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Why Silicon Valley is still salivating over those sweet, sweet government defense contracts
The narrative that major tech companies are shedding defense contracts is wrong.
Trung T. Phan
• October 15, 2020
A peek inside the vote-tech industry
A small industry of tech companies ensure your ballots get counted.
• October 1, 2020
Here’s how Google could defend itself in the latest major antitrust case
With the US government looking to bring an antitrust case against Google, the search giant could use American Express’ playbook to defend itself.
Trung T. Phan
• September 25, 2020
The CIA has a plan to poach Big Tech employees
It can’t beat tech salaries, so it’s trying the next best thing.
• September 23, 2020
fraud and scams
The boarding-pass hack that hit Australia’s former prime minister
Maybe don’t upload your boarding pass to Instagram.
• September 21, 2020
Why is the SEC shaking up its investing rules?
The SEC is changing its rules for investing in private markets. Find out what it means for you.
Trung T. Phan
• August 31, 2020
CIA BBQ sauce and DEA baby bottles: The business of government merch
Those Post Office crop-tops are far from a one-off.
• August 24, 2020
It’s prime time for coronavirus swindlers
The FTC said recently that corona-fraud complaints had doubled in the last few weeks. Consumers reported losing $4.7m+, with a median loss of ~$600.
• April 8, 2020
The race is on for the government’s small-business rescue loans
The race is on for small businesses to get coronavirus relief, but chaos set in quickly.
• April 6, 2020
Facebook watch: The tech giant expects to receive the largest-ever fine for a data breach in the US
Facebook expects to be hit with the largest-ever US fine for user privacy and data breaches, but does it even matter?
• April 26, 2019
The FTC is finally cracking down on fake Amazon reviews
The FTC has issued a $12.8 fine on a shady supplement company for paying for fake reviews on Amazon.
• February 28, 2019
Altria bought a 35% stake in Juul, and it’s been a headache for the cig giant ever since
Altria’s major investment into Juul has been a headache from the get-go, and now the FDA is out for blood.
• January 25, 2019
Relativity Space won permission to lease a government launch pad on Cape Canaveral
Relativity Space continues its hot streak of support after winning permission from the US Air Force to launch from Cape Canaveral.
• January 18, 2019
Turns out, it’s expensive to shut the entire government down
Nearly 800k federal workers have been furloughed because of the shutdown, and it’s costing the government a pretty penny.
• January 10, 2019
Steel producer Nucor will leverage federal tax cuts to build a $1.35B steel mill
After a big 2018, Nucor plans to create 400 new full-time jobs by the year 2022 after announcing it will build a $1.3B steel factory.
• January 8, 2019
A new Missouri law has got beef with lab-grown ‘meat’
As scientists engineer new ways to create food without animals, old producers are lobbying for strict labeling laws for protection.
• August 29, 2018
Hawaii governor stresses the rest of the island is ‘open for business’ despite eruption
The Kilauea Volcano is taking a massive toll on the Big Island’s economy, and Hawaii’s governor wants to reassure everyone parts of the island are still open for business.
• May 24, 2018
Racing Amazon for JEDI contract, Microsoft gives US intelligence a seat on its cloud
To win the cloud wars for the government’s $10B JEDI contract to build a war-cloud, Microsoft launched a government version of its cloud services.
• May 22, 2018
Only social media can ban you from social media
On Monday, the Supreme Court struck down a North Carolina law that made it a felony for registered sex offenders to use Facebook and other social media sites. It’s a monumental decision — one of the first to grapple with the complex relationship between the internet and the First Amendment. It all began with a […]
• June 21, 2017
Net neutrality is on the chopping block
Donald Trump just appointed two long-time opponents to the FCC’s rules.
• November 22, 2016
Everyone is baking — and entrepreneurs are rising up to meet the demand
The restaurant owner who asked for 1-star Yelp reviews
The worst sales promotion in history
Why nobody ever wins the car at the mall
How small business owners survived the Great Recession
New business ideas and the best way to capitalize.
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