Boris Johnson to Meet Irish Prime Minister During Visit to Belfast

U.K. Prime Minister Boris Johnson will meet his Irish counterpart Micheal Martin for the first time on Thursday, during a visit designed to strengthen ties between London and Northern Ireland. Although Britain is still negotiating its post-Brexit relationship with the European Union, Johnson’s agreement last year to accept a regulatory border in the Irish Sea — thereby ensuring the Irish […]

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Biden, Harris appear together for first time since VP announcement: 'America is crying out for leadership'

Joe Biden, Kamala Harris make first joint appearance as Democratic presidential ticket Biden and Harris debut as running mates in Wilmington, Delaware. Joe Biden and Kamala Harris made their debut together as running mates Wednesday afternoon in Wilmington, Del., a day after Biden announced his choice of the California senator to join him on the 2020 Democratic ticket, with Harris […]

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A Google product built for users in developing countries is booming in the US. The head of Google's Next Billion Users group explains how its work in emerging markets is shaping the next Google hits.

Now five years old, Google's Next Billion Users initiative has around 300 central employees and works with teams across YouTube, Chrome, and more. NBU builds new products, and adapts existing Google products, for emerging markets. It was an idea Sundar Pichai first floated when he became CEO in 2015. Voice, vernacular, and video are the three big themes it's focusing […]

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Airbnb Quarterly Revenue Drops 67%; IPO Still Planned

Airbnb Inc. reported tumbling revenue and mounting losses in the second quarter, but the home-sharing startup is still eyeing a stock market debut before year’s end, according to people familiar with the matter. Revenue fell to $335 million in the period ending June 30, said the people, who didn’t want to be named discussing private information. That’s down at least […]

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American workers are more likely to speak up if employers put their health at risk than if their companies don't respond to protests

The strategic advisory firm Brunswick has been conducting a regular survey of 1,000 US workers about their attitudes and company responses to the pandemic. The latest survey asked workers about how they would respond if their employers put their health at risk or if they responded "inappropriately" to a social issue, such as to the protests against racism and police […]

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Hyperion just revealed the hydrogen-powered, all-electric XP-1, a hypercar with 'atomic bomb levels of energy'

California-based hydrogen-energy startup Hyperion just revealed its XP-1 hypercar. It will build just 300 examples of the fuel-cell-powered vehicle. The company claims the XP-1 can hit 60 mph in under 2.2 seconds, with a range of over 1,000 miles. Visit Business Insider's homepage for more stories. Brand-new hypercars are having a moment. Hot on the heels of McLaren F1 designer […]

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Deroy Murdock: Biden's history on race – years of troubling slurs, friendships and policies

Harris the ‘safe pick,’ but may not excite African American base: Tom Bevan Joe Biden’s selection of Sen. Kamala Harris, D-Calif., as his running mate does nothing to erase his years of anti-black slurs, friendships and policies. In recent weeks, the presumptive Democratic nominee thrice has said, essentially, blacks are all the same. On May 22, Biden told radio host Lenard “Charlamagne tha God” McKelvy: “I tell ya, if you […]

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Before BigCommerce's 200% IPO pop, Intuit offered $1.5 billion for the software company

Intuit offered to buy BigCommerce for $1.5 billion about a month before the e-commerce software company's IPO. BigCommerce opted to go public instead, and the stock jumped over 200% in its debut last week. The stock market is pricing subscription software companies at a premium during the pandemic. BigCommerce's stock more than tripled in its market debut last week, marking […]

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