Categories: Internet

Google’s Chrome Operating System: We’ve Got It All Wrong

Posted by: Rob Hof on July 11

“A real rival to Windows.” “Google drops a nuclear bomb on Microsoft.” It all sounds so dramatic and exciting, the kind of story we journalists love. But I can’t help…

BusinessWeek @ South by Southwest

Posted by: Douglas MacMillan on March 14

Greetings from Austin, Texas. From now through Tuesday, I’ll be posting updates from the South by Southwest Interactive festival being held in the conference center here in downtown Austin….

Cracks Emerge in a Web Security Scheme

Posted by: Aaron Ricadela on December 30

Like many computer security threats, a new weakness in Web commerce emerged today from the grass roots. Researchers said Dec. 30 they’d used 200 PlayStation 3 video game consoles to…

LIVE: Surprise! Google Beats Third-Quarter Profit Forecasts

Posted by: Rob Hof on October 16

UPDATE: More from the call after the jump, which I’ll keep updating as it proceeds… Google just reported third-quarter results, and it managed to defy skeptics who thought it might…

NYTimes.com Is Down Back Up

Posted by: Arik Hesseldahl on August 05

A friend in Michigan just wrote to say she noticed that The New York Times Web site is down. I just checked, and it’s down for me as well. Below…

Blogger Arrests on the Rise

Posted by: Olga Kharif on June 18

A team of University of Washington researchers has just come out with a report on how many bloggers got arrested in the past five years for something they wrote about. Turns out, there was a sharp increase in blogger arrests last year.

The Recession Will Hit the Web

Posted by: Catherine Holahan on March 18

The Recession Will Hit the Web; eMarketer reduces its estimates

Another Intel WiMAX Win

Posted by: Cliff Edwards on October 19

Another very big win for Intel’s WiMAX ambitions: The International Telecommunications Union, an influential world body that sets guidelines on wireless technologies, has officially certified the technology behind WiMAX as…

Helium: Striving for Accuracy in Community Journalism

Posted by: Olga Kharif on October 09

Community journalism sites, allowing users to write and publish stories, are flourishing. But their biggest problem is accurancy. One site, Helium, has an interesting way of attaining it — by paying bloggers believed to write high-quality entries.

Can WiMAX Slay the Dragons?

Posted by: Cliff Edwards on July 19

The plot thickens with a new technology called WiMAX. Billed as both a replacement for your cable and DSL, and a sort of wide-area mobile Wi-Fi, it seems the U.S….

Marc Andreessen’s Moonlighting Job: Blogger

Posted by: Rob Hof on June 07

Marc Andreessen, Ning cofounder and onetime Netscape cofounder, has started blogging. And hey—he’s real good. He should have been a writer (except he was smart enough to realize there’s no…

Net neutrality—be careful what you wish for

Posted by: Stephen Wildstrom on January 19

The need for legislation insuring “network neutrality” has become an article of faith among many Internet fans, and they are finding a much more sympathetic ear in the new Democratic…

Wi-Fi Whereabouts

Posted by: Cliff Edwards on January 17

Looks like we’ll be seeing the day sometime soon where we’ll have an always Web-connected world. Internet Wi-Fi finding company JiWire says we’re fast approaching 100,000 wireless Internet “hotspots” around…

A blast from the dot-bomb past

Posted by: Steve Hamm on January 13

Remember chinadotcom? Back at the turn of the millenium, it was one of the hottest startups in Asia and had a market cap of about $8 billion. Well, we all…

New CEO at eHarmony: A Sign of an Upcoming IPO?

Posted by: Olga Kharif on January 10

Dating site eHarmony just appointed a new CEO. I think this is a sign that the site might go public soon.

Meet The Web Smart 50

Posted by: Rob Hof on November 10

OK, so Google’s great and Flickr’s fine and Amazon’s amazin’. But check out our new special report, The Web Smart 50, and you’ll see that a lot of action…

Cisco’s Evolving IP Pitch

Posted by: Peter Burrows on October 24

“IP Everywhere” has been Cisco Systems’ mantra for two decades now. The idea hasn’t just been that every corner of the world should be wired to provide access to “the…

Lawsuit Against Google Print: The End of the Internet?

Posted by: Rob Hof on October 21

Kevin Werbach has an alarming view of the lawsuit against Google Print by publishers, including BusinessWeek owner McGraw-Hill. I don’t know who’s on better legal ground, but Werbach notes: On…

Tech Support Done Right

Posted by: Rob Hof on October 03

I’m posting this from home only because I’ve managed to get my wireless network back up and running after more than a week of frustration. Frustration not only with my…

But How Many Americans Have *Working* Broadband Access?

Posted by: Rob Hof on September 28

“Two Out of Every Five Americans Have Broadband Access at Home,” says a new study to be released Wednesday by Nielsen//NetRatings. “90% of those Americans have bought a second wireless…

Cisco’s Contribution to Reestablishing Communications in New Orleans

Posted by: Peter Burrows on September 01

Thousands of people in the path of Katrina are finding out that cell phones are not as wireless as they thought. Since cell calls are switched over to fiber-optic networks…

I Feel the Need for Speed

Posted by: Cliff Edwards on July 12

Looks like the cable and DSL boys just can’t place nice. Comcast just announced it has begun automatically upgrading its broadband speeds to 6 megabytes per second downstream and 384…

Opera browser to bundle Bit Torrent

Posted by: Stephen Baker on July 07

Opera software adds Bit Torrent to its browser

An Explosion in New Web Sites

Posted by: Rob Hof on July 05

The O’Reilly Radar blog reports on a Netcraft survey that indicates accelerating growth of new Web sites. The reasons given are both promising and potentially problematic. Netcraft says blogs and…

The World’s in Color—So Is Innovation

Posted by: Rob Hof on June 20

I’m attending a workshop at the Supernova 2005 conference in San Francisco, and apparently I’m not the only one getting a little annoyed at Janice Fraser’s presentation. It’s not that…

The Power of Us, Indeed: A Goldmine from Readers

Posted by: Rob Hof on June 19

Like few other stories I’ve written, The Power of Us has unleashed a torrent of ideas and Web sites from a surprisingly diverse set of readers. And unlike most previous…

The Power of You

Posted by: Rob Hof on June 16

We’ve gotten lots of comments from readers, nearly all insightful, about our recent cover story, The Power of Us. As you might expect, the comments are now an integral part…

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