Among the popular videos trending is Dean Martin -- Let is Snow! and Frank Sinatra -- I'll Be Home for Christmas submitted by Wolfreys44. Both provide music with the stars mixed with images of classic Christmas postcards. Each has had more than 1.5 million views so far -- proving that holiday classics and traditions still reign this time of year.
Millions have watched the video-gone-viral, taking particular note as FedEx is so vital at this time for holiday deliveries. And, the company has responded. FedEx said it replaced the customer's computer monitor that was tossed so roughly in the odd delivery and shared the video with employees as a means of showing what not to do.
They say anything can happen in a European soccer match. But an episode that happened in the Dutch Cup that was just that -- anything -- has gone viral on the Internet.
Texas A&M senior offensive lineman Joseph Villavisencio died in a car accident, the university reported.
The Ajax were leading AZ Alkmaar 1-0 in the 35th minute of the Dutch Cup round of 16 match. A fan raced onto the pitch. He went directly for AZ keeper Estaban Alvarado, known for his fiery, Costa Rica personality. Alvarado proceeded to defend himself, and the team's honor presumably, by kicking the fan -- hard. Alvarado ended up getting a red card for his actions -- go figure.
Say what you want about Ron Paul 2012 and the candidate's loyal legion of followers. We can debate political positions. But there's no debate that Ron Paul's people are the most passionate in this land.
According to witnesses, Villavisencio swerved to avoid a buzzard in the road and moved into the path of an 18-wheeler about 40 miles outside of College Station. The accident occurred Thursday, when Villavisencio hit the 18-wheeler head-on.
Bieber said his mother thought he wouldn't believe in God if she told him Santa was real, only later to found out she was lying. Yet, Beiber said he didn't spoil it for friends who did believe in Santa.
Pod2g, the hacker, wrote Thursday on his blog that he hopes to find a quick path and that he has the feeling the Chronic Dev team can help. He said he understands there are people who want the A4 or even earlier Apple device solutions now and he doesn't want to make them wait.
Roy Kronk, a former meter reader, filed a lawsuit Wednesday in Florida saying that the 25-year-old Anthony tried to put suspicion for her two-year-old child's death on him. He is suing Casey Anthony for damages. Kronk's lawsuit argues that Anthony defamed him during her murder trial this year.
Piper Jaffray analyst Gene Munster, known for reliable insight on Apple, said in a note to investors this week with predictions for Apple in 2012 that the company will release a redesigned version of the iPhone 5 in mid-summer 2012.
Akamai Technologies stock was up more than 17 percent on Thursday, or $4.58 per share share, to $31.25. The stock traded up as much as 18 percent during the day.
U.S. February crude jumped 90 cents to $99.57 per barrel after reaching a high of $99.87. Brent February crude rose 46 cents to $108.17 per barrel. Trading volumes were light. The oil price increase was different than a week ago when Europe concerns pushed prices below $100.
Highlighted by music from Matisyahu titled Kindness Boomerang, the video illustrating how kindness can be spread among people was posted by the non-profit Life Vest Inside.
The reindeer are visible at a farm at Michigan, in actuality, thanks for something started by two entrepreneurs. At 5 p.m. EST each day, visitors to reindeercam.com can watch Santa feed his reindeer, while opening mail from letters to Santa. It has become quite popular this Christmas.
After posting the video on YouTube and his blog -- pod2g's iOS blog, a blog talking about iOS security research -- it has more than 320,000 views in less than one day.
According to the company statement, FedEx said, The situation has now been resolved to the customer's satisfaction, and we are handling the employee according to our disciplinary policies...While we continue to be surprised about the behavior shown, we know this is an aberration and is not reflective of the outstanding FedEx customer service that makes us proud around the world.
Investigation had revealed that Countrywide had charged higher fees and rates for more than 200,0000 minority borrowers from 2004-2008, in the midst of the housing boom. Some 10,000 borrowers were also pushed in to sub-prime mortgages when others with similar qualifications got standard mortgages.
The truck was burning near the corner of the intersection of Interstate 635 and Belt Line Road. Santa, or Luddeke, was out directing traffic as the truck burned after the two-vehicle collision. An area resident named Margie Culberson took out her iPhone and recorded Santa serving as a good Samaritan.
By mid-day the Dow Jones Industrial Average (DJIA) was down 80 points, to 12,023.28, while the NASDAQ was down 2 percent, to 2,550, and the S&P 500 was off three-quarters of a percent fo 1,232.
The military said Wednesday eight American soldiers have been charged in connected with the Oct. 3 death of a fellow soldier in Afghanistan, the U.S. Army said.
White Castle is currently testing beer and wine sales at a company location in Lafayette, Ind., according to a report. The White Castle testing alcohol sales is combined with a Blaze Modern BBQ, according to The Associated Press. The Blaze Modern BBQ is new concept also in a sort of beta phase.
Archulta, who was 16 when he competed on the popular American Idol show, performed with the Grammy-winning Mormon Tabernacle choir in 2010 at the choir's annual Christmas concert. A spokesman for the Church of Jesus Christ for Latter-day Saints said he didn't know when Archuleta was supposed to report for missionary training.
With the just-release YouTube Rewind 2011, you can see what the world watched this year.
FedEx is busy with deliveries this holiday season, as usual. But apparently not all deliveries are made the way customers, or even Fred Smith's FedEx might like. A video posted on YouTube titled FedEx guy throwing my computer monitor is getting lots of play on the Internet and discussions through sites like reddit.com
Google appears poised to go after the Apple iPad. Schmidt described the iPad as amazing, according to The Telegraph, and said the late Steve Jobs should be credited with creating the tablet craze. Many tablets already use Google's Android operating system, but Google doesn't sell its own hardware as a signature product.
Just visit the Google search bar, type in let it snow, and watch the screen fill with flakes. After the snow falls, frost begins to fill the screen. Users can use their cursor as an ice scraper to clear the screen, or they can simply press the Defrost button.
There was also a report that Amazon.com Inc. considered buying Research in Motion (RIM). But RIM, maker of the BlackBerry, is said to have turned down overtures from Amazon since the company is determined to repair current shortcomings on its own, according to a report from Reuters.
Pat Robertson told viewers on the Christian Broadcasting Network's 700 Club the Tim Tebow SNL skit was anti-Christian bigotry that's just disgusting.
Directed by Peter Jackson, who previously brought Oscar fame to Tolkien's Lord of the Rings trilogy, The Hobbit is a prequel to that trilogy. Many of the same actors from Lord of the Rings appear in The Hobbit.