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Entries by Bianca Bosker from 07/2011

Steve Jobs Biography Renamed: 'iSteve' Becomes 'Steve Jobs

Posted 07.06.2011 | Technology

Walter Isaacson's forthcoming authorized biography of Apple CEO Steve Jobs has a new title. The book, set for release in March 2012, initially appe...

Google Exec Marissa Mayer Explains Why There Aren't More Girl Geeks

Posted 07.06.2011 | Technology

In 1999, Marissa Mayer, then a recent Stanford University graduate, joined a little-known startup with fewer than 20 employees that she calculated as ...

Twitter To Add Games As Way To Boost Revenues?

Posted 07.07.2011 | Technology

Twitter CEO Dick Costolo, tasked with monetizing the microblogging service that now has over 200 million accounts, has experimented with a slew of new...

How To Set Up Facebook's Video Calling Feature

Posted 07.07.2011 | Technology

Facebook recently took the wraps off of a brand new way to chat with other members of the social network: video calling, powered by Skype. Video c...

NASA's 30-Year Space Shuttle Program: A Look Back In Photos

Posted 07.08.2011 | Technology

The launch of the space shuttle Atlantis marks the final flight of NASA's 30-year space shuttle program. During the past several decades, NASA's sp...

Newspaper Confuses Atlantis With Doomed Challenger Space Shuttle In Tweet

Posted 07.08.2011 | Technology

The Atlantis space shuttle blasted into space Friday in a historic launch that marked the final flight of NASA's 30-year space program. Yet just m...

Gilt Groupe Chairman Susan Lyne Describes The Next Big Idea In Tech

Posted 07.08.2011 | Technology

Susan Lyne, the chairman of Gilt Groupe, started her career as many of Silicon Valley's brightest stars did: Like Gates, Jobs and Zuckerberg, she drop...

Numbered: The Week's Must-See Tech Stats

Posted 07.11.2011 | Technology

"Numbered," our weekly digits digest, is bringing you the numbers behind the news. This feature highlights the top new stats, facts, and figures to...

Kevin O'Connor Talks Tech Bubbles, Social Media Hype And More (VIDEO)

Posted 07.11.2011 | Technology

Wondering whether we're in the midst of another tech bubble? Veteran entrepreneur Kevin O'Connor, who survived the dot-com collapse of the 1990s, ...

Foursquare Teams Up With Living Social, Gilt For More Deals

Posted 07.12.2011 | Technology

Foursquare wants to make a deal. The location-based service, which enables users to share their location by checking in to venues via their smartph...

Rent The Runway CEO Shares Best Advice She's Received: 'Just Do It'

Posted 07.12.2011 | Technology

Jennifer Hyman, co-founder and CEO of Rent the Runway, says her company's mission is "delivering a Cinderella moment." Forget magic wands and pumpk...

What The Google+ Social Network Is All About

Posted 07.13.2011 | Technology

NEW YORK — Google didn't build its new Plus service simply to have an online hangout like Facebook. Rather, Google's new social-networking ende...

SpaceX To Break Ground On California Launch Pad

Posted 07.13.2011 | Technology

VANDENBERG AIR FORCE BASE, Calif. — An unused pad at the nation's West Coast launch complex is being retrofitted to send up the world's most pow...

Facebook: What Gets People To Engage Journalists Online

Posted 07.13.2011 | Technology

Facebook has released data that addresses a question that has recently taken on fresh importance for journalists: How do you get "liked" on Facebook? ...

Spotify's U.S. Launch Announced

Posted 07.13.2011 | Technology

We just received word from a Spotify representative that the much-loved music streaming service is finally coming to the US tomorrow. ...

Pentagon To Publish Strategy For Cyberspace Wars

Posted 07.14.2011 | Technology

WASHINGTON — The Pentagon on Thursday revealed that in the spring it suffered one of its largest losses ever of sensitive data in a cyberattack ...

Senators Ask Spy Chief: Are You Tracking Us Through Our iPhones?

Posted 07.14.2011 | Technology

Two key senators want to know if the leader of the vast U.S. intelligence apparatus believes it's legal for spooks to track where you go through your ...

Twitter's Erica Anderson On What You Can't Find Online

Posted 07.14.2011 | Technology

Nearly every morning for almost a year, Erica Anderson would wake up at 5 a.m. just to click “send” on an email. Those daily emails were for Ka...

Google Plus vs. Facebook: 6 Things Google+ Has That Facebook Doesn't

Posted 07.15.2011 | Technology

Google is gunning for Facebook. The search giant recently launched Google+, a social networking site that aims to rectify the company's failed soci...

Numbered: The Week's Must-See Tech Stats

Posted 07.18.2011 | Technology

"Numbered," our weekly digits digest, is bringing you the numbers behind the news. This feature highlights the top new stats, facts, and figures to...

Twitter Co-Founder Biz Stone Details Awkward Mark Zuckerberg Meeting

Posted 07.18.2011 | Technology

Twitter co-founder Biz Stone joined Peter Sagal on NPR's "Wait, Wait... Don't Tell Me" over the weekend to be tested on his knowledge of Marcel Proust...

LulzSec Hacks 'The Sun,' Redirects Site To Fake Murdoch Death Story

Posted 07.18.2011 | Technology

Hacker group LulzSec has reportedly hacked the website of Rupert Murdoch-owned British tabloid The Sun. The homepage appeared to be redirecting to a f...

China's Online Population Rises To 485 Million

Posted 07.19.2011 | Technology

(AP/The Huffington Post) BEIJING -- China's online population soared to 485 million as of the end of June as use of mobile phones to surf the Web spre...

FDA Plans To Regulate Some Medical Apps

Posted 07.19.2011 | Technology

WASHINGTON -- The Food and Drug Administration is taking the first steps toward regulating the rapidly expanding field of medical applications, or app...

NASA Astronaut Tracy Caldwell Dyson On The Challenges Women Face In Space

Posted 07.19.2011 | Technology

The 1986 space shuttle Challenger disaster, which killed all seven crew members on board just 73 seconds into the flight, convinced Tracy Caldwell Dys...