How Google Images can help you research your family history like never before
Why you can’t judge a social network by its number of users
BBC investigation doubts value of Facebook advertising
Irish PM to NYSE: We can become the cloud computing capital of the world
Two tourists capture stunning murmuration of starlings above Ireland’s longest river
Instagram continues to abandon mobile-only approach, further expands to desktop web
Instagram is continuing to abandon its mobile-only approach as the company’s co-founder, Kevin Systrom, today announced that, for the first time, users’ feeds can be viewed on the desktop web.
Twitter hack was not an “isolated incident” & not the work of amateurs
While those that hacked Twitter did not gain access to a large number of accounts the company has warned that more could be on the way as the number of attacks against media companies increase.
Internet outages in Bangladesh may soon become a thing of the past
National Internet outages in Bangladesh may soon become a thing of the past as recent evidence suggests that the country is no longer reliant on a single submarine fibre-optic cable connecting it to the rest of the world.
Google calls on governments to be transparent about how & why they request access to citizens’ data
Google has asked international governments to be more open with how they use legal means to get access to users’ information. The call comes as Google releases its latest Transparency Report, which shows a steady increase in governments’ requests for users’ data.
Update: Cuban Internet speeds vastly improve today but access still limited
Updating news from last week, Internet traffic in Cuba was vastly improved today but the country is still far behind in allowing web access to its citizens
Has Cuba activated a dormant undersea cable connecting it to the global Internet?
Has Cuba activated a dormant two year old undersea data cable, connecting the island directly to the global Internet? if so, why is it so slow?
WordPress.com courts photographers, graphic artists
WordPress.com is courting photographers, videographers, illustrators and other artists to its publishing platform by launching a dedicated portfolio section on its website.
Google: No, our Street View car didn’t knock over a donkey
Nope, Google’s Street View car didn’t knock over a donkey in Botswana – and here’s the evidence, says the search company.
Google reveals our most popular 2013 New Year’s Resolution – to find love
Google is mapping our 2013 New Year Resolutions and it appears that this year what we want to find most is love.
500px takes on Flickr and Instagram with ‘Awesome’ offer
In the wake of Instagram’s terms of service fallout and Flickr’s three free months offer of Flickr Pro, 500px has followed suit with a great offer of its own.
500px debuts new, improved image uploader
Professional photo sharing site 500px has debuted its new, improved image uploader that delivers a “clever redesign and elegant interface created to optimize your upload experience”.
Google thanks those who signed its #freeandopen petition, says more will be needed in the future
Google’s Vint Cerf thanks those that signed its petition for Internet freedom but warns that more will be needed in the future.
A man falling from space & robots on other planets: Google’s global Zeitgeist reveals what we searched for in 2012
Google has revealed what we searched for in 2012, in its annual Search Zeitgeist report. From Martian rovers to a man jumping from space, this was 2012 in search terms.
Russia backtracks on controversial proposal that would give the ITU more control over the Internet
Russia will not table a proposal that would see the UN’s ITU take over more control over the Internet. The country is currently redrafting it, with the new document to be presented soon.
Google’s Siri-competitor, Google Now, could be coming to Chrome
It looks like Google is working on a version of its Siri-competitor, Google Now, for its Chrome browser.