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Nokia Announces New Lumia Smartphones, New Feature Phones Nokia Announces New Lumia Smartphones, New Feature Phones

Nokia is to be commended for sparing everyone the groans a mini-tablet announcement would have caused. Instead of launching itself into that quickly-flooding category, the company decided to focus on what it is good at: budget-priced phones. At the Mobile …

Seth MacFarlane Upsets Oscar Viewers With Song
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Seth MacFarlane seemed an odd choice to host the Oscars for many, being the mastermind behind decidedly family-unfriendly shows like “Family Guy” and “American Dad”; he sure didn’t disappoint those who had their doubts last night when he began the …

YP Says It’s Number Two In Mobile Ad Revenue YP Says It’s Number Two In Mobile Ad Revenue

YP (formerly AT&T Interactive) announced today that its annual ad revenue attributed to mobile surpassed $350 million, which it says makes it the number two company in the industry for that, based on data from IDC. Overall digital ad revenue …

Sony Revises European PS4 Developer List, Number Of Studios Halved
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When the PS4 was announced last week, Sony listed a number of developers working on the platform. The list was huge, and it was pretty exciting to see such a large number of developers working on games for the system. …

Yandex Launches Its Own Android App Store With Only Apps Verified By Kaspersky Lab Yandex Launches Its Own Android App Store With Only Apps Verified By Kaspersky Lab
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Yandex announed today that it has launched a new app store for Android at Yandex.Store. It has over 50,000 paid and free apps. “Yandex.Store is a global product and it is already available in eight languages for users around the …

HP Slate 7 Announced, Specs and Price Released HP Slate 7 Announced, Specs and Price Released

It seems that mini-tablets are the product that tech manufacturers have decided they need to sell in 2013. While Amazon’s Kindle Fire and Apple’s iPad Mini dominate the category, the new flood of 7-inch to 8-inch tablets announced at this …

50 Cent: Erin Andrews Kiss Denied At Daytona 500
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50 Cent happened to catch up to Erin Andrews in the crowd on pit road before the start of the Daytona 500 race on Sunday, and what ensued was a horribly awkward attempt at a hello-kiss on his part that …

Samsung Galaxy S4 2013: Announcement Coming March 14 Samsung Galaxy S4 2013: Announcement Coming March 14
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Earlier this month is was rumored that Samsung would be unveiling its new flagship Android smartphone, the Galaxy S IV, on March 14 in New York City. It turns out this particular rumor was solid, as Samsung has now announced …

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 …