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Clevver to Get Three New YouTube Channels

Clevver to Get Three New YouTube Channels

Last month, it was announced that YouTube was getting nearly 100 new channels featuring premium programming, and Clevver Media is one of a handful of production companies that will have three channels on the service. Bedrocket Media, BermanBraun, Demand Media, Electus, IconicTV, and Maker Studios […]

Is Siri Anti-Abortion? iPhone’s New Feature Curiously Silent on Women’s Services

Is Siri Anti-Abortion? iPhone’s New Feature Curiously Silent on Women’s Services

Siri was perhaps the most buzzed about part of the most recent iPhone release, but users say that the built-in digital personal assistant doesn’t want to help out when asked about abortion services. Somewhat more disturbingly, however, is that Siri […]

Path Launches New ‘Smart Journal’ Path 2

Path Launches New ‘Smart Journal’ Path 2

Social network Path has reconfigured a bit, posting on its blog about changes to the service and dubbing itself a “smart journal.” As Facebook settles with the US government over alleged privacy violations and submits to twenty years of monitoring, […]

Etsy Reports Highest Sales Day Ever For Cyber Monday, Up 80% Over 2010

Etsy Reports Highest Sales Day Ever For Cyber Monday, Up 80% Over 2010

As e-commerce becomes more and more a part of the mainstream shopping experience, the rise of indie retailers on the web continues as well. One platform that has been integral in getting small businesses up and running in web sales […]

Flavors.me Aims to Join the Social Network Fray

Flavors.me Aims to Join the Social Network Fray

What started as a content aggregator (albeit from mostly social sites) aims to achieve a spot alongside big players like Facebook, as Flavors.me rolls out some enhancements to compete on the social playing field. Today, a fresh design and a […]

Disney, YouTube Broker Movie Rental Deal

Disney, YouTube Broker Movie Rental Deal

With all the hand-wringing over Netflix and Hulu, it’s easy to forget YouTube is all up in the film-streaming business as well. But they are, and expect to hear a bit more about it as more channels launch and the […]

Microsoft Acquires Content Analytics Technology Firm VideoSurf

Microsoft Acquires Content Analytics Technology Firm VideoSurf

Microsoft has announced the acquisition of VideoSurf, an online content analytics technology firm that will allow users to more easily find content across the company’s Xbox Live platform. Using the service users will likely be able to type in a […]

One in Three Web Users Will Use a Tablet by 2014

One in Three Web Users Will Use a Tablet by 2014

In some ways, doesn’t it seem like not very long ago at all that everyone was wondering ‘what’ exactly Apple would be releasing in the days and weeks leading up to the announcement that the now-ubiquitous iPad would be launching. […]

Orbitz Signs Multi-Year Deal With AOL Travel

Orbitz Signs Multi-Year Deal With AOL Travel

AOL Travel and Orbitz have announced a new multi-year agreement that will make Orbitz.com the web destinations primary travel booking agent. As part of the deal Orbitz will provide AOL travel readers with discounts on hotels, vacation packages, flights, rental […]

Glam Media Launches New Video Advertising Platform, GlamSplash

Glam Media Launches New Video Advertising Platform, GlamSplash

In the lead up to an IPO, “the number one vertical social media company with the largest online global reach in lifestyle” Glam Media is launching a new video advertising platform called GlamSplash, to add the standard 30-second TV ad […]

Time Warner Cable, HBO Go to Hook Up ‘Very Soon’

Time Warner Cable, HBO Go to Hook Up ‘Very Soon’

One of the two major cable providers yet to add HBO Go to their service is nearing a deal with the network to add access to the app for subscribers. Only Time Warner Cable and Cablevision don’t include HBO Go- […]

PayPal Adds ‘Send Money’ App For Facebook Users

PayPal Adds ‘Send Money’ App For Facebook Users

Online money sending and receiving service PayPal has launched a new Facebook app to harness the additional opportunities provided by social media. In a blog post, PayPal reports that an impressive 80% of PayPal users have a Facebook account, and […]

[Report] Diaspora Co-Founder Ilya Zhitomirskiy Dead at 22

[Report] Diaspora Co-Founder Ilya Zhitomirskiy Dead at 22

Although details are scant, Mashable is reporting that Diaspora co-founder Ilya Zhitomirskiy has died at the age of 22. Cause of death for Zhitomirskiy has not been disclosed, but friends of the entrepreneur confirm that he did indeed pass away last […]

Judge Orders Divorcing Couple to Share Facebook, Dating Site Passwords

Judge Orders Divorcing Couple to Share Facebook, Dating Site Passwords

Well, that’s one way to force people to act right during the emotionally charged period surrounding the dissolution of a marriage. In modern breakups, often the presence of social media and dating apps makes moving on while simultaneously twisting the […]