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Snap CEO Evan Spiegel and supermodel Miranda Kerr got married in an 'intimate affair' on Saturday (SNAP)

Snap CEO Evan Spiegel and supermodel Miranda Kerr have officially tied the knot. The pair got married at their home in Brentwood, California, on Saturday, according to E! News, who spoke to people who attended the ceremony. E! reports...Show More Summary

Take a look at what employees at top companies like Facebook, LinkedIn, and Adobe do for fun in the office

All work and no play makes... well, certainly nothing good for office morale. When Business Insider toured the offices of Yelp, LinkedIn, Facebook, Kickstarter, and Adobe, both virtually and in person, we found that they're all fullShow More Summary

We've been obsessed with calories for 100 years because of a book you've never heard of, but we're finally moving on

A little-known Los Angeles physician named Lulu Hunt Peters played a major role in popularizing the use of calorie counting for weight loss Her 1918 book, "Diet and Health with a Key to the Calories," was the world's first best-selling...Show More Summary

How this startup CEO became a secret weapon for star Valley engineers

People who know Charity Majors describe her as a force of a nature, a combination of smarts, grit, hard work, attitude, wisecracks, and a genuine knack for fixing broken things. They also know she's a secret weapon among the tight-knit...Show More Summary

The fabulous life and career of 33-year-old Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg, the fifth richest person on earth (FB)

Few people on earth are as successful as Mark Zuckerberg. The Facebook CEO has grown his social network from a Harvard dorm room to nearly 2 billion users over a period of 13 years. With a stated mission to connect the world, Facebook...Show More Summary

Here are the coolest app launches and updates you may have missed in May

It was a busy month for dueling photo apps Instagram and Snapchat. Both apps made updates to their respective platforms in a battle for photo sharing supremacy: Instagram added face filters and more creative tools, and Snapchat added...Show More Summary

Here's why clothes shrink in the wash — and how to prevent it

If you have ever done laundry in your lifetime, you may have noticed that your clothes shrunk after washing and/or drying. Here is the real reason why it happens and the best way to prevent it. Follow Tech Insider: On Facebook Join the conversation about this story »

This is the VR experience the British Army is using as a recruitment tool

This VR experience puts potential recruits in the middle of actual army training exercises. The British Army tested it at various events across the country and saw a 66% increase in recruitment applications. The VR experience includes...Show More Summary

The mother of Uber CEO Travis Kalanick has died in a boating accident, and his father is in 'serious' condition

The parents of Uber CEO Travis Kalanick were both in a boating accident on Friday. His mother passed away, and his father is currently in the hospital in "serious" condition. The New York Times' Mike Isaac was the first to report the...Show More Summary

The cofounder of the company that helped bring the world BroBible wants to help millennials get rich

Watch your back Cheddar. Scott Grimes cofounded the entertainment-focused digital media company Woven (now Uproxx), which brought the world the edgy young male-aimed site BroBible. Now he wants to help young people better manage their...Show More Summary

A powerful drug derived from marijuana is on the brink of being the first to win federal approval

An experimental drug derived from cannabis to treat epilepsy is on the brink of becoming the first of its kind to win US government approval. The drug's active ingredient is cannabidiol, the compound in marijuana thought to be responsible for many of its therapeutic effects. Show More Summary

The 30 highest-paid CEOs in tech

While media companies dominate the list of top paid CEOs, leaders of tech companies aren't far behind. Combined, the top 30 CEOs in tech made $662 million in 2016, according to a new report out from Equilar, an executive compensation...Show More Summary

Take an inside look at the offices of Facebook, Twitter, and 9 more high-profile employers

Who says offices have to be boring? Not everyone toils the day away in a drab cubicle farm. There are some pretty incredible offices out there. At Business Insider, we've gone on numerous virtual and in-person tours of amazing workspaces...Show More Summary

Doctors are trying an unorthodox approach to treat burn victims — using fish skin

Brazillian doctors are taking an experimental approach to treating burns: using tilapia skin. Traditionally, burns are treated using pig and human tissue, which transfer collagen, a healing protein, to the victims' skin. In Fortaleza,...Show More Summary

Step aboard the USS Kearsarge, the US Navy workhorse that takes Marines to war

In US Navy history, just four ships have borne the name Kearsarge. The first, a Civil War sloop, sank the CSS Alabama off the coast of France in 1864. The next one, a battleship, sailed around the world with Theodore Roosevelt's Great...Show More Summary

Here are all the times Facebook has copied Snapchat so far (FB, SNAP)

Facebook has tried to copy Snapchat for years. But during the past year Facebook has gone into overdrive, blatantly, systematically and often successfully, cloning Snapchat's core features. The result is that Facebook's family of standalone...Show More Summary

LinkedIn founder Reid Hoffman and Bill Gates team up for a $30 million investment in petition site (MSFT)

LinkedIn cofounder Reid Hoffman is leading a $30 million investment in, the for-profit "social change platform" that's best known as a site for activists to post petitions to the public. Hoffman revealed that he'll be leading...Show More Summary

Here are the 6 best memes from Trump's first trip abroad

President Trump made lots of headlines in his first international trip as president. He also inspired lots of memes. From the mysterious orb in Saudi Arabia to the NATO "shove" seen around the world, here's a look at some of the ways people online reacted to some memorable moments of the trip. Follow Tech Insider: On Facebook Join the conversation about this story »

$8 billion Atlassian brings on a new CMO to help it move in on Microsoft Office (TEAM, MSFT)

Atlassian, the $8 billion Aussie teamwork software titan, is a little different from most tech companies. Just for starters, when it filed for its 2015 IPO, it revealed that it had been consistently profitable since the decade previous...Show More Summary

Ford’s new CEO may be about to go on a Silicon Valley shopping spree (F)

Ford's decision to push CEO Mark Fields out of the company has a lot to do with its stock price that has plummeted 40% during his three years of leadership. But its decision to replace Fields with Jim Hackett, the exec who was overseeing...Show More Summary

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