So, Fyre isn’t just a music festival. Meet Ja Rule’s company

April 29, 2017

In case you have been under a rock or you’re trapped on an island in the Bahamas with a dead cell phone and no connectivity the Fyre Festival has been a disaster. But what is Fyre? Yes, it’s a music festival that has now left hundreds of rich millennials stranded and awaiting refunds. But the actual Fyre, the inspiration of the name, is a company created by rapper Ja Rule. Fyre, which I hadn’t heard of until today, is an “on-demand talent booking service.” I went …

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Netflix has found a way into the world’s biggest streaming market

April 27, 2017

Image: Netflix After being locked out of the massive Chinese market by regulators, Netflix looks set to be able to enter the country after all. The company has signed a licensing deal with local streaming service iQiyi, which claims over 500 million monthly users. Robert Roy, Netflix’s vice president of content acquisition, announced the deal at APOS an industry conference that is being held in Bali, Indonesia, according to The Hollywood Reporter. SEE ALSO: ’13 Reasons Why’ …

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What Sheryl Sandberg can teach you about loss, grief, and resilience

April 25, 2017

… about her writing and its ultimate purpose. But none of that skepticism changes what Sandberg and her co-author Adam Grant, the University of Pennsylvania psychologist, have done with Option B. They’ve taken her deeply personal story and pressed it into service. Her account is the book’s workhorse. It’s the terrible fate that makes you curious enough to read thousands of words about the social science research that just might help you cope with tragedy. This impulse of hers to …

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25 ways to save $250 a month that everyone is messing up

April 22, 2017

… enjoy watching local sports or shows like Game of Thrones, you may end up paying more money each month since youre still paying for Internet service, a local TV package, and a premium channel subscription. Unless youre not a TV-watcher, cord-cutting may not be your best option. 15. Not calculating your retirement Saving for your retirement is never a bad idea. Going into it blindly is, however. You wouldn’t purchase a car or home without knowing how much its going to cost you, right? In …

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The Queen is 91 and to mark it the Royal Family are tweeting lovely old photos

April 22, 2017

… One of the photos the Royal Family have shared shows the Queen at the tender age of one month old at her christening, with her parents, King George VI and Queen Elizabeth (The Queen Mother). Now the oldest reigning monarch, she dedicated her life to service on her 21st birthday. More > https://t.co/mcVCkOE7UY #QueensBirthday pic.twitter.com/chSdUWfARJ The Royal Family (@RoyalFamily) April 21, 2017 @ClarenceHouse the official Twitter account for Prince Charles and the Duchess of …

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

April 20, 2017

… product. We invested in a company called Hop, Skip, Drive a ride service for kids founded by 3 working moms in LA. When we made the investment, there was a better-funded competitor in SF. That founder skimped on background checks and spent his money instead on marketing. HSD knew the #1 issue for customers (moms) would be safety; so from day one they fingerprinted every driver. Two years later, the SF company has folded, and HSD is thriving. It’s still early days but theres also evidence …

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Uber will shut down its current version of UberRush

April 16, 2017

The end of UberRush.Image: justin sullivan/Getty Images Uber will eliminate its use of UberRush for restaurants as a logistics and courier delivery service, Quartz reported Friday. The lesser-known Uber delivery service allowed restaurants and some other businesses to power their own deliveries. But as the popularity of UberEats, which allowed customers to order food directly through Uber grew, drivers who could have been picking up passengers were busy transporting meals through UberRush and …

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

April 11, 2017

… $39Length: 13 hours/38 lectures 7. Operations Management: Fundamentals of Operations Management, ALISON Image: THE MUSE Whether youre interested in manufacturing or service, this class will cover the operation basics, from scheduling to checking inventory to quality management. Cost: Free Length: 2-3 hours 8. Account Management: Account Management 101: Tactics for Partner Success, Udemy Image: THE MUSE Account management is all about building strong relationshipswhich is why this …

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CNN 10 – April 10, 2017

April 10, 2017

… Northern Africa and Northern Europe. In the nation of Egypt Sunday, bombings at two Coptic Christian churches killed at least 43 people. The first blast took place during a service at St. George’s Church in the city of Tanta. Egypt’s state TV said a bomb was placed under a seat in the main prayer hall. And afterward, outside Mr. Mark’s Coptic Orthodox Cathedral in the city of Alexandria, a suicide bomber set off explosives after police reportedly stopped the attack from …

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Only 8% of college students don’t have Netflix

April 9, 2017

… other’s account (5 percent). The survey, spotted by Business Insider, suggests that Netflix is basically a necessityor at least a givenfor college students. Another survey question backs that up: when they had to pick one streaming service, 84 percent of the 6,660 college students surveyed chose Netflix. HBO GO came next with 12 percent, and just 4 percent said Hulu (Amazon didn’t factor into the survey). LendEDU surveyed college students over a full year and a halffrom October 2015 …

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CNN 10 – April 7, 2017

April 7, 2017

… it’s not just tornadoes. Hurricanes, floods, droughts, blizzards, wild fires, they all combine to bring America some of the most extreme weather in the world. But given the fact that it’s spring and given the fact that most tornadoes spin up between April and June, this is what’s considered Tornado Season. And the National Weather service says as many as nine twisters might have struck the Midwest and Southeast this week. A system of storms thundered across the region, …

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Social airline concepts make flying more fun

April 7, 2017

(CNN)Flying is about to get a lot more fun. The latest design concepts feature customizable group-seating pods, sleek lounge bars and, soon enough, co-working spaces — all at 35,000 feet. These changes come with a trend toward experiential travel, in which “authenticity and personalized experiences” are key components of a fulfilling journey, according to a 2016 US Experiential Traveler Survey by travel industry intelligence platform Skift. …

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Petlexa, Google Gnome and the rest of Silicon Valley’s April Fools pranks

April 2, 2017

… seconds or less.” Click on the banner introducing the service to watch condensed clips of The Mindy Project, Seinfeld, Empire and other shows Hulu has streaming rights to. Lyft’s Mono A few days early, Lyft rolled out Mono a wearable that hails a Lyft for you when you raise your hand in the air (like raising your hand would do if you were hailing an actual taxi). Lyft quickly admitted the wearable was a prank, but the company did get Bella Hadid to try one out. #GetMono …

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Qatar Airways figures out a way to get past the laptop ban

April 1, 2017

… occupied. Or you could just sleep. Plenty of options. Image: qatar airways Emirates, another airline affected by the U.S. ban, already announced a service to stow away banned electronics at the gate, so passengers can use laptops, tablets, e-readers and other devices while waiting to board and on earlier legs of flights. These airlines are getting creative to keep passengers entertained and happy. WATCH: The new ‘Gear 360’ camera is smaller and works with iPhones More From …

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The internet histories of Congress aren’t as available as you might think

March 31, 2017

… campaigns were inspired by Republicans in the Senate and the House, who recently voted in favor of taking away privacy protections on your internet data, which were set up by former President Barack Obama. Obama’s privacy measures never sprang to life, though, because of the aforementioned vote by both houses of Congress. Now internet service providers can pimp out your data for the foreseeable future (assuming President Donald Trump signs the legislation, which he’s basically …

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Lyft actually followed through on making a wearable that was created as a joke

March 31, 2017

Lyft went super hard for a prank.Image: lyft Would you believe it if Lyft rolled out an actual, physical product to hail a ride? A one-use wearable, giving you streamlined access to all the service’s cars at the lyft (lolz) of your thumb? You shouldn’t believe it well, not completely. The ride-hailing app is currently shilling Mono, a wearable with some legitimately cool specs: it has BLE tech to pair with your phone, a micro-controller synched with the Lyft API that reads gyroscope …

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Art world’s Welsh national gallery wish list – BBC News

March 26, 2017

… pieces. Image copyright Wales News service Image caption Penarth-based artist Ivor Davies with his 2015 exhibition at Cardiff’s National Museum According to Dr Howells, the work proved for the first time that Wales was capable of producing “world-class creative talent.” “It expresses perfectly the joy and contentment of relaxing on an afternoon on a sun-drenched lakeside,” he adds. Dr Howells also nominates classic 1931 portrait The Welsh Collier, painted by …

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Twitter just floated the idea of a premium service

March 25, 2017

Fancy.Image: Bethany Clarke /Getty Images Why give something away for free if you can charge for it? The Twitterverse was set aflame this afternoon with news that the company is considering creating a premium service for its power users. Fortunately, this wouldn’t be some sort of Tinder Select-esque club for only the rich, beautiful and famous account holders. Rather, the idea is to give paying users access to a host of new data and analytics tools. Think of it as a souped-up version of …

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Shanghai: Insider Travel Guide

March 24, 2017

(CNN)Welcome to the future. This is the best of Shanghai, home to more than 20 million residents, 6,000 high-rises (and growing) and a constant chorus of jackhammers. It’s a city striving to set all the benchmarks for the modern world. …

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Tokyo: Insider Travel Guide

March 23, 2017

(CNN)Tokyo is a city that can roar one moment and whisper at the next, a place where almost anything seems possible. After all, 13 million people share this 2,188-square-kilometer piece of the planet, which is home to some of the world’s top restaurants, stores and cafs. It’s also a one-stop center for the best of Japan — culture, quality products and impeccable service. …

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A city stilled, shocked and then enraged by attack

March 23, 2017

… are only allowing people to cross over but not return toward the city. Pedestrians must go around another way. Emergency response vehicles continue to stream past every few minutes. London Ambulance service vehiclesare parked in a barrier across the south end of Westminster Bridge and in front of St. Thomas’ Hospital. Up ahead, blue flashing lights signal where people in white crime-scene bodysuits have come to examine the scene. …

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12 Surprising And Sneaky Facts About Prohibition

March 21, 2017

… to making ice cream. 7. Dive Bars Were Called “Blind Pigs” Wikimedia Commons / Bain News service Folks who were lucky enough to live on a coast could hop on a boat that would circle out in international waters and enjoydowning as much alcohol as their sea-legs would let them. 10. Bootlegging Court Cases Could Get Complicated YouTube / Ken Burns Quite afew of the more famous of New York City’s sneaky drinking spots have their doors open todaylike …

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Why sports betting is starting to look a lot more like Wall Street

March 20, 2017

… sophisticated tools that involve complex data analysis to achieve better odds, real-time wagering during games, fund managers who pool bets and risk management practices. The result is something akin to day trading. Heres how: 1. Robot oracle Gamblers can find a plethora of sources online guiding them to the best sports picks. IntelligentBettingTips.com is one service that provides suggestions based on a prediction model similar to collective intelligence used by the big banks. Collective …

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