Facebook and Google are taking unprecedented steps to crack down on bad ads

June 19, 2017

… remained wary of the search giant’s goodwill. It could have big consequences. AdBlock Plus, the world’s most popular ad blocker, claims to boast around 100 million active users; Chrome has well over a billion on both mobile and desktop (of course there’s overlap). Wieser, however, downplays how much impact it will ultimately have on publishers. It may drive prices for higher quality ads up, he says, but media companies will ultimately be competing on the same playing field. …

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The Revolutionary Street Art Project That Inspired Banksy And Empowered A City’s Youth

June 15, 2017

… go. Many of these guys had their own crazy, little dreams and he said what Barton Hill showed him was very powerful, that you could go on to follow those dreams. John Nation At that time, Nation says Banksy (who despite multiple attempts and theories has never been officially identified), wasnt producing the political or social commentary pieces that hes since become globally famous for. Nation claims Banksy is without doubt the biggest contemporary artist in the world right now, but …

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Travis Kalanick takes leave of absence to work on Travis 2.0

June 15, 2017

… the ride-hailing giant. Her claims included her manager discussing his sex life over work chat and having the company’s human resources department ignore her situation and then suggest that she move teams. But after her viral blog post, the concerns were finally no longer ignored. More people stepped forward, and in just the day after, Uber had enlisted Holder to conduct an investigation into Uber’s workplace culture. Kalanick revealed his decision to step down Tuesday, which he was …

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URGENT: The Latest: 3 Australians Among Injured in London Attacks

June 6, 2017

… Intelligence Group says Islamic State's news agency is claiming fighters for the extremist group carried out the van and knife attack in London that left seven people dead. SITE said in a statement Sunday that the Islamic State's Aamaq news service cited "a security source" in the Arabic-language posting claiming the attack. Islamic State has often made such claims not just when it has sent attackers, but when extremists carrying out deadly plots were inspired by the …

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White House Dodges Questions About Kushner Meetings With Russians

May 31, 2017

… discussed the possibility of opening up a secret channel for communications last year. But Spicer argued he could not address those claims because the stories wereunconfirmed and based on anonymous sources. Yet just a few hours before the briefing, Trump himself tweeted out a Fox News story that had no named author and was based on anonymous sources, and that also confirmed such discussions took place. The Huffington Post The Fox story claimed that it was Russian officials, and not Kushner, …

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These new 3D scan fit helmets could make football safer

… profiles” tracking their on-field collisions will give players, coaches, and medical staffs better insight into each individual’s playing style and how best to protect their heads. The company has a plan to bring its sensors and head protection together by 2022. Image: riddell Riddell is far from the only company working to improve football helmet design its biggest rival, Schutt (which claims 37 percent of the NFL market), released two new models last year, the Vengeance Z10 …

May 28, 2017
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Coke’s new label in Romania is also a music festival wristband

… wear them regardless. Among Coke’s festival partners is Transylvania’s Untold, one of the premiere musical events in Europe. The ad campaign was supposedly prompted by market research showing that four in 10 Romanian teens hadn’t had Coke in the past month. The soda company now claims the efforts has already reached three quarters of that same group and boosted sales by more than 10 percent in the country. WATCH: The top best shots in cinema without those damn characters in …

May 28, 2017
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Castlemorton Common: The rave that changed the law – BBC News

… “Every time I went out there were people in the field toileting – every time you looked out there were men with their trousers down,” she said. Image caption The encampment stretched up the hill from the farm near her house The ravers drifted off once the weekend was over but the travellers remained at Castlemorton until the Friday, partly to try and clear up, Mrs Spagg claims. “I think a lot of people were depressed about the mess and the waste, that’s why …

May 28, 2017
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The iPhone 8 is rumored to embrace another brand new display detail

… phone trend. SEE ALSO: Apple’s first store in Southeast Asia is here, and this is what it looks like DigiTimes,which has a hit-or-miss reputation for leaks, cites “industry sources” to report that panel suppliers will expand production in response to a high demand for 18:9 display panels in the second half of the year. One of those smartphone makers is supposedly Apple, which the sources claim has ordered the panels for a 5.8-inch 18:9 OLED screen. The report claims Samsung …

May 28, 2017
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A Fappening Victim Speaks Out: Teresa Palmer on the Celebrity Nude Photo Hack

… co-wrote with her husband, actor/filmmaker Mark Webber. Palmer claims that many of the A-list women targeted by the hackers got together in Los Angeles to commiserate and air their respective grievances. And the Hollywood women who gathered together (who she wouldnt name), all agreed that The Fappening was an act of misogyny. You know whats so unfortunate? Palmer says. All the women got together and talked it out. We all had photos of boyfriendssome are famous, some are notwho are naked, and …

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

… he could have his revenge. IBM denies those claims and says one of their computer scientists offered to rebuild the Deep Blue program in another machine, but Kasparov refused. Who can blame him? That same year, the computer program Logistello went 6-0 against the Othello world champion (17 years earlier, a program called Moor went 1-5 against the human champion). In 2011, IBMs Watson computer beat the top two human Jeopardy contestants of all time, outscoring them by over $50,000 (dont feel too …

May 21, 2017
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Alan Thicke’s sons in legal battle with his widow over estate

(CNN)Alan Thicke’s sons are gearing up to battle their father’s widow, Tanya Callau Thicke, over his estate. Thicke’s two eldest son, Brennan Thicke and musician Robin Thicke, filed a petition Tuesday in the Los Angeles County Superior Court after they allege that Callau disputes the prenuptial agreement she signed ahead of her marriage to the “Growing Pains” star in 2005. “Now that Alan is dead, Tanya claims there are numerous problems with the Trust and …

May 18, 2017
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