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Tech employees are selling referrals online to job candidates for under $50 to help them get hired at Google, Facebook, and other industry giants

A website is allowing prospective tech employees to anonymously purchase a job referral from existing tech workers for $20 to $50 apiece. Rooftop Slushie, created by the makers of techie chat favorite Blind, has hosted 11,000 referral transactions since it was launched in 2019. Facebook and Google referrals are the most popular. The "vendors" are established employees at companies like Amazon, Google, and Twitter who can become verified on the website and vet candidate submissions before accep...
Tags: Google, Amazon, Facebook, Hbo, Trends, Silicon Valley, Kim, Gizmodo, Blind, Slushie, Google Facebook, Google Amazon, Amazon Google, Nelson Big Head Bighetti, Seth King, Melia Russell


More than half of tech workers on visas say they'll simply look for work outside the US if Trump's H-1B ban forces a choice

More than half of tech workers in the US on visas say they'd just look for work outside the US if affected by Trump's visa ban. The president has suspended the H-1B visa program, along with others, amid the pandemic. In a poll of 1,000+ workers on visas, just 7% said they'd try to get a different visa if they'd affected. More than half said they'd either return home or move to another country — a big win for non-US tech hubs, and a major potential loss to the American tech sector. In a recent...
Tags: London, US, Tel Aviv, America, Trends, Silicon Valley, Donald Trump, Signal, Blind, Trump, Rob Price, Contact Business Insider


A third of Bay Area tech workers say they'd consider leaving if they could permanently work remotely — even if it meant a pay cut (FB, GOOG, AAPL)

A survey of nearly 2,000 Bay Area tech workers found more than a third would consider leaving if they could permanently work remotely — even if they had to take a pay cut. The survey was conducted on Blind, a work-focused social network that allows employees of companies to participate anonymously. Another third said they'd be interested in leaving if they didn't have to take a pay cut. The results highlight how pandemic-related work-from-home policies may help radically reshape the home of Am...
Tags: Google, Facebook, California, America, San Francisco, Trends, Coinbase, Signal, Blind, Bay Area, San Francisco Bay Area, Rob Price


One-third of Bay Area tech workers say they'd consider leaving if they could permanently work remotely — even if it meant a pay cut (FB, GOOG, AAPL)

A survey of nearly 2,000 Bay Area tech workers showed that more than one-third of them would consider leaving if they could permanently work remotely — even if they had to take a pay cut. The survey was conducted on Blind, a work-focused social network that allows employees of companies to participate anonymously. Another third said they'd be interested in leaving if they didn't have to take a pay cut. The results highlight how pandemic-related work-from-home policies may help radically reshap...
Tags: Google, Facebook, California, America, San Francisco, Trends, Coinbase, Signal, Blind, Bay Area, San Francisco Bay Area, Rob Price


A survey of thousands of SF Bay Area techies found that 2 out of 3 would consider leaving if they could permanently work remotely (FB, GOOG, TWTR)

A survey of thousands of San Francisco Bay Area tech workers found that two-thirds would consider leaving the region if they had the option to work remotely permanently. The survey was conducted on Blind, a social network that allows employees of companies to participate anonymously. The data highlights how coronavirus and new work-from-home policies may radically reshape the home of America's tech industry. Respondents also overwhelmingly said they don't expect to be going back into offices e...
Tags: New York, California, US, America, San Francisco, Trends, Seattle, Signal, Blind, Bay Area, San Francisco Bay Area, Rob Price, SF Bay Area, Contact Business Insider, Bay Area The region


Zoom Goes to the Dogs! Guide Dogs for the Blind

(Photo Courtesy of Guide Dogs for the Blind)   ZOOM GOES TO THE DOGS DURING SHELTER-IN-PLACE AS GUIDE DOGS FOR THE BLIND KEEPS CANINES, HUMANS CONNECTED -- Pandemic Shifts Puppy Club Meetings, Volunteer Support Online --   By this stage of the COVID-19 Pandemic, many working Americans are familiar with the Brady Bunch-esque gallery presentation of online meeting tools like Zoom, showing multiple images of their colleagues sheltering in place in their homes. But Guide Dogs for the Blind has unle...
Tags: Dogs, Pets, Support, Disney, Training, Canada, Guide, Blind, Zoom, Brady Bunch, Guide Dogs, The Pet Blog Lady, GDB, Guide Dogs for the Blind, Assistance, Dogs Guide Dogs


Netflix's unscripted hits 'Love Is Blind' and 'Tiger King' helped drive a huge spike in subscribers. Meet the exec behind these breakthroughs. (NFLX)

Netflix's reality-TV push is serving the streaming giant well. The company posted its strongest quarter for subscriber growth, from January to March, as people stayed at home and streamed more video, including unscripted shows like "Tiger King" and "Love Is Blind," as well as scripted movies and TV shows like "Ozark," "Money Heist," and "Spenser Confidential." Netflix content exec Brandon Riegg has been architecting Netflix's rise in reality TV for the past three years. His strategy is two-fol...
Tags: UK, Nbc, Abc, US, America, Trends, Netflix, John Legend, Voice, Ted Sarandos, Blind, Marie Kondo, Kondo, NFLX, Netflix Netflix, Rochelle King


These charts show how quickly workers at Amazon, Apple, Salesforce, and other top tech companies started to worry about their job security as the pandemic arrived

The anonymous social network Blind surveyed nearly 7,000 tech workers about their job security and found a 33% increase in concern between March and April. Facebook employees were the least concerned about their jobs; Expedia employees were the most worried. Blind also surveyed tech workers on whether or not they were worried about pay cuts. There was a 22% jump in concerned employees from one month to the next.  Amazon workers were the least worried about their pay; Lyft workers were the most...
Tags: Apple, Amazon, Facebook, Lyft, US, Trends, King, Expedia, Blind, Labor Department, Daniel Alpert, Amazon Google LinkedIn, Charles King of Pund IT Weekly Review, Fiorella Riccobono


‘Too Hot To Handle’ Is Netflix’s New Big Hit

The reality show 'Too Hot to Handle' picks up where 'Love Is Blind' left off.
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As the coronavirus crisis continues, more tech workers are feeling concerned about their jobs. These charts show which companies have the most angst.

The anonymous social network Blind surveyed nearly 7,000 tech workers about their job security and found a 33% increase in concern between March and April. Facebook employees were the least concerned about their jobs; Expedia employees were the most worried. Blind also surveyed tech workers on whether or not they were worried about pay cuts. There was a 22% jump in concerned employees from one month to the next.  Amazon workers were the least worried about their pay; Lyft workers were the most...
Tags: Apple, Amazon, Facebook, Lyft, US, Trends, King, Expedia, Blind, Labor Department, Daniel Alpert, Amazon Google LinkedIn, Charles King of Pund IT Weekly Review, Fiorella Riccobono


Security lapse exposed Clearview AI source code

Since it exploded onto the scene in January after a newspaper exposé, Clearview AI quickly became one of the most elusive, secretive and reviled companies in the tech startup scene. The controversial facial recognition startup allows its law enforcement users to take a picture of a person, upload it and match it against its alleged database of 3 billion images, which the company scraped from public social media profiles. But for a time, a misconfigured server exposed the company’s internal files...
Tags: Apple, Google, Security, Mark Zuckerberg, Real Estate, Privacy, Youtube, Cbs News, Government, New York City, Social Media, Tech, Law Enforcement, Artificial Intelligence, New York Times, New Jersey


Netflix's 'dating experiment' shows strip contestants of their senses

There's a common theme to Netflix's last two dating shows -- "Love is Blind," and now "Too Hot to Handle" -- as each thinly hides its desire to ridicule the people who participate in these exercises behind the guise of a "dating experiment," built around depriving them of one of their senses.
Tags: Cnn, Netflix, Blind


How the Love is Blind couples are coping during coronavirus isolation

Love is Blind had us all gripped from start to finish when it aired on Netflix last month....
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Mammoth Media launches CatchUp, an app that summarizes the latest news and trending content

A new app called CatchUp might be useful for anyone who’s struggling to keep up with the latest headlines, podcasts and Netflix shows. CatchUp is the latest offering from Mammoth Media, the startup behind chat fiction app Yarn and social polling app Wishbone. Founder and CEO Benoit Vatere told me that the product started out as a book summary app called Booknotes, but early users kept asking, “Why don’t you summarize more than books?” So that’s exactly what CatchUp does, recapping the latest new...
Tags: Startups, Mobile, Apps, Media, Tech, Netflix, Blind, Mammoth Media, Benoit Vatere, Vatere


Netflix Renews Love is Blind, The Circle, Rhythm + Flow

Netflix renews Love is Blind, The Circle, Rhythm + Flow After receiving rave reviews from critics and scoring large social media attention and views across all three series, Netflix has chosen to grant two-season renewals to reality series Love is Blind and The Circle, as well as the music competition series Rhythm + Flow, according to Deadline. RELATED: Netflix’s Coffee & Kareem Trailer Starring Ed Helms & Taraji P. Henson Netflix has been slowly ramping up its slate of non-scripted progr...
Tags: TV, Movies, America, Chicago, Netflix, TV News, Streaming, Blind, HARRIS, Vanessa, Marie Kondo, Lambert, Cardi, Brian Smith, Michelle Buteau, Nick Lachey


Netflix has renewed 'Love is Blind' for at least 2 more seasons and its creator wants 'many seasons in many countries and languages'

"Love Is Blind," which Netflix renewed for seasons two and three on Tuesday, has regularly been near the top of Netflix's lists of its most popular titles in the US. LightShed analyst Rich Greenfield said in a recent note that the show illustrates "the power of Netflix to have an impact in the reality-TV genre that has long been dominated by broadcast TV." Series creator Chris Coelen told Business Insider that Netflix was his first call when he came up with the idea because he felt it could re...
Tags: US, Trends, Netflix, Ken Burns, Blind, Rich Greenfield, Ashley Rodriguez, Brandon Riegg, Parrot Analytics Netflix, Chris Coelen, Riegg, Coelen


The Netflix exec behind reality-TV hits like 'Cheer' and 'Love Is Blind' explains his approach to conquering the unscripted space — and what's next (NFLX)

Netflix content exec Brandon Riegg is leading the streaming service's rise in reality TV. His strategy is two-fold: Find a few projects in every genre in the unscripted category — which can span food, competition, dating, auto, home makeover, docuseries, and more — and push producers to bring something new to the table, like compelling formats or subject matters. He's also experimenting with staggered release schedules for reality series that have elimination rounds and other overarching narra...
Tags: UK, Nbc, Abc, US, America, Trends, Netflix, Ken Burns, John Legend, Voice, Ted Sarandos, Blind, Marie Kondo, NFLX, Rochelle King, Jeff Gaspin


Netflix's 'Love Is Blind' creator wants 'many seasons in many countries and languages' of his reality-TV hit

"Love Is Blind" has regularly been near the top of Netflix's lists of its most popular titles in the US and it's Netflix's most in-demand romance reality TV series yet, according to data company Parrot Analytics.  LightShed analyst Rich Greenfield said in a recent note that the show illustrates "the power of Netflix to have an impact in the reality-TV genre that has long been dominated by broadcast TV." Series creator Chris Coelen told Business Insider that Netflix was his first call when he c...
Tags: US, Trends, Netflix, Ken Burns, Blind, Rich Greenfield, Ashley Rodriguez, Parrot Analytics, Brandon Riegg, Chris Coelen, Riegg, Parrot Analytics Love is Blind, Coelen


How 'Love Is Blind' reveals what we're all aching for

'Love is Blind' isn't what it seems, says sociologist Danielle J. Lindemann -- yes, it's a pastiche of familiar ingredients from reality-TV land, but its popularity also reveals not only what we're missing in our dating lives but what we find lacking in other areas of life -- and for many of us, that includes our political choices and how they operate.
Tags: Cnn, Blind, Danielle J Lindemann


Original Content podcast: ‘Love is Blind’ adds a touch of reality to a silly premise

Even by the standards of romantic competition reality shows, “Love is Blind” has a doozy of a concept: A group of men and women “date” by talking in pods where they can only hear each other’s voices. In just a little over a week, they’re expected to start proposing marriage to someone who they’ve never seen. On this week’s episode of the Original Content podcast, we’re joined by TechCrunch marketing director (and reality TV expert) Alexandra Ames to review the just-wrapped first season of the Ne...
Tags: Apple, Media, Podcasts, Entertainment, Tech, Netflix, NICK, Blind, Vanessa Lachey, Original Content Podcast, Alexandra Ames


A new poll shows that workers at companies like Amazon, Microsoft, or Google haven't seen their productivity suffer as they work from home amid the spread of coronavirus

The Seattle area is on high alert over the coronavirus and the large tech companies located there have asked their employees to work from home. As many as 80% of the tech employees who participated in a poll on anonymous chat app Blind said they were currently working from home.  And in another poll, 60% said their productivity wasn't being impacted thanks to the virus.  But there are concerning signs that the worst is yet to come in the workplace. For instance, people of Asian descent are at ...
Tags: Google, Amazon, Facebook, Uber, Microsoft, Cdc, Washington, China, San Francisco, Trends, Linkedin, Austin, Larry Ellison, Seattle, Blind, Bay Area


'Love Is Blind' could help Netflix dominate reality TV

Netflix wants to be the go-to TV source for all kinds of viewers, which means it has to have everything that TV offers: powerful dramas, funny comedies and, yes, even a reality show that has couples get engaged before they ever see one another.
Tags: Cnn, Netflix, Blind


Carlton from 'Love Is Blind' says he's received death threats

Carlton Morton isn't exactly the most popular member of the "Love Is Blind" cast at the moment.
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Carlton from 'Love Is Blind' says he's received death threats. He's still hoping for love

Carlton Morton isn't exactly the most popular member of the "Love Is Blind" cast at the moment.
Tags: News, Stories, Carlton, Blind, Carlton Morton


Are Lauren and Cameron From ‘Love Is Blind’ Still Together?

The finale to Netflix’s “Love is Blind” has been revealed, unleashing an emotional wave of broken hearts and shattered engagements across the the internet. Warning — “Love is Blind” finale spoilers below. After several on-the-altar dismissals and full on “the wedding is canceled” speeches, it was contestants Lauren Speed and Cameron Hamilton, who salvaged most […]
Tags: News, Netflix, Blind, Lauren, Love Is Blind, Cameron Hamilton, Lauren Speed


The Jury’s Still Out on Whether Love Is Blind But These Memes Prove It Sure Is Funny

Netflix’s new dating show Love is Blind is a binge-worthy reality show that has taken off. But if you have managed to avoid the reality show/social experiment during your Netflix binges, it works like this: Couples go on “dates” which consist of lounging in separate “pods” and talking as they try and lure each other into committed relationships, which in The Bachelor set world of reality TV, is defined as marriage. The twist is that they don’t actually see each other until they’re engaged,...
Tags: News, Instagram, Uncategorized, Netflix, Viral, Cameron, Taylor, Alexandria, Blind, Jessica, Lauren, Onetime, Reni Eddo Lodge, Lauren Louise, Clickmonsters, Blind Jessica


‘Love Is Blind’: Netflix Announces Reunion Special, Which Will Post on YouTube

Netflix’s unscripted guilty pleasure “Love Is Blind” has quickly turned into a pop culture phenomenon, and the streamer is aiming to capitalize on that with a reunion special featuring the show’s cast. Here’s the twist: The “Love Is Blind” reunion special will premiere March 5 — on Netflix’s YouTube channel. That will presumably expose the […]
Tags: News, Netflix, Blind, Love Is Blind


‘Blind,’ Starring Demi Moore, Alec Baldwin, Goes to Germany’s Tiberius (EXCLUSIVE)

Tiberius Film, headed by Oliver Fink, has acquired rights for Germany to drama “Blind,” starring Demi Moore and Alec Baldwin, at Berlin’s European Film Market, as well as horror film “Death of Me” and action-horror movie “The Driver.” “Blind” tells the story of a writer who loses his wife and his eyesight in a car […]
Tags: News, Germany, Berlin, Global, Alec Baldwin, Blind, Demi Moore, Tiberius Film, Demi Moore Alec Baldwin, Oliver Fink


Netflix insiders share how they feel about its internal 'postmortem' emails that detail why employees were fired to their coworkers (NFLX)

After firing an employee, Netflix explains its reasons for letting the person go in an internal "postmortem" email, as people within the company call them. Business Insider spoke with former Netflix employees to learn how these emails work in practice and what insiders really think about them.  The postmortems are typically written by managers in collaboration with human resources and go out to the fired employee's department. It's up to the manager's discretion on how widely to distribute the...
Tags: US, Trends, Netflix, Ken Burns, Wall Street Journal, Business Insider, Blind, Don, NFLX


Netflix insiders share how they feel about its internal 'postmortem' emails that detail why employees were fired (NFLX)

After firing an employee, Netflix explains its reasons for letting the person go in an internal "postmortem" email, as people within the company call them. Business Insider spoke with former Netflix employees to learn how these emails work in practice and what insiders really think about them.  The postmortems are typically written by managers in collaboration with human resources and go out to the fired employee's department. It's up to the manager's discretion on how widely to distribute the...
Tags: US, Trends, Netflix, Ken Burns, Wall Street Journal, Business Insider, Blind, Don, NFLX