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Late actor Steve McQueen’s former Palm Springs home lists for $1.5 million

A view of the open kitchen. (Courtesy of Robert Kalin of Keller Williams Realty) The fireplace in the living area. (Courtesy of Robert Kalin of Keller Williams Realty) Sound The gallery will resume in seconds The Mickey Mouse-shaped pool. (Courtesy of Robert Kalin of Keller Williams Realty) Show Caption of Expand A mid-century Palm Springs home once owned by “King of Cool” Steve McQueen has come on the market for $1.495 million. Life magazine photographer Jo...
Tags: Business, News, Housing, Mexico, Sport, Soccer, Steve McQueen, Mcqueen, Palm Springs, Life Magazine, Mickey Mouse, Torrance, Newport Beach, William Claxton, Pierre Cardin, Keller Williams Realty


China fines Alibaba billions for alleged market abuses

Platform co-founded by Jack Ma, who has criticised Chinese authorities, misused its dominance, say state regulatorsChinese regulators have hit e-commerce company Alibaba with a fine of 18.2bn yuan (US$2.78bn) over practices deemed to be an abuse of its dominant market position, according to state-run media.The Xinhua news agency said the state administration for market regulation had assessed the fine after concluding an investigation into Alibaba that began in December. Continue reading...
Tags: Business, China, US, World news, Asia Pacific, Alibaba, Jack Ma, Xinhua News Agency


5 Ways to Develop Soft Skills for Your First Job

Employers tend to look for a more well-rounded person that will fit the culture of their company. Use your experience on your application to match the soft skills necessary for the role you’re interested in, and the company you’ll be working for.
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Alibaba Fined $2.8 Billion By China in Monopolies Probe

China’s e-commerce and entertainment industry giant Alibaba Group has been hit with a fine of RMB18.23 billion ($2.8 billion) for alleged monopoly activities. The record punishment was announced Saturday morning local time by China’s State Administration for Market Regulation, which accused Alibaba of abusing its market dominance. The SAMR opened a formal investigation into the […]
Tags: Asia, News, Finance, China, Alibaba, Alibaba Group, State Administration, SAMR


China gets serious about antitrust, fines Alibaba $2.75B

Chinese regulators have hit Alibaba with a record fine of 18 billion yuan (about $2.75 billion) for violating anti-monopoly rules as the country seeks to rein in the power of its largest internet conglomerates. In November, China proposed sweeping antitrust regulations targeting its tech industry. In late December, the State Administration for Market Regulation said it had launched an antitrust probe into Alibaba. SAMR, the country’s top market regulator, said on Saturday it had determined that ...
Tags: TC, Ecommerce, Asia, China, Tech, Alibaba, Tencent, Jack Ma, State Administration, Wang Hai, State Administration for Market Regulation, People 's Republic of China Alibaba


Amazon workers vote against forming a union in Bessemer, Alabama

Workers at an Amazon warehouse in Bessemer, Alabama have handed the online retail giant a decisive victory by voting against forming a union and cutting off a path that labour activists had hoped would lead to similar efforts throughout... [Author: [email protected]]
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Former Rep. Katie Hill says it's 'gross' to think that Matt Gaetz defended her to possibly cover up for 'his own indiscretions'

Rep. Matt Gaetz of Florida (L) and former Rep. Katie Hill of California (R). Drew Angerer/Michael Brochstein/SOPA Images/LightRocket via Getty Images Former Rep. Katie Hill had nude photos of her leaked without consent and Rep. Matt Gaetz defended her. Gaetz is now implicated in a sex trafficking probe and other allegations of sexual misconduct. Hill says now his defense of her feels "gross" and that she questions his motives. See more stories on Insider's business page. When Democrati...
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COVID-19 vaccine start-up files for IPO

The biotech startup behind the COVID-fox19 vaccine jointly developed by AstraZeneca PLC and the University of Oxford filed Friday with U.S. regulators for a public share offering. Vaccitech PLC said in a securities filing it plans to use the technology underpinning the vaccine to develop treatments targeting prostate cancer, hepatitis B and human papillomavirus.
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Wonder Dynamics raises $2.5M seed to equip indie filmmakers with AI-powered VFX

Practically every film production these days needs some kind of visual effects work, but independent creators often lack the cash or expertise to get that top-shelf CG. Wonder Dynamics, founded by VFX engineer Nikola Todorovic and actor Tye Sheridan, aims to use AI to make some of these processes more accessible for filmmakers with budgets on the tight side, and they’ve just raised $2.5 million to make it happen. The company has its origins in 2017, after Sheridan and Todorovic met on the set of...
Tags: Google, Fundings & Exits, Startups, TC, Hollywood, Media, Entertainment, Film, Funding, Tech, Mit, Artificial Intelligence, Nvidia, Silicon Valley, Will Smith, Ang Lee


Anti-Defamation league calls on Fox News to fire Tucker Carlson after host embraces white supremacist "great replacement theory" on air

Fox News host Tucker Carlson Chip Somodevilla/Getty Images ADL CEO Jonathan Greenblatt sent a letter to Fox News CEO Suzanne Scott asking for Tucker Carlson to be fired. On Thursday, Carlson openly embraced the white supremacist Great Replacement theory. The racist theory alleges that masses of foreigners are invading the US to strip white Americans of political power. See more stories on Insider's business page. The Anti-Defamation League has called for Tucker Carlson to be fired a da...
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FBAR filing deadline is April 15. Or Oct. 15

If it feels like you just filed required federal forms about your overseas financial holdings, you're probably right. Last year, as we all were working to adjust to the myriad tax (and life) changes precipitated by the COVID-19 pandemic, lots of tax deadlines got pushed back. Some way back. One of those was the filing extension for Form 114, Report of Foreign Bank and Financial Accounts, usually referred to as FBAR. Some individuals didn't have to submit this document until Dec. 31, 2020. Now F...
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The 6 best hammocks for backyards and camping

Hammocks are a relaxing way to rest in your backyard, at a campsite, or in the backcountry. Factors in buying a hammock include tree access, outdoorsy features, and insect protection. Our top pick, the Wildhorn Outfitters Outpost, lets you lay flat and only costs $40. Hammocks have been used for literally hundreds of years, dating back to early indigenous Americans. They're incredibly practical, lifting you off the ground to stay cool in the heat of summer and protected from insects or, i...
Tags: Reviews, Home, Outdoors, Garden, Trends, Features, United States, Buying Guide, National Park, Hammock, Southern California, Steven John, PAWLEYS ISLAND, Pawleys Island South Carolina, Outpost, Kammok


The Ingenuity Mars helicopter's blades are spinning ahead of its first flight - making the NASA team 'nervous and excited'

The Perseverance rover photographed the Ingenuity helicopter before (left) and after (right) it spun its rotor blades. NASA/JPL-Caltech/ASU NASA's Ingenuity helicopter has spun its blades and charged up with solar energy on Mars. On Monday, Ingenuity will attempt the first controlled flight on Mars. The NASA team is nervous and excited for the high-stakes experimental flight. See more stories on Insider's business page. NASA's Ingenuity helicopter is charging up and spinning it...
Tags: Science, News, Trends, Nasa, Earth, Engineers, Mars, Spaceflight, Helicopter, Mount Everest, Wright, NASA JPL Caltech, Bill Ingalls, Ingenuity, Aung, Tech Insider


How to login to MyFitnessPal and track your weight loss, food, exercise, and more

You can access your MyFitnessPal account from your computer or the iOS and Android apps. katleho Seisa/Getty Images You can login to MyFitnessPal via the website or the iOS and Android apps, but you'll need to already have an account. If you're having issues logging into MyFitnessPal, make sure that there's not a service outage. Visit Insider's Tech Reference library for more stories. For those trying to lose weight, or who simply want greater accountability when it comes t...
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[New report] Enhancing Brand Experience In A Hybrid Landscape

While the ability to visit stores, attend concerts, and populate conferences in-person continues to fluctuate and be limited in scope, there remains a widespread consumer desire for interactive entertainment and immersive experiences.  By deploying augmented and virtual reality tools, updated approaches to livestreaming, and growing social platforms, brands can meet and exceed these new consumer expectations for experiences and foster consumer engagement in the process.  In this report, the ...
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The 77 best movies on Hulu right now

From award-winning dramas to the latest hits, Hulu has an awesome collection of movies. We've put together the best films currently available on the streamer.
Tags: Entertainment, Trends, Home Theater, What To Watch, Streaming, Hulu, Movies & TV


Daily Crunch: Amazon beats back union push

Efforts to unionize an Amazon warehouse in Alabama appear to have failed, Facebook takes down fake review groups and a monkey plays Pong with its brain. This is your Daily Crunch for April 9, 2021. The big story: Amazon beats back union push Union organizers lost a much-publicized election at Amazon’s Bessemer, Alabama warehouse, with more than half of the 3,215 ballots cast ultimately voting against joining the Retail, Wholesale and Department Store Union. “It’s easy to predict the union will...
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The 6 best disposable gloves of 2021

Table of Contents: Masthead Sticky Whether you're caring for someone who's sick or cleaning your home, disposable gloves add protection. Nitrile gloves are especially great because they are stronger than latex, plastic, or vinyl. We found the best disposable glove options for food prepping, industrial work, cleaning, and more. Though we tend to lean more toward "reusable" than "disposable" these days, having disposable gloves on hand is a safe and recommended practice to follow. The CDC...
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How to double space in Microsoft Word on different versions of the word processor

There are several ways to double space in both the newer and older versions of Word. lechatnoir/Getty Images You can double space in Word for an entire document or selected paragraphs and increase the amount of space between your lines of text. To double space in newer versions of Word, click on the Design tab and set your Paragraph Spacing to 2.0. In older versions of Word, including Word 2007-2010, you will need to go to the Styles section of the Home tab and in the Formatting menu clic...
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11 clean, eco-friendly, and sustainable beauty brands you can find at Target - and what to buy from each

If you buy through our links, we may earn money from affiliate partners. Learn more. Target; Alyssa Powell/Insider Target's Clean Beauty section has nearly 2,800 products at prices we love. The Target Clean symbol makes it easy to find brands that are safer for people and the planet. We've found toothpaste, non-wasteful period products, and a natural deodorant that actually works. In recent years, Target has made a massive effort to bring on clean, natural, sustainable, or other...
Tags: Reviews, Europe, Makeup, US, Trends, Eu, European Union, Features, Bliss, United States, Bath, Fda, Skin Care, Teeth, Honest Company, Target


Bernie Sanders expresses 'serious concerns' over Biden proposal for modest increase in Pentagon spending

Sen. Bernie Sanders said he has "serious concerns" about the Biden administration's defense spending proposal. Win McNamee/Getty Images The Biden administration is asking Congress for $753 billion to fund US military operations. That's a slight uptick over last year. Sen. Bernie Sanders said he has "serious concerns" about spending money on a "bloated Pentagon." See more stories on Insider's business page. The Biden administration is requesting $753 billion in spending on the U...
Tags: Politics, Congress, Senate, White House, Massachusetts, Elizabeth Warren, US, Trends, Warren, Pentagon, Biden, Defense Department, Charles Davis, Vermont, Bernie Sanders, Sanders


How to contact Discord and submit a help or support request as a user or developer

There are several ways you can contact Discord support. gorodenkoff/Getty Images You can contact Discord support directly using their online forms for users and developers, via Twitter, or by reaching them via email at [email protected] Developers can contact Discord with a specific issue using the Game Dev "Submit a request" feature. If you want a quicker resolution, you can try to use Discord's FAQ help center or community forums to get general support or help from fellow Dis...
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Extra Crunch roundup: StockX EC-1, Early Stage recaps, unpacking Alkami’s IPO, more

Over the last few days, we’ve published several articles recapping panels from last week’s TechCrunch Early Stage virtual conference. Each story is based on an interview with a founder or investor who addressed some of the most common startup dilemmas. Predictably, they’re mostly focused on the how and why: How do I get into an accelerator? When should I hire a sales team? What’s the best way to earn attention from investors? TechCrunch reporter Natasha Mascarenhas interviewed Kleiner Perkins ...
Tags: Startups, TC, Hong Kong, Entrepreneurship, China, Tech, Venture Capital, Ikea, SEC, Private Equity, Silicon Valley, Michigan, Lg, Bill, EC, Detroit


LA County vaccine allocations lag on heels of Johnson & Johnson production woes

Los Angeles County will receive about 73,000 fewer vaccine doses next week compared to this week, mostly due to a reduction in the supply of Johnson & Johnson vaccines, which the county’s chief science officer Paul Simon said Friday was the result of vaccine shortages nationally. “We are concerned about the allocation, particularly the shortage of Johnson & Johnson vaccine,” Simon said. “We felt the effects here clearly. We really live week to week with what we know about the allocations.” The s...
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Scale CEO Alex Wang and Accel’s Dan Levine explain why sometimes unconventional VC deals are best

Few companies have done better than Scale at spotting a need in the AI gold rush early on and filling that gap. The startup rightly identified that one of the tasks most important to building effective AI at scale — the laborious exercise of tagging data sets to make them usable in properly training new AI agents — was one that companies focused on that area of tech would also be most willing to outsource. CEO and co-founder Alex Wang credits their success since founding, which includes raising ...
Tags: Startups, TC, Y Combinator, Technology, Tech, Artificial Intelligence, Venture Capital, Tiger Global, Product Hunt, Accel, Pitching, Dan, Levine, Wang, Dan Levine, Alex Wang


Ocean Solutions Accelerator doubles down on blue economy with new track for later-stage companies

The planet-loving folks at the Sustainable Ocean Alliance started an accelerator a couple years back focusing on very early stage companies, but this year they’re expanding the program to accept those who have already closed their first round. The mix of experimental and (comparatively) proven approaches may help diversify the accelerator’s growing network. “Last year, amidst the onset of a global pandemic and mounting urgency related to solving the ocean’s greatest challenges, we received unpre...
Tags: Startups, TC, Accelerator, Tech, Sustainability, Conservation, Alaska, Biden, GreenTech, Accelerators, Dudenhoeffer, Ocean Solutions Accelerator, Sustainable Ocean Alliance, Coral Vita, Craig Dudenhoeffer


SpaceX Ground Testing SN15 Starship and Soon BN1 Booster

SpaceX is testing the SN15 Starship prototype which is the first of an upgrade batch of five Starship prototypes. The BN1 booster is assembled and close to the start of ground testing. The BN1... [[ This is a content summary only. Visit my website for full links, other content, and more! ]]
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Converting Solar Wind and Interstellar Plasma Drag into Propulsion

The Plasma Magnet work sponsored by NIAC in 2004-2005 developed a means of producing drag against the interplanetary solar wind or interstellar medium with high drag-to-mass ratio. A new class of... [[ This is a content summary only. Visit my website for full links, other content, and more! ]]
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GameStop investor Melvin Capital lost 49% on its investments in first quarter: source

BOSTON - Melvin Capital, the hedge fund at the center of the GameStop GME.N trading frenzy, lost 49% on its investments during the first three months of 2021, a person familiar with the matter said on Friday. The fund, founded by Gabe Plotkin, lost 7% in March, the source added, speaking on condition of anonymity
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Rep. Katie Porter calls Biden's move to split up his infrastructure package 'a big mistake'

Representative Katie Porter (D-CA). Brian Snyder/Reuters Rep. Katie Porter of California called Biden's move to split his infrastructure plan 'a big mistake.' She argued Democrats should merge family policies into a large infrastructure plan. Last month, Biden noted that 2 millions women had left the workforce since the pandemic started. See more stories on Insider's business page. Democratic Rep. Katie Porter of California called President Joe Biden's decision to split...
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