Google today announced it is rolling out Google Now to the Chrome beta channel for Windows, Mac, and Chrome OS this week. The company says notifications will be available in English initially, with other
Taking on Amazon when it comes to e-commerce can be a futile effort. There are only a handful of e-commerce companies that have successfully been able to build a billion-dollar-plus business in e-commerce
Even fake worlds such as the World of Warcraft aren’t safe from cybercrime. Last week, Zhejiang province’s Songyang county court sentenced 10 men to prison terms of up to two years, reports Zhejiang Online.
The Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation is on a mission to improve human sanitation, particularly in areas of the world that don't have a reliable water supply. Much of that effort is about reinventing toilet
Being behind in a market sucks, and it’s understandable to want to lash out at the top dog, as Microsoft has shown it’s willing to do with Google in search and email, and now with Apple in tablet computers.
A few readers asked if I would provide the (very convoluted) ledger from my week of living on Bitcoin. Here is the accounting, including how I spent my Bitcoin and the value of that Bitcoin in U.S. dollars
Yahoo’s board will meet Sunday to vote on a $1.1 billion offer the company has put forth for Tumblr, the six-year-old social blogging platform. Details of the offer were first reported by All Things D;
It’s that time of the week for CrunchWeek, the show where a few of us writers chat up the most interesting stories from the past seven days. Ryan Lawler, Drew Olanoff (clad in his Google Glass), and I
This is why the Cupertino-based company chose to fund its recently expanded capital return plan with a $17 billion bond offering. This also allowed Apple to increase its quarterly dividend by 15 percent
An effective team is a powerful thing. Many of us have participated on teams where the members complement each other, trust each other and find ways of working that are not only effective, but also enjoyable.
Twitter is tapping new hire Simon Rogers, previously a data journalist at the U.K.'s Guardian newspaper, to be its first-ever "data editor," a position created to uncover fascinating stories as told by
Facebook has given its main “f” logo icon a makeover, flattening the design by removing the pale blue bar along the bottom, which gave the icon a reflective sheen/slight 3D effect, as well as moving the
Internet donations are pouring in for victims of the Boston Marathon bombing, with crowdfunding campaigns on various websites raising hundreds of thousands of dollars to help pay for their medical care.
Editor’s Note: David Lieb is co-founder and CEO of Bump, creators of the popular app that lets people share contact information, photos, and other content by bumping their phones together. Bump has been
Facebook seems to be behind what one ubertechie blog calls "one of the longest-running mysteries in the data center industry." The company is reportedly looking at building a $1.5 billion data facility
Because examples tell you more than theory ever could, we've rounded up 50 different resources for you to get into and help improve your business. Covering everything from Facebook to Pinterest to email
At the OpenStack Summit last week, Tuesday’s keynote opened with Dope’n’Stack E.N.T.E.R.P.R.I.S.E, a video that symbolizes the arrival of a new force of disruptors who see riches in building software systems
The world’s largest Bitcoin exchange Mt. Gox has once again been hit by a distributed denial of service (DDoS) attack. At the time of writing, the site has been down for over three hours, as the company
The US Senate could be voting this week on a bill that would authorize states to collect sales taxes from online sellers, creating a federal framework for what's so far been a state-based issue. As The