With $2M From Google Ventures and Others, NoRedInk Tackles Bad Grammar

NoRedInk teaches grammar through online exercises that use pop culture examples.

More D11 Speakers: Meet the Managers of Bieber (Braun), Gaga (Carter) and Madonna (Oseary)

They make the songs that make the whole world tweet.

How Search Is Evolving — Finally! — Beyond Caveman Queries

The stilted language of searching is becoming more human. Some call it “conversational search.”

Giving Girls a Startup Chance in Silicon Valley

Welcome to Entrepreneurial Night for the Girls Middle School.

All Hail Gangnam Style: YouTube’s Most Popular Video, Ever

Hey, Sexy Lady. You’re at 804 million views and counting. (Sorry about that, Justin.)

Live Nation’s New Site Wants You to Go to the Show, Then Come Back Again

Live Nation is a concert promoter that wants to be a brand and maybe even a social site. Tough task, but here’s a first step.


Your Old Bookmarks Are Out to Get You (Comic)

Here is the latest comic from our Joy of Tech friends at Geek Culture, Nitrozac and Snaggy. Joy of Tech appears three times a week in the Voices section of this site.

News Byte

Bieber Climbs to Top of Bing’s Annual Hit Parade

It’s hard to top the public’s abiding (if baffling) interest in the activities of Kim Kardashian, but Justin Bieber did it, at least according to Bing’s almost-year-end roundup of top searches. Bieber dethroned the “reality” star as the most searched-for person in 2011 and didn’t even have to get married and divorced to do it. In the news category, searches related to the Casey Anthony trial topped those about the death of Osama Bin Laden. More categories, rankings and info-nuggets are listed in a Bing blog post.

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Twitter Gets a Hollywood Guy: Omid Ashtari