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Intel CEO Calls for 'Moonshot' To Boost US Role in Chipmaking

Intel CEO Pat Gelsinger called Monday for the U.S. to spend billions of dollars over the next few years as part of a "moonshot" designed to regain lost ground in semiconductor manufacturing. The goal, he said, is to see the U.S. again account for a third of global output, up from about 12% today. From a report: Investments made now will take several years to bear fruit, so they won't do much to ease the current semiconductor shortage, but are vital to America's long-term economic future and nati...


Daily Crunch: Microsoft acquires Nuance for $19.7B

Microsoft makes a big healthcare tech acquisition, Twitter is building a presence in Africa and Apple may be cooking up some new smart home products. This is your Daily Crunch for April 12, 2021. The big story: Microsoft acquires Nuance for $19.7B Microsoft announced this morning that it’s acquiring speech-to-text company Nuance Communications for $19.7 billion. It seems like the real focus here is on healthcare — Microsoft announced a Cloud for Healthcare last year, while Nuance’s industry prod...
Tags: TC, Daily Crunch, Microsoft, Nuance


Tech and auto execs tackle global chip shortage at White House summit

A collection of tech and auto industry executives met with the White House to discuss solutions for the worldwide chip shortage Monday. CEOs from Google, Intel, HP, Dell, Ford and General Motors attended the virtual summit on semiconductors and resilience in supply chains. National Security Adviser Jake Sullivan, Secretary of Commerce Gina Raimondo and National Economic Council Director Brian Deese hosted the meeting, which President Biden also attended briefly. Ahead of the summit, Intel CEO Pa...
Tags: Government, TC, Biden administration, Microchips


Biden’s cybersecurity dream team takes shape

President Biden has named two former National Security Agency veterans to senior government cybersecurity positions, including the first national cyber director. The appointments, announced Monday, land after the discovery of two cyberattacks linked to foreign governments earlier this year — the Russian espionage campaign that planed backdoors in U.S. technology giant SolarWinds’ technology to hack into at least nine federal agencies, and the mass exploitation of Microsoft Exchange servers linke...
Tags: Government, Security, Anne Neuberger, Biden, Chris Krebs, CISA, Computer Security, Crowdstrike, Cybercrime, National Security Agency, SolarWinds, System Administration, U.S. Cyber Command


10 things in tech you need to know today

Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg in Washington DC on Oct. 23, 2019. Andrew Harnik/AP Good morning and welcome to 10 Things in Tech. If this was forwarded to you, sign up here.Let's get started.1. Researchers warned for years about the possibility of phone numbers being scraped en masse from Facebook. Insider spoke to security researchers and reviewed academic literature that showed a Facebook that was repeatedly cautioned as early as 2012 about the risks of data-scraping via its various pho...
Tags: Tech Insider, Newsletter, Tech, 10 Things In Tech, Newsletters


Apple is reportedly refusing to testify at an upcoming congressional antitrust hearing as its App Store remains at the center of scrutiny

Apple CEO Tim Cook speak to the press during a tour of the Flextronics computer manufacturing facility, with US President Donald Trump, where Apple's Mac Pros are assembled in Austin, Texas, on November 20, 2019. MANDEL NGAN/AFP via Getty Images US senators wrote a letter to CEO Tim Cook calling Apple's absence at an upcoming hearing "unacceptable." The hearing will discuss concerns of anticompetitive behavior surrounding Apple and Google's app stores. Google, per Reuters, has ...
Tags: Apple, Google, Politics, Cook, News, Minnesota, Congress, US, Trends, Tech, New York Times, Arizona, Tim Cook, Retail, Amy Klobuchar, App Store


Google Urges Biden To Work With EU on Tech and Trade

Google is signaling to the White House that a lack of coordination on tech and trade policy across the Atlantic is hurting business. From a report: Google's head of global policy and government affairs, Karan Bhatia, is urging the Biden administration to accept an invitation from the European Commission to form an EU-U.S. Trade and Technology Council, according to a post shared exclusively with Axios. Around the world, different countries are proposing and enacting trade, tax, privacy and modera...
Tags: Google, Europe, White House, Tech, Eu, Atlantic, European Commission, Biden, Trump, Google Facebook, Trans Atlantic, Bhatia, Karan Bhatia, Amazon The Wall Street Journal, Trade and Technology Council, EU U S Trade and Technology Council


Biden proposes gun control reforms to go after ‘ghost guns’ and close loopholes

President Biden has announced a new set of initiatives by which he hopes to curb the gun violence he described as “an epidemic” and “an international embarrassment.” Among other things, the ATF will be closing loopholes in unregulated online sales and so-called “ghost guns,” which can be built or printed with no serial numbers or background checks. Speaking in the White House Rose Garden Thursday afternoon, Biden recounted the many recent mass shootings as horrific tragedies, but pointed out tha...
Tags: Guns, Congress, Government, White House, Tech, Joe Biden, Michigan, Biden, Gun Laws, Firearms, ATF, Garland, White House Rose Garden, Merrick Garland, Defense Distributed, Ghost Guns


Donald Trump's Twitter suspension will prevent the National Archives from preserving his account on the platform

Former President Donald Trump. Getty Twitter will not let the US National Archives preserve Trump's tweets on his banned personal account. Twitter said it is because "we permanently suspended @realDonaldTrump" in January. The NARA still has a copy of tweets from that account and intends to publish them off the platform. See more stories on Insider's business page. Twitter will not be allowing former President Donald Trump's personal account and its thousands of tweets to be arc...
Tags: Twitter, Politics, News, White House, Politico, US, Barack Obama, Trends, Social Media, Tech, Donald Trump, National Archives, Trump, Nara, Sarah Huckabee Sanders, Tech Insider


Dear Sophie: Help! My H-1B wasn’t chosen!

Sophie Alcorn Contributor Share on Twitter Sophie Alcorn is the founder of Alcorn Immigration Law in Silicon Valley and 2019 Global Law Experts Awards’ “Law Firm of the Year in California for Entrepreneur Immigration Services.” She connects people with the businesses and opportunities that expand their lives. More posts by this contributor Dear Sophie: What should I know about prenups and getting a green card thro...
Tags: TC, Column, California, Immigration, Los Angeles, Barack Obama, Tech, Diversity, Silicon Valley, Lawyers, Biden, National Venture Capital Association, H-1b Visa, Co, Trump, Sophie


Jeff Bezos Comes Out in Support of Increased Corporate Taxes

As the White House considers raising taxes on corporations for the first time in more than 25 years, the head of one of America's largest companies is backing such a plan. From a report: Amazon CEO Jeff Bezos said in a statement Tuesday that the company is "supportive of a rise in the corporate tax rate." Bezos said, "We support the Biden Administration's focus on making bold investments in American infrastructure. Both Democrats and Republicans have supported infrastructure in the past, and it'...
Tags: Amazon, White House, America, Tech, Joe Biden, Warren, Jeff Bezos, Biden, Bezos, Sen Elizabeth Warren, Biden Administration


Facebook says it has removed the account of Capitol attack suspect Noah Green, and is in contact with law enforcement as they conduct their investigation

US Capitol police officers near a car that crashed into a barrier. Scott J. Applewhite/AP Facebook confirmed to Insider that it removed the account of Capitol attack suspect, Noah Green. The suspected attacker has also been described as a Nation of Islam devotee. He reportedly posted content on Facebook about the "end times," as well as his personal struggles. See more stories on Insider's business page. Facebook has confirmed that it pulled the account of Noah Green, a suspect in ...
Tags: Facebook, Politics, Instagram, Nbc News, Trends, Tech, Green, New York Times, The New York Times, Capitol Police, Capitol, Southern Poverty Law Center, Louis Farrakhan, Nation of Islam, Christopher Newport University, US Capitol


Facebook says it has removed the account of the Capitol attack suspect, and is in contact with law enforcement as they conduct their investigation

US Capitol police officers near a car that crashed into a barrier. Scott J. Applewhite/AP Facebook confirmed to Insider that it removed the account of Capitol attack suspect. The suspected attacker has also been described as a Nation of Islam devotee. He reportedly posted content on Facebook about the "end times," as well as his personal struggles. See more stories on Insider's business page. Facebook has confirmed that it removed the account of Noah Green, who multiple outlets iden...
Tags: Facebook, Politics, Instagram, Nbc News, Trends, Tech, Green, New York Times, The New York Times, Capitol Police, Capitol, Southern Poverty Law Center, Louis Farrakhan, Nation of Islam, Christopher Newport University, US Capitol


Nuclear Should Be Considered Part of Clean Energy Standard, White House Says

An anonymous reader quotes a report from Ars Technica: More details have emerged about the climate and energy priorities of President Joe Biden's infrastructure plan, and they include support for nuclear power and carbon capture with sequestration (CCS). In a press conference yesterday with reporters, White House climate adviser Gina McCarthy said the administration would seek to implement a clean energy standard that would encourage utilities to use greener power sources. She added that both nu...
Tags: White House, US, Tech, Joe Biden, Biden, Gina McCarthy, Mccarthy, CCS, Clean Energy Standard White House, Ars McCarthy


The life and career of Larry Ellison, the billionaire Oracle cofounder who went from college drop-out to jet-setting playboy and tech titan

Larry Ellison. Ezra Shaw/Getty Images Oracle founder Larry Ellison hasn't had a typical path to success. Ellison dropped out of college twice and didn't become a billionaire until age 49. He built Oracle into a $180 billion behemoth while becoming something of an international playboy. Visit Business Insider's homepage for more stories. Larry Ellison, the 76-year-old billionaire cofounder of Oracle, is one of the most interesting men in tech.Whether it's yacht-racing, buyi...
Tags: Apple, Elon Musk, Texas, Enterprise, California, Steve Jobs, Washington, White House, US, America, Trends, Tech, Tesla, Bloomberg, Features, Getty Images


Startups have about $1 trillion worth of reasons to love the Biden infrastructure plan

The sweeping infrastructure package put forward today by President Joe Biden comes with a price tag of roughly $2 trillion (and hefty tax hikes) but gives startups and the broader tech industry about $1 trillion worth of reasons to support it. Tech companies have spent the past decade or more developing innovations that can be applied to old-world industries like agriculture, construction, energy, education, manufacturing and transportation and logistics. These are industries where structural im...
Tags: Energy, TC, Real Estate, Education, Congress, La, White House, Articles, America, Los Angeles, Tech, Supply Chains, Joe Biden, Broadband, Infrastructure, United States


Computer vision software has the potential to reinvent the way cities move

Harris Lummis Contributor Share on Twitter Harris Lummis is the co-founder and chief technical officer at Automotus. In October 2019, The New York Times reported that 1.5 million packages were delivered in New York City every single day. Though convenient for customers and profitable for the Amazons of the world, getting so many boxes from warehouse to customer generates considerable negative externalities for cities. As the T...
Tags: Amazon, Transportation, Electric Vehicle, Column, Smart City, Opinion, New York City, America, Barack Obama, Tech, Joe Biden, E-commerce, Artificial Intelligence, New York Times, Parking, Api


Biden Sets New Covid Vaccine Goal of 200 Million Shots Within His First 100 Days

President Joe Biden on Thursday announced a new goal of having 200 million Covid vaccination shots being distributed within his first 100 days in office. From a report: "I know it's ambitious -- twice our original goal -- but no other country in the world has come close ... to what we're doing," Biden told reporters as he opened his first news conference as president. "I believe we can do it." As of Friday, 100 million coronavirus vaccinations had been given since Biden was inaugurated. That ben...
Tags: White House, Tech, Joe Biden, United States, Biden, Donald Trump, Johnson Johnson


The CEOs of Google, Facebook, and Twitter are about to appear before Congress in a misinformation hearing. Here's why the execs are testifying.

Left to right: Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg, Twitter CEO Jack Dorsey, and Google CEO Sundar Pichai. Andrew Harnik/Rolf Vennenbernd/picture alliance/Pool via REUTERS The CEOs of Facebook, Google, and Twitter will testify in front of Congress on Thursday at noon ET. The joint hearing was scheduled to discuss how misinformation spreads on these online platforms. Tech firms have faced pressure throughout the pandemic, the 2020 election, and the Capitol siege. See more stories on Insider's ...
Tags: Google, Facebook, Mark Zuckerberg, Twitter, Politics, News, Congress, Senate, Trends, Tech, Joe Biden, Hearing, Jack Dorsey, Donald Trump, Dorsey, Zuckerberg


To rebuild manufacturing, the US needs to beef up the Small Business Innovation Research program

Sean O'Sullivan Contributor Share on Twitter Sean O’Sullivan was a co-founder of MapInfo and is the managing general partner and founder of SOSV, a venture firm that operates the startup accelerators HAX, IndieBio, Chinaccelerator, MOX, and dlab. More posts by this contributor 70 years of VC innovation I grew up in poverty in upstate New York, but I was lucky enough to study engineering at Rensse...
Tags: Column, New York, Congress, Opinion, Washington, White House, China, US, America, Tech, Venture Capital, Manufacturing, Biden, Startup Company, U S Air Force, SOSV


The CEOs of Google, Facebook, and Twitter will appear before Congress in a misinformation hearing on Thursday. Here's why the execs are testifying.

Left to right: Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg, Twitter CEO Jack Dorsey, and Google CEO Sundar Pichai. Andrew Harnik/Rolf Vennenbernd/picture alliance/Pool via REUTERS The CEOs of Facebook, Google, and Twitter will testify in front of Congress on Thursday. The joint hearing was scheduled to discuss how misinformation spreads on these online platforms. Tech firms have faced pressure throughout the pandemic, the 2020 election, and the Capitol siege. See more stories on Insider's business pa...
Tags: Google, Facebook, Mark Zuckerberg, Twitter, Politics, News, Congress, Senate, Trends, Tech, Joe Biden, Hearing, Jack Dorsey, Donald Trump, Dorsey, Zuckerberg


Biden will nominate big tech critic and antitrust star Lina Khan to the FTC

Biden didn’t campaign on getting tough against big tech, but his early actions are speaking louder than his words. The White House confirmed its intentions to nominate Lina Khan to the FTC Monday, sending a clear signal that his administration will break from the Silicon Valley-friendly precedents of the Obama era. Politico first reported Biden’s planned nomination of Khan, which will be subject to Senate confirmation, earlier this month. Lina Khan is a star of the antitrust movement, insofar as...
Tags: Amazon, TC, Obama, Congress, Government, Senate, White House, Tech, House, Silicon Valley, Khan, Biden, Columbia, Federal Trade Commission, Ftc, Tim Wu


America Plans 'Aggressive' Cyber Counterattack on Russia

The Biden administration "is preparing a series of aggressive cyber attacks on Russia in a major shift in tactics designed as a warning shot to rival powers," reports the Telegraph newspaper: The attack, which is expected in the next fortnight, is in retaliation for the SolarWinds hack, the large-scale infiltration of American government agencies and corporations discovered late last year that was traced back to the Kremlin... The U.S. will not target civilian structures or networks, but the ha...
Tags: White House, China, Russia, America, Tech, United States, New York Times, Telegraph, Kremlin, Biden, Sullivan, Putin Russia, Jake Sullivan, U S National Security Adviser


Variant From the UK Likely Accounts for Up To 30% of Covid Infections in US, Fauci Says

The highly contagious variant first identified in the U.K. likely accounts for up to 30% of Covid-19 infections in the United States, White House Chief Medical Advisor Dr. Anthony Fauci said Friday. From a report: The variant, called B.1.1.7, has also been reported in at least 94 countries and detected in 50 jurisdictions in the U.S., Fauci said during a White House news briefing on the pandemic, adding that the numbers are likely growing. The U.K. first identified the B.1.1.7 strain, which appe...
Tags: UK, White House, US, Tech, United States, Anthony Fauci, Fauci, Centers for Disease Control and Prevention U S


The Voter Formation Project puts an experimental spin on reaching Black and brown first-time voters

Victories notwithstanding, the 2020 election blew up many of the assumptions Democrats have long held about the American electorate.In Florida, Arizona and elsewhere, Latino voters broke for Trump in unexpected numbers, upending conventional wisdom that the growing Spanish-speaking population will reliably vote the same way — and vote blue. Polling again failed to capture contours of races around the country, proving that pollsters’ inability to predict Trump’s 2016 win wasn’t a fluke. And with ...
Tags: TC, Facebook, Politics, Texas, Voting, Government, Virginia, Tech, Georgia, Democrats, United States, Iowa, Republican, Black, South, Trump


'The U.S. Is Sitting On Tens of Millions of Vaccine Doses the World Needs'

"Tens of millions of doses of the coronavirus vaccine made by the British-Swedish company AstraZeneca are sitting idly in American manufacturing facilities," reports the New York Times, "awaiting results from its U.S. clinical trial while countries that have authorized its use beg for access." schwit1 shares their report: The fate of those doses of AstraZeneca's vaccine is the subject of an intense debate among White House and federal health officials, with some arguing the administration shou...
Tags: Europe, Maryland, White House, Tech, Merck, European Union, United States, New York Times, Food And Drug Administration, Astrazeneca, Biden, Baltimore, Johnson Johnson, West Chester Ohio


Attacks Leveraging Microsoft Exchange Vulnerabilities 'Have Escalated', Doubling Every Three Hours

Attacks that leverage Microsoft Exchange vulnerabilities "have escalated," warns CNN. They cite a senior White House official saying the window for updating exposed servers is incredibly short -- "measured in hours, not days." On Thursday, Microsoft and security researchers warned that the vulnerabilities are now being combined with another potent cybersecurity threat: ransomware, which locks up a computer or a network's files and holds them hostage until the victim pays a fee. "We have detecte...
Tags: Microsoft, White House, China, US, Tech, Palo Alto Networks, Exchange, Microsoft Exchange, Check Point Research, Exchange Servers Microsoft


America’s small businesses face the brunt of China’s Exchange server hacks

As the U.S. reportedly readies for retaliation against Russia for hacking into some of the government’s most sensitive federal networks, the U.S. is facing another old adversary in cyberspace: China. Microsoft last week revealed a new hacking group it calls Hafnium, which operates in, and is backed by, China. Hafnium used four previously unreported vulnerabilities — or zero-days — to break into at least tens of thousands of organizations running vulnerable Microsoft Exchange email servers and st...
Tags: Security, Europe, Microsoft, Government, White House, China, Russia, US, America, Tech, Banking, Tor, Vulnerability, Cryptography, Cybercrime, United States


White House Reportedly Plans To Name Amazon Foe Lina Khan To FTC

An anonymous reader quotes a report from Ars Technica: US President Joe Biden is reportedly planning to nominate antitrust scholar Lina Khan to the Federal Trade Commission, a move that would indicate his administration is open to aggressive antitrust regulation not only generally but specifically against Amazon and other Big Tech firms. At present, Khan is an associate law professor at Columbia Law School. Khan vaulted directly to antitrust superstardom in 2017 while she was still a law student...
Tags: Google, Amazon, White House, US, Tech, Joe Biden, House, The New York Times, Khan, Biden, Federal Trade Commission, Ftc, Tim Wu, Wu, Rohit Chopra, Amazon Apple Facebook


Biden Taps Another Big Tech Trustbuster

President Joe Biden has decided to nominate Lina Khan, a Columbia University legal scholar championed by anti-Big Tech activists, to the Federal Trade Commission. From a report: Along with the recent hiring of Tim Wu as an economic adviser inside the White House -- also first reported in Playbook -- the addition of Khan signals that Biden is poised to pursue an aggressive regulatory agenda when it comes to Amazon, Google, Facebook and other tech giants. An FBI agent this week was making calls to...
Tags: Senate, White House, Barack Obama, Tech, Joe Biden, Fbi, Columbia University, Khan, Biden, Ftc, Democratic Party, Tim Wu, Wu, Amazon Google Facebook, Lina Khan, Federal Trade Commission From



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