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Cisco chairman John Chambers has resigned and will move on to the 'next chapter' in his career (CSCO)

After 24 years on the board of Cisco, chairman and former CEO John Chambers will officially leave the company when his board term expires in December, the company announced on Monday. Cisco's current CEO Chuck Robbins will take over as chairman. Robbins took over as CEO two years ago when Chambers retired from that role. Show More Summary

BAIRD: Tesla's Gigafactory is ramping up — and it hands the carmaker a huge advantage (TSLA)

Tesla began constructing its Gigafactory in 2014, and says that to reach its end-of-2018 goal, it would require the factory's output to equal what is produced worldwide today. That's a lot of batteries and a big bet on the future ofShow More Summary

The most and least affordable cities in the US for working class families

By 2050, the United Nations predicts there will be 6.5 billion people living in urban areas — approximately double the current population of city-dwellers. In the US, however, the move into cities isn't one working-class families can necessarily afford. Show More Summary

MORGAN STANLEY: Ford needs 'profound change' to turn around its falling stock price (F)

Jim Hackett has been CEO of Ford for three months now, and Morgan Stanley is ready to see some changes. The bank says a deciding moment for the automaker will come next month, on October 3, when management plans to announce a “strategic...Show More Summary

Samsung is rolling out an update that will disable the infamous Bixby button on the Galaxy S8 and Galaxy Note 8

Samsung will let owners of its latest Galaxy smartphones disable the "Bixby" button, the dedicated button for the company's smart voice assistant, according to SamMobile. Some Galaxy phones that come with the Bixby button, including the Galaxy S8 and Galaxy Note 8, are receiving updates that will let owners disable the Bixby button. Show More Summary

Vox Media is giving in to programmatic ads

Advertisers can now buy ads on Vox Media properties 'programmatically.' The digital publisher is the latest company to bend to the wave of using technology to sell ads rather than relying primarly on people-driven sales teams. Vox, along...Show More Summary

Porsche's stunning Tesla rival will arrive in 2019 and cost $85,000 (TSLA)

More details are emerging about Porsche's highly anticipated electric car, dubbed the Mission E. Porsche's chairman, Oliver Blume, told CAR Magazine the vehicle will go on sale by the end of 2019 and will be "priced like entry-levelShow More Summary

The chip inside the iPhone X and iPhone 8 makes it more powerful than a 2017 MacBook Pro (AAPL)

The latest official benchmarks from Geekbench (which we first saw via AppleInsider) are in, and the results show that the Apple A11 Bionic system-on-a-chip (SoC) is more powerful than certain MacBook Pro models. And not old MacBooks,...Show More Summary

The $5 billion battle for Amazon's new HQ is getting even more heated (AMZN)

Amazon is still soliciting bids for its new $5 billion, 50,000 person HQ. New York City has emerged as a leading contender. Cities like Boston and Los Angeles are seeing pushback from locals who question Amazon's motives. The $5 billion...Show More Summary

There isn't a long waiting list for the iPhone 8 yet (AAPL)

If you were to log on to on Monday and order the newest iPhone, you wouldn't have to wait very long until you received your new device. In fact, some iPhone 8 models will still arrive by Friday, the first day it hits retail...Show More Summary

San Francisco's Museum of Ice Cream has a sprinkle pool and a Pop Rocks cave — here's what it's like

San Francisco is holding onto summer at the new Museum of Ice Cream, a colorful Instagram paradise where visitors eat ice cream and snap selfies amidst shrines to the frozen treat. The wildly popular pop-up exhibit sparked a social-media mania during its temporary runs in Los Angeles and New York earlier this year. Show More Summary

The Justice Department has reportedly opened an insider trading investigation at Equifax

Equifax officials are reportedly being investigated by the Justice Department after selling stock before the company revealed a data breach that exposed the personal information of millions of Americans. Bloomberg's Tom Schoenberg and...Show More Summary

Netflix lost the biggest Emmy to Hulu — but its customers couldn't care less (NFLX)

Sunday night at the Emmy Awards, Netflix again missed out on the biggest prize of the evening. But, according to Mark Mahaney, an analyst at RBC, Netflix is still crushing its streaming competition across the globe with its content. Hulu's...Show More Summary

7 reasons you should buy an iPhone X instead of an iPhone 8

Apple announced three new iPhones last week: the iPhone 8, the iPhone 8 Plus, and the high-end iPhone X. Those three phones start at $699, $799, and $999, respectively. You might be thinking, "Why would I pay at least $1,000 to own the...Show More Summary

5G stole the show at Mobile World Congress Americas

This story was delivered to BI Intelligence Apps and Platforms Briefing subscribers. To learn more and subscribe, please click here. 5G — the networking standard that will succeed 4G LTE — took center stage at Mobile World Congress (MWC) Americas in San Francisco last week. Show More Summary

What you need to know in advertising today

Sports are as much about fandom and conversation as they are about watching games, and for a long time ESPN's hit show "SportsCenter" owned that conversation. Not only did it have a lockdown on all the key highlights on a given day,Show More Summary

Robots are coming for our jobs — here’s why the founder of 'blue collar LinkedIn' isn't worried

Robots are coming for your job. That may sound vaguely dystopian, but it's on the horizon. A 2013 study from Oxford University found that a whopping 47% of US jobs could be automatized in 20 years. Jobcase CEO and founder Fred Goff has...Show More Summary

Why you can't fly a plane to space

Why can't you fly a plane to space? Turns out, you couldn't even make it halfway. Part of the problem is Earth's gravity. You need to escape it in order to reach space. This requires a minimum speed of mach 33 (25,000 mph). The current world record for fastest plane is only mach 6.7 (5,140 mph). Show More Summary

These charts show the world is better than ever — even if things seem apocalyptic

It's easy to think the world is ending when natural disasters are pummeling vulnerable islands and politicians are threatening nuclear destruction. But take a step back and you'll find a more encouraging picture of where the human race...Show More Summary

Psychologists studied 5,000 genius kids for 45 years — a short film reveals its key findings

In 1971, a psychologist named Julian Stanley issued the SAT to a group of 12- and 13-year-olds in an experiment that would eventually become one of the most revealing studies of human achievement. The "Study of Mathematically Precocious...Show More Summary

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