21 unprofessional email habits that make everyone hate youFebruary 21, 2017
With the onslaught of emails we receive every day, it's hard to imagine how anyone could keep up professional email habits at all times.
To make this task a little less daunting, we asked experts to highlight some of the least professional behaviors you could demonstrate when sending an email.
While mastering the art of good email etiquette doesn't mean sending out beautifully crafted prose each time — that would take forever — if you can avoid these bad habits, you'll be off to a great start.
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Sending 'urgent' emails that aren't urgent
“Like the boy who cried wolf, if you abuse the urgent marker, it won't be long until no one will pay any attention to it,” Rosemary Haefner, chief human-resources officer for CareerBuilder, tells Business Insider.
And when you finally do send a truly urgent email, no one will pay attention..Read More
THE IoT 101 REPORT: Your essential guide to the Internet of ThingsFebruary 21, 2017
You’ve likely heard the phrase Internet of Things, or IoT, at some point if you have been following any tech news in the last several years.
But at the same time, you might be scratching your head figuring out what it is or what it means past a flashy buzzword.
Simply put, the IoT refers to the connection of devices (other than typical fare such as computers and smartphones) to the Internet. Cars, refrigerators, juicers, wine racks, heart monitors, ovens, watches, and more are all candidates for connection.
A new report from BI Intelligence, Business Insider's premium research service, called IoT 101: The Essential Guide to the Internet of Things, outlines the basics of the IoT and what this next wave of technology means to the everyday individual. The report dives into key IoT terms, predictions and trends for the IoT in the next five years, the industries that the IoT will affect the most, and the biggest challenges facing the IoT.
Here are the key takeaways from the report:..Read More
Urban Outfitters is selling a T-shirt with the classic AOL logo for $45 (AOL)February 21, 2017
Want a taste of some 90's early internet nostalgia?
For $45, this T-shirt featuring AOL's classic logo can be yours, courtesy of Urban Outfitters:
Ted Leonsis, the former AOL exec and current owner of the Washington Capitals hockey team, even tweeted about it:
AOL Tshirts, back in vogue here, click to buy. https://t.co/7SPjaOUfcc
— Ted Leonsis (@TedLeonsis) February 18, 2017
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13 up-and-coming New York City restaurants you need to try right nowJuly 14, 2016
Tired of heading to the same lunch and dinner places in New York City? Foursquare's “Trending This Week” list has got you covered.
Combining implicit visits from the city guide app's users' activity with the check-ins that came from its sister app, Swarm, “Trending This Week” is a weekly roundup of new places that are sure to be buzzing. The list is updated each Tuesday morning.
These 13 restaurants are sure to speak to your taste buds and Instagram followers. We suggest placing your reservations now.
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13. Coco & Cru
643 Broadway, Greenwich Village
Experience the flavors of Sydney, Australia, at this Greenwich Village cafe. Stop by Coco & Cru for lunch, dinner, and a very special brunch dining experience.
“Get your Aussie fix with a flat white here. They make a pretty mean bacon and egg roll, and have Coopers beer on tap,” says Foursquare use..Read More
Crowdcube has attracted £39 million to its crowdfunding campaignJuly 14, 2016
Investors keen to put money into the UK's biggest crowdfunding platform Crowdcube have pledged £39 million ($51.8 million) of financing — smashing the platform's initial target of £5 million.
Crowdcube announced at the start of the month that it was hoping to raise £5 million in a crowdfunding campaign on its own platform later this month. The company set up a pre-registration page at the time, where would-be backers could pledge how much they would like to invest.
Crowdcube cofounder Luke Lang confirmed to Business Insider over email that pre-registrations have now passed £39 million, 10 days after the page went live. He told BI: “We've have been overwhelmed with the response with thousands registering their interest. It is a humbling show of support from our investor community.”
Lang wouldn't say whether Crowdcube plans to raise its investment target to accommodate some or all of the extra investment that people are willing to give.
The pre-registrations appea..Read More
The biggest tech IPO of the year is soaring in its debut (LN)July 14, 2016
The largest initial public offering (IPO) in the tech sector this year is off to a solid start.
Shares of Line, a Japanese mobile-messaging app, jumped 30% in their debut on Thursday. The stock opened at $42 a share and had been priced at $32.84.
Line is putting up 22 million shares in New York, and 13 million shares on the Tokyo stock exchange.
The company was expected to raise more than $1 billion in its debut.
It's been a relatively slow year for IPOs, and Line is only the fifth tech company to go public in 2016. The market sell-off at the start of the year put many companies off the public markets.
The stock is trading on the New York Stock Exchange with the ticker “LN.”
Line launched in Japan in 2011 and had more than 200 million monthly active users in March, with a strong presence in Asia, the company said. It competes with Facebook Messenger and WhatsApp and is used in 230 countries.
It earned $1.07 billion in revenues last year, primarily by selling messaging stic..Read More
Astronomers peered deeper into the Orion Nebula than ever before — here’s what they sawJuly 14, 2016
Astronomers working at the Very Large Telescope (VLT) in Chile have captured the deepest, most detailed image of the Orion Nebula to date.
The team used an infrared instrument called HAWK-I, which is mounted to the VLT, to capture this and several other breathtaking images.
The famous Orion Nebula, located 1,350 light years from the sun, spans about 24 light-years within the constellation of Orion. It is visible from Earth with the naked eye, as a fuzzy patch in Orion’s sword, the European Space Observatory (ESO) said.
Like some other nebulae, Orion is strongly illuminated by ultraviolet radiation from tons of hot stars born inside it.
According to an ESO press release, the images reveal a wealth of low mass bodies, like faint brown dwarfs (failed stars) and planet-sized objects. This gives astronomers a deeper look into the history of star formation within the nebula.
Because of how close the Orion Nebula is, the ESO says it’s a prefect test bed for understanding the process and..Read More
McDonald’s has put an end to an unexpected consequence of offering free Wi-FiJuly 14, 2016
Customers can no longer watch porn at McDonald's.
The fast-food chain began implementing a filtered Wi-Fi policy in corporate-owned locations earlier this year, according to Enough Is Enough, an internet-safety organization.
Now the organization reports that the majority of McDonald's restaurants now offer filtered Wi-Fi access.
“Parents can have peace of mind that, when they or their children go to McDonald's, they will have a safer and more friendly Wi-Fi experience, filtered from pornography, from child porn and from potential sexual exploitation and predation,” Donna Rice Hughes, president of EIE, said in a statement on Wednesday. “McDonald's deserves widespread praise for this act of corporate responsibility and commitment to children and family safety.”
EIE has been pressuring McDonald's to block explicit content for two years, The New York Post reports. Other chains that have agreed to filter Wi-Fi include Panera Bread, Subway, and Chick-fil-A.
Demand for the iPhone 7 is healthy (AAPL)July 14, 2016
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Sales of the impending iPhone 7 may be almost 10% higher in Q4 2016 than sales of the iPhone 6s were over the same period last year, according to a recent survey by Piper Jaffray cited by 9to5Mac.
About 15% of the US iPhone users who responded to the survey said they intend to upgrade to the iPhone 7 or 7 Plus this year, and another 30% indicated they might upgrade. If this holds true, sales of the iPhone 7 would be on par with sales of the iPhone 6, and they would surpass sales of the iPhone 6s, which saw Apple’s first-ever YoY decline in devices sales.
The survey results are important considering that the iPhone 7 is rumored to lack any meaningful design changes from the iPhone's latest iteration, the 6s. Apple typically releases new phone models and software upgrades on an alternating annual basis, referred to as a “tick-tock” schedule. Device ..Read More
Apple thinks about TV like a tech company, and that could be a big mistake (AAPL)July 14, 2016
In an interview published Thursday, Apple SVP Eddy Cue talked to The Hollywood Reporter about Apple's ambitions in TV. His answers made it clear that Apple thinks about TV very much like a tech company.
This isn't necessarily a good thing.
When Cue talked about people's frustration with big, 100+ channel cable bundles, he characterized it as a tech problem.
“I think it's a misconception,” he said. “[With 'skinny bundle' small packages] most people, at the end of the day, end up paying more, not less, for the things they love.” The problem isn't with the big bundle, but with the features you are getting with it, according to Cue.
“They're not getting the features that they want,” he continued. “The fact that I have to set things to record seems idiotic. And channel guides — I get home and I want to watch a Duke basketball game; why do I have to go hunting to find out what channel it's on? … Those technical capabilities exist today. They..Read More