All Posts Tagged Tag: ‘Sites’

Gigaom Shuts Down, “Unable to Pay Its Creditors”

Prominent tech blog Gigaom is shutting down, after it revealed it “recently became unable to pay its creditors”. Here’s what Gigaom management had to say Monday evening: Gigaom recently became unable to pay its creditors in full at this time. As a result, the company is working with its creditors that have rights to all of the company’s assets as …

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Digg Adds Dedicated Video Section to Meet ‘Growing Demand’

You could say that cats and porn make the internet go round – and you’d be right. But I’d counter that cat videos and porn videos are really what powers the internet. That and people hurting themselves (on video). And really great covers of obscure songs (on video). And local newscasters making fools of themselves (on video). Basically, video is …

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Fox News Was Hacked, Maybe, For a Second [UPDATED]

UPDATE: Fox News has acknowledged the issue on Twitter. It’s an internal production problem, apparently: As you may have seen, http://t.co/m6O9czWONs is having issues. It's an internal production problem and will be fixed soon. #FoxNews — Fox News (@FoxNews) November 5, 2013 ORIGNAL ARTICLE: WEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEE! For a couple of minutes on Tuesday afternoon, FoxNews.com looked just plain silly. Stuff, yo. …

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The White House Is Ignoring a Bunch of Petitions, and This Site Tracks Them

There’s a new single-serving site that lets you know which We The People online petitions the White House is ignoring. Since the We The People site launched back in 2011, it has seen 232 petitions meet their signature threshold (5,000 at first, increased to 25,000 and then 100,000 as the site gained popularity). In that time, the White House has …

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Brutally Depressing Single-Purpose Site Will Probably Make You Want to Go Visit Mom

Right now, there’s a new single-purpose site that may just ruin your day. It’s called See Your Folks, and it’s a brutal way to get across a point about life’s fleeting nature. The application uses only four simple questions to calculate one of the saddest numbers you’ll see for quite some time. By asking where your parents live, how many …

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Facebook Unveils Recommendations Bar For Sites, Says It’ll Drive 3x the Traffic

Today, Facebook is launching a new social plug-in that they say will significantly drive up clicks on other articles in your network. It’s called the Recommendations Bar, and it mimics some fo the recommended articles pop-ups that sites have employed on their own – except this one, of course, is heavily integrated with Facebook. If you install the Recommendations Bar …

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