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A sportswear startup's line of luxury jacket NFTs sold out in minutes. Now the CEO is scouting out land in the metaverse for a virtual store.

ASRV's 2022 winter clothing lineDerek Reynolds/ASRV ASRV released 60 NFTs of a luxury jacket as part of its winter clothing release. They sold out in less than 30 minutes.  The company joins the likes of Nike and Adidas in betting on the metaverse as the future of retail.  CEO Jay Barton said brands can leverage NFTs as a way to crowdsource success. Sign up here for our daily newsletter, 10 Things Before the Opening Bell. Sportswear company ASRV launched its first-ever non-fungible token ...
Tags: Instagram, Trends, Nike, Adidas, Nasa, Forbes, Beverly Hills California, NFT, Barton, Decentraland, Phil Rosen, Asrv, Jay Barton, Things Before the Opening Bell Sportswear


The rise and fall of Elizabeth Holmes, the Theranos founder who went from being a Silicon Valley star to being found guilty of wire fraud and conspiracy

Elizabeth Holmes leaves after a hearing at a federal court in San Jose, California, on July 17, 2019.Reuters/Stephen Lam Elizabeth Holmes dropped out of Stanford at 19 to start Theranos and grew its value to $9 billion. Later, technology flaws were exposed, and Theranos and Holmes were charged with "massive fraud." On Monday, Holmes was found guilty on 4 of 11 counts of wire fraud and conspiracy, which could send her to prison for decades. Visit Business Insider's homepage for more storie...
Tags: Apple, Startups, Hbo, New York, Science, Instagram, Abc, California, Steve Jobs, Washington, Cbs News, Finance, Stanford, China, Singapore, Careers


Silicon Valley is a breeding ground for rivalries. Here are the biggest feuds between some of the world's most powerful executives.

Elon Musk, left, and Jeff Bezos have one of the longest-running rivalries in tech.Lambert/Ullstein Bild/Getty Images; Alex Wong/Getty Images; Blue Origin; Samantha Lee/Insider While there are many close friendships in Silicon Valley, there are also plenty of feuds. Some appear to be friendly rivalries, like Marc Benioff and Larry Ellison.  Others, like Elon Musk and Jeff Bezos, are more contentious. Mark Zuckerberg and Jack Dorsey Phillip Faraone/Getty Images for WIRED25; Francois Mori/AP ...
Tags: Apple, Amazon, Facebook, Mark Zuckerberg, Twitter, Spacex, Elon Musk, Cook, Jobs, Instagram, Microsoft, Steve Jobs, Washington, US, San Francisco, Trends


15 Top Fashion Influencers

Fashion influencers have become a vital aspect of the social media marketing channel. Almost everyone has established a presence in the virtual lives of users. Customers flock to social media and fashion influencers, whether it’s learning about a new product or a new fashion brand. What is a Fashion Influencer? If you have a social media presence, it is good to know what’s an influencer overall. Similarly, a fashion influencer is an icon or a personality who is mainly focused and centered on ...
Tags: New York, Instagram, Australia, Germany, Sales, Los Angeles, San Francisco, Social Media, Marketing Strategy, United States, United Kingdom, Italy, Dubai, Rebecca Minkoff, Levi, Forbes


Jack Dorsey and Mark Zuckerberg were rivals long before Dorsey mocked Facebook's metaverse plan. Theirs is just one of a dozen yearslong feuds between some of the world's most powerful tech leaders.

Twitter CEO Jack Dorsey, left, and Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg. Joe Raedle/Getty Images; Mark Lennihan/AP Photo While there are many close friendships in Silicon Valley, there are also plenty of feuds. Some appear to be friendly rivalries, like Salesforce CEO Marc Benioff and Oracle founder Larry Ellison. Others are more contentious: Elon Musk and Jeff Bezos, for example, have been feuding for years. Silicon Valley is a breeding ground for rivalries. In a place where world-changing ideas...
Tags: Apple, Amazon, Facebook, Mark Zuckerberg, Twitter, Spacex, Elon Musk, Cook, Jobs, Instagram, Microsoft, Steve Jobs, Washington, US, San Francisco, Trends


10 things in tech you need to know today

Matt McClain-Pool/Getty Images Good morning and welcome to 10 Things in Tech. If this was forwarded to you, sign up here. ​​Plus, download Insider's app for news on the go - click here for iOS and here for Android.Let's get started.1. Facebook's whistleblower testified that "the buck stops with Mark." Frances Haugen told a Senate committee that there's no one currently holding Zuckerberg accountable - but that a federal oversight board could keep Facebook in check.But Ha...
Tags: Apple, Amazon, Facebook, Instagram, Senate, Africa, US, Newsletter, Trends, Tech, Tesla, Silicon Valley, Musk, Zuckerberg, Forbes, Richard Blumenthal


Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez slams Facebook during outage, saying company's 'monopolistic behavior' saying it's destructive to 'free society and democracy'

Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez(D-NY) listens as Facebook Chairman and CEO Mark Zuckerberg testifies before the House Financial Services Committee on "An Examination of Facebook and Its Impact on the Financial Services and Housing Sectors" in the Rayburn House Office Building in Washington, DC on October 23, 2019. MANDEL NGAN/AFP via Getty Images A Monday outage took Facebook-owned companies offline- including WhatsApp and Instagram. Rep. Ocasio-Cortez slammed the company saying it is a thr...
Tags: Facebook, Mark Zuckerberg, Politics, Media, Instagram, Politico, Trends, Whatsapp, Washington Dc, Financial Services, Latin America, Forbes, Aoc, Sen Elizabeth Warren, Facebook It, Instagram Facebook


The Top TikTok Influencers of 2021

Since its launch in 2016, the social media platform TikTok has seen explosive growth. The go-to social media platform for short-form videos spanning from fifteen seconds to three minutes has garnered over a billion users and downloaded over 200 million times in the US alone. The appeal of TikTok is that it lets users use the platform to create and share popular videos that include dancing, comedy, education, and more. The popularity of TikTok makes it possible not only to advertise but piggybac...
Tags: Coffee, Facebook, Florida, UK, Instagram, Youtube, India, Disney, US, Sales, Los Angeles, Marketing Strategy, Barcelona, Indiana, Netflix, Philippines


The rise and fall of Elizabeth Holmes, the Theranos founder who is now on trial for fraud

Elizabeth Holmes leaves after a hearing at a federal court in San Jose, California, on July 17, 2019. Reuters/Stephen Lam Elizabeth Holmes dropped out of Stanford at 19 to start Theranos, and grew its value to $9 billion. Later, technology flaws were exposed, and Theranos and Holmes were charged with "massive fraud." Jury selection for Holmes' fraud trial began Tuesday. She could face up to 20 years in prison. Visit Business Insider's homepage for more stories. In 2014, blood-test...
Tags: Apple, Startups, Hbo, New York, Science, Instagram, Abc, California, Steve Jobs, Washington, Cbs News, Finance, Stanford, China, Singapore, US


Florida's Fired Covid-19 Data Manager 'Permanently Suspended' From Twitter (slashdot)

Florida's fired Department of Health data manager Rebekah Jones has been "permanently suspended" from Twitter, "for violations of the Twitter Rules on spam and platform manipulation," a Twitter spokesperson tells Slashdot. Florida's Sun-Sentinel reports: Jones, a former Department of Health data manager fired for alleged insubordination, emerged as a political lightning rod as COVID-19 cases spiked in Florida last year. Supporters see her as a whistleblower speaking truth to power and exposing...
Tags: Twitter, Florida, News, Instagram, Washington Post, Jones, Forbes, Department Of Health, Slashdot, Florida Department of Health, DeSantis, EditorDavid, COVID, Rebekah Jones, Slashdot Florida s Sun Sentinel


Florida's Fired Covid-19 Data Manager 'Permanently Suspended' From Twitter

Florida's fired Department of Health data manager Rebekah Jones has been "permanently suspended" from Twitter, "for violations of the Twitter Rules on spam and platform manipulation," a Twitter spokesperson tells Slashdot. Florida's Sun-Sentinel reports: Jones, a former Department of Health data manager fired for alleged insubordination, emerged as a political lightning rod as COVID-19 cases spiked in Florida last year. Supporters see her as a whistleblower speaking truth to power and exposing...
Tags: Twitter, Florida, Instagram, Washington Post, Tech, Jones, Forbes, Department Of Health, Slashdot, Florida Department of Health, DeSantis, COVID, Rebekah Jones, Slashdot Florida s Sun Sentinel


Win a Social Makeover for Your Small Business

Social media is scaling—exponentially. In fact, “More than half a billion people have joined social media platforms in the last 12 months,” according to Henk Campher, VP of corporate marketing at Hootsuite, a global leader in social media management. This astounding growth is due, in part, to the impact of the coronavirus pandemic, which accelerated the need for SMBs to digitize. But, Campher says, while “social media has become the place for businesses to engage and drive purpose…not every SMB ...
Tags: Business, Instagram, Sales & Marketing, Usa Today, Hootsuite, Forbes, Right Now, Custom, Ryan Holmes, Henk Campher, Arlene Dickinson, Steve Strauss, Vasin Lee Shutterstock, Campher, Gabrielle Bienasz, North America Hootsuite


Trump Spawned a New Group of Mega-Donors Who Now Hold Sway Over the GOP’s Future

This story first appeared at ProPublica on May 6. ProPublica is a Pulitzer Prize-winning investigative newsroom. Sign up for The Big Story newsletter to receive stories like this one in your inbox. Wesley Barnett was just as surprised as anyone to learn from news reports that the Jan. 6 Trump rally that turned into a violent assault on the U.S. Capitol was funded by Julia Jenkins Fancelli, an heiress to the fortune of the popular Publix supermarket chain. But Barnett had extra cause for be...
Tags: Facebook, Florida, New York, News, Instagram, California, Washington Post, Montana, Washington, White House, China, Russia, Alabama, America, Spain, European Union


5 Myths About Page Speed

Many site owners make the mistake of associating a high-performance grade with great site speed. It doesn’t help that there are many myths and misconceptions about page speed. In reality, if you want to build a fast website, you need to optimize it for SEO, improve its user experience, and increase conversions. All these factors are unaffected by how high your site is graded on a page speed testing tool. In this post, we’ll debunk common myths prevalent among website owners and go over actio...
Tags: Google, Photography, News, Css, Php, Pingdom, Forbes, NY Times HBR


17-year-old Lamborghini driver admits vehicular manslaughter in deadly West LA crash

INGLEWOOD — A 17-year-old boy who was behind the wheel of a Lamborghini SUV that slammed into a woman in West Los Angeles at more than 100 mph admitted to a Juvenile Court petition Friday charging him with vehicular manslaughter. The teenager was placed on house arrest pending his next court appearance in Inglewood on June 30, when a disposition date is scheduled to be set, according to the Los Angeles County District Attorney’s Office. Monique Munoz, 32, died at the scene of the Feb. 17 crash a...
Tags: News, Instagram, La, Sport, Crash, Soccer, Riverside County, Los Angeles Times, Monique, Forbes, Pomona, Inglewood, Los Angeles County, Munoz, Los Angeles Police Department, Juvenile Court


10 things in tech you need to know today

Britta Pedersen-Pool/Getty Images Good morning! This is the tech news you need to know this Tuesday. Sign up here to get this email in your inbox every morning.Have an Amazon Alexa device? Listen to this update by searching "Business Insider" in your flash briefing settings.China blocked Clubhouse. The invite-only audio app remained uncensored in China until Monday, with citizens flocking to it to discuss political topics such as Xinjiang's Uighur detention camps and Taiwan independence.Te...
Tags: Apple, Facebook, UK, Instagram, China, Trends, Tesla, Bloomberg, Taiwan, Nvidia, Silicon Valley, Xinjiang, Hyundai, Kia, Financial Times, Anne Wojcicki


In court documents about the pro-Trump riots at the Capitol, Facebook is cited far more than any other social network

Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg leaving The Merrion Hotel in Dublin, Ireland after a meeting with politicians to discuss regulation of social media and harmful content in April 2019. Niall Carson/PA Images via Getty Images Court documents related to the Capitol riots on January 6 mention Facebook more than any other social-media site. A George Washington University group is cataloging court documents about those arrested in connection with the riots. Reviewing the documents, Forbes found Face...
Tags: Apple, Facebook, Mark Zuckerberg, Twitter, Crime, Instagram, Law, Congress, Youtube, Washington, Trends, Social Media, Sheryl Sandberg, Forbes, Trump, George Washington University


Meet the millennial designer and CEO who wants to make comfort clothing the new power dressing

Misha Nonoo. Courtesy of Misha Nonoo Misha Nonoo is a fashion designer best known for her eponymous label, launched in 2011.  The label has been seen on everyone from Meghan Markle to Bella Hadid, Cate Blanchett to Amal Clooney.  Speaking to Insider, Nonoo talks her career beginnings, the pandemic, and her latest collection.  Visit Business Insider's homepage for more stories. Way back in 2011, Misha Nonoo was having brunch with some friends in Manhattan. She was around 25 at the time, spo...
Tags: Facebook, New York, London, Instagram, China, Los Angeles, Trends, Paris, Manhattan, Peru, Amal Clooney, Misha, Forbes, Beatrice, Facebook COO Sheryl Sandberg, Sandberg


Insiders who worked with Instagram mega influencer Danielle Bernstein say she rips off fashion designers and gets away with it

Influencer Danielle Bernstein sells her branded clothing in stores such as Saks Fifth Avenue and Nordstrom. Some designers claim her retail empire is partially built on copied designs. Dia Dipasupil/Getty Images; Hollis Johnson/Insider; Samantha Lee/Insider An Insider investigation has uncovered three new allegations of copying against the Instagram mega influencer Danielle Bernstein.  Two people who worked with Bernstein said she emulated a fabric print from the billion-dollar Italian fas...
Tags: Asia, Nordstrom, New York, Instagram, California, New York City, US, Trends, Brooklyn, Paris, Italy, Manhattan, Zara, Whitney, Asos, Klear


Equal access to capital and entrepreneurship is the final civil rights movement

Joseph Heller Contributor Joseph Heller is a small businesses expert and the CEO of Supplied, a wholesale platform for small businesses and brands that makes it easier for boutique owners to access high-quality, affordable items. Context is always important. In the grand scheme of things, I have privilege: I was born a male, in the most powerful country in the world, during the most prosperous time in history, to parents who both went to college, all in a middle...
Tags: Startups, Column, Instagram, Opinion, China, Nigeria, America, San Francisco, Tech, Diversity, United States, Beverly Hills, Silicon Valley, Joseph Heller, UC Berkeley, Ghana


Camila Coelho went from working the Dior counter at Macy's to attending Dior dinners in Paris. Here's what she learned about launching a new business in 2020.

Camila Coelho. Courtesy of Camila Coelho Camila Coelho, 32, is a content creator and entrepreneur known for her presence on YouTube and Instagram as well as her eponymous fashion line. She got her start in the beauty and fashion industry as a YouTuber in the early 2010s, where she was known for her makeup tutorials.  In an interview with Business Insider, Coelho talks about her fashion line and her foray into the beauty industry. Visit Insider's homepage for more stories. YouTuber becomes ...
Tags: Media, Instagram, Small Business, Youtube, France, Entrepreneur, Trends, Strategy, Social Media, Wealth, Features, Canada, United States, Paris, Brazil, Diane Von Furstenberg


'You just drove 100 mph into a brick wall': Brooklyn lingerie brand slams mega-influencer Danielle Bernstein's fashion blog for suing after it claimed she copied its designs

Danielle Bernstein, popular influencer, at Paris Fashion Week in 2019. Christian Vierig/Getty Images "WeWoreWhat," Danielle Bernstein's fashion blog with 2.5 million followers on Instagram, is in a legal dispute with Brooklyn-based lingerie company The Great Eros.  The Great Eros has claimed Bernstein copied the pattern of its signature tissue paper and put a similar design on wallpaper, swimsuits, and other apparel.  Bernstein said that she had never purchased or been gifted anything from...
Tags: New York, News, Instagram, Trends, Brooklyn, Retail, Intellectual Property, Apparel, Paris Fashion Week, Forbes, Matisse, Bernstein, Perez, Macy, Danielle, AIC


The Entrepreneur’s Faces: 10 Entrepreneurial Types and Their Journey

THE leadership we need now can be found in the entrepreneurial mindset—the characteristics found in entrepreneurs. Authors Jonathan Littman and Susanna Camp have categorized the nature of this mindset into ten types or faces in The Entrepreneur’s Faces. More than just static labels, there you’re your pathway into the entrepreneurial mindset and the solutions that can bring. As if the changes in technology haven’t left many wondering what to do next, the reaction to the COVID-19 virus has left m...
Tags: Facebook, Leadership, Instagram, Entrepreneurship, San Francisco, Chinatown, Allan, Forbes, Jonathan Littman, Red Herring, Susanna Camp, Allan Young Allan Young, Allan Young, Walden Books


Meet the millennial entrepreneur who just scored a $1 million investment for her inclusive 'Black Girl Sunscreen' brand

Shontay Lundy. Shontay Lundy Shontay Lundy is the founder of Black Girl Sunscreen, a company she founded in 2016.  She founded the company to provide people of color, especially Black people, with a sunscreen that does not leave a white cast on their skin.  Lundy also says she started the company to help fight the myth that Black people do not need to wear sunscreen at all.  In an interview with Business Insider, Lundy talks about securing funding for her brand and why it's important for p...
Tags: Instagram, Rihanna, Trends, Black, Forbes, Lundy, Black Girl Sunscreen, Shontay Lundy, Dominic Madori Davis, Shontay Lundy Shontay Lundy Shontay Lundy, Shontay Lundy Lundy


The 20 richest people in media, who have a collective net worth of more than $190 billion

Former Mayor of New York Michael Bloomberg speaks at the dedication ceremony of the Memorial Glade at the 9/11 Memorial site in the Manhattan borough of New York, New York, May 30, 2019. Carlo Allegri/Reuters Worth a combined $192 billion, media's richest players are behind massive publications such as Bloomberg and Reuters, and entertainment brands like Marvel and Fortnite. Business Insider has compiled a list of the 20 richest people in media, based on their industry classification in th...
Tags: Photos, New York Post, New York, Media, Instagram, Yahoo, Australia, Life, Berlin, New York City, Amc, Israel, Marvel, Disney, US, Dallas Mavericks


How Starbucks drinks have changed over the last 10 years, from strawless lids to real pumpkin in the PSL

Starbucks announced it would begin adding pumpkin puree to its iconic pumpkin spice latte in 2015. onajourney/Shutterstock For Starbucks customers, the last ten years have meant many new ways to enjoy their morning coffee. From a focus on "Instagrammable" drinks that go viral to more sustainable initiatives such as strawless lids, Starbucks drinks have undergone quite a few changes as the company strives to reach billions of consumers worldwide. The Pink Drink, Starbucks Refreshers, and ...
Tags: Coffee, Drinks, New York, Instagram, Washington Post, Trends, Bloomberg, Features, Retail, Harry Potter, Starbucks, Cnbc, Psl, Forbes, McDonald, Dunkin


The business genius of Travis Scott: How the rapper built a nearly $40 million net worth through music and lucrative partnerships with brands like Nike and McDonald's

Travis Scott surprises crew and customers at McDonald's for the launch of the Travis Scott Meal on September 08, 2020 in Downey, California. Jerritt Clark/Getty Images for McDonald's Travis Scott is a singer, lyricist, and producer who collaborates with brands across food, fashion, and entertainment. Scott collaborated with McDonald's in September 2020 to make the Travis Scott meal. The deal also included Cactus Jack shirts for employees, McDonald's-themed merch, and a commercial s...
Tags: Photos, Entertainment, Life, Boston, NFL, Colin Kaepernick, Trends, Strategy, Nike, Features, Netflix, Paris, Vogue, Michael Jordan, Manhattan, Mlb


Neymar seals Puma sponsorship deal

Paris (AFP) – Neymar has sealed an endorsement deal with Puma, the German company announced on Saturday, two weeks after the Brazilian superstar left his long-time sponsor Nike. “Welcome to the fam @neymarjr #KingIsBack” Puma tweeted alongside a photo of the Paris Saint-Germain striker, kitted out in the sportswear giant’s clothes. The world’s most expensive player confirmed his new role as Puma’s poster boy in an open letter posted on social media. “I grew up watching videos of great football ...
Tags: Instagram, Nike, Sport, Barcelona, Soccer, Paris, Puma, Psg, Neymar, Ibiza, Forbes, Afp, Paris Saint Germain, Ligue, Maradona, AFP Neymar


Beyoncé and Jay-Z are reportedly chartering an Italian superyacht that costs more than $2 million a week to rent — take a look inside

Jay-Z and Beyonce are chartering a new superyacht. Copyright Imperial Photo by Jeff Brown / Breed Media Beyonce spent her birthday vacationing on a high-end ship in Croatia with Jay-Z and their three kids, the Daily Mail and Total Croatia News reported earlier this week.  Imperial, a luxury yacht broker, is chartering the new superyacht called Lana, which can hold up to 12 guests and 31 crew members and will be available for private reservations, starting in the spring.  More than 300 feet...
Tags: Photos, Beyonce, Jay Z, Life, Trends, Features, Yacht, Croatia, Jay, Cnbc, Forbes, Madison Square Garden, Miami Florida, Imperial, NARAS, Lana


How Starbucks drinks have changed over the last 10 years, from strawless lids to real pumpkin in the PSL

Starbucks announced it would begin adding pumpkin puree to its iconic pumpkin spice latte in 2015. onajourney/Shutterstock For Starbucks customers, the last ten years have meant many new ways to enjoy their morning coffee. From a focus on "Instagrammable" drinks that go viral to more sustainable initiatives such as strawless lids, Starbucks drinks have undergone quite a few changes as the company strives to reach billions of consumers worldwide. The Pink Drink, Starbucks Refreshers, and T...
Tags: Coffee, Drinks, New York, Instagram, Washington Post, Trends, Bloomberg, Features, Retail, Harry Potter, Starbucks, Cnbc, Psl, Forbes, McDonald, Dunkin



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