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Twitter's cultural clout crosses borders

While the microblogging service trails Facebook in usage and revenue, Twitter's impact on society can't be matched.

By October 6, 2015


Carly Fiorina leaps to second place in Republican race

Technically Incorrect: A new CNN/ORC poll shows that the former HP CEO is now seen as a strong challenger for the Republican nomination.

By September 20, 2015


Twitter makes donating to your favorite politician just a tweet away

Just in time for Wednesday night's presidential debate, the social network teams with mobile-payments company Square to let US users give money to campaigns via a tweet.

By September 15, 2015


Donald Trump falls into teen trap, hissy-tweets Megyn Kelly

Technically Incorrect: If someone upsets you, Twitter is rarely the place to go first, especially late at night. Yet the most prominent Republican candidate did just that after the first debate.

By August 7, 2015


See who scored points in the GOP debate, according to Google

The search giant tracked which candidates had America running to the keyboard. Did any of them trump Trump?

By August 6, 2015


Second verse, same as the first

The names are different, but revisiting a column from 1995 shows how little some things have changed for the companies that dominate the tech industry.

By July 17, 2015


Airbnb brings sharing economy under the microscope

The home-sharing site learns the hard way that it can't assume San Francisco supervisors won't change their minds -- even after they passed a law legalizing short-term rentals.

By July 12, 2015


Use Microsoft Tossup to quickly get group feedback

Whether you're planning a meeting, looking for a dinner spot, or just conducting a friendly poll, Microsoft's new app makes it easy.

By July 10, 2015


A venture capitalist's latest fix for California rests in the cloud

After his plan to break up California flopped, Tim Draper takes another stab at changing the state's government, giving $500,000 for counties to use a startup's data visualization tools.

By June 24, 2015


Meet the world's most successful geek-turned-politician

In Iceland recently, CNET's Eric Mack tracked down one of the world's most impressive geek politicians, Pirate Party leader Birgitta Jonsdottir.

By May 12, 2015