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Senate Antitrust Subcommittee Wants to Question Larry Page or Eric Schmidt Senate Antitrust Subcommittee Wants to Question Larry Page or Eric Schmidt
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As earlier reported, the FTC is said to be planning a broad antitrust investigation into Google’s business practices, and according to the Wall Street Journal, they’re getting ready to serve Google with subpoenas, as well as requests for information from …

Facebook Adds Netflix CEO Reed Hastings to Board of Directors Facebook Adds Netflix CEO Reed Hastings to Board of Directors
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Today, Facebook announced the addition of Netflix Chairman and CEO Reed Hastings to its Board of Directors. The announcement is quite interesting, considering rumors of Facebook getting ready to launch a music product, movie studios renting movies through the social …

Churchill Downs Tornado Damages Stables, Frees Horses Churchill Downs Tornado Damages Stables, Frees Horses

Last night Louisville, Kentucky was the latest city to make tornado news, as a series of storms hit Kentucky Derby site Churchill Downs. Although the tornado damaged buildings and threw debris around the track, nobody was reported injured as a …

Twitter Mulling Entry Into Deals Space? Twitter Mulling Entry Into Deals Space?
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Twitter is reportedly looking into some new types of advertising. The Financial Times cites “people with direct knowledge of its plans” as saying that Twitter is looking at some bold new options. One option would be injecting Promoted Tweets into …

AT&T, Comcast Preparing For Stricter Anti-Piracy Measures AT&T, Comcast Preparing For Stricter Anti-Piracy Measures
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Top Internet Service Providers and media groups are very close to a deal that would amount to one of the most serious anti-piracy measures to date. According to multiple sources, CNET is reporting that a group of ISPs that includes …

Hulu Plus on Android Now a Reality Hulu Plus on Android Now a Reality

Hulu Plus has made its way to Android, which could be key in its competition with other players like Netflix, who also recently launched Android support. Like Netflix, however, Android support doesn’t mean availability for all Android devices. Only certain …

10000 Year Clock Gets Funding From Amazon’s Jeff Bezos 10000 Year Clock Gets Funding From Amazon’s Jeff Bezos
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Amazon CEO Jeff Bezos is throwing some of his capital behind an ambitious project that has been decades in the making. $42 million to be exact. A team of scientists and engineers is currently working on giant clock that will …

Erin Andrews Is Still Pissed About That Leaked Internet Video Erin Andrews Is Still Pissed About That Leaked Internet Video
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Note to people trying to be funny and/or cute at someone else’s expense: Sometimes, the sensitivity of things never goes away. Just ask Erin Andrews. In case you aren’t aware, Erin Andrews is an ESPN personality who is very popular …

Report: FTC Ready to Serve Google Subpoenas Report: FTC Ready to Serve Google Subpoenas
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Mutterings of a a broad antitrust investigation of Google by the U.S. Federal Trade Commission (FTC) have been heard for a few months now, and there is still nothing official yet. Neither the FTC nor Google has commented on this. …

Football Cops: The Manning Brothers Fight Crime With Tight Spirals Football Cops: The Manning Brothers Fight Crime With Tight Spirals
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It looks like the NFL lockout has forced the Manning brothers to seek other employment. In an advertising campaign for DirecTV, Peyton and Eli Manning have teamed up to fight crime with nothing but their rocket arms and a couple …

Facebook Fans Worth 20 Yearly Site Visits, $136 A Piece? Facebook Fans Worth 20 Yearly Site Visits, $136 A Piece?
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What is a Facebook fan worth? It’s a question that many have attempted to answer. These answers are often greatly debated. Can you place a set value on a Facebook fan? The latest attempt comes from Experian Hitwise. “We are …

How OpenFeint Hopes to Change the Mobile Gaming Industry

The popularity of social gaming platforms, especially on mobile devices, has contributed largely to the gaming industry’s recent explosion. It’s clear that many consumers are obsessed with games such as Farmville, Mafia Wars, and Angry Birds. Even with this growth, one can’t help but wonder if these games will stick around for the long-term.

Pottermore: Harry Potter’s World Goes Interactive Pottermore: Harry Potter’s World Goes Interactive
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Although the wait is not quite over, we now have a clearer picture as to what JK Rowling’s new Pottermore site is going to look like. The plans for the site were announced via online scavenger hunt last week, and …

Most Popular Flickr Camera Is The iPhone 4 Most Popular Flickr Camera Is The iPhone 4

Flickr, like any good site that relies on user uploads to exist, keeps track of what technology is being used by its members, especially cameras. When you consider the amount of usage the service gets — Flickr received its 5 …

Winklevoss Twins Give Up, Will Not File With Supreme Court Winklevoss Twins Give Up, Will Not File With Supreme Court

Well, folks, our national nightmare may be over. Cameron and Tyler Winklevoss, aka The Winkelvii, have decided to take the money and run. “After careful consideration,” they said in a filing yesterday, “they have determined that they will not file …

Foursquare and American Express Launch Specials for Cardholders Foursquare and American Express Launch Specials for Cardholders
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Back in March, just before SXSW, Foursquare announced a partnership with American Express that would see card users getting discounts, by checking in at stores, restaurants, etc. They began testing in Austin, where those who linked their AmEx and Foursquare …

Utah Man Posts Police Standoff Play-by-Play on Facebook Utah Man Posts Police Standoff Play-by-Play on Facebook
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Don’t let a pesky standoff with the police keep you from social media – Jason Valdez didn’t. The 36-year-old man from Salt Lake City, UT holed himself up in a motel room for 16 hours with what police call a …

LinkNotify for iPhone Lets You Control How Facebook Links Are Filtered LinkNotify for iPhone Lets You Control How Facebook Links Are Filtered

I posted about LinkNotify when it was first launched, earlier this year. Now, the iPhone app has launched (available in the App Store), making the experience even better for mobile consumption. LinkNotify is basically a content consumption/discovery tool that gives …

LSU Coach Les Miles Makes For Great Web Content LSU Coach Les Miles Makes For Great Web Content

Some sports figures transcend their chosen profession and become larger-than-life figures. While such elevations are normally saved for the athlete, every so often a coach joins the fraternity; although, in the case of Les Miles, it’s something different. Miles may …

Keywords and Content Marketing Keywords and Content Marketing
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I recently had an interesting discussion with Ron Jones who is writing a book specifically on using keywords for online marketing called “Keyword Intelligence“. He was researching for the content marketing portion of the book and we talked about where …

Tobey Maguire, Poker Star, Sued Over Illegal Game Tobey Maguire, Poker Star, Sued Over Illegal Game

It seems as though there may be two morals to this story: First, when you play for high stakes, make sure you know where your play-partners got their “stakes.” And secondly, just don’t play poker with Tobey Maguire – he’s …

Does Final Cut Pro X Satisfy? Does Final Cut Pro X Satisfy?

Apple released the updated Final Cut Pro yesterday, and like normal, whenever does anything of note, it’s big news. In case you’re unaware, Final Cut Pro is a movie-editing software suite, one that promises users the ability to make professional …

Amazon Tablet to Rival iPad? If Rumor is Accurate. Amazon Tablet to Rival iPad? If Rumor is Accurate.
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We’ve been covering the latest iPhone and iPad rumors, so it seems only fair we give mention to the latest rumors surrounding a possible foray into the tablet space by online retail giant Amazon. It’s not the first time we’ve …

10 Big Brand Lessons From The Corporate Social Media Summit 10 Big Brand Lessons From The Corporate Social Media Summit
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Yesterday I spent the day at the Corporate Social Media Summit, a big gathering of some of the best minds in leading social media efforts on behalf of large corporate brands. The event was put on by the team at …