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Facebook's lead HR consultant says every great manager follows these 2 principles

When the management guide "First, Break All the Rules" was first published in 1999, managers embraced it and HR departments rejected it. Two of the book's core messages— that a company's success relies on individual managers' leadership...Show More Summary

Here's what to expect from Apple this week (AAPL)

Apple reports its second-quarter earnings on Tuesday, and the big question is whether Apple's revenue could shrink for the first time in years. Analysts expect that Apple may report a year-over-year decline in revenue for the first time since 2003. Show More Summary

The Charter-Time Warner deal just got approved with a bunch of caveats (TWC, CHTR)

The Justice Department and the FCC have approved Charter's proposed takeover of Time Warner Cable and Bright House Networks. An FCC order approved the $10.4 billion acquisition of Bright House Networks. Charter's acquisition of TimeShow More Summary

Bill Gates says the next big thing in tech can help people learn like he does

In a new interview with The Verge, Microsoft cofounder and richest man in the world Bill Gates explained the potential for chatbots — programs you can text with like they're human — in education. Gates lauds the potential for what he...Show More Summary

Honda has a wild vision for the future of driverless cars

Honda's latest vision for driverless cars is a creative, wanderlust-filled adventure. The automaker commissioned London-based design studio Map to assemble prototypes showcasing the driverless cars of the future. The whole project was...Show More Summary

Here’s the massive amount of fuel it takes to launch a rocket into space — measured in elephants

On July 16, 1969, an American rocket called the Saturn V launched Neil Armstrong and Buzz Aldrin into space in a mission that would end with the first human steps on the moon. To this day, no other rocket has launched human beings as...Show More Summary

Facebook's latest attempt to make people share more could be another camera app (FB)

Facebook is developing a standalone camera app to encourage users to take and share more photos and videos, sources tell The Wall Street Journal's Deepa Seetharaman. The app is still in early prototype stage, but as of now it opens to...Show More Summary

Microsoft's one-handed iPhone keyboard is here (MSFT, AAPL)

Microsoft's one-handed "Word Flow" keyboard has made its way onto iPhones. This is the second keyboard Microsoft has launched on iOS this month; the first was their productivity-centric "Hub" keyboard. Both the Word Flow and Hub keyboards have come out of Microsoft's Garage division. Show More Summary

The end of the iPhone's amazing eight-year run (AAPL)

Apple reports earnings on Tuesday, and its quarterly revenue is expected to fall from the year-ago quarter for the first time since 2003. That's because iPhone growth has finally hit the wall. Ming-Chi Kuo at KGI Securities has historically...Show More Summary

Microsoft's missed quarter is a sign that the company isn't out of the woods yet (MSFT)

Under CEO Satya Nadella, Microsoft has made great strides in winning back the trust of customers, partners, and Wall Street investors following a long, turbulent era of uncertainty. That said, Microsoft isn't out of the woods just yet:...Show More Summary

Apple is going a totally different direction than Microsoft and Google (AAPL, MSFT, GOOG)

Over the weekend, Ars Technica reported that there are some solid signs that the Google Play app store could be coming to Google Chrome OS devices, including the lightweight Chromebook laptops. It's the latest in a long string of reports...Show More Summary

The government will publicly shame you if you text and drive

The US government is publicly shaming drivers who brag about texting and driving on Twitter. Yes, Big Brother is watching you from the account of the the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration, which is using the hashtag #justdrive...Show More Summary

'Silicon Valley' made a lot of changes to its opening for the new season

"Game of Thrones" wasn't the only show to return to HBO Sunday night. "Silicon Valley" had its season three premiere afterward. If you paid close attention, the show made a lot of subtle changes to its opening animation sequence to reflect...Show More Summary

Apple's next watch will be much less of an accessory (AAPL)

Apple is working to add cellular connectivity to the next version of the Apple Watch, alongside a faster processor, The Wall Street Journal's Daisuke Wakabayashi reports. However, it might be difficult to convince users who already pay...Show More Summary

Apple scooped up 40% of Silicon Valley's publicly traded profits last year (AAPL)

The San Jose Mercury News has done its annual survey of Silicon Valley's top technology firms, and Apple tops most metrics for the fifth year in a row, beating out other giants such as Alphabet and Intel. The newspaper surveys the Valley's...Show More Summary

Apple suffers major setback in China ahead of Q1 Earnings (AAPL)

This story was delivered to BI Intelligence Mobile Industry Insider subscribers. To learn more and subscribe, please click here. Apple has had growing success in China, but the world's most populous nation just threw up a roadblock in...Show More Summary

Analysts keep dropping their forecasts for how many iPhones Apple will sell in 2016 (AAPL)

Well-respected analyst Ming-Chi Kuo of KGI Securities has lowered his forecasts for iPhone shipments — days after another analyst also lowered their forecast for iPhones in 2016. 9to5Mac reports that KGI has outlined a worst-case scenario in which iPhone shipments in 2016 could fall below their 2014 level. Show More Summary

PHOTOS: Barack Obama geeked out with a virtual reality headset in Germany

World leaders love virtual reality just as much as the rest of us. On Monday morning, US President Barack Obama attended a trade fair in Hannover, Germany. While there, he and German Chancellor Angela Merkel got the opportunity to try out a virtual reality headset — to the pair's obvious amusement. We first saw these photos over on Gizmodo. Show More Summary

Google is blurring the lines between its desktop and mobile operating systems (GOOG)

Google is going to let customers using its Chromebook laptops run Android apps on the devices, The Verge reports. The latest version of the operating system for Chromebooks includes a button that suggests functionality is coming that...Show More Summary

Websites that detect your ad-blocker could be breaking EU law

In the battle against ad-blocking, many publishers have begun preventing readers from viewing content while they have an ad blocker switched on. However, a letter purporting to be from the European Commission suggests that these publishers could be breaking European law. The letter was sent to Alexander Hanff, a privacy campaigner. Show More Summary

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