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Jeff Bezos' public image has changed a lot in the 30 years since he started Amazon. Here's a closer look at the evolution of his style and persona over the years. download the app Email address Sign up By clicking “Sign Up”, you accept our Terms of Service and Privacy Policy . The Amazon cofounder's style and persona have changed a lot over the years, from bookish founder (quite literally in Amazon's early days as a bookseller) to space cowboy at Blue Origin and a Vogue photo shoot. Here's a look at Bezos' fashion transformation over the years:
Persons: Jeff Bezos, Here's, Organizations: Service, Origin
The past few years have seen some companies declare themselves remote-first, only to backtrack and mandate workers return to the office. One such company is Robinhood. Vlad Tenev, a cofounder and the CEO of the financial-services firm, explained in a new interview how he brought employees back to the office after initially telling them they were working at a remote-first company. AdvertisementTenev said "explaining the why of things" was important in getting employees on board with the policy reversal. In 2022 , Robinhood declared itself a remote-first company and said it would be "staying primarily remote."
Persons: Vlad Tenev, Tenev, Logan Bartlett, we've, They've, Robinhood Organizations: Service, Apple, Google, Walmart Locations: Robinhood
Several new emojis have been proposed for addition to your devices' operating systems. They're up for approval later this year and after that, would reach your phones likely in 2025. From a tired face with eyebags to a leafless tree, here's a closer look at the 7 new emoji. download the app Email address Sign up By clicking “Sign Up”, you accept our Terms of Service and Privacy Policy . There are seven new emoji being put up for approval before the emoji body Unicode Consortium later this year.
Persons: eyebags, Organizations: Service, Business
Walmart heiress Alice Walton is the second-richest woman in the world, with an estimated $84 billion net worth. AdvertisementAlice Walton, the only female heiress to the Walmart fortune, is one of the richest women in the world. The three Walmart heirs — Rob Walton, Jim Walton, and Alice Walton — have a combined wealth of more than $250 billion, according to the Bloomberg Billionaires Index. The 74-year-old Alice Walton has an estimated fortune worth $84 billion and ranks 19th on Bloomberg's list. She's the second-richest woman in the world, behind only L'Oréal heiress Françoise Bettencourt Meyers.
Persons: Alice Walton, , Rob Walton, Jim Walton, Alice Walton —, Françoise Bettencourt Meyers Organizations: Service, Walmart, Bloomberg, Business
Microsoft's Build keynote kicked off at 12 p.m. CEO Satya Nadella is expected to give updates on Microsoft's generative AI products, like Copilot. Microsoft leaned further into its AI agent Copilot with new Copilot+ PCs announced on Monday. The annual Microsoft Build developer conference keynote kicked off at 12 p.m. ET on Tuesday, and CEO Satya Nadella is expected to unveil Microsoft's latest generative AI offerings, including Copilot.
Persons: Satya Nadella, Organizations: Microsoft, Service, Google, Business
The company has been criticized for not giving enough, especially as one of the largest private companies in the US. In 2012, Jacqueline Mars received the first-ever Foundation for the National Archives' "Heritage Award," for her support of the National Archives and other arts and cultural institutions in Washington, DC. The US Equestrian Team Foundation, of which she is an honorary life trustee, also gives Jacqueline B. Mars National Competition and Training Grant awards each year. Jacqueline also played a role merging the Opera with John F. Kennedy Center for the Performing Arts and made a multi-year commitment to support the Washington Performing Arts' programs. The Mars Wrigley Foundation supports educational and health-related causes by "providing oral health education and care, improving lives in mint and cocoa-growing regions, and creating resilient and vibrant communities," according to its website.
Persons: Mark Wilson, Jacqueline Mars, Jacqueline B, Grant, Jacqueline, John F Organizations: Mars Inc, Smithsonian National Museum of, Foundation, National Archives, US Equestrian Team Foundation, Mars National, Team, Kennedy Center, Performing Arts, Washington Performing Arts, Mars Wrigley Foundation Locations: Washington ,, Paris
OpenAI announced its latest flagship model, GPT-4o, on Monday. CEO Sam Altman says he's found a helpful way to use the AI while working. download the app Email address Sign up By clicking “Sign Up”, you accept our Terms of Service and Privacy Policy . OpenAI CEO Sam Altman has also found it helpful in another way, as he outlined during an episode of the podcast The Logan Bartlett Show published Tuesday. This story is available exclusively to Business Insider subscribers.
Persons: OpenAI, Sam Altman, he's, , Logan Bartlett Organizations: Service, Business
Elon Musk just took the next step in rebranding Twitter as X.Twitter.com now redirects to the X.com domain. Musk has had a fascination with using the letter X for his businesses dating back to at least 1999. download the app Email address Sign up By clicking “Sign Up”, you accept our Terms of Service and Privacy Policy . AdvertisementSocial media users trying to access Twitter may notice something different today: Typing in Twitter.com now redirects to the X.com domain. Platform owner Elon Musk confirmed the change in a post early Friday morning, saying, "All core systems are now on X.com."
Persons: Elon Musk, Organizations: Twitter, Service
OpenAI CEO Sam Altman is one of the biggest names in the AI industry. download the app Email address Sign up By clicking “Sign Up”, you accept our Terms of Service and Privacy Policy . AdvertisementSam Altman is one of the best-known names in AI, but he wasn't prepared for just how much he'd be recognized in public. The OpenAI CEO reflected on the privacy and anonymity he's lost as a result of his job during an episode of the podcast The Logan Bartlett Show, published Tuesday. It's like a much weirder thing.
Persons: Sam Altman, San Francisco —, , wasn't, he's, Logan Bartlett, would've Organizations: Service Locations: San Francisco
Employee opinion of senior leadership is a crucial attraction and retention factor. A new Glassdoor ranking identifies the 50 best-led companies, according to employee reviews. AdvertisementRecent years have seen a renewed spotlight on company leadership and management, owing to everything from mass layoffs in various industries amid cost-cutting to return-to-office mandates to pullbacks from ESG efforts. Employee sentiment toward senior leadership is a big factor in attracting and retaining talent. This story is available exclusively to Business Insider subscribers.
Persons: Organizations: Bain & Company, Nvidia, AMD, Adobe, Microsoft, Service, Business
Google's big summer conference, Google IO, kicks off today at 1 p.m. Business Insider will be in attendance and covering the biggest announcements — follow along below. Sign up to get the inside scoop on today’s biggest stories in markets, tech, and business — delivered daily. ET to kick off Google IO, the company's annual developer conference. This story is available exclusively to Business Insider subscribers.
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OpenAI announced a new AI model, GPT-4o, on Monday. Here's a look at some of the wildest things it can do. AdvertisementOpenAI revealed its latest flagship AI model on Monday, GPT-4o, and showed off what ChatGPT can do when powered by it. The new AI model, with an "o" standing for omni, can handle a combination of text, audio, and images as either inputs to respond to or outputs it can generate. This story is available exclusively to Business Insider subscribers.
Persons: OpenAI, Organizations: Service, omni, Business
Her relationship with her mother came to a tipping point when Bettencourt Meyers initiated a decade-long family feud over her inheritance. A photographer named François-Marie Banier was the subject of a disagreement between Bettencourt Meyers and her mother. In a 2008 letter to Banier, Bettencourt described their relationship to him, writing: "With you, I am like a mother, a lover, all the feelings pass through me. Bettencourt Meyers told a French news magazine in 2009 that Mr. Banier's "objective is clear: break away my mother from our family to profit from her. He was sentenced to two and half years in prison and told to pay Bettencourt 158 million euros in damages.
Persons: Bettencourt Meyers, Marie Banier, François, Liliane Bettencourt, Bettencourt, Banier, Bainer, Butler Organizations: New York Times, Banier, Netflix
Apple plans to implement generative AI into its virtual assistant Siri, NYT reported. Apple reportedly wants the AI Siri to be able to chat, summarize texts, and do existing tasks better. The report comes amid fears that Apple is lagging behind competitors when it comes to gen AI. AdvertisementThe report comes amid talk that Apple is playing catchup to competitors on AI, as the company hasn't yet made any generative AI announcements. The iPhone company's CEO, Tim Cook, has teased during earning calls that big news about generative AI products is right around the corner.
Persons: Siri, , Apple, catchup, Tim Cook Organizations: Apple, Service, The New York Times, Times
Theranos founder Elizabeth Holmes has once again had her prison time shortened. She got a few more months trimmed off for a new projected release date of August 16, 2032. She was originally sentenced to 11.25 years, but soon after reporting to prison her projected release date moved up 2 years. AdvertisementElizabeth Holmes' prison time is getting shorter, again. Her projected release date is now August 16, 2032, a change from her previously listed December 29 projected release for later that same year, according to Federal Bureau of Prisons records.
Persons: Elizabeth Holmes, , Holmes Organizations: Service, Federal Bureau of Prisons, NBC News, Prosecutors Locations: Silicon, Bryan , Texas
Apple revealed new iPad Air and iPad Pro models at its "Let Loose" event on Tuesday. The iPad Pro models are the first to feature OLED displays with deeper contrast. AdvertisementApple overhauled its iPad lineup on Tuesday during its "Let Loose" event in California — including fancy new screens for its top-of-the-line "Pro" models. AppleThe iPad Air comes in four colors: a new blue, a new purple, and the usual Starlight and Space Gray. Related storiesBut the standout feature is the new screens, which are the first OLED displays in the iPad lineup.
Persons: Apple, , Tim Cook Organizations: Service, Apple, Gray, Apple Apple Locations: California
Elon MuskElon Musk isn't a big fan of people being in meetings if they're not contributing value. Christian Marquardt - Pool/Getty ImagesMusk, the CEO of companies including Tesla and X, formerly Twitter, has described himself as a "nanomanager." Consistent with that style, Musk doesn't like delegating and last year told Tesla staff he wanted to personally approve all new hires . Musk also encourages people to leave meetings rather than stay in some cases. He's also said employees can feel free to buck the chain of command to get things done.
Persons: Elon, they're, Christian Marquardt, Tesla, Musk, He's Organizations: Getty
A general partner at Andreessen Horowitz is the latest to join the debate around "fake work" in Big Tech. David Ulevitch said "half the white-collar staff at Google probably does no real work." AdvertisementAn investor at famed Silicon Valley firm Andreessen Horowitz is the latest VC to get involved in the debate around "fake work" in the tech industry. Advertisement"I don't think it's crazy to believe that half the white-collar staff at Google probably does no real work," he said. Other VCs have also entered the debate around "fake work" and overstaffing within Big Tech in recent years.
Persons: Andreessen Horowitz, David Ulevitch, , Emily Sundberg, Ulevitch, Marc Andreessen, Keith Rabois, Thomas Siebel, they've, overhiring Organizations: Google, Meta, Service, Cisco, Big Tech, Tech, PayPal Mafia, Facebook Locations: Big Tech, Silicon, America
In his 27 years at the helm of Amazon, Jeff Bezos taught his successor, Jassy, and others a lot about how to run one of the world's biggest businesses. One of Bezos' meeting no-nos is PowerPoints, which he has banned in company meetings. "I thought to myself, 'We can sell anything this way,'" Bezos said. Bezos says Type 1 decisions take up most of your time, while Type 2 decisions should be delegated or grouped with other smaller decisions for later. Bezos believes you should make decisions with 70% of the information you wish you had, and iterate from there.
Persons: , Andy Jassy, Jeff Bezos, Jassy, Jeff, Bezos, he's, It's, He's, they've, centibillionaire, you'll, you'd Organizations: Service, Business Locations: Amazon
If you didn't hear your iPhone alarm go off lately, it might not have just been you oversleeping. Some iPhone users say their alarms haven't been sounding recently. Apple is reportedly working on a fix, but for now here's what you should check in your settings. AdvertisementIf you slept through your iPhone alarm recently, it might not have necessarily been your fault. Some iPhone users say their alarms haven't been working lately, taking to social media to vent — with some saying they were late to work or school after multiple alarms they'd set didn't go off.
Persons: , Apple, there's Organizations: Apple, Service
Elon Musk had a strange way of phrasing a job offer to a former Twitter exec. Beykpour said Musk asked if he wanted to "swipe right" and "hang out and work on the product." During one of their conversations, Musk asked if Beykpour would be interested in continuing to work on product at Twitter. Musk asked Beykpour to "swipe right on whether you want to be here," the Periscope cofounder said. He used the swipe right, swipe left Tinder metaphor and I thought that was kind of hilarious coming from him," Beykpour said.
Persons: Elon Musk, Kayvon Beykpour, Musk's, Beykpour, Musk, , Parag Agrawal, Elon Musk's, Getty, Noam Galai Beykpour, Walter Isaacson, Isaacson, Elon, I'm, I've Organizations: Twitter, Service Locations: Elon
It lets women set a question all matches can respond to, meaning men might be the first to message. Starting Tuesday, the feature lets women set a question that all their matches can answer to get the conversation started. Bumble found in testing that Opening Moves increased "chat initiation and reply rates, as well as lengthening time spent in conversation," the release said. Jones had recently hinted that Bumble might move away from making women reach out first. AdvertisementBeyond Opening Moves, Bumble is shaking up its look with a redesign, one of several changes it's made since Jones took over as CEO in January.
Persons: Bumble, , Lidiane Jones, We're, it's, Jones, Whitney Wolfe Organizations: Service
Amazon founder Jeff Bezos thinks "work-life balance" is a "debilitating phrase." The billionaire and former Amazon CEO instead taught employees that work and life are a circle. AdvertisementJeff Bezos doesn't like the phrase "work-life balance," and has said in the past that he views work and life as actually a circle. "I get asked about work-life balance all the time," Bezos told Axel Springer CEO Mathias Döpfner. "If you can get your work life to where you enjoy half of it, that is amazing.
Persons: Jeff Bezos, Bezos, , Jeff Bezos doesn't, Axel Springer, Mathias Döpfner, MacKenzie Scott, Shah Rukh Khan, Zoya Akhtar, Andy Jassy, fiancée Lauren Sanchez, doesn't, Katie Canales, Zoë Bernard Organizations: Amazon, Service, Vox's, AWS, Origin Locations: Mumbai
Rob Walton, the eldest of Walmart founder Sam Walton's children, is retiring after more than 40 years on the company's board. With a net worth of $79.8 billion, he's among the 20 richest people in the world. NEW LOOK Sign up to get the inside scoop on today’s biggest stories in markets, tech, and business — delivered daily. AdvertisementWalmart billionaire Rob Walton is stepping down from the board of his family's company. Walmart announced on Thursday that Walton, the eldest son of founder Sam Walton, will retire after more than 40 years on the board as its longest-serving member.
Persons: Rob Walton, Sam Walton's, , Walton, Sam Walton Organizations: Walmart, Service, NFL, Denver Broncos
Alphabet is joining its tech peers like Microsoft, Apple, and Meta in the dividend club. Its $0.20 dividend is its first ever, and it also authorized an additional $70 billion in buybacks. The news could ease concerns of some tech investors spooked by Meta's earnings Wednesday. NEW LOOK Sign up to get the inside scoop on today’s biggest stories in markets, tech, and business — delivered daily. This story is available exclusively to Business Insider subscribers.
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