Capitvated by hoax, US learns about 'catfishing'
A spectacular hoax involving a popular US sportsman's fake dead girlfriend has put a spotlight on a practice known as "catfishing" and raised fresh concerns about news media fact-checking.
Making sports statistics more scientific
Whether it is the sprinter who finished first or the team that scored more points, it's usually easy to determine who won a sporting event. But finding the statistics that explain why an athlete or team wins ...
German privacy watchdog dislikes Facebook's 'Like'
(AP) -- A German data protection authority is "unliking" Facebook's "Like" button.
Review: Super Bowl online decent, won't replace TV
(AP) -- The television set won't be the only place to watch video of the New York Giants and the New England Patriots this Sunday. For the first time, U.S. football fans will be able to watch the Super Bowl ...
Research: Facebook fan pages are effective marketing tool
Companies that use the popular social-media site Facebook and its fan page module to market themselves to customers can increase sales, word-of-mouth marketing and customer loyalty significantly among a subset ...
People as 'sensors': Twitter messages reveal NFL's big plays and fans'
Using millions of Twitter subscribers as living "sensors," engineers from Rice University and Motorola Mobility have found a way to monitor fans' levels of excitement and to keep track of the action in National Football League ...
Facebook may be economic, jobs driver
Out of thin air, Facebook is evolving into a global driver of jobs and economic growth.
William Shatner and Wil Wheaton narrate new NASA Mars Curiosity Rover video
(Phys.org) -- As NASA prepares for next week's Curiosity rover landing on Mars, William Shatner and Wil Wheaton share this thrilling story of NASA's hardest planetary science mission to date. The video titled, "Grand Entrance," ...
Internet: strong marketing tool for Brazilian soccer clubs
With sales of exclusive products, online games and contests about who has the greatest number of fans on social networks, Brazilian soccer clubs are battling it out on the Web to reap the bonanza of online ...
With Shaq, tweets aren't always the ref's whistle
(AP) -- Lance Armstrong was minutes away from surgery, but still took time to post a photo of himself in his hospital bed.
Student warned over Facebook site wooing prospect
(AP) -- College sports fans, be careful of the company you keep on Facebook. You might get yourself - and the program you support - in trouble.
Posthumous album releases can reward fans but diminish a legacy
For fans, the day an artist dies is also the day the music dies -- unless the artist has left some previously unreleased material.
All events live in some form for Olympics on NBC
(AP) -- NBC's Olympic coverage in London will look very familiar, with one major twist.
Facebook spawns ecosystem of startups
To get the true measure of what's often called "The Facebook Effect," look beyond the company. Generally ignored in the klieg lights focused on Facebook's IPO is a growing ecosystem of other startups that are using the social ...