A Chinese vlogger was detained for 5 days for live-streaming her goofy performance of the national anthem

Yang Kaili, a 21-year-old video star, live-streamed herself giving an exaggerated rendition of the Chinese national anthem, waving her arms around like a conductor. Chinese officials deemed the move “disrespectful” and detained her for five days, according to Reuters. Yang was detained under China’s National Anthem Law, which mandates up to 15 days in jail […]

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A former Googler who started losing his hair in his 20s and founded a company to help other men facing a similar fate now wants to help the 38 million people living with migraines

Thirty Madison, the company behind hair loss startup Keeps, is expanding into migraine treatments. The company on Tuesday raised a $15.25 million series A, bringing its total funding to $22.75 million. Investors have poured more than $600 million into companies that promise to bring care directly to patients in the past year alone. A company […]

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Paul Allen Was So Much More Than Microsoft’s Co-Founder

Personal computers, conservation, pro football, rock n’ roll and rocket ships: Paul G. Allen couldn’t have asked for a better way to spend, invest and donate the billions he reaped from co-founding Microsoft with childhood friend Bill Gates. Allen used the fortune he made from Microsoft — whose Windows operating system is found on most […]

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Here’s how Amazon’s and Apple’s new smart speakers stack up with consumers (AMZN, AAPL)

This is a preview of a research report from Business Insider Intelligence, Business Insider’s premium research service. To learn more about Business Insider Intelligence, click here. Current subscribers can read the report here. Smart speakers — Amazon’s Echo, for example — are the latest device category poised to take a chunk of our increasingly digital […]

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Sundar Pichai spoke about Google’s China plans for the first time and it doesn’t look like he’s backing down (GOOG)

Google chief executive Sundar Pichai commented publicly for the first time on the company’s efforts to launch a censored search engine in China. Google has not been available in China for the past decade, and its possible return has caused an outcry among employees and US politicians. Pichai said Google’s mission was to provide the […]

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Bill Gates and Ban Ki-moon are recruiting mayors, heads of state, and finance pros around the world on a last-minute quest to save us from catastrophic heat, drought and flooding

On Tuesday, 28 commissioners and 17 countries around the world banded together to form the Global Commission on Adaptation. Their task for the next year will be to figure out the best ways to both fight and cope with the dramatic, disastrous effects of life on a hotter planet. The program is led by Bill […]

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The fabulous life of Microsoft’s billionaire cofounder Paul Allen, who has died at the age of 65 (MSFT)

Everybody knows Microsoft cofounder Bill Gates, the second-richest man in the world. But Microsoft’s other cofounder, Paul Allen, only became famous outside of Seattle once he published his memoirs in 2011. He too was rich, and his net worth was pegged at $20 billion. With his money, he invested in a lot of tech companies, […]

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‘Our industry has lost a pioneer’: Tech titans are devastated by the death of Microsoft cofounder Paul Allen

Some of the most prominent tech leaders on the planet have paid tribute to Paul Allen, the cofounder of Microsoft who died on Monday at the age of 65. Amazon CEO Jeff Bezos, Apple CEO Tim Cook, and Google CEO Sundar Pichai were among those to celebrate the mark that Allen left on the tech […]

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Crypto firm Coinbase is opening a Dublin office as ‘Plan B’ for Brexit

Coinbase, one of the most prominent cryptocurrency exchanges, has announced plans to open an office in Ireland’s capital, Dublin. The announcement is part of the company’s contingency planning for a no-deal Brexit. “As we plan for all eventualities, it’s important that we continue servicing our customers across Europe, and Ireland would be our preferred choice […]

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