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Top European media outlet refuses to join Facebook News

Facebook is launching its news product in Germany without media giant Axel Springer, which publishes the country's most popular daily newspaper and says it won't participate due to the "inappropriately low remuneration" offered for journalistic content.
Tags: Facebook, Germany, Cnn, Axel Springer, Facebook News


Rokk3r acquires AdMobilize and Matrix Labs for $19.5M

Miami-based AdMobilize and its spin-off, Matrix Labs , announced this morning that they are being acquired for $19.5 million. The buyer is Rokk3r, a Miami-based holding company that invests in creating, acquiring and integrating companies. AdMobilize quantifies digital advertising in the physical world, so marketers can better reach their target audiences. “If you’re walking on 5th Avenue and you pass by a bus shelter that has a digital screen, AdMobilize analyzes [peoples’] age, g...
Tags: London, Advertising Tech, Tech, Google Analytics, Colombia, M&a, Brazil, Miami, Mergers and Acquisitions, Cornell, Alexa, Axel Springer, Admobilize, Adtech, Sao Paulo, Digital Innovation


Elon Musk, once again the world's richest person, is selling all his possessions so people know he's serious about colonizing Mars

Musk plans to send 1 million people to Mars by 2050 using SpaceX-built rockets. Reuters Elon Musk on Thursday surpassed Jeff Bezos to reclaim the title of world's richest person. Musk says he's selling his possessions and wants to have as much capital as possible to fund a future colony on Mars. He discussed his space exploration plans an interview with Mathias Döpfner, CEO of German publisher Axel Springer. Visit Business Insider's homepage for more stories. Elon Musk, re-crowned as the w...
Tags: Spacex, Elon Musk, Texas, California, Los Angeles, Trends, Tesla, Earth, Mars, Jeff Bezos, Axel Springer, Musk, Bel Air, Red Planet, Mathias, Mathias Döpfner


Facebook took the nuclear option in Australia. It may be on a collision course with at least 7 other countries.

Facebook Chairman and CEO Mark Zuckerberg testifies at a House Financial Services Committee hearing in Washington, U.S., October 23, 2019. REUTERS/Erin Scott Facebook has blocked Australian users from sharing news articles on its platform.  The move comes after months of wrangling with Australian officials.  But the tech giant also faces pressure from a growing number of governments on how it handles news. Visit the Business section of Insider for more stories. Facebook blocked Australian ...
Tags: Google, Facebook, Mark Zuckerberg, UK, Instagram, Microsoft, Australia, Washington, France, Germany, Angela Merkel, Berlin, US, Trends, Eu, Spain


Starlink's first UK user told Insider what was like to go from zero broadband to zippy internet speeds in rural England

Elon Musk's Starlink internet service has arrived in the UK. Pascal Le Segretain/Getty; Samantha Lee/Insider The first person in the UK to reportedly receive the Starlink kit told Insider how he set it up. Philip Hall said his download speed jumped from 0.5 megabits per second to 85 Mbps with Starlink. The router's range doesn't stretch that far, but Hall said what Musk has done is "transformational." Visit Business Insider's homepage for more stories. At the end of last month, the UK ...
Tags: Europe, Spacex, Elon Musk, UK, England, Microsoft, Trends, Bank Of America, Earth, Netflix, Canada, Hall, Axel Springer, Musk, Company, Ashish Sharma


EU’s top privacy regulator urges ban on surveillance-based ad targeting

The European Union’s lead data protection supervisor has recommended that a ban on targeted advertising based on tracking Internet users’ digital activity be included in a major reform of digital services rules which aims to increase operators’ accountability, among other key goals. The European Data Protection Supervisor (EDPS), Wojciech Wiewiorówski, made the call for a ban on surveillance-based targeted ads in reference to the Commission’s Digital Services Act (DSA) — following a request for ...
Tags: Apple, Facebook, Europe, UK, Cook, US, Tech, Eu, European Union, Nick Clegg, Commission, Tim Cook, Brussels, Parliament, Council, European Parliament


After Amazon, Jeff Bezos will devote his time to building multi-billion dollar rockets. Here's how his space company, Blue Origin, hopes to colonize the solar system.

Amazon CEO Jeff Bezos. SAUL LOEB/AFP via Getty Images Jeff Bezos said he's going to focus more on his space firm, Blue Origin, once he steps down as Amazon CEO. Blue Origin, founded by Bezos in 2000, aims to transform space travel and colonize the solar system. Following a wave of NASA contracts in 2020, Bezos has many projects in the pipeline to get stuck into. Visit the Business section of Insider for more stories. Jeff Bezos announced Tuesday that he was going to devote more time to his...
Tags: Amazon, Spacex, Elon Musk, Instagram, Washington Post, US, Alabama, Trends, Nasa, Earth, Getty Images, Jeff Bezos, Artemis, Axel Springer, Falcon Heavy, Blue Origin


Jeff Bezos plans to step down as Amazon CEO later this year. Here's how he makes and spends his $196 billion fortune.

Jeff Bezos, founder and CEO of Amazon, is the richest person alive - and the first in modern history to accumulate a fortune over $200 billion. REUTERS/Katherine Taylor Jeff Bezos will step down as Amazon CEO in Q3 of 2021, CNBC reported. Bezos' net worth is an estimated $196 billion, according to Forbes. He spends his fortune on real estate, a Gulfstream Jet, and his space exploration company. Visit the Business section of Insider for more stories. Amazon announced on Tuesday that CEO Jef...
Tags: Apple, Google, Amazon, Mark Zuckerberg, Post, Elon Musk, Florida, New York, Yahoo, Washington Post, US, Trends, Tesla, Nasa, Features, Washington Dc


Facebook's Nick Clegg: The idea that Europe should ban companies from collecting users' personal data is a serious miscalculation

Nick Clegg, Head of Policy at Facebook, speaks on stage during the DLD (Digital Life Design) innovation conference. Lino Mirgeler/picture alliance/Getty Images Facebook's Nick Clegg responds to the open letters from Axel Springer CEO Mathias Döpfner and European Commission President Ursula von der Leyen. Döpfner's and von der Leyen's concern about shutting down President Trump's accounts are fair, but until governments have clear laws, tech companies have to act based on their own rules. D...
Tags: Google, Facebook, Europe, UK, US, Trends, Eu, Netflix, Liberal Democrats, Nick Clegg, Alibaba, European Commission, Silicon Valley, European Parliament, Stanford University, Axel Springer


President of the European Commission: Here's what the EU is doing to limit the power of tech giants

President of the European Commission, Ursula von der Leyen Getty President of the European Commission, Ursula von der Leyen, responds to an open letter from Axel Springer CEO Mathias Döpfner about regulating large tech companies.  She writes that the political power of tech giants needs to be limited, and lays out steps the European Union is already taking to protect consumers.  Ursula von der Leyen is the president of the European Commission.  This is an opinion column. The thoughts expre...
Tags: Europe, Washington, White House, US, Trends, Eu, European Union, Joe Biden, Davos, Harvard, United States, Commission, Silicon Valley, European Court Of Justice, Donald Trump, Lisbon


It's time for Europe to take private data from the hands of powerful tech monopolies and give it back to the people

Mathias Döpfner, CEO of Axel Springer SE. Getty Images/Kay Nietfeld/DPA Big tech companies shouldn't own the private data of citizens. Before Europe heads too far down the wrong path, we should give data back to who it belongs to: the people. Mathias Döpfner is the CEO of Axel Springer, a German media conglomerate which owns Business Insider. This is an opinion column. The thoughts expressed are those of the author. Visit Business Insider's homepage for more stories. Dear Madam President o...
Tags: Google, Facebook, Europe, Usa, Australia, China, Germany, US, Trends, Tesla, Eu, Netflix, Harvard, Donald Trump, Eric Schmidt, Axel Springer


Reports that AstraZeneca's vaccine is less effective in older people appear to be based on botched statistics, the German government says

82-year-old Brian Pinker receives the Oxford University/AstraZeneca COVID-19 vaccine. Steve Parsons - WPA Pool/Getty Images Media reports that AstraZeneca's COVID-19 vaccine is less effective in older people appear to be without merit. Reports in German media outlets Handelsblatt and Bild suggested the vaccine had an efficacy rate of 10% or less for those over 65. But the reports had "mixed up" the data, the German health ministry said. Visit Business Insider's homepage for more stories. R...
Tags: Health, UK, Science, Trends, Eu, Astrazeneca, University of Bristol, Vaccine, University of Oxford, Oxford University, Financial Times, Axel Springer, Reuters, Handelsblatt, Bild, European Medicines Agency


Facebook News Tab Launches in the United Kingdom

Facebook News today launched in the United Kingdom, the first country outside of the U.S. to receive the curated news portal. Accessed via a dedicated tab in the mobile Facebook app, the portal features licensed content from hundreds of local and national media organizations including The Guardian, The Economist, The Independent, Channel 4 News, Sky News, Daily Mail Group, and Financial Times, amongst others. Facebook confirmed to TechCrunch that it will be working with a service called Upda...
Tags: Facebook, France, Germany, India, Samsung, United Kingdom, Brazil, Axel Springer, Facebook News, Facebook United Kingdom, Facebook News Tab Launches, News Sky News Daily Mail Group and Financial Times


Facebook News launches in the UK, its first market outside of the US for the curated news portal

As the United Kingdom prepares to sharpen its focus on how it regulates big tech companies, Facebook is taking a big step up in the role it plays in presenting media to the U.K. public, and into how it works with the country’s media industry. Today it is launching Facebook News in the U.K., Facebook’s first market outside of the U.S. for its dedicated, curated news portal — accessed like the U.S. version through a tab in the Android or iOS app menu. The portal will launch with content from hundr...
Tags: TC, Facebook, Europe, UK, France, Germany, India, US, Samsung, Tech, United Kingdom, Economist, Axel Springer, Telegraph Media Group, STV, Facebook News


Facebook News launches in the UK, the first international market for its curated news portal

As the United Kingdom prepares to sharpen its focus on how it regulates big tech companies, Facebook is taking a big step up in the role it plays in presenting media to the U.K. public, and into how it works with the country’s media industry. Today it is launching Facebook News in the U.K., Facebook’s first market outside of the U.S. for its dedicated, curated news portal — accessed, like the U.S. version, through a tab in the Android or iOS app menu. The portal will launch with content from hun...
Tags: Google, TC, Facebook, Europe, UK, France, Germany, India, US, Samsung, Tech, United Kingdom, Economist, Axel Springer, Telegraph Media Group, STV


The first Starlink user in the UK tells Insider what it's like going from zero broadband to zippy internet speeds in rural England

Elon Musk's Starlink internet service has arrived in the UK. Pascal Le Segretain/Getty; Samantha Lee/Insider The first person in the UK to reportedly receive the Starlink kit told Insider how he set it up. Philip Hall said his download speed jumped from 0.5 megabits per second to 85 Mbps with Starlink. The router's range doesn't stretch that far, but Hall said what Musk has done is "transformational." Visit Business Insider's homepage for more stories. The UK is the latest country to a...
Tags: Europe, Spacex, Elon Musk, UK, England, Microsoft, Trends, Bank Of America, Earth, Netflix, Canada, Hall, Axel Springer, Musk, Company, Ashish Sharma


Porsche and Axel Springer increase investment into their APX accelerator to €55M

Berlin-based early-stage fund APX today announced that its two investors, European publisher Axel Springer and sports car maker Porsche, have increased their investment in the fund to a total of €55 million. With this, APX, which launched in 2018, is now able to deploy up to €500,000 in pre-Series A seed funding per company. That’s up from up to €100,000 when the fund launched. So far, the group has invested in more than 70 companies and plans to increase this number to close to 200 by 2022. Whe...
Tags: Fundings & Exits, Startups, TC, Europe, Berlin, Funding, Cars, Tech, Porsche, Automotive Industry, Axel Springer, Jörg, Apx, Jörg Rheinboldt, Rheinboldt, Axel Springer Today


Porsche and Axel Springer increase investment into early-stage fund APX to €55M

Berlin-based early-stage fund APX today announced that its two investors, European publisher Axel Springer and sports car maker Porsche, have increased their investment in the fund to a total of €55 million. With this, APX, which launched in 2018, is now able to deploy up to €500,000 in pre-Series A seed funding per company. That’s up from up to €100,000 when the fund launched. So far, the group has invested in more than 70 companies and plans to increase this number to close to 200 by 2022. Whe...
Tags: Fundings & Exits, Startups, TC, Europe, Berlin, Funding, Cars, Tech, Porsche, Automotive Industry, Axel Springer, Jörg, Apx, Jörg Rheinboldt, Rheinboldt, Axel Springer Today


A SpaceX video game could be on the cards after Elon Musk said he 'probably won't sue' a developer using the company's name and logos in a Mars survival simulator

SpaceX's CEO Elon Musk. REUTERS/Steve Nesius Elon Musk said he "probably won't sue" if a video game developer makes a game using SpaceX assets. Lyubomir Vladimirov had tweeted Musk 154 days in a row, asking for permission to use SpaceX's name and logos. Vladimirov called the game a "Mars survival simulator," and said he will donate most of the profits to SpaceX. Visit Business Insider's homepage for more stories. A SpaceX video game could soon become a reality.Layabout Vladimirov, an i...
Tags: Space, Spacex, Elon Musk, Video Games, Los Angeles, Trends, Tech, Bank Of America, Mars, Axel Springer, Musk, Bel Air, Mars Colonization, Mathias Döpfner, Tech Insider, Vladimirov


Elon Musk is no longer the world's richest person, according to Forbes, after a fall in Tesla stock wiped $13.5 billion from his fortune in a day

Tesla's CEO Elon Musk. Win McNamee/Getty Images Tesla CEO Elon Musk has dropped on Forbes' rich list from first to second, behind Amazon's CEO Jeff Bezos, Forbes reported. Tumbling shares in his electric vehicle company Tesla on Monday chopped $13.5 billion off his fortune, according to Forbes' calculations. Bezos has regained the top spot with a fortune of $182.1 billion, per Forbes' estimates, compared to Musk's $176.2 billion Musk takes a small salary from his companies, but has sub...
Tags: Amazon, Spacex, Elon Musk, Los Angeles, Trends, Markets, Tesla, Bloomberg, Jeff Bezos, Lvmh, Axel Springer, Musk, Forbes, Bezos, Bel Air, Bernard Arnault


$188 billion: Elon Musk surpasses Jeff Bezos as world’s richest person

By Devon Pendleton and Dana Hull | Bloomberg Elon Musk, the outspoken entrepreneur behind Tesla Inc. and SpaceX, is now the richest person on the planet. A 4.8% rally in the electric carmaker’s share price Thursday boosted Musk past Amazon.com Inc. founder Jeff Bezos on the Bloomberg Billionaires Index, a ranking of the world’s 500 wealthiest people. The South Africa-born engineer’s net worth was $188.5 billion at 10:15 a.m. in New York, $1.5 billion more than Bezos, who has held the top spot si...
Tags: Amazon, Business, Spacex, Elon Musk, New York, Congress, China, Tesla, Sport, Soccer, South Africa, Warren Buffett, Mars, Jeff Bezos, Axel Springer, Musk


Elon Musk, now the world's richest person, is selling all his possessions so people know he's serious about colonizing Mars

Reuters Elon Musk, who on Thursday surpassed Jeff Bezos to become the world's richest person, says he is selling all his possessions.  The billionaire wants to have as much capital as possible to fund a future colony on Mars, he told Insider in an interview last month.  "I'm also just trying to make clear that I'm serious about this. And it's not about personal consumption. Because people will attack me and say, oh, he's got all these possessions," Musk said. "OK, now I don't have them an...
Tags: Spacex, Elon Musk, Texas, California, Los Angeles, Trends, Tesla, Earth, Mars, Jeff Bezos, Axel Springer, Musk, Bel Air, Red Planet, Mathias Döpfner, Mars Musk


Elon Musk surpasses Jeff Bezos to become world’s richest person

By Devon Pendleton and Dana Hull | Bloomberg Elon Musk, the outspoken entrepreneur behind Tesla Inc. and SpaceX, is now the richest person on the planet. A 4.8% rally in the electric carmaker’s share price Thursday boosted Musk past Amazon.com Inc. founder Jeff Bezos on the Bloomberg Billionaires Index, a ranking of the world’s 500 wealthiest people. The South Africa-born engineer’s net worth was $188.5 billion at 10:15 a.m. in New York, $1.5 billion more than Bezos, who has held the top spot si...
Tags: Amazon, Business, Spacex, Elon Musk, New York, Technology, News, Congress, China, California News, Tesla, Sport, Soccer, South Africa, Warren Buffett, Mars


Elon Musk said combining SpaceX, Tesla, Neuralink, and Boring under a megacorporation called 'X' would be a 'good idea'

SpaceX CEO Elon Musk. Mike Blake/Reuters Elon Musk thinks it would be a "good idea" to bring his four businesses — Tesla, SpaceX, Neuralink, and The Boring Company — under a giant holding company, he tweeted Wednesday. YouTuber and Tesla investor Dave Lee suggested the idea on Twitter. He said the holding company could be called "X," and would make it easier for Musk to manage his current ventures and start new ones. "X could become the most significant enterprise in human history," Lee ad...
Tags: Spacex, Elon Musk, Trends, Tesla, Axel Springer, Musk, Youtuber, Elon, Lee, Dave Lee, Mathias Döpfner, Tech Insider, Boring Company, Neuralink, The Boring Company, Paypal Musk


UK passengers on a plane to Germany were told to deboard or face mandatory coronavirus testing and quarantine at the airport when they landed

FILE: A Eurowings aircraft lands near Stuttgart Airport in Stuttgart Germany in September, 2020. Tom Weller/picture alliance via Getty Images A pilot on a German-bound flight from the UK told non-German passengers aboard the Sunday flight they needed to get off the plane before it took off or face mandatory COVID-19 testing and a subsequent quarantine when they landed, according to audio published by BILD. The pilot first said passengers would quarantine in hotels at or near the airport, b...
Tags: Transportation, UK, London, News, Germany, International, Trends, Heathrow Airport, Stuttgart, Axel Springer, Bild, Jens Spahn, Stuttgart Germany, Eurowings, Stuttgart Airport, Hannover Airport


Satellite images show the charred remains of SpaceX's Starship rocket prototype, after a successful test launch ended in explosion

SpaceX's facilities in Boca Chica, Texas, as seen from space on December 10, 2020, including the remains of an explosive test flight. Satellite image (c)2020 Maxar Technologies New satellite images show SpaceX's rocket facilities in Boca Chica, Texas, the day after a Starship test flight ended in an explosive landing. The photos show the charred remains of the prototype, including its nosecone, which Elon Musk wants to preserve "in memory" of the launch. A newer Starship prototype mode...
Tags: Transportation, Spacex, Elon Musk, Texas, Science, News, Trends, Nasa, Satellite Images, Mars, Rocket Launch, Axel Springer, Musk, Cameron County, Boca Chica, Starship


SpaceX posted a jaw-dropping video of its Starship prototype belly flopping, flipping, and exploding into smithereens

SpaceX's Starship prototype SN8 falls toward a remote camera shortly after launching from Boca Chica, Texas, on December 9. SpaceX via Twitter SpaceX launched — and blew up — a 16-story prototype of its Starship rocket system on Wednesday. Despite the explosive landing of the vehicle, called Starship SN8 (serial No. 8), SpaceX founder Elon Musk hailed the ambitious test as a big success. SpaceX placed a robotic tracking camera at SN8's landing site to record the vehicle careening back ...
Tags: Videos, Transportation, Space, Spacex, Elon Musk, Texas, Science, News, Trends, Nasa, Earth, Explosions, Spaceships, Rockets, Mars, Spaceflight


SpaceX just launched - and exploded - an experimental Starship rocket in Texas. The test nevertheless propels Elon Musk's vision of interplanetary travel closer to reality.

SpaceX's Starship serial no. 8, or SN8, rocket ship prototype launches off a pad in Boca Chica, Texas, on December 9, 2020. The vehicle exploded on landing but SpaceX considered the test a success. SpaceX SpaceX launched a prototype of its Starship spaceship thousands of feet into the air above its Boca Chica, Texas, facilities on Tuesday. The 16-story vehicle exploded upon landing. However, Elon Musk previously estimated a 2-in-3 chance that the test flight would fail because it pushe...
Tags: Transportation, Space, Spacex, Elon Musk, Texas, Science, News, Trends, Nasa, Earth, Rockets, Mars, Faa, Spaceflight, Rocket Launch, Prototype


Elon Musk makes clear his stance on self-driving cars, AI oversight, and his 'ad for Mars'

Elon Musk. Axel Springer Tesla CEO Elon Musk sat down with Mathias Döpfner, the CEO of Business Insider's parent company, Axel Springer, to discuss the prospect of a self-driving car revolution, the deep implications of artificial intelligence, and his ambitions for space exploration.  "I'm definitely not trying to take anyone's steering wheel away from them," Musk said, clarifying his bullish stance on self-driving cars.  The tech billionaire also warned, "We need to be careful with the a...
Tags: Twitter, Spacex, Elon Musk, US, Trends, Tesla, Silicon Valley, Ai, Mars, Self-driving Car, Axel Springer, Musk, Reuters, National Highway Traffic Safety Administration, Starship, Mathias


Elon Musk says we're going to have 'more vaccines than we can possibly use'

Odd Andersen/AFP via Getty Images Elon Musk said in an interview with the CEO of Business Insider's parent company, Axel Springer, that there will be so many COVID-19 vaccines "we will not know what to do with them." Musk has a mild case of coronavirus in November and missed a Space X launch. He's also come under fire for tweeting claims about the coronavirus that are disputed by experts. Visit Business Insider's homepage for more stories. In an interview published Saturday, Axel Springer...
Tags: Spacex, Elon Musk, US, Trends, Astrazeneca, Fda, Pfizer, Axel Springer, Musk, Kara Swisher, Mathias Döpfner, Döpfner, Mary Meisenzahl, Getty Images Elon Musk, Andersen AFP