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Ask Ethan: How Do Black Holes Really Evaporate?

Perhaps the greatest thing Stephen Hawking ever discovered — and the reason he’s so renowned among physicists — is that black holes don’t live forever.<p>Rather, they radiate their energy away over extraordinarily long timescales through a process discovered in 1974 that’s now known as Hawking …

Physics

Facebook Experiments With Trending Topics

Two months after Facebook introduced hashtags, the social network is now testing another popular Twitter feature: trending topics.<p><i>AllThingsD</i> reports …

Mashable

A Quick Guide to YouTube Privacy

While we don't share as much personal information on YouTube as on other social networks, if you're conscious of online privacy, you may want to take …

Bit.ly Now Lets You Express Feelings About Links You Share

Bit.ly, the popular URL shortening tool, is taking a step beyond basic URL shortening and allowing users to express their feelings about shared links.<p>…

What the International Business Times Wants With Newsweek

IBT Media, the pure-play digital company that has agreed to buy Newsweek, is not ruling out a print return of some sort for the iconic magazine.<p>"We …

Amazon CEO Jeff Bezos Buys The Washington Post

Amazon founder and CEO Jeff Bezos has signed a deal to buy The Washington Post and sibling newspapers for $250 million, the Washington Post Company …

No More Patience With Irrelevant Ads

According to the results of the 2013 Online Personal Experience study from Janrain, 74% of online consumers get frustrated with websites when content …

Personal Information

Gigaom | How Justin Smith remakes media companies — and why the Atlantic will be fine without him

Advertisement<p>In a media industry fraught with failure, almost everything touched by Justin Smith has turned to gold. That’s why news of his decision …

Google Now and Google Glass could become your hyperlocal news readers

Advertisement<p>3 Comments<p>Credit: Flickr / Thomas Hawk<p>Despite all the advances in location-based computing and smartphones, so far there has been very …

Of digital riptides and original sin — was the decline of newspapers inevitable?

Advertisement<p>10 Comments<p>Credit: Flickr user Zarko Drincic<p>At the Brainstorm tech conference on Wednesday, several media-industry heavyweights talked …

Some shifts in power visible in journalism today

Quick: How many shifts in power can you spot in this one report? From Reuters:<p>AllThingsD, the widely read technology blog run by Kara Swisher and …

The rise of the personal franchise site in news

Yesterday the buzz in newsland was all about Nate Silver’s decision to move his FiveThirtyEight.com franchise from the New York Times to ESPN. (Good …

Nate Silver and the NYT: Media platforms still have power — just not as much as they used to

Advertisement<p>3 Comments<p>Credit: Shutterstock / ollyy<p>The <i>New York Times</i> got hit by a bombshell late last week, when the news broke that star blogger …

Mark Thompson, CEO of the New York Times, misinforms Columbia B-school about The Meter

In a recent speech to the Columbia University business school graduates, the new CEO of the New York Times, Mark Thompson, said this:<p>Two years ago …