Captain America: The Winter Soldier Surges At The Box Office As Social Media Buzzes

Captain America: The Winter Soldier has surged at the box office since its Thursday release, off the back of strong social media buzz. The movie, the sequel to 2011’s Captain America: The First Avenger, earned $10.2 million on advanced Thursday night screenings, and is predicted to deliver between $107-$125 million at the box office this […]

Google+ Matches Adult Twitter Users In The US, Study Finds

Google+ is still referred to as a “ghost town” by publications that should know better, and according to a new study, it’s just as popular as Twitter in the United States. Published by Forrester, the research company recently surveyed over 60,000 U.S. adults to ask which social media sites they used. 22 percent said they […]

Google+ Rolls Out David Hasselhoff Photobomb Feature

Google+ came in second place in a new study on most engaged social media referrals, and now users can spice up their photos with David Hasselhoff. Part of its Auto Awesome feature, which has seen the likes of animated snow in the past, The Hoff is the first celebrity to take photobombing to a whole […]

YouTube Pitches Advertisers With Reserved Space For Advanced Buys

Google’s has bumped up its efforts to attract additional advertising dollars to YouTube with a new offering that promises reserved space for advanced advertising buys. According to a report in the Wall Street Journal, YouTube will guarantee to air ads across its channels until such time the ad reaches the stated audience the advertiser is trying […]

Twitter Hires Former Googler Philippe Dauman Jr. As Director Of Commerce Partnerships

After a series of recent departures, Twitter looks to be beefing up its commerce team, hiring Google’s Philippe Dauman Jr as a director of commerce partnerships. According to a tweet Dauman Jr. posted earlier, he is leaving Google after 6.5 years to join Twitter. He is also the son of Viacom CEO Philippe Dauman. Extremely […]

Google Adds Pokemon To Google Maps (No, Really!) [Video]

Is it still an April Fool’s prank if it is something actually kind of cool? April Fool’s Day has officially begun in Japan, and Google is making the biggest “prank” yet, with an apparent partnership with Nintendo. Google now allows you to “catch” pokemon in its Maps app for both Android and iOS. The features […]

Facebook, Google, LinkedIn, Twitter Launch WebScaleSQL, Custom Version Of MySQL

Today Facebook, Google, LinkedIn, and Twitter announced a collaborative project called WebScaleSQL. The initiative is uniting some of the brightest engineers from the tech companies to work on solving the challenges of working with huge databases. WebScale SQL is a custom version of MySQL that’s designed for Web companies of large scale. The companies will […]