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Obama's Secretary of Transportation reveals 3 infrastructure problems that Trump needs to solve

On January 24, the Senate Committee on Commerce, Science and Transportation voted unanimously to approve former US Labor Secretary Elaine Chao as the Trump administration's Secretary of Transportation. If the full Senate approves the nomination, she will oversee federal regulations on everything from airlines to mass transit to roads.


Uber CEO Travis Kalanick says he'll talk to Trump about the immigration 'ban' on Friday

Uber CEO Travis Kalanick, whose ties to Donald Trump have made the company a target of criticism, said on Saturday that he will talk to the US President about the recent immigration order. 

Noting that Trump's order suspending immigration to the US from seven countries for 90 days will have "broad implications" on thousands of Uber drivers, Kalanick outlined steps the company would take to help affected drivers financially, including compensating "pro bono" any drivers who can't return home and work for the next three months. Kalanick promised more details of the financial assistance in the coming days. 

Kalanick said that about a dozen Uber employees who are legal US residents will be affected if they travel outside the country (he didn't specify if any are currently traveling), a situation that other tech companies


Apple CEO Tim Cook on Trump's immigration order: "It is not a policy we support" (AAPL)

In an email sent by Apple CEO Tim Cook to employees obtained by Business Insider, Cook said that Donald Trump's executive action on immigration "is not a policy we support."

"Apple would not exist without immigration," Cook wrote. 

The e-mail is reproduced below.

On Friday, Trump signed an executive order that blocked citizens of seven Muslim-majority countries, from entering the US for at least 90 days, including people who already have visas and legal permits to live in the US. 

The countries affected are Iran, Iraq, Libya, Somalia, Sudan, Syria, and Yemen.

The technology industry, including Apple, has scores of employees and participants who have been affected by the ban. Apple joins other tech giants including


Read the email Microsoft President Brad Smith sent employees on Trump's immigration order (MSFT)

Microsoft President Brad Smith sent an email to all company employees Saturday afternoon in response to President Donald Trump's executive order on immigration, saying that there were 76 employees affected.

The email was posted to LinkedIn by Microsoft CEO Satya Nadella. The full text of the email is below.

On Friday, Donald Trump signed 


Top Silicon Valley investor calls on tech CEOs to speak out against Trump's immigration order

Sam Altman, president of the prominent Silicon Valley startup mentorship program Y Combinator, thinks that "it is time for tech companies to start speaking up about some of the actions taken by President Trump’s administration," he wrote in a blog post.

On Friday, Donald Trump signed an executive order for "extreme vetting" that halted the US' refugee program and blocked citizens of seven Muslim-majority countries from entering the United States for at least 90 days — even people who already have visas and legal permits to live in the United States.


Microsoft: 'We share the concerns' over Trump's immigration order and are giving employees legal help (MSFT)

Microsoft is providing "legal advice and assistance" to employees who might be affected by President Donald Trump's executive action on immigration, the company says.

On Friday, Donald Trump signed an executive order for "extreme vetting" that halted the US' refugee program and blocked citizens of seven Muslim-majority countries from entering the United States for at least 90 days — even people who already have visas and legal permits to live in the United States.

The countries affected are Iran, Iraq, Libya, Somalia, Sudan, Syria, and Yemen.


How to make your résumé stand out, according to a Harvard student who received internship offers from Microsoft and Goldman Sachs

If you want to snag a job or an internship at a top company, you'd better have a stellar résumé.

Jessica Pointing, a Harvard junior who won internship offers from companies like Google, Apple, Facebook, Microsoft, McKinsey, Bain, Goldman Sachs, and Morgan Stanley, previously told Business Insider about how to keep your résumé from getting thrown out altogether.

Here, Pointing — who features educational and career advice for high school and college students on her website, the Optimize Guide — explained to Business Insider how to write a killer CV:

1. Get to the results

Don't treat your résumé as an opportunity to just list all your past work experiences.


Trump has two paths he can take on marijuana legalization — here's how they could affect you

President Donald Trump set an ambitious agenda in his first full week in office.

After his inauguration on January 20, Trump signed an executive order that directs federal agencies to start rolling back the Affordable Care Act, revived two controversial oil pipelines, staged a war on the media, and played a game of chicken with the president of Mexico.

But we still don't know much about Trump's plans for marijuana legalization. There's a pretty simple explanation for that uncertainty: His administration finds itself in a bit of a Catch-22.

When it comes to marijuana legalization, there are two basic paths Trump can choose from. He can try to stamp out the $6.8 billion legal marijuana industry, or support states' rights to legislate their own drug policy.


I was going to review a $1,200 drone, but I lost it in Hawaii — here's what happened

I always wanted to try my hand at flying a drone, and an upcoming two-week trip to Hawai'i seemed like the perfect opportunity.

The drone of choice: The $1,200 DJI Phantom 4. As a flying machine, it isn't that much different to other drones — it goes up, down, sideways, forwards, and backwards, and a single battery lasts about 25 minutes, which is unfortunately typical for commercial drones.

What sets the Phantom 4 apart is its incredibly sharp 4K camera.

Indeed, Hawaii's unreal beauty and landscapes made for the perfect location to test a drone and its camera. For those familiar with Hawaii, I was mostly flying outside of Honolulu, the capital of Hawaii, on the island of Oahu.

Here's a 4K YouTube video of Hawaii taken with the DJI Phantom 4 (not by me):


$6 billion Atlassian paid $425 million for a cult hit app so it could take on Microsoft Office (TEAM, MSFT)

Earlier in January, $6 billion Aussie software giant Atlassian announced the surprise $425 million acquisition of Trello, a productivity app for project management with 19 million users, making it something of a cult hit. 

Trello CEO Michael Pryor describes the sale as a "complex decision": The company had "a lot of interest" in a new round of venture funding to continue its growth, but says that ultimately, he decided that Trello and Atlassian had so much in common that it made more sense to sell. 

For the last several years, Pryor says, it's been his big talking point within Trello that the company should think big and aim for 100 million users, an "audacious goal" that he says was like planning "a trip to Mars." 

Funnily enough,