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For under $30, train to be an AWS-certified Big Data expert

This in-depth training course is perfect for those looking for a new method of working big data projects. Over 17 hours of advanced training, users will get all the background they need on the collection, storage, processing, analysis, visualization and security of big data in AWS. 
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Improve the IRS by joining the Taxpayer Advocacy Panel

Taxpayer Advocacy Panel members provide information on how to improve the IRS at the agency's annual Tax Forums. (Photo courtesy TAP News) How many times, perhaps times per day, have you said, "If I were in charge, I'd do things differently." Now's your chance to follow up on that, at least when it comes to how U.S. taxpayers interact with our tax system and the agency that administers it. Become a member of the Taxpayer Advocacy Panel, or TAP as it's called, and improve the Internal Reve...
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New bill would cap mobile home rent hikes statewide

California legislators passed a law last year that limited rent increases for tenants in buildings at least 15 years old. But the measure, AB 1482, did not include mobile homes, allowing park owners to raise space rent as much as they want. A new bill unveiled Friday, Feb. 21, would change that. Assembly member Sharon Quirk–Silva, D-Fullerton, unveiled a plan to place rent caps on all California mobile homes. Patterned after AB 1482, the bill would limit future increases to 5% a year plus the co...
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Bill Gates can buy any car he wants — but maybe Elon Musk should care it's a Porsche and not a Tesla (TSLA, MSFT)

Bill Gates recently said he'd bought an all-electric Porsche Taycan, prompting Tesla CEO Elon Musk to characterize his billionaire-on-billionaire interactions with the Microsoft co-founder as "underwhelming." Gates can buy any car he wants — and he has a track record for favoring Porsches. For now, Tesla is selling some high-performing versions of its vehicles, but it lacks a car that competes with Taycan on newness and sizzle. Interestingly, if Tesla continues to grow, the company might find ...
Tags: Apple, Facebook, Elon Musk, Microsoft, Steve Jobs, US, Trends, General Motors, Tesla, Porsche, Ford, Bill Gates, Tom Cruise, Ridley Scott, Gates, Musk


Here are the 11 companies that experts think Microsoft could try to acquire in 2020, including Salesforce, Twilio, and Workday (MSFT, CRM, TWLO, WDAY)

Microsoft spent more than $9 billion on acquisitions during its last fiscal year, mostly attributable to its $7.5 billion purchase of GitHub. Analysts expect the buying spree to continue, and speculated on a few big names that Microsoft might try to buy. The list includes Salesforce, Twilio and Workday — though be advised that there's no indication that anybody at Microsoft has so much as thought of buying any of these companies; this is all speculation from industry analysts. Also of note is ...
Tags: Google, Microsoft, Trends, Linkedin, Autodesk, Salesforce, Amazon Web Services, Rbc, Coupe, AT T, RBC Capital Markets, Wedbush Securities, Avaya, Ringcentral, Brent Bracelin, Bracelin


A Google manager was arrested, then released, as part of a murder investigation after his wife was found dead in Hawaii

Google product manager Sonam Saxena was arrested and then released as police continue their investigation into the disappearance and death of his wife, Smriti Saxena. Smriti, who was a Microsoft business program manager, was reported missing by Sonam on Tuesday while the Seattle couple was vacationing in Hawaii. Smriti's body was discovered on a beach on Wednesday, and Sonam was arrested on a count of second-degree murder, then released the following day as police said an investigation was ong...
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'I like being in the trenches': Fastly CEO steps down after disappointing market debuts, citing his 'true strengths and passions' as a developer instead of company leader (FSLY)

On Thursday, Fastly CEO Artur Bergman announced he would be stepping down as CEO less than a year after the internet infrastructure company went public. "At my core, I am a developer," Bergman wrote in an email to Fastly employees, saying his "true strengths and passions lie in building the architecture and innovation, including our compute platform." The tech company went public last April, and was considered one of the best performing tech IPOs that included several disappointing market debu...
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Teleperformance closing Burbank office; employees will work from home

Teleperformance USA-FHCS will shutter its Burbank office next month, but the facility’s 140 employees won’t be out of work. Instead, they’ll be working from home. In a letter sent to the state Employment Development Department, the French outsourcing services company said it recently made plans to “change the structure of our customer service organization.” The Worker Adjustment and Retraining Notification Act requires employers to provide 60 days advance written notice of a pending mass layoff ...
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I tried the new wireless earbuds Samsung launched to challenge Apple's AirPods — and found 3 things I loved about them and 2 ways they fall short

Samsung's Galaxy Buds Plus offer clear sound, a comfortable fit, and convenient integration with Spotify at an affordable price. But they do lack some features found on alternatives from Apple and Amazon that are similarly priced. For example, they don't support the ability to launch voice commands hands-free, like Apple's second-generation AirPods and Amazon's Echo Buds.  Visit Business Insider's homepage for more stories. The wireless earbuds space has become increasingly crowded in the yea...
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3 easy ways to help people in extreme poverty

Widely described as one of the most influential living philosophers, Peter Singer provides concrete and straightforward ways of combatting poverty.You can have a major impact by donating to organizations like the Seva Foundation or Fred Hollows Foundation, which perform cataract surgery; the Fistula Foundation, which corrects potentially ruinous complications that occur while giving birth; and Village Enterprise, which fosters and funds enterprise in small villages.A free download of the 10th an...
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Who made and owns TikTok?

With 1.5 billion users, this makes TikTok the most popular social media app in the world right now, but who owns the short form video sharing app and is your personal information on the app safe? TikTok is the number one (non-gaming) app in the world, but the app largely remains a mystery to those outside of Gen Z. After the death of Vine in 2016, ByteDance were quick to fill the void with a similar short form video app, largely focused around lip-syncing. Chinese company ByteDance, ...
Tags: Video, Music, Technology, Safety, Parents, Children, Internet, China, Censorship, Social Media, Startup, Data, Sharing, App, World, Chinese


The wide range of state and local taxes

Texas doesn't have a personal income tax, but there are plenty of other levies we Lone Star State residents must pay. Most U.S. taxpayers also must file a state return every spring. Only those of us who live in one of the seven states — Alaska, Florida, Nevada, South Dakota, Washington, Wyoming and my home Texas — don't have to mess with state income tax forms. Some more local jurisdictions, generally large cities, also levy income taxes. And most of those other 43 states (and cities et a...
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A Silicon Valley stylist reveals the biggest fashion issues she sees among the tech workers she styles — and her advice for anyone looking to dress better

Bay Area tech workers are becoming more aware of the importance of personal style, according to Kimberly Gant, who's been a stylist in the Bay Area for seven years.  That's reflected in major tech CEOs like Jeff Bezos and Mark Zuckerberg, who have started dressing more fashionably and professionally over the past few years.  Gant highlighted three issues she's noticed among people who come to her for guidance, and gave advice for improving your own wardrobe.  Visit Business Insider's homepage ...
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Hackers are getting better at tricking people into handing over passwords — here's what to look out for, according to experts

Phishing scams in which hackers pose as trusted figures to trick people into handing over passwords are getting increasingly sophisticated. Security experts describe an arms race between services that weed out scammers and attackers developing new tricks and workarounds. Phishing is on the rise, and costing over $57 million from more than 114,000 victims in the US last year, according to a recent FBI report. Visit Business Insider's homepage for more stories. Hackers don't break in, they log ...
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Bosses frequently slept with subordinates at WeWork

Under Adam Neumann, inter-office relationships at WeWork proliferated, according to a Business Insider investigation. In 2018, a woman on the real estate team sent the company a 50-page letter of wide-ranging allegations about the company's culture, including about relationships between colleagues and between subordinates and their managers. That document, which led to a company investigation, eventually resulted in a more than $2 million settlement. Now, WeWork's new CEO said he's leading a c...
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The Chief Information Security Officer of Microsoft explains how it's helping companies protect themselves against a threat almost as big as hackers: Their own employees (MSFT)

Microsoft is unveiling a new Office 365 tool that would let businesses spot "internal risks," including the mishandling or theft of company files. Microsoft Chief Information Security Officer Bret Arsenault said the new technology, called Microsoft Insider Risk Management, uses AI and machine learning to allow businesses to monitor the way information flows within a network. The tool would enable a business to quickly identify risks, including unintentional transfer or storage of files, that c...
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Do Not Go Quietly

Once upon a time I was the youngest kid in the corporate conference room. I never thought twice before I spoke and digital jargon rolled effortlessly off my tongue. There was some good reason for this. I had decent knowledge of HTML, taught myself Flash (some of you may need to look that up) and when digital media went social, I mastered that as well, at least in the early days. I can still remember the son of a local ad agency owner calling me “the digital guy”. These were heady pioneering yea...
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This $3.3 million yacht is powered by solar panels that allow it to cruise around forever without refueling — see inside

Serenity Yachts just released two models for solar-powered yachts. The boats were unveiled at the Miami International Boat Show in February.  The Serenity 64 costs $3.3 million, and the Serenity 74, which is in production, will cost $5.5 million. Visit Business Insider's homepage for more stories. Nearly everything is getting a sustainable makeover, even luxury yachts, apparently. Grand Cayman-based Serenity Yachts just showed off two of their new designs for solar-powered yachts at the Miami...
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How to Negotiate a Win-Win Deal

Your prospective clients are always going to ask you if you can provide them with a lower price. Their obligation to their company is to select the right partner while also controlling their costs, not paying more than is necessary. The powers that be inside your company are doing the same thing when your sisters and brothers sell them the things they buy. A good deal for your client must also be a good deal for your company, the definition of a win-win deal. Here is a framework for executing a ...
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Wine Marketing 101: 5 Tips to Sweeten Your Wineries Sales

by Robert Clough Marketing a winery and making it stand out in a crowded field is a tough ask.  There are over 10,000 wineries in the United States. Your marketing needs to be flawless to sell your wines. Read on to learn the top wine marketing tips that you can implement right away to boost your wine sales. 1. Have a Great Story People are naturally drawn to stories. Stories are the reason why some wineries do so much better than others. People care about where and how the grapes are ...
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New images of Betelgeuse’s dimming surface reveal the star’s changing shape, puzzling astronomers

Astronomers have observed the ever dimming surface of Betelguese with the aid of the ESO’s Very Large Telescope (VLT). The stunning new images they have captured not only reveal the star’s unprecedented dimming but also that the red supergiant in the constellation of Orion is changing shape. Betelgeuse began to noticeably dim in late 2019, with the red supergiant’s estimated drop in brightness currently at around 36% of its normal output. This is a change so extreme it is noticeable with the nak...
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What developers can teach us about responsive design

Did you know TNW Conference has a track fully dedicated to exploring new design trends this year? Check out the full ‘Sprint‘ program here. Since the dawn of web design, we have measured our websites in pixels. A somewhat absolute measurement that describes the smallest visual unit of a screens resolution. I’ve developed a rather love-hate relationship with these little gremlins, certainly from an engineering point of view. On the one hand, the pixel is a ubiquitous measurement that is easy to v...
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Women Entrepreneurs Are Making a Positive Impact on our Business Ecosystem

As we celebrate Women’s History Month this March, let's also celebrate and salute all the women entrepreneurs for their hard work, smarts and perseverance to get things done.  Business success doesn't come easy yet it's the women entrepreneurs who are determined to accelerate their own growth.According to The 2019 State of Women-Owned Business Report commissioned by American Express, “Between 2014 and 2019, the number of women-owned businesses climbed 21% to a total of nearly 13 million (12,943...
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5 Best Kept Secrets of People Who Work Faster Than You

Have you ever had a coworker who seemed like they could do everything that you do, only faster? They write emails in record time, they finish their work on projects before you, and they always seem on top of their tasks and responsibilities. How is it that these people can work so quickly, leaving the rest of us in the dust? Were they simply born to be work-cranking machines? Or is there something more to the story? Best-Kept Secrets of Fast Workers There are a multitude of factors that enabl...
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Creative Selection – Inside Apple’s Design Process During the Golden Age

Creative Selection Steve Jobs is a business icon whose influence beyond his company Apple is still felt today. Much was written about him and his legacy after his death, and since Jobs’ passing Apple has transitioned into a new era under current CEO Tim Cook. With all the attention Jobs received, I find it fascinating to hear about the experiences about other role players in Apple’s history. One book that shed a light on Apple’s process is Creative Selection: Inside Apple’s Design Process Dur...
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Costco changes its food court policy: You gotta be a member

Shoppers who enjoy cheap hot dogs, churros and pizza from Costco’s food court soon will have to buy a $60 club membership to enjoy them. Shoppers who are not members of the warehouse club have long enjoyed its food offerings — particularly the hot dog/soda combo for $1.50 and the $1 churros. But beginning in March, the big-box retailer will require an active membership to visit the food court, according to multiple media reports. Costco couldn’t be reached to elaborate on the policy, but comment...
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A WeWork exec who was Rebecca Neumann's cousin regularly ran up huge expense reports before other execs ganged up and forced him out

In the summer of 2018, a woman who worked on WeWork's real estate team sent the company a document filled with allegations involving the partying lifestyle of multiple members of the team. The document sparked an internal investigation and the eventual exit of WeWork real estate executive Mark Lapidus. His expense reports per records viewed by Business Insider, while not part of the woman's allegations, offers a window into a wild lifestyle enabled by WeWork money. Read the full story: WeWork ...
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Human emotions must adapt to thrive in the machine age

Did you know TNW Conference has a track fully dedicated to bringing the biggest names in tech to showcase inspiring talks from those driving the future of technology this year? Tim Leberecht, who authored this piece, is one of the speakers. Check out the full ‘Impact‘ program here. “If there is pain, nurse it, and if there is a flame, don’t snuff it out, don’t be brutal with it. Withdrawal can be a terrible thing when it keeps us awake at night, and watching others forget us sooner than we’d wan...
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These treehouse tiny homes were inspired by Sesame Street and Minions and designed to combat 'lazy and boring' architecture — see inside

An Austrian architecture firm designed modular treehouses, called Bert. The quirky designs are inspired by cartoons, like Minions and Sesame Street. Designers also see the homes as a way to combat "lazy and boring" architecture. Visit Business Insider's homepage for more stories. Tiny homes are fashionable right now, but the Bert modular home isn't like other tiny homes on the market. In general, they tend to have minimalist, sleek looks, but this treehouse is oddly-shaped and almost whimsica...
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The top 9 shows on Netflix and other streaming services this week

Every week, Parrot Analytics provides Business Insider with a list of the nine most in-demand original TV shows on streaming services in the US. This week's list includes Netflix's "Stranger Things" and Disney Plus' "Star Wars: The Clone Wars." Visit Business Insider's homepage for more stories. Netflix's "Stranger Things" has surged to the top of this week's demand ranking thanks to the release last week of a season four teaser. Every week, Parrot Analytics provides Business Insider with a l...
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