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Top 5 Songs for Week Ending March 10

We’re rolling out the five most popular songs in the Billboard Hot 100 Pop Singles chart for the week ending March 10, 2018.

Number 5: BlocBoy JB & Drake “Look Alive”

For the first time in a month, we get a newcomer. It happens in fifth place, where BlocBoy JB and Drake rise a slot with “Look Alive.”

BlocBoy JB is James Baker, a rapper from Memphis. He began uploading his songs to SoundCloud in 2012 and dropped his first mix tape in 2016. He posted a few viral hits, which attracted Drake’s attention. This is BlocBoy JB’s first Top 10 single …read more

Trump Pardons Former Navy Sailor Who Photographed Classified Submarine

U.S. President Donald Trump has pardoned a former Navy sailor who served a year in prison for taking photographs of classified areas of a submarine.

White House spokeswoman Sarah Huckabee Sanders said Friday that Trump is “appreciative” of the service Navy sailor Kristian Saucier has given to the country.

Sanders said Saucier’s service in the military was otherwise commendable and that he had been recognized by service members “for his dedication, skill and patriotic spirit.”

Saucier pleaded guilty in 2016 to taking photographs inside classified areas of the USS Alexandria in 2009.

Saucier had argued during his trial that he merely wanted mementos of …read more

We should be getting paid to use Facebook and Google

Humans generate more data on Facebook in a single day than exists in all the books ever written combined. That’s not even counting Google Search trends, Amazon and Alibaba’s shopping insights, and Microsoft’s gleanings from having Windows installed on a gazillion devices. Data, unlike gold and oil, is a nearly unlimited resource. So why aren’t we getting paid for creating it? In return for this data — which provides the primary source of income for social networks like Facebook — we’ve developed new addictions, watched national elections fall under the influence of foreign entities, and unwittingly participated in the training… …read more

Here’s why you should attend a startup decelerator

With about 2,000 accelerators worldwide, it’s really hard for startups to choose which programs to attend, if any. Especially when the differences are small, but the implications can be enormous. In May last year, I attended a completely new concept, the decelerator Menorca Millennials. Here’s what I learned. Exponential growth, daily active users, and the number of “18 hour-days” are often the main KPIs for building a successful startup. However being faster doesn’t always mean you’re winning the race. A small group of entrepreneurs from Menorca, a small Spanish island in the Mediterranean, believe that it’s crucial for fast-growing startups… …read more