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Facebook to Pay as Much as $250000 Per Episode for Originals Facebook to Pay as Much as $250000 Per Episode for Originals
- May 25, 2017

Facebook will reportedly pay up to $250,000 for longer-scripted shows, which will be owned outright by the social media giant, which then will sell ad time to supplement them. In June, it was reported that Facebook would pay out more than $50 million to publishers and celebrities to create Live videos, yet failed to renew those contracts this year. (more...)
GWENT Public Beta now available GWENT Public Beta now available
- May 25, 2017

The above cinematic trailer features a game between Geralt and Ciri, while the below gameplay trailer explains how Gwent works. If you'd like to try out Gwent while it's in open beta, head on over to the download page and give it a shot. (more...)
Intel plans to integrate Thunderbolt into future CPUs Intel plans to integrate Thunderbolt into future CPUs
- May 25, 2017

Intel is pushing hard to make sure Thunderbolt 3 is the future of wired connectivity, announcing an aim to bring the ports to laptops everywhere through integrating Thunderbolt 3 with future processors. Partially because Thunderbolt 3 relies on a discrete controller chip at the moment, however, manufacturers have reserved the feature for premium notebooks and motherboards-if it's implemented at all. (more...)
Ivanka hales Saudi progress on women's rights
- May 25, 2017

Speaking to leaders from around 50 Muslim-majority countries in Saudi Arabia, the President attacked militants as "barbaric criminals who seek to obliterate human life". "For decades, Iran has fueled the fires of sectarian conflict and terror", he said. "Until the Iranian regime is willing to be a partner for peace, all nations of conscience must work together to isolate it". (more...)
Opposing Brexit and scrapping diesel cars lead Liberal Democrat manifesto Opposing Brexit and scrapping diesel cars lead Liberal Democrat manifesto
- May 25, 2017

Access to finance is not the only obstacle that a Tim Farron-led government says it would try to overcome for creative traders. A central part of the strategy is the view that strong opposition makes for good government. And the party has promised a "responsible and realistic" £100bn fund for infrastructure investment, which will be used to build 300,000 homes a year by 2022. (more...)
Montana US House race sparks record campaign spending Montana US House race sparks record campaign spending
- May 25, 2017

In an audio recording posted by the newspaper, Gianforte can be heard saying that he was "sick and exhausted of you guys" and to "get the hell out of here". The incident comes less than 24 hours before voters in Montana were set to head to the polls in a race that is seen as a potential bellwether for the 2018 congressional midterm elections. (more...)
Red Sony Xperia XZ Premium smiles for the camera Red Sony Xperia XZ Premium smiles for the camera
- May 25, 2017

The company further said that it now only focus on flagship and mid-range models which include models like Xperia XZ Premium and Xperia XZs in the flagship segment, and Xperia XA1 and Xperia XA1 Ultra in the mid-range. This basically means that the company will no longer be making smartphones that slot in between the mid-range and high-end flagship categories. The folks at the Android Soul revealed that a Red variant of the Sony Xperia XZ Premium is in the pipeline. (more...)
Unlikely Figures Praising President Trump's Israel, Middle East Trip Unlikely Figures Praising President Trump's Israel, Middle East Trip
- May 25, 2017

Israeli Ambassador to Washington Ron Dermer reaffirmed Israel's "full confidence in our intelligence sharing relationship" after the bombshell revelation. "I can live with either one". "So you have another story wrong", he told reporters. Israeli officials say they are largely in the dark about what ideas Trump might present for peace or what concessions he may demand. (more...)
CM K Palaniswami writes to Narendra Modi on Tamil Nadu issues CM K Palaniswami writes to Narendra Modi on Tamil Nadu issues
- May 25, 2017

Palaniswami said the people of Tamil Nadu would be extremely happy the Prime Minister could kindly consent to unveil the portrait Jayalalithaa in the Tamil Nadu Legislative Assembly Chambers. Though Mr Palanisami told reporters after the hour-long meeting at the sprawling 7, Race Course Road residence of Mr Modi that politics was not discussed and the meeting focused only on the issues and problems faced by Tamil Nadu, there were ample indications that politics did figure in the discussions. (more...)
Manchester United Vs. Ajax Live Stream Manchester United Vs. Ajax Live Stream
- May 25, 2017

There are few surprises in Jose Mourinho's United line-up. The 28-year-old was named in Manchester United's starting line-up for the clash against Eredivisie giants Ajax in Stockholm on Wednesday night. Denied a glorious homecoming by a serious knee injury, United's Swedish striker Zlatan Ibrahimovic was present instead as a spectator to see his current side take on the team where he made his name. (more...)
Pro Bowl returning to Orlando in 2018 Pro Bowl returning to Orlando in 2018
- May 25, 2017

The network previously televised the game 22 times (1975-87 and 1995-2003), while ESPN has carried the game on 14 occasions - 1988-94, 2004-06, 2010 and 2015-17. Keeping the Pro Bowl in Orlando helps considerably with not only travel but with the time zone issues that arise when having a major press event so far away in Hawaii. (more...)
Embattled Brazilian president orders troops to restore order
- May 25, 2017

All ministry buildings were evacuated. A corruption investigation into Brazilian President Michel Temer could hamper the country's reform agenda and hurt its already painful economic recovery. The president has vowed that he will not step down over the scandal, saying in an interview with Brazil's Folha de São Paulo newspaper, "I won't resign, oust me if you want". (more...)
Message Of Peace During Pope-Trump Meeting
- May 25, 2017

Trump gave the pontiff a box of books written by the Rev. Martin Luther King Jr., whom the pope has cited several times in his speeches, including his address to Congress during his US visit in September 2015. But Francis underscored his concern by including among his gifts to Trump a copy of a document he has written denouncing human contributions to climate change. (more...)
Mobile Will Pay Off Your Verizon Google Pixel, If You Switch Mobile Will Pay Off Your Verizon Google Pixel, If You Switch
- May 25, 2017

The company specifically aimed Verizon customers who now own a Google Pixel/Pixel XL or iPhone. The two carriers compete very well on data plans - T-Mobile's unlimited plan is cheaper, while Verizon still offers an attractively priced 5GB plan if you don't need unlimited data. (more...)
Notable Runners Huntsman Corporation (NYSE:HUN), Oclaro, Inc. (NASDAQ:OCLR) Notable Runners Huntsman Corporation (NYSE:HUN), Oclaro, Inc. (NASDAQ:OCLR)
- May 25, 2017

About 19.97M shares traded or 494.35% up from the average. It has outperformed by 75.18% the S&P500. Stock of Twitter, Inc. The stock was sold at an average price of $24.92, for a total transaction of $687,617.56. Its book value per share for the most recent quarter is $6.12 while its price to book ratio for the same period is 4.27, as for as the company's cash per share for the most recent quarter is $1.97, however its price to cash per share ratio for the same period is 13.27. (more...)
Garmin enters the spherical camcorder market, with the VIRB 360 Garmin enters the spherical camcorder market, with the VIRB 360
- May 25, 2017

Stabillization is applied using VIRB Mobile app or VIRB Edit desktop software and is only available for videos stitched in camera. Highlights: The VIRB 360 features automatic in-camera stitching up to 4K at 30 fps. Photo modes include single capture, burst shooting, and time lapse . The VIRB 360 is compatible with virtual reality headsets and live playback through the free VIRB Mobile app. (more...)
Epic Far Cry 5 Poster Reveals Extremist Religious Cult Epic Far Cry 5 Poster Reveals Extremist Religious Cult
- May 25, 2017

After the announcement on may 26, all the details Ubisoft reveal at E3 2017, which will be held in June this year in Los Angeles. The key art is obviously missing quite a few characters, so we should get even more info when Ubisoft releases the full image. (more...)
Whales Were Not Always As Big As They Are Now Whales Were Not Always As Big As They Are Now
- May 25, 2017

That led to the question of why this shift happened at that time. Slater and his fellow researchers were able to tease out this story by examining the fossil records at the Smithsonian's National Museum of Natural History . "We might imagine that whales just gradually got bigger over time, as if by chance, and perhaps that could explain how these whales became so massive", said Graham Slater, of the University of Chicago. (more...)
Sea lion drags young girl off dock and underwater in scary video Sea lion drags young girl off dock and underwater in scary video
- May 25, 2017

Fujiwara grabbed his phone and started shooting video . Marine mammal researchers say people wouldn't let their children feed a bear , and the same should go for a sea lion and all wild animals . Baziuk explained that Steveston Harbor is part of the sea lions' migratory route and the males often swim nearby in search of free food. A man standing nearby, possibly the girl's father or relative, immediately dived into the water to rescue her after which both of them were pulled out by ... (more...)
Pope Francis offers olive branch to Donald Trump in Vatican meeting
- May 25, 2017

When the two men emerged from their private talk, Mr. Trump told Francis "I won't forget what you said". During the election campaign, Francis criticized Trump's promise to build a wall on the Mexican border and his declaration that the US should turn away Muslim immigrants and refugees. (more...)

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