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New Zealand ended its travel bubble with Australia because of the COVID surge there

A man arriving in Australia from New Zealand using the countries' travel bubble in October 2020. James D. Morgan/Getty Images New Zealand stopped its quarantine-free travel bubble with Australia because of Australia's rising coronavirus cases.New Zealand and Australia have been two of the world's most COVID-cautious countries: They put in strict new border policies their borders and implemented harsh lockdowns to stop being overwhelmed by the virus.They opened a bubble between t...
Tags: Transportation, Science, Australia, Trends, News UK, New Zealand, Jacinda Ardern, Coronavirus, Travel Bubble, Sinead Baker, Speed desk, James D Morgan Getty Images New Zealand


Funding Friday: Patron Hunt

I’m going with something a bit different today on Funding Friday. Longtime AVC reader Kirsten Lambertsen has created an email newsletter featuring creators and their projects across many different creator platforms. It is called Patron Hunt. It looks like this: I just signed up and you can do that too right here. USV TEAM POSTS:
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How to Reduce Shipping Costs

High shipping costs is off-putting for customers so it is crucial for ecommerce businesses to find the right balance. Reducing the initial costs as much as possible is the key to both companies and their customers benefiting the most, and this ultimate guide to reducing ecommerce shipping costs will show businesses of any size how to save lots of money. What are Shipping Costs? Ecommerce shipping costs cover all the aspects of packaging and posting a package within the ecommerce industry. The...
Tags: US, Sales, Canada, Atlantic, United Kingdom, Usps, DHL, USPS Priority Mail, Small Business Operations, ShippingEasy, Add Shipping, Shippo Arpin International Group, Prepaid Shipping Prepaid


A woman who hit a $1 million net worth in her early 30s shares the 3 strategies that helped her reach her goal

Business Insider Shang of Save My Cents. Photo courtesy of Briana Moore Photography To reach a net worth of $1 million in her early 30s, Shang of Save My Cents made strategic moves. She started a side hustle, and she and her partner reduced their expenses to save 50% or more of their incomes. Then, she invested in low-cost index funds consistently in order to build wealth. This article is part of a series focused on millennial financial empowerment called Master Your Money. E...
Tags: Fire, Trends, Millennials, Shang, Edit Series, Liz Knueven, Master Your Money, PFI SP, Mym-first-person, Master Your Money 2021, Save My Cents


Mark Zuckerberg said he wanted to transform Facebook from a social-media company into 'a metaverse company'

Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg onstage at an Oculus developers conference in 2016. Glenn Chapmann/AFP via Getty Images Mark Zuckerberg told The Verge that Facebook would eventually become a "metaverse company." Zuckerberg told employees that Facebook would focus more on building out the internet's successor. From "infinite offices" to egalitarian societies, peek into the social network's futuristic plans. See more stories on Insider's business page. At the end of June, Mark Zuck...
Tags: Facebook, Mark Zuckerberg, Technology, News, US, Trends, Getty Images, Zuckerberg, Afp, Casey Newton, Big Tech, Tech Insider, Metaverse, Glenn Chapmann, Hannah Towey, Antitrust regulation


How does Pegasus spyware infect your phone?

A major journalistic investigation has found evidence of malicious software being used by governments around the world, including allegations of spying on prominent individuals. From a list of more 50,000 phone numbers, journalists identified more than 1,000 people in 50 countries reportedly under surveillance using the Pegasus spyware. The software was developed by the Israeli company NSO Group and sold to government clients. Among the reported targets of the spyware are journalists, politician...
Tags: Startups, Tech, Pegasus, NSO Group, Next Featured


Didi falls on reports that China is planning heavy penalties for the ride-share giant following its US IPO

A Didi logo is seen at the headquarters of Didi Chuxing in Beijing on November 20, 2020. REUTERS/Florence Lo/File Photo/File Photo Didi slipped on news that China is considering serious penalties for the firm following its US IPO.S Shares of Didi fell 7.3 % after the open on Thursday. Disciplinary measures could include forcing the company to delist or withdraw its US shares, Bloomberg reported. Sign up here for our daily newsletter, 10 Things Before the Opening Bell. Shares of Chinese ri...
Tags: China, US, Trends, Bloomberg, Beijing, Alibaba, New York Stock Exchange, Florence, Cyberspace Administration of China, Didi, Didi Chuxing, Isabelle Lee, IPO S Shares of Didi, US Didi


How does your Snap Score work? How to check and raise your score

Your Snap Score counts Snaps sent, Stories viewed, and more. William Antonelli/Insider Your Snapchat Snap Score works by combining your overall activity on the app, like how many Snaps you send and receive. Snapchat hasn't revealed how much each action is worth, but the best way to raise your Snap Score is by keeping up streaks. You can find your Snap Score on your profile page. Visit Insider's Tech Reference library for more stories. With our phones playing such a vital role in ou...
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Elon Musk says Tesla's caused him two-thirds of the personal and professional pain he's ever felt

Tesla CEO Elon Musk appeared in a virtual bitcoin chat with Twitter CEO Jack Dorsey and others. The B Word Elon Musk said two-thirds of the personal and professional pain he's felt stems from Tesla. In a virtual bitcoin chat Wednesday, Musk said he's poured his "life energy" into the company. "This is a hella hard situation," Musk said. See more stories on Insider's business page. Elon Musk said two-thirds of the "personal and professional pain" he's experienced has stemmed...
Tags: Transportation, Spacex, Elon Musk, News, Trends, Tesla, Bitcoin, Jack Dorsey, Cryptocurrency, Musk, Dorsey, Steve Lee, Tech Insider, Cathie Wood, Katie Canales, Jack Dorsey Musk


Warren Buffett's Berkshire Hathaway sold Kirby after 35 years. The vacuum-cleaner company generated 5% of Berkshire's profits at one point

Warren Buffett. Carlos Barria / Reuters Warren Buffett's Berkshire Hathaway sold Kirby after 35 years of ownership. The investor bought Scott Fetzer, the vacuum-cleaner brand's parent company, in 1986. Kirby once generated 5% of Berkshire's profits, and Buffett ranked it among his best businesses. See more stories on Insider's business page. Warren Buffett's Berkshire Hathaway recently sold Kirby after 35 years of owning the vacuum-cleaner company. The famed investor...
Tags: US, Trends, Berkshire Hathaway, Warren Buffett, Berkshire, Buffett, Kirby, Nebraska Furniture Mart, Theron Mohamed, Scott Fetzer, Right Lane Industries, Kirby Moreover Buffett, Berkshire Hathaway Scott Fetzer Right Lane


US special operators and their allies say taking on Russia and China in Africa requires 'strange bedfellows'

A US soldier in Somalia. Tech. Sgt. Christopher Ruano/ AP Renewed competition with Russia and China means Africa is growing as an arena for geopolitical maneuvering. The US commandos who fought extremist groups in Africa for 20 years now have to counter Chinese and Russian influence there as well. See more stories on Insider's business page. As competition between the US and China and Russia ramps up, Africa is once more becoming a geopolitical battlefield.US special-operations forces ...
Tags: Vladimir Putin, Navy, France, China, Russia, Africa, US, International, Trends, Senegal, Syria, Beijing, Marine Corps, Al Qaeda, Pentagon, North


What to do if you're exposed to COVID-19 after being fully vaccinated, according to experts

People make their way down the aisle at the Farmers Market in Irvine Regional Park on Tuesday, June 15, 2021 in Irvine, CA. Restrictions are lifted at most businesses, and Californians fully vaccinated for COVID-19 can go without masks in most settings. Gary Coronado/Los Angeles Times via Getty Images If you're vaccinated and exposed to COVID-19, most of the experts Insider spoke to said you don't need to worry unless you have symptoms. You should get tested if you're symptomat...
Tags: Science, Cdc, Los Angeles, Trends, Cnn, Public Health, Delta, Philadelphia, Times, Irvine, Farmers Market, Dean, Children s Hospital, California Department of Public Health, Paul Offit, Adalja


What dodging North Korean missiles taught me about shooting down Kim Jong Un's growing arsenal

A photo of what North Korea's government said was the August 29, 2017, test launch of a Hwasong-12 intermediate-range ballistic missile. Korean Central News Agency/Korea News Service via AP A North Korean missile launch in August 2017 sent people in South Korea and Japan scrambling to bunkers. The missile broke up and fell into the Pacific, but North Korea's growing missile arsenal remains a concern. The US, South Korea, and Japan all have missile defenses, but stopping an incoming...
Tags: South Korea, Japan, North Korea, China, US, International, Trends, SM, Tokyo, Pentagon, Seoul, Pacific, Pacific Ocean, Pyongyang, ICBM, Kim Jong


29-year old crypto billionaire Sam Bankman-Fried says FTX US is set to expand after fresh funding round

Sam Bankman-Fried, founder and CEO of crypto exchange FTX. FTX Official/YouTube Sam Bankman-Fried said FTX is targeting the US as its next growth area in an interview on Thursday. His comment comes after FTX announced that it raised $900 million in series B financing. The CEO also said FTX is looking to deploy its newly-raised funds mainly through acquiring firms. Sign up here for our daily newsletter, 10 Things Before the Opening Bell. Sam Bankman-Fried, the 29-year-old billionaire CEO o...
Tags: Hong Kong, California, China, Softbank, US, Trends, Bitcoin, Miami, Tom Brady, States, Major League Baseball, Paul Tudor Jones, Gisele Bündchen, Masayoshi Son, FTX, Blockfolio


Amazon is looking to hire someone to lead its digital currency and blockchain initiatives

Courtesy of Comparably Amazon is looking to hire someone to lead its digital currency and blockchain initiatives. The candidate must have expertise in blockchain, distributed ledger, central bank digital currency, and cryptocurrency. The person must have 10 or more years of relevant experience. Sign up here for our daily newsletter, 10 Things Before the Opening Bell. Amazon is looking to hire someone to lead its digital currency and blockchain initiatives as more big tech companies expan...
Tags: Amazon, Trends, Seattle, Amazon Web Services, Isabelle Lee, Things Before the Opening Bell Amazon, Courtesy of Comparably Amazon


Mark Zuckerberg said he wants to transform Facebook from a social-media company into 'a metaverse company'

Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg on stage at an Oculus developers conference in 2016. Glenn Chapmann/AFP via Getty Images Mark Zuckerberg told The Verge that Facebook will eventually become a "metaverse company." Zuckerberg told employees that Facebook will focus more on building out the internet's successor. From "infinite offices" to egalitarian societies, peek into the social network's futuristic plans. See more stories on Insider's business page. At the end of June, Mark Zuck...
Tags: Facebook, Mark Zuckerberg, Technology, News, US, Trends, Getty Images, Zuckerberg, Afp, Casey Newton, Big Tech, Tech Insider, Metaverse, Glenn Chapmann, Hannah Towey, Antitrust regulation


The best soundbars of 2021 for clear and crisp TV audio

Table of Contents: Masthead Sticky A good soundbar enhances your audio experience, offering an upgrade over your TV's built-in speakers. Soundbars are available at many performance levels, from basic stereo to surround sound. With an affordable price and great audio, the Yamaha YAS-209 is the best soundbar for most needs. A soundbar is the perfect solution for anyone who wants a space-saving and budget-friendly way to upgrade their TV audio experience. Even the best TVs on the market tend t...
Tags: Reviews, Apple, Google, TV, Audio, Trends, Tech, Walmart, Features, Buying Guide, Home Theater, Roku, Vizio, Hulu, Voice, Alexa


Revlon CMO shares how the global beauty company accomplishes tech innovation by 'executing with excellence'

Insider When the COVID-19 pandemic hit, Revlon CMO Martine Williamson helped the company experiment with digital tools in response to changing consumer behavior. Revlon Martine Williamson joined global beauty leader Revlon as the CMO in December 2020. She knew the company was open to shifting its culture and being nimble during an unprecedented time. Revlon adapted to consumer behavior shifts during the pandemic by utilizing digital technologies. This article is part of the "I...
Tags: Technology, China, New York City, Trends, CMO, Williamson, Revlon, Almay, ELIZABETH ARDEN, C-Suite, Dell Technologies, Sharon Goldman, Debra Perelman, Edit Series, Martine Williamson, Dell-broadreach


Cheesecake Factory invited a law-firm worker to interview for a server role 2 years after he applied, as restaurants struggle for staff in the labor shortage

Reuters Cheesecake Factory invited a legal worker for a job interview years after he applied to be a server. Joseph Guerrero told the WSJ he was initially confused. "I knew I didn't leave my wallet behind." Some fast food chains have struggled to find enough workers as customers return to restaurants. See more stories on Insider's business page. Cheesecake Factory reportedly invited a law-firm worker for a server job interview two years after ghosting his application - the lates...
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Chipotle soars 13% to an all-time high as digital ordering and return of dine-in customers push revenue to pre-pandemic levels

Chipotle is giving away a Tesla 3. Chipotle Shares of Chipotle soared 12.95% to reach new highs on Wednesday. Second-quarter earnings showed revenue came in at $1.89 billion, above the analyst consensus of $1.88 billion. Almost half of all sales at the fast-casual chain were digital. Sign up here for our daily newsletter, 10 Things Before the Opening Bell. Shares in Chipotle soared as much as 12.95% to reach new highs on Wednesday as a bumper second-quarter earnings call showed the fast-c...
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8 of the best places to buy men's T-shirts, from everyday basics to performance undershirts

Everlane Table of Contents: Masthead Sticky T-shirts are one of the cornerstones of a wardrobe, no matter how fancy or basic they may be. There are many options to choose from, so we've narrowed it down to the best in every category. Everlane's Organic Cotton Crew is the best overall because it's affordable and backed by a warranty. If you take a look at anyone's wardrobe, you're almost guaranteed to find a few T-shirts. As a quintessential item for all, T-shirts are ...
Tags: Reviews, Style, Clothing, Trends, Features, Buying Guide, Men, Uniqlo, Everlane, T-shirt, Don, Rhone, Tommy John, Brooklinen, Men's Clothing, Insider Picks


What truck drivers really think about new federal regulations to crack down on drug use

This plant is causing a lot of controversy. Hollis Johnson/Business Insider We published a story about the federal government's new law to drug test truck drivers. The law has mostly caught marijuana users. We argued that it won't meaningfully boost safety on the road. Truck drivers shared in emails with Insider laying out what they think of the new rule. See more stories on Insider's business page. A federal rule that went into effect in 2020 is taking commercial drivers off...
Tags: Transportation, Washington, Marijuana, Trends, Indianapolis, Economy, Cannabis, Trucking, Department Of Transportation, Shawn, David McNew Getty, Kevin Conway, Hollis Johnson, Getty Images Some, Rachel Premack, BITranspo


Meet Ryan Tolkin, the 34-year-old behind Schonfeld's transformation from family office to hedge fund heavyweight

Ryan Tolkin, CEO and CIO of $8.8 billion Schonfeld Strategic Advisors. Schonfeld; Lance King/Getty; Benjamin Rusnak/Getty; Marianne Ayala/Insider Ryan Tolkin transformed Schonfeld from a family office to an $8.8 billion hedge-fund heavyweight. The 34-year-old Duke grad has been driven to lead his entire life, friends and colleagues said. Insider spoke with those who know him best to understand how he got here and what comes next. In high school, Ryan Tolkin was trading securities at a bill...
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An airline pilot says she was forced to sleep in a plane overnight after her flight was diverted to a remote Colorado town because of severe weather

A United Express Embraer E170 regional jet. Austin Deppe / Shutterstock.com SkyWest Airlines flight crew members said they were forced to sleep on their plane in Colorado. Jessica Taylor, the captain, said it was a first in her 15-year career. SkyWest said no hotels had been available and apologized for the inconvenience to passengers. See more stories on Insider's business page. A flight crew's routine trip from Denver to Raleigh, North Carolina, and back involved an overnight sta...
Tags: Colorado, Trends, Nebraska, Taylor, Denver, United, United Airlines, Raleigh, Raleigh North Carolina, SkyWest, Embraer, Hayden, Jessica Taylor, United Express, SkyWest Airlines, Idaho Falls Idaho


One of NYC's most expensive apartments just hit the market - see inside a $169 million penthouse

The 432 Park Avenue building. Gary Hershorn/Getty Images The 96th floor 432 Park Avenue penthouse was recently listed at $169 million. If sold at its asking price, the 8,255-square-foot apartment will be one of the most expensive homes in the US. See inside the luxury six-bedroom penthouse. See more stories on Insider's business page. New York City. Home of bagels, pigeons, and infamously expensive apartments. The 432 Park Avenue building. Gary Hershorn/Getty Images Bu...
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Snap soars 17% after a stunning Q2 earnings beat, while Twitter jumps 5%

Snap CEO Evan Spiegel and Twitter CEO Jack Dorsey. Steve Jennings/Getty Images for TechCrunch/Lucas Jackson/Reuters Shares in Snap and Twitter jumped on Friday after both companies beat Q2 analyst forecasts. Snap's revenue came in at nearly $1 billion, compared to analyst expectations of $846 million. Twitter reported a 74% jump in revenue to $1.19 billion, higher than the expected $1.07 billion. Sign up here for our daily newsletter, 10 Things Before the Opening Bell. Snap and Twitter...
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China's first stealth fighter for aircraft carriers is emerging, but a big problem still weighs it down

An FC-31 fighter jet. Reuters China's FC-31 stealth fighter was recently spotted on a mock aircraft carrier. Little is known for sure about the FC-31, but that appearance is a sign China's navy may adopt it. Like China's other advanced jets, the FC-31 has shortcomings that keep it from matching up with its US counterparts. See more stories on Insider's business page. China's J-20 fifth-generation stealth fighter is the most vaunted aircraft in the People's Liberatio...
Tags: China, US, International, Trends, Taiwan, Aircraft Carrier, Beijing, Chinese communist party, Stealth Fighter, US Navy, Plan, Wuhan, Mach, Chinese Navy, Fc, Reuters China


Biden on the worker shortage: Pay $15 an hour or 'be in a bind for a little while'

President Biden speaks to reporters on July 8 Alex Wong/Getty Images In a CNN Town Hall, President Joe Biden was asked about the labor shortage plaguing restaurants. Biden said that restaurants and tourism will be in a "bind" for a little while, but higher wages could help. Biden backs a $15 minimum wage, but the measure doesn't have full party support. See more stories on Insider's business page. In a CNN Town Hall, President Joe Biden weighed in on the labor squeeze currently hit...
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There are very solid engineering reasons why Jeff Bezos's rocket looks exactly like, you know, that.

A view of Blue Origin's New Shepard rocket. Blue Origin Billionaire Jeff Bezos went to the edge of space on Tuesday in Blue Origin's New Shepard rocket. The suborbital rocket has a domed, wide capsule on top for passengers - giving it a phallic profile. New Shepard's characteristic design makes it more stable and optimizes cabin space, experts said. See more stories on Insider's business page. Blue Origin founder Jeff Bezos flew to the edge of space Tuesday in a company roc...
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Flying private is cheaper than you think - here are 6 airlines to consider for your next flight

When you buy through our links, Insider may earn an affiliate commission. Learn more. Insider Reviews travel writer Alesandra Dubin tries out flying the semi-private airline, Wheels Up. Alesandra Dubin/Insider Most people assume private jet travel is prohibitively expensive. But some private and semi-private airlines are more accessible than you might think. We found the best airlines for comfort, safety, and convenience at various price points. Table of Contents: Masthead Sticky I'...
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