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Amazon tells all 798,000 employees to halt travel, in US and internationally, over coronavirus fears (AMZN)

Amazon has instructed its 798,000 employees to avoid "non-essential travel" domestically and internationally due to concerns about the coronavirus outbreak, a spokesperson confirmed to Business Insider.  Earlier, The New York Times reported that Amazon had told its worldwide operations team not to arrange any meetings requiring travel until at least April, the report said. Amazon had already restricted employee travel to China and has been frantically trying to address potential inventory shor...
Tags: Amazon, China, US, Trends, New York Times, AMZN, Dave Clark, COVID


Liev Schreiber and Susie Abromeit Join Will Smith in King Richard

Liev Schreiber and Susie Abromeit Join Will Smith in King Richard According to Deadline, Liev Schreiber (Ray Donovan) and Susie Abromeit (Jessica Jones) have joined the cast of King Richard, the upcoming Venus & Serena Williams biopic featuring Will Smith (Aladdin) as the tennis stars’ father Richard Williams. Jon Bernthal (The Walking Dead) also stars, whilst Saniyya Sidney (Fences) and Demi Singleton (Godfather of Harlem) will portray the aforementioned sisters. Schreiber will play real-li...
Tags: Movies, Nbc, Los Angeles, Williams, New York Times, Will Smith, Smith, Richard, John McEnroe, Biopic, Liev Schreiber, Venus, Venus Williams, Harlem, Serena, Compton


Former Google CEO Eric Schmidt says China could supplant Silicon Valley as the world's tech powerhouse unless the US government steps in

Former Google CEO Eric Schmidt urged the United States government to get more invested in the ongoing tech race between China and the US. In an op-ed published Friday morning in the New York Times, Schmidt argued that the US has a tenuous lead over China on a variety of tech fronts, from AI to biotechnology. "The government needs to get back in the game in a serious way," Schmidt said. Visit Business Insider's homepage for more stories. Former Google CEO Eric Schmidt, who helped build the com...
Tags: Google, Elon Musk, Congress, White House, China, US, Trends, Department Of Defense, United States, New York Times, Silicon Valley, Eric Schmidt, Trump, Dod, SCHMIDT, New York Times Schmidt


Reminder: Bob Iger Promised Diversity in Disney’s Executive Ranks by 2021

“I’ll change that before I leave.” That was the simple, but loaded pledge made last September by Bob Iger, the Walt Disney Company’s former CEO and newly-minted executive chairman, when asked directly about his largely male, all-white executive leadership team. Iger made this inclusion “vow,” as New York Times columnist Maureen Dowd put it, last […]
Tags: News, Disney, New York Times, Walt Disney Company, Iger, Maureen Dowd, Bob Iger


Bob Iger Promised Diversity in Disney’s Executive Ranks by 2021

“I’ll change that before I leave.” That was the simple, but loaded pledge made last September by Bob Iger, the Walt Disney Company’s former CEO and newly-minted executive chairman, when asked directly about his largely male, all-white executive leadership team. Iger made this inclusion “vow,” as New York Times columnist Maureen Dowd put it, last […]
Tags: News, Disney, New York Times, Walt Disney Company, Iger, Maureen Dowd, Bob Iger


Laurene Powell Jobs says people have been misinterpreting one of Steve Jobs' most famous quotes for years (AAPL)

One of Apple co-founder Steve Jobs' most famous quotes,"Make a dent in the universe," has been misinterpreted, Jobs' wife and philanthropist Laurene Powell Jobs said to The New York Times.  The quote is actually about believing you have the ability to "manipulate the circumstances," she said. Jobs said the famous line during a 1985 interview with Playboy, and a version of the quote also appeared in a TV movie about Jobs' rivalry with Microsoft co-founder Bill Gates.  Visit Business Insider's h...
Tags: Apple, Jobs, Microsoft, Steve Jobs, Trends, New York Times, Bill Gates, Beverly Hills, Playboy, Silicon Valley, The New York Times, Jeff Bezos, Times, Noah Wyle, Apple Store, Laurene Powell Jobs


Laurene Powell Jobs says she won't pass down her and Steve Jobs' billions to their children: 'It ends with me' (AAPL)

Laurene Powell Jobs, the widow of late Apple CEO Steve Jobs, isn't interested in "legacy wealth building," according to a new interview in The New York Times. "Steve wasn't interested in that. If I live long enough, it ends with me," she told The Times.  Powell Jobs is worth an estimated $24 billion, which she inherited after Jobs died in 2011. She invests in causes like immigration, education, and the environment through her organization, Emerson Collective.  Visit Business Insider's homepage...
Tags: Apple, Jobs, Steve Jobs, Washington, Disney, Trends, Atlantic, New York Times, Nba, Beverly Hills, Warren Buffett, Silicon Valley, The New York Times, Bill, NHL, Jeff Bezos


February linkfest

This month’s book recommendation is Uncanny Valley: A Memoir, by Anna Wiener, who, as a twenty-something in 2012, left a low-paying publishing job in New York to work in the world of San Francisco tech startups. Until she moved across the country, she writes, it had never occurred to her “that I might someday become one of the people behind the internet, because I had never considered that there were people behind the internet at all.”She goes to work for company founders even younger than she ...
Tags: Amazon, Books, New York, Punctuation, Time, US, San Francisco, Military, New York Times, Linguistics, Retail, Silicon Valley, William Gibson, Las Vegas, Trademark, British Medical Journal


No one wanted to invest in Credit Karma when it launched at the height of the financial crisis. Now some early backers are celebrating their returns after it sold for $7.1 billion.

Credit Karma, a startup that provides users with free credit scores, has been acquired by Intuit for $7.1 billion. We talked to two early investors in Credit Karma on why they bet on the financial services company during the financial crisis, and why it paid off. Visit Business Insider's homepage for more stories. Credit Karma is cashing out. The financial services startup that's best known for its free credit score reports just sold to Intuit, the maker of TurboTax, for $7.1 billion in cash ...
Tags: Google, San Francisco, Trends, Bloomberg, New York Times, Harry, Intuit, Capital One, Felicis Ventures, Aaron Patzer, Credit Karma, Lin, PitchBook, Turbotax, Fannie Mae, Nigel Morris


Man who let major HIV outbreak happen put in charge of censoring coronavirus for the White House

The White House is now insisting that all scientific and government-health related communication about the cdc be routed through the Trump administration before going public. And that person in charge of this communication funnel? Vice President Mike Pence, who as a governor previously took his sweet-ass time doing anything to address a major HIV outbreak in Scott County, Indiana. From The New York Times: The White House moved on Thursday to tighten control of coronavirus messaging by governmen...
Tags: Post, White House, Hiv, New York Times, Npr, Wuhan, Trump, Mike Pence, Michael D Shear, Maggie Haberman, Scott County Indiana, Gage Skidmore CC, Contagious Diseases, Wuhan Virus, Coronavirus, Wuhan Coronavirus


How Voters Psych Themselves Out and Choose the Wrong Candidate

Democrats are psyching themselves out this election season, and psychological research dating back nearly 30 years helps to explain why. Right now, the behaviors and thought processes of Democrats are among the most salient examples of the particular psychological dynamics in question, but there are lots of instances in other important domains as well. Erika Weisz, a Stanford Ph.D. and Harvard postdoc in psychology, explained what is happening in an article at Nautilus. She offered this...
Tags: Psychology, Voting, Elizabeth Warren, Harvard, New Hampshire, New York Times, Warren, Times, Trump, Stanford Ph D, Weisz, Pluralistic Ignorance, Erika Weisz, Warren But, Nicole Shelton, Jennifer Richeson


Friday round-up

Seila Law v. Consumer Financial Protection Bureau, a constitutional challenge to the structure of the CFPB that will be argued next week, is dividing commentators. At Vox, Ian Millhiser worries that the court may use the case “to fundamentally alter the balance of power between the president and the federal government’s ‘independent’ agencies.” At the Pacific Legal Foundation blog, Oliver Dunford hopes that “the Court’s ultimate decision will rein in the unchecked power of the CFPB and ensure ou...
Tags: Florida, Supreme Court, Law, Washington Post, White House, United States, North Dakota, New York Times, Arizona, Usa Today, Vox, Donald Trump, George W Bush, Round-up, U S Supreme Court, McKinney


Nancy Pelosi wants Democrats to calm down about Bernie Sanders

House Speaker Nancy Pelosi (D-Calif.) privately urged her caucus Thursday to stay calm as Democratic voters pick the party's presidential nominee, The New York Times reports. A lot of Democratic officials, including dozens of House moderates, have warned of electoral disaster if Sen. Bernie Sanders (I-Vt.) wins the nomination.Pelosi reportedly laughed when one lawmaker suggested she herself could swoop in to lead the presidential ticket if things get ugly, saying, "I like my job — you're...
Tags: News, Congress, Harvard, House, New York Times, House Of Representatives, Nancy Pelosi, Times, Donald Trump, Vermont, Bernie Sanders, Trump, Sanders, Calif, Sen Bernie Sanders I VT, Pelosi


Tucker Carlson Turns to AOC Creepshot Guy for Coronavirus Expertise

Amid growing fears of a coronavirus outbreak and U.S. financial markets hitting a record drop on Thursday, Fox News host Tucker Carlson turned to a conservative columnist best known for taking creepy photos of Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez (D-NY) as his expert on the crisis on Thursday night.It should perhaps come as no surprise that Carlson’s guest, Washington Examiner columnist Eddie Scarry, used his primetime cable news appearance to talk about the “Commie cough” and to claim that Chinese peo...
Tags: News, China, America, New York Times, Fox News, Times, Trump, Tucker Carlson, Aoc, Washington Examiner, Carlson, Maggie Haberman, Scarry, Alexandria Ocasio Cortez D NY, Eddie Scarry, Ocasio Cortez Scarry


Iowa Recount Confirms Buttigieg Caucus Win: Campaign Update

(Bloomberg) -- The Iowa Democratic Party said Thursday that a partial recount of the Feb. 3 caucuses confirmed Pete Buttigieg’s lead with 14 delegates and Bernie Sanders in second place with 12.The Buttigieg and Sanders campaigns had asked for the recount of 23 precincts after the reporting of the results was marred from the beginning by problems with a smartphone app that didn’t work and a backup telephone hotline that was jammed by calls from supporters of President Donald Trump.The Iowa Democ...
Tags: Florida, News, Maryland, Washington, White House, Elizabeth Warren, Barack Obama, Bloomberg, Joe Biden, New York Times, PAC, Michelle Obama, Wisconsin, Warren, Associated Press, SEIU


US Health Workers Responding To Coronavirus Lacked Training and Protective Gear, Whistle-Blower Says

Federal health employees interacted with Americans quarantined for possible exposure to the coronavirus without proper medical training or protective gear then scattered into the general population, The New York Times reported Thursday, citing a government whistle-blower. From the report: In a portion of a complaint filing obtained by The New York Times that has been submitted to the Office of the Special Counsel, the whistle-blower, described as a senior leader at the Department of Health and H...
Tags: California, China, US, Tech, New York Times, The New York Times, Department of Health and Human Services, Travis Air Force Base


Facebook, Google and Twitter Rebel Against Pakistan's Censorship Rules

When Pakistan's government unveiled some of the world's most sweeping rules on internet censorship this month, global internet companies like Facebook, Google and Twitter were expected to comply or face severe penalties -- including the potential shutdown of their services. Instead, the tech giants banded together and threatened to leave the country and its 70 million internet users in digital darkness. The New York Times: Through a group called the Asia Internet Coalition, they wrote a scathing...
Tags: India, Tech, Pakistan, New York Times, Imran Khan, Islamabad, Facebook Google, AIC, Asia Internet Coalition, Usama Khilji, Bolo Bhi


Whistleblower: HHS didn’t protect workers at March air base during quarantine

A whistleblower is accusing the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services of a “failure to protect its employees” responsible for responding to the coronavirus outbreak, according to the attorney representing the person making the allegation. Federal health workers who received Americans quarantined for possible exposure to the coronavirus weren’t given proper equipment or training, the Washington Post and New York Times reported, citing a complaint filed with the Office of Special Counsel. T...
Tags: News, Congress, Washington Post, China, Virginia, Sport, Soccer, New York Times, State Department, Cia, Local News, Trump, Riverside, HHS, OSC, U S Department of Health and Human Services


Whistleblower Claims Retaliation After Alleging Reckless Coronavirus Response

The Trump administration sent a team of government officials to receive patients from the epicenter of the coronavirus epidemic without adequate protection, a whistleblower reportedly alleged in a complaint. The unnamed whistleblower – reportedly a high-ranking female official in the Department of Health and Human Services – alleged in the complaint to the Office of Special Counsel that Trump administration officials retaliated against her after she raised concerns about the lack of protectio...
Tags: News, Congress, Washington Post, Cdc, New York Times, Solano County, Wuhan, Trump, HHS, OSC, Department of Health and Human Services, Travis Air Force Base, Wuhan China, Naylor, Travis AFB, Fairfield California


New York Times: Superdelegates open to brokered convention to block Sanders from nomination

Some national and state Democratic party leaders concerned about Sen. Bernie Sanders' candidacy are willing to risk a messy, brokered national convention this summer, which could be potentially damaging to the party, to prevent the self-described Democratic socialist from becoming the nominee, The New York Times reported.
Tags: Cnn, New York Times, Sanders, Sen Bernie Sanders


WH Moves To Screen Scientists’ Statements On Coronavirus

As fears grow of a politicized White House response to the coronavirus outbreak, the White House has placed Vice President in charge of messaging about the virus, the New York Times reported Thursday. Pence, who Trump said Wednesday night would be the White House point person on the outbreak, will clear public health officials’ statements on the virus, the Times reported citing several unnamed people familiar with the matter. The White House also announced Thursday that top economic adviser L...
Tags: News, Obama, Cdc, White House, New York Times, Treasury, Who, World Health Organization, National Institutes of Health, Times, Anthony Fauci, Cnbc, Trump, Centers for Disease Control, Fauci, Larry Kudlow


Michelle Obama petitioned to run as vice-president to stop Bernie Sanders, report says

Fearing the selection of Bernie Sanders as the Democrats’ 2020 presidential nominee, a growing number of establishment party officials are reportedly considering Sherrod Brown as a late-entry “white knight” with Michelle Obama as a running mate.Other potential candidates floated by the party include Kamala Harris, who dropped out of the race in December, as well as House Speaker Nancy Pelosi, according to the New York Times’ interview with 93 party officials, all of whom are superdelegates who c...
Tags: News, House, New York Times, Michelle Obama, Nancy Pelosi, Kamala Harris, Bernie Sanders, Sherrod Brown


Eric Schmidt says big tech needs government help to keep up with China

Eric Schmidt has called on the US government to “get back in the game in a serious way” so that the country can maintain its lead over China in the AI arms race. In an op-ed for the New York Times, the former CEO of Google argued that Americans had put “too much faith in the private sector” to drive technological advances — giving China the chance to catch up. Schmidt said his time as chairman of both the National Security Commission on AI and the Defense Innovation Board had shown him how this ...
Tags: Google, Startups, Politics, China, US, Artificial Intelligence, New York Times, Eric Schmidt, SCHMIDT, National Security Commission, Neural, Defense Innovation Board


A Southern California city is banning people who were on the coronavirus-stricken Diamond Princess cruise ship from entering their town

Leaders of Costa Mesa, California, are blocking COVID-19 patients from being transferred to a nearly-empty hospital in the Southern California city. A US district judge issued the restraining order last week and extended it until Monday, during which time state and federal officials will share more of their plans regarding housing patients in Costa Mesa. The CDC said federal health officials had no plans to transfer the patients, and that talks to do so were "preparatory." The 30 to 50 patient...
Tags: California, Cdc, Kaiser Permanente, China, US, Los Angeles, San Francisco, Trends, Department Of Defense, New York Times, Fairfield, Orange County, Bay Area, Southern California, State, San Francisco Chronicle


A Southern California city is barring people who were on the coronavirus-stricken Diamond Princess cruise ship from entering its town

Leaders of Costa Mesa are blocking COVID-19 patients from being transferred to a nearly-empty hospital in the Southern California city. A US district judge issued the restraining order last week and extended it until Monday, during which time state and federal officials will share more of their plans regarding housing patients in Costa Mesa. The CDC said federal health officials had no plans to transfer the patients, and that talks to do so were "preparatory." The 30 to 50 patients who would b...
Tags: California, Cdc, Kaiser Permanente, China, US, Los Angeles, San Francisco, Trends, Department Of Defense, New York Times, Fairfield, Orange County, Southern California, State, San Francisco Chronicle, San Antonio Texas


Tumultuous weather pattern to renew river flooding fears in US

Even though rain has become less frequent over portions of the South and the Ohio Valley in recent days, a stormy pattern during the first week of March may aggravate the flooding situation in some areas.The stormy pattern will evolve as cold air that has settled over the eastern half of the United States late this week begins to retreat northward. A large portion of the South Central and Southeastern states as well as the lower part of the Midwest has been targeted by relentless rainfall thi...
Tags: Florida, Texas, Science, Mississippi, Kentucky, US, Indiana, Indianapolis, United States, Missouri, Maine, Tennessee, New York Times, Ohio, Jackson, Accuweather


Librairie Drawn & Quarterly Books of the Week - February 27, 2020

In the weekly Librairie Drawn & Quarterly Books of the Week, the Montreal bookstore recommends several new works of fiction, art books, periodicals, and comics. Librairie Drawn & Quarterly is one of Montreal's premiere independent bookstores. Becoming Horses by Disa Wallander Disa Wallander is a Stockholm-based cartoonist and illustrator and Becoming Horses is her debut graphic with Drawn & Quarterly. It’s a dreamlike, non-narrative comic in which a handful of childlike characters explore ...
Tags: Music, Japan, David, United States, New York Times, Wes Anderson, Montreal, Stockholm, Tove Jansson, Anderson, Atomic Books Comics Preview, Librairie Drawn Quarterly Books of the Week, Weekly Standard, Librairie Drawn Quarterly, Wallander, McNeil


Zillow CEO Rich Barton reportedly just became a billionaire. Meet the serial entrepreneur who also founded Expedia and Glassdoor.

Rich Barton, the founder and CEO of Zillow, became a billionaire after the homebuying site stock surged on a strong earnings report on February 20. Barton led Zillow — which is best known for its suite of real-estate websites including Trulia, HotPads, Naked Apartments, and Streeteasy — to expand into buying users' homes on-demand. Barton also founded travel booking site Expedia while working at Microsoft in the 1990s and cofounded workplace review platform Glassdoor during a nine-year hiatus ...
Tags: Apple, Microsoft, California, Steve Jobs, Boston, America, Trends, Bloomberg, Cnn, Atlantic, Ford, New York Times, Steve Ballmer, Silicon Valley, The New York Times, IAC


Tony Hale Lands Leading Role in Hulu’s The Mysterious Benedict Society

Tony Hale Lands Leading Role in Hulu’s The Mysterious Benedict Society Deadline reports that Veep actor Tony Hale has landed one of the leading roles in Hulu’s adventure drama series The Mysterious Benedict Society. The two-time Emmy winner will play two roles — that of Mr. Benedict and his twin brother Mr. Curtain. The series is based on author Trenton Lee Stewart’s coming-of-age adventure novel series of the same name. The adaptation is penned by Ride Along writing duo Matt Manfredi and Phi...
Tags: Hbo, TV, Movies, New York Times, TV News, Hulu, Veep, Benedict, Hale, Tony Hale, ComingSoon, Bobin, Phil Hay, Matt Manfredi, Carson Ellis, Darren Swimmer


Biden’s Campaign Has Been Neglecting Super Tuesday States Days Before Crucial Contests

2020 Democratic candidate Joe Biden hasn’t been spending as much time in the Super Tuesday states as one would expect ahead of the critical batch of primaries next week — and it could cost him. The New York Times reported on Wednesday that state Democratic Party leaders have been taken aback by Biden’s lack of ground game as Super Tuesday looms ever closer. For example, the former vice president’s campaign has only one office in the delegate-rich state of California, compared to the 23 office...
Tags: Texas, News, California, Alabama, Joe Biden, Arkansas, New York Times, Biden, Times, Gray, Democratic Party, Sen Bernie Sanders, Lone Star, Mary Mancini, Anthony Daniels, Super Tuesday