‘Marvelous Mrs. Maisel’ and two other series help lead Amazon to nine Golden Globes nominations

Rachel Brosnahan, star of “The Marvelous Mrs. Maisel.” (Amazon Photo) Amazon made another strong showing among the streaming TV pack on Thursday with nine nominations, and it also picked up one for film as the hopefuls were announced for the 76th annual Golden Globe Awards. Three nominations for “The Marvelous Mrs. Maisel,” “A Very English Scandal” and “Homecoming” helped power Amazon Prime Video. Netflix had eight TV nominations and Hulu had two. “Maisel,” which won best comedy series last year and picked up five Emmy Awards in September, is nominated for the best comedy award again and star Rachel Brosnahan is nominated for best actress in a musical or comedy… Read More

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New York public radio station won’t be calling Amazon’s new home ‘HQ2’

Amazon’s new neighborhood, Long Island City, in Queens. (GeekWire Photo / Monica Nickelsburg) When news broke that Amazon would split its immensely hyped second headquarters between two cities, journalists covering the year-long search were less than thrilled. The Information’s Nick Winfield called it a “moment of reflection,” adding, “If Amazon ends up splitting its expansion into mini HQs, that is called … opening satellite offices, which scarcely deserves the buckets of ink spilled so far.” Mike Isaac of the New York Times said the “entire charade was an exercise in corporate leverage.” Many reporters felt bamboozled after months covering the search under the expectation that Amazon would open a 50,000-person… Read More

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Coinbase doubled its cryptocurrency lineup in 2018 — and that’s just the beginning

With yesterday’s addition of Zcash (ZEC), popular exchange service Coinbase has more than doubled its cryptocurrency lineup in 2018 – and by the looks of it, the trend is here to stay. Up until August, Coinbase supported a narrow inventory of cryptocurrencies on its flagship desktop and mobile apps, including Bitcoin (BTC), Ethereum (ETH), Litecoin (LTC), and Bitcoin Cash (BCH), the last one of which was added last December. But this year alone, Coinbase has already bumped its offering with five new currencies: Ethereum Classic (ETC), 0x (ZRX), Circle’s dollar-pegged USD Coin (USDC), Brave browser’s Basic Attention Token (BAT), and… This story continues at The Next Web …read more Source::… Read More

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This entrepreneur went from selling cookie dough to running one of Seattle’s fastest-growing startups

Cole Morgan, CEO of Snap! Mobile. (GeekWire Photo / Kevin Lisota) It was a normal day for Cole Morgan. The former collegiate quarterback was making the rounds, visiting different high schools as a salesman for cookie dough fundraiser programs. But his day — and life — changed after one particular visit to University High School in Spokane, Wash. The head football coach there, Rob Bartlett, said something that would end up igniting a flame inside Morgan and thrusting him on a tremendous startup ride. “We like you, Cole,” Bartlett said. “But we don’t like why you’re here.” It was a punch in the gut for Morgan. He took on the… Read More

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Bill Gates engages in potty talk with ‘The Daily Show’ as he explains need to reinvent the toilet

WTF is wrong with Bill Gates? That was the question, literally, from “The Daily Show” and correspondent Ronny Chieng as the comedy news program ventured out to Seattle to find out why the Microsoft co-founder and billionaire philanthropist is carrying around a jar of poop. Chieng’s visit came on the heels of Gates’s recent appearance at the Reinvented Toilet Expo in Beijing, where, yes, he did use poo as a prop in discussing the importance of revolutionizing toilet technology in the developing world. “You don’t need to reinvent the toilet,” Chieng said. “You s*it in it. Then we push a button. Then the s*it disappears. It’s perfect.” Gates explained, amid… Read More

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Microsoft Edge is officially switching to Chromium in 2019 – here’s why that’s a good thing

It’s a new era for Microsoft. After dominating the early web with Internet Explorer and struggling to reach the same prominence with Edge, the company today announced it will be transitioning its browser to a Chromium-based platform in 2019. If you can’t beat ’em, join ’em. But Microsoft doesn’t just see the move as a case of giving in to the competition. By incorporating Google’s Chromium into Edge on the desktop, along with other sweeping changes being announced today, the company aims to improve its browser in a way that wasn’t feasible before. If you ask me, it’s a good… This story continues at The Next Web Or just read… Read More

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