This Slack bot turns everyday conversation into a game of numbers

If you’ve been looking for new ways to liven up discussions with your team on Slack, this bot might be just what you need. Scorebot is a fun chatbot integration for Slack that lets you turn everyday conversation into a fierce competition of numbers. Once Scorebot is invited to a channel, it’ll let users assign positive or negative point values via emoji allowing you to score authors with the best or worst messages. Whenever someone reacts to a Slack message, Scorebot awards corresponding points to the author, keeping score in a leaderboard everyone in the channel can participate in. Additionally, the bot…

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Twitter, Facebook and Google being sued amidst claims they knowingly ‘aided Paris attacks’

Reynaldo Gonzalez’s daughter, Nohemi, was among the 130 killed when religious extremists attacked Paris last year. Now, he’s suing Twitter, Facebook and Google for facilitating the spread of “extremist propaganda” after alleging the trio “knowingly permitted” ISIS to recruit, raise money and spread its message across each of the respective platforms. According to court documents: “For years, [the companies] have knowingly permitted the terrorist group ISIS to use their social networks as a tool for spreading extremist propaganda, raising funds and attracting new recruits. This material support has been instrumental to the rise of ISIS, and has enabled it to…

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Justin Bieber Ripe For Spoofing, ‘Stevie TV’ Star Says

‘Guys are like, ‘I don’t know what it is, but you’re really hot,’ comedian Stevie Ryan says of playing the teen superstar on VH1 show.
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<P>Stevie Ryan may make fun of <a href=””>Justin Bieber</a> on her new VH1 show <a href=”” target=”_blank”>”Stevie TV,”</a> but the actress and the pop star actually have something cool in common: They were both discovered on YouTube. </P><P> </P><P>Ryan began her career impersonating celebrities and creating her own characters on her YouTube <a href=”” target=”_blank”>channel</a> and instantly became an Internet star. Now the 26-year-old comedian gets to do her routines on VH1, portraying some of today’s biggest celebs and reality TV stars. </P><P> </P><P><embed src=”″ width=”460″ height=”260″ type=”application/x-shockwave-flash” allowFullScreen=”true” allowScriptAccess=”always” base=”.”></embed> </P><P> </P><P>”It’s just a female’s perspective on pop culture, really, at least that’s the way I think about it,” Ryan told MTV News on Tuesday. “It’s really just kind of making fun of pop culture, what’s happening in it, just making fun of these celebrities that are rewarded for bad behavior.” </P><P> </P><P>So far on “Stevie TV,” Ryan has created a music video that mocks <a href=””>Katy Perry</a>’s “Last Friday Night (T.G.I.F),” gotten into character as <a href=””>Lady Gaga</a> and done some cross-dressing to get into one of her favorite roles, Justin Bieber. </P><P> </P><P>Ryan explained that Bieber has been the most fun to play “because I always tell everybody how guys and girls always like me when I’m Justin Bieber. … Girls are like, ‘You’re so cute, like, are you really a <i>girl</i>?’ And then guys are like, ‘I don’t know what it is, but you’re really hot.’ But I really like playing everybody,” she laughed. </P><P> </P><P>And though she may poke fun at celebrities, Ryan said she’s really a fan of most of the stars … except maybe one. </P><P> </P><P>”I just thought, ‘What a great way to kind of show that this is what the younger generation is growing up with, that who little girls like, is Kim Kardashian,’ ” Ryan said. “It’s just observing these weird behaviors and finding a place for them that makes sense because you can always make fun of Kim Kardashian &#8212; she has a big butt, she made a sex tape &#8212; but at the same time you have to step back and look at the big picture; people are actually wanting to be like this.” </P><P> </P><P>As for future episodes, Ryan really wants to impersonate a certain Young Money rapper. “I would like to do <a href=””>Nicki Minaj,”</a> Ryan revealed. “There’s nothing that I want to make fun of about her, because I’m obsessed with her and I really, really love her.” </P><P> </P><P>Asked if she’s gotten any backlash yet for the sometimes harsh jokes on her show, Ryan said she hasn’t, but she’s ready if it comes her way. </P><P> </P><P>”It hasn’t happened before and I’d give a flying f— about what any of them have to say,” Ryan said. “Because I’m just doing my job just like they are and so whatever, if anyone has anything to say, bring it!” </P><P> </P><P><a href=”” target=”_blank”>”Stevie TV”</a> airs Sundays at 11 p.m. ET on VH1. </P><P> </P><P><i>What do you think of “Stevie TV”? Let us know in the comments!</i> </p>

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Researchers: Cloud is a no commodity

A new report from 451 Research theorizes that the “race to the bottom” of public IaaS cloud prices is an unsustainable model that is not expanding market share. Instead vendors have transitioned to a “race to the top” to add higher-level application services on top of their clouds to grow their businesses.

Three years ago IaaS vendors dropped prices regularly, sometimes within hours of each other, in what appeared to be a race to the lowest prices in the cloud. Today, public cloud IaaS vendors focus much more on providing higher-level application services that run on top of their infrastructure in an effort to attract and retain customers.

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Global Fiberglass Solutions Announces Advances in Composites Recycling…

Innovative recycling technologies and processes help industrial companies reduce their environmental footprint by repurposing materials from challenging sources such as wind turbine blades, boat hulls…

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