Timelapse video reveals massive size of New York City protests

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The massive protest marches against police brutality on Saturday in Washington D.C. and New York City have received a fair bit of media attention, but just how big were those protests? Although some officials have released numbers, we still don't have a final, definitive call on just how many protesters came out. Some reports put the D.C. march at 10,000, while others, from the NYPD, put the New York march (which is still ongoing) at 12,000 (a number that has been disputed by protesters on the ground) But one aerial video of the MillionsMarchNYC march in New York, shot from a window overlooking 6th Avenue and 29th Street, offers a hint at just how large the march was. It's impossible to get an accurate count from watching the video, but the stream of humanity is impressive, whatever the final number. Read more... More about New York , Protests , Civil Rights , Timelapse , and Us World Read more »

Benjamin the baby pygmy goat is what your bleating heart needs

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It's a tough world out there, but Benjamin the baby pygmy goat will inspire you to keep going. Little Benji's mom abandoned him when she couldn't care for both her kids, but he found a new home at Pot House Hamlet, a tourist attraction in Yorkshire, England. Benjamin hops around the grounds to the delight of visitors, and faithfully follows around the human who took him in. Video: YouTube, Pot House Hamlet Taylor Swift's entire '1989' album as an incredible 3-minute mashup Aaron Paul surprised his wife with some rad gifts on live TV Dad of the year decides his baby needs facial hair You can now buy Nick Offerman's wooden emoji to benefit charity Read more... More about Viral Videos , Cute Animals , Watercooler , Videos , and Goat Read more »

Rumor: Ektron Deal Could Include Merger With European CMS Vendor EpiServer [Update]

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 As though the Ektron story we have been following over the last week hasn’t been convoluted enough, we started hearing rumors yesterday that the deal actually includes another component. The company could be merging with Stockholm-based Web-content management vendor EpiServer as part of the deal. The story, if it turns out to be accurate, underscores some of the problems that… Read More Read more »

Sophie the Rhodesian Ridgeback goes from puppy to dog in 23 seconds

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In three years, Sophie went from scrappy puppy to full-grown Rhodesian Ridgeback. Greg Coffin documented his dog 's growth with photographs that he stitched together into a video, which show Sophie sprout in 23 seconds. The video also includes about 50 seconds worth of photographs that illustrate the challenge of keeping a growing puppy still. 'Uncharted 4' game play demo is better than some movies Fan reimagines the new 'Star Wars' trailer using original trilogy footage Adults rediscover the childhood joy of jumping on the bed Groomsmen's amazing dance shows that 'Love Never Felt So Good' Read more... More about Viral Videos , Dog , Cute Animals , Watercooler , and Videos Read more »

Connexity Buys Become.com To Scale Its Price Comparison Shopping Business

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 Some more consolidation afoot in the world of e-commerce site aggregation and marketing. Connexity, the price comparison shopping and marketing technology company that rebranded from Shopzilla earlier this year, has acquired Become.com. The announcement had been made internally as well as to partners, but Connexity did not plan to make the deal public until the new year, after the holiday… Read More Read more »

Uber Hires The Team Behind Its Spotify Service To Staff A New Mobile Dev Shop In Amsterdam

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 In between raising more money, fighting Lyft and regulators, and denying it will investigate journalists, Uber’s global expansion continues. To spearhead its mobile growth, Uber is setting up a mobile development shop in Amsterdam, led by one of its earliest employees and staffed by a set of new hires: a team of Dutch developers who originally worked on Uber’s Spotify… Read More Read more »

Amy Poehler and Tina Fey hint at ‘gorgant’ Golden Globes

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Stilts, ice skates and drunk, back-patting celebrities — the 2015 Golden Globes promises it all. Hosts Amy Poehler and Tina Fey offer a first glimpse at the Golden Globes shenanigans in a promo that reminds us all that Poehler and Fey should just host every award show. (Sorry, Ellen and NPH.) What a J.J. Abrams-directed 'Guardians of the Galaxy' might look like Kermit hip hops when Muppets sing 'Hip Hop Hooray' Your work week motivation is a cat begging for treats If George Lucas directed 'Star Wars: Episode VII' Read more... More about Viral Videos , Tina Fey , Golden Globes , Amy Poehler , and Entertainment Read more »

IBM: Black Friday Online Sales Up 8.5% Over Last Year, 20% Of Sales Came From iOS

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 Online retailers had a good Black Friday, with sales up over 8% from a year ago, and nearly 47% of online traffic coming from mobile devices throughout the day. Mobile played a big role this year in terms of both traffic and sales, and yesterday was especially notable for being the first Thanksgiving Day where mobile traffic to online retailers accounted for more than half of all online traffic. Read More Read more »