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What to expect from the iPhone 8, iPhone 8 Plus and iPhone X

After months of rumors and leaks, the next iPhone is just days from being unveiled at Apple’s brand new Steve Jobs Theater.<p>So, what do we know so far? Typical of Apple leaks in recent years, we’ve heard trickles of information on just about every piece of the new device, but, as always, everything …

Mobile Technology

Slack Is Raising $250 Million From SoftBank, Others

Slack Technologies Inc. is raising about $250 million in a funding round co-led by SoftBank Group Corp., according to people familiar with the …

Venture Capital

Twitter added zero users last quarter

The company’s user growth is still a problem after all.<p>Twitter did not add any new users in Q2, a disappointing follow-up to what had been a promising start to 2017.<p>Twitter reported earnings Thursday morning, claiming 328 million total users — the same number it reported after Q1. Analysts had been …

Wall Street

Jeff Bezos Briefly Tops Bill Gates as the World's Richest Person

A surge in Amazon.com Inc. shares Thursday morning in advance of the online retailer’s earnings report briefly propelled founder Jeff Bezos past Bill …

Bill Gates

Despite Samsung’s record profits, its smartphone business is still in trouble

The Samsung corporation has nicely weathered a rough year caused by its mobile division, thanks largely to the strength of its other electronics businesses. Those other products helped the South Korean tech giant post record profits for the second quarter.<p>But regarding its smartphone business, …

Samsung

WhatsApp is apparently really popular because 1 billion people use it daily

WhatsApp is just one of the many available messaging apps for mobile, and apparently it's also one of the most popular.<p>The company announced on …

US Navy ship fired warning shots at an Iranian boat in the Persian Gulf

<b>Washington (CNN) —</b> A US Navy ship fired warning shots at an armed Iranian patrol boat Tuesday in the northern end of the Persian Gulf, according to two US defense officials.<p>The Iranian boat is believed to have been operated by the Iranian Revolutionary Guard Corps, according to a defense official …

Military
Middle East

North Korea could cross ICBM threshold next year, U.S. officials warn in new assessment

North Korea will be able to field a reliable, nuclear-capable intercontinental ballistic missile as early as next year, U.S. officials have concluded in a confidential assessment that dramatically shrinks the timeline for when Pyongyang could strike North American cities with atomic weapons.<p>The new …

North Korea

Who Will Clean Up Silicon Valley’s E-Wasteland?

There’s no federal law requiring e-waste to be recycled, and procedures nationwide are often fragmented and cumbersome.<p><i>Capital & Main is</i> <i>an award-winning publication that reports from California on economic, political, and social issues.</i><p>Last April, Apple released its 58-page Environmental …

Sustainability

Roomba maker iRobot plans to sell digital maps of your home

While iRobot may have originated as a bomb-disposal robot maker at MIT in 1990, the company is probably better known as a robot vacuum company. So much so that it has taken to suing competitors like Bissell and Hoover, who sell their own robotic vacuum cleaners. The Roomba craze may not be as …

Robotics

US fines American, Frontier and Delta over violation claims

Three U.S. airlines have agreed to each pay hundreds of thousands of dollars in fines to resolve government claims that they violated rules aimed at protecting consumers.<p>The Transportation Department detailed the violations and the fines levied against American Airlines Group, Delta Air Lines and …

The 1 Email Phrase That Will Really Cost You | Inc.com

I am in the middle of a business development push for my company and was chatting with a colleague of mine Aaron Krall about the effectiveness of my outbound email campaigns. Aaron is an expert at helping Software as a Service (Saas) based companies convert trial users to paying customers.<p>When he …

Business Development

Is This the Woman Who Will Save Uber?

A little over a year before Bozoma Saint John became the first chief brand officer at Uber, the transportation company’s best hope to rehabilitate its tarnished image, she hailed a ride from the Four Seasons hotel in Austin, Tex., to a nearby business dinner. What pulled up was a wreck.<p>“Hey, …

African Culture

Sizmek to Acquire Fellow Ad Tech Company Rocket Fuel for $125.5 Million

The deal takes Rocket Fuel private and values the company at $2.60 per share<p>By<p>Lara O’Reilly<p>Lara O’Reilly<p>The Wall Street Journal<p>Biography<p>@larakiara<p>lara.oreilly@wsj.com<p>Sizmek, an advertising technology company owned by private-equity firm Vector Capital, has agreed to acquire public ad-tech company …

AdTech

How Much Are People Making from the Sharing Economy?

We analyzed how much money people make from their side-gigs on Uber, Airbnb, Lyft and more.

Income Inequality

KKR Strikes Deal To Buy Health Information Giant WebMD For $2.8B And A Former Partner Scores

Private equity giant KKR is betting big on healthy living. In separate announcements on Monday morning, KKR said it will buy both internet health information giant WebMD Holdings for $2.8 billion and The Nature’s Bounty Co., a company that sells supplements ranging from fish oil and Vitamin D pills …

Health Information
Sexual Harassment

Pandora nabs $480 million from SiriusXM while offloading Ticketfly for $200 million

Pandora has settled ongoing speculation about its future by confirming it has received a $480 million investment from SiriusXM while offloading its ticketing business Ticketfly to Eventbrite for $200 million.<p>Rumors that Pandora was courting buyers have persisted for a while, with SiriusXM touted as …

Walmart's wild new plan to win in e-commerce: Have employees deliver packages on their way home

<i>By Caroline Fairchild and</i> <i>Chip Cutter </i><p>Walmart wants its 1.5 million associates around the country to start making deliveries to customers on their …

After investing in Twitter, Steve Ballmer gave up investing

That bet has not turned out very well so far, and now the former Microsoft head honcho admits he's lost his taste for investing.<p>At the Code Conference taking place near Los Angeles this week, Ballmer discussed his short-lived stint as a tech investor and his decision to move on to other …

Investing

Macron and Merkel can make Europe great again

<b>(CNN) —</b> Angela Merkel has had enough. Just a day after the perfunctory G7 meeting in Sicily, she returned to Germany and declared to an audience in Munich that the United States and UK are no longer reliable partners, and that the US in particular has "weakened the West" and is out to undermine the …

Geopolitics

5 Countries Where Your Dollar Goes the Furthest: $10 Hotel Rooms, $1 Dinners and More Crazy-Cheap Travel Finds

Summer is approaching, and the cost of travel is starting to rise. Airline and hotel prices will continue to increase along with the temperature, and …

Scientists Have Discovered a Brand New Type of Neuron

Meet the "neighbourhood cell".<p>A new type of neuron has been discovered in rats' brains by University of Amsterdam (UvA) researchers that plays a key …

What Are the Most Misspelled Words in Every State?

Just in time for the Scripps National Spelling Bee, Google has released its list of America’s most misspelled words by state — and Wisconsinites have some explaining to do.<p>Google Trends tweeted a map on Tuesday showing “America’s Most Misspelled Words,” based on the top “how to spell” searches in …

Google Trends

Using This Simple Tool Will Make You Better Than 99 Percent of CEOs

Think of feedback like the gift that will keep you honest, successful and humble.<p>Opinions expressed by <i>Entrepreneur</i> contributors are their own.<p><i>Editor’s Note: In the new podcast</i> Masters of Scale<i>, LinkedIn co-founder and Greylock partner Reid Hoffman explores his philosophy on how to scale a business</i> …

Leadership

Every Russia story Trump said was a hoax by Democrats: A timeline

There have been twists and turns over the past year in the saga of President Trump’s alleged ties to Russia and Russian influence on the 2016 presidential election to help Trump win.<p>Yet one thing has remained consistent: Trump blames the Democrats, not the Russians.<p>Trump says the latest reports of …

Donald Trump

Science says lasting relationships come down to 3 basic traits

Helen Fisher, biological anthropologist and author of "Anatomy of Love," put happy couples in long-term relationships into brain scanners. The results gave her an insight into what makes a relationship last.<p><b>Follow TI:</b>On Facebook

Relationships

This Cheap Chicken Salad Sandwich Is a Rent Week Legend

Get some potato chips involved in your chicken salad sandwich<p>I have a deep love for chicken salad sandwiches. Ever since seven year-old me took a bite of one in a Philadelphia diner, that sandwich has brought me nothing but happiness. Now, as a 24 year-old with a job in food media, I owe it to the …

Healthy Eating

Portland attack survivor says people should support 'those little girls'

<b>(CNN) —</b> Micah Fletcher, the man who survived the Portland commuter train knife attack, went on social media Wednesday to say people are worrying about the wrong victim.<p>The young women who were being subjected to a man's racial and religious insults while riding on the MAX light rail train are the …

Rights & Freedoms