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House Democrats call for accountability while Republicans call for unity and rail against 'cancel culture' in impeachment debate

Reuters The House of Representatives impeached President Donald Trump on Wednesday for the "incitement of insurrection" in the wake of last week's deadly Capitol siege. During the House debate, Democrats argued Trump must be held accountable for provoking the violent mob, while Republicans called for "unity and healing" and defended the president's rhetoric and election lies.  Trump is the first president in American history to be impeached twice. His impeachment is also the most bipartis...
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House members engage in a fiery debate over impeaching Trump for inciting an insurrection at the Capitol

Reuters The House of Representatives impeached President Donald Trump on Wednesday for the "incitement of insurrection" in the wake of last week's deadly Capitol siege. During the House debate, Democrats argued Trump must be held accountable for provoking the violent mob, while Republicans called for "unity and healing" and defended the president's rhetoric and election lies.  Trump is the first president in American history to be impeached twice. His impeachment is also the most bipartis...
Tags: Apple, Google, Amazon, Facebook, Florida, Politics, New York, Texas, News, Instagram, Maryland, Supreme Court, Congress, California, Washington, Kentucky


The House prepares to impeach the president after a fiery debate and as Trump is more isolated than ever

Reuters The House of Representatives is poised to impeach President Donald Trump for the second time for "incitement of insurrection" following last week's deadly Capitol siege. Debate over the article of impeachment began shortly after 9 a.m. ET and can be watched online on C-SPAN, YouTube, and the House's official website. Scroll down to watch the livestream and follow Insider's live coverage of the historic event. Visit Business Insider's homepage for more stories. The House of Represe...
Tags: Apple, Google, Amazon, Facebook, Florida, Politics, New York, News, Instagram, Maryland, Supreme Court, Congress, California, Washington, Kentucky, Senate


Democratic Rep. Cori Bush makes a fiery speech calling to impeach 'the white supremacist in chief'

Reuters The House of Representatives is poised to impeach President Donald Trump for the second time for "incitement of insurrection" following last week's deadly Capitol siege. Debate over the article of impeachment began shortly after 9 a.m. ET and can be watched online on C-SPAN, YouTube, and the House's official website. Scroll down to watch the livestream and follow Insider's live coverage of the historic event. Visit Business Insider's homepage for more stories. The House of Represe...
Tags: Apple, Google, Amazon, Facebook, Florida, Politics, New York, News, Instagram, Maryland, Supreme Court, Congress, California, Washington, Kentucky, Senate


LIVE: House minority leader Kevin McCarthy says Trump 'bears responsibility' for the Capitol siege and shoots down antifa conspiracy theories

Reuters The House of Representatives is poised to impeach President Donald Trump for the second time for "incitement of insurrection" following last week's deadly Capitol siege. Debate over the article of impeachment began shortly after 9 a.m. ET and can be watched online on C-SPAN, YouTube, and the House's official website. Scroll down to watch the livestream and follow Insider's live coverage of the historic event. Visit Business Insider's homepage for more stories. The House of Represe...
Tags: Apple, Google, Amazon, Facebook, Florida, Politics, New York, News, Instagram, Maryland, Supreme Court, Congress, California, Washington, Kentucky, Senate


LIVE: Rep. Cedric Richmond says some Republicans are 'co-conspirators' in the insurrection and tells them to 'man up, woman up,' and defend the Constitution

Reuters The House of Representatives is poised to impeach President Donald Trump for the second time for "incitement of insurrection" following last week's deadly Capitol siege. Debate over the article of impeachment began shortly after 9 a.m. ET and can be watched online on C-SPAN, YouTube, and the House's official website. Scroll down to watch the livestream and follow Insider's live coverage of the historic event. Visit Business Insider's homepage for more stories. The House of Represe...
Tags: Apple, Google, Amazon, Facebook, Politics, New York, News, Instagram, Maryland, Supreme Court, Congress, California, Washington, Kentucky, Senate, White House


'The wrath of Mark': Never-before-seen messages show Instagram's cofounders felt intimidated by Mark Zuckerberg to sell their company for $1 billion (FB)

Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg was among the powerful tech executives who testified Wednesday in front of lawmakers regarding their companies' potential antitrust violations. During the hearing, never-before-seen messages were made public detailing why the cofounders of Instagram, Kevin Systrom and Mike Krieger, felt compelled to sell their app to Facebook in 2012. Systrom and early Instagram investor Matt Cohler discussed what to tell Zuckerberg about the photo app's future plans. In the text e...
Tags: Amazon, Facebook, Mark Zuckerberg, Instagram, US, Trends, House, Kevin Systrom, Mike Krieger, Zuckerberg, Mark, Apple Google, Facebook Google, Facebook CEO, Matt Cohler, David Cicilline


Chairman of House antitrust subcommittee calls for Facebook to be broken up after big tech hearing: 'classic monopoly behavior' (FB)

At Wednesday's big tech antitrust hearing, lawmakers grilled Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg about the company's acquisitions of Instagram and WhatsApp as part of an investigation into possible monopolistic practices. Text messages and internal emails unveiled during the hearing showed how Zuckerberg viewed both apps as competitors that could harm Facebook's business, and saw their acquisitions partly as an attempt to "neutralize" them. The hearing, part of the House Judiciary's antitrust subcomm...
Tags: Google, Amazon, Facebook, Mark Zuckerberg, Instagram, Congress, US, Trends, House, Kevin Systrom, Zuckerberg, Jim Jordan, Apple Google, Apple Amazon, David Cicilline, Cicilline


Microsoft paused ad spending on Facebook and Instagram over concerns about 'inappropriate content' (MSFT, FB)

Microsoft has paused advertising spending on Facebook and Instagram, Axios reported Monday.  The news comes to protest the way the company moderates hate speech. Microsoft is not participating in the boycott, according to Axios, but is concerned about the content that its ads could appear next to on the social networks. Microsoft has yet to respond to a request to confirm the report. Are you a Microsoft employee? Contact this reporter via encrypted messaging app Signal (+1-425-344-8242) or e...
Tags: Facebook, Instagram, Microsoft, Satya Nadella, US, Trends, Pepsico, Signal, Chris Capossela, Axios, Coca Cola Starbucks, MSFT FB, Instagram Axios, Business Inisder Facebook


Facebook buys GIPHY, the popular GIF-hosting platform

Facebook has just bought the popular GIF hosting platform GIPHY. In a blog post, GIPHY said it will be integrated into the Instagram team. While both companies have confirmed the deal, they haven’t disclosed the amount. A report by Axios suggests Facebook bough GIPHY for $400 million. GIPHY’s API is quite popular amongst social networks. Facebook already uses it in its other products such as Messenger and WhatsApp for GIF search. Twitter also uses GIPHY’s services for its GIF search feature. In ...
Tags: Startups, Facebook, Instagram, Giphy, Vishal Shah, Axios, Hard Fork


Michelle Obama will host an Instagram video series following college students as they navigate the challenges of higher education (FB)

Michelle Obama will have a series on IGTV, Instagram's video platform, starting later this month. The series, "A Year of Firsts," will be about showing inspiring stories of first-year college students. The Obamas have been involved in media ventures since leaving office in 2016, and their production company Higher Ground has deals with Spotify and Netflix. Visit Business Insider's homepage for more stories. Michelle Obama can now add "Instagram star" to her resume, after announcing that she w...
Tags: Spotify, Instagram, Obama, White House, US, America, Trends, Joe Biden, Netflix, Michelle Obama, Cnbc, Obamas, ATTN, Axios, Spotify ATTN, Geoff Yang


Report Shows ‘Extensive’ Russian Effort To Suppress The Black Vote On Social Media

Russian internet trolls’ “most prolific” endeavor to influence the 2016 election was their effort to use social media to target black Americans, who they then sought to discourage from voting, a new report assembled for the Senate Intelligence Committee found. The analysis, first reported on by the New York Times Monday and published in full by Axios, said that the American Black community was targeted “extensively” with “dozens” of Facebook Pages or Instagram accounts, compared with just one...
Tags: Facebook, News, Instagram, Facebook Pages, Congress, Senate, Russia, America, Social Media, Hillary Clinton, New York Times, Columbia University, Ira, Kremlin, Naacp, Donald Trump


The top 10 startups from Y Combinator’s Demo Day S18 Day 2

Fifty-nine startups took the stage at Y Combinator’s Demo Day 2, and among the highlights were a company that helps developers manage in-app subscriptions; a service that lets you create animojis from real photos; and a surplus medical equipment-reselling platform. Oh… and there was also a company that’s developed an entirely new kind of life form using e coli bacteria. So yeah, that’s happening. Based on some investor buzz and what caught TechCrunch’s eye, these are our top picks from the secon...
Tags: Amazon, Android, Startups, TC, Facebook, Lyft, Uber, Y Combinator, Accelerator, Nordstrom, Instagram, Indonesia, China, Tech, Harvard, Canada


The top 10 startups from Y Combinator’s Demo Day S’18 Day 2

59 startups took the stage at Y Combinator’s Demo Day 2  and among the highlights were a company that helps developers manage in-app subscriptions; a service that lets you create animojis from real photos; and a surplus medical equipment reselling platform. Oh… and there was also a company that’s developed an entirely new kind of life form using e coli bacteria. So yeah, that’s happening. Based on some investor buzz and what caught TechCrunch’s eye, these are our picks from the second day of Y C...
Tags: Amazon, Android, TC, Facebook, Lyft, Uber, Y Combinator, Nordstrom, Instagram, Indonesia, China, Christmas, Social Media, Tech, Snapchat, Software


Meet the campaigners who say they will stop at nothing in their quest to break up Facebook

Campaign group Freedom from Facebook protested at a congressional hearing this week by holding up an image of Mark Zuckerberg and Sheryl Sandberg as a two-headed octopus. It was a stunt designed to raise awareness for Freedom from Facebook's mission to break up Facebook and make it more accountable. Organiser Sarah Miller said the group plans to fight Facebook for as long as it takes to bring about change, telling Business Insider that the health of democracy depends on it. Freedom from Facebo...
Tags: Google, Facebook, Mark Zuckerberg, Instagram, Congress, China, US, Trends, Eu, Silicon Valley, Sheryl Sandberg, Federal Trade Commission, Giphy, Ftc, Zuckerberg, Miller


We Went Inside Ivanka Trump HQ & Things Are COMPLICATED

On the 23rd floor of Trump Tower sits the office of Ivanka Trump, the first daughter’s eponymous lifestyle brand. The office is awash in the brand’s soft pink and neutral hues: white couches, rose pillows, scented candles. Framed photos of Ivanka adorn the walls: There’s one where's she's sitting at a desk with her son; in another she is alone looking contemplative and steely, her legs up on a conference table; then one that came from a magazine shoot, Ivanka on a ladder overlooking the city dr...
Tags: Amazon, Nordstrom, Fashion, Music, New York, Texas, Instagram, Congress, White House, New York City, America, Fox, Diane Von Furstenberg, Kate Spade, Zappos, Donna Karan


Will Ivanka Trump's Brand Be Even Bigger Without Ivanka? (It's Complicated)

On the 23rd floor of Trump Tower sits the office of Ivanka Trump, the first daughter’s eponymous lifestyle brand. The office is awash in the brand’s soft pink and neutral hues: white couches, rose pillows, scented candles. Framed photos of Ivanka adorn the walls: There’s one where's she's sitting at a desk with her son; in another she is alone looking contemplative and steely, her legs up on a conference table; then one that came from a magazine shoot, Ivanka on a ladder overlooking the city dr...
Tags: Amazon, Nordstrom, Fashion, Music, New York, Texas, Instagram, Congress, White House, New York City, America, Fox, Diane Von Furstenberg, Kate Spade, Zappos, Donna Karan



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