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- Major Events in recent years
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THE REAL OBAMA TURNED UP
Photo and video messages that disappear after a few seconds have been popularized by Snapchat, the mobile messaging app that reportedly spurned multibillion takeover offers from Facebook and Google last year.
This ephemeral format has been especially popular with teens and young adults who like to exchange silly or racy messages without fear they'll be
haunted by them later.
Now Apple is getting into the game. Audio and video messages within iOS 8 will automatically vanish within a few minutes (Apple didn't say how many) unless you adjust your settings.
"You don't want to have to clean these up. Audio and video messages can take up space," said Greg Joswiak, head of iOS product marketing. "So they're set to self-destruct unless you choose to keep them."
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Jeremy Corbyn's appointment of Ken Livingstone's former aide Neale Coleman as his new 'head of policy and rebuttal' was widely reported yesterday.
However, Corbyn made another key appointment which has been missed. He also hired Ken Livingstone's former head of events Anneliese Midgley, as his new deputy chief of staff.
Midgley's appointment is significant because it means that alongside Livingstone's former chief of staff Simon Fletcher (who now becomes Corbyn's chief of staff) and John McDonnell (who worked for Ken at the GLC) four members of the Labour leader's inner circle are former senior Ken aides.
With Livingstone himself also making regular television appearances in support of Corbyn, the apparent Ken-takeover of the Labour leadership now seems all but complete. His speech at the labour Party conference make it clear he is trying to avoid debating as he's inexperenced and eeven at PM Question time he has shown he doesn't like confrontations. A pacifist to the core with a great dislike for the media. Which is not a great thing, as while the media can be very critical, they are also a PR outlet.