SoftBank commits $100 million to invest in companies led by black Americans and people of color: 'We need to do better'
The startup world is overwhelmingly white — just 1% of venture-backed American startups are led by black people.
Google lured Abdul Razack from SAP and Andi Gutmans from Amazon Web a彩平台 to bolster its cloud business.
How $7.8 billion Juniper Networks is preparing for the death of the trade show: 'We're just never gonna get back to where we were'
Juniper, ThermoFisher, and Siemens tap Kaon's platform to demo products. "We've pivoted pretty dramatically to all-digital and all-virtual tactics."
$46 billion Atlassian just launched 12 new DevOps features to help developer teams better focus on writing code and collaborate, especially as more teams work remotely
Atlassian added new DevOps features to its cloud products Jira, Bitbucket, Opsgenie, and more. The goal: Help developers spend more time writing code.
Foreign actors and extremist groups are using disinformation on Twitter and other social networks to further inflame the protests across America, experts say
Experts say disinformation campaigns on social media seek to further inflame unrest across the nation after the death of George Floyd.
How logistics startup Beacon won backing from US tech billionaires Jeff Bezos, Eric Schmidt, and Travis Kalanick to disrupt a $140 billion industry
Founder and CEO Fraser Robinson told us how he brought on some of the biggest names in tech.
Microsoft CEO Satya Nadella addresses the protests across the US in an employee town hall: 'My ask to each of you is to come together'
Satya Nadella asked employees to have empathy and advocate for diverse voices as many in US cities protest police brutality and systemic racism.
A former director of $2.75 billion GitLab is now heading up the influential foundation that's a彩平台 to Kubernetes, the widely-used cloud computing project started at Google
Priyanka Sharma, who was GitLab's director of technical evangelism, will now head Cloud Native Computing Foundation, which is a彩平台 to Kubernetes.
Ryan Roslansky is LinkedIn's new leader as of Monday. Here are 30 power players and rising stars who will help grow the company in its next phase.
Google CEO Sundar Pichai responds to protests in memo to employees: 'In times such as these, we may feel like we're moving backwards'
In an internal email on Friday, Google CEO Sundar Pichai professed both grief and optimism — but did not call for any hard government policy changes.
An attorney who's represented 100 Russian hackers says they're often not shadowy criminal masterminds, but frustrated middle-class techies without options: 'You have to understand, there is desperation in Russia'
Arkady Bukh, a Soviet-born defense attorney, has made a career out of defending Russian hackers, a group he may understand better than anyone.
Microsoft's 'trailblazing' plan to solve climate change will create a lucrative new market, Morgan Stanley says
Microsoft has a fleshed-out plan to stop contributing to the earth's climate crises. It will be good for the planet and good for business.
The Stack Overflow Developer Survey asked developers about the programming languages they like working with. Here's what their favorite languages are.
'The year of the customer, rather than the year of the prospect': Here are the three product areas that analysts think will drive Salesforce's growth this year
Analysts say Salesforce's 17% growth will come from demand for products that help companies stay connected to existing customers.
Here are the top companies helping businesses make sure the computer networks are secure and reliable, according to IT professionals
Network traffic analysis technologies help businesses monitor and flag threats to their computer networks. Here the top companies in this industry.
Microsoft asks staff each year if they think their compensation is competitive. Leaked poll results show a declining share say yes.
Only 55 percent of employees said compensation is competitive in an internal annual poll reviewed by Business Insider. That number has declined.
Here's the full text of the executive order released signed by President Trump that seeks "transparency and accountability from online platforms."
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.
Cisco is buying 400-employee startup ThousandEyes, which launched by using thrown-away computer servers and an unusual source of seed money
ThousandEyes is an unusual success story as its founders launched with almost no money, and investors came after them, not the other way around.
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 said Microsoft had a monthslong 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-a彩平台 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's website appeared to be down, on both desktop and mobile, in many parts of the US on Thursday afternoon.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
THE CONNECTIVITY B2B ECOSYSTEM: How 5G and next-gen networks are transforming the role telecoms play in enterprise partnerships
Business Insider Intelligence unpacks the enterprise telecommunications ecosystem at the cusp of the 5G era.
Salesforce is teaming up with Workday on its new tools for reopening businesses safely, as it increasingly invests in an entirely new business
Salesforce is expanding its resources to help organizations reopen safely via new integrations with Workday's employee management tools.
Sensor startup Density is posting record sales and landing Fortune 500 deals as it shifts to helping companies get staff back to work safely
Density, a people-counting startup, is helping big companies address social distancing in a way that respects privacy.
The tech pioneer who sold BEA Systems to Oracle for $8.5 billion in a hostile takeover battle just launched a venture fund for startups in the post-COVID-19 world
Former BEA Systems CEO and cofounder Alfred Chuang is back, as cofounder of a new venture capital fund that will back startups in the COVID era.
Pay for top engineers is immune from cuts at startups that fear losing them and would rather slash executive salaries to reduce costs
An analysis of late-stage tech companies from Thomvest Ventures found that many were in favor of slashing executives' salaries to avoid layoffs.
This week in Trending, we look at the latest round of problems involving social media companies as well as the debate over the Silicon Valley exodus.
Cows were causing mysterious Google outages, according to a funny story shared by the company's data center engineering mastermind Urs Hölzle
Hölzle shared the story in a series of tweets of a series of small outages that baffled Google engineers until they discovered the culprits.
The CEO of Slack says that Microsoft is 'unhealthily preoccupied' with 'killing' the company because it threatens email
Slack CEO Stewart Butterfield told The Verge that Microsoft sees the app as a threat to email and the Office 365 suite.
Japanese tech giant NTT is making a $230 million bet on upending healthcare with 'digital twins,' an exact virtual replica of a person that can be used with AI to explore new treatments without risking the patient
NTT is creating digital replicas of people that AI can "examine, diagnose and treat as a roadmap to caring for a human."
Among other steps, companies are rushing to hire tech talent as the world pivots to digital at an unprecedented pace.
Brex and Zendesk crunched their customer data and created a presentation to help startups jolted by crashing sales. Here's what they learned.
Customer revenue is more important than ever for startups that need to reduce costs and extend their runway.
Why the CEO of $160 billion Citizens Bank is turning to digital in a bid to compete against industry titans like JPMorgan Chase and Bank of America
Citizens Bank delayed the release of a new, mobile-first application in February amid surging demand for online services due to the coronavirus.
These developers run a website to buck the myth of the '10x engineer' who is a brilliant jerk and promote a healthy work-life balance in tech
These two developers maintain the open source project '1x Engineer' to dispel 'toxic' ideas in tech about how who succeeds in tech.
Buddy systems and 24-hour coffee breaks: How companies like Slack, Zoom, and Box are hiring and training new employees during the pandemic
Enterprise technology companies that are still hiring like Box, Slack, and Okta have changed how they interview and onboard new recruits. Here's how:
As Facebook, Twitter and others say OK to permanent remote work, these 6 startups building tools to work outside the office are Silicon Valley's new darlings
Business Insider rounded up startups whose valuations have soared amid the downturn, anointing some as Silicon Valley's latest unicorns.
The coronavirus crisis is force-feeding 2 big changes into the stodgy enterprise software market. Here's why some startups are already benefiting.
Interest in cloud computing is surging, thanks to the coronavirus crisis, said Sapphire Ventures Jai Das. So too is a new pricing model.
Microsoft's acquisition of RPA firm Softomotive prompts sector leaders including UiPath and Automation Anywhere to brace for war
After Microsoft announced it would purchase robotic process automation firm Softomotive, UiPath said it would be hiring for 100 new R&D positions.
Here's how note-taking app Evernote, once a high-flying unicorn startup, is 'going back to basics' by completely rebuilding its app to win back the skeptical users it lost
Users had complained about how Evernote's glitches and how it worked differently on iOS and Android. Evernote CEO Ian Small wants to change all that.
The chief people officer of Cisco explains how her political activism informs her leadership at the $190 billion tech giant — from reassuring workers at acquired companies to navigating through the pandemic
Fran Katsoudas, Cisco's chief people officer, is a strong advocate for an inclusive corporate culture where "every voice is heard."
Microsoft just revealed its first industry-specific cloud for healthcare and recent hires hint which industries could be next
Microsoft hired the face of its healthcare cloud a few months before it hired two other executives with industry-specific expertise.
IBM is cutting 'several thousand' jobs, a month after new CEO Arvind Krishna withdrew its financial outlook
IBM is laying off "several thousand" employees, joining other tech giants that have slashed jobs amid the crisis.