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TikTok’s epic rise and stumble

TikTok’s rise in the West is unprecedented for any Chinese tech company, and so is the amount of attention it has attracted from politicians worldwide. Below is a timeline of how TikTok grew from what some considered another “copycat” short video app to global dominance and eventually became a target of the U.S. government. 2012-2017: The emergence of TikTok These years were a period of fast growth for ByteDance, the Beijing-based parent company behind TikTok. Originally launched in Chin...
Tags: Apple, Google, TC, Facebook, Asia, Instagram, Microsoft, Entertainment, Navy, California, Washington, Government, China, America, Tech, Walmart


Countdown to Christmas: 25 ways to create the holiday home of your dreams

As this year draws to a close (finally), it’s only fitting to want to make this a holiday to remember with seasonal décor that warms the heart. The festivities may be different in 2020, but that doesn’t mean you can’t pull out all the stops. Many of us are keen on celebrating something — anything — after all these months, and there are a fair number of newbies endeavoring to deck their halls for the first time because of limited travel and gatherings, according to Pinterest and other trend watch...
Tags: Twitter, UK, Pinterest, Instagram, Holidays, Etsy, California, Disney, Sport, Things To Do, Soccer, Arizona, Ikea, Long Beach, Harry Potter, Johnson


Photographer Catherine Panebianco: ‘These are my family pictures, but they’re every family’s story’

Her father’s Christmas Day tradition of showing his old slides to the family inspired Panebianco’s award-winning series, which connects tender memories to the presentWhen US photographer Catherine Panebianco was a child, her family moved around North America a lot: by the time she entered high school she had had maybe 10 different homes – “in Pennsylvania, Georgia, a couple places in California, two places in New York…”. One constant, though, was a set of photographic slides. Her father, Glenn, ...
Tags: Family, Photography, New York, California, US, Toronto, Culture, Art and design, North America, Glenn, Pennsylvania Georgia, Catherine Panebianco, Panebianco


Coachella festival to release clothing collections: Here’s how you can snag some swag

The Coachella Valley Music and Arts Festival isn’t just a tastemaker in music, but also in fashion, with popular brands marketing festival looks just in time for April. Now the Indio based festival has announced its own clothing collections but you won’t find any flower crowns, fairy wings or bedazzled items. The festival, which didn’t happen this year due to the novel coronavirus, is releasing a pair of clothing collections that include of T-shirts, hoodies and hats. The clothing will be availa...
Tags: Instagram, California, Nike, Sport, Kanye West, Things To Do, Soccer, Gwen Stefani, Music Festivals, Spike Lee, Coachella, Voice, Anaheim, Indio, Boardley, Coachella Festival


I'm a chess grandmaster who's made over $280,000 from esports tournaments. As the highest-rated blitz player in the world, I spend up to 7 hours a day playing chess online.

Hikaru Nakamura is a professional esports athlete and champion chess player. TSM Hikaru Nakamura is a 32-year-old esports athlete based in Los Angeles, California. He is the first chess player to join the esports team TSM (formerly Team SoloMid). According to Esports Earnings, Nakamura has made over $281,000 in winnings from online chess tournaments in 2020. At 15, Nakamura became the youngest American to win the title of chess Grandmaster, and competed worldwide as a professional chess pl...
Tags: Japan, Usa, Instagram, California, US, Careers, Trends, Netflix, Mario Kart, Esports, WNBA, Chess, Nordic, Los Angeles California, Eric Rosen, Nakamura


Sale on the Voyager Golden Record 3xLP box set and The Family Acid: California psychedelic photobook!

After producing the Voyager Golden Record: 40th Anniversary Edition, my buddy Tim Daly and I launched a record/book label, Ozma Records, to publish creative works at the intersection of science, art, music, and consciousness. This weekend, we're having a special holiday sale on all of our releases! — Read the rest
Tags: Art, Post, Photography, News, California, Psychedelic, Tim Daly, Voyager, Voyager Golden Record


CBS13 Investigates Virtual Classroom Sexual Misconduct: ‘It Can Feel So Innocent Until It’s Not’

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Tags: Google, News, Instagram, Education, California, Mexico, Local, Sacramento, Chicago, Cbs, West Sacramento, Distance Learning, Don, Dodson, California Department of Education, CSBA


CBS13 Investigates Virtual Classroom Sexual Misconduct

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Tags: Google, News, Instagram, Education, California, Mexico, Local, Sacramento, Chicago, Cbs, West Sacramento, Distance Learning, Don, Dodson, California Department of Education, CSBA


21 virtual wine tastings hosted by vineyards, experts, and winemakers from around the world — including a live Zoom tasting with Sarah Jessica Parker

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, New York, Instagram, California, France, Oregon, Alcohol, US, Trends, Catalonia, Features, New Zealand


Chrissy Teigen Shows Off Her Personal Style Wearing Georges Chakra at Biden/Harris Rally!

Model Chrissy Teigen showed off her full look, which included a Georges Chakra tulle-tiered skirt from the Fall Winter 2020-2021 Couture Collection, from Monday’s (11/2) Biden/Harris rally on Instagram this evening.   Chrissy Teigen looks amazing in this outfit. She’s glowing in this photo and I LOVE the skirt. (I love the entire outfit from  head to toe!)     […] The post Chrissy Teigen Shows Off Her Personal Style Wearing Georges Chakra at Biden/Harris Rally! first appeared on LA-Story.com. ...
Tags: Photos, Featured, Instagram, Celebrity, Shopping, California, Women, Shoes, Lifestyle, Entrepreneurs, Strategy, Social Media, Seo, Marketing Strategy, Smart, Art and design


How a photographer landed top TikTok stars as clients

Tati Bruening/@illumitati Hi, this is Amanda Perelli. Welcome back to Insider Influencers, our weekly rundown on the influencer and creator economy. Sign up for the newsletter here.A year ago, Tati Bruening became obsessed with TikTok and would sit and scroll for hours. Then she got an idea: What if she could take photos of these rising stars for her Instagram? "I saw the potential in the talent and the e-boy scene," Bruening said. "These are good looking boys that could have a career in m...
Tags: Media, Instagram, Minnesota, California, Youtube, Advertising, Los Angeles, Trends, Karen, Sydney, Influencers, Trump, Boucher, Sánchez, Electoral College, Hollywood Hills


20 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 begun phased reopenings following lockdowns due to the novel coronavirus, some states are experiencing an uptick in cases now 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...
Tags: Travel, Reviews, Kitchen, Home, Facebook, Instagram, California, France, Oregon, Alcohol, US, Trends, Catalonia, Features, New Zealand, Wine


How Kimberly Guilfoyle, the 'human Venus flytrap,' has groomed boyfriend Don Jr. into a political powerhouse and turned herself into a conservative star

Kimberly Guilfoyle at the virtual Republican National Convention on August 24. Chip Somodevilla/Getty Images Kimberly Guilfoyle, the former Fox News host, has ingratiated herself with the Trump family and become the female face of MAGA. Thanks in part to Guilfoyle's grooming, her boyfriend, Donald Trump Jr., has gone from just being Ivanka's brother to becoming one of his father's most ferocious right-hand men. A senior campaign advisor said he doesn't know "anybody outside of Hope Hicks o...
Tags: New York Post, Florida, New York, Instagram, Obama, California, Montana, White House, New York City, Court, America, San Francisco, Trends, Fox, Gop, Ireland


The three R’s of real estate: Read, research, rights

Whether you are a buyer or a seller, you should be forearmed with the three R’s of a real estate transaction – read, research and rights. Here’s how this breaks down. Read: Read your local news feeds on the market conditions in your area. Read your purchase contract. Read your home inspection report. Read attachments to the emails from your agent and escrow officer. And read the tea leaves. Information is power, and you’ll be provided a plethora of reading material before, during and after your ...
Tags: Facebook, Business, Real Estate, News, Instagram, California, Housing, Sport, Soccer, Southern California, Los Angeles County, California Association Of Realtors, Leslie Sargent Eskildsen


Wordless Wednesday: Drive Me Wild

Lettuce-Wrapped Amy Burger, Sweet Potato Fries, Gluten-Free Cinnamon Roll Broccoli Mac & Cheese Brown Rice Chili Bowl Baby Burrito Amy’s Drive Thru 5839 Paradise Dr. Corte Madera, CA 94925 The post Wordless Wednesday: Drive Me Wild appeared first on BitterSweet.
Tags: Travel, Food, Photography, California, Restaurant, Fast Food, Baking, Takeout, Vegan, Road Trip, Comfort Food, Corte Madera, Meatless, Rice Chili Bowl Baby Burrito Amy


Who regulates social media?

Social media platforms have repeatedly found themselves in the United States government’s crosshairs over the last few years, as it has been progressively revealed just how much power they really wield, and to what purposes they’ve chosen to wield it. But unlike, say, a firearm or drug manufacturer, there is no designated authority who says what these platforms can and can’t do. So who regulates them? You might say everyone and no one. Now, it must be made clear at the outset that these companie...
Tags: Google, Amazon, Social, TC, Facebook, Mark Zuckerberg, Twitter, Europe, Instagram, Fcc, Social Networks, Congress, California, France, Government, Social Media


“How Stories Heal Us!” By Suzanne Clores. +”The Extraordinary Project” Podcast!

How Stories Heal Us! by Suzanne Clores . I met Lisa Zayas at a California healing conference, back when it was safe to gather in hotel lobbies, lay on indoor massage tables, and touch others with healing hands. The conference was sponsored by IONS (the Institute of Noetic Sciences) where Deepak Chopra would be speaking. […] The post "How Stories Heal Us!" By Suzanne Clores. +"The Extraordinary Project" Podcast! first appeared on LA-Story.com.
Tags: Reviews, Photos, Podcast, Featured, Celebrity, Entertainment, Interview, California, Women, Lifestyle, Events, Strategy, Social Media, Seo, Marketing Strategy, Natural


The first fans of 2020: pro-Braves, maskless on Instagram, ‘good for baseball’

Fans look on during the second inning in Game 1 of the National League Championship Series between the Dodgers and the Atlanta Braves at Globe Life Field on Monday night in Arlington, Texas. (Photo by Ron Jenkins/Getty Images) Fans wait for the start of Game 1 of a baseball National League Championship Series between the Los Angeles Dodgers and the Atlanta Braves Monday, Oct. 12, 2020, in Arlington, Texas. (AP Photo/David J. Phillip) Sound The gallery will resume in seconds ARLI...
Tags: Texas, Instagram, California, Sports, Sport, Soccer, San Diego, Mlb, Los Angeles Dodgers, Atlanta Braves, Stubhub, ARLINGTON Texas, DAVE ROBERTS, Dodgers, Braves, Fox Sports


Disneyland to lay off 200 actors as ‘Frozen Live’ and ‘Mickey and the Magical Map’ close amid pandemic

The Disneyland resort plans to lay off more than 200 actors as the “Frozen” and “Mickey and the Magical Map” live shows lower their curtains for good after yearslong runs while Disney’s Anaheim theme parks remain shuttered amid the pandemic. End of run notices have been sent to actors in the “Frozen: Live at the Hyperion” at Disney California Adventure and “Mickey and the Magical Map” at Disneyland, according to the American Guild of Variety Artists West. “We have been told that Disney will be l...
Tags: Instagram, California, Disney, Sport, Things To Do, Soccer, Amusement Parks, Anna, Disneyland, Walt Disney World, Southern California, Anaheim, Darrell, DCA, Knott, Laura Darrell


The best tree-house rentals in the US

When you buy through our links, we may earn money from our affiliate partners. Learn more. Airbnb As the novel coronavirus continues, new travel trends are prioritizing safety and vacation rentals in remote, outdoor areas. According to Airbnb's CEO, unique stays like tree-houses have become especially popular.We rounded up some of the best tree-house rentals across the US for a unique stay perched high among the branches.  Read more: Are Airbnbs safe? We spoke to experts, a company repre...
Tags: Instagram, California, Cdc, US, Trends, Airbnb, Park City, Seattle, Vermont, Harper, Vrbo, Willow, Concord, Atlanta Georgia, Redwood, Park City Utah


Brand Moves for Wednesday October 7

In early March we began reporting daily on how brands were dealing with Covid-19. But it’s become clear that the current climate is one of near-perpetual disruption, so we decided to keep on telling the stories of inspiring brand leadership and strategy amid the latest crises in an anxious world. Our goal is to provide an up-to-the-minute source of information, inspiration and insight on brand moves as they happen. The Anheuser-Busch brewing company is using its facilities to produce hand sanit...
Tags: Facebook, Home Depot, Japan, UK, England, Texas, Instagram, Minneapolis, California, New York City, Advertising, US, Dolphin, Fbi, Canada, Paris


Laid-off tech worker from Chino makes free desks for at-home students

For a student distance learning at home, having a desk for your computer and a place for storing textbooks and assignments can make a world of difference. But desks are nearly sold out in stores and online sites, with the highest priced models remaining. Even if they could locate desks for sale, many Southern California families low on cash due to job losses from the coronavirus shutdowns cannot afford them. Woodworker Chai Hansanuwat assembles a desk for a student Tuesday afternoon Sept. 29...
Tags: Amazon, Facebook, News, Instagram, Education, Labor, California, Sport, Soccer, Pasadena, Northwest, Southern California, South Bay, Chino, Whittier, Fontana


Facebook sues two companies engaged in data scraping operations

Facebook today says it has filed a lawsuit in the U.S. against two companies that had engaged in an international “data scraping” operation. The operation extended across Facebook properties, including both Facebook and Instagram, as well as other large websites and services, including Twitter, Amazon, LinkedIn and YouTube. The companies, who gathered the data of Facebook users for “marketing intelligence” purposes, did so in violation of Facebook’s Terms of Service, says Facebook. The busine...
Tags: Security, Facebook, Lawsuit, Instagram, California, Tech, Illinois, Delaware, Ftc, Electronic Frontier Foundation, Cambridge Analytica, Stackla, Instagram Stories, Data Scraping, BrandTotal, Facebook s Terms of Service


Lots and lots of notable (and very consequential?) new criminal justice reforms now law in California

California has long been a very big and very interesting and very complicated state when it comes to criminal justice and sentencing reform. This fascinating state story continued with a lot of new bills being signed yesterday by Gov Gavin Newsom. This local article (which somewhat tracks this official document from the Governors office) provides some of the details and provides especially helpful links to the underlying legislation.  Here are excerpts focused on criminal justice reforms with my...
Tags: Instagram, Law, California, Kentucky, Los Angeles, San Francisco, San Diego, Fox News, Department Of Justice, North Carolina, Jay, Gavin Newsom, Alameda, Scotts Valley, Van Jones, Escondido


Photos show an astonishing scale of devastation in Northern California's wine country, where the Glass Fire has torched entire warehouses, tasting rooms, and vineyards

Residents look on as the Glass Fire burns through the area on September 27, 2020 in Calistoga, California. Justin Sullivan/Getty Images The Glass Incident Fire sparked early Sunday morning, and it has ravaged 48,440 acres of Napa County and surrounding areas so far. Many of these acres included warehouses and vineyards of the county's many wineries. Smoke from the fire taints grapes too, making them cheap and unusable. The wine industry in Napa and surrounding areas make more than $10 bill...
Tags: Photos, New York, California, Life, Trends, Bloomberg, Features, Atlantic, Michelin, Vineyards, Napa, Sonoma, Vineyard, Wine Country, Northern California, Napa Valley


Meet the modern Kennedy family: The most prominent members of America's most famous political dynasty

Phillip Faraone/Getty Images The Kennedy family has been a prominent name in US politics for over a century.  The younger Kennedys are a mix of people in the family business of politics, as well as authors, actors, socialites, and journalists.  Meet some of the most prominent Kennedy family members who have been making headlines in recent years. Visit Business Insider's homepage for more stories. Joe Kennedy III is the most prominent modern Kennedy in politics. Rep. Joe Kennedy ...
Tags: Japan, Politics, England, New York, Hollywood, Instagram, Entertainment, Congress, California, Washington Post, Life, Massachusetts, New York City, Brown University, US, America


Socially distanced attractions and activities for a road trip across the Pacific Northwest that are actually worth the stop

Capilano Suspension Bridge Park in British Columbia, Canada. Education Images/Universal Images Group via Getty Images The coronavirus pandemic has made it unsafe to travel internationally and travel experts previously told Business Insider that road trips would be the vacation of the summer. CDC Director Robert Redfield predicts the pandemic will last through the fall and winter. We surfed Trip Advisor for the highest-rated attractions in the Pacific Northwest within recommended social dis...
Tags: Travel, Apple, Google, Photos, Facebook, California, Washington Post, Cdc, Washington, Oregon, Life, US, Beck, Trends, Features, Canada


Chadwick Boseman Honored With Beautiful “Black Panther” Mural in Downtown Disney

Chadwick Boseman is being honored with a mural at Downtown Disney in Disneyland in California. The mural was officially unveiled Thursday (Sep. 24) and it features powerful artwork from former Disney Imagineer Nikkolas Smith showing the late Marvel star giving the world-famous “Wakanda Forever” salute to a young, Black boy in a hospital gown wearing a “Black Panther” mask. Boseman, who passed away from colon cancer last month at the age of 43, famously visited children with cancer at St. Jude Ch...
Tags: Celebs, Movies, Instagram, California, Marvel, Disney, Pop Culture, Jazz, Chad, Disneyland, Black Panther, Chadwick Boseman, St Jude Children s Research Hospital, Downtown Disney, Challa, Chadwick


Black Panther mural pays tribute to Chadwick Boseman at Downtown Disney

A former Walt Disney Imagineer is paying tribute to the late actor Chadwick Boseman with a mural of the “Black Panther” star making the Wakanda salute on the side of a Downtown Disney building. Artist Nikkolas Smith with his two-story tall mural of Chadwick Boseman at Downtown Disney in Anaheim, CA, on Sept., 24, 2020. The digital artwork, titled “King Chad”, will be on the side of the former ESPN Zone building until New Years Eve. Boseman died of cancer at the age 43 in late August. The act...
Tags: Instagram, Supreme Court, California, Marvel, Disney, Los Angeles, Sport, James Brown, Things To Do, Soccer, Espn, Amusement Parks, Disneyland, Smith, Avengers, Southern California


Kissing cowboys: the queer rodeo stars bucking a macho American tradition

Photographer Luke Gilford couldn’t believe his eyes when he first stumbled across a gay rodeo. He set out to capture the joyous, tender, authentic world he saw thereAmerica’s queer cowboys – in picturesLuke Gilford was at a Pride event in northern California in 2016 when he was drawn to a stand by the sound of Dolly Parton singing 9 to 5. What he found there would change his life. Members of the local chapter of the Golden State Gay Rodeo Association were promoting what they do, and how they liv...
Tags: Art, Books, Photography, California, Horses, Sport, Life and style, Society, World news, US news, Culture, Art and design, Sexuality, New York Times, Dolly Parton, LGBT rights



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