MANILA, Philippines — Filipino-Canadian Shay Mitchell stepped into the room for a roundtable interview in a hot pink dress that seems to exist for the purpose of celebrating her morena skin color. When the 31-year-old star of Netflix’s You was a lot younger, as she has had mentioned in multiple interviews, she made herself as pale as possible, wore contact lenses, went blonde and generally felt insecure over her mixed lineage. That’s all in the past now. According to Shay, she has fully embraced the Filipino in her. “That’s who you are,” she said. Earlier this week, Shay together with You lead star Penn Badgley were in town to meet the press (Jan. 14) and the fans (Jan. 15) of their thriller series. It was her third time in the country. (A previous visit that The STAR covered, she was then with her mom Precious Garcia who’s from Pampanga.) Shay also updated her over 22 million Instagram followers of her activities in between like visiting … [Read more...] about What makes Shay Mitchell ‘authentic’ online?
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By Chip Cutter The Wall Street Journal Thu., Dec. 20, 2018 A decade ago, when Mandy Ginsberg asked couples how they met, some would give a fictitious answer: “Oh, we met through friends.” When she then revealed she worked at an online dating company, their answers shifted: “Oh, we actually met through Match,” they told her. In her nearly 13 years at Match Group Inc., where she became chief executive in January, Ms. Ginsberg has watched the stigma of online dating fade almost entirely. Today, many people even proudly pursue a multiapp dating strategy. Match owns well-known dating apps including Tinder, Hinge and OkCupid, along with lesser-known brands such as PetPeopleMeet.com, devoted to single pet lovers, and LDSPlanet.com, focused on those in the Mormon Church. The Dallas-based company is expanding in Latin America, Japan, South Korea and India to tap what it estimates is a market of 600 million singles. Her first year at the helm has been … [Read more...] about The CEO behind Tinder, OkCupid on the future of online dating
By Jeremy Nuttall StarMetro Vancouver Thu., Nov. 29, 2018 VANCOUVER—The job is like being an executioner, says the voice on the other end of the phone. It’s just what he’s paid to do. The man with a light English accent says he’s speaking from an India-based call centre where he and other scam artists work through the night, phoning Canadians and claiming to work for the Canada Revenue Agency. They tell people they owe tax money and will be arrested if they don’t pay. Some panicked victims send thousands of dollars. “It’s like somebody in Texas. He’s an executioner; he has to execute people, he has to kill people. It’s his job. That’s what he’s doing, isn’t it?” he said. “It’s like that. I’m just doing a job right now.” On Oct. 29, following news of raids against call centres in India, StarMetro received a call to a newsroom phone from someone claiming … [Read more...] about I don’t feel bad. I’m not going to stop. And you will never, ever catch me, says CRA scammer
caption Dustin Johnson and Paulina Gretzky’s first date turned into a double date with her parents. source Andrew Redington/Getty Images Dustin Johnson and his fiance Paulina Gretzky met through Gretzky’s parents in 2009. The golf star and the pop singer-turned-model didn’t go on their first date, however, until 2012. They’ve been together ever since, and now have two children. Dustin Johnson wooed the entire Gretzky clan long before he took his future fiance Paulina Gretzky on their first date. In 2009, the pro golfer met Paulina’s mother Janet – the wife of legendary hockey player Wayne Gretzky – at the Hero World Challenge golf tournament. Afterwards, the Gretzkys had Johnson over for dinner. GOLF reported that Johnson and Gretzky had “undeniable chemistry” from the get-go, but the timing was off. Both were already in relationships with other people. “We became good friends,” Gretzky told … [Read more...] about Inside the relationship of former ‘bad boy’ pro golfer Dustin Johnson and Paulina Gretzky, who used to eat breakfast and dinner with her hockey legend father every day
Marc Lore is the president and CEO of Walmart eCommerce in the US. He founded Quidsi and sold it to Amazon in 2011 for over $500 million. Then he founded Jet.com and sold that to Walmart in 2016 for $3 billion and stock. His first startup was acquired for $6 million. Lore says radical transparency, choosing the right cofounders, knowing finance, and selling to the right company are key to his success as a business person. Marc Lore’s first big startup sold diapers before it was bought by Amazon for more than $500 million. But after it was acquired, Lore says he felt let down. “It was this really depressing sort of moment where we didn’t even want to go out for a [celebratory] drink,” Lore said on Business Insider’s podcast, “Success! How I Did It.” “It wasn’t a celebration. It was sort of like mourning.” After Amazon he went on to found a competitor, called … [Read more...] about A Walmart executive who sold his 1st startup for $6 million, 2nd startup for $550 million and 3rd startup for $3+ billion reveals how to become wildly successful