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Matt Cain Becomes Richest Right Hander In MLB History

Matt Cain of the San Francisco Giants has signed a 5 year $112.5 million contract extension that will keep him in the black and orange through the 2017 season. The deal is the largest in history for a right hander …

The Value of Website Testing [Infographic] The Value of Website Testing [Infographic]
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Today I’m sharing a new infographic from Monetate.com. The subject of their latest graphic is website testing. Whether you know it or not, most successful website designers and marketeers test their pages to make sure they are getting the most …

Google Maps Details Traffic Data For Inner City Roads Google Maps Details Traffic Data For Inner City Roads
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Google Maps has been an invaluable resource for people who are either just finding a place to drive to leisurely or getting to a location for business. One of the reasons its so highly praised is because users can see …

Burger King’s Menu Update: McDonald’s-Rival Worthy?

Fast-food giants McDonald’s and Burger King have been rivals for years–and the rivalry was so hardcore at one point, McDonald’s sued BK for a commercial that claimed their burgers had 20% more meat than McD’s patties. They also sued a …

Sony Bringing Google TV to Europe Sony Bringing Google TV to Europe
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Sony is set to begin selling Google TV-based products in Europe in September, according to Paris-based financial magazine Les Echos. Sony France marketing director Stephane Labrousse states that the company will sell two devices – a receiver that will go …

Modern Warfare 3 Blackout Planned
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Apparently, releasing some paid DLC is not the way to go about pacifying a fanbase that wants a little more support for their buck. At least, that’s the position a group of Modern Warfare 3 “fans” are taking for what …

Google+ Hangouts With Extras Are Being Phased Out Google+ Hangouts With Extras Are Being Phased Out
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Hangouts are arguably the most popular feature of Google+, and Google has gone out of its way to promote various, prominent Hangouts. The company has also used the medium to have plenty of its own, connecting with users and/or providing …

New Ustream Interface Focuses On Exploration New Ustream Interface Focuses On Exploration

Live video streaming site Ustream has announced that some pretty big changes to the site are on the way. It’s “rebuilt from the ground up,” they say, and its goal is to “provide a simplified experience for viewers and broadcasters.” …

XKCD Wins April Fool’s Day With Amazing Changing Comic Gag
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Everybody loves a good April Fool’s Day gag. Okay, not everybody. Most people love a good April Fool’s Day gag, and these days it seems like April Fool’s Day and the internet are like peanut butter and chocolate: they weren’t …

Social Media Propaganda Posters Will Hopefully Become a Coffee Table Book Thanks to Kickstarter Social Media Propaganda Posters Will Hopefully Become a Coffee Table Book Thanks to Kickstarter
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Aaron Wood is known in almost 20,000 Google+ circles for his social media propaganda posters and now he is putting together a coffee table book. He is trying to get funding for his Kickstarter project by networking on Google+. The …

Evidence of Pre-Human Fire Usage Found

A team of archaeologists studying caves in South Africa have announced their findings that human ancestors were using fire to cook long before humans evolved. The study, to be published in the Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences, shows …

Googler: Nobody Wants To Be Tracked Online Googler: Nobody Wants To Be Tracked Online

Last week, Google launched Google Consumer Surveys. These were designed both as a way for publishers to potentially make a bit of revenue, as well as a way to easily and cheaply collect market research. So far, at least Googlers …

5 Dead In Oakland School Shootings

Another school shooting has claimed the lives of at least five people today after a gunman–who hasn’t been identified in reports yet but is in custody–walked into classrooms at Oikos University and opened fire. Six others were wounded. The University, …

Square Hires Tesla Executive; Plans to Double Staff Square Hires Tesla Executive; Plans to Double Staff

Bloomberg reports Square Inc. is making an effort to double their staff this year. Producing credit card readers for the mobile device industry, they handled over $4 billion in transactions just last year. Squares main competitors include Intuit Inc., and …

Easter, Game of Thrones, and Trucker Hats

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 …

Windows Phone: Globalizing And Localizing Apps Windows Phone: Globalizing And Localizing Apps
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On the heels of Google’s announcement of Google Translate helping with the localization of Android apps, Microsoft is now talking up how Windows Phone developers can globalize and localize their apps. There is a difference between the two, I can …

Google Isn’t The Only One With Self-Driving Cars Google Isn’t The Only One With Self-Driving Cars

Google has made a lot of headlines with its self-driving cars. Last week, they put out the following video, showing one of the cars driving a blind man to Taco Bell: With that video, Google said its cars had completed …

Total Recall Trailer Premieres Today: Twitter Reacts
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The widely anticipated full-length trailer for “Total Recall” premiered today and has been making the rounds across the web after fans recently got just a brief preview of what the film has in store. The film, which stars Colin Ferrell …

New Variant of Flashback Malware Exploits Unpatched Java Vulnerability in Macs New Variant of Flashback Malware Exploits Unpatched Java Vulnerability in Macs

A new variant of the Flashback trojan has appeared, exploiting a Java vulnerability found in Macs. Cyber security firm F-secure announced this discovery via its blog today. Flashback is a trojan that was originally distributed in the guise of erotic …

YouTube Offers New Tool to Maintain Anonymity YouTube Offers New Tool to Maintain Anonymity

YouTube is offering a new tool that will protect the identity and location of individuals featured on YouTube videos by blurring their faces and other information. According to Chris Claburn, a writer for InformationWeek Security, YouTube decided to release this …

UK President Implores Fans To Behave Responsibly

In light of Saturday night’s disorder, the University of Kentucky’s President, Dr. Eli Capilouto, has written an email, asking his student body to behave in a responsible manner if the basketball team beats Kansas later tonight. Considering how UK fans …

The Hunger Games Tops Box Office Again

The Hunger Games tops the box office again. The book adaptation starring Jennifer Lawrence as protagonist Katniss Everdeen, had a huge opening weekend raking in over $150 million. The total was the third highest opening ever and the highest non-summer …

Pinterest Co-Founder Paul Sciarra Resigns Pinterest Co-Founder Paul Sciarra Resigns

Paul Sciarra, co-founder of Pinterest, is leaving the company, according to multiple sources to reporting to Startup Grind. It isn’t clear why Sciarra has opted to leave, but sources claim that he will be out within the next week or …

Twitter For BlackBerry Upgrade Integrates BBM, Makes Sharing Links Easier Twitter For BlackBerry Upgrade Integrates BBM, Makes Sharing Links Easier
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Today, the Twitter for BlackBerry app gets an upgrade. Version 3.0 is now available to download at the BlackBerry app world for device software 5.0 and above. Probably the biggest thing to come with this update is the new connection …