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Verizon Targets Netflix, Cable Companies With Streaming Video Service Verizon Targets Netflix, Cable Companies With Streaming Video Service
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Reuters is reporting this afternoon that Verizon is planning to offer its own streaming web video service next year. According to the report, which cited unnamed sources at Verizon, the company is in talks with content providers to work out …

Lanterns, Knots, & A Masquerade Lanterns, Knots, & A Masquerade

It’s raining where I live; has been for two days now. Utter dreariness. If this describes the climate where you are today then take a break from gazing listlessly out the window and have a turn at today’s Top Photos …

White Chicks, Perez Hilton, and Salvation Army Carpet White Chicks, Perez Hilton, and Salvation Army Carpet

Twitter is a wonderful place for one-liners. To be funny on the site, you’ve got to be sharp and practice economy of language. You’ve only got 140 characters to make an impression. And what better way to wind-down the work …

Carrier IQ Controversy Heats Up As New Lawsuit Filed Carrier IQ Controversy Heats Up As New Lawsuit Filed

Another class-action lawsuit has been filed over the Carrier IQ scandal that broke last week. The suit, filed in the US District Court in Delaware, is the third suit to be filed in the controversy over the alleged spyware installed …

Getting More Out of iOS 5, Google Trust and LinkedIn For Business Getting More Out of iOS 5, Google Trust and LinkedIn For Business

We’ve been doing daily video round-ups for a while now, combing videos we come across on a daily basis that are informative, entertaining, interesting, funny, weird and/or cool. We’ll continue to do this, but we’re splitting things up a bit …

Facebook Bug Briefly Allowed Access To Private Photos Facebook Bug Briefly Allowed Access To Private Photos

The sleuths over at ZDNet discovered a flaw in Facebook’s profile security earlier today that permitted anyone to access private photos – i.e., the photos you likely don’t share with most people – on accounts due to a flaw in …

Colleges Buy .XXX Domains in Droves Colleges Buy .XXX Domains in Droves
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This morning we brought you a story about the new .XXX web domain, which aims to be a sort of digital red light district allowing users to either easily find or easily avoid/block online pornographic material. The domain went live …

Google Supports New Markup for Multilingual Content Google Supports New Markup for Multilingual Content
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Google is supporting a new markup for multilingual content. It’s designed to improve handling of the following two scenarios, as described by the company: Multiregional websites using substantially the same content. Example: English webpages for Australia, Canada and USA, differing …

Bing Rewards: New Offerings, Revamped Redemption Center Bing Rewards: New Offerings, Revamped Redemption Center
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Bing announced the launch of a new Bing Rewrds redemption center, as well as some new rewards and lower prices on some items. Along with this, all rewards are now delivered by email in less than 24 hours. They have …

Mike Tyson Singing, Charles Manson Dancing, and Tom Brady Hating Mike Tyson Singing, Charles Manson Dancing, and Tom Brady Hating

Welcome to the maiden voyage of our daily viral videos roundup. We’ll highlight videos that are currently viral and ones that are trending that way. Today we have a small child hating Tom Brady, Charles Manson dancing, and Fus Ro …

Android Market Offers 90% Off Premium Apps for 10 Days Android Market Offers 90% Off Premium Apps for 10 Days
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Google announced today that it has surpassed 10 billion downloads in the Android Market, and to celebrate, they’re offering 10 cent downloads of “top premium apps”. That’s 90% off. Google has partnered with some of its developers on the pricing. …

Xbox Update Delayed Xbox Update Delayed
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Update: Hryb tweeted: @majornelsonLarry HrybWe are a go! The #XboxUpdate is currently on its way to all 35 million Xbox LIVE members around the world (1/2) 11 hours ago via TweetDeck · powered by @socialditto This week, Microsoft announced the launch of …

AT&T Rated Lowest Service Provider By Consumer Reports AT&T Rated Lowest Service Provider By Consumer Reports
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In a year where AT&T was prevented from acquiring T-Mobile, dealt a lawsuit by Sprint, ran afoul with the FCC, and then got ensnared in the Carrier IQ debacle, they have to be eager to put this year behind them. …

SEMPO: FTC Shouldn’t Regulate Google and Other Search Engines SEMPO: FTC Shouldn’t Regulate Google and Other Search Engines
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As companies continue to call for regulation of Google, search industry organization SEMPO has come to the search engine’s defense. The Search Engine Marketing Professional Organization recently sent a letter to FTC Chairman Jon Leibowitz in an effort to explain why regulation is not a good idea.

Apple/Samsung Ruling Accidentally Reveals Secret Details Apple/Samsung Ruling Accidentally Reveals Secret Details
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The ongoing patent war between Apple and Samsung took an interesting turn on Friday as a poorly redacted document was accidentally filed that revealed details the companies had tried to keep secret. The document was filed as part of US …

Starbucks Makes A Killing From Mobile Transactions Starbucks Makes A Killing From Mobile Transactions
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No, that isn’t referencing the success of a Starbucks drive-thru, although, that subject would fit given the context of the headline. What we’re referring to is the financial success of the Starbucks mobile payment program, which makes use of the …

FUS RO DAH: Skyrim Shout Becomes Latest YouTube Video Meme FUS RO DAH: Skyrim Shout Becomes Latest YouTube Video Meme
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For those who have been playing Elder Scrolls: Skyrim, you might not have discovered the latest video meme yet, probably because you’ve been playing so much Skyrim. However, the power of FUS RO DAH is taking over the internet. Specifically, …

Google Maps Now Identifies Stores Located In Malls, Office Buildings Google Maps Now Identifies Stores Located In Malls, Office Buildings

Google is really taking the fun out of getting lost these days. If you don’t like getting lost, then consider this a good thing for you. Following their recent decision to include maps of indoor facilities in their Maps app, …

Google Panda Update: Antitrust Connections Being Tossed Around Google Panda Update: Antitrust Connections Being Tossed Around
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Ah, the Google Panda update. The search story of the year. It just won’t leave the news will it? As recently reported, Google could be facing a massive fine over antitrust complaints in Europe. The European Commission is expected to …

Adult .XXX Domain Goes Live Today Adult .XXX Domain Goes Live Today
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The long battle to create a distinct domain for internet pornography is over. ICM Registry posted a press release today announcing that .XXX domain names went on sale at this morning at 11:00. The goal of the new domain, which …

EA Sucks at DRM Enforcement EA Sucks at DRM Enforcement
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Digital distribution is the wave of the future (present?) when it comes to content delivery, and I’m not sure an industry has embraced this method of content delivery as much as the video game industry has. Well, not counting the …

Gingrich Rising In Polls, Facebook, Twitter, Everywhere Gingrich Rising In Polls, Facebook, Twitter, Everywhere
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This was so seven months ago so of course nobody remembers reading this breathless epic penned by Newt Gingrich’s press secretary, Rick Tyler, so here’s a refresher: Washington cannot tolerate threats from outsiders who might disrupt their comfortable world. The …

Apple, Publishers Target of EU Antitrust Investigation Over E-books Apple, Publishers Target of EU Antitrust Investigation Over E-books

The European Commision announced today that it is launching an investigation into the sales of e-books in the European market. The targets of the investigation include Apple and five publishing houses: Hachette Livre of France, HarperCollins and Simon & Schuster …

Facebook Should Leapfrog Microsoft in Advertising This Year Facebook Should Leapfrog Microsoft in Advertising This Year

ZenithOptimedia has put out a new report looking at global ad expenditure, predicting that it will end this year at US$464 billion, which would be 3.5% higher than in 2010. The firm also predicts that this will accelerate to US$486 …