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How this startup launched its long-time internal tool for hosting better meetings into a new product that makes you feel like you're in a real office

Signalwire, which makes APIs and open source software for online communication, is releasing a new video conferencing platform that's meant to replicate an office environment in a virtual setting.  Cantina runs in a browser and gives users the option to end-to-end encrypt meetings. It also has standing meeting rooms people can pop into to recreate the feeling of being in an office.  Signalwire cofounders Anthony Minessale and Sean Heiney originally built it as an internal tool and released it ...
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16 top tech leaders who came to the US from around the world explain their forceful opposition to Trump's freeze on immigrant work visas: 'It's only going to make America less competitive'

President Trump's decision to suspend key immigrant work visas has been severely criticized by many in the US tech industry, which has long relied on foreign talent. Venture capitalists, founders, and CEOs who are immigrants themselves shared their frustrations with the Trump order with Business Insider. One of them, Togo-born F5 Networks CEO Francois Lo coh Donou, who grew up in France, told Business Insider that the executive order "sends the signal to highly-skilled immigrants around the wo...
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These are 14 of the top startups challenging Microsoft Office's dominance in productivity and collaboration software, according to experts

Productivity and collaboration apps that enable remote work are seeing huge demand right now and while Microsoft still largely dominates the workplace, there are many newer apps trying to reinvent pieces of the productivity suite.  Companies like Notion are rethinking how document sharing and collaboration should work, Airtable is rethinking what spreadsheets are used for, and Front is reimagining how coworkers should use email.  Business Insider spoke to venture capitalists and analysts to co...
Tags: Google, Microsoft, Trends, Research, Microsoft Office, Silicon Valley, Andreessen Horowitz, Canva, Mary Meeker, Greylock, Accel, Trinity Ventures, Index Ventures, Business Insider, Jay Simons, Figma


14 startups that are reinventing work and taking on Microsoft Office suite, according to experts

Productivity and collaboration apps that enable remote work are seeing huge demand right now and while Microsoft still largely dominates the workplace, there are many newer apps trying to reinvent pieces of the productivity suite.  Companies like Notion are rethinking how document sharing and collaboration should work, Airtable is rethinking what spreadsheets are used for, and Front is reimagining how coworkers should use email.  Business Insider spoke to venture capitalists and analysts to co...
Tags: Google, Microsoft, Trends, Research, Silicon Valley, Andreessen Horowitz, Canva, Mary Meeker, Greylock, Accel, Trinity Ventures, Index Ventures, Business Insider, Jay Simons, Figma, Miró


14 productivity and collaboration startups that are taking on the Microsoft Office suite and reinventing how people work, according to experts

Productivity and collaboration apps that enable remote work are seeing huge demand right now and while Microsoft still largely dominates the workplace, there are many newer apps trying to reinvent pieces of the productivity suite.  Companies like Notion are rethinking how document sharing and collaboration should work, Airtable is rethinking what spreadsheets are used for, and Front is reimagining how coworkers should use email.  Business Insider spoke to venture capitalists and analysts to co...
Tags: Google, Microsoft, Trends, Research, Silicon Valley, Andreessen Horowitz, Canva, Mary Meeker, Greylock, Accel, Trinity Ventures, Index Ventures, Business Insider, Jay Simons, Figma, Miró


Jeff Bezos' net worth just hit an all-time high. Here's how the richest person in the world makes and spends his $171 billion fortune.

Jeff Bezos, the wealthiest person alive, is now richer than he's ever been. Bezos pledged to spend $10 billion to fight climate change in February and promised $100 million to food banks in April. As Amazon's founder and CEO, Bezos was the first person in modern history to accumulate a fortune of over $100 billion — and he currently has a net worth of $171.6  billion, Bloomberg estimates. He spends his fortune on real estate across the US, a $65 million Gulfstream Jet, and his space exploratio...
Tags: Google, Amazon, Post, Elon Musk, Yahoo, La, US, America, Trends, Tesla, Bloomberg, Nasa, Earth, Washington Dc, Bill Gates, Beverly Hills


Jeff Bezos’ wealth soars to $171.6 billion, topping pre-divorce record

By Berber Jin and Jack Witzig, Bloomberg Jeff Bezos’s net worth has smashed through its previous peak, even after he relinquished a quarter of his stake in Amazon.com Inc. as part of a divorce settlement last year. Shares of the Seattle-based retailer surged 4.4% to a record $2,878.70 Wednesday, boosting the founder’s world-leading fortune to $171.6 billion. That tops his previous high of $167.7 billion, set on Sept. 4, 2018, according to the Bloomberg Billionaires Index. His gains — $56.7 billi...
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Zoom misses its own deadline to publish its first transparency report

How many government demands for user data has Zoom received? We won’t know until “later this year,” an updated Zoom blog post now says. The video conferencing giant previously said it would release the number of government demands it has received by June 30. But the company said it’s missed that target and has given no firm new date for releasing the figures. It comes amid heightened scrutiny of the service after a number of security issues and privacy concerns came to light following a massi...
Tags: Security, Apps, Hong Kong, Business, Politics, Privacy, China, Articles, Tech, Spokesperson, Video Conferencing, Transparency Report, Zoom, Tiananmen Square, Eric Yuan, E-government


Kat Schneider quit her VC gig while pregnant so she could launch a vitamin brand for the Instagram generation. Now her $125 million startup, Ritual, is facing its biggest test.

On Tuesday, female-focused vitamin startup Ritual announced that it was launching a men's daily multivitamin in its latest attempt to upend the $123 billion vitamins and supplements market. Founder and CEO Katerina Schneider told Business Insider that the company is also planning to expand into supplements for children and teenagers, a major evolution for the five-year old startup, last valued at $125 million. Trained in applied mathematics and economics at Brown University, Schneider started ...
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Zoom just hired a new security chief. Meet Zoom's 12 power players helping CEO Eric Yuan navigate the product's skyrocketing growth (ZM)

We've identified 12 executives that are leading Zoom behind the scenes and helping CEO Eric Yuan tackle its newfound popularity and future. Zoom has seen massive growth over the last few months, reporting 169% revenue growth in the first quarter, and although usage peaked at 300 million free and paid meeting participants in April, its still seeing higher-than-normal levels of usage. Along with its new popularity, Zoom has faced several privacy and security issues that prompted it to launch a 9...
Tags: Microsoft, China, Trends, Cisco, Department Of Defense, Salesforce, Yuan, Oldham, Vmware, Keybase, Zoom, Lee, PHOENIX Arizona, Pepsi, Bawa, Jason Lee


Codefresh just raised $27 million to help developers release code faster for apps that run on the Google-born cloud computing project Kubernetes

On Monday, the startup Codefresh announced a $27 million funding round led by Red Dot Capital Partners, with participation from Shasta Ventures and other existing investors. Codefresh builds a continuous integration and continuous delivery platform, meaning it helps developers release code faster and more often. Codefresh is specially built for cloud software like Kubernetes, a popular open source cloud computing project created at Google. Visit Business Insider's homepage for more stories. E...
Tags: Google, Amazon, Microsoft, Israel, Trends, Hp, Mercury, Kubernetes, Shasta Ventures, Bessemer, Openshift, Roth, Jenkins, Mountain View California, WebEx, Eric Yuan


Startups Weekly: US visa freeze is latest reason to build remote-first

Editor’s note: Get this free weekly recap of TechCrunch news that any startup can use by email every Saturday morning (7am PT). Subscribe here. While the US tech industry relentlessly tries to do business with the rest of the world, this week it became further embroiled in national politics. High-skill immigration visas have been suspended until the end of the year by the Trump administration, precluding thousands of present and future startup employees and founders from coming to the US and bui...
Tags: Apple, Startups, TC, New York, Supreme Court, China, Ipo, New York City, US, Tech, Silicon Valley, Robinhood, Anthony, Anthony Ha, Gdpr, Alex Wilhelm


Zoom founder and CEO Eric Yuan will speak at Disrupt 2020

The coronavirus pandemic has bruised and battered many technology startups, but it has also boosted a small few. One such company is Zoom, which has shouldered the task of keeping us connected to one another in the midst of remote work and social distancing. So, of course, we’re absolutely thrilled to have the chance to chat with Zoom founder and CEO Eric Yuan at Disrupt 2020 online. Yuan moved to Silicon Valley in 1997 after being rejected for a work visa nine times. He got a job at WebEx...
Tags: Google, Startups, TC, Enterprise, Tech, Cisco, Silicon Valley, Yuan, Zoom, WebEx, Eric Yuan, Disrupt 2020, Emergence Horizon Ventures, Digital Pro Passes


10 things in tech you need to know today

Good morning! This is the tech news you need to know this Thursday. The Justice Department proposed a measure that would roll back protections for internet companies such as Facebook and Twitter. The proposal would weaken Section 230, the law that protects internet companies from being held liable for other people's posts on their platforms as long as they make a good faith effort to remove illegal content. Twitter announced it will let users tweet 140 second voice clips. Voice tweets are inte...
Tags: Apple, Amazon, Facebook, Mark Zuckerberg, Twitter, Microsoft, Congress, China, US, San Francisco, Trends, Tim Cook, Nintendo, DEA, Jeff Bezos, Justice Department


Zoom to offer end-to-end encryption to all users from July

Zoom will offer end-to-end encryption to all its users, paid and free, around the globe as an advanced add-on, the company announced on June 17. The company will introduce an early beta version of end-to-end encryption in July 2020. The company has released the second version of its white paper on end-to-end encryption for public feedback. Zoom had released the first white paper for consultation on May 22. This announcement comes a fortnight after CEO Eric Yuan faced significant flack for saying...
Tags: Travel, News, China, Encryption, End-to-end Encryption, Fbi, Zoom, AES, Eric Yuan


Zoom U-turns on no e2e encryption for free users

In a major security U-turn, videoconferencing platform Zoom has said it will, after all, offer end-to-end encryption to all users — including those who do not pay to use its service. The caveat is that free users must provide certain “additional” pieces of information for verification purposes (such as a phone number where they can respond to a verification link) before being allowed to use e2e encryption — which Zoom says is a necessary check so it can “prevent and fight abuse” on its platfo...
Tags: Security, Apps, Privacy, America, Tech, Bloomberg, Encryption, Cryptography, End-to-end Encryption, Law Enforcement, Green, Video Conferencing, Data Security, Zoom, Matthew Green, AES


Zoom now plans to offer end-to-end encryption to free users, not just paying customers (ZM)

Zoom now says it plans to offer end-to-end encryption to all users — free and paid. Zoom's previous plan to only offer it to paying customers was met with backlash, especially after CEO Eric Yuan said that not giving it to free users was intended to assist law enforcement in tracking bad actors using the app. Zoom says that while all users will be able to opt-in for end-to-end encryption, free users will have to take some additional steps to enable it, including verifying their phone number. V...
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Mozilla, EFF, 19,000 Citizens Urge Zoom To Reverse End-to-End Encryption Decision

Mozilla, Electronic Frontier Foundation (EFF), and more than 19,000 internet users today urged Zoom CEO Eric Yuan to reverse his decision to deny end-to-end encryption to users of its free service end-to-end encryption, saying it puts activists and other marginalized groups at risk. Earlier this month, Zoom announced it will offer end-to-end encryption, but only to those who pay. From a statement: The pressure to reverse the decision comes as racial justice activists are using tools like Zoom to...
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Zoom's crackdown on Chinese dissidents shows the price tech companies pay to operate in authoritarian countries (ZM)

Zoom on Thursday admitted that it closed user accounts and meetings meant to commemorate the Tiananmen Square massacre, after being asked by the Chinese government. It announced a new policy, to continue to enforce bans requested by China, but only for users physically inside the country, as opposed to earlier bans which had affected people elsewhere. Tech companies, like Facebook and Google, have long complied with authoritarian governments' requests to take down politically sensitive content...
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Zoom says it took down US-based protesters' accounts at China's behest and promises not to enforce similar censorship requests

Zoom said on Thursday it deactivated the accounts of multiple US-based human rights activists at the request of the Chinese government. Zoom said it blocked the hosts' user accounts because it doesn't have the functionality to block individual accounts by location. It promised going forward it will "not allow requests from the Chinese government to impact anyone outside of mainland China." Visit Business Insider's homepage for more stories. Zoom has admitted it blocked the accounts of Chinese...
Tags: China, US, Trends, Republican, Zoom, Tiananmen Square, Zhou, Hawley, Josh Hawley, Axios, Eric Yuan, Zhou Fengsuo, Initially Zoom, Tiananmen Square Zoom, China s Communist Party, ByteDance Reports


Zoom discloses it took down US-based activists' accounts at China's behest, says it won't enforce similar censorship requests going forward

Zoom disclosed on Thursday that it had deactivated the accounts of several US-based human-rights activists at the request of the Chinese government. Zoom said it blocked the hosts' user accounts because it didn't have the functionality to block individual accounts by location. It said going forward it would "not allow requests from the Chinese government to impact anyone outside of mainland China." Visit Business Insider's homepage for more stories. The popular video-chat service Zoom said on...
Tags: China, US, Trends, Zoom, Tiananmen Square, Zhou, Hawley, Axios, Eric Yuan, Sen Josh Hawley, Zhou Fengsuo, Tiananmen Square Zoom, China s Communist Party, ByteDance Reports, ByteDance Zoom


Zoom admits it took down US-based protesters' accounts at China's behest and promises not to enforce similar censorship requests

Zoom said on Thursday it deactivated the accounts of multiple US-based human rights activists at the request of the Chinese government. Zoom said it blocked the hosts' user accounts because it doesn't have the functionality to block individual accounts by location. It promised going forward it will "not allow requests from the Chinese government to impact anyone outside of mainland China." Visit Business Insider's homepage for more stories. Zoom has admitted it blocked the accounts of Chinese...
Tags: China, US, Trends, Republican, Zoom, Tiananmen Square, Zhou, Hawley, Josh Hawley, Axios, Eric Yuan, Zhou Fengsuo, Initially Zoom, Tiananmen Square Zoom, China s Communist Party, ByteDance Reports


Here's a survivor's guide for startups weathering their first major recession, according to an expert who's been counseling young companies since the COVID-19 crisis erupted in March

Many startups are now navigating their first official recession in the United States after a historically strong market globally. Brian Patterson, a partner at Silicon Valley law firm Gunderson Dettmer, told Business Insider that he's been helping startups sort out their finances and extend existing funding since the coronavirus pandemic shut down the California Bay Area in March. Patterson said that the uncertainty rippling through public markets has materialized in private markets, which has...
Tags: Trends, United States, Silicon Valley, Patterson, Steph Curry, Bay Area, California Bay Area, Gunderson Dettmer, Eric Yuan, Brian Patterson


Here's the pitch deck Slack challenger Spike used to persuade Zoom's billionaire CEO Eric Yuan to invest

Workplace communications startup Spike has raised $8 million in a funding round backed by Insight Partners, Wix, and Zoom CEO Eric Yuan.  The Tel Aviv-based firm promises to combine the best features of email, Slack, Zoom, and Google Docs in a single platform.  CEO Dvir Ben-Aroya told Business Insider the firm had seen a surge in demand as COVID-19 forced millions to work from home.  We got an exclusive look at the pitch deck Spike used to bring on Yuan, Insight Partners, and Wix.  Visit Busin...
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Zoom CEO Eric Yuan invested in Slack challenger Spike after seeing this pitch deck

Workplace communications startup Spike has raised $8 million in a funding round backed by Insight Partners, Wix, and Zoom CEO Eric Yuan.  The Tel Aviv-based firm promises to combine the best features of email, Slack, Zoom, and Google Docs in a single platform.  CEO Dvir Ben-Aroya told Business Insider the firm had seen a surge in demand as COVID-19 forced millions to work from home.  We got an exclusive look at the pitch deck Spike used to bring on Yuan, Insight Partners, and Wix.  Visit Busin...
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Slack challenger Spike just raised $8 million in a funding round backed by Zoom CEO Eric Yuan and Insight Partners

Workplace communications startup Spike has raised $8 million in a funding round backed by Insight Partners, Wix, and Zoom CEO Eric Yuan.  The Tel Aviv-based firm promises to combine the best features of email, Slack, Zoom, and Google Docs in a single platform.  CEO Dvir Ben-Aroya told Business Insider the firm had seen a surge in demand as COVID-19 forced millions to work from home.  Visit Business Insider's homepage for more stories. Spike, the workplace communications app, has raised $8 mil...
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Zoom deactivated the US-based account of a Tiananmen Square protester after an online commemorative event

Zoom deactivated the account of a Tiananmen Square protester after he organized a memorial event for the 1989 protests. Zoom said the account was deactivated to "comply with local law" but did not go into further detail. The host is US-based, but Zoom's statement suggests some attendees tuned in from China, meaning Chinese censorship laws applied. Zoom said it has now reactivated the account. Visit Business Insider's homepage for more stories. Zoom, the videoconferencing platform that's ballo...
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Many startups are navigating their first official recession. Here's how one Silicon Valley lawyer is counseling young companies to make it through a long downturn unscathed.

Many startups are now navigating their first official recession in the United States after a historically strong market globally. Brian Patterson, a partner at Silicon Valley law firm Gunderson Dettmer, told Business Insider that he's been helping startups sort out their finances and extend existing funding since the coronavirus pandemic shut down the California Bay Area in March. Patterson said that the uncertainty rippling through public markets has materialized in private markets, which has...
Tags: Trends, United States, Silicon Valley, Patterson, Steph Curry, Bay Area, California Bay Area, Gunderson Dettmer, Eric Yuan, Brian Patterson


Tech companies like Amazon, Microsoft, and Salesforce are taking a stand against systemic racism, but their work with law enforcement could contradict their stances

Tech companies have made public statements condemning systemic racism as protests seek racial justice and an end to police brutality.  But some of those same companies, including Amazon and Microsoft, provide technology to police departments, which disproportionately target Black and brown communities. "People are looking to companies for more than pretty words," one expert said. "People are looking for action at a company level. Companies need to rethink their contracts and hiring practices a...
Tags: Apple, Google, Amazon, Microsoft, Congress, Satya Nadella, US, Trends, Department Of Defense, Mit, Fbi, Aclu, Ice, CBP, Salesforce, Customs


Twitter critics spurred SF accelerator Acceleprise to commit to adding a person of color to its Friday future-of-work panel, along with a promise to do that for all future events

Acceleprise, a software startup accelerator headquartered in San Francisco, announced that it was organizing a future-of-work panel this week featuring an all-star list of panelists including Zoom CEO Eric Yuan.  The firm's announcement quickly attracted some critics on Twitter, who pointed out that no black founders, tech executives, or venture capitalists made the list of panelists.  Acceleprise responded by committing to organizing more diverse panels in the future, and upon further proddin...
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