Henry Blodget

Why bitcoin checks all the boxes of a bubble

Business Insider CEO Henry Blodget discusses the meteoric rise of bitcoin. He references a recent research note published by former Merrill Lynch chief investment strategist Richard Bernstein, who refers to the cryptocurrency as "bitcon." Blodget walks through Bernstein's assertion the bitcoin …

Business

Business Insider Inc. Changes Company Name To Insider Inc., Expands Coverage

Business Insider Inc. will change its company name to Insider Inc. come January, as it moves to expand its coverage beyond business and financial …

Advertising Industry

THE BOTTOM LINE: Top strategist disses bitcoin as 'Bitcon' and says it meets all 5 criteria of a speculative bubble

Hello, everyone!<p>As you may know, Business Insider recently appointed a new global editor-in-chief, Nicholas Carlson. As one of his first decisions, Nicholas has ordered me — the old global editor in chief — to start writing again.<p>So here goes...<p>As a companion to our "Bottom Line" show — which is …

Economic Bubbles

We're nearing 'peak media' as Americans consume over 12 hours a day

Business Insider's Henry Blodget and Sara Silverstein discuss the argument that we're nearing "peak media" in the US. According to a recent study, the average US adult spends 12 hours a day consuming tech and media, and Blodget says that's been driven by the rise of the internet. He doesn't see the …

Business

CNBC’s Jay Yarow is Business Journalist of the Year

Jay Yarow<p><b>Jay Yarow</b>, the senior vice president and executive editor at CNBC’s digital operations, has made the business news network’s website a …

Journalism

The Creator Of Vine Readies V2

Ten months after Twitter shut down video app Vine, the service may be heading for a comeback.<p>In 2013, years before six-second ads proliferated on …

Advertising Industry

Business Insider to launch in South Africa in 2018

Cape Town - Media24, South Africa's largest media company, and Business Insider announced on Thursday that they would launch Business Insider South …

Africa

Publisher pivot to reality casts doubts on global expansion plans - Digiday

Winter is coming for digital media, and one of the big casualties is their global expansion.<p>Not long ago, digital media, awash in venture capital, …

Digital Media

This Is MSNBC’s De Facto Ombudsman

The network has decided that Pizzagate conspiracist Mike Cernovich is its new voice of reason.<p>On Monday, The Wrap reported that MSNBC would not be renewing its contract with contributor Sam Seder in the wake of an online smear campaign led by a group of well-known far-right trolls and racists. …

Mike Cernovich

14 predictions for the future of media

The media landscape is almost shifting more quickly than consumers can keep up.<p>But certain trends have emerged that will carry the media industry into the future.<p>For the past eight years, IGNITION, Business Insider’s flagship conference, has collected the best minds in media and technology to share …

Trends

We talked to an economist who predicted the Great Recession about the next financial crisis

• <b>Jim Rickards has seen first hand the bailout of hedge funds and has testified before congress about the 2008 financial crisis.</b>• <b><br>He says another recession could hit before the Federal Reserve is done unwinding the processes put in places to save us from the crisis a decade ago.</b>• <b><br>Rickards expects gold to</b> …

Economy

Behind The Power Insights And Glaring Controversy Around Business Insider's Big, Annual Conference

<i>Business Insider’s</i> annual “Ignition” conference just completed its two-day power-packed sessions in New York City. “Ignition” brings together influencers in media, marketing and technology to explore not only the current but future state of the convergent industries. Via both one-on-one interviews …

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HENRY BLODGET: 14 things you’ll want to know about the future of media

We're at Business Insider's IGNITION event to hear the leaders in tech and media discuss where the biggest transformations are happening in today's digital landscape.<p>To kick off the event, Business Insider CEO Henry Blodget delivered the following presentation put together with help from the BI …

Business

21st Century Fox co-chair pushes back on criticism that Fox News is 'state TV' under Trump

• <b>21st Century Fox co-chair Lachlan Murdoch rejected the notion that Fox News represents a sort of "state TV" under President Donald Trump.</b>• <b><br>Murdoch's comments came at Business Insider's IGNITION conference.</b><p>21st Century Fox co-chair Lachlan Murdoch on Wednesday defended criticism of Fox News' cozy …

Donald Trump

THE FUTURE OF DIGITAL: 2017

Henry Blodget opened the latest sold-out IGNITION conference with a presentation entitled <i>The Future of Digital: The Next Big Thing</i>. And he should know... Blodget is co-founder, CEO, and editor-in-chief of Business Insider, one of the most-read business and tech news sites in the world with more …

Advertising

Lachlan Murdoch: Fox News Is Not State TV

The Murdoch scion said a network should never get behind one individual.<p>Lachlan Murdoch, the executive chairman of parent company 21st Century Fox, …

Journalism

Lachlan Murdoch Disputes Notion Fox News Didn't Act Fast Enough on Harassment

Matt Lauer was fired a day or two after executives of Comcast Corp.'s (CMCSA) NBC were told of sexual harassment by the longtime co-host of …

Investing

21st Century Fox’s Lachlan Murdoch: Wave of Sexual Harassment Allegations Mark a ‘Cathartic Moment’

Lachlan Murdoch, executive chairman of 21st Century Fox, said the tidal wave of sexual harassment charges against media executives should lead to …

Feminism

WATCH LIVE: IGNITION 2017

Convene the biggest names and most innovative leaders in media, marketing, and technology. Add Business Insider’s unique blend of hard news and big ideas…<p>…and you have IGNITION.<p>WATCH LIVESTREAM HERE:<p><b>Full Agenda:</b><p>Presentation: The Five Most Important Trends in Media<p>Henry Blodget, CEO, cofounder, and …

Business

7 Big Questions as Meredith Seals Time Deal

Des Moines takes Manhattan? The pride of Iowa publishing, Meredith Corp. (MDP) , looks like it has finally put Time Inc. (TIME) out of its 20-year …

Tech Industry

The top 5 predictions for the future of digital

The future of digital is rapidly transforming right before our very eyes.<p>Digital is inheriting the earth, and the generational shift is in full force as millennials and Gen X grow older and smartphones, computers, and tablets become the go-to options for media consumption.<p>But the rise of digital …

Trends

The stock market is flashing warning signs

Business Insider CEO Henry Blodget talks about the warnings being issued by a growing faction of fund managers, including John Hussman, the president of the Hussman Investment Trust and a former economics professor. He outlines Hussman's argument that equity valuations are too high, and that …

Business

Should companies be tackling politics? Keurig and Papa John's provide cautionary tales

Business Insider CEO Henry Blodget discusses the "Smash Your Keurig" phenomenon, which resulted from the coffee machine manufacturer's decision to pull its advertisements from Fox News host Sean Hannity's TV show in response to controversial comments made on his show. He notes that Keurig is just …

Business

Billionaire Alibaba CEO Jack Ma is the star of an ultra-popular kung fu film

Business Insider's Henry Blodget and Sara Silverstein discuss Alibaba CEO Jack Ma's latest foray into entertainment, which involves a kung-fu short film, where he takes on eight attackers using his tai chi skills. The movie has been viewed more than 100 million times, with many celebrity cameos, …

Business

Is SportsCenter on Snapchat a good idea? Disney and ESPN think so

Business Insider CEO Henry Blodget breaks down the issues facing ESPN and its parent company, Disney, amid plans to produce the network's flagship show SportsCenter for the Snapchat audience. He highlights the link between Disney's recent stock struggles and concerns over ESPN's declining …

Business

THE BOTTOM LINE: Huge market warnings, Keurig's political stand, and the future of the Fed

This week:<p>Business Insider CEO Henry Blodget talks about the warnings being issued by a growing faction of fund managers, including John Hussman, the president of the Hussman Investment Trust and a former economics professor. He outlines Hussman's argument that equity valuations are too high, and …

Business

The big short: How a National Bank analyst found himself in the crosshairs of a group of short-sellers

Three guys walk into a bar and start talking about investing.<p>It sounds like the beginning of a joke. But when three men met at Earl's in Toronto's financial district one night this summer, one of the men was secretly recording what was being said. That conversation has now become a flashpoint in an …

Finance

'Business Insider' Launches BI Prime Access For Financial News

<i>Business Insider</i> has launched a subscription offering called “BI Prime,” which will target readers who want access to its original financial news …

Advertising Industry

Jeff Bezos and Bill Gates both do this mundane chore that may have significant mental benefits

Jeff Bezos and Bill Gates may be two of the richest men on the planet, but that doesn't mean they're above doing the dishes.<p>Both billionaires say …

Jeff Bezos

Why Nintendo is dominating like the old days

Business Insider CEO Henry Blodget and chief tech correspondent Steve Kovach break down Nintendo, which has seen its stock surge following the release of its new Switch gaming console, which is a huge upgrade over the Wii U. Blodget points out the company's stock history, which saw shares peak …

Business