VIDEO: Hugh Jackman, Kristen Bell, Oprah and Gloria Estefan Salute the Class of 2020

On Friday, May 15, Facebook and Instagram did a graduation roll call where they named every school in all 50 states, from Alabama to Wyoming, featuring graduates and educators from around the country and sharing graduates' favorite Graduation2020 moments from Facebook and Instagram. [Author: BWW News Desk]
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Innovate Forward

INNOVATION has always been important. In a world of pandemic, it’s the only way forward. Technology is the raw material that 21st-century innovators need to build new business capabilities, to develop exciting new products and services, and to create workarounds for the physical distancing measures we will likely endure for the foreseeable future. Six powerful new technologies, all reaching maturity simultaneously in the early 2020s, will each act like a new color in the palette of creators, de...
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At the Allium Café...

... you can talk all night. [Author: [email protected] (Ann Althouse)]
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Lakers plan to reopen practice facility, but for now Dwight Howard will stay in Georgia with family

Dwight Howard, for one, won’t be on hand Saturday when the Lakers plan to reopen their practice facility, with the blessing of L.A. County health officials. On a limited basis, the team is expected to open their doors at the UCLA Health Training Center in El Segundo for the first time since the coronavirus pandemic suspended the NBA season March 11 and then shuttered team training centers, reported the Athletic’s Shams Chanaria on Friday morning. “I’m in Georgia right now,” Howard said Friday af...
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Look at These Cool Birds I've Seen

A few years ago, I stopped being afraid of birds and realized that, actually, I really liked them. It just clicked one day. It’s cool that there are so many that I can see relatively close to my house, they make for challenging photo subjects, and, in general, I love any subject that provides a large number of random…Read more...
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Oprah Winfrey calls on class of 2020 to help 'heal our afflictions' in virtual commencement address

With in-person graduation events called off amid the coronavirus pandemic, Oprah Winfrey spoke to the class of 2020 remotely on Friday, calling on this "pandemic class" to help show us the way forward.Winfrey spoke as part of a virtual graduation event held by Facebook, telling graduates that "never has a graduating class been called to step into the future with more purpose, vision, passion, and energy, and hope."The coronavirus pandemic, Winfrey said, has "illuminated the vast systemic inequit...
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Beatles photographer Astrid Kirchherr dies aged 81

Innovative German artist recorded group’s rise to fame after seeing them play in HamburgAstrid Kirchherr, the photographer whose shots of the Beatles helped turn them into icons, has died aged 81.The Beatles writer Mark Lewisohn confirmed the news on Twitter, posting: “Intelligent, inspirational, innovative, daring, artistic, awake, aware, beautiful, smart, loving and uplifting friend to many. Her gift to the Beatles was immeasurable.” Continue reading...
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Facebook Shovels Giphy Into Its Salivating Maw

It grows: Facebook has acquired the wildly popular gif-sharing service Giphy in a deal reportedly worth at least $400 million, even as it stares down an increasingly hostile reception in official DC and antitrust probes by feds and the states.Read more...
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A new survey of marketers who control $46 billion in annual spending shows how much they've cut their influencer budgets in 2020

Ad spending on influencer marketing has fallen 22% in the first half of 2020, according to a new survey of marketers conducted by the World Federation of Advertisers. A drop in sponsored post opportunities has forced many influencers to lean into alternative revenue streams like merchandise, direct-to-consumer products, affiliate marketing, and content production deals.  While advertising investment has fallen across the board, many brands are still running paid "response campaigns" to address...
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A Book Festival For The Epidemic Era, Live From Africa

“Afrolit Sans Frontières, a series of hourlong readings and question-and-answer sessions held entirely on Facebook and Instagram, kicked off on March 23 and [is recurring monthly]. In the face of the pandemic, with countless numbers of book fairs, tours and other literary events canceled or postponed, Afrolit stands out as a gathering where readers — for some sessions, hundreds have logged in — can hear from authors and talk to them about sometimes difficult or taboo subjects.” – The New York T...
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Facebook Acquires Giphy, Which Will Become Part of Instagram

Facebook has acquired Giphy, and will fold the a GIF library and creator platform into its Instagram team. Neither company would confirm financial terms of the deal, reportedly worth $400 million, according to Axios. Giphy said the majority of its team will join Instagram, and senior director of communications Natalie Vegel added, "For those employees...
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Sarah Ferguson shares rare family photo taken inside Royal Lodge

Sarah Ferguson took to Instagram on Friday night to share a rare family photo of herself,...
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Clubhouse, the invite-only audio chat app being hailed as the next Snap or Twitter, just raised a big round of funding after a bidding war. Here's what 9 VCs with access say it's like.

An audio-only chat app called Clubhouse has been the talk of Silicon Valley techies and venture capitalists on Twitter recently. Although the app is still invite-only and in the development stages, early users are already obsessing over the app and touting it as the next Twitter or Snapchat. Business Insider talked to some VCs who are using Clubhouse. While they spoke highly of the app, many said its future depends on its ability to draw in users when the coronavirus outbreak is over. Visit Bu...
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NextGuest Sponsors Karisma Hotels & Resorts' "Holidays for Your Heroes" Campaign

NextGuest has partnered with Karisma Hotels & Resorts to sponsor their "Holidays for Your Heroes" campaign. Karisma Hotels & Resorts and its partners are donating 150 dream vacations to essential workers and their loved ones to redeem whenever it is safe to travel again. People are invited to nominate their heroes through the campaign website or by posting an image of who they nominate on Instagram with the hashtag #HolidaysForYourHeroes. Additionally, frontline workers themselves can app...
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Portland geologist Lalo Guerrero shares the dirt on local trails

40-year-old molten lava from Plains of Abraham trail in Washington. Lalo Guerrero.(Photos: Lalo Guerrero/Trailside Geology) One of the best things about bikes is how they lead to so much discovery. In urban areas their relatively slow pace and open-air design helps connect people to their surroundings in a much more intimate way than cars do. And when riding on trails, bikes can take you to awe-inspiring places where rocks, water, trees and dirt create mother nature’s murals. “A bi...
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Lakers’ practice facility will reopen on limited basis Saturday

With the blessing of L.A. County health officials, the Lakers will reopen their practice facility on a limited basis Saturday for the first time since the coronavirus pandemic suspended the NBA season March 11 and subsequently shuttered team training centers, reported the Athletic’s Shams Chanaria on Friday morning. The facility will be open to players and personnel in accordance with the NBA’s strict guidelines and will be open fewer than seven days per week. In areas where that has been permit...
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The best photography tripods for 2020

From shooting long exposures to group photos, a good tripod is an essential tool for the photo enthusiast.
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Facebook acquires popular GIF database GIPHY for reported $400 million (FB)

Facebook is acquiring GIPHY, the popular GIF database, both companies confirmed Friday. GIPHY will become part of the Instagram team, and the database will continue to be operational and usable, Facebook said in its blog post. According to Axios, Facebook paid $400 million for the acquisition. Visit Business Insider's homepage for more stories. Facebook has acquired GIPHY, the searchable database for finding and creating GIFs. Facebook announced in a blog post Friday that GIPHY would become p...
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Facebook Acquires GIF-Sharing and Creation Platform GIPHY for $400M

Facebook today announced that it has acquired the popular GIF sharing platform GIPHY, and it will be joining the Instagram team. Instagram has supported GIPHY search in Stories for years now, but Facebook said it will "further integrate" the platform's GIF library into Instagram and other Facebook apps. The sum of the GIPHY acquisition by Facebook is reportedly around $400 million, according to Axios. The company aims to eventually make it even easier to find GIFs and stickers in Instagram S...
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Facebook buys GIPHY, the popular GIF-hosting platform

Facebook has just bought the popular GIF hosting platform GIPHY. In a blog post, GIPHY said it will be integrated into the Instagram team. While both companies have confirmed the deal, they haven’t disclosed the amount. A report by Axios suggests Facebook bough GIPHY for $400 million. GIPHY’s API is quite popular amongst social networks. Facebook already uses it in its other products such as Messenger and WhatsApp for GIF search. Twitter also uses GIPHY’s services for its GIF search feature. In ...
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Facebook to Acquire Giphy Meme-Sharing Site for Reported $400 Million

Facebook is snapping up Giphy in a deal reported to be worth $400 million, and the social giant plans to combine the GIF and sticker-sharing company’s services primarily with Instagram. “Giphy makes everyday conversations more entertaining, and so we plan to further integrate their GIF library into Instagram and our other apps so that people […]
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Facebook buys popular GIF platform Giphy for $400 million

The GIF platform will be integrated with Instagram
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YouTube and Instagram influencers share their playbooks for making money despite the ad downturn

The ad business has been hurting for influencers in recent weeks as brands cut marketing budgets to save on costs or to avoid appearing tone-deaf during the coronavirus pandemic. Business Insider spoke to several influencers across multiple categories on how they are making money despite the ad downturn.  Creators shared the top ways they've been earning – from selling merchandise to creating subscription-based memberships and driving commission sales. Visit Business Insider's homepage for mor...
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'People are more scared of hunger': coronavirus is just one more threat in Nigeria

The pandemic has left many people in Orile, Lagos state, struggling for survival – and compounded the risks of the area’s heavily polluted air and water supplyAll photographs by Nurudeen OlugbadeFor Nurudeen Olugbade taking photographs of life in Orile-Iganmu, Lagos state, during the pandemic is a way to affirm that the disruption it has wrought on the neglected town does matter.“We are not really seen. There’s very little attention paid to us but the struggle out here is real,” says Olugbade, 2...
Tags: Photography, Nigeria, Africa, Pollution, Global development, Coronavirus outbreak, Orile Lagos, Nurudeen OlugbadeFor Nurudeen Olugbade, Orile Iganmu Lagos, Olugbade

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