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Google Says “Anti-Google” Patent Analyst Gets Microsoft Funding for Patent Study Google Says “Anti-Google” Patent Analyst Gets Microsoft Funding for Patent Study
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It’s no secret that Google and Microsoft don’t like one another. Now, Google is pointing out that a patent analyst, which Google’s Matt Cutts says “often takes anti-Google stances,” is conducting a study on FRAND-committed patents, which is being commissioned …

Did the BlackBerry Outage Save Lives? Did the BlackBerry Outage Save Lives?
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Last week BlackBerry users from across the globe experienced outages with their service. Some of the reported problems included: accessing the web, using BlackBerry messenger, roaming in Europe, and even accessing their email. It was later found out that a …

Dan Wheldon Dies, Racing Community Pays Respects on Twitter Dan Wheldon Dies, Racing Community Pays Respects on Twitter
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As you may know, IndyCar champion Dan Wheldon died after a huge crash in a Las Vegas race on Sunday. His death has been considered a huge blow to sports, and obviously an all around tragedy. Many of his peers …

iPhone 5 Rumor: A6 Processors Supplied By Samsung? iPhone 5 Rumor: A6 Processors Supplied By Samsung?

According to industry sources, Apple will continue their relationship with Samsung and use their processors in the upcoming iPhone. The source said that Samsung is ramping up production of quad-core A6 processors, the Apple-designed chip, at their manufacturing plant in …

Blackberry Apologizes For Outage With Free Apps Blackberry Apologizes For Outage With Free Apps
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Last week, Blackberry suffered service outages that affected millions of users all across the globe. Unsurprisingly, people found this to be anywhere from a minor to a significant annoyance – as functionality was affected in different ways for different people. …

iPhone 4S Sales Top 4 Million in First 3 Days iPhone 4S Sales Top 4 Million in First 3 Days

Apple just announced that the iPhone 4S topped 4 million in sales for its first weekend of availability. On top of that, over 25 million customers are already using iOS 5 in the first five days of its release. Over …

Dan Wheldon Remembered By IndyCar Sponsor Bob Parsons Dan Wheldon Remembered By IndyCar Sponsor Bob Parsons

On Sunday, the sports world was hit with the tragic loss of IndyCar champion Dan Wheldon. The two-time Indianapolis 500 winner died after a massive 15-car crash at the Indy 300 race in Las Vegas. He was 33. Wheldon, who …

iPhone 5 Rumor: The Last Steve Jobs Release iPhone 5 Rumor: The Last Steve Jobs Release
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It sounds like consumers will get one last contribution from Steve Jobs in terms of new Apple devices, from the sound of it, and that might very well be the iPhone 5. There’s no question that consumers will continue to …

Indianapolis 500 Winner, Dan Wheldon, Dies in Wreck [VIDEO] Indianapolis 500 Winner, Dan Wheldon, Dies in Wreck [VIDEO]
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Dan Wheldon, who won the Indianapolis 500 in 2005 and 2011, has died after a fiery 15-car wreck at the Las Vegas Motor Speedway. His car flew over another on lap 13 and smashed into the wall just near the …

Siri on iPhone 4, More Siri & A Shampoo Robot Siri on iPhone 4, More Siri & A Shampoo Robot

Who says you have to have an iPhone 4S to use Siri? The first video shows it on an iPhone 4 (which has been reduced in price since the 4S was released). Check out the rest of the vids too. …

Steve Jobs Day Proclaimed for California Steve Jobs Day Proclaimed for California

California Governor Jerry Brown has declared today (Sunday, October 16) Steve Jobs Day in the state of California. As previously reported, Apple is holding a memorial service for Steve Jobs today at Stanford University, where Silicon Valley’s elite have been …

Does SEO Help Or Hurt User Experience? Does SEO Help Or Hurt User Experience?
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Jeremy Schoemaker, who runs the popular Shoemoney blog, wrote a post about a year and a half ago called “Where My Hatred of SEO Comes From“. It’s basically about site owners who put more effort into pleasing the search algorithms …

Guess What? Social Media Measurement Doesn’t Have to Be Hard Guess What? Social Media Measurement Doesn’t Have to Be Hard
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What is it about social media measurement that makes it so hard for people to grasp? It is it really that it’s so hard, or is it that people are missing the point? According to Dave Fleet, the Vice President of Digital at Edelman in Toronto, marketers often make it harder than it is.

Steve Jobs Memorial Service on Sunday Steve Jobs Memorial Service on Sunday
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Apple is holding a memorial service for Steve Jobs on Sunday, October 16 for a few select invitees. According to a report from the Wall Street Journal, some of the biggest names in Silicon Valley are invited to the event, …

Demand Media Writers Offer Different Viewpoints of Assignment Reduction Demand Media Writers Offer Different Viewpoints of Assignment Reduction
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Demand Media recently alerted Demand Media Studios writers that it would be reducing the amount of assignments it would be given out. As discussed in a recent article, this has left a fair amount of writers without a significant source …

Google’s Horowitz Talks About Moving On From Buzz Google’s Horowitz Talks About Moving On From Buzz
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As you may have heard, Google announced that it will be shutting down Google Buzz. The truth is, many of us have been waiting for Google to make the move. Even when Google gave webmasters the +1 button to add …

Facebook Gives Developers New Authentication Tools, Insights Facebook Gives Developers New Authentication Tools, Insights
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Facebook announced that it is making new developer tools announced at f8 available to developers and users. That would be the redesigned Auth Dialog and a new authentication flow, designed to give developers greater control over how people first interact …

iPhone 4S, The Thing, and Drunk Pizza Making iPhone 4S, The Thing, and Drunk Pizza Making

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 …

Skype & Facebook’s Impact on the College Experience Skype & Facebook’s Impact on the College Experience

In today’s infographic round-up, we look at one about Facebook’s impact on the college experience, and one shared by Skype and Microsoft as the the latter’s acquisition of the former has been completed. View more daily infographic round-ups here. OnlinePHD.org …

Avengers Trailer Breaks iTunes Record Avengers Trailer Breaks iTunes Record
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Besides generating a great deal of feedback, Marvel Studios released a press release saying their new trailer for next summer’s The Avengers broke records for being the most downloaded trailer ever at iTunes. The aforementioned feedback was loud and clear …

iPhone 4S Camera Sample, Talking to Siri & A Broken iPad iPhone 4S Camera Sample, Talking to Siri & A Broken iPad

Today’s videos include some discussion about Amazon’s Silk browser, a discussion with Siri, a sample of the new iPhone 4S’s HD video, and plenty other goodies. Don’t miss the Pee-wee Herman PSA. View other daily video round-ups here. The magazine …

iPhone 4S Launch Day: What Are Your Disappointments? iPhone 4S Launch Day: What Are Your Disappointments?
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Remember when Apple held their big “Let’s Talk iPhone” event back on October 4th, and they didn’t announce the iPhone 5? Instead, we were handed the iPhone 4S, a phone with many internal improvements – but one that looked like …

Fun With the iPhone 4S Fun With the iPhone 4S
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The iPhone 4s officially launched today — Friday, October 14 — and by most accounts, the newest member of the iDevice family is selling rather well. In fact, one of WebProNews’ chief contributors, Josh Wolford, bought one today and he’s …

Google Music Store In The Works? Google Music Store In The Works?
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It looks like Google might jump into the music sales business, as people familiar with the matter say that Google is planning on opening an online music store in the near future. Of course, this would put them in direct …