Report: Snapchat to Get Ads, News

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Snapchat is planning to broaden its offerings this fall with ads, TV and movie clips and news articles, according to a report.

The popular app, which famously rebuffed a $3 billion acquisition offer from Facebook last year, is in talks with advertisers and media companies about a service called Snapchat Discovery that would display such content, according to The Wall Street Journal. The new offering would launch in November, according to the report.

See also: Sorry, Facebook: Snapchat Still More Popular Among Undergrads

Reps from Snapchat could not be reached for comment.

Though several media companies are said to be interested in Snapchat Discovery, the report names just one: MailOnline, the online unit of British newspaper the Daily Mail Read more…

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20Aug

Photo Series Captures the Ageless Beauty of Senior Women at the Salon

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There’s nothing more beautiful than growing old gracefully, especially when it comes with a fair amount of wisdom.

Robbie Kaye was a few months away from turning 50 when she began a photojournalistic study of women in their 70s and older. It turned into Beauty and Wisdom, a full-fledged crusade against beauty double standards and ageism

See also: 20 People Reveal What Makes Them Feel Beautiful

“I saw the faces of women who have weathered many storms and supported many people through trials and tribulations,” Kaye said in an interview with Mashable. “They fought for all of us, to expand our culture that still is so very focused on the beauty of youth and all that is ‘obviously’ beautiful.” Read more…

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20Aug

20 Shameless Purchases From That Glorious First Paycheck

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That sweet, sweet first paycheck — when you have more money in your life than you’ve ever had before.

Let’s be honest: You probably did something stupid with your first paycheck. Whether it was a bag of Cheetos or something a little more … illegal, you probably didn’t invest it like you should have.

See also: 25 Apps to Save You Money

Secret-sharing app Whisper collected the things people bought with their first paycheck, from the weird to the mundane.

$600 worth of clothes that I barely wore

A CD of T.S. Eliot reading his own poetry

My first cell phone

Food... Specifically, 5 boxes of honey buns.

Weave

A horse

Weed

75 foot slip and slide:D Best idea ever!!!!

porn and lemon flavored candy.

Ukulele

Taco Bell

A pregnancy test

A vibrator

Cheetos

Cleaning supplies and a frozen pizza

400$ fur boots

Nintendo 64, starfox, super Mario bros 64 and Mario kart

Art supplies. Still do every single time... which maybe explains why I'm failing at life... Shit.

A red plastic treasure chest that I kept alcohol in

Xbox live gold membership.

For more first paycheck confessions, check out Whisper. Read more…

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20Aug

Endangered Dragonfly Could Be Saved by Lower Speed Limits

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Slow down, drivers. You could save America’s rarest dragonfly.

The Hine’s emerald dragonfly is the only dragonfly on the federal endangered species list. The insect’s largest remaining population lives in Door County, Wisconsin, where sandy beaches and cherry and apple orchards draw tourists from Green Bay and beyond.

A 2003 study found these summer drivers kill about 3,300 Hine’s emerald dragonflies each year, said Amber Furness, a University of South Dakota graduate student. No one knows exactly how many Hine’s emerald dragonflies are left, but there are at least 10,000 in Door County and up to 3,000 in the Chicago region Read more…

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20Aug

Hackers Reportedly Exploited Heartbleed Bug to Steal 4.5 Million Patient Records

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The hackers who stole 4.5 million patient records from an American hospital network might have exploited the infamous Heartbleed bug to carry out the hack — the first time the bug has been reported to be at the center of a high-profile breach.

The attackers, who are suspected to be Chinese hackers, took advantage of a device that had not been patched to fix the Heartbleed bug to steal user credentials. They later used the login information to get into the network of Community Health Systems (CHS), where they siphoned off patients’ information such as names, addresses, birth dates, telephone numbers and social security numbers, according to Dave Kennedy, the CEO of security company TrustedSec. Read more…

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20Aug

The Children of Ferguson, on the Front Lines

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FERGUSON, Missouri — Parked in a driveway just steps away from an armored police truck was a truck that served a very different purpose on Tuesday night — a stage for five carefree children to perform their song, “Hands Up, Don’t Shoot.”

Eight-year-old Meosha was on drums made from a bucket. Shakira, 7, and Aaliyah, 6, were backup dancers, holding up their hands and waving a sign scribbled with the name of their song. A showman by nature, 10-year-old Satravion provided lead vocals while Cory, 2, supplied a sporadic backup melody

See also: Ferguson Protester: ‘You Don’t Want to Be Here After Sundown’ Read more…

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20Aug

11 Back To School Tips From Pop Culture's Top Slackers

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Students, rejoice — it’s time to prep for back to school.

While it might make sense to take tips from Hermione or Rory Gilmore on decorating your notebooks and cramming your summer reading list in a last-minute Netflix marathon, sometimes it’s the rebels without a care (for the periodic table) who really have the advice that can get you through another school year.

See also: 15 DIY Supplies That Will Actually Make You Excited for School

On the bright side, there’s only 10 more months until next summer. Read more…

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20Aug

Heartbleed blamed for Chinese theft of 4.5 million health records

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Yesterday, Community Health Systems announced that Chinese hackers had managed to steal the healthcare records of 4.5 million of its customers. Now, security firm TrustedSec is claiming that the reason the information was swiped was because of the…

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20Aug

Tiny accelerometer adds motion detection to clothes and cheap phones

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Imagine a shirt or pants that can detect movement and tell you if that golf swing was weak or that jump shot was a bit lacking. That’s the biggest goal of a company called mCube: to have its new and really tiny accelerometer embedded in clothing,…

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20Aug

Ubisoft won't attempt an unlimited gaming service until EA proves it can work

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It turns out Electronic Arts’ Access program has at least one high-profile spectator: Ubisoft CEO Yves Guillemot. The Assassin’s Creed and Watch Dogs company’s head says that Ubisoft is keeping a keen eye on what that type of service can offer…

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20Aug

Brazilian judge tells Apple and Google to pull Secret from people's devices

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Secret’s app is ostensibly meant for office gossip and getting transgressions out of your system, but it has also been abused by bullies wanting to intimidate and shame others. Well, one Brazilian judge is fed up with that misuse — enough so that…

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