Internet News

Facebook Announces Hiring Freeze Amidst Layoff Rumors (October 4, 2022): Facebook has instituted a hiring freeze. There are also rmors that there will be a round of layoffs.

Emojipedia Acquired by Zedge (August 3, 2021): The Emojipedia website and emoji reference has been acquired by Zedge.

Yahoo Answers to Shut Down (April 5, 2021): Yahoo has announced that Yahoo Answers will shut down on May 4th, 2021. It will switch to read-only starting April 20, 2021.

Google Ramps Up Google Meet to Challenge Zoom (May 14, 2020): Google is using its Google Meet video conferencing app to challenge Zoom.

Reddit Disables Start Chatting Shortly After Launch (May 1, 2020): Reddit has disabled its Start Chatting features shortly after launching the new chat product.

Microsoft Announces Windows 10 Will Arrive July 29 (June 1, 2015): Microsoft has announced that Windows 10 will be available starting July 29. It features a personal digital assistant and a new browser.

Google Launches Domain Name Service (July 7, 2014): Google has launched a domain name service called Google Domains. It is currently in invite-only mode.

China's Web Junkies Recover in Boot Camps (February 22, 2014): China's web junkies recover in tough-looking boot camp like recovery facilities.

SplashDate Unveils Top 25 Worst Passwords of 2013 (January 22, 2014): SplashData has unveiled its list of the 25 worst passwords of 2013. 123456 was the worst password, followed by using password as your password.

Google Launches Hummingbird Algorithm and Celebrates 15th Birthday (September 27, 2013): Google is celebrating its fifteenth birthday. It has also launched a new Hummingbird algorithm this week. Hummingbird actually went into effect a month ago.

3% of Americans Still Using Dial-up Connections (August 24, 2013): 3% of Americans are still using dial-up connections.

Google Launches Giant Balloons That Beam Internet to Homes (June 15, 2013): Google is testing giant balloons that beam the Internet to homeowners in remote locations.

Report: NSA Data Mining Nine Major Internet Companies to Collect Information About U.S. Citizens (June 6, 2013): The Washington Post reported today that the NSA has been data mining major Internet companies for information on citizens through a program called PRISM.

CERN to Recreate First Webpage (April 30, 2013): CERN has launched a project to recreate the very first webpage. This includes recreating the hardware and software used to make the first website.

Another Use for the Internet: Identifying Dead Bodies (March 9, 2013): The Cook County morgue in Chicago has found a new use for the Internet.

VeriSign Admits it Was Hacked in SEC Filing (February 2, 2012): Reuters is reporting that VeriSign revealed it was hacked in an SEC filing.

Senator Marc Rubio Withdraws Support for PIPA (January 18, 2012): Senator Marc Rubio posted on Facebook that he has withdrawn his support for PIPA, an Internet censorship bill.

Google Releases Google Zeitgeist With Data on Top 2010 Search Terms (December 20, 2010): Google has released the Google Zeitgeist for 2010.

Google Beat: Top Searches for Week Ending October 1 (October 3, 2010): Anne Espiritu reports on the week's hottest Google Search trends for the week ending October 1st.

Google Error Describes All Websites as Harmful (January 31, 2009): Even Google makes mistakes.