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Take a look inside the $90 million superyacht that can travel nearly 5,000 miles on one tank of fuel

The Silverfast superyacht is the world leader in speed and fuel-efficiency. But that all comes at a price point of $90 million. Here's an inside look at the luxury yacht.  Produced by Emma Fierberg. Original Reporting by Max Slater-Robins. Video courtesy of Burgess. Follow BI Video: On Facebook   Join the conversation about this story »

Jack Dorsey has worked at Twitter two times before — and both are considered disasters (TWTR)

Napoleon had two reigns as Emperor of France, but for Jack Dorsey and Twitter, three times is a charm. As Twitter’s newly appointed permanent CEO, Dorsey will helm an organization that he not only cofounded, but that he has steered from the top (and been ousted from) twice before. Show More Summary

London Mayor Boris Johnson claims Uber is breaking the law

Boris Johnson has weighed in on the debate raging about the ride-hailing app Uber in London, writing in The Telegraph that the company is "systematically" breaking the law. Last week, London regulator TfL published a series of strict new rules for private hire services, many of which appear to be targeting Uber. Show More Summary

These are the 11 most elaborate and quirky ways fans have paid tribute to the genius of Steve Jobs (AAPL)

Steve Jobs’ unwavering commitment to quality and innovation earned him many admirers throughout the world, and when an icon like him passes away, there will naturally be a flood of memorials. Books will be written, films made — in Jobs’ case, at least three. Show More Summary

Apple is the most valuable brand in the world — for the third year in a row (AAPL)

Apple is the world’s most valuable brand for the third year in a row, according to Interbrand’s 2015 report. Apple has maintained the top spot since it pushed Coca-Cola off the throne in 2013. The new report claims that the value of Apple’s brand is $170.3 billion, up a huge 43% from last year. Show More Summary

Jack Dorsey isn't the first: 9 other tech company founders who later returned as CEO

Silicon Valley strongly believes in the founder mythos: That is, founders know best. So it's no surprise that many founders have returned to their companies as CEOs several years down the line, whether to give them a critical kick in the pants or to save them from near disaster. Show More Summary

The fabulous life of Jack Dorsey, Twitter's billionaire CEO (TWTR)

Twitter announced Monday that Jack Dorsey will be staying on as the company's full-time CEO.  Dorsey was named interim CEO after Dick Costolo stepped down from his post in July. According to Twitter's SEC filing, the board made the decision to keep Dorsey as CEO permanently on Wednesday. Show More Summary

15 inspirational quotes from Steve Jobs on the fourth anniversary of his death (AAPL)

Steve Jobs passed away four years ago today. The tech visionary, who created both Apple and reimagined Pixar, shaped much of the world we find ourselves in now, certainly as far as the technology we use. Jobs' genius came from a deep...Show More Summary

Xerox CFO Kathryn Mikells is stepping down to take another job

Xerox CFO Kathryn Mikells is stepping down. The company announced on Monday that Mikells will be leaving to pursue another opportunity at Diageo PLC. Diageo is known in North America for its popular adult beverages, which include Johnnie Walker whiskey, Smirnoff vodka, Captain Morgan's Spiced Rum, Guinness, and various other alcoholic drinks. Show More Summary

Butt dials are wrecking havoc on our 911 system

Between 2011 and 2014, emergency calls to San Francisco’s 911 call center rose by 28%. This surge pushed San Francisco’s 911 center past its normal bounds, BBC reports. Hiring remained flat, and so during busy periods operators were forced to work overtime. Show More Summary

What it's like to drive the ridiculously fast Tesla Model X

Tesla presented its newest crossover, the Model X, at a flashy event in Fremont, California just outside its factory on Tuesday. We got a chance to drive the vehicle before the event and we can say it certainly has a lot more to offer besides the iconic gullwing doors.  Produced by Justin Gmoser. Show More Summary

Jack Dorsey is the best (and maybe only) choice for Twitter CEO (TWTR)

Jack Dorsey is now officially Twitter's CEO. This is going to upset some people because he plans to remain CEO of Square, a small-business focused payments processing company, which is going public soon. Dorsey is the cofounder of both Square and Twitter. Show More Summary

Britain's laws may be too outdated to be used against Uber in its taximeter lawsuit

UK's High Court this week will issue a ruling about whether Uber's driver app can legally be classed as a taximeter or not. Black cabs say the Uber smartphone app is illegal because it calculates fares like a meter. By law, only black cabs can have meters installed. Show More Summary

These are the 10 most valuable brands in the world (AAPL, GOOG, KO, MSFT, IBM, TYT, GEC, MCD, AMZN)

Apple has once again retained its position as the world's most valuable brand, according to brand management firm Interband's annual rankings of the "best global brands." Technology and automotive brands dominated the rankings of 100 companies, taking up a combined 28 spots in the list. Show More Summary

Microsoft's new phone could come with a removable battery (MSFT)

Microsoft is expected to announce two new phones tomorrow, the larger of which will have a removable battery. A leaked photo of the Lumia 950XL shows the back of the device, including the battery which is 3,350mAh (the iPhone 6S Plus is 2,915mAh) and appears to include grooves that would allow for its removal. Show More Summary

Apple has mysteriously redesigned the Windows logo (AAPL, MSFT)

Apple has seemingly redesigned the logo for Windows 10, an odd move considering the company doesn't control the branding of Microsoft's products. The change appears on the Apple Support website for iCloud Calendar with no explanation for why the standard Windows 10 logo was not used. Show More Summary

This email rant just cost a male Girls in Tech employee his job

John DeMartini, the director of corporate sponsorships at Girls in Tech has left the organisation after sending a sexist email rant to a potential sponsor when she declined an invitation to sponsor an event, Re/code reports. Girls in...Show More Summary

Microsoft's new phones will use an iris scanner to let you unlock your phone with your face (MSFT)

Microsoft is hosting an event tomorrow that will see the introduction of two new Lumia devices, the first flagship phones since the company acquired Nokia in 2014. The new phones, dubbed the 950 and 950XL, will have big screens, fast processors, and the ability to unlock the handset with just your face. Show More Summary

Apple CEO Tim Cook has explained in a heartfelt speech why he came out as gay (AAPL)

Apple CEO Tim Cook says that he chose to come out as gay because "people need to hear that being gay is not a limitation," Re/code reports. Cook was speaking at the Human Rights Campaign awards dinner on October 3 in Washington DC. He...Show More Summary

Steve Jobs' widow 'repeatedly tried to kill' the new movie about his life (AAPL)

Laurene Powell Jobs was unhappy with production of the new movie "Steve Jobs," which is based on Walter Isaacson's biography of her late husband, The Wall Street Journal reports. Powell Jobs was so unhappy with the movie, in fact, that she reportedly "tried to kill" it multiple times. Show More Summary

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