What happens when Gmail goes down? Twitter explodes with venomous ire, naturally. Users are quipping and griping over current reported outages across various Google apps, including Gmail and Google Music. Others are also reporting that Google's Chrome browse keeps crashing.
For some companies, change is not so easy. Case in point: Adobe, which last week doubled down its efforts on Flash, releasing Flash Player 11, Air 3, and ramping up its 3-D and HD support--even as many critics argue the industry is shifting away from Flash and toward HTML5.
Good logos are like good friends: "When they show up wearing a mustache, with no explanation, you just go, 'Huh?'" says Michael Cronan, creative director at branding firm Cronan. But, of course, most logo changes are done for a reason. Cronan and partner Karin Hibma evaluate three recent ones.
Online privacy is a conundrum that public officials, privacy advocates, and tech companies are all trying to solve. The issue has become so tangled that few even pretend to have an answer for all its complexities. But with the recent Senate introduction of a location-privacy bill, the government's taking a stab at it. Is it the right approach?
"I'm smack in the middle of all of this, and it's hard to imagine legislation right now that we would know how to implement, or know what to do with," says Mitchell Baker, chairwoman of the Mozilla Foundation.