‘It was probably the worst sales pitch they’d ever heard’: The CEO of multibillion-dollar Pinterest made a major mistake pitching investors in the early days

Image sharing site Pinterest was founded right after the financial crisis, which made it difficult to fund.  When pitching to investors, Pinterest cofounder and CEO Ben Silbermann wouldn’t over-promise what the company could do.  After going through several pitch meetings with venture capitalists, Silbermann learned that he needed to do more to sell investors on […]

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Elon Musk is making a ‘radical change’ to SpaceX’s monster Mars rocket — and renamed its parts ‘Starship’ and ‘Super Heavy’

Elon Musk, the founder of SpaceX, said a “radical change” is coming to the design of the company’s reusable Big Falcon Rocket (BFR) for deep-space travel. On Monday, Musk released new details about the BFR redesign and renamed the system’s two main parts to “Starship” and “Super Heavy.” SpaceX‘s current workhorse rocket, Falcon 9, will […]

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Jeff Bezos just named his newest ‘shadow,’ a technical adviser who will follow the billionaire CEO to every one of his meetings (AMZN)

Amazon CEO Jeff Bezos has named Wei Gao as his new technical adviser, according to a CNBC report. It’s a coveted position also known as the CEO’s “shadow.” A shadow, like the name implies, follows Bezos around, attending all of his meetings and traveling with the CEO. Bezos borrowed the idea for the position from management […]

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Ukraine detects new Pterodo backdoor malware, warns of Russian cyberattack

Enlarge (credit: Mira Mechtley ) The Computer Emergency Response Team of Ukraine (CERT-UA) and the Foreign Intelligence Service of Ukraine have detected a new strain of the Pterodo Windows backdoor targeting computers at Ukrainian government agencies, leading officials in Kiev to warn of a pending large-scale cyber attack. In an alert posted to the organization’s website, a CERT-UA […]

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The best smartphone camera in the world has a crippling bug, Pixel 3 users are reporting (GOOG, GOOGL)

A bug in Google’s Pixel 3 smartphones is causing the camera to become completely unresponsive, some users have reported.  Restarting or factory-resetting the device doesn’t seem to fix the issue. Google Support and Pixel Community Managers have confirmed that Google is aware of the issue and that a fix is in development. There’s no official acknowledgement […]

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