Articles by Michael Nunez
- Twitter Partners with UK’s DataSift: Can 1 Year Tweet Archive Help Your Marketing Campaign?
February 28 2012 1:24 PM
Starting today, companies can search tweets of any users back to January 2010. This will help them create better marketing plans, target influential users and predict monumental events. Twitter previously allowed companies to search up to 30 days of tweets. Regular users were only able to search through posts from the past seven days. That all changes today, as the UK-based company DataSift will begin offering a deep archive of Tweets made over the past year.
- Google Chrome Hack Contest Offers Up to $1M at CanSecWest Security Conference
February 28 2012 12:33 PM
Think you can hack the Google Chrome browser? You could win $1 million in cold hard cash. Google's Chrome security team has announced it's offering cash rewards totaling up to $1million in exchange for demonstrated exploits of the Google Chrome browser. The rewards will be presented at Google's Pwnium competition at the CanSecWest security conference in Vancouver March 7-9.
- Facebook Leaked Documents Reveal New Premium Ads
February 27 2012 6:27 PM
Facebook appears to be gearing up for the launch of new premium ads according to documents that surfaced late last week. The documents reveal that the new Facebook advertisements will be social in that they'll reveal who has liked an advertiser. The ads will pull content from a brand's Facebook Page, rather than requiring separate copy to be written.
February 27 2012 3:46 PM
- ‘Mad Men’ Season 5 Starts March 25: New Poster Unveiled
February 27 2012 2:00 PM
Mad Men returns to the airwaves March 25 at 9pm (EST) on AMC in a special two-hour premiere, which many fans hope will make up for its prolonged absence. If you're a die-hard fan, you've probably even taken a peak at the series' official countdown timer. Now there's something else to stare at while you wait for the series premier: AMC has unveiled another official Mad Men Season 5 poster on the show's website.
- Are Cheap Chinese Smartphones a Share-Buying Scheme?
February 27 2012 1:22 PM
As smartphone sales continue to surge worldwide and the market ripens with increased spending from consumers, analysts predict Chinese vendors could seize market share with more affordable devices. Huawei and ZTE combined had sold 35 million smartphone sales in the past year.
- Justin Bieber Guest Stars in Academy Awards Opening Sequence [VIDEO]
February 26 2012 10:43 PM
The 84th annual Academy Awards started with a bang as host Billy Crystal opened the show in spectacular fashion. The opening sequence featured Crystal jumping through scenes of several of the most nominated films including many of the Best Picture of the Year nominees.
- 2012 NBA Slam Dunk Contest: Best Dunks [PHOTOS]
February 26 2012 9:11 PM
The 61st annual NBA All-Star weekend featured several entertaining moments, none more memorable than the Sprite Slam Dunk Contest. The Sprite Slam Dunk Contest featured a slew of high-flying talent including Chase Budinger of the Houston Rockets, Jeremy Evans of the Utah Jazz, Paul George of the Indiana Pacers and Derrick Williams of the Minnesota Timberwolves.
- Hells Angel Steve Ruiz Arrested in Killing at Funeral
February 26 2012 7:34 PM
Police have arrested a member of the notorious biker gang Hells Angels who allegedly shot a fellow Hells Angels member at a San Jose funeral. Steve Ruiz, 38, was arrested at about 7:30 p.m. on Saturday at a Days Inn Motel in Fremont, Calif., according to the Los Angeles Times. Though St. Jason Dwyer specified where Ruiz was found, he did not elaborate on what brought authorities to the motel or whether anyone else was present during the arrest.
- NBA All-Star Game 2012: Who are the Starters for the Eastern Conference and Western Conference Teams?
February 26 2012 6:06 PM
The 61st annual NBA All-Star Game will kick off on Sunday at 7:30 (EDT). The Eastern Conference All-Star will be lead by head coach Tom Thibodeau, who is also head coach of the Chicago Bulls. His team will be fronted by a player Thibodeau is extremely familiar with, last year's MVP Derrick Rose.
- Academy Awards 2012: Top Quotes From Best Picture Oscar Nominees
February 25 2012 11:28 PM
The 84th Annual Academy Awards will feature several close contests for a number of award categories, including Best Picture of the Year. None of the nominees stood above the rest, leaving many to speculate about likely winners and losers. This year's nominees for Best Picture of the Year included The Artist, Moneyball, The Descendants, Extremely Loud and Incredibly Close, Hugo, Midnight in Paris, Tree of Life, The Help, and W...
- Jennifer Aniston, Matt Leblanc Dismiss 'Friends' Movie Rumors
February 24 2012 4:15 PM
Jennifer Aniston, the beloved blonde starring in the movie Wanderlust, has had her share of success on the screen, but nothing has been as adored as her role as Rachel Green in the hit TV show Friends.
- Heidi Klum, Seal: Divorce Appears to Be Imminent
February 24 2012 1:01 PM
Seal, the famous R&B icon, will turn 49 this Sunday, and it appears to be unlikely that model Heidi Klum will be celebrating with him. People magazine reports that while the couple was hopeful about reconciling their differences, they may not try do to so after all.
- Mick Jagger, B.B. King Play Blues at White House, Obama Sings Along [VIDEO]
February 24 2012 11:59 AM
The White House was transformed into an intimate blues club on Tuesday night when a concert featuring some of the greatest living blues legends of past, present and future gathered for a concert. Stars such as Mick Jagger, B.B. King, Jeff Beck and more were jammed in the East Room of the White House on a night dubbed In Performance at the White House: Red, White and Blues.
- Dr. Oz Weight Loss: Bust Your Butt Fat [VIDEO]
February 23 2012 3:05 PM
The one and only Dr. Oz wants to save your sorry behind. One a recent episode of The Dr. Oz Show, the famous medical expert revealed secrets that would help people lose weight and also shape their butts. It's the one thing that follows you around wherever you go, says Oz in the beginning of the show. You can't shake it. It weighs you down, and it haunts you inside of every dressing room.
- Is Christina Aguilera Battling Alcohol, Weight Gain Problems?
February 23 2012 2:41 PM
The latest issues of Star magazine reports that pop icon Christina Aguilera has been battling alcohol issues. The magazine plastered a picture of a disheveled Aguilera on the company's most recent magazine cover. Star claims that Aguilera has been drinking all night and sleeping all day. In addition to the accusing Aguilera of being an alcoholic, Star reports that Aguilera has gained 65 pounds.
- Kate Upton Gets Sexy in Hardee’s Burger Commercial [VIDEO]
February 23 2012 12:06 PM
Kate Upton, the 19-year-old Michigan native that's gracing the cover page of the Sports Illustrated Swimsuit Edition has been chosen as the next sultry model to smear burger all over her face as she rolls around in revealing clothing. Pure glam! Hardee's, known as Carl's Jr. along the West Coast, has featured several other bombshells in scandalous ads before.
- Red Lobster to Robert Mills: Take ‘Happy Birthday!' Meal After Online Protest
February 22 2012 6:49 PM
There once was a man, and all he ever wanted was meal from Red Lobster for his birthday. The man couldn't get that meal. His name was Robert Mills.
- Adele Breaks Post-Grammy Sales Record, Whitney Houston Chart Record
February 22 2012 4:41 PM
Adele continues to ride out her success at the 54th Annual Grammy Award show. Adele enjoyed a 207 percent sales increase the week since the Grammys according to New York Daily News. It's the largest post-show boost in Grammy history. To add to her sales increase, Adele has also broken the record formerly held by the late Whitney Houston. Adele's 21 replaced The Bodyguard as the longest running No. 1 album by a woman.
- Twitter 500M-Users Report Exaggerated, 100M Active Users More Accurate; Pales in Comparison to Facebook
February 22 2012 3:34 PM
Early this afternoon, shortly after 1 p.m. (EST), Twitter, the beloved micro-blogging website, logged its 500 millionth user according to market analysis company Twopcharts. The analysis company expects Twitter to acquire its 600 millionth user in just over 100 days. Twopcharts has even created a countdown website to mark the occasion. Not everyone is convinced by the metrics released by Twopcharts, namely The Next Web (TNW) who said in a blog post, Color us healthily skeptical.