| Jan 31, 2015
| 6:40 PM
Here's a riddle of the Internet age: Netflix doesn't offer its service in China, so it blocks communication with Chinese computers. Yet an estimated 20 million people in China watch movies on Netflix. How? Through some simple software that masks a...
| Jan 30, 2015
| 7:30 AM
Andrew Keen has a lot of bile to share. He hates selfies. Instagram, he writes in his latest polemic, "The Internet Is Not the Answer," "is a useful symbol of everything that has gone wrong with our digital culture over the last quarter century."...
| Jan 26, 2015
| 5:20 AM
Over the last year, Britta McKenna and students at the Illinois Mathematics and Science Academy have done a lot of research to help shape the design of a new innovation hub slated to open for the start of the 2016-17 school year.
Last week, the...
| Jan 28, 2015
| 9:39 AM
Internet giant Google said Wednesday that its video-sharing website YouTube is so inundated that staff cannot filter all terror related content, complicating the struggle to halt the publication of terrorist propaganda and hostage videos.
| Feb 5, 2015
| 5:45 AM
Declaring the Internet critical for the nation, a top U.S. regulator on Wednesday proposed an unprecedented expansion of federal power to ensure providers don't block or slow web traffic for America's countless users.
The proposal by Federal...
| Jan 18, 2015
Terror groups such as the Islamic State have a secret weapon when it comes to recruiting teens, but it's probably not what you think.
It's a solid social media strategy, the kind anyone with even limited knowledge of online demographics could put...
| Jan 11, 2015
| 10:00 PM
When Mark Zuckerberg makes a New Year's resolution, people notice. This year, of course, the Facebook chief executive has segued from learning Mandarin to creating one of the Internet's largest book clubs. His "A Year of Books" Facebook page, which...
| Dec 15, 2014
| 5:06 PM
Expecting a company to actually speak with its customers is so 20th century.
Call me old school when it comes to customer service. I believe that when you treat people fairly and respectfully, they'll keep bringing you their business. That means...
| Dec 24, 2014
| 12:41 PM
Want to spend Christmas Day thumbing your nose at North Korean dictator Kim Jong-un by seeing "The Interview" in a theater? Just head to the Poconos.
The controversial movie starring Seth Rogen and James Franco is only being shown in one theater within...
| Dec 24, 2014
| 12:58 PM
Facebook’s push to crack open a wider niche in the world of online video has sped forward with a pair of “BeastQuakes.”
The online social network provider confirmed Wednesday that it’s partnering with the National Football...
| Dec 24, 2014
| 12:43 PM
As more Illinois theaters signed on to show the controversial film "The Interview" on Christmas Day, Sony Pictures also made it available for online rental Wednesday.
The raunchy comedy, which depicts a fictional plot to assassinate North Korean...