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The metaverse could let Silicon Valley track your facial expressions, blood pressure, and your breathing rates — showing exactly why our internet laws need updating

Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg giving the metaverse keynoteFacebook With talk swirling about the metaverse comes the question of how to regulate it. Tech firms will gain even more data on users, giving algorithms and advertising partners valuable data.  A solution could be to restrict what the corporations could track about you, like your heart rate. The metaverse is supposedly coming, which means it may need the same thing (some say) as social media: regulation.That's especially pressing s...
Tags: Facebook, Mark Zuckerberg, Science, News, Congress, Israel, Trends, Tech, Silicon Valley, Meta, Jack Dorsey, Rosenberg, Google Facebook Apple, Greenbaum, Louis Rosenberg, Tech Insider

MongoDB spikes 21% after the database provider crushes quarterly earnings estimates

MongoDB MongoDB shares jumped as much as 21% Tuesday following a better-than-expected earnings report.  Revenue from Atlas jumped 84%, with Coinbase moving more workloads to the cloud database service.  MongoDB went public in 2017 with a $1.6 billion valuation and is now worth about $33 billion.  Shares of MongoDB spiked as much as 21% Tuesday after the database provider crushed quarterly earnings estimates.The New York-based company said in its third-quarter results that sales jumped 50% year...
Tags: Google, New York, Trends, Markets, Atlas, Reddit, Earnings, Fidelity, Silicon Valley, Nasdaq, Mongodb, Coinbase, Cnbc, Databricks, Database, Amazon Microsoft

Bad Blood: Adam McKay Will Direct Jennifer Lawrence As Elizabeth Holmes

It seems Adam McKay and Jennifer Lawrence enjoyed working together on "Don't Look Up," a sci-fi comedy that McKay co-wrote and directed about a pair of astronomers (played by Lawrence and Leonardo DiCaprio) who desperately try to warn the people of Earth than a massive comet is heading their way. The two are now officially working together on another dark satire in the form of "Bad Blood," a film inspired by the real-life rise and fall of notorious Theranos CEO Elizabeth Holmes.Apple Studios has...
Tags: Apple, Jennifer Lawrence, Movies, News, Earth, Netflix, Oscar, Leonardo Dicaprio, Silicon Valley, Hulu, Abc News, Will Ferrell, Dick Cheney, Elizabeth Holmes, Adam Mckay, Don

Biden's Cyber Leaders Go To Silicon Valley for More Help Fighting Hackers

Senior Biden administration officials met in Silicon Valley on Monday with key technology and cybersecurity companies as part of a push for more help from the private sector in fending off increasingly aggressive hackers working for adversarial regimes and criminal gangs. From a report: Homeland Security Secretary Alejandro Mayorkas, Cybersecurity and Infrastructure Security Agency Director Jen Easterly, National Cyber Director Chris Inglis and other officials met with executives from 13 compani...
Tags: Google, Microsoft, Vladimir Putin, Tech, Silicon Valley, Homeland Security, Biden, Juniper Networks, Alejandro Mayorkas, Infrastructure Security Agency, Jen Easterly, Chris Inglis

The Truth About Women in the Workplace

Imagine starting work each day at 7:45 with a 15 minute meditation and working until 3. At your 7-8 pm nightly zoom meeting the team shares new ideas, discusses problems, and sets agendas for upcoming work; follow-on meetings occur at 8-9pm. Your workspace has a corkboard to put up whatever items keep you happy and creative. All memos use She or They pronouns exclusively. Besides vacations, you’re given a week off each year, with full pay and costs covered to take any course in the US that will ...
Tags: Google, Uncategorized, US, Sales, Companies, Harvard, United States, Silicon Valley, Bio, Harvard Business Review, Joe, Boston Globe, Board, Tom, Dale Carnegie, Sharon

MLB mystery, revealed: An astrophysicist found the league used two different balls last year

Welcome back to Insider Weekly! I'm Matt Turner, editor-in-chief of business at Insider.Sometimes something just doesn't feel right, even if you can't put your finger on why. For many baseball fans, that's been true for some time.Every baseball is slightly different from the next. But in 2021 in particular, it felt as though the baseballs were especially unpredictable. Home runs that should have been weren't and vice versa.This week, Bradford William Davis got to the bottom o...
Tags: Google, Wills, US, Trends, Bradford, Davis, Mlb, Silicon Valley, Pfizer, Major League Baseball, Kamala Harris, Elizabeth Holmes, Jpmorgan, Jeffrey Epstein, Ray Dalio, Matt Turner

From dedicated check-in desks to chauffeured cars, here are the perks Big Tech enjoys for spending hundreds of millions on air travel each year

Delta Air Lines check-in for Amazon and Microsoft employees in Seattle.Alexei Oreskovic/Insider Companies that spend millions of dollars on air travel are given incredible perks from airlines. One such perk is top-tier frequent flyer status that comes with free upgrades, lounge access, and chauffeurs. Amazon and Microsoft even have dedicated check-in counters at Seattle-Tacoma International Airport.  Loyalty has its perks, especially when loyalty means spending hundreds of millions of dollars...
Tags: Travel, Apple, Amazon, Transportation, New York, News, Air Travel, Microsoft, China, Planes, US, Trends, General Motors, Flying, Porsche, Delta

10 things in tech you need to know today

Happy Friday, readers! We caught wind that Google plans to launch its own smartwatch, and Tesla is selling an ATV for kids.Let's get started. If this was forwarded to you, sign up here. Download Insider's app – click here for iOS and here for Android. Rick Osterloh, Google's SVP of Devices and ServicesVisual China Group via Getty Images 1. Scoop: Google is planning to launch its own smartwatch in 2022. Codenamed "Rohan," the device will be the first Google-branded wearable after it...
Tags: Apple, Google, Facebook, Twitter, New York, London, Newsletter, Trends, Tech, Tesla, Bloomberg, Getty Images, Square, Silicon Valley, Jack Dorsey, Intuit

Can Timnit Gebru’s new lab challenge big tech’s control over AI research?

A year to the day after she was fired from Google, Timnit Gebru has unveiled plans to wrench AI research out of big tech’s grasp. Gebru, a former co-lead of Google’s Ethical AI team, on Thursday launched an independent lab: the Distributed AI Research Institute (DAIR). Armed with an initial budget of $3.7 million raised from foundations, DAIR will focus on long-term and community-based research — which can be hard to do in Silicon Valley. “The incentive structures in industry and elite academic ...
Tags: Google, Startups, Silicon Valley, Insider, Neural, Timnit Gebru, Gebru, Google Timnit Gebru, AI Research Institute DAIR Armed

10 things in tech you need to know today

Hello! The rebrands just keep coming: Payments giant Square is officially changing its name to Block. Plus, Spotify released its personalized "Spotify Wrapped" data.Let's get started. If this was forwarded to you, sign up here. Download Insider's app – click here for iOS and here for Android. MARCO BELLO/AFP via Getty Images 1. Square has changed its name to Block. Square, Jack Dorsey's payment-processing giant, is rebranding itself as Block as it pivots to focus on technology like...
Tags: Amazon, Spotify, Elon Musk, New York, Texas, London, California, US, Newsletter, Trends, Tech, Tesla, Joe Biden, Netflix, Square, SEC

10 things in tech you need to know today.

Well, well, well, if it isn't the start of another month. To kick off December, we're telling you about Salesforce's new co-chief executive, and Wall Street's skepticism about Twitter's new CEO. Plus, Facebook whistleblower Frances Haugen is testifying before Congress today at 10:30 ET. Watch it here.Let's dive in.If this was forwarded to you, sign up here. Download Insider's app – click here for iOS and here for Android. Niholas Kamm/AFP via Getty Images; Salesforce...
Tags: Google, Facebook, Twitter, Spacex, Elon Musk, UK, New York, London, Congress, Wall Street, New York City, Newsletter, Trends, Tech, Getty Images, David Marcus

10 Things in Politics: Kamala Harris' Big Tech problem

Welcome back to 10 Things in Politics. Sign up here to receive this newsletter. Plus, download Insider's app for news on the go — click here for iOS and here for Android. Send tips to [email protected]'s what we're talking about:Kamala Harris owes a big debt to Big Tech — and our digital privacy may pay the priceMeet the Florida Democrats running to oust GOP Gov. Ron DeSantisExclusive: MLB secretly used 2 different types of baseballs last season Jim Watson/Getty; Marianne ...
Tags: Google, Facebook, Mark Zuckerberg, Florida, Colorado, California, Washington Post, Wills, White House, US, Barack Obama, Trends, Joe Biden, Cnn, Pennsylvania, Gop

UK competition watchdog orders Facebook owner to sell gif website Giphy

CMA said order would protect users and stop Meta ‘increasing its power in social media’Facebook parent company Meta has been ordered by the UK competition watchdog to sell the gif creation website Giphy, the first time the regulator has moved to block a deal struck by one of the Silicon Valley giants.The Competition and Markets Authority, which provisionally ruled in August that a sell-off was the only way to resolve competition concerns, said the move would “protect millions of social media use...
Tags: Facebook, Business, UK, Technology, Media, Social Networking, Regulators, Silicon Valley, Meta, Competition And Markets Authority, Cma, Giphy

UK competition watchdog orders Meta to sell gif website Giphy

The Competition and Markets Authority said the move would protect social media usersFacebook parent company Meta has been ordered by the UK competition watchdog to sell gif creation website Giphy, the first time the regulator has moved to block a deal struck by one of the Silicon Valley giants.The Competition and Markets Authority, which provisionally ruled in August that a sell-off was the only way to resolve competition concerns, said the move would “protect millions of social media users” and...
Tags: Facebook, Business, UK, Technology, Media, Social Networking, Regulators, Silicon Valley, Meta, Competition And Markets Authority

Who is Parag Agrawal? The new Twitter CEO replacing Jack Dorsey

The relatively unknown chief technology officer faces a political minefield in one of Silicon Valley’s top jobsJack Dorsey has stepped down as CEO of Twitter and passed the baton to the relatively unknown executive Parag Agrawal.Agrawal, who has been with the company for 10 years – most recently as chief technology officer – has emerged from behind the scenes to take over one of Silicon Valley’s highest-profile and politically volatile jobs. But who is he, and what can we expect for Twitter unde...
Tags: Twitter, Technology, Internet, US news, Silicon Valley, Jack Dorsey, Parag Agrawal, jobsJack Dorsey, Parag Agrawal Agrawal

10 Empresas que crecieron en medio de la pandemia

El 2020 fue un año desafortunado para millones de emprendedores en todo el mundo, pues la pandemia produjo un estancamiento económico devastador. Muchos vieron sus empresas quebrar, y otros, realizando increíbles esfuerzos, lograron salvar sus proyectos a un alto costo. Sin embargo, en medio de esta crisis sanitaria y financiera, hubo algunas empresas que, en lugar de verse afectadas negativamente por las medidas de aislamiento, lograron aprovechar la situación para crecer mucho más que antes, l...
Tags: Travel, Google, Amazon, Cloud, Adobe, Tesla, E-commerce, Netflix, Porsche, T-mobile, Deutsche Telekom, Bonn, Silicon Valley, Volkswagen, Jeff Bezos, Seattle

Tech billionaire whose ex-staff allege he kept a 'harem' of women and schemed to kill his critics accuses the New York Post of defamation

Musician Won-G, Mike Goguen, and Andrew South arrive at The Grossman Burn Foundation's "Art Of Humanity" Gala at SLS Hotel on October 8, 2010 in Beverly Hills, California.Michael Kovac/FilmMagic Michael Goguen is accusing the New York Post of defamation after the tabloid on a lawsuit filed against him. The tech billionaire was a former partner at venture capital firm Sequoia Capital. Goguen says allegations that he recruited women for sex and threatened to have those who would expose hi...
Tags: Post, New York Post, Technology, News, Montana, Africa, Trends, Fbi, Silicon Valley, State Department, Lake Tahoe, Sequoia Capital, Irs, Sequoia, Forbes, Rocky Mountains

Apple told the SEC it doesn't silence employees regarding workplace harassment or discrimination. New whistleblower documents show that isn't true.

Apple whistleblower Cher Scarlett.With permission from Cher Scarlett A whistleblower's nondisclosure agreement with Apple brings new scrutiny to SEC proposal.  The document demonstrates the lengths Apple will go to silence former employees.  "If we can't hold the biggest company in the world accountable, who can we?" Lawyers for Apple spelled out precisely what they wanted engineer Cher Scarlett to say following her recent departure from the company, limiting her words to only: "After...
Tags: Apple, Pinterest, California, Trends, Tech, SEC, Silicon Valley, Hull, National Labor Relations Board, Whistleblower, NIA, Scarlett, NDA, Matt Drange, Apple Insider, Ifeoma Ozoma

Find food and give back with Google

In Google’s early days, around this time every year, a group of us would run to Costco and buy supplies to take to Bay Area food banks and pantries. It was a grassroots effort that was scrappy and meaningful — and it introduced a lot of Googlers to how rewarding giving back can be. It made me want to learn what more we could do to have an even bigger impact.Inspired by our small and mighty food donation operation, I became a passionate supporter of Second Harvest Food Bank in Silicon Valley. And...
Tags: Google, Maps, America, Google Search, Usda, Search, Larry Page, Silicon Valley, Google Maps, Costco, Googlers,, Bay Area, EBT, Second Harvest Food Bank, Philipp Schindler

Crypto Co-stars With Hollywood

Crypto has gone Hollywood, and vice versa, as the two industries are deepening their financial and strategic ties. From a report: For crypto, these partnerships are about building brand awareness. For entertainers and entertainment companies, it's about fear of missing out on the next big thing.The Staples Center in Los Angeles said Wednesday that it will be renamed Arena, via a 20-year naming rights deal valued north of $700 million. Expect there to be in-stadium synergies, including...
Tags: Hollywood, Los Angeles, Tech, Silicon Valley, Ashton Kutcher, Staples Center, Crypto com Arena, Crypto Co

Quick links

Some of the tech news that caught my attention lately: Humans working for the AI: How we get ground truth for machine learning ([1]) Deep learning helping on diagnostic medical imaging with accuracy at human level ([1] [2] [3] [4]) BHAG from Intel: "Intel aims to deliver up to 100x reduction in the time to train a deep learning model over the next three years compared to GPU" ([1]) Deep learning's success is mostly a lot of data paired with an algorithm that can take advantage of a lot of ...
Tags: Google, Facebook, Intel, Silicon Valley, Gpu, Amazon Web Services, Duolingo, Greg Linden, Seattle Seattle, Andy Jassy

More quick links

Some of the tech news I found interesting lately, and you might too: "In addition to making our systems more intelligent, we have to make them more intelligible too ... AI systems to augment human capabilities ... A human-centered approach is more important than ever." ([1]) "Understanding the brain is a fascinating problem but ... separate from the goal of AI which is solving problems ... We don’t need to duplicate humans ... We want humans and machines to partner and do something that the...
Tags: Google, Amazon, Facebook, Post, Microsoft, China, Tesla, Mit, Silicon Valley, Mars, Baidu, Detroit, Amazon Web Services, Greg Linden, Bezos, AP Computer Science

Weekend Cooking: 9 New Food and Cooking Books

Hello, my friends. Hope that all has been well with you. I'm still cooking and reviewing, but needed a little break. In today's post, I want to share with you a bunch of food-related books I have on my list to examine more closely. I haven't fully read or cooked from any of them yet, so the following thoughts are gleaned from a combination of skimming through the text, marking dishes I'd like to try, reading bits here and there, and (in some cases) actually trying a recipe. I'll let you know wh...
Tags: Google, Books, England, Cook, France, China, Maine, Italy, Silicon Valley, Quinn, Taipei, Americas Test Kitchen, Cookbook, Weekend Cooking, Phillips, Abrams

San Francisco Suburb Of Atherton Remains Nation’s Most Expensive Zip Code; Median Home Sale Price At $7,475,000

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Tags: Google, San Francisco, Palo Alto, Nick Clegg, Beverly Hills, Silicon Valley, Fox News, Eric Schmidt, Ross, Steve Hilton, Santa Barbara, Golden State Warriors, Jan Koum, Bay Area, Santa Monica, Los Altos

Google just lost its appeal against a record-breaking $2.8 billion antitrust fine in the EU

Sundar Pichai, CEO of Google. Justin Sullivan/Getty Images Google has lost a court fight against a $2.8 billion fine from Europe's competition regulator. The EU fined the tech giant in 2017 over alleged anticompetitive practices. Insider approached Google for comment. Google has lost its appeal against a $2.8 billion antitrust fine issued against it by the EU's competition regulator in 2017. The tech giant had sought to combat the European Commission's findings that it had a...
Tags: Google, Europe, California, Trends, Eu, Commission, European Commission, Antitrust, Silicon Valley, Google Shopping, Sundar Pichai, Alphabet, Margrethe Vestager, Facebook Google, Amazon Apple, EU Court of Justice

San Jose Museum of Quilts & Textiles – Director

Organization The San Jose Museum of Quilts & Textiles (Museum) is the first museum in the United States to focus exclusively on quilts and textiles as an art form and stands proudly in the worlds of both art and craft. The Museum’s mission is to share and celebrate the art and culture of textiles, with a vision to become a world-class museum valuing excellence, accessibility, and a welcoming experience. Now at a critical juncture for strategic growth, the Museum’s board of directors has expa...
Tags: Google, Art, Jobs, California, Museum, United States, Silicon Valley, San Jose, Panama, Stanford University, Mediterranean, San Francisco Bay Area, Northern California, San Jose Area, Cantor Arts Center, California Theater

New Book Warns CS Mindset and VC Industry are Ignoring Competing Values

So apparently three Stanford professors are offering some tough-love to young people in the tech community. Mehran Sahami first worked at Google when it was still a startup (recruited to the company by Sergey Brin). Currently a Stanford CS professor, Sahami explained in 2019 that "I want students who engage in the endeavor of building technology to think more broadly about what are the implications of the things that they're developing — how do they impact other people? I think we'll all be bett...
Tags: Google, Stanford, Tech, Sergey Brin, Silicon Valley, Reich, Stanford CS, Mehran Sahami, Rob Reich, Sahami, Jeremy Weinstein

The Every by Dave Eggers review – scathing big-tech satire sequel

The writer’s follow-up to The Circle is longer and baggier, but still fuelled by rage at the power of Silicon Valley and its numbing effect on the human raceKudos to Dave Eggers. In this follow-up to the admirable, big-tech, dystopian thriller The Circle (which you needn’t have read to enjoy the current book), he again squares up to the new enemies of everything untamed and brilliant in humankind. If you meant to read Shoshana Zuboff’s important and demanding The Age of Surveillance Capitalism, ...
Tags: Books, Technology, Internet, Fiction, E-commerce, Wes, Culture, Silicon Valley, Dave Eggers, Circle, Delaney, Agarwal, Shoshana Zuboff, Delaney Wells, Googlebook, Mae Holland The Circle

Fewer than 200 Black female founders have ever received $1 million in VC funding. 7 women who did it share their best fundraising advice.

Britney Winters, Joanna Smith, and Tanya van Court. Courtesy of Britney Winters, Mamadi Doumbouya, and Tanya van Court; Skye Gould/Insider The venture-capital space isn't the most welcoming environment for Black women. As of 2020, only 93 Black women had raised $1 million or more in venture funds. Black women who have achieved this feat gave advice for others looking to do the same. Tanya van Court noticed immediately that white male investors weren't backing her business.Van Cou...
Tags: Google, Mark Zuckerberg, UK, Africa, Court, US, NFL, America, Trends, Nike, Silicon Valley, Smith, Mintel, Black, Crunchbase, Kevin Durant

All Those 23andMe Spit Tests Were Part of a Bigger Plan

23andMe CEO Anne Wojcicki wants to make drugs using insights from millions of customer DNA samples, and doesn't think that should bother anyone. From a report: A few months ago, on the morning 23andMe Holding Co. was about to go public, Chief Executive Officer Anne Wojcicki received a framed sheet of paper she hadn't seen in 15 years. As she was preparing to ring in the Nasdaq bell remotely from the courtyard of her company's Silicon Valley headquarters, Patrick Chung, one of its earliest invest...
Tags: Tech, Silicon Valley, Oprah, Anne Wojcicki, Bush, Big Pharma, Wojcicki, Patrick Chung, Lemonaid Health, 23andMe Holding Co

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