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How to Pick the Right Name For Your Entertainment Blog – JOSIC – Digital Intelligence

JOSIC – Digital Intelligence

How to Pick the Right Name For Your Entertainment Blog
JOSIC – Digital Intelligence
However, if you are looking to make money with your blog, you will have to make it search engine friendly and you must blog on a regular basis. Knowing what your keywords are and using them correctly will boost your blogs ranking. Your keywords are to

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I have so many haters: Constance Hall — when a blogging life backfires – The West Australian

The West Australian

I have so many haters: Constance Hall — when a blogging life backfires
The West Australian
If you doubted the existence of Australia's notorious tall poppy syndrome, take a look at the ride Fremantle blogger Constance Hall has been on the past 18 months. “I just have so many haters out there. I have hate groups with 2000 members,” Hall said.

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Beyoncs Lemonade Mystery: The Turbulent History of Jay Z, Rachel Roy, and Damon Dash

The fashion designer Rachel Roy may have outed herself as Beyoncé’s two-timing nemesis ‘Becky,’ but the history of Jay and Damon Dash exes dates all the way back to Aaliyah. “>

Rachel Roy kicked the Beyhive. What transpired was worse than the end of My Girl.

Lets back up a few steps. On Saturday night, Beyonc premiered her surreal, stunning visual poem Lemonade, a Malick-esque cinematic companion piece to her album of the same name. Equal parts vein-opening confession, Black Lives Matter manifesto, and celebration of black womanhood, the film piqued tabloid theorists interest with its myriad references to Queen Beys marital strife.

On the track Anger, she stalks about a parking lot screaming, If you try this shit again, youre gon lose your wife, before spiking her wedding ring at the camera. In Apathy, she starts things off with a mock eulogy for her marriage (Ashes to ashes, dust to side chicks), before dropping a cryptic clue about the identity of the other woman: He better call Becky with the good hair.

So, hours after Lemonade dropped, the fashion designer Rachel Roy posted the following photo to Instagram along with the caption: Good hair dont care, but we will take good lighting, for selfies, or self truths, always. live in the light #nodramaqueens.

While Roy did bring some of this backlash on herself by posting the image/caption in question, the punishment did not fit the alleged crime.

All this rabid speculation, of course, began in earnest when security footage emerged in May 2014 of Beyoncs sister, Solange, going Street Fighter on Jay in an elevator as a nonplussed Bey looked on. The incident occurred following a Met Gala after-party wherein the Sisters Knowles reportedly confronted Roy over her chummy relationship with Jay Z.

Solange was defending Beyonc in the elevator because Solange finds Jays friendship with Rachel to be WAY too close for comfort and it makes Solange very uncomfortable, a sourcetold Hollywood Life. Beyonc also confronted Rachel and said, Dont talk to my sister like that, after [Rachel] confronted Solange.

Roy has since been painted as the thirsty side chick scamming on Beyoncs manshe was Ali Larter in Obsessedwhile Jay Z was the tempted, happily married husband, reduced to a meme-ified punchline. You heard that right: A semi-successful, stunning fashionista was the predator, not the powerful music mogul who not only has a history of questionable behavior, but is also benefitting financially from this entire soap opera, with Lemonade available exclusively via his streaming service, Tidal.

And the disproportionate Roy-bashing seems even more absurd when you consider she is the ex-wife of Damon Dash, Jay Zs former best friend/business partner turned enemy, and that this is not the first time the two have been involved in a bizarre love triangle.

Harlem native Damon Dame Dash and Brooklyns Shawn Jay Z Carter met in 1994, when they were introduced by DJ Clark Kent. Dash was the entrepreneur, while Jay, a former drug dealer turned rapper, was the talent. In 1996, after the major labels passed on Jay Zs debut album, Reasonable Doubt, the two friendsalong with Kareem Biggs Burkestarted the label Roc-A-Fella Records in order to release it. Soon after, they started the successful clothing line Rocawear.

Things were relatively peachy on the Roc-A-Fella front until 1999, when both Jay Z and Dash began pursuing the 20-year-old R&B artist Aaliyah.

The two dated until Aaliyahs tragic death in a plane crash on Aug. 25, 2001. Dash later said that while they werent formally engaged, theyd discussed plans to marry.

One year after Aaliyahs passing, in 2002, rumors began circulating of a growing rift between Dash and Jay. Dash had signed his childhood pal Camron to Roc-A-Fellamuch to Jays chagrinand attempted to install him in an executive post at the label, a move that was blocked by Jay. Furthermore, since Jay was planning his retirement after The Black Album, Dash was plotting his own future, rounding up a stable of artists hed discovered.

At a certain point, I got ready to depend on my other artists, Dash later told New York magazine. I started putting together an armyKanye, Camron, Beanie, the Diplomats. I figured Jay gave me time to prepare. 

By 2004, Def Jam had offered to purchase Roc-A-Fella Records and install Jay as its CEO. According to New York, Jay invited Dash out to dinner at Da Silvano to break the news. Dash begged him to not take the name Roc-A-Fella, while Jay offered to give up everythingthe new post at Def Jam and Roc-A-Fella Recordsif he could have the masters back of Reasonable Doubt. Dash declined, and after Jay, Dash, and Biggs sold their 50 percent stake in Roc-A-Fella to Def Jam, giving the label complete ownership, Jay reclaimed his masters, kicked his two pals to the curb, and assumed the position of CEO.

He said, Its business, Dash explained to New York. But we were always supposed to be about more than business, Jay especiallyI did everything I possibly could so that he didnt have to raise his voice. He just had to whisper something in my ear and Id take care of it. The people I fought with to make money for him, Lyor Cohen and Kevin LilesDef Jam execshes made friends with. He hangs out with Puff now. Its like if your brother leaves you.

Camron and his hip-hop collective the Diplomats left The Roc for Warner Brothers, while the bulk of the artists on Roc-A-Fella stayed on with Jay Z over Dashincluding Dash discovery Kanye West.

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West later explained why he sided with Jay Z over Dash in a 2013 interview with Power 105.1s The Breakfast Club.

The problem was with Dame his truth was more accurate and more closer to what mine was, but his technique was harsh for me as a young kid and stuff, said West. I felt like a little bit more pressure. And Jay Z was a nice guy. And also I felt like I had that truth that Dame has in him. We the same. Me and Cam, me and Dame, we the same. But I wanted to learn this technique that Jay got of actually being likable So, Jay Z know how to move in a room full of vultures. You know what Im saying? As his little brother, I needed to learn that technique because I got something that God want me to give the world.

Dash started his own imprint, Dame Dash Music Group, but it folded shortly thereafter, and he never regained his former glory. Around this time, in 2005, he married Rachel Roy, a former creative director at Rocawear whowith Dashs helphad launched an eponymous fashion line. They had two daughters before splitting in 2009, and in April of last year, their custody battle came to an end less than a year after the Met Ball incident.

Dash has lost sole and physical custody of his two daughters, 15-year-oldAva Dash and 6-year-oldTallulah Dash, to ex-wife Roy, reported E! News, whod obtained the court documents. The fashion designer also successfully obtained a three-year restraining order against her ex, which also includes an order of protection for her daughters.

While Jays remained relatively mum about the state of his relationship with Dash, the latter has opened up about it quite a bit over the years, claiming Jay betrayed the company and even alleging he was tied to informants.

Their beef will, of course, forever be immortalized on the remix of Kanye Wests Diamonds Are Forever. In it, Jay raps, I took the name, I take the blame, later adding, Im not a businessman / Im a business, man / So let me handle my business, damn!

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19 Key Metrics to Guide Your First Blog – Business 2 Community (blog)

Business 2 Community (blog)

19 Key Metrics to Guide Your First Blog
Business 2 Community (blog)
This doesn't mean you should settle for making little or no money from your blog. Blogging is a key element of content marketing, and as such it should be a driving force for growing your startup's revenues. 2. You don't need to be a Millennial to be a

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Live Blogging: Battle of the Aces Tonight at Dodger Stadium Gametime: 7:10 pm – Pasadena Now

Live Blogging: Battle of the Aces Tonight at Dodger Stadium Gametime: 7:10 pm
Pasadena Now
in the first game of a six-game home stand, the Dodgers (.500) will face the Arizona Diamondbacks for a four game series. The game will pit two Dodgers, one former, one current, against each other with Clayton Kershaw facing former Dodger boy wonder …

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Xiaomi’s Microsoft Patent Buy-Up Is Part of Its Global Push

For decades, Chinese disregard for trademarks, copyrights, and other intellectual property has frustrated U.S. technology, entertainment and other companies. The next wave of intellectual-property conflict in China won’t be fights over pirated software or unauthorized downloads. Microsoft, which has been a leader in fighting Chinese pirates, this week announced a deal with Xiaomi, maker of some of China’s most popular smartphones, to put Skype and Microsoft Office on Xiaomi’s Android phones. As part of the deal, Xiaomi is buying nearly 1,500 of Microsoft’s patents, covering wireless communications, video, cloud, and multimedia technology.

The fact that Microsoft can find in Xiaomi a ready buyer for a bunch of its patents is a sign of the growing importance Chinese companies now put on intellectual property. This is particularly true of tech companies trying to develop global brands. Xiaomi wants to build sales with consumers outside China, and part of that push means accumulating more patents.

“They have beefed up their portfolios,” said Haifeng Huang, a partner with Jones Day in Hong Kong. Some, like Shenzhen-based Huawei Technologies, have done that by investing in R&D. Others, like Xiaomi, have gone shopping. “Chinese companies tend to look around and see if there are opportunities to acquire patents from other parties,” said Huang. “They are willing to pay a lot.”

Having a big patent portfolio is an important part of the go-abroad strategy for the Chinese government, which wants local champions to become top brands worldwide. The government is encouraging tech companies not only to file for patents but also find ways to make money from them, said Ningling Wang, a partner in Shanghai with the law firm Finnegan, Henderson, Farabow, Garrett & Dunner. The goal is to “extract value from high-quality patents,” she said.

“Historically, Chinese companies have tended to use patents solely for defensive purposes, but now Chinese companies are becoming more sophisticated.”

A better negotiating position

And when it comes to patent portfolios, size matters. That’s because a company like Xiaomi needs a big chunk of patents to improve its negotiating position against rivals that are demanding royalties for use of their own intellectual property. “It’s very difficult to measure the value of each company’s portfolio, so one measure is quantity,” said Matthew Laight, head of the intellectual-property group in Asia Pacific for law firm Bird & Bird. Quality matters, too: If a company has one or two patents that are particularly strong, they increase the value of the whole patent portfolio.

Either way, the goal is to have more leverage when negotiating cross-licensing deals. Typically, Chinese companies have been on the receiving end of legal challenges. Huawei, however, the Shenzhen-based maker of networking equipment, mobile phones, and other tech products, went on the offensive. On May 24, Huawei filed a lawsuit against Samsung Electronics in federal court in San Francisco, claiming the South Korean tech giants infringed on as many as 11 patents related to 4G mobile devices. “We will thoroughly review the complaint and take appropriate action to defend Samsung’s business interests,” Samsung Electronics said in an emailed statement.

While such cases are common among tech companies, it’s unusual for a Chinese company to be the plaintiff. The Chinese are usually the ones accused of being the copycats. By taking on Samsung, Huawei is taking “a very pioneering move,” said Wang.

Chinese companies are likely to use Huawei as a model and become more aggressive in challenging foreign companies about their use of Chinese-owned patents, according to John Wu, director of product development with Iptalent Consulting, an intellectual property advisory firm in Beijing. “Everyone wants to make money from the patents,” he said.

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Find Out What Will Shortz, Uzo Aduba, And Jane Goodall Have To Say

Ever wonder whats on the mind of todays most notable people? Well, dont miss our unbelievable roundup of the best and most talked about quotes of the day:

Back in college, I used to just make my friends guess words for fun. I never knew you could make money from it.
—Will Shortz
On his career editing the “New York Times” crossword

No matter which one of my boats Im talking about, I refer to it as my second boat. That way, everyone knows Ive got two.
—Uzo Aduba
On having two boats

When I started studying primates, I was worried I wouldnt have time anymore for my pet passion: studying atoms. But now I can buy a house made of atoms, so it all worked out nicely.
—Jane Goodall
On happy accidents

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Seminar on making money online to be held on Sunday – The News International

The News International

Seminar on making money online to be held on Sunday
The News International
KARACHI:The Karachi Bloggers Community is organizing a seminar on the subject of making money online at Arts Council Karachi on Sunday. The seminar will also discuss the subjects of Blogging, Freelancing besides Making Money Online.

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NFL Draft 2017 Profile: Safety Obi Melifonwu (Cowboys Pre-Draft Visits) – Blogging The Boys (blog)

Blogging The Boys (blog)

NFL Draft 2017 Profile: Safety Obi Melifonwu (Cowboys Pre-Draft Visits)
Blogging The Boys (blog)
Over the next few weeks, we'll continue looking at prospects in the upcoming 2017 NFL Draftfrom a decidedly Cowboys point of view. Taking the Cowboys current personnel, draft position, scheme, and needs into consideration; defensive line, linebacker, …

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Facebook, Google Take Small Steps To Stop Spread Of Fake News

Facebook and Google announced Monday that they were taking steps to restrict ads from fake news outlets after facing criticism that hoax stories helped swing the presidential election in favor of Donald Trump.

Facebook said Monday that it would ban fake news sites from using its Facebook Audience Network, which allows websites to generate revenueby including Facebook ads. Also Monday, Google said it would work to prevent websites selling fake news from using its AdSense advertising network.

While both companies are taking a step in the right direction, the efforts won’t completely fix the problem of fake news stories bubbling up on the two major websites. “Facebook’s move doesn’t address the fake news that appears in users’ news feeds, the focus of criticism of the social network,” the Wall Street Journal reported Tuesday. It’s also not clear how the social network will identify what’s fake and what’s real.

These are both huge issues. During the election, Facebook hosted false news stories that included reports that actor Denzel Washington and Pope Francis had endorsed Trump. Both posts went viral on the social media website, according to NBC News.

On Sunday, a fake blog post suggesting that Trump had won the popular vote shot to the top of Google’s search engine for those looking up final election results. In fact, Hillary Clinton’s popular vote lead has been growing. 

Facebook users can still post and share fake news stories, meaning there’s still an incentive for accounts to spread hoaxes in an effort to get clicks and drive revenue. Earlier this month, Buzzfeed reported on how Macedonian teens were churning out fake, pro-Donald Trump click-bait in an effort to make money.

The Wall Street Journal pointed out that a Facebook spokesman “couldn’t specify the signals its software uses to identify fake news sites, or when it will also ask people to review the sites. He also couldn’t say why Facebook couldn’t use similar technology to stamp out fake news on its news feed.”

Facebook Chairman and CEO Mark Zuckerberg has insisted his company did not influence last week’s presidential election. “Of all the content on Facebook, more than 99% of what people see is authentic,” he wrote in a status update posted Saturday. “The hoaxes that do exist are not limited to one partisan view, or even to politics. Overall, this makes it extremely unlikely hoaxes changed the outcome of this election in one direction or the other.”

Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg says fake news stories on the site were too few to be an influence on the presidential election.

On Monday, Google said in a statement, “We clearly didn’t get it right, but we are continually working to improve our algorithms.”

While Google’s move will financially restrict fake news outlets, Reuters noted that it “similarly does not address the issue of fake news or hoaxes appearing in Google search results.”

Google has been “more aggressive” in weeding its search algorithms to penalize click-bait and fake news, Joe Pooley, chair of media and communication at Muhlenberg College, told The Huffington Post. 

“In some respects, this whole issue is less intense for Google,” Pooley said. “In general, Google has been better.” 

Google said in a statement that it would “restrict ad serving on pages that misrepresent, misstate, or conceal information about the publisher, the publisher’s content, or the primary purpose of the web property.” The search engine giant did not specify how it would implement or enforce the policy, according to Reuters. 

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