Black queer love shines on Instagram through joint couple accounts

June 25, 2017

… only overcomes them but finds a love that helps them do so.” Juan and Gee Smalls, a married couple in Atlanta, also share their professional and personal lives together on their joint Instagram. The couple, who married in 2009 in Connecticut, offer relationship, dating, and life coaching. Back in 2011 they wrote an advice column for a magazine which turned into a joint Facebook and Instagram page and blog. Now they help others with their relationships. They started The Gentleman’s …

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REPORT: Under Pressure, Western Tech Firms Share Cyber Secrets With Russia

June 24, 2017

… were generic and insignificant, he said. In the case of Russia, we decided the protection of our customer base through the deployment of uncompromised security products was more important than pursuing an increase in market share in Russia, said Batch, who added that the company did not believe Russia had tried to hack into its products. It poses a risk to the integrity of our products that we are not willing to accept, she said. Markov declined to comment on Symantecs decision, citing a …

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Will a parliamentary hearing make Singapore PM’s problems go away?

June 21, 2017

… 2015. Only the first two included the so-called “demolition cause.” However, despite the elder Lee asking for it to be removed, it “somehow found it way back into the Last Will,” the statement said. The final will also reverted to Lee’s earlier decision to give each of his three children an equal share in the Estate, effectively increasing the amount inherited by Lee Hsien Yang, the statement said. Lee’s position, as his family’s patriarch and the …

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

June 19, 2017

… more than its fair share of charlatan – but there is opportunity, too. Money for nothing will lead to dire straits for some,” Hayter said. On the other hand, the space and possibilities that Ethereum has opened are expanding rapidly. Take Bancor, for example; currently the top dog in terms of money raised via a token sale. Built on top of Ethereum, Bancor is a platform in itself, allowing easy generation of new tokens to users without the need of extensive technical knowledge, and …

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

June 19, 2017

… headed just about entirely to the corporate dystopia. Some estimates say as much as 99 cents of every new dollar in ad generation is gobbled up by Google and Facebook. The stranglehold on growth is evident in the rapid rate at which their slice of the pie is expanding. In just the past two years, the duopoly’s share has grown from 64 percent to 71 percent, according to a report from Pivotal Research Group. That may not sound like a massive bump on its face, but consider that each 1 percent …

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A Facebook bug showed moderators to the terror groups they monitored

June 18, 2017

… said the company assessed the level risk for each affected moderator, and the company contacted each of them individually to offer support, which didn’t end after the investigation wrapped. “We have continued to share details with them about a series of technical and process improvements we’ve made to our internal tools to better detect and prevent these types of issues from occurring,” they wrote. Facebook also said that the there was never any evidence that the six …

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The best and worst countries to be a kid

June 16, 2017

(CNN)Children growing up in Niger are at the highest risk of having their childhood cut short, according to a report by Save the Children. Norway and Slovenia share the top position as the best places to grow up. (The top 10 best and worst places are listed below) See the latest news and share your comments with CNN Health on Facebook and Twitter. “Given what we know about the risks to children who are not even living in a household, I think that this is very true that these …

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Travis Kalanick, your Uber drivers don’t know you and they don’t really care

June 16, 2017

… that’s because, at least at a corporate level, Uber doesn’t appear to pay much attention to its drivers. The drivers have the app, they follow the rules, everyone gets paid, and they’re mostly happy or at least not unhappy. All of them told me they preferred Uber over Lyft. Some, like my first driver Mohammed, who came to the U.S. two years ago (he didn’t want to share where from) and has 10 cousins who are all Uber drivers, tries to serve multiple ride-sharing services. …

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GoPro CEO opens up about Snapchat Spectacles and rampant copying

June 11, 2017

… It’s why the company’s invested heavily in apps and machine learning to help make it easier for its users to effortlessly create epic videos to share online. As we rode our bikes on a winding scenic trail at the Mountain Games in Vail, Colorado, I picked CEO Nick Woodman’s brain on Spectacles, and Snapchat and Instagram Stories products GoPro is now competing head-on with in the smartphone age. GoPro’s winding path Nick and I are now bike buddies. Best bike buddies …

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Amazon’s great at selling its own batteries and baby wipes. But Food and fashion? Not yet

June 11, 2017

… grocery offerings after Trader Joe’s brandsunique, quality items that shoppers oftentimes can’t find elsewhere, according to Werle. One example is Wickedly Prime, a snack brand Amazon launched at the end of last year, under which you can find eclectic gourmet fare like roasted seaweed, plantain chips, and cocoa truffle spread. “Our passion [is] to experience and share the best flavors on earth,” the company says in its opening pitch for the offshoot. Whether or not this …

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Lyft teams up with another self-driving car partner to bring its first autonomous rides to Boston

June 8, 2017

… approval” to avoid an Uber-esque fiasco. When asked exactly how many vehicles will be involved in the pilot, Green had no specifics to share. He said to start the size of the fleet was “TBD,” but that engineers from Lyft and nuTonomy are currently working on the platform on several vehicles to integrate the systems. Ultimately, the goal is to have “thousands of vehicles” on the road in the future; when that future will be exactly was left unclear. The cars, which …

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Pinterest raises $150 million as it builds out ads business

June 8, 2017

Pinterest co-founders Evan Sharp and Ben Silbermann.Image: pinterest Investors areyespinning their hopes on Pinterest’s continued success. The scrapbook-like platform just raised $150 million from a group of existing backers at the same share price as its last funding round in 2015. The cash infusion boosted the company’s worth from around $11 billion to $12.3 billion. SEE ALSO: More autoplay ads are coming to Pinterest The move confirms speculation that the company plans to delay …

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URGENT: The Latest: 3 Australians Among Injured in London Attacks

June 5, 2017

… the government and NGOs to tackle these challenging and complex problems, and share the government's commitment to ensuring terrorists do not have a voice online." London police haven't said what role, if any, social media or information from the internet factored into Saturday night's attack that killed seven people. ___ 5:20 p.m. Cricket rivals India and Pakistan have held a minute's silence for the victims of the London Bridge attacks amid enhanced security at the …

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Key Witnesses In A California Jailhouse Snitch Scandal Refuse to Testify

June 3, 2017

… the case. (The state attorney generals office inherited prosecution of the case after Goethals ejected the entire Orange County district attorneys officefrom it Sheriffs Supervisors Claim That Theres No Jail Informant Program And That They Are Puzzled By The Deputies Log He said deputies sometimes interviewed inmates who wanted to share information about goings-on in the jail or perhaps other crimes but that they worked only as liaisons. Johnson said he handed information over to other …

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

June 2, 2017

… questionnaire on May 23. Among the new fields is a section dedicated solely to social media, in which applicants are asked to provide their “unique user name” for any online service used to “create or share content” over the past five years. Consular officials can also now ask applicants for all prior passport numbers, email addresses, phone numbers, and 15 years of biographical information under the new protocol, making the application process much more burdensome for …

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7 traits of successful leaders who break barriers to create opportunity

June 2, 2017

… they’re typically fine with a little bit of awkwardness or discomfort, too.You have to be able to put yourself out there without worrying about how you might look to others, and don’t let yourself become distracted by embarrassment ordwell on mistakes. 3.They value the relationship above all. I’m sure you’ve known people who help you out and then immediately ask for something in return. I’ve run into my share of those contacts myself. But the people who get past my …

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Luxury brands are allowing China’s millennials to buy directly through WeChat

June 1, 2017

… and Dior are also testing demand through flash sales. Limited edition DK88 bags are being sold only through WeChat. Image: Ng Yi Shu/Mashable Early adopter, Longchamp, has already launched two in-app stores. One allows people to create customised products from the French maker, and the other allows people to post their experiences with Longchamp’s physical stores. A Longchamp WeChat mini-program allows users to share photos taken in their stores Image: Ng yi Shu/Mashable …

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Einhorn Call for GM Changes Rejected by Shareholder Advisers

May 28, 2017

Two shareholder advisory firms have recommended support for current Institutional shareholder Services wrote in a report released Friday. “The negative outcomes associated with the proposed dual class share structure combined with the lack of visibility regarding value creation for shareholders drive our recommendation against the dual class proposal.” Greenlight Capital LLC, which owned 3.6 percent of GM’s shares as of March 31, seeks to replace three of 11 board members …

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Waymo Hunt for Smoking Gun Turns to Uber Acquisition Report

… also said Uber’s redactions to the documents it has disclosed that lay out the terms of the Otto acquisition and its unwillingness to share the entire term sheet with Waymo “raised a giant red flag.” “What are you hiding?” she said. “What is the basis as you stand here today to continue to withhold that information from Waymo?" She concluded there’s no basis for it being kept confidential and ordered Uber to turn it over by the end of the …

May 27, 2017
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5 ways Wonder Woman has taken over the web

… people all over the web. Suiting up like Princess Diana Fans have already found a rallying cry in Wonder Womans classic power pose: arms crossed, a look of pure determination across their faces. To cement the stance as an iconic element of the campaign, the Wonder Woman team rolled out the Gauntlet Creator, allowing fans to create their own kick ass cuffs and share photos online. A post shared by Wonder Woman (@wonderwomanfilm) on Mar 15, 2017 at 8:48pm PDT Fans can customize a …

May 26, 2017
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Our Generation Is Apparently Way Less Racist Than Older People, So There’s Hope

… about 15 percent of all new marriages in the United States were between spouses of a different race or ethnicity, over double the share of new marriages in 1980 (6.7 percent), according to Pew Research Center. Far more Americanswould vote for a black president than several decades ago. In 1958, according to Gallup, just 38 percent of Americans said they would vote for a black presidential candidate. By 2012, that number was up to 96 percent. Racially motivated hate crimes in the US have …

May 25, 2017
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In 2011, Etihad Airways Chief Executive Officer James Hogan hatched a bold strategy to catch up with the airline’s more established Persian Gulf rivals: buying stakes in smaller, cash-hungry carriers across three continents to cobble together enough passengers to propel the Abu Dhabi-based company into the ranks of the global aviation elite. But after more than $4 billion of share purchases, bond buyouts, and other investments, the wannabe airline superpower has little to show for its …

May 25, 2017
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The Porn Business Isnt Anything Like You Think It Is

… developer conference, and he was among the few who had the opportunity to purchase a pair of Google’s computerized eyewear. He did, and that meant he could build software for the device, which seems to project a tiny computer screen somewhere out in front of you when you slip it over your eyes. So, together with Adams and others, he built an app called “Tits and Glass.” He was in the vanguard of a new kind of porn. The app let you share “share, comment, and vote on your …

May 23, 2017
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Learn how to ace the new rules of the job application process

… and advancing in your current field, and other miscellaneous tips to prospering in todays job market. Cavoulacos stopped by #BizChats, Mashable’s business show to share with us five top tips any person needs to know to ace the job application process. 1. Know the company Cavoulacos says: “Do your research. What’s their mission? What are they looking to do? Is there any press that came out recently of expansions that they’re doing? By knowing more about them, than …

May 19, 2017
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Lyft taps Delta as a new rewards program for riders

… car technology). “We care deeply about our passenger experience and this was a first of a kind partnership together. We both share a desire to really create these wow experiences and memorable experiences and really reward passengers for their travel,” said David Baga, Lyft’s chief business officer. Delta offers another SkyMiles rewards program with Airbnb, the home and apartment rental service, but this is it’s first and only ride-hailing partnership. Lyft has worked …

May 18, 2017
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GOP Still Trusts Trump With Classified Intel After He Gave It To Russians

… None of us have context right now, said Sen. Thom Tillis (R-N.C.). If it is, in fact, true that its information shared with the Russian ambassador, it seems itd be OK to share it with U.S. senators. I think Ive said all I need to say for a while, he told reporters when asked if theres a tipping point for GOP support for Trump. He said he got a call from the White House on Monday, but dismissed the idea he got in trouble over hisdownward spiral comment. I, he began, with a long pause. Sure. …

May 17, 2017
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