7.8 Percent – US Unemployment Rate Below 8 Percent

7.8 percent. The U.S. unemployment rate is now at 7.8 percent, and has gone below 8 percent for the first time since January 2009, the month of President Obama’s inauguration.…

PSY – GANGNAM STYLE (강남스타일) Music Video His 19 Million Views

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…

New Deal For Ravens’ Rice By Monday Deadline?

With Baltimore Ravens training camp less than two weeks away, the talk in Baltimore has turned to Ray Rice and his contract. The deadline is approaching fast, 4pm Monday, July…

Oakland Army Base Project: Oakland City Council Approves Plan

The Oakland Army Base Project – the long-dreamed of plan to redevelop a long-dead 366-acre land assembly that was once the home of the U.S. Army for the San Francisco…

TechCrunch Traffic Up 36 Percent Due To Facebook IPO News

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…

Google Trends: John Edwards Trial, Martin Short, Kathy Lee Gifford, and DOMA

The Google Trends of note for Thursday, May 31, 2012 were John Edwards Trial, Martin Short, Kathy Lee Gifford, and DOMA (Defense of Marriage Act). In the case of John…

At Oakland A’s Presentation, Mayor Quan Gets It Right

Oakland Mayor Jean Quan did what Ron Dellums and Jerry Brown did not do: get together Oakland business leaders and have them (in this case) actively express their support to…

2012 Oakland Running Festival Economic Impact: $3.5 Million

According to a press release from Coorigan Sports, the producers of The Oakland Running Festival that was held March 26th, and which includes the Oakland Marathon and 5K, ran up…

Bay Citizen Failing, Spent $11.4 million, On Life Support

Regular followers of my blog will remember my constant criticisms of The Bay Citizen, the online news organization that started with a $5 million investment from the now sadly passed…

2012 Grammys Breaks NFL Super Bowl XLVI Twitter Tweets Per Second Record

This blogger has been waiting for Twitter to release this info, and out it came today: the Grammys clocked in with a Twitter Tweets-Per-Second high of 10,901 – that’s about…

Jerry Brown Destroys Oakland: City Layoffs, Deficit, After Gov Kills Redevelopment

Any doubt about how California Governor Jerry Brown feels about Oakland, where he was Mayor of Oakland from 1999 to 2007, should be erased after his action to eliminate local…

Unemployment Rate Drops To 8.5 Percent, Obama Talks Jobs

Yesterday, and to the displeasure of GOP Presidential Candidates banking on failure of the American Economy so they can beat President Obama in the November 2012 Election, America’s unemployment rate…

Gawker Most Valuable Blog In America At $318 million

For those who’ve not woke up to the new media space and the value of blogs, here’s the latest information from the Wall Street Journal’s 24/7 blog. In ranking the…

Donovan McNabb Reportedly Being Released from Minnesota Vikings

Early Thursday morning, ESPN’s Adam Schefter reported that the Minnesota Vikings are in preliminary talks to release pro-bowl quarterback Donovan McNabb. McNabb joined the Vikings late this summer in a…

Manny Pacquiao Wins

Manny Pacquiao won last night against Juan Manuel Marquez. Filipinos in America and in the Philippines were filled with joy and celebrating – even the president of the Philippines praised…

Kim Kardashian, Kris Humphries File For Divorce; Twitter Clue

More at Zennie62.com Kim Kardashian and Kris Humphries file for divorce? Shocker! After just 72 days, or just over two months, social media maven and celebrity Kim Kardashian filed for…

On The Oakland Tribune, Mayor Quan, and BART’s Linton Johnson

My celebration of the suddenly free “Oakland Tribune” from the hands of the Bay Area New Group, or BANG, both ruffled feathers and gained supporters. One email I received went…

Texas Gov. Rick Perry’s Pay To Play Problem Called Out By Wall Street Journal

Just call Texas Governor and new Republican presidential candidate ‘Pay To Play Perry.” As I write this, Mark Halperin’s back on MSNBC (after getting too big for his pants in…

Instagram Hires Community Evangelist, Tout Has “InternKatie”

Instagram, the cool app that allows you to take a photo, then upload it to Twitter, Facebook, or Flickr, is enjoying a rapid path of growth, with 5 million users…

Green Hornet’s Black Beauty Versus Medusa From Bellflower

The Medusa from the movie Bellflower is worth as much, or more in value, than the Black Beauty from The Green Hornet. That means it’s worth about $2 million. That…

Ron Paul Campaign Leads in Fundraising

Presidential candidate Ron Paul has very active supporters and the political fundraising for his campaign has done so well that it is estimated that the campaign has earned over $4.5…

John Edwards Indicted

John Edwards is not known best for being a presidential nominee, but for cheating on his wife multiple times – including while she was dying of cancer. If he is…

Obama Visit To San Francisco: Protestors Few, But Vocal

As this blog post is written, President Barack Obama’s undoubtedly holding court in San Francisco’s Masonic Auditorium. And while a substantial crowd turned out to see him, well into the…