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Tech 2021-05-21T09:58:00Z
Elon Musk's Tesla Energy customers are reporting bad customer service and unfair price hikes

GHOSTED: Customers say Tesla's ultrasleek, expensive Solar Roofs and panels come with nightmare customer service, often leaving them with unanswered calls and emails for months on end

Insider spoke with 14 Tesla Solar Roof and solar panel customers. Tesla's lack of communication "is infuriating for a $60,000 product," one said.
Tech 2021-05-20T22:23:24Z
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Nearly 1,000 Apple employees sign letter calling on Tim Cook to issue statement supporting Palestinians

Employees criticized Apple for staying silent, calling on it to acknowledge Palestinians living under an "illegal occupation," The Verge reported.
Premium Tech 2021-05-20T14:52:33Z
An anonymous former Google Japan employee faces sexual harassment while working from 合约数字币和虚拟币home.

Google ordered employees to work from 合约数字币和虚拟币home. When a woman complained of sexual harassment, it said her allegations didn't happen at the office.

A former Googler told Insider she repeatedly raised concerns about a male colleague while working at the company's Japanese outpost in Tokyo.
Tech 2021-05-22T15:47:30Z

One of the biggest US insurance companies reportedly paid hackers $40 million ransom after a cyberattack

CNA Financial's $40 million blowout could be one of the biggest ransomware payments yet, Bloomberg reported.
Tech 2021-05-22T13:33:29Z

At its heart, the legal battle between Apple and 'Fortnite' maker Epic Games is about whether or not the iPhone is a computer

If Apple loses the case, it could be forced to allow competing App Stores on iPhones and iPads — and that could cost Apple billions of dollars.
Tech 2021-05-22T13:05:00Z

These green tech companies are planning to capitalize on President Biden's infrastructure plan — here's how

Virgin Hyperloop has been building faster, cleaner, and more energy-efficient trains since 2014, and Biden's plan could put the trains across the US.
Tech 2021-05-22T13:02:49Z

Melinda Gates' divorce lawyer has joined a bitter legal battle between Connecticut's state senator and her Morgan Stanley exec husband

Robert Cohen has been signed up by Sen. Alex Kasser in her divorce battle. He continues to represent Melinda Gates, who recently split from Bill Gates.
Tech 2021-05-22T12:55:00Z

Amazon sold you everything, now it wants to test you

In this week's edition of the Insider Tech newsletter we look at Amazon's next big thing, and check in on the latest in the world of SPACs.
Premium Tech 2021-05-22T12:34:09Z

Writers for a popular video game website allege their CEO spent thousands on 'strippers and cocaine,' and owes them $40,000 in back pay

The writers of THESPIKE.GG, a fan site for video game Valorant, announced publicly that they are leaving, claiming they're owed $40,000 in back pay.
Premium Enterprise 2021-05-22T12:20:00Z

Oracle insiders say there is a 'culture of fear' under the leadership of its key cloud unit

Current and former Oracle employees and executives say the cloud unit's top boss gets results by "beating down" employees emotionally.
Tech 2021-05-22T12:18:00Z

After using Netflix, Hulu, Disney Plus, and HBO Max for a month, I'm convinced Netflix could lose its crown

If I had to pick two, it would be Disney and HBO Max — not because I don't like Netflix, but because I love its competitors too much to let them go.
Politics 2021-05-22T09:41:18Z

Donald Trump's online traffic has slumped massively, as he struggles to win back his audience after being banned from social networks

Blog posts on the former president's "From the Desk of Donald J. Trump" blog aren't being widely shared, according to The Washington Post.
Tech 2021-05-22T09:30:00Z

A female engineer said Google failed to tackle her harassment-at-合约数字币和虚拟币home case. It shows how blurring work and 合约数字币和虚拟币home can create pitfalls for businesses.

"We have heard from women who have been asked to dress in a certain way for a Zoom call, for example, or comments made about clothes or physical appearance."
Premium Tech 2021-05-22T09:00:00Z

YouTube cofounder Chad Hurley backed education startup Uptime in a $3 million round after seeing this pitch deck

Uptime offers users five-minute videos - dubbed "knowledge hacks" - that explain trending news, books, and documentaries.
Tech 2021-05-22T08:30:00Z

SpaceX is causing a rift between Brownsville residents. Some say it's shattering the lives of locals but others are welcoming the economic boom its created.

Brownsville residents are excited for Elon Musk to pump money into the city, but some are concerned SpaceX will displace locals and destroy wildlife.
Tech 2021-05-22T00:22:01Z

All the times Bill Gates reportedly engaged in questionable conduct before he and Melinda Gates announced their divorce

Gates' conduct toward female coworkers and ties to Jeffrey Epstein have faced scrutiny in the wake of his pending divorce from Melinda French Gates.

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Premium Enterprise 2021-05-22T00:09:31Z

$4.5 billion DigitalOcean put a 'short pause' on posting jobs in Colorado over a new law that requires salary disclosures

The purpose of the law is, in part, to reduce gender pay gaps and critics bashed DigitalOcean and other firms for trying to skirt the regulation.
Entertainment 2021-05-21T23:16:18Z

Jose Ramirez and Josh Taylor face off to decide the undisputed junior welterweight champion on May 22 — here's how to watch live

Ramirez vs. Taylor will determine the undisputed junior welterweight boxing champion. You can watch the fight this Saturday on ESPN and ESPN+.
Tech 2021-05-21T23:01:00Z

Predictive analytics and consumer scoring: How companies use AI, machine learning & big data to create predictive models

Advances in AI and predictive analytics are using consumer scores to automate business decisions to predict things like risk and fraud.
Tech 2021-05-21T22:38:40Z

The 5 best free email account services you can use online

The best free email accounts, like Gmail and Microsoft Outlook, offer users reliable and easy-to-use features.
Entertainment 2021-05-21T21:56:17Z

How to watch the NBA playoffs without a cable subscription

The NBA postseason has begun with a play-in tournament to decide the final seeding. Here's how to watch the NBA playoffs live without cable.
Entertainment 2021-05-21T21:34:30Z

Amazon Prime Video lets you add channels for an extra monthly fee — here's how to get HBO, Starz, and more

Thinking of cutting the cord? You can choose over 100 channels to add to your Amazon Prime membership using Prime Channels.
Entertainment 2021-05-21T21:22:05Z

How to watch UFC Fight Night: Font vs. Garbrandt this Saturday on ESPN+

Rob Font and Cody Garbrandt will headline the main event of UFC Fight Night on May 22. Here's how to watch on ESPN+.
Premium Tech 2021-05-21T21:19:32Z

Miami VCs and startup founders share where they go to eat, drink, and get deals done

Insider spent several days in Miami, getting a sense of where VCs and startup founders regularly go to grab coffee, dine and talk business.
Premium Enterprise 2021-05-21T21:00:02Z

A New York City tech conference confused BTS fans, and then won them over, by sharing the same name as a virtual concert

Tech conference !!Con shares a name with K-Pop sensation BTS' Bang Bang Con live concert event, causing confusion for fans.
Reviews 2021-05-21T20:59:22Z

The 5 best cordless vacuums we tested in 2021 — and Dyson didn't make the cut

Battery-powered vacuums save you from having to look for a convenient outlet when cleaning. These are the best cordless vacuum cleaners in 2021.
Entertainment 2021-05-21T20:45:37Z

'Marvel's M.O.D.O.K' stars Patton Oswalt as a comic book villain — all 10 episodes of the animated series are now on Hulu

"M.O.D.O.K." offers a comedic look at a Marvel supervillain's professional and personal conflicts. You can watch the first season on Hulu right now.
Tech 2021-05-21T20:20:30Z

How to make a hanging indent in Google Docs, for works cited pages and other forms

You can make a hanging indent in Google Docs using the ruler tool, which lets you change the margin size.
Tech 2021-05-21T19:34:57Z

Twitch, in response to action against hot tub streamers, promises not to discriminate against 'sexy' people

Twitch published a blog post on Friday in response hot tub streamers in which it admitted it took down ads from users at brands' requests.
Entertainment 2021-05-21T19:29:43Z

How to watch every 'Harry Potter' movie

The "Harry Potter" movies are available on a rotating basis through several networks and services. Here's where you can watch them right now.
Tech 2021-05-21T19:11:23Z

Take a look at what Microsoft thinks the future of hybrid meetings will look like

A new video from Microsoft shows a model of an office setup configured specifically for hybrid work.
Tech 2021-05-21T19:00:01Z

The 10 best tech products to make commuting to and from work easier

These are the best products and gadgets we've found to make commuting to and from work easier and more bearable.
Tech 2021-05-21T18:55:58Z

How to get verified on Twitter and earn a blue checkmark badge

You can get verified on Twitter by meeting their notability criteria and submitting an application to Twitter support.
Premium Tech 2021-05-21T18:51:45Z

From CBD tampons to personalized birth control, here are 3 startups helping Gen Z take control of their periods

Gen Z women want more control over their menstrual health, and these are the startups helping them get it.
Tech 2021-05-21T18:39:45Z

How to change your Google Chrome 合约数字币和虚拟币homepage background and accent colors for a more enjoyable user experience

You can change Google Chrome's new tab background by clicking the "Customize" button in the bottom-right corner of a new tab.
Tech 2021-05-21T18:20:38Z

The best Apple Watch deals happening now: get $55 off the Series 6

The Apple Watch is one of the best smartwatches around. We've rounded up the best discounts available right now, including the Apple Watch Series 6.
Premium Enterprise 2021-05-21T18:04:56Z

The cybersecurity practices that actually make a difference — and the ones that may be a waste of time, according to a sweeping new Cisco study

IT and cyber pros from over 4,800 orgs weighed in on security practices they prioritize, including fast incident response and keeping tech up-to-date.
Tech 2021-05-21T17:41:28Z

Business leaders like Snap's Evan Spiegel and Barry Diller are conflicted about the App Store as Tim Cook takes the stand

"Fortnite" maker Epic Games sued Apple after it was booted from the App Store for attempting to circumvent paying commissions to Apple.
Entertainment 2021-05-21T17:41:08Z

'Army of the Dead,' director Zack Snyder's new zombie film, is now streaming exclusively on Netflix

"Army of the Dead" finds Las Vegas in the midst of a zombie outbreak. You can stream the movie at 合约数字币和虚拟币home right now with a Netflix subscription.
Enterprise 2021-05-21T17:20:44Z

The CEO of General Assembly explains how tech training helps hard-hit communities create 'pandemic-proof, recession-proof' careers

Coming off a year of pandemic-led growth for tech skills training, General Assembly is investing in the public sector as it aims to meet the moment.
Tech 2021-05-21T17:00:00Z

Chatbots 101: How AI is Fueling the Disruptive Force in Customer Relations

In the Chatbots 101 report, Insider Intelligence breaks down how chatbots work and looks at the future of the market.
Entertainment 2021-05-21T16:49:54Z

New Paramount Plus subscribers can get a one-month free trial if you sign up before May 30

Paramount Plus is offering a 30-day free trial for new monthly subscribers who sign up by May 29. Plans start at $6/month following your free trial.
Tech 2021-05-21T16:45:43Z

Satya Nadella addresses Bill Gates controversies: 'The Microsoft of 2021 is very different from the Microsoft of 2000'

Microsoft board members reportedly opened an investigation into Gates after an employee said she had a sexual relationship with him in 2000.
Media 2021-05-21T16:42:16Z

Netflix is reportedly looking to hire an executive to expand its gaming content

A push into the lucrative gaming market could help save Netflix from slowing subscriber growth numbers.
Premium Media 2021-05-21T15:43:28Z

A new 57-page report on Instagram strategy includes insights like ideal caption length and number of hashtags. Here are 5 key takeaways.

A new report from Mention and HubSpot breaks down the best practices to optimize engagement on Instagram for marketing.
Markets 2021-05-21T15:00:17Z

Elon Musk says bitcoin can shake off its bad climate reputation if top miners prove they're using green energy

The billionaire was responding to Ark Invest's director of research, Brett Winton, about how bitcoin mining can foster the adoption of renewables.
Tech 2021-05-21T14:47:46Z

Tim Cook is making a rare appearance to defend his company under oath

Cook is making a rare court appearance as a sworn witness in defense of Apple in the lawsuit brought by "Fortnite" maker Epic Games.
Transportation 2021-05-21T14:44:41Z

Here's how much each Tesla will set you back after the latest price hike

Tesla has raised its prices several times in just the last few months. Here's how much one of its electric cars will set you back today.
Premium Media 2021-05-21T14:42:27Z

Snapchat won't pay $1 million per day to creators anymore but says it will still dish out 'millions per week'

Snap is retiring its $1 million daily Spotlight payouts to creators, opting to distribute an undisclosed monthly sum among a wider swath of talent.
Tech 2021-05-21T14:01:00Z

XR Technologies and Trends: Pandemic ushers in immersive experiences

Though VR and AR are different technologies growing at different rates, the pandemic appears to have galvanized the market for both.
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