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Billionaire Steve Case has taken a big red bus through 26 states to bet $150 million on finding the next big startup — here's where he's looked so far

AOL cofounder Steve Case runs the DC-based venture capital firm Revolution and has "Hillbilly Elegy" author JD Vance run his $150 million Rise of the Rest Seed Fund. Case is convinced the future of American startups is outside of Silicon Valley. For the past four years, Case and his team have gone on seven bus tours, across 38 cities in 26 states. This article is part of Business Insider's ongoing series on Better Capitalism.

Here’s the management theory that John Doerr regards as one of the most tested and proven in the last 50 years

In the book "Measure What Matters," renowned venture capitalist John Doerr cites a theory that he says has been confirmed as "one of the most tested and proven ideas" in management theory. It says that hard goals drive more productivity than easy goals — and that the more specific the wording of the hard goal, the higher the level of output.  The theory influenced the "Objectives and Key Results" goal-setting process used by some of the most successful technology companies, and was part of the message Doerr shared with Larry Page and Sergey Brin in the early days of Google. 

Getting the most out of people can be as simple as setting more difficult goals instead of easy ones, according to a management theory that venture capitalist John Doerr calls "one of the most tested, and proven, ideas in the whole of management theory" in the last 50 years.

Past generations created a climate crisis for Millennials and Generation Z. Today marks 30 years of inaction.

On June 23, 1988, NASA climate scientist James Hansen told the US Senate it was time to acknowledge that climate change was happening and take action to limit its effects. Thirty years later, the world has continued to burn fossil fuels faster and faster, cranking planet-warming carbon dioxide levels higher than they've been for millions of years. Without taking action soon, it'll cost future generations trillions to try to deal with the problem.

Exactly 30 years ago, James Hansen, the director of NASA's Institute for Space Studies, told the US Senate that the question of the day — whether climate change was happening — was no longer in doubt.

"It is time to stop waffling so much and say that the evidence is pretty strong that the greenhouse effect is here," Hansen told reporters at the time.

The 10 best beers chosen by beer enthusiasts across America

For the second year in a row, Bell's Brewery in Comstock, Michigan, is home to the No. 1 beer in the United States, as chosen by beer enthusiasts. 

Each year Zymurgy Magazine, the official magazine of the American Homebrewers Association, asks the group's tens of thousands of members to cast their votes for the best beers in the country. Because Zymurgy readers are homebrewers, the idea is that they have more refined palates than most and can most accurately call the winners. 

While some beers managed to cling on to their spots in the ranking from last year, others have climbed ahead or fallen off the list. Here's the full top 10:

10. Founders Brewing Co. All Day IPA (TIE)

Cisco is buying a startup that uses WiFi to gather data from people as they move around malls and airports (CSCO)

Cisco announced its intent to acquire July Systems, a startup that uses wifi to gather insights about visitor behavior in physical spaces like malls, stadiums and airports.  Cisco, which already partnered with July Systems, plans to scale the startup's technology and apply it to new physical spaces such as hospitals and government buildings.  It's unclear how much Cisco will pay for July Systems. But the Sequoia and Intel Capital-backed start up was last valued at $45 million in a 2012 funding round.

Cisco plans to acquire July Systems, a startup that uses wifi to gather data about visitor behavior in physical spaces like airports and malls for enhanced customer insights and visitor engagement programs. 

Uber begins the fight to keep its London licence on Monday, and it's a battle that could define the whole company

Uber will appear in court to appeal the loss of its operator's licence in London on Monday. The case has big ramifications because London basically represents Uber's entire business in the UK. London's transport regulator decided to revoke Uber's licence because of the company's record on safety — meaning there's a chance Uber could be kicked out of London. But Uber's in with a fighting chance to reverse the decision because it's proactively made positive changes to its business.

Uber's fight to stay operational in London will begin in earnest on Monday morning, in a court case that has ramifications for its entire business.

It's a major test for chief executive Dara Khosrowshahi, and the changes he has implemented to the ride-hailing company to appease public and regulatory criticism around the world.

People are wildly polarized on whether they trust Facebook

A new Survata survey seen by Business Insider shows that people are massively polarized about whether they trust Facebook or not. That's after months of scandal over Cambridge Analytica's use of Facebook data. The survey showed that Facebook ranked lower on trust than Google, YouTube, and eBay — but higher than Instagram. Survata CEO Chris Kelly said people had stronger feelings about Facebook than about Instagram, whether negative or positive.

Facebook has been making a lot of moves to show it's more transparent in the wake of the Cambridge Analytica scandal, but people are wildly polarized about whether they trust the company.

All the details we know about the Black Widow standalone movie starring Scarlett Johansson, whose director search is heating up

After nearly a decade of playing the role, Scarlett Johansson is finally getting her own Black Widow movie.

The one thing that DC has on Marvel is a movie starring a female hero. 2017's "Wonder Woman" was a wonderful movie, and its sequel looks just as promising so far. Thankfully Marvel is catching up: "Captain Marvel" is coming out in early 2019, and the Black Widow movie is getting further into its development. 

Marvel Studios producer Kevin Feige has stated that it is putting a lot of time and effort into making it right: the character has, after all, been appearing in these movies for almost a decade, so she deserves a proper movie. More than 65 directors have reportedly been interviewed to take on the project, and Marvel plans on hiring a female director.

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Lawmakers are asking DNA-testing companies about their privacy policies — here's what you should know when taking genetics tests like 23andMe or AncestryDNA

Taking a DNA test to learn about your ancestry or health can be fun, but it requires the transfer of sensitive information: your genetic data.  When sending in your DNA sample, it's important to get a clear picture of who owns that information and who will be able to see it.  Before taking any test, always read the terms of service. 

DNA tests can tell you where your family is from and what health conditions you might be predisposed to get. 

They've gained significant popularity in recent years — over Thanksgiving weekend last year alone, shoppers bought 1.5 million AncestryDNA kits. 

The Steam summer sale is live — here are the best deals we've seen so far

The Steam summer sale is now live, starting today (June 21) and ending July 5. New games will go on sale daily. Check back here for a roundup of the best deals. 

Cue the memes of empty wallets money being thrown at screens: the Steam summer sale is here.

Titled the "Intergalactic Summer Sale," the sale will last from June 21 to July 5. Visit the Steam homepage here to see all of the sale items. The list here will be continually updated with sales that stand out.

Here are some of the best deals of the day: PlayerUnknown's Battlegrounds: $19.99 (33% off) Desolate: $13.99 (30% off) Fallout franchise: up to 70% off