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Geeks have more brand loyalty

A consumer survey reveals that geeks are likely to spend more on the products they like and stay loyal to their favourite brands. Geeks are also more susceptible to advertising ploys and buy more goods online.


‘Bed Intruder’ songster turning fame into a future

b>HUNTSVILLE (Alabama)/b>: Antoine Dodson's angry, head-shaking TV interview about an attempted rape against his younger sister in her bed has turned into a chart-topping iTunes song and YouTube hit and made the 24-year-old Alabama college student an Internet sensation.


Oil change that outed Big Brother surveillance

b>SAN FRANCISCO/b>: Yasir Afifi, a 20-year-old computer salesman and community college student, took his car in for an oil change earlier this month and his mechanic spotted an odd wire hanging from the undercarriage.


Rock band playing iPhones a big hit online

b>NEW YORK/b>: Armed with only iPhones, an inventive rock band has gone viral by way of the subway. The Brooklyn band Atomic Tom has scored an Internet hit with its self-created video to the song i>Take Me Out/i>.


Cellphone photo class is not just for taking pics

b>PHILADELPHIA/b>: A new cellphone photography class at a suburban Philadelphia university focuses on both the quality of the images and the ethical responsibilities that come with taking and publishing them.


Last post by cancer patient draws millions of hits

b>TORONTO/b>: A Canadian man who blogged about his battle with colorectal cancer left a final post before he died - a message that drew millions of hits.


Disgruntled employee quits, gets viral hit

b>SAN BRUNO/b(California)b>:/bA disgruntled employee made his feelings clear to his employer, handing in his resignation with the help of a brass band and scoring a viral hit in the process.


Walls between Internet and TV crumbling

b>LOS ANGELES:/bYouTube's new premium content push featuring the likes of Madonna and Ashton Kutcher spurred speculation that the Google-owned site is issuing a direct challenge to the television industry.


A plus from Google

How many is too many when it comes to social networks? With big boy Facebook leading the pack, can the fledgling Google+ network still make an impact?


‘Magical’ features of the new iPad 3

Following on from his 'magical' preview of iOS 5, YouTube user and optical illusionist Simon Pierro has pulled another trick out of his hat, scoring a viral hit with his preview of the iPad 3.