Justin Bieber Takes To Twitter To Brag About How People Look Up To Him
Shoulda thought about your word choice there, Biebsy! Justin Bieber has taken to his Instagram to proudly remind people that he is TOTALLY a role model! Ya know, cause getting arrested for driving drunk, being rude to lawyers , and having no cares to be given to other people is TOTALLY behavior one should copy. The Biebs posted this picture of himself playing Dance, Dance Revolution — which, btw, 2003 called and wants it's game back — with a bunch of kids looking up to him…literally. He captioned the photo: Everyone has someone they look up to. But, they only look up to you by default because they're all shorter than you.
BlackBerry Opens Up BBM To Windows Phone Users
BlackBerry said on Thursday its popular messaging system BBM, or BlackBerry Messenger, would now be open to those using the Windows phone platform, a move that potentially makes the messaging service more appealing to its enterprise clients. BlackBerry, which is seeking to reinvent itself as a more software and services driven company as its smartphone market share has dwindled, has been lately touting new BBM features in a bid to make it a more viable messaging tool for clients such as corporations and government agencies that are on the lookout for a secure messaging service.
Avril Lavigne Gets 17-Carat Diamond Ring From Husband Chad Kroeger As Anniversary Gift
When Nickelback frontman Chad Kroeger popped the question to Avril Lavigne in the spring 2013 he presented her with a very impressive 14-carat pear-shaped diamond ring . Now, more than a year later and on the couple's first wedding anniversary the rocker has gifted his wife with an even more amazing sparkler. A massive 17-carat diamond ring, to be exact. The "Smile" singer shared a snapshot of the blinding bling on Twitter today and you may want to don your shades before you sneak a peek.
Free, France’s T-Mobile, Wants To Acquire T-Mobile For $15 Billion
France’s disruptive telecom company Free just announced that it wanted to acquire T-Mobile US. Free (also known as Iliad) offers $15 billion in cash for 56.6 percent of the American company at $33 per share. Overall, Free says that it values T-Mobile at a 42 percent premium compared to T-Mobile’s share price of $25.4 before rumors of a Sprint acquisition started making the rounds. Yet, the young and scrappy company was able to provide truly unlimited offers for a fraction of the price.
'Sharknado 2' Creates Feeding Frenzy On Twitter, Record Audience For Syfy
Flying sharks chomping through New York City drew a record audience for Syfy's "Sharknado 2: The Second One," and became the most tweeted-about TV movie on social media. "Sharknado 2," which aired on Wednesday and reunited leading stars Tara Reid and Ian Ziering from last year's campy hit "Sharknado," drew 3.9 million viewers to become Syfy's most-watched original movie. On Twitter, Syfy, a unit of Comcast Corp's NBCUniversal, said the movie garnered 1 billion impressions across conversations on the micro-blogging site, and was also among the top trending topics of Wednesday evening.
GoPro Falls 8% After Reporting Stronger-Than-Expected Q2 Revenue Of $244.6M
Today marked GoPro’s first earnings report as a public company. The camera firm traded up more than 3.5% in regular hours before its release. For the second quarter, GoPro had revenue of $244.6 million, up 38.1% year-over-year, and earnings per share of $0.08 on a non-GAAP basis. For comparison, in the first quarter of 2014, GoPro had revenue of $235 million.
R. Kelly Has Been DROPPED From An Ohio Music Festival — Thanks To Popular Demand!
Ruh roh! R. Kelly's career seems to be on a STEEP downward spiral! The latest dramz comes from Ohio. When the singer was announced as a headliner for Labor Day weekend's Fashion Meets Music Festival, fest-goers freaked out SO much that organizers pulled him from the lineup this morning. FMMF tried to support their decision, but once a ton of bands and vendors started quitting the fest, they saw that as their cue to jump the R. Kelly ship! One band slated to perform, Saintseneca, were VERY vocal about their distaste. They said the festival was ignoring "his very serious allegations of sexual violence and assault.”
Home Owned By Trump Holdout Sells At Auction
An Atlantic City-area real estate figure has bought at auction a property that earned its owner near-folk hero status for resisting decades of overtures from developers including Donald Trump. Joshua Olshin of AuctionAdvisors says Vera Coking's modest three-story boardinghouse sold Thursday afternoon for $530,000 plus 10 percent commission. Olshin says that bidding was active and that the winner wishes to remain anonymous.
LinkedIn Launches A Standalone Sales Navigator To Help Users With “Social Selling”
LinkedIn is fleshing out its tools for salesepople today with a new version of its Sales Navigator. The biggest difference — the Sales Navigator is now a standalone product, rather than an additional set of features on the main LinkedIn site. Vice President of Sales Solution Mike Derezin and Group Product Manager Sachin Rekhi argued that the Sales Navigator is part of “the transformation in how you buy and sell products,” particularly when it comes to business-to-business sales. The old system of cold calling is increasingly ineffective, he said: “Buyers are essentially saying, ‘I want you to find me if I’m the right person, I want you to be informed about me, I want you to go in through a warm introduction.'” He added that social selling consists of four main steps — establishing a presence on social networks, finding the right people, engaging with those people, and building trust.
'Sharknado 2' Whipped Up Storm Of Viewers, Tweets
Syfy says its sequel to the horror spoof "Sharknado" snapped up 3.9 million viewers Wednesday night. The film, officially titled "Sharknado 2: The Second One," nearly tripled the 1.37 million viewers who saw last summer's premiere of the original "Sharknado" film. Meanwhile, Nielsen estimates that 5.5 million people saw one or more of the 581,000 tweets posted during the airing. At one point, the film held all top 10 trending topics in the United States. By comparison, 318,000 tweets about the first "Sharknado" film were posted when it premiered last July. In campy fashion, "Sharknado 2" moved the action from Los Angeles to New York City, which was besieged by its own fearsome storm of rain and falling sharks.