Canada-based messaging app Kik typically flies under the radar of many, but today the service sat in tech spotlight after it hit 100 million registered users, putting its modest 26-year-old... Keep reading →
YouTube today announced it is expanding its live streaming service to all YouTube channels. The Google-owned company now only has two requirements: your account must be verified and it has... Keep reading →
Following the release of Firefox 26 just two days ago, Mozilla today announced updates to its Firefox Beta channel, which is now on version 27, on desktop as well as... Keep reading →
Ariana Grande Sued for Allegedly Copying Song Lyrics
Singer-songwriter Ariana Grande is only 20, but many people in the music industry are already calling her the next Mariah Carey. Grande’s song, “The Way,” spent 26 weeks on the Billboard charts this year and led her to fame, but it has also landed her...
Jared Leto is on a roll. A day after receiving a Screen Actors Guild nomination for his portrayal of an HIV-positive, transgender drug addict in “Dallas Buyers Club,” the 41-year-old actor picked up a Golden Globe best supporting actor nomination. “I’m so happy!” Leto t
“Shameless” star Emmy Rossum is pretty funny. A day after supermodel Gisele Bundchen, 33, posted a photo of her breastfeeding her daughter Vivian while getting ready for a photo shoot — which caused quite a stir — Rossum apparently felt the need to spoof Bundchen&r
The chief of police in a small Ohio town is taking a big swipe at Kanye West, warning the megastar to, “Check yourself, before you wreck yourself.” This comes just days after West compared the danger of his work to that of police officers and...
New Web Pub Focuses on ‘American Renewal’ and Compelling Readers to Act
If you’re looking for something other than cute animals or faux civil rights controverseries to inspire you on the internet, it’s arrived. It’s called NationSwell, a new media company that focuses on good things. Forget if it bleeds, it leads; NationSwell’s headlines are abou
If it turns out to be a slow news day, you can always tune into Sagework’s free, hour long, webinar today at 2pm EST. Last month, we wrote about their resources for journalists to better read financial documents. Today, Chairman Brian Hamilton will continue on that theme in the webinar on
Even without all the revelations of digital government spying coming out of leaked documents from Edward Snowden, 2013 will likely go down in the books as a tipping point away from the old online adage: “On the Internet, nobody knows you’re a dog.”
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We’ve already discussed how the media is increasingly turning to crowdfunding as a source of financing. The Magazine, an all-digital pub focused on non-fiction reporting and essays (about a variety of geeky topics), is the latest outlet to hop on the crowdfunding bandwagon.
No filter: One man's Instagram pics lead to 142 felony charges
The image that especially interested the authorities. (Credit: WPBF-TV screenshot by Chris Matyszczyk/CNET) I am blue in the face. But it doesn't matter how many times you tell people -- especially criminals -- to be very careful about what they post on social networks. They don't listen. Here i
CNET Update has no filter: Instagram gets intimate with private photos In this episode of CNET Update: - Send photos privately on Instagram with a new direct messaging feature. Twitter also added the ability to send photos in a direct message. Sending messages with apps instead of SMS is a hot tre
Small refinements in the iPhone 5S point to Apple's painstaking attention to detail, according to a Japanese design expert. (Credit: Apple) A University of Tokyo professor and industrial designer had high praise for the iPhone 5S' quality and attention to detail. Shunji Yamanaka, founder and pre
(Credit: Video screenshot by Michelle Starr/CNET Australia) An installation in Sydney, Australia's Pitt Street Mall consists of person-shaped, LED-filled sculptures that use proximity sensors to sing beautiful music when people pass by. Called the Infinite Choir, it consists of two rows of abstr