Philadelphia has finally beat its big bro New York City at something–the historic city leads the nation in smartphone theft :(. Their mayor is joining Pennsylvania and New York attorneys general on an initiative to curb the burglaries. [CBS Local]
Google+ has seen a 58 percent jump in users, meaning the social network no Read More
News YouTube Can Use
Just how many employees has Uber dedicated to dreaming up PR stunts? It seems there’s a new one every two weeks. This time, the company wants to ply you with kittens in honor of National Cat Day.
The startup has partnered with Cheezburger on “I Can Has Uber Kittens.” For $20, you can order up a kitten for 15 minutes of playtime, as long as you’re in New York, San Francisco or Seattle. For maximum tweeness, you’ll also receive a basket of “unique designer cupcakes” from Ace of Cakes.
Coming soon to a Newsroom episode near you: The Pew Research Center’s Project for Excellence in Journalism reports today that people are increasingly turning to YouTube for news. Walter Cronkite it ain’t, but what are you gonna do?
The report illustrates its findings with the example of the 2011 Japanese tsunami. In the seven days after the Read More
UPDATE: Tumblr has been down for well over 18 hours, and its fans are getting restless, angry, bitter and fearful. Check out scenes from the blackout: Tumblr is Down: A Tweet Retrospective.
The increasingly popular blogging service Tumblr, based in New York, has been unavailable since about 6 p.m. last night.
The outage is Read More