Category: Technology

Why Samsung’s Challenge to Apple and Google Is Great for Consumers

Why Samsung’s Challenge to Apple and Google Is Great for Consumers

Over the past few years, tech giants Apple and Google have emerged as dominant forces in the mobile-technology market. Although they’ve pursued radically different strategies, each company has been wildly successful: Apple generates $1...

U.S. ‘Hacker’ Crackdown Sparks Debate Over Computer Fraud Law

U.S. ‘Hacker’ Crackdown Sparks Debate Over Computer Fraud Law

In June 2010, Andrew Auernheimer, a well-known Internet security expert, discovered a gaping hole in AT&T’s website that exposed 114,000 email addresses belonging to the wireless giant’s Apple iPad customers. After a colleague downloaded the data, Auernheimer passed the information...

Amazon Prime: Bigger, More Powerful, More Profitable Than Anyone Imagined

Amazon Prime: Bigger, More Powerful, More Profitable Than Anyone Imagined

Amazon‘s competitors—a group that basically includes every retailer under the sun nowadays—have more reasons than ever to fear the world’s largest e-retailer. Membership in Amazon Prime, the service that includes unlimited free two-day shipping...

Samsung Refreshes iPhone-Challenging Galaxy Line

Samsung Refreshes iPhone-Challenging Galaxy Line

Samsung Electronics is ratcheting up its rivalry with Apple with its new Galaxy S 4 smartphone, which has a larger, sharper screen than its predecessor, the best-selling S III. Samsung trumpeted the much-anticipated phone’s...

Did Google Get Off Easy With $7 Million ‘Wi-Spy’ Settlement?

Did Google Get Off Easy With $7 Million ‘Wi-Spy’ Settlement?

Seven million dollars. That’s how much Internet giant Google will pay to settle a multi-year investigation into its controversial “Wi-Spy” data collection practices. The furor erupted in 2010 when Google disclosed that it had collected...

South by Southwest (SXSW): Aereo vs. the Cable Bundle

South by Southwest (SXSW): Aereo vs. the Cable Bundle

To me, the most tantalizing thing about Aereo — the startup, backed by Barry Diller’s IAC, which let you watch live and time-shifted broadcast TV over the Internet on a TV or iOS device...

The Aussies Behind The Best Airline You’ve Never Flown

The Aussies Behind The Best Airline You’ve Never Flown

James Hogan, Etihad Airways’ president and chief executive officer holds a press conference in Abu Dhabi on February 4, 2013. The fast-growing carrier of Abu Dhabi posted a 200 percent rise in net profit...

Google Glass Will Be Incredible For The Courtroom

Google Glass Will Be Incredible For The Courtroom

ds Last week, I went to the preliminary hearing for Chris Bucchere, a software developer charged with felony vehicular manslaughter; on a workday morning in March 2012, Bucchere struck and killed a 71-year-old pedestrian,...

How Sesame Street Counted All the Way to 1 Billion YouTube Views

How Sesame Street Counted All the Way to 1 Billion YouTube Views

As Carly Rae Jepsen’s infectious hit “Call Me Maybe” was tearing up the radio charts last summer, the makers of Sesame Street were trying to figure out how to put their own spin on...