Amazon may be working on a smartphone with hologram-like 3D Amazon is reportedly developing a smartphone that sports a 3D screen that relies on retina-tracking technology to make images seem to float above the screen like a hologram. With the smartphone, users would be able to navigate through content by using their eyes alone, according to two unnamed people who discussed the phone with the Wall Street Journal. More
YouTube launches pay channels with campy flicks Roger Corman's campy B movies, children's shows like "Sesame Street" and "Inspector Gadget," and inspirational monologues by celebrities — these are among the 30 channels that will require a paid monthly subscription on YouTube coming soon. More
FCC moving forward on speedier in-flight Internet service U.S. federal telecommunications regulators are pushing ahead with efforts to bring faster Internet service to commercial and private airline flights. The Federal Communications Commission on Thursday started deliberations on a proposal that would offer a new type of in-flight broadband service promising U.S. More
Microsoft may buy Barnes & Noble's Nook unit for $1 billion According to internal documents obtained by the website TechCrunch, Microsoft has offered $1 billion for the digital assets of Nook Media, Barnes & Noble's digital book venture. According to internal documents obtained by the website TechCrunch, Microsoft has offered $1 billion for the digital assets of Nook Media, Barnes & Noble's digital book venture. More
How Mark Zuckerberg learned to love the Facebook IPO But Zuckerberg said for the first time on Wednesday that he has become a fan of the IPO. The hoodie-clad CEO famous for wanting Facebook to remain a private company for as long as possible –- and advising all other Silicon Valley startups to ... 09/12/2013 - 6:40 am | View Link
Smile, you've just become Facebook millionaires! Grim-faced geeks' $104billion party... with laptops, Red Bull and a takeaway According to Mercury News, Facebook’s main campus was swarmed with news crews and their TV trucks as they awaited the historic moment. Before the 6:30am morning bell, some employees could be seen blowing off steam on the treadmills ... 05/18/2012 - 12:48 pm | View Link
Red Bull, DJs and roller hockey (but no champagne): How Facebook workers celebrated IPO windfall with all-night 'hackathon' at California HQ But at Facebook’s headquarters last night they hardly even bothered to open the champagne. Instead hundreds of software engineers and technicians gathered at the Palo Alto, California, office held and all night ... Zuckerberg was due to ring ... 05/18/2012 - 10:47 am | View Link
Video & Photos: Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg Rings In The NASDAQ Bell He opened the bell remotely from the company’s Menlo Park Headquarters after Facebook employees had just finished a long, all-night Hackathon ... second company ever to ring in NASDAQ’s bell remotely on its IPO day. 05/18/2012 - 7:55 am | View Link
Watch Mark Zuckerberg Ring In Facebook's IPO Just a few times a year, the NASDAQ exchange allows VIPs to virtually ring the opening ... the ad industry? Zuckerberg will be ringing the virtual bell from Facebook headquarters in Menlo Park, Calif., following an all-night “hackathon ... 05/17/2012 - 1:00 pm | View Link
There was a lot of complaining about the hypocrisy in the news that a group of tech giants are calling on the U. S. government to reform its surveillance practices of Internet users, coming from some of the biggest data gathers on earth. But the tech companies makes some good points, especially about transparency, in their open letter to Washington.
For online privacy advocates, the new anti-spying push by U. S. technology companies might be seen as a cynical move that comes too late to protect consumer data from years of government snooping. But for tech investors, it’s a warning that may have come just in time.
mdash; It's not the vision of a world-class city that Chicago Mayor Rahm Emanuel typically likes to portray. More teachers losing their jobs, thousands fewer police and firefighters on duty, less frequent trash collection and miles of potholed roads going unrepaired — all as property taxes soar. But that's the scenario Emanuel and others have said could befall the nation's third-largest city if the state Legislature — which passed a landmark measure last week to address Illinois' severe public pension shortfall — doesn't deal with Chicago's own multibillion-dollar pension problem.