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Google's revenue is on track to shrink for the first time ever because of the coronavirus, according to one of the internet industry's top analysts (GOOG, GOOGL)

Alphabet's biggest revenue stream is set to be hit hard by the coronavirus, with digital advertising already dropping off. Key analysts predict that the effects could be felt throughout the year, with one predicting Google's first year-over-year decline in ad revenue. It would be a more significant drop than the company experienced during the last financial crisis. Visit Business Insider's homepage for more stories. As startups get battered by the economic shockwaves of the coronavirus, tec...
Tags: Google, Facebook, Twitter, Microsoft, Youtube, Disney, Trends, Tokyo, White, Alphabet, Rbc, RBC Capital, BMO Capital Markets, Google Amazon, Cowen, Mahaney


Startups Weekly: A new era for consumer tech

TechCrunch is out hunting for bright spots in the startup world as we all come to grips with the pandemic — particularly where checks are actually being written despite everything. D2C is back to the future First up this week, we surveyed top direct-to-consumer investors, and they seemed pretty optimistic despite the struggles of some sector leaders. Here’s Lightspeed Venture Partners Nicole Quinn, for example, on investor activity versus current opportunity: I would argue it is too weak as in...
Tags: TC, Instagram, Microsoft, Tech, Alexis Ohanian, Casper, Cac, Alex, Lightspeed Venture Partners, Gitlab, Sxsw, Josh, Google Facebook, Google Amazon, Josh Constine, Connie Loizos


Tech giants should let startups defer cloud payments

Google, Amazon, and Microsoft are the landlords. Amidst the Coronavirus economic crisis, startups need a break from paying rent. They’re in a cash crunch. Revenue has stopped flowing in, capital markets like venture debt are hesitant, and startups and small-to-medium sized businessesf are at risk of either having to lay off huge numbers of employees and/or shut down. Meanwhile, the tech giants are cash rich. Their success this decade means they’re able to weather the storm for a few mon...
Tags: Google, Amazon, Microsoft, Wall Street, Tech, Netflix, Giants, Google Amazon, Michael Campbell, Silicon Valley There


IBM, Amazon, Google and Microsoft partner with White House to provide compute resources for COVID-19 research

During today’s White House coronavirus task force press conference, President Trump announced the launch of a new public/private consortium to “unleash the power of American supercomputing resources.” The members of this consortium are the White House, the Department of Energy and IBM . Other companies, including Google, Amazon and Microsoft, as well as a number of academic institutions, are also “contributing lots of different things,” the president said. While Trump’s comments were character...
Tags: Google, Amazon, TC, Microsoft, White House, Tech, Nasa, Mit, Computing, Ibm, Supercomputer, Nih, Private, Department Of Energy, Bay Area, Trump


There are 3 risks to Amazon's, Microsoft's, and Google's otherwise 'recession-proof' cloud businesses, experts warn (AMZN, MSFT, GOOG, GOOGL)

Even as markets are in turmoil due to the coronavirus pandemic, analysts says that Amazon Web Services, Microsoft Azure, and Google Cloud are "recession proof" businesses.  Still, cloud providers could face increased cybersecurity challenges and a strain on their own infrastructure. Also, deal flow could slow since salespeople can't meet with potential customers face to face. Visit Business Insider's homepage for more stories. As the coronavirus outbreak strains supply chains, slows sales, an...
Tags: Google, Amazon, Microsoft, Trends, Gartner, Forrester, Google Amazon, RBC Capital Markets, Mohan, Bartels, AMZN, Amazon Microsoft, AWS Microsoft, Ray Wang, Google Cloud, Amazon Web Services Microsoft


There are three risks to Amazon's, Microsoft's, and Google's otherwise 'recession-proof' cloud businesses, experts warn (AMZN, MSFT, GOOG, GOOGL)

Even as markets are in turmoil due to the coronavirus pandemic, analysts says that Amazon Web Services, Microsoft Azure, and Google Cloud are "recession proof" businesses.  Still, cloud providers could face increased cybersecurity challenges and a strain on their own infrastructure. Also, deal flow could slow since salespeople can't meet with potential customers face to face. Visit Business Insider's homepage for more stories. As the coronavirus outbreak strains supply chains, slows sales, an...
Tags: Google, Amazon, Microsoft, Trends, Gartner, Louisiana, Forrester, Google Amazon, RBC Capital Markets, Mohan, Bartels, AMZN, Amazon Microsoft, AWS Microsoft, Ray Wang, Google Cloud


Coronavirus Will Test How Well Companies Will Function with The Increase of Telecommuters

With the mass hysteria about the outbreak of the COVID-19 aka the Coronavirus, a lot of major companies are asking their employees to work from home in an effort to try and lessen the spread of the virus. Microsoft recently asked its employees in Silicon Valley and Seattle to work from home, as did Facebook and Google. Amazon asked its employees worldwide to stay home if they can. Even schools and universities are closing and asking students and teachers to carry on with online-courses instead ...
Tags: Work From Home, Facebook, Microsoft, Careers, Workplace Culture, Companies, Corporations, Web/Tech, Working From Home, Silicon Valley, Working, Seattle, Hiring, Lancaster, Google Amazon, Aetna


Meet the 19 insiders working to turn Amazon into an advertising juggernaut to compete against Facebook and Google

Amazon is building out an advertising business with new tools and ad formats across its website, Amazon Fire devices, and ad-supported streaming video. Business Insider identified 19 of the top execs leading the charge. They represent longtime execs and newer ones who were brought on to help marketers navigate its platform. Visit Business Insider's homepage for more stories. Amazon continues to be the advertising industry's sleeping giant. Advertising is Amazon's fastest-growing area, growing...
Tags: Google, Amazon, Facebook, Trends, Fox News, Jeff Bezos, WPP, Alexa, Amazon Fire, Omnicom, Google Amazon, Shepard Smith, Amazon Advertising, Seth Dallaire, Amanda Bloom, Colleen Aubrey


Companies are racing to compete with Google and snap up TV ad dollars. Here are 6 that could try to cash in, including Walmart and The Trade Desk.

Companies that claim to help advertisers take advantage of the shift of TV ad dollars online and new privacy laws could be attractive acquisition targets this year. Business Insider asked bankers, analysts, and consultants which companies are likely buyers of such adtech companies this year. Their choices show how big companies like Walmart and LiveRamp could be betting on acquisitions to build businesses that compete with Google and Amazon and circumvent new limits on collecting consumer data...
Tags: Google, Amazon, California, Trends, Walmart, Kantar, Vizio, Bain Capital, DSP, WPP, Comscore, Business Insider, Thompson, Kane, JMP Securities, Google Amazon


The Pentagon says it 'wishes to reconsider' the award to Microsoft of the $10 billion JEDI cloud computing contract (MSFT, AMZN)

The Pentagon on Thursday in a court filing said it "wishes to reconsider" its decision to award the $10 billion JEDI cloud computing contract to Microsoft. Microsoft's win of the JEDI deal was seen as a huge upset: Amazon Web Services was viewed as the frontrunner throughout the entire bidding process — but lost out amid what Amazon says was interference from President Donald Trump, a frequent critic of Amazon and its CEO Jeff Bezos. Amazon has challenged the decision in court, and a judge rec...
Tags: Amazon, Microsoft, Washington Post, Trends, Department Of Defense, Pentagon, Jeff Bezos, Donald Trump, Defense Department, Google Photos, Amazon Web Services, Trump, Dod, Bezos, Jedi, Google Amazon


7 tips for using Zoom, Google Meet, and other remote work apps as more companies mandate employees work from home amid coronavirus outbreak

The coronavirus outbreak that originated in China has killed 4,700 people worldwide and infected more than 127,000, according to recent totals. US companies including Google, Twitter, and Amazon have asked or ordered employees to work remotely. Two remote work experts shared tips for making video calls effective. Visit Business Insider's homepage for more stories. The worldwide death toll of the novel coronavirus disease, COVID-19, that originated in Wuhan, China, is now more than 4,700, and ...
Tags: Google, California, Washington, China, US, Trends, Who, Business Insider, Villeneuve, Google Amazon, Tehama, Wuhan China, Google Twitter and Amazon, Villenueve, On Wednesday the World Health Organization WHO, Gene Villeneuve


'Never a better time to fly': Spirit Airlines is trying to lure customers amid coronavirus, even as health officials urge lockdown to prevent spread

Spirit Airlines emailed customers today an alert on travel deals with the subject line, "Never A Better Time To Fly." This is in contrast with numerous public health experts urging folks that, indeed, it is not a good time to fly to prevent the spread of the novel coronavirus.  Shares of Spirit stock are down nearly 66% from last month. The airline industry overall bled $41 billion in market value over the month of February. Do you work for Spirit Airlines or another company that's urging cust...
Tags: Nbc, Washington Post, Nbc News, US, America, Trends, Atlanta, Connecticut, Spirit, Miami, Donald Trump, George W Bush, Centers For Disease Control And Prevention, Caribbean, Spirit Airlines, Nicole


Here are 6 companies that could be buyers of digital ad firms this year, including Walmart and The Trade Desk

Companies that claim to help advertisers take advantage of the shift of TV ad dollars online and new privacy laws could be attractive acquisition targets this year. Business Insider asked bankers, analysts, and consultants which companies are likely buyers of such adtech companies this year. Their choices show how big companies like Walmart and LiveRamp could be betting on acquisitions to build businesses that compete with Google and Amazon and circumvent new limits on collecting consumer data...
Tags: Google, Amazon, California, Trends, Walmart, Kantar, Vizio, Bain Capital, DSP, WPP, Comscore, Business Insider, Thompson, Kane, JMP Securities, Google Amazon


Advertising is Amazon's fastest-growing business and is expected to surpass $17 billion this year. Here are the 19 top insiders leading the charge.

Amazon is betting big on advertising and building out new ad formats, conversion-focused measurement tools, and a self-serve platform to win over marketers. Business Insider identified 19 executives leading these initiatives and more at Amazon Advertising. They represent a variety of roles and a mix of longtime employees and newer hires from agencies and media companies. The list reflects people working on newer growth areas like over-the-top advertising as well as Amazon's core performance-ba...
Tags: Google, Amazon, Facebook, Europe, Nordstrom, New York, Microsoft, Australia, Mexico, France, US, Toronto, Trends, Unilever, Bank Of America, United Arab Emirates


Biden’s Up, Trump’s Down. But It’s Still Early

(Bloomberg) -- Joe Biden had (another) good night. For Donald Trump, the last few days have been a challenge.The former vice president now enjoys an all-but-insurmountable lead over Bernie Sanders in the race to become the Democratic presidential nominee. Party supporters increasingly view him as the best person to take on Trump in November.Biden logged convincing victories in party primaries in Missouri, Mississippi, Idaho and — most importantly — Michigan, the biggest prize last night and a ke...
Tags: Facebook, Europe, New York, London, News, Vladimir Putin, Washington, Saudi Arabia, China, Russia, America, Bloomberg, European Union, European Central Bank, Turkey, Joe Biden


ViacomCBS looking to sell S&S

Consolidation in tradpub continues. https://www.publishersweekly.com/pw/...-sell-s-s.html Quote: Nearly three months to the day after the completion of the ViacomCBS merger, the mass media company has indicated its intentions to possibly sell Simon & Schuster, one of the U.S.'s Big Five publishers. Word that ViacomCBS was looking to sell S&S came at a Morgan Stanley investor conference where ViacomCBS CEO Bob Bakish said the publishing house is not a core asset...
Tags: Amazon, Books, News, Disney, US, San Francisco, Netflix, Manhattan, Cbs, Macmillan, Penguin, Warner, Harpercollins, Rupert Murdoch, Robert Thomson, News Corp


The Overwatch League is getting its first big test as an international esports organization this season and investors have millions on the line

With its new traveling schedule, the Overwatch League has achieved Activision Blizzard's goal of creating an international esports competition. Thousands of fans have been showing up to live Overwatch League events and hundreds of thousands watch the league online every weekend on YouTube. In January, Activision agreed to a three-year, $160 million deal that will make the Overwatch League and Activision's other esports offerings exclusive to YouTube for the next three years. Business Insider b...
Tags: Google, South Korea, Abc, China, New York City, Trends, Dallas, Espn, Ken Burns, New England, Activision Blizzard, Activision, Burbank California, Google Amazon, eSports Observer, Beasley Broadcast Group


Four Women In Tech On How Digital Voice Assistants Would Be Different If They Were Designed By Women

If your Amazon Echo’s Alexa weren’t gendered, would you speak to your device differently? According to this 2019 UN study, the answer, for many, is yes. The paper posits that voice assistants, most of which are gendered female, perpetuate problematic stereotypes of subservience and biases against women — even at an unconscious level. But what if women were the ones designing the voice assistants to begin with? Do factors like gender impact the way the products themselves are brought to ...
Tags: Fashion, Music, Pinterest, Un, Intuit, Amazon Echo, Alexa, Rosie, Google Amazon, Leslie Witt, Donna Lamar, Jen Chan, Bethany Bongiorno, Humane Inc


No global digital tax by end-2020 would mean chaos - France

Failure to reach a global deal on where and how much to tax digital giants such as Google , Amazon or Facebook would result in many digital tax regimes emerging all over the world, France's Finance Minister said on Sunday.
Tags: Facebook, Money, France, businessNews, Google Amazon


Let's come together to tax tech giants, say G20 officials eyeing $100 bln boost

Leading world economies must show unity in dealing with aggressive "tax optimisation" by global digital giants like Google, Amazon and Facebook, G20 officials said on Saturday.
Tags: Money, businessNews, Google Amazon, Facebook G20


Let's come together to tax tech giants, say G20 officials eyeing $100 billion boost

Leading world economies must show unity in dealing with aggressive "tax optimisation" by global digital giants like Google, Amazon and Facebook, G20 officials said on Saturday.
Tags: Money, businessNews, Google Amazon, Facebook G20


Let's come together to tax tech giants, say G20 officials eying $100 billion boost

Leading world economies must show unity in dealing with aggressive "tax optimisation" by global digital giants like Google, Amazon and Facebook, G20 officials said on Saturday.
Tags: Money, businessNews, Google Amazon, Facebook G20


'Why are you not Elon Musk?': The new boss of an oil-and-gas titan isn't leaving clean energy to Tesla

British oil-and-gas titan BP said on Wednesday that it aims to reduce its total emissions to net zero by 2050 and shift investment to renewable energy. Bloomberg TV anchor Alix Steel asked BP CEO Bernard Looney why he doesn't leave clean energy to companies like Tesla that can "think out of the box in a particular way" and aren't "moving a company around that's 110 years old." "Why are you not Elon Musk?" she asked. "I struggle enough with who I am," Looney replied. Visit Business Insider's ho...
Tags: Facebook, Elon Musk, Trends, Tesla, Netflix, United Kingdom, Bp, Boyle, Google Amazon, Looney, Bloomberg TV, Nick Boyle, Alix Steel, Lightsource Renewable Energy, Bernard Looney, Elon Musk Looney


Tech Opportunities Depend on Shorter IP Lifetimes

Throughout the history of the U.S. technology industry, tech giants have squashed competitors, and investors have avoided the markets they dominate. For example, venture funding for social media startups plummeted from $3.9 billion in 2011 to $400 million in 2018. Recent efforts to enforce antitrust and reform patent laws will not end the monopolization. The best chance is to shorten the lifetimes of intellectual property (IP), both copyright and patents. The Trump administration and Congress ar...
Tags: Apple, Google, Amazon, Facebook, Business, Technology, Microsoft, Obama, Congress, Stanford, Tech, Ibm, Silicon Valley, Leahy, Cia, Bell Labs


India’s InterviewBit secures $20M to grow its advanced online computer science program

InterviewBit, a Bangalore-based startup that runs an advanced online computer science program for college graduates and young professional engineers, has raised $20 million in one of the largest Series A financing rounds in the education sector. The five-year-old startup’s Series A round was led by Sequoia India, Tiger Global and Global Founders Capital among others, it said. The startup said it is also rebranding its online coding program, earlier called InterviewBit Academy, to Scaler Acade...
Tags: Google, Amazon, Asia, Education, Microsoft, India, Funding, Tech, Netflix, Global Founders Capital, Bangalore, Times of India, Google Facebook Twitter, Google Amazon, Sequoia India, Sequoia India Tiger Global


InterviewBit secures $20M to grow its advanced online computer science program in India

InterviewBit, a Bangalore-based startup that runs an advanced online computer science program for college graduates and young professional engineers, has raised $20 million in one of the largest Series A financing rounds in the education sector. The nine-month-old startup’s Series A round was led by Sequoia India, Tiger Global and Global Founders Capital among others, it said. The startup said it is also rebranding its online coding program, earlier called InterviewBit Academy, to Scaler Acad...
Tags: Google, Amazon, Asia, Education, Microsoft, India, Funding, Tech, Netflix, Global Founders Capital, Bangalore, Times of India, Google Facebook Twitter, Google Amazon, Sequoia India, Sequoia India Tiger Global


Netflix is still saying ‘no’ to ads

Despite ongoing and investor pressure, Netflix is still declining to adopt an advertising-based business model as a means to boost its revenue, Netflix CEO Reed Hastings confirmed on Tuesday. The company on its Q4 earnings call again shot down the idea of an ad-supported option, with Hastings explaining there’s no “easy money” in an online advertising business that has to compete with the likes of Google, Amazon, and Facebook. Explained the exec, “Google and Facebook and Amazon are tremendousl...
Tags: Apple, Google, Amazon, Facebook, Media, Disney, Tech, Netflix, Streaming, Roku, Ads, Cbs, Hulu, Viacom, Pluto TV, Nbcu


Gen Z grads think jobs at big tech companies like Facebook and Google are 'harmful,' and they refuse to work for them

Some Gen Z college grads say they won't work for tech companies like Facebook and Google because of recent scandals in big tech, The New York Times reported.  Ivy League engineering grads once ranked Google, Amazon, and Facebook in their top 10 most desirable places to work, prompting finance firms to relax their office culture to copy Silicon Valley. Tech firms continue to rank as the top places to work according to LinkedIn and Glassdoor, but some former Facebook recruiters say the acceptanc...
Tags: Google, Facebook, Taylor Swift, Stanford, Trends, Linkedin, New York Times, Ivy League, The New York Times, Cnbc, Glassdoor, Trump, Google Amazon, Cambridge Analytica, Silicon Valley Tech, Gen Zs


Amazon had its worst stock performance in 3 years and lagged other tech giants in 2019 — here's what Wall Street thinks is ahead for the company this year (AMZN)

2020 is shaping up to be a big year for Amazon. From cloud computing to same-day shipping, expectations and competition for Amazon are heating up. Here are some of the key aspects of the business to watch this year. Click here to read more stories on BI Prime Amazon had a relatively tough year in 2019. Investors grew concerned about Amazon's massive investments in faster delivery and its AWS cloud unit. The increasingly hostile regulatory environment and growing competition also dampened inve...
Tags: Apple, Google, Amazon, Microsoft, Trends, Ubs, Jeff Bezos, Srinivasan, Alexa, Business Insider, Trump, Rbc, Murphy, RBC Capital, Sebastian, SunTrust


Amazon announced new carmaker partnerships – including Lamborghini – and expanded its auto-specific Alexa toolkit

This story was delivered to Insider Intelligence Connectivity & Tech subscribers earlier this morning. To get this story plus others to your inbox each day, hours before they're published on Business Insider, click here. The amount of time US consumers spend in cars — on average, US drivers spend nearly an hour driving each day — presents an opportunity for tech giants to expand their engagement with users, and players like Google and Amazon are looking to take advantage. Their digital assist...
Tags: Apple, Google, Amazon, India, US, Trends, Bmw, Exxon, Alexa, Fiat Chrysler, Lamborghini, Google Amazon, Capgemini, Alexa Auto, Insider Intelligence, Insider Intelligence Connectivity Tech