2014-11-26 03:58:49

Michael Arrington, founder of TechCrunch, CrunchBase, and CrunchFund and friend of this blogger, started what became a long, and at time unnecessarily heated, Twitter chat on racism in tech, or tech and race, if you like. (As a note, this is not a blog post written to attack Michael, so if you’re looking for that, sorry. I consider him a friend, but he’s...

BBC Newstweets: Numerous military trucks without markings without plates moving around #Sevastopol. #Ukraine #maidan #euromaidan pic.twitter.com/jiEqAc2WiH. 10:31: Breaking News. Ukraine’s interim President, Olexander Turchynov, has dismissed the head of …Russian gunmen patrol airports in tense Crimean standoffLos Angeles TimesArmed Men Occupy Two Airports...

Mirror.co.ukAmerican Special Forces have launched a worldwide recruitment drive for social media geeks to spy on millions of European twitter and Facebook users. US Army Special Operations commanders have ordered a ‘Top Secret’ programme to try and find a … …read more Source: Social Media News Feed By Google ...

New York Daily NewsYou’re on fairly safe ground if you guess that the triumphant note sounded at the end of season one in Netflix’s “House of Cards” will still be ringing as season two launches Friday morning. Fans of this “TV series that’s not on television” were fascinated and …Five things to know for ‘House of...

Marcus Smart Shoved Jeff Orr For Calling Him N Word. Marcus Smart got into an altercation with a fan named Jeff Orr and during the Oklahoma State at Texas Tech basketball game. It was an epic contest that ended in an upset for the then-19th ranked Oklahoma State Cowboys, who lost to the Red Raiders at the last seconds, including a steal-then-dunk that ended with Ok...

WXIA-TVAtlanta is now the fourth stop on a top secret tour where Google Glass is being shown off. Those who attend are trendsetters chosen from a twitter contest to go behind Google’s velvet rope. “A chance to see what it is before we launch,” said Google’s … and more …read more Source: Atlanta News By Google ...

Atlanta Mayor Kaseem Reed just became a Twitter trend moments ago, and not for a good reason: the massive snow storm that hit the city and pretty much all of the State of Georgia has paralyzed it, and showed the government was caught off guard, not prepared to deal with the onslaught. So, as the sun comes to burn away the snow… Atlanta and Georgia’s burning...

TMZ.com1/25/2014 12:42 PM PST BY TMZ STAFF. Breaking News. 0125-chantel-justin-bieber-panama-twitter Looks like Justin Bieber left Miami so he could hit up a beach that’s much more chill with its drinking laws … Panama. Biebs touched down Saturday morning …Where in the world is Justin Bieber?USA TODAYJustin Bieber, Chantel Jeffries spotted on Panama...

AFC Championship Game Broncos v. Patriots : The InactivesMile High Report (blog)AFC Championship Game Broncos v. Patriots : The Inactives. By Scotty Payne  @Skotty_Payne on Jan 19 2014, 11:44a 16. Chris Humphreys-USA TODAY Sports. Today’s #Broncos inactives for #NEvsDEN: http://t.co/MIVztBmVZ4 pic.twitter.com/ … and more …read more Source:...

UPDATE: Oscar Nominations For The 86th Academy Awards Full List The 86th Academy Awards Nominations will be announced right here, live, at 5:30 AM PST / 8:30 AM EST Thursday, January 16th 2014, or just about five hours from now. Chris Hemsworth (Thor, The Avengers, Rush) will join Academy of Motion Picture Arts And Sciences President Cheryl Boone Isaacs for the Oscar®...

MaiWorld.com says its the “leader in affinity USB flash drives” but I question that because the company that sought out Zennie62Media to assist in its CES 2014 promotion of its products does not honor agreements. MaiWorld.com owes Zennie62Media $350, of a total $850 job, and while that’s not a lot of money to some, it’s the principle of the situation...

USA TODAYSAN FRANCISCO — Twitter wants a uniform look across its Web and app versions, updating the former. The company, based here, on Monday announced that it is releasing a refreshed look for its Web-based version of Twitter. “We’re now rolling out a …Twitter users: Expect to see a new web design soonVentureBeatTwitter Channels App Version...

VentureBeatTwitter gave its web presence an upgrade today, which it says will mimic its iOS and Android applications. The company tweeted, naturally, that account holders would start to see the new web experience. If you haven’t seen it yet, Twitter is still in the process …Twitter Refreshes Its’ Web Interface To Mirror Your Mobile Device, Rolling...

NBCSports.comI can already tell what’s going to happen so I figure I’ll just address it now before I’m ripped on twitter and in the comments section: Yes, I have Iowa ranked above Iowa State despite the fact Iowa State beat Iowa. And no, it has nothing to do with the ankle …Roundup: Iowa gets over hump, tops Ohio StateBoston GlobeMonday Skull...

Twitter has a crazy problem where its system is making your Twitter account unfollow people spontaneously. I was following over 50,000 other accounts, many that were longstanding. Now, today, as I sit here, I looked at my account @zennie62 and noticed that I went from 163,000 followers and over 50,000 following, to 133,000 followers and just 7, yes SEVEN, total followers...

LivemintThe new Jelly service lets users submit questions to the network of friends that they have on social services such as Twitter or Facebook. Photo: AFP. San Francisco: One of the creators of Twitter Inc. unveiled a new mobile service called Jelly on Tuesday, …Twitter co-founder Biz Stone unveils Jelly appSan Jose Mercury NewsTwitter founder unveils search...

EntertainmentwiseTwitter went into meltdown this week when photos emerged of Kendall Jenner and Harry Styles enjoying a ski holiday together in Mammoth, California. With the rumoured couple not spotted together in a number of weeks ahead of the new photos, it was …Harry Styles and Kendall Jenner Hit Up Snowboard Shop—First Pics of Them in …E! OnlineHarry...

Ronda Rousey Defeated Miesha Tate to retain her UFC women’s bantamweight title at UFC 168. (Photo: Twitter) Ronda Rousey used her famous armbar technique to beat Miesha Tate late in the third round. Rousey is now eight wins versus no defeats. It’s her second win against Tate, who goes to 13 and 5. As I said on Friday, Las Vegas bookmakers had 10 to 1 odds that...

Starpulse.comFormer “Jersey Shore” star Jenni “JWoww” Farley took to her twitter page on Christmas Day to announce that she and fiance Roger Mathews are expecting their first child next summer. The reality star shared a photo of an ultrasound of the baby growing inside …Jenni “J-Woww” Farley Is PregnantSeattle Post IntelligencerJWoww...

TMZ.com1225-justin-bieber-tmz Justin Bieber is NOT backing off his promise to “retire” after his album drops … and last night, he proved he means business by reinforcing his retirement plans ON TWITTER!!! Just one week after he initially announced his upcoming …Justin Bieber: I’m RetiringSeattle Post IntelligencerJustin Bieber: ‘I’m...

USA TODAYThe sign language interpreter used at Tuesday’s memorial service for Nelson Mandela was being called a “fake” by the Deaf Federation of South Africa. Please get RID of this CLOWN interpreter,please! pic.twitter.com/ziAZ4KBFNZ. — Bruno Peter Druchen …Mandela memorial: Outcry over ‘inept’ sign interpreterBBC NewsNelson...

USA TODAYSAN FRANCISCO — Twitter has added a female board member to its ranks, a move that comes after criticisms of a boy’s club of executives. The micro-blogging service has positioned Marjorie Scardino on its board, effective immediately, according to …Twitter appoints first woman, Marjorie Scardino, to board of directorsWashington PostTwitter adds...

Cade Foster is the Alabama field-goal kicking student athlete who’s miss of what would have been a 56-yarder led to the most amazing return in football history. Except that Cade Foster wasn’t the man who made the final field goal attempt. It was freshman Adam Griffith. Cade Foster was pulled because he’d missed three field goals in the game prior to...

“Stop Slavery With End It Movement,” the Twitter-based call to end modern slavery, has hit the Twitter Trends section for today, November 14th, 2013, as of this writing. After some analysis, this trend is actually related to the TV Show The Vampire Diaries. To understand what I mean, read on, because I blogged about what I discovered as I did, and sort...

Hope Solo, Sydney Leroux, Alex Morgan, and Abby Wambach were stuck. The US Women’s Soccer Team, in Florida to play Brazil at the Citrus Bowl last Sunday, seemed to be having a great trip, that is until the team bus broke down. Now it’s not as if they had a fleet of limos they could call on, so local fans were kind enough to give them all rides. Or as Sydney...

Kim Kardashian decided to make what we now call a “selfie” Instagram photo of her, showing the reality TV show star’s major ass. The result, her name “Kim Kardashian” zooming to the top of Twitter Trends and instant buzz. But the basic question everyone’s asking is why did she do it? This blogger figured Kim Kardashian just wanted...

The Chicago Marathon 2013 was much like other prominent American running races: it was dominated by great Kenyan runners. This time the Kenyans at the front of the finish line, also set new course records. Dennis Kimetto and Rita Jeptoo were the victorious male and female winners. Dennis Kimetto battled fellow Kenyan Emmanuel Mutai to win the men’s leg. In...

Anne Gust Brown made news lately: for being lifted by SHAQ over his head while the most famous center in LA Lakers History was paying a visit to Sacramento. This kind of photo can either make or break a political career, but one thing’s for sure: to date, Anne Gust Brown has not spoken out against rumors that she’s running for Mayor of Oakland. Personally,...

Fans are outraged over the selection of Charlie Hunnam and Dakota Johnson for the lead roles in the upcoming movie version of E.L. James’ Fifty Shades Of Grey, but their displeasure might grow once they find out how the work of choosing them seems to have been done. Hold on to your hats! According to this tweet by social media swashbuckling producer Dana Brunetti,...

North West Baby Photos of Kim Kardashian & Kanye West’s baby are cute, lovely, adorable, awesome, and whatever other adjectives this blogger can come up with. And if Twitter tweets are any indication, and they are, the World agrees – people are just plain gushing over this little one. North West, or “Nori,” looks like her Mom Kim Kardashian...

Ben Affleck was named as the replacement for Christian Bale as Batman when the exciting Batman and Superman movie (AKA MARVEL-killer) is released on the anticipated date of July 17th, 2015. But the selection of Ben Affleck has lit up Twitter, and to this point of this 23rd, August day at 4 am, the Twitter Top Trends includes #BetterBatmanThanBenAffleck – a statement...

Vine, the six-second video app created by Dom Hofmann, Rus Yusupov, and Colin Kroll and launched last year before being acquired by Twitter in the fall, has become the go-to-video app for a particular demographic: teens. Want proof? Vine app is down as of this writing, and as the Teen Choice Awards plays in the rest of the United States, having finished for the night...

UPDATE: Marion Bartoli Over Sabine Lisicki At Wimbledon Sabine Lisicki v. Marion Bartoli at Wimbleton. The Wimbleton Ladies Championship is underway. This is not a live-blog of the tournament to end a wild two weeks of play, just an introduction. But, so far in the first game, it’s 40-40, deuce. So far, Bartoli seems intent on “misdirection” returns,...

UPDATE: Edward Snowden To Go To Ecuador, Not Iceland, Still In Moscow Edward Snowden, the NSA Whisleblower with a U.S. Government warrant for his arrest out, is in Moscow, having just arrived their from Hong Kong, and thanks to the legal and financial assistance of WikiLeaks and Hong Kong human rights officials. Snowden has been criminally charged by the USA: And after...

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