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Business Insider is hiring a travel reporter for the INSIDER team

Business Insider is looking for a travel reporter for INSIDER, a new publication that delivers stories to readers across digital platforms.

The ideal candidate is a multimedia journalist who loves seeing the world, exploring new cultures, and living vicariously through others' adventures.  

The travel reporter writes stories, creates photo features, and writes video scripts for INSIDER's website and social media channels. Coverage areas include destinations, trends, travel news, and tips. You will also have the opportunity to write about your own experiences.  

 The ideal candidate is a fastidious reporter and writer with a passion for telling great stories, and thrives in a fast-paced work environment.

LinkedIn is crashing after weak earnings guidance (LNKD)

LinkedIn shares plunged by as much as 21% in after-hours trading on Thursday after the company reported a quarterly loss, with weaker-than-expected guidance.

The social network for professionals said that it expects first-quarter adjusted earnings per share (EPS) of $0.55, but analysts had estimated $0.75, according to Bloomberg.

It projected full-year revenues at $3.6 billion to $3.65 billion, versus $3.9 billion expected.

LinkedIn reported revenues of $861.9 million for the fourth quarter, and its earnings loss was $0.06 a share, or $8.4 million.

It recorded year-over-year growth in revenues in its major business segments, including a 22% rise in premium subscriptions.

The company said in its earnings

Tim Cook says Apple is considering bringing its software services to Android (AAPL)

Apple CEO Tim Cook recently spoke to Apple employees at a company-wide town hall meeting, Mark Gurman reports at 9to5Mac. 

Notably, Cook mentioned Apple Music on Android as a way for Apple to test its services on non Apple-made hardware. Apple has been positioning itself as a "services company,"and Cook said the company is considering growing its services division by making it available on other platforms, such as Android, the operating system made by arch-rival Google. 

Cook's reported comments suggest that Apple may be looking to port services like iCloud and Apple Pay to Android. 

The town hall meeting was held shortly after Apple posted what Wall Street considered to be

An Uber exec reveals the traits the company looks for in its top hires

Uber serves millions of happy customers in 375 cities around the world, but it's only been able to do this through aggressive moves against regulators and unions.

It's why "fierceness" is a core value of the ride-hailing service, which is valued at $64.6 billion.

One of cofounder and CEO Travis Kalanick's top dealmakers is SVP of Business Emil Michael, who has partnered Uber with companies like American Express and is focusing on Uber's difficult mass expansion in China.

At the Kleiner Perkins Caufield & Byers CEO Workshop last July, KPCB partner Mood Rowghani asked Michael what he looks for when building his team of Uber's top dealmakers, and he explained how he primarily looks for that "fierceness" that he and Kalanick share.

The case for why Yahoo should buy eBay (YHOO)
Posted February 4, 2016 9:6 PM
The case for why Yahoo should buy eBay (YHOO)

Investment-research firm Valuentum, run by former Morningstar director Brian Nelson, thinks the best way to save Yahoo isn't a spin-off, a reverse spin-off, or a core-business sell-off — but an eBay acquisition instead.

In an open letter sent to Yahoo CEO Marissa Mayer on Thursday, Nelson laid out a four-step plan that will let Yahoo monetize some of its Alibaba shares and use the proceeds to buy eBay, which he believes will help Yahoo double its intrinsic value by 2025.

The process includes:

Issue Class B shares of Yahoo for each share of Alibaba owned. Place 20% of the newly issued Class B shares at about $60 each, and hold the remaining 80% in Treasury, issuing them over time. That would give roughly $4.6 billion in proceeds, which would then be used to finance the purchase of a company that has undervalued assets generating a ton of cash — like eBay. Fuel the...

Business Insider is hiring a food reporter for the INSIDER team

Business Insider is looking for a food reporter for INSIDER, a new publication that delivers stories to readers across digital platforms.

The ideal candidate is a multimedia journalist who is obsessed with food in all forms.

He or she is a home chef who loves making new dishes — and posting pictures of them on Instagram. He or she is also a foodie who knows about the latest restaurant openings, hottest food trends, and hybrid snacks that are blowing up on the internet.

The food reporter writes stories, creates photo features, and writes video scripts for INSIDER's website and social media channels. He or she is a fastidious reporter and writer with a passion for telling great stories, and thrives in a fast-paced work environment.

Uber's biggest potential competitor is over 100 years old (gm)

On a fourth-quarter and full-year 2015 earnings conference call with analysts on Wednesday, before she uttered a single word about a car or a truck, General Motors CEO Mary Barra talked about leading "the transformation of personal mobility."

GM was founded in 1908, at a time when over 24 million horses and mules were still owned in the US. By 1960, that number had plunged to 3 million — thanks largely to the Detroit auto industry.

It goes without saying that with Uber and other highly disruptive mobility services on the rise, valued at billions, GM doesn't want to have done to it what it did to the horse.

But can a company this old, building millions of cars and trucks every year that are intended to be owned and driven by individuals, really make the shift?

If you've watched the rocket-like ascent of Uber, now valued at $68 billion, making it

Cyber attacks are costing companies millions of dollars — here's how they can mitigate these costs

Companies are more worried than ever about the looming threat of hackers penetrating their networks. In the last year, the number of records exposed in data breaches rose 97%, according to the Identity Theft Resource Center.

The frequency and sophistication of cyber attacks are at an all-time high, and the costs associated with data breaches continue to rise. While companies are investing more in cybersecurity to ward off attacks, they know they won’t be able to spend their way to absolute security. A cybersecurity team of more than 1,000 staffers with a budget of $250 million wasn’t enough to save JPMorgan Chase from getting hacked in 2014. As a result, companies are turning to cyber insurance to help mitigate the costs of a potential breach.

How this Uber driver made $90,000 in 6 months while barely driving at all

The first month that Uber driver Joseph Ziyaee made over $20,000 through the service, he gave only one ride.

No, Ziyaee didn't cart someone across the country. He makes nearly all of his money through the referral bonuses he gets when he signs up other drivers.

Total, he's made about $90,000 in the past six months while giving a tiny number of actual rides, according to pay stubs viewed by Business Insider.

Ziyaee says that it all started with a hair-line fracture on his foot that made driving uncomfortable.

"It turned out to be a blessing in disguise," he says.

Ziyaee says he remembered a story Business Insider published about the "King of Uber": a rider named Blake Jareds who earned $50,000 in credit through his referral code.


Stock of business intelligence software company Tableau Software tanked 50% Thursday after the company missed expectations for growth.

In the company's quarterly earnings it said that year-over-year licensing revenue slowed to 31% growth, from 64% year-over-year just 6 months ago, and set guidance for sales at $830-850 million, below analysts' estimates for $871.1 million.

In response the company's shares collapsed by around 50%, from $81.75 at the market close to around $40.80 in after hours trading.

Despite the negative news, the company actually beat quarterly expectations. Non-GAAP earnings per share (EPS) for the fourth quarter was $0.33, down from $0.42 in the fourth quarter of 2014 but higher than analysts' expectations for $0.16 per share.

However, GAAP earnings per share was -$0.57 per share and total GAAP loss was $41.3 million. Both GAAP figures were positive in Q4 2014.