Is America’s national security Facebook and Google’s problem?

Jamie Metzl Contributor Share on Twitter Jamie Metzl is a Senior Fellow for Technology and National Security at the Atlantic Council. More posts by this contributor Homo Sapiens 2.0? We need a species

Online thrift store ThredUP is opening physical retail locations

ThredUP, the online secondhand clothing store that has raised over $130M in funding is going old school. The startup has announced they will be opening at least five brick and mortar retail stores by

Samsung Gear VR Sold Out Online At Amazon And Best Buy

If you didn’t pre-order the new consumer version of Samsung Gear VR, you might have some difficulty finding it on your favorite online shopping destinations. Amazon and Best Buy, both places tha

Online Labs Designed Its Own ARM Servers To Take On AWS, DigitalOcean

A couple of years ago, the team behind Online Labs started a long ambitious project — instead of building a virtual cloud hosting infrastructure that competes directly with Amazon Web Services,

Amazon’s Grocery Business Learns From Webvan That Rapid Growth Is The Enemy Of Fresh

Amazon is moving deeper into at-home grocery delivery with AmazonFresh, which is expanding to L.A. as of last week, and which is set to continue to roll out to further markets over the course of this

Mobile App Inventory On Track To Match Online Display Ad Spend By Year-End

Mobile app analytics firm <a href="">Flurry</a> released a <a href="

What Makes People Act Like Jerks Online?

<img src="" />It's no secret that people can be jerks on the Internet. Lord knows that I've seen my fair share of flame wars all over the

Pew Research: More People Got Their News Online Yesterday Than From A Print Newspaper

<img src=""> The Pew Research Center, which regularly surveys U.S. consumers about their media consumption habits, put out a <a href learns that Web sites work best when they're actually online

<img src="" />Call me crazy, but Web sites usually work best when they're online. Nobody knows this better than we do here at CrunchGear, w

Mailround goes electronic as Finland tries scanning its post

<img src="" class="shot2" />Would you like to read the regular postal mail that comes through your letterbox on a PC, e-reader or mobile over breakfast? Then move

What happens first: Team USA wins the World Cup or people start paying for online news?

<img src="" />Would you pay for access to The Huffington Post? The Guardian? Or, gasp, CrunchGear? People in the news business are tr

Popular Science archives are now online

<img src="">Back in the old days, when people got their tech news from stacks of paper stapled toge

Survey: 13 percent of teens have posted nude photos of themselves online

<img src="" />A new poll, conducted by Common Sense Media, suggests that teens are complete idiots when it comes to comporting themselve

The sky is falling! Computer Shopper Magazine going all-digital

Those of you that have been screaming that print is dead have another feather to put in your cap: venerable Computer Shopper Magazine will cease production of its printer version come April of this ye

A cyber success! Cyber Monday 2008 was 15 percent bigger than last year's

Good news, everyone! Cyber Monday 2008: Great Depression Edition was a tremendous success for online retailers, which saw a 15 percent volume increase over 2007. That’s what Comscore says, at le

Will online streaming change the way we watch sports?

Let’s revisit a topic that we addressed several months ago: illicit online streaming of television broadcasts, namely sports. This is different from going to the Pirate Bay a few hours after a s

Sony's Crackle going to try its hand at original online content

Sony is set to announce a re-launch of video entertainment network site Crackle today, with a roll-out of a number of new web shows including sketches by L.A. comedy troupe “The Groundlings&#822

Time Warner tells price-gouging TV provider to take a long walk off a short pier

We really ought to applaud Time Warner, I think. A company that owns the rights to broadcast some of the major networks in certain markets, LIN TV, has been playing hardball with the cable operator, d

Rick ‘Rickroll’ Astley up for ‘best act ever’ award Great news. Great, great news. Rick Astley of Rickrolling fame is up for the “Best Act Ever” award at the MTV Europe Music Awards t

Trends in rich media consumption and delivery

Here’s an interesting Q and A session with a panel of experts in the rich media industry — mostly online video – that took place last Tuesday at the Pacific Crest Technology Leadership Forum
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