Prediction model for Kickstarter tells if projects will sail
Tweet timing tells bots, people and companies apart
Tweet timing can differentiate individual, corporate and bot-controlled Twitter accounts independent of the language or content of a tweet, according to research published July 3 in the open access journal ...
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 ...
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, ...
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.
'The Daily' doomed by dull content and isolation
It was too expensive. It lacked editorial focus. And for a digital publication, it was strangely cut off from the Internet. That's the obituary being written in real time through posts, tweets and online ...
Microsoft ads deride Google as bad place to shop (Update 2)
Microsoft is trying to skewer Google as a lousy holiday shopping guide in its latest attempt to divert more traffic to its Bing search engine.
How Apple's phantom taxes hide billions in profit
On Tuesday, Apple is set to report financial results for the second quarter. Analysts are expecting net income of $9.8 billion. But whatever figure Apple reports won't reflect its true profit, because the ...
Lenovo unveils new ultrabooks
Lenovo is betting that the colorful, more affordable ultrabooks that it unveiled Monday will help it maintain its momentum and continue to snap up market share.
Research suggests average-sized models could sell more fashion
New research from the University of Kent suggests the fashion industry could benefit from using average-sized models rather than size zero in marketing campaigns.
I'll have what she's having: How peers influence the adoption of new sales channels
Selling used to be so simple: pack up the wagon, harness the horse, and head to the nearest settlement. Today, retailers have to allocate their marketing dollars across a multitude of channels, from stores, catalogs, and ...
You could lose your job to a computer, so why isn't the digital economy an election issue?
There seems to be a uniform impression among British politicians and legislators that the digital economy will radically transform the country for the better. A recent House of Lords select committee report on the digital economy highlighted the perils of failing to respond adequately to the opportunities it provides for future prosper ...
On US campaign trail, your 15 Meerkats of fame
As the 2016 presidential race comes into view, social media app-of-the-moment Meerkat offers American candidates a promising but perhaps risky way to reach out to the masses.
How big data can be used to understand major events
With the most unpredictable UK general election looming in modern times, how can big data be used to understand how elections are covered by the media? New research has for the first time analysed over 130,000 ...