Craig Ferguson Gets Anthrax Scare
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Craig Ferguson had planned to do a bit about the East Coast earthquake on his show last night. Instead, he cracked a few uneasy jokes about the envelope packed with [...]
Google Goes to Thailand
Bangkok just got a new resident, Google. The company announced today that it will boost its Southeast Asia growth with an office in Thailand. The office is the second this [...]
Trapped in Luxury, Journalists Stuck in Tripoli Hotel
As rebels and loyalists in Libya squabble over who has control of Tripoli, some international journalists are uncharacteristically quiet on the sidelines.
Browsing Boosts Office Productivity
The next time your boss catches you surfing the Web instead of doing work, you can say in your defense that browsing is boosting your productivity.
Stumblers Out-Refer Facebookers
Facebook has been heralded as a great source of referral traffic. Twitter, too, is an easy way of getting out links to like-minded followers. However, the sites have been eclipsed [...]
Facebook Makes Commenters Think Twice Before Dropping an F-Bomb
Since Facebook’s rise to prominence, social commentators have spilled much ink on how the new mode of communication will affect the quality of our interactions, as quantity naturally increases.
Liberty Media Buys Stake in Barnes & Noble
Liberty Media said it would purchase a stake in Barnes & Noble for $204 million. The media giant was seen as a potential savior for the bookseller that went up [...]
DirecTV’s NFL Sunday Ticket on PlayStation 3
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PlayStation 3 owners, are you ready for some football? DirecTV will now offer its NFL Sunday Ticket To-Go access on a host of new devices, including the PlayStation 3, the [...]
Christine O’Donnell Tells Piers Morgan He’s Rude, Walks Off Set
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Tea Party politician Christine O’Donnell walked off the set of Piers Morgan’s interview show on CNN yesterday.
‘NYT’ Site Up and Running After Error
The New York Times site is running smoothly again after a 40-minute disruption last night. In the brief period, visitors to the site were met with a “page not found” [...]
WhaleShark Acquires U.K. Coupon Company
WhaleShark Media, owners of RetailMeNot, Deals.com, and Deals2Buy.com, will acquire eConversions, the U.K.-based company that owns VoucherCodes.co.uk and Gutschein-Codes.de in Germany. TechCrunch reports that the sale will likely be worth [...]
Obama on Foursquare
Where in the world is President Barack Obama? Just ask Foursquare. The White House blog announced that the president is now on the location-based social networking site.
Buddy Media Cozies Up to Investors
Facebook’s power as an advertising tool has not gone unnoticed. Buddy Media, a firm that assists advertisers in managing their Facebook presence, is now valued at $500 million.
Relativity Media Teams Up With Chinese Partners
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Relativity Media, the film studio responsible for producing Bridesmaids and The Social Network, is entering a partnership with Huaxia Film Distribution and SkyLand Film-Television Development, both Chinese companies.
BART in San Francisco Cuts Cell Service to Avoid Protest
The past year has been monumental in showing the power of social media and cell phones as mobilization tools. From Facebook’s central role in the Arab Spring, to the more [...]