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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 Tuesday. Intuit officially announced it's buying credit-score company Credit Karma for $7.1 billion. Intuit shares went up about 2.5% on Monday afternoon following the announcement. Facebook has been investigating content that supports Bernie Sanders, but hasn't been able to find any links to Russian disinformation activity, the Wall Street Journal reports. President Trump on Sunday called for an investigation into whether Russia helped...
Tags: Apple, Google, Amazon, Facebook, New York, Instagram, Microsoft, Russia, US, Trends, Tim Cook, Warren Buffett, Ibm, Silicon Valley, Nevada, Cia


Facebook quietly released a Pinterest clone and sent its stock sliding down

Facebook has quietly launched a Pinterest competitor in a handful of countries, the Information reported Thursday. Pinterest's stock slid 4% after news of the Facebook clone broke. Facebook has been known to copy smaller apps' popular features in the past, most famously Snapchat's "Stories" feature. Visit Business Insider's homepage for more stories. Pinterest may have to prepare for a turf war with Facebook. As spotted by the Information on Thursday, Facebook has rolled out a new app called ...
Tags: Facebook, Pinterest, Instagram, US, Trends, Snapchat, Cnbc, Facebook Instagram, Lasso, Hobbi, Information on Thursday Facebook, Colombia Belgium Spain, Ukraine Hobbi, Generation Z Facebook


Facebook quietly released a Pinterest clone and sent its stocks sliding down

Facebook has quietly launched a Pinterest competitor in a handful of countries, the Information reported Thursday. Pinterest's stock slid 4% after news of the Facebook clone broke. Facebook has been known to copy smaller apps' popular features in the past, most famously Snapchat's "Stories" feature. Visit Business Insider's homepage for more stories. Pinterest may have to prepare for a turf war with Facebook. As spotted by the Information on Thursday, Facebook has rolled out a new app called ...
Tags: Facebook, Pinterest, Instagram, US, Trends, Snapchat, Louisiana, Cnbc, Facebook Instagram, Lasso, Hobbi, Information on Thursday Facebook, Colombia Belgium Spain, Ukraine Hobbi, Generation Z Facebook


The rise and fall of Elizabeth Holmes, who started Theranos when she was 19 and will now stand trial over 'massive fraud' in July 2020

Elizabeth Holmes dropped out of Stanford University at 19 to start blood-testing startup Theranos, and grew the company to a valuation of $9 billion. But it all came crashing down when the shortcomings and inaccuracies of the company's technology were exposed, and Theranos and Holmes were charged with "massive fraud." A California judge has set a August 2020 start date for the federal fraud trial for which, if convicted, Holmes could face up to 20 years in prison. Visit Business Insider's ho...
Tags: Apple, Hbo, Instagram, Abc, California, Washington, Cbs News, Stanford, Singapore, US, San Francisco, Trends, Walgreens, Beijing, Larry Ellison, Bill Clinton


With a new LA office and a forthcoming creator studio, TikTok is poised to take on Instagram and YouTube (GOOG, FB)

Short-form video app TikTok just announced it would open a studio for creators. TikTok, which is owned by the China-based company ByteDance, also recently opened an office in Los Angeles and i for a US CEO. Building up US operations may be a sign that TikTok might be looking to take on social media giants Instagram and YouTube. Visit Business Insider's homepage for more stories. Short video app TikTok announced on Wednesday that it would open a content creation studio this summer. With a new ...
Tags: Google, Facebook, Mark Zuckerberg, Instagram, Navy, Youtube, La, China, US, Los Angeles, Trends, Snapchat, Army, Tokyo, North America, Cnbc


10 things in tech you need to know today

Good morning! This is the tech news you need to know this Monday. A startup company took billions of photos from Facebook and other websites to create a facial-recognition database, and hundreds of law-enforcement agencies are using it. Clearview AI, a facial-recognition startup that scraped social media for images, has been adopted by at least 600 law-enforcement agencies, according to a New York Times report. Snap CEO Evan Spiegel said at a conference on Sunday that he thinks TikTok could su...
Tags: Apple, Google, Facebook, Spotify, Spacex, Elon Musk, Instagram, Wikipedia, Israel, Trends, Bloomberg, Nasa, Netflix, Munich, Xi Jinping, New York Times


28 ways companies and governments can collect your personal data and invade your privacy every day

In modern life, privacy is no longer a given — people are being tracked on their daily commute, at work, online, and when they're shopping. That's because data is valuable. In 2018, American companies spent an estimated $19 billion attaining and interpreting consumer data. Data is a commodity to be sold for advertising, used by government agencies to stop crimes, or for companies to increase workplace productivity. Almost nothing is private anymore. Visit Business Insider's homepage for more ...
Tags: Google, Amazon, Facebook, New York, Craigslist, Taylor Swift, Instagram, Microsoft, Washington Post, New York City, Time, US, San Francisco, Trends, Bbc, Delta Airlines


Pinterest just surpassed Snapchat in popularity. Here's how its unassuming CEO built the social media powerhouse by avoiding big speeches and personally meeting its first users.

Ben Silbermann is the cofounder and CEO of Pinterest, which, according to a new eMarketer report, passed Snapchat in users in 2019 and has a comfortable lead. Its stock soared on the news. In fall of 2018, Silbermann appeared on Business Insider's podcast "This Is Success" to explain how he built the company and came into his own as a leader. Silbermann built a community around his company by hiring people based on their passions, and by personally meeting Pinterest's earliest users. Silberman...
Tags: Apple, Google, Facebook, New York, Ge, Pinterest, Instagram, Nbc, Mississippi, US, Trends, Snapchat, Pennsylvania, Aol, New York Times, Iowa


Credit Karma has been pegged as a 2020 IPO likely, but its CEO is more focused on developing new products as the $4 billion fintech does more than just free credit scores

Credit Karma, long known for its free credit scores, launched as something of a marketing firm, connecting its users with credit cards and loans and getting paid by the banks that offered those products. Reports from the Wall Street Journal and CNBC have pegged Credit Karma as a 2020 IPO candidate, though its CEO has said he sees listing as a means, not an end. When it launched a high-yield savings account last year (its first financial product), it leaned on celebrity partners and influencers...
Tags: New York, Instagram, Nbc, Softbank, Trends, CMO, Silicon Valley, WeWork, Goldman, Wall Street Journal, Cnbc, DST Global, Credit Karma, FDIC, Lin, Equifax


Snapchat was overtaken by Pinterest in US users last year. But the real threat is coming from China's TikTok and no one knows how fast it's growing. (PINS, SNAP)

Pinterest surpassed Snapchat as the third-largest social media network in the US, according to a report from eMarketer. EMarketer predicted that Pinterest will "continue to stay ahead of Snapchat in the coming years." The report said that despite Snap's 2019 comeback and popularity with younger users, Pinterest's "universal appeal" helped it pull ahead this year. Shares of Pinterest surged as much as 12% on Tuesday morning after the report was released. Visit Business Insider's homepage for m...
Tags: Google, Facebook, Pinterest, Instagram, China, US, Trends, Snapchat, Cnbc, App Annie, Business Insider, Emarketer, Insider Inc, Nazmul Islam, Tiktok, eMarketer EMarketer


Credit Karma, known for free credit scores, has exploded into a $4 billion fintech. Here's why it's leaning on influencers and new products to woo Gen Z users.

Credit Karma, long known for its free credit scores, launched as something of a marketing firm, connecting its users with credit cards and loans and getting paid by the banks that offered those products. Reports from the Wall Street Journal and CNBC have pegged Credit Karma as a 2020 IPO candidate, though its CEO has said he sees listing as a means, not an end. When it launched a high-yield savings account last year (it's first financial product), it leaned on celebrity partners and influencer...
Tags: New York, Instagram, Nbc, Softbank, Trends, CMO, Silicon Valley, WeWork, Goldman, Wall Street Journal, Cnbc, DST Global, Credit Karma, FDIC, Lin, Equifax


Credit Karma has exploded into a $4 billion fintech — here's an inside look at why it's leaning on influencers to court millennial and Gen Z users

Credit Karma, long known for its free credit scores, launched as something of a marketing firm, connecting its users with credit cards and loans and getting paid by the banks that offered those products. Reports from the Wall Street Journal and CNBC have pegged Credit Karma as a 2020 IPO candidate, though its CEO has said he sees listing as a means, not an end. When it launched a high-yield savings account last year (it's first financial product), it leaned on celebrity partners and influencer...
Tags: New York, Instagram, Nbc, Softbank, Trends, CMO, Silicon Valley, WeWork, Goldman, Wall Street Journal, Cnbc, DST Global, Credit Karma, FDIC, Lin, Equifax


Elon Musk is a notorious workaholic. Here's how the father of 5 makes and spends his $30.2 billion fortune.

Elon Musk's girlfriend and Canadian singer Grimes posted a photo on Instagram hinting that she's pregnant.  The Tesla and SpaceX CEO currently has a net worth of about $30.2 billion, Bloomberg estimates. Musk said in January he will not receive any form of payment or compensation until Tesla reaches $100 billion in market cap. A notorious workaholic, Musk doesn't spend his money on lavish vacations or expensive hobbies; he even planned to spend his 48th birthday improving Tesla's logistics. Vi...
Tags: Amazon, Spacex, Elon Musk, Instagram, Ebay, Stanford, Los Angeles, Trends, Tesla, Bloomberg, Paypal, Earth, Canada, New York Times, The Times, Cbs


Michelle Obama will host an Instagram video series following college students as they navigate the challenges of higher education (FB)

Michelle Obama will have a series on IGTV, Instagram's video platform, starting later this month. The series, "A Year of Firsts," will be about showing inspiring stories of first-year college students. The Obamas have been involved in media ventures since leaving office in 2016, and their production company Higher Ground has deals with Spotify and Netflix. Visit Business Insider's homepage for more stories. Michelle Obama can now add "Instagram star" to her resume, after announcing that she w...
Tags: Spotify, Instagram, Obama, White House, US, America, Trends, Joe Biden, Netflix, Michelle Obama, Cnbc, Obamas, ATTN, Axios, Spotify ATTN, Geoff Yang


Insiders say these are the 10 most transformative M&A deals of the decade

The decade started off cold, but the 2010s produced some of the frothiest years for mergers and acquisitions in history.  Business Insider spoke with M&A bankers, lawyers, and academics to determine 10 of the most significant deals of the decade.  While some of the largest deals of the 2010s appear on this list, this is not a list of the largest deals of the 2010s — we considered and included deals of all sizes and from a variety of industries.  Visit BI Prime for more stories With the econom...
Tags: Apple, Amazon, Facebook, Twitter, Hbo, Usa, Instagram, Time Warner, Senate, White House, Disney, US, America, Trends, Walmart, Bloomberg


10 M&A deals that transformed industries and defined the decade

The decade started off cold, but the 2010s produced some of the frothiest years for mergers and acquisitions in history.  Business Insider spoke with M&A bankers, lawyers, and academics to determine 10 of the most significant deals of the decade.  While some of the largest deals of the 2010s appear on this list, this is not a list of the largest deals of the 2010s — we considered and included deals of all sizes and from a variety of industries.  Visit BI Prime for more stories With the econom...
Tags: Apple, Amazon, Facebook, Twitter, Hbo, Usa, Instagram, Time Warner, Senate, White House, Disney, US, America, Trends, Walmart, Bloomberg


10 M&A deals that upended industries and defined the decade

The decade started off cold, but the 2010s produced some of the frothiest years for mergers and acquisitions in history.  Business Insider spoke with M&A bankers, lawyers, and academics to determine 10 of the most significant deals of the decade.  While some of the largest deals of the 2010s appear on this list, this is not a list of the largest deals of the 2010s — we considered and included deals of all sizes and from a variety of industries.  Visit BI Prime for more stories With the econom...
Tags: Apple, Amazon, Facebook, Twitter, Hbo, Usa, Instagram, Time Warner, Senate, White House, Disney, US, America, Trends, Walmart, Bloomberg


These 10 deals defined the 2010s. Here's how they upended industries, drew regulatory ire, and transformed M&A.

The decade started off cold, but the 2010s produced some of the frothiest years for mergers and acquisitions in history.  Business Insider spoke with M&A bankers, lawyers, and academics to determine 10 of the most significant deals of the decade.  While some of the largest deals of the 2010s appear on this list, this is not a list of the largest deals of the 2010s — we considered and included deals of all sizes and from a variety of industries.  Visit BI Prime for more stories With the econom...
Tags: Apple, Amazon, Facebook, Twitter, Hbo, Usa, Instagram, Time Warner, Senate, White House, Disney, US, America, Trends, Walmart, Bloomberg


10 business deals that defined the decade and transformed their industries

The decade started off cold, but the 2010s produced some of the frothiest years for mergers and acquisitions in history.  Business Insider spoke with M&A bankers, lawyers, and academics to determine 10 of the most significant deals of the decade.  While some of the largest deals of the 2010s appear on this list, this is not a list of the largest deals of the 2010s — we considered and included deals of all sizes and from a variety of industries.  Visit BI Prime for more stories With the econom...
Tags: Apple, Amazon, Facebook, Twitter, Hbo, Usa, Instagram, Time Warner, Senate, White House, Disney, US, America, Trends, Walmart, Bloomberg


14 celebrities who limit their children's screen time and tech use

How much screen time to allow for children is one of the biggest debates of modern parenting. Some famous figures, like Bill Gates, raised their children mostly tech-free.  Other celebrities, like Jennifer Lopez and Angelina Jolie, strictly limit their children's screen time throughout the week.  Here is how 14 famous people limit their children's exposure to technology. Visit Business Insider's homepage for more stories. How much screen time to allow for children is one of the biggest debat...
Tags: Facebook, Mark Zuckerberg, London, Instagram, Microsoft, Obama, White House, Trends, Cisco, Netflix, Williams, New York Times, Bill Gates, David Beckham, Reddit, Michelle Obama


Instagram, Facebook Bans Influencers From Getting Paid To Promote Vaping, Tobacco, and Weapons

An anonymous reader quotes a report from CNBC: Facebook and Instagram will no longer allow influencers to promote vaping, tobacco products or weapons on its platforms using "branded content." Instagram announced Wednesday it would no longer allow "branded content" that promotes those goods on either platform. In June, Instagram introduced a change that would let advertisers promote posts from influencers, or users who work with brands to promote services or products. Users see a "paid partnershi...
Tags: Facebook, Instagram, Tech, Cnbc, Instagram Facebook


Word of the week: Secondhand

There was a time, not so long ago, when brands avoided the word secondhand, with its overtones of “second class” and its toxic whiff of “secondhand smoke.” If they had to broach the subject of non-newness, they used tech-sounding words like upcycling—Cambridge Dictionary’s word of the year for 2019—or coy circumlocutions like nearly new. Or they opted, as Stan Carey noted in a 2011 blog post, for euphemisms like preloved or even experienced—as in “experienced cars,” the winner of William Safire...
Tags: Books, UK, Instagram, US, Linguistics, Retail, Oxfam, Cnbc, Jcpenney, William Safire, Minter, Macy 's, Word of The Week, Nancy Friedman, Adam Minter, Euphemisms


The idea that Amazon should spin out its massively profitable cloud business keeps coming up. Here's how that might work — and why it's very unlikely (AMZN)

Calls to break up Big Tech have renewed speculation Amazon will spin off its multibillion-dollar cloud business Amazon Web Services into a separate company. That idea has come up every so often for at least the last six years, but Amazon Web Services CEO Andy Jassy has repeatedly dismissed such a move as unnecessary. The business case for a spinout largely hinges on the notion that some customers are reluctant to sign on with Amazon's cloud, given that they compete with the company in markets ...
Tags: Google, Amazon, Facebook, Instagram, Microsoft, Ebay, Wall Street, Satya Nadella, Time, America, Trends, Walmart, Bank Of America, Paypal, Atlantic, Washington Dc


10 things in tech you need to know today

Good morning! This is the tech news you need to know this Monday. Two new laws have been passed in California aimed at stopping deepfakes in politics and porn. CNET reports that it's now illegal to distribute videos aimed at discrediting political candidates in California, and California residents now have the right to sue the makers of deepfake porn. Iran is planning to take legal action against the U.S. for alleged cyber attacks and threats on its networks, according to Bloomberg. Bloomberg ...
Tags: Apple, Amazon, Facebook, Hong Kong, Elon Musk, Cook, Instagram, California, Trends, Iran, Bbc, BBC News, Tim Cook, Angelina Jolie, WeWork, Donald Trump


Sheryl Sandberg revealed a new argument to stop regulators from breaking up Facebook (FB)

Facebook's chief operating officer, Sheryl Sandberg, says the company is working hard with regulators worldwide to create new rules to regulate internet companies such as it. And she has a new argument as to why regulators shouldn't break up Facebook. The argument goes like this: Even if we broke up Facebook, there would still be big, powerful Chinese companies that weren't subject to a breakup. It's a red-herring argument for sure, but it gives insight into the types of conversations Facebook...
Tags: Google, Amazon, Facebook, Mark Zuckerberg, London, Instagram, Congress, Washington, China, Trends, United States, Dc, Chris Hughes, Cnbc, Sheryl Sandberg, Zuckerberg


Grumpy Cat has died at the age of 7. Here's how her owner created a viral sensation out of her miserable-looking pet as a 29-year-old waitress and made millions in the process.

Beloved internet-famous pet Grumpy Cat has died at the age of 7 after "complications from a recent urinary tract infection that unfortunately became too much for her to overcome." Grumpy Cat had a form of dwarfism that yielded a perpetual frown. She rose to prominence after a photo of her was posted to Reddit. Since then, Grumpy Cat's owner, Tabatha Bundesen, has raked in millions because of her internet-famous pet. Visit Business Insider's homepage for more stories. On September 22, 2012, T...
Tags: Instagram, Buzzfeed, Trends, Reddit, Grumpy Cat, Huffington Post, Cnbc, Pokey, Tabatha, Alyson Shontell, Bundesen, Tabatha Bundesen, Grumpy Cat Limited, Reddit Bundesen


Grumpy Cat has died at the age of 7. Here's how her owner created a viral sensation out of her miserable-looking pet and made millions in the process.

Beloved internet-famous pet Grumpy Cat has died at the age of 7 after "complications from a recent urinary tract infection that unfortunately became too much for her to overcome." Grumpy Cat had a form of dwarfism that yielded a perpetual frown. She rose to prominence after a photo of her was posted to Reddit. Since then, Grumpy Cat's owner, Tabatha Bundesen, has raked in millions because of her internet-famous pet. Visit Business Insider's homepage for more stories. On September 22, 2012, T...
Tags: Instagram, Buzzfeed, Trends, Reddit, Grumpy Cat, Huffington Post, Cnbc, Pokey, Tabatha, Alyson Shontell, Bundesen, Tabatha Bundesen, Grumpy Cat Limited, Reddit Bundesen


10 things in tech you need to know today

Good morning! This is the tech news you need to know this Friday. The food delivery firm has raised $1.53 billion to date, making it one of the best-funded startups in Europe. Facebook is overrun with fake accounts impersonating tech execs like Tim Cook, Elon Musk, and Sundar Pichai. The existence of the accounts raise questions about Facebook's ability to police its app for malicious behaviour. Microsoft and Sony made a joint announcement that they would "explore joint development of future ...
Tags: Apple, Facebook, Instagram, Microsoft, US, Trends, Malaysia, Sony, Airbnb, Donald Trump, Huawei, Sundar Pichai, Cnbc, Alexa, Trump, Angela Ahrendts


WPP sales drop sharply in North America: 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; sign up here. Client losses took a toll on WPP’s first-quarter results, especially in North America. The ad giant said its North American net sales--what it calls revenue less pass-through costs--plunged 8.5 percent year-on-year. WPP lost its longtime creative assignment for Ford Motor Co., among other accounts, and the company...
Tags: Google, Amazon, Facebook, Instagram, Advertising, Disney, Comcast, Sports Illustrated, North America, Audi, Hulu, 21st Century Fox, Wall Street Journal, Cnbc, WPP, Ogilvy


The state of digital in April 2019: all the numbers you need to know

It’s only been three months since we published our first round of Digital 2019 reports, but our new Q2 Global Digital Statshot shows that the connected world has already changed considerably during that time. Essential headlines   Global internet users grew by 8.6 per cent over the past twelve months, with 350 million new users contributing to an overall total of 4.437 billion by the start of April 2019. Social media user numbers have also registered solid growth, increasing b...
Tags: Apple, Google, Amazon, Facebook, Twitter, Instagram, Indonesia, China, Russia, India, Digital, US, Social Media, Seo, Linkedin, Snapchat



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