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How Zappos CEO's Obsession With Raving Helped Him Create A Billion-Dollar Company

On the way to his very first rave ever, Tony Hsieh, 26 years old and not yet the CEO of e-commerce site Zappos, was already excited for the night to be over. He found electronic music annoying and didn't understand the appeal of packing into a space to dance to some repetitive beat without words. Show More Summary

A Month After Pandora’s CFO Was Hired, His Boss Got Fired — Then He Saved The Company (P)

For its first year and a half as a public company, internet radio provider Pandora struggled to get its revenues higher than its expenses. This chart from the first quarter of 2012 says it all: On February 4, 2013, Pandora hired a new chief financial officer to help with the problem. Show More Summary

We Finally Know What HP's New Designer Smartwatch Will Look Like

HP and Michael Bastian have finally revealed more information about their forthcoming smartwatch, the Chronowing, and The Wall Street Journal got an early look at it. It'll go on sale Nov. 7. Bastian told the Journal that his watch is meant to be more of an accessory than a piece of technology. Show More Summary

IBM CEO Ginni Rometty Is Doing Everything She Can To Turn Her 'Visionless' Company Around

Billionaire Mark Cuban, who slammed IBM last week, clearly isn't paying close-enough attention. Cuban said that "IBM is no longer a tech company... they have no vision." But IBM CEO Ginni Rometty does have a vision – to dominate the next high-profit areas of computing – and she's already launched a huge number of creative ideas to get IBM there. Show More Summary

The Most Popular Last-Minute Halloween Make-Up Ideas, According To Pinterest

Struggling to decide what to be for Halloween tonight? These last-minute make-up ideas from Pinterest are all so bold that it won't really matter what you're wearing. Pinterest says there have been 176 million pins dedicated to Halloween so far this year, and that about 78% of Pinners plan to spend between $10 and $49 for their costumes this year. Show More Summary

After Going Viral On Social Media, An Adorable Puppy Worth $2,500 Was Stolen In England

A designer  Chow Chow with a massive social media presence was stolen Wednesday. Its owner,  29-year-old  Jamie Green, says the dog's newfound viral fame may be the reason Misiu was taken from Green's Stanmore, northwest  London home. Show More Summary

You Won't Even Be Able To Handle How Intense This Mouse Is

What's better than 18 buttons on a gaming mouse? 19 buttons on a gaming mouse. That's how many Razer boasts on its new Naga Epic Chroma wireless gaming mouse, which is geared toward MMO players. In terms of hardware, its specs are pretty...Show More Summary

Dear Business Insider Readers: How Do You Use Your Different Devices?

It's easy to forget that the iPhone was announced just seven years ago. Back then, nobody could predict how people would be using their devices the way they do today — swiping Tinder matches, ordering Uber taxis, and of course, reading Business Insider. Show More Summary

Everything You Need To Know About Beacons, The Tech Big Retail Is Counting On To Drive Holiday Sales

During the upcoming holidays, retailers will be trying out a new technology that allows them to wake up apps and send offers and information to customer phones. There has been a lot of confusion about how beacons actually work, so as...Show More Summary

Jony Ive Explains Why The Apple Watch Was Harder To Design Than The iPhone (AAPL)

Apple's senior vice president of design, Jony Ive, recently talked about the complications that came with designing the Apple Watch. "Even though Apple Watch does so many things, there are cultural, historical implications and expectations," Ive said, according to The Wall Street Journal. Show More Summary

IBM Just Signed A Big Partnership Deal To Push Into China

IBM said on Friday that it is teaming up with Chinese internet provider Tencent to build and sell a new set of cloud services to Chinese businesses. Tencent isn't a household name in the US, but it is in China where it provides internet to 1 billion users. Show More Summary

11 Skills You Need To Master To Land A $100,000 Engineering Job At Google

Google is the most desirable employer on Earth. Engineers are the rock stars there — and they're paid accordingly. Interns start at $70,000 to $90,000 salaries, while software engineers pull in $118,000 and senior software engineers make an average of $152,985. Show More Summary

Google CEO: Computers Are Going To Take Our Jobs, And 'There's No Way Around That' (GOOG)

When Google co-founders Larry Page and Sergey Brin formed the company in 1998, they sought to package all the information on the internet into an index that's simple to use. Today, Google is much more than a search engine. The company...Show More Summary

Google's Halloween Bash Was The Most Outrageous Office Party Ever

With more than 30,000 employees working at its Mountain View headquarters, Google's company parties are massive affairs. Costumes, candy, and other sweets make Halloween the perfect time for an over-the-top event at the Googleplex.  This year, Google threw a Halloween party with an "Alice in Wonderland" theme, and no detail was spared. Show More Summary

The Scariest Sight A Tech Nerd Can See Is Carved Simply On This Pumpkin

What's the most frightening sight to a phone-obsessed tech nerd? It'd have to be a low-battery sign, as cleverly carved on the pumpkin, courtesy of Mark Lochrie on Twitter. Probably the most scariest sight in modern society. I concur! #Halloween — Mark Lochrie (@marklochrie) October 31, 2014 Join the conversation about this story »

How To Make Your iPhone Spooky For Halloween (AAPL)

One of the accessibility settings in your iPhone is a mode that changes the colors displayed on your screen to appear readable for the visually impaired. But it also splashes everything on your screen with Halloween-like colors. It's a neat trick if you want to make your iPhone spooky for Halloween. Show More Summary

Microsoft Has Fired Its Entire Global Advertising Sales Team (MSFT)

Microsoft has made its entire global advertising sales team redundant, sources have told Business Insider. The layoffs — within the Microsoft Advertising division — are expected to affect around 100 staff across the US, UK and otherShow More Summary

uBeam Just Raised $10 Million So You Can Charge Your Phone While Walking Around Your House

If you want to charge your phone without being stuck by a power outlet, you don't have many options. There's the charging phone case mophie, of course. And there are charging mats, too, but your phone needs to be connected to the mat in order for it to charge. Show More Summary

This App Predicts When You're Going To Die

Like most other apps that work with Apple's HealthKit ecosystem, "Deadline" motivates you to be healthier, but in a darker sort of way. "You're going to die," the app's description says. " Sorry, we all do eventually. I don't want to, either. Show More Summary

Meet The Man Who's Now Leading Google's Top-Secret Robotics Projects In Place Of Andy Rubin

Big news leaked from the Googleplex last night: Andy Rubin, founder of Android who had been running Google's top-secret robotics projects since 2013, is leaving the company. Taking his place is James Kuffner, an adjunct professor at Carnegie Mellon and long-time humaniod robotics expert. Show More Summary

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