In a New York minute, Ricketts shuts DNAinfo and Gothamist

Joe Ricketts has pulled the plug on DNAinfo and The Gothamist. The popular websites went dark Thursday just as Ricketts, the sites’ chief executive, informed staffers of the “difficult decision.” The stunning news came in the form of an email from Ricketts, the billionaire investor who had started DNAinfo eight

Having trouble climaxing? There’s an app for that

“I was a little uncomfortable in being faced with a vulva to play with on my iPhone,” said single Australian woman Kellie, 47, “but I thought if men used this app for practice then my sex life would be fabulous!” Kellie is one of many Australian women using sexual

Having trouble climaxing? There’s an app for that

“I was a little uncomfortable in being faced with a vulva to play with on my iPhone,” said single Australian woman Kellie, 47, “but I thought if men used this app for practice then my sex life would be fabulous!” Kellie is one of many Australian women using sexual

In a New York minute, Ricketts shuts DNAinfo and Gothamist

Joe Ricketts has pulled the plug on DNAinfo and The Gothamist. The popular websites went dark Thursday just as Ricketts, the sites’ chief executive, informed staffers of the “difficult decision.” The stunning news came in the form of an email from Ricketts, the billionaire investor who had started DNAinfo eight

Ad Age is getting a new look in rebrand effort

Amid the tsunami of layoffs, cutbacks and resignations currently plaguing the magazine business, it’s an odd time for a magazine to relaunch — let alone entirely rebrand.But Advertising Age — Crain Communications’ 87-year-old ad industry bible — is doing just that at the kickoff of Advertising Week on Monday.Next week,

New neo-Nazi website host hit with DDoS attack

The Web hosting company behind the newly revived “Daily Stormer” site suffered connectivity issues Thursday when it was hit with a distributed denial of service attack.DreamHost posted online that its engineers confirmed the attack — in which an online computer system is flooded with outside traffic — before restoring service.Earlier

Hacked celebrity nude website survives because of its secrecy

Tiger Woods and Lindsey Vonn are the most recent victims of a private photo leak to threaten legal action. However countless celebrities have fallen victim to their most private moments being made public and lately one website seems to be doing a lot of the sharing: Celeb Jihad.“Websites like Celebjihad.com

US digital rights group slams tech firms for barring neo-Nazis

SAN FRANCISCO – A digital rights group based in San Francisco on Thursday criticized several internet companies for removing neo-Nazi groups from servers and services, saying the actions were “dangerous” and threatened free expression online.GoDaddy Inc, Alphabet’s Google, security firm Cloudflare and other technology companies moved this week to block

US digital rights group slams tech firms for barring neo-Nazis

SAN FRANCISCO – A digital rights group based in San Francisco on Thursday criticized several internet companies for removing neo-Nazi groups from servers and services, saying the actions were “dangerous” and threatened free expression online.GoDaddy Inc, Alphabet’s Google, security firm Cloudflare and other technology companies moved this week to block

Neo-Nazi site dropped by Google gets Russian domain

A neo-Nazi website has lost its .com — but gained an .ru.After getting dropped by GoDaddy and Google earlier this week, Daily Stormer is back online with a new Russian domain name as of Wednesday morning, Ars Technica reported.“What has happened is that we’ve been given a massive amount of

Judges expand ADA rule to include more websites

Ka-ching!A gold mine for the plaintiff’s bar has recently gotten deeper and wider.Rulings this month by two New York federal court judges expanded the number of corporate Web sites that must comply with the Americans with Disabilities Act — prompting a new rush of lawsuits against unsuspecting stores. More On: websites GoDaddy drops

Rentboy CEO gets light sentence for running gay prostitution site

A Brooklyn judge handed the founder and CEO of Rentboy a six​-​month sentence Wednesday — saying she was convinced he built what was once the largest gay escort site ever “for a good purpose.”“I struggled with sentencing of this case,” Brooklyn Federal Court Justice Margo Brodie told Jeffrey Hurant. “It

Lawyers cash in on suits demanding ADA-compliant Web sites

Retailers across the country are getting slammed for operating Web sites that discriminate against the blind or visually impaired.Businesses in New York and California appear to be getting hit the hardest, legal experts said.In New York, 14 retailers have been sued in the past 13 days, court papers reveal.Big-name retailers

Creepy “Pharma bro’ owns websites named after journalists

Of course he’s jacking up the price.Infamous “Pharma Bro” Martin Shkreli bought website urls in the names of two female journalists covering his trial​, including a Post reporter​, ​and announced Tuesday that he’s sell​ing​ the domains for $12,000 ​– a 1000​-​percent markup.“Selling http://www.emilysaul.com and http://www.megtirrell.com to raise money for my