Bumble CEO: Launching in India to Further Empower Women
Bumble CEO: Launching in India to Further Empower Women

Bumble is launching in Inda with the help of its new investor and brand ambassador actress Priyanka Chopra. The CEO of Bumble, Whitney Wolfe, said in an interview that they have made several changes in an effort to empower women and to make them feel more comfortable using the app in India.

Box CEO Sees the Underlying Value of Box Increasing Because of IBM-Red Hat Deal
Box CEO Sees the Underlying Value of Box Increasing Because of IBM-Red Hat Deal

Box CEO Aaron Levie says that the IBM-Red Hat Deal showed what the underlying value of incumbent technology companies like Salesforce, ServiceNow, and “hopefully Box” is potentially worth.

Analyst: Can You Have a Healthy Apple if iPhone Sales Decline Going Forward?
Analyst: Can You Have a Healthy Apple if iPhone Sales Decline Going Forward?

Analyst Toni Sacconaghi at Bernstein says, “The issue is all about if units are weak on iPhone what is that saying about the sustainability and health of that business and the sustainability and health of the growth of the installed base?

Facebook Showing Huge Monetization Potential for Non-News Feed Apps
Facebook Showing Huge Monetization Potential for Non-News Feed Apps

According to Rich Greenfield, media and technology analyst at BTIG, Facebooks is starting to show huge monetization potential for apps that are not the news feed. “The reality is that as you look out more broadly over the next few years Facebook has got a lot of different initiatives that are at the very early stages of monetization,” Greenfield said.

IBM CEO: Red Hat Purchase is About Resetting the Cloud Landscape
IBM CEO: Red Hat Purchase is About Resetting the Cloud Landscape

IBM’s $33 billion all-cash deal for Red Hat is expected to literally reset the cloud landscape says IBM CEO Ginni Rometty. “This now changes the cloud battle to open, which is what we both are together, to proprietary. This allows them to move mission-critical work safely and securely,” said Rometty.

Larry Ellison: Amazon uses Oracle, not Amazon to Run Their Business... Because AWS is Not Good Enough
Larry Ellison: Amazon uses Oracle, not Amazon to Run Their Business… Because AWS is Not Good Enough

Oracle co-founder Larry Ellison says that Amazon does not even use their own database to run their business. “Amazon runs their entire business on top of Oracle, on top of the Oracle Database,” Ellison said.

SiriusXM CEO Jim Meyer: Audio is Thriving Like Never Before
SiriusXM CEO Jim Meyer: Audio is Thriving Like Never Before

In the earning call SiriusXM CEO Jim Meyer talked about adding 300,000 net new self-pay subs in the third quarter, Amazon partnership, Pandora Acquisition, Connected Vehicle initiatives paying off, and how it’s going with Automatic Labs, which they acquired last year.

Apple CEO: Our Own Information is Being Weaponized Against Us (Full Text of Speech + Video)
Apple CEO: Our Own Information is Being Weaponized Against Us (Full Text of Speech + Video)

Apple CEO Tim Cook spoke at 2018 International Conference of Data Protection and Privacy Commissioners in Brussels last night and gave a bold and possibly controversial privacy speech. Cook directly challenged Facebook, and tech companies in general, to change their perspective on privacy.

Kara Swisher on Tech: A Lot of Their Inventions Are Very Damaging to Society
Kara Swisher on Tech: A Lot of Their Inventions Are Very Damaging to Society

Should tech companies be hiring Chief Ethics Officers in order to get better at self-examination? That’s the question posed by Kara Swisher, internet pioneer and Recode editor at large, in a New York Times column today.

Hilton CEO: We’re Not Gonna Have Robots Cleaning Rooms Anytime Soon
Hilton CEO: We’re Not Gonna Have Robots Cleaning Rooms Anytime Soon

Christopher Nassetta, President & CEO, Hilton & Chairman, recently discusses Hilton’s technological innovation and it’s innovating and pioneering spirit at the Africa Hotel Investment Forum.