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Is Amazon Silk More Awesome or Scary? Is Amazon Silk More Awesome or Scary?
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While the web browser space isn’t typically the most exciting area, there is a quite a bit of hype around Amazon’s entrance into the market. The Internet retailer introduced Amazon Silk in conjunction with its announcement of Kindle Fire, it’s …

Google Buzz Gets Killed, Along with Code Search, Jaiku, iGoogle Social Features Google Buzz Gets Killed, Along with Code Search, Jaiku, iGoogle Social Features
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When Google launched Google+, it didn’t take long for some of us to speculate about the demise of Google Buzz. Now, we don’t have to speculate much more because Google has come out and said they’re shutting it down, along …

A Deal is Not Always Such a Great Deal A Deal is Not Always Such a Great Deal
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Thumbtack.com put out some research last week suggesting that many daily deals in the local services industry are priced equal to or higher than the average local price of the service. In other words, the deal isn’t always much of …

iPad 3 Rumor: Release Date Early 2012 Hints Production Numbers iPad 3 Rumor: Release Date Early 2012 Hints Production Numbers
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Today is a huge day for Apple as the launch of the new iPhone 4S began early this morning. Scores of people camped out or arrived in the wee hours of the morning to get in line to purchase the …

Former eHow Owner Impressed With Site’s Direction Former eHow Owner Impressed With Site’s Direction
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Demand Media’s eHow site is no stranger to controversy. It’s often been criticized for saturating the web with content of questionable quality, but the company has heard these complaints loud and clear, and has been making numerous efforts to bring …

Ice Cream Sandwich Teased From Android’s New Twitter Account Ice Cream Sandwich Teased From Android’s New Twitter Account

Something delicious is coming… According to the @Android Twitter account, we can expect a chocolatey, creamy Ice Cream Sandwich in our near future. The Android account tweeted for the first time Thursday afternoon, even though the account itself has existed …

Bitly’s Take On Social Search Bitly’s Take On Social Search
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Social search is an interesting animal, mostly because there are so many different approaches. There’s realtime search, like we’ve seen from Google+ and Topsy in the last week. There’s Google’s social search, which simply sprinkles social results throughout its web …

Steve Wozniak Gets His iPhone 4S Like The Rest Of Us Steve Wozniak Gets His iPhone 4S Like The Rest Of Us
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If you were in line Thursday evening or Friday morning at the Apple Store in Los Gatos, CA, you probably saw a familiar face in the crowd. Apple co-founder Steve Wozniak was first in line to get his new iPhone …

Google No Longer Waiting For You To Update Your Business Listing Google No Longer Waiting For You To Update Your Business Listing
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Google announced that it is now updating business listings on Google Places for businesses, rather than waiting for businesses to do it. That’s not to say that you can’t update it yourself, but Google basically says it will do so …

Nexus Prime, Ice Cream Sandwich Launch Rescheduled Nexus Prime, Ice Cream Sandwich Launch Rescheduled
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It looks like we have another official date set for the big Android 4.0 Ice Cream Sandwich OS release. Invitations have been seen out for the rescheduled Google / Samsung event, now taking place in Hong Kong on October 19th. …

Hulu No Longer for Sale Hulu No Longer for Sale

There has been a lot of talk about who will be buying Hulu, and Google has been repeatedly named as a possibility for the one who would get it. It would, after all, fall in line with Google’s strategy of …

Microsoft Skype Acquisition Now Official Microsoft Skype Acquisition Now Official
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Microsoft’s acquisition of Skype has now closed. The company paid $8.5 billion. Microsoft says the two companies will remain focused on connecting people across all devices, and accelerating both companies’ efforts to transform real-time communications for consumers and enterprise customers. …

Google Translate for Android Now Does Conversation Mode in 14 Languages Google Translate for Android Now Does Conversation Mode in 14 Languages
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Google announced the launch of Conversation Mode for Google Translate for Android in 12 new languages. Previously, it was only available for English and Spanish, but now it’s expanded to Brazilian Portuguese, Czech, Dutch, French, German, Italian, Japanese, Korean, Mandarin …

iPhone Update, Joel Osteen, and the French Revolution iPhone Update, Joel Osteen, and the French Revolution
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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 …

Google Q3 Earnings Call: Page Talks Up Google+ Google Q3 Earnings Call: Page Talks Up Google+
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Google released its Q3 earnings report today. The company reported $9.72 billion for the quarter, a 33% year-over-year increase. More on the financials here CEO Larry Page said in the report, “Google+ is now open to everyone and we just …

Netflix, CW Partner To Stream Gossip Girl, Supernatural Netflix, CW Partner To Stream Gossip Girl, Supernatural

Let the Netflix bashing subside for a moment – it looks like they will be adding a bunch of popular streaming content to their catalog. They have announced a long-term deal with CBS and Warner Bros. to stream CW scripted …

Google Q3 Earnings Released, $9.72 Billion in Revenue Google Q3 Earnings Released, $9.72 Billion in Revenue
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Google has released its earnings report for the third quarter, beating expectations. This includes $9.72 billion for the quarter, a 33% year-over-year increase. Larry Page also included a Google+ stat update. “We had a great quarter,” said Larry Page, CEO …

iOS 5 Update Boosts Performance Of Your Apple Devices iOS 5 Update Boosts Performance Of Your Apple Devices

If you had an experience anything like mine, the iOS 5 update was a complete pain in the ass. Not only did the process take hours but it failed halfway to completion and had to be restarted. All in all, …

Sex Toy, Steve Jobs, and a Halloween House Sex Toy, Steve Jobs, and a Halloween House
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Steve Jobs is known for his great keynote speeches, but did you know that he pretty much pranked called Starbucks during one of them? For more daily video round-ups, go here. How bad would he have felt if they actually …

Who You Know, Nonprofit Social Media & the Connected Life Who You Know, Nonprofit Social Media & the Connected Life
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In today’s infographic round-up, we’re looking at one from Xonbi about the value of your contacts, one from Craig Newmark about how nonprofits use social media, and one GigaOm shared looking at data from SMA about the “connected life”. For …

Google Q3 Earnings Set to Be Released Google Q3 Earnings Set to Be Released
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Today, Google will reveal its Q3 earnings report, followed by a call at 4:30 EST to discuss it. Update: Find the earnings report here. Google reported a 32% increase (year-over-year) in revenue in its Q2 report in July at a …

Toss This Camera For Awesome Panoramic Photos Toss This Camera For Awesome Panoramic Photos
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Enjoy taking photos? Enjoy taking panoramic photos? Enjoy throwing your camera into the air, high above your head? This is probably the product for you. The patent-pending Throwable Panoramic Ball Camera allows you to obtain full spherical panoramas with a …

Could Shopping Be the Next Big Phenomenon on Facebook? Could Shopping Be the Next Big Phenomenon on Facebook?

With Facebook’s latest changes, a lot of developers are rushing to get a piece of the company’s new focus on applications. Sneakpeeq is one app that is partnering with Facebook as part of this new initiative and is excited about the opportunities with the Open Graph.

A Google Sex Toy? A Google Sex Toy?
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Well, kind of anyway. Introducing the Googlher, perhaps the first sexual-related personal “device” that uses Google search to help the user, um, enjoy themselves — to put it in safe-for-work terms. While the Googlher sex toy is not a purchasable …