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The key for retailers to win the war against Amazon is to embrace it

Fred Killingsworth, the CEO of brand agency Hinge, thinks retailers should stop fighting Amazon, and start embracing it. He said that it is hard for even the biggest retailers to compete with Amazon in ecommerce spending. Instead, he...Show More Summary

I absolutely love this gorgeous new smartwatch from Skagen — except it's missing one major feature every smartwatch should have in 2018

I was prepared to love the Skagen Falster smartwatch. When I first saw the watch at CES — the tech industry trade show in Las Vegas last month — it blew me away. The watch was easily the best-looking wearable I saw there, and certainly...Show More Summary

There's a simple phrase you can use when asking for a flight upgrade that could help you land a first-class seat — but there’s a catch

Mentioning "revenue management" to an airline reservation agent can help you land an upgrade, New York Times best-selling author Tilly Bagshawe told Bloomberg. An airline's revenue management department tells reservation agents whatShow More Summary

Spotify's smart speaker plan is a plucky bet to fend off the future $1 trillion gorillas (AAPL, GOOG, AMZN)

Spotify posted several job listings this week that suggested it's close to creating its first piece of hardware. The firm hasn't said what it's building, but a previous listing compares the new hardware to buzzy experiments like theShow More Summary

The best question to ask in a job interview can tell you more than you think

Career experts agree that job candidates should ask about the company's biggest challenges when interviewing. Learning how you can help the employer overcome these challenges is a great way to show that you are already thinking about...Show More Summary

Facebook cofounder Chris Hughes opens up about sudden wealth, how a walk with Mark Zuckerberg changed his life, and why he wants millions of Americans to get free cash each month

Chris Hughes rose to prominence as a cofounder of Facebook and the director of online organizing for Barack Obama's 2008 presidential campaign. His new book, "Fair Shot," is part memoir, part policy proposal. Through his organization...Show More Summary

Bank of America just showed how terrified Wall Street is of cryptocurrencies (BAC)

Bank of America mentioned cryptocurrencies in a regulatory risk filing for the first time late Thursday. The firm warned that cryptocurrencies could undermine many of its services, and that customers might go elsewhere if the firm fails...Show More Summary

An emotional support dog bit a six-year-old girl on a Southwest Airlines flight — and some people are blaming the child (LUV)

An emotional support dog bit a child passenger on a Southwest Airlines flight from Phoenix to Portland, Oregon on Wednesday night. The contact resulted in a "minor injury" that was evaluated by emergency medical personnel before theShow More Summary

Everyone should appreciate apps that put time and effort into explaining their software updates

Before iOS 7 launched in 2013, iPhone and iPad users would have to manually download any and all software updates for apps once they became available. An aggressive red badge on the App Store icon would show you the number of apps that needed updating. There was no automatic downloading for software updates. Show More Summary

Mo'Nique and Whoopi Goldberg clashed on 'The View' during a conversation about boycotting Netflix and equal pay

On "The View" Thursday, comedian and actress Mo'Nique discussed her boycott of Netflix over equal pay. Mo'Nique also said that she felt like Oprah Winfrey, Lee Daniels, and Tyler Perry (the producers on her 2009 movie "Precious") ruined...Show More Summary

THE VOICE APPS REPORT: The issues with discoverability, monetization, and retention, and how to solve them

This is a preview of a research report from BI Intelligence, Business Insider's premium research service. To learn more about BI Intelligence, click here. The voice app ecosystem is booming. In the US, the number of Alexa skills alone...Show More Summary

These bionic arms make kids feel like superheroes

This company is changing the way we see prostheses. Open Bionics is a UK-based start-up tech company. Its mission is to create affordable 3D printed prostheses. They are about 30 times cheaper than other prostheses on the market. They operate using sensors attached to the skin to detect muscle movements. Show More Summary

Jaden Smith wants to be the Elon Musk of bottled water — and it could revolutionize a $16 billion industry

Jaden Smith is launching a new line of flavored bottled water. JUST Water uses bottles that cut down on CO2 emissions. It also invests in local communities and actually encourages customers to reuse bottles instead of buying more. Smith...Show More Summary

Smartphones face first-ever sales decline worldwide

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. The global smartphone market contracted for the first time in Q4 2017, according to Gartner. Show More Summary

No one is talking about the latest game in the blockbuster ‘Metal Gear’ franchise — but it’s actually pretty great

A new "Metal Gear" game launched this week on PlayStation 4, Xbox One, and PC. It's called "Metal Gear Survive," and it's pretty good! You're forgiven if this is the first you're hearing. Due to a variety of factors, the game has launched to little fanfare. Show More Summary

We all secretly enjoy watching other people fail — and there's science to back it up

Whether it's laughing at fail videos or relishing those times when a rival sports team lost the big game, we all enjoy watching other's misfortunes. There's actually a word for this. It's called schadenfreude. Literally, it means "enjoyment obtained from the trouble of others." It sounds twisted — and it is. Show More Summary

A brazen homeowner at San Francisco's leaning, sinking skyscraper is trying to sell a multimillion-dollar condo for almost double what they paid

Millennium Tower, a luxury residential building in San Francisco, has sunk 17 inches and tilted 14 inches since it was completed in 2008. Residents say they're selling multimillion-dollar condos at a loss. That hasn't stopped one homeowner...Show More Summary

Snapchat played a key visual role in the national student walkouts over gun violence — take a look

Students organized a national walkout on Wednesday in response to the mass shooting last week at Stoneman Douglas High School in Parkland, Florida. Snapchat played a major role in tracking the event as it happened. Students posted snaps...Show More Summary

The 11 best true-crime documentaries on Netflix delve into real-life murders and cold cases

The true crime genre has grown in popularity in recent years, thanks to shows like Netflix's "Making a Murderer." Netflix has plenty of true crime documentaries available to stream. We picked 11 of the best ones for you. The true crime...Show More Summary

The Oscar-nominated director of Netflix's 'Heroin(e)' talks about exploring a side of the opioid epidemic the media ignores

Director Elaine McMillon Sheldon's Oscar-nominated documentary "Heroin(e)" follows three women fighting the opioid epidemic in the town of Huntington, West Virginia.  Sheldon spoke to Business Insider about the challenges of the drug...Show More Summary

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