Mantenna – T.I. Arrested Again

September 2, 2011
Rapper T.I gets arrested again, Mel B. has a baby, and America's manliest city is revealed…the Mantenna pumps up the jam!

Rapper T.I. Arrested…Again

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Nashville, Tennessee is America's Manliest City, according to Combos' "America's Manliest Cities" study. The home of country music regained the top spot after losing out to Charlotte last year. It is the second time in three years Nashville has won the title. The study looked at 50 major metropolitan areas and ranked them from manliest to least manly. Cities were awarded points for having manly businesses such as hardware stores, gun shops, and steak houses. Cities lost "man points" if they contained a high number of cupcake stores, sushi restaurants, and coffee shops. Nashville's love of rodeo, pickup trucks, and home improvement helped it take home the coveted title. Charlotte, Oklahoma City, Memphis, and Columbia rounded out the top five. Los Angeles was named the least manly city. [Biz Journals]

Google Cleans House

Google has put the kibosh on some of its products. The tech behemoth announced today it was shutting down or streamlining 10 of its products. Google Pack, Google Web Security, Aardvark, and Fast Flip are among the company's products destined for the dust bin. Google's senior vice president Alan Eustace saying, "This will make things much simpler for our users, improving the overall Google experience. It will also mean we can devote more resources to high impact products—the ones that improve the lives of billions of people." Google says the majority of the products it's discontinuing have outlived their usefulness and will allow staff to focus on "higher-impact products." [CNET]