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Entries by Bianca Bosker from 05/2012

Draw Something, ANYTHING: Why OMGPOP's Hit App Popped

Posted 05.02.2012 | Technology

The web often gets blamed for destroying our ability to focus on things like paper books and conversation. But we haven't always got the attention spa...

Facebook Explains Itself In IPO Roadshow Video

Posted 05.03.2012 | Technology

http://facebook.retailroadshow.com/launch.htmlhttp://facebook.retailroadshow.com/launch.html By Alistair Barr SAN FRANCI...

Entrepreneurs' New Nightmare: The Invasion Of The Startup Snatchers

Posted 05.04.2012 | Technology

Despite fears that the money sloshing through Silicon Valley startups has led to silly -- and unsustainable -- valuations, the dirty word at a recent...

Facebook Grabs Glancee: Get Ready For More 'Friends,' Everywhere

Posted 05.05.2012 | Technology

Facebook has snapped up Glancee, a social discovery app that shows users when Facebook friends, friends-of-Facebook-friends and people with similar in...

Space Exploration Technologies Corp. Sets Date For 1st Private Cargo Run To Space Station

Posted 05.06.2012 | Technology

CAPE CANAVERAL, Fla. — A private U.S. company has set a new date for launching a cargo ship to the International Space Station. Space Explorati...

For Craftsmen, Craigslist Is A Slender Lifeline

Posted 05.06.2012 | Technology

With few places to turn, construction workers have colonized Craigslist as the cyberspace equivalent of the street corner or the Home Depot parking lo...

Fortune 500 List Boasts More Female CEOs Than Ever Before

Posted 05.07.2012 | Technology

This year's Fortune 500 has made history with the female 18. The 2012 ranking of the 500 largest corporations in the United States includes a recor...

Facebook IPO Roadshow Kicks Off: Zuckerberg Struts His Stuff In NYC

Posted 05.07.2012 | Technology

By Nadia Damouni and Olivia Oran NEW YORK (Reuters) - Facebook Inc CEO Mark Zuckerberg took questions about the No. 1 social network's ...

Zynga Sues Kobojo Over 'Ville' Title

Posted 05.07.2012 | Technology

By Gerry Shih SAN FRANCISCO (Reuters) - Zynga Inc, the publisher of popular games on Facebook like "FarmVille" and "CityVille," accused...

China, U.S. Vow Cooperation On Cybersecurity

Posted 05.07.2012 | Technology

WASHINGTON (Reuters) - Washington and Beijing recognize that all cyber attacks on the United States cannot be attributed to China, Chinese Defense Min...

Andrew Mason: Moving Fast Is Key To Success--And Yes, Things Have Been 'Rocky'

Posted 05.07.2012 | Technology

NEW YORK — Groupon CEO Andrew Mason says the online deal company's business continues to improve, though he acknowledges in a letter to sharehol...

Interpol Ups The War Against Cyber Crime

Posted 05.08.2012 | Technology

TEL AVIV, Israel — Interpol said Tuesday it is making the war against cyber crime a main priority this year as online fraud crosses borders and ...

Twitter Fights To Protect Malcolm Harris' Tweets From Prosecutors

Posted 05.08.2012 | Technology

They're his tweets -- and you can't have them. That's Twitter's message to prosecutors in the Manhattan District Attorney's Office, which charged T...

Stop The Mom Myth: My Mother Isn't A Tech Nitwit (And Neither Is Yours)

| Posted 05.10.2012 | Technology

I'm told at least weekly how an entrepreneur's website is "so simple even your mom could figure it out," a comment usually followed by a sarcastic eye roll and wry smile. (Well, har har. I'll have you know my mom is a Skype master, inseparable from her iPad, and a digital-photo editing savante.)

Yahoo CEO Scott Thompson Claims He Never Provided A Resume: Source

Posted 05.10.2012 | Technology

By Alexei Oreskovic SAN FRANCISCO (Reuters) - Yahoo Inc Chief Executive Scott Thompson, at the centre of a row over his educational qua...

FTC's Facebook-Instagram Inquiry Ensnares Google, Twitter: Source

Posted 05.10.2012 | Technology

By Alexei Oreskovic (Reuters) - The U.S. Federal Trade Commission has reached out to Google Inc and Twitter in an investigation into Fa...

For Every $1 Google Spends Lobbying, Apple Spends 10 Cents

Posted 05.11.2012 | Technology

Is that really why Apple has become, per Politico, a "punching bag" for lawmakers?  ...

Viddy Tries To Stand Out From The Crowd

Posted 05.11.2012 | Technology

By Gerry Shih SAN FRANCISCO (Reuters) - Viddy, the popular mobile video start-up, announced on Friday it has raised a hefty $30 million...

Beyonce Is Getting Taken To Court By Video-Game Company Gate Five

Posted 05.11.2012 | Technology

NEW YORK — A Manhattan judge says a lawsuit by a video-game developer against Beyonce can go to trial. The decision was made by Justice Charles...

With Facebook's 'Highlight' Feature, You Could Pay To Be Popular

Posted 05.11.2012 | Technology

Feel like no one's listening to you on Facebook? Now you can pay them to pay attention. On average, just 16 percent of your Facebook friends see yo...

Facebook Updates Data Use Policy, Tells You More About How It Uses Your Stuff

Posted 05.11.2012 | Technology

NEW YORK — Facebook is updating its data use policy in an attempt to give people more clarity on how the company uses information they share. A...

Mark Zuckerberg Outlines Facebook's Key Priorities

Posted 05.11.2012 | Technology

* Plenty of Q&A time in Palo Alto * Zuckerberg addresses key mobile strategy concern * Will growth concerns dampen I...

Facebook Privacy Changes Could Help Social Network Sell Ads On Other Sites

Posted 05.11.2012 | Technology

By Alexei Oreskovic SAN FRANCISCO (Reuters) - Facebook Inc, just days before it goes public, said it has revamped its privacy policy in...

Don't Search, Just Absorb: The Dawn of the Couch Potato Web

| Posted 05.13.2012 | Technology

A world where we're surrounded by alerts -- everywhere, anyplace, anytime -- suggesting ideas for what we might want to do or buy next. Sure sounds a lot like advertising, doesn't it?

Facebook IPO Expands In Size, Aims For $15 Billion: Source

Posted 05.15.2012 | Technology

By Olivia Oran and Alexei Oreskovic NEW YORK/SAN FRANCISCO (Reuters) - Facebook Inc increased the size of its initial public offering b...