To scroll through the photographs of Beijing-based photographer Silin Liu is to take a trip through some of the most iconic and memorable moments of history captured on film. The one constant in all of the images is the presence of Celine Liu, the photographer’s chameleon-like alter ego. In Liu’s version of history, Celine is there for all of the most monumental events: partying with Princess Diana, light-painting with Picasso, and riding shotgun in a car in 1963 Dallas, Texas, moments before a bullet took John F. Kennedy’s life. advertisement I’m Everywhere. according to Wired, she pieces together from her parents’ closet or buys online. The character is shot via iPhone, either by a friend or with Liu using a self-timer, then Liu inserts herself into her famous settings using Photoshop. Liu started working on the series in 2012, after coming across a photograph of Chiang Kai-shek, who served as the leader of the Republic of … [Read more...] about The Photographer Who Has Managed To Make It To All Of History’s Landmark Events
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CNBC is predicting that Apple may top Microsoft as computing’s most valuable firm. But that kind of success might be self-defeating. advertisement advertisement As CNBC rightly acknowledges, Apple has a long way to go before it can dethrone Redmond, but estimates that the guard may change as sooner than anyone could have predicted just two years ago. While Windows still wins the marketshare battle with around 90% of all PCs, Apple’s annual revenue has more than doubled in the last four years, while Microsoft is growing more slowly. Thanks largely the the iPhone and iPod, Apple is selling more Macintoshes every quarter. But what is good for the brand and the company might end up being bad news for the customer. As TUAW says: “Using the example of Microsoft, getting too big too fast degrades your ability to offer quality service. It doesn’t mean that their products are horrible, it means that you have to bring in more people to fill the gap–people … [Read more...] about What Happens If Apple Grows Too Fast?
Whataburger is no longer a family-owned business. advertisement In a cross-country leap toward expanding the company’s brand, the Texas burger chain announced Friday that is has sold a majority interest to Chicago-based BDT Capital Partners. BDT is a merchant bank that invests in family-owned businesses. It’s adding Whataburger to a sizable portfolio of food retailers in which it owns majority shares, including Krispy Kreme Doughnuts, Panera Bread, and the recently rebranded Dunkin’. In a press release, Whataburger president and CEO Preston Atkinson said, “We’re excited about the partnership with BDT because they respect and admire the brand we’ve built. They want to preserve it while they help us continue growing a sustainable, competitive business over a long period of time. They don’t plan to change our recipe for success.” Texans may be more concerned with preserving the chain’s actual recipes. Whataburger … [Read more...] about Whataburger sells out to a Chicago bank, and Texans are already worried about the recipes
United Airlines’ fleet of Boeing 737 Max planes will remain grounded until November 3, ensuring that more than 8,000 flights will be canceled. That’s 45 flights per day this month, a number that’s expected to rise to 95 per day in October, per the Associated Press. Reached for comment, a representative for the airline told Fast Company, “For more than 90 years, the safety of our customers and employees at United has come first, which is why we have cooperated fully with the FAA’s independent review of the Max aircraft, and we won’t put our customers and employees on that plane until regulators make their own independent assessment that it is safe to do so.” Two Max planes went down in fatal crashes in the past year, killing 346 people and causing a worldwide grounding of the model. Black box data from the two accidents suggests that a system meant to prevent the planes from stalling malfunctioned. Boeing is scrambling to correct a host of … [Read more...] about United Airlines is canceling 45 flights a day due to Boeing’s ill-fated 737 Max planes
A 17-year-old boy from Lancashire attempted suicide after his fixation to popular online game Fortnite turned him into a debt-ridden drug addict.According to a report in The Daily Mirror, Carl Thompson, who spent most of his time playing the first person shooter title by Epic Games, said that he hardly ate or slept and was “miserable and unable to function”.When he realised that there was no way to "escape", Carl attempted suicide by jumping from his third-floor bedroom window. Luckily for him, his father came in time and pulled him to safety.Close The teenager, who is undergoing treatment to deal with the addiction, now wants to deter others from making the same mistakes. related news Lankan President-elect Gotabaya's ties with India will depend on his approach towards Pakistan: Report Nepal PM says Kalapani area belongs to them, tells India to withdraw immediately: Report Significant distress in China could spill over to US and global markets: Federal Reserve … [Read more...] about Popular game Fortnite spirals teen into debt and drug addiction, attempts suicide