Don't-Miss Web & social Stories

Report: U.S. Internet providers allow 'permanent congestion' and want cash to clear it up

Congested connections aren't a net neutrality issue, but they're an argument for more competition.

on pcworld.com

Mozilla proposes new version of net neutrality rules

The browser maker's propsal would regulate broadband providers' relationship with edge services

on pcworld.com

Apple vs. Samsung, Google+, iTunes, and location apps

Apple vs. Samsung: What is it good for? The same goes for Google+, iTunes, and location-based applications. Apparently we're all grumpy. With guests Philip Michaels, Dan Miller, and Leah Yamshon.

on techhive.com

pinteresting

Pinterest launches Guided Search to navigate you through its 30 billion pins

This mobile-first tool makes search more like discovery.

Rapid Reaction: Businesses unfriend Facebook

Puzzled by Facebook's news feed algorithm some businesses are dropping their presence on the social network in frustration. Zach Miners of IDG News Service breaks it down.

dropbox carousel main

Dropbox Carousel: Photo utility uncovers images you might have forgotten

What do we want from a photos app? Dropbox's Carousel takes the nostalgia route with some success (but room for improvement).

breather room

Breather bets $25 is a fair price for an hour of peace

Breather makes finding a quiet place to work in Manhattan or Montreal as easy as ordering a car on Uber or a vacation rental on Airbnb.

on techhive.com

april fool main

10 April Fools' tech gags so bizarre they might almost be true (but they aren't, sorry)

Most April Fools' Day jokes barely merit a groan, but these ten are worth a smile.

on techhive.com

firechat primary

How FireChat is using an obscure iOS feature to change messaging

A new texting app is using peer-to-peer networking to take bad cell reception and Wi-Fi congestion out of the equation.

on techhive.com

Twitter kills its music app, which never got much play

The app, which let people follow artists and play songs, will be removed from Apple's app store Friday

on pcworld.com

snowden sxsw

Edward Snowden at SXSW: The NSA is setting fire to the future of the Internet

"It's the makers, thinks, and the development community" that can help protect your data from a surveillance dragnet, the NSA whistleblower said via video at a South by Southwest panel

on techhive.com

Facebook's News Feed redesign is for real this time

After last year's false start, Facebook is rolling out a new look.

on techhive.com

findery12 pm

Hands on with Findery, a note-based social discovery tool

Caterina Fake of Flickr fame launched a new exploration app for iOS, where users visit a location and leave behind a virtual note.

Mt. Gox protestors still don’t have bitcoin answers

Kolin Burges flew from London to bitcoin exchange Mt. Gox in Tokyo looking for answers on withdrawal suspension.

hype25 main

Hype 2.5 review: Tumult's 'love letter' update to its users is a triumph

Hype's latest update makes an already fantastic piece of software downright essential for those interested in building complex, scaling HTML5 animations but don't have HTML, CSS, or Javascript expertise.

google absurd unit conversion

Google may be the last calculator you'll ever need

How many kilograms are in a pound? How many inches in a light year? What's the square root of 268? Google has the answer—here's how to get it.

on techhive.com

justinsanity

How to get Justin Bieber out of your Twitter timeline

MAKE IT STOP MAKE THE BIEBER TWEETS STOP!!

on techhive.com