New voice for disabled consumers – BBC News

February 21, 2017

… of working can be adopted by other industries with a high degree of success.” Disability Works The BBC’s business and economics unit is looking at how businesses work with people with disabilities and how disabled people have made business work for them A range of stories will feature across online, TV and radio this week On Twitter and Facebook you can follow the hashtag #DisabilityWorks and at the end of the week you can download the Ouch podcast Disability Works: Breaking …

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Already a smash hit in China, ‘The Great Wall’ fails to land in the U.S.

February 21, 2017

… picture. SEE ALSO: Twitter trashes ‘The Great Wall’ with sarcastic #ThankYouMattDamon The Great Wall is already an international hit. It’s amassed more than $170 million in China since it opened on Dec. 16, and its total non-U.S. gross which, as of this weekend, includes 21 additional markets amounts to an estimated $244.6 million. That success is all the more noteworthy in the context of an ongoing debate around whitewashing in Hollywood. The Great Wall has been held up …

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J.K. Rowling thinks up hilarious hashtag in response to Trump’s Sweden comments

February 20, 2017

The internet can’t get enough of President Donald Trump’s “last night in Sweden” remarks, including, of course, J.K. Rowling. Never one to shy from a little fun at the expense of the U.S. president, theauthor joined in on Twitter’s response to Trump’s confusing reference to a terrorist attack that didn’t actually happen. SEE ALSO: Internet turns to @Sweden on Twitter after Trump appears to invent terror attack #MakeBiscuitDryAgain …

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Nike’s Middle East ad promotes women competing in any sport they choose

February 19, 2017

… trying to sell shoes, but staking out positions on touchy subjects is noteworthy, and not without risks. The latest example is a new Nike video posted on the company’s Middle East Twitter feed, which doubles down on its commitment to women achieving excellence and building leadership through sports. More From this publisher : HERE Recommended ProductsWP Developer License Bolt Publisher Unlimited cgncgbAutopixar VIP Club AutoPixar Exclusive VIP Club – FRESH and NEW Inventory. Your UNFAIR …

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Girl going undercover to help bestie on first date is friendship goals

February 18, 2017

To what lengths would you go to ensure your best friend’s happiness? SEE ALSO: This salty reaction GIF is the internet’s new favorite meme Presleigh Dawsyn discovered the answer to this important question while out on a first date and realised the extraordinary lengths her BFF went through to ensure it all went smoothly. Dawsyn tweeted the following text message and photographs to illustrate what true friendship should look like. @presleighdawsyn @_taylorenee @georgia_bryn I …

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Yes, time is moving slower in Trump’s America

February 18, 2017

… living in perpetual fear Take a minute (though it may feel like hundreds of minutes) and examine how your previously mildly unhappy life transformed in the past few months. Maybe you used to spend time on Twitter looking for jokes, not clues that Obama hid the nuclear weapons codes from President Trump. Perhaps you used to use your bed for “bed,” not for “staring into the darkness until light comes.” “It’s only been 3 weeks?” Meg S., who opposes the …

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Donald Trump needs to learn who April Ryan is

February 17, 2017

… great, the Congressional Black Caucus. I think it’s great,” Trump said. I am a journalist not a convener! But thank you for answering my questions. https://t.co/fe9cGXG46w AprilDRyan (@AprilDRyan) February 16, 2017 Despite Trump’s claims he had called a number of times to set up a meeting with the Congressional Black Caucus, the organization said on Twitter that he had actually not replied to its letter. Hey @realDonaldTrump: @AprilDRyan is a honest & professional …

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London Dungeon is being dragged for sexist Valentine’s campaign

February 16, 2017

… picture reading: “Wow, you should really wear makeup more often”. The fat-shaming ones read: People reacted in the comments saying the campaign is “utter misogyny” and a “shameful apology of the violence against women”: Others pointed to the fact that the London Dungeon is a very popular family attraction and school trips “are a big part of the revenue” : The attraction was also criticised on Twitter. Missed …

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Philip Pullman tweets back at fans who can’t wait for his new books

February 16, 2017

… years old. As news of The Book of Dust emerged, Pullman took to Twitter to respond to excited fans. It was pretty hilarious: @Deanrobyn22 In my spare time. Philip Pullman (@PhilipPullman) February 15, 2017 @bee_the_lights No, don’t be dead. Philip Pullman (@PhilipPullman) February 15, 2017 Someone even named their daughter Lyra after the main character in Pullman’s books: @CCriadoPerez That’s on my list of things to do, but I haven’t managed yet. Philip …

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Benedict Cumberbatch ‘honoured’ to top favourite BBC characters poll – BBC News

February 15, 2017

Top 10 favourite British BBC characters 1. Sherlock 29.7% 2. Doctor Who 17.6% 3. Luther 12.4% 4. Basil Fawlty 11.8% 5. The Stig 8.2% 6. Patsy Stone 8.1% 7. Edmund Blackadder 7.4% 8. Hyacinth Bucket 6.1% 9. Vicar of Dibley 5.8% 10. The Daleks 5.6% The BBC Worldwide poll surveyed more than 7,000 people from Australia, France, Germany, India, Japan, Mexico and the United States. Almost 30% of respondents put Sherlock Holmes top, ahead of the Doctor of Doctor Who …

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Gordon Ramsay responds to fan photos with savage Twitter food reviews

February 14, 2017

… Lost for words https://t.co/FoJWu2MAj0 Gordon Ramsay (@GordonRamsay) February 8, 2017 Next on the chopping block was a fry up. Painful https://t.co/cW8Ub6z86i Gordon Ramsay (@GordonRamsay) February 8, 2017 Twitter users had a laugh at Ramsay’s classically vicious assessments. @JonMomplaisir @GordonRamsay deaaaaaad. slayed by Gordon himself. it’s an honor, yet the most dishonorable thing you could experience. Hillary Sujo (@heyyhills) February 9, 2017 …

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Forget humans. Dogs are where it’s at for Valentine’s Day.

February 13, 2017

… even if you have plenty of humans you care for in your life, you should feel no shame about celebrating the love of your furry friend. Make it Facebook official or snap a pic of you and your beloved pup, maybe even with matching dog filters. BONUS: Popular Twitter account that rates dogs now has a cute mobile game …

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A Twitter bug has birthed a fiery Trump conspiracy theory. Here’s what’s real about it

February 13, 2017

Image: Vicky leta/mashable Imagine signing onto Twitter to fire off a couple responses to @realDonaldTrump’s latest 140-character missive. Immediately, you start getting a ton of likes and replies, but within several hours, the entire conversation just…evaporates into thin air. What happened? Whether in support or in anger, those taking the time to tweet at Trump are now seeing this glitch happen all the time. Users’ tweets are increasingly being “orphaned” or …

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A random company briefly double in value after being mistaken for Snapchat

February 10, 2017

… 685 percent in 2013, after Twitter Inc. filed for its IPO. Oculus VisionTech Inc. rallied as much as 155 percent after Facebook Inc. announced plans to buy Oculus VR Inc. And the day after the U.S. election, a Chinese stock that sounds like Trump Wins Big to Mandarin speakers posted its biggest rally in five months, while another that sounds like Aunt Hillary sold off. A phone call and e-mail to SNAP Interactives investor relations line was not immediately returned. Apart from the integration of …

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Musicals have ‘least sexy music’ – BBC News

February 10, 2017

Ahead of musicals in the bottom five is world music, folk and even chamber music, which were each chosen by 2% of the 2,030 people polled. Follow us on Facebook, on Twitter @BBCNewsEnts, or on Instagram at bbcnewsents. If you have a story suggestion email entertainment.news@bbc.co.uk. More From this publisher : HERE Recommended ProductsLogo Genie Pro Create your own professional logos with our amazing software – no experience needed!Local Lander Theme Premium Local Lander WordPress …

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Bookstore has free copies of ‘1984’ to help readers ‘fight back’

February 9, 2017

Someone is giving the gift of reading — of very specific books. Image: booksmith/Twitter Even if our president doesn’t read, that doesn’t mean that we can’t settle down with a disturbingly accurate depiction of what our country will likely become. At a San Francisco bookstore a mysterious benefactor has made it that much easier to curl up with some dystopian classics by giving away free copies of certain books over the past few days. SEE ALSO: How Trump has already …

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A song for Syria: Why soul star Jodie Abacus is singing about refugees – BBC News

February 9, 2017

Called Keep Your Head Down, it tells the story of a family fleeing a war zone, only to be met with fear and suspicion in the country they had thought would provide safe harbour. Jodie performed it live for the first time on Jo Whiley’s BBC Radio 2 show on Wednesday night. Ahead of the session, he sat down with BBC News to talk about the story behind the song (and Elton John’s helicopter). Image copyright Household Recordings Image caption The singer has been championed by …

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The Super Bowl showed everyone just how little they know about probability, and really, math

February 9, 2017

Image: Shutterstock / ImageFlow On Sunday night, the Patriots completed the most improbable comeback in Super Bowl history. Which is to say: It wasn’t impossible. Yes, a few pundits predicted the Patriots were done, but they’re pundits. People who were crunching the numbers never ruled the Patriots outeven though, to many, it seemed like they did. This is election night 2.0 the impossible has happened again #Trump #Patriots pic.Twitter.com/L2bzeYPWjf Travis Korson (@TKor) …

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Cards Against Humanity’s Super Bowl ad is a potato

February 7, 2017

… Barack Obama According to its own testimony, party game Cards Against Humanity learned that the hard way when they spent all their money on a Super Bowl ad slot, hired an expensive agency to develop the ad, then fired that agency two days before the game, and decided to go the potato route. OK, it’s probably not all true. In fact, it’s quite possible that none of it is true: While the potato clip exists on YouTube, we haven’t seen it during the game. Some folks on Twitter …

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Blogging platform Medium to launch a subscription model

February 4, 2017

… Snapchat has a subscription option for editions on Discover, but it is currently not paywalled. Facebook is working on its Snapchat Discover clone and exploring subscription, as outlined in its “Facebook Journalism Project.” Twitter’s former Chief Financial Officer Adam Bain, speaking on the Jay & Farhad Show last month, said he regretted not experimenting with a subscription service or tiered experience while working at the network. It is unclear how much a Medium …

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Little Boy Gets Hit By Car, Then Confesses To His Sister He Survived Because Hes Spider-Man

February 2, 2017

… by a radioactive spider and became a web slinger that saves New York? That’s him! It makes sense, have you ever heard of anyone else surviving something like this quite so well? Only Spider-Man could! Styles sister, Cecily, shared her brother’s confession with her followers on Twitter and the post quickly went viral. In fact, so much so, Styles got attention from a Spider-Man creator and the company that represents the hero! [H/T: BuzzFeed] Twitter / Cecily …

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If you think banning Trump from Twitter would help, you’re wrong

February 2, 2017

Image: Mashable, bob Al-greene  We all know that guy. The flushed-faced loudmouth at the bar, five drinks in, leaning over our shoulder, breathing hot beer, attempting to regale us with tales of past glory. But when Twitter launched a decade ago, none of us could have imagined such a scenario playing out on the platform, with the most powerful person on the planetthe president of the United Statesstarring as “that guy.” And more than a few people want to that guy to shut up. …

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Canada rebukes Fox News over ‘false and misleading’ mosque attacker tweet

February 1, 2017

Quebec Provincial and municipal police officers are seen behind a cordoned off area after a shooting at the Quebec Islamic Cultural Centre in Quebec City. Image: PICHETTE/EPA/REX/Shutterstock Fox News has been scolded by the Canadian government after it told more than 13 million Twitter followers the deadly mosque attack in Quebec Monday had been committed by a person “of Moroccan origin.” On Tuesday, Kate Purchase, director of communications for Canadian Prime Minister Justin …

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Immigrants have built America’s tech industry

February 1, 2017

Image: celebrateimmigrants.us Jordan Gonen couldn’t stop staring at Twitter over the weekend. He, like many interested in Silicon Valley and the tech industry, watched drama unfold online where CEOs and techies shared their stances in 140 characters, images or live videos from protests around the country all speaking out against Trump’s executive order, where people from seven Muslim-majority nations are barred from entering the United States. SEE ALSO: Trumps Muslim Ban could …

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After immigration ban, Twitter users share their best travel stories with Trump Hotels

January 31, 2017

Image: mashable composte: Alex Brandon/ap photo and trumphotels/Twitter After an emotional, chaos-filled weekend stemming from Donald Trump‘s ordered immigration ban, people are taking every Trump-related tweet into serious consideration… even ones from 2011. Following the order whichresulted in protests at airports across the United States after legal U.S. residents and immigrants were detained Twitter users happened upon a nearly six-year-old tweet from the official Trump …

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