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How Amazon's Jeff Wilke Plans to Bring Back US Manufacturing

"I had subscribed to this idea that just facilitating achievement would solve racial inequality; if I just help the smartest people of color to get into a good school or to get a good job, that everything else will take care of itself. But it's not enough."

Amazon's former consumer CEO Jeff Wilke talks with senior Finance Reporter Ben Bergman about why he is rethinking his views on racial equity and how he wants to rebuild U.S. manufacturing. Read part one of our interview.

SpaceX says more than 500,000 people have ordered or placed a deposit for its Starlink internet service.

Judge presses Epic CEO during second day of Apple antitrust trial.

Tribeca unveils official podcast selections, first major film festival to feature audio programming.

Uber & Arrival partner to build an electric car for ride-hailing in UK.

NASA has selected its deep space hardware—now comes the fun part.

Lawmakers urge probe of Amazon's pursuit of Pentagon contract.

Some TikTok influencers who lived at Clubhouse content mansions say the startup's CEO bullied talent.

Red Hot Chili Peppers to sell song catalog to Hipgnosis for upwards of $140 million.

Activision Blizzard's Call of Duty drives 27% Q1 2020 revenue growth to $2.28 billion.

Why Amazon's Former Consumer Boss is Obsessed With Bringing Back US Manufacturing

The fomer head of Amazon's Consumer Worldwide, Jeff Wilke, talks about what he's planning next, his ideas for bringing back manufacturing and what attracted him to Amazon.

Bright Offers Live Classes From 200  A-Listers

The creator of YouTube "channels" launched a new online video platform for learning on Tuesday, taught by a roster of iconic artists and celebrities from Madonna to Deepak Chopra. Can it compete with MasterClass?

EV Charging Company Electrify America is Investing $200 Million in California

One of the largest U.S. electric vehicle charging companies is expanding its Southern California presence with a $200 million investment in the state that could reshape the port communities of Long Beach and L.A.'s Wilmington neighborhood. The investment comes in anticipation of surging demand for electric big rigs and other heavy duty vehicles.

Subscription Software Kajabi Raises $550M 

Writers and podcasters have carved out new paths to monetize their expertise, and investors are eying software companies like Kajabi that are powering the tech where their content lives online. The Irvine-based company just scored $550 million.

Pitch Competition for Mobility Startups

dot.LA and CoMotion are partnering to bring you Motivate SOCAL on May 19th, 2021. This event will shine a light on innovative, emerging mobility companies in Southern California. In addition to Motivate SOCAL's Pitch Showcase, attendees will enjoy a mix of panels and networking with venture capitalists, business development leaders, investors, policymakers and mobility enthusiasts. Apply now! The deadline to submit your application is Wednesday, May 5th!

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