Wednesday, September 26, 2012

Social Media Influences Less Than 1% of Online Purchases

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Wednesday, September 26, 2012
Microsoft Windows Update Hoax Steals Your Passwords
1:31:35 AM
Beware: The next time you get an email from in your inbox, click delete. That's because you're likely the target of a phishing scam designed to steal Gmail, Yahoo, Windows Live and AOL passwords, according to Naked Security,...

Social Media's Biggest Screw-Ups [INFOGRAPHIC]
Tuesday, September 25, 2012 10:55 PM
The list of celebrities and major brands burned by social media blunders is long and ever-growing. Who could forget former U.S. Representative Anthony Weiner, whose tweeted crotch-shot set a new standard for political pratfalls in the social...

Memes Tackle NFL Over Fumbled Interception Call
Tuesday, September 25, 2012 7:52 PM
In the wake of the Green Bay Packers's controversial loss to the Seattle Seahawks on Monday night, resentment about the NFL referee lockout has become a fiery inferno of anger burning its way through the Internet. Football fans are unhappy, to...

Inconceivable! A Tribute of an Unusual Size to 'The Princess Bride'
Tuesday, September 25, 2012 7:31 PM
A six-fingered man. Prince Humperdinck. Cliffs of Insanity. Mawage. Miracle Max. On Sept. 25, 1987, Rob Reiner invited film goers to the fictional land of Florin for a romantic adventure filled with sword fights, outlaws and undying -- or mostly...

Driverless Cars: Now Street-Legal in California
Tuesday, September 25, 2012 7:07 PM
Take it from a California resident: you see a lot of crazy things in this state. And it's about to get a lot crazier, thanks to Jerry Brown and Google. Governor Brown came to the Googleplex in Mountain View Tuesday afternoon to sign SB 1298, a...

Google Overtakes GE as Fifth Most Valuable U.S. Company
Tuesday, September 25, 2012 5:24 PM
Google's stock has been on a tear in recent months, rocketing from about $559 a share on June 14 to an all-time intraday trading high of $764.89 on Tuesday. The stock closed at $749.38 for the day. Thanks to this stock surge, Google's market cap...

The Evolution of Digital Advertising [INFOGRAPHIC]
Tuesday, September 25, 2012 4:47 PM
With computers and the Internet came digital advertising. PointRoll, a digital marketing company, decided to take a stroll down memory lane, revisiting the history of digital ads. Their history goes as far back as 1987, when Apple introduced the...

14 Brilliant Tumblrs for Original Art and Illustration
Tuesday, September 25, 2012 3:55 PM
Let's face it. Tumblr isn't always the best place to find original content. After 10,000 reblogs, it's hard to know who first drew that cat on a unicycle. But if you know where to look, the blogging network can be a great source of inspiring...

Will Twitter Replace Your Follower Count?
Tuesday, September 25, 2012 3:46 PM
There are two kinds of Twitter users: those who pay close attention to their follower counts, and those who are lying. Okay, that's not quite accurate. (It doesn't account for the vast swathe of inactive Twitter users who aren't paying attention...

This Is the Farthest View Into Universe Ever
Tuesday, September 25, 2012 3:46 PM
The Hubble Space Telescope has captured the farthest-ever view into the universe, a photo that reveals thousands of galaxies billions of light-years away. The picture, called eXtreme Deep Field, or XDF, combines 10 years of Hubble telescope views...

Social Media Influences Less Than 1% of Online Purchases [STUDY]
Tuesday, September 25, 2012 12:21 PM
Ecommerce businesses should concentrate more of their efforts on traditional online marketing tactics like search and e-mail than social media. That's the conclusion of a Forrester study released Tuesday, which examined 77,000 online transactions...

RIM Reveals More Details About BlackBerry 10 [PICS]
Tuesday, September 25, 2012 12:04 PM
In May of this year RIM released a version of BlackBerry 10 to developers, providing those who attended its BlackBerry World event a "Dev Alpha" device with the OS preloaded on it, so developers would have something to help create and test apps...


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