| Jun 20, 2014
| 10:18 AM
Perhaps because of either its absurdity or its simplicity, a messaging app called Yo, which doesn’t do much more than send a contact a voice recording of someone saying “Yo,” has gone viral this week.
“Yo is a single-tap zero...
| Jun 11, 2014
| 2:30 PM
Viva futbol! The 2014 FIFA World Cup, set to kick off Thursday in Brazil, is expected to be the most-social sporting event ever globally -- although the U.S., where the game is less popular than in the rest of the world, represents just a small fraction...
| 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...
| May 22, 2014
| 1:57 PM
The parents of George Zimmerman want comedienne Roseanne Barr to pay them $750,000 because she posted their address on Twitter, according to federal court records.
The overwhelming majority of their claim - $600,000 - is for emotional harm, according to...
| May 5, 2014
| 6:30 PM
Digital music-video powerhouse Vevo is doubling down on original programming -- adding seven new shows and a live concert event to its lineup -- and launched a new ad program with Twitter aimed at driving music-video views past the 100-million mark....
| May 5, 2014
| 8:30 PM
There may not yet be proof that listening to the chatter on social media platforms sells a product -- or in Hollywood's case, movie tickets -- but it's still a powerful tool to help consumers connect with a brand, marketers say.
"I'm a huge believer in...
| May 6, 2014
| 6:48 PM
Chinese Internet behemoth Alibaba has filed to sell shares in the U.S., the first step in what is expected to be one of the biggest initial public offerings ever.
The company, bigger than Amazon.com Inc. and EBay Inc. combined, said it was raising $1...
| May 8, 2014
First of all, let's drop the "old news; no one cares" bit.
Vulture's "10 Years Later: 'Friends' 10 Most Quotable Lines" (recommended by 44,875 Facebook users) popped up more than once in my Twitter feed yesterday, right below Chicagoist's "Kerry Wood...
| May 7, 2014
| 12:30 PM
NBC launched a broad video-advertising campaign on Facebook to promote three midseason shows -- "Rosemary's Baby," "The Night Shift" and "Undateable" -- becoming the first television network to use the social media company's autoplay video ads.
| May 14, 2014
| 1:50 PM
Alec Baldwin spent some time online Tuesday night explaining himself after a morning run-in with police that resulted in two summonses for the actor and a subsequent amusing blurt by him on Twitter.
The former "30 Rock" star was stopped by cops in...
| May 15, 2014
| 2:15 PM
Prince Harry now has a royal following online!
The British prince officially tweeted from the Invictus Games 2014 Twitter account in honor of the annual competition, making him the most senior royal to use the social media platform, according to several...