• RIP: Yik Yak
  • United Airlines CEO will testify on Capitol Hill
  • Hacker threatens to release Season 5 of ‘Orange Is the New Black’
  • Climate March: Tens of thousands protest Trump climate policies, demand environmental action
  • Beltane Fire Festival held in Edinburgh to welcome summer – BBC News

RIP: Yik Yak

RIP.Image: Ronald Lizik/AP/REX/Shutterstock Yik Yak has been on its last legs for a while, and now the end is officially here. The anonymous, location-based messaging app that rose to popularity in 2014 will “begin winding down” over the next week, Yik Yak co-founders Tyler Droll and Brooks Buffington wrote in a blog post Friday. Square yup, the Jack Dorsey-led payments company acquired some of the Yik Yak engineering team for…

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United Airlines CEO will testify on Capitol Hill

United Airlines CEO Oscar Munoz.Image: rick kern/Getty Images for United Airlines After his company dragged a man off an airplane, United Airlines CEO Oscar Munoz lost out on a seat as chairman of United’s board. Now, he has to go to Congress. Munoz will testify in front of the House Transportation and Infrastructure Committee on Tuesday, the committee announced Friday. Munoz will have to answer questions about the incident, which…

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Hacker threatens to release Season 5 of ‘Orange Is the New Black’

A hacker is threatening to release more of the fifth season of 'Orange Is the New Black.'Image: netflix Pay up or the show gets plastered. The next season of Orange Is the New Black may soon be floating around the internet after a hacker claiming to have pilfered the first 10 episodes of the new season threatened to release it unless Netflix forks over cash. A hacker reportedly released the…

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Climate March: Tens of thousands protest Trump climate policies, demand environmental action

Tens of thousands of people across the U.S. marched in rain, snow and blistering heat to demand action on climate change in mass protests that fell on President Trump’s 100th day in office and blasted his administration for rolling back environmental protections. At the marquee event, the Peoples Climate March in Washington, D.C., approximately 150,000 to 200,000 people made their way down Pennsylvania Avenue on their way to encircle the…

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Fyre Festival perfectly demonstrates the delicious schadenfreude of our modern world

If you spend a lot of time on social media, then you’ve probably heard about music and culture event Fyre Festival the exclusive Bahamas getaway all the pretty people were headed to this week. If Coachella was for the plebs, Fyre Festival was supposedly for the truly cool. @rose_bertram: “Make sure to get your tickets for @fyrefestival weekend two still available! #fyrefestival”. #haileybaldwin #bellahadid #rosebertram #HaileyUpdates A post shared by…

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The internet has a grand time making fun of this congressman’s weed nukes scenario

Dude, what if the nuke was in a joint thiiis big?Image: Monsivais/AP/REX/Shutterstock “What if Kim Jong-un snuck nukes into the U.S. … in weeeed?” No, that’s not a question posed by a dude outside a Hardee’s. It was a scenario imagined by a member of Congress. SEE ALSO: The U.S. government grows some seriously garbage weed for research During a briefing Wednesday, Brad Sherman raised some concerns about North Korea…

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Four-year-old Amazon India is killing it, says CEO Jeff Bezos

Image: Getty Images Amazons $5 billion bet on India is working. At the companys first quarter earnings call for this year, CEO Jeff Bezos said the India arm of the ecommerce giant was already the fastest growing marketplace in the country. SEE ALSO: After bagging Shah Rukh Khan, Netflix nears deal with Aamir Khan “Our India team is moving fast and delivering for customers and sellers,” he said, highlighting the…

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So, Fyre isn’t just a music festival. Meet Ja Rule’s company

In case you have been under a rock or you’re trapped on an island in the Bahamas with a dead cell phone and no connectivity the Fyre Festival has been a disaster. But what is Fyre? Yes, it’s a music festival that has now left hundreds of rich millennials stranded and awaiting refunds. But the actual Fyre, the inspiration of the name, is a company created by rapper Ja Rule….

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New Snapchat data shows its bringing more eyes to all devices

Image: kerry flynn/mashable Snapchat’s pitch to big brands has been the same for a while the opportunity not just to reach its coveted, young audience but to also boost viewership on other platforms. New data shows that Snapchat’s claims could be true, though the situation opens up a traditionally thorny issue for marketers around causation and correlation. The Nielsen-commissioned data, released by Snap and first reported by Axios, shows that…

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How Britain is trying to censor the porn you watch

It's the end of porn as we know it?Image: Pitarakis/AP/REX/Shutterstock Britain wants to put its nose in the porn you watch. The Queen has rubberstamped the Digital Economy Bill, a law that will force any website that benefits commercially from porn to verify the age of users. SEE ALSO: How the UK government can hack your personal data If they fail to do the monitoring and checks, payment providers and…

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People in China think this stylish great-grandma looks like the Queen

Zheng Suzhen is an 85-year-old grandmother from China who has a thing or two to teach about style to the younger generations. SEE ALSO: Retro hipster style meets functional design in this old-timey keyboard Her great-grandson-in-law Ding Guoliang, who is a professional photographer, posted a few snaps of the woman on Weibo, China’s version of Twitter: Image: Jesse Xiao Ye/weibo Remind you of anyone? Yup, our beloved Queen: Image: Tim…

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She wrote an adorable letter to Google’s CEO. Now she’s on the ‘board’ of a computer company.

Chloe and Hollie testing out a computer kit.Image: KANO Chloe Bridgewater is only 7 years old but she’s already getting paid to test products for a computer company. Her new side hustle comes only a few months after she wrote a letter asking “Google boss” Sundar Pichai for a future job in tech. SEE ALSO: This 7-year-old is not giving up after Google CEO’s sweet rejection letter Since her adorably…

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Games for Change highlights impactful VR projects with its new summit

A visitor plays a computer game holding virtual reality glasses at the independent and alternative games event A Maze.Image: Clemens BILAN/EPA/REX/Shutterstock The social change-driven organization Games for Change is expanding from video games into virtual reality with the VR for Change Summit at its annual Games for Change Festival this year, featuring VR projects that impact the way we learn and shape the way we view the world. The VR…

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Microsoft cofounder Paul Allen pledges $30 million to house Seattle’s homeless

Paul Allen speaks at the Americans for the Arts National Arts Awards benefit dinner in New York City on Oct. 15, 2012.Image: Ragozzino / BFA / REX / Shutterstock Billionaire philanthropist Paul Allen, who cofounded Microsoft with Bill Gates in 1975, has committed $30 million to a new initiative that will help establish permanent housing for people experiencing homelessness in Seattle. The money will go toward building a new facility…

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‘Simpsons’ take on Trump’s first 100 days

“The Simpsons” is going after President Donald Trump’s first 100 days in office in a short animation released online. The clip shows an animated Trump in bed at the White House counting up accomplishments as president, like lowering his golf handicap and increasing his Twitter following. The online video also imagines the president’s daughter, Ivanka, taking Justice Ruth Bader Ginsberg’s seat on the Supreme Court. The video ends with Marge and…

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Kim Kardashian on Paris robbery: ‘It was meant to happen’

Kim Kardashian announced that being held at gunpoint during a Paris jewelry heist in 2016 was meant to happen. The 36-year-old reality TV personality told Ellen DeGeneres on Thursday’s episode of the comediennes show that shes such a different person after the robbery in October, which took place at the time of Paris Fashion Week. KIM KARDASHIAN REVEALS SHE CAN’T HAVE MORE CHILDREN Kim added that she was definitely materialistic…

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China’s all-girl boy band

(CNN)Made up of all girls, this “boy band” is the latest in the androgyny trend in China. “We’re a girl band. But we look more like beautiful young men, not young girls,” said band member Min Junqian. “So the positioning fits us more. “ Their promotional photos present the five girls ages 18 to 24 in short hair, ties with pants, sitting with spread-out legs. They also are shown in…

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Racial discrimination lawsuit is the latest legal mess for Fox News

Image: AP/REX/Shutterstock Lawsuit after lawsuit after lawsuit. Fox now finds itself on the defense against allegations of racial discrimination just as several sexual harassment lawsuits ousted some of the network’s most prominent executives and personalities. SEE ALSO: Bill O’Reilly was fired from Fox News and this is the internet’s go-to joke Nearly a dozen current and former employees at the channel filed a class-action lawsuit against Fox on Tuesday. The…

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Netflix has found a way into the world’s biggest streaming market

Image: Netflix After being locked out of the massive Chinese market by regulators, Netflix looks set to be able to enter the country after all. The company has signed a licensing deal with local streaming service iQiyi, which claims over 500 million monthly users. Robert Roy, Netflix’s vice president of content acquisition, announced the deal at APOS an industry conference that is being held in Bali, Indonesia, according to The…

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‘Prison bae’ explains why beauty isn’t everything in first ever interview

Image: man about town magazine Jeremy Meeks is the convict-turned-model who stole our hearts when police released his rather dashing mugshot and sent the internet into a frenzy. He’s just addressed the conversation surrounding his appearance in his first high-fashion photoshoot and interview with British magazine Man About Town. SEE ALSO: ‘Hot Felon’ was denied entry to the UK and we can’t even The magazine has released the photos and…

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Cancer survivor tells date about her prosthetic leg and I’m not crying you’re crying

A cancer survivor shared her moving story of how she came to embrace her prosthetic leg on reality dating show First Dates. Sarah, 21, was on a date with Phil, who lost his mum to breast cancer when he was 17, when she talked about her experience of dating after having her leg amputated. “When I first went dating, I had my leg covered up so that the guys I…

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Masked man with multiple guns arrested outside Dallas police station

DALLAS –  A man was arrested Wednesday afternoon after showing up to Dallas PD Southwest patrol with a mask, guns and drugs in his vehicle and threatening to shoot. In the mans car was a mask in the style worn by the group Anonymous, multiple guns and marijuana. A Dallas police major tweeted a photo of the items. #DPD officers continue working hard. 1 guy arrested at SW with this….

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Concerns raised over students’ unions’ anti-Israel stance – BBC News

Media playback is unsupported on your device Media captionDevora Khafi Concerns over some students’ unions’ support for a boycott of Israel are being looked into by the Charity Commission, the BBC has learned. Seventeen student bodies have endorsed the BDS movement – which calls for an international boycott of Israel over the way it treats Palestinians. Some Jewish students in the UK say growing support for BDS has fuelled a…

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