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Entries by Bianca Bosker from 06/2011

Former Google CEO 'Screwed Up' On Facebook Threat

Posted 06.01.2011 | Technology

SAN FRANCISCO — If he had another chance, former Google CEO Eric Schmidt would have pressed the Internet search leader to focus more on mounting...

Facial Recognition: The One Technology Google Is Holding Back

Posted 06.01.2011 | Technology

Google has been known for ambitiously developing technology that seems more science fiction than Silicon Valley, such as self-driving cars, but former...

Fabrice Tourre, The Fabulous Fab, Offers Cautionary Tale: Data Never Dies

Posted 06.01.2011 | Technology

Fabrice Tourre (a.k.a. the "Fabulous Fab"), the Goldman Sachs mortgage trader who has become synonymous with Wall Street shenanigans, has now become s...

Twitter Co-Founder Jack Dorsey Can't Quite Define Twitter

Posted 06.01.2011 | Technology

Even Twitter co-founder Jack Dorsey can't quite explain what Twitter is--but he says it doesn't matter. "I don't have an answer and I don't think w...

RIM's PlayBook 2 Features Could Include 10-Inch Screen, White Exterior

Posted 06.01.2011 | Technology

High up on the lengthy list of complaints about RIM's ill-fated BlackBerry Playbook is the device's relatively paltry size. That the PlayBook's 7-inch...

Sony's PlayStation Network Store Back Online

Posted 06.02.2011 | Technology

After suffering a cyber attack that compromised information belonging to over 100 million users and left Sony's PlayStation Network offline, Sony anno...

Sony's PlayStation Store Back Online

Posted 06.02.2011 | Technology

After suffering a cyber attack that compromised information belonging to over 100 million users and left Sony's PlayStation Network offline, Sony anno...

Windows 8: What It Says About Microsoft's Take On Tablets

Posted 06.02.2011 | Technology

Seventeen months after CEO Steve Ballmer unveiled a Windows slate that never made it to market, Microsoft, the king of the desktop, is taking another ...

Groupon Files For IPO

Posted 06.02.2011 | Technology

Groupon, the daily deals service, has filed for an initial public offering. Groupon is seeking to raise $750 million. The company noted in its S-1 ...

Groupon's Google Moment? CEO Andrew Mason's Wacky Letter References 'Stupidity,' Goals

Posted 06.02.2011 | Technology

Daily deals company Groupon has just filed for a $750 million IPO, and though the S-1 filing with the Securities and Exchange Commission contains no ...

WWDC 2011 iCloud Announcement: More Details Emerge

Posted 06.03.2011 | Technology

New rumors concerning iCloud, the music service Apple will announce at the Worldwide Developers Conference (WWDC 2011), suggest that Apple has tied up...

Adobe CEO Predicts Android Tablets Will Overtake iPad

Posted 06.03.2011 | Technology

Adobe CEO Shantanu Narayyen is betting that just as Android smartphones gained greater marketshare than Apple's iPhone, Android tablets will overtake ...

Apple iCloud Logo Revealed Ahead Of WWDC 2011

Posted 06.03.2011 | Technology

First, Apple made the highly unusual move of confirming that it would unveil a new offering, iCloud, at the Worldwide Developers Conference (WWDC 2011...

The Most Embarrassing Politician Twitter Scandals: Lewd Photos, Weird Videos, And More

Posted 06.03.2011 | Technology

Congressman Anthony Weiner has been in the hot seat after a tweet containing a photo of a man's crotch was posted from his account. Weiner has attr...

RIM Loses More U.S. Market Share To Apple, Google

Posted 06.03.2011 | Technology

TORONTO, June 3 (Reuters) - Research In Motion (RIM.TO) has given up more ground to Apple (AAPL.O) and Google (GOOG.O) in the hypercompetitive U.S...

Apple's WWDC 2011 Announcement: iCloud, iOS 5, Mac OS X Lion, And More?

Posted 06.06.2011 | Technology

Though Apple pre-announced what it will announce at the Worldwide Developers Conference (WWDC 2011), the company has offered few details on what its n...

Steve Jobs Takes Stage At Apple WWDC Press Conference (PHOTOS)

Posted 06.06.2011 | Technology

Apple CEO Steve Jobs has been out of the limelight since he announced in January he would be taking a medical leave of absence from the company, his s...

Apple Announces iCloud, iTunes Match At WWDC 2011

Posted 06.06.2011 | Technology

Apple CEO Steve Jobs unveiled several new Apple services, including iCloud, that underscore a major shift taking place in the tech world as users' inf...

iOS 5, Mac OS X Lion Features Announced at WWDC 2011

Posted 06.06.2011 | Technology

Apple took the wraps off of the latest versions of its software at the Worldwide Developers Conference, unveiling Mac OS X Lion, the eighth release of...

Apple's iOS 5 Leaves Facebook In The Cold

Posted 06.06.2011 | Technology

Apple has revamped the software that powers its iPhone, iPad and iPod touch to include, for the first time ever, a major integration with a social net...

Skype Problems Reported: How To Check Its Status

Posted 06.07.2011 | Technology

Skype, the company Microsoft has agreed to buy for $8.5 billion, is reportedly experiencing problems--again. Skype acknowledged in a tweet posted T...

Lady Gaga Backs Backplane, Social Network For Celebrities

Posted 06.07.2011 | Technology

Lady Gaga and former Google CEO Eric Schmidt are teaming up to invest in Backplane, a new social network for celebrities spearheaded by a team that in...

The Twitter Typo That Exposed Anthony Weiner

Posted 06.07.2011 | Technology

The R-rated revelation from Rep. Anthony Weiner (D-N.Y.) that may wreck his marriage, ruin his career and destroy his reputation appears to be the res...

Foursquare, Matt Damon, And More Honored At Made In NY Awards (PHOTOS)

Posted 06.07.2011 | Technology

Matt Damon, Foursquare co-founders Dennis Crowley and Naveen Selvadurai, and Lauren Zalaznick were among the honorees celebrated at the sixth annual ...

Facebook Rolls Out Facial Recognition For Photo Tagging

Posted 06.08.2011 | Technology

Facebook has rolled out a facial recognition based photo feature for all users, effectively automatically changing users' privacy settings without not...