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Record Label Market Share Q1 2024: Warner Records Posts Huge Gains While Universal Enters a New Era

billboard.com What a difference a year — or a couple of months with a massive label shakeup — can make. The reorganization of the Universal Music Group that occurred in February — which…

Astronomers reveal Earth's "sad" fate when the sun dies

newsweek.com After the sun finally dies, billions of years in the future, Earth too will meet a grisly end. There are several ways that our home planet may be destroyed after the sun…

A new TikTok ban gains steam

platformer.news Today, let’s talk about a fast-moving new legislative effort in the United States to force ByteDance to divest itself of TikTok, or ban it nationally. The company has faced…

Jake Tapper Resurrects Haunted Ronald McDonald Doll During Solar Eclipse, Demented Mission Now Includes Elf on the Shelf

mediaite.com Jake Tapper/Instagram Monday marked the alignment of the Moon, the Earth, and the Sun, resulting in a total solar eclipse that was viewable across a swath of North America.…

Snapchat is walking back a friend ranking feature after reports of teen anxiety

aol.com None Snapchat is changing a friend ranking feature due to reports of it causing teen anxiety. • None The premium feature allowed users to see their position in their…

US seizes pig-butchering funds at Evolve Bank

protos.com A January complaint for forfeiture filing initially reviewed by Fintech Business Weekly details several million dollars seized at Evolve Bank and Trust related to a variety…

Jason Sudeikis Gifts Vintage UConn Jacket to WNBA Legends, Makes Them Fight For It

thewrap.com “Ted Lasso” star Jason Sudeikis joined WNBA superstars Sue Bird and Diana Taurasi as a guest on “The Bird & Taurasi Show” at Saturday night’s record-breaking Iowa vs. UConn…

7 times a total solar eclipse revolutionized science

aol.com None Humans have been studying total solar eclipses for millennia to better understand the cosmos. • None Total eclipses have helped prove Einstein's theory of relativity…

Snapchat Demotes Controversial ‘Solar System’ Feature

socialmediatoday.com Snapchat is making a change to its subscriber-only friendship “Solar System” feature after reports suggested that it’s having a negative impact on younger users. Snapchat’s…

Snapchat turns off controversial 'Solar System' feature by default after bad press

techcrunch.com Less than a week after The Wall St. Journal reported on how a Snapchat feature dubbed “solar system” was adding to teens’ anxiety, the company has responded by adjusting how…

Blue Origin to fly another 90-year-old into outer space

theregister.com Blue Origin has announced the crew flying on its NS-25. Former US Air Force Captain Ed Dwight is among the six aiming to travel aboard the reusable rocket past the Kármán…

65 years ago, the US announced its first astronauts

theregister.com Sixty-five years ago this week, NASA introduced its first astronauts, saying they'd be launched into space in the agency's new capsule. They were immediately dubbed The…

‘Dreaming Whilst Black’ Producer Launches Comedy Indie To Amplify Working Class, Female Voices

deadline.com Gina Lyons, a producer on Dreaming Whilst Black and Amazon Freevee’s upcoming Dinner with the Parents, has launched a comedy indie to amplify working class, female voices.…

Bassmaster and Marathon extend partnership for 2024 season

benzinga.com BIRMINGHAM, Ala., April 2, 2024 /PRNewswire/ -- B.A.S.S. and Marathon, the retail brand of Ohio-based Marathon Petroleum Corporation (MPC), with more than 6,000 stations…

How CrowdTangle predicted the future

platformer.news Eight years after buying the data analysis tool CrowdTangle, and four years after it began exasperating the executives responsible for it, Meta said Thursday that it would…

Meta's data dance with its Oversight Board

platformer.news In July 2022, a Facebook user posted a cartoon of Iran’s Supreme Leader, Ayatollah Khamenei, in a group dedicated to Iranian freedom. The caption on the cartoon read “marg…

Lead pollution anywhere is a public health threat everywhere

vox.com Despite progress, including bans on lead in gasoline, lead remains a public health threat all over the world. | Robert Alexander/Getty Images What contaminated applesauce…

Inside Mercury’s Stumble From Fintech Hero to Target of the Feds

theinformation.com The meeting last July between officials from the Federal Deposit Insurance Corp. and executives from Choice Financial Group was tense. For most of the two-and-a-half hour…

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