Harrison Jacobs

International Correspondent @businessinsider / reporting on global issues, tech, and travel / writing fiction you'll never read

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The pillows at Airbnb can tell you all you need to know about how the company is changing for the worse
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The pillows at Airbnb can tell you all you need to know about how the company is changing for the worse
August, 18 2018
I visited the futuristic park filled with towering 'supertrees' featured in 'Crazy Rich Asians' and it looks like something straight out of science-fiction
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I visited the futuristic park filled with towering 'supertrees' featured in 'Crazy Rich Asians' and it looks like something straight out of science-fiction
August, 18 2018
I've been traveling around the world for 6 months — here’s the most epic thing I did in each country
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I've been traveling around the world for 6 months — here’s the most epic thing I did in each country
August, 17 2018
I stayed in the $6.6 billion mega-hotel in the heart of Singapore, and it wasn't anything like 'Crazy Rich Asians'
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I stayed in the $6.6 billion mega-hotel in the heart of Singapore, and it wasn't anything like 'Crazy Rich Asians'
August, 16 2018
I used a top budget airline to score a cheap flight, but the fact I ended up spending more on fees than airfare shows how budget airlines win
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I used a top budget airline to score a cheap flight, but the fact I ended up spending more on fees than airfare shows how budget airlines win
August, 16 2018
Inside the Hong Kong billionaire enclave name-dropped in 'Crazy Rich Asians,' where Alibaba founder Jack Ma may have bought a $191 million mansion
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Inside the Hong Kong billionaire enclave name-dropped in 'Crazy Rich Asians,' where Alibaba founder Jack Ma may have bought a $191 million mansion
August, 15 2018
Airbnb is in a price war with Booking.com, and taking advantage of that fact can save you a ton of money
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Airbnb is in a price war with Booking.com, and taking advantage of that fact can save you a ton of money
August, 15 2018
I tried to climb the 'plank walk' in China known as 'the most dangerous hike in the world,' but just getting there was the hardest part
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I tried to climb the 'plank walk' in China known as 'the most dangerous hike in the world,' but just getting there was the hardest part
August, 14 2018
I've spent 6 months traveling the world on business, and I've found the perfect way to make airports less miserable
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I've spent 6 months traveling the world on business, and I've found the perfect way to make airports less miserable
August, 14 2018
Traveling all over the world has convinced me that Uber and its competitors aren't going anywhere — and for good reason
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Traveling all over the world has convinced me that Uber and its competitors aren't going anywhere — and for good reason
August, 13 2018
Two photos show how different the billionaire haven of Mykonos is for travelers who aren't swimming in money
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Two photos show how different the billionaire haven of Mykonos is for travelers who aren't swimming in money
August, 11 2018
Forget Mykonos and Santorini. I found a little-known island in Greece that's twice as beautiful and half the price.
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Forget Mykonos and Santorini. I found a little-known island in Greece that's twice as beautiful and half the price.
August, 10 2018
I took the excruciating 10-mile journey through Israel’s most notorious military checkpoint that adds hours to the daily commute for 26,000 Palestinians
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I took the excruciating 10-mile journey through Israel’s most notorious military checkpoint that adds hours to the daily commute for 26,000 Palestinians
August, 7 2018
Greece is finally set to exit bailouts this month, but a local told me the 'recovery' hides a brutal reality for most Greeks
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Greece is finally set to exit bailouts this month, but a local told me the 'recovery' hides a brutal reality for most Greeks
August, 6 2018
A 35-year-old who dropped out of high school had a vision of a utopian future for China, the US, and the world — and it's led her to the forefront of a tech
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A 35-year-old who dropped out of high school had a vision of a utopian future for China, the US, and the world — and it's led her to the forefront of a tech
August, 6 2018
I visited the glittering Greek island of Mykonos, the summer destination of choice for billionaires — and it's a very different experience if you aren't
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I visited the glittering Greek island of Mykonos, the summer destination of choice for billionaires — and it's a very different experience if you aren't
August, 5 2018
A local in Greece gave me a tip to visiting the country, and it's the opposite of everything you've been told
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A local in Greece gave me a tip to visiting the country, and it's the opposite of everything you've been told
August, 1 2018
A religious site in the most contested city in Israel with a complicated, bloody history is the center of gravity for the Israel-Palestine conflict
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A religious site in the most contested city in Israel with a complicated, bloody history is the center of gravity for the Israel-Palestine conflict
July, 31 2018
I tried the two Chinese bike-sharing giants trying to take over the world, and it was immediately obvious why they can't seem to crack the US
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I tried the two Chinese bike-sharing giants trying to take over the world, and it was immediately obvious why they can't seem to crack the US
July, 31 2018
An otherworldly desert in Jordan has doubled as distant planets in movies like 'Star Wars' and 'The Martian' — after seeing it myself, I can tell you it's just
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An otherworldly desert in Jordan has doubled as distant planets in movies like 'Star Wars' and 'The Martian' — after seeing it myself, I can tell you it's just
July, 29 2018
I stayed at one of the best hotels in the world, where a $16,000-a-night suite includes its own movie theater, popcorn maker, and 'cabinet of delights'
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I stayed at one of the best hotels in the world, where a $16,000-a-night suite includes its own movie theater, popcorn maker, and 'cabinet of delights'
July, 29 2018
One of the 7 wonders of the world is a 10,000-year-old city hidden in the desert — and in real life, it's more incredible than you can imagine
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One of the 7 wonders of the world is a 10,000-year-old city hidden in the desert — and in real life, it's more incredible than you can imagine
July, 28 2018
A Supreme Court hearing in Israel that erupted into a brawl showed in a matter of minutes why the Israel-Palestine conflict has been impossible to solve
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A Supreme Court hearing in Israel that erupted into a brawl showed in a matter of minutes why the Israel-Palestine conflict has been impossible to solve
July, 19 2018
One of China’s biggest startups is a $3 billion education company — here’s why education is such a big business in China
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One of China’s biggest startups is a $3 billion education company — here’s why education is such a big business in China
July, 18 2018
I visited the most contested city in Israel, where Israelis and Palestinians are separated by a gauntlet of military checkpoints — and the harsh, complicated
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I visited the most contested city in Israel, where Israelis and Palestinians are separated by a gauntlet of military checkpoints — and the harsh, complicated
July, 17 2018
China's 'Big Brother' surveillance technology isn't nearly as all-seeing as the government wants you to think
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China's 'Big Brother' surveillance technology isn't nearly as all-seeing as the government wants you to think
July, 15 2018
A photographer visited North Korea 6 times to see what life is really like — here's what he saw
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A photographer visited North Korea 6 times to see what life is really like — here's what he saw
July, 13 2018
Afghanistan has an unbelievably beautiful hidden region untouched by war — here's what it looks like
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Afghanistan has an unbelievably beautiful hidden region untouched by war — here's what it looks like
July, 11 2018
A legendary Israeli venture capitalist explains why anyone against cooperation with China is 'crazy'
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A legendary Israeli venture capitalist explains why anyone against cooperation with China is 'crazy'
July, 9 2018
Inside the creepy and impressive startup funded by the Chinese government that is developing AI that can recognize anyone, anywhere
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Inside the creepy and impressive startup funded by the Chinese government that is developing AI that can recognize anyone, anywhere
July, 8 2018
I rode super-fast bullet trains in China, Japan, Korea, and Russia, and one is better than the rest
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I rode super-fast bullet trains in China, Japan, Korea, and Russia, and one is better than the rest
July, 6 2018
In 2014, hell broke loose for the CEO of a young startup — and the way she handled it helped her company become one of the fastest-growing in all of China
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In 2014, hell broke loose for the CEO of a young startup — and the way she handled it helped her company become one of the fastest-growing in all of China
July, 3 2018
Russia is blanketed in sunlight nearly 24-hours a day this time of year — here's what it looks like at every hour
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Russia is blanketed in sunlight nearly 24-hours a day this time of year — here's what it looks like at every hour
July, 3 2018
Vintage photos from the 1980s show America's shopping malls in their heyday
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Vintage photos from the 1980s show America's shopping malls in their heyday
July, 3 2018
The biggest difference between China and the US today explains why China is taking over the global economy
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The biggest difference between China and the US today explains why China is taking over the global economy
June, 29 2018
People have the wrong idea about the 3 most popular procedures in South Korea, the plastic surgery capital of the world
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People have the wrong idea about the 3 most popular procedures in South Korea, the plastic surgery capital of the world
June, 28 2018
A little-known airline has a genius solution to the biggest annoyance with sleeping on planes
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A little-known airline has a genius solution to the biggest annoyance with sleeping on planes
June, 26 2018
Chinese people don't care about privacy on the internet — here's why, according to a top professor in China
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Chinese people don't care about privacy on the internet — here's why, according to a top professor in China
June, 26 2018
One of the best airlines in the world is one you've probably never heard of — here's what it's like to fly Air Astana
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One of the best airlines in the world is one you've probably never heard of — here's what it's like to fly Air Astana
June, 24 2018
I went to the massive World Cup party in Moscow, where up to 25,000 fans celebrate the games
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I went to the massive World Cup party in Moscow, where up to 25,000 fans celebrate the games
June, 24 2018
I went to the World Cup for the first time — and it was even better than I imagined
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I went to the World Cup for the first time — and it was even better than I imagined
June, 23 2018
'Why should we make foreigners rich?': Taxi drivers are taking on Uber and Grab in Bali, and some are turning to violence
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'Why should we make foreigners rich?': Taxi drivers are taking on Uber and Grab in Bali, and some are turning to violence
June, 23 2018
Inside notoriously ritzy Gangnam, the 'Beverly Hills' of South Korea that's home to the country's biggest celebrities
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Inside notoriously ritzy Gangnam, the 'Beverly Hills' of South Korea that's home to the country's biggest celebrities
June, 22 2018
What North Korean experts don't understand about the country, according to a defector who lived there for 20 years
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What North Korean experts don't understand about the country, according to a defector who lived there for 20 years
June, 16 2018
'Treated like animals': A North Korean defector tells the brutal story of what happened to him after he was caught trying to escape
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'Treated like animals': A North Korean defector tells the brutal story of what happened to him after he was caught trying to escape
June, 15 2018
Trump understands North Korea better than South Korea does, but the summit won't solve anything, according to a defector
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Trump understands North Korea better than South Korea does, but the summit won't solve anything, according to a defector
June, 10 2018
We asked South Koreans what they think will come out of the Trump-Kim summit
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We asked South Koreans what they think will come out of the Trump-Kim summit
June, 10 2018
North Koreans understand their government lies, but there's one thing they don't know, according to a defector
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North Koreans understand their government lies, but there's one thing they don't know, according to a defector
June, 9 2018
I let a doctor in the plastic surgery capital of the world suggest how I should change my face, and he came up with $30,000 of surgeries
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I let a doctor in the plastic surgery capital of the world suggest how I should change my face, and he came up with $30,000 of surgeries
June, 6 2018
24 photos from the Tiananmen Square protests that China has tried to erase from history
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24 photos from the Tiananmen Square protests that China has tried to erase from history
June, 4 2018
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Harrison Jacobs is a writer who has produced content for businessinsider.com and thisisinsider.com
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