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People are donating money to Kylie Jenner to help her become the world's youngest billionaire

Kylie Jenner, 20, has an estimated net worth of $900 million, according to Forbes. A GoFundMe campaign is raising money to help Jenner become the world's youngest billionaire. 

When Forbes reported this week that Kylie Jenner, the 20-year-old cosmetic mogul from the Kardashian/Jenner family, was just $100 million shy of becoming the world's youngest self-made billionaire, fans of the reality-TV star banded together.

On Twitter, multiple people joked that they intended to help raise the additional $100 million that would make Jenner the world's youngest billionaire.

we need to raise $100 million to give to Kylie Jenner so she’s a full billionaire! let’s fucking go! let’s send a message! no negativity ??...


Thousands of Tesla Model 3 cars are sitting in giant parking lots in California — here's why (TSLA)

Photos of numerous Tesla vehicles at locations in California have shown up on Twitter. These are likely staging areas for vehicles that are on their way to customers in other parts of the US. Tesla's rapidly expanding production of its Model 3 means that the company is running out of space at its factory in Fremont.

 

Some photos of Tesla vehicles parked at several locations in California recently surfaced on Twitter.

What looks to be a few thousand Teslas are allegedly in the Central Valley town of Lathrop, east of the Bay Area; and in Burbank, near Los Angeles.

These look to be staging areas, where cars are collected before they've sent to other parts of the country.


Battle-royale games like 'Fortnite' are expected to make $20 billion in 2019

Free-to-play game "Fortnite Battle Royale" recently passed the $1 billion revenue mark thanks solely to its in-app purchases, according to a new report from SuperData Research.

The multi-platform game sky-rocketed to super fandom following its release in fall 2017, and is now one of the many survival-based video games in which players are pitted against up to 100 other players to see who can fight their way to be the last one standing. These games are part of a genre known as "battle royale", and as this chart from Statista shows, it's a genre that's working for consumers and, as a result, for creators.


The ugliest building in every US state, according to people who live there

Architecture is a form of art. When a city constructs a new building, it should add beauty to its streetscape.

But that doesn't always happen. Every town across the United States likely has a tower, a government complex, or an office building that residents wish never went up.

Business Insider asked readers to name the one architectural eyesore they loathe in their state. Responses ranged from a building that looks like a giant wooden basket to a hotel painted solid gold.

The most unpopular buildings — two that were named by nearly a dozen readers — were Boston's City Hall, a concrete structure that one person described as "depressing," and Manhattan's 432 Park Avenue, a skyscraper that another reader said resembles "a very tall trashcan."

Here are the ugliest buildings in every US state, plus Washington, DC:

Alabama — The Government Plaza in Mobile Alaska — The Westmark Hotel in Anchorage Arizona — The City Hall of Te...

Here's where you can legally consume marijuana in the US in 2018

The United States is gradually becoming the land of the red, white, and green.

Nine states and Washington, DC, have legalized marijuana for recreational use for adults over the age of 21. Medical marijuana is legal in another 30 states after voters in Oklahoma approved a ballot initiative to legalize medical marijuana in June. 

Support for the drug reached new highs in 2018. A Gallup poll showed that 64% of Americans favor legalization, and even a majority of Republicans back it.


'Dunno where this bs came from': Elon Musk slams claims that Tesla Model 3 cancellations are outpacing deposits (TSLA)

Elon Musk took to Twitter on Thursday night to defend Tesla after a New York investment bank downgraded the electric car company's shares that morning.  The firm suggested Tesla Model 3 cancellations are outpacing orders.  Musk responded with a tweet calling the suggestion 'bs' and then gave specific order numbers. 

Tesla, CEO Elon Musk took to Twitter on Thursday night to dispute rumors that Model 3 cancellations are outpacing orders. The move came after Needham & Co., a New York-based investment bank, downgraded Tesla shares from hold to sell. 

Needham's


This $530 Android phone can take better shots than the $1,000 iPhone X — sometimes

We're at the point where you can buy a premium smartphone for as low as $530 and still get a similar high-end experience as you would on a $1,000 smartphone, and the option to go the less expensive route is more alluring than ever.

One of the biggest deciding factors between cheaper and more expensive smartphones — and even between phones that cost around $700 — is camera performance. The endless smartphone camera debate rages on, and it's likely to keep going until smartphone makers can't possibly improve smartphone cameras any further.

This time, I looked at how a $1,000 phone, the iPhone X, compared to one of my favorite Android phones, the $530 OnePlus 6. 

With such a massive difference in price tags, you'd image the iPhone X has the better camera. And you'd be right — at least in certain situations. But there were certainly some instances when the OnePlus 6 actually did better than the iPhone X. 


Uber just hinted it could be in serious trouble if it doesn't conquer the market for electric bikes and scooters

Since February, Uber users have been able to book an electric bike through the app. Now the bikes are taking a big chunk out of Uber's core car-ride business. An Uber employee published early results of an analysis showing that it booked 10% fewer rides in cars and SUVs after the company got into bike-sharing. The data suggests that Uber could be in serious trouble if the emerging scooter-sharing market also cuts into its car-hailing business.

Electric-scooter sharing startups are racing to become as dominant as Uber or Lyft in this wacky and well-funded transportation business that's revolutionizing transit in America.

At the same time, Uber is learning that it may need to end up dominating scooter-sharing, before companies like Bird, Lyft, and Ofo cannibalize its core car-hailing business.


I rode a $7,000 electric bike that's as close to an old-school motorcycle experience as you can get in the 21st century — here's what it was like

California-based Vintage Electric builds electric bikes that are styled to resemble old-time motorcycles. The company recently updated its Tracker line of bikes. Vintage Electric let me borrow a Tracker S, which is good for up to 75 miles on a single battery charge. I was extremely impressed with the looks and performance of the e-bike.

I test cars and trucks all the time for Business Insider, but rarely two-wheeled conveyances. Dan McMahon is our bike person, and his coverage needs no introduction.

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These were the top-selling items from Amazon Prime Day around the world (AMZN)

Amazon just wrapped up its annual Prime Day, and according to the company, it was the biggest shopping event in its history.  More than 100 million products were purchased around the globe. The top two best-selling products around the world were the Fire TV Stick with Alexa Voice Remote and the Echo Dot.  Other best-selling products ranged from laundry detergent to video games. See which products were the best-selling around the world. 

Amazon held its annual Prime Day earlier this week, and the company said the 36-hour event was the biggest shopping event in its history.

According to an Amazon 


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