Bloglikes - Pics https://www.bloglikes.com/c/pics en-US Sun, 13 Oct 2019 23:07:41 +0000 Sat, 06 Apr 2013 00:00:00 +0000 FeedWriter DAY DREAMING http://feedproxy.google.com/~r/TheFiberglassManifestoBlog/~3/qWa4uxIdCmI/day-dreaming.html C. Barclay Fly Rod Co. and Dave Fason just have too much fun together?  Don't blink on Chris's debut "acting" scenes with faraway looks from the shop.
Chris is building some of the very finest small stream fly rods around (along with other interesting offerings) so take a look at his website if you haven't.  Of course, follow along on Facebook and Instagram for the daily shop news.
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What does it mean — for Judy, for the Joker, and for all us?
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It means: I don't know what the hell is going on in this crazy world and I've got my problems but — damn you all — I am here and I am moving forward! I turn my face toward the heavens and I soak up  inspiration! Energy! Lunacy!
Or something.
Try it, when you're running low. You can do it Judy-style, with fingers splayed across your clavicle, as if to pledge allegiance to your own ego. Or you can do it Joker-style with fists flung sideways as if to say "O, universe! Take me! I'm yours!"

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25 Rare And Cool Polaroid Prints Of Teen Girls In The 1970s https://designyoutrust.com/2019/10/25-rare-and-cool-polaroid-prints-of-teen-girls-in-the-1970s/ The 1970s were a party, full of exploration without explanation. They were all about discovery. The 1970s were colorful and innovative. The world stood at its most creative precipice of all. Colors and design exploded; television was cool and getting cooler, fashions… well, unfortunately they were what they were, but everything else in general was just plain far out. These old instant film...

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11″x14″ Canvas Print For $10 From Walgreen’s After $40 Off Code! Plus Save 60% Off Other Photo Products! http://feedproxy.google.com/~r/Dansdeals/~3/aRR929okQb4/ Sun, 13 Oct 2019 12:14:14 +0000 BlogLikes - Find Most Popular Blogs Photos Our Endless Numbered Days: Absolutely Magical And Beautiful Forest Photography By Martin Podt https://designyoutrust.com/2019/10/our-endless-numbered-days-absolutely-magical-and-beautiful-forest-photography-by-martin-podt/ Fantastic and mystery photos of Dutch forest by Martin Podt, a gifted photographer, forest lover from Holten, Overijssel, The Netherlands. Martin focuses mainly on adventures, outdoors, and nature photography. His main subjects are trees, forests and rural scenery. More: Martin Podt, Instagram h/t:

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The World’s Largest Photography Competition Announced 100 Finalists From Over A Million Entries And Here’s 30 Of Them https://designyoutrust.com/2019/10/the-worlds-largest-photography-competition-announced-100-finalists-from-over-a-million-entries-and-heres-30-of-them/ Photography has been around for nearly 200 years now and humanity’s fascination with taking pictures has only been growing over the past couple of centuries. Nowadays, it is one of the primary ways to explore and experience the world. In fact, photography is such a big deal that there are now plenty of social media websites dedicated to showing the world all of the cool stuff that we’ve shot.

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When He Said “Jump…”: The Most Influential Images Of All Time Captured By The Photographer Philippe Halsman https://designyoutrust.com/2019/10/when-he-said-jump-the-most-influential-images-of-all-time-captured-by-the-photographer-philippe-halsman/ American actress Eva Marie Saint, 1954. Philippe Halsman (2 May 1906 Riga, Russian Empire – 25 June 1979 New York City – previously) was a Latvian-born American portrait photographer. Many celebrities photographed by Halsman include Alfred Hitchcock, Judy Garland, Winston Churchill, Marilyn Monroe, Dorothy Dandridge, and Pablo Picasso. Many of those photographs appeared on the cover of Life.

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Lead-generation game changer: How 60-second Instagram videos have transformed my business http://feedproxy.google.com/~r/TheFutureOfRealEstateMarketing/~3/u7za57g1AbY/ Sun, 13 Oct 2019 05:43:25 +0000 BlogLikes - Find Most Popular Blogs Facebook Instagram Youtube Opinion Marketing Radio Agent Columns Lead Generation Vlog Melissa Gomez Select Instagram Videos IGTV Before The Computers: Looking Back On Typewriters Era https://designyoutrust.com/2019/10/before-the-computers-looking-back-on-typewriters-era/ In April 2011 last factory in the world on manufacture of typewriters was closed. The epoch of typewriters has ended… Secretary and Ramsgate beauty queen, Christine James. (Photo by Peter Powell/Express/Getty Images). March 1965 A model of a commercial typewriter from 1867. (Photo by Topical Press Agency/Getty Images). June 1923 Secretaries type while listening to recording machines in the...

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Images offer glimpse into life of endangered Florida panther https://www.theguardian.com/environment/2019/oct/13/secret-life-of-florida-rare-wild-panthers-wildlife-photographer-carlton-ward Carlton Ward’s photographs chart survival struggle of one of America’s last remaining big cats

The discovery of a female Florida panther lying with a broken leg on a verge outside the town of Naples, south of Tampa, triggered a widespread rescue dash.

Conservationists, who had previously fitted a tracking collar to the animal, were aware she had recently given birth. The kittens would not survive long on their own, they realised, and so an urgent search for them was launched.

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Desert Daze 2019, Day 1: The Flaming Lips, Stereolab and a couple of African show-stealers https://buzzbands.la/2019/10/12/desert-daze-2019-day-1-the-flaming-lips-stereolab-and-a-couple-of-african-show-stealers/ See image gallery at buzzbands.la]

The opening day of last year’s Desert Daze soirée was marred by torturous delays and a torrential thunderstorm that sent Tame Impala fleeing to the safety of their tour bus after four songs (that’s $125,000 per song if you’re interested in the accounting).

Friday’s kickoff to this year’s festival, the second at Moreno Beach at Lake Perris, went off without any locusts or any rivers running red with the blood of the innocent. In fact, it couldn’t have gone smoother.

“I couldn’t be more ecstatic,” said Knitting Factory CEO Morgan Margolis, one of the festival’s co-promoters. “A few hiccups, but overall feeling proud and humbled. I’m so proud of the teams that put this all together.”

Like a skipping stone, here are a few splashes on how the day transpired:

A headliner most like … a headliner

They saved the best for the first. No disrespect to whatever Wu-Tang Clan, FlyLo in 3D, Ween or Devo will bring the next two days, but no one goes toe-to-toe with the Flaming Lips in terms of throwing a party. They played their (first) opus “The Soft Bulletin” in all its rage, glory and sorrow, and no one was left the same. Their set was a journey, tapping into a whirlwind of emotions that left the crowd contemplative and yet, smiling. And for an encore, “Yoshimi Battles the Pink Robots, Pt. 1” and “Do You Realize??” And, yes, everybody had the most beautiful face.

Best royalty: ‘The Prince of the Desert’

Mdou Moctar, a southpaw guitar-slinger from Niger, who sings in his native Tamasheq tongue. He is brilliance. That is all. Actually, there is more. His backing band is an absolute machine. They set an intoxicating groove while Moctar, known as “The Prince of the Desert,” just twirls his Hendrixian fire over the top. Take this into consideration, it was 2 a.m. and freezing and people wanted to go to bed but could not leave. They were captives. And so they stayed, rosy-cheeked, swaying wildly to a 3/4 time signature, held hostage by these hypnotic haboobs of the Sahel who played deep into the night.

Which witch is W.I.T.C.H.?

Switching from western Africa to south-central Africa: In cheeky bit of scheduling, the Block Stage saw consecutive witches. The similarity ended with the name, however, as Witch are a group of New England stoner-rockers led by J. Mascis (on drums). W.I.T.C.H. are Zambian groove monsters, purveyors of what is known as “Zamrock,” led by the irrepressible Emanuel “Jagari” Chanda, who reanimated his ’70s project with a band of western garage-rockers, brilliantly fusing psych-rock with Afro-Pop. For the record, Frankie & the Witch Fingers played earlier Friday, and L.A. Witch played Desert Daze last year.

Best place to trip during Witch’s set

The electro pyramid, between the Block Stage and the marketplace, was a scene perfectly representing the finer effects of hallucinogenic fungi.

Most improved player award

Whoever squared away last year’s disastrous parking situation. It took four minutes to get from the entry gate to the assigned parking spot, an astonishing improvement over the two to four hours for arriving fans last year.

Most swoon-worthy (Band Reunion Dept.)

Stereolab’s avant-pop stylings were the perfect aperitif before the evening’s main courses. Lætitia Sadier’s chilly charm offensive won over a restless crowd as the sun set over the sandy bergs.

Best doldrum-breaker

DIIV shoegazed away the mid-afternoon haze from the beach, with a soothing set of vintage chorus-reverb-delay-overdrive mush.

Best Desert Daze alteration

Kudos to organizers for moving the Theater Stage down towards the beach and peeling back the tarps, thus preventing the giant plastic carport from becoming the dust-choking sauna it was last year.

Most mind-blowing guitar solo

David Lorca’s (Part Time) angular, nonsensical fretwork brought comparisons to the late, great Robert Quine. It was wonderfully left of center from an indie band — it made no sense but sense it did make.

Most worthy heir apparent to King Gizzard & the Lizard Wizard

The Aussies rocked Desert Daze the last two years running, but didn’t return for a third straight year. But L.A.’s own Wand stepped in and delivered a head trip of a set, with a bit more pop sensibility and garage dirt than the celebrated Melbourne lads, but with extended freakout guitar jams galore.

The set that wouldn’t end

Animal Collective had some asking, “Is this still Animal Collective?” Yes, that was mean. Perhaps their pleasing pop warblings would have been better suited to an earlier set time.

And a note from our Fashion Dept.

Desert Daze is the polar opposite to Coachella in terms of fashion consciousness. It seems as though most attendees ventured into a dark thrift store and just grabbed the first thing that felt remotely clean. Not much in the way of Instagram models here, as the crowd is here for — gasp — the bands. Imagine that. And what is it with the epidemic of porn mustaches?

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25 Easy Yet Brilliant Halloween Costume Makeup Tutorials From Instagram https://www.popsugar.com/beauty/Halloween-Instagram-Makeup-Tutorials-42289013

When it comes to planning out our Halloween costumes and Halloween makeup (duh), we're always looking for ways to one-up ourselves - to make this year's look even more creative than those of years prior. The best way to do that is with help from some of the top Halloween makeup tutorials on Instagram.

Sure, we've watched YouTube videos, been inspired by nail art on social media, hunted down tips and tricks on Pinterest, and even looked to Reddit. But this year, we think the key to crafting a memorable costume comes from a new kind of tutorial: Instagram videos. Thanks to makeup artists on one of the most ubiquitous social media platforms, followers everywhere are ready to tackle - and totally nail - makeup-heavy costumes like never before.

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Costumes Are Great and All, but Rhinestone Makeup Is Where It's at This Halloween https://www.popsugar.com/beauty/rhinestone-halloween-makeup-ideas-46553427

For a new twist on Halloween costumes, an elaborate rhinestone Halloween makeup look might be exactly what you're looking for. If you're a beauty buff more than a fashionista, or if you're just looking for something totally unique, an intricate face full of colorful sparkles will definitely make you stand out at any Halloween bash. Ahead, we've rounded up over 30 of the best, most creative ideas for Halloween rhinestone makeup looks from Instagram. Whether you're looking for something deeply spooky, light and glittery, or bold and colorful, there's sure to be an idea that's just right for you. Keep reading to see our favorite picks - and maybe find your next Halloween style!

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Nikon Z50 http://feedproxy.google.com/~r/typepad/ZSjz/~3/Or4rK5mTgHc/nikon-z50.html Nikon Z50-1

Mighty Nikon has announced its very first DX (APS-C) mirrorless camera. The new Nikon Z50 is a simpler, smaller, lighter, handier variant of the company's full-frame Z6 and Z7 mirrorless models.

As you can see from the picture above, the throat diameter—generously sized for full-frame—is proportionately large for the smaller sensor. That's not necessarily a problem from a lens design perspective, though, and at least Nikon's APS-C and FF mirrorless cameras will share the same lensmount, in contrast to Canon's R (FF) and M (APS-C) camera lines.

Nikon Z50-2

The smaller Nikon mirrorless interchangeable-lens camera (MILC) system, called Z DX in keeping with Nikon's longtime nomenclature for crop-sensor products, might turn out to be strongly biased toward consumer zooms in terms of dedicated lenses for the format. Two new such lenses were announced with the Z50—a compact 16–50mm (24–75mm-e) ƒ/3.5–6.3 VR standard zoom, and a 50–250mm (75–375mm-e) ƒ/4.5–6.3 VR telephoto zoom.

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This is merely speculative and might turn out to be wrong, but, historically, Nikon's interest in producing dedicated format-specific lenses for APS-C has been about zero, at least since it abandoned its early fealty to the crop sensor and went with FF. Sort of the opposite of Fuji in that respect. So you might need to be happy with the "lenses as an afterthought" school of thought to be happy and at home here...

...Unless you want to buy something like, oh, I don't know, the just-announced four-and-a-half pound, eight-thousand-dollar Z 58mm ƒ0.95 NOCT and use it as a 87mm-angle-of-view equivalent on your new Z50. Then again, a whole lot of "camera consumers" just buy a body with a two-zoom kit and never think about lenses again, so, hey, could work.

Noct in case copy Don't worry about how you'll carry your new NOCT

—it comes with its own case

Noct case detail

Note that a life-sized block diagram of the lens elements is impressed in the foam of the case! This one's mainly for the collectors, "in case" (no pun intended) you're in any doubt about the target market.

The Z50's 20-MP sensor appears to be the same as the one in the D500, which gets high marks from users. Seems a perfect fit.

Each of us would have to handle one to be sure, but it looks like Nikon hasn't made this camera too small. I'm all for the Goldilocks principle when it comes to hand-fit; I'd rather have a nice built-in grip already there than have to add one like I did with my Fuji X-T1.

Nikon Z50-3

The prices will be ~$860 for the body, ~$1k for the body and the normal zoom, and ~$1,350 for the body and both lenses. Looks reasonable from here. Available for preorder; ships November 27th.

When you're ahead, don't give your competitors time to catch up

If you can tolerate a little meta-rumination, the biggest problem with Z DX might be "the Model T trap." Henry Ford honestly believed the Model T was the perfect car for Americans for perpetuity, so when it reached the end of its remarkable product run and sales slowed to a trickle, Ford not only had nothing ready to replace it, but Henry still believed no replacement was necessary. His beleaguered son, the much (and unfairly) maligned Edsel, beat his brains against the wall trying to get his cantankerous Dad to budge and allow him to bring the Model A to market; in the meantime, Ford Motor Company basically had no mainstream car to sell...for six years. That lapse was critical to Chevrolet, which used the opportunity to step into the breach. Had Ford worked vigorously to maintain its huge advantage, Chevy might be about as well known today as Handley Motorcars or LaSalle. Anyway, I don't know offhand how many years Sony and Fuji have been selling crop-sensor MILCs, but it's been a while now (I'd be interested to see a head-to-head with this and the similar but less-than-half-as-expensive Sony A6000, which now goes for $389[!]). Nikon might be too late to this game.

Still might be a swell camera, though. Nikons are almost always nice, even the ones that don't sell too well. I'll look forward to real-world reviews.

Mike

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Atelier Ryza Players Get Naughty With the New Photo Mode https://www.sankakucomplex.com/2019/10/13/atelier-ryza-photo-mode-a-god-like-function/ Sat, 12 Oct 2019 13:00:11 +0000 BlogLikes - Find Most Popular Blogs Games Atelier Atelier Ryza Gust Image Gallery Jrpg Photography RPG Tecmo Koei SD card found on the street leads police to murder charge after viewing its contents http://feedproxy.google.com/~r/Diyphotographynet/~3/nY7qx335u8c/ The incidence of dumb criminals filming and photographing their crimes, or at least being caught on camera by their victims, seems to be on the rise. KTUU reports that a woman contacted police in Anchorage, Alaska last week after discovering a memory card in the street. A memory card which she said contained the video […]

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After 20 years, camera review website Imaging Resource is shutting down http://feedproxy.google.com/~r/Diyphotographynet/~3/dRTRqDzCBSY/ After more than 20 years, Imaging Resource, one of the most respected camera review websites, is shutting down. The founder Dave Etchells sent an email yesterday to his friends in the industry, and the sad news became official shortly after. DPReview was the first to break the news, as they received an email from Dave. […]

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How To Use Model Mayhem Safely And Successfully http://feedproxy.google.com/~r/Light-Stalking/~3/y2d3k-pgmTQ/ [[ This is a content summary only. Visit my website for full links, other content, and more! ]]]]> Sat, 12 Oct 2019 08:00:23 +0000 BlogLikes - Find Most Popular Blogs Portrait Photography Traveling Without a Camera https://www.gonomad.com/143116-traveling-without-a-camera In Peru, Israel and the pacific northwest of the U.S., traveling without a camera and found an answer in outdated tech like disposable cameras and my eyes.]]> Sat, 12 Oct 2019 06:51:39 +0000 BlogLikes - Find Most Popular Blogs Destinations British Columbia California Traveldesk United States Washington Cellphone Photography Stalker attacks pop star at home; found her by studying selfies catchlights http://feedproxy.google.com/~r/Diyphotographynet/~3/_MVAC7n0ldg/ It has become normal to give away every little bit of information about ourselves on social media. But it seems that we reveal way more than we think if a wrong person follows what we post. A man was recently arrested in Japan for stalking and attacking a pop star in her own home. How […]

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24p Video Coming Back to Canon Cameras in Wake of Fan Demands http://feedproxy.google.com/~r/Light-Stalking/~3/eiZT9x9K-PM/ [[ This is a content summary only. Visit my website for full links, other content, and more! ]]]]> Fri, 11 Oct 2019 22:54:21 +0000 BlogLikes - Find Most Popular Blogs Photography News Make cinema magic for less with this discount code on the Blackmagic Pocket 6K http://feedproxy.google.com/~r/digitaltrends/~3/-3IJ9cQLfo8/ ]]> Fri, 11 Oct 2019 18:52:37 +0000 BlogLikes - Find Most Popular Blogs Deals Photography Adorama Blackmagic Design Blackmagic Design Pocket Cinema Camera 6K Cinema Camera Source: Nike has picked up Russell Wilson’s Tally/TraceMe in a rare acquisition http://feedproxy.google.com/~r/Techcrunch/~3/OiFNdHCNzvg/ Nike has long been synonymous with premium sneakers and other sports gear, but now it seems that the company could be extending its brand into another area — digital media — thanks to the rumored acquisition of a Seattle-based startup.

TechCrunch has learned from a source that the multibillion-dollar sports giant has acquired TraceMe, which originally built an app to let fans engage with sports stars and other celebrities before later pivoting into a service called Tally, a platform aimed at sports teams, broadcasters and venues to help fans engage around sporting events.

TraceMe was originally founded by Russell Wilson, the champion quarterback of the Seattle Seahawks, who was the executive chairman of the startup. The company had raised at least $9 million from investors that included the Seattle-based Madrona Venture Group and Bezos Expeditions (Amazon CEO Jeff Bezos’ fund), as well as YouTube co-founder Chad Hurley and others, and it was last valued, in 2017, at $60 million.

Our source said the deal closed in recent weeks and that “it was a good outcome” for the company and investors. It involved both IP — the main interest, the source said, was in TraceMe’s tech rather than Tally’s — and the team.

Indeed, at least eight of them, including TraceMe’s CEO Jason LeeKeenan, an ex-Hulu executive, are now listing Nike as their place of employment. LeeKeenan describes his new role as the head of Nike Seattle. Others on the team now have taken roles that include software engineers, head of product and product designers.

No one at TraceMe and Nike that we contacted has responded to our requests for comment, but just a little while ago GeekWire (which likely had the same tip we did) published a post noting that it had a source that confirmed the deal.

The athletic footwear giant Nike is no stranger to the world of technology: it has been a longtime collaborator with the likes of Apple to develop apps for its devices and has been an early mover on the concept of bringing and integrating cutting-edge (yes, possibly gimmicky) tech into its footwear and other gear. And that’s before you consider Nike as an e-commerce force.

But while the dalliance between sports, tech and fashion is well established, this deal opens up a different frontier for the company. It’s very rare for Nike to make an acquisition, but it makes sense that if it were going to do some M&A, it would be in the area of digital media and picking up engineers to execute on a wider vision in that area.

The company is best known, of course, for its shoes and related sporty clothes, which it has for a long time created in co-branding with the biggest sports stars and has more recently started to extend to a wider circle of celebrities and hot brands in a spirit of sporty street style. These have included the likes of so-cool Supreme, Travis Scott and seemingly tentative forays into music culture.

Nike overshadows all other sports shoe brands in size, with its current market cap at nearly $117 billion, more than twice that of its closest competitor, Adidas . But Adidas has been stealing a march when it comes to partnerships with a wide network of celebrities (even if Drake prefers checks over stripes).

While it isn’t clear yet how and if Nike will be using the startup’s existing services, you could see how a deal like this could help Nike start to think about how it might leverage the collaborations and endorsements it already has in place into experiences beyond shoes, advertising and athletic performance. In this age of Instagram and influencers playing a massive role in shifting consumer sentiment (and dollars), this could give Nike a shot at building its own media platform, independent of these, on its own terms.

This is a bigger trend that we’re seeing across a lot of digital media. Consider  how companies like Spotify have extended beyond simple music streaming, investing in building tools to help artists on its platform with marketing and expanding their brands: selling shoes means selling a concept, and that concept needs to have a foothold in a digital experience. 

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Confirmed: Nike has picked up Russell Wilson’s Tally/TraceMe in a rare acquisition http://feedproxy.google.com/~r/Techcrunch/~3/OiFNdHCNzvg/ Nike has long been synonymous with premium sneakers and other sports gear, but now the company could be extending its brand into another area — digital media — thanks to the rumored acquisition of a Seattle-based startup.

TechCrunch has learned and confirmed that the multibillion-dollar sports giant has acquired TraceMe, which originally built an app to let fans engage with sports stars and other celebrities before later pivoting into a service called Tally, a platform aimed at sports teams, broadcasters and venues to help fans engage around sporting events.

TraceMe was originally founded by Russell Wilson, the champion quarterback of the Seattle Seahawks, who was the executive chairman of the startup. The company had raised at least $9 million from investors that included the Seattle-based Madrona Venture Group and Bezos Expeditions (Amazon CEO Jeff Bezos’ fund), as well as YouTube co-founder Chad Hurley and others, and it was last valued, in 2017, at $60 million.

Nike confirmed the acquisition to us in a short statement: “ NIKE, Inc. has acquired TraceMe to supplement the company’s content strategy on Nike-owned platforms,” a spokesperson said in an email .

Our source said the deal closed in recent weeks and that “it was a good outcome” for the company and investors. It involved both IP — the main interest, the source said, was in TraceMe’s tech rather than Tally’s — and the team.

Indeed, at least eight of them, including TraceMe’s CEO Jason LeeKeenan, an ex-Hulu executive, are now listing Nike as their place of employment. LeeKeenan describes his new role as the head of Nike Seattle. Others on the team now have taken roles that include software engineers, head of product and product designers.

No one at TraceMe responded to our requests for comment. GeekWire (which likely got the same tip we did) published a post noting that it had a source that confirmed the deal.

The athletic footwear giant Nike is no stranger to the world of technology: it has been a longtime collaborator with the likes of Apple to develop apps for its devices and has been an early mover on the concept of bringing and integrating cutting-edge (yes, possibly gimmicky) tech into its footwear and other gear. And that’s before you consider Nike as an e-commerce force.

But while the dalliance between sports, tech and fashion is well established, this deal opens up a different frontier for the company.

It’s very rare for Nike to make an acquisition, but it makes sense that if it were going to do some M&A, it would be in the area of digital media and picking up engineers to execute on a wider vision in that area.

The company is best known, of course, for its shoes and related sporty clothes, which it has for a long time created in co-branding with the biggest sports stars and has more recently started to extend to a wider circle of celebrities and hot fashion labels in a spirit of sporty street style. These have included the likes of so-cool Supreme, Travis Scott and seemingly other tentative forays into music culture.

Nike overshadows all other sports shoe brands in size, with its current market cap at nearly $117 billion, more than twice that of its closest competitor, Adidas . But Adidas has been stealing a march when it comes to partnerships with a wide network of celebrities (even if Drake prefers checks over stripes).

While it isn’t clear yet how and if Nike will be using the startup’s existing services, you could see how a deal like this could help Nike start to think about how it might leverage the collaborations and endorsements it already has in place into experiences beyond shoes, advertising and athletic performance.

In this age of Instagram and influencers playing a massive role in shifting consumer sentiment (and dollars), this could give Nike a shot at building its own media platform, independent of these, on its own terms.

This is a bigger trend that we’re seeing across other consumer categories. Consider  how companies like Spotify have extended beyond simple music streaming, investing in building tools to help artists on its platform with marketing and expanding their brands. Selling shoes means selling a concept, and that concept needs to have a foothold in a wider digital experience. 

Updated with comment from Apple .

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15 Pearl Nail Art Ideas That You'll Want to Wear All Season Long https://www.popsugar.com/beauty/Pearl-Nail-Art-38993054

Pearl-encrusted hair accessories have been massively popular lately, so it's no surprise that beauty-lovers are starting to add pearls on their nails, too. The trend is a modern take on the traditionally elegant and classic motif, bringing a 3D element to your manicure.

You can keep the design looking classic and soft by placing the pearls on a nude base, or place them against a black polish for a punk interpretation. If you're feeling especially daring, you can even combine this trend with the negative-space manicure and add the organic gems on bare nails.

Nail artist Madeline Poole told POPSUGAR how to achieve this look at home, and it all starts with finding the right tools. "Smaller pearls are better for nails, and you should try to find ones with flat backs," she explained. "These are best for design as they stay put."

As for how to apply the small accessories onto the nail, Poole has a trick. "When placing pearls, crystals, or studs, you can use a white colored pencil to pick them up," she said. "There's something about the quality of the lead that's slightly sticky, and the pearl will attach itself to the pencil tip so you can place it easily. It's important to use a white colored pencil so that if any residue from the pencil is left on the pearl, it's white and easily brushed off."

Ahead, check out all the ways you can try out the pearl nail art trend.

- Additional reporting by Lauren Levinson

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The Instagram influencers hired to rehabilitate Saudi Arabia's image https://www.theguardian.com/world/2019/oct/12/the-instagram-influencers-hired-to-rehabilitate-saudi-arabias-image Social media stars have been taking paid trips to the kingdom and posting lavish praise in return – avoiding its troubling human rights record

A year on from the brutal murder of journalist Jamal Khashoggi, the kingdom of Saudi Arabia is using social media influencers, including some Australians, to repair its damaged image.

On Instagram, blonde, blue-eyed women wearing abayas in the dusty landscape beckon millions of followers to rethink their perception of Saudi Arabia.

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"I’m not sure how many more menu

systems my brain can absorb."

My friend D.M., on his latest new camera

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Bruce Alan Greene: "I shoot movies for a living and that means working with many different cameras that I don't own. And with it, learning many menus. I now understand why the Arri Alexa is the most popular. It's not just that the image quality is good, it's that it has the simplest menu with the fewest choices and 'features.' And the most commonly used features are directly accessible via a little LCD on the side of the camera (Frame rate, Color Temp, ISO). I think some still camera manufacturer should study their philosophy.  :-) "

Dave Jenkins: "Me either. I made the switch to digital cameras in 2003, and it seems I’ve done nothing since but learn software and menus. My internal hard drive is about maxed out."

Speed: "In the early days of the personal computer we had a saying. Nobody wants the computer to do more than five or six things. But everybody wants it to do a different five or six things. It is the same with cameras. And reviewers who dive deeply into the menus and complain loudly that some obscure feature possibly useful to a handful of photographers is missing don't help."

Rod Thompson: "Working in a camera retail environment, I have to admit, it more about learning camera (singular), than photography (global) these days. I defy anyone to have a real working field knowledge of every camera system out there unless they make it their obsession. We run field trips that often boil down to extended menu exploration to get needed functions operational."

Bear.: "My problem is that even if I RTFM, the FM is not written in any language I am capable of understanding. For example: 'To store setting select menu options: AP - K2 (d1) - C1.' WTF!? Fortunately, I don't change cameras enough for it to make a difference. I use trial and error and hope I don't lose the settings I finally decide on when I turn the danged thing off, leave them there, and hope for the best."

hil: "Gave up too. Leica M-D now. Easy-peasy."

[Author: Michael Johnston]

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