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New ‘Unsolved Mysteries’ Episodes Are Already Generating Credible Tips

In addition to terrifying kids in the ’90s, the original Unsolved Mysteries would also encourage viewers to “help solve a mystery” by calling the appropriate people with tips. This would even lead to updates on the show, where host Robert Stack would interrupt a story with his voice as smooth and dark as barrel-aged bourbon. “Update!” he’d cry, and then fill us in on what unsolved mystery had been solved since we last heard about it. Netflix has revived Unsolved Mysteries for the streaming era,...
Tags: Facebook, Television, Movies, Netflix, Reddit, Usa Today, Unsolved Mysteries, Brooks, Rivera, Chapin, Pajiba, Meurer, Robert Stack, Terry Dunn Meurer, Rey Rivera, Lena Chapin


Berkshire Hathaway HomeServices Showcases Industry Leadership by Automating Digital Advertising During Pandemic, Enters Multiyear Relationship with Adwerx

Popular program has delivered strong ROI for the leading franchisor, who will build on proven success by expanding its use of the Adwerx Enterprise Automation Platform Irvine, CA and Durham, NC – July 8, 2020 (PRNewswire) In May of 2019, theBerkshire Hathaway HomeServices Automated Advertising Program powered by Adwerx Enterprise launched to the franchise system’s nationwide network of over 50,000 real estate agents, giving every network member access to a suite of digital advertising servic...
Tags: Facebook, Real Estate, News, Instagram, Australia, America, Radio, Canada, Middle East, Berkshire Hathaway, Chris, NAR, Berkshire Hathaway HomeServices, Durham NC, National Association of Realtors, Real Estate News


Housing Confidence Gaining Steam After Nearing Survey Low

61 Percent of Americans Now Believe It’s a Good Time to Buy a Home Washington, D.C. – July 7, 2020 (PRNewswire) The Fannie Mae (OTCQB: FNMA) Home Purchase Sentiment Index® (HPSI) increased 9.0 points in June to 76.5, building further on the prior month’s advance after approaching a survey low in April. Four of the six HPSI components increased month over month, with consumers reporting a significantly more positive view of homebuying and home-selling conditions, as well as greater optimism r...
Tags: Facebook, Real Estate, News, Radio, NHS, Fannie Mae, Real Estate News, Doug Duncan, PSB, Fannie Mae s Economic Strategic Research Group, Fannie Mae s Economic Strategic Research ESR Group, ESR Group, National Housing Survey, HPSI, Fannie Mae s National Housing Survey NHS, Fannie MaeFannie Mae


Emmys: ‘The Great Hack’s Karim Amer Calls Out Facebook For Condoning “Hate Speech”

A growing list of advertisers has joined a temporary boycott of Facebook, pressuring the company to do more to curtail hate speech and misinformation on the world’s most powerful social media platform. The campaign has coalesced around the hashtags StopHateForProfit and DetoxFacebook, and while so far only 800 or so of Facebook’s 8 million advertisers […]
Tags: Facebook, News, Entertainment, Karim Amer Calls Out Facebook, DetoxFacebook


NYC Compass agent fired over behavior toward homeless people

Scott Sobol, a former agent for Compass in Hell's Kitchen, has been let go because of video footage showing his behavior toward homeless people in his neighborhood.
Tags: Facebook, New York City, Radio, Homeless, Agent, Compass, Homeless Shelter, Nextdoor, Facebook Video, Douglas Elliman, Corey Johnson, Brokerage, Select, News Brief, The New York Post, Hell's Kitchen


Community meetings – online – in the San Fernando Valley, July 6-13

  Murals painted by Lawrence Middle School and the Chatsworth Fine Arts Council adorn part of the pathway along the Orange Line Pedestrian and Bike path in Chatsworth. (File photo by David Crane, Daily News/SCNG)   Community meetings bring people together for exchange of ideas and memorable shared experiences plus the potential for positive personal and community enrichment. Here is a sampling of upcoming online meetings.   Grandma’s Kitchen – Health & Wisdom: Canoga Park Branch Library pre...
Tags: Facebook, Gardening, Movies, Police, Nigeria, Los Angeles, Sport, History, West, Soccer, Veterans, South Africa, Community, Zambia, Book Club, Chatsworth


Limerick-Off Monday – Rhyme Word: HAIL or HALE at the end of any one line (Submission Deadline: July 18, 2020)

It’s Limerick-Off time, once again. And that means I write a limerick, and you write your own, using the same rhyme word. Then you post your limerick(s) as a comment to this post and, if you’re a Facebook user, on Facebook too. I hope you’ll join me in writing limericks using HAIL or HALE at the end of any one line. (Homonyms or homophones are fine.) The best submission will be crowned Limerick-Off Award Winner. (Here’s last week’s Limerick-Off Award Winner.) Additionally, you may write themed ...
Tags: Health, Facebook, Humor, Muse, Contests, Kale, Writer's Block, Writer, Limerick, Hale, Writing Prompts, Limericks, Facebook Limerick, Behavior & Personality, Food & Drink Humor, Food Humor


Limerick-Off Award (447)

It’s time to announce the latest Limerick-Off winners based on submissions (on this blog and on Facebook) in the last Limerick-Off. Congratulations to SJAAN VANDENBROEDER, who wins the Limerick-Off Award for this funny limerick: Assuming the posture of lotus, Buddha lifted his voice to give notice: “You may chant on this knoll If it pleases your soul — But you’re gone if your mantra is ‘POTUS.’” Congratulations to STEVE BENKO, who wins the Special WEAPON-Themed Limerick Award for this funny l...
Tags: Facebook, Humor, Contests, Donald Trump, Richard, Limerick, Trump, Buddha, Donald J Trump, Dave Johnson, Tony Holmes, Limericks, Limerick Award Winners, Limerick Competition, Limerick Contest, Limerick Of The Week


Facebook Inc. Dominates the Social Media Landscape

Source: Statistahen people think of Facebook as a company, they mostly think of it synonymously with Facebook the social network. However, Facebook Inc. is much more than that, as today’s chart nicely illustrates. With WhatsApp, Instagram and of course the namesake Facebook and Messenger, the company owns four of the world’s largest social media / messaging services. Facebook alone is used by almost 2.5 billion people per month, while WhatsApp counts 2 billion monthly users and Messenger also ha...
Tags: Facebook, Messenger, Global, Infographic, Radio, Facebook Inc, Statista, General Interest, Social Media Landscape, Facebook the social network However Facebook Inc, DataReportal Tencent


Facebook ad boycotts, Galaxy Note 20, and more | Digital Trends Live

On this Digital Trends Live, we discuss the top tech stories, including leaked images of the Galaxy Note 20.
Tags: Facebook, Trends, Playstation, Dt Live, Digital Trends Live, Galaxy Note 20


PlayStation suspends Facebook advertising until end of month

PlayStation joins the growing StopHateForProfit campaign against Facebook
Tags: Gaming, Facebook, News, Trends, Playstation, Boycott


BBC Local Radio to cut 139 jobs in England

BBC local radio stations in England will lose 139 jobs as the network keeps the simplified schedules it created in March and adds a new all-England late show. Helen Thomas held an all-staff virtual meeting on Thursday morning to communicate the changes with staff. She said the BBC needed to ‘refresh, reinvent and reinvigorate’ as a result of recent events. She told staff the new schedules have brought ‘a new clarity’ to audiences across England with three, four hour shows in daytime and that th...
Tags: Facebook, England, Top, Bbc, Radio, Radio industry, Salford, Alerts, Local Radio, GNS, Helen Thomas, Bbc Local Radio, COVID, Across BBC Local Radio, Central News Service, Central Engineering Team


The Last of Us Part II Review

Rating: 8.5/10 Cast: Troy Baker as Joel Ashley Johnson as Ellie Laura Bailey as Abby Jeffrey Pierce as Tommy Stephan A. Chang as Jesse Ashley Scott as Maria Patrick Fugit as Owen Derek Phillips as Jerry PB = PB || {}; PB.gptStandAlone = PB.gptStandAlone || {}; PB.gptAutoRefresh = PB.gptAutoRefresh || {'gptAds':[], 'gptStandAlone':[]}; admiralCookie = readAdmiralCookie(); googletag.cmd.push(function() { var standAloneSizeMapping = google...
Tags: Facebook, Games, Movies, Video Games, Game Review, Drake, Seattle, Seahawks, John Carpenter, Juno, Joel, Schindler, Glenn, Sequel, Abby, Ellie


KW agent fired after comparing LGBT people to murderers

Bobby Calmes described himself as "anti LGBTQ" in one of several Facebook posts Tuesday. His company fired him within an hour.
Tags: Facebook, Real Estate, Lgbt, Georgia, Bible, Radio, Agent, Pride, Industry News, Keller Williams, Brokerage, Select, News Brief, Congressional LGBT Equality Caucus, Andy Peters, Bobby Calmes


Global app revenue jumps to $50B in the first half of 2020, in part due to COVID-19 impacts

Consumer spending on mobile apps and app installs grew significantly during the first half of 2020, in part due to the COVID-19 pandemic, according to new data from Sensor Tower. In the first half of the year, consumers spent $50.1 billion worldwide across the App Store and Google Play — a figure that’s up 23.4% from the first half of 2019. Previously, revenue had grown 20% between the first half of 2018 and 2019, for comparison. In addition, first-time app installs were up 26.1% year-over-year ...
Tags: Apple, Google, Google Play, Mobile, Facebook, Apps, Games, China, India, Trends, Tech, Mobile Apps, Netflix, Tencent, App Stores, App Store


Canadian companies join Facebook ad boycott

Several Canadian companies, including Vancouver-based Lululemon Athletica Inc. and Mountain Equipment Co-op, are joining a chorus of businesses calling on Facebook to do more to combat hate speech on its platform.
Tags: Facebook, News, Entertainment, Vancouver, Lululemon Athletica Inc, Mountain Equipment Co


Disney+’s Summer Movie Nights to Feature Original Movies & Blockbuster Hits

Disney+’s Summer Movie Nights to Feature Original Movies & Blockbuster Hits This summer, Disney+ is heating up with Summer Movie Nights, featuring a sizzling lineup of brand new original and newly announced family favorite movies coming to the service. PB = PB || {}; PB.gptStandAlone = PB.gptStandAlone || {}; PB.gptAutoRefresh = PB.gptAutoRefresh || {'gptAds':[], 'gptStandAlone':[]}; admiralCookie = readAdmiralCookie(); googletag.cmd.push(fun...
Tags: Facebook, Japan, Movies, Disney, Broadway, Hugh Jackman, Streaming, Johnny Depp, Bob, Charlie Brown, Ron Howard, Caribbean, Alice, Hamilton, Wolverine, Helen


Facebook Stands to Lose Most in Social Media Ad Exodus

Source: StatistaStarbucks became the latest company to hit the pause button on social media advertising on Sunday, joining an evergrowing list of major brands that pulled their ads from social networks, and Facebook in particular, in an attempt to push for stronger action against hate speech on the part of social media companies. “We will pause advertising on all social media platforms while we continue discussions internally, with our media partners and with civil rights organizations in the...
Tags: Facebook, America, Infographic, Radio, Starbucks, Levi, Statista, General Interest, Facebook Stands, StatistaStarbucks, Coca Cola Unilever Verizon Patagonia


Indian startups diversify their businesses to offset COVID-19 induced losses

E-commerce giant Flipkart is planning to launch a hyperlocal service that would enable customers to buy items from local stores and have those delivered to them in an hour and a half or less. Yatra, an online travel and hotel ticketing service, is exploring a new business line altogether: Supplying office accessories. Flipkart and Yatra are not the only firms eyeing new business categories. Dozens of firms in the country have branched out by launching new services in recent weeks, in part to ...
Tags: Amazon, Facebook, Ecommerce, Apps, Asia, Instagram, Education, Entertainment, India, Tech, Walmart, Zomato, Logistics, Mumbai, New Delhi, Flipkart


Child of the Night (Power of the Blood World Book 1) – review

Author: Nancy Kilpatrick First Published: 2011 Contains spoilers The Blurb : POWER OF THE BLOOD WORLD Revised and Updated! Child of the Night is book 1 of a 4 vampire-novel series that throbs with danger, treachery, betrayal, cruelty and dark, sultry romance. In a world where the undead are wary of and competitive and view humans as only prey, amazingly, three Blooddrinkers from different eras and cultures are able to form relationships. But change breeds more change as their individual storie...
Tags: Amazon, Facebook, Movies, Carol, Andre, Amazon UK, Vampire, Nancy Kilpatrick, Mary Renault


News Post: Then Again

Tycho: I couldn't watch the streams for very long. There was a lot of pain in them. Not sure how many people are gonna take Facebook up on their offer of safe harbor; I'm pretty sure I saw people streaming the Twitch account creation process live on Mixer. Here was Grob's take: Excited to announce our new partnership with the Sarlacc Pit. — Gabe (@cwgabriel) June 22, 2020 Coming up now, trying to create work and put yourself out there, it's all on someone else's channel...
Tags: Facebook, Comics, Tycho, Grob


“The Cooties” New Single Will Make You Want To Chase Your Dreams (No Matter How Weird They Are!)

Their song “My Calling” will remind you not to let your dreams just be dreams! It isn’t easy figuring out what you are “called” to do with your life, but once you do, it’s a HUGE relief! And that’s exactly what The Cooties are singing about in their latest single, “My Calling.” They discovered their calling(s), and now that they know know what they want to do with their lives, they just have to take the necessary steps to get there! Sure, it is a little weird that they want to become P...
Tags: Facebook, Los Angeles, Humor, Caribbean, Marc, Kat Curtis, Kennedy Center on Conan JFL42 Toronto, Marc He


What went wrong with Quibi?

Two months after Quibi’s high-profile launch as a short-form mobile-native TV app led by Jeffrey Katzenberg and Meg Whitman, it is evident the startup is greatly underperforming relative to the hundreds of millions of dollars already spent on content and marketing.  According to a Wall Street Journal report , “daily downloads peaked at 379,000 on its April 6 launch day but didn’t exceed 20,000 on any day in the first week of June, according to Sensor Tower.” The article says Quibi is on pa...
Tags: TC, Mobile, Facebook, Video, Media, Entertainment, Tech, Jeffrey Katzenberg, Wall Street Journal, Meg Whitman, Quibi


Facebook acquires game developer in light of Xbox partnering

This comes just as Xbox teams up with Facebook Gaming
Tags: Gaming, Facebook, News, Trends, Xbox


Microsoft Is Killing Mixer and Moving Everything to Facebook Gaming

Despite signing a number of major streamers including Ninja and Shroud, Microsoft’s livestream platform Mixer just couldn’t break through. So starting today, Microsoft is moving all of Mixer’s content over to Facebook Gaming before Mixer gets shut down completely on July 22. Read more...
Tags: Gaming, Facebook, Games, Science, Microsoft, Streaming, Livestreaming, Consumer Tech, Mixer, Facebook Gaming, Mixer Is Dead, Shroud Microsoft


New Trailer for 4K Re-Release of 'Rad' - 80s Cult Classic BMX Movie

"Okay, dudes, let's walk this sucker!" Utopia & Altavod have released a new trailer for the 4K restoration of 80s cult classic Rad. This was originally released in March of 1986 during the BMX bike craze, and it's one of those cheesy-but-awesome 80s sports movies for-teens about an outcast who tries to beat everyone else in the big competition. Rad has since gone on to become a beloved cult classic, not only because it has a killer soundtrack and impressive stunts, but because it so perfectl...
Tags: Facebook, Movies, Trailer, Rad, To Watch, Bart Conner, Bill Allen Talia Shire


Join us for the inaugural Israeli media tech and esports conference online

We (Remagine Ventures) and our friends at Fusion LA are happy to invite founders, investors and media experts to the inaugural Media and eSports Online Annual Conference. The event will highlight startups and technologies in the media, entertainment, gaming and esports domains, with a spotlight on Israel. The event will be streamed via Zoom and Facebook live on June 23th, 16:00-20:00 Israel time (UTC+3) Join us (free) The speaker line up includes various industry leaders (Snap Inc....
Tags: Startups, Facebook, Entertainment, Berlin, Israel, Uncategorized, Trends, Tech, Esports, UTC, eSports Observer, Lockdown, Remagine Ventures, Remagine, Kevin Baxpehler, Vault AI


Peter Jackson Penned a Heartfelt Farewell to the Late ‘Lord of the Rings’ Star Ian Holm

Before the weekend, veteran actor Ian Holm sadly passed away at age 88. Best known for his turn as the hobbit Bilbo Baggins in the Lord of the Rings trilogy, an outpouring of love, memories and tributes poured out onto the web in honor of the late actor who also starred in Alien, The Fifth Element, Chariots of Fired, Time Bandits, Garden State and more. But one of the most moving tributes came from Lord of the Rings trilogy director Peter Jackson, who shared several fond memories of working wit...
Tags: Facebook, Death, London, Movies, New Zealand, Martin Freeman, Jackson, Elijah Wood, Bilbo, Peter-Jackson, Nz, Napoleon, Martin, Sophie, Ian, Parkinson


Limerick-Off Monday – Rhyme Word: SOLE or SOUL at the end of any one line (Submission Deadline: July 4, 2020 at 4 p.m. Eastern)

It’s Limerick-Off time, once again. And that means I write a limerick, and you write your own, using the same rhyme word. Then you post your limerick(s) as a comment to this post and, if you’re a Facebook user, on Facebook too. I hope you’ll join me in writing limericks using SOLE or SOUL at the end of any one line. (Homonyms or homophones are fine.) The best submission will be crowned Limerick-Off Award Winner. (Here’s last week’s Limerick-Off Award Winner.) Additionally, you may write themed ...
Tags: Facebook, Humor, Weapons, Contests, Trolls, Limerick, Dinnerware, Writing Prompts, Limericks, Facebook Limerick, Behavior & Personality, Food & Drink Humor, Food Humor, Limerick Competition, Limerick Contest, Limerick Writing Contest


Limerick-Off Award (446)

It’s time to announce the latest Limerick-Off winners based on submissions (on this blog and on Facebook) in the last Limerick-Off. Congratulations to TIM JAMES, who wins the Limerick-Off Award for his funny limerick, inspired by this news item: “NYC Health Dept. urges New Yorkers to consider wearing face masks during sex.” Social distancing leads me to drink; Into boredom and torpor I sink. “Take advantage,” they say, “Of the new games to play!” A masked ball, though, just isn’t my kink. Cong...
Tags: Facebook, Obama, Humor, John, Contests, Limerick, Barack, Trump, Don, Hubby, Tony Holmes, Limericks, Limerick Award Winners, Limerick Competition, Limerick Contest, Limerick Of The Week



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