Author: Patricio Robles

Patricio Robles

I am a tech reporter and have been writing about technology, digital marketing and startups at Econsultancy since January 2009.

The New York Times sells its front page - in print

Facing dire financial circumstances that have it selling assets to survive, The New York Times is doing something it had previously refused to do throughout its 157 year history; placing ads on its front page.

The January 5, 2009 issue of one of the world's most storied dailies contains a modest ad, two-and-a-half inches high, at the bottom of its front page that promotes CBS.

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Celebrity Twitter accounts hacked

On the heels of a phishing scheme that lured unsuspecting Twitter users to a website that was designed to steal their passwords, the Twitter accounts of well-known individuals, including United States President-Elect Barack Obama, have been compromised.

TechCrunch's Michael Arrington and others noticed unusual tweets on the official accounts of the United States President-Elect, CNN's Rick Sanchez, FOX News' Bill O'Reilly and Britney Spears. Companies such as Facebook and The Huffington Post have seen their official Twitter accounts compromised as well.

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Steve Jobs: "Rumors of my death have been greatly exaggerated. Really."

When Steve Jobs announced that he would not be speaking at this year's MacWorld, the blogosphere was rife with rumors that Apple's superstar CEO was battling serious health issues.

Jobs is a survivor of pancreatic cancer and therefore concerns over his health are a constant issue. In recent times, Jobs has appeared noticeably thin, prompting some to speculate that all was not well. His decision not to speak at the next MacWorld, which will be the company's last appearance at the show, only fueled further speculation and caused a drop in Apple's share price.

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