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Google Tags Are No More Google Tags Are No More
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After about a year of testing, Google has decided to get rid of its Tag advertising program for Google Places. The program allowed advertisers to highlight their organic listings with yellow tags showing offers, photos, videos, menus, reservations, etc. for …

Cisco Acquires newScale, Cloud Service Catalog Provider

Update (04/15): Cisco announced today that it has closed the acquisition. Original Article (03/29): Cisco announced its intent to acquire newScale, a “self-service, service catalog, and lifecycle management software” provider for cloud-based IT. The above video does a pretty good …

Public Engagement Takes More Than One Media Platform Public Engagement Takes More Than One Media Platform
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There was a full house at the The Kenneth Owler-Smith Symposium at the Annenberg School for Communication and Journalism at USC last night.  Steve Rubel of Edelman spoke about how PR and journalism are changing and the need for companies …

Huge Pac-Man Game Chomps at IE 9 Huge Pac-Man Game Chomps at IE 9
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It’s becoming quite common nowadays to show off when a discussing Internet browsers, especially when they launch. From Mozilla’s love of infographics and cool-looking maps, to Google’s use of “pop-up” reminders for visitors who show up sporting anything but Chrome, …

President Obama Laments White House Technology President Obama Laments White House Technology
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It has been reported that the city of Washington D.C. is Blackberry addicted.  Well, at least the government.  When the status of a government shutdown was looming last week, congressional staffers were freaking out at the proposition of having to …

Can Google Ignore Facebook And Stay On Top? Can Google Ignore Facebook And Stay On Top?
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Google has been doing a lot to make search more social, but the search giant continues to leave out your friends’ Facebook content from its results. Sure, you may find people from your social circle (as defined by Google) in …

Smartphones Grabbing Share in Portable Gaming Market Smartphones Grabbing Share in Portable Gaming Market
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People are using their smartphones as platforms for gaming at a fast growing rate, according to data published by Flurry Analytics. In 2009, iOS game sales accounted for 19% of the portable game revenue, according to Flurry.  In 2010, once …

Google Hit By Antitrust Complaints In South Korea Google Hit By Antitrust Complaints In South Korea
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Google’s antitrust lawyers – who were probably already working overtime to deal with threats in the U.S. and Europe – may soon need to brush up on South Korean law, as well.  Two large Korean Internet companies have filed a …

Living Social Offers Dollar Lunches in Washington D.C. Living Social Offers Dollar Lunches in Washington D.C.
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LivingSocial has a slew of dollar lunch deals today for people in Washington D.C. Beleive it or not, they’re selling out like hotcakes. The deals are incredibly popular, as you can imagine. The company is also living up to the …

Google: Android Apps Installed Tops 3 Billion Google: Android Apps Installed Tops 3 Billion
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Yesterday Google released its Q1 earning report, and to the disappointment of investors they did not blow it out of the water.  While reporting a boost in net revenue over the projected amount, Google reported an earnings per share of …

Opponents Say McCain-Kerry Bill Would Limit the Internet Opponents Say McCain-Kerry Bill Would Limit the Internet
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A new privacy bill introduced earlier this week has a lot of people talking. The bipartisan proposal introduced by Senators McCain and Kerry would create the nation’s first comprehensive privacy law.

Reservoir Birds Channels Tarantino, Angry Birds Reservoir Birds Channels Tarantino, Angry Birds

Here’s some Friday fun for you, the readers: The popularity of the award-winning game/application “Angry Birds” is undeniable. It’s already considered the best iPhone game for 2011 by one publication; meanwhile, the year has eight more months to go before …

Record Store Day Releases Hit eBay Early Record Store Day Releases Hit eBay Early
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Record Store Day is on Saturday, April 16. This is a day when record stores and music artists come together to celebrate music and the continued existence of albums that you can hold in your hand, in the digital age. …

Google Price Targets Cut After Q1 Earnings Report Google Price Targets Cut After Q1 Earnings Report
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After the markets closed yesterday afternoon, Google delivered its first quarter earnings report, and investors reacted with dismay.  Unfortunately for the company, that wasn’t close to the end of things, as Google’s stock continues to dive this morning and a …

Ndamukong Suh Tweetup Aims to Break Guinness World Record

Detroit Lions Defensive Tackle Ndamukong Suh announced via Twitter and TwitVid that he is setting out to lead the world’s largest tweetup this weekend, to break the current Guinness World Record. Suh calls upon fans to join him Saturday at …

Content Discovery Trends Content Discovery Trends

Related link widget providers Outbrain have just released to their blog their first ever study of content discovery trends. How do people access content across the internet? While search still drives the majority of content discovery, social media is beginning …

Latest Google Doodle Celebrates Charlie Chaplin Latest Google Doodle Celebrates Charlie Chaplin
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Google’s latest celebration doodle is rolling out to countries that are a day ahead of the United States — in this case, Google’s latest celebratory logo/mash-up appears on Saturday, April 16th. The focus of Google’s doodle-based acknowledgment is silent film …

Twitter’s Biz Stone Calls Out Fortune Magazine Twitter’s Biz Stone Calls Out Fortune Magazine
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Fortune Magazine put out an article called Trouble@Twitter as its cover story, complete with the web-based counterpart to make sure people actually read it. The story talks about the “revolving doors” of leadership at Twitter and other issues. Specifically, the …

Groupon IPO May Involve Goldman Sachs, Morgan Stanley Groupon IPO May Involve Goldman Sachs, Morgan Stanley
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Groupon’s plan to go public appears to be moving forward yet again.  Although nothing’s been confirmed through official channels, new reports indicate the company’s picked Goldman Sachs and Morgan Stanley to underwrite its IPO, and there are new rumors about …

Water for Elephants, Color App Partner Up for Premiere Water for Elephants, Color App Partner Up for Premiere

The new film “Water for Elephants” releases wide next Friday, but excited fans will have the chance to experience the world premiere much sooner. @colorColorFox, Color App Partner for ‘Water for Elephants’ Premiere (Exclusive) – The Hollywood Reporter http://t.co/VnD0gaO 9 …

mSpot Movie Rental Prices Get Cheaper as Competition Escalates mSpot Movie Rental Prices Get Cheaper as Competition Escalates

When Amazon announced its Cloud Drive and music player services 5GB of storage for free, mSpot knew it had to act. The company quickly announced that it would also be giving users 5GB of free space. Now mSpot has lowered …

Google Falls Short With Q1 Earnings Report Google Falls Short With Q1 Earnings Report
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Search giant Google released its first quarter earnings report this afternoon, but unfortunately for new CEO Larry Page, the company didn’t quite repeat past performances.  Google failed to meet analysts’ estimates in at least one respect, and investors are now …

Coachella 2011 Streaming Live on YouTube Coachella 2011 Streaming Live on YouTube
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Coachella 2011 starts on Friday, and there are a lot of good musical acts there, but luckily for those of us who don’t get to attend, we can still watch it online. The popular music and arts festival is streaming …

Twitter, Stephen Colbert and Jon Kyl Twitter, Stephen Colbert and Jon Kyl
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Quite often the world of politics and comedy crash together and yield great results.  Both Bill Clinton and his indiscretions and George W. Bush and his inability to pronounce became classic fodder for anyone looking to generate laughs.  With technology …