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Facebook Forces Users to Install Separate Messaging App

3 days agoTechnology : Bits

The social network is removing messaging from its smartphone app, requiring users to install a separate piece of software to restore the feature. Facebook says the strategy will speed up the user experience.

Fast Home Wireless: A Content Weapon?

3 days agoTechnology : Bits

Following a recent announcement by Qualcomm, another semiconductor maker announces a huge upgrade in the speed of wireless home routers. The Broadcom offering is expected to allow all sorts of devices to send video at speeds that make transmitting content as easy as changing channels.

Daily Report: Etsy Seeks Wholesaler’s Role in Handicraft Sales

3 days agoTechnology : Bits

The company, known for its small-scale artisans and handmade goods, will help some sellers get bigger, and take a commission.

Storehouse, Airbnb for Retail Spaces, Raises $7.3 Million

4 days agoTechnology : Bits

Storefront enables people to quickly set up a retail location to sell anything and everything.

Samsung Executive Says Marketing Drove Phone Sales to No. 1

4 days agoTechnology : Bits

Todd Pendleton, the chief marketing officer for Samsung’s American division, said that Samsung had a better phone than Apple before he arrived, people just didn't know about it.

Google Buys High-Altitude Drone Maker

4 days agoTechnology : Bits

Following in Facebook's footsteps, Google said Monday that it had purchased Titan Aerospace, the maker of high-altitude drone satellites, which will be used to take photos of the earth and to connect people to the Internet.

Mozilla Names Interim Chief

4 days agoTechnology : Bits

Mozilla, the maker of the popular Firefox web browser, announced Monday that it had appointed Chris Beard the interim chief executive of the company.

Twitter’s Biggest Shareholders Say They Won’t Sell Stock

4 days agoTechnology : Bits

Top officers and directors of the social network, as well as its largest outside shareholder, say they will hang on to their shares when they get their first chance to sell in May. That could prop up the stock, which is trading at half its record high, set in December.

Daily Report: Rich Start-Ups Pull In More Money

4 days agoTechnology : Bits

An influx of late-stage investments is driving up valuations and stoking fears of another dot-com bubble.

Huge New York Development Project Becomes a Data Science Lab

4 days agoTechnology : Bits

The developers of the Hudson Yards on Manhattan's West Side are forming a partnership with the researchers at N.Y.U.'s Center for Urban Science and Progress to create a "quantified community" that uses data science to study and improve the urban environment.

Bend It, Charge It, Dunk It: Graphene, the Material of Tomorrow

5 days agoTechnology : Bits

The material has the potential to change the electronics industry, and recently researchers have focused on how to produce it commercially.

A Talk With Simon Head, Author of ‘Mindless: Smarter Machines Are Making Dumber Humans’

6 days agoTechnology : Bits

Mr. Head offers his thoughts on the social landscape of the technology-dominated economy.

The Most Dangerous Word in Tech

6 days agoTechnology : Bits

We see "innovation" almost as a force of nature, a relentless outcome by the work of tech entrepreneurs. In the process, several economists warn, we're losing sight of social realities about innovation.

Samsung Calls on Google Executive to Defend Innovation

6 days agoTechnology : Bits

Google is not officially a defendant in this case, but most of Samsung’s phones include Android, and some of the Apple patents involve features that Google put in Android.

Appeals Court Overturns Conviction of AT&T Hacker Known as ‘Weev’

last weekTechnology : Bits

Andrew "Weev" Auernheimer had been sentenced to 41 months in prison for breaching AT&T's security and obtaining 114,000 email addresses in 2010 before a federal judge threw out the case on Friday.

One Day Only! Google Offers Glass to Anyone in the U.S.

last weekTechnology : Bits

Next week Google is running a one-day promotion that will allow anyone in the United States to buy a pair of Google Glass. But some think the price, $1,500, is still too high.

Daily Report: Security Flaw Could Extend to Digital Devices, Experts Say

last weekTechnology : Bits

Hardware like home routers and printers is connected to the Internet, and the Heartbleed bug is built into some of it.

Amazon Buys ComiXology

last weekTechnology : Bits

Zap! Pow! The acquisition of ComiXology fits nicely into Amazon's entertainment strategy, which focuses on controlling the means of distribution.

2 Regulators Issue Guidelines on Sharing Cyber Security Information

last weekTechnology : Bits

The Justice Department and the Federal Trade Commission said that sharing information between companies about threats to cybersecurity is not likely to raise antitrust concerns.

The Battle for Late Night Viewers on Screens of All Sizes

last weekTechnology : Bits

As Stephen Colbert takes the reigns of the “Late Show,” CBS’s flagship late-night franchise, he will also need to figure out how to enter the battle for viewers on YouTube and other online video sites.

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