• Indian luxury trains might soon be streaming content from Amazon Prime Video
  • Twitter sold Fabric to Google in its push to prioritize
  • The iconic Obama ‘Hope’ poster gets revamped for inauguration
  • The campaign to remember Fanny, the ‘patron saint of overlooked women’
  • ‘A Dog’s Purpose’ faces backlash after ‘disturbing’ video surfaces

Indian luxury trains might soon be streaming content from Amazon Prime Video

Image: AMAZON PRIME INDIA SCREENGRAB Amazon Prime is going all out to capture the online video streaming market in India. After its high-octane launch in the country late last year that saw it tie-up with big-ticket local content creators, Amazon is now in talks with Indian Railways for distribution of its Prime Video services in luxury trains, the Economic Times reported. SEE ALSO: Netflix gears up to take on Amazon…

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Twitter sold Fabric to Google in its push to prioritize

Image: ASSOCIATED PRESS/RICHARD DREW Twitter’s relationship with developers is as complicated as ever. The company caught developers by surprise Wednesday when it announced it was selling its developer platform Fabric to Google, thus offloading the suite of developer tools it once heralded as the “the future of mobile software.” SEE ALSO: Twitter’s Periscope launches 360 video The news comes a little more than a year after CEO Jack Dorsey, in…

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The iconic Obama ‘Hope’ poster gets revamped for inauguration

Shepard Fairey’s ‘Hope’ campaign posters became an enduring image of Obama eight years ago. Image: ASSOCIATED PRESS The artist behind the iconic “Hope” poster of Barack Obama that became synonymous with his successful presidential campaign has released a new set of images, just in time for Trump’s inauguration and the subsequent Women’s March. Artist Shepard Fairey, who created the original in 2008 as well as a less flattering Donald Trump…

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The campaign to remember Fanny, the ‘patron saint of overlooked women’

Image: wikimedia commons LONDON You’ve probably never heard of Fanny Cornforth. But, one group of women is campaigning to ensure she gets the recognition she deserves. SEE ALSO: J.K. Rowling, Emma Watson want a very important statue erected in London Emily Turner a writer and researcher and Cornforth’s biographer Kirsty Stonell-Walker are crowdfunding for two memorials for Cornforth, who’s been dubbed “the patron saint of overlooked women”. Turner describes Cornforth…

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‘A Dog’s Purpose’ faces backlash after ‘disturbing’ video surfaces

(CNN)The producers and distributor of the upcoming film “A Dog’s Purpose” are defending their on-set practices after a video from the movie’s set appeared to show a dog in distress while filming a stunt. On Wednesday, TMZ published a minute-long video that showed a German Shepherd unwilling to perform a stunt in rushing water and in danger of drowning when eventually submerged in the pool.

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Young Indian actor apologizes on social media, her country tells her not to

Image: ZAIRA WASIM OFFICIAL FACEBOOK PAGE She’s 16, talented, newly famous. And unfortunately, facing vile abuse on social media. Zaira Wasim, the young actor who dazzled audiences with her flawless debut in Dangal India’s highest-grossing film ever posted an inexplicable “confession/apology” on Facebook last night. And then, she deleted it in no time. SEE ALSO: ‘Dangal’ becomes the highest-grossing Bollywood film of all time Not before screenshots had been taken…

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From the ball pit to the trading floor: Chuck E. Cheese’s is reportedly prepping an IPO

Chuck E. Cheese’s may be the next big unicorn. Image: flickr/steven depolo Step aside, Snapchat: Wall Street’s hottest new unicorn caters to an even younger user base and prefers animatronic rock-star rats to simpering puppy filters. Reuters reports that Chuck E. Cheese’s may be headed from the ball pit to the trading floor with a public offering that would value the chain at more than $1 billion. SEE ALSO: The…

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‘Bridget Trump’s Diary’ is the parody Twitter account you will like just as it is

Image: Getty Images / universal / mashable composite  LONDON It is a truth universally acknowledged that Donald Trump LOVES Twitter. In fact, his stream of consciousness tweets and personal musings could be considered a pithy Bridget Jones-esque diary about the ups and downs of life as PEOTUS. SEE ALSO: Calling Bridget Jones one of the most influential women of the past 70 years is problematic One comedian has created a…

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Young aspiring astronaut is raising money to send girls to see Hidden Figures

Taylor Richardson Image: gofundme Every once in a while Hollywood produces a movie so compelling that it almost becomes necessary viewing. For 13-year-old aspiring astronaut Taylor Richardson that was the case with Hidden Figures a film that shines the spotlight on three brilliant black women at NASA who helped launch astronaut John Glenn into orbit. After having the opportunity to attend a Hidden Figures event at The White House in…

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10 Lifesaving Items You Should Never, Ever Remove From Your Car

Traveling by car is fun. There’s the sense of adventure, the wind in your hair, and the endless possibility of the open road. But nothing puts a damper on your travel plans quite like an unexpected delay. Even worse? A delay where youcan’tget moving again because of an accident, weather conditions, or mechanical problems. Luckily, there are ways you can prepare for any misfortune that might befall your car out…

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Carcasses and ‘liquid truths’: The spellbinding world of Singapore Art Week

(CNN)Singapore’s culture sector is developing rapidly — thanks to a government stimulus in arts and heritage, as well as growing interest from the international community in Southeast Asian art. The fifth Singapore Art Week, which this year runs through January 22, has expanded to include not just established art institutions and organizations, but also smaller, independent galleries. Emi Eu is director of STPI — Creative Workshop & Gallery, which is…

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Winkd is the new dating app that puts LGBTQ people first

People carrying umbrellas and balloons march along a street during the 38th annual Gay and Lesbian Mardi Gras in Sydney, Australia. Image: AP While dating apps have exploded in popularity, they’re most often built with straight, cisgender men and women in mind. Winkd is a soon-to-be launched dating app built for the LGBTQ community. Founded by Diana Kalkoul and Neda Robat-Meily, two 20-something Sydneysiders who both have backgrounds in technology,…

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Tech companies are slowly starting to support a new equal pay law in New York City

New York City could soon bar employers for asking for potential hires’ salary histories. Image:  Andrew Pons/stocksnap A new bill in New York City would make it illegal for employers to ask potential hires about their salary histories, and NYC-based companies are slowly getting on board. Kickstarter is the first tech company to publicly back the legislation, which was proposed by the New York City public advocate’s office. The law,…

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10 companies that have successfully transformed something old to make it new again

A thermostat from ‘Nest’ at CES (Consumer Electronics Show) in Las Vegas, Nevada, USA, 08 January 2015. The trade show takes place from 06 to 09 January 2015. Image: Britta Pedersen/picture-alliance/dpa/AP Images Some of the most striking business success stories of the last few years aren’t about a new product or idea so much as they are about revamping something well-loved (or at least, well-used) and making it feel exciting…

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Trump to continue using his personal Twitter account instead of @POTUS to build followers

“Where is the ‘edit tweet’ option?” Image: Twitter/Kellyanne Conway With just days left until Donald Trump is inaugurated as the 45th president of the United States, the president-elect has finally settled a burning question: where he’ll tweet from once he’s in the White House. SEE ALSO: Next time Trump tweets about a company, this app will let you know if it cost you some cash NBC News reporter Kelly O’Donnell…

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‘Genderless nipples’ account tries to trick Instagram’s nudity policy

A new account is challenging Instagram’s nudity policies. Image: justin sullivan/Getty Images Instagram’s insistence on removing photos of any nipples belonging to women (and only women) is well-known. One account, aligned with the #FreeTheNipple cause, is tricking the platform’s strict nudity policies. Genderless_Nipples posts close-up photos of nipples that make it hard to tell whether the photo is of a man or a woman. SEE ALSO: ‘OITNB’ star joins #FreeTheNipple…

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Ringling Bros. Circus Announces Theyre Closing After 146 Years

After 146 years in business, “the Greatest Show on Earth” is closing their curtains on the circus. Ringling Bros. announced on Saturday, January14, that they willbe closing in May 2017. The executives of the company cited declining sales and high operating costs as the reason behind their closure. After many battles over the years with animal rights groups, they’ve finally called it quits. Many people are shouting, “about damn time!”…

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Despite ‘Famous’ friendship, Trump team hasn’t asked Kanye to perform

Washington (CNN)Tom Barrack, President-elect Donald Trump’s longtime friend and the chair of his Presidential Inaugural Committee, said that the team has not asked rapper Kanye West to perform at the inauguration — despite having had a high-profile meeting with Trump last month. “We haven’t asked him,” he told CNN’s Erin Burnett on “OutFront.” “He considers himself a friend of the President-elect, but it’s not the venue. The venue we have…

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Mark Ruffalo, Michael Moore & More Celebs To Lead Anti-Trump Rally

Mark Ruffalo, Michael Moore, Alec Baldwin and New York City Mayor Bill de Blasio, among other high-profile figures, will lead an anti-Donald Trump rally on the eve of the president-elects inauguration, The Associated Press reports. On Saturday, Moore announced the news on Twitter, encouraging his followers to come to the event. According to his tweet, the rally will take place right in front of Trump International Hotel. We are sending…

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Former WWE wrestler Jimmy ‘Superfly’ Snuka dead at age 73

Nov. 2, 2015: Former professional wrestler Jimmy “Superfly” Snuka, right, arrives for his formal arraignment at the Lehigh County Courthouse in Allentown, Pa. In a decision filed Tuesday, Jan. 3, 2017, a Pennsylvania judge dismissed the murder case against Snuka in the 1983 death of his girlfriend Nancy Argentino, saying Snuka is not competent to stand trial on counts including third-degree murder.  (Michael Kubel/The Morning Call via AP, File) Former…

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Jimmy ‘Superfly’ Snuka dies

(CNN)Jimmy “Superfly” Snuka, the wrestler known for his high-flying leap off the ring’s top rope that flattened his opponents, died on Sunday. He was 73. Actor and former wrestler Dwayne “The Rock” Johnson announced Snuka’s death on behalf of his family. The World Wrestling Entertainment Inc. also confirmed Snuka’s death on its website on Sunday.

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Piccadilly Circus lights to go out for site renovations – BBC News

Image copyright Getty Images Image caption Illuminated advertisements, seen here in 1912, were first introduced to Piccadilly Circus in 1908 The revamped interactive billboard will replace the current six screens. Image copyright Getty Images Image caption The lights, seen here on VE Day, were switched off for a decade during and just after World War Two Image copyright Getty Images Image caption Coca-Cola has a 62-year residency on the Piccadilly…

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The commuters who enjoy being creative with their time – BBC News

Image copyright Vikki Hutton Image caption Amy Dicketts asks the people she photographs to tell her something surprising about themselves “I thought there must be something better I could be doing than staring into space or looking at my phone,” said the 24-year-old who works in marketing. Image copyright Amy Dickett “Usually they are surprised but glad to have some entertainment on an otherwise boring journey. Often the people around…

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Trump vs. Hollywood: Who’s really ‘the elite?’

(CNN)Donald Trump’s response to Meryl Streep’s now-viral speech at the Golden Globes last night is precisely why her remarks are so paramount. Trump’s reaction — calling Streep a “Hillary lover,” telling the New York Times he wasn’t surprised that “liberal movie people” attacked him, and ultimately, the next day, going on a Twitter rampage tweeting that Streep was “one of the most overrated actresses in Hollywood” — revealed just how…

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