Facebook simplifies its Group privacy settings

Facebook wants to make it easier to understand its Group privacy settings. It's doing away with public, closed or secret settings. Instead, Groups will be "private" or "public." Facebook claims this will simplify who can find a Group and see its memb...

Why We Start Up Startups


Thanks to the great Brad Feld for publishing this column in his blog today as well. Pause for a moment.  And ask yourself some simple questions you probably don’t think about every day....

Homeland Security Hauls Man From Movie Theater For Wearing Google Glass


It was bound to happen sooner or later: a man has had his Google Glass headset ripped from his face and been questioned by the Department of Homeland Security over suspicions of piracy in a movie...

On The Hunt For The Very Closest Alien Earths


Awash in a sea of long-lived stellar Red dwarfs, our own sun seems to be somewhat of a local anomaly. Until recently, detecting these faint M-spectral type stars — much less their potential...
    






If You Doubt That Social Media Has Changed The World, Take A Look At Ukraine


When the Arab Spring erupted in 2010, one of the first things people noticed was the very visible role social media seemed to play.  Many began to call the series of political uprisings “Twitter...