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Obama hangs out at Googleupdated: Wed Aug 15 2012 08:35:00

Jonathan Martin, Christina Bellantoni, Michael Shear and Howard Kurtz discuss Obama's latest foray into social media.

Obama campaign more active online, Pew saysupdated: Wed Aug 15 2012 08:35:00

Barack Obama's campaign is making better use of the Internet and social media to reach voters than presumptive GOP nominee Mitt Romney, according to a new study.

Curiosity causes Internet to explode with joyupdated: Thu Aug 09 2012 15:44:00

It inspired childlike moments of wonder. It was a feeling that many had not felt since NASA's final space shuttle launch, Atlantis in July 2011.

Is the Mars rover vain?updated: Thu Aug 09 2012 15:44:00

The Mars rover, Curiosity, has been busy tweeting pics of itself from exotic locations. CNN's John Zarrella reports.

Cybersecurity bill fails in Senateupdated: Thu Aug 02 2012 16:19:00

The most comprehensive cybersecurity legislation proposed by Congress, which sponsors say would have helped protect the government and industry from potentially devastating cyberattacks, was voted down in the Senate Thursday.

How to follow the London Olympics onlineupdated: Tue Jul 31 2012 19:49:00

It would take you almost five solid months -- without sleeping or bathroom breaks -- to watch every sporting event at this year's Summer Olympics. More than 3,500 hours of competition from London will be crammed into just 17 days.

Rain doesn't dampen Games spiritupdated: Tue Jul 31 2012 19:49:00

CNN's Atika Shubert gets some advice from locals on how to deal with London's notoriously fickle weather.

Wi-Fi fees drag hotel satisfaction downupdated: Wed Jul 25 2012 09:56:00

Hotel guests across the continent are not happy. At least that's the conclusion from a survey released Wednesday by J.D. Power and Associates.

Romney condemns 'hateful act'updated: Tue Jul 24 2012 12:20:00

At a campaign event in New Hampshire, Mitt Romney comments on the movie theater shooting in Aurora, Colorado.

On Twitter, a curious spike for Romneyupdated: Tue Jul 24 2012 12:20:00

Either Mitt Romney got really popular last weekend, or something funky was going on with his Twitter feed.

Theater shooting unfolds in real time on social mediaupdated: Fri Jul 20 2012 12:24:00

The posts show how quickly life can change.

The tiny island with a huge Web presenceupdated: Thu Jul 12 2012 11:47:00

If you're among the companies vying for one of the nearly 2,000 new generic top-level domains, or gTLDs, you've got big pockets. The application alone costs about $185,000.

Spotify: Sean Parker's Napster 2.0updated: Wed Jul 11 2012 11:24:00

Napster founder Sean Parker explains how Spotify is accomplishing what Napster never could.

Four ways the Internet could go downupdated: Tue Jul 10 2012 16:03:00

The Internet was designed to be robust, fault-tolerant and distributed, but its technology is still in its infancy.

Virus affecting scores of Internet usersupdated: Tue Jul 10 2012 16:03:00

Worried about a computer virus? CNN tech guru Mario Armstrong tells you all you need to know.

New La. law: Sex offenders must list status on Facebook, other social mediaupdated: Thu Jun 21 2012 12:49:00

A new Louisiana law requires sex offenders and child predators to state their criminal status on their Facebook or other social networking page, with the law's author saying the bill is the first of its kind in the nation.

Obama leak 'scandal' is wildly overblownupdated: Thu Jun 21 2012 11:32:00

On Monday, Republican presidential candidate Mitt Romney called for the appointment of a special prosecutor to investigate a series of recent leaks that critics charge are designed to bolster the national security credentials of the Obama administration.

Obama: White House leaks 'offensive'updated: Thu Jun 21 2012 11:32:00

President Obama affirms the leak of classified information was not put out by the White House.

Young listeners opting to stream, not own musicupdated: Fri Jun 15 2012 11:47:00

For Camille Kim, music is life.

CNNMoney: The Internet now has 340 trillion trillion trillion addressesupdated: Wed Jun 06 2012 09:13:00

One of the crucial mechanisms powering the Internet got a giant, years-in-the-making overhaul on Wednesday.

The cyberwar may be headed to your computerupdated: Mon Jun 04 2012 10:05:00

The recently discovered Flame virus bears all the hallmarks of a cyberattack concocted by a nation-state. It's big and complex and pointed directly at a geopolitical hot zone, Iran.

Is Twitter slowing down?updated: Thu May 31 2012 15:39:00

With all the Facebook news lately -- the flat IPO, the regulatory interest, the Chan-Zuckerberg wedding -- it's highly possibly you've forgotten all about Twitter.

Despite Facebook, privacy is far from deadupdated: Sun May 27 2012 08:59:00

Whatever the outcome of Facebook's public offering of stock, the social network has already enriched quite a few ? as well as famously offered many hundreds of millions of people a new virtual social world. Yet critics claim that Facebook is hastening the demise of privacy, which as the cliché goes, is already on life support.

Marissa Mayer: Google's leading womanupdated: Tue May 22 2012 09:26:00

Marissa Mayer joined Google at the age of 24, and now she is the VP of Local, Maps and Localization Services.

Chrome overtakes Internet Explorer as No. 1 browser -- maybeupdated: Tue May 22 2012 09:26:00

This might be the start of a new chapter in the browser wars.

Is Facebook a must-buy for journalism?updated: Mon May 21 2012 04:53:00

Now that Facebook is friends with Wall Street, this journalist is giving her timeline a rethink.

What the Facebook IPO really meansupdated: Mon May 21 2012 04:53:00

A look at the economic impact of the Facebook IPO, from taxes to the broader economy. CNN's Dan Simon reports.

Twitter joins 'Do Not Track,' gives users privacy optionupdated: Thu May 17 2012 20:47:00

A Federal Trade Commission official announced that Twitter users will be able block personal data from being shared with third-party websites.

Report: Smartphones, not computers, drive most Facebook useupdated: Wed May 09 2012 05:35:00

According to comScore's new Mobile Metrix 2.0 report released Monday, Facebook's mobile usage is on the rise. In fact, the report revealed that Facebook users spent more time accessing the social network on smartphones than on computers in March.

Unemployed flier travels world for freeupdated: Thu Apr 26 2012 05:43:00

An unemployed man spills the secrets on how he went on 52 trips worldwide without spending a dime on airfare or hotels.

Looking for low airfares? You'll need some luckupdated: Thu Apr 26 2012 05:43:00

Douglas Quinby was shocked at the price. Traveling from Atlanta to New Orleans in two weeks for work, the travel industry analyst found an airline ticket for $130 a week ago and grabbed it.

The danger of Twitter, Facebook politicsupdated: Tue Apr 24 2012 07:52:00

I make a living encouraging politicians and candidates to use social media.

Why one in five U.S. adults doesn't use the Internetupdated: Mon Apr 16 2012 08:06:00

Even though the Internet has become a key tool for accessing services, getting an education, finding jobs, getting the news, keeping up with people you know and much more, one in five U.S. adults still does not use the Internet at all, according to a new Pew report.

Will Facebook ruin Instagram?updated: Mon Apr 09 2012 14:54:00

Facebook's purchase on Monday of the photo-sharing app Instagram had the Internet asking one question:

Dad makes app to shut down teens' phonesupdated: Thu Mar 22 2012 18:07:00

One innovative father spends $20,000 to develop an app that blocks teens' phones in the car.

Why parents should educate their kids about techupdated: Thu Mar 22 2012 18:07:00

How young is too young for a child to have a cell phone?

Firefox's plans for 2012: Silent updates, sharing on social networks updated: Thu Mar 15 2012 16:23:00

After releasing a new version of its browser, Firefox 11, the Mozilla foundation has laid out its plans for 2012, and there are definitely some interesting things in the works for one of the most popular web browsers out there.

Filmmaker Kevin Smith: Podcasting saved my careerupdated: Mon Mar 12 2012 17:27:00

Podcasting saved Kevin Smith's career.

CNNMoney: YouWho? Chinese online video companies mergeupdated: Mon Mar 12 2012 13:24:00

Two Chinese online video companies agreed to merge Monday in an all-stock deal that will create a major new player in the rapidly growing market.

CNNMoney: New cybersecurity reality: Attackers are winningupdated: Tue Feb 28 2012 14:58:00

This past year's wave of high-profile, extremely sophisticated cyberattacks are a watershed moment for the security field, according to RSA chief Arthur Coviello.

Attorneys general have 'strong concerns' about Google privacy rulesupdated: Wed Feb 22 2012 18:18:00

The top government lawyers from three dozen states sent a letter to Google on Wednesday, expressing "strong concerns" with the privacy policy the Web giant intends to roll out soon.

CNNMoney: Microsoft: Google violates our users' privacy tooupdated: Tue Feb 21 2012 13:28:00

Last week, Google was caught circumventing Apple's Safari browser privacy settings. Microsoft chimed in Monday with a "me too" complaint, saying that Google is also dodging around Internet Explorer's privacy settings.

Walmart ups stake in China e-commerce groupupdated: Mon Feb 20 2012 02:43:00

Walmart is taking a 51% stake in Yihaodian, a leading Chinese e-commerce website, in a significant move by the U.S. retailer to boost its online presence in China.

Kenyan chief foils robbery via Twitter, highlights reach of social media updated: Sat Feb 18 2012 08:53:00

A Kenyan chief in a town far from the bustling capital foiled a predawn robbery recently using Twitter, highlighting the far-reaching effects of social media in areas that don't have access to the Internet.

CNNMoney: Google caught skirting Safari privacy settingsupdated: Fri Feb 17 2012 18:09:00

In the latest high-profile flap over online data privacy, Google has been caught bypassing the privacy settings on Apple's Safari Web browser, letting advertisers track users in unintended ways.

Study: More women, traditional media are bloggingupdated: Mon Feb 13 2012 19:11:00

The blogosphere -- arguably the first engine of the new-media age -- is becoming more female, while traditional media is horning in on the blogging action, a new study said Friday.

Campaign tech scorecard: Tracking the candidates onlineupdated: Thu Feb 09 2012 08:20:00

On the eve of the Iowa caucuses, we took a look at the Republican candidates' standing in the social-media world -- comparing everything from Facebook "likes" to Twitter followers to YouTube channel views.

Chrome Web browser comes to Android phones, tabletsupdated: Tue Feb 07 2012 16:36:00

Android is finally getting Chromed out.

Employers, workers navigate pitfalls of social mediaupdated: Tue Feb 07 2012 10:36:00

If you've ever wondered what a social-media presence is worth in an increasingly digitized business world, just ask Noah Kravitz's former employers.

CNNMoney: Verizon and Redbox team up to battle Netflixupdated: Mon Feb 06 2012 17:46:00

Verizon and DVD kiosk company Redbox said Monday that they're teaming up on a streaming video partnership, a move that puts Netflix squarely in their crosshairs.

SI.com: Andy Staples: For top football recruits, behavior on social media has consequencesupdated: Tue Jan 31 2012 13:20:00

In most football locker rooms, the words recruit Yuri Wright used on Twitter tend to pepper casual conversation between teammates -- provided no coaches are around. Most players would not use the kind of language Wright used around their mothers, their grandmothers or their teachers. Nor would they stand before a room packed with more than 1,600 people and repeatedly yell out their favorite slang term for a particular part of a woman's anatomy.

Sims to get Katy Perry's helpupdated: Tue Jan 17 2012 18:32:00

Singer-songwriter Katy Perry will lend her "distinctive talents, style and personality" to the virtual world of The Sims through an extensive collaboration with Electronic Arts, the computer game company said Tuesday.

Really? IBM predicts the end of the digital divide in 5 yearsupdated: Tue Jan 17 2012 16:38:00

IBM recently released its annual 5 in 5 list, in which the technology company tries to predict emerging trends and technologies that will transform our lives over the next five years.

Online piracy bill debateupdated: Mon Jan 16 2012 09:52:00

Declan McCullagh of CNET discusses how an online piracy bill could affect the internet.

White House blasts Internet piracy billsupdated: Mon Jan 16 2012 09:52:00

The Obama administration said over the weekend that it would not support legislation mandating changes to Internet infrastructure to fight online copyright and trademark infringement.

Any website can be a dating siteupdated: Wed Jan 11 2012 10:52:00

Recently, a reader dropped the following query into our inbox:

Google search undergoes 'most radical transformation ever'updated: Tue Jan 10 2012 12:01:00

Google search is about to get way more personal.

NRC: Nuclear technicians surfed web on the job updated: Mon Jan 09 2012 18:10:00

Nine technicians responsible for monitoring operations at a Louisiana nuclear power plant spent on-duty time surfing the Internet -- visiting websites that included news, sports, fishing and retirement information -- jeopardizing the safety of the plant, federal regulators say.

Could Chrome overtake Internet Explorer in the browser wars?updated: Wed Jan 04 2012 09:26:00

A month ago, Google's three-year effort to push its Web browser, Chrome, took a major step when analysts said it had passed Mozilla's Firefox to become the second-most popular tool of its kind on the Internet.

Campaign-tech scorecard: How the candidates compare onlineupdated: Tue Jan 03 2012 21:39:00

In 2012, a strong Web presence must be part of every political hopeful's strategy.

Paul leading social media battleupdated: Tue Jan 03 2012 21:39:00

CNN's Ali Velshi looks at how often the GOP presidential candidates are mentioned on social media sites.

The top 10 gaming stories of 2011updated: Fri Dec 30 2011 17:25:00

It was a year of crippling -- and creative -- hacks, a year of blockbuster sequels and (yet again) a year of slinging vengeful birds at corpulent pigs.

Who owns your Twitter followers?updated: Wed Dec 28 2011 13:45:00

CNN's Ali Velshi speaks to a defendant in a lawsuit brought by his former employer over the ownership of twitter followers.

Experts: Twitter account case may blaze new trails in social media lawupdated: Wed Dec 28 2011 13:45:00

Who, exactly, owns your Twitter account? It's a potentially complicated question when an account is used both professionally and personally. Now a case regarding whether a Twitter account belongs to a company or its former employee has raised questions about the use of the social media phenomenon.

Keepers of the Internet face their greatest challenges everupdated: Thu Dec 22 2011 09:28:00

The Internet doesn't have a flag or a national anthem, but it does have a government.

The 10 biggest stories of 2011 in mobile techupdated: Wed Dec 21 2011 11:11:00

For Americans who own cell phones or other mobile devices (at least 85% of the adult population, according to a new survey), 2011 ushered in a whirlwind of news.

CNNMoney: Social media ETF is a 'gimmick'updated: Mon Dec 19 2011 13:55:00

A social media exchange-traded fund has made its debut, but experts say to hold off before you "like" and "+1" it to share it with all of your friends.

CNNMoney: Chrome overtakes Internet Explorer 8updated: Fri Dec 16 2011 15:01:00

Microsoft's Internet Explorer 8 is no longer the world's most-used browser, according to a Web analytics firm. But its replacement isn't a different version of IE: It's Chrome, Google's upstart Web browser.

Put e-gifts in virtual stockings this holidayupdated: Wed Dec 14 2011 07:23:00

Digital gifts may be tough to wrap. But they can be more convenient for both givers and recipients.

Scramble for 'dot africa' internet domain name updated: Tue Dec 13 2011 12:53:00

A proposed new ".africa" internet domain name will provide a stronger brand identity than current little known country domains, while preventing registration revenues flowing abroad, say backers.

Opinion: XXX domains an obvious failureupdated: Mon Dec 12 2011 07:46:00

Is it just me or is the ICANN plan to corral online porn going terribly wrong? We already have reports that universities are snapping up XXX domains in an effort to get ahead of porn pranksters who want to besmirch a few good online names with smut.

CNNMoney: Google unveils 'Find My Face' toolupdated: Fri Dec 09 2011 09:27:00

Google made its first foray into the growing field of social facial recognition technologies on Thursday, introducing Find My Face, a tagging suggestion tool for its Google+ social network.

Proposal to block harsh online criticism of leaders sparks anger in Indiaupdated: Tue Dec 06 2011 20:00:00

Indians expressed outrage Tuesday at a top telecommunication official's push to get social media sites to screen content considered defamatory to religious and political leaders.

On Tuesday, porn sites set to go .XXXupdated: Tue Dec 06 2011 09:21:00

It's either a new, safer era for adult content on the Web or the first step in creating a digital porn ghetto, depending upon who you ask.

YouTube gets its biggest makeover everupdated: Fri Dec 02 2011 09:14:00

We already knew about YouTube's redesign, which tech-savvy readers have been enabling for the past 10 days. As of now, however, the new YouTube is available to everyone.

CNNMoney: Today is Napster's last day of existenceupdated: Wed Nov 30 2011 16:10:00

Napster, the music-industry scourge that blazed a trail that led to modern digital music services, is about to head off into its final good night.

Blog your way to a better careerupdated: Fri Nov 18 2011 15:04:00

Do you know why you should have a blog?

Google opens online music store and free storage lockerupdated: Thu Nov 17 2011 00:41:00

Google opened an online music store and a free Web storage locker on Wednesday for listening to tracks from computers, tablets and phones, the company announced at a news conference in Los Angeles.

CNNMoney: Google offers opt-out for Wi-Fi trackingupdated: Tue Nov 15 2011 12:59:00

A year and a half after Google admitted that it had inadvertently collected unsuspecting people's personal information sent over the Internet via their wireless routers, the company has implemented a way for people to opt-out of having their routers tracked in the first place.

Mom bloggers take on politicsupdated: Tue Nov 15 2011 08:34:00

Jaelithe Judy has been taking her son with her when she votes ever since he was born. They've been talking about politics since he was 4.

Apple's cloud-based music service now live on iTunesupdated: Tue Nov 15 2011 08:26:00

iTunes 10.5.1 is now available, and with it comes iTunes Match, Apple's cloud-based music subscription service.

The Internet: Frontline of the next war?updated: Mon Nov 07 2011 19:32:00

DARPA, the agency that really did invent the Internet, is now looking at ways the Web might be used to fight the next war.

Google TV to get massive Android software updateupdated: Fri Oct 28 2011 15:32:00

Google TV had such potential when it launched in October 2010. But for many users, the lack of Hulu -- along with the awkwardness of the interface and lack of cooperation from TV networks and content providers -- was a huge turnoff.

How colleges use, misuse social media to reach studentsupdated: Thu Oct 20 2011 08:58:00

It was a joyous day for Lucie Fink when she received her acceptance letter from Johns Hopkins University.

CNNMoney: Hulu takes itself off the blockupdated: Thu Oct 13 2011 22:50:00

TV on demand website Hulu, which has been not-so-quietly hunting for a buyer for several months, said late Thursday that it has decided not to sell itself.

China tech companies have army-linked 'cybermilitias'updated: Wed Oct 12 2011 22:55:00

Nanhao Group is, in many ways, an ordinary technology company. Its staff make online scoring systems, exam-mark scanners and other educational hardware and software.

Web savvy Africans fuel growth in online shoppingupdated: Tue Oct 11 2011 06:45:00

Armed with her mobile phone, Temiloluwa Akinremi embarks on her daily online routine, scouring the internet to keep up-to-date with what's happening in her city of Lagos, Nigeria.

CNNMoney: Sprint is running out of moneyupdated: Fri Oct 07 2011 14:51:00

Sprint is trying to convince investors that it really could be the comeback story of the year -- next year. Or maybe the year after.

CNNMoney: Rhapsody buys Napster subscribersupdated: Mon Oct 03 2011 16:39:00

Streaming music service Rhapsody will buy Napster subscribers and other assets in a bid to boost its user base.

Internet pioneer Sean Parker: 'I'm blazing a new path'updated: Tue Sep 27 2011 11:06:00

At 31, Sean Parker has a lot more going for him than Justin Timberlake.

The internet's billionaire entrepreneurupdated: Tue Sep 27 2011 11:06:00

Facebook's first president and the co-founder of Napster, Sean Parker, discusses his next move. CNN's Dan Simon reports.

CNNMoney: Video streaming battle heats upupdated: Mon Sep 26 2011 13:34:00

It pays to be a content provider these days. This morning, both Netflix and Amazon announced new digital video streaming deals.

With Facebook, streaming music lowers barriersupdated: Mon Sep 26 2011 09:40:00

When Spotify debuted in the U.S. two months ago, the streaming-music service was starkly different from its competitors.

5 features missing from Facebook Musicupdated: Mon Sep 26 2011 07:49:00

First, some perspective: Even after yesterday's big Facebook f8 hullabaloo, people will still listen to and discover music without Facebook, as hard as that might be to believe right now, given all the attention paid to the social network's shift into media sharing, which suddenly made Twitter look like the stripped-down communications protocol it has always been.

One-third of Americans prefer texts to voice calls updated: Thu Sep 22 2011 18:47:00

Do you prefer to get a text message or a phone call if someone wants to reach you on your cell phone? According to a new study from the Pew Internet and American Life Project, 31% of American adults prefer text messages to phone calls.

CNNMoney: Blockbuster's Netflix rival will make streaming market even more confusingupdated: Thu Sep 22 2011 12:19:00

Cable companies were ticked off when "cut the cord" became a rallying cry in 2009, with disgruntled consumers vowing to cancel their expensive TV plans in favor of cheaper options -- namely, Netflix.

CNNMoney: Netflix can't afford a streaming content warupdated: Mon Sep 19 2011 13:12:00

Netflix's move to rebrand its DVD-by-mail service as Qwikster sets that business up for a spin-off and underscores Netflix's longtime desire to go all-in on streaming. But it's a high-risk strategy: Streaming video has become a very expensive game -- and Netflix's rivals have much fatter wallets.

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