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f8, Hurricane Hilary, and Levi’s Commercials f8, Hurricane Hilary, and Levi’s Commercials

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 …

Google & Memory, Facebook & Business, and Nacho Cheese Google & Memory, Facebook & Business, and Nacho Cheese
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We have some more high quality infographics to check out today, from a variety of sources. You’ll find interesting info on Google and your memory, how businesses use Facebook, DIY music distribution, how top CEOs live, and of course nacho …

Meg Whitman Named New CEO of HP Meg Whitman Named New CEO of HP
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It’s official: Meg Whitman is your new CEO of HP, replacing Leo Apotheker after just under a year on the job. Apotheker was tapped in September of last year to replace CEO Mark Hurd, after Hurd resigned his position amid …

What Facebook Announced Today at f8 What Facebook Announced Today at f8
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Facebook is currently holding its annual f8 developer conference. You may recall last year when they launched the Open Graph and social plugins. This year, CEO Mark Zuckerberg introduced the main attraction – the “Timeline” and the new Open Graph …

Blockbuster Launching Netflix Rival Subscription Streaming Service? Blockbuster Launching Netflix Rival Subscription Streaming Service?
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It looks like Blockbuster might be jumping into the subscription streaming market, adding another player into a growing field that is getting more crowded by the minute. Of course Netflix is the biggest player when it comes to streaming video …

f8: Music, Video, News, Games, Lifestyle Apps f8: Music, Video, News, Games, Lifestyle Apps
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After Facebook unveiled the timeline, the company started talking about its new version of the open graph and how it’s going to change apps. They’ve already partnered with a whole bunch. More than a dozen developers have worked with Facebook …

f8: Facebook Makes Some Big Changes, Here’s The Early Twitter Reaction f8: Facebook Makes Some Big Changes, Here’s The Early Twitter Reaction

Facebook is currently holding their big f8 conference right now, and Mark Zuckerberg has already announced some massive changes to Facebook. When all of the changes take hold, it’s going to look fundamentally different than anything we’ve ever seen with …

f8: Facebook Unveils Next Version of Open Graph f8: Facebook Unveils Next Version of Open Graph

The next version of open graph will be a “completely new class of apps,” says Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg. “[We're] going to make it so you can connect to anything you want in any way you want,” he says. Basically …

f8: Facebook Unveils Timeline f8: Facebook Unveils Timeline
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The first f8 announcement is the Timeline. It’s Facebook’s way of putting your whole life on your Facebook profile. Not just the recent stuff. “That would just be your wall,” says Zuckerberg. “Tell the whole story of your life on …

f8: Andy Samberg Impersonates Zuckerberg, Disses Twitter f8: Andy Samberg Impersonates Zuckerberg, Disses Twitter

The whole thing started with a comedy routine of Andy Samberg impersonating Mark Zuckerberg: Key joke: “Take a crazy big number 2, don’t share it with your friends….that’s for Twitter.” Pretty sure he was reading a teleprompter. Then Zuckerberg came …

Google Eliminates the Click from the Instant Preview Process Google Eliminates the Click from the Instant Preview Process
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Google announced that it has made it “easier” to choose the result you want. It’s not as major as it sounds. Essentially, they just made an adjustment to how Instant Previews work. Here’s the full announcement: In addition to some …

iPads to Rule the Holiday Season for Apple? iPads to Rule the Holiday Season for Apple?

It’s almost October folks, and you know what that means: It’s time to get ready for the holiday season, especially if you’re a company looking to rake the money in during the “everybody buy” portion of the calendar. In regards …

Watch f8 Right Here Watch f8 Right Here
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f8 is streaming live, and Facebook has been kind enough to offer an embed, so if you’re already here at WebProNews, why not stick around and see what the company has to say. Speaking will be CEO Mark Zuckerberg, CTO …

Netflix Grabs Discovery Channel Content For Streaming Netflix Grabs Discovery Channel Content For Streaming
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Finally, there’s some (decently) good news for Netflix. They have announced that an agreement has been reached with Discovery Communications to “renew and expand” their streaming content contract. This means that Netflix streaming customers will have access to past seasons …

News Comes to Life through Next Media Animations News Comes to Life through Next Media Animations
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Most people are visual consumers, meaning that anytime a picture, graphic, or video is included into a text document, they are more likely to be engaged. For instance, whenever we hear about a car bomb going off, chances are, it will have a bigger impact on us once we see an image or video of it.

WordPress Launches “Follow” Button to Help Drive Traffic to Your Blog WordPress Launches “Follow” Button to Help Drive Traffic to Your Blog
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WordPress has launched “follow” buttons for WordPress.com blogs, which it says will drive more traffic to your blog. Scott Berkun of WordPress says the button will “dramatically help pageviews and retention.” Anyone that is not logged into WordPress.com can visit …

Free Smartphones, Butterfingers With Nokia Gift Machine Free Smartphones, Butterfingers With Nokia Gift Machine

What if your Foursquare check-ins and Twitter shares gave you more than a sense of accomplishment – what if they could get you free stuff? That’s the concept behind the “Nokia Gift Machine,” a special vending machine that was created …

Bing Adds Conduit Apps to Search Results Bing Adds Conduit Apps to Search Results

Conduit, if you don’t know, is the largest global network of browser and mobile app publishers (accounting for 260,000 members and their 250 million users), and now all of the apps in its network are discoverable in Bing. “The move …

Bill Gates Is Still Incredibly Rich Bill Gates Is Still Incredibly Rich
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Bow down to the richest person in America. Again. That’s right, folks. Bill Gates is back on top of the newest Fortune 400 list for richest people in the United States. The Microsoft founder has long flirted with the top …

New Facebook Tools to Help Your Page Grow New Facebook Tools to Help Your Page Grow
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If you haven’t noticed, Facebook has been making a whole lot of changes lately. Many of them – and certainly the most talked about ones – have been based on the main news feed experience. However, there have been some …

Fox News / Google Debate Live Tonight, Still Asking For Your Participation
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UPDATE: Remember, just in case there’s any confusion, you should direct any questions to the Fox News YouTube channel. At the beginning of the month, partners YouTube and Fox News announced the interactive Fox News / Google debate that would …

Google Makes Mobile Site Optimization an Ad Quality Factor Google Makes Mobile Site Optimization an Ad Quality Factor
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Google announced that it is making mobile site optimization a new factor of ad quality for AdWords campaigns that are driving mobile search traffic. Google began limiting ad serving on high-end mobile devices when landing pages contained Flash-heavy content last …

YouTube Rolls Out 3D Conversion, Long Form Videos YouTube Rolls Out 3D Conversion, Long Form Videos

Whether you’ll use it or not is another matter, apparently, but that hasn’t stopped YouTube from introducing the ability to convert videos into the 3D format. While the feature is in the beta stage, it’s still an option available to …

iPhone 5 Rumor: Al Gore Discusses Upcoming Release iPhone 5 Rumor: Al Gore Discusses Upcoming Release
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Speaking at the Discovery Invest Leadership Summit in South Africa, former Vice President Al Gore let a little but of information slip regarding the upcoming release of the new iPhone 5. While speaking at the conference, Gore had this to …