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Tech companies are starting to let their employees work from anywhere — as long as they take a lower salary

Tech companies are starting to let their employees work from anywhere — as long as they take a lower salary

The words "Business Insider".Two crossed lines that form an 'X'. It indicates a way to close an interaction, or dismiss a notification.As tech workers continue to leave Silicon Valley for more space and a better cost of living, the companies they work for are responding with a change of their own: cutting salaries. Over the past six months, many employees living in major cities like San Francisco have uprooted their lives in favor of less densely populated areas with a lower cost of living and more space. While some workers intend to return to the Bay Area once offices reopen, others are ,...

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The Amazon worker who was fired after calling for better warehouse safety standards led a protest in front of Jeff Bezos' New York City apartment

The Amazon worker who was fired after calling for better warehouse safety standards led a protest in front of Jeff Bezos' New York City apartment

The words "Business Insider".Two crossed lines that form an 'X'. It indicates a way to close an interaction, or dismiss a notification.Protesters gathered in front of Amazon CEO Jeff Bezos' New York City apartment on Sunday, calling for better safety and fair pay for Amazon warehouse workers. The protest, which was organized by a group called the Congress Of Essential Workers, drew a crowd with signs calling for lawmakers to "Tax Bezos" and pointing out that numerous Amazon fulfillment center workers have died from COVID-19, the coronavirus disease, as Bezos' fortune has risen. —Laurence...

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Amazon reportedly invested in startups and gained proprietary information before launching competitors, often crushing the smaller companies in the process

Amazon reportedly invested in startups and gained proprietary information before launching competitors, often crushing the smaller companies in the process

The words "Business Insider".Two crossed lines that form an 'X'. It indicates a way to close an interaction, or dismiss a notification.Amazon has been using the startup investment process to help it make its own competing products, according to a new report from . The Journal spoke with dozens of startup founders, investors, and advisers, who said Amazon met with or invested in their companies, only to later build its own products that directly competed with the smaller company. The Amazon-made products often went on to crush the competition, the Journal found. The Journal discovered...

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Mark Zuckerberg urges people to wear a mask to help 'keep this country open'

Mark Zuckerberg urges people to wear a mask to help 'keep this country open'

The words "Business Insider".Two crossed lines that form an 'X'. It indicates a way to close an interaction, or dismiss a notification.Mark Zuckerberg is urging people to wear masks to stop the spread of the coronavirus. The Facebook CEO posted a photo to Instagram late Tuesday night of him and his wife, Priscilla Chan, wearing face coverings."Please wear a mask," Zuckerberg wrote. "Covid is spreading quickly again and masks help keep people healthy and keep the country open."A post shared by Mark Zuckerberg (@zuck) on Jun 30, 2020 at 7:05pm PDTJun 30, 2020 at 7:05pm PDTZuckerberg's post...

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Apple just unveiled the next version of its iPhone software, iOS 14. Here are the biggest changes coming to your iPhone this fall.

Apple just unveiled the next version of its iPhone software, iOS 14. Here are the biggest changes coming to your iPhone this fall.

The words "Business Insider".Two crossed lines that form an 'X'. It indicates a way to close an interaction, or dismiss a notification.Apple on Monday unveiled the latest version of its iPhone software, iOS 14. The new software, which will likely arrive on iPhones this fall, was on display at . While past events have taken place at Apple's Cupertino, California headquarters, this year's event was hosted virtually in the wake of the coronavirus outbreak. Apple's new iPhone software is a significant update for the device, and will include major changes to the home screen, a new Translate app,...

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T-Mobile is experiencing a 'voice and data issue' that's causing widespread outages for customers around the US

T-Mobile is experiencing a 'voice and data issue' that's causing widespread outages for customers around the US

The words "Business Insider".Two crossed lines that form an 'X'. It indicates a way to close an interaction, or dismiss a notification.T-Mobile and other wireless carriers around the US were experiencing issues Monday afternoon."Our engineers are working to resolve a voice and data issue that has been affecting customers around the country," Neville Ray, president of technology for T-Mobile, said in . "We're sorry for the inconvenience and hope to have this fixed shortly."The service tracker in New York, Florida, Texas, Georgia, California, and the Washington, DC, area. As of 3:09 p.m. ET...

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Jack Dorsey's $1 billion commitment to tackling the coronavirus outbreak has impressed fellow billionaires and tech execs

Jack Dorsey's $1 billion commitment to tackling the coronavirus outbreak has impressed fellow billionaires and tech execs

Jack Dorsey said he's committing $1 billion of his own wealth to coronavirus relief, and the move has impressed his fellow millionaires, billionaires, and tech execs. Dorsey, who is the CEO of both Twitter and Square,  that he created a new fund called Start Small LLC, to be funded by $1 billion of his Square equity, or about 28% of Dorsey's wealth. After the coronavirus outbreak has been contained, Dorsey said Start Small will shift its focus to funding girls' health and education, as well as universal basic income, a regular cash payment made to citizens by the government."I hope this...

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Jeff Bezos will donate $100 million to help food banks that are facing shortages due to the coronavirus outbreak

Jeff Bezos will donate $100 million to help food banks that are facing shortages due to the coronavirus outbreak

Jeff Bezos is donating $100 million to Feeding America, a nonprofit that helps food banks feed families in need. The Amazon founder and CEO posted about the donation Thursday afternoon, citing the spread of the coronavirus the reason he chose to make the donation. "Even in ordinary times, food insecurity in American households is an important problem, and unfortunately COVID-19 is amplifying that stress significantly," Bezos wrote. "Non-profit food banks and food pantries rely in large part on surplus food from a range of food businesses. For example, many restaurants donate excess food....

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Trolls have started invading public Zoom calls to share porn — here's how to change your settings to make your chat safer

Trolls have started invading public Zoom calls to share porn — here's how to change your settings to make your chat safer

Imagine you're on a video chat with your colleagues and peers, responsibly socializing from a distance amid the coronavirus outbreak. All of a sudden, instead of the faces of people you know, you see graphic, sexual videos pop up and disappear like whack-a-mole. That's exactly what happened on Tuesday evening to venture capitalist Hunter Walk and The Verge's Casey Newton, who were attempting to host what they call "#WFHappyHour," a daily Zoom chat with members of the tech industry. According to , someone entered the call — the link to which had been tweeted out by Walk and Newton — and...

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