Target said hackers have stolen data from up to 40 million credit and debit cards of shoppers who visited its stores during the first three weeks of the holiday season in the second-largest such breach reported by a U.S. retailer.
The hackers worked at unprecedented speed, carrying out their operation from the day before Thanksgiving to this past Sunday, 19 days that are the heart of the crucial...Read more »
If you read my review of the Logitech Ultimate Ears Mini Boom wireless Bluetooth speaker, then you know that I'm a terrible parent to my electronics gear.
My Apple iPhone 4S really suffered under my terrible caretaking skills, having been dropped (with no case, of course) more times than I'd like to remember, and it even found itself under running water a couple of times.
But it stuck...Read more »
Spotify made headlines last week following its Dec. 11 announcement that it now offers mobile users free on-demand streaming access. With the change, tablet users can listen to playlists and artists of their choosing, replicating an experience once available only using a desktop computer. (Smartphone users can also create playlists with this change, but they must listen to their playlists...Read more »
As tablet devices go, Datawind's UbiSlate is not going to knock the socks off any geek, but it gets the job done, and for a jaw-dropping price: $38.
The name-brand bestsellers are way out of that price range. Apple's iPad Mini starts at $399, and Google’s own Nexus 7 starts at $229. The lowest price for Samsung’s Galaxy Tab is a kiddie version, marked down for the holidays to $199 on the company’s...Read more »
Facebook Inc took a first step on Tuesday toward selling video ads that play automatically in newsfeeds, moving cautiously to unlock a source of revenue that could annoy users.
The world's largest social network, which had long been expected to try and grab a larger slice of the $66 billion U.S. television advertising market, will start by working with Summit Entertainment on ads for "Divergent,"...Read more »
Facebook users got coal in their stockings earlier this month when the social giant announced a few major changes. Henceforth, News Feed will prioritize "high quality content," or links to outside news articles.
The message to users: If you’d like anyone to see your next status update, you may want to include a shout-out to one of Facebook’s media partners. The network also said...Read more »
Volvo Trucks' commercial featuring Jean Claude Van Damme's "Epic Split" video is at 59.6 million views and counting on YouTube.
But contrary to popular belief, it wasn't the most interesting piece of advertising in 2013.
That title belongs to Microsoft's Scroogled campaign, which aims to turn the tide of public opinion against Google in the style of classic Washington D.C....Read more »
The last few years have been pretty rough on poor ol' Nokia.
Once the world's largest smartphone vendor, Nokia began this year in the number-10 position, falling hard from the salad days of low-end feature phones. After hitching its wagon to Microsoft, the handset maker began manufacturing solid devices that were hamstrung by an underdeveloped and undersupported mobile OS, causing them to...Read more »
The world’s financial centers are fighting each other for the right to host Alibaba Group’s initial public offering (IPO).
There’s no date set yet, although it is widely expected to happen in the first quarter of 2014. There are no documents that investors can pore over. There isn’t even final word that it’s going to happen.
But China’s biggest e-commerce site—a privately-held Chinese-language...Read more »
Keep it simple.
That’s good advice in life, and it’s great advice for technology investors. The more novel a thing is, the less we can predict about its future – so it’s important that we stick tothe basics. What is a company selling? What price can it get? What are its costs?
Netflix sells used video content. It repackages movies that have left the theater, and television shows that...Read more »