Blizzard Announces 600 Layoffs, WoW Team Not Impacted

Earlier today Blizzard announced that it had laid off 900 employees from various departments. Blizzard then clarified by saying “Constant evaluation of teams and processes is necessary for the long-term health of any business. Over the last several years, we’ve…

Facebook Timeline for Brands – Businesses React On Twitter

Earlier today, Chris Gabbard did an article about the new Facebook Timeline For Brands. This is a more business-centric version of Facebook’s ubiquitous Timeline layout. Facebook plans to have all personal and brand pages running on Timeline by the end…

SXSW Band Demographics

According to research by Sonos, the 2012 South By Southwest showcase will attract 500 bands to Austin, TX – from all over the place. The charts below show the bands’ origins worldwide, as well as where outfits are coming from…

Amazon Kindle Owners’ Lending Library Hits 100,000 Titles and Grows Royalties for Authors

One million Kindle Direct Publishing (KDP) select books have been borrowed since the launch of the Kindle Owners’ Lending Library program in November. The library now houses over 100,000 books, which is a huge increase considering the library started out…

The $35 PC Raspberry Pi Sells Out In Minutes

Linux based Raspberry Pi sold out yesterday and crashed makers Premier Farnell or RS Components websites. The revolutionary PC is the size of a credit card and features a USB port for a keyboard, Ethernet port, SD card slot, and…

Brad Keselowski Using Twitter During Daytona 500 Approved By NASCAR

Brad Keselowski made history on Monday when he began tweeting from inside his car during some downtime at the Daytona 500. It was thought that Keselowski would be reprimanded as he was tweeting on the race track even though the…

Florida Man Threatens Obama On Facebook

A miami, Florida resident has been taken into custody by Secret Service agents after posting a series of threatening messages on Facebook regarding President Obama’s forthcoming visit to University of Miami. The messages were posted on Facebook via the account…

Feds Indict Former Online Gambling Billionaire

On Tuesday, Federal prosecutors in Baltimore released an indictment against Calvin Ayre, the Canadian founder of Bodog, one of the biggest gambling sites on the interent. Ayre is accused of running an illegal gambling business and conspiring to commit money…

Apple Reaches $500 Billion Market Value

Apple’s market capitalization surged past the $500 billion mark today as the company’s stock price hit $542 per share. Due in large part to the rumors swirling around the iPad 3, Apple’s stock has been on a dramatic upswing in…

ESPN’s Facebook Page To Stream Conference Basketball Tourneys

March Madness technically doesn’t begin until the NCAA Tourney tips off March 13th (play-in game) or March 15th (the real games), but to me, March Madness definitely encompasses the conference tournaments that play such a big role in who gets…