Instagram's homepage.
Business quote of the day
By Alex Hern - 30 August 12:44

Silicon valley business models edition.

The President's attempt to win over redditors, from
I am Barack Obama, President of the United States -- AMA
By Alex Hern - 30 August 12:25

The President enters the source of memes, and comes out unscathed.

Medium and Branch.
Twitter's founders launch two new services. What are they, and do they have a hope?
By Alex Hern - 17 August 12:53

Medium and Branch could be third (and fourth) time lucky for Stone and Williams.

New Statesman
Twitter goes full douchebag
By Alex Hern - 17 August 8:38

Twitter is to block most third-party apps, which don't comply with their strict rules on access.

The economics of spam
By Alex Hern - 10 August 15:46

Junk emails cost $20bn a year. Not just an irritation.

The High Court ruling which could break the internet
By Alex Hern - 09 August 18:00

Could linking to a website be copyright infringement?

New Statesman
Are ISPs the problem or the solution to getting broader broadband?
By Sara Kelly - 08 August 15:57

We need fast broadband, and we need it everywhere. But is it harder to do with one company controlling a third of the market?

Some images from Sao Paulo
Instagram + GPS = Cities, Now
By Alex Hern - 08 August 12:24

A new site shows the beauty of cities around the world. But it also reminds us of the redefinition of privacy

An "extreme" prosecution?
By David Allen Green - 07 August 13:51

The offence in the infamous “Tiger porn” case is being used again

New Statesman
Digital erasure: how to avoid it happening to you
By Alex Hern - 06 August 9:50

Mat Honan lost everything. Here's how to ensure you don't.

I’m wired, therefore I exist
By Santiago Zabala - 29 July 9:07

But has your existence started to belong to others?

Douchebag Twitter.
Twitter fires first shots against Instagram/Facebook
By Alex Hern - 27 July 12:00

The Great Network Wars of 2012 have begun.

Facebook posts second-quarter net loss of $157m
By New Statesman - 27 July 9:43

A major dip as the social network publishes its first quarterly results since becoming a public company.

Gamers Against Bigotry is hacked... by gamers in favour of bigotry
By Helen Lewis - 24 July 11:59

A site which opposed racist, sexist language in online multiplayer is repeatedly taken down by hackers.

Ballsy spammers
By Alex Hern - 10 July 10:02

If you have to force a site to delete your own spam, you're doing it wrong.

This is what online harassment looks like
By Helen Lewis - 06 July 9:30

Obscene images, hate sites and a game where people are invited to beat you up have been inflicted on Anita Sarkeesian.

European court rules that downloads are resaleable
By Alex Hern - 04 July 13:45

Licence agreements can't stop your statutory rights, the ECJ rules

New Statesman
YouView unveiled by Alan Sugar
By Joe Derry-Malone - 04 July 11:23

BBC-backed YouView launched two years behind schedule.

Facebook introduces icons for same-sex marriage
By Alex Hern - 04 July 10:18

The rollout happened quietly over the weekend

The Twitter logo, manipulated.
Twitter doesn't like you avoiding ads
By Alex Hern - 03 July 15:59

The social network has announced tough new restrictions on how third-parties can build apps.

Google launches smart TV products for the UK
By Helen Robb - 25 June 13:16

Google and Sony ready to launch Google TV on 16 July.

Tetris on Facebook. Now taking dollars! Though not pounds for some reason.
Facebook abandons its currency
By Alex Hern - 20 June 14:53

The social network is phasing out "Credits", allowing people to use real money again

Facebook buys facial recognition company
By Joe Derry-Malone - 19 June 11:29, an Israeli tech company, sold for a rumoured $60m.

Australian electronics retailer institutes "Internet Explorer tax"
By Alex Hern - 14 June 11:41

Using IE7 will cost you 6.8 per cent more.

Anita Sarkeesian
Dear The Internet, This Is Why You Can't Have Anything Nice
By Helen Lewis - 12 June 11:34

Anita Sarkeesian's project to expose stereotypes in video games attracts a maelstrom of hate.

A view from a Street View car, via
Google Street View is the most audacious data-gathering project ever
By Alex Hern - 08 June 10:20

Google Street View is an extraordinarily expensive project for a company which normally deals with razor-slim margins. It involves building customised cars, shipping them all over the world, and then hiring drivers to patrol the roads for hours on end.