I suppose you’ll want to watch Game 5 of the Stanley Cup. I never thought the NHL season would go longer than the NBA, but here we are with at least two more to go between Pittsburgh and Nashville — Game 6 is Sunday in Nashville. Meanwhile, the NBA will be over once the Cavs roll over and die Friday night at home. You’ll also get the St. Jude Classic today at 4 on the Golf Channel.
Steph & KD’s Moms Enjoying The Finals Video of the Day
Steph and KD’s moms are hyped after the Game 3 victory against the Cavs.
— NBA SKITS (@NBA_Skits) June 8, 2017
Fries of the Day
The Cavs have work to do tonight in Cleveland at 8:30 on TNT. Expect LeBron to go off for 33, 12 and 9. No way Bron Bron lets the Internet disrespect his legacy like they did after Game 3. NOOOOO WAY. You’ll also get a full day of SEC Tournament baseball. And Penguins-Senators is still rolling along.
Manu Didn’t Just Retire Press Conference Funny of the Week
“Manu, you didn’t just retire in Spanish did you?”
— NBA SKITS (@NBA_Skits) May 23, 2017
Sandwich of the Day
Katy Perry is celebrating her new single status with a sexy new ‘do. On Thursday, just a few days after news broke of her split from Orlando Bloom, the «Chained to the Rhythm» singer revealed a supershort pixie cut and even blonder strands than she had at the Vanity Fair Oscars afterparty over the weekend. In addition to showing off her new hairstyle, Katy addressed her recent breakup via Twitter, urging «a new way of thinking» and insisting that «no one’s a victim or a villain.»
HOW BOUT A NEW WAY OF THINKING FOR 2017⁉️U can still b friends & love ur former partners! No one’s a victim or a villain, get a life y’all!😘
— KATY PERRY (@katyperry) March 2, 2017
Katy and Orlando dated for a little over a year before ending their romance. In a joint statement, reps for the two explained that they would be «taking respectful, loving space at this time.»
The Grammys were all about the adults on Sunday night, but one child still managed to steal some of the spotlight. Beyoncé and Jay Z’s 5-year-old daughter Blue Ivy attended the big night, and in addition to being adorably proud of her mom’s performance and jumping into a Carpool Karaoke session, she was also one of the most sought-after stars in attendance. While she relaxed in her seat with her dad, a few musicians decided to try and say hello. Nick Jonas, Rihanna, Busta Rhymes, and the night’s host, James Corden, all worked up the guts to attempt to mingle with Blue. Nick even shared a photo on his Instagram account and poked fun at the moment. While she was gracious enough to engage in small talk, her facial expression of «how cute of you to stop by» kills us.
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She’s the third generation of a silver-screen dynasty, but Billie Lourd is paving her own way in Hollywood.
Though pornography may be the only thing some of us are still enjoying at the tale end of 2016, at least one Virginia lawmaker would like to have it declared a public health hazard.
GQ hosted a Men of the Year party in Los Angeles on Thursday night and, lo and behold, WOMEN also attended. Instead of boring vanilla suits, the men heeded GQ’s style tips and showed off in thrilling experimental prints, a la the standouts above: Mr. Robot’s Rami Malek in a blazer that looks like a cool oil painting, Donald Glover in a double-breasted windowpane suit and Moonlight’s Mahershala Ali. Below, what it looks like when men actually try.
For a little more than a year now, BlackBerry—once the ne plus ultra of smartphones—has, somewhat quietly (depending on how often you read your newspaper’s business section), been in the process of reinventing itself. While the company continues to release devices—its latest model, the DTEK60, recently debuted—it has taken bold strides away from producing the phones that made the brand a household name. Instead, it’s pursued, and continues to grow, a software-focused business model, specifically catered to corporations and government agencies, built upon its long-regarded best-in-class security technology (loyalists will surely remember the furor, earlier this year, over President Obama’s decision to swap his federally-issued BlackBerry for another brand).
Fortune has reported that, on a June 2015 earnings call, CEO John Chen said of this fiscally-minded pivot, “Number one, we have reduced our spending in hardware…number two, we moved some hardware resources to our software and our [Internet of Things] effort.” The executive went on to say he hoped to take “about $ 100 to $ 200 million dollars spent on hardware and divert that into software.” Time will tell whether this move proves to be successful; BlackBerry is just the latest on a long list of tech companies that have made similar shifts. Take IBM, for instance, which in 2005, discontinued producing its once ubiquitous PCs in an evolution of its own software and services-first business model. While the years since have certainly seen their share of gains, the overall strategy seems in no way a sure bet: in July, Fortune reported IBM’s quarterly revenue was down for the seventeenth time in a row.
But to simply assume BlackBerry is destined to a similar fate is to discount the cultural climate in which its renewed focus is unfolding. When executives first revealed their plans, they couldn’t have known just how pressing concerns over our personal and national privacy would become. Fear of cyber vulnerability is at an all time high. The most fundamental of American political processes—our presidential election—has been accused of falling susceptible to hackers. And it could be argued that both of this year’s presidential candidates’ campaigns rose and fell, simultaneously, on the issue of email security.
Whether these very real political and societal concerns will actually have an impact on BlackBerry’s profitability is far from evident, at least in terms of fiscal reports. But that the company could recognize the end of one era (as Chen put it when talking his company’s shift earlier this fall: “The right question ought to be, ‘What took you so long?’”), and look inward to reclaim a reputation as the best in what it provides—and maybe make all of us a little safer in the process—is nothing to sneeze at. Yes, revenue is at the core of these decisions. But if achieving financial success also means making our hyper-connected world a tad more secure, then who’s to argue? After all, our First Amendment right to the freedom of speech is only as secure as those networks through which we communicate—not the devices that support them.
Image courtesy of Reuters.