Larry Magid: Square Purchases Bay-Area Startup—Caviar; Enters Food Delivery Business San Francisco mobile-payment company, Square, has bought a Bay Area startup that delivers meals from restaurants called, Caviar. Our technology analyst says our options on food delivery are on the rise.
Larry Magid: How Google Watches Users’ Gmail AccountsA man suspected of distributing child porn has been arrested in Houston in part because Google was able to tip off authorities by flagging photos in the man's email account. So just how much does Google know about your Gmail account? KCBS Technology Analyst Larry Magid explains.
Larry Magid: San Jose Domestic Violence Prevention Summit Deals With Stalking & Trafficking Through Technology Our technology analyst reports from a domestic violence prevention conference in San Jose where the focus has been on issues dealing with map apps and geo-location playing into stalking and trafficking.
Larry Magid: Amazon Set To Launch First Smartphone, The Fire PhoneAmazon launches the Fire Phone on Friday. But will it be a big seller?
Larry Magid: Survey Shows Lack Of Satisfaction For Users Of Common Social Media Sites Some people may be addicted to social media sites, but many are less than pleased with what they're getting. A new customer survey rates social media sites as the fourth lowest in satisfaction.
Larry Magid: San Francisco’s Electronic Frontier Foundation Launches Plug-In To See If You’re Being Tracked Online San Francisco's Electronic Frontier Foundation has launched a new plug-in that tells people whether they're being tracked while online. You can install the program on either Mozilla Firefox or Google Chrome, which are two of the more popular browsers.
Larry Magid: Amazon Leak Apparently Shows Unlimited eBook Subscription ServiceAn Amazon leak appears to have shown the company is by readying an unlimited subscription service for e-books as well as audio books.
Larry Magid: FCC Extends Public Comment Deadline On Net Neutrality The Federal Communications Commission says it's extending the deadline for public to comment on a net neutrality proposal because the response has swamped the agency's website.
Larry Magid: Do You Binge Watch TV? Survey Says You’re Not Alone If you end up binge-viewing entire seasons of television shows, you're not alone. A new study finds that nearly two-thirds of TV viewers, binge-view frequently and mostly during prime time.
Larry Magid: Microsoft To End Support For Windows 7
Larry Magid: TSA Wants You To Charge Electronics Before You Board The Transportation Security Administration (TSA) is following up on reports that terrorists may try to target planes by turning cell phones into undetectable bombs.
Larry Magid: Google Acquires Mood-Based Streaming Music Service, Songza Google is acquiring a mood-based digital streaming music service called Songza, the company announced Tuesday.
Larry Magid: Laptops Here To Stay For Some L.A. Students The Los Angeles Unified School District is making a change to its program to provide every student with an iPad. The district will now let some high school students get laptops instead.
Larry Magid: Facebook Disbands Android Home Team Facebook appears to be giving up on plans to dominate your phone. The New York Times reports the company is disbanding the team working on its Facebook Home software.
Larry Magid: Does Social Media Influence Consumer’s Purchases?According to a Gallup study, 62 percent of Americans don’t feel influenced at all by social media when it comes to their shopping and purchasing habits.