March Madness: Stats, stats, stats!

March Madness (an annual U.S. tradition where virtually all sports fans go crazy over college basketball finals tournaments) is underway. Want to keep track of what's going on? There are many places on the internet to access statistics and other useful information as the games are played and teams move toward the Final Four games in New Orleans. So, here's a collection of direct links to databases, record books, searchable archived video and other material direct from the official information source for the Final Four, the NCAA. Men's Tournament 1. 2011-12 Men's Basketball Statistic [...]


How Did The Beatles Sell 2 Million Songs On iTunes? Mostly Facebook (Not Search)

Although at least one recent study says search beats social media when it comes to product discovery, those rules don't apply to The Beatles. When you're known worldwide and have set the standard for commercial and critical musical success, social media is where it's at in 2010. Billboard magazine reports that The Beatles sold more than two million individual songs worldwide and in excess of 450,000 albums in its first week on Apple's iTunes Music Store. (The Beatles' catalog was added to iTunes on November 16th.) According to Experian Hitwise, it was social media -- not search -- that d [...]


Live Matrix Wants To Be Your Guide To The Live Web

If you're looking for something to do, there are several event search engines you might use: Upcoming.org and Zvents are two biggies, while Joobili is a smaller one that combines events with travel search. But all of this is for finding offline events. What about the thousands of things happening on the web every day? Enter Live Matrix. It's a new site that's just launched (into private beta) with enormous ambitions: to serve as a guide to everything happening online. "We don't include anything happening offline," says co-founder Sanjay Reddy. "We include anything happening online t [...]


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