Big tech behemoths face grilling from US lawmakers as hearings kick off

A Senate banking committee will question Facebook on its Libra project, while the House takes aim at Google, Apple and Amazon Big tech will be in the hot seat this week as US lawmakers turn their attention to the growing power of these corporate behemoths in two days of hearings. Facebook will face scrutiny on…

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Antitrust scrutiny isn’t stopping Big Tech from trying to get even bigger

New York (CNN Business)On Tuesday, representatives from Facebook (FB), Amazon (AMZN), Apple (AAPL) and Google (GOOG) are set to testify at a House hearing on “online platforms and market power,” in what could be the industry’s most high-profile grilling session since tech antitrust scrutiny ramped up in Washington a month ago. In the weeks since…

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We tell investors we’re not having more children

“Our conversion rate with women is north of 70%, compared to 5% or 10% for male investors,” says Ms Celestial-One. “There aren’t nearly enough women with cheque-writing abilities, so in our experience, we believe a lack of diversity at VC (venture capital) firm level is a real challenge for female founders.” The latest report from…

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Pete Buttigieg Unveils Douglass Plan To Combat Racial Inequality

Dubbed “ Since launching his campaign in April, the South Bend, Indiana, mayor has catapulted from relative obscurity to a top-five candidate in the crowded Democratic field. Earlier this month, his campaign announced that it had raised But despite his growing national prominence, Buttigieg has struggled to make a name for himself in African American…

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‘You don’t get a life as a sole trader’

Related Topics UK economy Doncaster Entrepreneurship Institute for Fiscal Studies Read more: https://www.bbc.co.uk/news/business-48910151

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How Britain can help you get away with stealing millions: a five-step guide

The long read: Dirty money needs laundering if its to be of any use and the UK is the best place in the world to do it Kleptocrats, fraudsters and crooks steal hundreds of billions of pounds, dollars and euros from the rest of us every year, but that gives them a problem: how can…

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The firm with 900 staff and no office

Image copyright Cate Huston Image caption Cate Huston says she and her co-workers love the freedom of not being tied to an office “There’s definitely some cost saving to not having an office; you don’t spend money on the office, especially in the tech hubs like London and San Francisco and New York where office…

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For every cupcake this 13-year-old sells, he gives one to the homeless

(CNN)You’ll find 13-year-old Michael Platt giving cupcakes to the homeless a couple times each month at domestic violence shelters, transitional housing and parks in the Washington area. It works off the the “one for one” model. Every time he sells a cupcake, he donates one to the homeless and delivers it himself. The business model…

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Ivanka Trump: Adviser, daughter, and, this week, diplomat

Seoul (CNN)It was the eve of President Donald Trump’s historic steps into North Korea, and as the US delegation was lining up for a photo op with their South Korean counterparts at the Blue House, Secretary of State Mike Pompeo paced behind the group, looking for his opening. Back in Washington, national security officials bristled…

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Snorkeler Dies After Being Attacked By Several Sharks In The Bahamas

Jordan Lindsey was swimming off the coast of Rose Island, northeast of Nassau, when she was ambushed in the water just after 2 p.m., local authorities said. by NBC Los Angeles. Her family saw the sharks before the attack and called out to warn her, but Lindsey didn’t hear them in time, Royal Bahamas Police Force…

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