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Google Buys Motorola Mobility for $12.5 Billion Google Buys Motorola Mobility for $12.5 Billion
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Google announced this morning plans to acquire Motorola Mobility. The price: $12.5 billion – the company’s biggest-ever acquisition by far. CEO Larry Page made the announcement on the Official Google Blog: Motorola has a history of over 80 years of …

Cancer Survivors Build Network for Fighters, Survivors & Supporters Cancer Survivors Build Network for Fighters, Survivors & Supporters

Social media has been very helpful in unifying people around certain causes. It’s done a great job at it too, since relationships ranging from friendships to business partnerships have been created as a result. There is, however, a new social network that is striving to take this concept a little further.

Study Says Social Media Sucks at Driving Traffic Study Says Social Media Sucks at Driving Traffic
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Quite simply, when it comes to driving traffic to your website, social media sites like Twitter and Facebook kind of suck at it, at least according to a study done by a company called Outbrain. Once the study is taken …

Parents Spying on Their Kids on Facebook – An Infographic Parents Spying on Their Kids on Facebook – An Infographic
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What are your kids doing on Facebook? 55% of parents can answer that question, according to a study depicted in an infographic from OnlineSchools.com. The sources of the info in this graphic are a Bullguard Internet Security Survey and Parents, …

Teens Post Sexy Pics On Myspace, Judge Says It’s OK Teens Post Sexy Pics On Myspace, Judge Says It’s OK
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In the last year or so, we’ve seen multiple instances of minors being charged with crimes for sexting. Apparently, to some prosecutors, these racy pics constitute child pornography – even if the nude photos that the minors posses are photos …

Google+ Games. Now it’s On. Google+ Games. Now it’s On.
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Well, it was only a matter of time. Here comes Google+ games for better or for worse. Will games put Google+ in the mainstream? Will you play them? Comment here. As you may have guessed, I’m not a big Facebook …

Farm Aid Streaming Live Online Thanks to Brightcove Farm Aid Streaming Live Online Thanks to Brightcove

Brightcove announced that it’s providing live streaming for Farm Aid today. Headliners of the show include regulars Dave Matthews, Neil Young, John Mellencamp and Willie Nelson. “Farm Aid joins a fast-growing list of organizations taking advantage of Brightcove’s live streaming …

Ron Paul Wins First Ever Online Iowa Straw Poll
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The big Ames straw poll is not until tomorrow, but another straw poll already has a winner. Texas Congressman Ron Paul has won the first ever Online Iowa Straw Poll, and won by a wide margin at that. Out of …

Who’s Using Google+ ? Who’s Using Google+ ?
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Experian Hitwise has put out a new look at the early adopters of Google+. The service has been out for about a month and a half now, and the invites are easier to come by. Each user has been allotted …

Google Still Dominates Search Google Still Dominates Search
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Water’s wet, sky’s blue, and Google is still king of the search engine industry. So much so, in fact, the amount of search queries conducted on Google more than double Yahoo and Bing (one and the same now?) their combined …

London Riot Victim Gets Social Media Help To Fix Destroyed Barbershop London Riot Victim Gets Social Media Help To Fix Destroyed Barbershop
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Social media has been an integral part of the riots in England, both for good and for bad. Though many blame quick, wide-scale communication for mobilizing and then prolonging the riots, social media has also been a tool for good. …

iPhone 5 Rumor: Release Date Not In September After All? iPhone 5 Rumor: Release Date Not In September After All?
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Earlier we wrote about a rumor that was making the rounds on the Internet that Apple would beholding a media event on September 7th. The initial thought was Apple would use this venue to launch the uber-hyped iPhone 5. It …

Google Analytics Update: Better Understanding of Site Interactions Google Analytics Update: Better Understanding of Site Interactions
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Google announced an update to sessions in Google Analytics. The company says it will lead to a “clearer understanding of website interactions.” As it stands now, GA ends a session when over 30 minutes have elapsed between pageviews for a …

Google Plus Games and Facebook Privacy Comparison
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For those of us eagerly awaiting brand pages, Google Plus has recently thrown us a bone in our wait by adding a new “Games” offering to its social network. These games are reminiscent of the current games that are available …

Warrant Star Jani Lane’s Death Spurs Twitter Debate Warrant Star Jani Lane’s Death Spurs Twitter Debate
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As you might have seen while perusing the internets this afternoon, Former Warrant frtonman Jani Lane was found dead last night in a motel room just outside of L.A. When we first told you about his death, we reported on …

Firefox 6 Next Tuesday? Firefox 6 Next Tuesday?
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If there aren’t a new batch of bugs discovered between this weekend and Tuesday, the 16th of August, Firefox fans and users alike can expect a new version of the browser to be available. As pointed out by Maximum PC, …

Rumor: iPhone 5 Releasing With Built-In Projector? Rumor: iPhone 5 Releasing With Built-In Projector?
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On August 11th Apple was granted a patent application by the US Patent & Trademark Office which hints at Apple’s upcoming plans to possibly incorporate projectors into future iOS devices. The rumor d’jour at the moment is that Apple might …

Google+ Makes Splash in Social Sector, But Will It Last? Google+ Makes Splash in Social Sector, But Will It Last?
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Google+ has been on quite a ride in its first 6 weeks of existence. It obtained 10 million users in just two weeks and is now said to have over 20 million users. The overall reaction has been positive, but since the platform is currently invitation-only, the early adopters have mostly been the tech savvy crowd.

90′s Nickelodeon Gets Fan Art Tumblr, Nicktoons Turn 20 90′s Nickelodeon Gets Fan Art Tumblr, Nicktoons Turn 20

Nostalgia is a funny thing. It has the ability to turn mediocre things into paragons of entertainment and can force reverence of things not worthy of such an emotion. Basically, it’s terrible when you go back to things you loved …

Google Authorship Markup – An Easier Way Google Authorship Markup – An Easier Way
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Google really wants people writing web content to start using authorship markup. Not only are they looking to use it as a ranking signal, but it also pushes the Google Profile, which is essentially the backbone of the Google+ user …

Twitter DID NOT Release An App That Tracks Your “Stalkers” Twitter DID NOT Release An App That Tracks Your “Stalkers”

If you start seeing a message in your Twitter feed claiming that Twitter has released an app that tracks your stalkers, don’t believe it. It’s nothing more than a phishing scam, albeit a convincing one. The message reads “Twitter finally …

Facebook Games, Apps Revamped, Following Google+ Games Launch
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As you may have heard, Google announced the launch of games on Google+. Well, Facebook quickly followed that announcement with one called “Making Games Better,” which includes news of a new game ticker and a bigger screen for game play, …

Warrant’s Jani Lane Dead at 47: Musicians, Other Celebs React Warrant’s Jani Lane Dead at 47: Musicians, Other Celebs React
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It’s a sad day for all late 80s-early 90s glam metal enthusiasts as the former lead singer of the band Warrant was found dead last night. Jani Lane was discovered in a room at a Comfort Inn in Woodland Hills, …

iPhone 5 Rumor: September Release Date? iPhone 5 Rumor: September Release Date?
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You’ve got to be kidding me… another iPhone 5 rumor? In the past Apple has released new iPhones during their summer Worldwide Developers Conference (WWDC), but sadly this year there was no such announcement. Artsy coffee drinkers were totally bummed …