Software and Services

  • Blogs

    May 10, 2012

    The Pirate Bay: Soon To Be Banned?

    The Pirate Bay has taken some hard hits in the past few months. Though the file-sharing site announced in February that it would delate torrents and move entirely to magnet links, law enforcement has continued to mobilize against the operation. In March, for instance, a leaked doc suggested Swed ... More >>

  • Blogs

    May 3, 2011

    Here's the Inevitable Animation of the Live-Tweeting of the Osama Bin Laden Raid

    The latest course of news, as often as not, involves a path from Twitter to the mainstream media, and then, a day or so later, the appearance of a palatable cartoon version, all the better with which to digest your Internet. Sohaib Athar, or @ReallyVirtual, is the IT consultant who unknowingly live- ... More >>

  • Blogs

    April 5, 2011

    "Who's My Landlord?" App Loses, But Still Useful!

    ​Mayor Mike Bloomberg announced the winners of the second-annual NYC BigApps 2.0 Competition on Thursday night. This cool city-run competition gives out cash prizes to software developers who use city data sets to build apps that make it easier for people to navigate the city. Unfortunately, ... More >>

  • Blogs

    February 3, 2011

    Bloomberg and Zuckerberg: Power Pair Talk Facebook

    ​Mayor Michael Bloomberg may have just hired a "hot" Chief Digital Officer -- Rachel Sterne, New York City's first -- but who better to explain social media to him than Mr. One Billion Dollars himself? Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg (no relation) sat down with the mayor while he was in town to a ... More >>

  • Blogs

    December 4, 2010

    Groupon Brushes Off Google's $6 Billion Offer

    ​Six billion dollars isn't cool. You know what's cool? Groupon, the Chicago-based mega-start-up of online group coupons (get it?), turning down a six billion dollar offer from SkyNet Google. The tech giant has more money than God and often uses it to snap up smaller companies. But often, they ... More >>

  • Blogs

    July 8, 2009

    Happy 12:34:56 7.8.09!

    Did you miss it? We're on our second glass of champagne and waiting for signs of the apocalypse. So far nothing, though we hear a guy in Camden died after falling into a vat of hot chocolate. We're not Bible scholars but that must mean something. Let's check Drudge: DOMINATE: GOOG PLOTS DEATH BLOW T ... More >>

  • Screens

    June 21, 2005

    Blue Chipping

    In 23 million years, Google will fall to the rebellion. And no, we don't mean 'Ask Jeeves'

  • News

    August 10, 2004

    An iPod for Your Eyes

    Portable video looks great, and in a couple of years it may be affordable

  • News

    April 6, 2004

    Viral Marketing

    McAfee or Norton? Take the blinders off and say hello to Trend Micro.

  • News

    January 27, 2004

    New York AG Takes on Grand Theft Auto

    Popular Video Game Instructs Players to 'Kill the Haitians'

  • News

    July 29, 2003
  • Music

    June 24, 2003
  • News

    April 29, 2003

    VoIP a Dope

    The Current Quality of Low-Cost Calls Over the Net

  • News

    October 15, 2002
  • News

    February 13, 2001

    Verizon Gets Earful

    Customers Squawk Back Over DSL Service

  • News

    October 31, 2000

    The Incredible Shrinking Internet

    When Cable Monopolies Rule the Web, Everyone Loses

  • News

    March 7, 2000

    Click Back

    Privacy Hounds Bring DoubleClick to Heel—for Now

  • News

    April 28, 1998