It starts with an incoming call from a number you don’t recognize. Your phone rings once, then the caller hangs up
If you call the number back, you’ll probably be greeted with a recording that asks you to hold for an operator or a similar message. But the 10-digit phone number you just dialed isn’t a U.S. number; it’s an international number that charges by the minute — much like a 1-900 number — and that’s on top of the international fees your carrier charges.
Most of us never really met you. But in this age of Internet romance, does that even matter?
We had our thing together — an affair as intense as it was abbreviated — but the Winter Olympics are all over now. It’s time to briefly look back, to take measure of these several weeks and months that we spent together
During the opening minutes of the closing ceremony, performers poked fun at the infamous opening ceremony Olympic ring malfunction. The moment became a touchstone of #sochiproblems, but it seems Russia had the last laugh at the 2014 Olympic Games.
Life in Damascus, Syria’s capital, has been quieter for about six months now, but Fadi Mujahid remembers days not so long ago when he couldn’t even make it to work — the bombs were too close.
Sometimes, guards at the building where he worked would call Mujahid and tell him to not bother coming in. Other days, Mujahid drove his navy blue Subaru from his two-story suburban home through Damascus’ sand-colored buildings. He’d look out the car window to see clouds of black smoke rolling into the…
Ekant Veer, a marketing professor from New Zealand, posted these painfully honest valentines on Reddit, and they do not gloss over any relationship truths. Veer gives his wife one of these tongue-in-cheek valentines each year on Feb. 14, and recently turned them into posters for others to share.
Dick Costolo got his start as a standup comedian, but on Wednesday afternoon he didn’t have the best material to work with.
The Twitter CEO faced a tough crowd during the company’s first earnings call since going public in November. Analysts bombarded Costolo with questions about the social network’s slowing user growth and declining engagement. At least one of the questions was particularly harsh:
“If you triple the number of domestic users you add in a quarter to 3 million, it would take…
Facebook is planning to release more standalone apps like Facebook Messenger and Instagram, the company revealed during its fourth quarter earnings call on Wednesday.
“While the core business growth is going to come from the main app that exists,” CEO Mark Zuckerberg said in the call, “you should also expect us to start building a few of these other things that we will focus on over time and develop into meaningful things like Messenger and Instagram are today.”