Is Ripple Leaving US? CEO Backpedals On Threats After Biden Win

KEY POINTS

  • Ripple CEO Brad Garlinghouse said the company will wait and see before making a decision to leave
  • Earlier, the company threatened to leave the U.S. due to a lack of clarity about XRP tokens
  • Ripple used to position itself as one of the most regulatory compliant in the industry

After threatening to leave the U.S. amid concerns of regulatory uncertainty around XRP crypto tokens, Ripple has now decided to adopt a “wait and see” approach, especially after the election of Joe Biden as president.

Speaking to CNN, Brad Garlinghouse, CEO of Ripple, said the company has not put a strict timeline on when the company will make a decision to relocate. “I think I am waiting to see what dynamics change, associated with the Biden administration beginning their term in office, and I am optimistic that will actually improve where things sit for the XRP community broadly,” 

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5 Rules to Win Back Trust, Credibility, and Digital Customers

As a long-time business executive and adviser to entrepreneurs, I see a definitive shift away from customer trust in traditional business messages, and the executives who deliver them.

Today’s digitally distracted consumer is led to trust only things that they see with their own eyes. They want the raw data versus a polished message.

This distrust for the scripted message has led to a new demand for unfiltered marketing, and the emergence of business credibility heroes, like Elon Musk, with his bold statements, and sometime villains, such as Mark Zuckerberg defending Facebook privacy practices.

I just finished a new book, “Unfiltered Marketing,” by Stephen Denny and Paul Leinberger, which helped me put this digital communication transformation into perspective for all business owners.

I believe that the sooner every entrepreneur and brand builder adapts to this emerging trend, the sooner they will find success. I summarize the key elements of the

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Luminar Accelerates Commercial Momentum With Mobileye Design Win

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Luminar Technologies, Inc. (“Luminar”), the global leader in automotive lidar hardware and software technology, which is currently in the process of becoming a public company through its expected merger with Gores Metropoulos, Inc. (Nasdaq: GMHI, GMHIU, GMHIW), a special purpose acquisition company, has struck a deal with Mobileye, an Intel company, to supply Luminar lidar for the company’s Autonomous Vehicle (AV) Series solution in its next phase of driverless car development and testing.

As part of the agreement, Mobileye will collaborate with Luminar to use its lidar for the first generation of its level 4 Mobility-as-a-Service (MaaS) pilot and driverless fleet in key markets around the world, including Tel Aviv, Israel; Dubai, UAE; Paris, France; and Daegu City, South Korea.

Luminar’s technology will be used to enable Mobileye’s TRUE REDUNDANCY™ solution which is uniquely comprised of multiple

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Apple and Verizon Offer ‘Fleet Swap’ To Win Over More Business Customers

KEY POINTS

  • Apple, Verizon pitch iPhone 12 and 5G networks to businesses
  • 5G ultra-wideband built for industrial commercial use: Verizon Business CEO
  • Apple is looking at growth in businesses through ‘fleet swap’

Apple is teaming up with Verizon to target business customers for its newest iPhone 12 with 5G compatibility.

Apple and Verizon are offering big discounts to businesses for swapping entire fleets of their staff’s mobile devices with new iPhone 12  handsets with Verizon’s 5G network, irrespective of which carrier they subscribe to. These customers will be charged no upfront costs for the iPhones. They will pay either no monthly cost or a very low monthly charge for iPhone 12 minis.

Announcing the “fleet swap” at an event Thursday, the companies highlighted ways in which the iPhone 12 would be useful to businesses with strong internet on the 5G network. 5G’s higher bandwidth than existing networks will help in

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KPMB and Omar Gandhi Win Competition to Design Nova Scotia’s New Art Gallery

KPMB and Omar Gandhi Win Competition to Design Nova Scotia’s New Art Gallery

The Art Gallery of Nova Scotia has announced KPMB and Omar Gandhi Studio have won the competition to create a new gallery along the Halifax waterfront. The new gallery and arts district, located on the Salter Block of the coastline, was designed as a new AGNS that offers an array of accessible experiences for all senses, and at all scales. The final design embodies a vision of a place for all seasons, rooted in sustainability, connecting the city at the water.

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As a central component of a new arts district, the design will be part of a larger public gathering place along

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5 Must-Do Steps To Win After The Pandemic

Last week, news broke that a Covid-19 vaccine co-developed by Pfizer was more than 90 percent effective — way higher than the 50% to 60% that scientists consider acceptable.

Many unanswered questions remain — will the vaccine work on people who are most likely to be hospitalized? Can it be stored at 70 degrees below zero Celsius until patients are injected? Can enough doses be manufactured and injected to control the pandemic?

Assuming these and other key problems are solved in 2021, in 2022 things may return closer to the pre-pandemic normal. No one knows what will return to the way it was before and which pandemic-induced changes will survive the end of the pandemic.

Business leaders should prepare now for this partial snapback. Here are five steps you should take.

1. Listen to how your customers’ top priorities will change post-pandemic.

Changes in your customers’ top priorities after the

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Joe Biden’s Arizona Win Inspires Memes as Social Media Users Thank John McCain

President-elect Joe Biden has won Arizona, winning an additional 11 Electoral College votes for a total of 290, and the internet is reacting with glee at Biden’s win and President Donald Trump’s loss.

Politicians and celebrities are reacting to the news by posting memes and GIFs celebrating Biden’s win, as it firmly pushes him past the 270 electoral votes needed, amid Trump’s threat of litigation.

They have also been thanking the late John McCain, who served as the Senator for Arizona from 1987 until his death in 2018, suggesting Biden’s win gives him the last laugh in a long-running feud with Trump.

In 2015, Trump came under fire for criticizing McCain and calling him a “loser” for losing the 2008 presidential election to Barack Obama, and for saying he’s “not a war hero.”

McCain was a Navy pilot and spent around five-and-half years in a notorious North Vietnamese prison known

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Parler downloads jump as conservatives flock to the Twitter clone after Biden win

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Twitter and Facebook have cracked down on political misinformation by adding labels to posts including those shared by President Donald Trump, who lost his bid for reelection to Democratic challenger Joe Biden. Now conservatives are flocking to Parler, an alternative social network. 

Over the weekend, high-profile conservatives urged others to join Parler after major news outlets projected Biden’s victory. “Twitter has aided the Democrat Party in stealing this election and now everything Trump says is being silenced. Tell everyone you know to get on Parler,” far-right provocateur Laura Loomer told her more than 687,000 followers on Parler on Saturday.

Twitter and Facebook, which have repeatedly denied allegations of conservative bias, suspended Loomer from their platforms for violating their rules. Twitter permanently suspended Loomer in 2018 after she falsely tweeted that Democratic Minnesota Rep. Ilhan Omar, one of

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Bootleg ‘Four Seasons Total Landscaping’ Merch Hits the Internet; 2020 Memes Win Again

Just days after soon-to-be-former President Trump seemingly bungled the name of a press conference location in Philadelphia, the company at the center of the controversy is cashing in on its newfound notoriety.

Four Seasons Total Landscaping, the groundskeeping company that hosted Trump’s event in its parking lot, has quickly sold out of merch on its website. While some of the offerings, like a logo tee, had been available prior to this past weekend, other items, like a patriotic-themed hoodie that was rush released after the event, has since sold out as well.

The family-owned company saw its name trending on Twitter Saturday, after Trump tweeted that a news conference would be held at “Four Seasons, Philadelphia. 11:00 a.m.” Followers understandably assumed the president’s event would be held at the Four Seasons Hotel, only to find out that he was referring instead to the warehouse for Four Seasons Total Landscaping, a

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Chinese social media users celebrate Biden win

While China’s top officials remained conspicuously silent on Joe Biden’s presidential victory over Donald Trump, Chinese residents celebrated and held out cautious optimism for improved US-China ties.



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On Monday, Biden’s speech after being declared the projected winner was among the most viewed topics on social media, with the hashtag “Biden national address” viewed more than one billion times on Weibo.

“This is how a president should behave,” one user said. “I watched his speech all the way through and it was perfect,” another said. “It was very wise of him to emphasise cooperation to avoid possible riots by [Trump’s] refusal to concede the election,” another said. Others agreed with Biden’s pledge to make defeating the Covid-19 virus his top priority, with a transitional task force to be announced on Monday. In Beijing, patrons waited in line to eat at a noodle shop

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