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A look inside $23 billion LinkedIn's New York office, where employees enjoy perks like free gourmet meals and a speakeasy hidden in the Empire State Building (LNKD)

A whopping 467 million people in over 200 countries use LinkedIn to make professional connections and scout out new opportunities. In many ways, the company — which Microsoft purchased for $26.2 billion over the summer — has become an integral part of everyone's careers.

But what is it like to actually work at the $23 billion, 9,200-person company?

We decided to to find out by visiting LinkedIn's Manhattan office, which is located in the iconic Empire State Building in the heart of New York City.


Scientists watched over 100 videos of court trials to figure out how people lie

If you're telling the truth, it's best to talk about yourself, make limited eye contact, and keep your hands relatively still.

According to a recent study from the University of Michigan, those behaviors are more particular to truthtellers than to liars.

The researchers, led by computer scientist Rada Mihalcea, looked at 118 video clips of public court trials assembled by the Innocence Project, a non-profit that tries to reverse guilty decisions. 

Mihalcea and her team cross-checked those videos with people giving their opinions on movies that didn't exist. Together, the evidence put together a pretty robust picture of lying. 

Some of the biggest tells included wild hand motions, heavy eye contact, saying "um" and referring to "he" or "she" instead of "I" or "we," head nodding, and scowling.


The Turkish Government reportedly blocked WhatsApp and other social media sites

The Turkish government has blocked access to WhatsApp, Facebook, Twitter, YouTube, Skype, and Instagram throughout Turkey, internet monitoring company TurkeyBlocks said

Speaking to Business Insider, founder of TurkeyBlocks — Alp Toker — confirmed that it is the first time personal messaging services WhatsApp and Skype have been blocked by the Turkish government. 

The company said the shutdown is related to the arrest of multiple leaders of the opposition party to president Erdogan's right-wing government — the Peoples' Democratic Party, HDP. TurkeyBlocks independently monitors wide-scale internet shutdown incidents in Turkey. 

The arrests of elected officials came after


We put Siri, Alexa, Google Assistant, and Cortana through a marathon of tests to see who’s winning the virtual assistant race — here’s what we found

If you’re a major tech company in 2016, chances are you have some sort of chatty virtual assistant.

As the Amazon Echo continues to be a runaway hit, all the big players are convinced that talking to an AI will soon become the dominant way we interact with our computers.

So they’ve started building. Apple has Siri, Amazon has Alexa, Microsoft has Cortana, and Google has the new and refreshed Google Assistant.

The tech has come a long way, but all of these companies openly admit that it’s very early days for this proposed future. As such, all of these assistants are far from polished.


Netflix is coming to your cable box in the next few days

Netflix is coming to your cable box.

Earlier this year, Comcast and Netflix announced a deal that would put Netflix on millions of X1 cable boxes in the US. Now the companies have confirmed that this will happen next week. 

"X1 customers with Netflix subscriptions will be able to easily browse and access over the internet the extensive online collection of Netflix TV shows and movies alongside the live, on demand, DVR and web programming included with their Xfinity TV subscription," the companies wrote in a statement.

Why is this a big deal? 

For Netflix, the move could help jumpstart domestic subscriber growth. Though Netflix added more domestic subscribers than Wall Street expected last quarter, its sluggish growth in the US has prompted some analysts to murmur about saturation.

But there are segments of the population that Netflix still hasn't quite conquered. There is room for growth.


GoPro is plunging after reporting big misses on earnings, sales, and guidance (GPRO)

GoPro shares fell 14% in early trading on Friday after the company reported quarterly earnings results that were worse than analysts had expected.

The shares fell 21% after regular trading hours Thursday, following a trading halt requested before the earnings announcement.

The maker of action cameras said its net income dropped 330% from last year and swayed to a loss of $84 million, or -$0.60 per share. Analysts had forecast a $0.36 loss according to Bloomberg.

GoPro's sales totaled $241 million, down 40% year-on-year, and short of the estimate for $313 million. 

These numbers reflect weak demand for GoPro's handy cameras. In September, the company entered a new product category altogether and launched its first drone called Karma


Netflix's new royal drama 'The Crown' is worth every penny of its $100 million price tag

The first time many of us heard about Netflix's "The Crown," which premiered on Friday, was when its $100 million price tag generated headlines for being the most expensive series to date. "The Get Down" later bested it by about $20 million. But unlike the surreal hip-hop musical, "The Crown" used its money to bring the lives of royals to a relatable level.

That seems absurd to say, of course, when I'm describing an expensive drama about the royal family. They're still in Buckingham Palace, surrounded by expensive art and china, but that doesn't become a focus of the show. It's just dressing. It's impeccable dressing, because it doesn't draw your eye away from the actors.


The 2017 Buick LaCrosse is the ultimate Buick (GM)

I've always had a soft spot for Buicks, based largely on driving a Regal two-door, brown, with a sweet velour interior and a strong V6 motor, back in the 1980s. 

Unfortunately, I was the odd man out for a few decades, as the Buicks brand languished in General Motors' hierarchy. Buick was a "near luxury" marque, one rung on the ladder below Cadillac. The 1990s and 2000s weren't kind to mid-luxe brands, as the German and Japanese luxury vehicles — Mercedes, BMW, Lexus — began to dominate and undermined the traditional move up that American consumers were accustomed to.

You didn't start with a Chevy and graduate at Pontiacs, Oldsmobiles, and Buicks before getting that Caddy. Instead, you bought a Toyota and jumped straight to Lexus.


Apple is taking 104% of the profits in the entire smartphone industry (AAPL)

Apple is now taking a massive 104% of all profits in the smartphone industry.

According to a new estimate from BMO Capital Markets, as reported by Investor's Business Daily, the Californian technology giant managed the seemingly impossible feat of generating more than 100% of the industry's profits in the third quarter of 2016 — 103.6%, to be precise.

How is that even possible? It's because other companies either failed to make a profit or actually lost money — among them, HTC and LG.

In a very distant second-place is Samsung, with just 0.9% of industry profits in Q3 2016. This is after its flagship Note 7 smartphone started exploding, sparking a global recall of millions of devices that cost the South Korean company billions,


NASA is trying to keep part of its giant golden telescope a secret

NASA on Wednesday announced a huge milestone in its $8.7 billion James Webb Space Telescope (JWST) mission: the completion of the observatory's gigantic golden mirror.

To commemorate the moment, the space agency's Goddard Space Flight Center (GSFC) released a dramatic video about the telescope on YouTube.

"The efforts of thousands of people across the United States, Canada, and Europe, for almost two decades achieved this milestone," the narrator said. "Getting to this point wasn't easy. [...] Before astrophysicists' dreams of building Webb could be realized, 10 technologies that did not exist needed to be created and perfected. They were."

The video shows off many of those revolutionary technologies, including lightweight support structures, sensors, and more.