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Facebook to Advertisers: Users Don’t Have to Click for It to Pay Off Facebook to Advertisers: Users Don’t Have to Click for It to Pay Off
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“It is the delivery of the marketing message to the right consumer, not the click, that creates real value for brand advertisers.” And with that, Facebook has a new strategy when it comes to convincing marketers that their ad dollars …

Steve Jobs, Creation Science, And Fur Babies

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 …

Star Wars/Angry Birds Event Hinted at by Rovio

In just three short years, the Angry Birds mobile games have become known throughout the world. Angry Birds-branded plushies, bedsheets, and apparel can be found not just online, but in stores across the U.S. Now that Bad Piggies is a …

Matt Cutts Warned Us About The EMD Update Over A Year Ago Matt Cutts Warned Us About The EMD Update Over A Year Ago
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Todd Malicoat wrote an interesting article about the exact match domain update for SEOmoz this week. In that, he points to a Webmaster Help video from Google’s Matt Cutts from early 2011, where he hinted that Google would be “turning …

Price Is Right: Male Model Chosen From 3 Finalists
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“The Price Is Right” has announced its first male model in the show’s 40-year history, a man who competed with two other finalists to earn the title. Rob Wilson proved he had what it takes by competing in challenges, such …

Wii U Pre-Orders Up For $1K on eBay

Either due to its popularity or due to manufacturing delays (probably a combination of both) pre-orders for the Wii U sold out in a manner of days and are now nearly impossible to find. Nearly, but not impossible. Anyone still …

Bing Just Launched A New iPhone App Called Edibly Bing Just Launched A New iPhone App Called Edibly
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Bing announced today that it is launching a new iPhone app called Edibly in the U.S., though technically, you have to be in Seattle to use it (at least for now). It’s a shopping app upon which Microsoft has collaborated …

iPhone 5 Production Leads To Strike At Foxconn iPhone 5 Production Leads To Strike At Foxconn
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Last month, a riot broke out at Foxconn’s Tiayuan facility over the alleged beating of a worker. The riot ended with 40 injuries and several arrests. At a different factory, the workers have went on strike to protest the unfair …

Bing Talks More About Its New Authors Feature Bing Talks More About Its New Authors Feature
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As previously reported, Bing has launched a new feature that surfaces authors of news articles articles in its social sidebar. Bing did not talk about how to be included in this in its announcement. With Google, you have a specific …

Google EMD Update: It Will Be Back Repeatedly Google EMD Update: It Will Be Back Repeatedly
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Not that this will come as much of a surprise, but Google’s EMD update, which Matt Cutts announced a week ago, will be an ongoing, periodic update, much like our other algorithmic friends Panda and Penguin. Danny Sullivan confirmed as …

Bristol Palin: People Still Want To Kill Her
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Bristol Palin is on her second round with “Dancing With The Stars”, and during her first appearance on the show in 2010, she received death threats. Now, it appears her detractors are at it again. A package containing a “suspicious …

Microsoft Updating Built-In Apps Ahead Of Windows 8 Release Microsoft Updating Built-In Apps Ahead Of Windows 8 Release
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After years of waiting, Windows 8 will finally launch later this month on October 26. Microsoft is going to party like its 1995, and show the world that Windows 8 is the company’s most substantial release since Windows 95. To …

Zynga’s Bad Day Continues: Words With Friends Creators Leave The Company
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Zynga did not have a good morning. The company’s share price fell almost 20 percent in after hours trading last night, and is currently trading at $2.37. It seems like the day couldn’t get any worse, but it just did. …

Bing Adds News Authors To Sidebar Bing Adds News Authors To Sidebar
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Bing announced today that it has launched a new section for the Bing sidebar to showcase journalists, writers and authors of news stories. Now, when you search for any given topic on Bing, along with the Facebook-powered social results, you’ll …

Christina Hendricks: “Calling Me Full-Figured Is Just Rude”
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When a reporter asked Christina Hendricks how she felt about being a role model to “full-figured” women, the “Mad Men” actress was rendered speechless for a moment. Kate Waterhouse, fashion editor for the Sydney-based news source the Sun Herald , …

Birth Control Cuts Abortion Rates by More Than Half, Says Study
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A new study published this week in the journal Obstetrics & Gynecology shows that providing free birth control to women could reduce abortion rates by 62% to 78%. In addition, access to no-cost birth control “substantially reduced” unplanned pregnancies. The …

Score One For Nokia: You Can Play Angry Birds With A Banana On A Lumia Smartphone Score One For Nokia: You Can Play Angry Birds With A Banana On A Lumia Smartphone
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Nokia’s Lumia 920 is coming out this November exclusively on AT&T. It has a number of features that sets it apart from the pack, but naysayers will tell you that these features don’t make much of a difference going up …

Piano-Playing Robot Has 19 Fingers Piano-Playing Robot Has 19 Fingers

This piano-playing robot will either blow you away, or haunt your dreams. Inventor Matteo Suzzi says he gave his robot, Teotronica, nineteen fingers because that’s the perfect number of digits to play virtually any song. He can also sing and …

Google Helps Users Refine Searches About People Who Have The Same Name As Someone Else Google Helps Users Refine Searches About People Who Have The Same Name As Someone Else
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Google released a big list of 65 “search quality highlights” or changes it made over the course of August and September. We’ve discussed numerous elements of this list in various articles. You can find those here. One change in particular …

Salma Hayek: Women Are Trying To Look Like Boys
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Salma Hayek says she is the luckiest girl in Hollywood to have a job, considering she has an accent, is dyslexic, and is “chubby”. While most of us wouldn’t classify her as anything other than curvy and gorgeous, she insists …

Einstein Letter on God to Be Auctioned on Ebay
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On January 3, 1954, Albert Einstein mailed a letter from Princeton, New Jersey to Eric B. Gutkind in Germany. The letter was Einstein’s response to Gutkind’s book, Choose Life: The Biblical Call to Revolt, which Gutkind had mailed to him. …

Sony Issues Recall Of New Xperia Tablet After Defect Was Found Sony Issues Recall Of New Xperia Tablet After Defect Was Found

Sony has been pushing for a slice of the tablet market since the launch of its first tablets earlier this year. The company’s latest tablet, the Xperia Tablet S, launched in September to minimal fanfare. The tablet did manage to …

Swayze’s Widow Has Found Someone
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Patrick Swayze’s wife, Lisa Niemi, has found someone she connects with after three years of being a widow. Niemi says she met Albert DePrisco at a party for a mutual friend and they clicked immediately. Her rep gave the news …

Facebook’s 1 Billion Users Have Uploaded 219 Billion Photos Facebook’s 1 Billion Users Have Uploaded 219 Billion Photos
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On Thursday, Facebook announced that it surpassed the 1 billion user milestone last month. The company celebrated with a new TV commercial comparing Facebook to chairs (which has drawn plenty of Clint Eastwood-related jokes out of the social media universe). …