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Tay Zonday talks ‘Chocolate Rain’ on its 10th anniversary

His odd, but earnest music video went viral and became the source of many, many memes. What's life like for Tay today?

Nintendo’s Miitomo app signs up over 10 million unique users

Nintendo’s first dedicated mobile release, the odd “social experience” app Miitomo, was a surprise hit, and has crossed the 10 million unique users mark worldwide. Nintendo also has, to date, sparked more than 300 million conversations and more than 20 million Miifotos have been created. From April 29 to May 8, a special promotion “Celebrating […]

Miitomo signs up 4 million users, earns estimated $40k a day

Nintendo’s first smartphone app is a big hit out of the gate, luring over four million users since its launch on March 31. According to a recent report from SurveyMonkey, one million of its users are daily active users of the app, typically spending 7-8 minutes on the app over 2 to 3 sessions. Miitomo […]

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Tanner Zipchen brings a bit of the Prairies to Hollywood

The Saskatoon radio DJ gets a gig on the big screen thanks to a clever YouTube video and a talent for talk