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Bill and Melinda Gates' separation agreement likely took at least a year to figure out ahead of the divorce, an expert said

Win McNamee / Getty Images Win McNamee / Getty Images Bill and Melinda Gates don't have a prenup, so they divided assets based on a separation agreement. A separation agreement is a private document in a divorce filing that splits up property. That agreement has likely been in the works for at least a year, a lawyer said. See more stories on Insider's business page. Bill and Melinda Gates filed for divorce in Washington state on May 3 and asked the court to follow a separation agre...
Tags: Amazon, News, Microsoft, Law, Washington, Trends, Divorce, Bill Gates, Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation, Bill, Jeff Bezos, Melinda Gates, Gates Foundation, Jeff, Melinda, McNamee Getty


At its heart, the legal spat between Apple and 'Fortnite' maker Epic Games is about whether or not the iPhone is a computer

Epic Games Apple and "Fortnite" maker Epic Games are fighting in court over how the App Store works. Lawyers for the two companies presented their opening remarks on Monday, which laid out their cases. At the heart of the fight is a fundamental disagreement on whether or not the iPhone is a computer. Visit the Business section of Insider for more stories. Apple and "Fortnite" maker Epic Games just kicked off a legal battle that could have major implications for the future of the App Store...
Tags: Iphone, Apple, Ios, Ipad, Gaming, Video Games, Law, Trends, Epic, Tim Cook, App Store, Sundar Pichai, Epic Games, Moore, Forrest, Tim Sweeney


Apple and the maker of 'Fortnite' are facing off in an epic legal battle. Here's what the companies are fighting about and what to expect in the courtroom.

Apple CEO Tim Cook, left, and Epic Games CEO Tim Sweeney, right. Apple/Rachel Luna/Stringer "Fortnite" maker Epic Games is suing Apple, and the court proceedings start this week in California. Epic says Apple's App Store is a monopoly. Apple says Epic broke its developer contract. As a result of the legal spat, "Fortnite" was kicked off Apple's iPhone and iPad last year. Visit the Business section of Insider for more stories. Apple and the maker of "Fortnite" are going to battle in...
Tags: Iphone, Apple, Ios, Ipad, Gaming, Facebook, Spotify, Microsoft, Video Games, Entertainment, Law, California, Trends, Smartphones, Epic, Tim Cook


Read the 2 a.m. declaration of war Apple CEO Tim Cook got from the billionaire CEO behind 'Fortnite' before the companies head to court this week

Apple CEO Tim Cook in Austin, Texas, on November 20, 2019. MANDEL NGAN/AFP via Getty Images The upcoming legal battle between Apple and the maker of "Fortnite" was sparked by a 2 a.m. email. Epic Games CEO Tim Sweeney sent a 2 a.m. email on August 13 to Apple CEO Tim Cook and other execs. "Epic will no longer adhere to Apple's payment processing restrictions," Sweeney said. Visit the Business section of Insider for more stories. Apple and "Fortnite" maker Epic Games are going to court...
Tags: Apple, Google, Gaming, Cook, Video Games, Entertainment, Law, Trends, Epic, Tim Cook, Lawsuits, App Store, Epic Games, Apple App Store, Unreal Engine, Sweeney


Seeking names for the leading attorneys and law firms that work with creators and influencers

TikTok star Addison Rae Easterling. Gregg DeGuire / Getty Images Insider is compiling a list of the top attorneys and law firms who work in the creator industry. We want to hear from you on lawyers that have been the most effective at working with influencers. Please submit your ideas through this form (or below) by April 14. See more stories on Insider's business page. The business of being an internet star is complicated. Social-media influencers once made the bulk of their earnings ...
Tags: Media, Law, Youtube, Trends, Walmart, Netflix, Influencers, Tech Insider, Tiktok, Emma Chamberlain, Joshua Weissman, Brad Mondo, Ryan Kaji, Addison Rae Easterling, Addison Rae Easterling Gregg, YouTuber MrBeast Jimmy Donaldson


YouTube will not remove a three-hour livestream of the Colorado grocery store shooting

Police respond at a King Soopers grocery store where a gunman opened fire on March 22, 2021 in Boulder, Colorado. Ten people were killed in the attack. Chet Strange/Getty Images On March 22, 10 people were killed by a shooter at a King Soopers grocery store in Boulder, CO. As the shooting unfolded, a YouTuber at the store began livestreaming what happened. The three-hour video, which is now archived on YouTube, won't be removed, YouTube says. Visit the Business section of Insider for m...
Tags: Crime, Law, Colorado, Youtube, Police, Trends, Ptsd, Boulder, Livestream, Boulder Colorado, Schiller, Boulder CO, YouTube YouTube, Ben Gilbert, Tech Insider, King Soopers


A Pennsylvania prosecutor making $60 per hour got demoted because of his DoorDash side gig - where drivers make $17 per hour

Alexi Rosenfeld/Getty Images A Pennsylvania prosecutor was demoted for delivering food for DoorDash during his work hours. His boss called it "indefensible, thoughtless, selfish, and so stupid." The prosecutor, Gregg Shore, told KYW Radio that his reasons for working for DoorDash were personal. See more stories on Insider's business page. District attorneys typically serve citizens by building legal cases against people accused of crimes, but one prosecutor in Bucks County, Pennsylvan...
Tags: Politics, Law, Trends, Pennsylvania, The New York Times, Food Delivery, Shore, Gig Economy, Doordash, Bucks County, Tony Xu, Matt Weintraub, Weintraub, Tech Insider, Bucks County Pennsylvania, Gig workers


Got an NDA at your tech job? We want to hear from you.

iStock; Insider Nondisclosure agreements are the backbone of Silicon Valley's culture of secrecy. We're peeling back the curtain in a first-of-its-kind reporting project. Want to participate in our reporting process? Please consider sending us a copy of your NDA. Help us tell the definitive story of how money and power enforced silence across an entire industry. It's no secret that much of what goes on everyday in Silicon Valley is, well, secret. In an effort to pierce through...
Tags: Startups, Enterprise, Media, Law, Trends, Silicon Valley, NDA, Tech Insider, Sunshine Week, Matt Drange, BI Graphics, Nda Agreement, News Leaders Association


Former Theranos CEO Elizabeth Holmes is pregnant, and is requesting her federal trial be delayed again

Elizabeth Holmes, founder of Theranos. REUTERS/Stephen Lam Theranos founder and former CEO Elizabeth Holmes is pregnant, her lawyer says. Holmes expects to give birth in July, and is asking to push her trial back to the end of August. The federal prosecution also requested a delay due to her pregnancy. Visit the Business section of Insider for more stories. Founder and former Theranos CEO Elizabeth Holmes is pregnant, according to new court documents.Holmes expects to give birth in July, a...
Tags: Hbo, Law, Trends, Fraud, Lawsuits, Fda, Pregnant, Theranos, Elizabeth Holmes, Federal Court, Holmes, US Department of Justice, Ben Gilbert, Tech Insider, Sunny Balwani, Stephen Lam Theranos


5 things you should know when buying a used PC laptop or desktop

Buying a computer, even a used one, is a big decision that requires keeping a few things in mind. Fiordaliso/Getty Images If you're looking to buy a used or refurbished PC, there are some important things to look out for.  Avoid buying a computer that's more than three years old, and watch out for components that are out of date or obsolete. If you're getting a used laptop, make sure the battery holds a charge and works properly.  Visit Insider's Tech Reference library for more stories. A ...
Tags: Law, Trends, Pc, Ssd, Laptops, Intel Core, Moore, Apple Dell, Dave Johnson, Tech Insider, Buying Used, BI-freelancer, Tech Reference, Laptops & Tablets (Reference, Tech How To, Refurbished products


Tesla may have already earned $600 million on its bitcoin investment, but experts raise concerns

Elon Musk's Tesla recently invested $1.5 billion in bitcoin. Britta Pedersen-Pool/Getty Images Tesla's $1.5 billion investment in bitcoin led to it trading at over $50,000 for the first time. Tech expert Álex Barredo said Tesla may have already earned $600 million on the investment. Founder Elon Musk's Twitter endorsement of bitcoin has led to allegations of "criminal behavior." Visit the Business section of Insider for more stories. Tesla founder Elon Musk has courted controversy with...
Tags: Twitter, Spacex, Elon Musk, Law, International, Trends, Tech, Markets, Tesla, European Central Bank, Bitcoin, SEC, Mastercard, Securities And Exchange Commission, Musk, Nordic


'We will be proceeding with the Code': As Facebook bans Australian news, the government says it won't back down on new media laws

Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg. REUTERS/Erin Scott/File Photo The Australian government says it won't back down on its proposed news media bargaining code. Communications Minister Paul Fletcher told ABC News Breakfast "we will be proceeding with the code." The laws, if passed, could compel Facebook and Google to pay Australian news outlets for the journalism they produce. Visit Business Insider Australia's homepage for more stories. The Australian federal government says it won't back down o...
Tags: Google, Facebook, Mark Zuckerberg, News, Media, Law, Abc, Australia, Senate, Trends, Silicon Valley, Josh Frydenberg, Frydenberg, Fletcher, Australia New Zealand, ABC News Breakfast


In court documents about the pro-Trump riots at the Capitol, Facebook is cited far more than any other social network

Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg leaving The Merrion Hotel in Dublin, Ireland after a meeting with politicians to discuss regulation of social media and harmful content in April 2019. Niall Carson/PA Images via Getty Images Court documents related to the Capitol riots on January 6 mention Facebook more than any other social-media site. A George Washington University group is cataloging court documents about those arrested in connection with the riots. Reviewing the documents, Forbes found Face...
Tags: Apple, Facebook, Mark Zuckerberg, Twitter, Crime, Instagram, Law, Congress, Youtube, Washington, Trends, Social Media, Sheryl Sandberg, Forbes, Trump, George Washington University


Twitter and Facebook both banned Trump from their platforms. Here's why that doesn't violate the First Amendment - or any other laws

Activist Mike Merrigan holds a piñata shaped like the Twitter logo with hair to look like U.S. President Donald Trump during a protest outside of Twitter headquarters on May 28, 2020 in San Francisco, California. Justin Sullivan/Getty Images Twitter suspended President Donald Trump's personal account permanently on Friday, a day after Facebook banned him indefinitely, in the wake of pro-Trump rioters storming the US Capitol. Trump quickly tried to use the official presidential Twitter acco...
Tags: Apple, Google, Facebook, Twitter, Politics, News, Media, Instagram, Law, Congress, Youtube, Advertising, Trends, Social Media, Analysis, Federal Communications Commission


Twitter limited Trump's tweets for 'risk of violence' as pro-Trump rioters stormed the Capitol

A protester is seen hanging from the balcony in the Senate Chamber on January 06, 2021 in Washington, DC. Congress held a joint session on Wednesday to ratify President-elect Joe Biden's 306-232 Electoral College win over President Donald Trump. Pro-Trump rioters broke into the US Capitol building after mass demonstrations in the nation's capital. Win McNamee/Getty Images As pro-Trump rioters broke into the US Capitol on Wednesday afternoon with Congress in session, President Trum...
Tags: Twitter, Politics, Usa, Crime, Protest, Law, Congress, Washington, Senate, US, Trends, Joe Biden, Washington Dc, House, House Of Representatives, National Security


A UK judge specifically cited 'extreme' US prison conditions in ruling that WikiLeaks founder Julian Assange won't be extradited to the US

Supporters of Julian Assange celebrate after the verdict outside the Old Bailey on January 4, 2021 in London, England. Chris J Ratcliffe/Getty Images A UK judge ruled on Monday that Wikileaks founder Julian Assange won't be extradited to the United States. Judge Vanessa Baraitser specifically cited the "extreme conditions" of prisoners in the US housed with "special administrative measures" (SAMs) which would be applied to Assange.   Assange is wanted by the US government on a variety of c...
Tags: UK, London, Crime, Law, US, Trends, United States, Julian Assange, Wikileaks, Extradition, Assange, London England, Bailey, Ecuadorian Embassy, Ben Gilbert, Tech Insider


2020 brought a wave of discrimination and harassment allegations against major companies like Amazon, McDonald's, and Pinterest. These are some of the year's high-profile legal battles.

Jeremy Moeller, Chesnot, and Justin Sullivan/Getty Images The #BlackLivesMatter and #MeToo movements have exploded in recent years, shedding light on systemic racial and gender bias across American society, and in particular, within American workplaces. In 2020, workers spoke publicly in increasing numbers, often by taking their employers to court over pay disparities, harassment and abuse, and toxic company cultures. Major businesses including Google, Amazon, McDonald's, Pinterest, and J...
Tags: Google, Amazon, Facebook, Mark Zuckerberg, New York, News, Pinterest, Law, Washington Post, Washington, Cbs News, Life, Disney, Nbc News, US, Careers


'Fortnite' maker Epic Games is getting help from another deep-pocketed tech giant in its ongoing legal fight with Apple: Facebook is joining the fray

Apple CEO Tim Cook, left, and Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg, right. AP; Francois Mori/AP Facebook is throwing its support behind "Fortnite" maker Epic Games in its ongoing legal spat with Apple, the company announced this week. "Facebook is committed to providing relevant information in the Epic Games litigation regarding how Apple's policies have adversely impacted Facebook and the people and businesses who use our services," Facebook said. On August 13, the wildly popular game "Fortnite" ...
Tags: Apple, Ios, Google, Facebook, Mark Zuckerberg, Spotify, Lawsuit, Video Games, Entertainment, Law, Trends, Ap, Epic, Tim Cook, Lawsuits, App Store


The LAPD banned officers from using facial recognition technology which harvested images from social media by Clearview AI

Chris Wattie/Reuters The Los Angeles Police Department banned the use of commercial facial recognition software after being confronted about its officers' use of Clearview AI by BuzzFeed News, the outlet reported Tuesday. BuzzFeed News reported that it had inquired about documents showing that "25 LAPD employees had performed nearly 475 searches using Clearview AI," a controversial software that scrapes images from social media. The LAPD has previously misrepresented how widely it has use...
Tags: News, Law, Police, Boston, US, Trends, Surveillance, Law Enforcement, United States, Portland Oregon, Lapd, Facial Recognition Technology, Los Angeles Times, Policing, Business Insider, Los Angeles County


The LAPD banned officers from using commercial facial recognition technology after being confronted about its use of Clearview AI, a controversial software that harvested images from social media

Chris Wattie/Reuters The Los Angeles Police Department banned the use of commercial facial recognition software after being confronted about its officers' use of Clearview AI by BuzzFeed News, the outlet reported Tuesday. BuzzFeed News reported that it had inquired about documents showing that "25 LAPD employees had performed nearly 475 searches using Clearview AI," a controversial software that scrapes images from social media. The LAPD has previously misrepresented how widely it has use...
Tags: News, Law, Police, Boston, US, Trends, Surveillance, Law Enforcement, United States, Portland Oregon, Lapd, Facial Recognition Technology, Los Angeles Times, Policing, Business Insider, Los Angeles County


Workers at Montreal-based video-game studio Ubisoft were forced to flee to the roof in a potential hostage situation that turned out to be a hoax

Ubisoft's main office in Montreal, Quebec. Eric Thomas/AFP via Getty Images Police responded to the video-game studio Ubisoft in Montreal on Friday afternoon, Le Journal de Montreal reported. Reports had described it as a potential hostage situation, but it turned out to be a hoax. Police officers surrounded the building on Saint-Laurent Boulevard in the Mile End neighborhood. A live news feed showed employees on the roof. A representative of the Montreal police service told Business ...
Tags: Gaming, Crime, News, Video Games, Law, Police, Trends, Canada, Hostage, Ubisoft, Montreal, Montreal Quebec, Assassin, Eric Thomas, Saint Laurent Boulevard, Ben Gilbert


Workers at Montreal-based video game studio Ubisoft were forced to flee to the roof in potential hostage situation

Ubisoft's main office in Montreal, Quebec, Canada. Eric Thomas/AFP via Getty Images A potential hostage situation at the video game studio Ubisoft in Montreal was ongoing on Friday afternoon, Le Journal de Montreal reports. Police surrounded the building Saint-Laurent Boulevard in the Montreal neighborhood of Mile End. A live news feed showed employees on the roof. "We are verifying that there is a police operation going on, but we aren't confirming a hostage situation," a representat...
Tags: Gaming, Crime, News, Video Games, Law, Police, Trends, Canada, Hostage, Ubisoft, Montreal, Montreal Canada, Assassin, Saint Laurent Boulevard, Ben Gilbert, Mile End


SpaceX wants to impose its 'own legal regime' on Mars for human settlements. A space law expert says that's dubious, but Earth should take it seriously anyway.

An illustration of SpaceX's Starship rocket system lifting off from a Mars city and heading back to Earth. SpaceX/YouTube Elon Musk wants to build a settlement on Mars using Starship, a new fully reusable rocket system that SpaceX is developing to carry 100 people per flight. SpaceX's general counsel recently said he's drafting "a constitution for Mars" and that the company may impose its "own legal regime" on the red planet. SpaceX apparently wants Mars to be "a free planet" where "no...
Tags: Space, Spacex, Elon Musk, Science, News, Law, China, Russia, US, Trends, Earth, Taiwan, United States, United Nations, Reddit, Mars


Elon Musk's SpaceX wins a $149 million Pentagon contract to build missile-tracking satellites

SpaceX founder and chief engineer Elon Musk. REUTERS/Steve Nesius SpaceX has won a $149 million contract to make missile-tracking satellites for the United States Department of Defense. Elon Musk's space exploration company will build four satellites under the Space Development Agency (SDA) contract. The four satellites would be fitted with a wide-angle infrared missile-tracking sensor supplied by a subcontractor, an SDA official said. Visit Business Insider's homepage for more stories. El...
Tags: Space, Spacex, Elon Musk, Science, Technology, US, Trends, Department Of Defense, Bank Of America, Military, Innovation, Contract, Rocket, Pentagon, Reuters, Redmond Washington


HBO's new mystery series, 'The Third Day,' will stream a unique live episode on October 3 — here's how to watch

When you buy through our links, we may earn money from our affiliate partners. Learn more. HBO "The Third Day" premiered on the HBO network and HBO Max streaming service on September 14.The six-episode miniseries is separated into two main parts, "Summer" and "Winter," with three episodes in each. A bonus "Autumn" episode will be livestreamed as a unique 12-hour event starting at 4:30 a.m. ET on October 3 via HBO's Facebook page.An HBO Max subscription costs $14.99 a month, and new membe...
Tags: Reviews, Apple, Hbo, UK, London, Entertainment, Law, US, Samsung, Trends, Tech, Anna Kendrick, Streaming, Roku, Seth Rogen, Warner Bros


HBO's new mystery series, 'The Third Day,' will feature a unique live episode — here's how to watch on HBO Max

When you buy through our links, we may earn money from our affiliate partners. Learn more. HBO "The Third Day" will premiere on the HBO network and HBO Max streaming service on September 14 at 9 p.m. ET.The six-episode miniseries is separated into two main parts, "Summer" and "Winter," with three episodes in each. A live "Fall" episode will be produced as an additional immersive theatre event in between the airings of "Summer" and "Winter."An HBO Max subscription costs $14.99 a month, an...
Tags: Reviews, Apple, Hbo, UK, London, Entertainment, Law, US, Samsung, Trends, Tech, Anna Kendrick, Streaming, Roku, Seth Rogen, Warner Bros


AI experts doubt Amazon's new Halo wearable can accurately judge the emotion in your voice, and worry about the privacy risks

Amazon's wearable "Halo" wristband and accompanying app. Amazon Amazon launched its new wearable, Halo, on Thursday. It comes with a feature called "Amazon Tone" which analyzes the emotion in your voice to help users "better understand how they may sound to others."Amazon says Tone uses machine learning to analyze the users' voice and tell them how they sound throughout the day.AI experts told Business Insider it's bold of Amazon to claim an algorithm is capable of accurately interpreti...
Tags: Apple, Amazon, Halo, Trends, Insurance, Mozilla, Ai, University of Oxford, Voice, Alexa, Amazon Amazon, John Hancock, Wachter, Majmudar, Tech Insider, Tone


24 TV shows Netflix canceled even though critics loved them

"Marvel's Daredevil." Netflix Netflix often sees little value in long-running TV shows, which has led to some critically acclaimed series getting the boot early in their runs.We looked at 24 Netflix originals beloved by critics that were canceled, from "Patriot Act with Hasan Minhaj" to "The Society."Visit Business Insider's homepage for more stories.Netflix doesn't love long-running TV shows, and sometimes that means great shows get the ax early.The streaming giant has canceled plenty ...
Tags: TV, Hollywood, Media, Entertainment, New York City, Time, Norman Lear, Los Angeles, Trends, Society, Features, Chicago, Fox, Netflix, Atlantic, New York Times



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