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BII The smartphone is an essential part of our everyday lives. But as with all technology, things change. So the question becomes: What will be the next smartphone? Will it be the connected car? Or the smart speaker? What about the smartwatch? Find out which device, if any, will take over the smartphone's role with this brand new slide deck from BI Intelligence called The Next Smartphone. Here are some of the key takeaways: Smartphones are the fastest adopted tech in the U.S. Whichever device becomes the next smartphone needs to go... [Read More]
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"The fact that the fear is gone is the main reason why we should be worried," Joachim Fels, a global economic advisor to PIMCO said. [Read More]
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In an interview with Reuters on Wednesday, Trump pledged to be heavily involved in the year's congressional races, including the one to replace Murphy. [Read More]
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Naya Capital Management UK, which gave the Tories £500,000 prior to the June election, reportedly bet on the in-crisis construction company's shares falling. [Read More]
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The cryptocurrency market's brief respite was short lived. [Read More]
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According to the Deputy Premier, this is the world's first drone ocean rescue. [Read More]
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The company makes hardware for "cold storage": holding your cryptocurrencies offline so they're out of the reach of hackers. [Read More]
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To see where the industry stands on the crypto world, BI looked back through recently published notes from major investment banks and asset managers. [Read More]
Good morning! This is the tech news you need to know this Thursday. 1. Apple announced it plans to contribute $350 billion (£253 billion) to the US economy over the next five years. The plan sees the company repatriating overseas profits, implementing new infrastructure projects, and hiring about 20,000 new employees. 2. Nintendo announced a new initiative for its Switch console that goes under the name of Labo. It includes a series of DIY cardboard kits that make use of the console's modular structure to let developers create custom experiences. 3. Google announced that it will... [Read More]
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MSNBC The incendiary tell-all book that sent President Donald Trump and the White House reeling earlier this month is going international. Rights to "Fire and Fury: Inside the Trump White House" have been sold to "at least 35 countries," the book's publisher said at a gathering on Wednesday night, according to CNN's Brian Stelter. The publisher thanked author Michael Wolff for "taking on the planet's biggest bully," referring to Trump. Rights to the tell-all book, "Fire and Fury: Inside the Trump White House" have been sold in at least 35 countries. The book's publisher... [Read More]
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Hyundai flags weak sales growth, Asian stocks bounce, it's manufacturing PMI day, and more. [Read More]
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Former Trump campaign manager Corey Lewandowski did not answer questions about events during the campaign or his conversations with Trump. [Read More]
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Reuters/KCNA KCNA North Korea is reportedly planning to conduct military-themed events, one day before the start of the 2018 Winter Olympics in South Korea. The event may raise eyebrows as bilateral talks between the North and South progresses, and as South Korea prepares to welcome a North Korean delegation to participate in the Winter Olympics. North Korea is reportedly planning to conduct military-themed events in observance of the Korean People's Army's 70th anniversary on February 8, one day before the start of the 2018 Winter Olympics in Pyeongchang, South Korea, according to an NK... [Read More]
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A flight attendant has revealed the truth behind "unhealthy" plane food in a Quora post. The food is apparently prepared 12 hours — or even days — before departure. Eggs are often made of a mix of actual egg and "other substitutes." Spices, salts, and fats are added to make the food taste less bland. Even fruit isn't a safe option, according to the post. Unless you're lucky enough to travel in first class, most of us don't expect fine dining on a flight — but it turns out we might be better off not eating... [Read More]
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A flight attendant has revealed the truth behind "unhealthy" plane food in a Quora post. The food is apparently prepared 12 hours — or even days — before departure. Eggs are often made of a mix of actual egg and "other substitutes." Spices, salts, and fats are added to make the food taste less bland. Even fruit isn't a safe option, according to the post. Unless you're lucky enough to travel in first class, most of us don't expect fine dining on a flight — but it turns out we might be better off not eating... [Read More]
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Reuters/Yuya Shino Cryptocurrency dip buyers have returned after Bitcoin crumbled through key support and hit a low of less than $10,000 overnight. But the gains seen earlier this morning have solidified in Asian trade, and Bitcoin has now bounced by almost 20% today off its overnight low. And the buying has extended to all the major alt-coins, following the sector-wide selloff which over the previous 48 hours saw heavy falls across the board. The selling was attributed to a number of factors — ranging from a regulatory crackdown in Asia, giving rise to lower... [Read More]
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Kate Taylor Subway closed more than 900 locations in the US in 2017, amid franchisee reports of declining traffic and sales. Fast-casual chain Freshii wrote an open letter to Subway franchisees, calling for some of them to swap their allegiance from Subway to Freshii. McDonald's also stands to grab additional market share with Subway closures, according to one analyst. Rival chains are circling Subway like vultures as the sandwich chain closes hundreds of locations. Hollis Johnson On Wednesday, fast-casual chain Freshii published an open letter... [Read More]
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Matthew DeBord/BI The 2018 Detroit auto show held media preview days this week. I walked the show floor, checked out a bunch of cool cars, and also stumbled across a few other interesting things. Mercedes-Benz made the show all about its new G-Class. I just got back from the media preview for the 2018 Detroit auto show. You might have heard that it was all about pickup trucks. Well, yeah, it kinda was. Ford debuted its new Ranger, Chevy rolled out the new Silverado, and Ram pulled the cover off a revamped 1500.... [Read More]
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David Ramos/Getty Images Facebook's algorithm could mean the beginning of the end for a certain type of news feed video. The company has said that it will penalize "passive content" in favor of content that people have meaningful interactions with. But no one knows exactly how that will play out. Some publishers that have perfected racking up cheap Facebook views will probably take a hit. In the meantime, several publisher see the algorithm tweak as ultimately benefiting Facebook Watch. Some top web publishers are predicting that Facebook's major algorithm reboot will sound the death... [Read More]
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Haiti is being removed from lists of 80 countries whose citizens can receive H-2A and H-2B visas, given to seasonal workers in agriculture and other... [Read More]
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