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Using Facebook To Promote Holiday Shopping Using Facebook To Promote Holiday Shopping
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It’s game time and the holiday shopping season is upon us – whether you plan to hit the store, or shop online, it’s no secret that brands are vying for the attention of the consumer right now. Brands and retailers …

Facebook-inspired Like/Dislike Stamps Facebook-inspired Like/Dislike Stamps
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Facebook may still dislike the idea of you disliking things, but let that halt the expression of your antipathy towards everything no longer. Behold, at last – a Dislike button! Well. Sorta. ThinkGeek now has a pair of self-inking stamps …

Get Ready For A Bunch Of Ads On Xbox Get Ready For A Bunch Of Ads On Xbox
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As you may know, Microsoft is launching a big Xbox update, and rolling out a whole bunch of entertainment apps. Along with all of that, of course, comes plenty of advertising. Microsoft’s Shawn McMichael talks about this on the company’s …

Kaspersky Is No Fan Of SOPA, Leaves Business Software Alliance Kaspersky Is No Fan Of SOPA, Leaves Business Software Alliance

The Business Software Alliance (BSA) is about to find itself short one member, as Kaspersky Lab has announced that they are withdrawing from the software-maker alliance. The BSA was formed in 1988 with the mission to help combat copyright infringement …

Eric Schmidt, James Cameron & Flying Robots Eric Schmidt, James Cameron & Flying Robots

OK, Eric Schmidt and James Cameron are in the same video, talking to each other for quite a while. The flying robots are in a different (and much shorter) video. Pretty interesting stuff. View more daily video round-ups here. Xbox …

A Flock, A Fade & A Fork A Flock, A Fade & A Fork

One of the memes moving through Google+ today is #MonochromeMonday (curated by +Siddharth Pandit), from which I’ve collected today’s photos. Move your mouse cursor over each image to read the caption (if the photographer gave one). If you like what …

The Weight of Walmart, Flying, and How Google Killed the Longtail Search The Weight of Walmart, Flying, and How Google Killed the Longtail Search

Today’s infographic round-up looks at just how big Walmart is, Google Longtail, and flying back in time. Enjoy. View more daily infographic round-ups here. Flying back in time… How Google Killed the Longtail of Search: Infographic by SEO Book The …

Foursquare Extends AMEX Small Business Deals Foursquare Extends AMEX Small Business Deals
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Foursquare is extending a promotion that allows users to check-in to certain participating small businesses to receive cash credits on their credit cards. The original deals debuted on Small Business Saturday, the day after Black Friday set aside to shop …

Apple Fails to Get Samsung Injunction in US Apple Fails to Get Samsung Injunction in US

The ongoing battle between Samsung and Apple has another chapter. A US federal judge declined Apple’s request for an injunction to block sales of Samsung’s Galaxy line of smartphones and tablets. The ruling, released late on Friday by US District …

Google As A Graphing Calculator Google As A Graphing Calculator
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Google has introduced some graphing calculator functionality to its search results. “Students and math lovers can now plot mathematical functions right on the search result page,” a Google spokesperson tells WebProNews. “Just type in a function and you’ll see an …

Tubalr: Gives YouTube A Pandora-like Feel Tubalr: Gives YouTube A Pandora-like Feel

A new web app has arrived that is helping YouTube keep up with all of the other online services you’ve probably been enjoying lately like Grooveshark, Google Music, Apple’s iCloud, and countless others. Tubalr is a simple app that basically …

Gowalla: Facebook Not Acquiring User Data Gowalla: Facebook Not Acquiring User Data

As you may know, Gowalla was acquired by Facebook. The news has been ciculating since Friday. Gowalla made the official announcement on its blog today, however, and is driving home the fact that Facebook is not acquiring user data. Also, …

Happy Repeal Day! Twitter Commemorates the End of Prohibition Happy Repeal Day! Twitter Commemorates the End of Prohibition

On January 16th, 1919 the 18th amendment to the US Constitution was ratified, prohibiting the “manufacture, sale, or transportation of intoxicating liquors within, the importation thereof into, or the exportation thereof from the United States.” Congress subsequently passed the Volstead …

Brett Favre, Radio Shack, and Fanboys Brett Favre, Radio Shack, and Fanboys

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 …

Cursing Elevates Your Pain Tolerance (But Only When Used Sparingly) Cursing Elevates Your Pain Tolerance (But Only When Used Sparingly)

Another study has confirmed what many of us already know: A few strategically placed “f*cks” can really help alleviate the pain of that toe you just stubbed. This study comes courtesy of Richard Stevens of Keele’s School of Psychology, and …

Twitter Begets First Twitter Christmas Song Twitter Begets First Twitter Christmas Song

People really love Christmas music. People also really love Twitter. It shouldn’t come as any sort of surprise, then, that some people might love both Christmas music and Twitter. Brenda Drumm might be considered one of them. What started with …

Dell Drops Out of US Tablet Market, Pulls Streak 7 Dell Drops Out of US Tablet Market, Pulls Streak 7
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Less than a year after the debut of Dell’s Streak 7 Android tablet, the company is apparently discontinuing the device. The tablet was released in February as a replacement for the company’s Streak 5 tablet, which was discontinued in August …

Is Google X All About Highly Intelligent Robots? Is Google X All About Highly Intelligent Robots?
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UPDATE: The thread still exists as do the comments, but the original post has been removed. The post was up for less than two hours. It also appears to be unable to be found via search on reddit. ORIGINAL ARTICLE: …

Optify Releases Marketing and Social Media Forecasts for 2012 Optify Releases Marketing and Social Media Forecasts for 2012
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Marketing software company Optify released their predictions today about the internet marketing and social media trends we can expect to see in 2012. Citing the increasing convergence of social media and search marketing, as well as the dramatic increase of …

Celebrities on Twitter: Who Joined in 2011? Celebrities on Twitter: Who Joined in 2011?

Here we looked at the top topics and hashtags on Twitter in 2011. We also looked at Twitter’s story about reconnecting a homeless man and his daughter as part of the company’s year-in-review. Also as part of the 2011 review, …

Samsung Galaxy S II Outsells iPhone 4S in UK Samsung Galaxy S II Outsells iPhone 4S in UK
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Samsung and their Galaxy S II continue to cramp Apple’s style. First, they toss a pie at the face of Apple’s tribe of loyalists, then Samsung wins Pocket-lint’s Gadget Award for Best Phone of the Year and then, only a …

UK Police Tap Facebook In Search For Missing Teen UK Police Tap Facebook In Search For Missing Teen

Police in the UK are hoping that social media can help put a spark in a missing persons case that appears to have gone cold. Cambridgeshire officials have turned to Facebook in a attempt to draw out information regarding the …

Twitter’s Top Topics and Hashtags of 2011 Twitter’s Top Topics and Hashtags of 2011
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So far, we’ve looked at the top searches on Bing, Yahoo, AOL and Ask for the year 2011. Twitter has now revealed its list of top topics and hashtags for the year. “Among other things, we saw history unfold in …

Google, Facebook Asked to Screen User Content in India Google, Facebook Asked to Screen User Content in India
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In a disturbing move, the government of India has apparently reached out to representatives of Google, Facebook, Microsoft, and Yahoo in hopes of preventing certain kinds of material from being posted by users. The New York Times is reporting that …