Two of the top-tier Hollywood studios are testing out an intriguing new feature. In South Korea, Disney and Sony have begun streaming movie releases while they are still playing in theaters.
Back in March, Google announced that it will be shutting down its Reader. Since then, many companies have been working hard on alternatives, which could profit from the situation.
A bug in the security system of Facebook opened a door to the emails and phone numbers of six million users. The problem has now been fixed, but sources indicate that it existed since last year.
Microsoft has announced a drastic change of the most controversial Digital Rights Management (DRM) policies surrounding the Xbox One. The consol will no longer require constant internet connection, nor will it have to ping Microsoft’s servers every 24 hours to keep functioning. Discs are going to be played regularly and restrictions on on trading games or regional restrictions are gone.
Launching balloons into the stratosphere in order to bring the web to the entirety of Earth’s population might sound crazy at first.
The popular photo-sharing service Instagram has announced the launch of a feature, which would allow users to share videos as well. The company, which was acquired by Facebook for approximately one billion USD last year, is now trying to expand its dominance with the new addition.
The social media giant now supports Twitter-like hashtags, which have been an essential part of the online social experience for years.
After revealing PRISM, a top-secret program by the National Security Agency (NSA), whistleblower John Snowden has been facing everything media have to offer. High praises, calling him a hero because of the revelations he made to the public and heavy criticism, branding Snowden a traitor who revealed government secrets.
Sony managed to come ahead of Microsoft in the battle for approval of the fans. In last week’s annual E3 convention gamers gathered with eager anticipation, wondering what the new Playstation and Xbox gaming consoles have to offer.
Latin America’s internet population is growing at a rapid rate according to a recent study released by the analyst firm Comcast.
Internet users all over the world have had their private data collected from the National Security Agency (NSA).
Amidst the protests in Turkey, the prime minister of the country Recep Tayyip Erdogan has lashed out at social media and Twitter in particular. “There is now a menace which is called Twitter”, he said in an interview on TV.
The Nasdaq stock market agreed to pay $10mln for last year’s Facebook fiasco. The US Security Exchange Commission charged the stock exchange of “securities laws violations resulting from its poor systems and decision-making during the initial public offering”. The $10mln penalty is the largest ever against an exchange.
Apple scales down their partnership with the controversial Taiwanese company Foxconn. Instead, the company is opting for a less-known producer called Pegatron, which will be the main producer of a new low-cost iPhone.
The digital payment system Liberty Reserve went offline after the US Department of Justice accused owners of being a part of "what may be the largest international money-laundering prosecution in history".
Eight years after first introducing the Xbox 360, Microsoft has unveiled the newest product in the line, the Xbox One.
Eesha Khare, an 18-year-old girl from California has won $50,000 for inventing a device she calls a “supercapacitor”. In her words, it is “an energy storage device which can hold a lot of energy in a small amount of volume”, potentially charging cell phone batteries for 20 to 30 seconds.
Yahoo CEO Melissa Mayer makes a bold move by spending a staggering $1,1 billion on the blogging platform Tumblr.