Bits Daily Report: The Ugly and Antisocial Side of Social Media
It is passé to say these days, but maybe it bears repeating after Wednesday: Social media is a powerful thing.
Bits Blog: Airbnb Appoints Chris Lehane, Former Adviser to Bill Clinton, as Head of Policy
Airbnb is appointing Chris Lehane, once a top political adviser to Bill Clinton and Al Gore and a longtime strategist, as its head of global...
Free Windows 10 Is Downloaded 75 Million Times
Seventy-five million users have downloaded Windows 10 to their personal computers and tablets in the first month of its release, Microsoft...
Bits Blog: Security Blogger May Have New Lead in Ashley Madison Hacking
Fallout from the breach of the adultery dating site spreads as law enforcement investigates further. A song from the rock band AC/DC has a role in...
Joseph Traub, Who Helped Bring Computer Science to Universities, Dies at 83
Mr. Traub, who founded the computer science department at Columbia, helped the emerging academic discipline garner respectability and resources....
State of the Art: Violence Gone Viral, in a Well-Planned Rollout on Social Media
A gunman orchestrates his own moment in the limelight, a frightful twist in an age of online sharing and ubiquitous video documentation....
Bits Blog: Facebook Tests a Digital Assistant for Its Messaging App
Facebook is wading into the increasingly crowded field of digital personal assistants with a new offering called M.
Disruptions: How Did We Ever Have Babies Before Apps Came Along?
Downloads let you track labor pains and your baby’s development, and can even help your child fall asleep.
Book Entry: The Melting of Mark Zuckerberg’s Donation to Newark Schools
“The Prize: Who’s in Charge of America’s Schools?” looks at how applying business principles to education can go awry.
App Smart: Video Feature: Some Back-to-School Tools to Download
Make your own flashcards and other study aids, and keep on schedule with some education apps.
Bits Blog: The Appeal of Free: 75 Million Users Download Windows 10 in First Month
The early audience-building of both users and developers is crucial for Microsoft, and the early results look encouraging.
New York City and Verizon Battle Over FiOS Service
The company says it met its promise to have fiber-optic cable for FiOS pass all three million homes in the city by the end of last year. The city’s...