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  • VKontakte’s Pavel Durov Explains Bizarre Money-Throwing Incident

    VKontakte’s Pavel Durov Explains Bizarre Money-Throwing Incident

    It was a seemingly tasteless stunt that caught headlines around the globe for Pavel Durov, the founder of Russia’s biggest social network, VKontakte. Cameras caught him throwing paper planes made out of 5,000 Russian ruble notes (worth about $157 each in U.S. dollars) from his office windows high above St. Petersburg streets last year. Eventually, a fight broke out as he and another… Read More

  • Facebook Experiences Partial Outage On Desktop And Mobile

    Facebook Experiences Partial Outage On Desktop And Mobile

    If you were hoping to share your feelings about life with the world this Monday morning, you’re out of luck. (Unless you prefer to do so with Twitter.) Facebook appears to be partially down at the moment, with users unable to post status updates, photos, or like things. However, you can still browse (stalk) the site easily without much trouble. Read More

  • NSA’s Targeting Prowess Doesn’t Extend To Ads

    NSA’s Targeting Prowess Doesn’t Extend To Ads

    If the NSA only invited TechCrunch to its birthday party, it’d have to eat its cake alone. While we aren’t big fans of the NSA, it appears to fancy our readers, as it consistently advertises on our site. This makes me slightly uncomfortable, as I have spent a good portion of my time these past few months excoriating and blasting the NSA for what I view as unconstitutional abrogation… Read More

  • Elite Daily, Content Farm Or Groundbreaking Site For Upwardly Mobile Youngsters? You Decide

    Elite Daily, Content Farm Or Groundbreaking Site For Upwardly Mobile Youngsters? You Decide

    Just what is Elite Daily? The site portrays itself as “the voice of Gen Y” but it also comes across as a content farm, or even “an astounding troll-hole.” It claimed to have grown to 8.5 million pageviews a month on the back of articles like:
    You Don’t Need To Be A Millionaire In Order To Feel Like One; or, Why You Should (Or Shouldn’t) F*ck Your Friend… Read More

  • Twenty People Injured At LG G2 Promotional Event

    Twenty People Injured At LG G2 Promotional Event

    LG held a promotional event in Seoul, South Korea where 20 people were injured in a race to grab balloons containing free certificates for the company’s latest smartphone, the G2. According to the Korea Times, LG is covering medical costs of those injured during the event. Read More

  • A Year Of Spam: The Twoo Experience

    A Year Of Spam: The Twoo Experience

    Twoo, “the fastest growing place to meet new people,” has been spamming people for over a year. Users have been complaining that they get unsolicited mail from the app, that the app emails all of their contacts without their understanding, and that it’s unclear how to delete their accounts. Read More

  • URGENT FOR ALEXIA AND ELDON …

    URGENT FOR ALEXIA AND ELDON …

    This is the worst email our tips line received today. I look forward to having a drink with this dude. Read More

  • American Intern

    American Intern

    I live in the Milano building in Crescent Village in North San Jose. Since I moved in last month, I have had loud parties, late-night hot-tubbing sessions, and generally involved myself in other, nefarious, un-neighborly behavior. I’ve even jaywalked. Read More

  • YouTube Announces That It Has Been An 8-Year Contest, Will Shut Down On April 1 To Determine The Winner

    YouTube Announces That It Has Been An 8-Year Contest, Will Shut Down On April 1 To Determine The Winner

    Bad news, guys. YouTube is shutting down. The platform launched eight years ago, and some of us have gotten so distracted by YouTube videos that we’ve forgotten that the whole thing is actually a competition. Or, YouTube never actually mentioned that it is a competition. Either way, that competition, called YouTube, is coming to a close. Read More

  • Focusing On The Google Reader Shutdown

    Focusing On The Google Reader Shutdown

    Last week Google announced the shutdown of Google Reader as part of its company wide bid to “focus” on “fewer products.” “We know Reader has a devoted following who will be very sad to see it go,” wrote the company in a blog post. comScore estimates that as many as 665,000 different people used the mobile app in recent months, according to the Financial Times. Read More