Today's Five Best Columns
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Feb 28, 2014 4:07PM ET
Online takeout middleman GrubHub has filed for an initial public offering that it hopes will raise $100 million. And to help it along, it's rooting for some more cold weather.
Feb 27, 2014 5:14PM ET
The European Union is holding a meeting to discuss protecting consumers from being misled into making in-app game purchases. But if you've spent any money within a gaming app, you are in the vast, vast minority of users.
Feb 27, 2014 2:38PM ET
If you're thinking about becoming an Uber driver in your spare time, you should perhaps check out Mickey Rapkin's dispatch in the March issue of GQ about the life you face driving your city's trendy 20-somethings around.
Feb 27, 2014 12:22PM ET
Despite the country’s increasing dependance on the internet, survey respondents who have landline phones still thought that their home phones would be harder to give up than social media
Feb 27, 2014 10:27AM ET
Are you ready to add another creepy bullet point to the list of things the world's spy agencies collect online? No? Too bad.
Feb 27, 2014 9:52AM ET
Google has taken their street view cameras to some pretty far-off places. This time, it's to the home of a bunch of polar bears.
Feb 26, 2014 5:44PM ET
Bitcoin may have had a bad week, but it will never lack for defenders.
Feb 26, 2014 12:25PM ET
Uber has come under fire for its surge pricing strategy, and new accusations the car service startup is artificially influencing the market to drive prices up means the problem won't disappear any time soon.
Feb 25, 2014 9:29AM ET
In an interview with Politico, former Treasury Secretary Larry Summers gave an optimistic view of Bitcoin, the digital currency that Paul Krugman has unequivocally labeled "evil."
Feb 25, 2014 3:13AM ET
Mt. Gox, the world's largest Bitcoin trading site, has gone offline as rumors that more than 744,000 bitcoins were stolen from the service during an infiltration that went unnoticed by the service for years.
Feb 24, 2014 10:40PM ET
And yet Google+ lives on.
Feb 24, 2014 6:20PM ET
Kansas Senate candidate Milton Wolf is trying to recover from a social media scandal — he posted macabre X-rays of gunshot victims on Facebook — by explaining gallows humor to Breitbart.com.
Feb 24, 2014 5:12PM ET
Samsung unveiled the annual updated model of its iPhone-killing Galaxy line of phones today. The phone is more powerful, lasts longer, wants to improve your life, and even comes in gold.
Feb 23, 2014 2:01PM ET
After months of declining streaming speeds, Netflix has agreed to a deal to get direct access to Comcast systems.
Feb 21, 2014 9:06AM ET
The Marie Claire creative director and Project Runway judge wakes up with Dora the Explorer and Carlos Jobim, swears by the Business of Fashion, and falls asleep with Downton Abbey and the New York Post.
Feb 20, 2014 4:31PM ET
More than 309,000 records of University of Maryland students and staff, including names and social security numbers, have been compromised in a cyber attack.
Feb 20, 2014 12:49PM ET
You are going to fall in love with, and then want to to marry, and have children with, and grow old with Gifff.fr. From YouTube link into GIF in three easy steps.
Feb 20, 2014 9:03AM ET
As it turns out, the company at the receiving end of Facebook's $16 billion purchase may have had more than one suitor.
Feb 19, 2014 5:27PM ET
Facebook will acquire WhatsApp for $16 billion in cash and stock, Bloomberg News reports.
Feb 19, 2014 5:07PM ET
Now, from the world of medical news: Fox News profiled a Reddit user who learned he had testicular cancer after checking out a picture a Reddit user named "uniballer" posted of his own testicle on Reddit.
Feb 19, 2014 4:30PM ET
Despite efforts by multiple pharmaceutical companies, the FDA still has not approved a drug to treat low sexual desire in women.
Feb 19, 2014 3:58PM ET
Each city, Selfiecity posits, has its own selfie style. The ladies of New York, for example, appear to prefer the subtle head turn (just a hint of profile) over the dramatic ear-to-shoulder head tilt.
Feb 19, 2014 1:18AM ET
Google has posted some Dos and Don'ts for its wearable tech, Google Glass, because being a creep is bad for their brand.
Feb 18, 2014 9:47AM ET
King Digital Entertainment, the firm behind the ridiculously addictive Candy Crush Saga, is going public.
Feb 17, 2014 6:31PM ET
An 885-foot wide asteroid will fly by the Earth tonight, just 2.1 million miles away (that's close, as far as huge asteroids are concerned).
Feb 17, 2014 1:47PM ET
The use of unmanned aerial vehicles for sports photography is far from a passing gimmick. In fact, you should expect more and more athletic events to be filmed by drone.
Feb 17, 2014 11:19AM ET
Kickstarter, the website that helps people like Zach Braff crowdfund private projects, said that it was hacked and some user information compromised.
Feb 14, 2014 5:53PM ET
Remember that feeling when your brother and his friends hovered over your gameboy, mashing buttons at random intervals? Now imagine that with 13,000 people.
Feb 14, 2014 3:11PM ET
Believe it or not, hackers have found some vulnerabilities in Internet Explorer, and are using them to exploit former military personnel.
Feb 14, 2014 10:09AM ET
An internal memo on the massive NSA leak is painting a clearer picture of how former contractor Edward Snowden was able to gain access to so many secret documents, and it appears he may have been a little sneakier than he says.