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William Gillette Restored To Life On Film

Before Basil Rathbone, Jeremy Brett, Robert Downey Jr., Benedict Cumberbatch and Jonny Lee Miller there was Hartford's William Gillette.

Perhaps the …

Instagram 'highlights' emails hitting your inbox soon

Instagram is getting on board with email. The popular social network started sending out "highlights" emails to some of its users this month. Like Twitter's similar "best of" emails, the messages serve up a sort of recap of what's been going on in your social network. More importantly for …


Twitter Has Held Talks to Acquire Flipboard

Twitter has been engaged in an ongoing series of talks to acquire Flipboard, according to multiple sources with knowledge of the situation, in an all-stock deal that would value the company at over $1 billion.

Those discussions, which have been pushed by Twitter CFO Anthony Noto, have been taking …

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This Week in Digital - May 24, 2015

The sharing economy is under fire, Apple TV may be a reality soon, Fitbit for your car expands, Facebook gets pressured for better privacy controls …


How Everyone Gets the 'Sharing' Economy Wrong

If you want to start a fight in otherwise polite company, just declare that the “sharing economy” is the new feudalism, or else that it’s the future of work and all the serfs should just get used to it, already.

The “sharing economy” being, of course, a hodgepodge of mostly unrelated but often …

Sharing Economy

Conan Doyle Estate Sues Mr. Holmes

"the relentless threat" [VALL]

Well, they're at it again.

The Conan Doyle Estate, Ltd. - that business entity that takes responsibility for the …


San Francisco Silent Film Festival: William Gillette and the Making of SHERLOCK HOLMES

by Thomas Gladysz

William Gillette was not the first actor to play Sherlock Holmes on film—that honor goes to the anonymous lead of a brief …


Uber: Disability Laws Don’t Apply to Us

Is Uber letting its drivers dodge The Americans With Disabilities Act?

Sometimes it slips Kristin Parisi’s mind that she’s disabled. After 25 years in a wheelchair—the result of a car accident when she was 5 years old—her means of transportation no longer registers as abnormal.

“It’s one of those …


Conan Doyle Estate Sues Mr. Holmes

"the relentless threat" [VALL]

Well, they're at it again.

The Conan Doyle Estate, Ltd. - that business entity that takes responsibility for the …


Snapchat to hire journalists for 2016 US presidential race

Snapchat is hiring journalists to cover the 2016 US presidential race and turn submissions from the 100 million users of the photo-sharing app into event-focused stories.

An ad for content analysts politics & news on the Greenhouse recruitment site asks for “political junkies and news aficionados” …


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Sherlock Holmes Creator’s Estate Sues Miramax Over Ian McKellan’s ‘Mr. Holmes’

The estate of Sherlock Holmes author Arthur Conan Doyle has sued Miramax, Roadside Attractions and director Bill Condon, claiming that the upcoming …

Sherlock Holmes

If You Could Pick Only One, Would You Hire Don, Peggy or Joan?

We know them better than we know some of our own peers. We've admired their work. We've watched them present. We've seen them build an agency. We've …

Peggy Olson

Flickr's new auto-tags are racist and offensive

Flickr's new auto-tagging feature is generating some pretty offensive results.

The photo sharing site, which is owned by Yahoo, launched image-recognition software two weeks ago that automatically creates tags for photos. The purpose was to make images more searchable in the system.

For example, a …


Apple and Disney: Extensions of You | Superhype

May 11th, 2015 by ddeal

Apple and Disney want more than your money. They want to influence your behavior. Disney’s MagicBand wearable is teaching …

Walt Disney

5 Surprises Zuckerberg Revealed at Facebook's Town Hall Meeting

Censorship, biotech and the fashion merits of the “onesie” — these were among the topics during Mark Zuckerberg’s Thursday town hall meeting at Facebook’s HQ in Menlo Park, Calif. It was a chance for Zuck to cut loose, and he kicked off by saying he preferred to avoid speaking through reporters and …


Born on This Day: Sir Arthur Conan Doyle

"he had created a local hero" [VALL]

On May 22, 1859, Arthur Igantius Conan Doyle was born to Charles and Mary (Foley) Doyle in Edinburgh, …

Arthur Conan Doyle

Judge Andrew Peck on TAR (Technology-Assisted Review)

A Grown-Up's Guide to Snapchat and Periscope

GREETINGS, FELLOW adult! We’re here to discuss the latest development in social media: broadcasting your life. (If you’re a teenager and still reading, please go LOL in that corner with the beanbag chairs.)

Whoa, hold on, isn’t this already happening, you ask? Don’t the huevos rancheros that I …


The Quick, Easy Guide to Build a Social Listening Dashboard

What happens when you tweet at a company, asking for help with their product?

What’s been your experience with mentioning or tagging someone with a …


Meet The Boss Of The Future

The power is shifting, and what it means to be a great boss is taking a dramatic turn.

We work in an ever-changing, hyperconnected, world-scattered workplace. As the way we work changes, so too will the boss's role need to shift to meet those demands.

Take, for example, the very makeup of the U.S. …

The Future

Masculine Bedroom Decor — Gentleman's Gazette

For those who are married or living with their partner, being able to decorate your bedroom may not be an option. But for men who are living the …


Westminster Libraries & Archives: Sherlock Holmes 50th anniversary exhibition

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Uber Hires New Legal Counsel From Apple to Help With Its Privacy Issues

Uber has just poached Sabrina Ross, Apple counsel specializing in privacy law. She’s joining Katherine Tassi, the former head of data protection at Facebook, who joined Uber as its managing counsel for privacy last August.

Tassi confirmed to Re/code that Ross is the fourth attorney hired for the …


Facebook Might Consider Business-to-Consumer Chat for WhatsApp

Facebook Inc. said it may allow businesses to contact users through WhatsApp, the first hint of how the social network might make money from the …


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WINKPENS - Write with Wine, Juice or Tea. Get Creative.

The basis for the branding, WINK, was derived from the concept of using “wine as ink” but the pen can be loaded with virtually any liquid that …


Delta gathered all the best memes for this ridiculous safety video

Flying is rarely fun, but if you're flying on Delta, you have at least one thing to look forward to: the airline's new safety video. Trust us, you’re …


Why It Pays to Be a Jerk

New research confirms what they say about nice guys.

Smile at the customer. Bake cookies for your colleagues. Sing your subordinates’ praises. Share credit. Listen. Empathize. Don’t drive the last dollar out of a deal. Leave the last doughnut for someone else.

Sneer at the customer. Keep your …