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.…