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Windows App Store: Are The Screenshots Legit? Windows App Store: Are The Screenshots Legit?
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Several screenshots have begun to float around promising to be the first glimpse of the Windows 8 app store. Though the screeshots appear to be running in Windows 7, which some have speculated that they’re prepping legacy versions of Windows, …

Google Trends Hot Topics Not Updating Google Trends Hot Topics Not Updating
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We like to check out Google Trends from time to time to see what the country is searching for. According to Google Trends at the time of this writing, the top ten “Hot topics” are: 1. kelly clarkson 2. radio …

Facebook, Baidu Said To Enter Social Networking Deal Facebook, Baidu Said To Enter Social Networking Deal
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Social networking giant Facebook may finally have found a way to do business the world’s most populous country.  According to new (but unconfirmed) reports out of China, Facebook’s partnered with Baidu and will help establish a fresh social site as …

A Google A Day – Google Trivia Game A Google A Day – Google Trivia Game
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Google announced the launch of a new Google-based trivia game for which it has partnered with the New York Times. It’s a daily puzzle called A Google A Day, where players are asked to use their “creativity and search skills …

iPad To Continue To Lead The Tablet Market Through 2015 iPad To Continue To Lead The Tablet Market Through 2015
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Apple’s iPad will continue to account for the majority of the global media tablet market through 2015, according to a new report from Gartner. Because of the popularity of Apple’s iPad, iOS will account for 69 percent of media tablet …

Google Launches Messages For Japan Google Launches Messages For Japan
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In the aftermath of the earthquake and subsequent tsunami in northern Japan, there has been an outpouring of support from people all over the world – both emotionally and financially. We’ve heard some great stories about how technology has aided …

Adobe Launches Creative Suite 5.5 Adobe Launches Creative Suite 5.5

Today, Adobe announced a new version of its popular Creative Suite software. The company has always aimed to enable Web designers and developers to produce quality products and the new Creative Suite 5.5 Web Premium is no exception.

Google Music – PushLife Acquired by Google Google Music – PushLife Acquired by Google

Google has acquired PushLife, a mobile media sync/streaming service, for an undisclosed sum (which is rumored to be about $25 million). Google is expected to launch Google Music very soon to work with the Honeycomb version of Android. Last week, …

Social Network Users’ Bill of Rights: Yay or Nay? Social Network Users’ Bill of Rights: Yay or Nay?
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With all the privacy concerns over the last year, it is not really surprising that Social Networking User Bill of Rights have been proposed. Although the idea of this type of Bill of Rights has been around for some time, no idea has ever had the power to stick.

5 Facebook Insights Metrics to Track – And Why 5 Facebook Insights Metrics to Track – And Why
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By now, if you work in the digital arena, you’ve most likely taken a glimpse at Facebook Insights. After all, many people have responsibility for managing online communities, like Facebook, and need to track metrics and report back to management …

New Era Takes Red Sox/Yankees Rivalry To Facebook New Era Takes Red Sox/Yankees Rivalry To Facebook

As more and more companies feel secure diverting traffic from their .com site to Facebook as means of promotion, we’ll see more stuff like this latest offering from New Era. Making use of John Krasinski and all-of-a-sudden prominent Alec Baldwin, …

Amazon Job Listings Point To Big Interest In Advertising Amazon Job Listings Point To Big Interest In Advertising
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Amazon’s been able to sell books, CDs, Kindles, and groceries.  Its cloud services have proven popular, too.  And soon, for the sake of making even more money, one analyst thinks Amazon will branch into online display advertising. Ryan Kim obtained …

Google Earth Adds New Mountain Features Google Earth Adds New Mountain Features
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Google said today it has added new features to its “Mountains” layer in Google Earth. To view the “Mountains” layer users can check the left layers panel in Google Earth. By clicking on a green icon users can view information …

Rebecca Black: Viral Elite, Here to Stay Rebecca Black: Viral Elite, Here to Stay
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In case you guys didn’t know, IT’S FRIDAY, FRIDAY, FRIDAY, it’s the end of the week.  And that gives us a little latitude to delve into the silly, possibly inane parts of the interwebs. Over on the official YouTube trends …

Google ITA Deal – FairSearch Coalition’s Response Google ITA Deal – FairSearch Coalition’s Response
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When the announcement came out regarding the Department of Justice’s approval of Google’s acquisition of ITA Software (with certain stipulations), we included a brief statement from FairSearch on the subject. FairSearch is an organization made up mainly of travel sites, …

Acer Iconia Tablet Set To Face Off Against iPad 2 Acer Iconia Tablet Set To Face Off Against iPad 2
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On April 24th, the Acer Iconia Tablet (A500) is going to launch at retail stores. The release is important for a wide variety of reasons. First, it marks Acer’s Android 3.0 debut. Also, the device looks to rival the iPad …

Steve Wozniak Return to Apple Possible? Steve Wozniak Return to Apple Possible?

Apple co-founder Steve Wozniak reportedly told Reuters he would consider returning to Apple. “I’d consider it, yeah,” the news service quotes him as saying. There’s nothing indicating that Apple is seeking his return. He’s been away from the company nearly …

Google Folds Hotpot Into Places Google Folds Hotpot Into Places
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Five months ago, Google launched a local recommendation product called Hotpot and explained that Google Places was one of three main ingredients (along with “the places you like” and “the places your friends like”).  Now, the situation’s been reversed, as …

Google Experiments with Dictionary, Adds Reading Level to Side Bar Google Experiments with Dictionary, Adds Reading Level to Side Bar
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Google Dictionary in Search Today, Google is experimenting with Google Dictionary as an integrated part of search.  The dictionary would be available on the side bar as a search option and would allow users to find definitions of words without …

Geotracking Techniques Getting Closer and Closer Geotracking Techniques Getting Closer and Closer
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The idea behind anonymity in regards to the Internet is contentious at best — are you truly anonymous if online activities can be tracked to IP addresses — it might just be a thing of the past completely. More and …

Facebook’s Size Compared to Country and Continent Populations Facebook’s Size Compared to Country and Continent Populations
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Pingdom is sharing the following infographic, putting “Facebook’s user base into context”. Somewhere in the middle is the population of the United States. Sprinkled throughout, in blue, are Facebook user counts from throughout the years. Near the bottom counts as …

Apple’s Lithium Batteries Protected After House Vote Apple’s Lithium Batteries Protected After House Vote
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The House of Representatives has passed legislation that would bar new rules concerning the transportation of lithium batteries.  The proposed new rules would classify the batteries as hazardous materials and thus subject them to tighter regulations regarding their shipment. Congressional …

Google ITA Software Acquisition Gets DoJ Approval Google ITA Software Acquisition Gets DoJ Approval
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The U.S. Department of Justice has approved Google’s acquisition of ITA Software, which provides a solution for flight information used by numerous travel sites, and has been the subject of a great deal of controversy related to competition. There are …

Russia to Ban Skype, Gmail? Russia to Ban Skype, Gmail?
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Russian Internet News Roundup: Skype, Gmail Ban Russia’s Federal Security Service (FSB) is set to propose a ban on the popular sites Skype, Hotmail and Gmail.  The FSB is concerned that since the services use foreign made encryption technology, their …