Reddit Island: stupid or genius?

Reddit Island: stupid or genius?

Reddit Island may soon be home to several hundred Redditors. The island would have no taxes, legal marijuana and internet. What else does a person need? According to the official Reddit Island website, they want to develop “a cross between self-sustaining community and tourism spot.” The web page already has 494 users, but so far no one has taken the initiative to buy the real estate. Reddit users have faced criticism for their perceived misogynism and elitism, so it would be interesting to see what would happen it they were allowed to build their own society on a tropical island. Would you move the Reddit Island? ENGLISH:

Facebook IPO stock investors shafted by evil Zuckerberg

Facebook IPO Mark Zuckerberg

Facebook is killing its investors. When Facebook had its IPO on May 18, shares opened at over $42. Now you can grab Facebook stock for the low, low price of just $19.99! The best that can be said about Mark Zuckerberg is that he was greedy and incompetent for overpricing Facebook’s IPO. We say he’s evil. One has to wonder how much deception Zuckerberg and his bankers engaged in to drive the IPO price so high. Facebook’s growth at the time of its IPO was flat, and mobile wasn’t working. Now Facebook has admitted that 83 million or 8.7 percent of all Facebook accounts are fake, and the company faces claims that 80 percent of…

BlackBerry out of juice?

BlackBerry out of juice?

BlackBerry fans: It just got worse. BlackBerry maker Research in Motion (RIM) announced that the BlackBerry 10 smartphone and BlackBerry 10 operating system’s launches will be delayed, 30 percent of RIM employees will be laid off and that RIM posted a loss of $518 million in the latest quarter. The Waterloo, Ontario company announced the bad news in its fiscal first quarter report on Thursday, prompting shares to fall 15 percent to $7.75 in late trading. BlackBerry 10 was widely seen as the company’s last hope to catch up with rivals Apple and Android. Smartphones running Google’s Android platform accounted for 59 percent of the global market in the first quarter of 2012, with Apple’s…

Latest Google Transparency Report Out!

Google Transparency Report: Crazy YouTube videos removed

Google’s Transparency Report shows what government agencies want to block you from seeing. Google says “transparency is a core value” and the Google Transparency Report is a good read, even if Google can be anything but transparent when it suits the internet giant, such as when Google knew its Street View cars were slurping personal data while for years pretended the slurping was the work of a rogue engineer. The Google Transparency Report highlights requests Google has received to remove content such as YouTube videos and search listings. It only focuses on requests from government agencies and does not include data from countries with heavy restrictions on internet use such as China and Iran. Most…

iPhone 5 rumors: bigger screen for Jobs’ last iPhone

iPhone 5 rumors: bigger screen for Steve Jobs’ last iPhone

The new iPhone, the iPhone 5 to reviewers, is rumored to feature a bigger screen and be the last iPhone designed by Steve Jobs. The new iPhone’s 2012 release date is not known. The iPhone 5 rumor mill heated up after Apple purchased the domain name. According to the rumors, this is the last iPhone for which Steve Jobs played a key role in the design. According to the new iPhone rumors, after noting the success of Android phones with larger screens by Samsung and HTC, Steve Jobs reportedly lifted his opposition to a phone too large to wrap one’s fingers around. The iPhone 5 will feature a bigger, 4-inch screen, compared to the…

Monmouth, Wales world’s first Wikipedia town

Monmouth, Wales world’s first Wikipedia town

Wikipedia branched out into the real world with a project titled Monmouthpedia that went live in Monmouth, Wales on Saturday after six months of planning. Monmouth is now a Wikipedia town, which means it’s riddled with QR codes that bring information to smartphone users with the click of a button. Monmouth, birthplace of King Henry V, is the first town to play host to project, hence the title, “Monmouthpedia.” Wikipedia founder Jimmy Wales said he was excited about the project. “Bringing a whole town to life on Wikipedia is something new and is a testament to the forward-thinking people of Monmouth,” raved Wales. The QR codes are printed on long-lasting plaques to ensure they’ll be…

Facebook IPO means billions for Mark Zuckerberg

Facebook IPO means billions for Mark Zuckerbeg

Facebook is going public on Friday, with an IPO that’s expected to raise more than $18 billion for Facebook, mint 500 to 1,000 new millionaires and make Facebook founder Mark Zuckerberg, now just 28, a multi-billionaire. Facebook after the IPO is expected to be more valuable than McDonald’s in an IPO that could generate more than 10 times the $1.67 billion Google raised with its IPO in 2004. Anywhere from 500 to 1,000 Facebook employees and shareholders will become millionaires. What would you do with that kind of money? Our roving reporters asked that question to people in New York City’s Times Square. If you had as much money as Mark Zuckerberg will have on…

Robot prostitutes could replace humans by 2050

Android brothels: robot prostitutes could replace humans by 2050

Scientists in New Zealand say brothels staffed by robot prostitutes could be a reality by 2050. In the paper Robots, Men And Sex Tourism, Ian Yeoman and Michelle Mars of the Victoria Management School in Wellington imagine a world in which sex tourism has become respectable and human trafficking and the spread of STDs stemmed by replacing human prostitutes with lifelike sex robots. Made with bacteria-resistant materials, these robots will ensure safe sex and may be seen as a more ethical way of hiring a prostitute. Although prostitutes themselves may not be keen on the developing technology, researchers believe robot sex workers can bring a level of respectability to the prostitution game. The paper describes…