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Netflix's 'The Punisher' viewership is down 40%, but there's a sliver of hope for fans of the Marvel show

Data from analytics firm Jumpshot, provided to Business Insider, shows that viewership for Netflix's "The Punisher" dropped by 40% from its first to second season weekend premieres. That's still not as severe as the drop for Netflix's canceled Marvel shows, "Luke Cage," "Iron Fist," and "Daredevil." Each of those shows dropped by over 60% in first weekend viewership for their most recent seasons, according to Jumpshot. When Netflix abruptly canceled three of its Marvel TV shows last year — "L...
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Save 30% on shelving systems and drawer organizers at The Container Store — and more of today's best deals from around the web

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. Since you don't have all day to scour the web for noteworthy sales and discounts, we rounded up the best bargains for you to shop in one convenient place. 1.   Save 30% on shelving and drawer systems at The Container Store Achieving a well-organized and tidy home starts with creating the best use of your space, and The Container ...
Tags: Apple, Google, Amazon, Trends, Apple Watch, Alexa, Business Insider, Container Store, Macy, Save 50, Leesa, Leesa Sleep, Sonos Beam, Amazon The Sonos Beam, Macy s Warehouse Sale, Banana Republic Banana Republic


I don’t travel anywhere without this $16 flip case organizer that holds and protects all my essential tech accessories

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 want to keep your chargers, cords, batteries, headphones, and other small accessories organized and accounted for as you travel, a travel tech organizer should do the trick.  I found a slim, padded, and stylish one for less than $20, Porte Play's Flat Flip Case ($15.99).  It contains one large compartment, three smaller mes...
Tags: Trends, Business Insider


The CTO of Credit Suisse says that customers can lose out in tech mega-deals, and it’s something every IT leader needs to prepare for

Business Insider talked to Laura Barrowman, the chief technology officer at Credit Suisse, at the World Economic Forum in Davos, Switzerland, on Tuesday. Barrowman said big software companies need to do a better job of allowing companies they acquire to maintain some of their independence. Barrowman is watching to see how IBM handles the integration of Red Hat, which it acquired for $34 billion in 2018. The technology industry has loads of examples of mergers that fell flat, from Microsoft's ...
Tags: Google, Motorola, Microsoft, Nokia, Trends, Linkedin, Cisco, Credit Suisse, Ibm, Dell, EMC, Red Hat, Business Insider, World Economic Forum, Davos Switzerland, Dell EMC


The best ergonomic 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. Your wrists and hands both suffer strain from extended periods spent sitting at a computer, but an ergonomic keyboard can provide much-needed relief. The sleek Microsoft Sculpt aligns your hands, wrists, and fingers in a neutral and natural position, covering all three bases that a truly ergonomic keyboard should. It's no secret...
Tags: Amazon, Microsoft, Trends, Walmart, Logitech, Razer, Business Insider, Kinesis, Razer Ornata Chroma Best, Ornata


Facebook is to democracy what smoking is to health, say tech experts, who think the cure is breaking up the social network

At the World Economic Forum's Annual Meeting, some tech experts are embracing Salesforce CEO Marc Benioff's comparison of Facebook to smoking. "The incentives to manipulate attention are all about preying on the weakest elements of human psychology," Mark Zuckerberg's former mentor Roger McNamee told Business Insider. He and Jim Steyer, the founder of Common Sense Media, think the time has come for tough regulation — and even a breakup of Facebook. DAVOS, Switzerland — Nearly a year ago to th...
Tags: Apple, Amazon, Facebook, Mark Zuckerberg, Instagram, California, Time, US, Trends, Munich, Xiaomi, Switzerland, Brussels, Cnbc, Sheryl Sandberg, Marc Benioff


I tried a $230 Roomba alternative that automatically vacuums and mops floors — here's what using it was like

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. Since 1996, robotic vacuums have become increasingly sophisticated with several manufacturers trying to cut into the Roomba's market share. ILIFE currently has two lines of vacuums: the A series for cleaning carpets and the V series designed for vacuuming and mopping hard floors. Having never used a robotic vacuum before, I apprec...
Tags: Amazon, Trends, Business Insider, Jerome, Shenzhen China, Wild West, Bloc, ILIFE V8s Robotic Mop Vacuum Cleaner


Alphabet's X moonshot factory just hired a tech veteran to help shepherd a 'new generation' of bold bets (GOOGL, GOOG)

Alphabet's moonshot division, "X," has hired UK tech-veteran Wendy Tan White as its vice president on the leadership team.  "We’re delighted [White will] be bringing [her] expertise to the moonshot factory and helping to bring a new generation of moonshots into the world," said X CEO Astro Teller.  A company spokesperson for X did not specify which projects White would initially focus on, but did say that her position will be a new role for the company.  Alphabet's moonshot factory, kno...
Tags: Google, UK, Trends, White, Alphabet, Business Insider, Moonfruit, Wendy Tan White, BGF Ventures


The best ultrawide monitors 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 38WK95C-W monitor is one of the most expensive computer monitors you can buy — ultrawide or not. However, if you’re looking for perfection, you won’t find another ultrawide monitor that comes close. LG's is simply the best. In the last few years, 4K and ultrawide monitors have been fighting for the limelight. While there...
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Netflix's 'Fyre' director explains how getting the footage of the NYC VIP Access ticket-selling scam was 'kind of an accident'

Netflix's "Fyre" director Chris Smith told Business Insider the footage that shows Fyre Festival founder Billy McFarland doing the NYC VIP Access ticket scam was found by accident. Smith said the footage had been part of a shoot an artist named Kindo did of McFarland after he was on bail. Following McFarland's rearrest in connection to the ticket scam, Kindo realized he had shot McFarland doing the scam. "It was kind of an accident, they didn't even understand the significance of what they had...
Tags: New York City, Trends, Netflix, Vogue, Manhattan, Coachella, Smith, Hulu, Business Insider, Billy, Chris Smith, McFarland, Billy McFarland, Kindo, Anna Wintour McFarland, Kindo When Kindo


The founder of Blippar, which collapsed dramatically after a shareholder dispute, has a new augmented reality company

Ambarish Mitra, the founder of imploded startup Blippar, has registered a new augmented reality company. His previous company, Blippar, was an augmented reality startup that collapsed after struggling to raise further funding. Blippar raised more than $130 million and boasted of its high valuation, but insiders said the company lacked strategy and bungled acquisition offers. Mitra's new company, Augmented Reality Labs, appears to have direct ties to Blippar. What is left of Blippar is currentl...
Tags: Apple, UK, Trends, Malaysia, Xiaomi, Business Insider, Blippar, Ambarish Mitra, Powa, Khazanah, Weybridge Surrey, Mitra, Omar Tayeb, David Rubín, Dan Wagner, Twitter DM


Investors are pouring money into startups that want help us live longer, but they're all facing the same key challenge

Investors are pouring money into health startups that aim to beat aging. While some companies focus on creating drugs for age-related diseases like Alzheimer's and Parkinson's, others aim to address the more visible components of aging, such as muscle loss and skin health. But regulators have yet to define aging, meaning the path to treatments remains hazy. However, progress is being made, several executives told Business Insider. Here's what you should know. Investors are pouring money into ...
Tags: Trends, World Health Organization, Silicon Valley, National Institutes of Health, Fda, Nih, Business Insider, US Food and Drug Administration, European Medicines Agency, InSilico Medicine, Robert Temple, Kamens, Jeffords, Ben Kamens, Elizabeth Jeffords Alkahest


With a new video division, Group Nine's NowThis is betting big on original shows across social, streaming, and OTT platforms

NowThis is launching an original-video-programming division. NowThis Originals will develop and produce original shows to be distributed across social, streaming, and linear platforms. The idea is to create original intellectual property to reach a wider audience and tap into brand partnerships. Group Nine Media's NowThis video-news outlet is the latest publisher to launch an original-video-programming division. The division, called NowThis Originals, will develop and produce original shows f...
Tags: Trends, NHL, Vox Media, Athan Stephanopoulos, Business Insider, Nico Pitney, Wilmington Delaware, Stephanopoulos, Group Nine, Facebook Watch, Ben Lerer, Sarah Frank, NowThis, NowThis Originals, Jon Laurence, Group Nine s own unit Group Nine Studios


Canada blames US for Huawei CFO arrest backlash that left 2 citizens in Chinese prison and a 3rd on death row

Canada arrested Meng Wanzhou, the CFO of Chinese telcom giant Huawei, last month at the request of US authorities. Beijing subsequently detained two Canadians and put another on death row. Canada's ambassador to the US, David MacNaughton, blamed Washington for the backlash on Monday, in an interview with The Globe and Mail newspaper. He said the US "are the ones seeking to have the full force of American law brought against [Meng] and yet we are the ones who are paying the price." The US also ...
Tags: Apple, Washington, White House, China, US, Trends, Eu, Iran, Mail, Beijing, Canada, Vancouver, Globe, Donald Trump, Huawei, Wall Street Journal


Canada blames US for Huawei CFO arrest backlash that left 2 citizens in Chinese prisons and a 3rd on death row

Canada last month arrested Meng Wanzhou, the chief financial officer of the Chinese telcom giant Huawei, at the request of US authorities. Beijing subsequently detained two Canadians and put another on death row. Canada's ambassador to the US, David MacNaughton, blamed Washington for the backlash in an interview with The Globe and Mail newspaper published Monday. He said the US was "seeking to have the full force of American law brought against" Meng, "and yet we are the ones who are paying th...
Tags: Washington, White House, China, US, Trends, Eu, Iran, Mail, Beijing, Canada, Globe, Donald Trump, Huawei, Wall Street Journal, Business Insider, Reuters


ClassPass is running an amazing deal for new members — its free trial period is now a whole month long

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. ClassPass is offering a free month-long trial right now, which is double the length of their standard trial period offer. With the trial, you can go to up to six boutique fitness classes during a one-month time frame for $0.  It's the perfect way to jump-start that New Year's resolution. Find out how ClassPass works below. ClassP...
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Facebook is restructuring its augmented-reality glasses division as it inches closer to launch (FB)

Facebook is moving hundreds of employees to a new product-focused augmented-reality group as it continues to quietly develop AR glasses. The employees are being moved out of the research-driven Facebook Reality Labs and into a new specialized team overseen by two key hardware execs, Business Insider has learned. A Facebook representative said the company was working on multiple AR hardware products that might not all ultimately launch. A source who has tried a prototype of the glasses on said ...
Tags: Facebook, Mark Zuckerberg, Microsoft, Trends, Silicon Valley, Randall, Signal, Business Insider, Michael Abrash, Bosworth, Kirkpatrick, AR VR, Ficus Kirkpatrick, Facebook Reality Labs, Rafa Camargo, Ryan Cairns


With a new video division, Group Nine's NowThis is betting big on original shows across social, streaming and OTT platforms

NowThis is launching an original video programming division. "NowThis Originals" will develop and produce original shows to be distributed across social, streaming and linear platforms. The idea is to create original intellectual property to reach a wider audience and tap into brand partnerships.  Group Nine Media's NowThis video news outlet is the latest publisher to launch an original video programming division. The division, called NowThis Originals, will develop and produce original shows...
Tags: Trends, NHL, Vox Media, Athan Stephanopoulos, Business Insider, Nico Pitney, Stephanopoulos, Group Nine, Facebook Watch, Matt McDonough, Ben Lerer, Sarah Frank, NowThis, NowThis Originals, Group Nine Media s own unit Group Nine Studios, Jon Laurence


A top Silicon Valley VC firm avoided investing in prescription drugs for a decade. Here's why Andreessen Horowitz is changing its mind.

When Andreessen Horowitz was founded in 2009, the venture-capital firm didn't expect to invest in healthcare. That changed in 2015 when the firm launched its $200 million bio fund, which focused on investing in software companies in healthcare. The firm, which is now on its second bio fund, has historically avoided investing in therapeutics. That's beginning to change, general partner Jorge Conde told Business Insider. Conde told Business Insider he's on the hunt for companies using technologi...
Tags: Facebook, San Francisco, Trends, Silicon Valley, Andreessen Horowitz, Business Insider, Conde, Asimov, CVS Health, Omada Health, Jorge Conde, Devoted Health, Business Insider Conde


Boeing started a trade dispute with Canada, but Airbus and Alabama ended up being the winners

Airbus broke ground on its new Airbus A220 assembly plant in Mobile, Alabama. The construction of the Mobile plant is the latest chapter in a trade complaint filed by Boeing against Canada's Bombardier.  The new $300 million-plant will assemble aircraft destined for the A220's North American customers such as Delta, and JetBlue. This week, a brand new $300 million Airbus jetliner assembly plant broke ground in Mobile, Alabama and it's the culmination of a trade dispute Boeing launched with Ca...
Tags: Facebook, US, Alabama, Trends, Atlanta, Canada, Delta, Airbus, Tsa, Montreal, Quebec, Boeing, United, Jetblue, Business Insider, Bombardier


Netflix's 'Fyre' director says Fyre Festival founder Billy McFarland could make a comeback when he gets out of prison

Despite Fyre Festival founder Billy McFarland currently serving a six-year prison sentence for fraud charges related to the disastrous music festival, Netflix's "Fyre" director Chris Smith thinks we haven't seen the last of McFarland. Smith told Business Insider he feels that way because of how easy it was for McFarland to rebound after Fyre.  But Erik Bernstein, vice president of Bernstein Crisis Management, told Business Insider most people going forward are not going to trust something that...
Tags: Trends, Netflix, Smith, Hulu, Business Insider, Chris Smith, Weinstein, McFarland, Billy McFarland, Marc Weinstein, Bird Box, McFarland Smith, Erik Bernstein, Bernstein Crisis Management


Thousands of current and former HP sales people will receive over $5,000 thanks to a $25 million lawsuit over messed up pay (HPQ, HPE)

Business Insider continues to obtain more details on the settlement by HP and HPE to salespeople after a nine-year lawsuit battle. We have now learned that 2,189 current and former California HP employees will be receiving settlement payments, with an average payment of $5,430.06. Some will be receiving much more and some less. The case involved former salespeople first launching a lawsuit nine years ago claiming that HP's computer systems weren't tracking commissions properly and they weren't...
Tags: Google, Amazon, Microsoft, California, Satya Nadella, Trends, Hp, Alexa, Business Insider, HP Inc, Hewlett Packard Enterprise, Parrott, Jeffery Wall, Franklin Azar, Jonathan Parrott


The best wake-up light alarm clocks 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. Wake-up light alarm clocks can be seriously helpful in ensuring you wake up in the best way possible, so you can be as productive from minute one. That’s why we’ve chosen the Philips Wake-Up Light Alarm Clock as our top pick — because it’s fully capable of ensuring you wake up ready to go. Waking up is no fun. We all know the fe...
Tags: Amazon, Bluetooth, Trends, Philips, Business Insider, Malarie Gokey, Philips Wake Up Light Alarm Clock, Zenergy, Lumie Bodyclock


The CEO of one of the hottest marijuana vape startups says he's talking to bankers about an IPO in 2020

Pax Labs is aiming to go public in 2020, Bharat Vasan, the marijuana vape startup's CEO told Business Insider in a Thursday interview. Vasan said he's been talking to bankers and found the appetite for an IPO has been "overwhelmingly positive." The buzzy vape startup has landed equity investments from blue-chip firms like Tiger Global and Tao Capital Partners.  The CEO of one of the world's most popular marijuana vape startups says the company is looking to go public next year.  "We've been t...
Tags: US, San Francisco, Trends, Intel, Silicon Valley, Keurig, Tiger Global, Pax Labs, Juul, Business Insider, Altria, Pax, CPG, Tao Capital Partners, Vasan, Aurora Cannabis


Netflix says its creepy series 'You' will be watched by 40 million households in its first month, and data supports that the show is a massive hit

Data show 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. Netflix said on Thursday that it estimates 40 million accounts will view the series in its first month.  Like with so many shows before it, "You," Lifetime's creepy drama, has found new life on Netflix. The series debuted on Lifetime in September and bec...
Tags: Google, Amc, Trends, Netflix, Hulu, Business Insider, Crimson Hexagon, Riverdale, Rotten Tomatoes Netflix, Joe Penn Badgley, Beck Elizabeth Lail


Netflix says its creepy series 'You' will be watched by 40 million accounts in its first month, and data supports that the show is a massive hit

Data show 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. Netflix said on Thursday that it estimates 40 million accounts will view the series in its first month.  Like with so many shows before it, "You," Lifetime's creepy drama, has found new life on Netflix. The series debuted on Lifetime in September and bec...
Tags: Google, Amc, Trends, Netflix, Hulu, Business Insider, Crimson Hexagon, Riverdale, Rotten Tomatoes Netflix, Joe Penn Badgley, Beck Elizabeth Lail


I sleep on an adjustable bed frame that has a massage function and a zero gravity setting — and yes, it's a game changer

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. 180 degrees isn't always the ideal angle for you to get your best night's sleep. Luckily, with the , you don't have to lie entirely horizontally when you lie down to go to bed. This new bed frame allows you to decide for yourself what angle works best for your nightly repose, whether that's entirely supine, or with your legs or...
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Instacart workers are fighting back against a policy change they say drastically cut their wages

Instacart shoppers are rallying against a new payment policy structure that they say has resulted in cuts to their earnings. These shoppers are urging customers to leave the minimum tip on an order and then tip in cash once the order has been delivered. They say that this ensures that they receive the full value of the tip, rather than it being absorbed into what Instacart pays them.  Instacart shoppers are rallying against a new payment policy change.  A new petition put forth by over 150 s...
Tags: Amazon, Trends, Instacart, Business Insider, Hahn, Telles, David Hahn, Apoorva Mehta, Matthew Telles


The CEO of one of the hottest marijuana vape startups says the company is gearing up for an IPO this year

Pax Labs is aiming to go public this year, Bharat Vasan, the marijuana vape startup's CEO told Business Insider in a Thursday interview. Vasan he's been talking to bankers and found the appetite for an IPO has been "overwhelmingly positive." The buzzy vape startup has landed equity investments from blue-chip firms like Fidelity Investments, Tiger Global, and Tao Capital Partners.  The CEO of one of the world's most popular marijuana vape startups says the company is looking to go public this ...
Tags: US, San Francisco, Trends, Intel, Silicon Valley, Keurig, Pax Labs, Juul, Business Insider, Altria, Fidelity Investments, Pax, CPG, Tao Capital Partners, Vasan, Aurora Cannabis


Netflix has soared 50% since Christmas. Here's what Wall Street is saying about the stock ahead of Thursday's earnings. (NFLX)

Netflix is expected to report quarterly earnings after the bell on Thursday. Wall Street weighed in on how shares of the streaming platform look now. The stock is expected to move 8% in either direction on earnings, according to Susquehanna, which is roughly in line with its behavior in recent quarters. Netflix shares have jumped 35% so far this year. Watch Netflix trade live here. Netflix shareholders were gearing up on Thursday to hear how the streaming giant fared in the fourth quarter. A...
Tags: US, Trends, Netflix, Morgan Stanley, Business Insider, Bernstein, Jpmorgan, Gilbert, Oppenheimer, Susquehanna, NFLX, Susquehanna Financial Group, Todd Juenger, Instinet, Ari Wald, Frank Cappelleri