| Apr 6, 2015
| 4:17 PM
Turkey blocked access to social networking sites Twitter and YouTube for several hours on Monday over photos showing a militant pointing a gun at a prosecutor who died last week in a failed hostage rescue operation. Turkey also threatened to ban Google...
| Mar 26, 2015
| 8:42 AM
Twitter has launched live-streaming video app Periscope, developed by the startup it bought earlier in 2015 for a reported $100 million, upping the battle with overnight mobile-app streaming sensation Meerkat.
"We think it's a perfect complement to...
| Mar 19, 2015
| 8:14 AM
Two-year-old Francisco Sanchez Jr. spends six hours a day mesmerized by a smartphone. He summons his favorite “Ninja Turtles” episodes with the touch of his tiny fingers.
So long, Saturday morning cartoons. Welcome to the post-TV era of...
| Mar 16, 2015
| 6:30 PM
Companies like Google and Twitter recently released kid-friendly versions of their social media apps YouTube and Vine, leading to a collective sigh of relief for parents of young children, tweens and teens. There are many...
| Feb 4, 2015
| 5:00 AM
One tune will clearly go down as China's song of the year for 2014: "Little Apple."
The novelty single, made by a comedic filmmaking duo known as the Chopstick Brothers, might best be described as a Chinese "Macarena": It features simple yet danceable...
| 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.
| 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...