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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…

When ‘Sexist’ (and Desperate) Democrats Bully Warren

After celebrating Tuesday’s takeover of Virginia’s legislature and the Kentucky governorship, the liberal establishment appears poised to crush its biggest threat: the surging candidacy of Elizabeth Warren.From the tempo and tenor of the attacks, establishment fears of Warren’s success are real — and understandably so.Two Wednesday polls show Warren running even with Joe Biden nationally.…

The Poetry of Populism

T.S. Eliot. Credit: Hulton-Deutsch Collection/CORBIS/Corbis via Getty ImagesWhat are the roots that clutch, what branches growOut of this stony rubbish? Son of man,You cannot say, or guess, where the sun beats,And the dead tree gives no shelter, the cricket no relief,And the dry stone no sound of water. OnlyThere is shadow under this red rock,(Come…

What is the New ‘Woke’ Military Really Preparing Us For?

As a U.S. Army medic in the early 1970s, my father worked with wounded veterans who were suffering from what we would now call Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder. At the time, so my dad told me, many of these PTSD victims were heavily medicated, their rational and physical capacities greatly impaired. The result was both depressing…

Watch Live Now: TAC’s ‘Regime Change’ Foreign Policy Conference

"Think Tank Town" panel with (from right) Kelley Vlahos, Carrie Levine, Ben Freeman, Chris Preble and Stephen Wertheim.(Credit Trita Parsi) WASHINGTON — We spent the day taking direct aim at the entrenched foreign policy establishment, which for too long has promoted war over diplomacy at the behest of a powerful military industrial complex, and American…

A Note to Progressives: Tell Me How This Ends

(Credit: Getty Images) Dear progressive friends, family, those who have unfriended me in real life and online, deplatformed me, told me I belong to a cult, claimed I’m blind, and everyone who suggested I commit physically impossible acts upon myself:I can’t tweet this as I’ve been life-banned, and while currently my Facebook is open, I’ve…

Trump: Coronavirus task force being ‘refocused’, not dismantled

United States President Donald Trump on Wednesday reversed course on plans to wind down his coronavirus task force, telling reporters at the White House that - contrary to earlier statements by Vice President Mike Pence - the task force is not being dismantled, but instead refocused. One day after the administration suggested that its work…

The fighter pilot takes on the astronaut: McSally’s 2020 Arizona mission

Sen. Martha McSally. | Rick Scuteri/AP Photo GILBERT, Ariz. — Martha McSally, former fighter pilot, was in the midst of launching an attack on Mark Kelly, former astronaut, when she paused to check the countdown clock on her smartphone. 258 days to Election Day. The Arizona Republican senator finished the attack: Kelly will spend those…

How does the coronavirus compare to the Spanish flu?

A supermarket worker was spat at by a customer attempting to stockpile Pot Noodles while another was told: "I hope you get...
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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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