This week was chock full of news from all over, everything from obesity in children causing asthma to Apple’s court victory against HTC. But possible my favorite story from this week comes in the form of the latest in social network awesome: Pinterest. According to CNET Pinterest is now a top 10 ranked social site thanks in part to the close to 11 million visits it managed to garner in just the week of December 17th alone! What’s most interesting to me is that in some states like Utah, Tennessee, and Oklahoma Pinterest is even more popular than the mainstream social sites.
The news doesn’t stop there, we’ve got quite the collection for you to peruse, so sit back and enjoy a nice hot cup of coffee.
- Wonder what Facebook’s next step to make revenue will be? Ad Age breaks down Facebook’s latest ‘update’ which will bring a “Sponsored Story” ad to your news feed.
- Read, Write, Web reported this week that liberal bloggers, Dan Chmielewski and Chris Prevatt, won a well-fought court battle against a cybersquatter that redirected the disputed URLs to adult sites.
- Are you one of the many parents who are desperate to find this year’s hottest toy, the LeapPad Explorer? Well, you might have Emily Vanek, of Colorado Moms, to thank for the scarcity. The Associated Press reported this week that toy makers (and other businesses everywhere) are clamoring to work with mom bloggers and get reviews of their latest products into the web o’sphere.
- The end of the year is drawing near and so CBS News’ TechTalk has gathered together YouTube’s top videos of 2011 for to share with their readers.
- Every five years in December, IBM reveals their tech predictions for the coming five years with the rise of “people power” topping the list as reported by Forbes.
- Gamers unite! Now Tech Crunch shares that there’s another game on its way out that promotes healthy living now that Keas has raised $6.5 million in funding for a new Health 2.0 game with social capabilities.
- Vitamin D has many health benefits for your body including promoting stronger bones, however it would appear that it has little to no effect on cancer risk, says a new article from Reuters.
- News from BBC and The Washington Post tells of both Microsoft’s triumph against Motorola and Apple’s court triumphs against HTC this week.
- This week AT&T announced it would no longer seek to acquire T-Mobile after reviewing all of their options, which will bring a $4 billion dollar much needed infusion to T-Mobile, reports Mashable.
- The latest in health reports has found that obese children are more at risk to suffer from asthma says WebMD.
- And on the subject of very cool, the NY Times reported that NASA’s Kepler has discovered two Earth-sized planets.
What stuck out to you this week in the news?
Image of Pinterest homepage screenshot.