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Sparks’ Sydney Wiese tests positive for the coronavirus

The L.A. Sparks’ Sydney Wiese said Friday on social media that she has tested positive for COVID-19. Other than experiencing minor symptoms, including the possible tell-tale loss of taste and smell, she said she’s doing well and remains quarantined with her parents at their Phoenix home. The 24-year-old guard returned home to Phoenix from Spain a little more than two weeks ago after her Liga Femenina league was suspended, flying on March 13 from Barcelona to Mexico City and then to L.A., before ...
Tags: Instagram, Sports, Spain, Sport, Barcelona, Turkey, Soccer, New York Times, Mexico City, Arizona, Lausd, Mayo Clinic, WNBA, Sparks, Phoenix, Wiese


At the Springtime Café...

... you can talk about whatever you want. [Author: [email protected] (Ann Althouse)]
Tags: Photography, Law, Flowers, Ann Althouse


Restoring the Soul of Business

DATA without soul is harmful. Science, math, and data do not excuse us from thinking. Instead, they make it imperative that we learn to think more critically and combine it with our humanness to come to more measured conclusions. The story we create with the data makes all the difference. Rishad Tobaccowala is the chief growth officer at Publicis Group, a global advertising and communications firm. Flush with data, we risk losing something more valuable: what’s human. Rishad writes in Restoring...
Tags: Facebook, Leadership, Instagram, Artificial Intelligence, Rishad, Publicis Group, Rishad Tobaccowala


We’ve come full rectangle: Polaroid is reborn out of The Impossible Project

More than a decade after announcing that it would keep Polaroid’s abandoned instant film alive, The Impossible Project has done the… improbable: It has officially become the brand it set out to save. And to commemorate the occasion there’s a new camera, the Polaroid Now. The convergence of the two brands has been in the works for years, and in fact Impossible Project products were already Polaroid-branded. But this marks a final and satisfying shift in one of the stranger relationships in startu...
Tags: Gadgets, Photography, Hardware, Tech, Cameras, Lady Gaga, Polaroid, Gaga, ONESTEP, FujiFilm Instax, Impossible, Impossible Project, Instant Film, Nederlanders, The Impossible Project, Polaroid Originals


Watchmen Cast Become the Washmen in New PSA!

Watchmen Cast Become the Washmen in New PSA! At this point, a new season of HBO’s Watchmen probably isn’t happening, at least not with Damon Lindelof at the helm. Lindelof confirmed earlier this year that he was officially bowing out of the series. Regardless, that hasn’t stopped him from revisiting the show for a special PSA to address the novel coronavirus pandemic. In order to encourage good hygiene during this stressful time, Lindelof rounded up several Watchmen cast members for a short v...
Tags: Amazon, Hbo, TV, Movies, Instagram, Cdc, Smart, Fbi, TV News, Damon Lindelof, Trent Reznor, Red Scare, Vickers, Laurie, Ingram, Atticus Ross


Netflix Hosting a ‘Big Mouth’ Live Table Read Online for Charity Tonight

It’s Friday night, and under normal circumstances that would mean it’s time to head out for a night on the town, get some delicious grub, catch a flick, and toss some drinks back at the pub. But since we’re all stuck at home trying to squash the spread of the coronavirus pandemic across the United States, it’s another night for us to desperately figure out something to do. Thankfully, if you’re a Big Mouth fan, Netflix has a special live table read event with the animated show’s cast that you c...
Tags: Comedy, Television, Movies, Instagram, America, Netflix, United States, Animation, Nick Kroll, Mouth, John Mulaney, Big Mouth, Brandon Kyle Goodman


THE SPONGEBOB MUSICAL Tour to Close Due to the Current Health Crisis

The SpongeBob Musical announced via Instagram that the North American tour will be closing due to the current health crisis. [Author: BWW News Desk]
Tags: Instagram, Theatre, BWW News Desk


Meghan and Harry secretly move to L.A. ahead of coronavirus lockdown, reports say

Meghan Markle and Prince Harry made their move to leave Canada and settle permanently in Los Angeles before the border between Canada and the United States was shut last Friday, according to reports. The Sun first reported that the Duke and Duchess of Sussex took a private flight from British Columbia to the Los Angeles area sometime before Canadian Prime Minister Justin Trudeau and President Donald Trump closed the border between the two countries. They are now, like other Californias, shelteri...
Tags: Hollywood, London, Celebrities, News, Instagram, California, California News, Los Angeles, Sport, Canada, Soccer, United States, The Sun, Sun, Prince Charles, Kate Middleton


How to 'Co-Watch' Instagram With Your Friends in a Video Chat

Since we’re all living in a video-chat world nowadays, Instagram has rolled out a new feature that makes it easy for you, and those you’re conferencing with on the service, to enjoy the best and worst of the social site together. Without breaking your video call, you’ll all be able to watch the same videos at the same…Read more...
Tags: Video, Instagram, Memes, Lifehacks, Video Chat, Call


Zyl resurfaces old photos to create collaborative stories

French startup Zyl has released a major update of its mobile app for iOS and Android. The app is all about finding long-forgotten memories of important life events in your photo library. Zyl scans your photo library and magically finds photos that matter. Every day, the app sends you a notification to tell you that you can unlock a new memory — a new Storyl. It instantly brings you back to that special day with an automatically generated story. All your photos are already stitched together, t...
Tags: Startups, Mobile, Apps, Europe, Instagram, Tech, France Newsletter, Zyl


5 Types Of Visual Marketing Content Every Growing Business Needs

by Erin McCoy, director of content marketing and public relations at Killer Visual Strategies When 96 percent of people have viewed a branded explainer video, it doesn’t matter what industry you’re in — visual content is a crucial way to reach your audiences. Videos, GIFs, and other visuals from Instagram stories to Snaps are driving the way we communicate on a daily basis. And that means that customers are demanding the same type of visual communication from brands. What’s more, stock images a...
Tags: Startups, Instagram, Marketing, University of Washington, Visual Marketing, MFA, Professionalisms, Venngage, Erin McCoy, Social Media Micronarratives Motion


Messiah Cancelled by Netflix After One Season

Messiah cancelled by Netflix after one season Deadline reports that Netflix has just cancelled the drama Messiah after one season. Will Travel, who played the character of Will Mathers on the show, took to Instagram to reveal his disappointment. You can check out his post below. “It’s a very sad day today,” he wrote. “I have just received news from Netflix that there will be no season 2 of #messiah I wanted to say to all the fans thank you for your support and love. I wish things were differ...
Tags: TV, Movies, Instagram, Netflix, Middle East, TV News, Streaming, Jordan, Cia, Mark Burnett, Messiah, George Miller, BURNETT, Chrissy, Royal Commission, Michelle Monaghan


Instagram: How to Use the Stay Home Sticker in Stories

In response to the coronavirus pandemic, Instagram added a Stay Home sticker for Instagram Stories. Users can place this sticker on their Stories posts for a chance to have those posts featured in the Stay Home Story that appears at the top of users' feeds. Here's how to add the Stay Home sticker to Stories...
Tags: Instagram, Advertising, Social Pro Daily, Coronavirus


"Thus each of us had to be content to live only for the day, alone under the vast indifference of the sky. This sense of being abandoned..."

"... which might in time have given characters a finer temper, began, however, by sapping them to the point of futility. For instance, some of our fellow citizens became subject to a curious kind of servitude, which put them at the mercy of the sun and the rain. Looking at them, you had an impression that for the first time in their lives they were becoming, as some would say, weather-conscious. A burst of sunshine was enough to make them seem delighted with the world, while rainy days gave a da...
Tags: Psychology, Photography, Law, Rain, Sunrise, Albert Camus, Ann Althouse


10 retailers like Macy's, Ralph Lauren, and Victoria's Secret suspended their affiliate programs with a top influencer platform

At least 10 retailers including Macy's, Patagonia, and Victoria's Secret suspended their affiliate programs with RewardStyle, according to a blog update on the popular influencer platform.  The change was announced on March 24 in the members-only section of RewardStyle's website, which was viewed by Business Insider.  One brand listed on March 24, Ulta, later reinstated its program with RewardStyle, according to a March 26 email to RewardStyle members viewed by Business Insider. As brands canc...
Tags: Instagram, Rihanna, Trends, Patagonia, Victoria, Ralph Lauren, Ken Burns, Tj Maxx, Macy, Bloomingdale, Dillard, Ulta, Men s Warehouse, Fenty Beauty House, Bank Macy s Patagonia Ralph Lauren Slam Jam, Maxx Victoria


There's a line between light and dark, and sometimes it's clear.

This post is a place for talking only about the concrete matter of what's in the photograph and the abstraction of the line between dark and light. It is not a café — go 2 posts down for that — and it's especially not a place to drop news flashes about the coronavirus — go one post down for that. [Author: [email protected] (Ann Althouse)]
Tags: Photography, Law, Sunrise, Lake Mendota, Ann Althouse


Social Bluebook was hacked, exposing 217,000 influencers’ accounts

A social media platform used to match advertisers with thousands of influencers has been hacked. Social Bluebook, a Los Angeles-based company, allows advertisers to pay social media “influencers” for posts that promote their products and services. The company claims it has some 300,000 influencers on its books. But in October 2019, the company’s entire backend database was stolen in a data breach. TechCrunch obtained the database, which contains some 217,000 user accounts — including influenc...
Tags: Startups, Instagram, California, Los Angeles, Signal, Social Bluebook, Sam Michie


Billionaire Jeff Bezos says he spoke directly to WHO and hinted Amazon might deliver COVID-19 test kits globally

Jeff Bezos posted a picture to Instagram of himself having a video-call with the Director General of WHO to discuss the coronavirus outbreak. Bezos said Amazon is already supporting WHO with IT support and providing AI to help its epidemic-mapping tools. "We also discussed the urgent need for collective action to produce and distribute plentiful COVID-19 test kits," Bezos said. Amazon has already agreed to deliver COVID-19 kits in the UK. Visit Business Insider's homepage for more stories. A...
Tags: Amazon, UK, Instagram, US, Trends, Who, Silicon Valley, Jeff Bezos, Bezos, World Health Organisation WHO, Bezos Amazon, Inside Amazon, Tedros


Capturing a World of Emptiness

How a team of photographers documented the quiet desolation of cities during the pandemic.
Tags: Art, Twitter, Photography, News, Germany, Masks, Social Media, Colombia, New York Times, New Jersey, Epidemics, Brazil, South America, Ny, Politics And Government, London (England


10 things in tech you need to know today

Good morning! This is the tech news you need to know this Friday. Nine Tesla employees criticized the company's response to the novel coronavirus in interviews with Business Insider. Workers criticized a lack of hand sanitizer, mixed messages from CEO Elon Musk, and poor enforcement of social distancing. Tesla will temporarily lay off some employees in Norway for at least one month at the beginning of April, according to internal email sent on Tuesday by a Tesla's director in the region. A sig...
Tags: Apple, Amazon, Facebook, Elon Musk, UK, Instagram, Cdc, Senate, Germany, US, Trends, Tesla, Ministry Of Defence, Treasury, Boris Johnson, Norway



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