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The Tesla Semi will start at $150,000 and a longer-range version will sell for $180,000 (TSLA)

The Tesla Semi will start at $150,000. A longer-range version will cost $180,000. The electric-car company is also selling a "founder series" version for $200,000 — the cost of which is due in full, up front. CEO Elon Musk unveiled the Semi last week. Show More Summary

Amazon reveals its 5 top-selling items as it steals half of all online sales on Black Friday (AMZN)

Amazon is estimated to be responsible for nearly half of all online sales on Black Friday so far. The hottest-selling items on the site include the Amazon Echo Dot and the Instant Pot. Amazon is dominating Black Friday. The retailerShow More Summary

Amazon seizes half of all online Black Friday sales in an 'eye-popping' show of dominance (AMZN)

Amazon is dominating online Black Friday sales so far. The company claimed between 45% and 50% of all online Black Friday sales, according to a new report from GBH Insights. That means Amazon has likely made well over $1 billion so far...Show More Summary

The maker of Pokémon Go just raised $200 million to build other AR games

Niantic, the company behind hit mobile game "Pokémon Go," has raised roughly $200 million. Niantic's next game will be an augmented reality game based on "Harry Potter." The creator of hit game "Pokémon Go," Niantic, has raised $200Show More Summary

Black Friday workers share 14 of the most outrageous things they've seen on the job

Black Friday can bring out the worst in some people. Retail workers Business Insider surveyed shared some of their most cringe-worthy stories. If you ask the people who work in retail, Black Friday is rarely described in the most flattering of ways. "Black Friday is like hunger games," one retail worker told Business Insider. Show More Summary

Tencent joins Facebook, Apple, and Amazon in the $500 billion club

Chinese tech giant Tencent has had a stellar year, and on Tuesday, it became the first Asian company to be worth more than $500 billion. As we can see in this chart from Statista, the company is now more valuable than Facebook. Tencent's...Show More Summary

Amazon Web Services updated its recognition tech — here's what you need to know (AMZN)

This story was delivered to BI Intelligence Apps and Platforms Briefing subscribers. To learn more and subscribe, please click here. Amazon Web Services (AWS) announced three major updates to its Rekognition service, which makes it easy...Show More Summary

A popular cryptocurrency exchange is hiring to build products for Wall Street's fastest traders

   The exploding market for digital assets has caused headaches for some cryptocurrency exchanges.  Customers of Kraken, one of the largest exchanges in the space, recently experienced connection problems caused by record-level trading...Show More Summary

These are the most popular items sold online for Black Friday so far, according to the data

Black Friday is one of the biggest shopping days of the year, and it can predict what the most popular gifts for the holiday season will be. Adobe Analytics, which has data from top retailers, crunched the numbers for a list of the hottest...Show More Summary

How to live in a world where everything you value is under attack

Mark Manson, the author of 'The Subtle Art of Not Giving a Fck", told us what we can do in a world where we feel our values are under constant threat. Following is a transcript of the video. Mark Manson: So everybody today feels like...Show More Summary

DIGITAL HEALTH BRIEFING: Amazon to enter major healthcare partnership — Apple Watch aids in treating depression — IBM Watson shows its power in cancer study

Welcome to Digital Health Briefing, a new morning email providing the latest news, data, and insight on how digital technology is disrupting the healthcare ecosystem, produced by BI Intelligence. Sign up and receive Digital Health Briefing free to your inbox. Have feedback? We'd like to hear from you. Show More Summary

A look inside the daily routine of a Facebook exec, who plans every moment of her day

Business Insider interviewed Facebook's vice president of product design, Julie Zhuo, about how she spends her days at the tech company. She broke down her daily routine from her early-morning workout to spending time with her family...Show More Summary

3 common email mistakes that everyone should drop immediately

• Business Insider reached out to three productivity experts to figure out what everyday tasks are a huge drain on our productivity. • They all said the same thing: email. • The experts agreed it's best to cut checking your inbox out...Show More Summary

Inside the marriage of billionaire Spanx founder Sara Blakely and entrepreneur Jesse Itzler, who met at a poker game and slow dance to make up after fights

• Spanx founder Sara Blakely and Marquis Jets founder Jesse Itzler first met at a charity poker tournament in 2006. • Itzler set up an elaborate scavenger hunt when it came time to propose to his now-wife. • Today, they have four children...Show More Summary

Lowes' website crashes on Black Friday

Lowes' website crashed on Black Friday. The site was quickly back online. Black Friday website crashes plague retailers dealing with heavy traffic from shoppers hunting for deals. Home improvement chain Lowes' website crashed on Black Friday. The retailer's website was offline for a period around 11:30 a.m. Show More Summary

The science is in — why gluten sensitivity is probably fake

Unless you have Celiac Disease, your sensitivity to "gluten" probably has nothing to do with gluten at all. Following is the transcript of the video. Your gluten sensitivity may not be caused by gluten. A recent study shows that the real culprit could be fructan. Show More Summary

Billionaire LinkedIn founder Reid Hoffman says his masters in philosophy has helped him more than an MBA

Reid Hoffman is the billionaire cofounder of LinkedIn and one of tech's most influential investors. Instead of a business education, he pursued his master's degree in philosophy. He told us that the analytical thinking skills he learned...Show More Summary

26 photos that show North Korea's obsession with weird, huge buildings

The world's attitude toward North Korea tends to swing between playful mocking and genuine horror. On November 20, President Trump returned the country to the list of state sponsors of terrorism. Like dictatorships before it — namely,...Show More Summary

19 movies you need to see this holiday season

The holidays are upon us so that means it’s time to take in the movies that studios and distributors hope will find award season attention — along with a few popcorn movies mixed in (we’re looking at you “Bright” and “Star Wars: TheShow More Summary

Thousands of people are watching animals fight, mate and just sit around every day on Facebook Live

National Geographic's Safari Live streams on Facebook pull in roughly 140,000 viewers at a time on average. Several have exceeded 200,000 live viewers. The record stream – which saw a cheetah catch up with dinner, has generated nearly...Show More Summary

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