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dfadfStudent debt collector Sallie Mae is using Tinder in an attempt to collect outstanding student debt.

According to multiple reports, the nation's largest student lender is employing debt collectors with Tinder profiles posing as young singles looking for dates. When they finally meet their targets in person, the employee demands the debtor pay up.... Read More →

 

160810576White Swipe, a new dating app for white supremacists will soon be released.

The app’s creator, Ronald James Hutchinson IV, says his creation will be “like Tinder but for pure white-breads." After a round of successful Beta testing, it is expected to hit app stores next month. ... Read More →

 

iphoneIn wake of reports that users can bend their new iPhone 6 Plus simply by placing it in their pockets, Apple will begin selling the iBend, a $199 device to fix the problem.

According to a report in MacTimes, the rigid metal device fits on each corner of the phone and makes an X shape on the back of the devise in what the company says provides “cross acting support.”... Read More →

 

o-TINDER-APP-facebookA damaging internal memo leaked today details Tinder 's plans to start hiding “ugly girls” and “fat chicks” from public view.

The revelation comes amid ongoing sexual harassment allegations between co-founders at the popular dating application, which since its  founding in 2012  has quickly turned into the dating app for people under 30 who are ready to mingle.
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turkeytwitterThe son of Turkish Prime Minister Recep Erdogan launched a new social media startup today that hopes to compete with Twitter, which was recently blocked in the country.

Cıvıltı, which means “chirp” in Turkish, looks and functions almost exactly like Twitter. It allows users to post messages of up to 140 characters in length, share photos and videos, and follow other users’ activity in their home feeds.... Read More →

 

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The Mozilla Foundation released a new version of their flagship Firefox web browser today that automatically blocks access to all websites affiliated with the gay rights movement.

Firefox Family, which is still in beta testing, was developed for the "traditional values" market in the United States as well as for use in emerging markets such as Saudi Arabia and Uganda, which have strict laws against homosexuality.... Read More →

 

sony_ps4_largeSony CEO Kazuo Hirai announced yesterday that the electronic company will be missing its Nov. 14 shipping date for the PS4 and will be moving the highly anticipated gaming counsel to early 2014.

“We are tentatively looking at February 2nd for a new launch date. I am terribly sorry for the inconvenience and short notice. We know so many of our customers were looking forward to playing the PS4 over the holidays. Due to unforeseen circumstances, we have no choice but to delay the launch. It is in the best interest of our company and loyal fans,” Hirai said at a press conference in Tokyo.... Read More →

 

122712hubpmapple_512x288 Apple CEO Tim Cook courted controversy today by claiming that rival Dell should be liquidated.

In an interview with TechCrunch, Cook said if he were in charge of the struggling company he would "shut it down and give the money back to shareholders."... Read More →

 

logoYahoo purchased adult video site xHamster for $400 million today in an effort to extend its brand into youth culture.

The combined cash and stock deal comes just days after it spent $1.1 billion to acquire Tumblr, a social blogging service which is also used mostly for pornography.

In a statement released to the press, Yahoo CEO Marissa Meyer explained that while the move may be controversial, it offers the best hope of reversing the declining company's fate.... Read More →

 

tumblr-pollYahoo has begun drug testing Tumblr employees in an effort to reduce operational risk at its newest acquisition.

According to reports, teams of medical personnel arrived at Tumblr's New York headquarters this morning with hundreds of urine cups and orders to test every single employee for banned substances.... Read More →

 

i4Cfz8Ri1.ccThe CEO of smartphone pioneer Blackberry said today that rival platform Android is a "temporary fad" and "not a serious threat" to Blackberry's business.

In an interview with Canada's Globe and Mail, Thorsten Heins claimed that Google's dominant mobile OS is "clearly in a bubble" and its market share will sink to "close to zero" within five years.... Read More →

 

200px-HP_logo_2012.svgHewlett-Packard made a massive, $100 billion offer to buy rival Dell today in an attempt to create the world's largest PC maker.

The surprising move comes amidst a fierce bidding war for control of the company between a consortium of investors led my founder Michael Dell, activist investor Carl Icahn, and private equity group Blackstone.... Read More →