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Alibaba CEO Jack Ma: 'We Earned The Trust Of People Today' (BABA)

The Chinese internet giant Alibaba finally went public Friday, raising $21.8 billion in what was the largest tech IPO of all time. Following his company’s historic IPO, Alibaba CEO Jack Ma went on air with the crew at CNBC’s “SquawkShow More Summary

Bill Gates Is At Least $6 Billion Richer Than He Was Six Months Ago, But Not From Microsoft (MSFT)

In July, Bill Gates may or may not have lost his title as the world's richest man. It depends on who you ask. According to Forbes, Gates has a net worth of almost $82 billion, which puts him in the No. 2 spot behind Mexican telecom magnate Carlos Slim, who's worth $85.4 billion. Show More Summary

Here's Your First Look At What May Be Samsung's Next Metal Galaxy Phone

Samsung's recently announced Galaxy Alpha is the company's first phone to feature premium metal edges, but it looks like there's more where that came from. Tech blog Sam Mobile just released a report saying that the company is launching a new line of A-series smartphones that will come with a similar design. Show More Summary

This Is The Man That's Making Bill Gates So Rich

Bill Gates is worth an astounding $81.6 billion and he keeps getting richer every year. His secret weapon is man you probably never heard of: Michael Larson. Gates hired Larson 20 years ago, when his net worth was a relatively paltry...Show More Summary

CHART OF THE DAY: Tons Of People Lined Up For The iPhone 6 (AAPL)

People lined up in droves on Friday to purchase the new iPhone 6 and iPhone 6 Plus. Some camped out overnight, while others camped out for consecutive nights, and even weeks. And compared to other years, Piper Jaffray analyst Gene Munster believes the iPhone 6 sparked the longest lines ever for a new Apple product. Show More Summary

Alibaba Would Be The 12th Biggest Company In The S&P 500

Chinese e-commerce giant Alibaba went public on the New York Stock Exchange today in what is officially the largest IPO in US stock market history. The stock opened at $92.70 per share, putting the company's market cap at over $228 billion. Show More Summary

Alibaba Is Already The Fourth Most Valuable Technology Company In The World (BABA)

Alibaba, the e-commerce giant out of China, made its Wall Street debut on Friday. It was the biggest initial public offering of all time. Alibaba raised a whopping $29.7 billion for its IPO, easily topping the previous record holder, Visa, which raised $17.9 billion in 2008. Show More Summary

We Tried To Get The iPhone 6 Without Waiting In A Ridiculously Long Line

Whenever Apple launches a new gadget, there's always a ridiculously long line outside its stores. With the iPhone 6 launch, there were people waiting outside the flagship Apple store on 5th Avenue for as long as 18 days. We decided to try to get the iPhone 6 without waiting in a massive line. Show More Summary

This 3D Printer Is Specifically Made To Work In Zero-Gravity In Space

Off-world manufacturing is about to begin. On Saturday, the first 3D printer designed to work in zero gravity will be launched into space, aboard a SpaceX Dragon capsule, for use on the International Space Station. Designed and created by California-based startup Made In Space, Inc., the Zero-G 3D Printer has been in development since 2010. Show More Summary

Why Hootsuite's CEO Wants Employees To Sleep At Work

Most employers would be angry if they caught an employee sleeping on the job. But not Ryan Holmes, the CEO of Hootsuite, a social media management dashboard. In fact, he encourages it. Holmes says in a recent LinkedIn post that the Hootsuite...Show More Summary

In 5 Years, A Computer Program Could Clone Your Personality And Make Decisions For You

"When you and I die, our kids aren't going to go to our tombstones, they're going to fire up our digital twins and talk to them," John Smart tells Business Insider. As a futurist and founder of the Acceleration Studies Foundation, Smart...Show More Summary

Watch Us Unbox The Apple iPhone 6

The newest Apple smartphone is finally here, and we took a look inside the box. Produced by Matt Stuart. Follow BI Video: On YouTube Join the conversation about this story »

The Best Apps For Your New iPhone 6

So you managed to get your hands on an iPhone 6, but what apps should you download? Every iPhone 6 comes with Apple's new iOS 8 mobile operating system pre-installed, which is capable of some great features like app extensions, widgets, and better-than-ever graphics. Show More Summary

This Story About Safra Catz Stopping Larry Ellison In A Meeting Shows Just How Powerful She Is In Oracle (ORCL)

Safra Catz was named the co-CEO of Oracle, alongside Mark Hurd, on Thursday, after Oracle founder and longtime CEO Larry Ellison stepped down to take the executive chairman and CTO positions at the company. Catz might not be a household name, but she’s one of Ellison’s most trusted executives at Oracle. Show More Summary

THE SAME-DAY DELIVERY REPORT: E-Commerce Giants Are Battling To Own The 'Last Mile'

Companies like Google, Amazon, eBay, and Uber are operating and expanding services that allow shoppers to order something online and have it that same day, without ever leaving home. If they manage it, despite the expense and complexities...Show More Summary

Apple Pay, Mobile Payments, And NFC: Why Mobile Payments Are Back From The Dead [DECK]

One of the biggest barriers to mobile payments is that merchants have had a hard time figuring out which technology to adopt. Adopting near field communication terminals to accept payments from NFC-powered wallet apps like Google Wallet or Softcard (formerly Isis) cut out the hundreds of millions of consumers — 42% of the U.S. Show More Summary

Mark Zuckerberg To High School Students: Understanding Technology Is Critical If You Want 'A Job That Pays More' (FB)

Even if you don't want to be an expert coder, most jobs require some sort of basic knowledge of technology. Recognizing this trend, Mark Zuckerberg decided to give some high school students a heads-up on what's to come. In a surprise...Show More Summary

Oops! Joan Rivers Promotes iPhone 6 In Pre-Scheduled Social Media Posts

Joan Rivers promoted the new iPhone 6 today on Instagram and Facebook — only problem is that Rivers died two weeks ago at the age of 81. The social media posts were clearly pre-scheduled before the comedian's unexpected death, and as...Show More Summary

The Woman Who Protected Yahoo's $27 Billion Windfall From Alibaba Cried With Joy Last Night (YHOO)

The biggest IPO in U.S. history is taking place today, as Chinese e-commerce giant Alibaba goes public on the New York Stock Exchange. And there's one American company that will experience a windfall from Alibaba's stock, not just today, but in the months and years to come: Yahoo. Show More Summary

Yahoo Stock Gets Crushed As Alibaba IPOs — Core Business Now Valued At Less Than Zero (YHOO)

Yahoo investors have waited for years for Alibaba's IPO, expecting that the public value of the Chinese giant's stock that Yahoo owns might send Yahoo's stock into the stratosphere. Alas. In the early hours following Alibaba's debut, Yahoo's stock is getting smashed. Show More Summary

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