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Post Tech: February 20, 2011 - February 26, 2011

Mary Meeker's plan to turn the country around

"Queen of the Net" Mary Meeker, now an analyst at Kleiner Perkins Caufield and Byers, issued a report that argues that the United States should invest in technology, research and development on its path to economic recovery. The report, "U.S.A,...

By Hayley Tsukayama  | February 25, 2011; 12:13 PM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (0)
Categories:  Tech for Development  
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The Circuit: Google changes search algorithm, Huawei asks for investigation, PayPal explains WikiLeaks flap

The Circuit: Google changes search algorithm, Huawei asks for investigation, PayPal explains WikiLeaks flap

By Hayley Tsukayama  | February 25, 2011; 8:22 AM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (1)
Categories:  AT&T, Apple, Google, International, Mobile, Verizon  
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Top techies head to the White House for first meeting

The White House will host the first meeting of the President's Council on Jobs and Competitiveness today.

By Hayley Tsukayama  | February 24, 2011; 11:40 AM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (23)
Categories:  Comcast, Facebook  
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The Circuit: Assange can be extradited, Apple succession proposal fails, Disney buys kids' social network

The Circuit: Assange can be extradited, Apple succession proposal fails, Disney buys kids' social network

By Hayley Tsukayama  | February 24, 2011; 8:19 AM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (2)
Categories:  Apple, Kids Online, Microsoft, Mobile, Social media, intellectual property  
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Obama names Facebook, Intel and Comcast execs to new jobs council

President Obama named Facebook chief operating officer Sheryl Sandberg, venture capitalist John Doerr and Comcast chief executive Brian Roberts to his council on jobs and competitiveness, highlighting the administration's emphasis on high-tech and media firms to help shape economic policy....

By Cecilia Kang  | February 23, 2011; 2:54 PM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (13)
Categories:  Comcast, Facebook, Intel, Tech for Development  
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The Circuit: Huawei wins injunction, Netflix and CBS team up, Google revises SSN policy for kids

The Circuit: Huawei wins injunction, Netflix and CBS team up, Google revises SSN policy for kids

By Hayley Tsukayama  | February 23, 2011; 8:23 AM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (0)
Categories:  Digital Divide, FTC, Kids Online, Online Anthropology, Online Video, Privacy  
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Cellphone study shows one-hour exposure changes brain activity

Scientists at the National Institute of Health on Tuesday released a study that showed 50 minutes of cellphone use could alter the activity of the part of the brain closest to a cellphone antenna. The findings, to be released Wednesday...

By Cecilia Kang  | February 22, 2011; 4:57 PM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (16)
Categories:  Mobile  
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FTC to review Apple iPhone in-app purchases

The Federal Trade Commission said Tuesday it will review the marketing and delivery of mobile applications that charge users for products and services, such as through Apple's iTunes store. FTC Chairman Jon Leibowitz wrote in a letter to Rep....

By Cecilia Kang  | February 22, 2011; 4:23 PM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (6)
Categories:  Apple, FTC  
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Chinese government launches search engine

The Xinhua News Agency, China's main government news agency, launched its own Internet search site Tuesday.

By Hayley Tsukayama  | February 22, 2011; 10:08 AM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (0)
Categories:  International  
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The Circuit: Google antitrust, S. Korean Internet speeds, Spotify raises $100 million

The Circuit: Google antitrust, South Korean Internet speeds, Spotify raises $100 million

By Hayley Tsukayama  | February 22, 2011; 8:14 AM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (1)
Categories:  Antitrust, Apple, Google, Social media, internet  
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