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Netflix: We Thought You Would Be More Upset About The Price Hike Netflix: We Thought You Would Be More Upset About The Price Hike
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The public reaction to the recent Netflix price change has calmed a bit, and although the interwebs are far from tranquil, we aren’t seeing the level of pure blinding rage directed at the company now that the announcement has had …

Amy Winehouse’s Death Prompts Promotions, Controversy Amy Winehouse’s Death Prompts Promotions, Controversy
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Over the weekend, the music world was hit with the loss of Amy Winehouse. The troubled 27-year-old singer was found dead in her London apartment on Saturday. Winehouse burst on the scene with her hit “Rehab” and famously battled drug …

Netflix Price Hike Opens the Door for Blockbuster – According to Blockbuster Netflix Price Hike Opens the Door for Blockbuster – According to Blockbuster
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As the fallout continues from Netflix’s decision to split up its streaming and DVD services and charge more for DVDs, many are wondering if and how that anger will translate into losses for the company. Sure, people are outraged, that …

iPhone-Based Facial Recognition Coming to a Police Department Near You iPhone-Based Facial Recognition Coming to a Police Department Near You

Law enforcement officials are about to get some new technology that will help them quickly identify persons of interest while in the field. The MORIS case from BI2 Technologies is an iPhone add-on that allows police officers to take a …

Dominique Strauss-Kahn Charges to be Dismissed, Twitter Asks the Tough Questions Dominique Strauss-Kahn Charges to be Dismissed, Twitter Asks the Tough Questions
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It appears that the case against former IMF head Dominique Strauss-Kahn might be coming to an end. According to the NY Post, prosecutors in the case will drop all charges within the next two weeks, possibly at his next court …

Jon Stewart Takes On Supreme Court Violent Video Game Ruling
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The internet has been buzzing about the recent Supreme Court decision that said it was unconstitutional to restrict the sale of graphically violent video games to minors. In a 7-2 vote, the SCOTUS struck down a California State law that …

Mark Halperin Calls Obama A Dick, Apologizes, Suspended Anyway
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Today on Joe Scarborough’s daily program “Morning Joe,” MSNBC senior political analyst Mark Halperin did something that only the most vile, wicked, morally bankrupt person could do. Hide your kids, hide you wife – Halperin called President Obama a “dick” …

The Doug Hutchison-Courtney Stodden Drama Continues The Doug Hutchison-Courtney Stodden Drama Continues
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A little over a week ago, the internet was set ablaze with a story of love, glamor, and incredibly creepy undertones. Apparently people find it strange when a 51-year-old actor marries a 16-year-old model, who woulda thunk it? When the …

Chris Brown Responds To Gay Slur Controversy on Twitter Chris Brown Responds To Gay Slur Controversy on Twitter
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Chris Brown, no stranger to controversy, finds himself amid another one today. Yesterday, TMZ caught Brown calling a TMZ cameraman “gay” after they caught him avoiding a parking ticket in Los Angeles. Brown obviously thought that TMZ had tattled on …

Ryan Dunn Drunk at Time of Crash, Say Police Ryan Dunn Drunk at Time of Crash, Say Police

It looks like the speculation is over surrounding whether or not alcohol played a major part in the Monday morning death of Jackass star Ryan Dunn. The answer, according to West Goshen Police Chief Michael Carroll is a resounding “yes.” …

Roger Ebert Finds Support In The Twitterverse Roger Ebert Finds Support In The Twitterverse
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By now I’m sure you’ve heard about Jackass star Ryan Dunn’s untimely death early yesterday morning. The car crash that took his life also took the life of his friend and Jackass producer Zachary Hartwell. It is confirmed that high …

Roger Ebert’s Facebook Page Removed Following Ryan Dunn Death Remarks Roger Ebert’s Facebook Page Removed Following Ryan Dunn Death Remarks
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UPDATE: It appears that Ebert’s Facebook page is back up and running. Even though the page was only down for about an hour, it looks like the story here remains the relative ease at which upset parties can take down …

GoDaddy CEO Links to More Footage From Controversial Elephant Killing GoDaddy CEO Links to More Footage From Controversial Elephant Killing
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Every time we think GoDaddy has tried to put to rest the controversy over CEO Bob Parsons killing an elephant, Parsons brings it back up. This time he has tweeted a link to a a cover story for NRA digital …

Laura Ingraham Accepts Ed Schultz’s Apology on Twitter Laura Ingraham Accepts Ed Schultz’s Apology on Twitter
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On his radio show Tuesday Ed Schultz, progressive commentator and host of MSNBC’s The Ed Show, attacked conservative radio host Laura Ingraham by calling her a “right wing slut.” “President Obama is going to be visiting Joplin, Mo., on Sunday …

Google Search Suggestions Generate Controversy in Argentina Google Search Suggestions Generate Controversy in Argentina
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A court in Argentina granted an injunction filed by Argentinian Jewish organization DAIA to have Google block certain sites from its search suggestions in its Argentina search engine. The organization has deemed the sites to be anti-Semitic and offensive, and …

GoDaddy Sets Philanthropy Record GoDaddy Sets Philanthropy Record
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GoDaddy announced today that it has already donated more money to charities in 2011 than it did all of last year, which was $3.4 million. This year, the company says GoDaddy Cares, it’s philanthropic arm, surpassed the $4.2 million mark …

GoDaddy CEO Calls Critic a Bully in Twitter Name Calling Session GoDaddy CEO Calls Critic a Bully in Twitter Name Calling Session
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GoDaddy CEO Bob Parsons is still on the defensive about his controversial elephant killing, which made some big publicity waves for the company a couple months ago. The issue seemed to have died down for the most part, as far …

GoDaddy Brings Up the Elephant Ordeal in Press Release About Haiti Donations GoDaddy Brings Up the Elephant Ordeal in Press Release About Haiti Donations
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As reported a few weeks ago, GoDaddy CEO Bob Parsons tweeted that the company was donating $500,000 to the charity Hope for Haiti, the second such donation it had made since the earthquake in Haiti in early 2010. Despite numerous …

Should Vimeo Reinstate This Animal Cruelty Investigation Video? Should Vimeo Reinstate This Animal Cruelty Investigation Video?
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Mercy for Animals has written a letter to Vimeo trying to get an investigative video exposing animal cruelty at the E6 Cattle Co. reinstated on the site after it was pulled as a violation of Vimeo’s terms of service. If …

Rashard Mendenhall Tweets About Osama Bin Laden Death, Stirs Controversy Rashard Mendenhall Tweets About Osama Bin Laden Death, Stirs Controversy
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Steelers Running Back Rashard Mendenhall is causing quite a stink over remarks he made on Twitter about the death of Osama Bin Laden.  In the comments, he questions the events of 9/11 and suggests that people’s hatred of Bin Laden …

YouTube On Video Ban: Sometimes We Make the Wrong Call, Vimeo: It Violates Our Terms YouTube On Video Ban: Sometimes We Make the Wrong Call, Vimeo: It Violates Our Terms
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Last friday, we reported that YouTube had banned a video from the group Mercy for Animals, which featured hidden camera footage of workers for the E6 Cattle company, mistreating calves. The video was indeed quite brutal and disturbing. Mercy for …