Squarespace Goes After GoDaddy with Squarespace Domains

Squarespace just announced the launch of Squarespace Domains enabling customers to start their website building process by buying a domain directly from Squarespace. In case you think the “goes after GoDaddy” headline is too dramatic, the company is being pretty…

Do Short and Sweet Facebook Posts Drive More Traffic?

Like you, NPR sure would like more of its Facebook followers to click through to its site. And like you, NPR is looking for a way to optimize its Facebook traffic. Let’s face it – getting Facebook users to click…

4chan Finds New Ownership – The Guy That Inspired The Site

The man who inspired Chris Poole to create 4chan now owns 4chan. Poole, who stepped down in January, has announced that he sold the site to Hiroyuki Nishimura, founder of Japanese message board site 2channel. And according to Poole, the…

Ashley Madison Head Noel Biderman Has Resigned

Noel Biderman, the CEO of Ashley Madison parent company Avid Life Media, is resigning. According to a statement from Avid Life Media, senior management will captain the company until a new CEO can be appointed. “This change is in the…

Russia Threatens to Block Reddit over Drug Post

Russia, which has a history of threatening to block access to certain sites over seemingly ridiculous reasons, is now considering a ban on reddit. The news comes from Roskomnadzor, Russia’s Federal Service for Supervision of Communications, Information Technology and Mass…

Netflix Web Redesign Coming Soon

Netflix’s web interface is a ghastly abomination, an affront to the service itself – which we all know is truly delightful in most every way. Netflix’s web interface has been terrible for years. Hopefully, that’s about to change. Netflix is…

Reddit Unveils New Anti-Harassment Policy, But What Does It Actually Do?

Reddit, a site that’s basically run by volunteer moderators with minimal tinkering from the higher-ups, says it’s going to get more serious about dealing with harassment. “We have been looking closely at the conversations on reddit and at personal safety.…

Hillary Clinton Is Getting Domain Trolled Too

Head on over to HillaryClinton.net. Oops – that’s not Hillary. The frontrunning Democratic candidate for President is the latest to fall victim to some domain trolling. Hillary Clinton has HillaryClinton.com on lockdown, but her name dot net redirects to GOP…

Ashley Madison Taps “Laissez Faire” Europe for IPO

If you’re a married person looking to have an affair, the number one internet destination is AshleyMadison.com. The Toronto-based company is looking to go public, but its hopping across the pond to do so. Avid Life Media, parent company to…

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.…

Most of Your Traffic Is Human, Says comScore

Good news, everyone! Unless you’re one of the unlucky few publishers on the wrong end of the spectrum, chances are good that the vast majority of your traffic is living, breathing humans. Among the top 85% of publishers comScore looked…

The Onion Might Be Up For Sale, Too

Popular comedy sites are putting themselves on the market left and right. Well, really just two – but they’re two important properties. Fresh off the news that Will Ferrell’s Funny or Die has hired a financial advisor to evaluate their…

Ebola.com Sold for Over $200K to Russian Weed Company

Ebola.com, a domain which, at this point, can only boast a few Ebola-related articles and a couple of ads, was just sold for over $200,000 in cash and stock. Just last week, a man named Jon Schultz announced that he…

Sarah Palin Forgets to Cover All Her Domain Bases

Earlier this week, Vice Presidential runner-up and Facebook celebrity Sarah Palin launched the Sarah Palin Channel, an online television channel that will “go beyond the sound bites and the media’s politically correct filter to get to the truth,” according to…

Vine Is Now a True Video Discovery Website

Today, with the launch of their new vine.co web experience, the Twitter-owned six-second video app has finally become a fully realized video-sharing website. Vine launched its web presence back in January, but it was stripped down and in no way…

‘F*ck You Congress’ Is the Single-Purpose Site We All Need Right Now

As the gears continue to sit, idle, at our nation’s capital – you probably feel powerless. And right now, you are. There’s a log jam in Washington and there’s pretty much nothing you can do about it. Wait, this just…

USA! USA! We’re Number One…in Porn! (We Did It, You Guys)

Hello fellow Americans. Recently losing our obesity crown to Mexico has probably got you feeling a bit down, and I understand that. Chanting “We’re Number two, we’re number two” doesn’t really have the same ring to it. We’re still number…

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…

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…

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…