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Gluten Free? Single? There’s a New Dating Site For You

As far as online dating sites go, you can tackle it one of two ways. Either you can submit to a giant network that uses algorithms to match you with other singles based on a bunch of key personality traits – or you can cut to the chase and go specific. Only want to date Christians? Cool, there’s ChristianMingle. Only …

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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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Google May Face Full Pakistan Block Over “Blasphemous” Materials

Pakistan’s new IT and telecommunications minister has a problem. She wants to end to longstanding ban on Google’s YouTube, but she also needs assurances that Google will work to block “blasphemous and objectionable” materials from the world’s most popular video sharing site. And in order to ensure that happens, the new minister is making a sort of blanket threat against …

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Roger Ebert’s Site Gets a Major Redesign, Will Continue to Feature Reviews from Contributors

If you’re like me, RogerEbert.com was a frequent stop on your internet browsing schedule. Every Friday morning (or Thursday night, occasionally), I would visit Ebert’s site to find out what he had to say about all the newly released films of the week. I, like many others, was greatly influenced by not only Ebert’s film reviews, but by his blogging …

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RSS.com Is Now for Sale with a $200K Asking Price

If you’re the owner of RSS.com, there’s probably no better time than now to try and sell it. On the heels of Google’s decision to kill their popular Google Reader RSS feed product and the outrage spawned by that decision, Ron Sheridan is trying to sell RSS.com. The asking price? $200,000. He initially acquired the doman for $125,000. The sale …

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Netflix Launches New ISP Speed Index Site

Today, Netflix unveiled their new ISP Speed Index website, which lets users browse the average performance of multiple ISPs across many of the countries in which Netflix in available. You can compare the ISP performance lists at ispspeedindex.netflix.com. As of now, Google Fiber is the clear winner with an average speed of 3.35Mbps. Second to Google Fiber is Sweden’s Ownit, …

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YouTube Co-Founder Cooking Up New Video Site

YouTube, the leader in online video, is not without its fair share of serious competition coming from the likes of Vimeo, Hulu, and more. Now, it appears that its latest rival may come from someone who was once very close to the service. In fact, the challenge may come from one of its co-founders. Speaking over the weekend at a …

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Guy Builds Web Resume That Looks Like Amazon Product Page

Well, this guy sure has an interesting resume – or CV or whatever you want to call it. Upon first glance, you probably wouldn’t even notice that this Amazon product page is actually a a giant advertisement for Philippe Dubost, and web product manager. Yet it is. Dubost has refashioned his website, phildub.com, to closely resemble an page on Amazon.com …

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BuzzFeed Lands $19.3 Million in Funding, Passes 40 Million Uniques in December

Viral trendsetters BuzzFeed have just announced a significant cash injection – $19.3 million led by NEA. Previous investors RRE, Hearst, SoftBank, and Lerer Ventures also participated – as did Michael and Kass Lazerow, Buddy Media co-founders. “We have the senior management, board, and investors we need to build the next great media company: socially native, tech enabled, with massive scale. …

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Answer Random People’s Twitter Questions with “You Asked It” Tool

When my anti-Twitter friend finally joined the service, I expected that it would only take a few days for him to see why we love it. But after a week, he’d already deleted his account, saying it simply wasn’t for him. So I inquired further, and asked him if he’d been tweeting. Nah, not really, he said. Well, what about …

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Reddit Down for Some Users, Blames “Network-Related Issue”

UPDATE: It appears that a problem with Amazon Web Services EC2 in Northern Virginia. You can check out AWS’ Service Health Dashboard here. Those of you looking to browse reddit right now may be out of luck. That’s because the site is down, and has been for at least a couple of hours. According to Reddit Status on Twitter, the …

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Breaking Bad Fans “Save Walter White” to the Tune of $125,000

Although Walter White is probably beyond saving at this point, a site set up in his honor is pulling in real donations for real cancer patients. Remember back to season two of AMC’s hit show (and best show on television) Breaking Bad. Got it? Okay, then you’ll probably recall when Walt Jr. set up a horribly designed website to pull …

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