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From Elon Musk to Tim Cook, here's where the world's most influential tech founders and CEOs went to college — and what they studied

College is where many figure out what they're actually interested in and determine the career they want to pursue. We researched the degrees and schools attended by well-known tech CEOs, many of whom launched their companies or landed on the idea for their first startup while studying at college. Here's where 52 CEOs and founders in the tech industry went to school, and what they studied. Visit Business Insider's homepage for more stories. For new college students, choosing a major can feel l...
Tags: Apple, Google, Facebook, Mark Zuckerberg, Europe, Elon Musk, Cook, Sweden, Maryland, Microsoft, Yahoo, Mba, Stanford, India, Satya Nadella, Trends


Magic Leap's CFO is stepping down after it was 'mutually decided' it was time for someone new. Read the email Magic Leap's CEO just sent to employees.

Magic Leap Chief Financial Officer Scott Henry is stepping down, Business Insider has learned. He will help on-board a new chief financial officer and act as an adviser to the company moving forward, according to an internal email obtained by Business Insider sent by Magic Leap's CEO to employees on Friday. "I want to let you know that Scott Henry and I have mutually decided that it is time for us to part ways," Magic Leap CEO Rony Abovitz wrote in the email. "Scott's leadership and his expert...
Tags: Apple, Japan, Florida, Microsoft, US, Trends, Warner Bros, Magic Leap, Axel Springer, Business Insider, Henry, Jpmorgan, Scott, Campbell, Dre, NTT Docomo


Magic Leap loses two women from top executive positions

Magic Leap’s executive team is pretty heavy on the dudes these days. The augmented reality startup’s two female C-suite executives, Chief Marketing Officer Brenda Freeman and Chief Business Officer Rachna Bhasin have recently both stepped back into advisory roles at the company, TechCrunch has learned. Freeman joined the startup two years ago from National Geographic. Bhasin joined the company as Chief Business Officer in October of 2015. With the two executives, both women of color, taking a...
Tags: TC, Microsoft, Tech, Augmented Reality, Magic Leap, National Geographic, TechCrunch, Lucas Matney, Freeman, Brenda Freeman, Rony Abovitz, Bhasin, Rachna Bhasin, Magic Leap Problems, VP of Marketing Tannen Campbell


The Magic Leap Con

“Today, our world feels divided.” Rony Abovitz, CEO of the infamous mixed reality startup Magic Leap stood awkwardly on a circular stage, surrounded by hundreds of attendees of his company’s first developer conference, and first major public-facing event, eyeing a teleprompter, arms behind his back. “It feels broken,”…Read more...
Tags: Science, Augmented Reality, Magic Leap, Mixed Reality, Rony Abovitz, Leapcon, Magic Leap Con


Has Saudi money become radioactive now?

Connie Loizos Contributor More posts by this contributor Divvy, an interesting new fractional home ownership startup, just raised a Series A round led by Andreessen Horowitz Forerunner Ventures just closed a $360 million fund, tripling the size of its last effort Yesterday, a Saudi news outlet broke the news that such Silicon Valley big wheels as Marc Andreessen, Sam Altman and Travis Kalanick are advisors to a $500 billion megacity projec...
Tags: Google, TC, Column, Washington Post, Saudi Arabia, White House, Boston, Softbank, Toronto, Tech, Iran, Canada, New York Times, Middle East, Sergey Brin, Virgin Group


Is Saudi money becoming radioactive?

Connie Loizos Contributor More posts by this contributor Divvy, an interesting new fractional home ownership startup, just raised a Series A round led by Andreessen Horowitz Forerunner Ventures just closed a $360 million fund, tripling the size of its last effort Yesterday, a Saudi news outlet broke the news that such Silicon Valley big wheels as Marc Andreessen, Sam Altman and Travis Kalanick are advisors to a $500 billion megacity projec...
Tags: Google, TC, Column, Elon Musk, Washington Post, Saudi Arabia, White House, Boston, Softbank, Toronto, Tech, Tesla, Iran, Canada, New York Times, Middle East


Will MBS’s money ever become radioactive?

Yesterday, a Saudi news outlet broke the news that such Silicon Valley big wheels as Marc Andreessen, Sam Altman, and Travis Kalanick are advisors to a $500 billion megacity project being built by the country, which has pitched it as a model of what future cities will look like. The announcement’s timing was not ideal for members of this 19-member list, who signed on to the project months ago in some cases. At the moment, there’s growing outrage over the weeklong disappearance of dissident Saudi...
Tags: Google, TC, Washington Post, Saudi Arabia, White House, Boston, Softbank, Toronto, Tech, Canada, New York Times, Middle East, Sergey Brin, Virgin Group, Richard Branson, Silicon Valley


The Founder and CEO of Magic Leap Discusses Creating Mixed Reality Content

As Magic Leap begins expanding access to its much-hyped mixed reality headset, many developers are looking for both guidance and inspiration surrounding what's possible on the platform. And that direction will come--at least, at first--from the earliest partners. Ahead of today's L.E.A.P. Conference in Los Angeles, Magic Leap CEO Rony Abovitz sat down on Monday...
Tags: General, Advertising, Rony Abovitz, Los Angeles Magic Leap


Andy Serkis says Magic Leap has gone from a Frankenstein-like contraption to the future of storytelling

Actor Andy Serkis has been working with multi-billion dollar startup Magic Leap for years and is now creating characters for its augmented-reality headset, Magic Leap One. Serkis set up The Imaginarium Studios in 2011 as a laboratory for artists to play with the potential of performance capture technology. He says Magic Leap has gone from a Frankenstein-like contraption to the future of stroytelling. Serkis spoke to Business Insider after being named in the UK Tech 100, a ranking of the 100 co...
Tags: UK, Hollywood, US, Trends, Bbc, Andy Serkis, Magic Leap, Peter Jackson, Gollum, King Kong, Frankenstein, Rony Abovitz, Serkis, Rony, Imaginarium Studios, Grishneck


The founder of Facebook's Oculus reviewed the buzzy new alternate reality device, Magic Leap One, and it's absolutely brutal

After years of hype and over $2 billion in capital raised, Florida-based startup Magic Leap launched its first device earlier this year: Magic Leap One. The device costs $2,300, and consists of a headset, a small wearable computer, and a handheld controller. In a searing review published this week, Oculus VR founder and former Facebook executive Palmer Luckey savaged the device. "Magic Leap needed to really blow people away to justify the last few years. The product they put out is reasonably ...
Tags: Facebook, Florida, Nsa, Trends, Oculus Vr, Magic Leap, HoloLens, Palmer Luckey, Luckey, Rony Abovitz, Magic Leap One


Forget smart speakers — AR headsets are the true home for AI assistants

In an interview with The Verge, Magic Leap CEO Rony Abovitz revealed that his company will be working on two AI assistants for its much-anticipated augmented reality headset Magic Leap One, which shipped to developers in select cities this month. Given that we’re still in the throes of an artificial intelligence hype cycle, it’s easy to dismiss such comments as an attempt to jump on the AI bandwagon. Many companies have already exaggerated the capabilities of their artificial intelligence featur...
Tags: Startups, Tech, Virtual Reality, Rony Abovitz, Syndication


Magic Leap has already banked $2.3 billion from investors but is open to raising more cash

Magic Leap has taken $2.3 billion and eight years to release its augmented reality headset goggles, and its founder Rony Abovitz says he is open to raising more capital. Abovitz told the Financial Times that Magic Leap is taking on tech giants like Apple, which is believed to be working on its own AR headset — and that requires cash. Magic Leap's headset, the Magic Leap One, tries to replace screens like the TV and smartphone by overlaying objects onto the real world. Initial reviews for the h...
Tags: Apple, Google, Trends, Magic Leap, Financial Times, Rony Abovitz, Abovitz, Apple Magic Leap, Magic Leap One, Financial Times Abovitz


Magic Leap Two Mixed-Reality Headset, Not Current Model, Designed For General Consumers

Magic Leap One Creator Edition went on sale today in a half-dozen major cities, but it’s not the mixed reality goggles intended for general consumers. That system, the Magic Leap Two, will include support for AT&T’s growing 5G network and will launch with demo stations and a much broader push, company founder and CEO Rony […]
Tags: News, Magic Leap, AT T, Rony Abovitz, Rony, Magic Leap Two, Magic Leap One Creator Edition


Magic Leap One Creator Edition Ships Today for $2,295

Magic Leap One Creator Edition starts shipping today to select areas in the United States for $2,295 through Magic Leap’s own website, the Florida-based company behind the mixed reality headset and gear announced Wednesday. Alongside news of the release date and price for the device, Magic Leap also further detailed the specifications for the system, […]
Tags: Florida, News, United States, Magic Leap, Mixed Reality, Rony Abovitz


Magic Leap Founder, Website Hint at Wednesday Launch News for Mixed Reality Headset

Magic Leap founder Rony Abovitz broke his self-proclaimed radio silence Tuesday night to tweet pictures of a launching rocketship, a Magic Leaper and link to a device with the model number 808, leading some to believe that the Magic Leap One Creator Edition will either launch Wednesday — Aug. 8 —  or plans for the […]
Tags: News, Magic Leap, Rony Abovitz


Magic Leap One: Everything We Know So Far

First fully revealed to Rolling Stone in 2017, the first publicly available version of the Magic Leap One headset will go on sale in the next month or so.  The ever-growing team behind the mixed-reality headset and pocket-computer system say they believe the gear will reinvent the way people interact with not just computers, but […]
Tags: News, Virtual Reality, Augmented Reality, Magic Leap, Rolling Stone, Mixed Reality, Rony Abovitz, Magic Leap One, Magic Leap Creator Edition


Magic Leap Ships This Summer, Here Are Some of Its Specs

The Magic Leap One Creator Edition ships this summer, the company announced during a livestream from its Florida headquarters Wednesday afternoon. The news comes just hours after the company announced a partnership with AT&T that will see the devices demoed in some of the company’s stores. During the afternoon stream, Magic Leap also laid out […]
Tags: Florida, News, Magic Leap, Rony Abovitz


Magic Leap One coming this summer, will run on Nvidia Tegra X2

After a few years of waiting, Magic Leap says it will finally ship its first hardware this summer. The company has already detailed that the Magic Leap One would be shipping the device in 2018, but after scant follow-up it was a little dubious whether they would actually hit that deadline. In a developer-focused Twitch stream, several Magic Leap employees offered details about the system specs for the augmented reality headset. Right off the bat, the startup noted that the device’s brain will...
Tags: Google, TC, Tech, Augmented Reality, Magic Leap, Rony Abovitz, Magic Leap One, Alibaba Andreessen Horowitz


AT&T takes stake in AR company Magic Leap at a $6.3B valuation and exclusive distribution deal

After spending the last couple of weeks closing the deal to buy TimeWarner for $85 billion and buying ad firm AppNexus for up to $2 billion, today AT&T announced a key distribution move in its new bid to be a media powerhouse: it’s taking a strategic investment into Magic Leap, the high profile augmented reality startup, which will include becoming the exclusive “wireless distributor” of Magic Leap products in the U.S. starting this summer. “ When available for consumers, AT&T customers will ...
Tags: Google, Startups, TC, Verizon, San Francisco, AT T, Magic Leap, AppNexus, Axel Springer, Temasek, Donovan, Rony Abovitz, GV, John Donovan, TimeWarner, Atlanta Boston Chicago Los Angeles


AT&T takes stake in AR company Magic Leap with exclusive distribution deal

After spending the last couple of weeks closing the deal to buy TimeWarner for $85 billion and buying ad firm AppNexus for up to $2 billion, today AT&T announced a key distribution move in its new bid to be a media powerhouse: it’s taking a strategic investment into Magic Leap, the high profile augmented reality startup, which will include becoming the exclusive “wireless distributor” of Magic Leap products in the U.S. Magic Leap has raised more than $2 billion to develop its hardware and softwa...
Tags: Google, TC, Verizon, San Francisco, Tech, Magic Leap, AppNexus, Axel Springer, Temasek, AT T, Donovan, PitchBook, Rony Abovitz, GV, John Donovan, TimeWarner


AT&T takes strategic stake in AR company Magic Leap in its latest push into digital media

After spending the last couple of weeks closing the deal to buy TimeWarner for $85 billion and buying ad firm AppNexus for up to $2 billion, today AT&T announced a key distribution move in its new bid to be a media powerhouse: it’s taking a strategic investment into Magic Leap, the high profile augmented reality startup, which will include becoming the exclusive “wireless distributor” of Magic Leap products in the U.S. Magic Leap has raised more than $2 billion to develop its hardware and softwa...
Tags: Google, TC, Verizon, Tech, Magic Leap, AppNexus, Axel Springer, Temasek, AT T, Donovan, PitchBook, Rony Abovitz, GV, John Donovan, TimeWarner, Sinapore


The first time you'll try Magic Leap's futuristic glasses will be in an AT&T store (T)

Magic Leap, a startup building a pair of smartglasses, announced a partnership with AT&T on Wednesday.  AT&T stores will demo the hyped glasses at select locations in the United States. Magic Leap has raised $2.3 billion to build its glasses. It said that the glasses will ship later this year to "qualified designers and developers."  Multi-billion dollar startup Magic Leap has been hunkered down in suburban Miami building a pair of secretive smart glasses that can place sophisticated compute...
Tags: Saudi Arabia, America, San Francisco, Trends, United States, Miami, Magic Leap, Axel Springer, Business Insider, AT T, Rony Abovitz, Temasek Holdings, John Donovan, Abovitz, Atlanta Boston Chicago Los Angeles, AT T Communications


Magic Leap Will Demo in Select AT&T Stores, Ships This Year

The Magic Leap mixed reality headset will get demo stations at AT&T stores in Atlanta, Boston, Chicago, Los Angeles, and San Francisco, once the system is available for consumers, AT&T and Magic Leap announced this morning. AT&T has also signed on to be the exclusive wireless distributor of Magic Leap, which is designed to use […]
Tags: News, San Francisco, AT&T, Augmented Reality, Magic Leap, Mixed Reality, Rony Abovitz, Atlanta Boston Chicago Los Angeles, AT T stores


Saudi Prince’s U.S. Tour Plays Big at Home - Bloomberg

Saudi Prince’s U.S. Tour Plays Big at Home - Bloomberg:"The Saudi media trailing Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman around the U.S. is burnishing the young leader’s image as a reformer. Government-owned broadcaster Al Arabiya showed pictures of  him wearing virtual-reality goggles when he met software developer Magic Leap Inc. Chief Executive Officer Rony Abovitz. The Jeddah-based newspaper Okaz ran a story with the headline “Crown Prince looks to turn the kingdom into a technology producer” with ...
Tags: Travel, Virgin Galactic, Richard Branson, Jeddah, Mohammed bin Salman, Al Arabiya, Rony Abovitz, Okaz, Magic Leap Inc, Rupert Neil Bumfrey


Multi-billion dollar startup Magic Leap turns to Saudi Arabia to raise over $400 million in additional funding

Magic Leap announced on Wednesday that it raised $461 million from investors led by Saudi Arabia's sovereign investment arm. Magic Leap has now raised over $2.3 billion to make its smartglasses.  Magic Leap has yet to release a product but says it will release its smartglasses, Magic Leap One, later this year.  Closely-watched Florida startup Magic Leap announced on Wednesday that it had raised an additional $461 million in funding, led by Saudi Arabia's sovereign investment arm, which contri...
Tags: Florida, Saudi Arabia, Singapore, Trends, Bloomberg, Magic Leap, Axel Springer, Temasek, Business Insider, Pif, Kingdom of Saudi Arabia, Niantic, PitchBook, Rony Abovitz, Public Investment Fund, Axel Springer Digital Ventures


2 days after raising $502 million, Magic Leap called the cops to say an employee had stolen $1 million

A police report filed by Magic Leap in October alleges that the company was falsely billed for more than $1 million. The report alleges that an outside recruiting firm, which worked with Magic Leap's Senior Manager for Talent Acquisition, collected fees for 39 hires it had no involvement with. The incident and investigation, which are ongoing, illustrates the turmoil at the fast-growing company. Magic Leap, the secretive Florida startup developing futuristic augmented reality glasses, raised...
Tags: Google, Motorola, Florida, Saudi Arabia, Israel, Trends, Alibaba, Nba, Magic Leap, Steven Spielberg, Financial Times, Axel Springer, Business Insider, Martin, Adam Silver, Niantic


A Magic Leap employee who allegedly stole $1 million is the latest sign of mayhem at the billion-dollar startup

A police report filed by Magic Leap in October alleges that the company was falsely billed for more than $1 million. The report alleges that an outside recruiting firm, which worked with with Magic Leap's Senior Manager for Talent Acquisition, collected fees for 39 hires it had no involvement with. The incident, for which Magic Leap is considering pressing charges, illustrates the turmoil at the fast-growing company. Magic Leap, the secretive Florida startup developing futuristic augmented r...
Tags: Google, Motorola, Florida, Microsoft, Saudi Arabia, Israel, Trends, Alibaba, Nba, Magic Leap, Steven Spielberg, Financial Times, Axel Springer, Business Insider, Martin, Adam Silver


The smartphone is eventually going to die, and we're not ready for what comes next (FB, MSFT, GOOG, GOOGL)

Silicon Valley companies think that smart glasses, like the Magic Leap, will one day replace the smartphone.  That could be good: As we worry about smartphone addiction, glasses could present a way to access all of the information we need in a way that works better with our real lives. And yet, we're simply not ready for the shift. So-called "augmented reality" will only make the spread of fake news and misinformation worse. As we prepare to hand over control of our senses to a computer, we ne...
Tags: Google, Facebook, Mark Zuckerberg, Japan, Microsoft, Youtube, Satya Nadella, Trends, Intel, Netflix, Reddit, Silicon Valley, Magic Leap, Marc Benioff, Zuckerberg, Engadget


Magic Leap thinks you’ll wear its pricey AR glasses to watch NBA games

While Magic Leap has largely remained cagey about its augmented reality – nay, it’s apparently ‘Spatial computing’ – headsets, we now know a little more about what the company’s been working on, as CEO Rony Abovitz was recently on stage at the Code Media conference spilling the beans, or at least, some of them. The Florida-based firm is hoping to launch its goggles, handheld controller and CD-player-sized wearable computer sometime this year, and it’ll come in a range of sizes to suit heads larg...
Tags: Startups, Florida, Gear, Nba, Augmented Reality, Magic Leap, Rony Abovitz


Here's Shaq Wearing a Magic Leap

Shaq + Magic Leap = “we’re still not giving you any new details.”Read more...
Tags: Science, Nba, Magic Leap, Shaq, Mixed Reality, Adam Silver, Rony Abovitz, Code Media, Shaquille ONeal, Shaq Magic Leap