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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…

NY hospitals sent some 6,300 coronavirus patients to nursing homes, officials say, as Cuomo tries to deflect

New York hospitals released more than 6,300 recovering coronavirus patients into nursing homes during the height of the pandemic under a controversial, now-scrapped policy, state officials said Monday, but they argued it was not to blame for one of the nation’s highest nursing home death tolls.Gov. Andrew Cuomo’s administration, which has taken intense criticism over…

Biden-founded law firm, a company tied to Pelosi received PPP funds, docs show

A prominent Delaware law firm founded by presumptive Democratic presidential nominee Joe Biden received a Paycheck Protection Program (PPP) loan for between $150,000 and $350,000, according to records released Monday by the Treasury Department and the Small Business Administration.The Trump campaign told Fox News that the records conflict with recent messaging from the Biden campaign…

Patrick Mahomes, Chiefs agree to 10-year contract extension worth up to $503M: report

The Kansas City Chiefs have locked in their Super Bowl MVP quarterback for the foreseeable future.Patrick Mahomes and the Chiefs have agreed to a 10-year contract extension, which will keep him tied to Kansas City through the 2031 NFL season, according to ESPN.ESPN also reported that the contract is worth up to $503 million in total,…

Georgia governor declares state of emergency over deadly Atlanta shootings

Georgia Gov. Brian Kemp declared a state of emergency Monday following an uptick in shootings over the July Fourth weekend that injured 31 people and killed five after weeks of violent crime and property destruction in Atlanta.The move authorizes the activation of 1,000 National Guard troops to “protect state property and patrol our streets”."Peaceful protests were hijacked…

Ben Shapiro sounds alarm over media’s ‘gaslighting’ of Trump’s July 4th remarks: ‘You’re not crazy, all thi…

The mainstream media's attempt to gaslight the public was on full display over the weekend, Ben Shapiro said Monday, defending President Trump against withering criticism from liberals who found his July Fourth remarks "dark and divisive.""The generalized theme of the speech was exactly right," Shapiro told listeners on "The Ben Shapiro Show." "It was probably the best speech…

Kayleigh McEnany scolds reporters for not asking about deadly weekend of violence across America

White House Press Secretary Kayleigh McEnany scolded reporters during Monday’s press briefing for failing to ask a single question about a violent weekend that saw an 8-year-old girl die in Atlanta, as the nation saw a surge in gun violence.“I’d end with this, I was asked probably 12 questions about the Confederate flag, this president is focused on action…

Mandy Moore responds to ex-husband Ryan Adams’ apology over abuse allegations: ‘I find it curious’

Mandy Moore responded to her ex-husband Ryan Adams’ apology statement that came one year after she and several other women accused him of abuse.In February 2019, the musician was accused of exhibiting manipulative, controlling and abusive behavior. At the time, he denied the allegations. However, after reflecting for a year and getting sober, the 45-year-old…

Jeffrey Epstein’s confidant Ghislaine Maxwell transferred to NY prison after arrest

Ghislaine Maxwell, the confidant and ex-girlfriend of Jeffrey Epstein, was transferred to a New York federal prison on Monday following her arrest in New Hampshire last week.“Yes, she is in BOP custody at MDC Brooklyn. We decline to comment further,” the Federal Bureau of Prisons told Fox News.Maxwell, the daughter of late British media magnate Robert Maxwell, has…
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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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