economy

THE BLOCKCHAIN IN THE IoT REPORT: How distributed ledgers enhance the IoT through better visibility and create trust

BI Intelligence This is a preview of a research report from BI Intelligence, Business Insider’s premium research service. To learn more about BI Intelligence, click here. Blockchain isn’t just for bankers anymore. Most of the buzz around the distributed ledger has focused on its uses in finance, where it originated. But …

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Vladimir Putin’s hard-core daily routine includes hours of swimming, late nights, and no alcohol

Dmitry Astakhov/RIA Novosti Russian Government/AP • Vladimir Putin — who is expected to win his fourth presidential term in Russia’s upcoming spring election — sticks to a standard daily schedule. • As president of Russia, Putin has overseen the country’s slide back into authoritarianism, according to the Economist’s Democracy Index. …

economy

Watch the first footage of the ‘Harry and Meghan’ movie and see the royal lookalikes

Jeff J Mitchell/Getty Images The Lifetime original movie about Prince Harry and Meghan Markle debuts on May 13. The first teaser trailer for the film has arrived.  Starring Parisa Fitz-Henley and Murray Fraser, the romantic tale seems dreamy. Though we aren’t sold on the stars being perfect lookalikes for the real royals. …

economy

POINT-OF-SALE TERMINALS: How evolving merchant demands are pushing POS terminal providers to up their game in an increasingly competitive environment

BI Intelligence This is a preview of a research report from BI Intelligence, Business Insider’s premium research service. To learn more about BI Intelligence, click here. The downfall of US brick-and-mortar commerce is overblown — despite sharp gains in e-commerce, which will nearly double between now and 2021, the lion’s share of …

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The $738 million ‘subscription economy’ company Zuora files to go public

Zuora The $738 million subscription startup Zuora filed to go public on Friday. Zuora, which sells software that helps other companies run their subscription businesses, saw $168 million in revenue in 2018, but had a net loss of $47 million. Though not very well known, Zuora runs the subscription services …