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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 …

Google Panda Update Rolls Out in Most Languages Google Panda Update Rolls Out in Most Languages

Google announced early this morning that it is rolling out out the Panda update in different languages around the world. “Our scientific evaluation data show that this change improves our search quality across the board and the response to Panda …

Protect Your iPad With Covers Made From Bernie Madoff’s Pants Protect Your iPad With Covers Made From Bernie Madoff’s Pants
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With famous Ponzi scheme operator and former most-hated person in America (usurped by Casey Anthony) Bernie Madoff currently clothed in more…utilitarian attire, it only makes sense that his former threads should go to use. I mean, he definitely doesn’t need …

Twitter and Weather Channel Team Up on Local Weather Tweeting Twitter and Weather Channel Team Up on Local Weather Tweeting

You probably knew that Twitter has been instrumental in shaping the news, but what about the weather? Well, I’m not sure that Twitter’s altering the weather itself too much (though there was that stuff about Google searches’ impact on the …

Zong Officially Acquired by eBay Zong Officially Acquired by eBay

eBay announced that it has officially completed its acquisition of Zong, announced just over a month ago. Zong provides payments through mobile carrier billing, and is now part of PayPal. eBay says it adds complementary technology and talent to strengthen …

Rick Perry Gets The Stephen Colbert Endorsement Rick Perry Gets The Stephen Colbert Endorsement
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Rick Perry hasn’t even officially declared himself a candidate for President, but he already has the support of a very prestigious American – Stephen Colbert Ok, Rick Perry might not have his support, but Rick Parry sure does. Yes, that …

Facebook Insights for Credits Launched Facebook Insights for Credits Launched

Facebook just announced the launch of Insights for Credits, so developers can get a look at metrics related to transactions within their apps. You can view data on: user spend chargebacks refunds “Insights for Credits uses the same data that …

Book Sharing on Google+ Book Sharing on Google+

Google announced the ability to share info about books from Google Books in circles on Google+ today. This should greatly help Google promote its e-book platform, particularly if Google+ continues the strong growth it has seen in its early days. …

Bert and Ernie Gay Marriage? PBS Says No, They’re Puppets Bert and Ernie Gay Marriage? PBS Says No, They’re Puppets
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Who would have believed this? Apparently, suggesting that characters from America’s favorite children’s show should form a homosexual union sparks a lively debate. Go figure. Yesterday, an online petition emerged on popular petition site Change.org. The petition ask supporters to …

Mark Zuckerberg Personally Calls Out Facebook App Mark Zuckerberg Personally Calls Out Facebook App

Recent times have been interesting ones for Facebook developers. Recently, Facebook’s “ban bot” went through and shut down a bunch of Facebook apps for being too spumy. This was based on user feedback, but the problem was that they weren’t …

Free Coffee? Try This Social Experiment Free Coffee? Try This Social Experiment
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Give a penny, take a penny – that’s the concept behind Jonathan Stark’s new “experiment in social sharing.” He has put a picture of his Starbucks card online so that anyone in the world can use his account to purchase …

“Did Somebody Here Text 9-1-1?” “Did Somebody Here Text 9-1-1?”

The FCC wants to improve the infrastructure for 9-1-1 centers in order for them to support text messages, both sent and received, as the committee looks toward the next generation of the emergency call service. While speaking to the Association …

California’s Amazon Tax Law Forces Affiliate Marketer to Move to Nevada California’s Amazon Tax Law Forces Affiliate Marketer to Move to Nevada
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After years of operating a successful comparison shopping site in California, Nick Loper recently had to shut down his business and move to another state to start over. Why? Loper was one of the affiliate marketing victims of the online sales tax law that California passed earlier this summer.

Facebook API Down, Affecting Farmville, Words With Friends and More Facebook API Down, Affecting Farmville, Words With Friends and More
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Facebook is currently dealing with some problems with API response time. Around 4 a.m. this morning, the API response time shot up dramatically and Facebook has been experiencing problems ever since. It appears that the worst part is over, but …

Mozilla Promises Faster Firefox 7 Mozilla Promises Faster Firefox 7
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While Firefox is still looked upon fondly, especially as an alternative to Internet Explorer, it has long been plagued by memory use issues. Things like memory leaks and resource hogging have gone hand-in-hand with Mozilla’s browser. Currently, the browser is …

Will Everyone Be Using 100% Web-Based Signatures in 4 Years? Will Everyone Be Using 100% Web-Based Signatures in 4 Years?
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Last month, Adobe announced that it had acquired EchoSign, a provider of electronic signatures. WebProNews recently discussed the evolution of e-signatures and cloud-contracting and the future of the technology with EchoSign’s Founder and former CEO Jason Lemkin (now working for …

Is Sony Pictures Trying To Help Re-Elect Obama With Bin Laden / Seal Team 6 Movie? Is Sony Pictures Trying To Help Re-Elect Obama With Bin Laden / Seal Team 6 Movie?
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One of the hottest projects in Hollywood is the upcoming untitled Bin Laden / Seal Team 6 movie. The film tells the story of the raid that successfully killed the 9/11 mastermind, Osama Bin Laden. Deadline is reporting that the …

Weather Channel Goes Social With Twitter Integration Weather Channel Goes Social With Twitter Integration
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People have been bitching about the weather since before the age of the internet, but social media has allowed that particular hobby to grow and flourish. The Weather Channel and their weather.com have just launched Weather Channel Social, a platform …

British Prime Minister Discusses Social Media Censorship British Prime Minister Discusses Social Media Censorship
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David Cameron’s country–well, his boss’ country–has been in the grips of some widely-publicized rioting. The story played out over the Internet as the immediacy of modern technology brought us reams of startling images and additional information concerning the chaos. Another …

Hungry Children Being Fed Thanks To StumbleUpon Users Hungry Children Being Fed Thanks To StumbleUpon Users

StumbleUpon is helping feed hungry Somalis at a refugee camp in Kenya. Martin Penner with the World Food Programme spoke in the following video, telling StumbleUpon users, “My colleagues at headquarters have told me that thanks to Stumblers like you, …

PGA Championship 2011 App: Tiger Woods Updates On The Go! PGA Championship 2011 App: Tiger Woods Updates On The Go!

Alright, I know that people care about other aspects of this year’s final major other than Tiger Tiger Woods, ya’ll – but you have to admit that he is once again dominating the media coverage. Not to say that’s any …

Following The PGA Championship Following The PGA Championship
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The final Major of the PGA Tour starts today, and it’s an event that’s not just for TV anymore. Sure, the bulk of the viewership will be done on Saturday and Sunday, but for those of you who are at …

FTC Google Probe: More Details Emerge FTC Google Probe: More Details Emerge
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After various reports that the Federal Trade Commission was going to launch a big investigation into Google’s business practices, this was finally confirmed in late June, though little information was revealed as to what specifically the FTC was looking at. …