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Google Launches ‘Visually Rich’ AMP Stories in Search, Akin to Snapchat Stories

Google has officially launched AMP Stories in its search engine, aiming to let media companies deliver more visually exciting content to mobile devices. Publishers that have been working with Google on developing AMP Stories for the web include Time Warner’s CNN, Condé Nast, Hearst, Mashable, Meredith, Mic, Vox Media, and the Washington Post. The format […].....»»

Category: topSource: varietyFeb 13th, 2018

Google Launches ‘Visually Rich’ AMP Stories in Search, Akin to Snapchat Stories

Google has officially launched AMP Stories in its search engine, aiming to let media companies deliver more visually exciting content to mobile devices. Publishers that have been working with Google on developing AMP Stories for the web include Time Warner’s CNN, Condé Nast, Hearst, Mashable, Meredith, Mic, Vox Media, and the Washington Post. The format […].....»»

Category: topSource: varietyFeb 13th, 2018

Google Dedicates Doodle To Selena Quintanilla & The Internet Is Hit With All The Feels!

Selenasssss!! On Tuesday, Google dedicated their homepage doodle to the amazing Selena Quintanilla, who debuted her first studio album on October 17, 1989! Related: TV Series About Life & Death Of Selena In The Works! The animated doodle is set to her hit Bidi Bidi Bom Bom as it goes from her start as a young performer into [...] Selenasssss!! On Tuesday, Google dedicated their homepage doodle to the amazing Selena Quintanilla, who debuted her first studio album on October 17, 1989! Related: TV Series About Life & Death Of Selena In The Works! The animated doodle is set to her hit Bidi Bidi Bom Bom as it goes from her start as a young performer into Tejano superstardom, and it's giving the Internet the feels! While it's been over 12 years since her passing, the songstress is clearly so missed as she's already trending on Twitter! See some of the reactions AND ch-ch-check out the doodle (below): #Selena getting her #GoogleProps pic.twitter.com/eOQQ0OBqXg — JesusTalkz ✊🏽 (@Jesustalkz) October 17, 2017 @Google is honoring #Selena now this is a #celebrity who had class & was very humble! ❤️🤗 @SelenaLaLeyenda #TuesdayMotivation #Selena #JLo pic.twitter.com/1a27QBRfLj — Producer Gedalia (@ProducerGedalia) October 17, 2017 OMG!!! Seeing Selena on google just touched my little heart. SelenaSSSSS!!! #TexasBorn #Selena — Brianna K. Parker (@rev_bri) October 17, 2017 Happy 28!!! #AnythingForSelenas 💕💝✨🙌🏾A shout to @GoogleDoodles for their adorable tribute today #Selena pic.twitter.com/If4boq10bK — Carmen Shardae (@LavishRebelShae) October 17, 2017 Google just made my day. Anything for Selenaaas #Selena pic.twitter.com/BaeQFCyv2q — Nikara Johns (@NikaraJohns) October 17, 2017 the Selena Google Doodle is everything 😭😭❤️ #Selena — boolissa 👻 (@julissaaescobar) October 17, 2017 I'm not gonna lie, @Google gave me goosebumps today with the Selena doodle. #Google #Selena #AnythingForSelenas — Melli Velazquez (@Melli75) October 17, 2017 Why did this #GoogleDoodle just make me cry? #Selena #SelenaQuintanilla #SelenaDoodle 💜 — Terra Russell (@HelloTerra) October 17, 2017 So much 💜 for @Google’s #Selena doodle today. pic.twitter.com/1CniEP8Ffx — Susan Garcia Hagen (@SuzeMSP) October 17, 2017 Today's #googledoodle hittin' me w the feels early! A tribute to #Selena's 1st official album debut on this day in 1989 #selenaforever #fire pic.twitter.com/gkAWn08mwb — Angie (@OhMyGOFF) October 17, 2017 Google is celebrating #Selena and absolutely no one is gonna bring me down today. #bidibidibombom 💜 pic.twitter.com/N64jvShdUW — Angela Hamilton (@AngelaHamilton3) October 17, 2017 Google celebrating #Selena is everything. I’m not crying, YOU ARE! pic.twitter.com/DY7UJpio1X — 𝔈𝔰𝔱𝔯𝔢𝔩𝔩𝔞 ⭐️ (@ItzBizzle_Babe) October 17, 2017 OMFG #Selena’s doodle is beautiful #SelenaQuintanilla pic.twitter.com/bbGdj3DM07 — MissKatsuragi (@misskatsuragi) October 17, 2017 The world is missing Selena extra today!!.....»»

Category: gossipSource: perezhiltonOct 17th, 2017

Henry Golding Makes Dumplings at Din Tai Fung Restaurant, Talks "Crazy Rich Asians" Casting (Exclusive Interview)

Henry Golding is the breakout star of Crazy Rich Asians, and in one scene of the much-anticipated film, his character makes homemade dumplings. Just Jared had the chance to catch up with the 31-year-old British-Malaysian actor and we put his real life dumpling making skills to the test! This summer, Henry joined Just Jared‘s Jared [...] Henry Golding is the breakout star of Crazy Rich Asians, and in one scene of the much-anticipated film, his character makes homemade dumplings. Just Jared had the chance to catch up with the 31-year-old British-Malaysian actor and we put his real life dumpling making skills to the test! This summer, Henry joined Just Jared‘s Jared Eng at the award-winning Taiwanese restaurant Din Tai Fung at the Westfield Mall in Century City, Calif. Henry whipped up a batch of soup dumplings (xiao long bao) and we chatted about Crazy Rich Asians, which is in theaters TODAY! During our exclusive interview, Henry spoke about how he landed the lead role of Nick Young in Crazy Rich Asians, and how he actually had to hastily cut his honeymoon short to screen test for the role! Henry told JJ, “[Director Jon Chu] reached out and it was two questions. He said, ‘Will you read for me?’ I was like, ‘Of course!’ An opportunity like that doesn’t come around very often. And so I taped twice and then they flew me over for a chemistry read with Constance [Wu], I came home, I was on my honeymoon in South Africa where they’re like, ‘We gotta pull you because Warner Bros. wants to–’ They had three people in mind. I was one of them, they had a screen test for all three of us, and then it took them three weeks of decision making to finally come up with an answer.” Click inside to read the full, exclusive interview with Crazy Rich Asians’ Henry Golding… Henry Golding – Full Exclusive Interview JJ: Have you eaten at Din Tai Fung before? HENRY: I come religiously. Because we live in Singapore, around the corner of my house, I can walk to one in less than seven minutes. So me and my wife go a lot actually! JJ: Since you are part Asian, your taste buds must be nuanced. Do you favor one type of Asian Cuisine over another? HENRY: Thai food has been a big, consistent cuisine that we veer toward, then Chinese cuisine but Malaysian cuisine, where I’m from, is so mixed in cultures. There’s the Chinese, Indian, Malay, so it kind of encompasses all sorts of flavors [and] herbs. Singaporean and Malaysian food are some of the best foods in the world. JJ: What’s your favorite Asian food? Non Asian food? HENRY: A proper hearty pad thai. Like, big prawns or nice chunks of meat in there. And nothing beats steak and kidney pie with mashed potatoes and gravy. It’s like my favorite comfort food. JJ: Have you ever cooked pad thai yourself? HENRY: (laughs) We have attempted in the past, and it’s the fact that you have to use a lot of sugar. There’s a tremendous amount of sugar in Asian food and usually when you’re cooking at home, you try to cut down on the salt and sugar intake, so it never tastes the same. We even get tamarind paste to make sure the fish sauce is right, but if you don’t use enough sugar, it just doesn’t have the same taste. (laughs) JJ: So is there a not a healthy version of pad thai that’s really good? HENRY: Not that I’ve come across. I’ve had plenty of disappointing pad thais! JJ: What was it like growing up in Malaysia? HENRY: I was born in Sarawak in Eastern Malaysia, so I’m from a tribal culture where my family would go into the jungle and harvest from the jungle. Or we would have rice fields. Or, one of the big things they grow is pepper and they would pick the pepper berries and dry them and sell them. It was always about running around in the jungle, chasing chickens, my brother bullying me, and finding things to entertain ourselves through the summers. JJ: Did you feel fully Malaysian even though you were half? Were you treated any differently? HENRY: As a kid, you don’t know what race was but I always knew my dad was obviously a white guy. It was only until I moved as a kid to England when I was about 9 or 10-years-old. There was obviously, back in those days, not a lot of immigration so racism was prevalent, especially in outer London. I was called everything under the sun from Ching to Packie to everything! Because kids just don’t understand, especially in those days. And I was like, “Hold on…” That was when I realized I was different, and I was like, “I’m seen as Asian in the UK, but I’m seen as a foreigner back in Malaysia. What are my ancestral roots?” and I chose to be proud of both! But up until now I’ve represented more with my Asian side. I’ve lived in Asia for the past eleven years now. When everybody was like, “That guy’s not Asian, like, he’s half Asian!”, thanks to question of ,“What is the litmus test of being able to claim that you’re Asian or being proud of your ancestry?” Is it the fact that you’re full-blooded but you’ve never been to Asia? Does that discount you as not being Asian enough? Or is it that you’re half-blooded but you’ve grown up in Asia, but genetically you’re not categorized as Asian? So there were so many questions and there’s never a right answer. It’s what you feel as a person, and what you identify with is the most important thing. What you take pride with in and the cultures that you embrace, that’s totally up to you. JJ: You’ve lived in Malaysia and New York. Would you ever live in L.A.? HENRY: Yeah! My wife and I have been thinking about moving here. Singapore at the moment is wonderful, we love it. This would bring me closer to work. Might be a bad thing, might be a good thing. But California seems to have brilliant weather. I’ve been sweating my balls off for the past ten years (laughs) in humidity which is ridiculous. So it would be nice to have this beautiful weather and go outside and be able to wear a jacket, and obviously, there’s a lot of freedom over here. JJ: Are there any Malaysian traditions that you still practice today? HENRY: Every year there’s a festival. It’s mainly for Sarawak, where I’m from, that the tribes celebrate the Gawai which is the end of rice harvest. So once everybody’s done with the rices to ripen, they thrash the rice, pick it up, and then they celebrate for a new year. And that’s how they would distinguish a new year–the harvest of rice was finished. The celebration was to clear the air, clear the spirits, a lot of drinking involved, a lot of merry-making and singing, and it’s still a practice today. They defined it around the end of May/beginning of June. JJ: They always say that birds sort of flock together. Do HAPA people attract other HAPA people? HENRY: I personally have more friends from all the different races, and so it’s not true. My wife’s half as well and so I can’t really get away from that (laughs). She’s Italian-Taiwanese. But I don’t have outrageous amounts of HAPA friends, and even the word HAPA was new to me. Like, we call it the Eur-Asian, but it’s like a Hawaiian word for half and half, well, half-race. JJ: Crazy Rich Asians. Did you get to read the book before you started? Have you been a fan before? HENRY: Mm! So I read the book just before [director Jon Chu] got in contact with me. JJ: How did you first hear about CRA? HENRY: I think it was back in 2013 or something ridiculous when Warner Bros. bought the rights to it and there was a big buzz in the Asian community, especially in Singapore and Asia because it’s about a Singaporean story. A lot of actors and good friends were like, “They’re going to make a massive film out of it! It’s going to be set in Singapore. Kevin Kwan wrote it.” I heard about it and was like, “Aw man, this is amazing!” but I was a presenter at the time so I was like, “Someone’s going to have a fantastic f–king time!” I didn’t even think about it to be me. And then, it wasn’t until the 11th hour that they had to choose the actor to be Nick Young, and [director Jon Chu] had seen literally every male Asian actor. He has this database which is ridiculous–everybody on tape–because everybody submitted for it! It was the catch of the century pretty much, especially for Asians, and my name got passed to him right at the last minute because he still didn’t believe that he had found someone who could represent this character thoughtfully and with realness. He reached out and it was two questions. He said, “Will you read for me?” I was like, “Of course!” An opportunity like that doesn’t come around very often. And so I taped twice and then they flew me over for a chemistry read with Constance (Wu), I came home, I was on my honeymoon in South Africa where they’re like, “We gotta pull you because Warner Bros. wants to–” They had three people in mind. I was one of them, they had a screen test for all three of us, and then it took them three weeks of decision making to finally come up with an answer. JJ: Was there a scene that made you really nervous or really excited to shoot? HENRY: Everything with Michelle [Yeoh] was so exciting. Michelle is like the ultimate hero of everybody growing up, and she’s a fellow Malaysian as well, so it was that much more meaningful. We shared such beautiful and heartfelt scenes together. It really funnels her true drive for why she’s being so mean in the story. So, Michelle. Phenomenal. JJ: Are you friends with any real life crazy rich Asians? HENRY: To be honest, it’s a small community in Singapore and I don’t personally have close friends who are–I know of and are acquaintances with people from rich families. So I don’t have friends who whisk me off on private jets pretty much. I wish sometimes I did, but it’s sadly not the case. JJ: What’s something most people don’t know about Awkwafina? Have you seen her in Ocean’s 8 yet? HENRY: She is (laughs) everything you see on her Instagram – it’s exactly how she is in real life. How she commentates her stories is the exact thought process behind her every day. She’s one of the most entertaining human beings I’ve ever met, and one with such a big heart. I couldn’t speak anymore highly about her. She is blowing up right now! JJ: Do you have a favorite memory of her on set? HENRY: I came out first with Constance Wu for pre-production and slowly other people trickled in. The first to arrive was Nora! And I was like, “Oh you know, I’m going to welcome her. I’m sure she’s like out of place and I know the area really well since I used to live here. So I find out her room and knock on the door. I was like, “Hey! I’m Henry, I’m working on Crazy Rich Asians as well!” and she’s like, “Damn! They got some handsome assistant directors on this show!” (laughs). And I was like, “Oh, no… I’m playing Nick!” And she’s just like “Ohhhh”. (laughs) I’ll never forget that! JJ: Do you have any favorite Asian or Asian American actors and singers? HENRY: John Cho. Back in the day, Jason Scott Lee was the first real Hollywood leading man. He was the lead in so many big Hollywood movies–Enter The Dragon. But John Poseman breaking the boundaries when it comes to casting and acting like in this brilliant film coming out, Searching. And of course, Michelle [Yeoh], man. She’s had such an illustrious career but stayed so grounded and so humble and hardworking throughout the entire period. JJ: Have you always dreamed of becoming an actor? How did you get into presenting? HENRY: Mhm! I always knew that I would love to get into acting at some point. It was always in the back of my head, but I knew it would be at the right mental state or readiness I wanted to have lived and travelled and experienced as much as possible. And then when I was ready mentally I would get into it. And actually 3-4 years ago, I did a little semester and it was like a Meisner technique sort of a crash course. And I was like, “Wow, this year I’m going to dedicate the rest of this year doing some of my shorts and doing some films and stuff, and then I got offered a BBC gig called The Travel Show and I was like, “Well, it looks like fate has some other plans for me.” BBC is like the pinnacle of all journalism, so I was just like, “I’ve got to do this!” JJ: What was your first presenting/hosting gig? HENRY: I moved in 2008 to Malaysia. A show called The Quickie was a live magazine mish-mash of new music, what’s going on in the week, but it was twenty minutes every single night, live. Then I was on ESPN for Football Journalism which is a soccer show which highlighted the week’s football. And then, I started in travel shows with poor casting in Malaysia. I did like four or five seasons of travel shows; New Zealand, Japan, Malaysia, and around Europe. And then, the BBC stuff happened and that was global, and then, Discovery Channel Asia. So I’ve had, like, a good extensive 7-8 years of hosting stuff. JJ: Did you acting agents and managers before Crazy Rich Asians or did you get signed afterwards? HENRY: I got signed afterward, yeah. Right now, especially with open ethnicity being discussed, there’s more chances and that they’re realizing now that people have stories to tell, and that’s what’s more important than being an outrageously handsome guy or the blond haired, blue eyes. That’s not what’s pulling in tickets anymore, it’s about having that je ne sais quoi–that aura that gravitas, and people are finding that elsewhere. Look at Timothee Chamelet–he’s phenomenal! But he’s not the traditionally handsome, tall beefcake kind of dude. But f–k can he act, you know? Stuff like that, I love. JJ: What would you say to an aspiring Asian-American actor or actress who might want to get into the business? HENRY: Put yourself out there. Prepare yourself by being proactive. There’s no use waiting for a role to come when you create a role. Create the stories with your friends. Start, write a script. Don’t wait. That’s what I’ve learned is that you cannot wait on your ass for something to be handed to you. You gotta work for it. You gotta put the idea in front of someone, and for them to say, “Oh s–t, actually this could work!” You never know. So just stay sharp and just be prepared for when it does break. And when it comes, work hard. Opportunities don’t come fast and quick. JJ: Your wife is a presenter as well. Is she on the same track as you, presenting until she is ready to become an actor? Do you think she’ll make a transition to acting as well? HENRY: She’s very happy not being an actor. She did a little bit of acting in Singapore–she didn’t like it. So she’s probably happy for me to do that (laughs)......»»

Category: topSource: justjaredAug 15th, 2018

Kylie Jenner Costing Snapchat Billions After Bad Review

I’m not the biggest fan of social media and Snapchat is my least favorite. There’s something about always sending friends and strangers your location and up-to-the-minute information about what you’re doing that comes off as attention seeking. Just not my cup of tea. But what I am a fan of is watching huge companies like […] The post Kylie Jenner Costing Snapchat Billions After Bad Review appeared first on WWTDD - What Would Tyler Durden Do?. I’m not the biggest fan of social media and Snapchat is my least favorite. There’s something about always sending friends and strangers your location and up-to-the-minute information about what you’re doing that comes off as attention seeking. Just not my cup of tea. But what I am a fan of is watching huge companies like Snapchat rendered helpless at the hands of a soon to be single mother. They’re the last person you would expect to wield power. But not every new mom most likely to seek child support soon is Kylie Jenner. Snapchat’s shares went down 7.2% valued at a loss of $1.3 billion dollars after Kylie bashed the app on Twitter. sooo does anyone else not open Snapchat anymore? Or is it just me… ugh this is so sad. — Kylie Jenner (@KylieJenner) February 21, 2018 Snapchat rolled out a new update which ended up being pretty annoying to use. The core users of Snapchat, mostly underaged and female, have been pretty vocal about their displeasure. Snapchat basically told them to suck one because the company knows if everyone is still using the app no teen wants to be the odd one out. The power of peer pressure and inclusion can be a bitch. But for once someone with Kardashian blood did a good deed. Hopefully she complains about iOS next until iPhone users get more usable features than new genderless emojis. Photo Credit: Instagram / Pacific Coas News The post Kylie Jenner Costing Snapchat Billions After Bad Review appeared first on WWTDD - What Would Tyler Durden Do?......»»

Category: topSource: wwtddFeb 24th, 2018

Google"s Top Searches of 2017 Released - Most Googled Celeb, TV Show, Movie & More Revealed!

Google has released their annual list of the most searched global trends of 2017. This year, the search engine published data concerning top celebrities searched, top searches for television shows and movies, top music celebs searched, and more. We’ve compiled all the search results into one place for you to check out the most popular [...] Google has released their annual list of the most searched global trends of 2017. This year, the search engine published data concerning top celebrities searched, top searches for television shows and movies, top music celebs searched, and more. We’ve compiled all the search results into one place for you to check out the most popular topics of 2017! Sound off in the comments if you agree with the top five results for each search! Stay tuned as we post more 2017 recaps. Click through the slideshow to see the top searches of 2017 on Google….....»»

Category: topSource: justjaredDec 13th, 2017

Selena Quintanilla Google doodle celebrates Mexican-American musician & beacon for Latinx community - Search Engine Land

Search Engine LandSelena Quintanilla Google doodle celebrates Mexican-American musician & beacon for Latinx communitySearch Engine LandToday's Google home page is spotlighting the Mexican-American singer and performer Selena Quintanilla, marking the the release date anniversary for her self-titled album “Selena” with Capitol EMI Studios in 1989. The first female, and youngest, Tejano ...Here's Why Google Doodle Is Paying Tribute to Selena Quintanilla Today—In The Cutest Way!PEOPLE.comWho was Selena Quintanilla? Google honors famed singer, 'Queen of Tejano'WPXI PittsburghSinger Selena Quintanilla honored with Google DoodleCNNMoneyForbes -Los Angeles Times -Quartz -PerezHilton.comall 119 news articles ».....»»

Category: topSource: googlenewsOct 17th, 2017

Google Search Ends ‘First Click Free’ Policy for Paywall Sites

Google’s powerful search business is eliminating its default “first click free” program for subscription-based websites — giving publishers more flexibility in how they surface free content. Under the Google “first click free” policy, publishers have been required to provide a minimum of three free articles per day via Google Search and Google News before people […].....»»

Category: topSource: varietyOct 2nd, 2017

Facebook Owes Kylie Jenner About $16 Billion For Her Snapchat Shade!!!

OK, so Facebook doesn't *legally* owe Kylie Jenner $16 billion for her shade of Snapchat this week, but if you do the math from the day she made her comments about Snap's new app update, the money is staggering!!! It's not just that Snapchat lost about $1.3 billion in the couple days after Kylie's criticism of [...] OK, so Facebook doesn't *legally* owe Kylie Jenner $16 billion for her shade of Snapchat this week, but if you do the math from the day she made her comments about Snap's new app update, the money is staggering!!! It's not just that Snapchat lost about $1.3 billion in the couple days after Kylie's criticism of the app... it's also that in that same time frame, Facebook -- and its subsidiary, Instagram, which has a stories feature that competes directly with Snapchat -- gained $16 billion! Whoa!!! Related: Khloé Kardashian Gushes About Stormi's Momma! Here's the math, per TMZ -- on the day Kylie tweeted about Snapchat, Snap Inc.'s market value was $22.78 billion. Just two days later, it was down to $21.41 billion. Oops!!! And Facebook surged at the same time, opening at $516.83 billion at the time of Kylie's tweet and sitting at an incredible $532.86 billion two days later. Yep... that's a $16 billion surge!!! And the other shoe has dropped on Kylie's Snapchat tweet! Couple points here: Kylie, more so than most celebs and influencers, is REALLY influential on social media and also about the business of social media. This is wild! Also... shoulda bought some Facebook stock. LOLz!!! [Image via Instagram.].....»»

Category: gossipSource: perezhiltonFeb 24th, 2018

Google Relaunches Google News App, Adds Paid Subscriptions

Google announced a relaunch of its news app at its annual Google I/O developer conference in Mountain View, Calif. Tuesday. The new app, which is now simply called Google News, will use machine learning to customize news results for consumers, and summarize news stories with a new format Google is calling newscasts. Google CEO Sundar […].....»»

Category: topSource: varietyMay 8th, 2018

'Mister Rogers' Neighborhood' receives Google's most moving, and soothing, Doodle yet - Washington Post

Washington Post'Mister Rogers' Neighborhood' receives Google's most moving, and soothing, Doodle yetWashington PostWITH A SPECIAL blend of message and music, Google has created perhaps its most moving Doodle yet. The search engine's homepage makes for a most welcome neighbor today, as the California company celebrates the 51st anniversary of the day that ...Watch Google's beautiful tribute to Mister RogersUSA TODAYMr. Rogers's Google Doodle is the neighborly animation we need right nowFast CompanyThe Mister Rogers Google Doodle is here to fill your Friday with joyMashableThe Independent -Smithsonian -Forbes -WTAE Pittsburghall 149 news articles ».....»»

Category: topSource: googlenewsSep 21st, 2018

Chrissy Teigen & John Legend "Make Google Do It" In New Commercial - Watch Now!

Chrissy Teigen and John Legend are taking full advantage of the Google Assistant! The couple star in a new commercial for the Google feature, which aired during last night’s Oscars ceremony. PHOTOS: Check out the latest pics of Chrissy Teigen In the clip, Chrissy and John struggle to use their remote to find a program [...] Chrissy Teigen and John Legend are taking full advantage of the Google Assistant! The couple star in a new commercial for the Google feature, which aired during last night’s Oscars ceremony. PHOTOS: Check out the latest pics of Chrissy Teigen In the clip, Chrissy and John struggle to use their remote to find a program to watch and we can totally relate. Before Google comes to the rescue, John even gets to show off his vocal talents as Chrissy plays with the remote. Check out the entire Google commercial below….....»»

Category: topSource: justjaredMar 5th, 2018

Open Post: Snapchat’s “N***** Crime Death Counter”

This week both Snapchat and Instagram came under fire for a gif available through their GIPHY feature that depicts a white man directing a monkey to crank a “n***** crime death counter.” Basically, it’s racist. And when I say racist, I mean, hilariously, unfathomably, wildly racist. Snapchat and Instagram might as well have featured a gif […] The post Open Post: Snapchat’s “N***** Crime Death Counter” appeared first on WWTDD - What Would Tyler Durden Do?. This week both Snapchat and Instagram came under fire for a gif available through their GIPHY feature that depicts a white man directing a monkey to crank a “n***** crime death counter.” Basically, it’s racist. And when I say racist, I mean, hilariously, unfathomably, wildly racist. Snapchat and Instagram might as well have featured a gif of Shia LaBeouf throwing singles on a Mandingo fight. Naturally Instagram and Snapchat cut ties with GIPHY until the site can block uploads from Paula Deen. But thankfully we’ll always have this reminder of the blunder.   Photo Credit: Snapchat The post Open Post: Snapchat’s “N***** Crime Death Counter” appeared first on WWTDD - What Would Tyler Durden Do?......»»

Category: topSource: wwtddMar 14th, 2018

Google Shutters Google+ Following Privacy Vulnerability

Google is shutting down its long-neglected Facebook competitor Google+ following the disclosure of a vulnerability that could have resulted in third-party developers accessing private data from around 500,000 users, the company announced Monday. In announcing the closure, Google acknowledged that Google+ failed to gain significant traction with consumers. “The consumer version of Google+ currently has […].....»»

Category: topSource: varietyOct 8th, 2018

Google Hires Former webOS, Pebble Design Lead to Work on Google Home Products

Google has hired a former lead Pebble and webOS designer Liron Damir as the new head of user experience of its Google Home group, which works on products such as Google Home, Chromecast and Google Wifi. Damir announced that he joined Google on Linkedin this week, writing that he was “super excited and proud to... Read more ».....»»

Category: topSource: varietyJul 27th, 2017

Kim Kardashian, Alicia Keys, Pete Wentz & More Jam Out to MAX"s "Lights Down Low" on Snapchat!

Kim Kardashian, Alicia Keys and Pete Wentz all seem to be loving MAX‘s “Lights Down Low” Snapchat filter! The three stars all sported the cute heart-filled glasses on Valentine’s Day (February 14) on their Snapchat stories. PHOTOS: Check out the latest pics of Max MAX announced the Snapchat filter for “Lights Down Low” on his [...] Kim Kardashian, Alicia Keys and Pete Wentz all seem to be loving MAX‘s “Lights Down Low” Snapchat filter! The three stars all sported the cute heart-filled glasses on Valentine’s Day (February 14) on their Snapchat stories. PHOTOS: Check out the latest pics of Max MAX announced the Snapchat filter for “Lights Down Low” on his socials earlier that same day. “THIS IS INSANE!! ❤️❤️,” he wrote. The song is currently rising up the charts, and just entered the Top 30 on the Billboard Hot 100 as of this week. Listen to the track below!.....»»

Category: topSource: justjaredFeb 15th, 2018

Google Starts to Monetize Voice By Bringing Paid Digital Goods, Subscriptions to Google Assistant

Google is making it easier for developers to earn money with voice experiences: Developers are now able to charge their users for digital goods via Google’s Assistant, the search giant announced Wednesday. These new monetization options will be available both through devices like the Google Home smart speaker, as well as Google Assistant-powered smart displays […].....»»

Category: topSource: varietyOct 3rd, 2018

ATTN: American People! Here Is The Next Big Scandal Donald Trump Will Probably Get Away With!

We hope you're sitting down for this: Fox News is being sued… and it's NOT for sexual harassment! No, the latest legal trouble to plague the network is about Donald Trump's favorite subject: fake news. In case you haven't heard the story of how a young Democratic National Committee staffer named Seth Rich was the one who [...] We hope you're sitting down for this: Fox News is being sued... and it's NOT for sexual harassment! No, the latest legal trouble to plague the network is about Donald Trump's favorite subject: fake news. In case you haven't heard the story of how a young Democratic National Committee staffer named Seth Rich was the one who gave the DNC info to WikiLeaks, good -- because it's complete bullshit. Related: Sean Hannity Lost A LOT Of Advertisers After Spreading The Story! Even Fox retracted the story after a week, after a groundswell of offense -- see, Rich was murdered tragically young and was unable to defend himself. Of course, right wing conspiracy theorists used this as part of the narrative; he must have been murdered by the evil Democrats. Disgusting. Fox News tarnished the name of a dead man for what? Ratings? Nope. According to a new lawsuit filed on Tuesday, it was about distracting the American public from the Russia investigation -- and at least one person involved said TRUMP SIGNED OFF ON IT. Former police detective and sometime Fox News paid commentator Rod Wheeler claims in his suit that the story was knowingly fabricated by a reporter named Malia Zimmerman and a wealthy Trump supporter named Ed Butowsky to "establish that Seth Rich provided WikiLeaks with the DNC emails to shift the blame from Russia." Butowsky openly admits he reached out to Rich's parents and convinced them to let him hire Wheeler to investigate the murder. But according to the lawsuit, it was NOT to find the truth, but because they already had the story planned and wanted a credible source: "Specifically, it was their aim to have Mr. Wheeler confirm that: Seth Rich was responsible for the leak of DNC emails to WikiLeaks; and Seth Rich was murdered by a Democrat operative because he leaked the emails to WikiLeaks." Wheeler and Butowsky even met with Sean Spicer to give him updates on the investigation; Spicer admits the meeting took place but says the President didn't know about it. But that's not what Butowsky said at the time. In a text message sent to Wheeler at the time, Butowsky explicitly refers to Trump approving the story: Butowsky now claims he was kidding about the President's involvement. Interesting how often they use that excuse, isn't it? That same excuse cyber bullies and Twitter trolls always use. Huh. BTW, there are also voicemails available with the same confirmations. He doesn't sound like he's "kidding." If this is true, the President is partially responsible not just for spreading fake news but for CREATING it. Related: 10 Times Donald Trump Helped Spread Fake News! When Wheeler didn't give Butowsky exactly what he wanted, the lawsuit says, Zimmerman wrote up the article with fake quotes from Wheeler, including: "My investigation up to this point shows there was some degree of email exchange between Seth Rich and Wikileaks." This article and these quotes became the basis of Fox News' reporting on the story. According to the lawsuit, Butowsky had a hand in that as well, coaching the hosts of Fox and Friends on how to talk about it. Afterward Wheeler came out against Fox News, saying he had been misquoted. Eventually the network had no choice but to retract. Even though Fox News pulled the story, which appears to have no basis in fact, Butowsky kept it going. He tweeted: "Fox News story was pulled b/c Rod Wheeler said [he] didn't say a quote ... How much did DNC pay him?" Of course. Because anyone who denies the story is part of the coverup. Now Wheeler is suing over the tarnishing of his name. According to the suit: "Wheeler was subsequently forced to correct the false record and, as a result, lost all credibility in the eyes of the public. Mr. Wheeler has suffered irreparable damage to his reputation and his career will likely never recover." Well, he's right about that. And yet somehow Zimmerman is still working on stories for Fox News... Video: Late Night Hosts Bid Farewell To Fired Anthony Scaramucci The troubled network is already defending itself against the claims. President of news Jay Wallace released a statement saying: "The accusation that FoxNews.com published Malia Zimmerman's story to help detract from coverage of the Russia collusion issue is completely erroneous. The retraction of this story is still being investigated internally and we have no evidence that Rod Wheeler was misquoted by Zimmerman. Additionally, Fox News vehemently denies the race discrimination claims in the lawsuit — the dispute between Zimmerman and Rod Wheeler has nothing to do with race." So was Trump a part of all this? Was he willing to spread false information to distract from his own political problems, to blame a murder victim to defend himself? Well, we are talking about a man who takes money from children's cancer charities, so it's not the greatest leap. [Image via FoxNews.].....»»

Category: gossipSource: perezhiltonAug 1st, 2017

Google Is Reportedly Copying Snapchat’s Discover Feature

First Facebook copied Snapchat’s Stories feature. Now, Google is working on a project to let publishers package content for mobile devices in a way that mimics Snapchat Discover, the Wall Street Journal reported, citing anonymous sources. Google’s project is called “Stamp,” a combination of the AMP acronym for Google’s Accelerated Mobile Pages with “st” (for “stories”),... Read more ».....»»

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Neil Young Launches Tirade Against Google For Ripping Off Artists - Music Times

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Category: topSource: googlenewsFeb 25th, 2018

Mindy Kaling Ugly Cried During 'Crazy Rich Asians' For A Deeply Personal Reason - HuffPost

HuffPostMindy Kaling Ugly Cried During 'Crazy Rich Asians' For A Deeply Personal ReasonHuffPostA “Medium Rich South Asian” was deeply moved by a beautiful and underappreciated bond that was highlighted in the film “Crazy Rich Asians.” Download. On Monday, Mindy Kaling decided to express how much she loved the new, Asian-led romantic ...Crazy Rich Asians Banks Another Crazy Rich Weekend at the Box OfficeTIMEMindy Kaling's 'Crazy Rich Asians' Tweets May Make Her The Movie's Biggest Fan YetBustle'Crazy Rich Asians' Spurs Strong Labor Day Theater SalesBloombergLAist -USA TODAY -Aljazeera.com -YouTubeall 321 news articles ».....»»

Category: topSource: googlenewsSep 3rd, 2018