» BBC told to improve online local news
20/05/13 16:34 from Guardian Unlimited Technology
Review by the BBC Trust says web services have improved, but coverage of regional news is 'not particularly comprehensive' • Click here to read the BBC Trust report The BBC has been told to up the standard of its online local news and look..
» Supreme court will not order new Mississippi elections in NAACP case
20/05/13 15:47 from Guardian Unlimited Technology
NAACP challenged 2011 state elections over legislature's failure to draw new district lines according to 2010 census The US supreme court will not order new legislative elections in Mississippi over complaints about the timing of the state..
» Yahoo buying Tumblr is not a turnaround story | Michael Wolff
20/05/13 15:30 from Guardian Unlimited Technology
Yahoo is still sinking. The Tumblr purchase is an effort to salvage what value is left for activist investor Dan Loeb Yahoo was a junk shop company until its dissident investor, Dan Loeb, got the idea to hire Marissa Mayer as the company's..
» Marissa Mayer announces Yahoo Tumblr acquisition via animated GIF
20/05/13 15:29 from Guardian Unlimited Technology
Setting up her own Tumblr, dropping Google+ from her Twitter profile, rolling with the zeitgeist - the chief executive of Yahoo has got internet style to burn Marissa Mayer: she's got style. First she buys Tumblr - which, OK, is one of tho..
» Yahoo's $1.1bn Tumblr gamble is a power bet on native advertising
20/05/13 14:45 from Guardian Unlimited Technology
Tumblr's acquisition by Yahoo looks like an investment not in search advertising but in content In its latest attempt to inject some energy through acquisition, Yahoo is buying content creation platform Tumblr for $1.1bn . But what does Ma..
» David Cameron told to stop moralising to multinationals over tax
20/05/13 14:44 from Guardian Unlimited Technology
CBI head and UK's largest employers descend on Downing Street amid claims tax row has been used as 'political football' The president of the CBI is delivering a firm message from some of Britain's largest employers to David Cameron, callin..
» Could WordPress be the next Tumblr? | Dan Gillmor
20/05/13 14:04 from Guardian Unlimited Technology
The tech world has seen a lot of major acquisitions, but WordPress stands out because of its open, yet profitable platform Giant media and internet companies keep scooping up social-media services: among others, MySpace went to News Corp, ..
» Yahoo vows not to 'screw it up' over Tumblr
20/05/13 14:02 from Guardian Unlimited Technology
Web pioneer reveals details of acquisition of blogging platform, as site's 26-year-old founder tells staff: 'Fuck yeah' Yahoo promised "not to screw it up" as it formally announced its acquisition of the Tumblr blogging platform for $1.1bn..
» How to become data literate – live discussion
20/05/13 13:50 from Guardian Unlimited Technology
Join us from 1-3pm on Thursday 30 May to discuss voluntary sector organisations and data Being data literate has never been more important to charity professionals. Whether you work in fundraising, finance or communications, understanding ..
» All the road rage: Fast & Furious 6 taps a modern vein
20/05/13 13:40 from Guardian Unlimited Technology
Without superheroes or aliens, the F&F franchise has made speed, laced with rage, one of film's most beloved intoxicants The reason for the burgeoning success of the Fast & Furious films eludes some people. This apparently humdrum franchis..
» How iPads are revolutionising social games
20/05/13 13:34 from Guardian Unlimited Technology
Tablet games such as Slamjet Stadium show us laughter can help overcome complex rule systems and open up multiplayer "Rule-breaking is creative," Alistair Aitcheson says in his presentation to the audience at GameHorizon. "Laughter trumps ..
» Cameron refuses to say if he will quiz Google boss Eric Schmidt over tax
20/05/13 13:20 from Guardian Unlimited Technology
Spokesman refuses to be drawn on whether Cameron will question Schmidt, who is attending a meeting of PM's business advisory committee David Cameron has refused to say whether he will question Google's chairman over allegations that the in..
» Tumblr: a big blank canvas in the world wide web
20/05/13 13:18 from Guardian Unlimited Technology
Yahoo is paying $1.1bn for Tumblr, so let's hope it doesn't go the same way as Geocities Name: Tumblr. Age: Six. Appearance: Photos of animals and snacks, often captioned, sometimes combined . What is it? It's a multimedia blogging platfor..
» Gawker, the mayor of Toronto and the crack cocaine video
20/05/13 13:09 from Guardian Unlimited Technology
The US gossip website Gawker is attempting to raise $200,000 in donations to buy a video alleged to show mayor of Toronto Rob Ford smoking crack cocaine Gossip website Gawker is appealing to raise $200,000 in donations to buy a video alleg..
» Louise Mensch's former business partner Luke Bozier accepts caution
20/05/13 12:58 from Guardian Unlimited Technology
Menschn co-founder says 'six months of turmoil' have ended after arrest on suspicion of viewing indecent images of children The former business partner of Louise Mensch says he has accepted a police caution five months after being arrested..
» Let's forget HS2 and invest in high-speed broadband instead | Charles Arthur
20/05/13 12:25 from Guardian Unlimited Technology
The government should kill its absurd rail plan and lay an optical fibre network – it's cheaper and would be the ultimate economic boost At Google's developer conference in San Francisco, its chief executive Larry Page took part in an impr..
» David Karp: Tumblr founder could be worth up to $220m after Yahoo deal
20/05/13 11:29 from Guardian Unlimited Technology
Self-taught coder who set up Tumblr in his mother's New York apartment could be the newest rich kid on the internet block David Karp has become the latest high school dropout turned twentysomething multimillionaire after selling his intern..
» 20 best iPhone and iPad apps this week
20/05/13 11:28 from Guardian Unlimited Technology
Beethoven's 9th Symphony, Hangouts, Amazon Cloud Drive Photos, Justin's World, Haunting Melissa, Star Trek Rivals, Sago Mini Sound Box and more It's time for our weekly roundup of brand new and notable apps for iPhone, iPad and iPod touch...
» The man who 'nearly broke the internet'
20/05/13 11:14 from Guardian Unlimited Technology
Sven Olaf Kamphuis is accused of global cybercrime, but Spanish police found him in a squalid flat with his name on the letterbox The day Sven Olaf Kamphuis parked his huge orange Mercedes van with its German numberplates outside Bar Javis..
» Yahoo's $1.1bn Tumblr takeover is a bold roll of the dice
20/05/13 11:11 from Guardian Unlimited Technology
CEO Marissa Meyer risks blowing the blogging platform's cool – but the deal could rejuvenate the tech giant's ad business Despite the breadth and diversity of life online, there are relatively few opportunities to make the kind of acquisit..