Twitter expands ad program to mobile users

Twitter expands ad program to mobile users

(SAN FRANCISCO-AFP) – Twitter said Tuesday it was expanding its advertising program to mobile users, the latest bid by the short-messaging service to boost its money-making efforts. The San Francisco-based company said users of Apple’s iPhone and Android devices would begin seeing “Promoted Tweets” in their timelines in the coming weeks. Promoted tweets are sponsored […]

29.02.2012 · Filled under: Science & Technology ·
Justin Bieber fans go for social media record

Justin Bieber fans go for social media record

(Relaxnews) – Plugged in fans of teenage pop star Justin Bieber are attempting to give the Canadian singer a special gift for his 18th birthday on March 1 by setting the record for the most social media messages sent in a 24-hour period. The Guinness World Record attempt is being organized by AgencyNet, the creators […]

29.02.2012 · Filled under: Entertainment ·
Gwyneth, Reese, Cameron and Beyonce in ‘One Hit Wonders’

Gwyneth, Reese, Cameron and Beyonce in ‘One Hit Wonders’

(LOS ANGELES-Relaxnews) - Glee creator Ryan Murphy has signed Gwyneth Paltrow (Iron Man), Reese Witherspoon (This Means War), Cameron Diaz (Bad Teacher), and Beyonce (Dreamgirls) to his latest film One Hit Wonders, reports Deadline Hollywood. The musical comedy focuses on three singers (Paltrow, Witherspoon, and Diaz) who each sang a hit song in the 1990s before their careers went […]

29.02.2012 · Filled under: Entertainment ·
The world’s biggest car makers in 2011

The world’s biggest car makers in 2011

(PARIS-AFP) – An expected venture between General Motors of the United States and French group PSA Peugeot Citroen is set against the background of severe restructuring by many groups in response to the recent global financial crisis. In the last 25 years, takeovers, deals and alliances have periodically changed the landscape of the global auto […]

29.02.2012 · Filled under: Motoring ·
Olympics: Giant rings mark 150 days to Olympics

Olympics: Giant rings mark 150 days to Olympics

(LONDON-AFP) – Giant Olympic rings were launched on the River Thames in London on Tuesday to mark 150 days until the start of the 2012 Games. The rings — 25 metres (82 feet) wide and 11 metres (36 feet) high — travelled on a barge along the Thames, which runs through the centre of the […]

29.02.2012 · Filled under: Sports & Recreation ·
The Simpsons – America’s best-traveled family?

The Simpsons – America’s best-traveled family?

(Relaxnews) - The Simpsons celebrated the 500th episode last week, with a special episode which saw them banned from their hometown Springfield. To celebrate the milestone and the Simpsons’ latest forced migration (the family have a history of being sent away, often to apologize for a misdemeanor), Slate Magazine has compiled a round-up of all of the […]

28.02.2012 · Filled under: Entertainment ·
Consumers place more value on hard-to-pronounce wines

Consumers place more value on hard-to-pronounce wines

(Relaxnews) – If you’re easily seduced by the names of exotic-sounding wines, you may not be alone. A study of consumer wine habits out of Canada suggests that oenophiles place more value on wines with tongue-twister names, in the subconscious belief that bottles with unfamiliar and “disfluent” names are rarer, reported industry publication Decanter magazine last week. […]

28.02.2012 · Filled under: Kitchenomics ·
Cookbook buyers predominantly young, upper-middle class consumers

Cookbook buyers predominantly young, upper-middle class consumers

(Relaxnews) – Cookbook buyers are largely between the ages of 30 and 44 and make more than $75,000. That’s the finding of industry tracker Bowker, which found that the majority of US consumers who buy cookbooks tend to belong to the upper-middle class. As reported byPublishers Weekly last week, 28 percent of cookbook consumers are between […]

28.02.2012 · Filled under: Kitchenomics ·
PlayStation users invited to vote on 2011′s best

PlayStation users invited to vote on 2011′s best

(Relaxnews) – Visitors to the North American PlayStation Network Store can cast their votes in the 2012 Gamers’ Choice Awards starting February 28, with results announced March 6. Effectively, users of the PSN Store are voting on upcoming sale titles, as each category winner will then be given a one week discount of 30% from […]

28.02.2012 · Filled under: Entertainment, Promotions, Videos ·
PC download charts: ‘Wargame,’ ‘Alan Wake’ prosper, ‘Skyrim’ falls

PC download charts: ‘Wargame,’ ‘Alan Wake’ prosper, ‘Skyrim’ falls

(Relaxnews) – The Cold War army arranging of Wargame: European Escalation and a PC version of Xbox 360 title Alan Wake fare well, while Skyrim falls from the Steam Network’s top five during the week ending Monday, February 27. Wargame: European Escalation is the next game from the French studio behind PC, Xbox 360 and PlayStation 3 strategy affair R.U.S.E. The sequel of […]

28.02.2012 · Filled under: Entertainment ·
New York museum to honor Italian fashion legends

New York museum to honor Italian fashion legends

(MILAN-AFP) – The Metropolitan Museum of Art in New York will hold a retrospective honouring Italian fashion legends Elsa Schiaparelli and Miuccia Prada this spring, organisers said on Friday at Milan Fashion Week. The show runs from May 10 until August 19 and will include the designers’ most iconic models, as well as drawings and […]

28.02.2012 · Filled under: Beauty & Style ·
In the mood of Corrado de Biase: ‘The Addams Family are my fantasy runway stars’

In the mood of Corrado de Biase: ‘The Addams Family are my fantasy runway stars’

(Relaxnews) – To celebrate Paris Fashion Week (February 28-March 7), Relaxnews presents a new feature, “In the mood of…” quizzing designers on their style secrets and sources of inspiration. Ahead of his February 28 Fall 2012 presentation, we enter into the world of designer Corrado De Biase. Relaxnews: What in your opinion is the most essential accessory […]

28.02.2012 · Filled under: Beauty & Style, Offbeat, Videos ·
Mozilla goes after Android, Apple with cheaper phone pledge

Mozilla goes after Android, Apple with cheaper phone pledge

(BARCELONA-AFP) – Mozilla, which brought the free web browser Firefox to the masses, now wants to do the same for mobile users, with a new open source operating system that could drastically slash smartphone prices. The non-profit group’s so-called Boot to Gecko project will go after Google’s Android or Apple’s iOS, to create an alternative […]

28.02.2012 · Filled under: Science & Technology ·
Need an extra boost of brain power? Take a whiff of rosemary

Need an extra boost of brain power? Take a whiff of rosemary

(Relaxnews) – If you’ve got a project or test coming up, consider slamming a chicken in the oven with a whack of rosemary. Because according to a new study, exposure to the pungent, piney herb helps boost cognitive performance and mood. In a study released February 24 and published in the journal Therapeutic Advances in Psychopharmacology, […]

28.02.2012 · Filled under: Health & Fitness ·
British doctors may soon prescribe apps to patients

British doctors may soon prescribe apps to patients

(Relaxnews) – In the UK, the Department of Health plans to ask doctors in the country to encourage their patients to rely on mobile apps to track biometrics and symptoms for a range of health issues, from pregnancy to diabetes — all in hopes of trimming back unnecessary medical visits. According to a release last week, the […]

28.02.2012 · Filled under: Apps ·
As flu season kicks in, here’s how to protect yourself

As flu season kicks in, here’s how to protect yourself

(Relaxnews) – It’s official: flu season in the US has kicked off, the US Centers for Disease Control (CDC) and Prevention announced on Friday — making it the latest flu season start in the country in 24 years. The CDC has been monitoring the flu for months but does not consider the season officially launched […]

28.02.2012 · Filled under: Health & Fitness ·
Common sleeping pills linked with higher death risk

Common sleeping pills linked with higher death risk

(PARIS-AFP) – Commonly-prescribed sleeping pills are linked to a more-than fourfold risk of premature death, according to an American study published in the journal BMJ Open on Monday. These medications were also associated at higher doses with a 35-percent increased risk of cancer as compared with non-users, but the reason for this is unclear. Doctors […]

28.02.2012 · Filled under: Health & Fitness ·
Oscars red carpet fashion highlights

Oscars red carpet fashion highlights

13 photos (Relaxnews) – The 84th Academy Awards took place February 26, with red carpet highlights including Natalie Portman’s vintage Christian Dior gown and Meryl Streep’s eco-friendly Lanvin frock. See all of the best-dressed stars here. ©AFP PHOTO/Frazer Harrison/Getty Images Milla Jovovich Milla Jovovich sparkled in Elie Saab. ©AFP PHOTO/Jason Merritt/Getty Images Berenice Bejo Berenice […]

27.02.2012 · Filled under: Beauty & Style, Photos ·
Winners of the 84th Academy Awards

Winners of the 84th Academy Awards

10 photos (Relaxnews) – Stars accept their Oscar statuettes, presented in Hollywood, California on February 26. ©AFP PHOTO / JOE KLAMAR Best Picture Uggie the dog from Best Picture winner ‘The Artist’ poses with cast members in the press room. The film won 5 awards. ©AFP PHOTO / Robyn BECK Best Actor Actor Jean Dujardin […]

27.02.2012 · Filled under: Entertainment, Photos ·
Top iPhone apps: Move the Box, iEspagnol

Top iPhone apps: Move the Box, iEspagnol

(Relaxnews) – This week iPhone users in France were learning Spanish, pushing iEspagnol to the top of the free apps charts, while in the UK, USA and Korea players were testing their logical thinking abilities with Move the Box. Details of these and other top free iPhone applications by country* for the week, by number […]

27.02.2012 · Filled under: Apps ·