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A Moment Of Silence For The Black And Brown Talent That Grew On Vine

Fri, 28 Oct 2016 11:43:00 -0400

We'll miss Vine, but not just for its goofy, raw, six-second looped videos. We'll miss the platform for its ability to incubate young black talent.

An Ode To Vine's Cutest Animals

Fri, 28 Oct 2016 10:35:00 -0400

The Internet is sad about the end of Vine. Here are some adorable animal Vines to cheer you up.

E-Sports Athletes Command The Game Just As Much As NBA Stars

Fri, 28 Oct 2016 05:03:00 -0400

E-sports competitors might be wielding swords and magic during their games, but these players are just as much athletes as those in the NFL and NBA. And that's according to the former pros themselves.

Do Parents Invade Children's Privacy When They Post Photos Online?

Fri, 28 Oct 2016 05:00:00 -0400

The kids look so darned cute in that photo, it's hard not to post it online for all to see. But there are privacy risks to sharing children's images, and children often don't want the exposure.

Qualcomm Spends Big Money To Get In The Car (Chip) Business

Thu, 27 Oct 2016 18:29:00 -0400

The smartphone chipmaker has agreed to buy NXP Semiconductors for $38 billion. The deal allows Qualcomm to rely less on the smartphone industry. NXP makes semiconductors for cars.

Obama Urges A Boost In IT Spending To Secure Federal Computers

Thu, 27 Oct 2016 17:14:00 -0400

Protecting decades-old systems from hackers is like "trying to put air bags into an old car," the government's chief information officer says. The administration proposes $3.1 billion in upgrades.

R.I.P. Vine: Twitter To Retire App In Financial Restructuring

Thu, 27 Oct 2016 16:30:00 -0400

One of the Internet's quirkiest outlets for creativity is being shut down. Vine is where people post six second videos, which play in a loop. Twitter owns Vine and announced Thursday that in coming months it will end the app as part of its financial restructuring.

Vine Withers, Reminding Us That Nothing Is Forever

Thu, 27 Oct 2016 15:51:00 -0400

The news of Vine shutting down has sent a shockwave through the Internet. It had brought together a diverse slew of comedians, musicians, artists and amateur directors, preceding the live video craze.

FCC Vote Means Internet Providers Need Permission To Share Your Data

Thu, 27 Oct 2016 14:35:00 -0400

Internet service providers will have to ask consumers before collecting and selling their data. However, the new rules do not apply to Google, Facebook and other tech giants.

End Of The Vine: Twitter Says It's Closing Video App Amid Wider Layoffs

Thu, 27 Oct 2016 09:58:00 -0400

The social media company posted stronger-than-expected revenue of $616 million in the third quarter — even as revenue growth continued to slow. To be more efficient, it'll cut around 350 jobs.

Tesla Surprise: It's A Profit

Wed, 26 Oct 2016 21:51:00 -0400

The company posted a profit of nearly $22 million for the third quarter, the first quarterly profit since 2013. Tesla attributes the good results in part to new stores.

Google Fiber Won't Accept Any New Cities For Its Superfast Internet Network

Wed, 26 Oct 2016 15:47:00 -0400

Google says it will honor its existing commitments to support or deploy gigabit-speed Internet. But it's scaling back the work on fiber optics to focus on "new technology and deployment methods."

The Twitter Paradox: How A Platform Designed For Free Speech Enables Internet Trolls

Wed, 26 Oct 2016 13:43:00 -0400

Charlie Warzel, who covers technology for BuzzFeed, has written a series of articles about Twitter's response to hate speech. He says the platform's community guidelines are enforced haphazardly.

Harassed On Twitter: 'People Need To Know The Reality Of What It's Like Out There'

Wed, 26 Oct 2016 13:43:00 -0400

After he criticized Trump and the alt right, National Review writer David French was bombarded with hateful tweets — including an image of his child in a gas chamber. "It was unbelievable," he says.

Twitter's Dual Challenges: Taming The Trolls, Attracting More Users

Wed, 26 Oct 2016 05:06:00 -0400

Twitter is a powerful platform for news and conversation, but lingering problems with hate speech hamper its efforts to grow, says Emily Bell of the Columbia Journalism School.