US set to sanction a dozen Russian individuals, 24 entities for influencing the 2020 election, SolarWinds hack

US set to sanction a dozen Russian individuals, 24 entities for influencing the 2020 election, SolarWinds hack

April 15, 2021 Darnetta Mahaffy 0

Summary List PlacementThe US government is set to impose sanctions on around a dozen Russian government and intelligence officials, as well as 20 entities linked to Russian security services — some of which the US government believes are tied to the Solarwinds cyberattack. The sanctions, which could be announced this week, are meant to punish…

Look inside a Singapore supermarket billionaire’s $50 million mansion, which combines a historic bungalow with an ultra-modern house and has a 100-foot swimming pool

Look inside a Singapore supermarket billionaire’s $50 million mansion, which combines a historic bungalow with an ultra-modern house and has a 100-foot swimming pool

April 15, 2021 Darnetta Mahaffy 0

Summary List PlacementOn a secluded, leafy street in Singapore, supermarket billionaire Lim Hock Leng lives in a $50 million bungalow. Lim is the co-owner and managing director of Singapore’s third-largest supermarket chain, Sheng Siong, which operates more than 60 stores in the city-state. Lim’s older brother, Lim Hock Chee, is Sheng Siong’s CEO, while the…

Matt Gaetz’s ally and accused sex trafficker Joel Greenberg made 150 Venmo payments to dozens of women and a 17-year-old girl, report says

Matt Gaetz’s ally and accused sex trafficker Joel Greenberg made 150 Venmo payments to dozens of women and a 17-year-old girl, report says

April 15, 2021 Darnetta Mahaffy 0

Summary List PlacementJoel Greenberg, a former elected official in Florida and ally of Rep. Matt Gaetz, made more than 150 payments via Venmo to dozens of women as well as a 17-year-old girl, according to documents reviewed by The Daily Beast. Greenberg, who was indicted on 33 counts last year, including one related to sex…

A top Facebook exec told a whistleblower her concerns about widespread state-sponsored disinformation meant she had ‘job security’ (FB)

A top Facebook exec told a whistleblower her concerns about widespread state-sponsored disinformation meant she had ‘job security’ (FB)

April 13, 2021 Darnetta Mahaffy 0

Summary List PlacementFacebook allowed authoritarian governments to use its platform to generate fake support for their regimes for months despite warnings from employees about the disinformation campaigns, an investigation from the Guardian revealed this week. A loophole in Facebook’s policies allowed government officials around the world to create unlimited amounts of fake “pages” which, unlike…

Advertising agencies imagine the office of the future

Advertising agencies imagine the office of the future

April 13, 2021 Darnetta Mahaffy 0

Summary List PlacementHi and welcome to the Insider Advertising newsletter. I’m Lucia Moses, deputy editor, and this week in advertising and media news: Companies wrestle with burnout, reopening; Crispin Porter Bogusky has a new CEO; And new stats on TikTok users. First, if you got this newsletter forwarded, make sure to sign up for your…

New business models, big opportunity: Tech/manufacturing

New business models, big opportunity: Tech/manufacturing

April 13, 2021 Darnetta Mahaffy 0

The 2020 coronavirus pandemic upended the way companies do business. Some are coping better than others—but largely, businesses are optimistic about 2021. That’s especially so for tech-forward organizations in two different industries—technology and manufacturing— that are planning major business initiatives to move beyond crisis response and thrive in a transformed corporate landscape. The pandemic accelerated…

New business models, big opportunity: Retail

New business models, big opportunity: Retail

April 13, 2021 Darnetta Mahaffy 0

Now is a tough time to be a retailer. Even before the 2020 coronavirus pandemic brought rapid changes to the market, many traditional brick-and-mortar businesses were struggling. For example, from 2011 to 2020, the number of US department stores shrank from 8,600 to just over 6,000. The global crisis only amplified retail challenges. Since March…

Business Highlights

Business Highlights

April 12, 2021 Darnetta Mahaffy 0

___ White House grades states’ infrastructure as it pushes bill WASHINGTON (AP) — President Joe Biden wants Congress to know he’s sincere about cutting a deal on infrastructure. But…