Twitter Acquires Social Media TV Firm Trendrr, Here’s Why

Twitter Buys Trendrr, Another Signal Social Media Is Going After The Boob Tube: Social media has long been thought of as an extraneous source of gaining popularity for most businesses, especially old media.  Now the trend has reversed completely.  Television networks are increasingly engaging via social media networks and sites like Twitter aren’t waiting to
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Yahoo Buys Tumblr, But Was It A Good Move?

Was Yahoo’s Latest Social Media Acquisition A Good Buy? Yahoo is making headlines again.  This time it’s because Marissa Mayer and company have purchased social media upstart Tumblr. Analysts were shocked but I’m not surprised Yahoo made a social media play, they have no mobile so they needed a more modern revenue stream away from
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3 Reasons Why Pandora Shares Jumped After Solid 4th Quarter Earnings Released May 2013

Pandora Shares Rise 18 Percent After 4th Quarter Earnings Released: Pandora has been shaking things up in the music business ever since they became one of the largest content streamers in the U.S.  Pandora is a free music internet radio company that specializes in fine tuning user music preferences over time.  Users create radio stations
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Yahoo Joins The Likes Of Netflix With Original Programming, Can It Work?

Direct it online/via mobile and they will come? Yahoo announced plans to offer content last week which stunned some observers but not us, we knew Yahoo was transforming to a content/media distribution company – see more here. They have a partnership with Conde Nast as well as the WWE to provide premium content and more
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Apple iTV, SDK March 2013 Announcement Anticipated

Apple iTV, SDK March 2013 Announcement Anticipated: Apple may be announcing a new product next month.  A March 2013 announcement may be related to the iTV or a new software developer’s kit.  Apple may launch new product soon and it’s possible it could help the company breakout of its current doldrums.  Apple has been losing
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5 Reasons Why Netflix’s “House Of Cards” Is The Best Show Off TV

5 Reasons Why Netflix’s “House Of Cards” Is The Best Show Off TV: Netflix recently unleashed its latest new show called “House Of Cards” starring Kevin Spacey as congressman Francis Underwood.  The show features uncanny, excellent performances from “Robin Wright” who plays “Claire Underwood” and a host of others.  The show features remarkable cinematography and
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The Top 3 Super Bowl 2013 Commercials

The Top 3 Super Bowl 2013 Commercials: The Super Bowl was a hit last night with millions of viewers tuning in.  The championship game was a close one and kept football fans on the edge of their seats with the Baltimore Ravens winning the game against the San Francisco 49ers 34 to 31.  San Francisco
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Parts People Creates A Working Raspberry Pi Laptop

Parts People Creates A Working Raspberry Pi Laptop A new very sleek and slender laptop has hit the stores, so watch out Apple! The Parts People put together a fully functioning miniature machine that is sure to make social navigating a bit easier on the carrying. Introduced by Parts Peoples CEO Austin Nathan, the Raspberry
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Nielsen Plans To Acquire Arbitron For $1.26 Million, Why It’s A Good Idea

Nielsen Seeks To Acquire Radio Measurement Company Arbitron To Increase Media Metrics Capacity: Nielsen is back at it, trying to reinvent itself and continue to be a dominant factor in the media measurement space.  Nielsen recently inked a deal with Twitter for a partnership that would create a Twitter TV ranking and yesterday the company
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Twitter Gets TV Rating Via Nielsen Partnership

Twitter Gets TV Rating Via Nielsen Partnership: Today, Twitter and Nielsen announced a new partnership that will combine old and new media.  The new rating is called the Nielsen Twitter TV Rating.  The idea is to combine television viewing preferences with social media to get a fuller picture of what users are doing in conjunction
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NEWS

“Occupy Wall Street” Twitter User Wants to Plead Guilty, But Not Just Yet

“Occupy Wall Street” Twitter User Wants to Plead Guilty, But Not Just Yet An Occupy Wall Street protester by the name of Malcolm Harris, age 23, has had his prosecution in an upright debate about who owns social media messages, as he awaits to plead guilty in his disorderly conduct case until  his attorney can
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Audi Invents The “Ultra Chair”, Designed To Comfort Living Rooms

Audi Invents The “Ultra Chair”, Designed To Comfort Living Rooms Yes, you are reading correctly. Audi, the German company that puts the final stamp on those beautifully crafted four-ring logo’d vehicles you see on the streets, are not mastering the next best piece of living room furniture. The R18 Ultra Chair, currently on display at
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2 Banks To Settle Case For $417 Million

2 Banks To Settle Case For $417 Million JPMorgan Chase and Credit Suisse agreed to settlements with the Securities and Exchange Commission, totaling $417 million over their packaging and sale of troubled mortgage securities to investors this past Friday. The settlements are the latest major penalties extracted by the agency in a broad-reaching investigation into how Wall Street firms bundled
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Twitter Creates A New Way To Share Tweets From The Web

Twitter Creates A New Way To Share Tweets From The Web Coming soon, you’ll be able to share your tweets via email, directly from Twitter’s main web page. A feature already available in the mobile app, you’ll be able to send your tweet out to anyone directly from your Twitter stream or the details of
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Hostess, Makers Of Twinkies, To Close Down For Good

Hostess, Makers Of Twinkies, To Close Down For Good The day has finally come when Hostess Brands Inc, the 85-year old makers of the famed lunch snack Twinkies, Wonder Bread, and Ding Dongs, just to name a few, has gone out of business as of this past Friday the 16th. After failing to reach an
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SATELLITE

A New Satellite Will Be Space Mechanic And Gas Station In One

A New Satellite Will Be Space Mechanic And Gas Station In One A very fresh spaceflight company is in the process of building what they hope will be the ultimate space handyman. What that means? A combination repair droid and orbital gas station, to serve all satellites in need around Earth. The company, ViviSat, is
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SNL Town Hall Presidential Debate 2012 Parody Shows Candidates Uncivil

SNL Town Hall Presidential Debate Shows Candidates Uncivil: And there’s something to that…. Last night’s Saturday Night Live opening sketch was a parody of the second presidential debate between Mitt Romney and Barack Obama at Hofstra University. The skit threw several punches at both candidates for their lack of civility while poking fun at several
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Felix Baumgartner’s Stratosphere Jump Sets YouTube Live Stream Record

Felix Baumgartners Stratosphere Jump Sets YouTube Live Stream Record: Felix Baumgartner ascended to 120,000 feet in a stratospheric balloon and set a new record.  Not only did he set a freefall jump record by falling to earth at supersonic speeds, he set a live viewership record on the internet.  Millions of people watched Baumgartner make
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SNL Spoofs 1st President Obama and Mitt Romney Presidential Debate, Social Media Runs With It

SNL Spoofs 1st President Obama and Mitt Romney Presidential Debate, Social Media Runs With It: Last night Saturday Night Live spoofed the 1st Presidential debate in Denver, Colorado.  The footage shows President Obama and Mitt Romney debating in exaggerated fashion.  Romney had a 41-point plan while President Obama wanted to hire teachers to help improve
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Apple And YouTube To Separate On iOS 6: The Pros And Cons

Apple And YouTube To Separate On iOS 6 – The Pros And Cons: The biggest news in mobile and video is that Apple and YouTube have decided to separate after a long marriage that started with the first iPhone released June 29, 2007.  The YouTube application icon will no longer be prominently featured on Apple
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