Andy Carvin tweeted the Arab Spring. He still missed something by not being there.
Andy Carvin, "the man who tweets revolutions," logged 1,000 tweets a day about the uprisings of the Arab Spring. He says social media helped him understand events better than he would have if he'd been there. His triumphalist online-journalism memoir makes it clear that he missed a lot along the way.
Not by shaming or prosecuting users, for starters
France wants to prosecute people who write racist tweets. America prefers a different approach: vigilante justice. Neither one will solve the problem.
The pioneering video game company is dead. Its successors are making the same mistakes.
Sony, Microsoft, and Nintendo think it's all about the console and blockbuster games. Atari thought so, too.
Major League Baseball just signed a deal to replace those dugout landlines with cellphones for calls to the bullpen. Is this an improvement?
Inauguration night, featuring B-list celebrities and one amazing video game.
The surreal magic of the annual gadget extravaganza in Las Vegas
At the annual gadget-industry trade show, Lydia DePillis finds blink-controlled TVs, angry tech bloggers, and a World’s Fair for an age when brands are more important than countries.
How would you like to learn about an app's terms of service?
Former Google CEO Eric Schmidt was always the "adult in the room." Now he's letting loose.
Why is the Google chairman bothering with Kim Jong-un? Don't look for a profit motive.
In the aftermath of the FTC's settlement with Google yesterday, too many reporters fell for the line that Google used some fancy combination of executive charm and lobbying prowess to beat the federal government at its own game. You'd easily believe, from reading what has become the conventional wisdom, that Google managed to avoid any sanctions by meeting with John Kerry or paying off think tanks.