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Deliveroo proposed a 'charter' to make its workers' rights problem go away

Food delivery service Deliveroo is proposing a "charter" that would outline what benefits an on-demand company could give its contractors without risking their self-employed status.<p>The startup wants clear guidance from the government about what security it can offer its "riders," who deliver food …

Deliveroo

Uber suspends driver after he secretly livestreamed his passengers

Uber has suspended a driver after he secretly livestreamed his passengers' journeys on video-sharing website Twitch.<p>Jason Gargac, based in St. Louis, US, talked about his videos in an interview with The St. Louis Post-Dispatch on Friday. His channel was public on Twitch, under the name JustSmurf, …

Internet

Google secretly tried to stop the probe into Android a year before its record $5 billion fine from the EU

Google secretly tried to settle with the EU over its investigation into the Android operating system, Bloomberg reports.<p>The European Commission hit Google with a €4.3 billion ($5 billion) fine last week for abusing the dominance of its mobile operating system.<p>European competition commissioner …

Operating Systems

10 things in tech you need to know today

Good morning! This is the tech news you need to know this Monday.<p><b>1. Uber and Lyft suspended a driver after he confessed to secretly live-streaming passengers on Twitch.</b> The driver used a $3,000 rig of cameras and looked for passengers who would be entertaining on camera.<p><b>2. Google tried to quietly</b> …

Fake News

Amazon reportedly issued a dark warning about Brexit in a private meeting with the UK government

Amazon made a bleak prediction about Brexit in a behind-closed-doors meeting with the UK government last Friday, according to The Times.<p>Douglas Gurr, Amazon's UK country manager, told a meeting of business leaders that if Britain crashes out of the European Union without a trade deal, it will spark …

Great Britain

Elon Musk and Deepmind's pledge to never build killer AI makes a glaring omission, says Oxford academic

Promising never to make killer robots is a good thing.<p>That's what tech leaders, including Elon Musk and the cofounders of Google's AI company Deepmind, did last week by signing a pledge at the International Joint Conference on Artificial Intelligence (IJCAI).<p>They stated that they would never …

Artificial Intelligence

THE INTERNET OF THINGS 2018 REPORT: How the IoT is evolving to reach the mainstream with businesses and consumers

The Internet of Things (IoT) is transforming how companies and consumers go about their days around the world. The technology that underlies this whole segment is evolving quickly, whether it's the rapid rise of the Amazon Echo and voice assistants upending the consumer space, or growth of …

Internet of Things

A video game turned this self-taught 23-year-old programmer into a budding mogul who can support his mom and brother

At one point, Alex Binello was working part-time at GameStop to pay the bills while he pursued a career as an independent game developer. Now, he finds himself at the head of one of the largest video game phenomenons you've never heard about.<p>Under the handle Alexnewtron, Binello is the co-creator …

Silicon Valley

This free travel app is the only app you need to navigate a new city like a local — here's how it works

There's no arguing that smartphones have made navigating new cities a little easier, but all too often we travel to a new place only to find that the the apps we usually rely on are worthless there.<p>The current alternative? Download a brand-new set of apps that take up storage space and are left …

Apps

Amazon is increasingly tying Whole Foods to its Prime service – and it could be the gateway to $1 trillion

Amazon's competitors better watch out.<p>By next year, the tech giant is already poised to account for about half of all US e-commerce sales, according to Daniel Ives of GBH Insights. But its acquisition last year of Whole Foods and the steps it's taking to cross-promote the high-end grocery chain …

Market Capitalization

Nuclear weapons are as confusing as they are deadly — here are 16 terms you keep hearing and what they actually mean

Nuclear weapons are humankind's most fearsome creations.<p>In a matter of minutes, one nuclear-armed nation can level dozens of cities, spread radioactive fallout for hundreds or thousands of miles, and wreck Earth's climate.<p>Most people are familiar with the basics: Slap together enough uranium or …

North Korea

These are the most positively reviewed apps in the history of the Apple App Store — and the top result may surprise you

That's why Apple built in a rating system, to let users say which apps are 1-star and which ones are 5-star worthy. Apple's ratings and reviews influence how apps show up in search results, and you can see the rating before you download.<p>But which apps over the 10 years since the App Store first …

Apps

The longest total lunar eclipse in a century is about to happen — here's how Earth will color the moon blood-red

Huge swaths of Earth are in for a special astronomical treat in late July: the longest total lunar eclipse in roughly 100 years.<p>During the evening of July 27 and into the early morning of July 28, Earth will pass between the sun and the moon to cast a shadow on our 4.5-billion-year-old …

Lunar Eclipse

35 big tech predictions for 2018

Smart speakers and voice assistants let us interact with our homes and with retailers in new and seamless ways.<p>Smartphones are taking over as the dominant shopping device.<p>Viewers continue to move away from traditional TV toward digital platforms.<p>And the list is growing.<p>Nearly every industry has …

Media Industry

We used a headset that transforms your brain activity into a light display — here's how it works

Business Insider was given the chance to control lights using nothing but the activity of our brains.<p>We wore a headset that uses a method of recording electrical activity in the brain called Electroencephalography (EEG).<p>The headset sent the signals to a light rig hanging above our head. Certain …

The Brain

We compared Google Calendar and Apple's built-in calendar app for the iPhone — and the winner is clear

For many smartphone users, calendar apps are a vital tool for staying organized and remembering where and when they're supposed to be at all times.<p>Owners of the iPhone in particular have two standout solutions available to them: Apple's built-in calendar app, which can back up your events to …

Apps

This $610 million real estate company doesn't have an office for its 13,000 agents and staff — instead, everybody works from this completely virtual island

If you've ever wondered what the next phase of working remotely could be like, look no further than eXp Realty.<p>In most respects, eXp is your typical real estate brokerage company. It employs thousands of licensed agents to help clients buy and sell their homes. And business seems to be good: eXp's …

Real Estate

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

<i>This is a preview of a research report from Business Insider Intelligence, Business Insider's premium research service. To learn more about Business Insider Intelligence, click here.</i><p>The voice app ecosystem is booming. In the US, the number of Alexa skills alone surpassed 25,000 in January 2018, up …

Apps

How to make thousands of dollars selling your clothes, according to the top users of a popular app

Men and women across the United States are joining the Poshmark craze and selling their clothing online. Some are even turning it into a full-time job and launching their own boutiques.<p>This online-only marketplace functions in a similar way to eBay in that it allows people to buy and sell clothing …

Selling

People in San Francisco are leasing their Teslas and supercars to strangers in order to afford owning a car in one of the most expensive cities in America

Veronica and her boyfriend were on the fence about buying the Tesla Model 3.<p>At a base price of $35,000, the electric car is the most affordable on the Tesla dealership lot, but it's not cheap.<p>The couple lives in San Francisco, one of the most expensive cities in the US, where they mostly zip around …

San Francisco

There are plenty of non-technical jobs at the biggest tech companies — here are the 10 highest-paying non-technical jobs, according to Glassdoor

You might be surprised to learn that almost half of the jobs at tech companies aren't tech-related at all.<p>According to a Glassdoor report, 43% of the jobs currently being hired in tech companies are non-tech roles. However, the composition of tech vs. non-tech roles varies by company, as shown in …

Employment

I downloaded a $50 app to organize my entire life — here's what it's like to use

"I need to do laundry this week."<p>"I have a big project coming up for work, I should spend some time on that."<p>"I should make tacos for dinner tonight."<p>"Oh, I forgot to call my mom yesterday."<p>There are plenty of apps to categorize your various to-dos, but there aren't many apps that can help …

Apps

Here's how Amazon's and Apple's new smart speakers stack up with consumers

Smart speakers — Amazon's Echo, for example — are the latest device category poised to take a chunk of our increasingly digital lives. These devices are made primarily for the home and execute a user's voice commands via an integrated digital assistant. These digital assistants can play music, …

Smart Speaker

16 signs you're underpaid — and what to do about it

Feeling like you might be underpaid can be one of the most disheartening aspects of work.<p>"It stands to reason, because for many, compensation is a concrete litmus test of how well you're performing and progressing on the job — and how highly you're valued," said Lynn Taylor, a national workplace …

Employment

I tried a $189, 10-course meal at the eclectic San Francisco restaurant that makes ice cream from milk mixed with hot coals and morphs trout into 'everything bagels'

San Francisco has no shortage of restaurants, fine dining or otherwise, with menus boasting crazy high prices. Seven dollar bacon strips anyone?<p>The city's newly-opened Avery restaurant isn't any different in that sense. The prix-fixe East Asian-infused eatery takes reservations through Tock, the …

San Francisco

Steven Soderbergh says he'll probably choose Netflix to distribute his next movie: 'I don't care if it never shows in a theater'

Steven Soderbergh has spent his career distancing himself from the movie studio system unless there was no other option, and in today's landscape of the majors only wanting to release huge franchise blockbusters, don't expect the Oscar-winning director to have meetings on the lots anytime …

Steven Soderbergh

A new study shows that tech CEOs are optimistic about the future, even if they still don't understand millennials

Tech industry CEOs are bullish on the future of their companies, the sector, and artificial intelligence.<p>But they're worried about the spread of nationalism, cybersecurity — and millennials.<p>Those are some of the key takeaways from a new report by KPMG. After surveying more than 1,000 CEOs from all …

Artificial Intelligence

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As a dedicated Business Insider reader, your opinion is important to us. That's why we'd like to invite you to join our <b>BI Insiders</b> program.<p>The BI Insiders are an exclusive online community of Business Insider readers who like to:<p>So join us today by clicking on the link below and apply to become a …

Online Life

Amazon quietly signed a $5.5 billion deal to sell its products to American cities — here are some of the biggest spenders

When cities, counties, and public school districts need to buy office and classroom supplies, computers, musical instruments, and library books, they often consult purchasing co-ops. One of the largest of these co-ops is US Communities, which negotiates contracts with retailers. Cities then use …

eCommerce