Today's Five Best Columns
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Aug 1, 2012 2:15PM ET
Time Warner will never offer HBO Go as a standalone streaming service because it's not what the people want, says CEO Jeff Bewkes, asking us to look at the data, which he claims proves there aren't that many cord-cutters.
Aug 1, 2012 1:13PM ET
Facebook released a report about its carbon footprint on Wednesday, estimating that each user's annual impact while using the site is about the same as a medium latte or three large bananas, which, as The Guardian points out, is significantly lower than Google's estimated carbon footprint per user.
Aug 1, 2012 11:01AM ET
Now that Google has decided to delay the release of its media streaming device, the Nexus Q, to make it "better," we have some advice from unhappy reviewers for how Google could achieve that goal.
Aug 1, 2012 8:46AM ET
Google has admitted to having Street View data it said it had deleted in France, following its admission last Friday of having kept information from the United Kingdom, too.
Jul 31, 2012 10:15PM ET
Slightly ahead of schedule, the Betaworks/News.me team released the brand new version of Digg on Tuesday evening they built from the ground up.
Jul 31, 2012 5:55PM ET
Discovered: Human relative detected in hunter-gatherer DNA; watching the imperial cormorant's deep-sea food dive; endangered whale song recorded; malaria vaccines don't bestow malaria immunity.
Jul 31, 2012 5:24PM ET
It's been about one week since Apple put out its new Mountain Lion operating system, which is just enough time for people to start noticing the kinks.
Jul 31, 2012 2:47PM ET
Microsoft just revamped its Hotmail email client, which is now called Outlook.com, and while a lot of people abandoned the free mail service, it's especially worth considering in light of Gmail's not-so-well-received redesign from late last year.
Jul 31, 2012 2:20PM ET
And just like that, he's back: Guy Adams, the Independent reporter Twitter suspended for a supposed privacy violation after he harshly criticized NBC's Olympics coverage, has had his account reinstated, critical tweets and all.
Jul 31, 2012 12:47PM ET
Facebook has a new feature that sounds a lot like what Instapaper does, but so far, it isn't nearly as useful.
Jul 31, 2012 11:04AM ET
Following Twitter's announcement of a new feature called Cashtags, which allow users to follow stocks, Howard Lindzon, CEO of StockTwits called the move a "hijacking" of his similar service.
Jul 31, 2012 8:56AM ET
Fantasizing about how Apple could spend its $117 billion cash mound leads to one astounding conclusion: The company has more money than it could ever spend—even if it went on an extravagant tech company shopping spree.
Jul 30, 2012 7:08PM ET
Last week we told you about the Reddit's internal discussion about its not-so-welcoming attitude towards women who use the site. We called up Reddit general manager Erik Martin to find out what — if anything — can be done about the hostility many said they encountered.
Jul 30, 2012 5:44PM ET
As expected, Yahoo acting CEO Ross Levinsohn has left the company after the former Googler Marissa Mayer took the job he was supposed to inherit, reports AllThingsD's Kara Swisher.
Jul 30, 2012 5:16PM ET
Discovered: Wasps store yeast in their guts; one cause of blindness in newborns has been identified; science explains why we love karaoke; and start getting used to droughts.
Jul 30, 2012 4:44PM ET
Followers of beefed up Twitter performance artist baseball player Jose Canseco will not be surprised that his debut column for Vice, all about the Aurora theater shootings and gun control, is not the most convincing argument we've seen.
Jul 30, 2012 3:48PM ET
Apple's obsession with design perfection is actually what still makes its power cords so poorly designed.
Jul 30, 2012 1:51PM ET
The way in which we got today's information and "information" regarding Microsoft and Apple's respective tablet projects teaches us something about each of these company's attempts to be secretive.
Jul 30, 2012 10:33AM ET
The price and ease with which Apple owners can upgrade to the new operating system might help explain why Mountain Lion saw what Apple says were a 3 million record downloads in four days.
Jul 30, 2012 10:01AM ET
During her first couple of weeks as CEO of Yahoo, Marissa Mayer's first visible move comes in the form of employee perks, a tactic she learned from her Google days that worked for the company for awhile, but has since waned in importance.
Jul 29, 2012 5:19PM ET
Yesterday we told you about the New York Times' report that Apple and Twitter had engaged in talks about a potentially huge investment, but as other news organizations looked into it the excitement over the story quickly disappeared.
Jul 29, 2012 11:37AM ET
Someone's pulled off an elaborate prank on former New York Times executive editor Bill Keller. They built a replica of the Times' website and took passages of an email Keller sent defending Wikileaks and wrote an entire, completely fake Op-Ed.
Jul 28, 2012 2:55PM ET
Apple and Twitter have a great relationship. Their relationship is so great, in fact, that Apple executives have spoken with Twitter about making an investment somewhere in the hundreds of millions of dollars range.
Jul 27, 2012 6:38PM ET
Discovered: Tanzania might profit from global warming; massive stars suck their partners dry; it's hard to remember things on ecstasy; researching the benefits of barefoot running.
Jul 27, 2012 6:13PM ET
Google has apologized for keeping user data it said it destroyed, but that hasn't placated its critics.
Jul 27, 2012 4:15PM ET
Following smart watch Pebble's most successful ever $10 million-plus dollar stint on crowd-source funding site Kickstarter, others thought they would imitate the success by putting their own similar inventions on the site.
Jul 27, 2012 12:22PM ET
Apple just spent a bitty $356 million of its $117 billion in cash reserves to buy mobile security company AuthenTec, leading us to fantasize about the possible things Apple might do with its new purchase.
Jul 27, 2012 11:42AM ET
Perpetual underdog AOL has had a better year than tech behemoth Apple, if we're looking at one particular metric: The percent by which their stocks have changed since January 2012, as Business Insider's Jay Yarow shows in this Google Finance chart he put together.
Jul 27, 2012 9:38AM ET
Yesterday after markets closed both Facebook and Amazon reported earnings that should have had similar effects, yet Facebook disappointed and Amazon didn't.
Jul 27, 2012 7:09AM ET
Billionaire Internet mogul Jeff Bezos and his wife, MacKenzie, are giving a $2.5 million donation to the backers of Referendum 74, a ballot initiative that would legalize same-sex marriage in Washington State.