Category: Technology

AT&T’s $500 Million Plan to Crush Netflix and Hulu

AT&T’s $500 Million Plan to Crush Netflix and Hulu

AT&T is forming a new online video business with the entertainment company The Chernin Group that will use both subscription-based and ad-supported monetization models, placing it in competition with YouTube and Amazon Prime as...

Who Needs a Memory When We Have Google?

Who Needs a Memory When We Have Google?

I have a confession to make: I’m an infomaniac. In high school, I was on the debate team and got an early taste of what it’s like to dig deep into information so that...

Yahoo Reportedly Has a Bold New Proposal That Could Threaten Google

Yahoo Reportedly Has a Bold New Proposal That Could Threaten Google

Yahoo, long an also-ran in the search engine business, is working on a bold new proposal that could quickly transform it into a legitimate Google competitor. CEO Marissa Mayer is prepping a pitch to...

FarmVille Is Back — and This Time, It’s Portable

FarmVille Is Back — and This Time, It’s Portable

The one-time Facebook phenom arrives on iOS and Android in its first made-for-mobile edition Remember FarmVille? Of course you do. Once upon a time, circa 2010, chances are that you either played it on...

Instagram Begins Purging Spam Accounts

Instagram Begins Purging Spam Accounts

Say goodbye to your fake friends Instagram is taking out the trash: the photo-sharing app is sifting through its entire user base and deleting inactive, old and spam accounts on a mass scale for...

Facebook Reveals Which Countries Censor Citizens’ News Feeds

Facebook Reveals Which Countries Censor Citizens’ News Feeds

India restricted 4,765 pieces of content between July and December of 2013 Facebook revealed that it has allowed the Indian government to censor the content its inhabitants are allowed to see on the social...

AT&T Aims to Beat Google Fiber in Gigabit Broadband Race

AT&T Aims to Beat Google Fiber in Gigabit Broadband Race

North Carolina has become the latest battleground in the competition to bring gigabit Internet speeds to consumers Four years after Google launched a not-so-subtle campaign to shame U.S. Internet service providers into improving their...

Facebook Is Going to Force You to Install Its Messenger App

Facebook Is Going to Force You to Install Its Messenger App

In a global rollout from today, Facebook will start removing the message function from its mobile app for iOS and Android and instead require users to install its standalone Messenger app, which, it says,...

Xbox Owners Can Finally ‘GoPro’ and Upload Game Clips to YouTube

Xbox Owners Can Finally ‘GoPro’ and Upload Game Clips to YouTube

Xbox One owners finally get YouTube uploads, Xbox 360 owners get an extreme-sports-angled camera partnership. Let’s be clear: GoPro is not a verb…unless I’m using it in a title, in which case it is,...