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Eddie Van Halen Opens Up About His Struggle with Alcohol

Eddie Van Halen’s struggle to control his addiction to alcohol has been an issue since he first started playing music in front of large crowds. In the upcoming issue of Esquire, Van Halen put some of the blame on his …

BranchOut Facebook App Raises $25 Million BranchOut Facebook App Raises $25 Million
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BranchOut, the Facebook app for business professional networking, announced today a $25 million Series C funding from Mayfield and others, bringing its total tally to $49 million. BranchOut has been around for about two years, and is similar to the …

COSBOA Joins Effort to Get Small Businesses Online COSBOA Joins Effort to Get Small Businesses Online

Last month, Google Australia celebrated the first birthday of Getting Aussie Business Online (GABO) and announced that more than 50% of Australia’s small businesses are now online. Users can get a website for free through GABO that allows them to …

Taptitude Proves Windows Phone 7 Games Can Be Successful Taptitude Proves Windows Phone 7 Games Can Be Successful

If you’ve been following the mobile arena for any time now, you would have known that Zynga acquired “Draw Something” developer OMGPOP for a cool $200 million. Before that, OMGPOP was bringing in six figures a day in revenue. It’s …

Facebook Could be Valued at $104 Billion! Facebook Could be Valued at $104 Billion!

Conservative estimates based on Facebook beginning trade at $30 per share have the social networking pioneer valued at $75 billion, but recent negotiations with Instagram at the time of acquisition suggest that the company could end up being valued much …

Google Maps May Offer Businesses a Way to Update Locations Google Maps May Offer Businesses a Way to Update Locations

One of Google’s community managers over in the help forums has suggested that Google Maps might be offering a new way for businesses to update customers when they’ve moved. Barry Schwartz at Search Engine Roundtable picked up on the forum …

Amazon Web Services Launches AWS Marketplace For Cloud Software Amazon Web Services Launches AWS Marketplace For Cloud Software
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Amazon Web Services (AWS) announced today that they have launched the AWS Marketplace, and online store where AWS customers can shop for software and services in much the same way they would a book on Amazon. Customers will be able …

Transformers Fall Of Cybertron Features Grimlock!

One of the most exciting things about video games, is that the people in charge these days, love the same stuff I did when I was a kid. For me the High Moon Studios Transformers games represents the culmination of …

Apple Lawsuit For In-App Purchases Will Continue Apple Lawsuit For In-App Purchases Will Continue
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A lawsuit against Apple will proceed, as Apple’s request for a dismissal has been denied, according to recent reports. Apple had argued that the suit was no longer valid, thanks to changes made to its in-app purchase system. U.S. District …

Magic Mike Trailer Gives Channing Tatum Another Reason to Take His Shirt Off

I was honestly all set to hate director Steven Soderbergh’s comedy/drama “Magic Mike”, a film which finds “21 Jump Street” co-star Channing Tatum portraying a stripper. Given that the actor has a history of taking his clothes off for cash, …

Anonymous Makes The TIME 100 List Anonymous Makes The TIME 100 List

Anonymous caused an uproar last week when they pulled ahead of everybody else in the TIME 100 poll and claimed first place in the popular vote. There were accusations of the group using botnets to secure their place in history …

Bar Refaeli Tweets About “Uncomfortable” TSA Patdown
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God bless the TSA. Not that I agree with their methods of security, or think that people don’t have a right to feel seriously violated by screenings, but it feels like they’re in the news all the time. After a …

DropMyEmail Garners 500K Users in 8 Weeks DropMyEmail Garners 500K Users in 8 Weeks

Since its inception on March 1st, e-mail backup platform DropMyEmail has seen 520,000 users sign up, a substantial level of growth for a new startup. The DropMyEmail freemium service basically copies existing user IMAP and POP3 email accounts and stores …

Gas Up, Car Sales Down: Consumers Choose Differently Gas Up, Car Sales Down: Consumers Choose Differently

Here’s some not so surprising news from the publishers of Kelly Blue Book, the authority on resale auto values, consumers have changed their minds about what vehicle they wish to purchase based on the rising costs of fuel. About 66% …

Dick Clark Dies, Fans Pay Tribute On Twitter
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Legendary television and radio personality Dick Clark passed away yesterday at the age of 82 after suffering a massive heart attack, but he will always be remembered for his contribution to broadcasting and to American pop culture. He was a …

Facebook Might File IPO on May 17th Facebook Might File IPO on May 17th
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It has been assumed that Facebook plans to file its IPO sometime in May, and now has reportedly set the 17th of next month as the date, after months of speculation regarding the matter in general. Sources who have access …

China’s Computer Market is Still # 1 China’s Computer Market is Still # 1

China is the leading manufacturer and consumer of PCs. According to iSuppli, “China has become the most important PC market worldwide, representing 22 percent of global demand and contributing more than 90 percent of total production. As a result of …

Google, Twitter Can’t “Act Like a Policeman,” Says British AG Google, Twitter Can’t “Act Like a Policeman,” Says British AG

The attorney general of England doesn’t believe that Google and Twitter should have to “act like a policeman” when it comes to what users of the websites post and share, according to The Guardian. You might recall that last month …

Anthony Hopkins in Full Hitchcock Make-Up, Twitter Reacts

I must admit that I wasn’t overly thrilled with the fact that Anthony Hopkins was cast to portray iconic director Alfred Hitchcock in “Anvil! The Story of Anvil” director Sacha Gervasi’s upcoming “Hitchcock”. It’s not that I have anything against …

SAW At Sea Cruise: Travel With “SAW Celebrities” To Canada
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How would you like to take a “Saw” cruise? Wait. What? Yes, that Saw. Check out the official description below. “Let’s play a game…onboard the beautiful and luxurious Carnival Glory! If you’re a Fan of the “SAW” movies, you don’t …

Tumblr Ads Soon To Be A Reality Tumblr Ads Soon To Be A Reality

Earlier this week, we talked about the reasons you should be using Tumblr for business. We didn’t really go into Tumblr advertising, but it’s not really been an option. They recently launched highlighted posts, where you can pay a dollar …

Inflatable Star Trek Captain’s Chair: Sadly, Not For Adults

If your the kind of guy that loves to debate on who is the better captain, Kirk or Picard, this is the home furnishing for you. (It’s Picard by the way). Introducing the Inflatable Captain’s Chair from ThinkGeek. You may …

God of War: Ascension For Playstation 3 Announced

Sony has officially announced the next title in the God of War franchise. God of War: Ascension will bring back Kratos, the Spartan-turned-demi-god whose vengeful rampage against the Greek Gods has spanned three major console titles and a host of …

Tango Takes Off With $40 Million Funding Round Tango Takes Off With $40 Million Funding Round

Tango, the company that provides mobile video and audio calling over data connections for mobile devices, has announced the close of a $40 million round of Series C funding. The funding, provided by Qualcomm Ventures and Access Industries, Inc., brings …