Bing today announced the launch of its Homepage App on Facebook. Bing has partnered up with Discovery to launch a new contest for photographers of all levels. Called Bing’s Hometown Homepage Photo Contest, those interested can make their submissions to the Bing Homepage app on Facebook between today and September 3rd. Images that highlight and capture the beauty of one’s hometown are being sought. Bing will then announce the top ten finalists on September 10th after which it will allow fans to vote for their favorites on Facebook.
The picture that gets the most votes will be named the winner. The picture itself will be showcased on Bing’s homepage on October 1st along with the photographer. That’s not all, the winner will also receive a new Nokia Lumia 1020 smartphone, a canvas of the winning photo and free membership of 500px. It doesn’t end here, on the same day Bing and The Nature Conservancy will celebrate the winner’s contribution by hosting a day of service in their hometown. So if you might have snapped a picture once that captures the beauty of your hometown or shows off a special landmark in all its beauty, its definitely worth making that submission. Who knows, maybe your picture might get selected to become Bing’s homepage on October 1st.
Boasting or showing off online about your illegal activities is certainly a recipe for disaster. Take Cody Hall for example, the teenager who boasted about his reckless driving on Twitter, which ultimately led to a vehicular manslaughter charge against him to being upgraded to murder. New York City Mayor Michael Bloomberg today announced the biggest gun bust in the history of the city. Authorities arrested 19 people who were involved in selling more than 254 weapons illegally, only because an up and coming rapper thought it would be cool to upload videos featuring cash and firearms at a recording studio in Bed-Stuy to YouTube.
The gunrunners were bringing in guns from North and South Carolina on discount charter buses, the guns were filled in suitcases. Authorities were actually investigating this ring for over 10 months, one undercover office ever made a number of purchases such as a semi-automatic rifle that was concealed inside a suitcase. Matthew Best, the rapper mentioned above, also posted some pictures to Instagram that contained firearms. This evidence coupled with wiretaps led to authorities finally bringing down the ring.The 19 people arrested were indicted on numerous counts of conspiracy, criminal possession of a weapon, criminal sale of a firearm as well as other crimes. [Image via @jdavidgoodman]