Startup News: You Can Now Make Your Own Website Via Facebook and Someone Created a Fantasy Movie League
Go PageYourself Working on your website will now take you even fewer clicks away from Facebook stalking your high school acquaintances: PageYourself announced recently that they’ve introduced the concept of a Facebook-based individual website. They call it the “f-Site” and they’re already up and running. Using the app on Facebook, the f-Site essentially Read More
With the holidays in full swing, chances are you’re looking forward to some time off at the end of this month. And thanks to Netflix, you don’t have to leave the house and fraternize with your hometown frenemies.
Instead, why not stare at a screen for 12 hours while your mom brings you bowl after bowl of hot popcorn and leftovers? It’s the millennial way!
But sometimes all that sitting still can get tiring–it’s pretty similar to sleeping, after all. To combat this, one French TV streaming service, Canalplay, is now including promo codes for free artisanal coffee beans with a two-month free trial, PSFK reports. Read More
Booting Up: Spotify Is Bringing Free Streaming Service to Phones so It’s Time to Up Your Monthly Data
The company responsible for Cards Against Humanity charged customers $5 more for the game on Black Friday and sales actually spiked. [Business Insider]
Google Voice Search on Android and iOS will now respond to questions in German, French and Japanese, which is great news if for some reason you speak something other than American. Read More
The app’s functions are based on research suggesting that depression could be caused or maintained by biased ways of thinking, “particularly around the processing of ambiguous faces,” the Guardian says. In other words, you should probably move out of New York City because other people’s resting bitchfaces could be making you depressed. Read More
Portable television host Ryan Seacrest has the epitome of a “first world problem.” He carries around two phones, with one being not an iPhone because he finds it too difficult to type on the Apple devices. So, as one does, he invested millions in a startup that assembles keyboard accessories for iPhones. The rich problem solve just like us! Read More
Barack Obama must be looking forward to the end of his presidency, what with the job’s grueling hours, the Obamacare website backlash, and the constant stream of vitriol aimed at him by the opposition.
But this latest news really makes it seem like life in the White House isn’t all it’s cracked up to be. Read More
Last week we found out the media had again fallen for a complete hoax when it was revealed that a now-famous waitress who had been the victim of a homophobic no-tip-because-of-your-lifestyle attack in New Jersey had in fact made the whole thing up.
The original story had made the front pages of CNN, ABC, Fox News and countless others. On the Huffington Post, the story received close to 8,000 comments and 16,000 Facebook shares (with follow-ups receiving more). One Gawker story alone did something like 200,000 pageviews. Read More
Walking without texting feels wrong. What are you supposed to do with your hands? Act casual?
However, it could lead to a lot of perilous situations since your eyes are glued to the screen and not the street. Enter Docomo, a Japanese wireless carrier, that Read More
Babies are so needy, right? Thank god for iPads, which can keep them occupied on long road trips, restaurant outings and other instances when you’re too cheap to get a baby-sitter.
Now, you can distract your baby at home, too, thanks to Fisher-Price’s Apptivity Seat, a comfy chair for newborns and toddlers with a built-in iPad mount to make sure your kid’s face is never more than a few inches away from the hypnotic glow of Junior MasterChef. Read More
Even creator Ev Williams is still figuring out what Medium should be. Hopefully the redesign helps? [Fast Company]
On Cyber Monday, Pinterest nearly tripled the revenue on retail sites that it sent traffic to. [TechCrunch]
Here’s what happens when you use bitcoins to purchase gifts on your Christmas list: you commission a portrait of your cat. [Time]
Airbnb’s new San Francisco headquarters have mini apartments influenced by major cities, like Bali and Paris. [PSFK]