After this week’s excitement dies down, a more sober crowd will start to look at Twitter’s fundamentals. And they aren’t good.
Editor's Pick Could you build a working website for $300 million?
It’s a sad fact of life in Silicon Valley that the people who work the hardest are paid the least — and, for the most part, are completely invisible.
Seeking Alpha, a financial news site, has managed to carve out a lucrative niche — and is paying its crowdsourced contributors handsomely for their content.
Editor’s Pick Today, one major provision of the JOBS Act went into effect: The end of the ban on general solicitation. One company, TechShop, shows how that could make a major, positive economic difference.
Editor’s Pick Breaking Bad contains a lot of valuable advice for entrepreneurs. Sure, Walter White may be a terrible boss. But consider this: Steve Jobs was a terrible boss, and look how well Apple did under his leadership.
The world expects a lot from Apple. So when it releases a perfectly decent upgrade to its already-excellent iPhone line, we can’t help but feel a bit disappointed.
Even in its unfinished state, Samsung’s Galaxy Gear tells us a lot about where the emerging smartwatch industry is going
The NSA’s seemingly unfettered access to American digital communications could put a very serious hurt on the emerging cloud industry.
The NSA started out this week with a plan to explain its PRISM program and justify itself to the American public. But it failed miserably.
First the Pope, now the royal baby. Are there any institutions in the world so antiquated that they can’t find a way to embrace social media?
Elon Musk will reveal plans for his high-speed “Hyperloop” next month. But we have a sneak peek, thanks to the audacious imagination of an independent engineer.
Ford’s chief technology director gave a peek at the always-connected cars of the future this week at VentureBeat’s MobileBeat conference in San Francisco.
We hold these truths to be self-evident: That every year, we want more powerful gadgets for less money. Oh, and please stop tracking our personal data and showing us all those ads.
Many hardware hackers are finding that the leap from a successfully-funded Kickstarter project to a successful manufacturing operation is far harder than they expected.
Less a radical overhaul than a new coat of paint, iOS 7′s design is pretty, but falls short of being truly innovative.
After years of going overseas, American companies are starting to make things in the U.S. again. At the same time, many citizens are getting their hands dirty with DIY projects. This could be the start of something beautiful.
Health care is a completely dysfunctional market where the buyers have little access to price or quality information about the products they’re buying. Fortunately, the data we need is out there — if we can just get to it.
Don’t let its enormous dork factor blind you to the real-world possibilities of Google’s augmented-reality glasses.
Corporations have found a way to roll back the web’s decades-long openness. One of of the most successful? Apple, whose quarterly earnings report lands later today.
For the tech industry, it’s hard to know how to respond to a tragedy like the Boston Marathon bombings. Here are some suggestions from our readers.
Editor’s Pick For IT managers in the enterprise, the mobile ecosystem’s complexity presents real challenges. Here are some of their top concerns.
Readers have more control than ever over the content that they reader, with tools to reformat web pages, remove ads, and save them for later. How should publishers respond?
Google has taught us all a valuable lesson: Don’t trust in web services too much. Everything changes, and what you’re relying on today could be gone tomorrow.
The new Nasdaq-SharesPost private market will make it far easier for pre-IPO companies and their investors to turn shares into cash. But at what price?
Facebook’s IPO managed to turn a rather hefty tax bill into a huge tax refund — retroactively. How? By granting stock options to employees.
Why are there so many Pinterest clones and subscription-commerce sites? It’s all thanks to a decade of engineering that has made it cheaper to start a company than ever before.
If you want to recruit more women to your conference — or to the ranks of your company’s employees — there’s a way to do it without lowering your standards.
IBM purchased high-flying software company Lotus for $3.5 billion in 1995. Its Lotus division still makes money, but it lags far behind the industry in innovation.
Coder and activist Aaron Swartz, who died last week, was one of a rare breed: Geeks who make a real difference in the world, without trying to profit from their talents.
Editor’s Pick CES is a pain in the ass, but don’t write it off completely. It’s still an incredibly important trade show for the electronics industry, and this year it reveals some new startup opportunities.
If you don’t like the way social networks try to own your data, but you’re not willing to sign off completely, there is a third way. Here’s how to regain control of your own stuff without giving up Twitter and Facebook.
Microsoft could give its mobile operating system a boost by subsidizing phones itself, rather than waiting for carriers to do that.
Vint Cerf, one of the cofounders of the Internet, is worried about an intergovernmental panel meeting this week that — if his fears are confirmed — might try to limit the net’s “free and open” nature.
Our CloudBeat conference is happening this week, and if you want to learn about cloud technologies from people who are actually using them, this is the place you need to be.
For decades, “artificial intelligence” was a long-sought-after ideal in computing circles. Now it’s finally starting to become real — just not in the way anyone expected.
I want to love you, Windows Phone 8, but there’s something coming between us. I’ll give you a hint: It starts with A, and ends with T&T.
There’s a right way and a wrong way to announce layoffs. Sadly, too many tech companies take an insensitive and shortsighted approach that shows just how out of touch they are with the rest of the world.
There’s a lot of tech news to watch this week, but the company I’ll be keeping my eyes on is Microsoft.
With new owners and a new business plan, the Well is poised for — well, not exactly greatness. But something slightly bigger than before.