Archive | June 2018

Drake’s ‘Scorpion’ destroyed major Apple Music and Spotify streaming records

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It’s been a big week for Drake.

First the artist confirmed on multiple tracks off his album Scorpion that he is indeed a father. Now, one day after the new album’s Friday launch, we’ve also learned that Scorpion broke a big streaming record: It earned the most streams on its very first day, on both Spotify and Apple Music.

Apple Music confirmed the broken record on Instagram, noting that Scorpion was streamed more than 170 million times in its first 24 hours of release. An …

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This entry was posted on June 30, 2018, in Mashable.

Donald Trump isn’t even trying to lie convincingly anymore

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We’re all tired of “Donald Trump tweeted more BS” stories, but the lie he dropped on Saturday is too much of a doozy to ignore.

“I never pushed the Republicans in the House to vote for the Immigration Bill, either GOODLATTE 1 or 2, because it could never have gotten enough Democrats as long as there is the 60 vote threshold,” Trump tweeted on Saturday afternoon.

Here. See it for yourself. His own words, from his own tweet.

I never pushed the Republicans in the House to vote for the Immigration Bill, either GOODLATTE 1 or 2, because it could never have gotten enough Democrats as long as there is the 60 vote threshold. I released many prior to the vote knowing we need more Republicans to win in Nov.

— Donald J. Trump (@realDonaldTrump) …

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This entry was posted on June 30, 2018, in Mashable.

The best signs from the Families Belong Together marches

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On Saturday, people around the U.S. gathered for Families Belong Together marches in solidarity with the migrant parents and children who’ve been separated at the U.S.-Mexico border as a result of the Trump administration’s “zero tolerance” immigration policy.

As the New York Times reports, there are more than 2,000 children in detention centers, and concrete plans to return them to their parents are few and far between. At Saturday’s marches, protestors carried signs demanding swift action.

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This entry was posted on June 30, 2018, in Mashable.

A rocket launched in ‘Fortnite’ and the internet went wild

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Fortnite‘s rocket launch may be over, but the memories linger.

Epic Games staged a one-time-only “Blast Off” event on SaturdayFortnite players that were lucky enough to be online and in-game at precisely 1:30 p.m. ET had the opportunity to witness a proper spectacle: A rocket launch.

Seeing it firsthand was no easy task. Even at the best of times, Fortnite hits players with long waits and server queues when they’re trying to join a game. And for Blast Off, a hyped event with a very specific timetable, servers were absolutely slammed.

For anyone out there who might have missed it, social media provides…. …

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This entry was posted on June 30, 2018, in Mashable.