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posted in April 2014

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Facebook Mobilizes At F8
News  |  4/30/2014
Facebook rolls out a new ad network, new cloud services, and a new attitude to reassure developers and users.
Firefox 29 Debuts, With Mozilla In Turmoil
News  |  4/30/2014
Mozilla has delivered a solid, customizable Firefox update, but the company must now restore its relevance.
When BASIC Was Young: Great Memories
News  |  4/30/2014
As BASIC, the programming language that launched many a technical career, turns 50, we revisit our BASIC projects. Tell us about yours.
Google Self-Driving Cars Get Smarter
News  |  4/28/2014
Google admits it still has many problems to solve before self-driving cars become commonplace on our streets.
Google Boosts Encryption In Chrome For Android
News  |  4/28/2014
Users of Chrome on Android devices should see improved speed and security.
Comment: Re: AOL - Thomas Claburn - 4/25/2014
Google+ Manager Vic Gundotra Resigns
News  |  4/25/2014
Gundotra, Google's senior VP of social, "built Google+ from nothing," says Google CEO Larry Page. VP of engineering David Besbris is rumored replacement.
Adobe, Apple, Google, Intel Settle No-Poaching Lawsuit
News  |  4/25/2014
More than 64,000 tech workers can look forward to token compensation for claims that major tech vendors conspired to suppress employee pay by agreeing not to recruit workers from one another.
Comment: PR vs. court - Thomas Claburn - 4/24/2014
AOL Adds 'Native' Mobile Ads
News  |  4/24/2014
AOL Platforms aims to give advertisers better results, but some critics object to the editorial-like appearance of native ads.
Comment: Re: Content - Thomas Claburn - 4/23/2014
Google Street View Offers Time Travel
News  |  4/23/2014
Street View images from different periods can now be compared to see how places have changed over time.
Supreme Court Debates Aereo's Fate
News  |  4/23/2014
Justices seemed to be looking for a way ban Aereo without causing collateral damage to cloud computing.
Comment: Re: Poaching - Thomas Claburn - 4/22/2014
No-Poaching Settlement Could Spur Tech Talent War
News  |  4/22/2014
Adobe, Apple, Google, and Intel reportedly close to settling a lawsuit over agreements not to recruit each other's employees. Tech pros could benefit from more open market.
Microsoft Deal With Nokia Closes Friday
News  |  4/21/2014
The acquisition gives Microsoft the power to create its own mobile hardware.
Comment: BYOS - Thomas Claburn - 4/21/2014
Wearables, Drones Scare Americans
News  |  4/19/2014
Google has some public relations to do. People remain wary of tech breakthroughs including care-giving robots and drones, Pew research finds.
Google Trends Adds Email Notifications
News  |  4/18/2014
Keeping tabs on what people are searching for just got a bit more convenient. But Google Trends is still not a serious research tool.
Comment: License plates - Thomas Claburn - 4/17/2014
Comment: Continuity - Thomas Claburn - 4/17/2014
Twitter Reveals Mobile App Install Ads
News  |  4/17/2014
With a new ad format, Twitter follows in Facebook's footsteps. App developers will love it, but will users?
Google's 10 Big Bets On The Future
Slideshows  |  4/17/2014
From Project Ara smartphones to solar-powered drones, these Google projects try to turn science fiction into reality. Look what's coming.
Comment: Re: Parsing? - Thomas Claburn - 4/16/2014
Smartphone Kill Switches Coming, But Critics Cry Foul
News  |  4/16/2014
Smartphone makers and carriers agree to add optional kill switches to smartphones, but law enforcement officials say the anti-theft effort doesn't go far enough.
Comment: Re: Weather - Thomas Claburn - 4/15/2014
Google Maps Shows Crimea As Russian To Russians
News  |  4/15/2014
Google makes Crimea part of Russia on the Russian version of Google Maps and draws protests and scrutiny.
Comment: Re: Tipoffs? - Thomas Claburn - 4/15/2014
Google Has Plans For Titan Drones
News  |  4/15/2014
Titan Aerospace's drones are expected to help deliver Internet connectivity to remote regions.
Comment: Re: Tipoffs? - Thomas Claburn - 4/14/2014
Twitter Posts Betray Illness
News  |  4/14/2014
Tweets reveal whether you have influenza, according to Penn State researchers.
Comment: Re: ATT failed - Thomas Claburn - 4/14/2014
Amazon Plans 3D Phone: Report
News  |  4/12/2014
Amazon phone capable of displaying images in three dimensions could ship this fall.
Google Glass Goes Public
News  |  4/12/2014
Google Glass Explorer Program will be open to US-based adults on tax day.
Comment: Re: convicted? - Thomas Claburn - 4/11/2014
Hacker Weev Free After Appeal
News  |  4/11/2014
Andrew "Weev" Auernheimer, who embarrassed AT&T by exposing a security flaw, had his conviction overturned by federal appeals court.
Google Releases Project Ara Module Developer Kit
News  |  4/11/2014
Early version gives developers a glimpse of how to create Project Ara hardware modules. Does it give Apple and Microsoft more to worry about from Android?
Comment: The point? - Thomas Claburn - 4/10/2014
Google Glass For Parkinson's: 10 Findings
News  |  4/10/2014
Google Glass offers more health benefits than awkwardness, Parkinson's patients in UK study find.
Comment: Re: Yahoo - Thomas Claburn - 4/8/2014
Comment: Re: Jobs - Thomas Claburn - 4/8/2014
Google Glass Gets Down To Business
News  |  4/8/2014
Google's new Glass at Work program aims to capitalize on the enterprise's interest in Google Glass, even if consumers are still skeptical.
Comment: Re: Tablets? - Thomas Claburn - 4/8/2014
FTC Privacy Enforcement Power Wins Court Blessing
News  |  4/8/2014
The agency's claim against Wyndham Hotels for poor data security practices has been allowed to proceed.
Comment: Re: Tough - Thomas Claburn - 4/7/2014
Google's Android TV: Aim Lower
News  |  4/7/2014
Still smarting from disinterest in Google TV, Google is working on a less ambitious, more appealing sequel.
Samsung Researchers Celebrate Promising Graphene Breakthrough
News  |  4/5/2014
A new manufacturing technique could accelerate use of the world's strongest material in computers and other products.
Comment: Re: Obama - Thomas Claburn - 4/4/2014
Comment: Speech - Thomas Claburn - 4/4/2014
Mozilla CEO Brendan Eich Resigns
News  |  4/4/2014
Eich, who helped found Mozilla in 1998, steps down as CEO following criticism from employees and outsiders.
EU Lawmakers Vote For Net Neutrality
News  |  4/3/2014
Telecom reform proposal approved by European lawmakers might limit how service providers can charge customers.
How Apps Won The Mobile Web
News  |  4/3/2014
The web might be the dominant platform of our time, but more people than ever prefer to experience it through Google and iOS mobile apps.
La Quinta Dials Up Mobile Reservations
News  |  4/2/2014
Hotel chain makes it easier for guests to book stays while on the go. One of eight profiles of InformationWeek Elite 100 Business Innovation Award winners.
Comment: Social? - Thomas Claburn - 4/1/2014
Gmail Marks 10th Anniversary With Shareable Selfies
News  |  4/1/2014
Google launches its 7th Gmail-based April Fool's Day stunt, but this one is not a joke.


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