SalesLoft nabs $70M at around $600M valuation for its sales engagement platform

Artificial intelligence and other tech for automating some of the more repetitive aspects of human jobs continues to be a growing category of software, and today a company that builds tools to address this need for salespeople has raised a tidy sum to grow its business. SalesLoft, an Atlanta-based startup that has built a platform for salespeople to help them engage with their clients — providing communications tools, supporting data and finally analytics to “coach” salespeople to improve their processes — has raised $70 million in a Series D round of funding led by Insight Partners with participation from HarbourVest. Kyle Porter, SalesLoft’s co-founder and CEO, would not disclose the amount of funding in an interview, but he did confirm …

Miley Cyrus, JWoww, & More Celebs Send Britney Spears Love After Her Video Update To Concerned Fans! – Perez Hilton

The post was immediately flooded with love from fans and fellow stars, including JWoww, Lisa Rinna, and Hayley Kiyoko. Paying tribute to her pop predecessor, Miley wrote in the comments: The Jersey Shore star also sent some love, writing with four pink heart emojis: The encouraging comments kept coming in. Kiyoko wrote, “WE LOVE YOU,” while model Tess HollidayBritney’s boyfriend, Sam Asghari, made sure to remind fans to give the pop icon the privacy she deserves, commenting on the post: Noted! “God Bless @britneyspears.” In the post’s lengthy caption, the songstress accused her former manager Sam Lutfi of writing “fake emails” years ago where he reportedly posed as the pop star trash-talking her dad, Jamie Spears. The claim seemingly implied …

Gynecologist explains why garlic shouldn’t go in vaginas

The rise in pseudoscience doesn’t seem to be slowing down anytime soon, as a gynecologist just had to explain why garlic shouldn’t go in vaginas in a now-viral Twitter thread. “Lots of vaginal garlic aficionados (I SHOULDN’T HAVE TO TWEET THAT IN 2019, BUT HERE WE ARE) recommend inserting a clove,” Dr. Jennifer Gunter tweeted. Gunter posted her eight-part thread on Tuesday, and it has since then amassed thousands of retweets and likes. Apparently, there are people out there who are putting garlic in their vaginas to cure yeast infections. But Gunter wants to set the record straight: Garlic in vaginas is a big no-no. Gunter started out the thread by explaining how garlic releases a compound called allicin when …

Canada says Facebook broke privacy laws and ‘refused to act responsibly’

Top watchdog promises to force change following investigation into Cambridge Analytica data sharing scandal Facebook broke Canadian privacy laws when it collected the information of some 600,000 citizens, a top watchdog in the country said on Thursday, pledging to seek a court order to force the social media company to change its practices. Canadas privacy commissioner, Daniel Therrien, made his comments while releasing the results of an investigation, opened a year ago, into Cambridge Analytica. Though Facebook unintentionally uploaded email contacts of up to 1.5 million new users since May 2016, adding that the contacts were not shared with anyone and we are deleting them. Letitia James, the New York attorney general, said on Thursday in a statement that when …

What Happens Behind The Scenes Of Game Of Thrones (My 5 Comics)

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Whats Known About the SpaceX Crew Dragon Accident

During a series of engine tests of SpaceX's Dragon spacecraft this past Saturday, the vehicle experienced what the company has characterized as an "anomaly." Based upon an unauthorized leaked video of the accident, the company was counting down toward a firing of the Dragon's SuperDraco thrusters when the vehicle exploded. SpaceX has not validated the video, but it is consistent with verbal accounts of the failure that have been shared with Ars. After the accident, large dramatic clouds of orange smoke billowed above Landing Zone 1, where SpaceX conducted Saturday's engine tests. According to one source, the orange plumes were the result of between one and two tons of nitrogen tetroxide—the oxidizer used by Dragon's SuperDraco engines—burning at the location. …

Measles cases hit 25-year high in US amid anti-vaxx movement

Number of cases approaches 700 as experts warn other vaccine-preventable illnesses could see a comeback Measles in the US has climbed to its highest level in 25 years, closing in on 700 cases this year in a resurgence largely attributed to misinformation that is turning parents against vaccines. This is alarming, said Dr William Schaffner, a Vanderbilt University vaccine expert. Not only is measles dangerous in itself, but its return could mean other vaccine-preventable diseases seemingly consigned to the past might return as well, he said. The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention said 695 cases had been reported in 22 states this year, as of Wednesday afternoon. That was up from 626 reported Monday and makes this the countrys …

White House Orders Official Not To Comply With House Security Clearance Probe

the White House’s security clearance controversy, not to comply with a subpoena issued by the House Oversight Committee earlier this month. House Oversight Chairman Rep. overruled experts on dozens of controversial security clearances, prompting a House investigation into the matter.  In another letter, Kline’s attorney, Robert Driscoll, said that with “two masters from two equal branches of government, [Kline] will follow the instructions of the one that employs him.” Kline became a subject of Cummings’ investigation after whistleblower Tricia Newbold, a current White House employee, easy target of foreign influence.  This is only the latest instance of the White House refusing to comply with the House investigation into the matter, which came to light last year when it was revealed that dozens of staffers …

Old, Unwanted Dog Was About To Be Gassed In Shelter, But When Someone Offered To Save It, Owner Demanded $450

In a candid post on the subreddit r/ChoosingBeggars, she shared text messages between her and a “desperate” dog owner searching for a home for her dog so that it didn’t end up in a shelter. However, things took a manipulative twist in the end and this user found out this particular choosy beggar was after more than just someone to rescue her canine. A Reddit user recently shared a horrible interaction she had with a choosy beggar desperate to find a home for her dog Robyn Jay (not the actual photo) The screenshots begin with the user responding back to a message from the dog owner offering to take in the pup so that she is not sent to a …

Forest Loss In Peru Captured From Space In NASA Satellite Time-Lapse

The towering trees of the Peruvian forest – many of which have lived through more than five human generations – are no match for the razored teeth of chainsaws in the hands of illegal fellers. In just five years, almost 6 percent of the Madre de Dios region has been cleared of trees. At first, this figure may not sound too shocking, but expand such destruction out to a century and little is left if the pace of deforestation continues. The time-lapse was mapped by graduate research assistant Andrea Nicolau of the University of Alabama in conjunction with Servir, a joint venture between NASA and the US Agency for International Development that provides satellite data to help improve environmental decision-making.   Madre de Dios – which means …

Twitch star AriLove latest woman to be arbitrarily banned for ‘sexually suggestive’ attire

A Twitch streamer has gone viral by using her cellphone in a NSFW fashion and for then dropping a racial slur. But she told the Daily Dot that’s not the reason she was banned for 24 hoursand she expressed remorse for the way she handled her live stream. A streamer named AriLove broadcast herself Sunday placing her cellphone on vibrate mode and sticking it down her shorts while dancing to Khias My Neck, My Back. She also used the N-word whilerepeating a lyric in a clip thats been viewed more than 150,000 times. In the NSFW clip, she immediately realized her mistake, saying whilelaughing, Oh my God, I didnt mean that. Please dont ban me. But she wasn’t punished for …

She met women living on the street. She gave them a home and they built their future.

Becca Stevens is no stranger to poverty. All images by Stand Together and Upworthy. When she was five-years-old, her father was killed by a drunk driver. Impoverished both emotionally and economically, Stevens’ family had to work hard to make ends meet. Poverty became a defining aspect of her childhood. That was a big part of what drove Stevens to help others, especially the women she saw on the streets. So, as she grew into an adult, she started helping women who had been victims of violence, trafficking and prostitution by feeding them and bringing them to shelter. “I just felt sick for them,” Stevens says of the women she worked with on the street. But there was much more behind …

North American drilling boom threatens big blow to climate efforts, study finds

Global Energy Monitor says slew of new pipelines in the US and Canada represent a bet that the world wont get serious about climate change More than half of the worlds new oil and gas pipelines are located in North America, with a boom in US oil and gas drilling set to deliver a major blow to efforts to slow Global Energy Monitor, which tracks fossil fuel activity. A total of $232.5bn in capital spending has been funneled into these North American pipeline projects, with more than $1tn committed towards all oil and gas infrastructure. If built, these projects would increase the global number of pipelines by nearly a third and mark out a path of several decades of substantial …

The safest place for Game of Thrones memes is in the crypts

In the latest episode of Game of Thrones,we’re told that all the children, and those unable to fight in the upcoming battle, are going to be hiding in the crypts of Winterfell. The crypts, you know, the huge underground spiraling chamber where the Starks lay their dead to rest. Sounds like a creepy place to hang out at the best of times, but there might a bigger problem. A much bigger problem. The Night King is on his way to Winterfell with his army. An army he created using his supernatural power to raise the dead. Think about that for a minute. Do you see it now? Yup, that’s right, many fans believe that when the Night King shows up …

Report: Joe Biden’s first 2020 fundraiser will be with a Comcast executive

Former Vice President Joe Biden is expected to join the growing list of2020 Democratic presidential hopefuls later this week, and his first step is reportedly holding a fundraiser with people connected to internet service provider Comcast. Biden is expected to announce his bid for the presidency on Thursday, but afterwards will attend a fundraiser headed by David Cohen, a senior executive vice president for Comcast who has been described as one of the company’s chief lobbyists. Axios first reported on the former vice president’s fundraiser with Cohen. So Biden's very first act as a candidate will be to hold a fundraiser hosted by Comcast's top lobbyist David Cohen, who calls himself the company's "Chief Diversity Officer" to skirt lobbying rules. …