Wikipedia is Now Down, Google Censors Logo, Blackouts Begin Across Web

Wikipedia is Now Down, Google Censors Logo, Blackouts Begin Across Web

3 / January 18, 2012

As of 12 PM Eastern Standard Time, Wikipedia has taken its articles offline in protest of proposed SOPA and PIPA legislation, an eight-hour long Reddit outage is imminent, and Google has censored its logo to show support for opposition to […]

Jerry Yang Resigns From Yahoo After 16 Years

Jerry Yang Resigns From Yahoo After 16 Years

1 / January 17, 2012

Yahoo has announced that co-founder Jerry Yang has resigned from its Board of Directors and all other positions with the company, effective as of today. Although not coming as a huge surprise after the recent appointment of Scott Thompson as […]

Netflix Investors File Class Action Lawsuit

Netflix Investors File Class Action Lawsuit

1 / January 17, 2012

Netflix investors have filed a class-action lawsuit against the movie service, claiming that the company misled them about earnings prospects after the company’s stock took a nosedive during the second half of 2011. Files in the U.S. District Court of Northern […]

Wikipedia Issues Press Release on Anti-PIPA/SOPA Blackout

Wikipedia Issues Press Release on Anti-PIPA/SOPA Blackout

2 / January 16, 2012

Earlier today, Wikipedia’s Jimmy Wales told Twitter that Wikipedia would be backing up Reddit in a big way, going dark on Wednesday to drive home to users the significance of internet-killing anti-piracy bills. The news came as the Stop Online […]

Spotify Debuts “Tech Meetups” In New York And Stockholm

Spotify Debuts “Tech Meetups” In New York And Stockholm

2 / January 16, 2012

Spotify is giving other programmers and the general public the chance to meet some of their talents staff of programs by announcing the star of “Tech Meetups.” The special events meant to show off the company’s talent pool will take […]

Hulu Announces Original Programming, Debuts ‘Battleground’

Hulu Announces Original Programming, Debuts ‘Battleground’

2 / January 15, 2012

Hulu on Sunday launched the network’s first original TV series Battleground. The fictional show following a political campaign in Wisconsin and was produced by JD Walse, Haigai Shaham and 500 Days of Summer’s Marc Webb. The company is likely to […]

Michelle Obama Becomes the First First Lady on Twitter

Michelle Obama Becomes the First First Lady on Twitter

1 / January 14, 2012

In some ways, it seems the Obama presidency is really the first fully social media-enabled presidency, with the executive branch embracing the leverage it has on social networks like Twitter and Facebook more fully than any administration that preceded it. […]

GetGlue Secures $15M in Financing

GetGlue Secures $15M in Financing

2 / January 14, 2012

You may have seen GetGlue check-ins on Facebook, but if you haven’t, it’s essentially like the Foursquare of television. So if you want to get in on all the badge-earning action, but don’t have much of a social life, GetGlue […]

College Humor to Make Jump From Web to Big Screen

College Humor to Make Jump From Web to Big Screen

2 / January 14, 2012

Even if you don’t know College Humor, you probably have seen some of its often viral content bounced around the web. College Humor is known for its funny images, but more commonly, original video, and now the web property is jumping […]

Hulu Revenue Soared To $420 Million In 2011

Hulu Revenue Soared To $420 Million In 2011

2 / January 14, 2012

Hulu CEO Jason Kilar predicted in March 2011 that the company would earn half a billion dollars in revenue before the end of the year and while Hulu didn’t reach that goal the company still managed to pull in an […]

Facebook To Reach 1 Billion Users In August [Report]

Facebook To Reach 1 Billion Users In August [Report]

4 / January 13, 2012

Facebook is on course to reach a huge milestone in August 2012, that’s the month in which the social network is expected to pass the 1 billion users plateau. In case your not familiar with our planet’s currently population that’s […]

Bing Surpasses Yahoo As No. 2 Search Engine

Bing Surpasses Yahoo As No. 2 Search Engine

3 / January 13, 2012

It was a long time coming but Microsoft search engine Bing has surpassed Yahoo search to become the internet’s second most trafficked search property. When combined with other Microsoft owned properties users visited the site 2.75 billion times in December, […]

Huffington Post Announces Good News Channel

Huffington Post Announces Good News Channel

3 / January 13, 2012

Well, this all looks a bit froofy from leading purveyor of side-boob pics, Arianna Huffington. The exotically accented blogging magnate has been busting out verticals left and right for her content churning machine, HuffPo. The site has been working hard at […]

Facebook Gives Politico Access to Raw User Comments

Facebook Gives Politico Access to Raw User Comments

1 / January 13, 2012

Although your Facebook account may be locked to friends only, that doesn’t mean ostensibly anonymized comments you make won’t be provided to the blog Politico by the social network for analysis in the lead up to the 2012 election. Yes, […]