Tag: Registered

Controversial former Uber exec Emil Michael has registered plans for a $250 million SPAC

By iwano@_84

SPACs, or special purpose acquisition companies, are all the rage right now, and people are emerging from all corners to raise them.

Among the latest entrants — and someone who might be of interest to Silicon Valley watchers — is Emil Michael, a former Uber executive and top lieutenant to former CEO Travis Kalanick. Earlier today, Micheal registered plans with the SEC to raise $250 million in an IPO for a blank-check company that will broadly acquire a company in the tech sector.

IPO Edge had reported earlier today that the SPAC might be in the works.

The filing lists as special advisors Alphabet’s former executive chairman Eric Schmidt, and Betsy Atkins, a founder of Ascend Communications and investor who has served on so many boards that last year she wrote a book about it. Indeed, among her other roles currently, she’s on the boards of Volvo, Wynn Resorts, and

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More Than 1 Million People Have Registered To Vote Through Snapchat, 65% Of Them Under 24

By iwano@_84

Topline

Snapchat has helped more than 1 million users register for November’s presidential elections, with nearly two-thirds of those registered being 24 or younger, a stat that could turn out to be a boon for Joe Biden and the Democratic party.

Key Facts

Around 64.5% of users who have signed up to vote through Snapchat’s app are between the ages of 18-24, the company told Forbes in an emailed statement.

Snapchat says it has seen more signups to register in Texas than any other state, while other battleground states in the Sun Belt including Florida, Georgia and North Carolina are also seeing a large number of signups, although Texas and Georgia may be a bit of a reach for Biden.

During the 2018 midterms, more than 450,000 voters had registered through Snapchat and the

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Trump registered his trademark in Cuba in 2008 to build hotels, casinos and golf courses

By iwano@_84

Despite earlier promises in Miami that he would not do business in Cuba until the island was “free,” Donald Trump applied in 2008 to register his Trump trademark in the Caribbean nation for a variety of commercial activities, including investing in real estate, hotels, casinos and golf courses.

A search of the Cuban Industrial Property Office database shows that Donald J. Trump hired a Cuban lawyer, Leticia Laura Bermúdez Benítez, to submit the application in October 2008. The address listed was that of the Trump Organization: 725 Fifth Avenue, New York, 10022.

As is common in Cuba, where red tape is rampant, the trademark was not approved until much later, until March 2010. It expired in 2018, well into Trump’s presidency.

According to a description of his application, appearing both in the official Cuban registry website and in a 2009 bulletin, the trademark was related to “investment in real estate,”

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Donald Trump registered his trademark in Cuba

By iwano@_84

Despite earlier promises in Miami that he would not do business in Cuba until the island was “free,” Donald Trump applied in 2008 to register his Trump trademark in the Caribbean nation for a variety of commercial activities, including investing in real estate, hotels, casinos and golf courses.

A search of the Cuban Industrial Property Office database shows that Donald J. Trump hired a Cuban lawyer, Leticia Laura Bermúdez Benítez, to submit the application in October 2008. The address listed was that of the Trump Organization: 725 Fifth Avenue, New York, 10022.

As is common in Cuba, where red tape is rampant, the trademark was not approved until much later, until March 2010. It expired in 2018, well into Trump’s presidency.

According to a description of his application, appearing both in the official Cuban registry website and in a 2009 bulletin, the trademark was related to “investment in real estate,”

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More Than 3 Million People Have Registered To Vote On Social Media

By iwano@_84

More than 3 million Americans have registered to vote via social media ahead of this year’s presidential election, thanks in large part to a push by Facebook across its vast digital ecosystem.

Facebook announced Monday the company has registered an estimated 2.5 million people this year after sending out the bat signal on its Facebook, Instagram and Messenger platforms. The company aims to register 4 million eligible U.S. voters before the Nov. 3 election.

That’s in addition to the 39 million people who have visited the company’s “Voting Information Center,” which provides information on how to register and vote. Beginning next week, the center will include information on early voting locations, dates and hours.

An additional 740,000 people have registered to vote via Snapchat, the company told HuffPost.

Facebook also will add information on how to volunteer as a poll worker, Emily Dalton Smith, the company’s director of social impact

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