| Jul 17, 2014
| 2:45 PM
Jason Biggs made a joke online about Thursday's Malaysia Airlines wreck in Ukraine. People on Twitter got upset and called him names.
Biggs proceeded to own his tweet instead of deleting it and -- how do we say it politely? -- told those who were...
| Jul 11, 2014
| 2:30 PM
Starz will debut the premiere episode of new drama "Outlander" one week before its official airdate with a multiplatform preview, CEO Chris Albrecht announced Friday at the Television Critics Assn. summer press tour.
The cabler will give approximately 82...
| Jun 11, 2014
| 10:38 AM
If your Twitter account suddenly retweeted a heart and a seemingly random string of letters and numbers, you aren't alone: TweetDeck was hacked.
Tweetdeck is Twitter's app for creating timelines and tracking lists in a column format. It appears the...
| Jul 1, 2014
| 1:01 PM
Hashtags, retweets and in-tweet purchases? A new feature that temporarily popped up this week on Twitter's mobile app indicates the micro-blogging social network might be getting ready to step into e-commerce.
Earlier this week, a "Buy now" button...
| Jun 5, 2014
He describes himself in his Twitter bio as being great at bringing people together. And he has 350,000 followers, so it must be true. Right?
Sorry, no. He's a phony. And with Twitter having more than 800 million registered users, he's hardly alone....
| Jul 2, 2014
As Metra searches for a way to offer wireless Internet access for its increasingly tech-savvy riders, a new study concludes the amenity could help soothe customers irritated by late trains and boost ridership.
Laptops, tablets and other devices that...
| Jun 16, 2014
| 7:17 PM
Tony Gwynn, appreciated throughout baseball for his wizardry with a bat and beloved in San Diego for his loyalty to his adopted city, died Monday. He was 54.
Gwynn died in a Poway hospital after a four-year battle with cancer, the National Baseball Hall...
| Jun 19, 2014
Someone recently referred to what I do as social media magic and asked me to sprinkle some "magic dust" to help them promote something.
I immediately checked my business card to confirm what I already knew: My title isn't "social media magician." And...
| Jun 10, 2014
| 4:11 PM
My annoyance with hashtags began in 2011 with Charlie Sheen's #winning making the rounds. At first I found it clever, but it played out quickly and soon everything was being hashtagged. I chalked it up to growing older and not understanding the...
| Jun 11, 2014
| 12:00 PM
American Honda Motor Co. plans to pull money from prime time and other television advertising to launch its own music-streaming channel and sponsor dozens of high-profile concerts and music tours.
The move is an attempt to attract young car buyers....
| Jun 10, 2014
| 12:30 PM
PARIS -- On June 6, the Central Intelligence Agency joined the social media platform Twitter with its first tweet: "We can neither confirm nor deny that this is our first tweet." Presumably this is an attempt by the agency to develop its "brand." Here's...