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Facebook “Acquires” Another Photo-sharing Service – Lightbox Facebook “Acquires” Another Photo-sharing Service – Lightbox

Users who jump onto the Lightbox website this afternoon will be surprised with a short message declaring that the Lightbox team is joining Facebook. Over on the Lightbox blog, Thai Tran and Nilesh Patel, the co-founders of Lightbox, posted a …

Twitter and ESPN Introduce Sports Branded Campaigns Twitter and ESPN Introduce Sports Branded Campaigns

Due to the incredible volume of sports-related tweets that accompany almost every sporting event of note–the Women’s World Cup Final, for instance–Twitter is looking for a way to monetize these reactions. To address this endeavor, Twitter is partnering with ESPN …

Android Making Gains Overseas Android Making Gains Overseas

Data from Kantar WorldPanel has shown that Google’s Android OS has been making gains in the first quarter in seven major markets, including Australia, Britain, France, Germany, Italy, Spain and the United States. In Italy and Spain, Android popularity more …

Internet Radio Not Quite Warming to Social Media Yet Internet Radio Not Quite Warming to Social Media Yet

The odds aren’t bad that sometime today you will tune in to some type of internet radio service and kick out some jams for a couple of hours. At least, that’s the word from a study conducted by targetspot that …

Fire Captain Gets Demoted Over Trayvon Facebook Remarks
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Miami-Dade Fire Captain Brian Beckmann got into a bit of hot water last month when he made some fairly brutal and racially insensitive comments on his personal facebook page. This is what he had to say about the press conference …

Google+ For iPhone: Google Finally Gets A Sense Of Style Google+ For iPhone: Google Finally Gets A Sense Of Style

Despite the perennial concerns over privacy and security, Google’s services remain pretty popular. Google can generally be counted on to make services that are easy to use and that make our lives easier. Even iPhone users tend to rely pretty …

.Pirate Now Available As A Domain Name .Pirate Now Available As A Domain Name
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ICANN might be the “official” administrator of top-level domain names. They give out all the .com, .net, .org and other well known domains to all the Web sites you know and love. There are alternatives, however, and one of the …

Google’s Think Insights Expands to 21 Countries Google’s Think Insights Expands to 21 Countries

Think Insights, Google’s repository of studies, video, and infographics to help marketers get a handle on their audience, has now expanded to cover 21 countries all across Europe, Africa, and the Middle East. The site was founded by Google to …

Kelly Ripa: Regis Philbin Hated “Beautiful Baby Week”
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As you might imagine, Regis Philbin doesn’t care about prom fashions, or back-to-school topics, or anything involving the youth of today. He’s a grown man, after all, and the latest trend in prom dresses doesn’t–and probably shouldn’t–appeal to him. The …

Benefits of Digital Food Menus [Infographic] Benefits of Digital Food Menus [Infographic]
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There are new menu labeling laws that are expected to go into effect for 2012 that will require restaurants to display nutritional content for all their menu items. Because this is such a wealth of information it has management and …

ICANN Gets New Independent Objector ICANN Gets New Independent Objector

It was recently reported that The Internet Corporation for Assigned Names and Numbers’ (ICANN) system for submitting applications for new generic top-level domains (gTLDs) is finally set to be reopened on May 22, and the leadership has announced that Professor …

How to Create a Fast-Loading E-commerce Site How to Create a Fast-Loading E-commerce Site

You may have the most beautifully designed online storefront in the e-commerce universe, with a stunning array of desirable products – but if your website stalls when it loads, leaving shoppers tapping their fingers in frustration, the rest of the …

Cancelled Shows 2012: The Best Of “Desperate Housewives”

While “Desperate Housewives” wasn’t so much “cancelled” as it was just done with the story, a lot of fans are still sad to see it go. With yesterday’s news of the latest shows to leave for the season came a …

Kim Dotcom: Wife Really Wants Her Property Back Kim Dotcom: Wife Really Wants Her Property Back
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Kim Dotcom made an obscene amount of money from Megaupload, the popular digital storage locker frequented by legitimate users and pirates alike. Before things went sour, Dotcom was living in an enormous mansion in New Zealand alongside his wife Mona. …

Watch Google’s Matt Cutts Give Some “Advice” On Ranking #1 (Humor) Watch Google’s Matt Cutts Give Some “Advice” On Ranking #1 (Humor)
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Google’s Matt Cutts has put out hundreds of videos as part of his webmaster help series. I’ll assure you that nothing like what you’re about to hear has ever appeared in any of them. Call it the anti-SEO help video …

Bitcoin Theft Drains $92,000 from Bitcoinica Bitcoin Theft Drains $92,000 from Bitcoinica

A Bitcoin exchange service was victim of a security breach over the weekend in a heist that yielded 18,547 BTC to unknown hackers. A post on Bitcoinica’s official blog detailed that its servers were compromised and, following the complete draining …

TalentBin CEO Reveals How The Service Scours The Web For Perfect Job Candidates TalentBin CEO Reveals How The Service Scours The Web For Perfect Job Candidates

TalentBin, a new service to help recruiters find suitable job candidates, is launching today and it hopes to turn the entire web into a talent-sourcing database. TalentBin is founded on the principle that, instead of putting out a notice and …

Google Chrome Syncs Your Tabs Across Devices Google Chrome Syncs Your Tabs Across Devices

Google has made a valuable update to Chrome which allows you to sink all your tabs across devices. So if you’re looking at something at work and your break ends, you can simply get back to it at home or …

Guy Builds Functional Portal Turret in Robotics Class

Youtube user kss5095 built a real working model of the turrets from Portal in his Advanced Mechatronics class at Penn State University. The turret actually tracks a person moving across a room and shoots foam bullets. Sorry, no real guns …

Super Heroes And Villains Hug It Out

The relationship that heroes share with their arch rivals is sometimes complicated. Depending on the universe or continuity they are brothers, or partners, or equals that have a falling out. Sometimes they are just plain enemies from day one. What …

Bing Might Be Dropping The Number Of URLs It Indexes Bing Might Be Dropping The Number Of URLs It Indexes
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As Google’s Penguin update is having its fun, Bing has been relatively calm. There has not been a major update in a few months and everything seems perfect. Well, everything used to be perfect. There’s a member on Webmaster World …

Google Patents Google Glass Frame Designs Google Patents Google Glass Frame Designs
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For those who still think Google’s Glass project is simply an experiment, a joke, or a public relations stunt, today brings even more evidence that the augmented reality glasses are real. Google has been granted three different patents (1, 2, …

Google Chrome Browser Coming To iPhone? Google Chrome Browser Coming To iPhone?

UPDATE: Google has replied to a request for comment, and their answer is what you might expect. A Google spokesperson told WebProNews, “We do not comment on rumor or speculation, and have nothing new to share at this time.” Not …

Gabriel García Márquez Killed (on Twitter) Last Night Gabriel García Márquez Killed (on Twitter) Last Night

Add legendary Columbian author Gabriel García Márquez to the list of celebrities to have fallen on the false blade of Twitter. According to The Guardian, Twitter flooded with misinformation of the author’s death after an account allegedly belonging to Italian …