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This Infographic Will Help You Plan Your Social Strategy This Infographic Will Help You Plan Your Social Strategy

There’s certainly no shortage of social media infographics, but this might be helpful to businesses still trying to figure out which platforms they should be using for one. It comes from Merchant Money, and breaks down the user bases of …

Google Acquires Directr For YouTube Ads Google Acquires Directr For YouTube Ads

Google announced that it has acquired Directr, which will join its YouTube ads team. The company revealed the acquisition on its YouTube Creators Google+ account, after Directr announced it on its own site. The acquisition even got its own video: …

PETA Offering Reward for Squirrel Kicker Identity

In a video that went viral online, an unnamed Frenchman was shown kicking a squirrel into the Grand Canyon in Arizona. Now the UK branch of People for the Ethical Treatment of Animals (PETA) is offering a $17,000 reward for …

Sarah Palin’s New Online Network Is More of the Same

Erstwhile Alaska Governor Sarah Palin is launching a new subscription-based online network. That is one of those sentences that sounds lot more impressive than it really is. Kind of like saying, “Our company is utilizing the information superhighway to maximize …

North Korea Launches Ballistic Missile Into Sea

On the day before the 61st anniversary of the Korean War armistice, North Korea launched a short-range ballistic missile into the sea off its east coast. The missile was fired from the country’s southwest Hwanghae province on Saturday evening, and …

Earth Facing Sixth Mass Extinction

The Earth may be on the brink of a sixth mass extinction, due to human activity, according to the academic journal Science. The Earth’s most recent mass extinction event occurred roughly 65 million years ago, when an asteroid wiped out …

Good News For Your Facebook Traffic Good News For Your Facebook Traffic

Changes to the Facebook News Feed made over recent months may have angered some brands and publishers. Such changes may have even pushed some to abandon their Facebook strategies in favor of competing social platforms like Twitter or Google+, but …

Kim Jong-Un Furious Over Viral Dance Video

North Korea’s Great Successor Kim Jong-un is said to be very displeased over a parody video, which features the Supreme Leader dancing his way through absurd situations to a Chinese pop song. According to South Korean newspaper The Chosunilbo, North …

North Dakota Oil Fire Extinguished

A large fire that broke out at an oil supply and logistics company in Williston, North Dakota has been extinguished. The blaze, which ignited in an oil patch hub in the western part of the state, grew so hot that …

Plague Found in China, City of Yumen Sealed Off

Chinese state media reported Tuesday that the city of Yumen has been sealed off since last week, after a 38-year-old man died of bubonic plague. Yumen, which has a population of roughly 30,000, is situated in the northwestern province of …

World’s Largest Flying Aquatic Insect Found in China

The world’s largest flying aquatic insect has been identified in China’s Sichuan province, according to entomologists in the region. The Insect Museum of West China said that villagers from Chengdu presented what they called “weird insects that resemble giant dragonflies …

‘Sons of Anarchy’ Creator Talks Casting Manson, Love

Sons of Anarchy creator Kurt Sutter discussed the casting of rock stars Marilyn Manson and Courtney Love for the seventh season of the hit FX motorcycle gang drama at the Television Critics Association Summer Tour in Beverly Hills. Sutter commented, …

Fruit Sold at Costco and Trader Joe’s Recalled

Wawona Packing Company, based in the Central Valley of California, has voluntarily recalled white and yellow peaches, white and yellow nectarines and various plum varieties. The whole fruits were packed between June 1 and July 12, and distributed to Trader …

Tim Tebow Staying in Shape for NFL

With NFL training camps commencing this week, former Broncos and Jets quarterback Tim Tebow is staying in shape and waiting for a call. Tebow has been training at the Performance Enhancement Professionals facility in Scottsdale, Arizona, and also in Los …

Nikki Reed and Ian Somerhalder Dating

Twilight franchise actress Nikki Reed is reported to be unironically dating The Vampire Diaries star Ian Somerhalder, according to US Magazine. The two were spotted jogging together in Los Angeles on Saturday, and then again at the Studio City Farmer’s …

Rare Blue-Colored Red King Crab Caught in Alaska

An exceedingly rare blue-colored red king crab was caught in Norton Sound, Alaska on the fourth of July, and ended up making its rounds as a sort of tourist attraction. Commercial crabber Frank McFarland discovered the unique crab in one …

Philip Seymour Hoffman Leaves Children Out of Will

Court documents obtained Monday revealed that late actor Phillip Seymour Hoffman opted to leave his three children out of his will, as he “did not want his children to be considered ‘trust fund’ kids,” according to the Oscar winner’s accountant. …

‘Star Wars: Episode VII’ Plot Details Leaked

A treatment for the opening scenes of Star Wars: Episode VII has apparently leaked, along with plot details involving confirmed cast members John Boyega and Daisy Ridley. Be warned of a potential spoiler alert, though it might be advisable to …

Angelina Jolie to Direct Herself and Pitt in Film

Angelina Jolie will star in By the Sea with fiancé Brad Pitt, a film which the actress wrote and will direct. The last time the couple appeared together onscreen was in 2005′s Mr. & Mrs. Smith, where the two met …

James Garner Passes Away in Los Angeles at 86

Actor James Garner passed away at his Brentwood area home in Los Angeles Saturday, according to the Los Angeles Police Department. He was 86. LAPD officer Alonzo Iniquez said Garner was found dead of natural causes, after police responded to …

Burt Reynolds Ordered to Pay Ex Loni Anderson $154K

A judge has ordered actor Burt Reynolds to pay ex-wife Loni Anderson $154,520.98, which he owed after the couple divorced in 1993, after five years of marriage. Reynolds, 78, had initially agreed to pay Anderson $234,794.13, 21 years ago, but …