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BP’s new logo

BP’s new logo

BP: The solution will not be televised

Update: BP's official Twitter account just posted word that yes, the spew-surveillance internet video feed will continue during Wednesday's attempt to stop the flow. Not this account, maintained by pranksters, but the legit one. Though it's not like the presence of a live video feed in and of itself will make things any better, stop the [...]

Zappos lost $1.6 million over-night due to pricing mistake… and honors prices

Zappos lost $1.6 million over-night due to pricing mistake… and honors prices

The deal is obviously dead now, but kudos to Zappos for honoring their mistake. Hey everyone – As many of you may know (and I’m sure a lot of you do not), 6pm.com is our sister site. 6pm.com is where brandaholics go for their guilt free daily fix of the brands they crave. Every day, the site highlights discounts on products ranging up to 70% [...]

Washington Drug Agents Seize Pot Legalization Petitions

Washington Drug Agents Seize Pot Legalization Petitions

Washington drug agents have illegally seized signed petitions for marijuana legalization, according to organizers of ballot initiative I-1068. Marijuana advocacy group Sensible Washington says it has learned that a dozen signed copies of  the marijuana legalization initiative for Washington State of which it is the sponsor, were seized last [...]

Breaking news: Hot pole-vaulter girl Allison Stokke is fat

Breaking news: Hot pole-vaulter girl Allison Stokke is fat

Before college: New photos (after the "freshman 15") below... (more…)

“The photograph has now been removed from the internet”

“The photograph has now been removed from the internet”

Emma Watson's spokesperson has branded an alleged naked photo of the Harry Potter star a fake - insisting the risque image has been technically doctored. The actress' legal team sprung into action after a photo allegedly featuring the 20 year old without clothes hit the web, immediately branding the nude snap a product of computer [...]

Leaked: The telcos secret plan to use fake “citizens groups” to kill Net Neutrality

Leaked: The telcos secret plan to use fake “citizens groups” to kill Net Neutrality

ThinkProgress has a leaked copy of a telcoms industry PowerPoint presentation laying out their plans to use astroturf to kill Network Neutrality. The industry is hiring the same turfers who work with the Tea Party movement to carry their message to the people. What the telcos want to do is reduce your access to websites and services unless [...]

Russian Navy releases pirates in an inflatable raft

Russian Navy releases pirates in an inflatable raft

They were released in an inflatable boat without navigational equipment. Within an hour, contact was lost with the boat's radio beacon, the defence source said. "It seems that they all died," the unnamed source was quoted as saying by Russia's Interfax news agency. Russia initially said the 10 pirates would be taken to Moscow to face [...]

Coupon Fraud Grows

Coupon Fraud Grows

On the Internet, shoppers can view an image of the coupon, then print it themselves. That has given some computer-savvy consumers the opportunity to create their own coupons resembling legitimate ones. Some of the new bogus coupons use design templates ripped from couponing Web sites, while others were concocted independently. The makers of [...]

BP: Bastard Profiteers and Brand Persuasion

BP: Bastard Profiteers and Brand Persuasion

An article in Foreign Policy magazine on how the catastrophic Gulf oil spill (which is still uncontained and now reaching the Louisiana shoreline) is an excellent opportunity the public to finally see through BP's decade-long greenwashing campaign... A decade ago, the company then known as British Petroleum launched a multimillion dollar [...]

Finally, a short but informative video explaining the Deepwater Horizon oil spill

This is what I don't get... Apparently there's a valve built into the line to cut off the flow of oil in situations like this, but it's like nobody has the equipment to turn off that valve. They're sending robots down there as if this were a dry run for a manned Mars landing, experimenting with different possible ways to turn off the valve. Don't [...]

Times Square Bomb Plot SUV Recently Sold On Craigslist (for Cash)

Times Square Bomb Plot SUV Recently Sold On Craigslist (for Cash)

Craigslist providing weapons of mass destruction to terrorists? Forget Iran and North Korea, we're taking down Craig Newmark next. Sources tell CBS News the last registered owner of the 1993 Nissan Pathfinder - found in Times Square Saturday night - told authorities he recently sold the vehicle to a "Middle Eastern" or "Hispanic" looking man for [...]

ICQ got sold to a Russian firm for $187 million

ICQ got sold to a Russian firm for $187 million

Moscow / New York – AOL Inc. and Digital Sky Technologies Limited (DST), the largest Internet company in the Russian-speaking and Eastern European markets, announced today that they have reached an agreement for DST to acquire ICQ – the leading instant messaging service in Russia and a number of other international markets – for $187.5 [...]

So the guy that videotaped Polish plane crash scene was stabbed to death

Zee Russians claim it was a "coincidence." LOL Author of the video seen by everyone by now has been stabbed near Kijow on 4.15 and transported in critical condition to the hospital in Kijow. On 4.16 three unidentified individuals unplugged him from life support system and stabbed him 3 more times. Andrij was pronounced dead that afternoon. [...]

Craigslist Projected To Earn $36 Million This Year From Adult Ads

Craigslist Projected To Earn $36 Million This Year From Adult Ads

Experts predict that popular classified site Craigslist will earn $36 million this year from adult services ads, three times the 2009 profit from adult ads.  Based out of an unassuming San Francisco storefront, the company's known for allowing users to find jobs, rent apartments, and write creepy letters to Whole Foods employees; it's also [...]

Arizona Clears Strict Immigration Bill

Arizona Clears Strict Immigration Bill

I cannot wait to see the ways that this (could be very helpful) law will be abused. ¡LA MIGRA! ¡LA MIGRA! Arizona lawmakers on Tuesday passed one of the toughest pieces of immigration-enforcement legislation in the country, which would make it a violation of state law to be in the U.S. without proper documentation. It would also grant police [...]

Man arrested at Large Hadron Collider claims he’s from the future

Man arrested at Large Hadron Collider claims he’s from the future

A would-be saboteur arrested today at the Large Hadron Collider in Switzerland made the bizarre claim that he was from the future. Eloi Cole, a strangely dressed young man, said that he had travelled back in time to prevent the LHC from destroying the world. The LHC successfully collided particles at record force earlier this week, a milestone [...]

Amazon to Produce YouTube Clips of Your Shipments?

Amazon to Produce YouTube Clips of Your Shipments?

How strange would this be? Amazon emails you a link to a video that allows you to watch a person packing your product. Well, it just might happen. In a newly unearthed patent application, Amazon describes a process that involves recording the shipment of your product, in both stills and video, for buyers to view online. At first, it sounds [...]

Photoshop CS5 Content-Aware Fill Sneak Peek

I hope this is not an April Fools Day joke, in advance?

Netflix Cancels $1 Million Contest, Settles Privacy Lawsuit

Netflix Cancels $1 Million Contest, Settles Privacy Lawsuit

As part of a settlement in a privacy lawsuit filed against Netflix late last year, the video delivery service has called off their $1 million Next Big Thing contest that started the whole problem in the first place. You might recall that last August Netflix launched their second go-around of their Next Big Thing contest, in which they [...]

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