Kanye West finally tells us what 'T.L.O.P.' stands for

Chances are, no one got this one right. On Tuesday, Kanye West announced that he had yet again changed the title of his seventh studio album, telling us only its initials — T.L.O.P. — and telling fans that anyone who guessed it right would get tickets to the album's debut at Madison Square Garden and a free pair of Yeezys. See also: 11 Kanye West tweets that make perfect out-of-office replies So anyone who guessed The Life of Pablo: congratulations! In addition to revealing the full name on Wednesday, Yeezy also shared the final track list for The Life of Pablo.   Final track list for The Life Of Pablo pic.twitter.com/PMH94MAAeJ — KANYE WEST (@kanyewest) February 11, 2016 As he's been doing in his previous album announcements, it's all written out on a notepad. Next to the full album title it asks, "Which one?" We'll find out Thursday, when The Life of Pablo premieres. Tidal will be live streaming the whole thing. Here's the "final" tracklist: "Ultra Light Beams" "Father Stretch My Hands, parts 1 and 2" "Freestyle 4" "Famous" "Highlights" "Feedback" "Fade" "FML" "Real Friends" "Wolves" Have something to add to this story? Share it in the comments below. window._msla=window.loadScriptAsync||function(src,id){if(document.getElementById(id))return;var js=document.createElement('script');js.id=id;js.src=src;document.getElementsByTagName('script')[0].parentNode.insertBefore(js,fjs);}; _msla("//platform.twitter.com/widgets.js","twitter_jssdk"); Read more

Time Warner revenue misses, shares slide

Time Warner Inc (TWX.N), the owner of cable channels CNN and HBO and movie studio Warner Bros, reported a steeper-than-expected 6 percent drop in quarterly revenue, hurt by a lack of hit movie releases and a strong dollar.The company's shares were down 8.6 percent in premarket trading on Wednesday and were set to open at their lowest since August 2013.Revenue at Warner Bros fell 13 percent to $3.3 billion. In the year-earlier quarter, the studio released hit movies such as "The Hobbit: The Battle of the Five Armies", "Interstellar" and "Annabelle".Revenue in the company's HBO network, home to shows such as "Game of Thrones", rose 5.5 percent, while revenue in the Turner division, which includes CNN, rose 2 percent. Subscription grew 3 percent at HBO and remained flat at Turner. Several analysts said the subscription growth were below their expectations.Cable companies and broadcasters have been hit by a shift of viewers to online services such as Netflix (NFLX.O) and Hulu.Walt Disney Co's (DIS.N) media networks unit, which includes ESPN and the Disney Channels, reported a 5.6 percent decline in operating income on Tuesday due to a subscriber decline at ESPN and higher programming costs. Time Warner set a $5 billion share buyback program and raised its quarterly dividend to 40.25 cents per share from 35 cents on Wednesday.The company also raised its 2016 adjusted profit forecast to $5.30-$5.40 per share for 2016. Analysts on average were expecting $5.26, according to Thomson Reuters I/B/E/S."The source of the upside is unclear, but we assume it's a combination of fine-tuning the initial $5.25 guidance, better cost controls, a slightly better ad outlook and non-operating items," Jefferies analyst John Janedis wrote in a note. In November, the company had cut its profit forecast to $5.25 per share from "close to $6", citing a strong dollar.Net income attributable to Time Warner shareholders rose to $857 million, or $1.06 per share, in the fourth quarter ended Dec. 31 from $718 million, or 84 cents per share.Excluding items, the company earned $1.06 per share, higher than the estimated $1.01. Revenue fell to $7.08 billion, missing estimates of $7.53 billion.The $5 billion share buyback was effective Jan. 1 and includes the amount remaining under a prior authorization, the company said.Up to Tuesday's close of $63.21, the company's stock had fallen 21.5 percent in the past 12 months. (Reporting by Abhirup Roy in Bengaluru; Editing by Don Sebastian) Read more

Obama seeks over one-third rise in U.S. cyber security funding

WASHINGTON President Barack Obama's budget proposal for the 2017 fiscal year seeks $19 billion for cyber security across the U.S. government, a surge of $5 billion over this year, according to senior administration officials. The request comes as the Obama administration has struggled to address the growing risk posed by criminals and nation states in the digital world.The initiative, to be released later on Tuesday, is more than a one-third increase from the $14 billion sought last year and will include $3.1 billion for technology modernization at various federal agencies.It is unclear whether the Republican-controlled Congress will approve the increase.The request for a cash infusion is the latest signal from the White House that it intends to make cyber security a top priority in the last year of Obama’s presidency. The move follows a series of high-profile hacks against the government and companies like Sony Pictures (6758.T) and Target (TGT.N), that were largely met with legislative inaction and administrative uncertainty on how best to address evolving cyber threats.Those difficulties played out publicly last year when the Office of Personnel Management announced it had fallen victim to a massive hack that lifted sensitive information on roughly 22 million individuals from its databases. The White House will also announce Tuesday plans for a presidential commission on cyber security, which will make recommendations on how to strengthen defenses over the next decade. Officials, who briefed reporters before the formal release of the Obama budget, said they would create a new position of federal chief information security officer. A government watchdog report last month concluded that the government’s cyber defense system, known as Einstein, is ineffective at combating hackers.“No matter how good we get, we will never stop 100 percent of intrusions” Michael Daniel, special assistant to the president and cybersecurity coordinator, told reporters in the briefing before the release of the budget plan. Obama will also sign an executive order Tuesday to create a permanent Federal Privacy Council, which aims to connect privacy officials across the government to develop comprehensive guidelines for how personal data is collected and stored.The president’s budget proposal will also call for $62 million to expand efforts to attract and retain qualified cyber professionals working for the government, with things like student loan forgiveness and the creation of a CyberCorps Reserve program, where Americans can obtain college scholarships if they pursue technical jobs in government. (Reporting by Dustin Volz; Editing by Richard Cowan and Andrew Hay) Read more

Coke's showdown between Marvel superheroes will surprise you

Coke enlisted a little help from the Avengers to save its Super Bowl commercial this year. The glossy minute-long spot pits Paul Rudd's Ant Man against the wrath of the Hulk after the tiny super hero robs Bruce Banner of his last mini-Coke can and sends him into a rage. SEE ALSO: Janelle Monáe is timeless, new commercial proves The pair eventually make amends when Ant Man helps the Hulk pry open the soda's tiny tab and gulp it down, but only after a destructive rampage through a downtown cityscape.   The slick Hollywood special effects and high production value were made possible through a partnership between the two brands that gave Coke access to Marvel's movie magic. Coke teased the ad earlier in the week by sending Mashable and other news outlets mini-cans emblazoned with six Marvel heroes. Many speculated that the ad would have tie-ins to Marvel's upcoming Captain America: Civil War. Emmanuel Seuge, Coca-Cola's senior vice president of content, said there are "Easter eggs" scattered throughout the commercial meant to make super-fans go back and re-watch. The brand will also be releasing hidden clues on its social media accounts that hint at the location of a limited number of Marvel-branded Cokes. As more Americans ditch sugary soda for healthier options, Seuge said the ad is an attempt to rope in more young adults and up the profile of its smaller serving drinks. "It's a David and Goliath-style clash between two of the most iconic Marvel heroes," Seuge said. "Those are characters that are extremely appealing to the young adult target so it seemed to us a very natural to partner with them." Have something to add to this story? Share it in the comments. Read more

Hillary Clinton: Women running for office bear a 'much greater burden'

HENNIKER, New Hampshire — Hillary Clinton on Saturday opened up about the struggles she faces in running for president as a woman, saying in frank terms that there are double standards women face in seeking positions of power in the United States. “I really understand that there is a very much greater burden on women running for political office,” Clinton told a crowd gathered at an intimate town hall at New England College. “I wish it weren’t the case, but it still is.” Her comments about the double standards women face came after an audience member asked her why she thinks people don’t feel like she’s as genuine as other politicians. They were her most frank yet about the challenges women face running for office, and they came just three days ahead of the New Hampshire primary, in which the Democrat trails badly behind Vermont Sen. Bernie Sanders. See also: Sanders vs. Clinton race is getting heated in New Hampshire “I was reading a blog post a friend of mine sent me, and she was talking about a young friend of hers, and one of the reason he liked Sen. Sanders was because his hair was a mess and he yelled a lot. Boy that would really work for any women we know,” Clinton said in jest. She added that she’s aware that she holds back more than some of the men running for office. “The fact is I do have a somewhat narrower path that I try to walk,” Clinton said. “And I do think, and I think you’re right about this, I do think sometimes it comes across as a little more restrained and a little more careful.” Clinton added that while she has “just got to laugh” about the double standards, she also takes the criticism she receives seriously. “Part of what I have to do is be my best self,” Clinton said. “I can’t do some kind of personal transformation.” Have something to add to this story? Share it in the comments. Read more

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