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Disney’s Kevin Mayer To Become TikTok CEO

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Disney veteran Rebecca Campbell will succeed him as chairman of director-to-consumer and international.
Kevin Mayer, the Disney executive who oversaw the launch of the streaming service Disney+, is leaving his post at the entertainment giant to become CEO of the fast-growing social media app TikTok.

Disney veteran Rebecca Campbell will succeed him as chairman of director-to-consumer and international.

“I am very proud of what our extraordinarily talented direct-to-consumer and international team has accomplished in creating and delivering a world-class portfolio of streaming services, particularly Disney+,” Mayer said Monday in a statement.

Mayer joins TikTok at a pivotal moment for the app, which is owned by Chinese conglomerate ByteDance. Less than three years old, it has been on a quick ascent that has been aided by the coronavirus pandemic. In March, the app surpassed 2 billion worldwide downloads, according to third-party measurement firm Sensor Tower. Mayer also will serve as COO of ByteDance.

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Scientists Discover Possible Cure For Baldness

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A cure for baldness might soon be available after scientists grew hair on mice, using human stem cells.

This breakthrough could lead to an unlimited supply of locks for millions who are bald.

The only solution for men presently is transplanting hair follicles from one part of the head to the other.

The new cure will also be useful for the skin disease alopecia that causes hair to fall out – as well as burns victims according to The Mirror.

The new therapy as recorded in the British journal Nature, healed baldness since the cells were 100 percent human.

The US team created tiny skin buds, or ‘organoids’, in a petri dish from the pluripotent stem cells that can turn into any type of tissue.

When the “remarkably complete” skin was implanted onto the backs of immuno-compromised bald mice, hair loss was reversed.

According to a corresponding author of the research work, Professor Karl Koehler:

“The skin is a multi-layered organ, equipped with appendages such as follicles and glands that are critical for regulating body temperature and the retention of bodily fluids. This helps protect the body against illness and injury as well as controlling the sensation of touch and pain. Reconstructing appendage-bearing skin in cultures and in bio-engineered grafts is a challenge that has yet to be met. Here we report an organoid culture system that generates complex skin from human pluripotent stem cells. Direct comparison to foetal specimens suggests the skin organoids are equivalent to the facial skin of humans in the second trimester of development.”

Speaking further about the research, other researchers state that if the approach reaches the clinic, individuals who have wounds, scars, and genetic skin diseases will have access to revolutionary treatments.

Last year another US team grew hair using a combination of cells from mice and humans.

Among celebrities that have been claimed to have hair transplants are Wayne Rooney and Ryan Giggs.

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Snapchat Halts Promoting President Trump’s Account

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Snapchat has disclosed that they will no longer promote President Trump’s account on its Discover media platform according to a report by Hollywood Reporter.

Evan Spiegel-led Snap said it made the decision after determining that Trump’s comments could incite violence. The company pointed to tweets from Trump over the weekend in which he threatened to send “vicious dogs” and “ominous weapons” to stop the protests that have been taking place across the country in response to the death of George Floyd at the hands of the police.

In the words of a company spokeswoman according to a statement:

Racial violence and injustice have no place in our society and we stand together with all who seek peace, love, equality, and justice in America.

Snap’s decision comes as social media platforms weigh their role in disseminating the comments of the president that threaten violence or contain misinformation.

Last week, Twitter began labeling tweets from the president that violate its policies. Facebook, meanwhile, has said it would not take action on Trump’s posts, this led employees to stage a virtual walkout on Monday.

In reaction to twitter’s action, Trump denounced the move and signed an executive order that charged federal regulators with pulling back the legal protections that shield social media companies from liability in what is posted to their platforms.

Trump’s account will remain public on Snapchat, and users will be able to continue to search for and subscribe to it. Snapchat has long maintained that Discover is a curated feed and not a public “town square.”

Snapchat is a popular messaging app that lets users exchange pictures and videos (called snaps) that are meant to disappear after they’re viewed.

It’s advertised as a “new type of camera” because the essential function is to take a picture or video, add filters, lenses, or other effects and share them with friends.

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See The New Samsung Zero With Ultra Curved Display | WATCH

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Samsung is taking the phone world to a new step.

Watch their new incoming Samsung Zero below.

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