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The Rise Of Esports

This post is provided by Adrian. Today, the esports industry is absolutely huge, and is full of opportunities for entrepreneurs. The esports industry is worth a whopping 1.08 billion dollars worldwide and is lucrative in European, Asian and North American markets. Since 2016, the industry has been steadily growing by around 8.5 percent every single year. Before you invest in an esports business, you are going to need to know a little bit about the history of competitive gaming. Here is a whistle...
Tags: Amazon, Business, Sales, United States, New Zealand, Rolling Stone, Lenovo, Pong, Esports, Stanford University, Adrian, Major League Gaming, Origins Esports


News Brief: May updates from the Google News Initiative

Last month, we supported new programs to drive business development, media literacy and elections reporting around the world. We’re collaborating with news partners through virtual events, supporting innovation in journalism through new tools, and much more. Read on for May updates.Providing new resources to drive Advertising revenue Starting June 1, the GNI Digital Growth Program is launching Advertisingworkshops in six languages. Workshops will be available in English in North America and the ...
Tags: Google, Asia, Hong Kong, Europe, California, Mexico, Germany, Asia Pacific, Brazil, Argentina, North America, Latin America, Stanford University, Peru Colombia, Daily Maverick, GNI


Gun Control Howls, Gnashes Teeth When California’s Rifle Ban Struck

By Larry Keane Gun control supporters are howling. They’re gnashing teeth with rage knowing that their “failed experiment” and labyrinth of lies came crashing down. IMG iStock-870534950 U.S.A. -(AmmoLand.com)- Gun control supporters are howling. They’re gnashing teeth with rage knowing that their “failed experiment” and labyrinth of lies came crashing down. Their gun grab is revealed for what it is – unconstitutional. U.S. District Court Judge Roger Benitez struck down California’s 30-year-...
Tags: Guns, California, America, Ford, States, Oakland, Biden, Stanford University, Miller, Benitez, IMG, U S Court of Appeals, Ninth Circuit, Center for American Progress, Heller, Mercury News


California’s K-12 funding formula likely to change, but there’s disagreement over how

By John Fensterwald EdSource For the first time since its adoption eight years ago, Gov. Gavin Newsom wants to change the formula that determines more than 70% of California school districts’ annual spending. But his plan to direct more money only to districts with the greatest concentration of low-income children is proving to be a tough sell so far to the Legislature. The Local Control Funding Formula already targets additional funding to school districts based on the enrollment of four groups...
Tags: News, Education, California, Senate, Los Angeles, San Francisco, Sport, Soccer, Jerry Brown, Stanford University, Gavin Newsom, Laird, Brown, Legislature, Assembly, Steve Ward


Saso inspired by McIlroy to US Women's Open glory

Yuka Saso shows off the US Women’s Open trophy. Picture: USGA Yuka Saso thanked Rory McIlroy for his support and inspiration after she fought back from a horror start to beat Japan’s Nasa Hataoka at the third hole of a playoff to win the US Women’s Open at the Olympic Club.The 19-year-old, who models her swing on the four-time Major champion, became t...
Tags: Japan, Sweden, Instagram, US, San Francisco, Sport, Aig, Golf, Rory Mcilroy, European Tour, Tokyo, Ncaa, Kim, Kpmg, Oklahoma, Alex


Why Steve Jobs' 2005 commencement speech is the most watched in history

When the Apple co-founder spoke, people listened, and rarely did Jobs share himself so nakedly as he did with graduating students at Stanford University in 2005.
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Scientists can induce out-of-body experiences without drugs

This article was originally published on our sister site, Freethink.Feeling centered and in control of your body is a part of being human that we take for granted in our daily lives. But for millions of people suffering from post-traumatic stress, epilepsy, or another neuropsychiatric condition, this sense of self can slip out their hands in moments of "dissociation."These dissociated states, which are often described as out-of-body experiences, are not inherently harmful in themselves, but they...
Tags: Psychology, Medicine, Mental Health, Innovation, Stanford University, Karl Deisseroth, Deisseroth


This 19-year-old climate advisor who started her own nonprofit and worked on Greta Thunberg's youth strikes spends her days meeting UN officials and grabbing pizza with friends

Sophia Kianni. Sophia Kianni Sophia Kianni, 19, is a climate change activist based in Virginia. She works with the UN and the Gen Z consulting firm JUV. She broke down what her typical day looks like. See more stories on Insider's business page. Days are busy for Sophia Kianni, a climate activist and founder of the nonprofit Climate Cardinals.Much of her work centers on the climate crisis, a topic she has been interested in since visiting Iran, her parents' homeland, seven years ag...
Tags: New York, Instagram, Washington, Stanford, Virginia, New York City, Matt Damon, Trends, Iran, Bbc, United Nations, Un, Unicef, Stanford University, Penn Station, Hart


Working mothers could face more negative effects from hybrid work models than their single male counterparts. Experts say the solution is to make remote work the default.

A child plays while his mother works remotely. Julian Stratenschulte/picture alliance via Getty Images Partial remote work could create a two-class system where workers in the office are rewarded. This system could benefit unattached men and harm working mothers who need flexibility. Experts say the solution is to make remote work the norm, not the exception. See more stories on Insider's business page. In some form or another, remote work is here to stay. While some US workers are a...
Tags: Google, US, America, Trends, Strategy, Remote Work, Bloomberg, Analysis, Working From Home, Frost, Zillow, Jamie Dimon, Sundar Pichai, Stanford University, Tufts University, Working Moms


How Genetic Tests Change the Way We See Our Race

A genetic ancestry test (GAT) can not only unearth deep family secrets, it also can change how people self-identify their race on surveys. A new study by Stanford sociologists delves into how such changes could affect data that demographers use to measure population shifts and monitor racial inequalities. Stanford University’s Aliya Saperstein, associate professor of sociology, and sociology doctoral candidate Sasha Shen Johfre explored how people who have taken a GAT use their newfound ancestr...
Tags: Parenting, Stanford, Black, Stanford University, U S Census, Saperstein, Stanford News Read, Aliya Saperstein, Sasha Shen Johfre, Johfre, National Bone Marrow Donor Program


"[R]esidents of the John Knox Village senior community got a trip via computer to the International Space Station in the kickoff to a Stanford University study..."

"... on whether virtual reality can improve the emotional well-being of older people. Donning 1-pound (470-gram) headsets with video and sound, the four could imagine floating weightless with astronauts and get a 360-degree tour of the station. In other programs, residents can take virtual visits to Paris, Venice, Egypt or elsewhere around the globe; attend a car rally, skydive or go on a hike.... The goal is to see whether virtual reality can improve their mood, strengthen their relationships w...
Tags: Travel, Law, Aging, Global Warming, Computers, International Space Station, Stanford University, WaPo, John Knox, Ann Althouse, Paris Venice Egypt


The Quarantine Stream: ‘Orange County’ Has an Indie Comedy Spirit and It’s Totally Underrated

(Welcome to The Quarantine Stream, a new series where the /Film team shares what they’ve been watching while social distancing during the COVID-19 pandemic.) The Movie: Orange County Where You Can Stream It: HBO Max The Pitch: Shaun Brumder (Colin Hanks) is a former surf-bro turned aspiring writer who is hellbent on getting out of the vapid, artificial confines of Orange County, California so he can go to Stanford University and study under his favorite writer. But when his guidance counselo...
Tags: Hbo, Comedy, Hollywood, Movies, Stanford, Features, Tom Hanks, Teen, Mtv, John Lithgow, Orange County, Jack Black, Stanford University, Midwest, Lily Tomlin, Lawrence Kasdan


Stanford reverses, allows student who mocked Federalist Society to graduate

Stanford University has announced that it will be allowing law student Nicholas Wallace to graduate later this month after previously...
Tags: Stanford, Stanford University, Federalist Society, Nicholas Wallace


Jeeves emerges from stealth with $131M in debt and equity and a16z as a lead investor

Jeeves, which is building an “all-in-one expense management platform” for global startups , is emerging from stealth today with $131 million in total funding, including $31 million in equity and $100 million in debt financing.  The $31 million in equity consists of a new $26 million Series A and a previously unannounced $5 million seed round. Andreessen Horowitz (a16z) led the Series A funding, which also included participation from YC Continuity Fund, Jaguar Ventures, Urban Innovati...
Tags: Fundings & Exits, Startups, TC, Apps, Money, Mexico, Finance, Funding, NFL, Startup, Tech, Banking, Colombia, Canada, United States, Chile


Companies could invite a 'minefield' of lawsuits if they let employees choose how often they work remotely, economist says

Tom Werner/Getty Images Hybrid work could eventually result in lawsuits, Stanford economist Nicholas Bloom told Bloomberg. Single men could return to the office full-time while working mothers may work from home some days. It could result in a difference in promotion rates and a "legal minefield" for companies, he said. See more stories on Insider's business page. The future of work could bring about new challenges for employers and employees alike - including, one leading economist s...
Tags: Work From Home, Microsoft, Stanford, US, Careers, Trends, Remote Work, Bloomberg, Austin, Hsbc, Working From Home, Salesforce, Zillow, Sundar Pichai, Cnbc, Stanford University


Colleges are racing to address the 'chasm' between technical and business people as a divided workforce returns to workplaces

Experts say there's a "chasm" between tech and non-tech teams within companies - but schools are aiming to address it. Justin Sullivan/Getty Images Academia is aiming to address the "chasm between tech and non-tech people" at many tech companies. Research cites areas where engineers should improve - but "knowledge workers" can too. Have you seen a tech versus non-tech divide? Let us know at [email protected] and [email protected] See more stories on Insider's business page. As...
Tags: Google, Enterprise, Trends, Tech, Culture, Silicon Valley, Office Culture, Engineers, Stanford University, Nordic, Almeida, Utah State University, Jeff Elder, Tech Insider, Karen Wickre, Silicon Valley Culture


John Steinbeck Really Did Write A Werewolf Novel. No Way His Estate Is Letting You See It.

“The manuscript, Murder at Full Moon, was completed in 1930 but was never published. A single copy has been sitting, mostly forgotten, in an archive in Texas since 1969. It includes drawings by Steinbeck himself. A scholar of American literature at Stanford University is pushing for the book to be published, but the agents for Steinbeck’s estate vehemently refused this week.” – The New York Times
Tags: Art, Texas, Words, Stanford University, John Steinbeck, Steinbeck, 05.27.21


Experts from Toyota, Ford and Hyundai will discuss automotive robotics at TC Sessions: Mobility

The events of the past year have only served to accelerate interest in all things robotics and automation. It’s a phenomenon we’ve seen across a broad range of categories, and automotive is certainly no different. Of course, carmakers are no strangers to the world of robotics. Automation has long played a key role in manufacturing, and more recently, robotics have played another central role in the form of self-driving vehicles. For this panel, however, we’re going to look past those much-discus...
Tags: Google, TC, Transportation, Tech, Automotive, Ford, Michigan, Toyota, Manufacturing, Robotics, Engines, Robot, Hyundai, New Horizons, Stanford University, Boston Dynamics


Brazilian proptech startup QuintoAndar lands $300M at a $4B valuation

Fintech and proptech are two sectors that are seeing exploding growth in Latin America, as financial services and real estate are two categories in particular dire need of innovation in a region. Brazil’s QuintoAndar, which has developed a real estate marketplace focused on rentals and sales, has seen impressive growth in recent years. And today, the São Paulo-based proptech has announced it has closed on $300 million in a Series E round of funding that values it at an impressive $4 billion. The...
Tags: Softbank, US, Tech, Brazil, Silicon Valley, Fintech, Latin America, Stanford University, Cto, Accel, Sao Paulo, Braga, Huber, Ribbit Capital, Nick Huber, Kevin Efrusy


Officers who kill often catch break at sentencing

By Don Babwin | Associated Press CHICAGO — Throughout the murder trial, prosecutors showed jurors the video seen countless times around the world of the white police officer killing a Black male. And when it was over, the jurors found the officer guilty of murder. That was in 2018. Now, as former Minneapolis Police Officer Derek Chauvin waits to be sentenced for killing George Floyd, it’s worth remembering what happened in Chicago after a jury convicted a white police officer in the shooting dea...
Tags: Politics, New York, Texas, Crime, News, Minnesota, Minneapolis, California, Sport, Cnn, Chicago, Soccer, United States, Courts, Associated Press, Spike Lee


Smartwatches Can Predict Your Blood Test Results, Study Finds

There’s no shortage of stories in which smartwatches have been credited with saving lives, but it turns out they can also predict the results of your blood tests, according to researchers from Duke University and Stanford University School of Medicine.Read more...
Tags: Apple, Internet Of Things, Science, Technology, Smartwatch, Samsung, Intel, Fitbit, Wearable Technology, Wearable Devices, Stanford University, Duke University, Michael Snyder, Ubiquitous Computing, Wear OS, Wearable Computers


The Geek in Review Ep. 119 – Law and Cultural Psychology with R&G Insights Lab’s Dr. Caitlin Handron

Dr. Caitlin Handron When Ropes & Gray launched their R&G Insights Lab consulting arm, one of their goals was to create a dynamic legal team with specialized expertise in analytics, behavioral science, and strategic consulting. Dr. Caitlin Handron completes the behavior science part of that mission, and she talks with us about how that expertise helps guide clients on issues of risk and compliance, DEI goals, and cultural assessments. Dr. Handron’s experience at Stanford University’s SPARQ “D...
Tags: Apple, Podcast, New York, Law, Stanford, Uncategorized, Diversity, Bloomberg, Cnn, Gartner, Coinbase, Rudy Giuliani, Stanford University, Gray, Nyu, Human Psychology


I spent a month using popular meditation app Calm to help with my longtime panic disorder. Here's my verdict.

Author Sarah Fielding meditating. Sarah Fielding Meditation can help with anxiety, depression, chronic pain, high blood pressure, and sleep problems. Sarah Fielding, who's used Headspace before, tried the Calm app, which costs $69.99 for a year. She enjoyed the quick sleep meditations and meditation sets, but the app has some downsides. See more stories on Insider's business page. In September 2016, my mental health was incredibly poor.Each day was a struggle filled with intrusive ...
Tags: Apple, Google, Sleep, Trends, Stress, Meditation, Anxiety, Antarctica, Harry, Mandy Moore, Lightspeed Venture Partners, Sarah, Stanford University, Marc Benioff, Nordic, Headspace


Meet billionaire investor Laurene Powell Jobs, wife of the late Apple cofounder Steve Jobs who spends much of her $21 billion on charity and says her kids won't inherit the fortune

Laurene Powell Jobs. Steve Jennings/Getty Images Laurene Powell Jobs more than the widow of Apple cofounder Steve Jobs. She's also a powerful impact investor and philanthropist with a net worth of $21.7 billion. Powell Jobs hosts elaborate Halloween shows at her Silicon Valley home and owns a $110 million yacht. Visit Business Insider's homepage for more stories. Laurene Powell Jobs is much more than just Steve Jobs' widow. The 57-year-old billionaire is a formidable presence i...
Tags: Apple, Google, Florida, Education, California, Washington Post, Steve Jobs, Washington, Life, Finance, Stanford, Disney, US, Careers, San Francisco, Trends


what i'm reading: true story by kate reed petty

Kate Reed Petty's True Story is one of the most impressive debut novels you'll ever read. It is both a riveting page-turner and a narrative puzzle, twisting and turning in on itself, leaving the reader reeling and uncertain. This book is very smart and very compelling. It is also very difficult to write about without spoiling! But don't worry, I hate when reviewers reveal too much, and always do my utmost to avoid that.Begin with an incident. A sexual assault. Think , who was assaulted by Brock...
Tags: Travel, Sexual Assault, Stanford University, Petty, Glen Ridge, What I'm Reading, Laura K, Brock Turner, Kate Reed Petty


Alexandra Huynh, 18, Is the New National Youth Poet Laureate

An incoming first-year student at Stanford University has been named the new National Youth Poet Laureate.
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Things to do in the San Fernando Valley, LA area, May 20-27

Derek Harrison’s “Monoliths at El Matador” is part of “On Location in Malibu 2021, Paintings by the California Art Club,” online for now, at the Frederick R. Weisman Museum of Art at Pepperdine University in Malibu.   EVENTS   Gem Faire in Santa Barbara: International gem and jewelry dealers show and sell bead strands, crystals, fossils, minerals, loose gem stones, finished jewelry and jewelry supplies, noon-6 p.m. May 21; 10 a.m.-6 p.m. May 22; 10 a.m.-5 p.m. May 23. Jewelry cleaning, repai...
Tags: Books, Local News, Music + Concerts, Theater, Things to Do, Art, Charity, Cooking, Food, Memorial Day, Museum, Music, San Fernando Valley, Top Stories LADN


Latest research on brain to text communication. Two electrodes attached to a paralyzed 65-year-old man’s brain transformed his imaginary...

Brain to Text Communication Science Photo Library/Pasieka/Getty Images Since Stanford University has an advanced system that converts...
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The 54 best books to read if you want to be a journalist, according to journalism professors

If you buy through our links, we may earn money from affiliate partners. Learn more. Table of Contents: Masthead Sticky Journalism is a diverse and creative profession, so there's much to learn from reading. 55 college professors suggested more than 50 book recommendations to add to your reading list. Below, find books on writing, editing, interviewing, digital media, photography, podcasts, and more. Amazon; Bookshop; Alyssa Powell/Insider Real talk - I'm a soon-to-be journalis...
Tags: Amazon, Boston, America, Trends, Chicago, Harvard, Harvard University, New Jersey, Miami, SEC, Associated Press, University of Pennsylvania, Npr, University of Florida, University Of Maryland, White


CDC panel OK's Pfizer for 12- to 15-year-olds after safety review. Shots could go in arms tomorrow.

California Department of Public Health State Epidemiologist Dr. Erica Pan receives the Johnson & Johnson Janssen one-dose vaccine during a press conference at the Oakland Coliseum vaccination site in Oakland, Calif., on Thursday, March 11, 2021. The event is part of the state"u2019s efforts to increase vaccine acceptance among groups that are less likely to be vaccinated. Jane Tyska/Digital First Media/East Bay Times via Getty Images A panel of CDC advisors voted Wednesday to allow Pfizer&...
Tags: Science, News, Colorado, Cdc, US, Trends, Getty Images, Ford, Pfizer, Stanford University, Vanderbilt University, Oakland Coliseum, Dale, Oakland Calif, Detroit Michigan, Anaheim California