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What One Billion Facebook Users Means to Prominent U.S. Politicians What One Billion Facebook Users Means to Prominent U.S. Politicians

We knew it was bound to happen sooner rather than later. After reporting 955 million monthly active users in their May IPO filing, Facebook just announced last Thursday that they had crossed the 1 billion users threshold. According to the …

Dish Network Avoids Losing Gannett Channels Dish Network Avoids Losing Gannett Channels
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While terms were not disclosed, Dish Network and Gannett were able to reach an agreement to keep Dish from losing Gannett channels, including ABC, CBS and NBC-affiliated stations in 19 cities. The two companies had a deal in place that …

J.J. Watt Takes Down Sanchez, Earns Praise For Win J.J. Watt Takes Down Sanchez, Earns Praise For Win

With cries from the commentators of “Who?!”, J.J. Watt came out of nowhere during the Texans/Jets game to bring down Mark Sanchez and is taking some credit for helping the Texans earn their first win over the Jets in a …

Google Play Movies & TV Coming to Google TV Google Play Movies & TV Coming to Google TV
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This week Google announced that some essential features of Google Play will be rolling out to Google TV. Though they have been conspicuously absent from Google TV until now, the Google Play app will be getting movies, TV shows, and …

New iPod Touch Pre-Orders Shipping Out Today New iPod Touch Pre-Orders Shipping Out Today
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Did you pre-order the new iPod Touch as soon as it was announced last month? If so, you’ve been waiting for the vague release date of October to roll around. We’re already a quarter through the month and there’s been …

Facebook’s Sponsored Stories Lawsuit Gets New Settlement Facebook’s Sponsored Stories Lawsuit Gets New Settlement

Facebook is making another attempt to bring an end to a lawsuit over their advertising practices – mainly their Sponsored Stories ads. This time, after having a settlement rejected back in August, Facebook has changed up the monetary aspect of …

QVC Host Faints, Co-Host Goes On With The Show QVC Host Faints, Co-Host Goes On With The Show

When QVC guest host Cassie Slane had a fainting spell due to low blood-sugar, her experienced co-host kept right on talking as the cameras cut to a close-up of the product they were talking about, smoothing over the awkward moment. …

Borderlands 2 Mechromancer Released One Week Early Borderlands 2 Mechromancer Released One Week Early

Seeing the amazing trailers to the twisted humor of the game itself, it’s clear that Gearbox is having a lot of fun developing Borderlands 2. The company certainly hasn’t been slacking off, either. Today, Gearbox President Randy Pitchford announced that …

Bad Piggies Chrome App Installs Adware Bad Piggies Chrome App Installs Adware

By all accounts, Bad Piggies is shaping up to be Rovio’s next big hit. iOS and Android users are already downloading the game by the millions, and PC players will soon be able to join in the fun. Strangely enough, …

Rhea Pearlman, Danny Devito Shock Fans And Friends Rhea Pearlman, Danny Devito Shock Fans And Friends

When a Hollywood couple makes it past the twenty year mark, you assume they’ll be together forever. Sadly, that’s not the case for Rhea Pearlman and Danny Devito, who are ending their 30-year marriage. The couple met in 1970 but …

Google Penguin Update: This Person Has A “Huge Recovery” Story Google Penguin Update: This Person Has A “Huge Recovery” Story
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Google has been pushing major updates left and right in recent weeks, and plenty of webmasters are feeling the effects for better or for worse. In late September, Google announced the EMD update targeting low-quality sites with exact match domains. …

Hundreds Of Bonanza Users Get Their Twitter Accounts Suspended [Updated] Hundreds Of Bonanza Users Get Their Twitter Accounts Suspended [Updated]
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It appears that Twitter accounts who have been tweeting links to pages from ecommerce site Bonanza (formerly Bonanzle) have been getting suspended by Twitter. Bonanza co-founder Mark Dorsey tells WebProNews, “This past Friday, hundreds of our sellers’ Twitter accounts were …

Columbus Day, Danny DeVito, And Finger Cancer Columbus Day, Danny DeVito, And Finger Cancer

Twitter is a wonderful place for one-liners. To be funny on the site, you’ve got to be sharp and practice economy of language. You’ve only got 140 characters to make an impression. And what better way to wind-down the work …

Nokia Lumia 810 Will be Exclusive For T-Mobile Nokia Lumia 810 Will be Exclusive For T-Mobile

Last week it was announced that Nokia’s upcoming flagship Windows Phone 8 smartphone, the Lumia 920, will be an AT&T exclusive. While that announcement might have upset Windows Phone fans who aren’t subscribers to AT&T, today’s announcement from Nokia might …

Check Out These Sweet Fan-Made Goonies Posters Check Out These Sweet Fan-Made Goonies Posters
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I’m not sure if any movie did for me what “The Goonies” did when I was a small-town kid. It appealed to my sense of adventure, my sense of humor, my love of pirate tales, and the idea I had …

Google Penguin Update: Latest Refresh Completed Friday Google Penguin Update: Latest Refresh Completed Friday
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As previously reported, Google’s Matt Cutts announced on Friday that Google launched the latest data refresh for the Penguin update. If you dig through Cutts’ replies to various Twitter users (as Barry Schwartz has apparently done), you’ll also find this …

Microsoft’s Next Kinect May Feature Finger Tracking Microsoft’s Next Kinect May Feature Finger Tracking
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It was rumored that the original Xbox 360 Kinect would feature finger tracking. The feature was obviously absent from the original accessory’s launch, but there’s still hope that a future iteration of the device could provide the kind of precision …

Google Releases Tablet App Quality Checklist Google Releases Tablet App Quality Checklist

Now that the Nexus 7 has been deemed a success, Android app developers are taking a new look at porting over their smartphone applications for the tablet market. To help make sure things look right on the Nexus 7′s sexy …

Facebook In Final Testing Phase For Native Android App Facebook In Final Testing Phase For Native Android App
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Do you use the Android Facebook app? Are you constantly frustrated with how slow and buggy it is? The app has seen a few updates that have alleviated some of the problems, but it’s still a mess. iOS users got …

Twitter Has A Fairly Unusable User Directory Twitter Has A Fairly Unusable User Directory

If Twellow serves as a Yellow Pages for Twitter, than a new directory from Twitter must be the white pages. Twitter has launched (without any formal announcement) a new profile directory, which will allow you to browse through Twitter users …

Rosie O’Donnell Wants To Meet Honey Boo Boo Rosie O’Donnell Wants To Meet Honey Boo Boo
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Rosie O’Donnell says she is “obsessed” with Alana Thompson–a.k.a Honey Boo Boo–and her entire family, and wants to meet them, hang out with them, and buy them a house. “I love Mama June. I love Sugar Bear. I love Chubbs,” …

Google, Apple and Others Team Up To Promote Web Standards Google, Apple and Others Team Up To Promote Web Standards

In some ways, the Web is like the lawless Wild West that you see in movies and television. There are no rules or standards for how things operate. Some organizations like W3C have tried to bring some form of order …

Borderlands 2 Mechromancer Class Teased in Videos Borderlands 2 Mechromancer Class Teased in Videos

Back at PAX East in April, Gearbox revealed that a fifth class would be joining the new vault hunters already revealed for Borderlands 2. Though not much was known at the time, we now know that the mechromancer will be …

People In Haiti Read #FirstWorldProblems Tweets People In Haiti Read #FirstWorldProblems Tweets
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Ad Agency DDB New York has teamed up with nonprofit WATERisLIFE to take advantage of all those #FirstWorldProblems tweets and spread an actual message: Your “first world problem” aren’t problems. The effort has led to a bunch of videos of …