Google+ over the weekend added a new feature to their social network – Embed post. You will need to place some code in the header of your website. When done you simply place a g-post code into the text box.
Every year during the TechCrunch Disrupt hackathon someone wants to try and game the system. In New York, we saw a guy disrupt disrupt. Last year in San Francisco, I talked with someone that make a joke app because he helped on a larger one.
Question is – did this year cross a line?
Two apps showed up during the Hackathon. One was an app that lets you stare at women’s breasts, the other did a “Masturbatory” shake to get ranking.
The first app is called “titshake”. You take pictures of yourself looking at breasts and upload to their servers. The group highlights a Fox news article saying staring at breasts increases health. The group has registered a website and even though it will not show up on any app store, a jailbroken phone will be able to download it.
“In this app you have 10 seconds to shake your iPhone – we count the number of shakes and show your world ranking.”
The presenter then begins to scream and moan like he is pleasuring himself for 10 seconds on the TechCrunch stage.
AOL and TechCrunch Apology
TechCruch gave the following statement: “Two inappropriate presentations made it on stage at the hackathon earlier today. They misrepresented the hackers here and our team. We apologize and we’re making sure these problems don’t happen again.”
AOL has taken down both videos.
This comes after we had an issue earlier in the year where my friend and colleague spoke up and got fired for reporting demeaning behavior.
Whereas everyone was calling ver. 4.4 of Android “Key Lime”, the group made a surprise move to call this version – Kit Kat.
“This is not a money-changing-hands kind of deal,” John Lagerling, director of Android global partnerships. “It was something fun and unexpected”.
Kit Kat revamped their website to co-incide with the release. This included a tech specs of Kit Kat, universal compatibility, unlimited standby time and even small print that says:
Wow this really is small print isn’t it? Look how tiny it is. How are you even reading this? Come to think of it, why are you even reading this?? This is no way to spend your break! You’ve just read all of that stuff about how awesome the KITKAT 4.4 is and you still haven’t run out and got one? Wow, tough crowd.
As soon as I finish writing this I’m gonna get one from my secret stash and go drink milk through it like a straw. I have to keep my stash secret because my grandmother looks at me all puppy eyed if I don’t share it with her. Is it still puppy eyed if it’s your gran? I suppose it would be gran eyed? Or granny eyed? Let’s go with granny eyed. I feel like we’ve just coined a new phrase. Where’s the ‘trademark’ symbol on this keyboard? Ah here it is ™. GrannyEyed™. I wonder if that’s legally binding? Hey, let’s see if we can get it trending! #GrannyEyed. Tweeted. The Internet has it now. It’s out of our hands. I feel like we’ve just started something epic. Ok, well this was a lovely chat. I’m gonna go and grab that KITKAT now. Fancy a break?
(we made the smalll print larger for you, btw).
Kit Kat is running a contest giving away a Nexus 7 tablet.
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