Best Buy’s free membership grants you early access to Black Friday deals — save $100 on an Xbox One or $125 on an iPad Pro before the discounts go public

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. Black Friday 2018 is almost here, and Best Buy has shared an early peek at its deals lineup. If you’re a My Best Buy member you can get many of […]

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Ajit Pai wants to raise rural broadband speeds from 10Mbps to 25Mbps

Enlarge (credit: Steve Johnson / Flickr) The Federal Communications Commission is planning to raise the rural broadband standard from 10Mbps to 25Mbps in a move that would require faster Internet speeds in certain government-subsidized networks. The FCC’s Connect America Fund (CAF) distributes more than $1.5 billion a year to AT&T, CenturyLink, and other carriers to […]

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Why customers should be wary of MoviePass and Sinemia, from class-action lawsuits to ‘F’ ratings from the Better Business Bureau

Movie-ticket subscription services have been the hottest topic in the movie-theater business this year, as MoviePass has sparked a surge in customer interest. But both leaders in the space that aren’t tied to a specific chain, MoviePass and Sinemia, have “F” ratings from the Better Business Bureau. They have also both been hit with class-action lawsuits […]

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Facebook investors are starting to wonder if COO Sheryl Sandberg will leave the company (FB)

Facebook COO Sheryl Sandberg is facing unprecedented criticism following the company’s most recent scandals. Investors are now asking whether they should be worried if Sandberg, who is CEO Mark Zuckerberg’s top lieutenant, will be leaving the company, according to a note from clients from Evercore. Regardless of whether she ultimately goes, Facebook’s crises will make […]

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Tesla, Uber, Waymo, and Cruise are facing a major reality check as problems mount for their self-driving car tech (TSLA, GM, GOOGL)

Timelines presented by auto and tech companies have positioned 2018 and 2019 as milestones in the development of autonomous driving technology. But delays, reported development issues, and a fatal crash have raised questions about the near-term potential of self-driving vehicles. Experts told Business Insider that the media and autonomous driving industry have created unrealistic expectations […]

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Apple just released this year’s sentimental holiday ad (AAPL)

Apple releases a sappy advertisement around the holidays every year. Watch this year’s tearjerker below.  Apple has a holiday tradition — to release a sentimental ad that basically doesn’t focus on products at all. Instead, it pulls at your heartstrings. Then it plays the ad over and over during football, basketball, Charlie Brown specials, and […]

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Class-action lawsuits and ‘F’ ratings from the Better Business Bureau: Customers should be wary of MoviePass and Sinemia

Movie-ticket subscription services have been the hottest topic in the movie-theater business this year, as MoviePass has sparked a surge in customer interest. But both leaders in the space that aren’t tied to a specific chain, MoviePass and Sinemia, have “F” ratings from the Better Business Bureau. They have also both been hit with class-action lawsuits […]

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