July 1, 2013
The Winklevoss Twins Want To Sell You A Bitcoin Fund
The Winklevoss twins filed a form with the SEC that's the first step to selling shares in a fund that would track the price of Bitcoin. A look at the next move for the Facebook-suing twins.
Zynga's New CEO Won't Succeed Unless Its Old CEO Can Give Up Control
Zynga founder Mark Pincus bowed to investor pressure Monday and relinquished his CEO role, bringing in Microsoft's Don Mattrick to replace him. For the move to work, Pincus has to also give up management control, something he has had trouble doing in the past.
Is This The End Of The Vine Experiment?
They're not flocking to Instagram, they're just getting rid of Vine. Updated with clarification from Topsy.
Paula Deen Still A Hit With Cruise And Porn Companies
As dozens of companies drop their deals with the disgraced chef, one celebrity cruise company wants a second run with Deen. Also on the table: a six-figure porn endorsement offer.
Does San Antonio Mayor Julian Castro Want To Be The Vice Presidential Nominee In 2016?
Check out his Twitter account.
White House Plays Waiting Game On Immigration
With immigration reform now in the hands of House Republican leadership, the president can't do much but pressure from the outside, advocates say.
Edward Snowden Breaks His Silence
It's been more than a week since we heard from the ex-government contractor and current fugitive. "I am unbowed in my convictions and impressed at the efforts taken by so many."
The Rise Of The Spectacular Laser Protest
Protesters around the world are lighting up police, buildings, and aircraft with powerful, cheap lasers. The new "counter-optical" activism.
27 Very Strongly Worded Messages The Women Of Texas Have For Rick Perry
Very strongly worded...
Zynga announced Monday that founder and controlling shareholder Mark Pincus would relinquish his role as Chief Executive Officer, bowing to investor pressure. The company hired Don Mattrick from Microsoft as CEO to steer a turnaround and position it for the mobile era.
Chelsea Clinton Was The Most Adorkable First Daughter Ever
Never has there been so much overalls-wearing in the White House.
13 Desserts That Have Been Mocked And Slandered By Yogurt
Q: How do you make any dessert sad? A: Add yogurt to the end of its name.
The Gender Book Everyone Should Read
Clear enough for your mom to understand, real enough to hit home on every page.
This Graphic Shows Government Censorship Of The Internet Is On The Rise
What your government doesn't want you to see according to Google, country by country.
21 Photos Of George W. Bush's Altruistic Visit To Zambia
The former president and his wife, former first lady Laura Bush, are in Zambia to promote the Pink Ribbon Red Ribbon, their cancer-fighting initiative. They also helped renovate a women's clinic.
DREAMs Deferred: Thanks To Kickstarter, "Los Otros Dreamers" Book Will Tell A Forgotten Story
"A book about the dreams that live on after deportation and return to a country one barely knows."
21 Images From The Most Peaceful Day In BART History
San Francisco's BART trains are out of service today as workers strike for the first time in 16 years, leaving commuters in the Bay Area stranded. It may seem like utter chaos, but take a moment to appreciate the peace and quiet of it all.
Turning Around A Tech Company Is Hard, Just Ask These 7 CEOs
Smartphone maker BlackBerry has lost about $3 billion in market value during Thorsten Heins' less than two years as CEO. Has anyone fared worse in attempting a turnaround?
Democrats Look To Pressure 23 Republicans On Immigration Reform
Democratic Campaign Committee chairman Steve Israel says the almost two dozen Republicans would be "out-of-step with major groups in their districts" if they don't support comprehensive immigration reform efforts.
27 Broiest Books That Bros Like To Read
What will you find on a hilariously overconfident dude's bookshelf?
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Watch Two Fox News Pundits Fight It Out Over "Eric Snowden"
"It's Eric Snowden, it's not a Bond villain. We don't need Batman." His name is Edward.
WTF Just Happened To My Subsidized Student Loan?
Congress and the president couldn't reach an agreement on what to do with subsidized federal student loans. What that means for current loans and going forward.
The Post- Mark Pincus Era At Zynga Is About To Begin
A top Microsoft gaming executive is headed to Zynga. He could even be taking over as CEO of the company, according to AllThingsD.
Sandy Hook Shooter Adam Lanza Used To Edit Wikipedia Articles About Serial Killers And Mass Shootings
He was a member of two gun forums, as well.
Account Linked To Adam Lanza Reveals Shooting Game Obsession
User "Kaynbred" spent countless hours in an obscure, realistic, first-person shooter.
33 Moments From The N.Y.C. Gay Pride Parade That Made Me Smile
It was a fabulous day.
Can We Talk About How The Egyptian Protests Kind Of Look Like A Jennifer Lopez Video?
Green lasers everywhere.
Ken Cuccinelli Campaign Sends Out The Worst Opposition Research Email You Will Ever See
The hit here is that Terry McAuliffe clapped. They don't even mention coal and Tom Perriello's name is spelled wrong.
Obama: No, George W. Bush Was Not Better On AIDS Than Me
A day before Obama and Bush have a joint appearance in Tanzania, Obama rebuffs critics of his AIDS policy and praises George W. Bush's efforts.
11 Questions With Demi Lovato
Important answers to important questions — asked by you! — as well as the scoop on her next hair color, the most romantic thing a guy has done for her, and if Ben Stiller ever ended up buying her new album.
Chris Christie vs. Michael Bloomberg: A Spotify Showdown
New York City Mayor Michael Bloomberg and New Jersey Gov. Chris Christie have each released Spotify playlists based on their respective regions. Whose top themes reign supreme?
Snowden Applies For Asylum In Russia, Can Stay If He Stops Leaking Secrets
The latest in the ongoing drama of Moscow airport's most famous resident.
Serena Williams Falls As Wimbledon Favorites Continue Hindenburg Impression
Sabine Lisicki pulls off yet another 2013 All-England upset.
31 Things You Need To Cook In July
Tomatoes are here. At last.
Why Every Company In TV Is Trying To Merge
The three factors behind a massive wave of consolidation.
10 Ways To Turn Your Hardware Store Into A Jewelry Store
Make industrial supplies into awesome accessories in no time.
"Since I can do no good because a woman, reach constantly at something that is near it." – The Maid's Tragedy, Beaumont and Fletcher.
15 Groovy Photos Of High School Fashion In 1969
In 1969, Life magazine explored the "freaky new freedoms" of fashion seen on high school students across the country. The inspiring fashion from that year is a far cry from the Aeropostale, Forever 21, and American Eagle clothing worn by students today.
Neil Gaiman To Write New "Sandman" Stories For The 25th Anniversary
The Endless return this October. For fans of graphic novels or Mr. Gaiman, this is the best news ever.
The Ultimate Summer Bucket List For Bored Kids
Even if your kids aren't going on vacation or off to summer camp, you can still ensure they'll have the best summer ever.
Miguel Cabrera Hates Marine Life
Fish need to be careful around Miguel Cabrera.
How Far Would $100 Get You In Your Favorite Fictional World?
Spoiler: Not far. The Intergalactic Exchange Bureau used hard science to ruin fantasy vacations.
15 Tips And Tricks To Outsmart Everyone At The Theme Park
It's that time of year again.
Gay Ambassador Nominee Sparks Controversy In The Dominican Republic
The country’s cardinal refers to Obama’s pick to lead the U.S. embassy in the Dominican Republic a "maricón," which is usually translated as "faggot," while others urged the country's president to reject the appointment. Brewster is one of five out gay nominees for ambassadorships named in June.
Nonprofit Atheist Group Built A "Monument To Nothing" In Florida
The group was upset that the Ten Commandments were allowed to stand in front of a local courthouse.
12 Perfectly Summery DIY Projects To Try Right Now
You can use things from the beach, a barbecue, or your own bedroom to make these adorable projects in no time. From P.S. - I made this...
Master Chief's Newest Mission: Support Gay Pride
Halo shows its colors.
3 Adorable DIY String Light Ideas To Light Up Your Summer
These whimsical lighting ideas look just as cute and festive during the daytime as they do on a warm summer evening.
27 Filipinos Who Make You Proud To Be Pinoy
We're all just one giant extended family and a freaking awesome one at that.
When Sarah Palin Supported Amnesty
Her 2008 support for "a path to citizenship for undocumented immigrants" would seemingly fall under the definition she has for amnesty today.
Private Equity Firms Race To Create The Next Hotel For Hipsters
Once called “the country’s most original” hotel, the model of the Ace brand is fast becoming one that private equity firms are clamoring to replicate. They feel boutique lifestyle hotels are a desirable and — more importantly — sustainable investment.
Conservatives Troll The U.S. Chamber Of Commerce
The National Legal and Policy Center doesn't like a tour about free enterprise being sponsored by a company that received a government bailout.
Anti-Government Protesters In Rio De Janeiro Clash With Riot Police
In Brazil, more than 5,000 anti-government protesters marched Sunday near the Maracana football stadium before a major international match.
19 Firefighters Die Battling Arizona Blaze
Updated: An elite team of firefighters died Sunday while fighting a fast-moving wildfire northwest of Phoenix.
The FBI Renews The Search For One Of Its Own
Six years ago, Robert Levinson, a retired-FBI-agent-turned-private-investigator, was kidnapped in the Persian Gulf. To this day, no one knows where he is, but his family — and the government — aren't ready to give up the hunt.
Gap's Partnerships With Music Festivals Like Bonnaroo Scoring With Millennials
The $6 billion flagship Gap brand is reconnecting with a new generation of customers, namely millennials, by joining them at music festivals from Bonnaroo to Lollapalooza.