Geno Smith appeared to join Kyrie Irving in embracing flat Earth conspiracies, and the internet went nuts

Thearon W. Henderson/Getty Images Geno Smith appeared to embrace flat Earth theories in a series of tweets on Saturday. Smith took time to retweet arguments from both sides of the debate, encouraging people to question the “truths” laid before them. In the end, Smith walked back his original comments slightly, claiming that the tweets were […]

Mikaela Shiffrin gave a great lesson on embracing failure at the Olympics after missing out on a medal in her best event

Morry Gash/AP Mikaela Shiffrin came into the Olympics with a shot to win five medals. The chances of a historic Olympics came to an end when Shiffrin finished fourth in her best event, the slalom, and withdrew from the Super-G. Shiffrin explained on social media that she wouldn’t change a thing, saying she is just […]

With the world embracing electric vehicles, the U.S. can’t afford to fall behind

GUEST: On Wednesday of this week, 50 companies led by clean transportation nonprofit CALSTART, including my company, Volta, signed a letter urging Congress to keep a tax credit that boosts U.S. job creation and EV leadership. Yesterday, several sources revealed that the final version of the GOP tax bill will preserve a $ 7,500 electric […]

THE GLOBAL FINTECH LANDSCAPE: How countries around the world are embracing digital disruption in financial services

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. Fintech hubs — cities where startups, talent, and funding congregate — are proliferating globally in tandem with ongoing disruption in financial services.  These hubs are all vying to become established fintech […]

Take It From RuPaul: Lessons on Embracing Your True Self

America’s foremost drag queen, RuPaul — his last name is Charles, in case you’re wondering — hit superstardom with the 1993 CD Supermodel of the World. He has spent nine seasons hosting the Emmy-winning reality competition RuPaul’s Drag Race, which has become an LGBT cultural touchstone. While appearing at OZY Fest in New York City’s […]

Retail banks embracing AI and bots to catch up with fintech upstarts

Consumers have been paying their bills online and managing their finances for a couple of decades now, but big banks still remain laggards when it comes to adopting AI solutions that can improve their service to customers, a group of panelists who spoke about fintech at MB 17 said. “Banks have a giant base of […]

Maple Leafs' Nazem Kadri embracing agitator role after controversial hit

Nazem Kadri has a job to do. Probably not the job he envisioned when the Toronto Maple Leafs made him the seventh overall pick in the 2007 entry draft, back when he thought he would be a top-line centre, but a job he has embraced nonetheless. So when Kadri nailed Washington Capitals superstar Alex Ovechkin with a […]