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10 things in tech you need to know today

Good morning! This is the tech news you need to know this Monday. Hackers were able to gain access to people's Microsoft emails accounts by abusing a weakness in the help portal. Microsoft told TechCrunch the hackers could not read users' emails, but Motherboard reports otherwise. Facebook's activist shareholders are making another dramatic bid to oust Mark Zuckerberg and abolish the firm's share structure. Investors will vote on two proposals to overhaul Facebook's governance at the social ne...
Tags: Apple, Amazon, Facebook, Lyft, Mark Zuckerberg, UK, Instagram, Microsoft, China, Toronto, San Francisco, Trends, Britain, Ford, New York Times, Muslim


A Guide To Ariana Grande's Growing Tattoo Collection

When the world first met Ariana Grande, she was playing Cat Valentine on Victorious. And while nine years ago, Grande was recognized for her breathy voice or fiery red hair on the Nickelodeon show, now she's known for her record-breaking music — and her massive tattoo collection.Grande's tattoos didn't infiltrate mainstream conversation until she started dating — and quickly broke up with — Saturday Night Live comedian Pete Davidson in 2018. But to be accurate, the singer had been collecting ta...
Tags: Fashion, Music, New York, Instagram, Ariana Grande, Manchester, Harry Potter, Mariah, Pete Davidson, Nickelodeon, Alexa, Mac Miller, Tiffany, Davidson, Courtney, Baby Doll


Snapchat looks set to lose U.S. users. And KFC spoofs influencer culture: Wednesday Wake-Up Call

Welcome to Ad Age’s Wake-Up Call, our daily roundup of advertising, marketing, media and digital news. You can get an audio version of this briefing on your Alexa device. Search for "Ad Age" under "Skills" in the Alexa app. What people are talking about today Snapchat’s appeal seems to be fading in its core market, the U.S. The social app is expected to lose U.S. users this year, according to a projection by eMarketer, which blames a backlash to a Snapchat redesign and competition from other ...
Tags: Google, Facebook, Instagram, Senate, Advertising, NFL, Snapchat, Netflix, House, Nba, North America, Rolling Stone, Miami Heat, Kfc, Alexa, Emarketer


New privacy assistant Jumbo fixes your Facebook & Twitter settings

Jumbo could be a nightmare for the tech giants, but a savior for the victims of their shady privacy practices. Jumbo saves you hours as well as embarrassment by automatically adjusting 30 Facebook privacy settings to give you more protection, and by deleting your old tweets after saving them to your phone. It can even erase your Google Search and Amazon Alexa history, with clean up features for Instagram and Tinder in the works. The startup emerges from stealth today to launch its Jumbo privacy ...
Tags: Google, Amazon, Social, Fundings & Exits, Startups, TC, Mobile, Facebook, Apps, Twitter, New York, Instagram, Microsoft, Privacy, Funding, Google Search


10 things in tech you need to know today

Good morning! This is the tech news you need to know this Tuesday. Video conferencing company Zoom could be valued at $8 billion in upcoming IPO. Zoom has set an IPO price range of $28 to $32 per share, giving the company a $8.25 billion valuation on the upper end of the range. Tesla laid off dozens of salespeople after its disappointing Q1 delivery report. A Tesla representative confirmed the layoffs to Business Insider and said the affected stores remain open. Congress is planning to grill F...
Tags: Google, Amazon, Facebook, Spacex, Elon Musk, Instagram, Microsoft, Congress, Washington Post, Trends, Tesla, Snapchat, Wall Street Journal, Oracle, Alexa, Piper Jaffray


Adidas signs Beyoncé. And Snapchat plugs a new ad network: Friday Wake-Up Call

Welcome to Ad Age’s Wake-Up Call, our daily roundup of advertising, marketing, media and digital news. You can get an audio version of this briefing on your Alexa device. Search for "Ad Age" under "Skills" in the Alexa app. What people are talking about today A few days ago, Adidas foreshadowed something big. “A new beginning,” the brand wrote on Instagram. Now we know what it is: Adidas just announced a major partnership with Beyoncé. And we understand why Adidas was hyping this so breathles...
Tags: Google, London, Beyonce, Instagram, Advertising, Los Angeles, CMO, Adidas, Pandora, Paris, Elton John, Brunei, Hasbro, Cbs, John Legend, Adweek


Droga5’s big move. Plus, another Facebook user-data scandal: Thursday Wake-Up Call

Welcome to Ad Age’s Wake-Up Call, our daily roundup of advertising, marketing, media and digital news. You can get an audio version of this briefing on your Alexa device. Search for "Ad Age under "Skills" in the Alexa app. What people are talking about today Droga5, the lauded indie creative agency, won’t be independent much longer. It’s being acquired by Accenture Interactive in perhaps the most striking sign yet of consultancies advancing into ad agencies’ territory. The move “could put to re...
Tags: Amazon, Facebook, Instagram, Advertising, Mexico City, Guinness World Records, Harry, Accenture, Duke, Wall Street Journal, Cnbc, Sussex, Federal Trade Commission, Alexa, Ftc, Bloomberg News


10 things in tech you need to know today

Good morning! This is the tech news you need to know this Thursday. More than 500 million Facebook users' personal data was left exposed on public servers by app developers. Researchers at security firm UpGuard found that the user data, which had been harvested from Facebook by third-party app developers, was sitting without any password protection on public Amazon servers it had been uploaded to. Verizon on Wednesday turned on its mobile 5G network, promising significantly faster speeds than ...
Tags: Apple, Amazon, Verizon, Facebook, Instagram, Trends, Tesla, Bloomberg, Wall Street Journal, Daily Telegraph, Alexa, Linus Torvalds, Motorola Moto, McDonald, Twitter Facebook, Twitter Facebook Instagram


10 things in tech you need to know today

Good morning! This is the tech news you need to know this Monday. Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg urged in a newspaper op-ed for more regulation over the internet. He said Facebook has run into problems in four main areas: harmful content, election integrity, privacy, and data portability. Jeff Bezos' chief security consultant has said the Saudi government hacked the Amazon chief's phone and accessed his private information. Gavin de Becker wrote in a column published Saturday that he could concl...
Tags: Amazon, Facebook, Mark Zuckerberg, Twitter, Europe, UK, Instagram, Trends, Jeff Bezos, Christchurch, Alexa, Trump, Catalina, Bezos, Tim Sweeney, Facebook COO Sheryl Sandberg


10 things in tech you need to know today

Good morning! This is the tech news you need to know this Friday. Leaked emails reveal Facebook's intense internal discussion over Alex Jones' "anti-Semitic" post on Instagram. Business Insider obtained a lengthy Facebook email chain in which executives discuss Alex Jones' future on Instagram and removing an inflammatory post. UK officials massively bolstered the US campaign against Huawei, finding its equipment has "major defects". The UK's criticism comes as Huawei fights allegations that Ch...
Tags: Google, Verizon, Facebook, UK, Instagram, Microsoft, China, US, Trends, Eu, Army, Hud, Huawei, US Army, Alexa, Communist Party


10 things in tech you need to know today

Good morning! This is the tech news you need to know this Thursday. Facebook banned white nationalism and white separatism from its platform. Facebook Counterterrorism Policy Director Brian Fishman told Motherboard that white nationalist and white separatist speech will now be treated the same was as white supremacist content. Lyft raised its IPO price range ahead of its expected IPO this week. The ride-hailing company is expected to price its IPO officially on Thursday night and is expected t...
Tags: Google, Facebook, Elon Musk, UK, Instagram, North Korea, Ipo, US, Trends, Tesla, Ibm, Silicon Valley, Motherboard, Donald Trump, Lightspeed Venture Partners, Sundar Pichai


Here are the 85+ startups that launched at YC’s W19 Demo Day 1

Y Combinator’s incubator classes have gotten huge. With over 200 companies, the Winter 2019 class is by far YC’s largest yet. Meanwhile, the incubator prepares to shift its headquarters from Mountain View to San Francisco. It’s so large, in fact, it’s had to change the way it does Demo Day. Rather than all pitches happening on one stage, they were split across two stages (the “Pioneer” and “Mission” stages) running in parallel. So even if you were in the building, you couldn’t see all the pit...
Tags: Google, Startups, TC, Facebook, Y Combinator, Hbo, New York, Instagram, Navy, China, India, Nigeria, Africa, US, Los Angeles, San Francisco


10 things in tech you need to know today

Good morning! This is the tech news you need to know this Monday. Tech firms scrambled to keep dozens of copies of videos showing the New Zealand mosque shooting off their platforms. YouTube, Facebook, and Twitter struggled to stop users ripping and uploading copies of the original video, and the distressing footage was easily discoverable the day after the incident. Facebook, facing huge criticism over live streaming, says it removed 1.5 million videos of the New Zealand shooting in 24 ho...
Tags: Apple, Google, Facebook, Mark Zuckerberg, Spotify, Instagram, North Korea, Trends, Andreessen, New Zealand, Andreessen Horowitz, Wall Street Journal, Alexa, Marc Andreessen, Kim Jong, Chris Cox


10 things in tech you need to know today

Good morning! This is the tech news you need to know this Tuesday. Larry Page "bypassed" Alphabet's board to personally give Andy Rubin a $150 million stock package while he was under investigation for sexual misconduct, according to a lawsuit. According to the filing, Alphabet's leadership committee ultimately finalized the stock-option deal, but it was Page who personally gave initial approval. . Facebook has now restored the ads and says they were removed because they violated its policies...
Tags: Google, Facebook, Elon Musk, Cook, Instagram, Elizabeth Warren, Trends, Tesla, Larry Page, Bill Gates, Tim Cook, SEC, Sam Altman, Volkswagen, Donald Trump, Kevin Systrom


Podcasts, smart speakers soar as social media stalls, based on new survey

The 2019 edition of a popular annual survey shows usage of social media by Americans is stalling while ownership of smart speakers and tablets has soared over the last year, as has consumer engagement with podcasts. The results are promising for Amazon and Spotify in particular. Earlier today, Edison Research and Triton Digital presented their Infinite Dial report with findings from a phone survey of 1,500 Americans (age 12+) during January and February. Since 1998, the report has tracked the ad...
Tags: Travel, Apple, Amazon, Social, TC, Mobile, Facebook, Spotify, Hollywood, Media, Instagram, Podcasts, Apple Music, Alexa, Amazon Music, Triton


6 Digital Marketing Trends for 2019 and How to Adopt Them

While the way that businesses have used marketing campaigns over the years has changed, the reasons have not. Every business wants to reach its ideal customer just when that customer needs it. With the constant flux of new technologies, the way that companies need to reach these customers has to evolve to make up the difference. Here are 6 digital marketing trends to consider for your 2019 marketing strategy. Digital Marketing Trend #1: Omnichannel Marketing Today’s consumer uses multiple ch...
Tags: Apple, Google, Amazon, Facebook, Instagram, Seo, Linkedin, Netflix, Facebook Messenger, House Of Cards, Bigcommerce, Alexa, Forrester, Digital Marketing, Digital Marketing Trends, Netflix Amazon


What Works on Shark Tank, Take Advantage of Mobile Marketing, Rank Higher on Amazon, Social Media Fuels SMB Growth and Other Things Entrepreneurs Need to Know

20 Things Small Business Owners Need to Know By Rieva Lesonsky   1—The Truth About Shark Tank Are you a fan of Shark Tank? Here’s some scoop from Digital Exits about what works when pitching the sharks. For instance, did you know 85% of successful pitches are primarily product based? Check out the infographic below for more information.   2—Small Business Outlook 2019 Visa has just released its Small Business Outlook for winter 2019. Visa says the Small Business Outlook shows “robust econom...
Tags: Amazon, Facebook, Mark Zuckerberg, Business, Instagram, United States, Facebook Messenger, New Orleans, Npr, New York Stock Exchange, Jack, Yemen, Hulu, John Williams, Cnbc, Alexa


We Tried The New Darker Shades Of Benefit's Hoola Bronzer — & They're Legit

Welcome to Unfiltered, where we give our honest, no-B.S. reviews of the most buzzed-about beauty products, brands, and services on the market right now.Even if you just found out that there's a difference between bronzer and contour, you've still likely heard of Benefit's Hoola Matte Bronzer — it's just that popular. This long-time favorite has over 230,000 loves and nearly 2000 5-star ratings on sephora.com. Makeup artists, vloggers, editors, beauty lovers, and probably your next door neighbor...
Tags: Fashion, Music, Instagram, Alexa, Etta James, Ulta, Hoola Bronzer, Hoola, Hoola Matte Bronzer, Channing Hargrove, Aimee Simeon Beauty WriterShade, Benefit Hoola Matte Bronzer in Caramel, Danielle Thornton


10 things in tech you need to know today

Good morning! This is the tech news you need to know this Tuesday. Alphabet topped revenue targets in Q4 but rising costs spooked Wall Street. Google's parent company's net revenue rose 23% in the fourth quarter compared with last year, but its payments to partners rose at a faster 26% clip.  Apple is squirreling away money to pay for lawsuits related to its iPhone 'batterygate' throttling scandal. Apple said in a recent SEC filing that it has set aside some money to pay for the litigation as a...
Tags: Apple, Amazon, Facebook, Mark Zuckerberg, Elon Musk, Instagram, Youtube, Trends, Netflix, SEC, Gwyneth Paltrow, Sundar Pichai, Alexa, Accel, Pichai, Marie Kondo


40 Big Tech Predictions for 2019

Digital transformation has arrived. Not a single industry is safe from the unstoppable wave of digitization that is sweeping through finance, retail, transportation, and more. And in 2019, there will be even more transformative developments that will  our businesses, careers, and lives. Business Insider Intelligence, Business Insider's premium research service, has put together a list of 40 Big Tech Predictions for 2019 across Apps and Platforms, Digital Media, Payments, The Internet of Thing...
Tags: Apple, Google, Amazon, Instagram, US, Trends, Robinhood, Alexa, Chase Visa, U S Smart


10 things in tech you need to know today

Good morning! This is the tech news you need to know this Monday. Mark Zuckerberg has tasked Facebook employees with reconfiguring its messaging services WhatsApp, Messenger, and Instagram so users can communicate across the platforms, The New York Times reported. The apps will continue to operate as three standalone platforms but would be unified by an "underlying messaging infrastructure" that includes end-to-end encryption for the entire "family" of Facebook-owned apps. Some lawmakers are a...
Tags: Apple, Google, Facebook, Mark Zuckerberg, Spotify, Europe, Beyonce, Instagram, California, Youtube, Los Angeles, Trends, Earth, Bbc, Mit, New York Times


Top 5 Trends That Will Give Online Shopping a Spin in 2019

By Rakesh Jain The thought of buying something flashes in your mind, you search the online for relevant stores, browse, click, and buy, shopping has become that simple today. With the passing of every second, the competition is grueling and so is the effort of the e-commerce store owners to serve the best among others. From heart-warming customer experience, instant service, hassle-free shipping to faster problem-solving, online retailers are leaving no stones unturned in attracting more and mor...
Tags: Facebook, Business, Pinterest, Instagram, Sales & Marketing, Voice, Alexa, Right Now, Accelerated Mobile Pages AMP, Google Home, Amazon Echo Show, Rakesh Jain, Twitter Online, Mobile Commerce Online, Content Multi channel Messaging Omni


From WhatsApp to Alexa : why the ad-free era is over

As we grow wiser to marketing, advertisers are finding new ways and places to plug productsWe’ve weaned ourselves off banner advertisements, with a fifth of us using ad blockers in our internet browsers, according to research firm eMarketer. So-called “native advertising” online, where advertising is presented in a similar way to editorial, has failed to take off. A US study last year from found native advertising is no better at getting us to buy than standard online ads.“Consumers are very goo...
Tags: Amazon, Facebook, Technology, Media, Instagram, Social Networking, Advertising, US, Snapchat, Whatsapp, Online Shopping, Alexa, Amazon Alexa, Huddersfield University, Lisa Du Lieu


10 things in tech you need to know today

Good morning! This is the tech news you need to know this Friday. Netflix's stock fell after a slight Q4 revenue miss and solid subscriber-growth numbers. The results came just days after Netflix unleashed its biggest price hike ever, which increased its most popular plan from $11 per month to $13 per month. Facebook is restructuring its augmented reality glasses division as it inches closer to launch. Facebook is moving hundreds of employees to a new product-focused augmented reality group as...
Tags: Apple, Amazon, Facebook, Cook, Instagram, Microsoft, US, San Francisco, Trends, Netflix, United States, Tim Cook, Jack Dorsey, Seattle, Donald Trump, Huffington Post


Dolby quietly preps augmented audio recorder app “234″

Dolby is secretly building a mobile music production app it hopes will seduce SoundCloud rappers and other musicians. Codenamed “234” and formerly tested under the name Dolby Live, the free app measures background noise before you record and then nullifies it. Users can also buy “packs” of audio effects to augment their sounds with EQs settings like “Amped, Bright, Lyric, Thump, Deep, or Natural”. Recordings can then be exported, shared to Dolby’s own audio social network, or uploaded directl...
Tags: Apple, Social, TC, Mobile, Apps, Media, Instagram, Entertainment, Audio, Tech, Dolby, Soundcloud, Alexa, Audio Recording, Dolby Labs, Augmented Audio


10 things in tech you need to know today

Good morning! This is the tech news you need to know this Tuesday. 1. Facebook's business model is under scrutiny in Germany, where a local regulator will reportedly order the social network to stop collecting certain user data. German authorities don't like the way Facebook collects information about people via WhatsApp and Instagram and third-party sites. 2. Norwegian authorities are investigating allegations that Tidal's streaming numbers for Beyonce and Kanye West albums were inflated. Play...
Tags: Apple, Google, Facebook, Beyonce, Instagram, Microsoft, Mexico, Germany, Satya Nadella, US, Trends, Intel, Kylie Jenner, Qualcomm, Jeff Williams, Alexa


10 things in tech you need to know today

Good morning! This is the tech news you need to know this Monday. Apple is planning three new iPhone models in 2019, including a successor to the iPhone XR. One of the new models will include a triple camera, while the others will include a double rear camera, according to the Wall Street Journal. Wang Weijing, an executive at Chinese tech giant Huawei, has been fired following charges of espionage in Poland. It's the second arrest of a Huawei executive in two months after Meng Wanzhou, the co...
Tags: Apple, Verizon, Facebook, Instagram, China, US, Trends, Siri, Iran, Tencent, Poland, Huawei, Wall Street Journal, Alexa, Epic Games, Unity


What to Expect in 2019: HR Trends

By Rieva Lesonsky Most of us small business owners start the new year with mixed emotions. We’re hopeful and optimistic about growing our businesses, yet with anxious about all the challenges we know we’ll face. To find out what lies ahead, I’ve collected a number of tips, predictions and advice from people in the know. We’ll be exploring general consumer, financial and economic trends, as well as what to expect in the fields of marketing, technology, retail, HR and money. We also have contribut...
Tags: Facebook, Business, Instagram, Siri, Management, United States, Deloitte, Kpmg, Oasis, Jason, Alexa, Cto, Manta, Right Now, Rob Wilson, Jason Fried


2018 was a year of massi...

2018 was a year of massive mergers and acquisitions with AT&T/Time Warner, Disney/Fox, and Comcast/Sky. The #MeToo movement made headlines, and the dominant emotion in boardroom discussions around Hollywood and beyond was fear … lots of fear in the ranks of our tech-infused world of media and entertainment (as well as in the world itself). So what does the crystal ball predict for 2019? Here are some of the narratives that will shape the world of entertainment next year and set the stage for the...
Tags: Apple, Google, Amazon, TC, Facebook, Spotify, Elon Musk, New York, Hollywood, Instagram, Time Warner, China, New York City, Disney, Siri, Tech


The future of the media industry in the new year

2018 was a year of massive mergers and acquisitions with AT&T/Time Warner, Disney/Fox, and Comcast/Sky. The #MeToo movement made headlines, and the dominant emotion in boardroom discussions around Hollywood and beyond was fear … lots of fear in the ranks of our tech-infused world of media and entertainment (as well as in the world itself). So what does the crystal ball predict for 2019? Here are some of the narratives that will shape the world of entertainment next year and set the stage for the...
Tags: Apple, Google, Amazon, TC, Facebook, Spotify, Elon Musk, New York, Hollywood, Instagram, Time Warner, China, New York City, Disney, Siri, Tech



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