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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…

NASCAR’s Bubba Wallace hits back at Trump, calls out “HATE from the POTUS”

Bubba Wallace on Monday issued a statement in response to President Trump, who earlier in the day said Wallace, NASCAR's only Black full-time driver, should apologize after a noose was discovered in his garage stall at a speedway in Alabama. In a statement addressed to "the next generation and little ones following my foot steps,"…

Ghislaine Maxwell has copies of Jeffrey Epstein sex tapes, ex-friend says

July 7, 2020 | 6:51am | Updated July 7, 2020 | 8:33am Accused Jeffrey Epstein procuress Ghislaine Maxwell will use her secret stockpile of the late pedophile’s sex tapes as an insurance policy to save herself from federal charges, her friend said in a new report. The former socialite, who was arrested in New Hampshire…

Is Patrick Mahomes’ $500 million contract actually team-friendly? Answering eight questions on the Chiefs QB’s deal

6:25 AM ETBill BarnwellESPN Staff Writer CloseBill Barnwell is a staff writer for ESPN.com.Most days, it seems pretty good to be Patrick Mahomes. Even by the lofty standards of the reigning Super Bowl MVP, though, Monday was a particularly good afternoon for him. The 24-year-old agreed to terms with the Kansas City Chiefs on what…

Chinese stocks continue to surge, as Asian markets await word on Australian interest rates

Associated Press Published: July 7, 2020 at 4:05 a.m. ET Daily confirmed infection cases have not fallen in Tokyo A pedestrian walks past the Reserve Bank of Australia in Sydney. AFP/Getty Images TOKYO (AP) — Markets were mostly lower in Asia on Tuesday as expanding coronavirus outbreaks dimmed hopes for a global recovery, despite an…

Here we go again – more than two dozen Android apps caught stealing your data

Sketchy Android apps that spy on users and steal data have been a nagging presence inside Google’s Play Store for a while now, despite the search giant’s best efforts to rid its app marketplace of bad actors. It’s basically led to a giant game of whack-a-mole, with the latest apps to be clobbered by Google…

Scientists Discover Extremely Tiny Dinosaur Ancestor in Madagascar

PETER DOCKRILL 7 JULY 2020 Its name was Kongonaphon kely, which means 'tiny bug slayer', and it was about the size of a coffee cup. But big things lay ahead for this little creature. Very big things indeed. The tiny bug slayer, which lived on Madagascar approximately 237 million years ago during the Triassic period,…

These could be the first real-world pictures of the Galaxy Note 20 Ultra

Purported real-world shots of the Samsung Galaxy Note 20 Ultra have leaked.This follows leaked renders of the phone by Samsung Russia in its Mystic Bronze colorway.Samsung’s expected to launch its Galaxy Note 20 series next month, but that hasn’t stopped some from getting their hands on them early.Now, YouTuber Jimmy Is Promo has tweeted purported…

Tensions high as campers evicted from Atlanta Wendy’s after child death

The now infamous Wendy’s where Rayshard Brooks was killed last month by Atlanta Police was cleared Monday morning of protesters who had encamped at the site for weeks and had refused to leave until demands for police reform and a memorial to Brooks’ memory were met. Protesters were forced off the property by Atlanta police,…
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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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