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Twitter IPO Coming by Year’s End Says Analyst Twitter IPO Coming by Year’s End Says Analyst

Another analyst has weighed in the expected Twitter IPO, and he thinks that it’s going to come sooner than others have predicted. Sam Hamadeh, CEO of PrivCo, a New York-based private company research firm, says that we can expect Twitter …

You Have Until March 15 To Make Your Peace With Messenger And Move To Skype You Have Until March 15 To Make Your Peace With Messenger And Move To Skype
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Beginning late last year, Microsoft started to merge its legacy Messenger service into Skype. It didn’t make sense for Microsoft to have two communication platforms, and Skype is a better brand for the company to invest in. Still, Microsoft gave …

National Cathedral to Host Same-sex Weddings
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Very Rev. Gary Hall, the dean of Washington National Cathedral, announced today that same-sex weddings can now be performed at the cathedral. The cathedral has been designated by congress as the “National House of Prayer” and has been the venue …

Ned Wertimer Dies: “Jeffersons” Actor Was 89

Ned Wertimer, the beloved actor who played doorman Ralph on the highly popular ’70s sitcom “The Jeffersons”, has died from complications after a fall. He was 89 years old. Wertimer began his acting career in college and went on to …

Will Ferrell Helps Funny or Die Celebrate 5M Twitter Followers [VIDEO]

Humor site Funny or Die just hit a significant social media milestone: 5 million Twitter followers. And with gems like “If you live in a free world, and you’re not eating ice cream at least once a week, you’re f*cking …

Google Guns Brings Tank Warfare To Google Maps Google Guns Brings Tank Warfare To Google Maps
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Update 2: The game is back up under a different title. Update: The game has now been removed due to apparent copyright violation. More here. Designer Walewijn den Boer has created a game called Google Guns, which brings a little …

More Celebrities Are Back to Read Your Hateful Tweets

One of my favorite late night segments is back for round three, as Jimmy Kimmel has pulled more celebrities and subjected them to some pretty hateful tweets from the peanut gallery. In “Celebrities Read Mean Tweets,” celebrities read mean tweets …

This Robot Child Proves Scientists Are Now Competing To Make The Scariest Robot Imaginable This Robot Child Proves Scientists Are Now Competing To Make The Scariest Robot Imaginable
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Confession time: small children terrify me. I can’t see the cuteness that so many other people apparently do. All I see is an overly happy bundle of fear with piercing eyes that stare deep into my soul. With that being …

NASA Spots Weather Patterns on Brown Dwarf

Astronomers this week announced that they have produced a “weather map” for a brown dwarf that shows planet-sized clouds driven by wind. Brown dwarfs are objects at the edge of becoming a star. They lack the mass to begin hydrogen …

izik Gets A Warm Reception On iTunes izik Gets A Warm Reception On iTunes

Last week, Blekko launched a new search app for tablets called izik (pronounced EYE-zik), and apparently it’s received a decent amount of buzz for its debut. The app debuted as the top free reference app on iTunes. The company says …

Drexel University Unveils 24/7 MacBook Vending Machine Drexel University Unveils 24/7 MacBook Vending Machine

In the last few years, college classrooms have seen exponential growth in portable computing. Why takes notes with a pen and paper when you can tote your MacBook to lecture? Bonus reddit time, right? To this old fogey, college classrooms …

CES 2013: T-Mobile Now Offers No-Contract Unlimited 4G Data Plans For $70/Month CES 2013: T-Mobile Now Offers No-Contract Unlimited 4G Data Plans For $70/Month
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Did you hear? T-Mobile will be getting the iPhone in the next few months. The company’s CEO, John Legere, confirmed just as much at CES 2013. Now, you may not want an iPhone, but T-Mobile has something else on offer …

Monopoly Game Piece: Will Your Favorite Be Replaced? Monopoly Game Piece: Will Your Favorite Be Replaced?
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Monopoly has been a staple in board games for decades, and most people who have played have a favorite game piece to represent their player: the Scottie dog, the car, the thimble. But Hasbro says they’re looking to update the …

Cheaper iPhone Could Cost As Little As $99 [Report] Cheaper iPhone Could Cost As Little As $99 [Report]

As previously reported, there are rumors going around that Apple is working on a lower cost version of its iPhone for emerging markets. Rumors are also coming out that the price of such a device could range from $99 to …

Tax Returns: Jan. 30 is When Processing Begins Tax Returns: Jan. 30 is When Processing Begins

The U.S. Internal Revenue Service (IRS) announced this week that the 2013 tax filing season won’t open until January 30. The IRS will not begin processing individual income tax returns until then. The IRS had originally planned to open electronic …

Google+ Gets Photo Zooming, Panning [#googleplusupdate] Google+ Gets Photo Zooming, Panning [#googleplusupdate]

Google has launched the ability to pan and zoom when viewing photos on Google+ from your desktop. To do so, simply open a large photo in the lightbox, then zoom in/out with your mouse wheel, and click and drag to …

Here’s the Perfect Proposal for Your ‘NSYNC-Loving Girlfriend [VIDEO]

As long as people keep one-upping proposals to suit the YouTube age, there will continue to be a plethora of cute/funny videos to warm our hearts and RUIN IT FOR THE REST OF US. So this Australian guy decided to …

CES 2013: T-Mobile Is Getting The iPhone In Next Three To Four Months CES 2013: T-Mobile Is Getting The iPhone In Next Three To Four Months
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Smartphone users absolutely hate limited data plans, but the big carriers don’t seem to be changing their minds on the matter. T-Mobile saw that as an opportunity and started offering unlimited data plans to its customers. Now it just needs …

SimCity Intro Video Released, Space Rockets Spotted

Maxis today released the opening video for the upcoming SimCity. The video is the same one player will see upon booting up the game. The footage comes completely from in-game play and shows off several of the features EA and …

Monopoly Is Replacing a Classic Game Piece and They’ve Enlisted Facebook’s Help
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The classic game Monopoly, everyone’s very first rage quit, is asking its Facebook fans to help in a very important decision. Monopoly wants to retire one of their classic game pieces, and they want to replace it with a new …

London Underground 150th Anniversary Celebrated With Google Doodle London Underground 150th Anniversary Celebrated With Google Doodle

Google is showing a doodle on its UK homepage today, celebrating the 150th anniversary of the London Underground. For those unfamiliar with the Underground, it’s a transit system in the UK, which serves a big part of Greater London, as …

Mark Cuban Fined Over Twitter Rant At Refs Mark Cuban Fined Over Twitter Rant At Refs
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Mark Cuban, for the second time in a year, has been fined for his public criticism of game officials. The Mavericks owner took out his frustration over two back-to-back losses on Twitter; the second loss–to the Hornets–was the straw that …

CES 2013: Relive The Magic Of Nvidia’s Opening Keynote CES 2013: Relive The Magic Of Nvidia’s Opening Keynote

Nvidia officially kicked off CES by hosting its keynote on Sunday evening. The press conference was at 8 p.m. PST, however, and many people may have been already in bed. If you were too busy sleeping instead of catching up …

The Sims 3: University Life Trailer, Details Released
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EA and Maxis have announced that three new The Sims 3 expansion packs will be released in 2013: The Sims 3 University Life, The Sims 3 Island Paradise, and another untitled expansion. There is no word on when Island Paradise …