Ben Gilbert, Business Insider

Ben Gilbert

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Recent articles by Ben:

'Fortnite' maker Epic Games is worth just shy of $30 billion after raising another $1 billion in its latest funding round

The North Carolina gaming powerhouse behind "Fortnite" is worth just shy of $30 billion, according to Epic Games' latest valuation. → Read More

The PlayStation 5 is getting its first major system update this week, but one much-requested feature is still missing

Six months after the PlayStation 5 launched, Sony is giving the console its first major software update. → Read More

Facebook's top execs took home hefty bonuses in the second half of 2020, partially as a reward for the company's 'election integrity efforts'

Two Facebook executives collectively got just shy of $1 million in bonuses in the second half of 2020, according to a new SEC filing. → Read More

Facebook will convert part of its headquarters into a vaccination site for underserved communities

Facebook's headquarters in Menlo Park, California, is being temporarily converted into a COVID vaccination site, COO Sheryl Sandberg said on Friday. → Read More

Boeing's infamous 737 Max plane has a new issue, and 16 airlines are being told to ground planes

Boeing said Friday it had recommended 16 airlines to ground their aircraft until it's fixed. The company released few other details about the issue. → Read More

Facebook was running ads with voter fraud conspiracies as recently as this week

A Facebook ad featuring voter fraud conspiracies from the conservative super PAC Restoration Action was running until Insider contacted Facebook. → Read More

Ohio Secretary of State blasts Tim Cook as 'elite' and says the Apple CEO's idea of voting on iPhones is 'preposterous'

After Apple CEO Tim Cook suggested the possibility of voting via iPhone, Ohio Secretary of State Frank LaRose called the idea "preposterous." → Read More

After data from half a billion Facebook users was leaked, the company isn't planning to tell people if they were impacted

Facebook accidentally leaked the personal information of over 533 million users, but is unable to alert them because it's not sure who was impacted. → Read More

In a precedent-setting move, Amazon's Twitch will now police streamers for violence, extremism, terrorism, and other violations that happen offline

Amazon-owned Twitch has a new, precedent-setting policy that addresses the actions of streamers when they're offline. → Read More

JPMorgan CEO Jamie Dimon says the bank will only need office capacity for 60% of employees post-pandemic

As more Americans get vaccinated and office work returns to normal, JPMorgan is preparing for a future with 60% office capacity. → Read More

Facebook, Google, and other tech giants donated tens of thousands of dollars to a Republican group that's pushing voter suppression laws

After pledging to halt all political contributions in early 2021, Facebook donated $50,000 to a Republican group that supports voter suppression laws. → Read More

Tim Cook wants Americans to be able to vote on their iPhones

"We do our banking on phones. We have our health data on phones," Tim Cook said before asking "why not" expand voting tech to smartphones. → Read More

Southwest pilot accused of exposing his genitals during a flight from Philadelphia to Orlando

The pilot, "intentionally committed an act of lewd, indecent and obscene exposure of his genitals in a public place," the Department of Justice alleges. → Read More

Apple CEO Tim Cook says he doesn't expect to be running the company a decade from now

Cook has been leading Apple for just shy of a decade. In another 10 years he's unlikely to still be running the show: "10 years is a long time." → Read More

Sony's smash-hit baseball game is headed to Xbox after years of PlayStation exclusivity

In a major change, "MLB The Show" will be available at launch on Microsoft's "Netflix of gaming" service, Xbox Game Pass. → Read More

I got the COVID-19 vaccine at a CVS, and it was so fast and efficient that it's not hard to understand how the chain has already vaccinated 10 million Americans

Getting vaccinated for COVID-19 at CVS was incredibly easy and efficient, from top to bottom, and I'm so glad I went there. → Read More

A leaked Amazon document reveals what its army of warehouse workers are and aren't allowed to say on social media

Amazon's army of tweeting warehouse workers are encouraged to push back on criticism of work conditions, but can't engage with unionization talk. → Read More

Facebook is making a major change that makes it easier for you to escape the algorithm-based News Feed

Facebook will allow users to make major changes to how its News Feed works in an upcoming update, the social media giant announced on Wednesday. → Read More

Amazon is sending employees into the trenches on Twitter as it battles its first union vote and reports about workers peeing in bottles

As reports of Amazon workers peeing in bottles resurface amid an ongoing unionization push, Amazon is again having employees defend it on Twitter. → Read More

Watch a rare video of robots jumping and dancing inside one of America's leading robotics firms

Inside American robotics giant Boston Dynamics, robots leap and dance while engineers work on the next generation. → Read More