by Free Britney at . Comments

As part of its ongoing effort to reinvent itself, Yahoo agreed to buy the blogging service Tumblr for about $1.1 billion in cash, The New York Times reports.

Yahoo and Tumblr

If the deal is approved, it would be the biggest yet under the tenure of Yahoo CEO Marissa Mayer and a major move into social media for the company.

It would also top Facebook’s 2012 acquisition of Instagram for $1 billion.

Founded in 2007, Tumblr has a young, active user base, with over 108 million image-centric blogs. Owning that would expand Yahoo's user base.

Or will it? Analysts and investors are likely to question immediately whether buying a site that has struggled to generate revenue makes any sense.

Continue Reading...

by Free Britney at . Comments

Chris Brown is releasing a new app called the Chris Brown Channel.

Yes, this is a real thing. Cue massive shrieking from Team Breezy.

"I am so excited to get closer to my fans," says the 24-year-old.

"To bring them into my world, hearing from me in my own words. Through my channel app they can be part of my music, my art, my life, day in and day out."

The app basically looks like a blend of Twitter, Facebook, and Instagram, only it's 24/7 Chris Brown - who will have the ability to contact you if he sees fit.

That's right, if you download this, none other than Christopher Maurice Brown might personally threaten to beat your ass into submission call you.

You gotta love technology and Millennials.

by Justin Dweeber at . Comments

Bing has finally one-upped Google in the nerd-cred department.

In honor of this week's premiere of Star Trek Into Darkness, Bing Translator has added the Trek language Klingon, or as I'll be referring to it: Bingon.

Worf from Star Trek

Starting today, you can visit the Bing Translator to convert a phrase from any of the languages available into Klingon.

The language is also available on the Windows Phone app (so the guy who has that can use it there).

Continue Reading...

by Free Britney at . Comments

Google is commemorating the 37th anniversary of the classic Atari game Breakout with an awesome Easter egg, so to speak, within its Image Search.

All you need to do is run an image search on "Atari Breakout."

When you do, your results will be displayed and organized into a Breakout-style game, which requires the player to demolish brick walls with a ball!

Atari Breakout

The 1976 game was a takeoff on the 1972 game, Pong.

Yes ... Pong. The single-bit mother of all video games.

The best part? Google's tribute is playable. And as addicting as the Atari version. We recommend checking it out two minutes before you have to go somewhere.

That way you won't waste hours playing.

by Free Britney at . Comments

Ever wondered what a Facebook update would look like in real life?

We don't mean your status update, but one of Facebook's actual updates - of which there many, and which often flummox and frustrate a billion-plus users.

According to the video below, it would basically boil down to some annoying dude inundating you with changes he made to your home and lifestyle.

Ones you didn't ask for, no less, and don't necessarily care for.

Check out the fun video below, and then immediately go check your privacy settings to see how Facebook jerked you around during the last update:

by Free Britney at . Comments

Vin Diesel says Facebook, upon which he has 41 million Likes, owes him "billions of dollars" for helping spark the social network's popularity.

It's hard to tell if he's half serious.

Diesel Photo

“What Facebook didn’t realize is something very big was about to happen," he tells EW.

"For the first time in history, and it’s kind of a fluke they didn’t see this coming - when I jumped on that page in April 2009, I started talking to people. In the realest ways."

Continue Reading...

by Free Britney at . Comments

A gem of a YouTube video, featuring former Republican House leader and presidential candidate Newt Gingrich, is making the online rounds today.

In it, Newt muses about cell phones and the lack of a term for one that's also Internet-enabled, apparently unaware that this is what "smart phone" means.

This has got to be a joke, right? See below:

“You probably think it’s a cell phone,” said Gingrich. “But think about it, if it’s taking pictures, it’s not a cell phone. This device, is something new and different!"

"I’ve been calling it a handheld computer."

Continue Reading...

by Free Britney at . Comments

Warner Bros. is being sued by Nyan Cat and Keyboard Cat for the company's alleged unauthorized use of two felines that have achieved viral fame.

Clips of Nyan Cat and Keyboard Cat have each each spurred tens of millions of views since appearing online in 2011 and 2007 respectively.

The legal complaint alleged that the cats were used without permission in Scribblenauts, a series of games on the Nintendo DS and other platforms.

Court documents allege that Warner Bros. and developer 5th Cell "knowingly and intentionally infringed" both kitty claimants' ownership rights.

Says the legal complaint against WB and 5th Cell:

Continue Reading...

by Free Britney at . Comments

Saul Bass' birthday is the subject of a new Google Doodle.

The artist, who died in 1996, would have been 93 today.

His claim to fame? Some of the most iconic movie title sequences of all time, The Man With the Golden Arm, North by Northwest, and Psycho to name a few.

Google’s homepage Doodle today starts with disjointed text bars that spell out Google as a nod to Psycho. When viewers click play, an homage to his work follows.

Can you name all the movie references above?

by Free Britney at . Comments

Dzhokhar Tsarnaev has a growing fan base on Tumblr apparently.

Up until last week, "One Direction Infection" was a Tumblr blog created and maintained by an eighth grader devoted to the British boy band heart throbs.

Now, it's devoted to the Boston Marathon bombing suspect.

Dzhokhar Tsarnaev Tumblr

Jahar, as Dzhokhar Tsarnaev's friends and Twitter followers call him, has amassed a pretty huge following for a man charged with terrorism and WMD use.

He has his own hashtag, #FreeJahar, on Twitter, while thousands of Tumblr and Facebook fans closely follow his case and discuss his "innocence."

Beyond the boilerplate Boston bombing conspiracy theories that claim he's the fall guy or the whole thing is a hoax, there are other reasons for his appeal.

Continue Reading...