Elon Musk is building a spaceship that's so ambitious that some experts are calling it 'science fiction.' Here's what SpaceX and its engineers are up against.

Elon Musk plans to blast a tourist around the moon in a ship made by his rocket company, SpaceX. The private lunar mission is meant to demonstrate a new two-part launch system called Big Falcon Rocket, which is designed to eventually bring humans to Mars. Engineers are said to be building a prototype of the BFR's spaceship primarily out of carbon-fiber composites. Exactly how SpaceX is building that spaceship isn't publicly known, but industry experts have some guesses based on a handful of im...
Tags: Spacex, Elon Musk, Texas, Congress, US, Trends, Department Of Defense, Tesla, Nasa, Earth, Port Of Los Angeles, Mars, Panama Canal, Boeing, Chris Hadfield, Federal Aviation Administration

This week’s best Android games to play instead of doing laundry

Welcome to our weekly column, in which YouTuber NimbleThor brings you a short list of the best new mobile games for your Android device, released over the past week. Whether you’re into casual time wasters or hardcore shooters, you’ll find something in here to exercise your thumbs with. You really should do your laundry: Those shirts are starting to develop quite a funk. But we’re all prone to procrastination, and if you’re going to shirk your responsibilities, you might as well spend that time ...
Tags: Google, Startups, Gaming, Distract

What are public lands?

US public lands have been in the news a lot lately, but what exactly are they?
Tags: Business, News, US

The best TV reboots and revivals of all time — and the worst

Reboots. Revivals. Returns. It's hard to classify the craze of TV shows being brought back to life. Some return with all-new casts and storylines, and others pick up exactly where the original show left off as if nothing happened. But as the new "Roseanne" and other reboots before it have proven, they can be a hit with audiences and critics alike. Even though "Roseanne" was canceled in May after star Roseanne Barr tweeted a racist remark, it premiered in April to over 18 million viewers. Reboot...
Tags: Abc, America, Trends, Netflix, Atlantic, Beverly Hills, Cbs, Roseanne Barr, Cw, Fuller House, Roseanne, Megan Garber, Ben Travers Indiewire, Jonathan Bernstein Guardian

Why Ripple is said to be the next Bitcoin

The rise of Bitcoin made some early investors very rich. For instance, anyone who purchased Bitcoin a few years ago at a few dollars has a success story to tell. Currently, the value of Bitcoin is approximately $6,553. However, they had to wait for quite some time before reaping the rewards. And the fact that the value of Bitcoin continues to rise, investors are still making more and more each day. What could be the case if we knew about the next successor? We have seen how Bitcoin has drastical...
Tags: Startups, Bitcoin, Contributors

Hellboy writer accidentally confirms ‘Diablo’ Netflix series

Stay awhile … and listen. A few months back gaming juggernaut Blizzard updated its job openings page with some tantalizing evidence we’d be hearing about a new or remastered Diablo game soon. But, as it turns out, the rumored “unannounced Diablo project” might instead be an “R-rated” animated Netflix series. This was semi-confirmed when Andrew Crosby, the writer who penned the upcoming Hellboy reboot, tweeted out that he was in final talks to write and show-run a Diablo series for Netflix. Unfor...
Tags: Startups, Gaming, Netflix, Distract, Andrew Crosby

Debt diary: How an engineer digs out of $100,000 in loans

Shannon Beranek craved an iced coffee after toiling all morning in 94-degree heat. But the civil engineer owes almost six figures in college loans, so she parked outside a Dunkin’ Donuts and watched the clock until the 99-cent drink special kicked in. This is life for Beranek, who is paying down around $93,000 in student […]
Tags: Business, News, Dunkin Donuts, Beranek, Nation & World, Shannon Beranek

Amazon is taking on TiVo with a new Fire TV DVR that can record live broadcasts (AMZN)

Amazon on Thursday debuted the Fire TV Recast, Amazon's first antenna and DVR.  The Fire TV Recast will play and record live TV, and integrate directly into your Fire TV. It can also send recorded footage to your other devices. Amazon says the device will allow you to "stream live TV anywhere from shows to local news, sports, and more from stations like ABC, CBS, FOX, NBC, PBS, and The CW." The device contains two tuners and a 500 GB DVR, which will let you record up to two shows at once, but t...
Tags: Amazon, Trends, Tivo, Alexa, ABC CBS FOX NBC PBS, Fire TV Recast Amazon, CW Fire TV Recast

The White House is considering an an antitrust investigation into 'online platform bias' at Google and Facebook — read the leaked document here

Business Insider has obtained a copy of a proposed executive order for President Trump that would ask federal law enforcement to "thoroughly investigate whether any online platform has acted in violation of the antitrust laws," to "protect competition among online platforms and address online platform bias." Trump has previously said, "Social Media is totally discriminating against Republican/Conservative voices." He has also stated, wrongly, that Google discriminated against his State of the ...
Tags: Apple, Google, Facebook, Mark Zuckerberg, Europe, Obama, White House, Trends, Social Media, Eu, Bloomberg, European Union, United States, Department Of Justice, Donald Trump, Trump

Honor Play review: Great for shooting bad guys, not photos

I wrote about my hands-on experience with the Honor Play when it launched last month, and I’ve tested it extensively since to see how it fares as a gaming phone. It’s unlike other devices aimed at gamers, because it looks just like any other Android handset on the market today, and it also costs a fair bit less. I’m happy to report that it indeed works well if you’re keen on testing your skills in Playerunknown’s Battlegrounds (PUBG) and other graphics-intensive titles. The cameras aren’t great,...
Tags: Startups, Playerunknown, Plugged

Amazon's Echo devices are getting a slick new feature to help protect your home — here's how it will work (AMZN)

Amazon is rolling out a new home security feature to its Echo devices, called Alexa Guard. After you tell Alexa you're leaving the house, Alexa Guard turns on — and it listens for the sounds of someone breaking into the house, or smoke and carbon monoxide alarms.  If Alexa Guard hears something suspicious, it will notify you via phone notification. You can also choose to allow Alexa to send a notification to your security provider, if you have one.  Alexa Guard can also use an algorithm to ra...
Tags: Amazon, Trends, Alexa, Adt, Alexa Guard

New Instagram feature could make captions #hashtag-free

One of the most annoying things about Instagram is to see hundreds of hashtags stuffed into photo captions. Thankfully, it looks like Instagram is working on a better way to present them. In a tweet, app researcher Jane Manchun Wong noted that the company is testing the ability to add hashtags without including them in the caption. Screenshots suggest that hashtags might appear as blocks beneath a post with separate the caption. Instagram is testing the ability to add hashtags to posts without i...
Tags: Startups, Apps, Instagram, Insider, Wong, Jane Manchun Wong

Quantified Commerce Shares: Understanding Vertical Integration And Why It Is The Path To Success

Vertical integration is a strategy where a firm owns or runs several stages of production, including taking raw materials and turning them into finished products. Therefore, firms that adopt vertical integration own numerous parts of the supply chain. Forward integration is when a firm owns an upstream supply chain such as an oil-drilling firm running a refinery plant. On the other hand, a firm that adopts backward integration runs a section of the operations that are downstream production whil...
Tags: Startups, Facebook, Professionalisms, Agam Berry, Vertical Integration, Quantified Commerce, Value Chain Integration

Franchises And Entrepreneurship: Some Things That You Should Know

Thinking of starting your own business but unsure of what route to take? Do you have a passion that you feel is going to waste? Do you simply want to try something new? If the answer to all of these is yes, then perhaps getting involved in a franchise is something you should consider. I doubt you expected a franchise to be a suggestion, but they offer countless opportunities and benefits for budding entrepreneurs. There is a huge host of opportunities for Growth and expansion if you take contro...
Tags: Startups, UK, Franchise, Business Advice, Professionalisms, Business Franchise, Franchising

Dow Jones Industrial Average, S&P 500 trade at record highs

An early wave of buying sent U.S. stocks solidly higher on Wall Street Thursday, pushing the Dow Jones Industrial Average above the all-time high it closed at in January. The S&P 500, the benchmark for many index funds, was also above the peak it reached last month. Technology stocks and banks accounted for much of […]
Tags: Business, News, Nation & World

'Nearly every aspect of humanity will be impacted': Verizon and AT&T are banking on 5G to connect every device on the planet to the Internet

Every industry, every vertical, and nearly every aspect of humanity will be impacted by 5G, according to a Cowen research note. The analysts believe that IoT represents the biggest 5G opportunity for the carriers. Verizon and AT&T have invested in teams that build out these 5G use cases for IoT. As the Big 4 wireless carriers race toward 5G adoption, much of the focus is on the blazing speeds 5G is expected to eventually offer. But the bigger opportunity for the telco giants might...
Tags: Verizon, Samsung, Los Angeles, Trends, Garmin, Mobile World Congress, GSMA, Samsung Galaxy Note, AT T, Harrington, Cowen, Warner Media, GPT, Mobeen Khan, Sean Harrington, John Stankey

Amazon made a $30 wall clock with its Alexa assistant built in (AMZN)

What time is it? Maybe time to get a new wall clock, powered by Amazon's Alexa virtual assistant.  The wall clock, somewhat unimaginatively called the Echo Clock, is Alexa-enabled and is capable of setting multiple timers at once. The clock is analog, but it has a built-in motor, so it's capable of updating the time on its own during Daylight Savings.  The clock will cost $30 and is available for pre-order starting Thursday. Amazon says it'll be available later this year. Join the conversation ...
Tags: Amazon, Trends, Alexa, AMZN, Watch Apple

7 great movies you can watch on Netflix this weekend

Netflix has too much content: TV, movies, standup, you name it. It's a great thing, but it also leads to hours spent trying to figure out what to watch, instead of actually watching something. To make your binge-watching a bit easier, every week, we comb through Netflix's current inventory and collect some movies that might spark your interest. From Star Wars story "Rogue One" to the brand-new Netflix original movie, "Nappily Ever After," these are some great movies on Netflix that you can wa...
Tags: Hbo, Trends, Netflix, Chris Evans, New England, Michael Cera, Brie Larson, Scott Pilgrim, Ramona, Sanaa Lathan

In Adobe’s $4.75B Acquisition of Marketo, a Signal for Marketing Tech

Tech giant Adobe announced Thursday it is buying marketing-software firm Marketo for $4.75 billion. The move may have a ripple effect on the realm of enterprise sales and marketing.Marketo, based in San Mateo, CA, was founded in 2006 and built its business on marketing automation—using software to track and manage potential customers’ interactions with a company. The firm had an IPO in 2013 and was bought out by Vista Equity Partners for $1.79 billion in 2016 (not a bad turnaround for Vista her...
Tags: Deals, Startups, Adobe, Ipo, Marketing, San Francisco, Trends, E-commerce, It, Vista, Vc, Software, Venture Capital, M&a, Salesforce, Oracle

The White House is considering an an antitrust investigation into 'online platform bias' at Google and Facebook

The proposed executive order would ask federal law enforcement to "thoroughly investigate whether any online platform has acted in violation of the antitrust laws," to "protect competition among online platforms and address online platform bias." President Trump has previously said, "Social Media is totally discriminating against Republican/Conservative voices." He has also stated, wrongly, that Google discriminated against his State of the Union speech. There is no evidence that either Google...
Tags: Google, Facebook, Mark Zuckerberg, Europe, Obama, White House, Samsung, Trends, Social Media, Eu, Bloomberg, European Union, Donald Trump, Trump, Alex Jones, Pivotal Research

16 Seasonal Must-Haves for Fall & Winter 2018

Fashion is a complex melting pot of sartorial choices, where almost anything goes as long as you add an intentionally on-trend component to the outfit. Individualism is the most important trend of all, and it’s extremely liberating. Now more than ever, we’re celebrating style diversity and the many, many ways to look stylish. Take the PERSONAL in personal style to heart because you have the power to pick and choose from the trend buffet, and sport it your way. After a well-received trend report,...
Tags: Fashion, Trends, Autumn 2018, Winter 2018/2019

Free holiday email examples to jump-start your campaigns

Need to jump-start your email marketing creativity? Inspire your own stand-out seasonal emails in minutes with our gorgeous and free holiday email examples. No need to stare at a blank screen, waiting for email inspiration to strike. Use these themed email examples as a starting point for all your end-of-year holiday campaigns: Halloween, Veterans Day, Thanksgiving, Small Business Saturday, Giving Tuesday, Hanukkah, Christmas and more. The examples are categorized by industry — from restaurants ...
Tags: Business, Design, Content Marketing, Copywriting, Email Design, Bella Girardi

Jeffrey Gitomer on Napoleon Hill’s Keys to Success in Life and Sales – Episode #114

Napoleon Hill’s keys to success are sought after by salespeople around the globe. On this episode of In the Arena, Anthony interviews the King of Sales, Jeffrey Gitomer, and asks him how he earned the opportunity to annotate a special new book of Hill’s earliest works, entitled “Truthful Living.” You’ll hear about 3 main keys to success that Hill refined over his years of teaching, as well as why sales advice can be applied to every aspect of your life. You won’t want to miss this sneak peek loo...
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Google is expected to reveal an affordable smart speaker with a screen at its October hardware event (GOOGL)

This story was delivered to Business Insider Intelligence IoT Briefing subscribers hours before it appeared on Business Insider. To be the first to know, please click here. Google is expected to unveil a new device featuring a screen as part of its Home smart speaker line at its hardware event in October, according to  Android Authority . The new smart speaker will reportedly be named the Google Home Hub, and feature Google Assistant, a seven-inch touchscreen display, and a $149 price ta...
Tags: Google, Amazon, Trends, Home Hub, Alexa, Jbl, Business Insider Intelligence, GOOGL, Android Authority, Amazon Subscribe, LG Lenovo, Google Home Hub

Cary Joji Fukunaga says he won't return to direct Netflix's 'Maniac' if there's a season 2

"Maniac" director Cary Joji Fukunaga made it clear while speaking to Business Insider that if Netflix does a second season of the show, he will not be a part of it.  This is similar to his work on HBO's "True Detective," in which he directed all the episodes of the first season and then walked away.   If there turns out to be a second season of "Maniac" on Netflix, Cary Joji Fukunaga will not be at the helm. The latest project from the in-demand director launched on the streaming giant on Fri...
Tags: Hbo, Trends, Netflix, James Bond, Emma Stone, Jonah Hill, Fukunaga, Cary Joji Fukunaga, Netflix Cary Joji Fukunaga, Patrick -LSB- Somerville

Mobile Ecommerce Trends Caused by AI in 2018

The integration of Artificial Intelligence (AI) in the workflow of small businesses has made them more efficient. And for e-commerce businesses with a mobile presence, the contribution of AI can transform your online business, this according to by Mofluid. According to Mofluid, AI is expected to have an impact in almost every industry vertical, easily making it the next level of technological shifts. And by 2020 the technology is expected to manage 85% of customer support with intelligent aut...
Tags: Sales, Technology Trends, Mofluid, AI Driven M Commerce Trends, Integration of AI Integrating AI

Rapid7 Launches Security Automation Tools to Take On IBM, FireEye

[Updated 9/20/18, 1:04 pm. See below.] Cybersecurity software firm Rapid7 is rolling out new and updated products geared toward helping customers automate more of their security processes and tie together the patchwork of defense mechanisms many of them have purchased from various vendors.The announcement fits into two big trends in security of the past few years: increasing investments in automation tools and strategies to relieve the burden on security and IT teams, amid mounting cyber threat...
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Lesson #300: Top 10 Traits of High-Performing Marketing Teams

eCommerce marketers today face two big challenges: designing strategies and campaigns that will stand out from the competition and staying abreast of the technological developments needed to compete with and conquer other online companies worldwide.  I reached out to my colleague Erika Jolly Brookes, the CMO at Springbot, an ecommerce marketing data analytics company, to help me in identifying some common traits that are found in some of the most powerful marketing teams in the industry.  Here ...
Tags: Startups, CMO, Erika, George Deeb, Springbot, Erika Jolly Brookes

California’s paid family leave program leaves many behind, report says

When Salvador Guillermo’s wife was expecting the couple’s first child, he requested paid family leave so he could spend time helping out at home and bonding with his son. The 38-year-old Los Angeles resident was an independent contractor at Keck Medical Center working as a phlebotomist drawing blood from patients. “We were short staffed at the time and they didn’t want me to take any time off, but I went through HR and they said I had the ability to take paid family leave,” he said. It didn’t go...
Tags: Amazon, Facebook, Business, Workplace, California, US, Los Angeles, Sport, Netflix, Soccer, United States, Joaquin, Rosario, Guillermo, Los Angeles Unified School District, Employment Development Department

It feels like Apple is being cheap by not including an important accessory with the $1,000 iPhone XS

Apple's new $1,000 iPhone XS doesn't come with a fast-charging brick.  You'd need to spend $70 on the relevant accessories to fast-charge the $1,000 iPhone XS. With a starting price of $1,000, the iPhone XS should come with a fast-charging brick. The fact that it doesn't makes it feel like Apple missed an easy and relatively inexpensive opportunity to provide the "complete package." Everything about the new iPhone XS and XS Max exudes luxury. From the edge-to-edge OLED displays, stainless ste...
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