Reddit interim CEO Pao resigns; co-founder Huffman regains title

Jul 11, 2015

Reddit interim CEO Pao resigns; co-founder Huffman regains title

Reddit said Friday that interim CEO Ellen Pao had resigned from the company and co-founder Steve Huffman was back as its CEO. The freewheeling online discussion forum and news site, which had 164 million unique visitors last month, has been rocked by unrest recently. ...

Meet Shabani, the new alpha male role model

Jun 29, 2015

Meet Shabani, the new alpha male role model

Photos and videos of Shabani, a male Western Lowland Gorilla currently living at the Higashiyama Zoo in Nagoya, are going viral. A look at what people are saying suggests that his charm goes deeper than just his good looks. Here are some highlights of ...

Wedding photo becomes symbol of South Korean MERS scare

Jun 10, 2015

Wedding photo becomes symbol of South Korean MERS scare

A South Korean couple’s special day has become an unexpected symbol of the country’s MERS health scare, after a joke wedding photo with their guests wearing surgical face masks went viral. The picture that flooded South Korean social networking sites showed the young couple ...

'Stalkers' track young runaway girls in IS world

Jun 9, 2015

'Stalkers' track young runaway girls in IS world

In a nondescript office in central London, researcher Melanie Smith stares at her laptop, scrolling down the Twitter feed of a 17-year-old British girl who ran away to join Islamic State militants. “What we’re looking at here is when she announced her husband’s death,” ...

Islamic State a media-savvy PR machine in battle for recruits

Jun 2, 2015

Islamic State a media-savvy PR machine in battle for recruits

After a selection of tunes, the presenter with an American accent offers “a glimpse at our main headlines.” Islamic State militants have just seized three Iraqi cities. A bomb blows up a factory, killing everyone inside. Militants destroy four enemy Hummers and an armored ...

May 24, 2015

As European antitrust case looms, has Google already peaked?

As Google faces an antitrust probe from European regulators, some analysts are questioning whether the California tech giant’s dominance has already peaked. While Google remains one of the world’s biggest companies, with overwhelming dominance of Internet search, its prospects are less rosy in a ...

Sun halo over Mexico sparks doomsday fears, UFO hype

May 22, 2015

Sun halo over Mexico sparks doomsday fears, UFO hype

Was it a UFO? A sign that the end is nigh? A rainbow-like halo surrounded the sun over Mexico City on Thursday, an optical phenomenon that triggered a social media frenzy of pictures and jokes about the end of the world. Some weren’t so ...

Facebook and mobile rule, state of the media report shows

Apr 29, 2015

Facebook and mobile rule, state of the media report shows

A new report on the state of the media has some simple terms for how we learn about the world: mobile and social media. More visitors to Yahoo, NBC and other top Internet sites are getting their news from mobile devices than from desktop ...