| Jul 2, 2014
| 1:20 PM
Twitter's Dick Costolo is gutting the company's top ranks as he seeks to build an executive dream team.
The microblogging service Tuesday appointed a new chief financial officer, former Goldman Sachs banker Anthony Noto, who took the company public in...
| Jul 3, 2014
By now you have likely heard about this Facebook experiment, where the platform's data scientists manipulated the content you saw in your News Feed to see if it affected your posting habits.
I think Jackie Chiles on "Seinfeld" had the right idea when he...
| Jul 2, 2014
| 3:38 PM
There may be no company on Earth more experienced at saying "we're sorry, but not really" than Facebook.
The latest example concerns the company's now-infamous 2012 psychological experiment on nearly 700,000 unwitting users, which broke into public...
| Jul 1, 2014
| 1:02 PM
I use Facebook. It depresses me sometimes. Does this mean I’ve been manipulated as part of the recent Great Facebook User Social Experiment, and if so, can I sue someone? Because a couple of my Facebook “friends” are lawyers, and at...
| Jun 30, 2014
| 2:02 PM
Facebook just doesn't get it.
The company doesn't get why people are pitching such a fit over the user-manipulation study it conducted in 2012, the details of which broke this weekend. It doesn't get what this says about how it treats its users, and...
| Jun 26, 2014
| 4:30 PM
UCLA mathematics professor Terence Tao already has a bevy of prestigious awards for his work in such fields as number theory and harmonic analysis. Now he is adding one more lucrative prize.
Tao, 38, has been named one of five winners of the new...
| Jun 16, 2014
| 2:01 PM
| May 22, 2014
| 12:09 PM
Has Mark Zuckerberg had a change of heart?
For years, the Facebook CEO pushed users to share more and more, much to the ire of privacy advocates.
But on Thursday, the company announced that it will make it easier for users to share less, changing the...
| May 16, 2014
| 8:17 AM
A national rowing group with ties to the Winklevoss family is looking to invest about $2 million in St. Charles to establish a professional rowing club in the Fox Valley and increase the number of young people involved in the sport.
| May 19, 2014
| 9:22 PM
I haven't seen "Neighbors" yet, but it got a lukewarm review from my daughter and her boyfriend, which surprised me. Anyway, it gave me an excuse to offer my list of the 10 Best Movies About College. I don't claim......
| Jun 13, 2014
| 5:54 PM
New Jersey Gov. Chris Christie has fostered a close relationship with Facebook chief executive Mark Zuckerberg, attending a fundraiser at his Palo Alto home last year and securing a $100 million donation from the tech guru for Newark schools in 2010....
| Jun 13, 2014
| 7:57 PM
New Jersey Gov. Chris Christie, who signed legislation barring "gay conversion therapy" in his state, said Friday that Texas Gov. Rick Perry's comparison of homosexuality to alcoholism was wrong.
"I disagree with him, and I don't believe that's an...