Agencies like NASA, Department of Labor, and the Census Bureau will give hackers access to data for a weekend in June in an effort to help the country's communities.
"For us to keep up with your pace of change, this leadership team is breaking down silos throughout our agency," she tells a group of tech execs. The 47,000-person agency is conducting its own "mashup."
A data dump from the 1940 census reveals life in the Great Depression and the New Deal era -- and draws huge digital crowds that overwhelm servers.
At its Google I/O show, the company details how it gathers and corrects data for its massive global mapping effort. It takes hundreds of people to map a country.
The online retail giant is tapping more directly into the shopping needs of the estimated 80 million Americans aged 50 or older in the U.S.
It was the year of Internet activism with a sharp political point: Protests derailed the Stop Online Piracy Act, assisted in imploding a United Nations summit, and helped to postpone a data-sharing bill.
Dutch researchers believe EU data stored on the Web can be obtained by U.S. authorities, despite EU data protection laws.
I jumped into a van to see how RootMetrics conducts 100 million tests per year to track carriers' network strength.
With garage outlet access in only 49 percent of detached homes and 14 percent of apartments, is the real EV market in the Midwest suburbs?
A new study shows that the social-networking king also reigns in the mobile space, and its users are spending more and more time on the site via their cell phones.