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Faster Forward: August, 2011

Posted at 05:20 PM ET, 08/05/2011

Q&A: Domain name changes and the Internet landscape

Making sense of the new ICANN program for top-level domains.

By Hayley Tsukayama  |  05:20 PM ET, 08/05/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Digital Culture

Posted at 02:04 PM ET, 08/01/2011

Nintendo taps nostalgia for new season of games

Nintendo is revamping the games that made it great moving into the holiday season.

By Hayley Tsukayama  |  02:04 PM ET, 08/01/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Gaming

Posted at 05:54 PM ET, 07/29/2011

Google buys IBM patents

Google, fresh from a loss on its bid for Nortel’s patent portfolio, has bought over 1,000 patents from IBM, SEO by the Sea reports.

By Hayley Tsukayama  |  05:54 PM ET, 07/29/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Google, IP

Posted at 01:48 PM ET, 07/29/2011

Samsung teases the Galaxy S II

Samsung launched a U.S. teaser page for the Galaxy S II smartphone

By Hayley Tsukayama  |  01:48 PM ET, 07/29/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Mobile

Posted at 01:06 PM ET, 07/29/2011

Verizon leads wireless customer service survey

Verizon squeaked out a lead in J.D. Power and Associates’ latest customer service survey

By Hayley Tsukayama  |  01:06 PM ET, 07/29/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Mobile

Posted at 12:00 PM ET, 07/29/2011

iPhone 5 reportedly spotted on train

An iPhone 5 was reportedly seen on a train.

By Hayley Tsukayama  |  12:00 PM ET, 07/29/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Apple, Mobile

Posted at 11:15 AM ET, 07/29/2011

Apple has more cash on hand than the U.S. Treasury

The Treasury Department said that it has an operating balance of $73.8 billion, compared with Apple's $76.2 billion in cash

By Hayley Tsukayama  |  11:15 AM ET, 07/29/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Apple, Politics and Policy

Posted at 09:26 AM ET, 07/29/2011

Airbnb burglary victim says company tried to quiet her

A blogger who wrote up her Airbnb horror story said the company asked her to take down her account

By Hayley Tsukayama  |  09:26 AM ET, 07/29/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Security, Digital Culture

Posted at 04:59 PM ET, 07/28/2011

Twitter rolls out promoted tweets

Twitter announced that promoted tweets will appear in user timelines soon.

By Hayley Tsukayama  |  04:59 PM ET, 07/28/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Twitter, Social Networking

Posted at 04:45 PM ET, 07/28/2011

Report: Scotland Yard arrested the wrong hacker

A report from the DailyTech raises the possibility that LulzSec hacker “Topiary” is still at large.

By Hayley Tsukayama  |  04:45 PM ET, 07/28/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Security, International

Posted at 04:38 PM ET, 07/28/2011

Logitech dropping Google TV price after returns

After negative sales, Logitech is dropping the price of its Google TVs from $249 to $99

By Hayley Tsukayama  |  04:38 PM ET, 07/28/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Google, Televisions, Apple

Posted at 03:37 PM ET, 07/28/2011

OS X Lion: One week later

Now that we’ve had some time to stew with Lion, what’s the verdict?

By Hayley Tsukayama  |  03:37 PM ET, 07/28/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Apple, Computers, Mobile

Posted at 12:44 PM ET, 07/28/2011

Report: Google Plus seeing a traffic slump

Google Plus traffic appears to have dropped a month after the social network’s launch

By Hayley Tsukayama  |  12:44 PM ET, 07/28/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Google, Social Networking

Posted at 10:24 AM ET, 07/28/2011

Nintendo slashes price of 3DS after cutting profit forecast

Nintendo is cutting the price of the 3DS to $169.99.

By Hayley Tsukayama  |  10:24 AM ET, 07/28/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Gaming

Posted at 09:21 AM ET, 07/28/2011

Airbnb responds to user horror story

Online short-term rental site Airbnb said it is “shocked” to hear a user’s apartment had been ransacked by a guest found through the site.

By Hayley Tsukayama  |  09:21 AM ET, 07/28/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Security, Digital Culture

Posted at 04:29 PM ET, 07/27/2011

Report: Xoom to get LTE upgrade in September

The Motorola Xoom is set to get an LTE upgrade.

By Hayley Tsukayama  |  04:29 PM ET, 07/27/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Tablets, Gadgets

Posted at 03:03 PM ET, 07/27/2011

Online video: How do you watch?

A new Nielson report shows that half of all Netflix users connect through game consoles.

By Hayley Tsukayama  |  03:03 PM ET, 07/27/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Gaming, Online Video, Digital Culture

Posted at 02:52 PM ET, 07/27/2011

A goat walks into an Apple Store...

Apple may not allow some art projects in their stores, but a goat? That’s just fine.

By Hayley Tsukayama  |  02:52 PM ET, 07/27/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 01:25 PM ET, 07/27/2011

LulzSec spokesman ‘Topiary’ arrested, Scotland Yard says

Scotland Yard has arrested a man police believe to be the spokesperson for hacking group LulzSec

By Hayley Tsukayama  |  01:25 PM ET, 07/27/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Security

Posted at 12:20 PM ET, 07/27/2011

Japan to get the first Windows Mango phones

Microsoft announced Tuesday that Windows 7.5, aka Mango, is shipping to manufacturers.

By Hayley Tsukayama  |  12:20 PM ET, 07/27/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Mobile, Windows

Posted at 11:39 AM ET, 07/27/2011

Study: Global smartphone sales will top 420M this year

IMS Research said that smartphone sales will top 420 million this year. Apple and Samsung benefit most.

By Hayley Tsukayama  |  11:39 AM ET, 07/27/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Apple, Mobile, Windows

Posted at 10:52 AM ET, 07/27/2011

GSA e-mail cloud move complete

The Government Services Administration is the first agency to move all its e-mail to the Google cloud.

By Hayley Tsukayama  |  10:52 AM ET, 07/27/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Google

Posted at 08:42 AM ET, 07/27/2011

Fox to lock up Hulu, online videos for eight days

Fox will require authentication to see episodes online for eight days.

By Hayley Tsukayama  |  08:42 AM ET, 07/27/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Online video

Posted at 11:45 AM ET, 07/26/2011

RadioShack dropping T-Mobile, adding Verizon

Electronics retailer RadioShack will switch out its T-Mobile products for Verizon’s.

By Hayley Tsukayama  |  11:45 AM ET, 07/26/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Mobile

Posted at 11:01 AM ET, 07/26/2011

Facebook, Google are the most-typed Web sites

Software engineer Christopher Finke has found that Facebook and Google are the most commonly typed domains

By Hayley Tsukayama  |  11:01 AM ET, 07/26/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Digital Culture

Posted at 10:17 AM ET, 07/26/2011

Samsung Galaxy Tab 4G to hit Verizon July 28

The sleek Samsung Galaxy Tab hits Verizon’s 4G LTE network this week.

By Hayley Tsukayama  |  10:17 AM ET, 07/26/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Tablets, Gadgets, Mobile

Posted at 05:22 PM ET, 07/25/2011

Apple releases iOS 4.3.5 to fix a bug

Apple is back with another release to fix a certification validation issue.

By Hayley Tsukayama  |  05:22 PM ET, 07/25/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Apple, Mobile

Posted at 04:50 PM ET, 07/25/2011

Apple rule change hits WSJ, Amazon, Nook apps

Apple’s in-app purchases policy has forced some changes to the apps of the Wall Street Journal, Kobo, Amazon’s Kindle and Barnes and Noble’s Nook.

By Hayley Tsukayama  |  04:50 PM ET, 07/25/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Apple

Posted at 03:06 PM ET, 07/25/2011

Quicken weighing its post-PowerPC options for the Mac

Quicken is looking at a couple of options for how to proceed with its Mac strategy.

By Hayley Tsukayama  |  03:06 PM ET, 07/25/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Apple, Computers, Mobile

Posted at 12:24 PM ET, 07/25/2011

Google Plus purging some accounts

Google Plus is deleting some accounts, focusing on those with pseudonyms

By Hayley Tsukayama  |  12:24 PM ET, 07/25/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Google, Social Networking, Privacy

Posted at 11:39 AM ET, 07/25/2011

Google acquires facial-recognition software firm PittPatt

The software of the company aquired by Google identifies facial structures in photos and tracks them in videos.

By Hayley Tsukayama  |  11:39 AM ET, 07/25/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Google

Posted at 10:20 AM ET, 07/25/2011

Amy Winehouse iTunes sales skyrocket as fans mourn

Amy Winehouse’s songs shot to the top of the iTunes charts after her untimely death Saturday

By Hayley Tsukayama  |  10:20 AM ET, 07/25/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Online Music

Posted at 09:38 AM ET, 07/25/2011

‘Modern Warfare 2’ used as ‘training’ for Oslo terror suspect

Anders Behring Brehvik, suspect in the Oslo attacks, said Modern Warfare 2 was a “training-simulation.”

By Hayley Tsukayama  |  09:38 AM ET, 07/25/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Gaming

Posted at 09:18 AM ET, 07/25/2011

Facebook iPad app reportedly leaked

Facebook reportedly leaked their iPad app in the code of their iPhone app.

By Hayley Tsukayama  |  09:18 AM ET, 07/25/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Apple, Facebook, Tablets

Posted at 05:16 PM ET, 07/22/2011

Apple’s sharper retina display iPad on its way

LG Display CEO Kwon Young-soo says that the company is making a retina display for the iPad.

By Hayley Tsukayama  |  05:16 PM ET, 07/22/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Apple, Mobile, Gadgets, Tablets

Posted at 03:34 PM ET, 07/22/2011

Verizon: We expect iPhone 5 this fall

Incoming Verizon CEO Lowell McAdam says the carrier expects an iPhone 5 this fall.

By Hayley Tsukayama  |  03:34 PM ET, 07/22/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Verizon, Mobile, Apple

Posted at 02:54 PM ET, 07/22/2011

How rude! Top mobile pet peeves

Wireless Zone’s Bonnie Sharon, aka Cellular Chloe, talks cellphone etiquette.

By Hayley Tsukayama  |  02:54 PM ET, 07/22/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Mobile, Digital Culture

Posted at 01:04 PM ET, 07/22/2011

Comic Con 2011: Street Fighter X Tekken reveals four more characters

Fighting game enthusiasts should be pumped after Capcom announced four more classic characters fpr Street Figher X Tekken.

By Hayley Tsukayama  |  01:04 PM ET, 07/22/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Gaming

Posted at 12:17 PM ET, 07/22/2011

Borders bids a ‘fond farewell,’ says it lost the fight with e-readers

Borders is closing, and starts its final sales today.

By Hayley Tsukayama  |  12:17 PM ET, 07/22/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  ebooks, digital culture

Posted at 11:40 AM ET, 07/22/2011

Apple to bid for Hulu?

Apple has reportedly entered the bidding for Hulu

By Hayley Tsukayama  |  11:40 AM ET, 07/22/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Apple, Online video

Posted at 08:51 AM ET, 07/22/2011

Google Plus has 20 million users, report says

A recent report from ComScore finds Google+ has doubled its membership in the past week

By Hayley Tsukayama  |  08:51 AM ET, 07/22/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Google, Social Networking

Posted at 08:42 AM ET, 07/22/2011

Nintendo Video brings 3D content to the 3DS

Nintendo lets 3DS owners take more advantage of the visual capabilities of their 3D gaming devices.

By Hayley Tsukayama  |  08:42 AM ET, 07/22/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Gaming

Posted at 04:52 PM ET, 07/21/2011

Microsoft reports earnings, sees boost from Xbox

Microsoft reported $17.37 billion in fourth-quarter revenue.

By Hayley Tsukayama  |  04:52 PM ET, 07/21/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Apple, Microsoft

Posted at 04:09 PM ET, 07/21/2011

British blogger already planning to camp out for the iPhone 5

British blogger Robert Shoesmith is already soliciting sponsors to help him stake out a London Apple store for the iPhone 5

By Hayley Tsukayama  |  04:09 PM ET, 07/21/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 03:55 PM ET, 07/21/2011

AT&T, T-Mobile merger on hold, for now

The FCC has stopped the “shot clock” on its review, waiting for more info from AT&T.

By Cecilia Kang  |  03:55 PM ET, 07/21/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Mobile

Posted at 02:31 PM ET, 07/21/2011

Heat wave reminder: Gadgets can cook in the sun

Take advantage of your glove compartment or bring gadgets inside to keep them from roasting

By Hayley Tsukayama  |  02:31 PM ET, 07/21/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 12:49 PM ET, 07/21/2011

Google warns about PC virus

Google has started issuing warnings to users whose computers appeared infected.

By Hayley Tsukayama  |  12:49 PM ET, 07/21/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Google, Security

Posted at 12:00 PM ET, 07/21/2011

Star Wars: The Old Republic, now up for pre-order

Gamers can now get in on SWTOR at the ground level

By Hayley Tsukayama  |  12:00 PM ET, 07/21/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Gaming

Posted at 10:33 AM ET, 07/21/2011

Anonymous, LulzSec: ‘Your threats to arrest us are meaningless’

Anonymous and LulzSec to FBI: ‘Your threats to arrest us are meaningless’

By Hayley Tsukayama  |  10:33 AM ET, 07/21/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Security, Politics and policy

Posted at 09:06 AM ET, 07/21/2011

Anonymous claims attack on NATO

Hacker group Anonymous said Tuesday that it has hacked NATO’s databases

By Hayley Tsukayama  |  09:06 AM ET, 07/21/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Security

Posted at 08:46 AM ET, 07/21/2011

Arcade gaming hits the big 4-0

Arcade gaming turns 40 this year — that’s a lot of quarters

By Hayley Tsukayama  |  08:46 AM ET, 07/21/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Gaming

Posted at 05:18 PM ET, 07/20/2011

Roku announces Roku 2 to stream content on television

Roku announced the Roku 2 line of devices

By Hayley Tsukayama  |  05:18 PM ET, 07/20/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Television, Digital Culture, Gaming

Posted at 03:07 PM ET, 07/20/2011

Faux Apple store in China

Fake Apple stores — that even convince employees — spotted in China.

By Emi Kolawole  |  03:07 PM ET, 07/20/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Apple

Posted at 02:48 PM ET, 07/20/2011

OS X Lion drops PowerPC support

Before you upgrade to Mac OS X Lion, you may have to upgrade some other programs

By Hayley Tsukayama  |  02:48 PM ET, 07/20/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Apple, Computers, Digital Culture

Posted at 01:38 PM ET, 07/20/2011

Study: Women drive digital trends

Study from Women at NBCU shows women are driving tech trends

By Hayley Tsukayama  |  01:38 PM ET, 07/20/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Digital Culture

Posted at 12:41 PM ET, 07/20/2011

FBI arrests 14 Anonymous members, two linked to LulzSec data releases

The FBI is cracking down on Anonymous and LulzSec, who don’t seem too worried

By Hayley Tsukayama  |  12:41 PM ET, 07/20/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Security

Posted at 11:01 AM ET, 07/20/2011

MacBook disappears from the Apple Store, replaced by MacBook Air

The MacBook has disappeared from the Apple Store, replaced by MacBook Air

By Hayley Tsukayama  |  11:01 AM ET, 07/20/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Apple, Computers

Posted at 09:49 AM ET, 07/20/2011

T-Mobile introduces new Value tiered data plans

T-Mobile’s new tiered plans have no overage charges, though they throttle back data

By Hayley Tsukayama  |  09:49 AM ET, 07/20/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Mobile

Posted at 09:08 AM ET, 07/20/2011

Apple launches new MacBook Air, Mac Mini, Thunderbolt display

Apple introduced several new products including a refreshed MacBook Air

By Hayley Tsukayama  |  09:08 AM ET, 07/20/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Apple, Computers, Gadgets

Posted at 06:02 PM ET, 07/19/2011

Apple will release Lion tomorrow

OSX Lion will be available in the Mac App Store July 20 for $29.99.

By Hayley Tsukayama  |  06:02 PM ET, 07/19/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 04:43 PM ET, 07/19/2011

Apple doesn’t innovate, it sues, says Google’s Schimdt

Google chairman Eric Schmidt said that Apple sues more than it innovates

By Hayley Tsukayama  |  04:43 PM ET, 07/19/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Google, Apple

Posted at 04:30 PM ET, 07/19/2011

Comic-Con 2011: Taking The Darkness II from comic to video game

2K Games’ first-person shooter The Darkness II is now set to come out Feb. 7 of next year.

By Hayley Tsukayama  |  04:30 PM ET, 07/19/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Gaming

Posted at 01:07 PM ET, 07/19/2011

Toshiba Thrive has a sleeping bug

Some Toshiba Thrive units are going to sleep and refusing to wake up.

By Hayley Tsukayama  |  01:07 PM ET, 07/19/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Tablets, Gadgets

Posted at 12:31 PM ET, 07/19/2011

Apple should see big profits, analysts say

Analysts predict Apple could see a 59 percent revenue increase over last year.

By Hayley Tsukayama  |  12:31 PM ET, 07/19/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 11:07 AM ET, 07/19/2011

Google Plus going Hollywood?

Google is reportedly considering celebrity accounts for Google Plus.

By Hayley Tsukayama  |  11:07 AM ET, 07/19/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Google

Posted at 10:10 AM ET, 07/19/2011

Report: New York police raid homes of Anonymous members

The FBI has reportedly raided the homes of three suspected Anonymous members

By Hayley Tsukayama  |  10:10 AM ET, 07/19/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Security

Posted at 09:47 AM ET, 07/19/2011

‘The Verge’ and branding geeks

New tech site ‘The Verge’ teams up with BMW and SBNation, two decidedly non-geeky brands

By Hayley Tsukayama  |  09:47 AM ET, 07/19/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Digital culture

Posted at 06:03 PM ET, 07/18/2011

Google changes official shortener to g.co

Google’s official shortener for its services is now g.co

By Hayley Tsukayama  |  06:03 PM ET, 07/18/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Google, Digital Culture

Posted at 05:26 PM ET, 07/18/2011

Amazon to rent Kindle textbooks

Amazon announced Monday that it will rent Kindle textbooks

By Hayley Tsukayama  |  05:26 PM ET, 07/18/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  eBooks, Digital Culture

Posted at 05:00 PM ET, 07/18/2011

HTC Status: For the young and social

The ‘Facebook phone’ is great for social networking, but not for work

By Hayley Tsukayama  |  05:00 PM ET, 07/18/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Facebook, Social Networking, Mobile

Posted at 04:43 PM ET, 07/18/2011

Apple looks to break into the Chinese market

The company is said to be negotiating to take the iPhone to China Mobile.

By Hayley Tsukayama  |  04:43 PM ET, 07/18/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Apple, Mobile

Posted at 01:58 PM ET, 07/18/2011

Apple victory means Android headache over patents

Apple scored a win its patent fight against HTC, spelling trouble for Android

By Hayley Tsukayama  |  01:58 PM ET, 07/18/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Apple, Google, Mobile, Gadgets, Tablets

Posted at 12:42 PM ET, 07/18/2011

AT&T launches daily deals site

AT&T and Yellow Pages have teamed up for a daily deals site.

By Hayley Tsukayama  |  12:42 PM ET, 07/18/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Online shopping

Posted at 11:49 AM ET, 07/18/2011

Anonymous, shunned by Google Plus, to launch its own network

Anonymous has started its own social network, AnonPlus, after getting booted from Google’s

By Hayley Tsukayama  |  11:49 AM ET, 07/18/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Google, Security

Posted at 08:55 AM ET, 07/18/2011

Women’s World Cup sets Twitter record

Twitter hit highest and second-highest rate of Tweets per second during soccer tournament

By Hayley Tsukayama  |  08:55 AM ET, 07/18/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Social Neworking, Digital Culture

Posted at 02:47 PM ET, 07/15/2011

Bing’s Stefan Weitz talks social search, what’s next

Bing is looking to make search social and more active.

By Hayley Tsukayama  |  02:47 PM ET, 07/15/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Microsoft, Google

Posted at 01:10 PM ET, 07/15/2011

Harry Potter tech: Moving greeting cards on the horizon?

PragmatIC printing company is working on greeting cards with paper-thin circuits.

By Hayley Tsukayama  |  01:10 PM ET, 07/15/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Gadgets

Posted at 11:27 AM ET, 07/15/2011

Rihanna passes Gaga as Facebook’s most popular lady

Lady Gaga was unseated by Rihanna as Facebook’s most popular woman.

By Hayley Tsukayama  |  11:27 AM ET, 07/15/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Digital Culture, Social Networking

Posted at 10:54 AM ET, 07/15/2011

Microsoft ‘accidentally leaked’ its own social search tool

Microsoft says it let a social tool it’s been developing slip on to the open Web.

By Hayley Tsukayama  |  10:54 AM ET, 07/15/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Microsoft, Social networking

Posted at 10:19 AM ET, 07/15/2011

Sprint offers Nexus S 4G, on contract, for $99.99

Sprint slashed the price of one of its best phones, the Nexus S 4G, to $100 on contract.

By Hayley Tsukayama  |  10:19 AM ET, 07/15/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Mobile, Google

Posted at 10:05 AM ET, 07/15/2011

Google launches Photovine

Google has put out a teaser and an invitation-only app for the iPhone.

By Hayley Tsukayama  |  10:05 AM ET, 07/15/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Google, Mobile, Apple

Posted at 05:39 PM ET, 07/14/2011

Google posts positive second quarter

Google says it had $9 billion in revenue in its second quarter.

By Hayley Tsukayama  |  05:39 PM ET, 07/14/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Google

Posted at 05:17 PM ET, 07/14/2011

Spotify: Sean Parker says online music is finally social

Sean Parker said Spotify combines the best of social and music.

By Hayley Tsukayama  |  05:17 PM ET, 07/14/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Online music, Digital Culture

Posted at 04:51 PM ET, 07/14/2011

Report: Zynga bid $1 billion for PopCap

Zynga reportedly offered $1 billion in cash for PopCap Games, which signed a deal with EA this week.

By Hayley Tsukayama  |  04:51 PM ET, 07/14/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Gaming

Posted at 01:32 PM ET, 07/14/2011

Apple pays $945 for tracking case in South Korea

Apple pays $945 for tracking case in South Korea but faces a class action.

By Hayley Tsukayama  |  01:32 PM ET, 07/14/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Apple, Mobile

Posted at 11:40 AM ET, 07/14/2011

Apple OSX Lion release expected ... any day now

Apple promised that Lion would roar in July, but it’s not clear exactly when.

By Hayley Tsukayama  |  11:40 AM ET, 07/14/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Apple, Computers

Posted at 11:03 AM ET, 07/14/2011

Spotify launches in the U.S.

Spotify, the popular European online music service, has launched in the U.S.

By Hayley Tsukayama  |  11:03 AM ET, 07/14/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Online music

Posted at 10:11 AM ET, 07/14/2011

Netflix to stream on 3DS, but how many customers will stay?

Right in the middle of a maelstrom of bad press for Netflix, Nintendo announced that the video service can now be streamed onto its handheld console, the 3DS.

By Hayley Tsukayama  |  10:11 AM ET, 07/14/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Online video, Gaming, digital culture

Posted at 05:16 PM ET, 07/13/2011

Comcast offering broader customer service support to D.C. subscribers

Comcast announces its Xfinity Signature Support service

By Hayley Tsukayama  |  05:16 PM ET, 07/13/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Cable

Posted at 05:03 PM ET, 07/13/2011

Report: Amazon launching tablet by October

Amazon’s tablet will be an Android-powered device

By Hayley Tsukayama  |  05:03 PM ET, 07/13/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 02:51 PM ET, 07/13/2011

Netflix, Blockbuster, Redbox: Weighing your options

Netflix rate hikes have some users reevaluating their video options.

By Hayley Tsukayama  |  02:51 PM ET, 07/13/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Online video, Digital culture

Posted at 01:28 PM ET, 07/13/2011

T-Mobile expands 42 mbps network

T-Mobile has built out its 42mbps network to 56 additional markets, including D.C.

By Hayley Tsukayama  |  01:28 PM ET, 07/13/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Mobile

Posted at 12:48 PM ET, 07/13/2011

AT&T announces 4G LTE devices

AT&T says two LTE devices and the HP Touchpad 4G will hit stores soon.

By Hayley Tsukayama  |  12:48 PM ET, 07/13/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Gadgets, Mobile

Posted at 11:08 AM ET, 07/13/2011

Virgin Mobile introduces new prices for unlimited plans

Virgin Mobile has changed its unlimited data plan structure

By Hayley Tsukayama  |  11:08 AM ET, 07/13/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Mobile

Posted at 10:40 AM ET, 07/13/2011

Google Plus makes gender a private matter

Google Plus has removed a requirement that users must publicly display a gender.

By Hayley Tsukayama  |  10:40 AM ET, 07/13/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Google, Social Networking, privacy

Posted at 09:01 AM ET, 07/13/2011

Netflix faces backlash over price changes

Irate Netflix customers are making their opinions heard across the Web.

By Hayley Tsukayama  |  09:01 AM ET, 07/13/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Online video, streaming

Posted at 03:57 PM ET, 07/12/2011

Google Plus could hit 10 million users today

Entrepreneur Paul Allen estimates Google Plus membership to hit 10 million by the end of today

By Hayley Tsukayama  |  03:57 PM ET, 07/12/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Google, social networking

Posted at 01:12 PM ET, 07/12/2011

Facebook phone HTC Status to launch July 17

The HTC Status, the phone with a baked-in Facebook button will launch July 17.

By Hayley Tsukayama  |  01:12 PM ET, 07/12/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Mobile, Social networking

Posted at 12:24 PM ET, 07/12/2011

Google Offers expands beta to New York, San Francisco

Google Offers extends its pilot program beyond Portland, Ore.

By Hayley Tsukayama  |  12:24 PM ET, 07/12/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Google, Online shopping

Posted at 09:20 AM ET, 07/12/2011

Anonymous hacking group promises major data release

Hacker group Anonymous may have a second release to coincide with WkikLeaks founder Julian Assange’s appeal.

By Hayley Tsukayama  |  09:20 AM ET, 07/12/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Security

Posted at 04:47 PM ET, 07/11/2011

Anonymous claims attack on Booz Allen Hamilton

Anonymous announced on its Twitter feed that it had attacked Booz Hamilton Allen’s systems.

By Hayley Tsukayama  |  04:47 PM ET, 07/11/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Security

Posted at 04:28 PM ET, 07/11/2011

Microsoft CEO Ballmer says Windows is company’s backbone

At Microsoft’s Worldwide Partners Conference, Steve Ballmer talked about the company’s direction.

By Hayley Tsukayama  |  04:28 PM ET, 07/11/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Windows, Mobile, Tablets, Gadgets

Posted at 03:56 PM ET, 07/11/2011

Google launches integrated e-reader, the iriver Story HD

Google’s first integrated e-reader, the iriver Story HD, will hit Target stores this weekend.

By Hayley Tsukayama  |  03:56 PM ET, 07/11/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  ebooks, tablets, gadgets

Posted at 02:32 PM ET, 07/11/2011

Sony extends deadline for fraud protection sign-up

Sony will give PlayStation Network members until July 31.

By Hayley Tsukayama  |  02:32 PM ET, 07/11/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Sony, Security

Posted at 12:19 PM ET, 07/11/2011

Google Plus lingo: What are you using?

To friend, to like, to follow: Google + is making it’s own vocab.

By Hayley Tsukayama  |  12:19 PM ET, 07/11/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Social networking, Google, Facebook

Posted at 11:11 AM ET, 07/11/2011

Google Plus: Sorry for the spam

A technical hiccup led to multiple notifications for some Google Plus users.

By Hayley Tsukayama  |  11:11 AM ET, 07/11/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Google, Social Networking

Posted at 10:43 AM ET, 07/11/2011

Apple tries to protect ‘App Store’ with warning to GetJar

Apple has asked GetJar to stop using the term “App Store.”

By Hayley Tsukayama  |  10:43 AM ET, 07/11/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Apple, Amazon, Mobile

Posted at 09:19 AM ET, 07/11/2011

Apple to add iPad HD?

An iPad with a sharper display could cap off “The Year of the iPad 2”

By Hayley Tsukayama  |  09:19 AM ET, 07/11/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Tablets, Apple, Gadgets

Posted at 05:01 PM ET, 07/08/2011

Gates, Zuckerberg: The world’s most awkward conversation?

Bill Gates will interview Mark Zuckerberg this weekend at a meeting of moguls

By Hayley Tsukayama  |  05:01 PM ET, 07/08/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Facebook, Microsoft

Posted at 03:22 PM ET, 07/08/2011

Security tip: Don’t use the defaults

When it comes to passwords, always make it personal

By Hayley Tsukayama  |  03:22 PM ET, 07/08/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Mobile, Security

Posted at 01:02 PM ET, 07/08/2011

123 year-old recording reconstructed, thought to be among the world’s oldest

Scientists from the Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory in California have successfully reconstructed audio recorded on a 123 year-old disc.

By Hayley Tsukayama  |  01:02 PM ET, 07/08/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 12:42 PM ET, 07/08/2011

Anonymous releases more U.S. government data, following arrests in Europe

Anonymous has linked to another data release that it claims include information from the FBI, the Army, the Navy, the Department of Justice and NASA.

By Hayley Tsukayama  |  12:42 PM ET, 07/08/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Security

Posted at 11:43 AM ET, 07/08/2011

Copyright alerts could be headed to your inbox

ISPs have agreed to send user alerts to suspected pirates

By Hayley Tsukayama  |  11:43 AM ET, 07/08/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Politics and policy

Posted at 11:26 AM ET, 07/08/2011

Toshiba Thrive set for Best Buy launch

Toshiba’s first Android tablet, the Thrive, will hit shelves at Best Buy this Sunday.

By Hayley Tsukayama  |  11:26 AM ET, 07/08/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Tablets, Gadgets

Posted at 10:21 AM ET, 07/08/2011

Google offers new Gmail organization tools

Users can now sort their inboxes by a number of different metrics

By Hayley Tsukayama  |  10:21 AM ET, 07/08/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Google, E-mail

Posted at 09:11 AM ET, 07/08/2011

Apple will launch low-end iPhone this fall, report says

A cheaper iPhone would be in prime position to compete with Android phones.

By Hayley Tsukayama  |  09:11 AM ET, 07/08/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Apple. Mobile

Posted at 06:26 PM ET, 07/07/2011

Sprint users clamor for fix of text-message issues

Some Sprint users have received delayed texts or texts out of order.

By Hayley Tsukayama  |  06:26 PM ET, 07/07/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Mobile

Posted at 05:44 PM ET, 07/07/2011

Kindle, Nook subscriptions now include NYTimes.com access

After months, Kindle and Nook finally deliver on promise to scale the New York Times paywall.

By Hayley Tsukayama  |  05:44 PM ET, 07/07/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  e-Books

Posted at 04:37 PM ET, 07/07/2011

How much data are we using, really?

With unlimited plans dwindling, here’s a guide to how much data you’re really using

By Hayley Tsukayama  |  04:37 PM ET, 07/07/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Mobile

Posted at 03:50 PM ET, 07/07/2011

Phone hacking: a new worry on the user security front

Phone hacks aren’t hacks in a traditional sense, but their deeds do raise data security issues

By Hayley Tsukayama  |  03:50 PM ET, 07/07/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Security

Posted at 02:09 PM ET, 07/07/2011

Nintendo says it’s not developing games for Android, iOS

Nintendo denied reports that it is developing games for the Android and iOS mobile platforms.

By Hayley Tsukayama  |  02:09 PM ET, 07/07/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Gaming, Mobile

Posted at 11:28 AM ET, 07/07/2011

Verizon rolls out Droid 3

In a quiet launch, Verizon unveiled its next Motorola smartphone, the Droid 3.

By Hayley Tsukayama  |  11:28 AM ET, 07/07/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Mobile, Google

Posted at 09:26 AM ET, 07/07/2011

Apple working to fix iPhone security flaw

Apple’s iOS operating system is vulnerable to attack while viewing malicious PDF files.

By Hayley Tsukayama  |  09:26 AM ET, 07/07/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Apple, Mobile

Posted at 05:03 PM ET, 07/06/2011

Apple iPhone to land at Sprint?

Analyst says the Sprint iPhone is smart move for Apple.

By Hayley Tsukayama  |  05:03 PM ET, 07/06/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Apple, Mobile

Posted at 03:36 PM ET, 07/06/2011

Spotify launches U.S. home page

The European music service Spotify appears one step closer to a U.S. launch.

By Hayley Tsukayama  |  03:36 PM ET, 07/06/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Online music, Social networking

Posted at 02:10 PM ET, 07/06/2011

Facebook announces video calling

Facebook announced a partnership with Skype to bring video calling to the social network

By Hayley Tsukayama  |  02:10 PM ET, 07/06/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Facebook, Skype, Microsoft, Social networking

Posted at 12:13 PM ET, 07/06/2011

Report: New iPhone coming in Q3

Supply line sources hint at a thinner, lighter iPhone

By Hayley Tsukayama  |  12:13 PM ET, 07/06/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Apple, Mobile, Gadgets

Posted at 11:34 AM ET, 07/06/2011

Verizon ending unlimited data plans July 7

Verizon will move to tiered data plans — and ditch unlimited — on Thursday.

By Hayley Tsukayama  |  11:34 AM ET, 07/06/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Verizon, Mobile

Posted at 10:38 AM ET, 07/06/2011

What will Facebook’s ‘awesome’ news be?

Facebook will make an announcement today, and CEO Mark Zuckerberg has promised it’s “awesome.”

By Hayley Tsukayama  |  10:38 AM ET, 07/06/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Facebook, Apple, Tablets, Online Music, Skype, Microsoft, Google

Posted at 09:26 AM ET, 07/06/2011

PlayStation Network to get a makeover, reports say

Sony may be revamping its PlayStation Network.

By Hayley Tsukayama  |  09:26 AM ET, 07/06/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Gaming

Posted at 08:59 AM ET, 07/06/2011

Apple ‘iPad 3’ reports conflict

A new iPad could hit stores in October ... or not.

By Hayley Tsukayama  |  08:59 AM ET, 07/06/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Apple, Tablets, Gadgets

Posted at 05:49 PM ET, 07/05/2011

Twitter acquires data analytics firm, BackType

Twitter has acquired BackType, a data analytics firm, the companies announced today.

By Hayley Tsukayama  |  05:49 PM ET, 07/05/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Twitter, Social Networking

Posted at 05:13 PM ET, 07/05/2011

Twitter, security and censorship

Fox News’s Twitter account was hacked over the weekend — should Twitter have stepped in sooner?

By Hayley Tsukayama  |  05:13 PM ET, 07/05/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Twitter, Politics and Policy

Posted at 03:41 PM ET, 07/05/2011

Report: Google to rebrand Picasa, Blogger

Google is reportedly set to rebrand Picasa and Blogger as Google Photos and Google Blogs

By Hayley Tsukayama  |  03:41 PM ET, 07/05/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Google, Social Networking

Posted at 03:17 PM ET, 07/05/2011

HP to launch white TouchPad?

Documents posted by Precentral suggest that the tablet will get a new white 64GB model in August.

By Hayley Tsukayama  |  03:17 PM ET, 07/05/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Tablets

Posted at 12:49 PM ET, 07/05/2011

Hackers to Apple: We aren’t really targeting you, but we could

AntiSec posted some data from Apple, but said it’s “not yet serious” about hacking the company

By Hayley Tsukayama  |  12:49 PM ET, 07/05/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Apple, Security

Posted at 12:24 PM ET, 07/05/2011

How to deal with a Twitter account hack

Fox News suffered a very public breach over the weekend, but this kind of attack happens to Twitter users all the time. If your account is hacked, here are the steps to follow first.

By Hayley Tsukayama  |  12:24 PM ET, 07/05/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Social networking

Posted at 11:26 AM ET, 07/05/2011

Facebook’s Zuckerberg is the most popular person on Google Plus

Facebook’s Mark Zuckerberg has more Google Plus connections than Google CEO Larry Page

By Hayley Tsukayama  |  11:26 AM ET, 07/05/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Google, Social networking

Posted at 10:02 AM ET, 07/05/2011

Got Fourth of July fireworks pictures? Share your best phone photos

Share your best mobile pictures with us

By Hayley Tsukayama  |  10:02 AM ET, 07/05/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Mobile

Posted at 08:48 AM ET, 07/05/2011

Report: Apple orders 15 million iPhones from supplier

Supplier Pegatron said Apple has ordered 15 million iPhones for September

By Hayley Tsukayama  |  08:48 AM ET, 07/05/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Apple, Mobile

Posted at 05:41 PM ET, 07/01/2011

Apple, Microsoft snap up Nortel patents, Google doesn’t

Apple, RIM and Microsoft all won Nortel patents, but Google was shut out

By Hayley Tsukayama  |  05:41 PM ET, 07/01/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Google, Apple, Microsoft, RIM

Posted at 05:10 PM ET, 07/01/2011

Report: Facebook set to hit $1 billion in gaming revenue

Internet entrepreneur Kevin Ryan predicted that Facebook is on its way to hitting $1 billion in gaming revenue this year.

By Hayley Tsukayama  |  05:10 PM ET, 07/01/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Facebook, gaming

Posted at 03:04 PM ET, 07/01/2011

Google tweaking privacy on social network

Google software engineer Kelly Ellis announced a couple changes to Google + privacy features on the network today.

By Hayley Tsukayama  |  03:04 PM ET, 07/01/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Google, Social networking

Posted at 02:24 PM ET, 07/01/2011

Report: Google in early talks for Hulu

Google, Yahoo and Microsoft have all been mentioned as potential buyers for the Internet streaming video service.

By Hayley Tsukayama  |  02:24 PM ET, 07/01/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Google, Microsoft, Yahoo, Online video

Posted at 01:26 PM ET, 07/01/2011

Zynga IPO lists Facebook Credits, privacy issues as possible risks

Social gaming company Zynga filed to go public Friday.

By Hayley Tsukayama  |  01:26 PM ET, 07/01/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Gaming, Social networking

Posted at 11:57 AM ET, 07/01/2011

AT&T approves BlackBerry Bridge app

AT&T finally approved its BlackBerry Bridge app, as RIM reexamines its structure.

By Hayley Tsukayama  |  11:57 AM ET, 07/01/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Tablets

Posted at 09:43 AM ET, 07/01/2011

Twitter: Users send 200 million tweets per day

Users tweet the equivalent of a 10 million-page book every day

By Hayley Tsukayama  |  09:43 AM ET, 07/01/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Twitter, Digital culture

Posted at 09:00 AM ET, 07/01/2011

Google says Gmail getting a makeover

Google is showing off the Gmail site’s new look, which is similar to the newly minted search pages.

By Hayley Tsukayama  |  09:00 AM ET, 07/01/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Goog, e

Posted at 10:04 AM ET, 06/30/2011

Google Plus opens, then shuts down invites

The network was open to everyone for a few hours last night, then got overwhelmed

By Hayley Tsukayama  |  10:04 AM ET, 06/30/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Google, Social networking

 

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