Bill Gates is about to spend less time at Microsoft, but it doesn't mean he'll stop helping CEO Satya Nadella navigate acquisitions like LinkedIn and advising on tech issues
While Gates hasn't worked full-time for Microsoft since 2008, and stepped down as chairman in 2014, he's still had a big influence on its direction.
Read the letter the CEO of software giant Basecamp sent his employees to give them a 4-day weekend so they could prepare for the pandemic
Jason Fried knew Basecamp employees needed to prepare for how the coronavirus outbreak could affect their lives. So he gave them two days off.
Remote work isn't just the new normal in the age of coronavirus — it's what we'll need to get through a recession
Economists say we are headed for a major recession, which means working from home will outlast the coronavirus. Here's how businesses are preparing.
The McKinsey exec who designed the firm's coronavirus strategy reveals the 4-step emergency plan every company should have put in place by now to handle the pandemic
McKinsey's Mihir Mysore says you have to think of coronavirus like "a hurricane." Knowing the weather forecast will help get you to safety.
Real estate giant RE/MAX is spending tens of millions on tech to keep up with Compass. Here's its M&A playbook.
RE/MAX's acquisitions of booj and First show the brokerage investing in machine-learning powered tech that values relationships over automation.
Engagement on Instagram sponsored posts has soared the last 2 weeks, even as some advertisers cut campaigns
As the coronavirus outbreak increases social isolation, influencer marketers are seeing greater user engagement on apps like TikTok and Instagram.
Leaked document: Top ad agency predicts that cancelled NBA and NCAA events will cost TV networks up to a 25% drop in viewership
The viewership cuts for sports networks range from 9% to 25% while streaming TV viewership is expected to grow 15%.
An analyst thinks the Pentagon will split up Microsoft's $10 billion JEDI cloud contract and give a piece to Amazon – and maybe even other companies
After the Pentagon said "wishes to reconsider" its decision to give the JEDI contract to Microsoft, a top analyst says Amazon could get a portion.
A top Netflix exec reveals a new push into home and property shows, which he says is the streamer's next reality-TV focus
Netflix content exec Brandon Riegg said the streaming company has home-improvement shows in the works that will premiere in the next year.
Slack CEO Stewart Butterfield touted its customer wins against Microsoft Teams, but analysts worry the coronavirus crisis will hurt its ability to compete
With customers staying home, and Slack's ability to send out salespeople limited, Microsoft may come out a winner.
Why Goldman Sachs analysts think Morgan Stanley's stock will be Wall Street's big winner if a full-blown coronavirus recession strikes
Low interest rates usually eat away at banks' net interest income, but Morgan Stanley's business is far less exposed than its peers, analysts said.
Amazon's fight against Microsoft for the $10 billion JEDI cloud computing contract took a turn this week — Meet the 14 people reporting directly to Amazon's cloud boss Andy Jassy
Business Insider has identified the 14 most powerful people at AWS who report directly to AWS CEO Andy Jassy, based on an internal document.
6 CEOs and executives who've been managing remote teams for years share the tools they use to keep their employees motivated and happy
Working from home is becoming the new norm as the coronavirus pandemic persists. Veteran leaders have thrived in the remote space using these apps.
Here's the full memo from advertising holding company IPG saying all its offices will stay open amid coronavirus outbreak
CEO Michael Roth wrote that all major business units have tested working from home and he discouraged staff from attending large meetings.
The CEO of an $800 million startup reveals how a leadership strategy from the 1970s helped him grow his fintech firm to 850 staff across 12 global offices
"Hiring is probably the most important part in a manager's role and I stay heavily involved in that process," the eToro CEO said.
NASA is limiting access to astronauts scheduled to fly on SpaceX's first spaceship for people as the coronavirus spreads
The space agency says it's also deciding on additional measures to "minimize the risk of exposure to astronauts in training."
Amazon has postponed its twice-a-year all-hands meeting because of the coronavirus, and it means workers won't hear directly from Jeff Bezos at a time of uncertainty
The move follows Amazon's decision to recommend all of its global workforce work from home if their jobs can be done remotely.
A top ad agency is telling clients to stop avoiding coronavirus-related content as publishers get squeezed
Magna Global says that marketers are avoiding advertising near coronavirus-related content, which is hurting news publishers.
This founder's wildly successful virtual tech conference could be a model for future tech events as coronavirus continues to spread
The Zeit conference is now seen as a model for tech events, as the pandemic leads to the cancellation or postponement of major gatherings.
Instagram influencers say brand sponsorships and travel content are taking a major hit as deals get put 'on hold until further notice'
We spoke to several bloggers, travel influencers, and industry experts about the impact of the coronavirus on the influencer industry.
Analysts lay out the financial damage each of Disney's businesses could face, as it closes parks and postpones films due to the coronavirus
Disney is one of the media companies most threatened by the coronavirus because of its large theme park and theatrical businesses.
A former Red Bull brand manager says he saw 'some really shady s---' in online advertising. He's now campaigning for lawmakers to intervene.
Sam Jones has launched a campaign calling on the UK government to clamp down on online data brokers.
As the coronavirus outbreak grows, companies are turning to remote work — which means recruiters are using video interviews to vet job candidates.
A key executive departed cannabis-vaporizer company Greenlane Holdings two days after the company laid off 31 workers
Greenlane Chief Marketing Officer Sasha Kadey departed the company on February 28, securities filings show.
Oracle's cloud strategy may finally be gaining traction — just as coronavirus arrives to possibly delay even stronger results, a Wall Street analyst says
A Wall Street analyst said Oracle's cloud offensive seems to be working, but he wonders if the coronavirus crisis could cause it to lose steam.
"I've paid way less attention to the business impact than I have to all the precautions," DoorDash CEO Tony Xu told Business Insider in an interview.
The 15 most powerful Disney movie execs charged with leading the company as its business is upended by the coronavirus pandemic
Kevin Feige at Marvel, Kathleen Kennedy at Lucasfilm, Jennifer Lee at Disney Animation — here are all the power players at the house Mickey built.
WINNING Y COMBINATOR: Read the successful applications that hot startups used to win spots in the accelerator that launched Airbnb and Dropbox
Y Combinator is very selective, but an impressive application can boost your chances of winning a spot. Here's how to write one.
We spoke with the CEO of DoorDash after the food-delivery giant filed for an IPO — here's how he feels about the competition, coronavirus, and going public
DoorDash CEO Tony Xu talked to Business Insider about the prospects of an IPO as the markets respond to the coronavirus pandemic.
We identified the 12 investors betting millions on the Call of Duty League's first season — from the LA Rams owners to a group including Gary Vaynerchuk
"Call of Duty" is one of the most popular video games in the world, and investors are willing to pay $25 million for a professional Call of Duty team.
Fndr advises clients like Snapchat and Glossier. Here are the lessons the founders learned from Steve Jobs and Brian Chesky that inform its strategy.
Fndr's partners said they used learnings from famous tech founders to develop a strategy focused around small group sessions with clients.
The Netflix exec behind reality-TV hits like 'Love Is Blind' and 'Cheer' explains his strategy for creating unscripted shows that only the streaming giant could make
Netflix's Brandon Riegg, who oversees nonfiction series and comedy specials, is taking shots all over reality TV, from docs to dating shows.
The CIO of Cargill, the nation's largest private company, uses this to ensure the pandemic won't affect the launch of its big digital projects.
The TikTok metrics that matter for a successful sponsorship deal between an influencer and a brand, according to industry insiders
We spoke with an influencer talent manager and a digital agent about some of the metrics they see brands paying attention to in 2020 on TikTok.
A global pandemic and fear of power outages could fuel an emerging $50 billion market for rooftop solar companies like Tesla and Sunrun
Going solar was once about getting clean energy. Now it's about resilience in the face of power outages, superstorms, and a new global pandemic.
'We've never moved at this speed before:' $120 billion pharma giant Eli Lilly just teamed up with a biotech startup to fight the coronavirus pandemic
Eli Lilly and AbCellera will develop a coronavirus treatment in a new collaboration, hunting for an effective antibody treatment against the pandemic.
The FTC provided specific guidelines on what influencers should and shouldn't do for sponsored posts in its recent $1 million settlement with a marketer
These are the key takeaways for influencers looking to avoid the ire of the FTC based on the agency's case against Teami.
A sneaker reseller made over $20,000 by holding and selling 22 pairs of the same Air Jordan sneakers. He reveals the resale strategy that earned him 6 figures last year.
The teen uses a method called "holding," where he waits for a hyped sneaker to attain its maximum value on the market.
Disney has closed its parks around the world and risks losing $2 billion in revenue if they remain shuttered for 30 days, analysts forecast
Disney is taking the rare step of closing Disneyland through the end of March due to the coronavirus pandemic.
CME and Cboe are clearing trading floors as coronavirus spreads, and one veteran trader thinks the millions they'll save will be too good to ever reopen the iconic pits
Jon Najarian, a veteran options trader and CNBC commentator, said the money saved from keeping the trading floors shut could be too good to turn down.
Big Law M&A work is evaporating as coronavirus spreads, but some firms are about to make bank. Here are the winners and losers.
Some firms with big private-equity and restructuring practices will be better positioned to weather the storm, lawyers and consultants said.
'One of the buying opportunities of a lifetime': Here's why Wharton professor Jeremy Siegel thinks the coronavirus-driven stock slump is laying the foundation for a massive bounce back
"One very interesting fact — which even surprised me — China is getting its epidemic well under control," professor Siegel said.
Silicon Valley's startups are facing the biggest crisis in a generation. Here's what venture capital investors are telling founders they need to do to survive.
Top Silicon Valley investors have weathered downturns before. They said savvy startups can make it through coronavirus uncertainty, too.
Slack has seen a 'significant spike' in new users from the coronavirus, but says it's too early to tell if it will help its business
Slack is seeing many new users for its free product amid the spike in remote work due to coronavirus, but its true growth comes from deals with large companies.
Silicon Valley's most famous startup training program just scrapped its famous 'Demo Day' founder pitches and will instead make startups submit investor-friendly slides
The slides will be available starting March 16, a full week earlier than planned, after the in-person event was canceled on Friday.
Oracle CEO Safra Catz said it's 'business a usual' as the impact of the coronavirus on the tech giant remains unclear
Oracle CEO Safra Catz said the pandemic's impact on its business is unclear and it's been largely 'business as usual.'
Amazon is recommending all employees around the world work from home, but a lot of them can't actually do so
Amazon is telling all employees globally who can work from home to do so as coronavirus concerns grow.
Tesla just reopened its Shanghai factory. Now it has to deal with what the coronavirus will do to its factories in the US.
The coronavirus outbreak is pummeling the $2 billion sneaker resale market, from supply chain issues to declines in sales
From fewer fakes to a drop in sales in China, here are the top five ways the coronavirus is impacting the sneaker resale market.
Shuttered factories, tangled supply chains, and cratering demand: 8 experts told us how the coronavirus pandemic and oil price war are hitting clean energy
The pandemic has stunted demand for clean energy and stalled production, but overall it's unlikely to alter the course of the energy transition.