businessinsider.com Archives - 29 March 2017, Wednesday

  • 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...

  • The Queen reportedly uses her purse to send secret signals to her staff

    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 .

  • Eleven James lets you rent Rolexes

    businessinsider.com 09 Dec '16, 7pm

    Watches in Eleven James' collection. Hollis Johnson We share cars through Uber and Lyft, and homes through Airbnb. Why not do the same with luxury watches? Two-year-old startup Eleven James has made that idea a reality. Founded by ex-NetJets exec Randy Brandoff, the company basically ...

  • Singapore can't afford to be pushed around by China

    Singapore can't afford to be pushed around by China

    businessinsider.com 07 Dec '16, 5am

    Chinese President Xi Jinping shakes hands with Singapore's Prime Minister Lee Hsien Loong during the G20 Summit in Hangzhou, Zhejiang province, China September 4, 2016. Reuters/Damir Sagolj The sudden seizure of Singapore’s nine Terrex infantry carrier vehicles (ICVs) has sparked mixe...

  • Standard Chartered and Coutts fined in Asia money laundering crackdown

    businessinsider.com 02 Dec '16, 9am

    A man walks past the name of Coutts displayed on a branch of the bank in central London August 11, 2014. Reuters SINGAPORE (Reuters) - Singapore's central bank said on Friday it imposed penalties on the local units of U.K.-based Standard Chartered Bank and Coutts for money laundering ...

  • Standard Chartered and Coutts fined in Asia money laundering crackdown

    businessinsider.com 02 Dec '16, 9am

    A man walks past the name of Coutts displayed on a branch of the bank in central London August 11, 2014. Reuters SINGAPORE (Reuters) - Singapore's central bank said on Friday it imposed penalties on the local units of U.K.-based Standard Chartered Bank and Coutts for money laundering ...

  • Trans-Pacific Partnership affects prices of domestic-made goods

    businessinsider.com 29 Nov '16, 6pm

    Many of your favorite goods, like the iPhone 7, TVs, and billions of sneakers are made overseas. Some products

  • Britain's coin maker is going to let people trade gold using the technology behind bitcoin

    UK's Royal Mint to launch blockchain-based gold trading platform

    businessinsider.com 29 Nov '16, 9am

    The Royal Mint engraver Jody Clark poses with his portrait of Britain's Queen Elizabeth following its unveiling at the National Portrait Gallery in London. Reuters/Suzanne Plunkett LONDON, Nov 29 (Reuters) - Britain's Royal Mint and leading U.S.-based derivatives exchange CME Group ha...

  • Pyramid of luxury brands

    businessinsider.com 27 Nov '16, 10am

    A model at Milan Fashion Week. REUTERS/Alessandro Garofalo Brands are the best way to show off wealth, and there is a flood of new millionaires around the world who like showing off. "The brands bought are actually more important than the level of money earned," HSBC managing director...

  • This guy used a frequent flyer trick to take a $16,000 luxury flight for less than $500

    This guy used a frequent flyer trick to take a $16,000 luxury flight for less than $500

    businessinsider.com 18 Nov '16, 12am

    Singapore Airlines is ranked as the best in the world , so it makes sense that their first-class services are enveloped in the sleek veneer of absolute luxury — and an accordingly eye-watering price. But frequent flier and travel blogger Sam Huang of TopMiles managed to snag a $16,000...

  • Singapore wants to steal London's fintech crown after Brexit

    Singapore tries to lure fintech away from London post-Brexit

    businessinsider.com 16 Nov '16, 7am

    The Singapore skyline at night. Flickr/aotaro SINGAPORE (Reuters) - Britain leaving the European Union is opening up an opportunity for Singapore to recruit talent for its ambitious plans to become a leading financial technology hub, said the chief FinTech officer of the city-state's ...

  • Perfect watch for the office and weekend

    businessinsider.com 13 Nov '16, 2pm

    The founder and executive editor of the luxury watch publication Hodinkee , Benjamin Clymer , recommends the best watches to wear during the week and on the weekends.