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Stay in the know in 60 seconds. August 16, 2018 1 min read Uber has reported revenues of $2.8 billion, 63 percent higher than last year at this time. However, the company’s losses were at $891 million. Uber’s CEO, Dara Khosrowshahi, says he plans to take the company public in the second half of 2019. The former director of the North Logan City library in Utah has been found guilty of theft and forgery after he spent $89,000 of the city’s money on the mobile game, Game of War. Adam Winger used city credits to purchase Amazon, iTunes and Google Play gift cards that he then used in the game. He was sentenced to 30 days in jail. An apple pop up shop will be open starting today in New York City, but you won’t find iPhones, iPads or Macbooks there. Instead, the temporary shop will literally sell apples, courtesy of Stemlit Growers. Watch the previous 3 things video: Elon Musk’s […]

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Elon Musk’s New Tweet Raises Eyebrows. 3 Things to Know Today.

Stay in the know in 60 seconds. August 15, 2018 1 min read 1. When it comes to news stories that turn into daily sagas, it looks like Elon Musk is the new Facebook. He tweeted another update in his plan to take Tesla private, this time naming advisors before they were all fully on board. Speaking of boards, Tesla’s still hasn’t received any formal offer from Musk. 2. The Coca-Cola Co. is buying a minority stake in Bodyarmor. It’s a sports drink backed by former basketball star Kobe Bryant. Experts say Coca-Cola is looking to diversify beyond sugary soda.  3. In networking news, experts say your most valuable ties are to people you already know — and some of the most useful networking you can do is strengthen your relationships with old friends and current coworkers. Good news, because that’s a lot less stressful.  Read_more Related posts: Elon Musk Says He’ll Sell […]

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Sorry, Your Amazon Echo Spot Is Not Free After All. 3 Things to Know Today.

Stay in the know in 60 seconds. July 31, 2018 1 min read Looks like that “free” Echo Spot on Amazon was too good to be true. A glitch over the weekend listed the $129 device as zero dollars, but the retailer has begun canceling those orders. Uber is shutting down its self-driving-truck program. The ride-hailing company initially entered the business after purchasing Otto, which was subsequently the subject of a lawsuit over allegations Otto founder Anthony Levandowski stole trade secrets from Google’s Waymo. Uber will focus its efforts on self-driving cars.  And following recent incidents of business owners denying service to customers with beliefs that clashed with their own, 1,200 cities and companies, including Levi’s, Yelp and Lyft, have formed a coalition dedicated to serving all customers. Participating businesses will display an “Open for All” badge in store windows and on Yelp listings. Watch the previous 3 Things video: McDonald’s […]

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McDonald’s Launches MacCoin. 3 Things to Know Today.

Stay in the know in 60 seconds. July 30, 2018 1 min read Did you go see a movie this weekend? Did you use MoviePass? Or did you try? The owner of MoviePass disclosed that there was a “service disruption” due to the company’s inability to make certain required payments. Meaning they ran out of cash. So they borrowed $5 million and started rolling again. On with the show! Tesla released its latest zero-emission ride: a $1,500 surfboard. It’s only selling 200 of them, so if you’re interested, sorry, they’re surely sold out by the time you’re seeing this. McDonald’s launched its own international currency: the MacCoin. It is not a cryptocurrency, however; just a voucher for a buy-one-get-one-free Big Mac.  Have a great day! Watch the previous video: Facebook’s Stock Tanks and the ‘Fortnite’ Founder Is Now a Billionaire! Read_more Related posts: Monkeys Take Hot Baths to Reduce Stress! 3 Things to Know Today. Choosing Affiliate Products to […]

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Uber Accused of ‘Vomit Fraud.’ 3 Things to Know Today.

Stay in the know in 60 seconds. July 23, 2018 1 min read Papa John’s board approved a “poison pill” plan to prevent founder John Schnatter from gaining a controlling interest in the pizza chain. Schnatter resigned earlier this month after he used a racial slur in a meeting. The Wall Street Journal reports that Tesla has asked suppliers to refund part of the money it’s previously paid to them. This is reportedly part of a wider effort to make Tesla profitable. Oh Uber, what fresh horrors do you have for us all? How about “Vomit fraud”? According to the Miami Herald, Uber drivers have been uploading fake images of puke in their cars to claim cleaning charges of up to $150. So gross on so many levels. Watch the previous 3 Things to Know video: Google Gets a Record Fine and Chance the Rapper Now Owns a News Site!   Read_more […]

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Elon Musk Apologizes, and No More Killer Robots? 3 Things to Know Today.

Stay in the know in 60 seconds. July 18, 2018 1 min read Here are three things entrepreneurs should know today. For the very first time, leaders in AI have taken concrete action against “lethal autonomous weapons,” or any machine that could take a human life. (The rest of us can call them “killer robots.”) Tesla CEO Elon Musk and the co-founders of Google DeepMind signed the pledge, along with thousands of others. Speaking of Musk, he issued an apology to Vernon Unsworth, the cave diver he called a “pedo” during a Twitter feud. Musk wrote that despite the back-and-forth, the fault was his — and his alone.    Lately, Walmart has publicly taken on Amazon in areas like groceries, ecommerce and home delivery, but now it looks like the retail giant is planning its own video streaming platform to compete with services like Amazon Prime, Netflix and Hulu. Read_more Related posts: How Much It Would […]

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Happy Prime Day! Also, Elon Musk May Have Lost His Mind. What You Need to Know Today.

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Starbucks Says Straws Suck and Zuckerberg Bumps Buffett. 3 Things to Know Today.

Stay in the know in 60 seconds. July 9, 2018 1 min read Starbucks announced that it will eliminate plastic straws by the year 2020. Alternative-material ones and recyclable strawless lids will replace the more than 1 billion plastic straws used at its locations every year. It’s official, Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg is now the third-richest person in the world, bumping down Warren Buffett. The 34-year-old is worth $81.6 billion. Damn young whippersnappers. Groupon is up for sale. How much, you ask? In 2011 it was worth more than $16 billion. Today, Groupon is valued at just $2.4 billion. Hey, discounts are what Groupon does best. Watch the previous 3 Things to Know video: Elon Musk, the Latest iPhone Rumors and Sex in Space! Read_more Related posts: Apple Stock Soars to New Heights Thanks to Warren Buffett’s $44 Billion Vote of Confidence Why Warren Buffett Still Has a Flip Phone Despite Holding Tons of […]

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Elon Musk, the Latest iPhone Rumors and Sex in Space! 3 Things to Know Today.

Stay in the know in 60 seconds. July 6, 2018 1 min read Elon Musk has offered his help in the dangerous rescue of the boys’ soccer team trapped in a cave in Thailand. Musk says engineers from SpaceX and The Boring Company will travel to the cave site this weekend, where one rescue diver sadly lost his life yesterday. 9to5Mac reports that Apple will launch bigger iPhones in a variety of colors later this year. The rumored 6.1-inch LED iPhone will reportedly come in grey, white, blue, red, and orange. Proposing on the jumbotron at a stadium is so been-there-done-that. If you really want to surprise your girlfriend or boyfriend, an agency in France is offering a package to propose while orbiting the moon in 2022. The cost of the trip is $145 million, but can you really put a price tag on love? Have a great day! Watch the previous 3 Things to Know video: Amazon Reportedly Printing a […]

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Amazon Reportedly Printing a Holiday Toy Guide! 3 Things to Know Today.

Stay in the know in 60 seconds. July 5, 2018 1 min read With Toys ‘R’ Us out of business, Amazon is apparently looking to fill the void. The ecommerce giant reportedly plans to publish a holiday toy guide. That should make browsing its seemingly limitless options a lot easier. Yelp can not be forced to remove negative reviews from its site, the California Supreme Court has ruled. The court’s 4-3 majority ruled federal law protects internet companies from liability for statements written by others. In 2011, the United States Postal Service used a photo of the commissioned replica Statue of Liberty located at Las Vegas’s New York-New York Resort & Casino on a stamp. Now, the Postal Service has been ordered to pay the sculptor $3.5 million for its accidental copyright infringement.  Watch the previous 3 Things to Know video: Turn Fourth of July Traffic Jams Into a Your Own Personal Business Class Read_more Related […]

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Drake Broke Records and Tesla Met Its Goals. 3 Things to Know Today.

Stay in the know in 60 seconds. July 2, 2018 1 min read 1. Drake broke single day streaming records with his new album, Scorpion, getting 170 million worldwide streams on Apple Music and 132 million on Spotify in its first 24 hours.2. Step away from the computer. A new law in South Korea says employees can only work up to 52 hours a week.3. Some good news for Tesla. The company met its production goals, making over 5,000 Model 3 cars during the last week of the quarter. Thanks for watching. Have a great day. Read_more Related posts: Elon Musk and Warren Buffett Get in a Candy Fight! 3 Things to Know Today. Apple Stock Soars to New Heights Thanks to Warren Buffett’s $44 Billion Vote of Confidence Why Warren Buffett Still Has a Flip Phone Despite Holding Tons of Apple Stock Surprisingly, Drake’s Lyrics Provide Solid Lessons for […]

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5 Dead in Annapolis Newspaper Shooting. 3 Things to Know Today.

Stay in the know in 60 seconds. June 29, 2018 1 min read Thursday afternoon, journalists at the Capital Gazette in Annapolis, Maryland faced a gunman in their own newsroom and lost five of their colleagues. But the newspaper staff was determined to put out the next day’s paper as scheduled, and they did — reporting on the attack and writing detailed obituaries for the dead.    If you’re traveling for Fourth of July, it’s likely smart to arrive at the airport early: Today could set a new record for the single busiest travel day ever, according to the TSA, which expects to screen about 2.7 million passengers and crew.   And there seems to be no end in sight to Facebook’s continuous data saga. The company’s internal probe into the user data debacle concluded they can’t track where much of the data went after it left Facebook or determine where it is now. […]

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The New Way You Can Partner with Amazon. 3 Things to Know Today.

Stay in the know in 60 seconds. June 28, 2018 1 min read 1. Amazon announced its Delivery Service Partners program, for entrepreneurs to launch their own delivery businesses with a fleet of up to 40 vans with Amazon Prime logos.2. Do it for the ‘gram. There is a mural in Los Angeles that is posted with security guards to only let people with 20,000 or more take pictures in front of it.3. After seven years, Apple and Samsung have settled their legal dispute over smartphone design for an undisclosed fee. Thanks for watching, have a great day.  Read_more Related posts: Amazon’s Biggest Prime Day Sale Starts on July 16 16 Incredible Amazon Prime Facts and Stats How Amazon Sellers Can Drive More Prime Day Sales Amazon Is Laying Off ‘Several Hundred’ Employees Amazon Is Doing What It Does Best: Making Lots and Lots of Money 3 Branding Secrets for Ecommerce Success on Amazon How to […]

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What Does Elon Musk Give for Homework? 3 Things to Know Today.

Stay in the know in 60 seconds. June 27, 2018 1 min read Elon Musk has been running a nonprofit school for four years at SpaceX headquarters — and there are no classes or grades. According to Arstechnica.com, students work together in teams and explore topics like robotics, AI, and presumably, how to launch a Matchbox car into space. In an attempt to solve its breakfast-time sales slump, McDonald’s has found inspiration in an unlikely place: A repeat of Seinfeld. Bloomberg reports that they’ll begin selling just the tops of muffins, an idea Elaine had on the show. Hopefully, Jerry Seinfeld gets a cut of any profits because that guy sure can use some money. Roll over robo-dogs, scientists from the University of Tokyo have created a flying robo-dragon, which can change shape mid-flight. Check out the full video of it in action here. Have a great day! Watch the previous […]

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The First Marijuana-Derived Drug and a New Entry for Most Creative Commute! 3 Things to Know Today.

Stay in the know in 60 seconds. June 26, 2018 1 min read The FDA has approved the first marijuana-derived drug. Epidiolex, which will be used to treat epilepsy, is made from CBD and will not get you high. It should be on the market starting in the fall. Victims of the world’s biggest Bitcoin hack will finally be compensated. A Japanese judge ruled that Mt. Gox, the exchange hacked in 2011, can begin paying back ex-customers and debtors. Mt. Gox’s remaining crypto assets are today valued at over $1 billion. And you thought your commute was bad! A New Jersey comedian running late for a meeting with a potential manager in New York City decided to paddleboard across the Hudson River. He reportedly didn’t get a deal with the manager, but at least he’s got his 15 minutes of fame. Watch the previous 3 Things to Know video: Attack of […]

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Attack of Amazon’s $4.4 Million Interns! 3 Things to Know Today.

Stay in the know in 60 seconds. June 25, 2018 1 min read Jeff Bezos‘s space-tourism startup Blue Origin will start selling passenger tickets for space trips in 2019. No word on ticket prices, but definitely bring your own barf bag. Speaking of Mr. Bezos, Amazon has so many summer interns, it costs $4.4 million to feed and house them and the city of Seattle had to add extra buses to get them back and forth from their University of Washington dorms. How’s this for planning? CNET reports that Tokyo’s waterworks department adjusted its water supply during the Japan/Columbia World Cup match this weekend, anticipating that during halftime, millions of fans would hit the bathroom and flush all at once — and they were right. Usage went up 50% after the final whistle. GOOOOOOALLLLLLL!!!! Watch the previous 3 Things to Know video: How to Negotiate Lower Monthly Bills — and Keep the Extra […]

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Use These Strategies to Make Your Voice Heard at Work. 3 Things to Know Today.

Get in the know in 60 seconds. June 21, 2018 1 min read Getting your voice heard at work — whether you’re in a meeting, talking with your boss or communicating with collegues — can sometimes be challenging. But here are a few things you can do: First, everyone should be aware that in meetings where both men and women are present, women speak 25 percent less than men on average, according to a study published in the American Political Science Review. It’s something many of us can work on. Leadership expert Jill Flynn suggests treating every meeting “as if you’re visiting a foreign country.” Figure out what’s on the agenda, and prepare questions and comments accordingly. When you speak up, be authoritative! Instead of saying “How about we do this …” say, “I strongly suggest we do this … .” To show agreement, say, “I agree completely. Want more tips? Women Entrepreneur just […]

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Use These Strategies to Identify Your Leadership Flaws. 3 Things to Know Today.

Stay in the know in 60 seconds. June 19, 2018 1 min read Recent research published in Harvard Business Review found most leaders are unaware of their “fatal flaws,” and those flaws may make others think they’re bad leaders overall. Not sure what your weaknesses are — or if you even have any? Ask someone you trust to give you an honest assessment. We recently looked at the five worst leadership qualities, and some of them may surprise you. For example, did you know being overly optimistic makes you seem out of touch? An irrepressible can-do attitude also might have your team dreading living up to your sky-high aspirations. Another trait that surprisingly can be a negative for leaders is empathy. If you have more empathy for one particular person, or you’re only empathetic to those who are exactly like you, it can lead to poor decisions that exclude others. […]

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Instagram Stopped Notifying People When You Screenshot a Story. 3 Things to Know Today.

Stay in the know in 60 seconds. June 15, 2018 1 min read In a quick turnaround after Tuesday’s ruling, AT&T completed its acquisition of Time Warner, giving it the rights to assets like HBO, CNN, major sports leagues and the Harry Potter films.  There’s bad news on the corporate diversity front: Google released its fifth annual diversity report yesterday, and the number of women and underrepresented minorities in its workforce has barely changed. This news comes after the company rejected the proposal to link executive pay to diversity metrics.     In other news, Instagram officially stopped notifying people when you screenshot a Story, so people can now “creep” in peace. Read_more Related posts: How Do You Get People to Believe in Your Business? Tell a Good Story. You’ll Cringe at These 10 Terrible Excuses for Why Companies Don’t Have Women on Their Boards of Directors Here’s What You Can […]

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Elon Musk to Bore Chicago, Iron Man Suits and the World Cup: 3 Things to Know Today

Stay in the know in 60 seconds. Read_more Related posts: Elon Musk Says He’ll Sell Lego-Like Bricks Made of Tunnel Rock Elon Musk Says Falcon 9 Second Stage Recovery Requires ‘Giant Party Balloon’ Elon Musk’s Boring Company to Prioritize Pedestrians Over Cars How Much It Would Cost Elon Musk to Become the World’s Next Willy Wonka (Infographic) What It’s Really Like to Work for Elon Musk I Ran My Day Like Elon Musk Runs His — and This Is What Happened 25 Weird Things We’ve Learned About Elon Musk Elon Musk Just Deleted His Facebook Account

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