Head of Instagram Adam Mosseri said in a CBS News interview with Gayle King that Facebook hasn't taken down a fake video of Mark Zuckerberg saying he's in control of "billions of people's stolen data" because the damage had already been done.The company is working to figure out a "principled way" rather than making one-off decisions to address the problem with deepfake videos, which could spread misinformation incredibly easily via social media with unnervingly realistic replicas of high-profile individuals.Instagram still hasn't taken down a fake video of Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg because "the damage is done."CBS News on Tuesday released an interview with Instagram head Adam Mosseri, where Gayle King asked why Facebook hasn't yet taken down a CBS video of a computer-manipulated Mark Zuckerberg saying he's in control of "billions of people's stolen data."CBS News requested on June 12 that Facebook take down the video due to CBS copyright infringement.Mosseri suggested that it's too late, since the video had already been up for a significant amount of time.
Rather than dance around the subject or get defensive about the reason for the imbalance, I believe HR leaders and CEOs must make a conscious and active effort to openly discuss how best to tackle the issue.Simply hiring more women or filling minority quotas isn’t going to cut it.Diversity policies can be short-sighted, with management striving to level the gender playing field for compliance or altruistic purposes.Strategies for fueling D belong at the heart of a company, deep inside its values and vision.Move away from short-term goalsWhen talking about diversity, companies have to make clear, big-picture goals.
Collaboration is one of the key works currently floating around the 5G world and it seems SK Telecom and Deutsche Telekom haven’t missed the memo.At a meeting attended by roughly 100 executives, the two operators announced a partnership with the ambition of seeking the promised revenues in the 5G epoch.It’s bigger, badder and faster than 4G, but that is not going to satisfy the financial demands of the telcos who need to invest so heavily in the future-proofed networks.Initial focus will be to develop 5G repeater and a 5G in-building solution, as well as a Multipath UDP solution to manage accesses for a seamless connectivity experience and MPEG Media Transport (MMT) technology for low latency media streaming.“Through partnerships with companies throughout the world, SK Telecom aims to expand beyond the realm of mobile communications to become a global ICT company,” said Park Jung-ho, CEO of SK Telecom.“And I expect this, in turn, will lead to the revaluation of assets and competitiveness of SK Telecom.”
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In a sit-down interview with Gayle King for CBS This Morning, head of Instagram Adam Mosseri discussed some of the controversies surrounding the photo-sharing app.When King brought up the deepfake video of Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg that circulated last week, Mosseri explained why the video wasn't taken down right away."We don't have a policy against deepfakes currently," he said."We're trying to evaluate if we wanted to that, if so how would we define deepfakes."Deepfakes are video forgeries that make people appear to be doing or saying things they never did.Mosseri says it would be inappropriate to take down the video of Zuckerberg simply because he's the CEO of Facebook, which owns Instagram.
Carbon 3D already sells 3D printers used to make unusual the materials inside Riddell's custom-size professional-league football helmets and Adidas running shoes.Products that are easier to recycle.Larger products that don't sacrifice the fine details and smooth surfaces the company can create.Also called additive manufacturing, 3D printing got an early foothold as a way to design prototypes.The unusual shapes of 3D-printed elements let companies build plastic components that are lighter than metal alternatives but couldn't be made with conventional injection molding methods, for example.The result is a potentially dramatic change to what's possible in manufacturing -- more flexibility, more advanced designs, custom-tuned material properties and components that are built in one pass instead of assembled from a collection of parts.
We are all more than familiar with the so-called skills gap currently facing the global workforce.If the developments we read about every day are true, universities and colleges across the world are struggling to deliver graduates fast enough and, when they eventually do, these individuals lack many of the digital skills necessary to drive innovation and move businesses forward.With an acute focus placed on the perceived deficit within the current talent pool - a generation of digital natives whose formative years were defined by the presence of technology - it becomes easy to overlook the absence of skills at the higher rungs of the career ladder.But most importantly, by CEOs, for the majority of whom routine reliance on technology is far more of a recent development.And yet for some reason, we fail to consider the importance of doing the very same on an individual level.Executives are expected to live and work in the future, constantly planning for the next quarter, year, decade, but how do they actually go about learning what the future will look like?
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Chinese telecom equipment-maker Huawei has said that it is ready to sign a "no back door" agreement with the Indian government.The move comes at a point when Huawei's business engagement is under scrutiny in India after the US banned its services in the country“We are proposing to the Indian government that we are ready to sign 'no back door' agreement.We encourage other original equipment manufacturers also to sign this kind of agreement with the government and telecom operators,” PTI quoted Huawei India Chief Executive Officer, Jay Chen as saying.The new wave of trials are yet to be conducted, and for that the Chinese tech giant has partnered with Vodafone India.I firmly believe that the Indian government will allocate spectrum for trials to everyone at one go and not differentiate based on vendors.India can't afford to work with select vendors for another 10 years when it is aspiring to become the third largest economy of the world,” Chen said.
Video shows the moment the central booster of a SpaceX Falcon Heavy rocket crashed into the sea and exploded during a test in Florida Tuesday.Prior to the launch, SpaceX founder and CEO Elon Musk described it as "our most difficult launch ever."Visit Business Insider's homepage for more storiesA core part of a SpaceX rocket narrowly missed a landing pad, crashed into the sea, and exploded during a test that CEO Elon Musk described as the "most difficult" in company history.ET on Tuesday, a Falcon Heavy rocket lifted off from Cape Canaveral, Florida, the third time Falcon Heavy has been launched since its introduction in February 2018.It launched with three reusable boosters, two of which made it back to earth in one piece.
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The managed WordPress hosting company WP Engine has announced that it will acquire Omaha-based Flywheel as it looks to build out its small business offerings.While financial terms of the deal have not been disclosed, WP Engine's CEO and chairperson, Heather Brunner, revealed to TechCrunch in an interview that the company did have to raise a small amount of capital from its existing investors to finance the deal.In a statement announcing the acquisition, Brunner explained why the two companies are a good fit, saying:“This powerful combination furthers our vision to be the most relied upon platform for WordPress.Our continued investment in WordPress, our shared values and culture, our enterprise-class technology and support, our community of agency partners and most of all our people will be a powerful driver to bring our customers’ breakthrough digital experiences to life.”Flywheel was founded in 2012 by Dusty Davidson, Tony Noecker and Rick Kudtson with the aim of creating targeted and innovative products to help agencies grow their business on WordPress.
To read the full article, simply click here to claim your deal and get access to all exclusive Business Insider PRIME content.Salesforce was already interested in buying Tableau, which sells data visualization software, by the time Selipsky joined.He says a relentless focus on customers made the firm more attractive.Before pulling off one of the biggest deals in the history of enterprise technology, Adam Selipsky was a newbie at two things: running companies, and selling them for billions of dollars.That all changed after Selipsky took over the top job at listed data visualization firm Tableau in 2016, then negotiated a $15.7 billion sale to software giant Salesforce.Selipsky is extremely tight-lipped about the deal, which was announced on 10 June but won't close for a few months yet.
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Instead of emailing a term sheet, Ilya Fushman paid $150 to have ‘Deep Blue Sea’ actor Michael Rapaport send the Cameo founders Steven Galanis, Martin Blencowe and Devon Townsend a video message congratulating them on their $50 million Series B.A general partner at Kleiner Perkins, Fushman tapped Cameo’s own service, which sells personalized video messages from celebrities, influencers, athletes and thought leaders, to win over the startup amid what he says was a “highly competitive deal.”Fushman and Galanis, Cameo’s chief executive officer, declined to disclose the startup’s valuation with the new funds, but Delaware stock authorization filings uncovered by PitchBook, as well as previous reporting from Axios’ Dan Primack indicate a valuation of $300 million.A few words from the former basketball star and author Kareem Abdul-Jabbar run for $500.At about 2-years-old, Cameo’s growth is exploding.A lot of enterprise sales teams are buying these to get in front of a contact that maybe went cold.
Warner Bros. announced Ann Sarnoff as its new CEO on Monday, and Zack Snyder fans quickly pleaded for her to release the infamous "Snyder Cut" of "Justice League."Many of the tweets responding to Warner Bros.' tweet announcement used the hashtag " ReleasetheSnyderCut," which has become a rallying cry for those who want to see Snyder's original vision for the movie.Snyder departed "Justice League" as director late into production after a family tragedy, and Joss Whedon stepped in for reshoots.Visit Business Insider's homepage for more stories.The campaign to release the "Justice League" "Snyder Cut" is still alive and well a year and a half after the movie's release.Warner Bros. announced BBC Studios Americas president Ann Sarnoff as its new chair and CEO on Monday, the first woman to ever lead the studio.
Elon Musk has a $19.2 billion net worth.Musk grew up in South Africa and taught himself how to code.Musk spends money on homes, cars, and charities, but he also invests a significant amount back into his companies.Visit Business Insider's homepage for more stories.Where did all this money come from, and where does it all go?Then, at age 24, Elon and his brother, Kimbal, founded Zip2 with $28,000 of their father's money.
Facebook and Apple's cold war continued on Monday.Nick Clegg, Facebook's head of global affairs and a top lieutenant to CEO Mark Zuckerberg, suggested that the company is not an "exclusive club" like Apple.Clegg was parading Facebook's mission as a force for good in connecting the world at a time when it is facing unprecedented regulatory scrutiny.It is the latest strike in a long-running duel between Facebook and Apple after the Cambridge Analytica data breach became global news in March 2018.The two companies have been repeatedly dueling over privacy and their differing business models since the catastrophic Cambridge Analytica data breach became global news in March 2018."Some other big tech companies make their money by selling expensive hardware or subscription services, or in some cases both, to consumers in developed, wealthier economies.
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A new report from Bloomberg reveals how some of Amazon's marketplace sellers are suffering thanks to Trump's tariffs on Chinese imports.Many sellers source inventory from China but don't have the same negotiating powers as larger companies to shift costs onto suppliers.It's expensive to find other inventory sources, which could mean these sellers would be forced to raise prices for the consumer or to take a hit on margins.This could impact Amazon if sales dry up and it loses out on commissions.Visit Business Insider's homepage for more stories.Amazon's third-party sellers are particularly vulnerable to Trump's tariffs, and it could end up hurting the e-commerce giant.
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Tesla and SpaceX CEO Elon Musk has fallen from the job-review site Glassdoor's ranking of the top 100 CEOs.Musk ranked 49th in 2018 and 8th in 2017, based on ratings from SpaceX employees.Musk has a 67% approval rating from Tesla employees, down from over 80% in early 2018, and an 89% approval rating from SpaceX employees, down from 94% in 2018, as of Monday morning.SpaceX and Tesla did not immediately respond to Business Insider's requests for comment.Visit Business Insider's homepage for more storiesTesla and SpaceX CEO Elon Musk has fallen from the job-review site Glassdoor's ranking of the top 100 CEOs.
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Bill Gates may not have been Microsoft CEO when Android arrived, but the outspoken billionaire still counts the software giant’s failure in the smartphone segment as his “greatest mistake.” While Microsoft may have had its own phone OS, in the shape of first Windows Mobile in 2000, and then Windows Phone in 2010, despite heavy investment the platform never managed to be anything other than a third option in the iOS vs Android war.Indeed, though it may have beat Android to market by years, Google’s platform quickly rose to the challenge.In 2007, for example, Windows Mobile had a whopping 42-percent of market share for smartphones in the US.By 2010, Microsoft’s platform was down to 7-percent, dropping to 3-percent the following year.Gates left Microsoft in 2000, leaving Steve Ballmer at the helm.However he’s not letting that stop him from taking some responsibility for how the company failed to rise to the smartphone challenge.
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Those that cannot use it – nor build apps powered by it – face getting shut out of their rapidly changing market; amid data-driven disruption that intelligence firm IDC estimates will power the database software market – or the “data management software market” – to an annual value of $98 billion in 2023, up from $64 billion in 2019.Here’s why: the database world has long been dominated by relational databases like those provided by Oracle, in which you pre-define your database schema based on your business’s requirements and set up rules to govern the relationships between fields in your tables.While such databases are fast, powerful and deeply entrenched in many businesses, any changes in schema require a migration procedure that can take the database offline or significantly reduce application performance; both unpalatable, at best, in today’s enterprise or organisational environment.Among those that have turned to MongoDB and its MQL query language to help them do so: Adobe, AstraZeneca, Barclays, Cisco, eBay, Google, SAP, and more; a customer base and success story that has catapulted it, post-2017 Initial Public Offering, to a market capitalisation of over $9 billion, on revenues of circa $350 million.“Duplicating Data Used to Cost a Fortune”Ittycheria, an entrepreneur and venture capitalist who sold BladeLogic – the data centre automation specialist he co-founded – to BMC for $800 million in 2008, explains the shift: “When the relational database came out [in the 70s], and even until the late 90s, storage was incredibly expensive; people were very nervous about duplicating data because they knew it was going to cost them a fortune.”
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When the 10-year challenge went viral earlier this year, everyone who wanted to brag about how hot they used to be had the same idea for where to find those nostalgic photos: legacy photo hosting site Photobucket, which saw a massive uptick in traffic that week.The company is trying to make a comeback as more than just a site for forgotten photos, though usage has dramatically declined over the years, and it faces significantly more competition than when it first launched in 2003.Once accounting for 2 percent of US internet traffic by hosting photos for sites like eBay and Myspace, Photobucket is now somewhere in the range of the 1,500th most-visited website in the US, according to Alexa rankings.But under new management, the company is currently in the middle of an apology tour, trying to regain the public’s trust after a sudden, exorbitant price increase that had its remaining users accusing the company of extortion two years ago.When the changes went into effect, millions of hot-linked images on the internet broke overnight, only displaying a speedometer blaring the message, “PLEASE UPDATE YOUR ACCOUNT TO ENABLE 3RD PARTY HOSTING.” With 20 million users hosting images on sites like Amazon and eBay, Leonard guesses about 60 million images went dark during that time.The images were finally turned back on nearly a year later, when Photobucket replaced the executive team, including CEO John Corpus, and Leonard stepped in.
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Loads of people know about Xiaomi’s Redmi family and Mi flagships, but the Mi Note and Mi Max devices have also been a fixture over the years.Unfortunately, the company has revealed we won’t see new additions to these lines in 2019.Xiaomi CEO Lei Jun announced the news on Weibo (h/t: GSMArena), saying there are “no plans” for new Mi Note and Mi Max devices this year.The CEO confirmed Xiaomi’s focus on the Mi flagship line, Mi Mix series, and the new Mi CC line.Lei also reiterated the Redmi brand’s focus on the K20 series, Redmi Note line, and Redmi devices in general.The Mi Note series started out as a flagship-level family, with the Mi Note, Mi Note Pro, and Mi Note 2 using flagship-level silicon.
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