Patreon grows like crazy as creators sour on ad-driven platforms

May 20, 2017

… shutting down his channel to start a “news and entertainment network.” His Patreon is currently listed as the site’s most popular. The company has raised $47 million from its own investors to date and is reportedly considering another round. WATCH: Wikipedia founder Jimmy Wales is waging a war on fake news More From this publisher : HERE Recommended ProductsIM Conversion- Membership interactr Agency License This is a developer license for interactr to allow you to sell …

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Why it’s finally time to dump Apple Photos for Google Photos

May 19, 2017

… I’ve been wondering why I even need two photos apps on my home screen. I don’t. One is enough and I’m finally ready to make it my default photos app. And here’s why you should too. SEE ALSO: Google’s vision for AI is the right one I have a long list of reasons for why Google Photos is superior to Apple Photos. Let’s start with storage, because that’s one of its most attractive features. Right off the bat, for the cost of zero dollars, Google Photos …

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8 unnecessary startups you didn’t ask for, but here they are

May 19, 2017

Sometimes these ideas create problems instead of fixing them.Image: ambar Del moral/mashable Yes, there’s an app for that. And even that. While HBO’s Silicon Valley pokes fun at start-up culture, tech entrepreneurs, and off-the-wall ideas, the show’s riffs and jokes aren’t only contained to fictional cable TV storylines. The real world is filled with actual examples of unnecessary companies, apps, and products trying so hard to “disrupt” something, anything. …

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Net neutrality is a pivotal moment in a broader movement for a healthy internet

May 19, 2017

… can cement the web as a public resource. If we dont, mass surveillance, exclusion and insecurity can creep into every aspect of society. Hospitals held hostage by rogue hackers can become the status quo. Todays support for net neutrality isnt the start of the Internet health movement. People have been standing up for an open web since its inception by advocating for browser choice, for open source practices, for mass surveillance reform. But net neutrality is an opportunity to propel this …

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Hands on with Instagram’s 8 augmented reality face filters for selfies

May 17, 2017

… as selfie lenses in Snapchat. Swipe right from the feed or tap the “Your Story” icon in the upper left of your feed to launch the Stories camera. Then you can either press and hold on your face or tap the face filters icon. There are eight face filters to pick from to start. More will come later. Image: screenshot: raymond wong/mashable Face-tracking appears to be solid and on par with Snapchat lenses, but honestly, they’re nothing really special at this point. If …

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‘Guardians 2’ claims a second easy win at the weekend box office

May 16, 2017

… the summer competition that soon will start to surface. Before the end of May, Guardians will face off against Alien: Covenant, Baywatch, and the latest Pirates of the Caribbean adventure. Wonder Woman follows a week later, on June 2. The first Guardians, on the other hand, released in early August of 2014, a time when summer blockbusters are traditionally winding down. It was considered a surprise success at the time, but its box office longevity had as much to do with the light post-August …

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Okay, but how could Donald Trump be THIS bad at Twitter?

May 14, 2017

… these… I mean we all do it, but Trump pic.twitter.com/Z5zXCQNxoC sittinginbednaked (@nakedtakinnotes) May 13, 2017 @BBCLBicker @fellowhoodlums Trump probably pressed send by mistake. He will be back! Vickie @neoviky (@neoviky) May 13, 2017 Approximately 20 minutes later, Trump returned to compose the following tweet about his interview on Fox News tonight. Notice this message did not even start with “We.” My gosh. @realDonaldTrump @JudgeJeanine @FoxNews Your …

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How to remove Facebook from your life and never miss a social beat

May 14, 2017

… you want to reach out to your friends. You’ll text or email (or whatever), and they’ll get back to you in the same way. I promise, it will be fun. Before you know it, you may even start scheduling hangouts to catch up and chat in person. And you will have arranged it all without Facebook. Staying informed But what about the news? A 2016 Pew Research Center study found that 44 percent of U.S. adults get at least some news from Facebook. Cutting this source of information out of …

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‘Dynasty’ reboot coming to the CW

May 11, 2017

(CNN)CW is looking to start its own “Dynasty.” It hails from the duo behind the network’s teen hit “Gossip Girl,” Josh Schwartz and Stephanie Savage, as well as Sallie Patrick (“Revenge”). Like the ABC soap on which its based, the new series will feature two feuding wealthy families, the Carringtons and the Colbys. The reboot, however, is said to have more diversity than the original. …

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Meet the sex-positive YouTubers giving kids the sex talks they really need

May 8, 2017

… vlogging when he moved to London after two years of travel. YouTube gave him the chance to find a community in a new city. “After being frustrated at the lack of LGBT+ sex education available I decided to start using my platform to talk about it myself,” said Calum. “A sexual health charity reached out to me and asked me to come on-board as a member of their team. Ever since Ive been splitting my time between YouTube and the charity; theyre the best two jobs I could ask for and …

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7 tips for parents who work from home

May 6, 2017

… have a dedicated space to work in, create one, and make sure it has a door. 2. Lock that door! Mr. Kelly will never, ever, forget to lock his door again. An open door is an invitation for children to enter and begin a conversation or start tugging on your arm, no matter whether youre working in Photoshop, typing up a blog post, or being interviewed on live TV by the BBC. 3. Train your kids Sometimes locking the door isnt enough to prevent every form of interruption. It may prevent a visual …

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These companies offer crazy-awesome perks and benefits

May 5, 2017

… our employees their thoughts on things like taste, texture, combination of ingredients, portion size, etc. Their answers directly influence our decisions. Image: Veestro How would you describe the general environment at work? We work very hard, but we have a really nice camaraderie. Its definitely a start-up environment, but we keep our employees in the loop of all the exciting things that are happening so they feel a part of the success of the company. We also try to keep things …

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8 must-eat dishes from the best restaurants on earth

May 2, 2017

Image: Callo Albanese & Sueo You may not realize it, but we are currently living in the midst of a culinary revolution. Chefs all over the world are more courageous, creating ornate dishes with inventive and exciting flavours. The big question is: Where do you start? For those who get serious menu anxiety and cant figure out what to order, take a deep breath and discover where to go, what to eat, and what to drink while on a culinary quest around the world. Osteria Francescana Modena, …

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Reform ‘high stakes’ primary tests, MPs urge – BBC News

May 1, 2017

… spelling, punctuation and grammar tests for 11-year-olds to become non-statutory. Ministers recently announced proposals to scrap tests for seven-year-olds, following years of pressure from teachers, parents and educationalists. The Department for Education is consulting on a new assessment for pupils when they first start school – but the report urges caution when introducing a “baseline” measure. “It should be designed as a diagnostic tool to help teachers identify …

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RIP: Yik Yak

April 30, 2017

… ‘so long for summer’ to yall, too. To that end, well begin winding down the Yik Yak app over the coming week as we start tinkering around with whats ahead for our brand, our technology, and ourselves,” Droll and Buffington wrote. “Were grateful to the users who made Yik Yak a place for laughs, camaraderie, stress relief, social comfort, news, memes, class recommendations, campus spirit, and so much more,” they added. “We’ve loved being part of your …

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Line of Duty: series creator Jed Mercurio interrogated – BBC News

April 30, 2017

… about my normal day-to-day life. Then when I’ve come up with some sort of story, I get the editorial team on board and we try to develop it. I then write an outline of the first episode which takes about a week. Only when we are happy with the first episode do we start on the second. Can we expect any surprises for the final episode? (pauses, laughs) You will just have to watch! How do real-life police officers react to the plot? One of our intelligence advisers for the show said his …

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TED 2017: UK ‘Iron Man’ demonstrates flying suit – BBC News

April 28, 2017

… 10 minutes. The start-up he founded, Gravity, is working on new technology for the device which Mr Browning said will make the current prototype look “like child’s play”. Since video of his maiden flight went on YouTube, he has had thousands of views and interest from investors and the UK military. But he does not think that the system is about to go mainstream anytime soon. …

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HuffPost shows off its slick new look

April 27, 2017

… forward. The website first found popularity in the era of search engine optimization, best known for satisfying Googlers asking things like “What time does the Super Bowl start?“ Now, digital media has transitioned to social media, where HuffPost remains a major player particularly on Facebook, where it often tops Newswhip’s monthly rankings. Image: HUFFPOST Along with its new website and name, HuffPost has a new logo. Goodbye H, hello slash. It’s meant to …

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Action urged on school holiday hunger – BBC News

April 25, 2017

… start next year, to allocate 100,000 to every council to fund schemes to ensure that children are properly fed during the school holidays. It claims the cost of providing free meals and activities during holidays can be 1.50 per child per day. The report urges ministers to impose a statutory requirement on local authorities to run schemes delivering “free meals and fun” for children during school holidays, with voluntary groups “in the driving seat wherever possible”. …

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Kim Zolciak’s Son Bitten By Dog ‘Traumatic Injuries’ Require Operation And Hospital Stay

April 24, 2017

This is so awful! News is just coming in that Kim posted a pic to her Instagram account a couple hours ago (below) explaining the incident and Kash’s touch-and-go recovery from the horrific event: I don’t know where to start. The last 14hrs of our lives has been a living nightmare. My sweet @kashbiermann was bit by a dog and had very traumatic injuries. I’ve never prayed so hard, or been so scared in my life. My husband, our daughters, Kj, Tracey, his nanny, Michael …

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Women in science share a message: Don’t give up

April 23, 2017

Washington (CNN)From across the fields of science they came, marching to show that women in science have a lot to say. Biologists and ecologists, medical researchers and EMTs, doctors and nurses, biomedical engineers and neuroscientists came with stories of why they fell in love with science. They ranged from little girls to seasoned science veterans, all carrying a message of what they’d like to tell other women. …

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

April 22, 2017

… recipe. Best of all? Plans start at around $10 per serving. 7. You cant let go Do you have a house full of stuff that you never use but hold onto them because you might need that snow blower even though you live in Florida? Its time to let some of that clutter go. While I understand that you dont want to buy something if you already have it, take stock of the things that you know youll need. If you keep accumulating stuff, youll potentially run into a situation where you need to rent storage …

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

April 20, 2017

… shifted from enterprise to consumer that women began starting companies in large numbers. Add to that the fact that less than 5% of venture partners are female and you start to see why its been an uphill battle. What do you see for the future of women in business? I see blue sky ahead. We just need a few big wins. Once we have a few examples of women-led companies successfully going public, or being acquired for billions of dollars, it will put to rest the rest the silly arguments about whether …

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The best beauty shops on Etsy

April 18, 2017

In 2005, Etsy was launched in a Brooklyn apartment by three friends whod hoped to give local artists a place to sell their work. Over the past 12 years, the start-up has grown from a small, three-person operation to a global online marketplace with a network of nearly two million artists. Though best known for its selection of handcrafted jewelry and one-of-a-kind art, Etsy also boasts an unbeatable beauty section, with sellers hawking everything from all-natural, organic skincare to …

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CNN 10 – April 10, 2017

April 10, 2017

April 10, 2017 Leading off the week’s news on CNN 10: terrorist attacks in northern Africa and northern Europe. We’re explaining the reasons for and responses to a U.S. airstrike on a Syrian airbase. And we’re showing you how a CNN Hero is helping students with hearing loss and bringing joy to their lives and loved ones. TRANSCRIPT CARL AZUZ, CNN 10 ANCHOR: A lot of news to catch you up on this Monday. Thanks for watching CNN 10. We start with reports of terrorist attacks in …

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CNN 10 – April 7, 2017

April 7, 2017

… debate, which means to force an actual majority vote, you needed always to have 60. It required typically some bipartisan consensus building, because neither party often had 60-plus seats in their control. When you remove that, you start to slide even further down the slippery slope that Harry Reid started us all on in 2013. If we’ve already wiped out the use of the traditional filibuster, that 60-vote margin on several things including Supreme Court nominees, what’s to stop either …

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