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Twitter Gives Users More Control Over Data Twitter Gives Users More Control Over Data
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Twitter announced that it is making a couple of changes to how users control the third-party apps that they use with the service. The initiative they’re dubbing “Mission: Permission” centers around the concepts of more control for users and a …

Arnold Schwarzenegger Scandal on Twitter Arnold Schwarzenegger Scandal on Twitter
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Yesterday morning the news broke that former California governor, Mr. Universe and star of the best film of all time (Terminator 2: Judgement Day) Arnold Schwarzenegger had fathered a child with a house maid over a decade ago. Apparently the …

New MacBook Air Expected Within Next Two Months New MacBook Air Expected Within Next Two Months

A new MacBook Air is expected to become available from Apple within the next couple of months. It’s been rumored for quite some time that the MacBook Air would get an update in June. Now, more evidence has come from …

PlayStation Network Hacked Again? PlayStation Network Hacked Again?
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UPDATE: Sony is now denying that any new hack has occurred. It has been only 2 days since Sony began restoring some services of its PSN network and Qriocity. Online multiplayer became available for most people on Sunday, prompting a …

Congress Debates Budget, Economy, Energy, Afghanistan, Education, Healthcare at YouTube Town Hall

There is a new YouTube project called YouTube Town Hall, which has senators and representatives debating the hot issues. Google says the issues are the ones that are the most popular on Google News and Google search over the past …

Oprah Winfrey’s Farewell Shows: Celebrities React on Twitter Oprah Winfrey’s Farewell Shows: Celebrities React on Twitter

Yesterday evening, two back-to-back shows were filmed in part of the series of final episodes of the Oprah Winfrey show. Filmed at the United Center in Chicago, more than 20,000 attended the four hour taping. The theme of the two …

Google Dominates Search in Latin America Google Dominates Search in Latin America
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It is well known that Google hosts the most search queries in the world. It’s dominance is no doubt being challenged by the growth of Bing and persistence of Yahoo search, but Google is still the king of search, by …

Lions Star Ndamukong Suh Officially Breaks Twitter Record Lions Star Ndamukong Suh Officially Breaks Twitter Record

In April, Detroit Lions defensive tackle Ndamukong Suh held a tweetup at the Nebraska Cornhuskers spring game, with the goal of brewing the Guinness World Record for most attendees at a tweetup. This was made more interesting by the fact …

Fun With Google Translate Fun With Google Translate
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Translation tools, while useful, aren’t always what you would call “fun to play around with.” But that’s not entirely accurate, as people have found a couple of ways to mess around with the audio language translation to make it a …

Mobile Email Activity on the Rise, Says Report Mobile Email Activity on the Rise, Says Report
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Return Path released some interesting findings from a study on email – particularly, 81% growth in email activity on mobile devices. While the majority of email is still read from PCs, the leading platform for viewing email is webmail (48%). …

Facebook App Posts Video Messages From The Grave Facebook App Posts Video Messages From The Grave
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Have you ever had the burning desire to be able to announce your death to your Facebook friends? If you die, wouldn’t you like to broadcast one final message to all your friends and family? Well, if this sounds like …

Does Social Media Presence Trump a Website? Does Social Media Presence Trump a Website?
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I’ve been studying the web presence of Fortune 500 and INC 500 companies over the past few weeks and it is very encouraging to see a correlation between those at the top of the lists and adoption of social media. …

Blekko Powers Search for Flipboard Blekko Powers Search for Flipboard

Blekko announced today that it is now powering RSS search for the popular iPad app Flipboard. The functionality is designed to weed out spam as blekko’s slashtag method of searching does, so Flipboard users can discover good content based on …

9 Online Resources For Those Looking To Break Into PR 9 Online Resources For Those Looking To Break Into PR
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Last week TJ Dietderich, of PR Breakfast Club fame, posed a simple question to me:  I get a lot of questions from friends looking to switch to PR as a career. What are the best online resources to send them to? …

Facebook Places and Check-In Deals Come to Pages Facebook Places and Check-In Deals Come to Pages
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Facebook is making changes that make it easier for businesses to manage their Facebook presence and get customers to engage. InsideFacebook reports that Facebook has confirmed with them that it has started bringing Facebook Places functionality (including Check-In Deals) to …

Google Fiber Expands to Kansas City, MO Google Fiber Expands to Kansas City, MO
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In 2010, Google kicked off a contest to find a city to test its experimental, ultra-high-speed fiber network.  The ambitious network will boast 1 gigabit per second fiber-to-the-home connectivity, a speed nearly 100 times faster than most Americans have currently. …

Google Search App for iOS Gets Update Google Search App for iOS Gets Update

Google today introduced some new changes to its search app for iOS, including some speed adjustments and a new look and feel for search results. The app itself was launched back in March, aimed at presenting a faster search experience …

Netflix Top Internet Traffic Source in North America Netflix Top Internet Traffic Source in North America
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Netflix is King of the Internets. At least, if you go by peak period traffic. A new report by Sandvine Intelligent Broadband Networks says that real-time entertainment has overtaken web browsing as the source of the majority of internet traffic …

Do Bing’s New Facebook Features Make it a Better Search Engine Than Google? Do Bing’s New Facebook Features Make it a Better Search Engine Than Google?
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Bing has been steadily increasing its integration with Facebook, and while that’s likely far from over, they’ve launched some significant new features. We’ve written plenty about social search in the past, and from the comments we’ve received, it’s clear that …

YouTube, Google and Danger Mouse And Web GL YouTube, Google and Danger Mouse And Web GL

Is Google, YouTube and mega-producer Danger Mouse giving the world a glimpse of the evolution of music and music promotion? Or are they simply using the esoteric Danger Mouse to show off the power of Web GL and HTML5? Or …

AP Stylebook Adds More Tech Terms AP Stylebook Adds More Tech Terms
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The 2011 print edition of the AP Stylebook is available today, and while the focus is on a brand new “Food Guidelines” section, the “journalist’s bible” has updated their social media guidelines section as well to include some new tech …

Technorati Changes Its Direction with New CEO & CTO Technorati Changes Its Direction with New CEO & CTO

Technorati has undergone many changes over the past few years. The company began as a blog search engine but has transitioned into a social media ad network. While the blog search engine is still part of the company, the ad network side plays a much larger role.

PlayStation Network “Customer Appreciation Program” Detailed PlayStation Network “Customer Appreciation Program” Detailed
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We’ve known that some sort of apology schwag pack has been in the pipeline since the early days of the PlayStation Network outage. As the downtime stretched to nearly one month, many were wondering how Sony was going to make …

“You’re Under Arrest for Felony Streaming” “You’re Under Arrest for Felony Streaming”
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An upcoming scene from AnyPrison, USA in about six months from now: “Hey, fresh fish, what are you in for?” “Streaming Game of Thrones on Justin.tv. You?” “Robbing the elderly, but for some reason, my sentence is shorter than yours…” …