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Comcast’s Peacock streaming strategy targets free users, cord cutters

Matt Strauss. Comcast This story is available exclusively on Business Insider Prime. Join BI Prime and start reading now. NBCUniversal's flagship streaming service, Peacock, lands nationally on July 15, with a free tier and two subscription plans.Peacock chairman Matt Strauss said its Spotify-like freemium model is even more relevant amid the global pandemic, as economic…

What I learned about being Black after a cop pointed a gun at me when I was 12 years old

I grew up in Milwaukee, Wisconsin in a predominately Black neighborhood but was bused to a school in a predominantly white suburb.After a school dance when I was in the fourth grade, a cop stopped my friends and I — all Black kids — with his gun drawn. He said he was looking for suspects…

Apple stops short of pausing user data requests from Hong Kong police

On Monday, Facebook, Google, and Twitter suspended data requests from Hong Kong police. It follows China unilaterally passing a sweeping new national security law in the semi-autonomous city.Apple said it is "assessing" the impact of the law on human rights, but stopped short of promising to pause data-processing requests from local authorities.An Apple spokesperson told…

Stock picks to buy: Tech, ecommerce choices from most accurate analyst

Colin Sebastian Screengrab/YouTube This story is available exclusively on Business Insider Prime. Join BI Prime and start reading now. Colin Sebastian is the most accurate analyst covering consumer discretionary stocks, according to analyst-ranking firm TipRanks. Sebastian covers online shopping, advertising, and video game companies, many of which have seen spectacular gains during the coronavirus pandemic.He told…

Katie Miller was unmoved by child detention facility visit: new book

Katie Miller, a spokeswoman for Vice President Mike Pence, was unmoved by the plight of children at detention facilities at the US-Mexico border, according to a new book by the NBC News reporter Jacob Soboroff.The Department of Homeland Security "sent me to the border to see the separations for myself — to try to make…
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Comcast’s Peacock streaming strategy targets free users, cord cutters

Matt Strauss. Comcast This story is available exclusively on Business Insider Prime. Join BI Prime and start reading now. NBCUniversal's flagship streaming service, Peacock, lands nationally on July 15, with a free tier and two subscription plans.Peacock chairman Matt Strauss said its Spotify-like freemium model is even more relevant amid the global pandemic, as economic…

What I learned about being Black after a cop pointed a gun at me when I was 12 years old

I grew up in Milwaukee, Wisconsin in a predominately Black neighborhood but was bused to a school in a predominantly white suburb.After a school dance when I was in the fourth grade, a cop stopped my friends and I — all Black kids — with his gun drawn. He said he was looking for suspects…

Apple stops short of pausing user data requests from Hong Kong police

On Monday, Facebook, Google, and Twitter suspended data requests from Hong Kong police. It follows China unilaterally passing a sweeping new national security law in the semi-autonomous city.Apple said it is "assessing" the impact of the law on human rights, but stopped short of promising to pause data-processing requests from local authorities.An Apple spokesperson told…

Stock picks to buy: Tech, ecommerce choices from most accurate analyst

Colin Sebastian Screengrab/YouTube This story is available exclusively on Business Insider Prime. Join BI Prime and start reading now. Colin Sebastian is the most accurate analyst covering consumer discretionary stocks, according to analyst-ranking firm TipRanks. Sebastian covers online shopping, advertising, and video game companies, many of which have seen spectacular gains during the coronavirus pandemic.He told…

Sunrise producer slams Julia Zemiro over Pauline Hanson comments

Pauline Hanson’s sudden dumping from Today has kickstarted an unlikely stoush involving rival breakfast program Sunrise and Australian performer Julia Zemiro, with Sunrise host Sam Armytage labelling Zemiro’s claims “BS.”Hanson has been dropped by Channel 9 after an on-air rant against the Melbourne residents trapped inside nine housing commission towers during Monday’s episode of Today.In…

Coronavirus Australia live updates: Hot spot residents banned from NSW

Benjamin Graham Western Australian health minister Roger Cook says the federal government has agreed to cap the number of international arrivals into WA to 525 a week – or 75 a day. The state has reported no new cases of Covid-19 in the last 24 hours. All 12 active cases are in hotel quarantine. Benjamin…

Newborn baby born holding mum’s ‘failed’ contraceptive coil | Photo

A woman who gave birth after her contraception “failed” has shared a photo of the extra surprise her newborn arrived with. The little boy, who was born at Hai Phong International Hospital in northern Vietnam, arrived into the world clutching his mum’s contraceptive device in a hilarious snap that has since gone viral.While the mum…

NSW borders closed: What will happen to your school holiday plans?

School holiday plans have been instantly scrambled by the sudden shutdown of the NSW-Victoria border due to Melbourne’s worsening virus outbreak. NSW Premier Gladys Berejiklian, who had previously advocated for states reopening their borders, announced this morning the state line with Victoria would be shut from midnight tomorrow night.RELATED: ‘Big mistake’: Anger over border closureRELATED:…

Prince Andrew cancels golfing holiday to Spain amid Epstein investigation

Prince Andrew has reportedly cancelled one of his annual activities as he anxiously awaits further developments in the Jeffrey Epstein investigation.According to The Sun, the Duke of York has cancelled his annual golf holiday as he is too “nervous” to leave the UK after the US Justice Department lodged an official request to grill him…

Coronavirus Victoria: Where the new cases are coming from

Victoria has recorded its highest number of new COVID-19 cases since the pandemic began, with 127 infections detected overnight.There are now 2660 cases across the state, with 645 of those active.Speaking at a press conference this morning, Premier Daniel Andrews broke down where the new cases came from:• 34 of the new cases are connected…

Nick Cordero dead at 41 after coronavirus battle

Broadway actor Nick Cordero, whose brutal, months-long battle against coronavirus made headlines around the world, has died aged 41.Cordero’s wife Amanda Kloots made the sad announcement via Instagram today, writing: “My darling husband passed away this morning. He was surrounded in love by his family, singing and praying as he gently left this earth.”Kloots, 38,…

Teen’s ‘incredible’ Bunnings flooring makeover transforms home | Photo

It’s a talent not even his own parents knew he had, so when 14-year-old Braith Grubesic transformed their home single-handedly, it left the pair in complete and utter “shock”. Heidi Grubesic, 44, couldn’t help but share images of her son’s “incredible” carpentry work in the popular Facebook group Bunnings Mums Australia, after she discovered his…
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Comcast’s Peacock streaming strategy targets free users, cord cutters

Matt Strauss. Comcast This story is available exclusively on Business Insider Prime. Join BI Prime and start reading now. NBCUniversal's flagship streaming service, Peacock, lands nationally on July 15, with a free tier and two subscription plans.Peacock chairman Matt Strauss said its Spotify-like freemium model is even more relevant amid the global pandemic, as economic…

What I learned about being Black after a cop pointed a gun at me when I was 12 years old

I grew up in Milwaukee, Wisconsin in a predominately Black neighborhood but was bused to a school in a predominantly white suburb.After a school dance when I was in the fourth grade, a cop stopped my friends and I — all Black kids — with his gun drawn. He said he was looking for suspects…

Apple stops short of pausing user data requests from Hong Kong police

On Monday, Facebook, Google, and Twitter suspended data requests from Hong Kong police. It follows China unilaterally passing a sweeping new national security law in the semi-autonomous city.Apple said it is "assessing" the impact of the law on human rights, but stopped short of promising to pause data-processing requests from local authorities.An Apple spokesperson told…
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