Archive | April 2014

Floyd Mayweather on Buying the Clippers: ‘The Timing Is Right’

May
Feed-fb

Who will buy the Los Angeles Clippers if racist owner Donald Sterling is pushed out, as NBA Commissioner Adam Silver intends to do? Oprah Winfrey and Larry Ellison are among the many well-monied names being bandied about.

But of all the people who might-could-maybe become Clippers owners, one is more fun to consider than all the rest: Bombastic boxing megastar Floyd Mayweather, Jr., who on Wednesday told Mashable more about his interest in the team.

The Mayweather-as-owner conversation …

More about Nba, Entertainment, Sports, and Boxing
…read more    

This entry was posted on April 30, 2014, in Mashable.

Cannabis-Friendly Concerts Put Colorado Symphony on a High Note

Red-rocks-amphitheater
Feed-fb

Smoking marijuana just got a little classier in Colorado.

The Colorado Symphony Orchestra is holding a concert series consisting of four shows where patrons can toke up to their hearts’ content, called “Classically Cannabis: The High Note Series.”

The cannabis-friendly concert series aims to boost attendance in the wake of dwindling ticket sales, according to the …

More about Cannabis, Classical Music, Marijuana, Concert Series, and Music
…read more    

This entry was posted on April 30, 2014, in Mashable.

Beyond Breaking Things: All the News From Facebook’s F8

F8_conference_facebook-4
Feed-fb

Facebook unveiled a slew of new products and initiatives at the company’s F8 developer conference keynote on Wednesday, nearly all of them developer-related

Mark Zuckerberg kicked off the event with a few remarks but left most of the talking to other Facebook execs who focused on topics like building apps, growing a mobile audience, and then monetizing that audience. There was an emphasis on helping app developers get off the ground and work alongside Facebook in the process

Facebook has made great strides in mobile over the past 24 months, and the recent acquisition of Parse — along with its simple tools for helping new apps get off the ground fast — only deepened the company’s commitment to growing with mobile …

More about Facebook, Mark Zuckerberg, F8, Tech, and Apps Software
…read more    

This entry was posted on April 30, 2014, in Mashable.

No, Twitter Is Not Doomed

Ascani_twitteripo-34
Feed-fb

Who would have thought a social network announcing that it had topped 250 million active users would be seen as such bad news?

On Tuesday afternoon, Twitter revealed that it had 255 million monthly active users in the first three months of this year, an increase of 14 million users from the previous quarter and a gain of more than 50 million users from the same quarter a year earlier. While that might sound like a lot in the aggregate, user growth measured on a year-over-year basis continues to slow.

Wall Street responded to what was otherwise a pretty positive earnings report by sending the …

More about Twitter and Business
…read more    

This entry was posted on April 30, 2014, in Mashable.

Soccer Stars’ Anti-Racism Statement Was Actually Not That Spontaneous

Alvesneymar
Feed-fb

A viral campaign soccer stars sparked against racism this week wasn’t as spontaneous as it looked

Instead, it was carefully orchestrated — and even cooler than it initially appeared

Brazil and FC Barcelona star Dani Alves drew worldwide acclaim on Sunday when he took a bite out of a banana that a fan threw on the field during an away match against Spanish team Villarreal. Racist taunts, including bananas and other references to monkeys, are an all-too-common way some European …

More about Soccer, World Cup, Entertainment, and Sports
…read more    

This entry was posted on April 30, 2014, in Mashable.

7 Essential Questions About the Death Penalty, Answered

Lethal-injection1
Feed-fb

A botched execution in the state of Oklahoma on Tuesday has drawn criticism from the White House, infuriated the ACLU and — practically overnight — reignited the death penalty debate in America.

Clayton Lockett, convicted of raping and murdering a 19-year-old girl, was due to be executed at the state penitentiary in McAlester, Okla., Tuesday night when things went shockingly awry.

It began when Lockett was given a powerful anesthetic at 6:23 p.m. CDT, the …

More about Execution, Drugs, Us World, Politics, and Us
…read more    

This entry was posted on April 30, 2014, in Mashable.

South Korean Students on Sunken Ferry Captured Their Last Moments on Video

South-korea-ferry1
Feed-fb

As the South Korean ferry Sewol began to sink on April 16, some of the 325 high school students onboard captured their last minutes on video.

Television producer Choi Seung-ho called the video the “most heartbreaking scene I have seen in my 27-year broadcasting career,” before he introduced it on a website run by the Korea Center for Investigative Journalism, New York Times reported.

“This looks like the end,” one boy says, according to the …

More about Video, Students, South Korea, Us World, and World
…read more    

This entry was posted on April 30, 2014, in Mashable.