By Tara Henley Special to the Star Fri., July 27, 2018 If you’re online these days, you likely sense that something’s wrong with the internet. You probably feel weird about how many times a day you check Facebook or Instagram, and likely a little uneasy about how annoyed or envious you feel when you do. Maybe the hostility online depresses you. Maybe you worry about the next generation, and how anxious they all seem. Maybe you’ve even considered deleting your accounts. This is exactly what Jaron Lanier, a leader in the tech world, says you should do. Right away. Lanier — a pioneer in the world of internet startups, and virtual reality in particular — has long been a critic of the Silicon Valley status quo. In this slim, highly-readable manifesto, he lays out his case against social media. And it is a devastating one. Article Continued Below In 10 simple arguments, the tech insider paints a picture of a wide-scale behaviour … [Read more...] about Tech guru says delete your social media. Now
source 20th Century Fox We are hiring a video-editing intern for Tech Insider, a publication that delivers stories to readers across digital platforms. The role includes shooting and editing videos across a range of subjects, with a focus on technology. You will be working with our tech reporter on both short and long-form videos meant for multiple mediums – YouTube, Facebook, and our website. Video interns work closely with Tech Insider’s reporters and editors to produce stories for a wide, general audience across the web and various social media platforms. Candidates should know how to edit on Adobe Premiere and how to use Adobe After Effects and Photoshop, various types of audio and digital video equipment including Canon and Sony cameras, and how to shoot awesome video with their smartphones. This internship position is at our headquarters in New York City. The internship starts in spring/summer 2018, and will run for six months. Interns are … [Read more...] about Tech Insider is hiring a video-editing intern
caption BIRTA is the newest system designed to keep up with Insider Inc.’s ever-increasing demands. source NAN728/Shutterstock A decade ago, our company built a small boat to power a blog covering the New York tech industry. To support our growth, our team of engineers worked diligently, adding onto the boat, ultimately transforming it into a ship. But, as people in our industry know, a hacked-together system works about as well as a cobbled-together ship. Picture it for a moment: a ship that has been traveling consistently at 500 knots per hour, springing leaks, with a crew frantically working in the engine room to stay a float. That’s what Business Insider’s web architecture felt like – until now. As the company, now known as Insider Inc., enters its second decade, we can now cruise the high seas on an overhauled platform far better equipped to keep up with the company’s ever-increasing demands, whether it’s shipping content to … [Read more...] about Introducing BIRTA, a new boat built to power the next decade of Insider Inc.
Steve Jobs would be concerned about the growing trend of people being obsessed with their smartphones, former Apple designer Tony Fadell said in a recent interview. Speaking to Cheddar, Fadell said Jobs would say something akin to “Hey, we need to do something about it.” Former Apple designer Tony Fadell, heralded by many as the “father of the iPod,” believes late-CEO Steve Jobs would be pleased to see his technology everywhere if he were alive, but would still look upon society’s growing tech addiction as a problem. “He’d say, ‘Hey, we need to do something about it. We didn’t see this coming 11 years ago. Let’s make something happen'” Fadell, the founder of Nest Labs and one-time head of the Google Glass project team, said in a recent interview with Cheddar. Over the past several years, psychologists and Silicon Valley insiders have expressed growing concern that consumer … [Read more...] about The ‘father of the iPod’ says tech addiction would worry Steve Jobs if he were alive today
Amazon’s unparalleled growth over the last decade has changed its hometown of Seattle. Amazon controls around 20% of prime office real estate in the city, mostly centered in downtown Seattle. It can make the area feel like it’s owned by Amazon – a feeling underscored by an uncomfortable run-in I had with Amazon security guards. It’s no secret that downtown Seattle – specifically, South Lake Union and Denny Triangle – is dominated by Amazon.With offices spread over more than 33 buildings and a Seattle workforce edging past 40,000, the area can sometimes feel like Amazon’s private city.That feeling was driven home on a recent walk through the neighborhood. About an hour into my walk, I turned the corner onto 7th Avenue where the company’s cashierless test store for employees, Amazon Go, is located.A photojournalist had set up a camera on the sidewalk to film construction … [Read more...] about The creepiest part of my walk through ‘Amazonia’ in Seattle was when the tech giant turned into Big Brother