Today's Five Best Columns
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Dec 5, 2012 2:01PM ET
The video might win your heart for one kind of appeal: Jay-Z Tells Old Lady Next to Him on the Subway That He's Famous. But once finding out that the "old lady" is one Ellen Grossman, the whole thing ads a whole new layer.
Dec 5, 2012 12:23PM ET
Text messaging is rapidly becoming old-school, The New York Times's Brian X. Chen reports today, as people begin to prefer what he calls "free" over-the-Internet messaging services like iMessage and What's App. But how free are they, really?
Dec 5, 2012 9:55AM ET
Instagram has suddenly — and suspiciously — removed its photos from your Twitter stream. What does Facebook have to do with all this?
Dec 5, 2012 9:36AM ET
Those new data-share plans are so complicated — and often infuriating — that AT&T now offers a personalized video to break down your plan.
Dec 4, 2012 4:16PM ET
A big, juicy new deal with Disney means that Netflix will be the first and only place to show its new releases — a privilege generally reserved for places like HBO, Starz, and Showtime.
Dec 4, 2012 2:46PM ET
After the first two versions didn't go so well, Google released a third edition of its email app today — and it seems to be a serious upgrade. (We think.)
Dec 4, 2012 12:16PM ET
The iPad Mini's screen doesn't have the same "resolutionary" Retina display as its bigger brother, but don't worry: the Apple snobs appear to have gotten over that.
Dec 4, 2012 10:13AM ET
Ever since tech entrepreneur turned potential murder suspect John McAfee hooked up with Vice magazine on the lam, his saga has taken such a turn for the unbelievable that, today, it's made its way almost back toward sanity.
Dec 4, 2012 9:13AM ET
One of Marissa Mayer's big moves to bring Yahoo back includes a sorely needed homepage redesign, which might launch as early as this week, reports AllThingsD's Kara Swisher.
Dec 3, 2012 5:01PM ET
Who are the suckers now? While bragging about hanging out with tech guru turned murder suspect John McAfee, Vice accidentally revealed his location today by leaving the meta-data on a photo taken with him.
Dec 3, 2012 2:38PM ET
Vinny Minchillo, one of the "Mad Men" who made commercials for Romney campaign has come out defending his ads because, well, they need defending.
Dec 3, 2012 11:48AM ET
This photo shows a 1.2 million square foot Amazon fulfillment warehouse on Cyber Monday, and they call it "chaotic storage" for a reason.
Dec 3, 2012 10:27AM ET
With the help of a double, John McAfee has made it out of Belize, though "not out of the woods," he claims on his blog.
Dec 3, 2012 10:15AM ET
Don't get too used to the instant online shopping gratification that abounds this holiday season, as super-quick deliveries might prove too expensive for companies like Walmart, eBay, and Amazon to keep going for much longer.
Nov 30, 2012 5:29PM ET
SnapChat, the "sexting app," has reached the point in an app's life where it is too popular for you not to know about.
Nov 30, 2012 4:18PM ET
Depending on how the Supreme Court decides on the case it decided to take up Friday afternoon, biotech companies might soon be able to patent ownership of essential parts of our bodies.
Nov 30, 2012 3:16PM ET
Is it possible that the popularity of babies named after tech companies says something about that company's overall appeal? Maybe.
Nov 30, 2012 11:18AM ET
In a move that might scare pirates, BitTorrent now says it plans to buddy up with the entertainment industry to get into the legal side of streaming video.
Nov 30, 2012 9:15AM ET
After almost three years without an update, and with Windows 8 sales flailing, Microsoft will release a new Xbox just in time for Christmas next year.
Nov 29, 2012 3:30PM ET
The tech masses are applauding Apple for its latest update to iTunes, which strips away the service's bloated, feature-heavy past without delivering a much anticipated streaming music service.
Nov 29, 2012 1:59PM ET
Following a leaked report that set off not one but two rounds of speculation into the future of digital privacy, the Senate Judiciary Committee approved a bill Thursday that requires a warrant to access e-mail and any other private communications stored over the cloud.
Nov 29, 2012 12:30PM ET
Tip-toeing the laws of Internet privacy with creepier backstabbing than usual, Hunter Moore says he this time will do his revenge porn site "right" — as in, now with geolocated stalking!
Nov 29, 2012 11:13AM ET
When it comes to manufacturing, China is the new America, meaning America might be the new China?
Nov 29, 2012 10:29AM ET
A profile in The Wall Street Journal pretty much gives Eddy Cue the guru title — if only because he's the closest thing Apple has to a genius at its leadership bar right now.
Nov 28, 2012 3:29PM ET
The new Microsoft marketing push to get users to switch to Bing is more anti-Google than pro-anything, and it's not exactly working at all.
Nov 28, 2012 12:24PM ET
This Monday broke the single-day record for American online shopping, according to comScore. But it's still to soon to tell if that's because we're shopping more in general, or just when the sales (!) are most pronounced.
Nov 28, 2012 9:47AM ET
In her first public interview since taking over as Yahoo's CEO, Marissa Mayer gave a little insight into the company's plans going forward, and her strategy sounds like that of a lot of other tech companies these days: mobile first.
Nov 27, 2012 6:04PM ET
The alleged age-ism of the tech scene hasn't just pushed older men to dress like the youngins running the start-ups, it's created a whole new culture of trying to look young.
Nov 27, 2012 3:13PM ET
The non-profite site began its annual Wikimedia Foundation campaign with a simple, bright message today — a banner that Wikipedia told The Atlantic Wire would remain... for now.
Nov 27, 2012 1:56PM ET
Now that it's gotten rid of two people behind its Maps debacle, it's time for Apple to get to work on making the loathed app better.