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  • CHART OF THE DAY: Amazon's Growth Is Waning (AMZN)

    23 October 2014, 5:16 pm by: Dave Smith

    Amazon reported earnings for its fiscal third quarter of 2014 on Thursday. Revenue hit $20.58 billion, which is a 20% increase year-over-year, but it fell short of analysts' expectations at $20.84 billion. Earnings per share also missed: Amazon reported…
  • Microsoft Surface More Than Doubled In Revenue To $908 Million, And It's Sorta Profitable (MSFT)

    23 October 2014, 5:14 pm by: Julie Bort

    There's lots of good news in Microsoft's earnings report and one piece is that Surface revenue hit $908 million for the quarter. A year ago, Surface revenue was a modest $400 million and even last quarter, revenue was only $409 million. And Microsoft tells us…
  • Work At BI — Front-End Developer / Web Design Opening - CLONE

    23 October 2014, 5:08 pm by: Jason Merriman

    Business Insider is looking for a highly skilled front-end developer / web designer to help us create new story experiences and solve business/design/tech problems.  Ideal candidates will have a passion for design, a command of HTML and CSS, experience using…
  • Microsoft Reveals Total Xbox Sales For Last Quarter (MSFT)

    23 October 2014, 4:50 pm by: Karyne Levy

    Microsoft reported Q1 earnings on Thursday, and it's looking pretty good for the company across the board.  The company said that total Xbox console sales were 2.4 million, growing 102%. However, Microsoft didn't specify how many were Xbox 360s and how many…
  • An Internet Entrepreneur Listed His San Francisco Apartment For $6.25 Million — And He's Giving It…

    23 October 2014, 4:48 pm by: Madeline Stone

    Lorry Lokey, founder of media-relations site Business Wire, has listed his stunning San Francisco apartment for $6.25 million, the Wall Street Journal reports.  Lokey bought the home for $4.6 million in 2006, but he isn't looking to turn a profit on his real…
  • Watch Mark Zuckerberg In China Surprise The Audience By Speaking Fluent Mandarin

    23 October 2014, 4:44 pm by: Matt Johnston

    Facebook's CEO wowed a crowd in Beijing by breaking out his newly-learned Mandarin. Produced by Matt Johnston. Video courtesy of Associated Press.   Follow BI Video: On FacebookJoin the conversation about this story »
  • Potential NYC Ebola Patient Took An Uber Before Going To The Hospital

    23 October 2014, 4:21 pm by: Erin Brodwin

    The doctor who treated Ebola patients in Guinea and is currently being tested for the virus at New York City's Bellevue Hospital may have taken an Uber yesterday to a Williamsburg bowling alley, according to CNN reporter Vaughn Sterling. Since Ebola is only…
  • These Stunning Videos Of Chemical Reactions Will Take Your Breath Away

    23 October 2014, 4:17 pm by: Erin Brodwin

    Aside from its depiction in the hit series Breaking Bad, chemistry has long gotten a bad rap as the least sexy of the sciences. A new digital media project aims to change all that, starting with a series of eerily alluring videos that capture what happens when…
  • Microsoft Cofounder Paul Allen Has Pledged $100 Million To Fight Ebola

    23 October 2014, 4:03 pm by: Madeline Stone

    Microsoft cofounder Paul Allen announced Thursday that he would be donating at least $100 million to fighting Ebola, The New York Times reported. "Everybody feels called sometimes to really pursue a certain thing that resonates with them, and this has…
  • Microsoft Beats Earnings Expectations, Stock Takes Off (MSFT)

    23 October 2014, 3:58 pm by: Jay Yarow

    Microsoft earnings are out, and they're solid.  Here are the two numbers that matter: EPS: $0.54, which is down 13% on a year-over-year basis, versus expectations of $0.49 Revenue: $23.2 billion, which is up 25% on a year-over-year basis, versus expectations…
  • Amazon Tanks After Disappointing Earnings (AMZN)

    23 October 2014, 3:53 pm by: Jillian D'Onfro

    Amazon just reported disappointing Q3 earnings.  Here are the numbers: EPS: -$0.95 (analysts were expecting a loss of $0.74). Revenues: $20.58 billion (analysts were expecting $20.84 billion). That's an increase of 20% year-over-year. Revenue guidance for…
  • THE SOCIAL-COMMERCE REPORT: Social Networks Are Driving More Online Sales And Influencing Offline…

    23 October 2014, 3:45 pm by: Brandon Workman and Emily Adler

    There’s been a lot of hype surrounding social commerce — the idea that posts and ads on sites like Facebook and Pinterest would generate lots of immediate sales on e-commerce sites. Today only a fraction of retailer's online sales are actually generated…
  • HP Exec Warns Men: Google Glass Will Hurt Your Love Life (HPQ)

    23 October 2014, 3:39 pm by: Julie Bort

    In the very near future, the tech industry is convinced we'll all be wearing our smartphones, not holding them, and one name you don't think of when it comes to this new "wearables" market is Hewlett-Packard. But HP has a wearables investment unit called HP…
  • This Awesome Machine Can 3D Print Plants To Grow Into Any Shape

    23 October 2014, 3:18 pm by: Jessica Orwig

    Too many city rooftops are barren, grey, and boring. Computer scientist Yuichiro Takeuchi, who works with the Sony Computer Science Laboratories, Inc. is out to change that. Takeuchi has found a way to print gardens filled with herbs and flowers. These gardens…
  • Snapchat COO Emily White Wants To Make Ads Incredibly Obvious To Users

    23 October 2014, 2:39 pm by: Alyson Shontell

    Snapchat isn't a fan of native advertising, according to the company's COO Emily White. Native advertising attempts to make a brand's message blend into surrounding editorial content. Magazines do this well with beauty products scattered among beauty how-tos,…
  • Apple Will Find Jobs For Employees At Its Bankrupt Supplier (AAPL)

    23 October 2014, 2:24 pm by: Sam Colt

    Apple has promised to help employees at its sapphire display supplier, GT Advanced Technologies, find new jobs, according to Re/code's John Paczkowski. GTAT announced on Thursday that it had reached a deal to end its partnership with Apple.  An Apple…
  • Bankrupt Apple Sapphire Supplier Is Getting Out Of The Sapphire Business And Now The Stock Is…

    23 October 2014, 2:24 pm by: Myles Udland and Reuters

    GT Advanced Technologies said it reached an agreement with Apple under which GT Advanced would exit the production of sapphire materials.  The company will shut down its factories in Mesa, Arizona, and Salem, Massachusetts, the company said in a statement on…
  • Slack CEO Denies He's Raising At A Billion Dollar Valuation

    23 October 2014, 2:19 pm by: Eugene Kim

    TechCrunch reported Thursday that the enterprise collaboration app Slack is raising a new round of funding at a valuation of up to $1 billion. Citing its own sources, TechCrunch said Sequoia and KPCB are participating in this round. In the article, Slack CEO…
  • This App Scans Your Proportions And Mails You A Custom-Fitted Shirt

    23 October 2014, 1:54 pm by: Steven Tweedie

    There's nothing quite like a custom shirt that's been tailored to your exact measurements, but they usually come with a hefty price tag. A new app called MTailor plans to change that, however, by outsourcing the measurements to your smartphone's camera. Here's…
  • HBO's 'Silicon Valley' Just Started Shooting Season 2 And It Will Air In 2015

    23 October 2014, 1:44 pm by: Alyson Shontell

    HBO's show "Silicon Valley" has been green lit for Season 2 and it just started filming Thursday. The show has been called the Bay Area's first "accurate satire" by ventura capitalist Marc Andreessen. Produced by Mike Judge, "Silicon Valley" tracks a…
  • Facebook's Newest App Wants To Make Old-School Internet Forums Sexy Again (FB)

    23 October 2014, 1:33 pm by: Alyson Shontell

    In 2011, Josh Miller left Princeton during his senior year to co-found a group blogging startup, Branch. Branch went on to raised $2 million from a bunch of notable investors and was advised by Twitter co-founders Evan Williams and Biz Stone. In January, it…
  • These Charts Show Just How Far The Newspaper Industry Has Fallen In 10 Years

    23 October 2014, 1:16 pm by: Harrison Jacobs

    Former Washington Post editor Robert G. Kaiser has written an essay for The Brookings Institution on the decline of America's newspapers with devastating takeaways for those with a vested interest in the industry. All in all, the big traditional news outlets…
  • The First 19 Amazon Employees: Where Are They Now? (AMZN)

    23 October 2014, 12:51 pm by: Jillian D'Onfro

    When Jeff Bezos and his wife, MacKenzie, started driving northwest from Texas in 1994, they were setting off on a journey to create one of the biggest e-commerce sites in the United States, based in Seattle. Although they took that first long road trip alone,…
  • 10 Eye-Opening Charts On How US Teens Shop, Buy Devices, And Consume Media

    23 October 2014, 12:15 pm by: Cooper Smith

    Teens don't account for a huge chunk of the US population, but they still get lots of attention. Marketers and brands know that teen behavior often says a lot about where shopping trends, media consumption, and device ownership are going. BI Intelligence…
  • Here's Why Mark Zuckerberg Studies Chinese Every Day

    23 October 2014, 12:10 pm by: Drake Baer

    Mark Zuckerberg took the stage at Tsinghua University in Beijing on Wednesday. To the delight and amazement of the crowd, he spoke in Mandarin Chinese.  "I'm very glad to be in Beijing," he said to the group. "I love this city. My Chinese is really a mess,…

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