HBO’s Sheila Nevins Is Loving Every Minute of Her Book Tour

From the looks of the crowd at Michael’s today, I suspect there were plenty of big doings being finalized in betweeen bites of Cobb salad. Attorney Bob Barnett was with Huma Abedin, Charlie Rose was huddled in conversation with Marie Josee Kravis on Table Four while CBS 48 Hours Mystery’s Susan Zirinsky and producer Josh…

As the iPhone Turns 10, Retailers Are Still Trying to Figure Out How to Be True Omnichannel Enterprises

The iPhone celebrates its 10th birthday Thursday, and many news outlets will commemorate Apple’s pocket-size supercomputer and the always-connected impact it’s had on the culture. As they should. But here, let’s use this mobile milestone to examine whether retailers have adequately reacted to the seismic shift in shopping behavior that can be traced back to…

Bill Belichick Details His Lifelong Love Affair With Nantucket

Towards the end of 2016, photographer Kelly Brett snapped David Ortiz, in a black dress shirt and blazer, for the cover of Boston Common magazine’s Men’s Issue. Now, just in time for the July 4 holiday, she has delivered Patriots head coach Bill Bellichik and his longtime girlfriend Linda Holliday in series of sweetly lit…

Is Facebook Marketplace Thriving?

Facebook launched its Marketplace feature last October, enabling users to list and browse items for sale. The social network shared some Marketplace facts and figures Wednesday. More than 18 million new items were posted for sale to Marketplace in the U.S. in May, Facebook said in an email to Social Pro Daily. The most popular…

Lee Greenwood Will Probably Light Up YouTube on July 4

It’s a safe bet that the Fourth of July is Lee Greenwood’s favorite time of the year. YouTube analyzed songs that average at least 1 million views annually to determine which had the largest spikes in U.S. views on July 4, 2015 and 2016, and the 10 songs with the largest jumps in popularity were:…

Mother Jones Adds 7

As newsrooms from The New York Times to ProPublica to Mother Jones benefitted from an influx of subscriptions and donations that were inspired by the 2016 election, a question arose: what would newsrooms do with those extra funds? For ProPublica, the answer was jobs. For Mother Jones, the answer is jobs. The publication announced today…

Snapchat Users Can Now Create On-Demand Geofilters on Their Phones

Snapchat users can now create on-demand geofilters on their smartphones, without having to use the messaging application’s web tool. Snapchat announced in a blog post Wednesday that users can create filters directly within its app, using “many of the same creative tools available to decorate Snaps,” and it provided the following instructions: To get started,…

Bloomberg Hires Stephanie Flanders to Head a New Bloomberg Economics Unit

There’s been a lot of rearranging at Bloomberg recently, including a Bloomberg Businessweek relaunch this month and the merging of Bloomberg Government into Bloomberg BNA in April. Now, it is Bloomberg’s economics coverage that is being reshaped. “ECO is one of the most-used functions on the terminal,” writes Bloomberg News editor in chief John Micklethwait…