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8 entry-level jobs in tech that don't require a STEM degree

Certain STEM related career paths, such as customer success manager, can help you enter the tech industry with little or no experience. Ngampol Thongsai/EyeEm/Getty Images Not all jobs in the tech industry require a STEM background for entry-level candidates. Tech companies also need employees for social media management and customer service positions. Depending on the role, creative and analytical skills can be just as important as technical proficiency. See more stories on Insider's ...
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Amazon has handed $100,000 cash prizes or cars worth as much as $40,000 to 8 employees who proved they were vaccinated against COVID-19

A worker packs a customer order at an Amazon fulfillment center in Romeoville, Illinois. Scott Olson/Getty Images Amazon said it's handed cars or $100,000 cash prizes to eight of its frontline workers. The winners entered a sweepstake restricted to employees who prove they're vaccinated against COVID-19. Two grand prizes of $500,000 each are still up for grabs. See more stories on Insider's business page. Amazon said it's handed cars or $100,000 cash prizes to a handful of ...
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10 things in tech you need to know today

COOKFOX Architects Good morning and welcome to 10 Things in Tech. If this was forwarded to you, sign up here. ​​Plus, download Insider's app for news on the go - click here for iOS and here for Android.Let's get started.1. Google is buying an NYC office building for $2.1 billion. The purchase signals that Google is doubling down on its return to the office, committing to a future where at least some work takes place in person. Get the details on the priciest office-building purc...
Tags: Apple, Google, Amazon, Elon Musk, Newsletter, Trends, Tech, Cisco, Peter Thiel, Aws, Silicon Valley, Waze, WSJ, Amazon Web Services, Musk, Newsletters


A major far-right platform got hit by a data breach, revealing the names and addresses of Proud Boys, QAnon, and Texas Right to Life backers

QAnon and Trump supporters at the "Stop the Steal" rally in Washington, DC. Andrew Lichtenstein/Getty Images Hackers accessed Epik, a web platform that hosted sites run by groups like QAnon and the Proud Boys. Some 15 million names, email addresses, and phone numbers were leaked in the September 13 hack. The hacking group Anonymous has claimed credit. See more stories on Insider's business page. A major web platform that helped far-right groups like the Proud Boys and QAnon operate onl...
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Netflix didn't think Roku could succeed. Now the streaming underdog is hoping its original content can take on Disney, HBO and more.

Roku founder and CEO Anthony Wood in 2014. Marcio Jose Sanchez/AP Roku hasn't always owned content that it could market to viewers. But that all changed when it bought failed streaming project Quibi this year in a major pivot Now Roku is competing against Netflix, which spun it off back in 2008. See more stories on Insider's business page. Roku once had a huge appeal for customers: it didn't own its own content to aggressively push on viewers. The so-called content-agnostic st...
Tags: Apple, Amazon, News, Media, Nbc, Entertainment, US, Samsung, Trends, Netflix, Streaming, Roku, Wood, Griffin, Cnbc, Hastings


Mark Zuckerberg reacts to a NYT report about Facebook promoting positive stories about itself by arguing that his surfboard isn't 'electric'

Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg. Kevin Dietsch/Getty Images The New York Times reported that Facebook promoted positive stories about itself on users' news feeds. Mark Zuckerberg refuted a line in the report that said he rode an "electric surfboard" in a July video. Zuckerberg said the surfboard was not electric, and that he was pumping it with his legs. See more stories on Insider's business page. Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg reacted somewhat bizarrely to a report in The New York Tim...
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Mark Zuckerberg reacts to a NYT report on Facebook promoting positive stories about itself by arguing that his surfboard isn't 'electric'

Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg. Kevin Dietsch/Getty Images The New York Times reported that Facebook promoted positive stories about itself on users' news feeds. Mark Zuckerberg refuted a line in the report that said he rode an "electric surfboard" in a July video. Zuckerberg said the surfboard was not electric, and that he was pumping it with his legs. See more stories on Insider's business page. Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg reacted somewhat bizarrely to a report in The New York Tim...
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Lithuania's defense ministry told people to throw away Chinese-made phones, claiming they can automatically censor people's texts

People ask past an ad for the Xiaomi Mi 10T Pro 5G smartphone in Hong Kong. Budrul Chukrut/SOPA Images/LightRocket via Getty Images Lithuania told people to trash their Chinese-made phones "as fast as reasonably possible." It said some phones, like Xiaomi's Mi 10T 5G phone, can censor terms like "democracy movement." The feature is turned off in the phones in the EU but can be turned back on remotely, it said. See more stories on Insider's business page. The Lithuanian government h...
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Mark Zuckerberg personally approved a project that pushed pro-Facebook stories into the news feeds of the platform's users, report says

Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg. Tobias Hase/picture alliance via Getty Images Mark Zuckerberg approved promoting pro-Facebook stories in users' news feeds, NYT reported Tuesday. The proposed "Project Amplify" involved running ads and pushing positive news stories about Facebook. Facebook's overall strategy has shifted to become less apologetic in recent months. See more stories on Insider's business page. Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg personally approved an internal effort to push...
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The Apple Watch Series 7 joins the Apple Watch SE and Series 3 later this fall - here's how they compare

When you buy through our links, Insider may earn an affiliate commission. Learn more. Apple Watch Series 7 will replace the Series 6 in stores while the SE and Series 3 remain available. Apple Apple Watch Series 7 will be available "later this fall" with prices starting at $399. The more affordable Apple Watch SE, released in 2020, will remain available for $279. Apple Watch Series 3 remains the cheapest option at $199, but we no longer recommend buying it. Table of Contents: Masthead S...
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How to mute tabs in any web browser to prevent pages from making unwanted noise

Different browsers offer different ways to mute tabs. Georgijevic/Getty Images Every major browser lets you mute tabs, so you won't hear any sound from the website in that tab. To mute a tab, just right-click the tab and select the "Mute" option. Google Chrome only lets you mute entire sites by default - to mute just an individual tab, you'll need an extension. Visit Insider's Tech Reference library for more stories. If you've been online for long enough, you've probabl...
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How to update your iPhone to iOS 15, and troubleshoot any update issues

Updating your iPhone can be done automatically or manually from Settings, or even from your computer. Klaus Vedfelt/Getty Images You can update your iPhone to iOS 15 from the "Software Update" section of Settings. It's possible to set up automatic iPhone updates, so it downloads whenever a new iOS is available. If your iPhone won't update to the new iOS, it might be too old or not have enough storage space. Visit Insider's Tech Reference library for more stories. Apple release...
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UN chief tears into Jeff Bezos and Richard Branson for 'joyriding to space while millions go hungry on Earth'

Elon Musk, Jeff Bezos, Richard Branson Patrick Pluel/Getty Images; Alex Wong/Getty Images; Hollis Johnson/Insider United Nations Secretary-General Antonio Guterres told other world leaders the billionaires created "a malady of mistrust." He pointed to Jeff Bezos' and Richard Bransons' flights into space as a sign of massive disparity between the rich and the poor. Bezos has faced criticism in the past for the over $5.5 billion he spent on his trip into outer space. See more stories...
Tags: Amazon, Transportation, Spacex, Elon Musk, Politics, News, America, Trends, Earth, Space Tourism, Virgin Galactic, United Nations, Warren, Un, Richard Branson, Associated Press


Salesforce COO Bret Taylor is slowly taking over many of CEO Marc Benioff's major leadership responsibilities. Over a dozen insiders explain his meteoric rise to the top.

Niholas Kamm/AFP via Getty Images; Salesforce; Santiago Mejia/San Francisco Chronicle via Getty Images; Justin Sullivan/Getty Images; Samantha Lee/Insider In five years, Salesforce COO Bret Taylor has emerged as the heir apparent to Marc Benioff. Taylor's profile is growing as he takes over duties typically expected from a CEO, insiders say. Over a dozen of his past and current colleagues explain how his star rose so quickly. See more stories on Insider's business page. Salesforce...
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NASA is sending a water-hunting lunar rover to a shadowy crater on the moon's south pole

An artist's concept of NASA’s Volatiles Investigating Polar Exploration Rover, or VIPER. NASA Ames/Daniel Rutter NASA has chosen a landing spot for its next moon rover: a shadowy mountain region on the south pole. The VIPER rover, set to launch in 2023, will map ice that could help future astronauts reach Mars. NASA will send VIPER into permanently shadowed craters that sunlight hasn't touched in eons. See more stories on Insider's business page. NASA is embarking on a new moon...
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Google is doubling down on returning to the office with a $2.1 billion deal for a building in NYC

A rendering of Google's new office building in New York City. Oxford Properties Google will buy a New York City office building for $2.1 billion, The Wall Street Journal reports. The space, which Google already leases, is part of its Google Hudson Square campus. Google has said it expects employees to return to the office beginning in January 2022. See more stories on Insider's business page. Google is doubling down on returning to the office. The tech giant plans to buy a New Yor...
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How to carry your vaccine card on your phone so you can leave it at home

Thierry Monasse/Getty Images Restaurants, music venues, and other businesses are requiring proof of COVID-19 vaccination. But toting around an important health document in paper form can be worrisome and inconvenient. Here are a few ways you can carry that proof on your smartphone like you would a boarding pass. See more stories on Insider's business page. We're now at the proof-of-vaccination stage of this 18-month-long pandemic.Restaurants, concert venues, airlines, and other bu...
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Amazon rolls out three new Kindle Paperwhite models, including a brand-new Paperwhite Kids, with 10 weeks of battery life - here's how to preorder now

When you buy through our links, Insider may earn an affiliate commission. Learn more. The Kindle Paperwhite's new, warmer backlight. Amazon Three new Kindle Paperwhite models have been announced by Amazon for general users, kids, and luxury buyers. The Kindle Paperwhite is $139.99, the Paperwhite Signature Edition is $189.99, and the Paperwhite Kids is $159.99. All three models are available for preorder now and will be generally available starting October 27. These are the best Kind...
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Amazon rolls out 3 new Kindle Paperwhite e-readers, all with 10 weeks of battery life - here's how to preorder

When you buy through our links, Insider may earn an affiliate commission. Learn more. The Kindle Paperwhite's new, warmer backlight. Amazon Three new Kindle Paperwhite models have been announced by Amazon for general users, kids, and luxury buyers. The Kindle Paperwhite is $139.99, the Paperwhite Signature Edition is $189.99, and the Paperwhite Kids is $159.99. All three models are available for preorder now and will be generally available starting October 27. These are the best Kind...
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This startup's $18,000 electric car only has one seat. Its CEO told us why he thinks buyers will eat it up.

The ElectraMeccanica Solo. ElectraMeccanica EV startup ElectraMeccanica plans to deliver its first tiny, one-seat EV before the end of 2021. The one-seat EV is called the "Solo," and ElectraMeccanica's targeting personal and commercial use. Early Solos will be made in China, but localized models will eventually be built in Mesa, Arizona. See more stories on Insider's business page. Today, electric cars are all the talk. Whether it's the Tesla Model 3 sedan or the Mustang Mach-E...
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10 things in tech you need to know today

Matt Rourke/AP Photo Welcome to 10 Things in Tech. If this was forwarded to you, sign up here.Plus, download Insider's app for news on the go - click here for iOS and here for Android.Let's get into it.1. Amazon's AI-powered cameras reportedly punish drivers when other cars cut them off. Delivery drivers can also face punishment for using side mirrors, which can hurt their chances of earning more money, per Motherboard. Read the full story on how Amazon's delivery vans p...
Tags: Apple, Amazon, Twitter, Florida, Microsoft, France, Softbank, US, Newsletter, Trends, Tech, Tesla, Miami, SEC, Silicon Valley, Coinbase


Inside the disastrous early days of the Thiel Fellowship and the depression, mental health issues, and drug abuse that followed

John Lamparski/Getty Images After reading the script for "The Social Network," Peter Thiel didn't like how the film portrayed him. He came up with the fellowship idea while on a plane, and the program's poor planning was disastrous for fellows. Only a few fellows found success, and some struggled with mental health issues and drug abuse, writes Max Chafkin in his new book. See more stories on Insider's business page. When Peter Thiel announced the Thiel Fellowship at a TechCru...
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Elon Musk said SpaceX's first-ever civilian crew had 'challenges' with the toilet, and promised an upgrade for the next flight

SpaceX CEO Elon Musk. REUTERS/Steve Nesius Elon Musk said the next SpaceX civilian mission would have a better toilet. SpaceX successfully completed its first all-civilian mission, Inspiration4, last week. Musk said on Twitter there had been "challenges" with the toilet, without elaborating. See more stories on Insider's business page. Elon Musk said on Twitter that SpaceX plans to upgrade the amenities for its next space-tourist flight, including the toilet.The Inspiration4 crew, made...
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Jeff Bezos and his girlfriend Lauren Sánchez meet with UK Prime Minister Boris Johnson in New York

Boris Johnson (left) met with Jeff Bezos and his girlfriend Lauren Sánchez while in New York. Michael M. Santiago/Getty Images UK Prime Minister Boris Johnson met Jeff Bezos and Lauren Sánchez in New York on Monday. Bezos discussed climate change and taxation with Johnson, a Downing Street spokesperson said. Bezos said on Monday he would donate $1 billion to conservation efforts this year. See more stories on Insider's business page. Amazon founder Jeff Bezos sat down with UK Prime Min...
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'Dancing with the Stars' returns with a new batch of celebrity contestants on September 20 - here's how to watch episodes live

When you buy through our links, Insider may earn an affiliate commission. Learn more. Kaitlyn Bristowe ("The Bachelorette") won season 29 of "Dancing with the Stars." Eric McCandless/Getty Hosted by Tyra Banks, "Dancing with the Stars" returns for a new season on September 20. The cast includes gold-medal Olympian Sunisa Lee, "Bachelor" leading man Matt James, and more. You can watch new episodes every Monday at 8 p.m. ET; episodes stream on Hulu the next day. + Live TV (small) Streami...
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NASA plans to spend up to $400 million on commercial space stations. It's evaluating about a dozen proposals from companies.

The International Space Station, photographed by Expedition 56 crew members from a Soyuz spacecraft after undocking, October 4, 2018. NASA/Roscosmos NASA plans to award up to $400 million to companies that want to build private space stations. From about a dozen proposals, NASA aims to pick two to four by the end of the year, CNBC reported. NASA hopes to be one of many customers on these private stations after the International Space Station retires. See more stories on Insider's busin...
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HBO Max is offering 50% off its ad-free plan, but you only have until September 26 to claim the deal

When you buy through our links, Insider may earn an affiliate commission. Learn more. Ad-free HBO Max plans are 50% off for a limited time. SOPA Images/Shutterstock New and returning HBO Max subscribers can get six months of the ad-free plan for 50% off. This brings your price down to $7.49 a month for your first six months. The deal is good through September 26. Max Monthly Plan (ad-free) (small) HBO Max is known for its collection of blockbuster movies and original shows, and now you ...
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Watch police trail a Tesla whose driver was suspected of a DUI and passed out while the car was reportedly on Autopilot

Matthew DeBord/BI Police trailed a Tesla that was reportedly on Autopilot over a freeway overpass near Glendale, California. ABC7 captured aerial footage of the scene as the Tesla coasted down the road. The news channel noted that the Autopilot feature may have saved the driver's life. See more stories on Insider's business page. A Tesla driver was taken into police custody on Thursday night for reportedly driving their car while under the influence. The Tesla, which was believed ...
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Amazon's AI-powered cameras reportedly punish its delivery drivers when they look at side mirrors or when other cars cut them off

Tom Williams/Getty Images Amazon's AI cameras penalize drivers for using side mirrors and being cut off, Motherboard reports. Penalties like these hurt workers' and DSPs' performance scores and their chances to get more money. Drivers also told Motherboard it's really difficult to appeal erroneous infractions. See more stories on Insider's business page. Amazon drivers are reportedly being punished for some driving habits that are considered safe and others that are be...
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Amazon's AI-powered cameras punish its delivery drivers when they look at side mirrors or when other cars cut them off, report says

Tom Williams/Getty Images Amazon's AI cameras penalize drivers for using side mirrors and being cut off, Motherboard reports. Penalties like these hurt workers' and DSPs' performance scores and their chances to get more money. Drivers also told Motherboard that it's really difficult to appeal erroneous infractions. See more stories on Insider's business page. Amazon drivers are being punished for some driving habits that are considered safe and others that are beyond t...
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