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Discovery Plus streams shows from Discovery, HGTV, Food Network, and more - you can sign up now for just $5 a month

When you buy through our links, Insider may earn an affiliate commission. Learn more. Discovery Plus starts at $5 a month, and new members get a one-week free trial. Discovery Plus Discovery Plus is an on-demand streaming service from the Discovery family of networks. The service costs $5 a month with commercials or $7 a month without ads. For a limited time, select Verizon customers can get a full year of Discovery Plus for free. Table of Contents: Masthead Sticky Free Trial for Veriz...
Tags: Reviews, Verizon, Entertainment, Trends, Tech, Discovery, Food Network, House, AT T, Streaming, Tlc, Warner, A&e, Vizio, Streaming Services, Hgtv


Apple Leaps Up Fortune Global 500 Rankings

Apple has leaped from third to first place for profit and from twelfth to sixth place for revenue in the Fortune Global 500 rankings of the world's biggest companies. After reaching a record high of $33.3 trillion in last year's rankings, total revenue for the world's biggest companies fell 4.8 percent to $31.7 trillion this year. Even so, the combined sales of all of the companies on the list are equal to over one-third of global GDP. Walmart was again the world's largest company, for the ei...
Tags: Apple, America, Walmart, House, Tim Cook, Saudi Aramco, SoftBank Group, Sinopec Group, Industrial Commercial Bank of China, Fortune 500, Walmart State Grid Amazon China National Petroleum


The Station: The script for Elon Musk’s Loop drivers, Redwood snags $700M and a chat with Kodiak Robotics’ co-founder

The Station is a weekly newsletter dedicated to all things transportation. Sign up here — just click The Station — to receive it every weekend in your inbox. Hello readers: Welcome to The Station, your central hub for all past, present and future means of moving people and packages from Point A to Point B. In case you missed it, our scoop machine Mark Harris was at it again. This time, he found some interesting and entertaining documents related to Elon Musk’s underground Loop system in Las Vega...
Tags: Apple, Google, Amazon, Transportation, Lyft, Twitter, Elon Musk, Minnesota, Microsoft, Indonesia, California, Washington Post, Senate, White House, Milwaukee, Singapore


10 Things in Politics: Big Tech boosts vax mandates

Welcome back to 10 Things in Politics. Sign up here to receive this newsletter. Send tips to [email protected] or tweet me at @BrentGriffiths.Here's what we're talking about:Senators advanced a bipartisan infrastructure dealBig Tech companies are telling their employees to be vaccinated before returning to the officePfizer is still pushing a booster shotWhat we're watching today: President Joe Biden will speak about the Delta variant and the state of vaccinations.With Phil Rosen...
Tags: Apple, Google, Facebook, Hollywood, Congress, Colorado, Washington Post, Cdc, Mexico, Senate, White House, Politico, US, NFL, America, Trends


10 Things in Politics: The 20 millennial Dem operatives to watch

Welcome back to 10 Things in Politics. Sign up here to receive this newsletter. Send tips to [email protected] or tweet me at @BrentGriffiths.Here's what we're talking about:These 20 millennial Democratic campaign operatives are reshaping politicsHere's what the CDC's new mask guidance means for youWhat a review of NDAs shows about the lengths Silicon Valley goes to silence employeesWhat we're watching today: President Joe Biden plans to visit Pennsylvania to talk about ...
Tags: Apple, Usa, Texas, Congress, Washington Post, Cdc, Senate, White House, Virginia, Berlin, Elizabeth Warren, US, Trends, Georgia, Joe Biden, Ap


The Station: Rivian adds to its EV war chest, Sec. Buttigieg is coming to Disrupt and Argo preps to launch with Lyft

The Station is a weekly newsletter dedicated to all things transportation. Sign up here — just click The Station — to receive it every Sunday in your inbox. Hello frens and readers. Welcome to The Station, your central hub for all past, present and future means of moving people and packages from Point A to Point B. Hey so maybe y’all missed it, but we shared some exciting news this week. Transportation Secretary Pete Buttigieg will join us for a fireside chat at Disrupt 2021, where we plan to ...
Tags: Google, Amazon, Transportation, Lyft, Europe, Congress, California, Washington, Mexico, Senate, New York City, Jerusalem, America, Tech, Tesla, Austin


The Station: Rivian adds to its EV war chest, Sec. Buttigieg is coming to Disrupt, Argo preps to launch with Lyft

The Station is a weekly newsletter dedicated to all things transportation. Sign up here — just click The Station — to receive it every Sunday in your inbox. Hello friends and readers. Welcome to The Station, your central hub for all past, present and future means of moving people and packages from Point A to Point B. Hey so maybe y’all missed it, but we shared some exciting news this week. Transportation Secretary Pete Buttigieg will join us for a fireside chat at Disrupt 2021, where we plan t...
Tags: Google, Amazon, Transportation, Lyft, Europe, Congress, California, Washington, Mexico, Senate, New York City, Jerusalem, America, Tech, Tesla, Joe Biden


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


White House official and Pelosi aide test positive for Covid, reports say – live

Pair escorted delegation from Texas around Capitol this weekPresident walks back ‘Facebook is killing people’ comment 4.19pm BST The staffer of House speaker Nancy Pelosi who tested positive for Covid-19 has not been in contact with Pelosi since exposure. A senior aide in House Speaker Nancy Pelosi’s office has tested positive for Covid after being in contact with Texas Democrats last week, @AnnieGrayerCNN confirms. The person has not been in contact w/Pelosi since exposure but Pelosi was se...
Tags: Facebook, Texas, Technology, Media, Republicans, Washington, White House, World news, Joe Biden, US news, Democrats, US politics, House, Nancy Pelosi, Capitol, Pelosi


White House calls for social media firms to be ‘held accountable’ for Covid misinformation – live

President walks back ‘Facebook is killing people’ commentWhite House reiterates: ‘This is a pandemic of the unvaccinated’ 2.23pm BST Ahoy there, liveblog readers. Happy Tuesday. Yesterday Joe Biden walked back some of his criticism of Facebook, saying he never meant to say “Facebook is killing people” when it came to the spread of misinformation around Covid vaccines. President Biden clarifies his statement about Facebook: "My hope is, that Facebook instead of taking it personally, that some...
Tags: Facebook, Technology, Media, Republicans, White House, World news, Joe Biden, US news, Democrats, US politics, House, Biden, Coronavirus


14 of the best hotels in Barcelona for rooftop pools, modern rooms, and central locations near top cultural attractions

When you buy through our links, Insider may earn an affiliate commission. Learn more. The One Barcelona Spain has reopened to fully vaccinated U.S. travelers. Barcelona has a sunny climate, a cool urban beach scene, and a wealth of cultural attractions. Choose from a wide range of hotels, from budget-friendly to chic boutique and classic luxury. Table of Contents: Masthead Sticky One of Europe's greatest cities, Barcelona teems with architectural masterpieces, innovative cuisine, a...
Tags: Google, Europe, London, US, Trends, Cotton, Spain, Catalonia, Barcelona, Britain, United States, House, Marriott, Miami, Michelin, Salvador Dalí


Facebook is shook, asks for removal of FTC Chair Khan from antitrust cases against it

Facebook has joined Amazon in a show of alarm at the sudden rise of antitrust hawk Lina Khan to the position of FTC Chair by asking that she be recused from all decisions relating to the company. The argument, more or less identical to Amazon’s, is that before her appointment, Khan was too outspoken about her professional opinion that companies like these are in violation of antitrust rules. In a letter filed with the FTC and obtained by the WSJ, which the agency could not provide and declined t...
Tags: Amazon, TC, Facebook, White House, Monopoly, Tech, House, Antitrust, Khan, Biden, WSJ, Ftc, Congressional, Facebook It, Facebook Apple Google, Lina Khan


Facebook joins Amazon in requesting the FTC's new chairwoman be removed from any investigations, saying she's biased

NICHOLAS KAMM/AFP via Getty Images; GRAEME JENNINGS/POOL/AFP via Getty Images; Insider Facebook filed a petition with the FTC to have its chair removed from any company deliberations. Facebook's petition comes two weeks after Amazon made a similar one. Both companies said Khan is biased given her past criticism of Big Tech. See more stories on Insider's business page. Facebook wants Federal Trade Commission Chair Lina Khan removed from any investigation of the company and has accu...
Tags: Apple, Amazon, Facebook, Politics, News, Trends, Joe Biden, Getty Images, House, Antitrust, Khan, Wall Street Journal, Federal Trade Commission, Ftc, Facebook Facebook, Facebook Amazon Google


Trump emailed supporters an 'official poll' about Biden's Cuba policies where both answers linked to his fundraising page

Former President Donald Trump. Brandon Bell/Getty Images Trump emailed supporters an "official poll" asking about their thoughts on the US' Cuba policy. "Do you agree that Joe Biden MUST stand up to Cuba's Communist regime?" it asked. Both "yes" and "no" answers linked to the fundraising page to Trump's Save America PAC. See more stories on Insider's business page. Former President Donald Trump emailed his supporters an "official poll" about Biden's Cuba policies where ...
Tags: Google, Facebook, Politics, White House, Trends, Joe Biden, House, New York Times, News UK, Nancy Pelosi, Biden, Cuba, Donald Trump, Trump, Democratic, Facebook Twitter


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...
Tags: Google, Mark Zuckerberg, Law, Senate, White House, China, Russia, New York City, America, Joe Biden, House, Silicon Valley, Republican Party, Biden, Trump, Facebook Twitter


10 Things in Politics: Breyer clerks fear RBG repeat

I hope you all had a great weekend! Welcome back to 10 Things in Politics. Sign up here to receive this newsletter. Send tips to [email protected] or tweet me at @BrentGriffiths.Here's what we're talking about:Justice Stephen Breyer's clerks are 'genuinely perplexed' he hasn't retiredHaiti says it has arrested the leading suspect in its president's assassinationPhotos show shirtless Democratic congressmen riding camels on a trip paid for by a special-interest gro...
Tags: Google, Amazon, Post, Florida, Supreme Court, Obama, Washington, Mexico, Senate, White House, US, Trends, Qatar, Joe Biden, Cnn, Hillary Clinton


Biden will sign an executive order cracking down on Big Tech firms buying up smaller companies and hoarding user data

President Biden speaks to reporters on July 8 Alex Wong/Getty Images Joe Biden will sign a sweeping executive order on Friday, which includes a crackdown on Big Tech. Biden's order will tell agencies to scrutinize Big Tech mergers more closely. It will also tell the FTC to draw up rules for how tech companies can gather and use consumer data. See more stories on Insider's business page. President Joe Biden will on Friday sign an executive order cracking down on the power of Big Tec...
Tags: Apple, Google, Amazon, Facebook, Politics, News, Instagram, Fcc, Privacy, Congress, Washington, White House, Trends, Joe Biden, Data, House


Biden will sign an executive order cracking down on Big Tech mergers

President Biden speaks to reporters on July 8 Alex Wong/Getty Images Joe Biden will sign an executive order cracking down on Big Tech, the New York Times reports. Biden's order will tell agencies to scrutinize Big Tech mergers more closely. It will also tell the FTC to draw up rules for how tech companies can use consumer data. See more stories on Insider's business page. President Joe Biden will on Friday sign an executive order cracking down on the power of Big Tech firms, as fir...
Tags: Apple, Google, Amazon, Facebook, Politics, News, Instagram, Fcc, Privacy, Congress, Washington, Trends, Joe Biden, Data, House, New York Times


Nancy Pelosi's husband just invested millions in 4 mega-cap tech stocks, including Apple and Amazon

House Speaker Nancy Pelosi (left) and Apple CEO Tim Cook. REUTERS/Leah Millis/Karl Mondon/Digital First The husband of House Speaker Nancy Pelosi purchased up to $11 million in mega-cap tech stocks in May and June.A disclosure form shows Paul Pelosi exercised options to purchase $4.8 million worth of Alphabet.Pelosi also bought option contracts in Apple, Amazon, and Alphabet, according to the disclosure.Sign up here for our daily newsletter, 10 Things Before the Opening Bell.Paul Pelosi, in...
Tags: Apple, Amazon, Trends, Markets, Tesla, House, House Of Representatives, Tim Cook, Nvidia, Nancy Pelosi, Stock Market, Apple Stock, Alphabet, Pelosi, Apple Amazon, Matthew Fox


Paul Pelosi bets up to $6M on Big Tech before powerful House committee passes sweeping antitrust measures

House Speaker Nancy Pelosi’s husband placed a bet of up to $6 million on Apple, Amazon and Google-parent Alphabet ahead of a powerful house committee moving forward with bills aimed at reining in the powers of big tech.
Tags: Google, Finance, Article, House, Nancy Pelosi, FBN, Apple Amazon, Fbn/markets, FOXBusiness, Fox-business/markets/stocks, Fox-business/markets/us-markets, Fox-business/politics, Paul Pelosi, Jonathan Garber, Fox-business/tech, 9e627c53-f478-56b9-9cd0-c7fe90378d00


Federal government eyes antitrust enforcement against Big Tech

All three branches of the federal government are toughening antitrust enforcement against Big Tech and social media. Legislatively, six bills critical of Big Tech’s competitive practices have just advanced with bipartisan support from the House antitrust subcommittee. Apple’s CEO has complained to Speaker Pelosi but has not succeeded in slowing down the bills’ progress to a likely favorable vote on the House floor. The next stop would be the U.S. Senate, where Sen. Amy Klobuchar, D-Minnesota, wi...
Tags: Apple, Google, Amazon, Facebook, Minnesota, California, Youtube, Opinion, Washington, America, Reagan, Sport, Joe Biden, Soccer, Yale, House


Your guide to what’s happening with vaccine passports in the US

A year ago, vaccines to tackle the covid pandemic seemed like a far-off idea. Today, though, doses have been delivered to almost one-quarter of the world’s people—and some are being asked to prove they’re among them, leading to the rise of so-called vaccine passports. The details of these credentials vary from place to place, but at their heart they are the same: digital health records, stored on your phone, to use as proof that you are a low risk to others. Supporters of digital vaccination ...
Tags: Google, Europe, Florida, New York, Minnesota, Nbc, Mississippi, Maryland, Congress, Colorado, Abc, California, Senate, Virginia, US, Alabama


Amazon asks FTC head to step aside from antitrust probes

By Marcy Gordon | The Associated Press Amazon is asking that the new head of the Federal Trade Commission step aside from antitrust investigations into the e-commerce giant, contending that her past public criticism of the company’s market power makes it impossible for her to be impartial. Amazon petitioned the agency Wednesday to remove Chair Lina Khan from taking part in current probes of the company’s market conduct. Khan has been a fierce critic of tech giants Facebook, Google and Apple, as ...
Tags: Apple, Amazon, Facebook, Business, Sport, Joe Biden, Soccer, Yale, House, Jeff Bezos, Khan, Seattle, Federal Trade Commission, Alexa, Ftc, House Judiciary Committee


Ohio GOP Ends Attempt To Ban Municipal Broadband After Protest From Residents

An anonymous reader quotes a report from Ars Technica: After coming close to imposing a near-total ban on municipal broadband networks, Ohio's Republican-controlled legislature has reportedly dropped the proposed law in final negotiations over the state budget. The final budget agreement "axed a proposal to limit local governments from offering broadband services," The Columbus Dispatch wrote. With a June 30 deadline looming, Ohio's House and Senate approved the budget and sent it to Gov. Mike D...
Tags: Senate, Tech, Ars Technica, House, Ohio, Don, Columbus Dispatch, Ohio Senate, Mike DeWine, FAIRLAWN, Dispatch, Staten, Institute for Local Self Reliance, ILSR, Ohio s House, Community Networks


The junior banker shortage has gotten so bad some Wall Street firms are lowering the standard for new hires

Hello!Welcome to this weekly roundup of stories from Insider's Business co-Editor in Chief Matt Turner. Subscribe here to get this newsletter in your inbox every Sunday.What we're going over today:A junior banker shortage is forcing rainmakers to do grunt work and firms are lowering the bar for new hires.Shopify is planning a big push into advertising with a new targeting tool.Congressional staffers make "poverty wages." Eight Capitol Hill aides broke down how they stretch their paycheck...
Tags: Google, Amazon, Facebook, France, US, America, Newsletter, Trends, Walmart, Austin, House, Capitol Hill, Travis Kalanick, Getty, Biden, Zillow


Here's What's in the Six Antitrust Bills That Could Finally Break Up Big Tech

After two years of investigations and a 30-hour debating session on the House floor, the US House Judiciary Committee voted on Thursday to pass a sweeping six-bill package collectively meant to reign in Big Tech’s massive market power. Read more...
Tags: Ios, Google, Amazon, Facebook, Science, Technology, Instagram, US, Companies, Netflix, House, Computing, App Store, Hakeem Jeffries, United Airlines, Expedia


Bill blocking Big Tech favoritism passes House committee vote

A bill preventing Big Tech companies from favoring their own products could complicate the use of Apple apps on iPhones or shopping on Amazon.
Tags: Apple, House, Bill, Big Tech


House Panel Pushes Legislation Targeting Big Tech's Power

A House panel is pushing ahead with ambitious legislation that could curb the market power of Facebook, Google, Amazon and Apple and force them to sever their dominant platforms from their other lines of business.
Tags: Apple, House, Facebook Google Amazon


House may curb power of Facebook, Google, Amazon, Apple

By MARCY GORDON | Associated Press WASHINGTON — A House panel pushed ahead Wednesday with ambitious legislation that could curb the market power of tech giants Facebook, Google, Amazon and Apple and force them to sever their dominant platforms from their other lines of business. Conservative Republican lawmakers haggled over legislative language and pushed concerns of perceived anti-conservative bias in online platforms but couldn’t halt the bipartisan momentum behind the package. The drafting s...
Tags: Apple, Amazon, Business, Politics, Technology, News, Microsoft, Obama, Congress, Washington, Senate, US, Sport, Joe Biden, Soccer, House


Panel Pushes Ahead Legislation Targeting Big Tech's Power

A House panel pushed ahead with ambitious legislation that could curb the market power of tech giants Facebook, Google, Amazon and Apple and force them to sever their dominant platforms from their other lines of business.
Tags: Apple, House, Facebook Google Amazon



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