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Should Internet Access Remain Tax Free? Should Internet Access Remain Tax Free?
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You probably pay a lot for Internet, but at least you don’t have to pay taxes on your service with each monthly bill. That may all change next year, and two senators want to stop that from happening. The Hill …

Google Has Made People Afraid To Link Google Has Made People Afraid To Link
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Google has made it so people are scared to link to content. That’s what it has come to. I don’t think it’s ever been Google’s intention to scare people away from linking when it’s natural and deserving, but its never-ending …

Former Rep. Dennis Kucinich Calls For The NSA To Be Abolished Former Rep. Dennis Kucinich Calls For The NSA To Be Abolished
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The NSA has become quite the touchy subject in Washington these past few months after leaks from former NSA contractor Edward Snowden revealed the agency’s spy programs. The president and those who support the NSA have been on the defensive …

Will Google’s Expanding Personalization Help Or Hurt Businesses? Will Google’s Expanding Personalization Help Or Hurt Businesses?
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Google has been getting more personalized little by little for years now, but it’s happening much more rapidly these days, and not only is it getting more personalized, it’s getting more conversational, in the sense that it’s just telling you …

Do Users And Businesses Have Legitimate Gripes With Gmail? Do Users And Businesses Have Legitimate Gripes With Gmail?
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Google is making waves with Gmail a lot these days for a variety of reasons, and this week, users are freaking out about something the company said in a court document regarding email privacy. Combine that with the new compose …

Minimum Wage Debate Strikes a Date Minimum Wage Debate Strikes a Date
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August 29 is the day you may want to pack a lunch.  Fast food workers are joining the social media stampede calling for a nationwide strike on August 29, four days before Labor Day.  Demands are for an hourly wage …

Is Google Going Too Far With The Nofollows? Is Google Going Too Far With The Nofollows?
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Note: This article has been updated from its original form. Google, this week, has given webmasters more advice on when they should be using the nofollow attribute. In other words, Google is telling you more types of links you shouldn’t …

Gmail’s New Compose Box Is About to Be Your Only Option Gmail’s New Compose Box Is About to Be Your Only Option
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If you’ve been temporarily using the old compose view inside Gmail, your days are numbered. Google has just announced that the new Gmail compose box will become the only option within the next few days. “A few weeks ago we …

Facebook Messes With News Feed Again, Presents New Visibility Challenges Facebook Messes With News Feed Again, Presents New Visibility Challenges
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Facebook has been messing around with the way the News Feed works again, even as many people are still waiting to even get access to the “new” News Feed design the company unveiled all the way back in March. This …

Dine & Ditcher Shamed on Facebook, Promptly Arrested Dine & Ditcher Shamed on Facebook, Promptly Arrested
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In the social media age, it’s probably a bad idea to dine and ditch. Ok, it’s always a bad idea to dine and ditch – because if you dine and ditch, you’re an asshole. But if you plan on dining …

Can Google Really Keep Competitors From Harming Your Business? Can Google Really Keep Competitors From Harming Your Business?
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Some webmasters aren’t convinced by Google’s “solution” to negative SEO. Wasn’t Google’s Disavow Links tool supposed to be a major help in preventing negative SEO – competitors (or other enemies) associating your otherwise legitimate site with “bad neighborhoods,” by way …

Lavabit Shuts Down, Email Service Says It Won’t Be “Complicit In Crimes Against The American People” Lavabit Shuts Down, Email Service Says It Won’t Be “Complicit In Crimes Against The American People”
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In early July, it was suggested that former NSA contractor Edward Snowden used Lavabit. For those unaware, it’s a small email provider based out of Texas that promises the utmost privacy through encryption. The service had a small following, but …

Did Google Give Webmasters What They Need This Time? Did Google Give Webmasters What They Need This Time?
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Webmasters, many of which have businesses that rely on search rankings, have been wanting Google to do more to communicate with more specificity what is hurting their sites in Google search rankings. The search engine can’t seem to do enough …

The Implications Of Bezos’ Purchase Of The Washington Post The Implications Of Bezos’ Purchase Of The Washington Post
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As you’ve more than likely learned by now, Amazon founder and CEO Jeff Bezos is buying The Washington Post for $250 million. The news was announced Monday afternoon, and the Internet (at least the business end of it) just about …

Cross Of Jesus Found? Archaeologists Think So
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Archaeologists working on a dig in Turkey say they might have found a very important relic: a piece of the holy cross. While working in the ruins of Balatlar Church, scientists say they discovered a small stone chest with two …

Michigan 7th Grader ATTACKED by Bear
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A 12-year-old girl was attacked by a black bear while jogging near her home in Cadillac, Michigan, an area approximately 200 miles northwest of Detroit. The 7th grader said she was immediately in fear for her life. “It clawed me …

Kim Zolciak, ‘Real Housewives of Atlanta’ Star Is Pregnant With Twins
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Kim Zolciak (Biermann), the busty blonde known for her famous weaves on Bravo’s Real Housewives of Atlanta is confirmed to be pregnant for the fifth time – this round, with TWINS! Yep, you heard it right: the 35-year-old spitfire expecting …

Olivia Newton-John Home Suicide Site

A 42-year-old contractor working on the Jupiter, FL home of “Grease” star Olivia Newton-John has died of an apparent suicide inside the property. Newton-John and her entrepreneur husband John Easterling hired contractors to work on their Jupiter Inlet Colony house …

Animal Activists Say “No Dolphins” to Anchorman “Ron Burgundy”

A movie is schedule for release just before Christmas. It features scenes with dolphins and one animal group says they are fighting mad about it. The People for the Ethical Treatment of Animals (PETA) says the upcoming feature film “Anchorman …

Ferrari Breaks Record With $27 Million Sale

What would you do with $27.5 million dollars? If that answer is to purchase a Ferrari, then you are not alone. More often than not, this coveted vehicle serves as a luxury that few can afford. In Monterey, California, a …

B-1 Bomber Crash Forces Crew Of Four To Eject
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A U.S. Air Force B-1B bomber crashed this morning in near the small town of Broadus in southeastern Montana this morning. The crash took place sometime before 9 o’clock this morning during what Air Force officials called a routine training …

Autistic Boy Receives Hate Letter
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How can someone harbor so much hate for someone, simply because they are different? That is the question that one mother has after her child, diagnosed with Autism, was sent a hate letter. 13-year-old, Maxwell Begley is just a normal …

“The Lady Vanishes”: Remake Better, Worse, the Same?
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Whenever a classic is remade, it’s risky and bound to be compared. The 2013 version of The Lady Vanishes premiered on PBS Sunday, and it had some Hitchcockian shoes to fill. The newest version received the TV movie treatment for …

Skype Comes To Outlook.com In U.S. Skype Comes To Outlook.com In U.S.
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Microsoft announced today that it is launching a preview version of Skype integration in its Outlook.com webmail product in the U.S. The company has been testing it in other markets like the U.K., Brazil and Canada, but until now, U.S. …