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How the billionaire founder of LinkedIn turned his dream of being a 'public intellectual' into a life as one of Silicon Valley's most prominent investors

Reid Hoffman is the billionaire cofounder of LinkedIn and an influential tech investor. He has a masters in philosophy from Oxford and considers it useful to his approach to business. His role as a prominent speaker and writer on entrepreneurship...Show More Summary

These are the best deals airlines are offering for Black Friday

While tech and clothing deals get much of the Black Friday publicity, many airlines will also be offering significant discounts. They include $99 tickets from the US to Europe and $6.63 flights within Europe. Some of the discounts will...Show More Summary

Facebook will let some of its users see if they interacted with Russian propaganda (FB)

Some Facebook users will be able to see which Russia-linked pages they interacted with on the social network. Facebook still won't tell users whether the propaganda they saw was a paid ad or a post in the News Feed. The move followsShow More Summary

Barbara Corcoran says having brains without beauty isn't enough to get ahead

Barbara Corcoran is a real-estate mogul and an investor on the ABC series "Shark Tank." She says business people should play up any advantage they have — even if that advantage is being attractive. "I wore flashy bright-colored suits, short skirts, I had great legs. Show More Summary

The government proposed new rules that would let internet providers block apps and create fast lanes — read the full plan (VZ, CMCSA)

The Federal Communications Commission will vote December 14 on a new rule that would roll back net-neutrality regulations adopted in 2015. The FCC released the full text of the order on Wednesday. It proposes allowing internet service...Show More Summary

The TSA is testing out new scanners that could make airport security lines much faster

TSA is beginning to test new scanning machines that could speed up security lines. The new scanners are similar to those used in hospitals, and they would give agents 3-D images of bags that would make it easier to distinguish dangerous...Show More Summary

11 insider facts most Black Friday workers know — and you probably don't

No one has more insider knowledge about Black Friday than the sales associates working that day. To unearth 11 lesser-known facts about Black Friday, Business Insider surveyed more than 40 Black Friday workers. Whether you want to know...Show More Summary

What makes people allergic to gluten — and why Caucasians are most at risk

Where does gluten intolerance really come from? It turns out the genes that cause it can be tracked down to northern Europe. Peter Green, the director of Celiac Disease Center at Columbia University, explains the myths surrounding gluten-free diets. Show More Summary

One of Wall Street's biggest bears just doubled his bitcoin forecast to $11,500

Tom Lee of Fundstrat has nearly doubled his forecast for bitcoin, calling for the cryptocurrency to hit $11,500 by mid-2018. Lee says that a recent dip in bitcoin's price wiped out weak, low-conviction holdings, clearing the path for...Show More Summary

An ex-Google data scientist studied thousands of successful people on Wikipedia — here's what they have in common

Unless you're famous for doing something terrible, having your own Wikipedia page is probably a point of pride. The question on Seth Stephens-Davidowitz's mind is: What does it take to actually attain that level of prominence? Stephens-Davidowitz is a former Google data scientist and Harvard-trained economist. Show More Summary

How Uber reportedly tried to keep the lid on the data breach that affected 57 million people

Bloomberg reported on Tuesday that Uber had paid hackers $100,000 to conceal an October 2016 data breach that exposed the personal information of 57 million users. The decision to cover up the hack was led by Uber's former chief executive,...Show More Summary

A state politician in Hawaii says the new 'Star Wars' game encourages kids to gamble and he wants to ban sales to anyone under 21 (EA)

Hawaii House of Representatives member Chris Lee accused EA of "predatory behavior." Lee said that EA's new "Star Wars" game actively encourages kids to engage in gambling. The controversial element in the game is a concept called "loot...Show More Summary

Google is finally, officially starting work on its new $1.3 billion London HQ (GOOG, GOOGL)

Better late than never. Google is finally, officially starting work on its new British headquarters in London, years after it was first announced. On Tuesday, Google held its official groundbreaking of the site, where it will build a...Show More Summary

MEMO: Meg Whitman tells employees that news of her departure should have come 'as no surprise' (HPE)

After announcing her decision to resign as Hewlett Packard Enterprise's CEO on February 1, Meg Whitman sent an email to company employees about her departure. In the email, she gave her unequivocal support to Antonio Neri, the 22-year...Show More Summary

TripAdvisor is under investigation from the FTC after it reportedly removed user accounts of rape and assault

The FTC is investigating TripAdvisor after the website reportedly removed user accounts of rape and assault. TripAdvisor has since introduced a measure that allows a committee of employees to flag resorts that are deemed unsafe. Travel...Show More Summary

Uber reportedly paid hackers $100,000 to cover up a cyberattack that exposed the personal data of 57 million people

Uber paid hackers $100,000 to cover up a 2016 cyberattack that exposed the personal data of 57 million people, including both riders and drivers, Bloomberg's Eric Newcomer reported Tuesday. The data breach, which occurred in October 2016, was not made public until Tuesday when Uber quietly published a blog post about the incident. Show More Summary

Meg Whitman, one of Silicon Valley's best-known execs, is stepping down from the CEO job at Hewlett Packard Enterprise (HPE)

Hewlett Packard Enterprise's CEO, Meg Whitman, is stepping down in February. She will be replaced by Antonio Neri, the current president of HPE. Whitman, who joined HPE's predecessor, Hewlett-Packard, in 2011, was recently identified...Show More Summary

If you want to see what America would be like if it ditched net neutrality, just look at Portugal

The Federal Communications Commission is planning to ditch net neutrality, which requires internet providers to treat all data online equally. A Portuguese internet provider shows what the American internet could look like if net neutrality...Show More Summary

How a Netflix documentary got inside New York City's intensely insular Hasidic community

"One of Us" is a Netflix documentary that gives a rare look inside New York City's insular Hasidic community. Directors Heidi Ewing and Rachel Grady spent three years making it. Two of the three people they spotlight in the movie said...Show More Summary

Millennial investors have a history of loading up on retail stocks before Black Friday (AMZN, WMT, BBY, M, JCP)

Black Friday is one of the biggest days of the year for retailers. Millennials on the stock trading app Robinhood have been mostly bullish on retail companies ahead of the major holiday. Trading volumes are usually higher in the week before the holiday. Black Friday is one of the biggest shopping holidays in the US. Show More Summary

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