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Jeff Bezos just shared a new video of a giant $42 million mechanical clock designed to outlast the United States (AMZN)

Amazon CEO Jeff Bezos has funded the construction of a clock buried in a mountain in Texas that's designed to keep time for 10,000 years. The clock is a project of the Long Now Foundation. Bezos shared a video of the clock's construction...Show More Summary

Kimbal Musk — Elon's brother — is giving away one of the first Tesla Model 3s ever made

On Tuesday, Kimbal Musk launched a campaign to raffle off his Tesla Model 3 to someone who donates at least $10 to his agricultural nonprofit Big Green. Big Green builds learning gardens in public schools so that students can learn the...Show More Summary

Amazon seeks to boost user retention for Alexa skills (AMZN)

This story was delivered to BI Intelligence Apps and Platforms Briefing subscribers hours before appearing on Business Insider. To be the first to know, please click here. Amazon released a major overhaul to its Alexa Skills Kit Developer...Show More Summary

This vest could help people cope with anxiety and stress by simulating a hug

This is the Bubsy Vest. It could help people cope with anxiety and stress. It provides comfort by creating controlled pressure. The vest simulates a hug. Taeyoung Chang: I'm Taeyoung Chang and I'm an industrial design student at Pratt Institute. Show More Summary

Apple fixed a flaw that let people 'bomb' your iPhone and cause it to stop working (AAPL)

Some Apple products including the iPhone would crash when sent a specific series of Telugu or Bengali letters. Apple fixed the "text bomb" bug in a software update. Apple pushed an minor update to iPhone and iPad software over the weekend...Show More Summary

'Black Panther' has made more money in the US than 'Justice League' after just 4 days

Marvel's "Black Panther" outgrossed the domestic box office earnings of "Justice League" in just four days. "Black Panther" is estimated to have scored over $235 million at the domestic box office and $404 million worldwide. The Marvel...Show More Summary

Google buys Xively to improve its IoT platform (GOOG)

This story was delivered to BI Intelligence IoT Briefing subscribers hours before it appeared on Business Insider. To be the first to know, please click here. Google will acquire IoT platform Xively from software company LogMeIn forShow More Summary

The Danish inventor accused of the horrific murder of a Swedish journalist on his submarine allegedly texted his girlfriend a description of the crime

Inventor Peter Madsen is accused of killing and dismembering Kim Wall, a journalist who was writing about him. Wall was last seen alive in August, on a submarine Madsen had built himself. A new account of her death includes texts Madsen...Show More Summary

This graph tells you everything you need to know about Facebook's problem with falling use (FB, GOOG)

Facebook's use by US consumers ages 18 or older fell 4% year-on-year in November, according to Nielsen stats cited by the Pivotal analyst Brian Wieser. That applies to Facebook's core app — its other businesses, including Messenger,Show More Summary

Bank of England's Mark Carney: Bitcoin has 'failed' one of its key aims

Bank of England Governor Mark Carney: Bitcoin has "failed" to become an actual currency. Carney told students at London's Regent's University that bitcoin fails two key tests: it is neither a medium of exchange nor a store of value. UBS,...Show More Summary

The Navy's stealth destroyers are getting new missiles that will turn them into long-range ship killers

The Navy has requested funding to equip its Zumwalt-class destroyers with new missiles designed to allow them to take on other surface vessels at long ranges, Defense News reported, citing budget documents. The ships were originallyShow More Summary

Criminals are reportedly abducting the 'cryptorich' to steal their Bitcoin (BTC)

Groups of criminals around the world are targeting people known to be in possession of large amounts of cryptocurrencies like Bitcoin. Their modus operandi usually involves abduction, which is followed by demands of ransom often north...Show More Summary

Amazon got bigger than Microsoft by beating it at its own game

Amazon officially passed Microsoft's market capitalization last week, and continues to outperform the market at large. Amazon's cloud-computing business is growing three times faster than Microsoft's — and the potential market continues...Show More Summary

Bitcoin climbs back above $11,000

The price of bitcoin climbed back above $11,000 per coin on Monday afternoon. Having lost more than half its value between November and late January, bitcoin has staged a strong rally over the last week or so. "This recovery is being...Show More Summary

I take a social media break once a year — and I feel so much better (TWTR, FB, GOOG, GOOGL, SNAP)

I don't post or read social media in the month of December. I've been taking this online break for three years. It's a good way to reset your relationship with Instagram, Twitter, Snapchat, or Facebook. This is an installment of   Business...Show More Summary

A former pro baseball player created an app to 'end harassment in your workplace' — but it might not be the perfect solution

A former MLB player has created a sexual harassment prevention app called BeeAmicable. He created it after going through a divorce. A sexual harassment lawyer we spoke to says the app could actually open companies up to more litigation. A former Major League Baseball player thinks he has a solution to alleviate workplace sexual harassment. Show More Summary

Uber may sell off its Southeast Asia business to improve its finances as it prepares to IPO

Uber is reportedly planning to sell its business in Southeast Asia to rival Grab. It's likely to receive equity in Grab as part of the deal. Uber's CEO said last week that operating in developing markets is an "optional investment" for...Show More Summary

6 ways to keep your skin healthy and smooth during the winter, according to a dermatologist

If it feels like your skin has been screaming lately, you're not alone. Winter months in cold climates can be a recipe for dry, itchy, angry skin. "Xerosis," if you prefer the scientific term. But figuring out how to keep skin moisturized in the winter can be confusing. Show More Summary

Poland's central bank is reportedly funding a YouTube 'smear campaign' against cryptocurrencies

Poland's central bank accused of hiring YouTubers to "start a smear campaign" against cryptocurrencies. The Narodowy Bank Polski spent around 91,000 zloty (£19,430; $27,300) on a marketing campaign designed to attack the legitimacy of...Show More Summary

A 24-year old got a mysterious disease where her body attacked her brain — and scientists are learning it's more common than they thought

When she was 24 years old, Caroline Walsh started having disturbing symptoms, like forgetfulness and sudden behavior changes. Doctors incorrectly diagnosed her several times before she was properly diagnosed with autoimmune encephalitis,...Show More Summary

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