Musk criticises NPR: ‘You don’t generally bite the hand that feeds you’
In an interview with The Babylon Bee, Musk talks about NPR leaving Twitter, after the company labelled it as state0funded media:
We’re trying to apply the rules consistently at Twitter. If we’re going to call some media state-affiliated, then we should apply the label equally. They got pretty upset at that, and said that ‘state-affiliated’ implies that the state has editorial authority and influence over the content. So you’re saying you don’t have that? How self-aware are you? NPR literally, on their own website, said government funding was essential to their operation. We even changed [the label] from ‘state-affiliated’, to ‘state-funded’. That’s literally a statement of fact. But they’re unhappy with that. They have got to their punches in criticizing the government. It’s just a guess, based on their extreme dependence on government funding. I mean you don’t generally bite the hand that feeds you.
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— The Babylon Bee (@TheBabylonBee) May 31, 2023
Flies to Ibiza with black eye
McGregor posts an image with his son on a private jet, flying to Ibiza. He has a bruise under his left eye.
We are having lunch on the jet on our way to Ibiza, and he is still after the watch too. My young son is like his father. A ruthless animal.
Verizon Media Tech Venture Studio panel
Yaccarino appears on a ‘Content and the Consumer’ panel with Tim Armstrong, CEO of Oath, talking about ‘advertising, content distribution, and why brands can never lose sight of the consumer.’ When asked about how companies like Oath and NBC Universal are competing with companies like Snapchat, Google and Facebook, Yaccarino and Armstrong both said that they view the tech giants as partners (not rivals).
We helped Apple monetize their mobile news. That was our entré into the mobile space.
Test 9 – please ignore
While reviewing a video of him beating Marcus Brimage, McGregor says he is now a different class of fighter.
Funnily enough, looking back at these old fights, every fight I think: ‘I’d kill that guy now. I’d kill the guy that killed that guy’.
On the meaning of his victory.
That’s Ireland’s first ever time to grace the Octagon. See that flag, that’s the first time that flag has ever been raised in the Octagon…That was the beginning of me taking over. It’s a beautiful thing. I’m rich. I’m rich now.
How to grow a Facebook fan page0 Comments
Newslines helps fan pages monetize their users. But how do you build up a fan page in the first place? There are three main options:
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- Grow the page buy buying page-builder ads from Facebook To grow your page faster, you can use Facebook ads. We have found that, if you target your ads effectively, you can get a single new user for $0.15 and possibly less. Never, ever, buy fans using a third-party service. These services sell low quality fake fans from non-premium countries, and they will kill your engagement.
- Buy a page that someone else has built up. Buying pages can be expensive, but if you want to get started quickly, it’s the way to go. I recommend you start by having a look at viralaccounts.com and a new forum called SWAPD.co. While the former is a members-only forum, the latter is an open forum that allows you to see pages that are currently on offer. In addition to Facebook fan pages, you can see Instagram and Youtube accounts. To help make purchases more secure both sites offer an escrow-type sales process.
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Patty Duke dies age 69
Patty Duke dies at age 69. Her agent confirms her death to the Associated Press, saying she died early in the morning of sepsis from a ruptured intestine. Son Sean:
She had “really, really suffered” with her illness, was a really, really, really hard process. It was hard for her, it was hard for the people who love her to help her….
Elliot Erwitt born in Paris
Erwitt is born as Elio Romano in Paris, France, from Russian parents of Jewish origin. His mother loves to draw and paint while his father is an architect by education. He enjoys a happy childhood in Milan, Italy, where he attends elementary school.
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Protestors confront police0 Comments
Several dozen protesters assemble near the Mobil gas station where Martin was shot, and shout at police officers guarding the station. They move onto Highway 170 nearby, at times closing the road. The crowd includes Martin’s mother and stepfather. The protest comes a night after Martin was fatally shot in an incident in which a man is suspected to have pulled a gun on an officer.
Ruin Our Lives video0 Comments
Krieg releases the official music video for the single Ruin Our Lives.
Guetta Composes 60-minute Megamix0 Comments
Throwing a party this weekend but have no idea what music to play? Stop stressing, David Guetta‘s got you! The French producer has kindly composed a 60-minute megamix featuring the biggest dance hits of 2014 (with a couple of golden oldies thrown into for good measure) especially for Labor Day parties. And it’s pretty hard to fault his selections.
Talk is Jericho interview
Shadows is a guest on Talk is Jericho to discuss Avenged Sevenfold’s new album and the death of Jimmy “The Rev” Sullivan.
We’re kind of in that realm where we have a lot of complainers about stuff we put out. I don’t really know any other way to do it, though. We like to put out different records. The next one will be as different to Hail to the King as Hail to the King is so different from everything else we’ve ever put out.
SpaceShipTwo first powered flight0 Comments
SpaceShipTwo makes its first flight using rocket power. It takes off from the Movaje Space Port with the carrier vehicle, WhiteKnightTwo, and releases above 46,000 feet. Pilot Mark Stucky and co-pilot Mike Alsbury perform a 16-second test burn of the rocket engine to reach a maximum altitude of 56,000 feet and top speed of Mach 1.2 (the sound barrier is 761 mph at sea level). Virgin Galactic president:
The successful outcome of this test marks a pivotal point for our program. We will now embark on a handful of similar powered flight tests, and then make our first test flight to space.
Producers Grant Heslov, Ben Affleck and George Clooney win the Academy Award for Best Picture of 2012 for Argo. Jack Nicholson, and Michelle Obama, via satellite link from Washington, D.C., present the award. Affleck:
You can’t hold grudges. It’s hard but you can’t hold grudges. And it doesn’t matter how you get knocked down in life, because that’s gonna happen. All that matters is that you gotta get up. Violet, Sam and Sera, I love you; this is for you.
Tempestt Bledsoe interview
Bledsoe talks about the premiere of her show Guys with Kids, and what goes into casting the children.
We have like 800 babies on the show.
Viva la Vida performance
Coldplay performs Viva la Vida at Capital FM’s Summertime Ball from their album Viva la Vida or Death and All His Friends
Set to close round above $5 billion0 Comments
The company is reported to have chosen the investors and is close to closing the round. Valuation is less than $6 billion, and it hasn’t selected the highest bidders.
Carell is nominated for Outstanding Lead Actor in a Comedy at the 63rd Primetime Emmy Awards for portraying Michael Scott on The Office.
Justin.tv hires staff to add e-sports0 Comments
The site adds live streams of competitive gaming, and starts recruiting developers to take advantage of the growing buzz around games like Starcraft in the U.S. and South Korea.