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LGBT Americans want to own homes, fear discrimination

Homeownership rates for LGBT Americans lag behind those of the broader population. A new report suggests fears of discrimination may be contributing to that difference.
Tags: Real Estate, Lgbt, Radio, Agent, Marriage Equality, Industry News, Freddie Mac, Select, News Brief, Down Payment, NAGLREP, Jeff Berger


#580 Senator Marco Rubio on the Paycheck Protection Program For Small Businesses

Listen to “#580 Senator Marco Rubio on the Paycheck Protection Program For Small Businesses” on Spreaker.         On this episode of The Small Business Radio Show… SEGMENT 1, starting at 0:00: There are plenty of people out there that are really good at making money, but not good at investing it for the future. Here to help is financial activist and educator Timothy Sykes who, at the age of 22, Sykes became a self-made millionaire when he turned his Bar Mitzvah gift money of $12k into $1.65 mi...
Tags: Small Business Radio Show, Economy, Federal Stimulus, Finance, Investing, Paycheck Protection Program, Radio Show, Small Business, Technology, Video Conferencing, Webex


Zoom could be the next great video chat app, but rampant security concerns have left room for Microsoft to swoop in (ZM, MSFT)

Video conferencing app Zoom has exploded in popularity over the past month as people have been looking for ways to stay in touch virtually while social distancing. But a number of security issues have come to light in recent weeks, including a new form of harassment known as "Zoom-bombing." This recently caused the NYC Department of Education to shift away from Zoom as a tool for distance learning. Zoom faces a number of competitors in the market, but some analysts think Microsoft is in a stro...
Tags: Google, Facebook, Microsoft, China, Boston, Massachusetts, New York City, Trends, Tech, Cisco, Taiwan, United States, Credit Suisse, Gartner, Department Of Education, RBC Capital Markets


How to Hold onto Your Customers in a Crisis

SUBSCRIPTION-BASED businesses seem to be the most resilient during this time of crisis. With predictable recurring revenue, they have greater flexibility to withstand the storm. But there’s more to it than just revenue. To hang onto customers during a crisis, you need to build a forever transaction with the people you serve. Your team has to know what your “forever promise” is—the organization’s commit-ment to customers that justifies customer loyalty. If you don’t have a forever promise, you’r...
Tags: Amazon, Facebook, Leadership, Instagram, Cnn, North Star, Stanford Graduate School of Business, Harvard College, General Business, Robbie Kellman Baxter, Netflix Consumer Re, Healthcare Financial Services, Peninsula Strategies, Kellman Baxter


14 YouTube stars reveal how much they get paid per 1,000 views on average

YouTube's Partner Program allows influencers to earn money off their YouTube channels by placing ads within videos.  Google places these ads and pays a creator based on factors like a video's watch time, length, and viewer demographic. Business Insider spoke with 14 YouTube creators about how much each of them earn on average for every 1,000 views.  Click here for more BI Prime stories. Creators on YouTube earn a certain amount of money for every 1,000 views they get on a single video.   How ...
Tags: Google, New York, Texas, Youtube, Church, Trends, Linkedin, Georgia, Paypal, Harvard, Silicon Valley, US Navy, Griffin, Business Insider, Alexander, Jessica


Dell CEO Michael Dell is taking a temporary cut of his entire base pay amid the coronavirus 'disruption and uncertainty' (DELL)

Dell CEO Michael Dell is taking a temporary cut in pay this fiscal year as the company deals with the uncertainty caused by the coronavirus crisis. In a Wednesday filing with the Securities and Exchange Commission, Dell said Michael Dell's base salary will be eliminated starting in the May quarter through January 2021 when the company's current fiscal year ends. Dell withdrew its financial outlook late last month as the crisis was escalating. The company's shares are down more than 20% this ye...
Tags: Trends, Michael Dell, Dell, Securities And Exchange Commission, Round Rock Texas, Securities and Exchange Commission Dell


The top 9 Twitch streamers in the world and how they make money, including one raking in an estimated $8 million per year

Twitch, Amazon's video game streaming platform, is the leader in live video online, and home to many of the world's most popular professional gamers. Some top Twitch streamers are being offered multi-million-dollar deals for the exclusive rights to their broadcasts, and they're starting to earn opportunities in mainstream media, too. With some talent leaving for other platforms, we took a closer look at Twitch's most popular creators. Visit Business Insider's homepage for more stories. The ne...
Tags: Amazon, Florida, Microsoft, Youtube, NFL, Trends, Nebraska, Corsair, Twitch, Lupo, Lazar, Skybound Entertainment, Fortnite, Twitch Amazon, Beahm, Tyler Ninja Blevins


Zoom is making its security features easier to access, as it moves to improve the privacy of its app and stop all the 'Zoombombing' (ZM)

Zoom is making its security features easier to access by consolidating them in a single button that users can access during a video call. This is part of Zoom's plan to address the privacy and security of its app after facing massive criticism, as it saw a huge wave of new users due to the coronavirus pandemic. The new security feature is meant to stop so called "Zoombombing" incidents, where hackers or trolls will enter random Zoom calls to share indecent messages or other spam. Earlier Wedne...
Tags: Google, New York, Taylor Swift, China, Trends, Tesla, Fbi, New York Times, Times, Yuan, Zoom, Alex Stamos Facebook, Eric Yuan, Zoombombing, New York Times Yuan


Satoshi Nakaboto: ‘New Visa-powered credit card pays rewards in Bitcoin’

Our robot colleague Satoshi Nakaboto writes about Bitcoin every fucking day. Welcome to another edition of Bitcoin Today, where I, Satoshi Nakaboto, tell you what’s been going on with Bitcoin in the past 24 hours. As Foucault used to say: There’s only one way to go from here! Bitcoin price We closed the day, April 09 2020, at a price of $7,302. That’s a minor 0.48 percent decline in 24 hours, or -$35.88. It was the lowest closing price in one day. We’re still 63 percent below Bitcoin‘s all-time ...
Tags: Startups, Bitcoin, Foucault, Hard Fork, Satoshi Nakaboto


A Bay Area county official said sporting events like San Francisco 49ers home games are unlikely to resume until late November due to the coronavirus

Sporting events in the Bay Area county of Santa Clara may not resume until late November as the world continues to fight the coronavirus disease.  The news could affect the NFL's San Francisco 49ers, which plays its home games in the county's Levi's Stadium. The San Francisco Bay Area was the first US region to enforce a shelter-in-place order on March 17. Since then, other parts of the country have looked to it as a template for how to respond to the virus. Visit Business Insider's homepage f...
Tags: US, NFL, San Francisco, Trends, Smith, San Jose Sharks, Santa Clara, Levi, San Jose Earthquakes, Stanford University, Bay Area, San Francisco Bay Area, San Francisco Chronicle, Jeffrey Smith, Santa Clara County, Chronicle


Wall Street analyst calls work from home tech the 'toilet paper of IT spending' during the COVID-19 crisis and says Microsoft, Citrix, VMWare, and Dropbox could benefit the most (MSFT, VMW, CTXS, BOX)

William Blair says that work-from-home tech infrastructure has become the "toilet paper of IT spending" during the coronavirus crisis. The analyst report was based on a survey of resellers who pointed to "virtually frozen pipelines" in general.  The only tech companies seeing any increased demand are those that play a critical role in helping businesses manage a remote workforce, including Microsoft, Citrix, VMware and Dropbox. Click here for more BI Prime stories. As the COVID-19 crisis pumm...
Tags: Microsoft, Trends, Intel, Citrix, William Blair, Resellers, Jason Ader, Microsoft Citrix, Microsoft Oracle Salesforce Dell, Microsoft Citrix VMWare


Silicon Valley startups may get to tap into the $350 billion coronavirus small-business loan program after all, thanks to late rule changes by regulators

Some startups may get loans from the $350 billion Small Business Administration program created by the new stimulus package.  Late last week and over the weekend, the SBA and Treasury Department issued some rules and guidance that seem to make it easier for startups to apply and qualify for the aid. The vast majority of startups have fewer than 500 employees and so would be considered small businesses, but the SBA's rules concerning the ties companies have to their investors and their investor...
Tags: Congress, US, Trends, Beverly Hills, Silicon Valley, Jeff Bezos, National Venture Capital Association, Field, Trump, Treasury Department, Small Business Administration, SBA, NVCA, Justin Field, Silicon Valley Field


Pardon the Intrusion #15: Zooming out

Subscribe to this bi-weekly newsletter here! Welcome to the latest edition of Pardon The Intrusion, TNW’s bi-weekly newsletter in which we explore the wild world of security. Zoom is having a security reckoning. Let’s face it. Zoom is everywhere. The video conferencing software has skyrocketed in use in the wake of the coronavirus pandemic, growing to more than 200 million daily active users in just a span of three months. The latest is that one of Zoom‘s shareholders is filing a class-action su...
Tags: Security, Startups, Newsletter


Small Business Owners Vent Frustrations Over COVID-19 Stimulus Red Tape

The Main Street Alliance hosted a press call and Q&A for small business owners on COVID-19 grants and loans programs recently. Small business panelists shared their frustration about the difficulties they had navigating through the bureaucracy. The Economic Injury Disaster Loan (EIDL) and Paycheck Protection Program (PPP) are included in the CARES Act. They are focused on helping small businesses. COVID-19 Stimulus Red Tape Amanda Ballantyne, Executive Director, The Main Street Alliance moder...
Tags: Minneapolis, Sales, America, PPP, Turner, Richmond, Andrew, SBA, Main Street Alliance, Ballantyne, Small Business News, Senseman, COVID, Coronavirus Biz Advice, Paycheck Protection Program PPP, Economic Injury Disaster Loan EIDL


AI predicts results of English Premier League matches canceled by coronavirus

AI has finally answered the question plaguing every soccer fan’s mind: Where would my team have finished in the league if coronavirus hadn’t wrecked the season? Boffins from soccer stats firm Opta produced their final English Premier League table by analyzing four years of historic results to predict the likely outcome of each match. And in a huge shock in the title race, Manchester City pipped Liverpool to the trophy by a single point! Only joking! The Reds were comfortably crowned champions — ...
Tags: Startups, UK, Artificial Intelligence, Liverpool, Manchester City, Reds, Opta, Neural


Amazon's entry-level Kindle is a great ereader for people on a budget who want to get into ebooks

  The Amazon Kindle may be an entry-level ereader, but it's likely all most people need. If you're looking for a relatively affordable ereader to get started reading ebooks, the basic Kindle is ideal. It can hold thousands of ebooks, offers all of the same helpful software features as other Kindles, and has a sharp screen with front lights for reading at night. I've been reading on it for the past three months, and think it's a choice ereader for people on a budget. Check out our guide to th...
Tags: Amazon, Trends, Amazon Kindle, Oasis, Aax, Wi Fi, Kindle Oasis, Amazon Kindle Oasis, E Ink Carta, MOBI PRC, Amazon Kindle Paperwhite, AZW


Small Business Aid – Know Your Options

If your business is in need, there are several loans and programs to help you get through these uncertain times. There is a lot of good information on the Small Business Administration’s COVID-19 webpage. Coronavirus Relief Options The Paycheck Protection Program (PPP)The PPP is an incentive for small businesses to keep existing employees on their payroll. These loans will be forgiven if the business keeps all employees on payroll for eight weeks. The money can also be used for other ...
Tags: Business, PPP, SBA, Merchant Accounts, SBA Express Bridge LoansExpress Bridge Loans


I've driven all kinds of weird, oddball vehicles — here's a rundown of my favorites, including a Ferrari, a snowplow, and an electric trike.

Over the past six years, I've driven a lot of vehicles, from mass-market sedans to supercars. But I've also driven some truly oddball, or unusual sets of wheels. We're talking snowplows, electric trikes, and commercial vans. Visit Business Insider's homepage for more stories. I'm the man who drove everything. I'm not kidding. If it has wheels, I'll give it a shot.  Since 2014, I've been fortunate to sample lots and lots of cars, trucks, and SUVs — everything from cheap daily drivers to some o...
Tags: Facebook, New York City, US, Trends, Ferrari, Fiat, Jaguar, Nissan, Holden, Honda Odyssey, Elio, New York City Read, Chevy SS, Lusso, Arcimoto SRK, Mercedes G Wagen


10 things in tech you need to know today

Good morning! This is the tech news you need to know this Thursday. Google has announced its Stadia gaming service is now free to anyone who signs up with a Gmail address. Until now, users needed to subscribe to the $9.99-a-month Pro version of the service, which lets you stream games at 4K HDR and provides access to a selection of games.  Google has banned the Zoom app from all employee computers over 'security vulnerabilities.' The company sent an email to all employees with the Zoom app on ...
Tags: Google, Facebook, Europe, UK, US, Trends, Bloomberg, Airbnb, Alipay, Alexa, Wing, Amazon Alexa, Watch Google, Wuhan China, Alex Stamos Facebook, Walgreens Google


Why The Economy Is Unlikely To Recover As Quickly As It Collapsed

BALTIMORE (AP) — President Donald Trump has been telling voters that the U.S. economy will leap back to life “like a rocket,” stronger than ever after its bout with the coronavirus. But there is a reason economics is called the “dismal science.” There are emerging signs that any recovery will fail to match the speed and severity of the economic collapse that occurred in just a few weeks. The 2020 presidential and Senate elections likely will take place as the world’s largest economy is still att...
Tags: Florida, Texas, Jobs, News, Congress, Senate, Barack Obama, Joe Biden, Economy, Ap, Harvard University, Republican, Biden, Donald Trump, Baltimore, Fox Business Network


Make The First Impression Count: How To Dress for An Interview

First impressions really do count. Recent research carried out by 4 of America’s leading personality psychologists clearly demonstrated this. Their study showed that most people automatically decide what type of person you are within seconds of meeting you. This judgment is largely based on how you look. So, dressing well for an interview really is important. Most of us know that we need to turn up for the interview looking smart. But, that is not enough. You need to pay attention to the little...
Tags: Startups, America, Others, Interview Tips


How to Build a Strong Small Business Sales Team

Sponsored Post Sometimes the best way to win over a customer is to tell them no. Sounds counterintuitive, but bear with me. One of my biggest sales pitches ever was to a large bank in Latin America. There was a huge investment on the line, so it was nerve-wracking when my team kept saying no to a lot of the bank’s requests. But we knew we were giving them the best advice possible by focusing on what we knew we could successfully deliver. We won the deal and replaced a major competitor. Months l...
Tags: Sponsored, Sales, Startup, Salesforce, Latin America, Dreamforce, Forbes, Twitter Linkedin, Salesforce Essentials


The latest Apple Watch Series 5 is $50 off right now — starting from $349

  Several models of the Apple Watch Series 5 are $50 off. The wearable starts at $399, but can be had for $349 from Best Buy. The Apple Watch Series 5 comes with a variety of sizable upgrades, especially for those with with the Series 1, 2, or 3 versions. Those upgrades include an always-on screen that's larger and has narrower bezels, Apple's acclaimed heart monitoring, haptic feedback in the crown, emergency SOS and falling detection, international emergency calling, and 50-meter water resi...
Tags: Apple, Trends, Nike


The company behind the robot kicked out of a New York park has a new version that it says can screen people for COVID-19

A new robot may be able to take visitors' temperatures and screen people for coronavirus symptoms before they enter a building. The design is from the robotics company Promobot. Previously, a Promobot was spotted around New York City surveying people about possible coronavirus symptoms before getting banned from a park. Visit Business Insider's homepage for more stories. Robotics company Promobot is back, this time with a robot designed to screen people and take their temperatures before the...
Tags: New York, Mexico, New York City, Trends, Bryant Park, Promobot, COVID, Oleg Kivokurtsev Kivokurtsev


CoreLogic Reports February Home Prices Increased by 4.1% Year Over Year

Annual home price increases in February 2020 reached their highest level in more than a yearAs of February 2020, and prior to the coronavirus outbreak, the national home price index had accelerated for four consecutive monthsConnecticut was the only state to post an annual decline in home prices while Idaho experienced the largest gain at 11.4% Irvine, CA – April 7th, 2020 (BUSINESS WIRE) CoreLogic® (NYSE: CLGX), a leading global property information, analytics and data-enabled solutions prov...
Tags: Real Estate, News, Radio, Idaho, MCI, Irvine, Corelogic Inc, Real Estate News, CoreLogic, HPI, Frank Nothaft, Comprehensive Capital Analysis and Review CCAR, Frank Martell, CoreLogic Market Condition Indicators MCI, Allyse Sanchez


Index Ventures launches $2B fund to back tech startups worldwide

Index Ventures, arguably one of the most prominent venture capital funds around, has announced the closure of a $2 billion investment fund. According to a press release, $1.2 billion will go towards backing growth rounds and the remaining $800 million will be used to support more nascent companies. [Read: Don’t believe the hype: Why skepticism is increasingly important for VCs] Interestingly — and perhaps unsurprisingly given the current climate — the fund will specifically target companies fund...
Tags: Startups, Money, Index Ventures, Growth Quarters


Morgan Stanley says Amazon's red hot online ads business will get clipped this quarter because of COVID-19 — it's one of 3 big factors cutting into Amazon's profitability (AMZN)

Amazon's ad business is expected to grow at a much slower pace than previous quarters because of slowing demand amid COVID-19, according to estimates by Morgan Stanley. Amazon's additional hiring in warehouse and delivery services, and the inefficiencies caused by the new workers are expected to add more costs this year, Morgan Stanley estimates. But the additional costs are expected to be offset by slower fuel spending for deliveries and less investments in building out its shipping infrastru...
Tags: Amazon, Trends, Beverly Hills, Jeff Bezos, Morgan Stanley, Morgan Stanley Amazon


The winners and losers among 11 Disney businesses, as analysts slash the projected value of the media giant's parks and raise expectations for Disney Plus (DIS)

Wells Fargo analysts are valuing Disney's businesses at 26% less than they were before the coronavirus outbreak, according to a new report. The firm, which had been bullish on Disney's streaming efforts, said in an April 7 report that it didn't anticipate the "severe downturn" for Disney's parks business that was caused by the coronavirus outbreak. Wells Fargo now expects Disney's parks to remain empty for the rest of the company's fiscal year, which ends in September, and be filled to half ca...
Tags: Asia, Europe, UK, China, India, Disney, US, Trends, Fox, Netflix, Comcast, Roku, Iger, Espn, Disneyland, Walt Disney World


Disney Plus already has 50 million subscribers around the world, even though it only launched 5 months ago (DIS)

Disney Plus already has 50 million subscribers, the company announced on Wednesday. The milestone comes as the company has expanded into new markets in Europe and India, and just after it reported 28.6 million new subscribers in February. Disney Plus is particularly important right now as the company's parks and resorts remain closed because of the COVID-19 crisis.  Visit Business Insider's homepage for more stories. Disney's popular streaming entertainment service has already hit 50 million ...
Tags: Europe, Hbo, India, Disney, US, Trends, Netflix, United States, Hulu, Hotstar, United Kingdom France, Disney Plus, COVID, India Disney Plus, Germany Italy Spain Austria Switzerland, Bog Iger Walt Disney


How to change your TikTok password using the mobile app

You can change your TikTok password in just a few steps using the mobile app. You should create a strong password using a combination of upper and lowercase letters, numbers, and special characters. Visit Business Insider's homepage for more stories. Whether you suspect someone has hacked into your account, have been warned of a data breach, or like to routinely make adjustments, it's easy to change your TikTok password.  When you change your password, make sure you come up with a strong one...
Tags: Samsung, Trends, Walmart, Beverly Hills, Jeff Bezos, Apple Samsung, Tiktok



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