Christine Luc

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Startups Aim to Bring Slices of the Offline World Online

I’m down at Y Combinator Demo Day in Mountain View, Calif., where the biggest theme throughout the morning’s presentations was startups that have …

Tumblr now home to over 100 million blogs and 44.6 billion individual posts

Over 100 million user blogs have been created at Tumblr, according to the most recent statistics displayed on the company's website. <i>The Next Web</i> was first to notice that Tumblr had crossed the hundred million milestone only a year after reaching 50 million. Over 44.6 billion posts have been …

Sweden Isn't Happy About Google Trying to Control Its Official Language

This article is from the archive of our partner .<p>Google recently got into a row with the Swedish Language Council over a new word in its official …

What Twitter Can Learn From Google About Tracking What Goes Viral

With Twitter and Pinterest showcasing their new and updated analytics features recently, a lot of the focus has been on how to ensure your content reaches as large a group as possible.<p>While first party analytical services are improving and becoming more precise, there is always room for improvement …

Social Media

SEGA to release original Sonic the Hedgehog game for Android soon

Retro gaming is going strong in 2013. Recently Namco made Pac-Man free after 33 years and now SEGA has announced at the 2013 Game Developers Conference that it will be releasing the original Sonic the Hedgehog game for Android. The game isn’t just a simple port but a complete re-work of the 90’s …

Retrogaming

North Korea stops 3G data service one month after rollout

Last month's revelation that North Korea would start offering a tourist-only 3G data service was hailed as a sign that the isolated nation may be loosening its grip on the internet, and even more so when it turned out that the access would be uncensored. Unfortunately, though, it appears that the …

Film festival uses Instagram to create flip book trailers

A novel attempt at advertisement is let down by its popularity<p>Days after Fox used Vine to advertise its upcoming <i>Wolverine</i> movie, the Toronto Silent Film Festival has taken to another new-media platform to promote its upcoming event. The festival has set up three Instagram accounts, which each …

How the internet is making us poor

Everyone knows the story of how robots replaced humans on the factory floor. But in the broader sweep of automation versus labor, a trend with far greater significance for the middle class—in rich countries, at any rate—has been relatively overlooked: the replacement of knowledge workers with …

Economics

Taking Cues From the Valley, Walmart Brings the Shotgun Approach to E-Commerce

Imagine walking into one of Walmart’s stores today. You’ll see the familiar aisles, the usual customer service floor reps, the check-out stands. …

At This Startup, The CEO Lets All Employees Read Confidential Emails

Any employee can read almost every email sent within the company. What that means is that every email is internally public and searchable.<p>The rationale: if everyone automatically knows what's happening within the company, Stripe can reduce the number of meetings it has and have a more fluid …

Employment

FBI Pushing Hard for Realtime Email, Gchat, Skype, and Dropbox Spying Powers

The FBI wants more power. That's not any particular kind of surprising, since the FBI always wants more power, but this push is notable for what's …

The Biggest Cyber Attack In History Is Taking Place Right Now

These DDoS attacks bombard targeted web servers with so much dummy traffic that people trying to access a site for legitimate purposes are unable to do so. It's most analogous to a traffic jam on a highway with no one able to move.<p>The BBC says that security experts are describing it as "the biggest …

Cyber-attacks