Today's Five Best Columns
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Apr 9, 2012 3:27PM ET
Facebook's $1 billion acquisition of Instagram, a photo sharing app that costs zero dollars to use and has no source of revenue, sure feels like a social networking tech bubble.
Apr 9, 2012 2:53PM ET
For the amount that Facebook just spent on Instagram, Mark Zuckerberg could've paid for the cure to Lou Gehrig's disease, ramped up New York City's 911 system, or ... purchased the Solo Cup company
Apr 9, 2012 1:52PM ET
This morning's news that an analyst downgraded Apple's stock from "buy" to "neutral" should worry more than just Apple fanboys.
Apr 9, 2012 1:16PM ET
In a pronouncedly rare move, Facebook is the proud new owner of that photo-sharing app that all the kids are crazy about these days: Instagram.
Apr 9, 2012 12:06PM ET
Whether you realize it or not, your smartphone-toting, hybrid car-driving, neon light-gazing would be impossible without the cooperation from China, our fickle friends on the other side of the planet.
Apr 9, 2012 11:57AM ET
Since Mike Daisey's lies tarnished any perception we have of life on Apple's infamous Chinese factory line, Marketplace's Rob Schmitz has gone in to re-report and re-shape the image of the place where our iStuff gets made.
Apr 9, 2012 11:38AM ET
Going by way of Kleenexes and Band-Aids, the iPad has become the word people use when what they really want to say is "tablet."
Apr 9, 2012 10:00AM ET
An Easter Sunday opening day didn't hurt Microsoft as much as it might have before the Internet existed.
Apr 9, 2012 8:48AM ET
On the heels of Yahoo's announcement that it would cut 14 percent of its workforce, reports are coming out today that Sony, over the next year, will eliminate 10,000 jobs.
Apr 9, 2012 6:29AM ET
It's become a common practice for police look into the online activities of people they are investigation, but authorities come calling to people who have that info, what exactly do they find out?
Apr 7, 2012 3:56PM ET
Sprint is only recognizing one town in America as having their full 4G LTE cellular service, and it has a population just over 25,000 and is located about an hour south of Chicago. Meet the extremely fortunate town of Kankakee, Illinois.
Apr 6, 2012 2:20PM ET
Discovered: Everyone thinks they're skinnier than they are, a big Cystic Fibrosis breakthrough, dialysis isn't very sexy and money, not race, explains gap in life expectancy.
Apr 6, 2012 1:23PM ET
Pinterest really has arrived: A survey from Experian Hitwise on Friday put the site at third on the list of most popular social networks, behind only Facebook and Twitter.
Apr 6, 2012 1:17PM ET
Discovered: There's nasty stuff in our chicken that shouldn't be there, a more sustainable replacement for whale vomit, Florida's pythons are getting hungry and Earth doesn't want humans to get into its copper stash.
Apr 6, 2012 11:55AM ET
Just in time for the release of the new Windows phone, the Nokia Lumia 900, we learn all about how Microsoft plans to beef up its skimpy app store.
Apr 6, 2012 9:51AM ET
Twitter's new war against spam will get rid of a huge chunk of your followers, probably.
Apr 5, 2012 5:45PM ET
Marking his year anniversary as Google CEO, Larry Page sent out a love-filled memo to the Internet this afternoon, in which he tries really hard to get us to fall in love with Google again.
Apr 5, 2012 5:22PM ET
Discovered: Red wine just keeps getting better, an unexpected link between Google and GDP, old people are using more drugs than ever and water can now float on oil.
Apr 5, 2012 4:14PM ET
Lulz Security really wanted to make it clear that its huge dump of Sony Playstation Network user data in June 2011 was very easy to pull off, and a lot of fun, but now that a culprit has pleaded guilty, he faces years in prison after getting entirely sold out. Far less fun.
Apr 5, 2012 3:43PM ET
Discovered: A GIF that proves the Antarctic Ice shelf's super fast disintegration, rising CO2 levels did cause global warming millions of years ago, a climate change fighting plant and China gets rain in all the wrong places.
Apr 5, 2012 1:54PM ET
The nerds of Silicon Valley are all upset that these rich kids are taking over the industry that wants to be known for rewarding smarts and hard work over old money and connections.
Apr 5, 2012 9:22AM ET
With Apple's acknowledgment of some iPads have a Wi-Fi problem, we have confirmation that the problem isn't one of those made-up-by whiner iPad issues.
Apr 4, 2012 5:49PM ET
The new show from Bravo called Huh? (working title), which will follow the "eclectic staff at icanhascheezburger.com, one of the largest humor publishers on the Internet known for their popular LOLs and FAILs," as Bravo explains it, sounds supremely boring.
Apr 4, 2012 3:12PM ET
Discovered: Early BPA exposure has some nasty effects for adults, a new feathery dinosaur, preschoolers don't play outside enough and the longer the commercial the better.
Apr 4, 2012 2:55PM ET
Michael Arrington, founder of of the popular tech blog TechCrunch is back and guest blogging for the site despite an epic, public flame war with the blog's corporate owners at AOL that ended with his exit.
Apr 4, 2012 2:46PM ET
Imagine an Internet on which haters didn't hate.
Apr 4, 2012 2:20PM ET
The first step to recovery is acceptance and finally, official Washington is ready to come to grips with reality: It's addicted to the BlackBerry.
Apr 4, 2012 2:15PM ET
Google finally divulged details of its much-rumored project to design eye-wear that augments reality with a video featuring their hopes for "project glass," and the results are as impressive as you'd expect, but also a little disconcertingly "man-meets-machine."
Apr 4, 2012 1:24PM ET
Discovered in Green: The world will get warmer by 2050, the Earth's coldest waters have been disappearing for decades, the ice sheet collapsed because of warm water, and the potential of algae biofuels.
Apr 4, 2012 12:05PM ET
Google hasn't had the best year since Larry Page took over as CEO one year ago today.