Month: February 2017

Amazon’s cloud VP was on stage talking up AWS at the very moment it went crashing down – Business Insider


Business Insider

Amazon’s cloud VP was on stage talking up AWS at the very moment it went crashing down
Business Insider
The reaction of the audience: ‘You guys are crazy,'” Cockcroft told Business Insider last year. “[AWS] was small. It was unreliable. All kinds of things weren’t there. We were basically helping create what’s there now by making it clear to AWS, ‘if you
Disruption in Amazon’s Cloud Service Ripples Through InternetFox Business
Massive Amazon cloud service outage disrupts sitesUSA TODAY
Amazon’s web servers are down and it’s causing trouble across the internetThe Verge
The Register
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YouTube’s new $35-a-month competitor to cable TV has some major holes – Business Insider


Business Insider

YouTube’s new $35-a-month competitor to cable TV has some major holes
Business Insider
On Tuesday, YouTube unveiled YouTube TV, its competitor to cable and satellite television that delivers a package of traditional TV channels over the internet for $35 a month. There’s a lot to like about YouTube TV, such as the low price point, cloud
YouTube TV – Watch & DVR Live Sports, Shows & NewsYouTube on TV
Official YouTube Blog: Finally, live TV made for youOfficial YouTube Blog

all 226 news articles »

We just got the first real look into how well virtual reality is selling – Business Insider


Business Insider

We just got the first real look into how well virtual reality is selling
Business Insider
For all of the hype surrounding virtual reality, we still don’t know if the technology is a breakout hit or fading fad. That’s because the biggest players in the VR industry, from Facebook’s Oculus to HTC, have refused to disclose how many headsets

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A publicity strategist outlines the worst mistake people make emailing a successful person – Business Insider


Business Insider

A publicity strategist outlines the worst mistake people make emailing a successful person
Business Insider
Business and publicity strategist Selena Soo is pictured. Courtesy of Selena Soo. We’ve all gotten emails we send straight to the trash. But when you’re reaching out to a new professional or personal connection, you don’t want that to happen to yours.

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Lawmaker: ‘I got confirmation’ my Russia-Ukraine plan was delivered to White House, despite what Trump lawyer says – AOL Real Estate


AOL Real Estate

Lawmaker: ‘I got confirmation’ my Russia-Ukraine plan was delivered to White House, despite what Trump lawyer says
AOL Real Estate
… Donald Trump’s personal lawyer, Michael Cohen, and businessman Felix Sater in New York last month to discuss a controversial peace plan for Ukraine “got confirmation” from Sater that his plan was delivered to the White House, he told Business Insider.

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PwC explains how it made the worst screw-up in Oscars history – Business Insider


Business Insider

PwC explains how it made the worst screw-up in Oscars history
Business Insider
PricewaterhouseCoopers, the accounting firm in charge of vote counting for the Oscars, has released a statement “sincerely apologising” for Sunday night’s spectacular best picture blunder. The award was initially wrongly presented to the cast and crew
Nielsen: Oscars Ratings for 2017 Pacing Behind Last YearFox Business

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Amazon keeps reminding us that it’s the most dangerous company in tech – Business Insider


Business Insider

Amazon keeps reminding us that it’s the most dangerous company in tech
Business Insider
Amazon restructured its affiliate program, which gives money to website operators based on the traffic they drive to Amazon, halving the fees it pays out for sales of electronics. Media websites like Business Insider and Wirecutter (a New York Times

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EPA head previously used private email for government business – The Hill


The Hill

EPA head previously used private email for government business
The Hill
Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) head Scott Pruitt used a private email account for official business when he was Oklahoma’s attorney general. A spokesman in the office of Pruitt’s successor, Mike Hunter, told Oklahoma City’s Fox 25 that Pruitt
AG’s office confirms Pruitt used private email for state businessKOKH FOX25

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3 Things Business Owners Can Learn From Uber’s Scandal – Forbes


Forbes

3 Things Business Owners Can Learn From Uber’s Scandal
Forbes
Uber has, to put it lightly, had a rough couple of weeks. First, hundreds of thousands of people deleted their Uber accounts after the company eliminated surge pricing around JFK airport when taxi drivers went on strike to protest President Trump’s
Uber says it is not behind mysterious efforts to dig up ‘intimate’ info about the ex-engineer who accused it of sexismBusiness Insider

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World View’s ‘stratollites’ and new spaceport aim to change the business of space – TechCrunch


TechCrunch

World View’s ‘stratollites’ and new spaceport aim to change the business of space
TechCrunch
But while there’s been a lot of activity from private players, including SpaceX and Blue Origin, Poynter said that the stratosphere, where World View is focused, has been traditionally ignored as a business opportunity. Yet it presents a considerable

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Apple fixed an annoying iPhone battery bug and didn’t tell people for weeks – Business Insider


Business Insider

Apple fixed an annoying iPhone battery bug and didn’t tell people for weeks
Business Insider
Anecdotally, around the Business Insider office, the recent software update did help the problem. And Apple support specialists told customers in January that the bug would be fixed in an update according to a transcript seen by Business Insider. To

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FBI rejects White House request to publicly debunk Russia stories – Business Insider


Business Insider

FBI rejects White House request to publicly debunk Russia stories
Business Insider
The FBI rejected a White House request to publicly shoot down news reports indicating that Russian operatives were in contact with President Donald Trump’s inner circle before the election, CNN reported Thursday evening. Trump administration officials …
FBI refused White House request to knock down recent Trump-Russia storiesCNN

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Google’s self-driving-car company is suing Uber, alleging that it stole its technology – Business Insider


Business Insider

Google’s self-driving-car company is suing Uber, alleging that it stole its technology
Business Insider
Business Insider/Danielle Muoio. Waymo alleges that Levandowski “downloaded over 14,000 highly confidential and proprietary design files for Waymo’s various hardware systems, including designs of Waymo’s LiDAR and circuit board” six weeks before …

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Sean Spicer gave an ominous warning to the marijuana industry – Business Insider


Business Insider

Sean Spicer gave an ominous warning to the marijuana industry
Business Insider
Mark Kleiman, a professor of public policy at New York University, told Business Insider in February that while the Justice Department could “destroy the legal market overnight,” it would create a “mess,” and would be replaced by an “illegal market

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Uber investors blast company for failure to change: ‘We have hit a dead end’ – Business Insider


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Uber investors blast company for failure to change: ‘We have hit a dead end’
Business Insider
The Kapors said they are fearful that Uber would be able to “manage its way past this crisis and then go back to business as usual.” They had tried to involve the company in diversity projects run by Kapor Capital but failed, they said. The Kapors said
An Open Letter to The Uber Board and Investors – MediumMedium

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Dow Chemical CEO on Trump: This is the most pro-business administration since the Founding Fathers – CNBC


CNBC

Dow Chemical CEO on Trump: This is the most pro-business administration since the Founding Fathers
CNBC
Needless to say, we in the manufacturing sector, all the CEOs that were here today and in the last meeting, are very encouraged by the pro-business policies of President Trump and his Cabinet,” Liveris said in the press conference. “Some of us have

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Business group sends Trump list of rules to repeal – The Hill


The Hill

Business group sends Trump list of rules to repeal
The Hill
In its letter to the White House, Business Roundtable listed 16 rules most concerning for its members — several of which are already being challenged in court — including the Labor Department’s overtime rule and an Environmental Protection Agency
Business Roundtable sends list of rules they want axed to TrumpMarketWatch

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PMQs: Theresa May suggests more business rate help – BBC News


The Independent

PMQs: Theresa May suggests more business rate help
BBC News
Theresa May says ministers are looking at how to help firms “particularly adversely affected” by controversial changes to business rates. The PM acknowledged there were “particular concerns” as a result of the revaluation of premises, which comes into
PMQs: Theresa May offers ‘appropriate relief’ for business rate risesTelegraph.co.uk
Theresa May fails to pledge extra money for local businesses hit by rates riseThe Independent

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Russia to produce 170 aircraft, 905 tanks and vehicles, and 17 ships this year alone – Business Insider


Business Insider

Russia to produce 170 aircraft, 905 tanks and vehicles, and 17 ships this year alone
Business Insider
MOSCOW (AP) — The Russian military received a sweeping array of new weapons last year, including 41 intercontinental ballistic missiles, and the wide-ranging military modernization will continue this year, the defense minister said Wednesday. Minister …

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How This 100-Year-Old Business Publication Turned Its Attention Toward Millennials – Adweek


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How This 100-Year-Old Business Publication Turned Its Attention Toward Millennials
Adweek
When you think of Forbes Magazine, you might picture a cigar-chomping executive reading the latest issue while getting his wingtips shined. That’s not entirely the case, it turns out. Forbes, first published in 1917, recently announced the newest batch

WHITE HOUSE: Russia-Ukraine ‘peace plan’ controversy is an ‘absurd, misleading attempt to distract’ – Business Insider


Business Insider

WHITE HOUSE: Russia-Ukraine ‘peace plan’ controversy is an ‘absurd, misleading attempt to distract’
Business Insider
The controversy surrounding the role President Donald Trump’s lawyer played in pushing a “peace plan” for Russia and Ukraine on the National Security Council is “an absurd attempt to distract” from Trump’s reforms, the White House told Business Insider
Amid Russia scrutiny, Trump associates received informal Ukraine policy proposalWashington Post

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Ex-NATO Chief praises Trump’s national security team ‘now that Flynn has been dismissed’ – Business Insider


Business Insider

Ex-NATO Chief praises Trump’s national security team ‘now that Flynn has been dismissed’
Business Insider
SAN DIEGO, Calif. — The Former Supreme Allied Commander of NATO on Tuesday praised the national security team being shaped under the Trump administration as “first class” now that retired Lt. Gen. Michael Flynn is out of the picture. “The good news,” …
Trump Chooses HR McMaster as National Security AdviserNew York Times

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Mike Pence says he was ‘disappointed’ that Michael Flynn withheld information from him – Business Insider


Business Insider

Mike Pence says he was ‘disappointed’ that Michael Flynn withheld information from him
Business Insider
Mike Pence United States Vice President Mike Pence speaks during a media conference at NATO headquarters in Brussels on Monday, Feb. 20, 2017. AP Photo/Virginia Mayo, Pool. BRUSSELS (AP) — Vice President Mike Pence said Monday it was right to …

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9 Small-Business Trends That Should Be on Every Entrepreneur’s Radar – Entrepreneur


Entrepreneur

9 Small-Business Trends That Should Be on Every Entrepreneur’s Radar
Entrepreneur
If it seems like 2016 was a booming year for small business, it’s because more entrepreneurs are going into business and staying in business. In fact, the survival rate for small businesses remaining in operation past their fifth year rose to 48.73

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