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Google Announces Street View Update
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Late last night, Google announced via Twitter an update to their popular Street View site. @googleA GooglerWe’ve updated our Street View site http://maps.google.com/streetview – enjoy exploring places around the world (via @googlemaps) 15 hours ago via web · powered by @socialditto The …

iPad App From Time Warner Features Live TV
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Time Warner Cable has launched an iPad app that will allow its subscribers to watch live TV on the device in any room in their house. The TWCable TV app for iPad is a free download and is available to …

Angry Birds Developer Calls For Death Of Console Gaming
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The television was supposed to kill radio. The internet is supposed to stab television in the back. Email is supposedly going to be dead in a few years due to social media. I wonder if Twitter will commit harikari in …

Google and Bing Give Advice to Webmasters at SXSW Google and Bing Give Advice to Webmasters at SXSW
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Danny Sullivan spoke with Google’s Matt Cutts and Bing’s Duane Forrester on a panel today at SXSW Intertactive. Google and Bing sharing a stage usually makes for some search engine-related entertainment. You might recall Cutts and Bing’s Harry Shum bickering …

Twitter Cracks Down on Third-Party Clients

In a message on a Twitter development forum, Twitter development team member Ryan Sarver gave a civil but stern response to third-party developers who wish to build upon the official Twitter client: “Developers ask us if they should build client …

Twitter: One Billion Tweets Per Week Typical

Five years and one week ago, Twitter cofounder Jack Dorsey sent the first ever tweet: “inviting coworkers.”  Now, to celebrate the occasion, Twitter has shared some stats about what’s occurred since then, and the growth rate is extremely impressive in …

Google Helps Fans Manage March Madness

Google is marking the start of the NCAA Tournament by allowing fans to take a virtual 3D tour In Google Earth of all 14 arenas were the games will be played. The company has created a special page to help …

Google Introduces OAuth 2.0 Support

Today, Google made available the spec for OAuth 2.0, an update on their original OAuth for Google APIs. OAuth, which debuted in 2007, was described as a “valet key” by Eran Hammer-Lahav. The way a valet key gives only limited …

Foursquare: Google Would Be Great Partner Foursquare: Google Would Be Great Partner

Foursquare announced the expansion of its Venues API today, as part of its Venues Project. This allows developers to tap into information about places so they can see what’s popular in real time, tag photos, drinks, and other data, and …

Google Makes Whitelist Admission
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Google’s often made a big deal about using automated solutions to handle problems.  The search giant hasn’t tried to address every single Google bomb individually, for example; it’s preferred to make algorithm changes that can tackle lots of weaknesses at …

Barry Diller Talks Net Neutrality at SXSW

Barry Diller spoke about the various aspects of the media today. We looked at what he had to say about the The Daily Beast/Newsweek deal, The Daily, and the iPad here. Diller also spoke for a bit about net neutrality. …

Barry Diller Talks Daily Beast/Newsweek, The Daily, and the iPad at SXSW Barry Diller Talks Daily Beast/Newsweek, The Daily, and the iPad at SXSW
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Barry Diller, Chairman and Senior Executive of IAC/InterActiveCorp (and Expedia) spoke at SXSW Interactive today here in Austin about a variety of media-related topics. In response to all of the big valuations we’ve seen lately (Twitter, Groupon, etc.), he said, …

Google Corporate Development Director Goes To Facebook

Google’s famous for the rate at which it gobbles up smaller companies, and soon enough, Facebook may adopt similar habits.  Facebook now has an excellent deal broker onboard, anyway, as it’s hired Amin Zoufonoun, Google’s (former) director of corporate development. …

iPad 2 Jailbroken…Remotely
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To the delight of those waiting to get Angry Birds HD for free, Apple hacker Comex has successfully jailbroken the brand new iPad 2. Comex, part of iPhone Dev Team, announced his accomplishment via Twitter with this picture, showing the …

NCAA Tournament Gets Check-In Feature From TVGuide.com

TVGuide.com launched today two new sports sections, a NCAA Tournament section and a Daily Sports Watchlist, both with TV check-in, allowing users to update their socail status on Facebook with what games they are watching. Users can personalize the Daily …

Angry Birds Rio: Exclusive For Android Devices & Amazon Appstore

The next installment of Rovio’s uber-popular Angry Birds saga, Angry Birds Rio, will be an Android exclusive release, but you won’t be able to get it from the Android Market. If you’re left scratching your head about how you can …

White iPhone Gets Spring Release Date
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Today Apple’s Senior Vice President of Worldwide Product Marketing, Philip Schiller announced via Twitter that the long-awaited and (possibly) much-anticipated white iPhone will be released this Spring. In late January, AppleInsider reported that Apple was partnering with a Japanese company …

FTC Settles With Chitika Over Online Ad Tracking
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The Federal Trade Commission said today it has reached a settlement with online advertising company Chitika, that ends the company’s allegedly deceptive practice of tracking peoples’ activities even after they opted out of online tracking on Chitika’s website. The FTC …

Facebook Has Mapped Status Updates Relating To Disaster In Japan
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The Global Disaster Relief is an initiative started by Facebook to help raise awareness of natural disasters taking place across the globe. The page was started as a response to the earthquake which devastated Haiti. It’s safe to say the …

Usage Cap And Overage Fees Coming for AT&T DSL and U-Verse Internet
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News is beginning to circulate that AT&T will implement a 150GB monthly cap on landline DSL, as well as a 250GB cap on subscribers to U-Verse beginning on May 2. Will this affect you and your Internet usage? Let us …

Can Synthetic Life Solve the World’s Problems? [SXSW]

Dr. J. Craig Venter talked about the creation of synthetic life and its potential to solve world problems at SXSW Interactive today. Venter is credited as one of the first biologists to sequence the human genome. He founded Genomics, he …

iPad 2 Sales Estimates Of 400,000 To 1 Million Issued

Now that the first weekend during which the iPad 2 was available is over, sales estimates are coming in left and right, and they tend to be quite positive.  Piper Jaffray, for example, believes that perhaps 500,000 iPad 2s flew …

Kayak Adds Hotel Booking Option

Online travel search engine Kayak said today it is now giving users the option to book hotels directly through its website. The company will use reservation- booking partners and is launching the feature through the Travelocity Partner Network. Travelocity will …

BUMP.com – Highway Social Media – SXSW
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AT SXSW Interactive, Bump.com (not to be confused with Bump Technologies), announced the launch of an interesting license plate messaging Android app and mobile site. The company says the app lets users “safely” send voice, email, photo, and SMS messages …