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Amazon employees learn about their new salaries starting this week — and most will use it to guess last year's performance rating because managers don't usually share it (AMZN)

Amazon's officer workers will get feedback on their performance and receive updated compensation statements starting this week. Amazon groups its employees into three broad buckets of performance rankings, but managers don't typically share the ratings with individual employees. Instead, employees say they use their compensation statement to infer their ranking. Some managers share it upon request. It's an unusual level of secrecy given other companies are typically more upfront about individu...
Tags: Apple, Google, Amazon, Facebook, US, Trends, New York Times, Gartner, Focus, The Daily Beast, Business Insider, University Of North Carolina, Le, TT, Amazon Amazon, Forte


TV advertising is a mess — meet 23 industry insiders working to fix it

The TV industry is undergoing massive changes as people flee from traditional TV to streaming platforms and advertisers shift big money from TV to over-the-top services. And now, the coronavirus crisis is expected to accelerate viewers' shift away from traditional TV. Even as viewers flock to streaming services, reaching TV-sized audiences on those platforms is a challenge for marketers. Business Insider identified 23 people from agencies, networks, consortiums, and adtech firms who are at the...
Tags: Google, Amazon, Nbc, Abc, Youtube, Disney, US, Los Angeles, Trends, Unilever, Fox, Netflix, Comcast, Levy, Aol, Bravo


TechCrunch Live: Join execs from Roblox, SuperAwesome, and Fingerprint tomorrow at 11:15am PDT to discuss kids media

With large majorities of all children (70% in the U.S. and U.K.) staying home from school during the COVID-19 crisis, use of digital media properties popular with kids has soared. Screen time among kids in the U.S. is up 50% according to research by SuperAwesome . This adds momentum to a space that has already been rapidly evolving amid greater protections on children’s data privacy, increasing popularity of gaming, the rise of subscription bundles, and the influence of independent content cre...
Tags: TC, London, Media, US, Tech, Fingerprint, Superawesome, Roblox, Craig Donato, Nancy MacIntyre Co, Dylan Collins Co


Apple just revealed more details about the new face shields it's making to protect medical workers amid the COVID-19 crisis (AAPL)

A support page on Apple's website shares more details about the new face shields the company has started designing and producing to help medical workers in the US. The company plans to ship 1 million face shields per week. The support page includes details about how the shield can be adjusted and cleaned. It's another indication that the face shield initiative is a companywide effort across Apple.  Visit Business Insider's homepage for more stories. Apple CEO Tim Cook said on Sunday that the ...
Tags: Apple, Google, Cook, California, US, Trends, Tim Cook, Tesla CEO Elon Musk, Santa Clara Valley, COVID


LITTLE DID I KNOW Starring Richard Kind, Lesli Margherita & More Becomes Top 5 Arts Podcast in the US

LITTLE DID I KNOW, the first Broadway-level podcast musical, released by The Audio Drama Initiative, based on the novel by Mitchell Maxwell, and newly released on Apple Podcasts, soared to 3 on the Apple podcast charts this past weekend, making it one of the top 5 Arts podcasts in the United States on Apple podcasts and in the top 40 overall. [Author: BWW News Desk]
Tags: Apple, Theatre, US, United States, Broadway, BWW News Desk, Mitchell Maxwell, Richard Kind Lesli Margherita


Daily Crunch: Airbnb raises another $1B

Airbnb turns to private equity for new funding, WhatsApp takes new steps to fight disinformation and another potential COVID-19 vaccine enters human trials. Here’s your Daily Crunch for April 7, 2020. 1. Airbnb turns to private equity to raise $1 billion Airbnb said Monday that it has raised $1 billion in debt and equity from PE firms Silver Lake and Sixth Street Partners, even as the online rental marketplace has seen its business plummet due to the COVID-19 pandemic. Terms of the deal wer...
Tags: Fundings & Exits, Facebook, Funding, US, America, Tech, Cnn, Factual, Airbnb, Bill, Melinda Gates, Silver Lake, Matt Murphy, Menlo Ventures, Kleiner Perkins, Dennis Crowley


The CEO of AI startup Node raised new funding during the coronavirus crisis. Her advice for other venture-backed companies: This is the time to make your investors work hard.

Artificial intelligence startup Node raised $6 million in fresh funding from Mark Cuban, Canaan Partners, and others, and launched a new product amid the coronavirus crisis.  CEO Falon Fatemi advises other cash-strapped startups to think of ways to really lean on their investors. Cuban, for example, is on hand to help Node refine its marketing so it can come out of the crisis stronger, while Jitendra Kavathekar of H3VC is working to expand its relationships with the resellers of Node's product...
Tags: Google, Amazon, US, Trends, Mark Cuban, San Francisco Bay Area, Canaan Partners, Jitendra Kavathekar, Fatemi, Falon Fatemi, Mark Cuban Canaan Partners, Galaxy Ventures


The Quibi app was installed an estimated 300,000 times in its first day, a small fraction of Disney Plus' launch-day downloads

The Quibi mobile app was installed by 300,000 users on its launch day on Monday, according to mobile analytics company Sensor Tower. For comparison, Disney Plus was installed 4 million times on its launch day in November. Quibi founder Jeffrey Katzenberg said in June that the company would spend $470 million on its marketing campaign in its first year. Visit Business Insider's homepage for more stories. Quibi, the mobile-only streaming service with TV episodes in 10 minutes or less, debuted o...
Tags: Apple, Google, Hbo, US, Trends, Canada, Dreamworks Animation, Jeffrey Katzenberg, Ken Burns, North America, Katzenberg, Quibi, Disney Plus, Sensor Tower For comparison Disney Plus


3 Steps to Developing a Successful Retail Hiring Strategy in 2020

  3 Steps to Developing a Successful Retail Hiring Strategy in 2020   With Covid-19 cases growing exponentially in the US, retailers are scrambling to deal with multiple challenges. From plummeting sales and stalling supply chains to keeping employees safe and healthy to ensure they can continue working. Malls and non-essential retail companies might have […]
Tags: Technology, US, Trends, Recruiting, Recruitment, Hiring, Branding, ATS, Blog Posts, Employer Branding, Talent Acquisition, Pandemic, Hrtech, COVID-19, Retail Recruiting


Alternative electrode materials could unlock the secret to faster-charging EV batteries

Over the past 10 years or so, electric vehicle battery technology has evolved to the point where cars can be charged from zero to 80% in a matter of minutes. But a group of scientists in the US believe they have made a breakthrough that could lead to even faster-charging batteries. In highly simplistic terms, the researchers witnessed how electrically charged particles move around inside a battery. [Read: Scientists invent a faster and cheaper way to repurpose EV batteries] The scientists, led b...
Tags: Startups, Science, Cars, US, Tech, World, Shift, Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory


10 things in tech you need to know today

Good morning! This is the tech news you need to know this Tuesday. Airbnb has raised $1 billion in debt and equity from Silver Lake and Sixth Street Partners, the company announced Monday. Airbnb has been hit hard by the coronavirus pandemic, which has all but halted travel globally, and was reportedly losing money even before the outbreak. Renters and deposit insurance startup Jetty laid off roughly 35 employees on Friday, or 40% of total staff. The cuts come days after Jetty, and its reinsur...
Tags: Apple, Google, Amazon, UK, Microsoft, Softbank, US, Trends, Airbnb, WeWork, Seattle, Staten Island, San Francisco Bay, Silver Lake, Alexa, Masayoshi Son


How to change the wallpaper on your Android device in 2 ways

To change the wallpaper on your Android device, you can head to your Gallery and pick any photo you have saved. There are also a number of wallpapers that are preloaded onto your Android device, which you can browse and choose from. You can also buy a wallpaper, which is good if you want one that's animated.  Visit Business Insider's homepage for more stories. Your phone's wallpaper is one of the best ways to show off your personality, and make your device really your own. However, if you've...
Tags: Google, US, Samsung, Trends, Walmart


A team of coding experts built an AI-powered platform during a marathon 60-hour session to help this nonprofit supply medical equipment to fight coronavirus

A software platform with data on the areas hit hardest by the coronavirus pandemic, as well as the medical supplies that they are most in need of, is bolstering nonprofit Helena's efforts to supply hospitals with much-needed equipment.  The platform was the outcome of a 60-hour marathon coding effort by Will Jack, the 23-year-old CEO of the health-tech startup Remedy, ex-Tesla engineer Simon Hewat, and Palantir data scientist Rochelle Shen.  Nonprofits, tech companies and VCs are all jumping i...
Tags: Apple, UK, US, Trends, Tesla, NHS, Beverly Hills, Cia, Jeff Bezos, Jack, Medicaid, Palantir, ROCHELLE, Helena, CMS Medicare, Henry Elkus


Facebook starts prompting US users to fill out a COVID-19 survey to help track the virus

Starting today, some U.S. Facebook users will see a new pop-up on the app asking them to fill-out a survey about COVID-19. The survey, from Carnegie Mellon University’s Delphi epidemiological research center, is one of many new symptom mapping projects that seek to anticipate where the next wave of the virus will hit as COVID-19 sweeps through populations the world over. As if often the case in research, the challenge for these symptom mapping efforts is attracting a large enough sample of re...
Tags: Health, TC, Facebook, New York, Pinterest, US, Tech, Harvard, Carnegie Mellon University, Carnegie Mellon, Delphi, Weill Cornell, Coronavirus, COVID-19, COVID


US Schools Are Banning Zoom and Switching To Microsoft Teams

After many schools adopted Zoom to conduct online lessons during the coronavirus lockdown, concerns about security and privacy have led to a ban on the video conferencing software across the U.S. BetaNews reports: The chancellor of New York City's Department of Education Richard A Carranza sent an email to school principals telling them to "cease using Zoom as soon as possible." And he is not alone; schools in other parts of the country have taken similar action, and educators are now being trai...
Tags: Microsoft, Washington Post, New York City, US, Tech, Nevada, DOE, Department Of Education, Chalkbeat, Microsoft Teams, Richard A Carranza, Danielle Filson, U S BetaNews, NYC Education Department, Clark County Public Schools, Utah Washington State


As demand for mental health services soars, SonderMind raises $27 million to expand its services

“Our real focus is on democratizing mental healthcare,” says SonderMind co-founder chief executive, Mark Frank. His company, founded back in 2017, is having a moment. With the restrictions and economic stresses caused by the government’s efforts to mitigate the spread of the COVID-19 epidemic in the US, demand for mental health services is soaring. And it’s compounding what was already a mental health crisis in the US.  A 2019 article from Bloomberg Businessweek laid out the scope of the pro...
Tags: Health, TC, Texas, Colorado, US, Articles, San Francisco, Tech, Mental Health, United States, Healthcare, Arizona, Oscar, Healthcare Industry, Bloomberg Businessweek, Health Care


Apple just celebrated its 44th birthday. Here's how it came to rule the world, from its early struggles to beat Microsoft to the launch of the iPhone. (AAPL)

Apple celebrated its 44th birthday on April 1.  The tech giant, which today is worth about $1 trillion, almost didn't make it this far — it struggled in the '90s until Steve Jobs returned as the company's CEO.  Apple has weathered hits and flops over the years, from the launch of the influential Apple II to the misguided Newton MessagePad.  But these days, Apple is on top of the consumer electronics market, thanks at first to devices like the iMac and the iPod, and later, to the iPhone.  Visi...
Tags: Apple, Amazon, Jobs, Microsoft, Steve Jobs, US, Trends, Intel, New York Times, Bill Gates, Michael Dell, Tim Cook, Ibm, Jeff Bezos, Philips, GUI


Apple just celebrated its 24th birthday. Here's how it came to rule the world, from its early struggles to beat Microsoft to the launch of the iPhone. (AAPL)

Apple celebrated its 24th birthday on April 1.  The tech giant, which today is worth about $1 trillion, almost didn't make it this far — it struggled in the '90s until Steve Jobs returned as the company's CEO.  Apple has weathered hits and flops over the years, from the launch of the influential Apple II to the misguided Newton MessagePad.  But these days, Apple is on top of the consumer electronics market, thanks at first to devices like the iMac and the iPod, and later, to the iPhone.  Visi...
Tags: Apple, Amazon, Jobs, Microsoft, Steve Jobs, US, Trends, Intel, New York Times, Bill Gates, Michael Dell, Tim Cook, Ibm, Jeff Bezos, Philips, GUI


Amazon is quietly allowing more 3rd-party sellers to restock their wares even though it hasn't formally announced the end of its nonessentials ban (AMZN)

Amazon's policy of banning nonessential items from its warehouses was supposed to be lifted on Sunday, but instead of an outright end date, the company has been slowly allowing more items in. Amazon told sellers 10 days ago that it would start allowing some of them to send nonessential items to its warehouses and has been quietly keeping its word, one industry watcher told Business Insider. The types of nonessential items it has prioritized seem to be related to the stuff people want while obe...
Tags: Google, Amazon, US, Trends, Mercer, Watch Google, AMZN, Rimini Street, Julie Bort, Carlee Peszko, Greg Mercer, Business Insider However the company, Normally Amazon


The US is formalizing Team Telecom rules to restrict foreign ownership of internet and telecom assets

It has the simplest name, but the sort of shadowy overtones that national security writers lust after. Team Telecom, a mostly informal working committee of the Departments of Defense, Homeland Security and Justice (along with affiliated agencies) has for years been quietly tasked with evaluating and maintaining the security of America telecom infrastructure in concert with the FCC. Its primary objective as far as we have been able to ascertain is to monitor the ownership of key telecom assets to...
Tags: Mobile, Asia, Fcc, Obama, Congress, Government, China, US, America, Tech, Policy, United States, Executive Branch, Committee, Trump, China Mobile


The U.S. is formalizing Team Telecom rules to restrict foreign ownership of internet and telecom assets

It has the simplest name but the sort of shadowy overtones that national security writers lust after. Team Telecom, a mostly informal working committee of the Departments of Defense, Homeland Security, and Justice (along with affiliated agencies) has for years been quietly tasked with evaluating and maintaining the security of America telecom infrastructure in concert with the FCC. Its primary objective as far as we have been able to ascertain is to monitor the ownership of key telecom assets to...
Tags: Mobile, Asia, Fcc, Obama, Congress, Government, China, US, America, Tech, Policy, United States, Executive Branch, Committee, Trump, China Mobile


Swarm gets all the approvals it needs to begin operating its satellite connectivity service in the US

Space startup Swarm emerged from stealth mode in an unusual way two years ago when it turned out that it had launched some of its satellites in contravention of an FCC order not to do so. The regulator had argued that their satellites, which are tiny spacecraft smaller even than most CubeSats, were in fact too small and couldn’t be reliably tracked using existing technology. Now, two years later, Swarm has announced that it has cleared all the requisite regulatory hurdles in order to begin opera...
Tags: Startups, TC, Space, Sweden, Fcc, Germany, US, Tech, Earth, United States, United Kingdom, Federal Communications Commission, New Zealand, Satellite, Spaceflight, Aerospace


Researchers develop emergency ventilator based on resuscitation bags used in ambulances

The need for innovative solutions to address shortages in crucial medical equipment is greater than ever, and a new initiative from a global team of biomedical engineering experts is a perfect example. The team developed a way for resuscitation bags – common pieces of equipment carried by ambulances and paramedics around the world, and typically in strong supply at hospitals – to be repurposed as emergency ventilator hardware. Georgia Tech and Emory University biomedical engineering professor Su...
Tags: Health, TC, UK, Hardware, Medicine, US, Tech, United States, United Kingdom, World Health Organization, Fda, Cranfield University, Emory University, Georgia Tech, Car Batteries, Ventilator


New Instructional Video from Panteao with New Instructor ~ VIDEO

U.S.A. –-(Ammoland.com)- Panteao announces the release of a new video title with instructor Rick Hogg. Rick recently joined Panteao's cadre of instructors. Rick is a 29 year US Army Special Operation Combat Veteran that has taken his 13 combat deployment, both Iraq and Afghanistan, and teaching experience as a Special Forces Advanced Urban Combat instructor and harnessed them into a proven training methodology service company, War HOGG Tactical, Inc. War HOGG Tactical, Inc. offers professiona...
Tags: Apple, Guns, Iraq, US, Afghanistan, South Carolina, Panteao, Rick, Roku Amazon Fire TV, Shooting Industry News, Shooting Media News, Panteao Productions, Fernando Coelho, Panteao Productions Fernando, Rick Hogg Rick, US Army Special Operation Combat Veteran


Make the Phone Your Friend: best practices for sellers, healthcare providers, and consultants

When my first book Sales on the Line came out in 1993, it was the 26th book published that focused on using the telephone in sales. Obviously that number has increased dramatically since then. But resistance to using the phone to develop trustworthy connections continues. And frankly, I don’t know why: it’s an excellent tool to develop rapport, facilitate decision making, and create win/win communication. We’ve just never been taught how. And physiologically, the ear has more receptors than eyes...
Tags: Google, Europe, London, Abc, US, Sales, Communication, Healthcare, Ibm, Nancy, James, Dale Carnegie, Sharon, XYZ, Sharon Drew Morgen, Sharon Drew


Apple Begins Making Millions of Face Shields and Sources 20 Million Face Masks

"Apple announced Sunday it's launched a companywide effort to design, produce and ship face shields to medical workers battling the coronavirus outbreak," reports CNET: The first shipment was delivered this week to a Kaiser facility in the Santa Clara Valley, Apple CEO Tim Cook said in a video posted to Twitter. "Teams across Apple have been working hard on ways we can support our heroic front-line medical professionals," Cook said, explaining that the fully adjustable shields pack flat and ca...
Tags: Apple, Cook, US, Tech, Tim Cook, Cnet, Santa Clara Valley


Apple is making million face shields per week to help health workers

Tech companies worldwide are trying to help health agencies and governments fight the coronavirus pandemic. Today, Apple said it has designed a special face shield for medical professionals. The company’s CEO, Tim Cook, posted a video on Twitter saying that the tech giant will ship a million face shields by the end of the week; after that, an additional one million units each week. These masks pack flat, with one box containing a hundred pieces. Cook said Apple is making these shields in the US ...
Tags: Apple, Startups, Cook, China, US, Tim Cook, Today Apple, Coronavirus


Apple has begun designing and producing face shields to protect health care workers during the coronavirus pandemic (AAPL)

Apple has begun designing and producing face shields to protect health care workers in the United States during the coronavirus pandemic. Apple CEO Tim Cook made the announcement via Twitter on Sunday. The company said it plans to ship one million face shields per week. It also increased the number of face masks it's donating to health care workers in the US to 20 million, up from the 10 million it previously announced. Visit Business Insider's homepage for more stories. Apple is designing a...
Tags: Apple, Google, Facebook, Twitter, Cook, California, Kaiser Permanente, US, Trends, United States, Tim Cook, Beverly Hills, Jeff Bezos, Santa Clara Valley, China Cook


Taylor Twellman interview: The Heart Of The Game Podcast

The Heart of The Game is a brand-new weekly podcast featuring interviews with the studio talent, commentators, players and coaches that bring us the beautiful game. Hosted by Nate Abaurrea, the latest episode features an interview with co-commentator Taylor Twellman. During the interview, Ian discusses: • How he got his start as a co-commentator for ESPN, • His opinion about the state of the US Soccer Federation, • Why there haven’t been any changes in US Soccer, • His memories of the ‘What are...
Tags: Google, US, Sport, Soccer, Espn, Ian, Taylor Twellman, US Soccer Federation, Nate Abaurrea


A Wall Street trading bonanza, how to benefit from the stimulus bill, and Silicon Valley steps up

Hello! I want to start this newsletter with an extract from an internal memo Citadel founder and hedge fund billionaire Ken Griffin recently sent to staff. Here goes:  In recent months, we have all been impacted by the coronavirus pandemic. We are in an unprecedented moment of global distress as the entire world faces this common invisible threat. And when the chaos settles, we will be measured by the character we exhibit in our work and in our communities. In the blink of an eye, we now find o...
Tags: Google, Amazon, Facebook, Mark Zuckerberg, UK, New York, Senate, China, US, Trends, Bank Of America, Warren Buffett, Silicon Valley, Rob, Goldman Sachs, Alex



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