Business Insider

Launched in 2009, Business Insider is an American business, celebrity, and technology news website based in New York City.

Below are links to some of my favorite articles I wrote under its technology vertical for an internship this last summer. For a complete list, please follow this link.

This Snapchat multimillionaire packed up his family to travel the world — permanently

By Cadence Bambenek | July 20, 2016

You know the little black dots populating your Snapchat icon that allow other users to scan and discover you with just their smartphone camera?

One of the men who designed the technology behind that is now off on a never-ending vacation with his wife and their two children….click here to continue reading.

I found the cure for my travel bug in a very weird place: Tinder Social

By Cadence Bambenek | August 9, 2016

Everyone jokes about catching the travel bug after they travel to a truly spectacular place for the first time.

This last weekend I found that Tinder Social, the dating app’s feature released stateside in July, which allows members to form groups and find other groups to go out with, satisfied that travel bug in a way I wasn’t expecting…click here to continue reading.

The PR 50: The best public-relations people in the tech industry in 2016

By Cadence Bambenek and Julie Bort | August 12, 2016

Journalists and public relations professionals have a notorious love-hate relationship.

PR people have been known to “spin” reporters (giving information that may or may not be 100% truthful) or bombard journalists with irrelevant emails, press releases, and phone calls…click here to continue reading.

We talked to interns at Google, Microsoft, and Uber about what it’s like to work at the world’s biggest tech companies

By Cadence Bambenek | August 19, 2016

Each company has its own office culture, different traditions and perks for its interns.

We interviewed current interns at a handful of the biggest tech companies to give you a feel for what it’s like to intern with them today.

Since not all of the interns had permission from their companies to share their experiences, their names have been changed to protect their identities…click here to continue reading.

This is the key difference between Google Maps and Apple Maps

By Cadence Bambenek | June 14, 2016

A couple of months ago, Justin O’Beirne, the former head of cartography for Apple, was using Google Maps when he noticed something different: Google had dramatically reduced the number of readily visible cities on its maps, opting instead to prioritize highways and other means of transportation…click here to continue reading.

13 things that have happened since I stopped watching TV 2 years ago

By Cadence Bambenek | July 24, 2016

Freshman year of college, I quit TV. OK, to be fair, by that time it was streaming — but the point is: I stopped.

Up until then, TV had always been a big part of my life. Growing up, I would always come home from school, plop down on the futon, and flip through the television channels…click to continue reading.

How a Medium post and a single tweet helped one startup land a prominent investor

By Cadence Bambenek | August 16, 2016

Daniel Rodic is the co-founder of Exact Media, a Toronto-based startup that works with brands to target online shoppers through samples strategically placed in eCommerce parcels.

Right before the company’s busy holiday season last year, Rodic was looking for ways to improve his team’s efficiency when he came across a public Evernote detailing the complete routine of Zappos CEO Tony Hsieh, made public by the CEO himself…click here to continue reading.