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How I got People to name Charles Manson's fiancée sexiest woman alive

I trolled People Magazine's Twitter marketing campaign and it worked.

Swedes Prepare Record File-Sharing Prosecution

Swedish authorities say a case they are preparing against a so-called piracy 'scene' member will be their biggest prosecution to date. The man is accused of infringing copyright on more than 2,200 mainly Hollywood movies, with each carrying potential damages of up to $2.69m per movie. Show More Summary

Counter-Strike cheating scandal looms large as major draws near

Fans are demanding answers as the scene devolves into finger-pointing.

5 Must-See Sites Before Going To See “The Hobbit – The Battle of The Five Armies”

Peter Jackson (a.k.a. God) has put the finishing touches to the final Hobbit movie – “The Battle of the Five Armies” – and it is due out on December 10th (I have blanked out the entire day as “busy” on Google Calendar). As a build-up...Show More Summary

The strange, twisted story behind the peach vagina startup

Between disputes of who actually founded the company and the CEO sending us personal user information, the least strange thing about Sweet Peach is what they want to do to vaginas.

What’s Happening In The Google Labs?

Surely you’ve heard of the Google Labs, it’s a place of imagination where some of the coolest possible products of the future are in the works. But what is Google actually working on there? Are there any products that will be of interest...Show More Summary

Billy Boyd's 'Last Goodybe' a touching sendoff to 6 Middle-earth films

Former hobbit's music video a tearjerker tribute to Peter Jackson's series.

Facebook Releases Quarlerly Highlights, Continues To See Growth In Active Users by @mattsouthern

Facebook, as a public company, reports every quarter on the state of its business. This week it released its highlights for the third quarter of 2014, with numbers that are more than likely to please stockholders. Growth In Active Users There was growth in active users reported across the board. Show More Summary

European Parliament To Call For Separation Of Google Search From Other Services by @mattsouthern

According to a report released today, the European Parliament is reportedly calling for Google separate search from the rest of its service offerings. The motion specifically calls for an “unbundling” of Google’s search engine from its other services as a way to curb Google’s dominance. Show More Summary

Google: The Information-First Conglomerate

The post Google: The Information-First Conglomerate appeared first on John Battelle's Search Blog. Last week Google CEO Larry Page got the Fortune magazine cover treatment, the latest of many such pieces attempting to quantify Google’ sprawling business. Show More Summary

Fox adds YouTube series 'FailArmy' to its TV lineup

America’s love affair continues with all things videos that show people falling off of bicycles.

The Secret Life of Passwords

Terrific feature by Ian Urbina for the NYT Magazine: Several years ago I began asking my friends and family to tell me heir passwords. I had come to believe that these tiny personalized codes get a bum rap. Yes, I understand why passwords are...Show More Summary

Spider-Woman isn't the sex kitten you were expecting

Heroine Jessica Drew is more than the other butt that broke the Internet.

Stewart Butterfield on Slack

Stewart Butterfield, in an interview with Rachel Metz for MIT Technology Review: I try to instill this into the rest of the team but certainly I feel that what we have right now is just a giant piece of shit. Like, it’s just terrible and we should be humiliated that we offer his to the public. Show More Summary

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