Time Warner will create 10 original shows for Snapchat

June 20, 2017

… company has partnerships with NBC, ABC, CBS, ESPN, BBC, Discovery Networks, Scripps Networks, MGM Television, A+E Networks, Vertical Networks, VICE, and the NFL. It’s not easy for these networks to build Snapchat Shows, which are produced exclusively for the app’s vertical format, but several networks expressed the importance of the young audience. “Snap TVs new original, pre-recorded short-form video content is the new shiny object, so all publishers/networks are jumping on …

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Asgardia: the world’s first space nation

June 20, 2017

Hong Kong (CNN)Coming soon: a nation in space for humans. Russian scientist Dr Igor Ashurbeyli announced his plans to form the world’s first independent nation that operates in outer space in October 2016. Since then, hundreds of thousands of people have signed up to be citizens. …

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

June 19, 2017

… relatively insignificant in the United States. But the prospect of a mobile form of the new filter is even more threatening in that the blocker would be the default state, and Apple’s software can no doubt outperform a small-time developer app. Is this really, actually a doomsday scenario? The media industry has for years been wringing their hands about an apocalyptic reckoning in one way or another. If it wasn’t Apple’s ad blocking acceptance, it was Facebook’s Instant …

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A startup named Bancor raised $150 million in a few hours

June 14, 2017

Image: Shutterstock A startup named Bancor has raised almost $150 million in just three hours from anonymous investors in what is now the biggest example of a new form of blokchain-based fundingthe initial coin offering. And it all happened on Ethereum, the blockchain platform that has exploded in popularity over the past few months. Ethereum, often described as another Bitcoin competitor, is more than a currency; it allows decentralized, blockchain-based projects to be built on top of it. …

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Election 2017: What you want to know about the result – BBC News

June 11, 2017

… traditional form with a single document outlining a constitutional charter. However, most other modern states in the world do have one of these. Instead the UK’s unwritten constitution has evolved over the centuries from an amalgamation of Acts of Parliament, court rulings that lay down precedents for future decisions and accepted conventions. Two of its historic building blocks are the 1689 Bill of Rights which established the supremacy of Parliament over the Crown and Magna Carta of …

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Trump Twitter bot puts the president’s tweets in their proper context

June 5, 2017

… Sunday, Twitter user Russel Neiss launched a new Twitter bot called Real Press Sec., which takes Trump’s tweets and presents them in the familiar form of an official White House press statement. The effect of seeing Trump’s social media bloviation as history-framed, official-looking statements from the nation’s highest office is devastatingly poignant. A statement by the President: pic.twitter.com/r8eJEZJIN0 Real Press Sec. (@RealPressSecBot) June 4, 2017 Since Trump …

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Facebook, stop trying to make Pokes happen, okay?

June 4, 2017

Stop with the Poke imitations, Facebook.Image: Zaur Rahimov Facebook is up to its old tricks again, trying to reintroduce one of its original features but like Mean Girls‘ second-fiddle Gretchen Wieners trying to make fetch a thing, it’s just not gonna happen. The social network is trying to bring back that slightly creepy, uncomfortably direct notification that you never quite understood: the Poke. The new feature, called Hello, is essentially a Poke in the form of a Wave, allowing …

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Sporting plan to boost boys in ballet – BBC News

June 3, 2017

“Cricket and ballet were a huge part of my life growing up, and continue to be a huge part of my life today,” said Mr Campbell. “They are fun and engaging at all levels, and I am absolutely delighted to have the opportunity to introduce children to my favourite art form, as well as my favourite sport.” Overall, the initiative, called Project B, will put 30,000 into dance provision for boys over the next three years – and there are plans for further fundraising …

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Want a U.S. visa? Please list your social media handles from the last 5 years.

June 2, 2017

… those looking to enter the United States. Completing all fields of the questionnaire is voluntary but the language at the bottom of the form clearly states that failure to provide the information “may delay or prevent the processing of an individual visa application.” SEE ALSO: Spare a thought for the guy detained in U.S. for allegedly overstaying by 90 minutes The strict new questionnaire doesn’t exactly come as a surprise. The State Department first proposed the new …

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The Unfortunate Consequences Of Correcting History

May 29, 2017

… Maybe there will come a day where C.S.A. iconography is every bit as forbidden in the States as Nazi imagery is in Germany. With all these statues of Robert E. Lee being literally dumped into landfills, Im sure a lot of people out there feel that some form of emotional justice has been served. But chucking those statues into the dirt doesnt change history, and it certainly doesnt change human nature. Racism and intolerance and supremacist ideology predates the Confederacy, predates America and …

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If MacGyver lived today this is probably how he’d survive in the wild

… mosquito trap using metal coil and a digital camera the first of many devices he creates over the series. In the same episode, he also makes his own hydroelectric generator, using a nearby river to power a lightbulb and he constructs his own compass using parts from a laptop. Quitmeyer’s journeys see him going everywhere from a desert island to an Alaskan ice forest. During his time in the wild, Quitmeyer isn’t given any food, water, or help in any form. Rather, he feeds himself on …

May 27, 2017
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Cloak and Dagger is a new Android attack that can steal your passwords and more

Image: uservice_spb Most malware requires some form of active user interaction in order to infect a device a click on a link in a phishing email, or the installation of software from an unverified source. But a new type of attack, dubbed Cloak and Dagger, can basically take over your Android phone without your (conscious) help. Worse, no major version of Android is safe at this time. SEE ALSO: Whoops. Millions of Android phones are wide open to hackers Described by a team of researchers from …

May 27, 2017
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Trump’s Budget Hurts Women More Than Men, And No One Is Surprised

… funding to an institution thats the largest provider of sex education in America (hint hint: Planned Parenthood). The vast majority of Planned Parenthoods patients are women, and 60 percent of their patients rely on federal funds for their preventative and primary care. If Trumps budget passes in its current form, it would have a detrimental impact on these women, and theyd be placed in a very difficult situation in terms of finding affording reproductive health care. Planned Parenthood …

May 26, 2017
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Apple will host big-name musicians and high-profile workshops to kick off new program

… of other special events. New York City elementary school students learn about coding on a class field trip to an Apple Store. Image: Andrew Burton/Getty Images Some of Apple’s more heavily trafficked locations will also feature big-name guests for music performances, lectures, and hands-on instruction. Soul singer Leon Bridges and free-form dancer Lil Buck (who recently appeared in an Apple commercial) will perform at Apple’s new flagship store in downtown San Francisco late on …

May 17, 2017
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Axe wants men to rethink masculinity, but can an ad really help?

… that are enjoying a resurgence in the form of Donald Trump’s strongman act. Toxic masculinity is a popular phrase in academic and activist circles, but it’s not that hard to spot in pop culture if you know the signs. Consider Trump its prideful mascot: a man who can’t stand that one of his top surrogates is mocked by a woman on Saturday Night Live, tosses off suggestions about killing the families of terrorists, says nothing when crowds of people chant “lock her …

May 17, 2017
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General election 2017: The mystery of the three million ‘extra’ voters – BBC News

… organisation. David Cowling is visiting senior research fellow in the Policy Institute at King’s College London. He is also the former editor of the BBC Political Research Unit. Or use the form below: Related Topics Brexit More From this publisher : HERE Recommended ProductsSocial Studio FX – Pro Template Pack Upgrades Your Order from 200 done for you templates to an additional 600 templates in 23 niches – Combined total of 800 Templates!SmartVideo – Yearly – Trial Smart Video …

May 17, 2017
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