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A year later, the CEO of 2016's hottest tech IPO explains why he's not concerned about the stock price (TWLO)

Twilio CEO Jeff Lawson at Twilio Signal 2017 in San FranciscoTwilio It’s been a wild ride for Twilio, the $2.4 billion cloud communications company behind 2016’s hottest tech IPO.  After debuting in June 2016 at $15 per share, Twilio’s stock soared to a peak of $70.96 by September. By Halloween, Twilio was down to less than half that. Early May saw another ...

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Montana's special election is tomorrow — and the GOP candidate just 'body slammed' a journalist

Republican congressional candidate Greg Gianforte talks with supporters during a campaign meet and greet at Lambros Real Estate on May 24, 2017 in Missoula, Montana. Justin Sullivan/Getty Images A reporter said he was physically assaulted by Republican Congressional candidate Greg Gianforte on Wednesday, a day before Montana residents could vote him into office. “Greg Gianforte just body slammed me and ...

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An Uber rival has snagged $100M from a tech heavyweight to conquer the Brazilian market

SoftBank Chairman Masayoshi Son Koki Nagahama/Getty Images Japan’s SoftBank Group agreed to invest $100 million in Brazilian ride-hailing app 99, the startup said on Wednesday, capping off a fund-raising round totaling more than $200 million. The investment turns up the heat on Uber, which had been touting its success in Latin American markets. As the ride-hailing goliath stumbles amid lawsuits ...

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Justice Department: Jeff Sessions did not disclose meetings with Russian officials when he applied for his security clearance

Attorney General Jeff Sessions. Getty/Mark Wilson Attorney General Jeff Sessions reportedly did not disclose his meeting with Russian officials last year when he applied for his security clearance, according to a Justice Department official Wednesday. Sessions did not note on his security clearance forms that he had met with Russian ambassador Sergey Kislyak at least twice that year, according to ...

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Advertisers begin dropping Sean Hannity's show amid the controversy over Seth Rich conspiracies

Sean HannityMike Segar/Reuters Fox News host Sean Hannity has begun losing advertisers amid heightened controversy surrounding his decision to draw attention to conspiracy theories about the death of Democratic National Committee staffer Seth Rich. In recent weeks, Hannity has repeatedly pushed the claim that Rich was not the victim of a botched robbery, as authorities suspect, but rather that he ...

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Government officials in the UK are fuming over US leaks about the Manchester bombing

Armed police stand outside Manchester Central in Manchester, England, in 2015. Dan Kitwood/Getty Images A group of UK police chiefs blasted intelligence officials in the US on Wednesday for leaking photographs of evidence relating to the suicide bombing in Manchester earlier this week. In decrying the leaks, the National Police Chiefs’ Council joined other UK government officials who have expressed ...

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CBO report says the GOP healthcare bill could throw many insurance markets into chaos

Donald Trump meets with Speaker of the House Paul Ryan on Capitol Hill in Washington. REUTERS/Joshua Roberts The Congressional Budget Office on Wednesday released its latest projections for the GOP healthcare bill, and one new detail showed the newest version of the bill could lead to a disaster that Republicans feared under Obamacare. In every previous CBO score for both Obamacare and the American ...

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The company behind the butter and coffee craze plans to open a café in NYC — Here's what it's like

Biz Carson/Business Insider Coffee with butter isn’t a typical morning beverage. But it’s become a craze among biohackers and those looking to add extra energy to their day. Championed by Dave Asprey, author of “The Bulletproof Diet,” the aptly named “Bulletproof coffee” (BPC) is a mix of specially treated coffee, butter from grass-fed cows, and “brain octane” oil, which is similar to coconut oil. ...

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18 of the most unique celebrity engagement rings

Lady Gaga at the 67th Annual Primetime Emmy Awards in 2015.Frazier Harrison/Getty Images Entertainment Celebrities spend a lot of time thinking outside the box. So it’s no surprise that oftentimes simple and classic diamonds rings just don’t seem to cut it for them. Some have opted for birthstones, others for diamonds in unusual shapes. Read on to see some of the most ...

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A bunch of cycling enthusiasts just helped Peloton raise $325 million — betting it could be 'the Apple of fitness'

Hollis Johnson Peloton, the indoor fitness company, has raised $325 million from investors including Wellington Management, Fidelity Investments, Kleiner Perkins and Comcast NBCUniversal. The deal, which is likely to be the last financing round before the company goes public, was put together by a number of cycling enthusiasts.  The company is on a steep growth curve: It has tripled annual revenue to $170 ...

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