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Uber’s sexual assault report won’t hurt it as badly as other incidents

  • Uber released its long-awaited security report yesterday, revealing the company documented nearly 6,000 reports of sexual assault — both by drivers and passengers — in 2017 and 2018, as well as 19 deaths from Uber-related physical assaults in that time (not necessarily between driver and rider).
  • It’s difficult to know how those numbers compare with those from taxis or Uber’s biggest competitor, Lyft, which says it will release its own report but didn’t specify when.
  • Uber says just 0.00002 percent of trips on its platform involved reports of sexual assault in the last two years.
  • The report also sent Uber stock tumbling by nearly 3 percent today, causing the company to lose about $1.5 billion dollars in market cap, a shorthand for the company’s value.
  • Lyft has faced its share of criticism about rider safety, with 19 women filing lawsuits against the company this week for failing to prevent drivers from sexually assaulting them.

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ISPs flex their influence on FCC’s speed checks, WSJ report says

  • Its purpose is to ensure that in-home internet service providers follow through on the speeds that they promise to consumers.
  • The agency isn’t able to run a review on every connection in America, so it’s forced to rely on a predetermined sample of representative homes.
  • That gives them plenty of time and room to boost speeds before the agency has a chance to run its tests.
  • It’s something that’s reportedly happened before, with Comcast rolling out speed upgrades in a handful of states around the time of an FCC test.
  • The whole purpose of the Measuring Broadband America reports was to ensure that customers receive the speeds they pay for, but if providers are able to game the system like as was described by the Journal, these reviews only favor the pocketbooks of some of the most powerful companies in America.

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The Arctic may have crossed key threshold in a long-dreaded climate feedback

  • The Arctic is undergoing a profound, rapid and unmitigated shift into a new climate state, one that is greener, features far less ice, and is a net source of greenhouse gas emissions from melting permafrost, according to a major new federal assessment of the region released Tuesday.
  • There has been concern throughout the scientific community that the approximately 1,460-1,600 billion metric tons of organic carbon stored in frozen Arctic soils, which amounts to nearly twice as much greenhouse gases than what is contained in the atmosphere, could be released as the permafrost melts.
  • Taking advantage of the new studies - one on regional carbon emissions from permafrost in Alaska during the warm season, and another on winter season emissions in the Arctic compared to how much carbon is absorbed by vegetation during the growing season - the report concludes that permafrost ecosystems could be releasing as much as 1.1 to 2.2 billion tons of carbon per year.

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Startup Growth and Venture Returns

  • If you miss the best-performing seed investment, you will eventually be outperformed by someone who blindly invests in every credible deal.
  • But our research indicates otherwise: At the seed stage, investors would increase their expected return by broadly indexing into every credible deal.
  • That’s one of the results we found when we analyzed the thousands of deals syndicated by AngelList over the past seven years to test assumptions about the nature of venture capital returns.
  • We’re presenting these findings in a first-of-its-kind report out today, Startup Growth and Venture Returns.
  • Even then, if your crystal ball is even a little cloudy eventually you will miss a winning deal—and that winning deal might have been the best-performing investment.
  • Simulations on 10-year investing windows for seed-stage deals suggest fewer than 10% of investors will beat the index, even if those investors have skill in picking deals.

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Why Apple (AAPL) Stock Just Got a Massive Boost Heading into 2020

  • The lack of support for 5G by the iPhone 11 and its high pricing created a difficult environment for Apple’s flagship device to compete against local alternatives like Huawei and Lenovo.
  • An additional $150 tariff on the already marked up price would have made it impossible for Apple to compete in China’s market with the iPhone 11.
  • It has expanded some of its production to China in recent months, especially as orders for the AirPods Pro surged.
  • With potential tariffs on iPhone 11 Pro and Pro Max alleviated and the rapidly rising sales of its AirPods Pro product line, Apple has set itself up for a solid 2020.
  • These products have opened an entirely new market for the company scale into over the coming years.
  • Apple’s positioning in up-and-coming markets like streaming, hearables and wearables could be what replaces stagnant sales of smartphones in the long-term.

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Just 26 of the world's richest men have more combined wealth than the poorest 3.8 billion people

  • Billionaires added an average of $2.5 billion to their collective fortunes every day in 2018, bringing their share of the world's wealth to $1.4 trillion, according to Oxfam.
  • Note, however, that there are some discrepancies between this list and another prestigious wealth ranking, the Bloomberg Billionaires Index; Bloomberg lists Bill Gates as the world's richest man and omits its founder, Michael Bloomberg.
  • The multibillionaire made his fortune from Bloomberg LP, the media company he cofounded that now brings in $10 billion in annual revenue, Business Insider's Katie Warren and Emmie Martin previously reported.
  • Ellison stepped down as CEO in 2014, but continues to be involved with the company, Business Insider previously reported.
  • Wildly successful investor Warren Buffett is the CEO of Berkshire Hathaway, which owns over 60 companies, Business Insider previously reported.
  • Founder and CEO of Amazon.com, Jeff Bezos owns nearly 17% of the company, Business Insider previously reported.

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Drew Barrymore just bought a $6 million farmhouse in the most expensive ZIP code on the East Coast. Here's what it's like living in Sagaponack, a tiny Hamptons village of 322 people.

  • Within the Hamptons' many affluent towns, a tiny village of 322 people stands out as the priciest ZIP code on the East Coast and the second-most expensive in the country, according to a November 2019 report by Property Shark.
  • The median sale price for a home in the village is $4.3 million, and to live there comfortably, you'll need to make at least $853,738 a year, according to a GoBankingRates study.
  • Home sales in the ritzy seaside communities have slumped to their lowest level in 7 years, and there are the most luxury homes sitting on the market since at least 2011, Bloomberg reported.
  • In Sagaponack, the median sale price dropped by about $1.2 million in the past year, according to PropertyShark.
  • Here's a look inside the exclusive Hamptons community of Sagaponack, the priciest ZIP code on the East Coast.

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World's 26 richest billionaires are worth $1.4 trillion combined - Business Insider

  • Billionaires added an average of $2.5 billion to their collective fortunes every day in 2018, bringing their share of the world's wealth to $1.4 trillion, according to Oxfam.
  • Note, however, that there are some discrepancies between this list and another prestigious wealth ranking, the Bloomberg Billionaires Index; Bloomberg lists Bill Gates as the world's richest man and omits its founder, Michael Bloomberg.
  • The multibillionaire made his fortune from Bloomberg LP, the media company he cofounded that now brings in $10 billion in annual revenue, Business Insider's Katie Warren and Emmie Martin previously reported.
  • Ellison stepped down as CEO in 2014, but continues to be involved with the company, Business Insider previously reported.
  • Wildly successful investor Warren Buffett is the CEO of Berkshire Hathaway, which owns over 60 companies, Business Insider previously reported.
  • Founder and CEO of Amazon.com, Jeff Bezos owns nearly 17% of the company, Business Insider previously reported.

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Inside the East Coast's most expensive ZIP code: Sagaponack, in the Hamptons - Business Insider

  • Within the Hamptons' many affluent towns, a tiny village of 322 people stands out as the priciest ZIP code on the East Coast and the second-most expensive in the country, according to a November 2019 report by Property Shark.
  • The median sale price for a home in the village is $4.3 million, and to live there comfortably, you'll need to make at least $853,738 a year, according to a GoBankingRates study.
  • Home sales in the ritzy seaside communities have slumped to their lowest level in 7 years, and there are the most luxury homes sitting on the market since at least 2011, Bloomberg reported.
  • In Sagaponack, the median sale price dropped by about $1.2 million in the past year, according to PropertyShark.
  • Here's a look inside the exclusive Hamptons community of Sagaponack, the priciest ZIP code on the East Coast.

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AT&T doesn’t want you to see its slow Internet speed-test results

  • AT&T doesn't want its home Internet speeds to be measured by the Federal Communications Commission anymore, and it already convinced the FCC to exclude its worst speed-test results from an annual government report.
  • As we wrote in November 2018, the FCC hadn't yet released any new Measuring Broadband America reports since Pai became chair.
  • Pai's FCC in December 2018 finally released both the 2017 and 2018 reports, tucking them into the final appendices of a larger "Communications Marketplace Report." You can see all the Measuring Broadband America results from over the years at this page.
  • We asked the FCC yesterday if it will include any AT&T and ViaSat test results in future reports, since SamKnows testing equipment could still be in AT&T and ViaSat customer homes, and we asked when the next Measuring Broadband America report will come out.

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