The world is changing, and oh, how the tables have turned. On Thursday, Snap showed up behemoth-sized rival Meta, formerly known as Facebook, by reporting a profit for the first time as a public company. Meta, on the other hand, experienced the worst crash in stock market history, losing $251 billion in value in one day. Snap’s good fortunes were an unexpected bright spot on Thursday, which was dominated by Meta’s deep dive. Although its profit was modest—or $23 million in the last quarter of 2021, compared to $4.1 billion in revenue for the year—the results marked an important turning point. The company also boasted positive user growth , reporting 319 million daily active users in the last quarter of 2021, an increase of 54 million year-over-year. In prepared remarks on Snap’s call with analysts on Thursday, chief financial officer Derek Anderson said its direct response advertising business had recovered from changes to Apple’s privacy feature, called App … [Read more...] about Snap Is Profitable for First Time in History While Meta Crashes
Today’s Nice Price or No Dice 626 is a car that few would consider keeping as a survivor, much less doing so in pristine condition for all of 43 years. Could that odd rarity be worth nearly forty grand in cold hard cash? Context is always important. If you see someone of Māori heritage walking down the street displaying the Tā moko, or traditional face tattoo, you’re likely to think how cool it is that the individual is expressing their culture and sacred traditions with such a level of investment. Seeing The 1979 Alfa Romeo Spider Veloce we looked at yesterday didn’t sport any sort of tattoo as far as we could tell. It did, however, have aftermarket hinges that allow the doors to do all kinds of Cirque du Soleil movements ending in them standing vertically like Lambo doors. That odd addition wasn’t enough to quell enthusiasm over the Alfa’s seemingly modest $7,500 asking price, since the rest of the car looked solid and who doesn’t love a good old Spider? In … [Read more...] about At $39,000, Is This ‘Museum-Quality’ 1979 Mazda 626 Worth Collecting?
Legendary makeup artist In a video posted on her @justbobbibrown TikTok page, Brown claims she just learned a new makeup technique and that she’s going to try it out. She proceeds to take two giant Advertisement T Brown’s video, which doesn’t tag any creators, was a shady Sunham Soft Spun Cotton Bath Towel Bathroom basics for $7 These 27" by 52" bath towels are perfect for your guest bedroom or an inexpensive bathroom upgrade. Pick from several pleasing colors to match your aesthetic. Buy for $7 at Macy's Advertisement “It’s going to be a no from me,” she concludes in the video. “I really wanted to like this though.” Advertisement Now, just from a brief look through Brown’s own descriptions of the “What The Foundation,” I must note that t Advertisement To Duxbury’s credit, she did a follow-up vide o after critics (rightfully so) … [Read more...] about Bobbi Brown Just Ethered a Beauty Influencer on TikTok
Season 5 of Selling Sunset brings the drama that only a reality TV show about designer-clad women battling it out for fame and fortune can muster. From negotiating high-stakes deals with absurdly wealthy clients to hosting tension-filled get-togethers, these women often give us less of the professional intrigue and more of the...well, personal attacks on each other. And the hits just keep on comin’ with the latest swing from Chrishell Stause. It’s no secret that Stause and the resident pariah of the Oppenheim Group, Christine Quinn, despite each other. Quinn has been positioned as the villain for the last two seasons of the show, so it’s clear whom we’re supposed to be rooting for. It’s hard to imagine how Selling Sunset could survive without the real-life Barbie doll strutting around to the beat of her own (very loud) drum—but we finally might see how that would work, thanks to Quinn being a no-show at the first-ever reunion show . The embattled real … [Read more...] about We All Know Christine Quinn Purposely Missed the ‘Selling Sunset’ Reunion
In an extremely meta viral marketing moment, Halsey went viral on TikTok accusing their label, Astralwerks/Capitol, of trying to “fake a viral moment on TikTok.” The controversy surrounds a new single that the artist claims she hasn’t been allowed to release without a social media campaign. In the TikTok , posted on Sunday, Halsey teased the new song, overlaying a video of her face with the caption: “basically, I have a song that I love that I want to release ASAP but my record label won’t let me.” “I’ve been in this industry for eight years and I’ve sold over 165 million records and my record company is saying I can’t release it unless they can fake a viral moment on TikTok,” they continued, later adding, “I just wanna release music, man. And I deserve better tbh … i’m tired.” Advertisement What does a “viral moment” mean for an artist these days? According to Halsey’s comment replies to fans, “It’s like if it doesn’t get a certain amount of … [Read more...] about Halsey claims label won’t release single until it goes viral on TikTok
For the last few weeks, streaming giant Netflix has been having a toil of bad news. From getting sued by shareholders for reportedly misleading them about subscriber numbers, facing online outcries over their cracking down on password sharing , and large layoffs across the company, Netflix has been feeling the effects of Mercury in retrograde. Maybe the tides are turning, as Deadline reports that Netflix is snatching up the rights to Emily Blunt’s upcoming film Pain Hustlers for more than Deadline writes that Pain Hustlers “centers on Liza Drake (Blunt), a high-school dropout dreaming of a better life for her and her young daughter, who lands a job with a failing pharmaceutical start-up in a yellowing strip mall in Central Florida. Liza’s charm, guts, Advertisement If Pain Hustlers sounds similar to other films of overly ambitious people getting rich and becoming corrupt, then you’re not far off. The tone of the film is said … [Read more...] about Netflix pays $50 million for Emily Blunt’s Pain Hustlers