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Starting May 16, Entrepreneurs Can Raise Money in a Whole New Way. Here's What You Need to Know.

Monday, May 16, 2016, will be a very big day in the world of crowdfunding.<p>More people will be able to invest in entrepreneurs through crowdfunding than they were just the day before. And that means that more entrepreneurs with more innovative ideas will be able to launch more businesses.<p>“The …

Money

The Marketer's Guide to Instagram's New Algorithm

When Facebook bought Instagram in 2012 for the (then shocking) price tag of one billion dollars, the digital world wondered aloud what Facebook’s …

Programming

Arsenio Hall Sues Sinead O'Connor Over Accusation of Giving Drugs to Prince

Arsenio Hall has brought a $5 million defamation lawsuit against Sinead O'Connor over the singer's recent Facebook post accusing him of being the one …

Lil Keke Addresses 'Sad' Impact Lean Has Had on Hip Hop Culture

BET.com<p>http://www.bet.com/news/music/2014/05/24/lil-keke-addresses-sad-impact-of-lean-hip-hop-culture.html?cid=facebook<p>The Houston rapper speaks out …

Netflix Orders Series Based on Justin Simien’s ‘Dear White People’

It makes sense! I’ve always felt and said that the film would work very well in a serial format, and I’m pleased to see that it will indeed happen; …

Instead Of Renting An Apartment, Sign A Lease That Lets You Live Around The World

Roam provides short-term apartments with a communal feel, for today's digital work-from-anywhere nomad.<p>If you can afford the airfare, it's getting easier to be a digital nomad. Roam, a new network of co-living spaces, offers a lease that lets you continually move: After a couple of weeks or months …

Women's Rights

What America may have taught you about race before you realized it

Jose Antonio Vargas will deliver the keynote speech May 6 at One Night United at Drake University.<p>As a 12-year-old boy newly arrived in America from …

Media Massacre: Juicy, XXL, SLAM, Rides & Other Magazines Ending

More than a dozen or so magazines just became casualties of the digital era, as Harris Publications abruptly announced it was closing last week.<p>The …

Afrika Bambaataa’s Ex-Bodyguard Claims Bambaataa Molested Hundreds Of Boys

A man claiming to be the ex-bodyguard of the hip-hop pioneer came forward to add credence to those who have accused Bambaataa of sexual molestation.

Kids

How Target Built A World-Class Digital Marketing Team: Tips From CMO Jeff Jones

Brands create elaborate marketing strategy plans in hopes of attaining that elusive goal: to deliver a great experience that reels customers in and keeps them coming back. Unfortunately, there’s a wide gulf between what brands want to do with digital and what they actually do — because they simply …

Digital Marketing

The Selfie Generation Has Makeup Companies Rethinking Their Strategies

It’s all about cover up.<p>The selfie has been held up as the exemplar of vanity in the millennial generation, and now all that self-absorption is forcing cosmetic companies to think about a makeover.<p>Instead of buying more expensive products such as anti-aging creams (which women are often encouraged …

Selfies

The $30B Industry Every Freelancer Should Be Tapping

Sponsored content presents a unique opportunity for creators looking to gain new clients<p>For as long as there have been advertisers, there have been advertisers trying to connect with consumers. And now that technology like ad-blocking allows consumers to choose what ads they do and don't see, many …

Advertising

The New Generation of Hybrid Creatives Is Here. Is Your Agency Ready for Them?

Meet Jason. He's an art director/filmmaker/editor/web designer. Or say hello to Sarah. She's a writer/art director/journalist/photographer. Over …

Advertising Industry

2 huge reasons you need a VPN

Today, most users surf the web unaware that sites pinpoint their locations – and if they are aware, why are they concerned?<p>It seems harmless, convenient even; perhaps users are shopping and wish to view items in their country’s currency or they’re browsing for content and prefer to read in their …

VPNs

Animators Fret Over Frugal NBCUniversal's DreamWorks Takeover (And No More Free Lunch)

The company's acquisition of Jeffrey Katzenberg's animation powerhouse brings promise and problems as animators fear layoffs and cost-cutting: …

A Year After its Launch, Apple Music Faces a Reboot

Concerns That the Software Isn’t as Good as Apple’s Hardware<p>Apple Inc. AAPL is preparing to reboot its music streaming business, according to <i>Bloomberg</i>.<p>The news agency reported that Apple will announce a thorough makeover of its service at its upcoming developers’ conference in June, hoping to …

iTunes

Here's Why Adidas Is Scoring a Comeback in the U.S.

“Success starts from the feet up.”<p>Two years after stumbling badly in North America, Adidas says it is notching a big win in the competitive sports gear market.<p>The world’s second largest athletic-gear maker reported impressive first-quarter results to start off the year, with net sales rising 22% on …

Adidas

BET Goes Digs Into the Music Industry with Premiere of New Original Series ‘Inside the Label’ (Trailer)

BET Networks goes deep ‘inside’ the music industry with the premiere of its new original series “Inside the Label,” airing Tuesday, May 17 at 9 PM …

Afro Celt Sound System's Complete Guide To Creating The Perfect Home Recording Studio

From computers to mics, here's what you need to lay down beats like a pro.<p>Wanna record some music? Sadly, scheduling time in a professional studio to record, mix, and master your tunes can set you back thousands of dollars. Happily, you can take a pass on forking over all that dough to music …

Audio Quality

John McCain’s son to the ‘ignorant racists’ criticizing an Old Navy ad with an interracial couple: ‘Eat it’

Sen. John McCain’s son, Jack, had a blunt assessment of the people criticizing an Old Navy ad featuring an interracial couple: “Ignorant racists.”<p>The controversy began when the low-price fashion chain tweeted an ad on Friday featuring a good-looking, adorably dressed couple with their “child.” …

John McCain

Are you ready for the mega-shift from social media to private media?

Over the past few months I’ve seen a few trends coming together but I’m not sure I grasped the significance of what’s happening until a comment I …

Social Media Marketing

How Charlamagne Became Tha God of Hip-Hop Radio

It was 5 a.m. on a chilly early-sprıng morning, and Charlamagne Tha God was piloting his regal Jaguar across the George Washington Bridge from the …

Hip-hop Music

10 Most Important WordPress Plugins

Regardless of how big a given brand is, chances are A) the company has a blog and B) they use WordPress, what with one-fourth of all websites now using the WordPress platform.<p>WordPress software allows users to create a free website on a platform that can be created without the use of any …

WordPress

How The New Instagram and Facebook Algorithm is Killing Small Businesses

Remember a month ago when everyone was panicking about the new Instagram algorithm that Facebook had previously adopted? We were worried that the new algorithm would affect the interaction we receive on our photos and how it might affect our businesses. Well, it's happening and it's KILLING retail …

Facebook

How to Create Social Media Videos on a Budget

Do you want to add video to your social media content mix?<p>Looking for ways to keep production costs low?<p>Creating a video doesn’t have to cost you …

Web 2.0

Scrape Yourself up from Where You Passed Out and Watch Nasty Nigel's Video for "Boone's Farm"

Premieres<p>Here's the thing about songs about being drunk: At some point a few years ago, we all seemed to collectively decide that the best way to designate that a song was about the general state of substance-induced disorientation was to throw a couple synthesizer patches on there and make the …

Entertainment

The Chinese Army Is Using Hip-Hop Videos as a Recruitment Tactic for Some Reason

Noisey News<p>The People's Republic of China is generally not known for its sense of humor. The Middle Kingdom's public image lacks the reek of desparate farce that clings to its neighbor North Korea, or the batshit insanity that's become Japan's calling card. hatever it lacks in wackiness, China more …

Rap Music

Latinos ‘in solidarity' with African Americans in Baltimore

The Latino community in Baltimore is responding to the unrest that has gripped the city over the last week.<p>On Thursday’s <i>Rundown</i>, Casa de Maryland’s …

Quality Control Music Heads Toward Domination With Migos, OG Maco & More at the Forefront – Exclusive

Coach K and Pee have solidified Quality Control Music as one of the premier labels in the music industry. Get to know the brand's leaders and roster …

Gucci Mane

Inside Michael Ferro’s Secret Content Monetization Engine

DTLA - <i>The strategic plan also includes a “content monetization engine” that will use artificial intelligence to redistribute Tribune Publishing</i> …

Artificial Intelligence