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TikTok removed an account that was promoting secret large, indoor parties as COVID-19 surges across the US

Vybe Together Vybe Together, a New York City-based "secret party app," used TikTok to promote a large New Year's Eve event that appear to break CDC-recommended COVID-19 safety protocol. TikTok removed the Vybe Together account for violating community guidelines.  "We are aware that large gatherings are not okay and we do not promote them. If we see events are popular we take them off!" a Vybe Together spokesperson told Business Insider in an email.  Immunologists and healthcare workers wo...
Tags: Apple, News, Instagram, California, Cdc, New York City, US, San Francisco, Trends, New York Times, Healthcare, Manhattan, Centers For Disease Control And Prevention, Eventbrite, Gavin Newsom, Apple App Store


At the Sunrise Cafe

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


Google Is Testing a "Short Video" Carousel That Would Surface Instagram and TikTok Videos

Google is reportedly testing a new mobile search feature that would surface TikTok and Instagram videos in their own dedicated carousel — the search giant’s apparent answer to a growing appetite for short-form video content. Read more...
Tags: Google, Videos, Feature, Science, Instagram, Carousel, Tiktok, Mobile Search Feature, Test Feature


Daily Crunch: Judge dismisses Apple copyright claims against Corellium

Apple faces a major setback in one of its legal fights, VMware sues a former executive and Google tests a new short-form video feature. This is your Daily Crunch for December 29, 2020. The big story: Judge dismisses Apple copyright claims against Corellium Apple filed a lawsuit last year against Corellium, a company that allows security researchers to create virtualized iOS devices in the browser in order to discover potential security flaws. Apple argued that Corellium’s product both in...
Tags: Apple, Google, Startups, TC, Europe, Instagram, US, Seattle, Smith, Vmware, 23andMe, Rodney Smith, Madrona, Rajiv Ramaswami, Tiktok, Daily Crunch


Google pilots a search feature that aggregates short-form videos from TikTok and Instagram

Google is testing a new feature that will surface Instagram and TikTok videos in their own dedicated carousel in the Google app for mobile devices — a move that could help the company retain users in search of social video entertainment from fully leaving Google’s platform. The feature itself expands on a test launched earlier this year, where Google had first introduced a carousel of “Short Videos” within Google Discover  — the personalized feed found in the Google mobile app and to the left of...
Tags: Google, Social, Mobile, Apps, Video, Instagram, Social Media, Tech, Green Bay Packers, Facebook Instagram, Short-form Video, Trell, Tiktok, Forbes USA Today, Brian Freiesleben, Short Videos


Art and More

Some photos taken on Avenue Montaigne and Avenue George V. I was looking for Christmas decorations mainly. The lobby of the George V Hotel. It’s the first time I’ve seen trees as decorations there. Trying a photo from the ground which seems a bit more dramatic to me. The Dior store which had a really lovely tree on its facade last year is undergoing renovation but is covered by this really nice facade so as not to be ugly. Chanel looks nice too. There were about ...
Tags: Travel, Photos, Art, Paris, Interior, George V Hotel, Christmas deco, Manolo Valdés


Young Thug Seemingly Responds to Abuse Allegations by Claiming He's Been Single for 2 Years

After people assumed that Jerrika Karlae's recent tweets were about Young Thug, the rapper took to Instagram where he seemingly...
Tags: Instagram, Jerrika Karlae


From the US to China, Korea, India and Europe, antitrust action against tech is gaining serious momentum

After decades of global expansion and consolidation in the tech sector, antitrust is now a headline issue for the industry across the world. What has been a slow and sputtering series of disparate actions over the past decade has coalesced in just the past few weeks into a rapid and comprehensive series of actions against the industry, with the United States being a notable laggard worldwide. Nowhere are these actions more prominent than in China, where the competition authorities have — after m...
Tags: Google, Facebook, Asia, Europe, Instagram, Microsoft, Congress, Government, China, Germany, India, US, Tech, Policy, Beijing, United States


From the U.S. to China, Korea, India and Europe, antitrust action against tech is gaining serious momentum

After decades of global expansion and consolidation in the tech sector, antitrust is now a headline issue for the industry across the world. What has been a slow and sputtering series of disparate actions over the past decade has coalesced in just the past few weeks into a rapid and comprehensive series of actions against the industry, with the United States being a notable laggard worldwide. Nowhere are these actions more prominent than in China, where the competition authorities have — after m...
Tags: Google, Facebook, Asia, Europe, Instagram, Microsoft, Congress, Government, China, Germany, India, Tech, Policy, Beijing, United States, Alibaba


Dunkin' stole Starbucks' crown as king of social media in 2020, with TikTok stars, purple drinks, and coffee-scented candles

Dunkin' debuted bedding this year as one of its many unexpected launches. Dunkin' Dunkin' took over social media in 2020, from its collaboration with trendy candle brand Homesick to a drink named after TikTok star Charli D'Amelio.  Drayton Martin, Dunkin's vice president of brand stewardship, told Business Insider that the chain wants to do things that made people say: "Wow, I didn't expect that from Dunkin'."  "We have made an extremely focused effort on puncturing perceptions of ...
Tags: Instagram, Boston, Massachusetts, US, Trends, Ubs, Starbucks, New England, Business Insider, Donuts, John Gordon, Martin, Arby, McDonald, Gordon, Dunkin


The 20 weirdest, wildest real estate listings of 2020

A mansion with an underground bunker, a former monastery and a property deemed "too dangerous to enter" all hit the market in this wild year.
Tags: Twitter, Instagram, Listings, Lifestyle, Radio, Luxury, Budweiser, Bella Thorne, Donald Trump, Zillow, Gucci Mane, Phil McGraw, Candy Spelling, Select, Realtor.com, Lisa Perry


When Albert Einstein & Charlie Chaplin Met and Became Fast Famous Friends (1930)

Photo via Wikimedia Commons “You do not really understand something unless you can explain it to your grandmother,” goes a well-known quote attributed variously to Albert Einstein, Richard Feynman, and Ernest Rutherford. No matter who said it, “the sentiment… rings true,” writes Michelle Lavery, “for researchers in all disciplines from particle physics to ecopsychology.” As Feynman discovered during his many years of teaching, it could be “the motto of all professional communicators,” The Guard...
Tags: Google, Elsa, Science, Instagram, Film, California, College, San Francisco, History, Albert Einstein, Einstein, Feynman, Charlie Chaplin, Universal Studios, Facebook Twitter, Chaplin


5 nifty apps and software to help you achieve more in 2021

As an agent, you spend a lot of your time out in the field — which is why you need to have the right set of tech tools in your arsenal at all times. Here are a few invaluable apps that will make your work life easier and more efficient.
Tags: Apps, Photography, Technology, Service, Radio, Agent, Waze, Home Design, Brokerage, Select, Professional Photography, Property Data, CamScanner, Santiago Arana, Apps For Agents



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