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Startup employees should pay attention to Biden’s capital gains tax plans

Vieje Piauwasdy Contributor Share on Twitter Vieje Piauwasdy is the director of Equity Strategy at Secfi, an equity planning platform for startup executives and employees. The Biden Administration has reportedly proposed significant changes to the capital gains tax, aiming to target the wealthiest Americans to help fund his historic aid programs. If the current proposal goes into effect, it will have an impact on startup emplo...
Tags: TC, Column, Florida, New York, Texas, Taxes, Obama, Congress, California, Opinion, Government, Tech, Compensation, Biden, Stock Options, Trump


SpaceX might try to fly the first Starship prototype to successfully land a second time

SpaceX is fresh off a high for its Starship spacecraft development program, but according to CEO Elon Musk, it’s already looking ahead to potentially repeating its latest success with an unplanned early reusability experiment. Earlier this week, SpaceX flew the SN15 (i.e., 15th prototype) of its Starship from its development site near Brownsville, Texas, and succeeded in landing it upright for the first time. Now, Musk says they could fly the same prototype a second time, a first for the Starshi...
Tags: TC, Space, Spacex, Elon Musk, Texas, Tech, Earth, Spaceflight, Aerospace, Spacecraft, Musk, Outer Space, Brownsville Texas, Starship


Texas Federal Judge Hears Arguments for Date of Google Trial

WASHINGTON (Reuters) - A lawyer for 14 states led by Texas that have accused Alphabet's Google of breaking antitrust law asked a federal judge to...
Tags: Google, Texas, Washington, Reuters


SpaceX finally launches and successfully lands its futuristic Starship

Previous test flights of the rocketship, which Elon Musk plans to use for future missions to the moon and mars, ended in explosionsSpaceX launched and successfully landed its futuristic Starship on Wednesday, finally nailing a test flight of the rocketship that Elon Musk intends to use to land astronauts on the moon and send people to Mars.The previous four test flights ended in fiery explosions before, during or soon after touchdown at the south-eastern tip of Texas, near Brownsville. Continue ...
Tags: Spacex, Elon Musk, Texas, Science, Technology, US news, Brownsville Continue


Inside San Antonio's Office of Innovation, which plans to bridge the digital divide with smart technology and infrastructure

Insider San Antonio, Texas. Shutterstock The Office of Innovation in San Antonio, Texas, is working to advance technology and infrastructure. Created in 2007, the office is expanding Wi-Fi access for kids with Connected Beyond the Classroom. A smart streetlight program was also implemented to save money and energy and collect valuable data. This article is part of a series focused on American cities building a better tomorrow called "Advancing Cities." Digital inclusion is an ...
Tags: Texas, Technology, Trends, Infrastructure, Digital Divide, Innovation, Wifi, Smart Cities, San Antonio, Nordic, UTSA, San Antonio UTSA, San Antonio Texas, USAA, Dillard, Southwest Research Institute


Can't find chicken wings, diapers, or a new car? Here's a list of all the shortages hitting the reopening economy.

Empty shelves and shoppers are visible at a Target retail store during an outbreak of the COVID-19 coronavirus in Contra Costa County, Dublin, California, March 15, 2020. Photo by Smith Collection/Gado/Getty Images As the US economy increasingly reopens, the economy is seeing shortages of all sorts of items. If you've tried to buy (or rent) a car or eat some chicken wings, you've probably noticed. Insider rounded up some of the major shortages across the US economy, and why they...
Tags: Apple, Post, Texas, Washington, White House, China, US, America, Los Angeles, Trends, Opec, Bloomberg, Joe Biden, Intel, Brazil, Argentina


Woman Suing BLM Sacramento For Posting Fake, Racist Emails Claiming She Wrote

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Tags: Google, Facebook, Texas, News, Local, Seen On, Syndicated Local, Sacramento, Rocklin, BLM, Crowley, Faison, Berry Accius, Karra, Black Lives Matter Sacramento, Tanya Faison


iPad Shipments to Stay Stable in Second Quarter Despite Chip Shortages

Apple's iPad shipments are expected remain stable in the second quarter of this year, despite the impact of global chip shortages, according to a new report. The ongoing integrated chip shortage has been caused by supply chain issues that arose during the global health crisis and weather-related events like the freeze in Texas that shut down Austin chip plants. As chip factories struggled to keep up with standard outputs during the pandemic, demand surged as people purchased devices for an a...
Tags: Apple, Texas, Mac, Bloomberg, Austin, Digitimes.com, Digitimes Research, iPad Pro 12.9, iPad Pro 11


Woman Suing BLM Sacramento For Posting Fake, Racist Emails Claiming To Come From Her

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Tags: Google, Facebook, Texas, News, Local, Seen On, Syndicated Local, Sacramento, Rocklin, BLM, Crowley, Faison, Berry Accius, Karra, Black Lives Matter Sacramento, Tanya Faison


Inside the turbulent personal life of Elon Musk, who's been divorced three times, dated Hollywood stars, and now has a 1-year-old baby with musician Grimes

Grimes, left, and Elon Musk attend the Costume Institute Gala at the Metropolitan Museum of Art in May 2018. Charles Sykes/AP Tesla and SpaceX CEO Elon Musk has had a headline-grabbing personal life over the years. He has five sons from his first marriage and has been divorced three times. These days, Musk is dating the musician Grimes - the couple had a baby together last spring. See more stories on Insider's business page. In 2010, Elon Musk said he would "rather stick a fork in my ...
Tags: Transportation, Family, Spacex, Elon Musk, Hollywood, Texas, Families, Marriage, Instagram, California, Relationships, Time, Los Angeles, Trends, Tech, Tesla


10 Things in Politics: Big problems may await the economy

Good morning! I hope you had a nice weekend. Welcome back to 10 Things in Politics, your weekday look at the biggest stories in DC and beyond. Sign up here to receive this newsletter.Send tips to [email protected] or tweet me at @BrentGriffiths.Here's what we're talking about:America is getting ready for its post pandemic glow-upThese nine chiefs of staff counsel House Republicans' unruliest conspiracy theoristsSpace agencies couldn't stop a simulated asteroid from crashing ...
Tags: Apple, Europe, Utah, Post, Florida, Texas, Supreme Court, California, Senate, White House, Virginia, India, Narendra Modi, US, America, Trends


Samsung Lost More than $268 Million During Power Shutdown in Texas

The Austin-American Statesman reports that Samsung "lost at least $268 million due to damaged products after its semiconductor fabrication plant in Austin was shutdown during the February's Texas freeze, according to the company." Samsung executives said the company's semiconductor business saw profits fall in the first quarter, mainly due to disruptions and product losses caused by the shutdown. Samsung's Austin fab was offline for more than a month after it was shut down due to power outages ...
Tags: Texas, Samsung, Tech, Austin, Austin American Statesman, Han Jinman, Jinman


Elon Musk Teased on Twitter with Ideas for SNL Comedy Sketches

"Always the innovator, Elon Musk is crowdsourcing ideas for his upcoming Saturday Night Live appearance," writes USA Today. SFGate reports: Both Musk fans and critics weighed in, with the tweet drawing over 4,500 quote tweets at time of publication (and 113,000-plus likes from his devotees). One of the top responses skewered his recent move to Texas. "How about a skit where a selfish billionaire has a tantrum and makes a showy to-do about moving his factory to another state, but that new sta...
Tags: Elon Musk, Texas, Tech, TSLA, Musk, Elon, Chris Hansen, Chris Redd, Ross Gerber, Elon Musk Teased on Twitter, USA Today SFGate


Musk's Claims Challenged About Absence of Autopilot in Texas Tesla Crash

"Despite early claims by #Tesla #ElonMusk, Autopilot WAS engaged in tragic crash in The Woodlands," tweeted U.S. Congressman Kevin Brady on Wednesday. (Adding "We need answers.") But maybe it depends on how you define Autopilot. CNN reports: Tesla said Monday that one of Autopilot's features was active during the April 17 crash that killed two men in Spring, Texas.... Lars Moravy, Tesla's vice president of vehicle engineering, said on the company's earnings call Monday that Tesla's adaptive c...
Tags: Elon Musk, Texas, Tech, Tesla, Cnn, Mit, Houston, Musk, Forbes, KHOU, Reimer, Kevin Brady, Bryan Reimer, New England University Transportation Center, Harris County Precinct, Mark Herman


Warren Buffett will discuss stocks, deals, and the pandemic at Berkshire Hathaway's annual meeting on Saturday. Here are 18 questions he might answer.

Warren Buffett. REUTERS/Rick Wilking Warren Buffett will answer questions at Berkshire Hathaway's annual meeting on Saturday.The famed investor is expected to discuss stocks, deals, the pandemic, and the economy.Here are 18 questions he might answer on the day.See more stories on Insider's business page.Warren Buffett will be quizzed for several hours at Berkshire Hathaway's annual shareholder meeting on Saturday.The billionaire investor and Berkshire CEO has kept an extremely l...
Tags: Apple, Verizon, Texas, US, America, Trends, Merck, Bank Of America, Berkshire Hathaway, Warren Buffett, Goldman Sachs, Biden, Goldman, Costco, Chevron, Robinhood


Jeff Bezos' Blue Origin Will Soon Begin Selling Tickets For Rides On Its Space Tourism Rocket

Today, Blue Origin revealed that it will be selling the first tickets for rides on its space tourism rocket called New Shepard. According to CNBC, the first ticket (or tickets?) will go on sale starting next week, on Wednesday, May 5. From the report: Blue Origin did not reveal how much tickets will cost, only saying that more details will come on May 5 to those who submit their name and email on a form on the company's website. "Sign up to learn how you can buy the very first seat on New Shepar...
Tags: Texas, Tech, Jeff Bezos, Cnbc, Bezos, New Shepard


Who's listening? Inside the voice-profiling revolution

You decide to call a store that sells some hiking boots you're thinking of buying. As you dial in, the computer of an artificial intelligence company hired by the store is activated. It retrieves its analysis of the speaking style you used when you phoned other companies the software firm services. The computer has concluded you are "friendly and talkative." Using predictive routing, it connects you to a customer service agent who company research has identified as being especially good at getti...
Tags: Google, Amazon, Security, Facebook, Texas, Technology, China, Trust, Marketing, Eu, Surveillance, Innovation, Illinois, Voice, Alexa, Carnegie Mellon


‘Ghost Gun’ plans can be posted online after U.S. appeals court ruling

By Joe Schneider | Bloomberg Plans for so-called ghost guns can be posted online after a federal appeals court overturned an injunction blocking the move and reinstated a Trump administration order that opened the door to the practice. The State Department in 2018 removed 3D-printed guns from the Munitions List, and they were placed on the Commerce Control List, which is regulated by the Department of Commerce. That change effectively allowed plans for their construction to be posted online. The...
Tags: Business, Politics, Texas, Technology, News, Guns, Congress, California, California News, San Francisco, Barack Obama, Bloomberg, Sport, Joe Biden, Soccer, Courts


Tesla Wants To Make Every Home a Distributed Power Plant

Tesla CEO Elon Musk wants to turn every home into a distributed power plant that would generate, store and even deliver energy back into the electricity grid, all using the company's products. TechCrunch reports: While the company has been selling solar and energy storage products for years, a new company policy to only sell solar coupled with the energy storage products, along with Musk's comments Monday, reveal a strategy that aims to scale these businesses by appealing to utilities. "This is ...
Tags: Elon Musk, Texas, California, Tech, Tesla, Musk, Princeton University, Massachusetts Institute Of Technology, Powerwall


DoorDash announces new pricing for restaurants, with commissions as low as 15%

DoorDash is announcing new pricing plans for the restaurants who use the platform for pickups and deliveries. Before this, the company did not offer standardized pricing across restaurants. However, the question of how high delivery app fees might go (and how parsimonious the payments might be for restaurants as a result) prompted DoorDash to publish a long blog post about its fee structure last fall. In fact, Oregon and Washington have passed caps on delivery fees, while lawmakers in California...
Tags: Food, Mobile, Texas, Washington, Oregon, Tech, Food Delivery, Doordash, Payne, Plano Texas, California New York, Christopher Payne, DoorDash Basic, Chowbotics Across, Sherry Copeland, Jai Meals


Bezos' Blue Origin Protests NASA Awarding Astronaut Lunar Lander Contract To Musk's SpaceX

"Jeff Bezos' Blue Origin filed a protest with the Government Accountability Office against NASA on Monday, challenging the space agency's award of a nearly $3 billion moon lander contract to Elon Musk's SpaceX earlier this month," reports CNBC. In response, Musk teased on Twitter that Bezos couldn't "get it up (to orbit)." From the report: SpaceX, in a competition against Blue Origin and Leidos' subsidiary Dynetics, was awarded $2.89 billion for NASA's Human Landing System program. The HLS progr...
Tags: Spacex, Elon Musk, Texas, America, Tech, Nasa, Jeff Bezos, Boeing, Cnbc, Artemis, Blue Origin, Bezos, HLS, Government Accountability Office, Leidos, Bezos Blue Origin Protests NASA


US Population Over Last Decade Grew At Slowest Rate Since 1930s

Over the past decade, the United States population grew at the slowest rate since the 1930s, the Census Bureau reported on Monday, a remarkable slackening that was driven by a leveling off of immigration and a declining birthrate. The New York Times reports: The bureau also reported changes to the nation's political map: The long-running trend of the South and the West gaining population -- and congressional representation -- at the expense of the Northeast and the Midwest, continued, with Texas...
Tags: Europe, Florida, Texas, Supreme Court, California, US, Tech, West, United States, New York Times, North Carolina, Illinois, Census, South, Trump, Bureau


Tesla wants to make every home a distributed power plant

Tesla CEO Elon Musk wants to turn every home into a distributed power plant that would generate, store and even deliver energy back into the electricity grid all using the company’s products. While the company has been selling solar and energy storage products for years, a new company policy to only sell solar coupled with the energy storage products, along with Musk’s comments Monday, reveal a strategy that aims to scale these businesses by appealing to utilities. “This is a prosperous future b...
Tags: TC, Elon Musk, Texas, Utilities, California, Tech, Tesla, Automotive, GreenTech, Musk, Princeton University, Massachusetts Institute Of Technology, Powerwall, Electric Reliability Council of Texas It


Cloudflare rallies the troops to fight off another so-called patent troll

Nearly four years ago, we wrote about a battle between Cloudflare, the San Francisco-based internet security and performance company, and Blackbird Technologies, a firm that quickly amassed dozens of patents, then began using them to file dozens of patent infringement lawsuits against companies, including Cloudflare. The suit was typical in every way, except how Cloudflare responded to it. Unlike many targets of similar lawsuits that opt to settle, Cloudflare fought back, asking very publicly fo...
Tags: TC, Lawsuit, Texas, Supreme Court, Senate, San Francisco, Tech, Cisco, Austin, Patents, Juniper, Blackbird, Houston, Cloudflare, Donald Trump, Litigation


Apple commits to 20,000 US jobs, new North Carolina campus

Apple this morning announced a sweeping plan to invest north of $430 billion over the next five years. The company says the deal involves “economic benefits” in all 50 states and would create, all told, 20,000 additional jobs in the United States over that time period. The plan is an extension of one it announced in 2018, raising the original $350 billion goal by 20%. At the center of the announcement is the long anticipated creation of an additional campus in North Carolina. That involves a $1 ...
Tags: Apple, Texas, Labor, California, US, Tech, United States, Tim Cook, San Diego, Wisconsin, Manufacturing, North Carolina, Donald Trump, Foxconn, Research Triangle, Raleigh Durham


Crusoe Energy is tackling energy use for cryptocurrencies and data centers and greenhouse gas emissions

The two founders of Crusoe Energy think they may have a solution to two of the largest problems facing the planet today — the increasing energy footprint of the tech industry and the greenhouse gas emissions associated with the natural gas industry. Crusoe, which uses excess natural gas from energy operations to power data centers and cryptocurrency mining operations, has just raised $128 million in new financing from some of the top names in the venture capital industry to build out its operati...
Tags: Energy, TC, Texas, Colorado, Washington Post, Montana, China, Tech, Tesla, Mit, Cryptography, Artificial Intelligence, Bitcoin, Mining, Air Pollution, United States


10 things in tech you need to know today

SpaceX Good morning and welcome to 10 Things in Tech. If this was forwarded to you, sign up here.Let's get started.1. SpaceX is launching four astronauts into Earth's orbit today. From liftoff early this morning to an ocean splashdown six months later, here's how the journey will go.2. It's possible to turn on Tesla Autopilot with nobody behind the wheel, Consumer Reports showed. Following a crash that killed two men in Texas, the firm's engineers proved just how sim...
Tags: Google, Amazon, Spacex, Texas, Newsletter, Trends, Tech, Tesla, Nasa, Earth, Peter Thiel, Silicon Valley, Travis Kalanick, WeWork, Mars, Signal


China Behind Another Hack as US Cybersecurity Issues Mount

China is behind a newly discovered series of hacks against key targets in the U.S. government, private companies and the country's critical infrastructure, cybersecurity firm Mandiant said Wednesday. From a report: The hack works by breaking into Pulse Secure, a program that businesses often use to let workers remotely connect to their offices. The company announced Tuesday how users can check to see if they were affected but said the software update to prevent the risk to users won't go out unt...
Tags: Texas, Microsoft, China, Russia, US, Tech, Cisa, Solarwinds, Mandiant, Microsoft Exchange


Texas On Track To Add Record Solar Power Capacity By End of 2022

According to a report from the U.S. Energy Information Administration (EIA), Texas will add a record 10 GW of utility-scale solar capacity by the end of 2022, compared with 3.2 GW in California. A third of all U.S. utility-scale solar capacity planned to come online in the next two years (30 GW) will be in Texas. Reuters reports: California currently has the most installed utility-scale solar capacity of any state - about 16 gigawatts (GW). One gigawatt can power about 1 million U.S. homes. But ...
Tags: Texas, California, Tech, EIA, Gw, Texas Reuters, U S Energy Information Administration EIA Texas, GW Solar


Texas' antitrust fight against Google

Hi and welcome to Insider Advertising for April 22. I'm senior advertising reporter Lauren Johnson, and here's what's going on:First up: Don't miss our webinar today on the future of ad targeting featuring execs from Mars Petcare, The Trade Desk, R/GA, and The Washington Post. Details here.Texas' antitrust fight against Google.Microsoft's plan for virtual events.Clubhouse brand deals.If this email was forwarded to you, sign up here for your daily insider's guide to ad...
Tags: Google, Texas, Media, Microsoft, Satya Nadella, Advertising, Marketing, Trends, Sundar Pichai, Clubhouse, Bernanke, Don, Ken Paxton, House Judiciary Committee, Google Microsoft, Newsletters



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