Editor's Pick Half a year ago, serial entrepreneur had a crazy idea: build a social network that people actually paid for. Now with App.net three times bigger than his goal, he looks back -- and ahead -- at what the service is, and will become.
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It may have been awkward and it may have been inappropriate and it was probably sexist, but Go Daddy's Super Bowl ad featuring supermodel Bar Rafaeli and -- yeah, let's be straight-up -- a fairly ugly geeky dude, totally worked.
The good news, if you're PayPal, is that almost three quarters of Americans know about you and your digital wallet solution. The bad news is that under half of them really understand what a digital wallet is.
Super Bowl XLVII is in the books, and so is the $7.6 million brands spent for just 60 precious seconds of your time during the game. But who won?
Today TiqIQ is launching SellerDirect, a new "more civilized" way to sell tickets to same-day games, events, and concerts. It's like Craigslist but with identity verification and details like the view from your seat.
NASA is extending a super-cool opportunity to 150 social media followers to chat live with International Space Station astronauts Kevin Ford, Tom Marshburn, and Chris Hadfield.
So you like your iPhone 5 or iPad 4, but want to live outside of the app store's "garden of pure ideology?" You're in luck: A group of hackers known as evad3rs has released the first jailbreak for iPhone 5, EvasiOn.
"There are new channels popping up every week, and consumers are spending time with brands in new places ... engaging with brands like the Miami Dolphins across eight to 10 channels, which makes them look like eight to 10 people."
But in spite of its strong showing, it's not all sweetness and light for Cupertino. Apple's share is not growing -- anymore -- so much as Nokia's is falling.
New York marketing manager Shibani Bhujle says her iPhone spontaneously combusted, burning her fingers, and then oozed acid when she tried to remove the battery.
Guest Post I’ve won two startup competitions and have learned some lessons along the way.
So Apple has top market share in the U.S., and Samsung is close on its heels, that much we know. But the sheer scale of the dominance is simply shocking.
For the first time, Japanese scientists captured video of a thought being formed, and it looks pretty much like miniature lightning tracing its way through a meshed structure of neurons.
Editor's Pick Early in her career former Yahoo and Google exec Jennifer Dulski was mentored by a woman who changed her life. Today was her first day of work as the new CEO of Change.org, where she's planning to help 25 million users change the world.
Facebook causes Americans more stress than any other social network. But it's also the network with the most positive effect on our moods.
Planning to watch a Big Plate game this weekend between the San Francisco 50-minus-1s and the Baltimore Black Birds?
Microsoft's new Office 365 is cloud-integrated, saving documents up to SkyDrive right as you save them on your PC. Now, with five new Bing-powered apps, Microsoft is bringing the power of the cloud back down into your local document.
That fancy new app the marketing department wants so you can sell more paperweights may not be your best investment. In fact, unless you're lucky or really, really good, the app might just end up being the digital equivalent of a paperweight itself.
Brain-training service Lumosity is vegetables to most social media sites' junk food.
Almost all smartphone users are happy with their phones, according to a new survey by Skype competitor Rebtel. But, sort of like the pigs in George Orwell's Animal Farm, some users are more happy than others.