Ever since MTV descended into reality show hell, favoring Real World and Jersey Shore over any actual music television, YouTube has emerged as music video Nirvana.
Google announces plans to roll out faster, free Wi-Fi connections to all Starbucks stores in the United States over the next 18 months with speeds ”up to 10x faster than before.” The Net has become as vital to our lives as other utilities like electricity and running water.
Facebook has been working on a news reading product that could directly compete with other similar sites such as Flipboard. After weeks of rumors, it appears that Facebook is indeed launching a news-reading interface, code-named Reader.
Skype has announced that their video messaging features is now ready for release on Windows, Mac, iPhone, iPad, Android and Blackberry. Although one of the most popular VoIP service, Skype continues to improve their features in order to keep customer retention high.
Vuclip has nearly doubled its traffic size over the last four months and is looking to expand its reach even further by buying more assets.
Apple’s iOS 7, announced at WWDC, has added a number of new APIs for game developers to utilize for a better gaming experience. Among the many announcements from WWDC one of the major ones was the introduction of the Apple iOS 7.
Late last month, a report by the IP Commission caused a stir amongst advocates. Among the recommendations was the call to hack into an alleged copyright infringer’s computer and either delete infringing material, lock down the computer altogether, or physically destroy the computer entirely.
Popular news and meme aggregator BuzzFeed has announced a partnership with CNN and YouTube to create an online-video channel called CNN BuzzFeed. BuzzFeed is one of the largest and most popular social news site and meme aggregator with 25 million monthly unique visitors.
Twitter partners with BBC, Fox, Fuse and the Weather Channel in order to offer real-time videos in the Twitter Amplify stream. In terms of real-time chatter on the internet, Twitter is the place to go.
After a week of rumors, Yahoo! officially announces its buyout of Tumblr for $1.1 billion with vows to keep the service independent. It’s official. Yahoo is buying out the up and coming blogging platform Tumblr for $1.1 billion, mostly in cash.
Feds seize assets from Mt. Gox Dwolla account and accuse the service of violating money transfer regulations. Bitcoin is growing rapidly with several companies investing thousands of dollars on the venture. The Japanese startup Mt.
New Brightcove Video Cloud Live module will allow Brightcove users to easily stream live events on a wide variety of devices. In order to be competitive in the video streaming service, companies need to stand out from streaming giants like Netflix.
Google web users now have access to 15GB of storage shared between Drive, Gmail and Google+ Photos. Until recently, Google users needed to keep track of free storage on all Google products separately.
The Dutch government is proposing a bill that would allow the government to hack anyone’s computer – including those located outside of the Netherlands. The bill was signed by Ivo Opstelten and published.
Copytele, a patent enforcement entity, has filed a patent infringement suit against Skype’s calling and messaging service.
Wavii, a natural language technology startup, confirms the Google buyout today by shutting down its service and updating its logo. There was speculation earlier this week about Google’s acquisition of Wavii, rumored to cost Google north of $30 million.
New Google Earth Pro 7.1 offers improved map-making and printing options and a new Viewshed Tool. Just in time to celebrate Earth Day, Google has launched their improved Google Earth and Google Earth Pro 7.1 edition.
Voddler, often described as Sweden’s Spotify for video, has announced that it will extend its service to the rest of the world in the upcoming weeks. Until today Voddler’s film and TV streaming service has only been available to users in Scandinavia and Spain.
Barnes and Nobles Nook debuts the Nook Press, which will directly complete with Amazon Kindle’s self-publishing platform.
Microsoft plans to adopt AMD system-on-a-chip in their next Xbox Console code-named Durango and will reportedly showcase the console in May. As a prelude to the, Microsoft has leaked that it will use an AMD system-on-a-chip (SoC).