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Six Strikes Copyright Alert System Launches This Week [Report] Six Strikes Copyright Alert System Launches This Week [Report]
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For the past year, we’ve seen delay after delay for the Center for Copyright Information’s six strikes Copyright Alert System. For a while, it looked like it would never become a reality. Now it looks like the system is finally …

MasterCard Introduces MasterPass Digital Wallet, Partnership With mFoundry MasterCard Introduces MasterPass Digital Wallet, Partnership With mFoundry

MasterCard introduced MasterPass today at Mobile World Congress, calling it the “future of digital payments”. The service lets people use any payment card or enabled device to “discover enhanced shopping experiences”. MasterPass includes checkout services for merchants, and connected wallets …

Snooki Selling Car On eBay: Bids Exceed $70,000
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Snooki, the diminutive star of MTV reality show “Jersey Shore”, has sold her custom Cadillac Escalade on eBay as a chance to “own a piece of pop culture history”, and she managed to get quite a bit of dough for …

ASUS Unveils 7-Inch Tablet, New Padfone ASUS Unveils 7-Inch Tablet, New Padfone

Mobile World Congress is in full swing this week and it seems that the mini-tablet product category is set to be flooded in the coming months. ASUS today announced three new devices, a 7-inch tablet and a 5-inch phone that …

Oscars Stats From Google, Twitter And Facebook Oscars Stats From Google, Twitter And Facebook

A flood of stats about Sunday night’s Oscars ceremony has been unleashed upon the web. Among these stats are some looks at trends from Google, Twitter and Facebook. Google Here are the top five most searched Oscar nominees, according to …

“DWTS”: “Idol” Contestant Signs Up To Dance

Many fans of “Dancing With The Stars” are also fans of “American Idol”, so news of a crossover will be a nice surprise. Former “Idol” contestant and country star Kellie Pickler has reportedly signed up to appear on the dance …

Facebook Partners With Operators For Free/Discounted Access To Messaging Facebook Partners With Operators For Free/Discounted Access To Messaging
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Facebook announced partnerships with over 18 operators in 14 countries to provide users with free or discounted data access to Facebook messaging. Users on Android, iOS and Facebook for Every Phone (which the company notes is now optimized for chat) …

Barnes & Noble Founder Plans To Buy Retail Operation Barnes & Noble Founder Plans To Buy Retail Operation
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Barnes & Noble looked like it was on its way back to relevancy after a number of quarters of profitability thanks to its Nook tablets. That all ended last year as the company began posting losses, and it looked like …

Samsung Galaxy Note 8 Mini-Tablet Announced Samsung Galaxy Note 8 Mini-Tablet Announced

Samsung this week officially announced its newest tablet device, the Galaxy Note 8. The 8-inch mini-tablet is the Korean manufacturer’s answer to the popularity of Apple’s iPad mini. The Note 8 features a similar size and hardware to Apple’s latest …

19 Arrested At Mall After Boy Band Performance
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19 people were arrested on Saturday at Ford City Mall in Chicago, officials said, after wreaking havoc inside the building and then jumping on top of cars–both moving and parked–in the parking lot. The disturbance came about 30-45 minutes after …

Firefox OS Set To Launch Across 17 Carriers Later This Year Firefox OS Set To Launch Across 17 Carriers Later This Year
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Firefox OS is Mozilla’s plan to bring an affordable, Web-centric smartphone to emerging economies around the world. At Mobile World Congress, Mozilla finally announced which countries will be getting their hands on the new OS first. Mozilla announced that Firefox …

Quvenzhane Wallis Scores Big Film Role

Quvenzhane Wallis, the 9-year old actress who impressed movie-goers and film critics alike last year with her portrayal of Hushpuppy in the Oscar-nominated film “Beasts Of The Southern Wild”, got some good news on Sunday: she’s officially been offered the …

Are These Google’s Ranking Signals For Google News? Are These Google’s Ranking Signals For Google News?
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Computerworld has a new report out about an old patent of Google’s that is drawing some attention. It looks at ways Google might be ranking content in Google News, which is not only helpful for all publications trying to gain …

Jack Swagger, WWE Star, to Appear in Court on DUI Charges
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Jack Swagger, the WWE star who’s real name is Jacob Hager, was arrested earlier this week in Gulfport, Mississippi on DUI charges. According to a TMZ report on the incident, the wrestler was arrested after leaving a taping of WWE …

Taylor Swift Sued For Keeping Millions After Canceled Event
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Taylor Swift has always seemed like an untouchable princess in the world of celebrities; she may have a long list of boyfriends and songs about said boyfriends, but in the end it doesn’t matter because she’s Taylor Swift. She has …

“No Black Nurses” Lawsuit Filed Against Hospital
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A Michigan woman has filed a lawsuit against the hospital she works for after an incident in October which she says was entirely based on discrimination. Tonya Battle says she was working in the neonatal intensive care unit last year …

Google Posts Multiscreen Brand Building Webinar Google Posts Multiscreen Brand Building Webinar

Google has released video from a recent webinar about brand building in a multiscreen world. The video is about a half hour long, and discusses ways to build brand awareness and influence consideration for your brand using YouTube, the Google …

Xbox LIVE Game Sale Begins Next Week

Microsoft today revealed that a huge sale on Xbox LIVE Games on Demand titles will take place next week. Over on his blog, Director of Programming for Xbox LIVE Larry “Major Nelson” Hyrb revealed that the “Xobx Ultimate Game Sale” …

Chris Hardwick: YouTube Comments Are The ‘Taint Of Humanity’ Chris Hardwick: YouTube Comments Are The ‘Taint Of Humanity’

Chris Hardwick, who some may know from hosting MTV’s Singled Out or appearing in Rob Zombie’s House Of 1,000 Corpses, but is better known these days as the Nerdist guy, appeared on Conan O’Brien (which also featured Google Ass). He …

Watch Aquaman Feed Cyborg To A Shark In Injustice: Gods Among Us
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It’s Friday, and that means that the Injustice Battle Arena gets another two amazing match ups. The past few weeks have been incredibly exciting with match ups between the likes of Batman and Bane, and The Joker and Lex Luthor. …

“Survivor” Engagement News: Country Singer To Wed

“Survivor” contestant and country singer Whitney Duncan is all set to marry Keith Tollefson, whom she met on the show. Duncan was actually married when she appeared on the show, to KingBilly singer Donny Fallgatter; however, the two had allegedly …

Scroogled Petition Has 79K Signatures, Many Seem To Be Signing The Wrong Thing Scroogled Petition Has 79K Signatures, Many Seem To Be Signing The Wrong Thing
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Microsoft keeps on keeping on with this Scroogled thing. We’ve been alerted that there’s now an infographic to go along with it. The company says its Scroogled petition has reached 78,000 signatures (It’s actually at over 79K). It’s unclear how …

NASA Report Explains Satellite Launch Failure

NASA this week released an eight-page report detailing all its engineers have learned about a failed satellite launch that took place on March 4, 2011. The launch of a Taurus XL T9 rocket, designed by Orbital Science Corporation, was meant …

Facebook Rolling Out Fixes To Page Insights Reporting Facebook Rolling Out Fixes To Page Insights Reporting

Insights are a huge part of the Facebook developer’s life. As such, the social network has been consistently improving the product with new features and fixes. The latest fixes are coming after an extensive engineering audit. Facebook announced today that …