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Baby names have been getting progressively dumber in past years (maybe because we’re now allowing Redditors to choose them). You can’t swing a dead cat without hitting four Olyvyrs and a Daxxon at the local park.
So officials in one state Mexican state have taken matters into their own hands by banning the 61 names they’ve deemed dumbest. Facebook is on the list — and that means at least one kid in Sonora, Mexico, is named after the social network, because the names were culled from actual civil registries. Read More
It doesn’t look like a lot of you are going to update your status celebrating Facebook’s birthday. A new survey from Pew Research discovered that only ten percent of its 1.2 billion users change their status daily while just four percent do it more than once a day.
With only a few Faebook users sharing their annoying life announcements, it means that the social network is a one-way conversation ”buoyed by Internet voyeurs who relish the ability to document their lives with their friends or the public,” writes the WSJ. Read More
That huge, showy-offy glass cube outside the Fifth Avenue Apple Store has become the latest victim of this dumb winter storm. Read More
So when we saw a LiLo tweet promoting taxicab disrupter Uber’s services and offering a promo code, we just had to know: was this the result of an official partnership between the startup and the star, or was Lindsay up to something shady? Read More
Let’s be blunt: malls terrify us. There’s dealing with the parking, the hour-long wait at the Cheesecake Factory (no we’re not sitting at the bar like heathens) and don’t get us started with the teens circling around the Wok N Roll samples like vultures. And apparently, the rest of America is starting to realize that because more and more people are doing their holiday shopping online.
The Seattle Times reports that online retailers are, *cough,* cashing in as new data reveals that they’re growing more quickly than their brick-and-mortar competitors. According to retail analysts, holiday sales now account for 40 percent of shopping done online–almost double from 2012. Read More
Funding rounds and IPOs come and go, but one thing we can always count on is the quirkiness of the tech sector’s execs. Herewith, a smattering of the weirdest things our favorite CEOs did (at least publicly) this year. Read More
Chances are, the Grinch’s heart isn’t the only thing that’ll be growing three sizes in your parents’ TV room this month.
Match.com shared results of a recent survey with Betabeat, informing us that people can be pretty shameless about getting their stockings stuffed around the holidays. Read More