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The Woman Who Is Turning the Beauty Industry on Its Head

<i>Welcome to the Racked Awards, our annual celebration of the best in fashion, beauty, shopping, and health. Below, meet Grace Choi, who we've dubbed Beauty Gamechanger of the Year.</i><p>Photo: Getty Images<p>Dragon Girl by <b>Nars</b>, Pink Adobe by <b>Tom Ford</b>, Vamp by <b>Chanel</b>—beauty brands churn out cult classic shades …

PayPal Co-Founder Takes Aim at Credit Card Industry With New Startup

The most miserable year of Max Levchin’s life began in 2002, shortly after he sold off his ownership stake in PayPal to eBay for an estimated $34 …

Airbnb Adds Alipay as Payment Option as China’s Digital Influence Grows

A way to serve more travelers from China.<p>Chinese Internet payment system Alipay continues to extend its reach across borders, this time inking a deal to show up as a payment option on home rental service Airbnb.<p>Airbnb has been slowly rolling out the Alipay option since the summer for people who …

Qubit Bags $26M To Grow Its Ecommerce Personalization Platform

Big-data ecommerce analytics startup Qubit, which provides online retailers and their marketers with tools to optimize sales by conducting A/B testing and personalizing the content each user sees, has announced a $26 million Series B round of funding, led by Accel Parters.<p>Salesforce Ventures also …

Shyp Launches In New York City, And Miami Is Next

On-demand shipping startup Shyp is now officially expanding beyond San Francisco, launching its service in New York City after just a few weeks in private beta. In addition, the company is today announcing that its service will land in Miami, Fl., in time for this year’s Art Basel, meaning those …

Cloudflare just added SSL encryption to two million websites for free

Last year, the web optimization network CloudFlare promised it would double SSL usage on the web in 2014 — and last night, the company made good on its promise. Overnight, CloudFlare deployed its Universal SSL feature, offering free SSL encryption to any site that opted in. All told, that meant two …

Jawbone Releases Up iOS App with Apple Health Support

As promised, Jawbone has released a new health and fitness-tracking app for iOS 8 that accepts data from a bevy of different devices and services.<p>The new offering is simply called UP, which is, rather confusingly, the same name Jawbone gave to its previous iOS app. The broader fitness platform is …

The newest selfie gadget is a wearable drone

Forget selfie sticks. The future is (almost) here, and it’s (probably) bringing a wearable drone that will snap your photos for you.<p>The drone clasps around the wearer’s wrist like a bracelet. When a photo op presents itself, the wearer would release the drone with a flick of the wrist. The drone …

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Shipping startup Shyp comes to New York and soon Miami

Shyp, the app that sends someone to your home to package and ship your goods, launches in New York today.<p>For $5 plus the price of postage, a Shyp “hero” will arrive at your door and retrieve an item that you want to ship. The “hero” will deposit that item in one of the many vans (called …

Jawbone’s UP app adds HealthKit support, no longer requires a wristband

Now that Apple has announced its entry into the fitness-tracking wearable space with the Apple Watch, Jawbone, the makers of the UP and UP24 activity trackers, has introduced a version of its UP iPhone app that works without requiring the fitness band. Instead, the new version of Jawbone’s health …