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South Korea Has (Much) Faster Internet Than You South Korea Has (Much) Faster Internet Than You
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Soon after Google ranked South Korea as having the second-fastest desktop internet and the fastest mobile internet in the world, a new study has been released that corroborates those accolades. Akamai, a cloud platform enterprise that keeps a close eye …

Over 200,000 Merchants Have Signed Up For PayPal Here Over 200,000 Merchants Have Signed Up For PayPal Here
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Back in March PayPal launched their Square competitor, PayPal Here. Like Square, PayPal Here is a mobile payments solution geared primarily to small businesses (though any business can use it). The service includes a free app available for both iOS …

DuckDuckHack Encourages The Creation Of Instant Answers DuckDuckHack Encourages The Creation Of Instant Answers
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DuckDuckGo has always been, to me at least, one of the unsung heroes of the open source movement. While Google is lapping up all the search traffic with Bing and Yahoo! desperately trying to keep up, DuckDuckGo is just cruising …

Google Gives More Details On Human Raters Google Gives More Details On Human Raters

Google has people that it pays to rate the quality of search results. They’re called raters. Google mentioned them last year in a widely publicized interview with Wired – the interview, in fact, in which the Panda update’s name was …

Facebook Testing a New Sharing Notification Icon Facebook Testing a New Sharing Notification Icon

It is hard to tell what will be shared to your Facebook wall these days. If you aren’t careful, you could end up leaving your entire web history on your Facebook page. It’s enough to make someone want to spend …

Will The World End In 2012? Google Still Has No Official Position Will The World End In 2012? Google Still Has No Official Position
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Let’s assume that Matt Cutts speaks for all of Google. Ok, assumed. And as it turns out, you still shouldn’t look to Google for any predictions involving the apocalypse. Back in March of 2010, the possibility of the world coming …

Blackline – An Online Magazine Utilizes HTML5 and iPad Features In Hilarious Ways Blackline – An Online Magazine Utilizes HTML5 and iPad Features In Hilarious Ways

There are plenty of satirical magazines out in the world, there are also plenty of HTML5 demoes showing off the technology, and there’s undoubtedly a large number of iPad apps. However, Blackline is an iPad magazine app that brings the …

Zuckerberg Says Girlfriend, Steve Jobs Inspired Facebook Organ Donor Tool Zuckerberg Says Girlfriend, Steve Jobs Inspired Facebook Organ Donor Tool

This morning we brought you news about Facebook’s new tool that allows users to include their organ donor status to their timeline. The feature allows people not only to publish the fact that they are an organ donor, but also …

Tetris May Relieve Post-Traumatic Stress

Doctors at Oxford University have discovered that playing Tetris after a traumatic event can significantly reduce the occurrence of flashbacks in Post-Traumatic Stress sufferers. The research team at Oxford claims playing the video game immediately after a traumatic occurrence reduces …

Mark Ruffalo Hulk: Actor to Portray the Superhero in Five More Films
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Mark Ruffalo’s Hulk hasn’t made his big screen debut here in the States yet — other countries have already experience the adventures of the jolly green hero in Joss Whedon’s “The Avengers” — but apparently that hasn’t stopped the award-winning …

Google’s BigQuery Means Analytics for all Businesses Google’s BigQuery Means Analytics for all Businesses
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Google is introducing an analytics solution for businesses of all sizes without the need for investments in additional hardware or software. BigQuery is a web service that lets you analyze information from huge datasets and have on-demand access to the …

Google Maps Business Photos Launched in Canada, Ireland, Netherlands Google Maps Business Photos Launched in Canada, Ireland, Netherlands
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At the beginning of 2012, Google Maps announced that it was now offering small businesses a chance to showcase their store interiors with Business Photos, the Street View-style interactive tour that can be stitched together with photographs taken by Google-associated …

Google Secures New Network Patent Google Secures New Network Patent

Google, now appearing to be more aware of the concept of licensing and patents, has just secured a copyright concerning wireless access auctions. The search giant was previous denied a similar bid in 2007, though tried again and succeeded, perhaps …

Flickr Introduces Pinterest Attributed Sharing Flickr Introduces Pinterest Attributed Sharing

[UPDATE] Today Pinterest is also rolling out similar attribution for Behance, Vimeo, and YouTube. Check out the Pinterest blog for all of the details. [ORIGINAL] Flickr today announced a new way to share Flickr photos, favorites, groups, and galleries. On …

Facebook Updates Ringmark, Changes Coming To Coremob Facebook Updates Ringmark, Changes Coming To Coremob

When someone says open source, the first company to pop in your mind is probably not Facebook. That would be a disservice to the company though as they are pushing open source just like the rest of them. The company …

International Workers’ Day Celebrated With Google Doodle International Workers’ Day Celebrated With Google Doodle

Today, in many countries all over the world, May Day is celebrated as International Workers’ Day. Of course, in The United States and Canada, Labor Day is celebrated in September – but the rest of the world celebrates this similar …

U.S. Dept. of Interior Chooses Google for Cloud-Based Services U.S. Dept. of Interior Chooses Google for Cloud-Based Services

After a couple of years of jockeying, Google has emerged over Microsoft to woo the U.S. Department of Interior into going with a Google Apps partner for the agency’s transition into cloud services. According to a Twitter post by Andy …

Wall Street Journal remains No. 1 US newspaper Wall Street Journal remains No. 1 US newspaper

According to the Audit Bureau of Circulation, the Wall Street Journal is still the number one most circulated publication in America. On average the Journal sells about 2.1 million weekday editions of their paper. USA Today comes in just behind …

Tween Girls are Smitten with Online Gaming
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Once upon a time, when the world was ruled by arcades, Atari 2600s, and the adventures of something called Zork, the world of video games was pretty much a boy’s club. Whenever a potential girlfriend discovered that I spent a …

Angry Birds Theme Park Opens In Finland
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(image) A couple months ago we reported that Rovio was teaming up with Finnish theme park Särkänniemi Adventure Park to create an Angry Birds Land inside of its current theme park. Well the time has come and the theme park …

“Countdown to Futurama” Launched by Comedy Central

Comedy Central launched its “Countdown to Futurama” today on the Futurama Facebook page. Starting today, new teaser content will be posted daily including clips, character designs, episode stills, story boards, and more. This will go on for 50 days until …

Google Introduces Ceres Solver To The Public Google Introduces Ceres Solver To The Public

My job requires me to know how to write. While I think I’m a pretty good writer, I’m never once going to pretend that I’m good with math. If you told me to solve a nonlinear least square problem, I …

Kentucky Fans Bake NCAA Trophy Cake For Coach Calipari

Thanks to the ever-growing trend of foodies and foody-related undertakings–like creating replica cakes, for instance–is at an all-time high in relation to popularity. The fact that shows like Cupcake Wars and Cake Boss are sustainable hits only furthers this point. …

Pentametron Retweets in Iambic Pentameter Pentametron Retweets in Iambic Pentameter

Normally bots are a bad thing. They are associated with spam, phishing fraud, and identity theft. Rarely do they give us something fun and exciting write about. Ranjit Bhatnagar is changing all that with a bot that retweets peoples tweets …