Curry, Warriors rally past Mavs for 2-0 lead in West finals
Stephen Curry scored 32 points with six 3-pointers and eight rebounds, Kevon Looney had a career-high 21 points and 12 rebounds, and the Golden State Warriors used one of their signature third-quarter flurries to rally past the Dallas Mavericks 126-117 for a 2-0 lead in the Western Conference finals.
Silicon Valley is going crazy for Clubhouse, a social media app with 1,500 users that's already worth $100 million
Clubhouse is the buzzy new social app of 2020, freshly valued at $100 million after a reported $12 million in funding from Andreessen Horowitz. Clubhouse screenshotBilal Zuberi, a partner at venture firm Lux Capital, said Clubhouse is the only social audio app that's captured his interest. While cooking dinner on Monday night, he was one of about 100 people listening to the discussion on race that featured MC Hammer and other well-known voices. It could be MC Hammer, comedian Kevin Hart, actor Jared Leto (talking about washing fruit with soap) or hip-hop artist Fab 5 Freddy. An Andreessen Horowitz spokesperson declined to comment for this story, and Davison said he's not doing interviews yet.cnbc.com
The best and worst of Super Bowl ads
During advertising’s biggest night, Super Bowl Sunday, marketers battled it out to bolster their brands. PLANTERSPlanters teased its Super Bowl ad nearly two weeks before the game, releasing a teaser that showed its Mr. Peanut mascot seemingly being killed. The actual Super Bowl ad was relatively inoffensive, with a baby Mr. Peanut appearing at the funeral. There's a more involved marketing campaign with Ryder, but the Super Bowl ad didn't communicate much. HARD ROCK INTERNATIONALHard Rock International went all in on its first Super Bowl ad, maybe too much so.
Super Bowl ads dialed up fun as an antidote to politics
This undated image provided by Hyundai Motor America shows from left John Krasinski, Rachel Dratch and Chris Evans in a scene from the company's 2020 Super Bowl NFL football spot. But during commercial breaks in the Super Bowl, advertisers did their best to serve up an antidote heavily spiked with fun. “We’re going to be so deluged with political ads over the next nine months.”For the most part, Super Bowl advertisers tried to oblige. “This year it’s all about a return to Super Bowl basics,” said Kelly O’Keefe, managing partner of consultancy Brand Federation. “You cannot co-opt his message and blackball him at the same time.”Microsoft showcased Katie Sowers, the first female coach in a Super Bowl game.