In his first public remarks since leaving the company he co-founded, Kevin Systrom hinted at tensions with Facebook that could have hastened his exit from Instagram. But he also said “there are no hard feelings at all,” and said he would continue rooting for the company as he moves on to work on other projects. “When you leave anything there are obviously reasons for leaving,” Systrom told interviewer Lauren Goode on stage at Monday’s Wired 25 conference. “No one ever leaves a job because everything’s awesome, right? Work’s hard.” At the same time, Systrom noted that he and co-founder Mike Krieger had stayed at Instagram six years after they sold their company to Facebook for $1 billion — far longer than most entrepreneurs stay after selling their companies. Systrom and Krieger abruptly resigned from Instagram on September 24th. Their exit has been widely viewed as the end of Instagram’s pseudo-independence from its … [Read more...] about Kevin Systrom on quitting Instagram: “No one ever leaves a job because everything’s awesome”
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CNN's Jim Acosta has an affectionate name for the media outlets that promote President Trump: The "MAGA-phone."That's the "Make America Great Again" megaphone. "They by and large just echo what the president wants to hear," Acosta says.He has first-hand experience with the pro-Trump media because he's one of the top targets of criticism. Acosta, CNN's chief White House correspondent, has plenty of fans but also plenty of detractors. His critics say he's a showboat who disrespects President Trump by shouting questions and sharing his own opinions. They call him a "buffoon" and sometimes much worse.And to all that, Acosta responds: "We fill a necessary role in our democracy. The rest of the world is watching us. They don't understand how the president can call us 'fake news' and the 'enemy of the people.' And my response to all of that is, my goodness -- what -- are we supposed to sit back and do nothing? Are we supposed to not push back when we're treated in that fashion? And my sense … [Read more...] about CNN’s Jim Acosta is undaunted by critics: ‘We have a job to do’
By Claire Cain Miller Published 3:29 pm, Wednesday, May 2, 2018 Photo: Min Heo / New York Times Image 1of/1 CaptionClose Image 1 of 1 Several states and cities have ordered employers to stop asking about salary history in an effort to address the gender pay gap. (Min Heo/The New York Times) -- NO SALES; FOR EDITORIAL USE ONLY WITH NYT STORY SLUGGED SALARY-HISTORY BY MILLER FOR MAY 2, 2018. ALL OTHER USE PROHIBITED. -- less Several states and cities have ordered employers to stop asking about salary history in an effort to address the gender pay gap. (Min Heo/The New York Times) -- NO SALES; FOR EDITORIAL USE ONLY WITH NYT STORY ... more Photo: Min Heo / New York Times How a common interview question fuels the gender pay gap 1 / 1 Back to Gallery Aileen Rizo was training math teachers in the public schools in Fresno … [Read more...] about How a common interview question fuels the gender pay gap
caption Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg source Justin Sullivan/Getty Images After two days of grueling testimony to Congress by Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg one thing is clear: there’s a dark cloud hanging over Facebook right now. The company is still hiring like mad and a Facebook recruiting exec says applying for jobs now during this ‘challenging time’ will impress recruiters. Facebook is still a top-rated employer with thousands of open jobs. Interestingly recruiters aren’t as focused on hiring the thousands of new content moderators CEO Mark Zuckerberg promised. While Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg was getting publicly grilled by Congress this week, Business Insider was on the phone with Liz Wamai, Facebook’s Recruiting Director of Global Operations. Facebook has always been known as a fantastic place to work, ranking No. 1 on … [Read more...] about Now is an ‘opportune’ time to land a job at Facebook, one of the company’s top recruiters says
Mobile apps have certainly made a wide range of documents — including job applications, insurance claims and consumer surveys — easier to handle. But can they also silently add truth detection and emotion interpretation to increase the forms' accuracy and value to companies?A U.K. company that goes by the name Human is arguing it can. It pairs video captured from a mobile device (or, sometimes, a retailer's closed-circuit television camera) with analytics software that examines the subject's face and tries to determine the most likely emotions being felt at that instant. Does a job applicant pause and grimace before answering that he has never been convicted of a felony or that leaving his last job was his own idea?"Through a [phone's] video feed, we take up to 172,000 tiny points of an individual's face," said Joseph Willingham, Human's director of international strategy. A statement from the company said that its software "has the ability to read subliminal facial … [Read more...] about What do you get when you merge a lie detector, a job application and a mobile app?