Author Archives: Princess Seabrook

DOMA’s Demise Celebrated by Apple, Other Top Tech Firms

In a pair of 5-4 decisions, the Supreme Court on Wednesday ruled in favor of same-sex couples in two major cases, effectively allowing federal benefits for gay couples and clearing the way for same-sex marriages in the state of California. One ruling overturned the Defense of Marriage Act, or DOMA, the ...

A Tablet Good for Living Room, Bag and Water

In today’s tablet market, one device stands distinctly above all others: Apple’s iPad. With this tablet, Apple did what it always does and created an innovative, must-have device in a once-unexciting category. That was three years ago. Now, a company that made its name with high-end consumer electronics wants to ...

Netflix renews ‘Orange is the New Black’ for season two, before season one launches

Netflix is putting its money where its mouth is when it comes to building a library of first-run content, tonight announcing it's signed up new series Orange is the New Black for a second season, set for release in 2014. That's particularly notable because unlike Hemlock Grove's renewal last week, ...

Election 2016: How Big Data + Social Data Will Determine the Next President

Image copyright AKIllustrationThe presidential election means big business for the ad industry, with a whopping $6 billion spent on 2012 election ads last year across all media according to the Center for Responsive Politics. Last year’s election broke records, both at the poll and in the boardroom, with recent figures ...

Wikimedia readies its ‘WYSIWYG’ visual editor for English-language Wikipedia articles starting early July

It’s been a long time coming, but the Wikimedia Foundation is finally on the cusp of rolling out its visual ‘WYSIWYG‘ editor for all Wikipedia users. Back in December, Wikimedia explained why, after all these years, Wikipedia still relies on Wikitext, a markup code that precludes many people from actively contributing ...

YouTube Programming Investors Back YouTube Tools Startup Epoxy

Ad gripes aside, lots of people are still betting on YouTube. Here’s the latest: Epoxy, a startup developing tools for video makers and distributors, which has raised $2 million. I can’t tell you much more about the company than that, since it hasn’t opened for business yet. And CEO Juan Bruce ...