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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


How to mimic sunlight in the studio – The Lighting Series #3

While this picture has kept me busy for a long time; it’s actually pretty easy! The goal was to create a summery picture. But it was December, and we shot inside the studio. Here’s how we did it. Equipment 1x normal reflector with color foil (1/4 CTO) on a 500Ws monoblock 2x Striplight with color foils […] The post How to mimic sunlight in the studio – The Lighting Series #3 appeared first on DIY Photography.
Tags: Photography, Tutorials, Cto, Strobist, Studio Lighting, Lighting Diagram, The Lighting Series


Just missed millions: These 8 people walked away from early jobs at billion-dollar companies

Startups come and go, meaning that those in the tech world often face the dilmemma of pick at which company where they'll actually be successful in the future. Major tech executives who have turned down lucrative offers include Instagram's Kevin Systrom and Bachelorette's Ali Fedotowsky. Here are some other big names in Silicon Valley who may have missed out on millions from opportunities they turned down. Ali Fedotowsky walked away from Facebook when she opted to be ABC's Bachelorette. Robe...
Tags: Facebook, Instagram, Nbc, Abc, San Francisco, Trends, Zynga, Silicon Valley, Airbnb, Roberto Martinez, Kevin Systrom, Cto, Marc Benioff, Kevin Manno, Ali Fedotowsky, Mike


How Slack's CTO survived 2 failed game startups and a painful sale to Yahoo to build a $7.1 billion company

Slack is a popular workplace messaging service worth $7.1 billion and reportedly on the verge of going public. Its founding team, including British CTO Cal Henderson, have weathered a lot of successes and failures to get Slack where it is today. That includes trying and failing with to start two gaming companies, and selling the photo site Flickr to Yahoo. Henderson said after the founders' experiences with Yahoo, Slack is committed to staying independent and says it has a strong chance agains...
Tags: Google, Amazon, Facebook, London, Instagram, Microsoft, Yahoo, California, Youtube, Softbank, US, Trends, Zynga, Silicon Valley, Vancouver, Andreessen Horowitz


Social media content and analytics startup PressLogic raises $10M from popular Chinese selfie app Meitu

PressLogic founders Ryan Cheung and Edward Chow PressLogic, a Hong Kong-based social media content and data analytics startup, announced today that it has raised a $10 million Series A+ round from Meitu, developer of the popular Chinese selfie app. PressLogic will use the funds to launch its new lifestyle brand GirlStyle and enter e-commerce with its proprietary algorithms, which predict what topics will trend on social media among specific groups. The new round brings PressLogic’s total raised...
Tags: Fundings & Exits, Startups, TC, Facebook, Hong Kong, Instagram, Tech, Malaysia, Social Media Analytics, Cto, Data Analytics, Cheung, Meitu, MediaLens, PressLogic, Social Media Publishing


Robby Stein to talk about Instagram beyond Systrom at Disrupt Berlin

Last month, Instagram co-founders CEO Kevin Systrom and CTO Mike Krieger announced that they would be leaving Instagram and Facebook. All eyes are now on Instagram to figure out what’s going to happen to the photo and video app. That’s why I’m excited to announce that Instagram Product Director Robby Stein is joining us at TechCrunch Disrupt Berlin. Instagram is Facebook’s next big bet. Facebook’s growth has slowed down, which puts even more pressure on Instagram. Compared to Facebook, Instag...
Tags: Google, Mobile, Facebook, Apps, Instagram, Yahoo, Berlin, Tech, Kevin Systrom, Mike Krieger, Cto, Disrupt, Forbes, Facebook Instagram, Google Facebook, Stein


Real estate upstart Compass acquires part of shopping app Spring, including 20+ engineers and CTO

After raising $400 million in September in a round that valued it at $4.4 billion, the real estate startup Compass is making an acquisition to help it double down on growth: it is acquiring a portion of Spring, the mobile-first fashion shopping app that has raised more than $100 million since 2014, to work on parts of Compass’s AI-based  real estate platform, which provides a marketplace to post properties for sale and rental across the US and soon other countries. Compass and Spring are not di...
Tags: Google, Amazon, TC, Twitter, Instagram, US, Tech, Alibaba, Fidelity, Compass, Cto, Allon, Shoprunner, Robert Reffkin, Ori Allon, PitchBook Compass


Naya Health, once a promising breast pump startup, now leaving customers in the dark

With their loud noises and hard plastic flanges, breast pumps are the bane of many a new mother’s existence. Founded in 2013, Naya Health is one of the most notable tech startups working on a better pump. But the company’s support site is now shutdown and it’s stopped updating its social media accounts. In a report today, CNBC spoke to several customers who said their pumps, which cost $1,000 and aren’t covered by insurance, had stopped working, and Naya Health had not provided them with adequat...
Tags: Health, Startups, TC, Gadgets, Instagram, Babies, Tech, Cnbc, Cto, Alvarez, Breast Pump, Naya Health, Tandem Capital, Bojiang Capital, Janica Alvarez, Naya Health 's Facebook


Adam Mosseri Named New Instagram Chief, Taking Over With Exit of Co-Founders

Longtime Facebook exec Adam Mosseri has officially been named the new head of Instagram, assuming the helm after the surprise departure of the Facebook-owned service’s co-founders, CEO Kevin Systrom and CTO Mike Krieger. Mosseri, a 10-year veteran of Facebook, in May 2018 was named VP of product at Instagram. He previously oversaw the Facebook’s News […]
Tags: Facebook, News, Instagram, Kevin Systrom, Cto, Adam Mosseri, Mike Krieger Mosseri


The exciting life and rise of Instagram's CEO, the guy who shocked Facebook by quitting 6 years after selling his company to Mark Zuckerberg for $1 billion (FB)

After eight years, the founders of Instagram are leaving the company.  CEO Kevin Systrom and CTO Mike Krieger announced Monday that they are departing the mega-popular photo sharing social network , which was bought by Facebook for $1 billion in 2012.  The news came following months of turmoil and scandals for Facebook, and reportedly comes amid tension between the founders and Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg.  Still, it's something of a surprise that Systrom and Krieger would leave the app they...
Tags: Facebook, Mark Zuckerberg, Instagram, Boston, Trends, Kevin Systrom, Mike Krieger, Stanford University, Cto, Zipcar, Krieger, Systrom, Fortune See, Holliston Massachusetts, Swapit, Fortune Systrom


Facebook poisons the acquisition well

Who should you sell your startup to? Facebook and the founders of its former acquisitions are making a strong case against getting bought by Mark Zuckerberg and Co. After a half-decade of being seen as one of the most respectful and desired acquirers, a series of scandals has destroyed the image of Facebook’s M&A division. That could make it tougher to convince entrepreneurs to sell to Facebook, or force it to pay higher prices and put contractual guarantees of autonomy into the deals. WhatsA...
Tags: Google, TC, Facebook, Mark Zuckerberg, Instagram, Tech, Eu, Whatsapp, Harvard, Hillary Clinton, David Marcus, Xiaomi, Vr, Oculus, Kevin Systrom, Mike Krieger


Kevin Systrom is leaving Instagram — here's how he sold the app to Facebook for $1 billion and built it into a global phenomenon (FB)

After eight years, the founders of Instagram are leaving the company.  CEO Kevin Systrom and CTO Mike Krieger announced Monday that they are departing the mega-popular photo sharing social network , which was bought by Facebook for $1 billion in 2012.  The news came following months of turmoil and scandals for Facebook, and reportedly comes amid tension between the founders and Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg.  Still, it's something of a surprise that Systrom and Krieger would leave the app they...
Tags: Facebook, Mark Zuckerberg, Instagram, Boston, Trends, Kevin Systrom, Mike Krieger, Stanford University, Cto, Zipcar, Krieger, Systrom, Fortune See, Holliston Massachusetts, Swapit, Fortune Systrom


Why Instagram’s founders are resigning: independence from Facebook weakened

Facebook promised Instagram autonomy, but reduced it over time leading to today’s bombshell revelation. Eight years after launching Instagram and six years after selling it to Facebook, Instagram co-founders CEO Kevin Systrom and CTO Mike Krieger are leaving the company, according to The New York Times. The founders apparently did not give a reason for their departure when they informed the company today that they’re resigning and that they’ll depart in the next few weeks. But according...
Tags: Social, TC, Facebook, Apps, Mark Zuckerberg, Instagram, Stanford, Tech, Snapchat, Harvard, The New York Times, Talent, Kevin Systrom, Mike Krieger, TechCrunch, Cto


Both Instagram's cofounders are quitting after reported 'tensions' with Mark Zuckerberg (FB)

Instagram's two cofounders, Kevin Systrom and Mike Krieger, are leaving the company, they said in a statement on Monday night. The duo currently serve as the Facebook-owned photo-sharing app's CEO and CTO respectively. According to a report from Bloomberg, the departures come "after growing tensions with [Facebook CEO] Mark Zuckerberg over the direction of the product. It comes after months of chaos and scandals for Facebook. Instagram's cofounders are leaving the company. On Monday night, Ke...
Tags: Facebook, Mark Zuckerberg, Instagram, Trends, Bloomberg, Silicon Valley, The New York Times, Kevin Systrom, Wall Street Journal, Mike Krieger, Signal, Cto, Jan Koum, Samsung Galaxy Note, Zuckerberg, Mike


Instagram Co-Founders Resign (Report)

Instagram co-founders Kevin Systrom and Mike Krieger are reportedly stepping down from their respective roles as CEO and CTO at the image- and video-sharing giant, which is owned by Facebook. The New York Times reported that the duo informed Instagram’s senior management team and Facebook execs on Monday of their plans to leave the company in the […]
Tags: Facebook, News, Instagram, Kevin Systrom, Mike Krieger, Cto, Facebook The New York Times, Instagram Co


Instagram’s founders are reportedly resigning from Facebook

Eight years after launching Instagram and six years after selling it to Facebook, Instagram co-founders CEO Kevin Systrom and CTO Mike Krieger are leaving the company, according to The New York Times. The founders apparently did not give a reason for their departure when they informed the company today that they’ll depart in the next few weeks. But after growing the app to 1 billion users, conquering its archrival Snapchat, turning it into a massive advertising business, they may feel they’ve do...
Tags: Travel, TC, Facebook, Instagram, Stanford, Snapchat, The New York Times, Kevin Systrom, Mike Krieger, Cto, Zuckerberg, Facebook Instagram, Kevin Weil, Krieger, Systrom, Chris Daniels


Instagram CEO Kevin Systrom, Co-Founder Mike Krieger Are Leaving the Company

Instagram co-founders Kevin Systrom and Mike Krieger are stepping down from their respective roles as CEO and CTO at the image- and video-sharing giant, which is owned by Facebook. Systrom confirmed the move in a blog post Monday evening, following an earlier report by the New York Times about the duo’s departure. In the post, Systrom said he […]
Tags: News, Instagram, New York Times, Kevin Systrom, Mike Krieger, Cto, Systrom, Instagram CEO Kevin Systrom Co, Facebook Systrom


2 brothers who worked at Facebook are on a mission to help engineers avoid terrible startups and make a boatload of money (FB)

Two brothers are trying to help tech workers find jobs at hot startups most likely to increase tenfold in value. Ling and Thomas Bao are the cofounders of FutureEngine, a recruitment startup aimed at Silicon Valley. It showcases promising job opportunities to job-seekers that pass its screening tests, and the pair often take a fee for placing candidates. "There's no faster way to impact the world right now and generate personal wealth than to join a hypergrowth startup," CEO Ling Bao said. ...
Tags: Facebook, Instagram, Trends, Silicon Valley, Signal, Sheryl Sandberg, Cto, Thomas, Niantic, Ling, Bao, Thomas Bao, Ling Bao, FutureEngine


Bark brings in $9M to help parents track their kids’ online activity

Not to be confused with a dog-walking startup, Bark is a watchdog for kids’ and teens’ internet security. Today, it announces a $9 million Series A led by Signal Peak Ventures , with participation from Two Sigma Ventures, Symmetrical Ventures, Fuel Capital, Hallett Capital and Atlanta Seed Company. The round comes as the Atlanta-based company, which uses artificial intelligence to track kids’ online activity and notifies parents when its algorithm finds concerning content, passes an impr...
Tags: Google, TC, Apps, Twitter, Instagram, Microsoft, Tech, Atlanta, Cto, Bason, Signal Peak Ventures, Karlin Ventures, Techcrunch Disrupt New York, Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School, Facebook Instagram Pinterest Snap, Brian Bason


Why Instagram Is Making It Easy For Anyone To Request Verification

As Facebook dealt with the fallout from the Cambridge Analytica scandal, coupled with a host of other weighty issues — Russian election interference, fake news, and harassment — there was an underlying question on the minds of many in the tech community: What about Instagram? How long could the Facebook-owned social media app sidestep the challenges and criticisms facing its parent company?The truth is, Instagram has long had its own problems. These issues — including bots, celebrity imposter a...
Tags: Facebook, Fashion, Music, Instagram, Reddit, Cto, Krieger, Cambridge Analytica, Mike Krieger Instagram


Instagram announces verification requests, transparency tools and stronger 2FA

Instagram has introduced a wide-ranging set of new tools today with security and transparency in mind. In a blog post titled “New Tools to Keep Instagram Safe,” the company is announcing three significant updates: an “About This Account” section to provide users more context about accounts with large followings, a form through which accounts can request a coveted blue verified badge and support for third-party authenticator apps. Instagram’s new “About This Account” section is designed to giv...
Tags: Google, Social, TC, Instagram, Tech, Mike Krieger, Cto, Request Verification Instagram


The 5 Best and Most Effective Light Modifiers for Photographers

For any serious photographer who wants to create perfect lighting conditions, various light modifiers are necessary tools. There are many options available for producing light as well as modifying it to create interesting results. It is crucial to be well-informed about the characteristics of each modifier in order to make smart choices. Regardless of the light source that you regularly use in your photography (daylight, continuous or flash), light modifiers can surely help you improve your work...
Tags: Photography, Gear, Cto


Facebook poaches new CMO Antonio Lucio from HP

Amidst Facebook’s biggest branding crisis, It’s just hired a veteran CMO formerly of Pepsi and Visa to boost the social network’s external image and cross-promote features inside its apps. Antonio Lucio today announced he’ll be leaving his role as HP’s CMO after three years to take that post at Facebook starting September 4th. He’s replacing Gary Briggs who in January said he’d be stepping down after five years to advise companies and work with the Democrats. Lucio’s hispanic background an...
Tags: Social, TC, Facebook, Apps, Instagram, Tech, CMO, Hp, Talent, Pepsico, Sheryl Sandberg, Cto, Forbes, Cox, Pepsi, Antonio


10 things in tech you need to know today (AAPL)

Good morning! This is the tech news you need to know this Friday. 1. Apple officially became the first $1 trillion US company. Shares of Apple climbed on Thursday to hit $207.05, making it the first US company to reach a market value of $1 trillion. 2. Spotify users are threatening to cancel their subscriptions if the streaming service doesn't completely remove podcasts made by conspiracy theorist Alex Jones. Spotify has removed certain episodes, citing its policy on 'hate content.' 3. Amazon r...
Tags: Apple, Amazon, Spotify, Elon Musk, Instagram, Steve Jobs, US, Trends, Tesla, Nintendo, Evan Spiegel, Oracle, Cnbc, Alexa, Cto, Snap


Fake news inquiry calls for social media levy to defend democracy

A UK parliamentary committee which has been running a multi-month investigation into the impact of online disinformation on political campaigning — and on democracy itself — has published a preliminary report highlighting what it describes as “significant concerns” over the risks to “shared values and the integrity of our democratic institutions”. It’s calling for “urgent action” from government and regulatory bodies to “build resilience against misinformation and disinformation into our democra...
Tags: Social, Facebook, Mark Zuckerberg, Europe, UK, Instagram, Advertising Tech, Government, Time, US, Social Media, Tech, Eu, European Union, Turkey, Artificial Intelligence


FameGame wants to recreate reality TV for a mobile age

The pre-social media phenomenon that was early 2000s American Idol might be a weird place to spend a lot of focus when it comes to thinking about the future. But it’s also worth noting how little these types of shows adapted to build themselves into the fabric of live social commentary. Twitter has offered a nice second screen for thirsty users, but what would reality TV look like if it was built for the smartphone? The team behind FameGame is aiming to answer these very fascinating/worrying que...
Tags: Startups, TC, Apps, Instagram, Tech, Cto, FameGame, Alexandra Botez, Botez, Ruben Mayer Hirshfeld


Sound illusion: Do you hear “Yanny” or “Laurel”?

Take a listen to this short audio clip of a computerized voice speaking a single word repeated twice: Do you hear it saying “Laurel” or “Yanny”? Opinions are mixed: some people report hearing “Laurel” and others “Yanny”. Both Vox and the NY Times took stabs at possible explanations. Of course, in the grand tradition of internet reportage, we turned to a scientist to make this article legitimately newsworthy. Dr. Jody Kreiman, a principal investigator at the voice perception laboratory at ...
Tags: Instagram, Georgia, Broadway, Vox, Castro, Cto, Jason Kottke, Ny Times, Katie, Laurel, University of California Los Angeles, Yanni, Fernando Castro, Louise Matsakis, Hetzel, Insta Story


Facebook undergoes a huge executive reshuffle

Facebook is undergoing one of the biggest executive reshuffles in its history, the company announced internally today, Recode reports. Mark Zuckerberg is still the king of the castle, but everything below him is taking a different shape as WhatsApp, Messenger and Facebook’s Core app get new leaders. The company has been reorganized into three main groups: “Family of Apps,” which encompasses Instagram, Facebook’s core app, Messenger and WhatsApp; “New Platforms and Infrastructure,” which cover...
Tags: Travel, TC, Facebook, Mark Zuckerberg, Instagram, David Marcus, Cto, Jan Koum, Zuckerberg, Instagram Facebook, Chris Cox, Mike Schroepfer, Facebook s Core, Central Product Services, Kevin Weil Chris Daniels


Facebook restricts APIs, axes old Instagram platform amidst scandals

Facebook is entering a tough transition period where it won’t take chances around data privacy in the wake of the Cambridge Analytica fiasco, CTO Mike Schroepfer tells TechCrunch. That’s why it’s significantly limiting data available from or requiring approval for access to its Events, Groups, and Pages APIs plus Facebook Login. It’s also shutting down search by email or user name and changing its account recovery system after discovering malicious actors were using these to scrape people’s data...
Tags: TC, Facebook, Mark Zuckerberg, Instagram, Tech, Group, Pacific, Cto, Facebook This, Schroepfer, Mike Schroepfer, Cambridge Analytica, Facebook Login


These are the 64 startups unveiled at Y Combinator W18 Demo Day 2

Microbiome therapeutics, Photoshop for augmented reality, and cancer treatments were some of the ideas presented at Day 2 of startup accelerator Y Combinator’s Winter 2018 Demo Day. YC is increasingly using its massive class size (141 startups this time around) to fund especially risky frontier technology and biotech moonshots, while tempering the portfolio with more predictable enterprise companies. The accelerator still admits many international copycats of U.S. successes, and YC is also re...
Tags: TC, Facebook, Y Combinator, UK, Instagram, Microsoft, Labor, Indonesia, India, America, Dnc, Tech, Mit, Netflix, Harvard, Canada



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