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TIGTA says IRS needs to get tougher delinquent tax pros

Tax professionals have always played an important role in the lives of taxpayers. Their value has been underscored during coronavirus tax time, with the many new COVID-19 tax laws. (Yes, I'm looking at you Paycheck Protection Program.) But, as with just about every aspect of life, tax preparers aren't perfect. Specifically, some let their own tax tasks slide, according to a recently released Treasury Inspector General for Tax Administration (TIGTA) review. In reviewing Internal Revenue Service ...
Tags: Taxes, Irs, U S Treasury, Internal Revenue Service, TIGTA, Hylton, Eric Hylton, IRS Small Business Self Employed


New Normal: A conversation with Paul Greenberg and Brent Leary on Sports

I have been doing video interviews with a number of CIOs, software executives and practitioners about acrobatics they have been seeing in various vertical sectors during the COVID-19 crisis and the "New normal" they can expect as the economy wakes... [Author: vinnie]
Tags: Sports, Trends, Vinnie, Paul Greenberg, Vertical Markets (Banking, Brent Leary, Retail etc, Global and Vertical extensions, New Normal COVID-19


How To Become A Reseller On Instagram

From simply being storage for life’s memorable moments, Instagram has become a medium for business. Building your business on Instagram can be done even without spending a dime. Worry no more even when Instagram ads cost money. Word-of-mouth features on the app help you earn without having to spend your hard-earned cash. Read on and discover the ways to kickstart your reselling business. 1. Choose a category that sells. Since Instagram is about aesthetics, think of a business idea with a stro...
Tags: Startups, Facebook, Instagram, Social Media, Others, Reseller


Tesla will push back Battery Day event again, says Elon Musk

It may be combined with a shareholder meeting
Tags: Elon Musk, News, Cars, Trends, Tesla, Battery Day


What Is Your Company's Core Reason for Being?

What is your company's core reason for being, and where can you have a unique, positive impact on society?  Now more than ever, you need good answers to these questions.  You need to shift from why to how.Find out what McKinsey & Company has to offer in terms of determining where do we go from here? [Author: Laurel Delaney]
Tags: Sales, McKinsey Company, Laurel Delaney, Positive Impact, Core Reason For Being, from why to how. McKinsey & Company, Where Do We Go From Here


Samsung Blu-ray players suddenly malfunctioning for unknown reason

The company has acknowledged the problem and is working on a fix
Tags: News, Samsung, Trends, Home Theater, Blu-ray, Samsung Blu, Samsung Blu-ray


SpaceX Racing to Qualify for $16 Billion to Provide Low Latency Rural Internet

Marc Handley has a technical analysis of how ground stations and idle user terminals can be used to relay Starlink and can eventually halve the latency across the United States. However, even the... [[ This is a content summary only. Visit my website for full links, other content, and more! ]]
Tags: United States, Innovation, StarLink, Marc Handley


Financial Markets Authority brings KiwiSaver estimates to heel

A dose of reality has been injected into KiwiSaver projections this month after the Financial Markets Authority began requiring providers to use standardised return estimates in online calculators.The forecasts, created for the... [Author: [email protected]]
Tags: Business, Financial Markets Authority


How to Stand Out in the Health and Wellness Industry

When you pour so much time, energy, and investment into your health or wellness business, it can be disheartening to feel like your brand is blending in with the rest. After all, the purpose of a brand is to stand out and attract more customers!If you hit a plateau, there are several strategic ways to set your business apart. Think of it as a two-pronged approach of:Focusing inward on the elements that make your business, purpose, and offering so unique and irreplaceable, andFocusing outward on...
Tags: Wellness, Startups, Facebook, US, Startup, Branding, Austin Startups, Health-foods, Brand-strategy, Health and Wellness Industry, Wooden Spoon Herbs


Ports of Auckland wants deeper commitment

The prospect that Auckland's port could move north will take a back seat to plans to deepen the existing shipping channel and cater for larger container ships, Ports of Auckland said on Friday.Consideration of the company's request... [Author: [email protected]]
Tags: Business, Auckland


Respawn overcoming challenges, making changes to Apex Legends on Nintendo Switch

The battle royale shooter will support the Nintendo Switch's motion controls
Tags: Gaming, News, Trends, Nintendo, Electronic Arts, Respawn Entertainment, Respawn, Nintendo Switch, Apex Legends, Apex Legends on Nintendo


Turn your YouTube channel into a career with this 8-step course bundle

Over 1.3 billion people use YouTube regularly and 30 million visit the site daily.Over 5 billion videos are watched on YouTube every day. The Become a Professional YouTuber Bundle can show you how to leverage the platform and make money. YouTube is the primary platform for capturing an audience. Since launching in April 2005, the video-sharing site now services over 300 hours of content every minute. With over 10,000 YouTubers amassing over one billion views, traction is possible. You just need...
Tags: Google, Work, Technology, Money, Media, Learning, Education, Internet, Film, Youtube, Marketing, Success, Innovation, Guerra, Turn YouTube Into a Career, Bryan Guerra


Rumored PlayStation 5 photo off production line may confirm console’s size

The photo may confirm that the PS5 will be big
Tags: Gaming, News, Trends, Sony, PlayStation 5


SpaceX Will Use Its Own Steel Alloy in 6 Months and Will Build Spaceports Over the Coming Years

SpaceX has a fleet of three prototype Starships (SN5, SN6, and SN7). The SN5 and SN6 bodies are fully stacked. The SN7 has survived a 7.6 bar pressure test. Elon indicates that the 304L steel alloy... [[ This is a content summary only. Visit my website for full links, other content, and more! ]]
Tags: Spacex, Innovation, Elon


'Cloak of invisibility': push to end loophole that keeps financial affairs of Australia's richest private

The no-tell club are exempt from laws that require other large enterprises to file records that are available to the publicFor a quarter of a century, a peculiar loophole has kept the financial affairs of some of Australia’s richest people safe from plebeian scrutiny, in much the same way as walls and hedges stop bystanders gawking at their mansions.Almost 1,500 companies, controlled by rich Australians including Perth media billionaire Kerry Stokes, Melbourne packaging clan the Pratts and Sydne...
Tags: Business, Australia, Australia news, Coalition, Australian politics, Sydney, Labor party, Melbourne, Perth, Pratts, Law (Australia, Belgiorno Nettis


Startups Weekly: Which investor wrote the first check?

Editor’s note: Get this free weekly recap of TechCrunch news that any startup can use by email every Saturday morning (7am PT). Subscribe here. Which startups investors are actually first to backing the best companies? If you know this information before fundraising, you can avoid pitching investors who were always going to tell you that you’re “too early” anyway. The problem is that everyone claims credit for success, and by the time you pick through databases, investor sites, blogs, tweets and...
Tags: Apple, Startups, TC, India, San Francisco, Tech, Bloomberg, Silicon Valley, EC, Alex, Black, Megan Rose Dickey, Chris Sacca, Epic Games, Alex Wilhelm, Ben Schippers


Former Pinterest employees describe a traumatic workplace where managers humiliate employees until they cry, Black people feel alienated, and the toxic culture 'eats away at your soul' (PINS)

Business Insider spoke with 11 former Pinterest employees who said that despite the company's upbeat product, it was a toxic and difficult place to work. Multiple Black people who had worked on Pinterest's ad sales team say they were fired or "pushed out" of the company with no real explanation. Other employees say they were publicly yelled at by managers or dealt with such severe "head games" from managers that they grew stressed and were later hospitalized.  Some employees described CEO Ben...
Tags: Amazon, New York, Pinterest, Banks, San Francisco, Trends, Bloomberg, Silicon Valley, Cnbc, Black, Ben Silbermann, Business Insider, Don, Ben, Silberman, Hale


How algorithms are designing better buildings

When giant blobs began appearing on city skylines around the world in the late 1980s and 1990s, it marked not an alien invasion but the impact of computers on the practice of building design. Thanks to computer-aided design (CAD), architects were able to experiment with new organic forms, free from the restraints of slide rules and protractors. The result was famous curvy buildings such as Frank Gehry’s Guggenheim Museum in Bilbao and Future Systems’ Selfridges Department Store in Birmingham. To...
Tags: Startups, Tech, Artificial Intelligence, Frank Gehry, Bilbao, Syndication, Neural, Birmingham Today, Future Systems


Learn Hacks for Managing Remote Teams in an Upcoming BizSugar Live Event

If there is one thing the lockdown has revealed, it is the viability of working remotely/virtually. But the sudden push to this way of working didn’t prepare businesses to adequately vet many of the tools, processes, management techniques, hiring, and more needed to work virtually. BizSugar is going to host a live event titled “20 Hacks to Get ‘er Done with Virtual Teams” to teach small businesses or anyone working virtually the do and don’ts to help you navigate these waters. The event will ad...
Tags: Facebook, Boston, Time, Sales, San Francisco, Chicago, Electric, Small Business Events, Austin Texas Denver, Denver Colorado San Jose, ET Facebook Link Featured Events Contests, Boston Massachusetts Small Business Expo, Las Vegas Nevada Creative Operations, San Francisco California Miami, Atlanta Georgia Houston, Houston Texa Austin


What is Kindle Unlimited? Amazon’s book-borrowing service explained

If you've been considering subscribing to Kindle Unlimited, find out more about how it works in this article.
Tags: Apple, Amazon, Android, Mobile, Kindle, Trends, Kindle Unlimited, Buying Guides, borrow Kindle books, Kindle Unlimited vs Prime Reading, What is Kindle Unlimited


Startup Battlefield bonus: Application deadline extended one week

This one goes out to all the early-stage startup founders. Whether you’re overwhelmed by the state of the world, overworked — or procrastination is simply an intrinsic part of your DNA — it matters not. Here’s reason to smile. We’re giving you an extra week to apply to compete in Startup Battlefield during Disrupt 2020. Fill out your application before the new deadline expires on June 26 at 11:59 pm (PT). This is your moment to grab a double fistful of opportunity and step into a global spotligh...
Tags: Startups, Hardware, Tech, Diversity, Battlefield, Early Stage, Founders, Startup Battlefield, Angel Investing, Startup Battlefield Alumni, Digital Startup Alley, Disrupt 2020, Startup Battlefield at Disrupt 2020, Digital Disrupt Digital Pro


Study: Smoking weed while pregnant lowers infant birth weight

A new study suggests that smoking weed during pregnancy reduces birth weight and gestational age. The study follows on the heels of several others suggesting that marijuana has a variety of negative side effects. Despite this, many people still consider marijuana to be harmless. A new study out of Australia has confirmed that smoking marijuana during pregnancy leads to a variety of neonatal issues. These findings, published in the Medical Journal of Australia, were found to endure even after acc...
Tags: Children, Australia, Marijuana, Pregnancy, Cannabis, United Kingdom, Innovation, Medical Journal, Australia New Zealand Ireland


What is the Value of Your Discovery?

In Eat Their Lunch: Winning Customers Away from Your Competition, I wrote about the four levels of value. The main idea was that the lower levels of value, like your product and experience, don’t rise to the level of compelling change or position you as a consultative salesperson or a potential trusted advisor. Instead, the higher levels available to you do more to help your clients and dream clients imagine and bring to life the better results they need. The higher levels of value allow you to ...
Tags: Sales, Neil Rackham, Consultatie Sales


10 Tips to Help Small Businesses Create Better Customer Experiences

Before customers can buy from you, they go on a journey. The steps they take throughout that process impact their opinion of your brand and the likelihood of doing business with you again. If you’re ready to improve the customer experience and ultimately make more sales, check out these tips from members of the online small business community. Focus on Customer Success with These SaaS Tools Making sure your customers have a successful journey can help you build loyalty and increase profits ov...
Tags: Google, Sales, Startup, Harper, Ben Fisher, Mark Bornstein, Martin Zwilling, Nellie Akalp, Gary Shouldis, Nick Nelson, Lisa Sicard, Manish Dudharejia, Focus on Customer Success, Maurer Consulting Group, Luke Palder, Karolina Kurcwald


An ex-minor baseball player is spinning off a new hedge fund from Leon Cooperman

  Welcome to Wall Street Insider, where we take you behind the scenes of the finance team's biggest scoops and deep dives from the past week.  If you aren't yet a subscriber to Wall Street Insider, you can sign up here. It was a busy week for hedge fund news, with the finance team landing scoops on an upcoming launch, a fund that's giving outside investors their money back, and one that's winding down entirely.  A new hedge fund run by a one-time minor league baseball player is set to spin off f...
Tags: New York, Microsoft, China, US, Trends, Alibaba, Nba, Ibm, Airbnb, Andreessen Horowitz, Jamie Dimon, New York Mets, Wells Fargo, Jpmorgan, Bradley, HARRIS


Nextdoor removed its 'Forward to Police' app feature after racial profiling concerns

Nextdoor, the local social networking platform announced it was ending a feature that allowed users to share their concerns directly with local law enforcement. The site has faced years of criticism that its close relationships with local authorities that are accessible through the app amplified unfounded concerns and racial profiling by its users. The announcement came after Nextdor's CEO said in a blog post that the platform "exists to foster" conversations that can connect neighbors and dri...
Tags: London, US, Trends, Bloomberg, Atlantic, Black Lives Matter, Business Insider, Nextdoor, Citylab, Sarah Friar, Janakiraman, Prakash Janakiraman


See how beautiful the universe looks in the X-ray wavelength

It's the deepest-ever view of the sky in X-rays
Tags: Space, News, Trends, X-ray, eROSITA


Fate of $1bn in Venezuelan gold hangs in balance at high court

London hearing could force Bank of England to release bullion to nation’s disputed leader Nicolás MaduroWho does Britain recognise as president of Venezuela: disputed incumbent Nicolás Maduro or his western-backed rival, Juan Guaidó? And why is this question so important to the Bank of England?Over the course of the next four days, the high court in London will have to decide. Continue reading...
Tags: Business, England, London, Law, Americas, Gold, Bank Of England, World news, Commodities, Britain, Venezuela, Nicolás Maduro, Juan Guaido, Nicolás MaduroWho, Bank of England?Over


Cities have a chance to become cycling havens as lockdown lifts — here’s how

Cities worldwide are preparing for the long transition out of lockdown. Physical distancing measures will be in place for many months, with impacts on all walks of life, not least transport. With public transport options running at low capacity and emerging evidence of the role of air quality and exercise in mitigating the risks of COVID-19, solutions are needed more than ever. New cycleways are being introduced in many cities, allowing healthy habits started during the lockdown to continue. Tra...
Tags: Startups, Shift, Syndication


China unveils details of national security law for Hong Kong amid backlash

Chinese officials released details of the new Hong Kong national security law Saturday.
Tags: Hong Kong, Finance, China, Article, Reuters, FBN, Fbn/markets, Fox-business/markets/china, Fox-business/lifestyle, Fox-business/markets/hong-kong, 4997c039-24ef-5f2a-a9d4-1841fa7f7689



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