Paris (AFP) - A crop of new tech entrepreneurs from Africa and its diaspora are hoping to build a bridge between the continent's growing middle class and booming film industry in a quest to become the "African Netflix".
Copiapó (Chile) (AFP) - Here's a softer side to the disruptive weather phenomenon known as El Nino: an enormous blanket of colorful flowers has carpeted Chile's Atacama desert, the most arid in the world.
After years of hoping that consumers would eventually come around to the idea of paying for streaming video content that is still interrupted by obnoxious, repetitive commercials, the folks at Hulu may finally be willing to give folks the option of paying for an ad-free version of the service.
Daniel ordered what’s called a “country bundle” from 1-800-Flowers for his girlfriend. When we have flowers delivered, we’re not buying dead plant stems. If that were the case, there wouldn’t be such a large industry built around flower delivery. What we’re buying is the experience of dazzling our partner when they see the flowers.
Netflix, Inc. (NASDAQ:NFLX) announced last month that it will launch its most expensive series to-date, called “Marco Polo” on December 12. The series is expected to premiere for Netflix subscribers this week and the subscribers are eagerly waiting to watch it.
Mother’s Day, one of our nation’s major flower-sending holidays, is coming soon. We don’t want to shame the industry over a whole new bouquet of crappy flower deliveries, but it’s inevitable every year. This May, we’re kicking off the festivities early with 1800Flowers, which is seemingly unable to send Lucy’s mom any tulips that aren’t dead.
The warmest springs on record caused flowers to bloom at their earliest dates in decades at two historic sites, according to new research. The findings, published online today (Jan. 16) in the journal PLoS ONE, show just how much climate change has altered ecosystems throughout the temperate areas of the United States.