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AT&T Raising Smartphone Upgrade Fee Today AT&T Raising Smartphone Upgrade Fee Today

In a move that some consumers may not like, AT&T is raising the fee to upgrade from a previous device today. The upgrade fee for the past decade has been a nice, cheap $18. The new upgrade fee hitting today …

Microsoft Store India Hacked, Passwords Leaked Microsoft Store India Hacked, Passwords Leaked

The Indian Microsoft store Web site has been hacked. The Web site is currently inaccessible, but it previously feature a message from a hacker group called EvilShadowTeam. From the language used in the hack and those claiming responsibility, the attack …

Netflix Pays $9 Million In Privacy Lawsuit Settlement
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You know how Netflix keeps your instant queue and personal information after you cancel a subscription in the case that you may sign up again in the future? Yeah, they paid $9 million to settle a lawsuit over that. Paid …

Which Social Media Platform Should Small Businesses Use? Which Social Media Platform Should Small Businesses Use?
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You’re a small business and you don’t know which social media platform to use to successfully market yourselves. This handy infographic should help with that. Today’s infographic comes from Imbue Marketing and they want to help small businesses get the …

Online Advertising is More Than Just Clicks! Online Advertising is More Than Just Clicks!
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I noticed a VentureBeat article that makes me shake my head in amazement at the apparent lack of understanding of online advertising. The sensationalistic headline, “Yelp advertising is a rip-off for small advertisers” reveals a simplistic viewpoint on the value …

Whitman Capital President Accused Of Google Insider Trading Scheme

Insider trading is not cool and one financial giant is learning that the hard way. Bloomberg is reporting that Doug Whitman, founder and president of Whitman Capital, was charged with using illegal tips on Google, Polycom and Marvell Technology to …

SNL Spoofs Verizon’s 4G LTE Ads SNL Spoofs Verizon’s 4G LTE Ads

Saturday Night Live has been accused by some people these days of not being that funny anymore and that all of its good actors have moved on. SNL proved last night that they still got it. A sketch last night …

Kim Jong-Un Is Not Dead According To U.S. Official
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We reported Friday that Twitter and Weibo exploded with rumors that North Korea’s new leader Kim Jong-Un had been killed in an assassination attempt. It turns out that those reports were just untrue. A U.S. official told CNN that there …

Facebook Can Fire Zuckerberg “At Will” Facebook Can Fire Zuckerberg “At Will”

Mark Zuckerberg is valuable to Facebook as their CEO. That doesn’t mean the company can’t just fire him like any other employee. The First Post is reporting that Facebook has the right to terminate Zuckerberg under any reason they see …

Marketing Your Business With Pinterest Marketing Your Business With Pinterest
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Pinterest was actually founded in 2008. However, since @Pinterest because not discovered / predicted by usual tech crowd, old boys network. 1 hour ago via web ·  Reply ·  Retweet ·  Favorite · powered by @socialditto >>> How do you or people you know use Pinterest? Let us …

New Xbox To Feature Tablet Controller

We previously reported on the changes that may be coming to the next Xbox. There’s an even bigger change coming if reports are to be believed. CVG is reporting that sources close to Microsoft are claiming that the new controller …

ACTA Protests Erupt Across Europe
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We reported Friday on the organization of massive anti-ACTA protests around the world. We are now able to see just how big and widespread the protests were. Reuters is reporting that over 25,000 protesters took to the streets across various …

Interview: FCC Lifeline Program – Will the Revamp Solve the Fraud?
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On January 31, the FCC announced a complete overhaul of its Lifeline program. The program has been around for 25 years and is part of the Universal Service Fund. Its purpose was to help low-income families and those that live …

Facebook And Spotify Reveal Top Songs For Love And Breakups Facebook And Spotify Reveal Top Songs For Love And Breakups

With Valentine’s Day in mind, Facebook determined which songs are played most by people in the U.S. on Spotify as they change their relationship statuses on Facebook to reflect new relationships and breakups. “Every day, people are breaking up and …

Mark Zuckerberg Google+ Profile More Relevant Than Facebook Profile? Mark Zuckerberg Google+ Profile More Relevant Than Facebook Profile?
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Let me preface this by saying that I don’t consider myself to be part of the anti Search Plus Your World crowd. I think it has its pros and cons. I will say that I don’t like when it leads …

Minecraft Pocket Edition Updated On Android, Soon iOS
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Minecraft Pocket Edition for Android got an update today, adding survival mode and some other features. Here’s the full list of what’s new, from the Android Market: 1. Major version 0.2.0 (first survival update) 2. New mode! Choose between Survival …

Valentine’s Day Infographic Shows How Expensive Love Is Valentine’s Day Infographic Shows How Expensive Love Is

Whether you’re doing your Valentine’s Day shopping online or off, it’s going to cost you. If you’re in the right business, it’s a good time to profit from the love (or at least affection) of other people. LiveScience put together …

CIA.gov Not Available, Anonymous Takes Credit [Updated] CIA.gov Not Available, Anonymous Takes Credit [Updated]

Update: CNN is reporting that sites affiliated with Mexico’s mining ministry and the state of Alabama were also taken down. They’re also reporting that the CIA’s site was back up by this morning, but cia.gov is currently down from where …

Fake iPhone 4S App For Android: Trick Your Stupid Friends Fake iPhone 4S App For Android: Trick Your Stupid Friends

There’s an app in the Android Market called Fake iPhone 4S, which is designed to “Trick your friends into thinking you have the new iPhone 4S!” That’s what the app description says. I guess having idiot friends is a prerequisite. …

Map Shows Areas That Lack 3G (Or Better) Map Shows Areas That Lack 3G (Or Better)
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Check out this map. It shows areas that lack 3G (or better) access. Data comes from the FCC. The map’s description says: This map made with data current as of January 2012. This map shows the areas identified as potentially …

Amazon Original Programming On The Way, Job Listings Hint Amazon Original Programming On The Way, Job Listings Hint
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It looks like Amazon is on its way to producing some original video content, not unlike Netflix and Hulu. Well, actually, it’s a little unlike Netflix and Hulu. Rather than outsourcing production of original programming, Amazon is looking to create …

Syrian Regime’s Attack: U.S. Embassy Uses Facebook To Post Satellite Image Syrian Regime’s Attack: U.S. Embassy Uses Facebook To Post Satellite Image
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The U.S. Embassy Damascus posted the following image to Facebook on Thursday, with the note, “Here’s a larger image of the Syrian regime’s artillery attack on residential neighborhoods in Homs.” The Embassy also used Facebook to post a statement about …

Macbook Pro Rumor: Big Redesign Coming This Year Macbook Pro Rumor: Big Redesign Coming This Year

Rumor has it that Apple is readying a massive refresh of its Macbook Pro line, to make them more like the Macbook Air in design. The rumor comes from AppleInsider, which cites “people familiar with Apple’s roadmap”. The publication reports: …

iPhone, iPad And Android Games On Sale: Sega’s Valentine’s Day Present

Sega announced on its blog that it is offering a number of mobile games at discounted prices from now through Valentine’s Day. Most of them are for iOS, but there are a couple for Android as well. Here’s the full …