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Vancouver Riots Make For Compelling Social Media Content Vancouver Riots Make For Compelling Social Media Content
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Normally, wanton destruction in the face of a major championship comes from the winning city. In Vancouver, however, fans were obviously unhappy with the way the Canucks lost Game Seven of the Stanley Cup Finals at the hands of the …

Yahoo Does App Search Yahoo Does App Search

Who says Yahoo doesn’t care about search anymore? The company has introduced two new ways to search for mobile apps: Yahoo App Search for the PC and the AppSpot mobile app for iPhone and Android. On Yahoo’s Yodel Anecdotal blog, …

It’s Official: Streaming Video Consumers Watching Less TV It’s Official: Streaming Video Consumers Watching Less TV
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Until recently, Nielsen’s data suggested that the heaviest media consumers were the heaviest across every type of media – streaming, mobile, standard TV, etc. Basically, that meant that if you watched a lot of streaming content online, then you also …

User-Generated Video Demonstrates Mass Chaos at Manhattan Intersection User-Generated Video Demonstrates Mass Chaos at Manhattan Intersection

While we like to focus on the humorous cat videos that threaten to consume regular Internet users, user-generated content has tons other obvious uses, like protesting laws that make life difficult for urban bicycle riders, or protesting misguided funding repeals …

Pandora Launches IPO, Market Cap: 2.87 Billion Pandora Launches IPO, Market Cap: 2.87 Billion

It wasn’t that long ago that Pandora was on the verge of going under thanks to royalty issues, but the company survived and went on to become the premier Internet radio service, giving users free music based on the artists …

Google City Pages – Company Continues Cranking Out Local Features Google City Pages – Company Continues Cranking Out Local Features

Google has launched new city pages for Portland, Austin, San Diego, and Madison, but will continue to add to the list. City Pages are essentially a place users can go and see information about the best places to go in …

YouTube To Broadcast Copa America Tournament YouTube To Broadcast Copa America Tournament
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No, the lead video does not come from the past Copa tournaments; I just wanted an excuse to use Jozy Altidore’s awesome goal against Guadalupe. Enter YouTube’s announcement about the live steaming of the 2011 Copa America soccer tournament. Much …

Legend of Zelda Ocarina of Time Ad Features Robin Williams Legend of Zelda Ocarina of Time Ad Features Robin Williams

I’m not sure if it is possible to love a game more than I loved The Legend of Zelda: Ocarina of Time for the Nintendo 64. I can’t even quantify the countless hours I spent riding trusty Epona through the …

Google on How Instant Pages Affect Analytics Google on How Instant Pages Affect Analytics
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Yesterday, Google introduced Instant Pages (among several other things), which is a new upcoming feature of Chrome that will instantly load a search result, when Google is confident that it is the one the user is going to click on. …

Xbox 720 to be Revealed at E3 2012? Xbox 720 to be Revealed at E3 2012?

At the recently completed E3 gaming conference, it was Nintendo that focused on new hardware. They announced their Wii U next-gen console that will boast full HD capabilities, a super fast processor and a touch-screen controller. Microsoft’s keynote at the …

LulzSec’s Titanic Takeover Tuesday Takes Down Gaming Communites LulzSec’s Titanic Takeover Tuesday Takes Down Gaming Communites

Alliteration aside, Tuesday, June 14, proved to be a productive day for the hacktivist group of the moment, LulzSec. Granted, productive is a relative term here, but whatever your views are towards the mischievous hacker community, the group did get …

Google Chromebooks Now on Sale for Consumers Google Chromebooks Now on Sale for Consumers
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Google’s first Chrome OS-powered Chromebooks from consumers finally became available today after months of testing through a pilot program with the Cr-48 model Google introduced when it first unveiled the operating system. Available models come from Samsung and Acer, and …

More to Google Offers Than Meets the Eye? More to Google Offers Than Meets the Eye?
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Let me take you back to the beginning of the year for a minute. Groupon had recently turned down a buyout offer from Google reported at around $6 billion. Everyone was wondering what Google’s next move was going to be. …

Compete: Comparing Our Data to Google Analytics is Apples and Oranges Compete: Comparing Our Data to Google Analytics is Apples and Oranges

Compete, as you may know, provides analytics tools, and shows website traffic data on things like unique visitors, pageviews, visits, etc. The data is sometimes compared to Google analytics, and often tells a different story. We reached out to Compete …

Call of Duty Elite Hits Two Million Signups in Two Weeks Call of Duty Elite Hits Two Million Signups in Two Weeks

The giant upcoming social network for gamers called Call of Duty: Elite will officially kick off the same time as the upcoming COD installment Modern Warfare 3, November 8th. But the service wants feedback from players to help polish off …

Google Launches My Places Tab on Google Maps Google Launches My Places Tab on Google Maps
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Google announced the launch of a new tab on Google Maps, called “My Places,” which gives users a place where they can see the places they’ve starred on Google Maps, rated on Google Places or added to a customized map …

Righthaven Complaint Dismissed in Key Case Righthaven Complaint Dismissed in Key Case
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Righthaven, the company often referred to as a “copyright troll,” which has essentially made a business out of suing bloggers and media outlets over alleged copyright infringement, was dealt a big blow by a Las Vegas judge, who dismissed a …

Facebook Photo Sharing App Coming Soon? Facebook Photo Sharing App Coming Soon?
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It appears Facebook may want users to do more with photos, as leaked images and documents suggest that the social network is on the verge of unveiling its own photo sharing app for the iPhone. TechCrunch has obtained “roughly 50 …

25 Ways to Get Another Site to Link to Yours 25 Ways to Get Another Site to Link to Yours
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This guest post was co-authored by Ken McGaffin and Susan Payton There are many ways to get other sites to link to yours, which helps in boosting your ranking on search engines. Here are 25 link-building methods you can use …

Google Launches New Tools for Display Network Advertisers Google Launches New Tools for Display Network Advertisers
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Google announced some new tools for the Google Display Network, which it says will give users better measurement, transparency, and value for display campaigns. One feature is Relative CTR, which shows you how your ads perform relative to other ads …

Steve Jobs Comic Book Photos Released Steve Jobs Comic Book Photos Released
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Earlier this week we heard that the Steve Jobs Comic Book biography will be hitting shelves in August. The bio, which will look at Jobs from infancy to his place as Apple head-honcho will be entitled “Steve Jobs: Co-Founder of …

Google Illustrates How Mobile Search is Growing Google Illustrates How Mobile Search is Growing

Google held an Inside Search event in San Francisco today, where it unveiled several new search features, including Voice Search for the desktop, Search by Image (based on Google Goggles) for the desktop, Instant Pages, and some new mobile features, …

D.J. Tanner Tweets Return to the Full House D.J. Tanner Tweets Return to the Full House

Something about this just feels so right. Candace Cameron Bure (formerly just Candace Cameron) thrilled the hearts of 80s kids everywhere yesterday evening when she began Tweeting about her first visit to the Full House houses, where the famous intro …

Ashton Kutcher, Demi Moore Criticize Media Fascination with Palin Emails Ashton Kutcher, Demi Moore Criticize Media Fascination with Palin Emails
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On Friday, a two-year-old request to release the emails of former VP candidate Sarah Palin while she was Governor of Alaska was finally granted. Many members of the mainstream media descended upon Juneau to collect the emails, which were distributed …