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Elon Musk is now the world's second-richest person. Here's how the billionaire Tesla and SpaceX CEO went from getting bullied as a child to becoming one of the most successful and controversial men in tech.

Elon Musk. Steve Nesius/Reuters Elon Musk has had a tumultuous yet successful life.  He was bullied as a child but ultimately attended an Ivy League university before going on to become the CEO of two companies, Tesla and SpaceX, and the founder of three more. He's also been married three times and has triplets and twins. He recently had another baby with his girlfriend, the musician Grimes.  But Musk also courts controversy, especially on Twitter. The tech billionaire has been outspoken a...
Tags: Transportation, Mark Zuckerberg, Spacex, Elon Musk, New York, Hollywood, Robert Downey Jr, Microsoft, Australia, California, Ebay, White House, Ipo, Time, US, Los Angeles

Throwback word of the week: Buckraking

In January 2010 I wrote about a new-to-me word, buckraker, that I’d spotted in a Frank Rich column about the Tea Party movement. A portmanteau of buck (dollar) and muckraker (someone, usually a journalist, who digs into allegations of corruption), buckraker means “someone who uses fame or connections to earn a significant amount of money outside his or her regular job.” Another form of the word, buckraking, is back in the news this week as President-elect Joe Biden reveals his choices for Cab...
Tags: Google, Politics, UK, Obama, Joe Biden, Linguistics, Fox News, Biden, Vox, Hillary, Tea Party, Tucker Carlson, Blackstone Group, Carlyle Group, Antony Blinken, Clintons

Inside BuzzFeed and HuffPost's tie-up

Hi! Welcome to the Insider Advertising daily for November 23. I'm Lauren Johnson, a senior advertising reporter at Business Insider. Subscribe here to get this newsletter in your inbox every weekday. Send me feedback or tips at [email protected]'s news: Inside BuzzFeed and HuffPost's tie-up, Bain & Co.'s bet on marketing, and Sports Illustrated-branded CBD cream. UK Independence Party leader Nigel Farage takes part in a BuzzFeed News and Facebook live EU referendum debate o...
Tags: Google, Facebook, Nordstrom, Hbo, UK, Media, Buzzfeed, Advertising, Marketing, Trends, Eu, Larry Page, Digital Media, Nigel Farage, New York Times, Sergey Brin

The One Club Announces Global Winners For Young Guns 18

The One Club for Creativity , the world's foremost non-profit organization recognizing creative excellence in advertising and design, has announced the diverse group of 31 winners hailing from 11 countries for the prestigious  Young Guns 18  competition, celebrating creative professionals age 30 or younger.  Young Guns is the industry’s only cross-disciplinary, portfolio-based global awards competition that identifies today’s vanguard of young creatives.  Submissions highlighting both ...
Tags: Hong Kong, New York, London, Featured, India, Advertising, Los Angeles, Brooklyn, Art and design, Tokyo, Rio De Janeiro, Dublin, Vox, Collins, Belgrade, James Victore

Philadelphia burning: The city’s forgotten outrage against a Black community

Workers use a screen to sift through debris brought from the gutted MOVE house on May 16, 1985. George Widman/AP Photos On May 13, 1985, Philadelphia police dropped a bomb on 6621 Osage Avenue which left 11 people dead, including five children, and burned down 61 homes. The building was the headquarters of MOVE, a radical West Philadelphia group whose ideology combined Black revolutionary ideals with environmental and animal rights. In 1988, a grand jury cleared then-Mayor Wilson Goode and...
Tags: News, Washington Post, US, Trends, New York Times, Philadelphia, Npr, The New York Times, Vox, Black Lives Matter, Black, Philadelphia Inquirer, West Philadelphia, Philadelphia City Council, Philadelphia Police, Peter Morgan

BuzzFeed Buying HuffPost In Surprising Media Move

BuzzFeed is buying HuffPost from Verizon as part of a bigger deal that has the wireless giant investing in the digital-media company. BuzzFeed and Verizon did not disclose terms of the deal. Verizon will be a minority shareholder in BuzzFeed and the two companies will partner on content and ads. A downturn in advertising due to the pandemic has hurt both traditional and digital-only media organizations, resulting in layoffs and furloughs. Digital newsrooms had been consolidating even before t...
Tags: Verizon, News, Yahoo, Arianna Huffington, Buzzfeed, Digital, Aol, Vox, Jonah Peretti, Huffington Post, New York Magazine, HuffPost, Peretti, David Taintor, Facebook That Verizon Media

How Errol Morris Became Obsessed with — and Figured Out — the Truth of a Famous War Photograph Errol Morris didn’t go all the way to the Crimean Peninsula just because of a sentence written by Susan Sontag. “No,” he once explained to a friend, “it was actually two sentences.” Found in Regarding the Pain of Others, Sontag’s late book-length essay on war photography, these lines deal with the fact that “many of the canonical images of early war photography turn out to have been staged, or to have had their subjects tampered with.” Take Val...
Tags: Google, Facebook, Photography, College, History, New York Times, Vox, Seoul, Tennyson, Morris, Valley, Abraham Lincoln, Facebook Twitter, Errol Morris, Fenton, Susan Sontag

"[T]here is a lot of demand for me to address the situation at Vox in detail or to assimilate my personal story into a larger narrative about 'wokeness' or the culture wars."

"Personally I’m not a huge fan of navel-gazing. So I’ll just say that my personal interest in reclaiming my status as an independent, blog-like voice transcends any particular issues with any particular publication. I wanted to do this, not go find a different job, and I thank those of you who’ve joined me on this journey." Matt Yglesias has a thing called "What's wrong with the media" at Slow Boring, his new place. Are you a fan of navel-gazing?  Navel-gazing or omphaloskepsis is the conte...
Tags: Law, Journalism, Metaphor, Meditation, Language, Nyt, Vox, Hinduism, Matt Yglesias, Yglesias, Greek Orthodox Church, Ann Althouse, Body Parts, Microaggression, Mount Athos Greece, J G Minningen

The Geek in Review Ep. 95 – Spotting Bias and Politicization of Local News Sources – Loyd Auerbach and Dave Boitano

We live in a society that cannot seem to come to an agreement on what is truth and what are lies. People are seeking out stories that back up their beliefs rather than seek out the truths which may undermine those beliefs. We particularly see this on social media, but there are other sites out there which pass themselves off as local news organization which is really just biased sources designed to play upon the needs of people to have their “truths” backed up with like-minded articles. We aske...
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Vox poll: Most Republican voters question Biden’s election win

A majority of likely Republican voters also agree with Trump’s decision not to concede — for now.
Tags: Biden, Vox, Trump

Canada: Breakwater Resources Sells Strategic North American Royalty Portfolio To Vox - Gowling WLG

On November 10, 2020, Vox Royalty Corp. (TSXV: VOX) announced that it had entered into a binding purchase and sale agreement to acquire the rights to a portfolio of up to eight royalties from Breakwater Resources Ltd. and some of its wholly-owned affiliates.
Tags: News, Canada, Vox, Vox Royalty Corp, Breakwater Resources Ltd

Polls: What voters want in a Biden Cabinet

This survey is the first in a new partnership between Vox and Data For Progress.
Tags: Vox, Biden Cabinet

Philadelphia city council apologizes for approving the police bombing of one of its Black neighborhood's killing 11 people, including 5 children

Aerial view of smoke rising from Osage Avenue in Cobbs Creek on May 14, 1985 after police bombed the roof of MOVE's compound. Bettmann/Getty Images Philadelphia City Council voted on Thursday to formally apologize for their decision to approve a bombing, which left 11 people dead, including five children, and burned down 61 homes in 1985. On May 13, 1985, police dropped an explosive device on the roof of the compound of MOVE, a Black radical group, as officers tried to evict them, acco...
Tags: News, Justice, Trends, Law Enforcement, New York Times, News UK, Philadelphia, Vox, Council, Philadelphia Inquirer, West Philadelphia, Philadelphia City Council, Cobbs Creek, W Wilson Goode, Osage Avenue, Wilson Goode

[REVIEW] iASUS Stealth Throat Microphone

Introduction Real time, face-to-face communication in our COVID-19 world is or can be severely restricted and technology-based solution is more important than ever.  And thankfully, for the most part, our requirements are met or being met through solutions that provide the ability to communicate in real-time, at any time, with someone in virtually any part of the world. Communication and data technology products that can be used without compromising personal safety protocols and the integrity o...
Tags: Google, Bt, US, Samsung, Siri, Nasa, Best, Motorcycles, Bob, Vox, DSP, Bluetooth Low Energy, PTT, CNC, Doug, Cardo

Good news turns tech upside down as Jeff Bezos looks for friends

Hello, and welcome to this Wednesday's edition of the Insider Tech newsletter, where we break down the biggest news in tech. Did someone forward this newsletter to you? Get Insider Tech straight in your inbox by subscribing here  This week: Good news turns tech upside down as Jeff Bezos looks for new friends Jeff Bezos, founder and chief executive officer of Amazon, poses as he stands atop a supply truck during a photo opportunity at the premises of a shopping mall in the southern Indian c...
Tags: Apple, Google, Amazon, Startups, Europe, Enterprise, Microsoft, Mac, China, Softbank, Satya Nadella, Disney, US, Trends, Eu, Cyprus

‘Hillbilly Elegy’ Review Round-Up: Ron Howard’s Shameless Oscar Bait Drama is Very, Very Bad

In 2016, J.D. Vance published his memoir Hillbilly Elegy, which became a nationwide sensation after the election of Donald Trump, with media pundits scrambling to understand Trump’s influence over the rust belt states, or “Trump country,” as it was dubbed. Four years and one Trump presidential election loss later, Ron Howard‘s adaptation of Hillbilly Elegy hits Netflix and the Oscar contender circuit, complete with transformative scenery-chewing performances from Oscar nominees Glenn Close and ...
Tags: Hollywood, Movies, Drama, America, Netflix, New York Times, Glenn Close, Amy Adams, Vox, Donald Trump, Vanity Fair, Ron-Howard, True Story, Trump, Adams, Indiewire

Tucker Carlson stands by Trump's unproven claims of voter fraud but admits it's not 'enough to alter the election result'

Tucker Carlson Associated Press Tucker Carlson said there is not enough evidence of voter fraud to change the fact that Joe Biden won the election. But Carlson insisted that there has been voter fraud, despite a report from an international group of election observers that said otherwise.  Trump lawyers who are handling challenges to election results also said they're concerned the lawsuits are not based on evidence.  Visit Business Insider's homepage for more stories. Fox News host Tucker...
Tags: New York Post, Politics, Elections, Media, Trends, Georgia, Joe Biden, Pennsylvania, House, New York Times, Fox News, Michigan, Biden, Vox, Fox News Channel, Donald Trump

Vice President-elect Kamala Harris comes from a family of lawyers and Stanford graduates. Meet the family.

Kamala Harris with her husband and niece's daughter. Mason Trinca/Getty Images Kamala Harris made history last week when she and Joe Biden became the projected winners of the 2020 US presidential election. Born to immigrant parents from Jamaica and India, Harris is the first Black woman and the first Indian American woman to appear on a Democratic ticket and to become the vice persident-elect. We took a look at Harris' extended family, which has five lawyers and several Stanford gradua...
Tags: Facebook, Mark Zuckerberg, Politics, News, Obama, California, Washington Post, Washington, Life, Stanford, Senate, India, New York City, US, America, Los Angeles

Trump cites the 'best pollster in Britain' in baseless claims that Biden stole the election, but that pollster is accused of lying about having a PhD

President Donald Trump. Getty President Donald Trump has not yet conceded his loss in the 2020 presidential election.  Instead, he has taken to Twitter to call the results illegitimate, using a pollster who is accused of lying about his academic history to bolster his argument.  The pollster Trump referenced in his tweet is Patrick Basham, whom sociology scholars have accused of faking his academic credentials.  "We have found no published source claiming Basham has a PhD from any other un...
Tags: Politics, Obama, White House, Trends, Joe Biden, Cnn, Britain, Pennsylvania, House, Biden, Vox, Donald Trump, Cambridge University, British Medical Journal, Trump, Donald J Trump

New York Gov. Cuomo predicts scientists will speak 'unmuzzled' now that 'Trump is out of office'

NY Gov. Andrew Cuomo at a press conference on July 23, 2020 in New York City Jeenah Moon/Getty Images New York Gov. Andrew Cuomo said health and government officials will be able to speak freely "now that Mr. Trump is out of office."  "I think you'll see scientists speak with unmuzzled voice" after Joe Biden's victory was called over President Donald Trump in the 2020 presidential election, Cuomo said. Trump's administration has established a pattern of publicly breaking with and attemptin...
Tags: Health, Politics, New York, Science, News, Abc, White House, US, Trends, Joe Biden, Pennsylvania, United States, Biden, Andrew Cuomo, Vox, Donald Trump

Ikea partnered with a tiny home maker to unveil its own 'Tiny Home Project' — see inside the $63,350 Vista Boho XL

The IKEA Tiny Home Project's exterior. Josiah and Steph Photography Tiny home maker Escape Homes partnered with Ikea to create a tiny home on wheels for the furniture giant's sustainability-focused Tiny Home Project. The tiny home sits inside of Escape Homes' 187-square foot Vista Boho XL, which has a bedroom, living room, kitchen, and bathroom. The interior is primarily equipped with Ikea furniture, and the home is now being offered by Escape Homes for $63,350. Visit Business Insider'...
Tags: Transportation, US, Trends, Sustainability, Furniture, Ikea, Retail, Vox, RV, Business Insider, Tiny Home On Wheels, Tiny Home, Norden, Josiah, Kungsbacka, ESCAPE Homes

Biden won the Electoral College. Now he should call for it to be abolished.

On Friday, Decision Desk HQ projected President-elect Joe Biden the winner of the US presidential election. Drew Angerer/Getty Images Black voters across the country — especially in Atlanta and Philadelphia — helped secure Joe Biden's Electoral College win. But thanks to the way the Electoral College works, their votes count less than their white counterparts. If Biden wants to push back against the narrative that the Democratic Party takes Black voters for granted, the least he could do i...
Tags: Texas, Congress, California, Senate, Virginia, US, America, Trends, Atlanta, Joe Biden, Canada, Wyoming, House, New York Times, Philadelphia, Biden

Biden's first move as president-elect will be to announce a new coronavirus task force in coming days: report

BRENDAN SMIALOWSKI/AFP via Getty Images President-elect Joe Biden will announce a 12-person coronavirus task force on Monday, according to Axios.  The task force will be led by former Surgeon General Vivek Murthy, former Food and Drug Administration Commissioner David Kessler, and Yale School of Medicine professor Dr. Marcella Nunez-Smith, according to Axios.  By declaring the formation of this task force, Biden signals toward expactations that the coronavirus will continue to be an area ...
Tags: Health, Politics, Science, White House, Trends, Joe Biden, Pennsylvania, Food And Drug Administration, Biden, Vox, Donald Trump, Presidential Election, Kamala Harris, Trump, Yale School of Medicine, Vivek Murthy

Police cordoned off Trump Tower in New York City after Biden won the presidency

Trump Tower cordoned off. William Antonelli/Business Insider Police in New York City closed off city blocks surrounding Trump Tower following news of Joe Biden's presidential victory.  Manhattan's Fifth Avenue, along which Trump Tower is located, was left empty of cars, buses, bicycles, and people, except for police officers.  Biden surpassed 270 electoral votes by flipping swing state Pennsylvania Friday morning, paving the way forward for a Biden-Harris administration. Visit Business Ins...
Tags: Politics, Elections, New York, White House, New York City, Trends, Joe Biden, Pennsylvania, Manhattan, Fifth Avenue, Biden, Vox, Donald Trump, New York Police Department, Trump, Trump Tower

Barack and Michelle Obama congratulate Joe Biden on his presidential victory: 'Could not be prouder'

The White House's relationship with the press has changed significantly since then-Vice President Biden and President Barack Obama left the White House. Olivier Douliery-Pool/Getty Images Former President Barack Obama congratulated his partner, former Vice President Joe Biden, after multiple news outlets projected that he and Kamala Harris had won the 2020 election. "I could not be prouder to congratulate our next President, Joe Biden, and our next First Lady, Jill Biden," Obama said i...
Tags: Politics, Elections, Obama, White House, Barack Obama, Trends, Joe Biden, Pennsylvania, Michelle Obama, Biden, Vox, Donald Trump, Kamala Harris, Barack, Joe, HARRIS

Joe Biden and Kamala Harris changed their Twitter bios to reflect their White House victories

Former Vice President Joe Biden and Sen. Kamala Harris shake hands before the start of the second night of the second 2020 presidential Democratic candidates debate in Detroit, Michigan, July 31, 2019. Lucas Jackson/Reuters Biden and Harris' Twitter bios now say "President-Elect" and "Vice President-Elect of the United States," respectively.  With their victory, Biden and Harris will begin to prepare to settle into the White House against the backdrop of President Donald Trump potentially ...
Tags: Politics, Elections, White House, Trends, Joe Biden, Pennsylvania, United States, Biden, Vox, Donald Trump, Kamala Harris, HARRIS, Detroit Michigan, 2020 Elections, MSNBC Fox News, Center for Popular Democracy

Joe Biden and Kamala Harris change their Twitter bios to reflect their White House victories

Former Vice President Joe Biden and Sen. Kamala Harris shake hands before the start of the second night of the second 2020 presidential Democratic candidates debate in Detroit, Michigan, July 31, 2019. Lucas Jackson/Reuters Biden and Harris' Twitter bios now say "President-Elect" and "Vice President-Elect of the United States," respectively.  With their victory, Biden and Harris will begin to prepare to settle into the White House against the backdrop of President Donald Trump potentially ...
Tags: Politics, Elections, White House, Trends, Joe Biden, Pennsylvania, United States, Biden, Vox, Donald Trump, Kamala Harris, HARRIS, Detroit Michigan, 2020 Elections, MSNBC Fox News, Center for Popular Democracy

US election live: 'Democracy works,' says Biden as he urges patience with count showing him on verge of win

Georgia confirms recount while Biden leads in two key statesBiden calls for unity as he stands poised to win presidencyThe vanishing ‘red mirage’: how Trump’s election week souredWhy are the media reporting different US election results?Trump v Biden – full 2020 results as they come in 10.23am GMT “Tomorrow is the beginning of a new day,” Joe Biden said in his final campaign rally in Pittsburgh on the eve of the US election. “There’s one more day to show who we are as a country: looking out ...
Tags: Republicans, White House, US, America, Georgia, World news, Joe Biden, US news, Democrats, US politics, House Of Representatives, US Senate, Nevada, US Congress, Biden, Vox

Joe Biden Announced As Projected Winner of 2020 Presidential Election After Taking Georgia & Pennsylvania

After what seems like forever and three days, former Vice President Joe Biden—who served two terms under President Barack Obama and spent 36 years in the U.S. Senate—has been announced by Vox as the projected winner of the 2020 presidential election, which will make him the 46th president of the United States of America. Keep in mind that this does not mean that Joe Biden has OFFICIALLY won the race, however, after taking the lead in both Georgia and Pennsylvania early Friday morning (Nov. 6), i...
Tags: Politics, News, White House, Barack Obama, Georgia, Joe Biden, Pennsylvania, Jazz, Biden, Vox, Donald Trump, Kamala Harris, Trump, United States of America, U S Senate, HARRIS

All the history-making moments for diversity and representation in the 2020 election

Vice President-elect Kamala Harris made history Friday. Mason Trinca / Stringer / Getty Images On Friday, President-elect Joe Biden's running mate, Kamala Harris became the nation's first vice president elect who is a woman, Black, and of Indian descent. In addition, many other people from underrepresented backgrounds were elected to serve as lawmakers. Democrat Sarah McBride became the country's first openly transgender state senator and Republican Madison Cawthorn became the youngest per...
Tags: Florida, New York, Congress, Colorado, Washington Post, Senate, US, Trends, Georgia, Joe Biden, Getty Images, Fox, Brooklyn, Gop, Missouri, Washington Dc