Today's Five Best Columns
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Apr 27, 2012 12:15PM ET
Klouchebag.com, a new parody of Klout, is the most entertaining expression we've seen of the growing backlash against the clout-measuring service's recent spate of media attention.
Apr 27, 2012 9:57AM ET
Following the SOPA/PIPA uproar that splashed across the Internet earlier this year, we now have another cyber-security bill that threatens American Web browsing privacy, the Cyber Intelligence Sharing and Protection Act, otherwise known as CISPA.
Apr 26, 2012 5:42PM ET
The first Reuters headline on Zynga's first-quarter earnings blared that the company had lost $85 million. The update announced that it had posted a revenue of $321 million. As it turns out, both are true.
Apr 26, 2012 5:34PM ET
Discovered: Communication towers are slaughtering our birds, deadly fungus is killing our frogs, more extreme weather is on the way, and the oceans are dirtier than we thought.
Apr 26, 2012 4:06PM ET
The news from a new study on the earth's rainfall isn't the fact that global warming is making it rain more in wet areas and less in dry ones, it's how much scientists had previously underestimated that trend: By half.
Apr 26, 2012 3:46PM ET
Discovered: Apple has a new way of getting customers addicted, exercise makes you smarter, females engage in homophobic bullying too and more extreme weather is on the way.
Apr 26, 2012 3:32PM ET
G.E. went green, Heineken turned it around, and Avon friended you in this week's Social Business Index.
Apr 26, 2012 12:20PM ET
The striking thing about the "Syrian Electronic Army" attack on LinkedIn's blog is that, well, they attacked LinkedIn, which really seems to have very little to do with the conflict in Syria.
Apr 25, 2012 5:23PM ET
Discovered: The G-spot exists, white potatoes aren't making you fat, sunshine as heart attack treatment and at first, unemployment makes us happier.
Apr 25, 2012 4:45PM ET
With yesterday's release of Google Drive, Google, in theory, made the lives of its Docs users easier, providing a more seamless experience for document creation, saving, storing and sharing.
Apr 25, 2012 3:11PM ET
Discovered in Green: Organic farming isn't always sustainable, another thing that's hurting the honey-bees, warming oceans are melting glaciers, and some trees grow better in dirty cities.
Apr 25, 2012 3:02PM ET
The Internet, in an attempt to both say something different about the talked-to-death Apple earnings report and the $110 billion of cash it has on hand and also give readers a visual representation of the massively abstract, resorted many, many comparisons. It's time to judge their efforts.
Apr 25, 2012 12:09PM ET
Narrative Science's claim that its algorithm-driven journalism will one day win a Pulitzer has human journalists quivering, yet we're still not convinced it's all that threatening to the future of journalism.
Apr 25, 2012 10:49AM ET
Like all things reviewable on the Internet, Yelp's full of phony reviews, even with a filtration system in place since 2005. Still, as one Yelp user has learned after losing $2,000 to a moving company, it's not always perfect. Here's how to not let the same thing happen to you.
Apr 24, 2012 5:37PM ET
Discovered: What makes a cell turn fat, the stomach organism that makes us fat, cocaine is bad for the brain, and debunking anti-vaccination myths.
Apr 24, 2012 4:54PM ET
We kind of knew this was coming because well, it's Apple, but we had also heard how many iPhones all the wireless companies sold this quarter.
Apr 24, 2012 3:49PM ET
Discovered in Green: Small amounts of a common contaminant is spreading breast cancer, reading palm trees teaches us about plant diversity and climate change, handling bark beetles, and how to get plant's to act less defensive.
Apr 24, 2012 2:26PM ET
While perusing the headlines and posts detailing today's release of Google Drive, Google's cloud-based storage service, many compare the service the another popular cloud storage service, Dropbox.
Apr 24, 2012 1:57PM ET
CNBC reports that Facebook's much-ballyhooed IPO may be pushed from May to June due to "a string of acquisitions and other business distractions."
Apr 24, 2012 1:39PM ET
The Justice Department has filed its first criminal charges related to the massive Gulf oil spill in 2010, a watershed moment indeed, except that the charges aren't for the alleged crimes one might expect.
Apr 24, 2012 12:43PM ET
This morning's earnings report from AT&T confirms that it sold more iPhones than its competitor Verizon last quarter, something it probably isn't too ecstatic about.
Apr 24, 2012 10:32AM ET
Maybe in the old days a woman would be catcalled and do nothing about it. But it's a different world now, full of smartphones and civilian documenters and people who won't simply put up with things.
Apr 24, 2012 9:54AM ET
After making a public announcement a couple weeks ago about its spam problem, Pinterest has only seen more money-making schemes develop around its potentially lucrative set-up.
Apr 23, 2012 5:32PM ET
Dissatisfied with this afternoon's inductees into the Internet Hall of Fame, Gizmodo has posted an alternate list of people it says "made the Internet worth coming to in the first place, and kept us clicking."
Apr 23, 2012 3:52PM ET
Discovered: Not all kids are obsessed with technology, an anti-aging gene?, Aspirin might be good for preventing lung cancer, and get ready for an avocado-oil health food craze.
Apr 23, 2012 3:38PM ET
Today, President Obama announced new sanctions for technology used in human rights abuses in Iran and Syria. What he didn't mention is that a lot of that technology comes from U.S. companies.
Apr 23, 2012 2:28PM ET
Today in Green Research: Cookstoves aren't saving humanity, pollution's making us fat, climate change is going to mess with the corn market, a highly endangered plant.
Apr 23, 2012 1:03PM ET
It looks like we've got a new darling of green technology coming into focus for the United States and Britain: Floating wind turbines. And suddenly the business of developing those things is looking pretty lucrative.
Apr 23, 2012 12:56PM ET
Lost in the thunder of Facebook buying Instagram for $1 billion a few weeks ago was Microsoft buying a portfolio of patents from AOL for the same amount, a portfolio which Microsoft has now parlayed into a $550 million cash deal with Facebook.
Apr 23, 2012 12:42PM ET
Like all digital content problems before it, until consumers get what they really want in the television department -- raw streaming Internet television sans cable subscription -- new technologies, like the latest from Nimble TV aren't going to appease the masses.