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Mark Zuckerberg says Facebook has asked the Biden administration about helping with the COVID-19 vaccine response

President-elect Joe Biden, left, and Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg. Reuters/Alan Freed; Tom Williams/CQ Roll Call Mark Zuckerberg said in a livestreamed interview with Dr. Anthony Fauci that Facebook had been in touch with the incoming Biden administration about how it might help with the coronavirus response. Zuckerberg said Facebook was planning a "push around authoritative information on vaccines," though he did not elaborate on what this would look like. The Financial Times reported las...
Tags: Facebook, Mark Zuckerberg, Instagram, Trends, Joe Biden, Pfizer, Vaccine, Biden, Anthony Fauci, Financial Times, Ahmed, Zuckerberg, Misinformation, Tom Williams, Tech Insider, Moderna


TikTok’s epic rise and stumble

TikTok’s rise in the West is unprecedented for any Chinese tech company, and so is the amount of attention it has attracted from politicians worldwide. Below is a timeline of how TikTok grew from what some considered another “copycat” short video app to global dominance and eventually became a target of the U.S. government. 2012-2017: The emergence of TikTok These years were a period of fast growth for ByteDance, the Beijing-based parent company behind TikTok. Originally launched in Chin...
Tags: Apple, Google, TC, Facebook, Asia, Instagram, Microsoft, Entertainment, Navy, California, Washington, Government, China, America, Tech, Walmart


10 things in tech you need to know today

U.S. President-elect Joe Biden speaks to the media after receiving a briefing from the transition COVID-19 advisory board on November 09, 2020 at the Queen Theater in Wilmington, Delaware. Mr. Biden spoke about how his administration would respond to the coronavirus pandemic. Joe Raedle/Getty Images Good morning! This is the tech news you need to know this Monday. Sign up here to get this email in your inbox every morning.Have an Amazon Alexa device? Listen to this update by searching "Busi...
Tags: Google, Amazon, Facebook, Instagram, Trends, Godaddy, Joe Biden, Fbi, Larry Page, Sergey Brin, Biden, Sundar Pichai, Nordic, Wilmington Delaware, Twitter Facebook, Amazon Alexa


Facebook, Instagram Will Switch White House Accounts From Trump to Biden on Jan. 20

President Trump still refuses to publicly acknowledge that he lost the 2020 election, but in any event he and his administration will lose access to the White House accounts on Facebook and Instagram in less than two months. Facebook confirmed that as of Jan. 20, 2021, when president-elect Joe Biden is sworn in as the […]
Tags: Facebook, News, Instagram, White House, Joe Biden, Biden, Donald Trump, Trump, Facebook Instagram Will Switch White House


Chicago Mayor Lori Lightfoot knows there's 'COVID fatigue' in peoples' response to the virus. But letting your guard down now could be a matter of 'life and death,' she says.

Chicago's Mayor Lori Lightfoot arrives at a University of Chicago initiative event for the science in Chicago, Illinois, on July 23, 2020. REUTERS/Kamil Krzaczynski Chicago Mayor Lori Lightfoot spoke to Insider on Thursday about her city's response to COVID-19.  She admitted people have experienced "COVID fatigue" in recent weeks, but urged people not to gather on Thanksgiving.  She said the decision not to gather for the November holiday is a matter of "life and death." Visit Business...
Tags: Health, Politics, Science, News, Instagram, US, Trends, Joe Biden, Chicago, United States, University Of Chicago, Biden, Centers For Disease Control And Prevention, Chicago Illinois, Lori Lightfoot, Lightfoot


Inside ESPN's exit from dedicated esports coverage and what it means for media

ReKTGlobal Hi, this is Amanda Perelli. Welcome back to Insider Influencers, our weekly rundown on the influencer and creator economy. Sign up for the newsletter here.When live sports paused in March, sports-media outlets like ESPN looked to esports to fill some of the gaps.The network covered championships, livestreaming contests on Twitch, and expanded into general gaming coverage.So, some ESPN staffers were shocked when they were told earlier this month that the company was shutting down...
Tags: Amazon, Media, Instagram, Youtube, Advertising, Los Angeles, Trends, Sydney, Espn, Biden, Esports, Influencers, HARRIS, Dan, Lisa Frank, Ashley Rodriguez


'This isn't a game': Michelle Obama rips into Trump for refusing to concede and says he put her family in danger with 'racist lies'

Erika Goldring/Getty Images The former first lady Michelle Obama issued a direct call Monday for President Donald Trump to concede the 2020 election and allow for a peaceful transfer of power. In an Instagram post, Obama opened up about her personal struggles with welcoming the Trumps to the White House on Inauguration Day in 2017. "Donald Trump had spread racist lies about my husband that put my family in danger," she wrote in the post. "But I knew that, for the sake of the country, I ha...
Tags: Politics, Instagram, Obama, White House, US, Trends, Joe Biden, Transition, Michelle Obama, Biden, Donald Trump, Trump, Erika Goldring Getty, Jake Lahut, Michelle Obama @michelleobama Donald Trump


Goldman Sachs' cohead of investment banking is leaving. Here's everything that's been going on inside the powerhouse Wall Street bank.

Goldman Sachs CEO David Solomon. Getty Images Goldman Sachs has been going through some massive changes under CEO David Solomon.It's taken big steps involving transparency and inclusion to change up its culture. After its first-ever investor day in early 2020, the firm is looking to execute on targets including multi-year cost-cutting plans. And it's making big pushes into businesses like wealth management and consumer banking. Solomon has also been interested in reducing the number of part...
Tags: London, Instagram, White House, Virginia, Trends, General Motors, Bloomberg, Michael Dell, Ubs, Silicon Valley, Goldman Sachs, Salt Lake City, Biden, Goldman, KKR, Blackstone


Inside Goldman Sachs' 2020 partner class: here's how one of the most elite clubs on Wall Street is transforming

Goldman Sachs CEO David Solomon. Getty Images Goldman Sachs has been going through some massive changes under CEO David Solomon.It's taken big steps involving transparency and inclusion to change up its culture. After its first-ever investor day in early 2020, the firm is looking to execute on targets including multi-year cost-cutting plans. And it's making big pushes into businesses like wealth management and consumer banking. Solomon has also been interested in reducing the number of part...
Tags: London, Instagram, White House, Virginia, Trends, General Motors, Bloomberg, Ubs, Silicon Valley, Goldman Sachs, Salt Lake City, Biden, Goldman, KKR, Blackstone, Wall Street Journal


This Week in Apps: Conservative apps surge, Instagram redesigned, TikTok gets ghosted

Welcome back to This Week in Apps, the TechCrunch series that recaps the latest OS news, the applications they support and the money that flows through it all. The app industry is as hot as ever, with   204 billion downloads and $120 billion in consumer spending in 2019. People are now spending three hours and 40 minutes per day using apps, rivaling TV. Apps aren’t just a way to pass idle hours — they’re a big business. In 2019, mobile-first companies had a   $544 billion valuation, 6.5x higher ...
Tags: Apple, Ios, Google, Android, Mobile, Facebook, Apps, Hbo, Instagram, China, Nigeria, Time, Disney, US, Samsung, Tech


Goldman Sachs just named 60 new partners. Here's everything that's been going on inside the Wall Street bank.

Goldman Sachs CEO David Solomon. Getty Images Goldman Sachs has been going through some massive changes under CEO David Solomon.It's taken big steps involving transparency and inclusion to change up its culture. After its first-ever investor day in early 2020, the firm is looking to execute on targets including multi-year cost-cutting plans. And it's making big pushes into businesses like wealth management and consumer banking. Solomon has also been interested in reducing the number of part...
Tags: London, Instagram, Wall Street, White House, Virginia, Trends, General Motors, Bloomberg, Ubs, Dallas, Goldman Sachs, Salt Lake City, Biden, Goldman, KKR, Blackstone


Pro-Trump Christian evangelical ‘prophets’ apologise for getting election result wrong

In the run up to the presidential elections, a number of evangelical Christian leaders had forecast a clear win for Donald Trump – and they are now having to apologise for “missing the prophecy” after Joe Biden was named president-elect. Californian pastor Kris Vallotton apologised to Mr Biden directly on Instagram, stating that "you're my president" similar to the way Mr Trump and Barack Obama were “his presidents”.
Tags: News, Instagram, Barack Obama, Joe Biden, Biden, Donald Trump, Trump, Kris Vallotton


Jeff Bezos congratulates president-elect Biden, saying Americans 'proved again our democracy is strong'

Jeff Bezos (right) talks to Donald Trump (left) at a White House technology roundtable in 2017. REUTERS/Carlos Barria Jeff Bezos congratulated Joe Biden and Kamala Harris on their Presidential win Saturday.  In an Instagram post, the Amazon founder said President Trump's loss proves "unity, empathy, and decency are not characteristics of a bygone era." Biden's win is likely a mixed result for Amazon, which stands to lose from Democratic-led regulation, but has also dealt with very public a...
Tags: Amazon, Politics, Instagram, Microsoft, Congress, Washington Post, Senate, White House, US, Trends, Joe Biden, House, Paris, Bill Gates, Postal Service, Jeff Bezos


This is the message Facebook and Instagram will display when a presidential election winner is projected

Tasos Katopodis/Getty Images, Drew Angerer/Getty Images Notifications on Facebook and Instagram will name the projected presidential winner once most major media outlets have picked either Donald Trump or Joe Biden, Facebook announced Thursday night. Messages will run across the top of both platforms, and labels on posts from both Trump and Biden will include the name of the projected winner, Facebook said. Facebook, which owns Instagram, is awaiting projections from the decision desks of...
Tags: Facebook, Mark Zuckerberg, Technology, Instagram, US, Trends, Social Media, Tech, Joe Biden, Associated Press, Biden, Election, Donald Trump, Trump, Election 2020, Tech Insider


Close US election results plunge social media into nightmare misinformation scenario

When Trump spoke early Wednesday morning, it became clear which long-dreaded election scenario an anxious nation was on the cusp of. “This is a fraud on the American public,” Trump said in remarks delivered from the White House, mixing his campaign with the presidency. “We were getting ready to win this election. Frankly, we did win this election.” Trump’s claim of victory is false — votes are still being counted in a close race — but they heralded his campaign’s intention to work the misinforma...
Tags: TC, Facebook, Twitter, Instagram, Government, White House, US, Tech, Pennsylvania, Arizona, Fox News, Michigan, Biden, Trump, Misinformation, Facebook Twitter


Facebook and Instagram notifications warn US users there’s no winner yet in presidential election

Facebook and Instagram are running notifications in their respective apps informing U.S. users that the winner of the 2020 U.S. presidential election has not yet been determined. In large pop-ups appearing at the top of the Facebook and Instagram News Feeds, the notification states that “Votes Are Being Counted” and directs users to other in-app election resources. Both apps are using the same language for their respective notifications: “The winner of the 2020 U.S. Presidential Election h...
Tags: Social, TC, Facebook, Apps, Instagram, US, Social Media, Tech, United States, News Feed, President, Vice President, Biden, Caching, Presidential Election, Mobile Software


Facebook and Instagram notifications warn U.S. users there’s no winner yet in Presidential Election

Facebook and Instagram are running notifications in their respective apps informing U.S. users that the winner of the 2020 U.S. Presidential Election has not yet been determined. In large pop-ups appearing at the top of the Facebook and Instagram News Feeds, the notification states that “Votes Are Being Counted” and directs users to other in-app election resources. Both apps are using the same language for their respective notifications: “The winner of the 2020 U.S. Presidential Election h...
Tags: Travel, Social, TC, Facebook, Apps, Instagram, Social Media, United States, News Feed, President, Vice President, Biden, Caching, Presidential Election, Mobile Software, Facebook Applications


I see Matt Yglesias is doing a sunrise picture... but it's for politics, not, apparently, for any love of nature.

“I have the happiness to know that it is a rising and not a setting sun.” pic.twitter.com/tKtzHmJ2gO— Matthew Yglesias (@mattyglesias) November 2, 2020 I've got 2 poetry posts this morning, and I thought Yglesias's quote might be another poem... Maya Angelou, perhaps? But, no, it's Benjamin Franklin: On the last day of the Constitutional Convention in Philadelphia, Benjamin Franklin observed that he had often wondered whether the design on the president's chair depicted a rising or a setting s...
Tags: Photography, Law, America, Reagan, Metaphor, Sunrise, Philadelphia, Benjamin Franklin, Biden, Maya Angelou, Trump, Matt Yglesias, Matthew Yglesias, Yglesias, Lake Mendota, Ann Althouse


Facebook giving preferential treatment to pro-Trump users, conservatives: Report

Facebook let associates of US president Donald Trump, including his son Donald Trump Jr., post misinformation on its platform during the final months of the presidential election campaign, and did not take proportionate action against these users to avoid being accused of “anti-conservative” bias, reported the Washington Post. The revelations come after months of accusations by Republican leadership that Facebook is biased against their party, and only days after these accusations were aired in ...
Tags: Travel, Facebook, Mark Zuckerberg, Twitter, Post, New York Post, News, Instagram, Washington Post, Senate, India, BJP, Narendra Modi, US, Joe Biden, US Senate


How Kimberly Guilfoyle, the 'human Venus flytrap,' has groomed boyfriend Don Jr. into a political powerhouse and turned herself into a conservative star

Kimberly Guilfoyle at the virtual Republican National Convention on August 24. Chip Somodevilla/Getty Images Kimberly Guilfoyle, the former Fox News host, has ingratiated herself with the Trump family and become the female face of MAGA. Thanks in part to Guilfoyle's grooming, her boyfriend, Donald Trump Jr., has gone from just being Ivanka's brother to becoming one of his father's most ferocious right-hand men. A senior campaign advisor said he doesn't know "anybody outside of Hope Hicks o...
Tags: New York Post, Florida, New York, Instagram, Obama, California, Montana, White House, New York City, Court, America, San Francisco, Trends, Fox, Gop, Ireland


'Anticipate upside to Q3 results': Here's what 6 Wall Street analysts are saying about Facebook before its 3rd quarter earnings report

Photo Illustration by Rafael Henrique/SOPA Images/LightRocket via Getty Images Facebook is set to report third quarter earnings after the closing bell on Thursday.Analysts will be looking out for the tech giant's advertising revenue after many advertisers partially boycotted the platform this summer. Other investors are looking at Facebook's monthly active users after lockdown restrictions eased over the summer. Here's what six Wall Street analysts are saying ahead of the platform's earnin...
Tags: Google, Facebook, Instagram, Senate, Trends, Social Media, Markets, Bank Of America, Biden, Stock Market, Jack Dorsey, Stock, John Freeman, Sundar Pichai, Jpmorgan, Facebook Advertising


Jennifer Aniston urged her fans to vote but said it's 'not funny' to vote for Kanye West

Jennifer Aniston told her Instagram followers that she cast her ballot for Biden and Harris, and urged them to "be responsible" with their votes.
Tags: News, Instagram, Kanye West, Jennifer Aniston, Biden, HARRIS


It's the season of fading — click on your favorite view of fading.

A view, yesterday:     This morning, Real Clear Politics gives us our choice of which of 2 roads diverged in a woods you want to take to view the fading foliage:   Maybe we're all running out of steam and continuing to fade. After watching years of this presidential campaign, to be left with these 2 dismal candidates and — knowing they both have terrible problems — to resort to clicking on articles by partisan writers who promise to show readers that the other guy is fading. Pick one...
Tags: Photography, Law, Trees, Biden, King Kong, Maureen Dowd, Victor Davis Hanson, Ann Althouse, Trump 2020, Hunter Biden


Goldman Sachs is paying billions in fines over the 1MDB scandal and cutting exec pay. Here's what's been going on inside the bank.

Goldman Sachs CEO David Solomon. Getty Images Goldman Sachs has agreed to pay nearly $3 billion to settle a probe into its role in Malaysia's 1MDB corruption scandal, its Malaysia unit pleaded guilty to violating foreign bribery laws, and the firm is clawing back or cutting pay for executives including current CEO David Solomon.This all could help draw a line under a long saga that has for years dogged the storied Wall Street firm."We must continue to hold ourselves to the highest standards...
Tags: London, Instagram, White House, Virginia, Trends, General Motors, Bloomberg, Malaysia, Ubs, Goldman Sachs, Biden, Goldman, KKR, Blackstone, Wall Street Journal, Marcus


Goldman Sachs is paying billions in fines over the 1MDB scandal and clawing back exec pay. Here's what's been going on inside the bank.

Goldman Sachs CEO David Solomon. Getty Images Goldman Sachs has agreed to pay nearly $3 billion to settle a probe into its role in Malaysia's 1MDB corruption scandal, its Malaysia unit pleaded guilty to violating foreign bribery laws, and the firm is clawing back pay from executives including current CEO David Solomon.It's been a long saga that has for years dogged the storied Wall Street firm."We must continue to hold ourselves to the highest standards, and each of us has a vital role to p...
Tags: London, Instagram, White House, Virginia, Trends, General Motors, Bloomberg, Malaysia, Ubs, Goldman Sachs, Biden, Goldman, KKR, Blackstone, Wall Street Journal, Marcus


We Are Social’s Monday Mashup #512

Twitter takes a U-turn on blocking controversial New York Post storyEarlier last week, we witnessed the latest moves in the war on misinformation from Facebook and Twitter, who had limited the spread of a controversial New York Post article critical of Joe Biden. Both platforms questioned the validity of the article and the origins of the materials featured, which are thought to have been pulled from a computer that had been left by Biden’s son in a computer repair shop. However, it now appears ...
Tags: Apple, Facebook, Mark Zuckerberg, Twitter, New York Post, UK, Instagram, White House, Social Media, Seo, Joe Biden, Snapchat, Biden, Mashup, Lens, Competition and Markets Authority CMA


At the Wednesday Night Café...

... you can talk about whatever you want — including the 2 town halls that are about to begin, with Trump on NBC and Biden on ABC. [Author: [email protected] (Ann Althouse)]
Tags: Photography, Nbc, Law, Abc, Sunrise, Biden, Trump, Lake Mendota, Ann Althouse


Make Your Voice Heard (with Stephanie L. Young) – Episode 50 of Rants & Randomness

The conversation we have for you on Rants & Randomness this week is absolutely critical. Make sure you listen, share this episode, and get yourself a voting plan. This week, I’m talking to the brilliant Stephanie L. Young. Stephanie serves as chief officer for culture, communications, and media partnerships at When We All Vote, a nonpartisan voting initiative launched by Michelle Obama. Stephanie has years of communication experience in the public and private sectors with organizations such...
Tags: Podcast, Politics, Instagram, South Africa, Humor, Biden, Presidential Election, HARRIS, Stephanie, Obama White House, AME Church, Luvvie, Chicago Recording Company, Stephanie L Young, Stephanie L Young Stephanie, Michelle Obama Stephanie


Hands on with Telepath, the social network taking aim at abuse, fake news and, to some extent, ‘free speech’

There’s no doubt that modern social networks have let us down. Filled with hate speech and abuse, moderation and anti-abuse tools were an afterthought they’re now trying to cram in. Meanwhile, personalization engines deliver us only what will keep us engaged, even if it’s not the truth. Today, a number of new social networks are trying to flip the old model on its head — whether that’s attempting to use audio for more personal connections, like Clubhouse, eliminate clout chasing, like Twelv, or,...
Tags: TC, Mobile, Facebook, Apps, Instagram, Social Networking, Youtube, America, Social Media, Tech, New York Times, Quora, Reddit, Telegraph, Biden, The Washington Post


Inside the heated debate over TikTok rival Triller's user count

Photo Illustration by Rafael Henrique/SOPA Images/LightRocket via Getty Images Hi, this is Amanda Perelli. Welcome back to Insider Influencers, our weekly rundown on the influencer and creator economy. Sign up for the newsletter here.TikTok rival Triller has reported ever-increasing user numbers in the last year, but some former employees are wary of its figures.My colleague Dan Whateley spoke with six former Triller employees who pointed in particular to an October 2019 press release by t...
Tags: New York, Media, Instagram, Youtube, White House, Advertising, Trends, Star, Netflix, Chelsea, New Jersey, Sydney, Alexis Ohanian, The New York Times, Biden, Bestbuy



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