Have you sat down recently and considered all of the forms discrimination can come in? Legislation, hate speech, song lyrics and the worst, of course, being cupcakes.
Wait, what? Yes, it's true. According to the owner of Just Cookies, a bakery in Indianapolis, cupcakes can be a major way to discriminate against others, especially the homosexual community. A gay student group from Indiana University-Purdue University Indianapolis (IUPUI) wanted to place an order for rainbow frosted cupcakes or cookies and were refused.
To find out exactly what went down, hit the break.
Back in December,
Comcast came to agreement with NBC Universal to purchase them from parent company GE for $30 billion. Because of this, Jeff Zucker, President and CEO of NBC Universal, has announced he will leave the company when Comcast takes over.
To find out more about Zucker's decision, follow the break.
We all know that the tea partiers are a vocal people who attract a lot of attention to themselves, whether positive or negative. Usually when people attract a lot of attention to themselves,the Interwebz attack, often in the form of 4chan.
This week, 4chan decided that the Tea Party movement would be a good target of their teenage angst and took it upon themselves to alter the official party website. How better to affect the tea partiers than with porn and racial slurs?
Hit the break to find out the details of the attack.
Poor Symbian finds itself almost all alone as on September 24th a Sony Ericsson spokesperson announced that the they would no longer support the Symbian operating system and have also stopped in-house development pertaining to it. "We have no plans for the time being to develop any new products to the Symbian Foundation standard or operating system."
Hit the break to find out more about Sony's Android announcement.
Hit the break to find out what character gave Twitter so much trouble.
This weekend Allante and I spent at one of the largest anime conventions in the country, Anime Weekend Atlanta. This convention is completely different from the cons we have covered here on The UpStream in the past and totally in a positive way.
We were joined all weekend by our good friends from
the 3000 Brigade who spent the weekend in costumes (as always). They started the weekend as Playboy Bunny Peach, Zelda and Sheik with Mario and sexy Link and Red Link on Friday. Saturday we had the Raving Rabbids wandering the convention floor and taking pictures adding the Fire Emblem group at the end of the day. Today we brought back the Raving Rabbids (one cosplaying as Mario), and added Links and a gothic girl. Awesome as always.
For more about AWA, hit the break.