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20 soft skills every leader needs to be successful

NBA Commissioner Adam Silver. Dennis Wierzbicki-USA TODAY Sports Leaders use interpersonal skills to build company morale and maintain relationships.The soft skills that all good leaders need include knowing how to negotiate, making sure to listen to each employee, and giving praise when due.Visit Business Insider's homepage for more stories. The most successful leaders have not only mastered technical skills, they've also mastered soft skills.Commonly known as "people" or interpersonal ski...
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10 things in tech you need to know today

TikTok CEO Kevin Mayer. Reuters/Brendan McDermid Good morning! This is the tech news you need to know this Thursday. Sign up here to get this email in your inbox every morning.TikTok CEO Kevin Mayer resigned as the Trump administration is pushing to ban the Chinese-owned app. Mayer joined TikTok in May as CEO and served as COO of its parent company ByteDance. Jeff Bezos is now worth more than $200 billion, making him the richest person in the world by nearly $90 billion. Bezos has more weal...
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Former LinkedIn CEO Jeff Weiner's under-the-radar VC firm led a $3.5 million Seed round for Trala, the violin app that's democratizing access to music education in over 100 countries

Former college roommates Sam Walder and Vishnu Indukuri teamed up and co-founded Trala, an app that provides remote violin lessons. On Wednesday, the startup announced that it raised a fresh $3.5 million in seed funding from former LinkedIn CEO Jeff Weiner and his under-the-radar VC firm, Next Play Ventures. Business Insider spoke with Trala CEO Sam Walder about building a company that makes music education more accessible to those who are often excluded from it, including older people, musici...
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On demand mental health service provider Ginger raises $50 million

Ginger, a provider of on demand mental healthcare services, has raised $50 million in a new round of funding. The new capital comes as interest and investment in mental health and wellness has emerged as the next big area of interest for investors in new technology and healthcare services companies. Mental health startups saw record deal volumes in the second quarter of 2020 on the heels of rising demand caused by the COVID-19 epidemic, according to the data analysis firm CB Insights. More than ...
Tags: TC, Tech, Mit, Glass, Mental Health, David, Cigna, Jeff Weiner, Columbia, Sephora, Bessemer Venture Partners, Headspace, Ginger, Massachusetts Institute Of Technology, Roman, Advance


Chrome competitor, The Browser Company, quietly raises $5M

A handful of Silicon Valley’s notable figures are backing a software startup looking to challenge Google Chrome’s dominance. The startup, called The Browser Company, is led by Joshua Miller, who previously served as the Obama White House’s Director of Product and is currently an investor at Thrive Capital, an investment firm founded by Josh Kushner. The New York startup has raised just north of $5 million in funding, a source familiar tells TechCrunch. The company’s backers include LinkedIn’s...
Tags: Chrome, Google-chrome, Firefox, Google, TC, Linkedin, Tech, Tesla, Browsers, Jeff Weiner, Silicon Valley, Josh Miller, Miller, Obama White House, Josh Kushner, Jason Warner


In leaked audio, LinkedIn said it would 'restrict' Trump if he uses the platform to incite violence or spread misinformation

In leaked audio from a June 3 Q&A with LinkedIn leadership, general counsel Blake Lawit said the platform would "restrict" President Trump and other politicians if they use it to incite violence or spread misinformation. His quote came in response to an employee who asked if new CEO Ryan Roslansky would fact-check Trump's posts, unlike Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg. Roslansky also acknowledged LinkedIn has diversity problems. Click here for more BI Prime stories. In leaked audio files recorded...
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In leaked audio, LinkedIn said it would 'restrict' Trump if he used the platform to incite violence or spread misinformation

In leaked audio from a June 3 Q&A with LinkedIn leadership, general counsel Blake Lawit said the platform would "restrict" President Trump and other politicians if they used it to incite violence or spread misinformation. His quote came in response to an employee who asked if new CEO Ryan Roslansky would fact-check Trump's posts, unlike Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg. Roslansky also acknowledged LinkedIn has diversity problems. Click here for more BI Prime stories. In leaked audio files recorde...
Tags: Facebook, Twitter, Minneapolis, Trends, Linkedin, Jeff Weiner, Donald Trump, Trump, Don, Ryan, Facebook In, Trump Facebook, Ryan Roslansky, Roslansky, Leverich, Blake Lawit


LinkedIn CEO apologizes after an internal meeting about racial inequality and bias was hit with 'appalling' comments from anonymous employees

LinkedIn CEO Ryan Roslansky apologized on Thursday after employees anonymously made "appalling" comments criticising the company's efforts to diversify its workforce during a global town hall meeting to discuss racial inequity and biases earlier this week.  Roslansky, who only started as CEO of the Microsoft-owned social network on Monday, apologized for allowing the comments."We are not and will not be a company or platform where racism or hateful speech is allowed," he said. Other LinkedIn s...
Tags: Microsoft, Trends, Linkedin, United States, Jeff Weiner, Signal, Daily Beast, Ryan Roslansky, Roslansky, George Floyd, Rosanna Durruthy LinkedIn


LinkedIn CEO apologizes after an internal meeting about racial inequality and bias was overrun by 'appalling' comments from anonymous employees

LinkedIn CEO Ryan Roslansky apologized on Thursday after employees anonymously made "appalling" comments criticising the company's efforts to diversify its workforce during a global town hall meeting to discuss racial inequity and biases earlier this week.  Roslansky, who only started as CEO of the Microsoft-owned social network on Monday, apologized for allowing the comments."We are not and will not be a company or platform where racism or hateful speech is allowed," he said. Other LinkedIn s...
Tags: Microsoft, Trends, Linkedin, United States, Jeff Weiner, Signal, Daily Beast, Ryan Roslansky, Roslansky, George Floyd, Rosanna Durruthy LinkedIn


Identity management startup Truework raises $30M to help you verify your work history

As organizations look for safe and efficient ways of running their services in the new global paradigm of increased social distancing, a startup that has built a platform to help people verify their work details in a secure way is announcing a round of growth funding. Truework, which provides a way for banks, apartment-rental agencies, and others to check the employment details of an applicant in a quick and secure manner online, has raised $30 million, money that CEO and co-founder Ryan Sandler...
Tags: Apple, TC, Enterprise, Identity Management, Linkedin, Tech, Jeff Weiner, Sequoia Capital, Khosla Ventures, Sequoia, Alfred Lin, Facebook Google, Sandler, Identity Verification, Activant Capital, Steve Sarracino


LinkedIn has no plans to make COVID-19 related layoffs from now until end of fiscal year

LinkedIn has no plans to make COVID-related layoffs until at least the end of June 2020, the professional network has confirmed to TechCrunch. This announcements comes after Salesforce CEO Marc Benioff’s pledge last month to have no significant layoffs for the next 90 days. Other business leaders such as Bank of America’s CEO Brian Moynihan and Morgan Stanley’s CEO James Gorman have also agreed to pause any potential layoffs until the end of 2020. Layoffs are trickling down to all industries,...
Tags: Social, TC, Microsoft, Linkedin, Tech, Bank Of America, Jeff Weiner, Salesforce, Morgan Stanley, Marc Benioff, James Gorman, Brian Moynihan, Personnel, Coronavirus, COVID-19, COVID


LinkedIn pauses new hires due to coronavirus uncertainty — read the leaked internal memo

LinkedIn has instituted a company-wide pause on all new hires due to economic uncertainty stemming from the coronavirus outbreak, according to an internal memo sent by VP of Talent Solutions Mark Lobosco on Friday, March 27, and obtained by Business Insider. A spokesperson confirmed the authenticity of the memo but said LinkedIn continues to hire in unspecified "key areas." The email, however, reads that all open positions are "on hold until further notice." The memo says outgoing CEO Jeff Wei...
Tags: Microsoft, Trends, Linkedin, Weber Shandwick, Jeff Weiner, Louisiana, Emarketer, Jeff, Nicole Leverich, Contact Patrick Coffee on Signal, Mark Lobosco, Business Insider A company, Lobosco


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


Daily Crunch: LinkedIn is getting a new CEO

The Daily Crunch is TechCrunch’s roundup of our biggest and most important stories. If you’d like to get this delivered to your inbox every day at around 9am Pacific, you can subscribe here. 1. Jeff Weiner will step down as CEO of LinkedIn June 1, product head Ryan Roslansky steps up The changes are LinkedIn’s first big executive shakeup since the company was acquired by Microsoft in 2016. It’s notable that both of the new appointments (Roslansky and new product head Tomer Cohen) involve long...
Tags: Google, Social, Twitter, Enterprise, Microsoft, Linkedin, Tech, Nasa, Earth, Reddit, Jeff Weiner, Google Maps, Illumina, Ancestry, Ama, Koch


10 things in tech you need to know today

Good morning! This is the tech news you need to know this Thursday. LinkedIn CEO Jeff Weiner is stepping down after 11 years. Weiner will be replaced by Ryan Roslansky, a senior vice president in charge of product. Clearview AI, the startup that scraped billions of photos from Facebook and Google to create a facial-recognition database, was sent a cease-and-desist by Google and YouTube. Twitter, Google, and YouTube say Clearview AI's method of scraping public photos violates their terms of ser...
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Jeff Weiner Will Step Down as CEO of LinkedIn June 1

Major change ahead for LinkedIn, the social network for the working world, now with 675 million members. From a report: Jeff Weiner, who has been leading the company as CEO for the past 11 years, is stepping down on June 1, 2020. His new role will be executive chairman. Ryan Roslansky, who is currently head of product, will be stepping up to the new role of CEO, while Tomer Cohen, who had been under Roslansky, is stepping up to lead the team. The changes are the company's biggest -- and actually...
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Meet Ryan Roslansky, LinkedIn's next CEO who was Jeff Weiner's first hire back in 2009 (MSFT)

LinkedIn CEO Jeff Weiner is stepping down after 11 years at the helm. He will be replaced by Ryan Roslansky, senior vice president of product. Weiner says that Roslansky was his first hire, and was essential to LinkedIn's success. Roslansky has been at LinkedIn since 2009, and oversaw the addition of influencers and other features on the site. Visit Business Insider's homepage for more stories. LinkedIn CEO Jeff Weiner announced on Wednesday that he is stepping down, and will be replaced by s...
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LinkedIn CEO Jeff Weiner is stepping aside

LinkedIn CEO Jeff Weiner will have to update his profile. He's stepping down from the role after being at the helm for the professional networking service for more than decade.
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LinkedIn CEO Jeff Weiner Is Stepping Down After 11 Years

After 11 years at the helm of LinkedIn, Jeff Weiner will step down as CEO and be replaced by Ryan Roslansky, LinkedIn's current head of product. Weiner, who took over as CEO in 2009 after joining from Yahoo, steered the social platform through its $27 billion acquisition by Microsoft in 2017. In an email to...
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LinkedIn CEO Jeff Weiner to step down

Professional networking platform LinkedIn's chief executive officer, Jeff Weiner, said on Wednesday that he would step down from his position effective June 1.
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LinkedIn CEO Jeff Weiner is stepping down and will be replaced by the exec in charge of product (MSFT)

LinkedIn CEO Jeff Weiner is stepping down after 11 years. He will be replaced by Ryan Roslansky, currently a senior vice president in charge of product. In a blog post, Weiner said, "Ryan was the first hire I made after joining LinkedIn in December 2008. He has been essential to the company's success ever since." Weiner also said he had been discussing his plan to step down with Microsoft CEO Satya Nadella since last summer. LinkedIn is owned by Microsoft. Visit Business Insider's homepage for...
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Jeff Weiner will step down as CEO of LinkedIn June 1, product head Ryan Roslansky steps up

Major change ahead for LinkedIn, the social network for the working world, now with 675 million members. Jeff Weiner, who has been leading the company as CEO for the past 11 years, is stepping down on June 1, 2020. His new role will be executive chairman. Ryan Roslansky, who is currently head of product, will be stepping up to the new role of CEO, while Tomer Cohen, who had been under Roslansky, is stepping up to lead the team. The changes are the company’s biggest — and actually, only — big exe...
Tags: TC, Facebook, Microsoft, Linkedin, Tech, Jeff Weiner, Weiner, Tomer Cohen, Ryan Roslansky, Roslansky


The CEO of LinkedIn personally responded to a woman who claimed she was sexually harassed on the platform: 'It is completely unacceptable' (MSFT)

Last week, a LinkedIn user published an open letter to CEO Jeff Weiner, saying that she's experienced harassment and an attempted scam on the professional social network. She called for Microsoft-owned LinkedIn to do more to prevent harassment and scamming. Weiner responded, writing LinkedIn's efforts to address the problems have "room for improvement." LinkedIn users, particularly women, have reported experiencing harassment on the site for years. Click here to read more BI Prime stories Lin...
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What You Can Learn from LinkedIn’s CEO about Eliminating Useless Meetings

Surely meetings weren’t designed to be useless time sucks that everyone dreads until the minute they’re over. You’ve likely been part of the drill at some point. Entire teams and departments shuffle into the boardroom; a few key people speak and make decisions, while the rest are lost in space thinking about they want for lunch while fighting the urge to nod off. But they don’t have to be that way. Employees should want to go to meetings, but this is rarely the case. Meeting Tips from Two Top ...
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8 statement-making watches worn by CEOs and corporate executives

People all over the world opt for timepieces as fashion statements to denote power and class. The includes CEOs, who tend to favor luxury watches and high-tech timepieces. Top execs at Microsoft, Amazon, Toyota, LinkedIn, and Oracle have favorite watches they've been spotted wearing. We carry our cell phones around all day through, and wearing a wristwatch, to many, may seem no longer necessary. That is true of you only treat your watch as a means of learning the current time. For a lot of pe...
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Want a Career You Will Love? Tap into Your Talent and Your Passion

“Looking back on your career 20, 30 years from now, what do you want to say you’ve accomplished?” That’s a question Jeff Weiner, the CEO of LinkedIn, often asks prospective employees. And how would you answer that question? Take a minute and think about it. In other words, what matters to you as you are building your career? In answering that question, you would probably include the accomplishments that you have achieved along the way.  You may include skills you’ve developed and lessons you hav...
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Want a Career You Will Love? Tap into Your Talent and Your Passion

“Looking back on your career 20, 30 years from now, what do you want to say you’ve accomplished?” That’s a question Jeff Weiner, the CEO of LinkedIn, often asks prospective employees. And how would you answer that question? Take a minute and think about it. In other words, what matters to you as you are building your career? In answering that question, you would probably include the accomplishments that you have achieved along the way.  You may include skills you’ve developed and lessons you hav...
Tags: Sales, Linkedin, Passion, Jeff Weiner, Lincoln, Talent, Abraham Lincoln, Starting A Business, Your Career, Clare Booth Luce, Turning Your Passion Into Business


Calm, the 7-year-old meditation app, says it's now valued at $1 billion

Calm, the popular relaxation app, backed by Aston Kutcher's Sound Ventures and Insight Venture Partners, raised $88 million in Series B funding — boosting its valuation to $1 billion, making it tech's first unicorn focused on meditation.  The funding round is led by TPG Growth with participation from Creative Artists Agency (CAA) and existing investors.  Calm said it has 40 million downloads worldwide, with one new user joining every second. The app also has over one million paid subscribers. ...
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Violin app Trala scores $1.29 mln seed

Chicago-based Trala, an app that teaches violin, has raised $1.29 million in seed funding. The investors included Jeff Weiner, CEO of LinkedIn, Origin Ventures and Techstars Ventures. Source: Press Release
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Trala Scores $1.3M For Violin Learning App, Another Win For Techstars' Startup Incubator

Trala has raised an oversubscribed $1.29 million seed investment round for its violin learning app. Trala is part of the Techstar Chicago startup incubator. Investors in the round include Jeff Weiner, CEO of LinkedIn; lead investor Origin Ventures and Techstars Ventures, as well as three  execs at language learning app, CEO Luis Von Ahn, VP of Business Bob Meese and CTO Severin Hacker. Trala is part of Techstars Chicago, a satellite of the successful Techstars global startup ecosyst...
Tags: Music, Diy, Startup, Linkedin, App, Musicians, Jeff Weiner, TechStars, Techstars Ventures, Music Business, Music Tech, Apps & Mobile, Musician, Bruce Houghton, Luis Von Ahn, Violin