This post originally appeared on the American Express OPEN Forum, where Mashable regularly contributes articles about leveraging social media and technology in small business. Do you follow a brand in social media? Are you glad you did? If that's the case, they are either doing one of three things: Connecting with one of your passions and/or interests.
A man in Chile is facing 18 months in jail after a businessman accused him of identity theft over Twitter parody accounts. Rodrigo Ferrari Prieto is accused of being behind three now inactive accounts that mocked Chilean business mogul Andrónico Luksic and his family, according to Global Voices.
The tech pundit jury has apparently reached a solemn, sober verdict on the Chromebook Pixel laptop Google launched Thursday. And the verdict is ... "Oh my God, look at the sticker price!" (Tech pundits faint with shock.) This rush to judgment, most of it without so much as seeing the device, is a great pity. I've been using the Pixel all day, and it's one of the most gorgeous pieces of hardware I've picked up in a while.
Finding a career that gives back can be tough. But if you're someone who wants to combine philanthropy with your everyday work, you know the long hunt is worth it. The trouble is, non-profits rarely expand and few do-good organizations can regularly hire. We want to help you land that dream job in the social good world, so we rounded up some helpful resources in the gallery above.
The rumors were true. Google’s Chromebook is going upscale. The search giant and OS upstart unveiled its first high-resolution touchscreen laptop on Thursday, the Pixel, and turned the Chrome OS and Chromebook from an entry-level platform for cash-starved netizens into a powerful tool for cloud-friendly business people.
We've seen how it will look and feel, but how will Google Glass actually work? Thanks to a Google patent application that was made public today, we have an idea — as well as insight into how Google sees the product evolving in the future. The U.S. Patent and Trademark Office (USPTO) just posted a patent application from Google, filed in August 2011, that describes the search giant's augmented-reality headset in detail.
NBC.com was not functioning properly Thursday afternoon. Visitors to the site saw the following warning: However, the site appeared to be back to normal later in the afternoon. An NBC rep confirmed to Mashable during the outage that that "there is definitely a situation," but declined to provide more details. Sister sites like Bravotv.com and CNBC.com do not appear to be affected.
Amazon went back to the creative well for a new Kindle Paperwhite ad. As with previous Kindle ads, an attractive woman in a black bikini meets up with a clueless, iPad-toting guy who is jealous of her ability to read in harsh sunlight thanks to the Kindle's E-Ink technology. There's a twist in this latest ad, however. A same-sex couple shakes up the formula a bit, melting the former ice queen's heart somewhat.
Got a question for Ethan Austin? Use the chat feature above to get it answered live. Ethan is a serial do-gooder and one of CNN's Top Ten Generation Next entrepreneurs. In 2009 Ethan started DealGooder a socially minded e-commerce site that was acquired in 2012. Prior to that he co-founded GiveForward, the world's #1 medical crowdfunding platform.
Now we know what Google's plan was for QuickOffice when it acquired the company last summer. The search giant is hard-wiring it into Chrome OS, and the new Chromebook Pixel will be the first Chromebook to run QuickOffice via the browser. When Google swallowed up QuickOffice it said it was buying the software because of its interoperability features.