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Good morning! Here's what you need to know on Tuesday.

1. British MPs will vote on Wednesday on whether to launch air strikes against Islamic State in Syria. It comes after Labour leader Jeremy Corbyn granted his party a free vote on the issue after much speculation.

2. The FTSE 100 money manager Aberdeen Asset Management released its final results, and the big takeaway is that investors are terrified by the possibility of crashes in Asia and emerging markets.


How a tiny part of Intel's $160 billion company could help grow its most important business (INTC)

Most people know Intel for PC chips, but there's a tiny part of its overall business that could play an important role going forward: chips for the Internet of Things, or ordinary household devices that connect and share data with each other.

The so-called Internet of Things segment only accounts for about 5% of Intel's overall business today. 

But the broad range of devices that make up the Internet of Things market, from washing machines to automobiles and drones, generate tons of data. And all that data is stored and analyzed by the chips in data centers, a market that's dominated by Intel, which has a massive 95% share. 

As the IoT business grows, it will generate ever more data and further expand the overall data center market, which is where Intel is seeing the fastest growth and highest profitability now. 

A lucrative cycle

In fact,

Samsung replaces the head of its phone business

Samsung announced on Monday that it's replacing its president of mobile communications, in the latest sign of change at the electronic giant's ailing smartphone business.

According to Bloomberg, Samsung will replace former president of mobile communications Shin Jong Kyun with Koh Dongjin, who was part of the Galaxy S6 and Note 5 business. The move was announced as part of Samsung's annual year-end management reorganization.

Shin, who was largely responsible for the Galaxy's early success, will remain president and co-CEO of the broader Samsung Electronics division, it said.

The guy from Tesla that Google hired isn't working on self-driving cars (GOOG, GOOGL)

The Tesla autonomous driving technology expert who recently joined Google will not be working on Google's self-driving cars project, a person familiar with the matter tells Business Insider. 

Robert Rose, who served stints at both Tesla and SpaceX, recently joined Google's robotics division, sparking speculation that he was bringing his know-how to help accelerate the development of Google pod-shaped autonomous vehicles. 

Self-driving cars, are after all, a form of robotic technology. And Rose's background is ideal: He most recently led the "Autopilot" team at Tesla, where he helped launched the features that let the company's new cars change lanes and steer themselves. He only stayed at Tesla six months. 

But it appears that Rose, whose 

People's racist Facebook comments are ending up on billboards near their homes

Racist commenters beware: Your words might show up in your own backyard.

A new campaign in Brazil is plastering billboards with racist Facebook comments. The point is not to expose anyone, but to educate people that their words have a real impact.

The campaign, called "Virtual racism, real consequences," is using the location tag from Facebook posts to find where the offenders live. The group is then buying up billboard space in their neighborhoods, but blurring out the names and photos of the commenters. 

Behind the project is the Criola group, a nonprofit that works to defend the rights of black women in Brazil.

The campaign was prompted after

This website just helped me book a super-cheap tropical vacation in December

An amazing feature on a lesser-known travel website just saved my family's vacation plans. 

For the past several years, my sisters, mom, and I have travelled together after Christmas.

We'd discussed going to Mexico this time around after finding some cheap flights, but we all completely slacked off these past few months and didn't actually book anything.

So, when we got together for Thanksgiving, our hearts plummeted when discovered how high the cost of flying there had crept up. It had become too expensive to justify, as were flights to every other warm place that we could think to search on our staple travel site, Kayak. 

But just in time to fend off the doldrums, I remembered a suggestion that my coworker Harrison Jacobs had made

This $3 billion startup with no outside investors could turn out to be the most successful tech IPO of the year (TEAM)

The IPO market may be cooling down for a lot of tech companies, but that doesn't seem to be the case with Atlassian, the business software maker best known for its JIRA and HipChat products.

Atlassian set its IPO price range, between $16.50 to $18.50, giving it a $3.8 billion valuation at the high end, according to its latest paperwork filed with the SEC. That's slightly higher than its last private market valuation of $3.3 billion from last year.

That means Atlassian could turn out to be the most successful tech IPO of the year, drawing solid interest from the public investors and giving the company a market cap exceeding its private valuation.

A New York VC firm that invested in The Huffington Post and Venmo just closed its fourth fund

New York City venture capital firm Greycroft Partners has closed its fourth early-stage fund.

The New York and Los Angeles based firm's portfolio includes companies like The Huffington Post, Maker Studio, Trunk Club, Munchery, The Skimm, and Venmo, to name a few.

The man behind Greycroft, Alan Patricof, first got his start in venture capital in 1969, when he founded the firm Patricof and Co.

Over the next 40 years, he turned that into Apax, one of the largest private equity firms in the world— then, in 2006, he left and founded Greycroft.

Greycroft's newest venture fund, Greycroft IV, brings the firm's total capital under management to $800 million. The firm plans to start making investments using the new fund next year, in January 2016.

Pirates are starting to post a bunch of Netflix's ultra-high-definition videos online (NFLX)

A flood of leaked ultra-high-definition (4K) videos from Netflix and Amazon Prime has begun to make its way onto the internet, according to TorrentFreak.

Back in August, it seemed that pirates had finally cracked the 4K copy protection on Netflix when a copy of the the first episode of "Breaking Bad" emerged. But since then, no significant 4K releases had surfaced until a few days ago, when a slew of titles began to pop up, according to TorrentFreak.

Oil companies are connecting to the internet to become more operationally efficient

Oil production in the US has skyrocketed since 2010, primarily due t0 due to hydraulic fracturing (fracking) and utilizing horizontal wells. However, the global supply of oil has far surpassed demand. As a result, oil prices have dropped dramatically, and oil companies are facing steep revenue losses.

To combat this, oil companies are utilizing Internet of Things technology to reduce their production costs by becoming more operationally efficient.

In a new report from BI Intelligence, we examine how oil companies are connecting their oil wells, rigs, and exploration devices to the internet in order to gain insights about how their assets are performing. 

Here are some key takeaways from the report: 

Over the next three to five years, 62% of oil and gas executives worldwide say they will invest more than they currently do in digital, according to a r...