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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


Private Reverse Mortgages: What Products Borrowers Are Using Most

Due in no small part to 2017’s reductions in principal limit factors (PLFs) as well as the institution of a collateral risk assessment sometimes requiring a second property appraisal, the reverse mortgage industry has been very active in seeking to find potential alternatives to the government-sponsored Home Equity Conversion Mortgage (HECM) program. One of the results of this is that many of the industry’s largest lenders have come out with their own proprietary reverse mortgage alternatives, w...
Tags: Featured, Finance, Platinum, Norman, Products, FHA, Mayer, Tom Selleck, HECM, Longbridge, Longbridge Financial, American Advisors Group, AAG, American Advisors Group AAG, Finance of America Reverse, Chris Mayer


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


5 Reverse Mortgage Lenders to Look Out For in 2020

The reverse mortgage industry as a whole has had to contend with a lot of structural changes in recent years, whether coming from the federal government in the form of mandated alterations to the Home Equity Conversion Mortgage (HECM) program, or just in terms of adapting to serve a wider swath of senior clientele who may not have ever considered the possibility of taking out a reverse mortgage before. Financial issues among the American population of senior citizens are on the rise, as more ...
Tags: Texas, Featured, Finance, America, Arizona, LOC, Nelson, Gordon, Scott Gordon, Mayer, Lenders, Tom Selleck, Selleck, HECM, RMI, Longbridge


Winter Classic in Vegas? YES PLEASE

With another Winter Classic in the books, and the announcement that the 2021 game will be played in the State of Hockey, at Target Field in Minneapolis, the question is, where will the 2022 Winter Classic be played? The resounding answer in this article will be in the Entertainment Capital of the World – Las Vegas! In order for that to happen, my adopted hometown will have to overcome some significant hurdles, have competing mega-companies cooperate and get the NHL to make a complete 180 on a...
Tags: Minneapolis, NFL, Los Angeles, Sport, Kings, Rangers, Nashville, Detroit Red Wings, Las Vegas, Aeg, Hockey, NHL, San Jose Sharks, Sharks, Vegas, New York Rangers


Matthias Mayer Is the New King of Kitzbühel

Matthias Mayer claimed victory today in the Hahnenkamm Downhill. He finishes ahead of Beat Feuz and Vincent Kriechmayr who were both 0.22 seconds back. It is the eighth victory in the World Cup for Mayer and the second one in Kitzbühel after his victory in the 2017 Super-G. [Author: Ski Paradise]
Tags: Sport, Austria, Skiing, Tirol, Kitzbuhel, Downhill, Streif, Mayer, Feuz, Matthias Mayer, Audi FIS Alpine Ski World Cup, Ski Paradise, International Hahnenkamm Race, Beat Feuz, Vincent Kriechmayr, 2019-2020 Winter Season


Jessica Simpson Erased John Mayer’s Number After He Called Her ‘Sexual Napalm’

The singer said she was “was floored and embarrassed" after Mayer's 2010 comments to Playboy.
Tags: News, Jessica Simpson, John Mayer, Mayer


#Dubai's DP World buys stake in Swiss container terminal operator - Arabianbusiness

Dubai's DP World buys stake in Swiss container terminal operator - Arabianbusiness:DP World and Swissterminal Holding, the container terminal operator in Switzerland, have announced a strategic partnership.DP World said it has taken a stake of 44 percent in Swissterminal Holding with the Mayer family, who founded the business, remaining the majority shareholder.The parties have agreed not to disclose financial details of the transaction, a statement said.Swissterminal, which is headquartered in ...
Tags: Travel, Dubai, Switzerland, Basel, Zurich, DP World, Mayer, Rupert Neil Bumfrey, Swissterminal Holding, Frenkendorf, Niederglatt Basel Birsfelden Basel Kleinhueningen


Larry Mayer selected as recipient of the Walter Munk medal

(The Oceanography Society) The Oceanography Society proudly announces that Dr. Larry Mayer, Professor and Director of the Center for Coastal and Ocean Mapping at the University of New Hampshire, has been selected as the first recipient of the Walter Munk Medal. Dr. Mayer's scientific research, along with the many widely used technologies and software tools that he's been involved in developing, have transformed a number of areas of ocean science, from marine geophysics, to paleocoeanography, to ...
Tags: University of New Hampshire, Mayer, Oceanography Society The Oceanography Society, Walter Munk, Larry Mayer, Center for Coastal and Ocean Mapping


RMD Report: Sources of 2020 Optimism for the Reverse Mortgage Industry

In spite of declined reverse mortgage endorsements observed in calendar year 2019, the reverse mortgage industry continues to feel general optimism for the trajectory of the business in the early days of 2020. Sources of general optimism include the increasing prevalence of proprietary reverse mortgage products, the signing of new financial legislation and a generally vibrant economy, and continually developing product diversity on the part of reverse mortgage lenders. This is according to th...
Tags: Featured, Congress, Finance, Atlanta, Chicago, Hud, Johnson, Hopkins, Mayer, Lenders, Department of Housing and Urban Development HUD, RMI, Longbridge, Longbridge Financial, Jamie Hopkins, New View Advisors


Matthias Mayer Wins Alpine Combined in Wengen

Matthias Mayer (AUT) skis two perfect runs today in Wengen and claims his first Alpine Combined victory at the Lauberhorn. The Austrian speed skier dominates the downhill, closing 0.53s ahead of everyone else. Starting first in the slalom, Mayer does not just try to defend himself from the technical skiers but attacks the slope and scores the fourth-fastest time in the second run.This enables him to finish just ahead of runner up Alexis Pinturault (FRA), who narrowly misses his 10th Alpine Comb...
Tags: Sport, Skiing, Henrik Kristoffersen, Wengen, Mayer, Victor Muffat Jeandet, Matthias Mayer, FRA, Ski Paradise, Alexis Pinturault


Microsoft CEO Satya Nadella said that a book published last year by Oxford professor Colin Mayer inspired him to think differently about capitalism (MSFT)

Microsoft CEO Satya Nadella said a book written by Oxford business school professor Colin Mayer inspired him to think differently about the role of businesses in society.  Nadella didn't mention the book by name, but it was likely "Prosperity: Better Business Makes the Greater Good," Mayer's book published in 2019. The book elaborates on how businesses can work for the social and economic well-being of society, as well as company shareholders.  "The role of a firm or a corporation is to find p...
Tags: Apple, Microsoft, Satya Nadella, Trends, Oxford, Mayer, Greater Good, Nadella, Nicholas Carlson, Colin Mayer, Greater Good Mayer, Oxford Said Business School, Colin Meyer


Possible UNESCO World Heritage sites

It’s rarely surprising to learn that a major landmark has been designated a UNESCO World Heritage site. Pick a major city in any of the 167 state parties with listed landmarks, and you’ll almost certainly recognize at least one. After all, more than 1,000 sites of natural and cultural importance have already earned protected status across the globe. It’s a big world out there, however, with no shortage of UNESCO-worthy attractions, and it can be surprising to learn what hasn’t made the list. ...
Tags: Travel, Europe, Florida, Texas, London, Yosemite, Australia, California, Germany, Virginia, New York City, US, Alabama, City, Georgia, Chicago


Three Parenting Skills to Help Children Develop Emotional Intelligence and Resilience

Since a model of Emotional Intelligence (EQ) was introduced in 1990 (Salovey and Mayer), the push for developing EQ has gained momentum in many realms, recognized as a critical factor in well-being and success. Given the complexities of modern life, the subtitle of Daniel Goleman’s 1995 bestseller Emotional Intelligence seems both a directive and a warning as we witness daily Why It Can Matter More Than IQ . No one influences the development of EQ more than a child’s first teachers a...
Tags: Psychology, Learning, Parenting, Children, Intelligence, Empathy, Emotional Intelligence, Children And Teens, Self-soothing, Self Regulation, Emotion Regulation, Mayer, Emotional Maturity, Daniel Goleman, Goleman, Salovey


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


Matthias Mayer Wins World Cup Super-G in Lake Louise

Perfect conditions in Lake Louise welcomed the ski racers for the first Super-G of the season. Matthias Mayer (AUT) showed great confidence and top-level skiing, securing his 6th World Cup victory, the third one in this discipline. Dominik Paris (ITA) finished second and Vincent Kriechmayr (AUT) and Mauro Caviezel (SUI) in joint third. Matthias Mayer had finished four times second in the Canadian venue but had never managed to win in Lake Louise before today. Mayer celebrates the start of the ...
Tags: Sport, Skiing, Paris, Lake Louise, Mayer, Ski Canada, Matthias Mayer, Audi FIS Alpine Ski World Cup, Ski Paradise, Super-G, Vincent Kriechmayr, Dominik Paris, Mauro Caviezel, Caviezel, 2019-2020 Winter Season, Dominik Paris ITA


Longbridge CEO Talks Private vs. HECM Reverse Mortgages, Branding Power

There will hopefully come a time when the reverse mortgage market, currently dominated by Home Equity Conversion Mortgages (HECMs) backed and guided by the federal government, will be eclipsed by the greater availability of private alternatives. Overcoming reputational concerns in the larger reverse mortgage market may also be accomplished by focusing on product features and branding. These are some of the thoughts expressed by Chris Mayer, the CEO of Longbridge Financial, when he sat down fo...
Tags: Featured, Finance, FHA, Mayer, Lenders, Longbridge, Longbridge Financial, Chris Mayer, Longbridge Mayer


California’s moms get stronger support for workplace lactation

By Brian Krans, Kaiser Health News Katie Woody’s firstborn, Oliver, struggled from birth to latch onto her breast, so she had little choice but to pump her milk and feed it to him from a bottle. After a three-month maternity leave, Woody returned to her job as a sous-chef for a meal delivery service in Los Angeles, expecting to have access to the sole office in the rented building to pump her breast milk — an agreement she had made with the building manager. But a male shift supervisor who occup...
Tags: Business, California, La, Los Angeles, San Francisco, Sport, Soccer, Palmer, San Diego, Jerry Brown, Oliver, Gavin Newsom, Burlington VT, Mayer, Woody, Wiener


The Disney Plus launch was mired with problems on launch day because of a coding issue, exec says (DIS)

During an interview at Recode's Code Media conference, Disney direct-to-consumer chairman Kevin Mayer said a "coding issue" created problems for Disney Plus on launch day — thousands of people reported crashes and had difficulty accessing the service when it launched last week. Disney released an official statement when Disney Plus launched in the US, saying demand for the service had exceeded expectations. Disney Plus earned more than 10 million subscribers in its first week. At Code Media Me...
Tags: Disney, US, Trends, Espn, Meyer, Business Insider, Mayer, Kevin Mayer, BAMTech, Disney Plus, Disney Streaming Services CTO, Joe Inzerillo


Disney Streaming Boss Kevin Mayer: App Architecture to Blame for Disney Plus Stumbles

No, it wasn’t Amazon’s fault that Disney Plus struggled following its launch last week: Disney direct-to-consumer chairman Kevin Mayer told the audience of Recode’s Code Media conference in Los Angeles Tuesday that there really wasn’t anyone to blame but Disney’s own technology. “It had we to do with the way we architected the app,” Mayer […]
Tags: Amazon, News, Disney, Los Angeles, Mayer, Kevin Mayer, Code Media


Longbridge Introduces Proprietary Reverse Mortgage with Line of Credit

Mahwah, N.J.-based Longbridge Financial is introducing a new proprietary reverse mortgage product to its existing “Platinum” branded product line, constituting a proprietary reverse mortgage that comes with a line of credit (LOC) feature. This new Platinum LOC loan allows qualified borrowers aged 62 and older to access an open-ended line of credit that grows at 1.5% per year for up to 7 years, and features a 10-year draw period. The features in the new product are designed to be advantageous ...
Tags: Featured, California, Finance, Products, LOC, FHA, Urban Institute, Mayer, Mahwah, HECM, RMI, Longbridge, Longbridge Financial, Chris Mayer, Platinum LOC, Longbridge Platinum


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


AARP, Researchers Diagnose Reverse Mortgage Problems and Offer Solutions

American research think tank the Brookings Institution hosted an event in Washington, D.C. Monday morning that included a wide-ranging panel discussion of reverse mortgages in America and across the world. The event also included the presentation of two research papers, diagnosing issues and prescribing potential solutions for headwinds faced by reverse mortgage products in the marketplace. The event, titled “Reverse mortgages: Promise, problems, and proposals for a better market,” was held i...
Tags: Featured, Education, Washington, Finance, America, Data, United States, United Kingdom, Columbia University, Ohio State, Brookings Institution, Northwestern University, Moulton, Tom, University of British Columbia, HARRIS


‘Little Shop of Horrors’ Review: Jonathan Groff Feeds the Beast

Michael Mayer’s revitalizing revival of this genially gruesome classic becomes a sly morality tale for the age of universal celebrity.
Tags: News, Christian, Theater, Tammy, Alan, Ny, Michael, Howard, Jonathan, Blanchard, Mayer, Michael Mayer, Groff, Jonathan Groff, Ashman, Borle


Inmate Sues Cuyahoga County Jail Alleging Guard Attacked Him

A new lawsuit filed in Cuyahoga County Common Pleas Court alleges that a corrections officer attacked an inmate who was having a medical episode. It's the latest in a series of suits filed against the County over accusations of inmate abuse at the jail. Former inmate Glenn Mayer has a muscle condition that causes involuntary twitches. It landed him in the medical unit at the county jail, where he says he was attacked by a guard. "Like everyone else in the jail, I've committed crimes," Mayer said...
Tags: Mayer, Cuyahoga County Common Pleas Court, David C. Barnett, Glenn Mayer


Interior design startup Havenly raises $32 million

Interior design platform Havenly is raising $32 million in new funding to create its first private label brand as the startup aims to integrate its own products into its design recommendation engine. The Denver-startup is an online interior design consultancy of sorts which pairs users looking to redesign their homes or apartments with expert designers. For Havenly, there have been two sides of the business, commercial partnerships with vendors and the paid design services for users. It’s a mode...
Tags: TC, Tech, Denver, Mayer, Havenly, Lee Mayer, Modsy Havenly, Foundry Group Lerer Hippeau Kickstart Ventures, Gingerbread Capital Modsy


New Reverse Mortgage Protections ‘Win-Win’ for Servicers, Non-Borrowing Spouses

After the release of two Mortgagee Letters by the Federal Housing Administration (FHA) in late September outlining new provisions for the Home Equity Conversion Mortgage (HECM) program, reverse mortgage servicers are responding positively to the expansion of protections for non-borrowing spouses (NBS). Mortgagee Letter 2019-15 updates the Mortgagee Optional Election (MOE) Assignment for HECMs with case numbers assigned prior to August 4, 2014. Under the MOE options previously available to non...
Tags: Finance, Hud, FHA, Moe, Mayer, Federal Housing Administration, LaRose, Federal Housing Administration FHA, Longbridge, Longbridge Financial, Mortgagee Optional Election MOE, Ryan LaRose, Mortgagee Optional Election, Christoher Mayer


Back Out of the Deference Labyrinth—a Response to Prof. Golden

David Boundy This is a response to Prof. Golden’s A Walk in the Deference Labyrinth: Further Comment on Facebook v. Windy City, Patently-O (Sept. 27, 2019).  In my view, Prof. Golden overlooked some things (the same things overlooked by the PTO in its brief).  When those additional factors are clearly in view, Prof. Golden’s labyrinth falls into nice straight lines of sight showing that the Chevron deference issue in Facebook v. Windy City is no labyrinth at all: the PTAB’s Proppant decision is ...
Tags: Facebook, Supreme Court, Law, Congress, Oregon, Court, United States, Commerce, Commission, Bia, SEC, Chevron, Patent, Nlrb, Federal Trade Commission, Securities And Exchange Commission