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Sex.com domain sold for $13 million

Posted by John Kilhefner Categories: Corporate News, Internet


In perhaps the only instance in America where it is okay to sell sex for money, Clover Holdings Ltd successfully bid on the Sex.com domain name up for sale by its owners Escom LLC.

Escom was forced to sell the incredibly valuable domain name after filing for bankruptcy. In May, Escom hired Sedo.com to help find buyers for the domain name which they bought for $14 million back in 2006.

The deal has not yet been accepted by the bankruptcy court, but we suspect that it will soon be finalized. Whatever Clover Holdings Ltd plans to do with the domain name is not known, but whatever it is, we’re sure it will be sexy.

Read More | Reuters


Gender Genie Algorithms Detect Author’s Sex?

Posted by Sheila Franklin Categories: Internet, Misc. Tech, Science

Gender Genie

We were so fascinated by a blog we wrote last week that mentioned being able to tell the sex of a writer from content that we just had to explore it more. Our research ended up at the Gender Genie. Based on the algorithm developed by Moshe Koppel of Bar-Ilan University in Israel and Shlomo Argamon of the Illinois Institute of Technology, you simply place some text on the site and it tells you if the writer is male or female. Try it yourself and note that they suggest something written with at least 500 words. We submitted one that was 471 words with these results.

In all fairness, we tried it again with a shorter piece but the result was the same. Hmmm. So much for math and science.


Read More | bookblog

Sex Sells iHolic HTV-200 TV/PMP

iHolic HTV-200

Korean company iHolic has unveiled its HTV-200 DMB TV and PMP. The device features a 2.4-inch color TFT display, a SD-Card slot, USB 2.0, 512 MB/1 GB/2 GB internal memory options, MP4 video and MP3 audio support, and a JPG photo viewer. Getting touted with the sexiest of ad campaigns, the black HTV-200 has dimensions of 82 × 50 × 18.5 mm, weighs 76 g, and comes with a remote control and docking station for 188,000 WON on (~$203) iHolic’s website.

Read More | iHolic via I4U