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PlayStation Vita Launch Pushed to 2012 PlayStation Vita Launch Pushed to 2012

It looks like American and European gamers are going to have to wait a little longer than expected to get their hands on Sony’s new handheld device. The PlayStation Vita will launch in the U.S. and Europe sometime in early …

Mobile Device “Addiction” Grips The UK Mobile Device “Addiction” Grips The UK
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A new study from Ofcom shows us the answer to the “Sex, Showers, Chocolate, or Smartphones?” question asked by Josh earlier today, at least in Britain, anyway. In the case of British mobile device users, apparently, these users would have …

Google Refreshes Spam Reporting Google Refreshes Spam Reporting
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Google’s head of web spam Matt Cutts tweeted that the company has refreshed its spam report form. He calls it the biggest refresh in 10 years. Side note: It’s worth pointing out that he used Twitter to announce this. I …

International IPA Day (#IPADay) Promotes Craft Beer With Social Media International IPA Day (#IPADay) Promotes Craft Beer With Social Media
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Today is truly a wonderful day. Not only because Thursday is the new Friday, but because today celebrates one of the most popular (and my personal favorite) style of craft beer, the India Pale Ale. Today, August 4th is International …

Video and Images Dominate Google Universal Search Results Video and Images Dominate Google Universal Search Results
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Searchmetrics has released a new study showing how universal search can help marketers in search visibility. This certainly isn’t a groundbreaking concept. We’ve discussed this plenty in the past, but the firm shares universal search data, which it has used …

Blink 182 Has Fun With YouTube Copyright Infringement Blink 182 Has Fun With YouTube Copyright Infringement

Fair use is an issue that will not have much resolution going forward. Users want to have some creative control over songs they own, and the governing bodies that by have a much more strict approach to that practice. It’s …

Yahoo-Microsoft Search Alliance Is Backfiring, According to Analyst Yahoo-Microsoft Search Alliance Is Backfiring, According to Analyst
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When Microsoft and Yahoo partnered in a search alliance just over 2 years ago, there were some naysayers, but there was also some optimism. The companies hoped that it would put them in a better position against Google.

Police Academy’s Bubba Smith Dies, Twitter Says Goodbye Police Academy’s Bubba Smith Dies, Twitter Says Goodbye

NFL Football star and successful actor Bubba Smith died last night at the age of 66. The top overall pick of the 1967 draft enjoyed an illustrious football career, winning a Super Bowl in 1971 with the Baltimore Colts. He …

More Android Phones To Get Skype Video Chat More Android Phones To Get Skype Video Chat
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While Google is fighting everybody in the tech industry–at least it seems that way–over Android patents, the mobile device operating system received some additional usability, thanks to the Skype 2.1 application update. Actually, Skype’s video chat service was already supported …

Google Realtime Search Will Be Back, Google+ Search in the Works Google Realtime Search Will Be Back, Google+ Search in the Works
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Last month, Google’s Realtime Search feature went away. This was the result of Google and Twitter failing to come to terms on Google’s use of the Twitter firehose, which allowed Google to tap into tweets in realtime. Twitter did not …

The Tim Tebow Twitter Feud The Tim Tebow Twitter Feud
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Tim Tebow. The name alone conjures up all kinds of reactions, especially to sports fans. His success on the college football field, coupled with the interest in seeming succeed and/or fail on the professional level is just one of the …

Sex, Showers, Chocolate, or Smartphones? Sex, Showers, Chocolate, or Smartphones?

Smartphones have made the transition from luxury to necessity. Think about what we rely on our smart devices for – phones calls, text messages, calendar, social media, games, web browsing, the weather, camera, maps…the list is endless. What would the …

Will Google+ Catch Facebook? Developers Say Yes Will Google+ Catch Facebook? Developers Say Yes
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Despite my documented skepticism, it is impossible to deny that Google+ is gripping the world of social media. Still in a testing phase, the new social network has already attracted 25 million users – users that are very excited about …

Zuckerberg Leaves Facebook Zuckerberg Leaves Facebook

If a report from All Things D is true, and it looks like it probably is, considering that the letter of resignation is embedded in the piece, Randi Zuckerberg, Facebook’s director of marketing, who also happens to be the sister …

HBO Go Coming To, Um, Television? HBO Go Coming To, Um, Television?
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HBO’s online on demand service, HBO Go, is already available on computers and mobile devices, but soon, you’ll be able to watch HBO on your televi… (trails off). But wait, can’t you already do that? Isn’t HBO On Demand already …

Test Site Search and Navigation Pages to Optimize Conversions Test Site Search and Navigation Pages to Optimize Conversions
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If you’ve invested time and energy in effective, relevant, results-oriented site search and navigation, you’ve likely seen an impact on your web site – higher conversions, larger orders, more page views, less complaints and even lower abandonment rates for people …

iPad Magazine: AOL Launches Editions iPad Magazine: AOL Launches Editions

AOL officially launched its iPad-exclusive magazine today. It’s called Editions. They’re not exactly following the trail blazed by News Corp.’s The Daily. Editions is free, and it’s content is personalize for each user. AOL bills the daily publication as “The …

Instagram Milestone: 150 Million Photos Instagram Milestone: 150 Million Photos

I’ll preface this post by saying that I am a total Instagram fanboy. No shame. What I first downloaded on a whim has earned a place on my mobile device home screen. It’s an app that I find myself checking …

Flowchart: The Cycle of an Internet Argument Flowchart: The Cycle of an Internet Argument
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Arguing and the Internet go together like cheese and crackers. Whether it’s a back-and-forth over favorite movies, songs, drummers, teams, players, women, men, politics–you name it–it’s a phenomenon like none other when you combine passionate subjects and Internet anonymity. In …

EFF Moves For Dismissal of Key Righthaven Case EFF Moves For Dismissal of Key Righthaven Case

The Electronic Frontier Foundation (EFF), which has been aiding various defendants in copyright lawsuits brought by Righthaven (commonly referred to as a “copyright troll”), and has filed an amicus brief in support of a defendant moving to dismiss the RIghthaven …

Ashton Kutcher’s Two and a Half Men Role: Internet Mogul Ashton Kutcher’s Two and a Half Men Role: Internet Mogul
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Ever since Charlie Sheen was dumped from his hit CBS show Two and a Half Men for certain…indiscretions, and Ashton Kutcher was unveiled as his replacement, people have been wondering how the transition would work. How would Sheen’s character get …

Making The Googlebot Fetch With URL Submission Making The Googlebot Fetch With URL Submission
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Is there some new content and/or a new site you want Google to notice sooner rather than later? Well, there’s an official Google utility for that. With the Fetch as Googlebot URL submission tool, site owners can now directly request …

Operation Shady RAT – McAfee Says Over 70 Organizations Breached By Remote Access Tool Operation Shady RAT – McAfee Says Over 70 Organizations Breached By Remote Access Tool

McAfee has put out a report called “Revealed: Operation Shady RAT,” which details an investigation of what is being called the “biggest-ever series of cyber attacks”. The report, authored by McAfee VP Threat Research, Dmitri Alperovitch, discusses the investigation of …

Yahoo Mail Down (For Some) – Users Considering Gmail Yahoo Mail Down (For Some) – Users Considering Gmail
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Some users of Yahoo services, and Yahoo Mail in particular are currently experiencing outages. Many have taken to Twitter to voice their complaints. An apparently official statement from Yahoo on the matter is making the rounds on Twitter as well. …