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A venture backed by apparel-licensing firm Authentic Brands Group LLC and mall owner Simon Property Group Inc.   has agreed to buy Brooks Brothers Inc. for $325 million.

MarketWatch

The Wall Street Journal: Brooks Brothers bought by venture backed by Authentic Brands, Simon Property

The coronavirus has run rampant in prisons, especially San Quentin State Prison in the Bay Area, and the unchecked spread may suggest that herd immunity without a vaccine is highly unlikely, The Los Angeles Times reported.  At least 2,200 cases have been reported out of the 3,260 people at the facility, with 25 deaths.  The death rate is equivalent to about 767 people dying out of

Business Insider

COVID-19 is engulfing prisons like San Quentin and it shows how letting the virus spread unchecked may only accelerate the death count and prolong the illness for those who manage to survive it

Sen. Kamala Harris is joining Joe Biden on the Democratic Party's presidential ticket; in the past she's taken positions on issues like algorithmic bias.Read More

VentureBeat

What Kamala Harris’ record says about major AI policy issues

Presumptive Democratic presidential nominee Joe Biden announced his much-anticipated pick for his running mate: Sen. Kamala Harris of California. Prominent political figures, including former President Barack Obama, former Democratic presidential nominee Hillary Clinton, and a number of other women who appeared on Biden's VP shortlist, congratulated Harris on the selection and prai

Business Insider

Former Democratic presidential candidates and other VP contenders rallied to support Sen. Kamala Harris as Joe Biden's running mate

Evo Foods claims it has created the country's first 100% plant-based liquid egg.

Tech in Asia

Evo Foods wants to disrupt India’s food market with plant-based eggs

The US government is buying 100 million doses of a COVID-19 vaccine candidate, it was announced Tuesday. Under the agreement, pharmaceutical company Moderna will manufacture the vaccine even as clinical trials are underway. The deal is worth up to $1.5 billion. It also permits the US to obtain another 400 million doses. Visit Business Insider's homepage for more stories. The US go

Business Insider

US government agrees to buy 100 million doses of Moderna's COVID-19 trial vaccine for up to $1.5 billion

A closer look at Vietnam's funding deals in 2019 reveals a funding imbalance that could affect the growth of the country's rising startup scene.

Tech in Asia

Vietnam’s rising startup scene may have a glaring weakness

Private companies running systems of national significance need to hand over information on networks and systems if requested by Home Affairs.

ZDNet

Home Affairs proposes cyber regulations and legal immunities to respond to threats

Kazakhstan has proposed legislation that would see a 15% tax imposed on bitcoin mining firms. This is part of efforts to raise money to help with the fight against the coronavirus pandemic. Proposed by the country’s Ministry of Economy, the new tax plan requires bitcoin (BTC) miners to first file an application for registration with the authorities, according to a recent report by

Bitcoin.com

Kazakhstan Proposes 15% Tax on Bitcoin Mining to Help Combat Coronavirus

Bitcoin has become a popular investment vehicle amongst retail and institutional investors, but it is also becoming a reserve asset for some companies. Per an announcement from earlier today, a Nasdaq-listed business intelligence company is now turning to the benchmark cryptocurrency to store their capital reserves, calling it an asset that can be “superior to cash” while also prov

NEWSBTC

Why This Nasdaq-Listed Company Is Going All-In on Bitcoin

This is a preview of The Smart Speaker research report from Business Insider Intelligence. Purchase this report. Business Insider Intelligence offers even more technology coverage with Connectivity & Tech Pro. Subscribe today to receive industry-changing connectivity news and analysis to your inbox. The smart speaker has been a runaway success in the handful of years since it

Business Insider

THE SMART SPEAKER REPORT: Smart speakers could be the fastest-growing digital platform ever — here's how to engage with customers through the devices

Here are the top six car-maintenance franchises of 2020.

Entrepreneur

The 6 Top Automotive Franchises From the Entrepreneur Franchise 500

TikTok, the Chinese-owned video app that Donald Trump’s administration is incoherently threatening to ban from the U.S. and may be gearing up for a court fight in response, quietly collected persistent identifiers from Android devices for 15 months, according to a report in the Wall Street Journal.Read more...

Gizmodo

Report: TikTok Collected Persistent IDs From Android Phones in Apparent Violation of Google Policy

For three weeks this summer, a coalition of activists and establishment local politicians united against the presence of federal agents in Portland. Federal officers have left, and the tensions between the state and local officials and activists are reemerging as activists push policymakers to reexamine local law enforcement policy with the same critical lens they viewed federal au

Business Insider

Lawmakers and activists in Portland must now contend with local police reform, after 3 weeks of being united against Trump putting federal agents in the city

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