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Lunar Mission One races past goal, thrills crowdfunding experts

This week Lunar Mission One (LMO), a project aiming to land a spacecraft on the moon’s South Pole, passed its first crowdfunding goal – and then some. Roughly $1.05 million of an…

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Instagram overtakes Twitter, Microsoft accepts bitcoin and Uber’s setbacks

In a blogpost Wednesday, Instagram announced that it reached 300 million active users, eclipsing Twitter’s most recently reported 284 million users.

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Consumers and companies told to learn from 2014’s privacy breaches

Kelsey Finch is policy counsel at the Future of Privacy Forum, a Washington DC-based think tank seeking to advance best practice in data privacy. She has specialized in wearables, big data, de-identification…

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Google’s Europe problems, Samsung reshuffle and Twitter’s app tracking

The European Parliament voted on Wednesday, by a convincing 384 votes to 174, in favor of unbundling Google’s search business from its advertising and other businesses.

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Firefox picks Yahoo, Twitter’s search and Russian webcam site

A decade-long partnership between Google and Mozilla, the maker of the Firefox browser, is nearing an end as the two have broken up in the U.S.

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Twitter debt downgraded, YouTube’s subscription services and Amazon’s book deal

Rumors of internal turmoil, a stock price that has fallen 37% in 2014, and a newly branded credit rating of BB- by Standard and Poor’s continue to put Twitter’s strategies into question.

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Facebook stock falls on future spending worries

Facebook beat analyst expectations when it revealed its quarterly earnings report on Tuesday, reporting $3.2 billion in quarterly revenue at $0.43 earnings per share. The social media giant also reported a 7%…

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Amazon under investor fire, Ello stands by policy and Google’s new Inbox

In a press release on Thursday, Amazon disclosed its financial results for Q3 of 2014. The company sustained a net loss of $437 million, or $0.95 loss per share, compared with a $41 million loss in the same quarter of 2013.

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Ello the latest contender to challenge Facebook’s firmly held position

A decade ago, Mark Zuckerberg and a team of computer developers set up shop in Palo Alto to start the next big thing.  Since then, Facebook has dominated the social media sphere…

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Snapchat investment could set tone for Yahoo’s future strategy

Reports suggest Yahoo will invest $20 million in Snapchat, as a part of a financing round that would give the ephemeral messaging app a $10 billion valuation. If it does, it would…

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