Trump joins Amazon’s Twitch streaming platform, despite his disdain for CEO Jeff Bezos

President Donald Trump is now on Twitch, Amazon’s live-streaming platform that initially launched as a place for gamers to interact with audiences in real time. Trump broadcast his first live event on Twitch from Minneapolis on Thursday evening, and it was viewed by more than 30,000 people. Trump has long feuded with Amazon and its CEO Jeff Bezos, who also owns The Washington Post. In a November interview with Axios, Trump said his administration was looking into antitrust violations by Amazon,


President Donald Trump is now on Twitch, Amazon’s live-streaming platform that initially launched as a place for gamers to interact with audiences in real time. Trump broadcast his first live event on Twitch from Minneapolis on Thursday evening, and it was viewed by more than 30,000 people. Trump has long feuded with Amazon and its CEO Jeff Bezos, who also owns The Washington Post. In a November interview with Axios, Trump said his administration was looking into antitrust violations by Amazon,
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Trump joins Amazon's Twitch streaming platform, despite his disdain for CEO Jeff Bezos

President Donald Trump is now on Twitch, Amazon’s live-streaming platform that initially launched as a place for gamers to interact with audiences in real time.

Amazon acquired the service in 2014 for $970 million in cash.

Trump broadcast his first live event on Twitch from Minneapolis on Thursday evening, and it was viewed by more than 30,000 people. His account had more than 42,000 followers as of Friday morning and has several links that invite people to shop his store, volunteer or donate to his campaign.

Trump has long feuded with Amazon and its CEO Jeff Bezos, who also owns The Washington Post.

In a November interview with Axios, Trump said his administration was looking into antitrust violations by Amazon, Facebook and Alphabet. Trump has also criticized Amazon for paying “little or no taxes” and has accused The Washington Post as being a “lobbyist” for Amazon.

“I have stated my concerns with Amazon long before the Election,” Trump said on Twitter in March 2018. “Unlike others, they pay little or no taxes to state & local governments, use our Postal System as their Delivery Boy (causing tremendous loss to the U.S.), and are putting many thousands of retailers out of business!”

The White House declined to comment. Press representatives for Trump’s campaign were not immediately available to comment.

Twitch is supported by ads and generates revenue from viewers in several different ways. Twitch Prime, which includes emoji, costs $4.99/month but is free for Amazon Prime subscribers. Twitch Turbo costs $8.99 per month and has fewer advertisements and additional aesthetic features. And Twitch Chat lets people buy “bits” that they can use to cheer on and tip broadcasters. 100 bits costs $1.40. That feature doesn’t appear to have been active during the broadcast.

Some of the comments running alongside Trump’s stream were deemed inappropriate and have been removed by Twitch moderators.

Twitch was in the news earlier this week after Amazon said the platform was used by a gunman in Germany to livestream his shooting spree, which killed two people after he failed to gain entrance to a synagogue on Yom Kippur. The video was seen by about 2,200 people before it was pulled from the service.


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Fidelity joins the stampede to eliminate fees for online trading

Fidelity Investments has joined its major competitors in offering zero-commission online trades as the brokerage industry continues its low-fee makeover. In the latest chapter of an ongoing fee war, Charles Schwab, E-Trade, TD Ameritrade and Interactive Brokers all announced recently that they were dropping trading commissions. Fidelity boasts $2.46 trillion in assets that it manages for clients and has 21.8 million accounts with total assets of $6.8 trillion. “With this decision, Fidelity is ta


Fidelity Investments has joined its major competitors in offering zero-commission online trades as the brokerage industry continues its low-fee makeover. In the latest chapter of an ongoing fee war, Charles Schwab, E-Trade, TD Ameritrade and Interactive Brokers all announced recently that they were dropping trading commissions. Fidelity boasts $2.46 trillion in assets that it manages for clients and has 21.8 million accounts with total assets of $6.8 trillion. “With this decision, Fidelity is ta
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Fidelity joins the stampede to eliminate fees for online trading

Fidelity Investments has joined its major competitors in offering zero-commission online trades as the brokerage industry continues its low-fee makeover.

The company tweeted that it has eliminated commissions on all its trades involving stocks, options and exchange-traded funds, a burgeoning $4 trillion industry that has remade the way Fidelity and its peers do business.

In the latest chapter of an ongoing fee war, Charles Schwab, E-Trade, TD Ameritrade and Interactive Brokers all announced recently that they were dropping trading commissions. The news sent shares of the companies reeling as the revenue drivers for the companies became even cloudier.

Fidelity boasts $2.46 trillion in assets that it manages for clients and has 21.8 million accounts with total assets of $6.8 trillion. The firm previously charged $4.95 for trades.

“With this decision, Fidelity is taking a different path from the industry,” Kathleen Murphy, president of Fidelity Investments’ personal investing business. said in a statement. “We are providing customers unmatched value while challenging industry practices that appear to give value in one place when they are actually having customers pay in other ways.”

While its competitors, particularly Schwab, made high-profile announcements when they eliminated trading commissions, Fidelity chose to go lower-key.

In its statement, the firm said it also would automatically direct client money into higher-yielding money market accounts and is offering zero payment for order flow on where it sends its trades for execution.

“We made this decision after careful consideration to our clients and ensuring we are satisfying their full needs,” Murphy added.


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US is walking in the same direction as China’s censorship: Cambridge Analytica whistleblower

US is walking in the same direction as China’s censorship: Cambridge Analytica whistleblower2 Hours AgoChristopher Wylie, a former Cambridge Analytica employee, joins “Squawk Alley” to discuss his new book, the future of social media, and data risks when it comes to elections.


US is walking in the same direction as China’s censorship: Cambridge Analytica whistleblower2 Hours AgoChristopher Wylie, a former Cambridge Analytica employee, joins “Squawk Alley” to discuss his new book, the future of social media, and data risks when it comes to elections.
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US is walking in the same direction as China's censorship: Cambridge Analytica whistleblower

US is walking in the same direction as China’s censorship: Cambridge Analytica whistleblower

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Christopher Wylie, a former Cambridge Analytica employee, joins “Squawk Alley” to discuss his new book, the future of social media, and data risks when it comes to elections.


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Tesla co-founder Marc Tarpenning joins Pierre Omidyar’s Spero Ventures

When Marc Tarpenning and Martin Eberhard co-founded Tesla in 2003, they started an electric vehicle revolution that is still transforming the auto industry, and shifting energy consumption toward renewables. Now, Tarpenning has joined eBay founder Pierre Omidyar’s venture firm, Spero Ventures, to back the next generation of start-ups focused on sustainability. Mobility, battery-tech and manufacturing remain obsessions for Tarpenning, given the years he spent making electric cars that would be as


When Marc Tarpenning and Martin Eberhard co-founded Tesla in 2003, they started an electric vehicle revolution that is still transforming the auto industry, and shifting energy consumption toward renewables. Now, Tarpenning has joined eBay founder Pierre Omidyar’s venture firm, Spero Ventures, to back the next generation of start-ups focused on sustainability. Mobility, battery-tech and manufacturing remain obsessions for Tarpenning, given the years he spent making electric cars that would be as
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Tesla co-founder Marc Tarpenning joins Pierre Omidyar's Spero Ventures

When Marc Tarpenning and Martin Eberhard co-founded Tesla in 2003, they started an electric vehicle revolution that is still transforming the auto industry, and shifting energy consumption toward renewables.

Now, Tarpenning has joined eBay founder Pierre Omidyar’s venture firm, Spero Ventures, to back the next generation of start-ups focused on sustainability.

Mobility, battery-tech and manufacturing remain obsessions for Tarpenning, given the years he spent making electric cars that would be as appealing as other top sports cars. But the investor and engineer is now looking to fund start-ups solving problems around food, water and land use with emerging technologies.

Tarpenning lights up discussing materials science that could make plastic obsolete, and deliver packaging with far fewer external impacts. He is from California’s Central Valley, and says the land around him makes him think constantly about finding smarter ways to use and source water.

The long-time inventor says he favors a vision of the future that is more like “Star Trek” than “Blade Runner.” But he hopes to see at least one thing that may seem counter-intuitive — denser cities.

“In California, most of the people live on 5 to 6% of the land, all around the coasts and in places you may expect,” Tarpenning said.

“Imagine if the places in between were much wilder, and a world where other living things on this planet have a much bigger say. I’d like to see cities with all the wonderful amenities, but wild landscape in between. So I look for things that drag us into that future. To do that, you have to rethink everything, like agriculture, how we feed ourselves, and of course, how we get around.”


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Walgreens joins CVS in suspending sales of heartburn medicine Zantac during safety review

Packages of Zantac, a popular medication which decreases stomach acid production and prevents heartburn, sit on a shelf at a drugstore on September 19, 2019 in New York City. Walgreens is the latest retailer to suspend sales of Sanofi’s heartburn medication Zantac and other generic ranitidine products while the U.S. Food and Drug Administration reviews their safety. “We are removing Zantac and ranitidine products from our shelves while the FDA continues its review of the products,” the company s


Packages of Zantac, a popular medication which decreases stomach acid production and prevents heartburn, sit on a shelf at a drugstore on September 19, 2019 in New York City. Walgreens is the latest retailer to suspend sales of Sanofi’s heartburn medication Zantac and other generic ranitidine products while the U.S. Food and Drug Administration reviews their safety. “We are removing Zantac and ranitidine products from our shelves while the FDA continues its review of the products,” the company s
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Walgreens joins CVS in suspending sales of heartburn medicine Zantac during safety review

Packages of Zantac, a popular medication which decreases stomach acid production and prevents heartburn, sit on a shelf at a drugstore on September 19, 2019 in New York City.

Walgreens is the latest retailer to suspend sales of Sanofi’s heartburn medication Zantac and other generic ranitidine products while the U.S. Food and Drug Administration reviews their safety.

“We are removing Zantac and ranitidine products from our shelves while the FDA continues its review of the products,” the company said in a written statement.

CVS Health announced Saturday it was discontinuing sales of the medication as well as its own generic ranitidine products.

The news comes after Valisure, an online pharmacy company, alerted the FDA earlier this month that Zantac includes an impurity that could cause cancer.


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Twitter can’t treat all accounts equally: Former Twitter CEO

Twitter can’t treat all accounts equally: Former Twitter CEO2 Hours AgoDick Costolo, former Twitter CEO, joins ‘Fast Money Halftime Report’ in San Francisco to discuss how he would handle monitoring the president’s account.


Twitter can’t treat all accounts equally: Former Twitter CEO2 Hours AgoDick Costolo, former Twitter CEO, joins ‘Fast Money Halftime Report’ in San Francisco to discuss how he would handle monitoring the president’s account.
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Twitter can't treat all accounts equally: Former Twitter CEO

Twitter can’t treat all accounts equally: Former Twitter CEO

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Dick Costolo, former Twitter CEO, joins ‘Fast Money Halftime Report’ in San Francisco to discuss how he would handle monitoring the president’s account.


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DocuSign CEO Dan Springer on Q2 results and guidance

DocuSign CEO Dan Springer on Q2 results and guidance12:30 PM ET Fri, 6 Sept 2019Dan Springer, CEO of DocuSign, joins “Squawk Alley” to discuss the company’s Q2 earnings results as the stock surges.


DocuSign CEO Dan Springer on Q2 results and guidance12:30 PM ET Fri, 6 Sept 2019Dan Springer, CEO of DocuSign, joins “Squawk Alley” to discuss the company’s Q2 earnings results as the stock surges.
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DocuSign CEO Dan Springer on Q2 results and guidance

DocuSign CEO Dan Springer on Q2 results and guidance

12:30 PM ET Fri, 6 Sept 2019

Dan Springer, CEO of DocuSign, joins “Squawk Alley” to discuss the company’s Q2 earnings results as the stock surges.


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Trump’s former press secretary Sarah Huckabee Sanders joins Fox News as a contributor

President Donald Trump speaks about the departure of Sarah Huckabee Sanders, White House press secretary, right, during a second chance hiring and re-entry initiative event in the East Room of the White House in Washington, D.C., June 13, 2019. Sanders, who left the White House in June, could appear across Fox’s media platforms, including Fox Business Network and radio and podcast programs. Ex-deputy press secretary Raj Shah became a senior vice president at Fox after he left. As press secretary


President Donald Trump speaks about the departure of Sarah Huckabee Sanders, White House press secretary, right, during a second chance hiring and re-entry initiative event in the East Room of the White House in Washington, D.C., June 13, 2019. Sanders, who left the White House in June, could appear across Fox’s media platforms, including Fox Business Network and radio and podcast programs. Ex-deputy press secretary Raj Shah became a senior vice president at Fox after he left. As press secretary
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Trump's former press secretary Sarah Huckabee Sanders joins Fox News as a contributor

President Donald Trump speaks about the departure of Sarah Huckabee Sanders, White House press secretary, right, during a second chance hiring and re-entry initiative event in the East Room of the White House in Washington, D.C., June 13, 2019.

Sanders is only the latest example of the back-and-forth job pipeline between Fox News and the Trump administration.

“FOX News has been the number one news organization in the country for 17 years running and I am beyond proud to join their incredible stable of on-air contributors in providing political insights and analysis,” Sanders said in a statement.

Sanders, who left the White House in June, could appear across Fox’s media platforms, including Fox Business Network and radio and podcast programs.

Fox News signed Sanders up as a contributor, the network said in a press release Thursday. She will make her first appearance Sept. 6 on “Fox & Friends,” the morning program frequently quoted and endorsed by the president.

Former communications director Hope Hicks became Fox Corporation’s communications chief and executive vice president after leaving the White House. Ex-deputy press secretary Raj Shah became a senior vice president at Fox after he left.

On the flip side, Bill Shine, for example, left his role as Fox News co-president to become Trump’s deputy chief of staff for communications. In March, he left the White House and joined Trump’s reelection campaign.

Sanders’ father, former Arkansas governor and Republican presidential candidate Mike Huckabee, used to host a political talk show on Fox. It ended in 2015, but Huckabee remains a frequent guest on the network. He has been a staunch Trump supporter, though he never worked for the Trump administration.

Sarah Sanders, 37, spent more than three straight years working for Trump, beginning with his 2016 presidential campaign.

She left on apparently friendly terms with the president, and has continued to vocally support him and his administration since her departure.

As press secretary, Sanders had an often-adversarial relationship with reporters covering the White House. Press events in the White House briefing room were frequently combative, as she traded barbs with reporters in defense of Trump.

Press briefings became steadily less frequent during her tenure, down to about once a month for most of 2018. They were eventually phased out altogether: By the time she left, Sanders had not led a traditional press briefing in more than 100 days.

Her successor, Stephanie Grisham, has never held a press briefing since taking over the role.

Before her promotion, Grisham was First Lady Melania Trump’s press secretary. And she still is: Grisham is now the press secretary and communications director for both Donald and Melania Trump, Grisham confirmed to CNBC at the time.

Trump’s supporters have argued that it’s better to hear from the president himself, rather than a communications aide. And Trump has indeed been more available to reporters than his predecessors in some ways. He sends messages numerous times a day from his personal Twitter account, and often stops to talk at length with reporters outside the White House before boarding the Marine One helicopter.

But critics argue his form of transparency doesn’t result in more, or better, information. He rarely holds formal press conferences — a format favored by President Barack Obama — and his appearances in front of a roaring chopper on the White House south lawn make it nearly impossible to ask nuanced questions or follow ups, Politico reported Thursday.

Trump had urged Sanders to run for governor of Arkansas when he announced her departure. “She would be fantastic,” he wrote.


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This early Pinterest investor explains why the company’s big quarter

This early Pinterest investor explains why the company’s big quarter3:44 PM ET Fri, 2 Aug 2019Rick Heitzman of FirstMark, an early investor in Pinterest, joins CNBC’s “Power Lunch” team to discuss why Pinterest is having its best trading day since its IPO.


This early Pinterest investor explains why the company’s big quarter3:44 PM ET Fri, 2 Aug 2019Rick Heitzman of FirstMark, an early investor in Pinterest, joins CNBC’s “Power Lunch” team to discuss why Pinterest is having its best trading day since its IPO.
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This early Pinterest investor explains why the company's big quarter

This early Pinterest investor explains why the company’s big quarter

3:44 PM ET Fri, 2 Aug 2019

Rick Heitzman of FirstMark, an early investor in Pinterest, joins CNBC’s “Power Lunch” team to discuss why Pinterest is having its best trading day since its IPO.


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SurveyMonkey CEO Zander Lurie on earnings and growth

SurveyMonkey CEO Zander Lurie on earnings and growth12:24 PM ET Fri, 2 Aug 2019Zander Lurie, CEO of SurveyMonkey, joins “Squawk Alley” to discuss the company’s strong earnings and growth.


SurveyMonkey CEO Zander Lurie on earnings and growth12:24 PM ET Fri, 2 Aug 2019Zander Lurie, CEO of SurveyMonkey, joins “Squawk Alley” to discuss the company’s strong earnings and growth.
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SurveyMonkey CEO Zander Lurie on earnings and growth

SurveyMonkey CEO Zander Lurie on earnings and growth

12:24 PM ET Fri, 2 Aug 2019

Zander Lurie, CEO of SurveyMonkey, joins “Squawk Alley” to discuss the company’s strong earnings and growth.


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