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Facebook Says It Will Expand Remote Work To All Employees, But May Reduce Pay If They Move To Less-Expensive Area

Facebook said it will let all employees work remotely even after the pandemic if their jobs can be done out of an office, but may reduce their pay if they move to a less-expensive area. From a report: Starting June 15, any Facebook employee can request to work from home, the Menlo Park, California-based company said Wednesday in a statement. If those employees move to a lower-cost region, their salaries will be adjusted accordingly and they will be encouraged to go into the office at times to en...
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Millennials reveal their 105 favorite brands, from Gucci to Amazon

Rich Fury/Getty Images Marketing firm Moosylvania surveyed 1,000 millennials to find their favorite brands. Amazon, Nike, and Amazon have topped the list for years. Brands associated with travel, including airlines, fell off the list in 2021. See more stories on Insider's business page. Millennials still can't get enough of Apple, Nike, and Amazon. Marketing agency Moosylvania has once again compiled its "Millennials' Top 100 Brands" based on a survey of 1,000 millennial consu...
Tags: Retail, Apple, Nike, eBay, Samsung, Jeep, Chevrolet, Ford, BMW, Mercedes, Tesla, Puma, Gucci, LG, Target, Kroger


Facebook will convert part of its headquarters into a vaccination site for underserved communities

Facebook's Menlo Park, California headquarters in 2019. JOSH EDELSON/AFP/Getty Images Facebook is converting part of its headquarters into a COVID-19 vaccination site. The vaccination site is intended for "underserved, hard-hit communities," COO Sheryl Sandberg said. Californians over the age of 16 are eligible to be vaccinated starting on April 15. Visit the Business section of Insider for more stories. Part of Facebook's sprawling Menlo Park, California, campus is being converte...
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Facebook did not hire Black employees because they were not a 'culture fit,' report says

06 November 2019, US, Menlo Park: Employees of the Internet company Facebook walk through the courtyard of the company campus in Menlo Park, California. Christoph Dernbach/picture alliance via Getty Images Three Black people allege Facebook chose not to hire them because they weren't a "culture fit." "There's no doubt you can do the job," a manager allegedly said, before using the culture fit line. Critics have slammed the idea of a "culture fit" because they believe it sidelines p...
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Facebook Data From More Half A Billion Accounts Found Online

NEW YORK (AP/CBS13) — Personal information from more than 500 million Facebook users has been found available on a website for hackers. The data appears to be several years old, but it is another example of the vast amount of information collected by Facebook and other social media sites, and the limits to how secure that information is. The availability of the data set was first reported by Business Insider. According to Business Insider, the data set has information from 106 countries includin...
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Facebook Data From More Half A Billion Accounts Found On Hacker Website

NEW YORK (AP/CBS13) — Personal information from more than 500 million Facebook users has been found available on a website for hackers. The data appears to be several years old, but it is another example of the vast amount of information collected by Facebook and other social media sites, and the limits to how secure that information is. The availability of the data set was first reported by Business Insider. According to Business Insider, the data set has information from 106 countries includin...
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Facebook data on more than 500M accounts found online

NEW YORK (AP) — Details from more than 500 million Facebook users have been found available on a website for hackers. The information appears to be several years old, but it is another example of the vast amount of information collected by Facebook and other social media sites, and the limits to how secure that information is. The availability of the data set was first reported by Business Insider. According to that publication, it has information from 106 countries including phone numbers, Face...
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The rise of Anne Wojcicki, the CEO of 23andMe who's about to be worth more than $1 billion when the genetic-testing giant makes its public debut

Anne Wojcicki, CEO of 23andMe. Emma McIntyre/Getty Images for MAKERS Anne Wojcicki, the CEO of 23andMe, could be worth $1.05 billion when the company goes public. Wojcicki cofounded the genetic testing company in 2006 after a career on Wall Street. Wojcicki is fitness-obsessed and frugal, has three kids, and was married to Google's Sergey Brin. See more stories on Insider's business page. Anne Wojcicki is about to join the ranks of billionaire CEOs minted in Silicon Valley.Wojcicki...
Tags: Google, Washington Post, Youtube, Trends, Bloomberg, Larry Page, Yale, New York Times, Healthcare, Sergey Brin, The Times, Food And Drug Administration, Richard Branson, Silicon Valley, The New York Times, Susan Wojcicki


Facebook To Start Reopening Silicon Valley Offices in May

Facebook will start to reopen its Silicon Valley offices beginning in May, a signal the technology industry may return -- at least in part -- to the office after more than a year of working from home during the global pandemic. From a report: Facebook will begin by opening Bay Area offices at just 10% capacity, and expects that its largest offices, including its headquarters in Menlo Park, California, won't reach 50% capacity until early September. Employees have been able to work remotely since...
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Facebook Plans to Reopen California HQ on May 10

(Reuters) - Facebook Inc said on Friday it plans to reopen its Menlo Park, California headquarters with 10% occupancy on May 10, if the COVID-19...
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Robinhood looks to allow users to buy directly into IPOs, report says

SOPA Images/Getty Images Robinhood is looking to allow its users to buy directly into IPOs, including its own, Reuters first reported.While Robinhood could easily implement this for its own IPO, it remains to be seen how other companies will react.Sources told Reuters that Robinhood would still need to get the approval of US regulators.Sign up here for our daily newsletter, 10 Things Before the Opening Bell.Robinhood is looking to allow its users to buy directly into initial public offe...
Tags: Ipo, US, Trends, Markets, Tesla, IPOs, Robinhood, Dealogic, Reuters, Menlo Park California, Reuters Sources, Robinhood Investors, Robinhood Markets, Cathie Wood, Robinhood trading, Isabelle Lee


US Supreme Court Rebuffs Facebook Appeal In User Tracking Lawsuit

The U.S. Supreme Court on Monday turned away Facebook's bid to pare back a $15 billion class action lawsuit accusing the company of illegally tracking the activities of internet users even when they are logged out of the social media platform. Reuters reports: The justices declined to hear Facebook's appeal of a lower court ruling that revived the proposed nationwide litigation accusing the company of violating a federal law called the Wiretap Act by secretly tracking the visits of users to webs...
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Thoughts on Leadership: Celebrating Women’s History Month

Monday marked the beginning of Women’s History Month, a celebration of extraordinary women who lead—and have led—the charge to positively transform our world. At HomeServices of America, we’re fortunate to have Teresa Palacios Smith, chief diversity, equity and inclusion officer, leading our initiatives to showcase and support women leaders across the globe. Outside of HomeServices of America, Teresa is very involved with women’s leadership programs and councils, and within our organization, has...
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Robinhood CEO says investing 'should be as ubiquitous as shopping online' and should not be viewed as gambling

Rafael Henrique/SOPA Images/LightRocket via Getty Images, Brendan McDermid/Reuters Robinhood CEO Vlad Tenev told Bloomberg that "investing should be as ubiquitous as shopping online." Tenev rebuffed comments from various experts on the addictive nature of Robinhood. "I reject the idea that investing in the US capital markets is gambling," Tenev said. Sign up here for our daily newsletter, 10 Things Before the Opening Bell Robinhood Markets CEO Vlad Tenev defended the mission of his tradin...
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Robinhood is adding more customer service representatives after Congress grilled its CEO about a lack of support lines

Co-founder and co-CEO of Robinhood Vladimir Tenev in 2016. Noam Galai/Getty Images for TechCrunch Trading app Robinhood is expanding its live customer support following a heated Congressional hearing this month.  The company said it will double the number of full-time representatives this year and expand to new areas. Representatives grilled Robinhood CEO Vladimir Tenev last week after a GameStop stock trading frenzy in January. Visit the Business section of Insider for more stories. Stock...
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Robinhood's CEO is reportedly staying at a hotel instead of going home after receiving death threats

A sign hung by protesters at Robinhood's Menlo Park, California, headquarters on February 1, 2021. Justin Sullivan/Getty Images Robinhood's CEO received death threats after last month's GameStop stock frenzy, Bloomberg reported. Robinhood restricted trading on GameStop shares following an unexpected rally starting January 28. CEO Vlad Tenev is set to testify in front of Congress on Thursday regarding Robinhood's decision. Visit the Business section of Insider for more stories. Robinhoo...
Tags: Congress, Finance, Trends, Investing, Bloomberg, Mark Cuban, Reddit, Robinhood, Gamestop, Securities And Exchange Commission, Vlad Tenev, Congressional, Menlo Park California, Tech Insider, Bloomberg Read, Tenev


Robinhood protesters threw dog feces and vandalized statue at the company's headquarters over GameStop fiasco

A sign hung by protesters at Robinhood's Menlo Park, California, headquarters on February 1, 2021. Justin Sullivan/Getty Images Some protesters vandalized Robinhood's headquarters in Menlo Park, California, according to police. Robinhood security said people threw dog feces and harassed its guards, Menlo Park PD told Insider. The protests, earlier reported by CNBC, targeted Robinhood's response to the recent trading frenzy. Visit the Business section of Insider for more stories. A hand...
Tags: California, Finance, Trends, Markets, Customers, Protests, Reddit, Getty, Robinhood, Cnbc, Gamestop, Vlad Tenev, Menlo Park, Congressional, Justin Sullivan, Vlad


Robinhood is opening 2 new offices in New York and Seattle as it plans for a 'distributed workforce' where only some employees report in-person

JIM WATSON/AFP via Getty Images Robinhood is opening two new offices in Seattle and New York to help it grow and hire new talent. Robinhood's workforce will continue working remotely until at least August 2021.  The new offices come after Robinhood found itself in the center of the GameStop saga last month. Visit the Business section of Insider for more stories. Robinhood is opening two new offices in New York and Seattle, the company said Thursday. In a blog post announcing the news, Rob...
Tags: Google, Amazon, Facebook, New York, Microsoft, Finance, Wall Street, Trends, Reddit, Seattle, East Coast, Robinhood, Stanford University, Gamestop, Michael Burry, House Financial Services Committee


Jeff Bezos created Amazon from his garage - here are 14 of the most successful companies that started in basements, sheds, and bedrooms

The garage where Jeff Bezos started Amazon. Nikki Kahn/The Washington Post via Getty Images Many successful companies were born in people's dorm rooms, garages, and basements. Plenty held on to these makeshift home offices until they outgrew the space. Jeff Bezos founded Amazon in his garage, while Mark Zuckerberg created Facebook in his Harvard dorm. Visit the Business section of Insider for more stories. As a new or young entrepreneur with big ideas and perhaps little money to spend, a p...
Tags: Apple, Google, Amazon, Facebook, Mark Zuckerberg, New York, Hollywood, Technology, Microsoft, Yahoo, California, Washington Post, Steve Jobs, Stanford, Disney, NFL


Robinhood looks to raise more debt as frenzied retail trading continues, report says

Vlad Tenev, co-founder and co-CEO of investing app Robinhood. REUTERS/Brendan McDermid Robinhood is looking to raise $1 billion of debt as it struggles to keep up with orders for heavily shorted stocks, Reuters reported Tuesday.  Discussions with banks include possibly expanding existing credit lines or arranging new ones. The financing is separate from the $3.4 billion infusion the online brokerage raised from investors in recent days. Sign up here for our daily newsletter, 10 Things Befo...
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Protesters gather at Robinhood HQ, SEC, NYSE

Small peaceful protests have formed outside of Robinhood headquarters in Menlo Park, California, the Securities and Exchange Comission headquarters in Washington D.C. and the New York Stock Exchange Thursday following a call made in a now-deleted post on the speculative investing sub-Reddit forum WallStreetBets.
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India is reportedly asking WhatsApp to reverse a controversial change to its privacy policy that critics said would have shared personal user data with Facebook

Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi (L) and Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg at Facebook's headquarters in Menlo Park, California September 27, 2015. REUTERS/Stephen Lam TechCrunch obtained a letter sent by India's IT ministry to WhatsApp regarding the app's new policy change.  India's government asked the firm to "withdraw" a proposed change that appeared to require users to share some personal data with WhatsApp. Indian WhatsApp users, roughly 400 million, make up the company's largest m...
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Google just delayed its office reopening until September 2021. Here's how other major Silicon Valley companies are thinking about the future of work.

JOSH EDELSON/AFP via Getty Images The world's biggest tech companies have varying plans for the future of work.  Some companies, like Twitter and Slack, have said employees never need to return to the office. Others, like Microsoft, are reportedly adopting a hybrid model where employees report to the office only a few days per week.  Companies like Amazon and Salesforce are adopting new benefits to help out working parents, like subsidized back-up childcare and extended paid leave. At Fac...
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Facebook reportedly hasn't banned a violent religious extremist group in India because it fears for its business prospects and staff's safety

Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi (L) and Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg at Facebook's headquarters in Menlo Park, California September 27, 2015. REUTERS/Stephen Lam Facebook's safety team determined earlier this year that Bajrang Dal, a religious extremist group in India, was likely a "dangerous organization" that should be banned from the platform under its rules, The Wall Street Journal reported Sunday. But, The Journal reported, Facebook became concerned about banning the group aft...
Tags: Facebook, Mark Zuckerberg, India, BJP, Narendra Modi, US, Trends, Thailand, Hate Speech, Donald Trump, Wall Street Journal, Journal, Zuckerberg, Singh, Bajrang Dal, Raja Singh


Late Kleiner Perkins cofounder Frank Caufield's 12-acre California estate just sold for more than $32 million to a mystery buyer - see inside

Frank J. Caufield's Montecito estate. Gavin Carter Frank Caufield's California mansion was bought by an anonymous buyer for $32 million. Caufield was a VC and founded Kleiner Perkins Caufield & Byers. The house had an unusually high amount of interest, according to realtors. Visit Business Insider's homepage for more stories. The Montecito, California estate of late venture capitalist Frank J. Caufield sold for $32.25 million, The Wall Street Journal reported.The property was on the ma...
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Scientists Capture World's First 3,200-Megapixel Photos (slashdot)

Scientists at the Menlo Park, California-based SLAC National Accelerator Laboratory have taken the world's first 3,200-megapixel digital photos, using an advanced imaging device that's built to explore the universe. CNET reports: "We will measure and catalog something like 20 billion galaxies." said Steven Kahn, director of the Vera C. Rubin Observatory in Chile. That observatory is where the world's largest digital camera will become the centerpiece of a monumental effort to map the night sky. ...
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Scientists Capture World's First 3,200-Megapixel Photos

Scientists at the Menlo Park, California-based SLAC National Accelerator Laboratory have taken the world's first 3,200-megapixel digital photos, using an advanced imaging device that's built to explore the universe. CNET reports: "We will measure and catalog something like 20 billion galaxies." said Steven Kahn, director of the Vera C. Rubin Observatory in Chile. That observatory is where the world's largest digital camera will become the centerpiece of a monumental effort to map the night sky. ...
Tags: Tech, Chile, Cnet, Rubin, SLAC National Accelerator Laboratory, Menlo Park California, Vera C Rubin Observatory, Steven Kahn


From pay cuts to permanent work-from-home, here's how Silicon Valley companies are thinking about the future of work

JOSH EDELSON/AFP via Getty Images The world's biggest tech companies have varying plans for the future of work.  Some companies, like Twitter and Slack, have said employees never need to return to the office. Others, like Microsoft, are reportedly adopting a hybrid model where employees report to the office only a few days per week.  Companies like Amazon and Salesforce are adopting new benefits to help out working parents, like subsidized back-up childcare and extended paid leave. At Fac...
Tags: Apple, Google, Amazon, Facebook, Mark Zuckerberg, Asia, Twitter, Cook, Microsoft, US, San Francisco, Trends, Tech, Bloomberg, Features, Netflix


Facebook is hiring a director of remote work as it plans for a more permanent shift to working from home

Facebook's headquarters in Menlo Park, California. Elijah Nouvelage/Reuters Facebook is looking for a director of remote work as it plans for a more permanent shift to working from home.  The company is looking for someone to help it develop a long-term remote work plan and to lead Facebook's push "toward remote-first ways of working," according to a job posting for the role. Facebook employees will continue working from home until July 2021, and CEO Mark Zuckerberg has said he expects...
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Civil rights groups ask for Ankhi Das to be placed on leave pending internal investigation

A group of civil rights organisations from across the globe have called for Ankhi Das, Facebook head of public policy in India, to be sent on leave in light of allegations of political bias against her. The 41 groups to Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg and COO Sheryl Sandberg, asking for “decisive action” to address Facebook India’s “bias and failure to address dangerous content in India”. They asked that an ongoing internal audit at Facebook on its impact on human rights in India be overseen by t...
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