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iPhone 5 Rumor: San Francisco Police Know Nothing About Lost Prototype iPhone 5 Rumor: San Francisco Police Know Nothing About Lost Prototype
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Yesterday we all experienced a bout of deja vu when the rumor emerged that another Apple employee had apparently had too much to drink and misplaced a new iPhone prototype in a bar. Last year an Apple software engineer lost …

Don’t Forget: No Wearing Pants After Labor Day Don’t Forget: No Wearing Pants After Labor Day
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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 Share Button Works Wonders for Content Twitter Share Button Works Wonders for Content
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BrightEdge released a new report looking at social share metrics around Twitter engagement and the use of social plugins around the web. It draws upon the firm’s analysis of over 4 million tweets and 10,000 of the largest sites on …

YouTube Still A Huge Mistake For Google, Says Mark Cuban YouTube Still A Huge Mistake For Google, Says Mark Cuban
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Dallas Mavs owner and entrepreneur Mark Cuban was critical of Google’s decision to buy YouTube when it happened back in 2006. Apparently, those sentiments haven’t changed. Appearing on the CBS What’s Trending show, he received a question submitted from Twitter …

Ask Redesign, Human-Powered Q&A Rolls Out to All Users Ask Redesign, Human-Powered Q&A Rolls Out to All Users

Ask has 63 million users these days. That is one thing that stands out in the company’s latest announcement. The announcement itself is that Ask.com has launched its human-powered Q&A service “Ask People” to all of those users. This has …

Jack Dorsey to Twitter Developers: Tell Us What You Need Jack Dorsey to Twitter Developers: Tell Us What You Need
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Twitter and its developer ecosystem have had a somewhat rocky relationship in recent months, particularly as Twitter has filled voids that were previously filled by third-parties by offering their own versions of things. Think mobile clients and photo uploading. Twitter …

Netflix Price Increase – Today is the Day Netflix Price Increase – Today is the Day
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On July 12, Netflix dropped the bombshell that it would be raising prices for those with the DVD+streaming plans by 60%. That would go right into effect for new customers, but for existing customers it would go into effect on …

Twitter: We Are Faster Than An Earthquake Twitter: We Are Faster Than An Earthquake
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Twitter’s new promotion is that their service moves faster than an earthquake. The impetus for this little video posted on their YouTube channel is obviously the 5.8 magnitude earthquake that hit the east coast late last month. The quake, centered …

What Happens When Hulu Gets Acquired? What Happens When Hulu Gets Acquired?

Rumors about a potential Hulu acquisition have been running rampant. According to reports, Amazon, Dish, Google and Yahoo have bid or are close to bidding, and DirecTV is also reportedly considering submitting a bid. Valuations have ranged from $500 million …

Chaz Bono on Dancing With The Stars: Cher Tweets Her Response to Detractors Chaz Bono on Dancing With The Stars: Cher Tweets Her Response to Detractors
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Following Monday night’s announcement of the Dancing With The Stars celebrity cast and the subsequent partner pairing announcement on Wednesday, the internet has exploded over the inclusion of Chaz Bono for the show’s 13th season. For a while there was …

Google +1 Button Chrome Extension Launched Google +1 Button Chrome Extension Launched

Google has launched a Chrome extension for the +1 button, so you can easily +1 any piece of content that you come across on the web, regardless of whether it not it has its own button readily available. The description …

AT&T Responds To DOJ Smackdown AT&T Responds To DOJ Smackdown

Even though AT&T has already been broken up once before by the United States government for monopolistic business practices, apparently, the company motto is “try, try again.” The proposed T-Mobile acquisition serves as proof of AT&T’s goals. If the merger …

40% of Mobile Users Use Smartphones, 40% of Them Use Android [US] 40% of Mobile Users Use Smartphones, 40% of Them Use Android [US]

Nielsen released a new report today indicating that 40% of mobile users in the U.S. own smartphones and 40% of those are Android devices. That’s consumers over the age of 18. iOS devices, the firm reports, are in second place …

Tablets Show Strong Advertising Effort, But Not Enough to Beat the iPad Tablets Show Strong Advertising Effort, But Not Enough to Beat the iPad

The iPad is the hottest tablet on the market, and according to industry researcher IHS iSuppli, it will dominate until at least 2015. Not only is Apple’s product the most popular in the market, but it also has the most effective advertising campaign based on a new study.

Fox News / Google Debate Wants Your Participation Fox News / Google Debate Wants Your Participation
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In what will be one in an already packed schedule, Google and Fox News are teaming up for a Republican Presidential Primary Debate this month. The debate will take place in Orlando, Florida on September 22nd and will be broadcast …

What’s More Valuable: A Like or Click? What’s More Valuable: A Like or Click?
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Facebook has risen to be an important advertising channel for reasons that include: a huge user base, an extraordinary amount of available data about users, and an impressive (and growing) set of targeting options. Facebook ads can lead to conversions …

Steve Jobs And The 4 Counterintuitive Business Strategies Of Apple Steve Jobs And The 4 Counterintuitive Business Strategies Of Apple
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One of the most legendary stories about Zappo’s famed culture of customer service above all else is their longstanding business practice of paying people to quit. It is a perfect example of the power of counterintuition – that offering an …

Poultry Enthusiast Wins £12,000 Bet Through The Power Of The Retweet Poultry Enthusiast Wins £12,000 Bet Through The Power Of The Retweet

Here’s the premise: Twitter is a waste of time. To test this statement, the guy who runs the Twitter account for poultrykeeper.com and its group of websites bet his boss that he could get 10 retweets on a single tweet. …

Kevin Smith’s Red State Debuts on VOD Kevin Smith’s Red State Debuts on VOD
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Normally, movies are first released to the masses via theaters, and no, this does not include the straight-to-DVD fare, either. This is especially true if the movie in question has any amount of buzz to it, something director/actor/writer Kevin Smith …

Google Webmater Tools – Changes To Link Categorization Google Webmater Tools – Changes To Link Categorization
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Google announced that it is changing the way it categorizes link data in Webmaster Tools. “As you know, Webmaster Tools lists links pointing to your site in two separate categories: links coming from other sites, and links from within your …

Google Plugs Deals More Aggressively While Facebook and Yelp Scale Back Google Plugs Deals More Aggressively While Facebook and Yelp Scale Back

Last week, Facebook revealed that it was shutting down its Deals product (though it’s keeping check-in deals). “Facebook deals relied heavily on inbound sales which even for someone with as large a user base as Facebook that clearly missed the …

T-Mobile USA CEO Talks DOJ Suit in Email to Employees T-Mobile USA CEO Talks DOJ Suit in Email to Employees

As previously reported, the U.S. Department of Justice has moved to block AT&T’s proposed acquisition of T-Mobile USA. They have filed an antitrust suit with this cause. T-Mobile USA CEO and President Philipp Humm reportedly sent out an email to …

iPhone 5 Rumor: Did a Prototype Get Lost in a Tequila Bar? iPhone 5 Rumor: Did a Prototype Get Lost in a Tequila Bar?
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UPDATE: The SFPD responds to reports about the missing prototype. ORIGINAL ARTICLE: At this moment it’s possible that an upcoming iPhone, possibly the iPhone 5, might be hanging out in the unswept corners of a Mexican restaurant. Or it might …

Today’s Funniest Tweets Today’s Funniest Tweets

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 …