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Tesla grabs headlines with semi-truck, but challenges remain (TSLA)

This story was delivered to BI Intelligence Transportation and Logistics Briefing subscribers. To learn more and subscribe, please click here. Tesla unveiled its long-awaited electric, semi-autonomous semi-truck designed for long-haul...Show More Summary

Bitcoin soars to new high above $8,200

Bitcoin hit a fresh all-time high of $8,222 per coin Monday morning, according to data from Markets Insider. Bitcoin has been on a tear over the last week as more traditional financial services firms dive into the nascent market forShow More Summary

Google Assistant has a huge advantage in the voice assistant market (GOOGL)

This story was delivered to BI Intelligence Apps and Platforms Briefing subscribers. To learn more and subscribe, please click here. By 2022, devices running Google Assistant are going to be much more prevalent in the smartphone market...Show More Summary

4 reasons why 'Justice League' has flopped at the box office (TWX)

The release of Warner Bros.’s latest DC Comics title, “Justice League,” was a decade-plus in the making and the payoff for the years releasing standalone movies — from “Man of Steel” (Superman) to “Wonder Woman.” But the mixture of poor...Show More Summary

The CEO of Pact Coffee has stepped aside

Stephen Rapoport, the founder of London coffee startup Pact Coffee has stepped aside as CEO, TechCrunch reports. He will be replaced by managing director Paul Turton but remain on as a "very active" chairman, according to the report. Rapoport...Show More Summary

The chip inside the iPhone 7 will reportedly be inside Apple's new iMac Pro as well (AAPL)

New leaks surfaced over the weekend mention that the chip powering the iPhone 7 may live inside Apple's upcoming iMac Pro as a coprocessor to handle lighter tasks. These tasks may include an always-on "Hey Siri" feature to summon the...Show More Summary

The favourite hobby of the world’s youngest self-made billionaire doesn’t cost a thing

27-year-old John Collison from Ireland is the world's youngest self-made millionaire and worth an estimated $1.1 billion (£830 million). He and his brother are the co-founders of Stripe, a multi-billion dollar company that they run out...Show More Summary

One chart shows how terrible a decision it has been to bet against Amazon (AMZN, FB, GOOGL)

Thousands of traditional retail stores are closing down as more people shop online. A chart from T. Rowe Price shows that investors who stuck with the sector are most likely badly burnt. Amazon's stock performance has far outpaced aShow More Summary

The government wants self-driving cars on UK roads by 2021

Chancellor Philip Hammond is expected to announce in his Budget on November 22 that the government will introduce regulatory reforms designed to speed up the introduction of self-driving cars in the UK, The Guardian reports. The chancellor...Show More Summary

Jeffrey Tambor may not return to Amazon's 'Transparent' after he was accused of sexual harassment by a co-star

Jeffrey Tambor has signalled he could leave Amazon show "Transparent." He has been accused of sexual harassment by co-star Trace Lysette and his former assistant. Tambor referenced the "politicized atmosphere" on set. LOS ANGELES (AP)...Show More Summary

10 things in tech you need to know today (AAPL, AMZN, SNAP)

Good morning! Here's the technology news you need to know to start off the week. 1. Startup incubator Y Combinator quietly stopped working with billionaire VC Peter Thiel just a year after defending its partnership. Thiel joined theShow More Summary

REVIEW: Amazon's newest Echo is better than the original in every way, but you don't need it if you already have one (AMZN, GOOG, GOOGL)

The new Amazon Echo, which costs $99 normally, will be $80 on Black Friday. It's way better than the first Echo, with a slimmer profile, better sound, and an auxiliary jack in the back to plug in your own speakers. However, if you already have any Echo, there's not a lot of reason to upgrade. Show More Summary

The Air Force's top officer wants the light-attack aircraft to be part of a high-tech battlefield

The Air Force's top officer wants the light-attack aircraft to be part of a high-tech battlefield SEE ALSO: 107 years ago, the Navy launched a plane from a ship for the first time Join the conversation about this story » NOW WATCH: Watch two pilots abort landing a plane filled with 200 passengers so they can buzz a control tower

New York City's secret subway line with antique cars is going back into service — here's what it's like to ride it

The New York City subway system is one of the most fascinating curiosities in a city full of mysteries. Miles of underground track shrouded in darkness, littered with abandoned stations and secret passageways — it's a common object of...Show More Summary

Mexican authorities found another 'bazooka' likely used to hurl drugs over the border

Mexican authorities found another 'bazooka' likely used to hurl drugs over the border SEE ALSO: Mexican heroin is flooding the US, and the Sinaloa cartel is steering the flow Join the conversation about this story » NOW WATCH: One of these prototypes could become Trump's border wall

6 outrageous perks is offering employees to compete with Amazon

• is the Walmart's answer to its rival online retail giant Amazon. • The Walmart subsidiary offers employees tempting perks in order to draw in talent. • Benefits range from a generous parental leave policy to fun office traditions.,...Show More Summary

An MIT psychologist who studies how tech infiltrates our brains reveals her own tech habits

Sherry Turkle is an MIT psychologist who has been studying human relationships to technology for several decades. As smartphones and devices become harder to resist, Turkle said she's made a conscious effort to use them only when necessary. She...Show More Summary

'This is not TV': A growing number of advertisers feel duped by YouTube (GOOGL)

Google created Google Preferred as a way for advertisers to run ads in the top content on YouTube. But advertisers have found lots of problematic content in the Preferred lineup. As more ad buyers dig into what's really for sale through...Show More Summary

Microsoft Bing has the best Black Friday shopping site we've ever seen (MSFT)

Microsoft Bing has a truly useful repository of Black Friday ads from retailers all over the country. Another handy Black Friday resource is SlickDeals, a community of frugal shoppers that helps you figure out which are actually theShow More Summary

The queen of England is a cannibal and Finland doesn't exist — these are the 12 craziest conspiracy theories on the internet

Welcome to the internet, where incredulity and paranoia loom large. Here, you'll find no shortage of theories expounding on the non-existence of celebrities and detailed analysis on the many ways in which we've been lied to by the government...Show More Summary

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