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Reddit Raises New $50 Million Round Of Funding

Reddit said on Tuesday that it has closed a new $50 million round of outside funding led by Y Combinator President Sam Altman with participation from Sequoia Capital’s Alfred Lin and Andreessen Horowitz’s Marc Andreessen. Other investors mentioned further down in the announcement include Peter Thiel, Ron Conway, Paul Buchheit, Jared Leto, Jessica Livingston, Kevin and Julia Hartz, Mariam Naficy, …

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Vagina Cookies Lead to Feminist Flame-Up in Second Grade Class (New Updates)

One of the more fun subreddits to peruse on the popular site Reddit is know by the initials TIFU, which stands for “Today I F*cked Up”. In the category, posters tell stories of major faux pas or unwise moves they or others made that day. You will see things like “TIFU by Showing My Testicle to a Lot of People” …

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“The Fappening” Reddit Might Have Ruined The Internet

What is “The Fappening”? The brilliant name given to the current celebrity nude leak scandal as coined by a group of basement dwellers, men who’ve pretty much admitted to the world that the closest they’ll get to sexual fulfillment is getting off on the humiliation and shaming of famous women. Congratulations. The subreddit named for the gross invasion of privacy …

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Reddit Launches iPhone App Just For AMAs

Reddit announced the launch of the reddit AMA (as me anything) app for iOS – an app built specifically for the popular Q&As that frequently take place on the site. AMAs have been around for about eight years, and have only grown in popularity in that time. These days, celebrities and interesting people engage in them all the time, and …

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Reddit Is Fighting Trolls by Ripping off Their Badges of Honor

Who’s up for a little taxonomy? Let’s take a quick look at what ‘karma’ means to different subsets of redditors. The first distinction is obviously whether or not said user cares about karma (reddit points) at all. Some couldn’t give less of a shit. To them, reddit is about browsing and finding interesting things – it has nothing to do …

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Commence Your ‘Steve Jobs Is Alive’ Theories

You can add Apple co-founder Steve Jobs to the list of dead people that could possibly be alive because they’ve been spotted but are also totally not alive (except in the hearts of fans, of course). Like Biggie, Tupac, Elvis, and Wilford Brimley, Jobs, reportedly deceased since 2011, has been sighted in a foreign country. A redditor posted this selfie …

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Ebola Virus Expert Answers Questions on Reddit

Richard Preston is the author of the non-fiction book “The Hot Zone”, which discusses the origins of several deadly viral diseases in Africa. He is an expert on viruses such as Ebola. His book offered a vision of these viruses that was so terrifying that Stephen King once said the first chapter of the book was “one of the most …

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Marijuana Legalization AMA: NY Times in the Hotseat

Andrew Rosenthal, the editorial page editor of The New York Times, along with David Firestone and Juliet Lapidos, who contributed to a series of New York Times editorials calling on the federal government to lift the ban on marijuana, conducted a Reddit AMA (Ask Me Anything) today. Though they briefly fielded a handful of other topics, they were there specifically …

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Star Trek: William Shatner Is Cooler Than You

William Shatner has the life. He’s had one of those roles that was not only famous for the usual pop culture reasons, but it endeared him to a generation or two as an icon. Shatner’s voice is not just associated with Star Trek, it’s associated with space travel in general. As such, he was recently honored by NASA with a …

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Jennette McCurdy: Role Model Rant A Sign Of Trouble?

Jennette McCurdy has grown up in the public eye since she began her stint on the popular Nickelodeon show iCarly in 2007. Maybe it’s the stress of public life. Maybe it’s the recent scandal surrounding some leaked photos of her in her unmentionables. Perhaps it was the cancellation of the show Jennette McCurdy co-starred in with Arianna Grande, Sam & …

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Jennette McCurdy Admits She Is No Role Model

Jennette McCurdy has finally opened up about the cancellation of Sam and Cat, and insists that she is no role model and has never tried to be one. Rumors that Nickelodeon’s hit show was destined to be cancelled have been surfacing for months now. However, the network just confirmed that the show was cancelled last week after only one season. …

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Jennette McCurdy On Reddit: “I Am Not A Role Model”

Jennette McCurdy doesn’t want to be a role model. At all. Not even a little bit. She has been through a lot in the last few months since the show that she shared with Ariana Grande, Sam & Cat, was cancelled. There is also the possibility that the cancellation was due to some semi-scandalous leaked photos of her and perhaps …

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