Technology

NIO launches its ES8 all-electric SUV in China

 Electric vehicle startup NIO has launched its first production car, the ES8 – a fully electric SUV with 220 miles of range, fast charging t...

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Facebook will soon demote posts that beg for likes, comments, and shares

Starting this week, Facebook will begin demoting spammy or “engagement bait” posts that goad users into taking actions like sharing, tagging, liking, or commenting...

The Verge

BMW teams up with Solid Power to develop solid-state batteries for cars

 Automaker BMW is chasing that solid-state battery tech carrot, same as most everyone else in the industry. Today, it’s announcing a new par...

Techcrunch

Virgin Hyperloop One said to add Richard Branson as Chair and raise $50M

 It’s probably no surprise that billionaire Richard Branson is going to be taking a more active role in Virgin Hyperloop One, considering th...

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Toyota will electrify entire vehicle lineup by 2025

 Toyota is finally revealing the details of its plan to catch up with some of its rivals on electrification; the automaker has focused primarily on hybrids an...

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Flu Season Is Here Early. Why Didn't We See It Coming?

The best flu models still can't project the infection's trajectory more than a couple of weeks into the future. Here's how that could ch...

Wired

WeWork’s New Startup Incubator Promises 'Fertile Paradise'

WeWork is quietly recruiting startups to a project called Area 51 Paradise Ranch, an incubator and "launchpad."...

Wired

Facebook will downrank those spammy posts that ask you to tag your friends

Facebook will punish spammy posts from would-be viral publishers that ask you to tag a friend or hit "like" in response to a post, t...

Business Insider Tech

Google gets into the spirit with Holiday Doodle series - CNET

Google is set to tell a story through the medium of Doodles over the coming weeks...

CNET

A UK gaming studio involved with Forza and Hitman is set to IPO at £145 million

UK gaming studio Sumo Digital has announced it will go public on the London Stock Exchange this week in a listing that will see it valued at £145 million. Fo...

Business Insider Tech

Online mattress startup Simba closes £40 million investment round

Simba raises £40 million 'Series B' investment, led by VC Atami Capital. Forecasting revenue of £41 million this...

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Facebook is clamping down on posts that shamelessly beg for your engagement

 A lot of crap gets shared on Facebook, but coming soon the volume may be a little less after Facebook made a move to penalize content that shamelessly begs...

Techcrunch

Impatient With Colleges, Employers Design Their Own Courses

Technology companies and other employers are crafting their own curricula and sharing them with colleges and universities...

Wired

France files supplier contract complaint against Amazon

 The French government has filed a complaint against ecommerce giant Amazon alleging abuse of a dominant position with some of its suppliers, according to Re...

Techcrunch

Poor broadband access means 4% of British premises can't stream Netflix in Ultra HD

There are still more than 1 million households and businesses which can't access a basic level of superfast broadband. These premises can't stream a...

Business Insider Tech

FarmCrowdy raises $1M round to bring Nigerian farmers online and to market

 Bringing small scale Nigerian farmers to a broader market has netted the new startup Farmcrowdy $1 million from investors including Techstars, Cox Ventures a...

Techcrunch

Vainglory's World Championships shows mobile e-sports is a thing - CNET

With twelve teams and over $140,000 up for grabs, the Razer 2017 Vainglory World Championships in Singapore played out to a full house...

CNET

Relax by a yule log with Lil BUB the internet cat - CNET

Famous cat Lil BUB purrs, snorts, and wheezes the night away in front of a roaring fireplace in this festive hour-long video...

CNET

WheelStreet is bringing dock-less motorbikes to India’s cities

 By now the world is familiar with the rise of on-demand bicycle services, which started out with Mobike and Ofo in China, but one startup is twisting the con...

Techcrunch

Amazon Prime UK could face probe over late deliveries - CNET

UK’s Advertising Standards Authority is mulling an investigation into Amazon Prime after shoppers complain they’re not receiving shipments as quickly as advertised...

CNET

ING: Bitcoin will be a niche asset for 'tech nerds,' the privacy-obsessed, and criminals

ING: "Bitcoin has little to offer to a wider audience, and will likely return to being a niche product for a select group of enthusiasts." Economist...

Business Insider Tech

CHATBOTS EXPLAINED: Why businesses should be paying attention to the chatbot revolution (FB, AAPL, GOOG)

This is a preview of a research report from BI Intelligence, Business Insider's premium research service. To learn more about BI Intelligence, click here. Advance...

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10 things in tech you need to know today (GOOG, AMZN, AAPL, MSFT, TSLA)

Good morning! Here's the technology news you need to know to start off the week. 1. A bombshell letter claims that Uber hacked into competitors&a...

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Horizons Ventures backs AI startup Fano Labs in first Hong Kong investment

 Horizons Ventures, the VC firm founded by Hong Kong’s richest man Li Ka-Shing, has made a rare early-stage investment after it backed AI st...

Techcrunch

THE MOBILE CARRIER LANDSCAPE: How AT&T, Verizon, T-Mobile, and Sprint are overcoming slow user growth amid a fierce price war

This is a preview of a research report from BI Intelligence, Business Insider's premium research service. To learn more about BI Intelligence, cl...

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Oracle to buy construction collaboration software maker Aconex for $1.2B in cash

 Oracle will pay $1.2 billion in cash to buy construction software developer Aconex, the companies announced today. Based in Melbourne, Aconex&#82...

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Uber ride-hailing comes to BBM — because some people in the world still use BBM

 It’s been some time since Uber made its full service available inside messaging apps — most notably Facebook Messenger &a...

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Tencent and JD.com invest $863M into e-commerce firm Vipshop to battle Alibaba

 Tencent, the internet giant that recently became Asia’s first $500 billion company, is continuing its investment spree after it agreed to b...

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The busiest airport in the world has been shut down by a catastrophic power outage

Hartsfield-Jackson Atlanta International Airport suffered a catastrophic power outage on Sunday. The outage is believed to have been caused by a fire at an underground Georg...

Business Insider Tech

Learning to embrace conflict as a part of startup culture

 Most team leaders will agree on the majority of decisions that need to be made and good startup teams seem telepathic at times, but there are inevitably goin...

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Feds reportedly spent $22M on mysterious UFO program - CNET

Program was discontinued in 2012, but its backers say it still exists, the New York Times reports...

CNET

Kirakira vs. the world

   “In order for the light to shine so brightly, the darkness must be present.” — Franc...

Techcrunch

The $52.4 billion Disney-Fox deal is not just about Netflix — it also has major ad-sales ramifications

Disney has announced a $52.4 billion media-industry-rocking deal to acquire a collection of assets from 21st Century Fox. While 21st Century Fox's content assets...

Business Insider Tech

Ian McKellen wants to play Gandalf in Amazon 'Rings' series - CNET

Since the "Lord of the Rings" wizard is 7,000 years old, the actor feels he can still do the role justice at 78...

CNET

This is the most successful age when Silicon Valley founders exit

Many associate startup founders with young 20-somethings. A presentation from researchers at The National Bureau of Economic Research found the average exit age of successfu...

Business Insider Tech

Here's how Amazon's and Apple's new smart speakers stack up with consumers (AMZN, AAPL)

This is a preview of a research report from BI Intelligence, Business Insider's premium research service. To learn more about BI Intelligence, click here. Smart s...

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The Last Jedi should be the last Star Wars film

 At the risk of being ostracized by the vast majority of my TC teammates, let me propose that Star Wars: The Last Jedi would — in a fairer u...

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Disney has struck an industry-changing deal, and now 'everybody is talking to everybody' (DIS)

The Disney-21st Century Fox deal has been announced, and some media analysts expect a flurry of deals to follow. The first may be for independent Hollywood studios, as conte...

Business Insider Tech

The secret to Steve Jobs' and Elon Musk's success, according to a former Apple and Tesla executive

George Blankenship knows a thing or two about innovative companies. Now an independent consultant, Blankenship was previously a vice president at Tesla Motors from 2010 to 201...

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After decades in Silicon Valley as an entrepreneur and investor, Tim Ferriss found it was too 'closed-minded' and moved to Austin, Texas instead

Tim Ferriss is a bestselling author and star podcast host with a huge following in the tech industry. He recently moved from Silicon Valley to Austin, Texas. He was alarmed...

Business Insider Tech

Inside the New York City offices of $45 billion hedge-fund firm Two Sigma

What do you picture when you imagine a hedge-fund office? A noisy trading floor full of hedge-fund guys in fleece vests? Two Sigma, a $45 billion hedge-fund firm that uses ad...

Business Insider Tech

Negativity and Startups

 2017 has not been a good year for good news in the startup world. VCs repeatedly sexually harassing founders, often over a period of years. Products that are...

Techcrunch

All the 'Star Wars' movies, ranked from worst to best

It's now become a yearly discussion: Where does the latest "Star Wars" movie rank all time? With Disney releasing a "Star W...

Business Insider Tech

BuzzFeed took a shot at Facebook and Google — but it needs them more than they need it

BuzzFeed went there, calling for Facebook and Google to better pay quality publishers. CEO Jonah Peretti is using recent controversies over fake news to dial up pressure on...

Business Insider Tech

A look at the weddings of Bill Gates, Mark Zuckerberg, and more high-profile people in successful relationships

• Many of the most successful people out there also have incredibly successful marriages. • While you can't read into a marriage...

Business Insider Tech

The Elecjet AnyWatt is a great but sketchy USB-C MacBook dongle

Dongles are, as a general rule, terrible. Using them is bad, losing them is bad, from a design perspective they look bad — even the word “dongle” just sounds bad...

The Verge

'Game of Thrones' final season is 'bigger than it's ever been' - CNET

Take it from the King in the North: The HBO hit is coming back with a vengeance, though we still don't know when...

CNET

Bitcoin's illiquidity is going to be a huge problem when the bubble bursts (BTC)

Bitcoin is becoming more and more illiquid as time goes by. As more people buy bitcoin, the network becomes increasingly congested, and transaction times get longer. Transact...

Business Insider Tech

Jodie Foster revisits 'Silence of the Lambs' to troll Trump - CNET

Hannibal Lecter (Stephen Colbert) helps Clarice Starling with Robert Mueller's probe into the president's Russia ties...

CNET

The 42 best holiday shopping deals right now: Dec. 17 update - CNET

With one week to go until Christmas, some better-than-Black Friday deals are still available...

CNET

Any phone but iPhone X, according to this Sprint salesman - CNET

Commentary: In my visit to the last of the big four carrier stores, the salesman was bullish, animated and adamant...

CNET

The wildest scientific discoveries of 2017

2017 was a year of discovery: NASA started using reusable rockets, patients started treating cancer using only their own cells, and scientists discovered the Earth&#03...

Business Insider Tech

The Christmas Car Tree puts your car in the holiday spirit

This Christmas tree for your car is sure to turn heads this holiday season. Following is a transcript of the video. This Christmas tree goes on top of your car.&nb...

Business Insider Tech

2017 Cookbook Roundup: Pie and Whiskey, Craft Coffee, Dinner in an Instant

The fall of 2017 brings with it six excellent books for making coffee, instant-pot dinners, and Thai drinking fare...

Wired

How Ex-Microsoft exec Bob Muglia triumphed over two humiliating demotions to become CEO of hot startup Snowflake (MSFT)

After a 23-year career at Microsoft and two-years at Juniper Networks, Bob Muglia has spent the last four years in his first CEO role, happily running a fast-growing cloud dat...

Business Insider Tech

Billionaire Peter Thiel helped fund plans to build the world's first floating city — take a look at the designs

Nearly a decade ago, billionaire Peter Thiel cofounded a nonprofit called Seasteading Institute, and contributed seed funding toward what cou...

Business Insider Tech

A popular San Francisco coffee shop that raised $75 million could be the next Blue Bottle

Almost as soon as Nestlé spent $425 million to buy a majority stake in hip coffee chain Blue Bottle in September, the search for the next hot coffee brand was underway.  Sa...

Business Insider Tech

'SNL' reveals what happens when superheroes get pulled over - CNET

Holy traffic tickets, Captain Shadow! Turns out Kevin Hart's superhero is keeping a super-secret...

CNET

The 10 most beautiful cars on sale today

Cars are more than just transportation. They can be rolling art. Two years ago, Business Insider put together our first list of the most beautiful cars in 2015. Here&#...

Business Insider Tech

The 14 best new TV shows of 2017, ranked

A lot of new TV shows premiered in 2017, and plenty of them are worth your time.  Women dominated new shows this year, with several impactful female-driven st...

Business Insider Tech

This water bike can ride on water up to 12 mph

Following is a transcript of the video. This bike lets you ride on water. The Manta5 is a hydrofoil water bike. It's powered by...

Business Insider Tech

Vice Media has a clever plan for the end of net neutrality — it's building a renegade community-owned internet service

Vice's Motherboard is attempting to build its own community-based internet network in hopes of inspiring a nationwide grassroots movement. Motherboard will begin...

Business Insider Tech

I traveled for weeks with an iPhone X as my only computer — here's what I loved, and what Apple needs to improve (AAPL)

I took my new iPhone X with me on a weeks-long vacation to Italy, forgoing a laptop or tablet. The phone's camera and the battery life made it an amazing travel b...

Business Insider Tech

Tom Brady's personal trainer took me through the quarterback's intense workout — and it changed my life

A couple of months ago, I tried the intense diet and fitness regimens that 40-year-old NFL quarterback Tom Brady touts in his new book &a...

Business Insider Tech

We've tried a bunch of headphones – these are our 9 favorites

I'm not going to pretend that my colleagues and I have tried every pair of headphones out there, but we've tried a bunch, and our favorites can give...

Business Insider Tech

Roy Moore's Horse-Riding Skills Top This Week's Internet News Roundup

Roy Moore's horse's name is Sassy—and the horse has a Twitter account now...

Wired

Delta's CEO explains why airline computers fail and how tech will change flying (DAL)

Delta CEO Ed Bastian attributes the recent spate of computer network failures at major airlines to the lack of investment over the past decade. Bastian believes technology i...

Business Insider Tech

Jeep's New 2018 Wrangler Is Exactly What the Off-Roading Fans Ordered

The new generation of the classic off-roader gives drivers exactly what they want—and other automakers should do the same...

Wired

The $13.7 billion Whole Foods buy has turned the whole world against Amazon — and we'll see the sparks fly next year (AMZN)

The big theme in tech this year was consolidation — not in terms of mergers and acquisitions, but in the big companies extending their reach...

Business Insider Tech

Netflix, Will Smith bring the blockbuster home with 'Bright' - CNET

The action film starring Will Smith is the company's first movie shot in the quality that normally gets a big Hollywood premiere...

CNET

Here are the greatest video games of 2017 - CNET

With a year filled with great games at every turn, those deemed best of the year are truly an exceptional bunch...

CNET

2017 was a year for the ages in games - CNET

A year jam-packed with incredible games made it tough to narrow it down to a select few...

CNET

Secret Link Uncovered Between Pure Math and Physics

An eminent mathematician reveals that his advances in the study of millennia-old mathematical questions owe to concepts derived from physics...

Wired

Thales agrees to buy Gemalto in digital security deal worth ~$5.43BN

 Digital security solutions provider Gemalto has agreed to a €51 per share acquisition offer from French aerospace and defense firm Thales &#82...

Techcrunch

Vainglory debuts new 5v5 mode at its world championships - CNET

The new game mode will launch in February, and future tournaments will see pro e-sports teams take the field with five players...

CNET

THE FUTURE OF SHIPPING REPORT: Why shipping could be the next billion dollar opportunity for online retailers (FDX, UPS, AMZN, WMT, BABA)

The parcel delivery industry — a segment of the shipping sector that deals with the transportation of packages to consumers — is booming th...

Business Insider Tech

To ICO or not to ICO?

 Sorry… I had to. For some actual wise words about crypto, read this. Read More...

Techcrunch

The technology industry needs to think more seriously about device addiction

 As we grow as a culture, especially for newer generations, we need to start asking important questions: ‘how as a species do we begin the e...

Techcrunch

2019 Chevrolet Silverado: Here's a quick first look - Roadshow

The next-generation full-sized pickup truck just flew in from Detroit...

CNET

Take a quick look at the 2019 Chevrolet Silverado - Roadshow

The next-generation full-sized pick up truck just flew in from Detroit...

CNET

'Star Wars: The Last Jedi' has low initial audience scores - CNET

Commentary: On Rotten Tomatoes, audiences don't love the new "Star Wars" movie like the critics do. The results are similar on Metacriti...

CNET

Humans probably won't ever live forever — and new genetic discoveries might explain why

Researchers say humanity has already reached the upper limit for longevity, which sits at about 115 years. Many scientists run mathematical models predicting leaps in the li...

Business Insider Tech

Mozilla backpedals after Mr. Robot-Firefox misstep - CNET

The privacy-promoting nonprofit says mea culpa after distributing an extension to its Firefox browser that made people worry they'd been hacked...

CNET

California issues guidance on cell phones and health - CNET

A state agency doesn't take a firm stance on whether cell phones are dangerous, but it offers recommendations on reducing risks...

CNET

Facebook, Google, and Bain & Company are the 3 best employers in the US — here's what they have in common

Two tech companies and a consulting firm make an unusual trio, but according to the employer review site Glassdoor they share one key distinction. Google, Facebook, and Bain &...

Business Insider Tech

This collection features images from one of science’s most influential explorers

In September, publisher Kroncker Wallis Kickstarted its new edition of influential math text Euclid’s Element. The publisher has a new project that’s now funding on...

The Verge

Do Good Companies ICO?

 There has been a veritable explosion in the use of initial coin offerings (abbreviated ICO, sometimes also referred to as a token generating event or TGE, or...

Techcrunch

This Brooklyn brownstone brims with beautiful music, art - CNET

In this installment of CNET's Show Us Yours, we give you a peek into Ivan's pad. He's an artist, record company owner and an audiophile...

CNET

Here are the top 5 banks offering the mobile banking features consumers say they want most

When it comes to offering cutting-edge mobile banking features that consumers most value, Wells Fargo tops the list, according to BI Intelligence’s Mobile Ba...

Business Insider Tech

Uber used former CIA officers posing as businessmen to collect trade secrets and other intel, explosive letter claims

There are a lot of explosive claims in a recently unsealed letter written by a lawyer for a former Uber intelligence manager. One claim is that Uber contracted with ex-CIA o...

Business Insider Tech

Pro-Ject’s turntable makes you want to get up and dance - CNET

The Audiophiliac goes deep into the music with the Pro-Ject Classic SB turntable...

CNET

Apple has a history of choosing cash over startups

 Apple has more cash than any other tech company on the planet. Yet, that hasn’t translated into spending on acquisitions. Over the past fiv...

Techcrunch

How to spot the huge asteroid behind the Geminid meteor shower - CNET

It's called 3200 Phaethon. It's as big as a small town. And it's flying by your place this weekend...

CNET

Gillmor Gang: Golden Goose

 The Gillmor Gang — Doc Searls, Frank Radice, Denis Pombriant, Keith Teare, and Steve Gillmor. Recorded live Friday, December 15, 2017. G3:...

Techcrunch

All the features I’m still getting used to on the iPhone X

Since the week before Thanksgiving, I’ve been using the iPhone X. Prior to that, I was using the iPhone 8 Plus, which Apple loaned me. During the busy fall reviews sea...

The Verge

One group of traders has risen to dominate bitcoin trading

Japanese men in their 30s and 40s are driving the cryptocurrency market.  They overtook their Chinese counterparts after regulators started to shut down excha...

Business Insider Tech

Uber secretly recorded phone calls with its employees without their permission, explosive letter claims

There are a lot of explosive claims in a recently unsealed letter written by a lawyer for a former Uber intelligence manager. One claim is that Uber secretly recorded &amp...

Business Insider Tech

11 books the US Army's top officer recommends to help understand the world

11 books the US Army's top officer recommends to help understand the worldSEE ALSO: 11 books the Army's top officer recommends to he...

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Bitcoin bull Tom Lee has identified 12 stocks that are perfect if you don’t want to own it (GBTC, MGTI, GROW, HIVE.CN, DCC.AU, NVDA, AMD, CME, CBOE, OSTK, GS, SQ, XBT)

Bitcoin is still too risky for many investors with a lot of money at stake.   But there's a handful of stocks that stand to bene...

Business Insider Tech

Welcome to CTRL+T, TechCrunch’s podcast about tech and culture

 Without further ado, it brings us great pleasure to introduce you to CTRL+T, a new podcast hosted by TechCrunch Reporter Megan Rose Dickey and Editorial Dire...

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