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Discord is close to closing a round that would value the company at up to $7B

Discord, the communications service that’s become the 21st century’s answer to MUD rooms, is close to closing a new round of financing that would value the company at up to $7 billion, according to sources with knowledge of the round. The new funding comes just months after a $100 million investment that gave the company a $3.5 billion valuation. Discord’s doubling in corporate value comes as the persistent, inept, American response to the COVID-19 pandemic continues to accelerate the adoptio...
Tags: Startups, TC, Facebook, Tech, Index Ventures, Forbes, Danny Rimer, Jason Citron, Andrew Anglin, John Koetsier, Discord, Data Society Research Institute, Stanislav Vishnevskiy, Rimer, Joan Donovan, Greylock Index Ventures Spark Capital Tencent


How tech giants have been getting away with Age Discrimination

Corporate diversity initiatives have focused primarily on skin color, ethnicity, and gender thus far, but age should also be imperative.  Aside from it being an overlooked and unmonitored protected category, workforce demographics project a talent shortage for all diversity groups under 40. In the coming months, IBM could face hundreds of lawsuits (and/or a class action suit) over age discrimination. The EEOC has concluded (and made “final”) that the company took steps to significantly reduce p...
Tags: Google, UK, Congress, Boston, Bureau of Labor Statistics, Ibm, Workplace Diversity, Millenials, Forbes, Austin Texas, EEOC, Krishna, International Business Machines Corporation, U S Equal Employment Opportunity Commission, US Department of Labor, The Weather Company


WhiteHatJr files 20 Cr defamation case against Pradeep Poonia

Karan Bajaj, #WhiteHatJr today, Saturday, filed a 20 CRORE rupees defamation case against me. And I have to be present in Delhi High Court on Monday.https://t.co/Dfj5K8fVoj — Pradeep Poonia (@whiteHatSnr) November 21, 2020 Pradeep has been publishing videos/content questioning WhiteHatJr’s sales practice (you can read this Forbes piece for more context). The post WhiteHatJr files 20 Cr defamation case against Pradeep Poonia appeared first on NextBigWhat.
Tags: Business, News, Forbes, Delhi High Court, Pradeep, Pradeep Poonia, Karan Bajaj WhiteHatJr


Vice President for Development, Grand Rapids Symphony

Now in its 91th season, the Grand Rapids Symphony invites applications and nominations for the position of Vice President for Development, available in the first quarter of 2021. The Organizationhttps://www.grsymphony.org Now in its 91th season, the Grand Rapids Symphony (GRS) is a highly acclaimed orchestra that presents more than 400 performances annually, reaching a diverse audience of more than 200,000 concertgoers from 14 West Michigan counties. Nearly half of those who attend are st...
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Bass Pro Shops and Cabela’s Outdoor Fund NASP Grant

Bass Pro Shops and Cabela's Outdoor are funding NASP grants and hosting safety courses like this one. IMG Bass Pro Shops U.S.A. -(AmmoLand.com)- SPRINGFIELD, Mo. – The Bass Pro Shops and Cabela’s Outdoor Fund is proud to award a $100,000 grant to National Archery in the School Program (NASP). The program currently supports more than 1 million students across North America, and the grant aims to continue to expand that reach by providing gear for new chapters, covering the cost of archery equip...
Tags: Guns, America, North America, Bass Pro Shops, Forbes, Floyd, Cabela, Springfield Missouri, Bass Pro, Johnny Morris, NASP, Shooting Industry News, National Archery, Bob Ziehmer, Johnny Morris Bass Pro Shops, John Paul Morris


Rocket Lab Becomes Second Company After SpaceX To Launch and Land Orbital Rocket

Thelasko shares a report from Forbes: In a major milestone, the New Zealand-based launch company Rocket Lab has successfully recovered an orbital-class rocket after parachuting it back to Earth from near-space -- only the second company in history ever to do so. Yesterday, Thursday, November 20 at 9.20 P.M. Eastern Time, the company's two-stage Electron rocket lifted off from the company's launch site on the Mahia Peninsula on New Zealand's North Island. Named 'Return to Sender', the mission l...
Tags: California, Tech, Earth, New Zealand, Forbes, Mahia Peninsula, Rocket Lab, Swarm Technologies, Land Orbital Rocket, First the company


IBM Apologizes For Firing Computer Pioneer For Being Transgender... 52 Years Later

On August 29, 1968, IBM's CEO fired computer scientist and transgender pioneer Lynn Conway to avoid the public embarrassment of employing a transwoman. Nearly 52 years later, in an act that defines its present-day culture, IBM is apologizing and seeking forgiveness. Jeremy Alicandri writes via Forbes reports: On January 2, 1938, Lynn Conway's life began in Mount Vernon, NY. With a reported IQ of 155, Conway was an exceptional and inquisitive child who loved math and science during her teens. She...
Tags: Tech, Mit, Ibm, Forbes, Conway, Lynn, IBM Research, Mount Vernon NY, Lynn Conway, Dario Gil Director, Jeremy Alicandri, Columbia University s Engineering School, Arvind Krishna IBM


President-elect Joe Biden just turned 78. Here's how he went from 'Middle-Class Joe' to millionaire.

The president-elect, former Vice President Joe Biden. Associated Press/Sarah Blake Morgan President-elect Joe Biden turns 78 years old on Friday, November 20. He and his wife, Jill, have a net worth of $9 million. The couple built the majority of that wealth recently. The Bidens earned a $16.7 million income between 2017 and 2019 from book royalties and paid speaking engagements, according to financial disclosures reported on by Forbes. Visit Business Insider's homepage for more stories. ...
Tags: Obama, Washington Post, Senate, White House, New York City, US, Barack Obama, Trends, Joe Biden, Pennsylvania, United States, New York Times, Iowa, New Jersey, Warren, US Senate


How To Sell Your Business For Maximum Profit And Why It’s Best To Sell When Business Is Thriving

by Michelle Seiler Tucker, author of “EXIT RICH: The 6 P Method to Sell Your Business for Huge Profit“ Successfully starting and growing a business can be a tough challenge for even the most adept entrepreneurs. Exiting a business for maximum profit, however, can prove even more difficult. Approximately 46% to 80% of middle-market sell-side transactions fail to close and, according to Forbes, 8 out of 10 businesses do not sell at all. While Seiler Tucker has one of the best closing rates in the...
Tags: Startups, Coca Cola, Forbes, Michelle, Citizens Bank, EBITDA, Selling A Business, Thinking Aloud, Michelle Tucker, Michelle Seiler Tucker, Seiler Tucker, Seiler Tucker Incorporated She


How Fair Harbor, one of fashion's fastest-growing sustainable brands, hit record sales during the pandemic

(L) Jake and his sister (R) Caroline. Fair Harbor Jake Danehy, 26, and his sister Caroline, 23, are the founders of Fair Harbor, a sustainable brand that turns recycled water bottles into clothing.  Last year, the duo was honored for their work in fashion and sustainability with a spot on the coveted Forbes 30 Under 30 list. Jake and Caroline previously spoke to Business Insider about how they spent the past five years scaling their business to become a popular — and profitable — sustainab...
Tags: Fashion, Small Business, China, Southeast Asia, New York City, US, Entrepreneur, Trends, Strategy, Sustainability, Retail, Business Insider, Forbes, Millennial, Soho, Jake


Apple Silicon Mac Reviews: M1 Chip Delivers Exceptional Performance, Thermals, and Battery Life

As the first Macs containing Apple Silicon processors began arriving to customers today, reviewers have shared their first impressions of the new MacBook Air, MacBook Pro, and Mac mini. Reviewers praised the M1 chip's ability to deliver excellent performance and battery life. MacBook Air The Verge's Dieter Bohn remarked that "The MacBook Air with the M1 chip is the most impressive laptop I've used in years." Forbes's David Phelan described the experience as similar to "every time you swit...
Tags: Reviews, Apple, Google, Featured, Mac, Intel, Air, MacBook Air, Gpu, Matthew Panzarino, Forbes, Mac Mini, Joanna Stern, Phelan, Patel, Welch


Analysis: GOP governor is playing politics while Covid-19 burns through her state

South Dakota is, by any measure, one of the epicenters of the coronavirus surge in the United States right now. The state has averaged more than 1,000 cases every day this month, according to The New York Times. Deaths from Covid-19 have surged 74% in just the last two weeks. Forbes just called South Dakota one of the 10 riskiest states in the country to visit.
Tags: News, Gop, United States, South Dakota, Stories, Forbes, COVID, New York Times Deaths


How esports can save colleges

Brandon Byrne Contributor Share on Twitter Brandon Byrne is the CEO and co-founder of Opera Event, a technology platform that connects content creators, teams and sponsors to one another programmatically and at scale. He was previously the CFO of Team Liquid and VP of Finance and Administration at Curse. More posts by this contributor Why the Olympics should add esports A few months ago, I wrote a pie...
Tags: Gaming, Column, Education, Video Games, Sports, Tech, Intel, Harvard University, Dallas Cowboys, Ncaa, North America, Ioc, International Olympic Committee, Esports, League Of Legends, Forbes


5 key innovations taking e-scooters to a half-billion rides in 2021

Travis VanderZanden Contributor Share on Twitter Travis VanderZanden is the founder and CEO of Bird. Four years ago, shared e-scooters didn’t exist. Today, they’re on track to surpass half a billion rides globally by 2021, far outpacing early growth in the carbon-heavy ride-hailing industry founded by Uber in 2009. That’s a dramatic shift in urban transportation by any measure, and it prompts a simple but important question: H...
Tags: Startups, Transportation, Travis Vanderzanden, Column, UK, New York, London, Microsoft, New York City, San Francisco, Tech, Atlanta, Ukraine, Atlantic, United States, Sharing Economy


Analysis: GOP governor plays politics while Covid-19 burns through her state

South Dakota is, by any measure, one of the epicenters of the coronavirus surge in the United States right now. The state has averaged more than 1,000 cases every day this month, according to The New York Times. Deaths from Covid-19 have surged 74% in just the last two weeks. Forbes just called South Dakota one of the 10 riskiest states in the country to visit.
Tags: News, Gop, United States, South Dakota, Stories, Forbes, COVID, New York Times Deaths


This Republican governor is playing politics while Covid-19 burns through her state

South Dakota is, by any measure, one of the epicenters of the coronavirus surge in the United States right now. The state has averaged more than 1,000 cases every day this month, according to The New York Times. Deaths from Covid-19 have surged 74% in just the last two weeks. Forbes just called South Dakota one of the 10 riskiest states in the country to visit.
Tags: Cnn, United States, South Dakota, Forbes, COVID, New York Times Deaths


What Are the 5 Major Cybersecurity Mistakes I Can Avoid as a Small Business Owner?

Sponsored Post Your computers and devices are the lifeblood of your small business — your company uses them to communicate with vendors, clients, make critical business decisions, and hold your trade secrets. That’s why you can’t afford to make any of the following cybersecurity mistakes: Mistake #1 Underestimating Cybersecurity Threats As businesses grow more dependent on the Internet, trolls and hackers use increasingly sophisticated tools to target them. Cybersecurity experts like Malwareb...
Tags: Apple, Sponsored, Microsoft, Sales, Startup, Forbes


Meet the millennial cofounders of Apparis, the cult-favorite vegan coat brand that raised $3 million in funding this year and just launched a collaboration with Juicy Couture

Lauren Nouchi (L) and Amelie Brick (R), the cofounders of Apparis. Nouchi was featured in this year's Forbes' 30 under 30 Arts & Style list. Apparis Amelie Brick, 37, and Lauren Nouchi, 29, are the cofounders of Apparis, an apparel company best known for its vegan coats. The brand just officially launched a collaboration to reinvent the famous Juicy Couture tracksuit. Earlier this year, it closed a $3 million round in funding, and counts Karlie Kloss and footballer Cam Newton as ba...
Tags: Europe, Nordstrom, California, China, New York City, Americas, US, Trends, Marseille, Paris, Belgium, Diane Von Furstenberg, Paris Hilton, Karlie Kloss, Brick, Forbes


Mike Pence suggests the Trump administration will be in place for four more years despite Biden victory: 'That's the plan'

Chip Somodevilla/Getty Images Vice President Mike Pence told supporters on Friday that the Trump administration plans to be in place for another four years.  "That's the plan," Pence replied to a crowd cheering "four more years."  His remark serves as yet another signal that Donald Trump will continue to refuse to concede the election to President-elect Joe Biden. Visit Business Insider's homepage for more stories. In an extension of Donald Trump's refusal to concede the election to Joe B...
Tags: Politics, Elections, White House, America, Trends, Joe Biden, Cnn, Biden, Donald Trump, George W Bush, Kamala Harris, Business Insider, Forbes, Trump, Mike Pence, Peter Navarro


Inside New York City's first rum-only distillery since the Prohibition

The Noble Experiment in Brooklyn, NY is New York City's first rum-only distillery since before Prohibition. Founder Bridget Firtle named Owney's Rum after a famed New York rum runner and gangster, Owen Madden. We visited The Noble Experiment distillery to see how it makes its signature rum. Visit Business Insider's homepage for more stories.  Following is a transcript of the video. Narrator: You might not guess it, but here, on an empty street in Brooklyn, there is a rum distillery. Founded in ...
Tags: Florida, New York, Wall Street, Germany, New York City, US, San Francisco, Trends, Brooklyn, United States, Louisiana, Caribbean, Forbes, Big Apple, Morgan, Bridget


Donald Trump lost the presidency. Residents and realtors of Trump Tower think it may become valuable again.

A guard stands outside Trump Tower on Fifth Avenue in Manhattan on August 24, 2018. Spencer Platt/Getty President Donald Trump is projected to be the eleventh incumbent president to lose his run for reelection. His marquee Trump Tower in midtown Manhattan has seen heavy security, protests, and political scrutiny during his time in power. In 2019, Bloomberg reported that the 238-unit condominium was New York's "least desirable luxury building." Now, as President-elect Joe Biden prepares to ...
Tags: Florida, Real Estate, New York, Finance, White House, New York City, Trends, Wealth, Bloomberg, Joe Biden, Chicago, David, Williams, Manhattan, Upper East Side, Fifth Avenue


Talk On The Next NHL TV Contract

via Brad Adgate at Forbes, In the upcoming months television networks will begin negotiations with several sports leagues for new TV contracts. The NHL and MLS are expected to open up negotiations as their current agreements expire. MLB which has already extended agreements with Fox and Turner Sports has ESPN up next. However, no contract renewal will be more important (or expensive) than the NFL. The NHL’s ten-year agreement with NBC Sports at $200 million per annum expires at the en...
Tags: Nbc, Disney, NFL, Sport, Fox, Comcast, Mls, Mlb, Cbs, Espn, NHL, Forbes, Nbc Sports, Turner Sports, Facebook Amazon, NHL ESPN


Decades Ago, ‘MASH’ Fought for the Soul of America – Its Battle Continues Today

(Welcome to The Soapbox, the space where we get loud, feisty, political, and opinionated about anything and everything.) Hearing the gentle opening notes of Johnny Mandel’s folk anthem “ Suicide is Painless”  transports a person back to the Korean War and the combat medics of the 4077th. As the pandemic crushes spirits and keeps people home longer and longer thanks to the bungled response of our elected leaders, I sought somewhere—anywhere—to be. And the place I landed was M*A*S*H. The...
Tags: UK, Comedy, Television, Movies, Washington Post, America, Features, Groucho Marx, United States, Korea, Fifth Avenue, Vietnam, Hulu, Donald Trump, Alan Alda, Hawkeye


Can You Check Backlinks to Your Site?

Trying to stay up-to-date on the current best practices for search engine optimization could be a full-time position. This is because search engines such as Google are constantly updating their algorithms and changing their formulas. Backlinking is one piece of the formulas used to determine site rank and authority that has seen various changes.The word backlink is one of the most commonly used terms in the world of SEO, but a backlink is just a link to another site using some kind of anchor tex...
Tags: Google, Digital, Sales, Forbes


Everything you need to know about Parler, the social-media app conservatives are flocking to and that's No. 1 on the App Store

Twitter; Paige Leskin/Business Insider Parler, a social-media app touted by Republican politicians and right-wing pundits, made it to the top of the App Store in the days following the 2020 election. The app, which brands itself as a "free speech" platform, has "no fact checkers," CEO John Matze told Forbes in June. When someone signs up, Parler recommends "promoted members" that include Sen. Ted Cruz, Sean Hannity, and Dinesh D'Souza. Parler has a "discover news" section that recommends ...
Tags: Apple, Facebook, Twitter, Politics, New York, News, Republicans, Australia, Trends, Social Media, Joe Biden, Tech News, Ted Cruz, New York Times, Bill Gates, Islam


Everything you need to know about Parler, the social media app conservatives are flocking to and that's currently No. 1 on the App Store

Twitter; Paige Leskin/Business Insider Parler, a social media app touted by Republican politicians and right-wing pundits, topped the App Store in the days following the 2020 election.  The app brands itself as a "free speech" platform, and CEO John Matze told Forbes there are "no fact checkers" on the app. Upon signing up, Parler recommends "promoted members," including Sen. Ted Cruz, Sean Hannity, and Dinesh D'Souza. Many promoted members have spread false information about the election...
Tags: Apple, Facebook, Twitter, Politics, New York, News, Republicans, Trends, Social Media, Joe Biden, Tech News, Ted Cruz, New York Times, Bill Gates, Islam, Muslim


Morning Docket: 11.10.20

* The University of Dayton now has a five-year B.A./JD program. This makes Doogie Howser look kind of unimpressive... [Bismarck Tribune] * There is growing discomfort at law firms representing the Trump Campaign in post-election lawsuits. [New York Times] * The first black district attorney has been elected in New Mexico following last week's election. [U.S. News] * President Trump's voter fraud legal team is purportedly being led by nonlawyers. [Forbes] * CNN quoted from Alan Dershowitz'...
Tags: Law, Cnn, New York Times, New Mexico, Forbes, Trump, Bismarck Tribune, University of Dayton, Trump Campaign, Alan Dershowitz, Dershowitz, Doogie Howser, Morning Docket, President Trump


Decrypted: Grayshift raises $47M, Apple bugs under attack, video game maker hacked

The election is over, but not without a hitch or two. Some voters in Georgia and Ohio had to use paper ballots after hand sanitizer leaked into voting machines — an unexpected casualty of the pandemic. And a slew of robocalls across a number of swing states urged voters to “stay safe and stay home,” in an effort to disenfranchise voters from going to the polls. With record voter turnout, there’s little evidence to show it worked. But we saw nothing like the hack-and-leak operations like we did f...
Tags: Apple, Security, Startups, White House, Russia, Tech, Georgia, Malware, Ransomware, Fbi, Cybercrime, Hillary Clinton, Security Breaches, Ohio, Hacker, Cyberwarfare


McDonald's and M&M's are among fast food, candy brands spending $1.8 billion advertising to kids, increasingly via child influencers

McDonald's food items. Scott Olson/Getty Images Popular child influencers are generating millions of impressions for fast food and candy brands in YouTube videos targeted at kids, a report in the Pediatrics journal has found. Videos of children playing with McDonald's toys and pretending to work at drive-thrus could potentially reach millions of viewers, which "may increase poor dietary behaviors," researchers from New York University, who worked on the study, said. Hershey's, Kinder, ...
Tags: Food, UK, Media, Obesity, Youtube, Trends, Research, Fast Food, Retail, Mcdonald's, Coca Cola, Youtube Kids, Ftc, Taco Bell, Forbes, Influencers


Tax ballot issues 2020 results

Voters' voices literally matter each election when initiatives are on ballots. Here are results of some tax questions that were decided by the 2020 electorate. Vice President Joseph R. Biden today was declared president-elect of the United States. It took longer than usual, but that part of Nov. 3 (Donald J. Trump legal challenges notwithstanding) is over. Decisions on the myriad ballot questions that also went before voters across the county on the first Tuesday of November came a bit so...
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