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Eat this, exercise now; new personalized software predicts and helps prevents blood sugar spikes

Not everyone has Type 2 diabetes, the disease that causes chronically high blood sugar levels, but many do. Around 9% of Americans are afflicted, and another 30% are at risk of developing it. Enter software by January AI, a four-year-old, subscription-based startup that in November began providing personalized nutritional and activity-related suggestions to its customers based on a combination of food-related data the company has quietly amassed over three years, and each person’s unique profile...
Tags: Health, TC, Stanford, Tech, SaaS, Venture Capital, Marissa Mayer, Jerry Yang, Felicis Ventures, Marc Benioff, Ame Cloud Ventures, Mike, Hashemi, Michael Snyder, SignalFire, Steve Chen


Eat this, exercise now; new personalized software predicts and helps prevent blood sugar spikes

Not everyone has Type 2 diabetes, the disease that causes chronically high blood sugar levels, but many do. Around 9% of Americans are afflicted, and another 30% are at risk of developing it. Enter software by January AI, a four-year-old, subscription-based startup that in November began providing personalized nutritional and activity-related suggestions to its customers based on a combination of food-related data the company has quietly amassed over three years, and each person’s unique profile...
Tags: Health, TC, Stanford, Tech, SaaS, Venture Capital, Marissa Mayer, Jerry Yang, Felicis Ventures, Marc Benioff, Ame Cloud Ventures, Mike, Snyder, Hashemi, Michael Snyder, SignalFire


Newly funded Maisonette is becoming a go-to brand for fashion-conscious families; here’s how

Maisonette, a four-year-old, New York-based company has aimed from the outset to become a one-stop curated shop for everything a family might need for their young children. That plan appears to be working. Today, the company — which launched with preppy young children’s apparel and has steadily built out categories that include home decor, home furniture, toys, gear, and accessories — says it doubled its number of customers last year and tripled its revenue. Indeed, even as COVID could have crim...
Tags: Google, Amazon, New York, Milan, China, Tech, Brooklyn, Vogue, Anna Wintour, Princeton, Marissa Mayer, Gucci, Nea, Georgetown, Llamas, Mayer


Sunshine Contacts may have given out your home address, even if you’re not using the app

A third-party contacts app you’re not using may be handing out your home address to its users. In November, former Yahoo CEO and Google veteran Marissa Mayer and co-founder Enrique Muñoz Torres introduced their newly rebranded startup Sunshine, and its first product, Sunshine Contacts. The new iOS app offers to organize your address book by handling duplicates and merges using AI technology, as well as fill in some of the missing bits of information by gathering data from the web — like LinkedIn...
Tags: Google, Mobile, Apps, Privacy, Yahoo, Tech, Sunshine, Marissa Mayer, Whitepages, Enrique Munoz Torres, Sunshine Contacts


Daily Crunch: Apple cuts App Store fees

Apple is making a big shift in App Store fees, Duolingo raises more funding and Pfizer releases updated vaccine results. This is your Daily Crunch for November 18, 2020. The big story: Apple cuts App Store fees Apple is cutting the 30% fee it normally charges for App Store transactions to 15% for some developers — specifically, those who, after Apple’s commission, earn less than $1 million per year. The company estimates that this will impact the “vast majority” of apps, with more details a...
Tags: Apple, Google, TC, Mobile, Facebook, China, US, Tech, Atlantic, Tim Cook, Pfizer, App Store, Jack Dorsey, Donald Trump, Marissa Mayer, Robinhood


Former Yahoo CEO Marissa Mayer's new company launches its first product

Marissa Mayer, the former Yahoo CEO and the first female engineer at Google, is finally revealing more details about her next chapter.
Tags: Google, Yahoo, Cnn, Marissa Mayer


Ex-Yahoo CEO Marissa Mayer's Sunshine startup has launched an AI-powered app to help people keep their contacts organized

Marissa Mayer in 2015. Elijah Nouvelage/Reuters Marissa Mayer launched an AI app called Sunshine Contacts as part of her first venture since stepping down as CEO and president of Yahoo in 2017, when Verizon bought it for $4.48 billion.  Sunshine said it plans to launch a series of products intended to "free up time" for users.  Sunshine Contacts uses artificial intelligence to rearrange address books, remove duplicate contacts, and keep contact info up to date.  Visit Business Insider's ho...
Tags: Apple, Verizon, Apps, Yahoo, Trends, Tech, Sunshine, Marissa Mayer, Mayer, Enrique Munoz Torres, Kevin Shalvey, Elijah Nouvelage Reuters Marissa Mayer, Sunshine Sunshine


Marissa Mayer Wants To Clean Up Your Contacts, and That's Just For Starters

An anonymous reader shares a report: Marissa Mayer shoves her iPhone toward her MacBook's webcam until it overwhelms the screen on the Google Meet video call we are sharing. "I admire Apple," she declares. "They are the best at what they do. But the fact that the biggest and most successful company on Earth by some measures -- and certainly the best at design, bar none -- thinks that when you meet someone new, that this is an ideal interface is mind-blowing. It's like bad nerd humor." What Mayer...
Tags: Google, Yahoo, Tech, Mit, Marissa Mayer, Mayer, Enrique Munoz Torres, Lumi Labs, Munoz Torres


Marissa Mayer’s Next Act Is Here

The former Yahoo CEO wants to build a better address book on your phone. Does anyone want it?
Tags: Yahoo, Marissa Mayer


Marissa Mayer is back and she wants to fix your address book

Former Yahoo CEO Marissa Mayer on Wednesday announced the launch of Sunshine, a consumer apps startup.
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Marissa Mayer’s startup launches its first official product, Sunshine Contacts

Former Yahoo CEO and early Google employee Marissa Mayer’s startup Lumi Labs is today rebranding to Sunshine and releasing its first official product. Its new app, Sunshine Contacts, aims to be a better tool for organizing, updating and sharing contact information with others. In time, the company envisions a portfolio of consumer-facing applications that simplify common tasks in areas like events, organization, family sharing, scheduling and more. Founded in 2018 by Mayer and fellow...
Tags: Apple, Google, Startups, Mobile, Apps, Gmail, Contacts, Yahoo, Tech, Ios Apps, Artificial Intelligence, Sunshine, Marissa Mayer, CRM, Mobile App, Mayer


12 tricks Steve Jobs, Jeff Bezos, and other famous execs used to run meetings

At Amazon, people aren't only expected to participate in meetings, they're obliged to speak up if they disagree with something that was said. Getty Images The overwhelming majority of business leaders find most meetings largely unproductive, per a 2017 survey conducted by the Harvard Business Review. Unproductive meetings are usually caused by having too many people in the room, not having an agenda, or simply meeting too often. Successful executives like Jeff Bezos, Elon Musk, and...
Tags: Apple, Google, Amazon, Spacex, Elon Musk, Yahoo, Steve Jobs, Evernote, US, Barack Obama, Trends, Nike, Tesla, Hp, Larry Page, Gm


Joe Biden's VP pick Kamala Harris has held prominent roles in California politics since 2004. Here are the tech moguls and A-list Hollywood bigwigs who have supported her over the years.

On August 11, Joe Biden picked Kamala Harris as his choice for vice president on his 2020 ticket. Harris, a Democratic senator for California, has also held positions as district attorney for San Francisco and attorney general for the state. She has homes in both LA and San Francisco. California Gov. Gavin Newsom campaigned for Harris in Iowa in December 2019. Forbes reported that an overwhelming majority of her 2019 donors came from California and she unsurprisingly has a fan base in the two...
Tags: Apple, Facebook, Hollywood, Shonda Rhimes, Jobs, Instagram, Nbc, California, Steve Jobs, Ebay, Aaron Sorkin, La, Stanford, Senate, Massachusetts, Politico


The simple productivity hack Steve Jobs used to hone Apple's focus and set the company on the path toward its $1.9 trillion valuation

Steve Jobs launched two of the most valuable companies — Apple and Pixar. Successful leaders like Google cofounder Larry Page and former Yahoo CEO Jerry Yang both went to Jobs for leadership advice.  Jobs believed that smart leaders will focus on only one goal each year, instead of making a list of what they want to achieve.  Concentrating on one goal at a time can allow leaders to obtain greater focus, Jobs said.  Visit Business Insider's homepage for more stories. In the fall of 2007, newly...
Tags: Apple, Google, Jobs, Yahoo, Steve Jobs, Trends, Larry Page, Ben Franklin, Marissa Mayer, Jerry Yang, Harvard Business Review, Joe, Tim Ferriss, Yang, Isaacson, Walter Isaacson


Former Silicon Valley VC says Ghislaine Maxwell attended an investor party in 2011 despite reports 'about her supplying underage girls for sex'

Former Reddit CEO Ellen Pao said Monday that Ghislaine Maxwell attended a 2011 party in Silicon Valley hosted by the venture capital firm Kleiner Perkins. "We knew about her supplying underage girls for sex, but I guess that was fine with the 'cool' people who managed the tightly controlled guest list," Pao wrote in a tweet. Pao, a former partner at Kleiner Perkins, later clarified to Business Insider that people at the party "suspected" Maxwell was guilty because some of Epstein's victims had...
Tags: Google, Amazon, Twitter, Microsoft, Trends, Tesla, Hp, Bill Gates, Sergey Brin, Reid Hoffman, Reddit, Maxwell, Silicon Valley, Ellen Pao, Jeff Bezos, Marissa Mayer


Meet the 15 Google execs who report to CEO Sundar Pichai and are leading the internet company's most critical businesses (GOOG, GOOGL)

Google's corporate structure has once again shifted, streamlining certain groups and assigning new titles and responsibilities to CEO Sundar Pichai's team of executives. Pichai's inner circle of direct reports are helping the Google chief steer the company through a challenging period marked by increasing regulatory scrutiny, employee unrest and a pandemic that threatens to cause the first revenue decline in Google history. Business Insider has identified the key direct reports along with thei...
Tags: Google, Microsoft, Youtube, Ebay, India, US, Trends, Bloomberg, Larry Page, Harvard University, Aol, Sergey Brin, World Health Organization, Starbucks, Susan Wojcicki, Ben Smith


A new book reveals Facebook, Amazon and Google's business secrets. Here's a breakdown of the key lessons from 'Always Day One'.

A new book by BuzzFeed journalist and author Alex Kantrowitz gives readers a sneak peek into the business practices that keep tech giants like Facebook and Google on top.  "Always Day One" digs deep into Amazon's culture of invention, Mark Zuckerberg's obsession with feedback, and how important collaboration is to Google.  The book includes insider gossip about Google employees mocking Marissa Mayer, who left the search giant to become CEO of Yahoo, and how Mark Zuckerberg once matched with hi...
Tags: Apple, Google, Amazon, Facebook, Mark Zuckerberg, Yahoo, Trends, Peter Thiel, Jeff Bezos, Marissa Mayer, Sundar Pichai, Pichai, Zuckerberg, Peter, Mark, Bezos


A new book details how Google employees mocked Marissa Mayer on an internal meme page when she quit for Yahoo

Marissa Mayer was mocked by her former colleagues at Google on an internal meme page after announcing she was leaving to take the top job at Yahoo. A post circulated on Google's internal website, Memegem, congratulated her on taking a role at a 'non-profit'.  Mayer left Yahoo in 2017 after overseeing a period of slowing growth, internal dissent, and plummeting employee morale. The story is recounted in "Always Day One", the new book by BuzzFeed reporter Alex Kantrowitz, on sale now.   Visit Bu...
Tags: Google, Verizon, Yahoo, Congress, Trends, Palo Alto, Silicon Valley, Louisiana, Marissa Mayer, Mayer, Alex Kantrowitz, Marissa Meyer, Kantrowitz, Yahoo Googlers, Google Memegem, Sundar -RSB- Pichai


130-hour weeks, years without vacation, and the 3.45am wakeup: The work habits of Elon Musk, Tim Cook, and the Silicon Valley elite

Tech CEOs and executives in Silicon Valley display unique traits that inform the success of their companies, and which might seem pretty extreme to the average person. Most normal people couldn't manage 3.45am wakeups or going without vacation for almost 10 years. We looked at the habits of 10 tech CEOs, founders, and execs who have developed seemingly strange or unique habits in a bid to keep their companies successful. Visit Business Insider's homepage for more stories. When you run the mos...
Tags: Apple, Google, Elon Musk, Cook, Microsoft, Yahoo, California, Trends, Tesla, Bloomberg, New York Times, Bill Gates, Larry Ellison, Tim Cook, Mark Cuban, Silicon Valley


Lady Gaga reportedly once critiqued Larry Page for A/B testing a product color: 'Did Picasso A/B test his paintings?' (GOOG, GOOGL)

Lady Gaga once critiqued Larry Page for A/B testing a potential product color.  "Did Picasso A/B test his paintings?" she said in response to him asking if she would ever do similar research. That's according to the new book "A-List Angels," which explores how celebrities became major investors in tech startups. Visit Business Insider's homepage for more stories. A 2011 interaction between musician Lady Gaga and Google cofounder Larry Page perfectly illustrates the friction that can occasiona...
Tags: Google, Yahoo, Trends, Nasa, Larry Page, Lady Gaga, Marissa Mayer, Troy Carter, Google Play Music, Page, Gaga, Carter, Shaquille O Neal, Mayer, Zack O Malley Greenburg, GOOG GOOGL


What Managers Can Learn From Google

Google is the place where great managers are made Image Credit: methodshop .com As managers, where we work will probably play a big role in how we develop our manager skills. If we could all choose where we worked, I’m pretty sure that a lot of us would all agree that working for Google would probably be a good choice. Once upon a time Google was a small start-up company. Since then, they have grown and they now employ over 70,000 workers. It turns out that all those people needed leaders. ...
Tags: Google, Career, Failure, Careers, Success, Training, Leaders, Experience, Inspire, Manager, Silicon Valley, Words, Marissa Mayer, Big, Ben Silbermann, Inspiring


TIME Announces Expansion Plans and Speaker Lineup for the 2020 TIME 100 Summit

(New York, NY) — TIME will expand its TIME 100 Summit, the live event extension of the annual TIME 100 list of the most influential people in the world, to a two-day event in 2020. The second annual event, to be held on April 21 and April 22, will convene the TIME 100 community and speakers across a diverse range of sectors including government, business, entertainment, health and science, and more, to spotlight solutions and encourage action toward a better world. “We are excited to build ...
Tags: News, Uncategorized, Broadway, John Kerry, Lincoln Center, Ted Sarandos, Marissa Mayer, Sundar Pichai, Hamilton, Citi, New York New York, PepsiCo Inc, David Korins, Edward Felsenthal, Christian Siriano, Dear Evan Hansen


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


Here's where Google's first 21 employees are now (GOOG, GOOGL)

Most of the original employees at Google have since left the company — even founders Larry Page and Sergey Brin. Many early Googlers became entrepreneurs or executives at other companies. Marissa Mayer, for example, was employee No. 21 — she later became CEO of Yahoo.  Others have stayed at Google. Susan Wojcicki, Google's 16th employee, is currently the CEO of YouTube. Visit Business Insider's homepage for more stories. Only a few of Google's earliest employees still work at the internet gia...
Tags: Google, Verizon, Twitter, Elon Musk, London, Yahoo, Massachusetts, Trends, Linkedin, Cisco, Larry Page, Larry Ellison, Sergey Brin, Google Earth, Susan Wojcicki, Lake Tahoe


The inventor of Facebook's 'like' button reflects on building products that are ethical under his new values-oriented boss, who has compared Facebook to cigarettes (FB, CRM)

Salesforce Chief Operating Officer Bret Taylor on Wednesday spoke with Insider Global Editor in Chief Nicholas Carlson during the World Economic Forum in Davos, Switzerland.  The former chief technology officer of Facebook has played a major role in shaping big technology companies into what they are today: He built the "like" button for a social network that would later be acquired by Facebook. Taylor said he has now thought a lot about the role of values and ethics when building products, es...
Tags: Facebook, Instagram, Softbank, Trends, Silicon Valley, Salesforce, Google Maps, Msnbc, Taylor, Marissa Mayer, Davos Switzerland, Kara Swisher, Benioff, Nicholas Carlson, Bret Taylor, Facebook Back


The CEO of $48 billion Shopify says long hours aren't necessary for success: 'I'm home at 5:30pm every evening'

Shopify founder CEO Tobi Lutke has a holiday message for you: you don't need to work 80 hours a week to be successful. He's living proof, he explained in a Twitter thread on Thursday. Shopify is expected to report $1.55 billion in revenue for 2019, according to analysts polled by Seeking Alpha, and its stock has soared over 200% in 2019 to $407 per share. All of it done with a reasonable workweek, Lutke says. "I've never worked through a night. The only times I worked more than 40 hours in a w...
Tags: Elon Musk, Arianna Huffington, Stanford, Trends, Tesla, Canada, Silicon Valley, Jack Dorsey, Marissa Mayer, Shopify, Jason Fried, Ottawa Canada, Tobi Lutke, Julie Bort, Twitter and Square, Lütke


The 2010s were supposed to be all about tectonic shifts in media and advertising. Here's a look back at the blockbuster deals that did — and didn't happen

Mike Shields, the former advertising editor for Business Insider who is now CEO of Shields Strategic Consulting, lists the most game-changing advertising/media/marketing tech deals of the past decade. These include Disney acquiring Maker Studios for almost $1 billion in 2014; AOL acquiring The Huffington Post in 2011; and News Corp. acquiring Time Warner, among others. Click here for more BI Prime stories. Wow, there sure have been a lot of deals in the media industry. Just the other day, Rub...
Tags: Verizon, Yahoo, Time Warner, Abc, Disney, US, Trends, Comcast, Aol, Nbcuniversal, Nba, Flickr, News Corp, Marissa Mayer, Publicis, Huffington Post


The 2010s were all about blockbuster bets and tectonic shifts. Here's a look back at the decade's most game-changing deals in advertising, media, and marketing.

Mike Shields, the former advertising editor for Business Insider who is now CEO of Shields Strategic Consulting, lists the most game-changing advertising/media/marketing tech deals of the past decade. These include Disney acquiring Maker Studios for almost $1 billion in 2014; AOL acquiring The Huffington Post in 2011; and News Corp. acquiring Time Warner, among others. Click here for more BI Prime stories. Wow, there sure have been a lot of deals in the media industry. Just the other day, Rub...
Tags: Verizon, Yahoo, Time Warner, Abc, Disney, US, Trends, Comcast, Aol, Nbcuniversal, Nba, Louisiana, Flickr, News Corp, Marissa Mayer, Publicis


Marissa Mayer's New Project is a Suite of Timesaving Apps

The Google and Yahoo vet shares a few cryptic details about her new foray into the productivity space with Lumi Labs. From a report: Mayer remains cryptic about the specific types of apps Lumi has under development, and the time frame for their launch. But she will say that Lumi stands to benefit from the kinds of AI breakthroughs that Silicon Valley researchers are making in areas such as teaching cars to drive themselves. This kind of work, she says, is immediately useful for the tools Lumi is...
Tags: Google, Yahoo, Tech, Silicon Valley, Marissa Mayer, Mayer, Lumi, Lumi Labs