advertisement advertisement advertisement Algorithms control many elements of our lives: the music we hear , the shows we watch , the stories we read , and even how we vote. They’ve been used most commonly to uncover consumers’ preferences and make recommendations, but now brands are starting to integrate them into the products themselves. advertisement advertisement Stitch Fix , an online apparel retailer, thinks algorithms are the future of designing garments and has begun to bring these items to market. (In her 2017 report , trend forecaster Mary Meeker of the venture capital company Kleiner Perkins mentioned Stitch Fix’s algorithmic design approach as an e-commerce “aha.”) But will this strategy yield better things, or will it just lead to the normcorization of design? “[Our customers] come to us because they don’t want to go shopping,” Eric Colson, Stitch Fix’s chief algorithm officer and head of the company’s … [Read more...] about How Stitch Fix Is Using Algorithmic Design To Become The Netflix Of Fashion
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Nearly three months after President Biden Joe Biden IRS to roll out payments for ,000 child tax credit in July Capitol Police told not to use most aggressive tactics in riot response, report finds Biden to accompany first lady to appointment for 'common medical procedure' MORE assumed office, friends and foes alike are looking for clear evidence of just how liberal his administration is going to be. It has been hard to pin the White House down, ideologically speaking. Is he maintaining the cautious center-left approach that he has followed most of his career? Or is he pursuing a paradigmatic shift in American politics in the manner of President Lyndon Johnson’s Great Society or President Franklin Roosevelt’s New Deal? ADVERTISEMENT The answer is: a bit of both. And that holds both opportunities and perils. Corbin Trent, a former communications director for Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez NY House Democrats demand … [Read more...] about The Memo: How liberal will the Biden presidency be?
NEW ORLEANS - In the wake of last month's deadly shootings in Colorado and Georgia, President Joe Biden recently announced six executive orders his administration believes will lead to some reduction in gun violence. The United States is unique among developed nations in the high number of gun-related deaths in the country. While nearly all Americans understand there's a problem, there are widely differing views on what's causing the epidemic of deaths, and how to solve it. Those contrasting opinions are on full display when discussing the March 22 mass shooting at a grocery store in Boulder, Colorado that left 10 innocent people dead. "Easy access to guns played a critical role in that shooting," explained Patrick Armstrong, whose father taught gun control law. Armstrong lives in New Orleans, Louisiana, which had the fourth-highest murder rate among large American cities in 2019. Armstrong said it's discouraging how easy it was for the suspect in Boulder to purchase the … [Read more...] about In Wake of Several Mass Murders, Americans Once Again Debate Gun Ownership
Better luck next time for a losing Republican presidential candidate? Photo: J. Scott Applewhite/Pool/Getty Images There is a lot of angst in Republican Establishment circles over the 45th president’s reported rant at a Republican donor conference near his Florida home over the weekend. Trump is apparently still furious at Brian Kemp for impeding his election coup, and Mike Pence for failing to steal a second term for him anyway, and at Mitch McConnell for refusing to back his electoral vote challenge and then criticizing him for inciting a riot. To Republicans who aren’t deep in the fever swamps of MAGA-land, this is just Trump continuing his narcissistic and destructive post-election behavior. Just as he blew up those crucial Georgia Senate runoffs in January because he couldn’t let go of his own lies about the presidential election, he’s blowing up the party at a time when the GOP needs to stay unified in the fight against Biden . And to those of us without a betting … [Read more...] about Will Republicans Try Another Election Coup in 2024?
Tuesday on FNC’s “Tucker Carlson Tonight,” host Tucker Carlson opened his program by reacting to an announcement earlier in the day that health officials were recommending to halt the distribution of the Johnson & Johnson vaccine. Carlson said overall, the announcement warranted skepticism about the vaccine’s efficacy and pointed to remarks from Biden health adviser Anthony Fauci and CDC director Rochelle Walensky. Transcript as follows: CARLSON: We’ve heard an awful lot about the coronavirus vaccine over the last several months. It’s a massive achievement as a scientific matter, something all Americans can be proud of, but that’s not the context in which we’ve heard about it. Joe Biden’s first speech to the country urged the entire population to take this vaccine immediately. The celebrity industrial complex has reinforced that demand ever since, “Get the shot. Get the shot. Get the shot.” OK, we will. We’re not against it on principle. Like almost every American, … [Read more...] about FNC’s Carlson: Maybe the Vaccine Doesn’t Work and They’re Simply Not Telling You That
(CBS Local)– Margaret Josephs is a household name in the Tri-State area because of “The Real Housewives of New Jersey,” but there is much more to her story than the reality TV show. Josephs, who was born in Elizabeth, New Jersey, is a fashion designer, entrepreneur and now the author of a new book from Simon & Schuster called “ Caviar Dreams, Tuna Fish Budget: How to Survive in Business and Life .” CBS Local’s DJ Sixsmith spoke to Josephs about the book, the keys to her success in the fashion industry and why “The Real Housewives of New Jersey” resonates with so many people. READ MORE: Watch Live @ 11:30: Gov. Baker Update On COVID Vaccines Following Johnson & Johnson Pause “Writing this book was very therapeutic and cathartic at the same time,” said Josephs. “Everybody knows me from the show and that’s only 25% of my life. I thought everyone should know what happened to me before I got on Housewives, how I got there and built my business. I grew up with my single … [Read more...] about Margaret Josephs On ‘The Real Housewives Of New Jersey’ & ‘Caviar Dreams, Tuna Fish Budget’
Still from The Girl With the Dragon Tattoo (US) trailer Sony Pictures Entertainment’s publicity department sent out an early morning (2 a.m.) e-mail today that is creating shock waves in the film criticism world. It singled out The New Yorker ’s critic, David Denby, for breaking an embargo the studio had placed on any reviews for The Girl With The Dragon Tattoo running before December 13, about a week prior to the film’s release date. (You can read the review, which is positive, here .) Below, a snippet from the e-mail. Dear Colleague, All who attended screenings of The Girl With The Dragon Tattoo agreed in writing to withhold reviews until closer to the date of the film’s worldwide release date. Regrettably, one of your colleagues, David Denby of The New Yorker , has decided to break his agreement and will run his review on Monday, December 5th. This embargo violation is completely unacceptable. […] As a matter of principle, The New Yorker ’s breach violates a … [Read more...] about ’s David Denby Breaks Sony’s
Plex , a 12-year-old streaming provider with a unique combination of third-party access and management tools for users’ media assets, has raised $50 million in growth equity. The funds come from one of its existing backers, Intercap. As part of the round, Intercap chairman and CEO Jason Chapnik has joined the board of directors as chairman and Intercap president James Merkur has also gotten a board seat. The financing includes about $15 million in new capital for Plex, with the remainder used to buy shares and options from employees and shareholders. The company said it hopes the injection of capital will enable it to move closer to being a “one-stop shop” for streaming media. “Content providers, creators, and consumers are all paying the price for the explosion of so many streaming media services and the industry needs a trusted way for the experience to be as enjoyable as possible,” Chapnik said. “ Plex has always been at the forefront of solving new media … [Read more...] about Streaming Media Platform Plex Raises $50 Million From Existing Investor Intercap, Installing Its CEO As Board Chair
Emmy and Golden Globe-winning actress Jane Seymour is to star in and executive produce the latest original series for AMC Networks streamer Acorn TV , taking the title role in Irish mystery thriller Harry Wild . Seymour, who has starred in The Kominsky Method , Dr. Quinn: Medicine Woman , and Live And Let Die , will play a recently retired English professor who cannot help but take an active interest in the criminal cases assigned to her police detective son, Charlie. Set in Dublin and produced by Dynamic Television, Seymour will play Harriet Wild in the eight-part series. She displays her flair for investigation by interfering in her son’s bafﬂing murder case, noticing the murderer has followed a pattern from a well-known play. When she successfully catches the killer by putting herself at great risk, she ﬁnds a new lust for life. Harry Wild is created and written by David Logan ( Lost Christmas ), with Jo Spain ( Taken Down ). The directors are … [Read more...] about Jane Seymour To Headline Irish Mystery Series ‘Harry Wild’ For AMC Streamer Acorn TV
Hansal Mehta took to his social media handle to mourn the loss of his close cousin who passed away due to COVID-19. The filmmaker also expressed his concern over the increasing number of cases in the state. He called the situation in Gujarat to be terrible. Talking about his tweet, Hansal further wrote that his late cousin's wife is also very critical. The Aligarh director then called the pandemic situation in Gujarat to be terrible and the situation in the state is much worse than what is actually being reported by the media. Take a look at the tweet shared by the Omerta director. Lost a very close cousin in Ahmedabad to Covid-19. His wife is also critical. The situation in Gujarat is terrible. Much, much worse than is being reported. — Hansal Mehta (@mehtahansal) April 14, 2021 It is not a hidden fact that the unfortunate spike in the number of COVID-19 cases has once again caused a frightening situation in the nation. Talking about Bollywood, … [Read more...] about Hansal Mehta Mourns Loss Of A Cousin From Gujarat, Raises Concern On The Pandemic Scenario In The State