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The US is joining more than 40 countries in an 'unprecedented' takedown of a massive cybercrime network

The US is joining with law enforcement agencies in more than 40 countries to take down a massive cybercrime network known as "Avalanche." According to the Justice Department release, Avalanche servers have been distributing more than...Show More Summary

Emerging markets are finally catching up on 4G smartphones (GOOG, GOOGL, AAPL)

This story was delivered to BI Intelligence Apps and Platforms Briefing subscribers. To learn more and subscribe, please click here. 4G capable handsets are projected to reach double-digit growth of more than 21% in 2016, according to...Show More Summary

Tech stocks are plunging (FB, GOOG, GOOGL, BABA, CRM, QCOM, ORCL)

Shares of technology companies were down sharply across the board on Thursday as the Nasdaq Composite fell 68 points, or about 1.4%. Some of the big losers at the time of publication include: Facebook (down 2.91%) Google (down 1.98%) Oracle...Show More Summary

11 skills you can learn in a week that will impress just about anyone

In his 2013 TEDx Talk, "The first 20 hours," author and business expert Josh Kaufman busts the myth that learning new skills takes a lot of time. Proficiency, Kaufman says, is really only 20 hours away. Divided into two- or three-hour chunks, that's about a week's worth of practice. Show More Summary

Forget the iPhone 7 — here are 9 reasons the next iPhone will blow everyone away

If you weren't blown away by the iPhone 7, then maybe you should consider holding off until 2017 for the next iPhone. Here are 9 rumors about the next iPhone that will make you say "WOW!" iPhone Concept Art Courtesy of Marek Weidlich Follow Tech Insider: On Facebook Join the conversation about this story »

Apple is making it easier to replace your iPhone if it randomly shuts off with 30% battery (AAPL)

There's a problem going around where some iPhones are turning off faster than normal. Some iPhones are shutting off when their batteries say they have about 30% left. When they're plugged back in, they quickly jump back to 30% battery...Show More Summary

Take a look inside WeWork's newest location, which straddles historic New York City and the brand-new Fulton Center

On Thursday, WeWork is opening its newest location in New York City at 11 John Street in the city's financial district. But what makes the latest location different from other WeWork offices around the globe is where it's housed: straddling...Show More Summary

Zenefits' free software business model has been declared 'illegal' in the state of Washington

It's been two steps forward and one step back for troubled startup Zenefits and its legal problems after it admitted earlier this year it was selling insurance without proper licensing in multiple states. On Thursday, the state of Washington's...Show More Summary

A Russian spacecraft full of food and water may have crashed into the ocean

An uncrewed cargo ship bound for the International Space Station (ISS) might now be wreckage at the bottom of the sea. On Thursday morning, Roscosmos — Russia's space agency — launched an expendable Progress module crammed with 5,383 lbs of food, water, medical equipment, toiletries, and other supplies toward the ISS. Show More Summary

I made two important changes in my most recent move — and it made the process so much easier

Moving is the worst. We're all on the same page here, right? Lifting heavy objects is awful, as is moving said objects, as is carefully placing them down once more.  The process is tiring and stressful and expensive. Having lived in cities since starting college in 2006, I've moved... Show More Summary

Bill Gates is backing a revolutionary waterless toilet — here's how it works

Four years after the Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation awarded $710,000 for the development of a revolutionary waterless toilet, the technology has \ received a second financial boost. The Nano Membrane Toilet, as developers at Cranfield...Show More Summary

Facebook: 'We do not think of ourselves as editors' but we may label fake news (FB)

Facebook says that it wants to get rid of fake news and hoaxes on its platform. But its plan to do so does not involve hiring human editors or giving special treatment to certain publications over others. The social network is instead...Show More Summary

Here's what the inside of Uber's self-driving car looks like

Uber's self-driving cars have been transporting people around Pittsburgh for over two months now. Uber reached out to roughly 1,000 regular users when it first launched the pilot program in September, asking if they would like the opportunity to hail a ride in a self-driving car. Show More Summary

The top 10 Android apps and games of 2016 (GOOG)

The year is nearly over, and it's time for a little reflection. Harambe. The election. And the top Android apps, of course. Google released its annual list of the top Android apps on Thursday. The list is split into the top 5 apps and...Show More Summary

A bunch of carbon dioxide that's been trapped in the soil is starting to escape — and it’s bad news for the planet

A key greenhouse gas responsible for warming the planet, carbon dioxide, isn't just hanging around in the air. It's also locked up deep under the ground. In the soil, stocks of carbon have built up over thousands of years, and levels...Show More Summary

One of the biggest real estate developments in London history is this $16.5 billion neighborhood

London's Battersea Power Station has been part of the city fabric for nearly a century. The iconic brick building — which sits in the center of London — was featured in The Beatles' 1965 film "Help!," on the cover of Pink Floyd's 1977...Show More Summary

AngelList just bought Product Hunt, the website that Silicon Valley uses to discover the hottest startups

Product Hunt, a 3-year-old website that helps techies discover new products and startups, has been acquired by AngelList. Product Hunt founder Ryan Hoover and 13-person team will operate independently from AngelList, which helps startups with recruiting and fundraising. Show More Summary

Trump Tower has hidden public spaces that aren't found on the building directory

Come January, Trump Tower in Manhattan will act as "White House North,"  as The New York Times refers to it. Beyond the skyscraper's shops, private condos, and offices, there are a few hidden spaces that anyone can access — with a catch. In the late 1970s, Donald Trump set out to build his flagship, 58-story tower in midtown Manhattan. Show More Summary

Why pizzas come with that plastic table in the center

The best part of getting a pizza is opening up the box to unleash the smell of Italian seasoning, melted cheese, and crispy crust. You have Carmela Vitale to thank for that. She's the woman behind those little plastic tables that save your pizza night from utter disaster. Follow Tech Insider: On Facebook Join the conversation about this story »

Facebook wants to teach you about artificial intelligence now so it can hire you later (FB)

"We need everybody to contribute to artificial intelligence," Joaquin Quiñonero Candela, the head of Facebook's Applied Machine Learning (AML) research division, tells Business Insider. Candela is speaking about Facebook itself, sure,...Show More Summary

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