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SCOTT GALLOWAY: Palantir can wrap itself in the flag all it wants. The company is still a s----y business that has never made money in 17 years.

Galloway says Uncle Sam should be advising Palantir. Arnd Wiegmann/Reuters Scott Galloway is a bestselling author and professor of marketing at NYU Stern. The following is his recent blog post and video, republished with permission. It originally ran on his blog, "No Mercy / No Malice." Galloway critiques Palantir, a data management software company cofounded by Peter Thiel, ahead of its IPO scheduled for late September. He calls Palantir "the Rudy Giuliani of tech," saying that despite th...
Tags: Google, Amazon, Facebook, Mark Zuckerberg, Opinion, White House, US, America, Trends, Netflix, Tim Cook, Peter Thiel, New Orleans, Silicon Valley, Accenture, Biden

How an entire nation embraced toxic bleach as a COVID-19 miracle cure after a tide of misinformation that authorities couldn't counter

Danilo Balderrama/REUTERS; Samantha Lee/Business Insider In Bolivia, lawmakers are pushing through a bill legalizing a form of toxic bleach, chlorine dioxide, as a COVID-19 treatment despite opposition from the country's health ministry.  The substance is called Miracle Mineral Solution (MMS) by a network of alternative medicine advocates. Scientists and doctors say it has no medical value, and can be deadly. Across the country, reports are emerging of injuries and deaths of people consum...
Tags: Amazon, Facebook, Europe, Florida, Politics, Senate, Nbc News, US, Trends, Colombia, Mms, News UK, Switzerland, North America, Latin America, Bolivia

Meet Costco's multimillionaire cofounder Jim Sinegal, a Democrat megadonor who was only paid a third of the average CEO's salary during his time leading the wholesale retailer

Costco cofounder Jim Sinegal walks through a Costco store in 2012. SAUL LOEB/AFP via Getty Images Jim Sinegal cofounded Costco alongside Seattle attorney Jeff Brotman in 1983. Despite building one of the largest retail chains in America, Sinegal consistently earned less than other CEOs throughout his career at Costco and believes it's "wrong" for companies to have huge wage gaps between executives and other employees. Sinegal is a staunch Democrat, speaking on President Barack Obama's beha...
Tags: Google, Amazon, Post, Microsoft, Obama, Washington Post, Washington, White House, Satya Nadella, America, Barack Obama, Trends, Joe Biden, Getty Images, David, Hillary Clinton

How to track your mail-in ballot at every step and make sure it's counted in November

This year, it's easier than ever to check online to see if your mail ballot has been received and counted. Chris DELMAS/AFP via Getty Images Voting in the 2020 presidential election is set to kick into high gear this week, with over a dozen states mailing November general election ballots to hundreds of thousands of voters.  This fall, election officials in 46 states and the District of Columbia will be offering online ballot tracking services, allowing voters to verify when their mail...
Tags: Amazon, Politics, Voting, Colorado, California, Montana, Virginia, Trends, Georgia, Pennsylvania, US Postal Service, Wyoming, Npr, North Carolina, District Of Columbia, Donald Trump

Long Before Cambridge Analytica, Simulmatics Linked Data and Politics

NPR reporter Shannon Bond reports of a little-known -- and now nearly entirely forgotten -- company called Simulmatics, which had technology that used vast amounts of data to profile voters and ultimately help John F. Kennedy win the 1960 election. From the report: The [...] company was called Simulmatics, the subject of Harvard historian and New Yorker writer Jill Lepore's timely new book, If Then: How the Simulmatics Corporation Invented the Future. Before Cambridge Analytica, before Facebook,...
Tags: Amazon, White House, Tech, Harvard, John F Kennedy, Npr, The Company, Greenfield, Facebook Google, Jill Lepore, Lepore, Shannon Bond, Simulmatics People Machine, Simulmatics, Ed Greenfield, People Machine

TikTok owner picks Oracle over Microsoft as US tech partner

By Matt O’Brien and Tali Arbel | The Associated Press Oracle said Monday that the Chinese owner of TikTok has picked the U.S. company to be its “trusted technology provider,” beating out rival Microsoft in a deal that could help keep the popular video-sharing app running in the U.S. Oracle spokeswoman Deborah Hellinger said she was confirming remarks made by U.S. Treasury Secretary Steven Mnuchin, who told CNBC on Monday that TikTok’s parent company, ByteDance, submitted its proposal to the U.S....
Tags: Amazon, Facebook, Hong Kong, Microsoft, California, White House, China, Disney, US, Walmart, Sport, Delta Airlines, Soccer, United States, Larry Ellison, Treasury

2 Democratic congresswomen say the police were called after they showed up at an Amazon warehouse to check on workers' safety

The inside of an Amazon fulfillment center in Robbinsville, New Jersey on December 2, 2019. REUTERS/Lucas Jackson/File Photo Rep. Rashida Tlaib said in a tweet Friday that Amazon called the police on her and Rep. Debbie Dingell after they showed up at a Michigan warehouse to check on workers' safety. The Democratic lawmakers, both from Michigan, had come at the request of workers and the company itself, and were waiting for more than an hour, Tlaib said.  Tlaib said they were eventually le...
Tags: Amazon, Politics, Trends, Michigan, Working Conditions, Democratic, Debbie Dingell, Romulus, Dingell, Tech Insider, Robbinsville New Jersey, Romulus Michigan, Rashida Tlaib, Tlaib, Tyler Sonnemaker, Business Insider Tlaib

Wildfires Keep Getting Worse. So Do the Conspiracy Theories.

In the United States, it was the dastardly “antifa.” In Australia, it was the Green Party. In Brazil, it was environmentalists. As the world battles wildfires, conspiracy theories wrongly but consistently blame the left for starting the blazes.In the space of a year, Brazil, Australia, and now the U.S. have witnessed catastrophic wildfires. Ruinous burn seasons are poised to get even worse if climate change continues unchecked. Meanwhile, a crisis of truthfulness—which the United Nations termed ...
Tags: Amazon, Facebook, News, Australia, California, Washington, Oregon, White House, United States, United Nations, Portland, Brazil, Green Party, West Coast, Donald Trump, Trump

12 tricks Steve Jobs, Jeff Bezos, and other famous execs used to run meetings

At Amazon, people aren't only expected to participate in meetings, they're obliged to speak up if they disagree with something that was said. Getty Images The overwhelming majority of business leaders find most meetings largely unproductive, per a 2017 survey conducted by the Harvard Business Review. Unproductive meetings are usually caused by having too many people in the room, not having an agenda, or simply meeting too often. Successful executives like Jeff Bezos, Elon Musk, and...
Tags: Apple, Google, Amazon, Spacex, Elon Musk, Yahoo, Steve Jobs, Evernote, US, Barack Obama, Trends, Nike, Tesla, Hp, Larry Page, Gm

Portland becomes the first city to ban the use of facial recognition technology by government agencies and private entities in public spaces

More cities are beginning to crack down on the use of facial recognition technology. David McNew /Getty Images Lawmakers in Portland, Oregon, on Wednesday passed landmark bans on the use of facial recognition technology by government agencies as well as private entities in public spaces. Mayor Ted Wheeler said during hearings that "Portlanders should never be in fear of having their right of privacy be exploited by either their government or by a private institution," freelance journalist ...
Tags: Google, Amazon, Politics, Boston, Trends, Surveillance, Portland, Civil Rights, Ibm, Airbnb, Portland Oregon, City Council, Facial Recognition Technology, Government Surveillance, Civil Liberties, Kaye

'We all do stupid things at 17': Donald Trump Jr. refuses to condemn 17-year-old Kyle Rittenhouse charged in Kenosha killings

Donald Trump Jr. Samuel Corum/Getty Images Donald Trump Jr. dismissed alleged Kenosha shooter 17-year-old Kyle Rittenhouse as a "young kid" who did a "stupid thing." "We all do stupid things at 17," Trump Jr. said in an interview with ExtraTV. "We're not jumping to a conclusion." President Donald Trump has also refused to condemn the armed teenager who drove across state lines to Kenosha and has been charged with killing two people.  Visit Business Insider's homepage for more stories.  Don...
Tags: Amazon, Politics, News, Shooting, White House, Trends, Wisconsin, Donald Trump, Trump, Kenosha, Election 2020, Michael Cohen, Lindsay, Jr, Donald Trump Jr, Rittenhouse

The $10B JEDI contract is locked, loaded and still completely stuck

The other day I took a moment to count the number of stories we’ve done on TechCrunch on the DoD’s $10 billion, decade-long, winner-take-all, JEDI cloud contract. This marks the 30th time we’ve written about this deal over the last two years, and it comes after a busy week last week in JEDI cloud contract news. That we’re still writing about this is fairly odd if you consider the winner was announced last October when the DoD chose Microsoft, but there is no end in sight to the on-going drama th...
Tags: Amazon, Cloud, Enterprise, Microsoft, Drama, Washington Post, Government, White House, Tech, Aws, RFP, Jeff Bezos, Oracle, Trump, Dod, GAO

10 things in tech you need to know today

Laurene Powell Jobs speaks onstage at the Committee to Protect Journalists' 29th Annual International Press Freedom Awards on November 21, 2019 in New York City. Dia Dipasupil/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.President Donald Trump on Sunday lashed out at Laurene Powell Jobs after a report in The Atlantic alleged that he referred to US soldiers who died in World War I as "losers" and...
Tags: Apple, Google, Amazon, Facebook, UK, Microsoft, Steve Jobs, White House, China, US, Trends, Atlantic, Silicon Valley, Pentagon, Portland Oregon, Donald Trump

Insiders say legal troubles for Trump and a vanquished reelection campaign could ignite if the president is no longer president

Hello everyone! Welcome to this weekly roundup of Business Insider stories from executive editor Matt Turner. Subscribe here to get this newsletter in your inbox every Sunday.Read on for news on how legal insiders are prepping for a bunch of court fights if President Trump loses in November, frustrations with Amazon's pay structure, and the underground nanny economy. Getty Hello!Picture the following scenario, from my colleague Dave Levinthal:It's January 20, 2021.Joe Biden is now presid...
Tags: Amazon, Facebook, Florida, Supreme Court, White House, New York City, US, San Francisco, Trends, Joe Biden, United States, Silicon Valley, Edelman, Department Of Justice, Biden, Donald Trump

From Facebook to Tesla, here are the lesser-known cofounders of some of the biggest tech companies in the world

Apple cofounders Steve Wozniak, left, and Steve Jobs. Kimberly White / REUTERS Most of the world's most famous tech entrepreneurs had help building their companies.And while Mark Zuckerberg's and Steve Job's cofounders didn't all become household names, they're still credited with bringing Facebook and Apple to life.Tesla, for instance, had four cofounders, and none of them was Elon Musk. And Jack Dorsey is one of four people who helped create Twitter.Visit Business Insider's homepage for m...
Tags: Apple, Google, Amazon, Facebook, Uber, Mark Zuckerberg, Twitter, Elon Musk, Instagram, Microsoft, Steve Jobs, Ebay, Stanford, Singapore, US, San Francisco

Police use footage from Amazon's Ring doorbells for investigations, but leaked documents reveal the FBI is concerned that homeowners could spy on officers

Robyn Beck/AFP via Getty Images The FBI is worried that personal home-security cameras, like Amazon's Ring doorbell camera, could be used to tip off homeowners to police searches, according to a leaked report. Since Ring was bought by Amazon in 2018, the service has become ubiquitous for homeowners looking for an extra layer of security.It also has been used widely by law enforcement, with over 600 US police departments partnering with Ring to request footage from the home systems and thei...
Tags: Google, Amazon, Internet Of Things, Politics, Boston, US, Trends, Surveillance, Fbi, Law Enforcement, Larry Page, Brooklyn, New Orleans, Mike Brown, Waze, Doorbell

Attacks on the People’s Press

Donald Trump’s war on TikTok in U.S. and Rupert Murdoch’s on Facebook in Australia are not being seen for their true import: as government attacks on the people’s press, on freedom of expression, on human rights.  In Australia, Facebook just said that if Murdoch-backed legislation requiring platforms to pay for news is enacted, the company will stop media companies — and users — from posting news on Facebook and Instagram. Who is hurt there? The public and its conversation. The public...
Tags: Google, Amazon, Facebook, Mark Zuckerberg, Publishing, England, News, Australia, Youtube, White House, Germany, Uncategorized, America, Journalism, Walmart, Spain

Postmaster Louis DeJoy has long leveraged connections, dollars

WASHINGTON — During its search for a new postmaster general, the U.S. Postal Service Board of Governors was presented with 53 candidates screened by an outside company. Not on the list: Louis DeJoy, who ultimately got the job. Instead, in what Democrats call a breach of protocol and blatant cronyism, DeJoy’s name was added as a contender by the board member leading the search, John Barger. He was acting on behalf of the board’s chairman, Robert “Mike” Duncan, a former Republican National Committ...
Tags: Health, Amazon, Business, Politics, News, Congress, California, Washington, White House, Sport, Ap, Canada, Soccer, Gop, Williams, Poland

Trump's socialist moment(s)

Hello, everyone! Thanks for reading. A brief note to say that this will be our last edition of "Insider Today" for a while.Our intrepid leader, David Plotz, has concluded his six-month break from entrepreneuring and has settled on his next adventure, which will be launching a cool new podcast company (Details from him soon!). David will continue to host the "Political Gabfest" each week, so you can keep up with his commentary there. Our op-ed columnists Linette Lopez and Anthony Fisher will cont...
Tags: Amazon, Politics, Science, News, Guns, Climate Change, Washington Post, Opinion, White House, China, Angela Merkel, US, America, Trends, David, Gop

Russia Got What It Wanted

This article is part of TPM Cafe, TPM’s home for opinion and news analysis. Let’s go back to the very beginning — Russian interference in the 2016 election , when, deep in the bowels of the Russian Internet Research Agency (IRA) two key strategic plans unfolded . One was “help elect Trump.” Imaginary bloggers and “likers” were set up to spoof American social media accounts delivering millions of pro-Trump tweets, YouTube videos and Facebook posts. Astroturf groups were organized to demons...
Tags: Amazon, Facebook, New York, Texas, News, Putin, Vladimir Putin, Senate, White House, China, Russia, America, Atlanta, Georgia, Ukraine, House

New to Stream: Crackle’s September 2020 Movie & TV Lineup

New to Stream: Crackle’s September 2020 Movie & TV Lineup Crackle, the free streaming network, has announced its September 2020 movie and television lineup, including new originals and exclusives such as Spides, an eight-episode Crackle Original sci-fi series premiering on September 17. The full list of September titles can be viewed below! PB = PB || {}; PB.gptStandAlone = PB.gptStandAlone || {}; PB.gptAutoRefresh = PB.gptAutoRefresh || {'gptAds':[], '...
Tags: Amazon, TV, Movies, White House, Dave, Netflix, TV News, Streaming, Channing Tatum, Tina Fey, Morgan Freeman, Colin Farrell, Jamie Foxx, Busan, Emily Blunt, Naomi Watts

Congress established the US Postal Service as both a business and a service. That may be its fatal flaw.

The Postal Service operates like a business and a public good all at the same time, putting it between a rock and a hard place. Reuters The United States Postal Service is part business and part public good, putting it in a tough spot.It's designed to be financially self-sufficient — like a private business — but it also has strict laws governing what it can and can't do. Some experts think the Postal Service would work better if it functioned more like a private company, while others argue...
Tags: Amazon, Transportation, Politics, Congress, Senate, US, Trends, Mail, Getty Images, Analysis, UPS, United States, US Postal Service, House, Usps, Columbia University

'Law and Order' for thee but not for me

Hello, everyone! Welcome to the new edition of Insider Today. Please sign up here. QUOTE OF THE DAY "When we take the court and represent Milwaukee and Wisconsin, we are expected to play at a high level, give maximum effort and hold each other accountable. We hold ourselves to that standard, and in this moment, we are demanding the same from our lawmakers and law enforcement." —The players of the Milwaukee Bucks, after deciding not to play their game against the Orlando Magic due to the shooting...
Tags: Amazon, Facebook, Politics, Texas, Youtube, Opinion, Washington, Mexico, White House, Milwaukee, Disney, US, Sports, America, Trends, Joe Biden

Donald Trump is losing his tech war with China

President Donald Trump with Chinese Vice Premier Liu He after signing "phase one" of the US-China trade agreement at the White House, January 15, 2020. Reuters The Trump administration has tried to mount a full-court press on China, ramping up its anti-China rhetoric and increasing their military, economic, and diplomatic pressure on Beijing.But the US is losing to China in two important areas — economics and technology — and it's a change that has been a long time coming, writes author and...
Tags: Apple, Google, Amazon, Hong Kong, Japan, Sweden, Microsoft, Washington, White House, China, US, Samsung, America, Trends, Analysis, Fbi

House Passes Bill Reversing Postal Service Changes During Rare Session

WASHINGTON (AP) — With heated debate over mail delays, the House approved legislation in a rare Saturday session that would reverse recent changes in U.S. Postal Service operations and send $25 billion to shore up the agency ahead of the November election. Speaker Nancy Pelosi recalled lawmakers to Washington over objections from Republicans dismissing the action as a stunt. President Donald Trump urged a no vote, including in a Saturday tweet, railing against mail-in ballots expected to surge...
Tags: Amazon, News, Washington, Senate, White House, Ap, Gop, US Postal Service, House, Usps, Mitch McConnell, Capitol Hill, Nancy Pelosi, Postal Service, Jeff Bezos, Donald Trump

Treasury denies it plans to drop 'Facebook tax' in favour of trade deal

Recently introduced tax expected to raise £500m, helping to reduce Britain’s huge Covid billCoronavirus – latest updatesSee all our coronavirus coverageThe UK government has denied reports that it is to drop a recently introduced tax on global technology companies such as Facebook, Google and Amazon, due to fears that the so-called “Facebook tax” could jeopardise a post-Brexit trade deal.The Treasury said on Sunday it would drop the digital services tax when there was a global agreement on how t...
Tags: Google, Amazon, Facebook, Business, Politics, UK, Technology, International Trade, Economics, UK News, Tax and spending, Britain, Treasury, Brexit, Alphabet, Facebook Google

UK to drop 'Facebook tax' in favour of post-Brexit trade deal

Recently introduced tax would have raised £500m, helping to reduce Britain’s huge Covid billCoronavirus – latest updatesSee all our coronavirus coverageThe UK government is preparing to drop a recently introduced tax on global technology companies such as Facebook, Google and Amazon, due to fears that the so-called “Facebook tax” could jeopardise a post-Brexit trade deal.Rishi Sunak is reportedly planning to ditch the digital services tax which was expected to generate about £500m to help pay to...
Tags: Google, Amazon, Facebook, Business, Politics, UK, Technology, International Trade, Economics, UK News, Tax and spending, Britain, Brexit, Alphabet, Facebook Google, Rishi Sunak

This Week in Photography: Time is Hell

  My daughter is turning eight next week.   Right here, in this space, I wrote about when she was born. I discussed changing her diapers. I shared how it felt. It was 2012, and Barack Obama was about to be re-elected President of the United States. His opponent, Mitt Romney, represented the Republican Party. Now, he’s one of its foremost critics, from the inside, and President Obama, out of power nearly four years, unloaded on Donald Trump in the digital version of a Democratic Party convention....
Tags: Amazon, Photography, Obama, Time, Barack Obama, United States, Mitt Romney, Brazil, Republican Party, Madrid, Donald Trump, Einstein, Matthew, Photography Books, Democratic Party, Haley

How QAnon is monetizing child trafficking victims

With over 2,000 items on Amazon and 6,600 items on Etsy, QAnon-related swag is now a big industry. Many top QAnon devotees are using this conspiracy theory to promote supplements, t-shirts, and pendants. This baseless theory is doing more harm than good to the child victims it purports to help. As the three-year-old "movement," QAnon, makes inroads into the American mainstream, the far-right conspiracy theory—Donald Trump is taking down the "Deep State," which is in large part comprised of an ...
Tags: Apple, Amazon, Politics, Media, Etsy, Nsa, Youth, America, Nike, Paypal, Gop, United States, Sociology, Innovation, Orange County, Donald Trump

Kamala Harris brings a view from tech’s epicenter to the presidential race

Joe Biden’s decision to name California Senator Kamala Harris as his running mate in the quest to unseat President Trump means that the next White House could be occupied not only by a Black woman — a historic milestone by any account — but also by someone who built a career in the tech industry’s front yard. Born in Oakland, Harris served as San Francisco district attorney and later as the attorney general for California before being elected to the state’s Senate in 2016. And while the newly...
Tags: Amazon, TC, Facebook, Mark Zuckerberg, Colorado, California, Government, Senate, White House, Elizabeth Warren, San Francisco, Tech, Joe Biden, United States, New York Times, Silicon Valley

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