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Google offers to fund wireless hotspots in San Francisco

Google Inc is offering US$600,000 (RM1.92mil) to set up free wireless Internet hotspots in 31 public spaces in San Francisco, but city officials said they need to review annual maintenance costs before it could be approved.

US hacker gets jail time for stealing iPad user data

A computer hacker was sentenced to three years and five months in prison.

Groupon's fired CEO Mason: the high and lowlights

Andrew Mason signed off from the company he founded in his usual style: unconventional, colourful, full of humour and more than a little wacky.

Gates, Zuckerberg champion computer programming in new nonprofit video

When Hadi and Ali Partovi immigrated to America from Iran in 1984, they slept in the same cramped bedroom as their parents.

Upcoming Siri update to be ‘profound’

Apple has big plans for its intelligent voice recognition service Siri.

Entrepreneurs bring Internet coding skills to everyday users

b>CHICAGO:/bNot too long ago, web coding was the rarified realm of computer geeks, but a new crop of entrepreneurs is making this valuable computer skill available to just about anyone with an inclination to learn.

WiFi move gets wary welcome

b>PETALING JAYA/b>: Restaurant operators agree to Kuala Lumpur City Hall's (DBKL) new ruling of ensuring that eateries in the city are WiFi-ready but they would prefer if that ruling was not forced onto them.

Better to use Kul-Submission system, contractors told

b>KUALA LUMPUR:/bContractors and developers are advised by Kuala Lumpur City Hall (DBKL) to use the KUL-Submission online application system to expedite processing of their applications.

SF lawmakers approve Twitter tax break

b>SAN FRANCISCO:/bCity lawmakers approved a tax break to keep Twitter Inc from fleeing San Francisco. The measure exempts Twitter from a payroll tax on new hires if the micro-blogging service moves to the blighted Mid-Market area.

Foursquare a fun complement to city jaunts

b>NEW YORK:/bAt first, I didn't see the point of Foursquare, the mobile service that turns sharing your location with friends into a game of sorts. More than a year later, I still don't, but I'm hooked - much to the chagrin of my fiance, who prefers to spend his time on more noble pursuits such as i>Angry Birds/iand Facebook.