Apple is finally on Instagram

August 8, 2017

One of @Apple's inaugural posts is a narrated photo gallery from user Jeryl T.Image: apple Apple is getting a bit more social. The notoriously social media-shy tech giant just launched a new Instagram account to showcase some of the best photos taken with the iPhone. Like Apple’s long-running “Shot on iPhone” campaign, @Apple will exclusively feature curated and credited photos from iPhone users all over the world. The company says…

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Learn how to make content that doesn’t suck

July 23, 2017

Image: pixabay Just to let you know, if you buy something featured here, Mashable might earn an affiliate commission. They say content is king. But your content is just lowly nonsense if it isnt written by someone with the proper knowledge and diligence. Content marketing is an art form, but luckily its one you can get better at with practice. Learn to imbue your social media posts, LinkedIn articles, and…

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The insidiousness of Silicon Valley VCs, and their pithy, pathetic apology blogs

July 10, 2017

Image: vicky leta/mashable Venture capitalist Dave McClure is done. This one’s important. VCs come and go all the time, but McClure is out at 500 Startups, the Mountain View, California-based venture fund and startup accelerator he helped cofound in 2010. Seven someodd years later, and McClure’s finished there. There was no posh gig elsewhere. His ouster wasn’t a performance-based result, either. As reported by the New York Times, McClure’s on…

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Want to become an Instagram influencer? This course can get you started.

July 6, 2017

Image: pixabay Just to let you know, if you buy something featured here, Mashable might earn an affiliate commission. Youre right to ignore those spammy Instagram messages and friend requests promising to dramatically increase your follower count. In reality, the best way to build your Insta-presence is to devote time and effort to creating content and engaging your audiencebut that doesnt mean you cant get a little help from your…

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Is old the new young for UK politicians? – BBC News

June 30, 2017

Two decades later and leadership has skipped a generation upwards. Sir Vince is 74, Theresa May is 60 and Jeremy Corbyn 68. Image copyright Getty Images Youngest UK party leader and prime minister: William Pitt, the Younger, a Whig who was regarded as a Tory by opponents, became prime minister in 1804 at the age of 24 Oldest UK party leader and prime minister: Liberal Party leader William Gladstone, pictured,…

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Travel ban 2.0 set to begin Thursday

June 29, 2017

(CNN)After months of winding through the courts, the so-called “watered down,” revised version of President Donald Trump’s fiercely litigated travel ban will finally go in effect at 8 p.m. Thursday. If you can’t sufficiently establish such a close relationship, you are banned for 90 days if you are from Libya, Syria, Iran, Somalia, Yemen and Sudan, and 120 days if you are a refugee from any country. The new guidelines,…

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Mark Zuckerberg loves Iowa in his latest Facebook story

June 25, 2017

A man who loves Iowa.Image: LISA HORNAK/EPA/REX/Shutterstock Everyone’s best friend, Mark Zuckerberg, has a new Facebook story and he’s having a great time in Iowa. Zuckerberg used Facebook storiesthat product Facebook introduced to add onto Instagram Stories but that hasn’t quite caught on yetto document his trip midwest. The Facebook CEO traveled to Iowa as part of his 2017 promise to visit U.S. states he’s never been to. That trip…

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Could Trump’s vague plan to expand rural broadband actually work? It’s hard to tell

June 25, 2017

A sign in support of Republican presidential candidate Donald Trump hangs on a farming tractor near a polling station in Cave Creek, Arizona. (Photo by )Image: Ralph Freso/Getty Images If you live in the country, there’s a good chance you don’t have broadband-speed internet. Only one in ten Americans lack access to a connection that meets the government’s new standard for the designation, but more than two thirds of them…

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We now live in a world in which White House press briefings must be drawn to be seen

June 25, 2017

CNN sent a sketch artist to cover Spicer's Friday meeting.Image: Bill Hennessy When life gives you off-camera White House press briefings, make your Supreme Court sketch artist draw them. That seems to have been CNN’s thought, anyway. SEE ALSO: Twitter comedian Mike Huckabee burns CNN with 100% flawless joke The network sent its Supreme Court sketch artist Bill Hennessy to visit White House Press Secretary Sean Spicer’s domain on Friday….

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Warmbier death raises pressure on White House

June 20, 2017

Washington (CNN)Otto Warmbier’s death as a result of his treatment in North Korea could increase calls for the US to take a tougher line on China, as the two nations prepare to meet in Washington on Wednesday. It’s an approach that resembles the Obama administration strategy and, observers say, has shown no greater success in slowing Pyongyang’s steady march towards developing nuclear weapons and the missile capability to deliver them…

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Rock band The Slants’ victory in court secures your rights

June 20, 2017

(CNN)In the 1971 free speech case, Cohen v. California, the Supreme Court said, “One man’s vulgarity is another’s lyric.” That rings very true today. Now, I get to say: “I told you so.” Join us on Twitter and Facebook Justice Kennedy summed it up perfectly: “By mandating positivity, the law here might silence dissent and distort the marketplace of ideas.” Today, because of a little-known band and a naughty word,…

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There’s a good reason governments aren’t startups

June 19, 2017

Jeb Bush wearing a hoodie in a video message to Mark Zuckerberg.Image: shutterstock/jeb!/mashable composite The hot new name in tech is France, a centuries-old startup that provides security, healthcare, and education in exchange for taxes. Newly elected French president Emmanuel Macron said on Thursday that the country needs to “think and move more like a startup” and, presumably, less like a stodgy social democracy. SEE ALSO: Trump’s treasury secretary is…

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Washington Post: Mueller investigating Jared Kushner’s business dealings

June 16, 2017

Washington (CNN)The business dealings of President Donald Trump’s son-in-law and trusted aide Jared Kushner are being investigated by Justice Department special counsel Robert Mueller, the Washington Post reported Thursday, citing officials familiar with the matter. Mueller’s investigation is still in a relatively early phase, and it is unclear if any criminal charges will be brought when it is complete, the Post pointed out. Sources have stressed to CNN that there…

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Jeff Sessions’ explanation for firing Comey just doesn’t make sense

June 15, 2017

Washington (CNN)Attorney General Jeff Sessions tried to have his cake and eat it too when it came to his explanations during congressional testimony Tuesday for the firing of FBI Director James Comey. On the other hand, Sessions told the Senate intelligence committee that he and deputy Attorney General Rod Rosenstein had discussed removing Comey as FBI director and agreed that it was time for a “fresh start” at the bureau…

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The snacks boss with an appetite for success – BBC News

June 12, 2017

Fast forward to today and Anthony is chief executive of the business that now enjoys annual sales of more than 70m and that under his leadership has successfully expanded from the UK to the US. Image copyright Graze Image caption The company says it can get new products on sale in under 24 hours “We had to iterate, we tried and we failed – we had to pivot a great…

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Sanders allies emboldened by Labour’s gains in UK election

June 11, 2017

Chicago (CNN)As it became clear late Thursday that UK Prime Minister Theresa May’s electoral gambit had fallen flat, and that her Conservatives’ majority in Parliament had been leveled by a resurgent Labour party, progressives in the US climbed on the shoulders of their transatlantic allies and celebrated a result already stoking ambitions at home. Corbyn’s success in confounding the British pundit class and skeptical Labour officials, many of whom openly…

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Trump: Qatar must stop funding terrorism

June 10, 2017

Washington (CNN)President Donald Trump called on Qatar to stop funding terrorism, claiming credit for and endorsing the decision of Gulf nations to ostracize their neighbor, even as US Cabinet officials said their blockade is hurting the campaign against ISIS. In doing so, the President’s tone, if not his message, clashed with his most senior national security officials, highlighting the often mixed messages emerging from his administration since the Qatar crisis…

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This startup is building an online shop around unboxing videos

June 10, 2017

A YouTuber unboxes a "loot crate."Image: youtube Eric Feng thinks he’s found the perfect intersection of media and online retail, and it’s, well, a little outside the box. The former Hulu executive and Kleiner Perkins partner is launching a new shopping platform built entirely around an obsession among certain parts of the internet with so-called “unboxing” videos. SEE ALSO: The future of retail is permanent pop-up shops, according to this…

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The best marketers are mad scientists

June 9, 2017

Image: Shutterstock / Kiselev Andrey Valerevich Weve come a long way since the Mad Men era of marketing and advertising. The modern marketer is as much mad scientist as inspired creative, thanks to the proliferation of data and tools to access and analyze it. Just as inventor Thomas Edison was able to run 10,000 different experiments, changing a little something here, a little something there, until he found the formula…

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Eric Trump shows that cluelessness runs in the family

June 8, 2017

(CNN)The nation is in a crisis that may soon exceed Watergate, at least in the estimation of James Clapper, former director of national intelligence. Having interfered with America’s election, Russia is disrupting governments around the world. China is racing to fill the gap created as world leaders conclude they cannot expect leadership from the United States. Top intelligence and law enforcement officials are testifying about a White House that crosses…

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Oculus founder plots surveillance tech startup to help Trump build border wall

June 5, 2017

Oculus co-founder Palmer LuckeyImage: Bryan Steffy/Getty Images for Dell If you thought the pioneering founder of virtual reality company Oculus, Palmer Luckey, was just going to fade into the shadows with his Facebook money, think again. While recent reports indicated that his second act might be a gaming company, it turns out that he’s also working on a security company that has an ominously familiar mission: policing immigration border walls….

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