Ben Gilbert, Business Insider

Ben Gilbert

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Recent articles by Ben:

'Nobody wants to work anymore': How a simple phrase became the oversimplified scapegoat for every problem plaguing the American labor market

Does "Nobody want to work anymore," or is there a national reckoning happening in the labor market? And where did that phrase even come from? → Read More

Netflix's big gaming plans aren't really about creating video games, according to a Netflix job listing

Netflix reportedly wants to have games on its service as soon as next year, but you shouldn't expect anything like "Super Mario" or "Call of Duty." → Read More

I canceled my Amazon Prime subscription right as the pandemic lockdowns began. A year later, I don't miss it at all.

Do you really need those socks tomorrow instead of a few days from now? Are you even watching Amazon Prime Video? → Read More

Manhattan saw more new lease signings last month than ever before, even as rent prices begin to rebound to pre-pandemic levels

Even with rent prices rebounding and fewer landlords offering concessions, Manhattan rental leases broke records last month as people return to the city. → Read More

YouTube's secret algorithm continues to push misinformation on users, from false election fraud claims to conspiracy theories, according to a new study

YouTube representatives told Insider that the company is looking into bringing in external researchers to study how its suggestion algorithm works. → Read More

Nintendo just announced a new $350 Switch with a fancy new screen, but you probably don't need it

If you're one of the 85 million Nintendo Switch owners out there, you almost certainly don't need the newly announced $350 Switch OLED model. → Read More

Nintendo just unveiled a new $350 Nintendo Switch model featuring a larger OLED screen

After months of rumors, Nintendo finally unveiled its latest version of the Nintendo Switch on Monday: It costs $350 and arrives in October. → Read More

Despite employee protest, Apple is still requiring most employees to return to the office in September

Dozens of Apple employees wrote a letter to CEO Tim Cook requesting a flexible work from home policy. Apple is denying that request. → Read More

Microsoft just took a direct shot at Apple's controversial App Store policy with Windows 11

Microsoft just made a not-so-thinly veiled jab at Apple's App Store policy of taking a 30% cut of all transactions. → Read More

6 Amazon employees reveal what's driving people to quit, as the company reportedly worries it's burning through workers so fast that it could run out of people to employ

Current and former Amazon employees revealed to Insider why they think the company has such a notoriously high turnover rate among hourly employees. → Read More

Jeff Bezos reportedly didn't pay any income taxes for at least 2 years between 2006 and 2018

ProPublica obtained confidential tax documents filed with the IRS that revealed how some of the world's wealthiest have avoided paying taxes. → Read More

Less than half of Americans who don't plan to get vaccinated have worn a mask recently, according to a new survey

As vaccinated Americans are beginning to lower their masks, those who don't plan to get vaccinated from COVID are masking less than ever. → Read More

Netflix apparently wants to break into the video game business. Here's why that's a bad idea.

From Amazon to Google to Disney, major tech and entertainment companies have tried — and failed — to break into gaming. Netflix might be the latest. → Read More

Nintendo is reportedly on the verge of announcing a more powerful Switch model that's expected to launch this year

The new console is expected to be revealed by Nintendo in the near future, ahead of the video game industry's annual trade show in June. → Read More

Pelosi promised to match donor contributions, but has yet to spend a dime

In emails to supporters, House Speaker Nancy Pelosi said she would match donations from her personal funds. Records show she has not. → Read More

The Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation sold all its shares of Apple and Twitter right before the billionaire couple announced their divorce

Before the Gateses announced their divorce in early May, the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation sold all its shares of Apple and Twitter. → Read More

Tim Cook is making a rare appearance to defend his company under oath

Cook is making a rare court appearance as a sworn witness in defense of Apple in the lawsuit brought by "Fortnite" maker Epic Games. → Read More

Elon Musk says he isn't selling his dogecoin: 'I haven't and won't sell any'

Elon Musk is maintaining a hold position on dogecoin despite its volatility. "I haven't and won't sell any," he said Thursday on Twitter. → Read More

Viruses and malware on Mac computers have reached an 'unacceptable' level, according to Apple exec Craig Federighi

Apple's computers are facing major issues from viruses and malware, which Apple said has reached "unacceptable" levels in a sworn testimony. → Read More

Elon Musk tweeted a 'diamond hands' meme as bitcoin and other cryptocurrencies continue to crash

As bitcoin value crashed on Wednesday, Tesla CEO Elon Musk tweeted a meme that appeared to indicate that Tesla isn't selling its bitcoins. → Read More