January 3, 2013 A man who admitted to being the leader of the IMAGiNE Group, which released unauthorized versions of theatrical films online, has been sentenced to serve 60 months in prison — reportedly a record for an American web piracy sentence.
January 3, 2013 See if you agree that Melbourne's New Year's Eve fireworks are turned into something "strangely soothing and tranquil" by running the video backwards.
January 2, 2013 The widely read political blog, which began as in independent forum for Sullivan's voice, is going to try charging for its content. "Getting readers to pay a small amount for content," Sullivan writes, is "the only truly solid future for online journalism."
December 31, 2012 It's unlikely 2013 will be the year that jet packs make it big, but the coming year could bring us a host of other new technology trends and products, like 3-D printers for consumers, even smarter smartphones, and more connected devices like glasses and cars.
December 31, 2012 We the People is supposed to be an online way for the public to petition the president. It's being used by advocates to score political points. Media critic and blogger Jeff Jarvis says it's time to stop the stunts. So he has, of course, started a petition.
December 29, 2012 We sifted through so you don't have to and found some of the best (and worst?) of the best and worst lists: Craziest stories; biggest scandals; happiest countries; worst gaffes; and more.
December 28, 2012 Two-Way readers left us more than 200,000 comments this year. The person who generated the most approval from others was "Miss M," who generally takes a short, simple and respectful approach when she has something to say.
December 28, 2012 People have been watching television with their laptops, smartphones or tablets in hand for a while now. It's called the two-screen experience. This year, social media chatter about TV grew by about 800 percent — and broadcasters are trying harder than ever to join the conversation.
December 27, 2012 Internet memes used to stick around for months on end (remember "Charlie Bit My Finger"?). But in 2012, the shelf-life of an Internet sensation became increasingly fleeting. Funny videos and games are now enjoying only brief moments in the cultural spotlight before they're forgotten.
December 27, 2012 Services like Pandora and Spotify have been trying to win over two types of customers: younger people who don't buy music at all and older people who still like physical albums. But it's been difficult to lure customers willing to pay for music they won't own or that they can find for free online.
December 26, 2012 KQEDThose of us trying to get in shape after overindulging this holiday season can get help from a slew of new devices that monitor steps climbed, calories burned and heart rate. But companies and venture capitalists in new startups hope to make money in a new way: by selling the data right back to the people tracking their activity — and to their employers.
December 26, 2012 This year has seen an explosion of professional online videos, eclipsing home videos of cats and babies. In 2012, 8 of the top 10 YouTube videos were professional — and Hulu, Netflix and multichannel networks like MiTu all produced exclusive new programming.