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Extra Crunch roundup: influencer marketing 101, spotting future unicorns, Apple AirTags teardown

With the right message, even a small startup can connect with established and emerging stars on TikTok, Instagram and YouTube who will promote your products and services — as long as your marketing team understands the influencer marketplace. Creators have a wide variety of brands and revenue channels to choose from, but marketers who understand how to court these influencers can make inroads no matter the size of their budget. Although brand partnerships are still the top source of revenue for ...
Tags: Apple, Startups, TC, Transportation, Education, California, Entrepreneurship, US, Tech, Diversity, Joe Biden, Iran, Artificial Intelligence, Rebecca, United States, Venture Capital


What’s Open And Closed On Friday Now That Juneteenth Is A Federal Holiday

(CNN) — Most federal government employees across the country will have Friday off after President Joe Biden signed legislation establishing Juneteenth as a US federal holiday. But the introduction of a new federal holiday to commemorate the end of slavery in the United States has created a patchwork of responses — leaving some government offices, schools and businesses open, while others close to observe the holiday. “Agencies should direct such employees to not report to work on Friday — unless...
Tags: Apple, Google, Texas, News, California, Washington, US, Alabama, Holiday, Bloomberg, Joe Biden, United States, Washington Dc, Usps, States, Dc


Senate Confirms Chris Inglis as Biden's Top Cyber Adviser

The Senate on Thursday confirmed Chris Inglis to be President Joe Biden's national cyber director, installing the former NSA deputy director as Biden's top cyber adviser at a time when many lawmakers are pressing the White House for a muscular response to a series of high-profile hacks. From a report: As head of the new Office of the National Cyber Director inside the White House, Inglis will coordinate federal agencies' disparate work on cyber issues and oversee the development of the U.S.' dig...
Tags: Nsa, Senate, White House, Tech, Joe Biden, Moscow, Capitol Hill, Biden, Homeland Security Committee, Inglis, JBS, Chris Inglis, Office of the National, White House Inglis


Police Bust Ransomware Gang in Ukraine

Police in Ukraine said this week they arrested members of a major ransomware gang. From a report: The arrests mark the first time a law enforcement agency has announced a mass arrest of a prolific hacker group that had extorted Americans by either encrypting an organization's files or threatening to leak them to the public. The gang, known as Cl0p, has hacked a number of American targets, including the University of Miami, Florida, Stanford University, University of Maryland, and University of C...
Tags: Putin, Vladimir Putin, Russia, Tech, Joe Biden, Ukraine, Ransomware, United States, Geneva, Biden, Eastern Europe, JBS


Biden Tells Putin Certain Cyber-Attacks Should Be 'Off-Limits'

U.S. President Joe Biden told Russian President Vladimir Putin on Wednesday that certain critical infrastructure should be "off-limits" to cyber-attacks, while the two leaders agreed in their summit to start cybersecurity talks. From a report: Biden said the list of organizations that should not be attacked includes the 16 sectors designated by the United States as critical infrastructure. The sectors, based on a description published by the U.S. Homeland Security Department, include telecommuni...
Tags: Putin, Vladimir Putin, Russia, Tech, Joe Biden, United States, Moscow, Biden, U S Homeland Security Department


Dear Sophie: Is it possible to expand our startup in the US?

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: What is a diversity green card and how do I apply for one? ...
Tags: Startups, Column, California, US, Tech, Diversity, Joe Biden, Iran, Policy, United States, Silicon Valley, State Department, Lawyers, Biden, Tehran, H-1b Visa


5 things you need to know about Big Tech’s new nemesis — FTC chair Lina Khan

Big tech has a new threat to its market dominance: FTC chairwoman Lina Khan. President Joe Biden appointed Khan chair of the Federal Trade Commission on June 15, putting a prominent proponent of breaking up monopolies in charge of the competition regulator. “I look forward to working with my colleagues to protect the public from corporate abuse,” Khan said in a statement. Progressives have heralded the appointment as an opportunity to rein in the increasing power of Silicon Valley, which will be...
Tags: Startups, Tech, Joe Biden, Silicon Valley, Khan, Federal Trade Commission, Ftc, Insider, Lina Khan


US Warns EU Against Anti-American Tech Policy

The US has warned the EU against pursuing "protectionist" technology policies that exclusively target American companies, ahead of Joe Biden's first presidential visit to Brussels. From a report: The National Security Council, an arm of the White House, wrote last week to complain about the tone of recent comments about the EU's flagship tech regulation, as debates are about to begin in the European parliament. "We are particularly concerned about recent comments by the European Parliament rappo...
Tags: Europe, Washington, White House, China, US, Tech, Eu, Joe Biden, United States, Brussels, National Security Council, Biden, Donald Trump, Financial Times, European Parliament, EU US


Senate Confirms Progressive Tech Critic Lina Khan To Become an FTC Commissioner

The Senate confirmed President Joe Biden's nominee to the Federal Trade Commission, Lina Khan, the young progressive who helped launch a reckoning amongst antitrust scholars and enforcers, in a 69-28 vote. From a report: At 32, Khan will become the youngest commissioner ever confirmed to the agency. Her confirmation also signals a bipartisan desire to impose more regulations on Big Tech companies like Facebook, Amazon, Alphabet and Apple. Khan received the support of several Republicans, includi...
Tags: Amazon, Utah, Senate, Tech, Joe Biden, Khan, Federal Trade Commission, Ftc, Lee, Senate judiciary, Roger Wicker, Sen Mike Lee, Lina Khan, Facebook Amazon Alphabet, Commerce Committee Ranking, Amazon s Antitrust Paradox for the Yale Law Review


YouTube is banning ads for politics, alcohol, gambling, and prescription drugs from its highly visible homepage banner

Sean Gallup/Getty Images YouTube is banning a handful of topics from its main advertising space. The company in 2019 stopped letting advertisers reserve full-day ad spots on its homepage. Google and other tech platform have been fielding pushback over political ads in recent years. See more stories on Insider's business page. YouTube is banning advertisements about a handful of topics from its highly visible masthead ad unit.Political and election ads will no longer be accepted for pl...
Tags: Google, Politics, News, Youtube, Advertising, Trends, Social Media, Joe Biden, Google Google, Sean Gallup Getty, Tech Insider, Axios, Katie Canales


The Station: Robotaxi apps on the rise, an AI pioneer’s new startup and mobility event highlights

Hello and welcome back to The Station, a weekly newsletter dedicated to all the ways people and packages move (today and in the future) from Point A to Point B. Welp, the mobility event is over and we had loads of interesting interviews and anyone with an Extra Crunch subscription can access the videos. For instance, Rita Liao moderated a panel with executives from three Chinese robotaxi companies — WeRide, AutoX and Momenta — that also test and develop in Europe and the United States. One inter...
Tags: Google, Transportation, Asia, Twitter, Europe, Indonesia, California, Senate, White House, China, Russia, Softbank, America, Tech, Tesla, Bloomberg


Another Biden gaffe? Joe says he’s ‘open’ to exchanging cybercriminals with Russia

Russian President Vladimir Putin and American counterpart Joe Biden recently agreed that relations between the two nations are a low point, but the two leaders may have found some common ground on the issue of cybercrime. Biden said at the G7 summit on Sunday that he was “open” to Putin’s proposal for the two countries to exchange cybercriminals: I’m open to — if there’s crimes committed against Russia that, in fact, are — and the people committing those crimes are being harbored in the United S...
Tags: Startups, Putin, Vladimir Putin, Russia, Tech, Joe Biden, United States, Biden, Joe, Insider


10 Things in Politics: Gaetz's law-school classmates want him to resign

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:Matt Gaetz's former classmates say he's an embarrassment to William & Mary Law SchoolBiden's plan to send $400 billion to help families caring for loved ones with disabilities is in jeopardy as infrastructure talks falterBenjamin Netanyahu is officially out of powerOne thing to watch for: DHS Secreta...
Tags: Apple, Twitter, Florida, Maryland, Vladimir Putin, Congress, Washington Post, Washington, Oregon, White House, US, America, Trends, Joe Biden, Dhs, Afghanistan


Michael Brown, the new chair of the powerful lobbying group NVCA, shares its agenda

Michael Brown, a longtime general partner with Battery Ventures, was just elected to the role of chairman of the National Venture Capital Association three years after joining its board of directors. Earlier this week, we caught up with Brown to ask about his new, year-long role with the 48-year-old trade group — and what issues he sees as top of mind right now for the many American VCs he is now representing. TC: VCs are always concerned about tax treatments, but these are obviously even more t...
Tags: TC, Congress, California, Washington, America, Tech, Joe Biden, United States, Venture Capital, Michael Brown, SEC, Pfizer, Biden, National Venture Capital Association, Battery Ventures, Trump


Investor Michael Brown, newly elected to chair the powerful lobbying group NVCA, shares his agenda

Michael Brown, a longtime general partner with Battery Ventures, was just elected to the role of chairman of the National Venture Capital Association three years after joining its board of directors. Earlier this week, we caught up with Brown to ask about his new, year-long role with the 48-year-old trade group — and what issues he sees as top of mind right now for the many American VCs he is now representing. TC: VCs are always concerned about tax treatments, but these are obviously even more t...
Tags: TC, Congress, California, Washington, America, Tech, Joe Biden, United States, Venture Capital, Michael Brown, SEC, Pfizer, Biden, National Venture Capital Association, Battery Ventures, Trump


Top stories this PM: 60 million wasted doses; a new Trump probe; Biden's gift to Boris

Good evening. Here are the top stories so far today.For more daily and weekly briefings, sign up for our newsletters here.What happened today:60 million doses down the drain. The FDA said Johnson & Johnson must throw out that many COVID-19 vaccine doses because of possible contamination. They were made at a Baltimore factory that's been closed for two months after workers accidentally mixed up ingredients.Probing "a gross abuse of power." The deputy attorney general asked the Justice Departm...
Tags: Apple, Europe, Texas, News, Mexico, Senate, White House, Newsletter, Trends, Joe Biden, Ap, Boris Johnson, Fda, Bmw, Biden, Nissan


UK Lawmakers Ask Biden To Drop Charges Against WikiLeaks Founder Julian Assange

A cross-party group of 24 British members of Parliament wrote to President Joe Biden on Friday asking him to drop all charges against WikiLeaks founder Julian Assange. CNET News adds: Dropping the charges would be "an act that would be a clarion call for freedom that would echo around the globe," they said. Together, the lawmakers pointed out that while Biden was vice president, he played an important role in choosing not to prosecute Assange over WikiLeaks' publication of classified documents r...
Tags: UK, Guantanamo Bay, Iraq, Tech, Joe Biden, Afghanistan, Julian Assange, Wikileaks, Biden, Donald Trump, Assange, British Members of Parliament


Congress unveils 5 bipartisan bills that mark its biggest step yet in regulating tech giants like Amazon, Google, Facebook, and Apple

Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg in Washington DC on Oct. 23, 2019. Andrew Harnik/AP House lawmakers unveiled the bills to reel in tech companies' power over the online market. The "Big Four" have faced mounting scrutiny from Congress over antitrust concerns in recent years. This lew legislation would be a significant step toward loosening tech's monopoly power. See more stories on Insider's business page. House lawmakers on Friday unveiled five bills designed to rein in big tech c...
Tags: Apple, Google, Amazon, Facebook, Mark Zuckerberg, New York Post, Politics, News, Congress, Trends, Joe Biden, Access, Washington Dc, House, Donald Trump, Orbitz


10 Things in Politics: Manchin is the VIP for Biden's agenda

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:Progressives are peeved at Joe Manchin while West Virginia basks in Biden's loveBiden is said to have ordered a scathing private rebuke of the UK before the G7Bill Gates' farmland reportedly grows potatoes for McDonald's friesOne thing to watch for: President Joe Biden will attend the first day of th...
Tags: Apple, Europe, Florida, UK, Putin, Vladimir Putin, Congress, California, Washington, Senate, White House, Politico, US, America, West Virginia, Trends


DOJ Forced Apple to Reveal Data from Two House Democrats as Part of Trump's Leaker Crusade

It recently came to light that the Trump-era Department of Justice quietly seized phone records of journalists at the Washington Post, CNN, and the New York Times to suss out their sources as part of the administration’s rabid crackdown on leakers. Well, apparently the witch hunt didn’t stop there: In 2017 and 2018, a…Read more...
Tags: Apple, Politics, Science, Rachel Maddow, California, Joe Biden, Companies, New York Times, Apple Inc, Trump, Adam Schiff, Washington Post CNN, Trumpukraine Scandal, Science And Technology In The United States, DOJ Forced Apple, Trump era Department of Justice


Macron says G7 countries should work together to tackle toxic online content

In a press conference at the Élysée Palace, French President Emmanuel Macron reiterated his focus on online regulation, and more particularly toxic content. He called for more international cooperation as the Group of Seven (G7) summit is taking place later this week in the U.K. “The third big topic that could benefit from efficient multilateralism and that we’re going to bring up during this G7 summit is online regulation,” Macron said. “This topic, and I’m sure we’ll talk about it again, is es...
Tags: Social, Europe, France, China, Russia, Tech, Joe Biden, Policy, Regulation, Paris, New Zealand, European Commission, Hate Speech, Emmanuel Macron, Facebook Twitter Google, Theresa


Here are 9 fascinating facts to know about BlackRock, the world's largest asset manager

BlackRock Chief Executive Larry Fink. AP BlackRock, the largest money manager, is an increasingly influential player in Washington, DC. Insider has rounded up a rundown of fast facts to know about BlackRock. Sign up for the Insider Finance daily newsletter. BlackRock, the world's largest investment manager, has become an increasingly influential Wall Street player in Washington, DC as a poster child of the revolving door between finance and politics.The firm has hired notable policy...
Tags: Google, Japan, New York, Obama, California, China, US, Barack Obama, Trends, Linkedin, Bloomberg, Joe Biden, Aig, Hillary Clinton, Washington Dc, New York Times


Google isn't blocking searches for the 'lab leak' theory as the coronavirus' origin is being investigated, but it prioritizes 'authoritative' results to avoid leading users to misinformation

The P4 laboratory at the Wuhan Institute of Virology in Wuhan in China's central Hubei province, April 17, 2020. HECTOR RETAMAL/AFP via Getty Images Google's health lead David Feinberg said the firm aims not to lead people to non-authoritative info. That includes on searches for the "lab leak" theory as the coronavirus' origin is investigated. Biden set a 90-day deadline for intelligence officials to report the likely origin of COVID-19. See more stories on Insider's busine...
Tags: Google, Science, News, Youtube, China, US, Trends, Joe Biden, Ap, Healthcare, Who, World Health Organization, Biden, Wuhan, WSJ, Hubei


President Biden Signs Executive Order Revoking Trump-Era Ban on TikTok and WeChat

U.S. President Joe Biden has withdrawn a series of executive orders from his predecessor Donald Trump banning Chinese apps TikTok and WeChat in the United States. Trump signed several executive orders banning apps tied to China during his time in office. In the most high profile order, Trump ban any U.S. transactions"ordered a ban of the short-form video app TikTok, which is owned by Chinese firm Bytedance, in 2020. However, Trump's bans were never enforced after several court orders blocked...
Tags: Iphone, Apple, Ios, Ipad, Mac, White House, China, US, Joe Biden, United States, Rumors, Biden, Donald Trump, Trump, Commerce Department, U S Department of Commerce


Google does not auto-fill some searches like 'coronavirus lab leak' in part to avoid leading users to results that aren't 'authoritative', according to the head of Google's health division

The P4 laboratory at the Wuhan Institute of Virology in Wuhan in China's central Hubei province, April 17, 2020. HECTOR RETAMAL/AFP via Getty Images Google does not auto-populate searches for "coronavirus lab leak." Google's health lead David Feinberg said the firm aims not to lead people to non-authoritative info. Biden set a 90-day deadline for intelligence officials to report the likely origin of COVID-19. See more stories on Insider's business page. The head of Google's...
Tags: Google, Science, News, Youtube, China, US, Trends, Joe Biden, Ap, Healthcare, Who, World Health Organization, Biden, Wuhan, WSJ, Hubei


Google doesn't auto-fill searches for the lab leak theory to avoid leading users to results that aren't 'authoritative,' according to the head of Google's health division

The P4 laboratory at the Wuhan Institute of Virology in Wuhan in China's central Hubei province, April 17, 2020. HECTOR RETAMAL/AFP via Getty Images Google does not auto-populate searches for "coronavirus lab leak" to curb misinformation. Google's health lead David Feinberg said the firm does not want to lead people to non-authoritative info. Biden set a 90-day deadline for intelligence officials to report the likely origin of COVID-19. See more stories on Insider's business pa...
Tags: Google, Science, News, Youtube, China, US, Trends, Joe Biden, Ap, Healthcare, Who, Biden, Wuhan, WSJ, Hubei, Feinberg


Biden revokes and replaces Trump actions targeting TikTok and WeChat

President Joe Biden signed an executive order revoking actions targeting TikTok and WeChat signed by former President Donald Trump, according to a statement released by the White House on Wednesday. President Biden signed a new order instead requiring the Commerce Department to review apps with ties to “jurisdiction of foreign adversaries” that may pose national security risks. The “increased use in the United States of certain connected software applications designed, developed, manufactured, o...
Tags: Google, Facebook, Asia, Government, Nsa, White House, China, US, Tech, Joe Biden, United States, Commerce, Tencent, Biden, Donald Trump, Trump


The Senate signs off on a $250 billion cash injection for US tech companies to help them compete with China and end the global semiconductor chip shortage

Senate Majority Leader Chuck Schumer (D-NY). Stefani Reynolds/Getty Images The Senate passed a bill Tuesday authorizing $250 billion in spending for US technology and science research. The bill is geared towards helping the US compete against China, and build more semiconductor chips. President Biden praised the bill, which now has to pass the House of Representatives. See more stories on Insider's business page. Democrat and Republican senators signed off on a bill on Tuesday that wou...
Tags: Politics, Technology, News, Senate, China, US, America, Trends, Joe Biden, House Of Representatives, Biden, The Washington Post, Schumer, Chuck Schumer, Tech Insider, Sen Todd Young


Some Apple suppliers in China are reportedly saying they won't hire minorities like Uyghur Muslims in job postings

Apple CEO Tim Cook on November 20, 2019. MANDEL NGAN/AFP via Getty Images The Information viewed jobs listings from Apple suppliers in China explicitly saying Uyghurs are excluded. The outlet previously reported some Apple suppliers were linked to suspected forced labor of the minority group. Human rights activists have condemned China for its persecution and detainment of 1 million Uyghurs. See more stories on Insider's business page. Some Apple suppliers in China aren't accepting...
Tags: Apple, Tibet, News, China, US, Trends, Information, Joe Biden, Tim Cook, Retail, Xinjiang, Human Rights Watch, Tech Companies, Katie Paul, Australian Strategic Policy Institute, Foxconn Technology


Arcadia donor who obstructed Trump probe must go to prison while he appeals

LOS ANGELES — A Los Angeles-area businessman and political fundraiser who obstructed a federal probe into donations to former President Donald Trump’s inaugural committee and falsified records to conceal his work as a foreign agent while lobbying high-level U.S. government officials was refused his bid Monday to stay out of prison while he appeals his conviction. Imaad Zuberi, 50, of Arcadia, must surrender to the U.S. Marshals Service in Los Angeles before noon on June 18 to begin his 12-year s...
Tags: Google, Facebook, Politics, News, Washington, Russia, Los Angeles, San Francisco, Barack Obama, Sport, Joe Biden, Iran, Soccer, Hillary Clinton, United States, House



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