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Parents in the US are worried about their children's use of smartphones

As more and more studies emerge surrounding the use of smartphones and social media in our daily lives, many parents are worried. Can smartphones have an adverse effect on young children? In a recent study by non-profit Common SenseShow More Summary

'They seem to actually care if we make money': Media companies are falling back in love with Twitter

In light of Facebook's algorithm shift, media companies increasingly see Twitter as a more attractive distribution partner. Not only is Twitter well suited to news content, but it's seen as a rare tech platform that seeks equitable deals...Show More Summary

Two of the most powerful people in media are building a case against Facebook and Google — and a war is brewing (FB, GOOG)

The heads of CNN and News Corp have both spoken out against the power Facebook and Google have over digital media. On Monday, CNN president Jeff Zuckerberg said the government should look at Facebook and Google's monopoly power. News...Show More Summary

The way you think about your job interview could be sabotaging your chances right from the start

You don't have to fear difficult job-interview questions. It's possible to re-frame the question and provide an anecdote that showcases your strengths. Great questions to reframe include past challenges with clients and what your last...Show More Summary

6 reasons you should buy last year's Galaxy S8 instead of the new Galaxy S9

The Galaxy S9 is officially here — and it's not much different from last year's Galaxy S8. Samsung's newest flagship phone was announced Sunday and will arrive in stores March 16. The Galaxy S9 features some exciting upgrades — notably a powerful, innovative camera, and a faster processor — but it's not a major upgrade over last year's model. Show More Summary

Canon’s newest camera solves one of the biggest problems with standalone cameras in the age of smartphones

Canon just released the M50, its newest mirrorless camera (and the first one to shoot video in 4K) with a number of user-friendly features. One of those features lets users stream photos directly to their phones without prompting the...Show More Summary

An influential group of doctors says all teens should get screened for depression — here are some of the questions they ask

In new guidelines released Monday, the American Academy of Pediatrics recommends that all young people over age 12 get screened for depression. Many people, including adults, are not properly diagnosed with depression or other psychiatric...Show More Summary

Apple confirms that it's a Google Cloud customer — and it's a big victory for Google cloud boss Diane Greene (MSFT, GOOG, GOOGL, AAPL)

Buried deep in a document intended for developers and IT professionals, Apple has publicly acknowledged that it uses Google Cloud Platform. It's been widely known since 2016 that Apple uses both Amazon Web Services and Google Cloud to power its iCloud service. Show More Summary

Move over Prada: Millennials can't get enough of Koio, an Italian sneaker company that sells luxury shoes for a fraction of the cost

What do millennials want from their footwear? It's a question that J ohannes Quodt and Chris Wichert have explored ever since they booked a one-way ticket to Italy in 2014 with the quest of creating a shoe tailored to the taste of today's up-and-comers. Millennials, Quodt and Wichert know, are discerning shoppers. Show More Summary

Google unveils updates to Assistant to bolster voice platform (GOOGL)

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. Google is aiming to make its Google Assistant voice platformShow More Summary

Samsung's new Galaxy S9 is the first phone with a 'dual aperture' — here's what it does

Samsung announced its new Galaxy S9 smartphones on Sunday, which come with big improvements to an already excellent camera. The new camera has the widest aperture on any smartphone camera.  The Galaxy S9 also has a mechanical aperture...Show More Summary

One of the world's best restaurants has finished a $10 million renovation — check out the French Laundry's new look

It's been called "the best restaurant in the world, period" by Anthony Bourdain. But a stunning renovation of the French Laundry shows there's always room for improvement. Chef Thomas Keller's iconic Napa Valley restaurant has finally wrapped up a remodel that cost $10 million and began four years ago. Show More Summary

What would happen if humans tried to land on Jupiter

A special thanks to Kunio Sayanagi at Hampton University, for his help with this video. The best way to explore a new world is to land on it. That's why humans have sent spacecraft to the Moon, Venus, Mars, Saturn's moon, Titan, and more. But there are a few places in the solar system we will never understand as well as we'd like. Show More Summary

The smartest piece of Samsung’s new Galaxy S9 phone is a decades-old component

Samsung's latest phone, the Galaxy S9, is the last flagship phone with a headphone jack. Unlike Apple's iPhone and Google's Pixel line of phones, the Galaxy line has retained this crucial component that its competition deems outdated. In...Show More Summary

MoviePass' CEO explains why a 'small percentage' of accounts were terminated, and how to make sure it won't happen to you (HMNY)

MoviePass CEO Mitch Lowe explained why a "small percentage" of MoviePass subscribers were terminated in the beginning of February. Lowe addressed the customer service issues the company has been dealing with since its gigantic increase...Show More Summary

New leaked images claim to show the screen of a massive 'iPhone X Plus' (AAPL)

New leaked images claim to show parts from a 2018 iPhone.  The photos show a large notched display that would reportedly be for an "iPhone X Plus," a massive 6.5-inch phone said to be coming later this year.  The parts may not be for...Show More Summary

Marketing firm SintechMedia is promising to build an 'operating system' for the future of media buying and selling

The marketing tech company SintechMedia – rebranding itself as Operative – is promising media companies it can help them compete with Google and Facebook. Operative says that media giants like Meredith and NBCUniversal are often hindered by the multiple legacy systems they use to manage their ad space. Show More Summary

Samsung says its new animated emojis are absolutely not copying Apple (AAPL)

Samsung's highest-end phone, the Galaxy S9, goes on sale next month. One of its key features, "AR emoji," sounds a lot like a recently launched Apple feature called "Animoji." Samsung's head of mobile denies that it copied Apple, and...Show More Summary

British Growth Fund's £200 million venture arm is 'scaling up' and 3 partners are leaving

British Growth Fund, or BGF, is to "scale up" its £200 million venture arm to invest in more companies outside of London. The restructure means three BGF Ventures partners are leaving — namely Wendy Tan White, Harry Briggs, and RoryShow More Summary

Scientists are beginning to learn how vaping impacts your health — and the results are troubling

A handful of studies published this year are beginning to reveal the health effects of e-cigarettes, and they are not all positive. While some research has suggested that e-cigs may help adults quit smoking conventional cigarettes, other...Show More Summary

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