The US has a major truck driver shortage — but the co-founder of a trucking startup that’s attracted $80 million in funding says there are 3 other issues that are making the shortage seem worse than it is

Courtesy of Transfix The truck driver shortage has dominated America’s headlines in the logistics space this year. However, Transfix CEO Drew McElroy said the driver shortage isn’t the only thing that’s dragging the industry down. With billions of miles being driven empty every year and technology like GPS not being widely implemented, McElroy said the […]

Google’s Project Stream: That’s really a full Assassin’s Creed in my browser

Enlarge (credit: Google) Test invites have begun trickling out for Project Stream, Google’s first official take on a dedicated, current-gen gaming platform. As has long been rumored, Google has opted for an online-streaming format (if its current, temporary name wasn’t hint enough), and this week’s test (which included invited members of the press) sees the […]

Bodycam shows Ohio cop telling 11yo shoplifter ‘that’s why black community has no grocery stores’

Police in Cincinnati, Ohio, have released bodycam footage that shows an officer arrest an 11-year-old shoplifter after tasering her, and telling the girl “this is why there aren’t any grocery stores in the black community.” The incident happened last month when officer Kevin Brown was working a security detail at a Kroger’s grocery store in […]

Want to know about new FTC head’s conflicts of interest? Too bad, that’s redacted

Corporate lawyer Andrew Smith’s appointment to head the FTC’s Bureau of Consumer protection raised some eyebrows earlier this summer. Now, a heavily redacted set of documents have done little to allay this concern. According to his financial disclosure form, Smith provided legal services to a host of companies, including Uber, Amazon, JP Morgan, and the […]

The cofounder of a shaving company that’s raised nearly half a billion dollars to take on Unilever and Procter & Gamble explains how he’s building a brand to last 100 years

Hollis Johnson/Business Insider Jeff Raider is the cofounder and co-CEO of razor company Harry’s. Raider is also a cofounder of eyeglasses company Warby Parker, and brought its vertically-integrated, direct-to-consumer model to shaving with Harry’s. In an episode of Business Insider’s podcast “This Is Success,” Raider explained how working himself to exhaustion across three jobs taught […]

With ‘BlacKkKlansman,’ Spike Lee Has Made a Black Movie for White Audiences – And That’s Okay

(Welcome to The Soapbox, the space where we get loud, feisty, political, and opinionated about anything and everything. In this edition: Spike Lee’s latest movie is his first to cater directly to white audiences and that’s something worth talking about.) At first glance, BlacKkKlansman checks all of director Spike Lee’s typical boxes — it’s black, unapologetic, […]

That’s trillion with a T—Apple hits market value of $1 trillion

The trillion-dollar ceiling has been broken. So who’s going to pay for it? (credit: Ars Technica) Apple, the company Steve Jobs and Steve Wozniak founded in 1976 in possibly not a garage, became the most valuable company in the world in 2012, passing Microsoft as iPhone sales pushed the company into the stratosphere. Today, Apple’s […]

Lenovo designed an Amazon Echo Show look-a-like that’s better and cheaper than the original — here’s what the $200 Smart Display is like to use

The Insider Picks team writes about stuff we think you’ll like. Business Insider has affiliate partnerships, so we get a share of the revenue from your purchase. Lenovo Lenovo and Google teamed up to create the Smart Display, a smart home hub with a screen that takes direct aim at the $ 230 Amazon Echo Show.  The Smart […]

'I can't watch it before I go to bed' Face of fraud advert that’s scaring us stiff

The online response suggests people are now scared stiff. Sky News presenter Gillian Joseph said: “She scares me every time she’s on.” Twitter user John Matthews added: “Tell me about it. I can’t watch it at night before I go bed.” Another user, Allison Morris, added: “She looks like she’s had three ex-husbands who all […]

Trump said Saudi Arabia will bring 2 million barrels per day to the market — here’s why that’s unlikely

Trump said Saudi Arabia will boost oil production by 2 million barrels per day. But analysts have predicted Saudi Arabia will add as much as 800,000 to 1 million barrels per day.  Saudi Arabia is unlikely to use up most of its spare capacity, and an output increase of that size would take a long […]