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Quora collects $80 million in funding

The Web and mobile information hub is padding its bank account with new millions from Tiger Global in the hopes that it can remain an independent company.

By Apr. 9, 2014


Web collects 650K clues in satellite-image search for missing plane

Thanks to Tomnod users, every pixel from available satellite images has been scanned by human eyes at least 30 times.

By Mar. 12, 2014


NSA reportedly collects nearly 200M text messages every day

The NSA is able to extract data including location, contacts, and credit card details from a massive database of global SMS messages, reports The Guardian.

By Jan. 16, 2014


Curiosity collects first samples ever from the interior of another planet (pictures)

The drill on Curiosity's robotic arm bored a 2.5-inch hole into the Martian bedrock on February 8.

5 Images By Feb. 20, 2013


Microsoft collects locations of Windows phone users

Windows Phone 7 transmits a "unique device ID" to Microsoft with GPS-derived location data, similar to Google and Apple. But no location history is stored on the phone.

By Apr. 25, 2011


Microsoft collects phone location data without permission, says researcher

Samy Kamkar, hired by class action law firm, says he's found an example of a Windows Phone 7 app transmitting latitude and longitude even if the user says "no."

By Sep. 1, 2011


Report: iPhone collects location data, even with Location Services turned off

The Wall Street Journal is reporting that despite Apple's Location Services being in the off position, iPhones are still collecting your general location data.

By Apr. 25, 2011


FCC tool collects broadband speed data

A new FCC tool tests whether consumers are actually getting the broadband speeds they're paying for.

By Mar. 12, 2010


Pixorial collects your video, sells it back to you

Got old VHS, Beta, Super 8 home movies? Pixorial will convert them to digital so you can edit them on the Web.

By Aug. 12, 2009


AT&T iPhone app collects complaints about poor service

AT&T creates a new iPhone application that allows iPhone users to submit complaints about service they consider subpar.

By Dec. 7, 2009