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Have Half of Google+ Users Yet to Post Anything? Have Half of Google+ Users Yet to Post Anything?
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Matthew Hurst, who works with text mining and social media at Microsoft (he’s also the co-creator of BlogPulse) shared an interesting visualization on Google+ on his personal blog (and linked to on Google+). “I took a sample of the Google …

New Bing Shopping Features Launched New Bing Shopping Features Launched
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Bing revealed some new features it’s rolling out today for Bing Shopping. These include the ability to refine your searches faster, product-level deals, product page filters and shopping list improvements. “As the number of available products increase, we want to …

Time Warner Cable Acquires Insight: Twitter Weighs In Time Warner Cable Acquires Insight: Twitter Weighs In
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Call it today’s other major acquisition news. This morning Google announced their purchase of Motorola Mobility. At $12.5 billion, it is their largest acquisition ever. Also announced today, after a swirl of rumors, was the acquisition of Insight Communications by …

Keegan Bradley Celebrates PGA Victory on Twitter Keegan Bradley Celebrates PGA Victory on Twitter

There’s a new member to the professional golf Major championship winner’s club, and his name is Keegan Bradely. After defeating Jason Dufner in a three-hole playoff, Bradley was crowned the current king of the PGA Championship, the last Major championship …

Motorola Mobility: Google to Get Into Baby Monitor Business? Motorola Mobility: Google to Get Into Baby Monitor Business?

Everybody in the tech industry is talking about Google’s pending acquisition of Motorola Mobility, which Google has positioned as a defensive maneuver to protect Android from patent wars with the likes of companies like Microsoft and Apple. While that may …

iPhone 5 Releasing With 4G LTE Support? iPhone 5 Releasing With 4G LTE Support?

Apple has been quite reluctant to adopt the the LTE technology, which could bring even faster data speeds to their devices. Their main reasoning for not supporting it thus far is that Apple refuses to make design changes to accomodate …

Motorola Mobility Announces DEFY+ Android Smartphone Motorola Mobility Announces DEFY+ Android Smartphone

Big news for Motorola Mobility today. They announced a new smartphone. Oh yeah, and they’ve agreed to be acquired by Google for $12.5 billion. More on that here. The new phone, though, is the DEFY+, which runs Android 2.3 (Gingerbread). …

Manchester Police Use Social Media To Track Down Rioters Manchester Police Use Social Media To Track Down Rioters

While social media, especially Blackberry Messenger, was a communication tool of choice for rioters, the police department in Manchester, England has begun using a broad array of social media networks to track down rioters who were trying to copy their …

Warren Buffett Calls For Higher Taxes, Proves Twitter Has a Spelling Problem Warren Buffett Calls For Higher Taxes, Proves Twitter Has a Spelling Problem
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Billionaire Berkshire Hathaway CEO Warren Buffett has made a splash on the internet with a piece published yesterday in the New York Times. In the op-ed, entitled “Stop Coddling the Super-Rich,” Buffett makes the case that taxes need to be …

Google Motorola Deal: What Samsung, Sony Ericsson, HTC & LG Think About It Google Motorola Deal: What Samsung, Sony Ericsson, HTC & LG Think About It

As you may know, Google announced its intent to acquire Motorola Mobility for $12.5 billion. The company has positioned the acquisition as a defensive strategy to “anti-competitive attacks” from companies like Apple and Microsoft. Google CEO Larry Page wrote on …

Does Everybody Own a Mobile Phone? Does Everybody Own a Mobile Phone?

If home computing ever does truly die, the culprit is an obvious choice. The mobile phone. While I’m one to believe that home computing hasn’t so much died, it’s just that most homes that want computers, be it Mac or …

The Terminator Hunts For Sarah Connor on Twitter The Terminator Hunts For Sarah Connor on Twitter
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Sometimes, when pop culture history meets Twitter, they fall in love. Since they love each other very much, they decide to show that love by making a novelty account. Some novelty accounts fail, and some succeed. This new novelty account …

Android Up to 150 Million Devices Activated Android Up to 150 Million Devices Activated

Google announced plans to acquire Motorola Mobility for $12.5 billion, and discussing the acquisition on the Official Google Blog, Google CEO Larry Page also noted that over 150 million Android devices have been activated worldwide. Android must be doing quite …

Google Buys Motorola Mobility for $12.5 Billion Google Buys Motorola Mobility for $12.5 Billion
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Google announced this morning plans to acquire Motorola Mobility. The price: $12.5 billion – the company’s biggest-ever acquisition by far. CEO Larry Page made the announcement on the Official Google Blog: Motorola has a history of over 80 years of …

Cancer Survivors Build Network for Fighters, Survivors & Supporters Cancer Survivors Build Network for Fighters, Survivors & Supporters

Social media has been very helpful in unifying people around certain causes. It’s done a great job at it too, since relationships ranging from friendships to business partnerships have been created as a result. There is, however, a new social network that is striving to take this concept a little further.

Study Says Social Media Sucks at Driving Traffic Study Says Social Media Sucks at Driving Traffic
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Quite simply, when it comes to driving traffic to your website, social media sites like Twitter and Facebook kind of suck at it, at least according to a study done by a company called Outbrain. Once the study is taken …

Parents Spying on Their Kids on Facebook – An Infographic Parents Spying on Their Kids on Facebook – An Infographic
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What are your kids doing on Facebook? 55% of parents can answer that question, according to a study depicted in an infographic from OnlineSchools.com. The sources of the info in this graphic are a Bullguard Internet Security Survey and Parents, …

Teens Post Sexy Pics On Myspace, Judge Says It’s OK Teens Post Sexy Pics On Myspace, Judge Says It’s OK
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In the last year or so, we’ve seen multiple instances of minors being charged with crimes for sexting. Apparently, to some prosecutors, these racy pics constitute child pornography – even if the nude photos that the minors posses are photos …

Google+ Games. Now it’s On. Google+ Games. Now it’s On.
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Well, it was only a matter of time. Here comes Google+ games for better or for worse. Will games put Google+ in the mainstream? Will you play them? Comment here. As you may have guessed, I’m not a big Facebook …

Farm Aid Streaming Live Online Thanks to Brightcove Farm Aid Streaming Live Online Thanks to Brightcove

Brightcove announced that it’s providing live streaming for Farm Aid today. Headliners of the show include regulars Dave Matthews, Neil Young, John Mellencamp and Willie Nelson. “Farm Aid joins a fast-growing list of organizations taking advantage of Brightcove’s live streaming …

Ron Paul Wins First Ever Online Iowa Straw Poll Ron Paul Wins First Ever Online Iowa Straw Poll
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The big Ames straw poll is not until tomorrow, but another straw poll already has a winner. Texas Congressman Ron Paul has won the first ever Online Iowa Straw Poll, and won by a wide margin at that. Out of …

Who’s Using Google+ ? Who’s Using Google+ ?
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Experian Hitwise has put out a new look at the early adopters of Google+. The service has been out for about a month and a half now, and the invites are easier to come by. Each user has been allotted …

Google Still Dominates Search Google Still Dominates Search
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Water’s wet, sky’s blue, and Google is still king of the search engine industry. So much so, in fact, the amount of search queries conducted on Google more than double Yahoo and Bing (one and the same now?) their combined …

London Riot Victim Gets Social Media Help To Fix Destroyed Barbershop London Riot Victim Gets Social Media Help To Fix Destroyed Barbershop
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Social media has been an integral part of the riots in England, both for good and for bad. Though many blame quick, wide-scale communication for mobilizing and then prolonging the riots, social media has also been a tool for good. …