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Adam Levine and his rock group Maroon 5 are reportedly "in talks" to perform during the Super Bowl 50 Halftime show. (Photo : Getty Images)
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Adam Levine & Maroon 5 in Talks to Perform at Super Bowl 50 Halftime Gig

The Super Bowl 50 might taste some sugar this coming 2016.

According to E! News, Adam Levine and his band, Maroon 5, are in extensive talks to perform in the Super Bowl 50 and are the current front-runners for the halftime show.

Not far behind are Coldplay and Bruno Mars who have been rumored to be the other acts that might appear in the annual event. According to Billboard, Bruno Mars, who performed in the Super Bowl XLVIII in 2014, might make a reappearance this coming Super Bowl.

Known as one of the biggest annual events, The Super Bowl is seen by millions of people across the globe.
Last year’s performance featured Katy Perry and gathered 121 million views, making it the most viewed performance according to Nielsen. Followed by Bruno Mars’ performance in 2014 which received 115 million views.

Super Bowl 50 will take place at Levi’s Stadium in Santa Clara, Calif., on Sunday, Feb. , 2016, and air on CBS.

YouTube-Redefines-Video-Sharing-with-YouTube-Red
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YouTube Redefines Video Sharing with YouTube Red

Being one of the biggest sites in the internet, the video sharing monster takes its game to the next level with the upcoming release of YouTube Red.

YouTube Red is a paid membership that features ad-free viewing of videos and music across the site giving you the ultimate YouTube experience. You can save videos and playlists offline so you can enjoy it anytime, anywhere. It also comes with background play allowing you to continue listening to your videos while using other apps or even while your screen is off.

The membership will also come with a free subscription to Google Play Music. Meanwhile, current subscribers of Google Play Music will have full access to YouTube Red.

YouTube Red will be a $9.99 monthly subcription and is set to drop on October 28.

Watch Youtube Red Presentation:

T-Pain Announces Album Release Date
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T-Pain Announces Album Release Date

In celebration of his 30th birthday, T-Pain gives some love to the fans as he announce the release of his awaited fifth album.

Titled Stoicville: The Phoenix, his latest project is set for release before the year ends.

“December 11th Stoicville: The Phoenix rises!!! Taking you to new levels of T-Pain…one banger at a time!” the artist said.

In an interview with Rap-Up TV, the artist described his latest album and how it’s different from his past projects.

“It’s a T-Pain album. It’s not a new T-Pain, it’s not an old T-Pain. It’s just me,” he said. “I’m just doing what comes to my heart. I’m not trying to make a blockbuster album. I’m not trying to make a hit record. It’s not about that anymore. I’ve done that many times. It’s just about putting out music that I believe in now. It’s a little more free than before.”

Spotify
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Introducing Spotify Discover Weekly: your ultimate personalized playlist

  • Our best-ever recommendations delivered to you as a weekly mixtape of fresh music
  • New discoveries and deep cuts, based on what fans are playlisting around the songs you love

Updated every Monday morning, Spotify Discover Weekly brings you two hours of custom-made music recommendations, tailored specifically to you and delivered as a unique Spotify playlist.

For the first time ever, we’re combining your personal taste in music with what similar fans are enjoying right now. This means every song in Discover Weekly is based both on your own listening as well as what others are playlisting and listening to around the songs you love – making your playlist completely unique and full of deep cuts and new discoveries.

It’s like having your best friend make you a personalized mixtape every single week.

As your music taste evolves, so will Spotify Discover Weekly. In fact, the more you listen, the better it gets. And because it’s a playlist you can access and listen to it across all your platforms and devices. Plus, sharing it with friends or making it available offline for your Monday commute is super easy.

“High Fidelity’s Rob Gordon had it right – the making of a mixtape is a very subtle art. That’s why we created Discover Weekly,” says Gustav Söderström, VP of Product at Spotify. “There’s never been a simpler, more personalised way to discover music, with every playlist tuned just to you every single week.”

You’ll soon find your Spotify Discover Weekly playlist at the top of your playlist folder, across all of your devices. Refreshed with new music every week, remember to save your new favourites before the week is out.

It’s time for Spotify to soundtrack your week! Who knows what you’ll find?

Celebrating 5 years with a Burst of Color and Meaning Orange Magazine Teams Up with World Vision Philippines for its 5th Anniversary
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Celebrating 5 years with a Burst of Color and Meaning: Orange Magazine Teams Up with World Vision Philippines for its 5th Anniversary

There is no better way of celebrating a good five years of online success and colorful events than giving back for a more meaningful cause. And that’s what Orange Magazine did.

Headed by Mr. Orange Magazine himself, Jeman Bunyi Villanueva partnered with World Vision Philippines for a 5 x 5 fund raising campaign. Together with celebrity endorser Gloc 9 and Lirah Bermudez, the Orange Magazine 5 x 5 World Vision Campaign was launched at WV head office in Quezon Avenue, Quezon City last July 1, Wednesday.

The 5 x 5 campaign’s idea was to raise funds to support five kids for five years with their education and values formation. Not only will this campaign benefit the children but their parents and for their livelihood programs as well.

You can participate in the OrangeMag5X5WV World Vision Campaign by donating as low as 100 Pesos. Donations can be made online through the following bank accounts:

  • BPI: 4251-0024-15
  • BDO: 000-2700-4341-1
  • PS Bank: 038-33200013-8
  • Metrobank: 060-7060-5186-41

You did not only help brighten someone else’s future, you can also have a chance to win prizes as Orange Magazine and World Vision will be giving away O+ USA Smartphones in the grand raffle draw on July 31st.

Just forward a photo copy of your deposit slip with “5×5 campaign” written on it together with your complete name, address and contact numbers to [email protected] / [email protected] /[email protected] and/or via fax at (02) 374-7660.

And by the way, what happened last July 1 at the WV head office? Bloggers unite as friends of Orange Magazine donated a minimum of 100 Pesos during the event. Freebies and surprises also flooded the celebration as a limited edition Madonna CD, limited edition wrist watch, a brand new smartphone, Gloc 9 CDs and more have been up for grabs.

90 creators join Chicken Pork Adobo Youtube Multi-Channel Network
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90 creators join Chicken Pork Adobo Youtube Multi-Channel Network

ABS-CBN, the country’s largest multimedia conglomerate, recently launched its multi-channel network called “Chicken Pork Adobo” to boost its online content and build a roster of personalities with innovative ideas that will attract the fast-growing online audiences.

“’Chicken Pork Adobo’ is the platform where we empower creators who may not have a chance to go on TV. ‘Chicken Pork Adobo’ democratizes it for everyone by harnessing and gathering all of them, and for them to leverage on each others’ strengths. We want to showcase the Filipino talent to the world, not only to Filipino audiences,” said Donald Lim, head of ABS-CBN Digital Media Division.

As of now, “Chicken Pork Adobo” has 90 creators whose channels on YouTube tackle a variety of topics: toys, fashion, comedy, music, lifestyle, vlogs, entertainment, arts and crafts, food, parenting, and inspirational.

As proven by the mid-year 2014 data from the Internet and Mobile Marketing Association of the Philippines (IMMAP), more and more Filipinos are consuming content online. According to IMMAP, 38 million Filipinos are Internet users, two-thirds of which are under 30 years old.

Recognizing that TV may not be the only platform to reach ABS-CBN’s target audiences, Lim said “Chicken Pork Adobo” is meant to help online content creators make a mark in the digital space and help them become superstars “in whatever way or form.”

These creators, produce their own material on a regular basis and sometimes let their fans into their own private lives.

“They have different niches, personalities, and material that won’t make it on TV, but on YouTube they are popular, spectacular, fascinating, and have their own following,” Lim said.
“ABS-CBN is the master of content, but being the master doesn’t mean we want to produce all the content. We can also empower people so we just curate the content,” he added.

One of Chicken Pork Adobo’s creators is actress Melissa Ricks, who recently launched her own YouTube channel dedicated to parenting. Her first video documents her experience with her daughter Kiera joining a pictorial contest, showing Melissa’s foray into motherhood.

Another is “It’s Showtime” host Eric “Eruption” Tai, who showcases his dancing skills, often backed up by dance group XB Gensan, and sometimes lets his fans on his workout routines.

But “Chicken Pork Adobo” does not just sign up celebrities already known in the industry, but also those who have already gained a following or are known for their unique appeal.

The multi-channel network’s most subscribed and most viewed channel is Kids’ Toys that feature sisters Faye and Laurice Tendilla unboxing toys that range from doll houses and action figures to ice cream makers and play sets. Launched in May 2012, Kids’ Toys already has 1.14 million subscribers and has amassed almost 1.5 billion views.

“Chicken Pork Adobo’s” creators also include famous YouTuber Lloyd Cadena, who gained popularity for his funny videos about love and school and parody videos; “The Soshal Network,” which features three lawyers commenting on anything and everything under the sun by poking fun at themselves, and “Plump Pinay,” headlined by Cai Cortez, who advocates being comfortable in one’s own skin and body acceptance.

Dennis Lim, head of ABS-CBN Digital Media Services, said “Chicken Pork Adobo” is aiming to sign up more creators who have something original, exciting, and interesting to share online.

“Our main criteria for recruiting creators is first, they have to be passionate. It’s important for creators to be passionate in what they do because it’s hard to come up with new content on a regular basis. They have to like what they do,” he said.

Interested creators may e-mail [email protected] For updates, visit “Chicken Pork Adobo Network” on Facebook and chickenporkadobo.net.

Shehyee won Spotify Emerge PH Cycle 1
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Shehyee won Spotify Emerge PH Cycle 1

Spotify, in partnership with Globe Telecom, reveals rising rap superstar Shehyee as the first winner of the Spotify Emerge programme in the Philippines.

Spotify Emerge offers unique insights into up-and-coming music talent across Asia by leveraging on Spotify’s wealth of data to identify ten emerging artists from the region, based on their virality (increase in streams and shares week on week). The winner was chosen by Spotify and Globe fans through a mixture of streams, follows and shares.

Shehyee emerged as the ultimate winner of the talent hunt, besting other nine up-and-coming OPM artists including December Avenue, Jeric Medina, Kai Honasan, Kito Romualdez, Marion Aunor, Midnight Meetings,Paolo Valenciano, Save Me Hollywood, and The Ransom Collective. He joins the ranks of previous Spotify Emerge winners, including Bastille and Macklemore & Ryan Lewis.

“We’re thrilled to celebrate with the first winner of Spotify Emerge in Asia, Shehyee,” says Sunita Kaur, Managing Director (Asia), Spotify. “We’re massively looking forward to showcasing his talent on the global stage and collaborate with him on even more exciting opportunities. This is our way of supporting not only the OPM industry, but also the Philippines, our fastest-growing market in the region.”

Known as one of the fastest-rising stars in the local hip-hop scene, Shehyee first rose to fame as one of the champions of the FlipTop battle rap league. His singles, Inspirasyon and Isang Umaga (featuring Yumi Lacsamana) have established his reputation as the next hot rapper to watch out for.

“It’s such an honor to be named the first Pinoy Emerge artist,” says Shehyee. “Thank you to everyone who listened, liked and shared my music on Spotify. Spotify Emerge has given me the chance to showcase my music not only to my fellow Filipinos but to the rest of the world.”

As well as celebrating with his fans at the Spotify Emerge finale, Shehyee will be receiving an exclusive promotional package from Spotify and Globe TM as a prize for being named the ultimate winner of the programme.

“Filipinos are big music-lovers and it is this very reason that Globe has partnered with Spotify to bring Spotify Emerge to the Philippines. It is our commitment to empower the Filipino digital lifestyle through partnerships with global content players such as Spotify. With this commitment, we are also empowering the Filipino dream of making it big in the global music arena through Spotify Emerge,” says Dan Horan, Senior Advisor for Consumer Business at Globe.

Katy Perry reached 1 billion views on Youtube for Roar
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Katy Perry reached 1 billion views on Youtube for Roar

Recently, Katy Perry is the only artist to have two music videos hit over 1 billion views on Vevo.

According to an Instagram post she shared, her music video for “Roar” hit the milestone number just a month after “Dark Horse” did the same.

She thanked fans for their relentless repeat views with a heartfelt caption beneath a photo of five kittens she either recently acquired or found somewhere.

The text reads, “I know I’m Laty Perry on this one but I just want to S/O my faithful furs the KatyCats for patting their paws so many times on their technical devices AND once again making one of my videos, ROAR, reach over a BILLION views! That makes me (us) the only artist (family) to ever have two BILLI’S under our belts. Thank you for continuing to show the world your constant dedication and patience to/with me during this period of R&D…”

Stores in the Philippines That Accepts Bitcoin
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Stores in the Philippines That Accepts Bitcoin

Have you ever wondered what stores accepts bitcoin in the Philippines? I know there’s only few establishments that accepts bitcoins and luckily i found some establishments that accepts bitcoins. Below i’ve listed the establishments that accept bitcoin, with their address, contant number and website.

  1. AtletA Sportswear – One of the premier manufacturers of custom made team sports uniforms in the Philippine. They are currently providing fully customized sports uniforms to numerous teams in the US NCAA Division II, Amateur Athletic Union (AAU), Ontario Basketball Association (OBA), Papua New Guinea Baseball Association, and the British Columbia Basketball Development Program. They also do the outfits of teams in Philippine Basketball Association (PBA), the Asean Basketball League (ABL), the Philippine Basketball League (PBL), and the Philippines’ National Collegiate Athletic Association (NCAA).

Address: 3823D Cuenca St., Palanan, Makati City, Philippines 1235
Phone: +63 2 502 5217
Website: http://www.atleta.com.ph/

  1. Cousin’s Topshoppe – A local online fashion store that offers a variety of women’s and men’s clothing for retail, wholesale and drop ship customers. Over the past few years, they have been attracting customers from all over Philippines.

No. 17 Washington Street, Centro 4 Tuguegarao City, Cagayan Valley, Philippines 3500
Phone: +63 (0)935 927 5659
Website: http://www.atleta.com.ph/

  1. Silk Road – They servers authentic Thai food

4th Ave, 1634 Taguig, Philippines
Phone: +63 (0)2 824 1678
Website: https://www.facebook.com/silkroadthaibistro

  1. Torino Motors Inc. – Torino Motors Inc. is in vehicle services business activities. Body shop, painting and mechanical.

1997 Pililia Corner Obrero Street, Makati, Philippines
Phone: +63 2 895 1133
Website: https://www.facebook.com/torinomotorsinc

  1. Wingman Acacia Estates – An American-style restaurant, serving quality homemade food and beverages at affordable prices. Their specialty is chicken wings, of which they offer fifteen different flavors. Moreover, Wingman restaurant is a place for local Bitcoin Meetups.

LG/F Acacia Estates Town Center, Acacia Ave., Taguig, Metro Manila, Philippines
Phone: +63 (0)2 4637670
Website: https://www.facebook.com/wingmangrill

  1. Refinery – A great place to have breakfast, lunch and dinner that serves delicious food and drinks. Great staff and A Owner that is really helpful and friendly.

G/F, Joya Lofts and Towers, Joya Drive, Rockwell, Makati, Makati City, Philippines
Phone: +632 781 0344
Website: https://www.facebook.com/RefineryPH

  1. Yardstick Coffee – The place is a perfect hub for Bitcoin people to chill and hang out!

G/f Universal LMS Bldg., 106 Esteban Street, Legaspi Village, Makati City, Philippines 1229
Phone: +632 845 0073
Website: http://www.yardstickcoffee.com/

  1. BaiCapture – One of the pioneers in the Photo Booth industry. Baicapture provides one of the meanest, sleekest and probably the most professional-looking photo booth machines you’ve ever seen.

7635 Guijo Street, Makati City, Philippines 1203
Phone: +63 2 8224227
Website: https://baicapture.com/

  1. Enriquez Funeral Home – They have been assisting families in the greater part of Northern and Central Luzon in the Philippines. With their long history of helping with important decisions has taught us how to pay careful and considerate attention to your family’s needs

#73 Calle Garcia St, Urdaneta City, 2428 Pangasinan, Philippines
Phone: +63 75 529 1826
Website: http://www.enriquezurdaneta.com/

If your establishment/business accepts bitcoin please don’t hesitate to contact me so i can add you up on this list.

Baby Koala Hugs Mom During Surgery After Getting Hit By A Car
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Photo: Baby Koala Hugs Mom During Surgery After Getting Hit By A Car

A baby koala in Australia and his mom Lizzy had surgery after they were hit by a car. According to ABC News, Phantom was unharmed during the ordeal, and Lizzy suffered a collapsed lung and facial trauma.

“Phantom is with Lizzy during her procedures and check ups to ensure neither mum nor bub get stressed out,” the Australia Zoo Wildlife Hospital said.

“Similarly, Phantom is in a ‘pouch’ during weighing to ensure he feels safe and protected while away from mum.”

Lizzy is recovering and doing well, the hospital said.