Facebook adds trending topics to site (Update)
In a move that echoes Twitter, Facebook is adding a feature to its service that lets users know the topics of discussion that are trending among the site's 1.2 billion users, whether it's the death of a world ...
Microsoft No-IP takedown to strike malware draws protests
AOL trims its Patch news operations (Update)
AOL said Friday it was cutting an unspecified number of jobs at its Patch hyperlocal news operations, while consolidating or closing some Patch sites.
Study examines viral reach of hashtags on Facebook
China hit by largest-ever algae bloom
The seas off China have been hit by their largest ever growth of algae, ocean officials said, with vast waves of green growth washing onto the shores of the Yellow Sea.
Virgin boss hits out after safety warning claim (Update)
Questions about why the Virgin Galactic spaceship crashed switched focus Monday to a prematurely-deployed lever on the doomed flight, as Virgin's boss suggested it may "well be" the cause.
Researchers say readers' identities can reveal much about content of articles
Articles that people share on social networks can reveal a lot about those readers, research has shown. But a new Carnegie Mellon University study reverses the proposition, asking the question: What can be learned about an ...
LA to give every student an iPad; $30M order
Los Angeles' school system, the second largest in the United States, is ordering iPads for all its students, handing Apple a major success in its quest to make the tablet computer a replacement for textbooks.
Tweet all about it: Twitter can't replace newswires, study shows
News agencies continue to have an edge over Twitter in being first with the news, a study found.
Japan's NHK unveils multi-camera system for 'bullet-time' slow motion replays (w/ video)
Google closes book on Reader news story service
Google on Monday closed the book on its free Reader service for gathering news stories and other online items in simple, up-to-the-minute lists.
China to launch moon rock-collecting probe in 2017 (Update)
China said Monday it was on track to launch a fifth lunar probe with the aim of bringing back lunar soil and rock samples following the successful moon landing of a space probe.
Facebook tunes ranking of stories in news feeds
Facebook's quest to be a personalized newspaper for the Internet age continues with tweaks aimed at making sure members spy hot stories from their friends.
Facebook delivers more news in News Feed
Facebook is boosting its efforts to put more news in its News Feed.