All Posts Tagged Tag: ‘pop’

Taylor Swift Looked Adorable At The 2014 iHeart Radio Music Festival

Taylor Swift’s new fashion style has everyone talking and gawking. Although the pop princess has always been spot-on with the rock chic look for her past performance ensembles – her recent more daring wardrobe choices are a welcomed change. At the 2014 iHeartRadio Music Festival held in Las Vegas on Friday, the “Shake It Off” singer stole the show by …

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Facebook Open Sources Engine Behind Paper App (Pop)

Facebook announced that it is open sourcing Pop, the animation engine behind its recently launched Paper app. Facebook released Paper in January. It’s a social news reader app for iOS. If you’re unfamiliar with it, watch this: Pop is responsible for the smooth animations and transitions that take place within the app, including scrolling, bouncing, and unfolding effects. “Since the …

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Lady Gaga’s ‘Brooklyn Nights’ Track Leaks Online

A song that was supposed to be included in Lady Gaga’s 2013 album ARTPOP made its way online over the weekend. The track with the title “Brooklyn Nights” was said to be recorded almost four years ago when the singer was working on her 2009 EP The Fame Monster. Gaga revealed the title of the song in a Q&A session …

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Bob Casale: ‘Devo’ Guitarist Dies Of Heart Failure

Bob Casale, guitarist and one of the original members of the new wave band Devo, died on Monday of complications leading to heart failure. Casale was 61 years old. Devo was formed in 1972. They are famous for their hit song, “Whip It”, which has formed a cult following over the years. Casale was one of the original members of …

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Bruno Mars Excited To Be Billboard’s Top Artist of 2013

Bruno Mars has been named by Billboard as this year’s Artist of the Year. Bruno beat the likes of Justin Timberlake, Taylor Swift and Rihanna for the top honor, thanks to his 2012 “Unorthodox Jukebox” which is the 2nd bestselling album after Timberlake’s “20/20 Experience”. To date, the album has sold about 1.8 million copies. ‘I love to create music. …

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How Prohibition Made Soda the King of Beverages

A new book by author Tristan Donovan called Fizz: How Soda Shook Up The World was excerpted this week in the Atlantic, and he argues that Coca-Cola has the 1920’s Prohibition movement to thank for its rise to glory. As most history buffs will tell you, the 1919 enactment of the Volstead Act (a product of the Temperance Union combined …

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The Ultimate Piracy Deterrent: Britney Spears Music?

The Daily Mirror reports that merchant sea captains who sail off the coast of Africa repeatedly deal with pirate attacks and have found solace in the most unlikely of weapons: Britney Spears’ early catalog. The effects of the music are witnessed almost instantly. As Somali raiders armed with assault rifles approach a merchant ship, the crew blasts “… Baby One …

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New Pepsi Bottle Design Announced

Over the years, both Coke and Pepsi have gone through so many packaging redesigns that a new design (not to mention a new version of soda) is almost expected every 18 months. However, the shape of the bottles don’t change quite as often. This week, Pepsi announced its latest packaging redesign for its 20-ounce Pepsi bottles. According to an Associated …

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Soda, Pop, or Coke? Twitter Data Reveals Regional Dialect

It’s a question that has raged amongst my friends for several long years: When referring to soft drinks — or, if you prefer, carbonated beverages — what’s the best generic descriptor? Is it soda? Could it be pop? Or do you simply lump every single drink under the “Coke” banner? A common belief is that city folk use the word …

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