businessinsider.com Archives - 23 February 2017, Thursday

  • 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.

  • 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.

  • Why Singapore is the best city in the world for expats

    The best country in the world for expats

    businessinsider.com 09 Nov '16, 7pm

    Singapore. platongkoh / iStock A new study from HSBC reveals that the top place to live as an expat is Singapore . The study was conducted among 27,000 expats in about 100 countries between March and May 2016. Third party survey group YouGov conducted the poll, which did not survey HS...

  • Inside a $12,000 suite on Singapore Airlines

    businessinsider.com 07 Nov '16, 6pm

    Dan Gillaspia of UponArriving in his $12,000 suite on Singapore Airlines. Dan Gillaspia/Flickr The INSIDER Summary: • Dan Gillaspia of the travel website UponArriving scored a $12,000 suite on Singapore Airlines for only $100. • From free-flowing Champagne to a double bed, Gillaspia t...

  • Amazon is turning its attention to Singapore

    businessinsider.com 04 Nov '16, 5pm

    Transportation and logistics could be the next billion dollar opportunity for e-commerce companies. The global shipping market, including ocean, air, and truck freight, is a $2.1 trillion market, according to World Bank, Boeing, and Golden Valley Co. There is much at stake for legacy ...

  • A rare look inside the Monte Carlo Casino, the world's most spectacular place to gamble

    Inside Monte Carlo Casino, Monaco

    businessinsider.com 27 Oct '16, 10pm

    REUTERS/Eric Gaillard There is no casino more grand and more famous than the Casino de Monte Carlo in Monaco. The ornate gambling house has been featured in multiple "James Bond" movies and is perhaps the most iconic building in the tiny principality. Cameras are strictly forbidden in...

  • Singapore's self-driving taxi has crashed

    businessinsider.com 21 Oct '16, 2am

    Fully autonomous taxis are already here, but to reach the point where companies can remove the driver will take a few years. Both Delphi and nuTonomy have been piloting fully autonomous taxi services in Singapore. Driverless taxi services would significantly benefit the companies crea...

  • Singapore's self-driving taxi has crashed

    businessinsider.com 21 Oct '16, 2am

    Fully autonomous taxis are already here, but to reach the point where companies can remove the driver will take a few years. Both Delphi and nuTonomy have been piloting fully autonomous taxi services in Singapore. Driverless taxi services would significantly benefit the companies crea...

  • Black Swan superyacht makes billionaires jealous

    businessinsider.com 16 Oct '16, 3pm

    This slick yacht looks like a supervillians hideout straight out of out of the next 007 film . The superyacht is called The Black Swan and is a design concept by designer

  • How 7 Rolex models got their unique nicknames

    How 7 Rolex models got their unique nicknames

    businessinsider.com 16 Oct '16, 1pm

    Others, however have a rich history inherently tied to their specific reference and model. The Rolex Deepsea Sea-Dweller D-Blue, Ref. 116660, for example, was created to commemorate filmmaker James Cameron upon his return from the first solo expedition to the deepest part of the ocean...