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U.S. Law Enforcement Agencies Asked Google To Remove Police Brutality Videos From YouTube U.S. Law Enforcement Agencies Asked Google To Remove Police Brutality Videos From YouTube
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Google’s biannual Transparency Report was updated yesterday and it has revealed some interesting information regarding requests to remove YouTube content as well as requests for user data from governmental agencies. During the period of January 2011 to July 2011, Google …

Galaxy Nexus Release Date Set For November 16th in the UK? Galaxy Nexus Release Date Set For November 16th in the UK?

Hungry for when you might be able to get your hands on the new Samsung Galaxy Nexus with all of the delicious Ice Cream Sandwich goodness? Some information spotted on the web might give us a clue. UK smartphone retailer …

Virginia Rometty Appointed IBM CEO Virginia Rometty Appointed IBM CEO

IBM announced that its board of directors elected Virginia M. Rometty President and CEO. She will assume the role on January 1, 2012. Rometty will also serve on the board itself. Rometty is replacing Samuel J. Palmisano, but he will …

The X Factor Voting Is About To Get Tweetier The X Factor Voting Is About To Get Tweetier

Hey X Factor fans out there – you’re about to have one more way to vote in the upcoming live rounds. The show has announced a partnership with Twitter, enabling fans to vote for their favorite contestants using the social …

Blogger Bloggers Can Customize Dynamic Views Blogger Bloggers Can Customize Dynamic Views
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About a month ago, Google launched Dyanmic Views for Blogger. This is an interesting concept that allows viewers of Blogger blogs to change the way the blog looks as they read it, giving the user more control over the look …

Occupy Google, Siri Pours Beer & Giant LEGO Man Washes Ashore Occupy Google, Siri Pours Beer & Giant LEGO Man Washes Ashore

Today’s video round-up, as it often does, contains several Google-related pieces, including Matt Cutts talking about whether or not Google sees SEO as spam. No real surprises here, but always nice to hear it from the horse’s mouth. There’s also …

Lindsay Lohan, Creed, and Nazis Lindsay Lohan, Creed, and Nazis

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 …

Amazon Revenue Up 44%, But Not Good Enough Amazon Revenue Up 44%, But Not Good Enough
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Amazon released its Q3 earnings report, missing analyst estimates. Revenue was up 44% to $10.88 billion in the third quarter, compared to $7.56 billion for the year-ago period. According to the Wall Street Journal, analysts were looking for $10.95 billion, …

Chrome Gets New New Tab Page Chrome Gets New New Tab Page
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Google introduced some new changes to Chrome (at least new to the stable release). First and foremost, Google has redesigned the New Tab page in a way the company thinks will make it easier for users to access and organize …

Lindsay Lohan To Get Naked For Playboy, Spawns Fun Twitter Hashtag Lindsay Lohan To Get Naked For Playboy, Spawns Fun Twitter Hashtag

The Lindsay Lohan situation takes another interesting turn, this time away from the courthouse and into the penthouse, if you will. TMZ is reporting that Lohan is in the process of shooting photos for Playboy magazine, the culmination of a …

AnyBeat Puts a New Spin on Social Networking AnyBeat Puts a New Spin on Social Networking
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It’s hard to think about social media and not think of Facebook. The social giant is the dominant player in the space and, essentially, serves as the standard that other social networks are based on. For this reason, it’s only natural that people assume any new social network has hopes of being a “Facebook killer.”

5 Steps Beyond Competitive Link Analysis 5 Steps Beyond Competitive Link Analysis
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The job of link building is getting tougher. The introduction of encrypted searches, the series of Panda updates, and whatever Google come up with next is putting more and more pressure on us all to drop any shortcuts and concentrate …

Facebook App Locates Sex Offenders, Just in Time for Halloween Facebook App Locates Sex Offenders, Just in Time for Halloween
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The state of New York has made its public database of registered sex offenders a little more accessible with The Sex Offender Locator app for Facebook. Concerned parents (and curious neighbors) can now search the entire state database without leaving …

Google Offers Continues Expansion Into More Cities Google Offers Continues Expansion Into More Cities

Google announced today that it is launching Google Offers in four new cities: Baltimore, Minneapolis, San Diego and San Jose. Just last week, the product launched in Pittsburgh and Philadelphia, with 25 more cities promised in the near future. I …

Google Lets You Export Your Blocked Sites From Chrome to Google Account Google Lets You Export Your Blocked Sites From Chrome to Google Account
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Google has added a new export feature to its Chrome extension that lets you block sites from your search results. You can export the list from Chrome to your Google account. This makes a lot of sense, as you should …

HTC and Dropbox Partnership Offers Extra Storage HTC and Dropbox Partnership Offers Extra Storage

If you have an Android-powered HTC phone, you are eligible for an extra 5 gigabytes worth of offline storage, thanks to the a recently-tweeted-about partnership between the two companies. In fact, all Android HTC phone owners are eligible for the …

A Word Analysis of the Steve Job Tributes A Word Analysis of the Steve Job Tributes
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Once the announcement of the death of Steve Jobs, the tributes came fast and furious. In fact, there were almost too many Steve Jobs tributes to keep up with. From Apple reprinting the words from fans on their homepage, to …

The Steve Jobs Movie Could Be An Aaron Sorkin Project The Steve Jobs Movie Could Be An Aaron Sorkin Project

On Monday, the much-anticipated Steve Jobs biography, the simply titled Steve Jobs, hit the bookshelves. As was expected, it’s been a hit so far and has rocketed up to the top spot on Amazon’s bestseller list. The interview with author …

Google: No Panda Tweak on October 20 Google: No Panda Tweak on October 20
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Yesterday, we reported that there was some suspicion from webmasters that Google had tweaked the Panda Update yet again on October 20. Barry Schwartz at Search Engine Roundtable, who pointed to some of this discussion in the WebmasterWorld forums dubbed …

Share Halloween Costume Ideas With Bing, Win Cash Share Halloween Costume Ideas With Bing, Win Cash

As a promotional contest designed to push Bing Shopping, Bing has launched a one-day sweepstakes that will give $100 Amazon gift cards to five lucky participants. And it’s all taking place on Twitter. The contest involves tweeting your all-time best …

Google Offers More Data About Government Requests Google Offers More Data About Government Requests

About 13 months ago, Google introduced its Transparency Report, which shows the number of government inquiries for info about users, and requests for Google to take down or censor content. It also includes interactive traffic graphs that show info about …

World Series Twitter Fun With Devon La Russa World Series Twitter Fun With Devon La Russa
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Normally, it’s the athletes that issue misguided Twitter posts that cause social media blowback, but this time, we get to thank Devon La Russa, daughter of St Louis Cardinals manager Tony La Russa, for providing yet another lesson on how …

Siri Gets The Conan Treatment Siri Gets The Conan Treatment

Apple’s personal voice assistant for their new iPhone 4S has received a lot of attention, both regarding its actual real-life merits as well as the inherent fun of being able to ask your phone to do anything. Curious Siri users …

AdWords Advertisers Get Bid-Per-Call AdWords Advertisers Get Bid-Per-Call
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Google is rolling out bid-per-call in AdWords to US and UK advertisers over the next few weeks. This means advertisers have the ability to bid for phone calls, as well as for clicks, when they run search ads on computers …