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The 22 best cities in the world for tech, according to Savills

When it comes to tech, San Francisco on the west coast of the US has a well established reputation as being the world's number one city.

But San Francisco's crazy living costs led real estate firm Savills to choose another US city as its number one tech hub in its Tech Cities 2017 report, which ranks 22 cities across the world "at the forefront of the global tech industry."

In addition to rent, Savills looked at over 100 metrics, ranging from the number of days needed to start a business through to the cost of a flat white coffee. Researchers also looked at access to venture capital and transportation times for the average tech worker.

Savills said that all of the cities are "at the top of global shopping lists for tech companies looking for space in which to locate."

10 things in tech you need to know today (AAPL, GOOG, FB)

Good morning! Here is the tech news you need to know this Wednesday.

1. Apple is planning a major overhaul of the Mac Pro, its high-end desktop computer. However, it won't be released until 2018.

2. Apple is also planning to release a much more powerful iMac later this year. Apple normally keeps quiet about the products in its pipeline, but the company's "preannouncements" this week were an exception.

3. Universal Music Group has officially signed a new, multi-year global licensing deal with Spotify. The move is considered to be a vital step in the streaming company's journey towards attempting an IPO.


Twitter just lost its marquee video deal with the NFL to Amazon (TWTR, AMZN)

Twitter won't stream the NFL's Thursday Night Football games again this year.

Instead, Amazon has won the rights to stream 10 of the NFL's games, both companies announced on Tuesday. Amazon paid a whopping $50 million for the deal, according to The Wall Street Journal.

That number is a fivefold increase from the $10 million Twitter reportedly paid the NFL for the same rights in 2016. The deal was a landmark one for both sides at the time, and it signaled Twitter's growing ambitions to become a destination for premium live video.

Twitter had boasted of the NFL deal as a key plank in its plan to reignite its sluggish user growth and to transform itself as the place to go to follow live events. But some advertisers

The fad may be over, but Pokémon Go still has 65 million monthly active players

As a social phenomenon, Pokémon Go may have peaked just a few months after its July 2016 launch. 

But in a talk today at the London Games Festival, John Hanke, CEO of Pokémon Go developer Niantic, reveals that the game is still healthy and thriving with 65 million monthly active users. 

Just for context, that puts the game ahead of the 55 million monthly players most recently claimed by Minecraft, the phenomenon on which Microsoft bet $2.5 billion. This isn't quite an apples-to-apples comparison, since Pokémon Go is a free download, while Minecraft costs anywhere between $6.99 and $26.95 to get started. It does, however, show that Pokémon Go is doing just fine for itself.

In February,

Machine learning is now used in Wall Street dealmaking, and bankers should probably be worried

It has been said that Wall Street dealmaking is more art than science. That could be changing. 

JPMorgan, which is spending big on technology as it looks to cut costs and increase efficiency, last year launched a predictive recommendation engine to identify those clients which should issue or sell equity. And now, given the initial success of the engine, it's being rolled out to other areas.

Matt Zames, chief operating officer at JPMorgan, ran through the bank's tech strategy in a letter titled "Redefining the Financial Services Industry" in JPMorgan's 328-page letter to shareholders

Business Insider is hiring a sports reporter
Posted April 4, 2017 5:52 PM
Business Insider is hiring a sports reporter

Business Insider is looking for a reporter to join our sports team.

This job is for someone who cares about sports, loves telling smart, compelling stories, and has a knack for finding original angles on the biggest stories in sports.

The sports reporter will:

Write about a wide range of sports, including major sports and sports leagues such as MLB, NFL, NHL, NBA, and soccer. Cover major events like the Olympics and World Cup. Have an opportunity to cover other sports and leagues, such as NASCAR, F1, UFC and WWE, and more. Write several succinct posts a day while simultaneously working on longer features. Occasionally cover important sporting events on nights and weekends.

'We value our partners': Fox News responds to growing list of advertisers who have dropped 'The O'Reilly Factor'

Fox News on Tuesday afternoon responded to a growing list of companies that have pulled ads from "The O'Reilly Factor" following a New York Times report that found the network and host Bill O'Reilly had paid millions to settle sexual harassment allegations against him.

“We value our partners and are working with them to address their current concerns about the O’Reilly Factor," Paul Rittenberg, executive vice president of sales, said in a statement provided to Business Insider.

Rittenberg added: "At this time, the ad buys of those clients have been re-expressed into other FNC programs.”

A new satellite is recording unprecedented views of deadly storms and tornadoes from space

A new US weather satellite is recording violent storm systems at a level of detail scientists have never before seen from space.

On November 19, 2016, the US government launched the high-tech spacecraft, called GOES-16 — short for Geostationary Operational Environmental Satellite. GOES-16 is currently in a year-long "warm-up phase" to test out its suite of instruments, which will eventually help forecasters model the weather and save lives.

However, that hasn't stopped the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA), which runs the mission, from recording our dynamic planet in unprecedented detail.

This photo shows a 'potentially revolutionary' moment Elon Musk has waited 15 years to see

Orbital rockets are complex, multi-million-dollar machines that send our most precious satellites, supplies, and people into space.

Yet since the dawn of the Space Dawn, they've all turned into garbage the moment we ignite their engines.

That paradigm shifted in a major way on March 30, 2017: when SpaceX — the rocket company owned by tech mogul Elon Musk — achieved the first-ever full reuse of a used orbital-class booster, which is the most expensive part of these launch systems.

"This is going to be a huge revolution for spaceflight. It's been 15 years to get to this point," Musk said during a live broadcast of the launch. "I'm at a loss for words."

Buick's new Regal is primed to take on Audi and BMW (GM)

On Tuesday, General Motors unveiled its next generation mid-size Buick Regal.

And in a stunning departure from the status quo, Buick's sleek new model will come in two very distinct flavors — The Regal Sportback and the Regal TourX.

First, there's the Sportback. The sleek five-door hatch features a distinctive coupe-like fastback roofline in a package that's designed to couple looks, sports sedan performance, and crossover utility.

But, the biggest news comes in the form of the Regal TourX. It's the latest in a long line of great Buick wagons — this time with a much more rugged feel.