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Tweet Follow me Ok, a person with the YouTube Channel “New World Apple” decided to conduct a “drop test” of the Apple iPhone 5 and the Samsung S3. The result is the Apple iPhone 5 won because there was no obvious shattering of glass, whereas the Samsung sustained significant damage. Folks, don’t do that to your phone, OK? ...

Tweet Follow me Pantech USA offers a neat looking but not well-designed-to-use Android-based smartphone called BURST that AT&T’s offering for 99 cents and has a set of annoying problems. This blogger’s Mother was the recipient of one of those phones, and she’s had a hard time with it. It’s increasingly obvious that many smartphone developers just either don’t want to, or don’t know how to create a smartphone so easy to use the elderly can take to them like a duck takes to...

Tweet Follow me There’s a cool infographic by the web development firm Go-Gulf.com that shows the patterns of use of the top social media platforms. Note that I highlighted top social media platforms because there’s a tendency for some to refer to Facebook and Twitter as if they were the entire Social Media landscape. That’s wrong. There are thousands of Social Media platform large and small, and from Friend Feed to Tellen.me and The People Aggregator. In my time, I’m pretty sure I’ve...

Tweet Follow me A number of American tech bloggers have pointed to the French blog Nowhereelse.fr, as having true photos of the Apple iPhone 5. But it’s obvious some bloggers over here in the USA failed to read the translated version of what was written at Nowhereelse.fr by Steve Hemmerstoffer. It’s is presented in a careful away, as the iPhone presented to Nowhereelse.fr as the real iPhone 5 did was provided by an unnamed source they met on an airplane. But, the iPhone, if it is the Apple iPhone...

Tweet Follow me Zennie Abraham, known as Zennie62, was invited to host the Tonya Hall Radio Show on KRCN Radio Colorado Network in Denver Boulder and Fort Collins on Wednesday, September 5th, at 11 AM EST – 8 AM PST. And since this blogger was credentialed to cover the Democratic National Convention, the show will be produced from Charlotte, and at the Marriott Reinanance SouthPark Hotel. The show, which this blogger has been a frequent guest on many times, focuses on what Tonya calls “The Power of...

Tweet Follow me President Barack Obama, as this is being written, is participating in what’s called an “Ask me anything,” chat via Reddit, the Internet link forum that calls itself “The Front Page Of The Internet.” And the result is a heavily overloaded Reddit. This is so because the note “reddit is under heavy load right now, sorry. Try again in a few minutes,” which means everyone wants to ask the POTUS a question. But it also means President Obama is reaching out to America...

Tweet Follow me Say you have an idea for a tech startup, but because its an app for risque photos, or a website comparing the legs of women in your dorm, Kickstarter kicked you out? Well, now, you have a place to go: Offbeatr. Offbeatr.com Offbeatr, a site started by the Walnut, California-based ExtraLunchMoney.com, is a place where project creators raise money & community support for adult movies, games, toys, and any other creative projects that may be seen as NSFW. I just read a blog post about how...

Tweet Follow me Wow. PSY – GANGNAM STYLE (강남스타일), the music video from Korea, and from a rapper I’ve never heard of, gained over 19 million views. That’s 9 million more views than all of the videos on “AwesomenessTV” which raised $3.5 million in funding for its YouTube Channel. I have to admit it, I...

Tweet Follow me Twitter is down as of 9:05 AM Pacific Daylight Time. This was confirmed at the Twitter Status Webpage with this note: Users may be experiencing issues accessing Twitter. Our engineers are currently working to resolve the issue. So if you’re experiencing a slowly spinning refresh circle, it’s not your Internet connection, it’s Twitter. I don’t know why it’s down, but I’ll keep working to find out what happened. Stay tuned. ...

Tweet Follow me Nextdoor.com is a kind of social network for neighborhoods that this blogger thought had a lot of promise, and it still does if it can eliminate one glaring problem I’ll get to later below. First, who’s behind Nextdoor.com? Nextdoor.com is an (at present) 30-person company based in San Francisco and according to Reuters raised $18.6 million from Benchmark Capital, DAG Ventures, Greylock Partners and Shasta Ventures, placing the value of the company at more than $100 million. It’s...

Tweet Follow me If YouTube wants to be the dominant player in providing livestream service over USTREAM.tv, it’s got to get its act together with respect to embedding its livestream video – something that USTREAM.tv has down. UPDATE: You have to select the embed option that is not https for the embed to work. I experienced the YouTube...

Tweet Follow me (YouTube Livestream embed isn’t always reliable.) At Le Web, Tech Blogger Robert Scoble talks about the advantages of a ‘public life’ or so called because he shares a lot of what he does online – as do I. He posts photos of when he was drunk at a party, for example, calling this going over what he calls...

Tweet Follow me Apple CEO Tim Cook, Apple Founder and CEO Steve Jobs’ pick to replace him prior to his passing (both shown above), can look back and laugh at Victoria Murphy (now Victoria Murphy Barrett) an Associate Editor with Forbes Magazine to this day, who, in 2004 let loose with a character assassination that basically said he wasn’t...

Tweet Follow me Pownce V. Twitter. What’s Pownce you ask? What’s fun about 2012 and the emergence of Social Media as both a term and an industry (remember when “New Media” was the preferred term about three years ago?) is the assumed permanence of some platforms and because so many people have entered the space that are in it because it’s popular to be here. But there was a time, in this Galaxy, not too many years ago, when that wasn’t the case. It was 2007, and Twitter was...

Tweet Follow me Social Media has officially replaced traditional journalism and Old Media as the first news source of choice. Or so says a cool infographic created and distributed by Schools.com. The infographic, which you can see below, reports that over 50 percent of people surveyed get their breaking news via social media rather than traditional...

Tweet Follow me Don’t look now, but TechCrunch – the blog founded by Michael Arrington, who in 2010 then sold it to the Tim Armstrong and Arriana Huffington-ran AOL, and the same Huffington who Michael recently called a “touchy psychopath” for her then-heavy-handed role at the tech blog, chasing off Arrington, and bloggers Sarah Lacy, Paul Carr, and MG Sigler, as well as CEO Heather Harde and eventually nuke-blasting Erick Shoenfeld right out of his job as editor – is showing a traffic...

Tweet Follow me PicPlz, the San Francisco-and-Seattle-based mobile photo-sharing platform founded by Dalton Caldwell, who is now founder of Mixed Media Labs, and this blogger is on (along with a number of others including Instagram) just sent an email an hour ago announcing that it was shutting down “permanently” July 3rd 2012. Here’s the email: Hi zennie, picplz Shutting Down Permanently On July 3, 2012, picplz will shut down permanently and all photos and data will be deleted. Until then, you...

Tweet Follow me Martin Lewis Sells MoneySavingExpert.com For £87 Million? If you’re reading this and in America, you’re wondering first, who is Martin Lewis, second why is his website worth £87 Million, and third, what does that convert to in American dollars? Well, Martin Lewis is an Englishman who’s work on the area of...

Tweet Follow me Facebook stock has dropped from a high of $42.05 on the first day of trading to Tuesday’s new closing low of $28.80, losing $35 billion in value in the process, dropping from $115.227 billion to $78.912 billion. While observers point to a new round of trading on the options market, and others speculate that the stock price will fall even more, but fail to commit to a price, the real concern should be just what a Mark Zuckerberg-led Facebook, forced back against the wall by the market, will...

Tweet Follow me Is TechCrunch Founder Michael Arrington losing his memory? Earlier today, this blogger noted the drop in buzz for TechCrunch Disrupt New York, and pointed as the reason, in part, the absence of Michael Arrington’s direct control over the proceedings, and particularly his genius for making up news stories that created attention, and just happened to involve him. That assertion, started with this blog post, then carried over to Twitter: TechCrunch Disrupt New York: First Kinda Post – Michael...