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Radical antitrust bills would be disastrous for consumers and innovation

Last week, Margrethe Vestager, the European Union’s top competition commissioner, praised all of the antitrust action legislators have been taking. Do American consumers really want what European consumers have (or, more precisely, what they don’t have)? In June, the House approved six radical bills meant to reign in the market power of large tech companies like Amazon, Apple, Google, Facebook and Twitter. The bills were originally co-sponsored by Rep. David Cicilline, D-Rhode Island, and Rep. K...
Tags: Google, Amazon, Congress, California, Opinion, China, America, Eu, Sport, European Union, Atlantic, Soccer, House, New York Times, Biden, American Dream


Autonomy Founder Mike Lynch Can Be Extradited To US

The founder of UK software firm Autonomy can be extradited to the US to face charges of conspiracy and fraud, a London court has said. The BBC reports: Mike Lynch sold Autonomy to US computer giant Hewlett Packard (HP) for $11 billion in 2011. He denies allegations that he fraudulently inflated the value of Autonomy before the sale. Dr Lynch has been facing civil charges at the High Court in London, where HP is suing him for damages over the deal. But separately, the US Department of Justice (Do...
Tags: UK, London, US, America, Tech, London Stock Exchange, High Court, Bbc, Mike Lynch, US Department of Justice, Lynch, BBC Radio, Sushovan Hussain, Hussain, US Department of Justice DOJ, UK High Court


The Morning Show Season 2: Release Date, Cast and More

(Welcome to …And More, our no-frills, zero B.S. guide to when and where you can watch upcoming movies and shows, and everything else you could possibly stand to know.) After a somewhat rocky start, the AppleTV+ drama The Morning Show recovered nicely and went on to become one of the most talked-about shows of Apple’s debut production slate. The second season is coming up, so let’s take a look at everything we know about The Morning Show season 2 so far. The Morning Show Season 2 Release Da...
Tags: Apple, TV, Movies, Reese Witherspoon, America, Jennifer Aniston, Julianna Margulies, Billy Crudup, Kerry Ehrin, Mimi Leder, Jay Carson, Tom Irwin, Michael Ellenberg Kristin Hahn Lauren Neustadter


'Nuclear Football' Safety Procedures To Be Reassessed

quonset writes: Wherever the president goes, so goes the nuclear football, a 45 pound case which allows the president to to confirm his identity and authorize a nuclear strike. The Football also provides the commander in chief with a simplified menu of nuclear strike options -- allowing him to decide, for example, whether to destroy all of America's enemies in one fell swoop or to limit himself to obliterating only Moscow or Pyongyang or Beijing. During the attempted insurrection on January 6t...
Tags: Congress, America, Tech, Reagan, Beijing, United States, Bill Clinton, Jimmy Carter, Moscow, Pentagon, Pyongyang, Mike Pence, Carter, Denny, Satchel, Bill Clinton Col Buzz Patterson


Daily Crunch: India’s most valuable startup buys US-based digital reading platform Epic for $500M

To get a roundup of TechCrunch’s biggest and most important stories delivered to your inbox every day at 3 p.m. PDT, subscribe here. Hello and welcome to Extra Crunch for July 21, 2021. It’s been a good day for crypto fans, with major coins seeing some recovery from recent lows. Bitcoin and ether remain depressed on a seven-day time frame, however. And the stock market is up today. What more can we ask for on a Wednesday? Well, how about a huge run of startup and tech news? We can do that! — Ale...
Tags: Google, Amazon, TC, Verizon, Lyft, Yahoo, California, India, US, America, Tech, Eu, Ford, Sydney, Miami, Tumblr


US Needs Japan and Korea To Counter China Tech, Says Google ex-CEO

China's capabilities in artificial intelligence are "much closer than I thought" to catching up to the US, former Google chief executive Eric Schmidt told Nikkei Asia, stressing that America would not succeed without a "very strong partnership with our Asian friends." From a report: In an online interview, Schmidt, now chair of the National Security Commission on Artificial Intelligence, said China was closing in on the US in certain areas of AI and quantum computing -- faster than his previous ...
Tags: Google, Japan, Congress, China, US, America, Tech, United States, Korea, Eric Schmidt, SCHMIDT, Nikkei Asia, Counter China Tech Says Google


34 thoughtful cookbook gifts for any occasion

When you buy through our links, Insider may earn an affiliate commission. Learn more. Amazon; Gilbert Espinoza/Insider To me, there's no better gift to give or receive than a great cookbook. A cookbook with beautiful photos, thoughtful narratives, and foolproof recipes can feed the imagination, transport your giftee to another city or country, and inspire them to get creative in the kitchen. There are cookbooks out there to suit every type of cook, whether novice or expert, and feed ...
Tags: Reviews, Apple, Amazon, Kitchen, Cooking, Gift Guide, London, Instagram, France, White House, China, New York City, Jerusalem, America, Trends, Turkey


Ready to tackle MIT's recommended reading list for summer 2021?

As we enter the heart of summer, many of us will find ourselves with added time for relaxation and deep reading. The following titles represent a selection of recent offerings from MIT faculty and staff. Happy reading!Novel, Biography, and Memoir"The Planet After Geoengineering" (Actar, 2021)By Rania Ghosn, associate professor of architectureThis graphic novel makes climate engineering and its controversies visible in five stories assembled from the deep underground to outer space. Each "geo-sto...
Tags: Asia, Books, New York, Science, Technology, Mexico, America, Spain, Mit, Culture, Britain, Williams, Ford, Innovation, Literature, Homeland Security


More Bitcoin Miners Head to America, Partly for Cheaper Energy

"Well before China decided to kick out all of its bitcoin miners, they were already leaving in droves, and new data from Cambridge University shows they were likely headed to the United States," reports CNBC: The U.S. has fast become the new darling of the bitcoin mining world. It is the second-biggest mining destination on the planet, accounting for nearly 17% of all the world's bitcoin miners as of April 2021. That's a 151% increase from September 2020. "For the last 18 months, we've had a se...
Tags: China, Russia, America, Tech, Canada, United States, North America, Cambridge University, Cnbc, Thiel, Nic Carter, Castle Island Ventures, Marathon Digital, Blockcap, Fred Thiel, Darin Feinstein


Fired Covid-19 Data Manager is Now Running for Congress

Florida's fired Department of Health data manager Rebekah Jones lost access to her 400,000 followers on Twitter last month — which she'd been using to criticize Florida governor Ron DeSantis for downplaying the severity of the state's Covid-19 crisis. Then Jones announced she'd be running for Congress. "This also means, under Desantis' recently signed social media law, I get to fine Twitter $250K per day until my account is restored starting July 1." Orlando Weekly reports: After a media frenz...
Tags: Twitter, Florida, Instagram, Congress, America, Tech, Jones, Department Of Health, Slashdot, Ron DeSantis, Daniel Ellsberg, DeSantis, U S White House, Orlando Weekly, COVID, Rebekah Jones


7 Years Later, Google Engineers Revise Their Pessimistic Predictions on Climate Change (slashdot)

Seven years ago two Google engineers concluded, after four years of study that "Renewable energy technologies simply won't work; we need a fundamentally different approach." (The authors proposed a R&D portfolio pursuing "disruptive" solutions in hydro, wind, solar photovoltaics, and nuclear power, with one Slashdot reader asking "is nuclear going to be acknowledged as the future of energy production?") But the two engineers — still at Google — recently announced "we're happy to say that we go...
Tags: Google, News, America, EditorDavid


California Approves a Targeted State-Funded Guaranteed Income Program

Thursday's California's lawmakers approved America's first state-funded guaranteed income program for both qualifying young adults who have recently left foster care and for pregnant women, reports CNBC. The votes — 36-0 in the Senate and 64-0 in the Assembly — showed bipartisan support for an idea that is gaining momentum across the country. Dozens of local programs have sprung up in recent years, including some that have been privately funded, making it easier for elected officials to sell the...
Tags: California, Senate, America, Tech, Cnbc, Gavin Newsom, Assembly, Department of Social Services, Michael Tubbs, Scott Wilk


7 Years Later, Google Engineers Revise Their Pessimistic Predictions on Climate Change

Seven years ago two Google engineers concluded, after four years of study that "Renewable energy technologies simply won't work; we need a fundamentally different approach." (The authors proposed a R&D portfolio pursuing "disruptive" solutions in hydro, wind, solar photovoltaics, and nuclear power, with one Slashdot reader asking "is nuclear going to be acknowledged as the future of energy production?") But the two engineers — still at Google — recently announced "we're happy to say that we go...
Tags: Google, America, Tech


America Honors Its Atomic Veterans

America detonated the world's first nuclear device in Alamogordo, New Mexico on July 16, 1945. On its 76th anniversary, U.S. president Biden issued a proclamation: Many brave men and women have risked their lives in service to our Nation, but few know the story of our "Atomic Veterans" — American military service members who participated in nuclear tests between 1945 and 1962, served with United States military forces in or around Hiroshima and Nagasaki through mid-1946, or were held as pris...
Tags: Congress, America, Tech, United States, Biden, Nagasaki, Hiroshima, Department of Veterans Affairs, Alamogordo New Mexico


An insurtech startup exposed thousands of sensitive insurance applications

A security lapse at insurance technology company BackNine exposed hundreds of thousands of insurance applications after one of its cloud servers was left unprotected on the internet. BackNine might be a company you’re not familiar with, but it might have processed your personal information if you applied for insurance in the past few years. The California-based company builds back-office software to help bigger insurance carriers sell and maintain life and disability insurance policies. It also ...
Tags: Health, Amazon, Security, MetroMile, Technology, California, Cloud Computing, US, Articles, America, Insurance, Tech, Social Security, Computing, Vice President, Prudential


MAGA-Branded 'Freedom Phone' Is a Black Box That Should Be Avoided at All Costs

Be it Parler, Gab, or GETTR, recent times have seen no shortage of dollar-sign-eyed entrepreneurs looking to capitalize on conservative America’s disdain for “liberal” Silicon Valley. It was only a matter of time before someone tried to invent the MAGA phone.Read more...
Tags: Android, Science, Technology, America, Smartphone, Smartphones, Mobile Phones, Computing, Blackberry Priv, Duckduckgo, Trump, Mediatek, Matthew Hickey, Erik Finman, Maga, Android OS


Siemens USA's CFO details 3 strategies for C-suite leaders who are shaping the future of finance

Insider Marsha Smith says it's imperative that finance leaders "understand technology enough to work across the organization" as they make collective company decisions. Siemens Marsha Smith, the CFO of Siemens USA, says modernizing financial technologies boosts efficiency. Smith emphasized that the drive to advance digitalization must come from C-suite leaders. The right organizational mindset toward finance modernization is crucial, Smith told Insider. This article is pa...
Tags: Technology, America, Trends, Siemens, Smith, Start, Cfo, Chief Financial Officer, C-Suite, Sharon Goldman, Siemens USA, Edit Series, Dell-broadreach, Innovation C-Suite, BI Interview, Marsha Smith


Tech Workers Who Swore Off the Bay Area Are Coming Back

Critics said the pandemic would make the industry flee San Francisco and its southern neighbor, Silicon Valley. But tech can't seem to quit its gravitational center. New York Times: The pandemic was supposed to lead to a great tech diaspora. Freed of their offices and after-work klatches, the Bay Area's tech workers were said to be roaming America, searching for a better life in cities like Miami and Austin, Texas -- where the weather is warmer, the homes are cheaper and state income taxes don't...
Tags: Twitter, New York, America, San Francisco, Tech, Miami, Silicon Valley, Bay Area, Austin Texas, Akash Network


Unicode's New Emoji Finalists, Ranked

A new cast of draft emojis stands for final approval by the Unicode Consortium Emoji Subcommittee, the America’s Next Top Model panel of emoji judgment. If you, an emoji, think you’re going to cruise to the top on a nice smile and a dance move, think again. For you who dare approach the world stage, the Consortium…Read more...
Tags: Science, Technology, America, Internet Slang, Computing, Emoji, Unicode, Simpson, Freddy Krueger, Gumby, Online Chat, Unicode Consortium Emoji Subcommittee, Encodings, Pictograms, Japanese Writing System


Announcing the agenda for the Disrupt Stage this September

Disrupt 2021 stands to be the best Disrupt yet. We have an incredible lineup of speakers both on the Disrupt Stage and the Extra Crunch Stage. And, of course, we can’t forget the Startup Battlefield, which has been a launch pad for some of the biggest tech companies in the world today, including Dropbox, Mint, and Cloudflare. Today, we’re excited to give you a closer look at the Disrupt Stage, where the biggest names in tech talk about their companies, their plans, and what’s next for the greate...
Tags: TC, Transportation, Twitter, Abc, America, Tech, Indiana, Nba, Bank, Pfizer, Andreessen Horowitz, Salesforce, Biden, Canva, Seth Rogan, Stewart Butterfield


The person to ‘weaken’ America: what the Kremlin papers said about Trump

Documents appear to show how Russian intelligence worked to install their preferred candidate as presidentPapers appear to show Putin’s plot to put Trump in White HouseIn January 2016, America was coming to terms with what had previously seemed incredible. Barring an unforeseen event, Donald J Trump was on course to become the Republican party’s presidential candidate. Some welcomed this giddy prospect, while others in the Republican establishment recoiled in horror.The man himself oozed confide...
Tags: Europe, Technology, Putin, Vladimir Putin, Washington, Russia, America, World news, US news, Hacking, Ted Cruz, Fox News, Kremlin, Donald Trump, Trump, Donald J Trump


EU Proposes World's First Carbon Border Tax

WindBourne writes: EU is going to put a slowly increasing carbon tax on their own goods (source paywalled; alternative source) and is now applying that tax to a limited number of imported items, with more to come. It is expected to have an initial impact on goods from China, India, and Russia, but as this expands, it will likely hit other nations. All of these nations are saying that they will protest at the WTO. While the EU is not as large of an importer as say America, this will have an impac...
Tags: Russia, America, Tech, Eu, Commission, WTO, China India, WindBourne, Reuters Importers


How to get college scholarships in 2021 (+ mistakes to avoid)

College is by no means an easy feat. From the lengthy application process to entrance exams, it can be rough. Long story short, I did it, and you can too. I want to share the exact method I used to get over $100,000 in scholarship funds. You’re about to find out how to cultivate the winning mindset, how to find the best paying scholarships and my strategy for completing applications in as efficient a manner as possible. Click any link below or scroll down to read the entire post: 3 Steps ...
Tags: Google, Amazon, Money, California, College, Marketing, America, Nelson Mandela, Kaiser, Mandela, Lebron James, Honduras, Chris Rock, Clinton, Peterson, GPA


Bay Area renters have to make between $31 and $68 an hour in order to afford an apartment

Resident does yoga on the roof of his apartment building in San Francisco, California. (Gabrielle Lurie/The San Francisco Chronicle/Getty Images) Bay Area renters have the most expensive housing in the country, according to a new report. To afford a one-bedroom apartment, Bay Area renters have to work 2.2 full-time jobs at minimum wage. San Francisco's high cost of living is due to its booming tech industry and proximity to Silicon Valley. See more stories on Insider's business pag...
Tags: Google, Facebook, Real Estate, London, News, California, New York City, US, Careers, America, San Francisco, Trends, Minimum Wage, Economy, Austin, Rent


How to watch 'Loki,' Marvel's time-hopping series starring Tom Hiddleston - the season finale is now streaming on Disney Plus

When you buy through our links, Insider may earn an affiliate commission. Learn more. "Loki" is now streaming exclusively on Disney Plus. Disney Plus "Loki" debuted on Disney Plus on June 9 and all six episodes of the first season are now available. The show stars Tom Hiddleston and continues phase four of the Marvel Cinematic Universe. A Disney Plus subscription costs $8 a month or $80 a year. Monthly Subscription Service (small) "Loki" is the latest Disney Plus original series, contin...
Tags: Reviews, Apple, Entertainment, Marvel, Disney, America, Trends, Tech, Streaming, Espn, Thor, Owen Wilson, Pixar, Hulu, National Geographic, Hdr


Bank of America misses Q2 revenue forecasts - but smashes income estimates after slashing credit-loss provisions

Bank of America CEO Brian Moynihan. Photo by John Lamparski/Getty Images Bank of America reported second-quarter earnings on Wednesday. The banking group's revenue fell short of Wall Street's forecasts, but it beat on net income. Bank of America counts Warren Buffett's Berkshire Hathaway as its biggest shareholder. See more stories on Insider's business page. Bank of America reported second-quarter earnings on Wednesday. The banking group's revenue fell short of Wall St...
Tags: Apple, America, Trends, Bank Of America, Bloomberg, Berkshire Hathaway, Warren Buffett, Berkshire, Wells Fargo, Buffett, Brian Moynihan, Goldman Sachs JPMorgan, John Lamparski, Berkshire CEO, Theron Mohamed, Getty Images Bank of America


Amazon is selling products emblazoned with a far-right, white nationalist meme

A Trump supporter wears a "Groyper" meme shirt outside the United States Capitol building on January 6, 2021, the day of the Capitol riot. Evelyn Hockstein/For The Washington Post via Getty Images Amazon is selling three products promoting the far-right meme Groyper. Groyper, a spinoff of Pepe the Frog, is closely linked with the white nationalist Nicholas Fuentes. On Monday, Media Matters for America reported additional items that appear to have been removed. Visit Insider's homepage ...
Tags: Google, Amazon, Twitter, Politics, News, Media, Washington Post, US, America, Trends, Fbi, Reddit, Donald Trump, Charlottesville, Pepe, Trump


‘The Queen’s Gambit,’ ‘Ted Lasso,’ ‘The Crown’ vie for Emmy nominations

By LYNN ELBER | AP Television Writer LOS ANGELES — “The Crown” and “Ted Lasso,” among the TV shows that helped distract America during an oppressive pandemic year, are in the hunt for Emmy recognition. The nominations for the 73rd Primetime Emmy Awards will be announced Tuesday by father-and-daughter actors Ron Cephas Jones (“This Is Us”) and Jasmine Cephas Jones (“Blindspotting”), and TV academy chief executive Frank Scherma. In its fourth season, the British royal drama “The Crown” moved close...
Tags: Apple, Hbo, England, TV, News, Microsoft, Awards, California News, America, Los Angeles, Sport, Ap, Netflix, Things To Do, Soccer, Margaret Thatcher


Reading of 2021 Emmy nominations has begun

By LYNN ELBER | AP Television Writer LOS ANGELES — The reading of nominees for September’s Emmy Awards has started. The nominees for best drama series are: “The Boys”; “Bridgerton”; “The Crown”; “The Handmaid’s Tale”; “Lovecraft Country”; “The Mandalorian”; “Pose”; “This Is Us.” The nominees for best comedy series are: “black-ish”; “Cobra Kai”; “Emily in Paris”; “The Flight Attendant”; “Hacks”; “The Kominsky Method”; “PEN15”; “Ted Lasso.” The nominees for best miniseries are: “The Queen’s Gambit...
Tags: Apple, Hbo, England, TV, News, Jimmy Kimmel, Microsoft, Stephen Colbert, John Oliver, Disney, Awards, California News, Kaley Cuoco, America, Los Angeles, Sport


Let's read the full text of Trump's CPAC speech.

Here's the transcript of yesterday's speech. I'll just give you some highlights — things that jumped out at me as I read it, seeing things for the first time (that is, I didn't watch the speech):For generations, the American conservative union has helped lead the charge to defend our values, protect our country, and preserve our glorious American heritage. You see they’re taking our heritage away.... In a matter of mere months, Joe Biden has brought our country to the brink of ruin.... Now the B...
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