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This YC-backed power couple launched a Patreon alternative for creators that's helped a horror movie actor boost his earnings by 30% during lockdown

Power couple Annie Hwang and Jason Cui built Jemi, a Patreon alternative that landed them a coveted spot in Y Combinator's Summer 2020 batch. Jemi helps creator entrepreneurs to sell merchandise and experiences, such as autographed pictures, 1-on-1 virtual hang outs, and acting classes. So far, they've brought on ex-Guns N' Roses lead guitarist Bumblefoot, Olympic figure skater Karen Chen, and actor Sean Whalen, who is best known for his roles in the horror film 'The People Under the Stairs' a...
Tags: Apple, Trends, Paypal, Netflix, Harvard, Seth Rogen, Patreon, Venmo, Yc, Roach, Whalen, Cui, Hwang, Karen Chen, BluRays, Jemi


Free Medium Size Puffy Blanket Or Pillow After Stacking $25+$50 Off!

1. Login to PayPal here and then click here and save the $50 off Puffy offer to your account. 2. Go to Puffy’s site and add a medium blanket or Pillow to your cart. 3. Use $25 off code: PUFFY25 4. Checkout with PayPal and it will show a voucher applied. It will then return you to […]
Tags: Deals, Paypal, Free Stuff


HURRY! Free Medium Size Puffy Blanket Or Pillow After Stacking $25+$50 Off!

1. Login to PayPal here and then click here and save the $50 off Puffy offer to your account. 2. Go to Puffy’s site and add a Pillow to your cart. (medium blanket is now sold out) 3. Use $25 off code: PUFFY25 4. Checkout with PayPal and it will show a voucher applied. It will […]
Tags: Deals, Paypal, Free Stuff


5 databases helping tech companies like Facebook and Apple recruit workers that were laid off during the coronavirus pandemic

Layoffs in tech are not letting up, and many tech workers are worrying about where to find their next role.  But some companies are trying to reduce the burden on job seekers by creating databases where they can input their information and get a call from a relevant recruiter.  Parachute, Silver Lining, Torch Capital, Layoffs.fyi, and Drafted are all offering layoff databases for workers to find their next role, and some even offer extra resources, like layoff newsletters and one-on-one career...
Tags: Apple, Google, Amazon, Facebook, San Francisco, Trends, Paypal, Ibm, Boeing, Bay Area, Cambridge Massachusetts, Facebook Amazon, Roger Lee, Jon Keidan, Torch Capital, Katie Reiner


Secretive Palantir Technologies is preparing to go public. But behind the cloak-and-dagger image, insiders and investors say, it's struggled to build a steady revenue model.

Palantir Technologies, one of the oldest unicorns in Silicon Valley, will face new levels of scrutiny when it finally reveals its financial information ahead of a public listing expected early this fall. The Peter Thiel-backed startup built its reputation as a secret purveyor of government spy technologies, supplying near-magical tools to law enforcement and military clients around the globe. But behind the scenes, Palantir has struggled to build the type of steady, recurring revenue model tha...
Tags: Google, Facebook, UK, Ebola, Microsoft, Navy, California, Washington Post, Cdc, Ebay, Saudi Arabia, Stanford, Nsa, White House, China, Virginia


POWER PLAYERS: Meet 11 American Express execs leading the card giant's digital payments and small-business lending push

The adoption of digital payments has taken off amid the coronavirus pandemic, as consumers look to avoid cash. American Express, both a card network and credit issuer, is riding the digital wave with products like contactless cards, partnerships with players like Venmo, and QR codes to pay. And now, the card giant is eyeing an acquisition of small business lender Kabbage, according to Bloomberg. From fraud monitoring to credit decisioning to exploring new ways to pay, here are the 11 power pla...
Tags: Apple, Home, Motorola, Facebook, UK, Australia, US, Trends, Walmart, Bloomberg, Paypal, Marriott, American Express, Crop, Amex, Yuan


Secretive data-analytics firm Palantir Technologies has thrived in the shadows, but a coming IPO could poke holes in its most valuable asset — its reputation

Palantir Technologies, one of the oldest unicorns in Silicon Valley, will face new levels of scrutiny when it finally reveals its financial information ahead of a public listing expected early this fall. The Peter Thiel-backed startup built its reputation as a secret purveyor of government spy technologies, supplying near-magical tools to law enforcement and military clients around the globe. But behind the scenes, Palantir has struggled to build the type of steady, recurring revenue model tha...
Tags: Google, Facebook, UK, Ebola, Microsoft, Navy, California, Washington Post, Cdc, Ebay, Saudi Arabia, Stanford, Nsa, White House, China, Virginia


Palantir Technologies is preparing to go public. But behind the cloak-and-dagger image, insiders and investors say, it's struggled to build a steady revenue model.

Palantir Technologies, one of the oldest unicorns in Silicon Valley, will face new levels of scrutiny when it finally reveals its financial information ahead of a public listing expected early this fall. The Peter Thiel-backed startup built its reputation as a secret purveyor of government spy technologies, supplying near-magical tools to law enforcement and military clients around the globe. But behind the scenes, Palantir has struggled to build the type of steady, recurring revenue model tha...
Tags: Google, Facebook, UK, Ebola, Microsoft, Navy, California, Washington Post, Cdc, Ebay, Saudi Arabia, Stanford, Nsa, White House, China, Virginia


How to be like Elon Musk: An Influencer CEO

The creator of Tesla, who also happens to be the owner of PayPal and the mind behind SpaceX, is one of the most influential individuals on the internet today. Elon Musk is a celebrity billionaire not because of his looks, but mostly because of what he has to say. He is one of the billionaires in the world who has some intense presence online. He is even branded as the world’s first influencer CEO. How good an influencer is Elon Musk? One of the facts that make Elon Musk quite a popular infl...
Tags: Facebook, Spacex, Elon Musk, Advertising, Tesla, Paypal, Michelle Obama, Barack, Wikimedia Commons What, Elon Musks, Blog Tips, Influencer, Power of Social Media Platforms Using Elon Musk


Meet the 27-year-old Stanford grad who impressed Peter Thiel at a meet-&-greet and inspired the billionaire entrepreneur to invest in his crypto startup the next day

Alexander Liegl is the CEO at Layer1, a bitcoin-mining startup that raised $50 million in Series A funding from Peter Thiel and Shasta Ventures in 2019. Before Layer1, Liegl launched a startup, Apax Labs, that helped the Mexican government detect tax fraud. In 2018, Liegl pitched an idea for an activist hedge fund for cryptocurrencies to Jack Selby, a member of the PayPal mafia and the managing director of Thiel Capital.  Selby told Business Insider in an email that he forwards about 1 in ever...
Tags: Apple, South Korea, Europe, Texas, Mexico, Stanford, Germany, US, Los Angeles, San Francisco, Trends, Paypal, Bitcoin, Mexico City, Peter Thiel, Business Insider


Equifax's CTO walked us through a Google Cloud migration that's addressing security concerns, cutting $240 million in costs, and helping speed up new product launches

Bryson Koehler, chief technology officer for Equifax, detailed the digital transformation the consumer credit-reporting giant has undergone over the past two years. Equifax has put a "significant" amount of a $1.25 billion investment towards full adoption of the public cloud. Koehler said the firm has already decommissioned 10 data centers and is on pace to save $240 million. Visit Business Insider's homepage for more stories. It took Bryson Koehler all of two weeks to realize what changes he...
Tags: Google, Amazon, Microsoft, Wall Street, US, Trends, Paypal, Deutsche Bank, Ibm Watson, Ibm, Cto, Citi, Equifax, Bryson Koehler, Koehler, Google Cloud


How old 14 of the world's richest people were when they first became billionaires

Not all billionaires join the three comma club at the same age. Bill Gates may be richer than Mark Zuckerberg, but the Facebook CEO became a billionaire when he was nearly a decade younger. Oprah Winfrey became a billionaire at age 49. Visit Business Insider's homepage for more stories. When Bill Gates became a billionaire in 1987 at 31, he was the youngest person to ever join the three comma club. In 2008, Mark Zuckerberg took that title when he reached billionaire status at 23.  But not all...
Tags: Google, Amazon, Facebook, Mark Zuckerberg, Spacex, Microsoft, Ebay, Disney, Dallas Mavericks, America, Trends, Tesla, Bloomberg, Paypal, Snapchat, Larry Page


School Daze: New Rules for Back-to-School

One of the biggest seasons for retailers is happening right now—back-to-school. But due to the COVID-19 global pandemic the back-to-school shopping season is going to look different than it normally does. According to PayPal, here’s what you need to know to prepare. PayPal just completed a survey of college students and parents of K-12 graders and despite all the uncertainty 40% of the parents and 35% of the college students plan to spend more this year than they did in 2019. College freshman wi...
Tags: Business, Trends, Paypal, Right Now, PayPal Credit


A Y Combinator-backed payments startup that's raised $16 million just launched out of stealth mode. Here's a look at how it's plugging into accounting software like Quickbooks to help companies manage bills.

Routable, backed by Y Combinator and Marqeta CEO Jason Gardner, just launched out of stealth mode with $16 million in funding to digitize business payments. Bill pay startups are hot, especially as businesses have shifted online amid the coronavirus pandemic. Routable white-labels its tech and has integrations with accounting software like Quickbooks and Xero, making it easy for businesses to track money moving in and out.  Visit Business Insider's homepage for more stories. For businesses, m...
Tags: Congress, Trends, Paypal, Bill, Api, PPP, Kabbage, QuickBooks, Xero, MOR, Instamed, Jason Gardner, Routable, Box Group Y Combinator, Jason Gardner Routable, Omri Mor


A scammer told us he cashed in selling millions of fake views for Instagram Reels just hours after it launched

Scammers are already profiting from selling fake views on Reels, Instagram's short-form video feature that only launched on August 5. One seller said they had already made enough from selling fake views for a "good car and a decent home." Typically, a customer might pay $5 for 1,000 views, or $15 per 1,000 likes. A Facebook spokesperson said: "Inauthentic activity is bad for the community and since the early days of Instagram we've invested in ways to identify and remove millions of fake or sp...
Tags: Facebook, Instagram, Trends, Paypal, Wall Street Journal, Facebook Instagram, Lasso, Adam Mosseri, Instagram Reels, Reels Instagram, Andrea Stroppa


Centre for Psychological Astrology Courses For the Fall 2020

The Centre for Psychological Astrology just released their slate of course for the fall - all online. The classes will be held on Wednesday evenings 19.00 – 21.00 GMT/BST. Dates for the first term are 30 September - 2 December 2020 starting at 19.00 BST. Full details are on our website here: https://www.cpalondon.com/foundation.htmlThis is a three term online certificate course with John Green and is ideal for those wanting to learn the basics of psychological astrology or those interested ...
Tags: UK, Paypal, John Green, Astrology


Richard Stallman Discusses Privacy Risks of Bitcoin, Suggests 'Something Much Better'

Richard Stallman gave a new interview to the site Cointelegraph, which asked him his feelings about cryptocurrencies. "I'm not against them," Stallman answers "I'm not campaigning to eliminate them, I just don't particularly want to use them." Cointelegraph then asks Stallman how he feels about tests underway for the Chinese government's own central bank digital currency: Richard Stallman: "Digital payment systems are fundamentally dangerous if they are not engineered to ensure privacy. Chin...
Tags: Facebook, China, Tech, Paypal, Libra, Stallman, Richard Stallman, Facebook Read, Facebook Because Facebook, Cointelegraph, GNU Taler


TikTok influencers break down how they make money

Hi! Welcome to the Insider Advertising daily for August 10. I'm Lauren Johnson, a senior advertising reporter at Business Insider. Subscribe here to get this newsletter in your inbox every weekday. Send me feedback or tips at [email protected] A quick reminder that nominations for our upcoming list of marketing-tech executives are due by Friday.  Today's news: How TikTok influencers make money, AT&T's marketing cuts, and Amazon slashes marketing spend. TikTok influencers reveal...
Tags: Amazon, New York, Hollywood, US, Trends, Paypal, New York Times, Eugene Kim, Trump, AT T, Brian Olsavsky, Nathan Young, Lauren Johnson, John Stankey, Tanya Dua, Addison Rae


WarnerMedia shakes up leadership amid rollout of HBO Max

Hi! Welcome to the Insider Advertising daily for August 10. I'm Lauren Johnson, a senior advertising reporter at Business Insider. Subscribe here to get this newsletter in your inbox every weekday. Send me feedback or tips at [email protected] A quick reminder that nominations for our upcoming list of marketing-tech executives are due by Friday.  Today's news: WarnerMedia's shakeup, how TikTok influencers make money, AT&T's marketing cuts, and Amazon slashes marketing spend. Thre...
Tags: Amazon, Hbo, New York, Hollywood, US, Trends, Paypal, New York Times, Jason Kilar, Eugene Kim, Trump, AT T, TruTV, Casey Bloys, TNT TBS, Brian Olsavsky


PayPal's two top ad-side execs have just left in quick succession

PayPal's chief creative officer Steve Simpson, its top advertising executive, left the company earlier this month after CMO Allison Johnson left in May. Both "decided to leave PayPal" as the company streamlines its global marketing functions, according to a PayPal spokeswoman. Their departures came after PayPal shifted its marketing strategy during the coronavirus pandemic, placing less emphasis on the brand and more on catering to small businesses, said a source with direct knowledge of the m...
Tags: San Francisco, Trends, CMO, Paypal, Johnson, WPP, Ogilvy, Simpson, Omnicom, Steve Simpson, WPP Publicis, Goodby Silverstein, Allison Johnson, Contact Patrick Coffee on Signal, Leanne Sheraton, PayPal Simpson


Winning the electric car race is just the beginning of Elon Musk's plan for Tesla (TSLA)

The electric car race has been on since 2010, but it's now essentially over, and Tesla has won: CEO Elon Musk's automaker dominates the EV market But that market remains tiny, at just about 2% of global sales. Musk knows that for Tesla's grand vision to succeed, that share has to grow exponentially. Winning the EV race means that for Tesla, the real work of eliminating the internal-combustion engine has just begun. Visit Business Insider's homepage for more stories. The idea that automakers a...
Tags: Facebook, Elon Musk, China, US, Trends, General Motors, Tesla, Paypal, Porsche, Ford, Mary Barra, Fca, Gm, Chrysler, Toyota, Volkswagen


Which hedge funds are poaching the most Big Tech talent — and which ones are seeing people jump ship for Silicon Valley

  Happy Saturday!  First, an exciting update. Our associate finance editor, Dan DeFrancesco, has started writing up a recap that you should be seeing in your inbox each weekday morning. We're hoping you'll enjoy the added personal touch on the daily newsletter. (You'll also still be getting this roundup every Saturday.) If you're not yet a subscriber, you can sign up here. Now, onto this week's big stories from the Business Insider finance team.  The savviest hedge funds need employees with spec...
Tags: Amazon, Facebook, New York City, US, Trends, Bank Of America, Paypal, Alibaba, Merrill Lynch, Manhattan, Pimco, Silicon Valley, Goldman Sachs, Meredith, Goldman, Blackstone


Hedge funds vs. Big Tech — Facebook's mega office deal — Stocks for kids

  Welcome to Wall Street Insider, where we take you behind the scenes of the finance team's biggest scoops and deep dives from the past week.  If you aren't yet a subscriber to Wall Street Insider, you can sign up here. The savviest hedge funds need employees with specific skills to keep up — and keep ahead — in a rapidly changing world. That means data scientists, coders, engineers, and systems managers. And while those skills might seem to make the most sense in Silicon Valley, Wall Street has...
Tags: Amazon, Facebook, New York City, US, Trends, Bank Of America, Paypal, Alibaba, Merrill Lynch, Manhattan, Pimco, Goldman Sachs, Meredith, Goldman, Blackstone, Fintech


7 businesses that pivoted to Zoom and FaceTime during the pandemic reveal what does and doesn't work for virtual services, classes, and events (ZM)

The coronavirus outbreak has hit many US businesses hard — one survey found that 75% of small businesses saw fewer sales in March.  It's especially difficult for businesses that rely on face-to-face interactions, like bars and salons, or companies that host in-person classes like yoga studios and cooking schools.  Business Insider talked to seven entrepreneurs who are trying to get some of their revenue back through virtual services on Zoom and FaceTime.  Click here for more BI Prime content. ...
Tags: Google, Facebook, California, Cdc, France, US, San Francisco, Trends, Atlanta, Paypal, Light, Chicago, Canada, Brooklyn, Nepal, Alaska


PayPal parts with top advertising executive after shifting its marketing strategy during the pandemic

PayPal's chief creative officer Steve Simpson, its top advertising executive, left the company after about a year. The move came after PayPal shifted its marketing strategy during the coronavirus pandemic, placing less emphasis on the brand and more on catering to small businesses, said a source with direct knowledge of the marketing operation. Simpson's departure followed that of CMO and former Apple executive Allison Johnson in May. Both "decided to leave PayPal" as the company streamlines i...
Tags: Apple, San Francisco, Trends, CMO, Paypal, Johnson, WPP, Ogilvy, Simpson, Omnicom, Steve Simpson, WPP Publicis, Goodby Silverstein, Allison Johnson, Contact Patrick Coffee on Signal, Leanne Sheraton


Win $200 Cash from Endurance Laser Labs

Enter for your chance to win $200 in PayPal cash from Endurance Lasers. One winner will be picked randomly using the gleam platform Click Here to Enter Official Rules: Worldwide, 13+. August 5... Click to read more...
Tags: Paypal, Frugality, Canadian Sweeps, Quick Ending, Multi Entry Limit, Ending in August, Cash & Gift Cards, Endurance Laser Labs


PayPal's CFO outlines ambitious plans to become your virtual wallet and why potential partnerships with the likes of Amazon and Alibaba make more sense now

PayPal has been an independent company for five years since it was spun off from eBay, which acquired the payments platform in 2002. With the expiration of its eBay operating agreement, PayPal is eyeing growth through partnerships with global e-commerce platforms like Alibaba and Shopify. The company has been red-hot in 2020, with its stock more than doubling since mid-March.  John Rainey, PayPal's CFO, told Business Insider the payments giant wants to do more than process payments for other c...
Tags: Apple, Google, Amazon, Facebook, Asia, UK, Etsy, Ebay, China, US, Samsung, Trends, Paypal, Alibaba, Brazil, American Express


PayPal's CFO outlines ambitious plans to become your virtual wallet — including a potential partnership with the likes of Amazon or Alibaba

PayPal has been an independent company for five years since it was spun off from eBay, which acquired the payments platform in 2002. With the expiration of its eBay operating agreement, PayPal is eyeing growth through partnerships with global e-commerce platforms like Alibaba and Shopify. The company has been red-hot in 2020, with its stock more than doubling since mid-March.  John Rainey, PayPal's CFO, told Business Insider the payments giant wants to do more than process payments for other c...
Tags: Apple, Google, Amazon, Facebook, Asia, UK, Etsy, Ebay, China, US, Samsung, Trends, Paypal, Alibaba, Brazil, American Express


Extra Crunch Live: Join a live Q&A with Max Levchin today at 1pm PDT/4pm EDT

Money makes the world go round, as the saying goes. But how and where we spend it are still very much up for grabs. One person who has been pondering that question and providing answers very successfully is Max Levchin, and we’re very excited to have him as our special guest today on Extra Crunch Live, where we’ll be interviewing him as well as taking questions from the audience. Levchin could not be more central to the story of Silicon Valley’s rise, and the rise of fintech, in the last twenty ...
Tags: TC, Yahoo, America, Tech, Paypal, Silicon Valley, Max Levchin, Affirm, Max, Levchin, Extra Crunch Live


POWER PLAYERS: Meet the 11 American Express execs leading the card giant's adoption of digital payments

The adoption of digital payments has taken off amid the coronavirus pandemic, as consumers look to avoid cash. American Express, both a card network and credit issuer, is riding the digital wave with products like contactless cards, partnerships with players like Venmo, and QR codes to pay. From fraud monitoring to credit decisioning to exploring new ways to pay, here are the 11 power players leading Amex's digital push. Visit Business Insider's homepage for more stories. While the adoption o...
Tags: Apple, Home, Motorola, Facebook, UK, Australia, US, Trends, Walmart, Paypal, Chase, Marriott, American Express, Crop, Amex, Yuan