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Yelp Launches Revenue Estimation Tool Yelp Launches Revenue Estimation Tool

Yelp announced the launch of a new “revenue estimator” tool, which lets local businesses compare their Yelp-driven business to the national average as found in a recent Boston Consulting Group study. According to that study, local businesses with free Yelp …

Lohan and Sheen Scene Takes Place in Bed

Months after allegedly sending her thousands of dollars for her tax bill, Charlie Sheen has finally convinced Lindsay Lohan to hop into bed with him. Not in their personal life, though. At least, not that we know of. Lohan and …

Google Launches Tool To Help You Calculate Mobile Value Google Launches Tool To Help You Calculate Mobile Value

Google announced the launch of a new initiative to help marketers better understand the impact of mobile on their businesses both online and offline. It’s called Full Value of Mobile, and has a page on Google’s “GoMo” site here. The …

Backstreet Boys Finally Get Around to Making a Harlem Shake Video and Your Tween Heart Will Melt

You thought the Harlem Shake was a dead meme, didn’t you? Well, nothing is really complete until the Backstreet Boys have a crack at it, right? No? That’s not a thing? Either way, I’ll be willing to bet that there’s …

iPhone 5S Rumor: Launch Could Come As Early As June iPhone 5S Rumor: Launch Could Come As Early As June

Earlier this month, a rumor suggested that we’d be seeing the iPhone 5S launch in August. Other rumors have backed the claim up, but an analyst has come forward with speculation that we could be seeing the iPhone 5S even …

Stabbings at Target Injure Three, Including a 16-Year-Old Girl

A trip to a local Target turned into a nightmare for Pittsburgh shoppers when a man wielding a kitchen knife began stabbing people in the store. According to a Pittsburgh Tribune-Review report, the man was chased into the Target and …

Guy Kawasaki On The Benefits Of Self-Publishing Guy Kawasaki On The Benefits Of Self-Publishing

Guy Kawasaki, the former Apple evangelist, who is now advising Google’s Motorola group on product design, recently co-authored a book with Shawn Welch, called APE: Author, Publisher, Entrepreneur–How to Publish a Book, aimed at helping people understand the self-publishing process. …

Google’s Slow Poisoning of Google Reader Continues Google’s Slow Poisoning of Google Reader Continues

Although Google Reader is still up and running smoothly for now, Google is continuing to slowly rid the internet of any traces of its existence. Reader, which used to be one of the main options on Google’s omnipresent black bar …

Should The Senate Pass Online Sales Tax Legislation? [Updated] Should The Senate Pass Online Sales Tax Legislation? [Updated]
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Update: It passed. Currently in the U.S., state governments are only obligated to collect sales taxes from online retailers that are based in their own states. If an online sales tax bill makes it to law, states could collect from …

Google+ Now Lets You Use Animated GIFs as Your Profile Pic Google+ Now Lets You Use Animated GIFs as Your Profile Pic
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Google has just unveiled a Google+ update that’s sure to thrill all you GIF lovers out there. Starting today, you can now use an animated GIF as your profile picture. The GIF will animate on profile pages on both mobile …

3D Printing Is Fueling Innovation In Cosmetics 3D Printing Is Fueling Innovation In Cosmetics
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3D printers are usually thrust into the spotlight only when something controversial happens. It makes it easy to forget how the technology is improving established industries all around the world. Stratasys has the story of Collcap Packaging, and how the …

Rock Band My Chemical Romance Splits After 12 Years
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Some band break-ups can be as bad as romantic ones, and for dedicated fans they are often worse. Rock band My Chemical Romance was formed in September 2001 and used the new influence of MySpace to propel itself to nearly …

Kids Had A Hard Time Buying M-Rated Video Games In 2012 [Study]

In 2011, the Supreme Court smacked down a proposed California law that would have fined retailers that sold M-rated games to children. Before that ruling, other states had tried to pass similar laws. Even after the Supreme Court ruling, other …

Petition to Force Congress to Wear NASCAR-Style Suits with Corporate Logos Gains Steam
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Ever since the White House changed the rules on their We The People petition site, forcing petitions to reach the 100,000-signature threshold before warranting an official response, “successful” petitions have been a lot more scarce. Only a handful of petitions …

Mad Men Season 5 Now Streaming On Netflix
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If you’re a fan of AMC’s hit television series Mad Men (or Jon Hamm’s penis), you will be happy to know that season 5 is now streaming on Netflix. Here’s Netflix’s description of the season: Brilliant, hard-drinking advertising exec Don …

Getting Google Rankings Back After Site Downtime Getting Google Rankings Back After Site Downtime
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The latest Google Webmaster Help video deals with getting your site’s rankings back after experiencing some downtime. Google’s Matt Cutts will often provides answers to his own questions in these videos. This time the question comes from Googler Pierre Far, …

Tubby Smith Fired From Minnesota Basketball
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College basketball coach Tubby Smith coached the 11-seeded University of Minnesota men’s basketball team past six-seeded UCLA in the second round of the men’s NCAA basketball tournament, but the team lost to third-seed Florida in the next round. Evidently, a …

Check Out Some Gameplay From Assassin’s Creed IV: Black Flag
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Earlier this month, Ubisoft revealed that the next Assassin’s Creed game would be titled Assassin’s Creed IV: Black Flag. The announcement came with a CG trailer that didn’t show any gameplay, but it did make PETA look more foolish than …

Facebook Tests Messenger-Like Chat Bubbles on Desktop Facebook Tests Messenger-Like Chat Bubbles on Desktop
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Facebook is currently testing a new look to chat on desktop – one that looks nearly identical to the way chat appears on the Facebook Messenger app. The new design has blue and white chat bubbles, instead of the simple …

Anthony Lewis Dies; New York Times Columnist was 85

Anthony Lewis, the author and influential columnist for The New York Times, has died. He was 85 years old. The New York Times is reporting that Lewis died at his home in Cambridge, Massachusetts on Monday, March 25. His wife, …

Don’t Understand The 3D Printed Gun Controversy? Watch This Documentary Don’t Understand The 3D Printed Gun Controversy? Watch This Documentary
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3D printed guns were viewed as more or less a curiosity when they first started to gain mainstream exposure last year. It wasn’t until the tragedies at Aurora and Sandy Hook that 3D printed firearms became a full blown controversy …

Facebook’s Threaded and Reorganized Comments Go Live for Pages on an Opt-in Basis Facebook’s Threaded and Reorganized Comments Go Live for Pages on an Opt-in Basis
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As expected, Facebook has just rolled out their new Replies feature for Pages. Starting today, you can choose to turn on Replies for your page. The new feature changes the way post comments are shown and organized, and it allows …

Jesse James Marries Pro Drag Racer Alexis DeJoria

It seems that both Kat Von D and Sandra Bullock are in the rear view mirror of Jesse James’ love life. People magazine is reporting that the 43-year-old James has married his fiance, Alexis DeJoria, at her father’s home in …

Google+ Apps Updated with Photo Filters, Improvements to Profiles & Communities, and More Google+ Apps Updated with Photo Filters, Improvements to Profiles & Communities, and More

Google has just launched a major update to Google+ for iOS and Android, bringing photo filters, a brand new profile design, new features for communities, and much more. First off, the big, flashy new addition Google+ for iOS is photo …