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She’s Building a Robot Companion for Seniors

For decades, we've dreamed of robots that can be our companions. Now, Danielle Ishak is trying to build one. Named ElliQ, this robot is aimed at the elderly who live alone, and it's in...

How China Went From Copying Tech to Defining It

China's technology industry is developing into a serious rival to Silicon Valley, but there are political hurdles ahead. Bloomberg QuickTake explains how China's tech companies went from copycats to cutting edge, and why the...
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How Japan’s Bullet Trains Changed Travel

Today high-speed trains are comparable to air travel in price and door-to-door speed for shorter journeys. But decades ago locomotives faced fierce competition from air planes and private cars. Then came Japan’s bullet trains. Then...
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Inside Long Island’s Swankiest Shopping Center

In this episode of Invitation Only, Kim Bhasin takes us to Americana Manhasset, a luxury mall on the North Shore of Long Island with a particularly swaggy personal shopping concierge and that old-money clientele.
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The Evolution of the Tennis Racket

This is the story of how a tennis legend's radical invention changed rackets forever.
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How Toyota Changed The Way We Make Things

The Japanese Car Company is a corporate behemoth - but it's done much more than just give us Corollas or Land Cruisers. It's changed the way the world makes products. Here's how. Video by Tom...
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Why China Can’t Hide Its Health Scandals

Chinese consumers are outraged and panicked by revelations that two drugmakers sold ineffective vaccines. Similar healthcare scandals used to be swept under the carpet in China, but not this time. Bloomberg QuickTake explains why...
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Inside the Weirdest Luxury Shop in NYC

Episode Two of Invitation Only takes the viewer inside a curiosity shop in NYC's Upper East Side. The store sells bizarre, expensive stuff for home decoration: taxidermied peacocks, ancient Chinese headdresses, handmade bowls with...
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How War Made Thailand a Tourist Destination

Thailand has long been a world-famous tourist destination. But the tourism industry barely existed in the country before 1960. Its origins were in fact born out of a dark passage of American history. Video by...
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The Hidden Dangers of Home DNA Tests

Consumer DNA tests have taken off in popularity, promising to give you clues to your heritage and health. But after the test is done, who owns your personal genetic data? Bloomberg QuickTake explains why...
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A Visitor’s Guide to San Francisco

San Francisco is booming but its rapid income growth has come at a cost. The city which hosted the free love and hippie movements is now a playground for the Silicon Valley tech crowd....
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How David Beckham Became a Brand

David Beckham was once one of the highest paid soccer players in the world, but his success has extended well beyond the pitch. This is the story of how he made himself into one...
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What to Do in Picturesque Cambridge

Cambridge may be home to one of the world’s most revered universities but there's much more to this historic English town. With the picturesque River Cam running through its centre, Cambridge is as beautiful...
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The Rocket Man Giving SpaceX a Run for Its Money

Peter Beck is the real life rocket man. He loves rockets so much that he started Rocket Lab, a space startup specializing in lightweight, cost-effective commercial launch services. His goal is to make launching...
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This Man Rewrites the Genetic Code of Animals

Aided by recent discoveries, scientists are now manipulating the DNA of all kinds of organisms. Dan Carlson helped develop dairy cattle that never grow horns. His hope: eliminating a painful procedure millions of calves...
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Why Some Germs Are Good For You

By quantity, only about half of the cells in our bodies are human. The rest are microorganisms living on or in you, and science is only now catching up to the many ways they...
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The $800M Robo Taxi That Could Beat Uber

Zoox is on the verge of transforming the entire transportation industry by creating self-driving robots that will become the ride-shares of the future. Read more about Zoox: https://www.bloomberg.com/news/features/2018-07-17/robot-taxi-startup-zoox-has-800-million-and-a-wild-pitch
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Rwanda’s Capital is Attracting Tourists

Rwanda’s capital is rapidly building a reputation as a tourist hot spot. With low crime, spotlessly clean streets and a friendly attitude, Kigali is pulling in travelers who used to only pass through on...
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Elon Musk Hates This Idea. Ali Hajimiri Is Betting on It.

Caltech professor and inventor Ali Hajimiri has a reputation for defying conventional wisdom and turning science fiction into reality. His latest and boldest project to date is wireless power transfer, and it could change...
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The Rise of China’s Tencent Billionaire

Pony Ma is one of the richest people on the planet. He created Tencent, China's tech colossus and one of the ten largest companies in the world. But few signs in his early years...
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This Smart Gun Could Save Lives

Guns kill more than 30,000 Americans every year, far more than in any other developed country. While lawmakers and activists battle it out over legislative solutions, some are trying a different approach: integrating smart...
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How a Whistle-Blower Changed the World Cup

FIFA, soccer's ruling body, is trying to shake off an image of corruption, but the investigations continue thanks in large measure to a now-deceased American whistle-blower. Bloomberg QuickTake explains how it happened. Video by...
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This Natural Gas Plant Has Achieved Zero Emissions

Just outside Houston, a company called NET Power has just brought a revolutionary new power plant online. The company says it can burn natural gas while capturing 100% of carbon emissions, with no increase...
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The Millennial Prince Running Saudi Arabia

Known as Mr. Everything for his deep influence in all aspects of Saudi Arabia, Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman is radically changing his country before he even takes his seat on the throne. Bloomberg’s...
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The Millennial Crown Prince Running Saudi Arabia

Known as Mr. Everything for his deep influence in all aspects of Saudi Arabia, Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman is radically changing his country before he even takes his seat on the throne. Bloomberg’s...
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The Planetary Threat In Your Window

The starry night sky seems remarkably distant from the topic of air conditioning, but it’s revolutionizing the field in quite an unexpected way. In this episode of "The Spark," watch how scientists from across...
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Meet the Godfather of AI

For nearly 40 years, Geoff Hinton has been trying to get computers to learn like people do, a quest almost everyone thought was crazy or at least hopeless - right up until the moment...
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How Norway Reinvented Prison

Prisons in Norway look very different than prisons in the rest of the world. In Norway the incarcerated have access to the outdoors and they can garden, learn to cook and take vocational classes....
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The Glamorous Life of a Pro Gamer

At age 20, professional gamer Michael Schmale had it all: a steady salary, a team mansion overlooking Hollywood and a chef, personal trainer, coach and team manager who were all there to help him...
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This Brain Implant Can Partially Reverse Paralysis

It sounds like science fiction: a device that can reconnect a paralyzed person’s brain to his or her body. But that’s exactly what the experimental NeuroLife system does. Developed by Battelle and Ohio State...
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The AI Robots That Want Your Job

Conventional wisdom today says that robots will put millions of factory workers out of jobs. In this Hello World segment, journalist Ashlee Vance visits the Toronto headquarters of startup Kindred AI to learn about...
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Erdogan Tightens His Grip on Turkey

The most pivotal elections in modern Turkish history are taking place June 24th. If Recep Tayyip Erdogan wins, the once ceremonial position of president will become the formal nexus of political power. The vote...
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How America Got Such Pretty Teeth

Cosmetic dentistry has taken over the world. Having perfect teeth shouts success, but where did all begin? Well, Hollywood of course. But one dentist was more influential than any other in creating the movie...
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Do North Koreans Actually Make Money?

Less than 30 years ago, North Koreans were more than twice as wealthy as their comrades in China. Now, they're significantly poorer. Here's how it happened. ---------- Connect with us on... Twitter: https://twitter.com/business Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/bloombergbusiness Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/bloombergbusiness/
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Meet Blueberry, the Robot Designed to Make You Laugh

The University of Alberta has a lot going for it. It’s pretty. And it’s home to many an eccentric and clever inventor, like Kory Mathewson. Kory is an A.I researcher who comes with a...
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How New York Got Its Skyline

Many of the classic skyscrapers that define New York City’s skyline have their design roots in a monumental 1916 zoning law, which established “setback” requirements for buildings above a certain height. In the heart...
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This AI Can Clone Any Voice, Including Yours

Journalist Ashlee Vance travels to Montreal, Canada to meet the founders of Lyrebird, a startup that is using AI to clone human voices with frightening precision. ---------- Hello World is a Webby and Emmy-nominated video...
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The Rise of AI

There's an AI revolution sweeping across the world. Yet few people know the real story about where this technology came from and why it suddenly took off. In this ground-breaking episode of "Hello World,"...
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Australia Tried Gun Control and Here’s What Happened

Australia used to have a serious problem with gun violence. From 1979 to 1996 there were 13 mass shootings, resulting in over 100 deaths and more than 50 injuries. But in April 1996 that...
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Rudy Giuliani is Back in the Spotlight

More than three decades after taking down the New York mafia, Rudy Giuliani is now back in the spotlight as President Trump's personal attorney. He's using the same shark-like skills he used to take...
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Hello World is Back! New Videos Start June 4th

New episodes weekly starting Monday, June 4th on Bloomberg's YouTube channel. Subscribe: http://www.youtube.com/Bloomberg?sub_confirmation=1 There's an AI revolution sweeping across the world. Yet few people know the real story about where this technology came from and...
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How Portugal Is Kicking its Heroin Habit

Back in the 1990s, Portugal faced a heroin crisis. Most people knew someone affected by the lethal drug. Just two decades later, the country has one of the lowest drug-related death rates in the...
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Hong Kong’s Hottest Neighborhood: Tsim Sha Tsui

Bloomberg explores how the rising cost of Hong Kong Island is pushing travellers across Victoria Harbour to stay and explore Tsim Sha Tsui. Video by Angus Bennett & Robin Fall
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How Masayoshi Son is Shaking Up Silicon Valley

Love him or hate him, Softbank's Masayoshi Son is shaking up Silicon Valley and global investing. He once lost more money than anyone has ever lost in history, but has since recovered to...
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The Day Sweden Switched Lanes Forever

Between 1950 and 1970 the number of deaths on Sweden's roads more than doubled. Today though, it has one of the world’s lowest rates of traffic fatalities. This is the story of how...
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Singapore Isn’t So Boring Anymore

It was once known as a place where people went to work, rather than play - but a lot has changed. Singapore now boasts six of the world's best bars, 47 Michelin stars,...
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The Robots Roaming the High Seas

Intelligent, indestructible and with no humans on board, these sailboats are plotting their own course through the waters of San Francisco Bay. If Richard Jenkins gets his way, soon there’ll be hundreds of...
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The Story Behind the Iconic Air Freshener

Behind the Design is a series of sleek and concise videos about the design of everyday objects we take for granted. This episode tells the story behind the iconic Little Tree air fresheners...
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Midtown Manhattan Is More Than Tourist Traps

If when you think of Midtown Manhattan you think of traffic congestion and tourist traps, then it might be time for a re-visit. This part of New York has seen a boom in...
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Are Privacy Notices Filling Your Inbox? Here’s Why.

The European Union's General Data Protection Regulation goes into effect May 25-- so what is it, and does it have a chance of inspiring similar data privacy legislature in the United States? Bloomberg...
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Watch LIVE: Chelsea Clinton, Ashley Judd and more speak at the Bloomberg Business of...

The Bloomberg Business of Equality summit brings together business, academic and political leaders as well as nonprofits and activists to discuss the future of equality, how we get there and what is at...
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Monopoly Isn’t the Game You Think It Is

Behind the Design is a series of sleek and concise videos about the design of everyday objects we take for granted. This episode uncovers the anti-capitalist roots of the Monopoly board. Video by...
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The Global Ambitions of India’s Hug-Loving Leader

Since elected as the country's prime minister four years ago, Narendra Modi has been trying to rebrand India as a modern economy. But the reality doesn't always match his rhetoric. Video by Vicky Feng,...
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Welcome to The City of London

Welcome to The City of London, once the preserve of stuffy bankers - The City is re-inventing itself as the place to be. New restaurants, bars and hotels have moved into this ancient...
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How Starbucks Found Its Mythical Mermaid

Behind the Design is a series of sleek and concise videos about the design of everyday objects we take for granted. This episode tells the story about how a much-loved novel provided inspiration...
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No One Is Sure How Good, or Bad, AI Will Get

Even as the use of artificial intelligence has grown over the past decade, outsized predictions about it destroying humanity or creating utopia haven't come to pass, at least not yet. Bloomberg QuickTake explains...
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The Nike Shoe Inspired by a Building in Paris

Behind the Design is a series of sleek and concise videos about the design of everyday objects we take for granted. This episode tells the story of how radical architecture gave a designer...
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The Hidden Life of Trump Megadonor Robert Mercer

Robert Mercer is the fabulously wealthy computer scientist who helped bankroll the Trump presidency. Bloomberg Businessweek's Zachary Mider discovered that Mercer also wears a badge. This is a profile of Mercer and the...
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The Soy Sauce Bottle Designed to Bring You Happiness

Behind the Design is a series of sleek and concise videos about the design of everyday objects we take for granted. This episode tells the story about how a former Buddhist monk designed...
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What 5G Means for Your Phone

Tomorrow's wireless networks will be incredibly fast and capable of accommodating many more connected devices. Bloomberg QuickTake explains what 5G is and how it will change your life. Video by Henry Baker and...
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Facebook’s CEO Mark Zuckerberg Testimony | Day 2

Mark Zuckerberg kicks off two days of congressional testimony on Tuesday over the leak of data and Cambridge Analytica.
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Facebook’s CEO Mark Zuckerberg Testimony | Day 1

Mark Zuckerberg kicks off two days of congressional testimony on Tuesday over the leak of data and Cambridge Analytica.
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How Coca-Cola Got Its Curves

Behind the Design is a series of sleek and concise videos about the design of everyday objects we take for granted. This episode reveals how the most recognizable bottle in the world got...
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How the WWE Plans to Take Over the World

Ridiculous costumes, outrageous personas, and over-the-top storylines. That WWE from the 1990s is long gone. Today, World Wrestling Entertainment is a technologically savvy company, with ambitions far greater than their biggest wrestlers. Video...
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Apple, Google and Amazon Seem Unstoppable. Now What?

Apple, Google parent Alphabet, Amazon, Microsoft and Facebook are the five most valuable companies in the U.S. They've been called the Big Five or the Frightful Five and surely a few other names....
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How Suu Kyi Went From Political Prisoner to Leader

Bloomberg Profiles take a look at the life of Myanmar's Aung San Suu Kyi, the events that surrounded her rise to power and the eventual calls for her to be stripped of her...
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How a U.S. President Orders a Nuclear Strike

What would happen if the president of the United States wanted to launch a nuclear weapon? Here are the steps the commander-in-chief would need to take. ---------- Like this video? Subscribe to Bloomberg on YouTube:...
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Watch a Cryptocurrency ICO Launch From a New York Loft

Airswap, a peer-to-peer cryptocurrency exchange, has been building a global community around the idea of eliminating the middlemen in banking. Bloomberg was given exclusive access to Airswap's initial coin offering, or ICO, at...
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How Jack Ma Went From KFC Reject to Asia’s Richest Man

Jack Ma wasn't born rich but now he is the richest man in Asia. This Bloomberg profile tells the story of how Ma started as a poor kid in China's countryside, learned English,...
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This Is How a Wooden Surfboard Is Made

In this episode of Bloomberg Pursuits' MADE series we visit a shop in York, Maine. Grain Surfboards are built through an additive process that has much in common with traditional wooden ship-building. Planks...
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How Bespoke Italian Leather Shoes Are Made

In a small workshop in Florence, Saskia Wittmer crafts leather shoes that are as unique as each customer. MADE is a series of simple, lovely short films that demonstrate how everyday luxury objects...
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A Tale of Two Puerto Ricos

The future of Puerto Rico depends on more than simply mending what Maria destroyed. Bloomberg followed an ad hoc crew of volunteers into the hardest hit areas to help those still in need...
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Thor Wants to Throw Down an Electric Hammer on Tesla

Start-up Thor wants to beat Tesla to the market with electric semi-trucks. Thor's custom models are due in 2019 and meant for short hauls. Video by David Nicholson, Curtis Grout ---------- Like this video? Subscribe...
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How an $8,000 Bespoke Bicycle is Made

In a small workshop on the south coast of England, Sven Cycles makes dream bicycles that last a lifetime. MADE is a series of simple, lovely short films that demonstrate how everyday luxury...
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Real-Life Mario Kart in Tokyo in 360

MariCar offers video gamers and Nintendo fans alike the opportunity of a lifetime: taking a spin on the streets of Tokyo in costumes and go-karts inspired by Nintendo's legendary Mario Kart franchise. ---------- Like this...
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The Cosmic Art of Making Neon

In this episode of the Bloomberg Pursuits' video series MADE we look inside Lite Brite Neon, the go-to workshop for international artists and your favorite restaurant du jour. Video by Brian Schildhorn, Erik...
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At 88rising, East Meets West, One Viral Hit at a Time

Combining elements of Asian and Western culture. 88rising is a young entertainment company hoping to build a lasting, global brand that will outlive singular moments of virality. With influential artists like Rich Chigga...
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Tesla Unveil New Semi Tracker Trailer

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=fL3SOKKkybk Elon Musk presents Tesla Roadster 2020 within November 16th Launch Event. Tesla Semi has amazing battery performance and stunning design. This vehicle is going to destroy the global market. Tesla’s CEO Elon Musk presents...
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A Peek Inside Christie’s Underground Art Vault

Bloomberg Pursuits' James Tarmy went inside the secure underground vault at Christie's, to check out some very expensive paintings before they are showcased and auctioned. At the November 15th auction, a late period...
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How Brexit Could Make Food Prices Skyrocket

British farmers are being hit by a shortage of migrant workers and are warning a dysfunctional Brexit will have a devastating impact on their industry. They are calling on the government to provide...
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Pooping for Science

The bacteria that lives in the intestinal tract can affect digestion, weight gain, mood and how the body absorbs medicine. UBiome, a Silicon Valley startup, has built a company around sequencing gut bacteria...
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Bitcoin: What’s Coming in the Year Ahead

Bitcoin’s meteoric rise is attracting a ton of attention. Is it ready for the mainstream? Coming soon to Bloomberg: a digital hub for cryptocurrency and blockchain news, analysis and insight. Follow @business on Twitter...
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Julian Assange: Nihilist or Hero?

Julian Assange rose from being a post-college hacker to launching WikiLeaks, and in so doing became one of the most notorious and influential people in the world. Bloomberg Profiles takes a closer look...
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Tour a $16 Million Irish Castle in 360

Knockdrin Castle is a 19,000+ square foot mansion set on over 1,000 acres in Ireland. It's on the market with Ireland Sotheby's International Realty for the first time in more than 50 years.
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How to Get to Space on the Cheap

Relativity Space and its two founders - Tim and Jordan - have a plan to make rockets faster and cheaper than anyone else. To do this, they're looking to build every part of...
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A Robot That Helps Sick Kids Go To School

A rare genetic disorder often prevents 17-year-old Jade Gadd from leaving her house. Denied the normal life most teenagers enjoy, she is unable to go to school regularly and left feeling isolated. Recently,...
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Can Elizabeth Warren Deliver for Progressive America?

With midterm elections around the corner and rumors of a 2020 presidential bid, a number of big decisions face Massachusetts Senator Elizabeth Warren. This Bloomberg video profile delves into what America can expect...
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What Tulips and the Great Recession Have in Common

Most people would agree that the bond market is expensive. But is it in a bubble? Alan Greenspan thinks so. So will this bubble be popping anytime soon? Bloomberg's Jonathan Ferro explains. Producer: Mike...
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How Xi Jinping Went From Feeding Pigs to Ruling China

How did Xi Jinping go from being a provincial politician to China's paramount leader in such a short period of time? In this Bloomberg Profile, we look at the life of China's 7th...
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Why Falsehoods About Vaccines Are Dangerous

Many parents believe in the discredited link between vaccines and autism. Bloomberg QuickTake explains why this belief is a danger to everyone, not just the unvaccinated. Video by Henry Baker ---------- Like this video? Subscribe...
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How Jeff Bezos Became the King of E-Commerce

Amazon CEO Jeff Bezos was one of the first entrepreneurs to realize the potential of selling products on the internet. This Bloomberg Profile looks into how Bezos built Amazon inside his garage and...
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Could You Fall in Love With a Hologram?

Meet Hikari, an anime virtual wife, and Eisuke, a virtual boyfriend who plays to a masochist fantasy, these are products of a multi-million dollar industry that's sprung up in response to Japan's relationship...
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Indians Turn to Phones to Find That One in 1.3 Billion

Like many Indians, Anshu and Sumeet are getting married with their parents’ approval. But unlike their parents' generation, their love story started online. In Episode two of the Bloomberg video series Love Disrupted,...
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The Way We Get Power Is About to Change Forever

The age of batteries is just getting started. In the latest episode of our animated series, Sooner Than You Think, Bloomberg’s Tom Randall does the math on when solar plus batteries might start...
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Do You Need a $400 Window Cleaning Robot?

Is a window cleaning robot worth $400? We got our hands on Ecovacs Robotics's Winbot 950 and tested it out in our office. For more: https://www.bloomberg.com/news/articles/2017-09-15/ecovacs-winbot-950-tested-and-reviewed-video ---------- Like this video? Subscribe to Bloomberg on YouTube: http://www.youtube.com/Bloomberg?sub_confirmation=1 Bloomberg...
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Luxury SUV Face-Off: Audi Q5, Porsche Cayenne, BMW X5

Is the best luxury SUV a Porsche, BMW, or Audi? Bloomberg Pursuits' Hannah Elliott test-drove three popular models to find out which car blends the very finest in convenience, comfort, and performance. Video...
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Outer Space Is About to Get a Whole Lot Closer

The economics of getting to space are about to undergo a massive change. A new breed of rocket scientists have arrived with small, low-cost spaceships. In this episode of Sooner Than You...
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China’s Largest Gay-Dating App is Transforming Society

Life was tough for Ma Baoli after he came out and quit his job as a policeman. Five years later, his internet company Blue City is a top player in China’s LGBT market....
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Tour a $17.75 Million Penthouse in 360

A 360-degree video tour through the last available penthouse at Herzog & de Meuron’s TriBeCa skyscraper, 56 Leonard.
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Kim Jong Un – Nuke-wielding Madman or Astute Dictator?

Is North Korea’s 'Supreme Leader' Kim Jong Un really as crazy as the US and its allies make him out to be? In this Bloomberg Profile, we look at the third ruling autocrat...

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