Google's Matt Cutts Talks Facebook/Twitter Links' Influence on Search Ranking

We recently looked at how Google and Bing use links on Twitter and Facebook for organic ranking, following an informative piece from Danny Sullivan on the matter. Google’s Matt Cutts has now addressed the subject a bit more in a new video uploaded to Googles’ Webmaster Help Channel.  Do you want social media to influence […]

Keep Your Tech-Gift Promises This Holiday

As Santa busily sorts the naughty from the nice in a kind of seasonal secular judgment day, it’s time to think back on all the promises you broke this year. Now, as this montage of moments flits through your head,…

Matt Cutts Calls For "CEO Of Google" Ideas

If you’ve ever wanted to have a say in what Google does next, a visit to Matt Cutts’s blog may be in order.  This afternoon, Cutts published a post asking readers what actions they’d take as Google’s CEO, and although no official contest is in effect (and Eric Schmidt’s definitely not stepping aside), the question […]

News Corp. On MySpace: "Current Losses Are Not Acceptable"

To be clear: we don’t mean to spread rumors or alarm anyone.  But MySpace employees might want to consider setting aside some extra money and updating their LinkedIn profiles, as one News Corp. exec hinted during an earnings call that a drastic cost-cutting action of sorts may occur. A large round (or two) of layoffs […]

Augmented Reality Lets You Become “Iron Man”

Iron Man 2 hits theaters soon and Marvel and Paramount are teaming up to put together some very cool augmented reality web experiences. At the UK Iron Man 2 website, users can use their webcams to get suited up with either an Iron Man or War Machine helmet, as well as take a look at […]

Share Your Latest Purchases With Scordit

This post is part of Mashable’s Spark of Genius series, which highlights a unique feature of startups. If you would like to have your startup considered for inclusion, please see the details here. The series is made possible by Microsoft BizSpark. Name: Scordit Quick Pitch: A social site where you share the stuff you’ve bought […]

Revamped Foursquare for iPhone Hits the App Store

Last week, an App Store error got the latest version of Foursquare for the iPhone into a few users hands a little bit early. That hiccup resulted in the app briefly disappearing from the App Store before finally returning early yesterday. Now the newly designed version of the app is in the App Store and […]