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Jack Dorsey wakes up at 5 in the morning every day to meditate (TWTR)

As the full-time CEO of both Twitter and Square, Jack Dorsey probably has a stressful schedule. 

So it's no wonder that Dorsey makes meditation a daily part of his routine — the 39-year-old Dorsey wakes up at 5 a.m. every single day to meditate for half an hour, he revealed in a Q&A on Product Hunt today

Per that Q&A, here's Dorsey's daily routine:

Wake up at 5 a.m. Meditate for 30 minutes. A seven minute workout, done three times. Make coffee. Check in with his companies. Bed by 11 p.m. 

"Blackout shades help," Dorsey says of his sleep schedule. 

Earlier this week,


How vulnerable IoT devices are changing the cybersecurity landscape

Everyday devices are increasingly being connected to the internet. And early research has shown that these devices — including connected cars, smart home devices, and wearables — often lack basic security protections to ward off hackers. This was demonstrated this past summer when security researchers took control of the steering and transmission of a Jeep Cherokee traveling 70 miles per hour on the highway. 

This type of hack helps draw media attention to the dangers involved with vulnerable IoT devices, but it doesn't illustrate all the ways that hackers can use these vulnerabilities in the real world. Hackers could potentially crash a compromised car, but they are more likely to exploit IoT devices to gain entry to corporate and government networks and databases.


How the smartphone's dominance will shape digital commerce

Millennials are fast becoming the most important demographic for publishers, brands, and marketers. For these digital natives, the smartphone is not only ubiquitous, but also their primary computing device. 

At Business Insider's Ignition 2015 event, BI Intelligence's Senior Analyst John Heggestuen delivered the following presentation explaining how the smartphone's dominance will shape digital commerce. 

Here are some of the key takeaways:

Millennials are quickly becoming the most important consumer demographic. The smartphone is not millennials' only connected device, but it dominates their life. The smartphone has a long way to go as a commerce device. Mobile in-store payments will explode.

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Americans are slowly abandoning broadband just like they did with landlines

If you're already doing everything online on your smartphone anyway, why pay for home broadband service?

That seems to be the conclusion of a growing number of Americans, particularly Millennials. According to the Pew Research Center, as charted here for us by Statista, the percentage of U.S. adults with home broadband has declined over the last two years, and is down six percentage points among adults 18 to 29. Meanwhile, the percentage of adults with a smartphone and no home broadband is rising, and jumped 7 percentage points among 18-to-29-year-olds since 2013. 

If you think this is just a temporary state of affairs, remember that 90% of Americans had landlines 10 years ago, according to


Elon Musk's rocket landing could make space travel costs cheaper than a penthouse in NYC

On Monday, Dec. 21 SpaceX achieved what could be the biggest cost reduction in spaceflight history.

SpaceX shot a rocket up into space and landed it back on the earth, completely intact. And while landing a rocket back on its base might not sound that impressive, the impact it could have on the future of space travel is enormous.

Ben Thompson explained this feat beautifully in his newsletter, Stratechery.

It costs


Hinge's new feature fixes the worst thing about dating apps

The most dreaded part about using dating apps is actually starting the conversation. A simple "Hello" is fine, but then what? It can be awkward talking to someone without really knowing what you have in common.

To fix that, Hinge is rolling out a new feature called Story Cards, which is meant to surface the similarities you have with another person so you can start talking more easily.

Here's how Story Cards works: you'll be shown questions about past experiences that you can swipe to answer "yes" or "no" to — things like "Have you ever visited Europe?" or "Have you ever been suspended?"

You don't see other users' responses to these questions right away, but once you're matched up with someone, you'll be shown the most unique things you have in common with them based on your shared answers.


Les Moonves on CBS staying number one, the NFL, and why he's glad he didn't do a deal with Hulu

CBS is the nation's most watched network, but the company isn't sitting still. It's aggressively pushed into streaming video on the web, with its CBS All Access subscription plan and CBSN online news channel.  

At Business Insider's IGNITION 2015 conference, CBS's President and CEO Leslie Moonves joined Jim Lazone, who heads CBS Interactive, to talk about the future of media. 

They talked with CNN's senior media correspondent, Brian Stelter.

Edited for length and clarity. 

Brian Stelter: Since we have two of the greatest minds in media up here, I wanted to start by asking both of you what you think is the biggest misconception about the business of television right now?

Leslie Mooves: I think that broadcast television is "dying," as opposed to being repurposed.


Here are 10 of the most popular 360-degree Facebook videos you may have missed this year (FB)

Facebook launched 360-degree videos in September.

The videos let the viewer interact with the screen to switch the angle of the camera as it plays. It makes for a really realistic experience that encourages you to revisit the video more than once.

On Tuesday, Facebook published a blog post listing the top 10 most-popular 360-degree videos so far. The company looked at a number of factors including views, likes, comments, and clicks to determine the list.


Google's diversity chief explains why the company decided to release its bleak diversity numbers last year

Google shook up Silicon Valley in May 2014 when it publicly released its diversity numbers, confirming what both insiders and outsiders had long assumed: The tech giant was overwhelmingly male across all its global offices, and its headquarters were 61% white, 30% Asian, and just 3% Hispanic and 2% black.

It took a publicity hit, but in the announcement, HR chief Laszlo Bock said, "Put simply, Google is not where we want to be when it comes to diversity."

Other industry power players, like Facebook and Microsoft, followed suit and released their numbers, revealing similarly bleak pictures.


One ad buyer says spend on Instagram has increased 'something like 11,000%' between Q3 and Q4

Chances are Facebook is going to talk a lot about its photo-sharing app Instagram in its fourth-quarter earnings call in January.

Ad spend on the app is going through the roof.

Speaking on Nomura's fourth quarter internet advertising trends conference call on Monday (for which Normura kindly provided Business Insider the transcript,) ad agency MEC Global's head of social media for North America Noah Mallin said client spend on Instagram between the third and fourth quarter have been "off the chart in terms of percentage rate."

"We're talking something like 11,000%," he said.

There's a simple reason why this is the case. Instagram opened up its API (application programming interface) on September 30, meaning marketers of all sizes could begin buying Instagram ads in a self-serve fashion.