| May 15, 2013
| 4:00 AM
Microsoft Corp. is partnering with Paramount Pictures on a promotional effort for the studio's "Star Trek Into Darkness." It represents the biggest such undertaking ever for the software giant.
The Redmond, Wash., company's campaign isn't short on...
| May 15, 2013
| 2:23 PM
Google teams took to the stage at the company's developers conference Wednesday to announce new services, features and revamped designs that will all be rolling out soon to users.
Join The Times' Michelle Maltais and me at 3 p.m. as we chat about all...
| May 20, 2013
| 9:00 PM
Many Tumblr users are already up in arms over worries that their beloved blogging service could lose its hip edge under Yahoo's control.
The blogging website was filled with rants after Yahoo announced on Monday it was acquiring Tumblr for $1.1 billion....
| May 24, 2013
| 8:10 AM
Google is reportedly in talks to acquire Waze, a popular Silicon Valley mapping startup that gets its information by crowdsourcing from users.
Waze, which has managed to grab a loyal following in a market filled with giants that include Apple, Google...
| Oct 2, 2013
| 6:12 PM
An undercover federal agent in Maryland played a key role in the shutdown Wednesday of what authorities describe as a massive online drug marketplace, owned by a 29-year-old engineer who authorities say schemed to kill perceived rivals.
| Oct 3, 2013
| 8:52 AM
The Silk Road case shined a light on the deep underbelly of the web -- exposing many casual Internet users to unfamiliar terms like Deep Web, Tor and Bitcoin. So we asked Johns Hopkins cryptography professor Matthew Green -- who recently was in the news...
| Oct 6, 2013
| 5:00 AM
How many times per day do you check email and texts? How quickly do you expect a response? What about Facebook and Twitter?
In an informal survey conducted by the Howard County Library System (HCLS) this summer, answers ranged from "500 times per day"...
| Oct 7, 2013
| 10:45 AM
Instagram turned 3 years old over the weekend, but the young social network still has some growing up to do.
The Facebook-owned app is one of the most popular social networks, and it shows. Recently, Instagram surpassed 150-million active monthly users,...
| Oct 18, 2013
| 3:15 PM
The issue of nonpartisanship prevents the public from truly knowing the prospective 2013 school board candidates. Of particular concern is the implementation of Assembly Bill 1266, the Transgender Protection Act, and the student data collection mandated...
| Oct 21, 2013
| 9:10 AM
Social media have proved to be a powerful recruitment resource for companies. A recent CareerBuilder survey found that the 39 percent of hiring managers research candidates via social media to find out more about them. In a recent article in The Atlantic,...
| Oct 22, 2013
| 11:09 AM
I recently had a chance to watch the space-themed film "Gravity," starring Sandra Bullock and George Clooney.
Leaving aside the multitude of technical errors in the film, as someone who has consulted in the space business for a number years, I always...