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Tina Fey and Amy Poehler keep in touch with the funniest people in Hollywood via epic group text

Group texts are keeping the funniest women in entertainment in touch. Tina Fey revealed she keeps tabs on her "Saturday Night Live" buddies via an epic group text.

The ongoing conversation includes Fey's buddies from her time on "SNL" from 1997 to 2006, including best friend Amy Poehler, Maya Rudolph, Rachel Dratch, Ana Gasteyer, and writers Paula Pell and Emily Spivey.

“We’re in touch, thanks to the magic of group text,” Fey told the New York Daily News while promoting her upcoming movie with Poehler, "Sisters."


Banksy is taking on the refugee crisis with a mural of Steve Jobs (AAPL)

Prolific graffiti artist Banksy has chimed in on the refugee crisis facing Europe once again — this time with a mural featuring Steve Jobs.

The pseudonymous artist has posted photos on his website of a work in the "Jungle" — a refugee camp in Calais, France. It features the late Apple cofounder and CEO Steve Jobs carrying an old Apple computer and a rucksack, with the caption "the son of a migrant from Syria."


20 million people are sharing secrets on anonymous app Whisper every month

Whisper, an anonymous app that lets users speak their mind, now has 20 million monthly users, CEO Michael Heyward announced in a Medium post Friday.

In addition, Heyward says Whisper has over a million app opens every hour, and over 10 billion monthly page views from users in 187 countries.

Whisper has raised more than $60 million since its 2012 launch.

In April, the Venice, California-based startup revealed it had more than 10 million monthly active users, and 1 million app opens per hour. That means its userbase has doubled in the past eight months.

In April, a 16-month-old Whisper competitor, Secret, went out of business. A memo written by Secret's CEO, David Byttow, stated that the app had


RANKED: The 20 most influential Vine and YouTube stars under 21 (GOOG)

Teens these days love the people they see on YouTube and Vine more than traditional entertainment celebrities

These digital-first stars have millions of followers on the various social platforms, and can make thousands of dollars on a single post that's sponsored by brands.

And they're not even allowed to drink yet. 

The web data startup ZEFR tracks and ranks the actual engagement among the top digital stars to find out who actually has the most social pull. 

Meet today's biggest young influencers:

Each star gets a "ZTE" (ZEFR trending engagement) score, which tracks the recent engagement (views, likes, etc) on all their social posts, taking into consideration outliers. Before we get started, keep in mind that late-night host Jimmy Fallon has a ZTE score of 285K.

Hot Swedish startup Truecaller reportedly just laid 35 people off

Truecaller — a Swedish startup worth $1 billion (£660 million) — is shedding dozens of jobs, according to a report in The Local. 

The English-language Swedish publication reports that a tipster told them up to 35 people are being let go by the company because of "financial problems."

The company has reportedly confirmed the layoffs, though did not comment on numbers: "We have let a number of consultants and a few full-time employees go recently," said comms director Kim Fai Kok, "which is natural to any company in a high growth stage."

The startup currently has 160 employees listed on LinkedIn.


A teenager riding a hoverboard has died following a collision with a London bus

A teenager riding a hoverboard in London has died after he collided with a bus, according to police.

A spokesman for the Metropolitan Police said: "Officers attended and a 15-year-old boy was found seriously injured at the location. He was pronounced dead at the scene by paramedics. Next of kin have been informed.

"Whilst officers believe they know who the deceased it they await formal identification. A post-mortem examination will be scheduled in due course.

"The victim was using a self-balancing scooter, also referred to as a 'hoverboard', at the time of the collision. Enquiries continue to establish the full circumstances."

The incident occurred in Alperton, North London.

Local councillor James Denselow tweeted:


Yahoo just lost another top exec (YHOO)
Posted December 11, 2015 0:8 AM
Yahoo just lost another top exec (YHOO)

Yahoo has lost another senior executive: Ad product chief Prashant Fuloria, Re/code's Kara Swisher first reported.

Fuloria told Swisher he will leave Yahoo at the end of this year, but did not confirm where he is off to.

Yahoo also confirmed his departure in a statement, which said Fuloria had "decided to go back to his startup roots."

Fuloria was only promoted to head up all Yahoo's advertising products as SVP of advertising products in January. He reported directly into Yahoo CEO Marissa Mayer and was "well regarded" at the company, according to AdExchanger.


Londoners took more than 45,000 uberPOOL journeys in the first week of the service going live

More than 45,000 UberPOOL journeys were completed in London within a week of the service going live in the city, Uber said in a press release.

UberPOOL allows customers to book a ride to a destination and reduce the cost by sharing part of the journey with a stranger traveling in the same direction.

Uber officially launched UberPOOL in London at 4PM last Friday, although some users said they were able to access it from around midday.

Uber says passengers can save 25% if they use UberPOOL instead of the widely-used UberX, which is the next cheapest option.

Almost two-thirds of drivers using the Uber app in London are thought to have carried out an UberPOOL trip in the last week.


Adidas created this 3D-printed shoe out of the plastic waste we throw in the ocean (ADS)

Adidas and Parley for the Oceans, an organization dedicated to reducing plastic waste in oceans, have collaborated to create a 3D-printed shoe made out of recycled ocean plastic.

The shoe is just a prototype, but the goal is to demonstrate how the industry can "rethink design and help stop ocean plastic pollution," according to Adidas.

The prototype has an "upper" made of ocean plastic and a 3D-printed midsole of recycled polyester and gillnets, a type of fishing net.

Adidas has pledged to take other steps to reduce plastic pollution like phasing out the use of plastic bags in its retail stores. Adidas 


Apple is serving iPhone users with older handsets a pop-up ad asking them to upgrade — and they're not happy about it (AAPL)

Apple is targeting customers who own its older iPhone models with a fullscreen pop-up ad in the App Store asking them to upgrade, Cult of Mac first reported.

The ad reads "iPhone 6S Ridiculously Powerful," and users can choose to click through to "learn more" or "upgrade now." Or they can opt to skip, by pressing a less-noticeable button on the top-right of the ad.

But many iPhone users have taken to Twitter and Reddit to complain about the unsolicited ad.

A post on Reddit from "evinifoutside" entitled "