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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


Former Yahoo CEO Marissa Mayer's new startup is deliberately targeting 'mundane' tasks, and the first one is a holiday app that organizes addresses

Former Yahoo CEO Marissa Mayer's startup Lumi Labs launched in March 2018, and has mostly stayed quiet since. Lumi's website says the company is focused on building consumer applications that use AI to solve everyday tasks. The world is now getting a look at the first such app, called Holiday Helper, which helps people organize their holiday contact information for sending cards and gifts. If it sounds mundane, that's because it is supposed to be.  Visit Business Insider's homepage for more st...
Tags: Apple, Google, Verizon, Yahoo, Youtube, Trends, Paypal, Silicon Valley, Susan Wojcicki, Marissa Mayer, Mayer, University Avenue, Lumi, Wojcicki, Lumi Labs, GitHub Mayer


Here’s why there are no women over 40 in your office

The US is one of the only countries in which working extremely long hours is extremely rewarding. Other countries tax very high income to the point that it’s not worth earning. In those countries, it’s possible to take care of children and have an interesting job. Because even if a job is really interesting, people don’t work very long hours. In the US there are no good part-time jobs. Jobs that pay solid middle-class wages require at least 50 hours a week. The best jobs go to people whose on...
Tags: US, Careers, Atlantic, New York Times, Quitting, Marissa Mayer, Aspergers, Asperger


A jack-o'-lantern tower, zombies, and free toys: 11 photos that show how Palo Alto's tech billionaires celebrated Halloween

Laurene Powell Jobs, Marissa Mayer, and Sheldon Adelson's stepdaughter all hosted extravagant Halloween parties for the public in Palo Alto on October 31, photos and videos of the events shared on social media show. The elaborate displays included a jack-o'-lantern tower, zombies, a floating witch, professional lighting displays, and a lot of free candy, The Washington Post's Nitasha Tiku reported. Jobs' Halloween show has attracted as many as 3,000 people in years past, a spokesperson for th...
Tags: California, Washington Post, Trends, Palo Alto, Larry Page, Sheldon Adelson, Silicon Valley, Ashton Kutcher, James Corden, Marissa Mayer, Usc, Marc Benioff, San Francisco Bay Area, Red Hot Chili Peppers, Las Vegas Sands, Mayer


Marissa Mayer-backed startup wants $5,000 a year for a VIP family playspace

The Wonder recently raised $2 million in seed funding from investors, including former Yahoo CEO Marissa Mayer, designer Rebecca Minkoff and the Female Founders Fund.
Tags: Yahoo, Cnn, Rebecca Minkoff, Marissa Mayer


Eric Schmidt reveals the best wisdom he got from ultimate Silicon Valley CEO coach Bill Campbell, who worked with Steve Jobs, Sheryl Sandberg, and other star executives

Google executives Eric Schmidt, Jonathan Rosenberg, and Alan Eagle have written a new book called "Trillion Dollar Coach: The Leadership Playbook of Silicon Valley's Bill Campbell."  In this excerpt, they share some of the best management lessons they learned from legendary business coach Bill Campbell, who mentored many of the most successful modern tech leaders before he passed away in 2016. Campbell had a talent for really listening to people, watching body language, sensing mood shifts, an...
Tags: Google, Verizon, Yahoo, Trends, Fbi, Silicon Valley, Mountain View, Bill, Marissa, Marissa Mayer, Eric Schmidt, Columbia, Alphabet, Diane Greene, Trump, Bill Campbell


After watching over 100 TED talks, these insights have stuck with me the most

I attended the TED conference in Vancouver, Canada, where attendees pay $10,000 to learn the next big ideas.  The theme this year, "Bigger Than Us," encouraged speakers to present solutions to the world's greatest challenges. After watching more than 100 talks, I've landed on 13 key insights that we'll be mulling over for years to come. Visit Business Insider's homepage for more stories. While attending the TED conference in Vancouver, Canada, I resolved not to skip a single talk for fe...
Tags: Facebook, Instagram, Yahoo, US, Trends, Research, Mit, Hawaii, Edward Snowden, Stockton, Marissa Mayer, Joseph Gordon Levitt, Walker, Vancouver Canada, Matt Walker, Stockton California


How Did Tech Billionaires’ Favorite Dem Become Bernie Sanders’ Co-Chair?

A few weeks before Sen. Bernie Sanders (I-VT) launched his presidential campaign, he and Rep. Ro Khanna (D-CA) went out for what Khanna thought was going to be a late lunch focused on policy strategy. Over plates of greasy Chinese food, Khanna and Sanders talked about how technology and artificial intelligence are disrupting the economy and driving income inequality, how to help workers affected by those changes, their shared push to end U.S. involvement in the Yemen civil war, and Sanders’ br...
Tags: Amazon, Facebook, News, Yahoo, Obama, Congress, California, Washington, Saudi Arabia, Senate, White House, America, San Francisco, Barack Obama, Walmart, European Union


Drake invests in eSports betting startup Players’ Lounge

Drake’s latest collaboration isn’t with Kanye or Kendrick, it’s with Marissa Mayer. The rap superstar has joined a bevy of Silicon Valley investors including Strauss Zelnick, Comcast, Macro Ventures, Canaan, RRE, Courtside and Marissa Mayer to fund Players’ Lounge, an eSports startup looking to pit gamers against each other in their favorite titles with some friendly wagers on the line. The startup has just announced that it closed $3 million in funding. The company which has been around for fiv...
Tags: TC, Gaming, New York City, Tech, Fifa, Nba, Silicon Valley, Drake, Marissa Mayer, Kanye, Kendrick, Madden, Players Lounge


Cleo raises $27.5 mln from NEA, angel investors

San Francisco-based Cleo, which helps provide a family support system for working parents, announced it raised a $27.5 million Series B round from New Enterprise Associates and angel investors that include former Yahoo CEO Marissa Mayer, LinkedIn CEO Jeff Weiner, Levi Strauss CEO Chip Bergh, Box CEO Aaron Levie and former GE CEO Jeff Immelt. The company, founded in 2016, has an all-women board that consists of the CEO Shannon Spanhake, Greylock Partners Partner Sarah Guo (who led the Series A) a...
Tags: Ge, Yahoo, San Francisco, Trends, Marissa Mayer, Nea, New Enterprise Associates, Aaron Levie, Cleo, Jeff Immelt, VC Deals, Sarah Guo, Vanessa Larco, Jeff Weiner Levi Strauss, Shannon Spanhake Greylock Partners Partner


Silicon Valley's ultimate status symbol is the sneaker. Here are the rare, expensive, and goofy shoes worn by the top tech CEOs.

For many of the Valley's elite, the right pair of kicks is a trademark accessory carefully selected to convey a mix of power and nonchalance, creativity, and exclusivity. With help from the team at the sneaker marketplace Flight Club, Business Insider compiled some of the most fashionable, expensive, and downright wild sneakers worn by tech founders and CEOs. The inhabitants of Silicon Valley are not exactly known for haute couture. It's a land where jeans, T-shirts, and hoodies reign supreme...
Tags: Mark Zuckerberg, Microsoft, Satya Nadella, Trends, Nike, Reddit, Silicon Valley, Marissa Mayer, Sheryl Sandberg, Valley, Zuckerberg Facebook, Nadella, Flight Club, Nike Flyknit Lunar, Wolf Grey, Travis Kalanick Mark Zuckerberg


How a high-flying media executive with a $1 million annual paycheck and big plans to revamp the LA Times found himself out of a job after 5 months

A year ago, Los Angeles Times publisher and CEO Ross Levinsohn was put on unpaid leave after the publication of an NPR article accusing him of "frat-house behavior" earlier in his career. He'd been hired to turn around one of the US's leading daily newspapers, but after he left that plan was abandoned and the paper sold. His story combines a few of the big media stories of the past two years: the decline of traditional news organizations, the unionization of a newsroom, and the fallout from #M...
Tags: New York, Hollywood, London, Yahoo, Washington Post, La, Disney, US, America, Los Angeles, Trends, Fox, New York Times, Npr, The New York Times, Las Vegas


Elon Musk, Joking Around is Serious Business!

Guest post by Jamie Anderson and Gabor George: Truly creative leaders tap ideas from all ranks, and are typically skillful at fostering innovation. They are open to diverse perspectives, and willing to take risks. These leadership characteristics can be further enhanced by humor. In the words of IDEO founder and CEO Dave Kelly, “If you go into a culture and there's a bunch of stiffs going around, I can guarantee they're not likely to invent anything.” There’s an entire branch of so...
Tags: Elon Musk, Leadership, Yahoo, Tesla, Humor, Mars, Marissa Mayer, Financial Times, Musk, Falcon Heavy, Ideo, INSEAD, Dave Kelly, Jamie Anderson, Dan McCarthy, Gabor George Burt


Google still claimed to be blocking search rivals on Android, despite Europe’s antitrust action

Mobile licensing changes made by Google this fall, when it tweaked terms for OEMs wanting to license its Android smartphone platform on devices destined for the European market, don’t appear to be offering succour to search rivals — despite being triggered by an antitrust ruling intended to reset the competitive playing field. The European Commission found the search giant guilty of anti-competitive practices related to its Android platform this summer, slapping the company with a $5BN ...
Tags: Google, Android, TC, Mobile, Europe, Microsoft, France, Germany, Samsung, Tech, Search Engines, Smartphones, Search, Competition, Commission, European Commission


Why Oath keeps Tumblring

I dig on my employer Oath, and then Tencent Music notes and a major loss for the NYC ecosystem and what it means for open source. TechCrunch is experimenting with new content forms. This is a rough draft of something new – provide your feedback directly to the author (Danny at [email protected]) if you like or hate something here. My three word Oath? I’m with stupid It goes without saying that this piece about my employer is my work alone, doesn’t reflect management’s views, and is done ...
Tags: Apple, Google, Fundings & Exits, Open Source, Verizon, Facebook, Apps, Asia, Japan, Media, Yahoo, Developer, Government, China, Ipo, New York City


Khosla GP launches Bling Capital to help seed-stage startups build products

At Facebook, where he was the first-ever director of platform, they called him Bling. At YouTube the following year, they still called him Bling. At Google in 2010, they continued to call him Bling. Even at Khosla Ventures, where Ben Ling has been a general partner for the past five years, the nickname stuck. It was only natural that Bling Capital would be the name of his debut venture capital fund, a $60 million seed-stage vehicle backed by Marissa Mayer, Nellie and Max Levchin, Yelp CEO Jer...
Tags: Google, Amazon, Facebook, Lyft, Uber, Instagram, Tech, Quora, Venture Capital, Zenefits, SEC, Max Levchin, Instacart, Yelp, Marissa Mayer, Khosla


Silicon Valley's ultimate status symbol is the sneaker — here are the rare, expensive, and goofy sneakers worn by the top tech CEOs

For many of the Valley's elite, the right pair of kicks is a trademark accessory carefully selected to convey a mix of power and nonchalance, creativity and exclusivity. With help from the team at the sneaker marketplace Flight Club, Business Insider compiled some of the most fashionable, expensive, and downright wild sneakers worn by tech founders and CEOs. The inhabitants of Silicon Valley are not exactly known for haute couture. It's a land where jeans, T-shirts, and hoodies reign supreme,...
Tags: Mark Zuckerberg, Microsoft, Satya Nadella, Trends, Nike, Reddit, Silicon Valley, Marissa Mayer, Sheryl Sandberg, Valley, Zuckerberg Facebook, Nadella, Flight Club, Nike Flyknit Lunar, Wolf Grey, Travis Kalanick Mark Zuckerberg


10 things in tech you need to know today

Good morning! This is the tech news you need to know this Wednesday. Amazon announced it is raising its minimum wage to $15. The company will raise its minimum wage from November 1, with CEO Jeff Bezos saying the company had "listened to our critics." Facebook is warning its first business customers that hackers may have obtained their internal data, a stunning security lapse for a business-focused product. Some of the people potentially impacted by Facebooks latest massive security breach are...
Tags: Apple, Amazon, Facebook, Cook, Instagram, Microsoft, Yahoo, Congress, New York City, Trends, Tim Cook, Jeff Bezos, Marissa Mayer, British Airways, Jones, Bernie Sanders


Ex-Yahoo CEO Marissa Mayer wants to turn a funeral home where she held wild Halloween parties into a private women's club

Marissa Mayer has laid out a proposal to turn a former funeral home into a facility that serves women and families in the community. In the past, the ex-CEO of Yahoo has used the building to throw wild Halloween parties. Residents in the area were not happy when Mayer threw the parties, and some are not any happier with the tech executive's newest idea. If you're wondering what Marissa Mayer has been up to since she left her job as Yahoo's CEO last year, you may be surprised to learn that the...
Tags: Google, Amazon, Yahoo, San Francisco, Trends, Palo Alto, New York Times, Cbs, Silicon Valley, Council, Marissa Mayer, KPIX, Mayer, Corner House, Watch Apple, Tinney


uBeam wireless power’s CEO Meredith Perry steps aside amidst B2B pivot

After repeatedly missing self-imposed deadlines for progress on its wireless charging-at-a-distance phone case, uBeam’s CEO Meredith Perry has decided to shift out of the CEO position and into a board member and senior advisor role. She’d founded the company in 2011 from her dorm room and brought in over $40 million in funding by selling a wide range of elite investors on her vision for a cordless future, including Andreessen Horowitz, Founders Fund, CrunchFund (disclosure: started by TechCru...
Tags: Apple, Startups, TC, Usa, Science, Hardware, Tech, Andreessen Horowitz, Talent, Meredith, Marissa Mayer, Upfront Ventures, Qi, Wireless Charging, Cto, Ubeam


Bryan Goldberg quietly purchased Valleywag in addition to Gawker — and it could be heading for a relaunch

Bryan Goldberg, founder and CEO of Bustle Digital Group, purchased Valleywag, the defunct sibling site to Gawker Media, according to a person familiar with the matter. Goldberg recently acquired Gawker for a reported $1.35 million to “build upon Gawker’s legacy and triumphs.” Gawker is set to relaunch in 2019 and will be housed in a separate company from Bustle Digital Group. Valleywag could make a comeback.  Bryan Goldberg has acquired the now defunct sibling site to Gawker  as part of his a...
Tags: Google, Yahoo, Trends, CMO, Larry Page, Peter Thiel, Silicon Valley, Gawker, Marissa Mayer, Valleywag, Gawker Media, Univision, State Street, Hulk Hogan, Goldberg, Gene Simmons


The tech legend credited with saving eBay from collapse has a word of advice for new founders

Maynard Webb has helped renowned CEOs like eBay's Meg Whitman, Yahoo's Marissa Mayer and Salesforce's Marc Benioff run big public companies. And he's learned a lot along the way. To memorialize his advice, which he shares with founders often as an early stage investor, Webb published a new book called "Dear Founder," which addresses 80 key scenarios that founders could find themselves in along the startup journey. Webb pulls from his direct experiences as an executive at eBay and board member ...
Tags: Yahoo, Ebay, Ipo, Trends, Silicon Valley, Salesforce, Marissa Mayer, Marc Benioff, Meg, Webb, Lu, Meg Whitman, Maynard Webb, Webb Investment Network, Eddy Lu, Daishin Sugano


Former Facebook security chief Alex Stamos: Being a CSO can be a ‘crappy job’

Alex Stamos has been at the helm of some of the world’s most powerful companies for the past half-decade and is widely regarded as one of the smartest people working in the security space. Now, just a month into his new gig as an academic, he can look back at his time with a dose of brutal honesty. “It’s kinda a crappy job to be a chief security officer,” said Stamos, Facebook’s former security chief, in an interview with TechCrunch at Disrupt SF on Thursday. “It’s like being a [chief financi...
Tags: Security, Facebook, Yahoo, Stanford, Tech, Marissa Mayer, Stanford University, CSO, Stamos, Alex Stamos, Cambridge Analytica, Disrupt Sf 2018, Stamos Facebook