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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
Foursquare Check-ins Are Now Dead for Windows Phone Users Too As Swarm Launches Foursquare Check-ins Are Now Dead for Windows Phone Users Too As Swarm Launches

Foursquare warned you a couple weeks ago, and today’s the day. Swarm, Foursquare’s check-in-devoted app, is now available on Windows Phone. That means that checking in on the main Foursquare app is on the way out (if your check-in functionality …

Zelda Williams Run Off Twitter in the Latest Installment of People Are Just the Worst Zelda Williams Run Off Twitter in the Latest Installment of People Are Just the Worst

In the latest chapter of the book entitled Humanity: Some of Y’all a Buncha Assholes, Robin Williams’ daughter Zelda had been driven off Twitter and Instagram by a buncha assholes. Zelda Williams, who lost her father Monday, has announced that …

House of Cards Gets the Fallon Treatment in ‘House of Cue Cards’

With a little help from Ellen Barkin (as Claire) and a special guest star I won’t spoil for you, Jimmy Fallon turned a pretty good Kevin Spacey impression into a new original short for The Tonight Show. It’s called House …

Uber and Lyft Have Reached the Shenanigan-Calling Stage of Their Rivalry Uber and Lyft Have Reached the Shenanigan-Calling Stage of Their Rivalry

Rival on-demand car service companies Uber and lyft are in a real pissing match right now, as they continue to accuse each other of employing some under-the-table techniques to get ahead. On Tuesday Lyft took a shot at Uber, claiming …

Millennials Are Really Into Snapchat Millennials Are Really Into Snapchat

That about says it. Millennials, categorized by comScore as those aged 18 to 34, have a new favorite toy in the social media realm. According to comScore’s most-recent Mobile Metrix, Snapchat is now the third most-popular social app for millennials. …

Apple’s White, Male CEO Unsatisfied with Company’s White, Maleness Apple’s White, Male CEO Unsatisfied with Company’s White, Maleness

Tech’s diversity problem (both in terms of gender and ethnicity) has been well documented. But in the name of transparency Apple has decided to release its own numbers for scrutiny, following similar moves by other major players. To get straight …

Twitter Says It Has About 23 Million Active Bots [UPDATED] Twitter Says It Has About 23 Million Active Bots [UPDATED]

UPDATE: To clarify Twitter’s statement in the filing, the (up to) 8.5 percent of accounts that “automatically contacted our servers for regular updates without any discernable additional user-initiated action” could include apps pulling content and displaying it without manual user …

World of Warcraft-Obsessed Couple Convicted of Child Abuse

Officials in Orange County, California say that one couple’s World of Warcraft obsession contributed to their horrible treatment of two children. Lester and Petra Huffmire, both 41, were convicted of two felony counts of child abuse, two misdemeanor counts of …

Comcast & Time Warner Cable Pass Time Awaiting Merger Approval by Helping Give Award to FCC Commissioner Comcast & Time Warner Cable Pass Time Awaiting Merger Approval by Helping Give Award to FCC Commissioner

Do you pay a lot for cable and internet? Neat, me too. Check this out. You’ve probably never heard of it, but The Walter Kaitz Foundation is a decades-old non-profit organization with the stated mission of promoting diversity in the …

Uber Is Playing Dirty, According to Lyft Uber Is Playing Dirty, According to Lyft

According to Lyft, rival on-demand car service Uber isn’t playing fair. CNNMoney is reporting that data obtained from Lyft suggests that Uber is strategically throwing wrenches into Lyft operations – mainly by requesting and then canceling rides. Obviously, this tactic …

Amazon’s Five New Pilots Land Aug 28 Amazon’s Five New Pilots Land Aug 28

Amazon’s next batch of original shows, five new comedy and drama pilots dubbed the ‘third pilot season’, will debut on August 28th. This batch of potential series is arguably the most promising yet, pulling in some heavy hitters both in …

We Need to Talk About the TSA’s Batsh*t Insane Instagram Account We Need to Talk About the TSA’s Batsh*t Insane Instagram Account

No, I don’t want to talk about how you feel about the TSA. I know the TSA harasses old ladies and makes cute little children cry. I know the TSA probably touched your wiener one time and you really hated …

Drawing Dicks with the Nike+ App Is the Only Way to Make Running Fun

The Nike+ running app tracks pace, distance, time, calories burned, and allows you to upload all that data online for everyone to see. It’s also the perfect tool for making running, an inherently boring and awful practice, moderately enjoyable. Because …

LeVar Burton Takes Kids on a Tweeting Rainbow Adventure

With apologies to Jimmy Fallon, Jimmy Kimmel has the best Twitter-themed bits on late night. And with apologies to Reading Rainbow, I’m pretty sure that I’m more interested in watching LeVar Burton host Tweeting Rainbow. Maybe we can just start …

Twitter Axes Bing-Powered Translations Twitter Axes Bing-Powered Translations

About a year ago, Twitter began offering instant tweet translations, powered by Bing. As with any basic translation tool, it wasn’t always the most accurate thing around, but it worked in many instances. And now it’s gone. There are tweets …

‘Guns for the Blind’ Video Even Too Much for the NRA

For about three days, an official NRA website featured a video wherein a contributor offered a two-minute argument for arming the blind. NRA News, a website under the NRA umbrella, has a section of ‘commentator’ videos – described by the …

Mom Calls Police on Porn-Watching Son

In you-might-be-struggling-with-self-validation-but-you’re-definitely-a-better-parent-than-this-lunatic news, a Spartansburg, South Carolina woman called 911 when she came home to discover that her 15-year-old son had been watching porn. The Smoking Gun obtained the police report, which states that Chavonda Gallman, a real estate agent, …

Wikipedia Banks $140,000 in Bitcoin Donations in First Week Wikipedia Banks $140,000 in Bitcoin Donations in First Week

The Wikimedia Foundation lives on donations – that’s how you can read the Wikipedia entry on World of Warcraft and not be bombarded with ads for Mountain Dew Code Red. And garnering enough donations to keep afloat hasn’t always been …

Reddit Is Fighting Trolls by Ripping off Their Badges of Honor Reddit Is Fighting Trolls by Ripping off Their Badges of Honor

Who’s up for a little taxonomy? Let’s take a quick look at what ‘karma’ means to different subsets of redditors. The first distinction is obviously whether or not said user cares about karma (reddit points) at all. Some couldn’t give …

Edward Snowden Granted More Time in Russia Edward Snowden Granted More Time in Russia

Edward Snowden is likely staying in Russia for the foreseeable future. The 31-year-old former NSA analyst, who famously leaked (and continues to leak) documents and anecdotes about the US government’s massive surveillance initiative, has been granted a three-year residence permit …

Commence Your ‘Steve Jobs Is Alive’ Theories Commence Your ‘Steve Jobs Is Alive’ Theories

You can add Apple co-founder Steve Jobs to the list of dead people that could possibly be alive because they’ve been spotted but are also totally not alive (except in the hearts of fans, of course). Like Biggie, Tupac, Elvis, …

Microsoft Is Scanning Email for Child Porn Too Microsoft Is Scanning Email for Child Porn Too

Google’s not the only one automatically scanning your communications for traces of child porn. A Pennsylvania man has been arrested after he attempted to send child porn via a live.com email address. The arrest came after Microsoft tipped the National …

Netflix Passes HBO in Subscriber Revenue, Still Getting Its Ass Kicked in Other Areas Though Netflix Passes HBO in Subscriber Revenue, Still Getting Its Ass Kicked in Other Areas Though

Netflix unveiled solid Q2 earnings a couple weeks ago, also announcing that it had surpassed 50 million global subscribers. Well, another thing happened last quarter. Netflix surpassed HBO in subscriber revenue for the very first time ($1.146 billion to $1.141 …

Twitter Tips Big Ecommerce Move Twitter Tips Big Ecommerce Move

Rumor has it, Twitter is planning a big move into the realm of ecommerce – and this is a pretty big hint that the company is headed in that direction. A handful of users spotted something interesting in their mobile …