Today's Five Best Columns
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Jun 25, 2012 2:34PM ET
In a pushy move, Facebook just made the Facebook email address you probably didn't even know you had the default email address on your timeline, hoping to push users to its messaging service.
Jun 25, 2012 2:08PM ET
Microsoft not only dumped all of its hardware partners before making the Surface tablet, like a boyfriend playing his various squeezes, it first forced them into a race to the bottom, leaving them once it had wrung out every last drop of their value.
Jun 25, 2012 10:53AM ET
Morgan Stanley will soon let its 18,000 financial advisers have access to Twitter -- that access, however, will be very limited and thus, their tweets will be very boring.
Jun 25, 2012 9:38AM ET
The latest installment in The New York Times' iEconomy series, which details the gadget company's "short on pay" American workforce, doesn't make us want to give up our iProducts or protest Apple headquarters.
Jun 25, 2012 1:42AM ET
Lawyers for Jerry Sandusky plan to appeal his conviction on the grounds that an NBC interview with the former coach, which was played for jurors, contained an editing error. Sound familiar?
Jun 24, 2012 8:50PM ET
Lonesome George, a giant and awesome tortoise believed to be the last of his subspecies, died on Sunday at the Galapagos National Park.
Jun 23, 2012 5:09PM ET
Larry Page, Google's CEO, missed the company's annual meeting last week, and has already announced he's going to miss two upcoming big appointments for the company, prompting many to wonder about the state of his health.
Jun 23, 2012 2:07PM ET
An excerpt from a new book about Facebook in the Wall Street Journal is shedding more light on how the company got rid of some of the ickier aspects of how women were treated after hiring Sheryl Sandberg.
Jun 22, 2012 5:30PM ET
In the decades-long quest to perfect animated hair, the makers of Merida's wild locks in Pixar's Brave have gotten one step closer to perfection.
Jun 22, 2012 3:06PM ET
Discovered: A human bird flu pandemic is a real possibility, these flowers could cure depression, alcohol improves your quality of life, and the Arctic climate is in trouble.
Jun 22, 2012 1:04PM ET
After intriguing some with his idea for Instaglasses—spectacles that tint the world like Instagram—designer Markus Gerke has clarified that he has no plans to move these glasses out of the concept phase, to which we say: Phew.
Jun 22, 2012 9:49AM ET
Looking to (stealing from?) Apple, Microsoft went for a super-secret approach to its tablet launch and it's still paying off, with the Surface dominating today's tech rumor news.
Jun 21, 2012 11:02PM ET
Twitter apologized and explained why it was down Thursday afternoon, and while the reason is perfectly acceptable, something about their apology unsettled us.
Jun 21, 2012 5:29PM ET
Discovered: Mars has tons of water, space's new planets are too close for comfort, elephant seals make good scientists, and fructose (sugar!) could be healthy, after all.
Jun 21, 2012 4:08PM ET
Although a hacker group called UGNazis is telling at least one news outlet that they caused the Twitter outage today, the @TwitterComs handle, which offers official statements for the company, has a different explanation: a "cascaded bug" in one of its infrastructure components.
Jun 21, 2012 2:33PM ET
Following his arrest and indictment six months ago, MegaUpload founder Kim Doctom may not have those crazy-baller assets the government took away from him, but he still has celebrity friends and a new Internet file sharing project.
Jun 21, 2012 12:41PM ET
With its recent product and software announcements and PR moves, all signs point to comeback for Microsoft, but it just hasn't quite gotten there yet.
Jun 21, 2012 11:56AM ET
Oracle CEO Larry Ellison is so rich he doesn't have to settle for some no name island off the coast of nowhere, he can buy up a well-known Hawaiian island off the coast of Maui.
Jun 21, 2012 10:58AM ET
No, we don't really get why a car company like Ford is creating apps like "Keyfree," which allows you to login to your social networks on your Mac as long as your smartphone is nearby, but perhaps they should do it more often.
Jun 21, 2012 10:33AM ET
Apple's trying harder to look like a pro-America company, giving all of its retail employees raises, according to The Wall Street Journal's Ian Sherr.
Jun 21, 2012 9:47AM ET
We're sick of people telling us the right and wrong way to use Twitter, and that includes this missive by Slate's Farhad Manjoo reiterating his call for a longer character limits.
Jun 20, 2012 5:21PM ET
Discovered: The real key to happiness, the penguins don't appreciate the warm weather, smoking causes skin cancer, too, a protein that could regenerates nerves.
Jun 20, 2012 3:13PM ET
Everyone knows that Nigerian scam e-mails, with their exaggerated stories of moneys tied up in foreign accounts and collapsed national economies, sound totally absurd, but according to research from Microsoft, that's on purpose.
Jun 20, 2012 12:44PM ET
Microsoft's big news today is that Windows Phone 8 will have what it calls a "shared core" with the same Windows 8 software as tablets and PCs.
Jun 20, 2012 11:43AM ET
Following Microsoft's too-secret, ill planned, last minute Surface announcement on Monday, today we have another big Microsoft event, thankfully minus all that contrived hype we got the other day.
Jun 20, 2012 11:36AM ET
Rumors about the discovery of the magical, mysterious Higgs boson particle have been swirling since December via "gossipy" updates in niche physics blogs, turning the mysterious particle into the iPhone 5 for physics fans. Now comes word that scientists may announce the discovery during the International Conference on High Energy Physics which begins on July 4. Are you ready?
Jun 20, 2012 9:49AM ET
The bad news keeps coming for BlackBerry maker Research in Motion, which is laying off up to 6,000 people as an attempt to save its dying company, according to Canadian paper, The Record.
Jun 20, 2012 9:30AM ET
Video chatting, one of the few data features of a smartphone that involves talking, doesn't look so appealing in the coming data-centric future.
Jun 19, 2012 4:46PM ET
Discovered: Antibacterials are making us sick in a different way, thinspiration is scientific, do you e-mail a lot? You might be depressed, and a case for mom blogs.
Jun 19, 2012 3:20PM ET
Held under house arrest but celebrated as a truth teller, WikiLeaks founder Julian Assange followed the lead of Chen Guangcheng today as he sought political asylum in Ecuador's embassy in London.