Benjamin Kabin

Benjamin Kabin

Journalist

Benjamin Kabin is a Brooklyn-based technology journalist who specializes in security, startups, venture capital and social media.

Facebook Clamps Down on 'Clickbait'
Content Strategy

Facebook Clamps Down on 'Clickbait'

The company says the changes are aimed at preventing spam from drowning out the content users really want to see.
Microsoft May Be Developing a Streaming Dongle to Compete With Chromecast
Competition

Microsoft May Be Developing a Streaming Dongle to Compete With Chromecast

The new device will reportedly use Miracast technology to stream audio and video from computers and mobile devices to television sets.
Federal Court Shuts Down Aereo's Final Argument to Save Itself
Legal Issues

Federal Court Shuts Down Aereo's Final Argument to Save Itself

The live TV-streaming service will have to continue its fight at the district level.
John McAfee: You Should Care That Your Privacy Is Disappearing
Security

John McAfee: You Should Care That Your Privacy Is Disappearing

The former fugitive and computer antivirus software tycoon warned that, by letting the Googles of the world intrude on our privacy, we are giving up our freedom as human beings.
Google, Barnes & Noble Just Made a Big Play in the 'Instant Gratification' Race
Ecommerce

Google, Barnes & Noble Just Made a Big Play in the 'Instant Gratification' Race

The two companies have teamed up to provide same-day book delivery, a move aimed squarely at Amazon.
Apple Plans for Sept. 9 iPhone Event, Ends Overseas Patent War With Samsung
Apple

Apple Plans for Sept. 9 iPhone Event, Ends Overseas Patent War With Samsung

The consumer-tech giant will reportedly unveil two new iPhones with larger displays.
Google Gunning for Amazon With Expansion of Same-Day Delivery
Ecommerce

Google Gunning for Amazon With Expansion of Same-Day Delivery

Google is planning on expanding its Shopping Express nationwide. The company is looking to go head to head with Amazon with product search, while expanding its dominance in online search and advertising.
Twitter Testing a Feature That Lets Users Buy Items Without Leaving Twitter
Online Shopping

Twitter Testing a Feature That Lets Users Buy Items Without Leaving Twitter

An embedded 'Buy Now' could be Twitter's first step towards letting merchants accept mobile payments directly through the shorthand blogging service.
Amazon May Be Looking to Break Into the Takeout-Delivery Market
Innovation

Amazon May Be Looking to Break Into the Takeout-Delivery Market

The new service will reportedly be a part of Amazon Local and compete directly with services like Seamless and GrubHub.
From Android to Wearables to a New Auto Interface, What You Need to Know From Google's I/O Conference
Google

From Android to Wearables to a New Auto Interface, What You Need to Know From Google's I/O Conference

There were a slew of new announcement at the tech giant's annual event. Here's a quick rundown.
With Eye on Small Businesses, Google Gets Into the Domain Registration Game
Small Businesses

With Eye on Small Businesses, Google Gets Into the Domain Registration Game

The new service is aimed at getting more businesses to get online in order to connect with and find new customers.
Oracle Inks $5.3 Billion Deal to Buy Micros Systems
Mergers and Acquisitions

Oracle Inks $5.3 Billion Deal to Buy Micros Systems

The deal marks Oracle's biggest buy in four years, and comes just days after a disappointing fourth-quarter earnings report.
Apple Looking to Jump Head First Into Wearables with Multi-Sensor Smartwatch
Wearable Tech

Apple Looking to Jump Head First Into Wearables with Multi-Sensor Smartwatch

Apple's first wearable tech offering will have more than 10 sensors and be designed to work on its own or paired with other Apple devices.
Facebook Adds Tap-and-Hold Video Recording Feature to Messenger App
Competition

Facebook Adds Tap-and-Hold Video Recording Feature to Messenger App

Looking to take on Snapchat, the new feature makes sharing text, photos and videos more seamless than ever.
Intuit Releases QuickBooks App for Mac
Quickbooks

Intuit Releases QuickBooks App for Mac

Business owners can now access their data and manage their books from any Apple device in real time.