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Kickstarter CEO: Let's Try a 4-Day Work Week

Kickstarter announced Tuesday that it plans to experiment with a four-day work week in an effort to offer workers more flexibility and additional time to spend on creative pursuits. From a report: Lots of tech companies are planning to offer flexibility around where employees work post-pandemic. Now some companies are also rethinking when people work. Kickstarter plans next year to test a four-day work week with some or all of its employees, though details of that remain to be figured out, inclu...
Tags: Tech, Kickstarter, Bumble, Hasan, Axios, Aziz Hasan


Trump joked that he hoped COVID-19 'takes out' former national security advisor John Bolton, book says

US President Donald Trump speaks during a meeting with senior military leaders at the White House in Washington, DC, on April 9, 2018. NICHOLAS KAMM/AFP/Getty Images Donald Trump joked about a former aide dying from COVID-19, a new book said. "John Bolton, Hopefully COVID takes out John," said Trump according to Axios. The book, "Nightmare Scenario," described Trump's faltering response to the pandemic. See more stories on Insider's business page. Former President Donald Trump jo...
Tags: Politics, Washington Post, White House, US, Trends, NEC, Washington Dc, News UK, John, Department Of Justice, Bolton, Donald Trump, Trump, Larry, John Bolton, Trump White House


Mississippi paid out $118 million in improper unemployment claims, largely due to fraud and stolen identities

In this photo illustration, hands are seen counting US 100 dollar bills. Valera Golovniov/SOPA Images/LightRocket via Getty Images A Mississippi state audit report found nearly $118 million in improper unemployment insurance payments. The payments occured due to stolen identities, fraud schemes, and were sent to people in jail. Axios reported that as much as 50% of stimulus money may have been stolen, largely due to fraud. See more stories on Insider's business page. Americans received...
Tags: New York, Mississippi, US, America, Trends, Joe Biden, Gop, White, OIG, Axios, Blake Hall, Ayelet Sheffey, Valera Golovniov SOPA Images LightRocket, Shad White, Washington Iowa California


Axios: HUD Secretary Offers Thoughts on 2021’s Housing Priorities

Secretary of the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD) Marcia Fudge sat down for a brief, but wide-ranging interview this week with Axios, which was broadcast on Home Box Office (HBO) and the outlet’s streaming service, HBO Max. In the interview, Secretary Fudge discussed some of the ways her perspective on her job was shaped by housing duties as a mayor in Ohio, as well as priorities of the Department in the near future. The secretary was also asked about the impending expir...
Tags: Hbo, Featured, Finance, United States, Hud, Ohio, Fudge, FHA, Federal Housing Administration, Marcia Fudge, Axios, Home Box Office HBO, U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development, Axios HBO


Biden's housing secretary calls student-loan debt a barrier to Black homeownership

HUD Secretary Marcia Fudge. Tom Williams/CQ Roll Call HUD Secretary Marcia Fudge told Axios student debt is limiting Black homeownership. She said it's partly down to failures to enforce the Fair Housing Act, which prohibits housing discrimination. Black homeownership has been on the decline and Black people pay more for housing than white people. See more stories on Insider's business page. Black Americans hold a disproportionate burden of the $1.7 trillion student debt crisis, an...
Tags: Trends, Joe Biden, Hud, Johnson, Biden, Indianapolis Star, Naacp, Black, FHA, Department of Housing and Urban Development HUD, Derrick Johnson, Federal Housing Administration FHA, Marcia Fudge, Axios, Ayelet Sheffey, Marcia Fudge Tom Williams


Former Rep. Katie Hill blamed sexism for having to resign after her sex scandal while Matt Gaetz and Andrew Cuomo have kept their jobs

A composite image of Rep. Matt Gaetz of Florida and former Rep. Katie Hill. Drew Angerer/Michael Brochstein/SOPA Images/LightRocket via Getty Images Katie Hill said the reaction to her sex scandal was different to that of Rep. Gaetz and Gov. Cuomo. Hill resigned after her nudes were leaked and she admitted to having a relationship with a staffer. She cited sexism for why she resigned but they still have their jobs. See more stories on Insider's business page. Former Democratic Rep. Ka...
Tags: Florida, Hbo, Politics, New York, Congress, California, Trends, News UK, Andrew Cuomo, Justice Department, Cuomo, Hill, Matt Gaetz, Gaetz, Axios, Katie Hill


Trump has given interviews for 17 different books since leaving the White House, report says

Former President Donald Trump. Getty Trump has given interviews for 17 different books since his presidency ended, Axios reported. He has spoken to the authors for an average of 90 minutes, and gave 2 interviews to favored writers. He's trying to charm them, though the books will likely vary on how flattering a picture they paint. See more stories on Insider's business page. Former President Donald Trump has given interviews for at least 17 books since his presidency ended, Axios r...
Tags: Politics, White House, Politico, US, Barack Obama, Trends, New York Times, News UK, Michelle Obama, Times, Donald Trump, Penguin Random House, Trump, Bender, Jonathan Martin, Wolff


Fauci pushes back against the 'craziness' of attacks on his evolving pandemic response, saying 'that's the way science works'

Dr. Anthony Fauci in Washington, DC, on February 25, 2021. Saul Loeb /AFP via Getty Images Dr. Anthony Fauci pushed back against attacks on his evolving response to the pandemic, Axios reported. Fauci said attacks on his shifting positions are "actually criticizing science." Fauci has become a frequent punching bag among right-wing media and politicians. See more stories on Insider's business page. Dr. Anthony Fauci is pushing back more pointedly against attacks criticizing his evolvin...
Tags: Politics, News, Media, Cdc, US, Trends, Washington Dc, New York Times, Healthcare, World Health Organization, Donald Trump, Anthony Fauci, NIAID, Fauci, Swisher, Kara Swisher


Melinda French Gates is reportedly meeting with White House officials and lawmakers to discuss paid leave for workers and other issues

Gates Foundation Co-Chair Melinda Gates participates in a panel discussion during the World Bank Group and International Monetary Fund Spring Meetings April 20, 2017 Chip Somodevilla/Getty Images Melinda French Gates is meeting with Biden officials and lawmakers on Capitol Hill, advisors told Axios. She would meet lawmakers this week to discuss issues such as paid leave, the advisors said. French Gates visited the White House on Monday to meet Chief of Staff Ron Klain, Axios reported. See ...
Tags: Politics, News, Congress, Washington, White House, US, Trends, Joe Biden, Bill Gates, Susan Rice, Capitol Hill, Biden, World Bank Group, Melinda Gates, Gates, Sen Patty Murray


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


Police union PACs have spent $510,000 targeting The Squad, but may not be aiming to unseat them as much as raise funds for themselves, report says

U.S. Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez (D-NY) speaks as Reps. Ayanna Pressley (D-MA), Ilhan Omar (D-MN), and Rashida Tlaib (D-MI) listen during a press conference at the U.S. Capitol on July 15, 2019 in Washington, DC. Alex Wroblewski/Getty Images Police union PACs have spent $510,000 on text messages attacking The Squad, Axios reported Sunday. The Squad, four US representatives that are women of color, are deeply unpopular with Republicans. The attacks seem aimed at fundraising off of their u...
Tags: Politics, Congress, Washington, Massachusetts, US, Trends, PACs, Squad, Capitol Hill, Michigan, Donald Trump, Omar, Capitol, Pressley, Sarasota Florida, Police Union


Police union PACs have spent $510,000 targeting The Squad, but may not be aiming to unseat them as mush as raise funds for themselves, report says

U.S. Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez (D-NY) speaks as Reps. Ayanna Pressley (D-MA), Ilhan Omar (D-MN), and Rashida Tlaib (D-MI) listen during a press conference at the U.S. Capitol on July 15, 2019 in Washington, DC. Alex Wroblewski/Getty Images Police union PACs have spent $510,000 on text messages attacking The Squad, Axios reported Sunday. The Squad, four US representatives that are women of color, are deeply unpopular with Republicans. The attacks seem aimed at fundraising off of their u...
Tags: Politics, Congress, Washington, Massachusetts, US, Trends, PACs, Squad, Capitol Hill, Michigan, Donald Trump, Omar, Capitol, Pressley, Sarasota Florida, Police Union


Amazon is fighting against laws that could force it to verify third-party sellers' identities and give out their contact information

Amazon CEO Jeff Bezos. MARK RALSTON/AFP via Getty Images Amazon has been lobbying against a new form of legislation called INFORM acts, Axios reports. These acts would force e-commerce sites to verify third-party sellers' identities and provide contact information to customers. Amazon and others argue the legislation would jeopardize third-party sellers' privacy. See more stories on Insider's business page. Amazon has lobbied against new laws that would force it to investigate ...
Tags: Amazon, News, Marketplace, Etsy, Ebay, Senate, China, US, Trends, Walgreens, House, Retail, Lobbying, Afp, Congressional, Tech Insider


Top Stories this PM: Biden rebukes Boris; half of unemployment benefits stolen; Zuck wants to WFH, too

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: When Biden met Boris. President Joe Biden began his eight-day trip to Europe by issuing an extraordinary rebuke to British PM Boris Johnson for "inflaming" tensions in Ireland and Europe over Brexit. Biden's visit also includes the G7 summit and a highly anticipated meeting with Russian President Vladimir Putin.$400 billion stolen. A fraud detection ...
Tags: Facebook, Mark Zuckerberg, Europe, News, Vladimir Putin, Newsletter, Trends, Joe Biden, Bureau of Labor Statistics, Ireland, Boris Johnson, Biden, WSJ, Trump, South Florida, Boris


As much as 50% of the stimulus unemployment money may have been stolen, Axios reports

In this photo illustration, hands are seen counting US 100 dollar bills. Valera Golovniov/SOPA Images/LightRocket via Getty Images The CEO of a fraud detection service told Axios that 50% of stimulus unemployment may have been stolen. This follows a report that found $39 billion in unemployment money was wasted, partly due to fraud. Stimulus checks were also stolen during the pandemic, prompting a need for better oversight. See more stories on Insider's business page. From direct stimu...
Tags: Mexico, Nigeria, US, America, Trends, Joe Biden, Gop, OIG, South Florida, Axios, Blake Hall, Ayelet Sheffey, Valera Golovniov SOPA Images LightRocket, LexisNexis Risk Solutions Government, Haywood Talcove, Talcove


Axios: Foreclosure Crisis Fears Appear to Be Waning

With moratoriums on foreclosures and evictions from both the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD) and the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) poised to come to an end in the next few weeks, some analysts have feared that the end of such moratoriums could bring about a wave of foreclosures as property owners and mortgage lenders look to make up lost ground from the pandemic. However, such fears may end up being overblown, according to reporting from Axios. “The h...
Tags: Finance, Bureau, CFPB, Centers for Disease Control and Prevention CDC, Consumer Financial Protection Bureau, Axios


‘The great reshuffling’: Zillow COO argues housing boom is no bubble

In a recent podcast appearance, Zillow Chief Operating Officer Jeremy Wacksman argues the housing market's fundamentals are strong.
Tags: Podcast, Housing Market, Radio, Zillow, Bubble, Markets & Economy, Select, Jeremy Wacksman, Axios, 2008 Housing Crash, Zillow COO


Activists are pressuring Walmart to add employee representatives to its board of directors

Walmart is being challenged by activists to create a place for the company's lower level employees to sit on its board of directors, Axios reported. Kena Betancur/VIEWpress/Getty Images Civil rights activist Rev. William Barber II is calling on Walmart to add employee representatives to its board. Barber will address Walmart shareholders tomorrow, advocating for workers most affected by COVID-19. In the US, at least 134 grocery store workers have died due to COVID-19 See more stories...
Tags: News, US, Trends, Walmart, Retail, Barber, Murray, William Barber II, KENA BETANCUR, Axios, Rev William Barber II, COVID-19, COVID, Aleeya Mayo, Cynthia Murray


White House transitioning to in-person work in July, in another sign of US progress fighting COVID-19

Andrea Izzotti/Shutterstock The White House is transitioning to in-person work next month, an official confirmed to Insider. Some employees will be permitted to continue working remotely based on their circumstances. Other federal agencies will come up with their own plans in terms of returning to the office. See more stories on Insider's business page. The White House is set to transition to in-person work in July, an official confirmed to Insider, marking yet another milestone in t...
Tags: Politics, News, White House, Office, US, Trends, Joe Biden, Donald Trump, Trump, Johns Hopkins University, White House Office, Axios, John Haltiwanger, Andrea Izzotti Shutterstock, Coronavirus, COVID-19


Big Video Game Leaks Like 'Far Cry 6' Are Nearly Impossible To Stop

Big games beget big leaks, especially this time of year when the gaming industry's porous promotional machinery is revving up for the E3 trade show. From a report: It happened again Thursday when eight minutes of Ubisoft's upcoming "Far Cry 6" leaked online, a day before it was supposed to appear. It was deleted in minutes, but thousands still saw it. Big video game leaks are nearly impossible to stop. Companies have tried many things to tighten the pipes, including blacklisting press outlets an...
Tags: Tech, Ubisoft, Alex Hutchinson, Axios, YouTuber Patryk Rojson Rojewski, Rojewski


Blinken warns Israel that evicting Palestinians from East Jerusalem could 'spark tension, conflict, and war'

Secretary of State Anthony Blinken speaks during a joint press conference with the Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu in Jerusalem, Tuesday, May 25, 2021. Menahem Kahana/Associated Press Blinken warned Israeli leaders that evicting Palestinians from East Jerusalem could spark war. He told Axios that the recent Israel-Hamas cease-fire "was not an end in itself." Blinken also said providing opportunities for people in Gaza is key to preventing future violence. See more stories on Insi...
Tags: Politics, News, Washington, Israel, US, International, Jerusalem, Trends, Gaza, Middle East, Palestine, Islam, Hamas, Benjamin Netanyahu, East Jerusalem, Biden


Exclusive: Evictions of Palestinians could spark further conflict, Blinken warns

Blinken called Axios on his way back from the Middle East.
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Netflix Is Reportedly Exploring Its Own Subscription Gaming Service

Netflix is seriously considering expanding into gaming, according to several reports from the past few days. Not only is the streaming giant rumored to be looking to hire a gaming executive to oversee the effort, but it’s also reportedly mulling building out its own version of an Apple Arcade-like gaming bundle.Read more...
Tags: Google, Hbo, Science, Software, Netflix, Hulu, Creed, Operating Systems, Angry Birds, Epic Games, E Commerce, Los Gatos California, Axios, Black Mirror Bandersnatch, Apple Arcade, Xbox 360 Software


Netflix Considering Move into Gaming With Apple Arcade-Style Bundle

Netflix is mulling an expansion into online gaming that could end up being similar to Apple's digital subscription offering, Apple Arcade, according to multiple reports. News of the plans began trickling out on Friday when The Information reported that Netflix had approached veteran game industry executives about joining the company. Netflix is looking to hire an executive to oversee an expansion into videogames, a sign it is stepping up its efforts to grow beyond traditional filmed entertai...
Tags: Apple, Netflix, Reuters, Witcher, Axios, Apple Arcade, Information Netflix


Jonathan Swan: Liz Cheney is a woman without a party

Republican Rep. Liz Cheney of Wyoming dodged a question about linking Donald Trump's election lies and GOP voting rights laws, telling Axios on HBO in an interview that voter fraud "certainly exists. I will never understand the resistance for example to voter ID, I think you ought to have to show ID to go vote."
Tags: Hbo, News, Gop, Wyoming, Stories, Donald Trump, Liz Cheney, Jonathan Swan, Axios


Billboards? Nah, just buy a media company instead

Startups used to be obsessed with billboards. It was the first thing I noticed when I moved to San Francisco: venture-backed companies including Eaze, Airbnb, and notoriously, Brex, would post large billboard advertisements all over the city to grab attention and eyeballs. When I dug into it more, I learned this type of old school, outdoor advertising was a response to the increasingly crowded online channels, such as Facebook and Instagram advertisements. Well, folks, years later, we have a new...
Tags: TC, Facebook, Ipo, San Francisco, Tech, Andreessen Horowitz, Alex, HubSpot, Bain Capital Ventures, Clubhouse, Expensify, Gojek, Hustle, Startup Battlefield, Mary Ann, Marcela


GOP Rep. Madison Cawthorn said he missed 15 House votes because he was fulfilling his 'service as a husband'

Rep. Madison Cawthorn. House Television via AP Rep. Madison Cawthorn said he missed votes to fulfill his "service as a husband" on his honeymoon. An analysis from Quorum showed Cawthorn has missed the most votes of any freshman lawmaker. Cawthorn told Real America's Voice News that all the votes he missed were on "Democrat garbage." See more stories on Insider's business page. GOP Rep. Madison Cawthorn said his "service as a husband" kept him from over a dozen congressional votes i...
Tags: Politics, Congress, America, Trends, Ap, Gop, House, Time Magazine, Nancy Pelosi, North Carolina, Donald Trump, Trump, Cristina, Mark Meadows, David Brody, Axios


The US has quietly told Israel it can't publicly support its aggression in Gaza for much longer, report says

A 2010 photo of then-Vice President Joe Biden with Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu. Baz Ratner/Getty Images The US told Israel it expected the offensive on Gaza to wind down soon, Axios reported. The top US diplomat reportedly told his Israeli counterpart the US's public support had its limits. Joe Biden recently urged de-escalation with Benjamin Netanyahu, who has vowed to keep fighting. See more stories on Insider's business page. The US has told Israel that it can'...
Tags: Politics, White House, Israel, US, Trends, Joe Biden, Bbc, Egypt, Gaza, News UK, UN Security Council, Hamas, Benjamin Netanyahu, Biden, State, Democratic Party


The US quietly told Israel it can't publicly support its aggression in Gaza for much longer, report says

A 2010 photo of then-Vice President Joe Biden with Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu. Baz Ratner/Getty Images The US told Israel it expects the offensive on Gaza to wind down soon, Axios reported. Sec. of State Blinken reportedly told his Israeli counterpart the US can't publicly back Israel much longer. The call came soon after Biden urged de-escalation with Netanyahu, who then vowed to keep fighting. See more stories on Insider's business page. The US has told Israel tha...
Tags: Politics, White House, Israel, US, Trends, Joe Biden, Bbc, Egypt, Gaza, News UK, UN Security Council, Hamas, Benjamin Netanyahu, Biden, State, Netanyahu


Biden will not impose sanctions on the head of Nord Stream 2, a prized Russian gas pipeline the US has been trying to kill for years

Pipes for the construction of the Nord Stream 2 seen on the island of Rügen on January 25, 2021. Stefan Sauer/picture alliance via Getty Images Russia is building a 764-mile undersea gas pipeline to Germany called Nord Stream 2. The US is opposed to the pipeline and Trump sanctioned ships involved in its construction. Biden is now waiving sanctions on the Nord Stream 2 AG company and its Putin-allied CEO, Axios said. See more stories on Insider's business page. The US will not impose s...
Tags: Europe, Politics, Putin, Vladimir Putin, Washington, Germany, Angela Merkel, Russia, US, Trends, Joe Biden, Ukraine, Cnn, News UK, Merkel, State Department