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Joe White MBE appointed new UK Consul-General in SF, with new Technology Envoy role

Joe White MBE — a general partner of Entrepreneur First, a Greylock-backed early-stage deep tech fund — is leaving after being appointed as Her Majesty’s Consul-General, San Francisco, and Technology Envoy to the United States in a new, combined and powerful, role for the U.K. government. One of the key figures from the last two decades of the tech industry in the U.K., most recently White has been co-chair of GBx, a curated network of British entrepreneurs; a non-executive director for the U.K....
Tags: Google, TC, Europe, UK, US, San Francisco, Tech, David Cameron, United States, Washington Dc, Silicon Valley, Biden, White, Brexit, Greylock, Entrepreneur First

Bill Gates just released a plan for US leadership on climate change, including $35B in funding

Bill Gates, the co-founder of Microsoft and one of the world’s richest men and most prolific philanthropists, has just released a broad new plan on how the U.S. could take the lead in the fight against climate change. “[We] need to revolutionize the world’s physical economy—and that will take, among other things, a dramatic infusion of ingenuity, funding, and focus from the federal government. No one else has the resources to drive the research we need,” Gates writes.  With a new Biden ad...
Tags: TC, Microsoft, Congress, Climate Change, Senate, US, Tech, Georgia, Nasa, Bill Gates, National Institutes of Health, Biden, Department Of Energy, Gates, Lancet, National Public Radio

Trump’s odd new attack on Section 230 is probably doomed

Trump’s crusade against a key internet law known as Section 230 tends to pop up in unlikely places. His Twitter feed on Thanksgiving, for one. Or at times you’d think the nation would be hearing from its leader on the matter at hand: a worsening pandemic that’s killed nearly 270,000 people in the United States. His latest threat to the law, which is widely regarded as the foundation for the modern internet, is unlikelier still. Now, Trump wants to veto the National Defense Authorization Act (NDA...
Tags: TC, Twitter, Fcc, Congress, Government, Elizabeth Warren, America, Tech, United States, Bill, Biden, Wyden, Trump, Donald J Trump, Twitter Trump, Hawley

Europe will push to work with the US on tech governance, post-Trump

The European Union said today that it wants to work with US counterparts on a common approach to tech governance — including pushing to standardize rules for applications of technologies like AI and pushing big tech to be more responsible for what their platforms amplify. EU lawmakers are anticipating rebooted transatlantic relations under the incoming administration of president-elect Joe Biden. The Commission has published a new EU-US agenda with the aim of  encouraging what it bills as “...
Tags: Security, Facebook, Europe, Privacy, Senate, Russia, Digital, US, Tech, Eu, G20, European Union, Joe Biden, Artificial Intelligence, Policy, Atlantic

Biden said he'd 'end forever wars,' but he's shown few signs that he won't repeat the mistakes of the past, human rights groups warn

Vice President Joe Biden meets with U.S. troops in Maidan Wardak province January 11, 2011. Omar Sobhani/Reuters President-elect Joe Biden has pledged to "end forever wars," but human rights groups are concerned by a lack of specifics behind this vow.  "Withdrawing troops in itself does not end those wars, or US involvement in them, if the US continues to conduct air strikes, whether by drones or by piloted aircraft," Daphne Eviatar of Amnesty International told Insider.  Biden has been fa...
Tags: Politics, Isis, Human Rights, News, Guantanamo Bay, Obama, Congress, White House, Islamic State, Iraq, Brown University, Africa, Time, US, Barack Obama, Trends

Dear Sophie: Hacks for the March 2021 H-1B lottery?

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: Can an H-1B co-founder own a Delaware C Corp? Dear Sophi...
Tags: Column, Labor, California, Tech, Diversity, Policy, United States, Silicon Valley, Lawyers, Biden, H-1b Visa, Sophie, USCIS, Cato Institute, Jeffrey White, Foster City

Ford Calls On Automakers To Support California Fuel Economy Deal

An anonymous reader quotes a report from Reuters: Ford is urging major automakers to consider backing a framework deal with California on vehicle emissions in a bid to reach industry consensus before President-elect Joe Biden takes office, according to a letter seen by Reuters on Monday. Major automakers are set to discuss next steps at a virtual meeting of their auto trade association Tuesday, which comes a week after General Motors abruptly announced it would no longer back the Trump administr...
Tags: California, Tech, General Motors, Joe Biden, Ford, Biden, Trump, Reuters, Kumar Galhotra, Ford Americas, Galhotra, Biden Administration, California Fuel Economy Deal

'Reactionary giving' was all the rage from the 'Trump bump' after 2016 — but the coronavirus has changed giving like everything else

Samantha Lee/Business Insider High-net-worth individuals are still cutting the biggest checks. Crystal Cox/Business Insider Today is Giving Tuesday, which is devoted to charitable giving. Like everything else in 2020, giving is a little bit different this year. The general pattern of "reactionary giving" around elections, turbocharged in the Trump era, coincided with pandemic-related giving, both bolstered by smaller donors. In 2016, contributions to liberal nonprofits increased ...
Tags: Google, Post, Obama, America, Trends, Joe Biden, Aclu, New York Times, Biden, Donald Trump, South Carolina, Lindsey Graham, Trump, Council on American Islamic Relations CAIR, Chronicle, Chronicle of Philanthropy

Capital gains are the profits you make from selling your investments, and they can be taxed at lower rates

Capital gains come with tax advantages that reward investors who hold their investments for over a year. Pra-chid/Getty Images Capital gains are profits derived from selling an asset: financial investments, real estate, personal property, or collectibles. Capital gains are either long-term or short-term, depending on how long you owned the asset (over or under one year). Short-term capital gains are taxed as ordinary income, while long-term capital gains are taxed at special, lower rates....
Tags: Apple, Finance, Trends, Goldman Sachs, Ira, Capital Gains Tax, Biden, Irs, Freelance, Aapl, Internal Revenue Service IRS, NIIT, Capital Gains, BI Graphics, Investing (Reference, Investing How To

10 things in tech you need to know today

Patrick Pleul/picture alliance via Getty Images 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.And for the biggest stories in politics, sign up here for 10 Things in Politics You Need to Know Today — launching soon!Google's DeepMind solved the protein folding problem. Its AI program AlphaFold can pr...
Tags: Apple, Google, Facebook, Spacex, Fcc, China, US, Trends, Biden, Xinjiang, Greylock, Ftc, Josh Elman, Nordic, Deepmind, Amazon Alexa

Daily Crunch: Facebook acquires Kustomer for $1B

Facebook makes a billion-dollar acquisition, we learn more about Twitter’s Clubhouse-style feature and Moderna applies for emergency authorization for its COVID-19 vaccine. This is your Daily Crunch for November 30, 2020. The big story: Facebook acquires Kustomer for $1B Kustomer says it can give customer service teams better data and a more unified view of the people they’re interacting with. So with this acquisition, Facebook can improve its offerings for businesses that have a presence ...
Tags: Apple, Social, Facebook, Fcc, Maryland, Tech, Netflix, Fda, App Store, Biden, TechCrunch, Josh Elman, Pai, Ajit Pai, Elman, Moderna

Dear Sophie: What I’m thankful for

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: Can an H-1B co-founder own a Delaware C Corp? Dear Sophi...
Tags: Column, Thanksgiving, Labor, California, Tech, Policy, Silicon Valley, Lawyers, Biden, H-1b Visa, Trump, Sophie, Alcorn, Niw, Green Card, U S Citizenship and Immigration Services USCIS

FCC Chairman Ajit Pai will step down to make way for the Biden administration

The Chairman of the FCC, Ajit Pai, has announced he will leave his position on January 20 as President-elect Biden is sworn in. Pai’s tenure has been a controversial one, and while he would almost certainly like to be remembered for his efforts to “bridge the digital divide,” as he was fond of saying, it is the dismantling of net neutrality that will be his legacy. It is traditional at the FCC for the Chairman to leave when the administration changes parties. Pai took over when Tom Wheeler...
Tags: Fcc, Obama, Government, Tech, Tom Wheeler, Commission, Biden, Pai, Trump, Ajit Pai, National Suicide Prevention Lifeline

Curio Wellness launches $30M fund to help women and minorities own a cannabis dispensary

“We think of diversity as a keystone issue for the cannabis industry,” said Curio WMBE Fund managing director Jerel Registre in a conversation with TechCrunch. Registre’s conviction around this program is obvious as he explains the problem the fund is addressing. The new fund, started by the Maryland-based medical cannabis company Curio Wellness, aims to help underserved entrepreneurs entering the cannabis market. With $30 million to invest, the Curio WMBE Fund is looking to invest in up to 50 w...
Tags: Startups, TC, Maryland, Tech, Diversity, Cannabis, Biden, McDonald, Meadow, Curio, Techcrunch Include, Curio Wellness, Jerel Registre, Curio Wellness the Curio WMBE Fund, Michael Bronfein, Curio Wellness The Fund

The Trump administration will add SMIC, China’s largest chipmaker, to its defense blacklist: report

SMIC, one of largest chip makers in the world, is among several companies that the Department of Defense plans to designate as being owned or controlled by the Chinese military, reports Reuters. Earlier this month, President Donald Trump signed an executive order, set to go into effect on January 11, that would bar U.S. investors from buying securities from companies on the defense blacklist. In a statement to Reuters, SMIC said it continues “to engage constructively and openly with the U.S. gov...
Tags: TC, Asia, China, Tech, Department Of Defense, Joe Biden, Biden, Donald Trump, Huawei, Texas Instruments, U.s. Government, Nyse, Trump, Semiconductors, Reuters, SMIC

Tech elites are making moves out of San Francisco as they rethink the area's costs, political climate, and safety

Hello everyone! Welcome to this weekly roundup of Business Insider stories from co-Editor in Chief Matt Turner. Subscribe here to get this newsletter in your inbox every Sunday.Read on for more on the future of Silicon Valley, a private-equity titan's relationship with a Texas investor embroiled in a political scandal, and the rise and fall of the world's oldest advertising agency. Samantha Lee/Business Insider Hello!Tony Hsieh, the former CEO of shoes and clothes retailer Zappos, has di...
Tags: Google, Amazon, Facebook, New York, Texas, White House, US, America, San Francisco, Trends, Getty Images, Vista, Fbi, Austin, Oxford, Miami

UK to set up new Big Tech regulator to address Google, Facebook dominance

The United Kingdom (UK) government will set up a new body exclusively for the purpose of regulating Big Tech companies. The country’s competition regulator Competition and Markets Authority’s (CMA) new dedicated Digital Markets Unit (DMU) will enforce a new statutory code to ensure “acceptable behaviour” by technology companies such as Google and Facebook. It will begin operating from April 2021. The new code, the UK government claims, will support the sustainability of the news publishing indus...
Tags: Travel, Google, Facebook, Japan, UK, News, Microsoft, US, Eu, European Union, Competition, United States, United Kingdom, Antitrust, Biden, Competition And Markets Authority

Why for-profit college enrollment has increased during the COVID-19 pandemic

For-profit institutions saw a 3% increase in average enrollment during the pandemic. For-profit colleges are faring better than their public and private nonprofit counterparts during the pandemic, according to higher education researcher Molly Ott. She says students are attending for-profit colleges because of their additional flexibility, financial resources, and expertise in remote learning strategies. According to Ott, for-profits can afford to be financially nimble during difficult t...
Tags: Google, Obama, California, US, America, Trends, Research, Bank Of America, Joe Biden, Netflix, Corinthian Colleges, Biden, Kamala Harris, Arizona State University, Trump, Ott

TikTok’s epic rise and stumble

TikTok’s rise in the West is unprecedented for any Chinese tech company, and so is the amount of attention it has attracted from politicians worldwide. Below is a timeline of how TikTok grew from what some considered another “copycat” short video app to global dominance and eventually became a target of the U.S. government. 2012-2017: The emergence of TikTok These years were a period of fast growth for ByteDance, the Beijing-based parent company behind TikTok. Originally launched in Chin...
Tags: Apple, Google, TC, Facebook, Asia, Instagram, Microsoft, Entertainment, Navy, California, Washington, Government, China, America, Tech, Walmart

Snapchat's Evan Spiegel goes from innovator to imitator

Hello, and welcome to this Wednesday's edition of the Insider Tech newsletter, where we break down the biggest news in tech. Did someone forward this newsletter to you? Get Insider Tech straight in your inbox by subscribing here. Soundtrack: for maximum enjoyment of this newsletter, we recommend listening to the Steely Dan classic "Do It Again." This week: Evan Spiegel and the imitator's dilemma Snap CEO Evan Spiegel Samantha Lee / Business Insider If there's one constant in the consumer...
Tags: Google, Amazon, Startups, Facebook, Mark Zuckerberg, Star Wars, Enterprise, Yahoo, Disney, US, Trends, Intel, Earth, Snapchat, Larry Page, Sergey Brin

How Verge Aero’s drones pulled off an Election Day win as big as Biden’s

Carlye Wisel Contributor Share on Twitter Carlye Wisel is a theme park journalist reporting on everything from Mickey Mouse weddings to mid-pandemic roller coaster rides. Her podcast, Very Amusing with Carlye Wisel, explores untold stories and secrets behind how experiences are created at Disney and Universal theme park resorts. 2020 has felt excessively long, and Election Day was no different. A drawn-out, five-day statistic...
Tags: Column, Hardware, Disney, America, Tech, Joe Biden, Intel, United States, Drones, Philadelphia, Biden, Aero, Shooting Star, Mickey Mouse, Wilmington Delaware, Carlye Wisel

Ignore the social media echo chambers

Bernard Moon Contributor Share on Twitter Bernard Moon is co-founder and partner at SparkLabs Group, a graduate of Columbia's School of International and Public Affairs and is an alumni of the Coro Fellowship. More posts by this contributor Cultivated data is the next Gold Rush Dilution: The good, the bad and the ugly After Election Day, NPR, The Washington Post and various blogs described Amer...
Tags: Social, Facebook, Column, Media, Obamacare, Obama, Washington Post, Opinion, Government, America, Social Media, Tech, Joe Biden, Netflix, Atlantic, House

Decrypted: Apple and Facebook’s privacy feud, Twitter hires Mudge, mysterious zero-days

Trump’s election denialism saw him retaliate in a way that isn’t just putting the remainder of his presidency in jeopardy, it’s already putting the next administration in harm’s way. In a stunning display of retaliation, Trump fired CISA director Chris Krebs last week after declaring that there was “no evidence that any voting system deleted or lost votes, changed votes or was in any way compromised,” a direct contradiction to the conspiracy-fueled fever dreams of the president who repeatedly...
Tags: Iphone, Apple, Security, Startups, Facebook, Twitter, Privacy, Tech, Malware, Cybercrime, Cyberattack, Silicon Valley, Biden, Cyberwarfare, Computer Security, Cisa

10 things in tech you need to know today

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 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.And ...
Tags: Apple, Amazon, Facebook, Lyft, China, US, Los Angeles, Trends, Intel, Tim Cook, Alibaba, Travis Kalanick, Andreessen Horowitz, Biden, Donald Trump, Nordic

Throwback word of the week: Buckraking

In January 2010 I wrote about a new-to-me word, buckraker, that I’d spotted in a Frank Rich column about the Tea Party movement. A portmanteau of buck (dollar) and muckraker (someone, usually a journalist, who digs into allegations of corruption), buckraker means “someone who uses fame or connections to earn a significant amount of money outside his or her regular job.” Another form of the word, buckraking, is back in the news this week as President-elect Joe Biden reveals his choices for Cab...
Tags: Google, Politics, UK, Obama, Joe Biden, Linguistics, Fox News, Biden, Vox, Hillary, Tea Party, Tucker Carlson, Blackstone Group, Carlyle Group, Antony Blinken, Clintons

Biden-Harris team finally get their transition .gov domain

Finally. It only took almost three weeks, but the Biden-Harris transition has officially begun. On Monday, the General Services Administration gave the green light for the Biden-Harris team to transition from political campaign to government administration, allowing the team to receive government resources like office space, but also classified briefings and secure computers. And, with it, comes a shiny new .gov domain. Transitioning is an obscure part of the law that’s rarely discussed, in larg...
Tags: Security, Obama, Government, Tech, Joe Biden, Policy, General Services Administration, Michigan, Biden, Wall Street Journal, Head, Trump, Murphy, Obama Biden, Emily Murphy, Biden Harris

Trump didn’t concede, but he will move Biden’s transition forward

With an unprecedented number of mail-in ballots, election results took a bit longer this year than usual. But if Americans were expecting an election week, November stretched on into a month of election drama, with President Trump mounting an unprecedented effort to undermine election results and stall the transition process, even as states certified Biden’s win. President Trump at last appeared to accept the election results Monday, but not in so many words. It certainly wasn’t a concession spe...
Tags: TC, Government, White House, Tech, Joe Biden, Biden, Trump, Murphy, Donald J Trump, GSA, Emily, General Services Administration GSA, Trump Administration, 2020 Election, Emily Murphy

"The brain is not for thinking."

  It's a podcast.  Topics: "Biden is boring, Biden and the media, Washingtonians want to party again, Trump’s failing fight, the brain isn’t for thinking, Tom Cotton for President, and the 'Floor Frame' sculpture in the Rose Garden." It would be nice if you'd subscribe to the podcast. You can find it at Spotify — here — at Google — here — at Pocket Casts — here — at iTunes — here — or at Radio Public — here. [Author: [email protected] (Ann Althouse)]
Tags: Google, Podcast, Law, Biden, Trump, Tom Cotton, Rose Garden, Ann Althouse

Biden's Top Tech Adviser Makes Regulation More Likely

President-elect Joe Biden's top technology adviser helped craft California's landmark online privacy law and recently condemned a controversial federal statute that protects internet companies from liability, indicators of how the Biden administration may come down on two key tech policy issues. From a report: Bruce Reed, a former Biden chief of staff who is expected to take a major role in the new administration, helped negotiate with the tech industry and legislators on behalf of backers of a ...
Tags: California, White House, Los Angeles, Tech, Joe Biden, Biden, Reed, Bruce Reed, Ron Klain, Broad Foundation, Laurene Powell Jobs Emerson Collective, Palo Alto California Read

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