Inside the stealthy club for entrepreneurs who want to change the world

April 26, 2017

… Valley and their many admirers. The Kairos Society’s global summit attracts an eclectic mix of the wealthy, famous and powerful. Dr. Mehmet Oz, former CIA director Mike Hayden, Bobbi Brown, former Greek Prime Minister George Papandreou, Amazon CTO Werner Vogels, actor Joseph Gordon-Levitt (who played the title character in Snowden), Virgin Galactic CEO George Whitesides, Periscope founder Kayvan Beykpour, AOL CEO Tim Armstrong, Rent the Runway CEO Jennifer Hyman and former Mexican …

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Facebook and GIPHY are now good friends

April 25, 2017

… GIPHY founder and CEO Alex Chung wrote to Lance in an email. “We think that’s really awesome. We hope Facebook will support the .gif native format someday and we are lobbying them to do so but that is up to them.” Back in 2013, Facebook did not provide a timeline for the future of GIFs on Facebook.com. GIPHY waited. Image: giphy Now, GIPHY and Facebook seem like the best of friends. Last week, Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg and his team presented the future of Facebook at …

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What Sheryl Sandberg can teach you about loss, grief, and resilience

April 25, 2017

… the biggest one every review of Option B has to face: Why should you take advice on life’s worst experiences from a billionaire tech executive? Sandberg has created the Option B community to help people find connections amidst loss and trauma. Image: optionb.org Sandberg doesn’t have the soulfulness of Oprah Winfrey, who uses her brand to nudge followers along the path of spiritual enlightenment. Nor is she from Momastery founder Glennon Doyle Melton’s school of being …

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Ilie Nastase: Romanian suspended from tennis after Fed Cup outbursts

April 25, 2017

(CNN)Ilie Nastase may have retired from tennis 32 years ago, but he appears to be still more than living up to his old nickname: “Nasty.” The 70-year-old Romanian, a two-time grand slam winner and former world No. 1, was provisionally suspended by the International Tennis Federation, or ITF, on Sunday from all its events for his behavior at a Fed Cup match. Follow @cnnsport Nastase hurled abuse at the chair umpire and the opposition during Romania’s World Group II playoff …

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It’s the worst possible time for ‘Girlboss’ on Netflix

April 22, 2017

… The soul-searching of the feminist movement post-election has caused more people to realize that feminism as used by businesses to sell their products, no matter how cool, is at least an incompatible match, if not an entirely hypocritical one. Girlboss is fictional. The show, based on the 2014 book #Girlboss by Nasty Gal founder Sophia Amoruso, follows a 23-year-old, shoplifting, aimless version of Amoruso who can’t keep a job and has an epiphany when she makes hundreds selling a $9 thrift …

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Netflix expects to hit 100 million subscribers this weekend

April 19, 2017

… Netflix now competes with Amazons Prime Video, as well as streaming services from cable network giants. Amazon expanded Prime Video to over 200 regions last year. The company has been aggressively securing rights for content to beef up its catalog. But this doesnt necessarily worry Netflixs co-founder and CEO Reed Hastings. Giving HBO as an example, Hastings said even as Netflix has grown, HBO hasnt seen a decline in its paying userbase. “Im not sure what (Amazon does) will really affect …

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Congress invited to light up for a 420 ‘joint session’

April 19, 2017

… event is a warmup for the advocacy group’s rally at the capitol on Monday to remove cannabis from the Controlled Substance Act and renew the Rohrbacher-Farr amendment which protects state-sanctioned medical cannabis use. Image: dcmj In a statement about Thursday’s event, DCMJ co-founder Adam Eidinger said, “Americans dont want a crackdown on legal cannabisthey want Congress to end cannabis prohibition once and for all.” The group hopes 1,000 free joints will change …

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SeatGeek spends $56 million on TopTix, will now handle ticketing for Buckingham Palace

April 19, 2017

… we have created by far the best user experience, SeatGeek co-founder Jack Groetzinger said in a statement. Combining these two platforms together positions SeatGeek as the best ticketing platform in the industry. Were thrilled to be working with the team from TopTix to continue to build our open ecosystem that is transforming the way people access live events. WATCH: NASA has discovered a water world in our solar system capable of sustaining life More From this publisher : HERE Recommended …

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This company wants to market your emotions through GIFs

April 14, 2017

… co-founder and CEO of Tenor, in a press release. With Tenor Insights, were making it easy for marketers to explore the Emotional Graph and better connect with consumers around a new dimension emotion. Tenor is not the only company that sees big business in GIFs. Alongside Tenor are other companies hoping to make big bucks, including Giphy, which was valued at $600 million after closing a funding round in October 2016. Tenor says about 200 million people per month use its platform to search and …

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How to be a persuasive leader (hint: it’s about the ‘moment before’)

April 13, 2017

… unlikely that well see another landmark from Cialdini anytime soon. For leaders and managers looking to become more persuasive, nothing is discouraging about that realization. Pre-Suasions insights offer wisdom for how we approach the moment before. And as long as we let the principle, power, pitfalls, and pinnacle of pre-suasion guide us, the path to getting what we want from the people we value most is brighter than ever. Aaron Orendorff is the founder of iconiContent and a regular …

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CNN 10 – April 10, 2017

April 10, 2017

… actors were all students with hearing loss. And since then, the No Limits group has produced 100 plays in 13 states and includes three education centers. Its founder is a CNN hero who wants to give all students the tools to do well in life. (BEGIN VIDEOTAPE) MICHELLE CHRISTIE, CNN HERO: A child with a hearing loss can achieve anything. When you grow up, what do you want to be? UNIDENTIFIED MALE: I want to be a successful businessman. CHRISTIE: Hearing loss does not impact your intellect. But …

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Where Pepsi went wrong with its disastrous ad, according to ad execs

April 7, 2017

… social causes with empty corporate posturing. Don’t expect that to end with The Pepsi-Jenner Disaster. “It’s a huge cultural shift,” said Max Lenderman, founder and CEO of the ad agency School, which specializes in social good-themed marketing. “There is this inherent power to it.” It hasn’t always been like this. The idea of working social causes into advertising is still relatively new, Lenderman said, only starting to catch on within the last decade. …

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The future of VR is here and Oculus Rift is one year old. So why isn’t it mainstream?

March 30, 2017

… ultimately losing a multi-million dollar lawsuit in February. Although the judgment cleared Oculus of the most serious allegations in the lawsuit related the code behind the Oculus Rift system, the bad press was poorly timed. It came not long after it was reported that company founder Palmer Luckey was linked to a pro-Trump political action group. (Luckey later refuted some of the claims). Some of the bad mojo started when Facebook acquired Oculus back in 2014, leading to an immediate outcry …

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Grindr isn’t just a hookup app, it’s now an LGBTQ publisher too

March 29, 2017

… hearing from our very engaged 3 million daily active users, it became clear that giving them content, through Into, that has a global perspective, but is also personalized and local will help them connect to a whole range of things they need in their day to day life,” explains Joel Simkhai, founder and CEO of Grindr. Grindr has been preparing for this launch for several months by establishing a roster of contributors including writers, influencers, activists, photographers and filmmakers …

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‘Tinder for elites’ is coming to London because dating isn’t already hard enough

March 28, 2017

… founder and CEO Amanda Bradford in a statement. The League will officially launch in London on April 25, and the app says it will select just 2,000 from the 10,000 people currently on its waitlist to join its founding London community. The app is free to download, but current U.S.-based users have the option of purchasing a yearly subscription for $179 a year, which gives access to “more prospects” and invites to exclusive events. WATCH: Willy, thirsty ferret, meat puppet and other …

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How to fight back against the excessive Photoshop that’s bad for body image

March 28, 2017

… can relate to. The body positive activist and founder of dothehotpants.com went viral in 2014 when she posted an article to her fashion blog spotlighting photos she wishes she hadn’t altered. Back then, she couldn’t see a place for fashion and body positivity to coexist. Today, the glimpses are there, but it’s still not mainstream, she said. Everyone’s still feeling around in the dark for a way to make it so. “Brands are starting to learn they can make money off …

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Here’s how an Uber recruiter discussed sexism with a potential hire

March 25, 2017

Image:  AP PHOTO/JEFF CHIU, FILE So it appears that some Uber recruiters are aware of the sexism problems at the ride-hailing giant. After Mashable published an interview with senior software engineer Kamilah Taylor, who publicly shared (on Twitter) her awkward interaction with Uber, another potential recruit sent his experience. SEE ALSO: Uber’s Travis Kalanick: Yep, I’m a jerk, basically Genady Okrain is the founder of an app called Momento GIFs and is based in San …

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In coach’s rant, a lesson for parents and athletes

March 23, 2017

(CNN)If you’ve been on Facebook this week, chances are you’ve seen someone share comments made by Geno Auriemma, coach of the University of Connecticut women’s basketball team. UConn hasn’t lost a game in more than two years and is in play for a fifth consecutive national title. Even after more than 30 years as head coach at UConn, Auriemma said that recruiting “enthusiastic kids is harder than it’s ever been.” In the video, he said that …

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Hey, Twitter: Julian Assange really wants that sweet blue tick

March 17, 2017

Julian Assange kinda, maybe wants to be verified.Image: Getty Images Fine, whatever. Julian Assange didn’t want to be verified anyway. He does, however, seem a little p*ssed at Twitter. Calling himself a “deplorable,” the WikiLeaks founder tweeted Thursday that the social media platform has a “binary class system with proximity to power represented by ‘blue tick’ insignia.” SEE ALSO: Trying to protect teens by censoring the internet probably …

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What Really Happens At Chinas Biggest Annual Political Gathering

March 14, 2017

… People’s Political Consultative Conference (CPPCC) on March 3, 2017 in Beijing. two terms limitin 1976 the founder of modern China Wang QishanCommunist Partys Politburo China’s Politburo Standing Committee member Wang Qishan at the CCPPCC opening session in Beijing.  Wang himself is 68, the age at which party leaders are conventionally asked retire and as such, allowing him to maintain power would go against traditional conventions of the party. If this year the NPC …

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CNN 10 – March 13, 2017

March 13, 2017

… and I’m here with the CEO and founder of the company. So, I’m going to try it out with you. (SPEAKING SPANISH) (translation): What you’ve seen here in Barcelona. ANDREW OCHOA, CEO, WAVERLY LABS: We went to a really great restaurant last night and had paella. BURKE: Fuimos a un restaurante realmente estupendo anoche y tenia paia. Almost there. Walk me through what’s happening here. OCHOA: You do need to pair the ear buds to the phone. Once you turn the microphone on it …

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