An App for That
It’s easy to find smartphone apps that objectify models—like this Kate Upton live wallpaper app (“Sexy unofficial live wallpaper with Kate Upton in a bikini staring you down while trying to distract you with her boobs”) or this one that’s literally just a collection of HD photos from the 2013 Victoria’s Read More
What’s a good publicity stunt without a stable of pretty women? Apparently even Y Combinator startups fall prey to that age-old logic. DNAInfo reports that Shoptiques, a fashion marketplace for local boutiques, has planned an elaborate jaunt around Manhattan today to dole out free hugs in exchange for some brand recognition. And judging from their Facebook page, looks like they’ll also have a ton of hot pink swag in tow.
Starting at 11 a.m., five models will begin giving free hugs out in SoHo, then travel up through Washington Square Park, Union Square, Times Square and end at Columbus Circle. The whole schtick is so well-planned that you can even track the models’ location on a sweetly-drawn map on Shoptiques’ website.