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Chance the Rapper to Headline Spotify’s Rap Caviar in Partnership with Verizon

Spotify’s RapCaviar Live is returning to New York with headliner Chance The Rapper on September 29 at the Ford Amphitheater at Coney Island Boardwalk in Brooklyn. In partnership with Verizon, the Brooklyn show will also feature Sheck Wes, Tierra Whack and DJ SpinKing.

Following the launch of RapCaviar Live in 2017, Spotify continues to showcase some of today’s hottest rappers to their biggest fans around the country. Produced in partnership with Live Nation Urban, RapCaviar Live is inspired by Spotify’s highly influential flagship hip hop playlist, RapCaviar, which encompasses a collection of fresh hip hop tracks and has since become one of Spotify’s biggest playlists with over 10 million followers.

Verizon and Spotify have partnered to bring a special show to New York, featuring some of the top hip-hop and R&B artists. As a partner of the RapCaviar Live Brooklyn show, Verizon will be hosting a special VIP section for members of its loyalty program, Verizon Up.  Members can redeem tickets in the My Verizon app.

Since its inception in August 2017 with a kickoff show in Atlanta headlined by Gucci Mane, RapCaviar Live has made stops in Toronto, Chicago, Charlotte, Philadelphia, Washington, D.C., New York, and Houston. Previous artists on the tour include Migos,  Cardi B, Lil Uzi Vert, Trippie Redd, A$AP Mob, Dipset, Lil’ Pump, Playboi Carti, Mike WiLL Made-It and more.

Pre-sale tickets will be available to Spotify fans through the Spotify Fans First pre-sale and through Live Nation on August 16. General on-sale tickets will be available through Ticketmaster.com on August 17, all 10am ET.

For more on RapCaviar, check out the playlist here and official Instagram here.

RapCaviar Live Brooklyn

Date: Saturday, September 29

Location: Ford Amphitheater at Coney Island Boardwalk, Brooklyn, NY

Lineup: Chance The Rapper, Sheck Wes, Tierra Whack and DJ SpinKing

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Unlock Thousands of Discounts and Rewards with Verizon Up, Instantly

Verizon is celebrating the one year anniversary of its revamped rewards program, Verizon Up, which gives customers exclusive access to sporting and music events, as well as everyday discounts on major brands like Amazon, HBO, Nordstrom and more.

As a way to show customers gratitude for their loyalty, Verizon Up is expanding its rewards offering to include thousands of discounts, up to 50% off, on dining and attractions that the entire family can enjoy with Local Offers. From BOGO offers at your local pizzeria to discounts on bowling and gym classes, Local Offers are available when and where you need them, with no credit required.

Here is a list of rewards being offered throughout August.

Everyday Rewards
Overstock $5 Gift Card
Amazon $5 Gift Card
Home Depot $5 Gift Card
Plated 50% off 3 weeks
Starbucks $5 Gift Card
StickerPop One year free
Uber 50% off one ride
Bed Bath & Beyond $5 Gift Card
TJX $5 Gift Card
AMC $5 Gift Card
BarGapnes and Noble $5 Gift Card
Chilli’s $5 Gift Card
Gap $5 Gift Card
Apple $5 Gift Card
Nike $5 Gift Card
Panera Bread $5 Gift Card
Pier 1 $5 Gift Card
Ulta Beauty $5 Gift Card
Clear 4 Months Free
Framed and Matted Premium Magazine Subscription
Opternative 50% off online glasses and contacts Rx
Magnus Trainer 6 months free chess training
Verizon 2GB of bonus data
Verizon 1GB of bonus data
Verizon $10 Device Dollars
Verizon $5 Device Dollars
Verizon $30 off Hum of HumX
Bonus Rewards (no credits required)
Cheryls Cookies 35% off
Amazon Echo Show $100 off
Amazon Echo Dot $20 off
Uber $50 off rides each month
Fuji Film Canvas photo for $12
Agoda 10% off hotel stay
Care/of 50% off vitamins
Cloth & Paper 50% off subscriptions
Verizon 20% off accessories
Restaurant.com $25 gift card

More About Verizon Up:

Verizon Up is breaking the mold and giving customers rewards they really, really want all for paying their bill. From once-in-a-lifetime experiences and VIP tickets to music and sporting events, to everyday rewards on dining, attractions and entertainment, this is Verizon’s way of saying thank you to customers.

 

How it works:

Verizon Up is simple – customers can enroll in Verizon Up through the My Verizon App and earn rewards by just paying their monthly bills. For every $300 a customer spends on their Verizon Wireless bills, they earn one credit that can be redeemed for rewards and experiences through the My Verizon app. There are a variety of rewards to choose from:

 

  • Everyday Rewards– Free services and discounts on some of today’s hottest brands including Amazon, Nike and more.
  • Verizon Rewards– Bonus data and discounts on Verizon devices and accessories.
  • Super Tickets– Exclusive access to the most sought after sporting events and concerts by top artists like Justin Timberlake, Maroon 5, Luke Bryan and more.

 

Plus, there are extras, offers and discounts. Just because.

 

  • Bonus Rewards– Bonus Rewards are extra perks you can get without using a credit. Like a cherry on top of what you already earn. New Bonus Rewards are added all the time, so check back frequently to see what’s new.
  • NEW: Local Offers– Everyday local offers anywhere customers go with up to 50% off dining and attractions. No credits required to enjoy.

 

To learn more about Verizon Up and the new Local Offers you can visit vzw.com/up or download the My Verizon app and get started today.

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The Lincoln Motor Company Debuts The New 2019 Lincoln Nautilus, Links with Singer-Songwriter Marsha Ambrosius & more at the LA Auto Show

The Lincoln Motor Company pulled out all the stops for this year’s LA Auto Show 2017! The renowned company debuted the newest addition to their car family, The 2019 Lincoln Nautilus (shown above).

Nautilus – the successor to Lincoln MKX – joins the recently unveiled 2019 MKC, the elegant Continental, the all-new Navigator, and the stylish MKZ for a lineup of vehicles instantly recognizable as Lincoln.

Leading up to the debut, Lincoln teamed up with the DREAM Hollywood Hotel & CLEAR to host a number of media cohorts and influencers to enjoy a grand experience of what was to come from the notable vehicle platform.

Departing from DREAM, guests were escorted over to Hollywood’s hotspot, AVENUE to enjoy a special performance from singer-songwriter Marsha Ambrosius.

Marsha performed a plethora of hits that she’s penned in the past while being apart of the chart-topping duo, Floetry, her very own solo material, the song hit song “Butterflies” which was performed and charted by the late Michael Jackson, plus more.

Our very own, Co-Creator & Editor of SFPL, Gabriel Williams was on-hand to experience the lux moments.

During the event, Lincoln & Marsha also introduced the latest feature of Lincoln’s First Listen series that highlights both established and rising artists to premiere an upcoming track from behind the wheel of a Lincoln vehicle.

For Marsha’s feature, they discussed her stellar career and previewed her new song “Just Like Old Times” from inside the 2017 Lincoln Continental.

Check out the full clip below:

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After the performance, the attendees headed over to one of Hollywood’s top restaurants, TAO for an exclusive dinner.

The menu was complete with some of TAO’s most favorited dishes like Satay Of Chilean Sea Bass, Crispy Rice Tuna, Shrimp Tempura Roll, Glazed Salmon, Filet Mignon “Tokyo Style” and so much more.

The following day, hours before the major unveiling of the Nautilus, media & influencers were able to get an up close and personal look at the brand new vehicle right on the rooftop of the DREAM Hotel along with Lincoln’s President, Kumar Galhotra:

“With the introduction of Nautilus, Lincoln has a strong, distinctive portfolio with a common and recognizable identity,” said Kumar. “We’re excited to add Nautilus to our Lincoln family of luxury SUVs, along with a new name that better reflects the ideas and attitudes of our clients.”

More about the Nautilus

Available Ultra Comfort seats can be adjusted up to 22 ways for personalized comfort, providing lumbar massage designed to reduce fatigue. Developed with input from orthopedic surgeons, this feature is especially beneficial on long trips or while waiting in traffic. Heated and cooled seats are available on the Reserve model. Available 13-speaker and 19-speaker Revel® audio systems offer the ultimate sound experience to add to the soothing environment.

A sleek console serves to open up the cabin, while the sophisticated push-button gear shift integrates seamlessly with classic knobs and buttons. A concealed wireless charging pad allows compatible smartphones to stay connected and puts an end to the hassle of tangled cords. A large center touch screen serves as the portal to standard SYNC® 3 with both Apple CarPlay™ and Android Auto™ compatibility, enabling clients to manage audio, phone, navigation and more either from that point or steering wheel-mounted controls.

The leather-wrapped, hand-stitched steering wheel is mounted ahead of a 12.3-inch fully configurable digital instrument cluster that displays easy-to-read driver information crisply and clearly.

For clients seeking a unique personalized experience, Lincoln Black Label is available for the new Nautilus. Lincoln Black Label not only provides premium materials in specially curated designer themes but also offers a host of membership privileges. These include annual vehicle detailing, anytime carwashes, and access to a select list of restaurants where noted chefs will provide an at-your-service dining experience.

The three Lincoln Black Label themes for the new Nautilus are Chalet, Thoroughbred, and all-new Gala:

  • Chalet, new for Lincoln Nautilus, evokes the contrasting pleasures of pulse-pounding mountain slopes and the inherent comfort of an après-ski lodge. With Espresso and Alpine Venetian leathers and deep Silverwood appliqués, each touch is designed to awaken the senses.
  • Thoroughbred celebrates the distinguished and elite lifestyle of horse racing, offering a reflection of traditional American history. Rich Venetian leathers capture the spirit of the equestrian life, while Chilean Maple wood, Alcantara® accents, and Jet Black trim carry the excitement throughout.
  • Gala, inspired by haute couture at New York’s Met Gala, features seats draped in a deeply hued and elegant Carmine leather complemented by Onyx leather and an Alcantara headliner. Handsome Nouveax Armor aluminum accents bring a lightness to the cabin, with a luster magnified by the available panoramic roof.

As you can see, this new vehicle is packed with some of the most LIT features ever!

To add, remember we mentioned that Lincoln has also partnered with CLEAR!

Starting Jan. 1, 2018, new Lincoln owners will receive a six-month complimentary CLEAR membership, allowing them to speed through security at participating airports and major arenas nationwide. Lincoln Black Label members will receive a 12-month complimentary membership.

Moving through airport security without waiting in long lines, access to a personal driver to assist with transportation and errands, and the ability to select a month-to-month vehicle service based on their needs is the future for Lincoln clients as the company announces new services designed to make vehicle
ownership effortless.

To help make airport travel easier, Lincoln is collaborating with CLEAR – which offers the fastest, most predictable way through security – to provide new Lincoln owners with a complimentary CLEAR membership, allowing them to speed through security at participating airports and major arenas nationwide.

“Our clients tell us time is their ultimate luxury,” said Lincoln President Kumar Galhotra. “So we’ve paired our exceptional vehicles with world-class services in collaboration with CLEAR to enable them to travel along their journey even more effortlessly and efficiently.”

CLEAR delivers secure and easy travel to more than 30 airports and arenas nationwide. At participating venues, members go to a dedicated CLEAR lane where they are greeted by a CLEAR team member. After a simple finger tap or blink of an eye, members are escorted straight to security screening, bypassing the usual long lines. According to CLEAR, members walk through security in minutes every time.

The Lincoln program with CLEAR launches in January.

The new 2019 Lincoln Nautilus will be available at Lincoln dealers this summer.

Folks, if you plan on purchasing your next car The Lincoln Nautilus or any model from the same car family should be at the top of your list!

Thanks to Lincoln for hosting such a wonderful experience in Los Angeles!

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Fly News: Verizon and Spotify partner to make gift giving easier

Verizon has partnered with Spotify to help make picking out the perfect gift a little easier this holiday season.

Launching today at www.vzw.com/playlist, the “Holiday Hintlists” are fun and specific, curated playlists that spell out what tech products consumers want for the holidays.

Users visit the site, select the Verizon gift they want – including smartphones, headphones, smartwatches, and connected home devices – and the experience generates a custom “hint” playlist on Spotify that users can share to their social channels.

Hundreds of curated playlists, featuring songs by artists including H.E.R., Outkast and more, are used to spell out playful, gift-request messages. Additional playlists will be added throughout the month of December.

The tool was created based on the insight that millennials create and share more playlists during the holiday season.

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Fly Technology: iRig Recorder 3 video/audio editing app from IK Multimedia

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IK Multimedia is proud to announce the release of iRig Recorder 3, the new version of the popular audio recording app which now supports video recording plus includes a wider collection of pro audio effects, expanded sharing capabilities via a number of online services and social media as well as professional exporting features. iRig Recorder 3 now allows users to finalize superb sounding audio/video recordings directly on their device, share them with the world or export them for further editing.

Get into some of the Fly features below and a speial video introducing the product.

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The pro audio recording app, now with video:
While there are many video recording apps available, very few of them focus on an easy way of getting professional sounding audio tracks together with the recorded video. iRig Recorder 3 solves this problem, starting from a powerful audio recording engine and adding video recording capabilities for a truly complete content production solution. With more and more musicians, video-makers, bloggers, journalists, web professionals and enthusiasts willing to share their videos at a higher-than-ever quality, IK Multimedia have focused on giving them everything they need to record serious audio and video at the same time, anywhere. Whether for recording “selfie” videos, live performances, lectures, speeches, interviews and much more, iRig Recorder 3 is aimed at both professionals and enthusiasts who need a tool capable of higher versatility when it comes to creating ready-to-share, high-quality video with great audio directly on their iPhone and iPad.
iRig Recorder 3 supports both portrait and landscape audio and video recording, allowing iPad users to take advantage of the full size of their device’s screen for previewing and capturing higher quality video clips. Together with IK’s iKlip Grip range of multifunctional camera stands for iPhone, or iKlip Xpand mounts for iPad, iRig Recorder 3 provides a great solution for shooting professional audio/video anywhere, on the go.
New professional audio effects:
iRig Recorder 3 now comprises an expandable collection of up to 17 professional effects such as Normalize, Stereo Imager, Compressor and 3-band EQ as well as creative audio effects such as Morph, Reverb, Chorus and Delay. They can be applied to the audio recordings for sound optimization and creative purposes, doubling the number of effects available in the previous version of the app.
Natural fade ins/outs can also be applied to the recording in order to create natural transitions before exporting the final project.
iRig Recorder 3 is ideal for use with IK Multimedia’s full range of portable iRig audio interfaces (both single and dual channel) and microphones for superior audio quality in the studio or on the field, and includes convenient, easy-to-use on-screen waveform editing functions.
Works well with other audio apps
For all those musicians who want to record and share their musical performances while playing with their favorite audio apps, iRig Recorder 3 offers complete AudioBus and Inter-App Audio compatibility, which means it can seamlessly receive audio from other IK apps such as AmpliTube, SampleTank, VocaLive, EZ Voice (or other third-party apps like GarageBand), and directly record processed audio together with video for great “selfie-style” video clips that can be socialized immediately.
Advanced multimedia export
One of the features that make iRig Recorder 3 stand out from the crowd is its ability to export the recorded content in separate files for convenient editing in a DAW or other third-party video editing software. A convenient, professional-oriented feature that is not found in any other audio/video recording app on the market.
Enhanced sharing capabilities
The content created with iRig Recorder 3 can easily be shared via a large selection of online services and social media like Airdrop™, Messages™, SoundCloud®, Twitter®, Facebook®, WhatsApp™, DropBox™, Google Drive™, Microsoft OneDrive™, E-mail, Wi-Fi™, FTP or iTunes™ File Sharing, in a variety of sizes and formats.
Pricing and availability
iRig Recorder 3 is available as a FREE version and as a paid version at a price of only $/€7.99 (includes waveform editing, 8 effects, and high-quality wav file export), both offer the option of expanding the effects collection via in-app purchases. 
Download iRig Recorder 3 from the App Store, please visit:
www.appstore.com/irigrecorder
For more information, please visit:
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Black Friday Fly Deals: Monster Digital Action Sports Cameras

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Monster Digital® is offering holiday shoppers an opportunity to really “get in on the action” during this holiday season starting with several Black Friday deals on some of its action sports cameras. With 40-plus years of innovative product creation, Monster Digital is committed to creating exciting and feature-rich cameras and accessories.

While many competitors bundle accessories for special holiday packages, Monster always includes all the accessories consumers need to get started, including digital memory, mounts and more (valued at over $100). In addition, for a limited time, there will be free shipping on all cameras over $75.

Monster Vision action sports cameras are the perfect gift for sports enthusiasts, travelers, content creators and anyone who loves to shoot video.

For the holidays, the company has slashed the prices for selected popular models and offering an attractive VR bundle:

  • Monster Vision™ HD – A great beginners’ camera with 720p resolution. It will be available for just $49.99, a savings of $30 (no free shipping) from Black Friday through Cyber Monday. It will return to its original price of $79.99 on Tuesday, November 29. For those last minute shoppers, Monster Digital will reduce the price one more time to $69.99 from December 12 through December 18.
  • Monster Vision™ 360 – This camera features a single lens that provides a 360-degree horizontal view with 220 degrees vertical, as well as an app for easy uploading to social media with a smartphone. Originally $279.99, the price will drop by $80 to $199.99 on Black Friday.
  • VR Bundle – Effective immediately, Monster Digital® will be offering a new bundle that includes the Monster Vision™ VR (normallyhttps://us.vocuspr.com/Publish/2701809/vcsPRAsset_2701809_67568_24a760da-325d-4da9-9848-3809d126ee30_0.jpg $379.99) and a VR Headset (normally $39.00) for just $349.99, a savings of $70.

Here’s a brief look at the rest of the Monster Vision line of sports cameras.

  • Monster Vision™ 1080p (SRP: $99.99) is critically acclaimed and offers a higher resolution than the 720p HD camera.
  • Monster Vision™ 1080p+ (SRP: $129.99) offers 30 more frames per second and other feature upgrades compared to the Monster Vision™ 1080p.
  • Monster Vision™ VR (SRP: $379.99) is a dual lens camera that provides 360 degrees horizontally and vertically. The Monster VR iOS and Android app makes it super easy to share pictures and videos to the most popular social networks directly from the Monster Vision™ VR using a smartphone.

Be sure to pick yours up today!

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The Secret Life of Pets Launches New #PetMoji App For Animal Lovers All Over!

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he Secret Life of Pets doesn’t hit theaters till July 8th, until then here’s a treat for animal lovers all over. To build up excitement for upcoming animated adventure, the PetMOJI app has officially gone live.

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The app allows users to turn their favorite pet into a lovable emoji than you can share on all of social media accounts. The app is now available on iOS and features sticker packs and a custom keyboard. You can also visit MYPetEmoji.com to turn your animal best friend into a one of a kind emoji from your computer and make all your friends jealous.

The Secret Life of Pets is in theaters July, 8th!

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We Like: The “Space Chariot x L.A. Gear” Hoverboard Pack

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L.A. Gear is proud to announce its unprecedented partnership with lifestyle brand Space Chariot as the first sneaker company to team up on signature hoverboard and consumer package.

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The duo releases the “Space Chariot x L.A. Gear” Hoverboard Pack, just in time for the holidays. This limited edition combo pack is available in “Gold Ninja” or “Ninja Chrome” Space Chariot hoverboard (with charger, remote, and carrying bag) and a matching pair of L.A. Gear “Liquid Gold” or “Liquid Silver” L.A. Lights.

The exclusive collaboration is available NOW for pre-order on www.SpaceChariot.com.

Get this season’s must have FLY-item right now!

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Dr. Dre Protege & Emerging Singer Anderson .PAAK Unveils New technology with Virtual Reality Live Performance Experience

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This week, October 27th, critically acclaimed artist, Anderson. PAAK and his band The Free Nationals unveiled the first live recorded virtual reality performance.

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The industry showcase and VIP reception, hosted by The Virtual Reality Company (VRC) and music collective Steel Wool Entertainment, debuted VRC’s virtual reality live performance experience technology.

VRC captures live music performances for distribution in virtual reality-think your favorite live concert meets IMAX 3D.

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Guests and celebs, including Schoolboy Q and Omarion, enjoyed first hand demonstrations of this innovative technology with a live performance by singer/songwriter Anderson .PAAK and band The Free Nationals Live.

Photos by Getty Images Provided by VRC

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Free The Nipple Or Nah: Instagram Blames Apple For Anti-Nudity Restrictions

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Recently, Business Insider reported that Instagram’s CEO and Co-Founder Kevyn Systrom blames Apple for the application’s very strict guidelines regarding nudity. Systrom explained that the restrictions can not be changed because of Apple’s age rating system.

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That explains why Rihanna‘s infamous LUI Magazine cover was removed from the app. Instagram is currently placed in a 12+ category; which causes explicit content to be prohibited. Also IG being placed in this category causes the ‘Free The Nipple,’ campaign to be removed from the app.

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Now it all makes sense, as to why Instagram removes content they believe is ‘inappropriate’ on your page; what is even more interesting is why are there 12 year olds on Instagram. Hopefully, Apple and Instagram can come together and work something out with these extremely strict guidelines and find a way to keep kids under 16 off of IG.

Source: Hypebeast

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Saraya Niq