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From Sheryl Sandberg to Ted Sarandos, here are the high-powered executives who are 2nd-in-command to some of the biggest CEOs in tech

Many CEOs at the world's most valuable tech companies rely on No. 2 executives to help them get the job done.  Some of these execs may go on to run the company one day, while others may leave for big opportunities somewhere else.  For example, top executives like Sheryl Sandberg and Ted Sarandos are second-in-command at Facebook and Netflix, respectively.  Visit Business Insider's homepage for more stories. Life at the top of the world's most valuable tech companies isn't easy. For CEOs at co...
Tags: Apple, Google, Amazon, Facebook, Mark Zuckerberg, Elon Musk, Hollywood, Shonda Rhimes, Trends, Tesla, Larry Page, Netflix, Williams, Larry Ellison, Tim Cook, Sergey Brin


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


Here's where Google's first 21 employees are now (GOOG, GOOGL)

Most of the original employees at Google have since left the company — even founders Larry Page and Sergey Brin. Many early Googlers became entrepreneurs or executives at other companies. Marissa Mayer, for example, was employee No. 21 — she later became CEO of Yahoo.  Others have stayed at Google. Susan Wojcicki, Google's 16th employee, is currently the CEO of YouTube. Visit Business Insider's homepage for more stories. Only a few of Google's earliest employees still work at the internet gia...
Tags: Google, Verizon, Twitter, Elon Musk, London, Yahoo, Massachusetts, Trends, Linkedin, Cisco, Larry Page, Larry Ellison, Sergey Brin, Google Earth, Susan Wojcicki, Lake Tahoe


Google's cofounders lost almost $2 billion each after Alphabet reported lower than expected revenue. Here's how they built a combined $127 billion fortune and how they spend it.

Google cofounders Larry Page and Sergey Brin each lost nearly $2 billion from their net worths after the search engine's parent company reported on Monday. Brin and Page announced that they were stepping down from their roles at Alphabet in December. With a reported net worth of $64.6 billion, former Alphabet CEO Larry Page is the seventh-richest person in the world according. Former Alphabet president Sergey Brin is No. 10, with a reported net worth of $62.3 billion. The pair of multibillio...
Tags: Google, New York Post, Elon Musk, Stanford, New York City, US, San Francisco, Trends, Tesla, Bloomberg, Nasa, Cnn, Larry Page, New York Times, Tim Cook, Sergey Brin


Google cofounders Larry Page and Sergey Brin lost almost $2 billion each after Alphabet reported lower than expected revenue. Here's how they built a combined $127 billion fortune and how they spend it, from trapeze lessons to a 600-foot 'air yacht.'

Google cofounders Larry Page and Sergey Brin each lost nearly $2 billion from their net worths after the search engine's parent company reported on Monday. Brin and Page announced that they were stepping down from their roles at Alphabet in December. With a reported net worth of $64.6 billion, former Alphabet CEO Larry Page is the seventh-richest person in the world according. Former Alphabet president Sergey Brin is No. 10, with a reported net worth of $62.3 billion. The pair of multibillio...
Tags: Google, New York Post, Elon Musk, Stanford, New York City, US, San Francisco, Trends, Tesla, Bloomberg, Nasa, Cnn, Larry Page, New York Times, Tim Cook, Sergey Brin


YouTube brought in $15 billion in advertising revenue in 2019 — 9 times more than Google paid to acquire the site 14 years ago (GOOG)

Alphabet, Google's parent company, broke out YouTube's advertising revenue for the first time ever on Monday, and revealed the video-sharing site brought in $15 billion in 2019. YouTube's ad revenue is around nine times more than the $1.65 billion Google spent to acquire the platform in October 2006. At the time, YouTube was only 1.5 years old and had only 65 employees. Google's CEO at the time called YouTube "the next step in the evolution of the Internet." However, Alphabet also said that "m...
Tags: Google, Twitter, California, Youtube, Trends, Paypal, Larry Page, Sergey Brin, Susan Wojcicki, Eric Schmidt, Alphabet, Ruth Porat, Porat, Alphabet Google, Wojcicki, YouTube Wojcicki


From Priscilla Chan to Melinda Gates, these are the spouses of some of the most powerful people in tech

Most of tech's most powerful CEOs are married.  Not everyone is coupled up — Elon Musk and Jeff Bezos have girlfriends, while Jack Dorsey and Tim Cook appear to be single.  But for those who are married, many of them have been with their spouses for years or even decades.  Here's a look at the lives of the spouses of tech's biggest CEOs.  Visit Business Insider's homepage for more stories. It takes a special type of person to become the partner of a high-powered tech executive: From long week...
Tags: Apple, Google, Amazon, Facebook, Mark Zuckerberg, Hong Kong, Elon Musk, New York, Instagram, Microsoft, Steve Jobs, Stanford, India, Satya Nadella, New York City, Disney


14 celebrities who limit their children's screen time and tech use

How much screen time to allow for children is one of the biggest debates of modern parenting. Some famous figures, like Bill Gates, raised their children mostly tech-free.  Other celebrities, like Jennifer Lopez and Angelina Jolie, strictly limit their children's screen time throughout the week.  Here is how 14 famous people limit their children's exposure to technology. Visit Business Insider's homepage for more stories. How much screen time to allow for children is one of the biggest debat...
Tags: Facebook, Mark Zuckerberg, London, Instagram, Microsoft, Obama, White House, Trends, Cisco, Netflix, Williams, New York Times, Bill Gates, David Beckham, Reddit, Michelle Obama


The incredible story of YouTube's early days and how it rose to become the world's most popular place to watch video (GOOG)

YouTube has more than 2 billion monthly users visiting the video-sharing platform for their favorite vlogs, music videos, sports highlights, and more. YouTube was founded nearly 15 years ago above a California pizza shop by three early PayPal employees. Since then, it's become the most popular free video-sharing platform in the world. Take a look at the history of YouTube, from its start as a failed video-dating website to a powerhouse platform that's launched a new generation of money-making ...
Tags: Apple, Google, Amazon, Japan, Nbc, California, Youtube, China, Disney, US, Adele, Barack Obama, Trends, Nike, Paypal, Bbc


Former Yahoo CEO Marissa Mayer's new startup is deliberately targeting 'mundane' tasks, and the first one is a holiday app that organizes addresses

Former Yahoo CEO Marissa Mayer's startup Lumi Labs launched in March 2018, and has mostly stayed quiet since. Lumi's website says the company is focused on building consumer applications that use AI to solve everyday tasks. The world is now getting a look at the first such app, called Holiday Helper, which helps people organize their holiday contact information for sending cards and gifts. If it sounds mundane, that's because it is supposed to be.  Visit Business Insider's homepage for more st...
Tags: Apple, Google, Verizon, Yahoo, Youtube, Trends, Paypal, Silicon Valley, Susan Wojcicki, Marissa Mayer, Mayer, University Avenue, Lumi, Wojcicki, Lumi Labs, GitHub Mayer


How YouTube Is Being Held Accountable for Content

And What It Means for the Future of Video Marketing. Since the newest YouTube policy has been installed, more than 17,000 channels, 100,000 videos, and 500 million comments have been deleted. That’s as many as five times what the mega-video platform removed in the last quarter. Image Source: YouTube This wipe-out of hate speech videos and comments is somewhat unsurprising. There’s been an outcry from the public in regards to YouTube’s lack of policing when it comes to hateful content, including ...
Tags: Google, Business, Youtube, Sales & Marketing, Npr, Susan Wojcicki, Right Now, Logan Paul, Wojcicki, Sarah Perez, Digital Marketer, Fox News More, CNBC YouTube, E2M Solutions Inc, YouTube As YouTube, Arvind Patil


The DNA-testing 'fad' is ending. We spoke to the CEOs of Ancestry and 23andMe about how they're fighting back.

Consumers aren't flocking to send their spit into genetic testing companies in as high a numbers as the industry expected.  "The market's been down and we don't see that coming back next year," Vijay Kumar, an analyst at Evercore ISI said. In its wake, consumer genetics companies are starting to get creative to handle the lull.  Subscribe to Dispensed, Business Insider's weekly healthcare newsletter. Click here for more BI Prime stories. For years, the hot gift at the holiday season has been ...
Tags: Google, Facebook, Trends, Helix, Las Vegas, Nevada, Illumina, Business Insider, Anne Wojcicki, Ancestry, Lizzo, Parkinson, Evercore ISI, KAO, LabCorp, Georgiadis


The genetic testing business is stuck in a slump. We spoke to industry giants Ancestry and 23andMe about how they're preparing for a comeback.

Consumers aren't flocking to send their spit into genetic testing companies in as high a numbers as the industry expected.  "The market's been down and we don't see that coming back next year," Vijay Kumar, an analyst at Evercore ISI said. In its wake, consumer genetics companies are starting to get creative to handle the lull.  Subscribe to Dispensed, Business Insider's weekly healthcare newsletter. Click here for more BI Prime stories. For years, the hot gift at the holiday season has been ...
Tags: Google, Facebook, Trends, Helix, Las Vegas, Nevada, Illumina, Business Insider, Anne Wojcicki, Ancestry, Lizzo, Parkinson, Evercore ISI, KAO, LabCorp, Georgiadis


YouTube CEO to Burned-Out Creators: Data Shows It’s OK to Take a Break From Posting

Stressed-out YouTube creators anxious that their channels will take a traffic hit if they take a mental-health break shouldn’t worry, according to YouTube CEO Susan Wojcicki: She says a data analysis showed that, on average, YouTubers get even more views when they return after a hiatus. In a Nov. 21 open letter to creators, Wojcicki […]
Tags: News, Youtube, Susan Wojcicki, Wojcicki


YouTube CEO to Burned-Out Creators: It’s OK to Take a Break From Posting

Stressed-out YouTube creators anxious that their channels will take a traffic hit if they take a mental-health break shouldn’t worry, according to YouTube CEO Susan Wojcicki: She says a data analysis shows that, on average, YouTubers get even more views when they return after a hiatus. In a Nov. 21 open letter to creators, Wojcicki […]
Tags: News, Youtube, Susan Wojcicki, Wojcicki


YouTube to update harassment and gaming policies, clarify changes to kids content

In YouTube CEO Susan Wojcicki quarterly letter, released today, the exec addresses a number of changes to YouTube policies, including the recent FTC-mandated rules for kids content that have alternately confused and infuriated video creators, as well as forthcoming policies around harassment and gaming videos, among other things. On the latter, Wojcicki said the company was now in the process of developing a new harassment policy and was talking to creators about what needed to be addressed. She...
Tags: Videos, Startups, Gaming, Media, Youtube, Eu, Policy, Creators, Susan Wojcicki, Federal Trade Commission, Eta, Ftc, Coppa, Wojcicki, Kid YouTube


Startup Ideas that Began Small and Got Big

Entrepreneurs are pioneers that look to create solutions to address the needs of their customers. Launching your own startup business requires a leap of faith and might be long and risky. Those who have found their niche, focused on innovation, planned for their growth, collaborated and had a little bit of luck have succeeded. However, many entrepreneurs are overwhelmed by the belief they have to start from scratch. They ponder on what they could do that no one has ever done before. In other wo...
Tags: Apple, Google, Amazon, Steve Jobs, Ebay, Stanford, US, Sales, Startup, Nike, Intel, Palo Alto, Larry Page, Pennsylvania, Sergey Brin, Dell


Google's Sergey Brin has secretly been married to the founder of a legal tech startup since 2018 (GOOG, GOOGL)

Google cofounder Sergey Brin has been married to his girlfriend Nicole Shanahan since 2018, the Chronicle of Philanthropy recently reported. Brin, 46, and Shanahan, 34, have been dating since 2015, and have one child together who was born last year. Brin was previously married to 23andMe founder Anne Wojcicki, but they finalized their divorce in 2015. They have two children together. Visit Business Insider's homepage for more stories. Google cofounder Sergey Brin has reportedly been married s...
Tags: Google, Trends, Sergey Brin, Jamaica, Vanity Fair, Alex Rodriguez, 23andMe, Anne Wojcicki, Rosenberg, Chronicle of Philanthropy, Shanahan, Brin, Wojcicki, Amanda Rosenberg, Nicole Shanahan, Bia Echo Foundation


YouTube CEO Susan Wojcicki held frank talks with powerful YouTubers, and now she's promising to tackle some of their biggest gripes

YouTube is promising changes to address some of its stars' biggest grievances. These include copyright claims issues and being excluded from trending lists, which impacts their ability to earn revenue from ads. YouTube CEO Susan Wojcicki outlined her plans in a blog post on Tuesday after meeting with some of the platform's most powerful stars. Visit BusinessInsider.com for more stories. Some of YouTube's biggest stars have become increasingly disheartened with the platform — and now it's taki...
Tags: Amazon, Youtube, Samsung, Trends, Susan Wojcicki, Wojcicki, Shane Dawson, YouTuber Angelika Oles


YouTube confirms plans to make Originals available for free

YouTube Chief Business Officer Robert Kyncl reaffirmed the company’s plans to take its Originals out from behind the paywall, making them free and ad-supported. Kyncl was speaking at YouTube’s annual Brandcast event, where the Google-owned company lays out its plans for advertisers (with lots of razzle dazzle provided by musicians and YouTube stars). Since last fall, the YouTube has acknowledged that it’s moving towards an ad-supported model for its Originals, and tonight, Kyncl said that all...
Tags: Google, Media, Youtube, Tech, Justin Bieber, Paris Hilton, Kevin Hart, Susan Wojcicki, Robert Kyncl, Kyncl, Wojcicki, Cobra Kai, Primetime, Kyncl YouTube


YouTube Detailed Its Responses to Creators’ Concerns

YouTube CEO Susan Wojcicki addressed some creators' concerns in an update, including the desire for more clarity in the Google-owned video site's community guidelines and advertiser-friendly policies. Wojcicki said more details will be added to its policies so that creators can make better-informed decisions on their content as it relates to monetization and YouTube's recommendation...
Tags: Google, Advertising, Susan Wojcicki, Wojcicki, Social Pro Daily


YouTube sets a goal of having half of trending videos coming from its own site

YouTube wants to have half of the featured videos in its trending tab come from streams originating on the company’s own site going forward, according to the latest quarterly letter from chief executive Susan Wojcicki. The letter, directed to YouTube’s users, is meant to help ease concerns the site’s biggest stars have over copyright challenges, advertising policies and video monetization — along with their shrinking presence on the site’s trending feature. It’s been a rough quarter for YouT...
Tags: Google, TC, Europe, Media, Youtube, Social Media, Tech, United States, New Zealand, Susan Wojcicki, Christchurch, World Wide Web, Internet Television, Video Hosting, Wojcicki, Christchurch New Zealand


A New York Times story about YouTube's internal 'Condom Challenge' deliberations shows why keeping toxic content off the site is such a daunting challenge (GOOG, GOOGL)

A recent New York Times report highlighted the difficulties YouTube faces when deciding whether or not controversial content should remain on its site.  A policy review meeting held to discuss "Condom Challenge" videos, displayed just how seemingly arbitrary distinctions can be, even when the company's CEO, Susan Wojcicki, is involved.  While t hese internal debates may be the most critical part of YouTube's business for it to get right, its ability to produce clear and repeatable results at...
Tags: Google, Elon Musk, Youtube, Trends, New York Times, The Times, Susan Wojcicki, Times, Sundar Pichai, Signal, Business Insider, Condom Challenge, San Bruno, Procter Gamble, Wojcicki, San Bruno California


The mother of the YouTube and 23andMe CEOs has a 5-letter catchword for raising successful children and she wrote a book about it (GOOG, GOOGL)

Ester Wojcicki — the mother of YouTube CEO Susan Wojcicki and 23andMe CEO Anne Wojcicki — has a new book coming out on May 7 about how to raise successful children.  Wojcicki told Fortune in a recent interview that her approach can be applied by business leaders as well, and boils down to the acronym TRICK, which stands for: trust, respect, independence, collaboration, and kindness.  "If you treat employees the same way, if you believe in them and give them an opportunity to perform, then they...
Tags: Google, Steve Jobs, Youtube, San Francisco, Trends, James Franco, Silicon Valley, Susan Wojcicki, Fortune, University Of California, Anne Wojcicki, John Mackey, Janet, Palo Alto High School, Wojcicki, Lisa Brennan Jobs


Pinterest goes public, Carl’s Jr.’s hemp burger and Serena Williams the VC: Thursday Wake-Up Call

Welcome to Ad Age’s Wake-Up Call, our daily roundup of advertising, marketing, media and digital news. You can get an audio version of this briefing on your Alexa device. Search for “Ad Age” under “Skills” in the Alexa app. What people are talking about today Digital-scrapbooking platform Pinterest and video-conferencing software maker Zoom are set to start trading today. As J.P. Mangalindan, chief tech correspondent for Yahoo Finance notes, they are “two of at least eight tech companies eyein...
Tags: Apple, Google, Amazon, Fcc, Washington Post, Youtube, Time, Advertising, Disney, Samsung, Bloomberg, New York Times, The New York Times, Susan Wojcicki, Nbc Universal, Hulu


The Most Measured Person in Tech Is Running the Most Chaotic Place on the Internet

YouTube’s C.E.O. spends her days contemplating condoms and bestiality, talking advertisers off the ledge and managing a property the size of Netflix.
Tags: News, Social Media, Online Advertising, Child Pornography, Susan, Google Inc, Alphabet Inc, Wojcicki, Advertising and Marketing, YouTube.com


Here are all the details on the plan to totally change YouTube's business model that Google CEO Sundar Pichai reportedly killed in 2017 (GOOG, GOOGL)

In 2017, YouTube considered changing a major facet of its business model— paying creators based on viewer engagement, rather than the ad revenue they created, according to a Bloomberg earlier this month. Business Insider obtained unreleased YouTube support center drafts that provide more detail about the proposed payments model from 2017, showing that changes would have involved more than just engagement metrics. According to the documents, YouTube was planning to introduce three new pillars ...
Tags: Google, Youtube, Trends, Bloomberg, Ocean, Sundar Pichai, Signal, Pichai, Business Insider, Alex Jones, Watch Google, Wojcicki, Infowars, Boil The Ocean, Susan Wojcicki Bloomberg, Merch Channel Memberships


YouTube's scrapped plan to change how it pays creators focused on 3 main metrics: attract, engage, and retain (GOOG, GOOGL)

In 2017, YouTube considered changing a major facet of its business model— paying creators based on viewer engagement, rather than the ad revenue they created, according to a Bloomberg earlier this month. Business Insider obtained unreleased YouTube support center drafts that provide more detail about the proposed payments model from 2017, showing that changes would have involved more than just engagement metrics. According to the documents, YouTube was planning to introduce three new pillars ...
Tags: Google, Youtube, Trends, Bloomberg, Ocean, Nintendo, Sundar Pichai, Signal, Pichai, Business Insider, Alex Jones, Wojcicki, Infowars, Boil The Ocean, Susan Wojcicki Bloomberg, Merch Channel Memberships


Bloomberg report explains why YouTube hosts so much toxic content

Yesterday, Bloomberg’s Mark Bergen published a devastating piece charting how the once-innocuous YouTube became the world’s most effective radicalization machine, in the process becoming a haven for conspiracy theorists and actual honest-to-god paedophiles. The reason is… well, it’s not even remotely surprising. In short, YouTube sacrificed good governance and responsible stewardship at the altar of growth. According to the report (which is summarised nicely here, if you’re short on time) , YouT...
Tags: Startups, Youtube, Social Media, Bloomberg, Susan Wojcicki, Wojcicki, Mark Bergen


Google's CEO once shut down an experimental project that would have totally changed how YouTube creators get paid, report says (GOOGL, GOOG)

According to Bloomberg, YouTube CEO Susan Wojcicki and other execs had a plan to pay creators for the amount of time people spent watching their videos, rather than based on the ad revenue they bring in.  Wojcicki's plan — known internally as "Project Bean," or sometimes "Boil the Ocean" — came as creators complained about their pay and threatened to move off YouTube and on to other sites.  Google CEO Sundar Pichai ultimately squashed the project in 2017 due to concerns over of intensifyi...
Tags: Google, Youtube, Trends, Bloomberg, Ocean, Susan Wojcicki, Sundar Pichai, Signal, Pichai, Wojcicki, Bloomberg YouTube