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Premium Tech 2020-07-29T12:00:00Z
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The 31 top power players helping CEO Evan Spiegel run Snap

From chief business officer Jeremi Gorman to chief strategy officer Jared Grusd, here's a who's who of Snap's new leadership team.
Premium Tech 2020-07-29T12:00:00Z
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'Moonshot' startups to get a boost from new Apollo fund founded by former Y Combinator president Sam Altman and his 2 brothers

The Altman brothers raised a fund to invest in risky projects that are often overlooked by Silicon Valley's VC ecosystem.
Tech 2020-07-29T11:32:31Z
A man wearing a face mask to protect against the new coronavirus talks on his smartphone as he walks past a Huawei store in Beijing, Wednesday, July 1, 2020. China on Wednesday demanded Washington stop "oppressing Chinese companies" after U.S. regulators declared telecom equipment suppliers Huawei and ZTE to be national security threats. (AP Photo/Mark Schiefelbein)

The UK's Huawei ban risks crippling its ambitions in technology and science

China may pause its billions into innovative UK companies.
Retail 2020-07-29T11:27:42Z

Amazon has started free grocery deliveries to some Prime members in the UK. The boss of British grocer Waitrose called it a 'nuclear' option in the battle for online shopping supremacy.

Free Amazon Fresh deliveries will be available in London and the south-east, but the Prime service will roll out to other cities by Christmas.
Transportation 2020-07-29T10:45:00Z

Boeing wrote a step-by-step guide for starting a new airline. Here's what it wants potential founders — and customers — to know.

The planemaker's StartupBoeing program is a clever way to help potential customers get off the ground.

Russia has been publishing English-language articles to spread COVID-19 disinformation to Americans, US officials said. It could skew the 2020 elections as it did in 2016.

Russia's GRU intelligence unit published 150 articles about the coronavirus pandemic via proxy websites. Many ridiculed the US pandemic response.
Tech 2020-07-29T09:57:00Z

Jeff Bezos' ex-wife MacKenzie has donated $1.7 billion of her wealth since their divorce, and taken a new last name

In a blog post on Tuesday MacKenzie Scott announced she has donated $1.7 billion to 116 organizations.
Tech 2020-07-29T09:37:08Z
Tech 2020-07-29T06:55:25Z

10 things in tech you need to know today

10 things in tech you need to know today.
Premium Tech 2020-07-29T06:30:00Z

Money transfer unicorn TransferWise is now worth $5 billion after some employees and early investors cashed out

"We're very happy to not have to raise every two to three years to keep the business alive."
Tech 2020-07-29T02:46:35Z

Peter Thiel, Trump's biggest supporter in Silicon Valley, is reportedly pumping nearly $1 million into a US Senate race in Kansas as he seeks new allies in Congress

Tech titan Peter Thiel has given up on Trump's campaign while seeking new political allies among other anti-immigration Republicans like Kris Kobach.
Tech 2020-07-29T02:37:47Z

Elon Musk says Tesla doesn't want to crush rivals, and the company is open to licensing its self-driving software and battery technology

Musk's comments came in response to a story about German automakers envious of Tesla's sophisticated electric vehicle technology.
Tech 2020-07-29T02:01:00Z

THE SMART SPEAKER REPORT: Smart speakers could be the fastest-growing digital platform ever — here's how to engage with customers through the devices

This report examines the evolving smart speaker market while breaking down top use cases and reasons why they are or aren't resonating with consumers.
News 2020-07-29T01:42:20Z

Apple CEO Tim Cook releases opening statement ahead of historic congressional antitrust hearing: 'We make no concession on the facts'

Cook will testify alongside CEOs from Amazon, Facebook, and Google as part of an investigation into the companies' influence on the tech industry.
Premium Tech 2020-07-29T00:45:00Z

Sundar Pichai will tell Congress that Google's search and advertising business faces plenty of competition, and that its free products benefit the 'average American.' Read his prepared remarks in full

In his opening remarks, Google CEO Sundar Pichai is set to argue the company's search and advertising business faces plenty of competition.
Tech 2020-07-28T23:59:44Z

Jeff Bezos will tell Congress that Amazon's size is a good thing, and that it faces plenty of competition from rivals like Walmart: 'Just like the world needs small companies, it also needs large ones'

Bezos and the top executives of Apple, Facebook, and Google are set to face Congress Wednesday in a historic examination of the tech industry's power.
Premium Tech 2020-07-28T23:52:37Z

Amazon said it would spend all $4 billion of its Q2 profits on COVID-19 responses. Wall Street still expects a profitable quarter.

Wall Street expects Amazon to report a profitable quarter, backed by strong COVID-driven sales and faster growth in high-margin businesses.
Premium Enterprise 2020-07-28T23:34:14Z

Cybersecurity experts warn that it may take weeks or months after the presidential election for a winner to be decided, thanks to the threats of security issues and litigation around the results

A panel of cybersecurity experts including former White House advisors agreed that results of the 2020 election may take weeks – or longer.
Premium Tech 2020-07-28T23:16:02Z

Apple's iPhone 12 is in a battle with the coronavirus. On Thursday, Apple will give a big clue about who won.

Apple reports its Q3 earnings on Thursday, but analysts are looking ahead to the iPhone 12 launch in the fall as a better indicator of Apple's growth.
Premium Tech 2020-07-28T22:40:00Z

Millions of Americans now find their bank branches closed and their paychecks gone. A new generation of VCs is looking to back financial technology startups that help

Business Insider spoke with 25 young investors who are looking to back startups addressing many of the problems that surfaced in the last 6 months.
Tech 2020-07-28T22:00:00Z

The CEOs of Apple, Google, Facebook, and Amazon are set to testify before Congress in a historic antitrust hearing. Here's what's at stake for each company.

Here's what to expect when the CEOs of Apple, Google, Facebook, and Amazon testify to Congress during Wednesday's big tech antitrust hearing.
Tech 2020-07-28T21:55:06Z

Mark Zuckerberg will tell Congress that Facebook's acquisitions are good for competition, according to a copy of his prepared remarks

Zuckerberg is set to testify before the House Antitrust Subcommittee, which is investigating whether the company engaged in anticompetitive behavior.
Premium Tech 2020-07-28T21:47:00Z

Startups like Instawork, Jitjatjo, and SnapShyft soared as the gig economy took off. Now many staffing apps are facing 'the lowest of the lows' as COVID crushes the businesses they serve

Staffing startups helped businesses find extra hands when times were busy. Now their fortunes rise and fall with those businesses amidst COVID-19.
Premium Tech 2020-07-28T21:42:21Z

Mark Zuckerberg is about to testify before Congress about Facebook and antitrust. Read his full prepared remarks here.

Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg will argue in his opening remarks that regulation of US tech companies would only help China's tech aspirations.
Tech 2020-07-28T21:00:18Z

Tech's biggest companies have been accused of antitrust violations. Here's what 'antitrust' means and how 'trust-busting' laws attempt to keep the biggest firms in US history from growing too powerful.

"Trust" refers to the big oil and railroad firms circa 1900. Antitrust laws were created to keep them in check, and now it may be big tech's turn.
Premium Tech 2020-07-28T20:29:08Z

Google is preparing for an antitrust grilling over its search and ads dominance, and the past few weeks have given its interrogators plenty of ammo. Here are the big things to look out for.

As Google prepares to be questioned by Congress, here are the big things it will be asked about, and the key points to look out for.
Premium Enterprise 2020-07-28T20:19:15Z

Shares of Docusign, Twilio and Zendesk have soared in the COVID-19 crisis -- and they'll likely continue rallying, according to a JMP Securities analyst who has a 'buy' rating to the stocks

Work-from-home stocks are hot, but Docusign, Twilio and Zendesk are poised to rise higher, according to a JMP Securities analyst.
Premium Enterprise 2020-07-28T20:01:57Z

Experts explain the three simple steps that every company can use to cut cloud software costs as economic turbulence leads to shrinking IT budgets

Companies looking to save money during the pandemic should take a closer look at their cloud software spending, experts told Business Insider.
Premium Enterprise 2020-07-28T19:12:47Z

Microsoft paid at least $270 million in stock for telecom software company Metaswitch Networks, filing shows

The acquisition comes just months after Microsoft likely paid more than $1 billion for 5G software company Affirmed Networks.
Tech 2020-07-28T18:48:03Z

New York must pay Uber and Lyft drivers unemployment benefits after an 'inexcusable delay,' a federal judge ruled

The ruling is the latest legal victory for drivers as they seek benefits and labor protections typically guaranteed to traditional employees.
Transportation 2020-07-28T18:42:29Z

Airbus' new eVTOL that aims to usher in an era of flying taxis just took its first public flight – take a look at CityAirbus

Airbus is taking its expertise in aircraft and helicopter manufacturing to the eVTOL field with CityAirbus, which can fly above cities at high speeds.
Reviews 2020-07-28T18:30:00Z

We compared iPhone 11 to iPhone XS to see which is the better upgrade for iPhone owners — and the iPhone 11 is the clear winner

We took a look at the iPhone 11 and iPhone XS to break down the key differences, which phone you should buy, and whether the upgrade is worth it.
Tech 2020-07-28T18:18:46Z

Trump is retweeting complaints of censorship after Facebook, YouTube, and Twitter take down hydroxychloroquine video

Trump has again accused social media companies of censorship after the removal of videos touting hydroxychloroquine as a coronavirus cure.
Opinion 2020-07-28T18:15:00Z

Big Tech has no friends in Washington anymore

The CEOs of the four biggest tech companies — Amazon, Facebook, Google and Apple — are going to testify to a House committee. It won't be pretty.
Tech 2020-07-28T18:11:00Z

What is alt text in WordPress? How to add image descriptions on your web page to improve accessibility and website ranking

Alt text in WordPress is a description you can add to images in web pages to assist blind and visually impaired people using a screen reader.
Premium Media 2020-07-28T17:55:37Z

How a media brand that started on Snapchat is trying to replicate its success on TikTok

Brother, a Snapchat-focused entertainment brand with 24 million fans, told Business Insider that "it's really important" to be on TikTok right now.
Tech 2020-07-28T17:33:21Z

A massive leak of confidential Nintendo information just confirmed a decades-old conspiracy theory involving 'Super Mario 64' and Luigi

After decades of mythic speculation, a major Nintendo leak just confirmed a decades-old suspicion: Luigi is, in fact, in "Super Mario 64."
Premium Finance 2020-07-28T17:32:00Z

WeWork is tapping big brokerage firms to help it fill space it gobbled up in NYC and Los Angeles. It shows how troubled the office market is.

Faced with large vacancies in its sprawling portfolio of office space across the country, WeWork has hired major brokerages to help it fill millions of square feet of space.
Premium Tech 2020-07-28T17:11:00Z

This Silicon Valley pharmacy raised $39 million in three separate rounds with the same bare-bones pitch deck

Truepill's founders went about the fundraising process very differently than many Silicon Valley entrepreneurs.
Media 2020-07-28T17:07:39Z

Netflix took back the Emmy nominations crown from HBO, but didn't have the most nominated show

Netflix nabbed 160 Emmy nominations, the most of any network or streamer, but HBO's "Watchmen" leads other shows in nods.
Tech 2020-07-28T17:04:00Z

Read the pitch deck that Uber founder Garrett Camp created for the ride-hailing giant back in 2008 – before the company became the $120 billion giant it is today

Here's the the pitch deck Uber founder Garrett Camp created for the ride-hailing giant back in 2008 – before it became a $120 billion company.
Transportation 2020-07-28T17:00:00Z

Take a virtual ride inside SpaceShipTwo, the Virgin Galactic rocket ship designed to fly passengers on the $250,000 trip of their lives

Virgin Galactic built a virtual-reality tour to give a taste of what it's like to ride aboard SpaceShipTwo, a six-seat rocket for space tourists.
Tech 2020-07-28T16:56:00Z

How to put blank spaces in Instagram captions to format and organize the text of your posts

There are several ways to put blank spaces and line breaks into an Instagram post, both in the app itself and with other apps.
Premium Media 2020-07-28T16:52:00Z

How to create Instagram Stories with high engagement and reach, according to an influencer coach and an analytics company

Instagram Stories are allowing creators and brands to increase engagement and reach. Here are a few recent trends, explained by an influencer coach.
Tech 2020-07-28T16:40:00Z

What is Google Drive? A guide to navigating Google's file storage service and collaboration tools

Google Drive is a cloud-based storage solution that allows you to save files online and access them anywhere from any smartphone, tablet, or computer.
Premium Enterprise 2020-07-28T16:29:37Z

Here's the pitch deck AI company Conexiom used to raise $40 million from Mark Zuckerberg's money manager ICONIQ to help businesses automate their sales and invoice processes

Conexiom's AI platform helps automate the processing of sales orders and invoices, which has become an even bigger need due to the pandemic.
Tech 2020-07-28T16:20:51Z

Dog-like Boston Dynamics robots Fluffy and Spot will start working in a Ford plant in August — meet the pair

Boston Dynamics' four-legged robots became available for US companies to buy in June for $75,000, and Ford is one of the biggest yet.
Strategy 2020-07-28T16:17:00Z

The 25 questions Scott Galloway would ask the CEOs of Apple, Amazon, Facebook, and Google when they testify before Congress

The NYU professor says he'd question Jeff Bezos on Amazon's Washington lobbyists, and Tim Cook on Apple's control of the "app economy."
Premium Finance 2020-07-28T16:15:47Z

How top law firm Mintz is using AI to help reduce costs for clients and alleviate work for associates

Managing director John Koss offers insight into Mintz Levin's new e-data consulting group, which uses AI to streamline casework across practices.
Tech 2020-07-28T16:01:48Z

Bill Gates says tech execs about to get grilled in front of Congress remind him of his own trip in front of legislators: 'I wish them well'

Ahead of Wednesday's blockbuster tech antitrust hearing, Bill Gates reflected on his own 1998 congressional hearing.
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