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Technology

New smartphone app promotes voyeurism

The makers of a new and much-anticipated smartphone app called Color are operating on this principle: “We’re all inherently voyeuristic,” said Peter Pham, president and co-founder of the Palo Alto, California start-up.

Color, however, is a location-based, photo-sharing app that takes voyeurism to post-Twitter level by letting users see all of the photos that are being taken by strangers who happen to be within a 150-foot radius of the user’s smartphone.

Photos taken through the app, which launches on Thursday morning, are public by default. They’re stored on Color’s servers and the company owns them, said Pham, who co-founded the 30-person company with Bill Nguyen, previously of Lala.com and a force to be reckoned with in the tech world.

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Entertainment

Rapper 50 Cent makes $8.7 million by tweeting

The 35-year-old celeb, aka Curtis Jackson, helped pop the shares of a no-name penny stock company he’s invested in by 290 percent yesterday after chatting it up this weekend on Twitter, the social-networking site.

“You can double your money right now. Just get what you can afford,” Jackson tweeted about H&H Imports, a money-losing venture out of Clearwater, Fla., that owns TV Goods, a marketing firm recently founded by Kevin Harrington.

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Blogs

TheDaily: Tweet Opinions, What happens if you insert “Muslim”?


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Blogs

DailyTweet: Political Movements, Arizona Shooting

Tweet-Op on Sarah Palin's response to the Arizona Shootings
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ReTweets: Like for real @TreySongz …

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Entertainment

ReTweets: WikiLeaks @RepRonPaul

Wikileaks

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ReTweets/FB-Likes: Erin Jackson [#Comedy #Funny]

If you are in a ‘conversation’ with a Black woman and she begins clapping in sync with the words she’s speaking, you should cease being in that conversation. Immediately. #Recommendation #WarningShot

 

Erin Jackson, “a stand-up comedian living in DC who enjoys scrapbooking and gangsta rap”, Howard University grad

 

 

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Entertainment

Bill Cosby calls CNN to dispel Twitter rumors of his death



Bill Cosby made a maudlin call into Larry King Live last night to disprove reports of his own death, which circulated in certain Internet circles yesterday afternoon before achieving infamy as a Twitter trending topic. “I don’t want [whoever spread the rumor] to do this anymore, because this is my fourth time being reported [dead],” Cosby said in a phone interview with Kyra Phillips, who substituted for Larry King. Cosby said he found out about the rumor after receiving a frantic call from his daughter. “It’s no longer funny,” he concluded.