TikTok VP Blake Chandlee to speak at Business Insider event in October

Business Insider is proud to announce that Blake Chandlee will speak at the inaugural BI Global Trends Festival, a virtual event taking place the week of October 19-23, 2020.

Chandlee is the VP overseeing all of TikTok’s ad partnerships, sales operations, and anything the app does to generate revenue — making him one of the most important people running the company’s US operations today.

The company has been in the spotlight since the Trump administration’s attempts to issue a nationwide ban on the app, which allows users to record short videos synchronized with music. Now, the decision on the ban will be delayed until at least after Election Day 2020.

Chandlee came in at the beginning of 2020 to head up TikTok’s global business solutions, the division working with brands to advertise on the growing platform, Business Insider previously reported. Under Chandlee, TikTok’s ad product offerings have expanded dramatically, to

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Insider shopping tips and sales for Amazon Prime Day 2020.

Kim Komando, Special to USA TODAY
Published 8:00 a.m. ET Oct. 11, 2020

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Amazon Prime Day 2020 is Oct. 13-14. (Photo: Amazon)

Amazon Prime Day is Christmas in July for techies – most years, that is. In 2020, following pandemic-delays, the two-day sale kicks off on Oct. 13 at midnight EDT.

I’ve told you before about all the great perks you get with an Amazon Prime membership – here are 11 of my favorites – and Prime Day sales might just top the list. In fact, Amazon customers will spend an estimated $10 billion next week.

It’s not just tech and gadgets on sale. You’ll find hot deals across just about every category. The main Prime Day deals page is a good place to get started.

But many deals expire quickly, and new ones appear steadily, often without much notice. I’ve got insider tips to help you get the

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It’s Not Good News, Insider Claims

Apple AirTags, the highly anticipated location trackers that have been on the horizon for ages, it seems, are not about to be announced alongside the iPhone 12 at Apple’s big event next week.

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That’s according to the highly reliable tipster Jon Prosser, who has tweeted: “This one hurts my heart: I’m being told that Apple has pushed back the announcement and launch of AirTags to March of 2021.”

Well, that’s a shame. AirTags not only sound fantastic but images of them exactly match the central image on next week’s Apple Event invitation, that is, the Apple logo on a circular device.

Assuming that visual similarity isn’t a coincidence – and this is Apple, so there ain’t no such thing as an accident here – it suggests that until very recently, that is,

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AI in Banking Report from Insider Intelligence

AI in banking is maturing and entering the mainstream as financial institutions (FIs) roll out AI solutions across their businesses.

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AI is helping banks with their anti-money laundering and know-your-customer obligations.

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This marks a move beyond the experimental for the technology, with a solid majority of global financial services firms either having implemented or currently working to implement AI solutions in business domains like risk management (77%), generation of new revenue potential through new products or processes (80%), customer service (74%), process re-engineering and automation (73%), and client acquisition (69%), per the Cambridge Centre for Alternative Finance and the World Economic Forum.

But even as the AI applications for banking come into clearer focus, buzz surrounding the tech remains undiminished — making it necessary for FIs to look at real use cases to grasp the tech’s true potential. More than three-quarters (77%) of global bankers believe that

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SUCCESS INSIDER: Career coaches, executive compensation, startups

A career coach can help you identify opportunities you might otherwise miss. Business Insider asked readers to nominate coaches who’ve given them the tools and confidence to revamp their careers. Here are 23 of the most impressive.

Meet them here.

This week, we have a list of startup accelerators, how much the highest-paid tech and media execs make, the text message one founder used to raise $128,000 from friends and family, and more.

3 secrets to thriving as an entrepreneur, from a millennial who grew her Instagram account into a multimillion-dollar swimwear brand

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Devin Brugman is the cofounder of Monday Swimwear. She’s also a brand ambassador and has a major social media presence. The ambitious entrepreneur shared the strategies that have helped her advance her career. 

Read more here.

8 questions to ask at meetings that will show the CEO you’re a born leader

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Insider Energy: Tesla’s bet on silicon, BP plummets after green makeover

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Climate commitments erupted from this week — Climate Week — like popcorn from seed, oil from a pressurized well, electrons from solar cells. 

China, the world’s top emitter, made a surprising pledge to reach net-zero emissions by 2060. California said it would ban sales of new gas-guzzling cars by 2035. Meanwhile, a number of corporate giants — from Morgan Stanley to Walmart — committed to various emissions reduction targets. 

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