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Xi Jinping may have showed how he plans to cripple US tech and defense giants in the trade war with a visit to a Chinese magnet factory

Chinese President Xi Jinping visited a rare earth magnet factory in eastern China on Monday. He was accompanied by Vice Premier Liu He, China's top economics adviser who has been leading trade negotiations with the US. The highly-publicized photo op suggests that China may be planning to weaponize the rare earth industry to make the US back down in the ongoing trade war. The US heavily relies on Chinese exports of rare earth materials, which can be found in products ranging from batteries to s...
Tags: Japan, White House, China, US, Trends, Bloomberg, Earth, Beijing, Xi Jinping, New York Times, Treasury, Trade, Donald Trump, Pacific, Trump, Pete Souza


China axed its live broadcast of the 'Game of Thrones' finale, reportedly because of the US-China trade war, and fans were furious (KYG8757216)

"Game of Thrones" fans in China were left reeling after Tencent Video, the country's official streamer of HBO content, axed its simulcast of the show's series finale. Tencent Video officially attributed the broadcast problems to "media transfer issues," according to Reuters. But an HBO spokesman told The Wall Street Journal that it was due to tensions brought on by the US-China trade war. Washington and Beijing have amped up their trade battle recently, with both sides imposing new tariffs on ...
Tags: Hbo, Washington, White House, China, US, Trends, Beijing, Xi Jinping, Tencent, Tencent Video, Donald Trump, Huawei, Wall Street Journal, Weibo, Trump, Pete Souza


Google is using its famously sparse homepage to brag about how much it helps the economy, and it's a telling sign of the tech backlash (GOOG, GOOGL)

On Friday, Google began promoting reports outlining its economic benefits on its famously spare homepage. The reports show stats like how many billions of dollars the tech giant has helped generate and how many hundreds of thousands of businesses have leveraged its ad tools.   Google appears to have created these reports since at least 2009, but it's unclear whether it has ever placed them directly on its homepage until now.  The company's self-promotion comes as President Trump steps up criti...
Tags: Apple, Google, Facebook, California, Youtube, White House, US, San Francisco, Trends, Sundar Pichai, Trump, Google Facebook


These 33 adorable photos of Grumpy Cat's life and rise prove why she stole our hearts and raked in millions for her owner

Grumpy Cat, the famed Instagram star with a permanent frown, died this week at age seven. The cat first went viral in 2012, and brought in millions for her owners through public appearances and endorsement deals. Here's how Grumpy Cat rose to notoriety and brought happiness to many with her memorable miserable demeanor. Visit Business Insider's homepage for more stories. The beloved internet sensation Grumpy Cat died this week at the age of 7, his owners announced on Instagram. In a Friday m...
Tags: Mark Zuckerberg, Hollywood, Texas, Instagram, Youtube, New York City, Barack Obama, Trends, Cnn, Mtv, New York Times, Arizona, Reddit, Aubrey Plaza, Grumpy Cat, Silicon Valley


Everything you need to know about Huawei, the Chinese tech giant accused of spying that the US just banned from doing business in America

Huawei, a Chinese tech giant, was recently put on a US blacklist that prevents it from doing business with US companies without first getting US government approval. The US has long voiced concerns that Huawei technology has been used for Chinese government-sponsored spying, a claim the company has continually denied. Here's everything you need to know about Huawei and how it became viewed as a threat to US national security. Visit Business Insider's homepage for more stories. In a huge b...
Tags: White House, China, US, Samsung, America, Trends, Iran, Canada, Department Of Justice, Huawei, Cnbc, Trump, AT T, Ren, Shenzhen China, Dongguan


Trump is being mocked on Chinese social media for giving Huawei free publicity

President Donald Trump declared a national emergency over "threats against information and communications technology and services" on Wednesday. The executive order is expected to precede a ban on US companies buying Huawei telecoms equipment. The order was the subject of "intense discussion" on Chinese social media, BBC Monitoring reported, with Weibo users deriding Trump. Huawei said being locked out of America's 5G network will end up "harming the interests of US companies and consumers." V...
Tags: Facebook, Mark Zuckerberg, White House, US, America, Trends, Bbc, Donald Trump, Huawei, Weibo, Trump, Trump Huawei, Trump Weibo, Restricting Huawei


Instagram heartbroken over reports a Malaysian teen killed herself after asking followers to help her choose life or death

Two Instagram executives appeared before a UK parliamentary committee on Wednesday. They were grilled by lawmakers about the case of a Malaysian teenager, who reportedly died by suicide after posting a poll on Instagram asking people to choose whether she should live or die. The executives said the incident was "heartbreaking" and confirmed that the poll itself was in violation of Instagram's community standards. Visit Business Insider's homepage for more stories. Two high-ranking Instagram e...
Tags: Facebook, UK, Instagram, White House, Trends, Asia Pacific, Malaysia, Damian Collins, Collins, Christchurch, Shah, Reuters, Russell, National Suicide Prevention Lifeline, Digital Culture Media and Sport Committee, Karina Newton


10 things in tech you need to know today

Good morning! This is the tech news you need to know this Thursday. President Donald Trump declared a national emergency over "threats against information and communications technology and services" in the US. The executive order, signed Wednesday, is expected to precede a ban on US firms doing business with the Chinese telecommunications giant Huawei. Huawei slammed Trump's 'unreasonable' ban, saying that the move will only harm US interests in its own 5G rollout. The firm said the ban infrin...
Tags: Google, Amazon, Facebook, White House, US, Samsung, Trends, Tesla, Bloomberg Businessweek, Jeff Bezos, Donald Trump, Huawei, Christchurch, Alexa, Trump, Adam Neumann


Until now, live-streamed killings seemed like something we could all agree to be against. But Trump apparently believes there's a bigger social-media problem. (GOOG, FB, TWTR)

The problem of toxic content on social media came to a head on Wednesday, in a surreal sequence of events. The US refused to sign an international agreement aimed at stamping out terrorist and extremist content online. Instead, the Trump administration launched an online tool to collect examples of people being censored on social-media platforms because of their political views. It's an absurd contortion of the free-speech debate that shows how far apart the country is. Visit Business Insider'...
Tags: Google, Facebook, White House, US, Trends, Trump, Alex Jones, Milo Yiannopoulos, Christchurch New Zealand, France Canada India


The White House created an online tool for Facebook and Twitter users to report examples of political bias and censorship (FB, TWTR, GOOG)

Hours after 18 nations signed a pledge to fight online terrorism through content moderation, the White House released a form encouraging people to report instances in which their content or accounts were removed from the social media. The form, called the "Tech Bias Story Sharing Tool," asks for links and citizenship status, before asking for an email address to be added to the Trump campaign marketing list. The White House frames tech content moderation as a free speech issue, though many of ...
Tags: Facebook, White House, US, Trends, New Zealand, Christchurch, Zealand, Mosques, Trump, Alex Jones, Emmanuel Macron, Facebook Twitter, Facebook Microsoft Google, Jeff Sessions, Trump Administration, Milo Yiannopoulous


President Trump's new tool for collecting social media bias stories has one unusual question on it: Are you a US citizen? (FB, GOOG, TWTR)

The White House has unveiled a new tool for people to report bias or censorship they encounter on social media sites.  Before users can provide the material though they must answer this question: Are you a US citizen or permanent resident?  The form doesn't say exactly how the information will be used, which in the case of non-US citizens or permanent residents could be potentially dangerous.  Currently, President Trump is trying to add a similar citizenship question to the 2020 census, but th...
Tags: Facebook, Supreme Court, White House, US, Samsung, Trends, Trump, Congressional, Supreme Court Read


Trump declares a national emergency, which could set up a huge blow to China's Huawei

President Donald Trump declared a national emergency over "threats against information and communications technology and services" in the US. The executive order, signed Wednesday, is expected to precede a ban on US firms doing business with the Chinese telecommunications giant Huawei. The Justice Department charged Huawei and its US affiliate with theft of trade secrets conspiracy, attempted theft of trade secrets, seven counts of wire fraud, and one count of obstruction of justice earlier th...
Tags: White House, China, US, America, Trends, Iran, Fbi, Beijing, United States, Commerce, Donald Trump, Huawei, Justice Department, Trump, Reuters, Donald J Trump


Trump declares a national emergency setting up a huge blow to China's Huawei

President Donald Trump declared a national emergency over "threats against information and communications technology and services" in the US. The executive order, signed Wednesday, is expected to precede a ban on US firms doing business with the Chinese telecommunications giant Huawei. The Justice Department charged Huawei and its US affiliate with theft of trade secrets conspiracy, attempted theft of trade secrets, seven counts of wire fraud, and one count of obstruction of justice earlier t...
Tags: White House, China, US, America, Trends, Iran, Beijing, United States, Commerce, Donald Trump, Huawei, Justice Department, Trump, Pete Souza, Reuters, Donald J Trump


18 times 'The Simpsons' accurately predicted the future

"The Simpsons" has built a reputation for predicting the future. Most recently, viewers noticed that a 2017 episode of the cartoon seemed to preempt Daenerys Targaryen's big plot twist on Sunday night's penultimate episode of "Game of Thrones." "The Simpsons" also predicted the election of Donald Trump, the discovery of the Higgs boson equation, and a Lady Gaga performance. Visit Business Insider's homepage for more stories. 19 years ago, an episode of "The Simpsons" predicted that Donald Tr...
Tags: Apple, Hbo, London, Sweden, Singapore, Disney, US, Barack Obama, Trends, Tesco, Bbc, Mit, Uganda, Fox, David, Netflix


Sweden has reopened its rape investigation into Julian Assange, as the US tries to extradite him over hacking

Prosecutors in Sweden on Monday announced they would reopen their investigation into claims that WikiLeaks' founder, Julian Assange, raped a woman there in 2010. He has denied the claims. He was first accused in 2010, but the case was disrupted by Assange's almost seven-year stay as an asylum seeker in Ecuador's London embassy. Eva-Marie Persson, a senior Swedish prosecutor, said she would pursue the case as she believed there was probable cause to try him. Assange is being held in London's Be...
Tags: UK, London, Sweden, White House, US, Trends, Julian Assange, Wikileaks, Ecuador, Doj, Pete Souza, Assange, Belmarsh, Julian Assange Assange, Persson, Ecuadorean Embassy


The story of Chris Hughes, who made a fortune by helping Mark Zuckerberg create Facebook, but now thinks it should be broken up (FB)

On Thursday, Facebook cofounder Chris Hughes wrote a blistering op-ed in the New York Times slamming Mark Zuckerberg and calling for the social network to be split up.  Hughes hasn't worked at Facebook since 2007, and cashed out his stake of $500 million or so in the company not long after the IPO in 2012.  In his career, Hughes has worked for Barack Obama's first presidential campaign, led the New Republic magazine, and founded nonprofits.  Here's what you need to know about Chris Hughes. Vis...
Tags: Facebook, Mark Zuckerberg, Ipo, Massachusetts, Barack Obama, Trends, Harvard, New York Times, North Carolina, Fast Company, Chris Hughes, South, Zuckerberg, New Republic, Hughes, Hickory


Facebook cofounder Chris Hughes explains what he learned from sinking $25 million into a business venture that ultimately failed

Facebook cofounder Chris Hughes has called for the social network to be broken up in a blistering New York times op-ed article. Last year, he talked to Business Insider about The New Republic magazine, a long-running liberal journal he purchased in 2012 with hopes of making it a financially stable success. After investing $25 million into it and losing three quarters of his staff over editorial changes, the magazine barely added any readers. He sold it in 2016. Hughes told us this taught him ...
Tags: Facebook, Mark Zuckerberg, New York, Obama, Barack Obama, Trends, Harvard, United States, Washington Dc, New York Times, The New Republic, Chris Hughes, New Republic, Hughes


Trump's tweet about Workhorse sent its stock soaring on news the electric-truck company is in talks to buy a GM assembly plant in Ohio (WKHS)

Workhorse, the electric-truck company negotiating a deal to buy an Ohio assembly plant from General Motors, got a sizable boost in its stock price on Wednesday after President Donald Trump sent a tweet about the deal. Shares of Workhorse Group Incorporated finished the day at $2.65, nearly 215% above the previous day's close at $0.84 per share. The stock settled at $3.47 in after-hours trading. Workhorse shares have floated around $1 or less for most of 2019. Trump apparently preempted an offi...
Tags: Twitter, China, US, Barack Obama, Trends, General Motors, Mary Barra, Gm, Ohio, Donald Trump, Trump, Midwest, Lordstown, Lordstown Ohio, Steve Burns, Workhorse


Cimbria Capital taps Seline as senior adviser

Cimbria Capital has named Richard Seline as a senior adviser. Currently, he is a managing partner at Resiliency Capital Partners and is the executive director and senior adviser for AccelerateH2O. Seline has also held senior executive roles at the White House, the U.S. Commerce Department and the State of Texas. PRESS RELEASE HOUSTON, May 2, 2019 /PRNewswire/ — Cimbria Capital announced today the appointment of Richard Seline as Senior Advisor. Mr. Seline joins Cimbria Capital with the purpose o...
Tags: Europe, White House, Trends, People, Houston, North America, Richard, Southwest, Houston Texas, Milwaukee Wisconsin, U S Commerce Department, Cimbria, Cimbria Capital, Brian V Iversen, Quinn Looper, Seline


The Obamas are making 7 new Netflix movies and TV shows — here are all the details

Higher Ground, former President Barack Obama and former first lady Michelle Obama's production company, announced its first wave of content in its partnership with Netflix on Tuesday. The Obamas signed a multiyear deal with Netflix last year that was met with conservative backlash. The content includes the documentary "American Factory" that Netflix acquired from this year's Sundance Film Festival and "Fifth Risk," which is based on the author Michael Lewis' "Fifth Risk: Undoing Democracy." ...
Tags: China, New York City, Disney, America, Barack Obama, Trends, General Motors, Cnn, Netflix, Hillary Clinton, New York Times, Michelle Obama, Ohio, Michael Lewis, MGM, Reed Hastings


Do The Right Thing

Airbnb has been operating in NYC and NY State for about ten years now and yet we still don’t have comprehensive home sharing legislation on the books in NY State. The reason is that the enemies of Airbnb, mostly the hotel employee unions, have been fighting Airbnb’s existence in NY State very effectively in Albany. Many of the largest cities in the US and around the world now have comprehensive home sharing legislation on the books. It makes sense. It allows homeowners to share their homes le...
Tags: Politics, New York, New York City, US, Trends, Policy, Airbnb, Albany, NY State, Lentol, Joseph Lentol, James Skoufis, Skoufis, New York Existing NYC, NY State Legislature, Assemblyman Lentol


Twitter CEO Jack Dorsey and Trump met behind closed doors to discuss social media ahead of the 2020 election

Twitter CEO Jack Dorsey met with President Donald Trump on Tuesday at the White House. The meeting was held to discuss " the world of social media in general," Trump said in a Twitter post. On the morning of Tuesday's meeting, Trump unleashed a series of tweets accusing Twitter of political bias and alleging the company removed some of his followers. Visit Business Insider's homepage for more stories. Twitter executives met with President Donald Trump on Tuesday to discuss the health of ...
Tags: Google, Facebook, Twitter, White House, US, Trends, Jack Dorsey, Donald Trump, Dorsey, Trump, Donald J Trump, Oval Office Great, Trump and Twitter, Motherboard Dorsey


Twitter CEO Jack Dorsey and President Trump met behind closed doors to discuss social media ahead of the 2020 election

Twitter CEO Jack Dorsey met with President Donald Trump on Tuesday at the White House. The meeting was held to discuss " the world of social media in general," Trump said in a Twitter post. On the morning of Tuesday's meeting, Trump unleashed a series of tweets accusing Twitter of political bias and alleging the company removed some of his followers. Twitter executives met with President Donald Trump on Tuesday, where the parties discussed the health of conversation on the platform ahead o...
Tags: Google, Facebook, Twitter, White House, US, Trends, Jack Dorsey, Donald Trump, Dorsey, Trump, Donald J Trump, Oval Office Great, Trump and Twitter, Motherboard Dorsey


Trump blasts Twitter as 'very discriminatory,' says the social media company removes his followers (TWTR)

President Trump accused Twitter of political bias in a series of tweets on Tuesday morning. "They don't treat me well as a Republican. Very discriminatory, hard for people to sign on," he tweeted. Trump has accused social media companies of anti-Conservative bias previously — as recently as March of this year. Visit Business Insider's homepage for more stories. President Trump accused Twitter of political bias in a series of tweets on Tuesday morning.  "They don't treat me well as a Republica...
Tags: Google, Twitter, Congress, White House, Trends, Conservative, Donald Trump, Trump, Fox Business News, Facebook Twitter, TWTR, Maria Bartiromo Bartiromo, Trump s @realDonaldTrump Twitter


Sri Lanka has temporarily blocked access to Facebook, Instagram, and WhatsApp after a series of bombings left over 200 dead, fearing the spread of misinformation

The Sri Lankan government has reportedly blocked access to various social media sites after a wave of bombings left over 200 dead across the country. Although there is no known direct connection between Sunday's attacks and social media at this time, Facebook and other social media have played a role in fanning ethnic and religious violence in Sri Lanka and other countries in recent years. Visit BusinessInsider.com for more stories. After a series of bombings at churches and hotels early East...
Tags: Facebook, US, Barack Obama, Trends, New York Times, Muslim, Miami, Red Cross, The New York Times, Sri Lanka, Buddhist, Facebook Instagram, US Coast Guard, Ranil Wickremesinghe, Presidential Secretariat, Mano Ganesan


How 'Game of Thrones' viewership compares with TV's other most-watched shows

The season-eight premiere of "Game of Thrones" was the show's most-watched episode across all of HBO's platforms. We looked at how HBO's "Game of Thrones" numbers compare with Nielsen ratings for 2018's biggest shows, including "Roseanne" and "This Is Us." Visit BusinessInsider.com for more stories. The premiere of the final season of "Game of Thrones" was watched by 17.4 million viewers across all of HBO's platforms on Sunday, a series best. But how does that stack up with other popular TV s...
Tags: Hbo, Nbc, Valerie Jarrett, US, America, Barack Obama, Trends, Cbs, Nielsen, Roseanne Barr, India China, Brooklyn Nine Nine, Howie Mandel, Michael Weatherly, Phil McGraw, Roseanne


A Nasdaq executive says companies are rushing to get their IPOs out before Trump goes up for re-election (VIX, NASDAQ, LYFT)

Companies prepping for an upcoming IPO feel the rush to get things done in the near term, but it's not a market downturn that's speeding up schedules. Instead, pre-IPO companies are trying to go public before the 2020 presidential election creates volatility in the markets, Nasdaq senior vice president Jeff Thomas told Business Insider. Elections create noise and uncertainty, and sometimes lead to volatility, Thomas said, which is the last thing a company wants when going public. Visit Busines...
Tags: Google, US, Barack Obama, Trends, Bill Clinton, Manhattan, Nasdaq, Trump, Thomas, Federal Reserve Bank of St Louis, Jeff Thomas, Business Insider Elections, Jeff Thomas Nasdaq, Kenn Starr


NASA's administrator lavishly praised an influential Evangelical ministry during its $10,000-a-table fundraiser. Some experts say his speech violated the Constitution.

NASA administrator Jim Bridenstine gave a speech in February at a Christian ministry's fundraising dinner, which advertised $10,000-a-table sponsorships. NASA said Bridenstine was approved to attend the event in his official capacity. Bridenstine expressed his support for the ministry and its mission, saying he likes the idea of "institutional" but not "influential" separation of church and state. Some government-ethics experts said Bridenstine's speech ran afoul of the First Amendment of the ...
Tags: Spacex, Congress, Washington, White House, Virginia, US, America, Trends, Nasa, Earth, Washington Dc, House, House Of Representatives, Christian, Donald Trump, Boeing


Here are the latest executive power moves — and why you should be tracking them to understand tech

Keeping an eye on major hires and promotions is one of the best ways to understand a company's strategy.  The Org tracks executive changes at companies big and small.  Here's a snapshot of the most important executive moves of the week across tech and transportation. Every week we bring you an overview of the most important executive changes from the past week . This past week, Facebook announced that Peggy Alford from PayPal would be joining the company’s board as the first African-America...
Tags: Google, Facebook, White House, Trends, Tesla, Paypal, Netflix, Venture Capital, Reed Hastings, Erskine Bowles, Kurt Wagner, Alford, Jeff Jones, Scott Rogowsky, Rogowsky, Danielle Brown


Here are the executive power moves that help explain everything that's going on in tech

Keeping an eye on major hires and promotions is one of the best ways to understand a company's strategy.  The Org tracks executive changes at companies big and small.  Here's a snapshot of the most important executive moves of the week across tech and transportation. Every week we bring you an overview of the most important executive changes from the past week . This past week, Facebook announced that Peggy Alford from PayPal would be joining the company’s board as the first African-America...
Tags: Google, Facebook, White House, Trends, Tesla, Paypal, Netflix, Venture Capital, Reed Hastings, Erskine Bowles, Kurt Wagner, Alford, Jeff Jones, Scott Rogowsky, Rogowsky, Danielle Brown



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