10 things in tech you need to know today

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6 important things everyone should know about Robert Reffkin, who left a successful career at Goldman Sachs to take a chance on real estate – and is now poised to become America’s youngest Black billionaire

Robert Reffkin grew up in Berkeley, CA, with his mom, who is now a Compass agent. After graduating in two years from Columbia, he began his career on Wall Street. Reffkin took Compass public Thursday, making him one of just 8 Black billionaires in the US. Robert Reffkin may soon be the youngest Black billionaire […]

3 digital banking trends to look out for this year, according to the head of digital at Chase

Allison Beer is chief product officer and head of customer experience and digital for Chase. She says the pandemic has accelerated changes in consumers’ digital banking needs. Over the next year, Beer says, there will be increased demand for personalization, automation, and real-time payments. The last year changed all industries, including banking. Consumers have embraced […]

A startup fever is sweeping Silicon Valley

Hello, and welcome to this week’s edition of the Insider Tech newsletter, where we break down the biggest news in tech, including: I’m your host Alexei Oreskovic. Hit me up with your thoughts, tips, rants and raves at aoreskovic@businessinsider.com. Did someone forward this newsletter to you? Sign up here. Soundtrack: This week’s newsletter has been […]

More companies, including PayPal and Starbucks, are accepting bitcoin and other cryptocurrencies as payment, despite volatility warnings

Bitcoin is becoming an increasingly popular payment option among many companies. Fast-food chains, big tech firms, and leading drinks companies are embracing cryptocurrencies. Rarely does a news cycle go by without some mention of bitcoin’s growing popularity, from fans and skeptics alike. Its prices on trading exchanges tumbled around Thanksgiving last year – only to […]

533 million Facebook users’ phone numbers and personal data have been leaked online

The personal data of over 500 million Facebook users has been posted online in a low-level hacking forum. The data includes phone numbers, full names, location, email address, and biographical information. Security researchers warn that the data could be used by hackers to impersonate people and commit fraud. A user in a low level hacking […]