Dan Walker Smith

Facebook Delays IPO Until Late 2012

Postponement for product development, not market conditions

Facebook has put off its initial public offering until the end of next year to allow developers to come up with new products. The social networking site was expected to…

Google and Intel Team Up for Android

Intel “spurning” Microsoft?

Intel has announced a partnership with Google to produce Android-based smartphones and tablets using Intel Atom chips. Google senior vice president Andy Rubin and Intel CEO Paul Otellini showed off prototypes…

Blendr—The Grindr for Straight People

Founders say the new app is ‘less focused on sex’

Grindr, the popular location-based gay dating app, has launched a new version for straight people, called Blendr.  Grindr's founder and chief executive, Joel Simkhai, told the Guardian that he created the…

Twitter to Launch Chinese and Hindi Versions

Company now reaching 100 million active users

Twitter has announced that it is adding support to Asian languages versions, including Hindi, Malay, Filipino, and traditional and simplified Chinese. Twitter has been banned in mainland China since 2009. But…

YouTube Founders to Revamp Delicious

Relaunch planned for later this year

YouTube founders Steve Chen and Chad Hurley have announced plans to reinvigorate the social bookmarking site, Delicious. “We want to simplify things visually, mainstream the product and make it easier for…

Worldwide Outage Hits Microsoft Customers

Hotmail, Office 365 and SkyDrive all affected

Microsoft suffered a major power failure overnight, leaving millions of users unable to access its online services. The BBC reports that Microsoft was still analyzing the cause of the problem…

Google Steps Into Apple-HTC Battle

Search giant provides ammunition for HTC’s latest attack

Taiwanese phone maker HTC has lodged a fresh complaint against Apple with the U.S. International Trade Commission, after buying nine tech patents from Google. HTC claims that Apple's computers and mobile…

Groupon Cancels IPO Roadshow

Market volatility delays public Launch

The online discount firm Groupon is reportedly re-evaluating plans to float on the stock market, the Wall Street Journal reports. The Chicago-based firm has already canceled its investor roadshow and is…

Mexico’s ‘Twitter Terrorists’ Face 30 Years’ Jail

Pair On Trial for Inciting Mass Panic

A man and a woman in Mexico face possible 30-year sentences for terrorism and sabotage, after allegedly putting false reports of child kidnappings on Twitter. The Associated Press reports that the…