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Mob Wives Star: Playboy Says ‘No Thanks’
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Playboy is undoubtedly inundated each day with hundreds of nude photos from women all over the world who believe they have what it takes to grace the famous magazine’s pages. Nearly all of them are rejected. When a celebrity agrees …

North Carolina Church Demands Marriage Equality, Stops All Marriages in Protest, Takes Heat on Facebook North Carolina Church Demands Marriage Equality, Stops All Marriages in Protest, Takes Heat on Facebook
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One North Carolina church is taking a stand for marriage equality by refusing to marry anyone until the right is granted to all people. Green Street United Methodist Church in Winston-Salem, NC, has asked that its pastors refrain from signing …

Google’s Richard Salgado Says ECPA Reform Is Needed To Preserve Innovation Google’s Richard Salgado Says ECPA Reform Is Needed To Preserve Innovation

We brought you word yesterday that the House Judiciary Committee would be holding a hearing on the Electronic Communications Privacy Act, or ECPA. One of the people called in to testify is Google’s Legal Director of Law Enforcement and Information …

Pastor: Life Sentence For Killing One Wife, Charged With Killing Another

A 64-year-old Pennsylvania pastor has been sentenced to life in prison for the murder of his wife in 2008. According to an Associated Press report, Arthur Schirmer was convicted of first-degree murder for the death of his second wife, Betty. …

‘Hemlock Grove’, Eli Roth’s Netflix Original Series, Gets a New Trailer

Eli Roth’s new horror series Hemlock Grove will premiere on Netflix in exactly one month from today, and Netflix has just released a brand new trailer. The series, based on the novel of the same name by Brian McGreevy, stars …

Lisa Rinna Lip Trouble Discussed on Today
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Kathy Lee is vacationing “on the west coast,” according to her Today co-host Hoda Kotb. In her place on Monday, producers slotted in Melrose Place star and Soap Talk host Lisa Rinna. Rinna is well-known for her roles in Melrose …

Get Up Close And Personal With The Samsung Galaxy S 4 Get Up Close And Personal With The Samsung Galaxy S 4

Samsung announced its latest flagship device – the Galaxy S 4 – last week. Since then, we’ve had time to digest all of the new features and gimmicks coming to the new device, but we haven’t been able to take …

Spotify Removes 5-Play-Per-Track Limit for U.K. Users Spotify Removes 5-Play-Per-Track Limit for U.K. Users

Spotify is removing one of the barriers for users in the U.K. who choose to use the streaming service’s free option. Starting today, users in the U.K. are no longer limited to 5 plays – the cap has been removed. …

$22 Minimum Wage Matches U.S. Productivity, Says Senator
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Though the minimum wage in the U.S. has risen in recent years, the current $7.25 per hour minimum wage is still looking sparse when considered next to the rising cost of living in the U.S. Large hikes in the minimum …

Reddit’s First Original Web Series Involves Explaining Complex Topics to Five-Year-Olds Reddit’s First Original Web Series Involves Explaining Complex Topics to Five-Year-Olds
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Reddit, known for its uncanny ability to drudge up content from the depths of the internet and make it trend, is trying its hand at a little bit of original programming in the way of a new series based on …

Demand Media Expands Into Paid Content With Creativebug Demand Media Expands Into Paid Content With Creativebug

Demand Media just announced that it has acquired CreativeBug, a provider of online video workshops for arts and crafts. The property should fit right into the company’s content network, which it plans to split away from its domain registrar business. …

The BlackBerry Band Gets Back Together For One Final Performance The BlackBerry Band Gets Back Together For One Final Performance

Last year, the company formerly known as RIM put together a “band” of sorts to tell developers that it was going to keep on loving them. It was probably the most cringeworthy corporate promo released in 2012, and the company …

Are You More Or Less Worried About Google’s Panda Update Now? Are You More Or Less Worried About Google’s Panda Update Now?
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As previously reported, Google’s Matt Cutts revealed at SMX this week that Google would be pushing a refresh to its famous (or perhaps infamous) Panda update on either Friday or Monday. As of Friday, it appears that the refresh has …

Robert Rodriguez Teams Up With BlackBerry On New Short Film Robert Rodriguez Teams Up With BlackBerry On New Short Film
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Robert Rodriguez is an interesting filmmaker. He’s directing “Desperado” one year and then doing “Spy Kids” the next. His lastest film is another strange one as he’s making it in collaboration with BlackBerry. BlackBerry revealed Rodriguez’ newest film “Two Scoops” …

Twitter Unveils New Interest, Device, and Gender Targeting for Self-Service Advertisers Twitter Unveils New Interest, Device, and Gender Targeting for Self-Service Advertisers

Twitter has just announced some big improvements to its invitation-only self-service ad platform that make it easier for businesses to target the right kinds of users with their paid ads. Now, when deciding who to promote their accounts and tweets …

Gmail For Android Gets One-Tap Reply, Archiving From Notifications Gmail For Android Gets One-Tap Reply, Archiving From Notifications
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Google has launched an update for Gmail for Android, which includes the ability to reply to and archive messages from notifications with a single tap. Here’s what the feature looks like: “You can combine this with existing notification features like …

Jason Molina Dies of “Natural Causes”; Singer Was 39

The record label Secretly Canadian today confirmed that singer/songwriter Jason Molina has died. The 39-year-old is reported to have died at his Indianapolis home on Saturday March 16 of “natural causes.” Molina’s record label stated that he stopped touring in …

Photoshop CS6′s Creation Was Powered By 601 Cases Of Beer Photoshop CS6′s Creation Was Powered By 601 Cases Of Beer

Have you ever wondered what went into building a piece of proprietary software like Photoshop? I promise you it’s not black magic, but a lot of beer went into building everybody’s favorite photo editing software. To celebrate Photoshop reaching 5 …

Change.org: It’s Not Just Bloggers And Techies Who Will Miss Google Reader Change.org: It’s Not Just Bloggers And Techies Who Will Miss Google Reader

It didn’t take long after Google announced that it is killing off Google Reader to realize how much the product will be missed by quite a few people. Even the alternatives are having trouble keeping up with the demand from …

EA Offers A Free Game To Those Troubled By SimCity’s Launch Woes

There’s no denying it – SimCity‘s launch was a massive failure. EA didn’t anticipate the demand, and its always-online DRM scheme failed to compensate for the massive load on the servers. It prevented thousands of players who legitimately purchased the …

Facebook for iOS Update Lets Users Edit Cover Photos, Makes Messaging Easier Facebook for iOS Update Lets Users Edit Cover Photos, Makes Messaging Easier
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Today, Facebook has released version 5.6 of its iOS app. The update brings the ability to change cover photos, as well as some improvements to messaging. First up, the new Facebook for iOS finally allows users to change their cover …

And Here Are Etsy’s Stats For February And Here Are Etsy’s Stats For February

On Friday, Etsy released its “weather report” for January, showing that it had 1.67 billion page views on its site in January, compared to 1.53 billion page views in December. The site also saw $97.6 million worth of goods sold …

Blake Shelton Rumors Denied on Twitter
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This week, Life & Style Weekly published a cover story about rumors that Miranda Lambert had confronted the other woman that her husband, Blake Shelton, “got close” with. The rumors began to swirl through the celebrity press, and the country …

Google Enhanced Campaigns Get New ValueTrack Parameters Google Enhanced Campaigns Get New ValueTrack Parameters

Google announced today that it will be launching new ValueTrack features for advertisers using keyword level URLs, in the coming weeks. The company says these will help advertisers achieve specific conversion and ROI goals, and help ease the transition to …