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How a 21-year-old CEO landed $3.5 million for software that he originally built to help his mom's struggling dog grooming business keep repeat customers

Profitboss CEO Adam, left, with restaurant partner Jordan Klempner , right, at The Original Pizza Cookery. Profitboss Profitboss is a startup that offers a free online ordering system and customized advertisements to restaurants. The company recently wrapped up a $3.5 million seed round led by Redpoint Ventures and joined by Kimbal Musk, Figma CEO Dylan Field, AngelList cofounder Naval Ravikant, The Chainsmokers, Tinder cofounder Sean Rad, and others. CEO Adam Guild, 21, first built the co...
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Facebook is trying to prevent NYU from examining its political ad-targeting. Researchers say they have no intention of stopping their work.

Facebook is trying to block the NYU Ad Observatory's research. Facebook/The Asahi Shimbun via Getty The NYU Ad Observatory is researching Facebook's political advertising targeting practices using a browser plug-in. Laura Edelson, a lead researcher for the project, told Business Insider that Ad Observatory is finding ads Facebook's internal archival system is missing, highlighting the importance of the work. Facebook is trying to get the voluntary research project shutdown, claiming it...
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Physicists made a superconductor that works at room temperature. It could one day give rise to high-speed floating trains.

When squeezed between two diamonds, a material made of carbon, sulfur, and hydrogen can become a superconductor. J. Adam Fenster/University of Rochester Superconductors are materials that effortlessly conduct electricity. Until now, they've only worked at temperatures of minus 100 degrees Fahrenheit.  But researchers recently found a superconductor that works at ambient temperatures when under immense pressure. They're now trying to make it work without that pressure. Widespread supercondu...
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A US Navy training aircraft crashed into an Alabama neighborhood, killing both crew members on board

Photo of a T-6B Texan II aircraft from the "Rangers" of Training Squadron (VT) 28 at Naval Air Station Corpus Christi, Texas on October 3, 2019. Anne Owens/US Navy A T-6B Texas II aircraft, which was being used for training purposes, crashed in a residential neighborhood in Foley, Alabama, on Friday afternoon. Both crew members on board died, and no civilian casualties have been reported, the US Navy said. The Navy is not yet releasing the crew members' names. The plane had flown from Nava...
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McDonald's fires back against Black ex-franchisees' $1 billion racial-discrimination suit, calling claims 'illogical' and 'self-serving speculation'

McDonald's is under fire. Hollis Johnson/Business Insider On Friday, McDonald's filed a motion to dismiss a $1 billion racial-discrimination case filed by Black former franchisees.  McDonald's legal counsel, former US  attorney general Loretta Lynch, said in a statement that "there are legal deficiencies in the complaint that merit dismissal at this early stage."  Black former franchisees sued McDonald's in late August, alleging they were forced to close or sell more than 200 locations...
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Companies across the country are requiring workers to return to offices during the pandemic. How well is your employer handling it?

L'Oreal has opened its US offices at 50% capacity. Glassdoor As offices reopen across the US, Business Insider wants to hear from employees about how it is going. Fill out this form to share your experience of returning to the office and a reporter from Business Insider will reach out to hear more before anything is published. Visit Business Insider's homepage for more stories. The future of the American office space is in flux. While some companies are opting to keep employees working...
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'Anything less than a vote for Biden is a vote against democracy': Expensify's CEO tells us why the company emailed 10 million customers urging them to vote for Biden

U.S. President Donald Trump and Democratic presidential nominee Joe Biden participate in the first 2020 presidential campaign debate held on the campus of the Cleveland Clinic at Case Western Reserve University in Cleveland, Ohio, U.S., September 29, 2020. Olivier Douliery/Pool via Reuters Expensify CEO David Barrett just emailed 10 million of the company's customers urging them to vote for Joe Biden for president. "Anything less than a vote for Biden is a vote against democracy," he wrote...
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A Colorado trailer park owner says he'll raise his tenants' rent if Biden wins the election, or freeze it if Trump wins

Tasos Katopodis/Getty Images, Drew Angerer/Getty Images A Colorado landlord who manages a trailer park sent a letter to tenants saying rents would likely double if Democratic presidential nominee Joe Biden wins the election, KUSA-TV reported.  Tenants are calling it a form of voter suppression. A complaint was filed with Colorado's secretary of state's office.   Visit Business Insider's homepage for more stories. A landlord who manages a trailer park in Colorado is accused of sending a le...
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What is Trump's healthcare plan? It looks a lot like Obamacare.

Demonstrators hold signs outside the US Capitol on June 26, 2018 in Washington, DC. Photo by Aaron P. Bernstein/Getty Images For years, Republicans have lambasted Obamacare, and promised that a full replacement for the Affordable Care Act is in the works. But more than 10 years after the ACA was signed into law, no major GOP replacement plan has surfaced. Trump's administration has instituted incremental changes to the landmark healthcare law, and zeroed out the universal coverage mandate....
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The history of the Airbus A220, the controversial plane Boeing tried to keep out of the US

The first CSeries aircraft in its new Airbus colors. Regis Duvignau/Reuters The Bombardier CSeries was meant to be a game-changing aircraft. Produced by the Canadian aircraft manufacturer, it was its first foray in the 100-to-150-seat market. Though initially successful with sales to major airlines, the program was turned upside following a trade dispute with Boeing. The aircraft program was taken over by Airbus as a result, with the aircraft renamed the Airbus A220.  Bombardier has pulled...
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Master your Money Live Digital Bootcamp: Personal finance professionals share advice on how to take control of your money

Skye Gould/Business Insider In an upcoming Live Digital Bootcamp, two personal finance professionals will discuss steps and share ideas for taking control of your money once and for all. The conversation is part of the Master your Money series, delivering money advice, ideas, and inspiration to millennials. During BI's Master your Money Live Digital Bootcamp, the experts will talk about optimizing your money systems, reducing stress around money, tips for building good habit...
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Moderna just finished recruiting 30,000 people for its coronavirus vaccine trial. One graph reveals how the biotech slowed down its research to recruit more minorities.

A volunteer receives an injection from a medical worker during the country's first human clinical trial for a potential vaccine against the novel coronavirus, at Baragwanath Hospital in Soweto, South Africa, June 24, 2020. REUTERS/Siphiwe Sibeko The coronavirus vaccine frontrunner Moderna has finished enrolling volunteers for its final clinical trial, the biotech said Thursday.  The 30,000-person study is expected to produce data showing whether or not the vaccine prevents symptomatic ...
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A company that lets anyone rent an RV just raised over $100 million as RV and road travel continues to skyrocket in popularity

Stanislaw Pytel/Reuters RVshare has raised over $100 million from KKR and previous investor Tritium Partners as the RV rental platform sees continuous bookings growth into the fall. RV rental companies and makers have stayed resilient throughout the coronavirus pandemic. According to RVshare's news release, this investment will allow the peer-to-peer rental platform to tap into KRR's "network" and "resources," and grow the company as the industry continues to boom. Visit Business Insider'...
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Influencer merch has surged during the pandemic. Here are the top companies helping YouTube, Instagram, and TikTok creators make and sell it.

TikTok creator Tatayanna Mitchell. Fanjoy Hi, this is Amanda Perelli. Welcome back to Insider Influencers, our weekly rundown on the influencer and creator economy. Sign up for the newsletter here.Selling merchandise is a major business for top creators like David Dobrik, who said his custom merch with Fanjoy makes up the majority of his income.And as ad deals have faltered during the pandemic, direct sales have become increasingly important for influencers looking to diversify their income...
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Trump's coronavirus response caused his voters to reconsider their support for him, a new poll has found

A supporter of U.S. President Donald Trump waits in line to attend his campaign event at Erie International Airport in Erie, Pennsylvania, U.S. October 20, 2020 REUTERS/Brendan McDermid Donald Trump's handling of the coronavirus pandemic prompted significant numbers of swing voters in battleground states to reconsider their support for him, polling seen by Business Insider has found. More than half of former Trump voters who no longer plan to back the president said that Trump's handling o...
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Netflix staffers who helped design a new curriculum for emerging Black talent share their advice for getting a start in the tech industry

Netflix employees and devColor members at an event held at its Los Gatos office in January. Netflix Netflix says a demonstrated ability to learn and apply new skills quickly can be the key for Black talent who want to get their start in the tech industry. A fast pace of learning is a core element of a new bootcamp that Netflix announced on Thursday, with the HBCU Norfolk State University and an organization called 2U. The online program, which Netflix helped design, is a 16-week crash cour...
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5 enterprise tech execs discuss remote work, new cybersecurity threats, and why Asia was first to multi-cloud

Kimberly White/Getty; Red Points; Sam Barnes/Getty; Appier; Quantexa; Skye Gould/Business Insider Business Insider selected the top 10 people transforming enterprise tech in the North America, Europe, and Asia Pacific regions. Okta chief product officer Diya Jolly, Cloudflare COO Michelle Zatlyn, Appier COO Winnie Lee, Quantexa CEO Vishal Marria, and Red Points CEO Laura Urquizu gathered together for a virtual roundtable. The execs discussed trends in remote work, cybersecur...
Tags: Asia, Europe, Enterprise, Okta, US, Trends, Taiwan, Asia Pacific, Innovation, North America, Vishal, Cloudflare, Enterprise Software, Michelle Zatlyn, Business Insider, Forrester


Trump's former voters have abandoned him in swing states because of his coronavirus response, a new poll has found

A supporter of U.S. President Donald Trump waits in line to attend his campaign event at Erie International Airport in Erie, Pennsylvania, U.S. October 20, 2020 REUTERS/Brendan McDermid Donald Trump's handling of the coronavirus pandemic has prompted significant numbers of swing voters in battleground states to reconsider their support for him, polling seen by Business Insider has found. More than half of former Trump voters who no longer plan to back the president said that Trump's handli...
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SpaceX is on a stunning streak with Starlink, Elon Musk's plan to bathe Earth in high-speed internet. But the scheme isn't without big snags.

SpaceX founder Elon Musk has called Starlink user terminals, which are designed to connect to the internet via a fleet of orbiting satellites, "UFOs on a stick." Ashish Sharma/SpaceX SpaceX has rocketed 835 Starlink satellites into orbit to build a high-speed internet service. Elon Musk, the company's founder, says Starlink will soon open for a public beta, followed by paid US service shortly thereafter. Early results are promising, with high speeds and low latencies. SpaceX even gave Star...
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A 28-year-old volunteer in AstraZeneca's coronavirus vaccine trial has died, but a report says he was in the control group and given a placebo

Vial 1 of Box 1 of the vaccine candidate to be used in Phase 1 clinical trials pictured in Oxford, England, on April 2, 2020. Sean Elias/Handout via Reuters A volunteer in AstraZeneca's vaccine trial in Brazil has died. The man, 28, died from complications of COVID-19, Brazil's O Globo newspaper and CNN Brasil reported. He is the first person to die during any company's COVID-19 vaccine trial. According to O Globo, he was in the control group and had been given a placebo instead of the tri...
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10 things in tech you need to know today

Still from "Chrissy's Court" on Quibi. Quibi 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.TikTok widened its view of hateful ideologies. The app updated its guidelines to explicitly call out white nationalism, white genocide theory, and male supremacy as hate speech.Quibi is dead. The mobile s...
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The UK food and drink industry warns Boris Johnson companies will have to pull out of Northern Ireland due to Brexit

DANIEL LEAL-OLIVAS/AFP via Getty Images EXCLUSIVE: The leaders of 39 food and drink associations have warned Boris Johnson that companies are planning to pull out of Northern Ireland. The added cost of post-Brexit trade across the Irish Sea "means it will no longer be practical" for British businesses to continue serving Northern Irish customers, the letter seen by Business Insider states. The letter, addressed to senior UK ministers Michael Gove and George Eustice, urged them to minim...
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Tesla owner says a 'safety issue' on his Model Y roof was discovered after the company scheduled an inspection days after a California family reported their roof blew off on the highway

Tesla Model Y. Tesla Earlier this month, a California family said they were driving their brand-new Tesla Model Y home when the roof blew clear off the car and fell onto the road behind them. "I looked up and the roof was gone," Walter Chien, a cardiologist from Stockton, CA, told Business Insider. Tesla has yet to comment publicly about the report.  Now, another Model Y owner says that Tesla contacted him the day after BI's report, asking him to bring in his car to "validate proper adhesi...
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The White House is considering cutting critical funding for COVID-19 aid, screenings for infants, and addiction treatment in Democrat-run cities

Saul Loeb/Getty Images The White House is exploring slashing critical funding for nearly 200 healthcare programs that help the sickest Americans in Democrat-run cities.  Trump has accused local Democratic leaders of fostering "anarchy" and "lawlessness" amid nationwide protests against police violence and racism. The Department of Health and Human Services identified 185 grant programs, including the Trump administration's efforts to stop the spread of HIV by 2030 as well as plans to comb...
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The next Apple or Amazon will be a company built on blockchain — and it'll be based in Asia, not the US, a cryptocurrency chief says

Ben Weiss, COO of cash-to-crypto firm CoinFlip. CoinFlip A cryptocurrency chief predicted that the next biggest company in the world will be one built on blockchain — and it will be based in Asia, not the US.Crypto regulations are a lot clearer in Asia, whereas uncertainty in the United States does not help consumer confidence and discredits the overall industry, Ben Weiss, chief operating officer at CoinFlip, said."I haven't heard any specific plans from Biden, or anyone, on Bitcoin regula...
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The Trump campaign is burning through its finances and isn't raising enough money to make up for it

President Donald Trump at Phoenix Sky Harbor International Airport in Arizona on October 19, 2020. Mandel Ngan/AFP via Getty Images President Donald Trump's campaign started October with $63.1 million in its war chest, new filings with the Federal Election Commission show. That's nearly three times less than the $177.3 million Democratic presidential nominee Joe Biden had left in campaign funds at the same time, according to the filings. The Trump campaign has also had issues with fundrais...
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TikTok explicitly calls out white nationalism, white genocide theory, and male supremacy as hate speech

Members of the Proud Boys, a far right organization dedicated to fighting with leftists, hold a rally on September 26, 2020 in Delta Park, on the northern edge of Portland, Oregon. Andrew Lichtenstein/Corbis via Getty Images TikTok is being more explicit about what qualifies as hate speech on its platform. The company said it will ban hate symbols and coded hate language, and called out white supremacy, white genocide theory, and male supremacy as hate speech. TikTok's guidelines already b...
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EXCLUSIVE: Michigan Gov. Gretchen Whitmer is 'hanging in there' as Trump encourages supporters to 'lock her up' after the FBI thwarted a right-wing plot to kidnap and execute her

Michigan Governor Gretchen Whitmer addresses the media about the flooding along the Tittabawassee River, after several dams breached, in downtown Midland Reuters/Rebecca Cook Michigan Gov. Gretchen Whitmer told Business Insider she's "hanging in there" after the FBI foiled a right-wing plot to kidnap and assassinate her. "That's my phrase for 2020," she said, adding that she was "appalled" when President Donald Trump encouraged his supporters to "lock her up" just 10 days after the men who...
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Reformation internal investigation finds workplace culture and ex-CEO Yael Aflalo 'not racist' — despite rampant allegations of discrimination from current and former employees

  Reformation founder Yael Aflalo in 2017. Matt Winkelmeyer/Getty Images An internal investigation at Reformation published last week found the "workplace culture is not 'racist,'" and asserted it "did not find any evidence that [former CEO and founder Yael Aflalo's] conduct toward any Reformation employee was racially motivated." The report — conducted by the law firm Morgan, Lewis, and Bockius LLP and involving interviews with 47 employees — comes five months after a series of allegati...
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The Chinese electric vehicle industry is on a rebound after an almost year-long slump, but startups BYD and NIO are taking initiative to shield against market volatility

NIO EP9 electric car is displayed at its store in Beijing REUTERS Chinese passenger EV sector is on a rebound after a prolonged period of low sales volume but volatility remains. With over 400 registered EV manufacturers In the country, some level of sector consolidation is expected. Leading EV companies such as BYD and NIO are innovating in customer service and charging infrastructure. The future of EVs in China will be closely linked to the development of autonomous d...
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