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An animator built a miniature version of IBM's iconic 1401 computer system from scratch. Take a look.

A Montreal-based creator modeled a miniature replica of IBM's iconic 1401 computer system. Nicolas Temese told Business Insider that the scale model includes everything from the setup at the time: a punchcard reader, tape drives, a query console, a central unit, and a line printer. Temese said his model is going to be displayed in Silicon Valley's Computer History Museum, which also showcases a working, real-size 1401 computer system. Visit Business Insider's homepage for more stories. Nicola...
Tags: Google, Instagram, Trends, Ibm, Silicon Valley, Montreal, Montreal Canada, Mountain View California, Computer History Museum, Arvind Krishna, Nicolas Temese, Temese


Codefresh just raised $27 million to help developers release code faster for apps that run on the Google-born cloud computing project Kubernetes

On Monday, the startup Codefresh announced a $27 million funding round led by Red Dot Capital Partners, with participation from Shasta Ventures and other existing investors. Codefresh builds a continuous integration and continuous delivery platform, meaning it helps developers release code faster and more often. Codefresh is specially built for cloud software like Kubernetes, a popular open source cloud computing project created at Google. Visit Business Insider's homepage for more stories. E...
Tags: Google, Amazon, Microsoft, Israel, Trends, Hp, Mercury, Kubernetes, Shasta Ventures, Bessemer, Openshift, Roth, Jenkins, Mountain View California, WebEx, Eric Yuan


Facebook content moderators have reportedly been ordered to watch more child abuse just weeks after the company settled a lawsuit with thousands who developed PTSD on the job

Facebook content moderators employed by Accenture have been ordered to review an extra 48 minutes of child abuse per day, The Intercept reported Thursday. Accenture told hundreds of moderators in emails that, under its renegotiated contract with Facebook, they'd now need to look at 6.3 hours of "child exploitation imagery" instead of 5.5, according to The Intercept. The change comes barely a month after Facebook agreed to pay $52 million to moderators in a lawsuit brought by those who develope...
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12 hot cybersecurity startups with lots of potential to watch, according to a new report from PitchBook (ZS)

PitchBook just released a 90-page report analyzing promising startups in the $121.3 billion cybersecurity market. Analysts say cybersecurity provides relatively stable opportunities to invest, and that an evolving workplace as we emerge from COVID-19 will sustain innovation and growth. Cybersecurity is giving rise to powerful startups that compete for market share like Netskope, which hauled in a $340 million funding round in February.  The startups spotlighted by PitchBook also include new co...
Tags: Europe, New York, London, Boston, Softbank, Trends, Atlanta, Cisco, Gartner, Zscaler, Netskope, Gdpr, Santa Clara California, San Jose California, PitchBook, Mountain View California


Credit Sesame just laid off 14% of its 160-member staff as the downturn squeezes its consumer credit-management business

Credit Sesame laid off nearly 14% of its workforce on Wednesday, Business Insider has learned.  The Mountain View, California, 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 it was on track to be valued at over $1 billion the next year. Visit Business Insider's homepage for more stories. The credit- and loan-management...
Tags: US, Trends, Mountain View California, Credit Sesame, Adrian Nazari, Menlo Ventures and Capital One Ventures


Google Faces $5 Billion Lawsuit In US For Tracking 'Private' Internet Use

Google was sued on Tuesday in a proposed class action accusing the internet search company of illegally invading the privacy of millions of users by pervasively tracking their internet use through browsers set in "private" mode. Reuters reports: The lawsuit seeks at least $5 billion, accusing the Alphabet unit of collecting information about what people view online and where they do their browsing, despite using what Google calls Incognito mode. The complaint said Google surreptitiously collects...
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SoftBank-backed companies laid off more than 11,000 people in 2020 as the pandemic ravages startups

SoftBank-backed companies are laying off thousands of employees globally as they struggle to find paths to profitability. In the first full week of 2020, four companies – Oyo, Rappi, Getaround, and Zume – laid off a combined 2,600 employees.  In the last year, other SoftBank-backed companies including WeWork, Uber, Wag, and Fair have also cut their ranks dramatically.  SoftBank also saw significant executive turnover in the beginning of the year. If you work at a SoftBank-backed company, Busin...
Tags: Uber, Asia, Hong Kong, Japan, UK, London, Australia, China, India, Softbank, Israel, US, America, San Francisco, Trends, General Motors


SoftBank-backed companies laid off more than 8,000 people in 2020 and more than 9,000 in the past year

SoftBank-backed companies are laying off thousands of employees globally as they struggle to find paths to profitability. In the first full week of 2020, four companies – Oyo, Rappi, Getaround, and Zume – laid off a combined 2,600 employees.  In the last year, other SoftBank-backed companies including WeWork, Uber, Wag, and Fair have also cut their ranks dramatically.  SoftBank also saw significant executive turnover in the beginning of the year. If you work at a SoftBank-backed company, Busin...
Tags: Uber, Asia, Hong Kong, Japan, UK, London, Australia, China, India, Softbank, Israel, US, America, San Francisco, Trends, General Motors


15 enterprise tech startups poised to come out stronger from the COVID-19 crash, according to the VCs that invested in them — including John Chambers and Sapphire Ventures

15 tech startups poised to come out stronger from the COVID-19 crash according to investors led by tech legend John Chambers 15 tech startups poised to come out stronger from the COVID-19 crash, according to investors including John Chambers Many tech startups collapse during economic downturns, but that's also when the companies built to last emerge. "Almost all the great high tech companies in each generation, companies like Cisco, Salesforce, Oracle, Microsoft, Google, were the ones that br...
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SoftBank-backed companies laid off more than 3,700 people in 2020 and more than 7,000 in the past year

SoftBank-backed companies are laying off thousands of employees globally as they struggle to find paths to profitability. In the first full week of 2020, four companies – Oyo, Rappi, Getaround, and Zume – laid off a combined 2,600 employees.  In the last year, other SoftBank-backed companies including WeWork, Uber, Wag, and Fair have also cut their ranks dramatically.  SoftBank also saw significant executive turnover in the beginning of the year. If you work at a SoftBank-backed company, Busin...
Tags: Uber, Asia, Hong Kong, Japan, UK, London, Australia, China, India, Softbank, Israel, US, America, Trends, Bloomberg, Canada


SoftBank-backed companies laid off more than 3,700 people in 2020 and more than 7,000 in the past year. Here's everything we know.

SoftBank-backed companies are laying off thousands of employees globally as they struggle to find paths to profitability. In the first full week of 2020, four companies – Oyo, Rappi, Getaround, and Zume – laid off a combined 2,600 employees.  In the last year, other SoftBank-backed companies including WeWork, Uber, Wag, and Fair have also cut their ranks dramatically.  SoftBank also saw significant executive turnover in the beginning of the year. If you work at a SoftBank-backed company, Busin...
Tags: Uber, Asia, Hong Kong, Japan, UK, London, Australia, China, India, Softbank, Israel, US, America, Trends, Bloomberg, Canada


UPS will start delivering CVS prescriptions by drone in Florida — here's how it works

UPS and CVS announced on April 27 that they will deliver prescriptions by drone starting early May. They'll start by delivering medications to a retirement community in Florida, beginning in May.  This is the latest installment in the competition between UPS, FedEx, Amazon, and Alphabet to launch regular drone deliveries. Visit Business Insider's homepage for more stories. UPS and CVS announced on Monday drone-delivered prescriptions will start in early May. At first, the deliveries will go t...
Tags: Google, Amazon, Florida, Virginia, US, America, Trends, UPS, North Carolina, Faa, Cvs, Business Insider, Federal Aviation Authority FAA, Mountain View California, WakeMed, Matternet


The cofounder of a food packaging startup acquired by SoftBank-backed Zume is suing, alleging he was misled about Zume's financial health and never got millions in promised payouts

John Lilley, a cofounder of Pivot Packaging, filed a lawsuit against Zume, the troubled robotics startup backed by SoftBank, on April 16. The suit, filed in San Francisco Superior Court, alleges that Zume committed fraud by misrepresenting its financials during the acquisition process and didn't pay Pivot Packaging founders according to the original deal. Zume acquired Pivot Packaging in February 2019 for roughly $20.5 million, and has since shuttered every other part of the business besides t...
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Startup accelerator Y Combinator is fast-tracking funding for startups dedicated to fighting the coronavirus pandemic

Y Combinator, the prestigious startup accelerator responsible for megahit startups like Airbnb, Dropbox, and Brex, has leaped into the race to fight the coronavirus outbreak.  On Wednesday, the startup-training program announced it would fast-track applications and funding for startups responding to the COVID-19 outbreak by making testing kits, treatments and vaccines, hospital equipment, or the data infrastructure to handle it.  The decision comes on the heels of a similar commitment made by ...
Tags: Y Combinator, Steve Jobs, John Sculley, US, Trends, Sam Altman, Yc, Mountain View California, Altman, Airbnb Dropbox, Combinator, Brex, YC Partners


Google says it has removed 'millions of ads in the past week' relating to coronavirus, but users are still seeing ads for products like face masks

Weeks after Google said it banned adds for face masks, users still reported seeing them on news articles about COVID-19. Sens. Mark Warner and Richard Blumenthal have called on the FTC to take action against Google for continuing to serve advertisements for products like face masks and hand sanitizers. The company told Business Insider it's removed millions of ads in the past week alone related to the novel coronavirus. Google told Business Insider it has a "dedicated task force" working to re...
Tags: Google, Virginia, US, Trends, Weber Shandwick, Cnn, New York Times, Connecticut, Vox, Kafka, Federal Trade Commission, Ftc, Trump, Richard Blumenthal, Mountain View California, Peter Kafka


'This is the first time NASA has been in this situation:' NASA is forcing nearly all 17,000 of its staff to work from home after coronavirus cases appear at 2 space centers

NASA administrator Jim Bridenstine announced Tuesday that all staff are now under a mandatory order to work from home "until further notice" due to the ongoing spread of coronavirus in the US. NASA employs about 17,000 people, and only "mission-essential personnel" will be permitted on-site at space agency centers and facilities. The decision is known as a "Stage 3" response and is part of a new NASA plan to respond to the coronavirus, which has infected people at some of its facilities. "This...
Tags: Spacex, US, Trends, Nasa, Orion, Mars, Ames Research Center, Ames, Mountain View California, Johns Hopkins University, Huntsville Alabama, Marshall Space Flight Center, Jim Bridenstine, Bridenstine


Google Tells All North America Staff To Work From Home

Alphabet's Google told its staff in North America to not go into their offices unless they have to, becoming one of the latest companies seeking to protect workers from the spreading coronavirus. From a report: The Mountain View, California-based tech giant is "recommending" workers stay home until at least April 10, according to an internal memo seen by Bloomberg. The company had already sent home its Seattle-area workers, where the virus has had the highest number of cases in the U.S. The no...
Tags: Google, Tech, Bloomberg, North America, Seattle, Mountain View California, Amazon Twitter Microsoft


Tech companies have canceled some high-profile conferences, causing an estimated economic loss of $666 million amid coronavirus concerns. Here's what's been called off so far.

The coronavirus disease, known as COVID-19, is forcing tech companies to adapt as remote work and suspended travel become realities. Some of the biggest tech conferences of the year are being canceled as well, as companies heed the CDC's advice to "modify, postpone or cancel mass gatherings." Facebook's F8 conference, Google I/O, and IBM's Think are just some of the events that have been called off. Visit Business Insider's homepage for more stories. The coronavirus disease, known as COVID-19...
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Tech companies have canceled 12 high-profile conferences so far, causing an estimated economic loss of $1 billion amid coronavirus concerns. Here's the full list.

The coronavirus disease, known as COVID-19, is forcing tech companies to adapt as remote work and suspended travel become realities. Some of the biggest tech conferences of the year are being canceled as well, as companies heed the CDC's advice to "modify, postpone or cancel mass gatherings." Facebook's F8 conference, Google I/O, and IBM's Think are just some of the events that have been called off. Visit Business Insider's homepage for more stories. The coronavirus disease, known as COVID-19...
Tags: Apple, Google, Facebook, Microsoft, Cdc, China, US, Toronto, San Francisco, Trends, Barcelona, Austin, Sprint, Ibm, Silicon Valley, Airbnb


Google is letting its tens of thousands of Bay Area employees work from home due to coronavirus

Google is allowing its tens of thousands of Bay Area, California employees to work from home amid mounting fears about the coronavirus. Visit Business Insider's homepage for more stories. Google is allowing its tens of thousands of Bay Area, California employees to work from home amid mounting fears about the coronavirus. On Thursday, the tech company emailed employees to tell them that they can work remotely, according to a source familiar with the matter — the latest in a growing number of ...
Tags: Google, Amazon, Facebook, Trends, Dublin, Seattle, Zurich, Sxsw, Bay Area, Austin Texas, Bay Area California, Mountain View California


NASA moves forward with 17 companies as part of bid to transform urban aerial transportation

NASA and a clutch of startup and established companies are moving forward with plans to transform mobility in urban environments through the Urban Air Mobility Grand Challenge. If it’s fully implemented, the new Urban Air Mobility system could enable air transit for things like package delivery, taxi services, expanded air medical services, and cargo delivery to underserved or rural communities, the Agency said in a statement. The Grand Challenge series brings together companies developing ne...
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Google has canceled its biggest event of the year because of coronavirus concerns (GOOG)

Google has canceled its annual Google I/O developers conference because of the coronavirus, according to multiple reports on Tuesday. The cancellation comes after several other high-profile events have been delayed or scrapped for the same reason, including Mobile World Congress and Facebook's F8 conference. In an email to attendees announcing the cancellation, the search giant said it was following health guidance from the CDC and WHO. Visit Business Insider's homepage for more stories. Goog...
Tags: Google, Facebook, Cdc, San Francisco, Trends, Nasa, Mobile World Congress, Cnbc, Mountain View California, Nest Hub Max, CDC WHO


Here's the fintech pitch that wowed investors at Y Combinator's annual Demo Day and helped mobile banking startup Sable raise $2.7 million in seed funding

Sable, a mobile banking startup for international users, announced $2.7 million in seed funding on Thursday.  The Y Combinator alum raised part of the funding for the accelerator itself, in addition to other undisclosed investors it met during the annual Demo Day pitch competition. The founding team is primarily immigrants who struggled to obtain basic banking services like checking accounts and credit cards, upon moving to the US. Sable gives users in similar situations — typically internatio...
Tags: Y Combinator, New York City, US, Trends, Canada, Social Security, Airbnb, Qureshi, Mountain View California, Sable, Wilen, Molekule, Naveen Qureshi, Canada Qureshi, Capital One She, Columbia Business School Qureshi


NTSB: Autopilot Partly to Blame for Fatal Tesla Crash; Video Game Was Playing on Driver’s Phone

A report from the National Transportation Safety Board concludes that a fallible driver-assist system, and the driver’s overreliance on it, were the main causes of a fatal March 2018 crash on US-101 in Mountain View, California. The violent crash of a Tesla Model X that killed a 38-year-old Apple software engineer is a perfect example […] The post NTSB: Autopilot Partly to Blame for Fatal Tesla Crash; Video Game Was Playing on Driver’s Phone appeared first on The Truth About Cars.
Tags: Safety, Government, US, Tesla, Autos, Reports, Tesla Model X, Ntsb, National Transportation Safety Board, Mountain View California, News Blog


Tesla Autopilot, Distracted Driving To Blame In Deadly 2018 Crash

Slashdot readers TomGreenhaw and gollum123 are sharing the findings from a National Transportation Safety Board (NTSB) investigation into a fatal Tesla Model X crash that occurred in 2018 near Mountain View, California. The agency says Tesla's Autopilot system and the driver's distraction by a mobile device were two of the probable causes of the crash. The Verge reports: The safety board arrived at those probable causes after a nearly two-year investigation into the crash. NTSB investigators als...
Tags: California, Tech, Tesla, CalTrans, Nhtsa, Ntsb, Huang, National Highway Traffic Safety Administration, Mountain View California, National Transportation Safety Board NTSB, Robert Sumwalt, Walter Huang


The NTSB said Tesla's Autopilot and an inattentive driver were likely factors in a fatal 2018 crash (TSLA)

The National Transportation Safety Board said both Tesla's Autopilot system and an inattentive driver played a role in a fatal 2018 crash, The Verge reported. The NTSB held a hearing about the incident on Tuesday after a 23-month investigation. The 2018 incident raised questions about how Tesla has marketed Autopilot, and whether drivers are capable of using it responsibly. Visit Business Insider's homepage for more stories. The National Transportation Safety Board has determined that Tesla's...
Tags: Google, Elon Musk, US, Trends, Tesla, Bloomberg, Beverly Hills, Jeff Bezos, Business Insider, Cadillac, Ntsb, National Transportation Safety Board, Huang, Mountain View California, Andrew Yang, Walter Huang


Google's Silicon Valley HQ has a new 31,000-square-foot amenity-packed floor with looks inspired by salt mining — see inside (GOOG)

Google's Mountain View, California headquarters opened a more than 31,000-square-foot area inspired by the area's history of salt mining in 2019. The floor is a place for Googlers to hang out, eat, or workout.  Google is known for its quirky offices, often inspired by the locations where they're built.  Visit Business Insider's homepage for more stories. Google is known for its fun and unusual offices, and its Mountain View, California headquarters is no exception. Also called the Googleplex,...
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Data shows Tesla owner experienced same glitch days before deadly 2018 crash (ars technica)

Enlarge / Walter Huang's Model X in a tow yard days after his fatal crash. (credit: NTSB) On March 23, 2018, a glitch in Tesla's Autopilot technology contributed to the death of Walter Huang in Mountain View, California. As Huang's Model X approached a left exit on US Highway 101, the software apparently got the lane lines mixed up. The car steered to the left, putting itself in the space between the diverging lanes. Seconds later, it crashed into a concrete lane divider at 70 miles per hour. ...
Tags: Apple, News, US, Tesla, Timothy B Lee, Ntsb, National Transportation Safety Board, Huang, Mountain View California, Walter Huang, Tesla Forensic


10 millionaires and billionaires who shop at Target, Costco, and other bargain-lover favorites

Millionaires build wealth by being frugal. It explains why many have been spotted shopping at big-box and discount stores. Britney Spears shopped at Target 80 times in 2018, while Mark Zuckerberg was recently photographed shopping at Costco. Visit Business Insider's homepage for more stories. Millionaires are a frugal bunch. It's partly why they have so much money. Frugality — a commitment to saving, spending less, and sticking to a budget — is a key factor in building wealth, Sarah Stanley F...
Tags: Mark Zuckerberg, Home Depot, UK, Rihanna, California, Barack Obama, Trends, Walmart, Bravo, Michelle Obama, Mitt Romney, Kate Middleton, Warren Buffett, Harry, Britney Spears, Kylie Jenner


The most unusual, extravagant ways tech executives like Larry Ellison and Elon Musk have spent their money

Tech executives like Larry Ellison, Jeff Bezos, and Elon Musk have found unusual ways to spend their billions.  Elon Musk bought the submarine car from "The Spy Who Loved Me," while Jeff Bezos dredged pieces of the Apollo 12 engine from the bottom of the Atlantic.  Oracle billionaire Larry Ellison owns 98% of the Hawaiian island of Lanai.  Visit Business Insider's homepage for more stories. If you're among the richest people in the world, chances are you've found some unusual ways to spend yo...
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