Efficiency-obsessed tech firms are sticking newsletters on toilet stall walls to keep employees productive while they poop (FB, GOOG, YELP)

Silicon Valley firms are putting internal employee newsletters on the walls of bathrooms stalls to reach workers while they poop. Google pioneered the practice, and Facebook, Yelp, Jet.com, Group Nine and others have all also adopted the practice in recent years, Business Insider found. The organizer of one company’s toilet-wall newsletter boasted of the efficiency gains it gives the company. The practice is emblematic of the technology industry’s relentless drive for productivity and sometimes unconventional working methods. Click here for more BI Prime stories. Silicon Valley’s efficiency-obsessed tech giants are increasingly turning to the final frontier to reach their employees: the toilet. Companies like Facebook, Google, and Yelp are all… Read More

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The world’s first hybrid cruise ship is currently on its maiden voyage, an 18-day trip to Antarctica with 450 guests onboard. Here’s a look inside.

Hurtigruten, a Norwegian expedition cruise company, unveiled the world’s first hybrid cruise ship earlier this year. It is currently on its maiden voyage to Antarctica with 450 passengers aboard. The vessel, MS Roald Amundsen, runs on low sulfur diesel fuel that is supported by battery packs, cutting emissions by 20%. But it’s not all science and technology on board: The ship is also equipped with an infinity pool, luxury suites, three restaurants, and a glass-encased sauna. Visit Business Insider’s homepage for more stories. Luxury and sustainability are merging in the world of yachts. In September, the world’s first hydrogen-powered superyacht was unveiled at the Monaco Yacht Show. And right now,… Read More

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A pilot and Instagram influencer with nearly half a million followers reveals 7 secrets most people don’t know about the job

Maria Fagerström is a Swedish pilot and Instagram influencer living in Spain. She shares insights about her life as a pilot with her nearly 500,000 followers. She told Business Insider some things about being a pilot that passengers don’t usually know. Visit Business Insider’s homepage for more stories. Swedish pilot and Instagram influencer Maria Fagerström uses Instagram to share her work as a pilot, her travels, and her home with her boyfriend with her nearly 500,000 followers. In her bio, she promises, “I’m here to give YOU a bit of insight into the aviation world,” and she follows through. Fagerström responds to comments, and she sometimes makes posts about certain… Read More

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Amazon’s wildly popular video game streaming service, Twitch, is bleeding: These are all the stars who have left for competing services (MSFT, AMZN, GOOGL)

Amazon owns and operates Twitch, the biggest live video streaming service in the world. Starting in August, Twitch’s most popular streamers started making deals with Amazon’s competition — most notably, Microsoft-owned Mixer. Since Tyler “Ninja” Blevins left Twitch, a steady stream of other high-profile names have left the service for competitors. Visit Business Insider’s homepage for more stories. Amazon’s Twitch is the most popular live video streaming service by a large margin. Like Google-owned YouTube dominates internet video-on-demand, such is Twitch’s dominance of live-streamed internet video. As I write this on a Friday morning, hundreds of thousands of people are watching live videos streams on the service. But Twitch is… Read More

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APPLY NOW: Insider Inc. is hiring a Senior Javascript Engineer

Insider Inc. is looking for a talented, passionate and experienced Senior Javascript Engineer to round out our Story Engagement engineering team. As a Senior Javascript Engineer, you’ll work with a team of talented and enthusiastic web engineers to build seamless, beautiful and performant user experiences that will delight and inspire our readers! If you’re fluent in Javascript, Node JS and the web, and love building amazing user experiences in a welcoming and collaborative environment then this may be the opportunity you’ve been looking for. Here’s who YOU are: • You have been working with web technologies for 3-5 years • You have experience writing clean, maintainable, production-grade JavaScript • You’re… Read More

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