New York’s LaGuardia Airport has a reputation for being one of the worst airports in the US. I reviewed my experience flying out of Terminal B in December 2017 and found it to be dirty, cramped, and poorly lit. I flew out …Read More »
Air New Zealand sells an unusual economy seat that can turn into a couch. Here's why they are bit disappointing but still worth it.
We tried out Air New Zealand’s Skycouch on a recent vacation to New Zealand. The Skycouch allows passengers to convert a row of three economy class seats into a flat platform. According to the airline “Skycouch is a great option …Read More »
An Oxford philosopher who's inspired Elon Musk thinks mass surveillance might be the only way to save humanity from doom
Philosopher Nick Bostrom has argued that humans could be living in a Matrix-style simulation. At the TED 2019 conference in Vancouver, Canada, Bostrom posited another idea: that humanity could destroy itself with a technology of our own creation. Bostrom said …Read More »
Uber has raised $1 billion for its self-driving unit, which is now valued at more than $7 billion (UBER)
Toyota, Softbank, and Denso corporation are investing $1 billion in Uber’s self-driving car unit, the company said Thursday. The round values Uber’s Advanced Technologies Group at $7.25 billion, confirming earlier reports it was looking to raise more capital. Self-driving technology …Read More »
A start-up that's building a 'one-tap' mortgage application tool is now jumping into the auto-loan market
Start-up Blend has been working toward an ambitious goal: reducing the mortgage-application process to a single tap on a smartphone. The company, which creates digital tools to streamline home lending, is actively working on a solution with a couple clients, …Read More »
The Carolina Panthers made an awesome mash-up of 16 classic video games to reveal their regular season schedule. Here's every game they referenced.
In a video released on Wednesday, the NFL’s Carolina Panthers used 16 different video games to show off their regular season matchups. Most of the games are retro titles from the 90s, but there are some references to modern games, …Read More »
An inside look at the new headquarters of a Wall Street disrupter that just moved to a swanky new office in glamorous Hudson Yards
MarketAxess, which runs the largest electronic marketplace for US corporate bonds, relocated its headquarters to 55 Hudson Yards in January. The space is 83,000 square-feet across three floors and can hold roughly 450 employees. MarketAxess spent $25.1 million to build …Read More »
Consulting firms are encroaching on the advertising business. Here's why Burger King's top marketing exec doesn't buy into the consulting firm hype.
Fernando Machado, the global chief marketing officer of Burger King, doesn’t think consulting firms have much creative prowess, at least not yet. “I don’t see the value [in working with them],” Machado told Business Insider in a recent interview. He …Read More »
'We're an anomaly': Complex Networks ignored the digital media playbook and now it's on track to make at least $200 million this year, profitably
Sneaker culture-focused media company Complex Networks is an exception to the gloom and doom surrounding digital media. CEO Rich Antoniello has avoided a lot of the playbook that’s driven digital media in the past several years. Complex has diversified its …Read More »
The UK will age-block porn from July 15. This 'porn pass' is one way you'll be watching it in future.
It’s about to become much more difficult to watch porn in the UK. Porn in the UK will be age-blocked as of July 15, with porn sites having to bring in age-verification. One of the proposed age-verification systems is called …Read More »