Today's Five Best Columns
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Mar 2, 2012 2:14PM ET
The founders of Yelp, the same company that rejected a $500 million acquisition offer from Google two years ago, must be feeling absolutely fantastic about their first day trading on the stock market. But Google hasn't given up trying to take over the listings business.
Mar 2, 2012 12:57PM ET
Discovered: Unprecedented ocean acidification, weed does and doesn't impair memory, a strike against wine snobs and california isn't that fat anymore.
Mar 2, 2012 11:01AM ET
The Wall Street Journal and Bloomberg Businessweek have differing views on how far Twitter has come, the Journal still seeing it as an immature start-up and Businessweek arguing it is all grown up.
Mar 2, 2012 9:18AM ET
The answer would be around $900 million.
Mar 2, 2012 8:56AM ET
After a kerfuffle on Twitter (and this here blog) over the possibility that Twitter broke its '@ reply' system, Twitter has responded saying it's working on the issue.
Mar 1, 2012 6:29PM ET
Even if you haven't heard of the upcoming Internet TV project Aereo, you can probably sympathize with the consortium of studios that isn't happy about a competitor profiting off of the content they worked hard to produce.
Mar 1, 2012 4:02PM ET
Twitter did not get rid of the old period-in-front-of-@ symbol trick, as Austin Frakt has claimed over at the Incidental Economist.
Mar 1, 2012 3:41PM ET
For a respite from the usual way North America's biggest rivalry plays out, today we learn which nation, the United States or Canada, goes on the Internet most.
Mar 1, 2012 3:33PM ET
The data dependent army of tweeters are fuming over AT&T's announcing that it will cap its unlimited data plans.
Mar 1, 2012 3:18PM ET
Social-game maker Zynga is a huge driver of traffic for Facebook, and their announcement Thursday that they are launching a separate site where people can play their games without accessing Facebook could be bad news for the Social Network that's supported them.
Mar 1, 2012 3:16PM ET
Discovered: The most important parts of the polar ice caps are melting the fastest, bulimia does not work, young people are receiving a "double-penalty" in the recession, and why sore winners are more common than sore losers.
Mar 1, 2012 12:52PM ET
The first batch of Lytro cameras has shipped, and the people who get excited about these types of things are calling it unlike any digital camera we've seen before. But different isn't always good.
Mar 1, 2012 10:34AM ET
You can tweak the settings; you can educate yourself about the settings; but you cannot opt out of Google's data collection. That is, unless you stop using Google altogether. Let us show you how.
Mar 1, 2012 10:19AM ET
Fortune's new in-depth look at Facebook confirms that Mark Zuckerberg has created the type of intense cult it takes to build a successful tech company, but it's a very different from the one created by the tech industry's other mega-successful cultish leader, Apple's Steve Jobs.
Feb 29, 2012 6:06PM ET
You might be sad to learn that Facebook sends an average of 16 percent of the things you post on Facebook to your friends' news feeds. Then again, you might be glad.
Feb 29, 2012 5:59PM ET
Discovered: The right age to get fat, a possible sugary cure for Alzheimer's, coffee will not kill us, and there's a decent chance the sun will explode.
Feb 29, 2012 3:59PM ET
The Pentagon's top researchers are getting nervous about the smartphones and tablets civilians are carrying around in their pockets, backpacks and cars, calling the devices dangerous for national security.
Feb 29, 2012 3:57PM ET
About a month into its Pre-IPO rush to make money off of us, Facebook has announced a bunch of new features that will simultaneously please advertisers and annoy users.
Feb 29, 2012 3:44PM ET
We've now seen two Internet marriage proposals in just a few weeks, one on Mashable another on BuzzFeed. Is this an acceptable way to ask for someone's hand in marriage? We discuss.
Feb 29, 2012 12:11PM ET
The debut of the $35 Raspberry Pi computer has the masses so excited they have crashed online retail sites.
Feb 29, 2012 10:55AM ET
The fanboy blogs are abuzz with thinly sourced reports about what Apple will unveil at next Wednesday's new product party in San Francisco, but after reading some of Apple's recent patent filings, we have one of our own: iPad 3D.
Feb 29, 2012 10:28AM ET
After a successful developer preview debut last fall, Microsoft has unveiled the consumer preview of its newest operating system.
Feb 28, 2012 5:02PM ET
Discovered: Rich people steal candy from babies, the existence of an immortal worm, democracy does not work, and death by sleeping pills.
Feb 28, 2012 3:49PM ET
Depending on the time of month, developers and tech bloggers tend to be either upset about the supposedly overly strict rules in Apple's App Store or concerned that the company doesn't better police its own standards.
Feb 28, 2012 3:19PM ET
Pinterest, the social network that encourages image hoarding, hasn't done a very good job preparing for the inevitable copyright scandal the site will face.
Feb 28, 2012 12:48PM ET
Netflix doesn't have to sweat losing its big Starz Play movie library because viewers come to the Internet for their television fixes and Netflix has built up a pretty valuable store of TV selections in the last few months.
Feb 28, 2012 12:26PM ET
Rumors have been circulating among serious Apple fans that the iPad 3 would debut the first week of March, and the company's now confirmed it'll be making some kind of iPad-related announcement on March 7.
Feb 28, 2012 11:24AM ET
Feb 28, 2012 10:13AM ET
Twitter's new plan to start offering business access to at least the past two years of tweet data reads like an attempt to start generating some revenue for the company.
Feb 28, 2012 9:49AM ET
The Wall Street Journal has boiled down the failure of Google+ to make a dent in the social network dominance of Facebook, which we have noted for months to two simple stats: users spend about three minutes per month on Google+ compared to six to seven hours a month on Facebook.