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We asked the founder of $3 billion unicorn MessageBird about Europe’s exploding tech scene, remote work under COVID-19, and the firm’s long rumored IPO

We asked the founder of $3 billion unicorn MessageBird about Europe’s exploding tech scene, remote work under COVID-19, and the firm’s long rumored IPO

MessageBird founder and CEO Robert Vis Karen Santos This story is available exclusively to Business Insider subscribers. Become an Insider and start reading now. Customer service startup MessageBird recently raised $200 million – at a $3 billion valuation – after being backed by the likes… 

‘Mr. Rogers’ versus ‘someone’s crazy uncle’: There wasn’t a debate on Thursday, but the dueling town hall format played to Joe Biden’s strengths

‘Mr. Rogers’ versus ‘someone’s crazy uncle’: There wasn’t a debate on Thursday, but the dueling town hall format played to Joe Biden’s strengths

The Democratic presidential candidate Joe Biden and President Donald Trump. JIM WATSON,BRENDAN SMIALOWSKI/AFP via Getty Images President Donald Trump and the Democratic presidential nominee, Joe Biden, participated in separate town halls Thursday evening in lieu of a second presidential debate. Trump had a shorter one… 

Walmart’s competing Prime Day sale is live now: A $49 Instant Pot and $500 Echelon exercise bike lead the best deals

Walmart’s competing Prime Day sale is live now: A $49 Instant Pot and $500 Echelon exercise bike lead the best deals

Audio Accessories Batteries & Charging Cameras Computers Gaming Fitness Headphones Home Theater Laptops Printers & Scanners Smart Home Smartphones Storage Tablets TVs Women’s clothing Women’s shoes Women’s handbags & accessories Men’s clothing Men’s shoes Men’s accessories Mattresses Bedroom Bathroom Cleaning Closet & Laundry Garage Entertaining… 

The traditional British pub is transforming into a digital office to beat the COVID-19 slump in trade

The traditional British pub is transforming into a digital office to beat the COVID-19 slump in trade

People wearing face masks walk past a quiet pub in the centre of Manchester, north west England on October 8, 2020. Oli SCARFF / AFP British pubs are offering hot-desking packages to people working from home to beat the COVID-19 slump in trade. The deals… 

LIVE: Fact-checking the vice presidential debate between Mike Pence and Kamala Harris

LIVE: Fact-checking the vice presidential debate between Mike Pence and Kamala Harris

Vice President Mike Pence Ethan Miller, Joe Raedle/Getty Images Vice President Mike Pence and Democratic vice presidential nominee faced off Wednesday in the first and only debate between the two of the 2020 campaign season. The debate focused heavily on the Trump administration’s handling of… 

People are doing everything they can to avoid ads, so brands like KitchenAid, Verizon, P&G, and J&J are producing more long-form documentaries

People are doing everything they can to avoid ads, so brands like KitchenAid, Verizon, P&G, and J&J are producing more long-form documentaries

A still from KitchenAid’s documentary “A Woman’s Place” Vox Media/KitchenAid This story is available exclusively to Business Insider subscribers. Become an Insider and start reading now. Brands including KitchenAid, Verizon, and Procter & Gamble are producing more documentaries than ever. Their popularity is due to… 

Ally review: Earn high interest rates and contact live customer support 24/7

Ally review: Earn high interest rates and contact live customer support 24/7

Alyssa Powell/Business Insider Personal Finance Insider writes about products, strategies, and tips to help you make smart decisions with your money. We may receive a small commission from our partners, like American Express, but our reporting and recommendations are always independent and objective. Ally (Member… 

House lawmakers say Facebook, Google, Apple, and Amazon are monopolies that need to be more heavily regulated — and potentially broken up (FB, GOOG, GOOGL, AAPL, AMZN)

House lawmakers say Facebook, Google, Apple, and Amazon are monopolies that need to be more heavily regulated — and potentially broken up (FB, GOOG, GOOGL, AAPL, AMZN)

House Democrats said Amazon, Apple, Facebook, and Google have monopoly power that gives them unfair market advantages and proposed sweeping changes in a sprawling 449-page report published Tuesday. The report came on the heels of a yearslong antitrust investigation that culminated with testimony from the… 

‘We are coming off of one of our best quarters ever’: Geolocation data is experiencing a gold rush and experts see no signs of slowing down

‘We are coming off of one of our best quarters ever’: Geolocation data is experiencing a gold rush and experts see no signs of slowing down

Interest in geolocation data is higher than it’s ever been as investors want insight into consumer behavior. Samantha Lee/Business Insider This story is available exclusively to Business Insider subscribers. Become an Insider and start reading now. Geolocation data, which is collected by pinging cell phones… 

Big Law career guide: How firms are navigating the new normal, which practice areas are faring the best, and how pay is shaping up

Big Law career guide: How firms are navigating the new normal, which practice areas are faring the best, and how pay is shaping up

We’ve been tracking hot practice areas, start dates for 2020 associate classes. Here’s everything we know. Samantha Lee/Business Insider The legal industry has seen its fair share of disruption from the coronavirus pandemic: Many law school graduates were — and still are — stuck in…