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Josh Wolford is a writer for WebProNews. He likes beer, Japanese food, and movies that make him feel weird afterward. Mostly beer. Follow him on Twitter: @joshgwolf Instagram: @joshgwolf Google+: Joshua Wolford StumbleUpon: joshgwolf
Bill & Melinda Gates Donate $1M to Gun Control Initiative Bill & Melinda Gates Donate $1M to Gun Control Initiative

Bill and Melinda Gates have both offered up $500,000 to The Washington Alliance for Gun Responsibility, “a coalition of concerned citizens and organizations working together to forge commonsense solutions to reduce gun violence.” The main common sense solution that alliance …

Snapchat’s $10 Billion Valuation ‘Not Absurd’ Says Twitter CEO Snapchat’s $10 Billion Valuation ‘Not Absurd’ Says Twitter CEO

Reacting to the news that ephemeral messaging app Snapchat was moving fast toward a $20 million investment from Kleiner Perkins at a $10 billion valuation, Twitter CEO Dick Costolo is defending it – calling it “not absurd.” “Crazy growth, clear …

Zara on Apology Tour over ‘Concentration Camp’ Kids Shirt Zara on Apology Tour over ‘Concentration Camp’ Kids Shirt

Spanish retailer Zara is in full-on apology tour mode after pulling an item from its online store that, well, lacked a bit of cultural sensitivity. This shirt, seen below, was available for purchase in Zara’s kids’ collection. The long-sleeved t-shirt …

Republicans Made Their Own Retro Platformer Starring an Elephant Named Giopi Republicans Made Their Own Retro Platformer Starring an Elephant Named Giopi

The National Republican Senatorial Committee, the group whose only purpose is getting Republicans elected to the US Senate, has turned to nostalgic gaming to help with its cause. The NRSC has built its own retro platformer called Gioipi: 2014 Mission …

Amazon’s ‘Transparent’ Lands September 26th Amazon’s ‘Transparent’ Lands September 26th

Amazon’s next original series, Transparent, will premiere on September 26th. Part of a trio of comedy pilots greenlit last October (alongside Mozart in the Jungle and The Outlaws), Transparent stars Jeffrey Tambor as the transgender patriarch of a family filled …

Two-Year-Old’s Ice Bucket Challenge Likely Outdoes All to Follow

Keep Ice Bucket Challenging, folks. It’s raised a ton of money for ALS research and it continues to provide us with some pretty great videos – either successful and clever or absolute failures. Both are funny. Keep ‘em coming. But …

Foursquare Now Offers Self-Destructing Tips Foursquare Now Offers Self-Destructing Tips

With Foursquare’s revamped app, tips are the new check-ins. Today, the company is trying to make tips more helpful by letting them disappear after they’re no longer relevant. Getting in on the ephemeral everything craze, Foursquare is unveiling ephemeral tips. …

Netflix to FCC: Say No to Comcast / Time Warner Cable Merger Netflix to FCC: Say No to Comcast / Time Warner Cable Merger

Netflix, clearly unhappy with the proposed Comcast/Time Warner Cable merger from the outset, has finally made their concerns official with a petition to the Federal Communications Commission. In a just-filed Petition to Deny, Netflix argues that the entity formed by …

Netflix Originals Have Been Seen by a Majority of Subscribers Netflix Originals Have Been Seen by a Majority of Subscribers

Despite criticism, Netflix has held firm in its decision to forgo traditional reporting techniques when it comes to its original programming. In other words, don’t expect Netflix to give you any “ratings” numbers for House of Cards or Orange Is …

Here’s Amazon’s Next Batch of Kids Pilots Here’s Amazon’s Next Batch of Kids Pilots

Amazon Studios has just announced a new round of original kids pilots, set to debut early next year. Like with previous pilot batches from Amazon, viewer feedback will help determine which series get picked up for full season runs. The …

Samsung Just Had to Turn the ALS Ice Bucket Challenge into an Ad Samsung Just Had to Turn the ALS Ice Bucket Challenge into an Ad

Like President Obama and his views on gay marriage or a pokemon, I can evolve. My initial feelings on the ALS Ice Bucket Challenge were cynical, to say the least. Just donate the damn money, you’re only doing this for …

Dating Site Zoosk Is Basically Rolling Out Verified Profiles Dating Site Zoosk Is Basically Rolling Out Verified Profiles

Apart from he was a stalker or I got catfished, the most common complaint from online daters has to be, they didn’t look anything like their picture!. Call it superficial, but people don’t want to be fooled when it comes …

LiveLeak Bans Future ISIS Videos from the Typically ‘Anything Goes’ Site LiveLeak Bans Future ISIS Videos from the Typically ‘Anything Goes’ Site

As LiveLeak is quick to point out, it has “never hosted every graphic murder or beheading uploaded to our site.” This is true. You can’t find everything on LiveLeak, but in terms of high-profile, popular tube sites, LiveLeak is the …

Flappy Bird Creator Returns with Another Impossible Game Flappy Bird Creator Returns with Another Impossible Game

Dong Nguyen, the guy who created one of the most addictive and polarizing mobile games in recent memory and then yanked it out from under everyone, has just launched his follow up effort. Swing Copters is now available on iOS …

Pandora’s Diversity Numbers Warrant Some Semblance of Praise Pandora’s Diversity Numbers Warrant Some Semblance of Praise

In Greek mythology, Pandora was the first human woman created by the gods… Nah, I’m just messin’ with you – I’m not going to go down that route. Congratulations are in order, however, to Pandora Radio, for releasing the first …

Instagram Debuts Ad Analytics Suite for Brands Instagram Debuts Ad Analytics Suite for Brands

By some accounts, brands are seeing more engagement from their instagram ads than they are from other social networks like Twitter and Facebook. Instagram, which only began allowing ads less than a year ago, is taking things slow. Your Instagram …

‘Facebook Drug Task Force’ Hoax Shows Desperate Need for More Satire Tags ‘Facebook Drug Task Force’ Hoax Shows Desperate Need for More Satire Tags

Last week, Facebook began reminding idiots that The Onion, as well as articles from other “satirical” sources, were in fact satire. And like a beaming white patronus in the forest of idiocy, thousands of clueless souls stepped up to provide …

SoundCloud Is Slowly Rolling Out Ads SoundCloud Is Slowly Rolling Out Ads

If you expect your favorite ad-free services to remain ad-free, you’re probably living in a constant state of disappointment. Here, let’s add to it. SoundCloud, currently free and ad-free, is about to introduce ads. It’s part of a new content …

‘Mike Brown Law’ Petition to Make All Cops Wear Cameras Tops White House Threshold ‘Mike Brown Law’ Petition to Make All Cops Wear Cameras Tops White House Threshold

A petition to require all state, county, and local police officers to wear body cameras has blown past the signature threshold on The White House’s We The People online petition site in just a week. This prompts The White House, …

UPS Stores Fall Victim to Data Breach UPS Stores Fall Victim to Data Breach

UPS has notified UPS Store customers that their information may have been compromised thanks to a malware attack that affected 51 retail locations across the country. After being notified by a government bulletin on a ‘broad-based malware intrusion’, UPS identified …

Regarding James Foley, Should Twitter Decide What You See? Regarding James Foley, Should Twitter Decide What You See?

Twitter is absolutely, one-hundred percent, within its right to remove whatever content they deem to be in violation of its rules and terms of service. Twitter can do this, and you’re not allowed to cry free speech! Twitter is not …

Google’s Driverless Cars Feel the Need for Speed (Cause It’s Safer!) Google’s Driverless Cars Feel the Need for Speed (Cause It’s Safer!)

Try using this excuse the next time you get pulled over for speeding. According to Google, exceeding the speed limit is actually safer than strictly obeying the law in some circumstances. For this reason, the company’s autonomous vehicles are allowed …

Uber Launches API, Affiliate Program for Developers Uber Launches API, Affiliate Program for Developers

Uber thinks that “any app with a map is a potential Uber API partner” – so with that in mind, the on-demand car company is opening the Uber API to all developers. Uber is launching the API with eleven flagship …

Twitter Is Suspending Users Who Post Execution Images Twitter Is Suspending Users Who Post Execution Images

In light of the apparent execution of American photojournalist James Foley, Twitter has bee hard at work removing accounts that have been spreading the alleged beheading imagery around the network. Foley, an freelance journalist, disappeared in Syria in November of …