• 7 ways the U.S. government shutdown is impacting the tech sector

    5 days ago - By Fast Company

    It's having a huge impact on the tech sector in myriad ways, from layoffs to Super Bowl ads.
    Going into the fourth week of the U.S. government shutdown, its impact goes beyond the some 800,000 federal employees who've been furloughed. It's also having a huge impact on the tech sector in myriad ways, from layoffs to Super Bowl ads. Here are seven ways the shutdown is having an impact on the sector:
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  • Coast Guard members are about to miss their first paycheck due to the government shutdown, and communities around the US are trying to keep them afloat

    Coast Guard members are about to miss their first paycheck due to the government shutdown, and communities around the US are trying to keep them afloat

    5 days ago - By Business Insider

    Twenty-four days after the government shuttered, Coast Guard members will miss their first paycheck on January 15.
    The service has been without funding to pay them since the government shutdown on December 21.
    Coast Guardsmen are still working around the world, and communities throughout the US are organizing to support them and their families.
    "It's worrisome. I have to put food in my family's belly," said Coast Guard mechanic Kyle Turcott, who is working without pay.
    "It's hard to focus on search and rescue if you don't know whether your kids and family are going to have a roof over...
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  • Americans blame Trump and the GOP for the government shutdown more than they blame Democrats

    Americans blame Trump and the GOP for the government shutdown more than they blame Democrats

    5 days ago - By Business Insider

    A Washington Post-ABC poll found that Americans are much more willing to blame Trump and the GOP for the shutdown than Democrats.
    Most Americans also reject Trump's claim that there is a crisis at the border.
    Support for the wall, however, has increased since last January.
    Americans blame President Donald Trump and Republicans for the government shutdown more than they blame Democrats by a wide margin, a Washington Post-ABC poll found. More than half of those polled blamed Republicans in Congress and Trump, while only 29% blamed Democrats in Congress.
    According to the Post's analysis, 85%...
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  • Big Boi faces backlash for joining Maroon 5 and Travis Scott at Super Bowl 2019

    5 days ago - By Fast Company

    The 2019 Super Bowl finally has a full set for the halftime performance. But there are still some unanswered questions.
    It's official: Taking the stage for Super Bowl LIII's halftime performance in Atlanta on February 3 will be Maroon 5, Travis Scott, and Big Boi-a lineup that under normal circumstances wouldn't raise any eyebrows. But these aren't normal circumstances.
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  • Houston Airport has shut down the TSA checkpoints in one of its terminals because there aren't enough TSA officers willing to work unpaid during the government shutdown

    5 days ago - By Chron

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    George Bush Intercontinental Airport in Houston, Texas has closed the Transportation Security Administration checkpoints in one of its terminals due to a lack of security staff amid the government shutdown.
    Ticket counters and the security checkpoint in Terminal B closed down over the weekend.
    The airport told Business Insider that the checkpoint will remain closed until the TSA can provide enough people the staff it.
    Terminal B's gates will remain open and passengers flying through the facility will need to be screened at other terminals.
    United Airlines is Terminal B's largest tenant.
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  • Government Shutdown Will Keep Some Tech Ads Off The Air During Super Bowl LIII

    5 days ago - By Fortune

    Tech companies with new products awaiting Federal Communications Commission approval can't advertise during Super Bowl LIII because of the federal government shutdown, affecting the rollout of some 5G cellular devices.
    With the FCC essentially closed due to lack of staffing, telecommunications are stuck in the regulatory-approval pipeline, CNBC reported .
    Consequently, the shutdown, in its 24th day, affects the advertising of unapproved products. “Let's say you have a first-quarter launch plan and you wanted to advertise. You wouldn't be able to run an ad during the Super Bowl,” Marc S...
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