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Meet Peggy Johnson, the Microsoft and Qualcomm veteran who's been tapped to turn failing mixed-reality startup Magic Leap into a success (MSFT)

Peggy Johnson, Microsoft's head of business development, is leaving the company to become CEO of Magic Leap. Johnson, who will start work in August, is known for helping Microsoft build — and often repair — business relationships, and experts say that's just what Magic Leap needs. Once flush with hype and cash, Magic Leap is now in a bad way after its first product was met with a tepid reception and poor sales. Now, the startup is charting a new course. Are you a current or former Microsoft em...
Tags: Apple, Google, Microsoft, Nokia, Satya Nadella, Samsung, Trends, New York Times, Magic Leap, Johnson, Qualcomm, Signal, Business Insider, Peggy Johnson, Peggy, Kingdom of Saudi Arabia


LEAKED MEMO: Alphabet's healthcare unit Verily suspended bonuses mid-pandemic to fund diversity programs instead, frustrating employees (GOOG, GOOGL)

Google sister company Verily Life Sciences has suspended employee spot bonuses for the remainder of 2020. It says it will redirect the money into diversity and inclusion programs instead. Employees aren't happy about it. In an internal letter sent to management, viewed by Business Insider, employees are calling on leadership to reinstate spot bonuses and subsidize diversity efforts by other means. The decision "implies that these efforts are charity causes not worthy of their own investment," ...
Tags: Google, US, Trends, Alphabet, Business Insider, Google Life Sciences, Andrew Conrad, Business Insider Employees, Verily Life Sciences, COVID, Carolyn Wang, Hugh Langley


Tim Cook's plan to take Apple to a new frontier veers off script

Hello and welcome back to Trending, Business Insider's weekly look at the world of tech. I'm Alexei Oreskovic, Business Insider's West Coast Bureau Chief and Global Tech Editor. If you want to get Trending in your email inbox every Wednesday, just click here. This week: Tim Cook takes Apple to a new frontier Apple's leadership team reported for greenscreen duty on Monday as the iPhone-maker put on the first-ever virtual edition of its developers' conference. Tim Cook, Craig Federighi, and t...
Tags: Apple, Google, Facebook, Elon Musk, Trends, Eu, Intel, Nasa, Snapchat, Tim Cook, Reddit, Wisconsin, Silicon Valley, App Store, Sundar Pichai, Marc Andreessen


How tech companies from Google to Salesforce are planning to reopen offices and bring employees back to work in the wake of the coronavirus crisis (GOOGL, AAPL, FB, CRM)

Tech companies are starting to reveal their plans for sending employees back to the office in the wake of the coronavirus outbreak.  While many companies have said their employees can continue working remotely, others, like Apple, have had workers reporting to their jobs since May.  Regardless of when tech companies return to full capacity, the open-floor-plan office and free snacks Silicon Valley is famous for seem like a thing of the past. Companies like Facebook and Google are eliminating a...
Tags: Apple, Google, Facebook, Trends, Bloomberg, The Times, Silicon Valley, Salesforce, Sundar Pichai, Mark Gurman, Marc Benioff, San Francisco Bay Area, San Francisco Chronicle, Kurt Wagner, Chronicle, Cupertino California


Internet goliath Tencent is building a city the size of Midtown Manhattan in China, complete with grass-covered rooftops, offices, and apartments. Here's what Net City will look like.

Chinese internet company Tencent is building a 320-acre city in China over the next seven years as a work-life campus for employees. Net City will have offices, residences, schools, retail, open spaces, and grass-covered rooftops. Tencent is one of the most recent tech firms to delve into master-planned communities. The now-abandoned Quayside in Toronto was supposed to be a $900 million high-tech city of the future for Google's sister company before "economic uncertainties" spelled its end in ...
Tags: Google, Amazon, China, Toronto, Trends, Tesla, Tencent, Wall Street Journal, WSJ, McGill University, Shenzhen China, Midtown Manhattan, NBBJ, Google Samsung, Jonathan Ward, Wall Street Journal Tencent


Utah reportedly spent nearly $3 million on a contact tracing app that less than 2% of the state's population has downloaded

Utah spent $2.75 million on its contact tracing app, Healthy Together, but only around 1.4% of the state's residents have downloaded it so far, BuzzFeed News reported Tuesday. The app's developers also haven't yet delivered on many of the features they promised, and some public health workers and lawmakers are worried it isn't the best use of taxpayer money, according to BuzzFeed News. Contact tracing apps won't be useful unless a critical mass of people opt in, and many states, including Utah...
Tags: Apple, Google, Utah, Singapore, US, Trends, South Dakota, Mitt Romney, Associated Press, Navajo Nation, Utah State, Trump, BuzzFeed News, Deseret News, Gary Herbert, Herbert


Silicon Valley companies may have to give up providing ubiquitous free snack selections when offices reopen

As offices gear up to reopen during the coronavirus pandemic, employers are exploring how to implement distancing measures in the workplace. That includes minimizing contact among workers, including in snack rooms and community kitchens. Workers may not have access to ample free snacks, one of many job perks instituted in Silicon Valley, for the foreseeable future. Visit Business Insider's homepage for more stories. Thousands of white-color employees have adapted to working from home due to t...
Tags: Google, Trends, Silicon Valley, Bohlin Cywinski Jackson, Greg Mottola, Hugh Langley, Primo Orpilla, Orpilla, Bay Area Orpilla


Instagram sponsored posts have dropped dramatically, but it doesn't mean the end of the influencer business

Welcome back to this week's Influencer Dashboard newsletter! This is Amanda Perelli, writing to you from home, and here's an update on what's new in the business of influencers and creators. This week, my colleague Dan Whateley and I wrote an analysis piece on why the coronavirus won't destroy the influencer economy, despite the doom and gloom from some reports.  We spoke to professionals across the industry to better understand how creators and marketers are earning a living during the pandemic...
Tags: Amazon, Texas, Instagram, Youtube, Trends, Information, Netflix, Caa, US Navy, Dan, IMG, Hollywood Reporter, Nastya, Charli, Schick, Lauren Johnson


Elon Musk's theater of the absurd is a sign of the times for tech

Greetings, and welcome to the first Trending for the month of May. This is where we talk tech every Wednesday. If you want to get Trending in your email inbox every week, just click here. This week: Elon's theater of the absurd is a sign of the times The tech world celebrated its version of a royal baby on Monday with the news that Elon Musk and the musician Grimes have welcomed their first child together. Say hello to X Æ A-12. (The name is probably a joke — we think?) It was an appropriate...
Tags: Apple, Google, Amazon, Facebook, Uber, Spacex, Elon Musk, Microsoft, Softbank, Trends, Tesla, AutoNation, Ibm, Silicon Valley, Airbnb, Grimes


The future of the office, how we'll shop and pay, and Masa Son's biggest challenge

Hello! As the curve flattens in many parts of the world and the movement to reopen the economy gains steam, I keep finding myself thinking about this seating plan. As Holly Secon reported this week, 44% of workers on one floor of a South Korean call center got the coronavirus. The desks colored blue show where employees with confirmed cases sat. For some of you, that seating plan might look a little like your bank of desks at the office. It certainly looks like mine.  A number of Business Insid...
Tags: Google, India, Softbank, US, Trends, Walmart, Paypal, Ubs, Silicon Valley, Andreessen Horowitz, Max Levchin, Costco, Alex, Flipkart, Sundar Pichai, Mastercard


How Google got too big to shrink

Hello again, and welcome back to Trending.  This is where we talk tech every Wednesday. If you want to get Trending in your email inbox every week, just click here. This week: When Google got too big to shrink Depending on where you're sitting, the same string of words can delight or distress you. That's what I was thinking when I heard Google CFO Ruth Porat, during the company's Q1 earnings call on Tuesday, explain that "after a decade of growth there have to be opportunities for added effic...
Tags: Google, Amazon, Microsoft, Congress, Youtube, US, America, Trends, Alibaba, Airbnb, Cto, Ruth Porat, Trump, Jeff Lawson, SoftBank Vision Fund, Hugh Langley


A timeline to normality, stock market exuberance, and a C-Suite reading list

Hello! The White House this week released a plan to open up the country, and just yesterday hundreds crowded newly reopened beaches in Florida. In Europe, six countries are starting to lift restrictions, including Spain and Italy.  But, as Insider global editor-in-chief Nich Carlson writes here, a return to any sense of normality is likely a long way off, as the world awaits immunity testing, an effective treatment, and a vaccine. Here's the latest: Immunity testing Blake Dodge reported that...
Tags: Google, Amazon, Europe, Florida, UK, White House, China, US, Trends, Nike, Spain, Bill Gates, Italy, Ubs, Manhattan, Silicon Valley


Google's name game gets the Trump treatment

Hi everyone, welcome back to Trending, Business Insider Prime's weekly newsletter of the latest tech industry developments. I'm Alexei Oreskovic, Business Insider's West Coast bureau chief and global tech editor.  You can get Trending in your inbox every week by clicking here. This week: A Google by any other name... When Donald Trump declared one month ago that Google was building a website to screen Americans for the coronavirus, he took a lot of flak for overstating what appeared to be a ...
Tags: Apple, Google, Amazon, Post, Microsoft, California, Softbank, US, Trends, Austin, Ibm, West Coast, Donald Trump, Webvan, Alphabet, Eugene Kim


A Wall Street trading bonanza, how to benefit from the stimulus bill, and Silicon Valley steps up

Hello! I want to start this newsletter with an extract from an internal memo Citadel founder and hedge fund billionaire Ken Griffin recently sent to staff. Here goes:  In recent months, we have all been impacted by the coronavirus pandemic. We are in an unprecedented moment of global distress as the entire world faces this common invisible threat. And when the chaos settles, we will be measured by the character we exhibit in our work and in our communities. In the blink of an eye, we now find o...
Tags: Google, Amazon, Facebook, Mark Zuckerberg, UK, New York, Senate, China, US, Trends, Bank Of America, Warren Buffett, Silicon Valley, Rob, Goldman Sachs, Alex


Amazon's biggest day of the year is on a collision course with the coronavirus

Hello fellow work-from-homies and welcome back to Trending, Business Insider Prime's weekly newsletter of the latest tech industry developments.  I'm your host, Alexei Oreskovic, Business Insider's West Coast bureau chief and global tech editor.  This week: A risky April calendar and Amazon's biggest day of the year Whether you live for April Fool's Day or consider it a tiresome tradition, you probably agree that this isn't the right time for pranks that could mislead people. Google sent word...
Tags: Google, Amazon, Facebook, Japan, Texas, Microsoft, US, Trends, Netflix, Tokyo, Silicon Valley, Airbnb, West Coast, BI, Stewart Butterfield, Eugene Kim