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Amazon Cloud Outage Shuts Down Netflix, Foursquare and Others

Seattle, Wash. — Amazon Web Service’s cloud-computer service crashed briefly Monday, temporarily making a number of their websites, such as Netflix, unavailable. Amazon Elastic Compute...

London Police Hindered by BlackBerrys

While many in the mainstream press blamed Facebook and Twitter for spreading the London riots that broke out Saturday, the technology used most frequently...

Soccer Fans Get Their Own Social Network, Bantr

Bantr, a British startup, has launched a beta version of its social network devoted to soccer, just in time for the 2011 season’s kick-off. Things...

A Third of Gamers Spend Real Money on Virtual Goods

According to new research released by PlaySpan, nearly a third (31 percent) of gamers have purchased virtual content using real-world money, and over half...

L.A. Press Club Adds Social Media Awards

The Los Angeles Press Club has added new categories to its National Entertainment Journalism Awards to recognize use of Twitter or Facebook to report...

Google+ Marketing Includes Lollapallooza, Exclusivity

Mountain View, Calif. — Google+ has a long way to go - more than 700 million users - before it catches up with Facebook,...

LinkedIn Earns $121M in Q2 2011, Exceeding Expectations

Mountain View, Calif. — LinkedIn, a social network for professionals, generated $121 million in revenue and $4.5 million in income in the second quarter,...

Spam King Surrenders to FBI

Even if you don’t know the name Sanford Wallace, you’ve received email from him. Often referred to as “the Spam King” due to his...

Skype Adds 17 Android Phones To Video Chat

Luxembourg — Skype says the company is all about keeping their promises. Just look to their blog where the VoIP company announced today the...

Zynga Brings Google into Its Vostu Legal Battle

San Francisco, Calif. — Google can’t seem to stay out of the news lately, but Zynga added one more reason for that state of...