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Programmer crowdfunds work to improve Chrome image support

Yoav Weiss launched an Indiegogo effort to raise $10,000 so he can help Google's browser handle images more flexibly on today's wide variety of screen types.

By Mar. 20, 2014


Google Doodle honors pioneer programmer Grace Hopper

The developer of COBOL, which allowed computers to handle words instead of just numbers, would have been 107 years old on Monday.

By Dec. 9, 2013


'Talking Angela' programmer talks hoaxes, AI mastery (Q&A)

Bruce Wilcox is a top chatbot programmer, and his Talking Angela app has been downloaded 57 million times, yet he's had to fight rumors that it's a front for pedophiles. He talked to CNET about fooling humans with AI.

By Mar. 1, 2014


YouTube programmer Maker Studios raises $40M -- report

The company is expected to close the round by the end of the year, All Things D reported. Time Warner reportedly led the financing.

By Nov. 21, 2012


Social TV app Zeebox lands in U.S. with programmer backing

The second-screen TV companion seeks to blend TV programming with interactive features, including social networks and targeted advertising.

By Sep. 26, 2012


Wife killer, programmer Hans Reiser must pay kids $60M

Civil jury in California orders the convicted murderer, once known in tech circles for his Linux software, to pay his two children $60 million for killing their mother.

By Jul. 17, 2012


Linux programmer Reiser requests new murder trial

Hans Reiser, who was convicted of killing his wife in a bizarre 2008 courtroom drama, is demanding a new trial. The main claim in his rambling 117-page filing is that his attorney forced him to take the stand against his will.

By Sep. 30, 2011


Stack Exchange launches programmer recruiting site

Publisher of influential Stack Overflow site may have found a solid way to make money using Q&A reputation.

By Feb. 23, 2011


Senior Google Earth programmer departs

Wes Thierry, who for six years worked on the Google Earth software package that runs on people's PCs, leaves to join a virtual reality company.

By Jul. 17, 2008


Report: Chinese programmer wrote code used against Google

The Financial Times says researchers have located the Chinese programmer who wrote the IE exploit used in the Google attacks.

By Feb. 22, 2010