Onetime nursery school teacher Gale McCullough explains how the photo site Flickr helps her global whale research.
Want to help save the humpback whale? Pick up a camera and start taking pictures, says Gale McCullough, a "fluke matcher" at Allied Whale, a research group.
If last week's volatile stock market was too much to bear, maybe it's time to start trading your friends, and strangers, based on their Facebook updates and how much they tweet.
Siblings suspected of robbing a bank are arrested after a high-speed chase. CNN's Brian Todd reports.
The new Consumer Financial Protection Bureau is having a tough time reaching the very people it is aiming to protect -- consumers.
Remember photo albums? Not those arbitrary online groupings of digital snaps with titles like "Big Pimpin' Up in NYC," but actual albums -- hulking books with noisy cellophane pinning prints to tacky white cardboard?
Can't get to a television set for the royal wedding on Friday?
Friday's nuptials between Prince William and Kate Middleton won't be the first royal wedding to captivate Anglophiles from around the world. But it will be the first with its own Twitter hashtag.
This is the way social networks end: Not with a bang, but a "pivot."
The hunt begins as soon as word hits the internet. Then they're off, prowling the urban landscape, smartphones in hand, in search of the coveted kitties by the street artist known as Catlanta.
Google's announcement that it's adding a "+1" button to incorporate user recommendations into its search results raised a lot of questions not addressed in the company's official announcement.
Jason Travis and CNN iReport took portraits for the Persona Project in Austin at South by Southwest 2011.
The official website for the wedding of Britain's Prince William to Kate Middleton launched Wednesday, the royal family announced.
"The cloud" seems to be promoted everywhere lately, even making its way into a Super Bowl commercial.
It's every Flickr addict's worst nightmare: One day, the vast photo archive you've uploaded and annotated for years suddenly vanishes. It happened this week to Mirco Wilhelm, when a Flickr staff member accidentally deleted his five-year old account, wiping out 4,000 photos.
Foursquare has added two heavily requested features to its popular iPhone app that should make the service significantly more social: photos and comments.
Rapleaf knows your name, your age and where you live. It knows your e-mail address, your income and what social networks you use. It knows your likes and dislikes. And it makes money by selling much of that personal information to advertisers.
New mobile photo apps such as Instagram, Picplz and Path represent the next generation of photo sharing -- where high quality photos are snapped and shared in seconds on your mobile device.
As anyone passing through a U.S. airport discovered last week, privacy is a precious thing.
There's a photo-sharing website that, by some measures, is more popular than Flickr, Picasa and Photobucket combined.
Regretting that drunken tweet from Friday?
CNN's Richard Quest talks about the latest royal friend on Facebook.
It's official: the British Monarchy has decided to join Facebook.
San Francisco erupted in joyous celebrations Monday night after the Giants' World Series win. Honking car horns were heard across the city and bars were packed with revelers.
After months and months of your cubicle walls contracting in on you like some kind of demonic fun house, it's finally time for that most coveted of reprieves: a vacation!
Skim through the photos on Flickr or Photobucket, and you'll find pictures of cats pawing at living-room sofas, children playing in backyards and mothers gardening at home.
Facebook, which is one of the world's largest photo-sharing sites (in addition to being the leader among social networks), is rolling out some marked improvements to its Photos product.
Britain's Queen Elizabeth II is launching a Flickr photostream Monday, Buckingham Palace announced.
Sometimes Google takes a break from its mission of organizing all the world's information and decides to embark upon an artsy project that encapsulates ... organizing all the world's information.
Playing high-profile video games quickly from portable devices such as your iPad might get easier after this week's Electronic Entertainment Expo.
As the Gulf oil spill spreads, news about it is coming from all kinds of places -- including regular people with cell phones.
Kneeling down, holding up a piece of paper just steps away from the Alamo, a man with a gun and badge drew the suspicion of three guards.
Let's say you're trying to decide whether to buy a new mobile phone and you like taking photos. The Google Nexus One's 5-megapixel camera has 56 percent more pixels than the iPhone 3GS's 3.2 megapixels, but it's clear the camera isn't 56 percent better.
Stormy weather could be on the horizon for cloud computing as security experts warn not enough is being done to make sure one of the hottest IT trends is safe.
CNN iReport is excited to announce the launch of Weekend Assignment -- eight weeks of fun, creative and engaging mini-challenges we can work on together.
Stewart Butterfield and his business partner Cal Henderson stared at the MacBook Pro in front of them.
Have you ever wondered what happens when you save a photo to "the cloud" of the Internet? CNN.com explains how it all works.
What's the first thing that goes through your mind when someone says the word "data"?
A U.K. firm is set to launch a camera to capture every moment of a person's life. While you may reel at the privacy implications, I'd wager that the high price of not capturing and sharing every moment of our lives will soon dwarf the cost to our privacy.
Smartphone cameras are pretty basic. Often they won't zoom. They don't have aperture settings. Usually there's no flash.
The White House shares a photo snapped by famed photographer Annie Leibovitz
Smartphone cameras are pretty basic. Often they won't zoom. They don't have aperture settings. Usually there's no flash.
One female fan on Twitter said "Off the Wall" was the first cassette tape she owned. "I have it on CD now and still listen to it," she said.
Digital cameras are now as common and affordable to the average family as the Polaroid of the '60s.
Janis Krums was heading to New Jersey on a ferry when he clicked a snapshot with his iPhone of US Airways Flight 1549 partially submerged in the Hudson River. He uploaded the picture to his Twitter account and then forgot about it as he assisted in the rescue of the plane's passengers.
Every day, millions of people use social networking sites like MySpace and Facebook to stay in touch with friends, make business contacts and procrastinate at work.
With its launch of iPhoto 09, Apple has begun showing some reasons why it's worth enduring the hassle of geotagging your photos.
As Sarah Palin can attest, our online passwords are never as foolproof as we think they are. That's why security questions are getting smarter -- and more puzzling
Digital cameras have liberated awe-struck travelers and proud parents from worrying about the price of film processing. But showing off those megapixels of memories is still reminiscent of tedious living room slideshows -- and perhaps now worse
First it was instant messaging during office hours that gave us the thrill of passing notes in class. Then it was ogling ourselves on Web cams, ranting our minds on blogs, uploading our baby photos on Flickr and poking each other on Facebook. These days, as corporate records show, we choose to spend our lunch breaks watching YouTube, if not chatting over Skype.
The digital imaging software king rolls out Photoshop Express, its first free entry into the Web-based photo-management-and-editing market
So you want to change the world -- or at least a little part of it -- using the power of the Internet? Here are some tips to help get you started.
MySpace galvanizes protestors to attend mass demonstrations; 1.8 million Britons sign an online petition, leading to widespread press coverage and government embarrassment; and Hillary Clinton and Barack Obama are fighting it out for the Democratic nomination on Facebook.
A Korean woman receives death threats because she wouldn't clean up her dog's mess on the subway; a Chinese man suspected of philandering is besieged by angry emails and phone calls; an American college student caught plagiarizing online is turned in by incensed bloggers.
I would like to apologize in advance to the New York Times for getting Marc Andreessen so worked up. That was not my intention when I met him for lunch the other day. AOL had just announced that it would no longer support Netscape, the ur-browser that Andreessen co-wrote back when the web was young. I wanted to know how he felt about his first baby, now that it's been taken off life support and is destined to die just shy of its 14th birthday.
The next big thing is the integration of location-based information with social networking applications. At least that's one conclusion I took from a high-energy "social media" breakfast for 100 techies in New York this week.
A teen's family is suing Virgin Mobile for using her picture, posted on Flickr.com, in an ad campaign.
For Ben and Mena Trott, there was never any doubt about which of them would be the voice of their startup. After all, she was the one who strode into the Baskin-Robbins in Petaluma, Calif., where he was working and asked him to the senior prom. "He was the valedictorian, and I was the class clown," Mena recalls.
Google Inc. will introduce Wednesday a new feature that lets users create personalized maps which plot the locations of everything from cheap gas locally to the latest earthquakes worldwide.
In preparation for the iMeme: The Thinkers of Tech conference, Fortune asked dozens of technology gurus the following question: What, for you, has been the most surprising infectious idea of the past year? Click on the names to read how Esther Dyson, Bill Joy, Jonathan Schwartz, among others, answered, or simply scroll down.
Experts who study mergers and acquisitions know deals have a dark secret: Most of them destroy shareholder value. The question is why, and the answer, according to David Harding, has a lot to do wi...
Photobucket is the most important site on the Internet that hardly anybody understands. Unpretentiously, it has built an essential service that didn't need to shout out for attention, the way MySpace, YouTube, Facebook, Flickr, or other related sites have. Yet it's built an audience of 38 million members, a figure now growing more than 80,000 per day. That's up from just 50,000 members at the end of 2003.
Halle Hutchison was in a bind. She needed an army of models and photographers for a big marketing campaign at T-Mobile, and fast. So she took a shortcut - no hiring freelancers, booking shoots, or ...
Mark Hall, a former executive with RealNetworks, fell in love with online video two years ago, thanks to an ultrafast broadband connection in his London home. When he returned to San Francisco last...
MEET WEBKINZ, the hottest property at your nearest playground. It's a cult toy in the grand tradition of the Cabbage Patch Kids and My Little Pony—only this version is tailored to a generation grow...
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Nowadays, the all-powerful Web user, recently anointed as Time's Person of the Year, is both creator and consumer of every last bit of content at some of the Web's fastest-growing destinations. Witness the success of Flickr (the photo-sharing site), YouTube (the video-sharing site), Deli.cio.us (the bookmark-sharing site) and Wikipedia (the knowledge-sharing site).
Barely out of the shadows of 2000's dot-com downturn, Internet mania is back.
You've bought the odd thing on eBay, watched the Dove Beauty model get a quick fire makeover on YouTube and the verb "to Google" is part of your everyday speech -- but how do you take your Internet usage to the next level and become a fully-fledged member of the Web 2.0 digerati?
Stewart Butterfield, one of the co-founders of online photo sharing service Flickr, talks to CNN about the explosive growth of his company and the future of the Web 2.0 phenomenon.
We asked the brightest minds in business how they do what they do � and how you can cash in on their advice in the year ahead.
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Any list of the most important people in business has to start with Bill Gates, Warren Buffett, and a bunch of folks named Walton, right? They're the richest people on the planet, for Pete's sake. ...
On June 15, Bill Gates announced his retirement plan, and the software world turned its eyes in unison to Ray Ozzie, his chosen successor.
It's the spring of 2006, and the sweet scent of entrepreneurship is in the air. Growing numbers of Americans are pursuing their startup dreams. According to the National Venture Capital Association...
SAN FRANCISCO (Business 2.0 Magazine) - Boing Boing reports this morning that Chief William Bratton and the LAPD have gone Web 2.0, setting up a blog and a Flickr stream with the help of Sean Bonner at metroblogging. Bonner hopes "other law enforcement departments across the state, and country, will soon be following their lead." According to TechNewsWorld, the blog is part of the redesigned www.lapdonline.org site which has seen its traffic more than double recently to 30 million "hits" a month, and which also includes "crime maps and an e-policing feature." While still nascent, this sort of thing puts a whole new, real-world spin on social computing. "What the blog does is allow people to take a look inside the LAPD," said Lt. Ruben De La Torre to TechNewsWorld. Beyond the financial implications for tools providers like Yahoo! (parent of Flickr), it should be interesting to see how the LAPD manages such transparency, not to mention the brave new world of user-contributed content.
Investors, entrepreneurs and people across the tech industry are partying like its 1999, but this time the music isn't likely to stop.
Things are really crackling in Silicon Valley these days. There's the frenzied startup action, the rising rivers of VC cash, even the occasional bubble-icious long-term stock prediction (Google $2,000, anyone?).
The new culture on the Web is all about consumer creation; it's composed of things like the nearly 30 million blogs out there and the 70 million photos available on Flickr. With a click of the mouse, anyone can be a journalist, a photographer, or a DJ. The audience--that 1 billion-plus throng linked by the Web--itself is creating a new type of social media.
The new culture on the Web is all about consumer creation; it's composed of things like the nearly 30 million blogs out there and the 70 million photos available on Flickr. With a click of the mous...
SAN FRANCISCO (Business 2.0) - If someone had asked you five years ago how you kept track of your photos, you probably would have hauled out a trusty shoebox. Portable, intuitive, and easy to browse--what's not to like? And if you had any digital images at all, they sat on your computer's hard drive, and you probably could have counted them with one hand while the other held your trusty 35-mm. film camera.
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Two rubbery-looking potted plants adorn the lobby of 285 Hamilton Ave. in downtown Palo Alto. The five-story building sits across the street from City Hall and is a short bike ride from Stanford Un...
Ever since a few college kids at the University of Illinois invented the Web browser in 1993, the Internet has never been boring. But it just gets livelier and livelier. What happens on the Internet matters more every year.
Joshua Schachter is surrounded by lawyers and his phone is ringing off the hook. He just sold his two-year-old company, Del.icio.us, to Yahoo!Friday for an undisclosed sum (estimated to be in the range of $15 million to $20 million).
WHEN YAHOO SPENT A REPORTED $20 million to $30 million in March to buy Flickr--a photo-sharing website run by a husband-and-wife team in British Columbia--two aspects of the tiny deal raised eyebro...
"I have never seen so many people with cameras," says Jerry Yang. "It is kind of scary." It's a perfect September evening at Yahoo headquarters in Sunnyvale, Calif. Yang, co-founder and chief Yahoo...
Does Yahoo have a new secret weapon in its war against Google? It hopes the secret weapon might be you.
A moblog is a blog composed of pictures uploaded from your cell phone or other handheld. (If you saw the pictures of the London bomb scenes that were posted just after the blasts, you've already seen moblogging in action.) Check out Flickr to see a vast array of these mobile photo albums.
The forecast for entrepreneurs during the next few months? It'll be raining—cash. Consider Flickr, a popular photo-sharing-meets-social-networking site based in Vancouver, British Columbia. When it...