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This animation collects and analyzes all the theories behind the disappearance of Malaysia Airlines Flight 370

Design student Daniel Braga Ulvestad animated this infographic that collects and analyzes all the theories behind the disappearance of Malaysia Airlines Flight 370. Video courtesy of Daniel Braga Ulvestad To see more of Daniel's work visit and follow him on Instagram Follow BI Video: On Facebook Join the conversation about this story »

After furious users complained, LinkedIn brought back this important tool (LNKD)

Earlier this week, LinkedIn changed the way it allowed users to download the contact information for all of their connections. Previously, users could easily export a spreadsheet file almost instantly, but with the new methodology they had to download all of their LinkedIn data at once, a process that could take up to 72 hours. Show More Summary

The founder of Minecraft has been hosting wild parties since he bought his mansion for $70 million

Original story here. Join the conversation about this story » NOW WATCH: People were baffled by 50 sharks circling in shallow waters off the English coast

Bill Gates: People inflicted with HIV are living two decades longer

Here's a bit of good news tweeted out by billionaire philanthropist Bill Gates. Not only are fewer people in the world getting HIV, those that do can expect to live two decades longer. Gates points to a recent story from the Economist that says the longer life span is because almost half the people diagnosed now have access to treatment. Show More Summary

People are clearly worried that Apple's 'golden goose' is in trouble (AAPL)

Apple delivered a strong and generally positive earnings report earlier this week. It beat expectations for revenue. iPhone sales are up 35% from last year. Apple says more people are switching to the iPhone from Android now than ever before. Show More Summary

A budget hotel is trying to lure millenial customers

Marketing to millennials is a tough business and Residence Inn knows how important the 18-34-year-old demographic is. So the hotel chain, which is part of the Marriott International group, is targeting young travelers with things they currently care about –food trucks and their phones. Show More Summary

Why the British 'Airbnb for the rich' sees hotels like Hyatt as a friend, not an enemy

The hotel industry might be a lucrative partner — or at least not an adversary — for the fledgling home-sharing economy. The first confirmed step towards that was Hyatt Hotel's new pilot program with Onefinestay. The British startup, often referred to as the "Airbnb for the Rich," lets luxury homeowners rent out their units while they're away. Show More Summary

9 tips and tricks to get the most out of your iPhone's email app

Managing your email can be a daunting task, especially if you're constantly sending messages from your phone. Luckily, there are a few features in iOS that make it easy to save drafts, type emails faster, and see your newest emails on your lock screen right away. Show More Summary

Europe just invested over $380 million in an alien-hunting space mission to Jupiter

In the ultimate quest for life beyond Earth, some of Jupiter's largest moons hold great potential, and Europe plans to explore that potential in the coming years. What's more, their mission just hit a major milestone. On July 17, the...Show More Summary

Two million-dollar web gurus are having a huge impact on the 2016 presidential race

The names Andrew Bleeker and Becki Donatelli may not ring a bell for many Americans, but for a number of US presidential candidates leading on both ends of the political spectrum, they represent indispensable, million-dollar players who could just about help them win the race, campaign disclosures have revealed. Show More Summary

Apple considered making a new version of the iPhone 6 that's the same size as the iPhone 5S but scrapped the idea, analyst claims (AAPL)

Apple once considered making a new version of the iPhone 6 with a 4-inch screen, according to Timothy Arcuri, an analyst with Cowen and Company. Information Arcuri has gathered from sources as well as supply chain research indicatedShow More Summary

There's a new case that solves the two biggest complaints about the Samsung Galaxy S6

With its Galaxy S6, Samsung started from scratch in terms of design. The phone comes with body made of metal and glass unlike the company's previous phones, which were typically made of plastic and other materials. But these design improvements...Show More Summary

An engineer spent 3 years building the ultimate high-tech man cave

Jono Williams, a plastics engineer and graphic designer based on the north island of New Zealand, has built the ultimate man cave. Dubbed the "Skysphere," his getaway is a stunning steel tower surrounded on all sides by glass. The Skysphere makes an ultra-futuristic statement in a field ringed by trees. Show More Summary

Here’s what people are saying about what it’s like to work with Snapchat right now

Snapchat's recruiters are currently actively trying to poach director-level and other senior sales people from rival digital media platforms. Sources close to Snapchat told Business Insider that the photo-sharing app's talent team has been in discussions with executives from Twitter, News Corp, and a public ad tech company, among others. Show More Summary

The incredibly humble way Pinterest celebrated its first million pins

Yash Nelapati helped build Pinterest from scratch. He joined the startup as its founding engineer way back in January 2010, before the site launched in beta that March. He fondly remembers holing up in an apartment with cofounders Ben...Show More Summary

Wall Street doesn't think using your friend's Netflix account is a problem (C, NFLX)

On July 15, Netflix reported that it gained 3.3 million new subscribers in Q2, sending the company's stock soaring. Amid the good news, Wall Street continues to ask just how many people are sharing accounts between households. The short answer? There's not nearly enough password sharing for Netflix to be concerned. Show More Summary

8 facts you probably didn't know about Ashley Madison, the website that helps people cheat on their spouses

Brace yourselves for a staggering statistic in light of the recent Ashley Madison hack: A jaw-dropping one in five residents of Ottawa, Ontario has an Ashley Madison profile, says Reuters. That's a higher percentage per capita than any other city in Canada, and potentially, says the company, in the world. Show More Summary

A new technology could drastically extend your phone battery — but cellphones companies don’t want to use it

The antenna in your phone is more than just a lazy strip of metal. As Apple’s infamous Antennagate fiasco taught us, snatching radio waves out of thin air to transmit thousands of messages a second over miles and miles is not quite that simple. Show More Summary

Here's what the US would look like if all the Earth's ice melted

If all the Earth's land ice melted, sea levels would rise over 200 feet. So what would that mean for the United States' coastlines? Produced by Alex Kuzoian. Narrated by Graham Flanagan. Follow BI Video: On Facebook Join the conversation about this story »

What Entourage's Adrian Grenier learned from billionaire Michael Dell

Adrian Grenier, the actor and filmmaker best known for his roles in HBO's Entourage and The Devil Wears Prada, thinks that entrepreneurship can change the world. It's something he knows a little bit about: In addition to his career in...Show More Summary

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