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Facebook, Google, and the US government each have their own reasons to make you believe that TikTok is scary — but they're all self-serving

President Trump and the US government have been considering a ban on TikTok over long-held concerns regarding its ties to China, and its access to user data and influence over content moderation. The threat of a TikTok ban would mean that the app's massive US userbase, estimated to be near 80 million, is up for grabs, and US tech companies are already capitalizing with new apps and formats borrowing from TikTok's viral short-form video format. Concerns over national and data security are level...
Tags: Google, Facebook, Mark Zuckerberg, Instagram, Congress, China, US, America, Trends, Linkedin, Silicon Valley, Fox News, Donald Trump, Zuckerberg, Trump, State


TikTok salaries revealed: How much the tech company pays for key US roles in engineering, product, and more

TikTok and its China-based parent company ByteDance have been on a hiring spree in the US this year, even as the company has faced threats of a ban or forced sale by the Trump administration. TikTok plans to add 10,000 employees in the US over the next three years. Business Insider analyzed the US Office of Foreign Labor Certification's third-quarter 2020 disclosure data for foreign workers to shed light on what TikTok and ByteDance paid employees in departments like engineering, product manag...
Tags: New York, Instagram, Microsoft, California, Washington, China, US, Trends, Business Insider, Trump, Facebook YouTube, US Department of Labor, Kevin Mayer, Triller, Josh Richards, Bytedance


TikTok is at the heart of a wild geopolitical dogfight and it could result in Microsoft buying TikTok. Here's what's going on.

News broke on Friday that TikTok-owner ByteDance is being pressured by the Trump administration to divest its US business, and Microsoft was in the running to buy it up. Trump then said on Friday he was banning the app, possibly as soon as Saturday. The ban has yet to materialize. Trump's comments reportedly halted Microsoft's acquisition talks, but on Sunday Microsoft announced it was resuming discussions with TikTok. Here's everything we know so far. Visit Business Insider's homepage for mo...
Tags: Europe, Instagram, Microsoft, Navy, China, Satya Nadella, US, Trends, Bloomberg, United States, New York Times, New Zealand, Fox News, Chinese communist party, Republican Party, Times


TikTok is at the heart of a wild geopolitical dogfight which means Microsoft might buy it. Here's what's going on.

News broke on Friday that ByteDance-owner TikTok is being pressured by the Trump administration to divest its US business, and Microsoft was in the running to buy it up. Trump then said on Friday he was banning the app, possibly as soon as Saturday. The ban has yet to materialize. Trump's comments reportedly halted Microsoft's acquisition talks, but on Sunday Microsoft announced it was resuming discussions with TikTok. Here's everything we know so far. Visit Business Insider's homepage for mo...
Tags: Europe, Instagram, Microsoft, Navy, China, Satya Nadella, US, Trends, Bloomberg, United States, New York Times, New Zealand, Fox News, Chinese communist party, Republican Party, Times


Facebook bought, copied, threatened competition: 11 key takeaways from Zuckerberg’s deposition before the antitrust subcommittee

In his introductory remarks at the Big Tech CEOs’ hearing before the House subcommittee on antitrust on July 29 (available to watch here), Facebook founder and CEO Mark Zuckerberg conveniently gave a skewed picture of Facebook’s dominant position. “In many areas, we’re behind our competitors. The most popular messaging service in the US is iMessage. The fastest growing app is TikTok. The most popular app for video is YouTube. The fastest growing ads platform is that of Amazon. The largest ads pl...
Tags: Travel, Apple, Google, Amazon, Facebook, Mark Zuckerberg, News, Pinterest, Instagram, US, Snapchat, Whatsapp, Competition, Netflix, House, Antitrust


Secret documents from US antitrust probe reveal big tech’s plot to control or crush the competition

Nearly 500 pages of evidence were made public during the House Judiciary’s marathon hearing this week on potential anti-competitive actions by Amazon, Facebook, Google and Apple . We’ve collected them here with added context and an omnibus, searchable version for anyone who’d rather not juggle four dozen documents. The emails, chat logs and other communications listed here trickled out online as the hearings went on. Many are internal documents that were never meant to be exposed publicl...
Tags: Apple, Google, Amazon, TC, Facebook, Mark Zuckerberg, Instagram, Congress, Youtube, Government, China, US, Tech, Policy, Jeff Bezos, App Store


'The wrath of Mark': Never-before-seen messages show Instagram's cofounders felt intimidated by Mark Zuckerberg to sell their company for $1 billion (FB)

Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg was among the powerful tech executives who testified Wednesday in front of lawmakers regarding their companies' potential antitrust violations. During the hearing, never-before-seen messages were made public detailing why the cofounders of Instagram, Kevin Systrom and Mike Krieger, felt compelled to sell their app to Facebook in 2012. Systrom and early Instagram investor Matt Cohler discussed what to tell Zuckerberg about the photo app's future plans. In the text e...
Tags: Amazon, Facebook, Mark Zuckerberg, Instagram, US, Trends, House, Kevin Systrom, Mike Krieger, Zuckerberg, Mark, Apple Google, Facebook Google, Facebook CEO, Matt Cohler, David Cicilline


Elon Musk is sparring with Bill Gates after he criticized Musk's coronavirus comments. Here are 10 other rivalries that have formed between some of the world's biggest tech leaders.

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, US, San Francisco


Elon Musk and Bill Gates are sparring over Gates' criticism of Musk's coronavirus comments. Here are 10 other rivalries that have formed between some of the world's biggest tech leaders.

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, US, San Francisco


Chairman of House antitrust subcommittee calls for Facebook to be broken up after big tech hearing: 'classic monopoly behavior' (FB)

At Wednesday's big tech antitrust hearing, lawmakers grilled Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg about the company's acquisitions of Instagram and WhatsApp as part of an investigation into possible monopolistic practices. Text messages and internal emails unveiled during the hearing showed how Zuckerberg viewed both apps as competitors that could harm Facebook's business, and saw their acquisitions partly as an attempt to "neutralize" them. The hearing, part of the House Judiciary's antitrust subcomm...
Tags: Google, Amazon, Facebook, Mark Zuckerberg, Instagram, Congress, US, Trends, House, Kevin Systrom, Zuckerberg, Jim Jordan, Apple Google, Apple Amazon, David Cicilline, Cicilline


NSSF Announces #Rangechallenge Series, USCCA to Sponsor

NSSF announces #rangechallenge series, USCCA to sponsor. IMG NSSF U.S.A. -(AmmoLand.com)- NSSF, the firearm industry trade association, is pleased to announce the launch of the all-new #RangeChallenge Series. Launched in conjunction with National Shooting Sports Month, the #RangeChallenge Series is designed to be an easy, user-friendly target-shooting activity any range can offer its customers starting in August. The first target in this new series, the #RangeChallenge Summer Shots Target, foc...
Tags: Instagram, Guns, US, Host, IMG, NSSF, USCCA, Gun Rights News, Tim Schmidt, National Shooting Sports Foundation NSSF, United States Concealed Carry Association USCCA, National Shooting Sports Month, Zach Snow, Ann Gamauf, NSSF Retail Range Business Development Coordinator, ONE Movement


Now we know what Jeff Bezos' worried face looks like

Amazon CEO Jeff Bezos, Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg, Google CEO Sundar Pichai, and Apple CEO Tim Cook all testified before Congress about how they use their market power to destroy competitors. Unlike other tech hearings, this one had minimal grandstanding and the politicians came prepared. The tech titans did not seem ready for that at all, and they admitted to doing a lot of offensive things. This is an opinion column. The thoughts expressed are those of the author. Visit Business Insider's...
Tags: Apple, Google, Amazon, Facebook, Florida, Instagram, Congress, Colorado, Washington, China, US, America, Trends, Georgia, United States, Tim Cook


These 3 moments from Big Tech's blockbuster antitrust hearing could come back to haunt the companies, according to Wall Street analysts

The CEOs of Facebook, Amazon, Apple, and Google were grilled during a five-hour congressional hearing on Wednesday. The hearing followed an antitrust investigation into the power and size of the Big Tech companies. Analysts at Wedbush identified the three moments from the hearing most likely to come back and bite the companies. Visit Business Insider's homepage for more stories. Over the course of five hours on Wednesday, the CEOs from the world's four biggest tech companies were grilled by ...
Tags: Apple, Google, Amazon, Facebook, Mark Zuckerberg, Spotify, Cook, Instagram, Congress, China, Elizabeth Warren, US, Trends, Georgia, Eu, United States


New text messages show Kevin Systrom worried about Mark Zuckerberg going into 'destroy mode' if he didn't sell to Facebook (FB)

Instagram co-founder Kevin Systrom worried that Mark Zuckerberg would go into "destroy mode" if he didn't sell the company to Facebook, according to records of his text messages. Instagram investor Matt Cohler warned that Zuckerberg would "go harder into destroy mode" if Instagram turned down the acquisition offer. The exchange was published by the House Judiciary Committee as part of its historic antitrust hearing Wednesday where Zuckerberg faced questions over Facebook's purchases of competi...
Tags: Google, Amazon, Facebook, Mark Zuckerberg, Instagram, US, Trends, Kevin Systrom, Zuckerberg, House Judiciary Committee, Systrom, Matt Cohler, Facebook FB, Cohler, eMarketer Facebook, Cohler Mark


Mark Zuckerberg told Congress that Facebook is not a monopoly. But in 2012, it boasted that it held '95% of all social media in the US.' (FB)

In 2012, Facebook boasted that it makes up "95% of all social media in the US." The claim came in a marketing presentation it prepared to give to Vodafone's board of directors at the time. Facebook now faces intense antitrust scrutiny, and has changed its rhetoric — claiming it faces plenty of competition from many corners. On Wednesday, CEO Mark Zuckerberg argued that it's still competing with everyone from Apple to TikTok and the broader advertising industry. Visit Business Insider's homepag...
Tags: Apple, Google, Amazon, Facebook, Mark Zuckerberg, Instagram, Congress, US, Trends, United States, Vodafone, Signal, Committee, Zuckerberg, House Committee, Rob Price


'Too much power': Congress grills top tech CEOs in combative antitrust hearing

Facebook, Amazon, Apple and Google executives face criticism over online dominanceLawmakers condemn Facebook’s Instagram merger – liveThe US’s top tech bosses were told they have “too much power”, are censoring political speech, spreading fake news and “killing” the engines of the American economy, at a combative congressional hearing on Wednesday.The historic hearing in Washington saw Jeff Bezos of Amazon, Tim Cook of Apple, Mark Zuckerberg of Facebook and Sundar Pichai of Google’s parent Alpha...
Tags: Apple, Google, Amazon, Facebook, Mark Zuckerberg, Technology, Instagram, Congress, Washington, US, US news, US politics, House, Tim Cook, US Congress, Jeff Bezos


Mark Zuckerberg kicked off his testimony during the big tech antitrust hearing by suggesting Apple, Amazon, Google, and TikTok may be bigger threats than Facebook (FB)

Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg pointed to the success of rivals like Apple, Google, and TikTok as evidence that there's plenty of competition in the tech industry. Zuckerberg referenced Apple's iMessage, Google's YouTube, and the popular video app TikTok in his opening remarks, pointing to their size and dominance in various industries. During the hearing, lawmakers grilled Zuckerberg about Facebook's acquisition of Instagram. While Zuckerberg framed big tech companies as its main competition, q...
Tags: Apple, Google, Amazon, Facebook, Mark Zuckerberg, New York, Instagram, Congress, US, Trends, Tim Cook, Jeff Bezos, Sundar Pichai, Zuckerberg, Pew Research, Apple Google


Facebook, Google, and the US government all have their own reasons to make you believe that TikTok is unsafe and scary — and they're all self-serving

President Trump and the US government have been considering a ban on TikTok over long-held concerns regarding its ties to China, and its access to user data and influence over content moderation. The threat of a TikTok ban would mean that the app's massive US userbase, estimated to be near 80 million, is up for grabs, and US tech companies are already capitalizing with new apps and formats borrowing from TikTok's viral short-form video format. Concerns over national and data security are level...
Tags: Google, Facebook, Mark Zuckerberg, Instagram, Congress, China, US, America, Trends, Linkedin, Silicon Valley, Fox News, Donald Trump, Zuckerberg, Trump, State


'We are not the enemy': TikTok CEO slams Facebook for attacking the Chinese company and launching 'copycat' product

In remarks planned during Wednesday's congressional hearing on tech companies' potential antitrust violations, Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg framed Facebook as a story of homegrown American success whose future is threatened by China. In response, the CEO of TikTok — whose parent company, ByteDance, is based in China — slammed Facebook for deeming its success "patriotic" and painting the viral app as the "enemy." CEO Kevin Mayer, in the blog post shared Wednesday morning, also called out Facebo...
Tags: Google, Facebook, Mark Zuckerberg, Instagram, Congress, China, Disney, US, America, Trends, Silicon Valley, Zuckerberg, Mayer, Apple Amazon Facebook, Kevin Mayer, Bytedance


The CEOs of Apple, Google, Facebook, and Amazon are about to testify before Congress in a historic antitrust hearing. Here's what's at stake for each company. (GOOG, APPL, AMZN, FB)

The tech CEOs of Apple, Google, Amazon, and Facebook will appear before Congress in a first-of-its-kind hearing on Wednesday. They'll be testifying as part of an antitrust investigation into the dominance of digital platforms that has been running since last June. The CEOs, who will likely appear remotely over video, will have to defend the growing power of their tech companies to skeptical lawmakers. In prepared remarks published ahead of the testimony, all four CEOs argued that their compani...
Tags: Apple, Google, Amazon, Facebook, Mark Zuckerberg, Spotify, John Lewis, Cook, Instagram, Congress, California, Washington Post, Youtube, China, US, Trends


Short-form video app Triller has hired 18-year-old TikTok star Josh Richards as its chief strategy officer and an investor says it's looking to raise $250 million in new funding

Social-media platforms like Triller and Instagram are taking steps to lure creators away from TikTok as they aim to become more competitive in the short-form video category. Triller announced on Tuesday that it's bringing on three TikTok creators — Josh Richards, 18; Griffin Johnson, 21; and Noah Beck, 19 — as investors, with Richards earning the title of chief strategy officer at the startup. While Richards will hold an executive title, he's not planning to take on a traditional nine-to-five ...
Tags: Facebook, Instagram, La, China, India, US, Beck, Trends, Washington Dc, Pitbull, Johnson, Wall Street Journal, Snoop Dogg, Dubsmash, Fox Business, Trump


‘Company size doesn’t prevent competition’, Zuckerberg to argue at antitrust hearing

“Facebook is a successful company now, but we got there the American way: we started with nothing and provided better products that people find valuable. As I understand our laws, companies aren’t bad just because they are big. Many large companies that fail to compete cease to exist,” Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg plans to tell lawmakers at an antitrust hearing on Wednesday, according to prepared remarks released to the public. “We know that our future success is not guaranteed, especially in a ...
Tags: Travel, Apple, Google, Amazon, Facebook, Mark Zuckerberg, News, Instagram, Congress, China, US, America, Competition, Tim Cook, Antitrust, Jeff Bezos


Mark Zuckerberg is about to testify before Congress about Facebook and antitrust. Read his full prepared remarks here. (FB)

Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg is testifying before Congress about antitrust on Wednesday. Facebook has released the full text of Zuckerberg's planned prepared remarks, and you can read it below. Facing scrutiny over his company's power and dominance, the technology exec will argue that heavy-handed regulation will only benefit China. Zuckerberg is to argue that Facebook still faces considerable competition. The CEOs of Apple, Amazon, and Google will also testify at the unprecedented hearing. F...
Tags: Google, Facebook, Mark Zuckerberg, Instagram, Congress, Cdc, China, US, America, Trends, United States, Italy, Vr, Ar, Ai, Carnegie Mellon University


Mark Zuckerberg will tell Congress that Facebook's acquisitions are good for competition, according to a copy of his prepared remarks (FB)

Mark Zuckerberg will argue before Congress that Facebook's acquisitions of companies like Instagram and WhatsApp are good for competition, according to a copy of his prepared remarks obtained by Business Insider. Zuckerberg is set to testify on Wednesday before the House Antitrust Subcommittee, which is investigating whether the company engaged in anticompetitive behavior. The CEOs of Amazon, Apple, and Google's parent company Alphabet will also face questions from members of Congress at the h...
Tags: Apple, Google, Amazon, Facebook, Mark Zuckerberg, Instagram, Congress, China, US, America, Trends, Tim Cook, Jeff Bezos, Sundar Pichai, Giphy, Alphabet


Facebook boycott grows as US activists urge European firms to act

Growing number of companies withdraw advertising over failure to deal with hate and misinformationAn unprecedented boycott of Facebook is moving across the Atlantic, as the coalition of activist groups behind the Stop Hate for Profit campaign have called on companies in the UK and Europe to join in the action.The campaign has already gained the support of more than a thousand brands in the US, including Coca-Cola, Unilever and Ford, some of which have extended their boycotts globally. Now, the c...
Tags: Facebook, Twitter, Europe, UK, Instagram, Social Networking, Race, Advertising, US, Social Media, Atlantic, Digital Media, Ford, Vaccines and immunisation, Hate Crime, Antisemitism


Instagram has reportedly offered cash to high-profile TikTok users to lure them to its new short-form video service, Reels

Facebook-owned Instagram has been dangling cash before high-profile TikTok creators to lure them to its new short-form video service, Reels, according to a report. The Wall Street Journal reported that Instagram was offering hundreds of thousands of dollars in some cases ahead of Reel's expected rollout in August. Reels is widely seen as Facebook's attempt to compete with TikTok, which topped 2 billion global downloads in April and outgunned Instagram. Business Insider approached Facebook for ...
Tags: Facebook, Mark Zuckerberg, Instagram, Germany, US, Trends, Wall Street Journal, Journal, Zuckerberg, Instagram Business Insider, Facebook Business Insider, Tiktok, Instagram Reels, India Brazil France


Instagram has reportedly offered cash to high-profile TikTok users to lure them to its new service Reels

Facebook-owned Instagram has been dangling cash before high-profile TikTok creators to lure them to its new short-form video service, Reels. The Wall Street Journal reported that Instagram was offering hundreds of thousands of dollars in some cases ahead of Reel's expected rollout in August. Reels is widely seen as Facebook's attempt to compete with TikTok, which topped 2 billion global downloads in April and outgunned Instagram. Business Insider approached Facebook for comment. Visit Business...
Tags: Facebook, Mark Zuckerberg, Instagram, Germany, US, Trends, Wall Street Journal, Journal, Zuckerberg, Instagram Business Insider, Facebook Business Insider, Tiktok, Instagram Reels, India Brazil France


We Are Social’s Monday Mashup #501

Facebook brings Live video to Messenger Rooms Facebook is rolling out a new integration which will enable users to host Live broadcasts with up to 50 people in Messenger Rooms. To begin with, Facebook introduced the functionality to some countries last week but with plans to expand it to all countries where Rooms is available in the near future. The move comes as Facebook says Live broadcasts from Pages doubled in June 2020 when compared with June 2019. Facebook Messenger lets you secure chats...
Tags: Facebook, UK, Pinterest, Instagram, US, Seo, Snapchat, Ireland, Facebook Messenger, Mashup, Ireland UK, Tiktok, Workplace From Facebook, Messenger Rooms Facebook, US Instagram, MDAU


THE FUTURE OF FINANCE: Check out the 60 fintech startups VCs are betting will be breakout hits

Hello! The financial-services industry is changing at a rapid clip, with fintechs addressing people's needs among the big winners in the wake of the coronavirus, as Dan DeFrancesco and Shannen Balogh reported this week. For example:  Robinhood, which has seen massive growth as market volatility continues, is now valued at $8.3 billion after its most recent funding round in May. Meanwhile, other personal finance apps like Chime and Stash have also seen record sign-up numbers recently.  With that...
Tags: Google, New York, Instagram, Softbank, US, Trends, Dave, Goldman Sachs, Republican Party, Donald Trump, Alex, Bond, Exxon, Wells Fargo, Neiman Marcus, Citi


Many California Restaurants Hanging By A Thread After Renewed Indoor Closures

(CNN) — At the beginning of the pandemic, the owners of Guerrilla Tacos in Los Angeles felt optimistic. Like other businesses, they were told in March they had to close due to the coronavirus stay-at-home that went into effect in California and most of the country. So the owners put their heads together to come up with a plan to help those in need, as well as their own business. They shifted their business strategy and began selling “Emergency Taco Kits,” a so-called survival pack filled with fi...
Tags: New York, Instagram, California, La, Senate, Restaurants, US, California News, Los Angeles, Cnn, United States, PPP, Gavin Newsom, Los Angeles County, Golden State, Small Business Administration



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