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- "Four More Years" – the Most Retweeted Tweet in History, Obama Secures Second Term
Barack Obama sealed his second term last night, both literally and figuratively. While his supporters erupted into joy, his first words were simple and, obviously, on Twitter. Granted, if you believe a picture is worth a thousand words, he gave quite the speech on Twitter. "Four more years," he said and linked to a photo of him hugging Michelle celebrating the victory. A simple tweet, but one that resonated with the country. It's been retweeted 480,000 ...
- Judge Tosses Out Apple Patent Lawsuit Against Google-Owned Motorola
Apple's fight against Google-owned Motorola isn't going so well, certainly not as well as its similar case in its home court of Cupertino, California against Samsung did. A judge has now thrown out a suit by Apple which had asked the court to determine what the licensing rates for some FRAND (fair, reasonable and non-discriminatory) patents should be. The judge argued that such an undertaking would be complex and time consuming for the court and was ticked off that ...
- Google's Voting Day Doodle
Google is not letting the current US presidential elections, which are underway, go unnoticed. While it's not getting involved politically, it is reminding people to vote via its most effective means, the homepage. It's running an election-themed doodle in the US urging people to express their wishes. It's not just a reminder, it's also a tool for finding polling stations near where you live. Clicking on the doodle leads you to a page that asks for your location.
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