How I transitioned into the freelance economy

June 22, 2017

… I knew I had to make a drastic change. So I took a hard look at my role and skillsand realized I could do the same job, at half the cost. It would be a win-win, as long as my employer was on board. During our touchbase, I informed my boss that I was overpaid. After the initial shock wore off, I made my offer. Im starting a social media consulting service, I began. Would you like to be my first client? I proposed that my employer agree to a one-year commitment and pay half of my salary, …

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Uber cofounder laments culture problems, fails to mention key problem

June 21, 2017

… forward. Weve formed a new executive leadership team, and the board is actively recruiting new directors and talented executives,” he wrote. It is unclear what Camp believes this “higher standard” to be. But we do know it involves pushing harder except with more people this time. “We should still push hard for what we believe in, and be much more collaborative going forward,” he wrote. What say you, Travis? WATCH: Don’t start a fight at this botanical garden …

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Instagram finally accepts branded content with official tool

June 15, 2017

… into this, its much harder than you think. We’re trying to cover media companies and musicians, people who have different kinds of deals, sponsorship with brands over years or a one-off,” Porch said. So is this the end of #ad? Not so fast. “Creators should still check with their own team and their counsel,” Porch said. It’s only available to a handful of creators so far. WATCH: This cutting board has a built-in knife so you can chop like a pro More From this …

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Travis Kalanick takes leave of absence to work on Travis 2.0

June 15, 2017

… recommended that Kalanick’s responsibilities be reviewed and reallocated. Uber’s board of directors, which includes media mogul Arianna Huffington, Uber cofounder Garrett Camp, and venture capitalist Bill Gurley, voted to approve all recommendations. Sweeping changes have already been ongoing at Uber. The company has seen the departure of numerous top executives. Emil Michael, formerly senior vice president of business and known to be Kalanick’s right-hand man, resigned from …

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Facebook’s Instant Articles are getting more ads after publishers began to flee

June 9, 2017

Image: facebook The Guardian is out. So is The New York Times. SEE ALSO: Facebook is going to do something about those terrible ads on your website Facebook has failed to keep the two of the most reputable newspapers on board with Instant Articles, the publishing platform where articles are uploaded directly to the social network. But Facebook is not giving up. On Thursday, the social network added more ad placements in Instant Articles. Any publisher can now insert ads in the related …

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The Secret Sorority at Penn States Deadly Hazing Party

June 5, 2017

… activities, Trilogy is not a sorority. Not technically. Not in the eyes of Penn State. Trilogy was born in 2009, out of the ashes of Penn States Delta Delta Delta sorority, which had been shuttered by the national executive board due to alleged hazing and risk-management violations, according to a press release from the national sorority at the time. Risk-management violations deal with the unauthorized use of drugs and alcohol. While sororities are often closed for low enrollment numbers, …

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USA 1967: When American soccer’s Summer of Love ended in tears – BBC News

Their positive reaction to the football – a sport most viewers actually knew little about – prompted a group of US businessmen to get together to draw up plans to establish a professional football, or soccer, league in the country. Image copyright Keystone/Getty Images Image caption The Beatles led the so-called British Invasion of the US in the 1960s Back then Mr Rothenberg was a lawyer for sports entrepreneur Jack Kent Cooke, owner of the Los Angeles Lakers basketball …

May 27, 2017
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A Fappening Victim Speaks Out: Teresa Palmer on the Celebrity Nude Photo Hack

It began August 31 of last year. That day, around 500 revealing photos of celebrity women, including Jennifer Lawrence, Kate Upton, and Scarlett Johansson, were posted to the online message board 4chan and spread like wildfire on sites Imgur and Reddit. Subsequent cache dumps targeted the likes of Kim Kardashian, Rihanna, and supermodel Cara Delevingne.Apple soon revealed that the stolen images were obtained via a series of brute force attacks (a very targeted attack on user names, passwords, …

May 21, 2017
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Dont Pass Go: AI Will Beat You at Pretty Much Everything

Earlier this month, in a paper published in Nature, Google DeepMind researchers revealed that theyve attained the holy grail of artificial intelligence game-playing: besting the European champion in the ancient Chinese game of Go. Go is deceptively simple: players put down black and white stones on points on a 19 x 19 gridded game board (thats 361 squares; smaller game boards are available for shorter games). The objective is to control real estate on the board without getting surrounded and …

May 21, 2017
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Apparent airplane debris found off coast of Bahamas

(CNN)The US Coast Guard is searching for survivors after finding what is believed to be airplane debris 15 miles east of an island in the Bahamas on Tuesday. The Coast Guard had been searching for an airplane with four Americans aboard that was reported missing Monday. On board were Jennifer Blumin, 40, from New York City, Nathan Ulrich, 52, from Lee, New Hampshire; and Blumin’s 3-year-old and 4-year-old sons. …

May 17, 2017
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What It’s Like To Spend A Day In The Life Of The Women’s March Leaders

… organizing giant pieces of paper, lots of notepads, Clorox wipes, markers, post-its and a white board. St. Bernard gave her mother-in-law a quick call to check in on her son. With the WNYC interview done, Mendoza hopped on the subway to go to the Refinery29 offices. She was there to check out filming space for a new project shes working on that combines her filmmaking and the Womens March initiatives. Alexandra Svokos My films dealt with social movement, social issues, Mendoza said. They …

May 15, 2017
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Our New American Gods: A Celebration of Immigrants in the Face of Trumpism

… first started talking about doing this [show] two and a half years ago, the immigrant stories were always the emotional foundation because everyone could get on board with immigrant stories, says Green. Now, representing immigrant stories has become a political act. And thats fascinating in a very dark way. We are living in a political climate where hate has been pushed out of many Americans and its what we see first before we see the color of their eyes, laments Fuller. And that is a great …

May 15, 2017
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