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From Elon Musk to Tim Cook, here's where the world's most influential tech founders and CEOs went to college — and what they studied

College is where many figure out what they're actually interested in and determine the career they want to pursue. We researched the degrees and schools attended by well-known tech CEOs, many of whom launched their companies or landed on the idea for their first startup while studying at college. Here's where 52 CEOs and founders in the tech industry went to school, and what they studied. Visit Business Insider's homepage for more stories. For new college students, choosing a major can feel l...
Tags: Apple, Google, Facebook, Mark Zuckerberg, Europe, Elon Musk, Cook, Sweden, Maryland, Microsoft, Yahoo, Mba, Stanford, India, Satya Nadella, Trends


Report: Darren Collison to stay retired, leaving the Lakers looking for answers

A courtside overture is a strong message to any potential free agent, but it was not enough to pull Darren Collison out of retirement. ESPN was first to report that the 32-year-old veteran point guard will not return to the league, despite very public flirtations between him and the Lakers. Collison, a Rancho Cucamonga native and former standout at UCLA had been rumored to have been mulling a comeback for more than a month. The Clippers and Lakers were considered front-runners to add him, hoping...
Tags: Sports, Sport, Soccer, Nba, Rockets, Espn, Lebron James, Darren Collison, Kobe Bryant, Houston Rockets, Rajon Rondo, Shaq, Ucla, James, Lakers, Bernstein


The Lakers look within for improvement after trade deadline passes

LOS ANGELES — For all the talk, the spinning blades of the rumor mill that capture the attention of the NBA for weeks on end, within the Lakers’ walls, there seemed to be at least some sense of stability. In the days before Thursday’s trade deadline, players and coaches alike skirted past the possibility that the roster would be shaken up. Anthony Davis and Danny Green suggested specifically that they expected Kyle Kuzma, the subject of the most rampant speculation, would be staying on. As the d...
Tags: Sports, Los Angeles, Sport, Indiana, Green, Soccer, Nba, Rockets, Lebron James, Anthony Davis, Darren Collison, Kobe Bryant, Houston, James, Lakers, The Lakers


After standing pat at trade deadline, Lakers reportedly to workout J.R. Smith, watch Collison

Marcus Morris also got traded, but to the Clippers team just down the Staples Center hall. The Los Angeles Lakers stood pat at the trade deadline — in part because they did not want to meet the Knicks' asking price for Morris — and now will be looking to the buyout market and the possible return of Darren Collison, to add playmaking and shooting to the roster for a playoff run.
Tags: News, Darren Collison, Los Angeles Lakers, Staples Center, Lakers, Knicks, J R Smith, Morris, Clippers, Marcus Morris, Collison


Darren Collison reportedly to announce decision on return after All-Star break

In a wild summer of unexpected moves, one of the biggest surprises was Darren Collison deciding to walk away from a likely three-or-four year, $60 million to $80 million contract and retire to focus on his family and religion. “While I still love basketball, I know there is something more important, which is my family and my faith,” Collison said at the time. Recently, the Los Angeles native has considered making an NBA return.
Tags: News, Los Angeles, Nba, Darren Collison, Los Angeles Lakers, Collison


Mooney within touching distance as Scottish amateur leads Staysure Tour Q-School

Scottish amateur Euan McIntosh. Picture: Getty Images Belfast’s Damian Mooney is just five shots off the pace at halfway in the chase for five precious cards at the Staysure Tour Qualifying School Final Stage in Portugal.Scottish amateur Euan McIntosh added a 66 to his opening 68 to lead by one stroke on eight-under-par at Pestana Golf Resort’s Pinta Course where Mooney is the be...
Tags: England, America, Spain, Sport, Ireland, Golf, Portugal, Belfast, Mcintosh, Smith, Mitchell, Denton, Bennett, Corrigan, Kilkenny, Lahinch


Examining factors in simmering Lakers trade rumors

Editor’s note: This is the Monday, Jan. 6 edition of the Purple & Bold Lakers newsletter. To receive the newsletter in your inbox, sign up here. I think it’s best if we just dive into the mail, don’t you? @TheyCallMeWads wants to know: “How serious are the talks regarding Kuzma? Any news on the Collison or Iggy front? Feel like we just need another solid playmaker off the bench.” So if you’re not up to date on newsy tidbits from Monday morning and early afternoon, here’s what people are talking ...
Tags: Sports, Sacramento Kings, Sacramento, Sport, Soccer, New York Times, Portland, Davis, Kings, Nba, Anthony Davis, Darren Collison, Sam Amick, Iggy, Lakers, Phoenix


Darren Collison reportedly considering return to NBA, looking at Lakers, Clippers

Collison could help either Los Angeles team, both are looking for additional point guard depth (and both can only offer a veteran's minimum contract). The Lakers use LeBron James at the point and have Rajon Rondo off the bench, but they are looking for another playmaker to help during the playoffs. The Clippers have the defensive mindset of Patrick Beverley starting, and they bring the scoring of Lou Williams off the bench, but they have been looking for depth at the position and someone wh...
Tags: News, Los Angeles, Nba, Lebron James, Darren Collison, Los Angeles Lakers, Lakers, Clippers, Patrick Beverley, Lou Williams, Collison, Lakers Clippers


Report: Months after surprise retirement, Darren Collison eyeing February return

Just months after he announced his surprise retirement, Darren Collison is apparently ready to get back into the league. Collison is currently considering making a return to the NBA in February, and eyeing both the Los Angeles Lakers and Los Angeles Clippers as his “preferred destinations,” according to ESPN's Adrian Wojnarowski. Any return he does make, though, is “unlikely” to happen before the trade deadline on Feb. 6. Collison announced his retirement just before free agency last summer...
Tags: News, Nba, Espn, Darren Collison, Los Angeles Lakers, Los Angeles Clippers, Collison, Adrian Wojnarowski


Evervault raises $3.2M from Sequoia, Kleiner for an API to build apps with privacy baked in

Data privacy for apps is typically part of the purview of compliance teams — a model that isn’t always perfect, judging by the number of breaches and the extensive regulation that’s been (and still being) put in place to force companies and organizations to behave better. Now, in an effort to improve how apps manage data privacy, a startup called Evervault — founded by a 19 year-old in Dublin, Ireland — is building a data protection solution aimed at developers, by way of an API, which aims to b...
Tags: Amazon, Developer, Tech, Ireland, Silicon Valley, Kleiner Perkins, Sequoia, Bay Area, DUBLIN Ireland, Shane, Collison, Curran, Mamoon Hamid, Auctomatic, Stephanie Zhan, Evervault


Mark Zuckerberg, Steve Jobs, and 21 other tech moguls who never graduated college

College students accrued more than $1 trillion in debt last year pursuing higher education. However, there are incredibly successful tech executives, such as Mark Zuckerberg and Bill Gates, who started multi-billion-dollar companies without ever getting a college degree. Here are 23 tech founders and executives who never graduated college, but nevertheless attained massive success. Visit Business Insider's homepage for more stories. It's been consistently shown that are bound to earn more t...
Tags: Facebook, Mark Zuckerberg, Florida, New York, London, Sweden, Mississippi, Microsoft, Yahoo, California, Steve Jobs, Drew Houston, Stanford, China, Boston, New York City


The president of $20 billion Stripe explains how payments tech could 'change the trajectory of the internet economy'

Stripe co-founders John Collison and his brother Patrick Collison are two of Business Insider's 100 people transforming business. Stripe, founded in 2010, has a private valuation of over $20 billion — making it the most valuable financial technology startup in the world.  Collison says that Stripe's international footprint, its developer-friendliness, and its dedication to fixing real problems, have attracted customers like Amazon and Microsoft, who use its tech to power at least some of its ...
Tags: Google, Amazon, Facebook, Microsoft, China, America, Trends, United States, Silicon Valley, Salesforce, Kylie Jenner, Business Insider, McDonald, Patrick, DUBLIN Ireland, Collison


Stripe acquires Touchtech, updates APIs to prep for strong customer authentication in Europe

Stripe, the payments powerhouse that is now valued at $22.5 billion, has made an acquisition to help it gear up for new regulations in Europe that will be rolled out later this year to improve security in online transactions. It has acquired Touchtech Payments, a startup out of Ireland that works with banks to help them build and manage Strong Customer Authentication, a verification process that will typically require customers to provide two different forms of authentication from card holder...
Tags: Apple, Google, Fundings & Exits, Ecommerce, Europe, Australia, Mexico, India, Tech, Ireland, Dublin, Stripe, SCA, Collison, PitchBook, Strong Customer Authentication


INTRODUCING: The 10 people transforming the way the technology industry does business

Business Insider named 10 enterprise technology executives to our list of the 100 people transforming business.  These executives are changing the way that companies work with their customers, the way that programmers work together, and the way that money moves all over the world.  See the full list of the 100 people transforming business here.  Technology is changing the world.  That rapid change has created tremendous demand for tools that can help the world keep pace with the rapid rate of...
Tags: Google, Microsoft, Trends, Silicon Valley, John, Anil Dash, Salesforce, Warby Parker, Fog Creek Software, Dash, Marc Benioff, Block, Patrick, Collison, John Collison, Keith Block


Patrick Collison Joins Long Now Board

We are pleased to welcome Patrick Collison to the Long Now board. Collison is the CEO and co-founder of Stripe, a technology company that builds economic infrastructure for the internet. Collison has been in Long Now’s orbit for several years. In 02017, Stripe began sponsoring the Long Now Seminars and Conversations at The Interval. “I’ve admired the Long Now for many years, and am honored to contribute even a small part to its advancement of long-term thinking,” Collison said. Below is...
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Thunder retire No. 4 jersey of stalwart Collison

The Thunder retired Nick Collison's No. 4 on Wednesday night, making his jersey the first to grace the rafters in Oklahoma City.
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Oklahoma City Thunder retire Nick Collison’s No. 4 jersey

OKLAHOMA CITY (AP) — Nick Collison’s No. 4 jersey was retired by the Oklahoma City Thunder during a ceremony before their game against the Toronto Raptors on Wednesday night. It’s the first number the Thunder have retired since the franchise moved to Oklahoma City in 2008. The Seattle SuperSonics drafted Collison out of Kansas in […]
Tags: News, Sports, Oklahoma City Thunder, Ap, Kansas, Toronto Raptors, Oklahoma City, Collison, Seattle SuperSonics, Nick Collison


Injured Collison to miss 1st game after 71 starts for Pacers

LOS ANGELES (AP) — Darren Collision will miss his first game of the season for the Indiana Pacers because of a right quad contusion. The guard had started all 71 games until sitting out Tuesday night against the Clippers in Los Angeles. Cory Joseph was to start in his place. Pacers coach Nate McMillan says […]
Tags: News, Sports, Los Angeles, Ap, Darren Collision, Indiana Pacers, Clippers, Cory Joseph, Pacers, Collison, Nate McMillan


Pacers end losing streak by holding off Knicks’ late charge

INDIANAPOLIS (AP) — Bojan Bogdanovic scored 24 points and Darren Collison made two free throws 19.5 seconds left to help the Indiana Pacers slip past the New York Knicks 103-98 on Tuesday night. Indiana snapped its two-game losing streak and remained tied with Philadelphia for the No. 3 spot in the Eastern Conference. Collison finished […]
Tags: News, Sports, Indiana, Indianapolis, Ap, Philadelphia, Darren Collison, Indiana Pacers, New York Knicks, Knicks, Collison, Bojan Bogdanovic


Short-handed Clippers can’t keep up with Bojan Bogdanovic, Pacers

The Clippers’ Lou Williams (23) goes to the basket against Indiana Pacers’ Cory Joseph (6) during the first half of an NBA basketball game Thursday, Feb. 7, 2019, in Indianapolis. (AP Photo/Darron Cummings) The Pacers’ Edmond Sumner shoots evades the reach of the Clippers’ Johnathan Motley as he shoots during the second half of Thursday’s game in Indianapolis. Indiana won 116-92. (AP Photo/Darron Cummings) Sound The gallery will resume in seconds The Clippers’ Montrezl Harrell s...
Tags: Boston, Sports, Sport, Indiana, Indianapolis, Soccer, Nba, Lebron James, Anthony Davis, Darren Collison, Indiana Pacers, Young, Los Angeles Clippers, Lakers, Myles Turner, Tyreke Evans


Globalization Helped Make Stripe a $23 Billion Company. Here’s What Comes Next

“There are more headwinds to global economic integration than there were any time in the past 20 years,” Collison said. Stripe builds software and payment infrastructure that helps businesses accept money online and across borders. Part of the wager investors have made on Stripe is that it can keep getting a piece of more transactions and in more places.
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Collison lifts Pacers over Pelicans, 109-107

Darren Collison highlighted a 22-point performance with several clutch shots down the stretch, and the Indiana Pacers held on for a 109-107 victory over the depleted New Orleans Pelicans            [Author: AP]
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Collison lifts Pacers over Pelicans, 109-107

NEW ORLEANS (AP) — Darren Collison capped a 22-point performance with a 3-pointer, a 20-foot jumper with the shot clock winding down and a free throw during the final two minutes as the Indiana Pacers held off the depleted New Orleans Pelicans 109-107 on Monday night. Domantas Sabonis had 16 points and 13 rebounds, and […]
Tags: News, Sports, Ap, New Orleans, Darren Collison, Indiana Pacers, Pacers, Collison, Domantas Sabonis


Durant to make special OKC trip to honor Collison

Kevin Durant will make an unexpected return to Oklahoma City to attend the Thunder's jersey retirement ceremony for Nick Collison.
Tags: Sport, Nba, Oklahoma City, Kevin Durant, OKC, Durant, Collison


Collingham fire: Funerals for Collison family held in Newark

Justine Collison and her two children died in a fire at their home in Nottinghamshire in December.
Tags: UK, News, Nottinghamshire, Newark, Collison, Justine Collison


Pacers keep rolling with 120-95 victory over Hornets

INDIANAPOLIS (AP) — Darren Collison threw the early scoring punches. Victor Oladipo delivered the decisive second-half flurry. Together, the Indiana Pacers’ starting guards were a knockout combination. Oladipo scored 16 of his 21 points in the second half, Collison finished with 19 points and nine assists and surging Indiana pulled away from the Charlotte Hornets […]
Tags: News, Sports, Indiana, Indianapolis, Ap, Darren Collison, Charlotte Hornets, Indiana Pacers, Hornets, Victor Oladipo, Oladipo, Collison


Collison's No. 4 to be 1st number retired by OKC

Nick Collison's No. 4 will be the first number retired by Oklahoma City. The Thunder announced Saturday they'll retire Collison's jersey in a ceremony on March 20.
Tags: Sport, Nba, OKC, Collison, Nick Collison, Oklahoma City The Thunder


This first-time CEO has a 100% approval rating on Glassdoor and her company just made its first acquisition

Front is a shared inbox product that works just like email and is used by companies like Stripe, Shopify, and Dropbox to manage conversations with customers.  On Tuesday, Front announced it will further its mission to make work more enjoyable by acquiring the calendar software startup, Meetingbird.  The acquisition is the company's first and represents a big milestone for first-time CEO Mathilde Collin who co-founded Front in Paris, France in 2013.  Front has raised over $79 million in hopes o...
Tags: Google, US, San Francisco, Trends, Paris, Sequoia Capital, Khosla, Front, Paris France, Collin, Collison, Patrick Collison, Meetingbird, Mathilde Collin, Zendesk Mathilde Collin, Zendesk On Tuesday Front


Tech billionaires Marc Benioff and Jack Dorsey are clashing over a key law that could seriously impact the San Francisco homelessness crisis (CRM, TWTR, SQ)

A San Francisco city measure, which is up for vote in November, has caused a stir among tech elite. Prop C would tax the largest businesses in the city in order to fund homelessness services. It's estimated to bring in between $250 million and $300 million in revenue annually. Salesforce CEO Marc Benioff is a strong proponent of the measure. Twitter CEO Jack Dorsey took to his social network on Friday to oppose Benioff's support, though Benioff was quick to respond. Several of San Francisco'...
Tags: London, California, San Francisco, Trends, Jack Dorsey, Marc Benioff, Dorsey, Scott Wiener, Market Street, Collison, Marc, Benioff, Patrick Collison, San Francisco Controller s Office, Jack Marc


Stripe, one of Silicon Valley's hottest startups, just raised a $245 million monster round — making it a $20 billion company

Online payments company Stripe has raised $245 million at a $20 billion valuation.  Stripe President John Collison says that the company is seeing a ton of growth from internet businesses expanding into the real world, like Stripe customer Warby Parker.  The money will go toward product development, international expansion, and building out its payments network. Collison says that there are no plans for an IPO any time soon. Stripe, the online payments company with customers including Target,...
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