Samsung’s David Eun Talks About New Silicon Valley Accelerator (Video)

The Korean consumer electronics giant moves into the tech center in a big way.


Two Dead in San Francisco Plane Crash

Two 16-year-old Chinese girls were identified as the passengers killed in Saturday’s airliner crash in San Francisco.

A Race, a Crash and the Nascar Approach to YouTube Video Takedowns

A massive car crash at a Daytona Beach race ends in pulled footage from YouTube.

Crash-Test Smartphones: Apple’s iPhone 5 vs. Samsung’s Galaxy S III

Fight night spoiler alert: Apple’s iPhone 5 creams the Samsung Galaxy S III.

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Sold Out! The $35 Raspberry Pi Mini-Computer.

The $35 Raspberry Pi, a credit-card-sized Linux-based computer originally created for educational purposes, has already sold out after it became available earlier today, following five years of research and development. The surge of traffic to Raspberry Pi’s Web site earlier today forced the company to temporarily put up a static page, where visitors have been directed to Twitter instead. The Verge reports that the $25 model of the mini-computer, which now will have 256 megabytes of RAM, is going into production “immediately.”

Amazon's Cloud Crash Is Over, But the Talking About It Isn't

The big crash of Amazon’s cloud that brought down hundreds of other Internet companies that rely upon it is over. Now everyone who was affected in one way or another is comparing notes on how they coped or didn’t. And for cloud providers not named Amazon, there’s going to be an obvious business opportunity.

Skype Postmortem: Overloaded Servers and Desktop Bugs Brought Us Down

Two problems conspired in a strange confluence of events to knock millions of users off Skype last week.

Skype Is Working, No Explanation Yet for What Happened

After two days of struggling with an embarrassing pre-holiday system failure, Skype appears to be running again today. The company is offering free service to customers, but hasn’t yet explained what happened.

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Yahoo Up, But What Brought It Down? [Updated]

Yahoo’s homepage is back up. An update from Yahoo PR: “For a brief period this afternoon, was inaccessible to some users. We have identified the issue and are working to correct it immediately. We know that this may have caused some inconvenience and we apologize to our users who might have been affected.” No word yet on what caused the outage, although sources close to the situation said it was a crash caused by a routine code push. There were some odd occurrences on Yahoo’s domain name system during the outage, but it appears to be cleared up.


Fossett Update: Plane Wreckage Found