For the past two decades, the Internet has operated as an unregulated, competitive free market. Given the tendency of networked industries to lapse into monopoly—think of ATT’s 70-year hold over telephone service, for example—that’s a minor miracle.
What’s cooler than $19 billion? How about changing the world? Mark Zuckerberg took a step closer to realizing a dream to bring the Internet to everyone on the planet with Facebook’s $19 billion acquisition of mobile messaging service WhatsApp on Wednesday.
Google is working on a new WiFi app that could take a lot of the drudgery out of accessing wireless hotspots.
Google is bringing awareness to global deforestation with a new website that lets users see how the world’s forests have been being cut down since 2000.
At the core of Google’s freshly announced experimental Project Tango smartphone platform is a vision processor called the Myriad 1, manufactured by chip startup Movidius and its CEO Remi El-Ouazzane.
You can now immerse yourself in the magnificence of India’s iconic Taj Mahal and 29 other monuments from the country, simply by making your way through Street View on Google Maps.