Cherrie Downer

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Twitter has an exciting business it rarely talks about, but could be a major money-maker

MoPub has around 31,000 apps on its platform, and it works with publishers and developers to help sell ads within their apps, by plugging into a network of around 155 demand-side platforms (DSPs,) one of which is Twitter. Last year one analyst predicted MoPub will bring in more than $500 million in …

21 Things That Make Casting Directors Happy in the Audition Room

Casting directors are your advocates and champions. Your wonderful work makes us look good and actually gets the role cast. Your disconnected, …

Happiness

The Best Beauty Surgeons

Bazaar's Hot List: 24 doctors on the cutting edge<p>While skin-smoothing lasers, peels, Botox, and other wrinkle erasers are incredibly fast-growing noninvasive procedures (and are performed regularly by most of the plastic and cosmetic surgeons listed here), going under the knife remains the gold …

We may already know how we will cure death—but should we?

A pair of advocates—they do legitimate research too, but their ardor is so intense, it’s hard to call them scientists—believe that they will, within their lifetimes, make ours the first generation of humans to live forever.<p>Their quest is elegantly laid out in <i>The Immortalists</i>, a new documentary …

Singularity

Associated Press News

5 Biggest Mistakes a Theater Actor Makes on a Film Set

You just landed your first film job! Congratulations! However, working on a film set is much different than in a theater. Here are the top five …

Can theatre ever pull off a convincing stage death?

If you’ve been to the theatre even a handful of times, it’s likely you’ve seen a stage death. Our fascination with death seems endless, and proves fruitful picking for playwrights. For the writer, there’s power in making an audience empathise with a character and then ripping that character away, …

Punchdrunk: plunge into a world of extraordinary theatre

Punchdrunk, pioneers of the 'immersive theatre' phenomenon, are back with their biggest show yet: The Drowned Man. Dominic Cavendish reports.<p>How on earth did I miss it? Although it’s set to one side of Paddington Station, the former Royal Mail Sorting Office on London Street, W2 isn't difficult to …

London Bridge

This Animation Teaches You More About Physics Than High School Ever Did

It's a shame I never paid attention in physics class because outside of Walter White's school of chemistry, physics might be the coolest type of …

Physics

Steve McQueen: my hidden shame

Steve McQueen has known about slavery for as long as he can remember. To the son of West Indian parents, slavery's history is the story of his very existence: "So there is a weight on your chest, on your back, from a very early age." Yet he cannot recall having ever felt angry about it.<p>"Angry?" He …

JACK RYAN: SHADOW RECRUIT - Film Clip and 2 New Posters

First Look at BARELY LETHAL with Hailee Steinfeld and Samuel L. Jackson

On correlation, causation, and the "real" cause of autism

Here for spreading far and wide is a graphical reminder of the important distinction between correlation and causation.<p>Redditor Jasonp55 writes that …

Visualizing The Big Data Industrial Complex [Infographic]

Behold the ever expanding rings of big data, tech’s most overhyped sector. I say overhyped, yet demand is fierce for software, hardware and consulting services that help companies process and store giant streams of varied and frequently changing information. According to research collective …

The 3 Different Strategies of Venture Funds

As I wrote about in a post on aligning founder and VC incentives, it’s important for entrepreneurs to understand their own ambitions and the …

Research Experiment Produces First Human Brain-To-Brain Interface

In more brain news, researchers from the University of Washington (UW) say they’ve created the first successful, non invasive brain-to-brain-interface.<p>Don’t run screaming from your computer just yet. This is a research project in a controlled lab. The researcher, Rajesh Rao, says he was able to …

Are You a Left-Brain or Right-Brain Thinker? This Image Can Tell You

Roger Sperry won the Nobel Prize in 1981 for his work on what is now commonly known as right brain-left brain thinking. Sperry theorized that some very specific activities were controlled by one side of the human brain or the other — for example, the right side controlled creative tasks, while the …

MIT Steps In To Block A Reporter From Getting Aaron Swartz's Secret Service File

A judge agreed and told the government to turn over the documents.<p>But right before they did, MIT stepped in and asked for a delay.<p>"I have never, in fifteen years of reporting, seen a non-governmental party argue for the right to interfere in a Freedom of Information Act release of government …

Feds tell Web firms to turn over user account passwords

Secret demands mark escalation in Internet surveillance by the federal government through gaining access to user passwords, which are typically stored in encrypted form.<p>"This is one of those unanswered legal questions: Is there any circumstance under which they could get password information?" <br …

An adorable missile launch and other great GIFs from artist Guillaume Kurkdjian

Digital artist Guillaume Kurkdjian posts a weekly original GIF to his Tumblr site <i>Bisous les copains</i>, each a twee three-dimensional scene from a stick figure universe (launching a missile, it turns out, can be absolutely adorable). When he's not animating, the Nantes, France-based Kurkdjian runs <i>La</i> …

New and Used Car Reviews, Car News and Prices

Let's get you back to homebase.<p>Expert reviews, car-shopping advice, features and specs, free price quotes, and more—all in our Buyer's Guide.<p>Our unbiased take on the latest vehicles of all styles.<p>Up-to-the-minute scoops and car news. If you need to know it, you'll find it here.<p>Road trips, in-depth …