Kim Kardashian talks family drama and Paris robbery with Ellen DeGeneres

April 28, 2017

… because I feel like shes been through so much and theres, you know,” Kim explained, referencing details in Jenner’s new book The Secrets of My Life and Jenner’s current media blitz. “[Caitlyns] promoting this book and shes saying all these things and you know, I just dont think its necessary, you know, and I just feel like its unfair, things arent truthful,” she said. “Its taken her a really long time to be honest with herself, so I dont expect her to be …

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

April 26, 2017

… on April 21, 2017 in New York City. Image: Brad Barke/Getty Images for Kairos Society Hayden, the former CIA director, spoke about the importance of bringing together big data with historical knowledge. Wall Street Journal Editor in Chief Gerard Baker and New York Times CEO Mark Thompson spoke on the issues facing todays media industry. Amazon CTO Werner Vogels pitched fellows on the need for computing systems that can handle all the 6,000+ languages spoken in the world not just the handful …

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‘What were not doing is putting a newspaper on Snapchat’ — New York Times joins Snapchat Discover

April 25, 2017

Image: the new york times Remember this date in history: April 24, 2017, The New York Times launched on Snapchat Discover. All the news thats fit to print will be transformed into an edition on Snapchat, going live at 6 a.m. every weekday starting Monday. Its a dramatic moment for one of the worlds oldest and most respected newspapers and news brands to dedicate resources to a young app. SEE ALSO: Facebook to developers: Help us destroy Snapchat For Snap, the parent company of Snapchat, its …

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Prince Harry and Prince William are royals for the millennial generation

April 25, 2017

… audience. SEE ALSO: William and Harry tell Kate what it was really like after they lost their mum Over the past decade, the royal family has gradually stepped up its online presence, establishing large followings on Facebook, Instagram, Twitter, YouTube and Flickr. But it’s Prince William’s and Prince Harry’s use of social media to talk candidly about their lives that’s appealing to younger audiences. Prince Harry and Prince William have grabbed headlines in the past …

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Celebrities show up to support the March for Science

April 23, 2017

As hundreds of Marches for Science took place around the globe, science-loving celebrities sounded off on social media to show their support. A few marched themselves (looking at you, Peter Capaldi). Others, unable to make it, sent messages of encouragement and thanks to participants. Bonus: Lin-Manuel Miranda’s message involved a dog. Yes, if nothing else, we can take comfort in the fact that many celebrities appear to know that, indeed, there is no Planet B. Whew! SEE ALSO: Attend the …

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The British resistance is coming at you with Google docs

April 23, 2017

Everyone loves a good spreadsheet, right?!Image: Christopher Mineses / mashable The resistance is alive in Britain, and it’s armed with a spreadsheet. A super detailed, exquisitely crafted Google spreadsheet called “How to Vote to Stop the Tories” started doing the rounds on social media almost immediately after a snap election was called last Tuesday. SEE ALSO: This woman’s outraged response to the general election has gone gloriously viral It’s a detailed guide …

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Billy Monger crash: Online campaign hits 600,000 – BBC News

April 21, 2017

… hashtag, #billywhizz, has been widely shared on social media. Image copyright Getty Images Image caption Billy’s plight has prompted support from the global motorsport community F1 ace Jenson Button appealed on his Instagram account to people to help the boy following news of his injuries. And Mercedes driver Lewis Hamilton, who has 4.32 million followers on Twitter, tweeted: “Thoughts and prayers are with you and your family, @BillyMonger”. Billy was competing in the …

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Celebs warned by FTC to label their sponsored Instagram posts

April 20, 2017

Members of the Kardashian clan were among the dozens of celebrities cited in a complaint that led to an FTC warning.Image: Getty Images for Yeezy Season 3 Federal regulators are putting dozens of celebrities on notice over their sponsored Instagram posts. The Federal Trade Commission said Wednesday that it sent more than 90 letters to stars, athletes and brand marketers whom it claims were not clearly labelling paid social media endorsements. SEE ALSO: Kardashians accused of not disclosing …

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High school kicker becomes first female with NCAA football scholarship

April 19, 2017

… practice hitting a goal from 48 yards out. Longo says that gender has never been a topic of conversation with Coach Rosenbach and other Adams State coaching staff. He didnt treat me like a girl, the player said of her future coach. He treats me like a football player. While receiving a wave of support since her scholarship story gained media attention, Longo insists that hasn’t always been the case. I got a lot of negativity, and people saying I couldnt do it, she said of being a woman …

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Britain’s ‘big bang’ in Heligoland, 70 years on – BBC News

April 18, 2017

media playback is unsupported on your device media captionHeligoland: When Britain blew up an island Brexit may have triggered a political earthquake in Europe, but 70 years ago the UK sent real shockwaves across the seas with the largest non-nuclear explosion of that era. As one of the four victorious allied powers after World War Two, Britain was governing a large area of occupied Germany. The British sector included the tiny island of Heligoland, which had long been a source of …

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Turkey’s democracy died today

April 18, 2017

… “Yes” vote, electoral authorities stepped in to announce they would allow unsealed ballots to be counted, in contravention to the rules. Already the lead-up to the vote gave enormous advantages to the yes camp, particularly in the form of media coverage. Meanwhile, opponents faced intimidation and the risk of job loss if they publicly voiced their opinions. Turkish referendum: A country divided Erdogan, who has never lost an election, will resume his …

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There’s a new Chrome extension to help you boycott United Airlines

April 15, 2017

Image: Mashable composite: AP/Shutterstock United just can’t catch a break from its terrible, horrible, no good, very bad PR nightmare. In the past few weeks alone, United Airlines has found itself at the center of numerous controversial stories, the biggest being when it violently removed a passenger from an overbooked flight earlier this week. The incident ignited an outcry across the internet when video surfaced across social media. SEE ALSO: Celebrities are weighing in on the United …

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Alec Baldwin just got kind of weird on Facebook

April 12, 2017

… clarification. Just let that group of Liz Lemon and Jack Donaghy shippers have their dreams, okay? Nevertheless, (get it?) let these be valuable lessons for all: Always ensure your book is properly copy edited BEFORE it’s published. The words “in love with” are not taken lightly, especially in a memoir. Not even celebrities are immune to the unwieldy temptations to emotionally overshare on social media. WATCH: Trump accidentally stood next to Darth Vader and this is …

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Kylie Jenner showed up at this kid’s proms and a bunch of teenagers lost all control

April 10, 2017

… SEE ALSO: Teen’s delightful Pixar-themed promposal hits the right note Jenner arrived along with her best friend, Jordyn Woods and immediately caused a social media panic among the teens, including endless Snapchats and caps lock tweets with multiple exclamation points. Here’s an obscenely brief sampling. These teens were not trying to be cool for Kylie. God bless their earnest hearts. Kylie at our prom… #sactown pic.twitter.com/4ViX3yILtI KC gilles (@casey_gilles) April 9, …

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

April 7, 2017

… for social conscience. “Pepsi has for years co-opted youth culture without ever really understanding it,” Lenderman said. “In this case they co-opted a particularly politically charged piece of culture without ever really answering the question of why.” Agencies also spend hours anticipating how socially sensitive work might play across social media to avoid disaster situations such as Pepsi’s fiasco. It’s also carefully vetted by PR and legal departments for …

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Marvels The Defenders teaser had a big fat Easter egg did you find it?

April 5, 2017

… them could be bothered to shell out for better?). The best part, though, might be Claires testimonial: Im glad I found this dojo. Maybe itd be less lukewarm is Colleen werent so willing to let her boyfriend interrupt their training sessions, eh? Who taught Danny Rand about social media? Very kind words, so humbled. A post shared by Danny Rand (@dannyrand) on Mar 17, 2017 at 6:57pm PDT The Chikara Dojo site also includes a link to an Instagram account that belongs to one Danny Rand. Turns …

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Amazon wants influencers with ‘large followings’ to sell its products

April 2, 2017

The host of the popular YouTube channel 'What's up Moms' was one of the first enlistees in Amazon's new influencer program.Image: screenshot Amazon is seeking social media celebrities. The online shopping giant quietly launched a new program this week in which influencers with “large followings” can apply to host their own stores on its site in exchange for a commission on products sold. TechCrunch first reported the news on Friday. SEE ALSO: The latest crop of …

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Big brands are latching onto viral sensation April the giraffe

April 1, 2017

… its own film crew coming in and will no doubt break the internet when the end of the longest pregnancy is caught on camera. Postpartum potential Once the calf is born, a new batch of business opportunities come into play. Already media networks are vying to be the official group to release the calf’s name, Donnelly said. A name contest will be held and “one lucky network” will be the official sponsor of the moment it’s announced. Already the zoo is receiving hundreds of …

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Facebook now lets you create personal fundraisers for yourself, friends, and family

March 31, 2017

Image: Facebook If you’re hoping to raise money for a good cause, but it isn’t tied to a specific organization, Facebook just changed the game. The social media giant has expanded its fundraisers tool, now letting users create personal fundraiser pages to raise money for themselves, friends, and people or things not on Facebook. Previously, users could only raise money for a registered nonprofit on the platform. SEE ALSO: Facebook creates Community Help tool so users can aid each …

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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

… someone use Gear VR in a public, non-tech event setting. Image: Samsung, Oculus But despite the strong numbers, it’s still not common at all to see someone at an airport or caf using the mobile VR device. Sure, this past holiday season saw a number of videos uploaded to social media showing users enjoying their Rifts and Gear VR devices. But in general, adoption of VR headsets appears to be slow among non-gamer mainstream consumers. Part of the problem stems from Oculus’ …

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Chrissy Teigen politely lets Fox News know that she ‘detests’ them

March 28, 2017

Lesson of the day: do not enter Chrissy Teigen’s mentions unless you’re ready to face the cold hard truth about how she feels about you. Fox News learned this the hard way on Monday afternoon. The media organization tagged Teigen in a tweet promoting a story that included her reaction to the United Airlines legging fiasco, and Teigen was quick to shut things down and remind Fox News where they stand in her book. SEE ALSO: Celebrities shared their outrage following Trump’s …

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

March 28, 2017

Fake photos are everywhere.Image: Christopher Mineses/Mashable When Sarah Krasley Kickstarted her customizable bathing suit line, she faced an ethical dilemma: should she Photoshop her models if her company mission was to make women feel more comfortable in swimwear? She went searching for some guidance online, but came up short. That’s when the idea for the Retouchers Accord was born. What if she could get retouchers, photographers, designers, brands, celebrities and media companies to …

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‘Feud’ star Jackie Hoffman on being a character actor: ‘Aging isnt as frightening for us as it is for the pretty people’

March 27, 2017

… honored, especially like, I think this interview coincides with episode 4, which is where Im encouraging the lovely Alison Wright, about her script, and telling her about the future, about women in cinema, and women in media. Im so honored that I got to tell that message, that I so badly, of course, want to tell. Its an important thing that has to be told. Look what happened: its turning around a little, but here we are 50 years later, and still no one gives a fuck. Its still such a male world. …

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Women gather in London for powerful vigil after Westminster attack

March 27, 2017

… social media, where it has received plenty of attention despite the quietness of the gathering. “Had no idea our low key solidarity event would make front page. Was a very moving tribute to victims,” participant Akeela Ahmed said on Twitter. Ahmadi Muslim #Women stand alongside women of other religions, races and culture to show #solidarity. #westandtogether via @OfficialAMWSA pic.twitter.com/8cTyGAQyTf Women’s March London (@womensmarchlon) March 26, 2017 …

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