There’s an intriguing faux “Chinese curse” stemming from Colonial British times. It goes like this: “May you live in interesting times.” The seemingly innocuous curse is often associated with the desire for disorder or law enforcement to be visited on its victim. And if you’re a vendor, or customer, of The Silk Road, boy, your times just got a lot more interesting.
You need never worry about finding the right song for your YouTube video again, as the site has rolled out the YouTube Audio Library. This is a specially-commissioned set of royalty-free instrumental tracks available for anyone to use on YouTube and beyond.
Last Thursday, the California Public Utilities Commission (CPUC) voted unanimously (5-0) for the legalization of ridesharing programs within the state, offering a safe passage for companies operating in legal limbo within the state.
Twitter has added some blue lines to its UI, and caused consternation amongst the masses. Is Twitter ruining its user experience in order to go public?
Facebook has announced a partnership aimed at expanding Internet access to the billions of people who are still offline. It’s based on the idea that mobile phones are the key in less connected areas.
In an effort to bolster the number of games on its platform, Ouya is offering $1 million to indie developers willing to create games that will, for six months at least, be exclusive to the Ouya console.
British Prime Minister David Cameron recently declared that Internet porn would be banned by default for all U.K. citizens. This is wrong, dangerous, and scary on so many levels.
George W Bush has been named the most controversial subject on English-language Wikipedia by University of Oxford researchers. They also found religion was a hot topic across all languages and countries.
When video arrived on Instagram there was immediate speculation that this was going to have an adverse effect on Vine. And so it has come to pass, with early stats suggesting Vine is suffering now that people can use Instagram instead.
The idea that tech startups are limited to Silicon Valley has been defunct for some time now. After all, there’s Silicon Alley — New York City’s digital scene — and a good deal of quality startups in Boston. But could a thriving startup environment also be found in the Midwest, including, of all places, Kansas City Missouri?