Bing Rapidly Overtakes Yahoo Search (For Now)

By Jimmy Rogers (@me) Contributing Writer, [GAS] We’ve been reporting quite a bit on Bing and it’s recent ad campaign.  Why?  Well first of all, a web-based product from Microsoft that isn’t simply trying to copy everything already out there (See Live.com) is somewhat notable.  Second, Bing seems to be part of the new trend: semantic […]

Microsoft Releases 3 New Bing Ads: Search Overload

Yesterday, Microsoft released 3 new Bing commercials trying to sell the idea that the new search engine is there to prevent search overload syndrome by making sure you find the answers you need to the questions you ask. Google already does that just fine as far as I’m concerned, and while Bing returns relevant results […]

Wolfram Alpha Easter Egg: Are You Skynet?

Excuse me Wolfram Alpha, but, are you Skynet? [Via Gizmodo | Wolfram Alpha]

Men Rule on Twitter

By Casey Lynn Contributing Writer, [GAS] A Harvard Business School study on Twitter usage reveals some interesting patterns with respect to men and women. First of all, there are slightly more women than men on Twitter – 55% to 45%. However, men have 15% more followers than women. And moreover, men are twice as likely […]

Send Files from your Browser to Another Browser – Without Limits

We all know what P2P and FTP are – but did you know that with P2P you can transfer a file to someone else using only your browser? Huh? I hope I didn’t lose you! For those of you interested in transferring files from one computer to another over the Internet, there is a interesting new […]

Microsoft Releases First Bing TV Ad: It’s Time to Bing and Decide

Yesterday, Microsoft released its first Bing TV commercial, and even though the search engine is still in beta, Redmond has started advertising it anyways. We’ve embedded the video below, for your viewing pleasure. Am I only one who thinks that “Bing” is a silly name for a search engine? But then again, when Google first […]

Check Out “Sorry I’m Late” for a Grin

Look at this nifty little stop animation of a guy working furiously to get somewhere. It’s called “Sorry I’m Late” by Thomas Mankovsky.  They used the floor of an auditorium (or maybe a church?) to make it appear that the hapless chap was walking across a wide range of obstacles.  You can find the “making […]

Twitter: the Choice for God, Guns and Grandmas

If you thought Twitter was exclusively home to tech-savvy college kids, think again. Reports show the micro-blogging service has some unusual uses among churchgoers and the military, while the site’s growth may in fact be driven by older users. MSNBC reports on a church in San Antonio where the congregation are not only encouraged to […]

Microsoft Bing: The Decision Engine

Did you know that Microsoft’s new search engine, Bing, went live this morning? Redmond dubs its new service as a decision engine, and after using it for an hour, I have to agree with them. I decided that I liked Google more… for now. What I find really strange is that everything Bing does, it […]

Spymaster is a Controversial New Twitter Game [#spymaster]

By Jimmy Rogers (@me) Contributing Writer, [GAS] Did any of you tweeps notice a flurry of tweets about “#spymaster” the other day?  Whether you did or didn’t, here’s the scoop on that phenomenon. An online Twitter game called Spymaster opened up to the public on Friday and it took the network by storm.  Essentially, every follower […]

Wikipedia Bans Scientologists

By Casey Lynn Contributing Writer, [GAS] The longest-running arbitration in Wikpedia history has come to a close, and it’s bad news for the Church of Scientology. Based on a 10-0 vote (with one abstaining) from the Arbitration committee, there is now a ban on Wikipedia contributions from all IP addresses owned or operated by the […]

Google Wave: Reinventing online communication

By Sterling “Chip” Camden Contributing Writer, [GAS] It seemed impossible to me that I could be the only one having these kinds of ideas – and I was correct.  Who else would you expect to be pondering the future of online communication but the folks at Google? Lars and Jens Rasmussen came to Google in […]