Apr 19, 7:09 AM EDT Newsletter Signup BusinessTechnologyWorldNationalMedia & CultureOpinionSportsLuxury Media & Culture By Ishani Roy @royishani_roy 10/22/17 AT 7:00 AM How often have you seen your children spending almost all their time playing online games? And do you keep a check what games they are actually playing?Sometimes, parents feel that they have control of what their child is viewing online or what kind of online games their kid has access to, however, the virtual world is constantly exposing teenagers to a host of things. A teenage suicide game named the Blue Whale challenge has been trending around the world for a long time. Apparently, the game is a suicide pact and it challenges players to carry out life-risking tasks over a span of 50 days with the last task being suicide.The game, which originated from Russian-speaking social media, has reportedly been linked to more than 100 child and teenage suicides in Russia, Central Asia, and … [Read more...] about How To Keep Your Children Safe From ‘Suicidal’ Online Games?
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It’s not news – cash flow problems kill off startups right and left. They almost killed off ours. Back in 2014, just before co-founding Publicize with my partner Eddie Arrieta, I completed an application for a pre-Stripe era payment processor, estimating that we’d need to process up to $1000/day. One TechCrunch feature later and our small team was welcoming more and more new clients, relishing the taste of success and congrats from friends, and looking to more than double in size. Hard Fork? Hard Fork. HARD FORK There was just one problem. A call from said payment processor informed us that we’d surpassed our $1000/day limit. And given they were liable for refunds during the initial 6-month period, they couldn’t disburse to us the funds processed until after these 6 months passed. In short, our burgeoning business couldn’t make payroll. From the outside it looked like we were a success story, however internally it wouldn’t be long until … [Read more...] about Surviving a cash flow crisis: An entrepreneur’s guide to keeping your startup financed
Tips By Malcolm Owen Monday, December 31, 2018, 08:18 am PT (11:18 am ET) Large public gatherings, like New Year's Eve celebrations, are also a prime target for pickpockets and other criminals who could steal your iPhone, or simply for it to be lost amid the festivities. AppleInsider offers some advice to keep your smartphone safe when you are ringing in the new year. Keys, wallet, phone The first thing you should bear in mind before going out to a major event is to consider your iPhone to be the equivalent in value to a wallet, purse, or a set of keys. Aside from it being the conduit for Apple Pay transactions and your valuable social media accounts, the cost of the iPhone itself makes it a healthy target for thieves, regardless of any potentially accessible personal information. Since it is as valuable as most people's wallet, it's best to treat it as such. Stow it within internal pockets that are both concealed from others and can be further protected by a coat's zip or … [Read more...] about How to keep your iPhone safe while celebrating New Year’s Eve
Leanne Italie, Ap Entertainment Writer Updated 7:09 am PST, Wednesday, December 19, 2018 FILE - In this July 19, 2012, file photo, a baker shows the inside of a cupcake revealing pink icing at Lil Bit of Heaven' Cupcakes in St. Albans, W.Va. The cupcakes are ordered for gender reveal parties which have become a popular way to tell family and friends whether the gender of an expected baby. less FILE - In this July 19, 2012, file photo, a baker shows the inside of a cupcake revealing pink icing at Lil Bit of Heaven' Cupcakes in St. Albans, W.Va. The cupcakes are ordered for gender reveal parties which ... more Photo: Robert Wojcieszak, AP Photo: Robert Wojcieszak, AP Image 1 of / 5 Caption Close Image 1 of 5 FILE - In this July 19, 2012, file photo, a baker shows the inside of a … [Read more...] about Ta-ta 2018, keep your chicken coops and, yes, the Floss
NEW YORK (AP) -- Keep your friends close ... and your close friends closer? Instagram is adding a feature to make it easier to share photos and videos with fewer folks. Called Close Friends, the new feature lets users share Stories -- photos and videos that disappear after 24 hours -- with people they put on a special list. The idea is people may feel more comfortable sharing some things with just close friends, rather than all followers.Regular posts would still appear to everyone, though users have the option of preapproving followers. Facebook already lets people narrow audiences for individual posts, but the Facebook-owned Instagram hasn't.Social-media companies are quickly learning that bigger audience sizes for users can mean a reluctance to share more personal stuff. So, they are adding ways to communicate with smaller groups. This is why Facebook is beefing up its Groups feature, and why messaging apps are so popular.Robby Stein, product director at Instagram, said the … [Read more...] about Instagram’s new ‘Close Friends’ feature lets fewer people see some posts