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I had an unforgettable lunch with Warren Buffett, and by the end of the meal I was convinced he's a success for 5 reasons

Zack Friedman and Warren Buffet. Courtesy of Zack Friedman Zack Friedman is the founder and CEO of Make Lemonade, a personal-finance company. The following is an excerpt from his book, "The Lemonade Life: How to Fuel Success, Create Happiness, and Conquer Anything." In this excerpt, he describes having lunch with Warren Buffett in Omaha and what he learned from him. Buffett expressed immense gratitude for everything he'd accomplished in his lifetime and said he maximizes his happiness thro...
Tags: Google, New York, Ebay, White House, Trends, Strategy, Bill Gates, Berkshire Hathaway, Omaha, Warren Buffett, Coca Cola, Berkshire, Coke, Buffett, Nordic, Cadillac


Tech elites are making moves out of San Francisco as they rethink the area's costs, political climate, and safety

Hello everyone! Welcome to this weekly roundup of Business Insider stories from co-Editor in Chief Matt Turner. Subscribe here to get this newsletter in your inbox every Sunday.Read on for more on the future of Silicon Valley, a private-equity titan's relationship with a Texas investor embroiled in a political scandal, and the rise and fall of the world's oldest advertising agency. Samantha Lee/Business Insider Hello!Tony Hsieh, the former CEO of shoes and clothes retailer Zappos, has di...
Tags: Google, Amazon, Facebook, New York, Texas, White House, US, America, San Francisco, Trends, Getty Images, Vista, Fbi, Austin, Oxford, Miami


As Silicon Valley gets disrupted by the pandemic, this CEO says tech companies should look to Canada to expand

Yung Wu is the CEO of MaRS Discovery District, an innovation hub located in Toronto, Canada. Yung Wu Yung Wu is an entrepreneur, VC, and the CEO of MaRS Discovery District, a startup innovation hub located in Toronto. Amid the pandemic and surge in remote work options, Wu says tech founders and workers should look beyond Silicon Valley to expand their businesses. In Canada, Wu says private and public sectors are able to collaborate for effectively, and that various funding programs, pandem...
Tags: Business, Japan, Opinion, White House, US, Toronto, America, Trends, Strategy, Tech, Canada, United States, Sony, Logitech, Nintendo, Silicon Valley


Britain Commits $333 Million To Help Carriers Replace Huawei 5G

Britain will spend $333 million to diversify its sources of 5G wireless equipment after banning China's Huawei from supplying the next-generation technology. From a report: Huawei is set to be excluded from British 5G networks by 2027 due to security concerns, leaving phone carriers reliant on a supply duopoly of Finland's Nokia and Sweden's Ericsson. Around $67 million of the total will be spent next year to help build "a secure and resilient 5G network" according to documents published on Wedn...
Tags: UK, Sweden, White House, China, Nokia, Digital, US, Tech, Britain, Finland, Huawei, Ericsson, BT Group, CK Hutchison Holdings, Rishi Sunak, Oliver Dowden




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


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


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


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


In the Last Week America Experienced 1 Million New Coronavirus Cases

The total number of U.S. coronavirus cases since the pandemic started has now surpassed 12 million, CNN reports — "an increase of more than 1 million cases in less than a week." Researchers at John Hopkins University calculate that over a quarter of a million Americans have now died from the disease. Almost every state has reported a rapid surge in cases, and nationwide numbers have been climbing much faster than ever before — with the country reporting a staggering 2.8 million infections sin...
Tags: White House, Tech, Cnn, Sanjay Gupta, Johns Hopkins University, John Hopkins University, Deborah Birx


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


Social media platform Parler wins over millions as some raise red flags about the site

Ann-Cherie Harden opened an account on Parler a year ago, long before the social media platform became a big hit, particularly among conservatives and supporters of President Donald Trump. “I did that then so I would have a means of communication if Facebook and Twitter decide to monitor or censor private posts and try to control what I can share,” the Whittier woman said, adding that she now sees many others have joined her on the platform billing itself as “the world’s town square.” Harden is ...
Tags: Apple, Facebook, Twitter, Politics, News, Senate, White House, Los Angeles, Sport, Social-media, Soccer, United States, Ted Cruz, Fox News, Republican, Biden


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


Steve Case’s Revolution is targeting $500 million for its fourth growth fund

Revolution, the Washington, D.C.-based investment firm founded by AOL cofounder CEO Steve Case and former AOL senior exec Ted Leonsis, is raising $500 million for its fourth fund, shows a new SEC filing. Asked about the effort earlier today, the firm declined to comment. This new fund was was expected. It has been more than four years since Revolution announced its third growth fund, a vehicle that closed with $525 million in capital commitments. That’s a longer time between funds than we’re see...
Tags: Startups, TC, New York, Washington, White House, Boston, Tech, Austin, Aol, Venture Capital, Revolution, SEC, Silicon Valley, Bigcommerce, Biden, Steve Case


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


10 things in tech you need to know today

Karl Mondon/Digital First Media/The Mercury News via Getty Images Good morning! This is the tech news you need to know this Thursday. 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 for the biggest stories in politics, sign up here for 10 Things in Politics You Need to Know Today — launching soon!Apple settled a lawsuit centered on iPhone throttling. The firm wi...
Tags: Apple, Google, Facebook, White House, Trends, Paypal, New York Times, Silicon Valley, Donald Trump, Max Levchin, Denver, Epic Games, Nordic, Trump, Tim Sweeney, Amazon Alexa


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


Trump Fires Election Security Director Who Corrected Voter Fraud Disinformation

phalse phace shares a report from NPR: Christopher Krebs, the Department of Homeland Security director who had spearheaded a campaign to counter rumors about voter fraud, has been fired, President Trump tweeted on Tuesday. Trump, in two misleading tweets about the security of the U.S. election, said Krebs' termination was "effective immediately." The CISA campaign, led by Krebs, was originally intended to target foreign interference. However, as the president continued to repeat dangerously mi...
Tags: White House, Tech, Npr, Biden, Department Of Homeland Security, Cisa, Trump, Krebs, Christopher Krebs, Chris Krebs, Trump Fires Election Security


Watch Sassy Justice, the New Deepfake Satire Show Created by the Makers of South Park

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=9WfZuNceFDM If any cultural, political, or technological phenomenon of the past couple of decades hasn’t been lampooned by South Park, it probably didn’t happen. But the 21st century has brought forth so much nonsense that even Trey Parker and Matt Stone, creators of that at once crude and multidimensionally satirical cartoon show, have had to expand into feature films and even onto Broadway to ridicule it all. The latest project takes the humbler but unde...
Tags: Google, Facebook, Comedy, Technology, South Park, Youtube, College, White House, Current Affairs, Broadway, Michael Caine, Donald Trump, Seoul, Peter Serafinowicz, Matt Stone, Trey Parker


'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


First Lady Jill Biden and the White House Gardens

Now that almost everyone concedes that the Bidens will be moving into the White House soon (hopefully, soon enough!), local garden writers like me are pondering what admittedly is the least important question about the transition – will it affect the White House gardens? First, let’s go to the photos, like the one above of Dr. Biden doing a campaign video from their home in Wilmington. Whether she gardens or not, she clearly HAS a garden, and it looks lovely. Here’s another photo, presumably i...
Tags: Google, Gardening, White House, Michelle Obama, Biden, Public Gardens, Michelle, Wilmington, Doug, Botanic Garden, Bidens, Kamala, Jill Biden, Naval Observatory, Sam Kass, East Wing


CEOs of top US firms met privately to discuss what to do if Trump's refusal to concede to Biden becomes a threat to democracy

President Donald Trump and President-elect Joe Biden. Getty/Getty More than 24 CEOs of Fortune 500 firms met on November 6 to discuss what to do if President Donald Trump refused to leave office on January 20, The Associated Press reported on Friday. The CEOs — from companies in finance, manufacturing, retail, and media — said Trump had the right to pursue legal challenges alleging voter fraud, Jeffrey Sonnenfeld, the Yale professor who organized the meeting, told the AP. But they also spo...
Tags: Apple, White House, US, San Francisco, Trends, Walmart, Joe Biden, Ap, Gop, Yale, New York Times, Associated Press, Biden, Donald Trump, Kamala Harris, New York University


A senator who could become Biden's attorney general said breaking up Google should be 'on the table'

Sen. Amy Klobuchar. Samuel Corum/POOL/AFP Sen. Amy Klobuchar on Thursday praised the Justice Department for leaving open the option of breaking up Google as part of its antitrust lawsuit against the Big Tech firm. "In a serious monopolization action like this one, it's important that a breakup remedy be on the table," Klobuchar said. Klobuchar is tipped to be a candidate for attorney general once President-elect Biden takes power in January — which could spell trouble for Google. Others cl...
Tags: Google, Facebook, Lawsuit, Minnesota, Congress, White House, US, Trends, Joe Biden, Antitrust, Amy Klobuchar, Biden, Donald Trump, Doj, Justice Department, Cnbc


Sen. Amy Klobuchar, who could become Biden's attorney general, said breaking up Google should be 'on the table'

Sen. Amy Klobuchar. Samuel Corum/POOL/AFP Sen. Amy Klobuchar on Thursday praised the Justice Department for leaving open the option of breaking up Google as part of its antitrust lawsuit against the Big Tech firm. "In a serious monopolization action like this one, it's important that a breakup remedy be on the table," Klobuchar said. Klobuchar is tipped to be a candidate for attorney general once President-elect Biden takes power in January — which could spell trouble for Google. Others cl...
Tags: Google, Facebook, Lawsuit, Minnesota, Congress, White House, US, Trends, Joe Biden, Antitrust, Amy Klobuchar, Biden, Donald Trump, Doj, Justice Department, Cnbc


YouTube defends leaving up videos that falsely claim Trump won the election

.S. President Donald Trump uses a mobile phone during a roundtable discussion on the reopening of small businesses in the State Dining Room at the White House in Washington, U.S., June 18, 2020. Reuters/Leah Millis On Thursday, YouTube defended its decision to leave up videos spreading false or misleading claims about the 2020 election, including that President Donald Trump won. "Like other companies, we're allowing these videos because discussion of election results & the process of count...
Tags: Google, Facebook, Youtube, Washington, White House, US, Trends, Bloomberg, Donald Trump, Bergen, Trump, Reuters, One America News Network, Mark Bergen, OAN, YT YouTube


10 things in tech you need to know today

Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg. Nick Wass/Associated Press Good morning! This is the tech news you need to know this Friday. 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 for the biggest stories in politics, sign up here for 10 Things in Politics You Need to Know Today — launching soon!Steve Bannon isn't getting booted from Facebook. Despite the former White Hous...
Tags: Google, Facebook, Mark Zuckerberg, Europe, Microsoft, White House, US, Trends, Eu, Joe Biden, Tripadvisor, Jack Ma, Wall Street Journal, Expedia, Margrethe Vestager, Cisa



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