Tech

Free Flights On Virgin America… If You’re Big On Twitter

[credit provider=”JOE MARINARO via Flickr” url=”http://www.flickr.com/photos/m500/3574481140/”] Virgin America has partnered with Klout, an analytics service that tracks users’ influence on Twitter (based on variables such as the quality and number of followers and retweets), to extend free flights (plus tax) to influencers in Toronto.Continue reading at Mashable >
Free Flights On Virgin America… If You’re Big On Twitter
Tech

How To Trick People Into Becoming Your Fans On Facebook

[credit provider=”Ludovic Toinel” url=”http://www.flickr.com/photos/prospere/2927109217/”] Display ads on Facebook come with the familiar — and now ubiquitous — Like button. But there are two very different things that clicking that Like button can mean — and the distinction is not at all clear to the average user.Facebook first added the ability […]
How To Trick People Into Becoming Your Fans On Facebook
Tech

Amazon Owns A Patent On Facebook

Amazon (AMZN) just won a patent on “social networks” and a description from the abstract makes the patent sound like a real threat to Facebook:
Amazon Owns A Patent On Facebook
Tech

Google Finally Rolling Out Would-Be-Newspaper-Saving Payment Solution “Newspass”

[credit provider=”Sound Eco Adventures: www.soundecoadventure.com” url=”http://www.soundecoadventure.com/AnchWhit/TollBooths2.html”] Google has started reaching out to publishers in Italy asking them to test a new content-payment solution called “Newspass,” according to La Repubblica (via Bealoud):The platform will be launched by the end of the year and users will be able to access content behind […]
Google Finally Rolling Out Would-Be-Newspaper-Saving Payment Solution “Newspass”
Tech

Inside The Mind Of The Anonymous Troll

These users comment on everything from today’s news to hotel rooms. Many are harmless. But some are ruthless. Who are they exactly, and why do they do what they do?
Inside The Mind Of The Anonymous Troll
Tech

Forget 2009 – Here’s How Facebook Makes Billions In 2019

[credit provider=”Vogue” url=”http://www.vogue.com/feature/2010/04/sheryl-sandberg/?mbid=scrubbed_because_of_f33d_term_in_query_string”] We hear Facebook expects revenues to reach $1.5 billion to $2 billion this year.Here are the businesses the COO Sheryl Sandberg (pictured) hopes will get Facebook to $10 billion or $20 billion in five years…
Forget 2009 – Here’s How Facebook Makes Billions In 2019
Tech

The Platform Wars Rage On, Creating Complexity And Opportunity

Nearly every day I sit down with a media publisher or digital marketer, and am struck by the consistency of their questions and struggles.Uniformly, the explosive growth in connected device platforms is the most daunting, exciting and material area of focus for these digital professionals.
The Platform Wars Rage On, Creating Complexity And Opportunity
Tech

The MySpace Executive Exodus Is Coming

When Owen Van Natta came in as MySpace CEO in the summer of 2009, he gave valuable employees a two-part retention bonus. The first part paid out immediately. Sources tell us the second pays out in July.
The MySpace Executive Exodus Is Coming
Tech

10 Things You Need To Know This Morning

[credit provider=”mauricesvay” url=”http://www.flickr.com/photos/mauriz/2928171735/sizes/l/”] Here’s some news to close out the week: The MySpace disaster continues. Co-president Jason Hirschhorn is out. Come July, expect 10% to 20% of the staff to defect, thanks to retention bonuses that pay out that month. Microsoft is raking in $625 million annually from virtual goods […]
10 Things You Need To Know This Morning
Tech

Facebook Moves A Step Closer To Building Foursquare Rival

On Monday, Twitter rolled out Twitter Places, its attempt to add a layer of actual venues to its geolocation data. This was made possible by a deal with , a local business listing service with over 14 million businesses in their database. Now we’re hearing that Facebook has struck a […]
Facebook Moves A Step Closer To Building Foursquare Rival
Tech

Facebook COO: “Email Is Probably Going Away”

[credit provider=”Crossroads Foundation Photos” url=”http://www.flickr.com/photos/crossroads_foundation/4324554264/sizes/l/”] Only 11% of teens email each day, Facebook COO Sheryl Sandberg told a conference crowd yesterday.“Email is probably going away,” she said.
Facebook COO: “Email Is Probably Going Away”
Tech

How Zuck Learned To Run Facebook

[credit provider=”Ludovic Toinel” url=”http://www.flickr.com/photos/prospere/2927938192/sizes/l/”] According to The Facebook Effect, Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg’s management role models are the Washington Post Company’s Don Graham and a guru named Peter Drucker – the so-called “father of modern management.”You’re asking: Who?*
How Zuck Learned To Run Facebook
Tech

AOL’s Bebo Sale Has Tim Armstrong Smiling This Big

In a memo sent to employees following the sale of social network Bebo to private equity firm Criterion Capital Partners for a reported price of $10 million, AOL CEO Tim Armstrong said the sale will “create a meaningful tax deduction.”
AOL’s Bebo Sale Has Tim Armstrong Smiling This Big
News

How To Watch The U.S. Open LIVE Online

[credit provider=”golf.com”] The 2010 U.S. Open at Pebble Beach, California starts today and closes on Sunday, June 20.Lucas Glover is hoping to defend his championship against Tiger Woods, Lee Westwood and Ernie Els, who will all be teeing off on Thursday. 
How To Watch The U.S. Open LIVE Online
Tech

Amazon Wants To Become The Primary Shopping Option On Bing

[credit provider=”AP”] Amazon wants to own the shopping results that are served up from Microsoft’s Bing search engine, we’ve heard from an industry source close to both companies.After Microsoft announced it would shut down its Bing Cashback program, Amazon decided to aggressively pursue talks with Bing about taking over the […]
Amazon Wants To Become The Primary Shopping Option On Bing
News

New York Times Plans Public Beta Site For Its Experiments

The New York Times is building a public beta testing site where it will experiment with new ideas and applications before deciding whether they deserve to go live on NYTimes.com. The Times expects to introduce the site, to be called Beta620, in July or August. The “620” refers to the […]
New York Times Plans Public Beta Site For Its Experiments
Tech

The Startup Ecosystem – By The Charts

[credit provider=”Entrepreneur’s census” url=”http://entrepreneurcensus.wordpress.com/”] Hard data on startup and venture capital activity is hard to come by.Matt Shapiro, a second-year MBA student at Yale, led an effort to change this, conducting the “Entrepreneur’s Census.”
The Startup Ecosystem – By The Charts
Tech

Calm Down: Google’s Wifi Scraping Is Not A Big Deal

[credit provider=”Associated Press”] Attorneys general from roughly 30 U.S. states are considering combining their investigations into Google accidentally recording private data from wifi networks, The New York Times reports.This news is the latest in a string of announcements about governmental reactions to the issue. The FCC has expressed its concern, […]
Calm Down: Google’s Wifi Scraping Is Not A Big Deal
Tech

Fred Wilson: Chatroulette Founder Doesn’t Know What He Wants To Do

[credit provider=”Randy Stewart” url=”http://www.flickr.com/photos/stewtopia/3705843907/sizes/l/”] After being one of the biggest supporters of Chatroulette, it appears Fred Wilson has cooled on the company and its founder.In an interview with Nick Bilton at the New York Times, Fred says:
Fred Wilson: Chatroulette Founder Doesn’t Know What He Wants To Do
Tech

Meg Whitman Shoves An Employee, Pays A $200,000 Settlement (Allegedly)

[credit provider=”AP”] Former eBay CEO and current California gubernatorial candidate Meg Whitman paid a ~$200,000 settlement to an eBay employee she allegedly once shoved named Young Mi Kim.Here’s the blow-by-blow from the June 7, 2007 incident, as reported in the New York Times this morning:
Meg Whitman Shoves An Employee, Pays A $200,000 Settlement (Allegedly)
US

MLB.com CEO Bob Bowman: Here’s The REAL Future Of Television

Major League Baseball Advanced Media (MLBAM) CEO Bob Bowman stopped by our Startup 2010 event to chat for 20 minutes. Here’s our full conversation, including one of the best synopses we’ve ever heard about what the future of television will REALLY be like (starts around 4 min. 20 sec. in).
MLB.com CEO Bob Bowman: Here’s The REAL Future Of Television
Tech

Check Out Kayak’s Awesome New “Explore” Feature

This Innovation Series post is brought to you by Lexus        [preserve] [/preserve] Every day, one of the big web search engines seems to have an “innovative” new feature or gimmick. But here’s something new and impressive that might actually be useful.
Check Out Kayak’s Awesome New “Explore” Feature
Tech

Yahoo’s Login Page Is Now A Huge Ad

If Google (GOOG) can decorate its famously pristine home page, then everything else is fair game too: Yahoo has started renting out its login page to marketers.
Yahoo’s Login Page Is Now A Huge Ad
News

The Awl Is Launching More Websites

The Awl plans to launch at least two additional websites, its wunderkind publisher David Cho tells Nieman Journalism Lab in a piece about the influential blog’s un-SEO-friendly business strategy:In the next few months, The Awl will grow into a network of sites. One planned site already has a lead writer […]
The Awl Is Launching More Websites
Tech

Who Gave Up So Much Dirt On Facebook?

[credit provider=”Crunchies2009″ url=”http://www.flickr.com/photos/crunchies2009/4259162754/”] David Kirkpatrick’s new book on the founding of Facebook, The Facebook Effect, is plenty laudatory of Facebook.But it’s also full of scoops on company politics, secret buy-out offers, and even drug scandals.
Who Gave Up So Much Dirt On Facebook?
Tech

Chatroulette Has Its First Down Month – Fad Over?

[credit provider=”Casey Neistat” url=”http://vimeo.com/9669721″] US unique visitors to Chatroulette, the site that pairs users into random video chats, declined from 1.56 million in April to 1.33 million in May, according to ComScore.It was the site’s first down month since launching late last fall.
Chatroulette Has Its First Down Month – Fad Over?
Tech

10 Things You Need To Know This Morning

[credit provider=”Gizmodo” url=”http://gizmodo.com/5562534/microsft-kinect-up-close-so-shiny?utm_source=feedburner&utm_medium=feed&utm_campaign=Feed%3A+gizmodo%2Ffull+%28Gizmodo%29″] Hey there! It’s a good morning: Foursquare appears to be ready to take money from Andreessen Horowitz, at a valuation close to $80 million. Yelp cofounder and CTO Russel Simmons is leaving the company. AT&T emails all the customers who had the iPad owners that had their […]
10 Things You Need To Know This Morning
Tech

Microsoft Needs To Cut 30,000-40,000 Employees, Says Ex-Microsoftie

[credit provider=”Wikimedia Commons” url=”http://commons.wikimedia.org/wiki/File:Microsoft_sign_closeup.jpg”] In our never ending quest to learn more about Microsoft and what it’s like inside the company, we spent a half hour chatting with a former high level employee at the company yesterday.There’s two basic problems at the company, according to this ex-Microsoftie. The management style […]
Microsoft Needs To Cut 30,000-40,000 Employees, Says Ex-Microsoftie
Tech

Meet The Facebook Employees Zuckerberg Loves Least

[credit provider=”Facebook New York Sales Office’s Photos” url=”http://www.facebook.com/photos.php?id=28864583650″] Is there a growing divide between Facebook’s product-makers and Facebook’s money-makers?One close company watcher thinks so.
Meet The Facebook Employees Zuckerberg Loves Least
News

How To Watch The World Cup LIVE Online

As of 9:30 a.m. EST today (10:00 a.m. EST kick off), World Cup 2010 fever is officially in full swing. The first game (of 64) is between South Africa and Mexico.
How To Watch The World Cup LIVE Online
Tech

10 Things We Learned Today

[credit provider=”audreyjm529″ url=”http://www.flickr.com/photos/audreyjm529/2551381540/”] The FBI is launching an investigation into the security hole that allowed hackers to discover the email addresses of iPad 3G owners. More than 100,000 email addresses are known to have been uncovered. The flaw seems to be AT&T’s doing. More bad publicity for the AT&T/Apple partnership […]
10 Things We Learned Today