Facebook is releasing a new app for YouTube-like creators

June 25, 2017

… Instagram and Messenger. The app also will have more insights, such as who the creator’s followers are and how they are consuming the creator’s videos. Over the last year and especially at VidCon, Facebook has made a big push for being more of a YouTube-like destination, where users come to watch video. That includes Facebook making an effort to recruit more YouTube-like stars, as Mashable reported. Bringing in creators who can make high-quality, engaging video is another way …

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Sorry, but I feel kinda weird about ‘Snap Map’

June 24, 2017

… friends who are represented in Bitmoji. The map, accessible by pinching your fingers in the app’s camera, updates users’ locations whenever the app is in use. While the feature doesn’t track your location while you’re off the app, if you’re a heavy Snapchat user, the map can give a reliable idea to friends as to your whereabouts. Snap Map is off by default and users have to opt in if they want to make themselves visible on the map. And, you can also choose who sees …

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This factory once made gas-guzzling Hummers now it’s making electric cars

June 23, 2017

Electric cars are in, Hummers are out at an Indiana plant.Image: Getty Images for Go Ultra Low A U.S. auto plant that once made giant gas-guzzlers will now make cars that don’t need gas at all. AM General, which previously built the Hummer H2, sold its factory in South Bend, Indiana to the electric carmaker SF Motors, both firms announced Thursday. SF Motors will pay $110 million to produce “intelligent electric vehicles,” according to publicly available filings. It will spend …

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How to get a job at: Getty Images

June 23, 2017

… we want to know about their experience, work history, and what drives them, but I always leave a lot of time for the candidate to ask questions. We want to make sure they think were the right fit as well. I love hearing questions that show they did their research on Getty Images, and use those as a starting point for a deeper discussion. Its important for candidates to know whats going on with us and our industry, and how that impacts their opportunities here and where they could see themselves …

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Here are the funniest lines from a coal CEO’s attempted takedown of John Oliver’s coal industry takedown

June 23, 2017

… he’s not a huge fan of the industry’s practices. Public shame and disgrace “The Defamatory Statements are defamatory per se in that, on their face, they reflect upon Plaintiffs’ reputation and character in a manner that: injured Plaintiffs’ reputation and subject Plaintiffs to public hatred, ridicule, shame, or disgrace.” This would actually make a good blurb for Oliver’s show. WATCH: John Oliver proves Trump’s scandals are way worse than …

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MLB swings for the VR fences with Samsung, Intel partnerships

June 22, 2017

… virtual reality, while the latest Nielsen Games 360 U.S. Report lists the Samsung Gear VR as the most recognized VR device among mainstream consumers. Given those findings, it’s no surprise that MLB is giving this whole mobile VR thing a shot. But whether the slow pace of the game will mesh well with extended periods inside an immersive plastic headset is something only time and testing will reveal. VR video may indeed become popular in the coming years, but if I had to make an educated …

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Raids on trolls’ homes show Germany’s done with online hate speech

June 22, 2017

… be given a week before they were determined permissible or not. Noncompliance could result in 50 million fines for social media sites. If it passes, the law would be yet another European move to make social media sites pay significant sums of money for not complying with European standards of online behavior and practice. In 2018, for example, European Union governments will be allowed to fine Facebook, Google, and other online giants up to 4 percent of their yearly revenue (read: billions of …

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College offers courses in becoming a bona fide social media influencer

June 22, 2017

Image: AFP/Getty Images Wanna become an Instagram star? Now, you can get a formal education for that. A university in China is offering courses that are meant to equip students with the skills they need for online fame. SEE ALSO: Instagram influencers are utter nonsense, and Fyre Fest proves it From make-up classes, catwalk practice to dance performances, the Yiwu Industrial and Commercial College (YWICC) near Shanghai says it knows what you need to become a social media celeb. Image: …

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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

… from the ride-hailing giant and other major executive and internal shakeups occurred. In that 2-minute read, titled “Uber’s path forward,” Camp reflects, a bit, on what happened and what is being done. “Like many of you, recent events have left me upset and deeply reflective. When we designed the Uber prototype app back in 2009, we were just focused on creating an app that would make it easier to get around,” Camp wrote. According to Camp, Uber is undergoing …

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Forget the IPO, the ICO is the cool new way to get funded

June 20, 2017

… might be in vain. There is a whole lot of /r/bitcoin style “this is good news” ITT… imo yes, it is a huge issue!https://t.co/Hi46zzPTxE Vlad Zamfir (@VladZamfir) June 13, 2017 There are also various tricks big players can employ to buy tokens before others; some companies are undertaking measures to make the playing field more even, with mixed success. Finally, ICOs aren’t regulated. A company that sets out to do an ICO will post some rules on a website, and …

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

June 19, 2017

… “It could be argued that publishers have engaged in a race to the bottom approach and supported these bad ad units because of the pressures Google and Facebook have placed on the industry,” he said. “But it didn’t need to be that way. I’d argue that if everyone is given an equal opportunity to sell non-bad ads, it doesn’t make much difference.” Next, Facebook tightened its algorithm for the nth time in a bid to squeeze out clickbaitonly this time, the …

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Grenfell Tower fire: Government staff sent in to Kensington and Chelsea Council – BBC News

June 18, 2017

… Image copyright Syria Solidarity Campaign Image caption Mohammed Alhajali became separated from his brother as they tried to escape Asked whether the government had revised building regulations, as recommended by a coroner, following another deadly fire in south London tower block in 2009, Mr Hammond said the government had responded “correctly and appropriately” to the recommendations. He said if the public inquiry found something needed to be done to make buildings safe, it …

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There’s a serious problem with Twitter’s account security

June 17, 2017

… your browsing history could also just make things worse But let’s back up for a second. No matter who you are, having your Twitter hacked would be a major bummer. In the case of political figures like Donald Trump, however, a hijacked account means more than just a headache think of the havoc a fake policy pronouncement could wreak? And so it was welcome news back in 2013 when Twitter rolled out two-factor authentication (2FA) to all of its users. This added layer of security allows users …

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Los Angeles lights Bat-signal for Adam West

June 16, 2017

… tribute to West’s portrayal of the “Bright Knight” on Thursday night. The West family encouraged fans who are unable to attend the ceremony to make a donation to either the Adam West Memorial Fund for St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital or Camp Rainbow Gold. More From this publisher : HERE Recommended ProductsDone For You – 100% Automated Sales Funnel (Install Service $120 Discount Applied) This System includes high performing Landing Page, $9.95 Front-End offer, $37 …

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After the game, can the good feelings last?

June 16, 2017

… consequences but change was not impossible. “I think it can happen if people are really motivated to make it happen. it happened after what happened in Tucson for a little bit,” Kelly said. More From this publisher : HERE Recommended ProductsEZ Video Creator – Basic – Viddyoze Special Create your own amazing videos using our massive library and easy cloud-based editing program.Credi Response Yearly Credi Response is a software that lets you send an automated response to anyone who …

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Instagram finally accepts branded content with official tool

June 15, 2017

… of how long its taken us to get here, we wanted to be very careful about it. We want to make a product that serves the creators, the brands and also the community,” said Charles Porch, creative program director at Instagram. Instagram also added analytics reach and engagement metrics that are shared directly with the selected brand when the tool is used. Brands can see these numbers on their Facebook Page manager, and creators can see it in the app. There was no legal pressure to add …

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

June 15, 2017

… admits he didnt foresee his rise to prominence during his early days of painting at the center. Instead, he believes Banksy truly began to make his mark when he changed his style and began using stencils. An early Banksy stencil in his home city of Bristol. Banksy himself admits in his book Wall and Piece that his switch in style came when aged 18 transport police chased him through a thorny bush after spotting him painting LATE AGAIN on the side of a train. Nation said that change led …

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Could football help ease tensions between North and South Korea?

June 13, 2017

… sharing hosting duties broke down. ‘Strong message’ FIFA’s Infantino welcomed Moon’s suggestion this week, adding that while there could be difficulties in achieving his goal, “it is important to make such an effort based on belief.” “It could send a strong message just by mentioning such a vision,” Infantino said, adding that he would bring up the matter with Chinese President Xi Jinping at a meeting later this week. International diplomacy …

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We really need to talk about 3-on-3 basketball becoming an Olympic sport

June 11, 2017

… Why it’s cool Pickup hoops in Berkeley, California. Image: JOSE SANCHEZ/AP/REX/Shutterstock Three-on-three half-court is arguably the funnest way to play not necessarily watch, but play basketball. Plenty of lifelong hoopers would rather run 3-on-3 half-court games than full-court 5-on-5 for reasons aside from sheer laziness. There’s more space on the floor. But, as opposed to two-on-two or one-on-one, each team still has enough players to make offense interesting. Meanwhile, …

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Student asks T-Pain for a senior quote and gets an amazing response

June 10, 2017

… …………… .slow clap* T-Pain (@TPAIN) June 6, 2017 Overall, Silvan was pretty pleased with the outcome. No one can ever make me feel bad ever again gabriel (@DRYRAlN) June 6, 2017 The lesson learned from this story is that T-Pain might not “Buy U a Drank”, but he just may help you look cool in high school. Not surprising coming from the man who has a meme tattooed on his hand. WATCH: 200 million dollars is for suckers! All you need is cardboard …

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Family throws extravagant quinceaera for 15-year-old feline

June 10, 2017

Pets are a part of our families, and we will go to the end of the earth and beyond to make them feel that way. So, when Luna the cat from Charlotte, North Carolina, turned 15 (!!), she got the party she always dreamed of: an extravagant, pink quinceaera. A quinceaera is a celebration of a girl’s 15th birthday with cultural roots in Latin America, but celebrated throughout the Americas. The coming of age is celebrated with a huge party, so there’s no way Luna could miss out on that! …

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‘Stranger Things’ Season 2 will explain what’s wrong with Mike

June 8, 2017

… during Christmas dinner. As the new season picks up, Will is still afflicted by the Upside Down, and it’s something his friends can’t help but notice. “They’re trying to make sure they don’t talk about it a lot, trying that whole ‘pretend it didn’t happen’ thing,” says Gaten Matarazzo, who plays Dustin.At a certain point, though, it simply can’t be ignored. SEE ALSO: The ‘Stranger Things’ kids rocked ‘Lip Sync …

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Here’s a Twitter list for Comey’s Senate testimony

June 8, 2017

… Thursday to the Senate Intelligence Committee. That’s the group leading the Senate probe into possible collusion between Russia and the Trump campaign leading up to the 2016 presidential election. Twitter will be inundated during the Senate testimony with #ComeyHearing, #Comey, and #ComeyTestimony tweets, so here’s a breakdown to get the most out of the online chatter. We made a list filled with politicians, journalists, experts, and more to make it easier to cut through the noise, …

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Katy Perry’s ‘Witness’ is a bleak crusade for intimacy in the digital age

June 7, 2017

… telephone is endlessly romantic the smartphone, so far, not so much. More often than not, it comes off as pure novelty. Britney Spears’ “Email My Heart” is a banner example as well as its dirtier counterpart, *NSYNC’s “Digital Getdown.” Beyonc made it work, but it was all in her delivery slinky and self-assured. Tackling the way we communicate now with Drake’s ease in a pop song is no small feat. Carly Rae Jepsen, though she doesn’t make the same …

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