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What does it take to create a startup ecosystem?

Say it louder for the people in the back: As tech grows bigger by the minute and venture capital adds dollar signs by the day, a startup hub’s success is not an either/or situation. The next Silicon Valley is a tired narrative, when in reality startups look, innovate and create differently all over the world. On that note, my colleagues spent the past few months digging into the market in Detroit, Michigan: The StockX EC-1 How StockX became the stock market of hype While StockX is the star...
Tags: Startups, TC, Coinbase, Detroit, IPO, Startups Weekly, Stockx


Mobile app security standard for IoT, VPNs proposed by group backed by Big Tech

ioXt Alliance aims to bring 'transparency and visibility' On Thursday the ioXt Alliance, an Internet of Things (IoT) security trade group backed by some of the biggest names in the business, introduced a set of baseline standards for mobile apps, in the hope that IoT security may someday be a bit less of a dumpster fire.…
Tags: Software, Big Tech


3 Ways to Create Digital Banking User Experiences that Build Loyalty

In a digital world, UX is key to winning loyalty. Banks and credit unions need to avoid pitfalls and create captivating experiences. The post 3 Ways to Create Digital Banking User Experiences that Build Loyalty appeared first on The Financial Brand.
Tags: Finance, Customer Experience, Data, Personal Data, Ux, NCR, Data Analytics, Digital Banking Strategies, Big Tech, Digital Design, Contributed Content, Ways to Create Digital Banking User Experiences


GOP donors and lawmakers reportedly discussed how to tackle big tech during an RNC event at Donald Trump's Mar-a-Lago resort

The event took place at Donald Trump's Mar-a-Lago resort in Florida. Getty Key GOP players discussed the future of big tech and social media at the RNC donors' summit, CNBC reported. Wisconsin Sen. Ron Johnson told the publication he spoke to attendees about bias in social media. Republicans and social media sites are at loggerheads over blockings and content moderation. See more stories on Insider's business page. Key Republican figures spent some of the weekend mulling plans ...
Tags: Amazon, Facebook, Florida, Politics, Senate, America, Trends, Social Media, Gop, Wisconsin, Marco Rubio, Mitch McConnell, Republican Party, Republican, Usa Today, Donald Trump


Bitcoin hit the $1 trillion market cap milestone twice as fast as Amazon and three times faster than Apple, data shows

Dado Ruvic/Reuters Bitcoin took only 12 years to reach $1 trillion in market value, while Big Tech took much longer.Data shows bitcoin's march towards its record peak was twice as fast as Amazon's.Microsoft took about 44 years to hit the same mark, and Apple took 42 years.Sign up here for our daily newsletter, 10 Things Before the Opening Bell.Bitcoin surged to a new all-time high above $64,000 on Wednesday ahead of Coinbase's market debut, in a rally that continues to be partl...
Tags: Apple, Google, Amazon, Microsoft, US, Trends, Markets, Tesla, Bitcoin, Cryptocurrencies, Coinmarketcap, Big Tech, Tech Insider, Shalini Nagarajan, Dado Ruvic Reuters Bitcoin, Opening Bell Bitcoin


Republican antitrust bill would block all big tech acquisitions

There are about to be a lot of antitrust bills taking aim at big tech, and here’s one more. Senator Josh Hawley (R-MO) rolled out a new bill this week that would take some severe measures to rein in big tech’s power, blocking mergers and acquisitions outright. The “Trust-Busting for the Twenty-First Century Act” would ban any acquisitions by companies with a market cap of more than $100 billion, including vertical mergers. The bill also proposes changes that would dramatically heighten the finan...
Tags: TC, Government, Senate, Tech, United States, House, Antitrust, Silicon Valley, Amy Klobuchar, Federal Trade Commission, Ftc, Trump, Klobuchar, Hawley, Big Tech, Josh Hawley


'Why It's Easier To Move Country Than Switch Social Media'

Cory Doctorow, writing at Wired: When we talk about social media monopolies, we focus too much on network effects, and not enough on switching costs. Yes, it's true that all your friends are already stuck in a Big Tech silo that doesn't talk to any of the other Big Tech silos. It needn't be that way: interoperable platforms have existed since the first two Arpanet nodes came online. You can phone anyone with a phone number and email anyone with an email address. The reason you can't talk to Fa...
Tags: Facebook, Tech, Microsoft Office, Cory Doctorow, Big Tech


U.S. Senator Wants to Ban Big Tech From Buying Anything Ever Again

WASHINGTON (Reuters) - U.S. Senator Josh Hawley, a Republican who has been a staunch critic of Big Tech, said on Monday he has introduced a bill...
Tags: Washington, Reuters U S, Big Tech, Josh Hawley


Why Google’s ‘Plex’ Accounts May Boom (And How to Compete)

The big tech/banking partnerships seem poised for fast takeoff, but savvy financial institutions can win if they focus on 'featurization.' The post Why Google’s ‘Plex’ Accounts May Boom (And How to Compete) appeared first on The Financial Brand.
Tags: Google, Finance, Fintech, Digital Banking Strategies, Innovation Strategies, Big Tech, Cornerstone Advisors, Featured Content, Google Pay, Google Plex, StrategyCorps


6 unique culture traits of big tech companies like Google and Apple that small businesses can adopt

Companies like Google fosters creativity among employees thereby empowering them to develop impressive creative solutions. Courtesy of Comparably Big Tech companies nurture innovation to bring their visions to life through unique culture traits. Microsoft promotes a growth mindset and Google encourages their employees to fail freely and think outside the box. It is important to groom a workforce that is passionate about the company's mission. See more stories on Insider's business ...
Tags: Apple, Google, Facebook, Leadership, Microsoft, Samsung, Entrepreneur, Trends, Strategy, Company Culture, Alibaba, Ibm, Nordic, Tech Companies, Julia McCoy, Apple Google


Microsoft approaches $2 trillion in market value as its stock hits record high

Microsoft CEO Satya Nadella. Stephen Brashear/Getty Images Microsoft is closing in on a $2 trillion market capitalization.It would be only the second US company after Apple to pass that threshold.The computing titan's shares surged 60% in 2020 and are up another 17% this year.See more stories on Insider's business page.Microsoft could soon become only the second American company ever to command a $2 trillion market capitalization.The computing giant's stock price climbed more...
Tags: Apple, Amazon, Microsoft, Wall Street, Satya Nadella, US, Trends, Linkedin, Markets, Bill Gates, Paul Allen, Steve Ballmer, Stocks, Goldman Sachs, Mojang, Alphabet


Asian shares mostly higher after S&P record high

By ELAINE KURTENBACH BANGKOK (AP) — Shares were mostly higher in Asia on Thursday after a mixed close on Wall Street, where gains for several Big Tech stocks nudged the S&P 500 to a second record high in three days. Tokyo’s Nikkei 225 index slipped 0.4% to 29,610.20 as a resurgence in coronavirus cases undermined confidence in a recovery from the pandemic. But other regional markets advanced. The Hang Seng in Hong Kong jumped 0.9% to 28,917.55. In Seoul, the Kospi edged 0.1% higher to 3,142.68. ...
Tags: Asia, Hong Kong, Business, News, Australia, Wall Street, Sport, Joe Biden, Economy, Soccer, Shanghai, Treasury, Tokyo, Federal Reserve, Nasdaq, Seoul


Jamie Dimon Says Competitive Threats Are Eroding Banking’s Future

Chase CEO says without a 'level playing field' traditional institutions will see their role shrink under attack from multiple directions. The post Jamie Dimon Says Competitive Threats Are Eroding Banking’s Future appeared first on The Financial Brand.
Tags: Apple, Google, Amazon, Facebook, Finance, Walmart, Spotlight, Fintech, Jamie Dimon, JPMorgan Chase, Dimon, Strategic Planning, Big Tech, Culture & Leadership, Featured Content


UK Launches New Watchdog to Police Big Tech's Ad Market Monopoly

The UK government launched a new watchdog agency on Wednesday that will be tasked with keeping an eye on Big Tech companies like Google and Facebook, according to an announcement published online. The stated goal of the new watchdog is to police the “concentration of power among a small number of firms” in the world…Read more...
Tags: Apple, Google, Facebook, UK, Science, Media, Ebay, Advertising, Social Media, Companies, Computing, News Corp, World Wide Web, Business Finance, Big Tech, Andrea Coscelli


Mark Zuckerberg's phone number appeared among the leaked data of Facebook users, according to a researcher

Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg. Andrew Harnik/AP Mark Zuckerberg's personal information appears to be among data posted on a hacking forum. A cyber researcher said Facebook's co-founders also had their information exposed. Insider's Aaron Holmes previously reported the leak, which affected more than 500 million users. See more stories on Insider's business page. The cell-phone number of Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg is among the personal information leaked online in a low-...
Tags: Facebook, Mark Zuckerberg, Trends, Tech, Data, Chris Hughes, Federal Trade Commission, Zuckerberg, Holmes, Walker, Dustin Moskovitz, Facebook Inc, Cambridge Analytica, Big Tech, Tech Insider, Dave Walker


More companies, including PayPal and Starbucks, are accepting bitcoin and other cryptocurrencies as payment, despite volatility warnings

Retailers are recognizing bitcoin's growing popularity. NurPhoto/Getty Images Bitcoin is becoming an increasingly popular payment option among many companies. Fast-food chains, big tech firms, and leading drinks companies are embracing cryptocurrencies. See more stories on Insider's business page. Rarely does a news cycle go by without some mention of bitcoin's growing popularity, from fans and skeptics alike. Its prices on trading exchanges tumbled around Thanksgiving last yea...
Tags: Amazon, Elon Musk, Australia, Jay Z, India, Africa, US, Trends, Tesla, Paypal, Bitcoin, Asia Pacific, New Zealand, Retail, Venezuela, Starbucks


More companies are accepting bitcoin and other cryptocurrencies as payment, including PayPal and Starbucks, despite volatility warnings

Retailers are recognizing bitcoin's growing popularity. NurPhoto/Getty Images Bitcoin is becoming an increasingly popular payment option among many companies. Fast-food chains, big tech firms, and leading drinks companies are embracing cryptocurrencies. See more stories on Insider's business page. Rarely does a news cycle go by without some mention of bitcoin's growing popularity, from fans and skeptics alike. Its prices on trading exchanges tumbled around Thanksgiving last yea...
Tags: Amazon, Elon Musk, Australia, Jay Z, India, Africa, US, Trends, Tesla, Paypal, Bitcoin, Asia Pacific, New Zealand, Retail, Venezuela, Starbucks


More companies are accepting bitcoin and other cryptocurrencies as payment, including PayPal and Starbucks, despite warnings about its volatility

Retailers are recognizing bitcoin's growing popularity. NurPhoto/Getty Images Bitcoin is becoming an increasingly popular payment option among many companies. Fast-food chains, big tech firms, and leading drinks companies are embracing cryptocurrencies. See more stories on Insider's business page. Rarely does a news cycle go by without some mention of bitcoin's growing popularity, from fans and skeptics alike. Its prices on trading exchanges tumbled around Thanksgiving last yea...
Tags: Amazon, Elon Musk, Australia, Jay Z, India, Africa, US, Trends, Tesla, Paypal, Bitcoin, Asia Pacific, New Zealand, Retail, Venezuela, Starbucks


Facebook says it has removed the account of Capitol attack suspect Noah Green, and is in contact with law enforcement as they conduct their investigation

US Capitol police officers near a car that crashed into a barrier. Scott J. Applewhite/AP Facebook confirmed to Insider that it removed the account of Capitol attack suspect, Noah Green. The suspected attacker has also been described as a Nation of Islam devotee. He reportedly posted content on Facebook about the "end times," as well as his personal struggles. See more stories on Insider's business page. Facebook has confirmed that it pulled the account of Noah Green, a suspect in ...
Tags: Facebook, Politics, Instagram, Nbc News, Trends, Tech, Green, New York Times, The New York Times, Capitol Police, Capitol, Southern Poverty Law Center, Louis Farrakhan, Nation of Islam, Christopher Newport University, US Capitol


Facebook says it has removed the account of the Capitol attack suspect, and is in contact with law enforcement as they conduct their investigation

US Capitol police officers near a car that crashed into a barrier. Scott J. Applewhite/AP Facebook confirmed to Insider that it removed the account of Capitol attack suspect. The suspected attacker has also been described as a Nation of Islam devotee. He reportedly posted content on Facebook about the "end times," as well as his personal struggles. See more stories on Insider's business page. Facebook has confirmed that it removed the account of Noah Green, who multiple outlets iden...
Tags: Facebook, Politics, Instagram, Nbc News, Trends, Tech, Green, New York Times, The New York Times, Capitol Police, Capitol, Southern Poverty Law Center, Louis Farrakhan, Nation of Islam, Christopher Newport University, US Capitol


Big tech suggests Vietnam re-write its digital tax plans

Nice economy you’ve got there. It’d be a shame if growth slowed Big Tech’s Asian lobby group, The Asia Internet Coalition, has issued a statement calling for Vietnam to consult on the impact of its proposed tax laws and then re-write them.…
Tags: Software, Vietnam, Big Tech, Asia Internet Coalition


Big tech suggests Vietnam rewrite its digital tax plans

Nice economy you’ve got there. It’d be a shame if growth slowed Big Tech’s Asian lobby group, The Asia Internet Coalition, has issued a statement calling for Vietnam to consult on the impact of its proposed tax laws and then rewrite them.…
Tags: Software, Vietnam, Big Tech, Asia Internet Coalition


Congress sending mixed messages on antitrust and Big Tech

Congress has been sending contradictory signals about the duties owed by internet related firms with monopoly power. Last October, the House Judiciary Committee issued a massive report on monopolistic practices by Apple, Google, Facebook, and Amazon. The federal antitrust statutes have long required firms with market power not to exclude competitors. The report proposed going beyond those rules to reach how internet monopolists should treat their customers, especially content providers. “[M]arke...
Tags: Apple, Google, Amazon, Facebook, Congress, California, Opinion, China, America, Sport, Soccer, Biden, Justice Department, Federal Trade Commission, Ftc, House Judiciary Committee


The 'COVID-industrial complex' - a web of Big Pharma, Big Tech, and politicians - are profiting off the pandemic at the expense of the public

Protesters protest high drug prices. Erik McGregor/LightRocket via Getty Images In the aftermath of the coronavirus pandemic, several companies and individuals have gained financially. Some of these profits have been characterized by secrecy, overpricing, cronyism, inefficiency, and unfairness. There is something morally wrong with excessive gains made while millions of people are suffering. Ahmed Sule is a London based financial analyst, writer, and social critic. This is an opinion colu...
Tags: UK, London, Microsoft, Germany, Nigeria, US, America, Trends, Britain, Barclays, Paraguay, Kenya, World Health Organization, National Audit Office, Pentagon, Npr


Congress Questioned Big Tech CEOs For 5 Hours Without Getting Any Good Answers

An anonymous reader quotes a report from Engadget: More than five hours of questioning later, we have learned very little about the state of disinformation from today's marathon hearing with Mark Zuckerberg, Jack Dorsey and Sundar Pichai. Democrats pushed the CEOs to answer for their platforms' failing on vaccine misinformation and extremism. Republicans wanted to talk about child safety. Everyone wanted simple "yes" or "no" answers, though few were given. What is clear is that both sides are mo...
Tags: Google, Facebook, Instagram, Congress, California, Tech, House, Zuckerberg, Engadget, Facebook Twitter, Anna Eshoo, David McKinley, US Capitol, Big Tech, Mark Zuckerberg Jack Dorsey, Congress Questioned Big Tech


SCOTT GALLOWAY: Now's the best time to start a business in over a decade. Here are the 4 industries I predict will soon explode.

Galloway predicts big developments to the health tech industry. Hinterhaus Productions/Getty Images Scott Galloway is a bestselling author and professor of marketing at NYU Stern. The following is a recent blog post, republished with permission, that originally ran on his blog, "No Mercy / No Malice." In it, Galloway explains how the post-pandemic economy will birth a new generation of leaders. See more stories on Insider's business page. Post-crisis periods are among history's mos...
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Mark Zuckerberg claimed the reason Facebook keeps showing up in Capitol riot lawsuits is because it's really helpful to police

Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg testifies before Congress remotely during a Senate hearing on November 17, 2020. Hannah McKay-Pool/Getty Images Facebook was cited in more legal docs about the Capitol riots than any other social-media platform. Mark Zuckerberg told Congress it's because Facebook has been cooperating with law enforcement. On Thursday, he also downplayed Facebook's role allowing misinformation and violence to spread. See more stories on Insider's business page. Faceb...
Tags: Google, Facebook, Mark Zuckerberg, Politics, New York, Congress, Senate, Trends, Wall Street Journal, Journal, Sheryl Sandberg, Zuckerberg, Misinformation, Capitol, Facebook Twitter, Avaaz


Facebook and Amazon are now the top lobbying spenders in the US

JUSTIN TALLIS / Contributor Facebook and Amazon have emerged as the biggest corporate lobbying spenders in the US, a report finds. Big Tech contributed at least 33% more in the 2020 election cycle than it did in 2018. Amazon increased its lobbying spending by 30% during the period from 2018 to 2020, the report said. See more stories on Insider's business page. Facebook and Amazon have become the country's two biggest corporate lobbying spenders, investing almost twice as much as ...
Tags: Apple, Google, Amazon, Facebook, Twitter, Politics, Privacy, Congress, Washington, US, Trends, ExxonMobil, Lobbying, Wall Street Journal, Journal, Philip Morris


WATCH LIVE: The CEOs of Google, Facebook, and Twitter are testifying in a congressional hearing about misinformation

The CEOs of Google, Facebook, and Twitter are testifying before Congress this afternoon. The hearing will address how false information around the pandemic and the election spreads online. Platforms have faced increased scrutiny over how they aid in the spread of misleading information. See more stories on Insider's business page. The leaders of Google, Facebook, and Twitter are facing questions from US lawmakers over how misleading information spreads on their platforms.Google CEO Sundar P...
Tags: Google, Amazon, Facebook, Mark Zuckerberg, Twitter, Politics, News, Congress, US, Trends, Republican, Jack Dorsey, Donald Trump, Pichai, Zuckerberg, Google Facebook


The CEOs of Google, Facebook, and Twitter are about to appear before Congress in a misinformation hearing. Here's why the execs are testifying.

Left to right: Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg, Twitter CEO Jack Dorsey, and Google CEO Sundar Pichai. Andrew Harnik/Rolf Vennenbernd/picture alliance/Pool via REUTERS The CEOs of Facebook, Google, and Twitter will testify in front of Congress on Thursday at noon ET. The joint hearing was scheduled to discuss how misinformation spreads on these online platforms. Tech firms have faced pressure throughout the pandemic, the 2020 election, and the Capitol siege. See more stories on Insider's ...
Tags: Google, Facebook, Mark Zuckerberg, Twitter, Politics, News, Congress, Senate, Trends, Tech, Joe Biden, Hearing, Jack Dorsey, Donald Trump, Dorsey, Zuckerberg