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Serena Williams could cash in on an upcoming tech IPO (FB)

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Tennis star Serena Williams could see a boon from the initial public offering of the parent company of SurveyMonkey.
Williams serves as a director of the company and owns 210,000 options and another 35,000 shares.
Williams’ options come with a very standard caveat: Each one will cost her $16.03 to buy — so unless SurveyMonkey really explodes out of the gate after its IPO, her potential profit will likely pale in comparison to her winnings from tennis. 
Still, depending how things go, the SurveyMonkey IPO could mean a tidy payday for Williams. 

Serena Williams has racked up some major cash on the tennis circuit  — she’s made over $84 million in winnings in her career.  Now she has a chance to strike it big in a tech IPO.

Williams is among those who could see a windfall from the IPO of SVMK, the parent company of SurveyMonkey. The tennis star serves as a director of the company and holds some 210,000 options and another 35,000 restricted shares in the company. See the rest of the story at Business Insider

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BREAKING: Ocasio-Cortez Slanders Shapiro After Debate Offer. His Response Flattens Her.

Self-described Democratic socialist Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez responded to Daily Wire Editor-in-Chief Ben Shapiro’s debate or discussion offer on Thursday, just minutes after The Daily Wire published a report documenting her refusal to respond.

Shapiro offered to make a $10,000 donation to Ocasio-Cortez’s campaign on Wednesday if she agreed to a debate or discussion on his Sunday Special — or, if she preferred, to use the debate to raise money for charity.

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Amazon is still selling broken Jawbone fitness trackers in the US after pulling them in the UK

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Amazon is still selling defunct Jawbone fitness trackers after removing them from sale in the UK following an investigation by consumer charity Which?.
Jawbone’s supporting app Jawbone UP ceased to function in May, rendering the devices useless. It follows the company going into liquidation last year.
The app had been broken for more than four weeks when Which? found UK retailers Amazon, Groupon, and Selfridges were still selling the trackers.
All three removed the items from sale. But Business Insider found Jawbone fitness trackers still for sale on Amazon and Groupon’s US sites.

Amazon is still selling useless Jawbone fitness trackers in the US after removing them from sale in Britain following an investigation by consumer charity Which?.

Jawbone UP, the companion app to the fitness tracker, has been down for more than four weeks. Users have complained on social media about being unable to login to their accounts, sync data, or even start the app at all — effectively rendering the Jawbone device useless.See the rest of the story at Business Insider

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When do Republicans start to bail on Scott Pruitt? When Trump finally starts to care

WASHINGTON, D.C. - MAY 9: (AFP-OUT) Administrator of the Environmental Protection Agency Scott Pruitt listens as President Donald Trump speaks about three hostages released from North Korea, during a Cabinet meeting May 9, 2018 in the Cabinet Room of the White House in Washington, D.C. (Photo by Al Drago-Pool/Getty Images)Al Drago-Pool/Getty Images

Environmental Protection Agency Administrator Scott Pruitt has managed to stay alive in Washington, despite a laundry list of scandals and allegations of taxpayer abuse and improprieties.
Republican lawmakers shrug off the scandals as unhelpful and distracting, but by and large support the policies that Pruitt is implementing at the EPA.
President Donald Trump has maintained a positive view of Pruitt, despite constant negative press from the growing list of scandals.

WASHINGTON — Environmental Protection Agency Administrator Scott Pruitt has managed to stay at the helm of the agency tasked with massive deregulation under the Trump presidency despite a never-ending onslaught of scandals, allegations of improprieties, and just plain unflattering headlines.

While it initially seemed inevitable that Republicans would pressure Pruitt to resign or President Donald Trump would fire him, that day has not come, and why that is so is anyone’s guess.See the rest of the story at Business Insider

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A boat full of migrants has finally arrived in Spain after a nine-day standoff

The Dattilo rescue ship arrives to port in Valencia, Spain, June 17, 2018.REUTERS / Heino Kalis

A group of migrants has finally arrived in Spain after being stranded in the Mediterranean for nine days.
The 629 migrants were rejected from ports in Italy and Malta before arriving in Spain.

VALENCIA, Spain (Reuters) – Hundreds of migrants pulled from the Mediterranean by a rescue ship arrived at the Spanish port of Valencia on Sunday, ending a grueling nine-day voyage but leaving wide open a fierce debate in Europe over how to handle immigration.

Spain swooped in to help 629 mainly sub-Saharan Africans on board the Aquarius last week, offering the charity-run ship a berth 700 nautical miles away after Italy and Malta refused to let it dock.See the rest of the story at Business Insider

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This striking league table reveals that Facebook and YouTube are the worst offenders when it comes to exposing children to sex, violence, and suicide

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Facebook and YouTube are the worst offenders when it comes to exposing children to suicide, violence, bullying, and sex, according to Britain’s highest-profile children’s charity.
The NSPCC gathered reviews from more than 4,000 parents and young people and slapped Facebook and YouTube with a red warning in a league table of tech companies.
The findings were published a day after the British government announced it would introduce laws to rein in social media companies, including fining them for having users under the age of 13.

A striking league table has shown that Facebook and YouTube are the worst offenders when it comes to exposing children to some of the darkest and most adult themes on the internet.

Britain’s highest-profile children’s charity, the NSPCC, produced the league table after gathering reviews from more than 4,000 parents and young people. It features the “riskiest sites” when it comes to content involving suicide, violence, bullying, sex, and other adult themes.See the rest of the story at Business Insider

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It looks like Steve Bannon is beginning his comeback

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Steve Bannon is plotting his comeback.
He’s planning to unleash a pro-Trump ad campaign ahead of the 2018 midterms.
And he wants to get into cryptocurrency.

It looks like Steve Bannon is beginning his comeback.

Nearly a year after he departed the White House as chief strategist, and about half a year after he was eviscerated by President Donald Trump for the comments he made to journalist Michael Wolff in his book “Fire and Fury: Inside the Trump White House,” Bannon is reportedly pushing forward on two fronts in what looks like an attempt to regain relevance in electoral politics.See the rest of the story at Business Insider

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