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Alphabet could reportedly fold Nest into Google’s hardware division

Hardware company Nest may be folded into Google’s hardware division, according to a new report from The Wall Street Journal. The company is currently owned by Google’s parent company, Alphabet. Nest – which makes smart thermostats, home security systems, and doorbell cameras – was acquired by Google in 2014 for […]
Alphabet could reportedly fold Nest into Google’s hardware division
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HENRY BLODGET: 14 things you’ll want to know about the future of media

We’re at Business Insider’s IGNITION event to hear the leaders in tech and media discuss where the biggest transformations are happening in today’s digital landscape. To kick off the event, Business Insider CEO Henry Blodget delivered the following presentation put together with help from the BI Intelligence team. It focuses […]
HENRY BLODGET: 14 things you’ll want to know about the future of media
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Samsung and Apple defend top two spots in the global smartphone market

Global smartphones sales continued to grow in the third quarter of 2017, and increased 3% from the same period last year according to data collected by Gartner. Global market leaders Samsung and Apple were able to defend the two top spots from Chinese competitors despite increased competition. As we can […]
Samsung and Apple defend top two spots in the global smartphone market
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Verizon plans to offer wireless home internet access starting next year — and it could shake up the broadband market

Verizon will start offering wireless home broadband service in three to five cities in late 2018. The company will deliver the service using 5G networking technology, the next-generation wireless standard. Home wireless internet service like Verizon’s could increase competition, potentially leading to better pricing and performance. You already go online […]
Verizon plans to offer wireless home internet access starting next year  —  and it could shake up the broadband market
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Former Google exec Vic Gundotra had a ‘painful’ two-year process working with the FDA — and other startups should pay attention

AliveCor makes a portable EKG reader – the kind of electric heart monitoring that’s standard in hospitals – and it’s been FDA-cleared. Former Google executive and current AliveCor CEO Vic Gundotra explains what he learned during a ‘painful’ two-year FDA clearance process. Vic Gundotra embarked on his health tech startup […]
Former Google exec Vic Gundotra had a ‘painful’ two-year process working with the FDA  —  and other startups should pay attention
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Pinterest president and top business chief Tim Kendall is out

Pinterest’s president and top business executive, Tim Kendall, is leaving to create a startup with the goal of curbing tech device addiction. He will be replaced by Pinterest’s current SVP of ads and commerce, Jon Alferness, and continue to serve as an advisor. Pinterest raised $US150 million in funding at […]
Pinterest president and top business chief Tim Kendall is out
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WATCH: IGNITION 2017

Convene the biggest names and most innovative leaders in media, marketing, and technology. Add Business Insider’s unique blend of hard news and big ideas… …and you have IGNITION. WATCH HERE: Conversation: Innovating at Every Scale Jeff Schumacher, founder and CEO, BCG Digital Ventures, and Brian Cornell, board chairman and CEO […]
WATCH: IGNITION 2017
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HENRY BLODGET: 14 things you’ll want to know about the future of media

We’re at Business Insider’s IGNITION event to hear the leaders in tech and media discuss where the biggest transformations are happening in today’s digital landscape. To kick off the event, Business Insider CEO Henry Blodget delivered the following presentation put together with help from the BI Intelligence team. It focuses […]
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DIGITAL HEALTH BRIEFING: Google’s latest digital health moves — GE partners with Nvidia — Digital health platform in China could see $1 billion IPO

Welcome to Digital Health Briefing, a new morning email providing the latest news, data, and insight on how digital technology is disrupting the healthcare ecosystem, produced by BI Intelligence. Sign up and receive Digital Health Briefing free to your inbox. Have feedback? We’d like to hear from you. Write me […]
DIGITAL HEALTH BRIEFING: Google’s latest digital health moves  —  GE partners with Nvidia  —  Digital health platform in China could see $1 billion IPO
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These were the most Instagrammed cities in the world in 2017

After seven years in business, Instagram’s global community of 800 million users are still snapping and posting away. On Wednesday, the company released their 2017 Year in Review, which takes a look at what content floated above the rest, including the most-liked posts, top hashtags, and most-used filters. Below, take […]
These were the most Instagrammed cities in the world in 2017
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Here are the 10 most-followed Instagram accounts in 2017

Selena Gomez is the queen of Instagram for the second year in a row. Instagram released its 2017 Year in Review on Wednesday, which highlights the most-liked posts, top hashtags, and most-used filters from the past year. Gomez is the most-followed celebrity on Instagram for 2017, holding onto her title […]
Here are the 10 most-followed Instagram accounts in 2017
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Watch Snapchat’s CEO explain the new app design in 60 seconds

Snap CEO Evan Spiegel put out a 60-second video explaining Snapchat’s new redesign. This redesign is the biggest in Snapchat’s history. “One of the complaints we’ve heard about social media is that photos and videos from your friends are mixed in with content from publishers and creators and influencers,” Spiegel […]
Watch Snapchat’s CEO explain the new app design in 60 seconds
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WATCH LIVE: IGNITION 2017

Convene the biggest names and most innovative leaders in media, marketing, and technology. Add Business Insider’s unique blend of hard news and big ideas… …and you have IGNITION. WATCH LIVESTREAM HERE: Full Agenda: Presentation: The Five Most Important Trends in Media Henry Blodget, CEO, cofounder, and editorial director of Business […]
WATCH LIVE: IGNITION 2017
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Here are the 10 most-liked Instagram posts of 2017

It’s been a big year on Instagram from Beyoncé, Cristiano Ronaldo, and Selena Gomez. Instagram released its 2017 Year in Review on Wednesday, which highlights the most-liked posts, top hashtags, and most-used filters from the past year. Of the 10 most-liked posts on the app, Beyoncé, Ronaldo, and Gomez claim […]
Here are the 10 most-liked Instagram posts of 2017
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This is the biggest redesign in Snapchat’s history

Snapchat’s biggest-ever redesign simplifies the app into three main windows and separates all communication with friends from professionally produced content. A new Discover feed shows algorithmically sorted content from media partners and verified celebrities. Unlike Facebook, Snap employees will approve everything that appears in its content feed. The redesign will […]
This is the biggest redesign in Snapchat’s history
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Three aviation giants are working together to create hybrid electric planes

Airbus, Rolls-Royce, and Siemens are collaborating to create the technology necessary for a hybrid electric plane. They want to test a hybrid electric plane by 2020 and begin commercial flights by 2025. Electric engines could reduce aeroplane noise and fuel costs. Airbus, Rolls-Royce, and Siemens are collaborating to create the […]
Three aviation giants are working together to create hybrid electric planes
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Apple has a new YouTube channel full of iPhone tips and tricks

Apple launched a new YouTube channel on Tuesday with short videos on iPhone tips and tricks. After years of quietly resisting social media, Apple is now embracing it, especially for customer support. Apple quietly launched an official Apple Support YouTube channel on Monday. So far, the new online presence for […]
Apple has a new YouTube channel full of iPhone tips and tricks
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Many Americans just can’t put their phones down — even in bed

Exposure to light before attempting to go to sleep can wreak havoc on your circadian rhythm. If that light happens to be the bluish kind that smartphones and computer screens emit, the effect can be even worse. But concern over such dangers is no match for our collective smartphone addiction. […]
Many Americans just can’t put their phones down  —  even in bed
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If you’re addicted to diagnosing your health problems online, you might be suffering from cyberchondria

Cyberchondria is the tendency to self-diagnose health problems online to anxiety-producing results. With the proliferation of the internet, cyberchondria has become more and more common. In September, researchers at the Imperial College London estimated that trips to hospital clinics for internet-induced healthy anxieties cost the National Health Institute £420 million […]
If you’re addicted to diagnosing your health problems online, you might be suffering from cyberchondria
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One small tweak will let you use your iPhone in ‘dark mode’

A new iPhone feature lets you switch your display to a form of “dark mode,” meaning the screen appears black instead of white. The feature is an accessibility setting called “smart invert.” It works well in Apple-made apps, but won’t work correctly in most third-party apps. Thanks to a new […]
One small tweak will let you use your iPhone in ‘dark mode’
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Tumblr founder and CEO David Karp is resigning

Tumblr’s founder, David Karp, is resigning less than a year after Verizon acquired the Yahoo-owned subsidiary. Karp said he was leaving “after months of reflection on my personal ambitions.” He is also set to receive his fully vested compensation from Tumblr’s 2013 sale to Yahoo this year. Tumblr COO Jeff […]
Tumblr founder and CEO David Karp is resigning
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Twitter says it’s being blocked by Pakistan’s government

Twitter says the Pakistani government blocked the service on Saturday. Other social media sites like Facebook may be blocked as well. It’s unclear why Pakistan would block social media sites, but it could be related to recent protests in the country. Twitter’s service was blocked by Pakistan’s government Saturday,the company […]
Twitter says it’s being blocked by Pakistan’s government
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The maker of Pokémon Go just raised $200 million to build other AR games

Niantic, the company behind hit mobile game “Pokémon Go,” has raised roughly $US200 million. Niantic’s next game will be an augmented reality game based on “Harry Potter.” The creator of hit game “Pokémon Go,” Niantic, has raised $US200 million in funding as it prepares to release another augmented reality game […]
The maker of Pokémon Go just raised $200 million to build other AR games
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Tencent joins Facebook, Apple, and Amazon in the $500 billion club

Chinese tech giant Tencent has had a stellar year, and on Tuesday, it became the first Asian company to be worth more than $US500 billion. As we can see in this chart from Statista, the company is now more valuable than Facebook. Tencent’s stock has more than doubled this year, […]
Tencent joins Facebook, Apple, and Amazon in the $500 billion club
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DIGITAL HEALTH BRIEFING: Amazon to enter major healthcare partnership —  Apple Watch aids in treating depression — IBM Watson shows its power in cancer study

Welcome to Digital Health Briefing, a new morning email providing the latest news, data, and insight on how digital technology is disrupting the healthcare ecosystem, produced by BI Intelligence. Sign up and receive Digital Health Briefing free to your inbox. Have feedback? We’d like to hear from you. Write me […]
DIGITAL HEALTH BRIEFING: Amazon to enter major healthcare partnership  —  Apple Watch aids in treating depression  —  IBM Watson shows its power in cancer study
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All you need to know about machine learning

If you’re keeping up to date on technology news, you’re probably seeing references to machine learning everywhere, and for good reason: machine learning is an integral component of the way that computers process information. Machine learning is all around us, informing our day to day lives from the way we […]
All you need to know about machine learning
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The 20 best smartphones in the world

The gap between good and great smartphones is getting smaller and smaller, and ranking smartphones is becoming harder and harder. There’s a lot to consider here, such as specs, features, design, and price. Thankfully, most of these smartphones come with more than enough power, great designs, and tons of features. […]
The 20 best smartphones in the world
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49 of the biggest scandals in Uber’s history

Uber went public on Friday, May 10, in one of the biggest IPOs ever, but news hasn’t always been so rosy for the company. Over the years, Uber has been plagued by a long list of scandals, ranging from reports of sexual harassment to aggressive strategies to take down the […]
49 of the biggest scandals in Uber’s history
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Inside Facebook’s early efforts to attack TV

Watch, Facebook’s three-month-old hub for original shows, has yet to produce a commercial hit. The Facebook-funded shows that have been renewed for second seasons all share the same trend of initial spikes in viewership followed by steep declines. Facebook is judging the success of shows largely based on the repeat […]
Inside Facebook’s early efforts to attack TV
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Uber’s data breach was relatively small when compared to the Yahoo hack

On Tuesday, Uber CEO Dara Khosrowshahi quietly announced that Uber had suffered a large data breach in 2016. The worst part? The company reportedly paid the hackers $US100,000 to cover it up, and failed to disclose the hack in a timely manner. The hackers gained access to the personal information […]
Uber’s data breach was relatively small when compared to the Yahoo hack
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These are the best deals airlines are offering for Black Friday

While tech and clothing deals get much of the Black Friday publicity, many airlines will also be offering significant discounts. They include $US99 tickets from the US to Europe and $US6.63 flights within Europe. Some of the discounts will be active through Thanksgiving weekend. Black Friday is almost here, which […]
These are the best deals airlines are offering for Black Friday
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Why speedometers go to 140 or 160 mph, even if cars can’t drive that fast

Most speedometers max out around 140 or 160 mph, even though the cars aren’t designed to go that fast. The practice serves automakers’ needs to mass-produce standard gauges for different cars. It also adds psychological benefits to drivers, who may want to think of themselves as amateur racecar drivers. The […]
Why speedometers go to 140 or 160 mph, even if cars can’t drive that fast
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Google is finally, officially starting work on its new $1.3 billion London HQ

Better late than never. Google is finally, officially starting work on its new British headquarters in London, years after it was first announced. On Tuesday, Google held its official groundbreaking of the site, where it will build a “landscraper” designed by famous architect Thomas Heatherwick. Ruth Porat, chief financial officer […]
Google is finally, officially starting work on its new $1.3 billion London HQ
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