April 16, 2013 With cellphone service hopelessly congested, many people turned to Twitter and Facebook to report their whereabouts or find out if family and friends attending the race were OK.
April 15, 2013 Even as the shock and horror of the deadly explosions at the Boston Marathon had yet to subside Monday, people were turning to online tools to check on the safety of their friends and family who were at the event. The latest estimates of the casualties include more than 3 dozen people injured, with two dead.
April 15, 2013 Advertisers want to hear what you have to say, and many are about to roll out new kinds of ads you can actually have a conversation with. Marketers are hoping to leverage the power of voice and the kinds of technologies that power Apple's Siri to start selling us all sorts of things.
April 12, 2013 Google seems to think of everything for everyone, and the dead are no exception. It has introduced Inactive Account Manager, which lets you select who should have access to your Gmail, YouTube and other Google services after you pass on — or whether the data should be wiped out.
April 12, 2013 In the age of digital media, many newspapers have been forced to gut their staffs, leading some media analysts to sound the death knell for enterprise reporting and long-form storytelling. Not so fast, say the craft's most passionate advocates.
April 10, 2013 Our comics blogger examines the controversy surrounding the decision not to release an issue of the popular SAGA series for Apple devices.
April 9, 2013 Bitcoin, the digital currency that trades outside the control of central banks and international borders, reached new heights Tuesday, surpassing the $200 mark for the first time. That level comes just five days after bitcoin approached $150, a development that Mt.Gox, the largest exchange service for the currency, deemed to be "epic."
April 9, 2013 Google announced Tuesday that its Google Fiber project would be hitting Austin, Texas, next. The tech giant's blazing fast Internet service, with current rates at 1 Gpbs, is about 100 times faster than your typical cable broadband Internet service.
April 9, 2013 The person behind the elaborate online hoax in which a fake website proclaimed Pastor Joel Osteen's intent to renounce Christianity and shut down his influential ministry says that his goal wasn't to attack Osteen personally. And he adds that he has now received thousands of "heartfelt" messages.
April 9, 2013 When former British Prime Minister Margaret Thatcher died Monday, the hashtag #nowthatcherisdead popped up on Twitter. For some, it was the pop star's name that stood out to them, not Thatcher's.
April 8, 2013 April Fool's Day was one week ago — but an elaborate hoax targeting Pastor Joel Osteen gained wide attention Monday, after those behind the hoax used Twitter, YouTube, and other social media to spread spurious claims that the pastor had renounced his faith and would close his huge Texas church.
April 7, 2013 Broadcasters will convene in Las Vegas this week to discuss the rapidly-growing demographic of people who don't subscribe to cable or satellite TV services. Instead, more people are watching shows and movies online.