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Facebook Is Paying People Willing to Use Slingshot for an Hour or Two a Week Facebook Is Paying People Willing to Use Slingshot for an Hour or Two a Week

After recently reminding us that it exists, Facebook’s Slingshot ephemeral messaging app is looking for people to give feedback. And Facebook is willing to pay for it. “Want to help make Slingshot awesome? Earn at least $200 by joining our …

BlackBerry Acquires ‘Anti-Eavesdropping’ Company Secusmart BlackBerry Acquires ‘Anti-Eavesdropping’ Company Secusmart

BlackBerry announced that it has reached an agreement to acquire Secusmart, a voice and data encryption company, which makes “anti-eavesdropping” solutions for government organizations and companies. The two companies have partnered in the past, offering Secusmart technology, including the SecuSUITE …

Jon Bon Jovi Faces Strong Criticism From Former Bill Jon Bon Jovi Faces Strong Criticism From Former Bill

Jon Bon Jovi has faced some strong criticism lately for his interest in acquiring the Buffalo Bills, but now he’s also getting it from former team members. Bon Jovi, who is one-third of a Toronto-based investment group interested in the …

Google Adds Ratings To Product Listing Ads Google Adds Ratings To Product Listing Ads

Google announced that it’s adding product ratings to product listing ads (PLAs). Starting in the U.S., users will see star ratings and review counts on PLAs across Google.com and Google.com/shopping. The five-star rating system is based on aggregated rating and …

Kelly Ripa: Might She Be A Hoarder? Kelly Ripa: Might She Be A Hoarder?

Kelly Ripa might have a bit of ‘hoarder blood’ in her genes. She and husband Mark Consuelos, along with their three children–Michael, 17, Lola, 13, and Joaguin, 11–are moving, and the Live With Kelly and Michael host is having a …

Shark Attack Data Offers Safety Tips Shark Attack Data Offers Safety Tips

George Burgess, director of the Florida Program of Shark Research and keeper of the International Shark Attack File, has combed through incident data to devise some strategies to avoid encounters with the apex predators. From his basement office at the …

Kris Jenner Cries Over Rob Kardashian: Is It Sincere? Kris Jenner Cries Over Rob Kardashian: Is It Sincere?

You know what the problem with “reality television” is? For all the so-called claims of “reality”, everything (and anything) is done for the cameras. Drama makes for good television and these shows are increasingly scripted. It’s getting to the point …

Spotify Adds an Equalizer in Latest iOS Update Spotify Adds an Equalizer in Latest iOS Update

Spotify has just updated its iOS app, and whadda ya know – there’s an equalizer now. Sprung out of strong support for the idea in Spotify’s community ideas pages, the new equalizer appears in the playback settings inside your app. …

LinkedIn Launches New Mobile Profiles LinkedIn Launches New Mobile Profiles

LinkedIn announced the launch of a new look for profiles on mobile devices. Here’s a run-through: New LinkedIn Profile on Mobile from LinkedIn “Your LinkedIn Profile is your professional identity of record. It’s also the heart of LinkedIn,” says LinkedIn’s …

Android Tablets For Every Budget Android Tablets For Every Budget

These days everyone who is anyone owns at least one tablet. However, not everyone wants to break the bank in order to get their hands on one. Luckily, there are tablets available for every budget. Depending on how much you …

‘Bolt’ CEO Kindly Asks Facebook to Not Take Their Name ‘Bolt’ CEO Kindly Asks Facebook to Not Take Their Name

You may have heard that the Facebook-owned Instagram is possibly launching a Snapchat competitor – a one-tap photo messaging app likely called Bolt. I know there’s a lot of doubt built into that sentence, and that’s because the evidence for …

Courtney Love Reportedly Has Cobain Biopic In The Works Courtney Love Reportedly Has Cobain Biopic In The Works

Courtney Love has reportedly announced plans for a biopic about the life of Kurt Cobain, and says she, their daughter Frances Bean, and the two remaining members of Nirvana will have input regarding casting and the production. Although Love hasn’t …

These Are The People Tasked With Helping Yelp Better Cater To Small Businesses These Are The People Tasked With Helping Yelp Better Cater To Small Businesses

Back in May, Yelp put a call out to small businesses, seeking out new members for its Small Business Advisory Council. Any local business owner was eligible to apply. On Tuesday, the company announced the new members it has appointed. …

Boy, 3, Wrecks Aunt’s Jeep, Runs Home Boy, 3, Wrecks Aunt’s Jeep, Runs Home

A Myrtle Creek, Oregon toddler crashed his aunt’s Jeep into a home after knocking it out of gear. The three-year-old boy then ran home to watch cartoons. At about 7 p.m. Thursday, a Myrtle Creek police officer had noticed the …

Uber Driver Accused of Sexual Assault in DC Uber Driver Accused of Sexual Assault in DC

Despite implementing a ‘safe rides fee’ earlier this year, stories about Uber passengers experiencing anything but safe rides continue to pop up. The latest comes from Washington DC, where a 32-year-old Uber driver has been charged with second degree sexual …

Colbie Caillat Admits Own Insecurities, Encourages Women Everywhere to ‘Try’ to ‘Stay True to Yourself’ Colbie Caillat Admits Own Insecurities, Encourages Women Everywhere to ‘Try’ to ‘Stay True to Yourself’

Colbie Caillat’s viral single Try makes a point of encouraging women to be themselves, but the singer found that making the video caused many of her own insecurities to rise to the surface. “I’m used to always being Photoshopped and …

SiriusXM Hits Record 26 Million Subscribers As Profit Declines SiriusXM Hits Record 26 Million Subscribers As Profit Declines

Sirius XM released its earnings report for the second quarter. Profit was down 4.4%. While the company managed to add significantly to its revenue and subscriber count, these just weren’t enough to offset operating expenses. These expenses grew by 12% …

Jay Leno Returns To His Stand-up Roots on NBC’s ‘Last Comic Standing’ Jay Leno Returns To His Stand-up Roots on NBC’s ‘Last Comic Standing’

Jay Leno is returning to his stand-up comedy roots. The former Tonight Show host returns to NBC this week as a comic mentor on Last Coming Standing. Leno will surprise five comics when they fly into Las Vegas to meet …

Yelp Gets This Much Favorability In Google And Still Complains? Yelp Gets This Much Favorability In Google And Still Complains?

Yelp frequently complains about how Google treats it in search results, and recently became an official complainant in the EU’s investigation into the search engine’s business practices. Meanwhile, Google appears to be giving Yelp an unprecedented amount of visibility in …

Facebook Is About to Strip Chat from Its Main App, Move Everything to Messenger Facebook Is About to Strip Chat from Its Main App, Move Everything to Messenger

We’ve known this was coming for a few months now, but the end of chatting on the main Facebook app is nigh. The company is urging users who have not yet downloaded the standalone Facebook Messenger app that they need …

Kate Upton: ‘I’ve Been Begging For This Body My Whole Life’ Kate Upton: ‘I’ve Been Begging For This Body My Whole Life’

Kate Upton has a unique workout regimen — it includes begging for her gorgeous Sports Illustrated swimsuit body. The 22-year-old beauty talked to Elle UK magazine about her transformation from a “normal catalogue model” to the “hottest supermodel on Earth.” …

A Look At WebDrive For Windows 12 From South River Technologies A Look At WebDrive For Windows 12 From South River Technologies


South River Technologies has a new version of its WebDrive product for Windows – version 12, which adds support for Windows Surface Pro II. WebDrive is a file access client that maps a network drive to remote servers such as …

Sharknado 2: Could It Really Happen? Sharknado 2: Could It Really Happen?

If you have seen the movie Sharknado, you’ve probably thought about how unlikely it would be that the events in the movie would happen in real life. While it’s not likely that a storm carrying sharks will ever occur in …

Climate Change Could Cause Food Shortage Climate Change Could Cause Food Shortage

For years scientists have warned of the dangers of climate change. While most people assume that climate change is just something that happens naturally, studies have shown that the climate change that is currently taking place is actually human-induced. Pollution …