Silicon Valley startup uBiome raised $105 million on the promise of exploring a ‘forgotten organ.’ After an FBI raid, ex-employees say it cut corners in its quest for growth.

Silicon Valley startup uBiome raised $105 million on the promise of exploring a ‘forgotten...

The Silicon Valley healthcare startup uBiome is in hot water over its reportedly questionable billing practices, but insiders say problems at the company extend beyond issues tied to insurance claims. After an FBI raid last month and reports of an investigation into how the startup charges customers for some of its tests, uBiome suspended sales…
‘That would look like 70% of traffic is gone’: Here are the winners and losers of Google’s plans to add privacy tools to Chrome

‘That would look like 70% of traffic is gone’: Here are the winners and...

Google's decision to add more privacy tools to its Chrome browser while cutting back on cookie-based ad targeting is sending ripples through the ad-tech world. On Tuesday, Google announced that it would let consumers block and choose how advertisers use third-party cookies to target them with ads. Google didn't say when these tools would be…
How Emirates makes 225,000 region-specific meals a day for its passengers

How Emirates makes 225,000 region-specific meals a day for its passengers

Following is a transcript of the video. Narrator: Here in Dubai, Emirates Flight Catering makes 110 million in-flight meals a year. As the world's largest catering facility, they run 24-7, cooking up every snack, dessert, and main dish eaten by the airline's 55 million passengers a year. And these travelers eat a lot. In 2018,…
Employees at NPM, a startup that provides a crucial service for 11 million software developers, have signed an open letter demanding better working conditions

Employees at NPM, a startup that provides a crucial service for 11 million software...

More than a dozen employees at NPM, a startup that provides crucial services for some 11 million software developers, have signed an open letter calling on management to improve working conditions at the company, Business Insider has learned. The letter, signed by 17 NPM employees, blames the company's leadership for undermining morale at the small,…
Amazon reveals it was a target of ‘extensive’ fraud impacting seller accounts

Amazon reveals it was a target of ‘extensive’ fraud impacting seller accounts

Amazon was the target of an "extensive" fraud last year, the company revealed in a filing with a UK regulatory board in November. The filing was newly unearthed by Bloomberg on Wednesday. Money intended for loans to be sent from Amazon to third-party sellers and businesses — likely hundreds of thousands of dollars' worth —…
Uber is reportedly set to price its IPO at the midpoint of its target or below, giving it a valuation of as much as $86 billion

Uber is reportedly set to price its IPO at the midpoint of its target...

Reuters Uber is set to price its initial public offering at the midpoint of its target range or below, according to a Wednesday report from The Wall Street Journal that comes prior to the ride-hailing giant's expected Thursday pricing and Friday stock-market debut. If Uber's stock were to price at the midpoint of its expected…
The tech head at $1.7 trillion investment firm Pimco told us how a new tool is turning every employee into a data scientist

The tech head at $1.7 trillion investment firm Pimco told us how a new...

PIMCO has plenty of data scientists - but now, the $1.7 trillion investment firm wants every employee to be one. Chief technology officer Dirk Manelski told Business Insider in a recent interview that the firm is building a data science platform for all employees to use. While the firm has been integrating data science for…
Trump just invoked executive privilege over the entire Mueller report and any other subpoenaed materials related to the Russia probe

Trump just invoked executive privilege over the entire Mueller report and any other subpoenaed...

President Donald Trump on Wednesday asserted executive privilege over the entirety of the special counsel Robert Mueller's final report in the Russia investigation, as well as its underlying evidence. The president also invoked privilege over any other materials related to the Russia probe that have been subpoenaed by Congress so far. "This protective assertion of…
25 last-minute Mother’s Day gifts that are still thoughtful and unique

25 last-minute Mother’s Day gifts that are still thoughtful and unique

Insider Pickswrites about products and services to help you navigate when shopping online. Insider, Inc. receives a commission from our affiliate partners when you buy through our links, but our reporting and recommendations are always independent and objective. Send beautiful bouquets on a regular basis at the rate of your choosing — weekly, every two…
Trump’s tax records show his businesses lost so much money over a decade, he didn’t have to pay income taxes for 8 of those ten years

Trump’s tax records show his businesses lost so much money over a decade, he...

President Donald Trump's tax information covering the years 1985 to 1994 show a business empire nearly in ruin, so much so that his negative adjusted gross income allowed him not to pay any income tax for eight of those years, according to The New York Times. The tax information, first reported by The Times on…

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