Today's Five Best Columns
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May 14, 2012 8:49AM ET
Ross Levinsohn, appointed Sunday as interim CEO, doesn’t have to learn Yahoo — he’s spent the last 18 months immersed in it.
May 11, 2012 5:27PM ET
Discovered: How the Mississippi saved the gulf from total ruin, the Milky Way is full of planets, the risks of not going on The Pill, smoking while pregnant is still bad.
May 11, 2012 5:07PM ET
It's that time of year again, boys and girls: Time for Facebook to test the boundaries of how much of your data it can collect and sell to advertisers.
May 11, 2012 4:35PM ET
When we tried chilling out on our email exclamation mark usage, in an attempt to wean ourselves off our addiction, we noticed some other punctuation crutches we've developed.
May 11, 2012 2:52PM ET
When The Atlantic Wire took a look at shows we thought portrayed 21st Century tech in a very 21st Century manner, we explained the phenomenon in terms of literary value and practicality, but there's another factor at play here: Advertising.
May 11, 2012 1:05PM ET
Turns out Siri recommends the Nokia Lumia 900 over the iPhone when asked "What is the best smartphone of all time?"
May 11, 2012 12:37PM ET
In a move that will test your Social Network sympathy, shafted Facebook co-founder Eduardo Saverin has decided to renounce his U.S. citizenship just before that vaunted Facebook IPO and save several yachts-ful (heck, planes, too) of money.
May 11, 2012 11:32AM ET
Either the chief executive of Foxconn is running his mouth or the much-blogged about Apple television is in the works.
May 11, 2012 11:26AM ET
How do we explain the two contradictory headlines about Facebook's IPO this morning? From Reuters, we get "Facebook's IPO already oversubscribed: source"; and from Bloomberg comes, Facebook IPO Said to Get Weaker-Than-Forecast Demand."
May 11, 2012 9:58AM ET
Apple and Google have always been an unlikely pair, competing fiercely in the smartphone arena while sharing some technology that makes those smartphones work. That marriage of convenience may not be long for this world.
May 11, 2012 9:44AM ET
Yahoo CEO Scott Thompson has pulled a Jonah Goldberg to explain away the résumé scandal that's surrounded him this week. Like Goldberg, who blamed his publisher for touting two Pulitzer Prize nominations he was never received, Thomspon is claiming someone else fudged his credentials.
May 11, 2012 6:38AM ET
Did you get an email this week telling you that you're currently involved in a lawsuit against Apple? Perhaps you'd like to know why you became so litigious?
May 10, 2012 5:38PM ET
The road to Facebook's IPO didn't get any smoother Thursday, when The Financial Times' April Dembowsky reported an impending Federal Trade Commission investigation into the company's Instagram purchase.
May 10, 2012 5:24PM ET
Discovered: WiFi turns people into really rude café goers, we're eating too much grouper, social jet lag is the latest thing that's killing us, and finger regeneration?
May 10, 2012 3:50PM ET
Following Google's unsuccessful rollout of its Google+-integrated social search at the beginning of the year, Bing has announced its own version of the same idea, which, interestingly, does not involve Google+.
May 10, 2012 3:14PM ET
A pair of apps hit Spotify on Thursday, both with a new and ambitious mission: to find you a lover.
May 10, 2012 3:04PM ET
Few large organizations are better at collecting data than the federal government, but actually making sense of it all is one challenge they might not be up for.
May 10, 2012 2:27PM ET
What's the difference between a blogger and a writer? Bloggers are crazy obsessive freaks, who can't get away from their work, unlike other writers who are crazy obsessive heroes, dedicated to their work.
May 10, 2012 12:55PM ET
Though several of the world's governments have painted them as thieves or at least enablers of thieving, The Pirate Bay is taking broad strides to understand how file-sharing works on its site rather than ban it altogether.
May 10, 2012 12:01PM ET
Following months of Foxconn damage control, Apple has made an announcement its critics have hoped for, ending five savvy months of PR clean-up with the savviest move of all.
May 10, 2012 9:59AM ET
Silicon Valley likes to think it has a nice meritocracy going on, where smarts and ingenuity trump money and social class, but the circle of tech companies, described in today's New York Times proves, yet again, that's not exactly how it works.
May 10, 2012 9:31AM ET
In the sixth update to its S-1 filing so far, Facebook admitted in unambiguous terms on Wednesday that it's in trouble on the mobile front and not quite sure what to do about it.
May 9, 2012 5:46PM ET
For the past few months, Mayor Michael Bloomberg has been running around New York City talking up its potential to become the best city in America for tech companies, and it seems to be working.
May 9, 2012 5:23PM ET
We love our commenters, especially when they dive into conflicts near to our hearts like the cultural divide between New York and San Francisco, and even when their points don't make sense at first blush.
May 9, 2012 4:39PM ET
Discovered: A potentially delicious weight-loss solution, an artificial leaf that can save us from climate change, biodiversity is our next environmental issue, and a big pretty picture of a ball of old stars.
May 9, 2012 3:29PM ET
After coming across the alarming statistic that forty percent of the New York City's 911 calls came from "butt dials" we were baffled that people still keep phones so near their butts, as this is generally a very bad idea.
May 9, 2012 3:23PM ET
In a Google-funded report on the constitutional rights of an Internet search, UCLA law professor—and blogger—Eugene Volokh makes a lofty claim about the legal rights of any given Google search.
May 9, 2012 1:26PM ET
At a time when websites are valued in the tens of billions of dollars and banks are rushing to make new companies public, Etsy is a uniquely level-headed startup.
May 9, 2012 1:18PM ET
Mark Zuckerberg has committed a big business-fashion faux-pas, say the very fashionable suits of Wall Street, who are chastising the nerd-turned-billionaire for wearing his hoodie on day one of his big IPO road-show.
May 9, 2012 11:31AM ET
Even after the first daily-deals bubble exploded, ending with Groupon's less than stellar IPO, we're seeing a resurgence in the once-trendy Internet money making scheme.