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    Default There's an App for that; TechCrunch stirs outrage with 'TitStare'

    What a pair of boobs.

    A blatantly misogynist presentation by a pair of smirking Australian programmers at the TechCrunch Disrupt 2013 show has drawn cries of outrage from the Internet. At the Sunday presentation, the grinning duo discussed an app they called “TitStare,” which purported to feature men staring at women’s chests -- for health reasons.



    “Did you know that looking at breasts is directly linked with a good healthy heart?” one of the presenters said to the other.

    “What’s the problem, Dave?” the first one asked in response. “Well, women just aren’t that warm to it,” he replied with a chuckle.

    In a second presentation for an app called “Circle Shake” a man simulated self-pleasure in front of the crowd.

    The TitStare app was presented by Jethro Batts and, according to Valleywag.

    After the Valleywag blog highlighted the cringeworthy stunts, calling the first “exactly as tasteless as it sounds,” TechCrunch co-editors Alexia Tsotsis and Eric Eldon posted an apology onto the website.

    “Earlier today, the spirit of our event was marred by two misogynistic presentations. Sexism is a major problem in the tech industry, and we’ve worked hard to counteract it in our coverage and in our own hiring.”

    “You expect more from us and we expect more from ourselves. We are sorry,” the note ended.



    Eric Eldon, another editor for the site, told the New York Post that the site didn’t have an appropriate review process in place for presenters.

    “TechCrunch didn’t have a good enough review system for screening presenting hacks,” Eldon said. “The hackathon organizers immediately took a much more stringent approach once we saw what happened with the two offenders. We are going to keep this from happening again.”

    Tech heavyweights including Facebook’s Mark Zuckerberg and Yahoo! CEO Marissa Mayer are set to attend the Disrupt show, which kicks into high gear in San Francisco Monday.
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    I was born with this app.
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    But apps like "Lulu" are totally okay
    "I respect that youre passionate about this but what your saying is complete idiocy..." - MF5150 on McDonald's "preying" on young kids.

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    There's actually a bit more to the story Zach...

    TechCrunch apologises for Aussie's 'misogynist' Titstare app

    http://www.perthnow.com.au/technolog...-1226715217612
    Last edited by Number 47; 09.09.13 at 07:37 AM.

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    Quote Originally Posted by ZachenFoot View Post
    But apps like "Lulu" are totally okay
    Probably don't want to know but, what is "Lulu"?
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    I went and looked up Lulu after I read that. I'm so old and out of touch.

    http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Lulu_%28app%29

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    Oh fuck off, Earth.

    As long as females continue to present them and I have working eyes, I'm gonna fuckin look. Jesus fuckin christ.
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    Quote Originally Posted by vanzefflin View Post
    I was born with this app.
    Damn! Beat me to it!!

    I was going to go with "I have two apps for that"
    Winners come and go; legends are forever.

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    I am so glad I am not a dating youth in this day and age.

    I followed a few links for collegiate signing day and found myself on my alma mater's Collegiate Times forums, and the crap on there made my head spin.

    I am far from a prude, but there just seems to me to be something wrong with forum topics about Susie from Alpha Phi's stinky pussy and Joe from Tau Kappa Epsilon's small dick.

    I keep harping on my boys, NOTHING is private anymore except for what you keep between your ears. Once you say it, do it, or type it out, there is a good chance it will be around forever.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Dave's Dreidel View Post
    I am so glad I am not a dating youth in this day and age.

    I followed a few links for collegiate signing day and found myself on my alma mater's Collegiate Times forums, and the crap on there made my head spin.

    I am far from a prude, but there just seems to me to be something wrong with forum topics about Susie from Alpha Phi's stinky pussy and Joe from Tau Kappa Epsilon's small dick.

    I keep harping on my boys, NOTHING is private anymore except for what you keep between your ears. Once you say it, do it, or type it out, there is a good chance it will be around forever.

    Well, it's true about Susie. Damn seagulls have been following her around for a month.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Dave's Dreidel View Post

    I keep harping on my boys, NOTHING is private anymore except for what you keep between your ears. Once you say it, do it, or type it out, there is a good chance it will be around forever.
    I hear ya, man. I tell that to my two boys at least every other day. I also make it clear that user names won't hide them, either. They're both on Youtube with stupid screen names they think will provide anonymity.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Dave's Dreidel View Post
    I am so glad I am not a dating youth in this day and age.

    I followed a few links for collegiate signing day and found myself on my alma mater's Collegiate Times forums, and the crap on there made my head spin.

    I am far from a prude, but there just seems to me to be something wrong with forum topics about Susie from Alpha Phi's stinky pussy and Joe from Tau Kappa Epsilon's small dick.

    I keep harping on my boys, NOTHING is private anymore except for what you keep between your ears. Once you say it, do it, or type it out, there is a good chance it will be around forever.
    Hence, why I dont want to post a video of me anywhere punching myself in the dick. (ahem...Brett?) Shamalama lives!
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