Category: Technology

Apple vs. Google vs. Microsoft: One Platform Will Not Rule Them All

Apple vs. Google vs. Microsoft: One Platform Will Not Rule Them All

There are narratives circling the technology industry that are wearing out their welcome. The primary one, and the one where I wish more intelligent voices would prevail, is the narrative that there can only...

The Real Reason We Should Cheer the Cellphone “Unlocking” Law

The Real Reason We Should Cheer the Cellphone “Unlocking” Law

On its face, a bipartisan bill introduced in the House of Representatives last Thursday to permanently legalize cellphone “unlocking” isn’t particularly groundbreaking. There seems to be consensus in Washington that consumers should be allowed...

YouTube Launches Pay Channels

YouTube Launches Pay Channels

Roger Corman’s campy B movies, children’s shows like “Sesame Street” and “Inspector Gadget,” and inspirational monologues by celebrities – these are among the offerings on 30 channels that will soon require a paid monthly...

What’s Left If Barnes & Noble Sells The Nook Business To Microsoft?

What’s Left If Barnes & Noble Sells The Nook Business To Microsoft?

Barnes & Noble is reportedly considering selling the remaining stake in its tablet business to Microsoft , setting up an interesting couple of questions. What exactly would be left for Barnes & Noble–and wouldn’t...

Partners in Preservation

Partners in Preservation

I’s the FINAL WEEK of Partners in Preservation DC. This is your last chance to have your voice heard on how American Express and the National Trust for Historic Preservation will give out up...

Where Google Search Is Going

Where Google Search Is Going

In 1998, a new search engine from an obscure startup launched. It featured a logo, a text field and buttons for search and “I’m Feeling Lucky” — and not much else. Its name, as...

A Brief History of Windows Sales Figures, 1985-Present

A Brief History of Windows Sales Figures, 1985-Present

I may maintain that the fact that Microsoft has sold 100 million Windows 8 licenses in six months doesn’t mean much. But that doesn’t mean that Windows sales figures aren’t interesting. In fact, Microsoft’s...

eBay’s $35 Million Mess

eBay’s $35 Million Mess

Jim Edwards of The Business Insider has a long, fascinating piece on eBay’s top two affiliates — one earned $28 million in commissions for sending customers to the auction site, the other $7 million...

Microsoft Registers Multiple Xbox Fusion Domains

Microsoft Registers Multiple Xbox Fusion Domains

While Microsoft won’t announce the official name for its next-generation Xbox console until a scheduled event on May 21, it has registered multiple Internet domains for the name “Xbox Fusion.” The website Fusible spotted...

How to Create Google Calendar Events Straight from Gmail

How to Create Google Calendar Events Straight from Gmail

If you use both Gmail and Google Calendar for your e-mail and planning needs, respectively, you can now create calendar events from directly within Gmail messages. According to Google’s Gmail blog: Starting today, dates...