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Twitter to launch vanity URLs for Vine users' profiles on Dec. 20

Holders of verified Twitter accounts can register for URLs beginning Friday, while nonverified accounts will have to wait until December 23.

By Dec. 18, 2013


Ah, Vanity: Wrinkle videos trump cancer vids in getting teens to bust out the sunscreen

It may not be surprising that appealing to our vanity works better than a biology lecture, but the extent to which the approach increases sunscreen use is sizable.

By Feb. 13, 2014


The mystery of the Twitter vanity plate

So you might imagine that "Twitter" would be the license plate on a hot Porsche -- or at least a Tesla Roadster. Think again.

By Sep. 20, 2012


Nokia Lumia 928 outed in Vanity Fair ad

The magazine ad touts Nokia's PureView camera technology. A photo of the device has also popped up on Nokia's Web site.

By May. 7, 2013


How to change your Facebook vanity URL

If you picked a custom username on Facebook and changed your mind, you can now pick a new one.

By Jun. 29, 2012


Sprint eyes vanity numbers with $3-a-month StarStar initiative

The company will now let users choose their own number combination with help from Zoove's Star Star.

By Oct. 8, 2012


Google+ launches vanity URLs, catching up to Facebook, Twitter

The tech giant starts rolling out custom URLs for certain brands and users, like +britneyspears and +toyota. Now, memorizing those long strings of numbers could be a thing of the past.

By Aug. 13, 2012


How to create a Google+ vanity URL

Unlike other social networking services, Google+ doesn't let you create your own personal URL. Follow this guide to create your own short URL for sharing with friends.

By Jul. 7, 2011


Vanity Mirror Watch: A timepiece for narcissists

Your watch is watching you if you have the Vanity Mirror Watch. It sports a reflective surface for checking out your look and red LEDs for telling time.

By Jun. 22, 2011


Microsoft's Ballmer challenges Vanity Fair's 'lost decade' claim

In an interview with Forbes, Microsoft's CEO takes aim at the claim in Vanity Fair magazine that the past ten years have been a "lost decade" for the software giant.

By Jul. 12, 2012