Tag Archives: BusinessInsider.com

I ate lunch at a food court in a New York City subway station — and it was unlike anything I have experienced

TurnStyle offers a variety of compelling shopping and dining options.Mark Matousek/Business Insider To most, the idea of eating in a subway station—or riding the subway, for that matter—is repulsive. Too much heat, too little space.  But in April 2016, TurnStyle, a food court and shopping center, opened in the Columbus Circle subway station. The premise was simple: Turn a subway ...

Read More »

The CEO of Scott's Cheap Flights reveals a credit card trick he uses to get millions of free miles

Scott Keyes of Scott’s Cheap Flights has amassed millions of points opening credit cards. Here’s how he does it without getting clipped with annual fees. Following is a transcript of the video. Scott Keyes: One of the weird things about frequent flyer miles nowadays is that the vast majority of miles are not earned through actually flying. Most miles are given ...

Read More »

6 reasons why Michael Fassbender's murder mystery 'The Snowman' completely bombed at the box office

Michael Fassbender in “The Snowman.” Universal Pictures “The Snowman” is a massive critical and commercial failure despite the talent behind it. That’s because of a series of bizarre miscalculations in the movie’s production and marketing. Here’s what went wrong. On paper, “The Snowman” looked like it would be a box office home-run and a major Oscar contender. Instead, it’s a ...

Read More »

Republicans may not cut the tax rate for people making over $1 million a year

Paul Ryan and Mitch McConnell stand behind Ways and Means chair Kevin Brady. Alex Wong/Getty Images Republicans are considering keeping the top tax rate for people earning over $1 million a year at 39.6% by creating another tax bracket in their reform plan. This would blunt criticism from Democrats that the GOP tax plan primarily benefits the wealthy. Some pro-tax ...

Read More »

What you need to know in advertising today

Did you catch that bombshell story posted by BuzzFeed the other day about the super sophisticated online advertising fraud operation? The scam allegedly pulled off in this case – creating a bunch of fake websites, selling lots of ads on them via programmatic channels, and then using bots to simulate human visitors – is not entirely new. Which begs the question ...

Read More »

Google moves forward with Play Store updates (GOOGL, GOOG)

BI Intelligence This story was delivered to BI Intelligence Apps and Platforms Briefing subscribers. To learn more and subscribe, please click here. Google is moving forward with two big announcements it first mentioned in 2016, as it looks to make the Android app ecosystem more appealing to developers. The company is finally rolling out an increase to the share of revenue ...

Read More »

Top Democrat is pushing to subpoena Jared Kushner over his use of private email

Jared Kushner. AP Photo/Alex Brandon Elijah Cummings, ranking member on the House Committee on Oversight and Government Reform, wants committee chairman Trey Gowdy to push for Jared Kushner to turn over documents related to his use of private email. Cummings’ Monday letter is his second in the span of a few days asking Gowdy to turn up the heat on ...

Read More »

Here's how much sugar the average kid consumes on Halloween — and it's way more than you'd think

Sugar consumption spikes on Halloween, but that’s not what parents should be worried about. Marco/Flickr Halloween is one of the biggest holidays for buying and consuming candy Between parties and trick-or-treating, the average child consumed 3 cups of sugar on Halloween.  This doesn’t mean children can’t or shouldn’t eat candy on Halloween.  Eating a hearty dinner beforehand, setting a candy limit, and ...

Read More »

Target just revealed a completely new way to give gifts in time for holiday shopping (TGT)

Target is launching its holiday offensive.AP/Robert F. Bukaty Target is now letting customers send gifts via email. The service is called “Gift Now” and was already offered by select high-end department stores. Target is getting aggressive this holiday to avoid the sales slup it saw last year. Instant gratification is all the rage now, and Target is giving in. Just in ...

Read More »

Here's why the PayPal-Facebook deal makes so much sense (FB, PYPL)

BI Intelligence This story was delivered to BI Intelligence “Payments Briefing” subscribers. To learn more and subscribe, please click here. PayPal is forging a deeper partnership with Facebook, according to an announcement from the firms Fridaycovered by TechCrunch. As a result of the partnership, PayPal will be integrated into Messenger as a funding option so that users can send and receive money ...

Read More »