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Monday, February 29, 2016

New Swarm Sticker "Leap Day William" To Celebrate #LeapDay 2016



foursquare rolling out new swarm app version with 100 new stickers, some evolved from the old foursquare badges, and a lot of new challenges. like with old foursquare badges, check in where you go to unlock stickers. there is some sticker and how to unlock them. happy checkin and happy unlocking..




Name: Leap Day William
Message:
"In 46 B.C Caesr added Leap Years to stop people from adding and removing days from the calendar. We're pretty happy about his work in the salad world as well"
How To Unlock: 
- Checkin anywhere during Leap Day February, 29, 2016



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Saturday, February 20, 2016

Twitter Launches GIF Search for Tweets & Direct Messages




Twitter's introduction of a search function for moving images commonly used on social media prompted users of the website on Wednesday to tweet their own pictures expressing enthusiasm over the feature.

Twitter said on Wednesday in a blog post that users could search and browse a GIF library when composing a tweet or direct message. A GIF, short for graphic interchange format, is a moving image that plays over and over again. It is often used on social media to express users' emotions.


Twitter's Blog Post:


Last year, people on Twitter shared over 100 million GIFs — expressing everything from their mood, to an amazing dunk, to their favorite dance move from a music video. Now, sharing GIFs in Tweets and Direct Messages is even easier with our new GIF search.

Starting today, GIF search will roll out over the coming weeks to everyone around the world on iOS, Android, and twitter.com. To learn more, check out our Help Center

Our GIF search includes all the GIFs you know and love, courtesy of our partners at GIPHY and Riffsy. 

“GIPHY delivers real-time GIFs as they happen, helping to power Twitter’s live commentary and conversation,” says Alex Chung, founder and CEO of GIPHY. “GIPHY’s users are creating GIFs for news, entertainment, sports, and expression that can enrich Tweets. We’re excited to work with Twitter to make sharing these GIFs even easier.” 

“So much can be expressed with GIFs, and the key is to find just the right one in the moment that quickly and efficiently expresses your emotions,” says David McIntosh, CEO and co-founder of Riffsy. “We’re excited to explore this partnership with Twitter and watch Twitter users discover and share their favorite GIFs in their daily lives.”



Saturday, February 13, 2016

Happy Valentine's Day From Google



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Friday, February 12, 2016

Say Good Bye To 8tracks Music Streaming!



Are you a 8tracks listener from the country outside the US and Canada? Bad news from 8tracks Blog, starting February, 16th, 2016 8tracks music streaming will no longer be able to stream by the international listeners.

I'm already join 8tracks starting June 2012 and access 8tracks website, iOS apps and android apps from Indonesia. Until now, I've 52 playlists with 2185 followers.

The best my playlist ever are Top 40 Best Songs of 2012 with 475,063 plays, 23,817 likes and the Diamond certified!  The next Platinum certified playlist is Billboard Hot 100 with 96,616 plays, 4,708 likes and Top 100 On Spotify have 57,477 plays and 2,908 likes.

Follow me on 8tracks http://8tracks.com/tamtomo and listen my plylist!










A CHANGE IN OUR INTERNATIONAL STREAMING

WHAT ARE WE DOING?

On February 16th, we’ll change how listeners outside the US and Canada tune into 8tracks.

We’ll no longer stream from 8tracks’ servers to listeners outside the US and Canada; instead, we’ll offer the ability to tune into playlists on the 8tracks website via YouTube video playback. Unfortunately, listeners outside the US and Canada will no longer be able to stream playlists through the 8tracks iOS and Android apps.

Your 8tracks profile and any playlists you’ve made will not be affected and you’ll continue to be able to stream any playlists with tracks you’ve personally uploaded. All of your playlists will continue to be accessible to listeners anywhere our content is available around the world. You will still be able to make and share playlists with everyone, however, your personal listening experience may be limited depending on which country you are in.

Later this year, we’ll offer listeners outside the US and Canada the ability to tune into all 8tracks playlists through an on-demand streaming partner’s website and native mobile apps.



WHY ARE WE DOING THIS NOW?  

In the US and Canada, 8tracks pays royalties to local collection societies for every track we stream. While we’ve neither actively marketed nor directly monetized 8tracks outside the US and Canada, we’re now seeking direct, global deals with record labels to allow our DJs to tap a full music library when curating a playlist; after all, many in our community no longer have local MP3 or AAC files from which to compile programming.

In order to ensure 8tracks’ existence for years to come, we’ve concluded — at least for now — that delivering our programming to listeners outside the US and Canada through a licensed on-demand partner is the best path forward.

We remain committed to bringing 8tracks to a global audience so all can join us in creating and discovering playlists for every taste, time and place.

Source: 8tracks Blog

New Swarm Sticker "Beau & Areo" To Celebrate Valentine's Day



foursquare rolling out new swarm app version with 100 new stickers, some evolved from the old foursquare badges, and a lot of new challenges. like with old foursquare badges, check in where you go to unlock stickers. there is some sticker and how to unlock them. happy checkin and happy unlocking..




Name: Beau & Areo
Message:
"It's that time of year when every person is waiting to hear those three special words... "I brought pizza'"
How To Unlock: 
- Checkin anywhere with comment/ shout "Valentine"
- Limited time during Valentine's Day




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New Swarm Sticker "Couch Surfer"



foursquare rolling out new swarm app version with 100 new stickers, some evolved from the old foursquare badges, and a lot of new challenges. like with old foursquare badges, check in where you go to unlock stickers. there is some sticker and how to unlock them. happy checkin and happy unlocking..




Name: Couch Surfer
Message:
"Wow that's 5 different homes! Time to hang ten.... dollars on the fridge. If you're gonna stay here you've gotta pay rent, coach surfer."
How To Unlock: 
- Checkin at 5 different homes/ residential/ housing development categories.



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Saturday, February 6, 2016

Facebook Friends Day: Celebrating the Importance of Connections



Facebook is marking its 12th anniversary by releasing a new video feature that stitches together photos of users with their nearest and dearest. The personalized video was released in honor of Facebook’s birthday, which the company has dubbed “Friends Day.”

The video will appear at the top of your newsfeed and pieces together snapshots of you and your friends with comments and captions. Think of it as a video photo album.


If you aren’t satisfied with the video, you can choose alternative images and share the video on your timeline. The new video can be viewed privately or shared with friends.

In January, Mark Zuckerberg asked Facebook users to share their stories of friendship for #Friendsday on Feb. 4.

In a Facebook post, Zuckerberg said "friendsday" is "a moment to celebrate the friendships that have made a difference in your life."



February 4 is Facebook’s 12th birthday!Our anniversary has a lot of meaning to me as an opportunity to reflect on how...
Posted by Mark Zuckerberg on Tuesday, January 12, 2016

"The acts of friendship, love and kindness we all share on Facebook are changing the world every day in ways we can't fully measure" he wrote. "Sometimes they just make people in our lives feel a bit more loved. Sometimes friendship becomes a force that sets us on a different path in life. Sometimes friendship moves the world." [USA Today]



Google Doodles February 2016



Doodles are the fun, surprising, and sometimes spontaneous changes that are made to the Google logo to celebrate holidays, anniversaries, and the lives of famous artists, pioneers, and scientists.


February 22, 2016
Lantern Festival 2016


February 22, 2016
Lantern Festival 2016 (HK)

The Lantern Festival marks the 15th day of the Lunar New Year, the last day of the Spring Festival, and one very bright day for the night sky. 

Guest Doodler Patrick Leger chose to honor this day with a tribute to the lighting of paper lanterns, which speckle the night sky on this special occasion. The lanterns represent a smooth transition into the new year and the shedding of one’s past.  


February 22, 2016
Tamaki Miura’s 132nd Birthday

A master of operatic performances in French, German, and Italian, Tamaki Miura was the first internationally heralded Japanese soprano. She was best known for her role in Puccini’s Madama Butterfly, which she performed for enraptured audiences over 2,000 times in theaters from London to San Francisco. As one critic for The Evening Post noted after a 1920 performance in Chicago, her artistry was sensational both “vocally and dramatically”, and “many [in the audience] were in tears.” 




17 February 2016
Rene Laennec’s 235th Birthday

René-Théophile-Hyacinthe Laennec (French: [laɛnɛk]; 17 February 1781 – 13 August 1826) was a French physician. He invented the stethoscope in 1816, while working at the Hôpital Necker and pioneered its use in diagnosing various chest conditions. 

 He became a lecturer at the Collège de France in 1822 and professor of medicine in 1823. His final appointments were that of Head of the Medical Clinic at the Hôpital de la Charité and Professor at the Collège de France. He died of tuberculosis in 1826 at the age of 45.
16 February 2016
Lithuania Independence Day 2016

Happy Independence day, Lithuania! Today's Doodle marks the 98th year of Lithuanian Independence, established by the "The Act of February 16" in 1918. To commemorate this day, the Google team in Lithuania brainstormed ideas for a doodle representing a grand and iconic structure to symbolize the rich heritage of the country.

16 February 2016
Serbia National Day 2016

Happy Statehood day, Serbia! Today's Doodle celebrates Дан државности, which is Serbia's National Day. Doodler Alyssa Winans and the Serbia team choose to commemorate today with a painting of the famous rock towers of "Devil's Town" or Đavolja Varoš (Ђавоља варош). These unusual formations were sculpted by volcanic eruptions across southern Serbia's sandy soil, near the village of Механе. The government of Serbia has designated these formations national monuments, and they are a symbol of the natural beauty of the Serbian countryside.


14 February 2016
Happy Valentine's Day From Google
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12 February 2016
475 Anniversary of Santiago City Foundation

A lot can happen in the 475 years of a city’s existence. Since its foundation on February 12th, 1541 by Spanish conquistador Pedro de Valdivia, Santiago de Chile has emerged as a cultural icon and landmark city of South America. It's now the sixth largest city on the continent, with just over 5.5 million people. 

The city was originally named after St. James, the patron saint of Spain. The name Santiago actually derives from a colloquial Latin pronunciation of St. James: Sanctu Iacobu. That’s why St. James in English is Santiago in Spanish. Write that one down for your next trivia night. 


8 February 2016
Happy Lunar New Year!

Lunar New Year is celebrated in many countries such as China, Korea, Mongolia, and Vietnam. Though not officially used in the United States, the lunar calendar plays an important role in global timekeeping.

The calendar is marked by the Shēngxiào or Chinese Zodiac, which is used to predict health, wealth, and compatibility. You've probably heard of the animal designations prescribed to various years: rat, ox, tiger, rabbit, dragon, snake, horse, sheep, monkey, rooster, pig or dog. Each year is also associated with one of five fixed elements: wood, fire, earth, metal, or water.

2016 is the year of the Fire Monkey, which is the 9th in the 12 year cycle of the zodiac. The monkey sign represents quick-wittedness and smarts, and people born under it are thought to be adaptable and flexible in their thinking.


8 February 2016
Lunar New Year 2016 (Vietnam)

The celebration of Lunar New Year in Vietnam, known as Tết, often spans several days. Following the new moon, the streets are thick with the crackle of firecrackers and cry of various percussion instruments to chase away nefarious spirits and welcome happiness and opportunity. This time is also reserved for visiting with family, friends, and teachers, and spreading the joy and hope of a fresh new year.



8 February 2016
Dmitri Mendeleev’s 182nd Birthday

Dmitri Ivanovich Mendeleev; 8 February 1834 – 2 February 1907 O.S. 27 January 1834 – 20 January 1907) was a Russian chemist and inventor. He formulated the Periodic Law, created a farsighted version of the periodic table of elements, and used it to correct the properties of some already discovered elements and also to predict the properties of eight elements yet to be discovered.


05 February 2016
Františka Plamínková’s 141st Birthday

When she was born in 1875, Františka Plamínková's native country of Czechoslovakia was already embroiled in the debate on women's role in society. By the time Plamínková began her career as a teacher, this ethical and cultural discussion had become even more heated, and Plaminkova didn't hesitate to dive in. She was deeply involved in community organization and and furthering the cause for women's suffrage. A brilliant teacher, journalist, and debator, Plamínková, nicknamed Plamka or "a small flame," stoked the embers for Czech women's suffrage.


04 February 2016
Weiberfastnacht 2016

Fat Thursday is a traditional Catholic Christian feast marking the last Thursday before Lent and is associated with the celebration of Carnival. Because Lent is a time of fasting, the next opportunity to feast would not be until Easter. Traditionally it is a day dedicated to eating, when people meet in their homes or cafés with their friends and relatives and eat large quantities of sweets, cakes and other meals usually not eaten during Lent. Among the most popular all-national dishes served on that day are pączki in Poland or berliner, fist-sized donuts filled with rose marmalade, and faworki, French dough fingers served with lots of powdered sugar.



04 February 2016
Yam Kim Fai’s 103rd Birthday

Yam Kim Fai (Chinese: 任劍輝, 4 February 1913 (Lunar 29 December 1912) – 29 November 1989), also known as Ren Jianhui[1] was a renowned Cantonese opera actress in China and Hong Kong. She was most notable for her unique ability to sing in the lower register. That her opera voice was indistinguishable from a male one allowed her to play either male or female roles, though she usually performed male ones.


03 February 2016
Doodle 4 Google 2015 - New Zealand Winner

The 2015 Doodle 4 Google winner for New Zealand is Oliver Lonsdale of Rolleston School, Christchurch. The theme for the competition was, "If I could travel back in time..."



1 February 2016
Celebrating Frederick Douglass

Frederick Douglass was an African-American social reformer, abolitionist, orator, writer, and statesman. After escaping from slavery in Maryland, he became a national leader of the abolitionist movement from Massachusetts and New York, gaining note for his dazzling oratory[4] and incisive antislavery writings. He stood as a living counter-example to slaveholders' arguments that slaves lacked the intellectual capacity to function as independent American citizens. Even many Northerners at the time found it hard to believe that such a great orator had once been a slave.


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Thursday, February 4, 2016

Official Apple Music App for Android Now Supports SD Cards



In a new update heading out to the official Apple Music app on Google Play, the official Android application is finally being update to include support for SD cards. The new feature allows users to save or pin music to an SD card and is great for those looking to conserve data on their cellphone plans, or need something to listen to on the long Whether users are looking to conserve data on their cellphone plans, or are looking to download music for that long plane ride (offline listening), they can now save or pin music to their SD card for listening. (via Phandroid)

WHAT'S NEW - Vers 0.9.5 (03 Feb 16)

This update adds downloading songs to an SD card, so you can now keep more music offline. You can also:

• See the full schedule of Beats 1 shows, making it easy to tune in to your favorite ones.
• Browse My Music by Composers and Compilations, which help you find music your classical albums or movie soundtracks.

Download via Play Store