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Video-conferencing company Zoom lifts the limit on its free version in China because so many people are using it amid the coronavirus outbreak

Video-conferencing software company Zoom announced it would be lifting the 40-minute limit on video calls for its free version inside China as the country continues to grapple with the novel coronavirus, CEO Eric Yuan wrote in a blog post Wednesday. Virtual conferencing technology has become increasingly important for businesses, schools, and health care operations during the outbreak because limiting in-person contact reduces the risks of spreading the disease. While the global economy suffer...
Tags: Google, China, Trends, Beverly Hills, Jeff Bezos, Yuan, Zoom, Shandong Province, Eric Yuan


Europe may force makers of smartphones, tablets and wireless earphones to install easily replaceable batteries

The EU may force makers of smartphones, tablets and wireless earphones to use easily replaceable batteries with their devices. According to the Dutch newspaper Het Financieele Dagblad, which obtained a draft of the EU's plans, the EU's executive arm – the European Commission – is drafting a proposal to force vendors to do this. The newspaper added that Commission officials plan to formally submit their proposal for public discussions next month. Business Insider has approached the European Com...
Tags: Apple, Europe, Samsung, Trends, Eu, European Union, Commission, European Commission, Beverly Hills, Jeff Bezos, Het Financieele Dagblad


How to write a review on Amazon in 5 simple steps

You can easily write a review on Amazon to share your insights into a specific product with other Amazon customers. You can write a review on Amazon even if you have not purchased the item on the platform.  You can also edit or delete an Amazon review in the future if you change your mind based on extended experience with a product or a customer service experience. Visit Business Insider's homepage for more stories. Amazon is not only the largest online retailer on the planet, it's also one...
Tags: Amazon, Trends, Beverly Hills, Jeff Bezos, Amazon Here, Best Buy Lenovo, Fellow Amazon


How to check out of an Airbnb rental at the end of your stay

To check out of an Airbnb rental, it's important to communicate with your host so that you know what their particular process is for checking out. Some Airbnb hosts may meet guests in person to check them in or out, but others may use key codes or lock boxes. Here's how to communicate with your Airbnb host and figure out the best way to check out. Visit Business Insider's homepage for more stories. True to its roots as a peer-to-peer network of short-term rental properties, Airbnb doesn't ge...
Tags: Mac, Trends, Beverly Hills, Airbnb, Jeff Bezos, Best Buy Lenovo


People are turning to Etsy for coronavirus-proof face masks, but it seems to be full of counterfeit antiviral gear that doesn't work

The demand for face masks and other preventive products have reached a fever pitch due to the coronavirus outbreak, and many are turning to e-commerce sites to make purchases. So many people are turning to Etsy that "face masks for germs" became one of the top searches, and more than 200 postings for face masks have sprung up in the past two days. Even as sites like Facebook and Amazon have added links and resources for learning more about COVID-19, Etsy has stayed quiet on any precautionary o...
Tags: Apple, Amazon, Facebook, Etsy, Cdc, Trends, Beverly Hills, Jeff Bezos, Amazon Facebook, Etsy With, Center of Disease Control


How to empty your trash in Gmail on a computer or mobile device

It's easy to empty your trash in Gmail on a computer or mobile device to free up storage space, but note that the action is irreversible. Once your Google account reaches its storage capacity, emails sent to you will automatically bounce back and you will not be able to send mail or create new files. Visit Business Insider's homepage for more stories. Your Gmail emails are not stored on your computer or phone, but rather are managed remotely, thus perhaps it seems like there is endless cap...
Tags: Google, Trends, Beverly Hills, Jeff Bezos, Best Buy Samsung, Best Buy Microsoft


How to change the font size on your Kindle device in 2 ways

You can easily change the font size on your Kindle and increase or decrease the text of your reading material. On first generation Kindle models, you can use the "Aa" on your keyboard to access different font options. On newer Kindle models, you can select different font settings from the reading toolbar. Visit Business Insider's homepage for more stories. Reading on a digital device allows you to create a personalized reading experience and customize settings like font size and brightness. ...
Tags: Amazon, Trends, Beverly Hills, Jeff Bezos


Your TV could cause an Amazon Echo or Google Home to accidentally listen to you up to 19 times a day, new report shows (AAPL, GOOG, GOOGL, MSFT, AMZN)

Smart speakers such as the Google Home Mini, Amazon Echo, Apple HomePod, and Harmon Kardon Invoke can be mistakenly activated by TV shows up to 19 times per day, according to a recent study from researchers at Northeastern University and Imperial College London. As part of the experiment, researches exposed the smart speakers to 125 hours of content from Netflix across a range of categories. Initial findings found that the speakers activated between 1.5 and 19 times per day on average. It's no...
Tags: Apple, Google, Amazon, London, Microsoft, Office, Cortana, Samsung, Trends, Siri, Bloomberg, Netflix, Beverly Hills, Jeff Bezos, Burger King, Amazon Echo


'Knives Out' director reveals Apple won't allow the bad guys in movies to have iPhones

Rian Johnson, the director of hit whodunit movie "Knives Out," recently sat down for an interview with Vanity Fair to break down a scene from the film. Johnson says that while Apple allowed the movie to feature an iPhone in the scene, the company doesn't allow "bad guys" to have the phone on camera. As part of Apple's guidelines, third parties can only show products "in the best light" and "in a manner or context that reflects favorably" on the company. TV viewers have noticed that Apple produ...
Tags: Apple, Trends, Roger Ebert, Beverly Hills, Jeff Bezos, Johnson, Vanity Fair, Rian Johnson, Trump, Chicago Sun Times, Curtis, Ebert, Jack Bauer, Mike Bloomberg, Apple TV Apple, Apple Inc Apple


How to change your location settings on Google Chrome to adjust or disable location-tracking

You can change your location settings on Google Chrome on your computer, mobile phone, or tablet. Google Chrome uses your location to help you find businesses or places near you, such as restaurants or stores. You can choose to allow Google Chrome to access your location while using the app, never access your location, or only access your location when you approve it manually. Visit Business Insider's homepage for more stories. You might be concerned — understandably — about privacy when it ...
Tags: Google Chrome, Google, Trends, Beverly Hills, Jeff Bezos, Best Buy Samsung, Open Google Chrome, Best Buy Microsoft, Toggle Location


The world's biggest iPhone maker has hired the scientist known as the 'SARS hero' to oversee its re-opening as it resumes production (AAPL)

The world's biggest iPhone maker, Foxconn, is slowly restarting production after closures from the coronavirus outbreak in China. The company is reportedly offering up to $1,000 to new employees as a means of enticing people back to work. More than just money, Foxconn has hired the scientist leading China's investigation into the coronavirus as an adviser: Zhong Nanshan. Nanshan is regarded in China as the "SARS hero" for his work during the SARS outbreak in the early 2000s. Visit Business In...
Tags: Apple, China, Trends, Antarctica, Beverly Hills, Jeff Bezos, Foxconn, Reuters, China s National Health Commission, Zhong Nanshan, Zhong Nanshan Nanshan, In China Nanshan


Here are the diets of notable tech billionaires, from Mark Zuckergberg's 'kill what you eat' routine to Bill Gates' Diet Coke obsession

Billionaires may splurge on multi-million-dollar estates and luxury cars, but that doesn't mean they're digging deep in their wallets for the best and most expensive foods. Some tech billionaires are well known for their outrageous and unhealthy eating habits. These are some of the richest in the tech world who have spoken publicly about their diets. Visit Business Insider's homepage for more stories. Just because billionaires have the money to pay for pricey personal chefs or high-end health...
Tags: Apple, Amazon, Facebook, Mark Zuckerberg, Spacex, Elon Musk, Steve Jobs, New York City, Trends, Tesla, Daily Mail, Bill Gates, Mark Cuban, Reddit, Virgin Group, Richard Branson


A new book about Facebook leaves out a glaring detail about Mark Zuckerberg's views toward privacy in the social network's early days (FB)

In "Facebook: The Inside Story," author Steven Levy offers an unprecedented look into how Mark Zuckerberg built Facebook into the world's largest social network. Levy, a writer at Wired magazine, says Zuckerberg  "vowed to make privacy a core component" of Facebook from its early days, but noted he often fell short of that aim. However, the book leaves out a series of messages sent by Zuckerberg, first reported by Business Insider in 2010, where he calls people "dumb f--ks" for trusting him wi...
Tags: Apple, Facebook, Mark Zuckerberg, Trends, Harvard, Levy, Beverly Hills, Jeff Bezos, Federal Trade Commission, Zuckerberg, Crimson, Steven Levy, Wired Magazine, Cambridge Analytica, The Harvard Crimson, Harvard Zuckerberg


People are selling medical face-masks on Facebook in bulk amid coronavirus fears (FB)

Fears around the novel coronavirus have created a bustling market in medical face masks on Facebook. People are buying and selling huge quantities of the masks via dedicated Facebook groups with tens of thousands of members. Public health experts have warned that stockpiling masks could make it harder for medical professionals to get the supplies they need. There have been 79,000 confirmed cases of COVID-19 worldwide, and more than 2,600 deaths. As the number of coronavirus cases continues to...
Tags: Amazon, Facebook, Mark Zuckerberg, US, Trends, Beverly Hills, Jeff Bezos, Signal, Priscilla Chan, Facebook People, COVID


San Francisco's mayor has declared a state of emergency as the coronavirus continues to spread

San Francisco Mayor London Breed has declared a state of emergency in the city. Breed said the city is "taking the necessary steps to protect San Franciscans from harm." The coronavirus outbreak, which began in China, has spread in Asia, the Middle East, and Europe. There are now 53 confirmed cases in the US. Worldwide, more than 2,700 people have died from COVID-19 with more than 80,000 infected. On Tuesday, the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention issued a warning that an outbreak in t...
Tags: Asia, Europe, London, Congress, White House, China, US, San Francisco, Trends, Middle East, Beverly Hills, Silicon Valley, Andreessen Horowitz, Jeff Bezos, Centers For Disease Control And Prevention, Breed


The NTSB said Tesla's Autopilot and an inattentive driver were likely factors in a fatal 2018 crash (TSLA)

The National Transportation Safety Board said both Tesla's Autopilot system and an inattentive driver played a role in a fatal 2018 crash, The Verge reported. The NTSB held a hearing about the incident on Tuesday after a 23-month investigation. The 2018 incident raised questions about how Tesla has marketed Autopilot, and whether drivers are capable of using it responsibly. Visit Business Insider's homepage for more stories. The National Transportation Safety Board has determined that Tesla's...
Tags: Google, Elon Musk, US, Trends, Tesla, Bloomberg, Beverly Hills, Jeff Bezos, Business Insider, Cadillac, Ntsb, National Transportation Safety Board, Huang, Mountain View California, Andrew Yang, Walter Huang


Photos: Amazon opens cashier-less grocery store

By Joseph Pisani, The Associated Press Amazon wants to kill the supermarket checkout line. The online retailing giant is opening its first cashier-less supermarket, where shoppers can grab milk or eggs and walk out without waiting in line or ever opening their wallets. It’s the latest sign that Amazon is serious about shaking up the $800 billion grocery industry. At the new store, which opened Tuesday in Amazon’s hometown of Seattle, shoppers scan a smartphone app to enter the store. Cameras and...
Tags: Amazon, Whole Foods, Walmart, Sport, Soccer, Beverly Hills, Jeff Bezos, Seattle, Bishop, Kroger, David Geffen, Irvine, Woodland Hills, Janes, Culver City, Barilla


Google apologizes after its Nest security cameras stopped working during a 17-hour outage

Google's Nest customers lost their livestream connections and recording capabilities with their home-security cameras for 17 hours on Monday, according to a report by The Verge. The issue unfolded during a planned update of the server's storage software.  The outage frustrated many Nest customers, and some voiced their concerns on Twitter. Google apologized for the issues in a blog post. Visit Business Insider's homepage for more stories. Google's Nest home-security cameras experienced a 17-...
Tags: Google, Amazon, Trends, Beverly Hills, Nest, Jeff Bezos, Billy, Twitter Google, Stephen Miller, Michael Liu, Google Nest, Nest Hub Max, ADT Google, Rishi Chandra VP


The ‘Netflix of gaming’ is coming, and video game makers are worried that their business could meet the same fate as music and movies (MSFT, SNE, GOOGL)

Like movies, TV, and music before it, the video game industry is currently going through a paradigm shift toward subscription services. Microsoft's Game Pass and Apple Arcade are leading the charge, but they're just the tip of the iceberg. The shift has been majorly beneficial to video game fans, who have more ways than ever to play great games. But game makers speaking with Business Insider tell a different story: "What happened with the other industries is big checks were written for a while...
Tags: Apple, Shonda Rhimes, Microsoft, Anatomy, Trends, Netflix, Beverly Hills, Jeff Bezos, Grey, Microsoft Sony


Airbnb is pushing its hosts to install smart 'party sensors' to stop big bashes once and for all

Airbnb is encouraging hosts to install sensors that detect high humidity and noise in an attempt to crack down on parties. The short-term rental company is offering discounts on three "party prevention" devices ranging from $100 to $150. Airbnb has committed to strongly enforcing its ban on parties after five partygoers were killed in a shootout at a California Airbnb in October. The platform has also fended off reports of hosts using hidden devices to spy on guests. Visit Business Insider's ...
Tags: Trends, Beverly Hills, Airbnb, Jeff Bezos, Brian Chesky, Orinda, An Airbnb, California Airbnb, Minut NoiseAware, Roomonitor Forbes


The TSA said it never used TikTok out of national security concerns, but videos on official agency accounts and from TSA officials appear to contradict that

The TSA says it has stopped allowing employees to use Chinese-owned video app TikTok. TSA also told the Associated Press that it didn't publish content directly to TikTok or publish content directly to the platform.  However, videos from TikTok are still available on TSA's Instagram account, and on official accounts for agency spokespeople. Visit Business Insider's homepage for more stories. The Transportation Security Administration has become the latest government agency to ban TikTok afte...
Tags: New York, Instagram, US, Trends, Ap, Beverly Hills, Pentagon, Associated Press, Tsa, Jeff Bezos, Transportation Security Administration, Tiananmen Square, Tom Cotton, Schumer, Twitter and Instagram, Sen Chuck Schumer


Walmart just took a big step in its move to break Amazon's control over 3rd-party sellers and is officially letting sellers sign up for its fulfillment service (AMZN, WMT)

Walmart started inviting third-party sellers to its new fulfillment service on Tuesday, following a trial run over the past few months. The new service, called Walmart Fulfillment Services, helps store and ship products for third-party merchants selling on its site, and provides other services like returns and customer support. Walmart also said it plans to eventually open up the service to non-Walmart products and offer its own shipping service for inventory going to its warehouse. Walmart's ...
Tags: Amazon, Ebay, US, Trends, Walmart, Bloomberg, Beverly Hills, Jeff Bezos, Amazon Web Services, Shopify, Marc Lore, Emarketer, FBA, Andy Jassy, Silicon Valley Business Journal, AMZN WMT


Walmart just took a big step in its move to break Amazon's control over third-party sellers and is officially letting sellers sign up for its fulfillment service (AMZN, WMT)

Walmart started inviting third-party sellers to its new fulfillment service on Tuesday, following a trial run over the past few months. The new service, called Walmart Fulfillment Services, helps store and ship products for third-party merchants selling on its site, and provides other services like returns and customer support. Walmart also said it plans to eventually open up the service to non-Walmart products and offer its own shipping service for inventory going to its warehouse. Walmart's ...
Tags: Amazon, Ebay, US, Trends, Walmart, Bloomberg, Beverly Hills, Jeff Bezos, Amazon Web Services, Shopify, Marc Lore, Emarketer, FBA, Andy Jassy, Silicon Valley Business Journal, AMZN WMT


The woman who blew the whistle on Uber describes the terrifying fallout after she published details about the company's sexist work culture (UBER)

Former Uber engineer Susan Fowler published a new book recounting her time at the company and what happened after she revealed details of Uber's toxic culture.  In the book, "Whistleblower," Fowler described the fallout from publishing her story: investigators digging into her past, her social media accounts getting hacked, and people following her to and from work.  Fowler said she was "followed and stalked" up until she wrote the book, but that now-CEO Dara Khosrowshahi has told her that he ...
Tags: Amazon, Facebook, Uber, Trends, Beverly Hills, Silicon Valley, The New York Times, Travis Kalanick, Jeff Bezos, Bart, Susan, Fowler, Susan Fowler, Dara Khosrowshahi, Fight for Justice


Now that Apple has finally made AirPods that fit in more people's ears, it's time to make the cheaper AirPods fit better too (AAPL)

Apple's earbuds have never fit my ears, but the AirPods Pro do, and they might finally bring solace to anyone else who has had fit difficulties with Apple's entry-level earbuds. The AirPods Pro fit deeper into the ear, and they come with three sizes of rubber tips to accommodate different ear sizes. Unlike with regular AirPods, I can shake my head and they don't fall out.  But the AirPods Pro cost $250, which is a high asking price for a pair of earbuds. Apple should update its cheaper AirPods...
Tags: Apple, Trends, Sony, Beverly Hills, Jeff Bezos, Bose, Aapl


Creating new drugs is too slow and too expensive. A top exec at the $130 billion biotech Amgen shares how he's 'loading the dice' to juice the chances of success

The business of developing new drugs faces two "existential challenges," Amgen's research chief David Reese told Business Insider in a recent interview. Those are: How long it takes to take a drug from idea to approval, and the high failure rates for therapies that start human trials, said Reese. He took charge of the $130 billion biotech's research strategy in 2018. "It has to change, therefore it will," Reese said on the low success rate of drugs, where about 8% that enter clinical testing a...
Tags: Utah, UK, Colorado, California, America, Trends, Deloitte, Jeff Bezos, Business Insider, Amg, Bush, Amgen, GSK, Reese, KRAS, Gilead




Uber is putting video ads on top of its cars, and it's ramping up with 1,000 vehicles across three US cities

  Uber has bought ad-tech company Adomni and has created a whole new wing of its business dedicated to putting advertising on cars, Adweek reports. Initially Uber will run a pilot test in three US cities, placing advertising car-toppers on 1,000 vehicles. The pilot will run until April 1. This marks a major new stream of revenue for the ridehailing giant, which is yet to become profitable.  Last week Axios reported that rival Lyft had acquired car-top ad-tech company Halo cars. Visit Business ...
Tags: Lyft, Ipo, US, Trends, Beverly Hills, Jeff Bezos, Adweek, Phoenix, Ad Council, Atlanta Dallas, Axios, Adomni, Brett Baker, Jonathan Gudai, Gudai, News of Uber


8 predictions made by Amazon CEO Jeff Bezos more than 20 years ago that were right on the money (AMZN)

Amazon has grown from an online bookseller to a domineering tech giant since Jeff Bezos founded it in 1994. Even when Amazon was young, Bezos had an extraordinary vision for his company. Here are some of the predictions Bezos made in 1999, more than 20 years ago, that turned out to be accurate. Visit Business Insider's homepage for more stories. In 1999, Amazon was a 5-year-old kindergartner startup navigating the early ecommerce market. But that didn't stop CEO Jeff Bezos from dreaming big. ...
Tags: Google, Amazon, Facebook, New York City, US, Trends, Credit Suisse, Cbs, Npr, Jeff Bezos, Alexa, Charlie Rose, Bezos, Adam Neumann, Bob Simon, Marist


Production of Audi's electric e-Tron SUV is on pause due to a battery shortage — and it shows why Tesla and GM are spending billions on battery factories

Audi's electric e-Tron SUV is in the middle of a production stoppage due to a battery shortage, Bloomberg reports. The pause began on February 20 and will end on Tuesday, an Audi representative told Bloomberg. Automakers have been investing in joint ventures with battery companies as they plan to significantly increase electric-vehicle production over the next decade, and this shortage shows why. Visit Business Insider's homepage for more stories. Production of Audi's e-Tron electric SUV has ...
Tags: Elon Musk, Trends, Tesla, Bloomberg, Porsche, Ford, Gm, Beverly Hills, Jaguar, Panasonic, Nevada, Jeff Bezos, Audi, Hyundai, Audi of America, LG Chem