Today's Five Best Columns
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Sep 11, 2012 5:16PM ET
Within the first minutes of his first public speaking engagement since the IPO, Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg admitted that the stock has been a disappointment.
Sep 11, 2012 4:36PM ET
Following the ban of the nipply New Yorker cartoon to the right, Facebook has clarified that its takedown of the New Yorker Cartoon account was a mistake and that the cartoon does not violate its community standards on "Nudity and Sex."
Sep 11, 2012 3:32PM ET
With the iPhone 5 about to come out, the predictors have taken their magic calculator machines out to guess how many phones Apple will sell following the release.
Sep 11, 2012 1:07PM ET
Just as all hope was lost for flyers in the crusade to use gadgets during take-off and landing, American Airlines just got the Federal Aviation Administration's go-ahead to use iPads during all phases of flight. It seems unfair to passengers packing iPads, doesn't it?
Sep 11, 2012 11:14AM ET
In addition to the subsidies carriers have tacked on to upgrades, the wireless carriers are hoping that the faster 4G LTE, which many expect the iPhone to run on, will make them more money, too.
Sep 11, 2012 8:32AM ET
After looking like a bully, Instapaper CEO Marco Arment has apologized for blocking Apple blog 9to5Mac off the read-it-later service.
Sep 10, 2012 5:16PM ET
If the iPhone 5 boosts the GDP as much as this JP Morgan analyst says it will, Barack Obama might not have to worry about the economy crippling his chances against Mitt Romney.
Sep 10, 2012 4:20PM ET
Last night William Moggridge, designer of one of the first laptop computers -- among many other accomplishments -- died at the age of 69 from cancer.
Sep 10, 2012 1:33PM ET
Turns out the FBI isn't doing some big brother tracking using Apple UDIDs which hacker group Anti-Sec released last week. Florida publisher Blue Toad, which builds digital products for publishers, has told NBC News's Kerry Sanders and Bob Sullivan that the leaked data came from its servers.
Sep 10, 2012 12:26PM ET
In the first instance in which the copyright dispute between publishers and Instapaper is visible to users, the read-it-later app has blocked tech blog 9to5Mac from its service because Instapaper doesn't want to "save pages from publishers who object to the service," founder Marco Arment told Buzzfeed's Matt Buchanan.
Sep 10, 2012 10:08AM ET
If Diane Von Furstenberg models look like creepy futuristic cyborgs while wearing Google's Glass goggles, we're not too hopeful for the rest of us.
Sep 10, 2012 9:15AM ET
Though the Federal Aviation Administrated is now looking into allowing gadgets during take-off and landing, flyers shouldn't get their hopes up.
Sep 7, 2012 5:10PM ET
If all the coolest people have left and the lamest people have joined, does that make Twitter officially over? Kaput? Done?
Sep 7, 2012 1:47PM ET
Foxconn has defended itself against charges that the company is forcing teenagers to assemble iPhones, saying it's okay to have underage workers put in 12-hour days because they can leave if they want.
Sep 7, 2012 11:49AM ET
It's not technically legal, but if the feds had it their way, they could have easy access to all the data on our phone even if it is password protected, The Wall Street Journal's Julia Angwin explains.
Sep 7, 2012 9:52AM ET
During his speech last night President Obama made an unplanned reference to Steve Jobs, which is weird because the two didn't have the best relationship, nor was Jobs that categorically great for America.
Sep 6, 2012 6:07PM ET
After taking Bing up on its "Bing It On Challenge," which asks Internet searchers to use Google and Bing in a side-by-side blind test, to our surprise we have discovered that Bing delivered just as often as Google.
Sep 6, 2012 2:04PM ET
Amazon's Kindle bonanza event has delivered, as expected, new Kindles, with so many options: Cheap ones, ones with bright screens, ones with big screens, ones with HD screens, and ones with HD screens with 4G LTE.
Sep 6, 2012 1:08PM ET
Equity swaps, in which cash strapped start-ups offer stock in their company instead of money for goods and services, was a popular financing method during the dot-com boom and now they're back, say The Wall Street Journal's Emily Maltby and Sarah Needleman.
Sep 6, 2012 10:47AM ET
To bring us that next-level television, hopefully cord-cutting gadget we all want, Apple needs to woo the cable companies to make some deals, which it is apparently having trouble doing, sources "familiar with the company's plans" tell Bloomberg's Adam Satariano and Alex Sherman.
Sep 6, 2012 9:26AM ET
This afternoon Amazon is holding a media event, where it is expected to introduce a line of new gadgetry, including an updated Kindle Fire.
Sep 5, 2012 5:40PM ET
Foxconn and Apple are the two names we usually hear in discussions of the poor working conditions involved in making our favorite gadgets. But a just released report from the labor rights group China Labor Watch brings Samsung's dirty practices to our attention.
Sep 5, 2012 2:22PM ET
The last Windows Nokia Lumia phone was supposed to save both Nokia and Microsoft's cell phone businesses. This is supposed to be a better version of that. The phone isn't available to the general public, but some techies got their hands on some -- mostly for very brief moments.
Sep 5, 2012 1:43PM ET
After the FBI denied that the hacker group AntiSec got yesterday's published Apple UDID data from them, Apple is also saying that they never gave any information up to the bureau, making an FBI hack look less likely.
Sep 5, 2012 12:21PM ET
Following recent legal snags in the Washington, D.C. and Cambridge, MA markets, Uber, the alternative-to-cabs car service app, is now facing the ire of New York City's Taxi and Limousine Commission.
Sep 5, 2012 10:38AM ET
Last night's Bitcoin heist of $250,000 (or so) worth of the virtual currency shows that this world isn't quite ready for an online alternative to dollar bills because the promises of deregulation aren't worth the safety hazards.
Sep 4, 2012 5:55PM ET
Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg ensured the world that he would not pull a Peter Theil and sell his shares within the next 12 months, as indicated in this form filed today with the SEC.
Sep 4, 2012 4:28PM ET
This morning AntiSec released a list of 1 million out of 12 million Apple UDID's that it said it got from the FBI, which has raised many questions, most prominently perhaps: Just what was the FBI doing with that data in the first place?
Sep 4, 2012 2:07PM ET
For those keeping score at home, as of today both Netflix and Amazon have content deals with movie distributor Epix, meaning not much has changed for the state of movies on Netflix -- at least not yet.
Sep 4, 2012 12:24PM ET
Apple has sent out invitations confirming its rumored iPhone (and maybe iPad) event this month with two telling numbers on it: 12 and 5.