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Covid 19 coronavirus: Why broadband is spiking every half hour under lockdown

Broadband usage was still way higher than usual today.But, as with the first day of the current lockdown, it was still way below the frenzy when the nation went into level 4 in March last year. Read More Infratil nudges up... [Author: [email protected]]
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New WTO boss warns against vaccine nationalism

Ngozi Okonjo-Iweala says rich countries should not be allowed to vaccinate their people as poorer countries wait.
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People are lining up in droves after rumors spread that billionaire Jack Ma is giving out cash to Chinese seniors

Jack Ma in China in 2019. Wang HE/Getty Images Online rumors in China are claiming that Alibaba billionaire Jack Ma is giving away money. The gifts are said to be made in honor of Lunar New Year, but authorities warn it may be a scam. Ma, through his companies, has previously given millions in LNY gifts to customers. Visit the Business section of Insider for more stories. Chinese seniors are lining up at banks across the country after rumors swirled online that reclusive billionaire Jack M...
Tags: News, China, US, Trends, Alibaba, WeChat, Jack Ma, Chinese New Year, Ma, Fuzhou, Hainan, Lunar New Year, Scammers, Jiangxi Province, Julie Gerstein, Ant Group


GOP Rep. Adam Kinzinger's relatives called him a 'disappointment to us and to God' in a scathing letter over his criticism of Trump

In this image from video, Rep. Adam Kinzinger, R-Ill., speaks as the House debates the objection to confirm the Electoral College vote from Pennsylvania, at the U.S. Capitol early Thursday, Jan. 7, 2021. House Television via AP Some of GOP Rep. Adam Kinzinger's relatives signed a scathing letter calling him "a disappointment to us and God." The letter, which Kinzinger first discussed with Insider's Anthony Fisher, was signed by 11 members of his family. Kinzinger was one of a handful of Ho...
Tags: Politics, Congress, Trends, Pennsylvania, Gop, House, New York Times, The Times, Republican Party, Times, Illinois, Donald Trump, Devil, Trump, Capitol, Electoral College


Trump directed an RNC member to tell GOP Rep. Adam Kinzinger a 'vulgar message about what he should do with himself' in 2016, report says

In this March 6, 2019 file photo, Rep. Adam Kinzinger, R-Ill., speaks to the media at the White House in Washington. AP Photo/Jacquelyn Martin Former President Trump and Rep. Adam Kinzinger clashed as early as 2016, The New York Times reports. In 2016, Trump asked an RNC member to "deliver a vulgar message about what he should do with himself." When he heard the message, Kinzinger reportedly "laughed" and "invited Trump to do the same." Visit the Business section of Insider for more storie...
Tags: Politics, Congress, Washington, Senate, White House, Trends, Georgia, Cnn, Gop, Hillary Clinton, House, New York Times, The Times, The New York Times, Republican Party, Republican


Abilene: Loneliness and Belonging in Organizational Life

We frequently fail to take action in an organizational setting because we fear that the actions we take may result in our separation from others, or...we are afraid of being tabbed as "disloyal" or are afraid of being ostracized as "non-team players." But therein lies a paradox within a paradox, because our very unwillingness to take such risks virtually ensures the separation and aloneness we so fear. ~Jerry Harvey, 1974 [1] "The Abilene Paradox: The Management of Agreement," by the late Je...
Tags: Texas, Leadership, Management, Communication, Dallas, Tokyo, Houston, Sigmund Freud, Freud, Abilene, George Washington University, Coleman, Harvey, Edmondson, Jerry Harvey, Harvard Business School


Reviewing key tax changes, and the presidents that championed them, on Presidents Day 2021

President Joe Biden, flanked by Vice President Kamala Harris, addresses the Department of Defense. (White House Facebook page photo) It's a new tax year, a new filing season belatedly underway and a new Administration with some ideas on tax changes. Every time a new president moves into the Oval Office, especially one of the opposite party, political wags try to make pithy observations. Personally, I bow to some esteemed wits of the past, like Will Rogers, who said, "The difference betwee...
Tags: Texas, Taxes, Supreme Court, Obamacare, Congress, Obama Administration, White House, Reagan, Joe Biden, Intelligence, Gop, United States, Ronald Reagan, Wyoming, Tennessee, House


Burning Platform: Evolving Expectations of CX

In the 30th episode of the series I am joined by Mark Taylor, SVP and Global Practice Lead at Cognizant Digital Experience. I first met Mark when I profiled Cognizant's research on the spurt in voice interfaces in 2020 in... [Author: vinnie]
Tags: Trends, Mark, Vinnie, Mark Taylor, Burning Platform, Cognizant Digital


Officials: 2 dead in Texas as subfreezing cold sweeps US

By PAUL J. WEBER and JAKE BLEIBERG AUSTIN, Texas (AP) — A sprawling blast of winter weather across the U.S. is likely to blame for the deaths of two people in Texas, where an unusually snowy emergency Monday knocked out power for more than four million people, shut down grocery stores and air travel and closed schools ahead of frigid days still to come. As nightfall threatened to plummet temperatures again into single digits, officials warned that homes still without power would likely not have ...
Tags: Health, Business, Texas, News, Minnesota, Minneapolis, Kentucky, US, Sport, Joe Biden, Austin, Soccer, Arkansas, Arctic, Moscow, Kansas


Apple offering free repairs for some Apple Watch owners with charging issue

Some Apple Watch owners are having trouble charging their device after it enters the Power Reserve mode, and now Apple is offering free repairs in some cases.
Tags: Apple, Wearables, News, Trends, Smartwatches, Apple Watch, Charging, Power Reserve


How to Take Advantage Of Stock Market Off Hours

Understanding how trading during different time frames can be both advantageous and costly will help you learn how to take advantage of them. The post How to Take Advantage Of Stock Market Off Hours appeared first on Young Upstarts.
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Covid 19 coronavirus: How three returnees caught virus at Pullman Hotel

Three people in managed isolation at the Pullman Hotel caught Covid-19 in "separate events", authorities believe.A report into what went wrong at the facility, in Auckland, has now been released after three returnees tested positive... [Author: [email protected]]
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Where to find Captain Toad and the Toad Brigade in Bowser’s Fury

The Toad Brigade is stranded on Lake Lapcat, and it's up to Mario to find them. Here's where to find Captain Toad and the Toad Brigade in Bowser's Fury.
Tags: Gaming, Trends, Nintendo, Mario, Toad, Bowser, Nintendo Switch, Super Mario 3D World + Bowser's Fury, Bowser's Fury guide, Toad Brigade, Lake Lapcat


Why It’s More Than Content That Boosts SEO

Most businesses assume that if they focus on on-page SEO. The reality is that it’s so much more than content. Off page SEO services can be just as important. The post Why It’s More Than Content That Boosts SEO appeared first on Young Upstarts.
Tags: Startups, Seo, Online Marketing, Others, Search Engine Marketing


With Ironspring Ventures, Texas gets a $61 million new fund focused on ‘industrial’ technologies

From the chemical refineries that line the Gulf Coast to oilfields of West Texas, heavy industry has always been a big part of the economy in the Lone Star State. Now, as venture capital moves in to the state as part of an exodus from California, a new fund is combining Texas’ industrial past with its high technology future. That fund is Ironspring Ventures, which has closed its first investment vehicle with $61 million nearly two years after it launched its fundraising efforts. The fruit of a...
Tags: TC, Texas, California, Entrepreneurship, Tech, Economy, Venture Capital, Private Equity, Louisiana, Gulf Coast, East Texas, Mercado, Peter Holt, West Texas, Bridgman, Corporate Finance


‘Things will likely get worse’: Cold disrupts power in Texas

By PAUL J. WEBER and JAKE BLEIBERG AUSTIN, Texas (AP) — A sprawling blast of winter weather across the U.S. plunged Texas into an unusually snowy emergency Monday that knocked out power for more than 2 million people, shut down grocery stores and air travel and closed schools ahead of frigid days still to come. As nightfall threatened to plummet temperatures again into single digits, officials warned that homes still without power would likely not have heat until at least Tuesday, as frustration...
Tags: Health, Business, Texas, News, Minnesota, Minneapolis, Kentucky, Sport, Joe Biden, Austin, Soccer, Arkansas, Arctic, Moscow, Kansas, Dallas


10 months later, Google’s Pixel Buds are still my favorite earbuds

I first reviewed Google’s Pixel Buds — the second generation, “true wireless” model — back in April of 2020. At the time, I was impressed by their tight integration with Android devices, solid sound quality, and reliable controls. But my review was written after only a few days with the earbuds; though that’s normally long enough to make a useful assessment, sometimes my impressions of a product change over the course of long-term usage. In the case of the Pixel Buds, my impressions have only ch...
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Animal-rights activists display thousands of paper hearts in protest at Farmer John slaughterhouse

A driver passes Farmer John meatpacking plant in Vernon on Monday, February 15, 2021 while animal rights activists protest the daily slaughter of pigs at the plant. (Photo by Sarah Reingewirtz, Los Angeles Daily News/SCNG) Free Spirit, 24, joins animal rights activists in protest of the daily slaughter of pigs at Farmer John in Vernon with 7,000 paper hearts, a number they believe are killed each day at the Smithfield Foods meatpacking plant, on Monday, February 15, 2021. (Photo by Sarah Rein...
Tags: Business, News, Protest, Virginia, Sacramento, Sport, Soccer, Community, John, Lapd, Southern California, Trump, Northrop Grumman, Los Angeles County, Vernon, Cal OSHA


6 of the 7 GOP Senators who voted to convict Trump are facing blowback and formal censures back home

Senator Susan Collins, a Republican from Maine. Al Drago for The Washington Post via Getty Images Almost all of the GOP Senators who voted to convict Trump are receiving blowback back home. Several are facing formal censures from local or statewide Republican parties in their states. Only one, Sen. Lisa Murkowski of Alaska, is up for reelection next year in 2022.  Visit the Business section of Insider for more stories. Nearly all of the seven Republican Senators who voted to convict Trump ...
Tags: Utah, Politics, News, Washington Post, Senate, Politico, Trends, Pennsylvania, Gop, Maine, Alaska, Mitt Romney, Nebraska, Republican Party, Bill Cassidy, Susan Collins


Perseverance rover about to embark on tricky Mars landing

Engineers involved in the Mars 2020 mission have been talking about the seven minutes of terror that await the Perseverance rover during Thursday's landing.
Tags: Space, News, Trends, Nasa, Rover, Mars, Perseverance, Mars 2020


How to get rid of Bowser in Bowser’s Fury

In Bowser's Fury, Bowser interrupts your game seemingly at any time, making it harder to make progress. Here's how to get rid of Bowser in Mario's latest game.
Tags: Gaming, Trends, How-to, Nintendo, Mario, Bowser, Nintendo Switch, Super Mario 3D World + Bowser's Fury, Bowser's Fury, Bowser's Fury guide


Mobile loan apps in India: 'They try to mentally break you'

We hear from people in India who say some mobile loan apps harass and intimidate those who use them.
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Keurig Duo deal drops price to only $200 for Presidents Day

With the Keurig K-Duo Plus, you can use it to make fresh coffee from either the K-Cup pod, or ground coffee.
Tags: Deals, Trends, Smart Home, Keurig Deals, Amazon 2021, Presidents Day 2021, Keurig K-Duo Plus, Presidents Day Keurig sales


Covid-19 coronavirus: Parliament to rush through Covid-19 business support laws today

Parliament will this afternoon rush through legislation giving effect to the Government's Covid-19 Resurgence business support payment scheme. But, as the recent changes to the alert levels are only in place for 72 hours, businesses... [Author: [email protected]]
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4 strategies for deep tech startups recruiting top growth marketers

Jessica Li Contributor Share on Twitter Jessica is on the growth marketing team at Zageno, a multivendor, online marketplace for life science products, and is head of content at Elpha, a Y Combinator-backed community of 40,000+ women in tech. More posts by this contributor 4 strategies for deep tech founders who are fundraising How and when to build marketing teams at deep tech companies In an ...
Tags: Startups, TC, Column, Labor, Tech, Jessica, Deep Tech, Elpha, Zageno, EC entrepreneurship, EC Marketing, EC Column, EC How To, Jessica Li Contributor Share


Roomba i6+ price slashed by $250, because it’s Presidents Day

This is a top-of-the-line Roomba. The Roomba i6+ Robot Vacuum does an amazing job of cleaning up your home.
Tags: Deals, Trends, Deal, Smart Home, Roomba Deals, Robot Vacuum Deals, Amazon 2021, Irobot Roomba I6, Presidents Day 2021, Presidents Day Roomba Sales


Netflix Set to Financially Support Budding Animators Alongside Wit Studio

Netflix, alongside its partner Wit Studio, will be taking part in an effort to help better support animators in Japan, who often go underpaid and overworked, and sure to have many being skeptical of Neflix’s involvement. Said to be done as part of Netflix’s intent to expand its count of original shows, Wit Studio will […]
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Private equity buyers are circling ad agencies

Hi and welcome to Insider Advertising for February 16. I'm Lucia Moses, deputy editor, filling in for Lauren Johnson. Here's what's going on:PE eyes agency deals.Blue Sky Studio employees mull shutdown.TD Bank reviews its agencies.If this email was forwarded to you, you can sign up here for this daily insider's guide to advertising and media.Send tips, comments, suggestions to me at [email protected] or @lmoses. Matt Winkelmeyer/Getty Images Private equity firms are looking to snap up ...
Tags: Media, Advertising, Disney, US, Trends, Canada, New York Times, Private Equity, Publicis, Nordic, Lucia Moses, TD Bank, Advertising Agencies, Publicis Omnicom Group, Nimona, Patrick Coffee


Nancy Pelosi says she'll create a '9/11-type' commission to investigate the Capitol insurrection

House Speaker Nancy Pelosi at a news conference on Saturday. REUTERS/Al Drago/File Photo Nancy Pelosi announced plans to establish an independent investigation into the Capitol riot. She said a focus of the inquiry would be the "preparedness and response" of the Capitol Police. More than 250 people have been charged in connection to the Capitol riot. Visit the Business section of Insider for more stories. House Speaker Nancy Pelosi on Monday announced plans to create an independent body to...
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Nancy Pelosi says she will create a '9/11-type' commission to investigate the Capitol insurrection

Speaker of the House Nancy Pelosi (D-CA) speaks during a news conference with House impeachment managers on the fifth day of the impeachment trial of former President Donald Trump, on charges of inciting the deadly attack on the US Capitol, in Washington, DC, on February 13, 2021. REUTERS/Al Drago/File Photo Nancy Pelosi announced plans to establish a "9/11-type Commission" to investigate the Capitol riot. She said she wanted the panel to look into the "preparedness and response" of Capito...
Tags: Trends, Washington Dc, House, Commission, Nancy Pelosi, Donald Trump, Capitol Police, Trump, Reuters, Capitol, National Guard, Pelosi, United States Capitol, US Capitol, Russel Honoré, Kelly McLaughlin



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