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Embattled Chinese billionaire Jack Ma may divest his Ant Group stake and give up control, reports say

Jack Ma. Wang HE/Getty Images Jack Ma, founder of Ant Group, reportedly may give up his stake in the company, Reuters reported. Ma's tech empire came under increased scrutiny in the wake of his public comments on regulations. Ant Group executives and Chinese regulators are seeking a way forward for the tech giant. See more stories on Insider's business page. Chinese billionaire Jack Ma, the founder of Ant Group, reportedly may give up his stake in the company, Reuters reported. Th...
Tags: Tech Insider, International, Weekend BI UK, Ant Group, Jack Ma, China, InsiderAsia


Twitter is partly down, with some users saying they're unable to log into the site

Sattalat phukkum/Shutterstock Some Twitter users reported being unable to log into the site on Saturday morning. See more stories on Insider's business page. Twitter appeared to be partly down Saturday, with some users unable to log into the site.Twitter also had problems on Friday night across the East Coast of the US. It tweeted at the time that people may have problem loading the site, and that it was "working on fixing a problem."-Twitter Support (@TwitterSupport) April 17, 2021 ...
Tags: Tech Insider, News, Twitter, Tech, Social Media, Outage, Weekend BI UK


Clubhouse is being valued at $4 billion in new fundraising round led by Andreessen Horowitz, reports say

Clubhouse on an iPhone. Jakub Porzycki/NurPhoto via Getty Images Clubhouse was being valued at $4 billion in a new funding round, The Information reported. VC firm Andreessen Horowitz reportedly led the round. The social audio app was valued at about $1 billion earlier this year. See more stories on Insider's business page. Audio-only app Clubhouse is reportedly being valued at $4 billion in a fresh round led by venture-capital firm Andreessen Horowitz. The Information on Friday rep...
Tags: Tech Insider, Weekend BI UK, Clubhouse, The Information, Financing, Andreesen Horowitz, VC


Airbnb's CEO says the company will need millions more hosts to deal with a post-pandemic travel boom 'unlike anything we've ever seen'

Airbnb CEO Brian Chesky Mike Segar/Reuters Airbnb's CEO on Friday said it needed millions more hosts for the post-pandemic travel boom. Airbnb sees a "rebound coming that's unlike anything we've ever seen," CEO Brian Chesky told CNBC. It has 4 million hosts with about 5.6 million listings, numbers mostly unchanged by the pandemic. See more stories on Insider's business page. Airbnb will need millions of new hosts to meet demand as the world exits the pandemic, CEO Brian Ch...
Tags: Tech Insider, Travel, Weekend BI UK, AirBnB, Brian Chesky, Pandemic, Sharing Economy


This $50,000 attachment turns your Tesla Cybertruck into a campervan - and it even comes with a Starlink dish

The CyberLandr can be added to a Tesla Cybertruck. CyberLandr Stream It has launched pre-sales for an attachment to turn a Tesla Cybertruck into a campervan. The CyberLandr fits in normal parking spaces and comes with a shower, kitchen, and bed. It also has a water-filtration system, voice automation, and Starlink dish for Internet access. See more stories on Insider's business page. Tesla's Cybertruck hasn't even got a release date yet - but a company has already launched pre-...
Tags: Transportation, Tesla, Cybertruck, Elon Musk, Campervan, Weekend BI UK


Mike Lindell's social-media site Frank was supposed to launch for VIP access on Thursday night. It still hasn't.

Mike Lindell. Stephen Maturen/Getty Images The VIP launch date for Mike Lindell's social-media site Frank has been pushed back to Sunday. Unhappy fans turned to Telegram to complain about the lack of communication. Lindell, a staunch Trump ally, says the site would celebrate free speech but ban swearing. See more stories on Insider's business page. Fans trying to access MyPillow CEO Mike Lindell's social-media platform Frank for its VIP launch Thursday night have been left disa...
Tags: Tech Insider, Frank, MyPillow, Mike Lindell, Social Media, Weekend BI UK, Tech, Retail


4 virus variants are spreading in the US, and studies suggest they can make people sicker, evade the immune response, or spread faster. Here's why experts are concerned.

Dr. Anthony Fauci in Washington, DC, on February 25, 2021. Saul Loeb /AFP via Getty Images There are four coronavirus variants that experts in the US are worried about. These include variants first identified in South Africa, the UK, and Brazil. They may spread more easily, make people sicker, escape immune responses, evade tests, or render treatments ineffective, studies suggest. See more stories on Insider's business page. Several coronavirus variants have evolved mutations that mean...
Tags: Healthcare, Science, News, Health, Coronavirus, Weekend BI UK, Variants, Brazil, P1, B117, South Africa, UK, Dispensed, Fauci, CDC, GISAID


Elon Musk's Neuralink scientists are not the first to get a monkey to control a computer with its mind

Elon Musk. Britta Pedersen-Pool/Getty Images Elon Musk's Neuralink showed off its technology allowing a monkey to play video games with its mind. Scientists have been able to get monkeys to control computer cursors via neural interfaces since 2002. It's an important test of Neuralink's technology, but not a revolutionary piece of science. See more stories on Insider's business page. This week, Neuralink, a company founded by Elon Musk that specialises in neural interface te...
Tags: Elon Musk, Trends, Tech, Monkey, Brain, Jackson, Pong, University Of California, Videogames, Imperial College London, Musk, Andrew Jackson, University of Newcastle, Pager, Tech Insider, Neuralink


China's digital currency will be distributed using a two-tiered system to help get it into consumers' hands

Chinese digital currency. Reuters China has become the first major economy to roll out a digital currency. The e-yuan will bypass the global financial system. Economists, however, warn it could endanger the US dollar long-term. See more stories on Insider's business page. The People's Republic of China (PBOC) introduced its first blockchain-powered digital currency controlled by its central bank, The Wall Street Journal first reported. The project took seven years to complete sin...
Tags: Money, Congress, Finance, China, US, Trends, Tech, International Monetary Fund, Starbucks, Wall Street Journal, Cnbc, Marketwatch, Pboc, Reuters China, McDonald, Mao Zedong


Bad press around founder Mike Lindell may ultimately boost business for MyPillow, analysts say

Former President Donald Trump shakes hands with Mike Lindell (L), founder of My Pillow, during a Made in America event. SAUL LOEB/AFP via Getty Images Mike Lindell expects MyPillow to lose around $65 million this year after retailers severed ties. But marketing experts say the company might actually be able to capitalize off the bad press. See more stories on Insider's business page. In the space of just a few months, MyPillow CEO Mike Lindell has been blocked from Twitter, sued by vot...
Tags: Amazon, Facebook, Politics, US, America, Trends, Nike, Walmart, Retail, Donald Trump, Costco, Lindell, NewsMax, Klein, Schiffer, Dominion


Why you should offer interviews to applicants with gaps in their résumés

Having come from a non-academic family, I certainly wouldn't have dared to leave any gaps in my résumé before my first job in a local newsroom. Westend61/Getty Gaps on your résumé often mean life experience but many people are scared to take time out. I dropped out of my university degree and later left a company job but it made me a better worker. Recruiters should view résumé gaps with curiosity and be more concerned when people don't have any. See more stories on Insider's...
Tags: Interview, International, Careers, Trends, Strategy, Recruiting, Thailand, Harry Potter, Job Interview, Vietnam, Career Advice, Nordic, Recruiters, Recruiter, BI International, Interview Advice


'Volatility is your friend': A former Goldman Sachs hedge-fund boss says crypto investors should embrace bitcoin's wild price swings - and explains why it's one of the asset's key features

Raoul Pal, co-founder and CEO, Real Vision Group. YouTube\Real Vision Cryptocurrency investors like bitcoin's volatility, according to Real Vision founder Raoul Pal.Volatility is a key feature that has helped bitcoin see an explosion in value since its inception, according to Pal."I think you can't avoid the fact that it's the best performing asset class in all recorded history already," he said.Sign up here for our daily newsletter, 10 Things Before the Opening Bell.Raoul Pal -...
Tags: Trends, Markets, Bitcoin, Crypto, Goldman Sachs, Cryptocurrencies, Volatility, Jpmorgan, Realvision, Real Vision, Shalini Nagarajan, Raoul Pal, Weekend BI UK, Bitcoin Volatility, MI Exclusive, Raoul Pal Volatility


The CEO of Hinge predicts a boom in people looking for long-term relationships this summer

Hinge CEO Justin McLeod. Hinge Dating app Hinge had a surprisingly successful 2020. CEO Justin McLeod told Insider he expects to see more users looking for long-term relationships. He also thinks quick, preliminary video dates will become a permanent part of dating, post-pandemic. See more stories on Insider's business page. Although the pandemic has put a dent in people's dating lives, it's also given a springboard to dating apps.Hinge has been a popular alternative to the lik...
Tags: Facebook, Summer, Trends, Dating Apps, Bumble, Hinge, Justin McLeod, App Annie, McLeod, Pandemic, Sensor Tower, Tech Insider, Isobel Asher Hamilton, Weekend BI UK, Hinge Dating app Hinge, Lexi Sydow


Amazon denies intimidating employees in its official response to the failed union election in Alabama

Amazon founder Jeff Bezos during the JFK Space Summit in June 2019. Charles Krupa/AP Amazon released its official response to the union results at its Bessemer, Alabama warehouse. Workers voted against forming a union. Amazon thanked workers for taking part in the vote, and denied that it "intimidated employees." See more stories on Insider's business page. Amazon has released its official response to the results of the union election at its Bessemer, Alabama warehouse - in which emplo...
Tags: Amazon, Alabama, Trends, Walmart, US Postal Service, Union, Jeff Bezos, The Washington Post, Nlrb, Bernie Sanders, Bessemer, National Labor Relations Board NLRB, Kate Taylor, Tech Insider, Stuart Appelbaum, Bessemer Alabama


Legendary investor Bill Miller sold GameStop stock before the short squeeze, missing out on a potential $800 million windfall

Bill Miller. REUTERS/Rick Wilking Bill Miller's fund sold almost all of its GameStop shares before their price rocketed in January.Miller Value Partners' 1.7 million shares would have been worth over $800 million.The veteran investor's team dumped 97% of its stake because it hadn't paid off for years.See more stories on Insider's business page.Legendary investor Bill Miller's fund sold virtually all of its GameStop stock before the January short squeeze, missing out...
Tags: Video Games, Finance, Trends, Markets, Reddit, SEC, Stocks, Gamestop, Miller, Bill Miller, Miller Value Partners, Theron Mohamed, Weekend BI UK, Meme stocks, MI Exclusive, Rick Wilking Bill Miller


Elon Musk took a swipe at Bill Gates and Microsoft Zune with an edited version of an anti-vaccination cartoon

Elon Musk and Bill Gates. Susan Walsh/AP; Mike Cohen/Getty Images for The New York Times Tesla CEO Elon Musk took a swipe at Bill Gates and Microsoft Zune with an edited political cartoon. The cartoon depicted Gates using the COVID-19 pandemic to reintroduce the MP3 player. "Soon u will feel strange desire for Zune ..." Musk wrote. He later deleted the tweet. See more stories on Insider's business page. Tesla CEO Elon Musk used an anti-vaccine political cartoon to take a swipe at Bill ...
Tags: Twitter, Elon Musk, Microsoft, Virginia, Trends, Tesla, Bill Gates, Healthcare, Bill, West Coast, Donald Trump, US District Court, Gates, Musk, Trump, Garrison


Legendary investor Bill Miller sold GameStop stock before it skyrocketed, missing out on a potential $800 million windfall

Bill Miller. REUTERS/Rick Wilking Bill Miller's fund sold almost all of its GameStop shares before their price rocketed in January.Miller Value Partners' 1.7 million shares would have been worth over $800 million.The veteran investor's team dumped 97% of its stake because it hadn't paid off for years.See more stories on Insider's business page.Legendary investor Bill Miller's fund sold virtually all of its GameStop stock before the January short squeeze, missing out...
Tags: Video Games, Finance, Trends, Markets, Reddit, SEC, Stocks, Gamestop, Miller, Bill Miller, Miller Value Partners, Theron Mohamed, Weekend BI UK, Meme stocks, MI Exclusive, Rick Wilking Bill Miller


Richard Branson is leading a campaign to end the death penalty, along with other key business figures. The Virgin Group founder said there is an urgent need to abolish the practice.

Virgin Group founder, Sir Richard Branson, is spearheading the campaign. AP Sir Richard Branson spoke to Insider about his ongoing campaign to eradicate capital punishment. The Virgin Group founder called the practice "barbaric" and "inhumane." He has teamed up with several other business leaders to help spread the message. See more stories on Insider's business page. Virgin Group founder Sir Richard Branson has joined forces with other business leaders to launch a campaign to aboli...
Tags: Business, Politics, UK, Justice, Arianna Huffington, Finance, Race, US, Alabama, Trends, Bbc, Race issues, Equality, Amnesty International, Un, Virgin Group


Humanoid robot Sophia has moved into the art world with a music project and an NFT sale, which reached almost $700,000

Sophia the robot working on a painting. Tyrone Siu/Reuters Sophia, a humanoid robot made by Hanson Robotics, is reportedly working on a music project. The robot last month sold a piece of art as an NFT for $688,888. "We're so excited about Sophia's career as an artist," David Hanson, chief executive, told The AP. See more stories on Insider's business page. Sophia, a humanoid robot, is reportedly getting started on a music career after selling an NFT for $688,888 last month. "...
Tags: Hong Kong, Music, Jimmy Fallon, Trends, Tech, Ap, Robotics, Reuters, The Associated Press, Sophia, NFT, Hanson, David Hanson, Tech Insider, Hanson Robotics, Reuters Here


The BBC was accused of broadcasting too much TV coverage of Prince Philip's death so it set up a complaints page for annoyed viewers

HRH Prince Philip. BBC BBC launched a complaints page after broadcasting wall-to-wall coverage of Prince Philip's death. BBC One, BBC Two, BBC Scotland, BBC News, and BBC Alba were all streaming identical coverage. Viewers that were unhappy with the approach can submit an email online to lodge their complaints. See more stories on Insider's business page. The BBC has organized a dedicated complaints page for irritated viewers, following accusations that it flooded TV channels wi...
Tags: News, Media, Nbc News, Trends, Bbc, BBC News, Edinburgh, Philip, Prince Philip, BBC Alba, BBC BBC, Philip Duke, Simon McCoy, Weekend BI UK, Zahra Tayeb, Prince Philip Death


Russia walked back its threat to totally block Twitter for failing to delete banned content

Russia's President Vladimir Putin. ALEXEY DRUZHININ/AFP/GettyImages Russia will extend a slowdown of Twitter until May 15, the state communications regulatory said. Russia began throttling the service in March and threatened to ban it altogether over its alleged failure to delete prohibited content. The regulator said Monday that Twitter has sped up the rate of deletion. See more stories on Insider's business page. Russia's state communications regulator said on Monday it would...
Tags: Google, Twitter, Internet, Russia, US, Trends, Roskomnadzor, Tech Insider, Sinead McSweeney, UK Weekend, UK Weekend News, Weekend BI UK, Vladimir Putin ALEXEY DRUZHININ, Shona Ghosh Reuters


Credit Suisse is reportedly weighing the replacement of high-profile executives, including its risk chief, following Greensill and Archegos crises

Several Credit Suisse employees are reportedly facing scrutiny. Reuters Credit Suisse's risk chief Lara Warner is at risk of being replaced, Bloomberg reported. The role of Brian Chin, CEO of its investment bank, is also reportedly under scrutiny. Credit Suisse has been involved in both the Archegos and Greensill crashes. See more stories on Insider's business page. Leaders at Switzerland-based Credit Suisse are discussing replacing chief risk officer Lara Warner, after the bank w...
Tags: Finance, Softbank, US, Trends, Bloomberg, Banking, Credit Suisse, Switzerland, Baidu, Financial Times, SoftBank Group, Credit Suisse CEO, Reuters Credit Suisse, Brian Chin, Bloomberg They, Greensill


Jordan has accused the King's half-brother of plotting to destabilize the country, following a string of arrests

King of Jordan Abdullah II addresses the European Parliament in Strasbourg. Reuters Deputy prime minister Ayman Safadi said the government has foiled a plot, following several arrests. Prince Hamza, the Jordanian King's half-brother, said he is under house arrest. Allies, including Saudi Arabia and the US, expressed support for the king. See more stories on Insider's business page. The deputy prime minister of Jordan, Ayman Safadi, has said a plot to destabilize the country has bee...
Tags: Saudi Arabia, US, International, Trends, Bloomberg, Bbc, United States, State Department, Jordan, Plot, Amman, Abdullah, Hussein, Ned Price, Abdullah II, Hamza


Tesla is appealing against a labor board ruling that ordered Elon Musk to delete an anti-union tweet

Tesla CEO Elon Musk has appealed against a recent ruling. Xinhua/Ding Ting via Getty Images Tesla CEO Elon Musk rejected a court order directing him to delete an anti-union tweet. Musk had been ordered to publicly address the tweet at all of the company's sites. The company is petitioning the US Court of Appeals to overturn the ruling. See more stories on Insider's business page. Tesla has filed an appeal against the National Labor Relations Board's (NLRB) ruling, which comma...
Tags: Transportation, Elon Musk, US, Trends, Tech, Tesla, National Labor Relations Board, Nlrb, Musk, Reuters, FREMONT, US Court of Appeals, UAW, United Auto Workers, CEO Elon Musk, Tech Insider


Mark Zuckerberg's phone number appeared among the leaked data of Facebook users, according to a researcher

Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg. Andrew Harnik/AP Mark Zuckerberg's personal information appears to be among data posted on a hacking forum. A cyber researcher said Facebook's co-founders also had their information exposed. Insider's Aaron Holmes previously reported the leak, which affected more than 500 million users. See more stories on Insider's business page. The cell-phone number of Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg is among the personal information leaked online in a low-...
Tags: Facebook, Mark Zuckerberg, Trends, Tech, Data, Chris Hughes, Federal Trade Commission, Zuckerberg, Holmes, Walker, Dustin Moskovitz, Facebook Inc, Cambridge Analytica, Big Tech, Tech Insider, Dave Walker


Donald Trump has expanded his list of 'woke' companies to boycott, due to their opposition of Georgia's voting law

Melania and Donald Trump share a moment with Barack and Michelle Obama at Trump's inauguration ceremony in January 2017. Getty/Robyn Beck Donald Trump has spoken out again about the companies that oppose Georgia's new voting law. He called for more boycotts, saying "don't go back to their products until they relent." Barack Obama, meanwhile, commended the MLB on its decision to move its All-Star Game from Atlanta. See more stories on Insider's business page. Former Presid...
Tags: Politics, New York, Voting, News, Obama, Republicans, America, Barack Obama, Trends, Atlanta, Georgia, Joe Biden, Cnn, Michelle Obama, Mlb, Fox News


Donald Trump has expanded his list of 'woke' companies to boycott, due to their opposition to Georgia's voting law

Melania and Donald Trump share a moment with Barack and Michelle Obama at Trump's inauguration ceremony in January 2017. Getty/Robyn Beck Donald Trump has spoken out again about the companies that oppose Georgia's new voting law. He called for more boycotts, saying "don't go back to their products until they relent." Barack Obama, meanwhile, commended the MLB on its decision to move its All-Star Game from Atlanta. See more stories on Insider's business page. Former Presid...
Tags: Politics, New York, Voting, News, Obama, Republicans, America, Barack Obama, Trends, Atlanta, Georgia, Joe Biden, Cnn, Michelle Obama, Mlb, Fox News


Take a look inside Automat Kitchen, a New Jersey restaurant that only serves food using lockers

The restaurant serves diners using 20 lockers. GTL Construction Automat Kitchen in Jersey City, New Jersey, is trying to revive the automat. Its restaurant has no waiting staff and it instead serves all its food through heated lockers. You can order in advance online, or on-site by scanning a QR code. See more stories on Insider's business page. It looks futuristic - but it's actually based on a restaurant phenomenon that boomed during the 1950s before dying out in the US.New Jerse...
Tags: Food, Japan, New York, Berlin, New York City, US, San Francisco, Trends, Spain, Fast Food, New Jersey, Netherlands, Retail, Philadelphia, World Trade Center, Jersey City


More companies, including PayPal and Starbucks, are accepting bitcoin and other cryptocurrencies as payment, despite volatility warnings

Retailers are recognizing bitcoin's growing popularity. NurPhoto/Getty Images Bitcoin is becoming an increasingly popular payment option among many companies. Fast-food chains, big tech firms, and leading drinks companies are embracing cryptocurrencies. See more stories on Insider's business page. Rarely does a news cycle go by without some mention of bitcoin's growing popularity, from fans and skeptics alike. Its prices on trading exchanges tumbled around Thanksgiving last yea...
Tags: Amazon, Elon Musk, Australia, Jay Z, India, Africa, US, Trends, Tesla, Paypal, Bitcoin, Asia Pacific, New Zealand, Retail, Venezuela, Starbucks


Amtrak is being offered $80 billion for upgrades, as part of Biden's infrastructure plan, but experts say modernizing America's railways may cost far more

President Joe Biden boards his train at Amtrak's station in Pittsburgh. Andrew Harnik/AP Photo As Amtrak readies a spending spree, experts say it may cost more to modernize the US system. Biden last week announced $80 billion in Amtrak funding as part of his $2 trillion plan. See more stories on Insider's business page. As President Joe Biden last week outlined the $80 billion in funding for Amtrak in his $2 trillion infrastructure package, the railway operator published a map sho...
Tags: Transportation, Asia, Europe, New York, News, Congress, New York City, US, International, America, Los Angeles, San Francisco, Trends, Joe Biden, Infrastructure, Washington Dc