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YouTube To Incorporate RightsFlow YouTube To Incorporate RightsFlow

If you’re looking for a way to legally distribute your music online via YouTube, your task may have just gotten a little easier today. In a blog post, YouTube announced that it has acquired the company RightsFlow, a New York-based …

The Jesus Toaster, Rick Perry’s Jacket, and Grenade Tree Ornaments The Jesus Toaster, Rick Perry’s Jacket, and Grenade Tree Ornaments

My colleague Drew Bowling is providing you some high quality, artistic photos which are beautiful and thought provoking. This is the flip side; these photos will likely provoke little thought and are more than likely guaranteed not to be beautiful. …

Wendy’s Snatches The Golden Tweet Award Wendy’s Snatches The Golden Tweet Award

Twitter’s annual Year In Review rolled out in stages this year, first giving us the year in Twitter stories and following that up with stats about the new additions to the Twitter community as well as top hashtags, topics, and …

Infrared, Some Shouts & Some Crazy Landscapes Infrared, Some Shouts & Some Crazy Landscapes
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It’s a weird looking world out there today. Some of these landscapes look more like Middle Earth than our Regular Earth. Move your mouse cursor over each image to read the caption (if the photographer gave one). If you like …

HP Makes webOS Open Source HP Makes webOS Open Source

This morning we brought you news that Meg Whitman, CEO of Hewlitt-Packard, would be holding a meeting today at 10:30 AM Pacific time to determine the fate of the company’s webOS mobile operating system. The result of that meeting was …

Tom Cruise, Hanukkah, and War Whores Tom Cruise, Hanukkah, and War Whores

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 …

DoJ Pushes To Delay Or Dismiss AT&T, T-Mobile Trial DoJ Pushes To Delay Or Dismiss AT&T, T-Mobile Trial
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Let’s play a game: Pretend you’re AT&T. Your subscribers think you’re the pits and everybody’s making it next-to-impossible for you to acquire your competitor, T-Mobile. In short, it doesn’t seem like anybody really likes you these days. What can you …

Small Town Interracial Couples Ban Causes National Twitter Reaction Small Town Interracial Couples Ban Causes National Twitter Reaction

In the small coal-mining town of Pikeville, KY, Stella Harville (from Kentucky) and her boyfriend Ticha Chikuni (from Zimbabwe) peacefully worship together at Harville’s home church of Gulnare Free Will Baptist Church, where they fully participate and sing in church …

Two Hundred Tech Entrepreneurs Sign Letter In Opposition To SOPA Two Hundred Tech Entrepreneurs Sign Letter In Opposition To SOPA
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Engine Advocacy, a entrepreneurial coalition whose mission is to “create an environment where technological innovation and entrepreneurship thrive by educating, collaborating, and innovating startups in shaping policy,” has gathered together a list of important tech figures who all voice opposition …

Zite Makes the Jump to iPhone Zite Makes the Jump to iPhone

In a week that has seen news of Flipboard and Google Currents both coming to the iPhone, popular news personalization app Zite (iTunes link) completes the trifecta today by releasing its own iPhone version. Zite debuted in March with an …

Get Your Favorite Kanye West Tweets Hand-Stitched And Framed Get Your Favorite Kanye West Tweets Hand-Stitched And Framed
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For everyone out there looking to get me something truly special this holiday season, may I suggest the work of Amy Sheridan of Santa Maria, California? Right now, on etsy, Supervelma is offering up the gift that keeps on giving. …

Google’s Eric Schmidt Calls Carrier IQ a Key-logger Google’s Eric Schmidt Calls Carrier IQ a Key-logger
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Google CEO Eric Schmidt distanced his company from the scandal surrounding the Carrier IQ software in remarks at an internet freedom conference in The Hague yesterday. During his talk he called Carrier IQ a key-logger. “[I]t actually does keep your …

Tweeting Juror Is One Man’s Ticket Off Death Row Tweeting Juror Is One Man’s Ticket Off Death Row

An Arkansas man’s death row conviction has been overturned essentially because one juror couldn’t keep away from Twitter. The Arkansas state Supreme Court has reversed a lower court’s decision that the juror’s tweets in question do not constitute grounds for …

Groupon To Enter Yelp Territory? Groupon To Enter Yelp Territory?
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It appears that Groupon may be looking to get more into Yelp’s territory if unconfirmed rumors turn out to be true. TechCrunch’s Jason Kincaid says he has heard from unnamed sources that the company is in talks to acquire Clever …

Samsung Galaxy Tab Injunction Overturned in Australia Samsung Galaxy Tab Injunction Overturned in Australia

The Australian High Court has ruled that Samsung can finally sell its Galaxy Tab 10.1 tablets in that country. The tablet has been banned since a temporary injunction was instituted in July. Last Wednesday an appeals court overturned the injunction, …

Skyrim: Most Played Video Game In 2011 By Individual Gamers Skyrim: Most Played Video Game In 2011 By Individual Gamers
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Many are heralding 2011 as one of the greatest years in video games history, though the ornery old-school gamer in me believes 1996 still holds that title. However, it’s hard to argue against the likes of: Battlefield 3, Elder Scrolls …

Twitter or Facebook: Which Will Yield More Success to Business Pages? Twitter or Facebook: Which Will Yield More Success to Business Pages?
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As social media has become increasingly interwoven into the way people communicate and seek out information, you’ve probably noticed commercials that display the URL to the company’s page on a social media site as opposed to their business’ webpage. You …

Twitter Still Clinging To This “Simplicity” Thing When It Comes to Competition Twitter Still Clinging To This “Simplicity” Thing When It Comes to Competition

Remember earlier this year when Twitter CEO Dick Costolo talked about how Twitter is all about simplicity, and that’s what the company sees as its advantage in competing with Facebook and Google+. As you may know, Twitter has put out …

iTunes Rewind 2011: Apple Gives Us Their Best Music, Movies, and Apps of the Year iTunes Rewind 2011: Apple Gives Us Their Best Music, Movies, and Apps of the Year

Apple has dropped their submission into the crowded realm of year-end, best-of lists – and it’s called the App Store Rewind 2011. The App Store Rewind breaks down the year’s top performers into categories which include Music, Movies, TV, Apps, …

Fate of webOS To Be Decided Today Fate of webOS To Be Decided Today
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Last week we brought you news that Hewlitt-Packard’s new CEO Meg Whitman had said in an interview that her company would be deciding the fate of its WebOS mobile operating system soon. It looks like “soon” has become “today,” as …

Spotify Radio Ups The Ante With Unlimited Skips Spotify Radio Ups The Ante With Unlimited Skips

Spotify announced the launch of the new Spotify Radio, which lets users create unlimited stations with unlimited skips. Some are already billing it as a Pandora killer. If you ask me, Pandora already had some pretty stiff competition. The unlimited …

Google Invites Social Networks To Push Activity Streams to Google Analytics Google Invites Social Networks To Push Activity Streams to Google Analytics
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Google is inviting social networks and platforms to integrate their activity streams with Google Analytics. “These activity streams will be surfaced in a set of social reports that our team is building to help marketers better measure engagement and impact …

Craigslist Founder Starts Donation Campaign Using Twitter Craigslist Founder Starts Donation Campaign Using Twitter

If you’ve ever sold or purchased goods, searched for a job, looked for an apartment, cruised for a hook-up, or generally used the Internet for anything, you’ve likely at least heard of craigslist.org if not used it yourself. Despite being …

Apple vs. Samsung: Dueling Tablet Rumors Hit the Web Apple vs. Samsung: Dueling Tablet Rumors Hit the Web
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A pair of rumors has hit the internet regarding the next generation of tablets. In one report, BGR cites a “trusted source” at Samsung saying that the company will be unveiling a new 11.6-inch tablet at the Mobile World Congress …