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The rise of Kevin Systrom, the cofounder and former CEO of Instagram who's rumored to be a candidate to lead TikTok

Instagram founder Kevin Systrom. Chris Saucedo/Getty Images for SXSW Kevin Systrom launched Instagram in 2010. The Massachusetts-born Stanford University grad created the app because of his love of photography.  The photo-sharing app has since become a global sensation, amassing over a billion users and making Systrom a billionaire. Systrom led Instagram until 2018, when he suddenly departed Facebook, Instagram's parent company.  Now, he may be in the running to take over as TikTok CEO, ac...
Tags: Google, Facebook, Apps, Mark Zuckerberg, Twitter, Instagram, Stanford, Boston, Massachusetts, New York City, US, San Francisco, Trends, Tech, Features, David


The rise of Kevin Systrom, the cofounder and former CEO of Instagram who's reportedly one possible candidate to be TikTok's next CEO

Instagram founder Kevin Systrom. Chris Saucedo/Getty Images for SXSW Kevin Systrom launched Instagram in 2010. The Massachusetts-born Stanford University grad created the app because of his love of photography.  The photo-sharing app has since become a global sensation, amassing over a billion users and making Systrom a billionaire. Systrom led Instagram until 2018, when he suddenly departed Facebook, Instagram's parent company.  Now, he may be in the running to take over as TikTok CEO, ac...
Tags: Google, Facebook, Apps, Mark Zuckerberg, Twitter, Instagram, Stanford, Boston, Massachusetts, New York City, US, San Francisco, Trends, Tech, Features, David


‘Desks Are The New Toilet Paper;’ Needed Furniture For Makeshift Home Classrooms, Offices Sold Out

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Tags: Sacramento, Ikea, Mountain View, Bay Area, Brown, KPIX, East Palo Alto, Consumer, Coleman Avenue, SAN JOSE KPIX, Coronavirus, Teyhla Brown, San Jose Walmart


Google is building its own town near its Silicon Valley headquarters, complete with parks, restaurants, and affordable housing

Google's Mountain View, California, headquarters. Justin Sullivan/Getty Google submitted its proposal this month for a new campus near its headquarters in Mountain View, California.  The new campus, called Middlefield Park, would span a 40-acre site and include public amenities like parks and sports field, retail space, restaurants, and affordable housing.  Google wants the town-like campus to be walkable and bikeable, with all the amenities and services within a 10-minute walk for res...
Tags: Google, Amazon, Facebook, New York, New York City, US, Trends, Tech, Features, Silicon Valley, Mountain View, Bay Area, Mountain View California, Google Headquarters, Tech Insider, Tech Offices


TikTok is hiring hundreds more US staff in a show of confidence against Donald Trump

TikTok has increased its US job postings even as Donald Trump tries to hive off its US business or ban the app altogether. According to analysis by Business Insider, the number of jobs listed at three of TikTok's US offices increased slightly in the last week to 357 positions. Several of the roles are in TikTok's trust and safety team, which is trying to prove the app doesn't harvest more data than other similar services. Sources at TikTok told Business Insider that the company's US executives...
Tags: New York, Microsoft, US, Trends, United States, Vine, Mountain View, Ufc, Donald Trump, Business Insider, Trump, New York Los Angeles, Gahan, Mekanism, Whalar, Brendan Gahan


Court dismisses Genius lawsuit over lyrics-scraping by Google

A state court has dismissed a high-profile case showing unsportsmanlike conduct by Google, which was caught red-handed using lyrics obviously scraped from Genius. Unfortunately for the latter, the complaints amount to a copyright violation — which wasn’t what the plaintiffs alleged, sinking the case. The lawsuit, filed in December, accused Google of violating Genius’s terms of use and unjustly enriching itself by scraping lyrics on the site to be displayed on searches for songs. So, for insta...
Tags: Google, Lawsuit, Media, Court, Tech, Mountain View, Genius, Lyrics, Morse, Brodie, Eastern District of New York, Margo Brodie, Devious Google, Congress Certainly Google


More than 70% of US startup workers would move abroad if they could do their job remotely — here's where they would pick

A shift to remote working could shake up America's tech ecosystem. Within five years, 43% of jobs could be based outside of the US state they are currently in, according to a survey from Remote and Sapio Research. The survey also found that 71% of employees at US tech startups would move to a different country if they could do their job remotely. Visit Business Insider's homepage for more stories. New data reveals how a shift to remote working could change the landscape of America's tech ecos...
Tags: UK, London, US, America, San Francisco, Trends, Palo Alto, Silicon Valley, Mountain View, North America, Northern Europe, Lime, Murphy, Southern Europe, Sapio, Lime Lime


Take a look at 'Gorm the Zop,' the confusing video game that Google uses to teach employees how hard smartphones and the internet can be for first-time users in the developing world (GOOGL)

Google's Next Billion Users initiative focuses on building products for emerging markets. To illustrate how confusing a smartphone can be for a first-time user, Google made a video game where players try to decipher the meaning. It's called 'Gorm the Zop'. Visit Business Insider's homepage for more stories. Gorm the Zop. That's your objective. And if you have no idea what it means, don't worry. You're not supposed to. 'Gorm the Zop' is a game played by employees inside Google Next Billion Use...
Tags: Google, Amazon, Mexico, India, Nigeria, Trends, Brazil, Mountain View, Sundar Pichai, Woodward, India Indonesia, NBU, Josh Woodward, Google Next Billion Users, Zop Woodward


Google's CEO will face tough questions at this week's antitrust hearings in Congress. If you're confused by all the different Google investigations, here's the complete guide. (GOOG, GOOGL)

Google is preparing for a long antitrust summer as multiple investigations into its business come to a head.  CEO Sundar Pichai will testify in front of Congress on Wednesday alongside the CEOs of Apple, Amazon, and Facebook. But Google is being probed by other investigations into its advertising and search practices, in the US and in Europe, and could be hit with lawsuits in the coming months. The array of investigations and regulatory actions can be confusing. So we've rounded up the various...
Tags: Apple, Google, Amazon, Facebook, Mark Zuckerberg, Europe, Texas, Congress, California, Washington Post, Youtube, US, Alabama, Trends, European Union, Cnn


More than 40% of Bay Area tech workers would leave the area for somewhere less expensive if they were asked to work from home forever, a new survey found

More than 40% of Bay Area-based tech workers say they'd move to a less expensive city if they were asked to permanently work from home, according to a new study from job-search database Hired. They survey found that 42% of Bay Area respondents said they'd leave, compared with 40% in New York and 33% in the UK.  San Francisco is the most expensive US city for homebuyers, and only 18% of households are able to afford to purchase a median-priced home in the region. Some tech companies have said t...
Tags: Apple, Google, Facebook, Mark Zuckerberg, UK, New York, California, US, San Francisco, Trends, New York Times, Silicon Valley, Mountain View, Cupertino, Zumper, Zuckerberg


How to grow a “living” building

Andreas Gyr Andreas Gyr remembers his first car fondly: a 1982 Ford Escort, which had the gas parts ripped out and replaced with 17 golf cart batteries and an electric motor. “It had about a 15-mile range and it topped out at like 58 miles per hour,” Andreas remembers. “I’d carry an extension cord around and plug it into friends’ wall outlets to make it home.” It might have been inconvenient, but it made him excited about the future. “It was different, it was hopeful, we charged it with sol...
Tags: Google, Europe, London, Molly, Sustainability, Mountain View, North America, Googlers, Andreas, Andy Martin, San Francisco Bay Trail, Bay View, Pancras Square, London Wildlife Trust, International Living Future Institute ILFI, Andreas Gyr Andreas Gyr


A year of work on the Bay Area's housing and homeless crises

Today, we’re marking the one-year anniversary of our Bay Area housing commitment. Since last year, we’ve met with hundreds of advocates, developers and community leaders to understand how to quickly create affordable housing and support solutions to homelessness. In the Bay area, there’s a severe housing shortage of nearly 500,000 affordable units and the  homelessness crisis affects around 35,000 people. So we focused our efforts on two areas: grants to assist people experiencing homelessness a...
Tags: Google, California, San Francisco, Mountain View, San Jose, Newark, Oakland, Google.org, Bay Area, Bay, Anna Eshoo, San Jose California, Alameda County, Housing Trust, Rebecca Prozan, Company announcements


California Investigating Google For Potential Antitrust Violations

California has opened its own antitrust probe into Google, leaving just one state that has yet to do so. "In September, attorneys general from 48 states, Puerto Rico and the District of Columbia announced an antitrust investigation into Google focused on the company's dominance of the advertising technology market," reports Politico. "Over the past 10 months, that investigation -- led by Texas -- has expanded into other aspects of the company's business, including its conduct in the search marke...
Tags: Google, Texas, California, Alabama, Tech, Ohio, Mountain View, District Of Columbia, Federal Trade Commission, Ftc, Puerto Rico, Xavier Becerra, Texas New York Oklahoma


Here's how Google re-made its famous summer internships so that they could go on while the coronavirus forced everyone to work from home (GOOG, GOOGL)

In March, Google announced it would move its summer internship online in response to the pandemic. It's since confirmed it's doing the same for its fall program. That's meant a lot of logistical headaches for the company. Kyle Ewing, Google's head of talent, told Business Insider how Google adapted to the new virtual format. From algorithm-based coffee chats to open-source programs, here are some of the ways Google has tried to adapt its internship for 2020. Its fall internship will still go a...
Tags: Google, Trends, Mountain View, Googlers, Sundar Pichai, Ewing, Kyle Ewing Google, Business Insider how Google


Algorithmic coffee chats and open-source projects: Here are some of the ways Google adapted its internship to an online format – and why it's scaling back for the fall (GOOG, GOOGL)

In March, Google announced it would move its summer internship online in response to the pandemic. It's since confirmed it's doing the same for its fall program. That's meant a lot of logistical headaches for the company. Kyle Ewing, Google's head of talent, told Business Insider how Google adapted to the new virtual format. From algorithm-based coffee chats to open-source programs, here are some of the ways Google has tried to adapt its internship for 2020. Its fall internship will still go a...
Tags: Google, Trends, Mountain View, Googlers, Sundar Pichai, Ewing, Kyle Ewing Google, Business Insider how Google


Google's home state of California launched a new antitrust investigation into the company. If you're confused by all the different Google investigations, here's the complete guide. (GOOG, GOOGL)

Google is preparing for a long antitrust summer as multiple investigations into its business come to a head.  CEO Sundar Pichai will testify in front of Congress later this month alongside the CEOs of Apple, Amazon, and Facebook. But Google is being probed by other investigations into its advertising and search practices, in the US and in Europe, and could be hit with lawsuits in the coming months. The array of investigations and regulatory actions can be confusing. So we've rounded up the var...
Tags: Google, Facebook, Mark Zuckerberg, Europe, Texas, Congress, California, Washington Post, Youtube, US, Alabama, Trends, European Union, Cnn, Mountain View, Fitbit


Google is reportedly facing yet another probe into antitrust violations — this time from its home state of California (GOOG)

California has launched an antitrust investigation into Google, according to a report from Politico. The substance of the probe is not known, but is said to be a separate investigation to the joint probe by 50 attorneys general launched last year. Google is now facing several separate antitrust investigations into its search, advertising, and Android businesses. Visit Business Insider's homepage for more stories. California has launched an antitrust investigation into Google, according to a r...
Tags: Google, Amazon, California, Washington Post, Politico, Trends, Mountain View, Justice Department, House Judiciary Committee, Google Apple Facebook


Blavity has a big opportunity with Black millennials, despite struggling to fit the VC formula

Black Lives Matter may be the largest movement in U.S. history, according to four different polls cited recently by the New York Times that suggest anywhere from 15 million to 26 million people in the U.S. have participated in demonstrations over the death of George Floyd and others since Floyd’s death in late May. Blavity, a six-year-old, L.A.-based media company that’s focused on Black culture, could hardly be better positioned to help outraged Americans better understand what’s really been go...
Tags: Facebook, Hollywood, California, Sacramento, Tech, Brooklyn, New York Times, Michael Brown, Silicon Valley, Mountain View, St Louis, Intuit, Caribbean, Black, Facebook Live, Comcast Ventures


After years of struggling to improve company diversity, Google is vowing to make bigger strides in racial equity and inclusion. But one promise feels very unambitious. (GOOG)

This week, Google announced several changes to improve racial equity and inclusion within the company. The list of commitments published by CEO Sundar Pichai included several promising concrete improvements. One of those promises was to increase underrepresented groups at a leadership level by 30% by 2025. But while it sounds like a big jump, the number of underrepresented groups in Google leadership is very low. A 30% increase in Black leaders would bring the total to just 3.4% by 2025. Do yo...
Tags: Google, Nbc, US, Trends, Atlanta, Silicon Valley, Mountain View, Sundar Pichai, Black, Pichai, Glassdoor, Daniel Zhao, London Washington DC


Credit Sesame, the credit and loan management startup backed by Menlo Ventures, laid off 14% of its workforce as its credit business gets squeezed.

Credit Sesame laid off close to 14% of its workforce on Wednesday, Business Insider has learned.  The Mountain View-based fintech startup helps customers raise their credit scores, compare loan-rates, and gives recommendations for refinancing home mortgages.  The company was last valued at $251 million in 2018. CEO Adrian Nazari told TechCrunch that it was on track to be valued at over $1 billion the next year.  Visit Business Insider's homepage for more stories. Credit and loan management st...
Tags: US, Trends, Mountain View, Menlo Ventures, Credit Sesame, Adrian Nazari, Menlo Ventures and Capital One Ventures


Meet News Break, the news app trending in America founded by a Chinese media veteran

TikTok isn’t the only new media app with Chinese background that’s making waves in the U.S. News Break, a news app founded by China’s media veteran Jeff Zheng with teams in Beijing, Shanghai, Seattle and Mountain View, has been sitting among the top three news apps in the U.S. App Store since March, according to third-party data from Sensor Tower. Positioned as a news aggregator focused on local reporting, the platform surged to be the third-most downloaded U.S. iOS app across the board in mi...
Tags: Asia, Media, Microsoft, Yahoo, China, America, Tech, Artificial Intelligence, Beijing, Silicon Valley, Mountain View, Baidu, Jerry Yang, Delaware, Microsoft Research, NetEase


Bill Gates and Steve Jobs raised their kids with limited tech — and it should have been a red flag about our own smartphone use

Interviews with Bill Gates, Steve Jobs, Sundar Pichai, and other tech power players reveal that Silicon Valley parents are strict about technology use. A book suggests the signs may have been clear years ago that smartphone use should be regulated. There may be a way to integrate tech into the classroom, however, that avoids its harmful effects. Visit Business Insider's homepage for more stories. Psychologists are learning how dangerous smartphones can be for teenage brains. The World Health ...
Tags: Apple, Google, Mark Zuckerberg, Microsoft, Steve Jobs, Satya Nadella, US, San Francisco, Trends, Snapchat, New York Times, Bill Gates, Tim Cook, World Health Organization, Silicon Valley, Mountain View


Here are 8 answers to some of the internet's questions about Silicon Valley

Silicon Valley is now a household name, representing technology, innovation and wealth.  But despite all the buzz around the Silicon Valley name, it turns out the internet has some basic questions about the Northern California region. Here are 8 answers to some of the top questions people are asking online about Silicon Valley. Visit Business Insider's homepage for more stories. Silicon Valley has become much more than simply a nickname for a Northern California region. It's come to represent...
Tags: Apple, Google, Facebook, Twitter, Hbo, US, San Francisco, Trends, Cisco, Tesla, Intel, Palo Alto, Larry Page, Atlantic, Larry Ellison, Sergey Brin


Stanford study estimates 53,000 more coronavirus cases in one California county

Stanford University researchers have moderated their controversial estimate of how many people in Santa Clara County were infected by the COVID-19 virus by early April — but stand by their conclusion that the illness was much more widespread than anyone knew. In a revised analysis of a startling study published last month, they now estimate that 2.8% of Santa Clara residents were previously infected by the virus but didn’t know it. That implies that the county had up to 54,000 infections — man...
Tags: Facebook, News, Medicine, Minneapolis, Stanford, California News, Sport, Soccer, Columbia University, Mountain View, San Jose, Santa Clara, Stanford University, Los Gatos, Santa Clara County, Manson


‘Depression-era’ jobless rates loom in California, Newsom warns

California faces job losses and unemployment rates reminiscent of the Great Depression, Gov. Gavin Newsom said Wednesday as he revealed the state has paid out $10.6 billion in unemployment benefits to workers amid coronavirus-linked business shutdowns. California’s hobbled economy faces “jaw-dropping” unemployment rates that could be officially revealed as soon as this month, Newsom said Wednesday during a regular briefing to discuss the state’s battle against COVID-19. Job losses being tracked ...
Tags: Business, Technology, Jobs, News, California, Restaurants, California News, Sport, Economy, Soccer, Mountain View, Construction, Gavin Newsom, San Jose Mercury News, Employment Development Department, Newsom


Nvidia acquires Cumulus Networks

Nvidia today announced its plans to acquire Cumulus Networks, an open-source centric company that specializes in helping enterprises optimize their data center networking stack. Cumulus offers both its own Linux distribution for network switches, as well as tools for managing network operations. With Cumulus Express, the company also offers a hardware solution in the form of its own data center switch. The two companies did not announce the price of the acquisition, but chances are we are talkin...
Tags: TC, Enterprise, Tech, Companies, Artificial Intelligence, Telecommunications, Computing, Nvidia, Linux, Mountain View, Katz, Mellanox, Cumulus, Cumulus Networks, Amit Katz


Masa Son is facing one of his biggest challenges yet as the SoftBank Vision Fund racks up billions in losses. 12 insiders reveal where it all went wrong.

SoftBank's Masayoshi Son has enjoyed a 40-year career in which he built SoftBank into one of the world's largest tech investors and became a billionaire in the process.  But Son is facing one of the biggest challenges of his career, with the $100 billion Vision Fund racking up billions of dollars in losses, large investments like WeWork underperforming and an activist investor targeting his stock. Business Insider spoke with more than a dozen people who have worked with Son, invested alongside...
Tags: Apple, Japan, London, Yahoo, California, Saudi Arabia, Singapore, India, Softbank, US, San Francisco, Trends, Walmart, Bloomberg, Nasa, House


'Be a good salesman, talk a big future, mention AI, and he will probably give you money': How the $100 billion SoftBank Vision Fund lost its way

SoftBank's Masayoshi Son has enjoyed a 40-year career in which he built SoftBank into one of the world's largest tech investors and became a billionaire in the process.  But Son is facing one of the biggest challenges of his career, with the $100 billion Vision Fund racking up billions of dollars in losses, large investments like WeWork underperforming and an activist investor targeting his stock. Business Insider spoke with more than a dozen people who have worked with Son, invested alongside...
Tags: Apple, Japan, London, Yahoo, California, Saudi Arabia, Singapore, India, Softbank, US, San Francisco, Trends, Walmart, Bloomberg, Nasa, House


'Be a good salesman, talk a big future, mention AI, and he will probably give you money': How the SoftBank Vision Fund lost its way

SoftBank's Masayoshi Son has enjoyed a 40-year career in which he built SoftBank into one of the world's largest tech investors and became a billionaire in the process.  But Son is facing one of the biggest challenges of his career, with the $100 billion Vision Fund racking up billions of dollars in losses, large investments like WeWork underperforming and an activist investor targeting his stock. Business Insider spoke with more than a dozen people who have worked with Son, invested alongside...
Tags: Apple, Japan, London, Yahoo, California, Saudi Arabia, Singapore, India, Softbank, US, San Francisco, Trends, Walmart, Bloomberg, Nasa, House


'Be a good salesman, talk a big future, mention AI, and he will probably give you money': How the Vision Fund lost its way.

SoftBank's Masayoshi Son has enjoyed a 40-year career in which he built SoftBank into one of the world's largest tech investors and became a billionaire in the process.  But Son is facing one of the biggest challenges of his career, with the $100 billion Vision Fund racking up billions of dollars in losses, large investments like WeWork underperforming and an activist investor targeting his stock. Business Insider spoke with more than a dozen people who have worked with Son, invested alongside...
Tags: Apple, Japan, London, Yahoo, California, Saudi Arabia, Singapore, India, Softbank, US, San Francisco, Trends, Walmart, Bloomberg, Nasa, House