Social networks act as political rallying sites, report says
A Pew Research Center report indicated that online social networks have become political hotspots in the United States.
Microsoft assault on Google shows industry shift (Update)
Microsoft is skewering Google again with ads and regulatory bashing that say as much about the dramatic shift in the technology industry's competitive landscape as they do about the animosity between the ...
Newsroom cuts a boon for PR but a turnoff for readers, report finds
Widespread cost cutting in newsrooms has led to less investigative journalism, more weather and traffic reports and greater opportunities for lobbyists to get their message into the media, a US report has found. ...
Mars Curiosity lands SXSW interactive award
(Phys.org) —The down-to-Earth persona of NASA's Mars Curiosity rover, expressed on Twitter, Facebook, live streaming on Ustream, viral videos and the first Foursquare check-in from another planet, has captured ...
Earth Hour says campaign spreads to 50 countries
A campaign by global environmental movement Earth Hour to get promises of action from individuals and organisations has spread to at least 50 countries, its chief executive said Wednesday.
NY mayor launches bid to help tech startups
Mayor Michael Bloomberg on Tuesday launched an initiative to attract high-tech startups, the latest step in his campaign to turn New York into an East Coast version of Silicon Valley.
Using new media to save the old: Facebook co-founder explains new foray into publishing
For most college students wanting to leave their mark on the world, having helped Mark Zuckerberg launch Facebook would be more than enough. But Chris Hughes '06, who helped to lead the social network's growth ...
Social media rules Italy's austerity elections
Italy's election candidates have swapped street rallies for Obama-style social media campaigns, sparking feisty online debates among sceptical and irreverent younger voters.
Tendency to fear is strong political influence
It's no secret that fear is a mechanism often used in political campaigns to steer public opinion on hot-button issues like immigration and war. But not everyone is equally predisposed to be influenced by such a strategy, ...
Crucial, long-overdue BlackBerry makeover arrives
The maker of the BlackBerry smartphone is promising a speedier device, a superb typing experience and the ability to keep work and personal identities separate on the same phone. It's the fruit of a crucial, ...
Microsoft's 2Q earnings dip despite Windows 8 lift (Update)
Microsoft's latest quarterly earnings slipped, even as the world's largest software maker showed modest progress adjusting to a shift away from the personal computers that have been its financial foundation for decades.
US company aims to 'harvest' asteroids
A US company said Tuesday it plans to send a fleet of spacecraft into the solar system to mine asteroids for metals and other materials in the hopes of furthering exploration of the final frontier.
Michelle Obama opens new Twitter account
Michelle Obama's office said Thursday it had opened a Twitter account, as the US first lady turned 49.
Desire for fame scale can help advertisers
(Phys.org)—A Murdoch University researcher has developed a scale to measure a person's desire for fame which he hopes can be used by the marketing industry to tailor campaigns to a celebrity-obsessed audience.