The Best Tweets of the 2017 Golden Globes—From Meryl to Moonlight

Brought to you by the Hollywood Foreign Press Association and champagne, the Golden Globe Awards are very easily the most cost-free-wheeling show of trophy season. Each January, celebrities dress up, get drunk, and at times even trade the platitudes for candor. This year’s show was no diverse, with legendary acceptance speeches jockeying for attention alongside media screwups and flashes of actual, organic spontaneity. But if you happened to miss it—or just want to relive the highlights—the massively crowdsourced recap identified as Twitter is happy to support.

The Best Tweets of the 2017 Golden Globe Awards

Ahead of the show even began, the red carpet offered more than a couple of awkward moments—one in certain that became a recurring theme. When interviewing Pharrell Williams, who developed and contributed music for the film Hidden Figures, Jenna Bush referred to the film as “Hidden Fences.” Fences is another film that snagged Globe nominations—but while it’s the adaptation of a hugely famous play that won a Pulitzer when it came out 30 years ago, it also has a largely black cast, which made Bush’s stumble a tiny more egregious.

Blunders aside, the red carpet was full of the usual ogling and awkwardness.

Meanwhile, these hoping to stream the show got a massive surprise from its home network. Good operate, Peacock!

Ultimately, the ceremony began…

…with a musical number that felt like one big, sloppy fan-service kiss to Television.

Jimmy Fallon kicked off his monologue with a TelePrompter malfunction and a quantity of shots at the incoming POTUS. Not absolutely everyone was feeling the newfound friskiness from the guy who so (in)famously tousled Donald Trump’s hair on his show final year.

The awards started going out—with a few surprises in the mix. To kick things off, Aaron Taylor-Johnson (Kick-Ass, Godzilla) won for his supporting turn in Nocturnal Animals. Not the outcome numerous individuals had been expecting.

Then Tracee Ellis Ross, Atlanta, and Sarah Paulson won and—in the eyes of Twitter, at least—things got back on track.

Things started dragging a bit after that, though Hugh Laurie came with the Lauriest speech that ever Lauried.

Not each and every bit went more than properly, of course.

OK, so don’t forget that issue we said about “Hidden Fences”? Nicely, this occurred.

Presenters kept presenting, and La La Land kept winning.

Meanwhile, “Hidden Fences” only gained traction.

Then it was back to the awards.

In what will likely be the most talked about moment of the evening, Meryl Streep took to the stage to accept the Cecil B. DeMille award—and went following President-elect Donald Trump. Challenging.

Then Donald Glover was back, this time winning for his acting in Atlanta.

But La La Land wasn’t fairly finished winning each and every. Single. Award.

Oh, and Brad Pitt showed up!

And Casey Affleck won for Manchester By the Sea.

Isabelle Huppert took home a surprising win for Elle, beating out the likes of Natalie Portman, Amy Adams, and Jessica Chastain.

In the end, following getting shut out all night, Moonlight took residence an award for Very best Motion Image, Drama.

All round, there weren’t too numerous surprises. La La Land is specifically the kind of film the HFPA loves, and just about everything else people were hoping to see win managed to nab a Globe or two. Except, that is, for the network that brought us Game of Thrones, The Evening OfWestworld, and Insecure.

See you next year, all!

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New Years 2017 was the most significant App Retailer day ever with $240M in purchases

Now that 2016 is more than, some businesses are taking time to appear back and recap how they fared last year. And now Apple has shared some stats showing us how the App Shop did.

New Year’s Day 2017 was the single greatest day ever on the App Store – with iOS users spending virtually $ 240 million on apps. This is a little bit surprising, because you’d feel Christmas day is when people get new iOS devices and would buy the most apps.

For comparison, the company paid out a total of $ 20 billion to developers in the course of all of 2016, which itself is is a 40% enhance from final year. It also signifies that a total of $ 60 billion has been paid out to developers given that the App Shop launched in 2008 – with one third of that happening in just the final year.

In terms of exactly where this revenue came from, the U.S, China, Japan and the UK were the prime grossing global markets.

And China especially saw 90% development year-more than-year, which is a good sign for Apple. The Chinese marketplace is a important focus for the company’s international growth method, and it is a great sign that Chinese customers are not only downloading a lot more apps, but also spending a lot more money on them. Speaking of China – the two highest-grossing app developers were Tencent and NetEase, each companies primarily based in the area.

In 2016 the App Store’s subscription service grew to $ 2.7 billion, a 74% enhance over 2015. Netflix, HBO Now, Line, Tinder and MLB.com At Bat were the most common subscription solutions on the App Shop.

Lastly the business announced that there are now 21,000 apps on the iMessage App Store, which hopefully is a sign that developers are continuing to construct for the platform. For iMessage apps to truly thrive more than the lengthy term developers will require to move beyond the sticker apps and start off obtaining inventive – implementing factors like payments and video chat into iMessage apps – anything we’re now beginning to see.

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11 trends that will shape Southeast Asian eCommerce in 2017

Even though president-elect Donald Trump is working difficult to cease China from becoming a global superpower, China hasn’t slowed its digital hegemony in Southeast Asia — and in Southeast Asia, China indicates Alibaba (of course). Right after identifying Southeast Asia as getting on the cusp of an eCommerce golden age, Jack Ma and his group swooped in 4 months later and picked up Lazada, the region’s top ecommerce marketplace, for a crisp $ 1 billion.

The Lazada-Alibaba deal, Alibaba’s biggest overseas acquisition to date, is a pivotal occasion for Southeast Asia and its implications span the entire commercial worth chain from digital advertising, logistics, finance, insurance coverage and even healthcare.

A appear back at 2016

Even with out the Lazada deal, this year nonetheless proved eventful for eCommerce in the area: fast-style fizzled out and Rocket Internet’s Zalora ending up promoting for peanuts to Thai retail conglomerate Central Group.

Singpost’s headaches continued after the sudden removal of its Group CEO Wolfgang Baier in 2015, the organization also lost its COO, CFO and the group’s chairman stepped down amidst a corporate governance scandal. These events pushed back the company’s deal with Alibaba a third time and wasn’t closed until October.

Across the region, asset-heavy B2C eCommerce suffered. Singapore’s homegrown player RedMart was acquired by Lazada right after it couldn’t bleed anymore funds and Ascend Group’s iTruemart shut down in the Philippines only a few months soon after boasting that it would turn out to be the first regional eCommerce player by 2017.

Japan’s eCommerce juggernaut Rakuten withdrew from Southeast Asia and sold its Thailand company back to the original founder. Moxy moved away from conventional mass eCommerce even though merging with Indonesia’s Bilna to become Orami, a female-focused content material and commerce play that raised funding from Facebook co-founder Eduardo Saverin.

Borrowing Jack Ma’s terminology, if 2016 was the appetizer, then 2017 will be the main course for eCommerce in Southeast Asia. With a $ 238 billion grand prize and Amazon poised to enter Singapore in Q1, it’s already shaping up to be an fascinating year.

Game on.

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