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Meet Peggy Johnson, the Microsoft and Qualcomm veteran who's been tapped to turn failing mixed-reality startup Magic Leap into a success (MSFT)

Peggy Johnson, Microsoft's head of business development, is leaving the company to become CEO of Magic Leap. Johnson, who will start work in August, is known for helping Microsoft build — and often repair — business relationships, and experts say that's just what Magic Leap needs. Once flush with hype and cash, Magic Leap is now in a bad way after its first product was met with a tepid reception and poor sales. Now, the startup is charting a new course. Are you a current or former Microsoft em...
Tags: Apple, Google, Microsoft, Nokia, Satya Nadella, Samsung, Trends, New York Times, Magic Leap, Johnson, Qualcomm, Signal, Business Insider, Peggy Johnson, Peggy, Kingdom of Saudi Arabia


As media revenue struggles, subscription startups see growth

The COVID-19 pandemic hasn’t been a friend to the media business. Its economic impacts slashed advertising budgets, diminishing a key revenue plank for many publications. The results of falling ad spend have been felt across the industry, with a wave of layoffs hitting publications large and small, niche and general. The Exchange explores startups, markets, and money. You can read it every morning on Extra Crunch, and now you can receive it in your inbox. Sign up for The Exchange newsletter, wh...
Tags: Travel, Google, Fundings & Exits, Startups, TC, Media, Atlantic, New York Times, Ghost, Wall Street Journal, Exchange, Athletic, Pico, Substack, Market Analysis, Precursor Ventures


Stop trying to shame companies that took PPP loans

Hello, everyone! Welcome to the new edition of Insider Today. Please sign up here. QUOTE OF THE DAY "It was positive for me." — Brazil's President Jair Bolsonaro announcing he has tested positive for coronavirus, after months of flouting public health recommendations, rejecting masks, and doubting the seriousness of the pandemic. WHAT'S HAPPENING Donald Trump paid someone to take the SAT for him. That's one of the allegations in Mary Trump's book about her uncle. She also says Fred Trump...
Tags: Google, Facebook, Hong Kong, Europe, David Brooks, Florida, London, Mississippi, Senate, China, US, Trends, Iran, United States, New York Times, Peter Thiel


Don't arrest anti-maskers. There's a better way to handle them.

Hello, everyone! Welcome to the new edition of Insider Today. Please sign up here. QUOTE OF THE DAY "Everybody in there was African-American." — Teresa Bradley describing to The New York Times the emergency room in Grand Rapids, MI, where she was treated for coronavirus. The Times examined 1.5 million coronavirus records to reveal the huge racial disparities in who's being harmed by the virus. WHAT'S HAPPENING COVID hot spots are everywhere, but especially in the US. Miami-Dade County cl...
Tags: Florida, New York, Texas, Supreme Court, Scotus, Australia, Navy, Washington, US, San Francisco, Trends, Nike, Fbi, Gop, New York Times, Jp Morgan


20 TV shows Netflix canceled even though critics loved them

Netflix often sees little value in long-running TV shows, which has led to some critically acclaimed series getting the boot early in their runs. We looked at 20 Netflix originals beloved by critics that were canceled, from "Ozark" to "The Kominsky Method." Visit Business Insider's homepage for more stories. Netflix doesn't love long-running TV shows, and sometimes that means great shows get the ax early. The streaming giant has canceled plenty of shows that upset fans but were panned by TV c...
Tags: New York City, Los Angeles, Trends, Chicago, Fox, Netflix, Atlantic, New York Times, Ivy League, Ellie Kemper, Vox, Judd Apatow, BoJack Horseman, Jonah, Lucifer, Forbes


10 things in tech you need to know today

Good morning! This is the tech news you need to know this Monday. Uber will acquire food delivery startup Postmates in $2.6 billion all-stock deal, reports say. Sources told Bloomberg and The New York Times that the all-stock deal could be announced as soon as Monday. A group of European digital advertising groups on Friday criticized Apple's plans to require apps to seek additional permission from users before tracking them across other apps and websites. Apple last week disclosed features in...
Tags: Apple, Amazon, Elon Musk, UK, India, Trends, Tesla, Bloomberg, New York Times, Maxwell, Huawei, Financial Times, Alexa, Roposo, David Einhorn, Amazon Studios


Uber will acquire food delivery startup Postmates in $2.6 billion all-stock deal, reports say

Uber is set to acquire food delivery startup Postmates in a $2.6 billion all-stock deal, both The New York Times and Bloomberg reported on Sunday. Postmates was co-founded by Bastian Lehmann, Sam Street, and Sean Plaice in 2011 and has grown to include a fleet of over 500,000 members and 600,000 merchants across 50 states.  Last month, Uber lost out to European food delivery service Just Eat Takeaway in a deal to buy US-based Grubhub for $7.3 billion. According to CNBC, Uber may have pulled ou...
Tags: London, US, Trends, Bloomberg, New York Times, The Times, Times, Ubereats, GrubHub, Pierre Dimitri Gore Coty, CNBC Uber, Bloomberg Postmates, Second Measure Postmates, Bastian Lehmann Sam Street, Sean Plaice, The Times Uber


Workplace Culture: Productive People Make High-performing Teams That Produce Rapid Results

How do you define the culture of your workplace? That may seem like a big question, because the answer has big implications for an organization’s success. A positive, engaging workplace culture can attract and retain talented employees, increase productivity, and even improve financial performance. According to Global Human Capital Trends 2015 pg 36, “Organizations that create a culture defined by meaningful work, deep employee engagement, job and organizational fit, and strong leadership are ou...
Tags: Twitter, Uncategorized, New York Times, Innovation, Jack Dorsey, Gerson, Poole, Schwartz, Daniel Kahneman, Stevenson, School of Nursing, Kahneman, Gelles, Linehan, Juneja, Schatsky


The top 9 movies on Netflix this week, from 'Athlete A' to 'Eurovision Song Contest'

"Eurovision Song Contest: The Story of Fire Saga" is a hit on Netflix. Netflix introduced daily top lists of the most popular titles on the streaming service in February. Streaming search engine Reelgood keeps track of the lists and provides Business Insider with a rundown of the week's most popular movies on Netflix every Friday. Visit Business Insider's homepage for more stories. "Eurovision Song Contest: The Story of Fire Saga," the new Netflix comedy starring Will Ferrell and Rachel McAda...
Tags: US, America, Trends, Netflix, New York Times, Sydney, Broadway, Dreamworks, Guardian, Associated Press, Steve Carell, Rachel Mcadams, Kate, Herald, Rotten Tomatoes, Will Ferrell


Apple re-closes 15 Southern California stores as COVID-19 cases rise

Apple has re-closed another 30 U.S. stores including 15 in Southern California as cases of COVID-19 continue to flare up in regions around the country. Stores in Alabama, California, Georgia, Idaho, Louisiana, Nevada and Oklahoma closed  Thursday. That comes on the heels of 16 closures that took effect Wednesday in Florida, Mississippi, Texas and Utah. That brings the total number of stores that have been shuttered for a second time to 77. Apple has a total 271 stores in the United States, inclu...
Tags: Apple, Utah, Business, Texas, California, Los Angeles, Sport, Economy, Soccer, United States, New York Times, Bill, Oklahoma, Southern California, Knott, Top Stories LADN


Elon Musk thinks the surge in coronavirus cases is due to testing errors, but a virologist is debunking that 'dangerous misinformation'

Elon Musk said on Twitter that testing errors, rather than new infections, are causing the new surge of coronavirus cases. Virologist Angela Rasmussen rushed to debunk the claim, which she called "dangerous misinformation." COVID-19 diagnostic tests have relatively low rates of false positives, and spikes in hospitalizations show that transmission really has increased. Visit Business Insider's homepage for more stories. Elon Musk took to Twitter on Thursday to claim that testing errors, rat...
Tags: Elon Musk, Florida, Texas, Cdc, US, Trends, Atlantic, New York Times, Arizona, Columbia University, Musk, Massachusetts Institute Of Technology, Angela, Rasmussen, Angela Rasmussen


Every new movie you can watch on Disney Plus — from the Broadway musical 'Hamilton' to the fantasy film 'Artemis Fowl'

bundle with Hulu and ESPN+ Disney Plus subscribers can stream brand-new feature-length films alongside their favorite Disney movies.  The current lineup of original films includes titles like the Christmas comedy "Noelle," the live-action "Lady and the Tramp," and the fantasy movie "Artemis Fowl."   Other movies set to debut exclusively on Disney Plus include a film version of the Broadway musical "Hamilton." An annual Disney Plus subscription costs $69.99 while a monthly plan is $6.99 a month...
Tags: Disney, America, Trends, New York Times, Anna Kendrick, Justin Theroux, Arizona, Broadway, Santa Claus, Steve Martin, Espn, Togo, Disneynature, Pixar, Hulu, National Geographic


19 TV shows Netflix canceled even though critics loved them

Netflix often sees little value in long-running TV shows, which has led to some critically acclaimed series getting the boot early in their runs. We looked at 19 Netflix originals beloved by critics that were canceled, from "Ozark" to "The Kominsky Method." Visit Business Insider's homepage for more stories. Netflix doesn't love long-running TV shows, and sometimes that means great shows get the ax early. The streaming giant has canceled plenty of shows that upset fans but were panned by TV c...
Tags: New York City, Los Angeles, Trends, Chicago, Fox, Netflix, Atlantic, New York Times, Ivy League, Ellie Kemper, Vox, Judd Apatow, BoJack Horseman, Jonah, Lucifer, Forbes


Choosy

As if the pandemic hasn’t already tested all of us in countless ways, now even our entertainment comes in the form of a multiple-choice exam. Sometimes Always Never (2020), starring Bill Nighy as a Scrabble-playing tailor, debuted at the London Film Festival in 2018 and opened in virtual theaters in the US in June. It will be available on streaming platforms July 10. “Like the grieving Scrabble enthusiast at the heart of its unique story, Sometimes Always Never scores high enough to be...
Tags: Books, Film, New York City, US, Trends, Dave, New York Times, Linguistics, Hasbro, Bill Nighy, Titles, Spencer, Julia, Ashley Spencer, Nancy Friedman, Eliza Hittman


Hong Kong is gone. It's over.

Hello, everyone! Welcome to the new edition of Insider Today. Please sign up here. QUOTE OF THE DAY "We are living in an Idiocracy." — Washington Post conservative columnist Max Boot bemoaning the stupidity of the Federal government's refusal to advocate ubiquitous mask wearing and thereby save 5% of GDP. WHAT'S HAPPENING Hong Kong police arrested more than 300 people protesting a new security law imposed by China. Police say nine arrests were under the new law, which criminalizes any spe...
Tags: Apple, Hong Kong, Florida, London, Obama, Congress, Colorado, Washington, Senate, White House, China, US, Trends, Georgia, Fbi, Harvard


Apple is re-closing 30 more stores in the US as coronavirus cases have spiked across the country (AAPL)

Apple is re-closing an additional 30 stores in the US as coronavirus cases spike across the country, according to CNBC. Apple will be re-closing stores in Alabama, California, Georgia, Idaho, Louisiana, Nevada, and Oklahoma. The decision comes after Apple said it would close stores in Texas, Florida, Arizona, North Carolina, and South Carolina. Visit Business Insider's homepage for more stories. Apple is re-closing 30 additional stores in the US, a move that comes after the tech giant began r...
Tags: Apple, Florida, Texas, US, Alabama, Trends, New York Times, Oklahoma, South Carolina, Cnbc, CNBC Apple, Deirdre O Brien Apple, Times Apple, Arizona Apple, Alabama California Georgia Idaho Louisiana Nevada, Texas Florida Arizona North Carolina


18 TV shows Netflix canceled even though critics loved them

Netflix often sees little value in long-running TV shows, which has led to some critically acclaimed series getting the boot early in their runs. We looked at 18 Netflix originals beloved by critics that were canceled, from "Ozark" to "Lucifer." Visit Business Insider's homepage for more stories. Netflix doesn't love long-running TV shows, and sometimes that means great shows get the ax early. The streaming giant has canceled plenty of shows that upset fans but were panned by TV critics, such...
Tags: New York City, Los Angeles, Trends, Chicago, Fox, Netflix, Atlantic, New York Times, Ivy League, Ellie Kemper, Vox, Judd Apatow, BoJack Horseman, Jonah, Lucifer, Forbes


10 things in tech you need to know today

Good morning! This is the tech news you need to know this Wednesday. Facebook has banned hundreds of groups and accounts linked to the far-right boogaloo movement. The social media giant said it removed 220 Facebook accounts, 95 Instagram accounts, 28 pages, and 106 groups linked to the boogaloo network it identified from its platform. The Federal Communications Commission has designated the Chinese telecommunications firms Huawei and ZTE as national security threats. The New York Times report...
Tags: Google, Facebook, Europe, UK, Instagram, Massachusetts, US, Trends, Tesla, New York Times, Federal Communications Commission, North, Huawei, Detroit, Sap, Alexa


What if your boss acted like this?

Hello, everyone! Welcome to the new edition of Insider Today. Please sign up here. QUOTE OF THE DAY "There was no sense of 'Team America' in the conversations...It was like the United States had disappeared. It was always 'Just me'." — an anonymous Trump administration official, describing Trump's phone calls with foreign leaders, according to a CNN report. WHAT'S HAPPENING The European Union officially banned US visitors. American citizens are barred until the US controls its COVID-19 o...
Tags: Facebook, Twitter, Hong Kong, Putin, White House, China, US, America, Trends, Bank Of America, European Union, Cnn, United States, Taliban, New York Times, Hugh Jackman


New Programs from Visa, LinkedIn, Square & Facebook Help Small Businesses Get Through COVID-19 Crisis

Coronavirus Business Update   Programs Small Business for America’s Future: A New Coalition of SBOs & Leaders Launches During the biggest small business crisis of our lifetime, a new survey of more than 1,200 small business owners shows they overwhelmingly feel our government leaders don’t understand small business needs and favor big business over small business, and 54% disapprove of the Trump Administration’s handling of the COVID-19 crisis. Because of this, Small Business for America’s...
Tags: Facebook, Business, New York Post, Congress, France, Cbs News, Politico, America, Linkedin, CMO, Bloomberg, Asia Pacific, New York Times, Alibaba, Zenefits, Square


Facial recognition software fails to correctly identify people '96 percent of the time,' according to Detroit's chief of police

In Detroit, where facial recognition software is used in police investigations, the software fails "96% of the time," according to Detroit Police Chief James Craig. Craig said as much during a public meeting on Monday, Vice reported. "If we were just to use the technology by itself, to identify someone, I would say 96% of the time it would misidentify," Craig said. Police across the United States use facial recognition software, though several major cities have outright banned its use. Visit ...
Tags: Microsoft, US, Trends, United States, Williams, New York Times, Ibm, Cctv, Detroit, Craig, National Institute of Standards and Technology, Detroit Police Department, Amazon Microsoft, Detroit Police, James Craig, Amazon IBM


Facial-recognition software fails to correctly identify people '96% of the time,' Detroit police chief says

In Detroit, where facial-recognition software is used in police investigations, the software fails "96% of the time," Detroit Police Chief James Craig said. Craig said as much during a public meeting on Monday, Vice reported. "If we were just to use the technology by itself, to identify someone, I would say 96% of the time it would misidentify," Craig said. Police around the US use facial-recognition software, though several major cities have banned its use. Visit Business Insider's homepage ...
Tags: Microsoft, US, Trends, Williams, New York Times, Ibm, Cctv, Detroit, Craig, National Institute of Standards and Technology, ClearView, Detroit Police Department, Amazon Microsoft, Detroit Police, James Craig, Amazon IBM


Uber is reportedly in talks to buy food delivery firm Postmates for $2.6 billion

Uber is holding acquisition talks with food delivery startup Postmates, the New York Times reports. Earlier this year Uber was reported to be holding acquisition talks with Grubhub, but these reportedly fell through and in mid-June Grubhub announced it was merging with Just Eat. Postmates is smaller than Grubhub, and could also expose Uber to less risk of antitrust scrutiny. Visit Business Insider's homepage for more stories. Uber is changing tack after acquisition talks with Grubhub fell thr...
Tags: Uber, Ipo, US, Trends, New York Times, SEC, Times, Postmates, Doordash, Reuters, GrubHub, Grubhub GrubHub, CNBC Uber, Second Measure Postmates, June Grubhub, Times Postmates


The New York Times has quit Apple News

The New York Times has removed its content from Apple News. The Times' COO said in a memo that Apple News wasn't sending readers directly to The Times, and didn't allow the paper to control the presentation of its reporting. Apple News takes a 30% cut of any subscriptions made through its app. Visit Business Insider's homepage for more stories. The New York Times has walked away from Apple News. The paper announced on Monday, June 29, that it was ending its partnership with Apple, saying Appl...
Tags: Apple, Trends, New York Times, The Times, Times, Apple News, Kopit Levien, Apple News The Times COO, New York Times COO Meredith


Tesla celebrates its 10th year as a public company today. Here are the most important moments in its history. (TSLA)

On June 29, 2020, Tesla celebrates its 10th year anniversary of going public. In 2010, Tesla offered 13.3 million shares at $17 per share. The company has permanently changed how the public perceives electric cars. Visit Business Insider's homepage for more stories. Tesla celebrates its 10th anniversary of going public on June 29. It's been a long 10 years, full of ups and downs. But it's fair to say that in 2020, Tesla has succeeded in putting electric cars on the radar for many buyers who o...
Tags: Spacex, Elon Musk, China, Trends, Tesla, United States, New York Times, Shanghai, TSLA, SEC, Silicon Valley, Sam Altman, Epa, Nevada, Mars, Nikola Tesla


New York Times Ends Partnership With Apple News

The New York Times announced Monday it is stopping its partnership with Apple News, effective immediately.“The Times is one of the first media organizations to pull out of Apple News. The Times, which has made adding new subscribers a key business goal, said Apple had given it little in the way of direct relationships with readers and little control over the business. It said it hoped to instead drive readers directly to its own website and mobile app so that it could “fund quality journalism,” ...
Tags: Apple, Business, News, New York Times, The Times, Times, Mark Thompson, Apple News, Thompson, Reuters, Meredith Kopit Levien, Apple News The Times, New York Times Gains Record New Subscriptions, Q1The Times


After deflecting scandals for years, Facebook now faces a rapidly growing advertiser boycott that is the biggest threat to its business yet (FB)

Facebook faces a growing advertiser boycott over its failure to curb hate speech on the social network. Unlike many previous scandals that Facebook has weathered, this directly impacts its bottom line. The company has announced a bunch of new rules and changes intended to appease its critics. But some civil rights groups say it's not enough, and the situation will only get more heated as the 2020 US election approaches. Coca-Cola. Verizon. Unilever. Honda. The North Face. Patagonia. REI. The ...
Tags: Facebook, Mark Zuckerberg, US, Trends, Unilever, New York Times, Myanmar, Silicon Valley, Gizmodo, Donald Trump, Signal, Zuckerberg, Facebook Audience Network, Rob Price, Hellman, Cambridge Analytica


Summer job 2020 prospects + 12 tax tips if you do get hired

A new study says young people looking for summer jobs should see more of these signs, just later in the season. Summer is so different this year. That's especially true for young people, who, depending on their ages, look forward to just messing around, going to camp or getting a job. Most kiddos already have been messing around for months. Hey, parents who are trying to telecommute (or really commute if they have essential jobs) and also home school during a global pandemic can only do s...
Tags: Taxes, New York Times, Irs, Drexel, Ann Carrns, Carrns, COVID, New York Times Your Money Adviser


From Affirm to Klarna, buy now pay later startups are booming. But experts warn juggling explosive growth with responsible lending is a tricky balance.

Buy now, pay later, also known as point-of-sale financing, has been surging as consumers shift their spending online. Fintechs like Affirm, Afterpay, and Klarna have amassed several million customers. They're now looking to expand beyond their installment-lending roots. Affirm is exploring more financial products with the launch of a high-yield savings account, and Klarna just rolled out a loyalty program for its users. With growth comes new challenges, like managing consumer credit at scale. ...
Tags: Australia, China, US, Trends, Walmart, New York Times, Tencent, Square, American Express, Andreessen Horowitz, Jack Dorsey, Max Levchin, Fintech, Kitchenaid, Warby Parker, Snoop Dogg


The top 9 movies on Netflix this week, from 'The Nut Job' to '365 Days'

"365 Days" continues to dominate on Netflix and director Gaspar Noé's "Love," another erotic drama, has also gained popularity. Netflix introduced daily top lists of the most popular titles on the streaming service in February. Streaming search engine Reelgood keeps track of the lists and provides Business Insider with a rundown of the week's most popular movies on Netflix every Friday. Visit Business Insider's homepage for more stories. "365 Days" is the most popular movie on Netflix for the...
Tags: US, Trends, Bbc, Netflix, New York Times, Broadway, Spike Lee, Vietnam, Kate, Rotten Tomatoes, Los Angeles Times, Lee, Angie, LA Weekly, Gaspar, Maury



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