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Conway Snarks Pelosi As WH Meeting Crumbles: ‘That’s Really Pro-Woman Of You’

White House senior adviser Kellyanne Conway reportedly took a dig at House Speaker Nancy Pelosi (D-CA) on Wednesday after President Donald Trump’s infrastructure meeting with Democratic leadership fell apart. The New York Times reported on a testy exchange between Conway and Pelosi after Trump stormed out of the meeting scheduled with Pelosi and Senate Minority Leader Chuck Schumer (D-NY) following a tirade about Democrats’ investigations into his finances. “I knew he was looking for a way ou...
Tags: News, Kellyanne Conway, Nancy Pelosi, White House, Cristina Cabrera

U.S. startup accuses Huawei executive of involvement in trade-secrets theft -WSJ

A Silicon Valley chip startup has accused a top executive of China's Huawei Technologies Co Ltd, Deputy Chairman Eric Xu, of participating in a conspiracy to steal its trade secrets, the Wall Street Journal reported on Wednesday, citing court documents.
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Parents are paying up to $1,000 a week to send their kids to YouTube camp for the summer

YouTube has created a new generation of stars who are raking in thousands while still in elementary school. The trend has led to the creation of summer camps that teach kids how to create digital content and become YouTubers. Some of these camps cost $1,000 per week to teach children how to edit video footage, create personal brands, and post to platforms like TikTok and Twitch. Visit Business Insider's homepage for more stories. With kids like Ryan of YouTube channel Ryan ToysReview generat...

Kevin Durant's Agent Says KD's '100% Undecided' on Where He'll Sign in Free Agency

On Tuesday night, Kevin Durant's agent Rich Kleiman told the Wall Street Journal that his client is "100% undecided" on where he'll sign as a free agent. Do you believe that KD hasn't made up his mind?
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Karr, McCarthy’s chief of staff, to join Silver Lake: Wall Street Journal

Barrett Karr, House Minority Leader Kevin McCarthy’s chief of staff, is joining Silver Lake Partners, the Wall Street Journal reported. James Minn, a long-time McCarthy aide, will succeed Karr on an interim basis, the story said. Karr will join Silver Lake as its head of government relations, the WSJ said.  
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Wednesday round-up

At the NCSL blog, Lisa Soronen looks at Monday’s opinion in Herrera v. Wyoming, in which the court held that “an old treaty allowing Native Americans to hunt on federal land is still valid.” At The Economist’s Democracy in America blog, Steven Mazie writes that “Justice [Neil] Gorsuch’s endorsement of the liberal interpretation gives Herrera added weight and is no surprise: a Coloradan, he came to the Supreme Court from the Tenth Circuit, where he was vigilant on questions of tribal sovereignty....
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Amazon Begins Moving Warehouses Into Malls It Helped Put Out of Business (slashdot)

"It's easy to think of Amazon executives going home every night and bathing in their cynicism," writes Inc. columnist Chris Matyszczyk: It's often contended that Amazon has put an enormous amount of pressure on shopping malls. So much so that many of those malls are shutting their doors. Yet, as the Wall Street Journal reports, Amazon is now moving into precisely those derelict malls. Why? To use the space for its vast and, some might say heartless, fulfillment centers... It's the perfect way ...
Tags: Amazon, News, Wall Street Journal, Chris Matyszczyk, Inc, EditorDavid

Theranos but for poop

The founder of a Silicon Valley bio-testing startup stands accused of misleading investors, cutting scientific corners in the quest for growth, and even romancing a fellow executive. Theranos? Nope. uBiome, the fecal analysis specialists. And the FBI is at the door: On the heels of an FBI raid of its offices in San Francisco, the buzzy health startup uBiome is under investigation. The company, which has raised $105 million and achieved a $600 million valuation, is reportedly being investigated ...
Tags: Post, News, San Francisco, Fbi, Silicon Valley, Wall Street Journal, Business Insider

Barr: Rules were changed to hurt Trump

President Donald Trump is accusing his opponents of treason, claiming the FBI spied on his 2016 campaign. Attorney General William Barr is digging in, telling the Wall Street Journal he "felt the rules were being changed to hurt Trump" and that it is damaging to the presidency.
Tags: News, Fbi, Stories, Donald Trump, Wall Street Journal, Trump, William Barr

RNC Spent More Than $2 Million On Legal Bills In April Alone

The Republican National Committee spent $2.2 million dollars on legal bills in April, according to a Tuesday Wall Street Journal report. Citing Federal Election Commission records, the Journal found that the RNC’s been spending big on law firms. Thanks to the party’s assistance with legal fees incurred by special counsel Robert Mueller’s Russia probe, the RNC has paid lawyers $7.9 million over the past two years and a half years. Now compare that figure to the RNC’s legal tab of $1.8 million ...
Tags: News, White House, Russia, Donald Trump, Republican National Committee, Wall Street Journal, Journal, Trump, Rnc, Robert Mueller, Cristina Cabrera, Russia Probe, Trump Investigations

Sony shows off PS4 Spider-Man game on PS5

We’ve allegedly had our first look at what Sony‘s next-generation PlayStation console will be capable of doing — and, unfortunately, what we saw didn’t show us much of anything except that the PS5 will be able to run PS4 games very well. That’s great for backwards compatibility, but it doesn’t tell us as much about the PS5’s capabilities as we’d all like. The footage comes from Wall Street Journal tech reporter Takashi Mochizuki, who appeared to take the footage at a management meeting showing o...
Tags: Startups, Gaming, Sony, Wall Street Journal, Takashi Mochizuki

REPORT: Mueller Resists Dems’ Request to Testify Publicly about Details Outside His Report

Special Counsel Robert Mueller is resisting congressional Democrats' request that he testify publicly about details of his investigation that were not included in his final report, the Washington Post first reported Tuesday.Mueller and his representatives have reportedly reached an impasse in their negotiations with House Judiciary Committee chairman Jerry Nadler, who would like him to speak publicly about a range of issues, including whether the president could be charged with obstruction o...

Apple just quietly released new MacBook Pro laptops that should fix some of the keyboard issues that were driving people crazy (AAPL)

Apple has released new versions of its 13-inch and 15-inch MacBook Pro laptops with improved keyboards that it says will fix some issues customers have experienced. The company is also expanding its Keyboard Service Program to cover all devices with the butterfly mechanism keyboard at no additional cost. The new laptops will also have faster Intel processors. Visit Business Insider's homepage for more stories.  Apple is updating its 13-inch and 15-inch MacBook Pro lines with a new keyboard th...
Tags: Apple, Google, Trends, Intel, MacBook Air, Wall Street Journal, Macbook Pro, MacBook Pro Apple, MacBook MacBook Pro, Touch Bar Apple, Keyboard Service Program

Sony just showed off the power of the new, unreleased PlayStation with a side-by-side comparison where it crushes the PS4

Sony showed off the power of its new PlayStation console with a side-by-side demonstration comparing it to the PlayStation 4 Pro. The new console uses a solid state drive to drastically increase loading times, and has significantly stronger processing power than the current PlayStation models. Sony has yet to specify a release date or price for their new PlayStation, but it plans to continue supporting the PlayStation 4 for at least three more years. Visit Business Insider's homepage for more ...
Tags: Trends, Sony, Manhattan, Gpu, Wall Street Journal, Takashi Mochizuki

Sony Compares Next Gen PlayStation Load Times to PS4 Pro

A video comparison between the performance of a PlayStation 4 Pro and Sony’s next-generation PlayStation shows off the speed of the latter, as shared by Wall Street Journal reporter Takashi Mochizuki via Twitter on Tuesday. The main focus seems to be the rendering times in the side-by-side comparison, as a countdown appears just above the […]
Tags: News, Sony, Wall Street Journal, Sony Interactive Entertainment, Takashi Mochizuki, Playstation 4 pro, Death Stranding, Ghost of Tsushima, PlayStation 5, The Last of Us Part II, Sony Compares Next Gen PlayStation Load Times

10 Questions Leaders Must Answer When Making Big Decisions

Guest post from Greg Bustin:  Leaders are in the decision-making business. Some of your decisions are bigger than others, and so to be considered successful on your terms as well as the terms of others means you must make more good decisions than bad decisions when the stakes are highest. What’s your decision-making process? There are 10 questions leaders must answer—either intentionally or intuitively, either alone or collaboratively—when making big decisions.   At the heart...
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Justin Bieber’s deodorant deal, and Apple’s Cannes Lions honor: Tuesday Wake-Up Call

Welcome to Ad Age’s Wake-Up Call, our daily roundup of advertising, marketing, media and digital news. You can get an audio version of this briefing on your Alexa device; sign up here. What people are talking about today Justin Bieber already launched a perfume and a fashion label. What’s left? His own deodorant. The singer is partnering with Unilever’s Schmidt’s Naturals brand on a deodorant called “Here + Now,” as Ad Age’s Jack Neff writes. There’s no word on what it might smell like, leavin...
Tags: Apple, Hbo, China, Advertising, Unilever, Brooke Shields, Justin Bieber, Federal Communications Commission, Tencent, Ikea, Kate Moss, Leonardo Dicaprio, Fox News, Calvin Klein, Chrissy Teigen, Department Of Justice

Pivotal Acquisition to buy KLDiscovery

Pivotal Acquisition Corp, a blank check company, said May 20 that it agreed to buy KLDiscovery. The Wall Street Journal valued the deal at $344.5 million. KLDiscovery, an electronic discovery and data recovery services provider, is backed by Carlyle Group and Revolution Growth. Carlyle and Revolution will retain and roll over their shares, which are subject to a lockup period alongside Pivotal founders. PRESS RELEASE Pivotal Acquisition Corp. to Merge with KLDiscovery in a Transaction That Resul...
Tags: America, Trends, Tech, General Motors, United States, M&a, SEC, New York Stock Exchange, North America, Wall Street Journal, Securities And Exchange Commission, Pivotal, Nyse, Board, Company, Carlyle Group

China axed its live broadcast of the 'Game of Thrones' finale, reportedly because of the US-China trade war, and fans were furious (KYG8757216)

"Game of Thrones" fans in China were left reeling after Tencent Video, the country's official streamer of HBO content, axed its simulcast of the show's series finale. Tencent Video officially attributed the broadcast problems to "media transfer issues," according to Reuters. But an HBO spokesman told The Wall Street Journal that it was due to tensions brought on by the US-China trade war. Washington and Beijing have amped up their trade battle recently, with both sides imposing new tariffs on ...
Tags: Hbo, Washington, White House, China, US, Trends, Beijing, Xi Jinping, Tencent, Tencent Video, Donald Trump, Huawei, Wall Street Journal, Weibo, Trump, Pete Souza

Google offers Huawei a brief reprieve by putting its Android suspension on hold

Google has put on hold its suspension of Android services to Huawei. It follows the US Department of Commerce's decision to allow Huawei a 90-day license after blacklisting the company last week. A Google spokesman told Business Insider that the grace period will allow Google to "provide software updates and security patches to existing models for the next 90 days." It's good news for Huawei users who were panicked Google's suspension, with some asking their network operators if they could ret...
Tags: Google, US, Trends, Commerce, Huawei, Wall Street Journal, Business Insider, Trump, Department of Commerce, US Department of Commerce, Wilbur Ross

College Requires All CS Majors To Take An Improv Class

Northeastern University requires all of its computer science majors to take improv -- a class in theatre and improvisation, taught by professors in the drama department. The Wall Street Journal says it "forces students to come out of their shells and exercise creative play" before they can get their diplomas. (Although when the class was made mandatory in 2016, "We saw a lot of hysterics and crying," says Carla E. Brodley, dean of the computer science department.) So what happens to the compute...
Tags: Tech, Wall Street Journal, Northeastern University, Aoun, Joseph E Aoun, Carla E Brodley

The history of how Uber went from the most feared startup in the world to its massive IPO

Uber went public this month on the New York Stock Exchange in a much-watched IPO. Since it was founded in 2009, Uber has transformed the ride-hailing industry and grown to become the most valuable companies in the world. See the highs and lows of Uber in its journey from small San Francisco startup, through its extremely tumultous 2017, through to its 2019 IPO. Visit for more stories. Ten years ago, a company called UberCab made a splash in San Francisco by le...
Tags: Google, Lyft, Uber, South Korea, Eric Holder, Washington Post, France, China, Ipo, India, Softbank, New York City, Africa, US, San Francisco, Trends

Nadler: ‘I Would Assume’ Mueller Testimony Pushed Back Until June

House Judiciary Chairman Jerry Nadler isn’t optimistic that his tentative deadline of May 23 for Special Counsel Robert Mueller to testify before the committee will be met. According to Politico, Nadler and a senior Democratic committee aide said Friday night that no Mueller hearing is planned for the next week. “I would assume not,” Nadler said when asked whether Mueller would publicly testify before the upcoming Memorial Day recess that begins next Friday. However, a Judiciary staffer offere...
Tags: News, White House, House, Judiciary, Bob, Wall Street Journal, WSJ, House Judiciary Committee, Mueller, Robert Mueller, Nadler, Jerry Nadler, William Barr, Russia Probe, Summer Concepcion, Mueller report

Video Of The Week: Consensus 2019

This past Wednesday, I appeared on stage at Consensus 2019 with Paul Vigna of the Wall Street Journal and Brian Armstrong, CEO of our portfolio company Coinbase. The topic we were supposed to discuss was why crypto has been so full of bubbles and crashes. We did talk about that but we also talked about a lot more. The discussion is about a half hour.
Tags: Trends, Crypto, Wall Street Journal, Blockchain, Paul Vigna, Brian Armstrong

Attorney general Barr is 'sliming his own department,' says former FBI director Comey

Former FBI director James Comey has accused Attorney General William Barr of “sliming his own department” by questioning the creation of the Trump-Russia investigation.Mr Comey also suggested the head of the US justice department – who has launched a review into the origins of the 2016 election meddling probe – had been acting as a “spokesperson” for Donald Trump.“The AG should stop sliming his own Department,” the former FBI chief tweeted. “If there are bad facts, show us, or search for them pr...
Tags: News, Congress, Senate, US, Fbi, Connecticut, Department Of Justice, Donald Trump, Wall Street Journal, James Comey, Trump, AG, Comey, Christopher Wray, Barr, John Durham

uBiome's founder repeatedly presented herself as years younger than she was, in the latest sign of trouble at the embattled $600 million poop-testing startup

Buzzy Silicon Valley startup uBiome, which was geared at highlighting the importance of the microbiome for human health, is under federal investigation. The FBI raided the company's San Francisco offices last month, reportedly related to issues with how it bills customers. Insiders previously said that in their view, uBiome cut corners on its science in a quest for growth. Now, additional reporting by Business Insider reveals that uBiome cofounder Jessica Richman misled reporters about her age...
Tags: San Francisco, Trends, Cnn, Fbi, Silicon Valley, Wall Street Journal, Business Insider, Jessica Richman, Zachary Apte, Richman, Apte, Buzzy Silicon Valley

What does faith add to the economy? $1.2 trillion, and counting

What does faith add to the economy? $1.2 trillion, and counting Once again, the national news reports that the government has legally prevented a Christian ministry from expanding its services for fear it will lose tax revenue. This opposition proves that politicians overvalue the role of government and undervalue the immense benefits that churches provide their community. Religious institutions generate trillions of dollars for the U.S. economy every year,...
Tags: Google, Germany, Religion, Philadelphia, Brian, Catholic, Wall Street Journal, Atlantic Ocean, Ben, Hamburg Germany, Apple Amazon, Frederic Bastiat, Rodney Stark, Melissa Grim, Jeffery T Ulmer, Casey T Harris

There's a bizarre new trend in men's fashion of wearing a smartphone around your neck, and luxury brands like Prada are already selling versions that cost hundreds of dollars

A new Wall Street Journal report investigates a growing fashion trend: wearing your smartphone as an accessory. The trend was on display at a number of high-profile fashion shows last year, and some smartphone makers have even changed their designs to make their devices easier to wear. Given that smartphones are an everyday tool for millions of people, maybe it shouldn't be surprising that the fashion industry is re-thinking the way we wear them. Visit Business Insider's homepage for more stor...
Tags: Nordstrom, Etsy, Trends, Prada, Kate Hudson, Wall Street Journal, Tomb raider, Journal, Palm, Zendaya, Versace, Palm Angels, Jacob Gallagher, Prada Dior Men and Palms Angels

Trump Claims He Couldn’t Have Known About Flynn’s Sketchiness. Well, He Did.

President Trump was quick to rewrite history on Friday morning after Fox News referenced a past report that his former National Security Adviser Michael Flynn, who ended up cooperating with special counsel Robert Mueller’s probe, was under investigation even before his infamous conversations with the Russian ambassador. It appears that Trump was watching Fox News on Air Force One when the tweet was posted a little more than 15 minutes after a segment on the unsealed Flynn file that came out T...
Tags: News, Nbc, Vladimir Putin, Obama, White House, Barack Obama, Fbi, Moscow, Fox News, House Intelligence Committee, Donald Trump, Wall Street Journal, Sally Yates, James Comey, Trump, Senate Judiciary Committee

A smartphone company you’ve never heard of rose to fame by being the opposite of Apple and Samsung. Now it looks like that might be starting to change.

OnePlus made a name for itself in the crowded US smartphone market with almost no marketing and by selling its phones through exclusive invites. Now, that appears to be changing as the company has paid celebrities like Robert Downey Jr. to promote its phones. It also now sells its products through T-Mobile, a major US carrier. The price gap separating OnePlus' new phones and devices made by Apple and Samsung is also starting to shrink as phone prices have increased across the industry. Visit B...
Tags: Apple, Google, Facebook, Asia, Robert Downey Jr, US, Samsung, Trends, United States, Huawei, Avengers, Wall Street Journal, Samuel L Jackson, Oneplus, Forbes, T Mobile