Today in uncool corporate news, we have the case of humorless fashion retailer Forever 21, a store that has, for the record, been sued various times for copyright infringement. Despite being rather public Christians (their bags have "John 3:16" written at the bottom), they seem to be not part ... More >>
The Twitter account @alemarahweb has dispatched over 700 messages in 140 characters or less to just over 100 followers, always following the same format: a short message in Arabic with a link to a news story, usually on the website of the Islamic Emirate of Afghanistan. The Guardian reports t ... More >>
Yesterday the Internet lit up for a bit with news of a new track from the draggy, divisive outfit Salem. "Nite Daze," according to the email blasting it around the Internet, was "all about the drag environment of being incredibly tired, in a dream-state, wasted or on something, and forcing ... More >>
Myspace, the long-floundering social networking site acquired by Rupert Murdoch's News Corporation for $580 million in 2005, has been planning a mid-2011 sale for some time, though interest has been decidedly low. Last year alone, ad spending dropped 37%, while they lost 15% of total users, a ... More >>
In a race to the internet 'presses,' both New York's Daily Intel and the New York Times came out Friday evening with profiles of the mysterious, hilarious website ChristWire.org, which convincingly and extensively parodies conservative craziness with Onion-like ferocity. The site's greatest s ... More >>
Get schooled.Do you have $200 and a desire to spent it on something you can get for free? Then the brand, spanking new Top Chef University may be for you. The eternally plotting masterminds behind the show have rubbed their sweaty little hands together and come up with an online cooking schoo ... More >>
For many years, there's been a feeling that SportsBusiness Journal is a publication only for insiders. Well, the web has changed the definition of "insiders," expanding it to heretofore unthought of numbers, and I can't think of any sportswriter, editor or fan who doesn't need to see and absorb B ... More >>
Our politicians haven't been achieving much legislatively, but they're very busy with web development. The New York state senate has unleashed a new website devoted, they say, to "the best communication though all our social networks of any state legislature in the country." What this means is pro ... More >>
Philip Markoff, a second-year man at Boston University, is accused of murdering masseuse Julissa Brisman of New York in a Boston hotel, and of robbing at least two other in-calls. There is something dramatically satisfying about the apprehension of a clean-cut Nordic pre-med student from Sherrill, N ... More >>
Megan McAllister, fiancee of alleged Craigslist killer Philip Markoff, maintains her intended's innocence as a "beautiful person" who "could not hurt a fly" in an email to Good Morning America. Police are leaking that Markoff was trying to pay off his gambling debts with the robberies.
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You can find videos of water skiing squirrels on the Internet easily. But it's much harder to find out whether your children's school buses and classrooms are safe, or if your neighborhood gas stations are overcharging.
Today the Society of Newspaper Editors published the results of a survey on ho ... More >>
I'm sure all you professional alkies know this already, but myopenbar.com is an immensely popular website that alerts you like a fire alarm to whatever complimentary cocktails are available out there for your enjoyment and self-destruction. It's an invaluable guide to the dives where ... More >>