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Google Responds To Murdoch Slam Google Responds To Murdoch Slam

On Saturday night, we reported that Rupert Murdoch had taken to Twitter to blast the Obama Administration’s position on SOPA, and how he tweeted: “Piracy leader is Google who streams movies free, sells advts around them. No wonder pouring millions …

Groupon CEO Andrew Mason 60 Minutes Interview: Twitter Reaction Groupon CEO Andrew Mason 60 Minutes Interview: Twitter Reaction

Did you get a chance to catch Groupon CEO Andrew Mason on 60 Minutes? If not, you can watch the full interview, as well as some post-interview commentary from interviewer Lesley Stahl here. Here’s what some people who tuned in …

Groupon CEO Andrew Mason on 60 Minutes Groupon CEO Andrew Mason on 60 Minutes

Groupon CEO Andrew Mason appeared on 60 Minutes last night, giving the audience of “America’s most watched network” their first chance to see an extensive interview with the man, since last year’s IPO. Despite the big IPO, 2011 was something …

Facebook Hoax Makes Its Rounds Facebook Hoax Makes Its Rounds
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An interesting little hoax is making the rounds on Facebook this morning. According to the viral message, every phone (some versions say SIM card) has a unique name. And, if you enter a particular phrase in a Facebook comment, you …

Google And Competition: Should The Government Be Regulating? Google And Competition: Should The Government Be Regulating?
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Google’s competitive practices have dominated the headlines this week, thanks to the company’s “Search Plus Your World” features (extensive integration of Google+ into search results, but not extensive integration of competing social networks Twitter and Facebook), but this is really …

Rupert Murdoch: Google Is Piracy Leader Rupert Murdoch: Google Is Piracy Leader
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Rupert Murdoch is really getting into this tweeting thing. The other day he was talking about how his company “screwed up in every way possible” with Myspace, and now he’s blasting Google and Obama (presumably in reference to his administration’s …

Obama Administration Responds To Petitions Calling For SOPA Veto Obama Administration Responds To Petitions Calling For SOPA Veto
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While SOPA has been delayed, while “outsanding concerns” are addressed by representatives, the White House has put out a statement from the Obama Administration, responding to a “We the People” Petition on SOPA and online piracy. The petition says: WE …

iPad 3 Rumors: Hi-Def Screen, Faster Processor, LTE Support iPad 3 Rumors: Hi-Def Screen, Faster Processor, LTE Support
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The iPad rumors are running rampant, as the (rumored) March launch gets closer. This week, we heard that the iPad 3 might have graphics that are as much as 20 times more powerful than its predecessor, and that its LCD …

SOPA Delayed Until “Outstanding Concerns Addressed” SOPA Delayed Until “Outstanding Concerns Addressed”
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On Friday, House Judiciary Committee Chairman Lamar Smith announced that he will remove DNS Blocking from SOPA, so the issue can be “further examined”. Here’s Smith’s statement in its entirety: House Judiciary Committee Chairman Lamar Smith (R-Texas) today said he …

Facebook Reunited Man With His Past Facebook Reunited Man With His Past
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Usually when we lose something it doesn’t take long before we give up hope of getting it back. Brent Aguirre is no different. 46 years ago he received a class ring from his mother as a graduation gift. After only …

Google Search Plus Your World: Marketing Implications Google Search Plus Your World: Marketing Implications
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Google launched Search Plus Your World (SPYW) this week (as if you didn’t know), and has sent waves of controversy throughout the media – mostly with regards to competition and relevancy. But what do the changes mean for marketers? Online …

CES 2012: Samsung Denies That Jobs “Cracked” The iTV CES 2012: Samsung Denies That Jobs “Cracked” The iTV
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If this year’s Consumer Electronics Show, which ends today, could be said to have a theme, it would have to be HDTVs. New and remarkable TV designs were unveiled by Sony, LG, Samsung, and others. Yet one widely-rumored TV that …

Paula Deen, John Edwards and the FBI Paula Deen, John Edwards and the FBI

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 …

Homeless Teenager Becomes Semifinalist In Intel Science Competition Homeless Teenager Becomes Semifinalist In Intel Science Competition
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With the ETA of the workday’s end inching closer, here’s your feel-good story to ferry you into the weekend: Samantha Garvey, a 17-year-old high school senior in Long Island, New York, has been selected as a semifinalist in the eminent …

A Post-Apocalyptic Video With the Help of Crowdfunding A Post-Apocalyptic Video With the Help of Crowdfunding

A team of artists, including Rubidium Wu, Eric Stafford, Kettie Jean, and Rob Rusli has created an impressive video of New York City an a post-apocalyptic state. Standard fare for a generation raised on the Internet, a place where end-of-the-world …

Gidsy Gets $1.2 Million From Investors, Including Ashton Kutcher Gidsy Gets $1.2 Million From Investors, Including Ashton Kutcher

Gidsy just raised $1.2M Seed Investment from Sunstone Capital together with W. Vogels (CTO of Amazon), Index Capital and Ashton Kutcher. “Gidsy is exploring, booking and offering unique things to do,” CEO Edial Dekker tells WebProNews. “We launched in Amsterdam, …

Twitter Wins: Canada Changes Election Day Gag Law Twitter Wins: Canada Changes Election Day Gag Law

It was November 4, 1980, Election Day in the United States. At 9:01 P.M. by the clock in the Oval Office, President Jimmy Carter called now President-elect Ronald Reagan and conceded the race to him graciously. His concession was announced …

Real Life Portal, Google Maps Useless Contraption, and Tebowie Real Life Portal, Google Maps Useless Contraption, and Tebowie

A viral video is one that becomes popular through the process of Internet sharing, via social media, sharing sites, or good ‘ole email. Everyday we highlight some of the best that are currently viral and some that are trending that …

New Facebook Scam Offers Free iPads New Facebook Scam Offers Free iPads

Facebook and Apple giving away free iPads? It must be too good to be true! Spoiler: It is. CNET is reporting that there’s a new spam scam hitting Facebook today. The message is innocuous enough: Mark Zuckerberg has just sent …

Android Design Gets A New Site Android Design Gets A New Site
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Google has launched a new Android Design site. The announcement comes on the heels of a report from Freelancer.com placing Android as one of the top job trends of Q4 2011. Christian Robertson, who leads the Android Visual Design group …

Tim Cook Emails Apple Staff About Supplier Responsibility Report Tim Cook Emails Apple Staff About Supplier Responsibility Report

Earlier this afternoon we reported that Apple had revealed a list of companies that supply components for its products. This list, which represents an uncharacteristic openness by Apple, was part of the company’s Supplier Responsibility report. The report tracks the …

Google Will Bend It Like Beckham Next Week Google Will Bend It Like Beckham Next Week
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Direct-kick bending and H&M underwear model David Beckham is giving his fans on Google+ a treat: an exclusive live interview on YouTube. As part of their @Google Talks program, which features assorted cultural figures discussing “their recently published books and …

UK Copyright Piracy Case Extradited to the US? UK Copyright Piracy Case Extradited to the US?
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Twenty-three year old Richard O’Dwyer is facing copyright infingment charges in the United States after a U.K. judge ordered it appropriate for him to prosecuted there. O’Dwyer is accused of operating a website which allegedly made thousands in advertising while …

Chad Ochocinco Rewards Ignored Twitter Follower Chad Ochocinco Rewards Ignored Twitter Follower

What do you get if you’re following an athlete who happens to be one of the most prolific Twitter users of the professional athlete ilk, and he’s ignored your replies, tweets, and retweets? If you can get the player’s attention, …