Today's Five Best Columns
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Jan 23, 2012 7:16PM ET
Six months after the Google+ debut, Google's trying to lure users into engaging it by playing to our egos with its new social search features.
Jan 23, 2012 4:59PM ET
After months and months of fielding complaints from users and criticism from privacy advocates, Google will finally let people use pseudonyms on Google+.
Jan 23, 2012 3:36PM ET
Discovered: women can't handle pain, solving climate change with airplanes, a new gene to help Japanese rice farmers, Facebook friends are unreliable.
Jan 23, 2012 2:00PM ET
After seemingly everyone shuddered with dismay at a January 13 column suggesting that Israel should assassinate President Obama, Andrew Adler has resigned as the publisher of the Atlanta Jewish Times.
Jan 23, 2012 1:18PM ET
To prove a point, Facebook, MySpace and Twitter employees have joined forces to create a hack that gets around Google's preferential social search, providing the real, most relevant social-network related results.
Jan 23, 2012 12:23PM ET
Mark Kirk, the junior senator from Illinois, had a stroke over the weekend and is in the hospital recovering after surgery early Monday, his office just announced.
Jan 23, 2012 10:48AM ET
Instead of accepting the not-very-convincing "he's too big and fat to pass through customs" theory, a New Zealand court has sided with prosecutors and ordered Megaupload founder Kim Dotcom to be held in custody while facing charges of money laundering and piracy.
Jan 23, 2012 10:35AM ET
Research in Motion's new CEO Thorsten Heins doesn't look like the kind of guy who would help the BlackBerry maker lift itself out of years long decline after smarter, cooler phones moved into the market.
Jan 23, 2012 8:57AM ET
Removing its co-CEOs, Blackberry-maker Research in Motion is installing Thorsten Heins as its new chief to not-so-raucous applause.
Jan 22, 2012 2:33PM ET
The New York Times goes deep on how Apple's supply chain ties it to factories like Foxconn's colossus in China, and how the success of Apple isn't leading to middle-class job growth here.
Jan 22, 2012 9:38AM ET
Furious over Congress' withdrawal of SOPA and PIPA, the MPAA head takes a swipe at lawmakers who take cash from his clients in Hollywood. So they really do want something in exchange for that money after all.
Jan 20, 2012 2:24PM ET
The blogging service that once catered to emo-teenagers is poising itself for a comeback, LiveJournal general manager Anjelika Petrochenko told FastCompany's Neil Ungerleader, but it turns out the site has done pretty well since many of us deactivated our profiles.
Jan 20, 2012 1:37PM ET
With the help of Facebook and Twitter, word is getting around quickly that MegaUpload is not totally inaccessible; what appears to be a (very) limited version of the site can still be accessed using an IP address.
Jan 20, 2012 1:08PM ET
As the House and Senate's anti-piracy bills increasingly look like they're on their way to the trashcan, Rep. Darrell Issa and Sen. Ron Wyden must be taking tap dance breaks, as they push forward their alternative piece of legislation: OPEN.
Jan 20, 2012 11:47AM ET
Though Foxconn is spinning CEO Terry Gou's comparison of his workforce to zoo creatures as a cultural mis-communication, it doesn't change the fact that the company actually treats its workers like animals.
Jan 20, 2012 10:38AM ET
Now that Apple's latest media disruption announcement has been marinating for a day, education experts and publishing pundits are starting to ask some curious or (dare we say) suspicious questions.
Jan 20, 2012 10:27AM ET
Votes and further consideration of two proposed anti-piracy bills that led websites such as Wikipedia to go dark in protest this week have been stopped in both chambers of Congress.
Jan 20, 2012 10:12AM ET
Proof that you can make a lot of money hosting an illegal file-sharing website: A Lamborghini, a Maserati, a Rolls-Royce, two Cadillacs, and 16 (16!) Mercedes-Benzes, all which stood to be confiscated after four of the seven top brass at Megaupload were arrested yesterday.
Jan 20, 2012 9:57AM ET
Google's making its Google+ user engagement sound like a bonanza success story, but is it really as great as the company suggests?
Jan 20, 2012 6:09AM ET
Anonymous' devious and speedy campaign to undermine the defenders of copyright yesterday served both as revenge for the loss of Megaupload and a demonstration of the futility of trying to police the Wild West of the Internet.
Jan 19, 2012 4:39PM ET
If Twitter had shut down yesterday too, it'd be impossible to tell what kind of impact Wikipedia's anti-SOPA protest would have had on the tweeting masses.
Jan 19, 2012 4:00PM ET
Anonymous brought down the the Department of Justice's website on Thursday afternoon after it admitted to arresting several Megaupload affiliates in a Thursday afternoon press release, calling the site a "international organized criminal enterprise."
Jan 19, 2012 2:40PM ET
Apple has filed a patent for its iPhone bot, securing its ownership of the popular feature while revealing the company's lofty plans for Siri's future.
Jan 19, 2012 12:28PM ET
Though Amazon loses money on the production of each Kindle Fire, the company more than makes up for it in digital media sales -- just as planned.
Jan 19, 2012 9:49AM ET
After years of user complaints about site redesigns and new features, Facebook has figured out ways to minimize damage with its latest overhaul, Open Graph.
Jan 19, 2012 9:30AM ET
Teachers and fanboys alike gasped, when Apple announced its latest disruptive foray into a new media space revealed at Manhattan's Guggenheim Museumon Thursday morning: a textbook business and self-publishing platform.
Jan 19, 2012 8:03AM ET
A summary of the best reads found behind the paywall of The New York Times.
Jan 19, 2012 7:14AM ET
Yesterday's internet-wide protest may not have killed Congress's anti-piracy efforts completely, but a lot of legislators (including some co-sponsors) suddenly can't run away from the bills fast enough.
Jan 18, 2012 6:41PM ET
News Corp. mogul Rupert Murdoch's reaction to a Google TV presentations is the best explanation yet of why we won't be seeing truly integrated Internet TV any time soon.
Jan 18, 2012 3:14PM ET
Discovered: A new type of computer, gossiping is healthy, why even the rich stop spending during a recession, 6.7 million bat deaths and how fruit flies navigate.