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33 startup companies that are currently hiring remote workers

In amidst of The Great Resignation, 33 companies are rising as the top startups to work for remotely Jessie Casson/Getty Images More people are looking for jobs with flexibility to work from home amid the 'Great Resignation.' LinkedIn recently released its 2021 Top Startups list featuring businesses that are hiring remotely. From Daily Harvet to Cameo, here are 33 companies hiring with remote work availability. Looking for a new gig? You're not alone. 55% of us are planning to ...
Tags: Startups, London, Jobs, Instagram, Oregon, Boston, New York City, San Francisco, Trends, Strategy, Linkedin, Remote Work, Atlanta, Palo Alto, Chicago, Brooklyn

Instagram’s new practice mode will help you avoid live video goof ups

If you’ve attended an Instagram live video session, you know that the first couple of minutes are dedicated to the host and guests syncing up. Sometimes it all goes smoothly, but other times it’s just messy. To avoid live video startup mistakes, Instagram is adding a new feature called ‘practice mode.’ It’ll let you and your guests join the live video before it’s broadcasted to your followers. This will help you set up the video and check the sound, light, and stability of connections so it look...
Tags: Startups, Instagram, Plugged

Instagram is testing an outage notification, so you don’t whine on Twitter

A few days ago, residents of the internet flocked to Twitter to complain about Facebook‘s services, including Instagram and WhatsApp, being down. Looking at a ton of stories and people complaining about the outage, the company itself wants to inform you about outages in the future. For that, it’s testing a feature on Instagram that’ll show you information about a technical glitch or service problems in your Activity Feed. What’s more, the company will also notify you when the issue is resolved a...
Tags: Startups, Facebook, Instagram, Plugged

Facebook’s ‘mental health tools’ reek of half-assing

Facebook announced a bunch of tools and resources to spread awareness about mental health last night. This move comes ahead of Mental Health Day on October 10. But it also comes along with the recent allegations against the company about ignoring the mental health impact of Instagram’s algorithms on teens. The firm said that it has worked with experts on mental health all around the world to build these tools. Here’s what the company has launched: A new emotional health hub with resources relate...
Tags: Startups, Facebook, Instagram, Plugged

Snap thinks AR will become the new norm in online shopping

TNW Conference 2021 is live! You can check out the schedule here. Augmented reality effects and filters are fun to use on apps like Instagram and Snapchat. However, now many brands like Gucci and Nike have been using AR to promote new products. Speaking at the TNW 2021 conference, Jacqueline Rutgers, Head of Marketing, Northern Europe – Snap Inc., said that more than 200 million users engaging with AR every day. Plus, 94% of shoppers who’ve used any AR features, will be happy to do it again. She...
Tags: Startups, Instagram, Nike, Gucci, Snap Inc, Plugged

Instagram now lets you add Messenger contacts to groups

Facebook began merging Messenger and Instagram DMs last year. The company said today that more than 70% of Instagram users have opted into this experience. The company also launched the ability to create cross-app groups on both apps today. This means you can create a group on Instagram DMs with your Messenger contacts, and vice versa. There will also be group typing indicators to show you who’s tying the next message. This makes it easier to include some folks who might not be using one of the ...
Tags: Startups, Facebook, Instagram, Plugged, Instagram DM Facebook

Facebook won’t force WhatsApp and Messenger integration on you, VP claims

In 2019, Mark Zuckerberg kicked off the project to merge Facebook Messenger, Instagram DMs, and WhatsApp. Last year, the company started unifying Instagram and Messenger by allowing you to message contacts across both networks. But this is just the beginning of the work, and the final aim for the social network is to let you reach your friends across networks from any of the apps. I spoke to Loredana Crisan, VP of Messaging Experience at Facebook, about the company’s vision regarding messaging s...
Tags: Startups, Facebook, Mark Zuckerberg, Instagram, Facebook Messenger Instagram, Plugged, Loredana Crisan

Instagram Kids put on ice after backlash from lawmakers and child safety groups

Instagram is pausing plans to build a kids’ version of the app after a fierce backlash from lawmakers, child safety groups, and parents. Adam Mosseri, the head of Instagram, announced the move in a blog post published Monday: While we stand by the need to develop this experience, we’ve decided to pause this project. This will give us time to work with parents, experts, policymakers and regulators, to listen to their concerns, and to demonstrate the value and importance of this project for younge...
Tags: Startups, Instagram, Tech, Insider, Adam Mosseri, Instagram Kids

9 Tips On Getting More Followers On Instagram

Instagram is connecting more clients to brands than ever before. Here are nine expert tips on how to gain more Instagram followers. The post 9 Tips On Getting More Followers On Instagram appeared first on Young Upstarts.
Tags: Startups, Instagram, Marketing, Social Media, Social Media Marketing, Online Marketing, Others

Surprise surprise: Facebook is ignoring Instagram’s harmful impact on teens

Facebook officials had internal research in March 2020 showing that Instagram – the social media platform most used by adolescents – is harmful to teen girls’ body image and well-being but swept those findings under the rug to continue conducting business as usual, according to a Sept. 14, 2021, Wall Street Journal report. Facebook’s policy of pursuing profits regardless of documented harm has sparked comparisons to Big Tobacco, which knew in the 1950s that its products were carcinogenic but pub...
Tags: Startups, Facebook, Instagram, Social Media, Wall Street Journal, Insider, Big Tobacco, Next Featured

SpotOn raises $300M at a $3.15B valuation and acquires Appetize

Last year at this time, SpotOn was on the brink of announcing a $60 million Series C funding round at a $625 million valuation. Fast forward to almost exactly one year later, and a lot has changed for the payments and software startup. Today, SpotOn said it has closed on $300 million in Series E financing that values the company at $3.15 billion — more than 5x of its valuation at the time of its Series C round, and significantly higher than its $1.875 billion valuation in May (yes, just thr...
Tags: Fundings & Exits, Startups, Instagram, Finance, Funding, Los Angeles, San Francisco, Startup, Tech, SaaS, Venture Capital, M&a, Square, Mobile Web, Payments, Online Payments

Google may have teased the Pixel 6’s release date in recent ads

Google has taken a laissez-faire approach to revealing its products of late. After teasing the Pixel 6 and Pixel 6 Pro very publicly on Twitter last month, the company is now already running a new ad featuring the phones. Behold: There’s not very much to it we don’t already know, as it mostly shows off the phone from the rear and gives us a look at Android 12’s Material You design. Still, it’s just another sign the company is finally getting serious about hardware. Separately, the company teased...
Tags: Google, Startups, Instagram, Pixel, Plugged, Next Featured

Cheeterz Club wants to make reading glasses hip

Can reading glasses actually be cool? A new eyewear company called Cheeterz Club thinks so. The startup is working to change the perception of reading glasses from being just cheap, disposable items you pick up from a rotating display rack at your local drug store to being something you’d actually be proud to wear. To do so, the company is designing its glasses with quality lenses and frames in range of styles, while still keeping the pricing affordable. The startup — whose name is a reference t...
Tags: Amazon, Startups, Ecommerce, Glasses, Tech, E-commerce, Sunglasses, Eyewear, Middle age, Vision, Warby Parker, Lenses, Readers, Blue Light, Lens, Jennifer

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

Instagram will demand your date of birth for safety — and ads, of course

Instagram is making a new change to its policy, that will require users to submit their date of birth to the company. If you don’t share your birthday after repeated reminders, you won’t be able to use the service. The company said that this feature will help it improve user safety, and allow the platform to build out more features to that end. Over the past few months, Instagram has built a ton of tools related to teen safety. In March, it rolled out an AI-powered feature to prevent adults from...
Tags: Startups, Instagram, Plugged

Popcorn’s new app brings short-form video to the workplace

A new startup called Popcorn wants to make work communication more fun and personal by offering a way for users to record short video messages, or “pops,” that can be used for any number of purposes in place of longer emails, texts, Slack messages, or Zoom calls. While there are plenty of other places to record short-form video these days, most of these exist in the social media space which isn’t appropriate for a work environment. Nor does it make sense to send a video you’ve recorded on your p...
Tags: Iphone, Social, Work, Startups, Mobile, Apps, Business, Video, Instagram, Funding, Tech, Software, Computing, App-store, Chat, General Catalyst

Messenger celebrates its 10th anniversary with new features and a plan to become the ‘connective tissue’ for real-time experiences

To celebrate its ten year anniversary, Messenger today announced a handful of new features: poll games, word effects, contact sharing, and birthday gifting via Facebook Pay. But beyond the fun features, Facebook has been testing a way to add voice and video calls back into the Facebook app, rather than on Messenger. “We are testing audio and video calls within the Facebook app messaging experience so people can make and receive calls regardless of which app they’re using,” a representative from ...
Tags: Google, Social, Startups, Facebook, Apps, Mark Zuckerberg, Messenger, Technology, Instagram, Social Media, Whatsapp, Instant Messaging, Software, Facebook Messenger, Computing, Virtual Reality

TikTok expands Shopify partnership, pilots TikTok Shopping in US, UK and Canada

TikTok is moving into e-commerce. The company announced this morning an expanded partnership with e-commerce platform Shopify, as well as a pilot test of TikTok Shopping among select Shopify merchants across the U.S., U.K., and Canada in the weeks to come. The social video platform first announced its plans to partner with Shopify last October, with the introduction of new tools that allowed Shopify merchants to create, run and optimize their TikTok marketing campaigns directly from the Shopify ...
Tags: Startups, Facebook, Apps, Europe, Instagram, Walmart, Bloomberg, Canada, Kylie Jenner, Levi, Shopify, U K, US UK, U S U K, Harley Finkelstein, Kylie Cosmetics

FTC lawsuit seeks to force Facebook to sell Instagram and WhatsApp

Facebook’s “special announcement” of a new VR meeting app was curiously timed. It arrived on the same day that the Federal Trade Commission made a fresh attempt to force the company to sell Instagram and WhatsApp. The FTC filed an antitrust complaint on Thursday that alleges Facebook used an illegal buy-or-bury scheme to maintain its market dominance. The US competition regulator argues that Facebook repeatedly failed to develop meaningful innovations on its mobile app. Instead, it acquired comp...
Tags: Startups, Facebook, Instagram, US, Tech, Federal Trade Commission, Ftc, Insider, Next Featured

Today’s real story: The Facebook monopoly

Daniel Liss Contributor Share on Twitter Daniel Liss is the founder and CEO of Dispo, the digital disposable camera social network. Facebook is a monopoly. Right? Mark Zuckerberg appeared on national TV today to make a “special announcement.” The timing could not be more curious: Today is the day Lina Khan’s FTC refiled its case to dismantle Facebook’s monopoly. To the average person, Facebook’s monopoly seems obvious. “After ...
Tags: Google, Amazon, Social, Startups, TC, Facebook, Apps, Column, Mark Zuckerberg, Messenger, Twitter, Pinterest, Instagram, Social Networks, Youtube, Opinion

Social listening app Earbuds raises $3 million in Series A funding

Most startup origin stories don’t begin on an NFL field, but that’s where founder, CEO and offensive tackle Jason Fox conceptualized the idea behind Earbuds. As he watched first overall draft pick Cam Newton warm up before a game in 2011, dancing to music, Fox couldn’t help but wonder what the future NFL MVP was listening to — and he bet that the crowd of 85,000 fans were curious too. Ten years later, Earbuds has raised a $3 million Series A round for its social listening app, led by Ecliptic Ca...
Tags: Amazon, Android, Startups, Apps, Spotify, Instagram, NFL, Tech, Fox, Pandora, Music Streaming, Nba, Ncaa, Sirius Xm, Earbuds, Apple Music

Tiger Global backs Nacelle with $50M for its e-commerce infrastructure

Consumer shift to buying online during the global pandemic — and keeping that habit — continues to boost revenue for makers of developer tools that help e-commerce sites provide better shopping experiences. LA-based Nacelle is one of the e-commerce infrastructure companies continuing to attract investor attention, and at a speedy clip, too. It closed on a $50 million Series B round from Tiger Global. This is just six months after its $18 million Series A round, led by Inovia, and follows a $4.8 ...
Tags: Startups, TC, Ecommerce, Apps, Enterprise, Instagram, La, Funding, Online Shopping, Gartner, Retail, Api, Tiger Global, Mobile Device, Anderson, Merchandising

YC-backed Tablevibe’s customer surveys help restaurants reduce their reliance on delivery apps

Food delivery apps offer convenience for customers, but a host of headaches for restaurants, like commissions as high as 40% and very few tools to build customer loyalty. Based in Singapore, Tablevibe wants to help restaurants reduce their reliance on third-party delivery apps and help them get more direct orders and returning customers. The startup is part of Y Combinator’s current batch, which will hold its Demo Day at the end of this month. Tablevibe’s founding team includes two former Google...
Tags: Google, Startups, TC, Facebook, Y Combinator, Instagram, Restaurants, Southeast Asia, Singapore, Google Search, Tech, Philippines, United Kingdom, Portugal, Food Delivery, North America

Cent, the platform that Jack Dorsey used to sell his first tweet as an NFT, raises $3M

Cent was founded in 2017 as an ad-free creator network that allows users to offer each other crypto rewards for good posts and comments — it’s like gifting awards on Reddit, but with Ethereum. But in late 2020, Cent’s small, San Fransisco-based team created Valuables, an NFT market for tweets, and by March, the small blockchain startup was thrown a serendipitous curveball. “We just wrapped up for the day, and I was about to go eat dinner, and all these people started texting me,” remembers CEO C...
Tags: Startups, Apps, Twitter, Instagram, Funding, Africa, Disney, Social Media, Spokesperson, Ceo, Author, Software, Zynga, Computing, Venture Capital, Reddit

Facebook reportedly wants to securely mine your encrypted data to target ads

There’s no secret that Facebook loves ads. It has stuffed the blue app and different features of Instagram with them. And the company has contemplated many times inserting ads in WhatsApp. Now the company is trying to make a match of an odd pair: encryption and ads. According to a report from The Information, the tech giant is building a team of AI researchers to explore possibilities to analyze data without breaking encryption. This will allow Facebook to insert targeted ads on WhatsApp, and le...
Tags: Startups, Facebook, Instagram, Plugged

Marvell nabs Innovium for $1.1B as it delves deeper into cloud ethernet switches

Marvell announced this morning it intends to acquire Innovium for $1.1 billion in an all-stock deal. The startup, which raised over $400 million according to Crunchbase data, makes networking ethernet switches optimized for the cloud. Marvell president and CEO Matt Murphy sees Innovium as a complementary piece to the $10 billion Inphi acquisition last year, giving the company, which makes copper-based chips, more ways to work across modern cloud data centers. “Innovium has established itself as ...
Tags: Fundings & Exits, Startups, Cloud, Facebook, Hardware, Enterprise, Instagram, Tech, Intel, M&a, Mergers and Acquisitions, Chips, Matt Murphy, Exit, PitchBook, Marvell

How ‘Instagram therapy’ is helping women with mental health

Women make up the majority of people living with mood disorders in Canada. However, treatments and resources that are adapted to their needs are still lacking. Looking for ways to feel better, many women are turning to social media platforms like Instagram. To make sense of the phenomenon called “Instagram therapy,” I interviewed more than 20 women in 2020 who use Instagram for mental health care. I found that women turn to the image-sharing platform to counter the lack of available resources. I...
Tags: Startups, Instagram, Tech, Canada, Insider, Next Featured

Livestream e-commerce: Why companies and brands need to tune in

Alanna Gregory Contributor Share on Twitter Alanna Gregory is a marketing executive and is currently senior global director at Afterpay. Previously, she was VP at Hairstory, the founder and CEO of VIVE Lifestyle, and was an AVP at Barclays. More posts by this contributor E-commerce roll-ups are the next wave of disruption in consumer packaged goods What comes to mind when you think of livestreaming? I...
Tags: Social, Startups, Facebook, Ecommerce, Column, Instagram, China, Marketing, Social Media, Tech, Walmart, Barclays, Livestream, Livestreaming, Twitch, Istanbul

Instagram to default young teens to private accounts, restrict ads and unwanted adult contact

As it gears up to expand access to younger users, Instagram this morning announced a series of updates designed to make its app a safer place for online teens. The company says it will now default users to private accounts at sign-up if they’re under the age of 16  — or under 18 in certain locales, including in the E.U. It will also push existing users under 16 to switch their account to private, if they have not already done so. In addition, Instagram will roll out new technology aimed at reduc...
Tags: Security, Social, Startups, TC, Facebook, Apps, Instagram, Privacy, Advertising Tech, Youtube, Artificial Intelligence, Policy, Cornell University, Northeastern University, Instagram Facebook, Janis Whitlock

Pinterest rolls out new features that let creators make money from Pins

Pinterest today is increasing its investment in the creator community by introducing new tools that will allow creators to make money from their content. Now, creators will be able to tag products in their Idea Pins — a video-first feature the company first launched this spring — to make their content “shoppable.” They’ll also now be able to earn commissions through affiliate links and partner with brands on sponsored content, much like on other social platforms like Instagram, YouTube and TikTo...
Tags: Social, Startups, Ecommerce, Apps, Video, Media, Pinterest, Instagram, Shopping, Social Networks, Social Media, E-commerce, Creators, Peru, Retailers, Rakuten

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