But one of the most nefarious ways Reddit has influenced our culture is by providing a platform for men who believe they’ve been “friendzoned.”
Squarespace has been growing rapidly, and needs the cash on hand to sustain that growth. With more and more users, and now 285 employees, they could use the $40 million for basic business needs like more real estate for their New York City offices.
In case paying with the swipe of a credit card wasn’t convenient enough for you, a Swedish student at Lund University has devised a way to pay for goods using a vein map of your hand.
Fredrik Leifland’s system uses vein-scanning technology that already existed, according to a prepared release. He merely connected the scanning terminals, banks, stores and customers to create a new system. Read More
Facebook’s recent acquisition of Oculus revealed some cracks in Kickstarter’s armor. It highlighted a number of issues arising from the way backers view their contributions and how Kickstarter campaigns sell themselves to backers. Coverage of Oculus’ Kickstarter debacle spanned from misunderstanding the issue completely to focusing on the outrage.
But much of Read More
There was a time when Passover meant putting down our iPhones and celebrating our ancient Jewish heritage over Bubbie’s classic matzah balls.
But it’s 2014, and technology has started making a comeback at the Seder table. JDate made dating profiles for Moses and the Pharaoh. The famed Bronfman Haggadah debuted in app form. So it shouldn’t come as much of a shock that hordes of Twitterers are using #SederUpdates to live-tweet their Passover dinners. Read More
Easter is around the corner. There are myriad ways to honor the death and resurrection of Jesus Christ, but surely the most noble among them is the Peep craft project.
Whether you are gluing stuff to Peeps, gluing Peeps to other stuff, or doing some combination of both, you will probably head to Pinterest to find all the Read More
It’s 2014, and that means you can get an award from Robert DeNiro’s prestigious Tribeca Film Festival for making a Vine — and you could end up making money. Technology, huh?
Five Viners are being recognized by TFF today in the second annual #6SecFilms contest for their outstanding work in the looping six-second-film genre. Accolades are being presented in the categories of drama (yes, drama!), comedy, animation and genre. There’s also a #6SecFilms Audience Award. Read More
“As an independent, bootstrapped media company, we have to run lean and mean,” Jake Dobkin, the founder and publisher of Gothamist, told Betabeat. “That means pruning the tree each year to keep it healthy and strong, and that’s what led to the Austinist decision.” Read More
A startup that’s looking to disrupt the sneaker game is celebrating the end of its first seed round with $1.5 million.
GREATS sells premium quality sneakers online, starting at $59. Founders Ryan Babenzien and Jon Buscemi have a combined 20 years of design and marketing experience for K-SWISS, Puma, DC Shoes and Gourtmet Brand. Read More