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The world's largest architecture firm is creating a $2 million tiny home village for California's homeless

Although the total number of homeless Americans has slowly decreased over the past decade, homelessness has risen in large cities across the country. Certain spots in these areas are often dubbed "tent cities," where it's common for the homeless to live in encampments under highways or parks.

In San Jose, California, officials are temporarily addressing the city's homeless epidemic with tiny homes. This week, they unveiled


The New York Times soars past 3 million subscribers

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UBS: Microsoft is ramping up what may be its biggest profit machine yet (MSFT)

Microsoft plans to expand its margins in its cloud-computing-services business. The Azure cloud-computing platform is said to drive much of Microsoft's revenue growth in the next five years, according to UBS analyst Jennifer Swanson Lowe. Microsoft is expected to rake in over $50 billion in sales over the next five years. Watch Microsoft's real-time stock price here.

 

Microsoft may be upping investment in its biggest profit machine, the Azure cloud-computing service, Jennifer Swanson Lowe, a UBS analyst, said.

She sees Microsoft's cloud-computing services adding $57 billion in revenue over the next five years, with $23 billion of that coming from Azure alone. 

Lowe has a price target of $105 for the stock, representing a 27.29% increase from its current level.


I spent 34 hours flying coach on Ethiopian Airlines, the best airline in Africa — here's what it was like

Before I booked my round-trip flight to Nairobi, Kenya in November, the longest flight I'd taken was a nonstop, 12-hour flight from New York City to Israel.

This was a different beast: a two-connection flight beginning Sunday night and ending in the wee hours of Tuesday morning — and then the same thing all over again a week later. The total flying time was about 17 hours each way, excluding layovers.

My saving grace: I was flying Ethiopian Airlines, which was rated the best airline in Africa by Skytrax passenger surveys. Seated in coach for the duration of my trip, I found out why Ethiopian had earned that honor.

Here's what my return journey was like.

I knew my journey with the airline was off to a great start when the Ethiopian website informed me I could opt for a "bland meal" — among 15 other options. A week later,...

A former SpaceX employee describes the job interview tactic that ensured the company only hired the best of the best

A former SpaceX employee told Business Insider that he was directed to cut interviewees off abruptly if he knew they wouldn't be a good fit at the company. Halfway through an interview they'd be escorted out. It led to some uncomfortable situations.

Interviewing at SpaceX is an incredibly rigorous. But a brutal interviewing tactic makes it even more tense, according to former SpaceX employee Josh Boehm.

"If you know in the middle of an interview that [an applicant answers a question] that totally changes your mind, you're not supposed to just be polite and finish it out. You have to end it right there and escort them out," Boehm, now cofounder and COO of 


The 20 most popular iPhone apps of 2017 (AAPL)
Posted December 8, 2017 0:25 AM
The 20 most popular iPhone apps of 2017 (AAPL)

Apple on Thursday released its year-end list of top US apps for iPhones and iPads.

The apps Apple chose are the most popular of the year, meaning they're the apps that consistently topped the free apps chart in the App Store. 

Facebook, Google, and Snapchat claim 11 of the top 20 spots, including Bitmoji, YouTube, and Instagram. 

Here are the 20 most popular apps of 2017:

20. Lyft 19. Google Chrome 18. Twitter

The worst new TV shows of 2017, ranked from bad to completely unwatchable

2017 was a great year for television, but for every standout show there were a few terrible ones.

Take Netflix for example.

2017 brought us some exciting Netflix originals, including comedies "American Vandal" and "Big Mouth." But Netflix also gave us some real belly flops like "Iron Fist," "Friends From College," and "Disjointed."

Network television also had a pretty bad year generally, delivering mostly unwatchable or mediocre shows, from "Marvel's Inhumans" to "9JKL."

As you round up all the TV you missed in 2017, make sure to avoid all of the worst new shows that came out this year.

Here are the worst new TV shows of 2017:

14. "Powerless" — NBC

These doomsday shelters for the 1% make up the largest private bunker community on earth

Whether it's nuclear warfare or a zombie apocalypse that triggers the end of the world, Vivos Group wants you to be prepared. The California-based company builds and maintains massive fortified shelters where high-net-worth families can buy space and live out Armageddon.

Its new development, Vivos xPoint, is billed as the largest private shelter community on earth. The bunker community houses up to 5,000 people and can withstand a 500,000-pound blast.

Take a look inside this modern-day Noah's Ark.

"This is the place you will want to be when the SHTF," or s--t hits the fan, according to a statement from Vivos Group.

Uber investor Shervin Pishevar has been accused of sexual misconduct by a sixth woman

Entrepreneur Laura Fitton, in an interview with Axios, accused Uber investor Shervin Pishevar of forcibly kissing her in 2011 and continuing to make sexual advances even after she pushed him away. Fitton's accusations are the latest against Pishevar, but she's his first accuser to allow herself to be named.  Following the initial allegations, Pishevar on Tuesday announced he was taking a leave of absence from his investment firm and his portfolio companies.

Another woman has accused venture capitalist Shervin Pishevar of sexual misconduct — this time by name.

In an


What you need to know in advertising today
Posted December 8, 2017 0:25 AM
What you need to know in advertising today

BuzzFeed is about to make just under a third of its British staff redundant as part of a cost-cutting programme.

The website's London workforce was briefed on the plans on Thursday evening.

In a tweet later confirmed by the company, media and politics reporter Mark Di Stefano said 45 of the bureau's 140 editorial and commercial staff will lose their jobs.

To read more about the layoffs, click here. 

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