Reports are emerging that the The Chicago Sun-Times has laid off its entire photo staff.
According to The Chicago Tribune, 20 full-time staffers in the photo department received layoff notices Thursday. In a statement shared with its chief competitor, the Sun-Times said it was looking to shift more resources to video and other multimedia elements:
“The Sun-Times business is changing rapidly and our audiences are consistently seeking more video content with their news. We have made great progress in meeting this demand and are focused on bolstering our reporting capabilities with video and other multimedia elements. The Chicago Sun-Times continues to evolve with our digitally savvy customers, and as a result, we have had to restructure the way we manage multimedia, including photography, across the network.” Read More
Movie star Nicolas Cage traveled to Carson City earlier this month to urge state lawmakers to pass a movie tax incentive bill, promising to use his connections in the industry to help spark a filmmaking boom in Nevada.
“My name is Nicolas Cage, and I’m an American filmmaker,”
“I have four scripts that could easily be shot in Nevada,” said Cage, who described himself as a Nevada resident, adding he’d like to wake up at home, go to work shooting a film and return home at the end of the day. Read More
Mary Meeker, a renowned analyst with Kleiner Perkins Caufield Byers, estimates that there are now more than 500 million photos uploaded and shared every day on average, and she projects that number will grow to be twice as much as the year prior. Read More
#1. Daft Punk – Random Access Memories – 339,000 (340,000)
#4. French Montana – Excuse My French – 56,000 (56,000)
#5. The Great Gatsby Soundtrack – 54,000 (286,000)
#17. Macklemore & Ryan Lewis – The Heist – 24,000 (754,000)
#23. Lil Wayne – I Am Not A Human Being II – 15,000 (453,000)
#42. Kendrick Lamar – good kid, m.A.A.d city – 8,800 (905,000)
#113. Eve – Lip Lock – 3,500 (12,000)
#160. LL Cool J – Authentic – 2,700 (26,000)
#165. Snoop Lion – Reincarnated – 2,600 (40,000)
#175. Gucci Mane – Trap House III – 2,500 (2,500)
* data comes from Nielsen Soundscan, rounded to nearest thousandth for units above 10,000, nearest hundredth for units below 10,000.
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Title / Weekend Gross (in millions usd)*
- Fast & Furious 6 $120 m
- The Hangover Pt III $51.2 m
- Star Trek Into Darkness $47 m
- Epic $42.6 m
- Iron Man 3 $24.3 m
- The Great Gatsby (2013) $17 m
- Mud $2.4 m
- 42 $1.6 m
- The Croods $1.6
- Oblivion $1 m
4 Day studio total via BoxOfficeMojo
WordPress, the blogging and content management system, is 10-years old today. The platform has evolved in the past decade from being a basic blogging service to a news and media platform for major brand names and businesses around the world.
Started by Matt Mullenweg and Mike Little, WordPress is an open source service where anyone can make modifications to the code to improve their blog and make it something that works for them.
Bloggers who use WordPress are able to apply design themes to their sites while also integrating third-party plugins easily. Since it’s open source software, there isn’t a need for an approval process before someone can implement a new feature. GWOP Magazine, CNN, TechCrunch, Mashable, Dow Jones, UPS, TED, BOSSIP, RAPRADAR all use a wordpress platform to get the message across for their business.
“Thanks Matt and Mike for creating wordpress. Without you there would be no GWOP Magazine”
Forbes counts down the world’s richest people.
What’s thought to be one of the last remaining original Apple computers, made in a family garage in California, has sold for a record price at auction in Germany.
The machine was built by the company’s founders, Steve Jobs and Steve Wozniak and only six models in working condition are known to exist.