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Fireworks Disposal Video Is Awesome, Controversial Fireworks Disposal Video Is Awesome, Controversial

Did you know that the New York Police Department has their own YouTube channel? Well, they do, and they recently used it to post a video that has caused quite the interweb controversy. The 80-second video shows the destruction of …

iPads Replacing Pilot Flight Bags? iPads Replacing Pilot Flight Bags?

Is there a more natural partnership than mobile technology and traveling? Look around the next time you’re in an airport, or other public transportation hub and you’ll see more people with mobile devices than you can shake a stick at. …

Dominique Strauss-Kahn Charges to be Dismissed, Twitter Asks the Tough Questions Dominique Strauss-Kahn Charges to be Dismissed, Twitter Asks the Tough Questions
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It appears that the case against former IMF head Dominique Strauss-Kahn might be coming to an end. According to the NY Post, prosecutors in the case will drop all charges within the next two weeks, possibly at his next court …

iOS App Coming for Google+? iOS App Coming for Google+?

For those of you wondering where the iOS app is for Google+ is, you may finally have an answer, albeit a vague one. It appears as though the Google+ iOS app has been submitted to the App Store, sometime prior …

Facebook Blocks Google + Friend Exporter Extension Facebook Blocks Google + Friend Exporter Extension
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Is this where the battle lines between Facebook and Google + are being drawn at? Is this the kind of response we can expect every time a developer creates a utility that exports existing Facebook contacts to the Google + …

Mark Zuckerberg: Google+ King Mark Zuckerberg: Google+ King
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Last week, reports emerged that Facebook CEO and sustainability enthusiast Mark Zuckerberg had decided to scope the competition and join Google+. This, of course, prompted everyone to speculate as to the validity of said account. It turned out that the …

Skype 5.2 Now Available for the Mac Skype 5.2 Now Available for the Mac

Shortly after releasing Skype 5.5 for Windows, with Facebook integration, the company has just released an updated version of their voice and video calling software for Mac, Skype 5.2. (The 5.1 beta version was released in late 2010, and received …

Google Suspends Realtime Search As Twitter Agreement Runs Out Google Suspends Realtime Search As Twitter Agreement Runs Out
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Did the expired agreement between Twitter and Google cause Google Realtime to shut down? It appears that’s the case, as a quick glance at Google Realtime reveals, well, nothing besides Google’s nifty 404 page. While neither side has confirmed the …

Fox News’ Twitter Account Hacked, Reports Obama Assassination Fox News’ Twitter Account Hacked, Reports Obama Assassination
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Early Monday morning the followers of Fox News’ political Twitter Account, @foxnewspolitics, were hit with a series of jarring tweets that reported the assassination of President Barack Obama. That particular Twitter account has over 38,000 followers. At around midnight some …

@ is the Universal Sign of Engagement @ is the Universal Sign of Engagement
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For decades, companies were very good at pushing messages into markets and talking at people rather than with them. Now companies are embracing the idea of two-way interaction. Monitoring conversations is becoming standard procedure as small and enterprise businesses alike …

Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows Part 2 Red Carpet Live on YouTube Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows Part 2 Red Carpet Live on YouTube

I know, I know. This is the 4th of July, a celebration of our declaration of independence from the tyranny of Britain. And Harry Potter is decidedly quite British. But it’s been centuries – we can talk about this today, …

Fireworks In Slow Motion Are Pretty Cool Fireworks In Slow Motion Are Pretty Cool

Tis the day to celebrate by blowing stuff up, as long as it’s not yourself or your neighbor. Fourth of July, aka, Independence Day, should legally be allowed to change its name to Fireworks Day. The typical Fourth of July …

Social Couponing Is Better for Targeting, According to SocialTwist CEO Social Couponing Is Better for Targeting, According to SocialTwist CEO
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Both the couponing and the deals’ industries have been receiving a tremendous amount of attention lately. Groupon’s IPO, obviously, has added to this hype as well as the fact that Coupons.com recently received $200 million from investors.

4th of July Fireworks Safety, And The Idiots That Fail At It 4th of July Fireworks Safety, And The Idiots That Fail At It
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Did you know that in 1997, The United States was averaging 8 injuries per 100,000 pounds of fireworks purchased. That number has been on the decline since then, and in 2008 Americans only injured themselves 3.4 times per 100,000 pounds …

Social Media, Search & A Shrinking Web Social Media, Search & A Shrinking Web
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Is the web shrinking? It is according to Ben Elowitz, founder and CEO of WetPaint. He recently wrote a very interesting guest post for AllThingsD about this topic, and we decided to pick his brain a little bit more. “People …

The Art of Firework Sharing on Social Media The Art of Firework Sharing on Social Media
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This weekend is well known for one thing (apart from Independence Day): FIREWORKS! With the social networking boom (no pun intended), many people will be sharing the fireworks from wherever they will be attending 4th of July festivities on their …

Chrome Now 20% of Global Market Chrome Now 20% of Global Market
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According to StatCounter, an online analytics company, Google has a lot to smile about. Their Chrome browser is seeing massive growth in the global market. For the first time in StatCounter statistics, Chrome has exceeded 20% of the market share, …

39 Things You Should Know About Google+ 39 Things You Should Know About Google+
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This isn’t every single thing there is to know about Google+. That could probably be a book rather than an article, and the Google+ Project has only just begun. If Google has its way, it will live on for years. …

LAPD Asks Celebs To Tweet The Traffic News LAPD Asks Celebs To Tweet The Traffic News
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Apparently, L.A. traffic is about to get worse. Beginning on the July 15th weekend, about 10 miles of Los Angeles’ 405 freeway will be closed. For those of us that don’t live in L.A., I’m hearing that this is kind …

Things to Know About Self-Publishing Things to Know About Self-Publishing
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As the print industry struggles to stay afloat, traditional publishing companies have been taking safe bets with established authors which makes it increasingly difficult for new authors to break into the business. However, digital-publishing and online distribution has created an …

Have We Got “Social Networking Overload”? Have We Got “Social Networking Overload”?
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I remember back when I first started to join the social networking scene, I was a college student, and I had just created my account on MySpace. After that, I was hooked and got really involved in networking with my …

Do Google Plus Comics Nail The Facebook Angle? Do Google Plus Comics Nail The Facebook Angle?
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There were two funny comics out about Google +, the next step in Google’s attempt at taking over the Internet going social, both of which play up the “Google + is just like Facebook” approach. While we’re still waiting for …

Facebook’s Awesome New Thing: Skype-Powered Video Chat? Facebook’s Awesome New Thing: Skype-Powered Video Chat?
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Not to be outdone by Google and all the buzz (no pun intended) surrounding their brand new social project, Google +, Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg made an announcement of his own yesterday. Speaking to reporters at Facebook’s Seattle office, Zuckerberg …

Zynga Files Its S-1 Zynga Files Its S-1

Zynga, a name known to Farmville players everywhere, has had an awfully successful existence, thanks in large part to the social media platforms like Facebook and until recently, MySpace. The company’s growth, again, thanks in large part to the proliferation …