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Elon Musk escalated his feud with Mark Zuckerberg following the riots at the Capitol. Here are 11 other rivalries that have formed between some of the world's most high-powered tech leaders.

Elon Musk, left, and Mark Zuckerberg. Susan Walsh/AP; Erin Scott/Reuters While there are many close friendships among tech CEOs in Silicon Valley, there are also plenty of feuds. Some appear to be friendly rivalries, like Salesforce CEO Marc Benioff and Oracle CEO Larry Ellison. Others are more contentious: Tim Cook and Mark Zuckerberg, and Elon Musk and Jeff Bezos have been openly feuding for years.  Visit Business Insider's homepage for more stories. Silicon Valley is a breeding ground f...
Tags: Apple, Amazon, Facebook, Mark Zuckerberg, Twitter, Spacex, Elon Musk, Cook, Jobs, Instagram, Microsoft, Steve Jobs, Washington, Time, US, San Francisco


Weekend reading: Revealing thoughts

What caught my eye this week. I enjoyed Indeedably’s post this week about his self-imposed silence on hitting a major financial goal: In the end, I opted not to mention my arbitrary financial milestone to anyone in real-life. Instead, I joined my kids on the couch for a game of Super Smash Bros, while icing my busted toe with a bag of frozen peas. The lockdown kitten leapt onto my lap and settled down for a nap. Shallow and vain creature that he is, he had already forgotten about his fleetin...
Tags: Google, UK, England, New York, London, China, Marketing, US, Eu, Bbc, Atlantic, Brooklyn, Pfizer, Sky News, Ons, Biden


The world's first successful artificial cornea transplant restored the vision of a man who had been blind for 10 years

KPro can replace a deformed or opaque cornea. Reuters An Israeli startup has successfully carried out the world's first artificial cornea transplant, restoring the sight of a 78-year-old man.  The procedure was carried out by head of ophthalmology at Beilinson Hospital Professor Irit Bahar. The implant, dubbed KPro, is made of a non-degradable synthetic nano-tissue and can replace a deformed or opaque cornea. Visit Business Insider's homepage for more stories. From mechanical hearts and br...
Tags: Health, Medicine, Israel, International, Trends, Tech, Healthcare, Surgery, Reuters, Litvin, BI International, Rabin Medical Center, Tech Insider, Israel Hayom, Bahar, Beilinson Hospital


Morning Docket: 01.22.21

* Google is asking that an antitrust lawsuit filed against it be moved from Texas to California. Interesting, seems like Silicon Valley types keep moving from California to Texas... [Reuters] * A group called Lawyers Defending American Democracy are calling for Rudy Giuliani to face professional discipline over his work for President Trump. [Hill] * A judge has ruled that a lawsuit seeking to dissolve the National Rifle Association can move forward. [ABC News] * Numerous lawsuits have been ...
Tags: Google, Texas, Law, California, Senate, Nba, Antitrust, Silicon Valley, Kobe Bryant, Usa Today, Abc News, Rudy Giuliani, Trump, Reuters, Nra, Hill


2021 is shaping up to be a busy year for healthcare dealmaking

Hollis Johnson/Business Insider Hello,We've made it to the end of a shorter - but no less eventful - workweek. We end the week with a new president, and I for one am looking forward to what stories emerge as President Joe Biden's policies start to impact the business of healthcare. This week, we spent our time (when not tuning into the inauguration) covering what the Biden administration's vaccine plans are, tracking the latest developments at billion-dollar startups Cityblock Health and A...
Tags: Google, Trends, Joe Biden, Healthcare, Mark Cuban, M&a, Silicon Valley, Vaccine, Biden, Shark Tank, Trump, Reuters, Jpmorgan, Blake, Gilead Sciences, Shelby


Elon Musk To Offer $100 Million Prize For 'Best' Carbon Capture Tech

Elon Musk on Thursday took to Twitter to promise a $100 million prize for development of the "best" technology to capture carbon dioxide emissions. He said more details would be coming "next week." Reuters reports: Capturing planet-warming emissions is becoming a critical part of many plans to keep climate change in check, but very little progress has been made on the technology to date, with efforts focused on cutting emissions rather than taking carbon out of the air. The International Energy ...
Tags: Elon Musk, Tech, Joe Biden, Reuters, International Energy Agency, Jennifer Wilcox, U S Department of Energy Read


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Sign up for top stories straight to your phone or desktop, handpicked by our team. Reuters You can now follow Business Insider on Telegram for the day's top stories and best reads.Stories are curated by our team, with daily roundups of news that you need to know.We'll also keep you updated with the biggest breaking news stories.If you have a Telegram account, all you have to do is open up our channel and click 'Join' to subscribe.Visit Business Insider's homepage for more stories. Read the ...
Tags: Life, Trends, Tech, Telegram, Reuters, Pavan Mahal


US Panel Asks FBI To Review Role of Parler In Capitol Attack

An anonymous reader quotes a report from Reuters: The House Oversight and Reform Committee on Thursday asked the FBI to investigate the role Parler, a social media website and app popular with the American far right, played a role in the violence at the U.S. Capitol. Representative Carolyn Maloney, who chairs the panel, cited press reports that detailed violent threats on Parler against state elected officials for their role in certifying the election results before the Jan. 6 attack that left f...
Tags: Amazon, Texas, Russia, US, Tech, Fbi, United States, Npr, Justice Department, Amazon Web Services, Reuters, Maloney, Carolyn Maloney, Parler, House Oversight and Reform Committee, FBI To Review Role of Parler In Capitol Attack


Instacart is eliminating the jobs of unionized workers

Instacart plans to lay off nearly 2,000 of its workers, including the ten workers from the Kroger-owned Mariano’s who unionized early last year, Vice reports. These workers are responsible for in-store shopping and packing of groceries. According to Vice, ten of the workers affected unionized with the United Food and Commercial Workers Local 1546 in Skokie, Illinois. However, they have yet to negotiate a contract with Instacart, according to Vice. Instacart notified the union of the planned chan...
Tags: Tech, Chicago, Goldman Sachs, Instacart, Mariano, Kroger, Reuters, Skokie, UFCW, Skokie Illinois, Marc Perrone, United Food and Commercial Workers Local 1546, UFCW Instacart


Tariffs, Morón, Rota, Venezuela or the Google tax: how the new Biden government will impact Spain

The term of Joe Biden and Kamala Harris begins today. The president-elect and his vice president will take office on Wednesday in a ceremony that will not be attended by the outgoing president Donald Trump, who has spent his last day locked up in the White House. His schedule said he would work "late" and make "many calls" and have "many meetings" (sic).With the arrival of the Democrats in power, the US enters a new era of diplomatic relations that could have a particular impact on the European ...
Tags: Google, Amazon, Mark Zuckerberg, Europe, France, White House, China, Russia, US, Trends, Eu, Spain, Bloomberg, European Union, Joe Biden, Intel


New global publications sign on to News Showcase

The events of this past year have proven that providing access to diverse, high-quality news sources is more important than ever. Whether it’s information about COVID-19, the latest environmental story or reporting on governments around the world, people are looking for the news that affects their lives. Our investment of $1 billion over the next three years towards news partnerships and for Google News Showcase helps support publications to produce, distribute and explain essential information ...
Tags: Google, News, Germany, Brazil, Argentina, Google News, Reuters, Pernambuco, Libération, Brad Bender, La Gaceta, Google News Initiative, Sächsische Zeitung, Google News Showcase, Le Monde Le Figaro, France El Cronista


Kamala Harris was just sworn in as the first female vice president in US history. Here are 35 of the most powerful women in 2021.

Kamala Harris, Jill Biden, and Shonda Rhimes. Tasos Katopodis/JIM WATSON/AFP/George Pimentel/Getty Images First ladies, political figures, and prominent businesswomen hold great power in the US. Kamala Harris was sworn in as the first female vice president of the United States. Queen Elizabeth II, the longest-reigning monarch of the United Kingdom, has served for over 65 years. Visit Business Insider's homepage for more stories. From the boardroom to Hollywood and the floor of the House of...
Tags: Strategy, Features, Women And Leadership, Women's History Month, Feminism, Women, CDU


Trump Seeks To Curb Foreign Cyber Meddling on Last Day in Office

Outgoing President Donald Trump has signed an executive order aimed at thwarting foreign use of cloud computing products for malicious cyber operations against the United States, the White House said on Tuesday, Trump's last full day in office. From a report: The order, first reported by Reuters, gives the Commerce Department authority to write rules to bar transactions with foreigners in cloud computing products or services, if a foreigner uses them for cyber attacks. "What we have seen in this...
Tags: White House, Tech, United States, Commerce, Donald Trump, Trump, Reuters, Commerce Department


YouTube extended Donald Trump's ban for at least 7 more days amid fears of violence at Biden's inauguration

Sundar Pichai Donald Trump Denis Balibouse/Reuters/Win McNamee/Getty Images YouTube extended its ban on outgoing President Donald Trump uploading videos amid fear of violence.  President-elect Joe Biden is set to be inaugurated in an unusual ceremony today.  The video-sharing giant has faced pressure to keep Trump off its platform following violence at the Capitol.  Visit Business Insider's homepage for more stories. YouTube has extended its ban preventing outgoing US President Donald Trum...
Tags: Google, Technology, Youtube, Washington, US, Trends, Joe Biden, Susan Wojcicki, Biden, Donald Trump, Sacha Baron Cohen, Sundar Pichai, Alphabet, Trump, Reuters, Donald J Trump


YouTube extended Donald Trump's ban for at least 7 more days amid fears of violence at Joe Biden's inauguration

Sundar Pichai Donald Trump Denis Balibouse/Reuters/Win McNamee/Getty Images YouTube extended its ban on outgoing President Donald Trump uploading videos amid fear of violence.  President-elect Joe Biden is set to be inaugurated in an unusual ceremony today.  The video-sharing giant has faced pressure to keep Trump off its platform following violence at the Capitol.  Visit Business Insider's homepage for more stories. YouTube has extended its ban preventing outgoing US President Donald Trum...
Tags: Google, Technology, Youtube, Washington, US, Trends, Joe Biden, Susan Wojcicki, Biden, Donald Trump, Sacha Baron Cohen, Sundar Pichai, Alphabet, Trump, Reuters, Donald J Trump




Microsoft partners with GM to make self-driving cars a reality

Driverless car startup Cruise, a GM subsidiary, today announced the finalization of a two-billion dollar equity fund from primary investors Microsoft, Honda, and GM. Leading off: Microsoft’s money is the big ticket item here for Cruise. While the company’s valuation has skyrocketed to about $20 billion from investors, netting one of big tech’s trillion-dollar whales has pushed GM stocks up nearly seven percent. But the cash isn’t the only thing in play here. Per a Reuters report, Microsoft CEO S...
Tags: Startups, Microsoft, Satya Nadella, Tech, Artificial Intelligence, Robots, Gm, Reuters, Neural, Microsoft Honda


Apple Supplier Foxconn to Build $270 Million Plant in Vietnam, Likely for MacBook and iPad

Apple supplier Foxconn has been granted a license to construct a new $270 million plant in Vietnam, likely to manufacture MacBooks and iPads (via Reuters). The new plant, to be developed by Fukang Technology, will be located in the northern Vietnamese province of Bac Giang. Upon completion, the location is projected to be able to produce eight million laptops and tablets annually. Foxconn is one of Apple's largest manufacturing partners. In November last year, Apple urged Foxconn to move som...
Tags: Apple, China, Macbook, Vietnam, Foxconn, Reuters, Thanh Hoa, Apple Foxconn, Apple Supplier Foxconn, Fukang Technology


The Trump administration is revoking the licenses of companies that supply to Huawei, as a final blow to the Chinese tech giant

The Huawei booth at the 2020 World 5G Convention. Li Zhihao/VCG via Getty Images The White House is revoking the licenses of companies that do business with the Chinese tech giant Huawei, Reuters reported Sunday. Huawei has long been a target of President Donald Trump's administration, which views the firm as spies for the Chinese government. Huawei has repeatedly denied it intends to use its networks to spy.    Visit Business Insider's homepage for more stories. President Donald Trump's a...
Tags: Google, Politics, UK, China, US, Trends, Intel, Fox, United States, Commerce, Chinese communist party, Donald Trump, Huawei, 5g, Cnbc, Trump


Report: US Halts Huawei's Suppliers, Including Intel, in Last Blow to China's 5G

"The Trump administration notified Huawei suppliers, including chipmaker Intel, that it is revoking certain licenses to sell to the Chinese company and intends to reject dozens of other applications," Reuters reports, citing sources familiar with the matter: One of the sources said eight licenses were yanked from four companies. Japanese flash memory chip maker Kioxia Corp had at least one license revoked, two of the sources said. The company, formerly known as Toshiba Memory Corp, could not im...
Tags: China, US, Tech, Intel, United States, Huawei, Trump, Reuters, Commerce Department, Toshiba Memory Corp, Kioxia Corp, Commerce State Defense and Energy


What happened last week? Biden introduced a $1.9 trillion stimulus plan, Parler sued Amazon, and Loews Hotels cancelled a fundraiser for a senator.

Vice President Mike Pence elbow bumps with a member of the National Guard outside the U.S. Capitol on January 14. Alex Brandon/Pool via Reuters What happened last week? President-elect Joe Biden introduced a $1.9 trillion stimulus plan. Parler filed a lawsuit against Amazon, alleging antitrust violations. Loews Hotels said it cancelled a February fundraiser for Senator Josh Hawley. Visit Business Insider's homepage for more stories. What happened last week?As Washington last week readied f...
Tags: Apple, Google, Amazon, Florida, UK, Washington, US, Trends, Tech, Joe Biden, Silicon Valley, The New York Times, Biden, Donald Trump, Delaware, Trump


Apple car: from concealed touch controls to holographic images: here are six possible features, based on recent patents

The Apple logo at an event at the company's headquarters in Cupertino. Stephen Lam/Reuters In the last few years, Apple filed a series of vehicle-related patents.  Hyundai and Apple are close to signing a deal to build a "beta" vehicle by next year, according to Reuters.  Here are six recent Apple patents for vehicle features. Visit Business Insider's homepage for more stories. In last few years, rumors of an Apple car have often popped up, usually after the company filed a vehicle-rel...
Tags: Apple, US, Trends, Tech, Tesla, Patents, Silicon Valley, Morgan Stanley, Hyundai, US Patent And Trademark Office, Reuters, Katy Huberty, Tech Insider, Reuters Here, US Patent and Trademark Office Apple, Kevin Shalvey


How Tim Berners-Lee Will Fix the Internet

"Sir Tim Berners-Lee, the British computer scientist who was knighted for inventing the internet navigation system known as the World Wide Web, wants to re-make cyberspace once again," reports Reuters: With a new startup called Inrupt, Berners-Lee aims to fix some of the problems that have handicapped the so-called open web in an age of huge, closed platforms such as Facebook. Building on ideas developed by an open-source software project called Solid, Inrupt promises a web where people can use...
Tags: Tech, Bbc, Belgium, Reuters, Berners Lee, Tim Berners Lee, John Bruce, Facebook Building, Inrupt, Solid Inrupt, Inrupt Berners Lee, Britain s National Health Service


Apple Loses Appeal in VirnetX Dispute, Could Owe Over $1.1 Billion

Apple has not been successful in reducing the amount of money that it owes VirnetX in patent infringement fees, with the Cupertino company today losing an appeal that would have vacated or reduced a $502.8 million award. According to Reuters, a federal judge today denied Apple's request for a new trial and claims that the award should not exceed $113.7 million. Apple must pay the original $502.8 million that was awarded to VirnetX in October 2020, and combined with a prior $454 million award...
Tags: Apple, Vpn, Cupertino, Facetime, Reuters, VirnetX, Patent lawsuits


Weekend reading: On balance, working from home wins

What caught my eye this week. W e’re nearly a year into Covid in the UK. The novelty has long worn off – you hear much less about finding inner peace or baking sourdough – but on the working from home front, the revolution revelation continues. Even the most lunch-is-for-wimps office junkies seem to be finally coming around to the reality that you can get plenty done from home. In fact I’m getting tired of entrepreneurial types on my LinkedIn and Twitter feeds declaring they’ve seen the future...
Tags: Google, Amazon, UK, England, London, Marketing, US, Post Office, Bbc, Britain, Cnbc, Glastonbury, Better, Chamath Palihapitiya, Reuters, Vanguard


WhatsApp's changes to personal data violate users' privacy and pose a threat to national security, according to a court filing in India, the app's biggest market

WhatsApp has been slapped with a lawsuit in India after it announced changes to its privacy policy. Reuters After widespread backlash from users and privacy activists, a petition has been filed in India against WhatsApp's new privacy policy. The petition, filed in WhatsApp's biggest market, calls on the Indian government to ensure WhatsApp does not share user data with third parties. WhatsApp informed users on Wednesday that it would start sharing some personal data with its parent company...
Tags: Google, Facebook, UK, India, International, Trends, Eu, European Union, Retail, Reuters, Delhi High Court, Times of India, Cait, BI International, Tech Insider, Confederation of All India Traders CAIT


35 of the most powerful women in 2021

Kamala Harris, Jill Biden, and Shonda Rhimes. Tasos Katopodis/JIM WATSON/AFP/George Pimentel/Getty Images From first ladies of the United States to prominent businesswomen and leading figures in the entertainment industry, these women hold great power. On January 20, Senator Kamala Harris will be sworn in as the first female and first Black and South Asian vice president of the United States. Queen Elizabeth II, one of the best-known female leaders in the world and the longest-reigning mon...
Tags: Strategy, Features, Women And Leadership, Women's History Month, Feminism, Women, CDU


US Asks Tesla To Recall 158,000 Vehicles For Touchscreen Failures

An anonymous reader quotes a report from Reuters: The National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA) on Wednesday asked Tesla to recall 158,000 Model S and Model X vehicles over media control unit (MCU) failures that could pose safety risks by leading to touchscreen displays not working. The auto safety agency made the unusual request in a formal letter to Tesla after upgrading a safety probe in November, saying it had tentatively concluded the 2012-2018 Model S and 2016-2018 Model X veh...
Tags: US, Tech, Tesla, Nhtsa, Reuters, MCU


ECB's Christine Lagarde Blasts Bitcoin's Role In Facilitating Money Laundering

An anonymous reader quotes a report from Bloomberg: European Central Bank President Christine Lagarde took aim at Bitcoin's role in facilitating criminal activity, saying the cryptocurrency has been enabling "funny business." "For those who had assumed that it might turn into a currency -- terribly sorry, but this is an asset and it's a highly speculative asset which has conducted some funny business and some interesting and totally reprehensible money-laundering activity," Lagarde said in an on...
Tags: Tech, Bloomberg, European Central Bank, Bitcoin, Christine Lagarde, Ecb, Lagarde, Reuters


Parler May Never Get Back Online, Admits CEO of Pro-Trump Social App

The CEO of Parler, which claimed it had more than 12 million users before it was cut off by Amazon, Apple and Google in the last week, said the social network popular among Trump sympathizers might not be able to find a new home on the internet. Asked in an interview with Reuters when Parler […]
Tags: Google, Amazon, News, Donald Trump, Trump, Reuters, Amazon Apple, Parler, Trump Social App



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