Google Launches New App Called “Spaces” To Improve Sharing

Google announced on their official blog today a new application called “Spaces”, a tool for small group sharing. It’s like an instant Google+ group, but of course it’s not Google+. Google says it built Spaces to make it easier for…

Warren Buffett Interested In Financing Yahoo Acquisition

Berkshire Hathaway Chairman and CEO Warren Buffett has offered to help finance Dan Gilbert’s potential Yahoo acquisition. Buffet told CNBC , “I’m an enormous admirer of Dan and what he has accomplished in Quicken Loans‎. Yahoo is not the type…

Google Completes Rollout Of Mobile-Friendly Search Boost

Google Webmaster Trends Analyst John Mueller tweeted that the boost it earlier posted about favoring mobile-friendly sites is now live for all search results. If your site is not mobile-friendly you will see your Google search referrals go down and…

Facebook Has A Liberal Bias Despite What It Says

Hot on the heels of Gizmodo’s news story exposing the anti-conservative bias with Facebook’s Trending Topics, Facebook reiterated that it’s guidelines for its editors call for giving all people a voice. Per Gizmodo, some of its former editors say that…

Drudge Report Hits 1 Billion Pageviews In April

The Drudge Report has hit the 1 billion pageview milestone for April 2016 according to digital insight firm SimilarWeb. The firms list of Top US Media Publishers for April shows the Drudge Report coming in at fourth with 1,044,831,000 pageviews.…

Amazon Launches YouTube Competitor, Amazon Video Direct

Amazon today announced the launch of Amazon Video Direct (AVD), a head-to-head competitor with Google’s YouTube platform. Amazon touts it as a service that gives video providers a self-service way to reach Amazon’s huge customer base including the coveted Prime…

Liberal Austin Prompts Uber And Lyft To Suspend Service

Where are the Libertarians when you need them? Austin voters failed to approve Proposition 1, a proposal supported by Uber and Lyft which would have let the companies self-regulate their contract drivers. Instead, voters let stand an ordinance passed by…

Homeland Security To Subpoena Techdirt.com Over Article Comment

Techdirt published a story Wednesday about an Arab man being pulled over by U.S. Customs and Border Protection (CBC) in Indiana, seizing $240,000 and then refusing to give it back. A reader calling himself “Digger” posted a comment that caught…

YouTube Connecting Brands To Viral Videos

YouTube announced at the Digital Content NewFronts a new product enabling brands to advertise on its fastest-rising videos. The product, called Breakout Videos, identifies videos as they begin to go viral and then along with other viral videos allows advertisers…

Periscope Videos Can Now Be Saved Forever

Twitter owned Periscope announced Wednesday via tweet that users can now save their live videos forever. Currently Periscope produced videos disappear after 24 hours. It’s not automatic, a user has to add #save in the video title.   Working on…