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Instagram says it's putting a hold on its 'Instagram Kids' project for under-13s, citing backlash

Instagram head Adam Mosseri. Matt Winkelmeyer/Getty Images for WIRED Instagram announced Monday it's pausing its project to build an Instagram for under-13s. Instagram head Adam Mosseri said the project, Instagram Kids, leaked too early. He also cited public backlash following a report on research into Instagram's effect on teenage girls. See more stories on Insider's business page. Instagram is putting a hold on its project to build a special version of its platform for under-...
Tags: Facebook, Mark Zuckerberg, Kids, News, Instagram, Washington, US, Trends, Tech News, Teenagers, Nick Clegg, Wall Street Journal, Journal, Tweens, Democratic, Facebook Instagram


The toilet fan on SpaceX's Inspiration4 mission malfunctioned, setting off an alarm, and the all-civilian crew had to be coached on how to fix it

The Inspiration4 crew sits inside a model Crew Dragon spaceship. Left to right: Chris Sembroski, Sian Proctor, Jared Isaacman, and Hayley Arceneaux. SpaceX SpaceX sent four civilians into space earlier in September as part of the Inspiration4 mission. The crew had a problem with the toilet after the fan inside it malfunctioned, per a CNN interview. SpaceX staff had to instruct them how to fix it, but were interrupted by communications blackouts. See more stories on Insider's business p...
Tags: Spacex, Elon Musk, Trends, Nasa, Cnn, Isobel Asher Hamilton, Jared Isaacman, Isaacman, Hayley Arceneaux, Chris Sembroski Sian Proctor Jared Isaacman


Some indigenous groups in South Africa want to stop Amazon building a new HQ on the site of a historic battleground

Protesters oppose Amazon's new Cape Town HQ in a march on June 16, demanding conservation of sacred heritage sites. Brenton Geach/Gallo Images via Getty Images Amazon is building a new headquarters in Cape Town, South Africa. Some local indigenous groups oppose the development, saying it's an important heritage site. The developer said it worked closely with indigenous groups to accommodate their requests. See more stories on Insider's business page. Amazon announced in April i...
Tags: Amazon, News, Trends, South Africa, Retail, Cape Town, Activists, Jeff Bezos, Disneyland, Wall Street Journal, Journal, Indigenous, Bezos, Cape Town South Africa, Jenkins, HQ


2 companies that delivered packages for Amazon threatened legal action over drivers' working conditions, and then Amazon cut them off, they say

Parcels are stored in a truck in a logistics centre of the mail order company Amazon. Rolf Vennenbernd/picture alliance via Getty Images CNN spoke to two business owners who used to run companies delivering packages for Amazon. Drivers' wellbeing plummeted in 2020 due to the number of packages Amazon expected them to deliver, the pair said. They sent a letter to Amazon threatening litigation and demanding better working conditions, they said. See more stories on Insider's business ...
Tags: Amazon, News, Trends, Cnn, Retail, Motherboard, Portland Oregon, Delivery, Working Conditions, Tech Insider, DSPS, Rolf Vennenbernd, Isobel Asher Hamilton, Amazon DSP, Amazon Drivers, Getty Images CNN


Apple plans to give its retail employees bonuses of up to $1,000, a report says

Apple CEO Tim Cook. Karl Mondon/Digital First Media/The Mercury News via Getty Images Apple is offering its retail employees bonuses of up to $1,000, Bloomberg reported. Retail staff hired before March 31 are set to get $1,000, with $500 for those hired after, per the report. Apple will pay $200 bonuses to new hires joining before the holiday season, sources said. See more stories on Insider's business page. Apple is set to pay big bonuses to its retail staff, Bloomberg reported on Wed...
Tags: Apple, Cook, China, US, Trends, Bloomberg, Walgreens, Tim Cook, McDonald, Getty Images Apple, Isobel Asher Hamilton, Tim Cook Karl Mondon


Amazon has handed $100,000 cash prizes or cars worth as much as $40,000 to 8 employees who proved they were vaccinated against COVID-19

A worker packs a customer order at an Amazon fulfillment center in Romeoville, Illinois. Scott Olson/Getty Images Amazon said it's handed cars or $100,000 cash prizes to eight of its frontline workers. The winners entered a sweepstake restricted to employees who prove they're vaccinated against COVID-19. Two grand prizes of $500,000 each are still up for grabs. See more stories on Insider's business page. Amazon said it's handed cars or $100,000 cash prizes to a handful of ...
Tags: Amazon, News, Whole Foods, US, Trends, Workers, Bloomberg, Retail, Vaccine, Warehouse, Tech Insider, Amazon and Whole Foods, Isobel Asher Hamilton, Amazon Vest Life, Max Your Vax


Mark Zuckerberg reacts to a NYT report about Facebook promoting positive stories about itself by arguing that his surfboard isn't 'electric'

Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg. Kevin Dietsch/Getty Images The New York Times reported that Facebook promoted positive stories about itself on users' news feeds. Mark Zuckerberg refuted a line in the report that said he rode an "electric surfboard" in a July video. Zuckerberg said the surfboard was not electric, and that he was pumping it with his legs. See more stories on Insider's business page. Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg reacted somewhat bizarrely to a report in The New York Tim...
Tags: Facebook, Mark Zuckerberg, News, Instagram, US, Trends, Nick Clegg, New York Times, The Times, Osborne, Times, Wall Street Journal, Journal, Zuckerberg, Joe Osborne, Tech Insider


Mark Zuckerberg reacts to a NYT report on Facebook promoting positive stories about itself by arguing that his surfboard isn't 'electric'

Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg. Kevin Dietsch/Getty Images The New York Times reported that Facebook promoted positive stories about itself on users' news feeds. Mark Zuckerberg refuted a line in the report that said he rode an "electric surfboard" in a July video. Zuckerberg said the surfboard was not electric, and that he was pumping it with his legs. See more stories on Insider's business page. Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg reacted somewhat bizarrely to a report in The New York Tim...
Tags: Facebook, Mark Zuckerberg, News, Instagram, US, Trends, Nick Clegg, New York Times, The Times, Osborne, Times, Wall Street Journal, Journal, Zuckerberg, Joe Osborne, Tech Insider


Elon Musk said SpaceX's first-ever civilian crew had 'challenges' with the toilet, and promised an upgrade for the next flight

SpaceX CEO Elon Musk. REUTERS/Steve Nesius Elon Musk said the next SpaceX civilian mission would have a better toilet. SpaceX successfully completed its first all-civilian mission, Inspiration4, last week. Musk said on Twitter there had been "challenges" with the toilet, without elaborating. See more stories on Insider's business page. Elon Musk said on Twitter that SpaceX plans to upgrade the amenities for its next space-tourist flight, including the toilet.The Inspiration4 crew, made...
Tags: Twitter, Space, Spacex, Elon Musk, Florida, News, Trends, Earth, Toilet, Musk, Crew Dragon, SpaceX Musk, Tech Insider, Tom Cruise Read, Starlink SpaceX, Isobel Asher Hamilton


Jeff Bezos and his girlfriend Lauren Sánchez meet with UK Prime Minister Boris Johnson in New York

Boris Johnson (left) met with Jeff Bezos and his girlfriend Lauren Sánchez while in New York. Michael M. Santiago/Getty Images UK Prime Minister Boris Johnson met Jeff Bezos and Lauren Sánchez in New York on Monday. Bezos discussed climate change and taxation with Johnson, a Downing Street spokesperson said. Bezos said on Monday he would donate $1 billion to conservation efforts this year. See more stories on Insider's business page. Amazon founder Jeff Bezos sat down with UK Prime Min...
Tags: Amazon, Politics, UK, New York, Taxes, News, Instagram, Climate Change, Trends, United Nations, Arthur C Clarke, Boris Johnson, Jeff Bezos, Johnson, Downing Street, Bezos


Elon Musk mocked 'sleeping' Biden for not congratulating SpaceX's all-civilian crew

SpaceX CEO Elon Musk (left) and President Joe Biden. Win McNamee/Getty Images/Susan Walsh/AP Elon Musk made fun of President Joe Biden for not congratulating SpaceX's Inspiration4 crew. Musk said Biden was sleeping instead - evoking Donald Trump's "Sleepy Joe" nickname for Biden. Musk also responded to a tweet attacking Biden and the United Auto Workers (UAW) union. See more stories on Insider's business page. Elon Musk made fun of President Joe Biden on Sunday, alluding to for...
Tags: Space, Spacex, Elon Musk, Politics, News, White House, Trends, Tesla, Joe Biden, Earth, Ford, Biden, Donald Trump, National Labor Relations Board, Musk, Trump


Google and Facebook lay thousands of miles of undersea cables to ferry internet around the world. Here's how they do it.

Specialised vessels like this one are used to lay thousands of miles of internet cable along the seafloor. Alcatel submarine networks Google and Facebook are invested in dozens of subsea internet cable projects around the world. Laying these cables takes months of preparation, and specialized vessels take them out to sea. Once laid, the cables can ferry huge quantities of internet data around the globe. See more stories on Insider's business page. Google and Facebook have both laid...
Tags: Google, Facebook, UK, Cable, Internet, Australia, Trends, Features, Ocean, Greenland, Underwater, Alcatel, Grace Hopper, Curie, Bilbao Spain, Stowell


Tim Cook tries to quell unrest at Apple during a company-wide meeting, but only answers two questions from activist employees

Apple CEO Tim Cook. Apple Apple CEO Tim Cook held an all-company meeting on Friday, The New York Times reported. The company has faced growing unrest from employees criticising the company's work culture. One activist employee expressed disappointment that Cook only answered two questions from staff. See more stories on Insider's business page. Tim Cook tried to quell growing employee concerns at an all-company meeting on Friday, The New York Times reported.The Times obtained a rec...
Tags: Apple, Texas, Cook, News, Trends, Tech, New York Times, Tim Cook, The Times, Nlrb, Brien, National Labor Relations Board NLRB, Parrish, Tech Insider, Gjøvik, Isobel Asher Hamilton


Tim Cook tried to quell unrest at Apple during a meeting with staff, but only answered two questions from activist employees

Apple CEO Tim Cook. Apple Apple CEO Tim Cook held an all-company meeting on Friday, The New York Times reported. The company has faced growing unrest from employees criticising the company's work culture. One activist employee expressed disappointment that Cook only answered two questions from staff. See more stories on Insider's business page. Tim Cook tried to quell growing employee concerns at an all-company meeting on Friday, The New York Times reported.The Times obtained a rec...
Tags: Apple, Texas, Cook, News, Trends, Tech, New York Times, Tim Cook, The Times, Nlrb, Brien, National Labor Relations Board NLRB, Parrish, Tech Insider, Gjøvik, Isobel Asher Hamilton


Tesla is reversing its enormous Solar Roof price hikes for some customers, court documents show

Tesla CEO Elon Musk. Maja Hitij/Getty Images In April, Tesla increased prices on its Solar Roof for customers waiting on installation. A customer whose roof price went up by $75,000 filed a class-action lawsuit. Tesla's lawyers said the company will help some customers return to the original pricing. See more stories on Insider's business page. Tesla Solar Roof customers who got hit with massive price hikes in April might be able to get their original price-points back, according t...
Tags: Energy, Elon Musk, News, Trends, Tesla, Solar, Cnbc, Tesla Energy, Tech Insider, Solar Roof, Tesla Solar Roof, Isobel Asher Hamilton, Weekend BI UK, Matthew Amans, Tesla CEO Elon Musk Maja Hitij Getty, Tesla Solar Customers


Apple and Google removed a tactical-voting app from their app stores just as the Russian election began, Putin opposition says

A Russian service member walks out of a voting booth before casting a ballot at a polling station during a three-day parliamentary election in the far eastern city of Vladivostok, Russia September 17, 2021. REUTERS/Tatiana Meel Alexei Navalny launched an app to help Russians vote against Vladimir Putin's party. Apple and Google removed the app from their app stores as Russia's parliamentary election started. One ally of Navalny said the removal was a "shameful act of political cens...
Tags: Apple, Google, News, Putin, Vladimir Putin, Russia, Trends, Bloomberg, Moscow, Kremlin, Election, Alexei Navalny, Roskomnadzor, United Russia, Navalny, Vladivostok Russia


Jeff Bezos politely congratulated Elon Musk on SpaceX's first civilian mission. The two billionaires' companies are currently locked in a bitter feud.

Blue Origin CEO Jeff Bezos (left) and SpaceX CEO Elon Musk. Joe Raedle/Getty Images/Axel Springer SpaceX's first-ever all-civilian flight, Inspiration4, took off on Wednesday. Jeff Bezos tweeted his congratulations to SpaceX CEO Elon Musk, to which Musk replied: "thank you." Bezos and Musk have a history of rivalry, and their companies are embroiled in a bitter feud. See more stories on Insider's business page. Amazon founder Jeff Bezos tweeted his congratulations to Elon Musk on T...
Tags: Amazon, Spacex, Elon Musk, News, Fcc, Trends, Nasa, Jeff Bezos, Axel Springer, Musk, Blue Origin, Bezos, Federal Communications Commission FCC, StarLink, Tech Insider, SpaceX Blue Origin


Twitter didn't break election law when it restricted a New York Post article about Hunter Biden and a Ukrainian official, the FEC says

Twitter CEO Jack Dorsey onstage at a bitcoin convention on June 4, 2021 in Miami, Florida. Joe Raedle/Getty Images The Federal Election Commission says Twitter acted lawfully in restricting a New York Post article. The Post reported in October 2020 that it had a "smoking gun" email from Hunter Biden to a Ukrainian official. Twitter acted "for commercial reasons and not for the purpose of influencing an election," the FEC said. See more stories on Insider's business page. Twitter was wi...
Tags: Twitter, Post, New York Post, News, Media, Congress, Trends, Joe Biden, Biden, Jack Dorsey, Giuliani, Donald Trump, Laptop, Rudy Giuliani, Trainor, Miami Florida


Google finishes laying a giant undersea internet cable stretching 3,300 miles from New York to the UK and Spain

A buoy at the end of the Grace Hopper subsea cable sits on the beach in Bude, UK. Google Cloud Google finished laying its Grace Hopper subsea internet cable in the UK on Tuesday. The 3,300-mile Grace Hopper cable starts in New York and has landing points in the UK and Spain. The cable is due to ferry up to 350 terabytes of data per second when it comes online, Google said. See more stories on Insider's business page. Google has finished laying its giant Grace Hopper subsea internet cab...
Tags: Google, Facebook, Asia, Europe, UK, New York, News, Cable, Internet, France, US, Trends, Spain, Atlantic, Chile, Argentina


Google finishes laying a giant undersea internet cable stretching 3,900 miles from New York to the UK and Spain

A buoy at the end of the Grace Hopper subsea cable sits on the beach in Bude, UK. Google Cloud Google finished laying its Grace Hopper subsea internet cable in the UK on Tuesday. The 3,900-mile Grace Hopper cable starts in New York and has landing points in the UK and Spain. The cable is due to ferry up to 350 terabytes of data per second when it comes online, Google said. See more stories on Insider's business page. Google has finished laying its giant Grace Hopper subsea internet cab...
Tags: Google, Facebook, Asia, Europe, UK, New York, News, Cable, Internet, France, US, Trends, Spain, Atlantic, Chile, Argentina


Twitter says Nicki Minaj's bizarre tweet linking COVID-19 vaccines with erectile dysfunction doesn't break its rules on misinformation

Musician Nicki Minaj at the 019 Met Gala. Taylor Hill /Getty Images Rapper Nicki Minaj sent a tweet linking erectile dysfunction with the COVID-19 vaccine. Twitter won't take action because the tweet was presented as an anecdote, not a fact, the site said. There is no evidence linking COVID-19 vaccines with fertility problems in women or men. See more stories on Insider's business page. Twitter says a bizarre tweet from rapper Nicki Minaj linking the COVID-19 vaccine with erectile ...
Tags: Twitter, News, Nicki Minaj, Trends, Fertility, Vaccine, Erectile Dysfunction, Minaj, Tech Insider, Isobel Asher Hamilton, COVID-19, Met Gala Taylor Hill Getty Images


Facebook admits it messed up again

Facebook Chairman and CEO Zuckerberg testifies at a House Financial Services Committee hearing in Washington Reuters Facebook apologized Friday for sending data with a "major flaw" to researchers, NYT reported. Over the past three years, dozens of reports used the data to study misinformation on the platform. "Now we know that we shouldn't have trusted Facebook so much," one researcher told the Times. See more stories on Insider's business page. Facebook accidentally sent flawed d...
Tags: Facebook, Mark Zuckerberg, News, Congress, Washington, Trends, Social Media, Tech, Data, New York Times, Times, Zuckerberg, Misinformation, House Financial Services Committee, Reuters Facebook, New Jersey Institute of Technology


Elon Musk is angry about a new bill that includes a $4,500 tax incentive for electric vehicles built by companies with unions

Tesla CEO Elon Musk. Matt Rourke/AP Photo Democrats proposed a bill that included a $4,500 tax incentive for electric vehicles built by companies with unions. Elon Musk said the bill was written by lobbyists for Ford and the United Auto Workers (UAW) union. The bill could benefit unionized companies such as Ford. Tesla is historically anti-union. See more stories on Insider's business page. Tesla CEO Elon Musk has criticized a bill that could benefit electric vehicle manufacturers with...
Tags: Elon Musk, Mexico, US, Trends, Tesla, Bloomberg, Joe Biden, Ford, Chrysler, Toyota, Honda, Biden, Musk, Reuters, UAW, GM Ford


A Google manager recommended the company fire 7 temporary workers rather than give them benefits, a report says

An employee walks past the Google logo. Ng Han Guan/AP Photo The New York Times and The Guardian reported that Google underpaid contract workers. A Google manager recommended firing seven contract workers to avoid giving them benefits, per the report. The company said it hired six full-time and dismissed one with three months' pay. See more stories on Insider's business page. A Google manager recommended firing a group of contract workers rather than giving them benefits such as si...
Tags: Google, News, Trends, Benefits, New York Times, Netherlands, The Times, The New York Times, Workers Rights, Barry, Contractors, Pittsburgh, Alan Barry, Tech Insider, Ng Han Guan, Isobel Asher Hamilton


Watch Tesla's $133,000 Model S Plaid race around the Nürburgring in record time

Tesla's Model S Plaid. Tesla Elon Musk tweeted that the Tesla Model S Plaid broke a record for the Nürburgring race track. It beat the previous lap time for a production EV, by a Porsche Taycan Turbo, by just over 11 seconds. Tesla released footage of one of the car's laps of the circuit. See more stories on Insider's business page. Tesla has set a new record for production electric cars after speeding around Germany's famous Nürburgring race course.CEO Elon Musk tweeted on...
Tags: Transportation, Elon Musk, News, Germany, Cars, Trends, Tesla, Porsche, Ev, Nurburgring, Nurburgring Nordschleife, Tesla Elon Musk, Isobel Asher Hamilton, Porsche Taycan Turbo, Tesla Model S Plaid, Model S Plaid


Texas Gov. Greg Abbott signed a bill stopping tech companies deplatforming people based on users' political 'viewpoint'

Texas Gov. Greg Abbott speaking at speaks at the annual National Rifle Association (NRA) convention in May 2018. REUTERS/Lucas Jackson/File Photo A new Texas bill bans social-media sites from removing users based on that person's "viewpoint." Gov. Greg Abbott said social-media companies try to silence "conservative ideas and values." A similar bill in Florida was blocked by a federal judge for violating the First Amendment. See more stories on Insider's business page. Texas Gov. Gr...
Tags: Facebook, Twitter, Florida, Politics, Texas, News, Trends, Social Media, Abbott, Greg Abbott, Nra, National Rifle Association NRA, Ron DeSantis, Tech Insider, Steve DelBianco, Isobel Asher Hamilton


Facebook's job advert targeting algorithm appears to discriminate on gender and age, a nonprofit campaign group has said.

Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg. AP Photo/Mark Lennihan Global Witness said it investigated Facebook's job ad targeting system for potential bias. The nonprofit campaign group said the system "appears to operate in a discriminatory manner." Facebook said it was "reviewing the findings" of the investigation. See more stories on Insider's business page. Facebook's job advert targeting system appears to discriminate based on gender and age, a non-profit campaign group has said.Global...
Tags: Facebook, Mark Zuckerberg, Europe, UK, Jobs, News, Sexism, Advertising, US, Trends, Canada, Hud, Ads, Discrimination, Global Witness, Ehrc


A new California law could let Amazon workers fight against 'relentless' quotas and demand to see hidden productivity metrics

An Amazon worker in a warehouse. Noah Berger/Reuters California passed a bill Wednesday that limits the quotas warehouses can give their workers. Under the bill, workers can demand transparency and protest quotas that interfere with their breaks. The bill is partly geared towards Amazon. Its author has said Amazon has "relentless" quotas. See more stories on Insider's business page. California just passed a new bill that could give Amazon workers the chance to push back against their q...
Tags: Amazon, UK, News, California, Trends, Workers, Retail, Quotas, Algorithm, North America, Workers Rights, Gavin Newsom, Lorena Gonzalez, Tech Insider, TOT, Bessemer Alabama


Reddit shut down a forum for self-described Texas abortion 'bounty hunters'

Protesters hold up signs at a protest against Texas' new abortion law outside the state capitol on May 29, 2021 in Austin, Texas. Sergio Flores/Getty Images Reddit shut down a forum for "bounty hunters" seeking to capitalize on Texas' new abortion law. Private Texan citizens can sue people for $10,000 for helping someone get an abortion after six weeks. Reddit said the forum violated its rules against harassment. See more stories on Insider's business page. Reddit shut down a f...
Tags: Texas, News, Washington Post, Trends, Godaddy, Austin, Reddit, Abortion, Tech Insider, Bounty Hunters, Heartbeat Bill, Isobel Asher Hamilton, Sergio Flores Getty


Singapore sends out robots to search for 'undesirable' public behavior, like smoking or breaking COVID-19 rules

School children chase after autonomous robot Xavier, as it patrols a Singapore neighbourhood mall to detect "undesirable social behaviours." REUTERS/Edgar Su Singapore is trialing two robots called Xavier to catch and prevent "undesirable" behavior. The robots look for smoking, hawking, and flouting COVID-19 rules. The robots can report rule-breaking and flash messages to the public, officials said. See more stories on Insider's business page. Singapore is testing robots that patrol th...
Tags: News, California, Police, Singapore, Trends, Surveillance, Robots, Cctv, New York Police Department, Boston Dynamics, Reuters, Xavier, Huntington Park, Edgar Su, Tech Insider, Boston Dynamics Spot