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Pinterest Finally Speaks – The Latest Pinterest Finally Speaks – The Latest
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Pinterest has been maddeningly silent about some of the press items floated the past few weeks. The did speak up and calm the tempest in a teapot about how “sneaky” (or not) the monetizing of links on Pinterest had been. …

Rift Sets World Record For Most In-Game Marriages

Ever since the Guinness World Records committee began keeping track of video game records, there has been some really odd attempts at breaking records that nobody even thought about before. This is one of those records. Trion Worlds, publisher and …

Want To Cancel Your Cable In Favor Of The Web? How Cable Companies Aim To Stop You Want To Cancel Your Cable In Favor Of The Web? How Cable Companies Aim To Stop You
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The FCC has a fight on its hands between cable companies and Internet streaming set-top box companies such as Boxee. The cable companies are pushing the FCC to make a change to current regulation in order to allow them to encrypt basic cable programming.

Google Patents New Lockscreen Method Google Patents New Lockscreen Method

Google has just patented their new lockscreen method for Android, as an answer to Apple’s “slide to unlock” functionality. Google’s new unlock feature is unique in that the user can execute a separate command while simultaneously unlocking the phone. Basically, …

Twitter Self Serve Ads Available To 10,000 Businesses [Updated] Twitter Self Serve Ads Available To 10,000 Businesses [Updated]
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Update: Twitter just posted an official announcement about this, with a link to a sign-up form. The company says: Soon, small businesses based in the United States will have the chance to take their Twitter marketing efforts to a new …

Facebook “Suggested Guests” Feature Comes To Events Facebook “Suggested Guests” Feature Comes To Events
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Facebook is currently testing a new feature housed within the event pages. It’s called “Suggested Guests” and it does just that – provides a series of suggested guests that you can then invite in one click. The Suggested Guests box …

Mass Effect 3 Launching Into Space
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Mass Effect 3 is already shaping up to be one of the biggest releases this year. Electronic Arts, in what is perhaps one of the best marketing stunts ever, is taking Mass Effect into its natural element – outer space. …

Internet Gains 8 Users Per Second [Infographic] Internet Gains 8 Users Per Second [Infographic]

The nifty Pingdom infographic below will tell you that 7.9 people per second become new Internet users. That’s 2.3 Billion people, or 32.7% of the world’s population. So, what do we do on there? Let’s put that in perspective with …

Demand Media: eHow Hasn’t Been Affected By Panda Since July Demand Media: eHow Hasn’t Been Affected By Panda Since July
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I think it’s safe to say that Demand Media has survived the Panda update. The company put out its Q4/full-year 2011 earnings report today, including a 5% quarterly increase in revenue for its content/media business and a 15% year-over-year increase. …

Time Warner Cable Brings Streaming App To PCs And Macs Time Warner Cable Brings Streaming App To PCs And Macs
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In an attempt to stay relevant with the kids, Time Warner is bringing its streaming service to PCs and Macs. The service was originally only available for the iPad and iPhone. The software is currently in beta form and works …

Max Payne 3 Trailer Released
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A new trailer for Max Payne 3 has been released, and it sees Max hitting the streets of São Paulo, Brazil looking for Fabiana, the kidnapped wife of real estate mogul Rodrigo Branco. In true Max Payne fashion, he quickly …

Sarkozy Unveils His New Facebook Timeline Sarkozy Unveils His New Facebook Timeline
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French President Nicolas Sarkozy recently unveiled his new Facebook Timeline, and some of his opponents are thinking that Facebook might have helped with this directly, according to France 24. Sarkozy’s new Timeline contains roughly 700 pictures, dating back to his …

Mountain Lion, Jeremy Lin, and Hot Air Balloons Mountain Lion, Jeremy Lin, and Hot Air Balloons

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 …

Twitter Completes Rollout Of New Design Twitter Completes Rollout Of New Design
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In December Twitter announced that they were launching a simplified interface. The new design started out on Twitter’s mobile interface, both on the web and on Twitter’s official iOS and Android apps. At the same time it was rolled out …

Demand Media Earnings: Content/Media Revenue Up 15% YoY Demand Media Earnings: Content/Media Revenue Up 15% YoY

Demand Media just released its fourth quarter and fiscal 2011 financial results, beating analysts’ expectations, but posting a net loss for the year. The loss includes $5.9 million of “accelerated non-cash amortization expense associated with content intangible assets removed from …

Facebook Flash Sales Boost Fan Interest 368% Facebook Flash Sales Boost Fan Interest 368%

Flash sales may appear to be a fleeting trend in online commerce, but the recent success of the business model on Facebook might argue otherwise. If you don’t know, flash sales consist of sales featuring high discounts that are offered …

Zynga Changes The Game On Cloud Computing Zynga Changes The Game On Cloud Computing

While Zynga’s games may look simplistic, there’s a lot of power and technology behind their games. Zynga detailed the evolution of their zCloud servers that host all of their games yesterday. It’s a fascinating look at the technology behind the …

Facebook Posts Turned Into A Book Facebook Posts Turned Into A Book

When Cynthia Legette Davis began posting inspirational messages for her Facebook friends in 2010, little did she know the posts would wind up as a book. But that’s exactly what happened. The inspirational Facebook posts now make up Davis’ newest …

Porn Apps For Android Quite Popular, Infographic Shows Porn Apps For Android Quite Popular, Infographic Shows
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MiKandi, which provides an app store for adults, has put together an infographic looking at “a year in the life of adult apps” for mobile devices. There’s nothing graphic, but if you’re offended by adult words, be warned that there …

Facebook, Twitter Aren’t Required To Have Anti-Piracy Software, Court Says
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Europe’s top court dealt a blow to anti-piracy crusaders and tallied a win for proponents of Internet freedom today by ruling that social networking sites cannot be required to set up an anti-piracy filtering system. The ruling involves a case …

Flickr, Vimeo Sharing Coming To OS X Mountain Lion Flickr, Vimeo Sharing Coming To OS X Mountain Lion

There’s plenty of buzz today following Apple’s unexpected announcement of OS X Mountain Lion. Most of the attention is being focused on the numerous iOS features that are being incorporated into the new operating system – Reminders, Notes, Messages, Twitter …

Narrative Science, The Robotic Content Farm, Generates Articles From Tweets Narrative Science, The Robotic Content Farm, Generates Articles From Tweets
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We first reported on Narrative Science at the height of the big content farm discussion, prior to Google’s release of the Panda Update about a year ago. We asked if the next wave of content farms would eliminate humans, as …

Timeline of An Office Romance [Infographic] Timeline of An Office Romance [Infographic]

From the fine folks at MTV, here comes a frighteningly accurate infographic featuring the evolution – and devolution – of an office romance. Infographics have become all the rage lately. And, they are a good way to present information in …

YouTube Announces New Features Including Google+ Integration YouTube Announces New Features Including Google+ Integration
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YouTube is marching forward in its insistence to change the site – admittedly in ways that make everything work and look better. The company took to its official blog today to announce four new features ranging from social media integration …