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Google Penguin Update Recovery: Hidden Text And Links Google Penguin Update Recovery: Hidden Text And Links
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There’s been a lot of discussion about Google’s Penguin update since it was launched. The update, if you haven’t been following, is about decreasing the rankings of sites that are violating Google’s quality guidelines. With that in mind, it seems …

David Barton Gets Called Out By Jon Stewart
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David Barton is a “historical reclamationist”, which means he takes things from our nation’s history and “reclaims” them; in other words, changes them around to his liking. He recently wrote a book called The Jefferson Lies: Exposing The Myths You’ve …

Nokia Sues RIM, HTC, And Viewsonic For Patent Infringement Nokia Sues RIM, HTC, And Viewsonic For Patent Infringement

Another day, another patent suit. This one, shockingly, does not involve any of the companies whose patent infringement woes you’re probably used to hearing about – Apple, Samsung, Motorola, Microsoft. Nope, this time it’s Nokia. The company announced today that …

Global Payments Security Breach Investigation Continues Global Payments Security Breach Investigation Continues

The debacle over U.S. Credit Card processing company Global Payments security breach and stolen credit numbers continued yesterday with a press release from the company answering questions. Global Payments made news in late March when Krebs on Security reported as …

SEALReady App Lets You Test Your Meddle

(image) This image is courtesy of the United States Navy SEALs Have you ever wanted to see if you could make the grade and join the world famous Navy SEALS? Well now there is an app for that. A former …

Did Someone Delete The Avengers Movie?

Yes, as a matter of fact, they did. Not only that, but the projectionist who deleted it ruined it for everyone else because that was the only digital copy Marvel had. OK, none of that second sentence is true, but …

Foursquare Users Can Now Instantly Verify Businesses Foursquare Users Can Now Instantly Verify Businesses

Geolocation platform foursquare offers its merchant users all sorts of perks, and now businesses can instantly verify themselves for a flat $10 fee. The snail mail process of verification can sometimes take up to a month, and now merchants can …

Mobile Emails are Becoming the New Standard Mobile Emails are Becoming the New Standard
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From March 2001 to March 2012, the number of people who use their mobile devices to view their email has grown over 82%. So far iOS devices dominate this trend at 85%, but as we know, Android devices are growing …

Teens Organize Parties in Abandoned Mansions with Twitter, Facebook

If you’ve got an abandoned mansion sitting around in an area that’s teeming with teenagers looking for a place to party, chances are you’re going to come home to find your spacious abode in shambles. Whatever happened to just hanging …

The 2012 Presidential Election, As Told By Google Autocomplete The 2012 Presidential Election, As Told By Google Autocomplete
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With Newt Gingrich dropping out of the GOP primary race today, the inevitable has happened. Mitt Romney will be your Republican candidate for President in 2012. The Romney/Obama battle has already begun with hard hard-hitting attacks about each candidate’s dealings …

Google Places API Discussed In Latest Office Hours Google Places API Discussed In Latest Office Hours

It’s a new week which means it’s time for another Google Office Hours via Hangout. This week we have Paul Saxman and Marcello Camello of the Google Maps API team talking in length about the Google Places API and the …

Google Penguin Update Recovery: Getting Better At Keywords Google Penguin Update Recovery: Getting Better At Keywords
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Last week, Google unleashed its Penguin update upon webmasters. The update, as you may know, was designed to decrease the rankings of sites engaging in black hat SEO tactics and webspam. One of the classic black hat tactics is keywords …

Apple Rejects Apps That Use Dropbox Apple Rejects Apps That Use Dropbox

Apple’s App Store has quite a storied history when it comes to which apps get rejected and which get accepted. For the first few years of the App Store’s existence, there often appeared to be no apparent rhyme or reason …

U.S. Department of the Interior Chooses Google Apps U.S. Department of the Interior Chooses Google Apps
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The U.S. Department of the Interior announced yesterday that it has awarded a contract to Onix Networking for department-wide cloud email and collaboration services using Google Apps for Government. The contract is part of the Department of the Interior’s “IT …

Warren Sapp To Be A Daytime TV Judge?

Yeah, it’s exactly what the headline sounds like. Apparently rumors are flying that former NFL player Warren Sapp is filming Judge Sapp for daytime television, where he will join such icons as Judge Wapner and Judge Judy. This would explain …

Amazon Appstore Introduces Receipt Verification Service Amazon Appstore Introduces Receipt Verification Service

For app sellers on the Amazon Appstore, you can already view purchase information through communication between your app and the Amazon Appstore. Amazon feels that you might want a better way of confirming this information so they have introduced the …

Spotify Launches App for iPad Spotify Launches App for iPad

Music streaming service Spotify has just launched a long-awaited app for iPad for use by Premium service members, though trial subscribers can test it out as well. Premium Spotify users pay a monthly fee, and the content is streamed directly …

Proxy War Against Yahoo Board by Third Point & Loeb Proxy War Against Yahoo Board by Third Point & Loeb
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Managing partner of Third Point hedge fund, Dan Loeb is waging a proxy war against Yahoo’s board of directors. Business Insider reports Loeb has had enough of Yahoo’s poor decision making and weak additions to the board. Earlier this year …

Kobe Bryant Puts His Mask on eBay For Charity

During the NBA’s All Star game, Kobe Bryant’s nose was broken by a Dwyane Wade when the Heat guard hit him with an unnecessarily hard foul, especially for a meaningless exhibition game. Wade’s foul was so hard, it also gave …

Goldman Sachs to Hire Social Media Strategist Goldman Sachs to Hire Social Media Strategist
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According to Slate, Goldman Sachs is hiring a “social media community manager” to help manage their Twitter, Facebook, LinkedIn and other social media accounts to “build brand visibility”. Goldman Sachs Group, Inc. is looking for a Community Manager/Social Media Strategist …

Blogger Rolls Out Three New Gadgets For Your Unique Blog Blogger Rolls Out Three New Gadgets For Your Unique Blog
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If you’ve been feverishly toiling at that blog you really hope to option off for a movie deal in the near future, Blogger has introduced three new tools to help you catch the ears and eyes of a larger audience. …

Facebook Preaches The Importance Of Open Graph Again Facebook Preaches The Importance Of Open Graph Again

Facebook really loves Open Graph and wants you to love it too. While they have been hammering home how great it is ever since its introduction, Facebook thinks you need some more reminding. It’s especially important if you have a …

Motorola Mobility Shows an Increased First Quarter Operating Loss Motorola Mobility Shows an Increased First Quarter Operating Loss

Motorola Mobility, the mobile and data division of Motorola, yesterday released its first quarter financial results showing the company has increased its operating loss from this time last year. Motorola Mobility’s first quarter GAAP operating loss was $86 million, up …

College Student Left in Holding Cell for Five Days: Twitter Reacts
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Here’s yet another reason to say no to drugs, kids. You’ve been warned. A University of California, San Diego college student was left in a holding cell for five days after being rounded up in a drug raid involving nine …