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Gangnam Style Supplants Bieber’s Baby as YouTube King Gangnam Style Supplants Bieber’s Baby as YouTube King

For more than two long, hopeless years, Justin Bieber’s “Baby” wore the crown of most viewed video on YouTube. We knew that eventually a white knight would ride in and oust the boy tyrant, but we were unsure of just …

Samsung Takes Action On Labor Conditions in China Samsung Takes Action On Labor Conditions in China

As Samsung has increased its share of the mobile devices market and emerged as the main competitor to Apple, increased scrutiny has also been placed on the Korean company’s manufacturing processes. In August, human rights organization China Labor Watch published …

Self-Branded Google Chromebooks May Be In Our Future [Report] Self-Branded Google Chromebooks May Be In Our Future [Report]
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The Nexus line of hardware was a major turning point for Google. The search giant and software developer finally made a splash in hardware production. A new report from this morning indicates that Google may also be getting more involved …

Katt Williams Sued For Crappy Show
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Comedian Katt Williams is finding himself on the wrong side of the law quite a bit lately, and the latest news is that his recent performance in Oakland, California, was so bad the audience is taking him to court. Williams’ …

No, You Can’t Copyright Your Content with a Facebook Status No, You Can’t Copyright Your Content with a Facebook Status
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Users beware: a new viral status is making the rounds on Facebook, and it promises to protect your privacy by guaranteeing your right to copyright on all of the content you publish on the site. Sounds good, I guess – …

Black Friday Breaks Record: E-commerce Spending Surpasses $1 Billion For First Time Black Friday Breaks Record: E-commerce Spending Surpasses $1 Billion For First Time

Today may be Cyber Monday, but U.S. consumers were not waiting to start their online holiday shopping. Black Friday, which is known as the biggest shopping day of the year for brick and mortars, saw e-commerce spending surpass $1 billion …

Charlie Sheen: Lohan Needs Help Paying Tax Debt
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Charlie Sheen is no stranger to controversy or the party life, so when he was paired with Lindsay Lohan in “Scary Movie 5″, the two reportedly hit it off, no doubt bonding over a shared wild history. Lohan, who owes …

Larry Hagman Dies at 81, “Dallas” Star
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Since the late 1950s, we have all come to love the wide-brimmed, Stetson-wearing Texan Larry Hagman, mostly known for playing the villainous J.R. Ewing in Dallas (spanning from 1971-2012). Unfortunately, this talented star passed away this past Friday. Larry Hagman …

Should Law Enforcement Be Required To Obtain Warrants When Snooping Through Email? Should Law Enforcement Be Required To Obtain Warrants When Snooping Through Email?
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Senator Patrick Leahy was one of the good guys back in September. He was proposing a rewrite to the 26-year-old Electronic Communications Privacy Act that would require the feds to obtain a warrant to read your email. The Justice Department …

Bryce Courtenay Dies at 79, Australian Author

The literary world loses a great friend and author today of Bryce Courtenay, a great Australian novelist who unfortunately passed on this past Thursday (November 22nd, 2012). Even though he was known for his Australian writings, Courtenay was from South …

Deborah Raffin Dies at 59, Audiobook Pioneer and Actress
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If you are heavily involved with the audiobook industry, I am sure that the name “Deborah Raffin” comes up from time to time. Raffin was an American actress who later went into audiobook publishing. Earlier in her career, Raffin started …

AdSense Gets New Ad Review Function AdSense Gets New Ad Review Function
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Google announced a change to the Ad Review Center in AdSense to help users find and review ads more efficiently. On the Inside AdSense blog, Google’s Marcel Crasmaru explains, “Using the technology behind Google Image Search, you’ll now be able …

Tao Of Twitter Author Talks Follower Count, Retweeting And Lists Tao Of Twitter Author Talks Follower Count, Retweeting And Lists

We recently interviewed Mark Schaefer, author of The Tao of Twitter. We discussed a variety of topics, like Twitter’s lack of a TweetDeck-like interface, real-time search, the Twitter directory and embeddable timelines widget, and Klout score. He had some other …

AOL Co-Founder Steve Case Thinks You Should Watch These 10 TED Talks AOL Co-Founder Steve Case Thinks You Should Watch These 10 TED Talks
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AOL co-founder Steve Case has curated a list of ten TED Talks. He says, “It has been amazing to watch TED’s transition from party to platform, and from a small gathering for the benefit of a few to a massive …

How Two Brands Effectively Utilized Google’s GEO API How Two Brands Effectively Utilized Google’s GEO API
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Google has posted a new video to its Developers YouTube channel about a couple of campaigns that use the Geo API. The brands involved are Nature Valley Trail View and Band of Bridges. The campaigns come from the core creative …

Google Wants You To Protect Internet Freedom Google Wants You To Protect Internet Freedom
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Earlier this year, Google and other Internet companies mobilized people to take down SOPA and PIPA. It worked pretty well back then, and now Google is back at it again targeting the next threat to the Internet – the UN. …

A Chef From One Of The World’s Best-Rated Restaurants Speaks At Google

Many of us have food on the brain today. If this includes you, why not take a half hour to listen to what the head chef of one of the world’s top rated restaurants has to say? Google posted the …

Art Ginsburg Dies at 81 (a.k.a. “Mr. Food”)

If you are a fan of culinary shows and have a whole library of cook books, I am sure you are aware of Art Ginsburg (also known as “Mr Food”). Unfortunately, this talented culinary artist passed away today (Wednesday). Ginsburg …

So Far, Online Retail Holiday Spending Is Up 16% YoY So Far, Online Retail Holiday Spending Is Up 16% YoY
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Holiday season retail e-commerce spending for the first 18 days of the November-December 2012 season is $10.1 billion to date, according to new data released by comScore. That’s up 16% compared to the same time period last year. “The 2012 …

Open Graph Gets Mobile Insights From Facebook Open Graph Gets Mobile Insights From Facebook
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Open Graph is the best possible way for publishers and brands to reach an audience on Facebook. The only problem is that Insights for Open Graph are only available for desktop apps. There hasn’t been a dedicated mobile solution until …

Astronomers Discover Dwarf Planet Makemake Has No Atmosphere

Astronomers have discovered that a dwarf planet in our solar system named Makemake has no atmosphere. The object, which orbits in the outer solar system, was expected to have an atmosphere similar to another dwarf planet, Pluto, but new observations …

Obama Pardons Cobbler the Turkey After Facebook Vote

For the first time ever, the White House enlisted Facebook to help President Obama make one of the most important decisions he could ever make as Commander in Chief and leader of the free world: Which turkey he should officially …

The Top Web Properties In The U.S. In October Were… The Top Web Properties In The U.S. In October Were…
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comScore released its monthly Media Metrix rankings for the top fifty U.S. web properties for the month of October. The Elections played a big role in shaping this month’s list. “Political News sites served as an important resource for Americans …

Google Is Fixing The December Bug In Android 4.2 Google Is Fixing The December Bug In Android 4.2

The latest mobile OS from Google – Android 4.2 – has been found to contain a few bugs that ruin the experience for some Nexus device users. The bugs seem to be specifically affecting those on the Nexus 7, Nexus …