Apple Store Helps Japanese In Need

We are constantly being inundated with reports on how technology is making the world a cold, desolate place. That is why it is so nice when a story comes along about tech and social media that shows its true connective…

Making a Jumbotron Out of Mobile Devices

Hacks, mash ups and other alterations clearly rule the world of technology. So much so, in fact, that improving upon on third party creations and finding new levels of usability is commonplace and expected. That being said, every so often,…

Google Toughens Stance On Counterfeit Goods

Counterfeit goods tend not to make anyone happy in the long run.  Buyers are frustrated when logos rub off and products fall apart.  Manufacturers don’t like the cheap competition.  And organizations that help connect the two come under fire from…

eBay Makes Listings Free For Up To 50 Items

eBay said today, for the first time, it is making it free to list up to 50 items per month in auctions at any start price, and free to add the “Buy it Now” option to those listings. Starting on…

Netflix Crushing the Competition

Watching movies at home is getting easier and easier, but that doesn’t mean consumers are spreading around their sources. In a press release earlier today, global retail market researcher NPD Group reports that the lion’s share of downloaded and streamed…

Google Mobile Payment Service Tests Rumored

The idea of waving your phone around to pay for something may come one step closer to widespread, in-the-U.S. reality this summer thanks to Google. Rumors indicate the search giant intends to test a mobile payment service in New York…

Zynga Entices Gamers With RewardVille

Zynga, the social game developer behind the popular FarmVille, has launched an online rewards program called RewardVille. RewardVille offers players the ability to earn Zynga-level points and coins, and access exclusive limited edition virtual goods from multiple games. “With RewardVille,…

NBA Referee Calls Foul On Reporter Tweet

The relationship between sports referees and fans/followers of sport has been, at best, a contentious one filled with unending amounts of distrust, at least from the perspective of those doing the sports-watching. Every bad call, every missed call and every…

FIRED: Gilbert Gotfried No Longer Voice of Aflac Duck

Comedian Gilbert Gotfried is known for his censor-less humor when it comes to delicate subject matters, we all remember his infamous 9/11 joke, right? Now his crass sense of humor, this time via Twitter, has gotten him fired from Aflac,…

Flickr’s Head Of Product Set To Leave

One of Yahoo’s strongest properties will soon lose its head of product. Late yesterday, Matthew Rothenberg announced that he’s leaving Flickr after working at the organization for about five years. To head off speculation, this move doesn’t necessarily relate to…