Graeme McMillan

Graeme McMillan

Former Digital Trends Contributor
A transplant from the west coast of Scotland to the west coast of America, Graeme is a freelance writer with a taste for pop culture and technological trends. In addition to Digital Trends, you can find his work on Time.com and Wired.com.

Rovio hires three for North American office

Not content with unveiling a game in which members of Green Day become pigs, Angry Birds maker Rovio announced three high level hires to its new North American office today, suggesting that the company is taking its beachhead in the US very seriously indeed.

Gaming

Apple is the new most valuable company of all time (updated)

Although it's been the most valuable company on the market for a number of months, Apple has become the most valuable company of all time with its overall value on Monday hitting $624 billion.

Apple

Green Day pig out with new Angry Birds game

It's the strangest teaming of young and old media since Bing Crosby met David Bowie to sing Christmas songs together: Green Day will be turned into pigs to star in a new Angry Birds game to promote their new album.

Gaming

Amazon suffers ‘Hyrule Historia’ hysteria

Move over, Christian Grey; there's a new hero taking the Amazon.com sales chart by storm. Less than a day after being made available for pre-order, a 248 page hardcover art book about the Legend of Zelda series of videogames has become the online giant's…

Gaming

DC Comics releases new mobile apps to expand ‘The Dark Knight Rises’ universe

Better late than never, DC Comics has released two new apps for Nokia Windows Phones that explain what happen prior to the opening of Christopher Nolan's The Dark Knight Rises.

Mobile

Convicted Brit lashes out against anti-copyright violation investigation

Sentenced to four years in jail for linking to copyright-infringing materials, Anton Vickerman refuses to go gently into the good night (or big house, depending on your point of view), revealing his side of the story online via a long, and extremely…

Web

After laying off Apple Store staff, Apple starts hiring again

Just weeks after Apple started reportedly cutting hours and laying off staff at Apple Stores, the company has done an about face and is hiring new employees. What happened? "We messed up," the company admits.

Apple

Digital music spending to outstrip analog spending globally by 2015

Music industry purists, beware: A new report from industry analysts predicts that digital spending on music will pass physical sales internationally by 2015, and as early as this year in certain markets - including the United States.

Music

British man sentenced to four years for linking to pirated content

Despite an American court striking a ruling against a website for providing links to pirated video content last week, a British man has become the first UK citizen to face jail time for doing the same thing, receiving a sentence of four years for a site that…

Web

Appeals court rules that cell phone tracking is legal, correct use of technology

Warrantless cell-phone tracking by the authorities is, apparently, entirely legal in parts of the U.S. thanks to a new ruling by a federal appeals court, which has ruled in favor of upholding the sentence of a drug-trafficker arrested after being located using…

Web

Old Media, stop stealing from us. Love, New Media

If you put content up online and that content is then used, without permission, by a media outlet, what kind of recompense should you expect? All those who said "nothing," perhaps you'll want to read about Audrey Ann Slade and Michael McKisson, both of whom…

Web

Twitter users sent more than 150 million Olympic Tweets this summer

The true winner of the London Olympics? Maybe that was Twitter, which found itself setting new records throughout the entire two week run of the XXX Summer Games.

Social Media

Google buys Frommer’s, plans to merge with Zagat?

Google has purchased the Frommer's travel guide brand for an undisclosed sum, and may be planning on merging it with another recent purchase, restaurant ratings guide Zagat.

Web

What celebs get Social Media right?

The route to social media success may be to become a multi-million selling pop star, if Forbes' top ten celebrities on social media list is anything to go by. Who knew so many people would be interested in what Lil Wayne has to say?

Social Media

Kickstarter project reaches its target, thanks to $25,000 from Russell Crowe

The easiest way to reach your crowd funding total on the Internet, it seems, is to know the right people. Especially if one of those people happens to put up a significant portion of the necessary funds by themselves.

Social Media