John Biggs via TechCrunch reports of the slow demise of Barnes & Noble, which he has been chronicling for several years now. There have been many signs of trouble for the bookseller chain over the years, but none have been more apparent than the recent layoffs made earlier this week. From the report: On Monday […]
At the yearly shareholder meeting, CEO Cook says mobile payments haven’t taken off like he thought they would. He also says wearables are booming.
Republicans are on the cusp of undercutting the very mental health and substance abuse services they’ve promised. The post Obamacare’s Demise Is a Looming Disaster for Mental Health appeared first on WIRED.
Sometimes humans just want to break things. And did you know that sliced-open bowling balls look a lot like gumballs?
The much-maligned Java browser plugin, source of so many security flaws over the years, is to be killed off by Oracle. It will not be mourned. Oracle, which acquired Java as part of its 2010 purchase of Sun Microsystems, has announced that the plugin will be deprecated in the next release of Java, version 9, […]
Hello from New York, friends, where TechCrunch’s staff has taken up residence to put on a small confab that you might have heard of. This week, the lovely Anthony Ha, the brilliant Colleen Taylor and myself are on hand, and on foot, to dig our way through the week. This time around, Microsoft managed to […]
A little over five years ago, Google unveiled SPDY, a new protocol that it positioned as a more secure, better-performing replacement for hypertext transfer protocol (HTTP), the communication protocol on which the Web is built. Today the company announced that it would soon be removing SPDY support from Chrome. That’s because the Internet Engineering Task […]
ndogg (158021) writes “The rumors of Munich’s city government going back to Microsoft seem to have been greatly exaggerated. There was a review of the city’s IT systems that was called for by the mayor, but it wasn’t solely just to decide on whether to move back to Microsoft. And while there have been complaints […]
Data out from tracking groups point to a slightly rosier picture of the PC market than expected in the first calendar quarter of 2014: Gartner estimates a Q1 decline of 1.7 percent in shipments of PCs; IDC estimates a 4.4 percent decline. That IDC number bests its forecast of a 5.3 percent decline. Read More