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Complaints of loud TV commercials are growing, and now the FCC wants your help to turn down the volume

Samantha Lee/Insider Consumer complaints about loud TV ads are on the rise, according to Insider's analysis. Now, the FCC is seeking public comment on how to enforce its rules for broadcast and cable services. "I urge everyone who is annoyed to submit their complaints," said Rep. Anna Eshoo, who wrote the law. See more stories on Insider's business page. It's not just you. TV commercials are too loud, according to a growing number of complaints.More people are complaining t...
Tags: Tech Insider, Entertainment, Media, Advertising, News, INSIDER Data, BI Graphics, Samantha Lee


YouTube says it has demonetized James Charles' channel temporarily amid allegations that he sexted minors

James Charles / YouTube James Charles' channel has been demonetized, YouTube confirmed. YouTube told Insider Charles had been "temporarily removed" from the Partner Program. The move came in the wake of more than 15 sexual-misconduct accusations from men and boys. See more stories on Insider's business page. YouTube has temporarily removed one of its most popular creators from its Partner Program, restricting the makeup YouTuber James Charles' ability to make money from the pl...
Tags: Tech Insider, Life, News, Creators, Media, Advertising, James Charles, Sexting, Sexual Harassment Allegations, YouTubers, YouTube, Digital Culture


YouTube has demonetized James Charles temporarily amid allegations that he sexted minors

James Charles / YouTube James Charles has been demonetized, YouTube confirmed. YouTube told Insider that Charles has been "temporarily removed" from the Partner Program. The move follows more than 15 sexual misconduct accusations from men and boys. See more stories on Insider's business page. YouTube has temporarily removed one of its most popular creators from its Partner Program, restricting makeup YouTuber James Charles' ability to make money from the platform. In a statement t...
Tags: Tech Insider, Life, News, Creators, Media, Advertising, James Charles, Sexting, Sexual Harassment Allegations, YouTubers, YouTube, Digital Culture


Apple will welcome Parler, the Twitter alternative favored by conservatives, back on its app store

Pro-Trump supporters storm the U.S. Capitol following a rally with President Donald Trump on January 6, 2021 in Washington, DC. Samuel Corum/Getty Images Apple will allow Parler back on its app store after the app changed its moderation policies. It was banned from app stores due to faulty content reviewing processes after the Capitol siege. Parler is favored among the right and is billed as a Twitter alternative committed to free speech. See more stories on Insider's business page. Ap...
Tags: Apple, Facebook, Apps, Twitter, Utah, Politics, News, Congress, Colorado, US, Trends, Social Media, Washington Dc, House, Silicon Valley, Donald Trump


Nicholas Bloom is America's best work-from-home expert. He says the remote work revolution is 'only halfway through.'

Hello! Welcome to this weekly roundup of stories from Insider's Business co-Editor in Chief Matt Turner. Subscribe here to get this newsletter in your inbox every Sunday.What we're going over today: America's best work-from-home expert is bracing for turmoil.We spoke with 21 of Matt Gaetz's high-school classmates. Some say they could have predicted the congressman's sex scandal.Some Lululemon retail employees say there is an environment of "toxic positivity," where workers fe...
Tags: Google, Amazon, Florida, UK, New York, Microsoft, Finance, Stanford, White House, Boston, Advertising, US, America, Trends, Strategy, Remote Work


Twitter is partly down, with some users saying they're unable to log into the site

Sattalat phukkum/Shutterstock Some Twitter users reported being unable to log into the site on Saturday morning. See more stories on Insider's business page. Twitter appeared to be partly down Saturday, with some users unable to log into the site.Twitter also had problems on Friday night across the East Coast of the US. It tweeted at the time that people may have problem loading the site, and that it was "working on fixing a problem."-Twitter Support (@TwitterSupport) April 17, 2021 ...
Tags: Twitter, News, US, Trends, Social Media, Tech, East Coast, Outage, Tech Insider, Grace Dean, Weekend BI UK, Downdector, Twitter Grace Dean Twitter


Mike Lindell's social-media site Frank was supposed to launch for VIP access on Thursday night. It still hasn't.

Mike Lindell. Stephen Maturen/Getty Images The VIP launch date for Mike Lindell's social-media site Frank has been pushed back to Sunday. Unhappy fans turned to Telegram to complain about the lack of communication. Lindell, a staunch Trump ally, says the site would celebrate free speech but ban swearing. See more stories on Insider's business page. Fans trying to access MyPillow CEO Mike Lindell's social-media platform Frank for its VIP launch Thursday night have been left disa...
Tags: Youtube, Trends, Social Media, Tech, Retail, Donald Trump, Trump, Frank, Lindell, Newsweek, YouTube Twitter, Tech Insider, Mike Lindell, MyPillow, Zachary Petrizzo, Grace Dean


Mark Zuckerberg is being pressured to abandon plans for an Instagram for children. Advocacy groups worry about endless scrolling and body-image shaming.

happydancing/Shutterstock happydancing/Shutterstock Dozens of advocacy groups urged Facebook to drop plans for an Instagram for kids under 13. They said the platform isn't a solution to preventing children from using Instagram. Facebook has said it would be a parent-controlled experience allowing kids to keep up with friends. See more stories on Insider's business page. Children's advocacy groups are begging Facebook chief Mark Zuckerberg to abandon plans for an Instagram for c...
Tags: Facebook, Mark Zuckerberg, News, Instagram, US, Trends, Social Media, Youtube Kids, Zuckerberg, Insider, Google Facebook, Instagram Facebook, Pavni Diwanji, Tech Insider, Natasha Dailey


Chrissy Teigen is back on Twitter, proving how difficult it is to quit the platform

Chrissy Teigen. Nathan Congleton/NBC/NBCU Photo Bank via Getty Images Chrissy Teigen rejoined Twitter on Friday after a three-week hiatus. She's among several celebrities and moguls who have publicly quit and returned to the platform. Research shows that these apps become addicting because they create feelings of "social well-being." See more stories on Insider's business page. Chrissy Teigen has logged back on. The model, TV personality, and cookbook author tweeted on Friday that...
Tags: Google, Twitter, Senate, Trends, Social Media, Analysis, Kanye West, Harvard, John, Ashton Kutcher, Chrissy Teigen, Jack Dorsey, Donald Trump, Alec Baldwin, Dorsey, Lizzo


A new platform is helping influencers create their own product lines

Ronak Trivedi. Hi, this is Amanda Perelli and welcome back to Insider Influencers, our weekly rundown on the business of influencers, creators, and social-media platforms. Sign up for the newsletter here.In this week's edition:A new startup is helping influencers create and sell productsThe exact media kit a TikTok influencer house uses to land brand dealsHow TikTok is shaping beauty and skincare brand trendsA look inside the influencer council of fintech giant KlarnaAnd more includ...
Tags: Media, Instagram, Youtube, Advertising, US, Newsletter, Trends, House, Sydney, Andreessen Horowitz, Charles, Puma, Asa, Baker, Klarna, Youtuber


A Twitch streamer ended his 31-day livestream by breaking the record for the most-subscribed-to personality on the platform

The exact moment on Ludwig's stream when he broke the record Twitch/Ludwig Ludwig Ahgren broke the record for most subscribed to channel on Twitch, with over 269,000 subs. The streamer broadcasted his daily life 24/7 for the past 31 days, becoming an internet sensation. Tyler "Ninja" Blevins, the star dethroned by Ahgren, tweeted "records are meant to be broken." See more stories on Insider's business page. Ludwig Ahgren, who goes by his first name on Twitch, is now the most subscr...
Tags: Media, Advertising, Los Angeles, Trends, Creators, Super Smash Bros, Twitch, Humane Society, Arizona State University, Ny Times, St Jude, Ludwig, Blevins, Digital Culture, Tech Insider, Jeremy Wang


Instagram reveals mixed results from its experiment hiding 'likes,' and will now test letting users decide whether to keep them

Instagram. Thomas Trutschel/Photothek via Getty Images Instagram is testing the option to allow users to either see or hide "likes." Users can decide if they want to remove all likes, hide likes on their own posts, or make no change. Instagram began testing the removal of likes in 2019 and accidentally rolled this feature out again in March. See more stories on Insider's business page. Instagram is now testing the option to allow users to decide if they want to see or hide "likes." So...
Tags: Facebook, Japan, News, Instagram, Trends, Social Media, Likes, Influencers, Facebook Instagram, Instagram Facebook, Canada Australia, Tech Insider, Thomas Trutschel Photothek, Getty Images Instagram, Brittany Chang, Like count


Facebook is under investigation in the EU for its massive leak of 533 million people's data - and it could face a fine in the billions

Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg appears before a House Financial Services Committee hearing on Capitol Hill in Washington, Wednesday, Oct. 23, 2019. Andrew Harnik/AP A European regulator announced that it's investigating Facebook over a leak of 533 million people's data. Ireland's Data Protection Commission will probe whether Facebook broke EU privacy laws. Facebook could face a fine of up to 4% of its $86 billion global revenue if found responsible. See more stories on Insider...
Tags: Facebook, Mark Zuckerberg, Europe, News, Enterprise, Privacy, Washington, Advertising, Trends, Eu, European Union, Ireland, Capitol Hill, Gdpr, House Financial Services Committee, DPC


Mike Lindell has launched VIP access to his social-media site Frank, which he says will bar swearing, porn, and death threats

MyPillow CEO Mike Lindell. Stephen Maturen/Getty Images Mike Lindell's platform Frank is set to go live on Monday but VIPs can get access from Thursday. Lindell said he'd spent millions of dollars on the site's security, including its own servers. He described the site as a cross between YouTube and Twitter - but some content will be off-limits. See more stories on Insider's business page. You can now sign up for VIP access to Frank, the social-media site being launched by ...
Tags: Apple, Google, Amazon, Youtube, Trends, Social Media, Retail, Donald Trump, Trump, Frank, Lindell, Newsweek, YouTube Twitter, Tech Insider, Mike Lindell, MyPillow


The iconic 'Leave Britney Alone' YouTube video by Chris Crocker sold as an NFT for over $41,000

Chris Crocker in the "Leave Britney Alone" video madringking1119/YouTube Chris Crocker, the creator of the iconic "Leave Britney Alone" viral video, sold it as an NFT. The auction ended Monday night and the NFT sold for 18.69 ETH, equating to over $41,000. Crocker told Insider they would use the money to care for their grandma and fund their transition. See more stories on Insider's business page. Chris Crocker, the creator of the iconic "Leave Britney Alone" viral video, auctioned off...
Tags: Media, Entertainment, Advertising, Trends, Creators, Britney Spears, ETH, NFT, Crocker, Spears, Bristol Tennessee, Chris Crocker, Tech Insider, Britney Alone, Moises Mendez, NFT art


Spotify quietly removed over 40 episodes of the Joe Rogan Experience podcast, report says

Syfy/Getty Images Over 40 episodes of the Joe Rogan Experience podcast have been removed from Spotify. Episodes removed included far-right activists Alex Jones, Milo Yiannopoulos, and Gavin Mcinnes. "There were a few episodes they didn't want on their platform," Rogan said of Spotify in February. See more stories on Insider's business page. Spotify appears to be removing controversial episodes of its wildly popular Joe Rogan Experience podcast from its service.According to a repor...
Tags: Spotify, News, Media, Entertainment, Advertising, Trends, Portland, Kardashian, MMA, Caitlyn Jenner, Alex Jones, Milo Yiannopoulos, Joe Rogan, Rogan, David Seaman, Gavin McInnes


The ultimate guide to Amazon's advertising business, which is $21 billion and growing

Alex Wong/Getty Images; Samantha Lee/Business Insider Amazon's e-commerce dominance is quickly expanding to advertising.The pandemic has drastically cut ad budgets as marketers reign back their spending, but e-commerce advertising is booming as people shop more from home - with Amazon leading the pack.EMarketer said Amazon claimed 10.3% of the US digital ad market in 2020, up from 7.8% in 2019 - competing with Google and Facebook for ad budgets. That growth has attracted Walmart, Ins...
Tags: Google, Amazon, Facebook, Media, Advertising, US, Careers, Trends, Strategy, Walgreens, Netflix, Retail, Roku, Hulu, Amazon Web Services, Alexa


MyPillow CEO Mike Lindell's social-media site Frank is now set to launch on April 20

MyPillow CEO Mike Lindell Stephen Maturen/Getty Images Frank, the social-media site developed by MyPillow CEO Mike Lindell, is set to launch next week. The site, which has the tagline "the voice of free speech," is currently a static webpage. Lindell said that he'd use the site to share evidence of his thoroughly-debunked voter-fraud theory. See more stories on Insider's business page. MyPillow CEO Mike Lindell has said that his social-media site Frank is launching on April 20 afte...
Tags: Politics, News, Youtube, America, Trends, Social Media, Retail, Trump, Frank, Lindell, Eric Metaxas, Tech Insider, Mike Lindell, Metaxas, MyPillow, Constitutional Republic


Scraped personal data of 1.3 million Clubhouse users has reportedly leaked online

Jakub Porzycki/NurPhoto via Getty Images Over a million Clubhouse users have had their personal data leaked for free, Cyber News reported. The social media app, popular for its audio community, is the latest to have user records posted in a hacker forum. LinkedIn and Facebook user data has also been exposed online within the past week. See more stories on Insider's business page. The personal data of 1.3 million Clubhouse users has leaked online on a popular hacker forum, according to...
Tags: Facebook, Apps, News, Trends, Social Media, Linkedin, Data Breach, Clubhouse, Paul Prudhomme, Tech Insider, IntSights, Katie Canales, Aaron Holmes, Jakub Porzycki NurPhoto, Cyber News


Personal data of 1.3 million Clubhouse users has reportedly leaked online days after LinkedIn and Facebook also suffered data breaches

Jakub Porzycki/NurPhoto via Getty Images Over a million Clubhouse users have had their personal data leaked online. The social media app, popular for its audio community, is only the latest to suffer a data breach. LinkedIn and Facebook user data has also been exposed online within the past week. See more stories on Insider's business page. The personal data of 1.3 million Clubhouse users has leaked online on a popular hacker forum, according to a Saturday report from Cyber News.The l...
Tags: Facebook, Apps, News, Trends, Social Media, Linkedin, Data Breach, Clubhouse, Paul Prudhomme, Tech Insider, IntSights, Katie Canales, Aaron Holmes, Jakub Porzycki NurPhoto


Salesforce invests $40 million in text-marketing startup Community

Noam Galai/Contributor/Getty Images Salesforce is investing $40 million in a text-marketing startup called Community. Community, which started as a tool for celebrities to message fans, is now pitching to businesses. See more stories on Insider's business page. Salesforce is investing $40 million in the text-marketing startup, Community, the Wall Street Journal reported. The new funding, which comes through the company's investment division, Salesforce Ventures, brings Community&#...
Tags: Media, Advertising, Trends, Community, Jennifer Lopez, Salesforce, Ashton Kutcher, Wall Street Journal, Mailchimp, Salesforce Ventures, Weissman, Tech Insider, Noam Galai, Rosenheck, Joshua Weissman, Dan Whateley


Trump's plan to start his own social media platform is doomed to failure, say experts

Business Insider Donald Trump's new social media network is likely to struggle. Getty Trump's plan to start a new social media network is highly unlikely to succeed, experts have told Insider. The former president is reportedly planning a new platform to recover the audience he lost after being kicked off Twitter. But Trump will struggle, experts believe, with any new platform likely to struggle financially. See more stories on Insider's business page. Donald Trump&#...
Tags: Facebook, Twitter, Politics, White House, Trends, Social Media, Analysis, Gop, Republican Party, Donald Trump, Miller, Trump, Peter, Twitter Facebook Instagram, Harvard Business School, Jason Miller


Facebook, eBay, and other online marketplaces are working to clamp down on sales of doctored COVID-19 vaccine cards

Gerald McDavitt, 81, a Veteran of the United States Army Corps of Engineers, holds his CDC vaccine card after being inoculated with the Johnson & Johnson Covid-19 Janssen Vaccine. Joseph Prezioso/AFP via Getty Images Fake and forged vaccine cards are being sold on platforms including Facebook, eBay, and Shopify. Hundreds of online stores have sold blank and counterfeit vaccine cards, the NYT reports. Over 45 state AGs have called on online marketplaces to do more to prevent scammers from p...
Tags: Facebook, News, Cdc, Ebay, US, Trends, Social Media, Fraud, United States, New York Times, Vaccine, Times, Shopify, Federal Trade Commission, United States Army Corps of Engineers, Facebook eBay


Why a YouTube creator has focused on email as a way to connect directly with her fans

Erika Kullberg YouTuber Erika Kullberg believes creating an email list is an important business tool for creators. Email is one way for influencers to communicate directly with their fans off social media. This tool offers a more direct way for influencers to promote something, and earn money. See more stories on Insider's business page. Building an email list is one major way some influencers are communicating directly with fans and earning money beyond social media.Having access t...
Tags: Media, Youtube, Advertising, Trends, Influencers, Tech Insider, Amanda Perelli, Erika Kullberg, Kullberg, Erika Kullberg YouTuber Erika Kullberg


How to hide online status on WhatsApp to protect privacy

WhatsApp's online or "last seen" status tells other users when you're using the app, but you can turn it off. Uwe Krejci/Getty Images You can hide your WhatsApp online status if you don't want others to see when you're online. WhatsApp normally allows everyone to view your online status, but it's easy to change in the app's settings. If you hide your online status on WhatsApp, you also won't be able to see other people's online status. This story is a par...
Tags: Facebook, Trends, Social Media, Whatsapp, Messaging Apps, Tech Insider, Meira Gebel, BI-freelancer, Tech Reference, Software & Apps (Reference, Tech How To, Uwe Krejci Getty, Online Status


Companies are staying silent amid beauty guru James Charles' sexting scandal

James Charles Stefanie Keenan/WireImage/Getty Images In a recent YouTube video, James Charles admitted to sexting with boys who now say they're minors. Most brands working with or adjacent to Charles have ignored Insider's requests for comment. YouTube did not respond to an inquiry, but announced that Charles would not host the second season of Instant Influencer. See more stories on Insider's business page. In the five years since James Charles began posting regularly on YouT...
Tags: Media, Entertainment, Youtube, Advertising, Trends, Brands, Lgbtq, Charles, Kylie Jenner, Chipotle, Sephora, Laura, Lilly, Ulta, The Trevor Project, Digital Culture


Hackers scraped data from 500 million LinkedIn users - about two-thirds of the platform's userbase - and have posted it for sale online

Miguel Candela/SOPA Images/LightRocket via Getty Images Personal data from 500 million LinkedIn users has been scraped and is reportedly for sale on a hacking forum. LinkedIn said it's investigating and confirmed that the dataset includes scraped data from its site. The news comes after personal data from 533 million Facebook users was found to be exposed. See more stories on Insider's business page. Data from 500 million LinkedIn users has been scraped and is for sale online, acc...
Tags: Facebook, News, Trends, Social Media, Linkedin, Data, Hackers, Prudhomme, Paul Prudhomme, Tech Insider, IntSights, Katie Canales, Aaron Holmes, Miguel Candela, Getty Images Personal, Cyber News A LinkedIn


I used Clubhouse for the first time and enjoyed it way more than I thought I would - it's easy to see why the app is expected to be valued at $4 billion

A screenshot of a room in the Clubhouse app. Clubhouse/Insider Clubhouse is an invite-only, audio social media app featuring conversation rooms that users can tune into. It launched in March 2020 and has grown into a popular platform, reportedly valued at $4 billion. I tried it out and found why it was so successful during the pandemic, when people lacked community. See more stories on Insider's business page. Clubhouse is one of those things I've kept at arm's length for month...
Tags: Facebook, Apps, Mark Zuckerberg, News, Trends, Strategy, Social Media, Jp Morgan, Silicon Valley, Clubhouse, Marc Andreessen, Tesla CEO Elon Musk, Tech Insider, Tiffany Haddish, Jaime Dimon, Katie Canales


I spent 4 hours on Clubhouse - this is what it's like on the buzzy, 1-year-old chat app expected to be valued at $4 billion

A screenshot of a room in the Clubhouse app. Clubhouse/Insider Clubhouse is an invite-only, audio social media app featuring conversation rooms that users can tune into. It launched in March 2020 and has grown into a popular platform, reportedly valued at $4 billion. I tried it out and found why it was so successful during the pandemic, when people lacked community. See more stories on Insider's business page. Clubhouse is one of those buzzy things I've kept at arm's length for...
Tags: Facebook, Apps, Mark Zuckerberg, News, Trends, Strategy, Social Media, Jp Morgan, Silicon Valley, Clubhouse, Marc Andreessen, Tesla CEO Elon Musk, Tech Insider, Tiffany Haddish, Jaime Dimon, Katie Canales


Donald Trump's Twitter suspension will prevent the National Archives from preserving his account on the platform

Former President Donald Trump. Getty Twitter will not let the US National Archives preserve Trump's tweets on his banned personal account. Twitter said it is because "we permanently suspended @realDonaldTrump" in January. The NARA still has a copy of tweets from that account and intends to publish them off the platform. See more stories on Insider's business page. Twitter will not be allowing former President Donald Trump's personal account and its thousands of tweets to be arc...
Tags: Twitter, Politics, News, White House, Politico, US, Barack Obama, Trends, Social Media, Tech, Donald Trump, National Archives, Trump, Nara, Sarah Huckabee Sanders, Tech Insider



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