Amazon reveals ‘confidential’ podcast plan in mass email; shows must agree not to disparage Amazon

BigStock Photo / KFifa Amazon Music and the tech giant’s Audible subsidiary plan to offer podcasts from third-party content providers directly on their platforms, significantly expanding their audio offerings and going head-to-head with Apple, Google, Spotify and others major podcast distribution platforms. But first, they’ve got a PR mess to deal with. The company disclosed the plans on Monday in a mass email to podcast content producers, including journalists and media organizations that cover Amazon, declaring that the information about its podcast plans were “confidential” without following the standard practice of first securing their agreement to treat the message as confidential. This information, of course, was promptly tweeted and reported… Read More

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US Border Patrol agent arrested and charged with trafficking over 350,000 pills believed to be fentanyl

A US Border Patrol agent assigned to Tuscon, Arizona, was arrested and charged with drug trafficking after he was found with thousands of pills and substances that tested positive for cocaine, heroin, and fentanyl. Roughly 350,000 pills that tested positive for fentanyl were found in bags that were transferred from the agent’s car. Agents found nearly $330,000 in his home and $40,000 in his vehicle. Visit Business Insider’s homepage for more stories. A US Border Patrol agent assigned to Tuscon, Arizona, was arrested and charged with drug trafficking after he was found with thousands of pills and substances that tested positive for cocaine, heroin, and fentanyl. Carlos Victor Passapera Pinnot,… Read More

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More than 20 million coronavirus cases have been confirmed worldwide

There were more than 20 million confirmed global coronavirus cases reported as of Monday. Over 733,900 people have died from COVID-19 worldwide. The US accounts for 25% of the world’s cases with more than 5 million recorded. Visit Business Insider’s homepage for more stories. As of Monday, more than 20 million coronavirus cases have been confirmed globally, according to John Hopkins University. Worldwide, 20,004,254 COVID-19 cases have been recorded with over 733,900 deaths. The US still leads the world in the number of reported cases with 25% of global infections. The country has recorded over 5 million infections with 163,400 deaths. Join the conversation about this story » NOW WATCH:… Read More

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Trump says he wouldn’t urge Obama to resign if their roles were reversed during the COVID-19 disaster

President Donald Trump on Monday said he wouldn’t have called for former President Barack Obama’s resignation after over 160,000 people in the US died to the coronavirus. “No, I wouldn’t have done that,” Trump said. “I think it’s been amazing what we’ve been able to do.” In 2014, a few weeks before the first travel-associated case of Ebola was diagnosed in the US, Trump suggested that Obama should resign. Visit Business Insider’s homepage for more stories. President Donald Trump on Monday said he wouldn’t have called for Barack Obama’s resignation after over 160,000 people in the US died to the coronavirus. Speaking to reporters at the White House, Trump suggested… Read More

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With Deadline Approaching, Thousands of Diversity Visa Winners Sue

Watch Video A federal judge in Washington, D.C says there’s no time to waste for thousands of people promised a new life in the U.S. Each year, up to 55,000 are chosen for diversity visas, randomly selected out of a pool of about 14 million applicants around the world. Now, the 2020 winners risk losing the chance at a visa entirely after a policy shift from President Trump. Jeevan Poudel and his wife, Sujyana, had been preparing to move to the U.S. since the moment they got married in December. He’s a teacher and Sujyana is a registered nurse, and they both hoped to advance their careers in the United… Read More

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BANKING AND PAYMENTS FOR GEN Z: These digital natives are the next big opportunity — here are the winning strategies

This is a preview of the Banking and Payments for Gen Z research report from Business Insider Intelligence. 14-Day Risk Free Trial: Get full access to this and all Payments industry research reports. Generation Z, defined as customers born between 1996 and 2010, hold up to $143 billion in spending power, but haven’t yet developed brand loyalties that dictate where they store and spend that money. For banking and payments providers, attracting these customers while they’re young could lead to lucrative relationships throughout their lives, with value increasing as they age, earn more money, and expand the number of financial products they engage with. Most Gen Zers haven’t started using… Read More

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