How Britain is trying to censor the porn you watch

April 29, 2017

… other porn companies. “They would have all the interest to monetise as much as they possibly can,” he said. Even overseas companies could be forced to self-censor in order to comply As mentioned, even porn sites that aren’t based in the UK and which aren’t subject to UK law can be blocked by ISPs. That raises not only a freedom of expression issue, but also a potential trade war, according to ORG. “Porn sites are already negotiating with credit card processors to …


Games for Change highlights impactful VR projects with its new summit

April 28, 2017

… reality, augmented reality, and mixed reality projects. The Games for Change Festival is happening July 31 to Aug. 2 at the New School in New York City. Susanna Pollack, president of Games for Change, said that while the organization has included some VR games in the past, the recent development of VR and its potential for positive social change led Games for Change to take a deeper look at VR this year. “We feel that Games for Change is very well-positioned to help develop this community …


5 ways inclusive marketing can benefit your business feat. Nigel Barker

April 22, 2017

… the other side of the coin, not all brands utilize inclusive marketing correctly. There have been a handful of brands over the past several months who have tried to take a stab at inclusive marketing, but to their dismay, their message was not received by the masses in the way they had hoped (looking at you, Pepsi). However, when executed correctly, inclusive marketing has the potential to make serious impacts for any business of any size. Nigel Barker, internationally renowned photographer whos …


‘Were close’ BBG Ventures President Susan Lyne on the future of women-led startups

April 20, 2017

… you to better solutions. When you hear a pitch, which is most likely to convince you to invest: the person, the product, or the revenue potential? The ultimate gating factor is always going to be the person: do we believe that this founder can take the product all the way? No business, no matter how successful it may look from outside, has gotten there without serious bumps in the road. The founder is going to face days when nothing is working. She needs tenacity and grace; conviction and a …


Football child abuse suspects put at 250 – BBC News

April 19, 2017

In its last update in January, the number of victims stood at 526, while the number of potential suspects stood at 184. Police forces across the UK have received an increased number of calls from victims and from people offering information since the hotline was set up. The NPCC said 25 referrals to the inquiry related to sports other than football. These have included rugby, gymnastics, martial arts, tennis, wrestling, golf, sailing, athletics, cricket and swimming. While the number of …


10 online classes in 10 different fields to help you figure out your career path

April 11, 2017

… potential career path, you might want to swap Hulu for online classes.To help you find the right niche, weve compiled 10 cheap (or free!) introduction courses for 10 different industries. Ones bound to catch your eye (and maybe even boost your resume) along the way. 1. Product Design: Product Design Course, ALISON Image: THE MUSE According to ALISON, Product design is the process whereby product designers conceptualize and evaluate ideas before turning them into products ready to be sold …


When Heroin Almost Took My Life, My Phone Saved It

April 11, 2017

… social media allows people to communicate freely and share information, it enables the creation of like-minded groups. If these groups are big enough, or driven enough, they have the potential to positively influence and shape cultural progress. Recent examples of this include the Green Revolution in Iran, Arab Spring, the Occupy movement, and #BlackLivesMatter protests. And, of course, the new grassroots movement to end the stigma of addiction. Our community, once marginalized and shamed into …


CNN 10 – April 10, 2017

April 10, 2017

… Every single child here has potential and it’s our job to pull it out of them and open as many as doors so they can shine. These are my girls. I love you, guys. (END VIDEOTAPE) AZUZ: Lasers, fire and robots, oh my! It doesn’t sound like a typical circus, but it’s typical there at the Two Bit Circus. Its founder says it’s all about adding new styles of play. Large companies have brought in the Two Bit Circus for big budget events. They typically run between $50,000 and …


There’s no need for April Fools’ Day because we’re living in a fake news nightmare

April 2, 2017

… engaging those same parts of our brains every day and questioning what we’re seeing in our social feeds.” This year, April Fools’ Day inconveniently falls on a Saturday, leading brands to start their pranks early in order to counter any potential dip in exposure. It has resulted in a week-long run-up to this godforsaken event. For journalists, it has meant days of wading through a deluge of press releases about fake stories, most of which don’t contain a helpful April …


Big brands are latching onto viral sensation April the giraffe

April 1, 2017

… its own film crew coming in and will no doubt break the internet when the end of the longest pregnancy is caught on camera. Postpartum potential Once the calf is born, a new batch of business opportunities come into play. Already media networks are vying to be the official group to release the calf’s name, Donnelly said. A name contest will be held and “one lucky network” will be the official sponsor of the moment it’s announced. Already the zoo is receiving hundreds of …


The Turkey-Netherlands Spat Is A Reminder Of A New Specter Haunting Europe

March 18, 2017

… the importance of Enlightenment. Oh, the Enlightenment, that sacred word! The idea that destroying Islam from the face of the earth was a necessary condition of our liberation was almost laughable. Gradually, I was realizing how coming from a Muslim country was equal in this land to having the potential to become a barbarian. Kaya at a cafe in Amsterdam in 2004. Politics is theater, and whilst talking about books in Britain, I had almost missed the biggest play on offer, I realized as …