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Tesla just entered uncharted territory (TSLA)

Tesla posted a huge quarterly loss on Wednesday, reversing two straight quarters of positive revenue and profits. Tesla's biggest challenge now is simply delivering vehicles to customers. Analysts and Tesla enthusiasts are entering unexplored territory — Tesla has never operated at these production and expense levels. For nearly its entire history, Tesla has been pegged as a tech company — a creation of Silicon Valley, where the firm is headquartered. By "tech," I don't mean "technology." Maj...
Tags: Amazon, Facebook, Europe, Instagram, California, US, Trends, General Motors, Tesla, Ford, Silicon Valley, West Coast, Detroit, Musk, Thomas Edison, US Tesla


Tesla just entered unchartered territory (TSLA)

Tesla posted ahuge quarterly loss on Wednesday, reversing two straight quarters of positive revenue and profits. Tesla's biggest challenge now is simply delivering vehicles to customers. Analysts and Tesla enthusiasts are entering unexplored territory — Tesla has never operated at these production and expense levels. For nearly its entire history, Tesla has been pegged as a tech company — a creation of Silicon Valley, where the firm is headquartered. By "tech," I don't mean "technology." Majo...
Tags: Amazon, Facebook, Europe, Instagram, California, US, Trends, General Motors, Tesla, Ford, Silicon Valley, West Coast, Detroit, Musk, Thomas Edison, Valley


Facebook updated a blog post and said the number of unencrypted Instagram user passwords was in the 'millions' not its previous estimate of 'tens of thousands' (FB)

Facebook has stored millions of Instagram users' passwords in an unencrypted format easily readable by its employees for years.  The news came on Thursday by way of an update to an existing company blog post, which in March, announced that unencrypted passwords for hundreds of millions of Facebook and Facebook Lite users had been accessible on its internal servers. At the time, the company also said the same issue affected "tens of thousands" of Instagram users. On Thursday, that number...
Tags: Facebook, Instagram, Trends, Eu, Silicon Valley, Brian Krebs, Facebook Lite


Facebook usage is slowly dwindling — but Instagram is booming (FB)

The average time people are spending on Facebook is continuing to decline. That's according to a new survey from financial services firm Cowen. But Instagram, the Facebook-owned photo-sharing app, is growing healthily. The data underlines the stark contrast between the scandal-rocked core Facebook social network and its buzzy sister app. Visit BusinessInsider.com for more stories. Facebook and Instagram are currently following very different paths. Time spent on the core Facebook app by its 1...
Tags: Apple, Google, Facebook, Mark Zuckerberg, Instagram, California, US, Trends, Deutsche Bank, Silicon Valley, Andreessen Horowitz, Signal, HARRIS, Cowen, John Blackledge, Cowen But Instagram the Facebook


Questions for Chase (Away) Bank

Questions for Chase (Away) Bank U.S.A. –-(Ammoland.com)- I have been a Chase Bank customer for years. Who knows how much longer it'll be? Will the company's thought police come for me next? How about you? If you are a non-leftist who does business with the financial giant owned by J.P. Morgan Chase & Co., you need to ask questions and get answers. On Tuesday, investigative journalist James O'Keefe and his Project Veritas team released a disturbing new video on the runaround that Chase officia...
Tags: Texas, Instagram, Guns, Obama, Toronto, America, Paypal, Chase, Silicon Valley, Trump, Michelle, U S Army, SPLC, Southern Poverty Law Center, Michelle Malkin, Chase Bank


An existential crisis led Shama Shukul Lee enter the vegan meat market with Sunfed Foods

The meat-free lifestyle is having a moment, buoyed by soft-focus Instagram accounts, the clean-eating fad and this week's hotly debated protests.But it's Silicon Valley that's really driving the shift, drawing on California's obsession... [Author: [email protected]]
Tags: Business, Instagram, California, Silicon Valley, Shama Shukul Lee


Facebook appears to be considering putting Messenger back in its main app (FB)

Facebook is thinking about re-adding Messenger to its core app. The company split it out years ago, forcing users to download an additional app to message their friends. A researcher digging through Facebook's code has found suggestions that it is now considering bringing it back into the fold. Facebook appears to be considering re-adding Messenger to its core app, years after removing it and spinning it out into a separate app. Jane Manchun Wong, a tech researcher who digs into popular apps'...
Tags: Facebook, Messenger, Instagram, Elizabeth Warren, Trends, Silicon Valley, Andreessen Horowitz, Signal, Watch Google, Jane Manchun Wong


An Equity deep dive on Patreon

The popular TechCrunch podcast Equity this week launched a new series called Equity Dive, wherein a host interviews the writer of the latest edition of the Extra Crunch EC-1. If you’ve ever wanted to know everything there is to know about Patreon, the platform that connects creators with fans and their wallets, then this is the show for you. TechCrunch Silicon Valley editor Connie Loizos speaks with Eric Peckham who spent hours upon hours meeting with the Patreon team to learn its origin stor...
Tags: Instagram, La, Berlin, Tech, David, Silicon Valley, EC, Patreon, Eric, Facebook YouTube, Connie Loizos, Eric Peckham, TechCrunch Silicon Valley, Eric Eric Peckham, Index CRV


Why Social Media Users Have Trouble Reclaiming Hijacked Accounts

After their Instagram accounts were hijacked, two different users say they contacted Instagram ten times -- and even proved their identity by submitting selfies -- but received no response. And one Silicon Valley newspaper points out that If your account is hijacked at Instagram, Google, Facebook, or Twitter, "there's nobody to call... your options are limited to submitting an automated online form and hoping an actual human being gets back to you." In his book "Zucked: Waking Up to the Faceboo...
Tags: Google, Instagram, California, Tech, Sergey Brin, Silicon Valley, Facebook Twitter, Douglas Edwards, Roger McNamee, Facebook Catastrophe, Instagram Google Facebook, James Plouffe


Facebook's push to help raise money for charity could indirectly give it a $10 billion boost to its business (FB)

Facebook's charitable giving tools could help boost revenues from its push into shopping on Instagram. The tool encourages users to enter their credit card details into the app, and will help build payments expertise at the company. Analysts from Deutsche Bank predict that Instagram shopping will generate $10 billion in revenue in 2021. Facebook's charitable giving tools have generated more than a billion dollars in donations for non-profit, the company announced in November 2018. It's an imp...
Tags: Facebook, Instagram, Trends, Deutsche Bank, Silicon Valley, Andreessen Horowitz, Signal, Samsung Galaxy, Lloyd Walmsley


Burning Man tickets are about to go on sale – with a few new tweaks

Another springtime, another stampede of the masses to score tickets to this summer’s annual Burning Man. Registration for tickets started yesterday, ends Friday, and the tickets go on sale Wednesday, April 10. This year’s celebration of all things creative and communal (“Life is short. Make something amazing. Then burn it.) will have some new twists as organizers rebrand the event to be more inclusive. And they’ll attempt to do that by first tweaking the way tickets are sold. Here’s a primer: Wh...
Tags: News, Instagram, California News, Sport, Things To Do, Soccer, Music Festivals, Silicon Valley, Goodell, Black Rock City, Music + Concerts, Marian Goodell


Facebook is partnering with a big UK newspaper to publish sponsored articles downplaying 'technofears' and praising the company (FB)

Facebook is paying The Daily Telegraph to run a series of positive sponsored stories about it. The British newspaper is running dozens of stories that defend Facebook on controversial subjects like terrorism, hate speech, and cyber-bullying. It shows how Facebook is attempting to sidestep the often-critical media by buying positive coverage of itself. A spokesperson said it is part of a UK marketing campaign to drive "awareness" of Facebook's investments "that have a positive impact on people’...
Tags: Facebook, UK, London, Instagram, US, Trends, Atlantic, Silicon Valley, Andreessen Horowitz, Daily Telegraph, Huffington Post, Christchurch, Signal, Business Insider, Northern Europe, Hatch


Years of Mark Zuckerberg's old Facebook posts have vanished. The company says it 'mistakenly deleted' them. (FB)

Some old Facebook posts by CEO Mark Zuckerberg have vanished, and the company says it "mistakenly deleted" them. The disappearances include posts about key moments in the company's history, like the acquisition of Instagram in 2012. "A few years ago some of Mark’s posts were mistakenly deleted due to technical errors," a spokesperson said in a statement. Facebook won't restore the posts. Facebook has also made changes to the way it saves its archives of previous corporate announcements and blo...
Tags: Google, Facebook, Mark Zuckerberg, Instagram, US, Trends, Silicon Valley, Andreessen Horowitz, Signal, Andrew Bosworth, Zuckerberg, Newsroom, Mark, Facebook Here, Menlo Park California, DeSimone


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


Facebook employees had unfettered access to hundreds of millions of users' unencrypted passwords for years (FB)

Facebook employees had access to hundreds of millions of users' passwords — for years. Users' passwords were being stored in an unencrypted format, and reportedly were accessible by 20,000 workers at the company. Facebook says it hasn't found any evidence of misuse of the data. It's the latest privacy scandal to hit the besieged tech firm. Facebook stored hundreds of millions of users' passwords in a format easily readable by its employees for years, in the latest security scandal to hit the ...
Tags: Facebook, Instagram, Trends, Silicon Valley, Andreessen Horowitz, Brian Krebs, Signal, Facebook Lite, Samsung Galaxy, Krebs, Cambridge Analytica


Why a top antitrust lawmaker thinks it’s time to break up Facebook

When the newly-minted chair of a congressional antitrust committee calls you out, it’s probably time to start worrying. In an op-ed for the New York Times, Rhode Island Representative David N. Cicilline has called on the Federal Trade Commission to look into Facebook’s behavior for potential antitrust violations, citing TechCrunch’s own reporting that the company collected data on teens through a secret paid program among many other scandals. “After each misdeed becomes public, Facebook alter...
Tags: TC, Facebook, Mark Zuckerberg, Instagram, Congress, Government, Tech, Bloomberg, House, Antitrust, Silicon Valley, Federal Trade Commission, Ftc, Democratic Party, Cicilline, David N Cicilline


Social Media Platforms Rush To Remove Video Of New Zealand Mosque Shootings

LONDON (AP) — Internet companies scrambled Friday to remove graphic video filmed by a gunman in the New Zealand mosque shootings that was widely available on social media for hours after the horrific attack. Facebook said it took down a livestream of the shootings and removed the shooter’s Facebook and Instagram accounts after being alerted by police. At least 49 people were killed at two mosques in Christchurch, New Zealand’s third-largest city. Using what appeared to be a helmet-mounted came...
Tags: Google, Facebook, Twitter, Europe, London, News, Instagram, Youtube, Ap, Thailand, Daily Mail, New Zealand, Silicon Valley, University Of Virginia, Cleveland, Pewdiepie


A red flag in a Facebook exec's goodbye letter shows there's bad blood over Mark Zuckerberg's radical privacy plan

Facebook on Thursday announced that its chief product officer, Chris Cox, and Chris Daniels, the head of WhatsApp, were leaving the company. A telling line in Cox's goodbye letter suggests there were significant disagreements over Mark Zuckerberg's plan to pivot Facebook to privacy. This was backed up by a report in The New York Times, which said there were frustrations over Zuckerberg's vision for the company. Facebook sprang a surprise Thursday when CEO Mark Zuckerberg announced that anothe...
Tags: Facebook, Mark Zuckerberg, Instagram, Trends, New York Times, The Times, Silicon Valley, Ben Horowitz, Kevin Systrom, Sheryl Sandberg, Marc Andreessen, Zuckerberg, Samsung Galaxy, Mark, Cox, Daniels


This red flag in a Facebook exec's goodbye letter shows there's bad blood over Mark Zuckerberg's radical privacy plan

Facebook announced on Thursday that chief product officer Chris Cox and Chris Daniels, the head of WhatsApp, are leaving the company. There was telling line in Cox's goodbye letter that suggests there were significant disagreements over Mark Zuckerberg's plan to pivot Facebook to privacy. This was backed up by a report in The New York Times, which said there were frustrations over Zuckerberg's vision for the company. Facebook sprung a surprise on Thursday when Mark Zuckerberg announced that a...
Tags: Facebook, Mark Zuckerberg, Instagram, Trends, New York Times, Silicon Valley, Ben Horowitz, Times, Kevin Systrom, Sheryl Sandberg, Cto, Marc Andreessen, Zuckerberg, Mark, Cox, Daniels


Facebook, Instagram, and Messenger are down for some users (FB)

Facebook's having an outage. The Silicon Valley social network, as well as its photo app Instagram and messaging platform Messenger, went down for some users on Wednesday. Some users reported they were able to open the social network (albeit slowly) but couldn't post anything, while for others it wouldn't load at all.  DownDetector, a website where people can report outages of popular internet services, indicates there has been huge spikes in complaints about Facebook, Messenger, and Instagram ...
Tags: Amazon, Facebook, Instagram, Trends, Silicon Valley, Andreessen Horowitz, Facebook Instagram, Facebook Messenger and Instagram


Obama's former adviser says Silicon Valley giants must release their iron grip on everyone's data

Silicon Valley tech firms use their dominant position to quash competition and maintain control over people's information, according to a new report for the British government. Jason Furman, a Harvard economist and former adviser to Barack Obama, says the UK must strengthen its competition rules to prevent damaging mergers like Facebook's acquisition of Instagram. He and a panel of experts said the UK should ensure consumers have more control over their data, enabling them to switch from domin...
Tags: Google, Facebook, Europe, UK, Instagram, Microsoft, Obama, US, Barack Obama, Trends, Harvard, Bill Gates, Philip Hammond, Silicon Valley, Tim Berners Lee, Sen Elizabeth Warren


Instagram's co-founders slam Elizabeth Warren's proposal to break up tech giants at SXSW, saying it is not 'nuanced'

Instagram co-founders Kevin Systrom and Mike Krieger responded to presidential candidate Elizabeth Warren's proposal to break up large tech companies like Google and Facebook at SXSW on Monday. They said that while there was a lot of anger against big tech, Warren's proposal wasn't "nuanced" enough. "Breaking companies up is a very specific prescription for a very specific problem," said Systrom. AUSTIN, Texas — Calls to break up tech giants like Google and Facebook are overly simplistic an...
Tags: Apple, Google, Amazon, Facebook, Instagram, Elizabeth Warren, Samsung, Trends, Warren, Silicon Valley, Kevin Systrom, Jonah Peretti, Mike Krieger, Sxsw, Krieger, Systrom


Elizabeth Warren calls for breakup of Facebook, Google and Amazon

Elizabeth Warren has called for tech giants including Amazon, Google and Facebook to be broken up, indicating that proposals to curb Silicon Valley’s growing power will be a key theme of the race to challenge Donald Trump in the next presidential election. The senior US senator and a leading candidate for the Democratic nomination said the companies had “bulldozed competition and tilted the playing field in their favour” as she laid out a plan for strict antitrust rules. Ms Warren said that as p...
Tags: Apple, Google, Amazon, Facebook, News, Instagram, Elizabeth Warren, US, America, Standard Oil, Warren, Silicon Valley, Waze, App Store, Donald Trump, Federal Trade Commission


Facebook takes down fake account network used to spread hate in UK

More than 100 false accounts posed as far-right and leftwing activists to sow division, says companyFacebook has removed a network of more than 100 accounts and pages for “coordinated inauthentic behaviour” on its social networks – the first time it has done so for UK-based operations seeking to influence British citizens.The operation was spread over Facebook and Instagram and used a network of fake accounts to pose as both far-right activists and their opponents. It ran pages and groups whose ...
Tags: Facebook, UK, Technology, Media, Instagram, Social Networking, UK News, World news, US news, Silicon Valley, The far right


This San Francisco startup gives employees five 'inner work days' a year to stay home and self-reflect

BetterUp— a San Francisco-based startup that connects professional coaches with those seeking career advice — has been giving their employees five days off to work on themselves. Dubbed "inner work days," these five days a year are meant to give employees dedicated time for self-reflection.  "Most of the work we do in our life is outside of us," BetterUp co-founder and CEO Alexi Robichaux told Business Insider. "But part of being a professional, especially in the creative economy, is like, we ...
Tags: Google, Amazon, Instagram, New York City, San Francisco, Trends, Bill Gates, Silicon Valley, Airbnb, Pacific Northwest, Vmware, Business Insider, Bay Area, Jimenez, San Francisco s Ocean Beach, Robichaux


The Daily Edit – Ethan Pines: Forbes Magazine

Ethan Pines talks about photographing Elizabeth Holmes for ForbesIn late 2014 I photographed Elizabeth Holmes, the founder and CEO of the now notoriously fraudulent blood-testing company and Silicon Valley darling Theranos. When I shot her for the Forbes 400 issue, she was the youngest self-made female billionaire in the world. By 2016 The Wall Street Journal, Vanity Fair and others had published excoriating investigative pieces, and Forbes estimated her net worth at zero. Suddenly her ...
Tags: Photography, Hbo, Instagram, Abc, Steve Jobs, Palo Alto, Silicon Valley, Abc News, Forbes magazine, Sundar Pichai, Theranos, Yoda, Elizabeth Holmes, Forbes, The Daily Edit, Martin Schoeller


Privacy complaints received by tech giants’ favorite EU watchdog up more than 2x since GDPR

A report by the lead data watchdog for a large number of tech giants operating in Europe shows a significant increase in privacy complaints and data breach notifications since the region’s updated privacy framework came into force last May. The Irish Data Protection Commission (DPC)’s , published today, covers the period May 25, aka the day the EU’s General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR) came into force, to December 31 2018 and shows the DPC received more than double the amount of complaints...
Tags: Apple, Google, Facebook, Twitter, Europe, UK, Instagram, Supreme Court, Microsoft, Germany, Court, US, Linkedin, Tech, Eu, Ireland


LeadershipNow 140: February 2019 Compilation

Here are a selection of tweets from February 2019 that you don't want to miss: Leading with Emotional Intelligence by @SteveGutzler VIDEO: Using describing language, rather than naming language, when evaluating employee performance makes feedback more effective and actionable. @BruceTulgan Rocket Fuel for New Manager Success by @artpetty Are You Missing the Messages Hidden in Silence? by @WScottCochrane What is not being said is as important as what is being said. Is It Too Much To Ask That ...
Tags: Google, Facebook, Leadership, Instagram, India, NFL, Xerox, Winston Churchill, Peter Thiel, Silicon Valley, Don, Danny Meyer, Mark Miller, Julius Peppers, John Dingell, LeadershipNow 140


E-cigarette company Juul is now doing health research, but its first study could bring more questions than answers

On Saturday, for the first time in its roughly two-year history, e-cigarette company Juul presented some data from a clinical trial of its devices. The company has a reputation for aggressively marketing its dessert-flavored nicotine products to , some of whom, research suggests, may now be at a higher risk of using regular cigarettes. But Juul, which is now partially owned by Marlboro maker Altria, is now conducting scientific research. In general, that research is considered a key step towa...
Tags: Instagram, US, Trends, Food And Drug Administration, Silicon Valley, Fda, Marlboro, Juul, Don, American Medical Association, Altria, University of California San Francisco, Internal Medicine, Glantz, American Journal of Epidemiology, Stanton Glantz


This enterprise software startup has VCs literally knocking on its doors to invest, but for now, it's not interested

Notion is an "all-in-one workplace" that acts as a replacement for docs, wikis, task management tools, and databases.  And according to a recent tweet by First Round Capital's Josh Kopelman, Notion is one of the most sought after investments in Silicon Valley.  Ivan Zhao confirmed with Business Insider that he receives multiple calls each day from hopeful venture capitalists, and at Notion's old office, some VCs would literally come knocking on the door.  Zhao says he's not "anti-VC," but when...
Tags: Instagram, Microsoft, San Francisco, Trends, Microsoft Office, Silicon Valley, CRM, Business Insider, Josh Kopelman, Ivan, Zhao, Ivan Zhao, Sequoia Capital and First Round Capital



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