RIP: Yik Yak

April 30, 2017

… app. Yik Yak was once valued at $400 million and raised $73.5 million in venture funding. Then, it was plagued by cyberbullying on its platform and a dropoff in interest among the college and high school students who used it. For an app whose core users were always college students, summer felt like the right time to end things, the co-founders said. “With the school year drawing to a close for many of you and summer vacation on the horizon, now feels like a good time for us to say …

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A Star Goldman Trader Goes Cold

April 29, 2017

… salespeople. High-School Wrestler He landed at Goldman Sachs, where his older brother Jason is co-chief operating officer of the securities division, which houses the trading units, including the distressed-debt desk. Adam joined as a partner, one of the few people the bank has hired from a competitor at that level. At the time, Goldman Sachs’s distressed-debt desk was in turmoil. Jerry Keefe and Dennis Lafferty, who had been co-heads of the group with Tom Tormey, both left after Tormey …

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Emma Stone discusses anxiety treatment options in a new video series

April 29, 2017

… The La La Land actress explains how her anxiety comes in waves and that it’s important to remember that the phases of anxiety do come to end eventually, it just takes time. Stone also stressed the reason she’s able to handle her mental health is through her therapist and other cognitive behaviors such as meditation. While these tools may not work for every case, the biggest takeaway from Stone’s video is to bring to light how important it is for children with anxiety to get …

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Fyre Festival perfectly demonstrates the delicious schadenfreude of our modern world

April 29, 2017

If you spend a lot of time on social media, then you’ve probably heard about music and culture event Fyre Festival the exclusive Bahamas getaway all the pretty people were headed to this week. If Coachella was for the plebs, Fyre Festival was supposedly for the truly cool. @rose_bertram: “Make sure to get your tickets for @fyrefestival weekend two still available! #fyrefestival”. #haileybaldwin #bellahadid #rosebertram #HaileyUpdates A post shared by Hailey Baldwin …

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Yes, pregnant women can do amazing things. Get over it.

April 28, 2017

… was eight-weeks pregnant while winning the Australian Open in January. The reactions to this news have largely been breathlessly amazed. Gal Gadot has been heralded as a literal Wonder Woman and was also called a “Friggin’ Superhero.” And Twitter erupted into a frenzy after learning that Serena had a baby on board for her latest victory. SEE ALSO: time is getting dragged for this weird tweet about Amal Clooney’s baby bump during her speech on ISIS Of course there have …

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Kim Kardashian talks family drama and Paris robbery with Ellen DeGeneres

April 28, 2017

Kim Kardashian is back to regular her scheduled programming, promoting lip kits, and chatting away on talk shows. Only this time, things feel different. Kim shared a lot about familygood and badon Thursday’s episode of The Ellen DeGeneres Show, discussing everything from a strained relationship with Caitlyn Jenner to life after the Paris robbery. SEE ALSO: Kim Kardashian’s gonna have to wait a little longer to get the new BlackBerry KEYone My heart breaks for my mom, you know, …

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A writers’ strike may delay the final season of ‘Game of Thrones’

April 27, 2017

… a finished feature is still likely to get to the screen on time. On Monday, members of the Writers Guild of America (WGA) which represents television and film scribes voted to authorize a strike if the guild is unable to reach a new agreement with the Alliance of Motion Picture and Television Producers (AMPTP), the organization that represents the TV networks and movie studios that produce all that sweet, sweet TV and movie content. The current contracts between the WGA and AMPTP expire on May …

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This is what an extreme sea level rise scenario looks like for U.S. cities

April 27, 2017

… portions of the ice sheets themselves are destabilizing. This has scientists increasingly worried that the consensus sea level rise estimates are too conservative. With sea level rise, as with other climate impacts, the uncertainties tend to skew toward the more severe end of the scale. So, it’s time to consider some worst-case scenarios. SEE ALSO: Trump White House reveals it’s ‘not familiar’ with well-studied costs of global warming Recently, the National Oceanic and …

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Consumers and innovators will lose if we kill net neutrality

April 27, 2017

Image: elenabsl Today FCC Chairman Ajit Pai will unveil his plan to undo the 2015 network neutrality rules, which prohibit Internet Service Providers (ISPs) like Comcast, AT&T and Charter from favoring or discriminating against any online applications, content and services. And while Pai claims he wants to preserve an open Internet, nobody should be fooled. Pai has been a long-time foe of net neutrality and that isnt going to change. Whatever road he takes will harm consumers and …

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

April 26, 2017

… the collective power of the group working on fixing these “broken industries.” “If I have something I want them [the fellows] to get out of it, its the best and brightest minds of our generation are not going into banking, consulting, theyre spending their time and their efforts and their life working on these critical issues.” WATCH: This personal helicopter is the motorcycle of the sky More From this publisher : HERE Recommended ProductsAzon DFY 4 Niches + 2000 …

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Muslim teen boxer inspires others to never give up

April 26, 2017

(CNN)For this teen passionate about boxing, her fight to go toe-to-toe with an opponent goes far beyond the ring. She’s fighting for the right to compete in her hijab. Amaiya Zafar, 16, started boxing three years ago and is already making waves in the boxing community. Not only is the Minnesota teen competing in a male-dominated sport, but she’s also a devout Muslim. “When I walked into a real boxing gym for the first time, I knew this was it for the rest of my life,” …

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Snapchat wants to open millennials’ eyes to life in Baghdad

April 26, 2017

… the Battle of Mosul. Hamby also launched his own political news show on Snapchat called Good Luck America. This isn’t the first time Snapchat has built an Our Story for multiple languages. An Our Story on the London terror attack was curated in English and French, and they curated a story in English and Arabic for Dubai Fashion Week. As Facebook continues to mimic Snapchat’s Stories product, with Facebook Stories, Instagram Stories, WhatsApp Stories and Messenger Day, Snapchat stands …

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Facebook and GIPHY are now good friends

April 25, 2017

Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg delivers the keynote address at Facebook's F8 Developer Conference on April 18, 2017 at McEnery Convention Center in San Jose, California.Image: justin sullivan/Getty Images Once upon a time, Facebook did not support GIFs. In fact, there was a time when Facebook supported the file format and then took that support away. Developers tried to hack it. One group succeeded, in a way. GIPHY, one of the internet’s most successful GIF-based plaftorms, built and …

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

April 25, 2017

… a big endorsement for its product at a time when social networking giant Facebook is on a quest to crush the company’s growth by releasing copycat features. Six years ago when Stanford student Evan Spiegel pitched an idea for a sexting disappearing messaging app, nowhere in sight was the prestigious The New York times leveraging 20 people to contribute to designing the launch on Snapchat Discover (the ongoing team is about half that size). And yet, here we are. For Snapchat and for the …

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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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At 15 Years Old, My Fight For The Environment Is For The World I’ll Inherit

April 24, 2017

It was a typical freezing and rainy Seattle Saturday, grey skies as far as the eye could see. Now as a 15-year-old, Im terrified about what the future holds. Im terrified that by the time Im an adult, clean air and potable water will be a rare luxury. Thats why, Ive been spending the majority of my time since the election in non-stop hustle-mode, constantly in a frenzy, managing emails to and from organizers for dozens of environmental nonprofits, attending and holding activism events, and …

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CNN 10 – April 24, 2017

April 24, 2017

… some respects, believe in the future there will be a contest between powers who gets access to ’em. There’ll be a lot of economic and commercial competition. And the Russian view is, this is a very difficult area to operate. It’s going to take a long time for them to establish themselves there, so they want to get theirs first. TODD: Putin is aggressively navigating the region, even having a Russian flag planted on the Arctic Ocean floor. Russia has more arctic military bases …

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How to use Undo Send in Gmail

April 23, 2017

… no one need know about these embarrassing mistakes. Because that’s right, you can actually take an email back. Sort of. Image: Google The feature rolled out to the general public in 2015, and allows people with a Gmail account to set a window of time either 5, 10, 20 or 30 seconds during which the sender can quickly retract a decision to fire off any particularly ill-conceived company-wide emails. The SUPER IMPORTANT PART is that you have to turn the feature on before you send that …

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Psst: You’re probably using all the wrong photos on dating apps.

April 22, 2017

… intuition about what should work kind of sucks. For example, candids shots got 15 percent more likes. But, amazingly, 80 percent of the photos people use are posed. Similarly black and white photos got 106 percent more likes, but only three percent of all the photos were black and white. Maybe time to rethink a few of our strategies! Selfies were also a no-go. Regular selfies were liked 40 percent less. Bathroom selfies were 90 percent less liked. Whomp whomp. (But seriously, never use a …

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Yes, you really can turn up the volume on colour

April 22, 2017

Image: Samsung Any gamer knows that reaction time is crucial. A split second can make or break a game, separating the winners from those doomed to be on potato chip and soda duty; you need to be 100 percent present at all times. Sharp, clear colours are like the secret weapons you never knew you needed until now. Samsung hosted an innovative event recently that helped gamers and entertainment junkies alike experience colours like never before. Held at collaborative co-working space meets art …

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

April 22, 2017

… store leather jacket on eBay. Through the series’ 13 episodes she steals a rug, eats her boss’s sandwich, launches an eBay store, dates a drummer, goes on a worse version of the San Francisco tour from The Princess Diaries, and eventually reaches the early days of Nasty Gal. As a TV show, Girlboss has its own problems character, story, and all that. But it’s also arriving at the absolute worst time. Nasty Gal, launched in 2006 as Amoruso’s vintage eBay store that grew …

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Ann Coulter isn’t letting Berkeley off easy for messing with her speech

April 21, 2017

(CNN)The showdown continued Thursday between the University of California, Berkeley, and Ann Coulter over if and when the conservative firebrand will speak at the famously progressive school. Citing safety concerns, administrators on Wednesday postponed Coulter’s scheduled April 27 appearance, saying it needed more time to find a “suitable venue.” But Coulter was not having it. In a Twitter rampage and a Fox News appearance, she accused the school of canceling the event and …

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Football favorite Rob Gronkowski crashes White House press briefing

April 21, 2017

… @ClayTravis @RobGronkowski @Patriots That’s pathetic….cameos during daily White House press briefings? Our government is a joke…there’s a time & place. Again..just pathetic Jason Brodie (@JasonBrodie7) April 19, 2017 @thehill Oh, @RobGronkowski – bad form, dude. First that you went to the WH, second that you gave @PressSec some levity in his serious shit show. Chaugh (@chaugh58) April 19, 2017 Do you think Spicer took Gronk up on that help after the …

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Coding Autism wants to diversify the tech industry with autistic talent

April 20, 2017

… engineering skills. SEE ALSO: 8 ingenious innovations helping autistic children communicate Participants in the program will attend a 15-week, full-time bootcamp to build up their tech talents. The program also includes resume workshops, career counseling, interview preparation, and access to professional mentors. “I think a lot of autistic people like to do coding because it keeps your mind going.” Many autistic adults, however, have excelled in the tech industry because of …

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Everything you need to know about what Facebook announced at F8

April 20, 2017

… Terragraph and Aquila projects, and introduced Tether-tenna, a small helicopter attached to a fiber line that can be flown to create a virtual tower a few hundred feet above the ground.”This is still in the early stages of development, and lots of work is needed to ensure that it will be able operate autonomously for months at a time, but we’re excited about the progress so far,” Yael Maguire wrote. Building 8 Facebook’s Regina Dugan, who leads Facebook’s mysterious …

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