Articles by Michael Nunez

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Facebook IPO Boosts Zynga Stock; Other App Devs Less Affected

While people continue to scour the Facebook prospectus for insights into the social media industry, investors are also digging for clues to the fate of companies tied to the success of Facebook Platform. The Facebook IPO filing provided insights into the long-term viability of companies such as Zynga and Snap Interactive, which investors used to their advantage Thursday.

Twitter Releases Brand Pages, Mimics Facebook Revenue Strategy

Twitter is releasing enhanced brand pages to several organizations including National Public Radio, NBC News, Volkswagen, The Huffington Post, Al Jazeera, Anobii and others. This is the second round of enhanced brand pages that Twitter will unleash. The social network originally launched unique pages for companies such as Coca-Cola, the American Fed Cross, American Express and Dell in December 2011.

Facebook IPO Includes ‘Comprehensive Security Program’ to Protect Mark Zuckerberg

Aside from the staggering market value of Facebook, the company's recent SEC filing revealed several strange details about the corporate culture and Facebook founder Mark Zuckerberg's personal security measures. Details about a comprehensive security program includes the initial procurement, installation and maintenance of security measures for Zuckerberg’s personal residence.

Mayweather Passes on Pacquiao, Picks Miguel Cotto Instead

Floyd Mayweather Jr., the world-renowned pound-for-pound champion, who knocked out his most recent opponent with two unexpected punches after being head-butted, has decided to pass on the opportunity to fight the other man many believe is the best pound-for-pound fighter, Manny Pacquiao. I'm fighting Miguel Cotto on May 5th because Miss Pac Man is ducking me, said Mayweather Jr. on his official Facebook page.

Sony TV: Can CEO Kazuo Hirai Save The Sinking Ship?

After four consecutive years of losses, Sony Corp. is replacing chief executive officer Howard Stringer with the head of the company's consumer electronics business, Kazuo Hirai. He'll become Sony's youngest CEO ever as he tries to prop up the deflated brand equity of Sony.

Dorial Green-Beckham, Mizzou: Why a Perfect Fit

The country's top football prospect, Dorial Green-Beckham, is taking his talents to the University of Missouri. The growing legacy of great quarterbacks from the University of Missouri makes top recruit Green-Beckham a perfect fit for the organization, which will be entering the Southeastern Conference (SEC) in the 2012-2013 season.

Apple is Top PC Maker: Can John Browett Sustain Market Share?

Apple Inc. just can't lose. After becoming one of the most valuable companies in the world (the market cap is currently at $425.61 billion), Apple followed up by becoming the top PC maker in the world. The achievement is a testament to the company's ability to sell innovative products and to its rabid fan base. Whether Apple is able to remain the top PC maker remains largely dependent on new senior vice president of retail operations John Browett's ability to keep sales strong.

'Breading Cats' Meme Wins Internet, Fluffington Post Fails To Report

A new internet meme has emerged: breading cats. To execute the meme, take a super cute cat, put its head through a piece of bread and enjoy. The Fluffington Post, world leader in fluffy animal news, failed to report on the trend, instead opting for coverage dogs wearing goggles.

Google Privacy Policy: The End of Google as You Know It

By consolidating its privacy policies and altering its core product, Google has separated itself from the reason everyone loved it. Before, it was simply the world's greatest search engine. Now, it's just another search bar. The new privacy policy gives Google the ability to monitor activity across all of its services, and I suspect that Google product will continue to bleed into each other. Prepare for the end of Google as you know it.

Megaupload Shutdown: Why Internet Piracy Will Prevail

Internet piracy can not be stopped. Megaupload had about 150 million registered users when it was shut down. A recent study from the British market intelligence firm Envisional showed that sites like Megaupload, called cyberlockers, made up for 5.1 percent of global bandwidth consumption while BitTorrents made up for 11.4 percent of global bandwidth consumption. The study concludes that piracy prevails because it is easier and more reliable than legitimate alternatives.

Kobe System: Bryant’s Nike Ad Campaign Boasts Star-Studded Lineup Including Kanye West, Aziz Ansari

Ever want to be as a good as Los Angeles Lakers superstar Kobe Bryant? You're not alone. That's why Nike has released an ad campaign that features Bryant giving success seminars to several celebrities including Aziz Ansari, celebrity life coach Tony Robbins, Arizona Cardinals wide-receiver Larry Fitzgerald, Hall-of-Fame wide-receiver Jerry Rice, tennis star Serena Williams, US Soccer sensation Hope Solo and multi-talented Chinese megastar Wong Lee Ho.

All The Sh*t That People Say

The rise of Sh*t People Say videos is a testament to the self-aware, progressive minds of the aught generation. Stereotypical comedy videos often a recognition of the cultural idiosyncrasies that define our complicated, little and albeit, insignificant ethnic bubbles. By confronting these stereotypes, comedians are also helping to defeat them.

Twitter Bows to Big Brother

Twitter, the social network many have lauded as the launching pad for several protests around the world, has just changed its privacy policy. Twitter made the announcement the company's official blog: We give ourselves the ability to reactively withhold content from users in a specific country - while keeping it available in the rest of the world, said the post. We have also built in a way to communicate transparently to users when content is withheld, and why.

NFL Pro Bowl 2012 will be Tweeted, but can it Save a Meaningless Game?

In a desperate attempt to make their all-star event relevant, last year the National Football League (NFL) moved the Pro Bowl to the week before the Super Bowl and even displaced it from Hawaii. Reviews of the change were generally unfavorable, as the game was still played at half the speed as normal, but the NFL did get the ratings boost it was looking for.

Is Angry Birds Creator Rovio the Next Nintendo?

Angry Birds, the popular gaming service from game developer Rovio, is one of the most popular games on the planet. Rovio has plans to create animated tv shows among a variety of other merchandise to support the franchise. That has us wondering: Is Rovio the next Nintendo?

Ron Paul Can Beat Obama: CNN Poll

Rep. Ron Paul has not won a single primary--but that does not mean he's an unelectable candidate. In fact, Paul has polled higher in a general election matchup against the president than most Republican candidates despite his winless record in the primaries.

Why Hospital Lawsuit Win Means Nothing to Garth Brooks

Garth Brooks, one of the most popular stars in country music history, will be receiving $1 million from an Oklahoma hospital that failed to build a women's health center in honor of the country star's deceased mother. The amount is roughly half of the revenue generated from one of Brooks' shows at the Encore at Wynn Las Vegas, which charges $225 per ticket before tax.

Minecraft Will Soon Be a Lego Toy

Lego, the construction toy manufacturer, will soon release block sets based on a Minecraft theme. Ideas for the Minecraft Lego set were pitched to Lego through Cuusoo, a section of the Lego website that allows people to pitch ideas for custom themes. After an idea reaches 10,000 votes, it is sent to a Lego jury where the company decides whether the product will be made.

Why Facebook is Force-Feeding Timeline To Everyone

Facebook will soon force everyone to update the social network to the latest iteration, Facebook Timeline. Mark Zuckerberg, the founder of Facebook, has never been shy about his vision a world that shares information seamlessly.

Why Twitter's Jack Dorsey Isn't Worried About Google Plus, Facebook [VIDEO]

At the 2012 DLD Conference in Munich, Germany, one of the founders of Twitter, Jack Dorsey, spoke in detail about Twitter's primary capabilities as well as some of their goals for the year. Dorsey also spoke briefly about his newest venture, Square, which allows merchants to accept credit cards on their mobile phones.

Facebook, Twitter, Myspace Devs Fix Google Search Results

Focus on the User--a group of developers from Facebook, Twitter, Myspace and other social networking sites--has created a bookmarklet that can be added to any web browser and adds Facebook, Twitter, Tumblr, Quora, Tumblr, Foursquare, LinkedIn, Myspace, among other social networks to Google search results. The service was built as a proof of concept that social content could be added to Google's search results.

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