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SMX Israel: What You Missed SMX Israel: What You Missed

SMX Israel took place in Jerusalem on Sunday as a one-day event full of keynotes and sessions, led by Barry Schwartz from Search Engine Land/Search Engine Roundtable. That’s a long trip for those of us in the states (or for …

Going Dark For SOPA Blackout? Here Are Some Tips Going Dark For SOPA Blackout? Here Are Some Tips
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As major sites like Wikipedia and reddit prepare for a Wednesday blackout to protest the Stop Online Piracy Act and its Senate cousin the Protect IP Act, many smaller sites are also debating whether or not they want to participate …

Mortal Kombat Going Portable This Spring

I remember playing Mortal Kombat on the Game Boy growing up. Ed Boon and his team are bringing back the portable Mortal Kombat to PlayStation Vita this spring. Warner Bros. Interactive Entertainment announced today that Mortal Kombat will ship for …

iPads Are Now Being Used To Assist Cerebral Palsy Patients iPads Are Now Being Used To Assist Cerebral Palsy Patients

Seems like people are finding some unexpected uses for iPads as of late. Most people stick to traditional uses like reading books, checking emails and the like. Some people have dropped them from near-space. Some people studied their face-smack impact. …

Self-Healing iPhone Case: The Clumsy/Angry Smartphone User’s Dream Self-Healing iPhone Case: The Clumsy/Angry Smartphone User’s Dream
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If you’re as haphazard with your iPhone as I am, it probably didn’t take you very long to figure out that a nice, solid case was in your best interest. And it probably wasn’t very long before that case was …

IP Targeted Political Advertising on the Horizon IP Targeted Political Advertising on the Horizon

Elect Strategies, is a data targeting firm that specializes in providing demographic information to political marketing campaighns and recently they are promoting the ability to target markets via IP addresses. For those not familiar with these types of firms and …

AMD To Enter Ultrabook Market This Year AMD To Enter Ultrabook Market This Year

AMD has always been the cheaper alternative to Intel when it comes to processors and they are extending that to the Ultrabook market as well. Intel already announced their new Ivy Bridge platform Ultrabooks at CES. They’re hoping that will …

SOPA Blackout… Without the Consequences
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Josh Wolford’s comprehensive rundown of the SOPA/PIPA protest blackouts slated for tomorrow mentioned how some site admins do not wish to totally black out their sites, for a variety of valid reasons (the hit to SEO alone can be crippling). …

Lady Gaga Is The Queen Of Twitter With 18 Million Followers Lady Gaga Is The Queen Of Twitter With 18 Million Followers

Mother Monster still rules the Twitterverse. Lady Gaga has become the first Twitter user to reach 18 million followers. She announced this milestone with a tweet, reminiscing about a time when she barely had any Twitter followers: @ladygagaLady GagaCan’t believe …

Apple To Announce “GarageBand For E-Books” At Thursday’s Event? Apple To Announce “GarageBand For E-Books” At Thursday’s Event?

More information is surfacing this morning concerning the event Apple is planning in New York City on Thursday. The event was announced last week, though rumors had been circulating about it for nearly a week at that point. According to …

Samsung’s LCD Window Going Into Production Samsung’s LCD Window Going Into Production

Remember that awesome transparent LCD window that Samsung showed off at CES last week? It’s going into production at the end of January. Samsung announced on their flickr page that the 46-inch transparent display will be used in refrigerator doors …

Zeeblio Makes It Absurdly Easy To Format Your Website For Mobile Devices Zeeblio Makes It Absurdly Easy To Format Your Website For Mobile Devices
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As more and more people use their smartphones for computery purposes, it’s become increasingly important for webmasters to make sure that their webpages don’t turn into to complete mess. Small fonts, poor organization, frames that don’t stay aligned – what …

Should Facebook Do Search To Compete With Google? Should Facebook Do Search To Compete With Google?
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We’ve talked about this concept a number of times in the past. In 2010, for example, we ran an article: “What if Facebook Goes Search While Google Struggles to Go Social?” It’s interesting how relevant this conversation still is over …

Rick Perry’s Son, Griff, Takes to Twitter To Promote Dad Rick Perry’s Son, Griff, Takes to Twitter To Promote Dad

Griffin Perry, son of GOP Presidential hopeful Rick Perry, has been a busy guy on Twitter. He posts during debates. He slams Dad’s opponents. He slips in backhanded compliments. Perry himself (or his campaign staffer assigned to tweet for him) …

Loan Education Top Goal Of New Web Site Loan Education Top Goal Of New Web Site
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Almost everybody needs to take out a loan once in their life, and one Web site is attempting to make that easier. Loans Org have launched their newest Web site that seeks to be an “information bank that strives to …

IBM: Teaching Organizations How to Grow IBM: Teaching Organizations How to Grow

While Facebook and Twitter are keeping people connected to make the world a smaller place, IBM is working on selling similar types of software to organizations to help them communicate more efficiently with different segments of their business. Imagine being …

CBS Sports Opens Fantasy Sports Service To Third Party Developers CBS Sports Opens Fantasy Sports Service To Third Party Developers

CBS Sports has announced that they are opening their popular fantasy sports service to third party developers. The new Fantasy Platform will be the first of its kind. The platform will host apps from a variety of developers who will …

Apple Sues Samsung (Again) To Halt Sales In Germany

Whew. 2012 arrived and there was a brief concern that Apple and Samsung might drop their 2011 pastime of suing each other in as many countries as possibly. Lucky for, uh, I guess people who could win lawsuits, they have …

Next Pandora Personalized Concert In Series Hits NYC Next Pandora Personalized Concert In Series Hits NYC

Pandora, the personalized radio service built on The Music Genome Project, has launched a series of “personalized” concerts. The first was the band Dawes and played in Portland, Oregon last month. The next one is Portugal. The Man, playing in …

Twitter Alternative To Raising Hands For Shy Students Twitter Alternative To Raising Hands For Shy Students
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Twitter was always considered a distraction when I was in school, now it might be a teacher aide. The Courier Mail in Australia is reporting that new research from Southern Cross University has found strong benefits for the use of …

Facebook Actions and New Open Graph Apps Reportedly Launching Wednesday Facebook Actions and New Open Graph Apps Reportedly Launching Wednesday

Facebook announced last September at its f8 event that users would be able to start using more “actions” on Facebook as they engage with various apps and sites. That means doing things besides “liking” content, whether that means listened to, …

“Search Plus Your World” Indexing Content Faster? “Search Plus Your World” Indexing Content Faster?
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You know those new personalized search feature Google launched last week that everybody’s talking about? It looks like there may be another advantage to using Google+ for search. Apparently Google is showing content quicker in the personalized results than it …

Lady Gaga Now On Google+ Lady Gaga Now On Google+
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Lady Gaga has joined Google+. She’s been one of the most popular people on other social networks like Twitter and Facebook, and it’s a little surprising that she hasn’t made her way to Google+ before now. Danny Sullivan suggests Google’s …

Google: Here’s How To Get Discovered On Google+ Google: Here’s How To Get Discovered On Google+

Google launched “Search Plus Your World” last week. As controversial as it may be, it is putting Google+ content in search results, and that simply means that the greater presence you have on Google+, the more likely you’ll be able …