2018 was a pretty eventful year. Despite all the ups and downs, these are 5 things we are sure to look back on with nostalgia. Read more…More about Mashable Video, Beyonce, Ariana Grande, World Cup, and 2018View More 5 things we’ll miss about 2018
Soon after Google unveiled the top trends in what people searched for in 2018, Baidu published what captivated the Chinese in a parallel online universe, where most of the West’s mainstream tech services including Google and Facebook are inaccessible. Google’s year in search 2018: the World Cup, Fortnite GIFs and Bitcoin China’s top search engine […]View More What China searched for in 2018: World Cup, trade war, Apple
The second quarter of 2018 was another record-breaker for mobile app downloads and revenue. According to a new report this week from App Annie, there were over 28.4 billion app downloads worldwide across both iOS and Google Play in the quarter, up 15 percent year-over-year. That number is even more remarkable because it doesn’t include […]View More The World Cup led to a record-breaking number of app downloads and consumer spend in Q2
The World Cup is over — congratulations, France — but don’t despair and roll around on the ground like Neymar after a phantom foul. Instead, revel in some of the strange and wonderful stats we can pore over thanks to Pornhub.
While most of the world spent part of their Sunday watching the tilt between France and Croatia, Pornhub was watching their website traffic drop.
The site has now released data surrounding the World Cup and, surprise, traffic dropped the most in the finalist countries with a pretty sizable dip across the rest of the soccer-crazed world. It’s notable that the drop was a bit less in Germany and Brazil, two world soccer powers who probably expected their teams to be playing in the final. Read more…View More Pornhub traffic flopped like Neymar during the World Cup
French World Cup winners, Benjamin Mendy and Paul Labile Pogba, teach President Emmanuel Macron to dab to celebrate their victory. Read more…More about Mashable Video, French, Moscow, World Cup, and DabbingView More Watch President Macron dab inside France’s changing room after they won the World Cup
Conor McGregor has come under fire after sharing a photo of himself alongside Russian President Vladimir Putin on Instagram.
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The World Cup may be over now, but at least it left us with plenty of memories.
Sweet, sweet, viral memories.
The final, crowning jewel has to be Vladimir Putin’s umbrella, though.
Putin watched the World Cup final between France and Croatia alongside French President Emmanuel Macron and Croatian President Kolinda Grabar-Kitarović on Sunday.
After the match was over, they took to the pitch for the ceremony — at which point it started raining.
There was only one man who managed to stay dry, though. Read more…View More Vladimir Putin’s lonely World Cup umbrella is ripe for an internet roasting
Presidential decorum be damned when your country’s just won the World Cup.
French president Emmanuel Macron left his inhibitions at the door during the 2018 World Cup final on Sunday, spending the game delivering air punches like a kid post-Santa visit.
Beating Croatia 4-2, thanks in part to 19-year-old star Kylian Mbappé, France had plenty of reason to cheer — and that’s exactly what Macron did.
Here’s the president flailing about in the official leader box at Luzhniki Stadium in Moscow, sitting alongside his wife Brigitte Macron, FIFA President Gianni Infantino, President of French Football Federation Noel Le Graet, and Russian president Vladimir Putin. Read more…View More Emmanuel Macron’s reaction to France’s World Cup victory is delightfully relatable
Know any soccer enthusiasts rooting for France? They are absolutely, 100%, without a doubt the happiest people you know right now.
France won the 2018 World Cup on Sunday, beating Croatia 4-2 thanks in part to 19-year-old star Kylian Mbappé.…
Four protesters rushed the field during the France vs. Croatia final World Cup match. Russian group Pussy Riot has since claimed responsibility for the display.
Four protesters in police uniforms went onto the field shortly after intermission and were quickly nabbed by match stewards. Read more…View More Punk band Pussy Riot stage World Cup protest
Imagine being 19 and also a World Cup winner. I personally cannot!
France’s Kylian Mbappé, 19, has become the youngest player in six decades to score during a World Cup final, according to ESPN. (In 1958, Pele scored two goals against Sweden at the age of 17.)
That’s right, folks. Mbappé is 19 years old, which means he was born in 1998. And he’s inspiring both awe and mild existential crises in many World Cup viewers.
As he should. Teens are well on their way to ruling the world. Read more…View More 19-year-old World Cup winner Kylian Mbappé is making a lot of fans feel old
For a couple of glorious World Cup weeks, the England football team lit up the planet.
Young and diverse, talented and optimistic, they represented a shining future. Team players all, they provided a way forward for a national side too often tainted with yobs, nerves, and poor tactics predicated on superegos. Manager Gareth Southgate didn’t just drive up sales of waistcoats (a.k.a. vests, if you’re one of his many American fans) or atone for a decades-old penalty kick; he gave his nation a much-needed model of kindness, listening, loyalty, and masculinity.