At TechCrunch Disrupt, Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg offers advice to Twitter on its expected IPO.
At TechCrunch Disrupt, Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg offers advice to Twitter on its expected IPO.
Steve: Only 5% of slaves shipped to the Americas came to land in the current-day USA. The US as a nation has banned slavery for twice as long as it existed with slavery. There are only two significant differences between black slavery and the treatment of other groups: they were brought by force instead of economic factors, and they were easy to tell apart even after multiple generations. The first is solvable - anybody who wants to go home to mother Africa can go ahead. The USA should pay for a 1-way ticket. The second is not something that any policy can solve. That being said - There are precious few people still alive that have ever spoken to an American slave - and likely not all that many that have even spoken to to someone that hah heard first-hand accounts. Most of those that the social justice warriors label as racist are those that believe some stereotypes about a given group. The problem? The vast majority of stereotypes have some basis in fact. Some are based in fiction - but those are rare. The media currently likes to say people are racist for poll results like "68% of XYZ supporters would be less comfortable voting for a black person". How about some statistics like "Between the years 1980 and 2008, the US black population was approximately 13% of the US total, and committed 52% of the homicides". "Almost twice as many white people are killed by police each year than black people" "Police homicide makes up 12% of the total white homicide death. 4% of total black homicide death." "40% of cop killers are black" "40% of Welfare recipients are black" Nobody in their right mind would say our justice system is actually just - or that our police forces don't deserve scrutiny. Nobody in their right mind would say that American opportunity is truly equal over all citizens. Nobody in their right mind would expect a person seeing three times the murder and violent crime per capita from a distinct group of people to feel as safe around that group. And no reasonable person would expect you to vote for someone that don't feel safe around. Then again - voting for someone you distrust should not be expected either. Want to fix the difference in opinions? Start by not reinforcing the stereotypes. Hold people accountable for their actions - don't ignore an action just because you think the reaction was undeserved. Hold both parties responsible.
Anyone who missed last night’s presidential debate and turned to social media to try to determine how it went might have a difficult time figuring out whether Hillary Clinton or Donald Trump came away on top. Trump supporters and the candidate himself are busy declaring victory and promoting internet polls in which as many as 80 percent of respondents claimed that Trump won. Team Clinton, meanwhile, has also declared victory and is citing multiple analysts in the media who insist that Clinton won, either by virtue of Trump self-destructing or her superior preparation.
AT&T – which is expected to premier its streaming service DirecTV Now later this year – will work to make streaming its primary TV platform by 2020, according to a report from Bloomberg. Under the timeline, set-top boxes and satellite dishes could be obsolete in three to five years, according to the report, which cites people familiar with the plans. Dallas-based AT&T (NYSE: T) has claimed no allegiance to satellite TV technology from day one of its $48.5 billion acquisition of DirecTV, but it hasn’t publicly provided any definitive answers or a timeline on a migration of its 25 million video subscribers toward the software-centric future of TV. The company has, however, said it has much to gain
If you’ve just bought a new home, chances are you spent quite some time worrying about your credit score. After all, your credit score affects your ability to get a mortgage, and the interest rate you’ll pay on that mortgage. You’ll likely start seeing minor dings in your credit score as soon as you begin applying for mortgages.
Technically Incorrect offers a slightly twisted take on the tech that's taken over our lives. Dear famous person, If we want to be seen with you, we'll turn our backs on you. Please don't be offended. It's just that your fame isn't enough for us anymore. We need to attach ourselves to your fame, so that we can post the resulting picture to Twitter, Facebook and Snapchat. That way, we achieve our own sort of mini-fame. Which could be the maximal fame we ever attain. Please forgive me for this missive to the stars. There's a reason: This astounding picture was posted Sunday on Twitter by Hillary For America design lead Victor Ng. He credited the shot to Clinton campaign photographer Barbara Kinney.
In a job interview, every little thing matters — from your ability to make eye contact to the color of your suit.So you’ll want to pay extra close attention to what you do with your hands while you’re sitting across from your interviewer.Below, we’ve
Cortec Group is poised to make a killing on its investment in a cooler maker if it successfully goes public. The small private-equity firm could make about $3.3 billion on the initial public offering of Yeti Holdings Inc., which could happen as soon as October, according to a story by The Wall Street Journal's Matt Jarzemsky. Cortec invested about $67 million in Yeti back in 2012, which means it could make 50 times its money in four years, The Journal reported.
Samsung Pay, the electronics giant's mobile-payments service, turns one year old in the US on Wednesday. Samsung said Tuesday it has added support for coupons, memberships and gift cards to the service. Accompanying the new features is a cloud storage feature that allows users to restore membership, gift, and Samsung Reward cards whenever they sign into a new device.
Tyson said it got complaints from consumers saying they had found small pieces of hard, white plastic in the nuggets, prompting the recall. The plastic may have originated from a rod used to connect a plastic transfer belt, the U.S. Department of Agriculture's Food Safety and Inspection Service said, and classified it as a Class I recall. There have been no injuries associated with this recall, Tyson said.
Sept. 27 -- Hans Sicat, president and chief executive officer at Philippine Stock Exchange, discusses foreign outflows from the country, Philippine stocks and his outlook for the economy. He speaks to Bloomberg's Angie Lau and David Ingles on "Asia Edge."
Both of Jeep's midsize offerings, the Compass and Patriot, are getting hella old. Instead of flooding the market with two new offerings, Jeep is rolling out just one, and it's using the Compass name. The 2017 Jeep Compass will be an all-new affair, and it will be built in the company's newly established manufacturing facility in Goiana, Pernambuco, Brazil.
Chesapeake said the resignations of Icahn representative Vincent Intrieri, along with John Lipinski, board members since June 2012 and June 2014 respectively, were not due to any disagreements. Chesapeake, Icahn, Intrieri and Lipinski were not immediately available for comment.
No résumé is 100% flawless. Many include minor errors — a missing digit on your zip code, or a few too many buzzwords — and while these aren’t favorable in the eyes of the hiring manager, they can easily be forgiven if the candidate is otherwise impressive and qualified for the job.
AT&T Inc. T is proceeding with its legal actions against the "One Touch Make Ready" ordinance imposed by the Nashville City Council. The council recently voted in favor of the ordinance, which allows competitors such as Alphabet Inc’s GOOG Google Fiber install wires on AT&T’s utility poles, without prior approval. Notably, this February, AT&T sued the Louisville Metro Government on the same grounds, backed by Frontier Communications Inc. FTR.
Ahead of the first in-person clash between Republican presidential nominee Donald Trump and his Democratic rival Hillary Clinton, stocks around the world traded lower. “Investors are acting extremely nervous with regards to the debate … and it highlights the fact that the markets are not focusing on the health of the economy, interest rates and geopolitical events,” Robert Pavlik, chief market strategist at Boston Private Wealth, told Reuters Monday. In Asia, where many nations risk seeing the Trans Pacific Partnership with the United States disappear after the election, the Shanghai Composite Index in China was down 1.8 percent (China isn’t a signatory to the pact).
Both male and female managers say it's hard to give tough feedback to women. Perhaps they should learn from legendary coach Geno Auriemma, who in 30 years of leading UConn's women's basketball team has won a record 11 national titles. He speaks to WSJ's Shelby Holliday about how good leaders can find success by dishing tough-love feedback.
Back in 1994, William Bergman, a now-retired California financial planner, published a report in the Journal of Financial Planning that pegged 4 percent as the "safest" withdrawal number that would hike the odds of retirees not outliving their money. By and large, Bergman's 4 percent rule was meant to cover 30 years worth of retirement savings. Thus, if a newly-minted 65-year-old retiree could manage to limit annual withdrawals to 4 percent of savings, he or she would still have retirement fund cash available to them by his or her 95th birthday.
Just ask intrepid consumer reporter Bob Sullivan, who received his very own debt collection note after simply reaching out to a payday loan company (and alleged phantom debt collector) for a story. For starters, payday lenders don't typically report to major credit bureaus, like Experian, according to the bureau's Director of Public Education, Rod Griffin. "Any debt you enter into contractually you are obligated to repay, even if it doesn't appear in a credit report," Griffin said, and ignoring a legitimate debt could have serious consequences.
The pharmaceutical company Mylan, which makes the EpiPen, is now saying it understated the profits it derives from the life-saving allergy drug by 60% in a congressional hearing last week, according to The Wall Street Journal. Mylan paid a 7.4% tax rate last year after moving its business to The Netherlands for tax purposes. The company's CEO, Heather Bresch, was called to the House of Representatives to answer for why her company had raised the EpiPen's price by 500% since it purchased the drug in 2007.
Philippine President Rodrigo Duterte said Monday he would seek closer economic ties with China and Russia, as the local currency and stock market extended declines following Western criticism of his deadly war on crime. The peso hit a seven-year low to the dollar on Monday and foreign investors pulled out from local shares for a 23rd straight day, which analysts said was due to growing uncertainty over Duterte's handling of what has been one of Asia's best-performing economies in recent years. "I will open trade alliances with Russia and China so all you other investors, just go.
Shares of Bank of America (NYSE:BAC) are off to a forgettable start this week, down more than 3% as the closing bell on Monday approaches. An SEC investigation found that Merrill Lynch caused market disruptions on at least 15 occasions from late 2012 to mid-2014 and violated the Market Access Rule because its internal controls in place to prevent erroneous trading orders were set at levels so high that it rendered them ineffective. For example, Merrill Lynch applied a limit of 5 million shares per order for one stock that only traded around 79,000 shares per day. Other trading strategies had limits set as high as 25 million shares, which Merrill Lynch reduced to 50,000 shares after the SEC's investigation began.
Shares of Oracle Corporation ORCL have witnessed a moderate rise over the last 12 months. The company’s stock provided a return of 8.8% compared to the S&P 500’s 12.0% over the period. While emerging opportunities in the Software as a Service (Saas) and
Claiming Social Security is one of the most important financial decisions you'll ever make. Many Americans prefer to turn to the Social Security Administration for help in figuring out when to take their Social Security benefits, and the SSA provides a lot of valuable information both on its website and through its personnel. Yet a recent study from the General Accounting Office took a closer look at the way that the SSA interacts with people filing for Social Security benefits, and it found that in the process of handling in-person claims, the SSA's claims specialists didn't always provide all the key information that people need in order to make an informed choice. Below, we'll look at six
The market has spoken, and it’s declared Hillary Clinton the debate victor. Up 0.6 percent to 2,159.93 at 4 p.m. in New York, the S&P 500 Index saw a surge similar to one in the index’s futures Monday night, when election odds on betting markets spiked in Clinton’s favor as she debated Donald Trump. Skepticism toward energy stocks, which fell 0.5 percent Tuesday, has been building for days, with options traders paying the most in a year to protect against declines in an exchange-traded fund tracking the shares.
Leading U.S. national wireless carrier T-Mobile US Inc. TMUS recently entered into an agreement with cable MSO (multi service operator) Charter Communications Inc. CHTR to acquire a license of 700 MHz A Block spectrum for Eastern Montana from the latter
Longtime customers of Target's pharmacies are finding a change in pill bottle design hard to swallow. After CVS began operating Target's drugstores earlier this year, distraught customers have been asking — in some cases begging — the drugstore chain to bring back the retailer's red prescription bottles, which came with color-coded rings, labeling on the top and prescription information that was easier to read. Vivian Ruth Sawyer went fishing through her trash to rescue the old Target bottles soon after opening her stapled prescription bag to find the dowdy, white-capped amber vials that are common in most medicine cabinets.