Marketers have always co-opted youth culture for their benefit, but perhaps the recent Samsung commissioned selfie with David Ortiz and President Obama crossed the line.
Tomorrow, more than five dozen Internet companies, including the major Silicon Valley players, will ask the government to allow them to release information to users about the national security requests they’ve handled.
Whistleblower Edward Snowden’s options are dwindling with news that Russia and Ecuador — and as many as 10 other countries — have rejected his application for asylum.
The White House today launched an Instagram account, Mr. Obama’s social media team tweeted.
Since it was revealed in the first week of June that the NSA monitors global email and phone activity in part by obtaining information from major Internet service providers including Google, traffic on the more privacy conscious search engine DuckDuckGo has risen by about half, the company said.
As the United States and Russia gear up to a summit to discuss their options for handling the ongoing civil conflict in Syria, the country has dropped 79 percent of its Internet connections, according to monitoring company Renesys.
Rachel Maddow, MSNBC’s popular intellectual host, just concluded an Ask Me Anything session on Reddit in the lead-up to her talk Sunday at South by Southwest.
AppNewser asked, What’s Favorite App, Dan Roth?
The executive editor at LinkedIn picked to-do app Wunderlist because, “the app is clean and simple, loads instantly and works on every platform,” which Roth considers essential, “if, like me, you need to get your must-dos written down quickly or have them disappear into the ether,” he said.
Roth also likes that the app is free and he can prioritize his lists. “I used to use Remember the Milk, but prefer Wunderlist’s easier method for prioritizing, as well as its ability to share lists,” he continued. “I love watching what happens when I complete a to-do: the text gets crossed out, a big check appears and the item drops into a Recently Completed section. And for a few seconds I can feel like Sisyphus reaching the top of the mountain.”
Welcome to our new column, What’s Your Favorite App?, a new feature where we talk to media professionals, journalists and authors about what kinds of apps they are using in hopes of helping readers discover new apps. Read more
Madonna joined Instagram over the weekend, posting a photo of herself sans makeup. The 54-year-old pop goddess waited until her second photo to show cleavage. She also posted a photo of herself sporting a fake mustache.
President Obama will take questions about his Tuesday State of the Union speech using a Google Hangout.