Autumn Ratke, CEO of Bitcoin Firm Found Dead in Suspected Suicide

It appears bitcoin’s recent turmoil has claimed its first life. Autumn Ratke a 28-year-old American CEO of bitcoin exchange firm First Meta was found dead in her...

Kickstarter Passes $1 Billion Mark in Pledges

Kickstarter announced on Monday it had surpassed the $1 billion mark in pledges, with more than $500 million pledged in the past year alone. Over...

Twitter Accidentally Sends Password Reset E-mails to Users

Don't panic! Your Twitter account hasn't been hacked, the password has just been accidentally reset. Overnight, Twitter "unintentionally sent some password reset notices... due to a...

Facebook Looking to Buy 11,000 Drones to Provide Internet Access Across Africa

Social network in negotiations to buy a drone manufacturer with the aim of using its high-altitude autonomous aircraft to beam internet connections to isolated...

Microsoft Giving Away Free Tool to Help XP Users Upgrade

Reacting to criticism from customers that upgrading from Windows XP was "impossible," Microsoft today announced it would give away a limited migration tool to...

Kickstarter Reaches $1 Billion in Crowdfunding Pledges; Games Are Most Popular Category

Kickstarter today recorded its one billionth dollar pledged, nearly four years after the crowdfunding site went live in April 2009. The company launched a...

Google’s Barge in San Francisco Bay is Moving to New Location in Stockton, CA

The guessing game about Google Barge's future destination after leaving its current construction site on Treasure Island in San Francisco Bay is over. CNET has...

Now, You Can Talk to Your Google Chrome Browser

Like Glass, Chrome now has "ears." Say, "OK Google," and the browser will act on your spoken search.   For years, Google has thought of its...

Tim Cook Teases Apple Shareholders at Meeting, but says, “Our Mission is Not to...

At an annual shareholders meeting Friday that was almost completely devoid of drama, Apple Chief Executive Tim Cook still managed to stun the audience...

Pew Research: 87% of U.S. Adults Now Use the Internet, Majority of Them Through...

Almost 90 percent of American adults surveyed use the Internet, and almost all say that the Internet has been a good thing for them...

New iOS Flaw Gives Malicious Apps the Ability to Record Touchscreen Presses

Security researchers identified a vulnerability in iOS that allows apps to record all touch screen and button presses while running in the background on...

Blackberry Sticks With Trackpad and Physical Keyboard, but says ‘Don’t Count Us Out’

Blackberry has gone from ruling the smartphone universe to the bottom of the heap. But at the Mobile World Congress in Barcelona, the company’s...

Mark Zuckerberg at Mobile World Congress: WhatsApp is Worth More than $19 Billion

Facebook Inc. (FB) Chief Executive Officer Mark Zuckerberg said WhatsApp Inc., which his social-media company bought last week, was “worth more than $19 billion.” The mobile-messaging startup was...

Google’s Director of Engineering says Robots Will be Smarter Than Humans by 2029

By 2029, computers will be able to understand our language, learn from experience and outsmart even the most intelligent humans, according to Google’s director...

Firefox-creator, Mozilla, Plans $25 Smartphone for Developing Countries

Firefox OS, an upstart smartphone operating system aimed at challenging the Apple and Google duopoly, will power a new category of $25 smartphones for...

Microsoft Goes Cheap on Windows Phone to Increase Access to Devices

Microsoft Corp is pushing to reach a far wider audience for smartphones running its Windows Phone software by turning to cheaper chipsets and easing restrictions on how...

Facebook’s New Purchase, WhatsApp, Suffers 3 Hour Outage

WhatsApp, the rapidly expanding mobile messaging app, suffered an outage for more than three hours on Saturday, frustrating users just days after its acquisition...

Brian Acton and Jan Koum, the Unlikely Founders Behind WhatsApp, Took the Unbeaten Path...

WhatsApp isn’t your average Silicon Valley startup. The company’s founders Jan Koum, 38, and Brian Acton, 42, shun the media spotlight and are much older...

Google Makes Plans to Expand Ultra-Fast Fiber Internet and TV Service to 34 Cities

Google Inc is exploring a major expansion of its super-fast "Fiber" TV and Internet service, which could extend the nascent network to 34 more...

Facebook Buys Messaging Service WhatsApp for $19 Billion

Facebook Inc will buy fast-growing mobile-messaging startup WhatsApp for $19 billion in cash and stock, as the world's largest social network looks for ways...