Rocket startup builds world's biggest drone to launch satellites

Once a satellite reaches Aevum's spaceport, company founder Jay Skylus says a mostly autonomous system can rocket it to orbit within 180 minutes. | Continue reading | 17 hours ago

Elon Musk says he'd be open to merger talks with a rival

"If someone said, 'hey, we think it would be a good idea to merge with Tesla,' we'd certainly have that conversation," its CEO Elon Musk said. | Continue reading | 1 day ago

Private spies infiltrated Amazon strike taking photos of workers and journalists

The spies compiled a 51-page report that included photos of trade unionists, workers, and journalists at the Amazon strike, Spanish media reported. | Continue reading | 2 days ago

Ex-Overstock CEO 'funding cybersleuths,' claims he can prove Trump won

Patrick Byrne, known for his eccentric behavior, has endeared himself to conservative media outlets for his far-fetched claims of voter fraud. | Continue reading | 2 days ago

Short-seller that unraveled Nikola says EV Startup Kandi Motors is fraud

Hindenburg Research says the Chinese EV startup Kandi, listed on the Nasdaq, has faked sales and recorded improper revenue for years. | Continue reading | 3 days ago

China’s New Stealth Bomber

The subsonic jet will be a "major break" from China's current capacity and could allow it to target more distant US bases. | Continue reading | 3 days ago

Islands will be built off coast of Malaysia connected with autonomous vehicles

The "urban lilypads" will eventually house 15,000 to 18,000 residents and will have areas of business and cultural development. | Continue reading | 5 days ago

Pfizer is developing a powder version of its Covid-19 vaccine

A powder version that doesn't need extremely cold storage could be rolled out next year, Pfizer's chief scientific officer told Business Insider. | Continue reading | 12 days ago

Twitter will hand over presidential handle to Joe Biden on Inauguration Day

Other presidential accounts, including @whitehouse, @VP, and @FLOTUS, will be transferred over as well. | Continue reading | 13 days ago

Social-media innovation is dead

Twitter Fleets look like Facebook Stories, which look like Instagram Stories, which look like Snapchat stories. Yup, social media all looks the same. | Continue reading | 14 days ago

US military bought location data from Muslim prayer app for 'counterterrorism'

Muslim Pro is one of hundreds of apps that make money by selling users' location data to third-party brokers, which then sell data to the US military. | Continue reading | 15 days ago

BuzzFeed strikes deal to buy HuffPost from Verizon Media

BuzzFeed CEO Jonah Peretti, who helped launch The Huffington Post, will run both BuzzFeed and HuffPost after the deal closes. | Continue reading | 15 days ago

Apple is slashing its App Store payment for smaller developers to 15%

Apple has cut its commission on in-app purchases to 15%, from 30%, for developers making less than $1 million a year on the App Store. | Continue reading | 16 days ago

How IoT is reshaping wine production, farming, and other traditional industries

The Internet of Things is transforming the way things get done in all sectors. Here are six examples of high-tech innovations from around the world. | Continue reading | 16 days ago

Amazon selling prescription drugs, Prime members get discounts

Amazon Pharmacy will offer Prime customers two-day delivery on medications and price cuts on both generic and brand-name drugs, the company said. | Continue reading | 17 days ago

Waffle House's First-Ever Beer, 'Bacon and Kegs,' Even Smells Like Bacon

The beer is a collaboration is between Oconee Brewing Co and Waffle House...because there is no better combination than Waffle House and alcohol. | Continue reading | 18 days ago

I'm a dating app profile ghostwriter who pretends to be clients online

Meredith Golden spends hours a day pretending to be her clients on dating apps and says there are key things to avoid if you want to find great matches. | Continue reading | 19 days ago

Sweden's herd immunity hopes dashed by second coronavirus wave

Sweden's chief epidemiologist has admitted that the country is experiencing a second wave of coronavirus as cases and deaths from the disease surge. | Continue reading | 19 days ago

Chart: Virus cases spiked soon after initial stimulus efforts were exhausted

Key elements of the CARES Act expired in July, just as US virus cases surged and the pace of economic recovery slowed. | Continue reading | 19 days ago

Potential hostage situation at Ubisoft Montreal HQ was hoax, police say

Employees at Ubisoft, the studio behind "Assassin's Creed," fled to the roof of their office building in Montreal in a "police operation" on Friday. | Continue reading | 21 days ago

Amazon winning food-stamp shoppers away from Walmart

Both Amazon and Walmart accept food stamps for groceries purchased online as part of a pilot program run by the USDA. | Continue reading | 21 days ago

Black market for negative Covid-19 test results, with fakes starting around $200

As the coronavirus pandemic drags on, people around the world are turning to the black market for negative tests that enable them to travel. | Continue reading | 22 days ago

AWS CEO on complicated relationship with Snowflake

It reflects a growing concern among cloud-software providers who use AWS to run their business as AWS expands into other parts of the cloud. | Continue reading | 22 days ago

Deutsche Bank researchers call for a 5% tax on people choosing to work from home

Deutsche Bank said that people would not be worse off if they paid the tax, because they save money on travel and lunches by working from home. | Continue reading | 22 days ago

SpaceX is serious about creating its 'own legal regime' on Mars

Terms of service for Starlink satellite-internet and a Law360 interview with SpaceX general counsel David Anderman show the company isn't joking. | Continue reading | 23 days ago

Apple has reportedly held talks to buy Wondery

At least four companies, including Apple and Sony, have reportedly held talks about buying Wondery, the world's largest independent podcast producer. | Continue reading | 25 days ago

It can cost over $10M and 22 years to create a new Apple variety.'

It took scientists in Washington state two decades to develop the new Cosmic Crisp apple, bred for its taste, crispness, and juiciness. | Continue reading | 26 days ago

Disney unveiled an animatronic robot with the same gaze as humans

The robot can mimic human-like actions like tilting its head, blinking, saccade, and breathing to name a few functions. | Continue reading | 26 days ago

Yelp insiders speak out about the company's high-pressure sales culture

Yelp's sprawling sales organization is part boiler-room, part fraternity house, and infused with a stifling pressure to hit sales targets, insiders said. | Continue reading | 27 days ago

Forensic Accountants Use Benford's Law to Detect Fraud

VIDEO: Numbers unlock secrets. | Continue reading | 27 days ago

Startup “Rain” is fighting wildfires with drone technology

Climate change has made destructive wildfires a new normal. These startups think they've figured out a way to build businesses that fight them. | Continue reading | 29 days ago

Deutsche Bank to cut ties w Trump after the election and could seize his assets

The German lender is seeking to dump millions of dollars of Trump debt and sees a Trump loss as its best exit strategy, officials told Reuters. | Continue reading | 29 days ago

Fox CEO says he would welcome competition if Trump started a rival network

During a recent earnings call, Fox Corporation CEO Lachlan Murdoch said he is open to competition from a possible Trump-founded Fox News competitor. | Continue reading | 1 month ago

How to know if a presidential candidate claiming victory has won

A candidate's decision to prematurely declare victory carries no legal weight and doesn't impact the process of counting and certifying votes. | Continue reading | 1 month ago

Facebook exempted Trump allies from misinformation rules

Sources told the Washington Post that Facebook removed a strike from Donald Trump Jr's Instagram account — one of many exemptions for Trump's family. | Continue reading | 1 month ago

Amazon patent envisions pairing toxic gamers with other toxic gamers

Amazon's got a brilliant idea for policing toxic gamers: Pair them with other toxic gamers, separate from the rest of a game's player base. | Continue reading | 1 month ago

What it's like to get locked out of Google indefinitely

"I'm angry at myself for not having even thought of the possibility I could lose my Google account with everything in it." | Continue reading | 1 month ago

Google's Sundar Pichai tried to calm investors concerned about antitrust

Analysts and investors couldn't shake the looming shadow of the Justice Department lawsuit, which was filed against Google last week | Continue reading | 1 month ago

TikTok parent ByteDance quietly leased 'massive' US data centers in VA

The purchase makes ByteDance a top-10 tenant in the biggest data-center market in the US, a source told Business Insider. | Continue reading | 1 month ago

Larry Page and Sergey Brins perfectly timed disappearance from public view

As Google is hit with a landmark antitrust lawsuit, the people who truly control Google are nowhere to be found. That's no accident. | Continue reading | 1 month ago

Microsoft is extending its remote-work policy to July 2021 'at the earliest'

Like Microsoft, Google, Facebook, and Amazon also announced they wouldn't require employees in the office until summer 2021. | Continue reading | 1 month ago

Fredrik deBoer on the taboo of admitting some kids just aren't good at school

"The Cult of Smart: How Our Broken Education System Perpetuates Social Injustice" author talks about lowering the stakes to increase student outcomes. | Continue reading | 1 month ago

Costco is selling at-home Covid-19 saliva tests for $130

The test kit costs $130 on, with Costco charging an extra $10 for the same kit with video observation and assistance. | Continue reading | 1 month ago

Expensify's CEO emailed 10M customers urging them to vote for Biden

"A vote for Trump is to endorse voter suppression," CEO David Barrett wrote to customers in an email that two-thirds of employees voted to send. | Continue reading | 1 month ago

Space-station crew members found an elusive air leak by watching tea leaves

The cosmonaut Anatoly Ivanishin released some tea leaves to float inside the station, then saw them cluster around a "scratch" in the wall. | Continue reading | 1 month ago

Chrome spares Google and YouTube when you auto-delete privacy data

The exemption for and YouTube was spotted by programmer Jeff Johnson, and Google says it's the result of a bug which it will fix. | Continue reading | 1 month ago

Flippy, the $30k automated robot fast-food cook

Flippy can cook 19 items, including Impossible Burgers, chicken wings, and hash browns, replacing the need for staff to do so. | Continue reading | 1 month ago

Aeroflot Airlines crew members suspected of smuggling stolen iPads,iPhones

The US State Department has revoked 113 visas of Aeroflot employees in connection to the smuggling allegations. | Continue reading | 1 month ago