The Buzz >> Browse Articles

Browse The Buzz Articles

  • +1

    Man Claims to Own 84% of Facebook

    Man Claims to Own 84% of Facebook
    Facebook is no stranger to controversy. Typically, the controversy surrounds new changes to the social network's privacy standards. As the largest social network online, Facebook boasts many millions of users across the world.The last legal proceeding having to do with the social network was identified when Germany sued Facebook for violating the privacy of its users. The accusation in the suit ...
    Rated: +1
  • +2

    Are We Starting to Care Less About Money?

    Are We Starting to Care Less About Money?
    A new survey by the advertising and marketing firm Ogilvy & Mather suggests we might be: Among the study’s key findings is that “having it all” is an unrealistic goal with 75% of those surveyed saying they would rather get out of the rat race than climb the corporate ladder – and instead, 76% said they would rather spend more time ...
    Rated: +2
  • +1

    Report: One in Three Regret Posting Personal Information on Social Networking Sites

    Report: One in Three Regret Posting Personal Information on Social Networking Sites
    Shopping site Retrevo learned that around 32 percent of people who post on a social networking site regret they shared information so openly. Users who post criticism about workplaces, co-workers, friends, political views, and other controversial topics often don’t consider the possible severity of these posts.The report focuses on Facebook, Twitter, MySpace, and other social networking sites popular among internet users.  Specifically, ...
    Rated: +1
  • +1

    Steve Jobs Promises World "Freedom From Porn" in Email Flame War

    Steve Jobs Promises World "Freedom From Porn" in Email Flame War
    Apple CEO Steve Jobs and Gawker Media aren't exactly on the warmest terms.  After all, Gawker's blog Gizmodo bought a lost iPhone prototype tore it apart, damaging it in the process, and spilled its secrets to competitors and the general public alike.  And at Jobs' request police raided the house of Gizmodo blogger Jason Chen, who is suspect of buying the lost/stolen prototype.On Saturday night, Gawker blogger Ryan ...
    Rated: +1
  • +2

    Fox News Claims Wikipedia is in "Chaos" After Porn Purge

    Fox News Claims Wikipedia is in "Chaos" After Porn Purge
    Who's in charge of Wikipedia these days?  According to a Fox News source, "No one. It’s chaos.”If their recent report is to believed, Wikimedia Foundation President and Wikipedia co-founderJimmy Wales has seen his control of the site dramatically slashed and his rights reduced to the "same capabilities of a low-level administrator."That shocking claim comes in the wake of a pornography purge that began last week on Wikipedia.  The ...
    Rated: +2
  • +1

    Fox News Claims Responsibility for Wikipedia Porn Purge

    Fox News Claims Responsibility for Wikipedia Porn Purge
    In the war over internet censorship and online morality, it was not the government, but rather Fox News that struck the latest blow.  The news agency has triggered a purging of pornographic content from the world's most popular online encyclopedia, Wikipedia.The parent company of Wikipedia, Wikimedia Commons, silently conducted the removal of thousands of images.  It is reportedly also is preparing a new policy concerning ...
    Rated: +1
  • Rate

    FCC Steps Up Internet Regulatory Efforts; Republicans, Telecoms Fight Back

    FCC Steps Up Internet Regulatory Efforts; Republicans, Telecoms Fight Back
    National broadband was one of the  key campaign promises  that President Barack Obama made in 2008.  His Federal Communication Commission chief, Chairman Julius Genachowski, has tried to deliver on that promise, but has a difficult path ahead.The FCC's plan to is to take spectrum from television, re-auction it to wireless companies, and use part of the proceeds to finance new lines for the ...
  • Rate

    Gulf Oil Spill Likely to be Worst in U.S. History

    Gulf Oil Spill Likely to be Worst in U.S. History
    The recent tragic loss of life at the Upper Big Branch Mine in West Virginia highlighted the dangerous cost of our nation's reliance on fossil fuels, and offered cause to consider emerging energy sources like clean nuclear power.  Now yet another fossil fuel disaster has rocked the U.S., and it's unlikely to settle down any time soon.On April 20 Deepwater Horizon, ...
  • Rate

    Facebook Instant Personalization Feature Protested by Privacy Advocates

    Facebook Instant Personalization Feature Protested by Privacy Advocates
    Facebook has found itself in hot water over the last few months with very public changes to its privacy policy that would result in more of a user's personal information being shared with third-party websites. The backtracking on privacy for users of the site has raised the ire of more than one consumer watchdog group and some Senators as well.Senator Schumer sent ...
  • Rate

    Palm Suffers Another Setback as Executive, Retail Partner Quit

    Palm Suffers Another Setback as Executive, Retail Partner Quit
    The financial and structural problems for Palm continue to pile up with no apparent viable outcome other than selling the company.Palm started the week already under constant pressure, but it got worse when it was disclosed Michael Abbott, Palm Vice President of Software and Services, abandoned the company as Palm admitted it may be more difficult to find a new buyer ...
  • Rate

    Upcoming iPhone Leaked, Gizmodo Gadget Blog Gets Hands On

    Upcoming iPhone Leaked, Gizmodo Gadget Blog Gets Hands On
    "Is you is or is you ain't my baby?" Over the weekend, Engadget posted pictures of what it claimed to be the next generation iPhone 4G. The pictures sparked quite a debate over their authenticity and many flatly rejected the design saying that it was too ugly to be an iPhone. Detractors noted the blocky shape and seams along the edge ...
  • Rate

    Windows Phone 7 Architecture Leaks

    Windows Phone 7 Architecture Leaks
    This week, details about both the Windows Phone 7 architecture and low-end phone hardware for developing nations was aired.Microsoft faces much the same position as Palm does in the smartphone market - it's losing marketshare to a charging Google and is falling farther away from entrenched market leaders Apple and Research in Motion.Microsoft's answer is a complete reboot of its smartphone franchise, however, ...
  • +1

    Apple's App Police Ban Pulitzer Prize Winning Cartoonist for Being Satirical

    Apple's App Police Ban Pulitzer Prize Winning Cartoonist for Being Satirical
    There's no denying that Apple's iTunes and App Store revolutionized the fields of online media sales and smartphone application delivery, respectively.  However, for all the company's success, of late it has a baffling track record of trying to  police the morality  of the apps that go into its app store.Initially Apple rejected any apps that overlapped with its functionality, any mature ...
    Rated: +1
  • +1

    It's a Wonderful Time to Be in the B-to-B News Business

    It's a Wonderful Time to Be in the B-to-B News Business
    The following is excerpted from a speech given by Bob Tippee after he'd been presented the Crain Award at the Neal Awards ceremony. Not long after I joined the staff of Oil & Gas Journal, I encountered a woman who worked at the newspaper I had just left. "How does it feel to be out of the news business?" she asked. ...
    Rated: +1
  • +1

    Why Consumers Are Tired of Hearing About the Recession

    Why Consumers Are Tired of Hearing About the Recession
    The recession, while not officially declared over, is over in the minds of many consumers. For marketers, this means it's time to pay more attention to what the consumer is saying and not what the media is reporting. For while the media feeds the country a steady diet of anxiety-inducing news of record job losses, mortgage defaults, out-of-control credit-card debt, the ...
    Rated: +1
  • +1

    Why Does Everyone Want to Work at AOL All of a Sudden?

    Why Does Everyone Want to Work at AOL All of a Sudden?
    NEW YORK (AdAge.com) -- AOL is the most-troubled big internet company, a turn-around job with a speculative future. So why, then, does it seem everyone wants to work there? The company is snagging talent from all sectors: Wall Street, publishing, consulting, Google, Yahoo, social-news aggregator Digg, Time Warner and even its own huge diaspora of former employees, some of whom have ...
    Rated: +1
  • +1

    Does Marketing Mean Never Having to Say You're Sorry?

    Does Marketing Mean Never Having to Say You're Sorry?
    How is it that every campaign that comes out of your department is a success? Granted, there's always that college-application admission of a shortcoming, as in "my greatest weakness is that I work too hard and stay focused on reaching my goals," but almost everything, from a little social-media experiment to a big new-product launch, succeeds in one way or another. ...
    Rated: +1
  • Rate

    IPad Day 1: 300K Sold; 360K Tweets; 1M Apps and 250K iBooks Downloaded

    IPad Day 1: 300K Sold; 360K Tweets; 1M Apps and 250K iBooks Downloaded
    Yeah, I got an iPad -- at the SoHo Apple Store in Manhattan Saturday morning. (I ran into Gawker Media founder/chief Nick Denton on my way out; he was heading in to get one himself. We grabbed coffee and he gave me a sneak peak of the elegant new iPad-friendly version of Gawker, a major user-interface rethink that all Gawker Media ...
  • Rate

    Pepsi Starts "I Count" Hispanic Initiative

    Pepsi Starts "I Count" Hispanic Initiative
    NEW YORK (AdAge.com) -- PepsiCo is taking advantage of the 2010 Census with an initiative called "Yo Sumo" (Spanish for "I count") that encourages Hispanics to go beyond just being counted numerically and to share their experiences that have helped shape the American landscape. Working with Pepsi, actress Eva Longoria Parker will make a documentary based on the stories posted to ...
  • Rate

    Google, Yahoo Use Online History to Target Advertising

    Google, Yahoo Use Online History to Target Advertising
    Google, Yahoo and other major Internet advertising companies are developing new ways to tailor ads by tracking users' online history -- and can even auction off individual customers to advertisers in the few milliseconds between a person clicking a link and the page appearing on their screen. But with Internet advertisers increasingly adept at targeting individuals based on the digital bread ...