If you think texting while walking is dangerous, just wait until everyone starts wearing Google’s futuristic, Internet-connected glasses. While wearing a pair, you can see directions to your destination appear literally before your eyes. You can talk to friends over video chat, take a photo or even buy a few things online as you walk […]
Lebanon might be halfway around the world from the tech hub of Silicon Valley, but Wednesday hundreds of digital enthusiasts saw Google, one of the world’s best known IT companies, come to them.
By Ghassan Karam
Creative destruction is the phrase popularized by Joseph Schumpeter, the great economist, who used it to describe the creative power of capitalism and the free markets
Tens of thousands of Europeans braved bitterly cold temperatures to rally against a controversial treaty intended to protect intellectual property. Anger spilled into the streets of European cities, from Sofia and Vilnius to Prague and Paris to voice displeasure with ACTA, the Anti Counterfeiting Trade Agreement.
Iran has cut off access to the Internet, leaving millions of people without access to email and social networks. A source inside the country confirmed this morning that Gmail, Hotmail, and Yahoo email are no longer available. Ditto for Facebook. So far, the government has not made any announcement about the service interruption.
Can the world live without Wikipedia for a day? The online encyclopedia is one of the Internet’s most visited sites, and at midnight Eastern Standard Time it began a 24-hour “blackout” in protest against proposed anti-piracy legislation that many leading websites — including Reddit, Google, Facebook, Amazon and others — contend will make it challenging […]
One morning in mid-August, seven months into the Arab Spring protests and government crackdowns in which thousands have been killed, something strange happened on Syria’s Internet.
Telecommunications Minister Nicolas Sehnaoui will address the obstacles that prevented Lebanon from attaining higher speed internet during Wednesday’s cabinet session, Al-Jumhuriya newspaper reported on Monday.
One of the ways Bashar al-Assad has tried to clamp down on the Syrian revolution is by restricting people’s access to the Internet. Since March 15, when the first protests in Syria began
Microsoft says it will buy the Internet phone company Skype for $8.5 billion in cash. Buying Skype is giving Microsoft Corp. a potentially valuable communications tool as it tries to make a bigger splash on the Internet and become a bigger force in the increasingly important smartphone market.