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Sheryl Sandberg Passed on Opportunity to Be LinkedIn CEO in 2006, According to Her New Book Sheryl Sandberg Passed on Opportunity to Be LinkedIn CEO in 2006, According to Her New Book

Did you know that Facebook COO Sheryl Sandberg could have been the CEO at another huge social networking company? Probably not. But apparently she reveals that story and more in her upcoming book Lean In: Women, Work and the Will …

Trying To Impregnate The Neighbor’s Horse Is Not How You Get Back At Your Girlfriend
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Half-human/half-animal creatures have always seemed strange to me. How exactly do these creatures come to be? Are they the result of some strange crossbreeding experiment gone wrong, or just good old fashioned magic? One Texas man decided he would try …

Paul Tanner Dies: Legendary Musician Was 95
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Paul Tanner, who was the last surviving member of the Glenn Miller Orchestra, has died of complications from pneumonia. He was 95 years old. Tanner played trombone for the popular jazz ensemble from 1938-1942 before moving on to play at …

BlackBerry Z10 Sales Break Company Records BlackBerry Z10 Sales Break Company Records

BlackBerry, the company formerly known as RIM, today announced that the BlackBerry Z10, the company’s first BlackBerry 10 device, is already breaking records. The device was only just released yesterday in Canada, and the hometown crowd seems to have backed …

Turns Out Anonymous Did Hack Into The Federal Reserve Turns Out Anonymous Did Hack Into The Federal Reserve
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On Sunday evening, Anonymous leaked over 4,000 banker profiles it claimed to have stolen from the federal reserve. The information contained names, addresses, IP addresses, hashed passwords and other sensitive information. Now the federal reserve has confirmed the hack, but …

Robin Sachs Dies: “Buffy” Actor Was 61
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Robin Sachs, who played the mortal enemy of Watcher Rupert Giles on “Buffy The Vampire Slayer”, has died of undisclosed causes. He was 61 years old. Sachs enjoyed a long career in the entertainment industry, which began in 1972 and …

Facebook Launches Developers Live, a New Hub for News, Tutorials, and Live Video Facebook Launches Developers Live, a New Hub for News, Tutorials, and Live Video
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Facebook has just announced Developers Live, a new destination (in the form of a Facebook app) that allows developers to keep up with all of the latest news. Facebook says that it will be “central place to learn about the …

Earth-Sized Planets May be Close by, Shows Study
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Astronomers this week published a new study that estimates six percent of red dwarf stars may have Earth-sized planets orbiting within their “habitable zone” – the area around a star in which liquid water can exist on the surface of …

Twitter App Update Streamlines Discovery and Search Twitter App Update Streamlines Discovery and Search
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Twitter has just announced some search and discovery updates to their iOS and Android apps as well as mobile.twitter.com that they say will help users “better find what’s most important to you when you’re on the go.” What they’ve done …

3 Killed In Denver Shooting, Including Two Children
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Police are saying that a tragic shooting in Denver today which left one adult and two children dead may have been a murder-suicide committed by a mother. While details are still coming in, it has been reported that the children …

Here’s Why Google Doesn’t Turn Off Toolbar PageRank Here’s Why Google Doesn’t Turn Off Toolbar PageRank
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Now that Google’s Matt Cutts is back online, he’s been steadily putting out new Webmaster Help videos on a daily basis. It will be interesting to see how long this continues. Today’s is particularly timely considering Google just pushed out …

Google Adds 38 Ski Resort Maps To Google Maps Google Adds 38 Ski Resort Maps To Google Maps
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Google announced today that it has added 38 run and lift maps for some of the most popular ski resorts in the U.S. and Canada to Google Maps. The maps show blue, green, and black runs as solid colored lines. …

God of War PS3 European Bundle Gets a Gold Controller

Sony has only two weeks left to sell PlayStation 3 consoles before it announces the PlayStation 4 on February 20. It also has only months to convince gamers that the final games of this generation are still worth buying. With …

Age Of Wonders 3 Brings Medieval Strategy To Your PC This Fall

The PC has seen a renaissance of late as certain franchises that haven’t seen any action for years are now getting sequels. The latest is Age of Wonders, which hasn’t seen a new game since 2003′s Shadow Magic. Triumph Studios, …

Let’s Not Forget The Fall Of SOPA And The Might Of A Unified Internet Let’s Not Forget The Fall Of SOPA And The Might Of A Unified Internet

The fall of SOPA was, by far, one of the most interesting events of 2012. It showed that the Internet can and will be an unstoppable force when faced with a threat that targets its very core. Now let’s relive …

Florida Man Convicted Over Facebook Threats to Kill Obama, “Watch the Life Disappear from His Eyes” Florida Man Convicted Over Facebook Threats to Kill Obama, “Watch the Life Disappear from His Eyes”
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You can say a lot of things and stand behind First Amendment protections. Saying that you’re going to kill the President on Facebook is not one of those things, according to a Florida jury. A Florida man has been convicted …

Skimpy Beckham Ad Stirs Up The Web
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David Beckham isn’t shy about showing us his body–a fact most of us are grateful for–and he’s got a new H&M ad out to prove it. Beckham, who has a knack for clothing design like his wife Victoria, partnered with …

Report Looks At Performance Of Location Targeting In Mobile Ads Report Looks At Performance Of Location Targeting In Mobile Ads

Verve Mobile recently released its annual State of the Market review, looking at location-powered mobile advertising (via MarketingCharts). According to the report, mobile campaigns leveraging location targeting outperformed non-location targeted campaigns by factor fo 2x. Of 2,500 mobile campaigns analyzed, …

Samsung Galaxy S IV Announcement Coming March 15 [RUMOR] Samsung Galaxy S IV Announcement Coming March 15 [RUMOR]
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Though Samsung‘s flagship Android smartphone, the Galaxy S III, has been a huge success for the Korean manufacturer, the company isn’t about to let its dominance of the Android mobile market slip away. Rumors last year put the announcement of …

House Intelligence Committee Collaborating With Obama Administration On New CISPA House Intelligence Committee Collaborating With Obama Administration On New CISPA
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CISPA was one of the more worrisome Internet-related bills of 2012. It threatened the online privacy of just about everyone by allowing corporations to share information with governments in the hopes of sniffing out cyber threats. The House approved bill …

AdSense Lets You Add Notes To Keep Track Of Account Changes AdSense Lets You Add Notes To Keep Track Of Account Changes

Back in October, Google announced some changes to AdSense performance reports to improve usability and make the reports more visually compelling. One of the changes involved the ability to view changes to an account in more detail with the “Show …

Fox Cuts Ties To Dick Morris After Campaign Prediction
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Fox has severed ties with pundit Dick Morris after an embarrassing admission regarding his predictions for the presidential election. Of course, it’s being reported that the contract between Morris and Fox is expiring anyway, but it’s widely believed that Fox …

Apple: iTunes Has Now Sold Over 25 Billion Songs Apple: iTunes Has Now Sold Over 25 Billion Songs

Apple has just announced a pretty significant milestone: 25 billion songs have been purchased and downloaded from iTunes. According to Apple, the 25 billionth song was “Monkey Drums” (Goksel Vancin Remix) by Chase Buch, and was downloaded by a guy …

IBEX’s Giant Interstellar “Ribbon” Explained

A new study using data from NASA‘s Interstellar Boundary Explorer (IBEX) mission has put forth an explanation for an interstellar “ribbon” of energetic neutral atoms. The ribbon confounded researchers in 2009 when IBEX was able to map the interstellar boundary …