Twitter quietly retires Magic Recs, a DM bot that recommended viral accounts and Tweets

As Twitter tries out bigger things to spur growth activity — like changing the order and length of tweets — it is turning away from others. Twitter has quietly retired Magic Recs, a

The Ice Bucket Challenge, By The Numbers

The ALS Ice Bucket Challenge has shown that other things besides Grumpy Cats and silly dance videos can go viral – even charitable giving. And while some questioned if having people dumping bu

Video Site Upworthy Closes $8M Round, Will Build Revenue Through Sponsored Content

<a target="_blank" href="">Upworthy</a>, the website aiming to make meaningful videos go viral, has raised $8 million in Series A funding led by <a target="_blank" href="http:/

How A Teacher Turned To Technology To Solve A Thorny Problem And Raised $100K

The clincher, the thing that made Quick Key go viral, was a poorly-lit video of an excitable guy holding his iPhone up to a Scantron page, one of those test pages you used to fill out in school. He th

Fandrop Debuts A Digg-Like Service For Viral Media, Hacks Its Way To Over 1 Million Pageviews Monthly

<a target="_blank" href="">Fandrop</a>, a new content sharing site started by a group of growth hackers, is debuting today to help you find out what's trending across the web. T

Let's Kill "Viral": It's Time For a New Word

<img src="" width="215" height="193" /><i>This guest post is by Adam L. Penenberg, author of <a HREF="

Nokia's viral campaign unlocked, is pretty pointless

Remember that Nokia viral campaign we mentioned a few days ago? In that post, I said: The obvious bet would be something involving the phone shown in the countdown (the 7610 Supernova) – but tha

Nokia announcing something on October 13th

Another day, another viral campaign. This time, the mystery fun is brought to us by Nokia. Visiting the page will playback a video outlining the woes of three people who have lost their phones, highli

Sony Ericsson will do anything to sell the Xperia X1

In fact, they’ll even create a viral campaign based on a square-jawed man who can’t seem to remember where and who he is. I’m not quite sure what this has to do with a high-end phone

Caution: Samsung Omnia box may contain little exploding people

Looks like Samsung is sending little exploding paraders as ambassadors for the Omnia. Check out the video over at MobileCrunch >> (Thanks, David!)

Samsung Omnia unboxing goes viral

You’ve set the bar high for yourselves, Samsung. If a parade of tiny exploding people doesn’t rain out while I unbox my Omnia, I will be sorely disappointed. (Thanks, David!)

Is Apple Telling You to Vote Democrat in iPhone Demos!?

While it’s no secret that Steve Jobs is a lefty, lost in today’s WWDC hubbub of what did and didn’t happen is the idea that Apple might be planting viral lefty political messages on

Sidekick ID: Now Works in All 360 Degrees

Dear Marketing Executives: Please don’t release viral video into the wild. You’ll eventually find it on YouTube where people will immediately realize it’s some sort of strange attemp