Oscar and Social Media: An Organic Marriage

Ellen DeGeneres’ selfie was the most buzzed-about moment of last year’s Oscars — reaching a level of popularity so quickly that it managed to break Twitter. But what a lot of people don’t… Continue reading

Another snow storm on the way, PlowTracker and SnowOps Viewer ride to the rescue

By any conceivable measure, it has been a particulary vicious winter across the U.S. Buffalo kicked things off with a 70-inch plus storm last November. Syracuse has seen snow continuously since Jan. 29.… Continue reading

Tapped In: The sweet taste of sour beers makes a comeback

Valentine’s Day may be generally associated with sweetness, but if you want to win the heart of a craft beer lover, sour is the way to go this year. Tangy, sour tasting beers… Continue reading

Tapped in: Craft breweries usher in a beer can revival

Eighty years ago, the beer industry had a breakthrough. The Gottfried Krueger brewery in Richmond, Va, working with the American Can Co., was the first beer maker to put beer in a can—and… Continue reading

Investment firm buys Sony’s online gaming division

Columbus Nova is expanding its footprint in the video game business. The New York-based investment firm has purchased Sony Online Entertainment, which is responsible for massively multiplayer online games like “EverQuest,” “PlanetSide” and… Continue reading

Did Budweiser misfire with its anti-craft beer Super Bowl ad?

Budweiser’s Super Bowl commercial reuniting a lost puppy with its best friend, a member of the company’s iconic Clydesdale horse squad, might have melted hearts Sunday night, but the company’s other ad choice… Continue reading

A video game perfectly predicted Super Bowl score

Forget the oddsmakers, if you really want to know who’s going to win the big game, break out your copy of Madden. The long-running Electronic Arts videogame franchise, in its annual prediction of… Continue reading

Tesla, Apple and…electronic sex toys? How porn stars would invest $10,000

When it comes to the right place to invest your money, everyone has a suggestion. That’s true in the world of adult entertainment as well. Last week, as the stars and superstars of… Continue reading

Tapped In: 8 craft beers for your Super Bowl party

This Sunday’s match-up of the Seattle Seahawks and New England Patriots is more than the epic conclusion to the NFL season — it’s a great excuse to throw a party for friends. And… Continue reading

Dish lets subscribers skip the Big Game, watch the commercials

Dish Network has made a name for itself in the cable and satellite industry with technology that lets customers completely skip commercials. For this weekend’s Super Bowl, though, it’s letting them skip the… Continue reading