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Elon Musk called Jeff Bezos a copycat — again — over Amazon's Zoox acquisition. Here are 9 other rivalries that have formed between some of the world's biggest tech CEOs.

While there are many close friendships among tech CEOs in Silicon Valley, there are plenty of feuds, too.  Some appear to be friendly rivalries — like Salesforce CEO Marc Benioff and Oracle CEO Larry Ellison — but others have become more contentious.  Tim Cook and Mark Zuckerberg, for example, have been openly feuding for years, while Elon Musk and Jeff Bezos have made digs at each other over outer space.  Visit Business Insider's homepage for more stories. Silicon Valley is a breeding ground...
Tags: Apple, Amazon, Facebook, Mark Zuckerberg, Twitter, Spacex, Elon Musk, Cook, Jobs, Instagram, Microsoft, Steve Jobs, Washington, Time, San Francisco, Trends


Facebook's former 'conscience' Chris Cox quit last year after clashing with Mark Zuckerberg. Now that he's back, employees wonder if things will be different. (FB)

Chris Cox, a beloved Facebook employee who quit a year ago amid clashes with Mark Zuckerberg, is returning. Cox and Zuckerberg disagreed with the direction of the company, including on plans to more closely integrate its apps. His return raises the question of what changed: Is Zuckerberg open to concessions, or did Cox change his mind? It will also help to alleviate tensions at the company, which is suffering from unprecedented employee unrest. Got a tip about Facebook? Contact this reporter a...
Tags: Facebook, Mark Zuckerberg, Twitter, Instagram, Trends, Bloomberg, Harvard, Signal, Harvard Business Review, Zuckerberg, Trump, Christensen, Cox, Chris Cox, Clayton Christensen, Rob Price


Mark Zuckerberg's product boss left Facebook a year ago over 'artistic differences.' Now that Chris Cox is back, the key question is whose vision won? (FB)

Chris Cox, a beloved Facebook employee who quit a year ago amid clashes with Mark Zuckerberg, is returning. Cox and Zuckerberg disagreed with the direction of the company, including on plans to more closely integrate its apps. His return raises the question of what changed: Is Zuckerberg open to concessions, or did Cox change his mind? It will also help to alleviate tensions at the company, which is suffering from unprecedented employee unrest. Got a tip about Facebook? Contact this reporter a...
Tags: Facebook, Mark Zuckerberg, Twitter, Instagram, Trends, Bloomberg, Harvard, Signal, Harvard Business Review, Zuckerberg, Trump, Christensen, Cox, Chris Cox, Clayton Christensen, Rob Price


Jeff Bezos and Elon Musk have feuded for over a decade about space travel. Here are 9 other rivalries between some of the world's biggest tech CEOs.

While there are many close friendships among tech CEOs in Silicon Valley, there are plenty of feuds, too.  Some appear to be friendly rivalries — like Salesforce CEO Marc Benioff and Oracle CEO Larry Ellison — but others have become more contentious.  Tim Cook and Mark Zuckerberg, for example, have been openly feuding for years, while Elon Musk and Jeff Bezos have made digs at each other over outer space.  Visit Business Insider's homepage for more stories. Silicon Valley is a breeding ground...
Tags: Apple, Amazon, Facebook, Mark Zuckerberg, Twitter, Spacex, Elon Musk, Cook, Jobs, Instagram, Microsoft, Steve Jobs, Washington, Time, San Francisco, Trends


Instagram founder Kevin Systrom once reportedly saved Ashton Kutcher's life during a house fire (FB)

Ashton Kutcher was once reportedly saved by Instagram founder Kevin Systrom after a ski house they were staying at went up in flames. That's according to Bloomberg reporter Sarah Frier's new book, "No Filter: The Inside Story of Instagram." Kutcher had invited Systrom to a weekend trip in Utah, along with several other startup founders. But around 4 a.m., the wall next the fireplace started on fire. Systrom woke up Kutcher and all the other guests and made sure everyone got out safely.  While ...
Tags: Facebook, Mark Zuckerberg, Utah, Hollywood, Instagram, Trends, Bloomberg, Ashton Kutcher, Jack Dorsey, Kevin Systrom, Mike Krieger, Guy Oseary, Systrom, Kutcher, Sarah Frier, Joshua Kushner


Billionaire tech mogul Larry Ellison says he and Elon Musk are 'close friends.' Here are 8 other tech exec friendships that have thrived in the competitive world of Silicon Valley.

Silicon Valley might be competitive, but it also appears to be a breeding ground for friendships among its famous execs. It makes sense: the tech world is home to some of the richest people in the world, and life can probably get a little lonely at the top.  Elon Musk, for example, is close friends with Google cofounders Larry Page and Sergey Brin, as well as Twitter and Square CEO Jack Dorsey.  Larry Ellison gave a eulogy at Steve Jobs' funeral, and he also has a love/hate relationship with c...
Tags: Apple, Google, Facebook, Mark Zuckerberg, Twitter, Spacex, Elon Musk, Jobs, Instagram, Microsoft, Steve Jobs, San Francisco, Trends, Tesla, Bloomberg, Larry Page


Instagram's founder was reportedly so obsessed with how the company's offices looked that he had employees' trash cans removed to avoid clutter (FB)

Instagram founder Kevin Systrom once removed employees' trash cans from their desks because he hated how cluttered the company's offices looked.  That's according to Bloomberg reporter Sarah Frier's new book, "No Filter: The Inside Story of Instagram." The book delves into Instagram's history and company culture, including a time in 2015 when Systrom, fed up with Instagram's less-than-aesthetically-pleasing office space, had wilted employee anniversary balloons cut down, desk clutter removed, ...
Tags: Facebook, Mark Zuckerberg, New York, Instagram, Drew Houston, Trends, Bloomberg, Silicon Valley, Kevin Systrom, Mike Krieger, Zuckerberg, Menlo Park, New York San Francisco, Systrom, Menlo Park California, Sarah Frier



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