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Taylor Swift Confirms Her Boyfriend Joe Alwyn Co-Wrote Two ‘Folklore’ Songs

elle- The mystery co-writer on Taylor Swift's songs "Betty" and "Exile" has been unmasked. In her new Disney+ film, folklore: the long pond studio sessions, Swift finally reveals the identity of William Bowery, her mystery collaborator on two tracks. "So, William...

Really bad job application filled out by Steve Jobs sells for $175,000

A job application filled out by former Apple chief executive Steve Jobs, who died in 2011, hs just been sold at auction for $174,757 (£125,728). The questionnaire, completed by then-18-year-old Jobs in 1973, was snapped up by an anonymous London internet entrepreneur. The man that would go on to revolutionise the tech industry with his co-founding of Apple signed the application "Steven jobs" [sic] and said his special abilities included "electronics, tech or design engineer". Read more: Apple HomePod smart speaker review: A hell of a speaker controlled by a mildly disappointing assistant Steve Jobs' application sold for $174,757 Under interests, he wrote: "digital – from Bay near Hewitt-Packard" [sic]. Jobs scrawled "yes" next to computer and calculator skills, adding "design tech". According to the form, he had a driver's license but and stated his access to transportation as "possible, but not probable". Jobs gave his address on the application as Reed College, where he had begun studying English literature in 1972 but dropped out to preserve his parents' meagre amount of money. He hung around campus for a year and a half after quitting to audit creative courses, including classes on Shakespeare, dance, and calligraphy. Later, in 1974, Jobs secured a job as a technician at Atari, heavily relying on the help of Steve Wozniak who would become the other Apple co-founder. Other Steve Jobs highlights from the Pop Culture sale by PR Auction, which began on 8 March and concluded yesterday, include a signed Apple Mac OS X technical manual which sold for $41,806, and a signed 2008 newspaper clipping which went for $26,950. Jobs died at the age of 56 after a fight with cancer. Read more: Dialog Semiconductor says Apple supply deal in place until at least 2020 Original Article [contf] [contfnew] CityAM [contfnewc] [contfnewc]

Rihanna blasts Snapchat – shares fall

Shares in tech company Snapchat fell more than four per cent today after singer Rihanna blasted the app on social media. The Bajan popstar, 30, hit out at Snapchat after it featured an advert that made fun of her 2009 assault by her then boyfriend, US singer Chris Brown. Rihanna said on Instagram: “SNAPCHAT I know you know you ain’t my fav app out there! But I’m just trying to figure out what the point was with this mess!, “You spent money to animate something that would intentionally bring shame to DV victims and made a joke of it!!!,” she said. “Shame on you. Throw the whole app-oligy away.” Read more: Oh Snap! Here's how much Evan Spiegel made last year Snapchat had hosted an advert for an online game called “Would You Rather!” which showed pictures of Rihanna and Brown next to captions that said "Slap Rihanna” and “Punch Chris Brown.” Brown was convicted in 2009 of an assault on Rihanna which left her with a bruised and swollen face and a split lip. Shares in the tech company fell by more than four percent from from $17.88 (£12.83) to $17 during the course of the day. In a statement earlier this week Snapchat said that the offending advert, which has now been taken down, “was reviewed and approved in error, as it violates our advertising guidelines". This is not the first time Snapchat’s share price has been vulnerable to social media pronouncements from celebrities. Read more: Kylie Jenner's Snapchat shun shows "financial fragility" of social media Last month Kylie Jenner, a member of reality TV’s first family the Kardashians, wiped around $1.3bn from Snapchat’s market value after denigrating the app on Twitter. Jenner tweeted: "So does anyone else not open Snapchat anymore? Or is it just me… ugh this is so sad." The comments, came after a controversial redesign of Snapchat which was negatively received by some of its users. Almost a million people signed a petition calling for the previous version of the app to be restored. Jenner later rowed back on her earlier comments saying Snap was still her "first love". Original Article [contf] [contfnew] CityAM [contfnewc] [contfnewc]

RT faces loss of UK license over ex-spy’s poisoning

U.K. broadcasting regulator Ofcom could strip RT of its license to operate in the U.K. if authorities confirm Russia was behind the poisoning of former spy Sergei Skripal. Ofcom, which can shut down a TV channel it deems to be not a “fit and proper” holder of a license in the U.K., warned RT (formerly Russia Today) that proof Russia used “unlawful use of force” in the case of Skripal’s poisoning could trigger a formal investigation into the channel’s activity, the Guardian reported Tuesday. Such an inquiry could result in RT — which has breached U.K. broadcasting codes 15 times since it began airing — being banned from operating in the U.K. “We have today written to ANO TV Novosti, holder of RT’s U.K. broadcast licences, which is financed from the budget of the Russian Federation,” Ofcom said in a statement. “This letter explained that, should the U.K. investigating authorities determine that there was an unlawful use of force by the Russian state against the U.K., we would consider this relevant to our ongoing duty to be satisfied that RT is fit and proper.” In response, RT complained it was being used as “a sacrificial political pawn” and emphasized that a ban would undermine freedom of the press in the U.K. “We disagree with the position taken by Ofcom,” an RT spokesperson said. “By linking RT to unrelated matters, Ofcom is conflating its role as a broadcasting regulator with matters of state.” U.K. Prime Minister Theresa May said Monday it was “highly likely” Russia was responsible for the chemical attack on Skripal and his daughter Yulia, and gave Moscow until midnight on Tuesday to provide “a convincing explanation” for the incident. If Russia fails to respond, the U.K. government is expected to announce potential retaliatory measures on Wednesday. May has suggested closing the channel as one potential option. Original Article [contf] [contfnew]

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