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DoNotPay, the AI lawyer for your inbox, now lets you report businesses for tax fraud

Here’s a cool one: DoNotPay, the legalese-trained email crawler that scours your inbox for ways to save you money (or earn you payouts from class action lawsuits), now helps you collect government tax fraud bounties. Natural language processing just keeps getting better. The software’s pretty simple to use. You open the DoNotPay client, input the details of the fraudulent business including any evidence you can provide, and hit send. The IRS (for US users) or HMRC (for UK users) will then contac...
Tags: Startups, UK, US, Tech, Hmrc, Artificial Intelligence, Irs, Neural


Elon Musk Talks New Tesla Model In Europe

Elon Musk made rare comments about a new Tesla vehicle to be designed in Berlin, adding that the reason behind the new vehicle program is to attract new talent from Europe: "I think there's a lot of talent, talented designers and engineers, in Europe. And a lot of the best people, they want to work somewhere where they are doing original design work. They don't want to just be doing the European version of something that was designed in California. So, I think it's important in order to attract ...
Tags: Europe, Elon Musk, California, Germany, Berlin, US, Tech, Tesla, Musk, Electrek, Gigafactory Berlin, Elon Musk Talks New Tesla




YouTube just suspended OANN after it said the conservative media outlet promoted a fake cure for COVID-19

A reporter with One America News Network works at a campaign rally with President Donald Trump on September 25, 2020 in Newport News, Virginia. Drew Angerer/Getty Images YouTube has suspended the conservative media outlet OANN from posting videos and monetizing its content for a week after it posted a video promoting a fake COVID-19 cure. The site's policies prohibit users from posting content that claims there is a guaranteed cure for the coronavirus disease. The suspension comes as misin...
Tags: Google, Facebook, Mark Zuckerberg, UK, News, Youtube, Senate, US, Trends, Georgia, Canada, World Health Organization, Susan Wojcicki, Republican, Donald Trump, Business Insider


F3, a Stories-style Q&A app for Gen Z teens, raises $3.9M

F3, an anonymous Q&A app targeting Gen Z teens which blends a Tinder-style swipe-to-friend gamification mechanic, Stories-esque rich media responses and eye-wateringly expensive subscriptions to unlock a ‘Plus’ version that actually lets you see who wants to friend you — has raised a $3.9M seed round, including for a planned push on the US market. The Latvian team behind F3 are not new to the viral teen app game having founded the anonymous teen Q&A app Ask.fm — which faced huge controversy back...
Tags: Social, Fundings & Exits, Apps, Europe, US, Tech, IAC, Social Apps, Don, Alex Hofmann, Generation Z, F3, Mail ru Group, Snapchat TikTok, Q&A app, Marat Kichikov


What is common stock? The most typical way to invest in a company and profit from its growth

When people talk about "the market" and "stock shares," it's usually common stock they're referring to. Rawpixel/Getty Images Common stock is a popular type of financial asset, in which investors buy shares in a publicly traded company. Common stockholders typically receive quarterly dividends and voting rights in major corporate decisions. Common stocks vary greatly in their riskiness and price performance but tend to appreciate in value over the long term. Visit Business Insider'...
Tags: Google, UK, US, Trends, Markets, Stocks, New York Stock Exchange, Stock Market, Equities, Freelance, Common, Don, COF, Capital One Financial, Common Stock, Investing (Reference


Elon Musk has surpassed rival Bill Gates as the world's second-richest person. Here's where their simmering feud began and how it's escalated amid the pandemic.

Elon Musk and Bill Gates. Susan Walsh/AP; Mike Cohen/Getty Images for The New York Times Elon Musk and Bill Gates have been feuding over everything from the coronavirus to electric vehicles. The two moguls don't see eye to eye on electric-car technology. Musk has said Gates doesn't know what he's talking about, and Gates has said he bought a Porsche electric car over a Tesla. This year, Gates and Musk have feuded over the coronavirus. Gates called Musk's comments on the outbreak "outrageou...
Tags: Amazon, Spacex, Elon Musk, Microsoft, Washington, US, Trends, Tech, Tesla, Nasa, Features, Harvard University, Porsche, International Space Station, Electric Vehicles, New York Times


Elon Musk is now the world's second-richest person. Here's how the billionaire Tesla and SpaceX CEO went from getting bullied as a child to becoming one of the most successful and controversial men in tech.

Elon Musk. Steve Nesius/Reuters Elon Musk has had a tumultuous yet successful life.  He was bullied as a child but ultimately attended an Ivy League university before going on to become the CEO of two companies, Tesla and SpaceX, and the founder of three more. He's also been married three times and has triplets and twins. He recently had another baby with his girlfriend, the musician Grimes.  But Musk also courts controversy, especially on Twitter. The tech billionaire has been outspoken a...
Tags: Transportation, Mark Zuckerberg, Spacex, Elon Musk, New York, Hollywood, Robert Downey Jr, Microsoft, Australia, California, Ebay, White House, Ipo, Time, US, Los Angeles


Two-year-old Day One Ventures raises new $52.5M fund to invest in Valley startups

Back in 2018 Day One Ventures launched in Silicon Valley specifically designed to be both a VC and an investor that would also lead marketing and communications for its portfolio. Two years on, Day One has invested in numerous startups to do just that and has today filed with the SEC its new $52.5M fund. The new fund is similar to the first one: investing across industries from pre-seed to seed, with occasional series A investments (from $100K to $5M). The fund was founded and is headed by Russi...
Tags: TC, Europe, Russia, Robin Hood, US, Tech, Andreessen, SEC, Silicon Valley, Jeff Bezos, Lightspeed, Valley, Joshua Browder, POC, Ventures, Coatue


Industries like healthcare, tech, and education are poised to add a lot of high-paying jobs in the next decade. We found how to break into those fields.

Software developer is one of the best jobs of the future. Maskot/Getty Images Business Insider recently found 30 high-paying jobs that were poised for strong growth based on employment projections for between 2019 and 2029 and median wages in 2019. The occupations at the top of our list fall into five main industries, all of which require different education, certifications, and skills. We took an in-depth look at the various paths to getting into these industries, according to career expe...
Tags: Jobs, Education, Future, US, Careers, Los Angeles, Trends, Tech, Healthcare, Teaser, Southern California, Cedars Sinai Medical Center, BLS, Labor Department, Bureau of Labor Statistics BLS, Banuelos


Baidu's Android Apps Caught Collecting Sensitive User Details

Two Android applications belonging to Chinese tech giant Baidu were removed from the official Google Play Store at the end of October after they were caught collecting sensitive user details. From a report: The two apps -- Baidu Maps and Baidu Search Box -- were removed after Google received a report from US cyber-security firm Palo Alto Networks. Both apps had more than 6 million downloads combined before being removed. According to the US security firm, the two apps contained code that collect...
Tags: Google, Google Play Store, US, Tech, Baidu, Sdk, Palo Alto Networks, IMSI, Palo Alto Networks Both, Stefan Achleitner, Chengcheng Xu


Looking to emulate Venmo, JoomPay preps a Euro launch for easy bill splitting and cash payments

JoomPay, a startup with a similar product to PayPayl-owned Venmo in the US, is set to launch in Europe shortly after being granted a Luxembourg Electronic Money Institution (EMI) license. The app allows people to send and receive money with anyone, instantly and for free. “Venmo me” has become a common phrase in the US, where people use it to split bills in restaurants or similar. Venmo is in common use in the US, but it’s not available in Europe, although dozens of other innovative mobile pe...
Tags: TC, Europe, US, Tech, Banking, Paypal, United States, Mobile Payments, Online Payments, Financial Services, Up, Venmo, Revolut, Peer To Peer, Western Europe, Financial Technology


10 things in tech you need to know today

Apple CEO Tim Cook speak to the press during a tour of the Flextronics computer manufacturing facility, with US President Donald Trump, where Apple's Mac Pros are assembled in Austin, Texas, on November 20, 2019. MANDEL NGAN/AFP via Getty Images Good morning! This is the tech news you need to know this Tuesday. Sign up here to get this email in your inbox every morning.Have an Amazon Alexa device? Listen to this update by searching "Business Insider" in your flash briefing settings.And ...
Tags: Apple, Amazon, Facebook, Lyft, China, US, Los Angeles, Trends, Intel, Tim Cook, Alibaba, Travis Kalanick, Andreessen Horowitz, Biden, Donald Trump, Nordic


Daily Crunch: Snapchat adds Spotlight

Snapchat introduces a TikTok-style feed, Amazon Echo Buds add fitness tracking and Vettery acquires Hired. This is your Daily Crunch for November 23, 2020. The big story: Snapchat adds Spotlight Snapchat has introduced a dedicated feed where users can watch short, entertaining videos — pretty similar to TikTok. This comes after the app also added TikTok-like music features last month. Starting today, users will be able to send their Snaps to the new Spotlight feed. Viewers will be able to s...
Tags: Amazon, Social, Mobile, Facebook, Apps, Wales, US, Tech, Snapchat, Margaret Thatcher, Brazil, Prince Charles, Diana, Alexa, Snap, Elizabeth


Comcast To Enforce 1.2TB Data Cap In Entire 39-State Territory In Early 2021

An anonymous reader quotes a report from Ars Technica: Comcast's 1.2TB monthly data cap is coming to 12 more states and the District of Columbia starting January 2021. The unpopular policy was already enforced in most of Comcast's 39-state US territory over the past few years, and the upcoming expansion will for the first time bring the cap to every market in Comcast's territory. Comcast will be providing some "courtesy months" in which newly capped customers can exceed 1.2TB without penalty, so...
Tags: Verizon, Virginia, US, Tech, Comcast, Ohio, District Of Columbia, Northeastern States


Despite pandemic, forecasts predict US online holiday sales increase of 20%-30% or more

Strong e-commerce sales are predicted to help lift overall holiday retail spending in the U.S., according to forecasts released today by the National Retail Federation (NRF) and eMarketer. Both firms expect to see overall retail sales growth during November and December, though the market may be impacted by slowing brick-and-mortar sales. Of the two, NRF had the more optimistic forecast. It estimates U.S. holiday sales during November and December will increase between 3.6% and 5.2% year-over-ye...
Tags: Cyber Monday, TC, Ecommerce, Thanksgiving, Shopping, US, Tech, E-commerce, United States, Retail, App Annie, Emarketer, Nrf, Wall St, National Retail Federation NRF, Amazon Walmart


Brexit’s data compliance burden could cost UK firms up to £1.6BN, says think tank

An of the total cost to UK businesses if the country fails to gain an adequacy agreement from the European Commission once it leaves the bloc at the end of the year — creating barriers to inbound data flows from the EU — suggests the price in pure compliance terms could be between £1BN and £1.6BN. The assessment of the economic impacts if the UK is deemed a third country under EU data rules has been carried out by the New Economics Foundation (NEF) think tank and UCL’s European Institute resea...
Tags: Facebook, Europe, UK, Privacy, Snowden, US, Tech, Eu, European Union, Commission, European Commission, Data Protection, Ucl, Brexit, Gdpr, EU US


Facebook launches ‘Drives,’ a US-only feature for collecting food, clothing and other necessities for people in need

Facebook today is introducing a new feature that will allow users in the U.S. to collect food, clothing and other necessities for people in need. The feature, called “Drives,” is being made available through Facebook’s existing Community Help hub, which is the place where Facebook centralizes requests and offers for help within a local community. The Community Help hub was first launched in 2017 as a way for Facebook users to centralize their resources in the wake of a crisis, like a man-made...
Tags: Social, Facebook, Instagram, US, Social Media, Tech, United States, Fundraising, Philanthropy, Facebook Search, Fundraiser, Instagram Feed, Community Help, COVID, Community Help hub, Community Help hub From


Episode #63: Listener AMA Biz + Money

Hi there! When we do any kind of Q+A we always get a LOT of business and money questions, so today we are devoting a whole episode to these topics! In true Emma and Elsie fashion, we couldn’t stop dishing advice so the episode turned out pretty long! We hope you enjoy it! You can stream the episode here on the blog or on  iTunes ,  Spotify ,  Google Play ,  TuneIn ,  Pocket Casts , and  Stitcher . You can find the podcast posts archive here . Show notes:  -Books we recommend: –I Will Teach Y...
Tags: Google, Amazon, Podcast, Florida, Instagram, Etsy, Martha Stewart, US, Suze Orman, Tips, Ira, Jeremy, Laura Dern, Don Draper, Snoop Dogg, Rogers


Wish, the world's most-downloaded shopping app, has filed to go public after reporting $1.75 billion in revenue in the first 9 months of the year

Wish.com Wish, an online marketplace known for selling cheap Chinese goods, filed to go public on Friday. Wish is seeking a valuation of between $25 billion and $30 billion on the public market, according to two people familiar with the matter, per the Financial Times. The e-commerce startup, founded in 2010, joins a host of other tech companies filing for a public listing, including Airbnb, DoorDash, and Roblox. The company reported $1.75 billion in revenue for the first nine months of t...
Tags: Google, Asia, China, US, San Francisco, Trends, Securities And Exchange Commission, Peter Szulczewski, Roblox, Airbnb DoorDash, Kate Duffy


Gartner: Q3 smartphone sales down 5.7% to 366M, stemming Covid-19 declines earlier this year

As we head into the all-important holiday sales period, new numbers from Gartner point to some recovery for the smartphone market as vendors roll out a raft of new 5G handsets. Q3 smartphone figures published today showed that smartphone unit sales declined 5.7% globally over the same period last year to 366 million units. Yes, it’s a drop, but it is still a clear improvement on the first half of this year, when sales slumped by 20% in each quarter, due largely to the effects of Covid-19 on spen...
Tags: Apple, TC, UK, China, US, Samsung, Tech, Asia Pacific, Xiaomi, Gartner, Brazil, Huawei, Latin America, Oppo, Gupta, India Indonesia


US Congress Passes an IoT Security Bill 'That Doesn't Totally Suck'

Shotgun (Slashdot reader #30,919) shared these thoughts from The Register: Every now and again the U.S. Congress manages to do its job and yesterday was one of those days: the Senate passed a new IoT cybersecurity piece of legislation that the House also approved, and it will now move to the President's desk. As we noted back in March when the IoT Cybersecurity Improvement Act was introduced, the law bill is actually pretty good: it asks America's National Institute of Standards and Technolog...
Tags: Congress, Senate, US, America, Tech, House, General Services Administration, U S Congress, Apple Microsoft, CTIA, Symantec Mozilla BSA


The architects behind Apple Park are using Boston Dynamics' lifelike $75,000 Spot robot in construction — see how

Boston Dynamics Spot robot. Reuters Robotics company Boston Dynamics announced that its robot dog, Spot, is now for commercial sale Canada, the EU, and the UK, following earlier release in the US. The robot retails for $74,500, with a lead time of 6-8 weeks. Spot has already been used in hospitals, agriculture, and most recently by architecture firm Foster and Partners. Visit Business Insider's homepage for more stories Spot, Boston Dynamics' famous four-legged robot, is officially availab...
Tags: Apple, Europe, UK, London, Boston, Singapore, US, Trends, Tech, Eu, Canada, Partners, Robotics, Robot, Boston Dynamics, Spot


Amazon Pharmacy is going to be the first big test of public trust in Prime and will expose the company to more scrutiny

Amazon CEO Jeff Bezos. c This week Amazon launched its new Amazon Pharmacy service, selling prescription and generic medications. Prime members will get a bunch of perks, including huge discounts of up to 80%. By selling healthcare, Amazon Prime is getting into a market where consumers are keenly aware of how sensitive their data is, which means it will have to walk a fine line to maintain public trust. Visit Business Insider's homepage for more stories. Amazon launched its new service Ama...
Tags: Google, Amazon, Facebook, Time, US, Beck, Trends, Eu, Amazon Prime, Healthcare, Pfizer, Jeff Bezos, Forrester, Medications, HIPAA, Tech Insider


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


A top Goldman dealmaker is jumping ship — Affirm gears up for an IPO — Hedge fund pay

  Happy Saturday!Bankers have been plenty busy as they work on big tie-ups and look to get IPOs across the line before the end of the year.Here's a recap of some of the big news this week:PNC announced its planned purchase of BBVA US, the US-based arm of the Spanish lending giant BBVA, for $11.6 billion. Reed Alexander talked with insiders to learn more about how one of the biggest bank deals since the financial crisis came together. You can read the full story here. The buy now, pay later lende...
Tags: Google, Europe, Microsoft, US, Trends, Paypal, Getty Images, Michael Dell, Goldman Sachs, Seattle, Morgan Stanley, Max Levchin, Goldman, Fintech, ADP, Bbva


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


Job diary: I'm an LA doctor who runs a ketamine-infusion therapy program to help people overcome depression, anxiety, and trauma

David Mahjoubi, MD. David Mahjoubi, MD. David Mahjoubi, MD, 42, is an anesthesiologist based in Los Angeles, California. He founded the Ketamine Healing Clinic of Los Angeles in 2014, and says that despite the drug's reputation as an illegal party drug, its use in controlled medical settings can help patients battling depression, anxiety, and trauma. Before accepting a new patient, Dr. Mahjoubi says they need to have first tried other anti-anxiety or depression medication in the past. He a...
Tags: Google, Europe, California, La, New York City, US, Trends, Madrid, Henry Schein, Los Angeles California, Kevin O Leary, New York Times The Washington Post, Jorge Perez, Mahjoubi, Suzannah Weiss, COVID


I used Amazon's new pharmacy to get my medication. Here's how it works.

Here's what it's like to use Amazon Pharmacy. Allana Akhtar/Business Insider Amazon just opened a pharmacy, allowing shoppers to get prescription drugs delivered with no delivery fee. Here's all the steps I took to get my prescription medication delivered to me through Amazon. I learned the company does not yet offer 90-day fills, nor does it automatically refill prescriptions. Amazon said free delivery would take five days for my script because I am not a Prime member. Visit Busin...
Tags: Google, Amazon, Minnesota, New York City, US, Trends, Amazon Prime, Michigan, Cvs, Reuters, HSA, Allana Akhtar, Amazon Pharmacy, Amazon Pharmacy Amazon, Hawaii Illinois Kentucky Louisiana, Jacquelyn Miller


This company says it makes the first FDA-approved transparent face mask and has sold more than 12.5 million since April — see why it's become so popular

The ClearMask transparent face mask. ClearMask ClearMask — the first US Food and Drug Administration-approved transparent surgical face mask, according to the company — has sold over 12.5 million see-through masks since April. Transparent masks help a wide variety of people, from those who are deaf and hard of hearing, to young children, to the neurodiverse population. ClearMask currently offers two types of face coverings: the FDA-approved medical mask and a non-medical iteration. "The Cl...
Tags: Google, UK, US, Trends, Canada, Retail, Fda, Baltimore, Johns Hopkins, Eric Schmidt, US Food and Drug Administration, ASTM, Face Masks, PPE, Dittmar, Brittany Chang



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