Election, iPhone 5 and Kim Kardashian top Yahoo searches

Yahoo has released its list of the most-searched terms for the year. The  list reveals that, unsurprisingly, we've been very interested in the US election - but have relaxed by following the Kardashians and dreaming of an iPhone 5.

Shift to Ruby helped Twitter survive election night

People sent more than 31 million election-related tweets on Tuesday, says Twitter - and the Fail Whale was nowhere to be seen.

Brazil arrests Google boss over YouTube video

The president of Google Brazil has been arrested over a YouTube video that criticizes a mayoral candidate, breaking local electoral law.

Single Facebook message boosts election turnout

About a third of a million more Americans showed up at the ballot box in 2010 because of a single Facebook message on election day, say researchers at the University of California, San Diego.

Twitter gets political


Twitter is apparently gearing up to sell political advertising as the popular site attempts to capitalize on its current status as a hub of political discourse.

Canadians use Twitter to defy election law

Thousands of rebellious Twitter users have been defying Canadian election rules by posting results before all polls across the country were closed.

Apple vs. Gizmodo: Was the 1984 ad a prediction of the Apple to come?

There are times I admire Apple and there are times when I wonder if the folks there have lost their collective minds.