Salesforce CEO Marc Benioff explains how giving its salespeople a one-time guaranteed commission and allowing customers 'flexibility' on contracts are 'investments' that will help the company weather the economic crisis
To help employees and customers get through the quarter, Benioff said Salesforce took strategic steps to invest in the company's long term success.
President Trump's clampdown on social media could hurt startups and cripple competition with Facebook and Twitter
Aside from the legal concerns raised by Trump's order, VCs warn that it would burden startups with new costs that Facebook and Twitter can afford.
Rony Abovitz is stepping down as Magic's Leap CEO, describing the move as 'a natural next step' – read the memo he just sent staff
Magic Leap CEO Rony Abovitz has said he is stepping down from his role at the company, but a replacement has not been named.
Facebook tried to appease its conservative critics for years. It got hit by Trump's executive order on social media anyway.
Facebook has desperately fought to avoid allegations of anti-conservative bias for years, but it hasn't helped.
A developer says Microsoft led him on about a job and buying his tool before going silent and releasing its own very similar service. Now he wants an explanation and credit for his work.
The developer says Microsoft had a months-long discussion about hiring him and acquiring AppGet before cutting off communication and releasing WinGet.
Box had a better-than-expected quarter amid the work-from-home boom. CEO Aaron Levie explains how its pivot to letting its own employees work from anywhere will help it keep up the momentum.
Box's CEO says the company has not missed a beat when requiring employees to work remotely, and it's even made the business operate more efficiently.
Amazon could use its possible acquisition of the self-driving-car startup Zoox to make discounted robo-taxi rides a perk for Prime subscribers, Morgan Stanley says
"Discounted ridesharing for Prime members, would, in our view, be a meaningful driver of Prime growth," Morgan Stanley said.
Google is working with health systems and tech firms to track coronavirus in every county using data from hospitals and cell phones
The project, dubbed the National Response Portal, is collecting data on coronavirus testing, ventilator use, and movement.
Days after layoffs, an Uber exec sold over half her Uber stock for $8.6 million, while cofounder Garrett Camp has sold $69.6 million in stock since March 12
Jill Hazelbaker, who runs Uber's marketing, got tongues wagging by a big stock trade during these troubled times.
Trump is effectively inciting harassment of a Twitter employee in response to its content-policy enforcement. The company is in an impossible position.
Does Twitter back down, making a mockery of its rules — or hold firm and face escalating attacks and political scrutiny?
Web traffic data shows the biggest winners and losers across 11 different industries during the pandemic: Interest in Chipotle soared while Gucci traffic sank
Data from SimilarWeb shows just how much busier pandemic traffic for darlings like Zoom and Peloton have been since people were forced to stay inside.
Chasing a virus, glass shortages, and cold storage: 4 top execs leading the coronavirus vaccine race reveal how they're tackling the greatest challenges standing in their way
A coronavirus shot faces massive challenges in reaching the world and halting the pandemic. Here's how Big Pharma leaders are planning to succeed.
Inside the intricate TikTok campaign that helped Surfaces' 'Sunday Best' become a global hit and the Gen Z company behind it
Business Insider spoke with the head of marketing and strategy at Flighthouse about the company's strategy for making a song trend on TikTok.
An inside look at Eaze's latest pitch deck reveals vastly scaled back ambitions from the once-soaring cannabis startup
Business Insider got a look at cannabis startup Eaze's financial projections from 2017 to 2020. The documents reveal vastly scaled back ambitions.
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A smart home startup just raised $60 million from Amazon, Fifth Wall, and Bain days after launching an app that lets residents give remote access for deliveries, guests, and self-guided tours
SmartRent provides keyless entry, smart lights, and other software for apartment units and was launched by former Invitation Homes and Starwood Waypoint executives.
A tech veteran who led her last company through a sale and skyrocketing success was recruited as CEO of $641 million search startup Algolia to scale it through 'hypergrowth'
Previously, Bernadette Nixon served as CEO of Alfresco. Now, she will lead Algolia as its new CEO as it navigates through the coronavirus pandemic.
The CEO of Nutanix says he's not 'drinking the Kool Aid of everything remote' and explains why he thinks hybrid workplace will likely be the norm
Nutanix CEO Dheeraj Pandey says shifting to a totally remote workforce is impractical, saying he thinks a hybrid approach would be more effective.
IBM is ditching a big WeWork office in NYC, revealing the risks of the popular flex-space model as the pandemic prompts Blue Chip companies to rethink real estate
WeWork had heralded IBM's lease at 88 University Place as an important shift in its business from startups to Fortune 500 firms. Now IBM is exiting.
Patagonia's CEO topped a list of LGBTQ innovators in business. She told us how meditation fuels her success, and what Buddhism has taught her about strong leadership.
Fast Company named Rose Marcario, CEO of Patagonia, the top leader on its Queer 50 list. Here's her best career advice and leadership tips.
How 23 rising star enterprise VCs got their start in venture — and what other rookie professionals can do to break into the notoriously exclusive industry
Outside of building a robust professional network, several VCs advised building out technical expertise in a specific industry within enterprise tech.
MORGAN STANLEY: Buy these 23 high-growth stocks that look poised to deliver market-beating returns over the long term
A team of Morgan Stanley equity analysts make a case for 23 stocks they "expect to grow strongly well into the future."
Robots, remote hires, and insourcing: A top UBS exec lays out how the Swiss bank is tackling the future of work
UBS's COO gives her outlook for the bank's use of robots; insourcing; remote hiring; its real-estate footprint; and business-continuity sites.
Leaked memo reveals American Airlines is offering up to a decade of free flights and frequent-flyer miles to some employees who voluntarily quit ahead of layoffs
American Airlines released new voluntary buyout offers for its management and support employees, ahead of layoffs planned for later this year.
YouTube star LaurDIY is hosting a new HBO Max series. She shared how she built her business empire from search to merch to streaming TV.
Lauren Riihimaki shared her journey on YouTube, which started during her first year of college, and how she's expanded her digital brand.
3 entrepreneurs used their unemployment benefits and severance pay to start businesses — here's how they smartly invested their cash
Katie Hotze used her severance pay to launch recipe technology startup Grocery Shopii in 2018, now at an over $4 million valuation.
Take a look at the history-making pitch deck YouTube used to secure its first $11.5 million from Sequoia Capital in 2005, and the investor memo that convinced the firm of the platform's potential
Sequoia's investment in YouTube paid off: When YouTube sold to Google in 2006, the VC firm netted nearly $500 million.
The next stimulus plan could include more checks for Americans. Here's what else DC power players want to cram into the bill — and who would benefit most.
Nancy Pelosi and House Democrats passed a $3 trillion bill including checks of up to $6,000, but Republicans disagree with its unemployment bonus.
Gilead built a $90 billion biotech colossus by treating viruses like HIV and hepatitis C. Now, the drugmaker is leading the coronavirus fight with the first effective treatment.
Gilead Sciences has spent the past three decades working on antiviral treatments for diseases like HIV, hepatitis C, and now the coronavirus.
How Dave Clark, the mastermind behind Amazon's coronavirus response, became one of the most powerful executives in America
You might not have heard of Dave Clark. But his wide-ranging responsibilities at Amazon make him one of the most influential people in corporate America.
An inside look at HBO Max's product experience and how WarnerMedia is taking a different approach than Netflix to keep viewers coming back
At launch, the HBO Max experience will be deceptively simple, but designed to be built on over time.
Eminem has joined an invite-only startup that's betting texting between celebs and fans will become a big business
The music artist Eminem joined the text-marketing app Community this week, announcing to fans that they can text him at 313-666-7440.
Stork Club's CEO raised $2.7 million in seed funding, after stumbling on a major gap in the healthcare insurance market and devising a plan to save employers millions
A total of $129 billion in maternity healthcare costs is currently hitting companies, according to Stork Club CEO Jeni Mayorskaya.
Goldman Sachs sees the coronavirus fast-forwarding the office into 'Enterprise 4.0.' Here are the 4 major themes of the future of work.
Goldman Sachs has released a 106-page report characterizing what it calls "Enterprise 4.0," the new model of work for white-collar employees.
San Francisco's housing market isn't recovering as fast as its suburbs — and it shows how remote work is already reshaping real estate
A report by Redfin found real estate in Oakland and other markets outside San Francisco is recovering quicker than real estate in the city.
A founder who sold a company to Microsoft at 15 and worked for the CIA at 19 just raised $90 million for a fast-growing startup that writes its customers a check if they lose their battles with hackers
Coalition founder Joshua Motta's past as a Microsoft "Boy Wonder" and CIA analyst at 19 prepared him to help small companies fight off hackers.
Primary care startups that have been looking to shake up how Americans go to the doctor are moving online in the midst of the pandemic.
Check out the pitch deck children's language learning startup MyBuddy.ai used to raise $1 million in funding
The online language learning market is set to be worth more than $5 billion worldwide by 2024.
There's never been a better time for banks to buy fintechs, according to a Capital One cofounder. Here's why both sides need each other more than ever.
Nigel Morris, who cofounded Capital One and spent 10 years as its president and chief operating officer, explained why the two sides need each other.
Investors are flying blind during the pandemic when it comes to valuing private shares — and it could be what finally makes unicorn profitability a must-have
Investors typically rely on company projections and disclosures to estimate valuations, but the pandemic has disrupted forecasts and delayed filings.
David Herro was the world's best international stock picker for a decade straight. He breaks down 8 stocks he bet on after the coronavirus decimated markets — and 3 he sold.
David Herro's unexpected stock picks won him acclaim in the past. After the market crash, the hunt for new opportunities had him busier than ever.
The next-gen leaders of enterprise venture capital think software is going to look much different post-pandemic. Here are their predictions for what's ahead
With more companies embracing remote work even after the crisis ends, a new class of startups will emerge to bring the office experience online.
A part-time real-estate investor quit his traditional job 5 years after snagging his first deal. He shares his no-hassle strategy that's allowed him to travel the world with his 6 kids.
"At the time, I was a real-estate newbie — I didn't really know anything," said Erik Schauman in an exclusive interview with Business Insider.
"Once companies get over the initial shock [of coronavirus] and release their budgets they need to see improvements in how they get lifetime value from customers."
Everything from food delivery services to entrepreneurship lessons for kids is launching virtually.
Trump is unleashing an executive order against social media companies, and it could trigger a legal fight they desperately want to avoid
Conservatives have claimed for years that they are being deliberately censored by social media companies — and now Trump is promising to take action.
WeWork is set to vote on adding 2 new independent board members after big investors suing SoftBank unsuccessfully tried to stop it
Two of WeWork's board members are fighting moves to install a pair of directors who they say could decide the fate of a lawsuit against SoftBank.
What went down in the tense 5 days before Trump sidelined one of his campaign's most senior officials
A top Trump adviser executed a DC-style coup by installing Bill Stepien as the new de facto campaign manager. But Brad Parscale will keep his title.
The Trump campaign's new chief of staff was arrested on campaign-finance charges in 2016 after cops busted her boyfriend for cocaine and found incriminating texts on his phone
Stephanie Alexander, the Trump campaign's new chief of staff, faced campaign-finance charges in Oklahoma in 2016. The charges have been dropped.
Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg said giving people a voice is 'extremely valuable' despite the near-term 'tension,' following a report the company ignored evidence of its polarizing effects
Facebook has historically denied that its algorithms are contributing to political polarisation and "filter bubbles."