Amazon Prime Day, Amazon's middle-of-July sales bonanza, will start on July 15 and last two full days.It offers steep discounts on a variety of products, similar to a Black Friday or Cyber Monday sale.In 2018, Prime Day became the largest sales event in Amazon's history, but it was leapfrogged by Cyber Monday later in the year.Visit Business Insider's homepage for more stories.Amazon Prime members won't have to wait much longer for their favorite day of the year.Amazon announced on Tuesday that its annual sales bonanza known as Prime Day will start on Monday, July 15 and last a full 48 hours.
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Google employees planning on marching with the company at this weekend's San Francisco Pride parade have been warned that protesting against YouTube's LGBTQ+ policies would be a violation of company policy.The confirmation of Google's stance came by way of an email exchange between a leader of the Gayglers, an internal LGBTQ+ employee group, and the company's Global LGBTQ+ Community Inclusion Lead.A Google spokesperson confirmed with Business Insider on Monday that employees would be in violation of its corporate policy if they were to protest the company while marching with its float.The spokesperson said employees were free to protest however they like if they are part of a contingent other than Google's or if they show up in their own "personal capacity."The confirmation of Google's stance towards employee protests at Pride was first reported by The Verge and came by way of an email exchange between a leader of the Gayglers, an internal LGBTQ+ employee group, and the company's Global LGBTQ+ Community Inclusion Lead.When the employee asked if they could be apart of Google's contingent, while also protesting YouTube's recent policy decisions, the inclusion lead said that doing so would violate the company's communications policy.
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The couple first got married in September 2018, but celebrated for a second time with celebrities like singer Katy Perry and designer Diane von Furstenberg in attendance, Page Six reports.Visit Business Insider's homepage for more stories.Model Karlie Kloss and Joshua Kushner — a venture capitalist who is also the younger brother of the White House adviser Jared Kushner — first got married in September 2018.Page Six reports the reception took place at Bush Creek Ranch in Wyoming, and guests in attendance were decked out in western-themed outfits.Josh Kushner, 34, founded a venture capital firm in 2009 called Thrive Capital.Oscar Health, which aims to use tech to provide a more consumer-friendly insurance option, was last publicly valued at $3.2 billion.
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To read the full article, simply click here to claim your deal and get access to all exclusive Business Insider PRIME content.Intel is reportedly planning to cut the prices of some of its desktop processors, ahead of the release of new chips from AMD.Analysts say such a move would make sense given the stiffer competition Intel faces from rival AMD.Intel is reportedly planning to slash prices for some of it desktop processors in a competitive gambit at a time when the chip giant is seen falling behind archrival AMD.Intel is said to be considering a 15% price reduction on some of its main products, according to Digitimes, citing unnamed sources among motherboard manufacturers.The price cuts would mark the latest setback in a turbulent period for Intel, following a CEO change that put finance chief Bob Swan in the top job at the start of the year.
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Boeing's employee parking lot is packed with grounded 737 Max jets, the local Seattle news station KING-TV first reported last month.Boeing has lost more than $1 billion throughout the 737 Max debacle, according to the company's most recent earnings report.And storing those planes is yet another hit to the embattled plane maker's bottom line.It costs some $2,000 a month per plane, Bloomberg reported.Boeing has struggled to manage its supply of 737 Max jets months after the fallout from two fatal crashes involving the planes in October and March.And now Boeing has had to crowd its employee parking lots with some undelivered planes, the local Seattle news station KING-TV reported.
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On Monday, Los Angeles-based video cloud company OwnZones announced that Bryant had joined its advisory board.This follows news earlier this year that she had joined Broadcom's board.OwnZones is an interesting company and an interesting choice for Bryant to join.OwnZones offers makers of TV, movie, and video content a way to easily convert video ino formats that can be streamed over the internet.Interestingly, OwnZones was founded by a former Microsoftie, Dan Goman, who, back in the day, worked in Microsoft's Windows Media division.But it wasn't a fit and about 7 months later she left Google, too.
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Electronic Arts, one of the world's largest video game publishers, defended its business practices during a recent hearing with UK Parliament's Digital, Culture, Media, and Sport Committee.Lawmakers questioned whether EA's sale of randomized digital items, commonly referred to as loot boxes, is similar to gambling.Just last week, EA was called before the UK Parliament's Digital Culture, Media, and Sport (DCMS) Committee to discuss whether its games were leading to addiction and introducing children to gambling.Kerry Hopkins, EA's vice president of legal and government affairs, said the company uses the term "surprise mechanics" to describe the randomized item packs, and compared the sale of loot boxes to several popular children's toys that are widely available in stores.Iconic characters like Darth Vader and Luke Skywalker were exclusively available through loot boxes upon the game's release, causing outrage among passionate "Star Wars" fans.EA's calculated response to an upset fan became the most downvoted comment in the history of Reddit, and the backlash prompted EA to remove paid loot mechanics from the game entirely.
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Figuring out how to set up an Amazon Fire Stick is simpler than it seems.Amazon's Fire Stick is an easy way for those who don't have a smart TV to watch shows and movies, listen to music, and enjoy other subscription-based services.Setting up Amazon's Fire Stick just requires a television with an HDMI port, batteries for the remote, and an internet connection.More than five years ago, Amazon released its very own streaming device where you can watch all your favorite TV shows, movies, and more — the Fire Stick.It also comes with equipped with Alexa for voice commands.Today, an Amazon Fire Stick costs about $40, and it's simple to set up.
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Beginning June 27, Amazon will start daily operations out of Stevens Anchorage International Airport — one of the 20-plus US airports from which Amazon Air flies.It does not appear that the move points to Amazon's desire to cater to Alaska's 737,000 residents.Amazon Air is adding another gateway to its network of airports: Anchorage, Alaska.Amazon's in-house air cargo fleet, which will total 70 planes by 2021, is key to the e-commerce behemoth's plan to achieve one-day shipping for its Prime members this year."We're thrilled to bring Prime members in Alaska their packages faster," an Amazon spokesperson told Business Insider in a statement.Read more: FedEx no longer will fly your Amazon packages — and now pressure is mounting on the company as it gears up its in-house air-freight network
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Warner Bros. announced Ann Sarnoff as its new CEO on Monday, and Zack Snyder fans quickly pleaded for her to release the infamous "Snyder Cut" of "Justice League."Many of the tweets responding to Warner Bros.' tweet announcement used the hashtag " ReleasetheSnyderCut," which has become a rallying cry for those who want to see Snyder's original vision for the movie.Snyder departed "Justice League" as director late into production after a family tragedy, and Joss Whedon stepped in for reshoots.Visit Business Insider's homepage for more stories.The campaign to release the "Justice League" "Snyder Cut" is still alive and well a year and a half after the movie's release.Warner Bros. announced BBC Studios Americas president Ann Sarnoff as its new chair and CEO on Monday, the first woman to ever lead the studio.
For a limited time, if you buy a Honeywell smart thermostat from Best Buy, you'll also get a free Amazon Echo Dot.To get the free Dot, you can choose from a range of thermostats, including some smart ones that offer a range of scheduling and automatic features.A good smart speaker is an obvious starting point, as it lets you control other smart devices with your voice.For a limited time, you can get both of those items at a pretty low price.The thermostats range in price from $79.99— which is already $20 off — all the way up to $199.99.There are a number of thermostats that are eligible for the deal, from relatively basic ones to more advanced thermostats.
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But "Halo" is far from the only game we know that's coming to next-gen game consoles.Visit Business Insider's homepage for more stories.Sony's PlayStation 5 and Microsoft's Project Scarlett— the next Xbox — are scheduled to arrive next fall."It's in the concept and design [stage] — this is what it is, this is what it will be, these are some of the parts it will have."There is no announced launch window for "The Elder Scrolls VI," but we can guess based on Howard's statements that it's anywhere from two to four years away.The legendary "Halo" franchise helped make Microsoft's Xbox a household name back in 2001.
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Top Facebook exec says people risk "overreacting to the bad" aspects of social media.He pushed back against the "tech lash," a wave of growing scrutiny of the tech giants, in a speech in Berlin on Monday.Top Facebook executive and former British politician Nick Clegg has argued that people are at risk of "overreacting to the bad" aspects of social media and damaging its positive potential as a result.In a speech in Berlin on Monday evening, the former UK Deputy Prime Minister and ex-Liberal Democrat leader pushed back against the "tech lash" — a wave of growing scrutiny of giant technology companies like Facebook, and increasing calls for oversight or even antitrust action against them.Facebook has been battered by two years of scandals — from political research firm Cambridge Analytica's misappropriation of tens of millions of users' data to the social network's role in spreading hate speech in Myanmar.The Silicon Valley tech giant is now frantically trying to prove that it has made meaningful changes in light of these crises, and is attempting to head off the most aggressive calls for regulation — from the likes of US presidential hopeful Elizabeth Warren, and Facebook cofounder-turned-critic Chris Hughes — by proposing its own regulatory remedies.
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The Org tracks executive changes at companies big and small.Every week we bring you an overview of the most important executive changes from the past week.This week, PayPal announced the planned departure of Bill Ready who has served as the company's Chief Operating Officer for six years.Ready joined PayPal six years ago as CEO of Braintree and Venmo, which PayPal acquired for $800 million.As PayPal's Chief Operating Officer, he is responsible for product, technology and engineering at PayPal, as well as the end-to-end customer experiences for PayPal's consumer, merchant, Braintree, Venmo, Paydiant and Xoom businesses.Former CEO of General Electric joins Twilio's board of directors
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Apple is expected to release three iPhones once again this year, meaning we're likely to see a follow-up to the iPhone XR.The new iPhone XR will reportedly have a 6.1-inch LCD screen like the current version, but it's getting an upgrade to two cameras as opposed to one.It may also come in different color options, including new lavender and green shades.Reports indicate Apple will follow last year's pattern and release three new iPhones this fall: two high-end models and a less expensive successor to the iPhone XR.Unlike the more expensive models, the iPhone XR has one camera instead of two and features an LCD screen rather than an OLED display.From new color options to an upgraded camera, here's everything we're expecting to see from Apple's follow-up to the iPhone XR.
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To read the full article, simply click here to claim your deal and get access to all exclusive Business Insider PRIME content.Ad-tech firm LiveRamp has acquired Data Plus Math, a company that helps advertisers track what consumers buy after they watch TV ads, in a cash-and-stock deal valued at $150 million.Data Plus Math is being sold at a 24X to 30X multiple of revenue, which is high even for its sector, experts say.LiveRamp sees a lot of potential for the acquisition to grow its revenue while serving advertisers that are demanding digital-like data on their video spending, though.Data Plus Math has 20 employees who will join LiveRamp, including co-founders John Hoctor and Matthew Emans, and is expected to close during the company's fiscal second quarter.CEO Scott Howe said the acquisition will help advertisers who want to make TV act more like digital advertising.
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It's a big year for Uber.The first name in ride-hailing is arguably the biggest IPO of 2019, along with a reported confidential filing with the top U.S. stock market regulator.This has stoked the fires of rampant speculation on Wall Street, and some analysts are predicting the company could be worth as much as $120 billion.With such eye-popping numbers, it's difficult to remember a time when the 10-year-old company wasn't the juggernaut it is today.Uber currently has more than 2 million drivers ferrying passengers in more than 63 countries.But back in August 2008, founder Garrett Camp was laying out his dream of a "next-generation car service" in a slideshow on his computer.
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Figuring out how to take live photos on your iPhone can be confusing, as it's hidden behind a very tiny icon.The Live Photo option native to iOS allows you to take pictures that "come alive when you touch them" — in other words, photos that also record a second or two of motion after you press the shutter button.Live Photos offers three different shooting modes: loop, bounce, and long exposure.Digital photography offers plenty of advantages over its analog equivalents, and the iPhone takes things up another notch with its Live Photo option.This feature is enabled by default, but to double check, look for the small icon in the toolbar across the top of your screen that looks like a bullseye.If the Live Photo icon is colored yellow, that means Live Photo is enabled.
Apple released the public beta for iOS 13 and iPadOS on Monday, giving Apple device owners an early chance to try out the new software.The software is currently in beta form, which means it's unfinished may be prone to bugs and issues.iOS 13 brings new features to nearly every aspect of the iPhone's operating system, from a new Dark Mode to apps like Maps, Reminders, and Messages.Apple's new iPhone and iPad software doesn't officially launch until later this year, but Apple is giving device owners the chance to try it out early through its beta program.The company released the public beta version of iOS 13 and iPadOS on Monday, coming after the firm initially launched the beta software to developers earlier this month.Those who are interested in trying out the software should head over to Apple's website and register to be part of the beta.
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iPhones are precisely made machines, so in the process of figuring out how to fix a cracked iPhone screen yourself, you run the risk of doing even more damage.Using a screen repair business not officially affiliated with Apple may be cheaper, but can also void your iPhone warranty, so think carefully before handing it over to a repair store.Recently, I was jogging from my car to a pizza shop to pick up dinner for the family, carrying my keys and iPhone in one hand, while digging through my wallet for cash with the other, not being careful with either.In the midst of jostling the items about, my venerable iPhone 6 took a dive and hit the edge of the curb screen-first.Cracked doesn't begin to do the damage justice; the screen was positively shattered, so crisscrossed with cracks that it could hardly turn on.Since it was an older phone and I was due for an upgrade anyway, the solution was simple: to replace my cracked iPhone screen, I simply bought a new phone.
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