Twitter may generate $1b in ad revenue in 2014
Twitter’s ad revenue is expected to skyrocket in 2014. The social network has seen a huge rise in mobile advertisement revenue, and is expected to continue on with that momentum throughout the next year. According to eMarketer, 53% of Twitter’s ad revenue comes from mobile advertisements alone. That’s a huge percentage, especially considering that Twitter generated nothing from mobile advertisements back in 2011. eMarketer expects that Twitter’s ad revenue will be aroun...
Justin Bieber’s Pet Monkey Quarantined In Germany
“Munich was a good time. And loud,” Justin Bieber said on March 28, after his ‘Believe’ tour performance in the German city. However, AP reports that Bieber also had to leave his pet capuchin monkey in quarantine. A Munich customs spokeman says that because Bieber did not have the necessary documentation to bring the monkey in the first place, Munich customs ordered that his pet stay with authorities. The pet monkey was a gift from producer Mally Mall, according to TMZ. ...
Dell's SEC report describes challenges for PC makers
Dell described a bleak outlook for the PC industry on Good Friday in a document filed with the U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission. The document, one of several filed by the company in connection with its move to go private, includes a laundry list of ills that pretty much defines life for computer makers in the post PC era. That list identifies factors contributing not only to Dell's present and future performance, but paints a picture of the uncertain world ahead for all PC makers....
Eight helpful apps for teachers and educators
Tablets are becoming more common in classrooms and lecture theaters across the country. We take a look at some of the best apps for educators and teachers with tablets.
Central African Republic leader, facing isolation, says no reprisals
BANGUI (Reuters) - Central African Republic's new leader Michel Djotodia, facing international isolation after seizing power, said on Saturday he would not take reprisals against rivals and called on those who fled abroad to return. ...
David Hayter will not voice Snake in Metal Gear Solid V
David Hayter, who voiced Snake and Big Boss for the Metal Gear Solid series since 1998, will not be returning to voice Snake in Metal Gear Solid V: The Phantom Pain. In fact, David Hayter will not be voicing Snake or Big Boss in any of the future Metal Gear Solid games from now on. Why? Because according to Hideo Kojima, Konami and him are trying to “recreate the Metal Gear series”. He stated, “It’s a new type of Metal Gear game, and we want to have this reflected it the ...
Phil Ramone, 14-Time Grammy-Winning Producer, Dead at 72
Phil Ramone, a 14-time Grammy-winning producer once dubbed “The Pope of Pop,” has died at age 72. Ramone’s son Matt has confirmed his death, but he has yet to release other details. In his 60-year career Ramone has produced dozens of recordings, including Cyndi Lauper‘s “Change of Heart,” Madonna‘s “Crazy for You,” Paul McCartney‘s “Only Love Remains,” and Tony Bennett‘s Duets II. He also produced the first-ever CD to ...
Listen for the next big thing on Twitter: #TwitterChats
Atul Jha likes to stay up-to-date on the latest and greatest in the tech world; after all, that's part of his job as a consultant and technology evangelist for CSS Corp., which is co-headquartered in Silicon Valley and India. But living in the southeastern urban center of Chennai, India, Jha doesn't necessarily get the chance to have a lot of face-to-face meetings with users, customers, analysts and other techies. So, he makes do using alternatives, and one of his platforms of choice is Twi...
Geek Trivia: What Was The Oldest Living Organism Ever Discovered?
What Was The Oldest Living Organism Ever Discovered?1) A Giant Tortoise 2) A Barrel Sponge3) A Pine Tree4) A Black CoralThink you know the answer? ...
A Guide to Film and TV Tourism in Wales
Today we have a lovely guest post which is a guide to Film and TV Tourism in Wales- enjoy! Iconic locations in Wales have been used as the backdrop to many successful films and TV programmes. With film and TV tourism growing ever more popular, here’s a guide to five of the best places to visit: The scenic valleys and attractive towns of Wales have long been popular with film and television producers scouting for locations. In recent years the creative landscape of Wales has been particularly p...
US Patent And Trademark Office Denies Apple's iPad Mini Trademark Application, Deemed “Merely Descriptive”
Right after it launched the iPad mini, Apple filed a trademark application for the name with the United States Patent and Trademark Office (USPTO). As Patently Apple noticed earlier today, however, the USPTO has now refused Apple’s trademark filing because, the reviewer argues, “the applied-for mark merely describes a feature or characteristic of applicant’s goods.” The refusal was mailed to Apple on January 24, but only made public in the last few days. “The applied-for ...
Surprise! Your drunken online shopping sprees are a bad idea
Don't shop online while drunk, or your throbbing headache will be the least of your worries the next morning, says a OnePoll study.
Palestinians, Israeli Arabs mark "Land Day" with muted protests
JERUSALEM (Reuters) - Palestinians protested in the West Bank and the Gaza Strip on Saturday and a few were lightly hurt in clashes with Israeli soldiers on the 37th anniversary of a landmark event for Israel's Arab minority. ...
Giant panda artificially inseminated at U.S. National Zoo
WASHINGTON (Reuters) - Veterinarians at the National Zoo artificially inseminated the zoo's female giant panda Mei Xiang on Saturday after natural breeding failed to occur, zoo keepers said. ...
Fire salamander (Salamandra salamandra) pictures
This post won't be about birds ,but I think that it will be very interesting for all of you who love nature. Few days ago my brother sent me some unique pictures of a Fire salamander (Salamandra salamandra). The pictures were made neat Veshtica. Fire salamander (Salamandra salamandra) Fire salamander (Salamandra salamandra) Here is some interesting information that I found about Fire salamanders: "Fire salamanders live in central European forests and are more common in hilly are...
Facebook gets approval to build a low-key second campus
Facebook has just received the “go-ahead” to build a second campus in Menlo Park. Menlo Park’s city council, minus one member, voted 4-0 to allow Facebook to build its second campus. The new campus will be a 433,555 square foot building located on the other side of Facebook’s headquarters. It will be located on 312 and 313 Constitution Drive, just west of Bayfront Expressway. The campus will be span across 22-acres of land. It will be designed by Frank Gehry, a renowned...
Chris Brown Instructs Drake To “Come Out The Closet” In Young Jeezy’s “R.I.P.” Remix
Chris Brown‘s beef with Drake dates back to June 2012, when the R&B singer and the rapper fought inside a New York nightclub. Based on his new verse in a remix to Young Jeezy‘s “R.I.P.,” Brown does not plan to smooth his relations with October’s Very Own anytime soon. “Dearly departed, I bought a plane I departed / And if you started from the bottom, go on and come out the closet,” Brown raps. The last time he addressed Drake’s own “Start...
Flaw leaves servers vulnerable to denial-of-service attacks
A flaw in the widely used BIND DNS (Domain Name System) software can be exploited by remote attackers to crash DNS servers and affect the operation of other programs running on the same machines. The flaw stems from the way regular expressions are processed by the libdns library that's part of the BIND software distribution. BIND versions 9.7.x, 9.8.0 up to 9.8.5b1 and 9.9.0 up to 9.9.3b1 for UNIX-like systems are vulnerable, according to a security advisory published Tuesday by the Intern...
David Beckham relishing chance to play against Barcelona
PSG has not played in the quarterfinals of the competition since 1995, when a 19-year-old Beckham was just breaking into the Manchester United team, and that year it beat Barca in the last eight.
KKR all set for IPL 6 with skipper Gambhir joining side on Sunday
KKR skipper Gautam Gambhir has recovered from jaundice is set to play the opener against Delhi Daredevils on Wednesday at Eden Gardens, Kolkata.