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Sony Hacked Again, BMG Greece Latest Target Sony Hacked Again, BMG Greece Latest Target

Exposing Sony’s security flaws is so in right now. As everyone is well aware, it has been a rough month or so for Sony. Although Sony’s troubles began with original hacks by the group Anonymous months ago, it was the …

Netflix Gets More MTV, Nickelodeon, Comedy Central Shows Netflix Gets More MTV, Nickelodeon, Comedy Central Shows
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Netflix is adding yet more content to its streaming offering. This time, the company’s existing partnership with Viacom and MTV Networks is getting an expansion that sees more episodes of popular television shows coming to Netflix’s on-demand service, effective immediately. …

Anonymous Targets The Protect IP Bill Anonymous Targets The Protect IP Bill
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Google is not the only well-known public entity that’s decrying the unfortunate Protect IP bill, a would-be tool of an entertainment industry desperately trying to maintain control over the concept of intellectual property, a muddled subject on the best of …

Stop Shoving Social Media Down My Throat Stop Shoving Social Media Down My Throat
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It’s time to step up and address one of the great myths pervading the social web — that an essential best practice is decentralizing social media marketing and pushing it down to employees at every level of the company.  This is a philosophy …

iPhone 5 Rumor: Curved Glass iPhone 5 Rumor: Curved Glass
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The rumor mill continues to churn out speculations regarding Apple’s upcoming iPhone 5. Though past rumors that it will in fact sport a taser and/or serve as a functioning teleportation device have been debunked, the latest one is almost as …

Foursquare and Groupon Expected to Partner on Location-Based Deals Foursquare and Groupon Expected to Partner on Location-Based Deals

It was only a matter of time. The check-in app and daily deals spaces continue to merge, and this time it looks like the poster children for both spaces are joining forces. Foursquare and Groupon are partnering, according to a …

How To Get Huge Traffic From LinkedIn How To Get Huge Traffic From LinkedIn
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As you probably know,  LinkedIn has had a huge week. The company launched a wildly successful IPO, doubling the company’s valuation overnight. While there is a fair amount of debate as to whether or not this valuation is too high, …

Are Some Sites Recovering From The Google Panda Update? Are Some Sites Recovering From The Google Panda Update?
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It would appear that some of the victims of Google’s Panda algorithm update are starting to see at least slight recoveries after using some elbow grease. A couple examples of sites that have gained some attention for upswings in traffic …

Panda Effects? eHow Not Ranking for Likely Google Trend Panda Effects? eHow Not Ranking for Likely Google Trend
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Looking at Google Trends today, I noticed that the phrase “how to write a resume” made the list. I couldn’t help but wonder if Demand Media’s eHow was dominating the search results for the query, given the site’s general how-to …

Judgment Day is May 21 Says Harold Camping, Twitter Prepares Judgment Day is May 21 Says Harold Camping, Twitter Prepares
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Full Disclosure: I totally believe the end times are nigh, my friends. Christian radio broadcaster and president of Family Radio Harold Camping has given us the date – and that date is tomorrow, May 21st. Using numerology based on dates …

Facebook Testing Out New Photo Viewer Facebook Testing Out New Photo Viewer
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You can say this for the Facebook developers, they certainly don’t rest on their laurels. Whatever design Facebook is currently using, rest assured they are working on an upgrade, threatening to remove the comfort the current design provides. And if …

Judgment Day May 21: Tips for Believers and Non-Believers Judgment Day May 21: Tips for Believers and Non-Believers
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So we’ve all heard the news that the rapture may, in fact, happen tomorrow at 6pm. Biblical numerologist Harold Camping sez that a sweeping rapture will take around 200 million souls to heaven, leaving the rest of us here to, …

Loopt Gets Groupon Now Alerts Loopt Gets Groupon Now Alerts
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Groupon and Loopt have partnered to to give Loopt users access to alerts from Groupon’s recently launched Groupon Now service. “The big thing Loopt brings to this is location-specific alerts,” Loopt Corporate Communications Manager Sharon Howell tells WebProNews. “Loopt’s Reward …

Comcast’s New Lobbyist: Conflict of Interest? Comcast’s New Lobbyist: Conflict of Interest?
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Many people within the American public have, and still, criticize the Comcast and NBC Universal merger. However, the disapproval reached a new level last week. Meredith Attwell Baker, a commissioner with the FCC, announced that she would be leaving the commission when her term ends next month to take a lobbyist position with none other than Comcast.

The Dark Knight Rises Begins Its Viral Campaign on Twitter The Dark Knight Rises Begins Its Viral Campaign on Twitter
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Since the reveal of the late Heath Ledger as the Joker, Christopher Nolan and Warner Brothers Pictures have made liberal use of the Internet and the viral nature it contains for the Batman films. Whether it was scavenger hunts that …

Macho Man Randy Savage Dies: Twitter Responds Macho Man Randy Savage Dies: Twitter Responds
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Today is indeed a sad day for wrestling fans as Randy Poffo, aka “Macho Man” Randy Savage died earlier this morning in a car accident. He apparently suffered a heart attack behind the wheel, veered off the road and struck …

Fame Trumps SEO in Battle of David Leonhardt Rankings Fame Trumps SEO in Battle of David Leonhardt Rankings
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All those of you with common first and last names like John Smith or Jessica Jones or Bob Johnson will appreciate how hard it is to rank for your personal brand – your name. There must be hundreds of people …

Comcast’s Approach To Reel Grrls, Twitter, Results in Backlash Comcast’s Approach To Reel Grrls, Twitter, Results in Backlash
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If there’s a war for most popular ISP in the United States, neither Comcast or AT&T are doing a very good job of winning it. Whether it’s poorly-received Internet caps or the unpopular hiring of a former FCC official, something …

LinkedIn IPO Reactions From The Twitter World LinkedIn IPO Reactions From The Twitter World

LinkedIn has sent the tech world in a flurry since their initial public offering yesterday blew all expectations out of the water. LinkedIn announced its pricing at $5 per share, but by the end of trading yesterday it had reached …

Social Search Is A Matter Of Trust Not Technology Social Search Is A Matter Of Trust Not Technology
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There’s been a lot of commotion recently about the integration of social signals into the search results of both Bing and Google. Bing has the upper hand with those signals coming from Facebook while Google is still Google, and is …

Today’s Google Doodle is Doodle 4 Google Winner Today’s Google Doodle is Doodle 4 Google Winner

Today’s Google Doodle comes to you from seven year old Matteo Lopez. A student at Monte Verde Elementary School in San Francisco, his doodle entitled “Space Life” was announced yesterday as the overall winner of the 2011 Doodle 4 Google …

Google To Use Phone Contacts in Social Efforts? Google To Use Phone Contacts in Social Efforts?

Would you like to see your phone contacts become part of your Google social circle? It’s possible that this may be on the horizion. Google’s former CEO and current Executive Chairman Eric Schmidt talked about using phone contacts as part …

Google eBooks Adds Define, Translate and Search Features Google eBooks Adds Define, Translate and Search Features

Google has announced some new features for their eBooks, available from the Google eBookstore. Google’s eBookstore has around 3 million books, both free and paid and they are available on the web, Nook, iOS devices and Android. These new features …

11 Ways to Promote Infographics 11 Ways to Promote Infographics
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Infographics are a hit with online marketers this year and as more companies hire designers to artfully represent data in creative and engaging ways, many fall short when it comes to infographic promotion. It’s the old “great content will attract …