UC Berkeley grad student Sean Savage writes about social networks from the perpective of machines, corporations, and memes. Sean’s post pokes fun but is also a useful reminder of how insular and kinda creepy all this talk about "social media"…

My uncle tells a great story about how he discovered some of the technology that contributed making stealth aircraft. He was in charge of QA at an aircraft plant that was making wings out of composite materials. He was looking…

Google Reader API and Microsoft plans to bake RSS reader into next version of Outlook

Niall Kennedy rolled up his sleeves and reverse engineered the Google Reader product to document the API that runs it. After posting his findings, Google let him know that they are planning on opening access to the API. Cool! In…

Another reason why you need a good night’s sleep before executing large block trades with other people’s money. On Thursday morning, a trader at Mizuho Securities tried to sell 610,000 shares at ¥1 each of a job recruiting company called…