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In Hindsight: How The Marketing Of 'Deadpool' Broke The Mold

In case you haven’t heard (you’ve definitely heard), <i>Deadpool</i> opened this weekend to the tune of $132 million domestic and broke R-rated records left and right, blowing away even the most optimistic of tracking numbers that had it sitting at a high of $70 million for its 3-day debut.<p>20th Century Fox …

The first rally to support Apple's fight with the FBI just happened at the Apple Store in San Francisco

The rally, organized by a group called Fight for the Future, drew a little over 30 people to the Apple Store in downtown San Francisco.<p>The turnout wasn't that big, but Fight for the Future is taking things nationwide as it plans to hold rallies in New York City, Boston, and Minneapolis starting …

Apple Store

One Book Every Entrepreneur Needs to Read

From Impossible To Inevitable outlines a seven-part template for what it takes for companies to grow faster--no matter how big you are, or from where you're starting.<p>Every now and then there's a business book that rocks the business world. In 2011, that book was <i>Predictable Revenue</i> by Aaron Ross, …

Business Strategy

Google’s AI just cracked the game that supposedly no computer could beat

Computers have slowly started to encroach on activities we previously believed only the brilliantly sophisticated human brain could handle. IBM’s Deep Blue supercomputer beat Grand Master Garry Kasparov at chess in 1997, and in 2011 IBM’s Watson beat former human winners at the quiz game <i>Jeopardy.</i> …

Artificial Intelligence

Someone used more modern metrics to measure the Chinese economy — and it's ugly

That is perhaps why global-consulting firm The Conference Board decided to use other metrics to measure growth in China. Those metrics make growth look much weaker than the government says.<p>The difference is so dramatic that Australian investment bank Macquarie put them in chart form in a recent …

Diesel Gets Provocative & Partners Up With PornHub

Italian denim brand Diesel love a bit of controversy and it appears that 2016 will be no exception. In an effort to bring the brand back to into …

Google Analytics 101: What Every Small Business Owner Should Know about the Powerful Website Analysis Tool

Understanding your customers well enough to ensure you’re giving them what they want and need — that’s the key to success for any small business in …

The World's Most Affordable Cities

Some cities are cheap for a reason. Like Kyiv, Ukraine, seen here. A political crisis and a proxy war with Russia on its eastern border have destroyed the Ukrainian economy. Kyiv might be an attractive, and inexpensive place to live. But few foreigners are willing to come here. Investment firm UBS …

Saudi Arabia severs ties with Iran as Mideast protests rage

<b>(CNN) —</b> First, one man's execution spurred sectarian protests and violence in the Middle East. Now, it appears to have sparked a serious diplomatic rift.<p>Saudi Arabia's foreign minister said Sunday that his country is severing ties with Iran. Iranian diplomats in Saudi Arabia have 48 hours to leave …

South Asia

The 10 best logo changes of 2015

A great logo change can breathe new life into an old brand.<p>This year, several major companies changed their logos. To identify the best revamps, Business Insider looked through graphic-design publisher UnderConsideration's Brand New blog archives and picked our favorites. We only considered large, …

Graphic Design

There’s Something Unusual About Obama’s Skin In Some Old GOP Campaign Ads

This video featuring Barack Obama hails from a 2008 McCain-Palin campaign spot, and you may notice something different about Obama’s skin. He doesn’t look exactly like himself, and this video stands as one of many examples gathered by Stanford University’s <i>Public Opinion Quarterly</i>. The journal …

Second World War sea forts could become luxury hotel

Second World War forts off the coast of Kent built to defend the UK against a Nazi invasion could be turned into luxury suites.<p>The Red Sands forts, otherwise known as the Maunsell Forts after their designer Guy Maunsell, have long been on the minds of developers and conservation groups, with plans …

British Virgin Islands

RANKED: Every character in 'Star Wars: The Force Awakens' from best to worst

What really makes "The Force Awakens" work so well, at the end of the day, are the characters — some we've grown up watching and others we're meeting for the first time but who've already left an indelible mark.<p>Here we analyze all the characters in the movie and rank them, moving up to the best.<p>It …

Star Wars

The mathematically proven strategy to win 14 of the most popular games

By Ana Swanson<p>, Reporter<p><i>Originally published May 8</i><p>From Risk to tic-tac-toe, popular games involve tons of strategic decisions, probability and math. So one happy consequence of being a data nerd is that you may have an advantage at something even non-data nerds understand: winning.<p>So how do you win …

Mathematics

NASA tested a 3D-printed rocket engine, and it worked

NASA has been developing the technology to 3D-print an entire rocket engine, and it recently tested a collection of the parts it has already made. The successful rocket firing is a fiery proof of the future of this technology.<p>When you think of 3D printing, you may think of the kind of small, …

6 factors that will shape the global economy in 2016

2016 will be a challenging and difficult year for the global economy.<p>Global growth is picking up somewhat after a number of weak years. A global GDP growth rate of 3.5%, the latest IMF forecast, is lower than the 4.5% average that preceded the decade before the great recession, but it is better …

Globalization

12 Amazing Shots from National Geographic’s Daily Travel Photo: Best of 2015

National Geographic recently released a gallery featuring the best Daily Travel Photos submitted in 2015. This round-up includes 50 photographs from all over world, gathered as part of their ongoing travel series. Here are 12 colourful images selected from that gallery, but be sure to check out the …

Travel Photography

The year in business: A review of 2015

<b>2015 was a very bad year to be in the business of digging things out of the ground, thanks to a dramatic slowdown in growth in China.</b><p>Commodity prices tumbled, with oil and copper both down by more than 30%.<p>The upside was that many consumers all over the world found some basic necessities became …

Saudi Arabia

Your Favorite HBR Articles of 2015

Here are the 20 articles you and your fellow HBR readers spent the most time reading in 2015. I’m biased, of course, but I think it’s a particularly good list this year. And as usual, it reveals a lot about what managers around the world are thinking and worrying about right now. A lot of us are …

Top 7 marketing trends for 2016 – and 10 success tips, from bestselling author Peter Fisk

Peter Fisk is author of the bestseller, <i>Gamechangers: Are you ready to change the world?</i> (see my book review). He heads the company GeniusWorks, and …

How 3 investors, all under 25, made money this year

Talk about a tough year to invest.<p>Markets were volatile left and right, driven by three main reasons -- Oil prices tanked, China's economic slowdown got worse and the U.S. Federal Reserve kept everyone on their toes over whether it was going to increase interest rates for the first time in a decade.<p>…

Stock Markets

Saudi Arabia is killing the Russian economy in its fight to control oil prices

A year ago, Saudi Oil Minister Ali Naimi made it plain that he didn't care what happened to Russia if oil-producing countries failed to cooperate with Saudi-dominated OPEC on keeping prices high by restricting production.<p>"We want to tell the world that high efficiency producing countries are the …

Oil

Make More Art: The Health Benefits of Creativity

In 2010, the American Journal of Public Health published a review titled, <i>The Connection Between Art, Healing, and Public Health</i>. You can find it here.<p>In that article, researchers analyzed more than 100 studies about the impact of art on your health and your ability to heal yourself. The studies …

Immune System