Tech


Posts filtered by tags: Barack Obama[x]


 

10 things in tech you need to know today

Nick Wass/Associated Press Good morning! This is the tech news you need to know this Tuesday. Sign up here to get this email in your inbox every morning.Have an Amazon Alexa device? Listen to this update by searching "Business Insider" in your flash briefing settings.Facebook reversed its Australian news ban. The move comes after a weekend of negotiations with the government over its proposed media code.Spotify will launch higher quality streaming. The firm announced a slew of updates, inc...
Tags: Apple, Google, Facebook, Mark Zuckerberg, Bruce Springsteen, Microsoft, Australia, Barack Obama, Trends, Biden, Skype, Cnbc, Black, Niklas Zennstrom, Alex Jones, Brad Smith


Bruce Springsteen & Barack Obama Release a New Podcast, “Renegades: Born in the USA”

Yesterday, Barack Obama and Bruce Springsteen unveiled the first two episodes of an 8-part podcast called “Renegades: Born In The USA.”  The podcast (available on Spotify) is “a series of conversations between President Barack Obama and Bruce Springsteen about their lives, music, and enduring love of America—despite all its challenges.” The conversations were taped at Springsteen’s home between July and December of 2020. To hear the episodes, you will seemingly need to create a Spotify a...
Tags: Google, Facebook, Usa, Bruce Springsteen, Podcasts, Obama, College, America, Barack Obama, Springsteen, Facebook Twitter, Chuck Berry, Bruce Springsteen Barack Obama


Daily Crunch: Spotify announces a high-end subscription

Spotify makes a bunch of announcements, Netflix introduces an intriguing new feature and Clubhouse faces security concerns. This is your Daily Crunch for February 22, 2021. The big story: Spotify announces a high-end subscription Spotify listeners will get the chance to pay for higher-quality audio when the streaming service launches a new tier that it says will offer “CD-quality, lossless audio.” The pricing and launch date have yet to be announced, but Spotify HiFi will, unsurprisingly, cost m...
Tags: Apple, Mobile, Apps, Spotify, Europe, Bruce Springsteen, Media, Barack Obama, Tech, Nasa, Netflix, Mars, Coinbase, Bain Capital Ventures, Bain, Matt Harris


Spotify Launching 'HiFi' Lossless Streaming Option Later This Year

Spotify today announced plans to introduce a new "HiFi" premium tier later this year, which will provide higher-quality lossless audio. According to Spotify, the feature will offer CD-quality music that will let fans experience more depth and clarity in their favorite tracks. Streaming music services like Tidal, Deezer, and Amazon Music have offered lossless audio options but to date, Spotify and Apple Music have not provided higher quality streaming options. Spotify is ‌Apple Music‌'s main ...
Tags: Apple, Spotify, Bruce Springsteen, Barack Obama, Latin America, Amazon Music, Hifi, Asia Africa Europe, Tidal Deezer, Spotify Launching HiFi


Bringing jobs and health benefits, BlocPower unlocks energy efficiency retrofits for low income communities

Retrofitting buildings to make them more energy efficient and better at withstanding climate change induced extreme weather is going to be a big, multi-billion dollar business. But it’s one that’s been hard for low-income communities to tap, thanks to obstacles ranging faulty incentive structures to an inability to adequately plan for which upgrades will be most effective in which buildings. Enter BlocPower, a New York-based startup founded by a longtime advocate for energy efficiency and the jo...
Tags: Energy, TC, New York, Obama, NYC, Washington, White House, Articles, Barack Obama, Tech, Georgia, Chicago, Brooklyn, United States, President, Energy Efficiency


There have been zero reported US drone strikes since Joe Biden took office

A Yemeni boy walks past a mural depicting a US drone on December 13, 2013 in the capital Sanaa. MOHAMMED HUWAIS/AFP via Getty Images Since Joe Biden took office, there have no reports of US drone strikes or civilian casualties. This comes after Trump carried out more strikes in Somalia and Yemen than all other presidents combined. "If there is a pause in airstrikes overall, we hope it's due to a reassessment of the United States' strategy," said Amnesty International's Daphne Eviator. Visi...
Tags: Politics, Obama, Washington, White House, Iraq, Africa, US, Barack Obama, Trends, Joe Biden, United States, Taliban, Drones, Pakistan, Amnesty International, US Senate


59 gifts your mom will love - from loungewear sets to coffee subscriptions

When you buy through our links, we may earn money from our affiliate partners. Learn more. Williams-Sonoma If you're looking for the perfect gift for Mom, we rounded up plenty of thoughtful and unique gift ideas.From budget-friendly to personalized to techy, our gift guides have you covered.Sign up for Insider Reviews' weekly newsletter for more buying advice and great deals.Many families will likely be celebrating each other from afar this year. Nothing takes the place of quality time t...
Tags: Reviews, Apple, Amazon, Nordstrom, Gift Guide, Etsy, Disney, Barack Obama, Trends, Gifts, Philips, Gift Guides, Mom, Warby Parker, Anthropologie, Sephora


Jack Dorsey eases Twitter into life after Trump

Hello, and welcome to this Wednesday's edition of the Insider Tech newsletter, where we break down the biggest news in tech. I'm your host Alexei Oreskovic. Did someone forward this newsletter to you? Get Insider Tech straight in your inbox by subscribing here. Soundtrack: This week's newsletter has been specially designed to be consumed while listening to Kokoroko's "Abusey Junction." This week: Jack Dorsey eases Twitter into life after Trump Rolf Vennenbernd/picture alliance via Getty Im...
Tags: Google, Startups, Facebook, Twitter, New York, Enterprise, Senate, Boston, Softbank, Los Angeles, Barack Obama, Trends, Atlanta, Bloomberg, Katy Perry, Justin Bieber


Oscar Health’s IPO filing will test the venture-backed insurance model

Late Friday, Oscar Health filed to go public, adding another company to today’s burgeoning IPO market. The New York-based health insurance unicorn has raised well north of $1 billion during its life, making its public debut a critical event for a host of investors. Oscar Health lists a placeholder raise value of $100 million in its IPO filing, providing only directional guidance that its public offering will raise nine figures of capital. Both Oscar and the high-profile SPAC for Clover ...
Tags: Fundings & Exits, Startups, TC, New York, Ipo, Barack Obama, Insurance, Tech, Oscar, Health Insurance, SPAC, Oscar Health, EC Consumer Health, Clover Medical


What happened last week? Elon Musk moved markets, Jeff Bezos announced his departure, and the Obamas said they were making new content for Netflix.

Elon Musk and Jeff Bezos. John Locher/AP and Odd Andersen/AFP via Getty Images What happened last week? Elon Musk moved markets with his tweets. Jeff Bezos announced he was stepping down as Amazon CEO.  Netflix and the Obamas announced new projects. Visit the Business section of Insider for more stories. What happened last week?  Elon Musk moved markets with his tweets  Tesla CEO Elon Musk. PETER PARKS/AFP via Getty Images In the days after Tesla CEO Elon Musk told his 44.8 million...
Tags: Amazon, Elon Musk, News, Obama, China, Ipo, US, Barack Obama, Trends, Tech, Tesla, Joe Biden, Netflix, Beijing, Michelle Obama, Crypto


Hillary Clinton says conspiracies about her spread by QAnon followers are 'rooted in ancient scapegoating of women'

In an interview published Friday, Hillary Clinton (R) sounded off about QAnon and those who spread such theories, including Georgia Rep. Marjorie Taylor Greene (L). SAUL LOEB/AFP via Getty Images, Jonathan Ernst-Pool/Getty Images In an interview with The New York Times, Hillary Clinton addressed conspiracy theories about her. She addressed the role of Marjorie Taylor Greene and social media in the spreading of false theories. "We are facing a mass addiction with the effective purveying of ...
Tags: Apple, Facebook, Politics, White House, Barack Obama, Trends, Hillary Clinton, House, New York Times, Salem, The New York Times, Donald Trump, Clinton, Greene, R, Facebook and Twitter


Biden Orders Sweeping Review of Government Science Integrity Policies

sciencehabit shares a report from Science Magazine: President Joe Biden today created a task force that will conduct a 120-day review of scientific integrity policies across the U.S. government, including documenting instances in which "improper political interference" interfered with research or led to the suppression or distortion of data. The review is part of a lengthy memorandum from Biden on his plans for "restoring trust" in government by emphasizing scientific integrity and the use of ev...
Tags: Congress, Barack Obama, Tech, Joe Biden, Biden, Donald Trump, John Holdren


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


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


In Hidden Message on White House Website, Biden Calls For Coders

The recently updated website for President Joe Biden's White House carried an invitation for tech specialists savvy enough to find it. From a report: Hidden in the HTML code on www.whitehouse.gov was an invitation to join the U.S. Digital Service, a technology unit within the White House. "If you're reading this, we need your help building back better," the message said. Former President Barack Obama launched the service in 2014 to recruit technologists to help revamp government services -- for ...
Tags: White House, Barack Obama, Tech, Joe Biden, Medicare, Biden, U S Digital Service, Digital Service


Kamala Harris was just sworn in as the first female vice president in US history. Here are 35 of the most powerful women in 2021.

Kamala Harris, Jill Biden, and Shonda Rhimes. Tasos Katopodis/JIM WATSON/AFP/George Pimentel/Getty Images First ladies, political figures, and prominent businesswomen hold great power in the US. Kamala Harris was sworn in as the first female vice president of the United States. Queen Elizabeth II, the longest-reigning monarch of the United Kingdom, has served for over 65 years. Visit Business Insider's homepage for more stories. From the boardroom to Hollywood and the floor of the House of...
Tags: Strategy, Features, Women And Leadership, Women's History Month, Feminism, Women, CDU


Joe Biden’s new gig

Jim Messina Contributor Share on Twitter Jim Messina is a political and corporate advisor and CEO of The Messina Group. He previously served as the White House Deputy Chief of Staff for Operations under President Barack Obama from 2009 to 2011 and as the campaign manager for Obama's successful 2012 re-election campaign. After serving as Obama-Biden campaign manager and White House Deputy Chief of Staff and now living in San Fr...
Tags: Transportation, Column, New York, Labor, Obama, Congress, California, Opinion, Washington, White House, Boston, San Francisco, Barack Obama, Tech, Joe Biden, Policy


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


US President-Elect Biden Starts New Twitter Account, Criticizes Policy on POTUS Account

"This will be the account for my official duties as President," tweeted U.S. president-elect Joe Biden on Thursday — but from a new account at @PresElectBiden (which will transition to @POTUS after Wednesday's inauguration). But Bloomberg reports Biden is still "clashing with the social media company over its decision to deny the incoming administration millions of existing White House followers." Biden's transition opened @PresElectBiden in order to start building a following for one of the o...
Tags: Twitter, Instagram, White House, US, Barack Obama, Tech, Bloomberg, Joe Biden, Biden, Donald Trump, Trump, Twitter Inc, Facebook Inc, Trump White House, Rob Flaherty, Biden White House


35 of the most powerful women in 2021

Kamala Harris, Jill Biden, and Shonda Rhimes. Tasos Katopodis/JIM WATSON/AFP/George Pimentel/Getty Images From first ladies of the United States to prominent businesswomen and leading figures in the entertainment industry, these women hold great power. On January 20, Senator Kamala Harris will be sworn in as the first female and first Black and South Asian vice president of the United States. Queen Elizabeth II, one of the best-known female leaders in the world and the longest-reigning mon...
Tags: Strategy, Features, Women And Leadership, Women's History Month, Feminism, Women, CDU


Facebook hires a VP of civil rights

Facebook has hired Roy Austin to become its first-ever VP of Civil Rights and Deputy General Counsel to create a new civil rights organization within the company, Facebook announced today. Austin is set to start on January 19 and will be based in Washington, DC. Austin most recently served as a civil rights lawyer at Harris, Wiltshire & Grannis LLP. Prior to that, Austin co-authored a report on big data and civil rights and worked with President Barack Obama’s Task Force on 21st Century Polic...
Tags: Facebook, Mark Zuckerberg, White House, Barack Obama, Tech, Joe Biden, Austin, Aclu, Roy, Trump, Facebook It, U S Capitol, Roy Austin, Laura W Murphy, Facebook Technology, Harris Wiltshire Grannis LLP


AOC says women are disproportionately scrutinized after Biden's Treasury pick Janet Yellen reveals she was paid $7 million in speaking fees

Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez. Alex Wong/Getty Images Janet Yellen, President-elect Joe Biden's Treasury nominee, made more than $7 million by giving speeches on Wall Street and in Silicon Valley. In a 21-page financial disclosure form, Yellen lists 64 different income types, including her benefits from the University of California, Berkeley, where she's a professor emeritus. Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez said on Twitter: "Probably an unpopular take but I think it's important the public kn...
Tags: Google, Obama, Barack Obama, Trends, Joe Biden, Hillary Clinton, Credit Suisse, Pwc, Treasury, Paul ryan, Silicon Valley, Janet Yellen, University Of California Berkeley, Federal Reserve, Biden, Zurich


A Black agent waited in his car for clients. Then the police were called

Marlon Crutchfield, a Compass agent and real estate photographer, filed a complaint claiming he was racially profiled while waiting to photograph a client's home.
Tags: Facebook, Video, Technology, Lifestyle, Barack Obama, Radio, Agent, Compass, National Association of Realtors, Arlington Police Department, Select, News Brief, George Floyd, Marlon Crutchfield, Polly Driscoll


11 experts explain how our digital world is fueling polarization

Michael B. Thomas/Getty Images Tech companies built social media networks to connect us and search engines to give us better information about the world, yet Americans are becoming more divided than ever. The tech industry isn't entirely to blame for polarization, but there are influential economic, psychological, technological, and political forces that explain why it has played such a significant role. Business Insider asked 11 experts on everything from conspiracies to digital ethnogra...
Tags: Google, Facebook, Politics, Internet, Australia, Youtube, Life, Stanford, US, America, Barack Obama, Trends, Social Media, Features, Mit, Hillary Clinton


50 fun stocking stuffers you can still order on Amazon in time for the holidays - all under $20

When you buy through our links, we may earn money from our affiliate partners. Learn more. Amazon You don't have to spend a ton of money to give unique or useful gifts.Amazon has plenty of great last-minute stocking stuffers for less than $20 that friends or family will love to receive, and most of them also come with convenient two-day shipping.Below, find 50 options under $20 that we've handpicked for you from the labyrinth that is Amazon.Sign up for Insider Reviews' weekly newsletter ...
Tags: Reviews, Apple, Amazon, Gift Guide, US, Barack Obama, Trends, Features, Gifts, Kickstarter, Cvs, Gift Ideas, Loch Ness, Stocking Stuffers, BPA, Ina Garten


56 last-minute gifts to send your mom if you're spending time apart this year - for every budget

When you buy through our links, we may earn money from our affiliate partners. Learn more. Williams-Sonoma If you haven't found the perfect gift for mom yet, we rounded up dozens of thoughtful and unique gift ideas to inspire you. Whether you're looking for something budget-friendly (under $25, under $50, or under $100), personalized, or techy, our gift guides have you covered. Sign up for Insider Reviews' weekly newsletter for more buying advice and great deals.Many families will likely...
Tags: Reviews, Apple, Amazon, Nordstrom, Gift Guide, Etsy, Disney, Barack Obama, Trends, Gifts, Philips, Gift Guides, Mom, Warby Parker, Alexa, Gift Ideas


Daddy’s Hangout 2020 Holiday Gift Guide

As a parent, we do everything possible to get our kids almost anything they want for Christmas. We spend our hard earned money on things for our kids because a lot of us didn’t have them. Honestly, seeing the smiles and happiness on our kids is what drives us to do what we do. While spoiling our kids, we tend to go without things that we wouldn’t mind having. With that said, it doesn’t mean that there aren’t a lot of things we wouldn’t love to have. The year 2020 was one definitely for the boo...
Tags: Books, Technology, Featured, Microsoft, Obama, Barack Obama, Atlanta, Gifts, Gigi, Michael Jordan, Jazz, Jordan, Kobe Bryant, Apple Store, Florida State, Volt


The internet's invisible hands: 11 experts explain how our digital world is fueling polarization

Michael B. Thomas/Getty Images Tech companies built social media networks to connect us and search engines to give us better information about the world, yet Americans are becoming more divided than ever. The tech industry isn't entirely to blame for polarization, but there are influential economic, psychological, technological, and political forces that explain why it has played such a significant role. Business Insider asked 11 experts on everything from conspiracies to digital ethnogra...
Tags: Google, Facebook, Politics, Internet, Australia, Youtube, Life, Stanford, US, America, Barack Obama, Trends, Social Media, Features, Mit, Hillary Clinton


The DC to Silicon Valley pipeline: Meet the former Washington power-players who joined the ranks at tech companies like Amazon and Airbnb

Jay Carney. Thierry Monasse/Corbis via Getty Images In recent years, there's been a talent pipeline from Washington, DC, to Silicon Valley.  Several for Obama administration officials now work at tech companies like Airbnb and Amazon.  Jay Carney, President Barack Obama's former press secretary, is now a high-ranking Amazon employee. Tony West, a former Justice Department official, is a C-level executive at Uber.  Other helped run political campaigns or held State Department positions befo...
Tags: Apple, Amazon, Facebook, Uber, Politics, Obama, California, Washington Post, Washington, Senate, Barack Obama, Trends, Hp, Joe Biden, Washington Dc, Bill Clinton


Here are 9 fascinating facts to know about BlackRock, the world's largest asset manager popping up in the Biden administration

BlackRock Chief Executive Larry Fink was reportedly under consideration by 2016 presidential candidate Hillary Clinton to run the Treasury Department. AP The world's biggest fund manager, BlackRock, has become an increasingly influential player in Washington, DC.  The firm's global head of sustainable investing is set to head Biden's National Economic Council, and a former advisor to BlackRock Chief Executive Larry Fink will serve as a top official at Treasury. Here's a rundown of fast fac...
Tags: Google, Japan, New York, Obama, California, Washington, China, US, Barack Obama, Trends, Linkedin, Bloomberg, Joe Biden, Aig, Hillary Clinton, Washington Dc



Filters
show more filters
January - 2021
MoTuWeThFrSaSu
    123
45678910
11121314151617
18192021222324
25262728293031
February - 2021
MoTuWeThFrSaSu
1234567
891011121314
15161718192021
22232425262728
March - 2021
MoTuWeThFrSaSu
1234567
891011121314
15161718192021
22232425262728
293031