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Insiders say that Google's new cloud boss is likely to make some very large acquisitions (GOOGL, MSFT, AMZN, OKTA, TEAM, NOW, SPLK)

Former Oracle executive Thomas Kurian takes over as CEO of Google Cloud this month.  Industry analysts and insiders anticipate that his reign will mark a new age of aggressive acquisitions at Google Cloud. While it's unclear exactly what Kurian will buy, rumors have spread about a possible Atlassian acquisition, while some analysts are excited about the idea of it buying the software company ServiceNow. In mid-December, 8,000 developers met up in Seattle for KubeCon, a conference centered aro...
Tags: Google, Amazon, Lyft, Beyonce, Microsoft, Okta, Trends, David, Ibm, Seattle, Oracle, Cnbc, Amazon Web Services, Atlassian, Splunk, Red Hat


Top 10 Celebrity Fashion Icons of the 2000s

Follow me down memory lane ... into the fashion world of the 2000s! Photo: Pacific Coast News Get ready to feel some intense nostalgia mixed with some major embarrassment as we look back at 2000s fashion and the most fashionable stars of the 2000s.As you probably remember (if you haven't blocked it out), the 2000s were filled with fun fashion statements like halter tops, shimmery lipgloss, trucker hats, lace-up jeans, bedazzled jean pockets, choker necklaces, gaucho pants, sweats with "JUICY" ...
Tags: Celebs, Kim Kardashian, Beyonce, Christina Aguilera, Rihanna, College, Inspiration, Disney, Mtv, Paris, Nicole Richie, Kate Moss, Cara Delevingne, Paris Hilton, Starbucks, Miley Cyrus


The Story of ‘A Star Is Born’ Before Bradley Cooper’s Version

“A Star Is Born” has always been a great talent vehicle, including the new Bradley Cooper-Lady Gaga version, which Warner Bros. opened Oct. 5. Previous versions showcased big-name talent, but there’s also a stellar lineup of people who almost made the film but didn’t, including Cary Grant, Cher, Elvis Presley, Whitney Houston, Denzel Washington, Tom […]
Tags: Beyonce, Features, Bradley Cooper, Christian Bale, Lady Gaga, Warner Bros, Cher, Tom Cruise, Denzel Washington, Barbra Streisand, Judy Garland, A Star is Born, Bradley Cooper Lady Gaga


One of the most negative Netflix analysts on Wall Street explains what would make him change his tune (NFLX)

Wedbush has one of the most bearish outlooks on Netflix of any Wall Street shop. But after the company's earnings on Thursday, the firm's analysts lifted their price target and said they would reconsider their "underperform" rating should Netflix's cash burn stabilize. One of those analysts told Business Insider he would reconsider his rating and price target if Netflix were to aggressively reverse its cash burn. " That would get me to a $256 price target, and I’d reconsider upgrading to Neutr...
Tags: Beyonce, US, Trends, Bloomberg, Netflix, Hulu, Wedbush, NFLX, Michael Pachter, Pachter


50 moments from 1969 that shaped entertainment and pop culture

It was the last year of the ’60s, and the last year for Boris Karloff, Judy Garland and the Beatles, too. But it was also the first year for Led Zeppelin, Jennifer Aniston, “Easy Rider” and Jay-Z, too. John Lennon and Yoko Ono spent part of it in bed in public. The Doors’ Jim Morrison spent part of it in jail. Moviegoers spent time watching “Butch Cassidy and the Sundance Kid,” while at home they watched a brand-new show called “The Brady Bunch” about a brand-new kind of blended family, the youn...
Tags: Facebook, Music, TV, New York, Hollywood, London, Beyonce, Matthew Mcconaughey, Jack Nicholson, Congress, Abc, California, Jay Z, La, Stanford, White House


James Blake, music’s most requested collaborator, opens up

NEW YORK (AP) — Some people get lots of invitations. James Blake gets the right ones. He’s had a role on two of the greatest albums of the last decade — Beyonce’s delicious “Lemonade” and Kendrick Lamar’s Pulitzer Prize-winner “Damn.” He worked on another impactful and culturally relevant album, Jay-Z’s “4:44”; he’s part of Travis […]
Tags: New York, Beyonce, News, Entertainment, Jay Z, Nation, Kendrick Lamar, James Blake, Travis


Maggie Rogers Inspires Introspection On Debut Album

The world and Pharrell Williams met Maggie Rogers at the same time, effectively. Though she later said she had no idea he would be there, much less that the interaction would be filmed and put on the internet, Pharrell’s reaction to her song “Alaska” went viral; one of the giants of music production told this college student he had zero notes to better her track, “Alaska.” A music sensation was born as the clip made its way through Reddit onto music blogs and Rogers found herself booked to play...
Tags: Fashion, Music, Beyonce, Taylor Swift, Instagram, Maryland, Boston, Beck, Alaska, Reddit, Pharrell, Pharrell Williams, Joni Mitchell, Delaware, Rogers, Rostam Batmanglij


5 Retinol Serums Dermatologists Actually Use On Themselves

Remember the great kale takeover that dominated the zeitgeist a few years back? As production of the leafy green grew by more than 60% between 2007 and 2012, according to U.S. Department of Agriculture data, consuming the fiber-, protein-, and vitamin-packed super veggie with every meal (or at least showing your support sartorially, like Beyoncé) became the ultimate health flex.But no matter how nutritionally choice the bitter roughage was proven to be, and how many recipes we added to our Book...
Tags: Fashion, Music, Beyonce, U S Department of Agriculture, Melanie, Ulta, Shereene Idriss, Debra Jaliman, Neutrogena Rapid Wrinkle Repair Serum, Manjula Jegasothy, DermStore Miami, Joshua Zeichner M D Retinol, DermStore Retinol, SkinMedica Age Defense Retinol Complex


Muslim-American Journalist Noor Tagouri Says Vogue Misrepresented Her

It's no secret that the fashion industry, and the fashion media, have a lot of work to do when it comes to true diversity and inclusivity. Vogue magazine, in particular, has come under fire in recent months for cultural missteps and mistakes.It look the title 126 years to work with a Black photographer on a cover, so it's no wonder that one of its writers could refer to Beyoncé’s hair as a “hip-length afro,” or suddenly name Timberland boots a “fresh idea” because a supermodel wore them. But fo...
Tags: Fashion, Music, New York, Beyonce, Instagram, America, Vogue, Muslim, Conde Nast, Black, Jfk Airport, Louis Vuitton, Adam, Bukhari, New York City View, Noor Tagouri


‘Schitt’s Creek’ Cast Reveals Dream Guest Stars: Oprah, Beyoncé and…

“Schitt’s Creek” has big dreams. Dan Levy, who stars as David on the series, says his wish list of guest stars includes Oprah, Beyoncé, Mariah Carey and Gwyneth Paltrow. “All for different reasons, none of whom we’ll get,” he cracked at the Critics’ Choice Awards. For those who haven’t caught on to the “Schitt’s Creek” […]
Tags: Beyonce, News, David, Oprah Winfrey, Mariah Carey, Gwyneth Paltrow, Dan Levy, Schitt's Creek, Oprah Beyonce, Oprah Beyoncé Mariah Carey


‘Queer Eye’ Stars Serve Up Britney Spears Homage In ‘Lip Sync Battle’

True to form, the Fab Five goes epic with tributes to Lady Gaga and Beyoncé, too.
Tags: Beyonce, News, Lady Gaga, Fab Five


A Week On Long Island, NY, On A Joint $187,840 Income

Welcome toMoney Diaries , where we're tackling what might be the last taboo facing modern working women: money. We're asking millennials how they spend their hard-earned money during a seven-day period — and we're tracking every last dollar.Today: a billing and collections specialist working in healthcare services who makes $23 per hour and spends some of her money this week on Justin's peanut butter cups.Occupation: Billing & Collections SpecialistIndustry: Health Care ServicesAge: 27Location:...
Tags: Fashion, Music, New York, Beyonce, Netflix, Delta, Manhattan, Starbucks, Ellen, Copenhagen, Aziz Ansari, Costco, Long Island, Cvs, Mediterranean, Jersey


HP and Hewlett Packard Enterprise will pay a $25 million settlement to salespeople who sued over messed up pay (HP, HPE)

After a nine-year court battle that began years before Hewlett Packard split into two companies, HP salespeople that sued the company are expecting to receive thousands of dollars in settlement fees. The salespeople sued, claiming that HP's computer systems weren't tracking commissions properly and they weren't getting paid in a timely manner. Complaints about pay for salespeople dragged on for years, long after the company split. In 2017, an HP executive apologized to salespeople about the on...
Tags: Amazon, Beyonce, Microsoft, Satya Nadella, Court, Trends, Cisco, Hp, Dreamworks, Jeffrey Katzenberg, Dell, Hewlett Packard, Business Insider, Brown, Hewlett Packard Enterprise, Cheryl Brown


People are petitioning Google to remove a gay conversion therapy app from Play Store that was already booted from Apple's app store (GOOG, GOOGL)

Google is being criticized for allowing an app on its Google Play Store that promotes the controversial practice of gay conversion therapy. LGBTQ+ advocates say the religious group behind the app has incited hate against the queer community, and "casually trashes LGBT people as living 'destructive lifestyles.'" An online petition calling for the app to be removed has garnered almost 40,000 signatures. The same app was already removed from Apple's app store in December. Google is facing critic...
Tags: Apple, Google, Amazon, Google Play Store, Beyonce, Trends, Lgbtq, Ucla, WNYC, American Psychiatric Association, Garrard Conley, Cameron Post, Truth Wins Out, Living Home Ministries, Living Hope Ministries


Time Management for the Solo PR Pro: Who Has Time for That?

We all have the same number of hours in the day as Beyoncé, so they say. Except where Beyoncé has a huge team behind her, as solo consultants, we are the ones wearing many of the hats in our businesses. So, what’s a solo to do? Maximizing our time is directly connected to growing our income. Many of us delegate to virtual assistants, which helps us accomplish more than when we try to do it all. Whether you're forging ahead on your own, have a little help, or have assembled a team, we can all...
Tags: Beyonce, Pr, Time Management, Charles Schwab, Bethlehem Steel, Ivy Lee, Living the Life, Benjamin P Hardy, Michelle Kane, Bethlehem Steel Schwab, Kevin Ku, Voice Matters


Refinery29 is expanding its live events business as it tries to grow in a tough ad climate

Refinery29 is expanding its 29Rooms events overseas in 2019. The pop-up events have grown to four from two in the US and are key to the company's diversification strategy. The venture-backed company has had layoffs in the past two years but hopes to get to profitability in 2020. Refinery29 is betting big on its pop-up event series, 29Rooms, as it tries to diversify its revenue and grow in a tough digital advertising environment. The women’s lifestyle publisher plans to announce this week that...
Tags: Beyonce, US, Trends, Chicago, Vox Media, New York Los Angeles San Francisco, Philippe von Borries, von Borries, Borries, Turner Broadcasting Scripps Networks, WPP Ventures Like


10 things in tech you need to know today

Good morning! This is the tech news you need to know this Tuesday. 1. Facebook's business model is under scrutiny in Germany, where a local regulator will reportedly order the social network to stop collecting certain user data. German authorities don't like the way Facebook collects information about people via WhatsApp and Instagram and third-party sites. 2. Norwegian authorities are investigating allegations that Tidal's streaming numbers for Beyonce and Kanye West albums were inflated. Play...
Tags: Apple, Google, Facebook, Beyonce, Instagram, Microsoft, Mexico, Germany, Satya Nadella, US, Trends, Intel, Kylie Jenner, Qualcomm, Jeff Williams, Alexa


Tidal Under Criminal Investigation In Norway Over 'Faked' Streams

An anonymous reader quotes a report from Engadget: High-fidelity music streaming service Tidal is under criminal investigation in Norway for allegedly inflating album streams for Beyonce's Lemonade and Kanye West's The Life of Pablo. The alleged faking of streaming numbers was exposed last year by Norwegian newspaper Dagens Naeringsliv (DN), which said it had obtained a hard drive with the tampered data. Around 1.3 million accounts were supposedly used to lift the play counts of said albums by "...
Tags: Beyonce, Tech, Norway, Engadget, Tono, Dagens Naeringsliv DN, Okokrim


Criminal Probe Opened Over 320M Fake Streams On Tidal

Official Norwegian criminal justice unit Økokrim has opened an investigation into hundreds of millions of possible fake streams on Tidal that benefited new releases by Kanye West and Beyonce. Økokrim, The National Authority for Investigation and Prosecution of Economic and Environmental Crime, is Norway's central unit for fighting economic and environmental crimes.  Økokrim is both a police unit and a prosecution authority Norwegian news outlet DN broke the story last May that at least ...
Tags: Music, Beyonce, Kanye West, Streaming, Norway, Music Business, Major Labels, Bruce Houghton, Dagens, Richard Sanders, Økokrim, Beyonce Økokrim


How Many Songwriters Does It Take To Write A Hit? 9.1

While the process of group-writing a song is not a new concept, a recent look at the Top Ten hits suggests that having more songwriters involved in the creation of a song can improve its chances of topping the charts. ___________________________ Guest post by Bobby Owsinski of Music 3.0 When it comes to writing top 10 hits, it appears that the more songwriters you have, the better. That’s because the average number of songwriters for the top 10 streaming hits of 2018 in the U.S. was ...
Tags: Music, Beyonce, Ed Sheeran, Drake, Andrea Bocelli, Ascap, Travis Scott, Bobby Owsinski, Music Business Weekly, Cardi B Bad Bunny J Balvin


Tidal, Jay-Z's music streaming platform, is being investigated in Norway over allegations that it inflated streaming numbers for Beyonce and Kanye West albums

Tidal, the music streaming platform owned by Jay-Z, is being investigated by Norwegian authorities for allegedly manipulating and inflating streaming play counts, according to Reuters. Although the official investigation was just launched, the Norwegian newspaper Dagens Naeringsliv has been investigating Tidal's numbers, and reported on the issue last year. The newspaper claimed that Tidal had over-reported the play counts for Beyonce's "Lemonade" and Kanye West's "The Life of Pablo" by "se...
Tags: Beyonce, Microsoft, Jay Z, Trends, Kanye West, Chris Martin, Madonna, Coldplay, Norway, Tidal, Jay, Reuters, Engadget, Spotify Pandora YouTube, Norwegian University of Science and Technology, Dagens N


Norwegian authorities are investigating allegations that Tidal's streaming numbers for Beyonce and Kanye West albums were inflated

Tidal, the music streaming platform owned by Jay-Z, is being investigated by Norwegian authorities for allegedly manipulating and inflating streaming play counts, according to Reuters. Although the official investigation was just launched, the Norwegian newspaper Dagens Naeringsliv has been investigating Tidal's numbers, and reported on the issue last year. The newspaper claimed that Tidal had over-reported the play counts for Beyonce's "Lemonade" and Kanye West's "The Life of Pablo" by "se...
Tags: Beyonce, Microsoft, Jay Z, Trends, Kanye West, Chris Martin, Madonna, Coldplay, Norway, Tidal, Jay, Reuters, Engadget, Spotify Pandora YouTube, Norwegian University of Science and Technology, Dagens N


Allegations on Streaming Numbers at Jay-Z's Tidal Being Probed

The investigations follow ongoing reports by Norwegian newspaper Dagens Næringsliv that the music streaming service had inflated its listening numbers of artists such as Beyonce and Kanye West. “Tidal is not a suspect in the underlying investigation,” a spokeswoman for the company said.
Tags: Science, Beyonce, Dagens Næringsliv


Allegations Over Streaming Numbers at Jay-Z's Tidal Probed

The investigations follow ongoing reports by Norwegian newspaper Dagens Næringsliv that the music streaming service had inflated its listening numbers of artists such as Beyonce and Kanye West. “Tidal is not a suspect in the underlying investigation,” a spokeswoman for the company said.
Tags: Science, Beyonce, Dagens Næringsliv


Tidal Under Investigation in Norway Over ‘Fake Streams’

Norway’s authority for investigation of economic and environmental crimes (Økokrim) has launched an investigation into claims that Tidal has falsified streaming numbers, the Norwegian publication Dagens Næringsliv (via Music Business Worldwide) reported this morning. Last year, the paper, which has aggressively investigated Tidal, accused the company of intentionally falsifying streaming numbers for Beyonce’s “Lemonade” and Kanye West’s […]
Tags: Beyonce, News, Jay Z, Kanye West, Norway, Tidal, Dagens Næringsliv


Jay-Z's Tidal Under Investigation Over Streaming Numbers

The investigations follow ongoing reports by Norwegian newspaper Dagens Næringsliv that the music streaming service had inflated its listening numbers of artists such as Beyonce and Kanye West. Tidal is now being probed by the Norwegian Authority for Investigation of Economic and Environmental Crime (Okokrim) after having received allegations from Norwegian artist associations claiming potential loss of income from the manipulation of streaming data. “It has been made known through media cover...
Tags: Science, Beyonce, Jay, Kanye West Tidal, Dagens Næringsliv, Elisabeth Harbo Lervik


Jay-Z's Tidal Under Investigation in Norway on Streaming Fraud

The investigations follow ongoing reports by Norwegian newspaper Dagens Næringsliv that the music streaming service had inflated its listening numbers of artists such as Beyonce and Kanye West. Tidal is now being probed by the Norwegian Authority for Investigation of Economic and Environmental Crime (Okokrim) after having received allegations from Norwegian artist associations claiming potential loss of income from the manipulation of streaming data. “It has been made known through media cover...
Tags: Science, Beyonce, Norway, Jay, Kanye West Tidal, Dagens Næringsliv, Elisabeth Harbo Lervik


Notorious Q4 Release Date: Myth Or Fact?

In the music business, grizzled industry veterans and young up-and-coming indie stars agree with the Q4 adage that, when it comes to releasing music, it's best to wait until the New Year is under way. But in an ever-changing industry, does this theory hold up? _________________________ Guest post from AWAL It’s the season of giving and get-togethers: lots of magic, much less new music. Candle sales skyrocket, blizzards unload on New York as LA residents gloat, and white-haired, ciga...
Tags: Amazon, Spotify, Music, New York, Beyonce, Washington Post, La, Walmart, Mariah Carey, Bahamas, Jingle Bell Rock, Ron Cerrito, Segalini, AWAL North America, Justin Macchio, AWAL Recordings


Bill Gates is worth $95 billion and he plans to give most of it away — here's how he spends his money now, from a luxury car collection to incredible real estate

Bill Gates, the world's second-richest person, has an estimated net worth of $94.8 billion, according to Forbes. While he indulges in a few luxuries, they make up only a fraction of his fortune. He mainly spends his billions on charity through the Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation, and plans to give away most of his fortune. Bill Gates, the cofounder of Microsoft, is the world's second-richest person, sitting on an estimated net worth of about $95 billion, according to Forbes. It's hard to im...
Tags: Beyonce, Microsoft, Washington, Trends, Bill Gates, Bill, Kylie Jenner, Jeff Bezos, Gates, Forbes, Melinda Gates Foundation, Melinda, Breakthrough Energy, Forbes While, Jay Z Bill Gates, Business Insider Gates


Mathew Knowles Explains How He Protected Beyoncé & Destiny’s Child From R. Kelly

Mathew Knowles played absolutely ZERO games when it came to protecting his daughter and her bandmates from alleged sexual predator R. Kelly.In an interview with the UK newspaper Metro, Knowles revealed the steps he and his wife at the time, Tina Knowles, took to ensure that Destiny’s Child was safe around R. Kelly in the mid-1990s when the allegations of his sexual misconduct first surfaced.Knowles—who managed Destiny’s Child—said Kelly submitted a song for the group’s debut album, but he turned...
Tags: Music, UK, Celebs, Beyonce, Hip Hop, Rape, Sony, Pop Culture, Jazz, Aaliyah, Solange, Sexual Predators, Metro, R. Kelly, Trending, Kelly