It looks like Salman Khan has a new addition to his brand portfolio as the actor has been roped in by Pepsi, according to The Economic Times.The two-year deal is estimated at Rs 15 crore, as per the report.But, is this the right move by Pepsi?Close According to brand strategist Harish Bijoor, “The bet is more on Dabangg 3 than on Salman Khan. If Dabangg 3 is a hit, this decision is a hit as well.” related news Is Instagram right in testing the removal of 'Like' feature in India? Netflix tests cheaper, yearly subscription plan in India Dabangg 3, which will see the debut of actor-director Mahesh Manjrekar's daughter Saiee Manjrekar opposite Khan, is going to hit the theatres on December 20, and it is the third instalment of the Dabangg franchise. The first two films in the series - Dabangg and Dabangg 2 performed well at the domestic box office, with collections to the tune of Rs 193 crore and Rs 202 crore respectively.Concurring with Bijoor is Vinay Kanchan, the … [Read more...] about Pepsi signs Salman Khan just before Dabangg 3; will Chulbul Pandey work for the cola major?
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In many respects, 2017 was an incredible year for design. Brands such as Nike took a powerful stance on inclusion. Virtual reality enabled exciting new experiences. Inventors solved some of the longstanding problems mainstream design has ignored, like better breast pumps for nursing mothers. However, there were plenty of blunders, frustrations, and annoyances, too. Simply put, these 10 design trends need to die. advertisement advertisement Opaque Algorithms Has the moment of reckoning finally come for opaque algorithms? Algorithms are the silent puppeteers of our lives, deciding how we vote, what we read, how we dress, what we watch, how we’re policed, and more. We don’t know how these algorithms work. What’s even more troublesome is that the companies that are designing and using these algorithms often don’t either. One of Facebook’s algorithms, for example, created anti-Semitic categories for users, which violated the site’s … [Read more...] about The 10 Design Trends Of 2017 That Need To Die
Do you remember the day when Netscape became a $2 billion company, or when Amazon upended our online expectations by introducing 1-Click shopping? How about when Napster faced down Metallica and Twitter showed us what was really happening on the streets of Tehran? These are the moments of innovation that changed our world and continue to point us to the future. advertisement advertisement 1995: The birth of the fast company It was the IPO pop heard round the world: How Netscape’s triumph signaled the arrival of a new business model—and a new mind-set. I first realized that August 9, 1995, would be a day to remember when two coworkers bet each other on the opening and closing price of a new stock issue from a Mountain View, California–based company called Netscape Communications. Their excitement was electric, and it only grew as the stock doubled its offering price from $14 to $28 that morning; by the time it started trading after 11 a.m., the stock had … [Read more...] about 20 Moments From The Past 20 Years That Moved The Whole World Forward
https://t.co/iOxmH1WGHt adding the word “Open” to make a fucked up thing squishy and non-threatening is so 2012 — Ingrid Burrington (@lifewinning) December 14, 2015 In his ongoing effort to develop a more lifelike personality module, beloved Star Wars character Elon Musk, his droid sidekick Sama-2Polo, and their ragtag band of messianic libertarian billionaires have founded OpenAI, which would be easier to dismiss as the sci-fi hobby of a bunch of overprivileged net.boyz were it not for the distinct sensation that it’s only a couple more years until “waiting for the Singularity” becomes “making the Singularity happen whether you like it or not.” The group of supervillains have pledged a billion dollars to the cause, because it is the smallest number of dollars they are able to count. advertisement advertisement It’s the week before Christmas Eve Day Week and frankly either nothing much is going on or I just can’t … [Read more...] about Today In Tabs: Riddle Me This
For the past decade, interface designer and data viz expert Nicholas Felton has been publishing a highly influential yearly project called the Feltron Report. It’s a beautifully rendered depiction of his year, filled with intimate details of his life–ranging from the places he’s traveled, to the people he’s talked to most, to the booze he’s consumed. And it’s all wrapped up into a custom rendered series of data visualizations that scored Felton everything from a position at Facebook designing its Timeline to a near endless parade of speaking invitations across the globe. advertisement advertisement Over this span, Felton’s commitment to his own data collection resembled an exercise in self-torture. He’s worn noisy pedometers that clicked every time he took a step, built his own iPhone app to bug him through the day to ask what he was up to, spent a year documenting every single conversation he had, and even, at one point, found … [Read more...] about 10 Years In The Making, Nicholas Felton Files His Final Feltron Report