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2014-08-19 12:21:46

NEW YORK, Aug. 19, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- The Jalopnik Film Festival announced its panel of Volvo Cars Short Film judges, who will select only one lucky winner, to create their own auto-themed short film. The esteemed Volvo Cars Short Film panel will be comprised of Douglas Sonders and Nicholas Cambata of photo and video production company 8112 Studios, Mike Spinelli, founding Jalopnik editor and producer at /DRIVE, and Bodil Eriksson, Executive Vice President, Product, Brand and...

2014-04-10 23:28:42

This week Fundzinger has surpassed the 1000 client mark, becoming the top crowdfunding PR company in the world. Orange, CA (PRWEB) April 10, 2014 Fundzinger, the world's number one crowdfunding PR company, has reached the 1000 client mark. Fundzinger specializes in generating media coverage for projects on Kickstarter and Indiegogo. "Media coverage increases funding," says Romeo Mendoza, CEO of Fundzinger. "The more press coverage you can bring to your crowdfunding...

Colin Powell’s Facebook Page Hacked
2013-03-12 12:29:06

Michael Harper for redOrbit.com — Your Universe Online So far, 2013 has been the year of cyberattacks, leaving many companies and services hacked and much personal information breached. A recently popular attack is the Facebook/Twitter hack, which involves breaking into a person´s account (often a celebrity or high profile company) and posting all sorts of offensive statements, often in all caps. It´s the modern-day equivalent of spray painting expletives onto company...

Not Guilty Pleas Entered In iPhone Prototype Theft Case
2011-09-03 05:26:38

  A pair of men have pleaded not guilty to misdemeanor charges surrounding the sale of a lost Apple iPhone 4 they found in a bar early last year, the Associated Press reported Friday. The two men, 22-year-old Brian Hogan and 28-year-old Sage Wallower, both of California, were not in attendance during the Thursday court proceedings. Hogan faces one count of misappropriation of lost property, and Wallower faces that charge, as well as a second for possession of stolen property....

2011-07-12 06:00:00

NEW YORK, July 12, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- My Damn Channel announces the launch of Slacktory (http://slacktory.com), a creative, remix-happy blog about the pop culture of the internet. Slacktory will publish parodies of sites like Reddit and the Cheezburger network, guides for dominating the iTunes App Store by copying everyone else, PSAs for annoying Twitter friends, a plain-English translation of the Facebook terms of service, and online dating horror stories. Slacktory will also create and...

2010-12-15 05:45:00

Passwords stolen from gossip website Gawker were apparently used by hackers on Tuesday to flood Twitter with malicious spam about Acai berries. Users of the micro-blogging site were being warned not to click on any of numerous "tweeted" links to websites supposedly offering information about health benefits of Acai. The links are likely infected with malicious software that could harm personal computers, possibly giving hackers control of the machines. "Got a Gawker account that shares a...

2010-12-13 10:02:22

Gawker Media is advising subscribers to change their passwords after the website's user database was hacked over the weekend. "Our user databases appear to have been compromised," officials from the media conglomerate said in a statement posted online. "The passwords were encrypted. But simple ones may be vulnerable to a brute-force attack. You should change your Gawker password and on any other sites on which you've used the same passwords." "We're deeply embarrassed by this breach," they...

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