Kate Middleton and Prince Harry Make Surprise Appearance, Make Nice Amid Feud Rumors

Feud? Based on their public appearance today and the looks on their faces while they talked and posed in front of photographers, Kate Middleton and Prince Harry have only one thing to say in response to this question: WHAT FEUD?!? On Thursday, Middleton stepped out to honor all Australian and New Zealand veterans during the annual Anzac Day Service of Commemoration and Thanksgiving at Westminster Abbey. This was the the same spot at which she and Prince William got married nearly eight years ago and this was an appearance Royal followers expected the Duchess to make. But many were taken by surprise when Harry joined his sister-in-law for the important… Read More

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How to tell if someone has blocked you on Facebook

Facebook doesn’t let you know when you’ve been blocked by another user, but there are a number of indications that can help you find out. Being blocked has many of the same effects as being unfriended, such as someone’s posts not appearing in your Facebook feed, and being unable to tag them in posts. Some signs are more obvious, such as the fact that you can’t search for them on Facebook, visit their profile page, or send them Facebook Messages. Visit Business Insider’s homepage for more stories. Facebook doesn’t give you any sort of notification when someone blocks you, so it can be mysterious, because it might not be immediately… Read More

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I tried the $1,980 Samsung Galaxy Fold and it’s impressive for a first-generation foldable phone, though far from perfect

The Samsung Galaxy Fold is an ambitious but flawed first attempt at what could be the future of smartphones. Both a smartphone and a tablet, the Galaxy Fold has some impressive features, including app continuity, multitasking three apps, and a long battery life. There have been some issues with the screen and the overall design can be improved. Business Insider’s Lisa Eadicicco tried the phone to see if it’s worth the nearly $2,000 price tag. Visit Business Insider’s homepage for more stories. Following is a transcript of the video. Lisa Eadicicco: You may have heard, but Samsung has delayed the launch of its Galaxy Fold smartphone as it investigates issues… Read More

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Billionaire Steven Schonfeld poaches a top quant from Glenn Dubin’s Engineers Gate to run a new fund

Steven Schonfeld’s hedge fund Schonfeld Strategic Advisors recruited a top quant from Engineers Gate, Ricky Shi, to run a new quant fund, sources tell Business Insider. Schonfeld’s fund has expanded into Asia and Europe recently, primarily through its acquisition of hedge fund Folger Hill in 2018. Quants like Shi are in high demand as traditional stock-picking funds and computer-driven managers are fighting Silicon Valley for this talent. Ricky Shi is going from working for one billionaire to another. Shi, the head of supported portfolio managers and a quant trader at Glenn Dubin’s Engineers Gate, has been tapped by Steven Schonfeld to run a new quant fund under Schonfeld Strategic Advisors’… Read More

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Google is changing how employees can report harassment and discrimination

After pledging to make cultural changes following a mass walkout of employees last year, Google said today that it will change how employees can report harassment and discrimination allegations. Google has faced a year of backlash from employees, culminating in 20,000 workers walking off the job in November. The workers demanded changes, and Google executives met some of those demands. CEO Sundar Pichai announced that month that the company would make arbitration option for sexual harassment and sexual assault allegations, and it would change how employees can report harassment and discrimination. Publicly releasing workplace policies In a blog post released today, the company gave an update. Employees can now report… Read More

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Former Google CEO Eric Schmidt has a custom-made comic strip in his office showing himself alongside Tim Cook and Mark Zuckerberg apologizing

Former Google CEO Eric Schmidt has a custom-made comic strip hanging in his office of Apple CEO Tim Cook, Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg, and himself apologizing. The detail was reported in The Wall Street Journal’s recent piece about the lessons Schmidt learned from the late Silicon Valley business coach Bill Campbell. Visit Business Insider’s homepage for more stories. Eric Schmidt, the former CEO of Google that sits on parent company Alphabet’s board of directors, has an unusual piece of artwork hanging in his office. A custom-made comic strip featuring Apple CEO Tim Cook and Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg seemingly apologizing hangs in the doorway of his office, reports The Wall… Read More

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Amazon’s warehouse worker tracking system can automatically fire people without a human supervisor’s involvement (AMZN)

Amazon employs a system that not only tracks warehouse workers productivity, but can automatically fire them for failing to meet expectations. Amazon confirms that it fired hundreds of people for productivity reasons in just one facility over one year’s time. It says that the rate of people it is firing from its warehouses has decreased. Visit Business Insider’s homepage for more stories. Amazon’s demanding culture of worker productivity has been revealed in multiple investigations. But a new report indicates that the company doesn’t just track worker productivity at its warehouses — it has a system that can automatically fire them. Amazon has fired more than 300 workers, citing productivity, at… Read More

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A Florida man almost lost his hand after he was pricked with a fishing hook contaminated with rare ‘flesh-eating’ bacteria

Over the weekend, Mike Walton, a Florida resident, went fishing with a group of his friends. While on the excursion, the man was pricked by a fishing hook, which led brought him into contact with “flesh-eating” bacteria. He was taken to the hospital, where he was treated. In treatment, doctors thought he might have to remove his arm. Walton is still recovering and plans to go fishing again one day. Warning: Graphic image below. Visit INSIDER’s homepage for more stories. Over the weekend, Mike Walton, a Florida resident, went fishing with a group of his friends off the Gulf of Mexico. While on the excursion, which was organized by Ozona… Read More

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Sanders holds 1st press briefing since Feb. 28, but for kids

Vice President Mike Pence makes a surprise appearance as White House press secretary Sarah Huckabee Sanders holding her children, conducts a briefing for children of journalists and White House staff in the Brady press briefing room at the White House in Washington, Thursday, April 25, 2019, to commemorate Take Our Daughters and Sons to Work Day. (AP Photo/Manuel Balce Ceneta) Manuel Balce Ceneta White House press secretary Sarah Sanders, standing next to her son Huck Sanders, speaks during a briefing at the White House in Washington, Thursday, April 25, 2019. Children of journalists and White House staff were invited to attend the briefing and ask questions as part of activities… Read More

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