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Entries by Bianca Bosker from 06/2012

Carolyn Everson: Facebook's Secret Weapon

Posted 06.01.2012 | Technology

Facebook is facing intense pressure to turn its enormous userbase into enormous sums of money. And leading that charge is Carolyn Everson, the most p...

ASUS' 'Rear' Tweet Puts Sexism Front And Center

Posted 06.04.2012 | Technology

What's worse than hiring scantily-clad "booth babes" to show off gadgets at an electronics conference populated mostly by men? Sending lascivious t...

Laptop Snaps Thief's Photo, Leading To His Arrest

Posted 06.04.2012 | Technology

ANN ARBOR, Mich. -- Open an app. See a flash. Get arrested. Police in Michigan say a stolen laptop took a picture of the thief and sent it to a secur...

Sean Parker 'Bored' By Facebook -- And It Seems He's Not The Only One

Posted 06.06.2012 | Technology

So what does Sean Parker really think about Facebook, the company that netted him some $2 billion following its recent public offering? It’s a sn...

Facebook's App Center Means Fun, Games And Big Business

Posted 06.07.2012 | Technology

Facebook took a step closer to web domination Thursday evening with the official launch of its App Center, a hub for over 600 Facebook-connected apps ...

Companies' Twitter Followers Mostly Robots: Study

Posted 06.08.2012 | Technology

MILAN (Reuters) - Up to 46 percent of Twitter followers of companies with active profiles could be generated by robots, or bots, a study by Marco Cami...

Apple vs. Google: The Tech Giant War Heats Up

Posted 06.09.2012 | Technology

By Poornima Gupta SAN FRANCISCO (Reuters) - When Apple Inc kicks off its annual conference for software developers on Monday, all the p...

The Rise Of The 'Less Is More' Selective Social Network

| Posted 06.10.2012 | Technology

Just like grumpy editors wielding red pens, a burgeoning category of sites and apps are battling the share-everything trend with offerings that actually limit what we can say about ourselves.

Waterloo, Ontario, Canadian Tech Town, Feels BlackBerry's Decline

Posted 06.10.2012 | Technology

WATERLOO, Ontario — President Barack Obama couldn't bear to part with his BlackBerry. Oprah Winfrey declared it one of her "favorite things." It...

Can Phil Schiller Keep Apple Cool?

Posted 06.10.2012 | Technology
Read More: Apple, Technology News

Steve Jobs always oversaw Apple's (AAPL) blockbuster product launches, but he was never a one-man show. Phil Schiller, the company's longtime senior v...

With iOS 6, Apple Finally Embraces Facebook

Posted 06.11.2012 | Technology

After years of playing hard to get, Apple and Facebook are finally making it official: Apple's new mobile operating system iOS 6 will, for the first t...

Do Not Disturb: The Most Exciting (And Underrated) New Apple Feature

| Posted 06.11.2012 | Technology

The most thrilling new iPhone feature unveiled at Apple's Worldwide Developer Conference on Monday wasn't the fancy schmancy new Maps app, the long-aw...

Do Not Disturb: The Most Exciting (And Underrated) New Apple Feature

| Posted 06.11.2012 | Technology

The most exciting (and underrated) new iPhone feature unveiled at Apple's Worldwide Developer Conference on Monday wasn't the fancy schmancy new Maps ...

Apple's Maps App Signals Strategy Shift: It's All About Telling You What To Do

Posted 06.12.2012 | Technology

Apple regularly proclaims it's on a mission to build the world's best products. But what it doesn't trumpet as loudly is that this increasingly means ...

U.S. Investigates Cable Companies For Limits On Online Video: WSJ

Posted 06.13.2012 | Technology
Read More: Technology News

The Justice Department is conducting a wide-ranging antitrust investigation into whether cable companies are acting improperly to quash nascent compet...

Facebook Exchange: A New Way For Advertisers To Target Specific Users With Real-Time Bid Ads

Posted 06.13.2012 | Technology

Facebook is testing and will soon launch Facebook Exchange, a real-time bidding ad system where visitors to third-party websites are marked with a coo...

Cell Phone Radiation Is Getting Attention From The FCC

Posted 06.16.2012 | Technology

By Julie Steenhuysen and Jasmin Melvin CHICAGO/WASHINGTON (Reuters) - The head of the Federal Communications Commission is asking for a...

Facebook Buys Facial Recognition Firm Face.com: What It Wants With Your Face

Posted 06.19.2012 | Technology

Prepare for Facebook to be a whole lot more in your face. Facebook announced Monday that it will acquire facial recognition firm Face.com, an Israe...

Facebook Ad Business Expands To Zynga's Website: Why It's A Huge Step

Posted 06.22.2012 | Technology

By Alexei Oreskovic SAN FRANCISCO (Reuters) - Facebook Inc has begun showing ads on Zynga Inc's website, the first time the company has...

Katherine Losse, The Woman In The Facebook Frat House

Posted 06.24.2012 | Technology

An early staffer recalls the raucous days of a company in transition from Harvard dorm room to Silicon Valley...

Alan Turing's Brother: He Should Be Alive Today

Posted 06.24.2012 | Technology

June 23rd is the centenary of the birth of Alan Turing, father of computer science and artificial intelligence, who committed suicide just shy of 42. ...

Microsoft Buys Yammer For $1.2 Billion

Posted 06.25.2012 | Technology

SAN FRANCISCO -- Microsoft is buying Internet startup Yammer for $1.2 billion in an attempt to bring Facebook-like sharing features to its widely used...

Sheryl Sandberg Joins Facebook Board Of Directors -- The First And Only Woman To Do So

Posted 06.25.2012 | Technology

Facebook chief operating officer Sheryl Sandberg has been appointed to Facebook's seven-person board of directors, making her the first and only woman...

'Girls Who Code' Tries To Build 'Sisterhood' For Techie Teens

Posted 06.26.2012 | Technology

Call it the summer of CSS. Twenty teen girls from underserved communities in New York City will spend eight weeks this summer taking intensive tech...

Mark Zuckerberg Introduced Sheryl Sandberg To Facebook Staff By Saying They Should All 'Have A Crush On' Her

Posted 06.26.2012 | Technology

When Mark Zuckerberg introduced Facebook chief operating officer Sheryl Sandberg to the company on her first day, he didn't limit his praise to the us...