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Big Tech faces 'danger scenario' with a Democratic sweep in November, warns prominent venture capitalist Bradley Tusk

Spencer Platt/Getty Images Big Tech faces a "danger scenario" with a Joe Biden win and a "blue sweep" in the upcoming elections, prominent venture capitalist Bradley Tusk warned on CNBC."People assume Congress is so incompetent and so inept and Big Tech companies are so smart they'll figure out how to stop them," Tusk, who is also a political strategist, said."I don't know if that's the correct assumption. You could certainly see left-leaning, anti-tech proposals have much more of an impa...
Tags: Google, Facebook, Europe, Congress, Washington, Senate, US, Trends, Tesla, Joe Biden, Silicon Valley, Biden, Donald Trump, Morgan Stanley, Justice Department, Cnbc


Surveillance Startup Used Own Cameras To Harass Coworkers

An anonymous reader shares a report: Verkada, a fast-growing Silicon Valley surveillance startup, equips its offices in downtown San Mateo, California, with its own state-of-the-art security cameras. Last year, a sales director on the company's sales team abused their access to these cameras to take and post photos of colleagues in a Slack channel called #RawVerkadawgz where they made sexually explicit jokes about women who worked at the company, according to a report in IPVM, which Motherboard ...
Tags: Tech, Silicon Valley, Slack, San Mateo California, Verkada


Women harassed at surveillance camera startup

Welcome to the latest Silicon Valley sexism scandal: Verkada, a face-recognition startup where the men used the company's own cameras to harass women co-workers and received trivial discipline when caught. a sales director on the company's sales team abused their access to these cameras to take and post photos of colleagues in a Slack channel called #RawVerkadawgz where they made sexually explicit jokes about women who worked at the company, according to a report in IPVM, which Motherboard in...
Tags: Post, News, Tech, Silicon Valley, Surveillance culture, Verkada


Key commercial real-estate deals and trends to watch: data centers are red hot, and studio space investment is booming

We have the latest news on commercial real-estate deals, analysis, and trends. Katie Warren/Business Insider The pandemic threw the real-estate world into disarray, as people emptied out of offices, hotels, and malls and worked from their homes. That disruption has transformed how people and companies finance, operate, and occupy real estate. Some big firms like WarnerMedia have been rethinking office needs — and some commercial real-estate deals were put on ice as financing dries up. Cowor...
Tags: Apple, Amazon, Facebook, Hbo, UK, New York, Texas, Softbank, New York City, US, Trends, Tech, Georgia, Bank Of America, Andreessen, Brooklyn


Esports pioneer Dino Ying talks to TechCrunch about the next phase of VSPN

Following that China’s esport giant VSPN (Versus Programming Network) has raised close to $100 million in a Series B funding round, led by Tencent Holdings, TechCrunch interviewed founder and CEO Dino Ying via email about his strategy for the company. Founded in 2016 and headquartered in Shanghai, VSPN was one of the early pioneer in esports tournament organization and content creation out of Asia. It has since expanded into other businesses including offline venue operation. VSPN began hostin...
Tags: TC, Asia, China, Tech, Beijing, Shanghai, Tencent, Silicon Valley, Stamford Bridge, Esports, Shenzhen, Tencent Holdings, KPL, Ying, Kuaishou, PUBG Mobile


Google Reportedly Pays Apple $8-12 Billion Per Year to be Default iOS Search Engine

The United States Justice Department is targeting a lucrative deal between Apple and Google as part of one of the U.S. government's largest antitrust cases, reports The New York Times. On Tuesday, the Justice Department filed an antitrust lawsuit against Google, claiming the Mountain View-based company used anticompetitive and exclusionary practices in the search and advertising markets to maintain an unlawful monopoly. In 2017, Apple updated an agreement to keep Google's search engine as th...
Tags: Apple, Google, Siri, New York Times, Antitrust, Silicon Valley, Justice Department, United States Justice Department, Nytimes.com


15 current and former yacht crew members describe rampant harassment in one of the world's most glamorous industries

Hello everyone! Welcome to this weekly roundup of Business Insider stories from co-Editor in Chief Matt Turner. Subscribe here to get this newsletter in your inbox every Sunday.Read on for more on the dark secret at the heart of the yachting industry, a profile of playboy turned pragmatic media mogul Jay Penske, and an interview with Nxivm survivor India Oxenberg.  Samantha Lee/Business Insider Hello!I want to start by highlighting three in-depth stories we published in the past 24 hours...
Tags: Travel, Google, Facebook, Harassment, Hollywood, News, India, Israel, US, Los Angeles, Trends, Netflix, Gop, Starz, Silicon Valley, Calvin Klein


Distortions and Smears Surround California’s Affirmative Action Bid

Amid the chaos of nationwide racial violence and lawlessness, proponents of Proposition 16 — on the California ballot in November — claim the need for state-sanctioned racial preferences in order to fight alleged systemic racism.Prop 16 aims to overturn Proposition 209, passed in 1996 by California voters, which prohibits racial preferences and discrimination in admissions to public universities, and in hiring and contracting for state jobs.Many Prop 16 supporters talk of the “failed experiment”...
Tags: News, Microsoft, California, Virginia, Court, Sacramento, America, Netflix, United States, Steve Ballmer, Silicon Valley, Salesforce, Martin Luther King Jr, Los Angeles Clippers, Reed Hastings, Chan Zuckerberg Initiative


How Hollywood app Quibi collapsed after raising $1.75 billion in one of the biggest business flops ever

Quibi CEO Meg Whitman. Robyn Beck/Getty Images With just a few weeks to go until one of the biggest product launches in their careers, Jeffrey Katzenberg and Meg Whitman met alone for several hours. The two veteran business executives, representing the top echelons of Hollywood and Silicon Valley, were suddenly forced to discuss the future of the project they'd worked on — and promoted — almost constantly for the past two years. Their vision for a game-changing streaming video service calle...
Tags: Hollywood, US, Trends, Startup, Cbs, Silicon Valley, Jeffrey Katzenberg, Kevin Hart, Teaser, Steven Spielberg, Whitman, Meg Whitman, Katzenberg, Tech Insider, Seth Doane, Recode Media


Inside a 'haunted' 150-year-old million-dollar castle hidden away in San Francisco with underground caves and a toilet in the shape of a throne

Albion Castle in San Francisco has survived two big earthquakes in the city's history, and its underground caves could save the city in the event of an emergency. Katie Canales/Business Insider Albion Castle is a four-story castle in San Francisco that was built in 1870 as a home and brewery.The tech hub has grown up and around it over the decades, and now the castle is all but hidden.It has passed from owner to owner and has been used in a number of ways, but its current owner bought t...
Tags: Travel, Google, Life, San Francisco, Trends, Features, Silicon Valley, Norman, Castle, Albion, San Francisco Bay Area, Hunter, Atlas Obscura, Gilbert, Jennifer, Bayview


Why you have to pay attention to the Indian startup scene

This is The TechCrunch Exchange, a newsletter that goes out on Saturdays, based on the column of the same name. You can sign up for the email here. Back in August during Y Combinator’s two-day demo extravaganza, TechCrunch noted a number of startups from India that stood out from the batch. Names like Bikayi (e-commerce tools), Decentro (consumer banking APIs), Farmako Healthcare (digital health records) and MedPiper Technologies (helping hire health professionals) joined our list of favorites f...
Tags: Fundings & Exits, Startups, California, India, Tech, Intel, Chicago, Netflix, United States, Silicon Valley, Kpmg, Alex, Datto, Flipkart, Bain, Accel


Get Help Managing the Pandemic at Upcoming Linkup Conference

As businesses deal with the struggles brought on by the pandemic, they need to build new business relationships, exchange ideas, shop from new vendors and learn from leading industry experts. The LinkUpConferenceShow, which will be held on December 8, 2020, online, will bring experts from financial technology and telecommunications. And the audience is going to be made up of presidents/founders, C-Level Executives, vice presidents/EVPs/SVPs, directors/managers, partners, and influencers. The ev...
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Arctic Wolf will move its headquarters to Eden Prairie from Silicon Valley

With the move, the cybersecurity firm expects to grow from 200 to 350 workers in Eden Prairie next year.
Tags: Silicon Valley, Eden Prairie, Arctic Wolf


The best flats for comfort and style

It's surprisingly hard to find comfortable flats that actually look good with most outfits, but the Everlane Day Glove flats are the answer. They won't give you blisters or create an awkward leg line when you wear dresses — what more could you want?For different styles of flats, we also recommend picks from Rothy's, , , and more. One of the most cliché but true pieces of fashion advice we all come across at one point or another is this: Buy at least one good pair of flats. Heels are great and ...
Tags: Reviews, Style, Women, Shoes, Trends, Features, Buying Guide, Silicon Valley, Everlane, Insider, Mary Jane, Mary Janes, Margaux, Maria Del Russo, Allbirds, Gemi


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...
Tags: Google, Hollywood, News, Media, Ebay, Disney, Trends, Tech, Ces, Bbc, Features, Netflix, New York Times, Dreamworks, Streaming, Silicon Valley


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


United States: September Round-Up On Legal Developments In Silicon Valley - L2 Counsel

As the summer ends and the pumpkin spice is flooding everything around, we are starting the last quarter of this unpredictable year that brought so many changes to our lives.
Tags: News, United States, Silicon Valley


United States: SCOTUS Grants Google's Cert Petition In Oracle API Dispute - Gordon Rees Scully Mansukhani

On November 15, the Supreme Court granted certiorari in Google v. Oracle, indicating potential resolution on the contentious litigation that has been dubbed Silicon Valley's "Lawsuit of the Decade.
Tags: Google, News, Supreme Court, United States, Silicon Valley, Oracle, Gordon Rees Scully Mansukhani


These are the key commercial real-estate deals and trends to watch: data centers are red hot, and studio space investment is booming

We have the latest news on commercial real-estate deals, analysis, and trends. Katie Warren/Business Insider The pandemic threw the real-estate world into disarray, as people emptied out of offices, hotels, and malls and worked from their homes. That disruption has transformed how people and companies finance, operate, and occupy real estate. Some big firms like WarnerMedia have been rethinking office needs — and some commercial real-estate deals were put on ice as financing dries up. Cowor...
Tags: Apple, Amazon, Facebook, Hbo, UK, New York, Texas, Softbank, New York City, US, Trends, Tech, Georgia, Bank Of America, Andreessen, Brooklyn


This Dutch startup sells microdosing kits to boost productivity — so I did magic truffles for a month

The idea of microdosing hallucinogenic drugs to boost productivity has always fascinated me. I’m easily distracted and quite chaotic, so taking tiny amounts of recreational drugs to help me address that sounds like a good time to me. Microdosing for productivity is nothing new, of course. Silicon Valley nerds have been raving about taking tiny doses of drugs for ages and this TNW2017 talk from Paul Austin has always been one of the most popular ones on our YouTube channel: The idea of microdosin...
Tags: Startups, Silicon Valley, TNW, Paul Austin, Growth Quarters


The Chris Voss Show Podcast – Billion Dollar Loser: The Epic Rise and Spectacular Fall of Adam Neumann and WeWork by Reeves Wiedeman

Billion Dollar Loser: The Epic Rise and Spectacular Fall of Adam Neumann and WeWork by Reeves Wiedeman “Vivid, carefully reported drama that readers will gulp down as if it were a fast-paced novel” (Ken Auletta) ꟷ The inside story of WeWork and its CEO, Adam Neumann, which tells the remarkable saga of one of the most audacious, and improbable, rises and falls in American business history In its earliest days, WeWork promised the impossible: to make the American work place cool. Adam Ne...
Tags: Podcast, New York, Softbank, Seo, United States, Silicon Valley, WeWork, Trump, Neumann, Adam Neumann, Masayoshi Son, Chris Voss, Ken Auletta, Wiedeman, Reeves Wiedeman, Books/Authors


Quibi's content failed to hook viewers and convince them to pay. Insiders said Jeffrey Katzenberg had close control of many programming decisions.

Jeffrey Katzenberg. Daniel Boczarski/Getty Images for Quibi Quibi, the mobile-video startup that raised $1.75 billion from backers like Alibaba Group, JPMorgan Chase, and Disney, is folding six months after debuting its subscription service. The Jeffrey Katzenberg-founded startup said in a statement that its demise was likely caused by a combination of an idea that wasn't strong enough and poor timing. But Quibi's failure ultimately comes back to a slate of content that did not break throu...
Tags: Hollywood, Media, Youtube, Disney, Trends, Analysis, Dreamworks, Streaming, Silicon Valley, Jeffrey Katzenberg, Chrissy Teigen, Streaming Video, Cnbc, Kroger, Kung Fu Panda, Chrissy


New to Stream: HBO Max November 2020 Highlights

New to Stream: HBO Max November 2020 Highlights HBO Max has unveiled its November 2020 movie and TV highlights, including the premiere of the HBO Max Original The Flight Attendant, starring Kaley Cuoco in the dark comedy thriller, along with Season 2 of His Dark Materials, The Fresh Prince of Bel-Air Reunion Special, the new drama series Industry, and much more. You can check out the full lineup below! PB = PB || {}; PB.gptStandAlone = PB.gptStandAlone || {}...
Tags: Hbo, TV, New York, Movies, Scotland, John Oliver, Kaley Cuoco, Chicago, Ocean, TV News, Streaming, Silicon Valley, Santa, Washington State, Seattle, Alex Gibney


Impossible’s New Mission: a Non-Dairy Milk That Will Mimic the Real Thing

Impossible Foods, best known for the faux burgers it sells at grocery stores and through fast food chains like Burger King, has created a non-dairy milk substitute while continuing to work on plant-based alternatives to steak, bacon, fish and chicken. The Silicon Valley-based startup, which has raised $700 million this year as its retail sales...
Tags: Advertising, Sustainability, Silicon Valley, Burger King, Impossible Foods, Food & Beverage, Plant-based Products


14 books all managers who want to build diverse and happy teams should order right now

A number of great books on diversity and inclusion recently published or are coming out soon. Lechatnoir/Getty Images Nationwide protests over this summer put a spotlight on racial injustice and inequality in the US.  As a result, business leaders across the country are having frank conversations about diversity and inclusion in the workplace.  One way to better educate yourself on diversity and inclusion is through reading.  Here are several titles every executive should know about, inclu...
Tags: Microsoft, US, Trends, Silicon Valley, Travis Kalanick, Penguin Random House, Random House, David Foster Wallace, Robbins, Nyu, Huang, Esquire, Fowler, Sylvia Ann Hewlett, Susan Fowler, Mike Robbins


Meet Jeffrey Katzenberg, the Hollywood veteran who went from dropping out of college to founding DreamWorks and the shuttering streaming service Quibi

Jeffrey Katzenberg. Daniel Boczarski/Getty Images for Quibi Jeffrey Katzenberg, the mind behind shuttering streaming service Quibi, is preceded by an impressive resume, from revitalizing Disney's animation in the 1990s to cofounding DreamWorks. Katzenberg, 69, got his start in the mail room at Paramount Pictures, after dropping out of NYU during his first semester. He went on to spend a decade at Disney and to cofound DreamWorks in 1994. An early adopter of CGI animation, Katzenberg won th...
Tags: Utah, Hollywood, Media, Entertainment, Obama, California, Stanford, New York City, Disney, Los Angeles, Trends, Features, Egypt, Aclu, Anna Kendrick, Nbcuniversal


Controversial tech firm Palantir is reportedly building a data tool to help US authorities allocate COVID-19 vaccines

Arnd Wiegmann/Reuters Secretive data-analytics company Palantir is developing a system to help local authorities decide where to allocate COVID-19 vaccines, the Wall Street Journal reported. The system is called Tiberius, and is named after Captain Kirk from the "Star Trek" franchise. A document seen by the Journal said Tiberius will analyze "demographic, employment, and public health data" to aid local officials in deciding high-priority populations to vaccinate. Palantir, cofounded by S...
Tags: US, Trends, Star Trek, Ice, Peter Thiel, Silicon Valley, Vaccine, Wall Street Journal, Palantir, Journal, Trump, Kirk, HHS, Department of Health and Human Services, Customs Enforcement ICE, Tiberius


Netflix staffers who helped design a new curriculum for emerging Black talent share their advice for getting a start in the tech industry

Netflix employees and devColor members at an event held at its Los Gatos office in January. Netflix Netflix says a demonstrated ability to learn and apply new skills quickly can be the key for Black talent who want to get their start in the tech industry. A fast pace of learning is a core element of a new bootcamp that Netflix announced on Thursday, with the HBCU Norfolk State University and an organization called 2U. The online program, which Netflix helped design, is a 16-week crash cour...
Tags: Media, Trends, Netflix, Chase, Ibm, Silicon Valley, Norfolk, Black, Business Insider, Los Gatos, US Bureau of Labor Statistics, Ashley Rodriguez, Netflix Netflix, Tech Insider, Diversity and Inclusion, Michael Chase


4 Benefits of Leveraging an Alumni Network to Grow Your Business

Corporate alumni networks are one of the top reservoirs with a higher potential for business growth. Unlimited number of people have secured jobs through people they know, with several studies showing that about 60-80% of the job roles are earned through professional connections. Despite such networks being cost-effective and easy to build, they remain largely untapped. Your success in any alumni network depends on your understanding of the network-specific mechanics and the involved law of attr...
Tags: Uncategorized, Marketing, Linkedin, Paypal, Reid Hoffman, Silicon Valley, Tesla YouTube


Dear Sophie: What visa options exist for a grad co-founding a startup?

Sophie Alcorn Contributor Share on Twitter Sophie Alcorn is the founder of Alcorn Immigration Law in Silicon Valley and 2019 Global Law Experts Awards’ “Law Firm of the Year in California for Entrepreneur Immigration Services.” She connects people with the businesses and opportunities that expand their lives. More posts by this contributor Dear Sophie: I came on a B-1 visa, then COVID-19 happened. How can I stay? ...
Tags: Startups, TC, Column, Labor, California, Tech, Diversity, Policy, United States, Silicon Valley, Lawyers, Berkeley, Sophie, Alcorn, Green Card, U S Citizenship and Immigration Services USCIS