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The White House pledges to go on the record more with reporters amid Trump's war on anonymous sources

White House press secretary Sarah Huckabee Sanders said the White House will go on the record more with reporters. President Donald Trump has often criticized reporters for using anonymous sources.

White House press secretary Sarah Huckabee Sanders on Monday pledged to make more statements on the record. 

During a town hall at George Washington University, Sanders said communications staffers held a meeting on Monday in which they committed to "push for things that come from the administration, and particularly from the press office, to be on the record."

"It's hard for us to argue that we want you guys to have on-record sources if we're not going on the record," Sanders said.

Though Sanders said the White House may still go off the record in certain instances, she said that "if it's particularly a policy initiative, that should be on the record for us."


One simple trick can increase your chances of scoring an iPhone X pre-order (AAPL)

iPhone X preorders start on Friday.  The iPhone X will likely be hard to find and in short supply. The best way to improve your chances of obtaining a pre-order is to prepare ahead of time and use the Apple Store app. 

 

Apple's most advanced iPhone goes up for pre-order on Friday.

Good luck if you want one. All signs point to the iPhone X being in short supply this year because of production issues.

The best chance to score one will be to pre-order as soon as Apple's online store opens on Friday at 12:01 a.m. PT. 

Make sure you've figured out exactly when that will be in your time zone — pre-orders start at 3:01 a.m. on the East Coast, for example. So set an alarm. 


9 things you peak at in life by the time you hit 30

Research has found plenty of things to savor about growing old, including an increased ability to build empathy and achieve financial security.

But the scientific research on when people "peak" in various aspects of their life — as determined by the median ages across certain trends — also suggest people max out certain abilities in their youth.

Here's a sample of the abilities and traits people peak at by the time they hit their 30th birthday.

Age 7 — Learning a new language

There's still some


What you need to know in advertising today
Posted October 24, 2017 0:20 AM
What you need to know in advertising today

Ever since Facebook acknowledged that Russian operatives meddled in last year's presidential election by targeting ads to narrow interest groups based on divisive issues like race and immigration, the social network has promised to build in safeguards to ensure that postings on sensitive issues receive human scrutiny. 

The safeguards are meant to help screen out ads making use of overtly hateful categories like "Jew Haters," which was tested by ProPublica as a real filter for a hypothetical advertiser that made it past computer screening.


More evidence suggests a screen-equipped Google Home is coming (GOOGL, GOOG)

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LinkedIn is considering a push into original content (LNKD)

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Nvidia's newest chip has a secret weapon in the AI race (NVDA)

Nvidia's Volta GPU was announced to much fanfare. The company has since started shipping its Volta chips to data centers. The Tensor Core units of the chips provide Nvidia with a distinct advantage over its competition.

 

When Nvidia announced its Volta graphics processing units, the stock jumped about 17.8% in a single day.

Now, as the first chips are being sold into the data center market, their competitive advantage is becoming clear.

"A key differentiator for Volta is its Tensor cores, which enable it to process matrix multiplication operations in a highly efficient manner - key for neural network training," Mark Lipacis, an analyst at Jefferies, said in a recent note to clients.

The Volta chips are being bought by data centers because the centers are the main training grounds for the growing artificial intelligence trend.


GM isn't going to break itself up — yet (GM)
Posted October 24, 2017 0:50 AM
GM isn't going to break itself up — yet (GM)

GM CEO Mary Barra was asked by Morgan Stanley's Adam Jonas if spinning off new businesses is under consideration. Barra deflected the question. GM thinks its current structure is best for scaling up self-driving cars.

General Motors reported third-quarter earnings on Tuesday, beating Wall Street expectations

On a conference call with analysts after earnings were announced, Morgan Stanley's Adam Jonas returned to a theme he has frequently explored as GM has developed new lines of business in self-driving vehicles and ride-hailing/sharing services.

Jonas thinks GM might be well-served by spinning off these operations to unlock value for shareholders; his inspiration is Fiat Chrysler Automobiles' exceptionally successful 2015 IPO of Ferrari, with


A new streaming service admits it's making commercials specifically designed to offend people — and it's leading to a huge pay-off

The upstart streaming TV service fuboTV has rolled out a series of ads designed to push people's buttons. The character Fubo Chavez has irked some, but also drawn some fans in social media, which the campaign's authors say was the plan. Since the start of the NFL season, the ads have helped fuboTV surpass the 100,000 subscriber mark.

Here was the key goal for fuboTV's ad campaign: piss off as many people as possible.

The upstart streaming service, which is primarily geared for sports fans, has an uphill climb against deep-pocketed competitors marketing cable alternatives to cord-cutters: YouTube TV, Hulu Live and Sony's PlayStation Vue.


Here's a first look at the Boeing 787 Dreamliner that will connect Europe and Australia

Qantas took delivery of its first Boeing 787-9 Dreamliner last week. It's one of eight planes Qantas will use on flights between Australia and destinations in the US and Europe. Next year, the Dreamliner will be used for non-stop flights between Perth, Western Australia, and London. Business Insider went along for a portion of the plane's delivery flight from the Boeing factory in Everett, Washington to Honolulu, Hawaii. 

Last week, Qantas took delivery of its first Boeing 787-9 Dreamliner. It's the first new aircraft type introduced to the Qantas fleet in a decade and is destined to connect Australia and the UK with non-stop flying.

For Qantas, the significance of the new plane cannot be understated.