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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...
Tags: Apple, Google, Amazon, Facebook, Florida, Politics, New York, Texas, News, Instagram, Maryland, Supreme Court, Congress, California, Washington, Kentucky


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


Dunkin' stole Starbucks' crown as king of social media in 2020, with TikTok stars, purple drinks, and coffee-scented candles

Dunkin' debuted bedding this year as one of its many unexpected launches. Dunkin' Dunkin' took over social media in 2020, from its collaboration with trendy candle brand Homesick to a drink named after TikTok star Charli D'Amelio.  Drayton Martin, Dunkin's vice president of brand stewardship, told Business Insider that the chain wants to do things that made people say: "Wow, I didn't expect that from Dunkin'."  "We have made an extremely focused effort on puncturing perceptions of ...
Tags: Instagram, Boston, Massachusetts, US, Trends, Ubs, Starbucks, New England, Business Insider, Donuts, John Gordon, Martin, Arby, McDonald, Gordon, Dunkin


G Herbo’s Baby Mama Ari Fletcher Named As Witness in Rapper’s Federal Case

After the news broke that G Herbo in his federal fraud case, the rapper’s lawyer revealed new details regarding the case, including the fact that his fiancée Taina is four months pregnant with his child, and Ari Fletcher—the mother of his 2-year-old son Yosohn—is a witness in the case. Jason Meisner of the Chicago Tribune was at the court proceeding, held via Zoom, and reported on what was revealed during the hearing. “Prosecutors also identified one of the witnesses in the case as a woman wit...
Tags: New York, Celebs, Instagram, Massachusetts, Hip Hop, New Jersey, Pop Culture, Jazz, Jamaica, Chicago Tribune, Wright, Ari, Meisner, James Lawson, Jason Meisner, Taina


The rise of Kevin Systrom, who founded Instagram 10 years ago and built it into one of the most popular apps in the world

Instagram founder Kevin Systrom. Chris Saucedo/Getty Images for SXSW Kevin Systrom launched Instagram in 2010. The Massachusetts-born Stanford University grad created the app because of his love of photography.  The photo-sharing app has since become a global sensation, amassing over a billion users and making Systrom a billionaire. Systrom led Instagram until 2018, when he suddenly departed Facebook, Instagram's parent company.  The New York Times reported last month that Systrom was rece...
Tags: Google, Facebook, Apps, Mark Zuckerberg, Twitter, Instagram, Stanford, Boston, Massachusetts, New York City, US, San Francisco, Trends, Tech, Features, David


An entire generation of new voters are on TikTok, but Biden and Trump are neglecting them

Despite its potential to reach a generation of voters, Trump and Biden have steered clear of TikTok. Olivier Douliery/AFP via Getty Images; Drew Angerer/Getty Images; Shayanne Gal/Business Insider As a possible ban still looms over TikTok’s growing user base, discussions about politics exist on nearly every corner of the video-based app. But absent from these political discussions often are the candidates themselves, like President Donald Trump and Democratic nominee Joe Biden, whose campa...
Tags: Google, Amazon, Facebook, Politics, New York, Instagram, Congress, Senate, White House, China, Massachusetts, US, Trends, Walmart, Joe Biden, Getty Images


Meet the modern Kennedy family: The most prominent members of America's most famous political dynasty

Phillip Faraone/Getty Images The Kennedy family has been a prominent name in US politics for over a century.  The younger Kennedys are a mix of people in the family business of politics, as well as authors, actors, socialites, and journalists.  Meet some of the most prominent Kennedy family members who have been making headlines in recent years. Visit Business Insider's homepage for more stories. Joe Kennedy III is the most prominent modern Kennedy in politics. Rep. Joe Kennedy ...
Tags: Japan, Politics, England, New York, Hollywood, Instagram, Entertainment, Congress, California, Washington Post, Life, Massachusetts, New York City, Brown University, US, America


How comedian and UFC commentator Joe Rogan became the world's highest-paid podcaster

Joe Rogan's podcast made $30 million last year. Jeff Bottari/Zuffa LLC/Zuffa LLC via Getty Images Joe Rogan's wildly popular podcast, "The Joe Rogan Experience," is now available on Spotify — and it's already stirring up controversy.  In the past week, Rogan has been accused of making transphobic comments and spreading misinformation about the Oregon wildfires on his podcast. Rogan's multiyear licensing deal with Spotify, first announced in May, is worth more than $100 million, per The...
Tags: Apple, Spotify, Elon Musk, Florida, Instagram, Podcasts, Nbc, Robert Downey Jr, Youtube, Oregon, Life, Boston, Massachusetts, New York City, Africa, US


The big picture: hard times in Pittsfield, Massachusetts

Gregory Crewdson’s meticulously staged landscapes explore post-industrial decline in small-town AmericaGregory Crewdson’s photographs understood social distancing before it became reality. His landscapes, which have a broken-down, apocalyptic cast, usually include a few figures, set adrift in different ways, apparently unable to connect with one another, or with the place in which they find themselves. Redemption Center is the first of a series of 16 taken between 2018 and 2019 on the edge of a ...
Tags: Photography, Massachusetts, Americas, Culture, Art and design, Yale University, Crewdson, Pittsfield, Gregory Crewdson, Pittsfield Massachusetts, Art and design books, Redemption Center, AmericaGregory Crewdson


Comedian Ziwe Fumudoh on 5 lessons she's learned from breaking into the world of comedy, and her best advice for aspiring performers

Ziwe Fumudoh is a creative and comedian based in New York who runs her own Instagram live comedy show. Corbin Chase Ziwe Fumudoh is a 28-year-old comedian, writer, and performer based in Brooklyn, New York. She's the creator and host of a weekly Instagram Live comedy show where she interviews controversial guests, like Alison Roman, Alyssa Milano, and Rose McGowan, and "baits" them with race-related questions to expose their biases. Fumudoh began her comedy career as an intern for Comedy C...
Tags: Comedy, New York, Celebrities, Instagram, Massachusetts, Alyssa Milano, Los Angeles, Trends, Strategy, Racism, Hillary Clinton, Showtime, Illinois, Bet, Nordic, Northwestern University


MIT engineers develop a totally flat fisheye lens that could make wide-angle cameras easier to produce

Engineers at MIT, in partnership with the University of Massachusetts at Lowell, have devised a way to build a camera lens that avoids the typical spherical curve of ultra-wide-angle glass, while still providing true optical fisheye distortion. The fisheye lens is relatively specialist, producing images that can cover as wide an area as 180 degrees or more, but they can be very costly to produce, and are typically heavy, large lenses that aren’t ideal for use on small cameras like those found on...
Tags: TC, Gadgets, Science, Hardware, Massachusetts, Tech, Smartphones, Mit, Glass, Optics, Lenses, Science and Technology, Lowell, University of Massachusetts, Fisheye Lens, Imaging


The rise of Kevin Systrom, the cofounder and former CEO of Instagram who's rumored to be a candidate to lead TikTok

Instagram founder Kevin Systrom. Chris Saucedo/Getty Images for SXSW Kevin Systrom launched Instagram in 2010. The Massachusetts-born Stanford University grad created the app because of his love of photography.  The photo-sharing app has since become a global sensation, amassing over a billion users and making Systrom a billionaire. Systrom led Instagram until 2018, when he suddenly departed Facebook, Instagram's parent company.  Now, he may be in the running to take over as TikTok CEO, ac...
Tags: Google, Facebook, Apps, Mark Zuckerberg, Twitter, Instagram, Stanford, Boston, Massachusetts, New York City, US, San Francisco, Trends, Tech, Features, David


The rise of Kevin Systrom, the cofounder and former CEO of Instagram who's reportedly one possible candidate to be TikTok's next CEO

Instagram founder Kevin Systrom. Chris Saucedo/Getty Images for SXSW Kevin Systrom launched Instagram in 2010. The Massachusetts-born Stanford University grad created the app because of his love of photography.  The photo-sharing app has since become a global sensation, amassing over a billion users and making Systrom a billionaire. Systrom led Instagram until 2018, when he suddenly departed Facebook, Instagram's parent company.  Now, he may be in the running to take over as TikTok CEO, ac...
Tags: Google, Facebook, Apps, Mark Zuckerberg, Twitter, Instagram, Stanford, Boston, Massachusetts, New York City, US, San Francisco, Trends, Tech, Features, David


The big picture: a tender family moment with JFK

A candid shot of the young senator by Life magazine’s Ed Clark portrayed him as a man to lead a new generation into a new decadeEd Clark, a Life magazine staff photographer, was commissioned to photograph the Kennedy family at home in Georgetown in 1958. JFK was campaigning to be elected to a second term as Massachusetts’s senator and, if successful, there were strong rumours that he would make a run for the presidency in 1960. After several days taking pictures of husband and wife, Clark asked ...
Tags: Books, Photography, Massachusetts, Americas, Culture, Art and design, John F Kennedy, Jfk, Jack, Kennedy, Life Magazine, Clark, Georgetown, Caroline, Ed Clark, Art and design books


Joe Biden's VP pick Kamala Harris has held prominent roles in California politics since 2004. Here are the tech moguls and A-list Hollywood bigwigs who have supported her over the years.

On August 11, Joe Biden picked Kamala Harris as his choice for vice president on his 2020 ticket. Harris, a Democratic senator for California, has also held positions as district attorney for San Francisco and attorney general for the state. She has homes in both LA and San Francisco. California Gov. Gavin Newsom campaigned for Harris in Iowa in December 2019. Forbes reported that an overwhelming majority of her 2019 donors came from California and she unsurprisingly has a fan base in the two...
Tags: Apple, Facebook, Hollywood, Shonda Rhimes, Jobs, Instagram, Nbc, California, Steve Jobs, Ebay, Aaron Sorkin, La, Stanford, Senate, Massachusetts, Politico


Cannabis VC Karan Wadhera on why the industry, which took a hit last year, is now quietly blazing

Early last year, excitement over the burgeoning cannabis industry was palpable in Silicon Valley, with a small number of venture firms writing their first checks to cannabis-related startups. Among them is the cross-border venture firm DCM, which even hosted an “inaugural” cannabis “tech summit” in May 2019 that drew so many investors that finding a seat was difficult. Yet the buzz began to fade soon after, owing to a confluence of events, including a bubble in publicly traded cannabis companies...
Tags: Startups, TC, Facebook, New York, Instagram, Congress, Massachusetts, E-commerce, Cannabis, Silicon Valley, Biden, DCM, Snoop Dogg, Eaze, Casa Verde, Drug Enforcement Agency


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


Landscape & Nature, Dr. Paul Hetzel’s Second Calling

Dr. Paul Hetzel wasn't always a landscape & nature photographer. He retired from a medical oncology practice in Springfield, MA, and found his second calling. He and I talked about the power of printing one's own photography and how he has found a wonderful group of fellow photographers in the Photo Arts Xchange, an event hosted by Connecticut photographer, Steve Sherman. Another important point that Dr. Hetzel makes in our chat is the importance of looking in one's own backyard for “travel” ph...
Tags: Photography, Podcast, Interviews, Massachusetts, Digital Photography, Connecticut, Sony, Nikon, Landscape Photography, Landscape Photographer, Home Middle Right, Nature Photography, Springfield, Avon Connecticut, Seshu, Springfield MA


Elizabeth Warren, big tech’s sworn foe, drops out of 2020 race

After a campaign characterized by early stratospheric highs and devastating recent lows, Massachusetts senator Elizabeth Warren has dropped out of the 2020 Democratic race. Warren vaulted to the top of the contest in mid-2019, attracting attention and support by rolling out early, thoughtful plans for a myriad of campaign issues. That included tackling the recent hot button conversation around regulating big technology companies head on. The position was so central to her platform that Warren...
Tags: Google, Amazon, TC, Facebook, Mark Zuckerberg, Instagram, Washington Post, Government, Massachusetts, Elizabeth Warren, Tech, Joe Biden, Policy, Regulation, Atlantic, Warren


Democrats Left Joe Biden for Dead. Then They Decided He Was Their Savior

It’s a common refrain in electoral politics that Democrats fall in love and Republicans fall in line. But that axiom appears to have been dispensed with on Tuesday night, when several states voted for the candidate they and their party leaders best felt could do the one task they’re desperate for come November: beat Donald Trump. Former Vice President Joe Biden racked up a series of dramatic wins on Super Tuesday, starting with Virginia and sweeping through several other states, including Alabam...
Tags: Florida, Texas, Beyonce, News, Instagram, Minnesota, California, Virginia, Massachusetts, New York City, Alabama, Bloomberg, Joe Biden, Tennessee, House, Warren


The Photos That Ended Child Labor in the US: See the “Social Photography” of Lewis Hine (1911)

The average person believes implicitly that the photograph cannot falsify. Of course, you and I know that this unbounded faith in the integrity of the photograph is often rudely shaken, for, while photographs may not lie, liars may photograph.  —Lewis Wickes Hine, “Social Photography: How the Camera May Help in the Social Uplift” (1909) Long before Brandon Stanton’s wildly popular Humans of New York project tapped into the public’s capacity for compassion by combining photos of his subje...
Tags: Google, Photography, New York, College, Kentucky, Life, Massachusetts, US, History, Pennsylvania, United States, Maine, Louisiana, Baltimore, Dorothea Lange, Tony


Peloton instructors become Instagram stars, the influencer PR power list, and a TikTok famous cat

Welcome to this week's Influencer Dashboard newsletter! As you likely know, this is Amanda Perelli, and I'll be briefing you on what's new in the business of influencers and creators. First up, my colleague Dan Whateley and I highlighted the top 14 PR pros and publicists for YouTube creators, Instagram influencers, and other digital stars. With the rise of social-media influencers, top public relations firms have developed digital departments and now work with popular creators, particularly hel...
Tags: Google, Amazon, Facebook, New York, Instagram, Youtube, Germany, Boston, Massachusetts, Trends, Tesla, Sprint, Benefit Cosmetics, Ken Burns, Honda, Hulu


The life and rise of Kevin Systrom, Instagram's former CEO who shocked Facebook by quitting 6 years after selling his company to Mark Zuckerberg for $1 billion (FB)

Kevin Systrom launched Instagram in 2010.  The Massachusetts-born Stanford University grad created the app because of his love of photography.  The photo-sharing app has since become a global sensation, amassing over a billion users and making Systrom a billionaire. Systrom led Instagram until 2018, when he suddenly departed Facebook, Instagram's parent company.  Visit Business Insider's homepage for more stories. Instagram grew out of Kevin Systrom's love of photography. The app, which has ...
Tags: Apple, Google, Facebook, Mark Zuckerberg, Instagram, Steve Jobs, Stanford, Boston, Massachusetts, Trends, Pope Francis, Vatican, Ben Horowitz, Jack Dorsey, Fast Company, Kevin Systrom


The 21 most influential digital creators based in New York who rule Instagram, YouTube, and other social-media platforms

Business Insider is recognizing the leading digital stars who live and create content around the Greater New York City area. We are highlighting these 21 top creators based on audience size, creativity, and their impact on the influencer business as a whole. These New York-based creators run successful digital businesses across platforms like YouTube, Instagram, and TikTok. Click here for more BI Prime stories. Los Angeles often takes center stage when it comes to the influencer world. Headli...
Tags: Facebook, Nordstrom, New York, Beyonce, Instagram, Minnesota, Adobe, Rihanna, NYC, Youtube, La, Massachusetts, New York City, Digital, US, Los Angeles


Responsive Leadership: Needed Now More Than Ever

THE leadership question is top of mind for many people here in the United States and throughout the world. The idea that leaders are trustworthy, honest, and can be relied on to operate in the best interest of the public, the employee, the student, the parishioner, or even the shareholder has been shattered. No matter what industry or organizational structure—business, politics, nonprofit, religious, entertainment or sports—examples abound where leaders have violated their trusted role and expe...
Tags: Facebook, Leadership, Instagram, Massachusetts, United States, Board, Leadership Development, Wheelock College, Mark Sanborn, Jackie Jenkins Scott, Dimock Community Health Center, Jenkins Scott, Board of Directors of Century Bank, National Board of Jumpstart Jenkins Scott


Trump’s Approval Rating Far Higher Among Men: Campaign Update

(Bloomberg) -- The gender gap in President Donald Trump’s approval rating is a massive 19 percentage points in a new poll.An 7 News/Emerson College poll of registered voters nationwide found 57% of men approved of the job he is doing as president, while only 38% of women approved.That is even higher than the 11 point gender gap in exit polls conducted in the 2016 election, which is tied with 1996 for the largest since 1980, according to the Center for the American Woman and Politics at Rutgers U...
Tags: New York, News, Instagram, California, Massachusetts, New York City, Elizabeth Warren, Bloomberg, Joe Biden, New Hampshire, Iowa, Fairfield, Manchester, Nevada, Donald Trump, Bloomberg LP



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