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‘Paradise Guest House’ Author Ellen Sussman Speaks At Google

Bestselling Author Ellen Sussman recently participated in an “At Google” talk, which Google has now made available for everyone. She speaks about her book, The Paradise Guest House, which Google recommends for fans of Eat, Pray, Love and Alex Garland’s …

Drunk Governor: Deval Patrick Got Drunk After Boston Bombings
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Massachusetts Governor Deval Patrick this week admitted to celebrating the capture of the Boston Marathon bombing suspects by getting drunk. According to a Boston Herald report, the governor was speaking to a Cambridge-area marketing company this week when he admitted …

Blekko Raises New Funding, Reduces Staff Blekko Raises New Funding, Reduces Staff

Blekko has both reduced its staff and raised new funding. According to a report from Greg Sterling at Search Engine Land, who had an email exchange with CEO Rich Skrenta, the company laid off eight people earlier this week as …

Want To Catch The Attention Of The Government? Use These Words On Social Media Want To Catch The Attention Of The Government? Use These Words On Social Media
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This morning has certainly been fun – we now know that the NSA has been, and will continue, collecting personal metadata of Verizon subscribers until July 19. If that wasn’t enough surveillance for you, the Department of Homeland Security would …

Yandex Launches Interactive Snippets Called ‘Islands’ Yandex Launches Interactive Snippets Called ‘Islands’

Russian search giant Yandex announced a newly redesigned search results page today, including new interactive snippets. The company calls these snippets “Islands”. Yandex says Islands will speed up the engagement with sites and services by allowing users to take action …

Nine Inch Nails Drop New Single Ahead of Sept. 3rd Album Release

With the release of a new single and the announcement of an upcoming album and tour, Nine Inch Nails is officially back after a four-year hiatus. You can listen to the new track, “Came Back Haunted,” below: The new track …

Today Show: Man Slices His Arm in Rockefeller Plaza

Production of the NBC morning show The Today Show was altered today after a man tried to harm himself outside the studio in Rockefeller Plaza. Though the show normally places one of more of its anchors outside the studio, surrounded …

Man Texts on Hood of a Speeding Car, Couldn’t Possibly Care Less

It is literally impossible for this guy to give less of a crap about what you think. You think texting while driving is dangerous? Meet texting while hood-surfing. In this clip, allegedly from a highway in Saudi Arabia, a man …

Amazon’s Indie Games Store Is Open For Business

Indie gaming is becoming increasingly more important as AAA titles become less frequent. Valve, Sony and Nintendo have all jumped on board the indie gaming bandwagon, and now Amazon has thrown its support behind it as well. Amazon announced today …

Games of Thrones’ Red Wedding Gets a Glorious Princess Bride Mashup

If you haven’t seen last Sunday’s breathtaking episode of HBO’s Game of Thrones and you plan to watch it at some point – do not watch the following video. But if you have seen it, and you enjoy a good …

Amanda Bynes: Would You Watch Her Reality Show?
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Amanda Bynes is slowly melting down in a very public way, and so many people have started following her on Twitter lately that it’s become a sort of “I don’t want to watch this train wreck but I can’t help …

News Crew Attack: Woman Charged With Assaulting Reporter
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Earlier this week, a reporter and cameraman for Providence, Rhode Island’s ABC 6 news station were attacked by a woman while attempting to question her. The woman’s daughter was shot during a recent graduation party, and the suspect in the …

Here’s What Yelp Said About Future E-Commerce Products Here’s What Yelp Said About Future E-Commerce Products
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This week, Yelp CEO Jeremy Stoppelman spoke at the LeWeb conference in London. SocialTimes initially reported on some comments he made, indicating that Yelp is considering going into e-commerce, which we covered here. Le Web has since released the entire …

Miley Cyrus: Brother Braison Eyes Modeling Career

Miley Cyrus isn’t the only one in her family who wants to follow in her famous dad’s footsteps; brother Braison wants his share of celebrity, too, and he’s doing it as a print model after signing with Wilhemina Modeling Agency …

Alabama: Kidnapping Involves Crimson Tide Forward Devonta Pollard
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Devonta Pollard, an 18-year-old sophmore forward for the University of Alabama’s basketball team, is one of seven people charged in connection with the kidnapping of a 6-year-old girl back in April. Pollard has been charged with conspiracy to commit kidnapping. …

Yelp: Consumers, On Average, Can Rely On Our Content Yelp: Consumers, On Average, Can Rely On Our Content
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At the LeWeb conference in London this week, Yelp CEO Jeremy Stoppelman took to the stage to discuss his business with host Loic Le Meur. Inevitably, the topic of fake reviews and the Review Filter came up. This has been …

Diablo III Comes To Xbox 360 And PS3 On September 3

It was assumed that Diablo III would be a PS3/PS4 exclusive after its unveiling at the Sony PS4 event in February. Today’s announcement confirms that is not the case. Blizzard announced today that Diablo III will be coming to the …

Pamela Anderson Ad Banned in the U.K., Deemed ‘Sexist and Degrading to Women’ Pamela Anderson Ad Banned in the U.K., Deemed ‘Sexist and Degrading to Women’
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An ad for a web hosting company featuring Pamela Anderson has been banned by the U.K.’s Advertising Standards Authority after is was deemed “sexist and degrading to women.” The Dreamscape Networks ad features Anderson and another woman, clad in bikinis, …

Wireless Carriers Back Worthless Cellphone Unlocking Bill Wireless Carriers Back Worthless Cellphone Unlocking Bill

Should you be able to unlock your cellphone? Wireless carriers used to not think so, but now the industry’s lobbying group seems to be fine with it as long as the bill is worthless. The Hill reports that the wireless …

Revenge Porn Targeted by California Lawmakers Revenge Porn Targeted by California Lawmakers

A new California bill looks to curtail the spread of so-called “revenge porn” by finally codifying the crime into law and setting specific penalties for the unauthorized distribution of sexual materials. SB 255 has passed the California Senate’s Public Safety …

Tropical Storm Andrea Heads Toward Florida

On Wednesday, the National Hurricane Center (NHC) upgraded Andrea from a tropical disturbance to a tropical storm. The storm has been building recently in the Gulf of Mexico, and is now the first named storm of the 2013 hurricane season. …

Samuel L. Jackson Does “Breaking Bad” Monologue Samuel L. Jackson Does “Breaking Bad” Monologue

Samuel L. Jackson, our favorite badass and dry-humor enthusiast, has recorded himself reading a famous monologue from “Breaking Bad” in order to raise money for Alzheimer’s research. The “Pulp Fiction” actor read some lines made infamous by Bryan Cranston on …

NSA Will Be Collecting Verizon Customers’ Phone Records Daily Until July 19 NSA Will Be Collecting Verizon Customers’ Phone Records Daily Until July 19
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Are you on Verizon? If so, your phone records are now in the hands of the government. The Guardian got its hands on a secret FISA court order yesterday that reveals Verizon was forced to hand over customer metadata to …

Chili-Finger Lady: Wendy’s Scammer Is Going Back to Jail
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An infamous fraudster is going back to jail for once again attempting to deceive law enforcement. Anna Ayala, better known as the “chili-finger lady,” is about to spend another two years in prison after lying to police to protect her …