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Silicon Valley High School Makes $24M From Snap IPO

The company, led by CEO Evan Spiegel, has the largest U.S. IPO since Alibaba went public in 2014.<p>A private Catholic high school in California's …

Arnold Schwarzenegger Bails on 'Celebrity Apprentice,' Citing Show's "Baggage"

Not that the NBC reality show will likely continue with U.S. president Donald Trump as executive producer.<p>In a move that should surprise no one, …

Medium Launches Snapchat Stories, But for Medium

At some point in every technology’s evolution, the world settles on its Right Way To Do Stuff. Having one broadly adopted system just makes life …

Snapchat

Welcome to Series, a new type of story on Medium

Series-ly tho…Readers spend almost five million hours per month on Medium, following the latest smart ideas from their favorite writers. Today, we’re …

Storytelling

KFC’s Latest Facebook Ad Says Something Pretty Nasty, and Not Just About Food

Would you believe us if we told you KFC was going organic?<p>No? Luckily for you, we don’t plan on saying that today. In fact, we’re going to say the …

Advertising Industry

Stars Wear Blue Ribbons to Support A.C.L.U. at the Oscars

The ribbons popping up all over the red carpet, explained.<p>When <b>Ruth Negga</b> arrived at the 89th annual Academy Awards, a bright-blue ribbon stood out against her bold red Valentino dress. The ribbon, representing the American Civil Liberties Union’s new Stand with A.C.L.U. initiative, began popping up …

Meryl Streep’s Twenties, and My Own

It seems like only recently that people in their twenties became the focus of sustained cultural fascination, or self-fascination, but perhaps that’s always been the case. “Few decades of experience command such dazzled interest,” Nathan Heller wrote in <i>The New Yorker</i>, a couple years ago, in a …

Oscars 2017 winners: See the full list

The 89th annual Academy Awards ending with the most shocking moment in Oscars history: <i>La La Land</i> was announced as best picture — only the actual the winner was <i>Moonlight.</i><p>After the show’s final presenters Warren Beatty and Faye Dunaway read all nine best picture nominees, Dunaway read that <i>La La Land</i> …

Movies

Wolfgang Puck on His Famous Chocolate Oscars – with His Littlest Assistant

Only a few of the attendees at this year’s will walk away with one of its coveted golden statutes — but everyone will walk away with another desired …

The Oscars

Oscar campaigns: How they work, why they matter and their questionable tactics

For those in the movie business, an Oscar is the most prestigious award an artist can get. But taking home the golden trophy may not always be just …

The Oscars

What to expect from the Academy Awards

The 89th Academy Awards, hosted by Jimmy Kimmel, will air live from the Dolby Theatre in Hollywood tonight, beginning 8:30 p.m. ET on ABC.<p>The …

The Oscars

The New York Times using the Oscars to launch a new ad campaign about 'The Truth'

The New York Times is taking the unusual and expensive step of advertising during the Academy Awards on Sunday, joining companies like McDonalds, Samsung and Anheuser-Busch in paying top dollar for commercial spots during the awards show.<p>The newspaper is using the Oscars platform to launch a …

Anatomy of a Perfect Frozen Margarita

The perfect blended margarita starts with using the right glass. Pictured here: a <b>Duraclear Multicolor Margarita Glass</b>. When it comes to tequila drinks, one can’t go wrong with a margarita on the rocks; its timeless flavor knows no season. But we’d argue that the frozen margarita has its time and …

Recipes

Why Self-Improvement Should Be a Group Activity

Continuous personal development is fundamental to career growth, professional satisfaction, and having a broader impact in the world. And while the self-help industry and leadership professions have made a fortune on our obsession with getting better, failure rates remain alarmingly high.<p>In one …

Booting Up Immersive News Labs

Roger Kenny wants to propel you <i>into</i> the news.<p>Last November, the head of virtual reality for <i>The Wall Street Journal</i> and Dow Jones invited readers to …

“Poor Communication” Is Often a Symptom of a Different Problem

Do employees complain that your company suffers from a lack of communication? That the left hand doesn’t know what the right hand is doing? Maybe the one doing the complaining is you. Or perhaps, as many companies do, you conducted an employee engagement survey and “lack of communication” emerged …

4 steps newsrooms are taking to boost diversity

Charles Rondeau via PublicDomainPictures.net<p><b>It’s hard to overlook</b> the painful moments that arise from the lack of diversity in the news industry. NBC …

How Mark Zuckerberg could really fix journalism

<i>“A strong news industry is. . . critical to building an informed community. Giving people a voice is not enough without having people dedicated to</i> …

Columbia University

How to use WhatsApp Status - How-To

The Designer of Princess Kate’s Engagement Dress Says She Was ‘Broken’ after the Label Folded

When Prince William and his then-fiancé, Kate Middleton, stepped out to announce their engagement in November 2010, all eyes were on Kate’s 12-carat …

Royal Family

How to Mentor a Perfectionist

It never ceases to amaze us. Bring up the topic of perfectionism in a room full of corporate CEOs, college presidents, or U.S. Naval Academy midshipmen, and you’ll see the same knowing smiles and nods of the head. Moreover, you’ll hear thinly veiled bravado about who among them is the most-perfect …

Filter bubbles are a serious problem with news, says Bill Gates

It’s easy for people to live in a “filter bubble” of media that reinforces their worldview and excludes other views, whether they consume it via Facebook, favorite news websites, or preferred TV channels.<p>Technology such as social media“lets you go off with like-minded people, so you’re not mixing …

How Swiss news publisher Le Temps is resurfacing evergreen content

Publishers have been reposting their old articles for years, but now the tools available to them are getting more sophisticated.<p>Swiss news publisher …

'A natural outgrowth of America electing a reality show president': Entertainment news outlets wade into politics coverage

As an entertainer, Donald Trump couldn't always keep the media's attention. As president, entertainment sites can't stop writing about him.<p>Once relegated to the entertainment section of The Huffington Post as a statement, Trump has increasingly garnered prime real estate on the front pages and …

How Facebook and Google could disrupt the subscription model for news

By applying their technology to the publishers’ antiquated subscription systems, the two Internet giants could help create a sustainable news …

Innovation

WhatsApp launches Status, an encrypted Snapchat Stories clone

WhatsApp could put the brakes on Snapchat’s international growth with today’s launch of WhatsApp Status, a new tab for sharing decorated photos, videos and GIFs that disappear after 24 hours. It’s another Facebook-owned Snapchat Stories copycat, but the twist is that it’s end-to-end encrypted like …

Messaging

10 Facebook Live tips from the Hindustan Times

Ten months ago, the Hindustan Times began to focus on content creation through mobile journalism, looking at how it could adapt its newsroom using …

Facebook

The Corporation for Public Broadcasting is on a White House hit list for elimination

Now, it should be noted that the public broadcasting system in general — and the CPB in specific, which serves as a key funding layer for NPR, PBS, and various public broadcasting stations across the country — have been consistent targets of cuts and criticism by conservatives. Personally, I’ve …

Surprise! Hoda Kotb Reveals She’s Adopted Daughter Haley Joy: ‘She Is the Love of My Life’

<b>Hoda Kotb</b> is a mom!<p>The <i>Today</i> anchor revealed on Tuesday that she has adopted daughter <b>Haley Joy Kotb</b> — born on Tuesday, Feb. 14.<p>“She’s a Valentine’s …

Babies