How to get a job at: Getty Images

June 23, 2017

… fitting into that bigger picture. The Takeaway: Highlight your experience, do your research, and ask questions. RB: I feel like most interviewers have a favorite interview question. When youre looking to hire someone, whats the top question you never fail to ask? KC: Thats easy: why Getty Images? The most popular response is, Im into photography. Thats great, but you could choose any company with a visual platform or product. Were interested in digging more into why and how someone connects to …

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Sellers say China’s Amazons are forcibly putting discount stickers on their stuff

June 22, 2017

… in China are hooked on online shopping The seller said it occurred on the eve of 618, a big discount festival that JD.com was holding, similar to Black Friday in the U.S. Liebo found it was locked out of editing its own prices on the platform, and was obligated to sell at the rates listed. It eventually could not address the glut of orders received, and had to shut down its JD.com store front, Liebo founder, Tang Dafeng, wrote on a statement on Weibo. Image: Ng Yi Shu/Mashable “If I …

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College offers courses in becoming a bona fide social media influencer

June 22, 2017

… platforms. Papi Jiang has 23 million subscribers on Weibo, China’s twitter-like platform Image: papi /weibo In comparison, Ryan Higa of YouTube fame has 19 million subscribers. Making money and virtual gifts Turning your popularity into actual moolah in China is a little different from how Western influencers do it. The majority of China’s online celebrities host live-streaming events, where they film everything from their latest shopping haul to just a regular Q&A session. …

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Boomer Phelps’ Instagram is the best thing about social media these days

June 20, 2017

… tell by this very attractive photo of him waiting for the week to be over. Is it the weekend yet?!?!? A post shared by boomer phelps (@boomerrphelps) on Feb 22, 2017 at 7:40am PST Boomer Phelps is all of us. He even makes sponsored #content ok … ish Boomer is already using his platform to endorse products, and surprisingly, we don’t totally hate it. He’s partnering with Huggies Little Swimmers to teach water safety to everyone who doesn’t have the luxury of …

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

June 20, 2017

… space on the platform. If you’re wondering, Storj’s ICO was also successful; the company easily raised $30 million in May 2017. And Bancor’s tokens are a type of monetary reserve that provide liquidity to other tokens; per the project’s FAQ, an increase of value of other tokens on the Bancor network should increase the value of the Bancor token as well. It all revolves around Ethereum So how do you get in on the action? First, you need to get some ETH, or Ethereum. …

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

June 19, 2017

… and massive power. Whatever happens, there’s little chance the crackdown will be bloodless. Death by duopoly In the last three months, about $0.70 out of every dollar spent on online advertising went to either Google or Facebook, according to a report this week from Pivotal Research Group. Around half of the remaining $0.30 is (separately and loosely) estimated to go to a collection of minor platform players ranging from Snapchat to Twitter to Amazon. Things get a bit messier in the race …

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General election 2017: What caused Labour’s youth vote surge? – BBC News

June 17, 2017

… message services to reach the young – and in some cases mobilising them into an army of potential canvassers – had been important in reaching the youth vote, Mr Todd said. Momentum says it reached some 400,000 people through the messaging platform WhatsApp, which data shows is used most by 18-to 29-year-olds, in the UK. The group also set up mynearestmarginal.com – a website that enables activists to pool together, and often lift share, to canvass in marginal seats. Momentum …

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New smart home designs will come with dead zone-free Wi-Fi and Alexa

June 16, 2017

… the homes optimized for smart appliances. The integration will come through Amazon’s Echo speakers, which a spokesperson said will be included in each build. We’re not quite at the point where the AI lives directly in the walls, la my colleague Damon Beres’ favorite film Smart House, but it’s a start. The Lennar-built homes will also offer devices on the Samsung SmartThings connected platform and activation and service from Amazon Home Services as a perk of the …

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Instagram finally accepts branded content with official tool

June 15, 2017

… Here’s what it looks like as a traditional Instagram post and as a post in an Instagram Story, featuring fashion and interior designer Aimee Song (songofstyle): Image: instagram For Instagram, introducing this tool is a huge, long overdue step to bring more transparency on the platform for creators, brands, and all of the more than 700 million monthly active users who are often exposed to such posts. Since its founding in 2012, Instagram let the system operate as the Wild West, where …

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Justin Bieber’s Instagram finally reflects how bizarre it is to be Justin Bieber

June 11, 2017

… Opposite of Jim A post shared by Justin Bieber (@justinbieber) on May 31, 2017 at 5:45pm PDT Instagram, more than any other social network, is about presenting a perfectly manicured life. Bieber, who’s been doing that for the masses since he was 13, is finally breaking all the rules to genuinely use the platform as a form of self expression. He posts the sort of things normal young people do on private secondary accounts they only let their best friends see for 88 million followers. …

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

June 9, 2017

Image: facebook The Guardian is out. So is The New York Times. SEE ALSO: Facebook is going to do something about those terrible ads on your website Facebook has failed to keep the two of the most reputable newspapers on board with Instant Articles, the publishing platform where articles are uploaded directly to the social network. But Facebook is not giving up. On Thursday, the social network added more ad placements in Instant Articles. Any publisher can now insert ads in the related …

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Apple gave us new Photos, Maps, and Siri: Check out what you missed at WWDC

June 6, 2017

… later in the year. Apple demos AR Kit, a mobile augmented reality development platform https://t.co/Pf97ClTVDH Mashable Tech (@mashabletech) June 5, 2017 Apple finally planted its flat in the world of augmented reality. Apple says its ARKit is the largest AR platform in the world. ARKit includes scale estimation, motion tracking, ambient light estimation, and support for Unity, Unreal and SceneKit virtual environment development tools.It will be available this fall with the new iOS 11. …

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It’s time to get serious about editing tweets

June 4, 2017

… could point Trump to Facebook. Its not really his social medium platform of choice, but it does let you endlessly edit posts and doesnt really sweat the details too much. It notes that a post was edited, but thats it. In truth, Facebooks posts are generally not news makers (especially since most of them are private), sorry Mark Zuckerberg, and Im not sure anyone cares that much about an edited Facebook post. But we obsess about it on Twitter. This may be the one thing I and many other Twitter …

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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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These new 3D scan fit helmets could make football safer

… standard practice already across all levels of football. He doesn’t think cost will be a problem for smaller programs in the future. “Scaleability and affordability are important to us on this platform,” he said. “Were rolling it out for large colleges and professional teams, but as we scale it I can see this becoming an affordable option for high schools, junior highs, youth programs these are all things were working on.” The Precision Fit helmets are made to last …

May 28, 2017
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Your Weekend Horoscopes May 19-21: Black Out All Weekend & Blame It On Your Sign

The weather is finally heating up this weekend, which could mean fun things like day drinking outside, tanning, and pretending to go swimming while actually just working on your tan some more. Or, it could mean less pleasant things such as sweating like a grease monkey and standing at the infernal subway platform for 20 minutes while your makeup melts off your face because the fucking MTA can’t get their shit together and likes stranding the entire commuting population of Queens for …

May 21, 2017
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Snapchat lands TV network’s attention at this year’s Upfronts

… to get their money, were filled with old media companies trying to show just how well they can do new media. NBCUniversal mentioned Facebook, YouTube, and Snapchat, as well as the entertainment the network has sprinkled across them. Snapchat, in which NBCUniversal invested $500 million during its IPO, got the most screen time and praise when it came to a social platform for video. They weren’t alone. Each network that presented last week NBC, ABC, Turner, The CW, CBS, Univision, Fox, ESPN …

May 20, 2017
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Instagram ‘worst for young mental health’ – BBC News

… has also been a positive in Isla’s life. “I have blogged a lot about mental health and I’m quite open about it and have good conversations with people about it. “I find it gives me a platform to talk and talking with people is something I find imperative to my own health. “The online friends I made five or six years ago I’m still friends with to this day and have met many of them in person.” Image copyright Getty Images The report also recommends …

May 19, 2017
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Two major carmakers just added Android to their cars’ dashboards

… to add location-based Google Local Search to its cars. The details of the Audi partnership are less specific, with the automaker touting the Android platform’s potential for future development of new apps and connected auto services. The deals with Audi and Volvo put Android another step ahead of competitor Apple in the connected car space. Although Apple has CarPlay, which competes directly with Android Auto, there are no stated plans for car infotainment systems that run iOS. (That could …

May 17, 2017
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