Ellen DeGeneres, the queen of awkward humor, set a record overnight for the most retweeted Twitter post of all time by squeezing a dozen of her closest Hollywood friends into a selfie during the Academy Awards show Sunday night.
ABC's "Shark Tank" program, on which entrepreneurs make their pitches to a panel of high profile investors on national TV, isn't the final word on whether a product or service will succeed. But as last week's show featuring Egos Ventures' $1.99 Cycloramic iOS and Android app illustrates, a thumb's up on the program – not to mention a $500,00 investment -- can boost a product into the stratosphere, or in other words, to the top of the Apple App Store charts.
Father of Ethernet Bob Metcalfe bravely dove back into the Reddit Ask Me Anything pool on Wednesday, deftly fielding questions from the masses about everything from techie topics like SDN to news topics like the NSA to random topics like bar fighting.
While Princeton University researchers predict Facebook could shed 80% of its users over the next few years, a Carnegie Mellon University computer scientist has the social network's back and says Facebook's prospects are good.
A pioneering researcher in the field of semiconductor lasers for enabling high capacity, long-distance fiber networks like those that provide the Internet's physical foundation has won the 2014 Japan Prize in the field of electronics, information and communication.
The Stanford marching band, known for its creative and sometimes controversial musical extravaganzas, geeked out during halftime of the 100th Rose Bowl football game on New Year's Day by collectively forming themselves into the ghostly shape of the Snapchat logo on the field.
Organizations drowning in big and small data will soon have a new way to wrangle, munge or transform it – however you want to describe the process – thanks to software from startup Trifacta that's now in beta tests.
Once upon a time some Carnegie Mellon University researchers came up with a scheme to use stories and pictures to help users live happily ever after by creating and remembering dozens of passwords – and avoiding use of the exact same passwords for multiple sites.
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