Unmetric gets funding to help brands gauge their social media clout

April 11, 2012

This guy probably has social media clout. How many 'likes' will he get this November?

Everything we know about tech we learned from Kraftwerk

April 11, 2012

At 8:30 p.m. on Tuesday there was no more coveted piece of New York City real estate than standing room in the Museum of Modern Art’s Marron Atrium. And so it shall be for the next seven nights as Kraftwerk, the German electronic outfit from the 1970s, plays to a scant crowd of about 450 lucky souls. That this quartet, which includes just one of its original members, can command a showcase like MoMA – and sell out in a drumbeat – provides a useful lesson into technology’s risk of obsolescence.

Google+’s new look: Will it bring the visitors?

April 11, 2012

Photo courtesy Google

Is it time to visit Google+ again?

There’s been a lot of debate about how often people are actually using Google’s 10-month old social networking service. But if you happen to swing by in the coming days, you might notice that something is different: The Google+ Website is getting a major makeover.

Who’s Facebook going to buy next? Put your money on Foursquare

April 10, 2012

Facebook Director of Marketing Mike Hoefflinger announces a new "Premium on Facebook" service in New York City

Three in a row: ‘Hunger Games’ leads box office

April 9, 2012

Movie sensation “The Hunger Games” survived fresh competition from the “Titanic” and the gross-out “American Pie” gang to notch its third domestic box office win over the weekend.

More room at box office table for ‘Hunger Games’

April 6, 2012

“Hunger Games” mania looks ready to fire up movie box offices again. The post-apocalyptic survival drama will beat all competitors for the third weekend in a row – if it can hold off the mighty “Titanic” and the gang from “American Pie.”

A looking glass into the post-smartphone era

April 5, 2012

Permit me to not act my age.

I was all grown up already when the Internet became a big deal, scarcely two decades ago. I was like a kid in a candy store. Still, I’ve only had a couple of heart-stopping moments in those 20 years in which everything has changed.

Google spokesman to head Twitter PR

April 5, 2012

Twitter, the microblogging service that provided a messaging platform for an estimated 500 million users,  is getting a new communications chief of its own.

Way to make waves: Apple analyst puts $1,001 out there

April 2, 2012

Publicity stunt or deeply held conviction? Brian White, the once oft-quoted technology stock commentator who moved to Topeka Capital from  Ticonderoga, is stoking fiery debate with his declaration of a $1,001 target price for Apple’s stock.

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The recession killed journalism – and saved it

April 2, 2012

Over the last few years, thanks to the global economic crisis – encapsulating everything from the 2008 housing crash to today’s ongoing euro zone sovereign-debt debacle – much ink has been spilled about the reshaping of the world’s economy, especially about the domestic job market.