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Uber is suing an ad agency for click fraud related to advertisements that ran on Breitbart

Uber filed a click-fraud lawsuit Monday that could have big implications for the world of digital advertising. The app-based taxi company is suing Fetch Media over allegations that the advertising agency billed Uber for fraudulent ads. Show More Summary

Rosario Dawson is the latest celebrity investor in an app that provides months of free cocktails

Celebrities have a long history of endorsing their favorite booze, from high-end tequila to Campari. Now it's an app for booze that's drawing the star power, and the celebrities are supporting the app with their own money. Hooch, a subscription-based...Show More Summary

Hackers targeted Equifax months before a massive breach that affected 143 million Americans

Hackers accessed Equifax systems months before the credit-reporting agency publicly announced a massive breach that potentially exposed the personal financial data of 143 million Americans, Bloomberg reported Monday, citing people familiar...Show More Summary

Biometrics like Face ID are coming to your smartphone whether you like it or not

The iPhone X got a lot of buzz last week for many reasons, but one feature that really grabbed people's attention was Face ID – the facial recognition software used for unlocking the phone. Many expressed privacy concerns, including the head of the Senate privacy committee, who questioned how Apple would keep users 'faceprints' safe. Show More Summary

Amazon's algorithm reportedly suggests shoppers purchase items that can be used to create dangerous reactions and explosives in the 'frequently bought together' section (AMZN)

Amazon's algorithm seems to be suggesting customers buy potentially dangerous groupings of products on the e-commerce site. When viewing select products, Amazon's algorithm suggests that shoppers pair them with products that can be used...Show More Summary

Amazon just made a huge change to its $12 billion cloud computing juggernaut (AMZN, GOOG, GOOGL, MSFT)

When Amazon launched Amazon Web Services in 2006, it sparked a cloud computing revolution. No longer would programmers have to buy, build, and maintain their own servers. Now, developers could pay Amazon by the hour to access exactly the amount of supercomputing power they needed. Show More Summary

Wall Street alum whose startup raised $34 million says the best career advice came from her mom, 'who never worked a day outside the home in her life'

Sallie Krawcheck raised $34 million for her digital investing platform for women, Ellevest. Before founding Ellevest, she was a Wall Street executive and served as the CEO of Merrill Lynch Wealth Management, of Smith Barney, and of Sanford...Show More Summary

Apple has a surprisingly wide range of iPhones for all types of people right now

Apple just announced a new iPhone that costs $1,000 to start. Cue the outrage! Yes, $1,000 is an outrageously high price for what is functionally similar to the smartphone you have in your pocket. If you're anything like me, you probably...Show More Summary

The creator of Ethereum thinks blockchain tech could steal business from Visa in a 'couple of years'

The ethereum network could pose a real challenge to large financial institutions like Visa as soon as next year, according to Vitalik Buterin, the creator of the ethereum blockchain. In a Q&A with AngelList founder Naval Ravikant atShow More Summary

Apple is eliminating a feature from the iPhone X that 55% of people say they use (AAPL)

When the iPhone X arrives later this fall, it won't have a home button — which means several major features are going along with it. No physical home button means no more fingerprint scanner, so won't be able to unlock your phone with...Show More Summary

Tesla hits an all-time high (TSLA)

Tesla hit an all-time high on Monday. The stock jumped 2.03% to $389.57 in mid-day trading, but it's now trading fractionally lower at $383.77. Tesla's highest closing price was set on June 23, when it closed at $383.45. The new high comes in the middle of the company's production ramp for the Model 3. Show More Summary

Before he was Microsoft's CEO, a baby-faced Satya Nadella pitched Excel to developers in a 1993 telecast (MSFT)

Back in 1993, there was no YouTube, Facebook, or Twitch, so companies like Microsoft would have to get creative if they wanted to do a live video broadcast.  That's why Microsoft held the DevCast, a satellite-broadcast telethon event. Show More Summary

Hulu showed up Netflix with a historic Emmy win, but it shouldn't get comfortable

Hulu had a right to party on Sunday night, with “The Handmaid’s Tale” raking in multiple Emmys including the coveted win for best drama series, a pair for lead and supporting actress, and one for directing. It was a huge night for Hulu,...Show More Summary

The US government keeps a massive archive of ice — here's why

The US government removes ice from places like Antarctica and Greenland and brings it to the National Ice Core Laboratory in Colorado. There, the ice is kept in a -10 ° Fahrenheit freezer, where scientists study it to learn about Earth's past, present, and future. Follow Tech Insider: On Facebook Join the conversation about this story »

Alphabet chairman Eric Schmidt: The 'real secret' to success is sleep

The "sleepless executive" is a worshipped figure in America's workaholic culture, particularly the tech industry, but some executives are starting to try to dispel the idea. For instance, Alphabet executive chairman Eric Schmidt just...Show More Summary

Microsoft won't be holding its annual hardware launch event this year — here's what it's doing instead (MSFT)

For the last several years, Microsoft has thrown a splashy New York City event in late October to introduce new Surface computers and other gadgets into the world. This year, however, Microsoft is breaking the tradition, Business Insider has learned. Show More Summary

Here's how dogs actually see the world

How do dogs see the world? Dogs see differently than humans. The reason lies within the eye. In the eye are light receptors called cones and rods. Cones help us distinguish different colors, while rods help us see in dim light. The number...Show More Summary

Sonos confirms a forthcoming Alexa speaker (AMZN)

This story was delivered to BI Intelligence IoT Briefing subscribers. To learn more and subscribe, please click here. Sonos, a mid- to high-end speaker manufacturer, released an updated privacy policy for its speakers that almost certainly...Show More Summary

Apple TV competitor Roku hopes to raise as much as $252 million in IPO

Roku, the maker of streaming video players that have become a favorite of cable TV cord cutters, plans to raise up to $252 million in its IPO. The company said in a filing withe SEC on Monday that it plans to sell 15.8 million shares...Show More Summary

An anonymous app for positive feedback just reached the top of the App Store — here's how to use it

Most apps that let you message people anonymously head down a similar path: Users take advantage of the anonymous features to spew racism, threats, and bullying. A new app called tbh is hoping to change that — and it just reached the...Show More Summary

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