Why Facebook will struggle to get its next 2 billion users

CEO Mark Zuckerberg holding a model wing for Facebook’s internet-beaming mark Zuckerberg Aquila drone. Facebook In a way, getting to 2 billion users was easy for Facebook. The social network’s growth has been on a steady and unstoppable climb for the past decade. Facebook’s strength has always been its ubiquity — everyone uses it because…

Donal Logue Takes To Twitter To Help Find His Missing Son.

Donal Logue, best known for portraying Harvey Bullock on the Fox series Gotham, has taken to Twitter in an attempt to locate his missing son. The actor informed his social media followers that 16-year-old Jade disappeared while in Brooklyn, New York on Monday. According to Logue, his son was last seen “yesterday at 2PM Barclays…

Kendrick Lamar’s “ELEMENT.” Video Referenced Iconic Gordon Parks Photos

On Tuesday afternoon, Kendrick Lamar released a new video for “ELEMENT.,” a standout track from his DAMN. album. The clip, directed by Jonas Lindstroem and The Little Homies (aka Kendrick Lamar and Dave Free), features a great deal of powerful imagery and, as multiple Twitter users pointed out, directly references the work of photojournalist, writer,…

Michael Nyqvist Dead: ‘The Girl With the Dragon Tattoo’ Star Dies

Swedish actor Michael Nyqvist, who starred in the original “The Girl With the Dragon Tattoo” films alongside Noomi Rapace, died on Tuesday following a battle with lung cancer, his representative confirmed. He was 56. “On behalf of Michael Nyqvist’s representatives and family, it is with deep sadness that I can confirm that our beloved Michael,…

Edgar Wright’s exuberant ‘Baby Driver’ is an automotive musical like no other

“Baby Driver,” a new vehicular-action-thriller-jukebox-musical-romance from the British writer-director Edgar Wright, is almost as entertaining as it is hyphen-depleting. This is movie craftsmanship and showmanship of a very high order. In the dazzling opening sequence, a red Subaru WRX carrying a team of bank robbers nimbly weaves in and out of Atlanta traffic, dodging impossible…

Leslie Jones Accuses The Ritz-Carlton Los Angeles of Racism

The comedian slammed the downtown Los Angeles hotel after staying there following her hosting gig at Sunday night’s BET Awards. Leslie Jones is accusing The Ritz-Carlton Los Angeles of racism. The comedian — a high profile cast member on NBC’s Saturday Night Live and an avid Twitter user — hosted Sunday night’s BET Awards from the…

Amazon Prime makes Nokia 6, Moto E4 cheaper with ads

What would you do to get a deal on a phone? If looking at ads falls into that spectrum, Amazon is selling five new budget Android phones to Amazon Prime members for between $30 and $80 less than their full retail price. The catch: having some ads appear on your lock screen. Amazon is slowly building…

Facebook now has 2 billion monthly users…and responsibility

“We’re getting to a size where it’s worth really taking a careful look at what are all the things that we can do to make social media the most positive force for good possible,” Facebook Chief Product Officer Chris Cox told TechCrunch about the company’s new milestone. 13 years after launching and less than 5…

Global Cyberattack: What We Know and Don’t Know

• Kaspersky reported that approximately 2,000 computer systems had been affected by the new ransomware so far. Continue reading the main story • Symantec, a Silicon Valley cybersecurity firm, confirmed that the ransomware was infecting computers through at least one exploit, or vulnerability to computer systems, known as Eternal Blue. • Eternal Blue was leaked…