BI Prime Tech 2020-02-29T17:59:11Z
Chris Urmson

The CEO of the Amazon-backed startup Aurora reveals two signs he looks for in a job candidate to tell if they're a jerk

Aurora Innovation is developing software and hardware for self-driving cars and has attracted investors like Amazon and Sequoia Capital
BI Prime Finance 2020-02-29T15:14:00Z
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Meet 6 up-and-coming financial advisers who are managing big money and navigating a cutthroat industry

We spoke with advisers at Morgan Stanley, Wells Fargo, and Merrill Lynch. Here's how they've tackled the challenge of building a client base.
BI Prime Finance 2020-02-29T14:58:00Z
Greg Johnson

Franklin Resources and Legg Mason's $4.5 billion merger is the latest in a wave of asset manager M&A — here are 4 more potential takeover targets

Asset managers that try to beat the stock market with calculated bets have struggled to grow their businesses compared to passively managed peers.
BI Prime Retail 2020-02-29T14:50:00Z

JCPenney is taking a page out of Walmart's playbook as it rolls out curbside pickup

JCPenney Style on the Go will be rolled out to 50 stores nationwide starting next week, after a pilot program tested well at its Texas concept store.
BI Prime Enterprise 2020-02-29T14:25:00Z

Wall Street thinks Zoom, Slack and these 2 other companies could see their stock prices soar as the coronavirus means more people work remotely

As more people work remotely due to concerns over coronavirus, companies like Zoom, Slack, and Dropbox could see increased usage, analysts say.
BI Prime Finance 2020-02-29T14:08:00Z

We got a look at billionaire investor Seth Klarman's super-rare book that sells for thousands. Here are the predictions he nailed, and where he missed.

The Baupost founder's book on investing called index funds a fad, but did make several prescient calls on mutual fund fees and Wall Street.
BI Prime Transportation 2020-02-29T14:06:00Z

Tesla stock declined 30% last week — that's proof that the company's legendary volatility isn't going anywhere, but it is a lot more expensive

Tesla has never been priced as high as it is now. Even after a 20% bear correction, it's still over $700.
BI Prime Finance 2020-02-29T14:05:00Z

Billionaire Citadel founder Ken Griffin explains why he modeled his firm after Goldman Sachs' analyst program — and says future leaders can't expect a 9-to-5 lifestyle and a 'great weekend'

The CEO of the $32 billion hedge fund said he is worried corporate America is not putting the same pressure on people right out of college.
BI Prime Markets 2020-02-29T13:19:00Z

An Ivy League professor who nailed the financial crisis says another 'colossal disaster' is on the way — and warns of a 50% market crash

"50% is a monster," warned Dave Collum in reference to a vicious stock-market crash he sees brewing on the horizon.
BI Prime Tech 2020-02-29T12:30:00Z

DoorDash's food deliveries earned it a $13 billion valuation, but experts say its IPO plans amid market turmoil and a virus outbreak are a recipe for disaster

DoorDash looks a lot like the other jumbo-sized, money-losing startups that have fared poorly on the markets. And now it faces a market in turmoil.
BI Prime Strategy 2020-02-28T20:00:00Z

3 marketing secrets from America's first self-made female millionaire, who built a beauty empire from scratch 100 years before Kylie Jenner

Before Kylie Jenner, there was Madam CJ Walker. A descendant tells us her business secrets and why she'd be an Instagram girl if she were alive today.
BI Prime Retail 2020-02-28T19:58:00Z

Sneakerheads can now use a new AI device to identify fake pairs of Nike and Adidas sneakers in seconds. Here's how it works.

One of the biggest problems in the sneaker resale market may now be more manageable. Here's a new technology that uses AI to fight counterfeits.
BI Prime Finance 2020-02-28T18:36:00Z

One of the most powerful women in finance explains why sponsorships, not mentorships, are the best way to help people succeed

Bridgewater co-CEO Eileen Murray is one of the most powerful women in finance, and is leaving Ray Dalio's $160 billion hedge fund next month.
BI Prime Finance 2020-02-28T18:33:00Z

Here's how 2 founders are using their gaming background to disrupt the notoriously old-school industry of construction

While gaming doesn't seem like the natural birthplace for construction tech, that was the genesis of software startup Fieldwire.
BI Prime Enterprise 2020-02-28T18:29:52Z

The remarkable lawsuit pitting Oracle against its own board members now suggests Larry Ellison should give back $1.6 billion for the 2016 NetSuite acquisition

An unprecedented lawsuit is still in the works, in which a shareholder was authorized by Oracle's board to sue its Oracle's board members, including Larry Ellison.
BI Prime Finance 2020-02-28T18:29:00Z

Google Cloud opens new 'Silicon Slopes' facility to help it chip away at Microsoft and Amazon's cloud dominance

As it adds regional facilities, Google Cloud hopes to grow its customer base, competing with larger players in the field like Amazon Web Services and Microsoft Azure.
BI Prime Finance 2020-02-28T16:56:18Z

Citadel, BlackRock, and D1 Capital are racking up hundreds of millions in gains as coronavirus fears tank airlines, cruises, and movie-theater stocks

Some of the biggest money managers in the world have been able to make money off the coronavirus selloff, thanks to short bets.
BI Prime Finance 2020-02-28T16:43:00Z

Industry Insiders reveal the 5 companies they think JPMorgan could try and buy after Jamie Dimon said the bank would be 'much more aggressive' on M&A

A wave of deal-making is washing over the brokerage and wealth management industries. JPMorgan told investors they were considering jumping in.
BI Prime Strategy 2020-02-28T16:31:00Z

How first-time founders can partner with Instagram influencers for under $50K, bring in 200,000 followers, and get a slice of the app's $10 billion shopping revenue

An influencer expert and founders who built successful brands on Instagram gave us 5 key tips for boosting follower count and sales.
BI Prime Transportation 2020-02-28T16:29:00Z

The cofounder and CTO of the $20 billion self-driving car company Cruise just ran 7 marathons on 7 continents. Here's exactly how he did it.

He credits his plant-based diet with aiding his recovery in the record-setting effort, and he designed software to optimize his route.
BI Prime Tech 2020-02-28T16:00:08Z
BI Prime Finance 2020-02-28T15:51:00Z

A culture clash is holding private equity back from using data to do deals — here's how firms can overcome the human roadblock

Private equity has been slow to adopt data analysis and we're years away from analytics being a selling point, execs said at SuperReturn in Berlin.
BI Prime Science 2020-02-28T15:46:00Z

Cannabis company Acreage just cut 40 jobs following a strategic review, and it's the latest sign of a tough environment for cannabis sellers

"We notified a number of our colleagues across our organization that their employment has been eliminated as of today," a top exec said in a memo.
BI Prime Strategy 2020-02-28T15:41:00Z

10 countries that show just how behind the US is in paid parental leave for new mothers and fathers

The US and Papua New Guinea are the only countries left in the world that still don't guarantee paid maternity leave.
BI Prime Strategy 2020-02-28T15:36:00Z

34 things you should remove from your résumé immediately

If you want to make it past the initial test, you need to have some solid qualifications — and the perfect résumé to highlight them.
BI Prime Sustainability 2020-02-28T15:15:00Z

Sunrun crushed Tesla in solar installations last year. A top executive reveals a key piece of the $2.2 billion company's strategy to widen its lead.

Sunrun's Audrey Lee reveals how the company positioned itself to become the nation's leading rooftop solar company, besting Tesla and other rivals.
BI Prime Strategy 2020-02-28T14:53:00Z

A top exec at $7 billion UiPath warns that the turbulence at SoftBank-funded AI startups could scare investors away from the once-hyped market

The market for AI startups may soon contract, if the layoffs at startups like robotic pizza-maker Zume are any indication.
BI Prime Strategy 2020-02-28T14:49:00Z
BI Prime Tech 2020-02-28T14:20:48Z

Ninja, the world's most popular gamer, makes millions each year from streaming — here's the equipment he recommends

Tyler "Ninja" Blevins makes millions streaming video games like "Fortnite." Here's the equipment he recommends, according to his book.
BI Prime Strategy 2020-02-28T14:19:00Z

6 books on success that employees at cannabis recruitment giant Vangst say you should read to get ahead in the $85 billion industry

Reading can boost your performance at work. Vangst CEO Karson Humiston said employees who read about personal development outperform those who don't.
BI Prime Tech 2020-02-28T14:14:48Z

How fintech Uncapped is disrupting venture capital by lending to fellow startups at a flat 6% fee

Unlike most debt, the financing is iterated quickly into a company's finances and accounting platforms, payments are made in accordance with revenue.
BI Prime Media 2020-02-28T14:03:32Z

How movie theaters are approaching subscription plans after the death of MoviePass, and 7 services battling for US market share

After the fall of MoviePass, movie-ticket subscription plans are growing in the US. Here are details on seven unique plans.
BI Prime BI Prime 2020-02-28T14:00:00Z

Amazon is breeding a new crop of marketing startups, and investors are buying in

Funding for adtech and digital media companies is getting scarcer — except for tech firms capitalizing on the rise of Amazon.
BI Prime Strategy 2020-02-28T13:30:00Z

10 US states where black entrepreneurs have the best chance of establishing successful businesses and getting the resources they need to succeed

There are 2.6 million black-owned businesses in the US, yet black founders receive just 1% of venture capital.
BI Prime Markets 2020-02-28T13:09:00Z

Don't get scammed: An investment chief overseeing $1.2 billion shares 3 ways to avoid financial fraud and a 'lottery ticket mentality' that can cost millions

"I think a bull market is one of the times where this stuff flourishes almost more than any other," said Ben Carlson.
BI Prime Enterprise 2020-02-28T13:00:00Z

Avaya once filed for bankruptcy. Now it's making a comeback by investing in cloud and partnering with Google and Microsoft.

Avaya is making a turnaround with a four step strategy and partnerships with giants like Google Cloud, Microsoft, Salesforce, and RingCentral.
BI Prime Tech 2020-02-28T13:00:00Z

We talked to 2 early investors in Credit Karma, which just sold for $7 billion, on why they took a risky bet during the worst financial crisis of the century and how it's paid off

Credit Karma's early investors reveal why they bet on the financial-services startup during the worst economic disaster since the Great Depression.
BI Prime Retail 2020-02-28T12:52:03Z

Nike and Sephora have figured out how to use Instagram Checkout and Facebook Messenger to directly boost sales. A Facebook exec explains how

Instagram Checkout is expanding from its pilot phase, Facebook's industry manager of retail Robert Petrausch announced in a keynote panel.
BI Prime Finance 2020-02-28T12:15:00Z

We identified the 20 most powerful people in Bank of America's equities division. Here's our exclusive org chart.

Tom Montag's top dog in equities is Fabrizio Gallo, a long-tenured executive who holds sway over the division.
BI Prime Tech 2020-02-28T12:00:00Z

A partner at Silicon Valley's most important startup mentorship program explains how founders can impress investors and nail their Series A pitch

YC partner Aaron Harris spoke about the institute's new 70-page guide, its biggest takeaways, and the most common mistakes that founders make.
BI Prime Tech 2020-02-28T10:10:32Z
BI Prime Transportation 2020-02-27T21:09:00Z

Experts say coronavirus is already having ‘disastrous’ effects on global supply chains — and UBS estimates UPS and FedEx will have 70% lower revenue from Asia this month

Thanks to coronvirus, one expert is sounding the alarm on "short-term economic calamity rivaling the 2008-2009 Great Recession."
BI Prime Finance 2020-02-27T20:50:00Z

Here are the 30 most powerful people in Bank of America's $8 billion bond-trading division, which has had 2 leadership shakeups in 2020

COO Tom Montag oversees one of the most formidable FICC divisions on Wall Street. Here are his top executives and lieutenants.
BI Prime Tech 2020-02-27T20:21:31Z

The company behind 'Fortnite' is skipping the biggest video game developer conference of the year because of the coronavirus outbreak

One of the most important companies in gaming is skipping the biggest video game industry conference because of coronavirus fears.
BI Prime Enterprise 2020-02-27T20:01:03Z

Microsoft analysts refuse to flinch after the company's surprise coronavirus sales miss, but investors don't seem so brave

The consensus among Wall Street analysts: All is well as long as the company's cloud business is performing.
BI Prime Science 2020-02-27T19:59:00Z

How the buzzy biotech upstart Moderna sped past Big Pharma to develop the first potential coronavirus vaccine in just 42 days

The virus that causes COVID-19 is spreading rapidly. The death toll has surpassed 2,800 people with more than 82,000 infected.
BI Prime Strategy 2020-02-27T19:37:00Z

Google, Apple, and Uber are always looking for staff. Here's an exclusive list of the top 10 recruitment firms they use.

Staffing Industry Analysts' 2019 report on the largest US staffing firms by revenue listed Allegis Group, Randstad Holding, Adecco, and Robert Half.
BI Prime Strategy 2020-02-27T19:29:00Z

There are 2 types of purpose, according to a Harvard professor — but only one of them boosts company productivity. Here's the question every manager should be asking to focus on the right kind of purpose.

HBS professor Rebecca Henderson said the data showed a major output gap between the top 10% of productive companies and the rest. The reason is purpose.
BI Prime Media 2020-02-27T19:27:01Z

Fitness influencer Alex Toussaint started out mopping floors at Flywheel. Now he has 105,000 Instagram followers and a partnership with LeBron James' company.

Fitness influencer Alex Toussaint has 105,000 Instagram followers, a starring role at Peloton, and a partnership with LeBron James' company.
BI Prime Executive Lifestyle 2020-02-27T19:10:00Z

There are zero black women leading Fortune 500 companies right now. Here's how company culture can be sculpted to change that.

3 black female entrepreneurs say companies don't get what inclusion means, and that is hurting their efforts at diversity.
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