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The aggressive launch strategy for Jio's new video-conferencing platform will make it difficult for Zoom to compete

This story was delivered to Insider Intelligence Connectivity & Tech Briefing subscribers earlier this morning. Insider Intelligence publishes hundreds of insights, charts, and forecasts on the Connectivity & Tech industry with the Connectivity & Tech Briefing. You can learn more about subscribing here. Late last week, Indian telecom giant Jio launched a beta version of JioMeet, a video-conferencing platform that offers much of the same functionality as Zoom, the most popular video-conferencin...
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Sheryl Sandberg says Facebook is taking action on civil rights not because of advertiser boycotts, 'but because it is the right thing to do' (FB)

Facebook COO Sheryl Sandberg said the company is making changes to better address hate speech on the platform.  Those changes, Sandberg wrote on Facebook, are being made "not for financial reasons or advertiser pressure, but because it is the right thing to do."  Sandberg and CEO Mark Zuckerberg are meeting with civil rights leaders on Tuesday. The following day, Facebook plans to publish the findings from a two-year independent civil rights audit. Facebook's diversity and inclusion report wil...
Tags: Facebook, Mark Zuckerberg, Minneapolis, Trends, Ford, Starbucks, Pepsico, Naacp, Donald Trump, Sheryl Sandberg, Zuckerberg, Sandberg, Facebook COO, Information Facebook, Facebook Zuckerberg, Trump In

Tim Cook, Mark Zuckerberg, Jeff Bezos, and Sundar Pichai are set to appear before Congress on July 27 in an antitrust hearing

Apple CEO Tim Cook, Amazon CEO Jeff Bezos, Alphabet CEO Sundar Pichai, and Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg will appear before the US House of Representatives on July 27. The hearing is part of the House Judiciary Antitrust Subcommittee's investigation into the dominance of large tech firms. The tech executives will be allowed to appear virtually for the hearing. The four big tech companies are also facing probes from the US Justice Department. Visit Business Insider's homepage for more stories. ...
Tags: Apple, Google, Amazon, Facebook, Mark Zuckerberg, Congress, Washington, US, Trends, Bloomberg, House, House Of Representatives, Tim Cook, Jeff Bezos, Sundar Pichai, Federal Trade Commission

Apple is 'assessing' human rights impact of Hong Kong's new national security law, but has not paused data requests from local police

On Monday, Facebook, Google, and Twitter suspended data requests from Hong Kong police. It follows China unilaterally passing a sweeping new national security law in the semi-autonomous city. Apple said it is "assessing" the impact of the law on human rights, but stopped short of promising to pause data-processing requests from local authorities. An Apple spokesperson told Bloomberg that it was up to the US Department of Justice to block requests that might infringe on human rights, under Mutu...
Tags: Apple, Facebook, Twitter, Hong Kong, China, US, Trends, Bloomberg, United States, Tim Cook, US Department of Justice, Google Facebook, Apple Apple, Facebook Google, US China, China Google

What is a cache? A complete guide to caches and their important uses on your computer, phone, and other devices

A cache is a special storage space for temporary files that makes a device, browser, or app run faster and more efficiently.  After opening an app or website for the first time, a cache stashes files, images, and other pertinent data on your device. Cached data is used to quickly load an app or website for every subsequent visit. Visit Business Insider's Tech Reference library for more stories. If you've ever troubleshooted something on your computer or cleaned up your browsing history, you'v...
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Here's how big tech companies like Facebook, Google, and TikTok are reacting to Hong Kong's harsh new national security law

Last week, China unilaterally passed an overarching new national security law in Hong Kong that experts say further erodes the semi-autonomous city's waning freedoms. The legislation criminalizes what it deems secession, subversion, terrorism, and collusion with a foreign country. Those charged with the most severe offenses — like undermining the Chinese government — face a maximum penalty of life in prison. On Monday, several major tech companies including Facebook, Twitter, Google, LinkedIn,...
Tags: Apple, Google, Facebook, Twitter, Hong Kong, Microsoft, China, US, Trends, Bloomberg, Beijing, United States, Chinese communist party, Business Insider, Zoom, Trump

10 things in tech you need to know today

Good morning! This is the tech news you need to know this Tuesday. Uber confirmed it will buy smaller food delivery firm Postmates in a $2.65 billion all-stock deal. Food delivery has come front and center for Uber since March, when a near complete drop-off in global travel decimated its core taxi business.  Facebook, Google, and Twitter have all suspended complying with Hong Kong police requests for user data thanks to a new Chinese national security law. Hong Kong citizens previously had fre...
Tags: Facebook, Hong Kong, China, Disney, US, Trends, Tesla, Nintendo, Fox News, Hamilton, Alexa, State, Facebook Google, Tesla CEO Elon Musk, Pompeo, Mike Pompeo

Influencer-tech startup ChannelMeter is launching an app that lets YouTubers get paid early — and it's not the only fintech going after creators

Startups are eyeing social-media stars as potential customers for financial services products as the influencer industry continues to grow.  Last month, the fintech startup Karat introduced a custom charge card for influencers, looking at a creator's social metrics, like follower count and engagement rates, rather than their FICO score to assess whether they qualify for its card. This week, the influencer-tech company ChannelMeter is launching a cash payment app for YouTubers with the goal of ...
Tags: Google, Facebook, Youtube, Trends, Fintech, Lee, Karat, YouTube Instagram, Eugene Lee, Eric Wei, IGTV, Tiktok, YouTube TikTok, YouTube Facebook TikTok, Startup Jellysmack, Will Kim

Rahul Narang's tech fund has beaten peers for 2 years running by focusing on stocks others won't touch. He breaks down his 3-part approach to finding winners — and shares 4 of his favorite bets right now. (CMTFX, AAPL, AMZN, AVGO, MU, TSM)

Rahul Narang runs one of the best-performing tech funds over the last five years, the Columbia Global Technology Growth Fund. His strategy has been to focus on the two ends of the tech market — the most and least expensive stocks; over time, both have performed better than those in the middle, he told Business Insider. Narang's fund is built around three big components: companies with so-called moats; underappreciated, value stocks; and those that are capitalizing on the big themes in tech. In...
Tags: Apple, Amazon, Facebook, Microsoft, Samsung, Trends, Salesforce, Broadcom, Micron, Business Insider, Morningstar, Putnam, Troy Wolverton, Ali Khan, Taiwan Semiconductor Manufacturing, Narang

Di Yao has outperformed 93% of his competitors by picking unknown stocks or big names the market doesn't understand. He details 3 of his favorite bets. (MSFT, SE, AMAT, PGTYX)

Putnam's Global Technology Fund has outperformed nearly all of its peers over the last five years. Di Yao, the fund's co-manager, said he and his partner have focused on companies that the market either doesn't understand or with which it's not familiar.  They've found some of their best bets overseas and among smaller companies in the US; but they've also placed some winning bets on some of the tech giants. Yao told Business Insider about 3 stocks he particularly likes in his portfolio — Micr...
Tags: Apple, Amazon, Facebook, Microsoft, China, Southeast Asia, US, Trends, Bloomberg, Intel, Taiwan, Sea, Alibaba, Tencent, Salesforce, Amazon Web Services

The new Toyota Supra now comes with 2 different engine choices, and I drove them both. See why they're very different sports cars.

Last year, Toyota brought back the legendary Supra. For the 2021 model year, it updated the launch edition of the two-door, which shares a lot of DNA with the BMW Z4. I tested the new GR Supra 3.0 and Supra 2.0. The Supra 3.0 has a 3.0-liter 382-horsepower inline six-cylinder engine; the 2.0 has a 2.0-liter inline four, making 255 horsepower. Both versions of the new Supra are compelling, with the 3.0 offering more straight-ahead velocity and the 2.0 providing a lighter, dartier vibe. Visit Bu...
Tags: Facebook, US, Trends, Toyota, Michelin, Bmw, Supra, Toyota Supra, Supe, GR Supra, Toyota GR Supra, Nobuo Nakamura, The Supra, Supra GR

WhatsApp will halt processing of Hong Kong police requests for user data

China's National Security Law has raised concerns of privacy abuse
Tags: Facebook, Hong Kong, News, China, Trends, Social Media, Whatsapp

WhatsApp won’t process Hong Kong police requests for user data

China's National Security Law has raised concerns of privacy abuse
Tags: Facebook, Hong Kong, News, China, Trends, Social Media, Whatsapp

Facebook will 'pause' handing over Hong Kong users' data to the government, citing human rights concerns with China's new National Security Law (FB)

Facebook is temporarily suspending the process by which it hands over users' data to the government in Hong Kong following China's move to enforce a new national security law in the city, a spokesperson said. WhatsApp, the messaging app owned by Facebook, is also pausing the review of government requests for user data in Hong Kong. Hong Kong citizens previously had free access to the internet, but China just imposed a new law in the city that grants the government more leeway to monitor and cr...
Tags: Facebook, Hong Kong, China, Trends, HONG KONG Hong Kong

4 Ways AI Can Improve Remote Business During a Pandemic

COVID-19 is affecting businesses across the planet. It is causing many to accept the “new normal” of operating their business remotely. Many business functions are being improved thanks to AI solutions. But how exactly can AI improve remote business functions, especially during a pandemic? AI is able to help business owners keep up with supply and demand. It also is great at performing back office tasks, verifying documents and identity, and even providing medical support. These are simply four ...
Tags: Facebook, Business, Technology, Right Now, Brooke, Brooke Chaplan, Los Lunas New Mexico

Best Apps to Stay Focused

The key to hitting targets and achieving goals every day is to maximize your productivity, but there are so many distractions these days that this becomes increasingly hard to do. With so much coverage of events around the world each day and the constant drip-feed of content via social media interrupting our work, we all need a little help to stay focused and working on one task at a time. We would all like to increase our productivity at work or elsewhere during the day, especially amidst all ...
Tags: Firefox, Facebook, Sales, Vivaldi, Rescuetime, Todoist Todoist, Product Lists, Leechblock, Chrome Firefox Microsoft, Focus Spa UpTempo Alpha Chill and Baroque Piano, Focus Apps Work, Focus Apps

Prominent DTC brands including Casper, Glossier, Harry's, and Smile Direct Club are continuing to pump money into Facebook and Instagram despite the ad boycott

Many direct-to-consumer upstarts have steered clear of joining the boycott called for by civil rights and other groups to protest hate speech on Facebook amid nationwide protests over racial injustice. As of July 2, prominent DTC brands including Bark & Co., Casper, Daily Harvest, Freshly, Glossier, Harry's, and Stitch Fix were all still actively running ads across Facebook and Instagram in the US. The economic downturn has made it hard for DTC companies to abandon Facebook since it's one of t...
Tags: Facebook, Mark Zuckerberg, Instagram, US, Trends, Deutsche Bank, Mailchimp, Birchbox, Zuckerberg, Google Pinterest, Mike Duda, Sleeping Giants, UNTUCKit, Smile Direct Club, Matt Rivitz, George Floyd

Ford isn't just bringing back the legendary Bronco — it's making it into a dedicated off-roading brand (F)

Prior to next week's reveal of the all-new Ford Bronco, the carmaker announced the that the SUV would return as a brand, with a family of vehicles. The new Bronco will arrive as a two-door, four-door, and Sport model. Ford is also launching a series of off-road adventures for Bronco owners and an online community. The Bronco brand follows the launch of the Mustang Mach-E last year — the first expansion of the Mustang brand in Ford's history. Visit Business Insider's homepage for more stories. ...
Tags: Facebook, Mexico, Disney, US, Trends, Ferrari, Ford, Detroit, Broncos, Ford Bronco, Bronco, Galhotra, Mustang Mach, Bronco SUV Ford, Bronco Sport, Roadeos

The Guardian view on Facebook and democracy: real and present danger

The Guardian view on Facebook and democracy: real and present danger. Political advertising is banned from being broadcast on television or radio. Unless Facebook changes, it may be time to extend this prohibition to social media
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How the cheapest Tesla Model 3 at $40,000 matches up against a loaded $45,000 Nissan Leaf. (TSLA)

I've driven the Tesla Model 3 in several different versions. I've also sampled an updated version of the Nissan Leaf. The Leaf has been in the electric-vehicle market for longer, but the Model 3 is among the best cars I've ever driven.  Last year, I tested a new, longer-range version of the Leaf: the Leaf SL Plus.  You can buy the Model 3 and the Leaf Plus for around $40,000 (the mid-range Leaf SV Plus starts at $39,750). The Tesla Model 3 is better, but the Leaf Plus has a lot going for it. V...
Tags: Facebook, California, US, Trends, Tesla, Paris, Jaguar, Epa, Electric, Audi, Nissan, US Department of Transportation, Tesla Model, Franz von Holzhausen, Nissan Leaf TSLA, Leaf s Light Gray interior

VCs says that these 24 companies are the top cloud infrastructure startups in a market dominated by Amazon, Microsoft, and Google (MSFT, AMZN, GOOG)

Business Insider asked venture capitalists — including from firms like Andreessen Horowitz and Kleiner Perkins— to name the top cloud infrastructure startups they expect to boom this year.  The VCs recommended 24 startups, from well-known companies like $12.4 billion Snowflake to lesser known up-and-comers. Find their choices below, as well as what each company does, and how much funding it's raised.  Visit Business Insider's homepage for more stories. The shift to remote work has created a s...
Tags: Apple, Google, Amazon, Facebook, Microsoft, Okta, Trends, Deloitte, Andreessen Horowitz, Api, Snowflake, HashiCorp, Devops, Amazon Web Services, EMC, Kleiner Perkins

We're at the halfway point of 2020, now see all the coolest car interiors I've tested so far this year — from Ferraris to Lamborghinis to Porsches and more

Since the beginning of 2020, I've driven a wide range of vehicles, from luxury brands such as Mercedes-Benz and supercar-makers like Ferrari and Lamborghini. But I've also driven some great mass-market cars and SUVs. This has given me the chance to sample a bunch of interiors. Halfway through the year, here's a rundown of my favorites, with some of the coolest features from each. Visit Business Insider's homepage for more stories. The exterior is what often gets much of the press when it come...
Tags: Facebook, US, Trends, Gm, Bmw, Mercedes, Kia, Aston Martin, Telluride, Amg, Chevy Bolt, Mercedes Benz, ALFA, Merc, Mercedes AMG, Buick Encore

Tesla has surpassed Toyota to become more valuable than the Japanese carmaker, but Tesla isn't actually worth more. (TSLA)

Tesla surpassed Toyota in market capitalization last week, making the electric-car company the world's most financially valuable automaker. Tesla had already surpassed General Motors, Ford, and Fiat Chrysler to become the most valuable carmaker in the US. But is Tesla really worth more than Toyota? Of course not. Toyota has been extremely valuable for decades, while Tesla has only recently been deemed exceptionally valuable by investors. Tesla must remain valuable for decades to genuinely surp...
Tags: Facebook, Japan, Elon Musk, US, Trends, Tesla, Fca, TSLA, Toyota, Fiat Chrysler, Akio Toyoda, Ford General Motors, General Motors Ford, INSTITUTIONAL OWNERSHIP Tesla CEO Elon Musk, SEGMENTATION Tesla

Trump, Biden fight for primacy on Facebook, Twitter and other social media platforms

WASHINGTON (AP) — On an average day, President Donald Trump sends about 14 posts to the 28 million Facebook followers of his campaign account. His Democratic rival, Joe Biden, delivers about half that many posts to an audience of... [Author: [email protected]]
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Learn the Ins and Outs of Virtual Teams and Hiring Remote Workers

By now, everybody has discovered the benefits of working virtually. But did you know that hiring an outsourced contractor is different from hiring an employee? Join us live on Facebook on Tuesday, July 7, 2020, at 1 p.m. ET to learn where and how to find remote workers to build the right team, dos and don’ts for interviewing remote workers, how to manage people you’ve never met in person and much more. BONUS: Send us your best hack for working with a virtual team and we just might invite you to...
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Elon Musk denies Jeffrey Epstein toured SpaceX facilities

Elon Musk on Saturday denied that the late convicted sex offender and multimillionaire Jeffrey Epstein was given a tour of a SpaceX facility.  A photo showed Musk with Ghislaine Maxwell, Epstein's alleged co-conspirator who was arrested on Thursday, raising questions about his relationship to Musk.  In a statement to Vanity Fair last year, Musk distanced himself from Epstein, who he said was "obviously a creep."   Visit Business Insider's homepage for more stories. Elon Musk refuted rumors S...
Tags: Facebook, Mark Zuckerberg, Spacex, Elon Musk, London, Trends, Tesla, Yale, Bill Clinton, Maxwell, Manhattan, Donald Trump, Vanity Fair, Musk, Business Insider, Elon

These Yale students built an app that makes it super simple for people to communicate with incarcerated loved ones for free

In March, a startup called Ameelio launched an app that helps people communicate with incarcerated loved ones for free. Usually, phone calls or text messages to incarcerated people can be expensive, and it can be difficult to find the correct address for mailing a letter. Ameelio allows people to locate an address, upload a letter, and send it for free. Ameelio has over 5,200 users and has sent over 21,000 letters so far. Visit Business Insider's homepage for more stories. It can be expensive...
Tags: Google, Facebook, US, Trends, Yale, Connecticut, Mozilla, Brazil, University of Cambridge, Sundar Pichai, Gray, Emma Gray, Yale Law School, Holberton School, Saruhashi, Ameelio

Rahul Narang's tech fund has gotten top marks for risk-adjusted returns for 2 years running. He's done it in part by focusing on stocks that other investors won't touch. (CMTFX, AAPL, AMZN, AVGO, MU, TSM)

Rahul Narang runs one of the best-performing tech funds over the last five years, the Columbia Global Technology Growth Fund. His strategy has been to focus on the two ends of the tech market — the most and least expensive stocks; over time, both have performed better than those in the middle, he told Business Insider. Narang's fund is built around three big components: companies with so-called moats; underappreciated, value stocks; and those that are capitalizing on the big themes in tech. In...
Tags: Apple, Amazon, Facebook, Microsoft, Samsung, Trends, Salesforce, Broadcom, Micron, Business Insider, Morningstar, Putnam, Troy Wolverton, Ali Khan, Taiwan Semiconductor Manufacturing, Narang

The $397,000 Ferrari F8 Spider is a majestic summary of everything great that the Italian carmaker can do (RACE)

I tested a $396,994 Ferrari F8 Spider, the convertible version of Ferrari's extremely powerful F8 Tributo supercar. The F8 Spider rocks a 710-horsepower, twin-turbocharged V8. The engine comes from the track-oriented 488 Pista. It's the most powerful motor Ferrari has ever dropped into a mid-engine production car. Despite mountain-moving power and blistering speed, I found the F8 Spider to be oddly soothing to drive. It's almost too good for it's own good. Visit Business Insider's homepage for...
Tags: Facebook, US, Trends, Cruise, Ferrari, Connecticut, New Jersey, East Coast, Long Island, Jersey, Atlantic Ocean, Enzo Ferrari, Ferrari Enzo, IMSA, Hiroshi Sugimoto, Lime Rock Park

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