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  • The Social Network 2 – If Zuckerberg Deleted Facebook Parody Trailer

    The Social Network 2 – If Zuckerberg Deleted Facebook Parody Trailer

    Would our society come crumbling down if Facebook suddenly disappeared? A hilarious new parody film trailer explores a ghastly future where “Zuckerberg deleted Facebook. And then he killed himself. Forever.” Click through to watch the panic ensue. Read More

  • Nokia Siemens Networks To Cut 17,000 Jobs, Writes Worst Press Release Headline Ever

    Nokia Siemens Networks To Cut 17,000 Jobs, Writes Worst Press Release Headline Ever

    Nokia Siemens Networks would like you to know that it “puts mobile broadband and services at the heart of its strategy”, and to demonstrate this they plan to fire roughly 17,000 people worldwide before the end of 2013 as part of ‘an extensive global restructuring program’. Read More

  • Troll The Troll

    Troll The Troll

    Never troll a troll, say men and women much wiser than moi. To them, I say no, in this case it’s perfectly fine to troll the troll. From the funny dude who brought you the Mark by Mark Zuckerberg collection, now comes a website where you can, basically, send him $9 via PayPal. Read More

  • Tired Of Facebook? Try Facedrink Energy Shot Before Zuck Sues

    Tired Of Facebook? Try Facedrink Energy Shot Before Zuck Sues

    “It gives you social energy. It gives you taste of friendship.” It’s Facedrink! And you better go buy some because it will be sued out of existence any minute now. Following in the footsteps of the unofficial Mark Zuckerberg action figure, some dude named Barry Moustapha (ROFLCOPTER) has created a lawyer-magnet energy drink. It’s themed with Facebook colors and… Read More

  • When Social Ads Backfire

    When Social Ads Backfire

    The goal of social advertising is to amplify positive word-of-mouth. Ads show that your friend mentioned a company, checked in to a business, or that thousands have +1’d an ad, and you’re more likely to believe the brand’s message and become a customer. But when brands pay to distribute user-generated content, there’s a chance for an epic fail of promoting negative… Read More

  • Thanks To The 7 Deadly Websites, We’re All Sinners

    Thanks To The 7 Deadly Websites, We’re All Sinners

    Sins used to require effort. In biblical times, even sloth meant having to sit around using your imagination. Now, a 1-inch hand gesture is all that separates human kind from the bookmarked sin of choice. The faintest desire for a fix of narcissism sees us pawing through Facebook and Twitter for Likes and retweets. If the task at hand seems daunting, we can hastily retreat to Netflix where… Read More

  • Flirty Turkish Users Propel Social Network Interconnections

    Flirty Turkish Users Propel Social Network Interconnections

    Turkey has been named the most social and most flirtatious country in the world by a new study by social network Tagged. Turks, and specifically Turkish men, sent the most friend requests as well as the most “winks” — a flirty communication method on Tagged similar to the Facebook Poke. The most flirty women on the service were from the U.K. and U.S. Turkish users… Read More

  • Swag Of The Month Raises $100K to Subscribe Men to Indie Fashion

    Swag Of The Month Raises $100K to Subscribe Men to Indie Fashion

    Swag. Short for “Swagger”, is what rappers and the youth of today call style. And now you can get it delivered to your door. Swag Of The Month is a new $9 subscription service that lets men receive t-shirts and other clothing items that match their preferences from independent fashion designers. Today it raised a $100,000 Angel round from Quattro Development to legitimize the… Read More

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    Thomson Reuters Names ‘Top 100 Global Innovators’ – Now Guess Who’s Missing

    Thomson Reuters Names ‘Top 100 Global Innovators’ – Now Guess Who’s Missing

    Thomson Reuters this morning announced that it has identified “the world’s 100 most innovative organizations today” through a proprietary program. I wouldn’t normally give such a list much attention, but when I was glancing at the top 100 list, I recognized many of the usual suspects on there, such as Apple, Intel, HP, Microsoft, Qualcomm, Sony, Xerox and… Read More

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    WhereIsTheCool.com: A Lazier Pinterest for Men

    WhereIsTheCool.com: A Lazier Pinterest for Men

    With its pink and white color scheme and emphasis on self expression, Pinterest has found a rapidly growing audience of women, and investors are lining up. But guys might not find content for them on Pinterest’s home page. Hell, even its Cars & Motorcycles channel is filled with hot pink Hummer limos. Enter WhereIsTheCool.com, a black and red site of photos showing off the lifestyle… Read More

  • Troll Sues Groupon, Yelp Over Mobile Commerce Patent

    Troll Sues Groupon, Yelp Over Mobile Commerce Patent

    Yelp and Groupon are both being sued by a company called Mobile Commerce Framework, an obscure patent troll that earlier filed a similar patent infringement suit against Foursquare. On April 6, 2010, Mobile Commerce Framework (MCF) was issued US Patent No. 7,693,752 by the USPTO, for reasons unknown to mankind. In summary, this patent describes: (After the jump) Read More

  • Google TV Scores An ‘Adult Video’ Channel, Courtesy Of Vivid

    Google TV Scores An ‘Adult Video’ Channel, Courtesy Of Vivid

    Never mind the Internet – the TV was invented for pr0n. And now Google TV users can get their fictional passion fix, too, thanks to adult film studio Vivid Entertainment. The latter, always aiming to please, is today giving birth to a dedicated Google TV app (NSFW) – or channel if you will. According to Vivid, it will be the first app “designed to make sexually explicit… Read More

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    The Past, Present And Future Of Connectivity: A Must-See Mini Film

    The Past, Present And Future Of Connectivity: A Must-See Mini Film

    Just landed in our inbox: a link to this excellent documentary on connectivity, sponsored by Ericsson and entitled ‘On The Brink’. Picked up earlier by GigaOm, the 21-minute documentary features folks like David Weinberger, Caterina Fake, Ola Ahlvarsson, SoundCloud co-founder Erik Wahlforss and Wired’s David Rowan, among others. Read More

  • More Mind-Blowing Real-World Kinect Interaction From Microsoft Research

    More Mind-Blowing Real-World Kinect Interaction From Microsoft Research

    Have you had your share of augmented reality this month? Between CMU’s OmniTouch, Microsoft’s HoloDesk, and Metaio’s updated AR app, you could be forgiven. But trust me, you’ll want to watch this video of Microsoft Research prototypes using pico projectors and Kinect cameras. The ability to quickly build and track a 3D model of the environment (as we and Bill Gates… Read More

  • How Klout Got Klout.com

    How Klout Got Klout.com

    While everyone is making up their minds about whether Klout is an utterly meaningless service or the divine “standard for influence” the world has been clamoring for, I had an interesting chat with Klout co-founder and CEO Joe Fernandez the other day at the F.ounders conference in Dublin, Ireland. When I informed him that, if anything, I think that the name of the company was… Read More

  • Charted: Android Fragmentation

    Charted: Android Fragmentation

    Michael DeGusta has done an amazing job charting the fragmentation of Android by visualizing the history of operating system updates on Android smartphones for sale in the United States. Read More

  • IPOH!: Groupon Becomes Its Own Hot, Discounted Deal

    IPOH!: Groupon Becomes Its Own Hot, Discounted Deal

    With the Groupon roadshow underway and the countdown to its IPO expected to culminate on November 4th, the long-anticipated arrival of the daily deals giant on the public markets is almost at hand. But the journey hasn’t been without its fair share of hiccups. While the company currently owns a 54 percent share of the daily deals market and there were some bright spots in its third… Read More

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    Timelines: Why We’re Suing Facebook (And Please Join Our Facebook Page)

    Timelines: Why We’re Suing Facebook (And Please Join Our Facebook Page)

    You may remember that we recently broke a story about a small company called Timelines Inc, which filed a trademark infringement lawsuit against Facebook. According to the lawsuit documents, Timelines claims that Facebook’s recently announced Timeline feature could “quite possibly eliminate” its entire business. The lawsuit is still ongoing – although the U.S. Read More

  • Dropbox Said No To A “Nine-Digit” Acquisition Offer From Apple, Steve Jobs

    Dropbox Said No To A “Nine-Digit” Acquisition Offer From Apple, Steve Jobs

    As we were reporting the news about Dropbox’s $250 million funding round, Forbes went live with a fascinating story, detailing how co-founders Arash Ferdowsi and Drew Houston turned down a “nine-digit” acquisition offer from Apple back in late 2009 when the company was only two years old. The late Steve Jobs, Apple’s iconic co-founder and former CEO, reportedly led… Read More

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    Canadian Rock Band Wants To Cash In On TeaParty.com Sale

    Canadian Rock Band Wants To Cash In On TeaParty.com Sale

    Domain name marketplace Sedo this morning announced that Canadian rock band The Tea Party has decided to sell their domain name, TeaParty.com, exclusively at Sedo.com. With the 2012 election season approaching, the band – which actually broke up years ago – probably figured selling the domain name just might be very lucrative. Says Stuart Chatwood, bass player of The Tea Party… Read More