Facebook challenging Google in online ad market
For years, Google has been the undisputed leader in online advertising, but Facebook is gaining quickly in the fast-evolving market.
Virtual currency founder pleads not guilty in New York
A man accused of founding an online underworld bank that allegedly laundered $6 billion for criminals, including child pornographers and drug traffickers, pleaded not guilty in New York on Tuesday.
'Rock of Ages' casts YouTube star Chester See
(AP)—The next big Broadway star is coming from the Internet. "Rock of Ages" producer Matt Weaver said Tuesday that the show has asked YouTube sensation Chester See to play rock idol Stacee Jaxx. The new ...
Microsoft's Skype launches video messaging app
Microsoft-owned Skype on Tuesday unveiled a new app enabling users to send short video messages to stay "connected between calls."
Russia used Windows flaw to spy for years: researchers
Hackers based in Russia used a flaw in Microsoft Windows to spy on NATO, European governments and other organizations as far back as 2009, security researchers said Tuesday.
Twitter to be used for payments in France
(AP)—Did someone spot you money for lunch two weeks ago? In France, Twitter users can now publicly repay debts, donate to charity or chip in for a gift with a new payment service backed by the country's ...
Viral messaging research leads to Twitter-based emergency warning system
San Diego County is partnering with San Diego State University to develop a new social media–based platform for disseminating emergency warnings to San Diego citizens. The project, spearheaded by Ming-Hsiang ...
They like to watch, yes, but that's just the beginning
Kai Huotari was a visiting scholar at Berkeley's School of Information in the spring of 2011, when the Fox TV series Glee—a weekly musical drama about the fictional McKinley High School glee club—took ...
Internet caretaker ICANN to escape US control
The head of the private agency entrusted with running the Internet has said that the group is on course to break free of US oversight late next year.
Doctors connecting to symptoms searchers in Google trial
Google says Amazon biggest search engine rival
Google boss Eric Schmidt said Monday his company's biggest competition as a search engine came from e-commerce giant Amazon, not from its traditional rivals.
Korean chat app vows to protect user privacy
(AP)—Popular South Korean messaging app Kakao Talk said Monday it will stop fully cooperating with authorities seeking to access private messages as part of a government crackdown on online criticism.
Virtual currency founder extradited to face US charges
The founder of virtual currency firm Liberty Reserve, Arthur Budovsky, was extradited Friday from Spain to face US criminal charges for operating what officials called a massive money-laundering scheme.
Interactive history beats interactive chat for website engagement
Small cues that display a user's transaction history may help a website feel almost as interactive as chatting with an online customer service agent, paving the way for more cost-effective websites, according to researchers.