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Steve Bannon claims he's getting millions of streams for his podcast, which is banned from YouTube and Twitter but still listed by Apple

Steve Bannon leaving a federal court in Manhattan. Stephanie Keith/Getty Images Former White House strategist Steve Bannon claims his podcast is listened to millions of times. He was delisted from Twitter and YouTube, but people can still find him on Apple's podcast app. His show has hyped false election claims and encouraged Trump protesters before the Capitol breach. Visit Business Insider's homepage for more stories. Former White House strategist Steve Bannon has claimed that his podcas...
Tags: Apple, Google, Facebook, Twitter, Politics, Media, Youtube, White House, US, Trends, News UK, Manhattan, Donald Trump, Rudy Giuliani, Trump, Breitbart


Austin has attracted the likes of Oracle, Palantir, and SpaceX, among others. Here's what it's like inside Texas's growing tech hub.

Katie Canales/Business Insider Austin, Texas, has become one of the hottest relocation hotspots for tech talent during the pandemic. Tesla founder Elon Musk has a Cybertruck factory under construction outside the city, and his Boring Company recently bought an industrial site nearby. Big Tech has noticeably made itself more at home in Texas's capital in the last decade, but the industry has a long history in Austin. Visit Business Insider's homepage for more stories. Droves of tech talent...
Tags: Travel, Apple, Google, Amazon, Facebook, Spacex, Elon Musk, Texas, California, Washington Post, Drew Houston, US, Samsung, San Francisco, Barack Obama, Trends


Apple CEO Tim Cook once gave President Trump a $5,999 Mac Pro

In a new financial document released just hours after he left the White House, former President Donald Trump disclosed Apple CEO Tim Cook once gave him a $5,999 Mac Pro computer.
Tags: Apple, White House, Cnn, Tim Cook, Donald Trump, Trump


Trump's executive disclosures show a $6,000 gift of a Mac Pro from Apple CEO Tim Cook

US President Donald Trump and Apple CEO Tim Cook speak to the press during a tour of the Flextronics computer manufacturing facility where Apple's Mac Pros are assembled in Austin, Texas, on November 20, 2019. (Photo by MANDEL NGAN / AFP) (Photo by MANDEL NGAN/AFP via Getty Images) Apple CEO Tim Cook gifted Trump a Mac Pro from a factory in Austin, Texas, worth $5,999. The former president and the Apple CEO enjoyed a close working relationship for most of Trump's tenure, with Cook call...
Tags: Apple, Politics, Texas, Cook, News, US, America, Trends, Hillary Clinton, New York Times, Tim Cook, Donald Trump, Boeing, Fox Business, Trump, Capitol


Big Tech rejoiced over Biden's inauguration day promises on immigration and climate change - but Mark Zuckerberg and Elon Musk were notably silent

President Joe Biden waves after being sworn in during his inauguration on the West Front of the U.S. Capitol on January 20, 2021 in Washington, DC. Jonathan Ernst/Getty Images Joe Biden was sworn in as President of the United States on Wednesday. Big Tech leaders gave public statements congratulating Biden and Vice President Kamala Harris. They welcomed Biden's policies on climate change and immigration, in particular. Visit Business Insider's homepage for more stories. As Biden was sworn ...
Tags: Apple, Google, Amazon, Facebook, Mark Zuckerberg, Elon Musk, Cook, Microsoft, Congress, Washington, White House, US, America, Barack Obama, Trends, Tesla


White House, dark mode: Biden admin refreshes presidency’s website, vows accessibility

WhiteHouse.gov, the official website for all presidential actions and efforts, is among the first things to be changed up under the freshly inaugurated President Biden. A fashionable dark mode appeared, as well as a large text toggle for straining eyes, and the webmaster has committed to making the whole site conform to the latest accessibility guidelines. The look isn’t so very different from the previous administration’s site — they’re both fairly modern and minimal experiences, with big photo...
Tags: Apple, Design, Microsoft, Government, White House, Tech, Accessibility, Biden, Whitehouse, Matt Cutts, WCAG, Isaac Hepworth, Biden Administration, U S Digital Services


Elon Musk, Jeff Bezos, and Google: The last 4 years in tech

Hello, and welcome to this Wednesday's edition of the Insider Tech newsletter, where we break down the biggest news in tech. Did someone forward this newsletter to you? Get Insider Tech straight in your inbox by subscribing here. Soundtrack: For maximum enjoyment of this newsletter, we recommend The Pharcyde's "If I Were President." This week: A changed tech landscape that's not all that different Chip Somodevilla/Getty Images It's amazing how much the world has changed since the last t...
Tags: Apple, Google, Amazon, Facebook, Uber, Mark Zuckerberg, Elon Musk, Enterprise, White House, Softbank, US, Samsung, America, Trends, Tesla, Mtv


Parler reappears with help from Russian-owned security service

By Nate Lanxon and Amy Thomson | Bloomberg Parler, the free-speech social network, reappeared with the help of a Russian-owned web security service as the website hunts for a way around bans that took it offline earlier this month. “Our return is inevitable due to hard work, and persistence against all odds,” Chief Executive Officer John Matze wrote in a new post, the latest since Amazon Web Services stopped hosting the site and it was banned from Apple Inc. and Google’s app stores. “Despite the...
Tags: Apple, Google, Business, Politics, Technology, Cook, News, Microsoft, Russia, Sport, World news, Joe Biden, Social-media, Fbi, Soccer, Tim Cook


Apple, Google, and Spotify are still hosting podcasts by pro-Trump conspiracists and extremists

A Trump supporter holds up a large QAnon sign while waiting in line to see the president. Rick Loomis/Getty Images Tech platforms are still hosting podcasts that peddle misinformation and violent rhetoric. The AP first reported that podcasts were a loophole for conspiracies, despite wider tech crackdowns. Some are run by QAnon believers, and claim election rigging, and that the Capitol riots were "staged." Visit Business Insider's homepage for more stories. Conspiracy theorists and pro-Tru...
Tags: Apple, Google, Spotify, Podcast, Youtube, White House, US, Trends, Joe Biden, Ap, Fbi, Anthony Fauci, Trump, Capitol, Apple Google, ADL


Online misinformation about the US election fell 73% after Trump's social media ban

People attend a rally in support of President Donald Trump in Washington. AP Photo/Jose Luis Magana Misinformation about US election fraud fell 73% after President Trump was banned or restricted on social media. Zignal Labs said conversations fell from from 2.5 million mentions to 688,000 across social media, in research cited by The Washington Post. Trump has peddled baseless claims that the US election was rigged thanks to mail ballots, and that he "won big." Visit Business Insider's hom...
Tags: Apple, Google, Amazon, Facebook, Washington Post, Youtube, Washington, White House, US, Trends, Joe Biden, West, Biden, Donald Trump, Trump, Misinformation


Human Capital: Labor issues at GitHub, Facebook’s new civil rights exec and a legal battle against Prop 22

This week kicked off with a report of a GitHub worker who was fired after cautioning his coworkers in the DC area to stay safe from Nazis during the assault on the U.S. Capitol. Meanwhile, Facebook created a new executive role pertaining to civil rights and California’s Proposition 22 faced its first legal challenge this year. All that and more in this week’s edition of Human Capital. Facebook hires VP of civil rights Facebook hired Roy Austin to become its first-ever VP of Civil Rights...
Tags: Apple, Google, Amazon, Facebook, Supreme Court, California, Drew Houston, Nazis, Barack Obama, Tech, Austin, Netflix, Middle East, Dc, Houston, Github


Wimkin, a free speech network, says it was hit with a 'massive' DDoS attack after being banned from Apple's App Store

The US Capitol was stormed by Trump supporters in Washington. REUTERS/Erin Scott Apple and Google both removed Wimkin, a free-speech social network, from their app stores, as The Wall Street Journal first reported. On its website, Wimkin posted a notice, saying "a massive DDOS attack attempt came in" after the removals. At least one group on the network had repeatedly called for an armed militia to form in Washington during President-elect Joe Biden's inauguration.  Visit Business Insider'...
Tags: Apple, Google, Amazon, Facebook, Congress, Washington, White House, Trends, Social Media, Joe Biden, Washington Dc, Wall Street Journal, Trump, Democratic Party, Sheppard, Wall Street Journal Apple


Parler helped the FBI identify at least one person charged in connection with the Capitol riot

Parler CEO John Matze and President Donald Trump, who allegedly considered making an account on the controversial social-media platform. Fox News, Mandel Ngan/AFP via Getty Images Parler is sharing information with the FBI on federal investigations into the Capitol riot. A sworn FBI affidavit shows that Parler gave information that helped FBI agents identify, locate, and arrest a Proud Boys supporter making threats on Parler. Tech companies typically help law enforcement agencies with thes...
Tags: Apple, Google, Amazon, Facebook, Politics, New York, News, Supreme Court, US, Trends, Georgia, Fbi, Washington Dc, Fox News, Department Of Justice, Donald Trump


Trump administration staffers are struggling to find their next jobs

Hi! Welcome to the Insider Advertising daily for January 15. I'm Lauren Johnson, a senior advertising reporter at Business Insider. Subscribe here to get this newsletter in your inbox every weekday. Send me feedback or tips at [email protected]'s news: Trump administration staffers struggle to find next jobs, a guide to hiring an Amazon agency, and the media free agents from WarnerMedia. President Donald Trump walks on the South Lawn upon arrival at the White House in Wash...
Tags: Apple, Google, Amazon, Facebook, New York, Media, Washington, White House, Advertising, Marketing, Trends, Syria, Donald Trump, Thomson Reuters, Trump, Kevin Reilly


All the businesses cutting ties with the Trump Organization

President Donald Trump at the White House on November 26, 2020. Erin Schaff - Pool/Getty Images After the insurrection on the Capitol led by a pro-Trump mob, some businesses are severing their ties with the president and the Trump Organization. Several prominent business leaders, including Apple CEO Tim Cook, have spoken out against the riot. Now, some businesses are severing ties with the president and the Trump Organization. Trump made history on Wednesday when he was became the first pr...
Tags: Apple, Google, Facebook, Business, Florida, New York, Washington Post, Senate, White House, Germany, New York City, Trends, Strategy, Bloomberg, Features, Pga


26 thoughtful cookbook gifts for any occasion

When you buy through our links, we may earn money from our affiliate partners. Learn more. Amazon; Gilbert Espinoza/Insider One of the best gifts for any home cook is a new cookbook that will inspire creativity in the kitchen. Paired with a note, a cookbook can make a thoughtful and sentimental gift that evokes past travels, memories, and shared meals.Here are some of our favorite cookbooks to give this year, including "The Pepper Thai Cookbook," "New World Sourdough," and "Xi'an Famous ...
Tags: Reviews, Apple, Amazon, Kitchen, Cooking, Gift Guide, Texas, London, Instagram, France, White House, China, New York City, Jerusalem, America, Trends


Parler claims it was also dropped by Slack after Amazon and other tech giants cut ties with the controversial social media company

This illustration picture shows social media application logo from Parler displayed on a smartphone with its website in the background. OLIVIER DOULIERY/AFP via Getty Images Parler CEO John Matze claimed in a court filing Wednesday that Slack had "canceled their services" to his company. Matze claimed, in a lawsuit against Amazon's AWS over its decision to cut ties with Parler, that Slack had cited "a violation of their own terms of service based on AWS's decision to drop Parler." "Losing ...
Tags: Apple, Google, Amazon, Facebook, Politics, Enterprise, US, Trends, Markets, Aws, Silicon Valley, Amazon Web Services, Slack, Zendesk, Trump, US Capitol


'President Trump lost many of his supporters, including me.' Billionaire Trump donor Doug Leone blames Trump for the insurrection.

Sequoia's Doug Leone is the latest conservative billionaire businessman to renounce his support for Trump after last week's insurrection. Getty Images Billionaire VC Doug Leone was once one of Trump's strongest supporters in Silicon Valley, donating over $100,000 to his 2020 reelection campaign. He told Insider he no longer supports the president after his role in inciting the riots on Capitol Hill last week.  "After last week's horrific events, President Trump lost many of his sup...
Tags: Apple, Google, Startups, Politics, Congress, US, America, Trends, Tim Cook, Venture Capital, Silicon Valley, Capitol Hill, Blackstone, Khosla Ventures, Vinod Khosla, Sequoia


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


Parler - a social media app that was used to organize the attack on the US Capitol - needs to step up moderation to get back on the iPhone, Apple CEO Tim Cook says

Apple CEO Tim Cook attends the world premiere of Apple's "The Morning Show" at David Geffen Hall on Monday, Oct. 28, 2019, in New York City. Evan Agostini/Invision/AP On Wednesday, January 6, pro-Trump rioters stormed the US Capitol building and broke in. On the right-leaning social media app Parler, users cheered on the violence.  By Saturday, Apple pulled Parler from the App Store — even though the app had shot to the top of the charts. In a new interview with CBS This Morning, Appl...
Tags: Iphone, Apple, Ios, Google, Amazon, Ipad, Facebook, Twitter, Politics, Cook, News, Time, Trends, Social Media, Conspiracy, Tim Cook


QAnon spread like wildfire on social media. Here's how 16 tech companies have reacted to the conspiracy theory.

Protesters interact with Capitol Police inside the U.S. Capitol Building on January 06, 2021 in Washington, DC. Win McNamee/Getty Images Social-media platforms have been slow to act against the QAnon conspiracy theory, with many only acting to curb the ballooning movement in the fall of 2020.  QAnon followers have been linked to several alleged crimes, including killings and attempted kidnappings. The conspiracy-theory movement also played a major role in the US Capitol siege on Wednesday....
Tags: Apple, Google, Amazon, Facebook, Twitter, Politics, News, Pinterest, Instagram, Etsy, Youtube, Washington, Berlin, New York City, Nbc News, US


Amazon hits back at Parler's antitrust lawsuit with extensive examples of its violent content, including death threats against politicians, tech CEOs, and BLM supporters

Amazon cited more than a dozen examples of content posted to the social-media platform Parler that it said violated Amazon's policies. SOPA Images / Getty Images Amazon responded on Tuesday to a lawsuit in which Parler accused the tech giant of violating antitrust law. In its response, Amazon accused Parler of violating its contract by refusing to remove more than 100 examples of violent content, including death threats against prominent Democrats, Republicans, and tech executives as w...
Tags: Apple, Google, Amazon, Facebook, Mark Zuckerberg, Twitter, Politics, News, Enterprise, Senate, US, NFL, Trends, Georgia, Nba, Lawsuits


Amazon hits back at Parler's antitrust lawsuit with extensive examples of its violent content, including death threats against Democrats, GOP, tech CEOs, and BLM

Amazon cited more than a dozen examples of content posted to the controversial social media platform Parler that it said violated Amazon's policies. SOPA Images / Getty Images Amazon responded on Tuesday to a lawsuit filed by Parler that accused the tech giant of violating antitrust laws by banning the controversial social media platform from using Amazon Web Services. In its response, Amazon alleged that Parler violated its contract by refusing to remove more than 100 examples of viol...
Tags: Apple, Google, Amazon, Facebook, Mark Zuckerberg, Twitter, Politics, News, Enterprise, US, Trends, Lawsuits, Aws, Silicon Valley, NHL, BLM


Trump claims people think his rally that incited the deadly Capitol riot was 'totally appropriate'

US President Donald Trump. Photo by SAUL LOEB/AFP via Getty Images Speaking publicly for the first time on Tuesday, President Donald Trump told reporters that "people" believe a speech he gave that incited last week's deadly Capitol insurrection was "totally appropriate." He also said the push to impeach him over his incitement of the insurrection was "absolutely ridiculous," adding that there was "tremendous anger" over it, though he didn't specify who was angry. The president has lost hi...
Tags: Apple, Google, Facebook, Politics, News, Instagram, Congress, Senate, White House, US, Trends, House, House Of Representatives, Portland, Republican, Seattle


Sheryl Sandberg says the US Capitol siege was not primarily organized on Facebook, but acknowledges Facebook moderation not perfect

Matt Winkelmeyer/Getty Images for Vanity Fair Sheryl Sandberg said the pro-Trump siege of the US Capitol was organized largely off of Facebook. "I think these events were largely organized on platforms that don't have our abilities to stop hate, and don't have our standards, and don't have our transparency," Sandberg said at the Reuters Next conference on Tuesday. Experts who study extremism said Facebook was "indirectly involved" in the insurrection for allowing misinformation and violen...
Tags: Apple, Google, Amazon, Facebook, Politics, News, Instagram, Congress, Senate, Trends, Tech, Joe Biden, House, Donald Trump, Shopify, Sheryl Sandberg



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