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Premium Tech 2020-12-04T01:52:03Z
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Inside Google's firing of a top AI researcher, and the academic paper that started the battle: 'People are seriously pissed'

On Wednesday, one of Google's top AI ethics leaders announced she had been fired. Inside the company, tensions had been mounting for days.
Premium Tech 2020-12-04T10:20:16Z
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Google faces fresh attacks from search engine rivals over its 'profit-sapping' Android choice screen in Europe

Android users in Europe can decide which search engine they want to use primarily up front.
Premium Transportation 2020-12-04T14:14:20Z

The world's youngest self-made billionaire is proving Elon Musk wrong by bringing lidar — and self-driving savvy — to the mass car market

Elon Musk thinks lidars are too expensive for consumer cars, but Luminar has convinced Volvo that it's cracked the code to slashing lidar prices.
Tech 2020-12-04T13:55:11Z

How to post a Facebook Story using a computer or mobile device

You can post a Facebook Story with simple text and photo using a web browser or create polls, music stories, and more using the mobile app.
Tech 2020-12-04T13:51:18Z

How to use Android's 'Messages for web' feature to send and receive texts from a web browser on any device

You can use Android's "Messages for web" feature to send and receive text messages in any web browser, even on a computer or non-Android tablet.
Tech 2020-12-04T13:47:43Z

How to get a PlayStation 5: Resellers give their 6 best tips to help you buy the hard-to-find console

Still trying to find a PlayStation 5 this holiday season? Resellers gave us their best tips for beating the crowds and securing the new console.
Tech 2020-12-04T10:21:35Z

Rashida Tlaib accuses Amazon of profiting during the pandemic while neglecting workers. Staff are 'afraid to go to work' because Amazon's facilities aren't clean, she said.

"The continued disregard by Amazon of its worker's well-being and safety must be exposed," Rep. Rashida Tlaib told Business Insider.
Tech 2020-12-04T07:56:15Z

10 things in tech you need to know today

Google fired a top AI researcher, Facebook is changing its "race-blind" hate-speech algorithm and will remove COVID-19 vaccine misinformation.
Premium Tech 2020-12-04T07:45:00Z

Inside $1 billion meal kit startup Gousto, the pandemic unicorn expecting its first profit and doubling monthly orders

Gousto is Europe's latest food delivery unicorn after the meal-kit startup boomed during the coronavirus pandemic.
Premium Tech 2020-12-03T23:06:18Z

Why VCs are watching a startup called MSCHF, whose mission is so visionary that one spellbound investor refused to even call it a company

"Very few times in my career have I seen an idea that grabbed me so fully...that I was simultaneously terrified and obsessed," one investor said.
Premium Transportation 2020-12-03T21:52:17Z

Elon Musk is open to talking about merging Tesla with another car company. These are the 4 most likely candidates.

Tesla CEO Elon Musk hasn't been shy about criticizing rivals like Ford and GM, but that doesn't mean he'd dismiss the idea of joining forces.
Transportation 2020-12-03T21:31:44Z

Germany is buying more electric cars than California. That's good news for Tesla.

Tesla's chasing the market — but electric-vehicle adoption in the US has a few tailwinds that could prove just as beneficial for Elon Musk.
Tech 2020-12-03T21:16:44Z

Elon Musk is 'highly confident' SpaceX's Starship will ferry humans to Mars by 2026 — two years later than previously hoped

When asked when he will make his own first trip to orbit, Musk replied: "Possibly two or three years."
Premium Enterprise 2020-12-03T21:03:08Z

Why Salesforce's $27.7 billion acquisition of Slack won't solve all the chat app's issues competing with rivals like Microsoft Teams, according to experts

Slack has struggled to grow at the same rate as rivals during the pandemic and experts are skeptical of how Salesforce will make the integration work.
Science 2020-12-03T20:55:03Z

When the Arecibo telescope collapsed, the world lost a powerful asteroid tracker and alien seeker

Once the world's largest radio telescope, Arecibo helped confirm Einstein's theories and proved scientists wrong about Mercury.

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Premium Tech 2020-12-03T20:41:58Z

IT'S NOT THAT HARD: Here are 21 female tech leaders ideal for board seats as Nasdaq forces corporate America's hand

As Nasdaq forces corporate America to add women to their boards or risk delisting, Business Insider easily identified 21 qualified tech leaders.
Tech 2020-12-03T20:35:30Z

The Trump administration in a new lawsuit accused Facebook of reserving over 2,600 high-paying jobs for foreign workers instead of hiring Americans

The DOJ's lawsuit alleges that Facebook discriminated against Americans and did not properly advertise the jobs to them before hiring foreign workers.
Tech 2020-12-03T20:34:54Z

Apple's new iPad strikes the right balance of power and affordability, making it the best value for most people

Apple's iPad has a fairly new chip, a high-quality screen, and long battery life, making it a great choice for those in need of a general-use tablet.
Tech 2020-12-03T20:17:37Z

What is Amazon Prime? The benefits of Amazon's popular membership program, and whether it's worth the cost

Amazon Prime is a subscription service that costs $119 a year, and offers free Amazon shipping, video streaming, music and more.
Tech 2020-12-03T19:59:48Z

Facebook is changing its 'race-blind' hate speech algorithm to prioritize flagging content it deems 'the worst of the worst,' after backlash over removing Black users' posts

Rather than automatically flagging posts like 'men are trash,' the platform is focusing on curtailing harmful anti-Black, Muslim, and LGBTQ content.
Premium Tech 2020-12-03T19:39:51Z

First Twitter, now Spotify — why platforms are racing to copy the popular 'Stories' feature, and why they're missing the point

"Not every app should have the exact same set of features because that isn't how we use them," argues tech columnist Jason Aten.
Science 2020-12-03T19:21:56Z

A video shows the 'violent' collapse of the iconic Arecibo telescope. It sounded like an avalanche, a staff scientist said.

Puerto Rico's iconic Arecibo radio telescope collapsed on Tuesday. Videos show its 900-ton platform crashing into the 1,000-foot dish below.
Tech 2020-12-03T18:56:41Z

The AirUnleashed wirelessly charges your iPhone, Apple Watch, and AirPods at once, but it's finicky to use and not built to last

The AirUnleashed is a stylish wireless charger that can power your iPhone, AirPods, and Apple Watch at once, but it falls short in too many ways.
Premium Transportation 2020-12-03T18:46:04Z

A colossal rocket-launching drone is just one small part of Aevum's bid to become the 'Amazon of space,' the startup's founder says

Once a satellite reaches Aevum's spaceport, company founder Jay Skylus says a mostly autonomous system can rocket it to orbit within 180 minutes.
Premium Enterprise 2020-12-03T18:41:46Z

The CEOs of three of Slack's closest allies say Salesforce's $27.7 billion takeover of the workplace chat app will spur growth for the rest of the software industry

Salesforce's mega-deal to acquire Slack for $27.7 billion will have implications for the rest of the software industry, three software CEOs say.
Premium Enterprise 2020-12-03T18:17:27Z

Read the leaked talking points that Amazon Web Services employees are using to explain its recent massive cloud outage: 'There is no compression algorithm for experience'

An internal document shows how Amazon is instructing employees to characterize a recent AWS Kinesis outage as a learning opportunity.
Tech 2020-12-03T18:10:52Z

What is Stadia? Here's what you need to know about Google's game-streaming device

Stadia is a platform for streaming the latest games without a console or a gaming PC — just a Google-capable device or screen with Chromecast Ultra.
Premium Tech 2020-12-03T18:06:45Z

INTERVIEW: Zoom CEO Eric Yuan dishes on the difficulty of scaling the company through the pandemic and why he thinks most business travel is dead forever

Zoom's founder and CEO, Eric Yuan, discussed rising to the challenge of the pandemic to become the best-known videoconferencing platform in the world.
Tech 2020-12-03T18:01:00Z


Business Insider Intelligence looks at how the coronavirus pandemic and the subsequent fallout will slow the rollout of global 5G networks.
Tech 2020-12-03T17:59:06Z

Why is my laptop hot? How to troubleshoot and cool down an overheated laptop

Laptops can feel hot for various reasons and diagnosing the problem isn't exactly clear-cut. Try these troubleshooting techniques.
Tech 2020-12-03T17:58:18Z

Logitech's superlight wireless mouse takes some getting used to, but it offers the precision and consistency that gaming enthusiasts crave

The Logitech G Pro X Superlight mouse cuts out the fat to provide an impressive and focused gaming experience. Here's our full review.
Premium Advertising 2020-12-03T17:49:48Z

The 18 hottest adtech companies of 2020

They're the firms that are best adapting to challenges like changes in consumer behavior and ad-targeting practices.
Premium Media 2020-12-03T17:39:10Z

The 6 ways to run ads on TikTok and what type of brands each is targeted toward, according to the company's North America product lead

TikTok's North America product strategy lead Gabriel Nicolau walks through the company's eight marketing products, including its six ad solutions.
Premium Tech 2020-12-03T17:36:28Z

The loneliness economy: Companies and entrepreneurs see a spike in interest for rent-a-friend services, chatbots, and online communities that target feelings of isolation

From friendship-forging service Bumble BFF to AI chatbot Replika, there's growing opportunity for businesses to address the loneliness crisis.
Tech 2020-12-03T17:32:00Z

ENTERPRISE VIDEO CONFERENCING: Here's how five software providers are positioning their platforms amid the pandemic-driven shift to remote work

Insider Intelligence explores the strengths and weaknesses of five major video conferencing services vying for a piece of the enterprise market.
Tech 2020-12-03T17:14:15Z

How to report a missing package on Amazon with the online retailer or a third-party seller

The method to report a missing package on Amazon differs depending on whether it was sold by Amazon or a third party.
Tech 2020-12-03T16:58:34Z

Microsoft's $70 nostalgia-fueled holiday sweaters sold out in 24 hours — but you'll have a second chance to snag them later this month

Microsoft's 2020 #WindowsUglySweater offerings include a $70 MS Paint "Soft-wear" sweater with icons nodding to the firm's beloved computer program.
Transportation 2020-12-03T16:39:10Z

Goldman Sachs says Tesla will sell 15 million cars per year by 2040 — nearly double General Motors

Shares jumped about 5% in trading Thursday following Goldman Sachs' extremely bullish take.
Tech 2020-12-03T16:36:14Z
Enterprise 2020-12-03T16:33:38Z

The life and career of Stewart Butterfield, the Flickr cofounder and Slack CEO who just sold his company to Salesforce for $27.7 billion

Slack started as a video game called "Glitch." Then it became so much more, and Stewart Butterfield has been the person overseeing it all.
Tech 2020-12-03T16:21:07Z

Celonis chief product officer predicts automation and the cloud are two key trends that are likely to dominate the agenda for 2021

One of enterprise tech's most prominent executives in Europe predicts that automation and cloud adoption are major trends for the sector in 2021.
Premium Tech 2020-12-03T16:17:57Z

Here's how many users Starlink needs to break even, according to experts

Elon Musk hopes Starlink will net the company $30 billion to $50 billion a year. He'll need millions of customers to make that a reality.
Tech 2020-12-03T16:14:21Z

Zoom is Apple's most downloaded app of 2020, while multiplayer smash hit 'Among Us' has topped its games list. Here's how they rank.

Zoom topped Apple's app download chart as people turned to video conferencing during the pandemic – but Google Meet only just made it to the top 20.
Premium Enterprise 2020-12-03T16:00:00Z

Microsoft views data as 'the most strategic asset of our time,' a cloud exec says, as the firm rolls out two key products to help customers harness it

Microsoft is making an effort to provide data services to customers even if they use competing clouds and services.
Tech 2020-12-03T16:00:00Z

'Amazon's days of impunity are over': 400 international lawmakers including Ilhan Omar and Rashida Tlaib slam Jeff Bezos on wages, climate action, and taxes

The letter, signed by US Democratic Representatives Ilhan Omar and others, follows organized Black Friday protests under the slogan "Make Amazon Pay."
Tech 2020-12-03T15:59:03Z

The Logitech Brio is an excellent webcam for anyone looking to record and stream 4K video, but at $200, it's more than most people need

The Logitech Brio offers crystal clear video up to 4K resolution with HDR, but it's overkill for video calls and more than most people need
Tech 2020-12-03T15:48:09Z

How to use the Venmo mobile app to make or receive payments

You can use Venmo to make and receive payments from your contacts and others by connecting the platform to your bank account and credit cards.
Tech 2020-12-03T15:37:03Z

Marc Benioff refused to name his rival Microsoft in an interview about Salesforce's $27.7 billion Slack acquisition: 'What's that company? How do you spell it?'

Marc Benioff's comments come as his company's deal with Slack sets Salesforce up perfectly to further compete with longtime rival Microsoft.
Science 2020-12-03T15:30:00Z

3 compelling reasons why we haven't found aliens yet

Despite how hard we try we haven't discovered any alien life in space. But these three scientific theories might give us an idea about why we seem to come up empty-handed in our search.
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