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Google Talks Content API For Shopping Testing Google Talks Content API For Shopping Testing

Only a few days after Google pushed the Hangout for the Content API for Shopping, they’re back again with another Hangout from just last week. This week’s Hangout focuses on a slew of new questions for the Content API team. …

UFO By The Sun Gets More Proof It’s Real
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Two weeks ago I reported on a story about the Solar and Heliospheric Observatory (SOHO) spotting a possible UFO next to the Sun. NASA, as usual, blamed it on some smudge, or left over cosmic rays that leave a streak …

Mahmoud Mokhtar Google Doodle Celebrates “Father of Modern Egyptian Sculpture” Mahmoud Mokhtar Google Doodle Celebrates “Father of Modern Egyptian Sculpture”

Google has been feeling rather Egyptian lately when it comes to their Doodles. Earlier this week, they displayed a fun little piece honoring Howard Carter, the man who first uncovered King Tut’s tomb. Today, Google is celebrating not an archaeologist, …

New Bing Takes Aim At Google’s Search Plus Your World New Bing Takes Aim At Google’s Search Plus Your World
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Yesterday, in what can only be described as a huge shot across Google’s bow, Microsoft unveiled “The New Bing,” a completely redesigned search interface designed to shorten the distance between searching and doing. Built on the premise that more and …

Google Penguin Update Recovery: Matt Cutts Says Watch These 2 Videos Google Penguin Update Recovery: Matt Cutts Says Watch These 2 Videos
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Danny Sullivan at Search Engine Land put up a great Penguin article with some new quotes from Matt Cutts. We’ve referenced some of the points made in other articles, but one important thing to note from the whole thing is …

Google Places Autocomplete Removes The Tedium Of Address Entry Pages Google Places Autocomplete Removes The Tedium Of Address Entry Pages

I have my disagreements with Google, but we’re on the level more often than not. You see, Google agrees with me that address entry pages on the Internet are stupid. They’re slow, tedious and only serve to slow me down …

Geeknet to Sale Slashdot, SourceForge? Geeknet to Sale Slashdot, SourceForge?

Thanks to announcement from Geeknet, there’s speculation that the company could be selling some incredibly notable web properties in an effort to “maximize shareholder value,” meaning stalwart sites like SourceForge, Slashdot, and Freecode may soon be for sale. While we …

Facebook’s Instagram Deal Prompts FTC Probe Facebook’s Instagram Deal Prompts FTC Probe

What was once speculation has now taken shape in reality: Facebook will be on the receiving end of a competition probe from the Federal Trade Commission as a result of the social networking site’s purchase of Instagram last month. According …

Will the New Bing Improve Social Media Authority Rankings? Will the New Bing Improve Social Media Authority Rankings?
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When Microsoft unveiled the new Bing format yesterday, it became clear that the company is banking heavily on social search. The entire right column of Bing’s new three-column search results formant will be given up to social results. The column …

Bristol Palin: Obama’s Daughters are the Reason He Supports Gay Marriage
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Bristol Palin, Sarah Palin’s offspring and frequent target of Internet hatred, has decided to weigh in on Obama’s public support of same-sex marriage. Because, you know, everyone on the planet was collectively holding their breath until she shared her thoughts …

Howard Stern Says He’ll Never Be Like J-Lo

Radio jock Howard Stern may have recently promised to change his deviant behavior while he’s acting as judge for “America’s Got Talent“, but that didn’t stop him from bashing fellow reality show judges Jennifer Lopez and Britney Spears recently. Stern …

Siri is in Love With the Nokia Lumia Siri is in Love With the Nokia Lumia

So you have probably heard by now that Siri will answer “Nokia Lumia” when prompted with the question “What’s the best smartphone ever?” The story is being covered by tech magazines and fan blogs all over the internets. Many are …

Sea Monster Strikes Fear Into the Heart’s of Twitter Fans

If you think deep sea drilling is a dangerous job, you are right. There are countless hazards to someone’s health, but cameras on one rig off the shores of the United Kingdom captured something that is sure to strike fear …

A Lego Lord of the Rings Game is in the Pipeline

In this-makes-me-more-excited-than-it-probably-should news, it looks like The Lord of the Rings movie franchise is getting its own Lego game. You know the Lego games, right? Those charming little quests from developer Traveller’s Tales that use classic stories and films as …

Mark Zuckerberg: The Unlikely Zen Guide to Bing’s Social Design Mark Zuckerberg: The Unlikely Zen Guide to Bing’s Social Design

Bing’s new design for search that incorporates a Facebook-driven social sidebar came by way of some pretty sagacious guidance from a man who’s made a career out of turning the internet into a more personal experience: Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg. …

New Bing Is More Than Just A Pretty Face New Bing Is More Than Just A Pretty Face

Have you seen the new Bing yet? We reported yesterday that Microsoft pretty much recreated Bing with the launch of its new format. The new format features three columns that display traditional search results, snapshot which provides the most relevant …

Chris “Birdman” Andersen’s Home Searched by Authorities

Chris “Birdman” Andersen, reserve center for the Denver Nuggets, had his home searched by Douglas County Sherrif department’s Internet Crimes Against Children unit. As a result, Andersen has been temporarily removed from all team-related activities until the investigation has concluded. …

Largest Wave Ever Surfed: Guinness Inducts Surfer

44-year old Garrett McNamara says the massive wave that got him into the Guinness Book of World Records almost didn’t have a rider. The pro-surfer from Haleiwa, Hawaii said he came close to staying in bed that day in November …

Guy Gives Himself Dermal Implants to Mount His iPod Nano
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Body piercer David Huban really likes his iPod Nano. So much so, that he actually embedded it in his skin. He implanted magnets it four places on his wrist to hold the device in place, making for a sort of …

“Friday” Producer Gets “Happy” With Official Sequel To Rebecca Black “Hit”
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Well, at least Patrice Wilson has a sense of humor about the whole “Friday” cultural brainfart. The only problem is that his sense of humor has led him to record another terrible song. Oh well, it’s Friday – which means …

8 Bit Mouse Pads Help You Play Better
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What is your favorite game of all time? If you ask anyone who is in their 30’s the answer is probably a classic game that was on the Nintendo Entertainment System(NES) or the Super Nintendo Entertainment System(SNES). The people over …

Denver Nuggets Force Game 7, Twitter Reacts
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While the pre-game shenanigans were pushing the “could this be Kobe Bryant’s ‘flu game?’” angle, in their never-ending quest to further the inexplicable Kobe/Michael Jordan comparisons–like Mike, Kobe also had flu-like ailments, although he didn’t need his teammates to help …

Google Fines Limited to $150K in Oracle Case Google Fines Limited to $150K in Oracle Case

It was recently reported that Oracle might only be able to collect $150,000 in fines from Google, for infringing upon its Java APIs in the the development of the Android operating system, and now presiding Judge William Alsup confirmed these …

LinkedIn is Worried U.S. Workers Don’t Have The Skills For Available Jobs LinkedIn is Worried U.S. Workers Don’t Have The Skills For Available Jobs
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LinkedIn CEO Jeff Weiner gave a speech at the recent Bay Area Council 2012 Outlook Conference, where he outlined his suggestions for solving a different kind of unemployment crisis: the gap between worker skills and the skills needed for those …