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#517 How to Connect with People in a Virtual World

On this episode of The Small Business Radio Show… We talk about how many relationships these days are no longer in person, but are virtual online. We show you how the rules have changed for connecting with people in this new environment, and give you tips for better connecting with people virtually. Then, many of us live our whole life thinking that striving, stress, and second-guessing are the only way to success, when in reality, it could be the one thing holding you back from true greatness....
Tags: Sales, America, Cnn, Today Show, Wall Street Journal, Corey Blake, Congressional, RTC, Nextiva, Nick Morgan, Katie Rasoul, Conscious Capitalism Press, New York Times USA Today Inc Magazine Forbes


Report: Snap fires 2 execs after alleged sexual misconduct

The Wall Street Journal is reporting that Snap recently fired two executives after one allegedly had an inappropriate relationship with a contract worker.The newspaper says an outside investigation found that Snap's head of global... [Author: [email protected]]
Tags: Business, Wall Street Journal


Snap fires 2 execs after alleged sexual misconduct - report

The Wall Street Journal is reporting that Snap recently fired two executives after one allegedly had an inappropriate relationship with a contract worker.The newspaper says an outside investigation found that Snap's head of global... [Author: [email protected].nz]
Tags: Business, Wall Street Journal


Proposed carbon tax plan would return proceeds to people once goals are met

A bipartisan group of renowned economists has proposed the U.S. implement a carbon tax.The tax would increase until climate goals are met, and all proceeds would be given back to the people in equal lump-sums.Recent research suggests that a majority of people would support a carbon tax policy that redistributes proceeds back to citizens. None A bipartisan group of renowned economists has a plan to help the U.S. cut its emissions and help stop rising global temperatures: Implement a carbon tax th...
Tags: Climate Change, Government, White House, Economics, Policy, Canada, United States, United Kingdom, Innovation, Switzerland, Federal Reserve, Wall Street Journal, Australia India South Africa


Netflix says it's more worried about competition from video games like 'Fortnite' than other streaming services (NFLX)

Netflix said it's more worried about "Fortnite" and other types of entertainment than it is about competing streaming services like HBO, Hulu, and Amazon Prime Video. A letter to shareholders reported that the company had 139 million subscribers at the close of 2018, and that Netflix accounts for about 10% of all television screen time in the U.S. "Fortnite," the world's most popular video game, reportedly generated $2.4 billion in 2018, and more than 200 million people have played the free ga...
Tags: Amazon, Trends, Netflix, Wall Street Journal, Reed Hastings, Hastings, NFLX, Disney Amazon, Fortnite, Instead Netflix, HBO Hulu


Apple's top manufacturer, Foxconn, has reportedly cut 50,000 seasonal jobs earlier than usual amid slowing iPhone demand

The iPhone manufacturer Foxconn has laid off 50,000 seasonal workers since October at its factory in China, according to a new report. Though the jobs were filled by temporary employees Foxconn hires under contract each year, the cuts were made much earlier than usual, sources told the Nikkei Asian Review. The cutbacks follow news Apple would reduce its iPhone production by about 10% in response to slowing sales. Apple's production slowdown has also led to employee cuts at other companies in t...
Tags: Apple, China, Nikkei, India, US, Trends, Wall Street Journal, Foxconn, Nikkei Asian Review, China Reuters, Pegatron, Daniel Ives, Foxconn Apple


Apple's top manufacturer, Foxconn, is reportedly cutting 50,000 seasonal jobs earlier than usual amid slowing iPhone demand

Top iPhone manufacturer Foxconn has let go 50,000 seasonal workers since October at its factory in China, according to a new report. Although these are temporary employees Foxconn hires under contract each year, these job cuts were made much earlier than usual, sources told the Nikkei Asian Review. These cutbacks follow news Apple would reduce its iPhone production by about 10% in response to slowing sales. Apple's production slowdown has not only affected Foxconn, but has also led to employee...
Tags: Apple, China, Nikkei, India, US, Trends, Wall Street Journal, Foxconn, Nikkei Asian Review, China Reuters, Pegatron, Daniel Ives, Foxconn Apple, Nikkei Asian Review These


China lashes out at the US after Huawei got caught in a security firestorm that's getting worse by the day

Chinese tech giant Huawei is having a nightmare week. Huawei is reportedly facing a criminal investigation in the US over suspicions it stole trade secrets, lawmakers are trying to stifle the firm, and it is being blocked from helping build 5G networks. China is lashing out, accusing the US of "McCarthyism" and saying it is "using every possible state apparatus to suppress and block" Chinese tech firms. Reclusive CEO Ren Zhengfei said this week that Huawei has had "no serious security incident...
Tags: Google, Energy, UK, China, Germany, US, America, Trends, Pennsylvania, Rick Perry, New Zealand, University of Oxford, Donald Trump, Huawei, Doj, Wall Street Journal


Bill Gates says investing in 4 simple plans has saved millions of lives and provided a better return on investment than the stock market

Bill and Melinda Gates are making a hard push for rich countries to re-invest in four key public health programs that fund inexpensive vaccines, malaria bed nets, diarrhea medicines, and healthcare for mothers and babies around the world. The couple's worried that countries like the US and UK might be "distracted" by other domestic issues right now, and that'll lead to more deaths and unrest. They argue that every $1 they put into the global health funds over the past 18 years has seen a $20 r...
Tags: UK, Nigeria, US, Trends, Bill Gates, Democratic Republic of the Congo, Bill, Melinda Gates, Wall Street Journal, Gates, Gates Foundation, Foundation, Davos Switzerland, Gavi, Melinda, Copenhagen Consensus Center


How major US stock indexes fared Thursday

U.S. stocks climbed Thursday after the Wall Street Journal reported that U.S. officials could reduce the new tariffs on Chinese imports as part of trade negotiations between the two countries. It was the latest in a series of potentially... [Author: [email protected]]
Tags: Business, US, Wall Street Journal


2 dealmakers named David: Uber and Lyft's expected IPOs will trigger competition at Google's in-house VC firms (GOOGL, GOOG)

Uber and Lyft have both confidentially filed for IPOs with the Securities and Exchange Commission, and are expected to go public in 2019. While the ride-hailing competitors have dueling IPOs, Google's parent company Alphabet stands to gain no matter who fares better. Alphabet has substantial investments in both Uber and Lyft through its two venture capital arms, GV and CapitalG. The 2019 tech IPO line up has promised plenty of side-choosing as ride hailing rivals Lyft and Uber prep for duelin...
Tags: Apple, Google, Lyft, Uber, Ipo, Singapore, Softbank, Trends, David, Google Ventures, Wall Street Journal, Securities And Exchange Commission, Alphabet, Axel Springer, Comcast Ventures, Lee


In dueling Uber and Lyft IPOs, two Google dealmakers named David share competing interests (GOOGL, GOOG)

Uber and Lyft have both confidentially filed for IPOs with the Securities and Exchange Commission, and are expected to go public in 2019. While the ride-hailing competitors have dueling IPOs, Google's parent company Alphabet stands to gain no matter who fares better. Alphabet has substantial investments in both Uber and Lyft through its two venture capital arms, GV and CapitalG. The 2019 tech IPO line up has promised plenty of side-choosing as ride hailing rivals Lyft and Uber prep for duelin...
Tags: Google, Lyft, Uber, Ipo, Singapore, Softbank, Trends, David, Jeff Bezos, Google Ventures, Wall Street Journal, Securities And Exchange Commission, Alphabet, Axel Springer, Comcast Ventures, Lee


Snap and WeWork have done an outstanding job showing the problems with making CEOs all-powerful (FB, GOOGL, DBX, SNAP, ROKU)

Recent news out of WeWork and Snap illustrates the shortcomings of their corporate structures.  At Snap, CEO Evan Spiegel's imperial management style seems to be driving away numerous top managers, including its chief financial officer, who announced his departure Tuesday. At WeWork, CEO Adam Neumann is reportedly engaged in what has the appearance of self-dealing — directing the company to lease buildings that he himself owns, despite the objections of the company's investors. Both companies ...
Tags: Google, Facebook, Mark Zuckerberg, New York, Congress, Softbank, Trends, Bloomberg, Larry Page, Chicago, Silicon Valley, San Jose, Evan Spiegel, WeWork, New York Stock Exchange, Wall Street Journal


Costco might launch its own streaming service for 'average Americans' to compete with Netflix and Amazon (COST)

Costco has discussed building a video-streaming service geared towards "average Americans," according to a CNBC report.  Mark Greenberg, a TV industry veteran, reportedly held talks with Costco about the streaming service. Greenberg was previously working with Walmart to create a similar service, but talks reportedly fell apart last year.  Amazon has used its streaming service to build customer loyalty, but critics say that the e-commerce giant and Netflix ignore conservative and Middle Americ...
Tags: Amazon, Trends, Walmart, Netflix, Jeff Bezos, Donald Trump, Costco, Wall Street Journal, Cnbc, Kroger, Denny, Greenberg, Middle America, Mark Greenberg, Obamas And Amazon, CNBC Costco


The 25 most valuable American startups that died last year

The biggest startup flameout last year was Theranos, the embattled medical technology company that raised almost $1 billion in its lifetime.  Using data from PitchBook, these are the 25 most valuable American startups that died in 2018. Having millions of dollars in backing from venture capitalists doesn't guarantee the longevity of a startup. Even well-established private companies are at constant risk of failure, as evidenced by some of the startups that went out of business last year. Pitc...
Tags: US, Trends, Wall Street Journal


The Henn na Hotel in Japan is firing most of its robotic workforce and hiring humans instead — highlighting the limits of automation

This story was delivered to Business Insider Intelligence IoT Briefing subscribers hours before it appeared on Business Insider. To be the first to know, please click here. T he Henn na Hotel in Japan, which from 2015 has employed almost 250 robots to meet guests’ needs, is cutting back on automation after its experiment failed to reduce costs or workload for employees, reports  The Wall Street Journal . The hotel will reduce its robotic workforce by more than half and return to more trad...
Tags: Google, Amazon, Japan, Trends, Lg, Wall Street Journal, Alexa, UBTech, Business Insider Intelligence, Henn na Hotel, Henn ha Hotel, Brookings Institution Though


Michael Cohen reportedly paid someone to run a Twitter account called @WomenForCohen that described him as a 'sex symbol'

The Wall Street Journal reported that Michael Cohen paid a small tech consultancy named RedFinch to create a Twitter account dedicated to him. @WomenForCohen describes President Trump's former lawyer as a "pit bull" and "sex symbol." Cohen also paid RedFinch to try to rig two online polls in 2014 and 2015, about business leaders and potential GOP candidates, in Trump's favor, The Journal said.  Cohen has since broken from Trump and is due to testify to Congress next month in what will likely b...
Tags: Congress, China, Virginia, Russia, Trends, Walmart, Gop, Moscow, Msnbc, Donald Trump, MMA, Wall Street Journal, Journal, Cnbc, Trump, Cohen


10 things in tech you need to know today

Good morning! This is the tech news you need to know this Thursday. Federal prosecutors are investigating the Chinese electronics giant Huawei for allegedly stealing trade secrets from US companies. One such incident includes Huawei supposedly stealing robotic technology that T-Mobile uses to test its smartphones, according to the report. WeWork CEO Adam Neumann reportedly made millions of dollars by renting office space in buildings that he partially owns to his company, according to a Wall S...
Tags: Apple, Microsoft, US, Trends, Bloomberg, Netflix, Tim Cook, Evan Spiegel, Lenovo, Huawei, Wall Street Journal, Alexa, Adam Neumann, Niantic, Amazon Alexa, John Hanke


Report: US investigating whether Huawei stole trade secrets

WASHINGTON (AP) — The Wall Street Journal reports U.S. prosecutors are investigating whether Chinese tech giant Huawei stole trade secrets from U.S. companies.The newspaper says investigators are looking into whether the company... [Author: [email protected]]
Tags: Business, Washington, US, Ap, Huawei, Wall Street Journal


U.S. investigating Huawei for alleged trade secret theft - WSJ

Federal prosecutors are investigating Huawei Technologies[HWT.UL], the world's largest telecommunications equipment maker, for allegedly stealing trade secrets from U.S. businesses and could soon issue an indictment, the Wall Street Journal reported on Wednesday.
Tags: Money, businessNews, Huawei, Wall Street Journal, Huawei Technologies


Federal prosecutors are leading a criminal investigation into Huawei and allegations that it stole trade secrets from US companies

Federal prosecutors are investigating the Chinese electronics giant  Huawei for allegedly stealing trade secrets from US companies, according to a Wall Street Journal report on Wednesday.  One such incident includes Huawei supposedly stealing robotic technology that T-Mobile uses to test its smartphones, according to the report.  The report says that the investigation is advanced and may soon lead to an indictment. Federal prosecutors are investigating  Chinese electronics giant  Hu...
Tags: Washington, China, US, Trends, Iran, Beijing, Canada, Jeff Bezos, Seattle, Huawei, Wall Street Journal, T Mobile, Bellevue Washington


WeWork CEO Adam Neumann has reportedly made millions of dollars by leasing office space to his own company

WeWork CEO Adam Neumann reportedly made millions of dollars by renting office space in buildings that he partially owns back to the company, according to a Wall Street Journal report on Wednesday.  In a filing for prospective investors last year, WeWork reportedly disclosed that it paid $12 million in rent between 2016 and 2017 to buildings “partially owned by officers" of WeWork. Investors tell the Journal that they're concerned that the situation creates a conflict of interest — if those ...
Tags: Apple, Softbank, New York City, Trends, Xiaomi, WeWork, Wall Street Journal, Journal, San Jose CA, Neumann, Adam Neumann, WeWork Investors


A Harvard professor has a tip for entrepreneurs looking for the next big thing: Check out the electric-car market in China

In China, the electric-car market is "booming." That's according to Clayton Christensen, a Harvard Business School professor and an author of "The Prosperity Paradox." Christensen said electric cars in China are examples of "market-creating innovations," in that they make a product affordable and accessible to a broader swath of the population. In his new book, "The Prosperity Paradox," coauthored with Efosa Ojomo and Karen Dillon, Harvard Business School professor Clayton Christensen provide...
Tags: Asia, South Korea, Mexico, China, Trends, Tesla, Harvard, Beijing, United States, Electric, Wall Street Journal, Harvard Business Review, Christensen, Clayton Christensen, Harvard Business School, Clay Christensen


Goldman Sachs just revealed it made a nice profit off Uber ahead of an IPO it hopes to help run

Goldman Sachs on Wednesday disclosed its sale last year of a stake in Uber. It was part of CFO Stephen Scherr's extended explanation of the Wall Street firm's investing and lending segment.  Goldman's fourth quarter results got a boost from the segment, which makes equity and debt investments in hundreds of companies and has historically been considered a "black box." Uber is considering an initial public offering this year, and may choose Goldman Sachs to help with the deal. It's already sele...
Tags: Ipo, Softbank, Trends, Bloomberg, Silicon Valley, Goldman Sachs, Morgan Stanley, Goldman, Wall Street Journal, Republic of China, Uber Technologies, Scherr, Stephen Scherr


Everyone's favorite flip phone from the early 2000s is getting a 2019 makeover — with a foldable display

Lenovo is reportedly planning to release a new Motorola Razr phone with a foldable display as soon as February. The new Motorola Razr will cost about $1,500, according to a Wall Street Journal report. Motorola's fabled Razr flip phone that was first released in 2004 is getting a 2019 makeover with a foldable display, according to The Wall Street Journal. The 2019 model is the result of an exclusive partnership between Lenovo — Motorola's parent company — and Verizon. Only 200,000 units of the...
Tags: Apple, Verizon, Motorola, Samsung, Trends, Xiaomi, Lenovo, Wall Street Journal, Journal, Lenovo Motorola, Motorola Razr, Royole


One of Yelp's biggest investors says its patience has 'worn out,' and is urging management to make changes or sell the company (YELP)

One of Yelp's largest shareholders, SQN Investors LP, urged management to refresh its board of directors to create significant value for investors. If not, SQN says it should sell the company. Yelp traded above $90 a share back in 2014 when there were fewer business ratings and reviews platforms. But shares have since tanked more than 60%. SQN said the stock's underperformance is largely due to poor corporate governance, and said it is prepared to launch a proxy fight if the board doesn’t make...
Tags: Facebook, Trends, Yelp, Wall Street Journal, Blackrock, Jeremy Stoppelman, SQN Investors LP, SQN


Small Business Owners in NYC Struggling with $15 Minimum Wage

New York City hiked its minimum wage for the third time in three years on Jan. 1 and small business owners are struggling to adapt to the steadily increasing labor costs. NYC Minimum Wage New York City’s minimum wage rose to $15 an hour for all employers with more than 10 employees at the start of 2019. Small businesses have set about adapting to the increased labor costs by hiking prices, cutting jobs and benefits, and automating more of their operations, The Wall Street Journal reported Mon...
Tags: California, New York City, Sales, Brooklyn, Mountain View, Wall Street Journal, WSJ, SUNNYVALE, Trinity University, New York State Department of Labor, Small Business Owners, Publisher Channel Content, Small Business Operations, Agatha Kulaga, David Macpherson, William Even of Miami University


NBC says it may eventually pull 'The Office' off Netflix to fuel its own streaming service

NBCUniversal will launch its own ad-supported streaming service in 2020. NBCUniversal CEO Steve Burke told The Wall Street Journal that the company could consider moving "The Office" from Netflix to the new service. "The Office" and NBC's "Parks and Recreation" are two of Netflix's most popular shows, according to data from analytics firm Jumpshot provided to Business Insider. Netflix has been investing heavily in original content as more companies enter the streaming war. When Netflix first ...
Tags: Nbc, Time Warner, Office, US, Trends, Netflix, Comcast, Nbcuniversal, The New York Times, Warner Bros, Hulu, Black Mirror, Ted Sarandos, Wall Street Journal, Journal, Steve Burke


Apollo Global nears deal to buy Arconic for more than $10 billion: WSJ

Apollo Global Management LLC (APO.N) is nearing a deal to buy U.S. aluminum products maker Arconic Inc (ARNC.N) for more than $10 billion, the Wall Street Journal reported on Tuesday. The private equity firm would pay between $21 and $22 per share in a deal that would likely be announced this week, the report said, citing people familiar with the matter. The deal would represent a premium of 10 percent or more as the shares were recently trading just above $19, according to the report. Arconic s...
Tags: Trends, Wall Street Journal, Apollo, WSJ, Reuters, Apollo Global, PE Deals, Arconic, Arconic Inc, U S aluminum products, Arconic Elliott Management Corp


Amid fears of an impending recession, some employees at Silicon Valley's IPO-bound startups say they're starting to get anxious

2019 was supposed to be a blockbuster year for tech companies going public — but the volatility of the public markets is making some employees at IPO-bound tech companies nervous.  We spoke to a current employee at Uber and a current employee at Airbnb. Both companies are expected to hold their long-awaited IPOs this year.  The Uber employee says that there's a lot of anxiety within the company over the company's valuation — conflicting reports have said that Uber could go public with a market...
Tags: Google, Uber, Ipo, Trends, Silicon Valley, Airbnb, Travis Kalanick, Fortune, Wall Street Journal, Signal, Brian Chesky, San Francisco Bay Area, Dara Khosrowshahi, Khosrowshahi, Trust Safety, Uber Lyft Slack Palantir



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