Brightkite's Augmented Reality Adds New Dimension To Your Holiday Shopping!

A new wrinkle in Holiday Shopping. One the hottest location-based social networks on the market today just added Augmented Reality to one's holiday shopping experience. Just point your smartphone's camera toward any shopping area and view more than you bargained for.

Will Google Purchase Yelp To Create Its Own Foursquare?

Rumors are running rampant that Google is closing in on a potential acquisition of Yelp. Why would the Search Engine Giant consider such a move? Might a small savvy start-up like Foursquare be in its cross-hairs?

Facebook May Thwart Location-Based Social Network Growth

There is so much activity in the location-based social network space with even Facebook and Twitter jumping into the fray. Companies like Foursquare, Gowalla and Brightkite are getting a lot of attention with successful rounds of funding added to their coffers.

Top Ten Companies Harnessing "The Wisdom Of The Clouds"

Companies and research firms may eventually transition most of their high-level computing tasks to a global network of servers known as "clouds." This top ten list notes the pioneers who are positioned to dominate that field.

The Omnipotent, Omniscient & Ubiquitous Google Continues To Up The Ante

'To Google' has become the universal generic term, meaning "to search." In the last 70 days there has been 38 new products added to the Search King's arsenal of tools. Even with Bing's 100 million advertising campaign, nothing seems to be able to impede the Google machine or crack a chink in its fortified armor. Today, with approximately 70 percent domination of the global search market, the omnipotent, omniscient, omnivorous and ubiquitous Google keeps upping the ante to stay on top of the search engine game. And here is why...

Twitsnaps APP Contest Awards $20 To First 100 Users

[Editor -- The contest is closed.

The first 100 users to download the Twitsnaps iPhone application will win $20. Anyone can participate. All you have to do is download the iPhone app and upload 5 or more photographs on Twitsnaps.

Office Kit: Helping Employees Use Fake Parenthood As An Excuse For Missing Work

We've all had days where hauling our butts out of bed, into the freezing cold to sit in traffic just doesn't feel like a desirable options. But, eventually office workers run out of excuses that they can use when they don't feel like they want to come in. Those with kids automatically have a foolproof escape plan, which is why one company has created a product that allows even the childless to cry "sick child" when they want to stay home.

Tweets of Shame Can Taint Real-Time Search

Before social networking, hacking was confined to one's personal computer. Now in addition to having your hardware violated, social media hacking is attacking one's personal dignity and broadcasting it to the world. And apparently the perpetrators are equal-opportunity hackers as anyone can find themselves at risk, whether you're a celebrity or a first time tweeter! But can this latest hacking tactic affect real-time search as well?

Can You Bank On Location-Based Social Networks,The Next $hiny Thing?

Is the new shiny thing - Location-Based Social Networks (LBS)? A new wave of startups taking advantage of GPS technology,the ubiquity of smart phones and location-based attributes are growing exponentially and are gaining popularity not only with users but also with angel investors. Is banking on a LBS a sure bet?

Are Facebook Fan Pages, 'The Emperor Has No Clothes'?

I'm told daily that its imperative that I set up a fan page on Facebook. Brands of all sizes have done so. Like Twitter, I know the number of one's followers can assist in spreading one's message virally. But isn't a fan page really just a puffed-up outlet for ego gratification and an opportunity to dupe ourselves and the public into believing that we get something out of renting a billboard on Facebook?

Death To Facebook By

Impress your friends. Disconnect yourself. You are more than your virtual identity. So says a site calling itself which allows you to check out of Facebook by assisting with your online suicide.

Social Middleware to Block Social Networking On-the-job!

Enterprise sites allow companies to establish micro social networks within their firms where employees can communicate with their peers, partners, clients and others selected. But what about access to Twitter, LinkedIn and Facebook in the workplace?

Talking Toilet Trash Talks On Tokyo TV

Japan's high-tech toilets can do everything but talk, it seems... wait, not so fast: toilet titan Toto has taught one throne to trash talk.

Google's Live Updates Will Be More Relevant Than Twitter?

The new Google search feature will address the needs of people who want the most updated information without having to scan multiple sources like Twitter and Facebook. In other words, Google, the Grand-daddy of search engines has found a way to obtain real-time search without the clutter...or so they say!

Social Media Predictions For 2010

With the first decade of the new century and new millennium coming to a close, its time to look forward at some of the prognostications that several of today's visionaries have divined from their social media crystal balls.