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From Sheryl Sandberg to Ted Sarandos, here are the high-powered executives who are 2nd-in-command to some of the biggest CEOs in tech

Many CEOs at the world's most valuable tech companies rely on No. 2 executives to help them get the job done.  Some of these execs may go on to run the company one day, while others may leave for big opportunities somewhere else.  For example, top executives like Sheryl Sandberg and Ted Sarandos are second-in-command at Facebook and Netflix, respectively.  Visit Business Insider's homepage for more stories. Life at the top of the world's most valuable tech companies isn't easy. For CEOs at co...
Tags: Apple, Google, Amazon, Facebook, Mark Zuckerberg, Elon Musk, Hollywood, Shonda Rhimes, Trends, Tesla, Larry Page, Netflix, Williams, Larry Ellison, Tim Cook, Sergey Brin


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


Snapchat is testing a major redesign of its app, including breaking-news headlines and a new home for the Snap Map

Snapchat is testing a major redesign of its flagship app. According to The Verge's Casey Newton, the company is carrying out two tests rolled out to a small percentage of Snapchat's user base. The first is a test of breaking news headlines inside the app. The second is a redesign of the app's features and layout, including five screens rather than three, the relocation of its Snap Map, and the introduction of a navigation bar. "We're exploring ways to streamline navigation across Snapchat, sol...
Tags: US, Trends, Snapchat, Evan Spiegel, Louisiana, Wall Street Journal, Casey Newton, Business Insider Visit Business Insider


How Hoop hit #2 with its Tinder for Snapchat

Snapchat’s developer platform is blowing up as a gateway to teen social app users. Hoop is the latest Snap Kit blockbuster, rocketing to #2 on the overall App Store charts this month with its Tinder -esque swiping interface for discovering people and asking to message with them over Snapchat. Within a week of going viral, unfunded French startup Dazz saw Hoop score 2.5 million downloads. The fact that such a dumbfoundingly simple and already ubiquitous style of app was able to climb the charts...
Tags: Apple, Amazon, Social, Startups, TC, Mobile, Facebook, Apps, Developer, Tinder, France, Tech, Snapchat, Dating, Evan Spiegel, App Store


Snapchat hits 218M users but big Q4 losses sink share price

Snapchat still isn’t profitable nearly two years after its IPO. In Q4 2019, Snap lost $241 million on 560.8 million in revenue that’s up 44% year-over-year and an EPS of $0.03. That comes from adding 8 million daily users to reach a total of 218, up 3.8% this quarter from 210 million and 17% year-over-year. The big problem was a one-time $100 million legal settlement that pushed it to lose $49 million more in Q4 2019 than Q4 2018. That comes from a shareholders lawsuit claiming Snap didn’t adequ...
Tags: TC, Facebook, India, Tech, Snapchat, Evan Spiegel, FactSet, Snapchat Stories to Instagram Stories Snapchat


Snap shares drop more than 10% after it misses revenue expectations (SNAP)

  Snapchat parent company Snap reported its fourth-quarter results Tuesday. The company fell short of Wall Street's expectations with $561 million in revenue, but posted earnings of $0.03 a share, well above the $0.01 projected by analysts. Snap grew its platform to 218 million daily active users in the fourth quarter, its fourth consecutive quarter adding new users. After a tough 2018, Snapchat staged a comeback last year, but continues to face tough competition from Facebook, Instagram, TikT...
Tags: Facebook, Instagram, Trends, Snapchat, SEC, Evan Spiegel, Louisiana, Snap, EBITDA, EPS, Snap Inc, Facebook Instagram TikTok


Snapchat User Growth Accelerates in Q4, Total Revenue Up 44% But Misses Expectations

Snap said Snapchat gained a net 8 million new daily active users in the fourth quarter of 2019, but revenue was lighter than Wall Street expected — sending the stock down in after-hours trading. The social media and messaging app stood at 218 million daily active users, or DAUs, as of the end of last […]
Tags: News, Snapchat, Evan Spiegel, Snap


5 Top Tech Entrepreneurs You Must Follow

Everyone wants to be an entrepreneur nowadays. People get motivated by the stories of some of the successful entrepreneurs who have become millionaires with their unique ideas. Unfortunately, it is not easy to do so. Some of today’s successful entrepreneurs are fortunate enough to come from wealthy and influential families. Others, however, need to put in a lot of hard work and determination before they can be successful. Below are the top tech entrepreneurs who worked really hard to get to wher...
Tags: Google, Facebook, Technology, Yahoo, China, Time, Entrepreneur, Snapchat, Tencent, Reddit, Virgin Group, Richard Branson, Alexis Ohanian, Evan Spiegel, Aaron Swartz, Lifehacks


Jeff Bezos gave Saudi Crown Prince his number at a Hollywood dinner also attended by Kobe Bryant, Disney CEO Bob Iger, and Patriots owner Robert Kraft

Saudi Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman and Jeff Bezos exchanged phone numbers at an April 2018 party in Hollywood, surrounded by other celebrities and CEOs. Also in attendance at the party were Kobe Bryant, Patriots owner Robert Kraft, Disney CEO Bob Iger, Snapchat CEO Evan Spiegel, Vice co-founder Shane Smith, and former Trump aide Dina Powell, among others. A UN report published Wednesday alleges that Bezos was hacked by Mohammed months after they exchanged phone numbers. A 2018 Vanity Fair ...
Tags: Hollywood, US, Trends, Nba, Un, Evan Spiegel, Jeff Bezos, Shane Smith, Vanity Fair, Mohammed, Brian Grazer, Patriots, Trump, Bezos, Mohammed bin Salman, William Morris Endeavor


10 things in tech you need to know today

Good morning! This is the tech news you need to know this Tuesday. Samsung appointed a new mobile boss as it faces 'peak smartphone' and competition from all sides. Roh Tae-moon, who's been at Samsung since the late 1990s, previously served as head of research for the firm's mobile business. Uber Eats has agreed to sell its Indian business to a local rival called Zomato, the New York Times reports. All Uber Eats' drivers in India will be switched over to Zomato, and its app will direct users t...
Tags: Apple, Google, Amazon, Facebook, UK, Cook, Instagram, Microsoft, Obama, China, India, US, Samsung, Trends, Tesla, Bloomberg


Snap founder says TikTok could dethrone Instagram

Evan Spiegel knows a thing or two about the social space. For eight years, his startup, Snapchat, has been chasing giants in this space. And now he thinks a new competitor, TikTok, the short-form video app, has the potential to dethrone Instagram as the world’s third-largest social application — if you aren’t including chat platforms like Messenger, WhatsApp, or WeChat. During a fireside chat yesterday, at Digital Life Design (DLD), Spiegel responded to an audience member question about his opin...
Tags: Startups, Instagram, Social Media, Evan Spiegel, SPIEGEL, Tiktok, Digital Life Design DLD Spiegel


Snap CEO Evan Spiegel made a bold call that TikTok could become bigger than Instagram because it focuses on talent and not likes

Snap CEO Evan Spiegel told the DLD conference in Germany on Sunday that short-form video app TikTok has an edge over Instagram because its content is driven by "talent" rather than a quest for social status. Consequently he said the app could grow faster and become bigger than Instagram, which dominates social media apps along with Facebook. Instagram has been trying to move away from its reputation of being a shallow, status-oriented platform, enforcing changes like removing public like coun...
Tags: Facebook, Instagram, Germany, Trends, Munich, Evan Spiegel, Louisiana, Facebook Instagram, SPIEGEL, Facebook Snapchat, Adam Mosseri, Snapchat Spiegel, Tiktok, DLD, Snapchat Evan Spiegel, Lasso Spiegel


10 things in tech you need to know today

Good morning! This is the tech news you need to know this Monday. A startup company took billions of photos from Facebook and other websites to create a facial-recognition database, and hundreds of law-enforcement agencies are using it. Clearview AI, a facial-recognition startup that scraped social media for images, has been adopted by at least 600 law-enforcement agencies, according to a New York Times report. Snap CEO Evan Spiegel said at a conference on Sunday that he thinks TikTok could su...
Tags: Apple, Google, Facebook, Spotify, Spacex, Elon Musk, Instagram, Wikipedia, Israel, Trends, Bloomberg, Nasa, Netflix, Munich, Xi Jinping, New York Times


Snap CEO Evan Spiegel sold $50 million of company stock

Snap CEO Evan Spiegel sold $50 million of Snap stock on Monday. The SEC filing for the the transaction carried a note that Spiegel followed a trading plan designed to allow sellers to avoid accusations of insider trading. Snap had a comeback in 2019 following a harrowing 2018. Visit Business Insider's homepage for more stories. An SEC filing has revealed that Snap CEO Evan Spiegel just dumped $50 million worth of company stock. Filed on Monday, the SEC filing shows Spiegel sold 2,780,670 shar...
Tags: Pinterest, US, Trends, SEC, Goldman Sachs, Evan Spiegel, Miranda Kerr, Emarketer, Forbes, Snap, SPIEGEL


From Priscilla Chan to Melinda Gates, these are the spouses of some of the most powerful people in tech

Most of tech's most powerful CEOs are married.  Not everyone is coupled up — Elon Musk and Jeff Bezos have girlfriends, while Jack Dorsey and Tim Cook appear to be single.  But for those who are married, many of them have been with their spouses for years or even decades.  Here's a look at the lives of the spouses of tech's biggest CEOs.  Visit Business Insider's homepage for more stories. It takes a special type of person to become the partner of a high-powered tech executive: From long week...
Tags: Apple, Google, Amazon, Facebook, Mark Zuckerberg, Hong Kong, Elon Musk, New York, Instagram, Microsoft, Steve Jobs, Stanford, India, Satya Nadella, New York City, Disney


14 celebrities who limit their children's screen time and tech use

How much screen time to allow for children is one of the biggest debates of modern parenting. Some famous figures, like Bill Gates, raised their children mostly tech-free.  Other celebrities, like Jennifer Lopez and Angelina Jolie, strictly limit their children's screen time throughout the week.  Here is how 14 famous people limit their children's exposure to technology. Visit Business Insider's homepage for more stories. How much screen time to allow for children is one of the biggest debat...
Tags: Facebook, Mark Zuckerberg, London, Instagram, Microsoft, Obama, White House, Trends, Cisco, Netflix, Williams, New York Times, Bill Gates, David Beckham, Reddit, Michelle Obama


10 things in tech you need to know today

Good morning! This is the tech news you need to know this Wednesday. Google fired an engineer who built a tool that notified employees of their labor rights. Kathryn Spiers is the fifth employee this month to accuse the company of illegal retaliation. Amazon has helped protect some vendors from Trump's tariffs on Chinese products by paying them up to 25% more for the goods it resells. Analysts say last week's trade agreement could have a positive financial impact on Amazon's margins. Vladimir ...
Tags: Apple, Google, Amazon, Facebook, Mark Zuckerberg, Twitter, Putin, Vladimir Putin, Saudi Arabia, China, Trends, Atlanta, Bloomberg, Evan Spiegel, Wall Street Journal, Alexa


Before and after photos show how dramatically 14 world-famous CEOs changed since they started the job

Many of America's longtime top CEOs have held their positions for years. They've weathered their companies going public, internal turmoil, and public scandals. Tech execs like Facebook's Mark Zuckerberg and Amazon's Jeff Bezos were once fresh faces on the scene. Now, they've crafted themselves into multibillionaires while growing their businesses into worldwide success stories.  Take a look at how dramatically these longtime top execs have changed since they've started the job. Visit Business ...
Tags: Apple, Google, Amazon, Facebook, Mark Zuckerberg, Twitter, Spacex, Cook, Microsoft, Congress, Steve Jobs, John Sculley, Ebay, Ipo, Satya Nadella, Africa


Billionaires of the 2010s: From Facebook execs to heiresses, here's a look at some of the biggest names to join the 3-comma club in the past decade

The world's billionaire population has more than doubled over the past decade, Forbes' 2010 and 2019 Billionaires lists show. The wealthiest woman in the world, Francoise Bettencourt Meyers, only joined the three-comma club in 2018, Business Insider previously reported. Not everyone who became a billionaire in the past decade stayed one, however. Business Insider rounded up some of the biggest names to become billionaires in every year over the past decade. Visit Business Insider's homepage fo...
Tags: Apple, Facebook, South Korea, Spacex, Elon Musk, Instagram, Softbank, Disney, US, Memphis Grizzlies, Trends, Tesla, Snapchat, Paris, Bill Gates, Nba


I brought Snapchat's new $380 smart glasses on a trip to London, and their biggest selling point was a major letdown (SNAP)

Snapchat has released the newest iteration of its smart sunglasses, called Spectacles 3, designed to let you record pictures and videos from a first-person point of view. The new model is equipped with two high-res cameras to better capture depth and dimension, which allow for the introduction of 3D filters and effects. However, these 3D effects — Snapchat's major selling point — are subpar, don't enhance the Spectacles experience, and can only be added later in the Snapchat app after you're ...
Tags: London, Trends, Snapchat, Evan Spiegel, Morris, Lauryn Morris, USB C Snapchat, Cheddar Morris Spectacles


Caroline Spiegel, the sister of Snap CEO Evan Spiegel, is taking on sites like PornHub with the launch of her new audio porn site

Snap CEO Evan Spiegel has a sister named Caroline who is also in the tech industry. Caroline Spiegel launched a startup earlier this year called Quinn, a " much less gross, more fun PornHub for women," she told TechCrunch in March. However, Quinn has since rebranded after discovering that more than just women were enjoying the site's audio and written porn, but "they just hadn't felt they could ask for it." Visit Business Insider's homepage for more stories. There's a new startup that's ente...
Tags: Apple, Stanford, US, Los Angeles, Trends, Evan Spiegel, Quinn, East Coast, Stanford University, Elizabeth Holmes, Caroline, SPIEGEL, Caroline Spiegel, Silicon Valley Caroline Spiegel, PitchBook Spiegel, Brooklyn Quinn


Snap CEO Evan Spiegel says that Snapchat fact-checks political ads: 'We don't allow things like misinformation to appear in that advertising' (SNAP, FB, TWIT, GOOG, GOOGL)

In an interview with , Snap CEO Evan Spiegel said all ads on Snapchat — including political ads — are subject to fact-checking and review.  Snap's policy puts it somewhere between Facebook, which doesn't fact-check political ads, and Twitter, which has , in the heated debate over what role social media platforms should play in moderating paid political speech. Spiegel told CNBC that Snap wants to create a space for its younger user base to "engage with the political conversation" without mi...
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Snapchat founder's sister launches audio erotica site

Caroline Spiegel isn't afraid to talk about sex.The 22 year-old entrepreneur and younger sister of Snap Inc. founder Evan Spiegel, has founded a startup called Quinn, a website for audio erotica.Spiegel hopes Quinn, which is launching... [Author: [email protected]]
Tags: Business, Evan Spiegel, Quinn, SPIEGEL, Snap Inc, Caroline Spiegel


Evan Spiegel doesn't regret the Snapchat redesign that tanked Snap's stock and pushed Kylie Jenner to quit

Snap CEO Evan Spiegel gave an interview to The Wall Street Journal in which he said Snapchat's 2018 redesign had proved beneficial to the company. The redesign provoked huge backlash from users when it first rolled out, and caused Kylie Jenner to tweet that she didn't open the app any more — sending Snap's stock spiralling. Spiegel said the redesign resulted in higher engagement with professionally made "premium" content. Visit Business Insider's homepage for more stories. Snap CEO Evan Spieg...
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10 things in tech you need to know today

Good morning! This is the tech news you need to know this Monday. Snap CEO Evan Spiegel defended Snapchat's much-derided redesign in an interview with the Wall Street Journal. Spiegel said that the app's redesign led to a 40% engagement increase for "premium content." Airbnb says it's banning "party houses" after a shooting at a Halloween party in California killed five people. Airbnb has always banned unauthorized parties, but it plans to increase enforcement of that policy and expand manual ...
Tags: Google, Facebook, Mark Zuckerberg, Florida, Microsoft, California, Washington Post, China, US, Trends, Snapchat, Airbnb, Evan Spiegel, Louisiana, Jeff Bezos, Abc News


Facebook sees TikTok as a growing threat, but Evan Spiegel says Snapchat views it as a 'friend'

When asked if TikTok is a friend or foe to Snapchat, Snap cofounder and CEO Evan Spiegel gave a definitive answer: "Friend."  Spiegel touted successful developer and advertising partnerships between the two companies. He also said TikTok is contributing to an increase in the amount of time people are spending on mobile devices, which is good news for Snapchat. The outlook diverges from other social media giants like Facebook, who see TikTok as a rising threat. Visit Business Insider's homepage...
Tags: Apple, Facebook, Mark Zuckerberg, Instagram, Steve Jobs, Trends, Snapchat, Beijing, Evan Spiegel, SPIEGEL, Snapchat Snap, Tiktok, TikTok Facebook, India Spiegel, Snapchat Time


Always removes its Venus symbol and Nike CEO steps down: Wednesday Wake-Up Call

Welcome to Ad Age’s Wake-Up Call, our daily roundup of advertising, marketing, media and digital news. If you're reading this online or in a forwarded email, here's the link to sign up for our Wake-Up Call newsletters. You can get an audio version of this briefing on your Alexa device; sign up here. Procter & Gamble’s Always sanitary pad brand is removing the "Venus" symbol, which is widely associated with the female sex, from its packaging, the New York Times, in a “nod to transgender and...
Tags: Twitter, Instagram, Washington Post, Oregon, Advertising, Nike, New York Times, Evan Spiegel, Alberto Salazar, Central Park, Trump, Alexander, Martin, Parker, Bloomberg News, Schultz


Snapchat’s Third Quarter Brings Big Gains

A few months ago, Snapchat CEO Evan Spiegel said the key to raising his company's stock was beefing up marketing budgets while also beefing up the number of Snapchatters on the platform. And it appears the company was able to pull both things off, according to its third-quarter earnings report released today. Snapchat ended the...
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Snapchat CEO Evan Spiegel says early focus on privacy helped company

Snapchat CEO Evan Spiegel said that some of his earliest decisions at the company helped position the company in today's social media climate—like his hard line on privacy and focusing the app on the camera instead of a feed like Facebook. Spiegel offered his insights as Snapchat released its third-quarter report, in which the app showed 50 percent year-over-year growth in revenue, mostly from ad sales. Snapchat generated $446 million in the third quarter. Daily active users also rose 13 perc...
Tags: Advertising, Snapchat, Evan Spiegel, Bobby, SPIEGEL, Bobby Murphy, Gorman, Facebook Spiegel, Jeremi Gorman Snapchat


Snapchat CEO Evan Spiegel says TikTok is more friend than foe

Snapchat CEO Evan Spiegel proclaims TikTok a friend, even as industry experts say the rival app could steal the attention of teenagers. “We definitely consider them a friend,” Spiegel said Tuesday about the Chinese-based social media app that has surged to popularity in the past year, especially among Snapchat’s core audience of 13- to 24-year-olds. His comments came during an earnings call with Wall Street analysts Tuesday following release of the company’s third-quarter report. TikTok is...
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