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Archived Since:February 9, 2010

Blog Post Archive

Google Softens on China's Censorship

Search giant changes policy in attempt to appease Chinese government.

Is AT&T’s Exclusive Lock on the iPhone Over?

Why Apple needs to get its iPhone 4 onto Verizon’s network ASAP.

Apple iPad and iPhone Set to Outsell Macintosh

By next year, the iPad and iPhone will generate more than double the revenue of the entire Macintosh product line.

Does Apple's iPhone 4 Signal the Death of the Macintosh?

Is Apple ignoring its signature line of computers and laptops? Yup.

Technology: Apple iPhone 4 Versus Sprint’s HTC EVO 4G

After muddling through a few technical glitches, Steve Jobs debuts the sleek, sexy, and more powerful iPhone 4. So why is it playing catch-up to Sprint’s HTC EVO 4G?

Is Facebook a Paradise for Scammers?

Every day tens of millions of people log on to Facebook, he popular social-network site, and spend time playing goofy online games. But watch out. Some people playing these games are getting fleeced by scammers, tricked into signing up for products and services hey didn’t want.

Apple's Fix for iPhone Woes

Eight days after CEO Steve Jobs told a customer that it was a “nonissue,” Apple Inc. published a letter to iPhone 4 owners on its Web site acknowledging reception problems on its new models. But the company framed the issue as a matter of how signal strength is displayed, not poor design.

What Steve Jobs Has Planned for Today's iPhone Unveiling

How do you get the kids excited for Christmas morning when they already know what’s under the tree? Just make sure there are a hell of a lot of presents.

Yahoo Tries to Avoid Google's Mistakes

In February, Yahoo got to watch with schadenfreude as Google drove its new Buzz social network straight over a cliff with inadequate privacy controls. Now Yahoo has decided it wants to head for pretty much the same cliff, just with a slightly firmer grip on the wheel.

To Nancy Drew on Her 80th Birthday: You're a Nintendo Game?!

Nancy friggin' Drew—happy birthday, baby! Our favorite slim sleuth of River Heights turns 80 this year, not that she looks her age. Botox, Pilates, intravenous chardonnay therapy—to whatever she's doing to look so fab, we say cheers. Show More Summary

Amazon's New Kindle: Nice, But No iPad

Anyone expecting that Amazon might roll out a new Kindle with a color screen and the ability to play music and movies - in other words, a device like Apple's iPad - will be sorely disappointed in the new version rolled out Wednesday....Show More Summary

Evaluating Time Magazine's New Online Pay Wall

Like second marriages, Time's new, extra-confusing pay wall is the triumph of hope over experience. For several reasons I think this is destined to, if not fail, to at least not provide, shall we say, the optimal outcome for Time In...

Apple's Fix for iPhone Woes: Poor Reception Will Be Displayed Accurately

Eight days after CEO Steve Jobs told a customer that it was a “nonissue,” Apple Inc. published a letter to iPhone 4 owners on its Web site acknowledging reception problems on its new models. But the company framed the issue as a matter of how signal strength is displayed, not poor design.

Are Investors Turning the Page on Barnes & Noble?

Stiff competition from Amazon and Apple is one reason for the gloomy income statement the company released this week: Barnes & Noble lost $32 million in the quarter ending May 1, compared with a $2 million loss during the same period last year.

Google News Adds Features to Customize Your News

Yesterday afternoon, between celebrating the first Social Media Day and Amazon’s interesting purchase of Woot, Google launched several new features on its Google News aggregation page—the site's first major redesign since its 2002 launch.   

Hulu Unveils Paid Service, Challenging Apple and Netflix

In a long-expected move, Hulu announced a subscription-based plan, costing $9.99 a month. Subscribers will get access to the full current season of most broadcast TV shows.

Google Softens on China's Censorship

Google is willing to compromise, at least a little, if that means it can stay in China. Its latest policy changes will stop automatically redirecting Google China users to the uncensored Hong Kong site in hope of appeasing the Chinese government and its strict Internet censorship laws. China will decide today whether to accept the changes and allow Google to stay.

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