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Google+ Hits 150 Million Active Users Google+ Hits 150 Million Active Users
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According to data collected by GlobalWebIndex, Google+ has skyrocketed in the past few months and can now boast over 150 million actives users. From GWI: When we looked into it further, we didn’t find anyone else who had any type …

Steve Jobs To Receive Made-Up Grammy Steve Jobs To Receive Made-Up Grammy

Record of the Year. Song of the Year. Best New Artist. Even Best Spoken Word or Comedy. These are Grammy categories worthy of recognition because, at least in some respect, they are involved in the recording process. We listen to …

Motorola Mobility Reportedly Acquires SetJam Motorola Mobility Reportedly Acquires SetJam

Google, as you may know, is in the process of trying to acquire Motorola Mobility. Motorola Mobility, however, is doing some acquiring of its own. So, as long as everything doesn’t fall apart like it did for AT&T and T-Mobile, …

Google Earth’s Giant Santa Sightings Google Earth’s Giant Santa Sightings
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Christmas time is here, happiness and cheer, especially for the Internet industry, a collective that embraces every popular holiday with open arms. With that in mind, going all out for the Christmas season seems only right. Take Google Maps, for …

YouTube Snow Effect Puts Your Videos In The Holiday Spirit YouTube Snow Effect Puts Your Videos In The Holiday Spirit
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Keeping in line with Google’s Let it snow feature where your results page fogs up when you search the phrase, YouTube now has a little snow button on some of its videos that allows you to populate them with accumulating …

Happy Holidays From The Android Team [VIDEO] Happy Holidays From The Android Team [VIDEO]

The Google Nexus YouTube account has posted a fun little video of the entire Android team wishing all of us Happy Holidays. In the video, you’ll see Santa, Google HQ, and plenty of Android devices. As you would expect, the …

Is Netflix Weathering The Storm? Is Netflix Weathering The Storm?
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Netflix did everything they could in 2011 to piss people off. First, they messed with the subscription structures in a way that separated streaming and DVD plans into two equally priced entities (DVD used to be a cheap add-on to …

FedEx Uses YouTube To Issue Delivery Driver Apology FedEx Uses YouTube To Issue Delivery Driver Apology
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By now, you’ve probably seen, or at least heard about the FedEx delivery driver who was caught on tape demonstrating some incredibly effective package delivery techniques. If not, familiarize yourself: Needless to say, Mister Throw Packages became a viral hit …

Jacob Goldman, Xerox Lab Founder, Is Dead Jacob Goldman, Xerox Lab Founder, Is Dead
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100% of you would probably not be reading this if it hadn’t been for Dr. Jacob E. Goldman. While he wasn’t inventor of Xerox copiers, Jacob Goldman, a physicist and visionary, made an even more important contribution to your life: …

Amazon Finally Allows Competing E-book Apps On Kindle Fire Amazon Finally Allows Competing E-book Apps On Kindle Fire
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Yesterday we reported that Amazon had updated its popular Kindle Fire tablet’s operating system to version 6.2.1. The update promised users considerable improvements in device performance and touchscreen responsiveness (things that appear to have also been improved in the previous …

Bane, The Dark Knight Rises Villian’s Voice Gets a Twitter Account Bane, The Dark Knight Rises Villian’s Voice Gets a Twitter Account
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Christopher Nolan’s Batman movie franchise has been a tentpole for Warner Brothers these past six years, and nothing looks to stop the third in the series, The Dark Knight Rises. However, one element of the Dark Knight Rises prologue sneak …

How to Effectively Live Stream Video How to Effectively Live Stream Video
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In the online video world, the hottest new trend is live streaming. It’s a fascinating concept, but one that not a lot of people and companies have mastered. Brian Gramo, the founder of theStream.tv, however, is one of the exceptions. He began streaming several years ago out of his bedroom back before Justin.tv, Stickam, and other streaming networks were around.

EXCLUSIVE: Craig Newmark Gives Update On #perfectgift Campaign EXCLUSIVE: Craig Newmark Gives Update On #perfectgift Campaign

Earlier this month, we did a story about a campaign launched by Craig Newmark, founder of craigslist, to raise money for the American Red Cross. To recap: for every post on Twitter and Facebook describing the perfect gift (using the …

How Can Google Help Your Website in 2012? How Can Google Help Your Website in 2012?
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Google uses Google+ probably more than anyone else out there (except for maybe Robert Scoble), and regardless of whether or not you have added it to your daily social networking routine, it continues to provide a great channel for getting …

Facebook’s Top Games of 2011

Facebook has just released their top 10 list for games, and it contains some surprises as well as some expected results. Most striking is the absence of social gaming powerhouse Zynga from the top two spots on the list. Zynga …

BillSafe Acquired By eBay BillSafe Acquired By eBay
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eBay announced that it has acquired BillSafe, a purchase-on-invoice technology provider. eBay will combine the technology with PayPal in Germany. eBay has owned a minority stake in BillSafe since October 2010. Now it owns the whole thing. eBay says BillSafe …

Video Contest Lets Students Vent About Costs of College Video Contest Lets Students Vent About Costs of College
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The idyllic college experience: meeting new people with shared eccentricities and fun hair, figuring out how to work a pick-up line at the School of Americas protest, making yourself shower at least four times a week, developing strategic ways to …

Following Apple’s Lead, Microsoft Abandons CES Following Apple’s Lead, Microsoft Abandons CES

For well over a decade Microsoft has been a major fixture at the annual Consumer Electronics Show, which takes place every January. Microsoft has been involved with the show and its parent organization, the Consumer Electronics Association, for twenty years. …

AOL’s Content Strategy Blasted By One Of Its Largest Shareholders AOL’s Content Strategy Blasted By One Of Its Largest Shareholders

It’s just great PR after great PR for AOL these days. Last week, TechCrunch founder Michael Arrington wrote a scathing post about AOL’s approach to TechCrunch, and getting rid of Heather Harde. He basically implied that everything is falling apart …

Winter Solstice, Bruce Wayne, and Vanilla Ice Winter Solstice, Bruce Wayne, and Vanilla Ice

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 …

EA’s Christmas Carol is Odd, Frightening EA’s Christmas Carol is Odd, Frightening
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While people still buy their games like their hotcakes, when it comes to public opinion, EA’s reputation isn’t the best or the brightest. As long as that doesn’t disrupt their bottom line, all’s well that ends well, I suppose. This …

You Could Be Incepted Soon You Could Be Incepted Soon

We’ve already said that it’s only a matter of time before we’re just uploading knowledge into our noggins in order to learn everything from origami to piano so the next logical step in humanity’s quest to be “just like in …

Intel Unveils First Forays Into the Smartphone and Tablet Market Intel Unveils First Forays Into the Smartphone and Tablet Market

Intel has unveiled a set of reference designs for smartphones and tablets centered around their latest generation of chips. The devices run the Android operating system and sport the latest and greatest Intel chipsets, which have been specifically optimized to …

Skyrim Christmas Light Show, Other Amazing Holiday Displays Skyrim Christmas Light Show, Other Amazing Holiday Displays
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In terms of Christmas light decorating, no one is going to compare to Clark Griswold who completely shut down a grid when lighting his house up for Christmas. However, these Christmas light displays are incredible and are deserving of your …