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The Future Is Coming

  1. Jay-Z Takes Us One Step Closer to the City of Our DreamsPhone chargers everywhere.
  2. Stanford Withdrew Its Bid for a New York Campus [Updated]Cornell’s chances to win the tech sweeps are looking better.
  3. Salman Rushdie Broke Up With Devorah Rose Via FacebookThere’s a headline we never dreamed we’d type.
  4. Central Park’s Joys Will Soon Be Available on the InternetWhy leave the house, ever?
  5. Facebook Will Reportedly Undergo Privacy AuditsPer a settlement with the F.T.C.
  6. The C.I.A. Has a Special Twitter and Facebook UnitThey’re called the “vengeful librarians.”
  7. Hey, Commenters, Google Might Be Indexing What You SayThey’ve apparently just changed what they crawl for.
  8. Vogue Loves Rachel Sterne, the City’s “Head Nerd”That’s fashion-speak for chief digital officer.
  9. Which School Will Rule Roosevelt Island?Either Cornell or Stanford, probably.
  10. Facebook Forms a PAC [Updated]The company unveiled yet another new feature.
  11. Mark Zuckerberg Likes Steve Jobs NowInteresting timing.
  12. People Overreact to New Facebook FeatureFacebook lets you tell people if you’re pregnant now. Who cares?
  13. The Youth Come Into the City to Hungrily Soak Up CultureApple and Shake Shack!
  14. Apple Is Reportedly Now in Talks to Buy HuluThe company faces some competition.
  15. When Twitter Met Facebook: Jerks, Nerds, and VulcansA parable from the wilds of Silicon Valley.
  16. New York Uses Twitter More Than Most of the World, Says a ScientistAnd downtown Manhattanites use Twitter and Flickr the most.
  17. Computer Learns to Understand Written TextIf you’d asked me if I thought we could do this yet, I’d have said no.”
  18. Facebook Finds Two New Ways to Win War Against HomeworkVideo chatting and group messaging.
  19. Biz Stone (Sort of) Leaves Twitter to Restart Mysterious Obvious CorporationDetails on the new project are scant, however.
  20. Pope Benedictus XVI Pens His Very First TweetIt isn’t controversial. Yet.
  21. Yahoo Is Trying to Buy HuluThe online video service is considering an unsolicited acquisition offer.
  22. Machine Known As ‘K’ Dubbed World’s Most Powerful ComputerIt’s a prestigious title.
  23. Facebook Kind of Hemorrhaging Users NowIt lost 6 million in the U.S. alone this May.
  24. Apple Announces iCloud ServiceIt’s free — as long as you buy music only through Apple.
  25. Random 16-Year-Old Girl’s Birthday Party Becomes German Social Event of the Year1,500 people showed up.
  26. Mark Zuckerberg Only Eats Animals He’s Killed HimselfOh hey, Killer.
  27. Peter Thiel Just Named the Lucky 24 Kids He’s Paying $100,000 to Stay Away From CollegeThe man with two degrees from Stanford pays kids not to go to school.
  28. Mark Zuckerberg Beefs Up His Lobbying Efforts With Two Top Former Bush AidesTo join his twelve-person team in Washington.
  29. 30,000 Twitter Users May Face Legal Action for Tweeting About a Soccer Player’s Affair With a Reality TV StarRyan Giggs’s super injunction gets no respect.
  30. Lerer Ventures Raises Another $25 Million for New York Start-upsEric Hippeau, HuffPo’s recently departed CEO, will run the new fund.
  31. Goldman Sachs Proves Wall Street Didn’t Screw LinkedInWhich bank, after all, is the greediest and most knowledgeable of them all?”
  32. LinkedIn IPO Rakes in BillionsInternet company in Mountain Valley, California earns venture capitalist-backers billions. No, not that Internet company. The one down the street.
  33. Foxconn Workers in China Demonstrate Hot New Trend of PlankingFor macabre purposes.
  34. Hot Damn, LinkedIn’s Got an IPO Price That Just Won’t QuitIts valuation is now up to $4.1 billion.
  35. New York City Government — Now With WiFi and More Social MediaMayor Bloomberg offers a plea for reporters to be less ridiculous.
  36. Apple Approved an Escort-Service App for the iPhoneSugarSugar helps people find Sugar Daddy and Sugar Baby relationships.
  37. Facebook Thought it Might Be Useful to Pay Ex-Reporters to Plant Negative Stories About GoogleBusted!
  38. Mr. Cool Tweets From the Top of Mount EverestTalking to my amazing wife on the summit of Everest.”
  39. ‘Facebook of China’ Stock Dive Might Make Mark Zuckerberg a Little NervousHow low can your stock go?
  40. Mark Zuckerberg’s $7 Million Mansion Comes With ‘Privacy Hedges’Will the hoodie go next?
  41. Facebook and Google Are Giving Skype the Once-OverAcquisitive looks.
  42. Apple’s New Software Update Stops the iPhone From Tracking Your Every Move for a YearGreat news — for people who want to opt out.
  43. Facebook’s Leaked Earnings Might Mean a $100 Billion IPOEverything’s coming up Zuck.
  44. YouTube Founders Go Back to Their Internet ‘Roots’ and Buy Delicious From YahooIt lives!
  45. Apple Deigns to Explain Privacy Tracking So You Noobs Will Shut Up Already JeezAlso they blame a “bug.”
  46. You Have Until May 31 to Get Your Friendster Testimonials Before It’s All ErasedRIP to the original Facebook.
  47. Facebook Launches a Groupon Killer, Wants to Be Your EverythingSomeone knows how to get you to spend Facebook credits.
  48. Headline Guessing Game Wins Hacker-Journalist ContestGuess whose headline.
  49. the future is coming
    Mark Zuckerberg and President Obama Are ‘in a Relationship’Silicon Valley sidles up to the White House.
  50. Apple Will Ship the iPhone 5 in SeptemberA leak about a new product on the same day its Apple’s earnings report is expected.
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