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'Game of Thrones' math: How many dragons could a dire wolf eat?

Crave's Michael Franco puzzles out a "Game of Thrones" question that's been nagging him for as long as winter's been coming. How many Targaryen dragons would one Stark dire wolf need to eat to survive?

By March 14, 2014


Diaspora co-founder dies at 22, report says

Ilya Zhitomirskiy, a co-founder of the open-source social network, has died, according to a TechCrunch report.

By November 13, 2011


RIM girds for big Super Bowl ad

Get ready for RIM's first-ever Super Bowl commercial.

By January 25, 2013


App.net: A social network made possible by Facebook and Twitter

Newly funded App.net may be in its infancy, but it's already attracting a slew of developers vexed by increasingly restrictive policies at the big social networks.

By August 17, 2012


App.net hits $500K funding goal nearly two days early

Alternative social network achieves crowd-funding goal after a last-minute push for pledges from new sponsors.

By August 12, 2012


Shooting long-distance family portraits via Skype

A Singaporean visual artist based in New York uses projected Skype video and creative photography to virtually reunite families -- like his own -- who are separated by distance.

By June 28, 2012


How to cope with the emotional stress of a startup

Depression or stress among co-founders can kill a startup just as easily as poor market conditions or a bet on the wrong market.

By May 31, 2012


Diaspora about to hit $100,000 in donations

Four programmers have been raising money to build an open-source alternative to Facebook, and with Facebook's image under fire from both the press and the public, they've now raised an order of magnitude more than they intended to.

By May 13, 2010


Facebook has problems, Diaspora isn't one of them

Diaspora, a new "anti-Facebook" open-source social network, responds to Facebook's privacy problems, but will struggle for users if it remains overly complex.

By May 12, 2010


Facebook blocks contact-exporting tool

The social network has hobbled a Chrome extension that could move friends' contact information to Google+, but the programmer is working on a way around the restriction.

By July 5, 2011