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Skype Gets More Integrated with Facebook Skype Gets More Integrated with Facebook

Skype announced today that it is adding deeper Facebook integration with the new Skype 5.5 beta version for Windows. It will allow you to instant message Facebook friends directly through Skype, using the Facebook contacts tab within the service, which …

Rory McIlroy Dominates US Open, Celebrates on Twitter Rory McIlroy Dominates US Open, Celebrates on Twitter
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When someone dominates a major golf championship the way Rory McIlroy dominated the 2011 US Open, the world quickly becomes your oyster In today’s world, normally, the first place such ownership is acknowledged is via the social media circuit, with …

ICANN Votes to Open the Domain Name Floodgates ICANN Votes to Open the Domain Name Floodgates
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Internet domain name overlords ICANN (Internet Corporation for Assigned Names and Numbers) have voted on and approved today to open up the world of domain endings to include just about anything a person’s heart desires. The margin was 13-1 with …

Netflix User Woes Continue to Pile Up Netflix User Woes Continue to Pile Up
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The good times just keep rolling for Netflix users. The company recently launched a major redesign of its site, which has been met with an incredible amount of hostility from users, many of which have found little if any improvement, …

Android, iPhone Data Use Is Exploding Android, iPhone Data Use Is Exploding
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It’s no secret that Americans love their smartphones. In fact, most of them would probably be lost in a sea of boredom and confusion if they were separated from them for a day. One report suggested that 50% of people …

Consumers Bank on Daily Deals for Father’s Day Consumers Bank on Daily Deals for Father’s Day
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Daily deals provider PriceGrabber recently released a study regarding consumer spending in regards to this year’s Father’s Day. Interestingly, it found that consumers would be utilizing daily deals sites to compare and shop for their dads.

Loopt Sees iOS 5 Notifications As Huge for Daily Deals Space Loopt Sees iOS 5 Notifications As Huge for Daily Deals Space

Users of iOS devices are anticipating the release of iOS 5 later this year for a number of reasons. One of these reasons is the way it handles notifications. Rather than the screen takeover, notifications will be more subtle, appearing …

10 Steps to Becoming a Successful Blogger from Reality Steve 10 Steps to Becoming a Successful Blogger from Reality Steve
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WebProNews recently interviewed reality television blogger Reality Steve (Steve Carbone). The interview wasn’t entirely about how to launch a successful blog, but as he shared his story with us, there were plenty of nuggets of wisdom that naturally came out …

American Cities According to Twitter American Cities According to Twitter

Have you ever wondered what United States cities would actually be called if they let the internet name them? By analyzing tweets, Inbox Q has given us the answer. Did you know that Twitter users commonly refer to Milwaukee, Wisconsin …

Google Accused of (But Denies) Giving Obama Special Ad Access Google Accused of (But Denies) Giving Obama Special Ad Access
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A bit of political controversy has erupted around Google and an Obama ad that recently ran. Long story short: The National Republican Senatorial Committee has suspicions that Google gave the Obama campaign a special deal on a new type of …

Vancouver Riots and Social Media Reveals Just How Senseless People Can Be Vancouver Riots and Social Media Reveals Just How Senseless People Can Be
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While the warmth of the kissing couple may have brought a ray of sunshine to an otherwise horrific end to Stanley Cup series, other social media offerings from the Vancouver riots demonstrate just how low people will go in order …

Are You Ready to Pay Retailers with Your Phone? Are You Ready to Pay Retailers with Your Phone?
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Retrevo has released the results of a study, looking at the buzz surrounding Google Wallet, NFC, and new ways to pay for products in-store with a mobile device. The study finds 79% of people aren’t ready to start using their …

Google AdMeld Deal Draws DoJ Scrutiny Google AdMeld Deal Draws DoJ Scrutiny
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Earlier this week, Google officially announced that it has agreed to acquire ad optimization firm AdMeld, and now, as expected it appears it will draw government scrutiny. Pretty standard really. Bloomberg is reporting that the $400 million deal will be …

Jurassic Park 4 Rumors Poised To Set The Internet Ablaze Jurassic Park 4 Rumors Poised To Set The Internet Ablaze
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If there is one thing you can unite the internet community around, it’s bacon. Bacon and, to a lesser degree, Jurassic Park 4 rumors. That’s why the news just put out by the Hollywood Reporter is going to ignite the …

Google’s Les Paul Doodle Was A Productivity Killer Google’s Les Paul Doodle Was A Productivity Killer
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Too bad these folks didn’t write for an Internet news company, because then, their time on the Les Paul Google Doodle could be viewed as research… What we have here is, apparently, the Google Doodle that celebrated guitar legend Les …

LulzSec Has Some Fun With Their 1000th Tweet LulzSec Has Some Fun With Their 1000th Tweet
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What, exactly, is the appeal of LulzSec? Here lately, just about every move the group has made gets large amounts of Internet media love, with rarely a dissenting look. This publication, including this author, is guilty of the same. In …

Weiner Wrap-Up Weiner Wrap-Up
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It’s not very often that something like Weinergate comes along. I mean, come on – A U.S. Representative named Weiner tweets pics of his wiener. For the internet, that’s just making it too easy. Let’s not get buried in the …

Cyber Will Be the Next Generation Warfare, Says Govt. Expert Cyber Will Be the Next Generation Warfare, Says Govt. Expert
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The recent breaches involving both Sony and Epsilon prove that cyber threats are on the rise. According to Charles Dodd, a U.S. government consultant on cyber defense, the death of Osama bin Laden sparked many cyber attacks ranging from spam-related incidents to politically motivated foreign nation threats as well.

Should Google Display Click Counts on Ads? Should Google Display Click Counts on Ads?
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Google is testing an AdWords feature that displays how many clicks an ad has received for a particular advertiser. It’s unclear how widespread the testing is, and whether or not Google will actually turn this into an available feature on …

Happy Fathers Day From The Beastie Boys Happy Fathers Day From The Beastie Boys
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The Beastie Boys have sure embraced viral marketing in past few months. They made a splash back in April when their star studded “Fight For Your Right Revisited Trailer” blew up the interwebs. The video, which served as a promotion …

Google Adds HTTP Header Support to rel= “canonical” Google Adds HTTP Header Support to rel= “canonical”

Google is now supporting link rel=”canonical” relationships specified in HTTP headers. Evidently this was heavily requested, as the feature is in response to webmaster feedback. The syntax can be found in this document. Google Webmaster Trends analyst Pierre Far outlines …

Sony Tablet Ad Is Beautiful, Mysterious Sony Tablet Ad Is Beautiful, Mysterious
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Sony is gearing up for the release of their upcoming tablets, the S1 and S2. According to a private note acquired by Engadget, it looks like the S1 will most likely be available for pre-order in August and release sometime …

Facebook for iPad on the Way Facebook for iPad on the Way
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Facebook, while seemingly omnipresent across devices, and certainly accessible on an iPad, has never had a proper iPad app. It looks like it will soon, however. The New York Times is reporting, citing “people briefed on Facebook’s plans” that Facebook …

Google to Encourage Americans to Get Online Google to Encourage Americans to Get Online
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As you may or may not know, I usually monitor the domain name purchases of some of the major online retailers and web properties. Certain domain name purchases catch my eye, and I try to post about it when something …