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  1. CHRISTIAN LOUBOUTIN Houghton 160 patent-leather and suede platform sandals $1,575 GUCCI Linea A textured leather-trimmed canvas shoulder bag $1,150
  2. If it’s starting to feel like every visit you make to Facebook these days is full of videos, you are not alone. Facebook today reported in a strong set of Q4 earnings that there are 3 billion videos viewed on its site each day. With the company also reporting daily active users of 890 million, this works out to more than 3 videos per day. Facebook more specifically later noted that over 50% of people in the US who come to Facebook daily watch at least one video per day. It doesn’t break out how many of those are auto-played but did noted that over 65% of Facebook video views occur on mobile. CEO Mark Zuckerberg pointed out in the call that while usage of Facebook has shifted over the last ten years, from primarily text through to “primarily photos with some text and video,” he may be understating things a bit. As a point of comparison, he noted that there are 2 billion photos each day shared across Facebook sites — or, put another way, 1 billion less photos than videos posted to Facebook daily. And as a sign of just how much Facebook is pushing video growth, it was only in June 2014 that the company passed 1 billion video views per day. “One of the big trends will be the growth of video content on our service,” Zuckerberg said in remarks about the how the service would look in three, five and 10 years. Video is key to Facebook on more than one level. On one hand, it’s a medium that helps keep people on the site for longer, by the very nature of the viewing experience. It’s something that Facebook has been doing well. By some estimates, it’s even driving video creators, and video views, away from YouTube, the online video leader. Facebook said that in the last year, the number of video posts per person on Facebook increased 75% globally and 94% in the U.S. (My guess is that it will try to push more of this kind of “native” video in the future — that is, video hosted on Facebook rather than on third-party sites, either by offering more control and a better experience or better exposure in Facebook’s ever-evolving algorithm for what gets seen the most. Hosting the videos, of course, means that Facebook can monetise them better.) On the other hand, with its close affinity with TV, online video is a honeypot for premium advertising and attracting premium brands. This is one of the big reasons why Facebook, and others like Yahoo and Aol and Twitter, have been pushing into the medium. COO Sheryl Sandberg made the direct comparison between consumer video takeup on Facebook and how the social network is building out its video advertising business. “It’s exciting that we’ve gotten to 3 billion video views per day because it shows that consumers like video,” she noted. “That gives us an opportunity to grow our video advertising.” “What really matters is that consumers are using videos on Facebook,” she said later, saying if they weren’t, “video ads would be very jarring.” In the last quarter, Facebook rolled out autoplay video ads worldwide, and noted that “many clients told their stories creatively through video” but didn’t share any metrics on just how well this did. Interestingly, while Facebook is pushing some premium content, including a new NFL feed that it announced today, it’s not putting all its eggs into the high-end basket. “I don’t think it matters what that content is,” Sandberg said in response to a question about whether Facebook would be looking to do more deals to add more premium video content, similar to what YouTube has been doing. “We have an NFL test right now but we are already seeing explosive growth without it. We haven’t figured out what the mix needs to be.” Facebook reported $3.6 billion in advertising sales on overall revenues of $3.85 billion but did not break out how much of that came from video advertising versus other formats.
  3. DAMN!! I GOTTA GET THS Pioneer DJ unveiled its new all-in-one rekordbox DJ controller on Tuesday morning. The XDJ-RX features two CDJ players, a mixer and a single LCD display. Aside from library management (which is typically handled at home), no laptop is required to operate the unit. Notable features: - Large full-color screen for at-a-glance information from both players - Pad control with new Loop Slice feature (an equivalent to Serato’s Slicer Mode) - Driven by rekordbox USB or rekordbox app so no need for a laptop or CDs - Performance mixer boasts high-quality Sound Color FX and Beat FX - Can be used as a stand-alone mixer thanks to multiple connections - Direct recording via additional USB port Pioneer DJ says the system will be available in late February 2015 at a suggested retail price of $1,799. Check out their website for more information.
  4. Do young people view entrepreneurship as a viable career option? Not according to a recent analysis by The Wall Street Journal that showed that only 3.6 percent of households headed by adults younger than 30 owned stakes in private companies. This figure represents a 24-year-low in young entrepreneurs. While media reports glamorize successful entrepreneurs such as Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg and Snapchat CEO Evan Spiegel, the WSJ article calls young entrepreneurs an “endangered species.” Competition is tough. Capital is scarce. The environment rapidly changes. Education is expensive. So what should society be telling young people about entrepreneurship? In November I was involved in an entrepreneurship discussion at Pathways Academy of Technology and Design in Hartford, Conn., along with some other business owners. The discussion was practical and informative, but afterward I realized that it might have done little to inspire and may have inadvertently scared off the high schoolers by emphasizing initial struggles. What do young people actually need to hear? Related: The Joy of Raising a Teen Entrepreneur 1. Youth matters. It’s been said, “The best time to plant a tree was 20 years ago. The second best time is now.” Many entrepreneurs say they wished they started on their path sooner. Young people don’t need to wait for an opportunity or idea to hit them. They need to start building their future now. The sooner you start working toward a goal, the sooner your knowledge, experience and money start compounding. Later on in life, commitments can intrude. 2. Money adds up. It’s easy to want to divorce notions about launching a business from capital requirements to inspire young people. But it’s better to tell them how much money matters to a business so that they don’t head into life blindfolded. Many entrepreneurs finance their businesses on their own dime. A credit card can literally mean the difference between success and failure. Money, credit and funding matter to every kind of business. 3. Tenacity is significant. Young people might view certain businesspeople as somehow inherently different, especially outliers like Apple co-founder Steve Jobs or Tesla Motors CEO Elon Musk. Everyone has ideas, creativity and skills. But not everyone applies them consistently toward goals. Geniuses go broke. Rich people lose their money. The reality is that people are successful not because of what’s bestowed them but rather what they do with the gifts they have. Young people need to look within, find their strengths and make the most of them. 4. Education carries weight. Would Mark Zuckerberg have launched Facebook if he had dropped out of community college instead of Harvard? It’s likely that instead of showering his business with massive amounts of capital, top venture capitalists wouldn’t have met with him. The name brand of Harvard matters. Yet education is just one part of a businessperson’s path. Certain goals require education. Others don’t at all. It’s important to develop a realistic understanding of when and why education plays a role. Related: Girl Scouts Get Trendy With Gluten-Free, Greek Yogurt Cookies 5. Trends are significant. Entrepreneurship is now being taught like a subject. High schoolers and college kids around the country are developing ideas for businesses. It’s not surprising that many of these ideas are for mobile apps. But unless you’re launching an app right this second, apps are the past. In the early days of app development, people developing, say, a fake beer-drinking simulation app probably made a million dollars. But now the competition for apps couldn’t be higher. Instead of focusing on today’s framework for success, young people should be taught to pounce on and spot trends and think about the next 10 years instead of the past 10. 6. Concrete problems count. A guy near me opened a business straight out of high school hauling away dirt. Everyone needing their property grounds leveled or cleared called him and he built up a big customer base. He then started selling the dirt. Now that’s a business model: He got paid twice — and for dirt. Twenty years later, he’s reaped a fortune. With a media full of Zucks and Musks, young people might think successful businesses build only social-network, apps and rockets. The reality is all over, successful entrepreneurs have figured out how to turn dirt into gold. These stories should be shared. Entrepreneurship, above all else, solves problems. Look for problems and you’ll find answers.
  5. Nearly 6 years since fans have had a new Street Fighter game. The most popular fighting franchise in the history of gaming saw an accidental trailer leak from Capcom earlier this morning.
  6. Their new 42mm Royal Oak Offshore Collection is a prime example of this. The watches comes in six colors in everything from steel to pink gold and are ultra-refined with black ceramic hardware, a Méga Tapisserie’ pattern dial, AP’s automatic Calibre 3126, and strap combinations in rubber, leather, or metal in the stunning pink gold model. Audemars Piguet
  7. HARD!!!!! Equus Bass 770 ($250,000) as the perfect compromise between fastback muscle car beauty and power and the reliability and comfort of a modern ride. On first glance, it looks like they took all the best parts of Mustangs, Challengers, and Chargers and mashed them together to form this retro stunner — but this is a built-from-scratch machine that looks better than each of those cars on its own. It’s also powered by a 640 horsepower supercharged aluminum V8, giving it significantly more oomph than most other modern muscle cars coming out of Detroit (albeit at a significantly-higher price)
  8. Kid Cudi lands on the cover of the newest issue of Flaunt Magazine. In the interview Kid Cudi expresses his personal style ranging from high fashion to streetwear wearing pieces by designers the likes of Alexander McQueen, Giuseppe Zanotti, Rochambeau, his acting career, Need For Speed, and his album Indicud.
  9. Ashanti returns with her brand new single called The Woman You Love featuring Busta Rhymes. This track is expected to appear on her upcoming fifth album yet to be titled and also this track comes from Ashanti’s own label Written Entertainment.
  10. Wale is back with a new video called Chain Music which was directed by Rik Cordero. This happens to be another track off Wale sophomore album called Ambition in stores and Itunes now.
  11. Chris Brown released the official video for his song called Strip which features Kevin McCall. This track comes off the mixtape that was released last year and also was produced by Tha Bizness.
  12. For the past eight years, the Grammy-nominated producer has consistently dominated the charts, clubs and streets with his signature soulful and melodic bass-laden beats that showcase his unorthodox sound. His ability to craft brilliant hits for the likes of Young Jeezy, Waka Flocka Flame, TI, Plies, Ludacris, Drake, Lil Wayne, 2 Chainz, Rocko BOB, DJ Drama, Big Sean, Gucci Mane and Trey Songz, helped to successfully solidify his name in the game.For the past eight years, the Grammy-nominated producer has consistently dominated the charts, clubs and streets with his signature soulful and melodic bass-laden beats that showcase his unorthodox sound. His ability to craft brilliant hits for the likes of Young Jeezy, Waka Flocka Flame, TI, Plies, Ludacris, Drake, Lil Wayne, 2 Chainz, Rocko BOB, DJ Drama, Big Sean, Gucci Mane and Trey Songz, helped to successfully solidify his name in the game. Also to call in to Ask Questions Call: 760-913-4119 To listen to the show online please visit: http://tobtr.com/s/2633929 And additional information Global14: @DrummaBoyFresh Twitter: @DrummaBoyFresh
  13. John Legend who has been working hard on his next full length album recently released a new track called Chasing Your Love. No word as of yet been said this this is intended for the album which is due out next year.
  14. Nike Air Foamposite One Electrolime/Electrolime-Black 03/2012
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