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Jeff Bezos Gives $1 Million to Reporters Committee for Freedom of the Press

Wed, 24 May 2017 17:03:15 +0000

The Reporters Committee for Freedom of the Press got a significant boost as it held its annual Freedom of the Press Awards last night, in the form of a $1 million donation from Amazon founder and Washington Post owner Jeff Bezos that was announced at the dinner. This is the biggest personal donation in the...

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Rombauer Vineyards Set to Uncork a ‘BottleRock Knockout’

Wed, 24 May 2017 15:50:47 +0000

Napa Valley winemaker Rombauer Vineyards has been a part of the BottleRock music and food festival since 2013 inception. This weekend, they will bring to the May 26-28 event 115 cases and a little extra zest in the form of a very timely "Wine of the Week" citation from local newspaper the Santa Rosa Press...

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Facebook: Here’s How to Stop Non-Friends From Following You

Wed, 24 May 2017 15:25:42 +0000

Did you know that Facebook allows users to follow others to view their public posts without being their friends? By default, if your posts have a public privacy setting, this means that any user can follow you and view them without being your friend (however, if your posts aren't set to "public," your followers can't...

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Facebook’s Personal Fundraisers Feature Is Out of Beta

Wed, 24 May 2017 14:50:35 +0000

The Personal Fundraisers feature Facebook introduced in beta in late March is now out of beta, meaning that all U.S. users 18 and older can try their hands at raising money via the social network. Personal Fundraisers is launching with the same six categories that debuted with its beta launch: Education: such as tuition, books...

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Jon Stewart and HBO Scrap His Eagerly Awaited, Long-Delayed Animated Series

Wed, 24 May 2017 13:03:16 +0000

Jon Stewart's eagerly anticipated post-Daily Show television project--an animated series that was supposed to debut in time for last fall's presidential election--isn't going to see the light of day after all. The premium cable network announced late Tuesday that it and Stewart are scrapping the deal, according to The New York Times. "HBO and Jon...

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Handsome New Travel and Design Magazine Starts Off in Milan

Wed, 24 May 2017 13:00:12 +0000

For the debut issue of travel and design magazine August, priced at $20 and available online, the focus is Milan. That's the clever hook of Dung Ngo's enterprise: each issue will devote itself entirely to a single location. To capture the many splendors of this Italian city, Ngo enlised Noemi Bonazzi as guest editor and...

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3 Facebook Advertising Mistakes Experienced Advertisers Must Avoid

Wed, 24 May 2017 13:00:09 +0000

Facebook is a gold mine for today's digital advertiser. Recent stats show just how potent the social network is in the industry--60 percent of advertisers expect to increase ad spend there in 2017. Advertisers are clearly getting results on the platform. However, I find that advertisers--even experienced ones spending significant budgets on Facebook--lose opportunities by...

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Q&A: This Designer Is Driving the Creative Community to Solve the World’s Problems

Wed, 24 May 2017 12:36:44 +0000

When Richard Van Der Laken first had the idea to start the What Design Can Do conference seven years ago, he wanted to find a way for designers to come together and change the perception around design. He felt that designers were looked at as people who created pretty, exclusive things for the few who...

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Why Tech Companies Like IBM and Amazon Brand Artificial Intelligence With Human Names

Wed, 24 May 2017 12:00:52 +0000

Artificial intelligence can write copy and manage programmatic media buying at warp speed. It can drive a car and even diagnose cancer. AI is increasingly acting like humans, so companies are putting big resources and marketing money into branding AI with human-like qualities, down to naming their technology after people. Amazon reportedly picked Alexa for...

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Step on This Asics Ad, and It Analyzes Your Gait and Picks the Right Shoe

Wed, 24 May 2017 11:01:15 +0000

Running may be one of the easiest sports to jump into, but those who run know it's hard on your body and can lead to serious long-term injuries--making your shoe choice critical for doing it safely. A study from the London School of Podiatry found that 70 percent of runners don't wear shoes that suit...

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