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Bill Gates warned Coachella about the threat of a pandemic to its business years ago

Coachella Music and Arts Festival 2019. Amy Harris/Invision/AP Bill Gates met with Coachella's co-founder years before the COVID-19 pandemic broke out, the LA Times reports. Gates warned of the threat a pandemic could have on the annual music and arts festival. Tollett told the paper "he was right." See more stories on Insider's business page. Bill Gates warned a pandemic could upend one of the US' most popular music festivals year before COVID-19 took over. Paul Tollett, the...
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To Fight Vaccine Misinformation, US Recruits an 'Influencer Army'

The New York Times tells the story of 17-year-old Ellie Zeiler, a TikTok creator with over 10 million followers, who received an email in June from Village Marketing, an influencer marketing agency. "It said it was reaching out on behalf of another party: the White House." Would Ms. Zeiler, a high school senior who usually posts short fashion and lifestyle videos, be willing, the agency wondered, to participate in a White House-backed campaign encouraging her audience to get vaccinated agains...
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A small Wyoming town is hoping Bill Gates' $1 billion nuclear power plant could save hundreds of jobs

Bill Gates' nuclear power company TerraPower is considering Glenrock, Wyoming as the site of its next-generation nuclear reactor. Hou Yu/China News Service/VCG via Getty Images Bill Gates is considering Glenrock, Wyoming, for his next-generation nuclear power plant. The plant could replace 200 jobs that are at risk as a local coal plant closes, the mayor said. Gates' company TerraPower is running the project with Warren Buffett-owned PacifiCorp. See more stories on Insider's ...
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Google, Apple and Microsoft report record-breaking profits

‘Perfect positive storm’ for big tech as pandemic fuels huge quarterly sales and stock market gainsGoogle, Apple and Microsoft reported record-breaking quarterly sales and profits on Tuesday night as the firms continue to benefit from a pandemic that has created a “perfect positive storm” for big tech.Apple made a $21.7bn (£15.6bn) profit for the three-month period that ended in June, its best fiscal third quarter in its 45-year history, boosted by strong sales of the iPhone 12 and growth in its...
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Google, Apple and Microsoft tipped to report record-breaking profits

‘Perfect positive storm’ for big tech as pandemic fuels huge quarterly sales and stock market gainsGoogle, Apple and Microsoft are expected to report record-breaking quarterly sales and profits on Tuesday night as the firms continue to benefit from a pandemic that has created a “perfect positive storm” for big tech.Alphabet, Google’s parent company, is expected to report second-quarter revenue of $56bn (£41bn). That would be a 46% increase on the same period a year earlier, and mean that the com...
Tags: Apple, Google, Amazon, Facebook, Mark Zuckerberg, Business, Elon Musk, Technology, Media, Microsoft, Social Networking, Cloud Computing, Advertising, World news, E-commerce, US news


10 Things in Politics: Fauci predicts booster shot for some

Hope you had a nice weekend! Welcome back to 10 Things in Politics. Sign up here to receive this newsletter. Send tips to [email protected] or tweet me at @BrentGriffiths.Here's what we're talking about:Inside the turmoil at the Bill & Melinda Gates FoundationFauci says Delta variant is running through '2 kinds of America'The climate crisis is upending real estate tooWhat we're watching today: President Joe Biden welcomes Iraqi Prime Minister Mustafa Al-Kadhimi to the Wh...
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Startup Claims Breakthrough in Long-Duration Batteries (slashdot)

A four-year-old startup says it has built an inexpensive battery that can discharge power for days using one of the most common elements on Earth: iron. From a report: Form Energy's batteries are far too heavy for electric cars. But it says they will be capable of solving one of the most elusive problems facing renewable energy: cheaply storing large amounts of electricity to power grids when the sun isn't shining and wind isn't blowing. The work of the Somerville, Mass., company has long been s...
Tags: Amazon, News, Microsoft, Tesla, Bill Gates, Wall Street Journal, Form, Jim, ArcelorMittal, Powerwall, Jaramillo, Msmash, Breakthrough Energy Ventures, Mateo Jaramillo, Jeff Bezos Form


Leisure travel has made a startling comeback, but business travel's recovery could still be years away

A TSA officer wears a mask at Logan International Airport in Boston in March 2020. Brian Snyder/Reuters Leisure travel is making a strong comeback, but corporate travel is still lagging behind. Combination business and leisure travel is "cushioning the blow," but won't save business travel hotels. Patrick Scholes, an analyst at Truist Securities, believes business travel won't fully recover until 2023. See more stories on Insider's business page. It seems like everyone in the U...
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Startup Claims Breakthrough in Long-Duration Batteries

A four-year-old startup says it has built an inexpensive battery that can discharge power for days using one of the most common elements on Earth: iron. From a report: Form Energy's batteries are far too heavy for electric cars. But it says they will be capable of solving one of the most elusive problems facing renewable energy: cheaply storing large amounts of electricity to power grids when the sun isn't shining and wind isn't blowing. The work of the Somerville, Mass., company has long been s...
Tags: Amazon, Microsoft, Tech, Tesla, Bill Gates, Wall Street Journal, Form, Jim, ArcelorMittal, Powerwall, Jaramillo, Breakthrough Energy Ventures, Mateo Jaramillo, Jeff Bezos Form


The 24 most popular books of 2021 so far, according to Goodreads members

When you buy through our links, Insider may earn an affiliate commission. Learn more. Goodreads members added books like "The Four Winds," "Crying in H Mart," and "The Push" to their "Want to Read" lists. Amazon; Rachel Mendelson/Insider Goodreads is a platform where users rate and review books. Every July, Goodreads releases a list of the most popular books of the year so far. This list includes the 24 most popular fiction and nonfiction books of the first half of 2021. Goodreads is the...
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Crowd-safety firm backed by Bill Gates and Peyton Manning makes Wall Street debut

A security company that uses artificial intelligence and advanced sensors technology to screen for threats at theme parks, sports stadiums and other large venues, is going public.
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This collection can turn you into the boss leader you’ve always thought you could be

TLDR: The Ultimate Business Leadership Bundle features 10 courses to help round out anyone’s management abilities, from hardcore production and manufacturing to people skills. From Elon Musk to Jeff Bezos, from Bill Gates to Richard Branson, from your first boss to your current boss, no two leaders are exactly alike.  Some leaders are born, some are made, and some are leaders in name only. Some are experts of logistics and strategic planning, others are masters of the soft skills that would make...
Tags: Startups, Elon Musk, Bill Gates, Richard Branson, Offers, Jeff Bezos


How concentrated solar power could fuel the future

What if we could not only harness the power of the sun, but actually use it to run the entire planet? Concentrated solar power (CSP) has the potential to do just that — using arrays of revolving mirrors called heliostats, light is reflected into a massive receiver. Thanks to recent advancements in technology, the cost to replicate these Sunlight Refineries™ is dropping. Soon solar energy will be cleaner and cheaper than using fossil fuels, which could mean adoption on a global scale.Heliogen, a ...
Tags: Energy, Bill Gates, Innovation, Sun, Solar Energy, Bill Gross, Alternative Energy, CSP


Clippy the paperclip could soon return to Microsoft Office as an emoji after Twitter and Instagram users voiced their approval

Former Microsoft CEO Bill Gates and former Amazon CEO Jeff Bezos at Clippy's retirement party in 2001. STAN HONDA/AFP via Getty Images Microsoft's Clippy, the cartoon paperclip helper, might come back as an emoji, the company said. More than 320,000 users across Twitter and Instagram have said they want to bring Clippy back. Clippy was added to Microsoft Office in 1997 as a virtual assistant. See more stories on Insider's business page. Clippy the paperclip could soon return...
Tags: Google, Amazon, Twitter, News, Instagram, Microsoft, Office, Trends, Bill Gates, Microsoft Office, Emoji, Jeff Bezos, Clippy, Verge Microsoft, Tech Insider, Register


10 things in tech: Tesla homes - Biden v Big Tech - New tech hubs

Facebook founder Mark Zuckerberg. The tech giant fired dozens of employees over abuses of user data. Photo by Drew Angerer/Getty Images Good morning and welcome to 10 Things in Tech. If this was forwarded to you, sign up here.Let's get started.1. Facebook fired dozens of employees for abusing access to user data. Between 2014 and 2015, the company fired 52 workers who exploited the data for personal means - including an engineer who used it to find a woman who left him after a fight....
Tags: Facebook, Mark Zuckerberg, Elon Musk, Softbank, Newsletter, Trends, Tech, Tesla, Austin, Virgin Galactic, Bill Gates, Brookfield, Bird, Fidelity, Jeff Bezos, Biden


Bill Gates admits 'messing up' in his marriage to Melinda during an emotional Q&A at Sun Valley's billionaire summer camp, report says

Microsoft founder Bill Gates. LUDOVIC MARIN/AFP via Getty Images Bill Gates reportedly spoke about his divorce from Melinda French Gates at the Sun Valley conference. "He basically referred to the fact that [the divorce] was his fault," one attendee told the NY Post. "He did seem a bit emotional about it," they said. A second person said it was "very moving." See more stories on Insider's business page. Bill Gates spoke about his divorce from Melinda French Gates at Allen & Co.'s b...
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Firms should always focus on bad news, according to a book Bill Gates says all leaders must read this summer

"I wanted to understand what really went wrong and what lessons this story holds." Paul Richards/AFP via Getty Images Bill Gates has recommended reading "Lights Out: Pride, Delusion, and the Fall of General Electric." Gates said it was hard to read criticism of fellow leaders but that he got a lot out of the book. One key takeaway of the book for Gates was not to focus exclusively on good news. See more stories on Insider's business page. In his annual summer reads recommendation this ...
Tags: UK, Ge, Microsoft, International, Careers, Trends, Strategy, Bill Gates, General Electric, Wall Street Journal, Gates, Nordic, Afp, Don, Paul Richards, BI International


How the Best in the World Reverse Engineer Success

REVERSE ENGINEERING is systematically taking things apart to discover how and why they work. It is routinely done in tech—Steve Jobs and Bill Gates copied and improved on Xerox Palo Alto Research Center’s Alto computer to bring us the Macintosh and windows—but it is also done in with the best speeches, art, movies, music, and literature to discover what makes them so successful. Just as both “Jobs and Gates reaped enormous benefit from studying the works of their contemporaries, extracting cruc...
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10 things in tech: Musk visits Branson - AI tiny homes - Amazon Prime Air issues

Christophe Gateau/picture alliance via Getty Images, Drew Angerer/Getty Images Good morning and welcome to 10 Things in Tech. If this was forwarded to you, sign up here.Let's get started.1. Elon Musk went to Richard Branson's house at 3 a.m. to wish him luck before his flight. Branson tweeted a photo of Musk visiting him on the morning of his historic flight to the edge of space. Jeff Bezos, who is heading to space on July 20, wished Branson well in an Instagram post. Miss Branson&...
Tags: Google, Amazon, Facebook, Elon Musk, UK, Microsoft, Singapore, Digital, US, Newsletter, Trends, Tech, Tom Hanks, Porsche, Virgin Galactic, Bill Gates


The Chris Voss Show Podcast – The Key Man: The True Story of How the Global Elite Was Duped by a Capitalist Fairy Tale by Simon Clark, Will Louch

The Key Man: The True Story of How the Global Elite Was Duped by a Capitalist Fairy Tale by Simon Clark, Will Louch In this compelling story of lies, greed and tarnished idealism, two Wall Street Journal reporters investigate a man who Bill Gates, Western governments, and other investors entrusted with billions of dollars to make profits and end poverty, but who now stands accused of masterminding one of the biggest, most brazen financial frauds ever. Arif Naqvi was charismatic, inspi...
Tags: Podcast, Obama, America, Seo, Pope Francis, Bill Gates, Middle East, Dubai, Un, Tom Cruise, Wall Street Journal, Interpol, Clark, Naqvi, Abraaj, Chris Voss


Gates Foundation staff are 'freaking out' about the nonprofit's future as Bill and Melinda divorce, an insider reportedly said

Bill and Melinda Gates head up the Gates Foundation. LUDOVIC MARIN/AFP via Getty Images Gates Foundation staff are "freaking out" about its future, a former exec told the Financial Times. Staff worry that "the credibility and standing of the foundation is in jeopardy," they said. Bill Gates and Melinda French Gates will continue as co-chairs for at least two years. See more stories on Insider's business page. A former top executive at the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation has said that s...
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Global philanthropists pledge £94m to cover UK foreign aid cuts

Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation among organisations picking up some of bill for health projectsA group of global philanthropists, including Bill Gates, have pledged £93.5m to help cover the shortfall left by the UK government’s cuts to foreign aid.After the government cut funding by about a third in the autumn spending review, many “critical” projects have stalled or been put at risk. Continue reading...
Tags: Politics, UK, Society, UK News, Bill Gates, Aid, Global development, Bill, Melinda Gates Foundation, Melinda French Gates


Bill Gates and others to partially cover UK aid cuts

The group says the funding will help save "critical projects" and ensure progress is not "wasted".
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Bill Gates and Jeff Bezos photographed at the Sun Valley 'billionaire summer camp'

Bill Gates (front) at the Sun Valley Conference, 2021 with President and CEO of Chubb Limited Evan Greenberg. Kevin Dietsch/Getty Images Bill Gates was photographed at the Sun Valley conference on Thursday. Gates has faced numerous unflattering media reports since news of his divorce broke in May. Jeff Bezos was also spotted at the Sun Valley conference with his girlfriend Lauren Sanchez. See more stories on Insider's business page. Microsoft founder Bill Gates and Amazon founder Jeff ...
Tags: Amazon, News, Microsoft, Trends, Bill Gates, Silicon Valley, Jeff Bezos, Gates, Fox Business News, Bezos, Sun Valley, Sun Valley Idaho, Federal Aviation Authority, Charles Gasparino, Allen Co, Tech Insider


Sun Valley Scene: Mark Zuckerberg and Bill Gates Take a Walk, Disney’s Bobs Make the Rounds

SUN VALLEY, Idaho – Only at the Allen & Co. conference are you likely to stumble on the sight of Bill Gates and Mark Zuckerberg – No. 4 and No. 5 on the Forbes list of the world’s wealthiest people — taking a leisurely stroll on a street as aptly named as Dollar Road. The […]
Tags: Mark Zuckerberg, News, Disney, Bill Gates, Jeff Bezos, Forbes, Sun Valley, Sun Valley Idaho, Bob Iger, Allen Co


Mark Zuckerberg slides in to Sun Valley in shorts and $35 flip flops a day after Trump sued him

Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg looked relaxed in flip flops while walking with his No. 2, Sheryl Sandberg, while Bill Gates also appeared...
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Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation sets 2-year, post-divorce power share trial

By HALELUYA HADERO | Associated Press NEW YORK — Bill Gates and Melinda French Gates will continue to work together as co-chairs of their foundation even after their planned divorce. However, if after two years Gates and French Gates decide they cannot continue in their roles, French Gates will resign her positions as co-chair and trustee, The Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation announced Wednesday. If French Gates resigns, Gates would essentially buy her out of the foundation, one of the world’s ...
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'Rich Dad Poor Dad' author Robert Kiyosaki warned a historic market crash is coming, trumpeted bitcoin, and channeled Warren Buffett in a recent interview. Here are the 10 best quotes.

Robert Kiyosaki. Matt Carasella/Patrick McMullan/Getty Images Robert Kiyosaki expects financial markets to suffer their most devastating crash ever. The "Rich Dad Poor Dad" author said he bought bitcoin at $9,000 and wanted it to get cheaper again. Kiyosaki dislikes stocks, and encourages young people to become entrepreneurs instead of employees. See more stories on Insider's business page. Robert Kiyosaki said financial markets were careening toward their worst crash ever, celebrated ...
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Gates Foundation Sets 2-Year, Post-Divorce Power Share Trial

Bill Gates and Melinda French Gates will continue to work together as co-chairs of their foundation even after their planned divorce.
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Bill Gates could oust Melinda French Gates from their foundation in 2023

Bill Gates and Melinda French Gates are giving themselves a two-year trial period to see if they can co-parent the massive charitable foundation that they have treated as another one of their children.
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