Today's Five Best Columns
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Oct 12, 2012 9:37AM ET
Apple is totally psyching everyone out with its iPad Mini launch, for which the supposed release date keeps getting changed.
Oct 11, 2012 5:27PM ET
One would think the side to take in the Gawker-versus-child-pornography-on-Reddit war would be an easy choice, but Gawker writer Adrien Chen's ban from the site has led to an Internet divide over the matter.
Oct 11, 2012 1:02PM ET
Sprint has confirmed it is in talks with Japanese telecommunications company Softbank for a "potential substantial investment" that could change control of the company, report Reuters' Taro Fuse and Sinead Carew.
Oct 11, 2012 12:47PM ET
The iPhone 5 and any phone running iOS 6 not only by default tracks users for advertising purposes, but also makes it difficult to opt out.
Oct 11, 2012 10:58AM ET
Reddit has blocked Gawker from several of its threads in order to protect "a prominent member of Reddit's community, Violentacrez," who started the /r/picsofdeadchildren and /r/jailbait sections.
Oct 11, 2012 9:11AM ET
The biggest innovation coming out of Google these days is not Google Maps for the iPhone, nor those future-now Google Glass goggles, but Google's driverless cars, says Google chairman Eric Schmidt.
Oct 10, 2012 5:31PM ET
Mitt Romney has managed to achieve something other politicians only got after having cajoled pranksters into doing it for them: He has his very own Google bomb... that he created himself.
Oct 10, 2012 5:21PM ET
The two interns suing Fox Searchlight for their unpaid internships on the set of Black Swan just had their case upgraded to a class action by a New York federal judge, according to The Hollywood Reporter.
Oct 10, 2012 4:42PM ET
If it weren't for some Security and Exchanges Commission vetting, Facebook would have gotten away with the following lie in its pre-IPO filings:
Oct 10, 2012 1:34PM ET
Developers who played with Maps before its official debut told Apple that its software was awful.
Oct 10, 2012 10:43AM ET
This new dating advice website HeTexted.com masks itself as a way to help women decipher text messages from boys, but is actually all about making fun of how "clueless" women are when it comes to men.
Oct 10, 2012 9:43AM ET
If Walmart's same-day shipping experiment goes well, the discount retailer could be the go-to place for shoppers' immediate online purchasing needs across the country.
Oct 9, 2012 12:37PM ET
Twitter founder Jack Dorsey has confirmed on his personal Tumblr that he indeed doesn't work as much as he used to with Twitter, an assertion made in this weekend's Nick Bilton's profile of Twitter CEO Dick Costolo in The New York Times.
Oct 9, 2012 11:18AM ET
Here's a modest proposal: Let's dose up kids stuck in low-income schools with Adderall, even if they don't have A.D.H.D, to compensate for the advantages enjoyed by kids in richer schools.
Oct 9, 2012 9:57AM ET
The same year Instagram got bought up for $1 billion dollars, Hipstamatic, the original retro filter-based photo sharing app laid off all but six of its employees because of one huge oversight: Social.
Oct 9, 2012 9:28AM ET
Apple is supposed to release a smaller iPad this month and 9to5Mac researcher Sonny Dickson has posted a series of convincing photos to Instagram and Twitter of the device, which he alleges are leaked photos, not mockups, of what we will see in the coming weeks.
Oct 8, 2012 6:38PM ET
Facebook has confirmed that it is working with certain retailers to try out a "want" button, which unlike the "like" button would accurately indicate consumer desires.
Oct 8, 2012 9:38AM ET
Hey females (and maybe males?) there's a female CEO who had a baby. New York has a feature story, "Can Marissa Mayer Really Have It All?" about what the event means for females, CEOs, and babies everywhere
Oct 5, 2012 4:04PM ET
Though we applaud the go-getter-ness of these college kids who started their own hedge fund, we don't think we would trust them with our money.
Oct 5, 2012 2:04PM ET
After 15 months on the job, Facebook's VP of communications Joe Lockhart is leaving the social network because he doesn't like the West Coast, though the timing suggests otherwise.
Oct 5, 2012 12:49PM ET
The buzziest part of the economy — the social media startups centered in Silicon Valley — were once heralded as a way to kickstart the economy. Now that there's some good news on the job front — unemployment lower than it's been since January 2009 and 114,000 new jobs last month — it's clear that's not where job growth is coming from.
Oct 5, 2012 9:35AM ET
It has been one year since the death of Apple founder Steve Jobs, and once again the Internet has taken time to remember its favorite tech icon.
Oct 4, 2012 5:59PM ET
It's kind of tragically hilarious that people wondered if Zynga underpaid for OMGPOP, the company that makes mobile game Draw Something, since Zynga's earnings report out today has OMGPOP at half its purchase value.
Oct 4, 2012 4:58PM ET
Microsoft has started sending out invitations for an October 25 "Microsoft Surface Reception," where the company will presumably tell us all the details about its tablet that were left out of the initial announcement back in June.
Oct 4, 2012 4:20PM ET
The Internet has brought to our attention a horrible invention called a Like-A-Vest that hugs you when you get a Facebook like, to which we say: no more.
Oct 4, 2012 2:32PM ET
Former Yahoo CEO Carol Bartz has some advice for current CEO Marissa Mayer: Change is harder than you think.
Oct 4, 2012 12:37PM ET
The Weather Channel's unilateral decision to name winter storms has the rest of the weather community feeling left out.
Oct 4, 2012 12:37PM ET
While Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg made the media rounds to talk up the site's one billionth user, he ended up spending a lot of time defending the future of the site.
Oct 4, 2012 9:58AM ET
Just as Facebook announced its 1 billionth monthly active user, the social network released its first major commercial, in which the company tries to show how human the Internet activity that involves no face-to-face interaction really is.
Oct 3, 2012 3:26PM ET
Beyond all the hype surrounding the pre-phone launch Apple store line-up ritual, when it comes to selling iPhones, Apple does a worse job than its retail partners, even with its meticulously designed stores.