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Facebook Claims 10% of World Facebook Claims 10% of World

Perhaps you’ve heard of Facebook… With an IPO rumored for 2012, Facebook is big news. The infographic below will flood you with angles on the potential effects of the IPO, but here are a few interesting tidbits to chew on: …

Microsoft Puts Web TV Plans On Hold Microsoft Puts Web TV Plans On Hold

You might have to wait a bit longer for that Microsoft Web TV program, but at least there’s still Netflix. Reuters is reporting that inside sources have told them that Microsoft has put their long talked about Web TV program …

CES 2012: Nintendo Shows Off Wii U Console CES 2012: Nintendo Shows Off Wii U Console

Nintendo is showing off their forthcoming Wii U console at CES today, according to various reports. It appears that not much has changed since the console was announced at the 2011 E3 conference, but the hands-on experience is generating a …

Adobe Reader Gets New Integration With EchoSign Adobe Reader Gets New Integration With EchoSign

Adobe announced some new integration of Adobe Reader and EchoSign, aimed at making it easier to sign PDF documents electronically. Adobe acquired EchoSign last summer. Jason Lemkin, VP of Web business services at Adobe and former CEO of EchoSign tells …

SOPA Author Lamar Smith: Copyright Violator?
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Our chief SOPA correspondent is out of the office today but this story from VICE magazine was really too good to leave uncovered here at WPN, so I’m tagging in to share the story. So if you’ve been following the …

Ben Stein Sues Kyocera Over Climate Change Discrimination

Ben Stein is suing Kyocera and their ad agency. He alleges that Kyocera had contracted him to do some commercials for them, then pulled out of the deal. According to Stein, the bad news came after reps for the agency …

Seth Rogen Peeing In Tom Cruise’s Driveway, Crow Roof Tubing, and Gravity Sucks Seth Rogen Peeing In Tom Cruise’s Driveway, Crow Roof Tubing, and Gravity Sucks

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 …

Google Improves Offline Gmail For Chrome Google Improves Offline Gmail For Chrome

Google took to the Official Gmail Blog today to discuss some updates it has made to the Gmail offline Chrome app. First would be the addition of a settings page, which lets you choose if you want to sync 7, …

Mini Apple Stores Coming To Target Mini Apple Stores Coming To Target

Target has confirmed rumors that it was getting dedicated in-store Apple displays like those currently found in many Best Buy stores. Reuters is reporting that Target will begin a 25-store test program that brings larger displays of Apple products into …

Kathleen Edward (Little Girl Who Was Taunted On Facebook While Dying) Has Died Kathleen Edward (Little Girl Who Was Taunted On Facebook While Dying) Has Died
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A little girl named Kathleen Edward from MIchigan has passed away after losing a battle with Huntington’s Disease. This little girl made headlines in 2010, in one of the most sickening cyberbullying stories we’ve seen to date. This reportedly included …

Facebook Starts Music Sharing Service Facebook Starts Music Sharing Service
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Facebook is making everything a social experience and music is next on the list. Facebook today announced on their blog that they are adding music services on Facebook that will allow users to listen along with their friends to whatever …

Microsoft One-Ups Google With Launch Of Bing Maps Version 1 Microsoft One-Ups Google With Launch Of Bing Maps Version 1
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Last year, Microsoft announced that they were getting serious about their map business and launched a Beta release of Bing Maps Windows Presentation Foundation Control. Nearly four months later, and after some “stellar” feedback, Microsoft has officially released Bing Maps …

CES 2012: Samsung Shows Off Transparent LCD Smart Window CES 2012: Samsung Shows Off Transparent LCD Smart Window
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Earlier today we covered Samsung’s remarkable new OLED TV. In a year where the newest and best TVs seem to be the unofficial theme of CES, this one stood out from the crowd for its remarkable display technology. Well, it …

First Lady Michelle Obama Starts Twitter Account; Twitterscape Approves (Mostly)
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The White House got a little more hip today: (image)@michelleobamaMichelle ObamaWe’re excited today to launch @michelleobama as a new way for you to connect with First Lady Michelle Obama and the President’s campaign.(image) 7 hours ago via web · powered by @socialditto …

CES 2012: Smartphone Integration Reaches Hilarious New Heights CES 2012: Smartphone Integration Reaches Hilarious New Heights
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For the business worker who needs a phone in their phone, Nvoxia has you covered. File this one under silly and unnecessary, the Invoxia NVX 610 being shown off at CES combines a desktop phone with an iPod, iPhone or …

Google Maps Reflections Of 2011 Google Maps Reflections Of 2011
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I’m starting to believe that the people who work for Google’s Maps division are the busiest people at the Googleplex. Today’s evidence is in a post from Google’s Lat Long Blog that reflects on the changes made to Google Maps …

Amazon Boosts Payouts To Kindle Direct Publishing Authors Amazon Boosts Payouts To Kindle Direct Publishing Authors
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Amazon launched the Kindle Owners Lending Library back in November, 2011. Available to Amazon Prime members to borrow for free, the library is a huge boon for self-published authors, or as Amazon styles them, “Kindle Direct Publishing” (KDP) authors. Basically, …

Epic Poker League Launching On The Poker Channel
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Fans in Europe will soon be able to watch the best Poker players in the world duke it out. Epic Poker League, the new professional poker league that hosted its third Inaugural Season Main Event in Las Vegas last month, …

Facebook Users Click Ads Twice As Often As Twitter, Google+ Users [Report] Facebook Users Click Ads Twice As Often As Twitter, Google+ Users [Report]
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Update: As the study has generated some confusion, I’m going to repost the author’s explanation (which also appears in the comments) here: This study, which measures the CTR of different social network users, was conducted using a referrer based methodology. …

Jane-Ome, Marijuana iPad App Looks To Educate Users On Scientific Benefits Jane-Ome, Marijuana iPad App Looks To Educate Users On Scientific Benefits
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Everything is better with marijuana; this is the argument many users make and has been featured in a certain stoner comedy (hilariously played by Jon Stewart). However, many people are unaware of the true benefits marijuana has in the medical …

Foursquare Explore No Longer Mobile-Only Foursquare Explore No Longer Mobile-Only

Foursquare announced that it is expanding the “explore” feature that has been available for mobile, to include a web version at foursquare.com/explore. Essentially it’s a way to utilize Foursquare’s huge number of check-ins and personalization based on your own check-ins, …

EMI Sues Ireland For Not Blocking Pirates
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EMI, one of the three big music companies and a vocal supporter of SOPA, has filed suit against the Republic of Ireland for failing to bring itself into line with EU law regarding anti-piracy measures. EMI has been lobbying the …

CES 2012: Boxee Gets A Facebook App CES 2012: Boxee Gets A Facebook App

At CES today Boxee announced the launch of a new Facebook app that will allow users to post their viewing choices to their Facebook Timeline. After two minutes of viewing, Boxee publishes what you’re watching to Facebook, where it shows …

PowerTrekk: A Battery Charger That Runs On Water PowerTrekk: A Battery Charger That Runs On Water
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It’s my favorite time of day right now: that time when we learn about sock-knocking-off technology that sounds like it was born on the bright side of the future. To quote one of my favorite animators, “When the aliens come …