In his new film The Beach Bum, Matthew McConaughey plays a guy named Moondog who is a big marijuana fan.
View More Matthew McConaughey, in disguise, tries to get random people ‘high’
It makes him the perfect accompaniment to Jimmy Kimmel’s regular segment, “High Witness News,” which gets people to lie about being high.
Well friends, after five magnificent seasons, Broad City is officially done.
View More ‘Broad City’ stars mark show’s end with perfectly mushy Instagram posts
Show creators, stars, and BFFs Abbi Jacobson and Ilana Glazer took to Instagram with heartfelt posts on Thursday as the credits rolled on the series’ final episode, adequate…
The race to give Chinese users their daily dose of news intensifies as Qutoutiao, a rival to TikTok parent Bytedance, net an installment of sizable backing. Alibaba is injecting $171 million in a convertible loan to Qutoutiao, the three-year-old news and video aggregation startup, according to an announcement released Thursday. The transaction will convert into about […]
View More Tencent-backed news app Qutoutiao nabs $171M from Alibaba
The same day the Human Rights Campaign downranked the company in its index of the best LGBTQ-friendly employers, Google decided to yank a controversial app accused of promoting conversion therapy from the Play Store. On that list, known as the Corporate Equality Index, the HRC, a prominent LGBTQ rights organization, included a footnote that it […]
View More Google pulls controversial anti-gay religious app from the Play Store
Fresh from picking up a majority stake in Europe-based The Next Web, the Financial Times is buying another tech blog. The newspaper, which was founded in 1888, is adding Singapore-based Deal Street Asia to its roster with a deal expected to close in April, according to three sources with knowledge of discussions. Founded in 2014 […]
View More The FT is buying another media startup: Deal Street Asia
We forgive you if you’re feeling a bit confused.
GoFundMe, the company, just donated $5,000 to a GoFundMe campaign set up to both counter and troll yet another GoFundMe campaign. But wait, it gets even weirder. In this convoluted battle of the GoFundMes, the tech company comes down on the humane side.
Welcome to San Francisco, 2019, where nothing makes sense, but you can still count on the city to collectively thumb its nose at some cartoonishly awful jerks.
According to SF Weekly, this all started with a group of wealthy San Francisco residents uniting to oppose the construction of a Navigation Center — think of it as a more comprehensive homeless shelter that offers services and counseling as well as a place to sleep — in their mostly fancy neighborhood. Read more…
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View More GoFundMe donates to GoFundMe that’s trolling another GoFundMe
Ellevest, a digital investment platform specifically focused on helping women meet their financial goals, has raised an additional $33 million in a new round led by Rethink Impact and PSP Growth. The funding includes a handful of notable, new investors including Melinda Gates’s investment fund Pivotal Ventures; PayPal; Wynn Resorts co-founder Elaine Wynn; former Google […]
View More Investment platform Ellevest raises $33M Melinda Gates’ Pivotal Ventures, Valerie Jarrett & PayPal
These newly-described miniature frogs are the smallest of their kind in the world, and they also have very appropriate names.
The genus of frogs has been dubbed Mini, and it contains three species: Mini mum, Mini scule, and Mini ature. Pretty clever. The trio has been described in a new study by evolutionary biologist Mark Scherz and a team of scientists.
Two other new species, Rhombophryne proportionalis and Anodonthyla eximia, measuring 11–12 millimetres (around 0.45 inches), were also described in the study.
As noted by Scherz on his blog, two species of Mini are within the top 50 smallest frogs in the world, while the Mini scule — which only gets as large as 10.8 millimetres (0.43 inches) — is within the top 20 smallest frogs. Read more…
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View More These new species of miniature frogs clearly have the best names
“A just world is a sane world. There was nothing sane about Chernobyl.”
View More HBO’s ‘Chernobyl’ tries to comprehend one of history’s worst man-made disasters
That mildly sums up one of history’s worst man-made disasters, the subject of HBO’s new five-part miniseries coming in May.
Detailed in an intense new trailer, Chernobyl will…
Swamp creatures protested the fact that President Trump is in fact, not draining the swamp.
View More Swamp creatures descended upon a Senate hearing
Protesting the appointment of Secretary of the Interior nominee David Bernhardt, activists donned Creature from the Black Lagoon masks during his confir…
A revealing cluster of emails leaked to Business Insider offers a glimpse at how Facebook decides what content is objectionable in high profile cases. In this instance, a group of executives at Facebook went hands on in determining if an Alex Jones Instagram post violated the platform’s terms of service or not. As Business Insider […]
View More Facebook’s handling of Alex Jones is a microcosm of its content policy problem
Betaworks Studios, a subsidiary of New York seed fund Betaworks, has raised $4.4M.
View More WeWork backs New York tech clubhouse Betaworks Studios