Today's Five Best Columns
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May 30, 2012 4:12PM ET
Discovered: Another close-to-Earth asteroid, even the formerly fat are remembered for being fat, and TV only improves the self-esteem of white boys.
May 30, 2012 3:10PM ET
It's tantalizing to tease a split between Zynga and Facebook, but based on the game-maker's and the social network's intense codependence, that's probably not happening any time soon.
May 30, 2012 11:11AM ET
Iran has acknowledged that Flame, what some have called the most sophisticated cyber espionage weapon yet, has infected computers across the country.
May 30, 2012 10:52AM ET
Image-sharing site Pinterest has been in negotiations for months with photo service Getty. A breakthrough could dispel some of the copyright questions hanging over the hot startup — but one expert says not to hold your breath.
May 30, 2012 9:59AM ET
Speaking at the AllThingsD conference last night, Tim Cook suggested Apple has had its rivalry with Google on the brain, furthering the simmering war between the two companies.
May 29, 2012 6:12PM ET
On the Internet, there are certain principles that remain the same, regardless of the breaks you take or long weekends that are thrust upon you without your approval. One of those things is anger.
May 29, 2012 5:34PM ET
Discovered: Greenland's losing more ice than ever before, pointy eyebrows really are evil, computers can tell when a smile isn't genuine, and politics has lowered Scottish life expectancy
May 29, 2012 4:29PM ET
Today link shortening service Bit.ly introduced a redesign that turns it into something more than a link shortener, compromising what made Bit.ly so desirable in the first place.
May 29, 2012 3:26PM ET
There's a new trend in relationship management, and it's called the "relationship contract." How fun does that sound?
May 29, 2012 2:39PM ET
In this post-Facebook IPO world, the only positive financial impact the social network has had comes from buying up other companies.
May 29, 2012 1:58PM ET
The Washington Post's Twitter feed reached 1 million followers Tuesday, so they put together a fun tribute by embedding the images of their Twitter followers' profile pictures into an interactive graphic.
May 29, 2012 11:31AM ET
Its second week on the market and Facebook's stock continues to fall, now trading around the $30 mark, and all because of the social network's own stubbornness.
May 29, 2012 10:01AM ET
A giant tech company buys a hot start-up for a lot of money and loyal users are fearful that the new owner will crush the company's soul. Sound familiar?
May 28, 2012 2:01PM ET
If you work for RIM, you might want to start polishing off your resume and start slipping your name to other employers. Massive layoffs are on the way.
May 28, 2012 1:38PM ET
Facebook is apparently trying to develop their own smartphone again, and they're prompting us to wonder if we really need one, and if a smartphone is really the answer to their problems.
May 27, 2012 12:08PM ET
The Internet has a new line of defense against laws like SOPA and PIPA that threaten the web's free-flow of information: The Internet Defense League.
May 27, 2012 11:31AM ET
By now you might have heard about Eric Simons, the 19-year-old who crashed at AOL's Palo Alto campus for two months until he was finally caught and thrown out. Here's how he did it.
May 26, 2012 4:05PM ET
The President called himself as a "Twoosh master," referring to when someone uses all 140 characters in a tweet, in a video from a Twitter Q&A he did on Thursday. We'd like to dispute his claim of social media mastery.
May 25, 2012 5:21PM ET
Just in time for Geek Pride day, some folks on the Internet have started to get a little defensive over the term "geek," as they should, since lots of official language arbiters still consider it a derogatory term.
May 25, 2012 3:41PM ET
Discovered: The race to invent a real, life invisibility cloak forges on, old nice people live longer than crotchety ones, sometimes being fat isn't bad for your heart, and Spanish women are into contraception, at first.
May 25, 2012 2:45PM ET
Henry Blodget, the Business Insider mogul, is the perfect man to cover Facebook's IPO drama. In fact, there may never be another story better suited for Blodget to cover.
May 25, 2012 10:16AM ET
It's official: The first private mission to the International Space Station is a success.
May 25, 2012 9:59AM ET
A Big Guy v. Little Guy narrative has emerged from this post-Facebook IPO fallout. We already know about the Big Guy -- Facebook and its underwriters -- but now we're starting to hear what those little guys have to say.
May 25, 2012 9:56AM ET
In the many phases of how to feel about Mark Zuckerberg's marriage, we have reached "wedding shaming." Is it possible for a billionaire to have a nice, relatively normal wedding without being mocked for it?
May 25, 2012 8:22AM ET
The latest iPhone commercials feature John Malkovich playing around with Siri. But that's it. He's just being his weird self with the bot, using it as a form of entertainment, rather than a useful tool.
May 24, 2012 5:16PM ET
If we've learned one thing from our Media Diets, it's that the first thing many people reach for in the morning is their smartphone. In fact, many of them sleep with them in their beds at night. In fact, many of them sleep with them in their beds at night.
May 24, 2012 4:07PM ET
Discovered: Rapid fire evolution in a Connecticut pond, why pesticides are killing the bees, the best new species on the planet, and butterflies have gotten snobby.
May 24, 2012 2:39PM ET
If Facebook bought Instagram so it didn't have to compete with it, why did it just put out a photo-sharing app just like Instagram?
May 24, 2012 1:50PM ET
Now that Facebook's a big nasty corporation, it's not only attracted a lot of bad press, it's inspired more direct action.
May 24, 2012 12:08PM ET
Unlike Steve Jobs who operated like a non-boss boss, running the company as the creative, yet kind of horrible figurehead, Tim Cook is more staid, responsible and reasonable. You know, like a normal boss.