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Google Axes Motorola Mobility Branch In Israel Google Axes Motorola Mobility Branch In Israel

Google announced last week via SEC form 8K that it would be eliminating 4,000 jobs from the recently acquired Motorola Mobility, and close a third (about 30) of its facilities. “These changes are designed to return Motorola’s mobile devices unit …

Starbucks’ Pumpkin Spice Latte Challenge Starts Today on Facebook Starbucks’ Pumpkin Spice Latte Challenge Starts Today on Facebook
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Every year, people count down the days until Starbucks unveils one of their most-popular offerings, the Pumpkin Spice Latte. The espresso-based concoction of pumpkin flavorings, spices, and sweet cream signals the coming of fall, and to some, there is a …

Nintendo 3DS XL Pushes The Company Into The Digital Age Nintendo 3DS XL Pushes The Company Into The Digital Age
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Nintendo continues its fine trend of reworking its portable hardware this week with the launch of the Nintendo 3DS XL. It’s like the original 3DS in every way, but features a 90 percent larger screen. It is also of the …

Robert Pattinson To Avoid Awkward “Twilight” Run-In Robert Pattinson To Avoid Awkward “Twilight” Run-In
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Robert Pattinson has been doing his duty where his new movie “Cosmopolis” is concerned, showing up for several interviews and talk shows to promote the film; he even sat down to chat with Jon Stewart over a pint of Ben …

WWE Mobile App Gives Fans Exclusive Content During Monday Night Raw WWE Mobile App Gives Fans Exclusive Content During Monday Night Raw
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WWE has launched a new mobile app for iOS and Android, giving fans access to to a “second screen TV companion experience,” which activates during Monday Night Raw. The app features live polls and content during that time. The app …

Facebook Stock Slides, Zuck Grills Steaks Facebook Stock Slides, Zuck Grills Steaks
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It must be a rather tense time for Zuckerberg and crew, as Facebook stock continues to plunge. Last week, the “lockup” period ended, allowing shareholders to sell their frozen shares – and the price tanked to its then-lowest point, $19.76. …

Wikileaks Says Assange Will Go To Sweden If Certain Conditions Are Met Wikileaks Says Assange Will Go To Sweden If Certain Conditions Are Met

Wikileaks, and its Australian founder Julian Assange, have been under fire for the past two months. He has been holed up inside the Ecuadorian embassy since his bid to stay his extradition to Sweden was denied. It all came to …

Copper Debuts to Moderately Good Reviews Copper Debuts to Moderately Good Reviews
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Copper, the new, “gritty,” drama from the BBC premiered on BBC America last night. Reviews for the show are mostly good, though not spectacular. While reviewers generally enjoyed the themes, setting, and backstory in the premiere episodes, the characters and …

Rihanna Makes Shocking Confession During Oprah Interview Rihanna Makes Shocking Confession During Oprah Interview

Rihanna sat down with Oprah Winfrey this past Sunday to discuss her career, her relationships, and why it’s been so hard for her to let go of Chris Brown after their infamous physical altercation. What she revealed shocked many viewers. …

Dallas Cowboys Sued Over Butt-Burning Benches Dallas Cowboys Sued Over Butt-Burning Benches
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In strange lawsuit news of the day, a Texas woman has filed suit against the Dallas Cowboys organization and team owner Jerry Jones after she fried her posterior on a sizzling-hot bench outside the Cowboys Stadium. Jennelle Carrillo claims that …

Bruce Willis Steals One-Liner From Arnold Bruce Willis Steals One-Liner From Arnold
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Bruce Willis is one of a bevy of action stars who appear in the huge blockbuster “The Expendables 2″, which opened over the weekend to mixed reviews. And while they’re all getting a little older, it appears the jokes aren’t. …

Windows Phone May Finally Climb Out Of Fourth Place By November Windows Phone May Finally Climb Out Of Fourth Place By November

Android and iOS – the two mobile operating systems are the centerpiece of any smartphone marketshare study. They are constantly battling for market supremacy with Android taking the top spot due to its proliferation across multiple devices. While its more …

OnLive Re-formed as Half Its Staff is Re-hired OnLive Re-formed as Half Its Staff is Re-hired

Just before the weekend began last Friday, rumors about OnLive began to leak out over Twitter. The convoluted story gleaned from OnLive employees was that the company was entering bankruptcy and that its entire staff had been laid off. The …

Flipboard For Android Improves, Users Want A Bit More Flipboard For Android Improves, Users Want A Bit More

Flipboard launched (out of beta) in the Google Play Store in June, and quickly became a popular download. It’s received nearly 28,000 reviews in Google Play, and has an overall rating of 4 1/2 out of 5 stars. The app …

I AM THE FRESHMAKER: A Breaking Bad Mentos Ad I AM THE FRESHMAKER: A Breaking Bad Mentos Ad

Sometimes, things are just funnier than they should be. I’m not saying that a great scene from this season of Breaking Bad turned into a classic Mentos commercial shouldn’t be funny, but I probably shouldn’t have laughed for five minutes …

iPhone 5 Rumor: LCD Screen Replacement On Sale For $199 iPhone 5 Rumor: LCD Screen Replacement On Sale For $199

It’s pretty much confirmed at this point that the iPhone 5 is going to have a larger screen. All signs are pointing to a screen with a resolution of 1136×640. We won’t know for sure, of course, until the all …

AWS Elastic Beanstalk Now Runs Python Apps AWS Elastic Beanstalk Now Runs Python Apps

Amazon announced that AWS Elastic Beanstalk will now support Python applications, in addition to PHP, Java and .NET. Specifically, Elastic Beanstalk will now support Python apps and frameworks that run on Apache HTTP Server and the WSGI interface. Amazon also …

Netflix Hits One Million Members in the UK & Ireland in Only Seven Months Netflix Hits One Million Members in the UK & Ireland in Only Seven Months

In just seven months after launching their streaming service in the UK & Ireland to compete with European heavyweight Lovefilm, Netflix is announcing a pretty big milestone: UK & Ireland Netflix members now total over one million. Netflix says that …

Chuck Norris Gets Rave Reviews For “Expendables 2″ Chuck Norris Gets Rave Reviews For “Expendables 2″
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Chuck Norris has been more of a well-intentioned punchline than anything else in recent years; after he became a popular internet meme, it was all downhill from there. But he’s chosen perhaps the best vehicle for a return to the …

Facebook’s Sponsored Stories Settlement Denied Facebook’s Sponsored Stories Settlement Denied

A District Judge has denied, without prejudice, a settlement hammered out by Facebook and plaintiffs in a class-action suit directed at the companies advertising practices – more specifically their Sponsored Stories ads. The original suit involved five California plaintiffs that …

Best Buy Hires New CEO Following Scandal Best Buy Hires New CEO Following Scandal

Best Buy today announced that it has appointed Hubert Joly as the company’s CEO. Joly is currently the CEO of Carlson, a worldwide hospitality and travel company. “Hubert was an outstanding candidate for this position and I am confident he …

Julian Assange Demands That The U.S. Stop Persecuting Wikileaks Julian Assange Demands That The U.S. Stop Persecuting Wikileaks
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It’s official – Julian Assange has been granted asylum by the South American country of Ecuador. Unfortunately for Assange, it’s looks like the U.K. government isn’t going to let him go. He’s been locked up inside the Ecuadorian embassy for …

Barnes & Noble Takes Nook To The UK, Expanding Internationally For The First Time Barnes & Noble Takes Nook To The UK, Expanding Internationally For The First Time

Barnes & Noble is bringing its Nook products to the UK this fall, the company announced today. Customers will be able to access the digital storefront via nook.co.uk, and the company will begin selling its E Ink Readers, Nook Simple …

Tony Scott Dies: Director Committed Suicide Tony Scott Dies: Director Committed Suicide
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Tony Scott, brother of fellow director Ridley Scott and the man responsible for such films as “True Romance”, “Days Of Thunder”, and “Top Gun”, is dead at age 68 after jumping from the Vincent Thomas Bridge in Los Angeles. His …