How to get a job at: Getty Images

June 23, 2017

… purest form of communication embodying the companys core values of trust, transparency, and openness. Getty Images powerful visual content appears every day in the worlds most influential newspapers, magazines, films, books and media, and the company has job opportunities all around the world. The best part? You dont have to be a pro photographer to have a chance at this company. I sat down with Gettys Global head of Talent Acquisition, Katie Cushing, to find out how to get a foot in the door …

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How do you get over your home burning down? – BBC News

June 22, 2017

Image caption Maria De Vita’s neighbour died in the fire When Maria De Vita heard glass smashing at her home in Princes Risborough, Buckinghamshire, she thought it was someone outside doing a spot of late-night recycling. She later discovered it was one of next door’s windows exploding in a fire in which her neighbour died. Ms De Vita woke her two young daughters and they left the house with nothing. The girls even had to go to school the next day dressed only in their …

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

June 19, 2017

… Articles, Facebook stressing friends over news, or Facebook shutting outlets out of its trending topics (Facebook is a bit of a preoccupation.) Vice Media head Shane Smith has warned of an impending “media bloodbath” every few months for the past year. Each of those threats has certainly contributed to a slow-burn decline of the media business that’s killed off publications, made mass layoffs a regular occurrence, and gradually drummed out an experienced workforce in favor of …

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After the game, can the good feelings last?

June 16, 2017

… head mask in the likeness of President Trump. Amid Griffin outrage, the left asks: What about Ted Nugent? And even as he offered a videotaped message of unity at Thursday night’s baseball game, Trump’s campaign sent out a fundraising email targeting Democrats. “After their BILLION-DOLLAR election loss, all Democrats have done is OBSTRUCT President Trump and maniacally scream the word ‘RUSSIA’ until they’re blue in the face,” the email read. …

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Congressional baseball players: We must unite

June 15, 2017

… the day in the hallways of the Capitol — and head a few blocks down the road to Washington Nationals Park to work together for a good cause. We hope the bipartisan, unified, and civil sentiment at Thursday’s baseball game will carry into Friday’s debates. And we will continue to bring that message to Congress and the American people. Rep. Kevin Yoder and Rep. Emanuel Cleaver are the bipartisan co-chairmen of the Congressional Civility Caucus. Kevin Yoder plays outfield for …

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Going Wonder-ground: How Oh Wonder were inspired by conversations with strangers on the Tube – BBC News

June 15, 2017

… feeling of connecting with other people; a theme that runs through the record. The duo were moved to write about “what it means to be a human in this day and age” after a head-spinning two years, in which their music became an online phenomenon, resulting in a record deal and a tour that ran to more than 200 shows around the world. Best year ever The success caught them completely off guard. Oh Wonder was conceived as a songwriting project, whereby the two musicians could subsidise …

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Travis Kalanick takes leave of absence to work on Travis 2.0

June 15, 2017

Image: getty images/nicolas mccomber Uber CEO Travis Kalanick is taking a leave of absence from the company he built into one of the world’s biggest private businesses. It’s not clear how long Kalanick will be away from Uber or who will be serving as interim head of the company, but the move signals the biggest shift yet for the ride-hailing giant since the emergence of allegations of systemic workplace dysfunction that included sexual harassment and discrimination. …

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

June 9, 2017

… Brown, Facebook’s first-ever head of news partnerships, spoke at ROAR, social media management company SocialFlow’s user conference held in May. “For those who arent achieving that goal we want to work on that,” Brown said during her keynote. “If we can get the monetization right, we think it will be better for everybody.” Facebook is also promoting other tools within Instant Articles. Publishers can build “call-to-action” units, where they can …

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The Saudi Prince, the Sheikh and a Gulf Renegade

June 9, 2017

The choreographed statements by Saudi Arabia and three allies to quarantine Qatar at just after 6 a.m. on June 5 were not signed, but there was no mistake about who was behind them. The move to halt air and sea transport and shut the tiny Gulf nation’s only land border carried the fingerprints of two of the Arab world's most powerful leaders: Saudi Arabia’s young deputy crown prince, Mohammed bin Salman, and Sheikh Mohamed bin Zayed, the de facto head of the United …

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

June 6, 2017

… space it needs to breed." Representatives for the two companies issued statements on Sunday saying they've been working to improve the technology to identify and remove inappropriate content, including posts and files that are terror-related. Nick Pickles, UK head of public policy at Twitter, said: "We continue to expand the use of technology as part of a systematic approach to removing this type of content." Google said, "We are committed to working in partnership with …

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Quant Manager of $6 Billion Backs Stocks Hidden From Front Pages

June 5, 2017

No news is good news. At least for investors seeking stable returns, it’s better to buy companies that aren’t in the spotlight. To exploit a so-called low-volatility anomaly, the head of quantitative equity management at BNP Paribas SA invests in stocks that seldom get any attention in the media. “People are attracted by companies where they get a lot of information,” Laurent Lagarde said in an interview in Oslo. “They tend to prefer more volatile stocks for …

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The Secret Sorority at Penn States Deadly Hazing Party

June 5, 2017

… report, its underage members were present at the very party where Piazza was forced to chug cheap vodka, shotgun beers, and run through an alcohol obstacle course while his brothers poured beer on top of him. Piazza was trying to get around two of the sorority women sitting on the stairs, when he fell, head first, 15 feet down them, according to a lawyer for one of the charged students. The members of Trilogy wont be included in these new safety measures. Because, despite its origins and social …

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Justin Bieber’s Wednesday morning Instagram spam is full of mystery

June 1, 2017

Image: photo by FABIO TEIXEIRA/Anadolu Agency/Getty Images Since Just Bieber returned to Instagram, he’s used the platform to experiment with artistic expression, whether he’s announcing his conjunctivitis diagnosis of documenting his abs. Usually, he’s documenting his abs. This morning, Bieber was so inspired that he Instagrammed 26 times in a single hour, including a TMZ screenshot of himself getting into an altercation and a photoshop of his head on Halsey’s body. In …

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What happened to Robert the smoking robot? – BBC News

June 1, 2017

… had built a prototype in 1938, which he had installed in Kettering’s Temperance Hall. The robot had a microphone and speaker in its head and hidden assistants would surprise the unsuspecting people walking past. “They (the assistants) would be looking down at people passing by and suddenly say something about someone’s pink hat,” he said. His father then moved on to the more advanced Robert, who could move his arms and hands. Image copyright Northamptonshire Evening …

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As Trump’s Aides Touted His Alliance-Building, European Leaders Mocked And Disparaged Him

May 31, 2017

… cooperate with us on a variety of things Iran, the Middle East, international economics that makes it harder to get anything done. There could be an element of domestic political calculation at play for leaders in Europe. Macron recently prevailed in French elections in which Trump openly rooted for his opponent. And elections are approaching in Germany, where even Merkels main rival criticized Trumps treatment of the chancellor. At the same time, it is a risky move for a head of state to …

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These new 3D scan fit helmets could make football safer

Riddell's next step in football helmet technology includes personalized 3D head scans.Image: lili sams/Mashable Helmets already make the violent game of football safer, but one of the biggest equipment makers in the sport is making them even better. It’s developed a new process to create helmets that could play a role in preventing the traumatic head injuries that currently plague the game and threaten its future. Riddell, the company behind the helmets worn by around 60 percent of …

May 28, 2017
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REPORT: Trump To Set Up ‘War Room’ To Repel Russia Probe Attacks

… has gained new urgency since the Justice Department appointed a special counsel to head the investigation, the sources said. A person in regular touch with the White House said it needed a different structure to focus on the new reality that there would be continued leaks to the media from the law enforcement and intelligence communities, leaks that have increased in frequency since Trump fired former Federal Bureau of Investigation Director James Comey on May 9. The White House declined to …

May 27, 2017
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Here’s a sneak peak into Southeast Asia’s first ever Apple store

… high profile stores across the world, which are in places like Ginza, Dubai, Soho and New York. Image: YVETTE TAN/MASHABLE Image: yvette tan/mashable The store is also home to the Today at Apple program, which sees Apple stores around the world offer workshops, events and in-store classes. “We offer Today at Apple sessions across different categories such as photography, art, coding, music,” said Ashley Middleton, head of programming for Today at Apple. “The goal is …

May 27, 2017
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ABC’s ‘Dirty Dancing’ Remake Became Cringey Real Fast

… over the head with character exposition and the feminism that felt so fresh and subversive in the original film. All the out-of-place singing numbers Jerry Orbachs and Kelly Bishops characters never offered any indication in the original film that behind their picture-book marriage was a dried-up sex life and the threat of divorce, but thats what Babys parents were up to this time around. The resolution at the end they decide to stay together, nearly get caught by their kids while …

May 25, 2017
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Monica Lewinsky Bids Roger Ailes Goodbye In Scathing NYT Column

… News. It is, I hope, instead an obituary for the culture he purveyed a culture that affected me profoundly and personally. Lewinsky outlines the way that Ailes success building Fox News into the cable juggernaut it is today was intimately tied to the sensationalization and 24/7 coverage of her most painful public moments. She writes: Just two years after Rupert Murdoch appointed Mr. Ailes to head the new cable news network, my relationship with President Bill Clinton became public. Mr. Ailes, …

May 24, 2017
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Bill Maher: The Indisputable Godfather of Political Late-Night

… Vladimir Putin has of him doing something in a hotel room with a hooker, but he sure acts exactly like a man would if you had a blackmail tape on him. You were all over the Trump-Putin connection back in July of last year. Why do you think this didnt become a bigger story until after Trump became president? Because Hillarys emails! [Screaming in mock horror] Because Hillary was using a private server I mean, thats part of it. James Comey released that letter. I mean, James Comey is the head of …

May 21, 2017
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A Banksy-esque florist places surprise flower arrangements all over NYC

… life in peace… We woke up today with Lennon’s lyrics in our head. LMDs first random act of flowers in Strawberry Fields. 19 days to vote. LMD was here. #flowersforthepeople #randomactsofflowers #lennonmemorial #imaginemosaic #lmdwashere #flowerbomb #peace #hope #lovemakesadifference #lewismillerdesign A post shared by Lewis Miller Design (@lewismillerdesign) on Oct 20, 2016 at 4:39am PDT I guess our idea to give flowers to the people is a hit. Peace, love and hope is in …

May 19, 2017
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Facebook’s still buying up sports rights now including baseball

… its biggest addition yet. SEE ALSO: George W. Bush, unconcerned with politics, photobombs a sports reporter “Baseball games are uniquely engaging community experiences, as the chatter and rituals in the stands are often as meaningful to fans as the action on the diamond,” said Dan Reed, Facebooks head of Global Sports Partnerships, in a statement. By distributing a live game per week on Facebook, Major League Baseball can re-imagine this social experience on a national scale. Tech …

May 19, 2017
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CrossFit brings its live competitions to Facebook

… the social network, especially as it competes for live sports deals and audience attention with Twitter and Amazon. Twitter recently lost out to Amazon for the digital rights to stream NFL’s Thursday night football games. Few things bring people together like live sports events, so we look forward to fans on Facebook rallying around CrossFit’s biggest moments, Dan Reed, Facebooks head of global sports partnerships, said in a statement. WATCH: This might be the cutest and tiniest …

May 18, 2017
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Eurovision streaker wearing Australian flag has quite a history of pranks

… Angeles. Pitt told People in a statement that Sediuk “stage-dived” over the barrier towards him. “I took a step back; this guy had latched onto my lapels. I looked down and the nutter was trying to bury his face in my crotch, so I cracked him twice in the back of the head not too hard but enough to get his attention, because he did let go. I think he was then just grabbing for a hand hold because the guys were on him, and he reached up and caught my glasses.” Then in …

May 17, 2017
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