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  • The EU Says Apple May Have Avoided Billions In Taxes Over 10 Years

    30 September 2014, 4:55 am by: Jim Edwards

    The European Commission has decided that Apple's tax deal in Ireland — which has allegedly saved the company billions of dollars over years — may be improper and constitute illegal state aid, according to Sky News. Apple told Business Insider it had done…
  • Peter Thiel Says Europe Is 'A Slacker With Low Expectations'

    30 September 2014, 4:28 am by: Mike Bird

    PayPal founder, hedge fund manager and venture capitalist Peter Thiel isn't much of a fan of Europe, according to a video interview with the Financial Times.  "I think people in Europe are generally pessimistic about the future. They have low expectations,…
  • The iPhone 6 Is Clear To Go On Sale In China (AAPL)

    29 September 2014, 10:40 pm by: Sam Colt

    Chinese regulators have approved the iPhone 6 for sale there, Reuters reports. The announcement came through China's Ministry of Industry and Information Technology's website. It's unclear when Apple will start selling the iPhone 6 in China, but it now has…
  • Mark Hurd Explains Why Oracle Needs Two CEOs (ORCL)

    29 September 2014, 9:05 pm by: Julie Bort

    The tech world is still stunned that after 37 years, Larry Ellison is no longer CEO of the company he founded, Oracle, even though his change in job title is largely symbolic. His top two executives, formerly known as presidents, are now co-CEOs, while…
  • A Company That Helps You Find The Perfect Credit Card Is Now Worth $1 Billion

    29 September 2014, 8:35 pm by: Eugene Kim

    Credit Karma, a credit-tracking personal finance site, raised $75 million on Monday in a new round of funding that values the company at more than $1 billion, The Wall Street Journal reported. The new funding, coming just six months after its $85 million…
  • Here's How Apple Is Making Its New HQ 'The Greenest Building On The Planet' (AAPL)

    29 September 2014, 8:27 pm by: Sam Colt

    Last week Tim Cook proclaimed that Apple's new headquarters would be "the greenest building on the planet," referring to Apple's commitment to environmental sustainability.  That's quite a claim. But Apple has tried to make good on its promise as it builds a…
  • Here Comes Atlas, Facebook’s Plan To Tackle Google With Its Own Ad Network (FB)

    29 September 2014, 8:14 pm by: Dave Smith

    Facebook will reportedly roll out Atlas, the ad platform it purchased from Microsoft last year, to help companies and marketers track their ads’ effectiveness around the web, according to Re/code’s Peter Kafka. In Atlas, ads are not bought through…
  • Apple Just Protected Your Mac From A Terrifying Vulnerability (AAPL)

    29 September 2014, 8:02 pm by: Sam Colt

    Apple has patched OS X against a security vulnerability called "Shellshock." Shellshock is a bug discovered last week that, when exploited, can allow a remote user to control one or more computers in a system.  Once the computers are under remote control,…
  • Apple's iCloud Is Back Up After Going Down For Some People (AAPL)

    29 September 2014, 7:47 pm by: Sam Colt

    iCloud, Apple's consumer cloud storage platform, was down for some people, but now everything seems to be up and running again, according to the company's support page. Here's what it looked like: But now all those red triangles are green, which means…
  • This Woman's Revolutionary Idea Made Her A Billionaire — And Could Change Medicine

    29 September 2014, 7:23 pm by: Kevin Loria

    The next time you get a blood test, you might not have to go to the doctor and watch vials of blood fill up as the precious fluid is drawn from your arm. No more wondering to yourself — "ah, how much more can they take before I pass out?" Instead you might…
  • Now It Sounds Like Japanese Giant SoftBank Won't Buy DreamWorks After All

    29 September 2014, 7:16 pm by: Karyne Levy

    Talks between Japan's SoftBank and DreamWorks Animation have reportedly cooled down, according to The Wall Street Journal. An earlier report said that the deal would provide SoftBank "another route to try to fulfill [its] ambition of challenging America's top…
  • This Is The Trophy That Larry Ellison's Team Staged A Miracle To Win

    29 September 2014, 6:21 pm by: Julie Bort

    A year ago, Oracle cofounder Larry Ellison ditched his keynote presentation at his own customer conference to watch his sailing team clinch the America's Cup. Winning the 2013 Cup was the biggest comeback in the 162-year history of the race. This week, the…
  • These Photographs From Hong Kong's Daredevil 'Rooftoppers' Will Take Your Breath Away

    29 September 2014, 6:03 pm by: Christian Storm

    With the massive protests in Hong Kong raging for a second day, officials in Hong Kong have initiated a blackout of Instagram throughout the city. That means that, along with images of demonstrators flooding the streets of downtown Hong Kong, the impressive…
  • The Guy Who Raised $55,000 On Kickstarter To Make Potato Salad Threw A Big Party To Celebrate His…

    29 September 2014, 5:58 pm by: Madeline Stone

    Back in July, Columbus, Ohio-based web developer Zack Danger Brown created a Kickstarter project that bewildered the internet.  "Basically I'm just making potato salad," Brown wrote on the Kickstarter page. "I haven't decided what kind yet." Brown ultimately…
  • A Developer Created A Brilliantly Innovative New Way To Use The iPhone's Widgets, But Apple Killed…

    29 September 2014, 5:49 pm by: Steven Tweedie

    Apple removed an app called Launcher from the App Store late Friday night, and the circumstances surrounding the app's removal have left its creator scratching his head. Launcher was originally designed to help save its users time by creating one-tap shortcuts…
  • Best Buy Thinks This Television Is The Future Of Its Business

    29 September 2014, 5:32 pm by: Ashley Lutz

    Best Buy believes that 4K Ultra High Definition televisions will give business a boost.  CFO Sharon McCollam told Goldman Sachs that the televisions "will be a decisive product for the franchise."  McCollam spoke at Goldman Sachs' Annual Global Retailing…
  • THE SOCIAL-MEDIA DEMOGRAPHICS REPORT: Differences In Gender, Age, And Income At The Top Networks

    29 September 2014, 5:20 pm by: Thiago Guimarães

    The demographics of who's on what social network are shifting — older social networks are reaching maturity, while newer social messaging apps are gaining younger users fast. In a new report from BI Intelligence, we unpack data from over a dozen sources to…
  • Why People Are Leaving Facebook For Ello

    29 September 2014, 5:01 pm by: Matthew Stuart

    We stopped by the New York Burlesque Festival to find out why performers are leaving Facebook for Ello.  Produced by Matthew Stuart. Follow BI Video: On FacebookJoin the conversation about this story »
  • These Drone-Based Advertisements Were Super Cool And Only A Little Creepy

    29 September 2014, 4:49 pm by: Richard Feloni and Aaron Taube

    It seems like ever since last December, when Amazon CEO Jeff Bezos said his company was working on drone prototypes that could one day deliver packages to doorsteps, the public has been imagining a world where we coexist with drones buzzing overhead. Google…
  • A 13-Year-Old Has Invented A Completely New Approach To Cleaning Up Oil Spills

    29 September 2014, 3:46 pm by: Jessica Orwig

    This 13-year-old is trying to save the world one ecosystem at a time. Chythanya Murali, an eighth grader from Arkansas, has created a safe, effective, non-conventional method to clean oil spills, by harnessing the cleaning properties of bacteria —…
  • CHART OF THE DAY: The Most Beloved CEOs In Tech

    29 September 2014, 3:41 pm by: Dave Smith

    Of all the big-name CEOs in tech, which are most adored by their employees? According to Glassdoor approval ratings of tech CEOs, which were compiled by Forbes and charted for us by Business Insider Intelligence, 24-year-old Evan Spiegel of Snapchat is the…
  • Apple Is Already Working On The Next Three Major Updates To iOS 8

    29 September 2014, 3:39 pm by: Steven Tweedie

    In an odd break from tradition, Apple appears to already be hard at work on the next three major upgrades to its iOS 8 operating system for iPhones and iPads. After recently releasing iOS 8 and iOS 8.0.2, Apple is simultaneously working on the next three major…
  • Here’s What 8 Of The World's Sexiest CEOs Do In Their Free Time

    29 September 2014, 3:31 pm by: Melissa Stanger

    No job is easy, but being the CEO of a company can be particularly stress-inducing. The only way to combat that kind of stress is with a hobby that helps you unwind. These eight CEOs all appear on our 2014 list of the Sexiest CEOs Alive! and they all have one…
  • AOL's Tim Armstrong To Speak At IGNITION

    29 September 2014, 3:06 pm by: Joanna Mosca

    In the relatively short existence of the Internet, Tim Armstrong managed to launch IDG’s first Internet Magazine and then help Google go public, largely on the success of the advertising juggernaut he helped build. Now he serves on the board at Priceline and…
  • This Incredible Bracelet-Drone Idea Is Perfect For Taking Aerial Selfies

    29 September 2014, 2:44 pm by: Chelsea Harvey

    This little machine is taking photography to new heights. Thought it's still being developed, Christoph Kohstall, a doctoral candidate at Stanford University, hopes that Nixie will be the next big thing in selfies. The Nixie is a tiny, wearable drone with…

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