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Band-Aid’s Social Debut

Non-beauty brands don’t usually dabble in influencer marketing. However, Band-Aid defied the odds with its campaign “Stick With It,” the success of …

Public Relations

Apple's big iPhone reveal is a day away

More than 10 years after Steve Jobs announced the original iPhone in San Francisco, Apple is preparing for another landmark event.<p>Some things will be different. Tim Cook will be on stage, and the location will be Apple's brand new campus in Cupertino. But the star of the show will still be the …

Tip: Do 30-Rep Sets for Muscle

Science shows that sometimes, higher-rep sets work better. Check this out.<p>The vast majority of lifters do 8 reps per set. Most exercise theorists …

Twitter users are revealing the identities of Charlottesville white supremacist protestors

The @YesYoureRacist Twitter account is leading the way.<p>If the white nationalists and supremacists at the Unite the Right rally in Charlottesville, Va., were looking to be noticed, mission accomplished.<p>A group of Twitter users — most notably the @YesYoureRacist account — have been publishing photos …

Time for Republicans to Leap From the Boat

President Trump is attacking the Senate for his own failures—and after Charlottesville, senators may realize the damage they’re inflicting on their own party by standing by him.<p>President Trump made two big political decisions over past half-week, and both are already proving disasters.<p>The first …

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Over 50,000 digitized pieces of vinyl can now be listened to on Internet Archive

Get familiar with the Great 78 Project<p>New York’s ARChive of Contemporary Music (ARC) has been preserving audiovisual materials since 1985, and a little over a year ago, it partnered with the Internet Archive to bring its Great 78 Project to the public. Along with audiovisual digitization vendor …

Jack Dorsey To Give A Third Of His Stock To Twitter Employees

Last week, 336 Twitter employees were laid off. Now Dorsey hopes to "reinvest directly in our people."<p>Twitter Inc Chief Executive and co-founder Jack Dorsey said he is giving a third of his stock in the company, about 1 percent, to the employee equity pool.<p>The move, worth $197 million as of July …

ESPN is shutting down its YouTube channels over paid subscriptions

Not everyone's on-board with YouTube's new paid subscription option. In the wake of this week's announcement, ESPN has begun pulling its videos off YouTube, as a result of a rights conflict with YouTube's paid subscription model. The switch was first noticed at <i>Grantland</i>, where YouTube videos have …

Twitter's Promoted Moments Will Get Its First Test Sunday

New native ad product will launch first with a Moment featuring "Creed," a reboot of the Rocky movie franchise.

Facebook Expands Search To All 2 Trillion Posts, Surfacing Public Real-Time News

Facebook is ready to challenge Google and Twitter for control of real-time news search and the news itself. Starting today with a rollout to US English language users, Facebook Search will return anything you’re allowed to see from its 2 trillion posts. That includes public posts by all people and …

Instagram's Boomerang app lets you shoot 1-second video loops

Slowly but surely, the Instagram team is building a suite of apps to help you be more creative on its photo and video-sharing platform. Following Hyperlapse and Layout, we've now got Boomerang, an app for iOS and Android that lets you shoot one-second videos -- made from a burst of five photos -- …

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Is social media ruining our kids?

<b>(CNN) —</b> It is 10 o'clock. Do you know where your children are?<p>A decade ago, if your answer to that question was, "Yes, at home," you felt comfortable that your children were in a safe and secure place. That's no longer true. Now that kids have smartphones and tablets, they can hang out on a …

2 Programs to Build Up Your Pull Ups

<b>Some of the biggest smiles in training come after people achieve their first strict pull up.</b> People feel a great sense of accomplishment when they …

9 Best Deadlift Tips

Here's what you need to know...<p>To build the deadlift, prioritize the squat for 6 weeks while not pulling heavy at all.<br>• Powerlifter Dan Green's number …

Seth's Blog

As of now, there are more minutes produced by the podcasts I listen to each day than there is time to listen to them.<p>I can't listen to something new …

Twitter CEO Dorsey Apologizes To Developers, Says He Wants To “Reset” Relations

Twitter’s epic bust up with developers several years ago was one of the bigger bumps in the company’s rocky history, so now, as the social media company is working to reboot the business under new CEO Jack Dorsey, it kicked off its big developer event with a key message: an apology for Twitter’s …

Twitter’s new polling feature is now rolling out to users on iOS, Android, and Web

Twitter has introduced a new way for people to express their opinions — through native polling. The polling option, which is rolling out today, means that soon anyone on iOS, Android, and on Twitter.com will be able to create a poll right from the “compose box” to get feedback from the network’s …

Social Media

Emoji room service is now a thing if you're too lazy to call the front desk

Emoji room service is now a thing.<p>Aloft Hotels is launching Text it, Get it — TiGi, for short — in Manhattan on Wednesday in an effort to further …

Hospitality

Exclusive: An inside look at the new ad-free YouTube Red

Red Dawn<p>An inside look at YouTube’s new ad-free subscription service<p>By Ben Popper | Photography by Cara Robbins<p><b>A family is gathered</b> around the dinner table: Dad and the kids have spaghetti on their plates, Mom is standing, serving spoon in hand. She cocks her head to the side and with a broad smile …

How Facebook is Slowly Strangling Twitter

Image via BigStockPhoto.comFor years, Twitter has rolled out new features to make its service more like Facebook. Images in the tweet stream. Profile …

Amazon PR Boss Blasts New York Times Exposé, Digs Up Dirt on Its Sources (Update)

Amazon's Jay Carney, a former journalist, takes the gloves off.<p>It took several months, but Amazon is taking the gloves off in its fight against the New York Times and the paper’s stinging summer report about the e-commerce giant’s work culture.<p>In a blog post published on Medium on Monday morning, …

Facebook Will Alert You If a Government Hacks Your Account

Rest assured that the next time some state-sponsored hackers go after your personal information on Facebook, the social networking giant will give …

How to Function at Work When You Get Almost No Sleep | Inc.com

My wife and I are new parents. (Yay!) That means we get--no joke--maybe 50 percent as much sleep as we used to, if we're lucky. (Boo!)<p>That's not sustainable, and I know it's not healthy. Yet we all know that there are some times when you have no choice in the matter--you didn't get anywhere near …

Are the People Who Take Vacations the Ones Who Get Promoted?

Photo by Andrew Nguyen<p>Too many people limit their happiness and success by assuming that taking time off from work will send a negative message to their manager and slow their career advancement. But new research, says that the exact opposite is true. Taking a vacation can actually <i>increase</i> the …

Twitter Just Became a Messaging App

In what's only one of Twitter's many updates this week, the platform announced that it will be increasing Direct Message character count from 140 …

Apps

Taking Into Account Time Spent on Stories

<i>By Ansha Yu, Software Engineer and Sami Tas, Software Engineer</i><p>The goal of News Feed is to show you the content that matters to you. The actions …

We Don't HAVE to Be Friends

Oh, social networks. You've really messed up a lot of people's heads. People have this weird belief that it matters whether or not someone choose to …

8 Tips to Master a More Paperless Life With Evernote

When the first Earth Day was proposed at the suggestion of Wisconsin Senator Gaylord Nelson in 1970, paper was the primary means of communication and …

Twitter to Push Out Twice-Daily ‘Highlights’ Digest

On Twitter, not every tweet is gold, and the hunt for those tweets takes time. Twitter users have to scroll through many subpar tweets to find the ones that are breaking news or making a good quip.<p>Now Twitter is taking some of the work out of that process with a new feature it launched on Thursday …

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