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Taylor Swift’s $50K Gift Forces Policy Change at GoFundMe

Taylor Swift’s $50K Gift Forces Policy Change at GoFundMe

Taylor Swift holds all the power, forcing tech companies to change their policies left and right. A very generous pledge to a GoFundMe campaign has forced the company to change its donation policies. Earlier this week, Taylor Swift donated $50,000 to a little girl named Naomi, who is currently battling Leukemia. “Taylor Swift’s donation was so generous that it required …

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Uber Driver Threatens to Cut Woman’s Neck in Crazy Voicemail

Uber Driver Threatens to Cut Woman’s Neck in Crazy Voicemail

A London Uber driver overreacted, a bit, to a customer who canceled her ride. He threatened to slit her throat. 28-year-old Anne Kealey says that she called an Uber at about 11am, but was forced to cancel the ride when it was a few minutes from her location – as people have to do from time to time. According to …

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Kid Reads Hateful YouTube Comments to Show How Bullying Affects People

Kid Reads Hateful YouTube Comments to Show How Bullying Affects People

YouTube is a wonderful thing – arguably one of the top three most important websites in history. YouTube comments, on the other hand, are a cesspool. Sometimes it’s easy to look at the trolling, the virtiol, and the downright stupidity being spewed beneath any given video and think hey, everyone knows it’s YouTube. Nobody actually takes any of it seriously. …

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Google Glass Picture Taking Could Get Even Dweebier

Google Glass Picture Taking Could Get Even Dweebier

If you thought you looked cool wearing Google Glass before, wait till you see this. Google has been awarded a patent that allows “a computing device, such as a head-mountable device (HMD), to capture and process images in response to a user placing their hands in, and then withdrawing their hands from, a frame formation” In other words, Google wants …

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Star Wars Fans, You Now Have an Official App

Star Wars Fans, You Now Have an Official App

Star Wars mania is a constant aspect of pop culture, but things are really turned up now that Star Wars: Episode VII – The Force Awakens in on everyone’s mind. I guess it seemed a good a time as any for Lucasfilm and Disney to finally create an official Star Wars app. You can download is now on iOS and …

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Facebook Just Gave Pages a Path to Better Visibility

Facebook Just Gave Pages a Path to Better Visibility

For all intents and purposes, Facebook just gave users more control over what they see in the news feed than ever before. And with it, a pathway (albeit a tough one) for pages to reclaim some post visibility. For weeks now, Facebook’s been testing a feature that lets users pick and choose which friends and pages they most definitely want …

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Apple Thinks You’re Really Going to Want an iPhone 6s

Apple Thinks You’re Really Going to Want an iPhone 6s

Apparently, Apple is pretty damn confident that you’re going to want a new iPhone that simply sports a handful of hardware changes (and no difference in overall design). Apple is reportedly telling manufacturers that it needs up to 90 million of the iPhone 6s, which it is expected to debut this fall. From the Wall Street Journal: Apple is asking …

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Apple’s Record $533M Payment to Patent Troll Voided

Apple’s Record $533M Payment to Patent Troll Voided

In February, a federal jury in Texas sided with a patent licensing company called Smartflash and ordered Apple to pay $532.9 million for infringing upon three patents dealing with data storage, payments, and DRM. Apple vowed to fight it, obviously, saying: “Smartflash makes no products, has no employees, creates no jobs, has no US presence, and is exploiting our patent …

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South Park Deal Cost Hulu a Record $192 Million

South Park Deal Cost Hulu a Record $192 Million

South Park will be on the air for at least five more seasons, through 2019. Today, Comedy Central announced the show had been extended by three seasons and 30 episodes – through 23 seasons and 304 episodes. The 19th season is set to premiere on September 16th. “‘South Park’ remains the bedrock of Comedy Central and we are thrilled that …

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Taco Bell Delivery Hits 90 Cities Through DoorDash Partnership

Taco Bell Delivery Hits 90 Cities Through DoorDash Partnership

Taco Bell knows you can’t get off the couch, and is getting serious about delivering you Crunchwraps. The restaurant is expanding its delivery service to 90 cities in the Los Angeles, Orange County, San Francisco Bay Area and Dallas regions. This will cover more than 200 stores. “Delivery is yet another example of how we’re using technology and innovation to …

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Netflix Snags Indies to Boost Its Big Film Push

Netflix Snags Indies to Boost Its Big Film Push

After very successful TV series and documentary ventures, Netflix is getting serious about original feature films. That $60 million buy of Brad Pitt’s new military satire should tell you that. But it’s not just the giant acquisitions that show Netflix’s determination to be a leader in original feature films. Netflix is apparently ramping up efforts to snag the rights to …

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Facebook Puts Women Up Front with Icon Redesign

Facebook Puts Women Up Front with Icon Redesign

Facebook’s friend icons have just received a redesign – and there’s more to them than better haircuts. Yes, both the male and female silhouettes have had their day at the stylist, but the more important change comes from a slight tweak in how the icons are positioned. For the first time, the woman is now in front of the man. …

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