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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

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

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

Human Capital: Uber’s Black employee base shrinks

Welcome back to Human Capital, where I break down the latest in diversity, equity and inclusion, and labor in tech. TL;DR: This week, Apple announced its third head of diversity and inclusion in four years, Uber’s Black employee base shrunk despite the company committing to anti-racism and Reddit brought on its second Black board member this year.  Meanwhile, Facebook’s content moderators spoke out against the company for forcing some of them to work in the office during a pandemic and a ne...
Tags: Apple, Startups, Facebook, Uber, Labor, Obama, Buzzfeed, San Francisco, Linkedin, Diversity, Tesla, Intel, United States, Reddit, Deutsche Bank, Alexis Ohanian

Affirm, Airbnb,, 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,, 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

Outgoing Stockton Mayor Michael Tubbs Touts Record Of Change

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Tags: Google, Politics, News, Obama, Washington, White House, Local, Stockton, Silicon Valley, Lincoln, Stanford University, HARRIS, Tubbs, Michael Tubbs, Kevin Lincoln, Stockton News

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

Obama said he couldn't afford to look soft on terrorism as a 'liberal president,' but that he 'took no joy' in ordering people killed

President Barack Obama speaks about his administration's counterterrorism policy at the National Defense University at Ft. McNair in Washington, May 23, 2013. Larry Downing/Reuters Former President Barack Obama in his new book discussed his ambivalence over the killings he ordered while president as part of counterterrorism operations. "I took no joy in any of this. It didn't make me feel powerful," Obama wrote.  Obama said he often felt as though he wanted to "save" young men who'd be...
Tags: Politics, News, Obama, Washington, Iraq, New York City, US, America, Barack Obama, Trends, Drones, Pakistan, Al Qaeda, Yemen, Donald Trump, George W. Bush

Barack Obama said social media should be regulated and treated as publishers, as Facebook, Twitter, and other platforms face potential Section 230 revisions

Former US President Barack Obama speaks at a Biden-Harris drive-in rally in Orlando, Florida on October 27, 2020. RICARDO ARDUENGO/AFP via Getty Images Former President Barack Obama said there should be government regulations for social media firms since they make "editorial choices, whether they've buried them in algorithms or not," he told The Atlantic in an interview. Tech companies like Facebook and Twitter are protected by an internet law called Section 230 which shields them from bei...
Tags: Google, Facebook, Mark Zuckerberg, Politics, News, Obama, Washington, Senate, US, Barack Obama, Trends, Social Media, Tech, Joe Biden, Atlantic, Biden

America Has Yet To Shake Its Addiction To Hate

This article is part of TPM Cafe, TPM’s home for opinion and news analysis. I spent last weekend talking with other people of color about Biden’s election. Everyone had the same vibe. It wasn’t joy nor dread. The mood was of cautious encouragement. Someone compared America’s hate problem to a terrible addiction. This country fell off the wagon, went on a four-year bender, almost died, killed others in the rampage, and then staggered back into AA still bleeding and smelling of booze. You’re...
Tags: Google, Post, Hollywood, London, News, Nbc, Obama, Mexico, America, Los Angeles, Dnc, Joe Biden, Hillary Clinton, Fox News, Michigan, Npr

Obama Says Social Media Companies 'Are Making Editorial Choices, Whether They've Buried Them in Algorithms or Not'

Former U.S. President Barack Obama said that the extent to which social media companies claim they "are more like a phone company than they are like The Atlantic" is not "tenable," he told the publication in an interview published Monday. From a report "They are making editorial choices, whether they've buried them in algorithms or not," the former president said in the interview. "The First Amendment doesn't require private companies to provide a platform for any view that is out there. At the ...
Tags: Obama, Barack Obama, Tech, Atlantic, Obama Says Social Media Companies

A report card for the SEC’s new equity crowdfunding rules

Slava Rubin Contributor Share on Twitter Slava Rubin is founder at Vincent, founder at Indiegogo and founder and general partner at humbition. This month, the Securities Exchange Commission approved major updates to rules enacted via the 2012 JOBS Act. Their stated goal was to “harmonize” the guidelines that establish exemptions for equity crowdfunding, Reg D and Reg A+ offerings. These changes are a powerful step forward for ...
Tags: Startups, TC, Column, Crowdfunding, Obama, Entrepreneurship, Tech, SEC, Indiegogo, REG, Slava Rubin, Equity Crowdfunding, Vincent, Securities Exchange Commission, FINRA

'We went through our rough patches': Obama on married life as president – video

Former US president Barack Obama discusses how his marriage was affected by the constant pressures that come with being US president. In an interview for Apple TV, Obama told Oprah Winfrey he and wife Michelle 'went through our rough patches in the White House ... but I tell you that the thing that I think we were good about was talking stuff through, never losing fundamental love and respect for each other, and prioritising our kids'• Barack Obama rules out role in Biden cabinet – 'Michelle wou...
Tags: Apple, Obama, White House, US, Barack Obama, US news, Michelle Obama, Oprah Winfrey, Biden, Michelle

Meet the Bidens: America's new First Family

Sen. Joseph R. Biden Jr. standing with his family on back of a train after announcing his candidacy for the Democratic presidential nomination in June 1987. Getty Images The Biden family is the new First Family.  Former Vice President Joe Biden will be joined in the White House by his wife, Jill Biden, and their dogs, Champ and Major. Joe Biden has a daughter named Ashley with Jill, his second wife. He had three children with his first wife, Neilia, only one of whom, his son Hunter, is sti...
Tags: Apple, New York Post, Obama, Navy, Senate, White House, America, Barack Obama, Trends, Joe Biden, Ukraine, Ap, Bbc, Hillary Clinton, United States, Judaism

President-elect Joseph Biden reportedly plucks Revolution’s Ron Klain as new chief of staff

President-elect Joseph Biden has plucked Ron Klain, a longtime colleague and confidant and the current executive vice president of the venture capital firm Revolution, as his White House chief of staff, reports The New York Times.  Klain was Biden’s chief of staff for two years during the Obama administration and left his post as chief of staff in 2011 to join Revolution, the firm founded by former AOL chief executive and founder Steve Case. Revolution did not immediately respond to a request fo...
Tags: Startups, TC, Obama, Government, White House, Tech, Joe Biden, Aol, New York Times, Biden, Clinton, Harvard Law School, Google Apple, Joseph Biden, Ron Klain, Klain

Oprah Will Interview President Obama on ‘The Oprah Conversation’ (TV News Roundup)

In today’s TV news roundup, Oprah will interview former president Barack Obama on Nov. 17 for “The Oprah Conversation,” and Netflix released a trailer for “We Are the Champions,” narrated by Rainn Wilson. DATES A new episode of “The Oprah Conversation,” scheduled to premiere on Apple TV Plus on Nov. 17 at 9 a.m. ET, […]
Tags: Apple, News, Obama, Barack Obama, Netflix, President Barack Obama, Oprah Winfrey, Oprah, Rainn Wilson

Barack Obama Interview Airing November 17 on Apple TV+ Show 'The Oprah Conversation'

Apple today announced that Oprah Winfrey will be interviewing President Barack Obama on Apple TV+ series "The Oprah Conversation," with the episode set to air on Tuesday, November 17 at 6:00 a.m. Pacific/9:00 a.m. Eastern. The interview will cover Obama's memoir "The Promised Land" along with discussions about his legacy, democracy, race, and the American Dream. He will discuss the years leading up to his presidency and reflect on the "aspirations, perseverance and accomplishments that brough...
Tags: Apple, Obama, White House, Barack Obama, Oprah Winfrey, Oval Office, Cabinet Room, Apple TV shows, Apple TV Plus, Apple TV Shows Apple

Biden has packed his staff with Big Tech execs to help manage the transfer from Trump — but Facebook, Google, and Apple are notably absent

Democratic presidential nominee Joe Biden. Drew Angerer/Getty Images President-elect Joe Biden's campaign released a list of names on Tuesday of people tapped to help manage the transition of power from President Donald Trump. The list featured many senior people from the tech industry, including executives from Amazon, Uber, and Airbnb. But there were no names from Facebook, Google, Apple, or Twitter on the list. Experts have suggested Biden could crack down on the tech industry, and the ...
Tags: Apple, Google, Amazon, Facebook, Twitter, Obama, White House, US, Barack Obama, Trends, Linkedin, Joe Biden, Ars Technica, Silicon Valley, The New York Times, Bill

Democrat ‘Enemies List’ Threatens Dissenters with Chicom-Inspired Retaliation

Coming soon, to a People’s Republic near you: Panchen Rinpoche during the struggle (thamzing) session (Public domain/Read more about this here.) U.S.A. – -( “Is anyone archiving these Trump sycophants for when they try to downplay or deny their complicity in the future?” sitting member of Congress Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez tweeted threateningly Friday. “I foresee decent probability of many deleted Tweets, writings, photos in the future.” She was not alone, as a partial compilatio...
Tags: Google, Facebook, Guns, Obama, Washington Post, China, Nazis, Disney, America, Joe Biden, Democrats, Cia, Republican Party, Resistance, The View, Donald Trump

From Larry Fink to Meg Whitman, here are the business leaders who may be in line for key roles in the Biden administration

Meg Whitman. Robyn Beck/AFP via Getty Images Over the next few months, President-elect Joe Biden is expected to begin announcing nominations and appointments for roles in his Cabinet, White House, and in the federal government more broadly.  For some of those positions, he's expected to turn to the business world.  Insider has compiled names of candidates who are said to be on the short-list for some of the top jobs. None of these appointees have been announced or confirmed, but are report...
Tags: Apple, Amazon, Politics, Obama, Washington Post, White House, New York City, Trends, Joe Biden, Features, West, Commerce, Treasury, Ibm, Biden, Hewlett Packard

If elected, Biden commits to rejoin climate accord U.S. just abandoned

On the same day that the U.S. officially withdrew from the global pact to reduce emissions that cause climate change, presidential contender Joe Biden committed that he would rejoin the Paris Agreement if elected. In a tweet late Wednesday, Biden wrote, “Today, the Trump Administration officially left the Paris Climate Agreement. And in exactly 77 days, a Biden Administration will rejoin it.” Today, the Trump Administration officially left the Paris Climate Agreement. And in exactly 77 ...
Tags: TC, Obama, Obama Administration, Government, China, US, Tech, Eu, European Union, Joe Biden, Paris, Biden, Consumer Reports, General Catalyst, Financial Times, Trump

A Biden presidency might essentially be over before it can begin

The 2020 presidential election is a cliffhanger, and we may not know the final results for days. But Democratic nominee Joe Biden has pulled ahead in the critical states of Michigan and Wisconsin with plenty of blue-leaning mail ballots to count. Because he won Arizona as well as Nebraska's second congressional district and leads narrowly in Nevada, President Trump has probably been defeated. The real question is whether Biden adds Pennsylvania and Georgia to the tally or whether we are look...
Tags: Google, News, Supreme Court, Obama, Congress, Colorado, Washington, Senate, Court, Alabama, Georgia, Joe Biden, Fbi, Pennsylvania, Democrats, Gop

Report: US visas granted to students from mainland China have plummeted 99% since April

It’s no secret that the Trump administration has pursued a variety of avenues to keep foreigners out of the U.S., including through a recent overhaul of the H-1B visa program for high-skilled foreign workers that will require employers to pay H-1B workers higher wages and narrow the types of degrees that would qualify an applicant — a move which has ready triggered numerous lawsuits. Still, it may surprise some to learn that U.S. visas issued to students around the world have fallen as dramatica...
Tags: TC, South Korea, Japan, Obama, Washington, Mexico, China, India, US, Tech, Racism, Silicon Valley, Chinese communist party, State Department, Donald Trump, Trump

VC Seth Bannon on how a Biden administration might best support climate startups

It’s too soon to know who will win the U.S. election tomorrow. Tomorrow may even be too soon to know who wins the election. But it’s always a good time to talk with investors about how they’re thinking about the future, and some can’t help but ponder the possibilities if Joe Biden wins the race. Among these are venture capitalists who are focused on climate change and who are excited by the prospect of a president who sees climate change as an existential threat, especially after the work of the...
Tags: TC, Obama, Tech, Joe Biden, Connecticut, Darpa, Venture Capital, Silicon Valley, National Institutes of Health, Biden, Presidential Election, Trump, National Science Foundation, Defense Advanced Research Projects Agency, XYZ, ARPA

Meet the billionaires bankrolling Joe Biden's 2020 campaign

Joe Biden has 94 billionaire backers, according to Forbes. REUTERS/Kevin Lamarque/File Photo At least 134 billionaires or their spouses have donated to former Vice President Joe Biden's presidential campaign, per a Forbes analysis of federal campaign records from September. The billionaires behind Netflix, SlimFast, Hyatt hotels, LinkedIn, and Star Wars all donated various amounts to Biden's election bid. While it's true that Estée Lauder heir Ronald Lauder gave $200,000 to President Donal...
Tags: Apple, Google, Elon Musk, Politics, New York, Texas, London, Microsoft, Obama, Australia, California, Washington Post, Steve Jobs, Stanford, New York City, US

How to watch HBO's 'The Shop' with Barack Obama and LeBron James for free

When you buy through our links, we may earn money from our affiliate partners. Learn more. LeBron James, the 2020 NBA Finals MVP, will host former President Barack Obama on his talk show, "The Shop." REUTERS/Larry Downing A new episode of "The Shop: Uninterrupted" featuring former President Barack Obama will debut on HBO tonight at 9 p.m. ET."The Shop" is a talk show hosted by NBA star LeBron James, having welcomed guests like actor Chadwick Boseman and NFL quarterback Patrick Mahomes ear...
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