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Slack's VP of engineering says joining the company during the pandemic helped shape her best practices for managing a remote team

2 days ago   |   By Business Insider

Summary List Placement I can't believe it's been over a year since many companies, including Slack, transitioned to full remote work overnight.
I've spent a lot of my career working remotely, and I'm what people call a "remote native." I've built and managed teams of other employees who have no fixed offices across the globe. And since joining Slack last summer , I haven't met any of my colleagues in person.
Most remote natives have only ever met their boss or teammates through a computer screen. And even as society edges back towards normality, the way we work isn't ever going back to...
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$2.5 billion Acronis plans to double in size as the nearly 20-year-old firm sees a huge swell in business as companies realize cyber protection is 'mission critical'

$2.5 billion Acronis plans to double in size as the nearly 20-year-old firm sees a huge swell in business as companies realize cyber protection is 'mission critical'

2 days ago   |   By Business Insider

Summary List Placement The pandemic and massive hacks like SolarWinds have increasingly spurred businesses to realize the importance of cyber hygiene - and it's a financial windfall to security providers.
Acronis, a Singapore and Switzerland-based data protection startup, announced Tuesday that it raised more than $250 million in equity at a valuation of over $2.5 billion. The round was led by CVC Capital and comes on the heels of $147 million that Acronis raised in 2019 from Goldman Sachs.
The firm's cyber protection service offers a single platform that combines data backup, disaster...
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Critics say a wealth tax wouldn't work. Argentina just brought in $2.4 billion with one

Critics say a wealth tax wouldn't work. Argentina just brought in $2.4 billion with one

2 days ago   |   By Business Insider

Summary List Placement A one-off wealth tax on the wealthiest Argentinians brought in around $2.4 billion to help address pandemic costs, according to the Buenos Aires Times .
In December, Argentina's Congress voted to pass a levy on those with assets over 200 million pesos, Insider's Joshua Zitser reported. The measure passed by 42 to 26 votes, although it did see some intense political opposition. According to the BBC , the tax was only set to impact the top 0.8% of the population, and about 10,000 people ended up paying the tax, according to some early data. They saw a levy of up to...
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Ashlie Ordonez, mom of 5, sold her wedding ring to keep her company afloat. Here are 4 things she and other entrepreneurs with children say they need to avoid losing their businesses during the pandemic

Ashlie Ordonez, mom of 5, sold her wedding ring to keep her company afloat. Here are 4 things she and other entrepreneurs with children say they need to avoid losing their businesses during the pandemic

2 days ago   |   By Business Insider

Summary List Placement Right before Christmas, Ashlie Ordonez sold her wedding ring. The mother of five hoped the $12,000 would keep her business afloat for a bit longer, despite what it cost her emotionally.
"I came from a trailer park, and I had a $12,000 ring on my hand," Ordonez, who owns the spa Bare Bar in Denver, said. Since she launched the business in 2020, she doesn't qualify for Paycheck Protection Program loans.
Ordonez is one of millions of women who own a business and care for young children, a balancing act that was made even more difficult by the pandemic. A new report from...
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Elon Musk says dogecoin might be the future of cryptocurrencies - but tells...

Elon Musk says dogecoin might be the future of cryptocurrencies - but tells fans they should still invest carefully

Summary List Placement Elon Musk has said dogecoin could ironically become the future of cryptocurrencies, which could themselves become the future currencies of earth. Despite... Read more ...

Russia-China trade turnover jumps almost 20% since beginning of 2021

Russia-China trade turnover jumps almost 20% since beginning of 2021

The volume of trade between Russia and China has reached $40.207 billion in January-April 2021. That's 19.8% higher than it was in the same period last year, according to... Read more ...

Jack Dorsey's Square reports Q1 bitcoin revenue grew 1,000% to $3.5 billion...

Jack Dorsey's Square reports Q1 bitcoin revenue grew 1,000% to $3.5 billion - and is the 3rd-largest corporate holder of the cryptocurrency

Summary List Placement Square reported first-quarter earnings that beat analyst estimates on Thursday, powered by surging demand for bitcoin. Quarterly revenue from bitcoin... Read more ...

Blood is in the water with Cheney's likely ouster. Now Trump aides are...

Blood is in the water with Cheney's likely ouster. Now Trump aides are casting doubt on McCarthy's prospects for House speaker if the GOP wins the House in 2022

Summary List Placement Lost in the Liz Cheney leadership brawl that's consumed House Republicans this week is an even bigger battle that politicos from Washington to Mar-a-Lago... Read more ...

Corporate Counsel Awards: Liza Akins is designing her own career

Corporate Counsel Awards: Liza Akins is designing her own career

Before entering the world of corporate counsel, Liza Akins was a private practice attorney focused on construction law, primarily in litigation. “I often wished that I had an... Read more ...

Mental health startup Spill has grown from 0 to 203 clients in just over a...

Mental health startup Spill has grown from 0 to 203 clients in just over a year amid COVID-19 boom

Summary List Placement Mental health startups have seen major growth through the COVID-19 pandemic as the effects of multiple lockdowns impact the population. One such growth... Read more ...

Asian indexes rise after US rally; investors await jobs data

Asian indexes rise after US rally; investors await jobs data

TOKYO - Asian shares rose Friday on optimism about the rally on Wall Street and an economic rebound in the U.S., as investors awaited the release of jobs data. Read more ...

The Latest: Washington Gov criticized for reopening plan

The Latest: Washington Gov criticized for reopening plan

TACOMA, Wash. - Washington Gov. Jay Inslee is receiving criticism from lawmakers in his own party over his shifting economic reopening plan, with a group of Democrats from the... Read more ...

May 6th COVID-19 Vaccinations, New Cases, Hospitalizations

May 6th COVID-19 Vaccinations, New Cases, Hospitalizations

President Biden has set two vaccinations goals to achieve by July 4th: 1) 70% of the population over 18 has had at least one dose of vaccine, and 2) 160 million Americans fully... Read more ...

California fire victims see little payout from settlement

California fire victims see little payout from settlement

SAN FRANCISCO - A trust approved by a federal judge to help compensate victims of deadly California wildfires sparked by Pacific Gas & Electric equipment paid survivors just $7... Read more ...