Buzzy mattress maker Casper is pitching itself as a tech company, just like WeWork did. Here why business experts are dubious. (AAPL, FIT)

Online mattress company Casper tried to pitch itself as a tech company in its recently filed initial public offering paperwork. Private investors have given it a tech-like premium, valuing it at $1.1 billion. Public investors may well have a different take on the company, especially since it acknowledged in its IPO document that a "significant" portion of its business still comes from selling mattresses. While it believes that technology products will spur its future growth, thus far, it only ...
Tags: Apple, Instagram, Microsoft, Withings, US, Trends, WeWork, Casper, Braun, Northwestern, Google Apple, Santa Clara University, Hendershott, Peloton, Kellogg School of Management, Dan Morgan

Are graduated neutral-density filters really useful?

For a few years now I have been using various different filters. I mostly use them to reduce the overall light coming into the camera or to help control reflections. It seems though I always overlooked one type of filter: the graduated neutral-density filters (ND Grad for short) I honestly thought that graduated neutral-density filters […] The post Are graduated neutral-density filters really useful? appeared first on DIY Photography.
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Blog Note: An Apology

That view camera cartoon by Siné I linked to turned out to be the most controversial thing I've published in months. Since the link went up I've been called more names than a blind ump at a baseball game. A couple of people cancelled their contributions and one person said he'd never come to the site again. Several people (most complainants are men) have written multiple messages to explain their positions in greater detail (no need—I get it), and the messages kept coming this morning even thoug...
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Naples Daily News Half Marathon Sun January 19 2020

Two runner from Maine do great @ Naples Daily News Half Marathon Sun January 19 2020 Ryan Smith Half Marathon Auburn, ME Photos Race Video DonaVee Cote Half Marathon Hermon, ME Chip Time 2:11:19.99 Gun Time 2:12:16.39 Pace 10:02 Overall 843 of 1409 Female 70 to 74 2 of 7 All Female 366 of 703 Cove Ln 35:17.13 9:48 Place: 881 Ft Charles 57:23.98 9:54 Place: 903 Kingstown 1:10:44.31 9:49 Place: 905 Galleon 1:28:31.89 9:50 Place: 860 Finish 2:11:19.99 10:02 Place: 843
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Family of 3 rescued after falling through ice on Big Bear Lake

Sheriff’s deputies and passersby pulled a family of three from the freezing waters of Big Bear Lake on Saturday after they fell through the ice, witnesses said. The father, mother and daughter walked out on to a frozen-over portion of the lake Saturday morning, several witnesses to the incident said on social media. As they moved further out, the ice cracked and all three fell into the water. “Three people fell through the ice right down there,” said one woman on Instagram with the username Beac...
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Tokyo wrestler, a street portrait

One of the key benefits of living in Tokyo is that you never really know what — or perhaps more accurately who — is going to greet you round the next corner. It could be a man carrying a huge tortoise. Maybe even a young bloke in the shortest of very short shorts. Or in this case, merely a bare-chested wrestler taking a post-bout rest.
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Strictly Come Dancing's Dianne Buswell and Joe Sugg respond to marriage and pregnancy claims

They recently sent fans crazy with an Instagram post alluding to a possible engagement, but...
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This and That

Just a variety of photos taken with my new phone. The first photo I took with my new phone. I’m not sure if the camera is better than my old one yet. A restaurant near our place. It was our first time there. It had a very nice ambiance but was really overpriced so I don’t think we will return. A reflection of the Eiffel Tower on the wet sidewalk. A Muslim Princess? The Paris Weather Girl spots another great sunrise.
Tags: Travel, Photos, View, Paris, Sunrise, Eiffel Tower

Canon Deals Huge Blow to Counterfeit Gear Merchants on eBay with Court Victory

There’s nothing worse for both companies and consumers than counterfeit gear. Not only are these products often inferior to the actual versions sold by the manufacturer, but also they pollute the... [[ This is a content summary only. Visit my website for full links, other content, and more! ]]
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Facebook's retreat on WhatsApp ads shows the limits of its Instagram playbook and means Mark Zuckerberg must answer a $22 billion question (FB)

Facebook is rowing back on plans to put ads in WhatsApp and has disbanded a team that was working on the effort. The surprise move suggests it will not be as simple for Facebook to monetize the app, which it acquired for $22 billion, as analysts hoped. Instagram was a template for a successful Facebook acquisition, with the company filling it with ads and turning it into a massive cash cow. But WhatsApp will need to find a new model, and the team is working on features that will let businesses...
Tags: Facebook, Mark Zuckerberg, Instagram, Trends, Signal, Business Insider, Priscilla Chan, Menlo Park California, Facebook Bank of America

2020 ~ Jimmy the Greek’s Frozen 4 miler

Jimmy the Greek’s Frozen 4 miler We have reporters to be there Tony Myatt said this the morning of the race.
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Shadows’ Dylan Flinn and Kombo’s Kevin Gould on the business of ‘virtual influencers’

In films, TV shows and books — and even in video games where characters are designed to respond to user behavior — we don’t perceive characters as beings with whom we can establish two-way relationships. But that’s poised to change, at least in some use cases. Interactive characters — fictional, virtual personas capable of personalized interactions — are defining new territory in entertainment. In my guide to the concept of “virtual beings,” I outlined two categories of these characters: virtua...
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2020 Bradbury Mountain Squall

JasmineBoyle courtesy of Eliza Kinney Britt Media Results see event fb page
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Some top Pinterest influencers say they still earn more money on Instagram, where they have vastly fewer followers

In an influencer marketing world dominated by Instagram, having a large Pinterest following doesn't guarantee big sponsorship deals.  Some top Pinterest influencers make more money on Instagram where they have much smaller followings, they told Business Insider. We spoke to three influencers with a combined 15 million followers — Keiko Lynn, Erica Chan Coffman, and Jan Halvarson — on how they make money from the social platform. Visit Business Insider's homepage for more stories. Keiko Lynn, ...
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Low Key Photography for Beginners – Enter the Dark Side

Low key photography is a simple technique that brings instant drama to an image. Like most other forms of photography, it is all about illumination and elimination. The post Low Key Photography for... [[ This is a content summary only. Visit my website for full links, other content, and more! ]]
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These clips show how different frame rates affect a final shot

Chris Vanderschaaf is a cinematographer specializing in slow motion video. He goes to the world armed with a Phantom Flex4K to capture amazing footage (check out @chrisvtv). Today though, Chris shares with DIYP readers some of the tests he regularly makes to show how different frame rates affect final footage. Some of the tests are […] The post These clips show how different frame rates affect a final shot appeared first on DIY Photography.
Tags: Photography, Inspiration, Slow Motion, Chris, High Speed, Phantom Flex4K, High Speed Video, Chris Vanderschaaf

Kissing On A Rainy Beach: Bruce Davidson’s Photographs Of 1960s Britain

Couple Kissing on Street, London, England, 1960 Britain in the 1960s wasn’t all swinging, shagging and hair. There was condensation on the inside of windows, bomb sites that still looked like bomb sites and hadn’t been repurposed as car parks, trips to the seaside (now: ‘staycations’) to enjoy the damp, live on fudge and collect shards of glass from the sand, softened and sandblasted by the... Source
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Curious Photos Of Cynthia, A Superstar Mannequin In The ‘30s

Lester Gaba dines at the Marguery, a New York restaurant, with his mannequin Cynthia, 1937. Alfred Eisenstaedt/LIFE In 1932, a life-like mannequin named Cynthia was created by Lester Gaba. After several shoots around New York City for Life Magazine in 1937, her career was launched, and for a matter of months, Cynthia became a household name. Similar to an A-list celebrity... Source
Tags: Photography, New York, Design, New York City, Retro, 1930s, Cynthia, Alfred Eisenstaedt, Mannequin, Lester Gaba, Marguery

The Monster Building: Photographer Tristan Zhou Captures Epic Photos Of Dystopian Asian Cityscapes

8220;This is a project I started in early 2019, “The Monster Building” series. Mostly shot on a wide angle lens and then enhanced in post to create a sense of infinity. I’ve always been a huge fan of the idea “distopian”, so I’ve made my own version of it,” he wrote. Tristan (previously) is an award-winning photographer, videographer and cat lover based in Seattle, WA. Source
Tags: Asia, Photography, Design, Dystopia, Seattle, Cityscapes

Moon Kingdom: Untouched Landscapes Of Atacama Desert In Photographs By Chiara Zonca

Chiara Zonca is a fine art photographer based in Western Canada. She investigate the earth as a timeless, untouched-by-humans dreamscape where she can then project her narratives. “Moon Kingdom” is an emotional journey through the primordial landscape of the Atacama desert in Chile. By taking surrealist shots that could have been taken on another planet, she share her perception of... Source
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These Funnily Terrible Portraits Of Famous People Drawn By This ‘Artist’ Are Awfully ‘Accurate’

There lives a guy in Italy named Matteo Carta. During his work hours, he’s a wedding photographer but in his free time, he’s an aspiring celebrity portrait artist. He uploads his portraits to Instagram and Twitter, and he gets fairly decent attention for his works. More: Instagram, Twitter h/t: boredpanda You see, these portraits are not what you’d expect celebrity drawings to be: Source
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How 17 Outsize Portraits Rattled a Small Southern Town

Newnan, Ga., decided to use art to help the community celebrate diversity and embrace change. Not everyone was ready for what they saw.
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What young women think in 2020

Children’s charity Plan International UK and photographer Joyce Nicholls travelled across the UK talking to young women about the issues important to them in 2020: public safety, body image, social media and feminism. Their research found that girls are fed up and frustrated with the lack of real progress on gender equality. Continue reading...
Tags: Photography, Gender, UK, Children, Women, Life and style, Society, UK News, Feminism, Art and design, Joyce Nicholls

After being traded, Kent Bazemore and Anthony Tolliver are flying back with Blazers to Portland

Since being traded earlier Saturday, now former Trail Blazers guard Kent Bazemore broke his silence on social media. The first photo shared in Bazemore's Instagram message shows the Trail Blazers players posing for a group photo.
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