Information Technology


  • Twitter Users Face Another Round of Outages Friday, 7 Aug 2009 | 2:39 PM ET

    Due to defensive measures Twitter has taken against Thursday's ongoing denial-of-service attack, some Twitter clients are unable to connect to the site, and many users are unable to tweet via SMS, the company announced Friday

  • Talkin' Jobs, but Not THAT Jobs! Friday, 7 Aug 2009 | 12:59 PM ET
    Woman using a computer

    Silicon Valley is once again re-inventing itself, and the timing is excellent. These have been brutal months for so many tech workers here, with big companies like Intel, Google, Yahoo, Cisco, Microsoft, National Semiconductor and dozens of others slashing tens of thousands of positions. It has been gut-wrenching to watch.

  • Twitter Attacks May Be Linked to Georgian Conflict Friday, 7 Aug 2009 | 10:35 AM ET

    Hackers on Thursday shut down the fast-growing messaging service Twitter for hours, whileFacebook experienced intermittent access problems.

  • Free E-books Concern Publishers and Authors Friday, 7 Aug 2009 | 8:26 AM ET

    More and more publishers are offering free e-books, raising concerns in the industry.

  • Most Twitter Service Restored after Hacker Attack Thursday, 6 Aug 2009 | 2:31 PM ET

    Twitter and Facebook, two of the Web's hottest hangouts, suffered service problems Thursday, raising speculation that they had come under a pre-planned coordinated attack by hackers.

  • Twitter Down, but Not Out Thursday, 6 Aug 2009 | 2:02 PM ET
    Twitter Whale

    Twitter and its 45 million users are certainly no strangers to service outages. I've posted before about the unstable nature of the website and how there were real, legitimate concerns that the site was buckling under the pressure of so many new users so quickly. I mean, with 40 or so employees servicing a 45-million member community that is still dealing with mushrooming growth, there will be some snafus.

  • New Entry in E-Books a Paper Tiger Thursday, 6 Aug 2009 | 11:46 AM ET
    Kindle DX

    David Pogue looks at Barnes & Noble's answer to the Kindle, and finds it lacking.

  • Cisco Beats; But Will It Also Raise? Wednesday, 5 Aug 2009 | 4:32 PM ET
    Cisco Earnings

    Cisco shares jumped 19 percent on the quarter, mostly on the heels of CEO John Chambers' comments at the conclusion of the company's third quarter report that trends were suggesting something positive, or at least stable, in global IT spending.

  • Gawker’s Blogs, for a Time, Are Silenced by Hackers Wednesday, 5 Aug 2009 | 2:16 PM ET
    Gawker logo

    On Sunday and Monday, the popular Web sites run by Gawker Media went off the grid after an apparent attack by hackers.

  • When Bad News is Good; Cisco Prepares to Report Wednesday, 5 Aug 2009 | 1:28 PM ET

    If Cisco meets analyst expectations for its fiscal fourth quarter, it'll report a nearly 20 percent plunge in sales and a 30 percent decline in profits. And that's the good news.

  • FTC to Apple and Google: Too Little Too Late? Monday, 3 Aug 2009 | 4:09 PM ET
    Eric Schmidt

    The Federal Trade Commission commends Apple and Eric Schmidt's decision on their parting of the ways this morning, but it appears that the federal investigation into the so-called "interlocking directorates" will continue, and that cannot be good news for either company.

  • Apple to Schmidt: C-ya! Monday, 3 Aug 2009 | 10:32 AM ET
    Eric Schmidt

    If there were any doubts about where Google goes from here, and what Apple is trying to become, look no further than Eric Schmidt's resignation from Apple's board.

  • Out of Search Business, Yahoo Shifts Its Focus Monday, 3 Aug 2009 | 4:38 AM ET
    Yahoo Center

    Carol A. Bartz, chief executive of Yahoo, has been hobbled, the New York Times reported.

  • Ads Follow Web Users, and Get More Personal Friday, 31 Jul 2009 | 12:09 PM ET

    For all the concern and uproar over online privacy, marketers and data companies have always known much more about consumers’ offline lives, like income, credit score, home ownership, even what car they drive and whether they have a hunting license. Recently, some of these companies have started connecting this mountain of information to consumers’ browsers.

  • Managing an Online Reputation Thursday, 30 Jul 2009 | 11:45 AM ET

    Local review sites are reshaping the world of small business by becoming the new Yellow Pages, one-stop platforms where customers can find a business — and also see independent critiques of its performance.

  • Instant Love, Followed by a Letdown Thursday, 30 Jul 2009 | 10:22 AM ET
    Olympus EP-1

    Technology is like romance. When everything clicks, you’re on top of the world - but every now and then, your heart gets broken.

  • Even Google Is Blocked With Apps for iPhone Wednesday, 29 Jul 2009 | 11:40 AM ET

    Google might power the world’s most popular search engine, but its clout goes only so far. When it comes to getting one of its applications onto the iPhone, it seems Google has to wait in line for Apple’s approval like everyone else — and face the risk of rejection.

  • A Rorschach Cheat Sheet on Wikipedia? Wednesday, 29 Jul 2009 | 11:03 AM ET
    Rorschach Test

    Wikipedia is engulfed in a furious debate with psychologists who are angry that the online encyclopedia has reproduced the 10 original Rorschach plates online, for free.

  • Finally, But Was It Worth the Wait? Wednesday, 29 Jul 2009 | 9:46 AM ET

    It's a kiss-your-sister kind of deal, and stock trading in both companies reflect it. It's been a long wait. And after all this time, shareholders will still be forced to wait -- a lot longer -- to see if the deal was worth waiting for.

  • Netflix Competitors Learn the Power of Teamwork Tuesday, 28 Jul 2009 | 10:59 AM ET

    A contest set up by Netflix, which offered a $1 million prize to anyone who could significantly improve its movie recommendation system, ended on Sunday with two teams in a virtual dead heat, and no winner to be declared until September.