Quantum physicist explains $100K offer for proof scaled-up quantum computing is impossible
Icelanders hand in draft of world's first 'web' constitution
A group of 25 ordinary citizens on Friday presented to Iceland's parliamentary speaker a new constitution draft, which they compiled with the help of hundreds of others who chipped in online.
No reward for hacking Zuckerberg Facebook page
A researcher who hacked into Facebook chief Mark Zuckerberg's profile to expose a security flaw won't get the customary reward payment from the social network.
Vulnerability in Facebook's OAuth allowed hacker full profile access
Facebook tests steep fees to message strangers (Update)
Facebook confirmed Friday it was dabbling with charging members as much as $100 to get messages to the inboxes of strangers such as social network co-founder and chief Mark Zuckerberg.
Microsoft engineer eyeballs Android botnet
British Library sets out to archive the Web (Update 3)
Capturing the unruly, ever-changing Internet is like trying to pin down a raging river. But the British Library is going to try.
Facebook introduces hashtags
Facebook is introducing hashtags, the number signs used on Twitter, Instagram and other services to identify topics being discussed and allow users to search for them.
Google News launches Twitter feed
Google News, the news aggregation site run by the Internet search giant announced the launch of the @googlenews Twitter feed in a post on the Google News blog on Monday.
Chinese micro-bloggers pay cash for followers
The Chinese craze for micro-blogging has reached such dizzying heights that companies are now offering to help people boost their following and stand out from the crowd -- for a price.
Firms' own social networks better for business than Facebook
(PhysOrg.com) -- Using Facebook and Twitter may be good for a company's bottom line, but firms can rake in even bigger profits if they have their own virtual brand community, says a University of Michigan ...
Twitter expands ad program to mobile users
Twitter said Tuesday it was expanding its advertising program to mobile users, the latest bid by the short-messaging service to boost its money-making efforts.
Yahoo! to buy blog-maker Tumblr for $1.1 bn (Update)
Yahoo!'s board has approved a deal to purchase the popular blogging platform Tumblr for $1.1 billion in cash, The Wall Street Journal reported Sunday.
Astronaut recounts near-drowning on spacewalk (Update)
The Italian astronaut who nearly drowned in his helmet during a spacewalk last month is sharing more details about the terrifying experience, revealing how he felt all alone and frantically tried to come up with a plan to ...