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  • #FailedTechBands Is Funnier Than Most Hashtags, Shows Genius Of Twitter Personalized Trends

    #FailedTechBands Is Funnier Than Most Hashtags, Shows Genius Of Twitter Personalized Trends

    “The Black IPs” lol. I follow nerds on Twitter, so rather than just the latest pop stars and sports games, I was delighted to see a nerdy hashtag in my Trending Topics. It’s thanks to Twitter’s new Tailored Trends that launched on Tuesday and shows you personalized trends based on who you follow. “Creedence ClearRecentHistory? Revival” brilliant. In just a… Read More

  • Why Is Gizmodo Paying People To Harass Zuckerberg?

    Why Is Gizmodo Paying People To Harass Zuckerberg?

    Gizmodo posted a “story” yesterday entitled “We’ll Pay You for Photos of Mark Zuckerberg.” Desperation aside, this is as crazy as it is stupid (And we’re not even sure it’s legal). See, Mark Zuckerberg is the CEO of a company. Sure, that company is all about sharing with friends, but when you have more than 14 million people subscribed to your page… Read More

  • The Only Logical Thing To Do With These Lenovo IdeaPad Ads Is Start A Caption Contest

    The Only Logical Thing To Do With These Lenovo IdeaPad Ads Is Start A Caption Contest

    Marketing never ceases to crack me up. Sometimes that’s a good thing, like when Samsung cracks a few fanboi jokes at Apple ahead of the Superbowl. It’s funny, and it delivers their message in a compelling, entertaining way. But there are some marketing efforts that are unintentionally hilarious — like when Samsung partnered with hot new clothing line Rag & Bone in… Read More

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    Twitter Makes Its Bird Logo More Optimistic As Its Business Model Takes Flight

    Twitter Makes Its Bird Logo More Optimistic As Its Business Model Takes Flight

    While it used to fly straight ahead, Twitter’s new bird logo has its beak held high, representing a company ready to take off, not just cruise on. Bloomberg’s sources close to Twitter said the company expects to generate $1 billion in sales in 2014, almost double eMarketer’s prediction, so it’s fitting that the Twitter bird is looking skyward and has a new… Read More

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    The Mysterious Words You Can’t Tweet

    The Mysterious Words You Can’t Tweet

    The legend goes something like this: as a child, Twitter co-founder Jack Dorsey’s father would relentlessly hound him to “Get better”, so Jack eventually banned the phrase from being tweeted. Go ahead and try it, the tweet won’t go through. But the legend? It’s a hoax. Here’s the real story… Read More

  • Zuckerberg Gets His Own Bizarre Animated News Video On IPO Day

    Zuckerberg Gets His Own Bizarre Animated News Video On IPO Day

    If only Facebook IPO day were a little less of a snoozefest than it is now. If only it had Zuckerberg impaling investors while riding a bull rampaging through a city. Or an elevator to space. Or Zuckerberg bouncing Ronald McDonald and the Hamburglar off a giant scale. But sadly, our surrealist dreams will never be realized. We will just have to settle for the ho-hum performance of… Read More

  • In Zlango’s World, Emoticons Are The Future (And The Future Revenue Model)

    In Zlango’s World, Emoticons Are The Future (And The Future Revenue Model)

    They say if you want to understand the future, you have to look at children. And if my 10-year-old cousin’s chat history is any indication, we will soon be communicating in emoji, Egyptian hieroglyphics or some other kind of pictographic language that renders the 2,000-year-old Roman alphabet obsolete. Sometimes she sends me full e-mails with dozens of lines of straight emoticons… Read More

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    Spotify Crop Circle Appears Near Stonehenge

    Spotify Crop Circle Appears Near Stonehenge

    Aliens are streaming our music! A crop circle bearing a striking resemblance to the Spotify logo has appeared in Wiltshire, England near Stonehenge. The Swedish startup denies having anything to do with the formation pressed into a canola seed field. Sirius XM satellite radio must feel a little jealous, as it’s been beaming music into space for years. Hopefully the extraterrestrials like… Read More

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    Things You Never Thought Would Happen: Wu-Tang’s Raekwon Makes “Google That” Rap Video

    Things You Never Thought Would Happen: Wu-Tang’s Raekwon Makes “Google That” Rap Video

    “She told me that she Googled my name up / Shootings, robberies and big coke came up”. These are lyrics from “Google That”, a vulgar, violent new rap song from NORE Styles P, and Wu-Tang Clan member Raekwon immortalizing the search engine. In it, the rappers brag about how their crimes and jail time are so famous you can find them on the Internet. Most tech… Read More

  • WTF Was That “Happy” Song At The End Of The Apple Earnings Call?

    WTF Was That “Happy” Song At The End Of The Apple Earnings Call?

    Earning calls are super fascinating when you think about it; For multiple hours a quarter we tune in with the thousands of other tech bloggers to dissect the financials of the public companies we spend our lives covering. Here at TC we’ve started calling covering these calls “putting our Rao face on,” inspired by our star senior editor Leena Rao, who is just amazing at… Read More

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    A Sign Of The Hiring-pocalypse

    A Sign Of The Hiring-pocalypse

    Oh San Francisco, has it really come to this? Are we now at the point where the disheveled men on street corners no longer ask for change, but rather developers? Apparently so. I walked out of the TechCrunch offices yesterday afternoon and passed this guy at the Caltrain station. He handed me a business card, cut out of cardboard with the URL fingg.com scrawled onto it in black Sharpie… Read More

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