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Yahoo Acquires Bignoggins, Will Integrate Into Yahoo Fantasy Yahoo Acquires Bignoggins, Will Integrate Into Yahoo Fantasy

Yahoo just announced that it has acquired Bignoggins Productions, makers of a mobile fantasy app that lets users manage football, basketball, baseball and hockey fantasy teams from their smartphones. “We will integrate the Bignoggins technology into our Yahoo! Fantasy experience …

FTC’s Stricter Rules on Collecting Kid’s Data Are Now in Effect FTC’s Stricter Rules on Collecting Kid’s Data Are Now in Effect
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Today, the Federal Trade Commission’s updated Children’s Online Privacy Protection Act rules officially go into effect. The modifications, first announced last year, attempt to keep the safeguards on the collection of young children’s information current with expanding technology. The new …

Call of Duty: Ghosts Bonus Pre-Order Map Announced
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With the latest Call of Duty: Black Ops 2 map pack coming this week, Activision is now turning its attention to enticing Call of Duty fans to pre-order the upcoming Call of Duty: Ghosts. The publisher today announced the first …

New Breaking Bad Poster Gets Us Ready For the Final Arc

When August 11, 2013 arrives, it will be almost a year since we’ve last seen new episodes that follow the adventures of Walt and Jesse. Well, the wait is almost over, and that means it’s time for the marketing machine …

Xbox Boss Don Mattrick Is Leaving Microsoft For Zynga [Update: It’s Official] Xbox Boss Don Mattrick Is Leaving Microsoft For Zynga [Update: It’s Official]

UPDATE: It’s official. Zynga has just announced that Don Mattrick has joined the company as its new CEO. Founding CEO Mark Pincus will remain on as Chairman of the Board and Chief Product Officer. Here’s what Pincus had to say …

Klout Now Factors Bing Searches into Your Score Klout Now Factors Bing Searches into Your Score

Starting today, Klout will begin to factor in another element when calculating your total score. Now, your Klout score includes Bing search prevalence. That means that your Klout score will improve based on how many times you’re searched for on …

Justin Theroux Shows Off His Goodies While Jogging

Justin Theroux may be engaged to one of the hottest actresses on the planet, but he still wants to show off what he’s got, just so the ladies know what they’re missing. Theroux was snapped while jogging recently in New …

Bing Now Lets You Search Images By Usage Rights Bing Now Lets You Search Images By Usage Rights
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Bing has launched a new image search feature that allows you to filter image results by license. You can elect to see only results in the public domain, those that are “free to share and use,” “free to share and …

Minecraft 1.6 Adds Horses, Gets A New Launcher
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Minecraft 1.6 is now available for all you PC players that have been patiently awaiting the latest update. This time, Mojang has added a number of new features for all you equine fans out there. It also has a new …

Microsoft Gives Away its First “Games with Gold” Game
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Though Microsoft’s big E3 presentation was mostly about games, the company did manage to slip in a bit of good information for gamers who are sticking with the Xbox throughout this year. Xbox Live Gold members who don’t unsubscribe will …

Windows 8 Is Finally More Popular Than Vista Windows 8 Is Finally More Popular Than Vista
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Since launch, Windows 8 has been hounded by an unavoidable fact – Windows Vista was still on more computers. The certifiable flop of an operating system had been all but abandoned with the launch of Windows 7, but Windows 8 …

Twitter Tests Bing-Powered Translations Twitter Tests Bing-Powered Translations

Twitter is currently testing a new auto-translate feature for tweets on the Twitter desktop site, and it’s powered by Bing. The new translations appear directly under the original tweets, and they note the language in which the translation derives. The …

Groupon Is Going To Offer Gun Deals Again Groupon Is Going To Offer Gun Deals Again
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In the wake of the massacre at Sandy Hook Elementary in Newtown, Connecticut last winter, Groupon decided to put a stop, at least temporarily, to offering any deals related to guns. This, which took place in the middle of a …

Danica Patrick Slammed By Veteran Racer
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Danica Patrick has, in recent years, become just as well known for her racy Go Daddy ads as she has for her driving, and veteran racer Kyle Petty thinks that’s a very bad thing. Petty said recently that he doesn’t …

3D Printing Let This Duck Walk Again 3D Printing Let This Duck Walk Again

3D printing is doing some amazing things in the world of prosthetics. A little boy born without a hand was recently given one through an open-source 3D printer project, and now a duck born with a foot deformity is back …

One Last Look at Herschel as it Flies Away

Back at the end of April, the European Space Agency’s Herschel space observatory ran out of its liquid helium coolant. The coolant was used to cool the telescope’s instruments to near absolute zero, enabling it to observe infrared light coming …

Mark Zuckerberg & 700 Facebookers Marched in San Francisco’s Pride Parade Mark Zuckerberg & 700 Facebookers Marched in San Francisco’s Pride Parade

Facebook employees marching in San Francisco’s annual gay pride parade is nothing new – but CEO Mark Zuckerberg participating is something new. At Sunday’s Pride Parade, Zuck led a giant crew of Facebook employees, more than 700, through the streets …

PlayStation Network Summer Sale Starts Tomorrow

Last week, Microsoft announced that it would be holding an “Ultimate Game Sale” this week for Xbox Live. Several big games made the list and a few each day will be on sale throughout the week. Now, Sony has stepped …

YouTube Finds Online Video Is Becoming Increasingly Important To Gamers

If you’re a gamer, chances are you watch a lot of game trailers on YouTube. If you’re engulfed in gaming culture, you probably watch Let’s Plays and other forms of community created content on YouTube as well. Google now says …

‘It Gets Worse’ Project Looks at Stand Up Comedy, the ‘Best and Worst Job’

Comedians Dave Waite and Grant Lyon have created the “It Gets Worse” project, a parody of the popular “It Gets Better” LGBT project. Their series focuses on the jubilation felt by stand up comedians after their first performance and the …

Canada Day Gets A Google Doodle Canada Day Gets A Google Doodle
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Google is showing a homepage doodle in Canada today in celebration of Canada Day, the country’s holiday for national pride. The day commemorates the anniversary of the British North America Act signed in 1867. It’s now called the Constitution Act. …

Helicopter: River Landing Comes After Power Loss

A helicopter was forced to make a crash landing in the Hudson River over the weekend after power loss shut down the engines. According to The New York Times, a charter tour helicopter carrying four tourists from Sweden had to …

Javier Hernandez to be on FIFA 14 Covers in North America

EA Sports has announced that is has signed Javier “Chicharito” Hernandez to a multi-year endorsement contract. As part of the new contract, Hernandez will be featured on the cover of the upcoming FIFA 14 in Mexico and on one of …

Longtime WebmasterWorld Admin ‘Tedster’ (Warren “Ted” Ulle) Passes Away Longtime WebmasterWorld Admin ‘Tedster’ (Warren “Ted” Ulle) Passes Away

Warren “Ted” Ulle, a longtime forum admin at WebmasterWorld has passed away, leaving the SEO community in mourning. WebmasterWorld founder Brett Tabke wrote in the forum last night: I am deeply saddened to tell you that long time administrator and …