Online Retail Spending Tops Record $40 Billion

U.S. online retail spending reached a record $43.4 billion in the fourth quarter of 2010, an increase of 11 percent over a year ago, according to a new report from comScore. This growth rate is the fifth consecutive quarter of positive year-over-year growth and second quarter of double-digit growth rates in the past year. “Retail […]

Analytic.ly Provides Real-Time and Historical Twitter Analysis

For brands, developers and curious users, PeopleBrowsr is rolling out an interesting new tool. Analytic.ly helps people and companies “visualize, study and measure” Twitter conversations happening all over the web through general and custom reports and graphs. Topics and trends are stored and indexed, so researchers (be they corporate or otherwise) can get data on […]

Reporter Freaks Out on Air, Internet Laughs and Laughs [Randomly Viral]

Live TV can be tough, especially if you’re in a cranky mood. Case in point: WVLT TV Volunteer News reporter Gordon Boyd, whose on-air freak-out has gone viral this week. Reporting from a courthouse in downtown Knoxville, Tennessee, Boyd seems to be having a bit a trouble wrapping up a story about a harrowing sentencing. […]