SlideShare Goes Mobile, Launches First On Android

SlideShare is one of the largest platforms for hosting documents and PowerPoint presentations, and today announced it’s available on Android. This is the first time the service has made its way to mobile via official apps, which is surprising considering it’s been around since 2006. When you fire up the app, you’re asked to log […]

Boston Marathon Finish Line Evacuated Over Suspicious Backpack

Boston and America remembered the tragedy that struck the marathon finish line exactly one year ago today, and now a new threat has police scrambling. According to multiple local news reports, a lone backpack was seen sitting near the finish line: #BREAKING: Police confirm suspicious package near finish line of Boston Marathon. — FOX […]

Google Helpouts Arrive On iOS

Google Helpouts, a service full of experts ready to help you learn something new through a video Hangout, has made its way to iOS. Helpouts launched back in November on the web and Android, and feature topics ranging from electronics to fitness to music. Costing anywhere from nada to over $100 per hour, iOS users […]

Nas Kicks Off Illmatic XX Release With #AskNas On Twitter

Nas was just at Coachella this past weekend dropping classic after classic, and today saw the release of Illmatic XX. Celebrating 20 years of the still hot 1994 release of Illmatic, it features the original tracks that hip-hop fans fell in love with, including a handful of remixes. Teaming up with the iTunes Music account, […]

Twitter Looks To Former Google Employee For Better Mobile Presence

Twitter has been a publicly-traded company for just over six months now, and today added former Google employee Daniel Graf as its VP of Consumer Product. Graf comes from a major background in mobile, functioning as CEO of online and mobile video platform Kyte for six years until it was acquired in January 2011. Working […]

Gramafon Is A Social Jukebox That Keeps The Tunes And Wi-Fi Flowing

The jukebox may be dead aside from a few still floating around in diners, but the team behind Fon wanted to reimagine it with an interesting little twist. In comes Gramafon, a social jukebox that integrates with Spotify and Facebook, allowing your friends to not only control the tunes, but gain access to your Wi-Fi. […]

Twitter Acquires Social Data Partner Gnip

Twitter acquired two companies focused around social TV analytics last month, and today added social data company Gnip to its team for an undisclosed sum. Gnip is one of the largest providers of social data, and first partnered with Twitter in 2010 at a time when the social network was really hitting its stride. To […]

Google Beats Facebook, Acquires Drone Maker Titan Aerospace

Facebook was reportedly set to acquire drone maker Titan Aerospace last month in a deal worth $60 million, but it appears Google had other plans. Titan creates solar-powered drones that are capable of flying up to 65,000 feet for five years, all while transmitting Internet speeds up to 1 Gbps. Its fleet seemed prime for Facebook CEO […]

Curalate Introduces Tumblr Analytics

Visual marketing platform Curalate has long supported platforms such as Pinterest and Instagram, and today announced analytics for Tumblr. Nearly 130 million photos are uploaded to the social network every single day, and now brands can take advantage of visual analytics to improve their campaigns. From Curalate CEO Apu Gupta: “A core part of the […]

Teen Who Tweeted Terror Threat To American Airlines Arrested

Yesterday morning, a 14-year-old tweeted American Airlines saying she was part of “Al Qaida” and was “gonna do something really big” on July 1. Naturally, the airline responded, and today Dutch police confirmed that the teen was in custody. From official spokesperson Wessel Stole: “We’re not in a state that we can communicate any state of […]

Twitter Employees Welcome Painting Of Celeb-Filled Oscars Moment

Ellen DeGeneres’ special photo at the Oscars set a new retweet record with now over 3.4 million retweets, and Twitter recently added new decor to its headquarters. This past Thursday, employee Lauren Mitcheom tweeted a photo of the epic moment as a painting that now hangs on the office wall: Hey, @TheEllenShow! We painted a picture […]

Twitter Co-Founders, CEO Don’t Plan On Selling Shares

Twitter went public on November 6, 2013 and while shareholders will soon be able to sell shares, several key people will be holding out. According to a SEC filing published Monday morning, Co-Founders Jack Dorsey, Evan Williams and CEO Dick Costolo “have no current plans” on selling any shares. May 6 is when the lock-up […]

Annoying Drunk Guy Has Mind Blown With The Oculus Rift [Video]

The Oculus Rift is an amazing piece of virtual reality technology, hoping to usher in the next generation of lifelike, completely interactive gaming. While it’s still in the hands of select developers as Facebook plans its next big move, those who do have it have shown a wide range of potential uses. One of those […]

LinkedIn Partners With Samsung For Exclusive Galaxy S5 Integration

The Samsung Galaxy S5 launches worldwide today, and LinkedIn has announced the much buzzed-about smartphone will ship with exclusive integration. Mimicking features very similar to Intro for iOS, which was later pulled due to privacy concerns, users can see more detailed information about a person in the Email, Calendar and Contacts app. Here are just a […]

Man Posts Vine Of Child Smoking Pot, Reddit Reports Him To CPS

A California man is in hot water after uploading a Vine of a toddler taking a hit of a marijuana joint while people crack up laughing in the background. Uploaded by user Niko Wavy, the video has since been deleted, but was also uploaded to another account by the name of ChiefSmokes (pictured above). Early […]

Nirvana Jams Out At Rock And Roll Hall Of Fame Ceremony

Kurt Cobain left Nirvana and the world far too early 20 years ago, but his soul lived on last night at The Rock and Roll Hall of Fame induction ceremony. The event took place at the fairly new Barclays Center in Brooklyn, and bandmates Dave Grohl, Krist Novoselic and Pat Smear were joined by Joan Jett on the […]

LinkedIn To Help Users Find New Jobs Where They Already Work

LinkedIn is an increasingly important tool for job search, and one area it believes it can improve is identifying other, potentially better jobs at the same company. The social network is now working to help employees find relevant jobs within their company, and keep companies from losing great talent. According to LinkedIn, investing in internal […]

Twitter Launches Pop-Up Notifications On The Web

A new Twitter experiment was revealed yesterday, hinting at notifications on the web, and today the social network announced they are rolling out. Instead of having to look over the stream or head on over to your “Notifications” or “Direct messages” tab, users can now receive real-time notifications that appear as a small pop-up on […]

Facebook Taking On ‘Like-Baiting’ In The News Feed

Facebook regularly rolls out updates to the News Feed, and in its latest change, is further combating spam and an epidemic called “like-baiting.” Like-baiting is defined as “when a post explicitly asks News Feed readers to like, comment or share the post in order to get additional distribution beyond what the post would normally receive.” […]

FTC To Facebook: WhatsApp Must Uphold Privacy Promises

When Facebook acquired messaging app WhatsApp in February, CEO Mark Zuckerberg swore to not interfere with how the app currently handles user data. Today, the FTC cleared the acquisition, publishing a letter addressing both companies, and reminding them that privacy promises must be upheld. From Jennifer Rich, Director of Consumer Protection: “WhatsApp has made a number […]