October 16, 2012 |
LinkedIn just unveiled a sleek new look for profile pages that it hopes will get people to spend more time and come back more often. The professional network, dubbed "the anti-Facebook" with 175 million users and its shares trading at about $111, said the new design, which will roll out over the next few months, makes it easier for users to update their profiles and connect with others. It's all part of a push to fuel growth and engagement on LinkedIn. LinkedIn wants people to visit LinkedIn every day to stay in touch with their professional contacts, not just when they are job hunting, much the way people check Facebook each day for status updates from their friends.
October 11, 2012 |
NEW YORK - As they swept through airports while making their ambitious, risky new movie, "Cloud Atlas," directors Andy and Lana Wachowski got used to answering a surprisingly tough question from customs officials. "They'd say, 'What's your movie about?'" said Andy. "It's about the sum of human experience. They always look up and go, 'Oh, really…'" "Our target audience is customs officials," whispered Lana. PHOTOS: Scenes from 'Cloud Atlas' Actually, their target audience is grown-ups.
October 8, 2012 |
When looking at wood from the Los Angeles company Timeline, one can't help but fall for the illusion. You're not really looking at vintage wood salvaged from an aged barn. Those are newly painted boards covering the floors and walls of the Timeline showroom downtown - new boards made to look old. The company handcrafts each one, creating nicks and scratches in the wood to mimic the rough surface of reclaimed lumber. Paint is layered in a manner that plays off other coats as well as the texture of the wood.
September 23, 2012 |
Aaron Paul blinked back tears from the podium as he accepted his second supporting actor Emmy for his turn as the troubled Jesse Pinkman on “Breaking Bad.” Paul said he didn't expect to win, figuring his costar Giancarlo Esposito would take the trophy, as many predicted, for playing the drug kingpin Gus Fring. EMMYS: Full coverage | Winners | Reactions | Red carpet arrivals | Timeline | Highlights | Best & worst “I cried in his arms and said, 'It doesn't make sense to me that I was on that stage and you're not,'” Paul said backstage.
September 18, 2012 |
Twitter introduced a feature similar to Facebook's "Cover Photo" that allows users to post a large personal picture to their profile page. It also updated the apps for using Twitter on mobile devices such as iPhones and iPads as well as phones running Android. Users can now add large photos that will appear above their tweets on their profile page, a feature Twitter is calling the "Header Photo. " But the Header Photo is hardly innovative. Facebook introduced something similar called the Cover Photo back when it announced its new Timeline profiles late last year.
September 6, 2012 |
LinkedIn announced it has introduced redesigned business profiles, which are officially known as Company Pages, to make them more helpful to users than they previously were. However, one of the new features looks a lot like that of a LinkedIn competitor's, and that's because the professional social network has added new images to the top of Company Pages that look like the Cover Photos used by Facebook for user profiles and their business pages. "We know a picture is worth a thousand words, so we've provided companies with the ability to easily add an image that best represents their company and brand," LinkedIn said in a press release.
August 13, 2012 |
While the closing ceremony of the London Olympics allegedly marked historic viewership on Sunday, the silver medal in entertainment news undoubtedly went to Jennifer Aniston's engagement. Accepting a ring from boyfriend Justin Theroux, news of their promise to marry comes as a thrilling new chapter for Aniston fans: the potential end of the wrenching Brad Pitt and Angelina Jolie triangle that's been lining tabloid pockets since 2005. Headlines like "Has Jen finally found her happy ending?"
August 2, 2012 |
In a not-very-subtle jab against Facebook, Google+ head Vic Gundotra says he's not opening up the social network's app development platform yet in part to avoid “ screwing over developers .” In case you missed it, disgruntled veteran developer Dalton Caldwell on Wednesday published a scathing open letter to Facebook in which he accused the company of trying to bully him into joining its App Center team. Caldwell, cofounder of iMeem and PicPlz, wrote the letter after he presented a product from his start-up App.net, which uses the Facebook platform, to Facebook executives.
July 31, 2012 |
Facebook has started to roll out "save for later," a new feature on its app and website that lets users store friends' posts to read later. Users will begin seeing the feature pop up on their mobile devices with a notification explaining that they can hold down anywhere on a post to save it. On facebook.com, users will start to see a button reading "Save" alongside posts' "Like," "Comment" and "Share" buttons. ROUNDUP: The freshest Facebook features To access the content, users can go to the menu bar of the mobile version of Facebook and will soon find a "Saved" section within the "Favorites" portion of the menu.
July 30, 2012
1960 USSR - Marsnik 1: Rocket failed USSR - Marsnik 2: Rocket failed 1962 USSR - Sputnik 22: Exploded in Earth orbit during Cuban missile crisis; debris triggered U.S. early warning radar systems. USSR - Mars 1: Radio failed at 65.9 million miles. USSR - Sputnik 24: Achieved Earth orbit only. 1964 U.S. - Mariner 3: Cover of craft never detached from rocket. U.S. - Mariner 4: First Mars success; returned 21 photos.