Making a speech isn't cool. You know what's cool? Making a keynote speech. And that's what's in the cards for Facebook founder Mark Zuckerberg, who will headline the phone industry extravaganza Mobile World Congress next month.
Zuckerberg's keynote opens the mobile-focused trade show on February 24, and will be streamed online. He'll be joined onstage by the technology journalist David Kirkpatrick, author of officially sanctioned chronicle "The Facebook Effect: The Inside Story of the Company that is Connecting the World" to discuss "extending the benefits of ubiquitous Internet access to the … Read more
While security startup Impermium doesn't have the hot name cache of Nest, it is Google's latest corporate buy.
Impermium specialized in helping Web sites fight spam, something that Google is already an industry leader at doing, but it had chops at stopping fraud and abuse as well.
The company is shutting down its services immediately to begin integration with Google. CEO and co-founder Mark Risher said in a post on the company Web site that he was "excited" to merge Impermium with "some of the best abuse fighters in the world."
Impermium had raised $… Read more
Amazon spent 2013 attempting to wow us and, for the most part, succeeded.
This year saw the debut of Amazon's Mayday customer service button -- the marquee feature for its newest line of Kindle Fire tablets -- the revival of the US Postal Service through Sunday delivery, and, of course, the frenzy of debate over autonomous flying robots serving as the next-generation of delivery men ahead of Cyber Monday.
Think Amazon out did itself in 2013? Well, get ready for even more eye-popping surprises in 2014.
Known for its willingness to play the long game, Amazon often goes through … Read more
A California senator plans to introduce a new bill that would require smartphones to enable a "kill switch," a security feature that would make a phone inoperable if it's stolen.
Sen. Mark Leno (D-San Francisco) announced Thursday that he will introduce the bill at the start of the 2014 legislative session in January, with the support of San Francisco District Attorney George Gascón.
"One of the top catalysts for street crime in many California cities is smartphone theft, and these crimes are becoming increasingly violent," Leno said in a press release. "We … Read more
Michael Dougherty, director of the comedy-horror film "Trick 'r Treat," has finally found the perfect stylus for drawing crazy-looking monsters. John Rogers, co-creator the TV show "Leverage," can't live without one particular app for keeping up with crime clippings. We asked some of our favorite geeky actors, producers, directors, authors, and musicians to share their favorite tech from 2013. Read on to see which gadget geeks up Grant Imahara's living room, which smartphone has earned raves from sci-fi author John Scalzi, and more. Then be sure to share your own picks of the year … Read more
The saga over Facebook's bungled initial public offering in May 2012 continues. US District Judge Robert Sweet has ruled the lawsuit can continue -- despite Facebook and bankers' intentions to get it thrown out, according to Reuters.
The social network became embroiled in this extensive legal battle shortly after its $16 billion IPO last May. The company's stock opened on the Nasdaq priced at $38 a share and, aside from a slight uptick right at the start, proceeded to plummet in the days and weeks following.
PARIS -- Ubuntu Touch has its first customer, CNET has learned.
Canonical has just signed its first deal to supply a smartphone with its mobile operating system, Canonical founder and product strategy leader Mark Shuttleworth revealed in an interview here at the LeWeb conference. He wouldn't say which company has agreed to use the Linux-based OS, but said it will be offered on high-end phones in 2014.
"We have concluded our first set of agreements to ship Ubuntu on mobile phones," Shuttleworth said. "We've shifted gears from 'making a concept' to 'it's going to … Read more