Zazie Beetz talks making 'Atlanta' and 'Invincible' with Desus and Mero

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We’re all waiting to return to Atlanta after two lauded seasons, and the wait isn’t far away. The FX series created by Donald Glover has finished shooting Season 3 in London, Paris, and Amsterdam, and is currently shooting Season 4 in Atlanta itself.

In the midst of filming, Zazie Beetz, who plays Vanessa on the show, talked to Desus and Mero about how far Atlanta has come.

“All of us got into that show just through basic auditions. For me, when I auditioned for that I was working a full time job and serving. I’m from the city so I was working here [in NYC] in restaurants, and I was just like, ‘Oh there’s another audition.’ We had no idea that it was going to pop off in the way that it did,” she said.

“I remember shooting at the end of the first season, me and the director Hiro [Murai] we were like, ‘Wow after this, this isn’t ours anymore, it’ll be everybody’s…. Read More

YouTube temporarily suspends Sky News Australia for spreading COVID-19 misinformation

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YouTube issued Sky News Australia a temporary suspension, but it could become permanent if the channel doesn't change its ways.

YouTube has temporarily suspended Sky News Australia’s account, citing the video sharing platform’s policies regarding COVID-19 misinformation. Sky News is basically the equivalent of Fox News in Australia, so this isn’t terribly surprising — however it’s a milestone not even Fox has achieved.

Sky News Australia’s suspension came into effect on July 29, and prevents the channel from uploading new videos for one week. It’s a significant hindrance for the publication (not to be confused with Sky News UK), which has 1.86 million subscribers to its channel. YouTube counted for half of Sky News Australia’s digital reach as of December last year.

“We have clear and established COVID-19 medical misinformation policies based on local and global h… Read More

Clone of Weekend Favs July 31

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Clone of Weekend Favs July 31 written by John Jantsch read more at Duct Tape Marketing

My weekend blog post routine includes posting links to a handful of tools or great content I ran across during the week.

I don’t go into depth about the finds, but encourage you to check them out if they sound interesting. The photo in the post is a favorite for the week from an online source or one that I took out there on the road.

The Tilt – Read The Unconventionals – the first-ever report on content entrepreneurs based on a survey of more than 1,400 respondents – to find out the minds, motivations, and aspirations of content entrepreneurs.
LinkJoy – With Linkin Bio, URL Retargeting and Curated Pages, Linkjoy helps you Increase Brand Awareness, Generate More Leads, and Re-Target one-time
Visitors.
KatLinks – KatLinks is a full feature SEO Tool that helps improve your SEO Performance so you can Rank Higher and Faster.

These are my weekend fav… Read More

Using Trust To Build Your Business: What You Need To Know To Use Referrals To Your Advantage

Have you ever tried a product or service based on the word of a friend, colleague or family member? Many of us have, because we trust that person and are more likely to take their recommendation over someone we don’t know. This is the power of referrals. Ask your current customers if they have friends, family, or people they know that they think would love your service, then contact those people on behalf of them, offering your services/products. This is a great way to get access to potential new customers, while also having a warm introduction – you’re not cold-calling (or emailing!) them, as you’re essentially being introduced by their trusted friend/family member (your current client).

For example, say you have an ecommerce business where you sell natural beauty products. You could email out to your customers, asking them if they know anyone that would love your products as much as they do.  If so, ask them to pass on the email address of those people and explain you’ll not only offer their friend a free sample of your most popular product, but that they too will receive a bonus 15% off their next purchase online as a thank-you. When you email the new lead with your free sample offer, mention that their friend thought they’d like your products, which is why you’re emailing and would love to offer them this free sample as a gift.

So put the power of referrals to work for you and piggy-back on the trust that your customers have already built with their friends and family. Ask your customers if they know people they think would love your product/service, and if they’d be willing to pass their contact info on to you. Contact those people on their behalf and make them a special offer!

Are you after other great ways to reach new leads? Check out a demo of this software, which can help you find new leads already interested in your niche, and grab a special deal!  Web Fire

Square will acquire buy-now, pay-later company Afterpay in $29 billion deal

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The deal between Square and Afterpay means customers may soon be able to manage

Square has agreed to acquire Australian buy-now, pay-later service Afterpay in an all-stock deal worth around $29 billion, making it one of the biggest acquisitions in Australian history. People are already wondering whether Square will pay in four installments of $7.25 billion in shares.

The acquisition was announced in a joint press release on Sunday, with Square stating that it plans to integrate Afterpay into both Cash App and Seller. Cash App allows customers to make payments and transfer money, while Seller is targeted toward retailers. Once Afterpay is integrated, Cash App users will be able to manage their Afterpay payments within the app, while merchants who use Seller will be able to offer Afterpay to customers.

“By combining with Square, [Afterpay] will further accelerate our gro… Read More

Ariana Grande is the latest pop superstar to step into 'Fortnite'

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Ariana Grande's 'Fortnite' look is the real deal

Call it a game, call it a platform, call it a metaverse, call it whatever you want, really. Fortnite is a huge stage for all sorts of shenanigans, and that stage will soon host Ariana Grande.

She’s kicking off the Rift Tour on Aug. 6, with a full weekend of events planned to ensure that Fortnite fans of all ages and time zones can have a chance to check it out. Epic Games announced the news on Sunday alongside a short trailer hyping the event.

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Epic recommends that fans plan to arrive 60 minutes before the scheduled start times for each event. Then, 30 minutes before showtime, the “Rift Tour Playlist” of Fortnite-themed experiences “pairing popular tracks with moments based on elements from the game” will go live.

Assuming the Rift Tour follows the lead of past Fortnite engagements w… Read More

10 best mini-series on HBO Max

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Regina King will blow you away in HBO's killer take on 'Watchmen' from 2019.

Itching for a binge watch? You crave a story that will sweep you up, characters who will captivate, and a runtime that will wash away more hours than your average movie but not an entire weekend. Then, you want the cozy comforts of a mini-series. Within a few episodes, such televisions shows can unfurl rich tales, horrific, historic, heady, or even hilarious. Whether you’re in the mood for gripping thrillers, poignant dramas, royal romance, iconoclastic humor, or wild adventure, we’ve got you covered.

Here are the best mini-series now available on HBO Max:

1. Watchmen

In this 2019 superhero show, Damon Lindelof boldly re-imagines the iconic comic book series from Alan Moore and Dave Gibbons. Taking place decades after the events in the comics, this Watchmen centers on Sister Night… Read More

Watch two Olympians agree to share the gold in rare and heartwarming tie

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Friends and co-gold medalists Mutaz Essa Barshim (L) and Gianmarco Tamberi (R) celebrating their win.

Many people consider the Olympics to be the ultimate platform for competition, and though that may be true, some of the best Olympic moments happen when athletes work together.

On Sunday, for instance, not one but two athletes from competing countries took home an Olympic gold medal after a competition resulted in a rare but heartwarming tie. How? Well, Qatar’s Mutaz Essa Barshim and Italy’s Gianmarco Tamberi — who happen to be friends on and off the track —agreed to share a gold medal in the men’s high jump.

Both athletes performed successful high jumps at 2.37 meters (7 feet, 8 inches) but each missed the Olympic-record high jump of 2.39 meters (7 feet, 10 inches) three times. Rather than embarking on another tie-breaking jump-off, the two decided to be co… Read More

How to connect Bluetooth headphones to a PC

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Making your PC and wireless headphones work in concert is pretty dang easy.

As fun as it is to blast your favorite songs (or Netflix shows) from your PC speakers, it’s generally a no-no for those of us who live with others. That’s where a good pair of Bluetooth headphones comes in.

Connecting a pair of Bluetooth headphones to a Windows PC is, thankfully, incredibly easy and comes with a few upsides. For starters, you won’t need to run a cable from your head to your laptop or desktop tower, plus you might even be able to get up and go over to the next room without pausing playback if need be.

So let’s walk through this fairly simple connection process.

Make sure your PC has Bluetooth
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