Archive | October 2018

Influencer sued for not promoting Snap’s Spectacles enough


For us mere follower-less mortals, making money as a social media influencer seems dead easy.

Like for Grown-ish actor Luka Sabbat, who was paid by Snapchat’s public relations agency PR Consulting (PRC) to promote Spectacles with posts on Instagram.

But now he’s being sued for allegedly not doing his job.

According to a complaint filed in the New York Supreme Court on Tuesday, Sabbat was paid $45,000 upfront in an influencer marketing deal worth $60,000 for four unique posts.

Sabbat, who has 1.4 million Instagram followers, was to deliver one Instagram feed post, and three Instagram stories of him at New York, Milan or Paris fashion weeks. One of these posts would include a provided swipe up link to Snap’s …

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This entry was posted on October 31, 2018, in Mashable.

The game is afoot with Justin Trudeau’s delightful Halloween costume


Justin Trudeau’s family is at it again with another year of delightful Halloween costumes.

Canada’s prime minister dressed up as Sir Arthur Conan Doyle’s beloved character Sherlock Holmes for the spooky holiday, donning the fictional detective’s signature deerstalker hat, pipe, and clue-hunting magnifying glass.

But Trudeau wasn’t alone in his costumed festivities, with his whole family joining in:

We’re dressed and ready to go… or should I say, the game is afoot! #HappyHalloween

— Justin Trudeau (@JustinTrudeau) …

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This entry was posted on October 31, 2018, in Mashable.

Spotify officially returns to Roku devices

As expected, has officially returned to Roku’s streaming platform. The music streaming app will be available on most Roku players and TVs running Roku OS 8.2 or higher. Access to the service starts today and will roll out to all supported device by t… …read more      

First teaser of Henry Cavill in ‘The Witcher’ inspires glorious memes


Netflix dropped a Halloween surprise by releasing a very brief first look at Justice League star Henry Cavill in the TV adaptation of The Witcher video game.

But the real journey was not the 10 seconds of footage with no dialogue — it was the memes we made along the way.

Cavill has the thankless job of being the live-action embodiment of a video game character. Which, in the case of Geralt, means wearing the most 1995 Dungeons and Dragons wig you’ve ever seen on a human man.

The jokes came in hot, silvery, and with the accuracy of arrow to the face. Namely, in how closely he resembles Christopher Lambert from another video game adaptation, 1995’s Mortal Kombat. …

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This entry was posted on October 31, 2018, in Mashable.

A group of friends dressed up as a different Tom Hanks characters for Halloween


Group costumes are the very soul of Halloween.

Group costumes are always awkward, though, because someone gets to be the cool main character while everyone else in the group has to dress up as the side characters who nobody remembers. But one gang of friends found a way around the group costume dilemma: they base their costumes around an actor’s iconic characters instead.

So far the group has covered Bill Murray, Robin Williams, Johnny Depp, Jim Carrey, and Will Ferrell.

This year, the they outdid themselves by dressing up as seminal Tom Hanks characters. From Woody from Toy Story to David S. Pumpkins from the Saturday Night Live haunted elevator skit, the group covered seven versions of America’s dad. …

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This entry was posted on October 31, 2018, in Mashable.

Twitter test makes it easier to see the latest tweets first

Twitter did start to restore some sense to timelines by letting you disable its “best tweets first” option, but it’s buried in the settings. What if you just wanted to flick it on and off? You might just get that chance. Twitter is testing a toggl… …read more      

This entry was posted on October 31, 2018, in Uncategorized.