Month: August 2017

Facebook is expanding access to Watch, its new video hub for original shows – Markets Insider


Markets Insider

Facebook is expanding access to Watch, its new video hub for original shows
Markets Insider
Starting Thursday, hundreds of shows will be available to a broader group of Facebook users, a company spokesperson told Business Insider. Watch represents Facebook’s push into the market of professional, episodic video, a move that pits the social …

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Millennials have very different spending habits than their parents – Business Insider


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Millennials have very different spending habits than their parents
Business Insider
“Banks and traditional lenders definitely offered personal loans, but they didn’t aggressively market them,” he told Business Insider. “They more aggressively marketed their credit cards and loans and mortgages. Personal-finance loans were tied to

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Nest is launching a redesigned thermostat that costs $80 less than the original – Business Insider


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Nest is launching a redesigned thermostat that costs $80 less than the original
Business Insider
“Really what we want to do is talk to another kind of customer,” Maxime Veron, Nest’s head of product marketing, told Business Insider at a briefing about the new product. “We believe the Nest Learning Thermostat is amazing for the top of customer food

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Toshiba Misses Deadline to Find a Buyer for Its Chip Business – New York Times


New York Times

Toshiba Misses Deadline to Find a Buyer for Its Chip Business
New York Times
Toshiba has veered among competing offers to invest in its profitable chip business. Its board met on Thursday for what had been billed as a decisive vote to choose a buyer. Instead, the company said it was still weighing offers from three groups of
Toshiba misses target date for chip unit sale, increasing business risksReuters
Apple joins consortium in revised £14bn bid for Toshiba’s chip businessThe Guardian

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Explosions at Houston chemical plant after it was flooded by Harvey – Business Insider


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Explosions at Houston chemical plant after it was flooded by Harvey
Business Insider
15 police officers were taken to hospital for inhaling fumes, while a 1.5-mile evacuation perimeter remains in place. There’s a risk of further explosions as officials plan to allow the fire to burn out. The incident wiped roughly €100 million ($92

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In internal Tesla memo, Elon Musk says the way most companies communicate is ‘incredibly dumb’ – Business Insider


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In internal Tesla memo, Elon Musk says the way most companies communicate is ‘incredibly dumb’
Business Insider
Elon Musk Tesla CEO Elon Musk told employees that they’re always free to talk to him. AP Photo/Jack Plunkett. Tesla and SpaceX CEO Elon Musk is no stranger to tackling challenges — his companies work on everything from space suits to self-driving cars …

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‘The ultimate sacrifice’: Houston Police Sgt. Steve Perez drowned in Harvey floodwaters – Business Insider


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‘The ultimate sacrifice’: Houston Police Sgt. Steve Perez drowned in Harvey floodwaters
Business Insider
Houston officials on Tuesday confirmed the death of police Sgt. Steve Perez, who drowned in his car on Sunday after being trapped by Harvey floodwaters as he was attempting to drive to work. Perez, 60, was a 34-year veteran of the Houston Police …

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Trump’s Business Dealings Come Back to Haunt Him – The Atlantic


The Atlantic

Trump’s Business Dealings Come Back to Haunt Him
The Atlantic
In the latest instance, the porous boundary between Trump’s business and political lives is a new front in the investigation into his ties to Russia. Even as Trump was running for president in 2015, the Trump Organization was continuing a years-long
Trump’s Business Record in Russia Is HumiliatingBloomberg
A timeline of Trump associates’ Russia-related emails reveal consistent efforts by Russia to infiltrate the campaignBusiness Insider

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Best Buy explains why it charged $42 for a case of water in Texas during the hurricane in ‘a big mistake’ – Business Insider


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Best Buy explains why it charged $42 for a case of water in Texas during the hurricane in ‘a big mistake’
Business Insider
In a statement, a Best Buy representative told Business Insider the pricing was “a big mistake.” The price was seen only on Friday and was because an employee had mistakenly priced the entire case of water by multiplying the price of a single bottle

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Dara Khosrowshahi says he’ll accept the Uber CEO job and that cofounder Travis Kalanick will remain involved – Business Insider


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Dara Khosrowshahi says he’ll accept the Uber CEO job and that cofounder Travis Kalanick will remain involved
Business Insider
Uber’s pick for the CEO job, Dara Khosrowshahi, said on Tuesday that he planned to accept the offer, but that the contract was still being finalized. In his first public comments since being selected to lead the embattled ride-hailing giant

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Hurricane Harvey throws another wrinkle into Congress’ wild ‘budget brawl’ – Business Insider


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Hurricane Harvey throws another wrinkle into Congress’ wild ‘budget brawl’
Business Insider
That effort will require action by the federal government and Congress. And it comes as Congress is facing down a series of fiscal deadlines that must be addressed by the end of September. Before the end of next month, Congress must pass a bill to fund
Mr. Pontez has federal flood insurance. Experience has taught him it may not cover all his losses.Wall Street Journal (subscription)
Half of Houston homes, businesses hit by flooding may be uninsuredFox Business

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Apple is invading the office with another big enterprise partnership – Markets Insider


Markets Insider

Apple is invading the office with another big enterprise partnership
Markets Insider
Apple’s experts include designers, programmers, and even hardware and software designers, according to the announcement. A large part of Accenture’s business is helping big established companies update their digital operations. Companies like that
The technology that wants to replace your smartphone is going to be everywhere in just a few weeksBusiness Insider
Apple, Accenture team up on iPhone, iPad apps for businessesReuters

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As CEO of GE, Jeff Immelt invited employees to his house for dinner — and debriefed for 4 hours the next day – Business Insider


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As CEO of GE, Jeff Immelt invited employees to his house for dinner — and debriefed for 4 hours the next day
Business Insider
It’s an approach similar to the one Arby’s CEO Paul Brown told Business Insider he took before turning the fast food brand from a relic to one of the fastest growing and most innovative companies in its industry. Brown spent most of his first six

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Trump’s business sought deal on a Trump Tower in Moscow while he ran for president – Washington Post


Washington Post

Trump’s business sought deal on a Trump Tower in Moscow while he ran for president
Washington Post
Nevertheless, the details of the deal, which have not previously been disclosed, provide evidence that Trump’s business was actively pursuing significant commercial interests in Russia at the same time he was campaigning to be president — and in a
Trump’s business tried to open Trump Tower in Moscow during campaign: reportThe Hill

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Uber has picked Expedia CEO Dara Khosrowshahi to be its new CEO – Markets Insider


Markets Insider

Uber has picked Expedia CEO Dara Khosrowshahi to be its new CEO
Markets Insider
Expedia CEO Dara Khosrowshahi has been selected to be the CEO of Uber by the company’s board, a source close to the company has confirmed to Business Insider. Uber has not yet publicly announced the news – apparently Khosrowshahi hasn’t officially …
Former GE CEO Jeff Immelt says he will not become Uber’s next CEOBusiness Insider

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Dramatic video shows the life-saving rescue of a stranded truck driver in Houston – Business Insider


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Dramatic video shows the life-saving rescue of a stranded truck driver in Houston
Business Insider
houston rescue news Harris County sheriff’s deputies rescue a truck driver stranded on a flooded road in Houston after Hurricane Harvey pummeled the city with several feet of rain. Facebook/Brandi Smith. A Houston news crew captured the dramatic rescue …

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The Brilliant Business Of Art: How CAP UCLA’s Kristy Edmunds Corrals The Power Of Creativity – Forbes


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The Brilliant Business Of Art: How CAP UCLA’s Kristy Edmunds Corrals The Power Of Creativity
Forbes
Artist, Curator and Artistic Director of UCLA’s Center for the Art of Performance, Kristy Edmunds has headed the Melbourne Festival in Australia and the Park Avenue Armory in New York. Here, she shares why it’s crucial — and highly profitable — to

Harvey is causing destruction and ‘unprecedented’ flooding in Texas — here’s what it looks like on the ground – Business Insider


Business Insider

Harvey is causing destruction and ‘unprecedented’ flooding in Texas — here’s what it looks like on the ground
Business Insider
Hurricane Harvey made landfall between Port Aransas and Port O’Connor in Texas on Friday night, with wind speeds as high as 130 mph. The storm continues to slowly move inland, and has been downgraded to a tropical storm. As of 2 p.m. CDT Saturday, …
Harvey could have deep impact on Texas oil, US economyFox Business

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Amazon’s $13.7 billion Whole Foods buy proves the concept of the ‘tech company’ is coming to an end – Markets Insider


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Amazon’s $13.7 billion Whole Foods buy proves the concept of the ‘tech company’ is coming to an end
Markets Insider
But each Whole Foods store is also going to serve as the brick-and-mortar outpost for Amazon’s delivery business; a showroom for Amazon Echo devices; a way to upsell customers to the Amazon Prime service; a test-bed for Amazon’s point-of-sale systems; …

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When asked if the president represents American values, Rex Tillerson says Trump ‘speaks for himself’ – Business Insider


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When asked if the president represents American values, Rex Tillerson says Trump ‘speaks for himself’
Business Insider
Secretary of State Rex Tillerson on Sunday seemed to dismiss the credibility of President Donald Trump’s rhetoric. In an interview on Fox News Sunday, host Chris Wallace pointed out that a United Nations committee criticized Trump’s apparent defense of …

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The Trouble With Ivanka’s Business Partner – POLITICO Magazine


POLITICO Magazine

The Trouble With Ivanka’s Business Partner
POLITICO Magazine
With these and other allegations piling up in court records along with judgments—against him, his wife and his businesses—for millions of dollars, his lawyers are abandoning him, saying he’s a deadbeat. All the while, he’s been living in one of the
Ivanka Trump’s gem business partner may be evicted by Eliot SpitzerPage Six

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Uber’s divided board will meet today to try to pick a CEO — and there may be a third candidate in the running – Markets Insider


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Uber’s divided board will meet today to try to pick a CEO — and there may be a third candidate in the running
Markets Insider
He was so close to Bezos that in those early days he was internally called Bezos’ “shadow.” He was instrumental in launching Amazon’s juggernaut, industry-changing cloud-computing business, which is expected to reach revenue of at least $14 billion by

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Will Samsung Case Mark A Turning Point For South Korean Business Ties To Government? – NPR


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Will Samsung Case Mark A Turning Point For South Korean Business Ties To Government?
NPR
A South Korean court’s decision Friday to sentence Lee Jae-yong, the de facto leader of Samsung, to five years in prison on corruption charges is reverberating across the country. The nation’s economy and Samsung’s fortunes have been inextricably
Samsung heir found guilty of bribery and sentenced to 5 years in jailBusiness Insider
Samsung Verdict Sends a Tough New Message to South Korea Inc.New York Times

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Here’s how Facebook is automatically telling your good memories from your bad ones – Business Insider


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Here’s how Facebook is automatically telling your good memories from your bad ones
Business Insider
It’s the one that resurfaces old photos and posts in an attempt to remind you of good times gone by. The feature doesn’t always get it right. And anybody who’s ever been through a bad breakup or lost a loved one can see how On This Day might dredge up …

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Gary Cohn speaks out: Trump ‘must do better’ in condemning neo-Nazis and white supremacists after Charlottesville – Markets Insider


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Gary Cohn speaks out: Trump ‘must do better’ in condemning neo-Nazis and white supremacists after Charlottesville
Markets Insider
Some observers doubt the business-friendly and economically stimulative policies on taxes and infrastructure promised by Trump can actually materialize without Cohn in the White House.” Trump’s Treasury secretary, Steve Mnuchin, who also is Jewish
FED UP ACTIVISTS: ‘It has taken Gary Cohn almost 2 weeks to find the backbone to gently criticize Trump’Business Insider

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If you win the Powerball lottery, don’t take the payment in a lump sum – Business Insider


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If you win the Powerball lottery, don’t take the payment in a lump sum
Business Insider
wealthy celebrate champagne The winner of the Powerball lottery can take the money either as an annuity or a lump sum. Stuart C. Wilson/Getty. The Powerball lottery jackpot has reached $700 million, the second-highest jackpot in US history. If there’s

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