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A startup that helps you to find quirky gifts just scooped £21 million, an online marketplace for creative small businesses, has raised £21 million, bringing total investment in the company up to around £60 million. The Series E funding round was announced on Sunday and led by German...Show More Summary

The M20 remains shut after bridge collapse

The M20 motorway remains shut in parts of Kent after a lorry hit a bridge and caused it to collapse. The bridge collapsed when a lorry carrying a digger clipped it on Saturday on the London-bound M20 highway 30 miles (48 kilometers)Show More Summary

A tweet from Kim Kardashian about this startup caused its servers to 'shut down'

Private jet startup JetSmarter says its servers were "shut down" after Kim Kardashian posted about the app on social media. JetSmarter's head of global expansion Paul Grusevich told Business Insider in an interview the first tweet by Kardashian about the app, which was posted on May 1, resulted in "so many calls... Show More Summary

19 Easter eggs hidden within your Google search bar (GOOG)

Google is a company of frightening size and scope. The sheer amount of info it has on any given internet user is astounding, and the fact that so many of us are reliant on its apps to function means it should only keep growing. It’s also pretty nerdy. Show More Summary

We just learned about some big changes likely coming soon to 'Pokémon Go'

People are eager to know what's coming next for Pokémon Go, the super popular mobile game for iPhone and Android. The biggest features requested by players includes the ability to trade Pokémon with friends, an improved in-game Pokémon tracker, and the ability to catch "Legendary" creatures like Mewtwo. Show More Summary

Schools aren't teaching the most important subject for kids

Not too long ago, Jana Mohr Lone was at an education workshop in her hometown of Seattle when someone gave her a note. The note was written by a fifth-grade girl. As Mohr Lone read it, the girl's words began to fill her with joy. "Ever...Show More Summary

Look at all the weird counterfeit tech you can buy in China

China has a reputation of making and selling counterfeit products, including a lot of tech and gadgets. Dom Esposito of 9to5Mac traveled to Shenzhen in China, where tech products from companies like Apple are often made. After visiting...Show More Summary

Everything we expect Apple to announce at its event on in September (AAPL)

Apple is expected to hold its annual fall event within a few weeks. (The rumored date is September 7.) We'll be there covering the news live as it happens, but in the meantime, here's a rundown of what we expect Apple to unveil. SEEShow More Summary

The founder of a startup acquired by Amazon for a reported $26 million is now investing in AI

A Cambridge entrepreneur who sold his company to Amazon has increased the amount of angel investing he's doing now he no longer works for the e-commerce giant. William Tunstall-Pedoe sold Evi Technologies, his voice recognition startup...Show More Summary

This technology could triple the speed and double the range of Wi-Fi

This story was delivered to BI Intelligence Apps and Platforms Briefing subscribers. To learn more and subscribe, please click here. A network-boosting technology that can overcome Wi-Fi bandwidth constraints that stem from limited spectrum...Show More Summary

Facebook reportedly fired a team involved in news stories — with an hour's notice (FB)

Facebook made some big changes today to remove humans almost entirely from its controversial Trending Topics feature, removing the potential for editorializing the content shared on the social network. As part of the change, Facebook...Show More Summary

AppLovin could soon be selling itself for $1.5 billion

Last year, AppLovin, a mobile ad network founded in 2012, hit over $200 million in revenue, doubling what it did in 2014, it told us. And now, its success has reportedly attracted the attention of an unknown Chinese buyer who may beShow More Summary

Google Cloud shut down this guy's business — but now he's a fan for life (GOOG)

On Monday, Fred Trotter, CEO of a healthcare startup called DocGraph, came into work only to discover that his cloud computing provider, Google, had effectively shut down his company, sending him and his team into a panic. DocGraph,Show More Summary

Inside 'Pegasus,' the impossible-to-detect software that hacks your iPhone

The hacking software that completely takes over an Apple iPhone and turns it into a mobile surveillance device is pretty terrifying. Built by a shadowy company called NSO Group, the software called "Pegasus" — discovered after beingShow More Summary

Facebook is making its Trending news section less reliant on human editors (FB)

Facebook will no longer having humans write descriptions for news stories that appear in the Trending topics box, the company announced on Friday. Algorithms will instead sort topics and show the number of people on Facebook talking about each topic at a given moment. Here's the old vs. Show More Summary

The 5 best new songs you can stream right now

Now that new music comes out every Friday — though not always on every streaming service — it can be hard to know where to find the next great song. To help you out, Business Insider compiles this rundown of the best new music you can...Show More Summary

What it's really like to work at Google, the best company to work for in the US

With well-publicized employee perks and great pay, it's easy see why Google consistently rates as not only the best tech company to work for, but the best company to work for overall in the US. Employees rate the company a 4.4 out of...Show More Summary

The Pokémon Go peak is over, but the game is still on top

The "Pokémon Go" craze may have peaked, but the mobile game is still ridiculously popular. Popular enough that there are still regular reports of hundreds of people stampeding in search of a Snorlax. Someone was killed just last week...Show More Summary

The CEO of the 'Apple of vaping' explains why the comparison makes sense

The Pax 2 vaporizer is smart design at its best. The brushed aluminum body features clean lines and sensors in the mouthpiece that activate the device. It monitors the oven temperature every 30 seconds, allowing for a smooth hit of loose-leaf...Show More Summary

Amazon is testing out a 30-hour workweek

Amazon is planning a pilot program in which a select group of workers will only need to log 30 hours a week, The Washington Post reports. Instead of the normal 40-hour week (or, more recently, the 50, 60, or 70-hour week), the world's...Show More Summary

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