Huawei developed a ‘plan B’ operating system for smartphones in case it was banned by the US government from using Google products. Here’s what we know about it so far.

Huawei developed a ‘plan B’ operating system for smartphones in case it was banned...

Dr. Wang Chenglu, president of Huawei's Consumer Business Software Engineering, told Chinese media in September 2018 that while developing an operating system itself wasn't difficult, it's the ecosystem and app support that would be the biggest roadblock for a Huawei-made mobile operating system. Mobile platforms absolutely need a healthy ecosystem, especially when it comes to…
Americans are ditching fizzy, sugary sodas more than ever before. Pepsi’s marketing head is adopting a challenger mindset to survive.

Americans are ditching fizzy, sugary sodas more than ever before. Pepsi’s marketing head is...

As people seek out healthier drinks, sugary soda is battling an image problem. Pepsi is fighting back by diversifying its product portfolio, adopting a challenger mindset, and doing more consumer-led marketing, according to its vice president of marketing, Todd Kaplan. Pepsi's North American beverage unit grew sales 2% in the first quarter of 2019. Business…
These are the areas around the world where Google’s breakup with Huawei will likely be felt the most

These are the areas around the world where Google’s breakup with Huawei will likely...

Google has significantly scaled back its business with Huawei in a move that would prevent the Chinese tech behemoth from bringing Google's suite of popular services — including apps like the Play Store and Gmail — to its future smartphones. The decision also means that Google will no longer work with Huawei to provide Android…
I pay $550 a year for my AmEx Platinum, and my favorite perk makes the high fee worth it

I pay $550 a year for my AmEx Platinum, and my favorite perk makes...

Business Insider may receive a commission from The Points Guy Affiliate Network if you apply for a credit card, but our reporting and recommendations are always independent and objective. The Platinum Card from American Express is one of my favorite credit cards, even with its $550 annual fee. With an annual fee that high, though,…
VCs are just starting to invest in companies that move medical care into homes and out of hospitals. We talked to 3 top investors about what’s holding them back.

VCs are just starting to invest in companies that move medical care into homes...

When it comes to getting medical care, more and more can be done outside the four walls of the hospital. Chronic conditions can increasingly be managed at home, with the help of visits from medical professionals or occasional checkups in a doctor's office. Getting care without much travel is particularly beneficial for the sick and…
China tariffs could trigger one of the biggest waves of store closures the US has ever seen, sparking the second coming of the retail apocalypse

China tariffs could trigger one of the biggest waves of store closures the US...

The trade war with China is threatening to trigger one of the biggest waves of store closures that the US has ever seen, according to UBS research. Higher tariffs on Chinese goods could force 12,000 stores to close within a year and put $40 billion of sales at risk, the UBS analyst Jay Sole wrote…
MORGAN STANLEY: 3 trends will dictate the fate of global markets for the rest of the year. Here’s how to profit from each one.

MORGAN STANLEY: 3 trends will dictate the fate of global markets for the rest...

Morgan Stanley's cross-asset strategists are convinced it's time to be defensive, but not yet flat-out bearish, on the stock market. For investors who buy into their outlook, this posture is intended to profit from whatever gains remain in this bull market and still be adequately prepared for the next downturn. They are specifically cautious about…
Facebook finally revealed what its secretive robotics division is working on, and it could spark new competition with rivals like Google and Apple

Facebook finally revealed what its secretive robotics division is working on, and it could...

Facebook has publicly spoken about its interest in robotics in the past, but on Monday, the company finally shared details regarding the specific projects it's working on. The social media giant unveiled three robotics projects that it hopes will contribute to solving the ongoing challenge of building artificial intelligence systems that don't have to rely…
Trump dismisses report that ‘very good and highly professional’ Deutsche Bank ignored warnings that his accounts could be linked to financial crime

Trump dismisses report that ‘very good and highly professional’ Deutsche Bank ignored warnings that...

President Donald Trump in a series of early-morning tweets Monday lashed out at a New York Times report in which current and former employees said some workers were ignored when they raised concerns about accounts connected to the president. The report's sources said anti-money-laundering specialists at the bank recommended that numerous transactions in 2016 and…
Google dramatically severed ties with Huawei — here’s what that means for you

Google dramatically severed ties with Huawei — here’s what that means for you

Reuters reported Sunday that Google has severed ties with Huawei, essentially cutting it off from the Android operating system. Following an executive order from President Trump, which effectively banned Huawei telecoms equipment from being sold in the US, the company was placed on an "entity list" by the US Commerce Department, meaning US companies —…

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