Facebook engineer accidentally blocks Imgur, apologizes on Reddit
When things go wrong on Facebook, they go disastrously wrong. But one Facebook engineer faced the Web’s wrath head on and mitigated a public relations disaster for the world’s largest social network.
These 9 Athletes Make More Money Endorsing Products Than Playing Sports
Sports Illustrated came out with its annual “Fortune 50″ list of the highest-earning athletes of the year today.
None of the names are too surprising, but something else caught out eye: many of the world’s biggest athletes make far more money as pitch men than as athletes.
OnStar Car Sharing Could Make You $1,000/Month Richer
If you’d like to rent out your car by the hour and you have a vehicle equipped with GM’s OnStar system, you’re in luck. The company rolled out RelayRides for OnStar on Tuesday, letting you share your car, putting it to work for you instead of letting it sit idle.
Zynga Interview: Mark Pincus In Depth
The Chairman and CEO of Zynga, Mark Pincus, rarely grants interviews. After months of trying, GamesIndustry International was finally able to sit down with Pincus for an extended interview; one of the longest he’s ever given in fact. What followed is a wide-ranging discussion about Zynga and games, and where Pincus sees the opportunities for Zynga.
Marc Andreessen Says Now’s the Time to Build Companies Like It’s 1999
Few people have the perspective of living and working in the tech industry that venture capitalist Marc Andreessen has. Founder of the browser company Netscape and then of the software company LoudCloud, later renamed Opsware, he’s seen the boom and bust cycles and the shrill choruses of hype (tempered by reality) that go with them. Now, as one of the two primary partners in the venture capital fund Andreessen Horowitz, he’s playing the completely different role of shepherding what he hopes are the next great tech companies.
My Xbox LIVE app adds iPad support in 1.6 update
One mobile pillar at a time, or so seems Microsoft’s approach to support for My Xbox LIVE. The app, previously available as a remote control perk for Windows Phone, Android and iPhone users, has just seen a 1.6 update that brings with it bug fixes for iOS, but more importantly, finally welcomes iPad owners into the fold.
Next iPhone Has Thinner Screen
Apple Inc.’s AAPL +0.29% next iPhone, currently being manufactured by Asian component makers, will use a new technology that makes the smartphone’s screen thinner, people familiar with the matter said, as the U.S. technology giant strives to improve technological features amid intensifying competition from Samsung Electronics Co. 005930.SE +1.39% and other rivals.
Serial hacker says latest Android will be “pretty hard” to exploit
The latest release of Google’s Android mobile operating system has finally been properly fortified with an industry-standard defense. It’s designed to protect end users against hack attacks that install malware on handsets.
Microsoft confirms 28 million PCs affected by browser ballot SNAFU, promises fix by the end of the week
You might remember quite some time ago when Microsoft had its hand forced within the EU to give a “Browser Choice Screen” (BCS) inside of Windows computers that had defaulted to Internet Explorer. Today the company has sent out a release stating, essentially, that it has done a poor job of implementing the BCS and it has developed a fix.
3 Charts That Show How Wikipedia Is Running Out of Admins
Volunteer editing of Wikipedia is on a long decline. The number of editors peaked in 2007 and has been falling since. Lots of people know this.
But while attending Wikimania Friday in Washington, DC — the conference for the entire Wikimedia movement — I saw one chart that seemed more dire.