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Zillow CEO Rich Barton joins billionaire club after stock surge

Rich Barton, who has the largest individual stake in Zillow with 15.8 million shares, is now a billionaire after Zillow Group stock value soars to $64 per share.
Tags: Technology, Radio, Zillow, Industry News, Forbes, Zillow Group, Select, News Brief, Rich Barton, Zillow Earnings, Zillow revenue, Zillow Q4 revenue, Zillow stock value

WIRTW #588 (the “new voices” edition)

One of the benefits participating in the Tri-C High School Rock Off is that your band gets featured in the Rock & Roll Hall of Fame’s “New Voices in Rock” video series. One of the benefits of advancing to the Finals is that your band gets featured a lot more in said video. So, without further adieu, I bring you Fake ID’s contribution to the Rock Hall’s “New Voices in Rock” series. The Finals are next Saturday night, February 29. Tickets are only $12 (including Rock Hall admission) and are availa...
Tags: Google, Law, Abc, Senate, Canada, Vox, Nlrb, Cnbc, Joe, Forbes, Eric, Rock Roll Hall of Fame, Eric Meyer, OSHA, Rock Hall, Krebs

The life and career rise of billionaire Meg Whitman, the former eBay CEO leading a new streaming serve called Quibi

Meg Whitman, 63, is one of Silicon Valley's most storied CEOs. In her decades-long career, Whitman has been credited with turning around eBay and making major changes at Hewlett-Packard. Now, she's leading a new streaming platform called Quibi. Here's what you need to know about Whitman, a Princeton University graduate whose among the richest self-made women in the US. Visit Business Insider's homepage for more stories. Meg Whitman, now in her third iteration of being a tech CEO, is a veteran...
Tags: Google, Facebook, Twitter, Hollywood, California, Ebay, Boston, US, America, Los Angeles, Trends, Netflix, United Kingdom, New York Times, Hasbro, Silicon Valley

Warning: Microsoft Pulls Windows 10 Security Update After Reports of Serious Bugs

Slashdot reader golden_donkey quotes Forbes: Are you booting up your Windows 10 machine and discovering you can't log in to your profile? It appears you're not alone. Reports are increasing across Twitter and Microsoft forums that following the most recent Patch Tuesday update (KB4532693), users are complaining that their profiles and desktop files are missing, and that custom icons and wallpaper have all been reset to their default state... The KB4532693 update is allegedly causing much more ...
Tags: Microsoft, Tech, Forbes, Zdnet

How do hotel star ratings work

In case you missed it, there’s a seven-star resort coming to an Austrian treetop near you. No word on if it’s being inspected by the Lil’ Rascals to make sure it has adequate clubhouse space and “No Girls Allowed” signage since to literally everyone in the world’s knowledge no official rating system exists for tree houses. But it makes one wonder: If a treehouse can claim it has seven stars, can any old hotel do it too? The Burj-al-Arab in Dubai famously claimed it was the world’s first and o...
Tags: Travel, Google, Europe, Hotels, US, Netflix, United States, Dubai, Caa, Michelin, Las Vegas, Tripadvisor, AAA, Caribbean, Burj Al Arab, Forbes

The rise and fall of Andy Rubin, the former Google executive accused of sexual misconduct whose new startup, Essential, just shut down for good (GOOGL, GOOG)

Andy Rubin is the creator of Android and a former Google executive. Rubin's career seemed to be on track — software engineering in Silicon Valley in the 1990s, founding Android, being a top dog at Google for a decade — until he was let go from Google after a sexual misconduct investigation, according to multiple news reports. Rubin has been accused of having inappropriate relations with a subordinate, allegedly coercing a woman into oral sex (an allegation that Rubin denies). And recent unseal...
Tags: Apple, Google, Amazon, Android, New York, Microsoft, Buzzfeed, Stanford, Trends, Information, Intel, Larry Page, New York Times, Manhattan, Magic, Silicon Valley

Oracle billionaire Larry Ellison is holding a fundraiser for Donald Trump, where supporters can pay $100,000 for a golf outing and photo op with the president

Billionaire Oracle chairman Larry Ellison will host a fundraiser for President Donald Trump's reelection campaign, The Desert Sun's Sam Metz reported Wednesday. Tickets for the event, which will be held on Ellison's estate in Rancho Mirage, California, cost up to $250,000, according to The Desert Sun. Billionaires from other industries including Home Depot cofounder Bernie Marcus and real-estate developer Stephen Ross faced public outrage and boycotts of their companies in 2019, following repo...
Tags: Google, Home Depot, America, Trends, Tesla, Gop, United States, Bill Gates, Larry Ellison, Peter Thiel, Marco Rubio, Warren, Silicon Valley, Goldman Sachs, Donald Trump, Ellison

From Elon Musk to Tim Cook, here's where the world's most influential tech founders and CEOs went to college — and what they studied

College is where many figure out what they're actually interested in and determine the career they want to pursue. We researched the degrees and schools attended by well-known tech CEOs, many of whom launched their companies or landed on the idea for their first startup while studying at college. Here's where 52 CEOs and founders in the tech industry went to school, and what they studied. Visit Business Insider's homepage for more stories. For new college students, choosing a major can feel l...
Tags: Apple, Google, Facebook, Mark Zuckerberg, Europe, Elon Musk, Cook, Sweden, Maryland, Microsoft, Yahoo, Mba, Stanford, India, Satya Nadella, Trends

Netflix is set to produce content exclusive to Samsung Galaxy phone users

Netflix has announced a deal with Samsung to produce content exclusively for users of its Galaxy smartphones. The deal was announced Tuesday at the Korean tech giant's flagship annual conference, 'Unpacked,' where it revealed several new products including the Galaxy Z Flip foldable phone. According to Forbes, the content will consist of interviews and behind-the-scenes footage from Netflix original series like Narcos and Elite, and will be shot on Samsung's new Galaxy S20 smartphones. As part...
Tags: Apple, Samsung, Trends, Nasa, Netflix, Tim Cook, Business Insider, Samsung Galaxy, Forbes, Bixby, Apple TV Plus

Police Use Family-Tracking App on Son's Phone to Show His Dad Was Near Huge Blaze at Ex-Employer

Authorities linked a man to a factory arson that destroyed “well over a million” dollars in property last month by convincing his son to give them access to an app that would allow them to view the suspect’s movements, Forbes reported.Read more...
Tags: Science, Technology, Crime, Privacy, Police, Surveillance, Law Enforcement, Location, Forbes, Life360, Family Tracker

A new warrant reveals how Apple detects child pornography and works with law enforcement (APPL)

Apple intercepts suspected child pornography and reports it to law enforcement, a warrant obtained by Forbes shows. Apple uses a technique called "hashing" which lets its servers automatically detect when images previously labelled as child abuse pass through them. Apple's servers automatically detect images previously watermarked as child abuse, and quarantine them so they can be inspected. The warrant gives a unique insight into how Apple works with law enforcement, a subject on which it has...
Tags: Apple, Trends, Nasa, Fbi, Donald Trump, Forbes, Appl, Pensacola Florida Naval Air Station, Forbes Apple

Report: Apple servers ‘intercept’ emails to find child abuse imagery

A Forbes report published today revealed how Apple servers scan and read emails to find child abuse imagery. As the investigators pointed out, Apple is known for keeping a tight lid on how it operates, especially when it comes to dealing with instances where their software has been exploited for crime. In a search warrant obtained by Forbes, it found that despite multiple reports of Apple being unhelpful in serious law enforcement cases, the tech giant has played an important role in investigati...
Tags: Apple, Startups, Tech, Forbes

The rise and fall of Elizabeth Holmes, who started Theranos when she was 19 and will now stand trial over 'massive fraud' in July 2020

Elizabeth Holmes dropped out of Stanford University at 19 to start blood-testing startup Theranos, and grew the company to a valuation of $9 billion. But it all came crashing down when the shortcomings and inaccuracies of the company's technology were exposed, and Theranos and Holmes were charged with "massive fraud." A California judge has set a August 2020 start date for the federal fraud trial for which, if convicted, Holmes could face up to 20 years in prison. Visit Business Insider's ho...
Tags: Apple, Hbo, Instagram, Abc, California, Washington, Cbs News, Stanford, Singapore, US, San Francisco, Trends, Walgreens, Beijing, Larry Ellison, Bill Clinton

Suspicion and Anger Towards Microsoft Rises After Windows 10 Search Failure

Earlier this week, searching in Windows 10 was broken, "with a black bar showing where search results should be, even for those who tried to perform a local search of their files." Microsoft issued a fix and blamed the issue on a "third-party networking fiber provider". But unfortunately, Microsoft's fix isn't working for everyone -- and that's just the beginning. Long-time Slashdot reader Futurepower(R) shares Forbes' report: Second, and more worryingly, Microsoft's explanation doesn't add up...
Tags: Microsoft, Tech, Bing, Forbes, Engadget, Slashdot, Richard Lawler, Futurepower, Woody Leonard, Panos Panay Susan Patch Lady Bradley

Sales of Apple Watches eclipse watch sales of entire Swiss watch industry

Sales of Swiss watches are declining, and sales of Apple watches are rising steeply. This must be a surprise to the makers of Swiss luxury watches, who lifted their imperious snouts in disdain at the cough-drop shaped Apple Watch when it first came out. From Enrique Dans's piece in Forbes, titled, How Apple Killed The Swiss Watch Industry: In 2015, the year the Apple Watch was launched, LVMH watch division president and Tag Heuer CEO Jean-Claude Biver said the Swiss industry was not afraid of Ap...
Tags: Apple, Post, News, Apple Watch, Lvmh, Forbes, Jean Claude Biver, Wristwatches, Chris Abney

Great Onboarding: The Secret to 88% Employee Retention

How to cut employee turnover in half. This is a guest article written by John Paul Strong, the owner of the Birmingham-based advertising agency, Strong Automotive Merchandising.  John Paul has developed a very robust onboarding process that I wanted him to share with you. Their original roster of 10 employees and eight clients has exploded today, growing to more than 115 full-time employees and 250 automotive dealers. And it hasn’t gone without notice. Strong Automotive Merchandising has b...
Tags: Google, Business, Advertising Agency, Birmingham, Onboarding, Best Practices, Forbes, Employee Retention, Birmingham Alabama, LinkedIn Facebook Twitter, Michael Gass, Agency Leadership, New Business Talents, John Paul Strong, Strong Automotive Merchandising, Strong Automotive Merchandising John Paul

Meet the company helping a 6-year-old YouTube star make $18 million a year from a global business empire

The entertainment company and global YouTube multichannel network Yoola takes YouTube creators like 6-year-old Anastasia Radzinskaya and turns their channels into business empires. Anastasia's YouTube business generated $18 million in a single year, according to Forbes' most recent report on YouTuber earnings. Yoola has helped its creators with the development, distribution, and monetization of their video content. Anastasia has nine YouTube channels, four of which have over 10 million subscri...
Tags: Google, Amazon, Hbo, Youtube, Russia, US, Los Angeles, Trends, Walmart, World, Ken Burns, Pocket watch, Federal Trade Commission, Forbes, Youtuber, Ryan

From Ashton Kutcher to Jay-Z, these 12 celebrities are the most active of the 'Hollywood angels' making big investments in Silicon Valley

These 12 actors, musicians and sports stars may have reaped millions using their creative and athletic talents, but they have also won big from bets on startups. From Ashton Kutcher's big early bet on Uber, to Will Smith's on-the-spot investment into a small startup that impressed him with a pitch, these celebrities are establishing themselves as mainstays in Silicon Valley. Business Insider took a look at Crunchbase data to rank the top 12 celebrities by the number of startup investment round...
Tags: Google, Amazon, Facebook, Uber, Spotify, Elon Musk, Hollywood, Instagram, California, Bono, Montana, Jay Z, US, NFL, San Francisco, Trends

A 6-year-old YouTube star is making an estimated $18 million a year. We talked to the company behind her global strategy.

Entertainment company and global YouTube multi-channel network Yoola takes YouTube creators like 6-year-old Anastasia Radzinskaya and turns their channels into business empires. Radzinskaya's YouTube business generated $18 million in a single year, according to Forbes in its most recent report on YouTuber earnings. Yoola has helped its creators like Radzinskaya develop, distribute, and make money from their video content.  Radzinskaya runs nine global YouTube channels, four of which have over ...
Tags: Google, Amazon, Hbo, Youtube, Russia, US, Los Angeles, Trends, Walmart, World, Ken Burns, Pocket watch, Federal Trade Commission, Forbes, Youtuber, Ryan

Search Buzz Video Recap: Google Algorithm Update May Have Hit Forbes, Favicons Reverted, Featured Snippet Questions & More

This was a pretty busy week, we may have had a Google search algorithm update this week and maybe, just maybe, Forbes got hit hard by it. Google is probably going to revert the favicon and black ad label user interface, lots of tests are going on now...
Tags: Google, Seo, Search Buzz Video Round Recap, Forbes

Feds Order Massive Number Of Tech Giants To Help Hunt Down One WhatsApp Meth Dealer

As it struggles to get content from encrypted messenger apps and smartphones, the U.S. government is getting creative in how it tracks down criminal WhatsApp users, according to a search warrant uncovered by Forbes. From the report: Aside from shedding light on police data-trawling operations, these new efforts are "problematic," legal experts tell Forbes. They show that investigators are willing to test the boundaries of legality by demanding content they may not legally be allowed to collect f...
Tags: Google, Colorado, Tech, DEA, Forbes

A mansion full of TikTok stars, how Rhett & Link make $17.5 million yearly from YouTube, and inside Bon Appétit's test kitchen

Hi, and welcome to this week's Influencer Dashboard newsletter! This is Amanda Perelli, and I'll be briefing you on what's new in the business of influencers and creators. This week, my colleague Dan Whateley took readers inside the new TikTok talent company, TalentX Entertainment.  TikTok, the short-form video app, has become one of the hottest social platforms among Generation Zers. With the sudden rise in popularity, the need for talent-management firms dedicated to helping these new teen cr...
Tags: Google, Amazon, Youtube, La, Los Angeles, Trends, South Africa, New York Times, Bravo, Vine, Ken Burns, Forbes, Dan, Bel Air, Watney, Heath

12 wildly successful companies started by people in their 20s

It's never too young to act on a great idea, and these successful entrepreneurs prove just that. Steve Jobs was only 21 when he started Apple out of his parents' garage, and Tyler Haney was 25 when she launched clothing company Outdoor Voices. David Karp, who founded Tumblr in his early 20s, faked a deep voice during important phone calls to get adults to take him seriously. Visit Business Insider's homepage for more stories. Whether they dropped out of college, spent hours holed up in their ...
Tags: Apple, Spotify, Florida, Maryland, Steve Jobs, Ebay, US, NFL, San Francisco, Trends, Vogue, EK, Richard Branson, Tumblr, Vox, Gq

Did Forbes Google Search Traffic Just Completely Die?

A senior writer at Forbes, shared some data on Twitter showing that has seen a huge and very concerning drop in traffic from Google organic search. He said traffic is "down circa 10x" starting January 27th at 11pm ET. He posted this on Twitter saying "Seeing huge hits to Forbes ranking and traffic (down circa 10x) since the new Google search algorithm was applied. Any idea if there's a problem? Some (usually popular) articles not reaching 100 views in 24h."
Tags: Google, Twitter, Seo, Google Search Engine Optimization, Forbes

Silicon Valley VC 7BC Capital expands in Europe, recruits first venture partner

Silicon Valley VC 7BC Venture Capital has decided to make an incursion into Europe, recruiting its first venture partner in the UK. Monty Munford was previously a freelance journalist, conference speaker and columnist contributing to Forbes, The Telegraph, The Economist, BBC Newsweek and Wired, among others. 7BC VC focuses primarily on AI, FinTech, blockchain and related startups. It recently invested in Kyndi at a Series B with a valuation of $20M. Munford says he caught the venture bug by bro...
Tags: TC, Europe, UK, Articles, Tech, Ceo, Economy, United Kingdom, Silicon Valley, And, Wired, Player, Journalist, Economist, TechCrunch, Executive

YouTube stars Rhett and Link explain how algorithm changes supercharged their business to an estimated $17.5 million in yearly income

YouTube stars Rhett McLaughlin, 42, and Link Neal, 41, started posting videos on YouTube back in 2006 and gained early fame and income from the platform. But it took nearly a decade of making videos, and a favorable change to YouTube's algorithm that rewarded longer videos, for the pair's business to kick into overdrive.  Now with 80 employees, Rhett & Link's Mythical Entertainment is a YouTube powerhouse with enough cash to make 8-figure acquisitions. Click here for more BI Prime stories. Yo...
Tags: Google, Amazon, Youtube, Trends, Tennessee, New York Times, Ohio, Ken Burns, Forbes, Flanagan, Burbank California, Levine, McLaughlin, Neal, Rhett, Link Neal

A massive $27 million Silicon Valley mansion is back on the market less than a year after selling — take a look

A seven-bedroom mansion in Atherton, California, is listed on the market for $27 million. The listing at 61 Faxon Road was listed in June 2018 for $32.5 million. It sold in April 2019 for $24 million, and now less than a year later, it's back on the market for $27 million. The mansion is the third most expensive listed publicly on the market in Atherton, a Silicon Valley town that many of the region's high-profile tech players call home — Forbes dubbed Atherton the wealthiest town in America i...
Tags: Google, Facebook, America, Trends, Palo Alto, Silicon Valley, Zillow, Bay Area, Forbes, Atherton, Menlo Circus Club, Atherton California, Faxon Road, Atherton a Silicon Valley, Keller Williams It

Boeing's New 777X, the World's Largest Twin-Engine Jet, Completes Maiden Flight

Today Boeing's new 777X aircraft completed its maiden flight, reports CNBC: The plane is the largest twin-engine jet ever built and has a wingspan so wide — more than 235 feet — it features folding wingtips that reduce that width by more than 20 feet so the plane can fit into various airport taxiways and gates. The 777X-9 is slightly longer than Boeing's most iconic plane: the hump-backed 747, which is fading away as airlines opt for twin-engine aircraft that require less fuel... The 777X, whi...
Tags: Tech, Emirates, Boeing, Cnbc, Forbes

Clayton Christensen, author of “The Innovator’s Dilemma,” has passed away at age 67

Clayton Christensen, a longtime professor at Harvard Business School who became famous worldwide after authoring the best-selling business book, “The Innovator’s Dilemma: When New Technologies Cause Great Firms to Fail,” passed away last night. The Desert News reported earlier today that the cause tied to complications from leukemia treatments that Christensen was receiving in Boston. He was 67 years old. Clayton had suffered from ill health for years, always battling his way back. By the age...
Tags: Apple, TC, Steve Jobs, Boston, Tech, Intel, Harvard, Yale, Oxford, Salt Lake City, New Yorker, Andy Grove, Marc Andreessen, Forbes, Christensen, Grove

Apple TV+ show ‘Little America’ to get a companion podcast, exec producer says

A recent report from Bloomberg claimed Apple was considering making original podcasts related to its Apple TV+ streaming service shows. Now we have further confirmation that these companion podcasts are indeed in the works. In an interview with Forbes, an executive producer of the Apple TV+ anthology series “Little America,” Lee Eisenberg, talks about the benefits of working with Apple — noting, by the way, that the show will have a podcast as well as a playlist featuring music from the series. ...
Tags: Apple, Spotify, Media, America, Tech, Bloomberg, Amazon Prime, Jennifer Aniston, Forbes, Golden Globe, Eisenberg, Little America, Gimlet Parcast, Little America Lee Eisenberg, Ringer Pandora, Pandora Stories Meanwhile Amazon Music

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