How much money is ‘Fortnite’ making? Nearly $2.5 billion in 2018 alone, according to the latest report

Epic Games “Fortnite” continues to be the biggest game in the world, with tens of millions of monthly players across seven different platforms. Even though the game is free, it managed to pull in nearly $ 2.5 billion in 2018, according to Nielsen’s SuperData tracking arm. “Fortnite” offers a seasonal Battle Pass, which costs $ […]

VLC reaches three billion downloads, will soon add AirPlay

VLC, the video player that’ll crunch every format you’ve heard of, plus all the ones you haven’t, is about to hit a huge milestone. Variety spotted an installation at VideoLan’s CES booth that’s counting ever-closer to the three billion download mark. The VideoLan team expects the (really) Big Three-Oh to be hit at some point […]

I didn’t think the $1 billion hotel considered ‘the most luxurious in the world’ could possibly live up to the hype. I was very wrong.

Harrison Jacobs/Business Insider One of the most decorated luxury hotels in the world, the Burj Al Arab in Dubai, was recently named the “best hotel in the world” by the Ultratravel Awards. The Burj has frequently been called “the world’s first seven-star hotel” and “the most luxurious hotel in the world” by travel writers and […]

Imax passes $1 billion mark at the global box office for first time ever. Here are the highest-grossing titles that played on the format in 2018.

Disney 2018 marks the first time ever that Imax grossed $ 1 billion at the global box office. “Avengers: Infinity War” was the highest global Imax performer of the year. With 2018 coming to an end, the studios are counting their stacks of money and finding that the industry is poised to break box office […]

International money transfers hit $613 billion this year — here’s what young, tech savvy users value most about them

This is a preview of a research report from Business Insider Intelligence, Business Insider’s premium research service. To learn more about Business Insider Intelligence, click here. Current subscribers can read the report here. Business Insider IntelligenceRemittances, or cross-border peer-to-peer (P2P) money transfers, hit a record high of $ 613 billion globally in 2017, following a […]

The world’s most popular video game chat app is now worth more than $2 billion, as it gears up to take on the makers of ‘Fortnite’

Discord Discord is the world’s largest chat platform for gaming, with more than 200 million users. The company is now valued at more than $ 2 billion after raising $ 150 million in a new round of funding. It was last valued at $ 1.65 billion as recently as this summer.  Recently, Discord’s ambitions have […]

New York’s new $4 billion bridge is reportedly plagued by dozens of failing bolts and a simmering cover-up scandal

AP Photo/Seth Wenig A whistleblower says engineers have secretly replaced bolts on New York‘s new Mario Cuomo bridge to hide the faults from inspectors, NBC4NY reported Wednesday.  The state’s attorney general is investing the 60 failed bolts (out of more than a million on the entire bridge.) The Mario Cuomo Bridge, which cost $ 3.98 […]

Congress just quietly passed a law that could spark a boom for the $1 billion marijuana-linked CBD industry

Shutterstock The US Farm Bill passed on Wednesday legalizes hemp, a plant that’s roughly identical to marijuana and is a key source of highly touted wellness ingredient CBD. The bill defines hemp as an agricultural product for the first time and amends a major drug law that hadn’t been altered in 50 years. Experts said the […]

US companies forked over a record amount of tariffs in October ($6.2 billion!) because of Trump’s trade war

Jonathan Ernst/Reuters US companies are paying more than ever before in tariff duties: $ 6.2 billion in October. The October tariff collections represented a 104% jump from October 2017. The sudden spike came due to President Donald Trump’s tariffs on steel, aluminum, and Chinese goods. US companies paid $ 2.2 billion more to import goods […]