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Marc Benioff says that before Salesforce buys a startup, he does 'due diligence' on a company's culture and how it pays employees (CRM)

At the Goldman Sachs Technology and Internet Conference on Thursday, Salesforce co-CEO Marc Benioff addressed sexual harassment and the wage gap in Silicon Valley. Benioff said he now looks at a company's culture and how it pays employees when he's considering an acquisition for Salesforce. Benioff spoke about the infamous Google Walkout, and called it an "eye-opening" example of the importance of corporate culture.  "We have CEOs who are not paying attention to their culture and allowed tox...
Tags: Google, Trends, Silicon Valley, Salesforce, Donald Trump, Marc Benioff, Leyla Seka, Cindy Robbins, Benioff, Goldman Sachs Technology and Internet Conference, Goldman Sachs Technology, Michael D Antonio, Salesforce Benioff, Glassdoor Said Benioff

When Amazon threw in the towel on the New York City HQ2, it showed the rest of the world how to beat Silicon Valley (AMZN)

Amazon folded on its plans to build HQ2 in New York City — setting a bad precedent for the company itself, and for other tech giants.  Interestingly, HQ2 was generally viewed favorably by New Yorkers and political leaders both. But different groups all had different problems with Amazon and the HQ2 deal, putting lots of little roadblocks in the way.  The key lesson to be learned: It's possible to stop even a giant by Amazon not with overwhelming force, but by presenting enough friction that i...
Tags: Apple, Amazon, New York, New York City, US, Trends, New York Times, Queens, House Of Representatives, Wisconsin, Bill De Blasio, Union, Seattle, Andrew Cuomo, Donald Trump, Foxconn

Trump says he might not raise tariffs on China if deal close

WASHINGTON (AP) — President Donald Trump says if the United States and China are close to a trade deal, he might let slide a March 2 deadline to further boost tariffs on Chinese goods. Trump said Tuesday that he’s not inclined to do that, but that if the two countries are nearing a deal, he […]
Tags: Business, Technology, News, Washington, China, Ap, Nation, United States, Donald Trump, Trump

The new CEO of Google Cloud explains the updated master plan for taking on Amazon Web Services (GOOGL)

In his inaugural appearance as the new CEO of Google Cloud on Tuesday, Thomas Kurian said Google Cloud is revamping its master plan as it chases the leading Amazon Web Services. Rather than go after so-called "digital native" companies, Google Cloud is going to refocus itself on selling to vertical industries like retail or finance.  Right now, Google Cloud is far behind its competitors Microsoft and Amazon Web Services, analysts say, but many in the industry believe Kurian's enterprise experi...
Tags: Google, Amazon, Microsoft, Trends, Donald Trump, Amazon Web Services, Diane Greene, Goldman Sachs Technology and Internet Conference, Google Cloud, Michael D Antonio, Kurian, Thomas Kurian, Oracle Kurian, Amazon Web Services GOOGL, Google Cloud Right now Google Cloud

Trump signs 'American AI Initiative' executive order to prioritize federal funding for artificial intelligence research

President Donald Trump signed an executive order Monday intended to boost America's global position in artificial intelligence. While nothing in the statement mentions China, it's clear the order was intended to send a message. From Reuters: Under the American AI Initiative, the administration is directing agencies to prioritize AI investments in research and development, increase access to federal data and models for that research and prepare workers to adapt to the era of AI. There was no ...
Tags: Google, Amazon, Post, Business, Technology, News, White House, China, America, Computers, Artificial Intelligence, United States, New York Times, Ai, Donald Trump, Trump

Trump Signs Artificial Intelligence Investment Plan Without Funding Details

President Donald Trump has signed an executive order directing federal agencies to prioritize research and development in artificial intelligence. The plan, called the American AI Initiative, follows big investment pledges from Chinaand other countries intended to advance and apply AI technology in fields ranging from warfighting to health care. The White House plan that Trump signed Monday doesn’t include any funding details. The administration says it’s up to Congress to appropriate money. T...
Tags: News, Congress, White House, China, America, Tech, Donald Trump, Qualcomm, Carnegie Mellon University, Trump, Massachusetts Institute Of Technology, Newman, Crawford, Google Microsoft, Tom Mitchell, Erik Brynjolfsson

Book review: No is not enough, by Naomi Klein

Naomi Klein usually takes several years to research and write a book. No is not Enough is different, written in speedy response to the election of Donald Trump. It’s brimming with anger and disgust at Trump and his politics, but is occasionally hopeful too. Most of all, it’s a call to arms to those stunned […]
Tags: Books, Politics, Activism, Future, Donald Trump, Naomi Klein, Trump

Trump Administration Unveils Order To Prioritize and Promote AI

U.S. President Donald Trump on Monday will sign an executive order asking federal government agencies to dedicate more resources and investment into research, promotion and training on artificial intelligence (AI), Reuters reports, citing a senior administration official said. From the report: Under the American AI Initiative, the administration will direct agencies to prioritize AI investments in research and development, increase access to federal data and models for that research and prepare ...
Tags: Tech, United States, Donald Trump, Trump, Reuters, Trump Administration

As cable companies try to differentiate themselves in a competitive market, Comcast thinks its secret weapon is an app that lets it talk directly to consumers

Comcast is making Xfinity XFi its biggest priority this year. XFi is a mobile app that lets Comcast customers set up wifi networks, troubleshoot network issues, and see what devices are connected to their networks. The company believes having a product that promotes engagement with consumers will keep them subscribing. Cable companies want to differentiate themselves in a broadband market rife with competition. To set itself apart from competitors, Comcast is prioritizing Xfinity XFi...
Tags: Google, Europe, Disney, US, Trends, Comcast, Donald Trump, Stirling, AT T, Michael D Antonio, Fraser Stirling, Comcast SVP

Sean Parker’s govtech Brigade breaks up, Pinterest acqhires engineers

Facebook co-founder Sean Parker bankrolled Brigade to get out the vote and stimulate civic debate, but after five years and little progress the startup is splitting up, multiple sources confirm to TechCrunch. We’ve learned that Pinterest has acqhired roughly 20 members of the Brigade engineering team. The rest of Brigade is looking for a potential buyer or partner in the political space to take on the rest of the team plus its tech and product. Brigade CEO Matt Mahan confirmed the fate of ...
Tags: Social, Fundings & Exits, Startups, TC, Facebook, Apps, Pinterest, California, Government, San Francisco, Tech, Donald Trump, Sean Parker, Exit, Brigade, Causes

10 things in tech you need to know today

Good morning! This is the tech news you need to know this Monday. Ex-Facebook security boss Alex Stamos says the company is like "Game of Thrones" at the highest levels of leadership. In an interview with CNN, the outspoken security pro said it could be difficult for Facebook execs to admit when they were wrong. Saudi Arabia denies role in leaking Jeff Bezos' messages to National Enquirer, The Guardian reports. "This is something between the two parties, we have nothing to do with it," said Ade...
Tags: Google, Amazon, Facebook, Mark Zuckerberg, Elon Musk, Saudi Arabia, Trends, Cnn, Netflix, Silicon Valley, Jeff Bezos, Hulu, Donald Trump, Alexa, Jan Koum, Zuckerberg

Saudi Arabia denies involvement in leak of Jeff Bezos’ private messages

In his extraordinary Medium post last week accusing American Media Inc of “extortion and blackmail,” Bezos hinted (but did not explicitly state) that there may be a connection between Saudi Arabia and the publication of his personal messages with Lauren Sanchez. Now Saudi Arabia’s minister of foreign affairs has denied it was involved, stating during an interview with CBS’ “Face the Nation” that the Saudi government had “nothing to do with it.” Last month, the National Enquirer published a serie...
Tags: Amazon, TC, Post, Politics, Abc, Washington Post, Saudi Arabia, Tech, Cbs, Department Of Justice, Jeff Bezos, National Enquirer, Donald Trump, Central Intelligence Agency, Trump, Bezos

Report: DHS Wants to Build Trump's Dumb Border Wall Right Through SpaceX's Texas Launch Facility

The 50-acre Boca Chica, Texas facility where Elon Musk’s SpaceX is testing the prototype version of its Starship rocket—recently in the news for tipping over in high wind—could be split in twain by Donald Trump’s proposed wall on the Mexican border, Bloomberg reported on Friday.Read more...
Tags: Space, Spacex, Elon Musk, Science, Technology, Bloomberg, Dhs, Rockets, Donald Trump, Department Of Homeland Security, Customs And Border Protection, Starship, Border Wall, Boca Chica Texas, Texas Launch Facility

Medium, the blog site Jeff Bezos used to attack the Enquirer, won't say whether the post violated its rules — but it says Bezos won't get paid a dime (AMZN)

Medium isn't commenting on whether or not Jeff Bezos violated its terms of service with his astonishing post on Thursday. The online publishing site also won't say whether Bezos gave it a heads up before he published it. But Medium did confirm that, no matter how many people like his post, he won't get paid for it. When Amazon CEO Jeff Bezos decided to accuse David Pecker, the CEO of National Enquirer's parent company, of blackmail on Thursday, he chose an interesting way to do it: a post on ...
Tags: Apple, Amazon, Post, Washington Post, Trends, Williams, Jeff Bezos, National Enquirer, Donald Trump, Evan Williams, Amazon Web Services, Bezos, AMI, Enquirer, David Pecker, Louise Mtsakis

Jeff Bezos' security team thinks a 'government entity' may have accessed the Amazon CEO's texts, Washington Post reporter says

Jeff Bezos and his private investigators are floating the theory that a "government entity" may have accessed the Amazon CEO's personal texts, Washington Post reporter Manuel Roig-Franzia said Thursday night on MSNBC. The comments were made hours after Bezos penned a viral Medium blog post accusing the National Enquirer's publisher of "extortion and blackmail" by threatening to release his nude photos unless he agreed to their terms. The National Enquirer previously published an exposé on Bez...
Tags: Apple, Amazon, Kim Kardashian, Washington Post, Saudi Arabia, White House, US, Trends, Jeff Bezos, National Enquirer, Msnbc, Donald Trump, Trump, Bezos, Becker, Roger Stone

Jeff Bezos 'blackmail' claim puts focus on National Enquirer links to Trump

The Amazon CEO has accused the tabloid of threatening to publish nude images of him to stop him investigating acquisition of intimate text messagesA sprawling international scandal involving Jeff Bezos, the owner of Amazon and world’s richest man, and allegations of “extortion and blackmail” by a tabloid publisher, threatened on Friday to also engulf Donald Trump as several key questions went unanswered.Bezos alleges that David Pecker, owner of the National Enquirer and longtime friend of the US...
Tags: Amazon, Technology, Media, US, US news, Jeff Bezos, National Enquirer, Donald Trump, Trump, Bezos, David Pecker

The National Enquirer v Bezos: scandal hits the scandal sheet

Interest is growing in the activities of a tabloid increasingly entwined with Trump It has all the ingredients to make a classic National Enquirer tale: the world’s richest man, salacious leaked text messages, a feud between a press baron and the US president, pictures of a penis, private investigators, the Mueller inquiry, large sums of money, claims of foreign government involvement, accusations of dirty tricks, and an attempt to exert control over a prominent figure using compromising materia...
Tags: Amazon, Technology, Media, Washington Post, US, World news, Newspapers & magazines, Newspapers, US news, Jeff Bezos, US press and publishing, National Enquirer, Donald Trump, Trump, Bezos, Mueller

National Enquirer publisher responds to Jeff Bezos' blistering blog post that accused it of extortion

National Enquirer publisher American Media (AMI) says its board will investigate claims made by Jeff Bezos in a blog post accusing the paper of "extortion and blackmail." In a statement to Business Insider, AMI says it believes it "acted lawfully" and "in good faith" in the reporting on the Amazon CEO's affair with former TV anchor Lauren Sanchez. Bezos' team has been investigating who leaked private text messages and photos to the National Enquirer, which published an exposé in the wake of Be...
Tags: Apple, Amazon, Kim Kardashian, Trends, Jeff Bezos, National Enquirer, Donald Trump, Trump, Board, Bezos, AMI, David Hughes, Trump Entertainment Resorts, American Media, David Pecker, Pecker

Amazon's Echo Show is back to its cheapest price ever — get it for $50 off through February 14

The   Insider Picks   team writes about stuff we think you'll like. Business Insider has affiliate partnerships, so we get a share of the revenue from your purchase. The Echo Show is on sale for $179.99 (originally $229.99) until February 14 at 9 p.m. PST as part of Amazon's Valentine's Day sale. The last time the Echo Show was on sale, it sold out and was backordered for months so save $50 on one of our favorite smart displays now before the deal ends. You can watch videos and get visual resp...
Tags: Google, Amazon, Trends, Netflix, Hulu, Donald Trump, Philips Hue, Amazon Echo, Alexa, Business Insider, Michael D Antonio

10 things in tech you need to know today

Good morning! This is the tech news you need to know this Friday. Amazon CEO Jeff Bezos accuses National Enquirer publisher of "extortion" over naked photos in extraordinary blog post. "No real journalists ever propose anything like what is happening here," Bezos said. Jeff Bezos essentially accused the National Enquirer of having a political motive for exposing his affair, and insinuated a Donald Trump connection. Bezos suggested the Enquirer's publisher may have written the story as a favor t...
Tags: Apple, Amazon, Facebook, New York, Germany, Trends, Bank Of America, Eu, Jeff Bezos, National Enquirer, Donald Trump, Facetime, Alexa, Jpmorgan, Bezos, Allen

Bezos blackmail claims add new twist to tale of Trump, Russia and the media

Trump’s vitriol toward Amazon CEO and long ties to National Enquirer collided last month, when tabloid ran story on Bezos’s affairThe remarkable blogpost from Jeff Bezos – Amazon CEO, world’s richest man and owner of the Washington Post – accusing the National Enquirer’s parent company of blackmail adds another bizarre strand to the tangled web tying together Donald Trump, the media and the investigation into Russian interference in the 2016 election.Bezos has long been a hate figure for Trump d...
Tags: Amazon, Technology, Media, Washington Post, Newspapers & magazines, Newspapers, US news, Jeff Bezos, US press and publishing, National Enquirer, Donald Trump, Trump, Bezos, Trump Russia, Amazon Washington Post

Read all the emails Jeff Bezos says the National Enquirer sent to 'blackmail' him (AMZN)

Amazon CEO Jeff Bezos wrote a blog post on Thursday accusing National Enquirer publisher AMI of trying to extort him over naked photos of him. AMI allegedly sent Bezos emails describing the photos they obtained of him and former news anchor Lauren Sanchez, who he was having an affair with. These are the emails that Bezos says were sent to "blackmail" him. On Thursday, Amazon CEO Jeff Bezos wrote a Medium blog post revealing the emails that he alleges were sent to blackmail him. In the email, ...
Tags: Apple, Amazon, California, Washington Post, Trends, Jeff Bezos, National Enquirer, Donald Trump, Usc, Martin, Howard, Bezos, Jon, Becker, Sánchez, AMI

A longtime Etsy engineering VP just joined one of trucking's hottest startups — and it shows how the $700 billion trucking industry is becoming a tech darling

Transfix is an $800 million startup that connects truck drivers to retailers.  The New York City-based company just hired Mike Brittain as its vice president of engineering. He was previously VP of engineering at Etsy. It shows how trucking is becoming a hub for tech's top talent — and its investment money.    Mike Brittain joined Etsy's engineering team in 2010, when there were just 20 other employees. Seven years later, when he left, he was in charge of more than 300 people as the company's...
Tags: Google, Amazon, Motorola, Etsy, Stanford, New York City, US, Los Angeles, Trends, Manhattan, Jeff Bezos, Donald Trump, Long Island, Brittain, Business Insider, Midwest

Twitter has 126 million daily users. That's 48% fewer than Snapchat, but it says the numbers aren't comparable. (TWTR, SNAP)

Twitter on Thursday disclosed it daily active user figures for the first time. At least nominally, the figures are 48% lower than Snapchat's But Twitter warned that its daily user numbers aren't comparable with those of other companies. The social networking company will stop releasing its number of monthly active users, a figure which has been declining. Twitter may get a lot more attention in the media than Snapchat, but it has a lot fewer daily users, at least at first glance. On Thursday,...
Tags: Apple, Facebook, Twitter, Europe, Trends, Snapchat, Donald Trump

Amazon is using purchase data to sell targeted ads, which is creepy, but not because they've invented a mind-control ray

Amazon is building out its ad-targeting program to allow for ad-buys like "people near a physiotherapist's office who've bought a knee-brace," and reports that the ads are incredibly successful. What's interesting about Amazon's reference customers for the efficacy of their program is how trivial they are: figuring out that knee-brace buyers who live near a physio might patronize that physio is not exactly rocket surgery. There are a ton of these "signals" that are probably a good predictor...
Tags: Google, Amazon, Facebook, Post, News, New York Times, Donald Trump, Amazon Echo, Karen Weise, Cambridge Analytica, Surveillance Capitalism, Zuboff, Specialty Cheese Company, Reeseville Wis, Quartile Digital

Mayor's joke about building wall around Apple HQ city angers neighbors

Communities around tech-rich Cupertino – teased they would pay for a wall – say city’s lack of affordable housing means they already subsidize itA Donald Trump joke usually lands well in the heart of Silicon Valley. But when the mayor of Cupertino wisecracked in his state of the city address that he wanted to build a wall around the city where Apple is headquartered – and make the surrounding communities pay for it – he ignited a fury among local housing advocates, for whom the farce veered too ...
Tags: Apple, California, US news, Silicon Valley, Cupertino, Donald Trump, Scharf, Kim Mai Cutler, Steven Scharf

2018 Was Earth's Fourth-Hottest Year on Record: NOAA and NASA Report

The string of hotter-than-average annual temperatures continued in 2018, as Earth experienced its fourth-hottest year on record, according to NASA and the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration [PDF]. From a report: Also in 2018, the United States suffered 14 weather and climate disasters with costs surpassing $1 billion during a warmer- and wetter-than-average year, NOAA reports. Global temperatures across land and sea were 1.42 degrees Fahrenheit above the 20th century average, making...
Tags: Tech, Nasa, Earth, United States, Noaa, Donald Trump, National Oceanic And Atmospheric Administration, Goddard Institute for Space Studies, Gavin Schmidt, SCHMIDT

Google Cloud will help the Golden State Warriors play better basketball (GOOGL, GOOG)

The Golden State Warriors announced Wednesday that they have picked Google Cloud as their official cloud provider.  The Warriors will use Google's analytics technology to track data that can help the team play basketball better. The Warriors — and the Chase Center, the under-construction stadium where they'll play — also plan to use Google Cloud for hosting mobile apps. The Golden State Warriors just picked Google Cloud as their official cloud provider, and will use its data-crunching  tec...
Tags: Google, San Francisco, Trends, Google Maps, Donald Trump, Golden State Warriors, Warriors, Diane Greene, The Warriors, Chase Center, Google Cloud, Kirk Lacob, Michael D Antonio, Thomas Kurian, GSW Sports Ventures

The 10 most important things in the world right now

Hello! Here's everything you need to know on Wednesday, February 6 1. US Donald Trump has finally delivered his State of the Union address. Trump lashed out at his opponents while simultaneously calling for an end to what he called the "politics of revenge."  2. Stacey Abrams, the 'future' of the Democratic Party, made her national debut with the party's rebuttal to Trump's State of the Union. The former Georgia gubernatorial candidate became the first black woman to do so. ...
Tags: Apple, Australia, North Korea, China, US, San Francisco, Trends, Georgia, Howard Schultz, Starbucks, John Mccain, Kim, Vietnam, Donald Trump, Trump, Democratic Party

10 things in tech you need to know today

Good morning! This is the tech news you need to know this Wednesday. Apple's retail chief, Angela Ahrendts, is leaving. In a surprise change, she'll be replaced by Deirdre O'Brien, who also heads up human resources. Ahrendts has worked at Apple for five years. Snap's stock jumps 17% after its Q4 beats Wall Street's expectations. Snap posted revenue of $389.8 million, while analysts were looking for $377.48 million. In the fourth quarter of 2017, Snap had sales of $285.69 million. Mark Zuckerber...
Tags: Apple, Facebook, Mark Zuckerberg, New York, Microsoft, China, Russia, Barack Obama, Trends, Susan Wojcicki, Donald Trump, Alexa, Zuckerberg, Trump, Angela Ahrendts, Amazon Alexa

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