Do you have a startling lack of middle-aged men in your life? Did your dad stop passive aggressively communicating his disappointment to you via email? Did creepy guys on the subway with wedding rings stuffed onto their sausage fingers stop sniffing your hair? Did your boss and your boss’s boss and his boss’s boss all magically get replaced by women? Japan has the solution for you. Read More
Prudish and old fashioned advertisers have traditionally eschewed advertising on porn websites out of fear of tarnishing their brands or turning away more staid clientele. But with the fact that porn accounts for 30 percent of all web traffic–and advertising on porn sites is much, much cheaper than running banner ads on places like Google–a handful of pioneering companies have taken to slipping into virgin territory by placing their ads alongside videos of people banging. Read More
Everybody praise Tumblr founder David Karp, for he has managed to complete a bajillion dollar renovation on a stunning Williamsburg loft, all the while avoiding the tacky Star Trek vision that most people conjure when picturing the abode of a tech founder. That is the takeaway from a design story in the New York Times, which spotlights Mr. Karp’s recently completed spacious loft apartment in the heart of South Williamsburg. Read More
Robbery, harassment, arson, murder: these are all legitimate reasons to call 911. Do you know what is not a legitimate reason to call 911? Cuz somebody in your movie screening won’t put down their cell phone. Read More
No week is really a great week to be a woman in tech, but this week has been especially terrible–and ladies, it’s only Tuesday.
It’s the moment you’ve always dreamed of: James Deen, everyone’s favorite nice-Jewish-boy-next-door porn star, is accepting applications for women to bang. There’s only one catch: you have to be down with him filming the entire event. Maybe go pick up some self-tanner on the way home from work? Read More
Last week 22-year-old Ohio resident Matthew Cordle confessed in a stunning YouTube video to killing 62-year-old veteran and photographer Vincent Canzani in a booze-fueled car accident back in June. Now, The Columbus Dispatch reports that a grand jury has officially indicted Mr. Cordle for aggravated vehicular homicide, a second-degree felony. Read More
Human dream catcher Brit Morin is attempting to move beyond a website full of stolen Pinterest ideas into the realm of publishing. In fact, Ms. Morin is shopping a book called HOMEMAKERS: A Modern Guide to Creative Living in the Digital Age, and a tipster sent Betabeat the proposal, embedded below. Read More
There are thousands of startups out there solving important, systemic problems that have been plaguing communities for years. Pinterest, a social network for sharing pictures of butts, and Path, a social network for sharing pictures of your butt with an elite circle of friends, are not two of them.
On June 21st, 2013, 22-year-old Matthew Cordle was out “drinking very heavily” with friends when he decided to get behind the wheel. He blacked out while driving on the highway and crossed into the opposite lane, colliding with another car head on. The accident killed a 61-year-old veteran and photographer named Vincent Canzani, and Mr. Cordle didn’t take responsibility for his death–until now. Read More