Kickstarter has faced allegations of elitism for its aggressive curation of projects hosted on its crowdfunding platform, but this week the company is apologizing for facilitating the funding of a crass guide for straight men to get laid.
Botted computers owned by women and girls command 100 times the price of male-owned bots in a lively black market for hacked computers and images captured illicitly with their webcams, a BBC investigation found.
Google+ now hosts more user accounts than Twitter, according to a survey [pdf] conducted in March by Burst Media.
Any new physical package for technology creates a wide range of new possible uses for it, as the smartphone demonstrates. That possibility accounts for the enthusiasm the Google Glass users at I/O reported about the device. But to succeed, Glass will have to appeal to average users. To do that, it will have to clear several substantial hurdles.
While it’s popular among women, Pinterest is causing stress among moms, who see all of the photos of other women’s food, home and craft triumphs as evidence of their own failure, a TODAY show survey of 7,000 mothers found.
In a side-by-side comparison of men versus women on Facebook, this infographic illustrates the difference between the sexes. We wish we had better news to share — this analysis of favorite brands, media preferences, and activities for men and women confirms common stereotypes about both genders.
Millennials, or young people who have never known a world without Internet technology, have already begun to see how online social networking behavior can come home to roost during a job search. Some behaviors are beginning to shift as a result, but some users still fail to take necessary precautions, according to a McAfee infographic.
In what appears to be the first academic study devoted to Pinterest usage, scholars Eric Gilbert and Loren Terveen conclude that Pinterest’s thing-based platform taps in to consumer demand.
Mackenzie Wilson, a 9 year-old straight-A student from Stevensville, Maryland, started a Kickstarter campaign with her mom to help pay for a role-playing game coding camp through RPG maker so she can create her own game.
Riviera Partners, a California-based recruiting service crunched some numbers related to software developers it helped place in Silicon Valley in 2012. The numbers are pretty stunning. A junior-level engineer working in PHP, the least lucrative of the major programming languages, earns $75,000. But just 14 percent of the people benefiting from the tech boom are women.