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Chicago city officials tweeted an Uber promo code after shutting down public transit and imposing a curfew during protests over George Floyd's death (UBER)

Chicago is facing criticism for shutting down public transit Sunday amid ongoing protests over the death of George Floyd. The city, which has had a curfew in place since Saturday, suggested people take an Uber instead and tweeted a discount code for $5 off rides. Uber told Business Insider it issued the discount code at the request of the city, which it said was concerned about leaving essential workers stranded. Floyd was killed last week while in police custody, sparking protests across the ...
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Companies like Netflix, McDonald's, and Target are speaking out amid the George Floyd protests — and some are actually taking action

Protests are spreading through the US after the death of George Floyd, a black man who died after a white police officer knelt on his neck for over 8 minutes. Many companies are weighing in on the protests, but not all of them have announced specific actions, donations, or internal changes. Read more to see how companies and their leaders are responding. Visit Business Insider's homepage for more stories. Protests erupted across the US after the death of George Floyd, the 46-year-old black m...
Tags: Apple, Amazon, Facebook, Mark Zuckerberg, Twitter, Spotify, Cook, Instagram, Minnesota, Microsoft, Minneapolis, Youtube, Satya Nadella, Disney, US, America


The president of the Center for American Entrepreneurship apologized for telling Backstage Capital founder Arlan Hamilton that her advice to white coworkers was 'unfair and unhelpful'

On Saturday, Backstage Capital founder Arlan Hamilton tweeted advice to her white peers calling for action in support of the protests against police brutality across the United States. In response, Center for American Entrepreneurship president John Dearie said Hamilton's advice was "unfair and unhelpful," and said the "solution to America's racial injustice problems requires far smarter and more discerning leadership." The next day, Dearie issued a public apology to Hamilton via Twitter and c...
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All the visceral ways black women in America have been hurt by the coronavirus unemployment crisis

Research from Facebook COO Sheryl Sandberg's nonprofit Lean In shows that black women are among the hardest hit by the coronavirus unemployment crisis.  The survey of more than 2,600 people found that black women were twice as likely as white men to say that they were laid off or furloughed in the wake of the pandemic.  Black women were also much more likely than white men to say they were struggling to pay rent and pay for basic necessities, according to the survey.  A recent study from the E...
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AT&T's chief brand officer shares why it brought back an old brand mascot, where it's advertising now that live sports are canceled, and why it's not blacklisting coronavirus news

Business Insider has launched a regular series where we talk to chief marketing officers about how they are confronting challenges from data-driven marketing to in-housing. AT&T has long been a prominent sports advertiser, but with the coronavirus canceling live sports, the carrier had to rethink its advertising approach. In the third installment of the series, AT&T's chief brand officer Fiona Carter discusses where the company is advertising now, why it's bringing back an old brand mascot, an...
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15 YEARS OF YOUTUBE: A look back at YouTube's founding, its acquisition by Google, and how the platform launched a multibillion dollar industry for creators (GOOG, GOOGL)

It's been 15 years since YouTube launched to the public in early 2005. A year and a half later, it was acquired by Google for $1.65 billion, paving the way for the platform to become the creative haven we know today.  For the site's 15th anniversary, Business Insider spoke to YouTube's founders, earliest employees, investors, and early creators to hear how YouTube went from a bustling startup to the multibillion dollar business it is today.  Read the full, untold story of YouTube, the company ...
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These $50,000 tiny homes unfold out of shipping containers and can be combined into custom houses — see inside

Boxabl builds tiny homes that unfold out of shipping containers. The company is working toward building a housing module factory on par with car factories. They plan to mass produce modules that can be stacked to create custom buildings.  Boxabl introduced its first product, the Casita, early this year. Visit Business Insider's homepage for more stories. Las Vegas-based Boxabl wants to mass-produce low-cost housing. The company released its first product, a 375-square-foot prefab studio apart...
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Elon Musk said he was 'overcome with emotion' over SpaceX launch and the task of bringing astronauts home: 'I'm getting choked up, I'm sorry.'

Elon Musk said he was "overcome with emotion" after SpaceX's first-ever astronaut launch on Saturday. Though his adrenaline was at "100%" during the first launch attempt on Wednesday, the SpaceX CEO said he didn't feel nervous at all this weekend. Musk got choked up talking about his responsibility to bring the astronauts, who each have young children, home safely. Visit Business Insider's homepage for more stories. Elon Musk struggled to describe how he felt after SpaceX, the company he foun...
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Here are the top companies helping businesses make sure the computer networks are secure and reliable, according to IT professionals (CSCO)

Making sure a computer network is secure and reliable has become a priority for businesses in the digital age. This has led to the rise of network traffic analysis tools that help businesses constantly monitor their computer networks and flag threats or other issues. IT Central Station, where IT professionals can weigh in on software tools they use, recently conducted a survey on network traffic analysis. Here are the 8 top NTA companies according to a May survey. Click here for more BI Prime ...
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If SpaceX's rocket fails, an emergency escape system will save the astronauts onboard. NASA calculated a 1-in-60 chance they'll need it.

SpaceX is set for a historic launch on Saturday: It plans to send two NASA astronauts to the space station. NASA has calculated a 1-in-60 chance that the mission will fail but the astronauts will survive. A built-in emergency escape system is designed to detach the Crew Dragon spaceship from the rocket and jettison it to safety if something goes wrong, saving the astronauts' lives. Visit Business Insider's homepage for more stories. SpaceX and NASA are gearing up for a historic mission: On ...
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If SpaceX's rocket fails, an advanced emergency escape system for the spaceship could save the lives of astronauts onboard

SpaceX is set for a historic launch on Saturday: It plans to send two NASA astronauts to the space station. NASA has calculated a 1-in-60 chance that the mission will fail but the astronauts will survive. A built-in emergency escape system is designed to detach the Crew Dragon spaceship from the rocket and jettison it to safety if something goes wrong, saving the astronauts' lives. Visit Business Insider's homepage for more stories. SpaceX and NASA are gearing up for a historic mission: On ...
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Microsoft asks staff each year if they think their compensation is competitive. Leaked poll results show a declining share say yes. (MSFT)

Internal Microsoft poll results reviewed by Business Insider suggest a declining number of employees think their pay is competitive. 55% of employees surveyed said their combined salary, bonuses, and equity is competitive with similar jobs at other companies, according to sources, down from 57% in 2019, 61% in 2018, and 65% in 2017. Some current and former employees told Business Insider there are other benefits to working at Microsoft that make up for comparatively lower pay, such as superior...
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Twitter responds to Trump executive order on social media calling it a 'reactionary and politicized approach to a landmark law'

Twitter responded to President Donald Trump signing of an executive order that targets social media companies.  Twitter was singled out in the order, after days of feuding with the president. The company called "a reactionary and politicized approach to a landmark law." Visit Business Insider's homepage for more stories. Twitter responded to President Donald Trump's executive order on social media calling it "a reactionary and politicized approach to a landmark law." This EO is a re...
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Cannabis startup Caliva laid off 20 employees including a top retail exec as headwinds from the coronavirus pandemic upend the industry

Cannabis startup Caliva laid off 20 employees from its corporate office on March 30, the company confirmed. The cuts mostly affected employees in the retail management division and included Elizabeth Cooksey, a senior exec who was brought in to drive Caliva's retail strategy in 2019. Visit Business Insider's homepage for more stories. California cannabis startup Caliva laid off 20 employees in its corporate office on March 30, the company confirmed to Business Insider. The cuts mostly affecte...
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These are the videos that changed YouTube forever, from 'Lazy Sunday' to 'Baby Shark' (GOOGL, GOOG)

Fifteen years ago, YouTube broke ground when it allowed internet users to upload and share videos in a more efficient way than ever before. YouTube quickly skyrocketed to become the most popular online video platform in the world. Now, more than 500 hours of content are uploaded to the platform every minute. Some videos, however, have had more of an impact than others. These clips went viral and were ingrained into internet culture, setting a precedent for both the immediate and long-term effe...
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Days after layoffs, an Uber exec sold over half her Uber stock for $8.6 million, while cofounder Garrett Camp has sold $69.6 million in stock since March 12 (UBER)

Days after Uber laid off about a quarter of its workforce, one of its senior executives — marketing leader Jill Hazelbaker — sold more than half of her stake of Uber shares for $8.6 million. Employees have been chattering about the sale internally, not only because of its timing but because of its size, with some speculating it could mean that Hazelbaker is planning on leaving the company. But a source familiar with the matter tells Business Insider that the sale occured because Hazelbaker is ...
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Box had a better-than-expected quarter amid the work-from-home boom. CEO Aaron Levie explains how its pivot to letting its own employees work from anywhere will help it keep up the momentum (BOX)

Box CEO Aaron Levie said the cloud storage company has been fortunate to "not miss a beat" in the shift to remote work — and that in some cases, its actually improved things.  Box recently announced that even after its offices reopen, it will allow all employees to work remotely until January 31, 2021, and that it will be more flexible about remote work going forward. Levie says that the company's newfound openness to remote work is also widening its talent pool, as it can recruit in places fa...
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The CEO of Nutanix says he's not 'drinking the Kool Aid of everything remote' and explains why he thinks hybrid workplace will likely be the norm (NTNX)

Nutanix pivoted to a remote workforce like most tech companies, but CEO Dheeraj Pandey said he doesn't think embracing that as a permanent model is practical. Pandey said he is leaning toward a "hybrid" approach that would allow employees to work from home while also maintaining key in-person operations in the workplace. "The tribe is really important," he told Business Insider. "At the same time, employees have tasted blood and they like what they see in working from home. They believe it's c...
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Legal and tech policy experts say Trump's executive order draft cracking down on social media companies is dead on arrival

President Donald Trump is set to sign an executive order seeking to crack down on social media companies after Twitter took the rare step this week of adding fact-checking labels to two of his tweets. A draft of the order obtained by Business Insider shows Trump is mainly attempting to empower federal regulators to re-interpret and amend Section 230 of the Communications Decency Act to make it more difficult for tech companies to moderate content on their platforms. It would direct the FCC and...
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An inside look at Eaze's latest pitch deck reveals vastly scaled back ambitions from the once-soaring cannabis startup

Business Insider took a deep dive into cannabis startup Eaze's financial projections from 2017 to the present. Internal documents and interviews reveal the once-brash startup's vastly scaled-back ambitions. In 2017, Eaze — then a cannabis delivery service — projected that it would sell $1 billion worth of marijuana on the platform and aggressively expand to new states. In 2020, under the guidance of a new executive team and after a round of layoffs, Eaze has pared back that expectation to $190...
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There's never been a better time for banks to buy fintechs, according to a Capital One cofounder. Here's why both sides need each other more than ever.

Nigel Morris, a cofounder of Capital One who spent 10 years as its president and chief operating officer, told Business Insider now is the right time for deals between fintechs and banks. Morris, who is currently a managing partner at venture-capital firm QED Investors, said investors will take a sharper look at fintechs' strategies and push them to focus more on reaching profitability. Small to mid-size banks, meanwhile, will need to consider how to better establish digital channels in the wa...
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Eminem has joined an invite-only startup that's betting texting between celebs and fans will become a big business

The music artist Eminem has joined the text-marketing app Community, announcing to fans this week that they can text him at 313-666-7440. The rapper appears to be using Community to promote a new line of merchandise he's releasing to celebrate the 20th anniversary of his album "The Marshall Mathers LP." Here's what you should know about how Community works and why the platform has taken off recently among celebrities and influencers alike. Click here for more BI Prime stories. On Monday, the ...
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How Dave Clark, the mastermind behind Amazon's coronavirus response, became one of the most powerful executives in America (AMZN)

Amazon's SVP of worldwide operations Dave Clark is one of the most powerful people in corporate America. Clark is in charge of everything from Amazon's warehouse and shipping network to marketing and the Prime membership program. Since joining Amazon in 1999, Clark has quickly jumped through the ranks, going from a Kentucky warehouse manager in 2001 to a part of the "S-team," a secretive group of 23 most senior executives at the company. He's largely in charge of shaping Amazon's COVID-19 resp...
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Trump is unleashing an executive order against social media companies, and it could trigger a legal fight they desperately want to avoid (FB, TWTR)

Donald Trump plans to issue an executive order targeting social media companies on Thursday. The US President has been railing against tech companies after Twitter fact-checked two of his tweets. It's not immediately clear what the executive order will detail — but it threatens to plunge tech firms into a fight they've tried desperately to avoid. The right have accused tech companies of deliberately discriminating against conservatives, which they deny. Trump threatened to shut certain social ...
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4 real media kit examples that influencers on YouTube, Instagram, and TikTok use to get brand sponsorships

For many influencers, especially those primarily working on Instagram, brand sponsorships are their main source of income. One of the first things advertisers ask for during a pitch is to see a creator's media kit.  Influencers use their media kits as a tool to showcase their value to a brand or company, which often includes past examples and rates for a partnership. Business Insider spoke to creators on YouTube, Instagram, and TikTok who shared the exact documents they use to land brand spons...
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HBO Max's lack of Roku and Amazon support casts a big shadow over its launch day

HBO Max launched on Wednesday, but isn't available for Roku and Amazon, the two biggest streaming distribution platforms with a combined 70% market share. An HBO representative told Business Insider that "HBO Now will continue to exist on platforms where we don't yet have distribution deals in place." Regarding Roku and Amazon, AT&T CEO John Stankey told CNBC, "We must be doing something right if somebody believes we are now starting to be more in conflict with their business." Some people voi...
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'We'll let you know how it works out': SpaceX's Crew Dragon spaceship toilet is a secret that apparently no one can or wants to talk about

NASA astronauts Bob Behnken and Doug Hurley are scheduled to become the first people to rocket into space from US soil since the shuttle program ended in 2011. Behnken and Hurley will climb aboard SpaceX's Crew Dragon on Wednesday, May 27 and — weather permitting —lift off at 4:33 pm ET from Kennedy Space Center in Cape Canaveral, Florida. If all goes well, the pair will spend a day inside the spacecraft before docking at the International Space Station is complete.  There is a toilet aboard t...
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Eminem is sharing a 'personal' phone number with his fans. Here's the invite-only startup behind it that's betting texting celebs and influencers will be a big business.

The music artist Eminem has joined the text-marketing app Community, announcing to fans this week that they can text him at 313-666-7440. The rapper appears to be using Community to promote a new line of merchandise he's releasing to celebrate the 20th anniversary of his album "The Marshall Mathers LP." Here's what you should know about how Community works, and why the platform has taken off recently among celebrities and influencers alike. Click here for more BI Prime stories. On Monday, the...
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All 8 'Harry Potter' movies are available to stream exclusively on HBO Max, but can still air on NBCUniversal TV networks

HBO Max launched on Wednesday and all eight "Harry Potter" movies are available to stream. NBCUniversal had previously owned the digital rights to the movies until 2025. An HBO representative told Business Insider that Max will be their exclusive streaming home, but they can still air on NBCU's linear TV networks, like USA. Visit Business Insider's homepage for more stories. All eight "Harry Potter" movies are available to stream on WarnerMedia's Netflix competitor, HBO Max, which launched on...
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HBO Max's content boss explains its DC originals strategy, from J.J. Abrams' Justice League Dark series to the Snyder Cut

HBO Max's content chief, Kevin Reilly, talked to Business Insider about the original DC projects Max is developing. Reilly said fans can expect "the highest level of cinematic production values" on its shows featuring Green Lantern and Justice League Dark characters. Reilly said that J.J. Abrams, who is developing the Justice League Dark series, pitched the show because it was "unexplored territory." Reilly said "Doom Patrol" season two will stream on both Max and DC Universe because there wer...
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