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Elizabeth Warren Came Up with a Plan to Break Up Big Tech

  • Elizabeth Warren’s plan to break up major technology companies, including Amazon, Facebook, and Google, reflects a growing awareness of the drawbacks of decades of relaxed antitrust enforcement.
  • In the decade after Bork published his influential treatise, there was a boom in corporate mergers as airlines, energy companies, pharmaceutical firms, and media conglomerates acquired their competitors; as long as it could plausibly be argued that the prices consumers paid for products wouldn’t rise, regulators generally allowed the deals to proceed.
  • Khan had worked for Open Markets, a think tank at the New America Foundation, in Washington, D.C., studying antitrust in different industries, including agriculture and airlines.
  • Still, her plan to break up Big Tech reflects a growing awareness of the drawbacks of decades of relaxed antitrust enforcement, even if certain activities such as shopping for housewares has become easier for consumers.

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AT&T brings cable TV prices to online streaming with $135 monthly plan

  • Channel lineups on the $50 and $70 plans include HBO, but HBO costs $15 extra each month on the more expensive plans.
  • Correction: We thought the $93 to $135 plans were rolled out this week, but it turns out they existed for a few months while the service was still called DirecTV Now. Cord Cutters ran a story on the new plans in March.
  • But AT&T this week did roll out a second set of plans, including another one that will cost $135 a month after discounts expire.
  • Similar to cable or DirecTV satellite, AT&T TV pushes customers to sign two-year contracts that lock in a discounted price for the first 12 months.
  • Including DirecTV satellite, U-verse TV, and streaming TV plans, AT&T's total number of video subscribers dropped from 25.4 million in Q2 2018 to 22.9 million in Q2 2019.

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How Elizabeth Warren Came Up with a Plan to Break Up Big Tech

  • Elizabeth Warren’s plan to break up major technology companies, including Amazon, Facebook, and Google, reflects a growing awareness of the drawbacks of decades of relaxed antitrust enforcement.
  • In the decade after Bork published his influential treatise, there was a boom in corporate mergers as airlines, energy companies, pharmaceutical firms, and media conglomerates acquired their competitors; as long as it could plausibly be argued that the prices consumers paid for products wouldn’t rise, regulators generally allowed the deals to proceed.
  • Khan had worked for Open Markets, a think tank at the New America Foundation, in Washington, D.C., studying antitrust in different industries, including agriculture and airlines.
  • Still, her plan to break up Big Tech reflects a growing awareness of the drawbacks of decades of relaxed antitrust enforcement, even if certain activities such as shopping for housewares has become easier for consumers.

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THE OMNICHANNEL FULFILLMENT REPORT: Why the death of brick-and-mortar has been greatly exaggerated

  • Likewise, BORIS is poised for steady growth in the near future: US retailer adoption of BORIS is expected to increase from 40% in 2017 to 81% in 2024, more than doubling over the period, according to Business Insider Intelligence estimates.
  • As these services become increasingly popular and consumers come to rely on them, retailers will need to find a way to implement them in a way that distinguishes them from their competitors' offerings.
  • In The Omnichannel Fulfillment Report, Business Insider Intelligence examines the current trajectory of BOPIS and BORIS and provides strategies retailers can use to implement them.
  • We first examine the growth that each service is expected to see in the next few years, as well as the drivers of higher adoption among both consumers and retailers.
  • We then look at some best practices that retailers can use to develop BOPIS and BORIS offerings that will help them stand above their competitors as the services grow in popularity.

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‘This is Your Life in Silicon Valley’: The League founder and CEO Amanda Bradford on modern dating, and whether Bumble is a 'real' startup

  • I’m Sunil Rajaraman, I’m co-host of this podcast, This is Your Life in Silicon Valley, and Jascha Kaykas-Wolff is my co-host, we’ve been doing this for about a year now, we’ve done 30 shows, and we’re pleased today to welcome a very special guest, Jascha.
  • Kaykas-Wolff: Yeah, so the kind of backstory and what’s important for everybody that’s in the audience to know is that this podcast is not a pitch for a product, it’s not about a company, it’s about the Bay Area.
  • Rajaraman: And we have this weird fascination with online dating because we see a lot of people going through it, and it’s a baffling world, and so I want to demystify it a bit with Amanda Bradford today, the founder CEO of The League.

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An Instagram influencer breaks down how much brands pay for sponsored posts, starting at 10,000 followers

  • For influencer Jehava Brown - who has 70,000 followers on her Instagram page, " Onlygirl4boyz," — figuring out what to set as her "ask rates," or rate of pay for a brand sponsorship on Instagram, wasn't easy, she told Business Insider.
  • Brown spoke to Business Insider about the scale she used in determining her rates when negotiating with companies on sponsored posts, and how she's been able to reach her goal of earning a six-figure income through her work online.
  • Brown has changed her ask rate by figuring in factors like being an "Amazon Influencer," how many sponsorship opportunities she currently has, and being a woman of color - all of which make her more valuable to brands, she said.
  • She's worked with brands like Disney, Walmart, and Target on sponsored posts, and said in certain cases, she doesn't charge a company at all.

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A company is offering $100,000 to someone willing to quit their day job to 'pursue their passion'

  • As a generation partly defined by their side-hustles (and love of avocado toast), many millennials dream of having the financial means to pursue their true passion projects.
  • Now, an American company is offering one person the chance to quit their day job and start their dream job, with $100,000 to help them do so.
  • Sustainable clothing brand Prana has launched a competition that will give one lucky person the financial backing to do something creative, rather than simply what pays the bills.
  • All you have to do to apply is submit a one- to three-minute video online, detailing both your current job and your dream job.
  • Prana states, however, that you should not quit your current role to enter the competition — you only need to quit if you win.

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#helpWhat would you expect from a "vacation mode" feature on DEV?

  • We have an open issue from users who wish to temporarily disable their account.
  • What would you expect from a feature like this?
  • Is your feature request related to a problem?
  • Users occasionally want the ability to temporarily hide / deactivate their account so that they're able to keep their content and history on DEV but if need be can take a break due to work/other online commitments.
  • Describe alternatives you've considered I considered a similar idea to the above where the user would have to completely be logged out during their vacation.
  • Additional context Right now, when users have to delete their presence on the site for whatever reason, they can't get it back.
  • They must create a fresh account.

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“The $300 textbook is dead,” says the CEO of textbook maker Pearson

  • On the latest Recode Decode, John Fallon explains why the education company is pivoting to digital textbooks.
  • Today in the red chair is John Fallon, the CEO of Pearson, which is the largest education company in the world, and the former owner of Penguin Random House and the Financial Times.
  • People forget that actually the first acquisition Marjorie made as CEO of Pearson was of a company called All-American, and I still happily remember the afternoon that I spent on Baywatch Beach with David Hasselhoff and the like.
  • In fact, I oddly enough went around to all the big publishers with Larry Page and Susan Wojcicki, who now runs YouTube, who was trying to digitize things, and at the time everybody gave them the long arm, essentially, including Random House, including others, and I remember them being very frustrated, talking...

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The best places to buy engagement rings online

  • We decided to shop for our engagement ring after visiting several jewelry stores in Manhattan's Diamond District and not feeling totally comfortable with the process.
  • There was so much more inventory at the online shops we looked at, and being able to view stones in magnified zoom without a salesperson hovering over you and encouraging you that it's a great stone is an immense stress-reliever.
  • The company, unfortunately, doesn't have a showroom in which you can view the specific stones you want to purchase, so until you see the final ring on your hands, you don't know what it'll really look like.
  • Obviously, this isn't something you and your partner would want to think about as you're shopping for rings, but it's definitely something to consider, or at least be aware of if you're deciding between natural or lab-grown stones.

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