THE INSURANCE AND THE IoT REPORT: How insurers are using connected devices to cut costs and more accurately price policies

This is a preview of a research report from BI Intelligence, Business Insider’s premium research service. To learn more about BI Intelligence, click here. Insurance companies have long based their pricing models and strategies on assumptions about the demographics of their customers. Auto insurers, for example, have traditionally charged higher premiums for parents of teenage […]

The Disney-Fox deal could create a Hollywood giant (DIS, FOX)

Disney’s plans to acquire most of the assets of 21st Century Fox could reshape Hollywood. Assuming the $52.4 billion deal goes through, the Mouse House will get the rights to the “Avatar” movies, full control over movies based on Marvel’s X-men characters, and the rights to distribute the original “Star Wars” movie. As we can […]

Google is shutting down its ambitious project to reinvent smartphone cameras (GOOG, GOOGL)

Tango, one of Google’s earliest experiments in augmented reality, will shut down in March 2018. Tango let developers build cool, immersive camera-based apps for Android — but needed manufacturers to include pricey, specialized Tango cameras in their phones, which hamstrung the project. Tango is succeeded by ARcore, a Google technology that accomplishes much of the […]

Russia has begun testing its new Su-57 stealth fighter engine — but there’s a snag

Russia’s Su-57 stealth fighter made its maiden flight with its new Izdelie-30 engine last week. But the engine will not be ready until 2025, and the Su-57 will not be ready for serial production until 2027. The Su-57’s slow production appears to be caused at least in part to budgetary problems. Russia’s Su-57 stealth fighter […]