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The top agents and managers for influencers on YouTube, Instagram, and TikTok

Select Management Group; UTA; CAA; A3 Artists Agency; Shayanne Gal/Business Insider Hi, this is Amanda Perelli coming to your inbox a day early this week. Welcome back to Insider Influencers, our weekly rundown on the influencer and creator economy. Sign up for the newsletter here.Throughout this year, we have watched as hundreds of talent managers and agents have raced to sign the buzziest social stars. Hollywood's top entertainment agencies, from WME to UTA, have particularly focused on ...
Tags: Hollywood, Media, Instagram, Youtube, Advertising, Trends, Mtv, New York Times, Nba, Caa, WME, Npr, Teespring, UTA, Collins, Influencers


Snapchat's Evan Spiegel goes from innovator to imitator

Hello, and welcome to this Wednesday's edition of the Insider Tech newsletter, where we break down the biggest news in tech. Did someone forward this newsletter to you? Get Insider Tech straight in your inbox by subscribing here. Soundtrack: for maximum enjoyment of this newsletter, we recommend listening to the Steely Dan classic "Do It Again." This week: Evan Spiegel and the imitator's dilemma Snap CEO Evan Spiegel Samantha Lee / Business Insider If there's one constant in the consumer...
Tags: Google, Amazon, Startups, Facebook, Mark Zuckerberg, Star Wars, Enterprise, Yahoo, Disney, US, Trends, Intel, Earth, Snapchat, Larry Page, Sergey Brin


Guitar Center, the largest retailer for musical instruments in the US, has filed for bankruptcy

View of a Guitar Center store in Hollywood, California. Valerie Macon/AFP via Getty Images Guitar Center, the largest musical instrument retailer in the US, has filed for bankruptcy. The company announced Saturday it was entering the Chapter 11 restructuring process, during which it'll stay in business. Guitar Center said it expects to finish up the process by the end of the year. Like other physical retailers, Guitar Center has felt the negative impacts of consumers' increasing reliance o...
Tags: Music, News, US, Trends, Bloomberg, Bankruptcy, New York Times, Retail, Afp, Guitar Center, Hollywood California, Lord Taylor, Valerie Macon, Paige Leskin, Getty Images Guitar Center, US Guitar Center


TikTok is asking a court to block the Trump administration from forcing a sale to US investors because the White House seems to have ghosted it

Tolga Akmen/AFP/Getty Images; Clancy Morgan/Business Insider TikTok said Tuesday asking a federal court to intervene over the Trump administration's efforts to force it to divest, just days before a November 12 deadline. The company said it hasn't heard from the Trump administration.  Trump has sought to ban TikTok from the US over national security concerns, which a judge previously called "hypothetical." Visit Business Insider's homepage for more stories. TikTok said it is filing a peti...
Tags: Politics, Microsoft, Entertainment, Washington, White House, US, Trends, Walmart, Beijing, United States, Biden, Donald Trump, Ruth Bader Ginsburg, Oracle, Cnbc, Trump


Everything you need to know about Parler, the social media app conservatives are flocking to and that's currently No. 1 on the App Store

Twitter; Paige Leskin/Business Insider Parler, a social media app touted by Republican politicians and right-wing pundits, topped the App Store in the days following the 2020 election.  The app brands itself as a "free speech" platform, and CEO John Matze told Forbes there are "no fact checkers" on the app. Upon signing up, Parler recommends "promoted members," including Sen. Ted Cruz, Sean Hannity, and Dinesh D'Souza. Many promoted members have spread false information about the election...
Tags: Apple, Facebook, Twitter, Politics, New York, News, Republicans, Trends, Social Media, Joe Biden, Tech News, Ted Cruz, New York Times, Bill Gates, Islam, Muslim


Everything you need to know about Parler, the social-media app conservatives are flocking to and that's No. 1 on the App Store

Twitter; Paige Leskin/Business Insider Parler, a social-media app touted by Republican politicians and right-wing pundits, made it to the top of the App Store in the days following the 2020 election. The app, which brands itself as a "free speech" platform, has "no fact checkers," CEO John Matze told Forbes in June. When someone signs up, Parler recommends "promoted members" that include Sen. Ted Cruz, Sean Hannity, and Dinesh D'Souza. Parler has a "discover news" section that recommends ...
Tags: Apple, Facebook, Twitter, Politics, New York, News, Republicans, Australia, Trends, Social Media, Joe Biden, Tech News, Ted Cruz, New York Times, Bill Gates, Islam


Conservative social media app Parler has been downloaded nearly 1 million times since Election Day, topping app charts. A 'Stop the Steal' hashtag has 15,000 mentions.

Twitter; Paige Leskin/Business Insider In the five days from Election Day, November 3, the conservative social media platform Parler was downloaded nearly 1 million times. Prominent Republicans have encouraged people to use Parler instead of Twitter and Facebook. On November 8, Parler took the number one spot for free iPhone apps on the US App Store — the following day, it ranked number one on Google Play for the first time ever. Downloads of the app rocketed just as Facebook and Twitter ...
Tags: Google Play Store, Facebook, Twitter, Washington, US, Trends, Joe Biden, App Store, Biden, Donald Trump, Trump, Wernick, Chapple, Parler, Paige Leskin, Kate Duffy


Trump supporters are flocking to alternative social networks to plan election-office protests after Facebook banned groups that attracted hundreds of thousands of members

A woman holds a sign during a "Stop the Steal" protest at the Clark County Election Center in North Las Vegas, Nevada. Reuters/Steve Marcus On Thursday, Facebook removed a group called "Stop the Steal," which echoed accusations made by President Trump and falsely accused Democrats of trying to steal the presidential election for Joe Biden. The group accumulated 365,000 members before it was shut down. However, organizers were prepared for Facebook's removal of the group, and have already m...
Tags: Facebook, Maryland, US, Trends, Joe Biden, Pennsylvania, Gop, Nevada, Biden, Illinois, Donald Trump, Trump, Roger Stone, Decision Desk HQ, Arizona Georgia, NORTH LAS VEGAS Nevada


Facebook takes down group for making false election claims and 'worrying calls for violence' after it amassed over 365,000 members in 2 days

Supporters of U.S. President Donald Trump protest Nov. 5 in front of the Pennsylvania Commonwealth capitol building. Reuters/Mark Kauzlarich A Facebook group called "Stop the Steal" was created Tuesday accusing Democrats of trying to steal the presidential election for Joe Biden. By Thursday, the group accumulated 365,000 members. Facebook removed the group Thursday, saying it was organized around "the delegitimization of the election process," and some members were making "worrying calls ...
Tags: Facebook, Twitter, Politics, News, America, Trends, Joe Biden, Gop, Biden, Donald Trump, Trump, Reuters, Election 2020, Roger Stone, Electoral College, Mark Kauzlarich


Inside Visa Equity Partners — Election whale trade — Asset managers' M&A playbook

Reuters / Lucas Jackson Welcome back.Buckle up for what should be a wild week. If you're not yet a subscriber, you can sign up here to get your daily dose of the stories dominating banking, business, and big deals.Like the newsletter? Hate the newsletter? Feel free to drop me a line at [email protected] or on Twitter @DanDeFrancesco.  The curious case of the market whale Win McNamee/Getty Images Speaking of the election, Alex Morrell has a great story on a single i...
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Facebook waddles past Q3 expectations, reporting moderate revenue growth but decline in US active users. Stock dips slightly in after-hours trading.

Facebook co-founder and CEO Mark Zuckerberg testifies before the House Financial Services Committee in the Rayburn House Office Building on Capitol Hill October 23, 2019 in Washington, DC. Chip Somodevilla/Getty Images Facebook announced better-than-expected revenue Thursday for its third-quarter earnings, but saw a decline in its active users in the US over the past three months.Facebook generated around $21.5 billion in revenue in Q3 2020, up 22% year-on-year. The positive revenue results...
Tags: Facebook, Mark Zuckerberg, Washington, US, Trends, Markets, Bloomberg, Canada, Earnings, Silicon Valley, Capitol Hill, Facebook Instagram, House Financial Services Committee, FB, Amazon Apple, EPS


LIVE: Here come Facebook's Q3 2020 earnings

Facebook co-founder and CEO Mark Zuckerberg testifies before the House Financial Services Committee in the Rayburn House Office Building on Capitol Hill October 23, 2019 in Washington, DC. Chip Somodevilla/Getty Images Facebook is announcing its third-quarter earnings Thursday afternoon, with results expected to show the company is recovering from the coronavirus-related economic downturn.Here are the key numbers Wall Street is expecting, via Bloomberg:Revenue: $21.47 billion, up 22% year-o...
Tags: Apple, Facebook, Mark Zuckerberg, Washington, Wall Street, Trends, Markets, Bloomberg, Earnings, Silicon Valley, Capitol Hill, Facebook Instagram, House Financial Services Committee, FB, EPS, Tech Insider


How ill-fated startup Quibi went from raising $1.75 billion before launch to shutting down just 6 months later

Rafapress/Shutterstock Quibi just announced it was shutting down only six months after launching. The service's goal was to draw subscribers in to watch short mobile content on their phones. Quibi raised $1.75 billion but failed to attract subscribers. Visit Business Insider's homepage for more stories. Quibi is officially dead, after launching during the COVID-19 pandemic and surviving just six months. On Wednesday, the company announced that it was shutting down and informed employees t...
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The rise and fall of Quibi from raising $1.75 billion before launch to shutting down just 6 months later

Rafapress/Shutterstock Quibi just announced it was shutting down only six months after launching. The service's goal was to draw subscribers in to watch short mobile content on their phones. Quibi raised $1.75 billion but failed to attract subscribers. Visit Business Insider's homepage for more stories. Quibi is officially dead, after launching during the COVID-19 pandemic and surviving just six months. On Wednesday, the company announced that it was shutting down and informed employees t...
Tags: Google, Hollywood, News, Media, Ebay, Disney, Trends, Tech, Ces, Bbc, Features, Netflix, New York Times, Dreamworks, Streaming, Silicon Valley


Facebook's much-hyped oversight board that can overrule even CEO Mark Zuckerberg likely won't make any decisions until after Election Day

Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg appears before a House Financial Services Committee hearing on Capitol Hill in Washington, Wednesday, Oct. 23, 2019. Andrew Harnik/AP Facebook's oversight board — a pseudo-independent group sometimes called Facebook's "Supreme Court" that can review and overrule the company's decisions to remove posts — announced its launch Thursday. Facebook and Instagram users will now be able to submit appeals on content moderation to the board for review. The board has give...
Tags: Facebook, Mark Zuckerberg, Politics, Instagram, Washington, Advertising, US, Trends, United States, Capitol Hill, Co, Board, HARRIS, House Financial Services Committee, Andrew Harnik, Helle Thorning Schmidt


Snap crushes analysts' Q3 revenue expectations, sending its stock soaring

Evan Spiegel, CEO and cofounder of Snapchat, talks at the 2018 Code conference. Greg Sandoval/Business Insider Snap's revenue for Q3 blew away analysts' expectations and sent its stock booming in after-hours trading late Tuesday.Snapchat's parent company said it generated $678.7 million in revenue in the third quarter, up by 52% year-on-year.  The reported revenue beat Wall Street analysts' consensus by more than $100 million.The jump in revenue growth by Snap could signal optimism for the ...
Tags: Trends, Bloomberg, Snapchat, Evan Spiegel, Snap, Tech Insider, Greg Sandoval, Paige Leskin, Earnings 2020, Q3 2020


Twitter botched its own moderation policies by banning a New York Post story and added fuel to the right's baseless belief that Big Tech is waging a war against conservatives

Activist Mike Merrigan holds a piñata shaped like the Twitter logo with hair to look like U.S. President Donald Trump during a protest outside of Twitter headquarters on May 28, 2020 in San Francisco, California. Justin Sullivan/Getty Images Twitter earlier this week banned an article published by the New York Post regarding the son of Democratic presidential candidate Joe Biden. The report was based in part on files and emails that the Post said were taken from Hunter Biden's laptop. Twit...
Tags: Amazon, Facebook, Twitter, Post, New York Post, Politics, Fcc, White House, US, Trends, Social Media, Joe Biden, Ukraine, Analysis, Fbi, Atlantic


The New York Post's dubious Hunter Biden article was shared 300,000 times on Facebook even after the company said it limited its reach

Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg. The Asahi Shimbun via Getty Images The dubiously-sourced New York Post article about Joe Biden's son Hunter has been shared nearly 400,000 times on Facebook, according to data from CrowdTangle. Although Facebook said Wednesday afternoon it was restricting distribution of the article while it was fact-checked, the story has been shared more than 300,000 times since Facebook announced what actions it was taking, Business Insider has found. The high number of int...
Tags: Facebook, Mark Zuckerberg, Twitter, Post, New York Post, Politics, Senate, Trends, Joe Biden, Gop, Biden, Jack Dorsey, Giuliani, Donald Trump, Rudy Giuliani, Dorsey


Facebook and Twitter are slowing the spread of a controversial New York Post story about Hunter Biden after questions arise about its veracity and a possible disinformation campaign

In this photo illustration a Facebook logo seen displayed on a smartphone. Photo Illustration by Rafael Henrique/SOPA Images/LightRocket via Getty Images Facebook is slowing the spread of a controversial New York Post article that purportedly references emails from Hunter Biden while Facebook's fact-checkers determine whether or not it's true. Facebook spokesperson Andy Stone said Wednesday Facebook is "reducing the distribution" of the New York Post article on its platforms while it's bei...
Tags: Facebook, Twitter, Post, New York Post, Obama, Senate, Trends, Joe Biden, Ukraine, Biden, Giuliani, Donald Trump, Rudy Giuliani, Tucker Carlson, Hunter Biden, Andy Stone


Facebook says it's choking the spread of a controversial New York Post story about Hunter Biden while its fact-checkers investigate whether it's true or not

In this photo illustration a Facebook logo seen displayed on a smartphone. Photo Illustration by Rafael Henrique/SOPA Images/LightRocket via Getty Images Facebook is slowing the spread of a controversial New York Post article that purportedly references emails from Hunter Biden while Facebook's fact-checkers determine whether or not it's true. Facebook spokesperson Andy Stone said Wednesday Facebook is "reducing the distribution" of the New York Post article on its platforms while it's bei...
Tags: Facebook, Post, New York Post, Obama, Senate, Trends, Joe Biden, Ukraine, Giuliani, Donald Trump, Rudy Giuliani, Tucker Carlson, Hunter Biden, Andy Stone, Donald Trump Giuliani, Getty Images Facebook


Facebook bans Holocaust-denial content after allowing it for years

Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg appears before a House Financial Services Committee hearing on Capitol Hill in Washington, Wednesday, Oct. 23, 2019. Andrew Harnik/AP Facebook announced Monday it was changing its hate speech policy to "prohibit any content that denies or distorts the Holocaust." The company has faced criticism for more than a decade over its refusal to moderate anti-Semitic content that distorts or denies the Holocaust, when Nazis and their allies systematically killed 6 milli...
Tags: Facebook, Mark Zuckerberg, Politics, Washington, Trends, Holocaust, Capitol Hill, Anti-semitism, Wall Street Journal, House Financial Services Committee, Institute for Strategic Dialogue, Andrew Harnik, AP Facebook, Tech Insider, Content Moderation, Holocaust Denial


TikTok VP Blake Chandlee to speak at the Business Insider Global Trends Festival 2020

Business Insider Business Insider is proud to announce that Blake Chandlee will speak at the inaugural BI Global Trends Festival, a virtual event taking place the week of October 19-23, 2020.Chandlee is the VP overseeing all of TikTok's ad partnerships, sales operations, and anything the app does to generate revenue — making him one of the most important people running the company's US operations today.The company has been in the spotlight since the Trump administration's attempts to issue...
Tags: Facebook, US, Trends, Business Insider, Trump, Tech Insider, Tiktok, Blake Chandlee, Paige Leskin, Chandlee, Business Insider Global Trends Festival


TikTok will be around until at least after the presidential election. Here's what that means for the app's future.

Jim Watson/AFP via Getty Images; Samantha Lee/Business Insider A US federal judge has scheduled a hearing for November 4 to next decide on whether to temporarily block the US government's attempt to ban TikTok nationwide. The hearing date means TikTok's fate is secured until at least after the presidential election on November 3. Although the delay doesn't decide TikTok's future, it means that TikTok and ByteDance now have more than a month to weed through political tensions and deal nego...
Tags: China, US, Trends, Getty Images, Analysis, Beijing, Donald Trump, Trump, JIM WATSON, Tech Insider, Samantha Lee, Bytedance, Tiktok, Paige Leskin, Carl Nichols, TikTok Ban


Inside the heated debate over TikTok rival Triller's user count

Photo Illustration by Rafael Henrique/SOPA Images/LightRocket via Getty Images Hi, this is Amanda Perelli. Welcome back to Insider Influencers, our weekly rundown on the influencer and creator economy. Sign up for the newsletter here.TikTok rival Triller has reported ever-increasing user numbers in the last year, but some former employees are wary of its figures.My colleague Dan Whateley spoke with six former Triller employees who pointed in particular to an October 2019 press release by t...
Tags: New York, Media, Instagram, Youtube, White House, Advertising, Trends, Star, Netflix, Chelsea, New Jersey, Sydney, Alexis Ohanian, The New York Times, Biden, Bestbuy


Federal judge says Trump administration's actions against TikTok 'likely exceed' the president's authority

Jim Watson/AFP via Getty Images; Samantha Lee/Business Insider A federal judge granted TikTok an injunction Sunday, temporarily blocking the US government's attempt to block new downloads and software updates of the app in the US. According to the injunction, unsealed Monday, the judge said the restrictions imposed on TikTok "likely exceed" the authority of IEEPA, the law giving the president broad authority over economic transactions Donald Trump used to issue the app ban. TikTok also pr...
Tags: US, Trends, Getty Images, Donald Trump, Injunction, Trump, Commerce Department, JIM WATSON, Pappas, Tech Insider, Samantha Lee, Bytedance, Tiktok, Paige Leskin, Vanessa Pappas, TikTok Trump


TikTok download ban temporarily blocked by US judge in a blow to the Trump administration

Photo Illustration by Rafael Henrique/SOPA Images/LightRocket via Getty Images A federal judge on Sunday ruled in favor of TikTok, blocking the Trump administration's temporary download ban set to take place tonight at 11:59 p.m. TikTok has been a target of the Trump administration since July, and last month, the president signed a pair of executive orders against the app and its Chinese owner, ByteDance, leading to the download ban. The president said last week that a deal between ByteDa...
Tags: Google, Politics, News, Microsoft, Senate, China, US, Trends, Walmart, Joe Biden, Getty Images, Pennsylvania, Fox News, Donald Trump, Oracle, Justice Department


Under Vanessa Pappas, TikTok could go from political nightmare to a powerhouse focused on investing in creators

Martin Salgo via Tiktok TikTok is awaiting the approval of a deal with Oracle that could put an end to the months-long battle with the US government over the app's Chinese ties and US presence. Pressure on the relationship between TikTok and its Beijing-based parent company, ByteDance, has led to questions over who will have control over the resulting US-based company. This power struggle seems to have been a reason why TikTok's last CEO, Kevin Mayer, quit only three months into the job. ...
Tags: Instagram, Obama, Australia, Youtube, Washington, Disney, US, Careers, Trends, Social Media, Walmart, Analysis, Beijing, New York Times, Donald Trump, Kevin Systrom


TikTok has asked a federal judge to halt President Trump's ban

Jim Watson/AFP via Getty Images; Samantha Lee/Business Insider TikTok is asking a federal judge to issue a preliminary junction to halt President Donald Trump's partial app ban set to take effect this weekend.TikTok filed a request Wednesday afternoon for "preliminary injunctive relief" that would prevent the US government from implementing its ban September 27 on new downloads of the app and software updates for existing users.According to court documents, TikTok is also requesting an exp...
Tags: Politics, US, Trends, Getty Images, Donald Trump, US District Court, Trump, Commerce Department, JIM WATSON, Tech Insider, Samantha Lee, Tiktok, Paige Leskin, TikTok Ban, BI Graphics, TikTok lawsuit


TikTok has asked a federal judge to file an injunction halting Donald Trump's ban

Jim Watson/AFP via Getty Images; Samantha Lee/Business Insider TikTok is facing down the deadlines set by Donald Trump's executive orders to implement a partial app ban on Sunday and a total ban on November 12. On Wednesday, TikTok filed a preliminary injunction asking a federal judge to delay Trump's ban planned for September 27 at 11:59 p.m. The injunction was filed as part of TikTok's lawsuit against the US government challenging the legality and constitutionality of Trump's August 6 e...
Tags: Politics, Washington, US, Trends, Walmart, Getty Images, Donald Trump, US District Court, Trump, Commerce Department, JIM WATSON, US Commerce Department, Covington Burling, Tech Insider, Samantha Lee, Tiktok


TikTok is racing to finalize a deal that could give Oracle and US investors a majority stake in the app. Here's what we know about the bid that could save TikTok from a US ban.

TikTok; Samantha Lee/Business Insider The future of popular video app TikTok remains uncertain as the Trump administration threatens another ban.  The US Department of Commerce said on Friday it would ban new downloads and software updates of TikTok starting September 20, and then ban TikTok completely on November 12 if no deal were reached to allay the administration's concerns about the app's ties to China. The Treasury Department and TikTok parent ByteDance have reportedly reached a te...
Tags: Enterprise, Media, Microsoft, China, Advertising, US, Trends, Walmart, Bloomberg, Beijing, Missouri, Larry Ellison, Treasury, National Security, US Treasury, Republican