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Bitcoin tops $4,000 for the first time in over a month (BTC)

Bitcoin has surged more than 10% since JPMorgan announced on Thursday that it would launch its own cryptocurrency, called "JPM Coin." Bitcoin touched an intraday high of  $4,002.71 a coin on Tuesday, topping $4,000 for the first time in over month. Watch Bitcoin trade live. Bitcoin hit a high of $4,002.71 a coin on Tuesday, just days after JPMorgan said it would launch its own cryptocurrency that was tied to the US dollar. The largest cryptocurrency by market cap has surged by 10% to its hig...
Tags: US, Trends, Donald Trump, Btc, Cnbc, Jpmorgan, Michael D Antonio

Trump's outrageous effort to undermine his investigators

In the wake of The New York Times report that President Trump asked Matt Whitaker if a US attorney who had already recused himself could un-recuse himself from the Cohen probe, Michael D'Antonio asks: How many will be corrupted, plead guilty, endure convictions or be sent to prison before the legal and political systems end the slow-motion national tragedy that is the Trump administration?
Tags: US, Cnn, New York Times, Trump, Cohen, Michael D Antonio, Matt Whitaker

10 things in tech you need to know today

Good morning! This is the tech news you need to know this Tuesday. The founder of Huawei said "there's no way the US can crush us," in an interview with the BBC. Ren Zhengfei spoke about the arrest of his daughter and CFO Meng Wanzhou. A report from UK lawmakers into fake news said that three unnamed executives failed to warn Mark Zuckerberg about the Cambridge Analytica crisis. Lawmakers were shocked at what Zuckerberg didn't know about the scandal — and said it pointed to structural issues a...
Tags: Amazon, Facebook, Mark Zuckerberg, UK, Hollywood, US, Trends, Bbc, Donald Trump, Huawei, Spielberg, Steven Spielberg, Alexa, Cb Insights, Zuckerberg, Luke Cage

Marc Benioff says that before Salesforce buys a startup, he does 'due diligence' on a company's culture and how it pays employees (CRM)

At the Goldman Sachs Technology and Internet Conference on Thursday, Salesforce co-CEO Marc Benioff addressed sexual harassment and the wage gap in Silicon Valley. Benioff said he now looks at a company's culture and how it pays employees when he's considering an acquisition for Salesforce. Benioff spoke about the infamous Google Walkout, and called it an "eye-opening" example of the importance of corporate culture.  "We have CEOs who are not paying attention to their culture and allowed tox...
Tags: Google, Trends, Silicon Valley, Salesforce, Donald Trump, Marc Benioff, Leyla Seka, Cindy Robbins, Benioff, Goldman Sachs Technology and Internet Conference, Goldman Sachs Technology, Michael D Antonio, Salesforce Benioff, Glassdoor Said Benioff

Anti-vaxxer rants are at home in Trumpworld

Michael D'Antonio writes that Donald Trump's anti-vaccine history gives cover to Darla Shine to call concern about measles "hysteria" and falsely claim older generations benefitted from contracting childhood diseases.
Tags: Cnn, Donald Trump, Michael D Antonio, Trumpworld, Darla Shine

One of Wall Street's biggest banks just revealed a massive stake in Twitter — and the company's stock is soaring (TWTR)

Morgan Stanley said in a filing on Wednesday that it had a 5.6% stake in Twitter, which boosted shares of the social media company. Twitter's stock has climbed 11% so far this year, although it's still trading 34% below its 52-week high hit last June. Follow Twitter's stock price here on Markets Insider. Twitter shares jumped more than 4% on Wednesday after Morgan Stanley said in a filing with the US Securities and Exchange Commission that it has a 5.6% stake in the company. The bank — one o...
Tags: Twitter, Trends, Bloomberg, Jack Dorsey, Donald Trump, Morgan Stanley, Ray Dalio, US Securities and Exchange Commission, Paul Volcker, TWTR, Michael D Antonio, Though Twitter, Markets Insider Twitter

The new CEO of Google Cloud explains the updated master plan for taking on Amazon Web Services (GOOGL)

In his inaugural appearance as the new CEO of Google Cloud on Tuesday, Thomas Kurian said Google Cloud is revamping its master plan as it chases the leading Amazon Web Services. Rather than go after so-called "digital native" companies, Google Cloud is going to refocus itself on selling to vertical industries like retail or finance.  Right now, Google Cloud is far behind its competitors Microsoft and Amazon Web Services, analysts say, but many in the industry believe Kurian's enterprise experi...
Tags: Google, Amazon, Microsoft, Trends, Donald Trump, Amazon Web Services, Diane Greene, Goldman Sachs Technology and Internet Conference, Google Cloud, Michael D Antonio, Kurian, Thomas Kurian, Oracle Kurian, Amazon Web Services GOOGL, Google Cloud Right now Google Cloud

As cable companies try to differentiate themselves in a competitive market, Comcast thinks its secret weapon is an app that lets it talk directly to consumers

Comcast is making Xfinity XFi its biggest priority this year. XFi is a mobile app that lets Comcast customers set up wifi networks, troubleshoot network issues, and see what devices are connected to their networks. The company believes having a product that promotes engagement with consumers will keep them subscribing. Cable companies want to differentiate themselves in a broadband market rife with competition. To set itself apart from competitors, Comcast is prioritizing Xfinity XFi...
Tags: Google, Europe, Disney, US, Trends, Comcast, Donald Trump, Stirling, AT T, Michael D Antonio, Fraser Stirling, Comcast SVP

10 things in tech you need to know today

Good morning! This is the tech news you need to know this Monday. Ex-Facebook security boss Alex Stamos says the company is like "Game of Thrones" at the highest levels of leadership. In an interview with CNN, the outspoken security pro said it could be difficult for Facebook execs to admit when they were wrong. Saudi Arabia denies role in leaking Jeff Bezos' messages to National Enquirer, The Guardian reports. "This is something between the two parties, we have nothing to do with it," said Ade...
Tags: Google, Amazon, Facebook, Mark Zuckerberg, Elon Musk, Saudi Arabia, Trends, Cnn, Netflix, Silicon Valley, Jeff Bezos, Hulu, Donald Trump, Alexa, Jan Koum, Zuckerberg

Meet the jet-setting Goldman Sachs banker who led Qualcomm through a hostile takeover, got stuck in Trump's trade war, and made magic happen across the semiconductor industry (GS)

Tammy Kiely, a partner at Goldman Sachs, made a name for herself in the esoteric but politically charged world of semiconductors. Nearly 20 years into her career at Goldman, her day job as a key adviser to Qualcomm became the battleground for President Donald Trump's raging trade war with China. But there's more to Kiely than billion-dollar deals. When she's not on a plane, the mother of two loves to run and garden at home in the Bay Area. SAN FRANCISCO — However warm and down to earth Tammy ...
Tags: Asia, Europe, Japan, California, Stanford, China, US, San Francisco, Trends, Intel, Taiwan, Lego, Xi Jinping, San Diego, Nvidia, Goldman Sachs

Bitcoin spikes sharply and suddenly

Bitcoin spiked suddenly around midday on Friday. The cryptocurrency was trading up 9%, and at its best level in a month.  Earlier Friday, Securities and Exchange Commissioner Robert Jackson said he expects a crypto exchange-traded fund at some point.   Watch bitcoin trade live. Bitcoin rocketed higher just ahead of the noon hour Friday, trading up about 9% to a one-month high near $3,682 a coin . The sudden surge developed without any real catalyst. Bitcoin, the largest cryptocurrency by mar...
Tags: Trends, Jackson, Donald Trump, Litecoin, Beam, Robert Jackson, Securities and Exchange, Michael D Antonio, MimbleWimble, Litecoin Foundation, Beam Corporation

Amazon's Echo Show is back to its cheapest price ever — get it for $50 off through February 14

The   Insider Picks   team writes about stuff we think you'll like. Business Insider has affiliate partnerships, so we get a share of the revenue from your purchase. The Echo Show is on sale for $179.99 (originally $229.99) until February 14 at 9 p.m. PST as part of Amazon's Valentine's Day sale. The last time the Echo Show was on sale, it sold out and was backordered for months so save $50 on one of our favorite smart displays now before the deal ends. You can watch videos and get visual resp...
Tags: Google, Amazon, Trends, Netflix, Hulu, Donald Trump, Philips Hue, Amazon Echo, Alexa, Business Insider, Michael D Antonio

The TV industry is excited about making advertising addressable, but there are big obstacles to it becoming mainstream

The growth of digital TV offers the promise of reinventing advertising by personalizing it to the viewer. But addressable or dynamic advertising hasn’t taken off because approaches are fragmented and marketers aren’t equipped to do it or don’t see the value. One buyer called addressable advertising “a little bit of Wild West.” At a Coalition for Innovative Media Measurement summit Thursday, ad buyers, sellers, and measurement wonks found common ground on one thing: The industry is far from ac...
Tags: Americas, Trends, Unilever, Comcast, Nielsen, North America, Donald Trump, Comscore, Groupm, Cohen, Michael D Antonio, Radha Subramanyam, Coalition for Innovative Media Measurement, Ed Gaffney, Turner Fox Viacom, David Cohen Magna

'Now the reality is hitting them, and they're freaking out': The National Enquirer's former LA bureau chief says the tabloid is in over its head with Jeff Bezos

On Thursday, Amazon CEO Jeff Bezos published an extraordinary blog post detailing what he alleges to be an "extortion and blackmail" plot by American Media Inc. (AMI), the publishing arm of The National Enquirer. Jerry George, the tabloid's former LA bureau chief, in an interview with CNN, characterized the feud as "baffling." George believed that in trying to blackmail Bezos, The Enquirer might have taken things too far and acted prematurely. Jerry George, the former LA bureau chief of The N...
Tags: Amazon, La, Trends, Cnn, Jeff Bezos, National Enquirer, Donald Trump, The Washington Post, Trump, George, Bezos, AMI, Gavin de Becker, American Media Inc, Michael D Antonio, David Pecker

10 things in tech you need to know today

Good morning! This is the tech news you need to know this Friday. Amazon CEO Jeff Bezos accuses National Enquirer publisher of "extortion" over naked photos in extraordinary blog post. "No real journalists ever propose anything like what is happening here," Bezos said. Jeff Bezos essentially accused the National Enquirer of having a political motive for exposing his affair, and insinuated a Donald Trump connection. Bezos suggested the Enquirer's publisher may have written the story as a favor t...
Tags: Apple, Amazon, Facebook, New York, Germany, Trends, Bank Of America, Eu, Jeff Bezos, National Enquirer, Donald Trump, Facetime, Alexa, Jpmorgan, Bezos, Allen

Google Cloud will help the Golden State Warriors play better basketball (GOOGL, GOOG)

The Golden State Warriors announced Wednesday that they have picked Google Cloud as their official cloud provider.  The Warriors will use Google's analytics technology to track data that can help the team play basketball better. The Warriors — and the Chase Center, the under-construction stadium where they'll play — also plan to use Google Cloud for hosting mobile apps. The Golden State Warriors just picked Google Cloud as their official cloud provider, and will use its data-crunching  tec...
Tags: Google, San Francisco, Trends, Google Maps, Donald Trump, Golden State Warriors, Warriors, Diane Greene, The Warriors, Chase Center, Google Cloud, Kirk Lacob, Michael D Antonio, Thomas Kurian, GSW Sports Ventures

Video-game maker Take-Two Interactive is getting slammed after missing on guidance (TTWO)

Take-Two Interactive beat on both the top and bottom lines. It also raised its full-year outlook, but the boosted revenue guidance still fell short of Wall Street consensus. Watch Take-Two Interactive trade live. Take-Two Interactive Software tanked 13% to $ 93.30 a share early Wednesday after the company provided a weaker-than-expected outlook. The video-game maker posted solid financial results for the third quarter, earning an adjusted $2.90 a share on revenue of $1.57 billion. Wa...
Tags: Trends, Nba, Donald Trump, Strauss Zelnick, Michael D Antonio

The 10 most important things in the world right now

Hello! Here's everything you need to know on Wednesday, February 6 1. US Donald Trump has finally delivered his State of the Union address. Trump lashed out at his opponents while simultaneously calling for an end to what he called the "politics of revenge."  2. Stacey Abrams, the 'future' of the Democratic Party, made her national debut with the party's rebuttal to Trump's State of the Union. The former Georgia gubernatorial candidate became the first black woman to do so. ...
Tags: Apple, Australia, North Korea, China, US, San Francisco, Trends, Georgia, Howard Schultz, Starbucks, John Mccain, Kim, Vietnam, Donald Trump, Trump, Democratic Party

What Trump does during his 'executive time'

A trove of President Trump's personal schedules, published by Axios, appears to show a President taking long stretches of unstructured "executive time." What really happens then is hard to know, says Michael D'Antonio, but one wants to ask: Shouldn't he be paying more attention to the job?
Tags: Cnn, Trump, Michael D Antonio

The problem with Melania Trump's 'Be Best' campaign

Melania Trump still wants to help kids, writes Michael D'Antonio, but her efforts are being undercut by her husband's administration, which has adopted a range of policies to the detriment of children.
Tags: Cnn, Melania Trump, Michael D Antonio

Trump's parents are still watching him

Michael D'Antonio says that to understand Donald Trump, you must understand his parents, who were likely the ones who deprived him of compassion, generosity and a sense of responsibility -- the ingredients that would have made him a better man and an even better president.
Tags: Cnn, Donald Trump, Trump, Michael D Antonio

A Trump 1950s TV Episode Truth Movement?

You’ve probably seen this really bizarre story of the Twilight Zone-like episode of the TV show “Trackdown” from 1958 which bears some difficult-to-believe resemblances to 2019 America. A conman named Trump comes to a town and gets everyone panicked that the world is about to end unless they agree to let him build a wall that will save them. As I wrote yesterday, when I first happened on the story I had to read it several times and then check it several different ways because I was sure it had t...
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Trump makes clear he isn't up to the job

Donald Trump used his first televised Oval Office address to do more lying and deflection, Michael D'Antonio writes. No president has abused his power to summon the nation's attention in this way, until now.
Tags: Cnn, Donald Trump, Trump, Michael D Antonio

Will Chris Christie get the last laugh?

It's becoming clear that few among Donald Trump's top ranks would consider becoming his next chief of staff. Chris Christie, however, might have his own particular reasons for wanting the job, Michael D'Antonio says.
Tags: Chris Christie, Cnn, Donald Trump, Michael D Antonio

The name of Trump's game is still corruption

The man who loves to control the news cycle was outflanked by revelations connected to two men who have appeared to resist Trump's corrupting influence, says Michael D'Antonio, and two men who didn't.
Tags: Cnn, Trump, Michael D Antonio

In the War of the Conways, George is right

Eric Trump's criticism of George Conway's remarks about the Trump administration is off-base, writes Michael D'Antonio. As a lawyer faithful to the constitution, Conway is speaking out in defense of basic American values even though it puts him at odds with his wife Kellyanne Conway
Tags: Cnn, Trump, Conway, Eric Trump, Michael D Antonio, George Conway, Conways George

Our fragile President

Michael D'Antonio says the image of Donald Trump as counter-puncher is a myth. The President is looking for safe spaces to hide in -- and running out of options.
Tags: Cnn, Donald Trump, Michael D Antonio

If Trump was this bad in 2018, what about 2020?

Michael D'Antonio wonders: If Donald Trump ran such an ugly campaign for the midterms in which his name wasn't on the ballot, imagine what he'll do when his name is on the ballot.
Tags: Cnn, Donald Trump, Trump, Michael D Antonio

Mike Pence and the 'rabbi'

A make-believe rabbi appeared at a campaign event with Mike Pence just days after an anti-Semite allegedly killed 11 worshippers at a synagogue. Michael D'Antonio and Peter Eisner write, "Pence surely knew that a "rabbi" who worships Jesus as the messiah is actually impersonating a rabbi, and that, when Jacobs took the stage and began speaking at the rally, he was offending many Jewish Americans."
Tags: Cnn, Jesus, Mike Pence, Jacobs, Michael D Antonio, Peter Eisner

Trump pours gasoline on the fire

The President's ways have established the climate of rage, paranoia and inhibition that forms the backdrop of the terrible week past, Michael D'Antonio writes of the Pittsburgh shooting, pipe bomb deliveries and execution of two black people.
Tags: Cnn, Pittsburgh, Trump, Michael D Antonio