Mashable is a leading source for news, information & resources for the Connected Generation.
It takes a special kind of optimist to bet their own money on whether there's a big enough audience out there to support a discovery app for music videos by unsigned and emerging bands
Turns out Amman Ahmed, founder of Rormix, is exactly that kind of believer.
"The majority of people, especially in the venture-capital and investor scene, get kind of put off by the music industry," said Ahmed, speaking by phone earlier this month regarding the run-up to the Manchester, UK-based startup's launch, back in April
See also: 33 Musical Earworms You Can't Escape
"The only reason I was able to take Rormix to where I needed it to get to," he said, "is that I invested around £60,000 of my own money to prove the concept." Read more...More about Indie Music, Music App, Entertainment, Music, and Apps Software
The Associated Press
SALT LAKE CITY — A series of graffiti-like paintings on rocks in National Parks across the West set off a furor on social media this month, angering people who say they desecrated some of the nation's most famously picturesque landscapes. They've also created a headache for park managers who have the delicate task of cleaning up the sites without causing further damage.
It won't be easy to get rid of the paintings, which were posted on Instagram and Tumblr and then picked up by hiking blogs. Sandblasting and some chemical strippers can cause even more damage to irreplaceable natural features, especially if graffiti is near ancient rock art. Read more...More about United States, Graffiti, National Parks, Us World, and Us
It just isn't Halloween without creeping yourself out and sleeping with the lights on for the next week
The beloved spooky holiday kicks off a weekend of chills all weekend long. Among traditions like trick-or-treating, getting dressed up as whatever you'd like and eating far too much candy, scaring yourself with spooky stories, horror movies and haunted houses are a favorite Halloween pastime.
See also: 9 scary YA books for Halloween fans too old to trick-or-treat
If you're looking for one last creepy thrill before holiday mode takes over, you can still creep yourself out with some of these GIFs instead Read more...More about Lists, Halloween, Gifs, Watercooler, and Pics