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IN-DEPTH Q&A: The cofounder of GroupMe - a text-messaging platform that sold for $85 million a year after launch - has raised $107 million for a startup that's revolutionizing how music gets made. Here are his lessons for pitching, leading, and

IN-DEPTH Q&A: THE COFOUNDER OF GROUPME - A TEXT-MESSAGING PLATFORM THAT SOLD FOR $85 MILLION A YEAR AFTER LAUNCH - HAS RAISED $107 MILLION FOR A STARTUP THAT'S REVOLUTIONIZING HOW MUSIC GETS MADE. HERE ARE HIS LESSONS FOR PITCHING, LEADING, AND

Steve Martocci is CEO of the music-creation platform Splice. He's also the cofounder of GroupMe, which was acquired by Skype in 2011...

Elon Musk was paid more in 2018 than the next 65 highest-paid CEOs combined

ELON MUSK WAS PAID MORE IN 2018 THAN THE NEXT 65 HIGHEST-PAID CEOS COMBINED

Mike Blake/Reuters According a report on CEO compensation in 2018 from The New York Times, Tesla CEO Elon Musk was paid nearly $2.3...

 
 
 
Video game lobbying group trashes proposed anti-loot box bill

VIDEO GAME LOBBYING GROUP TRASHES PROPOSED ANTI-LOOT BOX BILL

After the reveal of a loot box and microtransaction ban bill, the ESA put out an official response. The organization's CEO says the...

 
 
 
Uber's first employee and one of Travis Kalanick's last allies has left the company's board just 2 weeks after IPO

UBER'S FIRST EMPLOYEE AND ONE OF TRAVIS KALANICK'S LAST ALLIES HAS LEFT THE COMPANY'S BOARD JUST 2 WEEKS AFTER IPO

Ryan Graves, Uber employee number 1 and its former CEO, is leaving Uber's board of directors, the company said in a filing Friday. It's...

Apple Acquired Tueo Health, a Startup Developing an Asthma Monitoring App

APPLE ACQUIRED TUEO HEALTH, A STARTUP DEVELOPING AN ASTHMA MONITORING APP

Apple in 2018 acquired Tueo Health, a startup working on an app to help parents monitor asthma symptoms in sleeping children, reports...

 
 
 
The highest-paid CEOs by state

THE HIGHEST-PAID CEOS BY STATE

Here are the top paid CEOs by state for 2018, as calculated by The Associated Press and Equilar, an executive data firm.

Facebook Removed Nearly 3.2 Billion Fake Accounts In Last Six Months

FACEBOOK REMOVED NEARLY 3.2 BILLION FAKE ACCOUNTS IN LAST SIX MONTHS

Nearly all the phony accounts were caught by artificial intelligence and a boost in human monitoring. CEO Mark Zuckerberg said breaking...

 
 
 
The CEO of $111 million birth control startup Nurx told us how she's charting a new path forward after a scorching New York Times exposé

THE CEO OF $111 MILLION BIRTH CONTROL STARTUP NURX TOLD US HOW SHE'S CHARTING A NEW PATH FORWARD AFTER A SCORCHING NEW YORK TIMES EXPOSÉ

Health startup Nurx sells birth control and other prescriptions online. Last month, a searing New York Times investigation broke apart...

A former bank CEO is accused of bribing Trump campaign chair Paul Manafort with $16 million in loans in exchange for a top White House position he never received

A FORMER BANK CEO IS ACCUSED OF BRIBING TRUMP CAMPAIGN CHAIR PAUL MANAFORT WITH $16 MILLION IN LOANS IN EXCHANGE FOR A TOP WHITE HOUSE POSITION HE NEVER RECEIVED

Chicago banker Stephen Calk was charged with bribery by the US Attorney's Office in the Southern District of New York on Thursday in...

 
 
 
Bank CEO charged with trying to trade loans for Trump post

BANK CEO CHARGED WITH TRYING TO TRADE LOANS FOR TRUMP POST

A banker who prosecutors say tried to trade loans to former Trump campaign chairman Paul Manafort to get a post in the president's...

The “absolute majority” of Metro: Exodus sales were made on consoles, but THQ Nordic won't comment on EGS sales

THE “ABSOLUTE MAJORITY” OF METRO: EXODUS SALES WERE MADE ON CONSOLES, BUT THQ NORDIC WON'T COMMENT ON EGS SALES

Metro: Exodus has done well for publisher THQ Nordic, the parent company of Deep Silver. In a Q&A following THQ Nordic's latest financial...

 
 
 
An Amazon customer reportedly tried to return an item directly to Jeff Bezos during a question-and-answer session

AN AMAZON CUSTOMER REPORTEDLY TRIED TO RETURN AN ITEM DIRECTLY TO JEFF BEZOS DURING A QUESTION-AND-ANSWER SESSION

Getty/Saul Loeb Amazon CEO Jeff Bezos was asked an unusual question at the company's annual shareholders conference on Wednesday, according...

Delta CEO responds to Bernie Sanders about anti-union campaign

DELTA CEO RESPONDS TO BERNIE SANDERS ABOUT ANTI-UNION CAMPAIGN

Amid a feud between Delta Air Lines, the International Association of Machinists union and a number of U.S. senators who accused the...

 
 
 
Huawei's CEO says he admires Apple and buys his family iPhones when they are not in China

HUAWEI'S CEO SAYS HE ADMIRES APPLE AND BUYS HIS FAMILY IPHONES WHEN THEY ARE NOT IN CHINA

In an interview with Chinese state TV this week, Huawei CEO and founder Ren Zhengfei admitted to buying Apple iPhones. Ren was addressing...

Daimler CEO Zetsche hands over to successor amid tech change

DAIMLER CEO ZETSCHE HANDS OVER TO SUCCESSOR AMID TECH CHANGE

FRANKFURT, Germany - Daimler CEO Dieter Zetsche is handing off to his successor after 13 years at the helm as the company faces challenges...

 
 
 
Profits drop at Marks & Spencer

PROFITS DROP AT MARKS & SPENCER

Marks & Spencer CEO Steve Rowe has insisted there are “green shoots” in the business' transformation plans, despite the retailer reporting...

Nokia CEO sees possible long-term benefits from Huawei clampdown

NOKIA CEO SEES POSSIBLE LONG-TERM BENEFITS FROM HUAWEI CLAMPDOWN

Nokia's CEO said the company could benefit from a U.S. clampdown on Chinese rival Huawei as the race to roll out 5G services heats...

 
 
 
Twisted Metal TV Series Already In The Works At PlayStation Productions

TWISTED METAL TV SERIES ALREADY IN THE WORKS AT PLAYSTATION PRODUCTIONS

Sony's new production studio has wasted no time getting to work on adapting its games. Sony Pictures Entertainment Chairman and CEO...

Nothing Elon Musk has done has stopped the bleeding at Tesla - and things look like they're going to get worse

NOTHING ELON MUSK HAS DONE HAS STOPPED THE BLEEDING AT TESLA - AND THINGS LOOK LIKE THEY'RE GOING TO GET WORSE

During the last few months, Tesla CEO Elon Musk has shut down stores, lowered prices, had layoffs, pivoted the business, and raised...