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Tech billionaires sank $170 million into a new kind of school — now classrooms are shrinking and some parents say their kids are 'guinea pigs'

A new kind of school crafted by the minds and wallets of Silicon Valley influencers is struggling to keep parents happy and students in seats. AltSchool shuttered more than half of the schools it's opened since 2013. Parents of former...Show More Summary

Amazon has opened a pop-up store in London's Soho Square (AMZN)

Amazon has opened a pop-up store in London's Soho Square to raise awareness of its upcoming "Black Friday" sale event. Visitors will be able to try electronics, toys, jewellery, and beauty products that will go on sale on Black Friday,...Show More Summary

Amazon is selling a red Echo as part of an effort to support an AIDS charity (AMZN)

Amazon has released a limited edition red version of its Amazon Echo smart speaker as part of an effort to support HIV/AIDs charity (RED). The Seattle-headquartered company has pledged to give $10 to (RED) every time someone buys one of its red Echo devices, which retail at $99 in the US. Show More Summary

10 things in tech you need to know today (AMZN, T, TWX, GOOG)

Good morning! Here's the technology news you need to know this morning. 1. Amazon launched a cloud computing service for the CIA and other intelligence agencies. Secret Region is an Amazon Web Services product that's allowed to handle material that is classified at the "secret" level. 2. Show More Summary

Amazon holiday hiring is reaching sky-high levels — this year's tally will be about 120,000 (AMZN)

With Thanksgiving only a few days away, American consumers and retailers are gearing up for the annual post-Turkey Day holiday spending bonanza. In preparation for the madness, Amazon has said it plans to hire some 120,000 seasonal employees...Show More Summary

23andMe CEO Anne Wojcicki's defense of her ex-husband's weird FiveFinger shoes is a glimpse into how she thinks

23andMe founder Anne Wojcicki says ex-husband Sergey Brin wears strange shoes because he is creative. The story, written by Times columnist Maureen Dowd, is featured in the Times' style section and details Wojcicki's past high-profile...Show More Summary

29 ways you're annoying everyone in the office

Everyone has bad workplace habits Whether you realize it or not, they could be driving your coworkers nuts. You're best avoiding certain habits at work, like eating smelly food at your desk or talking politics. Americans with full-time...Show More Summary

Satellites reveal 'secret' US military bases around the world

Secret US military bases were all the rage during the Cold War, and many of these bases are still around today. With the help of Google Earth, some of the most secretive bases around the world have been identified. EDITOR'S NOTE: This video was originally published on June 27, 2016. Join the conversation about this story »

Uber is donating $1 million in cash and free rides to Meals on Wheels

Uber announced Monday it is partnering with Meals on Wheels America. The app-based taxi company said it will donate $1 million over the next two years to the organization, including the cost of promotional codes that will allow Meals...Show More Summary

Get ready for Thanksgiving with the 10 best cooking channels on YouTube

The biggest food holiday of the year is nearly upon us! With just a few days to go until Thanksgiving, I've been practicing my annual tradition of marathon-watching cooking shows as inspiration. Unlike years past where I might've tuned...Show More Summary

Amazon could supercharge its biggest weapon by getting into healthcare

People are thinking a lot about what Amazon could do to the healthcare industry if it decided to get involved. Should Amazon get into the business of prescription drugs, analysts at Morgan Stanley say that building pharmacies at Whole...Show More Summary

Bartenders reveal what customers' drink orders say about them — and it doesn't look good for vodka drinkers

Bartenders can tell a lot about a person based on their drink order. Several bartenders Business Insider interviewed said they looked down on people who order vodka. Here's what ordering vodka says about you, according to these bartenders. He...Show More Summary

You can now return Amazon orders for free at certain Kohl's stores — here's how it works (AMZN)

A new program makes it possible to return Amazon orders at Kohl's. The returns are free, but your items must be eligible under Amazon's guidelines, which you should check before you go. Select Kohl's stores in the Chicago and Los Angeles...Show More Summary

Everything leaving Netflix in December that you need to watch before it's too late

Netflix has announced the titles that will be leaving the streaming service in December, so make sure to catch a few of these movies and TV shows before they're gone. Departing titles to check out include "It's Always Sunny in Philadelphia"...Show More Summary

A stunning NASA visualization shows a timelapse of this year's 'extremely active' hurricane season

A stunning new visualization made by NASA Goddard shows how smoke, sea salt, and dust moved through the atmosphere during the 2017 hurricane season. The supercomputer-created simulation shows how atmospheric particles interact with storms...Show More Summary

51 enterprise startups to bet your career on in 2018

As we approach another holiday season and the year draws to a close, our thoughts will soon drift to our goals for 2018. For those thinking of moving on to a new job at an up-and-coming young company, we've compiled this list to help. All...Show More Summary

A sleep expert debunks the biggest myth about turkey at Thanksgiving

The tryptophan in turkey gets a bad rap every Thanksgiving. Here's the real reason you're so tired. Following is a transcript of the video. Dr. Daniel Barone: So the myth is that turkey has a lot of a chemical known as tryptophan, which is actually the precursor to melatonin. Show More Summary

TED has wrestled with sexual harassment 'for years,' employees and attendees allege

The Washington Post has reported on a string of sexual harassment claims made against TED staffers and conference attendees. Internal emails show TED leadership discussing the proper course of action for dealing with the claims. TEDShow More Summary

Steve Jobs' former publicist on how he used his 'reality distortion field' to control Apple's image

Andy Cunningham is Steve Jobs' former publicist and the author of "Get to Aha: Discover Your Positioning DNA and Dominate Your Competition." Here, she discusses Steve Jobs' "reality distortion field" and how he employed it to enhance Apple. Show More Summary

A legendary auto exec says Tesla is doomed — and he could be right (TSLA)

Former GM exec Bob Lutz has been skeptical about Tesla's future for years. He had a front-row seat for GM's 2009 bankruptcy. Tesla's cash position means that it could struggle to stay afloat amid a US sales downturn. Former GM executive...Show More Summary

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