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Google Code Jam Offering Developers Chance At Google I/O Tickets Google Code Jam Offering Developers Chance At Google I/O Tickets
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Google kicked off their annual Code Jam last week that sees programmers from all over the world competing to solve various algorithms. Our own Micael Marr participated in the qualification round and even live blogged his attempts to answer the …

Portland Man Strips Naked in Airport to Protest TSA

More news today on America’s general discontent with the TSA. A Portland man got completely naked at a TSA checkpoint, saying in the police report “he flies a lot and had disrobed as a form of protest against TSA Screeners …

U.S. Navy’s Twitter Lesson on the Perils of Multiple Accounts U.S. Navy’s Twitter Lesson on the Perils of Multiple Accounts
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Business Insider picked up a peculiar tweet posted to the official Twitter account of the United States Navy this morning. Typically, @USNavy posts the types of things you might expect from an official account belonging to this particular branch of …

Star Trek Convention Promises All 5 Captains On One Stage
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This October promises to be a life-altering one for those lucky Star Trek fans with the means to travel across the pond. A new convention has been announced in celebration of the 25th anniversary of Star Trek: The Next Generation, …

Google Introduces Affiliate Ads for Blogger Google Introduces Affiliate Ads for Blogger
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Google has introduced a new way for bloggers to monetize their content, by launching Affiliate Ads for Blogger. Bloggers who seek to monetize will first need a Google AdSense account. After posting a new blog, a new ‘Advertise Products’ tab …

TSA Protest: Oregon Man Gets Naked For The Cause
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It would be hard to find a group that has taken more criticism from the population in the past few years than the TSA. Accusations of harassment, lawsuits, and yes, protests have been commonplace news stories in the new millennium. …

iOS 5.1 Jailbreak One Step Closer To Reality iOS 5.1 Jailbreak One Step Closer To Reality
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The groundwork for an iOS 5.1 jailbreak has been laid, according to jailbreak developer pod2g. He took to Twitter in the wee hours of this morning to say that all the exploits necessary for a jailbreak of iOS 5.1 had …

“Dabble” Launched by Former Twitter Vice President “Dabble” Launched by Former Twitter Vice President

After Instagram was recently bought by Facebook for a hefty $1 billion, it’s to be expected that mobile app stores will see more photo-sharing apps pop up to get in on the action. In fact, an argument could be made …

Google Advertising: “Think of us like TV” Google Advertising: “Think of us like TV”

According to All Things D, Google is out to attract mega dollars from advertisers by implementing the use of gross rating points (GRP). For those who aren’t familiar with GRP, it’s the system used by advertisers in the television industry …

New Google Near Match Types For AdWords To Be Available In May New Google Near Match Types For AdWords To Be Available In May

Last week, following a report from GroupM Search CEO Chris Copeland, published by AdAge, we talked about some improvements in match types coming to Google: “near exact” and “near phrase”. The basic gist is that these new types will allow …

New Snow White And The Huntsman Photos and Poster

(image) Ready to have your mind blown with all of this Snow White and the Huntsman awesomeness? Next to The Avengers and Batman:”Dark Knight Rises” this has to be the most anticipated movie this summer. Not only does it feature …

Splash.FM Thrives On In-Group Influence Splash.FM Thrives On In-Group Influence
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Yesterday at 12pm EDT, just three months after its Private Beta launch, Splash.FM—a social music discovery platform that measures your musical influence—officially launched in Public Beta, making the once exclusive platform available to the masses. Splash.FM is a site that …

New Fragrance Makes You Smell Like a New Macbook Pro

There are certain things that smell unique, and can only be described by the product they represent: The new car smell, the smell of a new book or a new video game. These things smell great because of the happy …

“Jersey Shore” House Target For Vandals
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Whether you love them or hate them, the cast of MTV’s “Jersey Shore” has become a part of our pop culture, and along with Snooki, Sitch, Deena, Sammi, Ronnie, Vinny, Jenni, and Pauly comes a now-infamous shore house. The popularity …

Maria Sharapova Trolls Facebook Fans With Short Hair Pic
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Maria Sharapova is first and foremost a world-famous tennis player. But as we’ve seen in the past (looking at you, Anna), if female tennis players happen to be strikingly beautiful, that fact tends to overshadow their athletic talents. That’s not …

Google Protothon Shows Off The Future Of WebRTC Google Protothon Shows Off The Future Of WebRTC

It’s official: WebRTC is the next big thing as far as HTML5 applications are concerned. All three major players – Google, Mozilla and Microsoft – are now working on their own WebRTC applications for video chat over browsers. Mozilla hosted …

Facebook Beats Out Google in Brazil Facebook Beats Out Google in Brazil

The Brazilian version of Experian Hitwise has reported that Facebook has passed Google Brazil as the most visited site in that country, five times since April 1st. While it isn’t clear if April Fool’s Day is celebrated in Brazil, the …

Facebook Friend Requests: to Accept or Not to Accept? Facebook Friend Requests: to Accept or Not to Accept?

Facebook is approaching that point of critical mass when it will soon completely converge onto our so-called real lives and everyone we know in First Life will also be people we are linked to on Facebook Life. As we lurch …

Google Brand Measurement Tools Debut at Ad Age Digital Conference Google Brand Measurement Tools Debut at Ad Age Digital Conference

Google is expected to announce a host of new brand measurement tools today at the Ad Age Digital Conference in New York City. Dubbed Brand Activate Initiative, the suite will assist brand marketers with tracking what sort of impact their …

Most TV Watchers Don’t Want Apps Or 3D, Study Finds Most TV Watchers Don’t Want Apps Or 3D, Study Finds
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The bulk of TV viewers, it seems, are not interested in having their TVs mimic the functionality of their smartphones and tablets. That, at least, is the conclusion of a recent survey of 2,000 viewers in the UK, who ranked …

Tom Petty Tweets About Stolen Guitars; Thief Caught

When Tom Petty and the Heartbreakers discovered last week that five of their guitars–including Petty’s 1967 blonde maple Rickenbacker–were missing right before the beginning of their tour, they were upset, and with good reason; the instruments were valued at around …

Facebook & TV Tie for Most Popular Place to Get News Facebook & TV Tie for Most Popular Place to Get News

The following infographic from Schools.com details how social media is replacing traditional journalism as a news source. These days half of the public gets its breaking news from social media rather than official news sources. Slightly less than half (46%) …

Intel Q1, 2012 Earnings Welcome Another Growth Year Intel Q1, 2012 Earnings Welcome Another Growth Year

Yesterday Intel published their 2012 Q1 earnings and revenue report, and things are looking pretty good for the technology giant going into Q2. Revenue came in at just under $13 billion, with an operating income of $3.8 billion, and a …

Trials Evolution Now Available on Xbox Live Arcade

The sequel to the popular and critically acclaimed Trials HD is now available for download on the Xbox Live Arcade. Trials Evolution features outdoor environments, local and online multiplayer, and track-sharing. The original Trials HD was released in 2009 and …