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  • Google Chairman Eric Schmidt Thinks Apple CEO Tim Cook Has It All Wrong About Privacy (GOOG, AAPL)

    2 October 2014, 12:23 pm by: Dave Smith

    “At Apple, we believe a great customer experience shouldn’t come at the expense of your privacy,” Apple CEO Tim Cook says on his company’s new page dedicated to privacy. Google chairman Eric Schmidt checked out the new website, and he fired back…
  • Mobile, Social, And Big Data — The Convergence Of The Internet's Three Defining Trends

    2 October 2014, 12:15 pm by: Marcelo Ballve

    The world is swimming in data.  Smartphone-based computing had led to much more internet-based activity, and more opportunities to collect location data. The consumer stampede into social media means that the tastes, preferences, and frustrations of billions…
  • The 16 Most Eligible CEOs

    2 October 2014, 11:48 am by: Emmie Martin, Melia Robinson and Skye Gould

    There’s something incredibly alluring about the power and prestige that comes with running a company.  We recently came out with our list of the Sexiest CEOs Alive! These CEOs all have power, ambition, charisma, and style—and they're top dogs at…
  • Now We Know The Activist Investor's Secret Plan For Yahoo...

    2 October 2014, 11:47 am by: Henry Blodget

    As we noted last week, the activist investor who launched a campaign against Yahoo wants to combine the company's operations with AOL. The investor, Starboard, also tantalizingly suggested that this combination would leave AOL as the surviving company, not…
  • Billionaire Peter Thiel Explains Why He Would Tell His Younger Self To Be Less Competitive

    2 October 2014, 11:30 am by: Richard Feloni

    Peter Thiel — the billionaire cofounder of PayPal and Palantir, as well as a powerful venture capitalist and hedge fund manager — is well known for his contrarian, often academic bits of wisdom. It may come as a bit of a surprise to learn that, despite his…
  • Here Are A Bunch Of Things Elon Musk's Tantalizing 'D' Could Be (TSLA)

    2 October 2014, 11:18 am by: Matthew DeBord

    Tesla CEO Elon Musk tweeted Wednesday night about something called "D," which will be officially unveiled October 9.  The photo that accompanied the tweet was of a partially opened garage door, with what looks a lot like a Tesla Model S peeking out.…
  • Why iOS 8 May Be A Big Annoyance For Some Apps That Want To Track Your Location (APPL)

    2 October 2014, 11:10 am by: Lisa Eadicicco

    If you've upgraded to iOS 8, you may notice a new message pop up once in a while when you exit certain apps. With its newest iPhone and iPad software, Apple now sends prompts that ask you whether or not you'll allow an app to use your location data when it's…
  • How Mark Cuban, Bill Gates, And Other Leaders Stay In Shape

    2 October 2014, 10:38 am by: Drake Baer

    When you're running the country, eradicating poverty, or disrupting incumbents all day it can be hard to stay in shape.  This is bad news, given that fitness seemingly has something to do with individual and organization-wide performance. A University of…
  • 16 Surprising Terms That Are Blocked On China's Version Of Twitter

    2 October 2014, 10:28 am by: Christina Sterbenz

    China's government heavily censors its internet — and amid recent pro-democracy protests in Hong Kong, online freedom of speech in the country has deteriorated even further. Netizens have long gone without YouTube, Twitter, and Facebook, but one website…
  • Here's A Simplest Explanation Of The App Hong Kongers Are Using To Evade Censorship

    2 October 2014, 10:19 am by: Michael B Kelley

    Thousands of pro-democracy protesters who have taken to the streets of Hong Kong in the last week are using a messaging app called FireChat to keep in touch without having to connect to the Internet. This way they can communicate and spread information…
  • The Future Of Mobile And Online Banking: 2014 [SLIDE DECK]

    2 October 2014, 10:15 am by: John Heggestuen

    Since the early days of the internet, retail banks have feared the day when customers would turn away from traditional brick-and-mortar bank branches. With the rise of mobile banking, it's definitely starting to happen.  BI Intelligence finds that even banks'…
  • A New Patent For Apple TV Could Allow For Endless Binge-Watching (AAPL)

    2 October 2014, 10:03 am by: Dave Smith

    The latest Apple patent may hint at the future of Apple TV. The patent, which was published by the US Patent and Trademark Office Thursday and surfaced by Apple Insider’s Mikey Campbell, describes an advanced remote control for the Apple TV set-top box,…
  • Seeking A Controller For Business Insider

    2 October 2014, 10:03 am by: Julie Hansen

    We're looking for a Controller to support our executive team with financial reporting, budgeting, forecasting, accounting, and analysis. You will manage a small team (currently one person) and will be expected to streamline finance operations to ensure…
  • The 25 Most Successful Wharton Business School Graduates

    2 October 2014, 9:48 am by: Drake Baer and Richard Feloni

    The Wharton School of the University of Pennsylvania is one of the finest business schools in America, up there with the Stanford Graduate School of Business and Harvard Business School. Since its founding in 1881 by industrialist Joseph Wharton, the school…
  • ABC Has A New Show Called 'Selfie' — Here's What It's All About (It's Just As Bad As It Sounds)

    2 October 2014, 9:47 am by: Alyson Shontell

    ABC's new show "Selfie" premiered earlier this week. It's about a woman named Eliza Dooley (it's supposed to sound like My Fair Lady's Eliza Doolittle), who needs a personality makeover. The show makes light of people who are obsessed with their phones and…
  • GoPro Is Crashing After Founders Find A Way Around The Lock-Up Restriction (GPRO)

    2 October 2014, 9:42 am by: Myles Udland

    GoPro is breaking its lock-up restriction. On Wednesday, GoPro announced that founders Nick and Jill Woodman would gift about 5.8 million shares from their personal stake in the company to the Nicholas + Jill Woodman Foundation. Under an agreement with…
  • Why 13 Young Analysts Picked Wall Street Over Silicon Valley

    2 October 2014, 9:29 am by: Elena Holodny

    The battle rages on. Wall Street and Silicon Valley keep fighting for the top graduates. Students are increasingly waving good-bye to Wall Street... the tech industry just keeps getting more and more alluring. And banks are getting nervous. Some have started…
  • Time Warner Cable Pays Me $25 Per Month To Have A Landline I Never Use — Here's Why (TWC)

    2 October 2014, 9:15 am by: Nicholas Carlson

    I'm a happy Time Warner Cable customer, but for a few years now, I've been paying for a service of theirs I never use: a home phone line. About a year ago, I called up Time Warner Cable and told them I'd like to cancel the service. A funny thing happened. The…
  • Here's A Photo Of Someone (Supposedly) Using Google's New Smartphone, The Nexus 6 (GOOG)

    2 October 2014, 9:11 am by: Lisa Eadicicco

    Over the past several weeks we've seen a few leaked renderings that reportedly show what the Nexus 6 will look like. Now, the blog Android Police claims to have recieved a photo from a tipster showing someone actually using Google's upcoming smartphone in…
  • Netflix Is Hiring A Professional Instagrammer (NFLX, FB)

    2 October 2014, 8:26 am by: Caroline Moss

    If you think professional Instagrammer is your calling, you're in luck. Netflix is hiring. "We're searching for three people to become the Instagrammers of Netflix; a role we call Grammaster. They'll travel across the continent and take beautiful pictures…
  • Here's The Evidence That Google's Search Results Are Horribly Biased (GOOG)

    2 October 2014, 7:44 am by: Jim Edwards

    Yelp and a coalition of like-minded travel and shopping websites have created an elegant demonstration of the way they say Google biases search results in favor of Google's pages. It's a Chrome browser extension that Yelp says strips Google+ pages from…
  • Apple Caves: 'Camera Roll' Is Coming Back To Your iPhone

    2 October 2014, 7:40 am by: James Cook

    Apple customers freaked out last month over a change in Apple's new mobile operating system, iOS 8. Now, it looks like Apple has listened to the feedback. iOS 8 removed "Camera Roll," the album where every photo taken with an iPhone is stored. Photos were…
  • Adam Sandler Signs An Exclusive 4-Movie Deal With Netflix Because 'It Rhymes With Wet Chicks' (NFLX)

    2 October 2014, 7:38 am by: Jay Yarow

    Netflix is expanding its investment in original content. It has signed Adam Sandler to a four-movie deal. In a release announcing the news, Sandler had the following to say: "I immediately said yes for one reason and one reason only…. Netflix rhymes with Wet…
  • 10 Things In Tech You Need To Know Today (AAPL, GOOG, TSLA)

    2 October 2014, 6:33 am by: Jay Yarow

    Good morning! It will be relatively cool, and partly sunny today in New York. Let's look at the news. Rovio, the parent company of Angry Birds is cutting 130 people, or 16% of its workforce. Yet another sign that mobile gaming is a tough business. Here's what…
  • Celebrities Victimized In The iCloud Naked Photo Hack Want To Sue Google For $100 Million

    2 October 2014, 6:07 am by: James Cook

    Hollywood lawyer Marty Singer has written to Google founders Larry Page and Sergey Brin, as well as chairman Eric Schmidt, threatening to sue them for $100 million if they don't remove the naked photos of his clients that were posted online after the iCloud…

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