Female directors shut out of 2020 Oscar nominations

Greta Gerwig attends the 25th Annual Critics’ Choice Awards at Barker Hangar on January 12, 2020 in Santa Monica, California.Matt WinkelmeyerOnly five women have ever been nominated for best director at the Academy Awards. On Monday, that number remained the same.The slate of 2020 Oscar contenders for the directing prize were Martin Scorsese (“The Irishman”),…

Linus Torvalds, creator of the Linux operating system, warned developers not to use an Oracle-owned file system because of the company’s ‘litigious nature’ (ORCL)

Linus Torvalds, the developer who created the widely-used open source operating system Linux, warned users not to use the ZFS file system, Phoronix’s Michael Larabel first reported.ZFS was built by Sun Microsystems, which has since been acquired by Oracle.Torvalds said he does not feel “safe” adding ZFS code to Linux because of Oracle’s “litigious nature,”…

Away co-founder Steph Korey is reportedly back as co-CEO after social media uproar

Steph Korey, co-founder of AwaySource: Masha MaltsavaJust weeks after stepping down as chief executive officer of luggage maker Away following a report about her leadership tactics, Steph Korey is back as co-CEO.Korey, who co-founded the company, is sharing the top spot with Stuart Haselden, a spokesperson told CNBC. Away announced in December that Haselden would…

I thought I needed a lawyer from my state to write my will, but I was able to do it online in minutes for a fraction of the cost

After years of procrastination, I used Trust & Will to create estate planning documents that explain my final wishes and protect my family if I die.The process of using Trust & Will was simple and easy to follow. It left me with a will and other important estate planning documents, including a living will and…

Elizabeth Warren ‘felt like a failure’ because she wasn’t ‘cut out’ to be a stay-at-home mom

As a Senator and Democratic presidential candidate, Elizabeth Warren is outspoken about women’s rights, from the pay gap for women of color to protecting abortion rights.But when Warren was young, she struggled with what the world expected of women. And it made her feel like a “failure,” she told Vogue in a story published Tuesday.Warren,…

IN-STORE PERSONALIZATION REPORT: How hyper personalization in the retail industry can help brick-and-mortar retailers compete with e-tailers

This is a preview of The In-Store Personalization Report from Business Insider Intelligence.Purchase this report.Business Insider Intelligence offers even more consumer coverage with Payments & Commerce Pro. Subscribe today to receive industry-changing payments and commerce news and analysis to your inbox. Business Insider Intelligence If we’re living through a “retail apocalypse” that spells doom for…

Regional airline Flybe keeps quiet on reports of imminent collapse

This picture shows a Dash 8 Q400 of Flybe airline during take-off on September 24, 2019 at the airport in Duesseldorf, western Germany.INA FASSBENDERU.K. airline Flybe stressed that it’s continuing to operate as normal despite a report that it’s close to collapse.The media outlet Sky News reported Monday that the firm held emergency talks on…

Podcasting is the one media trend top VCs keep talking about. 5 investors shared which companies they’re betting on and why.

2020 is shaping up to be a big year for podcasting after Spotify kicked things off with its acquisition of Gimlet in 2019, and it’s the one area of media that VCs are all talking about.We talked to five VC firms including Union Square Ventures and Greycroft about why they’re big on it and which…

GOP senator blasts Pelosi for trying to control the impeachment trial — ‘she just hates Trump’

GOP Sen. Rick Scott on Monday railed against what he calls the impeachment “circus” surrounding President Donald Trump, accusing House Speaker Nancy Pelosi of playing games.”She just hates Trump,” Scott said on CNBC’s “Squawk Box.” “She said it was so important to get it done in December and didn’t have time to have witnesses come, and now…

Kohl’s CEO Michelle Gass: ‘Amazon is working’

An Amazon.com Inc. sign hangs outside a Kohl’s Corp. department store in Huntington Beach, California, U.S., on Saturday, May 11, 2019.Kyle Grillot | Bloomberg | Getty ImagesKohl’s CEO Michelle Gass says the retailer’s partnership with Amazon is going well, despite Kohl’s reporting dismal holiday sales that cast doubt on the strategy.”I get this question, ‘Is…