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Madonna on Google+: MDNA #1 On iTunes, Publicist: No Girls Gone Wild For Super Bowl Madonna on Google+: MDNA #1 On iTunes, Publicist: No Girls Gone Wild For Super Bowl
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Madonna is set to perform at the Super Bowl Halftime Show this weekend, on Friday, she released her new music video for Give Me All Your Luvin’ (Feat. M.I.A. and Nicki Minaj) on YouTube. Google says she’s supposed to be …

Anonymous Hits Law Firm From Haditha Killings Defense
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On Friday, Anonymous released documents (including 3GB worth of emails) from the law firm that defended marine Sgt. Frank Wuterich. Wuterich is allegedly responsible for leading the charge in the killings of unarmed civilians (including women and children) in Haditha, …

Copyright Reform or ACTA?

Which method is best for combating piracy and other forms of Internet related intellectual property infringement? If you were to listen the average European Union citizen, the reaction towards ACTA has been understandably negative. However, various governments of the European …

Café Kauko Brings New Meaning to Internet Café Café Kauko Brings New Meaning to Internet Café

In Helsinki, Finland, there’s a new café called Café Kauko. It’s an Internet café in a different sense that what you’re probably used to. The actual experience of the café itself is controlled by the Internet. Here’s a look: Patrons …

Chrome Market Share Down Following PageRank Penalty Chrome Market Share Down Following PageRank Penalty
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This is some unexpected news. Chrome’s market share has actually fallen? That’s the case according to new data from Net Applications. The firm attributes the loss in Chrome market share to the penalty Google placed on it after the the …

Google Privacy Changes: Google Won’t Pause Rollout For EU / CNIL Google Privacy Changes: Google Won’t Pause Rollout For EU / CNIL
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This week, the European Union and France’s National Commission for Computing and Civil Liberties (CNIL) asked Google to pause the rollout of its new privacy policy changes. The reason? To provide time for the EU’s Article 29 Working Party, which …

Facebook Mobile Ads Are Not In Pilot Testing [Updated] Facebook Mobile Ads Are Not In Pilot Testing [Updated]
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Update: False alarm, apparently. A Facebook spokesperson says: “We want to clarify that we are not working with any agency to create paid ads on our mobile platform.” Gelb clarified further: “I would like to clarify a statement I made …

Firefox 11 Gets SPDY Firefox 11 Gets SPDY

It was just last week that Google was talking about SPDY gaining adoption. Google announced SPDY in 2009 as a protocol for transporting content over the web. SPDY, Google explained, was designed for minimizing latency through features like multiplexed streams, …

Facebook Sponsored Stories: Unavoidable For Brands? Facebook Sponsored Stories: Unavoidable For Brands?
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Facebook is going public soon. You already knew that I’m sure. You probably also know that Facebook makes most of its money from ads. Not all of it, but a very significant portion. If the company’s relationship with Zynga ever …

Exclusive: Does Facebook’s IPO Make Good Business Sense? Exclusive: Does Facebook’s IPO Make Good Business Sense?
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Companies file for IPOs all the time, but the recent filing by social networking giant Facebook has seemed to connect with nearly everyone, and in a big way. On Wednesday, Facebook filed for its IPO in hopes to raise $5 billion or more, which would make it the largest initial public offering from an Internet or technology company.

EXCLUSIVE: Salesforce Talks Desk.com, Its New Customer Service Platform EXCLUSIVE: Salesforce Talks Desk.com, Its New Customer Service Platform
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Earlier this week, Salesforce announced the launch of a new customer service platform called Desk.com. The service is cloud-based and integrates social media as well as traditional channels including email and phone.

Google Panda Update Addressed In New Google Announcement Google Panda Update Addressed In New Google Announcement
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Google today listed changes it made to its algorithm in January. As previously discussed, the biggest takeaway from that (at least in my opinion) was an increased focus on freshness through not only updates to the “Freshness Update,” but also …

Bing Hints At Better Utilization of Facebook, Twitter In Near Future Bing Hints At Better Utilization of Facebook, Twitter In Near Future

It’s well known within the Internet industry that Bing has special access to Facebook and Twitter that Google doesn’t. They pay for such access. Google thinks it can do better by putting Google+ content all over its results with Search …

Android, iOS App Celebrates 75 Years Of Dr. Seuss Android, iOS App Celebrates 75 Years Of Dr. Seuss
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Seventy-five years ago a cartoonist and poet by the name of Theodore Seuss Geisel decided to try his hand at writing children’s literature. The first result was a wonderful little book about a boy letting his imagination wander as he …

$500 Million Spanish Treasure Recovered
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The 11th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals in Atlanta, Georgia denied another motion from the Odyssey Marine Exploration Company to keep over $500 million in recovered treasure. The treasure was recovered by Odyssey in 2007 from a sunken ship off …

Snake, Classic Phone Game, Turns 15

Do you remember Snake, the oddly addicting cellphone game introduced on Nokia phones? The game turned 15-years-old today. Nokia Connects has a list of 10 Snake facts to celebrate the event. Snake first appeared on a Nokia device in 1997 …

Where Is The Universe? Where Is The Universe?

Have you ever asked yourself “Where am I?” “What am I?” “Who am I?”; Have you ever just stopped to ask “where is the universe?” As Robert Lanza, M.D. of Wake Forest has a very interesting article, where he explains …

Super Bowl Pizza Deals Come To Foursquare With Super Swarm Sunday Super Bowl Pizza Deals Come To Foursquare With Super Swarm Sunday
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If you’re an American Express user and a pizza lover, Foursquare has a deal for you. It’s safe to assume that plenty of people will order pizza during the Super Bowl. It’s also pretty safe to assume that a high …

Study: Amazon Gains Momentum, Kindle Fire Less Satisfying Than iPad Study: Amazon Gains Momentum, Kindle Fire Less Satisfying Than iPad

A new study has been published that shows Amazon as king of the hill among online retailers. The study, conducted by ChangeWave Research, looked at the planned online shopping activities of over 2,600 North American shoppers. According to the survey …

Game Day With Google Gets You Ready For the Super Bowl Game Day With Google Gets You Ready For the Super Bowl

It’s Super Bowl Sunday, you’ve got a big party brewing, but you’re unsure of how to prepare. If this describes your last second scrambling, all in an effort to throw a passable Super Bowl party, Google has you covered. Game …

Save Community PSA Video, Donald Glover Needs Your Help Save Community PSA Video, Donald Glover Needs Your Help

Firefly, Arrested Development, Veronica Mars, Freaks & Geeks — R.I.P. So many taken before they came into true fruition; it’s always a shame to see a TV show ended before true completion. Sometimes there are valid reasons for this – …

Social Media At College: The Good & The Bad Social Media At College: The Good & The Bad
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I was in college the first time I heard about Facebook: class hadn’t started yet but I was already sitting in my desk, doodling or whatever I did to pass the time. Across from me, a couple of girls were …

Viral Video: SWOG! Viral Video: SWOG!

Ryan Higa has several videos on YouTube that have gone viral. Some have millions of views each. Higa has over 5 million subscribers to his YouTube channel. It is the second most-subscribed YouTube channel of all time. Snappy editing and …

Madonna’s Super Bowl Show Under Threat Of Lawsuit From Girls Gone Wild’s Joe Francis Madonna’s Super Bowl Show Under Threat Of Lawsuit From Girls Gone Wild’s Joe Francis
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Here’s a little Super Bowl, aging pop star, naked girl on camera drama for your Friday afternoon. Girls Gone Wild creator Joe Francis is threatening the Queen of Pop with a lawsuit if she goes through with her Super Bowl …