Benjamin Kabin

Benjamin Kabin

Journalist

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

Google Unveils New Tool for Businesses to Manage Their Online Presence
Finding Customers

Google Unveils New Tool for Businesses to Manage Their Online Presence

Companies can use 'Google My Business' to update their business information and share posts across Google+, Maps and Search from a centralized place.
LinkedIn Now Lets Users Rank Themselves Against Other Users
Linkedin

LinkedIn Now Lets Users Rank Themselves Against Other Users

The professional networking site introduced several new features to premium members.
A Quick Guide to Apple's iOS 8 and OS X Yosemite
Apple

A Quick Guide to Apple's iOS 8 and OS X Yosemite

The new operating systems build upon their predecessors with deeper integration and sharing, and compatibility.
Microsoft Unveils Skype Translator
International business

Microsoft Unveils Skype Translator

The new feature can translate German to English and vice versa in near real-time and will be available in beta by year's end.
What City Topped the Chart for Helping Small Businesses Succeed?
Starting a Business

What City Topped the Chart for Helping Small Businesses Succeed?

A new report highlights specifics and outlines strategies for local governments to follow to improve their strategies targeted towards small businesses.
Why Google is Looking to Scoop Up Twitch
Google

Why Google is Looking to Scoop Up Twitch

Described as the YouTube on online gaming, Google is reportedly ready to buy Twitch for upwards of $1 billion.
Google to Accept PayPal Payments in the Play Store
PayPal

Google to Accept PayPal Payments in the Play Store

The move gives Android users another option besides Google's own Wallet service to make mobile purchases.
Square Now Lets You Issue Partial Refunds
Square

Square Now Lets You Issue Partial Refunds

The mobile payments company announced several new updates, including partial refunds and a new night-shift mode for overnight sales reports.
FCC Advances Controversial Rules That Could Allow Internet Fast Lanes
Net Neutrality

FCC Advances Controversial Rules That Could Allow Internet Fast Lanes

The preliminary proposal seeks public comment and allows the FCC to change course based on the feedback it receives.
Internet Providers Strike Back Against Net Neutrality Activists
Net Neutrality

Internet Providers Strike Back Against Net Neutrality Activists

Twenty-eight of America's broadband providers signed an open letter warning the FCC that regulating broadband as a public utility will stifle innovation.
FCC Chairman to Revise Proposal for New Broadband Rules After Backlash
Net Neutrality

FCC Chairman to Revise Proposal for New Broadband Rules After Backlash

The revision comes after heaping criticism from major tech companies, who believe such a change will not only be a disadvantage to smaller companies but also to consumers.
Almost Every Major Tech Company in America Blasts the FCC's Net Neutrality Proposal
Net Neutrality

Almost Every Major Tech Company in America Blasts the FCC's Net Neutrality Proposal

Opposition to the proposed rule change is growing louder as one commissioner calls for a delay on the May 15 vote and a public comment period.
Marissa Mayer: Mobile Was a Huge Missed Opportunity for Yahoo
Yahoo

Marissa Mayer: Mobile Was a Huge Missed Opportunity for Yahoo

The CEO says being late to mobile was one of Yahoo's biggest mistakes, but says the company is making up for lost time.
How the Updated Google Maps Will Make Your Life Easier
Google

How the Updated Google Maps Will Make Your Life Easier

Google updated its Maps app with a new lane guidance feature and the ability to compare transit rates with those of ride-sharing service Uber.
Shane Smith Wants to Be the Rupert Murdoch of His Generation
Media Companies

Shane Smith Wants to Be the Rupert Murdoch of His Generation

Having hit a sweet spot with young audiences, the founder of Vice Media is convinced he can turn his brand into something 10 times bigger than CNN.