Kari Lipschutz

Google Goes to Thailand

Search engine expands Southeast Asia presence

Bangkok just got a new resident, Google. The company announced today that it will boost its Southeast Asia growth with an office in Thailand. The office is the second this…

Browsing Boosts Office Productivity

Study finds workers who surf are more efficient

The next time your boss catches you surfing the Web instead of doing work, you can say in your defense that browsing is boosting your productivity. A new study reveals…

Stumblers Out-Refer Facebookers

StumbleUpon takes No. 1 referral spot

Facebook has been heralded as a great source of referral traffic. Twitter, too, is an easy way of getting out links to like-minded followers. However, the sites have been eclipsed…

Facebook Makes Commenters Think Twice Before Dropping an F-Bomb

Friend accountability elevates virtual banter

Since Facebook’s rise to prominence, social commentators have spilled much ink on how the new mode of communication will affect the quality of our interactions, as quantity naturally increases. The…

'NYT' Site Up and Running After Error

Reporters used Twitter to redirect traffic

The New York Times site is running smoothly again after a 40-minute disruption last night. In the brief period, visitors to the site were met with a “page not found”…

WhaleShark Acquires U.K. Coupon Company

Deals company continues to expand

WhaleShark Media, owners of RetailMeNot,, and, will acquire eConversions, the U.K.-based company that owns and in Germany. TechCrunch reports that the sale will likely be worth…

Obama on Foursquare

The White House checks in

Where in the world is President Barack Obama? Just ask Foursquare. The White House blog announced that the president is now on the location-based social networking site. The president’s latest social…

Buddy Media Cozies Up to Investors

Facebook advertising software valued at $500 million

Facebook’s power as an advertising tool has not gone unnoticed. Buddy Media, a firm that assists advertisers in managing their Facebook presence, is now valued at $500 million. The half-billion-dollar…

BART in San Francisco Cuts Cell Service to Avoid Protest

Technology control challenges freedom of speech

The past year has been monumental in showing the power of social media and cell phones as mobilization tools. From Facebook’s central role in the Arab Spring, to the more…

Google+ Adds Games

Better deal for developers threatens Facebook

"When you're ready to play, the Games page is waiting," announced Vic Gundotra, Google’s senior vice president of engineering. Google+ has now given Facebook a whole new reason to be…