The book that shifted Reddit co-founder Alexis Ohanian's thinking around sleep
Reddit co-founder Alexis Ohanian is an advocate for work/life balance. For Ohanian, the 2017 book "Why We Sleep (Unlocking the Power of Sleep and Dreams)" shifted his entire mindset. "Really [the book] solidified why it's actually really important." The book "explains how neglecting sleep undercuts your creativity, problem solving, decision-making, learning, memory, heart health, brain health, mental health, emotional well-being, immune system, and even your life span," Gates wrote. But I really strive for that because I'm seeing the real results every day in my own life," he says.cnbc.com
Reddit co-founder Alexis Ohanian: 'The rise of NFTs and trading card boom is going to be huge for women's sports'
Investor Alexis Ohanian, co-founder of Reddit and husband to tennis legend Serena Williams, is among the latest of high-profile names to support NFTs, or non-fungible tokens. "I've invested big in women's sports, but the rise of NFTs and trading card boom is going to be HUGE for women's sports," Ohanian tweeted on Saturday. NFTs are unique cryptocurrency tokens used to represent digital assets, including works of art, sports collectibles and video clips, to name a few. Although the collectibles have so far been centered mostly around men's sports, Ohanian predicts the NFT market for women's sports collectibles will be even larger. Like Ohanian, investor Mark Cuban also predicts the NFT market will disrupt the sports collectible market, along with the art, music and movie industries.cnbc.com
Reddit co-founder and Seven Seven Six founder Alexis Ohanian on "flexible" work-life balance and the push for family leave
But now it's really, really shifted everyone's perception about what the office looks like. But the delayed gratification part, yeah, that's- that's actually a novel phenomenon for "Gen Z." OHANIAN: Yeah- yeah. And certainly when it comes to user safety, is- is really, really, really important. OHANIAN: Really, really.cbsnews.com
Reddit co-founder calls GameStop frenzy a 'bottom-up revolution,' shifting power to small investors
I don't think we go back to a world before this because these communities, they're a byproduct of the connected internet," Ohanian said in a "Squawk Box" interview. Ohanian said the GameStop short squeeze, which has fueled the video game retailer's stock up nearly 2,000% this month alone, shows the disruptive nature of the internet. The massive rally in GameStop shares has put financial pressure on the hedge funds that had shorted the stock. "They don't really understand what they're doing. I think small-time investors like that, unsophisticated investors, are going to be hurt by this."cnbc.com
GameStop's stock closes down more than 40% after brokers place restrictions on trades
Shares of GameStop, the center of a trading frenzy fueled by a Reddit message board, dropped sharply on Thursday after brokers restricted trading on the stock. Earlier in Thursday's session, the stock was up over 25% and down more than 60% and trading was halted several times. The stock started to fall as word spread that Robinhood and Interactive Brokers were restricting trading, and it opened the session solidly in the red. Billionaire investor David Tepper told CNBC early Thursday that investors should be careful playing in speculative names. Old scars," Tepper told CNBC's Joe Kernen on "Squawk Box."cnbc.com
Duke and Duchess of Sussex convene session on digital world
NEW YORK – Creating online communities free of danger and misinformation is crucial in building a better world, the Duchess of Sussex told an online audience Tuesday during a special Time100 Talks episode she curated with her husband, Prince Harry. “What our job is, especially throughout these conversations, is to get people to listen to the experts and for them to explain how what’s happening in the online world is affecting the world,” Harry said. Among those who participated in their Time100 session, "Engineering a Better World," was Alexis Ohanian, co-founder of Reddit, investor and husband of tennis great Serena Williams. He recently resigned from the Reddit board and asked to be replaced by a Black candidate. Ohanian said he was inspired to step down by his 3-year-old daughter, Olympia, who is of mixed race.
Serena and Venus win, now Williams sisters play each other
LEXINGTON, Ky. Serena Williams was calm in a return more dramatic than some might have expected even after a long layoff. Williams needed to rally to win in her comeback following a six-month layoff, beating unseeded American Bernarda Pera 4-6, 6-4, 6-1 in Tuesday's first round of the Top Seed Open. Williams advanced to a second-round showdown against older sister Venus, who dispatched Victoria Azarenka 6-3, 6-2. The Croatian-born Pera eventually evened the set and had Williams down 0-40 at 4-4 before Williams, 38, rallied to stay on serve. She played really well.Williams needed another rally to win the next game before getting a hard-earned break to force a third set.
Serena Williams is fit and ready to play after 6-month break
FILE - In this May 27, 2019, file photo, Serena Williams of the U.S. plays a shot against Vitalia Diatchenko of Russia during their first round match of the French Open tennis tournament at the Roland Garros stadium in Paris. If the French Open were being held as scheduled right now -- instead of postponed to September because of the coronavirus pandemic, Williams again would have had a shot at her 24th major to pull even with Margaret Court for the most in history. (AP Photo/Pavel Golovkin, File)
Serena Williams is fit and ready to play after 6-month break
(AP Photo/Pavel Golovkin, File)LEXINGTON, Ky. – Serena Williams flexed and then kissed a sinewy right bicep to show down time well spent in training even without bench pressing. Williams now looks to flex her muscles on a tennis court for the first time in six months. Serena Williams, ranked No. If the results from Williams’ previous comeback from a long break are any indication, she has something to look forward to. Her husband, Reddit founder Alexis Ohanian, built a tennis court for her.
Portman group will bring NWSL to Los Angeles in 2022
Actress Natalie Portman and venture capitalist Kara Nortman lead a group that will bring an expansion National Women's Soccer League team to the Los Angeles area in 2022. Then she and Nortman met Becca Roux, the executive director of the U.S. Women's National Team Players Association. The women also reached out to a local supporters group that has been campaigning to bring a team to Los Angeles. The group is partnering with the LA84 Foundation, a nonprofit formed after the 1984 Los Angeles Olympics that promotes youth sports. The official name of the Los Angeles club, and where it will play, are expected to be announced later this year.
Would you let Google, Apple contact-trace your family? Here's what Reddit's Alexis Ohanian says
Your smartphone data could be used for apps that tech giants, including Alphabet's Google and Apple, are backing with supportive interfaces to track the spread of coronavirus, but should you or your family members agree to use the contact-tracing technology? I don't know," said Alexis Ohanian, technology entrepreneur and Reddit co-founder, on CNBC's "Squawk Box" Tuesday. Apple and Google are backing a way to trace and notify people who may have been infected with Covid-19 using Bluetooth signals from people's phones anonymously. Apple and Google on Monday released screenshots and sample code demonstrating what contact-tracing software might look like on an iOS and Android. The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention last week released new guidance for contact-tracing apps, which will help companies build onto their joint project.cnbc.com
Meghan cheers on friend Serena Williams at US Open
Meghan, Duchess of Sussex, cheers for Serena Williams of the United States during her Women's Singles final match against Bianca Andreescu of Canada at the US Open. NEW YORK (CNN) - Meghan, the Duchess of Sussex, attended the women's singles final of the US Open to support her friend Serena Williams on Saturday. This isn't the first time Meghan has seen the tennis star and dear friend play. Meghan, along with Catherine, Duchess of Cambridge, watched Williams compete in the 2018 and 2019 Wimbledon ladies' singles final in London. Meghan and Williams have been close friends for years after meeting at a charity event.
Buzzfeed's Charlie Warzel plays word association with Reddit's Alexis Ohanian
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Alexis Ohanian, co-founder of Reddit, talks about his battle for net neutrality
Alexis Ohanian, co-founder of Reddit, talks about his battle for net neutrality In the latest Buzzfeed Brews, Alex Ohanian sits down with Buzzfeed Tech Editor Charlie Warzel and explains the net neutrality act, which he says skews the Internet in favor of the incumbent.cbsnews.com