Whatever You Do, Don’t Make Justin Bieber Mad Teen heartthrob Justin Bieber sent a tweet to his 4.5 million followers that read “everyone call me [number] or text.” However, the phone number actually belonged to Kevin Kristopik, a teenager who had hacked one of Bieber’s friends. Kristopiks’s phone was bombarded with tens of thousands of Continue Reading →
Stephen Colbert
By Shelly Palmer and Jared Palmer – Over the past few weeks, we’ve been discussing the concepts and constructs of Truth (with a capital “T”), truth (with a lower case “t”), truthiness (as coined by Stephen Colbert), reality, wikiality (also coined by Stephen Colbert) and facts as they apply to our connected world. You can Continue Reading →
By Shelly Palmer and Jared Palmer – Last week, we started to explore the concepts and constructs of Truth (with a capital “T”), truth (with a lower case “t”), truthiness (as coined by Stephen Colbert), reality, wikiality (also coined by Stephen Colbert) and facts as they apply to our connected world. You can read the Continue Reading →

BlackBerry Steps Up

August 4, 2010 – Today’s most interesting stories in technology, media and entertainment: BlackBerry Steps Up: Research in Motion unveiled its new BlackBerry today, BlackBerry Torch, which you can buy from AT&T starting August 12th. The Torch features a touchscreen as well as a slide-out keyboard, plus lots of other cool features. The Torch will Continue Reading →
July 23, 2010 – Today’s most interesting stories in technology, media and entertainment: The Fail-Whale’s days may be numbered. Even though Twitter is no where near the size of Facebook, it is adding over 300,000 users a day. So, starting in Salt Lake City later this year, Twitter plans to launch its own data centers. Continue Reading →
June 29, 2010 – Today’s most interesting stories in technology, media and entertainment: FCC To Auction More Spectrum: Yesterday President Obama decided to help you get a handle on your digital life. The government will auction off more wireless spectrum to be used for fixed and mobile broadband connections. What? It means that within a Continue Reading →
May 4, 2010 – Today’s most interesting stories in technology, media and entertainment: One Million Sold: It took Apple only 28 days to sell a million iPads. The company sold its millionth tablet the day the 3G iPad hit stores. An especially proud Steve Jobs notes “that’s less than half of the 74 days it Continue Reading →

MediaBytes 11.08.2007

AOL has purchased advertising network QUIGO for around $350 million. Quigo sells ads for the sites of ESPN, Forbes, Time Inc. magazines and more. It will become part of the newly formed Platform A division. Time Warner announced its 3Q earnings yesterday, and AOL revenue was down 38% to $1.2 billion. Almost half of that Continue Reading →

MediaBytes 10.31.2007

SHAWN GOLD has resigned as SVP of Marketing and Content Development at MYSPACE to form consulting firm SOCIAL APPROACH. In an interview with Shelly Palmer at Digital Hollywood in LA, Shawn confirmed a rumor that was posted to paidcontent.org last week and said the new company plans to “help brands take advantage of social media Continue Reading →