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Google Acquisitions

The 10 most expensive acquisitions Google has ever made

January 20th, 2015

Google’s massive annual revenues are achieved thanks largely to its advertising network, but did you know the key acquisition the company made to build the network it runs today was only its third-largest acquisition? Did you know that YouTube, the biggest video network on the planet and the second most trafficked website in the world …

Global Warming Explained Online

Global warming has never been explained quite so beautifully

May 7th, 2014

Climate change and the effects of global warming have been thoroughly and beautifully detailed on two sites. One is GlobalChange.gov, which features the White House’s National Climate Assessment report, and the other is WorldUnderWater.org, a website that uses Google Street view images to show users what their home cities would look under water.

Facebook Top 2,001 Likes

The 2,001 things we like most in the world, according to Facebook

February 1st, 2016

Facebook is the most popular social network in the world. With over 1.4 billion users, Facebook has something for everybody and most users come back for more and more multiple times per day. Sure, the company mishandled user privacy in the past, but it’s getting better all the time. And Facebook has plenty of other …

Global Warming GIF

Watch 63 years of climate change in one horrifying GIF

January 29th, 2014

Global warming is still the topic of much debate, but a short video posted recently by NASA is fairly convincing. The 15-second animation, which was posted by NASA last week and picked up on Tuesday by Co.Exist, shows a view of the entire globe with an overlay that details climate change. NASA scientists analyzed data …

Live from Eric Schmidt’s Mobile World Congress keynote!

February 15th, 2011

We’re here at Mobile World Congress awaiting Mr. Eric Schmidt to begin his keynote. Last year, Schmidt gave his talk to boisterous crowd, with some users even tossing a few boos in his direction. Everyone looks polite enough this year, and the Google front-man is due out shortly. Hit the jump to hear exactly what Mr. Schmidt …

Amazon announces Kindle DX ship date: June 10th

June 1st, 2009

Amazon has just made a whole lot of Kindle DX owners-to-be very happy campers. Back when the super-sized e-book/e-magazine/e-newspaper/e-text book reader was announced, “Summer” was as close as we got to a release date. Pre-orders were open of course so that anxious e-bookers could reserve their spot in line, but Summer can be a pretty …

Al Gore CTIA Keynote Liveblog

April 3rd, 2009

Global Warming? Please. Dude invented the Internet. And, since we’re here, we thought it might be fun to give you guys an up-to-the-minute run down of what’s happening on stage. Hit the jump for the liveblog!

Your Google search is killing Earth

January 12th, 2009

Debate global warming all you want, but no one can argue that CO2 is an extremely toxic pollutant which is very bad for our health. When we think of how CO2 gets into our atmosphere we tend to think of millions of cars whipping down highways or of factories whose smoke stacks spew black, acrid …

Virgin set to test biofuel airplane

February 5th, 2008

Here’s one for you environmentally conscious freaks out there. Virgin Atlantic Airlines is getting ready to test a new biofuel-equipped Boein 747. The aircraft will fly from London to Amsterdam at the end of this month using a new fuel blend consisting of 80% regular fuel and 20% biofuel. There will be no passengers on …