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BlackBerry Outage Persists But Is Improving, CEO Issues Apology BlackBerry Outage Persists But Is Improving, CEO Issues Apology
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BlackBerry Services are beginning to be restored in countries around the world following an outage that began in Europe and The Middle East and by Wednesday had spread to the Americas. BlackBerry users all around the world have had problems …

Eric Schmidt on Google+ Eric Schmidt on Google+
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Former Google CEO and current Google Executive Chairman Eric Schmidt has finally appeared on Google+ after being mysteriously absent from the company’s new baby. He’s only got one photo on it so far, but it is awesome. And just in …

BlackBerry, Bacon, and Adobe Reader BlackBerry, Bacon, and Adobe Reader
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Twitter is a wonderful place for one-liners. To be funny on the site, you’ve got to be sharp and practice economy of language. You’ve only got 140 characters to make an impression. And what better way to wind-down the work …

Tower Heist VOD Effort Fails Tower Heist VOD Effort Fails

For those of you wondering when the Internet will put movie theaters out of business, continue holding your breath. Even though the technology for bringing new movie releases directly to the home, bypassing movie theaters and their overpriced concession stands …

Samuel L. Jackson Joins Twitter: Hold On To Your Butts Samuel L. Jackson Joins Twitter: Hold On To Your Butts

The much-loved and frequently quoted Samuel L. Jackson has officially brought his voice to Twitter, and we should all rejoice. Here’s a man who doesn’t just say the word motherf**ker, he owns the word. Samuel L. Jackson has graced some …

Google Jobs, Facebook Insights & Apple User Generosity Google Jobs, Facebook Insights & Apple User Generosity

Today we’re passing along a few infographics we came across looking at what it takes to get a job at Google, the evolution of Facebook Insights, and the generosity of users of different operating systems. See more daily infographic round-ups …

Leaping Bill Gates, Google Prediction API, and Jabba the Hutt Leaping Bill Gates, Google Prediction API, and Jabba the Hutt

When you see Bill Gates, a few things come to mind: billionaire, philanthropy, Windows, etc. One thing that probably doesn’t come to mind is athletic ability, which makes sense. For more daily video round-ups, go here. See Bill Gates leap …

Google’s Search Share Increases, Bing And Yahoo’s Don’t Google’s Search Share Increases, Bing And Yahoo’s Don’t
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The latest report from Hitwise concerning search volume shows Google still dominates search. Surprise, surprise. In other news, water is still wet and grass is still green. Flippancy aside, Google is dominating search with such a lead, it’s akin to …

Google+ Gets Real-Time Search, Improved Hashtag Support Google+ Gets Real-Time Search, Improved Hashtag Support
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It seems like just yesterday when we were talking about how Topsy was doing Google+ search better than Google, as the company announced realtime (and other) Google+ search results. As a matter of fact, it was yesterday. Now, Google has …

iOS 5 Released (Officially): 200+ New Features iOS 5 Released (Officially): 200+ New Features

Two days before the official launch of the iPhone 4S, Apple has made the brand new iOS 5 available for download. According to Apple, there are over 200 new features in the new OS. The feature that seems to be …

Tips for Diagnosing A Drop In Google Rankings, From Matt Cutts Tips for Diagnosing A Drop In Google Rankings, From Matt Cutts
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Google has posted a new Webmaster Help video. As usual, Head of Web Spam Matt Cutts has answered a user-submitted question. The question is: “When you notice a drastic drop in your rankings and traffic from Google, what process would …

Foursquare Joins The iOS 5 Release Party With “Radar” Foursquare Joins The iOS 5 Release Party With “Radar”
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Today, Apple released their highly-anticipated iOS 5 update. To a lesser degree of buzz, Foursquare released an update to their app, version 4.0. And it looks like Foursquare v4.0 is going to make good use of that iOS 5 update. …

Visualizing What Regions Don’t Use Facebook Visualizing What Regions Don’t Use Facebook
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There’s no doubting the popularity and Facebook, nor the incredible rate at which Facebook members consume their various status updates. However, Facebook’s dominance is not on a worldwide scale, as some regions of the globe — for instance, China’s territory …

Googler Calls Google+ a “Knee-Jerk Reaction” and “A Study in Short-term Thinking” Googler Calls Google+ a “Knee-Jerk Reaction” and “A Study in Short-term Thinking”
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Consider this a lesson in how not to use Google+. And to think, the Circles feature was designed to give you more control over who sees what… A Google software engineer, Steve Yegge, had some less than favorable things to …

BlackBerry Services Down For North American Users BlackBerry Services Down For North American Users
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A disruption that has been going on for three days now has spread from Europe and the Middle East to North America today, as users are experiencing problems with many BlackBerry services. On Monday, European, Middle Eastern and African users …

Google+ Photos Take Over For Picasa Web Albums (Kind of) Google+ Photos Take Over For Picasa Web Albums (Kind of)

Google seems to be on its way to doing what should have been done a long time ago in my opinion – unifying its products into one Google brand. Some Google users started noticing last night that when they went …

For Businesses, Twitter Interaction With Customers Pays Off For Businesses, Twitter Interaction With Customers Pays Off
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For companies, there are plenty of reasons to maintain an active Twitter presence. Once you establish yourself on the network and begin to accumulate followers, you can use it for publicity purposes – to give your customers news and information …

Google and Amazon: The Next Great Tech Rivalry? Google and Amazon: The Next Great Tech Rivalry?
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Microsoft and Yahoo have been Google’s main rivals for years. As Google has expanded into more and more product areas, it has taken on plenty of competition in a wide variety of industries. Apple and Facebook are two of its …

PlayStation Network Hacked Again, 93,000 Affected PlayStation Network Hacked Again, 93,000 Affected
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I’m sure you are saying, “Oh God, not again…” Sony has announced on the PlayStation Blog that thousands of user IDs and passwords have been compromised, about two-thirds of which are from the Sony Entertainment Network and PlayStation Network and …

Gumby Google Doodle Celebrates Art Clokey Gumby Google Doodle Celebrates Art Clokey
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“If you have a heart, then Gumby’s a pal for you.” Today’s Google Doodle is an animated delight, and it lives up to the high mark set by past animated Google Doodles that have graced our homepages in the last …

iOS 5 Releases Today, iCloud Already Live iOS 5 Releases Today, iCloud Already Live

Apple has made iCloud live at iCloud.com. It obviously requires an Apple ID to access, but you also must have the iOS 5 update as well. That has not been rolled out to all just yet, but it comes today. …

Columbus Day, Christopher Columbus Feel The Twitter Backlash Columbus Day, Christopher Columbus Feel The Twitter Backlash
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Today is the second Monday in October, which means that it is Columbus Day in the United States. The day became a federal holiday in 1937 and to many it honors explorer Christopher Columbus’ voyage to the Americas in 1492. …

Tim Tebow, National Coming Out Day, and Chris Gaines Tim Tebow, National Coming Out Day, and Chris Gaines

Twitter is a wonderful place for one-liners. To be funny on the site, you’ve got to be sharp and practice economy of language. You’ve only got 140 characters to make an impression. And what better way to wind-down the work …

Google Panda Update: More Recovery Than Usual Following Recent Tweaks? Google Panda Update: More Recovery Than Usual Following Recent Tweaks?
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Last week, SearchMetrics posted lists of what it found to be the top winners and losers from Google’s recent Panda update iteration (commonly referred to as Panda 2.5). Now, the firm has released new SEO Visibility data indicating that large …