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Priceline Releases Fourth Quarter, Annual Earnings Report Priceline Releases Fourth Quarter, Annual Earnings Report

The Priceline Group has released its financial results for the fourth quarter of 2011, as well as for the whole year. In addition to Priceline.com, the Priceline Group consists of Booking.com, Agoda.com, and RentalCars.com. The Priceline Group as a whole …

Vote For Your PSN Gamers Choice Award In A Special Way

The awards season is here, and no one is spared! This year the Playstation Blog is having people vote for their Gamers Choice Award in a fairly unique way. By downloading the theme for the game you are voting on. …

Dell Helps Enterprise Customers Get Results Fast Dell Helps Enterprise Customers Get Results Fast

Today, Dell has announced a new end-to-end IT platform, which is supposed to feature the fastest, most simplified, and most powerful tools for innovation yet. Is that true? Who knows, but they talk a good game for enterprise customers. Brad …

WoW Helps Senior Citizens With Their Cognitive Reasoning

Video Games have a long history of helping people with their medical problems. I remember a very early edition of Nintendo Power about a kid who almost lost his sight. While in the hospital, he had a NES with Super …

Sound Issues Make 2012 Oscars Uncomfortable Sound Issues Make 2012 Oscars Uncomfortable
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While watching last night’s 2012 Academy Awards (The Oscars), where Billy Crystal’s hosting brought flavor back to the Oscars, and various recent movies like The Artist, The Descendants, and Hugo were capturing awards left and right, there seemed to be …

Google Image Search Optimization Now More Important To SEO Google Image Search Optimization Now More Important To SEO
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Google announced forty changes it has made to its algorithm/search quality efforts over the past month. One of them was the increased sensitivity of Panda. Another was “more locally relevant predictions in YouTube“. I’m not going to run down every …

The Artist, Danica Patrick, and Miracle Whip

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+ Helps Small Business Share Recipes With The World Google+ Helps Small Business Share Recipes With The World

Google+ for businesses isn’t just for the H&Ms and Samsungs of the world. It also helps small businesses connect with their fans in meaningful ways. The Google Small Business Blog, as part of an on-going series of posts, features a …

WSJ Pulls Free Google-Searched Content WSJ Pulls Free Google-Searched Content
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Certain content exclusively accessible via Google’s “First Click Free” program on the the Wall Street Journal’s website is being pulled behind the paywall, a practice that some suspect other newspapers might emulate. And the WSJ has been blocking certain stories …

Mu TestCloud Brings Cloud-Based Store For Testing Apps & Networks Security Mu TestCloud Brings Cloud-Based Store For Testing Apps & Networks Security

Mu Dynamics, maker of tests for app performance and network security, announced today that they’re launching a cloud-based content store that will offer customers access to their wide inventory of tools. The store, Mu TestCloud, hosts more than 3,000 ready-to-run …

Exclusive Interview: Self-Published Author Kerry Wilkinson Outsold Patterson, Stieg Larsson Exclusive Interview: Self-Published Author Kerry Wilkinson Outsold Patterson, Stieg Larsson
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Kerry Wilkinson was the best-selling ebook author on Amazon for the last quarter of 2011. And, Kerry Wilkinson does not have a publisher. Let’s take a moment to let that process. Kerry Wilkinson is a self-published author. And, in the …

YouTube Gets More Local With New Google Update YouTube Gets More Local With New Google Update
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As previously reported, Google announced its list of February algorithm/search quality changes. The list had forty changes. One of them was “more locally relevant predictions in YouTube’. The related part of the list says: More locally relevant predictions in YouTube. …

Mad Men Season 5 Poster: Don Draper And A Naked Mannequin Mad Men Season 5 Poster: Don Draper And A Naked Mannequin

Don Draper is back. Well, almost… as Mad Men returns with a two-hour premiere on March 25th. To make sure that you’ve got plenty to obsess and ponder over until then, AMC released the official season 5 poster today. The …

Freedom From FBI Tracking Devices Is Here
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If you’ve been persecuted or harassed by the FBI in the past, you have good reason to celebrate. The FBI can no longer utilize GPS tracking technology to monitor movement without a warrant to do so. The Supreme Court has …

Facebook Saves Digg Via Open Graph Facebook Saves Digg Via Open Graph

Facebook’s Timeline, Ticker, and Open Graph, a web that shows people and everything they care about (i.e. movies, pets, friends), have played a huge role in increasing Digg’s traffic by 35%. Digg page views in January were the highest that …

Mobile World Congress: Intel Increasing Its Smartphone Presence Mobile World Congress: Intel Increasing Its Smartphone Presence

Intel has added a number of smartphone makers to its list of customers, the company announced to day at the Mobile World Congress in Barcelona. Deals with Lava International of India, ZTE of China, the UK’s Orange, and Visa. As …

LEGOs In Space: Astronaut Builds LEGO Model Of ISS While Aboard ISS LEGOs In Space: Astronaut Builds LEGO Model Of ISS While Aboard ISS

LEGO has carved out a pretty capacious corner for itself in the heart of nerd culture. There’s the endless selection of video games based on nerd-adored franchises like Batman and Star Wars. Recently, an engineer constructed a fully flexible prosthetic …

Former Employee Sued Over Twitter Former Employee Sued Over Twitter
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Noah Kravitz, was recently sued by his former employer PhoneDog, for keeping and renaming his Twitter account he’d kept for that company. Phonedog seeks $340,000 in damages – $2.50 per follower (Kravitz had amassed 17K during his time at Phonedog), …

Infographic Depicts LinkedIn’s Key Demographics Infographic Depicts LinkedIn’s Key Demographics

Business Insider published an interesting infographic today breaking down the demographics of LinkedIn‘s some 157 million users. They got their information from a recent report released by Zoomsphere, which provides statistics on the major social networks, and it breaks down …

Supreme Court To Decide If Tech Firms Can Be Responsible For Assisting In Human Rights Violations Supreme Court To Decide If Tech Firms Can Be Responsible For Assisting In Human Rights Violations

How do you feel about U.S. and European companies selling surveillance equipment to authoritarian regimes to better equip them in oppressing their people? Well, the Global Online Freedom Act that we reported on before would seek to combat this particular …

Consumers’ Financial Lives Becoming More Digital

Cha-ching! In the United States, half of all bill payments made (by households with access to the Internet) are being paid online. Nearly forty percent of mobile banking users have paid a bill using their phone and one out of …

Spotify and Artists Still Disagree Over Royalties Spotify and Artists Still Disagree Over Royalties

Spotify and artists are in the midst of a battle of sorts over royalties that each feel is deserved. The thing in question is, how much? How much is a digital stream worth? Some services pay more than others, some …

Google+ Sucks Despite All the Free Hippie Love Google+ Sucks Despite All the Free Hippie Love
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In the past, I’ve not been shy about hiding my dislike for some of Google’s practices. In fact, I’ve called them everything from an arrogant bully to an incestuous circle jerk, trapped in a filter bubble world . But recently …

iPad 3 About To Get A Price Hike? iPad 3 About To Get A Price Hike?
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Of all the rumors floating around about the iPad 3, most have focused on two things: specs and release date. Very little attention has been paid to the new tablet’s price, probably because most have assumed that the price points …