This might be news to some, but not everyone knows what 4G LTE means.
Not everyone thinks in terms of footprints or tethering either. Especially if they're over 16.
So "Saturday Night Live" decided to target Verizon's enthusiasm for terminology in ads offering 4G LTE. Whatever that is. (The video may not be visible should you live across oceans the other side of the U.S.)
updated Google is teasing us with a promise of "big announcements" tomorrow regarding Google TV.
"Get ready for Monday, we have some big announcements!" the Web giant cryptically teased late Saturday from its Facebook page.
Google representatives did not immediately respond to requests for more information, so it looks like we will have to wait until tomorrow to see what the company has up its sleeve. Perhaps the company will take the wraps off consumer gear the company is reportedly developing.
The company is working on a home entertainment device that would "stream music wirelessly … Read more
For those who grew up, made out, and stayed in to Whitney Houston's music her death was that peculiar mixture of shocking and inevitable.
As some in L.A. chose to continue partying, others used their chosen online means to express their dismay. Twitter, often the medium for stars to express themselves directly to their fans, offered a simple picture of collective feelings.
This morning, while the cause of her death remains unknown, the feelings she has left behind are clear. Mariah Carey, for example, took to Twitter to say: "Heartbroken and in tears over the shocking death … Read more
When the happily married have affairs, they tend to argue it didn't mean anything. When the happily connected are accused of piracy, they claim someone else must have used their Wi-Fi.
Somewhere in the midst of arguments like these lies a concealed truth: human beings are not what they claim to be.
Please, therefore, consider the troubling--and very human--emotions that surround the revelations that, at a Sundance party hosted by VEVO, there played on several screens an illegal stream of an NFL playoff game.
It so happened that a very nice man from TechCrunch was there, and he was … Read more
"Can Jeremy Lin fix the Eurozone debt crisis?" "Who put sports in my Twitter again?" "Wow, just wow."
Just some of the posts on Twitter as the twitterverse reacted to the most amazing--yes, the most amazing--rags-to-riches, feel-good sports story of the century. (One of the benefits of living in 2012 is that I can say that without starting too much of a bar fight).
The sudden emergence of the unheralded New York Knicks guard as the top sports story across the nation is predictably reflected on this Twitter stats page generated by … Read more
The Reuter's article, citing "two people with knowledge of the matter," reported that the European Union's approval would be "unconditional." Rivals had been pushing for restrictions to prevent Google from unfairly promoting its products.
This week's failure to communicate, from Path, was hardly a unique event. Companies--especially fast-moving startups--screw up all the time. The issue is how they react to their errors. Can Path recover, as Facebook and Google have from their privacy flaps, or will this flub hurt the company over the long term?
And how can you prepare for your own inevitable, and public, failures, if you're running your own company?
I have two guests today well-versed in the art of failure and graceful recovery:
For the scope of this article, I am leaving all of the commentary on SOPA, PIPA, ACTA, and such aside for others much more well-versed than I to discuss.
A lot of people have been asking me the same question lately: Just how do sites like MegaUpload--recently taken down by an international collection of law enforcement--make hundreds of millions of dollars a year and fund lottery-winner style lifestyles that include mansions and private jets?
It's actually pretty straightforward. These sites use the same techniques as legitimate Web sites: search, social media, ad networks, and online payment processors.
Teens can be precocious, difficult, and presumptuous. Oh, and whiny. So given how tech-savvy they've all become, one idea to offer them perspective might be to take their laptop and blast it with a gun.
No, no, this is not my advice. This is the advice of Tommy Jordan, a man who appears to run an IT company in North Carolina called Twisted Networks.
Jordan, you see, became frustrated when he discovered his daughter Hannah (we're guessing at the spelling of her name) had posted a rather whiny message about her parents and her domestic responsibilities on her … Read more
I don't even know at what point parents can get in trouble for leaving their kids at home alone. My older daughter, Eve, is 8, not 2, but that's still young in my view--especially since she was coming off a 104.7 fever the night before.
But we were in a bind, and not an uncommon one. My wife had to pick up our younger daughter from school and take her to a theater class she was eager to attend. I was a good 45 minutes away at work in downtown San Francisco and couldn't escape in time to watch Eve. Our nearest family is across the country. And we don't have a regular roster of babysitters, especially who can come over in the middle of the afternoon.
What we do have is two iPads. Three, actually, and each proved helpful in this babysitting challenge. … Read more