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Jack Dorsey's first ever tweet sells for $2.9m

The Twitter founder will donate the money to charity after it was bought by a Malaysia-based businessman.
Tags: Twitter, Business, Malaysia, Jack Dorsey


Baidu shares flat on its Hong Kong 'homecoming'

Shares of China's search engine giant opened just 0.8% above their list price following their Asian launch.
Tags: Hong Kong, Business, China, Baidu


A Fast and Easy Way to Find a Job

If your priority in your job search is speed, you have to compromise on the position you apply for, it may be less impressive. But if you’re willing to wait for the perfect opportunity, get ready to wait a little more than anticipated.
Tags: Jobs, Find A Job, Easy Way, Find your Dream Job


Seven Ways to Build Your Dream Career

Building your dream career is not as easy as being hired for a regular job. But it is far from impossible. Here is how you can get started on building your dream career.
Tags: Jobs, Find your Dream Job, Dream Career


Take 15 seconds of your time to watch a drone fly by an erupting volcano

A volcano in Iceland called Fagradalsfjall had been dormant for 6,000 years. Then it erupted a few days ago. It just so happens that a lot has changed in 6,000 years, such as the fact we humans have drones. So, of course, drone pilots like Bjorn Steinbekk are flyings theirs right into the molten lava. Just watch; it’s worth 15 seconds of your time. Somehow, the drone survived flying right past chunks of lava spewing into the sky. Good thing too, because that drone just so happens to be the price...
Tags: Startups, Iceland, Insider, Plugged, Bjorn Steinbekk


YouTube test detects products in videos to make recommendations

Reports last year suggested Google was looking to make YouTube into more of a shopping hub, but we’ve seen little progress in that arena since. That’s changing a bit today, as Google announced it’s testing an automated list of products detected in videos. Here’s the short bit of text directly from YouTube’s test feature support page: [March 22, 2021] Testing automated list of products detected in videos:We are experimenting with a new feature that displays a list of products detected in some vid...
Tags: Google, Startups, Youtube, Insider, Plugged


Judge rules that a Capitol protester accused of attacking police with bear spray will stay in jail

Trump supporters clash with police and security forces as they push barricades to storm the US Capitol in Washington D.C on January 6, 2021. Roberto Schmidt/AFP via Getty Images A man accused of carrying bear spray to attack police officers on January 6 will stay in jail. A federal judge ruled Monday that George Tanios will be detained ahead of his trial. Tanios' friends and family members testified on his behalf, saying he was kind and non-violent. See more stories on Insider's ...
Tags: Politics, Washington, Court, US, West Virginia, Trends, Cnn, Fbi, Dc, Department Of Justice, Justice Department, Trump, Afp, Chapman, Capitol, Morgantown West Virginia


IRS says more COVID relief payments on the way, mostly by mail this time

You don't have to literally settle in next to your mail box, but do be on the lookout for your coronavirus economic relief payment. The IRS is sending out the next batch of this third round and many of them will be checks or debit cards delivered by the U.S. Postal Service. Attention taxpayers: More economic impact payments are on the way. That's the promise in an announcement today from the Internal Revenue Service. But the news is not all good. Many of this next batch of payments will b...
Tags: Taxes, Joe Biden, Irs, U S Treasury, U S Postal Service, U S Department of the Treasury, Chuck Rettig, Bureau of the Fiscal Service, COVID, Economic Impact Payment Cards, Post Office Waiting, U S Department of the Treasury The IRS


Pokémon Go Creators Announce Pikmin Augmented-reality Game

Following their huge success with Pokémon Go, Nintendo and Niantic have finally gotten around to collaborating on another augmented-reality game.
Tags: Mobile, Gaming, News, Trends, Nintendo, Virtual Reality, Ar, Augmented Reality, Niantic, Pikmin, Pokémon Go Nintendo


Enterprise La La Land

I wrote last week we would likely hear more detail around application modules and customers and subsidiaries to explain Larry Ellison's claim during his earnings call about Oracle snatching customers from SAP. Bob Evans has interviews with executives from each... [Author: vinnie]
Tags: Microsoft, Trends, Larry Ellison, Oracle, Bob Evans, Sap, Vinnie, Enterprise Software (IBM


UK launching four regional trade hubs to boost exports

The hubs in Edinburgh, Cardiff, Belfast and Darlington will aim to provide local firms with advice.
Tags: Business, UK, Darlington, Edinburgh Cardiff Belfast




Grocery Outlet to open Chatsworth supermarket

Grocery Outlet Bargain Market will expand its California footprint with a Chatsworth location that’s set to open Thursday, March 25. The Emeryville-based supermarket chain, which touts itself as “an extreme-value grocery retailer,” has more than 375 locations in California, Idaho, Nevada, Oregon, Pennsylvania, and Washington. The company’s markets are owned by independent operators based in the communities they serve. Christopher Herrera and his wife, Lisette, will run the Chatsworth store. “We ...
Tags: Food, Business, News, California, Washington, Los Angeles, Walmart, Sport, Soccer, Supermarket, Chatsworth, Consumers, Joe, Southern California, Northridge, Emeryville


WeWork discloses $3.2B loss in 2020 as it seeks SPAC deal

WeWork lost $3.2 billion last year, according to documents shown to prospective investors by the office-sharing startup as apart of a pitch for $1 billion in investment and a stock market listing, the Financial Times reported on Monday.
Tags: Finance, Article, WeWork, Financial Times, Reuters, SPAC, FBN, Fbn/markets, Fox-business/markets/mergers-and-acquisitions, Fox-business/markets/ipos, 4f78c3f9-02b0-5330-8cdc-377c9b0da407


Indian beauty e-commerce Purplle raises $45 million

Purplle, an e-commerce platform for beauty products in India, said on Monday it has raised $45 million in a new financing round as it looks to expand its presence in the world’s second largest internet market. The new round, a Series D, was financed by Sequoia Capital India and existing investors Verlinvest, Blume Ventures, and JSW Ventures. The new round values the Indian startup — which has raised $95 million to date — at about $300 million, up from $150 million in its 2019 Series C round, a p...
Tags: Amazon, Ecommerce, Asia, India, Funding, Tech, Goldman Sachs, Blume Ventures, IvyCap Ventures, Nykaa, Sequoia Capital India, Purplle, Verlinvest Blume Ventures, Vikram Gupta, IvyCap Ventures Eight, Manish Taneja


Popeyes is bringing its fried chicken to the UK, and it plans to open 350 restaurants over the next 10 years

Popeyes is a major player in the chicken sandwich wars. Popeyes Fried-chicken chain Popeyes plans to open its first UK restaurant later this year, it said Tuesday. Popeyes hasn't decided on its first location, but plans to open 350 UK branches within 10 years. Popeyes, which kickstarted the chicken-sandwich wars, has more than 3,400 restaurants globally. See more stories on Insider's business page. Popeyes, the fried-chicken chain, said it would open its first UK restaurant by the ...
Tags: UK, London, Mexico, China, US, Trends, Turkey, Brazil, New Orleans, Burger King, Baskin Robbins, Popeyes, Tim Hortons, Shake Shack, Spain Switzerland, Shear


A Ford executive took aim at Tesla, calling its self-driving software 'vaporware,' as competition between Tesla and the Mustang Mach-E heats up

Mustang Mach-E GT Performance Edition. Ford A Ford executive took to Twitter to compare Tesla's Model Y with Ford's electric car. The Mustang Mach-E will soon have similar self-driving features as Tesla offers for $10,000. The new electric SUV is already starting to cut into Tesla's sales. See more stories on Insider's business page. A Ford executive took to Twitter on Sunday to call Tesla out on its "full self-driving" software, which is currently in beta.Mike Levine, the ...
Tags: Transportation, Twitter, News, Cars, US, Trends, Tesla, Ford, Michigan, Associated Press, North America, Electric Car, Self-driving Car, Mike Levine, Jpmorgan, Levin


Sidney Powell's defense lawyers say her conspiracy theories about Dominion were way too outlandish to be taken seriously

Sidney Powell, then an attorney for President Donald Trump, conducts a news conference at the Republican National Committee on lawsuits regarding the outcome of the 2020 presidential election in November. Tom Williams/CQ-Roll Call, Inc via Getty Images Sidney Powell moved to dismiss the $1.3 billion defamation lawsuit Dominion filed against her. Her lawyers say no reasonable person would take her claims about Dominion seriously. See more stories on Insider's business page. Attorneys ...
Tags: News, Washington, Trends, Georgia, Venezuela, Michigan, Getty, Donald Trump, Republican National Committee, Trump, Sidney Powell, Powell, Michael Flynn, Dominion, Jacob Shamsian, Smartmatic


Daily Crunch: Investors back away from Dispo

Dispo is in the midst of a sexual assault controversy, Zoom introduces an SDK and Android owners will have to continue waiting for Clubhouse access. This is your Daily Crunch for March 22, 2021. The big story: Investors back away from Dispo After a recent story in Business Insider brought allegations to light that a member of David Dobrik’s vlog squad had sexually assaulted an extra during a shoot, Spark Capital announced that it would “sever all ties” with Dobrik’s photo-sharing startup Dispo, ...
Tags: Apple, Google, Startups, Microsoft, US, Tech, Epic, Tim Cook, Venture Capital, Minecraft, Atari, Sdk, Spark Capital, SPAC, Tim Sweeney, Caesar Sengupta


Do we need so many virtual HQ platforms?

Teamflow, founded by ex-Uber manager Flo Crivello, has raised an $11 million Series A just three months after raising a $3.9 million seed for its virtual HQ platform. The latest round in the startup was led by Battery Ventures, with Menlo Ventures leading its previous financing event. Teamflow’s raise comes just days after competitor Gather announced a $26 million Series A round led by Sequoia Capital. Another company, Branch, has raised a $1.5 million seed round from investors such as Homebrew ...
Tags: Startups, TC, Tech, Remote Work, Gumroad, Menlo Ventures, Virtual, Battery Ventures, Mills, Sahil Lavingia, Recent Funding, Crivello, Dayton Mills, Teamflow, Virtual Hq, Flo Crivello


Police used sound cannons and pepper balls to disperse curfew violators in Miami Beach. Black community leaders are concerned.

Miami Beach police officers direct people away from the area as an 8pm curfew is in place on March 21, 2021 in Miami Beach, Florida. Joe Raedle/Getty Images Leaders in Miami Beach, Florida, instituted a curfew Saturday night to dispel large crowds. Spring breakers have been the focus of viral photos and videos and made headlines for causing chaos. The police response was called out by Black leaders in South Florida, the Miami Herald reported. See more stories on Insider's business page...
Tags: Politics, News, Minneapolis, Trends, Miami, Johnson, Herald, Naacp, South Florida, Miami Beach, Miami Herald, Clements, Ocean Drive, Spring Break, Miami Beach Florida, Miami Beach Police Department


A quick guide to HDMI cables, one of the most common ways of connecting our devices

HDMI cables transfer digital data from one device to another and are commonly used tech accessories. Daniil Dubov/Getty Images HDMI cables give users a singular streamlined way to transfer audio and video between dozens of different kinds of devices. HDMI stands for High-Definition Multimedia Interface, which refers to a form of digital data transfer - a way to get an audiovisual signal from one device to another. Visit Insider's Tech Reference library for more stories. If you're t...
Tags: Gaming, TV, Trends, Devices, Nintendo, Cables, Ports, Hdmi, Wi Fi, Tech Insider, BI-freelancer, Tech Reference, Laptops & Tablets (Reference, Software & Apps (Reference, Tech How To, Melanie Weir


Zoom paid $0 in federal taxes on $664 million in pandemic profits, mostly by paying executives stock options

Zoom paid $0 in US federal income taxes last year despite making $663.9 million in US pre-tax profits. Kena Betancur/Getty Images Zoom said it paid no federal income taxes last year, despite $664 million in US pre-tax profits. In SEC filings Friday, Zoom said it saved $302 million on taxes by paying execs' stock options. While legal, the move reignited calls from Sen. Bernie Sanders and others to close such loopholes. See more stories on Insider's business page. Zoom emerged as one...
Tags: Apple, Amazon, Facebook, Enterprise, Microsoft, US, Trends, Joe Biden, Netflix, Treasury, SEC, Janet Yellen, Biden, Donald Trump, Securities And Exchange Commission, Zoom


WeWork lost $3.2 billion last year. Now it wants to go public with a SPAC advised by Shaquille O'Neal

Roger Kisby, Michael Kovac/Getty Images WeWork lost $3.2 billion last year, down from $3.5 billion in 2019, Financial Times reported Monday. Now WeWork is seeking $1 billion in new funding as it hopes to go public via merger with a SPAC. It's hoping for a $9 billion valuation with debt, a fraction of the $47 billion it once sought. See more stories on Insider's business page. WeWork lost $3.2 billion in 2020 as the pandemic forced its coworking spaces to shutter, down from $3.5 bi...
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Watch again: Rocket Lab's controversial Gunsmoke-J launch

Rocket Lab successfully launched its "They Go Up So Fast" mission, including two military satellites, at 11.30am today.It was the nineteenth lift-off for the Kiwi-American company's Electron rocket, and its second of 2021 - and... [Author: [email protected]]
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LA County agrees to partner with Blue Shield on vaccination network

After weeks of concern over potentially losing the huge network of vaccination sites it had built, Los Angeles County has formally agreed to collaborate with healthcare giant Blue Shield, which will provide performance metrics to assess the success of the rollout. The agreement allows the county to continue to coordinate vaccinations via its nearly 400 vaccine providers throughout the region, including in such hard-hit area as South and East L.A. and pockets of the San Fernando Valley. ...
Tags: Health, Business, News, Education, California, Cdc, Government, Sport, Public Health, Soccer, Community, Lausd, Blue Shield, Pasadena, State, Los Angeles County


TGH chair Sir Henry van der Heyden to retire, new independent director appointed

Fund management sector specialist Rebecca Thomas is to replace Sir Henry van der Heyden as an independent director on the board of Tainui Group Holdings, Waikato-Tainui's commercial investment arm.Sir Henry, a former chairman of... [Author: [email protected]]
Tags: Business, Henry, Henry van der Heyden, Rebecca Thomas, Tainui Group Holdings Waikato Tainui


Pacific Mercantile Bancorp, Banc of CA merging in $235 million deal

Pacific Mercantile Bancorp is merging with Santa Ana-based Banc of California in an all-stock transaction valued at $235 million, or $9.77 per share, according to the companies. When clear of regulatory approvals, the newly combined bank would have assets of around $9.5 billion. Costa Mesa-based Pacific Mercantile Bancorp, a commercial bank with seven offices across Southern California, had $1.6 billion in total assets, $1.2 billion in gross loans and $1.4 billion in total deposits as of Dec. 31...
Tags: Business, Banks, Sport, Soccer, Southern California, Santa Ana, Mesa, Banc of California, Top Stories OCR, Pacific Mercantile Bancorp Banc, Pacific Mercantile Bancorp, Pacific Mercantile, Existing Banc of California


Samsung targets the Sonos Arc with its $900 HW-Q800A Dolby Atmos soundbar

Samsung's 2021 lineup of TVs and soundbars, featuring the very first MicroLED TV that consumers can buy, now has some pricing and availability dates.
Tags: News, Samsung, Trends, 4k, Home Theater, Tvs, Prices, Soundbars, QLED, 2021, 8K, microLED, Neo QLED


Coursera set to roughly double its private valuation in impending IPO

In a new S-1/A filing, Coursera set an initial IPO price range between $30 and $33 a share, signaling the market views its edtech business warmly ahead of its impending public offering. Coursera will have 130,271,466 shares outstanding after its IPO, or 132,630,966 including its underwriters’ option. At $30 per share, the low end of the company’s IPO range and a share count inclusive of 2,359,500 shares reserved for its underwriting banks, the firm would be worth $3.98 billion. That number rises...
Tags: Fundings & Exits, Startups, Education, Ipo, Tech, S-1, Edtech, Coursera, Mooc, Renaissance Capital, EC News Analysis, EC Edtech



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