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Manali, the hill queen of North has a special place in the mind of the tourists not only from India but from abroad also.Not only the tourists but also the professionals from various sectors visit this route frequently.But as safety is becoming the major issue during the COVID -19 pandemic we have to keep ourselves safe from this situation.We need a quality travel experience, we have to maintain our comfort zone, must be pocket friendly, the security of our lives, and the last but not the least the affordability.Safety:Being trapped in the Corona situation what will be our utmost requirement is our safety.Technology: Nowadays it is very easy to book a cab from your smartphone only by installing the app.It is not only secured but tech-friendly also.
The Global Coated Glass market research report provides an insightful analysis of the current market, along with a futuristic perspective on the growth of the market.The aim of this report is to provide beneficial information to clients, market players, and stakeholders and assist them in making fruitful business decisions according to the information provided.The report offers valuable insights into the market size, market share, revenue, sales volume, and CAGR.The information offered by the report gives an idea about the scope, potential, and profitability of the market.The recent COVID-19 pandemic has drastically changed the dynamics of the market and resulted in an economic slowdown.The report also consists of the present and future impact of COVID-19 on the market.Get a sample of the report @ Companies operating in the Global Coated Glass Market:Guardian Industries, Saint-Gobain, PPG, Sisecam Group, Glaze-Tech Industries, Schott AG.Other organizations include Euroglas, Abrisa Technologies, and Pilkington Group.The Global Coated Glass Market is witnessing a tremendous growth owing to the rapidly rising demands, a surge in industrialization, consumer awareness, emerging industries, and technological advancements.
Photo by Christopher Polk / NBC / NBCU Photo Bank via Getty Images A new analysis by Bloomberg finds that the net worth of Apple CEO Tim Cook has passed the $1 billion mark, officially making him a billionaire. It’s certainly an impressive number, but assuming it’s just over $1 billion, he’s got a long way to go before he catches up to the other CEOs on the Bloomberg Billionaires list. Jeff Bezos, CEO of Amazon, tops the list at $187 billion, followed by former Microsoft CEO Bill Gates at $121 billion, and Mark Zuckerberg of Facebook at $102 billion. Tesla CEO Elon Musk is only No. 10 on the list, but even he is well ahead of Cook at $68.7 billion. Yes, these are obscene amounts of money, and it’s difficult to comprehend how wealthy Bezos is (especially during a pandemic with a 10 percent unemployment... Continue reading…
Summary - A new market study, titled “Global Business Process Outsourcing in HealthcareMarket- Global Demand, Sales, Consumption and Forecasts to 2026”  has been featured on WiseGuyReports.COVID-19, the disease it causes, surfaced in late 2019, and now had become a full-blown crisis worldwide.As the coronavirus pandemic has worsened, the entertainment industry has been upended along with most every other facet of life.We give this scenario a XX% probability, where under the scenario the supply chain will start to recover and quarantines and travel bans will ease, over the Q2.Over the next five years the Business Process Outsourcing in Healthcare market will register a XX% CAGR in terms of revenue, the global market size will reach US$ XX million by 2025.This report presents a comprehensive overview, market shares, and growth opportunities of Business Process Outsourcing in Healthcare market by product type, application, key manufacturers and key regions and countries.This study specially analyses the impact of Covid-19 outbreak on the Business Process Outsourcing in Healthcare, covering the supply chain analysis, impact assessment to the Business Process Outsourcing in Healthcare market size growth rate in several scenarios, and the measures to be undertaken by Business Process Outsourcing in Healthcare companies in response to the COVID-19 epidemic.ALSO READ:  Segmentation by type: breakdown data from 2015 to 2020 in Section 2.3; and forecast to 2025 in section 10.7.Analytics and Fraud Management Services Billing and Accounts Management Services Claims Management Services Hr Services Integrated Front-end Services and Back Office Operations Member Management Services Provider Management ServicesSegmentation by application: breakdown data from 2015 to 2020, in Section 2.4; and forecast to 2025 in section 10.8.Hospitals Clinics OtherThis report also splits the market by region: Breakdown data in Chapter 4, 5, 6, 7 and 8.
In-flight internet provider Gogo is trying to sell its commercial airline business as it continues to lose money during the COVID-19 pandemic, the company announced on Monday. CEO Oakleigh Thorne said on a conference call that the company has had “extensive discussions with multiple parties” and that he “feel[s] optimistic that a deal may happen.” A sale would be a huge change of course for Gogo, which pioneered in-flight connectivity. But the attempted sale comes as Gogo, like many other businesses in the air travel industry, is struggling. The company, which provides in-flight connectivity to major airlines like Delta, United, and Alaska, lost $86 million on $96 million in revenue during the second quarter of 2020. Its sessions per... Continue reading…
The Global Pressure Sensitive Tapes Market is witnessing a remarkable growth owing to an increase in the demands for the products and a tremendous shift in consumer preferences.The report on Global Pressure Sensitive Tapes Market offers a comprehensive analysis of the recent advancements in the Pressure Sensitive Tapes industry and trends driving the growth of the market.The impact analysis of the pandemic is described in the report.A comprehensive analysis of the present and future impact of COVID-19 on the market, along with a post-COVID-19 scenario, is included in the report.Get a sample of the report @ of the key players operating in the Pressure Sensitive Tapes market include:Scapa Group PLC, Sika AG, Arkema Group, DOW Corning, 3M, H.B.Asia-Pacific is anticipated to show a significant growth rate owing to rising development and population demands.Product Outlook (Revenue, USD Billion; 2017-2027)Specialty TapesPackaging TapesConsumer TapesMaterial Outlook (Revenue, USD Billion; 2017-2027)Woven/NonwovenPolyvinyl ChloridePolypropylenePolyethylene Terephthalate (PET)FoamMetalOthersEnd-Use Outlook (Revenue, USD Billion; 2017-2027)AutomotiveAerospaceWhite GoodsElectronicsSemiconductorsElectricalPaper and PrintingConstructionMedicalHygieneRetail and GraphicsOthersRequest a discount on the report @ Aspects of the Report:Global and region forecast of the Pressure Sensitive Tapes market from 2020-2027In-depth analysis of market dynamics, industry outlook, market size based on types and applicationsDetails of value chain analysis, supply and demand ratio, production and consumption patternsSWOT Analysis, Porter’s Five Forces Analysis, Feasibility Analysis, and Investment Return Analysis to provide a better understanding of the market and competitive playersDetailed insights on competitive landscape and emerging market trendsResearch Methodology:The market report is formulated on the basis of data obtained through extensive primary and secondary research.The data is further validated and verified by industry experts, research analysts, and professionals.
Uber and Lyft will have to treat their California drivers as employees rather than independent contractors, a judge ruled Monday. The two companies were sued by the California attorney general to enforce a new labor law passed earlier this year by the state that requires gig workers to receive the same benefits and treatment as full-time employees. Uber and Lyft both plan to appeal Monday's ruling. The companies have argued that reclassifying drivers as employees could wreak havoc on their businesses. Visit Business Insider's homepage for more stories. Uber and Lyft have to treat their California drivers as employees rather than independent contractors, a California judge ruled Monday. The ruling, first reported by Bloomberg, would force the companies to provide legally mandated benefits, including health insurance and sick leave to drivers. The California state legislature passed a law this year known as AB5 that requires gig-work employers to extend more benefits to workers. Both Uber and Lyft faced a lawsuit from California Attorney General to enforce the law after they denied that drivers classify as employees. Several other California agencies joined that lawsuit against the two companies, arguing that they were "willfully misclassifying" drivers to avoid paying higher wages. Rideshare Drivers United, a driver advocacy group, claims that Uber and Lyft owe more than $1.3 billion in payments to drivers in California pursuant to AB5. Driver advocacy groups that supported AB5 heralded Monday's ruling as a victory. "If the pandemic has shown anything, it's that all workers deserve affordable health insurance, paid sick leave, a minimum wage, overtime pay, and access to a social safety net. Today's ruling means Uber and Lyft must put an end to their lawless actions that deny benefits and protections to drivers who urgently need them," Uber driver Mekela Edwards, a member of driver advocacy group We Drive Progress, said in a statement to Business Insider. The two companies plan to appeal the ruling, which they said would put a strain on their revenue and potentially force them to shut down their apps in the state. San Francisco Superior Court Judge Ethan Schulman paused the injunction on Monday's ruling for 10 days to give the companies time to appeal. Californians will vote on a ballot initiative in November that would explicitly classify app-based drivers contractors rather than full-time employees if passed. In a statement to Business Insider, a Lyft spokesperson said the company believes that most drivers would prefer to be designated as independent contractors. "Drivers do not want to be employees, full stop. We'll immediately appeal this ruling and continue to fight for their independence. Ultimately, we believe this issue will be decided by California voters and that they will side with drivers," the spokesperson said. An Uber spokesperson said in a statement to Business Insider that the company plans to appeal the ruling. "The vast majority of drivers want to work independently, and we've already made significant changes to our app to ensure that remains the case under California law. When over 3 million Californians are without a job, our elected leaders should be focused on creating work, not trying to shut down an entire industry during an economic depression," the Uber spokesperson said. Uber CEO Dara Khosrowshahi has publicly acknowledged that drivers suffer from a lack of benefits, but asserts that drivers benefit from the flexibility afforded by independent contractor status. Khosrowshahi argued in a New York Times op-ed Monday that lawmakers should require gig work employers to provide some benefits to workers, but not the full benefits associated with full-time employees. "Our current employment system is outdated and unfair," Khosrowshahi wrote. "It forces every worker to choose between being an employee with more benefits but less flexibility, or an independent contractor with more flexibility but almost no safety net."Join the conversation about this story » NOW WATCH: What makes 'Parasite' so shocking is the twist that happens in a 10-minute sequence
Hi! Welcome to the Insider Advertising daily for August 11. I'm Lauren Johnson, a senior advertising reporter at Business Insider. Subscribe here to get this newsletter in your inbox every weekday. Send me feedback or tips at [email protected] Today's news: Marketers bet on in-housing, how much adtech companies pay employees, and sponsored content for travel brands returns. Big brands like Anheuser-Busch and Verizon are taking more of their advertising in-house amid the pandemic, and it's adding to the troubles of struggling ad agencies As marketers cut costs due to COVID-19, Tanya Dua reported that more marketers are taking functions like ad-buying and creative in-house. One example is Anheuser-Busch, which used its in-house agency, Draftline, at the beginning of the pandemic to change its messaging and crank out 500 digital ads in one week. The increased speed to in-housing is another blow to ad agencies, which are under pressure to keep up with clients' changing needs like allowing marketers to control their data and messaging. Read the full story here. Adtech salaries revealed: How much The Trade Desk, Roku and others pay employees, from software engineers to product managers Patrick Coffee and I looked at how much big adtech companies pay foreign employees by digging through the US Office of Foreign Labor Certification's 2019 disclosure data. The data comprises a variety of technical roles from engineering to product management for six adtech companies: Amobee, Magnite, MediaMath, Roku, The Trade Desk, and Xandr. The Trade Desk and Roku have combined market caps that exceed ad agency holding companies Publicis, Omnicom, and Interpublic Group. Read the full story here. Sponsored travel content from influencers has rebounded 34% from its April low. But controversy has come with it. A new report from influencer-marketing firm Izea found that the amount of travel and tourism sponsored content from influencers has rebounded since the travel industry ground to a halt this spring. Hotels in particular have seen an uptick in sponsored content, reported Sydney Bradley. Still, influencer groups like Clubhouse BH are at the center of controversies around traveling during the pandemic. Read the full story here. More stories we're reading: Disney's decision to debut 'Mulan' on Disney Plus for $30 could mean big changes for movie theaters, but the economics of high-price digital releases are daunting (Business Insider) Shopify's CEO says Amazon isn't a competitor, but Amazon's CEO says it is. Here's what experts say the real relationship is. (Business Insider) McDonald's files lawsuit against former CEO alleging he had multiple sexual relationships with employees and lied to investigators (Business Insider) WarnerMedia layoffs expected to hit Warner Bros., HBO (Variety) Tech's reluctant road to taking on Trump (Axios) With the college football season in doubt, marketers plan for multiple scenarios (Ad Age) Thanks for reading and see you tomorrow! You can reach me in the meantime at [email protected] and subscribe to this daily email here. — LaurenJoin the conversation about this story » NOW WATCH: What makes 'Parasite' so shocking is the twist that happens in a 10-minute sequence
It emphasizes on various parameters such as key trends, competitive structure, regional assessment, etc.Grab an exclusive PDF Brochure of this reportGrignard Reagents Market: Competitive LandscapeThe manufacturers in the Grignard reagents market invest greatly in research and development activities to increase its application reach.A robust distribution network will help the Grignard reagents market to grow at a steady rate.This has left a huge vacuum in the growth of almost all industries.Buy Now : Grignard reagents market has also been affected badly due to the pandemic as manufacturing units and production facilities across the world have been shut due to the lockdown imposed by numerous countries.To accelerate the economic growth, many countries have released guidelines allowing certain relaxations for the industrial sector.Numerous manufacturing facilities have started functioning.Therefore, this factor has helped the Grignard reagents market to garner moderate growth even during the lockdown period.Read our Case study at : Reagents Market: Key TrendsThe properties of Grignard reagents augur well for the production of pharmaceuticals.
The amount of travel and tourism sponsored content from influencers has rebounded by 34% since bottoming out in April, according to a recent report from Izea, an influencer-marketing tech company. Across the travel and tourism industry, sponsored content has been steadily increasing over the course of the past few months but has not returned to pre-pandemic levels. While travel content has begun to make a comeback, influencers are still at the center of several controversies when it comes to sharing travel-focused posts and content that features them not following social-distancing guidelines. Subscribe to Business Insider's influencer newsletter: Influencer Dashboard. Travel is still out of the picture for many Americans as the coronavirus pandemic continues to spread and affect millions of people. But for some influencers, sponsored-content opportunities related to tourism and travel are rebounding after hitting rock bottom in April, according to a recent report from Izea, an influencer-marketing tech company. In the first few months of the pandemic, many travel-focused influencers saw their trips, sponsorships, and brand deals canceled or postponed. Their careers faced new unknowns, and some creators pivoted to at-home content categories, such as fitness, cooking, and lifestyle. "I focus on luxury travel, and that is definitely not what people were thinking about in mid-to-late March and in all of April," Christina Vidal, an influencer, told Business Insider in May.  But as the months have passed, travel has slowly picked back up (though it's still well below pre-pandemic rates) as some restrictions are eased. On August 6, the US State Department lifted its "do not travel" advisory, which had encouraged citizens to avoid international travel since March 19. As more cities navigate reopening this summer, travel and tourism brands are looking to influencers to ease customers back in through social-media marketing. That has meant an increase in sponsored content. According to the Izea report, the amount of travel and tourism sponsored content had increased 34% in July from its low in April (which was down 66% from March). The report looked at over 520 million pieces of social content from over 4.5 million influencers between August 2019 and July. Here is the full chart from Izea: Izea also said that within the travel and tourism sector, hotels were seeing "the largest increase in sponsored content volume since hitting bottom" in April and had seen an increase in engagement rates. Airline content, however, had lagged and seen a spike in "negative sentiment" around its shared posts. Influencers have been at the center of several controversies for promoting travel and not following social-distancing guidelines But the increase in travel content from influencers has also brought controversy. In June, Clubhouse BH (a TikTok influencer group based in California) launched a "travel house" named Clubhouse Explore with a three-part video series documenting a trip of 16 influencers to Tulum, Mexico. "Have y'all forgot about the pandemic?" one user commented on a Clubhouse Instagram post. "So are influencers like immune to coronavirus?" another commenter wrote on one of its YouTube vlogs. Clubhouse manager Chris Young said one fitness brand decided to not renew a contract with a Clubhouse influencer after the trip, though he said he didn't consider the trip a mistake. Other travel influencers, like Sarah Dandashy (@askaconcierge on Instagram), have also continued to travel and share content on their feeds. "Some people think it's too soon to travel; others question if it's ethical to act like all is normal when things are not normal," Dandashy told Business Insider earlier this month. "But generally, I find that people are really looking to those individuals who are traveling now to get a sense for what it's like." Besides traveling, some influencers have been criticized for throwing and attending parties in Los Angeles and not following social-distancing guidelines. For more about how the influencer marketing industry is evolving as a result of the pandemic, read these Business Insider stories: Travel Instagram influencers are finding new ways to earn money with the industry frozen and are moving into categories like food and fitness How the coronavirus is changing the influencer business, according to marketers and top Instagram and YouTube stars Houseplant sales are booming and so are 'plantfluencers,' the social-media creators sharing plant tips, products, and content Join the conversation about this story » NOW WATCH: We tested a machine that brews beer at the push of a button
Vornado Realty Trust began installing facial recognition systems in buildings it owns in New York City five years ago.  The company, one of the city's largest commercial landlords with 19 million square feet across 35 buildings, recently expanded its use of the tech to 11 buildings and plans to roll it out across its entire portfolio. The coronavirus pandemic has prompted landlords to scramble to create seamless and touchless methods for tenants to pass through lobby security and dispatch elevators.  Vornado believes its use of facial recognition could help it encourage tenants to return to the pot-Covid workplace.   Vornado executives say the company uses facial recognition responsibly, allowing tenants to opt in and out voluntarily and securing and anonymizing the data.  Visit Business Insider's homepage for more stories. Vornado Realty Trust, among New York City's largest office landlords, said it uses facial recognition in portions of its expansive portfolio and plans to expand its use of the controversial technology as workers are expected to migrate back to the office in the coming months. The nearly $7 billion public company, which controls 19 million square feet across 35 properties in Manhattan, is one of the only major commercial landlords to embrace face reading, a technology that has raised public concerns over surveillance and privacy. In a conversation with Business Insider, Vornado executives described the company's deployment of facial recognition in detail for the first time, stating that it was part of a push to modernize its buildings technologically in recent years and create more convenient entry systems for tenants. Read More: Facial-recognition could be coming to your office. Here's how companies are pitching the tech to landlords and trying to allay privacy concerns. Touchless methods that allow employees in large office buildings to quickly pass through lobby security and dispatch an elevator have gained importance amid the coronavirus pandemic as tenants have become concerned about the transmission of germs in public spaces and the workplace. Vornado has used facial-recognition in some office buildings for the past five years In Vornado's case, the company has employed face-reading systems in its buildings for the past five years, it said, positioning it as a potential leader in creating the kind of accessibility that landlords hope will encourage a return to the office. "We are constantly looking to adopt new, cutting-edge technologies that will make our buildings more efficient and life more convenient for our tenants," said David Greenbaum, Vornado's vice chairman and one of the company's senior leaders.  Greenbaum said that he first began discussing the technology with Vornado's chairman and CEO, Steve Roth, about six years ago after noticing that some tenants in Vornado properties had to carry with them two entry cards, one to clear through a building's turnstiles and another to access the doors to their specific space. Read More: Facebook just reached a blockbuster deal to lease the massive Farley Building in NYC as a tech and engineering hub. Here's why it's a huge win for a shaken office market. Facial recognition offered the promise of creating an entry credential that required no phone, wallet, or access card. Prior to 2020, the company installed the systems in 5 of its buildings. It later sold one of those office properties, leaving the company with 4 buildings where facial recognition is in operation. This year it accelerated work to install the technology in 7 additional buildings after Covid-19 hit. Those systems are now operational. The company plans to install face-reading systems in its entire portfolio, but has not laid out a timeline when that work will be complete. Among the buildings where it will soon deploy the technology are One and Two Penn Plaza, large office properties that the company is in the process of extensively renovating. Among the buildings where face reading is already in operation is the large Midtown office tower, 1290 Avenue of the Americas, and 340 West 34th Street, where Amazon has offices. Vornado will also have face-reading cameras at the Farley Building, where it just signed a blockbuster lease with Facebook to occupy the over 700,000 square feet of office space at the property, which Vornado is redeveloping.   How office workers can opt in to facial recognition  Tenants can opt in and out of the system voluntarily and there is about a 40% participation rate in the 4 properties that had the technology prior to 2020, a total of about 6,000 of the 15,000 office employees who work in those properties.  "Virtually everyone who has used the technology has liked it," Greenbaum said. "I never had a preconceived notion of what the adoption rate would be, but as our tenants see others using it, they are becoming increasingly comfortable with the technology." It isn't clear yet what the participation rate will be in the 7 properties where the technology was recently brought online because most tenants haven't yet returned to the workplace, Vornado said. Gaston Silva, the company's New York area chief operating officer, said that tenants who participate have their photo taken and that their biometric data is stored anonymously in onsite systems. "Every face is assigned a number that is disassociated from someone's identity," Silva said. "The information is encrypted and stored on systems that cannot be accessed from the internet." Many landlords have shied away from using facial recognition technology, especially as controversies have erupted over its use. China uses it to surveil its citizens and oppress the Uyghurs, a minority population of Muslim citizens along its western border, actions that have drawn worldwide condemnation. Clearview AI created an algorithm that pulled billions of faces from pictures posted on the internet, creating a database that could be used to identify nearly anyone. "Based on my conversations with tenants, many find the concept of facial recognition to be creepy and they are opposed to the idea," said Craig Deitelzweig, CEO of Marx Realty, which has a portfolio of 4.6 million square feet of commercial space. Facial-recognition proponents insist there are ethical ways to use the technology, including by taking the key steps of receiving consent from participants, securely storing their data, being transparent how it is used, and giving participants the right to opt out. Vornado has used third-party facial reading technology and outside vendors to help it deploy the systems in its buildings, partners it declined to name. On its website, Vornado states that it uses the security company GMSC, which is owned by Vornado and has its headquarters in the Vornado-owned office building Eleven Penn Plaza, to help it manage tenants and visitor access to its buildings and "biometric facial recognition installation and enrollment assistance." GMSC, on its website, says it handles security work for Amazon, Facebook, and Bloomberg, all three of which are tenants in Vornado's New York portfolio. Subsequent to deploying face-reading systems, Vornado developed mobile applications that allow tenants to use their smart phone to pass through lobby security. Some tenants prefer facial recognition, Greenbaum said. "In fact, facial recognition is easier than using your phone," Greenbaum said. "If you are on a call when you enter the building, you likely would prefer not to move the phone from your ear in order to bring it closer to the turnstile." Have a tip? Contact Daniel Geiger at [email protected] or via encrypted messaging app Signal at +1 (646) 352-2884, or Twitter DM at @dangeiger79. You can also contact Business Insider securely via SecureDrop. SEE ALSO: Facebook just reached a blockbuster deal to lease the massive Farley Building in NYC as a tech and engineering hub. Here's why it's a huge win for a shaken office market. SEE ALSO: Facial-recognition could be coming to your office. Here's how companies are pitching the tech to landlords and trying to allay privacy concerns. SEE ALSO: Mandatory temperature-taking is largely seen as a critical way to return workers to offices. But some big NYC landlords are worried about its effectiveness. Join the conversation about this story » NOW WATCH: A cleaning expert reveals her 3-step method for cleaning your entire home quickly
Market OverviewThe Global Ventricular Assist Devices Market is expected to grow at a CAGR of 12% during the forecasting period (2020-2027).A ventricular assist device (VAD) is an electromechanical device for assisting cardiac circulation, which is used either to partially or to replace the function of a failing heart completely.Thus, growing incidences are heart failures is boosting the global ventricular assist devices market at a high CAGR of XX%.According to NIH, in 2017, Heart failure (HF) is a global pandemic affecting about 26 million people worldwide and is increasing in prevalence.Left ventricular devices accounted for major market share in 2018, in the global ventricular assist devices market.Also, growing LVAD programs include MedStar Advanced Heart Failure Program, Inova's Heart Failure Program, Michigan Medicine VAD Program, and others are boosting this segment in the global ventricular assist devices market.Also, due to rising healthcare expenditure, and recent improvements in healthcare infrastructure in many countries, including China, Japan, India, Singapore, and others.
In this Business Insider webinar, YouTube creators and influencers Katy Bellotte and Ruby Asabor walked us through how they built their businesses using social media.  They also shared how they have adapted their businesses during the pandemic and the various ways digital creators are earning a living in 2020.  The conversation was moderated by Business Insider reporter Amanda Perelli, who covers the influencer industry.  Subscribe to Business Insider's influencer newsletter: Influencer Dashboard. Advertising revenue for some influencers has taken a hit recently, as brands cut marketing budgets to save on costs and avoid appearing tone-deaf during the coronavirus pandemic. But the influencer economy isn't going away. Many creators have shifted their focus to alternative revenue streams that have allowed them to continue to earn a living, showing how much the influencer business has expanded in recent years. In an exclusive webinar with Business Insider, YouTube creators Ruby Asabor and Katy Bellotte shared how they had adapted their businesses during the pandemic and the ways digital creators are earning a living in 2020.  Asabor (176,000 YouTube subscribers) and Bellotte (477,000 subscribers) also walked us through how they built their multifaceted businesses into full-time jobs than span different platforms and content categories. "Right now, I have about 11 income streams altogether," Asabor said. When it comes to brand deals, the pandemic and the Black Lives Matter movement have shifted the way influencers look at brand collaborations. Bellotte, for example, said that she was taking extra precaution when choosing what companies she wants to endorse.  "The first step to any partnership these days has been to do intense research on the brand," Bellotte said. "Of course I only want to be sponsored by brands and endorse products that I use and like, but then even if I like the product, if the brand itself doesn't have a strong foundation and doesn't have the values that I look for, I don't work with them." Here are a few other topics they covered in the webinar: How to price yourself as an influencer when landing a brand deal and ways to negotiate. How to start a Patreon, from pricing to choosing what to offer your followers.  Why it's important to have several different revenue streams as a creator, and a breakdown of how they make money through membership programs, YouTube revenue, and sponsorships.  How much time they spend each day and week working on their businesses, and tips for time management. Lessons for other digital creators who are just starting out in the industry.  Watch the recorded webinar above, and subscribe to Business Insider's influencer industry newsletter for more on how creators make money.Join the conversation about this story » NOW WATCH: Pathologists debunk 13 coronavirus myths
The advertising-technology industry hires internationally for many technical roles including engineering and product management. The Trade Desk and Roku — two of the largest firms that employ adtech staff — have market caps that exceed ad agency holding companies Publicis, Omnicom, and Interpublic Group. Business Insider analyzed the US Office of Foreign Labor Certification's 2019 disclosure data for six big adtech firms: Xandr, MediaMath, Amobee, Magnite, Roku, and The Trade Desk to see how much companies pay for roles. High-paying jobs for a director of engineering and VP of product management paid, respectively, $237,000 and $200,000, while lower-paying roles like a revenue operations specialist paid $62,000. Visit Business Insider's homepage for more stories. The adtech industry hires talent from all the world to create products and business models that help advertisers fine-tune their ad targeting. Similar to tech giants like Facebook, Google, and Amazon, adtech firms particularly look for international talent to fill technical roles like engineering, data scientists, and product management. Adtech firms have been facing growing pressure as advertisers slash spending during the coronavirus and investors' demand for solid returns has caused funding for some of the oldest firms like ad networks to dry up. Some smaller firms have sold or adopted new business models, while The Trade Desk and Roku have gotten bigger — market caps for those two companies combined now exceed the combined market caps for advertising agency holding companies WPP, Omnicom, Publicis, and Interpublic Group. Consolidation aside, some adtech firms continue to hire in areas like engineering and business development. US-based adtech companies file paperwork when they hire international employees and are required to list base salary. The US Department of Labor's Office of Foreign Labor Certification releases that information every year in one huge data dump. Business Insider analyzed data for adtech roles from six large firms —Amobee, Magnite, MediaMath, Roku, The Trade Desk, and Xandr — to see what adtech companies paid employees. The data is from the companies' fiscal year 2019 disclosure data for all foreign workers applying for both permanent green card visas and temporary H-1B, H1B1, and E-3 visas. The data does not include every type of visa, pay rates for US-born employees, or compensation beyond base salary. The listed salaries are determined by "prevailing wages," or industry standards for similar jobs with similar qualifications, which are also listed in the OFLC data. Here is a look at how adtech salaries break down by company and role. Spokespeople for the six companies either declined to comment or did not respond to requests for comment. Amobee paid an account executive $125,000 Singtel-owned Amobee has most recently focused on data-targeted TV ads and has ramped up adtech hiring as it has acquired companies like Turn and Videology to rival Facebook and Google's tech stack. LinkedIn data shows that Amobee has 860 employees. According to OFLC data, the company filed for at least 49 visas in 2019. Here are salaries and salary ranges for jobs at Amobee: Security engineer: $90,000 Account executive: $125,000 Senior account executive: $135,000 Senior salesforce developer: $155,000 Lead research engineer: $117,000 to $144,000 Software developer, applications: $121,077 to $148,000 Senior technical program manager: $150,000 Senior software engineer: $125,000 to $180,000 Principal software engineer: $200,000 Magnite paid a director of product management $196,000 Magnite is the product of a merger earlier this year of two longtime adtech firms, Rubicon Project and Telaria. The company laid off 8% of employees in May due to the coronavirus and decision to eliminate overlapping roles of the combined workforce. Magnite has about 280 employees, according to LinkedIn data. OFLC data shows Magnite filed for about 16 visas in 2019. Here are salaries and salary ranges for jobs at Rubicon Project last year before the merger: Revenue operations specialist: $62,000 Analyst: $65,000 Data scientist: $110,000 Software development engineer: $107,000 to $140,000 Software development engineering manager: $159,289 Director of product management: $196,000 Lead technical product manager: $138,000 to $198,000 MediaMath paid a client services lead $70,000 One of the oldest adtech firms, New York-based MediaMath has raised $607.5 million, including a $225 million round from private equity firm Searchlight Capital Partners in 2018. The firm has around 580 employees, according to LinkedIn data. The firm sells a demand-side platform that agencies and brands use to buy ads programmatically. In June, Digiday reported that MediaMath hired investment bank Centerview Partners to explore a possible sale. According to OFLC data, MediaMath filed for at least 14 visas in 2019. Here are salaries and salary ranges for jobs at MediaMath: Associate, supply analytics: $65,000 to $80,000 Client services lead: $70,000 Product management manager: $71,000 Senior analyst of revenue analytics and insights: $66,000 to $86,000 Senior software engineer: $135,000 Software engineer: $108,000 to $137,000 Director of engineering: $160,000 to $180,000 VP of product management, intelligence: $200,000 to $250,000 Roku paid a senior software designer for its ad platform up to $350,000 Roku became the earliest entry in the streaming video player space when CEO and future Netflix VP Anthony Wood launched the company in 2002. It was later incorporated in 2008 after he left Netflix to get Roku's streaming platforms or "sticks" into more homes and, eventually, turning the company into an ad giant. Roku went public after building an ad infrastructure and selling placements on its homescreen and remote control, launched a self-serve ad platform, and acquired DSP dataxu for $150 million in 2019. The company reported a recent boost in revenue thanks to growth in its ad business, and it has also begun licensing its operating system to smart TV makers. But it also faces challenges from the rise of smart TVs that do not use hardware or software from Roku or prime competitor Amazon, according to a recent report by The Information. Roku employs 1,100 people, according to its most recent financial results. Per OFLC data, the company filed for at least 96 visas in 2019. Here are some salaries and salary ranges for jobs across the company:  Analyst of inventory management: $95,000 to $110,000 Senior quality assurance engineer of new products: $130,000 Software engineer in test of advertising platform: $150,000 Senior software data engineer of advertising platform: $178,500 Senior software engineer of new products for Roku TV: $235,000 Data research analyst: $225,000 to $246,500 Senior data engineer: $167,200 to $250,098 Senior software engineer of advertising platform: $154,669 to $350,000 The Trade Desk paid a senior software engineer up to $265,000 Demand-side platform The Trade Desk has become the biggest and most valuable player in its space by cozying up to the ad agencies that serve as middlemen between clients and media companies. According to its most recent annual summary, The Trade Desk employs around 1,300 people. The Trade Desk hasn't been immune to the effects of the pandemic; shares plummeted nearly one-third in March as advertisers slashed budgets. But on an August 6 earnings call, CEO Jeff Green said his company is positioned to benefit from a rapidly changing TV landscape as more consumers stream their entertainment and news and advertising that might normally go to cable networks increasingly finds its way to connected TV. The Trade Desk filed for approximately 16 temporary US visas in 2019, according to the OFLC data set. These are salaries and salary ranges for jobs across the company: Data support analyst: $48,600 to $72,900 Senior associate of learning and development: $75,355 Senior account manager: $79,200 Director of business development: $120,000 to $150,000 Senior technical account manager: $138,000 to $155,250 Software engineer: $117,800 to $176,700 Senior software engineer: $233,000 to $265,000 Xandr paid a director of engineering $237,000 Xandr is AT&T's advertising business that was recently combined into WarnerMedia and is led by chief business officer Kirk McDonald. Xandr has more than 1,400 employees, according to LinkedIn data. Before AT&T formed Xandr in 2018, the telecom company acquired adtech firm AppNexus for a reported $1.6 billion to build up its adtech stack. Xandr is building a so-called advanced advertising business that uses telecom and TV data to target audiences across devices. The company made $362 million in the second quarter. According to DoL data, Xandr applied for about 46 US visas in 2019.  Here are salaries and salary ranges for jobs at Xandr: Associate director of product management: $129,000 to $185,000 Software engineer: $134,000 to $175,000 Senior monetization analyst: $140,000 Senior salesforce developer: $150,000 Senior systems administrator: $149,000 Director of engineering: $237,000 Read more of Business Insider's coverage of adtech companies: Meet 18 firms solving companies' giant problems selling and advertising on Amazon Walmart is pushing harder into advertising with a new tool that shows if people buy a product after seeing an ad for it Funding is drying up for digital ad firms. 2 founders turned investors who weathered the 2008 crash say what adtech companies can do to survive. SEE ALSO: Top ad industry salaries, revealed: How much the biggest holding companies including WPP, Publicis, and Omnicom pay employees, from junior account directors to global creative leads Join the conversation about this story » NOW WATCH: Here's what it's like to travel during the coronavirus outbreak
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Amazon CEO Jeff Bezos is the richest person in the world, with a net worth of $189.2 billion. Bezos has said that he keeps meetings to a minimum. But when he does take meetings, two pizzas should be enough to feed everyone present. Research suggests that workers are sitting through more meetings during the pandemic — which could potentially derail their productivity. Visit Business Insider's homepage for more stories. It's been a big month for Jeff Bezos, Amazon's CEO and the richest person in the world. On July 29, Bezos, along with other tech titans, testified before the US Congress on antitrust issues. On August 6, Amazon reported that net profit had doubled from a year earlier to $5.2 billion. Amazon's share price has shot up during the pandemic that has otherwise decimated the economy. Bezos is now worth $189.2 billion, according to Forbes. One potential key to Bezos' success is that he minimizes the amount of meetings he takes. And that's something many of us can learn from these days. Recent Harvard research found that the average number of meetings went up 13% during the pandemic. (Then again, meetings are 20% shorter than usual and workers are spending 12% less time in them.) Bezos' disinclination toward meetings makes sense in the context of scientific research and expert opinion. So think twice about throwing that 30-person check-in on the calendar. Two pizza pies should be able to feed everyone in the meeting Bezos has said he meets with Amazon investors for just six hours ... a year. And he avoids early-morning meetings at all costs. One of Bezos' more creative strategies for not losing entire days to unnecessary meetings is the "two pizza rule." It's simple. The more people you pack into the meeting, the less productive the meeting will likely be. The solution? Never have a meeting where two pizzas couldn't feed the entire group. Whether you work at Amazon or another company, gathering a massive squad for your meeting may stifle creativity. In Fast Company, Rachel Gillett writes that working in smaller teams can prevent phenomena like "groupthink," when everyone agrees without evaluating ideas critically, and "social loafing," when people slack off because there are so many people present that they don't feel responsible for the outcome. Indeed, Andreessen Horowitz cofounder Ben Horowitz and Yelp CEO Jeremy Stoppelman prefer one-on-ones to large group meetings. Meetings shouldn't be the default Business Insider has previously reported that other ingredients for a solid meeting include appointing a strong moderator, setting firm ground rules, and ensuring the discussion is relevant to all attendees beforehand. Hugo, a startup that produces connected meeting notes software, has just four hours of meetings a week, Business Insider reported. One reason is because they share updates in advance and arrange a meeting only if there's something left to discuss after everyone reviews those bullet points. While the gist of Bezos' rule is that less is more when it comes to meetings, you can also feel free to take his advice literally and bring two pizzas to your meetings every once and a while. Pizza makes everything better.SEE ALSO: Jeff Bezos is about to defend his Amazon empire before Congress. Here's how the richest person in the world makes and spends his $178 billion fortune. Join the conversation about this story » NOW WATCH: Amazon just bought Whole Foods for nearly $14 billion — here's what the future of shopping could look like
Disney announced last week that it would release "Mulan" on Disney Plus for an additional $30 premium fee. Paul Dergarabedian, the Comscore senior media analyst, said that "nothing is off the table" now in terms of other movies heading to premium video-on-demand services.  The media research firm Lightshed Partners predicted a rough future for movie theaters as studios embrace PVOD in the coming years. Visit Business Insider's homepage for more stories. Disney defied expectations last week when it announced that its live-action "Mulan" remake would head to Disney Plus for an additional $30 premium fee. It's also opening in theaters where Disney Plus is not available. The announcement came after months of delays for the movie due to the coronavirus pandemic, which has forced movie theaters to shut down across the US and studios to rethink their release strategies. Originally slated to hit theaters in March, "Mulan" was pushed to July, then to August, and then delayed indefinitely. Now, it will premiere on the Disney streaming service on September 4. Disney's decision highlights just how urgent the coronavirus crisis has become for movie studios, which are warming up more and more to premium video-on-demand as a short-term solution to the situation. But that thinking could have long-term ramifications, as "Mulan" — a potential big-screen blockbuster that cost $200 million to make — represents Hollywood's biggest bet yet on the digital alternative. Will other big-budget movies follow? In Disney's case, it's among the most exposed major media companies during the pandemic, as most of its revenue comes from theatrical releases, parks, and advertising. It lost $3.5 billion in operating income in the third quarter this year just from its closed theme parks.  That's why Jeff Bock, the Exhibitor Relations senior media analyst, tweeted on Sunday that Disney's next Marvel movie, "Black Widow," and its Pixar movie, "Soul," are "more and more likely" to follow "Mulan" to PVOD. Paul Dergarabedian, the Comscore senior media analyst, said that "nothing is off the table." "Disney has a lot of moving parts and an important one is its theatrical movie division," he told Business Insider. "Every studio has to observe the landscape and make a case-by-case decision. If a movie has a massive budget, in a normal time it has to go theatrical to make that money back. That's still true. But we're living in an environment where we don't know when theaters in the US will fully reopen." In a report last week, the media research firm Lightshed Partners projected that "Mulan" would have to sell around 29 million units on Disney Plus to generate the equivalent of its theatrical box office if it made $1 billion, "which sounds hard to imagine at $30 price point." But it also anticipated that Disney would keep up to 85% of the $30 fee compared to 55% of box office. The report also noted that that figure doesn't include potential new Disney Plus subscribers or the box office from the theatrical markets the movie will actually open in, "so the PVOD units needed is even lower." Dergarabedian said that the pandemic has accelerated nearly all aspects of the conversation around theatrical release strategies, not just for Disney. AMC Theatres' and Universal Pictures' recent agreement to shorten the theatrical window from the typical 75 days to just 17 days is a prime example. The deal means that Universal movies will be able to hit premium video-on-demand platforms after 17 days of playing in AMC theaters. There are plenty of questions still left unanswered, primarily whether it means other studios and theater chains will follow. But Lightshed Partners thinks Disney's "Mulan" decision is another major development that will redefine the windowing model.  "Studios really have no choice," Lightshed Partners said in its report. "Consumer behavior is shifting as more and more movies are going straight to streaming and away from a theatrical release," adding that the increased reliance on PVOD could eventually lead to a larger embrace of subscription streaming platforms.  The firm's outlook for theaters was dire because of this and it anticipated many chains would file for bankruptcy in the next one to two years. Dergarabedian was more optimistic, citing the growing  popularity of drive-in theaters during the pandemic. "I don't think we're going to see a complete shift to streaming," he said. "I just don't see how you justify big budgets for big films that people want to see in the theater. But the longer this drags on, where the number of screens are limited, studios will have to rethink their ability to earn back dollars."SEE ALSO: What AMC and Universal's deal to shorten the theatrical window to 17 days means for the future of movies Join the conversation about this story » NOW WATCH: What it's like inside North Korea's controversial restaurant chain
Telehealth's rise has been swift and undeniable.  Companies that connect patients with doctors by video and phone have become essential during the coronavirus outbreak, as evidenced by telehealth startups' prolific fundraising, Amwell's reported bid to IPO, and Teladoc's record, $18.5 billion plan to purchase Livongo, a chronic care management company. Analysts are saying the "Telavongo" merger could make the company a one-stop shop for a variety of health needs, even if Wall Street is still skeptical of the sky-high sticker price.  Teladoc, the world's biggest telehealth company, has had a busy month. Between its second quarter earnings and Livongo purchase, the telehealth giant is working to make the case that online care is going mainstream.  "I think this is transformative for the US healthcare system and how consumers experience it," Teladoc CEO Jason Gorevic told Business Insider in an interview after the deal was announced. "I think this is an opportunity to bring virtual care to the forefront."  Days prior to the Livongo announcement, Teladoc posted earnings that suggest virtual care's new role in how everyday people get medical treatment is permanent.  Read more: Telemedicine startups have raised hundreds of millions as the coronavirus puts them to the test. Meet the 12 startups forging a new path for healthcare. Total visits and revenue grew by 203% and 85%, respectively, compared to this time last year. But top of mind for investors is whether the boom can persist if the coronavirus outbreak fades and patients can start seeing doctors in person again, per analyst notes reviewed by Business Insider. One sign of telehealth's persistence is that Teladoc saw higher-than-usual visits in areas that more or less have outbreaks under control, Gorevic said on the earnings call. "We're seeing visit volumes grow in these states at more than double the rate of growth that we experienced just prior to COVID," Gorevic said. "It's worth noting that this is occurring despite the fact that physician office locations are now operating back near pre-Covid capacity levels after being down 70% at the April peak," he said. While reimbursement for telehealth is still key, and not finalized, Jefferies analyst Dave Windley said it was hard to argue with Teladoc's momentum, including in mental health. While Teladoc's stock has slumped since it announced the Livongo deal, the shares have still more than doubled this year. The company has a market value of about $16.3 billion. Last week, President Donald Trump told federal health officials to extend Medicare's reimbursement for telehealth beyond the current public health emergency: another good sign for virtual care.  We interviewed Gorevic on July 30, and he gave us 6 reasons why Teladoc, and telehealth more broadly, is here to stay: Teladoc doesn't just outsource care to its medical group Some investors have criticized telehealth companies that, instead of equipping health systems with the technology they need to do their own video visits, outsource patient care to their own doctors' groups.  For instance, hospitals can send patients to physicians who work for companies like Teladoc, Doctor on Demand, and Amwell instead of using their own employees. That model can decrease revenue for providers, since they no longer benefit from the visit, Corey Schmid, a general partner at Seven Peaks Ventures, told Business Insider in June. But Teladoc's acquisition of InTouch, which was announced in January and closed in July, puts the telehealth giant in a better position to partner with health systems more closely. The company offers hospitals analytics, video visits, and other services they can run in-house. For the second half of the year, the InTouch's business should generate about $65 million, said Mala Murthy, Teladoc's CFO. That's roughly 11% of the company's expected revenue by December. People are still using Teladoc in areas where the coronavirus curve flattened Gorevic declined to provide any estimates for how much new business Teladoc will keep once the pandemic has faded. But the company is seeing early indicators that people will turn to telehealth even when they have brick-and-mortar options, he said. After declining some, Teladoc's volume growth stabilized in late May and most of June at a level roughly 40% higher than it was before outbreaks, Gorevic said on the earnings call. Even in states that reopened slowly and where coronavirus cases are more under control, visits are much higher than they were before.  Teladoc's mental health business is booming  Mental health is Teladoc's fastest growing clinical service, and it's an area where patients form lasting relationships with specific therapists. Gorevic said. He added that 40% of those patients said they wouldn't have sought out mental healthcare without access to Teladoc. "We've seen increases in visit volume every month sequentially this year, Gorevic said.  Other services are expanding, too. Conditions like hypertension and lower back pain are on Teladoc's list of top 10 diagnoses for the first time, he said.  The healthcare industry as a whole is using coronavirus to reconsider technology  The healthcare industry turned to tech tools like telehealth and triage bots to ride out coronavirus outbreaks. But those lessons are causing health administrators to rethink their long-term strategies, according to Gorevic and Business Insider's reporting.  Read more: Big tech didn't waste a crisis: How Amazon, Microsoft, and Google are using coronavirus to make new inroads in the $3.6 trillion US healthcare industry "I'm fortunate to sit on a number of work groups with healthcare CEOs all across the spectrum, ranging from hospital CEOs, to health science CEOs, the lab CEOs, the pharma and distribution CEOs," Gorevic said. "And we consistently hear this theme that this is the moment when healthcare embraces technology and it changes forever." Hospital leaders in particular are telling Gorevic that they expect at least half of their current virtual visits to stay that way, he said. Teladoc is looking past the bread and butter business into primary care and chronic conditions  Teladoc's early focus was on urgent care, but it's quickly expanding into a "virtual care behemoth," SVB Leerink wrote in a note to investors on Monday. Last week, it announced it would acquire Livongo in an $18.5 billion, a record for the industry. Livongo primarily provides virtual care to people with diabetes. The deal gives Teladoc access to more than 400,000 diabetes patients, and others with chronic conditions, the companies said. Read more: How the merger of 2 companies in the hottest part of healthcare could leapfrog Amazon to transform how you get care — and why Wall Street isn't getting it During the past quarter, Teladoc also launched a pilot program for primary care and found a range of health issues in the sample population, Gorevic said during the earnings call. Teladoc physicians were able to steer these patients towards screenings they didn't know they needed.  Teladoc is already rolling out the program with several large payers and employers, he said.  Key players in DC are thumbs up on telehealth There are several initiatives in Washington to make permanent the temporary regulatory breaks for telehealth companies enacted to help the healthcare system handle the coronavirus.  Gorevic said that several key policy leaders, including Alex Azar, the head of the US Department of Health and Human Services, and Seema Verma, who oversees Medicaid and Medicare, are pro-telehealth.  Even though debates are still ongoing around reimbursement for telehealth visits, there's no question about the fundamental concept that this is a critical tool for healthcare, he said. After we spoke to Gorevic, Trump signed several executive orders aiming to expand telehealth coverage, including in rural areas where access to care can be sparse. Read more: There's a billion-dollar fight brewing over whether doctors should be paid for phone calls and video visits. Who wins could determine the future of healthcare.Join the conversation about this story » NOW WATCH: 7 secrets about Washington, DC landmarks you probably didn't know
Antonio Banderas has announced that he has tested positive for Covid-19.The Spanish actor revealed the diagnosis on Instagram on Monday, which was also the day he saw in his 60th birthday.Alongside a photo of himself as a child, he explained in Spanish: “I wanted to make it public that today, 10 August, I am forced to celebrate my 60th birthday in quarantine, after testing positive for the disease Covid-19, caused by the coronavirus.”He went on to say that he is feeling “relatively well, just a bit more tired than usual”, and is confident that he will recover from the illness “as soon as possible”.The Oscar-nominated star added that he plans to take advantage of his time in quarantine period by using it to “read, write, rest and make some plans to give meaning to my 60 years which I reach full with desire and excitement”.He signed off the message: “A big hug to everyone, Antonio Banderas.” View this post on InstagramA post shared by Antonio Banderas (@antoniobanderasoficial) on Aug 10, 2020 at 5:19am PDTDuring the coronavirus pandemic, a number of high-profile stars have spoken publicly about having tested positive for Covid-19.Among the first to share their diagnoses were actors Tom Hanks and Rita Wilson, who contracted coronavirus in March while in Australia for work.The Forrest Gump star claimed last month that as one of the first celebrities to become ill with coronavirus, he felt like a “canary in the coalmine”.Fellow actor Idris Elba and his wife Sabrina Dhowre Elba also tested positive for Covid-19 in March, with the Luther star speaking more recently about the effect that contracting the disease so early in the pandemic had on his mental health.READ MORE: Idris Elba Describes Traumatic Impact Coronavirus Diagnosis Had On His Mental Health Linda Lusardi Reveals She And Husband Sam Kane Are Still Feeling Effects Of Covid-19 Alyssa Milano Says She 'Felt Like She Was Dying' During Covid-19 Battle
Apple could release a cheaper, 4G-only version of its expected iPhone 12 in early 2021, according to a new report from Wedbush Securities. Apple is expected to release several new iPhone models in the fall that will all support 5G connectivity. If Apple does release a cheaper 4G iPhone 12 next year, it would come after the tech giant has been leaning heavily into more affordable products to boost its iPhone business. Apple typically releases its new iPhones in late September, but the company said it's expecting to receive supply a few weeks later than usual this year.  Visit Business Insider's homepage for more stories. Apple's annual fall iPhone launch is steadily approaching, but that may not be all the tech giant has in store when it comes to smartphone launches in the next several months. Apple may release a cheaper version of the iPhone 12 that comes with 4G connectivity instead of support for 5G networks, says a new research note from Wedbush Securities written by analysts Daniel Ives, Strecker Backe, and Ahmad Khalil.  Wedbush initially expected Apple to launch a mix of 4G and 5G-enabled versions of its iPhone 12 this fall. But the firm revised its predictions after its most recent Asia supply chain checks, now saying that it expects to see multiple 5G iPhones in the fall and a cheaper 4G model in early 2021. Apple did not immediately respond to Business Insider's request for comment.  Apple could launch this 4G-only variant around the February time frame, Ives told Business Insider. This version of the iPhone 12 is also expected to be cheaper than the 5G models launching in September. Other details about the device are unclear, but Ives predicts that Apple could price the non-5G iPhone at around $800. He also said that Apple isn't likely to raise the prices of this year's iPhones, even for the models that do include 5G. The company is likely to launch some 5G models below $1,000 and others that are priced similarly to the iPhone 11 Pro, echoing predictions he made last month. "Price points will be aggressive as Apple goes after their broader customer base," Ives said. "Especially in a recession, in a COVID-19 backdrop, they need to make sure they're hitting all price categories." If Apple does release a cheaper 4G iPhone in early 2021, it would come as the company has been increasingly focused on more affordable devices to boost its smartphone sales. Last fall, for example, it launched the $700 iPhone 11, which is $50 cheaper than the iPhone XR's starting price of $750 when it debuted the previous year. The iPhone 11 was the most popular smartphone in the world during the first quarter of 2020, overtaking the iPhone XR, according to market research firm Omdia.  More recently, Apple launched the $400 iPhone SE in April, a bet that's already paying off for the tech behemoth. Apple attributed the growth that its iPhone division experienced in its fiscal third-quarter to positive reception of the iPhone SE, among other factors, the company said during its recent earnings call. Apple is expected to release four versions of the iPhone 12 this fall, all of which are said to come with 5G connectivity according to reports. Apple may introduce new size options and a refreshed design that more closely resembles that of the iPad Pro, according to reports from TF International Securities analyst Ming-Chi Kuo and Bloomberg.  Apple typically unveils its new iPhones in mid-September and begins selling them later that same month, but the company said it expects supply of its next-generation iPhone to arrive a few weeks later than usual this year because of the COVID-19 pandemic. SEE ALSO: Apple's iPhone 12 is expected to bring major changes like a new design, 5G, and 3D cameras — here's everything we know about it so far Join the conversation about this story » NOW WATCH: Swayze Valentine is the only female treating fighters' cuts and bruises inside the UFC octagon
Rise in investment by government to improve connectivity within region, increase in investment in defense & submarine cables by various organizations, and surge in demand for higher bandwidth cables & connectors among different industries have boosted the growth of the global cables & connector market.However, complex fault detection and removal process of errors hamper the market growth.On the contrary, surge in government initiative to surge connectivity in rural areas of developing countries and growing number of data centers are expected to create lucrative opportunities for the market players in the coming years.According to the report, the global cables & connector industry generated $86.14 billion in 2029, and is expected to reach $160.93 billion by 2027, growing at a CAGR of 8.3% from 2020 to 2027.COVID-19 scenario: The emergence of Covid-19 has greatly affected the global cables & connector market.The majority of the auto supply chain is connected to China, and it would impact negatively on the sale of cables and connectors.During this pandemic, organizations are reluctant to invest big capital on new business models, hiring workforce, and every additional expense apart from essentials.External cables and connector segment dominated the marketBy product type, the external cables and connector segment held the largest share in 2019, accounting for more than two-thirds of the global cables & connector market, due to increase in deployment of data centers across the globe, rise in demand for enhanced network bandwidth, and the emergence of smart cities & smart factories.However, the internal cables and connector segment is anticipated to portray the highest CAGR of 9.4% during the forecast period, owing to the supportive government initiatives and plans to drive digitization & promote the adoption of eco-friendly electric products such as electric vehicles.Read More:  USB cables & connector segment to manifest highest CAGR through 2027By installation, the USB cables & connector segment is expected to register the highest CAGR of 11.3% during the study period, due to increase in demand for digital data storage and the emergence of USB 3.0 and 3.1 standards for high-speed data transfer.However, the external cables and connector segment held the largest share in 2019, contributing to more than two-fifths of the global cables & connector market, owing to changing customer preference and aggrandized generation of data.Asia-Pacific, followed by North America, held the largest shareBy region, the global cables & connector market across Asia-Pacific held the largest share in 2019, accounting for nearly two-fifths of the market.Moreover, the market across this region is projected to portray the highest CAGR of 10.4% during the forecast period, owing to huge investment in infrastructure, energy, and technology development by the developing nation of such as India, China, and Japan.
Veteran tech executive John Chambers, once the longtime CEO of Cisco, said the coronavirus crisis which forced businesses to embrace a remote workforce has shown that working-from-home can lead to more productivity. But he also cautioned that the work-from-home trend can backfire for businesses that embrace it blindly, including through leading to less cohesive organizations. "When work from home gets carried to an extreme, most companies really struggle with it," he told Business Insider. Click here for more BI Prime stories. In the early stages of the coronavirus pandemic, former Cisco CEO John Chambers pivoted easily to working from his Silicon Valley home, adapting to back-to-back business meetings via video conferencing instead of in-person.  "It's fun learning how to do this with hundreds of people," he told Business Insider in an interview in March. "I'm pushing everybody to go digital and video everywhere. Because unfortunately, I think we're going to need that in this nation for a while longer than we anticipate." But six months into the coronavirus crisis, Chambers — who now leads the venture capital firm, JC2 Ventures — warns that companies need to be deliberate when approaching a more permanent shift to work-from-home. Tech giants have quickly embraced remote work, with Facebook, Twitter, and Atlassian even telling employees that they can work from home indefinitely. But Chambers cautioned that blindly embracing the trend on a permanent basis could weaken an organization's culture and even lead to less productivity. "When work from home gets carried to an extreme, most companies really struggle with it," he said in an interview in early August. Instead, he recommends a "blended version" of remote work where companies still maintain physical workplaces.  He envisions a system where employees are able to "pick a location where they can work and maybe come in one or two days a week." "One extreme or the other will probably not work," he said. The benefits of a remote workforce are undeniable, Chambers said: Many businesses thrived in a situation where employees and executives "no longer had to drive an hour to work" and videoconferencing has become a quick and convenient way to communicate, "For the first time, your customers and your partners were really accessible that way, whereas before if you wanted to do a video session with a partner, it was a work of art to get set up," he said. "So productivity did take off well." Wall Street analysts and investors have started tracking the shares of tech companies that benefiting from the pivot to remote work. The so-called "work from home stocks" coverage different tech players that have made it easier for businesses to adapt to remote work, including Microsoft, one of the dominant cloud platforms, Slack, the collaboration and communications platform, and Docusign, the virtual signature platform. But "culture and communications" are important in building a strong company, and this could be harder to do if most or all employees are working remotely. Chambers cited the experience of Cisco, the tech behemoth he led for two decades and which, during his time, allowed some employees to work remotely for extended periods. "It worked well for a period of time, especially if they were already Cisco employees into our culture," he said. "But after about two to three years, most of them did not work well. The people got further away. They weren't as familiar with the culture. They didn't get to know their peers. Then you get lonely." To be sure, companies have shown that it's possible to maintain a highly-productive workforce even if everyone is working from home. But Chambers said there's always a risk that some employees can feel disconnected from the rest of the workforce "where you don't see what your peers are doing." "Then I think for a number of these areas, productivity will drop," he said Other tech executives have voiced similar concerns about the working-from-home trend. "The tribe is really important," Nutanix CEO Dheeraj Pandey told Business Insider in a May interview, noting the importance of having employees routinely gathering in a workplace.  But he also noted how the work-from-home trend has taken off, saying, "Employees have tasted blood and they like what they see in working from home. They believe it's commute-free. They believe it's highly-flexible." Pandey said his company is exploring options "without drinking the Kool Aid of everything remote." Like Chambers, he cited what appears to be an emerging consensus around a "hybrid" model in which employees are able to work remotely while maintaining some workplace operations. It's the framework embraced by ServiceNow whose CEO Bill McDermott told Business Insider recently, "It's going to be a hybrid world." 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