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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


5 ways to get the word out about your new side hustle

If you want to attract customers, then you'll need to be proactive about telling the world what makes your products or services special.It's hard to point to just one issue that's holding 89 percent of people with side businesses back from earning more than $1,000 per month, but failure to drum up significant demand likely plays a significant role. To start, you'd do well to experiment with social media marketing, maximizing customer reviews, receiving referrals, making the most of the marketing...
Tags: Apple, Facebook, Business, Pinterest, Instagram, Steve Jobs, Marketing, Facebook Messenger, Innovation, Tripadvisor, Freelance, Gig Economy, Side Hustle, WiseStamp


10 times that Elon Musk proved Tesla doesn't need advertising (TSLA)

A for more old-school advertising. Tesla has never spent any money on traditional ads, while other carmakers have spent billions. But Tesla and CEO Elon Musk enjoy an immeasurable amount of goodwill, earned advertising, both from fans and customers, but also from Musk's other companies and his celebrity status. Visit Business Insider's homepage for more stories. Tesla, famously or infamously, doesn't really spend an money on advertising. Contrast that with the traditional auto industry, whi...
Tags: Apple, Facebook, Spacex, Elon Musk, Instagram, Robert Downey Jr, Steve Jobs, China, US, Los Angeles, Trends, General Motors, Tesla, Iron Man, International Space Station, Ford


No Brilliant Jerks: How to Deal with Maverick CEOs

BOARDS and executives are feeling an unusual amount of pressure these days. And it’s not from covid-19—the squeeze started several years ago. Witness that the average cost of directors and officers insurance has almost doubled in the past two years and experienced a 70 percent jump in the 2019 third quarter. There are many underlying sources for the increased stress and skyrocketing insurance rates. But these days a maverick CEO is often at the center of board and executive consternation and ...
Tags: Apple, Google, Amazon, Facebook, Elon Musk, Leadership, Instagram, Steve Jobs, North Korea, Tesla, Netflix, Vw, SEC, Silicon Valley, Rob, Travis Kalanick


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


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


Most of tech's most powerful CEOs are coupled up. Here's what life is like for the husbands and wives of Silicon Valley's elite.

Most of tech's most powerful CEOs are married.  Not everyone is coupled up — Elon Musk and Jeff Bezos have girlfriends, while Jack Dorsey and Tim Cook appear to be single.  But for those who are married, many of them have been with their spouses for years or even decades.  Here's a look at the lives of the spouses of tech's biggest CEOs.  Visit Business Insider's homepage for more stories. It takes a special type of person to become the partner of a high-powered tech executive: From long week...
Tags: Apple, Google, Amazon, Facebook, Mark Zuckerberg, Hong Kong, Elon Musk, New York, Instagram, Microsoft, Steve Jobs, Stanford, India, Satya Nadella, New York City, Disney


Jeff Bezos and Elon Musk have feuded for over a decade about space travel. Here are 9 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, Trends, Tesla


From Facebook to Tesla, here are the lesser-known cofounders of some of the biggest tech companies in the world

Most of the world's most famous tech entrepreneurs had help building their companies. And while Mark Zuckerberg's and Steve Job's cofounders didn't all become household names, they're still credited with bringing Facebook and Apple to life. Tesla, for instance, had four cofounders, and none of them were Elon Musk.  And Jack Dorsey is one of four people who helped create Twitter. Visit Business Insider's homepage for more stories. When a tech company reaches a certain level of success, the nam...
Tags: Apple, Google, Amazon, Facebook, Mark Zuckerberg, Twitter, Elon Musk, Instagram, Microsoft, Steve Jobs, Ebay, Stanford, Singapore, Biz, US, NFL


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

Kevin Systrom launched Instagram in 2010.  The Massachusetts-born Stanford University grad created the app because of his love of photography.  The photo-sharing app has since become a global sensation, amassing over a billion users and making Systrom a billionaire. Systrom led Instagram until 2018, when he suddenly departed Facebook, Instagram's parent company.  Visit Business Insider's homepage for more stories. Instagram grew out of Kevin Systrom's love of photography. The app, which has ...
Tags: Apple, Google, Facebook, Mark Zuckerberg, Instagram, Steve Jobs, Stanford, Boston, Massachusetts, Trends, Pope Francis, Vatican, Ben Horowitz, Jack Dorsey, Fast Company, Kevin Systrom


From Priscilla Chan to Melinda Gates, these are the spouses of some of the most powerful people in tech

Most of tech's most powerful CEOs are married.  Not everyone is coupled up — Elon Musk and Jeff Bezos have girlfriends, while Jack Dorsey and Tim Cook appear to be single.  But for those who are married, many of them have been with their spouses for years or even decades.  Here's a look at the lives of the spouses of tech's biggest CEOs.  Visit Business Insider's homepage for more stories. It takes a special type of person to become the partner of a high-powered tech executive: From long week...
Tags: Apple, Google, Amazon, Facebook, Mark Zuckerberg, Hong Kong, Elon Musk, New York, Instagram, Microsoft, Steve Jobs, Stanford, India, Satya Nadella, New York City, Disney


14 incredible tech products that didn't exist 10 years ago

The tech world has changed significantly in the last decade.  Back in 2009, the iPad hadn't come out yet, Lyft didn't exist, and the Amazon Echo hadn't been unveiled.  Here are 14 major innovations that didn't exist 10 years ago.  Visit Business Insider's homepage for more stories. The world was a very different place 10 years ago.  A decade ago, you couldn't order a Lyft on your phone, you couldn't scroll through Instagram, and you couldn't watch movies or answer email on an iPad. Several in...
Tags: Apple, Amazon, Verizon, Facebook, Lyft, Mark Zuckerberg, Jobs, Instagram, Microsoft, Steve Jobs, Samsung, NFL, Trends, Snapchat, Sprint, Steve Ballmer


The Best Leadership Books of 2019

LEADERSHIP development is a lifelong process. It is made possible with a quality that we spend a lifetime acquiring: self-awareness. People don’t experience our intentions; they experience our behavior. It is a theme that runs through most of these titles. Books like Helping People Change and The Power of Bad, have the power to change forever how we work with others and address the things that hold us back. Grace is a tough concept to sell in today’s environment. Grace looks at the bigger pictu...
Tags: Facebook, Books, Leadership, Instagram, Abc, Steve Jobs, America, Netflix, Walt Disney Company, Roy, Iger, Hull, Random House, Grace, Liz, Kevin Kruse


10 things in tech you need to know today

Good morning! This is the tech news you need to know this Wednesday. Facebook just bought Beat Games, the developers behind virtual reality mega-hit "Beat Saber." Beat Games will operate as a standalone studio within Facebook's Oculus Studios WeChat users in the US say the app is censoring their messages about Hong Kong. This is the latest in a pattern of Chinese censorship extending into the US. Facebook tried to buy wearable tech company Fitbit but was outbid by Google, CNBC reports. Google ...
Tags: Apple, Google, Amazon, Facebook, Hong Kong, London, Instagram, Microsoft, Steve Jobs, Softbank, US, Trends, Cctv, East Coast, Ola, Alexa


Facebook sees TikTok as a growing threat, but Evan Spiegel says Snapchat views it as a 'friend'

When asked if TikTok is a friend or foe to Snapchat, Snap cofounder and CEO Evan Spiegel gave a definitive answer: "Friend."  Spiegel touted successful developer and advertising partnerships between the two companies. He also said TikTok is contributing to an increase in the amount of time people are spending on mobile devices, which is good news for Snapchat. The outlook diverges from other social media giants like Facebook, who see TikTok as a rising threat. Visit Business Insider's homepage...
Tags: Apple, Facebook, Mark Zuckerberg, Instagram, Steve Jobs, Trends, Snapchat, Beijing, Evan Spiegel, SPIEGEL, Snapchat Snap, Tiktok, TikTok Facebook, India Spiegel, Snapchat Time


10 things in tech you need to know today

Good morning! This is the tech news you need to know this Thursday. Business Insider's Tech 100 is out, its annual list of the 100 most influential people shaping technology in the UK today. Rockstar engineers, ambitious politicians, fearless campaigners and rising TikTok stars all made the list in 2019. Some Blizzard employees reportedly walked out to protest the punishment of a 'Hearthstone' competitor who spoke up in support of the Hong Kong protests. About 30 Activision Blizzard employees ...
Tags: Apple, Google, Facebook, Hong Kong, UK, Instagram, Washington Post, Steve Jobs, China, Russia, US, Trends, Marco Rubio, Silicon Valley, OECD, Github


First Look: Leadership Books for September 2019

Here's a look at some of the best leadership books to be released in September 2019. Don't miss out on other great new and future releases. Call Sign Chaos: Learning to Lead by Jim Mattis and Bing West Call Sign Chaos is the account of Jim Mattis’s storied career, from wide-ranging leadership roles in three wars to ultimately commanding a quarter of a million troops across the Middle East. Along the way, Mattis recounts his foundational experiences as a leader, extracting the lessons he has le...
Tags: Facebook, Books, Leadership, Instagram, Abc, Steve Jobs, Walt Disney Company, Iger, Don, Ralph Waldo Emerson, Robert Iger, Mattis, Steve Farber, Middle East Along, Jim Mattis, Joel Lovell


36 Lessons for Business & Life from Trillion Dollar Coach Bill Campbell

BILL CAMPBELL was one of the most influential background players in Silicon Valley. He helped to build some of Silicon Valley’s greatest companies including Google, Apple, and Intuit and to create over a trillion dollars in market value. In Trillion Dollar Coach, authors Eric Schmidt, Jonathan Rosenberg, and Alan Eagle, state that “without a doubt, Bill Campbell was one of the people most integral to Google’s success. Without him, the company would not be where it was today.” Campbell was a co...
Tags: Google, Facebook, Leadership, Instagram, Steve Jobs, Silicon Valley, Columbia University, Bill, Intuit, Sundar Pichai, Stanford University, Bill Campbell, Campbell, Google Apple, Facebook He, Sheryl Sandberg COO


The future of news is conversation in small groups with trusted voices

Chikai Ohazama Contributor Share on Twitter Chikai Ohazama is the founder and CEO of Muxgram, which offers messaging products like the upcoming Sunday Beagle. He previously co-founded Keyhole (Google Earth/Maps) and held leadership roles at Google for 11 years. When I first came out to California, one of my favorite places to go for sushi was in downtown Mountain View. They had these little boats that would float around the ba...
Tags: Google, Facebook, Column, Mark Zuckerberg, Media, Instagram, California, Washington Post, Steve Jobs, India, San Francisco, Tech, New York Times, Google Docs, Brad Feld, Michelin


Why SAP CEO Bill McDermott signs his emails 'XO, Bill' since buying Utah startup Qualtrics for $8 billion cash (SAP)

If you get an email from SAP CEO Bill McDermott these days, you'll see him sign it "XO, Bill." But he's not sending hugs and kisses. He's reminding his people why he spent $8 billion cash to buy Utah software company, Qualtrics, last fall and facing down criticism that price he paid was too high.  McDermott recently outlined the virtues of the deal just as SAP began handing out pink slips worldwide.  These days SAP CEO Bill McDermott signs his emails. "XO, Bill," he tells Business Insider. Bu...
Tags: Apple, Amazon, Facebook, Europe, Utah, Instagram, Microsoft, Steve Jobs, Ipo, Trends, ERP, Salt Lake City, Deloitte, Bill, Smith, Sap


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


10 Fundamental Reasons to Rebrand Your Company

Rebranding isn’t easy, but sometimes it’s the only choice you have. Instead of disrupting operations, compromising on the quality of services, harming the reputation of your brand and letting sales decline, it’s better to swallow the pill and rebrand yourself. But, how do you know it’s time, and you have no other choice left? It’s okay if you are doubtful. This article explains some fundamental reasons to rebrand your company and some successful and not-so-successful examples of rebranding that ...
Tags: Apple, Google, Technology, Instagram, Microsoft, Steve Jobs, Sales, Brand, CSR, Walmart, Canada, Burberry, Kate Moss, Rupert Murdoch, Emma Watson, Pepsico


Eating Only Fruit Might Be Trendy, But It's A Really Bad Idea

From Steve Jobs to vegan vloggers, Instagram wellness gurus to bodybuilders, lots of health-inclined people on the internet have been under the impression that eating only raw fruits will change your life. This diet is called "fruitarianism," and it involves solely eating raw fruits, and sometimes nuts and seeds. Proponents of the diet claim that it'll help with digestion, keep you hydrated, improve cognition, simplify meal-prepping, give you more energy, and of course, "detoxify " you body.Fru...
Tags: Fashion, Music, Instagram, Steve Jobs, Chicago, Ashton Kutcher, Jen Bruning


Should cash-strapped Snapchat sell out? To Netflix?

Snapchat needs a sugar daddy. Its cash reserves dwindling from giant quarterly losses. Poor morale from a battered share price and cost-cutting measures sap momentum. And intense competition from Facebook is preventing rapid growth. With just $1.4 billion in assets remaining at the end of a brutal Q3 2018 and analysts estimating it will lose $1.5 billion in 2019 alone, Snapchat could run out of money well before it’s projected to break even in 2020 or 2021. So what are Snap’s options? A long an...
Tags: Apple, Google, Social, TC, Facebook, Apps, Mark Zuckerberg, Twitter, Instagram, Social Networks, Steve Jobs, Opinion, China, Ipo, Disney, US


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


4 Ways to Boost Your Entrepreneurial Spirit & Business Impact

Entrepreneurship is a hustle. It’s a 24/7 passion that ebbs and flows. It requires inspiration, motivation, hard work—and even setbacks, disappointments and failure. These are all ingredients for well-rounded success. But even the most committed and hard-working entrepreneurs experience a loss of drive or feel stuck in a rut. If your ambitions need a tune-up, here are four ways to help revive your dreams: Act on New Curiosities Sometimes you just outgrow your passion. And that’s exactly what h...
Tags: Instagram, Steve Jobs, Entrepreneurship, Sales, New York Times, Warby Parker, Jenna Kutcher, Adam Grant, Wharton, Ramo, Kutcher, Center for Media Research, Jack Loechner, Joshua Cooper Ramo, Kissinger Associates and New York Times, Martin Luther King Jr Bill Gates


Overview: Earth and Civilization in Macroscope

“Once a photograph of the Earth, taken from outside, is available…a new idea as powerful as any in history will be let loose.“ — Astronomer Fred Hoyle, 01948 I. “Why Do You Look In A Mirror?” In February 01966, Stewart Brand, a month removed from launching a multimedia psychedelic festival that inaugurated the hippie counterculture, sat on the roof of his apartment in San Francisco’s North Beach, doing what he usually did when he was bored and uncertain. He took some L...
Tags: Google, Europe, Spacex, Elon Musk, Technology, Instagram, Steve Jobs, New York City, Future, San Francisco, Nasa, Earth, United States, Village Voice, Kenya, Mars


A small family-run firm bought Flickr from Verizon and says it can bring back its glory days (VZ)

Flickr, which was owned by Verizon, has been acquired by photo sharing and image hosting site SmugMug. SmugMug does not have any plans to lay off any employees nor fold Flickr into SmugMug.  The price of the deal has not been disclosed. Flickr, the once red-hot photo-sharing site, has withered under the corporate ownership of Yahoo and Verizon.  Now Flickr is part of SmugMug, a small family-owned online photography firm that just bought it from Verizon. Despite its small size, SmugMug is con...
Tags: Verizon, Instagram, Yahoo, Steve Jobs, Kodak, Trends, Aol, Flickr, MacAskill, Yahoo Flickr, Smugmug, SmugMug SmugMug, Verizon Now Flickr, Ben MacAskill


Facebook is quickly coaching Mark Zuckerberg on how to be charming (FB)

Mark Zuckerberg is set to appear before US politicians in public for the first time Tuesday to explain Facebook's mishandling of user data in the Cambridge Analytica scandal. Zuckerberg has generally avoided explaining himself to politicians, and The New York Times says he has hired a team of external consultants to coach him on the questions they may ask. It's a big moment for Facebook, whose core practices are under extreme media and political scrutiny. Facebook has hired a bunch of expert...
Tags: Facebook, Mark Zuckerberg, UK, Instagram, Congress, Steve Jobs, US, Trends, House, New York Times, The Times, George W Bush, Sheryl Sandberg, Zuckerberg, Brown, House Energy and Commerce Committee


Instagram joins parade of major apps to abandon Apple Watch (AAPL, FB)

Instagram is bailing on Apple Watch. Slack, eBay, Amazon, Google Maps, and Whole Foods have already abandoned the device. Companies are figuring out that they do not all need to be on a device with such a limited set of functions. The Instagram app will disappear from Apple Watch with the next update to the watch's operating system. A number of major app developers have stopped supporting the existence of their apps on the smart watch. Slack, Whole Foods, eBay, Amazon, Google Maps, and smart...
Tags: Apple, Facebook, Instagram, Steve Jobs, Trends, Tim Cook, Apple Watch, Roger Fingas, Apple Watch Slack eBay Amazon Google Maps, Slack Whole Foods eBay Amazon Google Maps



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