Larry Magid Tech Report

Facebook To Test Mobile Payments ServiceFacebook plans to test a mobile payments service that lets users make purchases inside mobile applications using payment information they have added to their account on the social network.
Larry Magid: Microsoft’s Dismal Fourth QuarterMicrosoft released a dismal fourth-quarter earnings report today, which missed estimates partly due to poor PC sales.
Poll Finds Teens Migrating From Facebook To TwitterTwitter is booming as a social media destination for teenagers who complain about too many adults and too much drama on Facebook, according to a new study published Tuesday about online behavior.
Tech Report: 40th Anniversary of First Cellphone CallBelieve it or not, it's been 40 years since an engineer with Motorola made the world’s first cellphone call.
Google Fights Possible German Search Engine FeesGoogle is fighting back against a proposal German legislators are considering that would impose a tax on search engines each time they link to media content, including news articles and photographs.
Tech Report: Web Hosting Service GoDaddy HackedA hacker allegedly affiliated with Anonymous has claimed responsibility for taking down GoDaddy, a popular web-hosting service that supports millions of sites.
Tech Report: Kickstarter Investor BewareThousands of entrepreneur’s have raised $274 million from the public through the website Kickstarter, but not all the ideas have turned out to be successful and sometimes not everyone delivers on the investments.
Tech Report: Do You Have The Right To Be Forgotten Online?Should people be allowed to erase information abut themselves online? KCBS' tech analyst just got back from a tech policy summit in Napa where he moderated a discussion on that very issue.
Tech Report: Oracle CEO Ellison Discusses Google Suit, Steve Jobs At Tech ConferenceAs the All Things Digital Conference came to a close, a federal judge delivered a setback to Oracle in its lawsuit against Google. Nonetheless Oracle CEO Larry Ellison has fond memories of his highly influential friend.
Tech Report: Samsung's 'Phablet' Best of Both Worlds?The Galaxy Note, Samsung’s new hybrid device, is somewhere between a smartphone and a tablet that allows you to make calls.
Tech Report: Verizon & Redbox Combine For Video ServiceVerizon and Redbox, the company whose DVD kiosks are in grocery stores, are teaming up for a service that will combine physical DVD's with streaming video.
Tech Report: Android Has An Edge In Battle With iPhoneA research firm is projecting that Google's Android technology is going to become the platform of choice for smart phone users over the next year.