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The best robot vacuums you can buy

The Insider Picks team writes about stuff we think you'll like. Business Insider has affiliate partnerships, so we get a share of the revenue from your purchase. Vacuuming is a real pain, but robot vacuum cleaners can suck up the dust for you. Of all the robot vacuum cleaners we tried, the iRobot Roomba 690 proved to be the best for most people with its easy-to-use app, smart features, great suction, and affordable price. Nobody likes household chores, but they have to be done. Unfortunately...
Tags: Google, Amazon, Trends, Roomba, Alexa, Business Insider, Electrolux, Deebot, Ecovacs, James Brains, Malarie Gokey, Lulu Chang, Smart Navi Mapping Technology


Microsoft CEO Satya Nadella just laid out the company's vision for its 'Netflix for games'

Microsoft is building a service that intends to be the "Netflix for games." The service is currently named "Project xCloud," and its goal is to stream high-end video games to any device. "We have as much a shot to build a subscription service as anybody else," Microsoft CEO Satya Nadella said on Monday at an invitational editors meeting at Microsoft's headquarters. SEATTLE — "We describe it as, shorthand, 'Netflix for games'," Microsoft CEO Satya Nadella told journalists at an invitational ed...
Tags: Google, Verizon, Microsoft, Satya Nadella, Halo, Trends, Netflix, Seattle, Business Insider, Spencer, Nadella, Phil Spencer, Amazon Nadella


Netflix was tipped off that Hulu would surprise-release its Fyre Festival documentary first but wasn't concerned

The director of Netflix's Fyre Festival documentary, Chris Smith, told Business Insider that he was tipped off that Hulu was going to release its Fyre doc ahead of his movie's release. Smith said when he told Netflix what Hulu was planning "it just wasn't an issue to them," as the company stayed focused on its global release on Friday. According to Google Trends, there's more interest in Netflix's "Fyre" (available Friday) than Hulu's "Fyre Fraud" (now available).   Hulu shocked many by surpr...
Tags: Google, US, Trends, Netflix, Smith, Hulu, Bahamas, Google Trends, Business Insider, Chris Smith, Jenner Furst, Billy McFarland, Julia Willoughby Nason, Fyre Fraud, Chris Smith Smith, Migos Despite Hulu s Fyre Fraud


Netflix's 18% price hike shows it got too comfortable being the only game in town, and it could be a costly mistake (NFLX, DIS, T, CMCSA)

Netflix's price hike, announced Tuesday, could hurt the company eventually, if not immediately, Wedbush analyst Michael Pachter said. Customers may not notice it right away, but may pay more attention later this year when Disney launches a rival service with movies and shows that are no longer on Netflix, he said. Few consumers are likely to choose more than one pure streaming service, and Netflix's price hike has left it vulnerable to price competition, he added. Netflix's price hike may com...
Tags: Apple, Amazon, Hbo, Disney, US, Trends, Fox, Netflix, Comcast, Showtime, Starz, Warner, Warner Bros, Nbc Universal, Hulu, 21st Century Fox


Lifetime's creepy TV show 'You' has risen dramatically in popularity since debuting on Netflix, and season 2 will be a Netflix exclusive

Data shows that online conversation for "You" has increased significantly since it debuted on Netflix. The show's audience demographic has shifted, as well. The series originated on Lifetime, but Netflix will exclusively air its second season. Like with so many shows before it, Lifetime's creepy drama "You" has found new life on Netflix. The series debuted on Lifetime in September, and became available to stream on Netflix December 26. Since then, the series — about a book store manager named...
Tags: Google, Amc, Trends, Netflix, Hulu, Business Insider, Crimson Hexagon, Riverdale, Joe Penn Badgley, Beck Elizabeth Lail


Demand for new smartphones is in free-fall and this chart shows that the bottom is not yet in sight

Analysts at Credit Suisse think smartphone production levels are in free-fall, and the bottom is nowhere near in sight. The investment bank said smartphone production levels will drop to their lowest level since 2013 in the first three months of 2019. People are happier to hang on to their handsets for longer and breakout innovation is becoming harder to come by, with many phones capable of doing similar things. Apple is far from alone in feeling the pain of falling demand for new smartphones...
Tags: Apple, Trends, Credit Suisse, Jeff Bezos, Huawei, Business Insider, Apple Samsung, Atlantic Equities, James Cordwell


Marc Benioff struggled for most of last summer with his decision to keep Salesforce's controversial contract with the US Customs Border Patrol (CRM)

Marc Benioff struggled in deciding whether or not to keep Salesforce's contract with the Customs Border Patrol (CBP) after employee backlash last June, according to a recent interview with CNBC.  "[Employees] ask me questions I don't have the answer to and I don't have the authority or understanding to be able to opine on," Benioff said.  Ultimately, Benioff decided to keep the contract in place, though he vowed that in the future, an internal team focused on ethics would make these types...
Tags: Google, China, San Francisco, Trends, Silicon Valley, Pentagon, CBP, Salesforce, Cnbc, Marc Benioff, Business Insider, NDA, Benioff, Salesforce Tower, Jacinta Gonzalez, Customs Border Patrol


Google clamped down on security by banning contractors and temp workers from its internal Groups forums, and it's raising new workplace problems (GOOG, GOOGL)

Last April, Google's contract, vendor, and temporary workers — known as TVCs — were barred from all internal chat forums running on the company's Google Groups software, former TVCs told Business Insider.  The company cited security concerns as the reason for locking TVCs out of the Google Groups forums — a former TVC told us.  The decision had a "chilling effect" on the contractor community across Google, isolating them from their full-time counterparts and holding them back from being able t...
Tags: Google, Youtube, Trends, Sundar Pichai, Signal, Business Insider, TVC, Google Pixel, Google Groups, YouTube TVC, Google TVC


Amazon's Fire TV streaming devices are still popular despite not having a YouTube app

Amazon's Fire TV streaming devices have 30 million monthly active users, the company told Business Insider at CES 2019. That popularity is despite the fact that Amazon Fire TV devices don't have a YouTube app — a casualty of a streaming feud between Amazon and the Google-owned YouTube. Google's own Chromecast streaming platform had 55 milion monthly active users as of October 2017.  Amazon's Fire TV streaming devices have 30 million monthly active users, Amazon Fire TV marketing director Jenn...
Tags: Apple, Google, Amazon, Youtube, Trends, Chromecast, Amazon Echo, Amazon Fire TV, Alexa, Business Insider, Youtube Google, Roku Google, YouTube Amazon Fire TV, Fire TV Cube, Google Roku, Jennifer Prenner


The best OLED TVs you can buy

The   Insider Picks   team writes about stuff we think you'll like. Business Insider has affiliate partnerships, so we get a share of the revenue from your purchase. The LG C8 is the best OLED TV you can buy because it shows off how powerful OLED technology is with excellent black levels, an attractive design, and a slew of features. OLED TVs have been very popular among home theater enthusiasts for the past few years, and the continually dropping price point of this premium product means...
Tags: Google, Amazon, Hbo, Samsung, Trends, Sony, Lg, AAA, Business Insider, Dolby Atmos, Amazon Alexa, LG Samsung, LG B8 Best


We talked to the top scientist at Alphabet's life-sciences company about the common thread uniting all its seemingly random health projects — and how she plans to spend $1 billion

Verily, the enigmatic life-sciences company formerly known as Google Life Sciences, recently raised $1 billion and appears to have its hands in a wide range of health initiatives. The company is building advanced contact lenses; releasing hordes of bacteria-infected (and thus sterile) mosquitoes in Fresno, California; and building a watch that helps researchers gather data for clinical studies. Verily's chief medical officer told Business Insider there's one thread that unites all of its proje...
Tags: Google, San Francisco, Trends, Mega, Silver Lake, Alphabet, Business Insider, Google Life Sciences, Fresno California, Morgan Healthcare Conference, Stanford Yale, Jessica Mega Verily, Harvard Mega, International Data Corporation That, Egon Durban Silver Lake


The best mechanical keyboards you can buy

The   Insider Picks   team writes about stuff we think you'll like. Business Insider has affiliate partnerships, so we get a share of the revenue from your purchase. The Corsair K70 is the best mechanical keyboard on the market with its slick design, solid aluminum body, and genuine Cherry MX keyswitches. Mechanical keyboards have seen a surge in popularity in recent years. What used to be a niche market has grown into a vast one, as people realize that typing away on a mushy membrane key...
Tags: Apple, Amazon, Mac, Trends, Logitech, Tsa, Corsair, Massdrop, Business Insider, Magic Keyboard, Browns, CTRL, Corsair K70, Corsair K95 Platinum Best, Brown Blue Red Silent, Massdrop CTRL


The best neckband Bluetooth headphones you can buy

The   Insider Picks   team writes about stuff we think you'll like. Business Insider has affiliate partnerships, so we get a share of the revenue from your purchase. A great pair of neckband headphones should look good, be relatively comfortable, and sound great — which is exactly why we've chosen the V-Moda Forza Metallo Wireless headphones as our top pick. Headphones are getting better and better. Gone are the days when getting good private audio meant having to buy bulky and expensive o...
Tags: Google, Amazon, Trends, Bose, Business Insider, Don, V Moda, Headphone review, V Moda Forza Metallo Wireless, Moda Forza Metallo Wireless Best, JBL UA Sport Wireless Flex Best, Moda Forza Metallo Wireless, JBL UA Sport Wireless Flex, TechHive


You can save up to $50 on Google's smart-home hubs right now

The   Insider Picks   team writes about stuff we think you'll like. Business Insider has affiliate partnerships, so we get a share of the revenue from your purchase. Three of Google’s smart-home hubs are on sale at prices that nearly match those from Cyber Monday. The Google Home Mini is $30 (originally $50), the Google Home is $90 (originally $130), and the Google Home Hub is $150 (originally $200). These hubs have similar features to the Amazon Echo, but also let you access Google-owned serv...
Tags: Google, Amazon, Spotify, Trends, Business Insider, YouTube Google Maps, Best Buy Walmart, Google Home, Amazon Echos, Google Home Mini, Google Home Hub, Google Calendar YouTube, Google Home Mini Google Home, Amazon Echo Instead of Alexa Google


Amazon will soar more than 20% as it becomes a 'third force' in advertising behind Google and Facebook, analyst says (AMZN)

Amazon is set to soar over 20% by the end of the year, according to a new report from Pivotal Research. Analyst Brian Wieser told clients that despite Amazon's already-massive size, it has promising growth potential, primarily in advertising. Still, Wieser's $1,920 price target on the stock comes in below its record high of $2,050.50. Watch Amazon trade live. Amazon — one of the world's largest retailers — is big, but it's not nearly done expanding, according to an analyst who sees the stock...
Tags: Apple, Google, Amazon, Facebook, US, Trends, Walmart, Bloomberg, Warren Buffett, Alexa, Blackrock, Business Insider, Davidson, Facebook Read, Gene Munster, Pivotal Research


Edureka's online courses help you strengthen your skill set for work — and you can save 30% on key courses

The   Insider Picks   team writes about stuff we think you'll like. Business Insider has affiliate partnerships, so we get a share of the revenue from your purchase. With the rapidly evolving job market, it's important to develop new professional skills. Professional development is not only an asset, but a necessity in getting and maintaining a competitive edge in the job market. Edureka is an online-learning platform that teaches hard skills, like coding and data analytics, through interactiv...
Tags: Google, Trends, Pew Research Center, Business Insider, Edureka, SFDC Data, Dashboards Salesforce


10 tech companies are sitting on $346 billion of M&A 'dry powder' that could change the software market if stocks continue to fall

While companies like Apple and Google continue to get hit hard by unfriendly public markets, Wall Street is looking to one metric to provide a "backstop for valuations." That metric is net cash, which the top 10 tech companies have a lot of, according to Evercore ISI analyst Kirk Materne. The top 10 companies have $346 billion in cash, and they're expected to bring in another $600 billion by 2020. Not all of that will be used for software M&A. But what is used could keep valuations afloat, eve...
Tags: Apple, Google, Microsoft, China, US, Trends, Tim Cook, Smith, Sap, Business Insider, Evercore ISI, Ted Smith, George Bluth, Kirk Materne, Materne, Union Square Advisor


10 tech companies are sitting on $346 billion of M&A ’dry powder’ that could completely change the software market if stocks continue to fall

While companies like Apple and Google continue to get hit hard by unfriendly public markets, Wall Street is looking to one metric to provide a "backstop for valuations." That metric is net cash, which the top 10 tech companies have a lot of, according to Evercore ISI analyst Kirk Materne. The top 10 companies currently have $346 billion in cash, and they're expected to bring in another $600 billion by 2020. Not all of that will be used for software M&A. But what is used could keep valuations a...
Tags: Apple, Google, Microsoft, China, US, Trends, Tim Cook, Smith, Sap, Business Insider, Evercore ISI, Ted Smith, George Bluth, Kirk Materne, Materne, Union Square Advisor


I can blog, stream video, and surf the web from anywhere with this compact $215 laptop

The Insider Picks team writes about stuff we think you'll like. Business Insider has affiliate partnerships, so we get a share of the revenue from your purchase. Tablets and other mobile devices are extremely convenient when you want to visit your favorite website or stream video, but they don’t compare to laptops when it comes to getting real work done. The Acer Chromebook 11 doesn’t compare to the computing power of MacBooks or the Dell XPS, but it can run several programs at once allowing...
Tags: Google, Amazon, Trends, Intel, Usb, Chromebook, Acer, Google Docs, Microsoft Office, Dell, Business Insider, Acer Chromebook, Moonstone White, ComfyView Widescreen


I switched to a Casper adjustable bed frame — and it relieved both my swollen legs and nighttime indigestion

The Insider Picks team writes about stuff we think you'll like. Business Insider has affiliate partnerships, so we get a share of the revenue from your purchase. The Casper adjustable bed frame works with all foam mattresses. I don't have a Casper mattress, and it functions just fine with my alternative foam-based choice. The controller for the bed frame is about twice the size of an Apple TV remote and includes six buttons: Two adjust the top part of the bed, two move the bottom part up and...
Tags: Apple, California, New York City, Trends, Casper, Buffy, Business Insider, Don


We compared online sofas from Campaign and Burrow to determine which couch startup deserves a spot in your living room

The   Insider Picks   team writes about stuff we think you'll like. Business Insider has affiliate partnerships, so we get a share of the revenue from your purchase. Taking a cue from the bed-in-a-box industry, a growing number of startups are shipping sofas and other upholstered seating to your door. We tested sofas from two such companies, Burrow and , to determine which one deserves a spot in your living room. Though both are excellent options, I preferred the Campaign Sofa with its ample...
Tags: Apple, US, Alabama, Trends, United States, Tennessee, Honda, Business Insider, San Francisco Bay Area, Wharton School, APR, Stephen Kuhl, Kabeer Chopra, Brad Sewell, New York City Burrow


Longtime Apple analyst Gene Munster thinks the company should be valued less like a tech company, and more like Coca-Cola. Here’s why that could be good for shareholders (AAPL)

Apple's stock could soon benefit from a shift in investor thinking about the company, Gene Munster, a longtime tech analyst, said. The company is increasingly looking like Proctor & Gamble or other consumer staple companies, he said. Those businesses are valued by investors for their stable and predictable revenue and growth — and trade at far more favorable multiples of their earnings.  The combination of Apple's iPhone and services businesses allows it to portray itself as something very sim...
Tags: Apple, Google, Amazon, Microsoft, Singapore, Nokia, Trends, Tim Cook, Xiaomi, Apple Watch, Huawei, Coke, Philip Morris, Munster, Business Insider, Aapl


20 innovative and cool accessories for the new iPhone you got for the holidays

The   Insider Picks   team writes about stuff we think you'll like. Business Insider has affiliate partnerships, so we get a share of the revenue from your purchase. Anyone who has an iPhone is spoiled for choice when it comes to accessories, but that makes it hard to figure out which ones you'll actually need. If you received an iPhone over the holidays, we've collected 20 accessories that will make your day-to-day experience of using it a lot better. No matter what kind of budget you have, yo...
Tags: Apple, Amazon, Trends, Business Insider, Nomad, Horween, Native Union


A 'nonsense' valuation of $1 billion, a failed sale to Snap, and an investor fight: Inside Blippar's dramatic collapse

British augmented-reality startup Blippar once claimed to be a tech unicorn worth $1.5 billion. The company is best known for the Blippar app, which identified real-world objects and provided additional information. The company raised more than $130 million in investment funding but collapsed this week after burning through the cash and failing to raise more money. The startup's story is a cautionary tale of overblown expectations set by a charismatic CEO, a changing strategy, and the challeng...
Tags: Apple, Google, Facebook, Europe, Japan, UK, New York, London, California, India, US, Samsung, San Francisco, Trends, Turkey, Malaysia


The best routers you can buy for fast Wi-Fi at home

The   Insider Picks   team writes about stuff we think you'll like. Business Insider has affiliate partnerships, so we get a share of the revenue from your purchase. A great router is essential to ensure that you have speedy Wi-Fi at home. The best router you can buy is Google WiFi because it is not only capable of providing a good internet connection in large homes, but it doesn't cost too much, either. Having a good router at home is becoming increasingly important. It's not just about con...
Tags: Google, Amazon, Samsung, Trends, Best, Archer, Business Insider, Wi Fi, Digital Trends, Netgear Orbi, Norton Core, Malarie Gokey, Gryphon Router Updated, Gryphon Router, Business Insider CNET, Amazon but Trusted Reviews


The best laptops you can buy

The   Insider Picks   team writes about stuff we think you'll like. Business Insider has affiliate partnerships, so we get a share of the revenue from your purchase. If you’re looking for the best laptop out there, there are a ton of different choices. However, the Huawei Matebook X Pro is the best laptop we've ever used — hands down. Its sharp edge-to-edge screen, sleek metal design, high-end specs, and decent $1,199.99 price tag make it a true winner. A great laptop is essential when it co...
Tags: Apple, Amazon, Microsoft, Asus, Trends, Intel, Netflix, Dell, Huawei, Cnet, Business Insider, Intel Core, Samsung Notebook, Brandt Ranj, Huawei Matebook X Pro, Christian de Looper


The founder of casual sex app Bang With Friends is trying to launch the next generation of influencers with a new live-streaming app called LiveAF

LiveAF is a social app that launched this week in the US. It hopes to give aspiring artists and influencers a platform for live-streaming and a way to launch their careers.  The company's CEO, Colin Hodge, is the founder of the casual-sex app Bang With Friends, which rebranded to Down in 2013 after a few controversies. The app, branded as 17 Media in Taiwan, has signed thousands of streamers worldwide to contracts, which gives them a way to make an income from livestreaming and grow their fanb...
Tags: Apple, Asia, Hollywood, Cook, Instagram, US, Los Angeles, Trends, Nasa, Taiwan, Zynga, Business Insider, Hodge, Marchesi, Instagram YouTube, Colin Hodge


What you need to know in advertising today

Dear reader: In the new year, Advertising Insider will turn into a weekly newsletter that'll take the product up a notch, with original coverage, analysis, stats, and links to the most important stories you should be reading from around the web. Dec. 21 will be the last day this daily newsletter will publish. Thanks for reading and Happy Holidays. Tech companies are aggressively pushing into TV as they view   the $70 billion industry   as ripe for changes in using digital data to better target ...
Tags: Google, Facebook, Spotify, Pinterest, Trends, Netflix, Harvard, Facebook Messenger, Alibaba, Sony, Cbs, Nielsen, Wall Street Journal, Business Insider, Ftc, Ott


Pinterest is talking to bankers and has hired a key exec as it readies itself for a 2019 IPO

Pinterest is in the process of talking to bankers as it seeks to choose underwriters for an early 2019 IPO, The Wall Street Journal reported. The report comes on the heels of Pinterest hiring former Google and Alibaba exec Jane Penner as its head of investor relations, Business Insider first reported last week. Pinterest is gearing up for an initial public offering as early as April 2019 and is in the process of talking to bankers as it seeks to choose its underwriters, The Wall Street Jour...
Tags: Google, Pinterest, Trends, Virgin Galactic, Alibaba, Wall Street Journal, Cnbc, Business Insider, SpaceX Blue Origin, Jane Penner, IPO Pinterest, Journal Companies


Russia's disinformation campaign wasn't just on Facebook and Twitter. Here are all the social media platforms Russian trolls weaponized during the 2016 US elections (GOOG, FB, VZ)

Russia influence on the 2016 presidential election spanned beyond Facebook and Twitter, according to new reports provided to the Senate intelligence committee. The research concluded that the disinformation campaign reached several social media platforms previously unnamed, including Instagram, Vine, and Pinterest. Business Insider has compiled all the social media platforms named in the reports, and the roles that each platform played in the Russian-linked influence operation. The use of soc...
Tags: Google, Facebook, Twitter, Instagram, Congress, Senate, Russia, US, Trends, Oxford, Ira, Tumblr, Naacp, Business Insider, Congressional, Internet Research Agency



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