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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


If There Was Ever A Year To Experiment On Thanksgiving, 2020 Is It: TPM’s Cookbook Recommendations

Hidden in the back corners of the TPM Slack lies a hidden gem. A small but lively messaging channel that has taken on a life of its own over the years. It’s comprised of six kindred souls who came together by word of mouth and many not-so-secret invites to trade recipes, share pictures and videos on all things food, and celebrate the much-beloved Dutch Oven. It doesn’t take much to get invited to the “recipeets” chat (the typo is intentional because spelling is for the birds, we’re not journa...
Tags: Google, New York, News, Joe Biden, Brooklyn, AIO, Cafe, Josh Marshall, David Kurtz, Joe Ragazzo, Nicole, Rachel, Bookshop, Matt Shuham, David Taintor, Jackie Wilhelm


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


Facebook's AI-fueled attempt to block bad ads is hurting legitimate small business owners — and its 'pay-to-play' customer support is leaving them stranded ahead of the holiday shopping season

Elijah Nouvelage/Reuters Facebook's efforts to crack down on violations of its ad policies are mistakenly penalizing advertisers over selling benign products like dog posters and women's jewelry, Business Insider has learned. Facebook has relied more heavily on AI to police its platform during the pandemic, but hundreds of advertisers say they've had ads — and even entire accounts — banned despite not violating any policies. Seven business owners, all of whom run ads for small businesses,...
Tags: Google, Facebook, Mark Zuckerberg, Australia, Trends, Joe Biden, Canada, Donald Trump, Business Insider, Zuckerberg, Trump, Wagner, Brooke, Kenosha Wisconsin, Tyler Sonnemaker, Elijah Nouvelage Reuters Facebook


France to Tech Giants: Pay Up, Buttercup

The French Ministry of Economy and Finance has warned tech companies that it expects them to pay the nation’s new 3% digital service tax starting in December, Reuters reported on Wednesday.Read more...
Tags: Science, Technology, Taxes, France, Joe Biden, Tax Avoidance, Trade, OECD, Donald Trump, Reuters, Tech Giants, Ministry of Economy and Finance, Death And Taxes, Digital Services Tax


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




YouTube suspends and demonetizes One America News Network over COVID-19 video

YouTube today confirmed that it has suspended right-wing cable channel One America News Network (OAN or OANN for short). The penalty comes after a violation of YouTube’s stated COVID-19 misinformation guidelines. As a result, the network will be barred from posting new videos for a week, while its existing videos will also be demonetized for that period. A spokesperson for the Google-owned video service offered the following statement to TechCrunch: Since early in this pandemic, we’ve worked ...
Tags: Google, Apps, Youtube, Tech, Joe Biden, Policy, Fox News, Trump, America News Network, One America News Network, YouTube Partner Program, America News, OAN, OANN, Coronavirus, COVID-19


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


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


GM dumps Trump to side with California in emissions rules fight

General Motors is changing sides in a battle over whether states — and specifically California — can set tailpipe emissions regulations and other rules meant to mitigate climate change that are stricter than the federal government. The automaker said Monday it will no longer back the Trump Administration’s lawsuit to prevent California from setting its own rules, Reuters reported. CEO Mary Barra reportedly sent a letter to several environmental groups stating that the automaker was “immediately...
Tags: Obama, California, America, Tech, General Motors, Joe Biden, Automotive, Ford, Mary Barra, Gm, Toyota, Volkswagen, Fiat Chrysler, Trump, Reuters, Air Resources Board


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


10 things in tech you need to know today

U.S. President-elect Joe Biden speaks to the media after receiving a briefing from the transition COVID-19 advisory board on November 09, 2020 at the Queen Theater in Wilmington, Delaware. Mr. Biden spoke about how his administration would respond to the coronavirus pandemic. Joe Raedle/Getty Images Good morning! This is the tech news you need to know this Monday. Sign up here to get this email in your inbox every morning.Have an Amazon Alexa device? Listen to this update by searching "Busi...
Tags: Google, Amazon, Facebook, Instagram, Trends, Godaddy, Joe Biden, Fbi, Larry Page, Sergey Brin, Biden, Sundar Pichai, Nordic, Wilmington Delaware, Twitter Facebook, Amazon Alexa


Week in Review: Venture-backed loneliness

Hello everyone and welcome back to Week in Review! Natasha here, subbing in for Lucas while he’s out. This week, we’ll talk about loneliness raising money and how Zoom fatigue is fueling innovation. For everyone celebrating, happy holidays! Keep on the lookout next week for more festive content, including the launch of our annual TechCrunch Gift Guides. If you’re reading this on TechCrunch, you can sign up to get this in your inbox. The big story Over the last month, I spent time working out...
Tags: Apple, Google, Amazon, TC, Facebook, Twitter, Spacex, Mac, White House, Tech, Joe Biden, Intel, Nasa, Week in Review, Pfizer, MacBook Air


Affirm, Airbnb, C3.ai, Roblox, Wish file for tech IPO finale of 2020

Editor’s note: Get this free weekly recap of TechCrunch news that any startup can use by email every Saturday morning (7 a.m. PT). Subscribe here. The wait was long but this week the time was right: Airbnb finally filed its S-1 and so did Affirm, C3.ai, Roblox, and Wish. We are likely to see these five price on public markets before the end of an already superlative year for tech IPOs. The ongoing pandemic and political turmoil were not scary enough, apparently. This coming decade, you have to t...
Tags: Apple, Startups, TC, Utah, New York, Obama, White House, Ipo, US, America, San Francisco, Tech, Joe Biden, Italy, Tencent, SEC


The life and career of Tony West, the Uber executive married to Kamala Harris' sister, and who may be in the running for a role in the Biden administration

Tony West in 2009. Scott J. Ferrell/Congressional Quarterly/Getty Images Tony West, Uber's chief legal office, is reportedly in play for the role of Attorney General in the Biden administration, according to Insider.  If appointed, he'd be the highest-profile Silicon Valley exec to play a key role in national politics.  West served in the Justice Department during both the Clinton and Obama administrations before leaving government to work at PepsiCo.  He joined Uber in 2017 to help clean ...
Tags: Google, Uber, Obama, Eric Holder, California, Washington Post, Washington, Stanford, Senate, White House, US, Oakland Raiders, San Francisco, Trends, Joe Biden, Features


Twitter says it will hand over the official presidential handle to Joe Biden on Inauguration Day, but Trump will still keep his personal account

Rafael Henrique/SOPA Images/LightRocket via Getty Images Twitter will hand over the official @POTUS account to President-elect Joe Biden when he's sworn in on Inauguration Day, the company said on Friday. The social media company plans to do the same for other Twitter handles linked to the presidency, including @FLOTUS, @VP, and @whitehouse accounts. This move won't affect President Trump too much as he's been largely tweeting from his personal account @realDonaldTrump. However, his priva...
Tags: Google, Twitter, Politics, White House, Barack Obama, Trends, Joe Biden, Tech News, News UK, Biden, Jack Dorsey, Nyu, Trump, Elizabeth, Facebook Twitter, National Archives and Records Administration


Twitter says it will hand over the official presidential account to Joe Biden on Inauguration Day

Rafael Henrique/SOPA Images/LightRocket via Getty Images Twitter will hand over the official @POTUS account to President-elect Joe Biden when he's sworn in on Inauguration Day, the company said on Friday. The social media company plans to do the same for other Twitter handles linked to the presidency, including @FLOTUS, @VP, and @whitehouse accounts. This move won't affect President Trump too much as he's been largely tweeting from his personal account @realDonaldTrump. However, his priva...
Tags: Google, Twitter, Politics, White House, Barack Obama, Trends, Joe Biden, Tech News, News UK, Biden, Jack Dorsey, Nyu, Trump, Elizabeth, Facebook Twitter, National Archives and Records Administration


The Trump Admin Is Refusing to Give Full Cybersecurity Support to Biden's Transition Team

President-elect Joe Biden’s transition team is using a “standard, paid Google workspace network” with only limited support from the federal government thanks to Donald Trump’s refusal to concede the 2020 elections and efforts to hobble the inbound Democratic administration, the Wall Street Journal reported on Friday.Read more...
Tags: Google, Security, Elections, Science, Technology, Joe Biden, Cybersecurity, Transition, General Services Administration, Biden, Donald Trump, Wall Street Journal, GSA, 2020 Election


Biden Team Lacks Full US Cybersecurity Support in Transition Fracas

When it comes to protecting sensitive information from foreign hackers, President-elect Joe Biden's team is largely on its own. The federal government, which has some of the most sophisticated antihacking technologies in the world, is offering limited assistance to Mr. Biden's transition operation in securing its email and other communications, despite concerns that the team is likely a top espionage target for Russia, China, and other adversaries, WSJ reported Friday, citing people familiar wit...
Tags: Tech, Joe Biden, General Services Administration, Biden, Department Of Homeland Security, WSJ, Trump, GSA, Russia China, Google Workspace, Biden Team Lacks Full US Cybersecurity Support


Daily Crunch: Verizon sells HuffPost to BuzzFeed

HuffPost has a new owner, Facebook says its misinformation-fighting AI is getting smarter and Affirm files to go public. This is your Daily Crunch for November 19, 2020. The big story: Verizon sells HuffPost to BuzzFeed TechCrunch’s parent company Verizon Media has sold HuffPost. This is part of a larger deal that also includes an investment in BuzzFeed, a content syndication agreement, potential advertising collaboration and more. BuzzFeed co-founder and CEO Jonah Peretti was actually one ...
Tags: Google, Amazon, Verizon, Facebook, South Korea, Europe, Media, Buzzfeed, India, US, Tech, Joe Biden, Aol, Biden, Jonah Peretti, Huffington Post


SoftBank CEO says he doesn't understand bitcoin, and watching the price fluctuate was 'distracting my focus on my own business'

SoftBank CEO Masayoshi Son Yoshio Tsunoda/AFLO/Reuters SoftBank CEO Masayoshi Son said he "doesn't understand" bitcoin, even after he invested $200 million in the past.  After checking the prices became too much of a distraction, Son sold his stake, losing close to $130 million, according to an earlier report. Son still believes that digital currency will be useful, but said he will focus his efforts elsewhere.  Visit Business Insider's homepage for more stories. Softbank CEO Masayoshi Son...
Tags: News, Congress, Softbank, Trends, Tech, Tesla, Joe Biden, Paypal, Bitcoin, Deutsche Bank, Son, Wall Street Journal, Cryptocurrency, Gensler, Masayoshi Son, Gary Gensler


Tech in the Biden era

President-elect Joe Biden may have spent eight years in an administration that doted on the tech industry, but that long honeymoon, punctuated by four years of Trump, looks to be over. Tech is on notice in 2020. The Russian election interference saga of the 2016 election opened the floodgates for social media’s ills. The subsequent years unleashed dangerous torrents of homegrown extremism and misinformation that either disillusioned or radicalized regular people. A cluster of tech’s biggest d...
Tags: Apple, Google, Amazon, TC, Facebook, Lyft, Mark Zuckerberg, Obama, Congress, California, Ebay, Government, Senate, White House, Elizabeth Warren, Tech


Progressive groups warn Biden that giving White House roles to anyone with Google ties, including its former CEO Eric Schmidt, would 'alienate' the nation

Eric Schmidt , former chairman and CEO at GOOGLE visits Fox Business Network Studios on April 16, 2019 in New York City. John Lamparski/Getty Images More than a dozen progressive organizations published an open letter to President-elect Joe Biden Tuesday, warning him against appointing anybody with "close ties to Google" to his administration. The groups wrote that they "want to ensure that the internet isn't dominated by a handful of corporations and remains free and open." The groups sai...
Tags: Google, White House, New York City, US, Trends, European Union, Cyprus, Joe Biden, Silicon Valley, Department Of Justice, Biden, Eric Schmidt, Financial Times, Trump, SCHMIDT, Big Tech


Jack Dorsey and Mark Zuckerberg are caught in the Congressional time warp again — but where's Parler?

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 "Time Warp," from "The Rocky Horror Picture Show" while you read. This week: The time warp, featuring Jack Dorsey and Mark Zuckerberg ... again Paramount Pictures and Metro-Goldwyn-May...
Tags: Apple, Amazon, Facebook, Mark Zuckerberg, Twitter, Politics, Texas, Congress, White House, Ipo, Softbank, America, Trends, Joe Biden, United States, Connecticut


Biden’s infrastructure plans could boost startups

As President-elect Joe Biden readies his transition team and sets the agenda for his first 100 days in office, startups can expect to see some movement on long-stalled infrastructure initiatives that could mean big boosts to their business. Infrastructure is high on the list of priorities of the incoming Biden Administration as the former vice president hopes to make good on his campaign promise to “build back better.” American infrastructure has been crumbling for decades without significant in...
Tags: Startups, TC, Florida, Government, Tech, Renewable Energy, Tesla, Joe Biden, Telecommunications, Energy Efficiency, Sustainable Energy, Biden, Goldman, GreenTech, Malta, Great River Energy


Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg and Twitter CEO Jack Dorsey are about to appear in front of Congress for a hearing on content moderation — here's how to watch

Phillip Faraone/Getty Images for WIRED25; Francois Mori/AP Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg and Twitter CEO Jack Dorsey are scheduled to appear before Congress on Tuesday in a virtual hearing on how the companies moderate content. The hearing was scheduled after Twitter and Facebook banned or limited the reach of a dubious New York Post story about Joe Biden's son, a move that fueled Republicans' belief that the tech industry is biased against conservatives. Republican lawmakers will likel...
Tags: Google, Facebook, Mark Zuckerberg, Twitter, Post, New York Post, Politics, Congress, Senate, Trends, Joe Biden, Republican, Jack Dorsey, Donald Trump, Sundar Pichai, Cnet


Jack Dorsey and Mark Zuckerberg will face Congress again, this time about the election

After giving in to the looming threat of subpoenas, two of tech’s most high profile CEOs will again be grilled by Congress. On Tuesday, the Senate Judiciary Committee will host Twitter’s Jack Dorsey and Facebook’s Mark Zuckerberg for what’s likely to be another multi-hour airing of assorted grievances. In this round, Republican lawmakers called the hearing to press the tech titans on “Censorship, Suppression, and the 2020 Election.” The hearing, which was scheduled before the election, was ap...
Tags: TC, Facebook, Mark Zuckerberg, Twitter, New York Post, Congress, Youtube, Government, Senate, Tech, Joe Biden, Susan Wojcicki, Republican, Jack Dorsey, Kamala Harris, Dorsey



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