Today's Five Best Columns
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Dec 6, 2011 2:18PM ET
President Obama shares his latest thoughts on the economy with a crowd at Osawatomie High School and makes one almost funny joke about his Kansas roots.
Dec 6, 2011 1:40PM ET
Now that a judge has awarded Lehman Brothers approval to exit bankruptcy, the investment bank that everybody loves to hate is one step closer to retribution.
Dec 6, 2011 11:51AM ET
The European Commission announced an agressive antitrust investigation into Apple's e-book policies, leaving many to wonder the obvious: What about Amazon?
Dec 6, 2011 10:18AM ET
As more details emerge about the very messy, probably corrupt Russian election, Secretary of State Hillary Clinton is calling for a full investigation, and believe it or not, YouTube might be the best place to look for evidence.
Dec 5, 2011 6:43PM ET
Nearly 50 years ago, a sixteen-year-old high school student sent out a thoughtful questionnaire about symbolism to 150 famous authors, and the replies he received offer a handy way to compare the writers' personalities.
Dec 5, 2011 4:44PM ET
Now that we know the name (Newsroom), basic plot line, and character sketches for his cable news drama, Aaron Sorkin's new HBO series sounds a lot like all of his old network shows.
Dec 5, 2011 4:28PM ET
Apple now has another reason to be mad at the federal judge in California that denied its request to ban Samsung's Galaxy devices in the United States over copyright infringement.
Dec 5, 2011 2:52PM ET
Federal Aviation Administration chief Jerome Randolph "Randy" Babbitt is taking some time off from his job running the Federal Aviation Administration after police arrested him near his Fairfax, Virginia, home for drunk driving.
Dec 5, 2011 2:24PM ET
After the Iranian government bragged on Sunday about shooting down an unmanned U.S. plane, the Pentagon issued a somewhat cryptic statement that contradicts the claim.
Dec 5, 2011 1:01PM ET
News of the little-known Pentagon program that practically gave away $500 Million worth of retired military equipment to local police departments last year prompts the question: What the heck are cops actually doing with tanks and grenade launchers?
Dec 5, 2011 11:37AM ET
As the United States considers its own measures to block illegal websites, India's government is pulling a China and asking Internet companies like Facebook and Google to start screening all user generated content.
Dec 2, 2011 5:56PM ET
While everybody is busy flipping out about the Carrier IQ smartphone spying controversy, more and more data security experts are raising their hands with a calming comment: It's not necessarily a good thing, but it's not that bad.
Dec 2, 2011 2:07PM ET
A husband-wife team of researchers at Washington State University can manufacture bones with 3D printing technology, a breakthrough idea they hope will change the future of medicine.
Dec 2, 2011 10:35AM ET
It only took a scolding letter from a Senator, a class action lawsuit and a few thousand news stories, but smartphone software makers Carrier IQ finally responded to allegations of logging keystrokes and spying on users on Thursday night.
Dec 1, 2011 6:38PM ET
"The Beast is on a roar!" tweeted Tina Brown on Thursday afternoon, reporting the best traffic month ever for her website and a welcome victory for her recently gutted editorial team.
Dec 1, 2011 4:34PM ET
Now that school-specific Occupy camps have popped up on all eight Ivy League campuses, the expected tension between the students who want to protest Wall Street and the students who want to work there is heating up.
Dec 1, 2011 12:13PM ET
The world's largest Apple Store is scheduled to open in Grand Central on December 9, and despite what you read in the New York Post, the state's "investigation" into the shady lease negotiations is standard procedure.
Dec 1, 2011 9:55AM ET
An Apple hacker has discovered that Carrier IQ, the shady smartphone software recently found to be logging keystrokes on Android, BlackBerry and Nokia devices, is also installed on the iPhone. Don't worry, fanboys. It's off by default -- probably.
Dec 1, 2011 8:43AM ET
After the premiere of the Channel 4 documentary WikiLeaks: Secrets and Lies, the whistleblower organization posted an almost incomprehensible tirade accusing the film of being yet another Guardian conspiracy against Julian Assange.
Nov 30, 2011 3:53PM ET
In just a few days the iPad will be 18 months old and Jann Wenner will release Rolling Stone's first app -- nothing too flashy. Given Wenner's reputation as the biggest naysayer of tablet editions, it would appear we're entering a new era of the iPad magazine.
Nov 30, 2011 3:49PM ET
An Android developer recently discovered a clandestine application called Carrier IQ built into most smartphones that doesn't just track your location; it secretly records your keystrokes, and there's nothing you can do about it.
Nov 30, 2011 12:26PM ET
Law professors and Wall Street critics alike are applauding Judge Jed Rakoff's decision this week not to allow the Securities Exchange Commission to settle fraud charges against Citigroup.
Nov 30, 2011 11:06AM ET
Laura Lang, head of the digital advertising powerhouse Digitas, will soon be named as Time Inc.'s new CEO, and with her Wharton degree and busy background in forward-thinking marketing strategy, she'll be expected to bring in new dollars.
Nov 29, 2011 3:43PM ET
Facebook just published a list of the most-shared U.S. news stories of 2011 and right behind understandable links to Japan earthquake coverage and parenting advice is the now notorious story about people's zodiac signs changing.
Nov 29, 2011 2:06PM ET
Anticipating the inevitable blowback to the Federal Trade Commission's official press release that Facebook "Deceived Consumers By Failing To Keep Privacy Promises," Mark Zuckerberg wrote a blog post.
Nov 29, 2011 1:26PM ET
As if Contagion weren't enough to freak you out this flu season, the dangerous details of a pair of new flu viruses -- one bioengineered avian, one naturally occurring swine strain -- is almost enough to make you start wearing a biohazard suit to work.
Nov 29, 2011 11:25AM ET
In airports, people are spending more and more money at vending machines, giving retailers a great reason to come up with creative new ideas to sell stuff in a human-free or at least more automated environment.
Nov 29, 2011 9:52AM ET
As far as initial public offering speculation goes, Facebook is the new Groupon, and we should expect a blizzard of blog posts pretending to know the social network's Wall Street dreams this winter.
Nov 28, 2011 6:18PM ET
An iPhone 4 mysteriously, spontaneously combusted on an airplane in Australia on Monday, less than a 24 hours after The New York Times published an attention-getting article suggesting the Federal Aviation Administration might be going overboard in their fear of gadgets on planes.
Nov 28, 2011 4:36PM ET
New York City Mayor Michael Bloomberg continued his press tour touting New York City as the place for tech startups in a sit-down with TechCrunch, and he didn't miss the opportunity to brag about how he once dealt with unemployment.