Companies like Microsoft and Shake Shack have experimented with the four-day workweek to improve work-life balance for their employees. But for all the advantages a shorter workweek may offer, there’s also a downside to consider. Cutting the workweek short could …Read More »
'Frozen II' has huge $127 million opening weekend, the biggest ever for an animated movie released in November (DIS)
Disney’s “Frozen II” earned an estimated $127 million in its opening weekend. That’s the biggest opening weekend gross for an animated movie in the month of November. The movie had a worldwide cume of $350 million. Visit Business Insider’s homepage …Read More »
Scooters, self-driving cars, and bots: San Francisco is finally launching an office to regulate new tech before it enters public areas
San Francisco has become a testing ground for new tech in recent years as electric scooters, delivery robots, and ride-sharing cars have entered the city’s ecosystem. But some side effects have included sidewalk and street congestion and negative public sentiment …Read More »
The 2019 Los Angeles auto show is putting electric vehicles on display in big numbers this year. Hidden within the new vehicles themselves are some exciting new features that are moving the industry forward in ways once unimagined. Read on …Read More »
The director of 2015's critically reviled 'Fantastic Four' movie reviewed it and said he expected it 'to be much worse than it was'
Josh Trank, the director of the 2015 “Fantastic Four” movie that flopped at the box office and was critically panned, reviewed the movie on Friday on the film-centric social platform Letterboxd. Trank called the movie “alright” and wrote that he …Read More »
Before you invest in Google's ambitious new cloud gaming service, there's something you should know about your PlayStation 4
Google’s ambitious new Stadia video game platform is getting a lot of attention this week, following its troubled launch. There’s a lot to like about the idea behind Stadia: It allows you to play major video games like “Destiny 2” …Read More »
I don't have diabetes, but I wore an implant that measures the sugar in my blood to see if I could hack my performance. I'd put it back on again if I could.
For 20 days this fall, I wore a device that tracks my blood sugar in real time, in the hope that it would help me find ways to boost my performance and energy through changes to my diet and exercise. …Read More »
Here's how and why this VC is finding opportunities in startups and founders Silicon Valley has largely ignored
Charles Hudson has created a niche for himself in Silicon Valley’s venture capital ecosystem by pursuing opportunities others have largely ignored. Hudson’s firm, Precursor Ventures, focuses on nascent startups, so-called pre-seed companies, many of which are little more than a …Read More »
From Amazon to GM, here are all the major tech and transportation companies who paid $0 in federal income taxes last year
These massive companies made millions — in some cases, billions — in profits in 2018, but didn’t pay a dime in federal income taxes. Tax cuts passed by the Trump administration in 2017 have made it much easier for the …Read More »
The 'PayPal Mafia' formed in the early 2000s, and includes everyone from Elon Musk to the Yelp founders. Here's where the original members have ended up.
Since working at PayPal in the early 2000s, these 23 entrepreneurs have all gone on to impact Silicon Valley and the startup world by founding companies and backing new ventures. Known for their entrepreneurial mindset and anti-establishment attitude, this elite …Read More »