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Bing: Here Are the 4 Reasons You Want Links Bing: Here Are the 4 Reasons You Want Links
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Bing’s Duane Forrester has followed up his recent post about how Bing evaluates content quality with one about how Bing looks at links. He says you want links for a few reasons, and lists 4 of them: 1 – because …

Alton Brown’s Twitter Meltdown Alton Brown’s Twitter Meltdown
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Although you might find this hard to believe, Twitter is more than just fertile ground for Kanye West/Jay-Z discussions, athlete meltdowns, or “Rise & Grind” trends. We can forget the sycophantic appeal, that let’s folks like Kim Kardashian gain millions …

Mark Cuban: End All Software Patents Mark Cuban: End All Software Patents

Patent disputes are in the tech news all the time, but last week when Google and Microsoft got into a heated public debate, it drew a lot of attention and discussion around the nature of patents. Mark Cuban, (entrepreneur, VC, …

Yahoo Expands Local Ads with Belo Deal Yahoo Expands Local Ads with Belo Deal

Yahoo has announced an agreement with TV company Belo Corp. to deliver ads across Yahoo sites in Belo’s 15 local TV markets in the U.S. The two companies formed a partnership over local news video in early 2008, now they’re …

Watch the Throne: Kanye West and Jay-Z Take Over Twitter Watch the Throne: Kanye West and Jay-Z Take Over Twitter
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Fans rejoice, as you can now download the much-anticipated album “Watch The Throne,” the collaboration of Kanye West and Jay-Z. The digital copy was released at midnight and right now, it is available exclusively on iTunes. The physical release is …

Creative iPad Smuggling in China Creative iPad Smuggling in China

Trying to get your hands on some of Apple’s highly sought after iHardware in Hong Kong? There’s a zip line for that, courtesy of some creative Chinese smugglers. China has already had some crazy stories concerning Apple products–take the fake …

Google+ is Adding a Human Element to a Tech Giant Google+ is Adding a Human Element to a Tech Giant

If there is one thing that Google+ has been able to accomplish, it’s been letting the rest of the world get to know Google a little bit better. There has been plenty of discussion around whether or not Google+ will …

Facebook Is Turning Your Children Into Narcissistic Idiots Facebook Is Turning Your Children Into Narcissistic Idiots
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A new study presents some interesting theories on how the world’s most popular social network is affecting our youth – both for the better and for the worse. But do the beneficial and detrimental findings actually contradict each other? The …

Pinger Says Germany Is 1st Stop in Taking Free Texting Global Pinger Says Germany Is 1st Stop in Taking Free Texting Global

Since texting is one of the most common functions on mobile devices these days, it’s no wonder that free texting applications have become extremely popular. Those of us in the U.S. have become accustomed to these abilities, but unfortunately, people in other countries have not been so lucky, until now.

Does Google Need Twitter? Does Google Need Twitter?
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As previously reported, Google is talking about bringing back its Realtime Search feature. It’s been missing since last month because Google and Twitter couldn’t agree on terms to extend their partnership which gave Google access to the firehose – the …

If Who You Are Is Important to Google, Google Needs to Get it Right If Who You Are Is Important to Google, Google Needs to Get it Right
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It seems that Google is messing up a lot lately in terms of attaching the right names to their corresponding content in search results. This is not good, considering that Google seems to be placing a lot more emphasis on …

FBI Child ID App Aims To Help You Find Your Missing Kid FBI Child ID App Aims To Help You Find Your Missing Kid
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I’m not a parent, but I can imagine that one of the scariest things any parent can imagine is losing a child in a public place. The Federal Bureau of Investigation has just released an app that can help parents …

Facebook Issues That Could Cause Problems For Your Business Facebook Issues That Could Cause Problems For Your Business
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While Facebook may provide a great way to interact with fans and market your business, it’s not all sunshine and roses. Several issues have been discussed recently that business should take very seriously. What is the biggest problem you see …

Lollapalooza Streaming Live on YouTube: Today’s Schedule Lollapalooza Streaming Live on YouTube: Today’s Schedule
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As previously reported, YouTube streaming concerts from Lollapalooza all weekend, highlighting how YouTube has become just as good of a vehicle for live, high profile entertainment as it has for silly user generated cat videos. The streaming actually started yesterday, …

ISPs Hijack Users’ Searches, Apparently to Monetize Them ISPs Hijack Users’ Searches, Apparently to Monetize Them

Internet Service Providers are hijacking their users’ search queries on major search engines like Google, Bing, and Yahoo, and directing them to third-party proxies. This news was revealed in an article by Jim Giles at New Scientist, who explains: “The …

Google+ Invites: Get Ready to See A Bunch in Your Facebook News Feed Google+ Invites: Get Ready to See A Bunch in Your Facebook News Feed
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Google software engineer Balaji Srinivasan announced in a Google+ post that the company will be rolling out a feature over the next few days that will make it easier for Google+ users to invite people to the service. The service …

Roseanne Barr, President of the United States? Roseanne Barr, President of the United States?
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Daaaaaaaaaaaaaaan! The race for the White House in 2012 might have gotten a little more crowded. Roseanne Barr has put her name in the mix, joining President Obama and a slew of Republican primary challengers. Although, it doesn’t look like …

Banksy’s Subtle Take on the News of the World Scandal Banksy’s Subtle Take on the News of the World Scandal
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World-renowned graffiti artist/social commentary guerrilla Banksy has thrown his hat into the Rupert Murdoch/News of the World mobile phone hacking mess with an impressive wall mural, and as usual, his work doesn’t disappoint. While it may not be as poignant …

Facebook Claims “Smoking Gun” Evidence Against Ceglia Facebook Claims “Smoking Gun” Evidence Against Ceglia

Things were already looking pretty bad for Paul Ceglia’s case against Facebook. He has been battling the company, claiming that he is entitled to a major stake in the company. A while back, Ceglia presented emails allegedly sent between himself …

Perfect 10 Fails Where Google Succeeds Perfect 10 Fails Where Google Succeeds
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Perfect10.com, a site that features incredibly attractive female models in various positions of nude repose has been long after Google because of the site’s content appearing in Google Image Searches. Their struggle has been going on for sometime now. In …

International Beer Day: The Internet Celebrates International Beer Day: The Internet Celebrates
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You’ve got to hand it to these beer enthusiasts – they really know how to work the social media angle. Today is the second straight day we celebrate a holiday popularized online – as well as the second straight day …

Gmail Gets New Preview Pane Feature Gmail Gets New Preview Pane Feature
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Google may have announced the impending shut-down of Google Labs, but Gmail Labs is still putting out new optional features for Gmail users. Google has released the “Preview Pane” as a Gmail Labs feature. This allows users to preview messages …

Casey Anthony’s Ohio State Viral Fun Casey Anthony’s Ohio State Viral Fun
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Mom of the year candidate, Casey Anthony, was spotted in Columbus, Ohio by someone armed with a camera phone and email addresses for the TMZ.com staff. Needless to say, when the images hit everybody’s favorite gossip site, Casey Anthony once …

Google’s Self Driving Car Involved in Accident Google’s Self Driving Car Involved in Accident
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Car blog Jalopnik broke a story about one of Google’s self-driving cars being involved in a fender bender with a Prius. Justin Hyde writes, “Sent in by a Jalopnik tipster, the photos were snapped earlier this week near Google’s Mountain …