Articles by Ryan W. Neal
- Four Major Silicon Valley Companies Settle Case Over Employee 'No Poaching' Policies
April 24 2014 4:26 PM
About 60,000 tech employees filed the class action lawsuit in 2011 and said the companies adopted the “no poaching” policy to avoid a salary war.
- Why The FCC Plan Could Kill Net Neutrality For Good
April 24 2014 3:24 PM
The rules would allow Internet service providers like Comcast and Verizon to charge content providers for a “fast lane” to deliver large amounts of data to consumers.
- Mobile Helps Facebook Revenue Surge 72%
April 23 2014 4:58 PM
The firm reported earnings per share of 25 cents on $2.5 billion of revenue, beating Wall Street estimates of 24 cents and $2.4 billion.
- New OnePlus One Smartphone Features Great Specs For Low Cost
April 23 2014 3:19 PM
With great specs, design and cost, the OnePlus One could break into the crowded smartphone market.
- Facebook's $2B Oculus Buy OK'd By FTC
April 23 2014 12:24 PM
The U.S. DOJ and FTC examined the deal to make sure it cleared antitrust laws, but there was little doubt it would be approved.
- How Netflix Avoided A PR Nightmare With Its Latest Price Increase
April 22 2014 5:06 PM
This time, the video giant’s $1 or $2 subscription fee hike for new users was cheered by investors and even some customers.
- Why Facebook's Strong Earnings Growth Streak Will Continue In Q1
April 22 2014 1:52 PM
Mobile ads will likely be a major focus for investors, especially on the heels of Facebook's recent moves to encourage mobile user growth.
- Tom Preston-Werner Resigns From GitHub After Investigation Clears His Name
April 22 2014 12:25 PM
Preston-Werner said that a visit with the Oculus VR team convinced him of the potential of immersive computing and virtual reality, and he will now dedicate his time working on code in this new medium.
- AT&T Amps Up GigaBit Internet Battle With U-Verse GigaPower
April 21 2014 4:17 PM
The company still has to negotiate its plans with each city, but AT&T said it hopes to start building the gigabit networks by the end of 2014.
- New Google Technology Can Solve CAPTCHA Tests Better Than You
April 17 2014 4:09 PM
The Google Street View team created a new computer program that can fool one of the best tests known for distinguishing humans from bots.
- Largest Golden Parachute Ever Given To Yahoo Exec Fired For Poor Performance
April 17 2014 12:44 PM
Henrique de Castro was only Yahoo's chief operating officer for 15 months, but he has received a severance package worth nearly $58 million.
- After Heartbleed, What Other Bugs Lurk On The Internet?
April 17 2014 12:13 PM
“If builders built buildings the way programmers wrote programs, then the first woodpecker that came along would destroy civilization.”
- Canada Makes First Heartbleed Arrest
April 16 2014 6:26 PM
A 19-year-old hacker living in London, Ontario, was accused of using Heartbleed to steal taxpayer data from the Canada Revenue Agency.
- Is Amazon Developing A Phone With 3D Touchscreen?
April 15 2014 6:05 PM
Images that claim to be leaked photographs of the Amazon's upcoming smartphone confirm four cameras on the phone's body that power a 3D user interface.
- Why Twitter Acquired Gnip
April 15 2014 2:49 PM
Twitter said Gnip has been “crucial” in turning tweets into a valuable marketing product for companies over the past four years.
- How To Buy Google Glass
April 15 2014 1:05 PM
Google made the futuristic smart glasses available to the public for the first time, but only for one day.
- Now Heartbleed Tearing Into Bitcoin
April 11 2014 2:00 PM
To fight the bug, the Bitcoin Foundation advised all bitcoin developers and merchants to upgrade to the latest version of Bitcoin Core.
- US Government Wants Your Facebook Data
April 11 2014 1:04 PM
Unlike Facebook’s first transparency report, its second report was allowed to clarify how many requests came from U.S. law enforcement.
- 'Micro' May Become First, Affordable 3D Printer
April 10 2014 4:24 PM
With its 'Micro' product, M3D Llc. may have just found the perfect combination of design/affordability to bring 3D printing into the mainstream.
- 'Perfect Forward Secrecy' - The Technology To Counter Heartbleed Cyberthreat
April 10 2014 2:54 PM
Perfect forward secrecy generates a new random key every time public data is transmitted to a server.