Lyft just poached another Google engineering executive as it continues to siphon off talent from the search giant (GOOGL)

LinkedIn Lyft has hired former Google VP of engineering Eisar Lipkovitz to lead its engineering team.  His move is the latest in a string of hires by Lyft from the search-engine giant.  Alphabet, Google’s parent company, has invested in Lyft through its VC arm, CapitalG. Lyft has been quickly scaling up its engineering team as […]

Here's how Main Street retailers can use technology to save their businesses

Outside the U.S., top companies are selling their tech know-how in the form of digitalization-in-a-box. They’re selling off-the-shelf software and equipment that make it easy to upgrade mom and pop stores with tech tools like digital payment systems and inventory tracking. In the United States, mom and pops are — at least so far — still stuck […]

Netflix says it's more worried about competition from video games like 'Fortnite' than other streaming services (NFLX)

A scene from the Netflix film “Bird Box.”Netflix Netflix said it’s more worried about “Fortnite” and other types of entertainment than it is about competing streaming services like HBO, Hulu, and Amazon Prime Video. A letter to shareholders reported that the company had 139 million subscribers at the close of 2018, and that Netflix accounts […]

Here's why Google Fi is set to gain US subscriptions

This story was delivered to Business Insider Intelligence Apps and Platforms Briefing subscribers hours before appearing on Business Insider. To be the first to know, please click here. Google lifted the lid on two new updates to its mobile service, Google Fi, in a concerted effort to grow its subscriber base: It plans to enable […]

Banksy's latest creation, which depicts a kid licking ash out of the air, just sold for more than $129,000 — but that wasn't the highest offer

Banksy’s latest artwork on December 20, 2018 in Port Talbot, Wales.Matt Cardy/Getty Images Celebrated street artist Banksy’s latest work, called “Season’s Greetings,” was painted on the side of a garage in Port Talbot, Wales days before Christmas. The garage owner just sold the art for more than 100,000 pounds ($129,000). He didn’t sell to the […]