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Groupon CEO Thinks Clones Are Like Plagiarism, Makes Fun of Google Groupon CEO Thinks Clones Are Like Plagiarism, Makes Fun of Google
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Groupon CEO Andrew Mason spoke in an on-stage interview with Kara Swisher at the All Things Digital D9 conference, where he had some interesting thing to say about the booming daily deals industry. It’s no secret that Groupon-like services have …

Twitter’s Photo Feature and Third-Party Apps Twitter’s Photo Feature and Third-Party Apps

As you may know, Twitter announced a partnership with PhotoBucket and the ability for Twitter users to upload photos and attach them to tweets right from Twtiter.com. The functionality will also roll out to Twitter’s mobile apps. This leaves questions …

New York Jets Tackle Puts NFL Lockout Life on YouTube New York Jets Tackle Puts NFL Lockout Life on YouTube

Regardless of which side you’re supporting in this, the NFL Lockout age, there’s sure to be some curiosity over what both sides are doing now that there’s no NFL training camp, or, well, NFL anything until both sides agree. Apparently, …

Groupon and Expedia Join for Groupon Getaways Groupon and Expedia Join for Groupon Getaways

Daily deals site Groupon has just announced a partnership with online travel company Expedia to bring deals to travel. The service will be called “Groupon Getaways” and will start in the U.S. and Canada with plans to expand to other …

Dirk Nowitski: Unfortunate Twitter Trend Dirk Nowitski: Unfortunate Twitter Trend
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The NBA Finals started last night with Game One going to the Miami Heat, who seem to be playing the role of villain for the 2011 NBA Playoffs. The Heat’s opponents, the Dallas Mavericks, are led by perhaps one of …

Is Google’s +1 Button Killing Google Buzz Already? Is Google’s +1 Button Killing Google Buzz Already?
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Google Buzz has never lived up to Google’s hopes for the service. That seems pretty clear now. Much like the ill-fated Google Wave, it launched to much hype (not to mention privacy concerns), but for the most part fizzled out …

Is Twitter Becoming the Real Facebook Alternative? Is Twitter Becoming the Real Facebook Alternative?
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Let me preface this by saying that in the end, this is not just about Facebook and Twitter. Both companies provide services and features that overlap with plenty of other players out there – companies like Google, Amazon, Microsoft, Apple, …

Did Poor Customer Service Doom Dell? Did Poor Customer Service Doom Dell?
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The outsourcing of customer service is a topic of much consternation, silly sitcoms be damned. The horror stories of customer service call centers are to numerous to detail here, so much so in fact, it seems people have learned to …

Shaq Retires Via Twitter Shaq Retires Via Twitter
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The Shaq Attaq, Shaq Fu, Shaq Diesel, The Real Deal – Shaquille O’Neal has announced his retirement from basketball via Twitter. “We did it,” he says in a video linked from his Twitter account. “19 years, baby, I wanna thank …

Blogger’s Abortion Article Sparks Controversy
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An article published on Salon.com last Thursday has been making the rounds on Twitter and Facebook due to it’s highly polarizing nature. The article, entitled “Abortion Saved My Life,” has drawn the attention of people on each side of the …

Big Reddit Changes Coming? Big Reddit Changes Coming?
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As you may or may not know, I typically watch the domain name purchases of many of the web’s biggest brands online. And I do it on a regular basis. Some of these purchases are interesting to see, and some …

How Does Netflix Perform On Various ISPs? How Does Netflix Perform On Various ISPs?

For fans of Netflix Instant, are you happy with the service? Is the stream watchable or are you faced with a pixelated picture that doesn’t satisfy your desire to see “The Girl With/Who …” trilogy? Considering the bandwidth hog Netflix …

Twitter Unveils Photo Upload Feature, New Version of Search Twitter Unveils Photo Upload Feature, New Version of Search
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Twitter has now officially announced that it is releasing a feature to upload photos and attach them to tweets from Twitter.com. It has been rumored that Twitter would be launching such a service, and now the company has confirmed as …

Bing Giving Away $100 Bucks to 5 Twitter Followers Bing Giving Away $100 Bucks to 5 Twitter Followers
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Five people who follow Bing on Twitter have the chance to win a hundred bucks a piece, courtesy of a sweepstakes the search engine is running today only. It’s called the “Friends Don’t Let Friends Decide Alone” Sweepstakes, and appears …

Adding the Google +1 Button to Your Site Adding the Google +1 Button to Your Site
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This week, it was leaked that the Google +1 Button for websites would be made available today. While Google still seems to be sitting on the official announcement for the moment, we did run across a post about it on …

Sony Hack The Next Goal of PBS Hackers LulzSec Sony Hack The Next Goal of PBS Hackers LulzSec
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LulzSec says that it is “the beginning of the end” for Sony. The hacker group has officially made Sony their number one priority after their successful and highly publicized attack of PBS earlier this week. In response to the PBS …

Who is Using Twitter? Who is Using Twitter?
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Pew Internet has released some new research on the use of Twitter, based on “just-collected’ survey data. The research finds that 13% of adult Internet users have used Twitter (up from 8% in November 2010). The report digs into who …

Museum of Me Puts Your Facebook Life on Display Museum of Me Puts Your Facebook Life on Display
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I’m not sure how I feel about Intel’s new visualization “The Museum of Me.” On one hand, it’s pretty awesome as it puts much of your Facebook Life on display. On the other hand, it’s oddly disturbing as it puts …

PriceGrabber Gets Into Local Deals PriceGrabber Gets Into Local Deals

Yet another player has entered into the daily deals space. This time it’s PriceGrabber, which has just announced the launch of a new local deals category. PriceGrabber’s angle is actually to let consumers search through thousands of daily deals from …

Facebook for BlackBerry Gets New Features Facebook for BlackBerry Gets New Features
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RIM announced today that Facebook for BlackBerry smartphones has some new features. These come in the third beta release. New features include Wi-Fi support, the ability to delete comments and posts, and a new prompt that appears before you delete …

Google Offers: First Deal Launches in Portland Google Offers: First Deal Launches in Portland
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Google officially launched Google Offers, the company’s new Groupon competitor, in Portland Oregon today. Google Offers was announced in February, and the beta first went live in April. Today, consumers in Portland can get a deal, or…an offer. The first …

In Social Media, Your Return Represents Your Investment In Social Media, Your Return Represents Your Investment
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Sometimes the path of least resistance unwinds into a far more complicated and arduous journey than we anticipated. In times of change, taking the path less traveled is easier and far more rewarding. Such is true for social media. I …

Phil Ivey Sues Full Tilt Poker, Sitting Out WSOP Phil Ivey Sues Full Tilt Poker, Sitting Out WSOP
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In a move that is bound to loft him even higher in the eyes of his many fans, poker pro Phil Ivey has announced that he is not playing in the World Series of Poker until Full Tilt Poker resolves …

Google and Apple Renew Search Deal Google and Apple Renew Search Deal

Former Google CEO and current Google executive chairman Eric Schmidt spoke at the All Things Digital D9 conference, and revealed that Google has renewed its search deal with Apple. Google will remain the default search engine on iPhones and iPads. …