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East Africa's most advanced cityupdated: Fri Jun 22 2012 13:20:00

Errol Barnett travels through East Africa's leading tech city using social media.

Opinion: It's Europe and America's internet. Africans just live in itupdated: Fri Jun 22 2012 13:20:00

Running a technology news site based in South Africa that focuses on tech news from Africa and Emerging Markets it's to be expected that I am a little attached to the region.

The true cost of an iPhoneupdated: Fri Jun 22 2012 09:16:00

A new report says Apple could manufacture the iPhone in the U.S. and still enjoy a gross margin of nearly 50%.

iPhone rumors: New Apple dock and cord?updated: Fri Jun 22 2012 09:16:00

The tiniest iPhone rumors can cause a big uproar.

Could mobile apps save local news?updated: Mon Jun 18 2012 08:52:00

On mobile devices, social media may be hot, but news still captures people's attention. And the news business, troubled though it has been, is all about attention. But can mobile news apps help save news about your community?

Goodbye Google Places, hello more Google Plusupdated: Wed May 30 2012 15:16:00

Google Places is gone, replaced by a new feature that combines its Google Plus social site and renowned restaurant reviewers Zagat.

Facebook hits Wall Street, web ponders its fateupdated: Fri May 18 2012 10:23:00

As the stock market opened Friday with a ring of the bell by Mark Zuckerberg, all eyes were on Facebook -- the social media Megalodon he nursed from a dorm-room project to one of Wall Street's hottest prospects ever.

Facebook plans for all night 'hackathon'updated: Thu May 17 2012 19:38:00

CNN's Dan Simon talks to Wolf Blitzer about Facebok employees prepping for an all-night "hackathon" coding session.

Coding and Red Bull: Facebook to hold all-night hacking sessionupdated: Thu May 17 2012 19:38:00

At some companies, the night before a multibillion-dollar stock offering might come with lavish parties and champagne.

Google launches monthly user-activity featureupdated: Wed Mar 28 2012 18:08:00

Weeks after a policy change that sparked privacy concerns, Google has rolled out a new feature that will give users a monthly update to help them keep track of their activity across Google's multiple sites and tools.

What would a publicly traded Facebook mean to users?updated: Wed Nov 30 2011 10:29:00

If Facebook and Wall Street become friends, will you like it?

Google and Kodak speed past each otherupdated: Mon Nov 28 2011 22:44:00

Like two freight trains rumbling in opposite directions on parallel tracks, a pair of internationally famous U.S. companies sped past each other in the news in recent days.

CNNMoney: Co-founder of social network Diaspora dies at 22updated: Mon Nov 14 2011 14:59:00

Ilya Zhitomirskiy, one of four co-founders of social network Diaspora, died over the weekend in San Francisco at age 22.

When the iPhone's Siri takes the day offupdated: Fri Nov 04 2011 11:37:00

Apple's voice assistant took an extended coffee break on Thursday.

CNN follows black entrepreneursupdated: Wed Nov 02 2011 10:30:00

CNN's Soledad O'Brien follows entrepreneurs as they pitch their technology ideas to investors in Silicon Valley.

Upstart Unthink wants to become the new anti-Facebookupdated: Wed Oct 26 2011 23:32:00

Call it "Occupy Facebook." Or, perhaps, "UnOccupy Facebook."

With 'real-time' apps, Facebook is always watchingupdated: Fri Sep 23 2011 15:23:00

A couple years ago, a Microsoft researcher named Gordon Bell embarked on a personal experiment: He would wear a video camera around his neck all the time and keep this "life recorder" always turned on, so it would record everything he did.

Report: Next iPhone to be unveiled October 4updated: Thu Sep 22 2011 13:27:00

Apple will unveil its next-generation iPhone at an event on Tuesday, October 4, according to a report on AllThingsD, a Wall Street Journal blog network.

Smoking Elmo tweets from the @Qwikster handle updated: Mon Sep 19 2011 10:05:00

Netflix changed the name of its DVD mailing service to "Qwikster" over the weekend.

CNNMoney: TechCrunch founder leaves AOL in a cloud of acrimonyupdated: Mon Sep 12 2011 14:47:00

One year ago at his annual TechCrunch Disrupt conference, Michael Arrington -- founder of the blog that functions as Silicon Valley's hometown newspaper -- took the stage and shocked the audience with a deal to sell his venture to AOL.

CNNMoney: Yahoo's only hope is to sell itselfupdated: Thu Sep 08 2011 07:43:00

Here's some unsolicited advice for interim Yahoo CEO Tim Morse, and whoever is -- lucky? unlucky? -- enough to replace him permanently.

Is blog TechCrunch unraveling in public?updated: Tue Sep 06 2011 11:55:00

What's a blogger to do when his blog is in turmoil?

CNNMoney: Your virtual cow could be worth $0updated: Tue Sep 06 2011 06:08:00

Dedicated social gamers devote many hours to tending their online farms and digital pets -- and lots of money, too. This year they'll spend an estimated $650 million in real cash on virtual goods.

Twitter founders fund new project: Liftupdated: Wed Aug 24 2011 12:07:00

Twitter's co-founders announced this week that they are throwing their money and support behind a new app called Lift, which, according to a blog post that sounds like it was written by "Lost's" Dharma Initiative, is "an interesting new application for unlocking human potential through positive reinforcement."

Airbnb apologizes: 'We have really screwed things up'updated: Mon Aug 01 2011 18:35:00

Vacation rental site Airbnb apologized Monday in the wake of recent highly publicized rental horror stories and announced new property protections and safety measures for site users.

Users with fake names get boot from Google Plusupdated: Mon Jul 25 2011 17:15:00

Google+ has been a hit in the tech community, with early adopters praising its clean design and features like Circles and group video chat.

CNNMoney: An ex-Googler's inside view on Google+ vs. Facebookupdated: Tue Jul 19 2011 07:01:00

Dhanji R. Prasanna is a Sydney-based software engineer. He recently left Google after a nearly three-year stint working on projects like Google Wave. A version of this post first appeared on his blog,, where you can read more about him. There's no shortage of punditry around the future and fate of Google+, a massive social networking effort from Google. Much of it centers around competition with Facebook, and whether or not it will succeed in unseating the latter as the dominant social networking site.

CNNMoney: StockTwits: Netflix and Coinstar are winnersupdated: Wed Jul 13 2011 12:14:00

Netflix subscribers might not be thrilled with the company's plans to increase prices, but investors appear to be more accepting.

Tech blogs not sold on Google's 'Facebook clone'updated: Tue Jun 28 2011 17:39:00

There's an old joke in the tech world: The cool kids' Pandora?updated: Fri Jun 24 2011 11:38:00

Everyone knows Pandora -- that popular music-streaming site where robots pick songs for you based on equations.

Facebook building photo-sharing app to rule them all, report saysupdated: Thu Jun 16 2011 08:09:00

Facebook looks set to take on some of the net's hottest photo sharing services including Instagram, Path and the ridiculously well-funded Color with a new iPhone app, according to a report from Techcrunch.

Blippy loses one of its biggest fansupdated: Tue May 24 2011 07:11:00

At the end of 2010, I wrote a story about Louis Gray, a Silicon Valley blogger who is comfortable sharing pretty much everything about his life on the Internet.

CNNMoney: RIM stock slumps on critical PlayBook reviewsupdated: Thu Apr 14 2011 17:49:00

The early reviews are in for the BlackBerry PlayBook tablet, and the results are tepid at best -- which sent Research in Motion's stock lower Thursday.

Leading app maker said to be planning Twitter competitorupdated: Wed Apr 13 2011 07:31:00

UberMedia, which owns several popular applications that interface with Twitter, is outlining plans to build a social network that could compete with that popular microblogging platform, said three people who were briefed on the plans.

Facebook now lets you 'unfriend' from anywhereupdated: Tue Apr 05 2011 12:35:00

Anxious to reject some of your digital friends while on the go?

As scope of e-mail hack grows, should you be worried?updated: Mon Apr 04 2011 11:10:00

The world's largest "permissions-based" e-mail marketing company, Epsilon, reported late last week that someone hacked into its computer system and stole an unknown number of e-mail addresses and names.

No iPhone 5 coming this June?updated: Tue Mar 29 2011 06:47:00

Apple has traditionally debuted new iPhones at its annual software developers conference, but this year's event in June will be 100 percent software news, according to a report.

Only one in four mobile apps engages user, study saysupdated: Mon Mar 21 2011 16:59:00

What makes a good mobile app? In general, it's not whether you download it but whether you keep using it.

CNNMoney: AOL unloads 40% of its cash on Huffington Post buyupdated: Mon Feb 07 2011 18:02:00

AOL's purchase of The Huffington Post is the splashiest in a long line of acquisitions -- but the buying spree likely ends here. AOL had to part with almost half of its cash to secure the deal.

CNNMoney: AOL acquires Huffington Post for $315 millionupdated: Mon Feb 07 2011 13:48:00

AOL, the online media company that has recently snatched several smaller content firms, has agreed to purchase news blog service The Huffington Post for $315 million, the two companies announced Monday.

Female tech influencers and their ... hairstyles?updated: Mon Jan 31 2011 03:19:00

The most notable women in technology probably don't spend all day thinking about hairstyles and dinner parties. But according to a bright pink infographic making its way around the web, you can tell a lot about some of the world's most tech-savvy women based on their hairdos and extracurriculars.

New Facebook features exposed in accidental updateupdated: Fri Dec 17 2010 08:02:00

Facebook accidentally went live with a handful of prototype features earlier today, including a site-wide yet short-lived overhaul of Pages.

Online WikiLeaks game is a hitupdated: Thu Dec 16 2010 01:20:00

A computer-game parody of the much-talked-about WikiLeaks saga has made a splash online.

CNNMoney: Yahoo layoffs: 600 jobs cut in long-rumored moveupdated: Tue Dec 14 2010 18:29:00

Yahoo cut about 600 jobs Tuesday, the company confirmed, finally swinging the ax on layoffs that had been widely rumored for weeks.

The internet and the 'end of privacy'updated: Mon Dec 13 2010 16:30:00

An average internet user can dig up all kinds of details -- both juicy and mundane -- about the life of Louis Gray, a 33-year-old from Sunnyvale, California.

Popular blogging site Tumblr crashesupdated: Mon Dec 06 2010 11:38:00

It bills itself as "the easiest way to blog." But the hip website Tumblr crashed on Sunday night and hasn't been online since.

CNNMoney: Facebook closer to winning 'face' trademarkupdated: Tue Nov 23 2010 20:07:00

Facebook will be awarded a trademark for the word "face," pending some action from the social network, according to court documents filed Tuesday.

Google's computers want to dress youupdated: Thu Nov 18 2010 05:26:00

What kind of turban would Ashley Olsen wear?

Yahoo to expand its blog networkupdated: Mon Nov 15 2010 09:34:00

As countless print- or TV-based news organizations continue their descent, the future of the news business still seems curiously bright.

CNNMoney: Layoff rumors swirl around Yahooupdated: Thu Nov 11 2010 19:07:00

Yahoo is preparing to cull its workforce of around 14,000, according to reports from two tech blogs, but how deep the cuts will go is an open question.

Facebook won't 'share' contacts with Gmailupdated: Wed Nov 10 2010 13:07:00

Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg talks about "sharing" info and "connecting" people to each other more than Kanye West talks about himself. And the site's mission statement hits those themes hard, saying Facebook's goal is to give people "the power to share and make the world more open and connected."

CNNMoney: Don't believe the Yahoo takeover hypeupdated: Tue Nov 09 2010 13:24:00

Hooray for Yahoo! It's finally beating Google at something.

Apple patents 'anti-sexting' technologyupdated: Wed Oct 13 2010 13:57:00

Apple has patented technology that could be used by parents to prevent their kids from sending sexually explicit text messages -- or "sexting."

CNNMoney: AOL's path to reinventionupdated: Mon Oct 11 2010 11:52:00

AOL is approaching its first birthday as an independent company -- a year it's spent trying to shed its reputation as an outdated Internet portal.

Google is testing cars that drive themselvesupdated: Mon Oct 11 2010 10:44:00

Google announced Sunday that it has developed cars that drive themselves automatically in traffic, and that it has been testing them on the streets of California for months. It might seem like an unusual project for Google, but it could actually have big benefits.

vChatter: The not-so-naked Chatrouletteupdated: Fri Oct 01 2010 08:24:00

Will Bunker says he didn't steal the idea for his Facebook app. He just re-created Chatroulette -- minus the naked people.

Browse the Web, earn points and prizesupdated: Thu Sep 30 2010 12:32:00

What if browsing the internet felt like playing an arcade game?

CNNMoney: More sites say goodbye to free contentupdated: Thu Sep 30 2010 10:53:00

Document-sharing site Scribd kicked up a firestorm this summer when it slapped a paywall around older content. Users protested loudly, both about the move itself and the lack of prior warning.

CNNMoney: Still waiting for HP's new CEOupdated: Wed Sep 29 2010 14:34:00

Many thought Hewlett-Packard would name its new CEO on Tuesday since it was having an analyst meeting that day. That didn't happen.

CNNMoney: Stocks set for weak startupdated: Wed Sep 29 2010 07:45:00

U.S. stocks were set to open lower Wednesday, as nagging concerns about the economy weighed on investors.

CNNMoney: AOL buys TechCrunchupdated: Tue Sep 28 2010 19:54:00

TechCrunch said Tuesday it has agreed to be acquired by AOL, a deal that came together quickly after rumors of the negotiations leaked.

CNNMoney: Stocks claw out gainsupdated: Tue Sep 28 2010 16:51:00

U.S. stocks finished higher Tuesday as a drop in consumer confidence and a mixed reading on home prices failed to sink recovery hopes.

CNNMoney: HP CEO candidate hints about the jobupdated: Mon Sep 27 2010 16:29:00

On Day 52 of HP CEO Watch, leading candidate Todd Bradley took the stage at a San Francisco tech gathering Monday and walked straight into a grilling on the state of HP's leadership hunt.

Facebook denies phone building, but not plansupdated: Mon Sep 20 2010 09:48:00

Facebook denied a story published this weekend that says the company is "building a mobile phone," but CNET has confirmed that the social-networking giant has reached out to hardware manufacturers and carriers seeking input on a potential Facebook-branded phone.

'YouTube Instant' creator, 19, finds instant fameupdated: Tue Sep 14 2010 09:16:00

For Stanford University student Feross Aboukhadijeh, what started off as a bet fueled by youthful ambition and technical bravado, ended up an Internet hit and quite possibly a job.

Apple will live stream event -- but not on PCsupdated: Wed Sep 01 2010 10:43:00

Apple users will get to watch live today as the company, at an event presumably led by CEO Steve Jobs, announces new services and products.

CNNMoney: Hipmunk's dazzling new view of flight searchupdated: Thu Aug 19 2010 16:23:00

Adam Goldstein was a whiz-kid MIT engineering student with an enviable network of tech contacts and a decade of industry experience. He also had a lofty dream: To reinvent Internet flight search.

Report suggests iPhone will launch on Verizonupdated: Mon Aug 09 2010 09:23:00

Evidence continues to mount to support expectations that Apple's iPhone 4 will finally launch on Verizon this coming January.

CNNMoney: Let's fund every entrepreneurupdated: Fri Jul 30 2010 12:10:00

There was a great conversation Thursday at Y Combinator's AngelConf in Silicon Valley. Anthony Ha of Venturebeat had a couple posts on it that I just read, one on Paul Graham's comments, and another on Ron Conway and Mike Arrington's comments. I would have enjoyed being part of that discussion, so I'll join in now.

Chatroulette tries to ditch the flashersupdated: Mon Jul 26 2010 15:33:00

It all comes down to the flasher problem.

'Google Me' site may be in the worksupdated: Mon Jul 12 2010 15:28:00

If online reports are to be believed, Google could be cooking up a rival for Facebook -- and bringing the maker of popular social games like "FarmVille" with them.

Fortune: Employers may do creepy web searches about youupdated: Tue Jun 15 2010 09:17:00

Dear Annie: I had a strange experience the other day: I went to a second round of job interviews at a company where I'd really like to work, and a manager there mentioned that he, too, is a fan of a little-known science fiction writer whose books I happen to like.

Why website crashes are unavoidable -- at least for nowupdated: Fri Jun 11 2010 16:41:00

This has been a week of crashing websites.

CNNMoney: Chatroulette founder: 'If I sold...'updated: Wed May 26 2010 11:29:00

After his latest appearance at TechCrunch's annual conference, Andrey Ternovskiy had a hard time leaving the stage. Everyone wanted a word with the 18-year old Chatroulette founder -- from other young entrepreneurs to big-money venture capitalists.

CNNMoney: NYC sinks $300,000 into tech startupupdated: Wed May 26 2010 10:15:00

Shove over, venture capitalists, there's a new tech investor in town: New York City.

#%*@#! The top 10 tech 'fails' of 2009updated: Wed Dec 23 2009 09:27:00

It was a big year for technology: Twitter and Facebook's popularity exploded, while new smartphones, e-readers and a host of other gadgets cropped up to compete for our plugged-in affection.

How the Square mobile payment service will workupdated: Fri Dec 04 2009 17:36:00

Twitter creator Jack Dorsey's Square application, which is like a smartphone PayPal for credit cards, has attracted lots of warranted attention for its potential to enable peer-to-peer and merchant credit card transactions in the real world far beyond what's capable today in most countries.

Google Wave to be released to 100,000 testers Wednesdayupdated: Wed Sep 30 2009 08:02:00

Google Wave, a product that promises to revolutionize online communication, will go out to about 100,000 beta testers Wednesday.

Twitter hack raises questions about 'cloud computing'updated: Thu Jul 16 2009 14:06:00

The recent hacking of a Twitter employee's personal e-mail account is raising questions about the security of storing personal information and business data on the Internet.

Google takes on Windows with Chrome OSupdated: Wed Jul 08 2009 19:35:00

Google is jumping into Microsoft Windows territory -- and threatening to change the way personal computers work -- with its own version of a computer operating system.

Fortune: Ashton Kutcher and the quantsupdated: Wed Sep 10 2008 08:49:00

The TechCrunch conference, like the blog that puts it on, is all about startups and the unabashed energy of the new. That means, of course, that some companies debuting at the three-day conference are more ready for prime time than others. Seinfeld Ad Draws Negative Reviewsupdated: Fri Sep 05 2008 18:00:00

The software giant's new ad starring Jerry Seinfeld has drawn largely negative reviews online after premiering Thursday night during NBC's broadcast of the National Football League's season kickoff game

Fortune: Meet the wizard of Web 2.0updated: Tue Mar 25 2008 13:32:00

Mike Arrington tells me he has one wish: He'd like to write about startups. This surprises me since I - and just about everyone else I know - read his TechCrunch blog daily, mainly for his startup coverage.

CNNMoney: Amazon edging in on Peapod territoryupdated: Thu Aug 02 2007 04:54:00

Online retailer is delivering perishable groceries to a Seattle suburb in a pilot program, testing out a possible new food delivery service, according to a report Thursday.

CNNMoney: Final Harry Potter magically appearsupdated: Thu Jul 19 2007 01:41:00

The last volume of J.K. Rowling's Harry Potter series has already been delivered to customers and magically appeared online just days before its official release Saturday.

Business 2.0: A Startup's Best Friend? Failureupdated: Wed Apr 04 2007 14:40:00

Few niches crashed more spectacularly during Web 1.0 than the pet sector. In the space of just nine months in 2000, managed to raise a jaw-dropping $82.5 million in an IPO, air a $1.2 mill...

Business 2.0: The Next Netupdated: Thu Mar 01 2007 00:01:00

Twelve months have passed since we introduced the first Next Net 25—our picks for the Web 2.0 wannabes most likely to break out of the pack. The moment seemed propitious: Hardware was cheap, broadb...

Business 2.0: 25 startups to watchupdated: Wed Feb 21 2007 20:41:00

Twelve months have passed since we introduced the first Next Net 25 - our picks for the Web 2.0 wannabes most likely to break out of the pack. The moment seemed propitious: Hardware was cheap, broadband was ubiquitous, software was open-source, and venture capitalists were once again flooding Silicon Valley with ready cash.

Business 2.0: Blogging for dollarsupdated: Fri Sep 08 2006 12:37:00

Michael Arrington is a partying kind of guy. While showing off his home in Atherton, Calif., he boasts about how he crammed 500 people into his one-acre backyard at a bash in February. Then there a...

Business 2.0: finds new search partnerupdated: Mon May 01 2006 16:01:00

SAN FRANCISCO (Business 2.0 Magazine) - Jeff Bezos hasn't had much luck finding a winning recipe for entering the Web-search market. His previous formula -- pluck an algorithms guru from Yahoo, add search results from Google, and stir up the Web world -- didn't attract many users. Meanwhile, Udi Manber, CEO of Amazon's search subsidiary, has decamped for Google. Now Bezos is giving it another go by partnering with Microsoft. While Amazon's move doesn't do much for Microsoft's paltry share of the search market, it's a symbolic victory for Microsoft, which failed in a bid late last year to power AOL's search results.

Business 2.0: opens up its serversupdated: Tue Mar 14 2006 12:39:00

You can already buy just about anything from But now, TechCrunch reports, you can buy space on's servers. Unlike Google's Gdrive, though, Amazon's online-storage offering isn't meant for consumers. Amazon, whose servers already host terabytes of book-cover images, music-CD reviews and sales data, is offering online storage space to companies who want to store their own data. The new service could make it easier for startups to build new services without worrying about buying and maintaining their own storage servers, writes former Goldman Sachs analyst Michael Parekh on his blog.

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