Friday, March 2, 2012
  • Google Appeals Ruling About WiFi Interceptions

    Google is asking a federal appellate court to dismiss a privacy lawsuit stemming from the company's admission that its Street View cars collected URLs, passwords and emails sent over unencrypted WiFi networks. ...Read the whole story

  • MSLO TV, Mags Endure 2011 Ad Slump

    Martha Stewart Living Omnimedia didn't escape the fourth-quarter downturn that struck the rest of the magazine business. Weakening print advertising demand resulted in substantial revenue declines. Revenue declines on the broadcasting side also contributed to the fourth-quarter slump. ...Read the whole story

  • Augmented Reality Puts Consumers In The Game

    Game developers will soon have the ability to connect Total Immersion's augmented reality technology with Unity, creating D'Fusion for Unity, a gaming tool that will create immersive video games for consoles and smartphones and tablets. ...Read the whole story

  • Budweiser Says, This QR Code's For You

    If you ever wondered where your beer came from, then Anheuser Busch says, this QR code is for you. In a campaign aimed at promoting the quality and local roots of its brewing process, the Budweiser brand has created the "Track Your Bud" program that gives drinkers the progeny of the brew they are imbibing. ...Read the whole story

Around The Net

  • Yelp Whips Wall Street Into Minor FrenzyAP

    Though not uncommon for flashy tech startups, Yelp saw its stock soar in first-day trading on Friday. “The online reviews site's IPO priced above its targeted range of $12 to $14 per share,” The Associated Press reports. “That already suggested strong investor demand for a slice of the 8-year-old online reviews site, which has yet to turn a profit.” Yelp’s IPO price valued the company at $900 million. By Friday afternoon, aggressive trading had shot it value up to about $1.49 billion. “Such a big first-day jump is common for high-profile Internet companies such as Yelp,” AP notes. Most recently, ... ...Read the whole story

  • Foursquare Drops Google For OpenStreetMapsThe Next Web

    Who needs Google Maps? Not Foursquare, apparently. Dropping Google’s API, the location-based social network is now using OpenStreetMaps to show users where they are. The Next Web calls it an “interesting” move, “and one that the company says it has done because of a desire to support the start-up ecosystem.” In a blog post, Foursquare says it was surprised to find so many strong alternatives to Google Maps. “When we initially began looking around for other map providers, we found some incredibly strong alternatives,” according to Foursquare. “And while the new Google Maps API pricing was the reason we initially ... ...Read the whole story

  • Rovio's Peter Vesterbacka: No End In SightThe Guardian
Will Mobile Search Apps Outperform Google?

Some of the most innovative search engines lately have been developed for mobile devices. Take the iPhone app search engine Summly, for example. The 16-year-old entrepreneur Nick D'Aloisio built the search engine, which last year raised ...More