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  • Exclusive: Google may offer Wi-Fi for cities with its Google Fiber (Martyn Williams/Computerworld)

    24 April 2014, 11:25 pm

    Martyn Williams / Computerworld:Exclusive: Google may offer Wi-Fi for cities with its Google Fiber  —  Cities getting gigabit-speed fiber Internet could also gain Wi-Fi networks  —  Google is considering deploying Wi-Fi networks in towns and cities…
  • Salesforce launches Service SOS, an enterprise version of Amazon's Mayday button (Larry…

    24 April 2014, 11:05 pm

    Larry Dignan / ZDNet:Salesforce launches Service SOS, an enterprise version of Amazon's Mayday button  —  Summary: Salesforce plans a limited beta of Salesforce1 Service SOS, which takes Amazon's Mayday concept and makes it available to enterprises.  Can…
  • Pinterest Hits 30 Billion Total Pins, Up 50% In 6 Months (TechCrunch)

    24 April 2014, 10:30 pm

    TechCrunch:Pinterest Hits 30 Billion Total Pins, Up 50% In 6 Months  —  Tonight at an event in the company's San Francisco headquarters, Pinterest CEO Ben Silbermann announced that users had contributed more than 30 billion Pins since the service was…
  • Calm down: the FCC's position on Net neutrality hasn't changed (Marguerite Reardon/CNET)

    24 April 2014, 10:25 pm

    Marguerite Reardon / CNET:Calm down: the FCC's position on Net neutrality hasn't changed  —  There's been a lot of confusion about what the FCC is or is not proposing for its rewrite of its Open Internet rules.  CNET's Marguerite Reardon breaks it down. …
  • Focusing on single-purpose social apps could be the key to Google's social future (Danny…

    24 April 2014, 10:20 pm

    Danny Sullivan / Marketing Land:Focusing on single-purpose social apps could be the key to Google's social future  —  What Would Happen If Google Really Did Kill Google+?  —  News is leaking out that Google might be planning to kill Google+, or at…
  • Pinterest debuts Guided Search, Custom Categories, improved Related Pins (Lauren Hockenson/Gigaom)

    24 April 2014, 10:15 pm

    Lauren Hockenson / Gigaom:Pinterest debuts Guided Search, Custom Categories, improved Related Pins  —  At a Pinterest event Thursday evening in San Francisco, CEO Ben Silbermann announced changes to the photo-based social media platform to help improve…
  • Riding on virtual reality fever, Virtuix raises $3M round for Omni VR treadmill (Dean…

    24 April 2014, 9:55 pm

    Dean Takahashi / VentureBeat:Riding on virtual reality fever, Virtuix raises $3M round for Omni VR treadmill  —  Above: A Virtuix 360-degree treadmill plus an Oculus Rift headset makes for a terrifyingly immersive video game experience at GamesBeat 2013. …
  • Covert Bitcoin miner found stashed in malicious Google Play apps (Dan Goodin/Ars Technica)

    24 April 2014, 9:30 pm

    Dan Goodin / Ars Technica:Covert Bitcoin miner found stashed in malicious Google Play apps  —  Researchers scouring the official Google Play market have unearthed more Android apps that surreptitiously abuse end-user devices to carry out the…
  • California shoots down 'kill switch' legislation for smartphones (Richard Nieva/CNET)

    24 April 2014, 9:05 pm

    Richard Nieva / CNET:California shoots down ‘kill switch’ legislation for smartphones  —  Legislators rejected a bill requiring device makers like Apple to include antitheft software on smartphones sold in the state.  Their reason: It would be bad for…
  • Automattic aquires visual editor Scroll Kit, company to shut down in 3 months (Ingrid…

    24 April 2014, 8:25 pm

    Ingrid Lunden / TechCrunch:Automattic aquires visual editor Scroll Kit, company to shut down in 3 months  —  Automattic Buys Scroll Kit, A Code-Free Website Builder That Once Got Legal Heat From The NYT  —  WordPress maker Automattic's acquisition…
  • Comcast Says Netflix Slowed Down Its Own Streams (Peter Kafka/Re/code)

    24 April 2014, 8:05 pm

    Peter Kafka / Re/code:Comcast Says Netflix Slowed Down Its Own Streams  —  A couple days after Netflix and Comcast fought in public, the two companies, who are supposed to be partners, are at it again.  —  Three days after Netflix CEO Reed Hastings…
  • Comcast: Neflix degraded its Comcast streams, seeks to shift its costs onto all Internet users…

    24 April 2014, 7:55 pm

    Jennifer Khoury / Comcast Voices Blog:Comcast: Neflix degraded its Comcast streams, seeks to shift its costs onto all Internet users  —  Comcast Response to Netflix  —  Netflix's argument is a House of Cards.  But there is no need for us to engage in…
  • Mozilla's new CTO: JavaScript, Firefox OS expert Andreas Gal (Stephen Shankland/CNET)

    24 April 2014, 7:45 pm

    Stephen Shankland / CNET:Mozilla's new CTO: JavaScript, Firefox OS expert Andreas Gal  —  Gal, recruited six years ago by former CTO and short-lived CEO Brendan Eich, brings continuity to the nonprofit organization's top techie job.  —  Andreas Gal, an…
  • FCC's position on Net neutrality conflicts directly with what it warned against in 2010 (Jon…

    24 April 2014, 7:05 pm

    Jon Brodkin / Ars Technica:FCC's position on Net neutrality conflicts directly with what it warned against in 2010  —  The FCC's “fast lane” rule is awful for the Internet—just ask the FCC  —  FCC Chairman Tom Wheeler is in damage-control mode…
  • CEO Nadella Promises Microsoft Will Deliver "Courage in the Face of Reality" (Ina Fried/Re/code)

    24 April 2014, 6:25 pm

    Ina Fried / Re/code:CEO Nadella Promises Microsoft Will Deliver “Courage in the Face of Reality”  —  Microsoft CEO Satya Nadella praised his company's recent efforts to both grow where it is strong, but also to bulk up in areas where it has been…

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