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Amazon Will Eventually Pay Online Sales Tax, Says Analyst Amazon Will Eventually Pay Online Sales Tax, Says Analyst
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It has been an interesting few weeks for retailers, both online and offline, in the state of California due to the new law requiring online retailers to pay taxes on their affiliate advertising. In response, ecommerce sites such as Amazon and Overstock shut down their affiliate programs in the state, which did not go over very well.

Google+ Growth Outpaces Twitter, Facebook by Lengths and Bounds Google+ Growth Outpaces Twitter, Facebook by Lengths and Bounds
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Undoubtedly fueled by the perceived exclusivity, coupled with the tech/geek crowd absolutely embracing it, when it comes to initial growth, Google+ is absolutely lapping Twitter and Facebook in terms of reaching certain milestones. In this case, the milestone being discussed …

Sin City 2 On the Way (More Machete Too) Sin City 2 On the Way (More Machete Too)

Back when we attended SXSW in March, we had the pleasure of listening to filmmaker Robert Rodriguez talk about his experiences in bringing the Sin City graphic novels to the screen. We had hoped that he would give out some …

Google Place Pages Drop Third-Party Reviews Google Place Pages Drop Third-Party Reviews
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Google announced some changes to Place Pages as part of its new refocused efforts. For one, they’ve added a “write a review” button at the top of the page, encouraging users to talk about your business. I hope your customer …

Latest Google Doodle Introduces Us To Alexander Calder Latest Google Doodle Introduces Us To Alexander Calder
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The Google Doodles are a great deal more prolific than they used to be. What used to be an occasional thing is now frequent. To wit, today’s Alexander Calder doodle marks the second Google logo alteration this week. Granted, the …

Google+ Going Business and Pleasure (Games) Google+ Going Business and Pleasure (Games)
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You may have to be a little patient, but you will be able to set up a business profile on Google+ within the next few months if Google sticks to its word. The company has been pulling the plug on …

Microsoft Posts Record Revenue Thanks to Xbox Microsoft Posts Record Revenue Thanks to Xbox
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Microsoft reported record fourth-quarter revenue for its Fiscal Year Q4 at $17.37 billion for the quarter, up 8% from the same quarter last year. “Throughout fiscal 2011, we delivered to market a strong lineup of products and services which translated …

Comic Con: San Diego Gets Turned Into South Park Comic Con: San Diego Gets Turned Into South Park
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South Park, one of the few TV shows to get the TV on the web formula right, has a huge presence in San Diego this week for Comic Con. Despite being between seasons (or at least parts of a season), …

A Practical Use For Google+:  Home Surveillance A Practical Use For Google+: Home Surveillance
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Can Facebook do this? Can it guard your house while you are out? Google+ can, especially if you have two plus accounts. You don’t even need to be that much of a tech/Internet whiz to set it up either. The …

Facebook Comments Get Richer Facebook Comments Get Richer

Facebook has added a new feature to comments on posts. If you include a link in a comment, it will provide more info/images similar to how it works when you post a link as a status update. Facebook announced the …

Google+ for iPhone Comes with Bugs and Complaints Google+ for iPhone Comes with Bugs and Complaints

Google launched the iPhone app for Google+ this week, but users have been having a lot of trouble with it. Punit Soni, Lead Product Manager for Google+ Mobile has been talking about the issues with users on Google+. Here are …

Comic-Con Displays Spare No Expense Comic-Con Displays Spare No Expense

The true geek convention is kicking off quite nicely in San Diego, California, and there’s a bunch of images rolling out, showing the various displays at the Comic-Con floor. There are a lot of big deals this year as such …

Texas-Based Conservative Twitter Accounts Briefly Suspended
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Conservative organization Empower Texans found their Twitter account suspended along with those of their staff yesterday. There was no warning or explanation given. Sounds like Twitter has something else in common with Facebook, in terms of taking action without warning. …

Google is Shutting Down Business Profiles on Google+ Google is Shutting Down Business Profiles on Google+
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Google said it would start communicating with some businesses about brand profiles on Google+ this week, but they also said they’d shut down the ones that had already been popping up. Here’s what Google’s Christian Oestlien said on July 6: …

Google Buys Fridge, More Circle Capabilities Coming? Google Buys Fridge, More Circle Capabilities Coming?

Fridge is a company that, until today, developed technology that made creating a group and sharing within it much, much easier. Now, they belong, or, are joining the Google team. Undoubtedly, the purchase was made with Google+ in mind, and …

Twilight at Comic Con Has Fans Camping Out All Week Twilight at Comic Con Has Fans Camping Out All Week

Comic Con just kicked off in the Gas Light District of San Diego, as people have been camped out waiting to get into see the Twilight Panel. WebProNews happened to be in the neighborhood and thought we’d snap a few …

SEO Developments You Need to Know About SEO Developments You Need to Know About
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Much of the Google talk lately has been centered around Google+, the company’s new social network, and with good reason. It may have a significant impact on how Internet users use other established social sites like Facebook, Twitter, LinkedIn, and …

Are We in a Tech Bubble? Are We in a Tech Bubble?
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The tech space has seen a lot of activity lately. With numerous IPOs, mergers and acquisitions, and venture capital investments on the rise, a lot of people are speculating about a tech bubble. It does make sense to a degree given Groupon and LinkedIn’s recent successful IPOs.

Billionaire Makes His Mark on Google Maps Billionaire Makes His Mark on Google Maps
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Pranking Google Maps is nothing knew, however, this may be the first time a “prank” was motivated solely by vanity. What we have is a Sheikh from the Abu Dhabi area who is apparently really fond of the fact that …

Most Viewed YouTube Videos Of All Time Most Viewed YouTube Videos Of All Time
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It’s been a little over a year since we last looked at the “Top 10 Most Viewed YouTube Videos of All Time” so we thought it would be interesting to see what that list looked like in mid-2011. When we …

A New, Fun Way to Use StumbleUpon A New, Fun Way to Use StumbleUpon

StumbleUpon is testing a new feature called the “Explore Box”. “For any interest, type a word into the Explore Box, and we’ll pull out great stumbles for you that match that interest,” the company explained in an email. It could …

Video of The Last Atlantis Landing Video of The Last Atlantis Landing
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STS-135, otherwise known as the Atlantis Shuttle, made its final landing early Thursday morning around 6:00am. It was a successful mission that ended on a sad note, because it signified the end of the space shuttle era, one that lasted …

Google+ Makes Picasa Web Albums Cool Again Google+ Makes Picasa Web Albums Cool Again
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If Google+ accomplishes nothing else for Google (though it looks like it may accomplish quite a bit), it seems to be getting people using Picasa Web Albums more, and that is a direct competitor of Facebook’s Photos. The whole Google+ …

Google+ the 638th Most Visited Site in the US Google+ the 638th Most Visited Site in the US

A week ago, Google CEO Larry Page announced that Google+ had surpassed 10 million users. A couple days ago, Paul Allen, founder of Ancestry.com estimated the number to be nearly 18 million (he had guessed 10 million prior to Page’s …