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Adidas recruits all of the famous people to feature in their new campaign

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Selena Gomez had her own collection back in 2015. Karlie Kloss has been the face of Stella McCartney’s line for ages.  Gareth Bale was the poster boy for Adidas Football. But the brand has stepped up its influencer game of its latest ad. Because they’ve got every famous person ever to launch their new ‘Calling All Creators’ campaign. Adidas prides itself on being driven by creatives – artists, designers, musicians, and so they’ve put together an all-star cast which includes a load of them and some of the world’s best sportspeople. Just look at ... Read More »

Selfieccino debutes in London cafe

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This flight attendant discovered the cafe on the internet in Singapore before even travelling to London. Flight attendant, Safirah Safari said, "I actually heard it through Facebook back at home in Singapore when I was browsing through the Facebook and I saw one of the faces that actually shot the video of this and I actually texted my friend because we were going to London the next week so I told her let's come to this and just check it out. This is really interesting I've never seen any cafe that has a selfieccino, so it is really amazing"... Read More »

German spy agency warns of Chinese LinkedIn espionage

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The agency alleges that Chinese intelligence used the networking site to target at least 10,000 Germans, possibly to recruit them as informants. It released a number of fake profiles allegedly used for this purpose. BfV head Hans-Georg Maassen said the accounts show China's efforts to subvert top-level German politics. "This is a broad-based attempt to infiltrate in particular parliaments, ministries and government agencies," he said. China has denied similar allegations of cyber espionage in the past and has not yet responded to the Germ... Read More »

The four companies that shape our lives

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The four most important tech companies aren’t even just tech companies anymore. They each have embedded themselves in our lives, hugely influencing us by playing to our basic human instincts: from the eternal human search for answers to our need for love. That’s what Scott Galloway, professor of marketing at New York University, argues in his new book, The Four: The Hidden DNA of Amazon, Apple, Facebook, and Google. He also says that the companies’ deep pockets and massive customer base are what allow the companies to start competing in d... Read More »

Facebook creates 800 jobs as it opens new London office

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By the end of next year about 2,300 people will work for the social media company in the UK. The office will be Facebook's biggest engineering hub outside the US, and opens during its tenth year in the UK. Nicola Mendelsohn, Facebook's Europe, Middle East and Asia vice-president, said the company was "more committed than ever to the UK". She said Britain's "entrepreneurial ecosystem and engineering excellence" made it an ideal location for technology firms. The seven-floor building at Rathbone Place, near Oxford Circus in central London, wa... Read More »

Amazon Studios to Expand and Relocate to Iconic Culver Studios

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Originally developed by silent movie pioneer, Thomas H. Ince, Culver Studios has been home to some of the most famous films and television shows in Hollywood history, including Gone with the Wind and Citizen Kane. Amazon’s new Culver City offices will bring space for new jobs in a wide variety of roles including creative, technical, marketing and legal. “We are very excited about being a part of 100 years of movie and TV history at The Culver Studios,” said Albert Cheng, Head of AmazonStudios. “Most importantly, this new LA-based office will... Read More »

AWS Announces General Availability for Amazon Aurora PostgreSQL

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Amazon Web Services, Inc. (AWS), an Amazon.com company (NASDAQ: AMZN), announced general availability for Amazon Aurora with PostgreSQL compatibility. Amazon Aurora is a cloud-optimized relational database that combines the speed and availability of high-end commercial databases with the simplicity and cost-effectiveness of open source databases. Now, customers who use PostgreSQL databases can get up to several times better performance with scalability, durability, availability, and security as good as or better than commercial databases—all at... Read More »

Introducing Facebook 360 for Gear VR

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Today, we’re making 360 photos and videos even more immersive and easier to discover with the launch of the Facebook 360 app for Samsung Gear VR, powered by Oculus. The app is an exciting new way to explore Facebook 360 photos and videos. Experience 360 videos and photos from Pages and friends you follow in the Following feed. To download the Facebook 360 app for Gear VR, open the Oculus app on your Gear VR-compatible Samsung device and search for Facebook 360, or visit the Oculus site to get started. With more than 25 million 360 ... Read More »

News Feed FYI: New Signals to Show You More Authentic and Timely Stories

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New Signals to Identify Authentic Content One of our News Feed values is authentic communication. We’ve heard from our community that authentic stories are the ones that resonate most — those that people consider genuine and not misleading, sensational or spammy. When ranking News Feed we look at many signals personal to you, such as how close you are to the person or Page posting, as well as more universal signals like the overall engagement (likes, comments, shares) that a post has. With this update, we’re adding new universal signal... Read More »

Facebook’s Social Good Forum: Introducing Community Help and Donations in Live

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Community Help, a new feature that lets you ask for or offer help, including shelter, food and supplies after a natural disaster Safety Check, a simple way to let friends and family know you’re okay during a crisis, will now be triggered entirely by our community, not Facebook Expanding Fundraisers so people can raise money for more than 750,000 nonprofits and add a donate button to Live videos and posts Nonprofit partnerships with Movember this month and the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation on Giving Tuesday We’re inspired by how m... Read More »

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