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Zoom is Apple's most downloaded app of 2020, while multiplayer smash hit 'Among Us' has topped its games list. Here's how they rank.

Facebook and Instagram also made the list. OLI SCARFF/AFP via Getty Images Apple released its list of the most downloaded apps and games in 2020, and it reflects what a weird year it has been. Zoom's popularity has soared during the pandemic as people looked for ways to stay connected while stuck at home.  With major film and TV releases delayed, people have increasingly turned to streaming services, but Disney+ ranked much higher than Netflix. DoorDash came in at 14th, while Uber didn't m...
Tags: Apple, Facebook, Instagram, Microsoft, Youtube, Disney, US, Trends, Social Media, Netflix, Un, Donald Trump, Zoom, Carl, Netflix Disney, Disney Disney


YC-backed LemonBox raises $2.5M bringing vitamins to Chinese millennials

Like many overseas Chinese, Derek Weng gets shopping requests from his family and friends whenever he returns to China. Some of the most wanted imported products are maternity items, cosmetics, and vitamin supplements. Many in China still uphold the belief that “imported products are better.” The demand gave Weng a business idea. In 2018, he founded LemonBox to sell American health supplements to Chinese millennials like himself via online channels. The company soon attracted seed funding fro...
Tags: Health, Google, Ecommerce, Y Combinator, Japan, Instagram, China, Funding, America, Tech, Walmart, Alibaba, Silicon Valley, Baidu, Shenzhen, Google Facebook


Ends Tonight: 5 Free 4×6 Photo Prints From Walgreens

5 Free 4×6 Photo Prints From Walgreens Create or login to your account, upload photos, and use the following code to get 5 4×6 prints for free (Exp: 12/3): FREEBIE5 The code may not work in the Walgeens App You can pick-up in select Walgreens store for free.
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The best free at-home workouts, like Nike Training Club and CorePower Yoga

Staying or getting fit at-home doesn't mean you have to shell out for expensive subscription fees (or equipment) to stream on-demand workouts and fitness classes. There are plenty of free, at-home, virtual workouts for every fitness ability, mobility level, and time constraints.  Our top pick, the Nike Training App, offers the highest quality routines with the most variety of intensity levels, time requirements, and workout types, as well as the most motivational trainers.With COVID-19 cases on ...
Tags: Reviews, Instagram, New York City, Trends, Nike, Features, Tai Chi, Buying Guide, Young, Buying Guides, YMCA, BBG, NTC, Karena, SJ, Peloton


An old-style Tokyo drinker in an old-style outdoor setting

The masks are a bit of a giveaway of course, but those aside, the scene, and indeed the people seen in it, are surprisingly timeless.
Tags: Travel, Photography, Food And Drink, Tokyo


Another Way

A friend and I downloaded an app called Flash Invaders which is a way of keeping track of all of the Space Invaders that you see. There are over 1000 in Paris alone. The artist has done them all over the world. It’s an interesting way to walk around Paris looking for them. It’s hard to find exact addresses but you can find streets they are on. We walked on some new to me streets and found a few here in the 15th arrondissement where I live but it is such a huge arrondissement that it will take mo...
Tags: Travel, Photos, Paris, Eiffel Tower, Walk, Andre Citroën Park, Space Invader mosaics


Facebook plans to remove false posts about COVID-19 vaccines

As vaccines to fight the novel coronavirus near, Facebook and Instagram will begin removing claims about COVID-19 vaccines debunked by experts.         [Author: USA TODAY]
Tags: Facebook, Usa, News, Instagram, Usa Today


Can AI make me trendier?

As a software engineer and generally analytic type, I like to craft theories for everything. Theories on how to build software, how to stay productive, how to be creative...and even how to dress well. For help with that last one, I decided to hire a personal stylist. As it turned out, I was not my stylist’s first software engineer client. “The problem with you people in tech is that you’re always looking for some sort of theory of fashion,” she told me. “But there is no formula–it’s about taste....
Tags: Google, Instagram, Ai, Laura, Google Cloud, Dale Markowitz, Laura Medalia


YouTube introduces new feature to address toxic comments

YouTube today announced it’s launching a new feature that will push commenters to reconsider their hateful and offensive remarks before posting. It will also begin testing a filter that allows creators to avoid having to read some of the hurtful comments on their channel that had been automatically held for review. The new features are meant to address longstanding issues with the quality of comments on YouTube’s platform — a problem creators have complained about for years. The company said ...
Tags: Google, Social, TC, Instagram, Youtube, Tech, Steve Bannon, YouTube Studio


YouTube introduces new features to address toxic comments

YouTube today announced it’s launching a new feature that will push commenters to reconsider their hateful and offensive remarks before posting. It will also begin testing a filter that allows creators to avoid having to read some of the hurtful comments on their channel that had been automatically held for review. The new features are meant to address long standing issues with the quality of comments on YouTube’s platform — a problem creators have complained about for years. The company said it...
Tags: Google, TC, Instagram, Youtube, Tech, Twitter YouTube, YouTube Studio


21 virtual wine tastings hosted by vineyards, experts, and winemakers from around the world

When you buy through our links, we may earn money from our affiliate partners. Learn more. Getty Images Although states have continued phased reopenings, some states are experiencing an uptick in COVID-19 cases, and many people are still turning to online experiences for socializing.Wineries, winemakers, and wine connoisseurs are bringing the vineyards and tasting rooms straight to living rooms with virtual wine tastings.Many of the virtual tastings are free to join, and some ship wine r...
Tags: Travel, Reviews, Kitchen, Home, Facebook, Instagram, California, France, Oregon, Alcohol, US, Trends, Catalonia, Features, New Zealand, Wine


At the Waning Gibbous Café...

  ... you can talk about whatever you want, including the same old topics you've been clinging to. You don't have to snap out of it. I'm not doing toxic positivity. I am giving you a place under the moon where you can be as boring as you like. [Author: [email protected] (Ann Althouse)]
Tags: Photography, Law, The moon, Ann Althouse


Drake's $80 candle that smells just like the rapper is already sold out

Chris Pizzello/Invision/AP Drake is selling a six-candle line, complete with an $80 dollar candle that smells like him.  The rapper began teasing the brand earlier this year, including sending the brand to the Toronto Raptors. For now, the limited run is sold out. Visit Business Insider's homepage for more stories. Drake is expanding his empire. This time it's in the form of a new candle brand, called Better World Fragrance House (BWFH), complete with a candle that smells like Drake himse...
Tags: Instagram, Entertainment, Trends, E-commerce, Cnn, Retail, Drake, Toronto Raptors, Eugene, Barbara Smith, Muskoka, BWFH, Chris Pizzello Invision AP Drake, Better World Fragrance House, Carby Musk Drake, Michael Carby


Facebook Will Take Down Misinformation About Covid Vaccines

With vaccines against Covid-19 on the verge of being rolled out around the world, Facebook said it will start removing false claims about the immunizations that have been debunked by public health experts. From a report: The move announced Thursday adds to Facebook's policy of taking down misinformation about the deadly virus that could lead to imminent physical harm. The type of posts that could be removed on Facebook or Instagram include false claims about the safety, efficacy, ingredients or ...
Tags: Facebook, Instagram, Tech, COVID


Larsa Pippen sends cryptic Instagram message amid Malik Beasley scandal

Larsa Pippen is cautioning fans about distinguishing fact from fiction on social media.
Tags: Instagram, Larsa Pippen, Malik Beasley


These are the best cheap camera deals for December 2020

Amateur and professional photographers to take advantage of digital camera deals and bundle offers that pop up fairly often. Read on for our up-to-date list of the best camera deals for 2020.
Tags: Deals, Photography, Trends, Nikon, Canon, Camera Deals


Zoom is Apple's most downloaded app of 2020, while multiplayer smash hit 'Among Us' has topped its games list

Facebook and Instagram also made the list. OLI SCARFF/AFP via Getty Images Apple released its list of the most downloaded apps and games in 2020, and it reflects what a weird year it has been. Zoom's popularity has soared during the pandemic as people looked for ways to stay connected while stuck at home.  With major film and TV releases delayed, people have increasingly turned to streaming services, but Disney+ ranked much higher than Netflix. DoorDash came in at 14th, while Uber didn't m...
Tags: Apple, Facebook, Instagram, Microsoft, Youtube, Disney, US, Trends, Social Media, Netflix, Donald Trump, Zoom, Netflix Disney, Disney Disney, Oli Scarff, Tech Insider


Influencers say a talent-management firm took $299 'deposits' up front but failed to deliver on promises and didn't refund them

IQ Advantage; Samantha Lee/Business Insider Hi, this is Amanda Perelli and welcome back to Insider Influencers, our weekly rundown on the influencer and creator economy. Sign up for the newsletter here.When looking for a talent manager as an influencer, there's a lot to watch out for. And there are some red flags influencers should be wary of.My colleague Sydney Bradley reported this week that the management firm IQ Advantage took $299 "deposits" up front from influencers and promised to h...
Tags: Twitter, Spotify, Media, Instagram, Youtube, Advertising, Trends, Sydney, Influencers, Kristina Monllos, Garett Sloane, Tech Insider, Netflix eBay, Samantha Lee, Tommaso Boddi Getty, Kat Tenbarge


US States Plan To Sue Facebook Next Week

An anonymous reader quotes a report from Reuters: A group of U.S. states led by New York is investigating Facebook for possible antitrust violations and plans to file a lawsuit against the social media giant next week, four sources familiar with the matter said on Wednesday. The complaint would be the second major lawsuit filed against a Big Tech company this year. The Justice Department sued Alphabet's Google in October. More than 40 states plan to sign on to the lawsuit, one source said, witho...
Tags: Google, Facebook, Mark Zuckerberg, New York, Instagram, US, Tech, Justice Department, Reuters


'Humans of New York' creator Brandon Stanton on the power of good habits, growing his passion project into a business, and how to gain a social media following

Polina Marinova and Brandon Stanton. Polina Marinova. Polina Marinova is the founder and author of The Profile, a newsletter that features longform profiles on successful people and companies. She recently interviewed Brandon Stanton, creator of popular blog Humans of New York, on everything from how discipline helped him turn a profit and the "eureka moment" that changed the trajectory of his content.  Stanton dives into his methodology for choosing who to photograph, which quotes and sto...
Tags: Amazon, Facebook, Photography, New York, Hollywood, South Park, Entrepreneurship, Iraq, Careers, Entrepreneurs, Trends, Strategy, Pakistan, New York Times, Amtrak, Central Park


Ivanka Trump gave a deposition in a lawsuit accusing the Trump Organization of misusing the president's inauguration funds, and Melania's ex-friend is next

Ivanka Trump. Alex Wong/Getty Images Ivanka Trump was deposed by Washington, DC investigators on Tuesday in connection to a lawsuit on alleged misuse of inaugural funds, according to a court filing.  The lawsuit in question was filed by the Washington, DC District Attorney's office in January 2020. It alleges that the Presidential Inaugural Committee enriched the Trump Organization by overpaying to use the Trump International Hotel in DC for President Donald Trump's inauguration events in ...
Tags: Politics, New York, White House, New York City, Trends, Getty Images, Washington Dc, Vogue, News UK, Hotel, Fox News, The New York Times, Biden, Donald Trump, Justice Department, Gates


Facebook to remove false claims about Covid vaccines

Move marks strongest push yet to prevent platform being used for anti-vaccination rhetoricCoronavirus – latest updatesSee all our coronavirus coverageFacebook is to begin removing false claims about Covid vaccines, the company has announced, as the UK prepares to roll out the Pfizer/BioNTech vaccine.It is the strongest move yet by Facebook to prevent its platform from being used to promote anti-vaccination rhetoric. Continue reading...
Tags: Health, Facebook, UK, Technology, Media, Instagram, Social Networking, Advertising, World news, Vaccines and immunisation, Coronavirus


Essence False Lash Mascara Volume Formula Demo Video

I love Essence mascaras because they are $4.99 at the drugstore and so you can afford to replace them regularly. They’re not all equal though and I thought I would try this one – normally... Visit CanadianBeauty.com to read the rest of this article.
Tags: Video, Instagram, Beauty, Search for the Perfect Mascara, IGTV, Essence Mascara


From Martha Washington to Melania Trump: 250 years of first lady portraiture

Portraits of presidents’ wives have evolved with the role, and although it remains highly gendered, a new exhibition aims to celebrate their contribution and to ‘rectify the absences of women in US history’Bess Truman, US first lady from 1945 until 1953, has not become the sort of historical figure people quote on Instagram. “A woman’s public role is to sit beside her husband, be silent, and be sure her hat is on straight,” she said, even though, behind the scenes, she was nicknamed “the Boss” a...
Tags: Photography, Fashion, US, Life and style, Culture, US politics, Art and design, Exhibitions, Melania Trump, Truman, Martha Washington


'I partied with an Italian princess': the glory days of clubbing in Ibiza – in pictures

A new book explores Ibiza’s halycon days – from open-air superclubs to daytime beach raves. Photographer Dave Swindells talks us through the highs and highs ... Continue reading...
Tags: Books, Photography, Music, Spain, Culture, Dance music, Ibiza, Art and design books, Dave Swindells


Leading Thoughts for December 3, 2020

IDEAS shared have the power to expand perspectives, change thinking, and move lives. Here are two ideas for the curious mind to engage with: I. Wright Thompson on doing the work: “More and more today, we don’t want to do the work or take the chances required for greatness, and we try to fix all those shortcuts on the back end with marketing and branding—modern, fancy words than mean lie.” Source: Pappyland: The Story of Family, Fine Bourbon, and the Things That Last II. Arsène Wenger on coa...
Tags: Facebook, Leadership, Instagram, Arsene Wenger, Wenger, Wright Thompson, Leading Thoughts, White Look


Tenbun Closing 「天文のれんを下ろす」Paper/Presentation at 2020 AJJ Annual Meeting

「Tenbun Closing」 「天文のれんを下ろす」 Abstract: This visual-ethnography presentation is the latest chapter of the saga of Tenbun, a tachinomiya (“standing bar”) in Osaka, Japan; the focus will be the shop’s final days. Tenbun, with its long counter and blue noren curtains, has a lively atmosphere and plenty of colorful characters, including the owner, employees and regular customers. Based on my years of patronage, nearly two years of dedicated participant-observation and photography, a photo ...
Tags: Photography, Japan, Virtual Conference, Anthropology, Tokyo, Announcement, Osaka Japan, Margaret Mead, Noren, Tachinomiya, Tenbun, Post Fieldwork Encounter Society



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