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Which TV Shows are the Most Social? Which TV Shows are the Most Social?
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The relationship between social media and television has begun to intensify, and why not? The two seem like a match made in heaven. What could possibly provide a better outlet for discussing your favorite TV shows and connecting with not …

Google ‘News Near You’ Comes to Mobile Google ‘News Near You’ Comes to Mobile
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Google began aggregating local news in its Google News service in 2008.  When it first began, users typed in a city name or zip code and viola! News from their specific area was now available from a huge variety of …

Drudge Report Hires Charles Hurt
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Matt Drudge’s little news aggregation site that could has turned into quite the powerhouse on the web. Begun in 1997, it attained huge notoriety in 1998 when it was the first to report on the Lewinsky scandal. As big as …

Friday The 13th, Through The Eyes of Twitter Friday The 13th, Through The Eyes of Twitter

While it’s doubtful most people know the origins of the Friday the 13th legend — guilty — there’s no denying the fact that when a Friday falls on the 13th, there’s the slightest sense of dread in the air, as …

Ashton Kutcher Replaces Charlie Sheen: Twitter Responds Ashton Kutcher Replaces Charlie Sheen: Twitter Responds
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If you haven’t heard yet, Demi Moore’s husband will being replacing Charlie Sheen on the CBS hit comedy Two and a Half Men. You may not have heard this either, but Charlie Sheen has been having some…issues. And because of …

The Return of Blogger The Return of Blogger
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Fear not, those of you who haven’t migrated over to the WordPress environment because Blogger.com and all of its services is back. After a substantial outing, Google’s blog service is operational once again, and deleted posts have begun returning. While …

Did Comcast Help Restore Pirate Bay Connections? Did Comcast Help Restore Pirate Bay Connections?
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Following up to yesterday’s Comcast/Pirate Bay confusion, it was claimed that Comcast helped restore connections to the Pirate Bay, the notorious bittorrent site. Evidently, there was some confusion as to what happened and what Comcast was given credit for. Did …

LimeWire and RIAA Settle for $105 Million LimeWire and RIAA Settle for $105 Million
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Late last night, the legal battles between LimeWire and the Recording Industry Association of America have reportedly ended. The P2P client will pay record labels $105 million in damages stemming from illegal file sharing. This out-of-court settlement with 13 different …

Dunkin Donuts Twitter Promotion Celebrates Apple Pie Day Dunkin Donuts Twitter Promotion Celebrates Apple Pie Day
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I bet you didn’t know that today is Apple Pie Day? Oh, wait – you did? Well, how patriotic of you. In order to celebrate this great day for our union, breakfast superstars Dunkin Donuts is running a contest on …

Local.com Adds Deals Service, Location Data, & Ad Unit to Its Offerings Local.com Adds Deals Service, Location Data, & Ad Unit to Its Offerings

Local search is quickly turning into the first place that people go when they search for information online. In fact, it is impacting users so much that search veteran Bruce Clay actually predicted that Google would become a local search engine. He said this to us back in November, “Two years from now, Google will be, predominantly, a local search engine.”

Future iPhones to Include Speech-To-Text and Text-To-Speech? Future iPhones to Include Speech-To-Text and Text-To-Speech?
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Ever been in a loud room and unable to understand your friend over the phone? What if they could instead convert their voice communication to a text? This may be possible on upcoming iOS devices, according to a new Apple …

Hulu, Networks to Reach New Deal Hulu, Networks to Reach New Deal

It looks like Hulu will remain a strong force in the streaming content wars. The company is apparently very close to a new deal with its company overlords News Corp., Disney and NBC Universal to continue to stream FOX, NBC …

The Taliban on Twitter The Taliban on Twitter
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It might surprise you to learn that the Taliban, the Islamic fundamentalist group most notable for their harboring Osama bin Laden and his Al-Qaeda network, is on Twitter. The account, @alemarahweb, is linked to the official website of the Islamic …

Google Chromebooks: How Will They Impact the Antivirus Industry? Google Chromebooks: How Will They Impact the Antivirus Industry?
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Google has been touting the security features of its Chrome OS operating system since it was unveiled last year. Google hopes that both consumers and businesses will go for web-based computing model the operating system offers, which includes instant updates …

People Who “Check-in” Are Young, Most Likely Android or iPhone Owners People Who “Check-in” Are Young, Most Likely Android or iPhone Owners

A study put out today by comScore sheds some light on who is doing the majority of the “checking-in” in the U.S. The statistics were derived from the 16.7 million mobile users than use location-based services and check-in with Facebook …

SEO Isn’t A Fairy Tale SEO Isn’t A Fairy Tale
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There are many reasons companies invest in Search Engine Optimization ranging from a desire to attract new customers through online marketing channels to diversifying customer acquisition to ego.  That’s right, ego. Not every marketer makes SEO investment decisions based on …

Does the Number of Ads on Your Website Affect Your Linkability? Does the Number of Ads on Your Website Affect Your Linkability?
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Does the number of ads on your website affect it’s linkability? IMHO, yes it does. I do most of my reading on my iPad, using either Ziteapp or Instapaper. Both of these tools do a good job of stripping the …

Netflix App Launched on Android Netflix App Launched on Android
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On the official Netflix blog, Roma De from the product team has an exciting announcement for Netflix lovers with Android phones: They have begun to roll out a Netflix app for the platform. And like the iOS app, it is …

Facebook Security Features Crack Down on Scams and Spam Facebook Security Features Crack Down on Scams and Spam

Facebook Announced the launch of some new security features today. First off, Facebook announced a partnership with Web of Trust, a tool that tells users what sites can be trusted, based on ratings from community members. “Facebook already has a …

Social Media Roundup: Users Young, Drunk and Banned at Work Social Media Roundup: Users Young, Drunk and Banned at Work
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A handful of reports have emerged that share some interesting things about social media, both in the U.S. and the UK. Among the general findings: millions of Facebook users under the minimum age, there may be a link between social …

6 Ways To Use Google Analytics To Find “Golden Opportunities” To Improve Your Website 6 Ways To Use Google Analytics To Find “Golden Opportunities” To Improve Your Website
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Most websites have a few “golden opportunities” lurking just below the surface – simple strategies or changes you can implement to improve revenue. Identifying and taking advantage of these opportunities can result in significant improvements in traffic and conversions for …

UFC to Give Twitter Bonuses UFC to Give Twitter Bonuses
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The two worlds of social media and professional athletes have not always played well together. Back in the day, organizations had better control over what their athletes said to the public. Statements were either issued in a press release or …

Inside Network Bought For $14 Million By Alan Meckler’s WebMediaBrands Inside Network Bought For $14 Million By Alan Meckler’s WebMediaBrands
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WebMediaBrands announced today that it has acquired Inside Network, the publishing company that publishes Inside Facebook, as well as Inside Social Games and Inside Mobile Apps. The price: $7.5 million in cash and 4,183,130 shares of the common stock ($6.5 …

Facebook Caught Trying to Smear Google Privacy Practices From the Shadows Facebook Caught Trying to Smear Google Privacy Practices From the Shadows
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If you’re still not convinced that Facebook and Google are competitors, this story should make you think twice. According to reports, Facebook hired the PR firm Burson-Marsteller to seek prominent publications and bloggers to blast Google over privacy concerns. Obviously …