TechCrunch, AOL Drama Gets Taiwanese Animation

Next Media Animation, the Taiwanese animators known for producing animated video clips about various news topics in tech and pop culture, have put out a video about the whole TechCrunch/AOL ordeal. “NMA is a news agency and therefore we choose…

White House Twitter Account Rickrolls Bored User (And All Of Us, Subsequently)

The White House began their “office hours” today at 2 p.m. EST. They asked Twitter followers to submit questions about the debt debate using the hashtag #WHChat. As their last response, they took the opportunity to play the internet’s oldest…

Google Tries to Thank Advertisers with Bees, Dominoes, and Moon Writing

Last month, Google celebrated the ten year anniversary of AdWords, and now the company has taken the time to thank all of the businesses who have used AdWords to advertise. 

Can Google TV on the Logitech Revue Turn You Into Kevin Bacon?

Logitech has a new ad for its Revue device (the set-top box/Blu-Ray player with Google TV) that has Kevin Bacon playing a guy that is a huge Kevin Bacon fan in what quite possibly is some of Kevin Bacon’s finest work to date. 

Maybe this ad is just what Google TV needs to pick itself up after a disappointing launch. 

Mark Zuckerberg Talks Success After Dropping Out of School (on The Simpsons)

Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg has been in the press a lot over the last couple of weeks. Ok, he’s been in the press a lot all year, but particularly as The Social Network approached its theatrical release Friday. 

Watch: Google CEO Eric Schmidt Talks to Stephen Colbert

Google CEO Eric Schmidt appeared on Comedy Central’s The Colbert Report yesterday. The show’s site has video of the interview, which it kindly encourages embedding of. 

A Funny and Interesting Look Into iPhone Insurance Claims

‘I dropped it from a hot air balloon’ and ‘my dog mistook it for his favourite toy and chewed it to bits’ are among the bizarre insurance claims made for lost and damaged iPhones over the last 12 months, it emerged yesterday.

Other unusual claims include ‘I lost it while skydiving’, ‘I dropped it in a blender’ and ‘It fell into the kettle’.

The weird and wonderful claims came to light in a study by gadget insurers www.protectyourbubble.com.

Cable TV Coming to the iPad, Twitter Gets a Movie Trailer

Rupert Murdoch’s not the only one with tablet fever. The Wall Street Journal reports that at least seven of the ten largest subscription-TV providers in the U.S. are building new tablet apps to offer TV content to subscribers. Some might even be free.

B.J. Novak Roasts Google, Apple, Facebook at Webby Awards

B.J. Novak of NBC’s The Office and Quentin Tarantino’s Inglourious Basteds hosted the Webby Awards last night.

In his opening monologue, he talked about how great Pandora is, how Apple should stop updating iTunes "for two days", unreliable Google Maps time estimates, the New York Times accepting an award from the Internet, Facebook privacy, and more.

Watch the video below (hat tip to Silicon Alley Insider):

The Latest Revolution From Apple, The iPad

Award winning BBC comedy personality, Peter Serafinowicz, has released a video in which he shows the “latest revolution from Apple, the iPad”.