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LinkNotify Makes Facebook Better for Content Discovery LinkNotify Makes Facebook Better for Content Discovery
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LinkNotify is a free service that lets you see links your friends share on Facebook, without all of the noise that surrounds them in your actual Facebook feed. Facebook is for friends, and LinkNotify is for content, but content that …

What Not to Do When Creating Mobile Apps
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Businesses seem to struggle with building mobile applications. Sometimes it seems they rush to get a mobile product up, and other times, they seem to use exactly what they have, which doesn’t usually work on mobile devices.

The Bing Opportunity: Be the Anti-Google
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I have had several discussions over the past few weeks with Stefan Weitz, director of search for Bing, and Andy Chu, director of product management, Bing for mobile, about some pretty cool things on the horizon for Bing. We can’t …

April Fools Gmail Motion Prank From Google: Hilarious April Fools Gmail Motion Prank From Google: Hilarious
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Gmail Motion, one of Google’s numerous April Fools gags, has captured the imagination of the web. Google says Gmail Motion uses your computer’s webcam and the company’s “patented spatial tracking technology” to detect your movements and translate them into meaningful …

Google Tackles SSL Certificate Security Google Tackles SSL Certificate Security
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Less than a month ago, a security incident involving SSL certificates and at least one Iranian hacker took place, startling more than a few experts in the process. Now, demonstrating its technical expertise and general goodwill (along with a sense …

PR Newswire Releases Facebook Engagement Tools PR Newswire Releases Facebook Engagement Tools
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PR Newswire said today it is introducing social engagement tools that allow for the integration of custom Facebook pages to improve PR and marketing efforts. The tools allow organizations to improve their Facebook presence, engage with their existing fans and …

Bryn Mawr College Enjoys Internet April Fools Fun Bryn Mawr College Enjoys Internet April Fools Fun

I’m not sure there’s a “holiday” that gets more Internet love than April Fool’s Day. Sure, the Halloween, Thanksgiving, and Christmas holidays are well represented on net, in the way of site designs and the like, but they don’t get …

YouTube – Viacom Brief Filed YouTube – Viacom Brief Filed

In case anyone was wondering, YouTube hasn’t decided to wave a white flag with respect to the legal battle that Viacom started in early 2007.  Indeed, lawyers representing the site have filed a new 94-page document defending YouTube’s approach to …

People in London Love To Twitter People in London Love To Twitter
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As discussed earlier, tracking the mountainous amounts of social media data is getting much, much easier as more and more companies include geospatial options in their services. Another process involves animating some of this data, overlaying on a map to …

Firefox 4 Downloads Surpass 50 Million Firefox 4 Downloads Surpass 50 Million
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The Firefox 4 web browser has proven to be a big hit for Mozilla. At the time of this writing, 52,204,769 people have downloaded Firefox 4. Europe has the highest number of users with 20,365,540. North America has 16,688,275, and …

Microsoft: IE9 Adoption Rate Five Times Higher Than IE8′s Microsoft: IE9 Adoption Rate Five Times Higher Than IE8′s
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Internet Explorer 9 got off to a good start in terms of impressing reviewers, and it’s also doing rather well in terms of winning over users, according to new data from Microsoft.  A Microsoft employee indicated this morning that IE9′s …

Facebook, Zuckerberg Sued Over “Third Palestinian Intifada” Page Facebook, Zuckerberg Sued Over “Third Palestinian Intifada” Page
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This week, we told you about the public outcry against a Facebook page titled “Third Palestinian Intifada.” Many, including the Anti-Defamation League, demanded that Facebook remove the page, as it promoted a violent uprising against Jews in Jerusalem on May …

Rockmelt Browser Gets New Facebook, Twitter Features in Beta 2 Rockmelt Browser Gets New Facebook, Twitter Features in Beta 2
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The web browser market is as competitive as ever, as millions of people continue to download Firefox 4 and Microsoft and Google continue to improve Internet Explorer and Chrome respectively. Rockmelt, which puts the browsing experience on social – which …

March Madness Google Searchers Focus on VCU March Madness Google Searchers Focus on VCU

The Final Four is this weekend, as college basketball does its best to hold off the oncoming doom of an overlong Major League Baseball season. It’s the culmination of a crazy season, a weirdness that’s been personified by the teams …

Premium Video on Demand: $30 Movie Rentals On the Way Premium Video on Demand: $30 Movie Rentals On the Way
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This is not an April Fool’s joke.  I repeat, this is not an April Fool’s joke.  Much to the chagrin of theater owners, four major Hollywood studios have decided to unveil their own premium on-demand service, charging $30 a pop. …

April Fools Day At Google 2011 April Fools Day At Google 2011
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Gmail Motion and Google Docs Motion top the list. “To use Gmail Motion, you’ll need a computer with a built-in webcam,” explains Gmail Product Manager Paul McDonald. “Once you enable Gmail Motion from the Settings page, Gmail will enable your …

Creepy Takes the Work out of Stalking

As the integration of social media continues unabated, there are questions and concerns regarding the reams of data in regards to the geoweb. Be it check-in services like Foursquare or services like Twitter, which also features location-based data, provided the …

Facebook Retools Mobile Site Facebook Retools Mobile Site
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Some mobile phones don’t do much more than make and receive phone calls and texts.  Others almost function as pocket-sized computers.  But engineers have now made interesting changes to Facebook’s primary mobile site (m.facebook.com) that should allow it to better …

The 5 Models Of Content Curation
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Curation has always been an underrated form of creation. The Getty Center in Los Angeles is one of the most frequently visited museums in America – and started as a private art collection from one man (J. Paul Getty) who …

LikeAudience: Facebook Demographics for Work or Play
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A new tool in its very early stages of development allows you a window into the demographics of Facebook. More specifically, what attributes characterize the fans of certain pages. LikeAudience lets you find out things like the intelligence level of …

Netflix Reaches Deal With Fox To Stream “Glee” Netflix Reaches Deal With Fox To Stream “Glee”

Netflix said today it has expanded its distribution deal with Twentieth Century Fox to make more TV shows available for instant streaming. Under the agreement Netflix is providing its members access to the first season of “Glee” and the first …

GoDaddy Elephant Slaughter Draws Massive Backlash GoDaddy Elephant Slaughter Draws Massive Backlash
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GoDaddy CEO Bob Parsons may need a lesson in online reputation management. Lesson 1: Don’t kill elephants. Lesson 2: If you do kill an elephant, don’t post a video about it on the web. 3: If you do kill an …

eBay Local Features Contribute to Dramatic Expansion of E-Commerce Giant eBay Local Features Contribute to Dramatic Expansion of E-Commerce Giant
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We appear to have entered a whole new era for eBay. One that will go more head-to-head with Amazon, and one that will place a new added focus on local. First, the real news – the local part. You may …

Google Improves Mobile Search Results For Stocks

We seem to have by and large gotten past the period in which investors lived in constant fear of crashes; people no longer use terms like “double dip” and “depression” on an everyday basis.  There will never come a time …