From a hush-hush Apple meeting to mysterious executive departures, 9 of the most important tech stories Business Insider reported in 2018 Apple CEO Tim Cook. Getty
From massive, multibillion dollar acquisitions to boardroom shake-ups and disturbing scandals, the tech industry had an eventful 2018.
Business Insider's team of tech journalists were first to report some of the most important developments, from the
surprise departure of Google Cloud CEO Diane Greene to the internal turmoil at AR pioneer Magic Leap to the problems leading up to Uber's fatal autonomous car crash.
As the tech world move ahead into 2019, we decided to distill the year's catalog of exclusive stories and investigations into a list of the nine most important. Check out the list below for some of great reads you may have missed, or to refresh your perspective and challenge your assumptions as you prepare for the new year in tech.
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here. The inside story of Travis Kalanick's downfall at Uber
The inside story of Travis Kalanick's downfall at Uber
A lot of stories have been written about the internal turmoil at Uber that led to the ousting of CEO Travis Kalanick.
BI Chief Tech Correspondent Julie Bort wrote the definitive account, speaking to dozens of people over six months, and unearthing important new new details, revelations and behind-the-scenes events that set in motion a boardroom coup that's sure to be analyzed by business school professors for years to come. Read the full story here » Instagram's new TV service recommended graphic videos that appeared to depict child exploitation
Instagram's new TV service recommended graphic videos that appeared to depict child exploitation
When Instagram launched a video-streaming service called IGTV in June, the launch was hailed as a move to encroach into YouTube's business. But as
Business Insider's Isobel Asher Hamilton discovered in an investigation, Instagram's new TV service was recommending a crop of graphic and disturbing videos, whose content appeared to include child exploitation and genital mutilation.
Instagram removed the videos after being contacted by Business Insider and Britain's National Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Children reported the videos to the police.
Read the full story here » Leaked Andreessen Horowitz data reveals how much Silicon Valley startup execs really get paid
Leaked Andreessen Horowitz data reveals how much Silicon Valley startup execs really get paid
How much do engineers, designers and other techies working at startups make?
VC firm Andreessen Horowitz conducts an annual survey to get a sense of Silicon Valley salaries, and
Business Insider's Rob Price got ahold of the results. The interactive graph that BI created, based on the data, has quickly become a must-have resource in the competitive world of tech. Read the full story here » The story of the mysterious exit of a $2 billion tech startup's CEO
The story of the mysterious exit of a $2 billion tech startup's CEO
Kirk Krappe, the longtime CEO of $1.86 billion startup Apttus, left the company in July 2018 with little fanfare. Two months Apttus was acquired by a private-equity firm.
As Business Insider's Becky Peterson discovered during an investigation into the events, the CEO's abrupt departure followed a string of problematic incidents at the company, including a claim of sexual assault at a company retreat and a corporate culture rife with dysfunction. Read the full story here »