Online dating could be worth $12 billion — and it’s all thanks to Tinder, analyst says (MTCH)

Business Insider/Bumble Match Group is rallying Friday after a Wall Street analyst launched coverage with a bullish price target of $ 66 — 28% above where shares settled Thursday. Nomura Instinet says the online-dating sector could be worth $ 12 billion by 2020.  Nomura says it’s worried about Facebook’s foray into dating either, and says […]

‘The Conners’ premiere fell well short of ‘Roseanne’ in ratings, but it’s still a hit for ABC

ABC ABC’s “Roseanne” spin-off, “The Conners,” debuted on Tuesday to 10.5 million viewers. That’s not as high as the “Roseanne” premiere earlier this year, but on par with industry predictions. “If we can capture even half of ‘Roseanne’s’ audience from last year, we’ll be the number one new show for the season,” ABC exec Andy […]

Australia says it’s open to moving its Israeli embassy to Jerusalem — and it could affect the country’s trade deals

Lior Mizrahi/Getty Images Indonesia may be considering killing off a trade deal with Australia after it raised the idea of moving its Israeli embassy to Jerusalem. Morrison told reporters he was “open-minded” on moving Australia’s embassy from Tel Aviv to Jerusalem, and recognizing Jerusalem as Israel’s capital. The statement provoked Indonesia, has the largest Muslim population in the world, […]

‘The Conners’ is ‘unavoidably awkward’ without its lead star Roseanne Barr and it’s unclear whether or not the show can succeed without her

ABC/Eric McCandless “Roseanne” spin-off “The Conners” premieres on ABC Tuesday at 8 p.m. without Roseanne Barr. The premiere significantly addresses Roseanne’s absence after her show revival was canceled at the end of May.  While the show makes a solid case for itself without Barr, the show is “unavoidably awkward” without its lead matriarch. “Going from […]

Google’s got a gorgeous new tablet that becomes a full laptop — it’s named ‘Pixel Slate’

Google Google unveiled the Pixel Slate on Tuesday morning: A tablet that also acts as a laptop, running Chrome OS. The tablet is intended to compete with Microsoft’s Surface Pro, and Apple’s iPad Pro. To that end, the Pixel Slate can be easily attached to the Pixel Slate Keyboard (sold separately) and used with a […]

It’s Always Leg Day in This Pedal-powered Audi A4 Avant

It’s an idea that seems stupid and brilliant all at once, and a Dutch firm wants it to find a home in Europe’s passenger cars. Europeans, often portrayed in films as sexy people with a penchant for rich foods and impeccably fashionable clothing, aren’t immune from the sedentary lifestyles and obesity afflicting their Western compatriots. […]

10 cities where it’s the cheapest to get a startup off the ground

Startups are prominent in cities like San Francisco, New York City, or Washington DC — but those are also among the most expensive places to start a new business.  Depending on your industry, it can be advantageous to start a business in one of the US cities with the lowest costs.  SmartAsset ranked the cities […]

It’s been 5 years since Elon Musk proposed a Hyperloop design

Enlarge / Hyperloop Transportation Technologies’ new passenger capsule. (credit: Hyperloop Transportation Technologies) In August 2013, SpaceX and Tesla CEO Elon Musk published a white paper detailing a “Hyperloop,” a super-fast passenger train that would overcome the usual friction by levitating above its track on air-bearings, in an enclosed low-pressure tube. In the five years since, […]

A new trailer for Netflix’s spin on ‘Sabrina the Teenage Witch’ is here — and it’s a dark take on the classic

Netflix Netflix unveiled a new trailer for “Chilling Adventures of Sabrina.”  From the “Riverdale” producers, the series follows Sabrina Spellman in a darker take on “Sabrina the Teenage Witch.” The new trailer shows the teen witch having to choose between her witch life and her human life.  “Chilling Adventures of Sabrina” hits Netflix Friday, October […]