Visa is set to pay $5.3 billion for Plaid, the buzzy startup that links fintechs with their customers’ bank accounts. On a call announcing the news Monday, Al Kelly, Visa’s chairman and CEO, acknowledged some financial firms “would prefer Plaid …Read More »
For the first time ever, Sony won't use the annual E3 event to share key details on the next PlayStation (SNE)
Sony Interactive Entertainment, the division behind PlayStation, “has decided not to participate in E3 2020.” With the expected launch of the PlayStation 5 later this year, the company’s decision to skip E3 marks the end of an era: Sony has …Read More »
You might have heard the term “backwards compatibility” thrown around in conversations about current and next-generation consoles. In particular, Microsoft’s addition of backwards compatibility to the Xbox One made quite a splash in gaming circles. You may be wondering what …Read More »
Instagram is under pressure to grow beyond its newsfeed by selling ads in Stories and the Explore tab. However, a new Cowen report found that 72% of advertisers’ dollars are still going into newsfeed ads. Explore tab ads are also …Read More »
You can easily change a phone number in Facebook if your number connected to the platform has become outdated, or if you want to remove it entirely. Providing a phone number is optional, but you can change stored phone numbers …Read More »
2 Cold War-era nuclear missile silos sat abandoned for decades and just went on the sale in Arizona for $495,000 each
Two decommissioned missile silos are for sale in southern Arizona. Both were designed to hold Titan II missiles, which were designed to carry nuclear warheads from one continent to another. Another silo of the same type just sold for $420,000, …Read More »
'Star Wars' star Mark Hamill just announced that he's deleting his Facebook account: 'I'll sleep better at night'
Mark Hamill announced he would delete his Facebook account in a tweet on Sunday. The “Star Wars” star said he was protesting Facebook’s decision to allow political ads that include false statements or misinformation. Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg has defended the decision …Read More »
Walmart is bringing robots to 650 more stores as the retailer ramps up automation in stores nationwide (WMT)
Walmart is adding more robots to its stores, a spokesperson confirmed to Business Insider. The shelf-stocking Bossa Nova robots will be expanding to 650 more stores, bringing to total number of stores to 1,000 with this technology. Walmart recently unveiled …Read More »
The Oscar-nominated 'Joker' cinematographer describes what star Joaquin Phoenix was really like on set
“Joker” cinematographer Lawrence Sher, who was nominated for an Oscar on Monday for best cinematography, talked to Business Insider in October about the controversy surrounding the movie, what star Joaquin Phoenix was like on set, and the movie’s comic-book roots. …Read More »
Here's the full Slack message from Away's returning CEO calling a recent investigation into the company 'deliberate lies'
Steph Korey, the former CEO of luggage startup Away, informed employees via a Slack message on Monday morning that she is resuming her role as chief executive. She will share the duties with recently hired Lululemon alum Stuart Haselden, and …Read More »