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Uber’s revenue just leaked and it’s more than you think

Mobile ride hailing startup Uber is expected to hit an annual revenue run rate of $10 billion by the end of 2015, sources told Business Insider’s Henry Blodget.<p>Uber keeps 20 percent of every transaction, which means Uber will be netting about $2 billion on $10 billion gross revenue.<p>What’s more, …

The World's 10 Most Expensive Houses—and Who Owns Them

Feast your eyes on some of the priciest homes on the planet.<p>The owners of the world’s most luxurious houses can be a mysterious bunch. We all know …

Success at Work and Happiness at Home: Mutually Exclusive?

Many Americans are finding it increasingly difficult to balance grueling, but necessary, work schedules with family time.<p>It's a question that has fixated philosophers for generations: What are the ingredients of a successful life? It's also a question that Patrice H. wrestles with in far grittier …

The 25 Most-Visited Tourist Attractions In The World

Well, the gates have opened, and tourists are pouring in to see it all for themselves. Attendance is up by 2.5 million since 2010.<p>The Forbidden City is a dream destination for some Americans, but most have never researched a trip to Everland or Lotte World. Yet these South Korean theme parks also …

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Father of the iPod adopts the household thermostat and smoke alarm

Tony Fadell at California-based Nest has been smartening up once-dull household appliances to save households time and money<p>Nearing the end of his time at Apple, Tony Fadell was building a holiday home for his family on Lake Tahoe when he tasked the architect with bringing him the most advanced …

Europe's Economy Is Going Nowhere

While the United States economy has accelerated and China holds a slower but steady course, euro zone countries have remained sluggish, with overall growth in output slowing to a trickle.<p>"The euro zone is the best part of 20 percent of the global economy," James Knightley, an economist with ING, …

Facebook in talks with Avanti over Africa deal

The two companies are in discussions about a project to provide free internet access across swathes of Africa<p>Facebook is in advanced talks with the satellite operator Avanti over a ground-breaking project to provide free internet access across swathes of Africa, as part of founder Mark Zuckerberg’s …

Apple Should Buy Tesla

The company's revenue growth looked as if it would grind to a halt as consumers skipped the iPhone 5S.<p>Tim Cook promised new products "across 2014," but there was nothing new. There weren't even reliable rumors that new products were coming until the end of the year.<p>Pundits started getting antsy. …

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This Is How Millennials View Work (Infographic)

It's no secret that "millennial" is a somewhat loaded term that comes with a fair amount of contradictory baggage. For every think piece that characterizes that cohort (those born starting in 1981) as progressive, optimistic and innovative, there is one that describes them as sheltered, entitled …

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This 22-Year-Old Went From Working At McDonald's To Making $1 Million A Year Playing Video Games

One of the biggest names in the e-sports realm right now is a 22-year-old named Matt Haag, who is better known as "Nadeshot." He's a master at "Call of Duty," and he's part of a team, called OpTic Gaming. He's even sponsored by Red Bull.<p>And just three years ago he was flipping burgers at a …

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The world is run by sociopaths – but we still demand honesty at the till

As supermarket giants puzzle over their profit warnings and the nation readies itself to spend a household average of 800 quid it doesn’t have, here’s a quick rundown of festive scams. I don’t mean drunk people in reindeer horns pretending to have lost their wallet and asking for two pounds; that’s …