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YouTube Star Michelle Phan Was Once Denied A Job At A Makeup Counter — Now Her Makeup Startup Is Worth $84 Million

Michelle Phan isn't just your run-of-the-mill YouTube celebrity. She's creating an empire. Michelle, who films makeup and hair tutorials for the beginner stylist to the advanced, is taking over the world, one video view at a time. Currently she's up to a billion views on her channel — and there's no telling when the momentum will slow down. Show More Summary

Retailers Like Walmart Have Started A War Against Apple That They Have No Chance Of Winning (AAPL)

Apple Pay, the new mobile payments system from Apple, is barely a week old, but it's already being attacked by the merchants it's supposed to be making things easier for. The war over mobile payments may be in its early stages, but it's one big retailers are poised to lose by not playing along with Apple. Show More Summary

Tim Cook Reveals The Reason Apple Killed The iPod Classic (AAPL)

Speaking at the WSJ.D Conference yesterday, Apple CEO Tim Cook finally revealed the reason why Apple chose to end production of the iPod Classic. Apple removed the iPod Classic from sale in September as the online store went down during...Show More Summary

10 Things In Tech You Need To Know Today (TWTR, AAPL, AMZN, GPRO, GOOG, TMUS, LG)

Good morning! It looks set to be a relatively sunny day in New York and London. Here's the tech news you need to know today. 1. Twitter shares dropped 10% last night after it announced its Q3 earnings. Results were as expected, but investors still want more. Show More Summary

Prepare For Even More Ads On YouTube — It’s Exploring Subscriptions (GOOG)

YouTube’s CEO Susan Wojcicki confirmed at Re/code’s Code/Mobile conference last night that the Google-owned video platform is exploring the launch of an ad-free subscription service. Re/code reports Wojcicki said: ”YouTube right nowShow More Summary

LIVE: Tim Cook's Interview At WSJD (AAPL)

We're at WSJD Live, and Apple CEO Tim Cook is on stage. We're taking live notes below. Join the conversation about this story »

Jack Ma Got Drunk And Bought Half A Soccer Team — And Other Things He Just Said

Jack Ma gave a keynote interview at the Wall Street Journal's tech conference tonight. Here's a few things he said: Ma says he bought half of a soccer team because its owner got him drunk on night. Bloomberg had more details on the story in June. Show More Summary

WAL-MART: Here's Why We Don't Support Apple Pay (WMT, AAPL)

Wal-Mart and Apple are in a bit of a tussle over Apple Pay, Apple's mobile payment system on the iPhone 6. Wal-Mart is a leader of MCX, a group of merchants working on their own mobile payment system. Wal-Mart is not accepting Apple Pay right now. Show More Summary

Apple CEO Tim Cook Criticized His Home State For Failing To Advance LGBT Rights (AAPL)

A pple CEO Tim Cook spoke out against Alabama's lack of progress on LGBT rights in a speech before his induction into the Alabama Academy of Honor, which memorializes living Alabamans for their accomplishments. Cook said his state has...Show More Summary

Here's How New York City's Subway System Looked 110 Years Ago

The New York City subway turns 110 years old today. To celebrate, Google has created a collection of images and a virtual tour of the old subway trains and station, taken from the New York Transit Museum. From wood-paneled exteriorsShow More Summary

These Are The Hacker Groups That Should Be Keeping You Up At Night

In light of recent hacks, you might be interested in the groups that pose the greatest threats to our cybersecurity. Ironically, the hacker groups that you should be afraid of also have the least intimidating names. Deep Panda, Putter Panda, and Flying Kitten have been listed by security technology firm CrowdStrike as the groups to watch out for. Show More Summary

We Can See Why People Are Crazy About A California Grilled Cheese Chain That Raised $10 Million In Venture Capital

Aged cheddar oozes out of the artisan white bread sandwich at a molten-lava pace. I bite into crisp strips of smoked bacon and macaroni noodles, and I kind of forget where I am in time and space. This is not your mom's grilled cheese. Show More Summary

CHART OF THE DAY: Twitter Is Having A Hard Time Attracting New Users (TWTR)

Twitter reported earnings for its fiscal third quarter of 2014 on Monday. Revenue, earnings per share, and even monthly active users (MAUs) fell right in line with Wall Street expectations. There was no grand surprise, and the company’s stock tanked roughly 9% after the announcement. Show More Summary

Customers Fire Back Against CVS And Rite Aid Over Apple Pay (AAPL)

Apple unveiled its new payment platform last week, but not everyone is thrilled with Apple Pay so far. When Tim Cook announced Apple Pay in September, he pointed out the large number of retailers prepared to support it. Absent from that list were two major pharmacies: CVS and Rite Aid. Show More Summary

These Are The Best Headphones You Can Afford Right Now

It's getting close to the holiday shopping season, which means it's time to start eyeballing gift ideas for the audio buffs in your life. Thanks to comparison shopping platform FindTheBest and other gadget blogs known for their reviews like The Wirecutter, we can provide you with a definitive compilation of the best headphones you can buy. Show More Summary

Consumer Reports Says Infotainment Systems Are Ruining Car Reliability

Consumer Reports released its annual Auto Reliability Survey on Monday and cited a growing problem that should be of significant concern to carmakers, regardless of where their brands finished in the ranking. "Multi-function, cross-linked...Show More Summary

The 10 Most Expensive Halloween Costumes Ever Sold On eBay

When it comes to Halloween costumes, some fans are willing to drop some serious cash to dress like their favorite characters. Some people turn to online marketplaces like eBay to find the perfect getup. Market research company Terapeak has compiled a list of the most expensive Halloween costumes ever bought on eBay. Show More Summary Will Soon Reveal Its Next $1 Billion Initiative: Health Care (CRM)

In fewer than 100 days, the Benioff Children's hospital will open in San Francisco, mostly thanks to a huge $200 million donation from CEO Marc Benioff and his wife Lynne. The Benioffs have been working with the University of California at San Francisco (UCSF) on building this hospital since 2010. Show More Summary

6 Reasons Why Apple Pay Will Catch On And Walmart Will Have To Accept It

Over the weekend, Rite Aide and CVS quietly shut down Apple Pay in their stores. They're cutting off Apple Pay because they're part of a consortium of US retailers — called MCX — that is launching its own mobile wallet, which will compete with Apple Pay. Show More Summary

WHERE'S EMPLOYEE #1 NOW: What The First Hires At Apple, Google, And Other Top Tech Companies Are Up To

Who were the first non-founders at today's top tech companies, like Apple, Google and Facebook? Business Insider tracked them down and learned what they're doing. Some made millions, others saw fortunes slip through their fingers, and some have joined or founded other startups. Show More Summary

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