Tech 2020-05-06T11:10:31Z
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Spotify CEO Daniel Ek says Apple has a long way to go before it's an 'open and fair platform' as the two firms war over competition

Ek said he expects Apple to further open up its platform in the future.
BI Prime Tech 2020-05-06T10:51:59Z
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WhatsApp users are spreading a bogus UK exit strategy claiming the COVID-19 lockdown will end in August

The company says it has tried to limit false information about the pandemic being spread on its platform.
Tech 2020-05-06T10:49:00Z
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Here's what we know about the bizarre coronavirus 5G conspiracy theory that is leading people to set cellphone masts on fire

The UK government and telecoms industry have been forced to confront the conspiracy theory, decrying it as "dangerous nonsense."
Tech 2020-05-06T10:41:05Z

France attacked Apple for not helping to build its contact-tracing app

France opted not to use Apple and Google's specialized contact-tracing API, preferring to build an app which centralizes user data.
Tech 2020-05-06T10:04:25Z

We got an early look at the UK's COVID-19 contact-tracing app — here's how it works

The NHS has released photos and explanations about how its app works, although doubts over its privacy and efficacy still linger.
Tech 2020-05-06T10:02:00Z

THE GLOBAL 5G LANDSCAPE: An inside look at how the US, China, South Korea, India, Brazil, and Mexico are initiating the next phase of 5G development

In a new 2020 report, Business Insider Intelligence looks at the Global 5G Landscape across the United States, South Korea, China, India, Mexico, and Brazil.
Science 2020-05-06T09:13:58Z

Elon Musk called one of the world's top lockdown advocates an 'utter tool' who does 'absurdly fake science' after he was caught breaking his own rules to meet his lover

Ferguson, a top advisor to the UK government whose work prompted the lockdown, resigned on Tuesday and apologised.
Tech 2020-05-06T06:52:04Z

10 things in tech you need to know today

Airbnb is cutting 25% of staff — 1,900 jobs — after its business has been slammed by the coronavirus crisis.
Tech 2020-05-06T02:00:00Z

THE SMART SPEAKER REPORT: Smart speakers could be the fastest-growing digital platform ever — here's how to engage with customers through the devices

This report examines the evolving smart speaker market while breaking down top use cases and reasons why they are or aren't resonating with consumers.
Tech 2020-05-06T01:40:00Z

Elon Musk said his and Grimes' new baby is named X Æ A-12. Grimes broke down the meaning behind each letter of the bizarre moniker.

Tesla and SpaceX CEO Elon Musk and musician Grimes had their first child on Monday night. Grimes broke down the meaning of the baby's name on Tuesday.
Tech 2020-05-06T01:02:00Z

IoT 101: Your Essential Guide to the Internet of Things

A new report from Business Insider Intelligence outlines the basics of the IoT and what this next wave of technology means to the everyday individual.
Tech 2020-05-06T00:18:00Z

Venture-backed startups are laying off thousands of tech workers as the coronavirus strains finances. Here's a list of all of the startups that are cutting headcount.

Here's everything we know about which venture-backed startups are slashing headcount due to the coronavirus and economic fallout.
Tech 2020-05-05T23:45:36Z

An Amazon warehouse employee in New York has died of COVID-19

The Verge first reported the death of the employee, who had worked at a Staten Island facility where others have spoken out about conditions.
Tech 2020-05-05T23:29:29Z

The company behind 'Call of Duty' says it's funding COVID-19 treatment research while it figures out how to produce video games remotely

The latest "Call of Duty" has been a sales smash as many people are stuck indoors. Now, its publisher is funding coronavirus-fighting drugs.
BI Prime Strategy 2020-05-05T22:07:30Z

A memo from Airbnb's CEO announcing huge staff cuts is a case study in how leaders can conduct layoffs in a compassionate way

Airbnb is cutting about a quarter of its staff. CEO Brian Chesky's memo to the company shows respect and compassion for all employees affected.
BI Prime Tech 2020-05-05T21:42:23Z

Airbnb is ending ambitious efforts to expand into transportation and film. Here are all the moonshot projects Airbnb is halting or scaling back to save money.

The company is cutting swathes of its business to get back to its roots, Airbnb CEO Brian Chesky said in a memo sent around the company.
Tech 2020-05-05T21:32:54Z

Marshall's new noise-cancelling headphones aim to take on Bose with features designed for the everyday headphone buyer, not just fans of the brand's usual style

Marshall's Monitor II noise-cancelling headphones feature strong battery life and styling aimed at casual buyers. Here's our full review.
Executive Lifestyle 2020-05-05T21:24:00Z

Elon Musk and Grimes just welcomed their baby boy. Here's how the eccentric CEO makes and spends his $38.2 billion fortune.

The Tesla and SpaceX CEO already has 5 children with ex-wife Talulah Riley. Fortunately, he also has billions to take care of his growing brood.
Tech 2020-05-05T21:16:54Z

Magic Leap is turning to a major health care company to save its future, potentially raising as much as $100 million

Magic Leap is turning to a major health care company for funding, as it scrambles to secure its future.
BI Prime Media 2020-05-05T21:16:08Z

The top social-media platforms marketers want to lean into in 2020, according to a survey of over 1,000 industry professionals

Marketers and consumers plan to lean into Facebook, Instagram, and more in 2020, according to a survey from analytics platform Sprout Social.
Tech 2020-05-05T21:07:02Z

Airbnb just laid off 25% of its employees, but it's also paying their health insurance costs for a year, on top of three months' salary

The nearly 1,900 Airbnb employees losing their jobs will receive several months' pay, a year of healthcare, and help finding a new job.
Tech 2020-05-05T21:04:00Z

Chatbots 101: How AI is Fueling the Disruptive Force in Customer Relations

In the Chatbots 101 report, Business Insider Intelligence breaks down how chatbots work and looks at the future of the market.
BI Prime Tech 2020-05-05T20:39:46Z

Airbnb expects revenues to be slashed by more than half this year, CEO says

Airbnb expects 2020 revenues to be less than half of what they were in 2019, even once travel resumes, because of fallout from the COVID-19 pandemic.
Transportation 2020-05-05T20:26:00Z

California is suing Uber and Lyft, accusing the ride-hailing companies of misclassifying their drivers

It's a major escalation of the state's fight to classify the workers as employees instead of contractors, forcing Uber and Lyft to pay benefits.
BI Prime Finance 2020-05-05T20:24:59Z

Read the full memo Airbnb CEO Brian Chesky just sent to staff announcing 1,900 job cuts. It lays out severance details and which teams are getting hit the hardest.

CEO Brian Chesky said Airbnb's revenue would likely halve versus 2019, and explained how the cuts were decided and what severance workers can expect.
BI Prime Tech 2020-05-05T20:09:46Z

Why NASA believes the first SpaceX rocket mission carrying humans into orbit is 'critical' and must move forward despite the growing coronavirus pandemic.

Launching NASA astronauts Bob Behnken and Doug Hurley aboard SpaceX's Crew Dragon is how NASA plans to make use of its $100 billion investment.
BI Prime Tech 2020-05-05T20:04:10Z

Amazon quietly rolled out its 'Uber for trucking' service to 48 states in a bid to own the booming digital freight brokerage space — and shore up its own supply-chain issues

Amazon has quietly expanded its freight brokerage service to 48 US states, as it looks to take a bigger bite out of the industry.
Tech 2020-05-05T19:58:00Z

How to turn off parental controls on your Android device in 2 ways

You can turn off the parental controls on an Android device by heading to the Google Play Store or Google Family Link app.
BI Prime Tech 2020-05-05T19:57:03Z

Uber CEO tells employees that it is finalizing layoffs as fears circulate among staff that 4,000 jobs will be cut

Uber's biggest team reports to its outgoing chief technology officer, and its second biggest is self-driving cars, according to internal documents.
Tech 2020-05-05T19:46:27Z

A $52,000 tiny smart home looks like a space ship and can sleep a family of 4 — see inside

The tiny home is furnished and totally move-in ready on arrival. The basic model costs $52,000, with an additional $8,000 for shipping to the US.
BI Prime Enterprise 2020-05-05T19:35:14Z

This hacker's startup just raised $20 million to cyberattack its own customers — and the money will go towards hiring people who agree 'breaking into things is an addiction'

David "Moose" Wolpoff leads a team of hacking attackers at Randori, a cybersecurity startup that just pulled in $20 million.
Tech 2020-05-05T19:30:00Z

Airbnb is cutting 25% of staff — 1,900 jobs — after its business has been slammed by the coronavirus crisis

Airbnb is restructuring its business and cutting 1,900 jobs, with its revenue expected to be less than half what it was last year.
BI Prime BI Prime 2020-05-05T19:27:17Z

Google's deal to buy Fitbit is under intense scrutiny on 2 continents – here are the privacy and antitrust hurdles it must clear to land an 'unprecedented' merger

Google's Fitbit acquisition has set alarm bells ringing among antitrust and privacy regulators. Here's what it will have to do to stick the landing.
Tech 2020-05-05T19:26:00Z

How to see who has viewed your Instagram video in 2 ways

You can see who viewed your Instagram video on a story easily, while video posts show the total number of views and users who've liked the post.
Careers 2020-05-05T19:25:14Z

54% of adults want to work remotely most of the time after the pandemic, according to a new study from IBM

IBM surveyed 25,000 people to gauge changes in perspective about work, transportation, shopping, and events since the outbreak of the coronavirus.
BI Prime Tech 2020-05-05T19:20:03Z

A NEW WORLD ORDER: A VC who left his job in the dot-com crash thinks today's economic downturn is more like that 2000 tech cataclysm than the 2008 financial crisis

Founders Fund general partner Keith Rabois said it is "highly likely" the United States economy will suffer a depression.

COVID-19 Executive Survey

Business Insider Intelligence surveyed global executive decision makers to see how they think COVID-19 will impact their companies and the economy.
BI Prime Enterprise 2020-05-05T18:54:00Z

IBM's new president explains exactly how an avocado toast breakfast with Ginni Rometty led to the $34 billion acquisition of Red Hat — and how he got over his gut feeling that it was a bad idea

IBM President Jim Whitehurst also discusses the worst part of being at Big Blue: 'Oh my God, I've never seen people who meet so much.'
Tech 2020-05-05T18:47:49Z

How to pronounce 'X Æ A-12,' the name Elon Musk tweeted he and Grimes gave their new baby

When a Twitter follower asked Musk on Monday night what they'd named their son, Musk replied, "X Æ A-12 Musk."
Tech 2020-05-05T18:32:11Z

Airbnb is holding an all-hands meeting and rumors are circulating among employees that layoffs may be on the agenda

Sources confirm that the company is holding an all hands meeting, while online forums suggest the company may be discussing additional layoffs.
Tech 2020-05-05T17:44:23Z

Microsoft tells employees they can keep working from home through October

Even after shutdowns are lifted, working from home will remain optional for Microsoft employees through at least October.
BI Prime Science 2020-05-05T17:23:00Z

The man who predicted that Amazon would buy Whole Foods now expects the tech giant to become the fastest-growing healthcare company within 5 years

NYU professor Scott Galloway thinks Amazon will need to go after an industry like healthcare to double its stock over five years.
BI Prime Enterprise 2020-05-05T17:18:44Z

$54 billion VMware told employees it's freezing salaries, cutting CEO and other executive pay, and suspending 401(k) matches over the impact of COVID-19

VMware is freezing salaries and suspending 401(k) matches as COVID-19 takes a toll on its business. Top execs and board members will take salary cuts.
Tech 2020-05-05T17:03:00Z

Read the pitch deck that Uber founder Garrett Camp created for the ride-hailing giant back in 2008 – before the company became the $120 billion giant it is today

Here's the the pitch deck Uber founder Garrett Camp created for the ride-hailing giant back in 2008 – before it became a $120 billion company.
Tech 2020-05-05T16:31:12Z

Apple is expected to release a new Apple Watch this fall — here are the features we want to see

The Apple Watch Series 6 is expected to be released this fall, and we're hoping it includes sleep tracking, longer battery life, and other updates.
Tech 2020-05-05T16:18:06Z

Apple just announced when it's holding its biggest event of the year, which is happening virtually for the first time

Apple's WWDC conference starts June 22 and will be free for developers, the firm announced. Apple is expected to unveil big iPhone updates and more.
Tech 2020-05-05T16:15:27Z

Internet-of-things use cases have proliferated amid the pandemic and adoption will likely persist long-term

IoT providers have seen an uptick in demand due to the pandemic, with new use cases arising in accordance with social distancing guidelines.
Tech 2020-05-05T16:04:00Z

The best deals on PlayStation 4 consoles, controllers, and games right now — including $25 off 'Star Wars Jedi: Fallen Order'

If you're looking for the best price on a PlayStation 4 Pro or PS VR, or looking to build your library of PS4 games, we've got you covered.
Finance 2020-05-05T16:02:00Z

This is the 19-slide pitch deck two 22-year-olds used to nab $57 million in funding from Silicon Valley

BI Prime received Brex's permission to offer a look into the startup's full 19-slide pitch deck from its Series B funding round.
Finance 2020-05-05T15:26:41Z

JPMorgan and Goldman Sachs-backed Members Exchange just got a green light from the SEC to go head-to-head with giants like NYSE and Nasdaq

The Members Exchange, whose backers include Morgan Stanley, Virtu, and Citadel Securities, now plans to go live in the third quarter of 2020.
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