5 Trump theme songs as sung by his lawyer’s ’70s rock cover band

June 22, 2017

… what you said? / Liar, liar, liar” Whether about “alternative facts,” obstruction of justice, or even a lament from Sean Spicer to Trump, “Liar” encapsulates everything we’ve come to think about the Trump White House. 3. “The Midnight Special,” traditional folk song Sample lyrics: “But you better not complain, boy, you get in trouble with the man” There’s something ironic about the intro to this video, with Sekulow claiming the …

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

June 19, 2017

… lucrative mobile. Layoffs have swept major outlets in the past weeks, including Time Inc., HuffPost, and Vocativ. Many of these companies are frantically doubling down on video production, through which they can sell more expensive ads. Blood in the water Despite its comparatively tiny stature, the free-wheeling world of open-web ads has long been a thorn in the side of Google and Facebook. Annoying, clunky, and intrusive ads drive people to ad blockers, which Google currently pays a reported …

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Research say youll love mobile VR video in 2021, but it’s questionable

June 17, 2017

… contained a surprisingly optimistic forecast for VR over the course of the next four years. Not only does report predict that VR revenue will reach $15 billion across 10 markets (U.S., Japan, China, South Korea, the UK, France, Germany, Spain, Russia, and Italy) by 2021, but the report also claims that VR will add nearly the same revenue as TV advertising during this period. How? According to PwC, VR video will account for the majority of VR growth in the next few years as the platform, led …

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Repeat viewers beware: Netflix limits the number of times you can download videos

June 17, 2017

Netflix binging offline may not be so simple after all. The video-streaming company announced last year that it would be letting users download movies to watch on-the-go in places where Wi-Fi isn’t available. It’s a great feature, but as is the case with pretty much anything, there’s a bit of a catch. The number of times a user can download a movie or show is limited, and Netflix hasn’t made it clear, according to Digital Trends. But according to the company, this …

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

June 16, 2017

… drivers from pretty much Day One. Firas, a Brooklyn native, didn’t even have to take the Taxi and Limousine Commission (TLC) test to become a driver. Now they all do. One thing they all have in common, though, is that Uber had them watch a two-hour training video, one they could go through at their leisure on their home computer. Zhejun, who is 25 and wants to go back to school to get his masters in economics, tried to describe its contents to me. It’s mostly the TLC rules, but a few …

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GoPro CEO opens up about Snapchat Spectacles and rampant copying

June 11, 2017

… (see that video here!) earlier in the day. He’s extremely passionate about what GoPro represents and isn’t afraid to admit the company’s made mistakes, like failing to connect GoPros with smartphones and online video platforms sooner. Obviously, GoPro’s CEO is going to toot the merits of its action cameras and software the company’s launching a new GoPro app later this summer with a feature called “QuikStories” that’ll automatically download and …

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This startup is building an online shop around unboxing videos

June 9, 2017

… is called Packagd, and Feng wants it to serve as an umbrella for a stable of apps centered on specific product categories. So far, there’s only one: a tech-focused property called Unboxed. A beauty-centric addition is also in the works. Each app will consist of a constant video stream of people unwrapping, talking through, and sometimes reviewing various products, most of which will be pulled from existing content on platforms like YouTube (with each creator’s permission, of course). …

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One Dead, Nearly Two Dozen Injured After Bus Crash Near Atlanta

June 9, 2017

The bus was on its way to the Atlanta airport so the youth group could catch a Thursday night flight to Africa for a mission trip, said Detective P. Smith of the Fulton County Police Department. There were 38 people on board when the bus was involved in an accident with a vehicle carrying two people, Smith said. Police could not say whether the deceased was a child or an adult. video from Atlanta television stations showed the bus upside-down on the side of a busy four-lane road in …

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Pinterest raises $150 million as it builds out ads business

June 8, 2017

… an inevitable IPO as it continues to build out its ads business. Despite an aspirational ethos that easily lends itself to all sorts of marketing, Pinterest has mostly lagged when it comes to monetization. It only just started selling video ads last fall, and it only began offering ads at all in 2014. The slow pace of ad product launches has reportedly frustrated some marketers who’d like to see the platform become more versatile. Still, analysts often cite Pinterest’s social search …

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

June 5, 2017

… everyone, just so you know im doing ok. Bit of pain but I will survive." Morrison, an electrician from Darwin, posted on social media that he had been stabbed leaving Belushi's London Bridge bar after watching the Champions League soccer final. Morrison said in a video: "All of a sudden this guy comes up with a knife. I just, like, push him off. I walk into a pub and I'm like: 'Someone help me, I've just been stabbed.' " ___ 10:45 p.m. The SITE …

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Hot music video will make you want to dance and ignore rampant corruption in the Russian government

May 31, 2017

Kleptocracy is lit AF. Political opposition? Lame, according to Russian pop singer Alisa Voxwho, according to a source who talked to Russian news site Meduza, was paid $35,000 by the Kremlin for her new music video. SEE ALSO: France dislikes Trump even more than Putin, so that’s reassuring The song is called “Baby Boy,” and it’s all about the joys of not protesting. Here’s a sample of the lyrics, as translated by The Moscow Times: Freedom, money, girls youll …

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How Wonder Woman finally made it to the big screen

May 30, 2017

… Woman movie, but did get to direct two Avengers films. Image: Masatoshi Okauchi / REX During and after her show’s run, Wonder Woman continued to pop up in animated projects like Super Friends. She still regularly appears in animated shows (like the web series DC Super Hero Girls) and direct-to-video movies (like Justice League Dark). However, the big screen remained elusive for a long time. 1996: Ivan Reitman joins Wonder Woman. Yes, that Ivan Reitman, as in the director of …

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The Porn Business Isnt Anything Like You Think It Is

… Piper’s CEO, Richard Hendricks, is bemused. “I don’t understand,” he says. “How does Intersite have all this money?” “It’s pornography,” says the guy with the highfalutin facial hair. “Adult content has driven more important tech adoption than anything,” says another colleague. “The first fiction ever published on a printing press was an erotic tale. And from there: super 8 film, Polaroid, home video, digital, video on …

May 23, 2017
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This radical video by Shonda Rhimes and Dove is what unapologetic body positivity is all about

Fat girls dance. That three word statement may seem simple and declarative. Yet, the assertion that fat girls do dance challenges a ton of assumptions and stigma around what plus-size people can and can’t do. Cathleen Meredith, a self-proclaimed “fat girl,” knows the importance of dancing while people are watching. Meredith is the subject of the first video in an anticipated partnership between acclaimed producer Shonda Rhimes and Dove, called Dove Real Beauty Productions. …

May 21, 2017
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Watch The Russians Laugh At Us In This Video Clip

… of a beaming Trump shaking hands with Lavrov and Kislyak, which the White House had reportedly been assured would not be done. The controversial meeting was the day after Trump fired FBI Director James Comey over the Russian thing with Trump and Russia, the president later told NBC News. The mortifying video clip of Lavrov joking about the president is another example that America isnt so much becoming great again, but an international laughingstock, several publications pointed out. Trump …

May 20, 2017
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Hot Barber Styles Clients’ Hair With A Giant Flame

Young people in Cairo are visiting hairstylist Mohamed Hanafy so he can set their hair on fire, according to news station CGTN Africa, the international branch of China state broadcaster CCTV. Its a technique that Hanafy says he learned after watching a YouTube video showing a Pakistani barber using a similar technique. destroysremoves dandruff. How can I tell them that I will set their hair on fire and convince them that it wont harm them at all that on the contrary it would improve it? …

May 19, 2017
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How to bring humanity and tech together: Innovators and advocates on hope for the future

… consumerization of IT. More and more, the tools we use at work are being driven by consumers, instead of management. The professional rise of text and video, for instance, is a direct reflection of that same rise in our day to day lives. The key, however, is to prioritize bandwidth for infrastructure and freedom for personal choice. CEO of Quip, a Salesforce Company, Bret Taylor: At its core, work is about communication. It’s about people sharing work, ideas, and opinions. …

May 18, 2017
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Hands on with the world’s first 4K TV with built-in Alexa voice controls

… channel numbers is not too dissimilar to what YouTubes doing with YouTube TV. Alexa works as youd expect her to with the included Voice Remote, which resembles a longer Fire TV Voice Remote, but with volume buttons and three buttons for Amazon Prime video, Netflix, and Amazon Music. Say Alexa, go to CBS and shell pull up the channel. Say Alexa, switch to PlayStation and shell switch you from whatever input youre watching to the game console. Alexas not limited to basic channel switching. It …

May 18, 2017
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