businessinsider.com Archives - 26 May 2017, Friday

  • A Danish model says she was fired from Louis Vuitton for being 'too fat'

    Louis Vuitton allegedly fires model for weight

    businessinsider.com 20 May '17, 1pm

    I just returned from Tokyo/Japan, where Louis Vuitton held a beautiful cruise show in Kyoto, I just never made it to Kyoto cause I was canceled for the show due to being ‘too big’. (I’m a size 34-36) Ashley Brokaw’s caster Alexia had said that there had been some problems during the f...

  • Singapore has come up with a solution to stop people from dying on the street

    businessinsider.com 18 May '17, 6pm

    A street in Singapore. Jirka Matousek/Flickr If you have a heart attack on a plane, chances are decently good that a doctor or nurse onboard can provide emergency services while you wait to land. But if you collapse on a crowded city street, you might have to wait awhile for an ambula...

  • There's now a vending machine in Singapore that dispenses Ferraris

    There's now a vending machine in Singapore that dispenses Ferraris

    businessinsider.com 15 May '17, 3pm

    An exotic used car dealership designed to resemble a vending machine in Singapore Thomson Reuters SINGAPORE (Reuters) - Forget about soft drinks and potato chips - a "vending machine" in Singapore is offering up luxury vehicles, including Bentleys, Ferraris and Lamborghinis. Used car ...

  • 5 new clothing and handbag brands every professional woman should know

    5 new workwear brands every woman should know

    businessinsider.com 03 May '17, 10pm

    The Insider Picks team writes about stuff we think you'll like. Business Insider has affiliate partnerships so we get a share of the revenue from your purchase. Of Mercer Getting dressed for work as a woman can be difficult; it takes longer to do than the guy who can throw on a suit, ...

  • Europe's second-largest automaker is testing self-driving cars in Singapore

    Peugeot teams up with nuTonomy for self-driving-car tests in Singapore

    businessinsider.com 03 May '17, 3pm

    Peugeot unveiled its autonomous Instinct Concept, pictured above, in February. Newspress French carmaker Peugeot is partnering with Boston, Massachusetts-based tech firm nuTonomy to test self-driving cars in Singapore. NuTonomy's software, sensors and computing platforms will be insta...

  • Trump to speak with Singapore and Thailand about the threat of North Korea

    businessinsider.com 30 Apr '17, 3pm

    President Donald Trump during a meeting at the White House. AP Photo/Andrew Harnik WASHINGTON (Reuters) - President Donald Trump will speak with leaders of Singapore and Thailand on Sunday about the threat North Korea poses of massive, nuclear destruction in Asia, White House Chief of...

  • Trump to speak with Singapore and Thailand about the threat of North Korea

    businessinsider.com 30 Apr '17, 3pm

    President Donald Trump during a meeting at the White House. AP Photo/Andrew Harnik WASHINGTON (Reuters) - President Donald Trump will speak with leaders of Singapore and Thailand on Sunday about the threat North Korea poses of massive, nuclear destruction in Asia, White House Chief of...

  • A place in NYC serves authentic Singapore street food

    businessinsider.com 20 Apr '17, 2pm

    A coffee expert reveals the best method for making coffee This former rock star abandoned his successful music career to move 1,200 miles to Croatia 13 small things you can do to help the Earth every day The director of Kendrick Lamar's 'HUMBLE' has made some of the greatest music vid...

  • Queen Elizabeth II owns 200 of the same handbag

    businessinsider.com 13 Apr '17, 9pm

    The queen has a thing for black Launer handbags. Associated Press; Getty/WPA Pool, Chris Jackson The INSIDER Summary: Queen Elizabeth II is almost always seen carrying a black Launer handbag. She reportedly owns 200 of the bags, which cost around $2,000 each. Launer has an official Ro...

  • Bitcoin is spiking

    Bitcoin price is spiking

    businessinsider.com 11 Apr '17, 5pm

    Bitcoin is up 1.3% at $1,227 a coin as traders move into the cryptocurrency amid a scramble for safety. Tuesday's bid comes following rising political tensions in the Middle East and on the Korean Peninsula which caused a steep sell off in risk assets. While those assets have clawed b...

  • These are the 15 best airports in the world

    businessinsider.com 23 Mar '17, 4pm

    The consumer-aviation website Skytrax published its annual World Airport Awards . The rankings are based on the impressions of nearly 14 million flyers from 105 countries . More than 550 airports were included in the survey, which covers 39 service and performance parameters , includi...

  • Watches worn by some of the most powerful men in finance

    businessinsider.com 21 Mar '17, 5pm

    Since it was invented over 200 years ago, the wristwatch has been an integral component of men's fashion. In addition to their practical functionality of telling time, a watch serves as a collectible piece of art that communicates the personality and style of its wearer. With the help...

  • Everything you want to know about Queen Elizabeth's handbag

    businessinsider.com 13 Mar '17, 7pm

    Getty/Stuart C. Wilson/Stringer The INSIDER Summary: Queen Elizabeth II is rarely seen without a handbag. A report in the Telegraph says that the queen uses the placement of her bag to signal her staff about her needs. The report also reveals what's inside her purse, including lipstic...

  • Water-repellent Converse sneakers

    businessinsider.com 10 Mar '17, 10pm

    It's surprisingly difficult to find a swarm of one billion locusts A professor's kids burst into the middle of his live TV interview — and he played it off perfectly 14 actors who went from 'Harry Potter' to 'Game of Thrones' 13 things you can do with a simple mason jar that will tran...

  • How Michael Jordan makes and spends his $1.1 billion

    businessinsider.com 09 Mar '17, 2pm

    Michael Jordan is the highest-paid athlete of all time. Considering he hasn't played professionally in over a decade, that's a pretty remarkable feat. His most lucrative endorsement deal is with Nike, which he garners approximately $100 million annually.

  • We tried on Pizza Hut's new Bluetooth-enabled sneakers

    businessinsider.com 06 Mar '17, 9pm

    Pizza Hut is releasing a limited amount of Pie Tops sneakers to coincide with the NCAA Final Four tournament. The Bluetooth-enabled sneakers connect with a mobile app to deliver your default order straight to your location at the press of a button.

  • Mesmerizing water art installation

    businessinsider.com 25 Feb '17, 8pm

    This mesmerizing installation, Rain Oculus, is designed by Ned Kahn Studios . It is located in Marina Bay Sands Resort in

  • Economist Ann Pettifor explains why bitcoin isn't money

    businessinsider.com 24 Feb '17, 11am

    Ann Pettifor, leading economist and author of "The Production of Money" told Business Insider that bitcoin is flawed as money because it is a "finite asset." Speaking about the origins and usage of bitcoin, she said: "Bitcoin was invented by some big bad guys on the dark web as a secr...

  • How to buy bitcoin: A step-by-step guide

    businessinsider.com 23 Feb '17, 7pm

    Reuters Bitcoin hit a record high of $1,162 on February 23, nearly two months after hitting its previous high of $1,161 on January 5. A year and a half ago, the idea of buying the virtual currency bitcoin at that price was laughable. After a rapid rise in value in 2013, the cryptocurr...

  • An investigation into a bitcoin exchange and a data breach at JPMorgan is headed to trial

    JPMorgan trial bitcoin exchange data breach

    businessinsider.com 13 Feb '17, 1pm

    Workers are reflected in the windows of the Canary Wharf offices of JP Morgan in London September 19, 2013. REUTERS/Neil Hall NEW YORK (Reuters) - A Florida software engineer and a New Jersey pastor are expected on Monday to face trial in a case stemming from an investigation into a b...

  • Coach Q2 2017 earnings

    businessinsider.com 31 Jan '17, 12pm

    (Reuters) - Coach Inc posted a 17.4 percent rise in quarterly profit as the company cut back on discounting in the United States while selling more handbags in China and Japan. Coach, whose shares were up 3.5 percent at $37.23 before the opening bell, has limited promotions and pulled...

  • Coach Q2 2017 earnings

    businessinsider.com 31 Jan '17, 12pm

    (Reuters) - Coach Inc posted a 17.4 percent rise in quarterly profit as the company cut back on discounting in the United States while selling more handbags in China and Japan. Coach, whose shares were up 3.5 percent at $37.23 before the opening bell, has limited promotions and pulled...

  • How to use one of the many apps to buy and trade bitcoin

    businessinsider.com 18 Jan '17, 3pm

    Here's how to use one of the many apps to buy and trade bitcoin Jacqui Frank and Chris Weller Jan. 18, 2017, 10:54 AM 4 Loading video... facebook linkedin twitter email embed Using the app Coinbase , we bought and sold bitcoin to better understand how the cryptocurrency works. Follow ...

  • How to use the extra shoelace hole on sneakers

    businessinsider.com 14 Jan '17, 6pm

    The extra eyelet at the top of running sneakers has puzzled us for years — what is it for?! Turns out that extra hole helps runners tie their shoes extra tight with a "lace lock" or "heel lock" method.

  • Here's why the US dollar and bitcoin keep rising in value

    Why the US dollar and bitcoin keep rising

    businessinsider.com 09 Jan '17, 10pm

    I have covered the many reasons why the U.S. dollar (USD) has strengthened in dozens of posts over the past 5 years, (Could the U.S. Dollar Rise 50%? , January 12, 2011), and I described the positive dynamics of bitcoin last summer in An Everyman's Guide to Understanding Cryptocurrenc...

  • Bitcoin jumps above $1000 for first time in 3 years - Business Insider

    Bitcoin jumps above $1,000 for first time in 3 years

    businessinsider.com 02 Jan '17, 11am

    An illustration photo shows a Bitcoin (virtual currency) paper wallet with QR codes and a coin are seen at La Maison du Bitcoin in Paris Thomson Reuters LONDON (Reuters) - Digital currency bitcoin kicked off the new year by jumping above $1,000 (£813) for the first time in three years...

  • Making six figures buying and selling sneakers

    businessinsider.com 26 Dec '16, 5pm

    According to sneakerhead data website StockX , the secondary market for rare and limited-release sneakers is estimated to be worth over $1 billion . Jason Hart buys and resells sneakers to consignment stores like Flight Club in New York City. It's a skill to find the hottest shoes on ...

  • A designer is turning expensive sneakers into smog masks

    businessinsider.com 21 Dec '16, 4pm

    is a designer who converts high-end sneakers into functional anti-smog masks. He started making them two years ago, after having problems finding a mask to properly fit his face.

  • Ford reveals production Ford GTs

    businessinsider.com 17 Dec '16, 5pm

    Ford recently showed off their newest supercar, the iconic Ford GT, by presenting some of the first production vehicles to be built. 1,000 GTs are expected to be built over the next four years.

  • This $21,000 hotel suite comes with a private spa and bulletproof windows

    businessinsider.com 16 Dec '16, 6pm

    The Excelsior Hotel Gallia in Milan, Italy, hosts the most opulent hotel suite in the world. Take a look inside. Produced by Justin Gmoser . Original reporting by Edith Hancock .