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Facebook Posts $1.81 Billion Revenue, Ad Revenue Up 61% Facebook Posts $1.81 Billion Revenue, Ad Revenue Up 61%

Facebook just released its Q2 earnings report, including $1.81 billion in revenue, beating Wall Street expectations. EPS (Non-GAAP) were $0.19 for the quarter, also beating expectations. Revenue from advertising was $1.60 billion (88% of total revenue and up 61% year-over-year). …

Christopher Walken Joins Cast Of Clint Eastwood’s ‘Jersey Boys’

Christopher Walken has proven over the years that he can play a variety of roles. He can do dramas, comedies and even musicals. Those who loved Walken in Hairspray will get to see the actor in another musical courtesy of …

Penguin 2.0 Update & Its Effects On Small & Medium Sized Business Penguin 2.0 Update & Its Effects On Small & Medium Sized Business
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On May 22, Google released penguin 2.0. The main purpose of this update was to provide a more in depth analysis on websites that benefits from link spam. This update helped keep websites with unnatural link building out of the …

Goldie Hawn, Kurt Russell Sell Malibu Home For $9.5 Million
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The downturn in the housing market has affected nearly every community in the U.S. Now, it appears that even celebrities are not immune to lowered housing prices. Actress Goldie Hawn and her longtime boyfriend of 30 years, Kurt Russell, have …

Google Analytics Adds AdWords Bid Adjustment Reporting Google Analytics Adds AdWords Bid Adjustment Reporting

Google announced today that it is adding bid adjustment reporting to Google Analytics to help advertisers optimize their enhanced campaigns. The feature will let you analyze performance for each bid adjustment across devices, locations and time of day. The new …

Menthol Cigarettes More Addictive, Dangerous, FDA Says Menthol Cigarettes More Addictive, Dangerous, FDA Says

The FDA announced on Tuesday that they have conducted a preliminary evaluation regarding menthol cigarettes and that they may pose a greater health risk than unflavored ones. The findings came with a 153-page study following a move by congress and …

Check Out This Silly Mario & Luigi: Dream Team TV Ad

Back in the N64 and Gamecube days, Nintendo was known for imaginative, and oftentimes silly, TV ads. That all stopped once the DS and Wii came out as Nintendo opted for ads showing families having fun together instead. For its …

Mars Rover Curiosity Sets One-Day Driving Record
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Mars rover Curiosity is currently on a months-long journey to a Martian mountain named Mount Sharp. The rover has shifted into a distance driving mode and is now roving further than ever along its planned five-mile journey. This week, NASA …

Google’s OK With This Kind Of Hidden Text Google’s OK With This Kind Of Hidden Text
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Today’s Webmaster Help video from Google is interesting. It tackles hidden text, but not the kind that Google has always spoken out agains (and talks about in its quality guidelines), but a more legitimate kind. In the video, Matt Cutts …

Netflix Immediately Supported By Google’s Chromecast, New Android App For Nexus 7 On The Way Netflix Immediately Supported By Google’s Chromecast, New Android App For Nexus 7 On The Way

As you probably know by now, Google revealed both the Nexus 7 tablet and the Chromecast device at an event in San Francisco today. Netflix announced that it has new experiences that cater to both devices. For the Nexus 7, …

Royal Baby: He has a Name! In Fact, He has a Few!

The news is out of Kensington Palace that the Duke and Duchess of Cambridge have officially named their son George Alexander Louis. His formal title will be His Royal Highness, Prince George, of Cambridge. (image) Little Prince George was visited …

Autism Not Linked to Mercury Exposure, Shows Study

Vaccines have already been eliminated as a cause of autism, but prenatal mercury exposure has still been suspected as a cause of the condition. Expecting mothers have been warned away from eating fish during pregnancy over fears of developmental problems. …

Adam Carolla Seeks Crowdfunding for New Movie, Promises Not to Put It All Up His Nose Adam Carolla Seeks Crowdfunding for New Movie, Promises Not to Put It All Up His Nose

Adam Carolla is making a new movie, and he doesn’t want to make it without the help of the people. That’s why, like many other filmmakers recently, the often controversial Carolla is turning to crowdfunding to raise the money for …

Stomach Bug Crosses 6 States, Infects 275 People
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The Center for Disease Control has issued a warning about a particularly virulent strain of stomach bug that has crossed into 6 states, infected nearly 300 people, and put at least ten of those in the hospital. The stomach bug–a …

Royal Baby Gets A Name And It’s Really Prince-Like

The royal baby was debuted to the world yesterday, and now Duchess Kate Middleton and Prince William have announced his name: George Alexander Louis. George will be known as the Prince of Cambridge, the first person to hold that title …

Google Announces New Nexus 7, Chromecast Google Announces New Nexus 7, Chromecast
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Last week, it was revealed that Google would be hosting a breakfast this morning with Sundar Pichai. It was assumed that he would spend the morning talking about Android and perhaps a new Nexus 7. He and other Googlers did …

‘Gran Turismo’ Action Movie Being Developed

As Fast & Furious 6 demonstrated earlier this year, a well-marketed car movie can mean box office success. Now, other movie studios are predictably jumping on the bandwagon, trying to develop their own car-movie franchises. Sony, in particular, is looking …

Heartless, Lazy, and Probably Pretty Useful App Constructs Your Breakup Texts for You Heartless, Lazy, and Probably Pretty Useful App Constructs Your Breakup Texts for You
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As a human being with at least some pitiful excuse for a heart, I feel that I’m inclined to instruct you not to use this app. Ok, now that’s out of the way – Hey guys, check out this incredible …

One Direction School Supplies Are Really Hot This Year, According To Google Shopping Data One Direction School Supplies Are Really Hot This Year, According To Google Shopping Data

Google has shared some search trends for back to school shoppers using the search engine for their shopping needs. The company finds that this is the earliest back to school shopping season on record, and its Google Shopping data shows …

Tappan Zee Accident: Wrong-Way Driver Wasn’t Under The Influence

A 69-year old driver who caused a major accident on the Tappan Zee Bridge on Tuesday was apparently not under the influence of drugs or alcohol, and police are baffled as to why he was driving the wrong way. Michael …

ASP.NET Sees Further Enhancement In Visual Studio 2013 Preview ASP.NET Sees Further Enhancement In Visual Studio 2013 Preview

For a while now, developers have been able to test drive the latest Visual Studio as part of the Visual Studio 2013 Preview. Like any good preview, Microsoft has been constantly improving it as developers give them feedback, including some …

The Dept. of the Interior’s Instagram Account Is Awesome, and You Should Follow It The Dept. of the Interior’s Instagram Account Is Awesome, and You Should Follow It
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This isn’t really new news – just a quick reminder. If you’re not following the U.S. Department of the Interior on Instagram, you’re missing out on some truly incredible photography, delivered free of charge to your smartphone every single day. …

Last Half of That ‘The Bureau: XCOM Declassified’ Trailer Revealed

Earlier this week, 2K Games released half of a trailer for The Bureau: XCOM Declassified. The video showed an Agent Cole, played by Dominic Monaghan (Merry in the Lord of the Rings movies and Charlie in Lost), typing up a …

Taco Bell Kids’ Meals Axed From The Menu Taco Bell Kids’ Meals Axed From The Menu
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Taco Bell recently announced that they’ll be removing their kids’ meals from the menu in January, and some are wondering about the real reason behind the move. The fast food company has frequently been the target of nutritionists, who say …