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Entries by Bianca Bosker from 03/2012

Facebook Pushes Ads That Want To Be Liked, Not Tolerated

| Posted 03.02.2012 | Technology

Facebook has already helped us turn our estranged middle-school classmates into our "friends." Now it hopes to make Walmart, Coca-Cola and other corporations our buddies, too.

Investors Gambling With Apple Stock

Posted 03.05.2012 | Technology

By Angela Moon and Doris Frankel (Reuters) The world's most valuable company has turned into a bit of a casino stock. Si...

The Moment I Knew My Phone Was Taking Over My Life (SUBMIT YOUR VIDEO)

Posted 03.06.2012 | Technology

At HuffPost, we're kicking off an exciting new project and we'd love you to participate! It's called "The Moment I Knew," and is a user-submitted vide...

Top Stats From Apple's iPad Event: Execs, Insults, Exclamation Points And More

Posted 03.07.2012 | Technology

Apple has just wrapped up its latest press frenzy in San Francisco, and along with several new products, the company shared a slew of statistics about...

Tim Cook At Apple iPad Event: Apple Is 'Fully Planted In The Post-PC Future'

Posted 03.07.2012 | Technology

SAN FRANCISCO — In announcing the new iPad, Apple CEO Tim Cook described a "post-PC" revolution that surprised even the company. "The momentum ...

In Defense Of iPad: Apple's New Name Irritates, But Works

| Posted 03.07.2012 | Technology

The simplicity of the iPad's name not only makes it easy to remember, but suggests that Apple's tablet is exceptional. Madonna doesn't need a last name. Nor does the iPad, it seems.

Meet The iPad 13: Imagining The iPad, Decades From Now

Posted 03.08.2012 | Technology

Apple’s new iPad boasts a high-definition screen, faster connection speeds and an improved camera. But what about a holographic display? A keyboa...

Vic Gundotra, Google's Social Chief, Explains What Google+ Is (But Not Why To Use It)

Posted 03.10.2012 | Technology

AUSTIN, Texas -- Google+ has been called a "ghost town," a "little version of Facebook" and "dead" since its launch last year. Users have continually...

Instagram Announces 27 Million Users, Android App Coming 'Very Soon'

Posted 03.11.2012 | Technology

AUSTIN, Texas -- Photo-sharing app Instagram has nearly doubled its total number of registered users since December, Instagram founder Kevin Systrom a...

Gilt's Infiniti Offer Lets You Buy Shoes, Earrings...And A Car

Posted 03.12.2012 | Technology

Monday's selection of sales on Gilt Groupe includes something a little out of the ordinary among the usual assortment of dresses, accessories, jewelry...

Friend-Finding Apps Don't Yet Live Up To Their Name (Or Hype)

| Posted 03.13.2012 | Technology

I was discussing intricacies of long-distance relationships over a glass of wine with a close friend last week when I was approached by a man I'd neve...

Ex-Googler Rips Google, Says It's Gone From 'Innovation Factory' To 'Ad Company'

Posted 03.15.2012 | Technology

Former Google engineer James Whittaker has a message for the web giant: You've changed. In a post published on Microsoft's official blog explaining...

David Weatherly Kept Wits By Playing 'Angry Birds' While Stranded For 3 Days

Posted 03.15.2012 | Technology

HELENA, Mont. — A man stranded for three days on a snowy mountain road in Montana attributed his survival to God, a rationed supply of beef jerk...

New Pinterest Profiles Debut: See The Changes (PICTURES)

Posted 03.16.2012 | Technology

Pinterest just got a makeover. The popular virtual pinboard site has rolled out new profile pages that feature larger cover photos for individual b...

Privacy Suit Filed Against Path, Twitter, Apple, Facebook, Others

Posted 03.18.2012 | Technology

Thirteen individuals have filed a lawsuit against more than a dozen mobile app makers--including Path, Twitter, Apple, and Facebook--who were accused ...

The Computer's Next Conquest: Crosswords

Posted 03.18.2012 | Technology
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What's a 10-letter word for smarty pants? This weekend the world may find out when computer technology again tries to best human brains, this time at...

New iPad Costs More To Make, Research Firm Finds

Posted 03.18.2012 | Technology

NEW YORK — Apple appears to be making less of a profit from each new iPad than it did when it launched the previous model a year ago, according ...

Apple Announces Plans For $100 Billion Cash Hoard

Posted 03.19.2012 | Technology

Apple announced Monday that it plans to spend nearly half of its $100 billion cash hoard to pay a dividend to investors and buy back shares of the com...

'iPad 3' Reviews: Who Felt Apple's New Tablet Heating Up -- And Who Didn't?

Posted 03.20.2012 | Technology

When Apple's handpicked stable of gadget critics reviewed the new iPad, they made sure to highlight that it could be used as a wireless hotspot. B...

Facebook 'Acquaintance' List Helps You Sort Friends, Keep Some People Quiet

Posted 03.22.2012 | Technology

Forget "friending." Facebook now wants to help you "acquaintance" people. With an update to its lists tool, Facebook is trying to improve the relev...

What Facebook Knows About Our Break-Ups And Romances

Posted 03.23.2012 | Technology

Meet the web's latest relationship expert: Facebook. By analyzing changes in users' relationship statuses in 2010 and 2011, the social network's da...

Deceased Daughter's Voice Mails Deleted After T-Mobile Promotion

Posted 03.24.2012 | Technology

SEATTLE — When Faron Butler wanted to hear his daughter's voice, he went to the voice mails she left him before she died of cancer at the age of...

Facebook Privacy Policy Update Causes Alarm, Confusion

Posted 03.24.2012 | Technology

NEW YORK — Facebook has taken steps in recent days to address more worries about privacy, warning employers not to ask prospective employees for...

Fingerprint-Checking Smartphone Patent Filed By Sony

Posted 03.24.2012 | Technology
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Technology to allow smartphones to scan their users' fingerprints through their screens as an identity check has been patented by Sony....

'Cash Mobs' Use Social Media To Splurge In Locally Owned Stores

Posted 03.24.2012 | Technology

By Kim Palmer CLEVELAND, Ohio (Reuters) - Flash mobs have been blamed as a factor in looting during urban riots. But now a group of onl...