Scott Hassan, who helped Larry Page and Sergey Brin launch Google, has been called the “third Google founder.” Hassan left Google in its early days, but embarked on his own successful career as a tech entrepreneur. He is known as …Read More »
Tesla and rivals like Waymo and GM are locked in a battle over the future of self-driving cars (TSLA)
In recent years, many of the companies developing self-driving cars have backed off from the aggressive timelines they had previously set to introduce fully driverless vehicles for personal or commercial use. And they are increasingly using investments and partnerships with …Read More »
This Chinese super-app is Apple's biggest threat in China and could be a blueprint for Facebook's future. Here's what it's like to use WeChat, which helps a billion users order food and hail rides.
WeChat has become an integrated part of life in China: you use it to message your friends, buy your groceries, hail a ride, and even book a doctor’s appointment. It’s basically impossible to exist in China without it. The Chinese …Read More »
These 5 tech companies started in garages, and now they're worth billions. These are their modest beginnings. (GOOG, MSFT, AAPL, AMZN)
Google, Apple, HP, Microsoft, and Amazon all say that they started in garages. Now, they make up some of the most valuable companies in the world and are worth billions. The idea of starting in a garage has taken on …Read More »
Meet the power players at Salesforce helping CEOs Marc Benioff and Keith Block grow the cloud company into even more of a powerhouse (CRM)
We’re identified the 11 executives that are leading Salesforce’s behind the scenes and helping CEOs Marc Benioff and Keith Block tackle Salesforce’s next stage of growth. Salesforce recently said it plans to double the company in the next five years. …Read More »
After a year of unrest at Google, insiders are reacting with a weird lack of emotion to the leadership change (GOOG, GOOGL)
Google cofounders Larry Page and Sergey Brin stepped down from Google leadership on December 3, and employees say the company hasn’t announced any major changes under new Alphabet CEO Sundar Pichai. Pichai has served as Google CEO since 2015, and …Read More »
IgnitionOne went from being a digital marketing pioneer to being sold off in parts. Here's the story behind its rise and fall.
IgnitionOne was a onetime digital marketing pioneer that ended up selling parts of its business to Zeta Global and Publicis Media in November, a casualty of ongoing adtech and martech consolidation. Business Insider spoke with 20 former employees, investors, advisers, …Read More »
Top tech bankers explain why they're embracing more innovation in how companies can go public — and say direct listings are just a start
Spotify and Slack were the first two big tech companies to choose a new way to go public, opting for a direct listing instead of an initial public offering. Top tech bankers told Business Insider that they expect more companies …Read More »
2019 was the year of normal businesses masquerading as tech companies. Here's why one VC thinks 2020 will be different.
Steve Sarracino, founder and partner at Activant Capital, told Business Insider that the theme of 2019 was non-tech businesses masquerading as tech companies. While almost any modern business will be tech-enabled or use technology in some way, high margins define …Read More »
WPP and its holding company rivals faced significant headwinds going into 2019: Clients cut budget and digital ad buys dominated by Google and Facebook overtook traditional channels for the first time. To counter these trends, WPP restructured its most valuable …Read More »