FROM Kara Swisher
What Silicon Valley wants from Donald Trump Silicon Valley stars met with the president-elect at Trump Tower today. The topic of discussion was reportedly jobs, but critics are calling the meeting a dog and pony show organized by Trump’s biggest tech supporter Peter Thiel. Most of the tech giants aren’t exactly chummy with the president-elect or his policies.
Verizon Buys Yahoo Telecom giant Verizon announced this morning that it wants to buy Yahoo for nearly $5 billion. This is the second fading tech company Verizon has purchased recently; last year, they acquired AOL. Why are they buying companies that were popular years ago, and how do we judge the tenure of Marissa Mayer, Yahoo’s much-ballyhooed CEO?
Terrorism in London: Lessons for the US This weekend’s terrorist attack in London left seven people dead and almost 50 injured. London police fatally shot the attackers, and ISIS claimed responsibility.
How do Trump supporters feel about the Paris Accord? Globally and around the U.S., there are strong opinions whether or not the Paris Climate Accord is a good idea. The American exit is either a horrifying abdication of American leadership or a forceful and long overdue statement about U.S. sovereignty.
Why is Trump so behind on filling staff jobs, establishing concrete policies? Yesterday Donald Trump signed a “decision memo” to revamp the air traffic control system. But there was little legislative detail in the plan. There’s not much to other splashy announcements from the White House, including tax cuts and the arms deal with Saudi Arabia. And hundreds of positions are unfilled in federal agencies.