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Apple CEO Tim Cook once personally threatened to kick Uber out of the App Store

Apple CEO Tim Cook once personally told Uber CEO Travis Kalanick that the Uber app violated Apple's privacy rules, and threatened to remove Uber from Apple's App Store, the New York Times reported on Sunday.<p>The issue in the reported early-2015 meeting was that Uber had a system to identify iPhones …

Uber

The Music You’re Listening to Is Keeping You Broke

In 2015, the recording industry brought in just over 15 billion dollars in revenue. The music industry as a whole is constantly updating and shifting …

Agriculture

Stores are closing at an epic pace

This week it was Bebe. Last month it was Staples. In February it was JCPenney.<p>Stores are closing at an epic pace. In fact, the retail industry could suffer far more store closures this year than ever.<p>Brokerage firm Credit Suisse said in a research report released earlier this month that it's …

Markets

Our View on the Impact of Monetary Policy on the Agency Mortgage Market

<b>A Path to Stabilization</b><br>Looking back on the aftermath of the 2008 financial crisis, the Federal Reserve moved aggressively to ease monetary policy in support of the economy. The result? They quickly came up against the zero bound of interest rates and could not continue to cut rates to stabilize the …

Central Banks

How to take control of iOS autocorrect

Oh, autocorrect! Sometimes you’re so handy. You see the word “brain” and you know I meant “Brian.” You instantly switch letters around, turning nonsense into coherent words. You complete me – or, more accurately, you complete my sentences.<p>So why do you have to drive me crazy? Why do you take the …

iOS

Oil is tumbling

Oil price are falling on Friday.<p>West Texas Intermediate crude, the US benchmark, is down by 2.7% at $49.32 per barrel, while Brent crude, the international benchmark, is down by 2.4% at $51.72 per barrel as of 1:05 p.m. ET.<p>Prices for both have fallen by about 7% this week.<p>Oil tumbled earlier in the …

Oil

Venezuela just did General Motors a favor by seizing its car assembly plant

This week the Venezuelan government took over a car factory owned by General Motors, a company that’s been doing business in the country since 1948. The carmaker quickly condemned the action, saying it caused GM “irreparable harm.”<p>But in the end, thetakeover might prove to be a blessing in disguise.<p>…

Driverless Cars

Apple’s stunning “spaceship” campus revealed in new drone footage

Apple’s beautiful new campus nears completion and employees are set to move in this month. Videographer Duncan Sinfield’s got the latest visual scoop …

Construction

iPhone Ownership Reaches All-Time High in United States

Apple currently has more iPhone users in the United States than at any point in history, according to market research firm comScore.<p>There are now over an estimated 85.8 million iPhone owners aged 13 and older in the United States, based on a three-month average ending December 2016, according to …

iPhone

After years of coaching successful people, Tony Robbins found they all asked themselves the same question about money

In the 500th episode of her podcast, So Money, personal finance expert Farnoosh Torabi reflected on some of the most impactful money lessons her guests have shared.<p>"I'm not just the deliverer of this information," Torabi said of hosting the show. "I actually go and incorporate a lot of what our …

Success

A Guide To The Millionaires, Billionaires And Royals Who Live Near Mar-a-Lago

<b>ON THE SANDY SHORES</b> of Palm Beach Island is a 16-mile stretch of coastline that forms one of the greatest corridors of power and wealth in America. At its nexus: Mar-a-Lago, President Trump’s palatial private club that has become his winter White House. Clustered around it are the homes of the …

Wealth

Isaac Newton was a genius, but even he lost millions in the stock market

Isaac Newton was one of the smartest people to ever live.<p>But being a smart physicist is not necessarily the same thing as being a smart investor.<p>And, unfortunately for him, Newton learned that the hard way.<p>In an updated and annotated text of Benjamin Graham's classic "The Intelligent Investor," …

Wall Street

6 Funky Tesla Features You Probably Never Knew Existed

Not all features will appear in the owner’s manual when it comes to some products, as the manufacturers like to leave a little to be discovered. …

eCommerce

A top exec explains what makes Amazon different: 'We say yes more than almost any other company on the planet'

Andy Jassy, the CEO of Amazon's massively profitable $14 billion Amazon Web Services cloud computing business, thinks that there's something that people miss in the broader conversation around the retail giant.<p>"People have missed how fast our consumer business at Amazon has iterated," Jassy said at …

Amazon

Oil has its worst day since March

Oil's worst day since March is in the books.<p>West Texas Intermediate closed down 3.99%, or $2.09, at $50.26 a barrel after US oil inventories fell less than expected while gasoline supplies jumped by more than expected.<p>The US Energy Information Administration reported that crude oil stocks fell by 1 …

Oil

America’s insomnia problem is even worse than before the Great Recession

Americans are more stressed than ever — and for most of them, their bank accounts are to blame.<p>The majority of Americans (65%) are losing sleep over money issues, according to a new study from CreditCards.com — up from 56% in 2007. The most common stressor is health care or insurance bills at 38%, …

Personal Finance

State-owned property developers are a major force behind China's wild home price bubble

Beijing’s municipal government summoned representatives of state-owned property developers on Monday and told them to stop hyping the already overheated housing market, according to the portal, Chinese Real Estate Business (CREB), cited by Reuters.<p>State-owned property developers, funded by …

Real Estate

Tesla driver says Model S ‘saved his life’ after walking away unscathed from a crash ~500-ft down a hill

We have reported before on Tesla owners crediting their vehicles’ safety features for saving their lives after severe accidents, like when a Model X crashed into a semi-truck earlier this year, but probably none as spectacular as a crash that happened in California last week.<p>A Tesla Model S driver …

Tesla

You'll know Apple blew it when it makes a fingerprint dongle

April 19th, 2017<p>By now you've probably read that Apple's next flagship iPhone might be running a bit behind the company's usual release schedule. The culprit seems to be a fingerprint sensor of Apple’s own design, that’s meant to sit behind the full edge-to-edge OLED display on the front of the new …

iPhone

Tesla's Musk tells disgruntled shareholders: Buy Ford

SAN FRANCISCO/DETROIT (Reuters) - A group of Tesla Inc (TSLA.O) investors has urged the luxury electric car maker to add two new independent directors to its board, without ties to Chief Executive Elon Musk, to "provide a critical check on possible dysfunctional group dynamics."<p>A defiant Musk took …

Elon Musk

3 Tesla Unveilings: Model 3 — July, Tesla Semi — Sept, Tesla Pickup — 18–24 Months (#ElonTweets)

<b>Published on</b> April 13th, 2017 | <i>by James Ayre</i><p>0<p>April 13th, 2017 by <b>James Ayre</b><p>Tesla CEO Elon Musk just revealed a number of things on Twitter that will …

Tesla

Elon Musk: 100 Tesla Gigafactories Could Power the Entire World

The Gigafactory<p>The Tesla Gigafactory produces lithium ion batteries, supporting the Tesla vehicles and providing low-cost batteries using alternative …

The residential brokerage arm of Warren Buffett's company will start advertising American homes on a Chinese website

Berkshire Hathaway HomeServices, the residential brokerage arm of Warren Buffett’s company, will start advertising American homes on a Chinese website in a push to lure wealthy buyers from the country.<p>This week, the company announced a deal to advertise U.S. homes on Juwai.com, Bloomberg reported. …

Real Estate

Here's how to send someone a Starbucks coffee from your iPhone

Getty Images<p>Apple's iMessage makes it easy to give your friend a quick caffeine boost thanks to new support for Starbucks gift cards.<p>It sounds way …

iOS

28 hot cars at the 2017 New York Auto Show

After the annual supercar festival that was the Geneva Motor Show, the New York Auto Show is a much more laid-back affair with only a few high-profile reveals on the docket, and with several high profile brands such as Bentley, Ferrari, and McLaren skipping this year.<p>Still, there is plenty of …

Concept Cars

14 fascinating facts about North Korea

North Korea is back in the headlines amid rising geopolitical risk.<p>Tensions between North Korea and the new US administration have been rising, and it's unclear what the Hermit Kingdom will do next, or how other countries might respond.<p>So, Business Insider put together some statistics and facts …

Korean Peninsula