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Google Purchases Apture, Product Will Likely Integrate Closely With Chrome Web Browser

Google Purchases Apture, Product Will Likely Integrate Closely With Chrome Web Browser

Google on Thursday confirmed that in-page search firm Apture has been purchased for an undisclosed sum, a move that will likely bring the search platform into the Google Chrome web browser fold. Apture’s main piece of technology is a product […]

Publishers Embrace Content For Mobile, Up 9% Over Last Year

Publishers Embrace Content For Mobile, Up 9% Over Last Year

Content for mobile is proving to be a major growth area for traditional publishers, who are adapting the practice of optimizing their publications for e-readers, smartphones and other mobile devices at a breakneck pace. 85% of the magazines in the […]

BlackBerry Delays Investigated By RIM

BlackBerry Delays Investigated By RIM

Research in Motion (RIM) is investigating reports of BlackBerry delays, but has not confirmed any particular scope of delay nor any region specifically impacted by a new BlackBerry outage. The company tweeted roughly an hour ago: We’re getting reports that […]

Drinkify: Find the Optimal Booze For Your Music

Drinkify: Find the Optimal Booze For Your Music

Sometimes it seems the very best technical innovations are a) the absolute simplest and b) something you cannot believe someone hasn’t already invented before and that you are not using on a daily basis already. Enter Drinkify. Winner of the […]

Google, Adult Entertainment Company Vivid Team Up For HD Porn

Google, Adult Entertainment Company Vivid Team Up For HD Porn

GoogleTV has partnered up with a perhaps seemingly unlikely ally- adult video production company Vivid Entertainment- to bring 24 hours a day of streaming adult content to their app. Vivid.com subscribers with a Google TV set top box can now […]

RedditGifts Aims to Break Guinness World Record For Secret Santa

RedditGifts Aims to Break Guinness World Record For Secret Santa

Back in August, Reddit spun off its popular gift-exchange arm to a separate site, RedditGifts. At the time, the social aggregator took on the subreddit’s two mods as full-time employees, and now the newly-minted former subreddit is launching its first […]

Google Could Be Gearing Up To Take On Pay TV Market

Google Could Be Gearing Up To Take On Pay TV Market

If recent rumors are true Google could be preparing to give Comcast, DirecTV and other “pay TV” company’s a run for their money by launching a competing nationwide network. Google is currently building an ultra-fast fiber-optic network in Kansas City, […]

Amazon Launches Lending Library For Prime Customers

Amazon Launches Lending Library For Prime Customers

In an effort to lure more Amazon customers to its paid Prime membership program, Amazon has launched a book lending library for Amazon Prime subscribers. The service costs $79 per year (with discounted rates for students and moms) and entitles […]

MOG’s Monthly Visitor Average Grew By 264% In October

MOG’s Monthly Visitor Average Grew By 264% In October

Music streaming service MOG announced on Tuesday that their monthly average users base grew to 160,000 in October, a 264% increase. The company’s growth announcement comes just one month after MOG integrated their service with Facebook. MOG’s free service launched last […]

RealNetworks Chooses Former Adobe Executive As New CEO

RealNetworks Chooses Former Adobe Executive As New CEO

RealNetworks on Tuesday announced that they have hired former Adobe executive Thomas Nielsen as the company’s new Chief Executive Officer, replacing Bob Kimball who left the company earlier this year. Neilsen formerly headed up Adobe’s Digital Imaging business unit which included […]

Yahoo Buys Interclick For $270 Million, Grows “Targeted Message” Reach

Yahoo Buys Interclick For $270 Million, Grows “Targeted Message” Reach

Yahoo! Inc. on Tuesday announced the acquisition of display advertising firm Interclick Inc. for $270 million. Under the agreement Interclick stockholders will receive $9 per share, 22 percent higher than the company’s closing price on Tuesday. The deal is expected […]

Reddit Racks Up 1.8 Billion PVs, 28M Uniques in October

Reddit Racks Up 1.8 Billion PVs, 28M Uniques in October

While Digg continues on its spectacular decline, rival Reddit seems to be racking up traffic each month and turning out impressive stats after impressive stats. Late last night/early today, Reddit founder Alexis Ohanian tweeted about the traffic stats on the […]

Reddit Screenplay Sale Raises Interesting Intellectual Property Questions

Reddit Screenplay Sale Raises Interesting Intellectual Property Questions

While I was away from the internet for a hundred years and two weeks, one of the stories I briefly caught seemed to be the feel good Reddit story of the year. A redditor (who also like, won Jeopardy twice or something) […]

Gartner says that by 2015 more than 50% of online sales will be mobile

Gartner says that by 2015 more than 50% of online sales will be mobile

Mobile is big and getting bigger everyday if the numbers being bandied about concerning the incredible number of smartphones being activated every day are any indication. Along with that will obviously be our increased mobile consumption of content and searching for “stuff” which Gartner […]