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Supremes co-founder and singer Mary Wilson dies aged 76

Supremes co-founder and singer Mary Wilson dies aged 76

Entertainment
Mary Wilson, who co-founded The Supremes and remained a member of the group until they split up, has died at the age of 76.The singer passed away at her home in Henderson, Nevada, her publicist Jay Schwartz announced, but he did not confirm the cause of death.The Supremes were known for hits such as Baby Love and You Can't Hurry Love.The group was founded in Detroit as The Primettes in 1959, when Wilson was 15 years old. Wilson was an original member of the group alongside Diana Ross, Florence Ballard and Barbara Martin.Martin left the group before they became successful, and The Supremes continued as a trio. Motown ArchivesThe Supremes became Motown's most successful act of the 1960s scoring 12 number one singles in the US.Their first number one was 1964's Where Did Our Love Go, which was...
£31bn sale of UK’s Arm Holdings is a ‘disaster’ says co-founder

£31bn sale of UK’s Arm Holdings is a ‘disaster’ says co-founder

Business
UK-based chip designer Arm Holdings is to be sold to America's Nvidia in a deal worth up to $ 40bn (£31bn).But the sale was described as a "disaster" by Arm's co-founder. Nvidia said the company - which licenses its chip designs for use by major electronics brands such as Apple - would remain based in Cambridge and its site expanded. Image: SoftBank bought Arm in 2016 However, Arm's co-founder Hermann Hauser told Sky News: "It's a disaster... for Cambridge, the UK and Europe."He pointed to a potential impact on UK jobs, damage to Arm's business model and the fall-out that would result from the products in which its technology is used being subject to US export controls. ...
Peter Green: Fleetwood Mac co-founder dies aged 73

Peter Green: Fleetwood Mac co-founder dies aged 73

Entertainment
Fleetwood Mac co-founder and influential blues rock guitarist Peter Green has died aged 73.Solicitors acting on behalf of his family said in a statement: "It is with great sadness that the family of Peter Green announce his death this weekend, peacefully in his sleep."A further statement will be provided in the coming days."Green, from Bethnal Green in east London, formed Fleetwood Mac with drummer Mick Fleetwood in 1967.They came together after Green's stint filling in for Eric Clapton in John Mayall's Bluesbreakers. Green and Fleetwood then convinced John McVie to join the band as bass guitarist, in part by naming the band Fleetwood Mac.He wrote the instantly recognisable instrumental track Albatross, which remains the band's o...
Reddit co-founder resigns and calls for his job to be given to black candidate

Reddit co-founder resigns and calls for his job to be given to black candidate

Technology
A co-founder of Reddit has resigned from his position and said his spot should be filled by a black candidate.Alexis Ohanian, who started the discussion website with Steve Huffman and Aaron Swartz in 2005, said he stepped down from his role as he felt it was the right thing to do for "myself, my country and my family". Ohanian, who is married to tennis legend Serena Williams, said he wanted to be able to tell the couple's two-year-old daughter in the future what he did to show support to the black community in the US.It comes as the protests in response to the death of George Floyd, an unarmed black man who died at the hands of US police officers in Minnesota, entered their tenth day.In a video posted on his Twitter account, Ohanian, 37, said: "I co-founded @reddit 15 years ago to help ...

Insider Q&A: Airbnb co-founder and CEO Brian Chesky

Technology
Three months ago, Airbnb co-founder and CEO Brian Chesky was working on the financial filings for the company’s hotly anticipated initial public offeringBy DEE-ANN DURBIN AP Business WriterMay 24, 2020, 5:00 PM4 min read4 min read Three months ago, Airbnb co-founder and CEO Brian Chesky was working on the financial filings for the company’s hotly anticipated initial public offering. He had just returned from Palm Springs, California, and was planning a spring vacation with college pals. But the coronavirus upended global travel — and all his plans. “My world’s gotten really small,” Chesky told The Associated Press from his home in San Francisco, where he's spent the last 10 weeks. Airbnb expects its revenue will be cut in half this year. Chesky recently laid off 25% of Airbnb’s staff — or...