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Spotify may be raising another $500 million



Spotify is streaming money.

The music streaming service may be working with Goldman Sachs to raise another $500 million in funding, according to a report Thursday from The Wall Street Journal. The exact amount hasn’t been nailed down, but the goal is said to be pushing back the need to go public.

A rep for Spotify declined to comment on the report

The company most recently raised $250 million in a Series F round of funding in late 2013,…

Controversial promo tweet for ABC’s ‘Fresh off the Boat’ criticized by show’s creator



Someone tweeting for ABC’s forthcoming comedy series Fresh Off the Boat is in hot water

The official account for the show, about an Asian-American family that relocates from their home in the Chinatown section of Washington D.C. to a suburban Florida neighborhood, tweeted a promo on Thursday that immediately drew criticism from followers, including series creator Eddie Huang

The tweet said, “The world is full of…

David Tennant cast as villain in Marvel’s Netflix series ‘A.K.A. Jessica Jones’



LONDON — Fans of the popular former time lord David Tennant will be very happy to hear he’s been cast as the villain in Marvel’s forthcoming series, A.K.A. Jessica Jones

Marvel announced Monday evening that Tennant is joining the the show starring Krysten Ritter (Don’t Trust the B—— in Apartment 23) and Mike Colter (The Good Wife), who will play Jessica Jones and Luke Cage.

The 13-episode series will premiere on Netflix…

Uzo Aduba delivers tearful tribute to ‘OITNB’ cast in SAG Awards speech



“I love you guys so desperately, so much.”

Orange Is the New Black star Uzo Aduba delivered a tearful acceptance speech directed toward her co-stars at the Screen Actors Guild Awards Sunday night. Aduba took home the Female Actor in a Comedy Series award for her role as Suzanne “Crazy Eyes” Warren on the Netflix series

OITNB also scored a win for Outstanding Performance by an Ensemble in a Comedy Series

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4 social trends affecting the dynamics of learning in the workplace



Many of us remember a time when Internet access was a privilege; now, however, access to the Internet is believed to be a basic human right by 83% of global users.

Access to a global network of information has become something we can’t live without. The Internet enables us to be more self-sufficient — and yet more dependent at the same time.

Smartphones are like security blankets, with 65% of digital natives reporting that…

Fullscreen is coming to the big screen



Fullscreen has made its business as one of the earliest and most successful incubators of YouTube talent. Now, it is ready to take on the big screen

The company announced on Friday that it launched Fullscreen Films to create feature-length movies that will star its Internet-native talent.

Fullscreen has an initial slate of films in development, including Lazer Team, which follows a group of small-town…

Death and despair in eastern Ukraine’s former ‘city of roses’



DONETSK, Ukraine — One year ago, this “city of a million roses” — one for every resident — was a shiny metropolis that boasted of an inviting new soccer stadium and state-of-the-art international airport.

Residents strolled down leafy promenades, and dined while sitting on wicker furniture at riverside cafes. In the evenings, they went to the opera, and gyrated at thumping discotheques

On Thursday morning, a…

‘Better Call Saul’ review: Spinoff delivers your ‘Breaking Bad’ fix



LOS ANGELES — Though touted as a prequel, Better Call Saul‘s opening minutes begin where Breaking Bad‘s penultimate episode left Saul Goodman, which will give viewers a welcome false impression that Vince Gilligan’s acclaimed AMC series never ended.

In this scenario, told through black-and-white scenes reminiscent of Bob Odenkirk’s role in the 2013 film Nebraska, the sleazy criminal lawyer is no longer that, having recently extracted himself from his dangerous life in Albuquerque in favor…

This year’s Oscar-nominated films get new, brutally honest poster designs



Honestly, they’re just saying what we’ve all been thinking during Oscar season.

College Humor redesigned posters for 2015′s Oscar-nominated films with more truthful titles. They perfectly sum up this year’s greatest movies — without all the Hollywood spin.

As catchy as titles like The Theory of Everything and The Imitation Game may be, they don’t quite capture the true essence of each film

More hilarious posters in this series can…

The ‘Jurassic Park’ trilogy summarized in 3 minutes



The Jurassic Park trilogy consists of two great movies and one extra one about the consequences of cloning a dangerous and extinct species.

With a new installment, Jurassic World coming this June, the series is ripe for a reviewing. Just in case, you know, you didn’t catch the theme of “dinosaurs are dangerous” the last time.

In the latest episode of our ongoing “Too Long; Didn’t Watch” series, we try to catch you up on the dino-infested…